West Burke, VT: The Janus Press, 1977. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. Dark mustard yellow wraps with Helen Siegel wood cut printed in blue-gray on cover. Helen Siegl's wood cuts illustrate the text. Edition was handset in Bembo, titles in Mehart Uncial, printed on Kozu with Strathmore covers. Limited to 300 copies. Inscribed in pencil by Janus Press Founder Claire Van Vliet at the colophon. Fine.
West Burke, VT: The Janus Press, 1977. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. Heavy purple wraps with Helen Siegel wood cut of two doves over a cross printed in black on cover. Helen Siegl's wood cuts illustrate the text. Edition was handset and printed on Korean with Strathmore covers. Limited to 350 copies, inscribed in pencil by Janus Press Founder Claire Van Vliet at the colophon. Fine.
New York and London: Luther Burbank Press, 1914. Hard Cover. First Edition. Brown cloth-covered boards, with an embossed illustration of a cherry tree branch with red cherries dangling on covers, gold titling to spine. Light bumping to corners, scuffing from shelf wear. Profusely illustrated with tipped in color plates from photographs. Dedication page to the subscriber, Sarah H. Richardson, tipped in and signed by Robert John, one of the editors of the project. Very clean within. Very Good.
Newark, VT: The Janus Press, 1992. Wraps. First Edition. Printed on heavy white Royal Watercolour Society paper and illustrated with skull drawings by Ruth Fine, bound in a non-adhesive structure and encase in a two-part slipcase that uses shaped drum vellum for the sliding lid. This edition inscribed to the original recipient and signed by Clifford Burke, Ruth Fine, and Claire Van Vliet. One of 150 copies. Fine.
Tokyo: Rokakuho Uchida, 1936. Hardcover. First Edition. vii, , 102,  pp. 12mo. Black and white illustrations. Black cover is ruled; has title in both English and Japanese in red, with a gilt design on urn on front. Spine lettered in red in English. Slipcase of tan cardboard repeats design of book cover in brown. Lightly worn at ends of spine, one mark on rear. Some pages unopened. Pages 66 & 76 have light foxing on margin. Many black and white illustrations, color illustration of Sun Po prior to translator's note.
Inscribed to Dr. T. H. McGrail from the translator on the first free endpaper. Fine.
Camden, Maine: Barbara F. Dyer, 1984. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 183 pp. 4to. Dust jacket has lite wear, now in mylar cover. Green cloth boards with gold embossed titling to spine. Endpapers are illustrated with maps of Camden, pictures of Camden buildings at the edges. Signed and numbered on the first free endpaper by author/publisher. #240 of 1000.
An in-depth history of boatbuilding in Camden through the eyes of the author, whose family was part of that local industry. Fine / very good.
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1943. Hardcover. First Edition. 155 pp. Dark blue covers and spine. Front cover has a military insigne, blind-stamped, in red. Spine has blind-stamped, red lettering. Covers and spine are very slightly aged and edge-worn. Volume has a protective cover. Text is accompanied by numerous b/w photos and maps. Interior is slightly aged, but otherwise clean, crisp and tight.
Ink inscription, on first free endpaper, reads, "This story of great guys is given to "Slug" Railey -- With admiration, respect and affection from one of C.O. Alumni -- Doug, June 6th, 1943." Tucked inside the front cover, is a 2 1/2" x 4", b/w photo of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Presumably, the inscription is from him. Very Good.
Burlington, VT: University of Vermont Libraries, 1992. Hard Cover. First Edition. Dark mustard cloth covered boards with an exposed linen stitch binding at spine. This is one of 100 copies of this publication published by the University of Vermont Libraries to accompany an exhibition of the same name that was bound by Stephanie Westnedge for friends of the Janus Press.
This edition signed by Westnedge and inscribed by Janus Press founder Claire Van Vliet to the recipient. Fine.
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1940. Hard Cover. First Edition. Third Printing. Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, 2-1/4" closed tear running from upper left corner of dust jacket cover starting at spine hinge, now in mylar cover. Inscribed boldly by author on title page, "To Ted Littleman, Lets Go Native. Oliver St. John Gogarty. 8/5/77". Rear pastdown has notes in green and red marker, in French and what appears to be Chinese or Japanese that seem to document a trip. Very Good / Very Good.
