New York: The Co-operative Building Plan Association, 1886. Leather. First Edition. 63 plates are present out of original 100. Folio. The "Hand Book," which is extremely rare, is missing, but the "Supplement" and a stiff "Card of Approximate Contract Prices" are both present. The individual plates are enclosed in the original, rare, leather portfolio with buckle closure. The portfolio is of black grained leather with crimson leather spine and corners which have blind-stamped, decorative rules. The spine is quite deteriorated. The front cover has "Builders' Portfolio No. 2." blind-stamped in faded gilt. Portfolio end papers and fold-over flaps are of covered with floral paper. The portfolio is somewhat aged, soiled and worn. The plates are slightly aged, soiled, and/or foxed. Even without all of the...
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Chicago, IL: Chicago Statuary Mfg. Co., c. 1927. Wraps. First Edition. 48 pp. Oblong 4to. Gray-green cover wraps with slight wear and scuffing. Heavily illustrated with everything from classical figures and busts of Abraham Lincoln to "Ear, Colossal Size."
A trade catalog lightly represented in institutions with only three copies appearing in OCLC. Very Good.
Shepherd, Thos. H. London: Jones & Co., 1827-1829. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 160, iii; vi, 12 (Subjects), 172, ii (List of Engravings). Both volumes have red leather spine with five slightly raised bands, gold embossed titling and decoration, losses at head and foot of spine. Volume I front board hanging by one cord, considerable foxing to frontispiece engraving and first title page with engraving of Temple Bar, From the Strand. Volume II front board detached. Marbled endpapers, considerable foxing to frontispiece engraving and first title page with engraving of Sussex Place at Regent's Park; this title page appears to have suffered water damage and was re-backed with another sheet of paper by a binder, second title page undamaged. Light foxing throughout, including the numerous...
New York, NY: Thunder's Mouth Press/Nation Books, 2003. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Signed by the author on the half-title page and dated in another hand.. Although blind since an early age, Mehta does occasionally sign a book in a highly stylized form. Fine / Fine.
New York: Sears Publishing Company, 1932. Hardcover. First Edition. Second Printing. viii, 305 pp. 8vo. Bright orange covers with very light darkening to spine, bumping to corners and light scuffing. Oddly, publisher printed on base of spine, Dodd, Mead & Company, is not the same as Sears Publishing Company printed on title page. Nevertheless, a scarce volume. Very Good.