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New York: Planthouse Press, 2014. Wraps. Limited Edition. Unpag. Olbong 4to. Produced in wraps with an ingenious design that incorporates Webster's illustrations in to the interior liner of the blue cloth folding box that encases the book. Published in an edition of 500 copies.
A comic narrative by Bradford accompanies a collection of Webster's childhood drawings from the 1970s, all of which were kept by his mother. We should all be so lucky! Signed in pencil by artist and author on the title page. Fine.
Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1928. Hardcover. First Edition. xxii, 311 pp. 8vo. Burgundy cloth covered boards with gold embossed titing to cover board and spine. Minor darkening to spine. Clean and crisp within.
Describes the famous geologist's "planetesimal theory" as introduced earlier in his work "The Origin of the Earth" Very Good.
New York: The Grolier Club, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 286,  pp. 4 pp index laid in. Folio. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Catalog for the exhibition of the same name held at The Grolier Club in New York December 11, 2013-February 7, 2014. Printed in an edition of 1,500 copies. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine / fine.
New York, NY: Viking, 1988. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. xxxi, 350 pp. 8vo. Slight scuffing to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Dust soiling along top edge of cover boards, small blue smudge at top of half title page, clean within.
Inscribed boldly by Senator Mitchell and Senator Cohen on half-title page. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Random House, 1931. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 116 pp. 8vo. Black cloth boards with slight fraying at head of spine. Minor foxing to endpapers, clean within.
Inscribed by the author on the first free endpaper to "Mr. & Mrs. Maurice J. Kane..." The bookplate of Ruth Swetland Kane is affixed to the first free endpaper. Louis Henry Cohn, with his wife, Marguerite, founded the House of Books in 1930, one of premier bookstores offering modern first editions. Louis died in 1953, Margie carried on and became a legendary bookseller in her own right until she closed the business in 1984. Also included are three ALS addressed to Mrs. Kane, two of August 1938 from Margie Cohn, September 1939 from Louis, and a postcard offering.....
San Francisco, CA: The Arion Press, 1984. Quarter Leather. First Edition. Elephant Folio. Green quarter-leather binding with light green cloth covered boards, titling in gold embossed on spine. Housed in a custom box of the same light green cloth, it is topped by a bas-relief sculpture of the Temple of Flora by Jim Dine, with a green leather inlaid doorway with the edition title in gold. A stunning presentation with light spotting around the outer edge, which appears to have only had an effect on the box exterior, two light rust colored spots on bottom of box near foredge. Includes separate print "Details from Nancy's Garden" in printed paper folder with tissue guard, signed and numbered by Dine. Fourteenth book of the Arion Press.
Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 1999. Hard Cover. First Edition. The text was handset in Joanna with Delphian Open Titling. Three full-page, multicolor wood engravings with initial letters to open the three sections; a two-panel engraving for the title page. The book is printed on Zerkall mould-made paper. Hand-bound into boards by the Campbell-Logan Bindery.
Copy #143 of 220, enclosed in a slipcase, signed by Dufresne and Schanilec. Fine.
Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society, 1960. Hardcover. First Edition. 170 pp. 4to. Wear and scuffing to dust jacket, small losses at edges, now in mylar cover. Darkening along head of volume, age toning to endpapers and pastedowns. Clean within.
Inscribed by Duncan on the second free endpaper, in year of publication, to Eliot Elisofon. Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973) was active as a photographer from 1935 through his death, and was a staff photographer/correspondent for LIFE Magazine from 1942 through 1972. During his time with LIFE Elisofon pursued freelance projects including a deep interest in Africa and developed an interest and expertise in African Art. Elisofon also spent time as a color consultant in Hollywood. Major collections of his work are held by the Harry Ransom.....
Wadsworth, Charles E. Boston, MA/Cambridge, England: David R. Godine/Rampant Lion's Press, 1975. Hardcover. First Edition. 123,  pp. Folio. Cloth spine with paper covered boards, gold titling to spine. Matching green cloth slipcase is Very Good with light wear.
A marriage of Fry's poetry with twelve (12) collagraph-intaglios by Wadsworth. A beautiful book produced with mould-made paper from the Wookey Hole Mill, Somerset, England; print paper is Umbria, hand made in Italy. Printed in an edition of 220 copies, this being #33 and signed by author and artist on the colophon. Fine.
Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 1998. Hard Cover. First Edition. Hand-set text in Garamond with Ratdolt titling, hand-printed on Zerkall mould-made paper and hand-bound it into boards. Seven multiple-color wood engravings printed from maple blocks.