London: Sampson Lowe, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1892. Hardcover. First Edition. 463 pp. 4to. Brown glossy linen-weave covers grown lighter towards the spine Spine itself sunned, with gilt lettering obscured. Gilt lettering and cartoon on front. Cover is edgeworn, with some chipping & wearing at spine ends. Corners bumped and worn. Top edge gilt. Dark green endpapers, separating at front joint. Bookplate of Austin Dobson on front pastedown. Tipped in between front flyleaves is a letter from Keene to a friend. The text of this letter appears on p. 415 with a note in Dobson's hand correcting the name of the recipient. "With the author's comps" appears in ink at top of the title page. The frontispiece photograph is signed by Keene. Occasional foxing. Many...
Burlington, VT: The Robert Hull Fleming Museum, 1975. Hard Cover. First Edition. 42 pp. Most likely bound by The Janus Press as a keepsake for subscribers and friends, although composed and printed by the Stinehour Press. Paper covered boards with a brown cloth spine and small applied paper label to title. Gift inscription dated 1976 from Claire Van Vliet on second free endpaper. An exceptional copy of the catalog raisonne of the first twenty years of The Janus Press.
New York: W.J. Widdleton, 1865. Hardcover. First Edition. 245 pp + 4 pp. pub ads. 12mo. B/w ills. Subtitle: "Comprising a Sketch of the Life of General Kilpatrick, with an account of the Cavalry Raids, Engagements, and Operations under his Command, from the Beginning of the Rebellion to the Surrender of Johnston." Brown cloth cover is ruled and stamped in a ribbed pattern with a cavalry soldier and his horse in center, front and back. Front cover gilt embellished, as is spine. Corners bumped and worn. Spine chipped at both ends. Ivory eps a little aged. Inside front cover has an ink inscription from the mother of General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick. Prelims foxed. Tissue cover to b/w frontis portrait has been removed. A facsimile signature...
New York: Monacelli Press, Inc., 1994. Hardcover. 583 pp. Case histories of 26 large-scale, urban landscape sculptures, 1976-1994. Essays by Susan P. Casteras, Vincent Scully, Gerhard Storck, Richard Cork and Donald Judd. Essay by Coosje regarding her collaboration with architect, Frank Gehry.
Inscribed boldly on title page to previous owner by Claes Oldenburg & Coosje Van Bruggen. Fine / Fine.
Southport, Me. Southport History Committee, 1976. Wraps. First Edition. 96 pp. B/w photo ills. Ivory covers have red and blue lettering on front, a design of blue fish at upper front. Wraps a bit "handled," but no wear or tears except for slight creases at spine ends. A bicentennial committee records the known history of their small Maine island, possibly settled for the first time as early as 1623. A charming mix of first-person accounts, recollections, and tales garnered from many sources. Book is clean and tight. See our Book # 008455 for another look at Southport.
Signed. Very Good.
London: MacMillan and Co., 1923. Hardcover. As. Vol. VII only, of 9 volumes. 612 pp. Front cover and spine have blind-stamped, bright gilt rules. Spine has blind-stamped, bright gilt lettering. Covers warped. Covers and spine are aged and shelf-worn. Spine ends are bumped, worn and chipped. Corners frayed. Edges are slightly aged and soiled. Interior is aged and is occasionally soiled.
Inscribed, in ink, on ffep, "Dear George -- [possibly George S. Kaufman?] It is a far, far, better thing I do, than S. Maugham -- and D. Parker. Moss Hart. October 1943. Courtesy of Dinah Sheean." Very Good.
New York: The Leos, 1945. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. 12mo. Fifty copies printed June 1, 1945. Light blue wraps, lightly soiled. Thirteen quotations chosen by each contributor and signed by them beneath each quote. Signatures of G. William Bergquist, Doonald M. Bolum, Ralph Carruthers, Donald T. Clark, David H. Clift, Jesse Cross, Archibald P. DeWeese, Denoch Fulton, Franklin F. Hopper, Charles J. Shaw, Wyllis E. Wright. Very good.