Picture book of poems for children (18pp.), scribbled with boyish slanders, such as – “Fool!”, “Idiot”, “Mad!” or etc.
And also added some abuses to a certain person named ‘Keiko Masuda’ (probably, must be a girl...).
A ridiculous, sour-sweet, transient, and artistic memory.
approx. 25.6 x 18.2cm (10.07 x 7.16in)
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Buddhist teaching book called ‘Rennyo Shonin Ofumi (Gobunsho)’ (The Letters of Master Rennyo) as a collection of eighty pastoral letters written to True Pure Land school (Jodo-Shin school) followers.
Aesthetic aged binding with slight scent of incense reminded of the temple of its provenance. Meiji-Taisho period, 19-20th century. approx. 18 x 13 x 4.5cm (7.08 x 5.11 x 1.77in)
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A stated first edition third printing... the boards show light wear and there is a pencil notion on the front free paper. The pages are uncut.
An oversized moroccan leather bound book. The cover features a stylized, embossed design. Published by H. & E. Phinney, Cooperstown, NY, 1842. The frontispiece is engraved and there are a total of ten wood-engraved plates, including the frontispiece. Foxing is throughout and the cover shows some wear with age.
PETER RABBIT AND JIMMY CHIPMUNK. Illustrations by Virginia Albert. (Cover illustrations by Fern Bisel Peat). Chicago: Saalfield, (1918). 8vo. Pictorial endpapers. Printed throughout in blue and red. Title page in color plus twelve color illustrations. Please note: photos 4 - 7 had bad lighting - the pages are whiter than shown. Paper chipped from spine otherwise very good.
PETER RABBIT AT THE CIRCUS. Written By Alma Hudson. Pictured By Richard Hudson. New York: Cupples & Leon Co. (1921). 6 1/4" x 4 3/4". Original red boards with color pictorial label on front cover. Illustrated throughout with black and white line drawings and six full page color plates. 48 pages. Minor staining to the fore edges of a few pages and inoffensive light pencil marks on 3 pages otherwise in very good condition.
MINIATURE BOOK. Peter Arrives In The Promised Land. MSGR Francis J. Weber. Designed by Francis Braun. 1 of 600 copies printed by the Junipero Sierra Press. Bound in full gilt stamped white leather. All edges gilt. SIGNED by MSGR WEBER. The frontispiece is a 1980 VATICAN stamp. Keepsake of the Miniature Book Society Grand Conclave V. In fine condition. Measures 2 7/8" x 2 1/8".
BOOKS, By Edward P. Morgan (from "Clearing the Air"). Issued as a Keepsake at the Miniature Book Society's Grand Conclave V, Skokie, Illinois, September 1987. A fabulous miniature book with design, typography, and binding by Robert E. Massman. Calligraphy by Helene E. Sherman. Illumination by Eloise C. Massman. The book is triangular in shape with a hand colored label on the cover. The illumination depicts an Owl and is signed with the artist's initials. In fine condition...
A very nice calico covered English grammar book published in Hartford Ct. The inscription in side the cover is Oliver H. Almy (Jr?) Book Little Compton RI.
May 5th AD 1845.
The book is 7 1/4" by 4 1/2". The cover shows wear at the corners. There is a nice shadow inside indicating the cloth cover has been on a very long time.
An early collectible brown and tan edition with jacket published by Grosset in 1928. The notable "wtih" for "with" is on page 4, line 25. The jacket is worn with tears, the overlap has separated and there is old tape. Also, the top corner of the textblock has darkening and the extreme spine is slightly worn ( see photos). Sold as is.
A hard copy with green linen boards written by Edward Bulwer Lytton ( Lord Lytton) and published in 1897 by Little Brown & Co /New York Athenaeum Society. The pages have yellowed, there is a faint halo that runs from the title page to page one. An owner's name is on the front free paper and another free paper has a stamp on it...The corners of the boards are worn and there is a very slight separation between the title and copyright page ( see photo).Uncut pages. 354pp.
A first edition hard cover published by the US Government Printing Office in 1911.Includes memorial addresses on the Life and Character of James Breck Perkins (late a representative from New York) delivered to the Sixty-first Congress, second session.The black boards show wear and staining, there is foxing on the frontispiece with Perkins and also on the title page.
Memorial Edition published by Wm. H. Shepard in 1882 and written by John Clark Ridpath, LL.D.The pages have yellowed, the boards show wear especially at the corners, the brown free paper opposite the front paste down and also on back have a very small section missing, and there is light foxing on the uncolored free paper. Illustrated. The binding is tight.672pp.
Published in 1925 by the Government Printing Office, Washington, here is a rare copy of memorial addresses given to the 68th Congress.The black silk boards show modest wear with some light smudging. The book is a tad musty otherwise in fine condition. 44pp.
RHYMES FOR THE NURSERY. Jane and Ann Taylor. Circa 1806. Published by Darton, Harvey & Co. London. 16mo. Original boards. Spine chipped. A defective copy lacking preliminary leaves but starting with the Contents page (p. vi) and one leaf of text (p.3/4). Contains the famous poem "THE STAR" ("Twinkle, twinkle, little star") on page 10. There is a six page publisher's catalogue of books bound in at the rear which does not list this volume. A very early edition of a very rare book...
THE TOY SHOP; OR SENTIMENTAL PRECEPTOR, Containing Some Choice Trifles, For The Instruction And Amusement Of Every Little Miss And Master. Paris: Printed For Sallior, Chartre's Street, No. 340, St Honore Quarter., no date (circa 1800). 16mo. Original green boards with partial spine and original gilt-lettered leather label. A rare French imprint with English text of the famous book originally published in 1787 by Elizabeth Newbery in London and believed to have been written by Richard Johnson...
WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: Or Two Strings To Your Bow. By Maria Edgeworth. With Illustrations From Original Designs. Philadelphia & New York: Appleton, 1850. 16mo. Beautifully patterned covers in color and gilt. With two hand colored illustrations - of which, the frontispiece is detached. Appleton's catalogue of books for children is bound in at the back. Covers worn.
THE ADVENTURES OF RODERICK RANDOM. By Tobias Smollett. Paisley: Printed and Sold by Alex. Weir, near the Crofs, 1774. 12mo. Full leather. 186 pages. Covers are very worn. Some markings in ink. All pages are toned with stains. Rare Scottish imprint and unusual edition.