Copy #143 of 200, enclosed in a slipcase, and signed by Hautman and Schanilec. Fine.
New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1945. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. Unpag. 47 Plates. Folio. Dust jacket has chips and tears, losses at corners, head and foot of spine now in mylar cover. Rust cloth boards with black embossed titling to cover and spine, slight sunning to spine, evidence of water staining at head of front board. Previous.
An interesting work of photography by Henry Inn, which could be somewhat serious due to its introduction by a sociologist detailing Hawaii's multi-racial background gong back for generations; or as cheesecake with all the photographs depicting pretty young women with their ethnic background listed on the facing page. Nevertheless, significant in that this copy is signed by the author to Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973): "To Eliot Elisofon ALhoa.....
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2009. Hardcover. Limited Edition. xi, 252 pp. Folio. Red cloth boards with title blind embossed on front board, gold embossed to spine. Housed in matching red cloth slipcase.
Second installment in an exceptional work that both explains the rise in film noir but also features the books that inspired the films. An important refernce work for any bibliophile with an interest in film and mid-century America. Printed in a Deluxe Limited Edition of 110 copies, this is copy #23 and is signed by Kevin Johnson and Guy Maddin on the colophon. Fine.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2007. Hardcover. Limited Edition. xiii, 380 pp. Folio. Green cloth boards with title blind embossed on front board, gold embossed to spine. Housed in matching green cloth slipcase. Errata sheet laid in at rear.
An exceptional work that both explains the rise in film noir but also features the books that inspired the films. An important refernce work for any bibliophile with an interest in film and mid-century America. Printed in a Deluxe Limited Edition of 110 copies, this is copy #88 and is signed by Kevin Johnson and Paul Schrader on the colophon. Fine.
Laman, Tim. Washington DC: National Geographic/The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 227 pp. Oblong 4to. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover. Brand new.
A lush and stunning book of color photographs of the New Guinea's elusive birds-of-paradise. Signed by author & photographer Tim Laman on the title in year of publication. Scarce! Fine / fine.
Portland, OR: Nazraeli Press, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. Unpag. 15 black and white plates. Clean, crisp copy with Maisel's photograph illustration of reprinted on cover.
Stunning aerial photographs of the Los Angeles area by photographer David Maisel. Photographs take on an almost surveillance-like feel from the height at which they were taken and printed as they appear in the original negative form. The photographs are preceded by Mark Strand's poem, "Black Maps" and ends with an essay by William L. Fox entitled "Shadowlands." Fine.
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.
London/Newark, VT: Gefn Press/Janus Press, 1990. Hard Cover. First Edition. Unpag. Oblong folio. Dust Jacket, if you would like to call it that, is a crumpled linen napkin wrapped around the edition with a long cord tie that winds around to secure the cloth. Genius! Boards have an applied acrylic with a rough texture, and a linen backstrip. The book consists of a poem by Meynell with six sepia still lifes of cherries, sausages, and white bread. Susan Johanknecht designed the piece and set the text, recipes written out by Alix Meynell.
This is #51 of 150 copies and is signed by Johanknecht and Meynell at the colophon. Fine / fine.
Huntington Beach, CA: James Cahill Publishing, 1995. Manuscript. First Edition. Archive includes a ten page computer printout of "The Writer and His Machine," which varies slightly from the published edition. The 17 page computer printout varies from all versions. Unsigned Michener note says about this second version ("This Fourth Version of the manuscript, the final version"): "We have indicated by bold face the new material..." His note covers several options for dealing with printing two such similar versions of the essay. Also included is a 12-page typescript fax corresponding to the first version of "My Advice to Young America." Printed on legal paper, folded to letter size, with the text written in hand where it ran off the bottom. Also includes typed note signed by.....
Levine, Jack. New York: Maecenas Press/Random House, 1970. Folio. First Edition. Stunning folio set of drawings with text by James A. Michener and lithographs and woodcuts by Jack Levine enclosed in a silk covered clamshell box with a large belt-like closure on the front cover. Box has light age toning that is not evident until the belt closure is unclasped and the slightyl lighter original cover underneath is revealed. Michener's text and the four individual lithographs on Rives paper are encased in a folio matching the clamshell box with the same belted closure. The fifty-four watercolors, gouaches and drawings from Levine's sketchbook are printed on Ingres paper and are encased in a black leather folio. The Prospectus for this edition laid in the clamshell box.....
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiv, 400  pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy. Brand new. Inscribed by the author on the title page.
Memoir of from United States Senator from Maine, Senate Majority Leader, and Special Envoy to Northern Ireland and the Middle East. Fine / fine.