n.d. (ca. 1850). Original edition. Unbound. 6 pages of chromolithographs from a children's book. A set of 6 pages of illustrations from an unknown children's book, , likely published by McLoughlin Bros. of New York. Several illustrate well-known nursery rhymes, while others are more obscure. Images are clean and bright...
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Orange, MA: nd (1949). Original edition. Poster. 17" x 28" poster, red lettering on white background. Letter-press printed broadside. The Orange Theatre was the local movie cinema in Orange, MA in north-central Massachusetts. Originally located in the Town Hall auditorium at 6 Prospect Street, a building with a classically styled...
London: Burke's Peerage, Ltd./Hafner Publishing Co., 1969. Fifth edition. Cloth over Boards. Small Quarto, pp. li, 432. Indexed.
Philadelphia: Douglas-Wolters Mfg. Co. Inc., 1918. Original edition. 14" x 11" painted sign on pressed signboard. Label on the back: "This is an Oiltone Sign." An unusual item, this sample sign painted with Oiltone oil paints shows a home painted in green with a pink roof and blue and red...
Ibadan, Nigeria: Mbari Publications, 1962. First edition. Original Wraps. 12 mo (5 1/2 x 8 1/2), pp. 90. The author's first book, banned in South Africa. Uncommon in the original first edition, in this condition.
Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 1975. First edition. Hard Cover. Quarto, pp. 659. A catalogue of articles in Western languages dealing with Africa from 1885 to 1965 in periodicals, festschriften or memorial volumes, symposia, and proceedings of congresses and conferences. An excellent reference work on the subject, in great condition.
Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 1971. First edition. Boards. Quarto, pp. 1102.
Neuchatel, Switzerland: Editions de la Baconniere, 1967. First edition. Stamped Linen Cloth over Boards. Octavo, pp. 228. Illustrated with b/w drawings and photos. A nice copy of this French text on African art.
London: Jonathan Cape, Ltd., 1926. First UK Edition. Half-Leather. Small Quarto, pp. 134. Illustrated with 40 b/w photogravure plates plus frontis. An interesting monograph on African sculpture, and an early study of the subject that attempts to treat African art separately from the standards of Western aesthetics and to appreciate...
Paris: Le Soleil Noir, 1951. Original edition. Original Wraps. 12mo, pp. 23 plus 32 b/w plates. Nice copy of this collection of photographs of African sculpture and masks. Originally owned by Rene d'Harnoncourt, former general manager of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) and Director of the Museum of...
London: Chatto & Windus, 1951. First edition. Red Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 308. Indexed, fold-out map bound in.
New York: New Directions, 1950. First edition, in 1600 copies. Publisher's yellow cloth. Octavo, pp. 106. Schwartz's poems and short articles, written between 1943 and 1950. His fourth publication. Laid in: 8 x 11 photogravure of "An informal Literary Gathering at The Gotham Book Mart," (1948), with all the literary...
New York: Alexander Montgomery, 1853. First edition. Original Blue Embossed Cloth. Octavo, pp. 376, illustrated with 25 engraved plates, several of them fold-out. Scarce.
Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1853. First edition. Original Red decorated Cloth. Octavo, pp. 288, illustrated w/12 engravings. A collection of stories by authors including Charles Howard, Nicholas Michell, Henry Ellis, Calder Campbell, and others. First American book appearance of Charles Dickens' famous ghost story, "To be read at dusk."
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1950. First edition. Original Cloth. Octavo, pp. xii, 288, indexed, several sepia-toned illustrations. An important study in Americana.
Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1846. First edition. Original Cloth. Quarto, pp. 95, illustrated with engravings, includes 3 of Emerson's poems (Loss and Gain, A Fable, and The Fore-Runners). Scarce title.
Mount Vernon, NY: Peter Pauper, n.d. Facsimile. Marbled paper over boards with letterpress title pastedown. Octavo, unpaginated, illustrated with 'numerous quaint cuts by an unknown hand.' The wit and wisdom of Benjamin Franklin conveyed through aphorisms. A very nice example of Peter Pauper's color letter press work. A nice attempt.....
ca. 1800. Original engraving. Image size ca. 3" x 4" (oval shaped) on laid eighteenth century paper 5" x 8.5" Tisdale (1768-1835) worked in New York 1794 til 1798, then in New England. This engraving of William Penn was included in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts' blockbuster "Exhibition of early engraving in America" from 1905. (Number 587).
New York: Viking Press, 1970. Fifth printing. Cloth over Boards. Folio, pp. 327, indexed, profusely illustrated w/ b/w photographs, b/w and color reproductions.
New York: Braziller, 1973. First edition, as stated. Cloth over Boards. Octavo, pp. 50.
New York: Knopf, 2004. First edition, as stated. Cloth over Boards. Octavo, pp. 957 plus xlii index. Nice bold signature in bright blue ink, direct from Clinton Library, possibly of topical interest.
New York: Viking Press, 1974. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Octavo, pp. 179. Nice copy of first book of a highly regarded writer who died too young.
Boston: David R. Godine Publisher, 1987. First edition. Paperback. Octavo, pp. 74. Scarce signed first of the author's first book. Doty is one of the most highly regarded of younger American poets.
Middletown, CT: Clark & Lyman, 1818. First edition. Full Calf, w/ gold lettering and patterns, mildly faded. Octavo, pp. 533. A lovely copy of a scarce volume in a scarce set.by an early president of Yale University.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1942. First edition. Original Wraps. 12 Mo, pp. 27. Wartime speech, nice first edition of the Nobel-winning poet and critic.