"An Essay On Learning Of Contingent Remainders And Executory Devices" by Charles Fearne. The Fourth Edition: Dublin, H. Watts & J. Rice , 1791. Period full calf binding with blind ornamental ruling on the front and rear covers; spine is blind-ruled with a red label. Interior is toned with an owner bookplate and also written in script on the first flyleaf. Overall, a very tight scarce book. 8 1/4" tall.
STORMY MISTY'S FOAL. By Marguerite Henry. Illustrated by Wesley Dennis. Rand McNally & Co., (1969). Fifth printing. Pictorial covers and endpapers. Illustrated with numerous black and white illustrations by WESLEY DENNIS and with color plates. A sequel to Marguerite Henry's popular horse story "Misty Of Chincoteague". There is a paper flaw at the base of the front free endpapers (see enlargement 3) otherwise a very good copy.
DPRK / North Korean Book: Koryo Dynasty Celadon / Bronze
The great leader President Kim Il Sung said: "The people of Koryo greatly developed the printing industry by inventing metal type for the first time in the world and manufactured the Koryo ceramics which the world values as treasures because of their distinctive colours, patterns and models. All these made our country famous".
Part of the introduction to this book. The Koryo Museum complex is at the foot of Mt...
La Collezione Archeologica Del Banco Di Sicilia is a boxed two volume set that was printed in 1992 by Edizioni Guida Pub. in Palermo, Italy. This beautiful two volume set is virtually unobtainable in the US, and is a superb corpus of ancient Greek ceramics that were produced in Magna Graecia (Southern Italy)...
Stenberg Brothers : Constructing a Revolution in Soviet design
Museum of Modern Art 1997 exhibition book. 9 X 12. 96 pages with 75 color and b/w illustrations.
The posters in this book, produced in Russia between 1924 and 1933 in the aftermath of the Bolshevik upheaval, exemplify a literal revolution in the graphic arts, a fundamental transformation of graphic design from a primarily illustrative medium to one increasingly abstract, constructed or collaged from a variety of sources...
BOOK. FOREVER LAUGHTER. By DON FREEMAN. San Carlos: Golden Gate Books, (1970). FIRST EDITION. A SIGNED AND INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY BY FREEMAN. Pictorial boards in original pictorial dust jacket. INSCRIBED ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER:"To/my good friend/Ethel Race/for your kind reactions/to this book from the start/and for your wonderful way/of getting the most/out of life!/Cheers!/Don Freeman/March 1970"...
BOOK. MIKE'S HOUSE. By JULIA L. SAUER. ILLUSTRATED BY DON FREEMAN. New York: The Junior Literary Guild & The Viking Press, 1954. First Junior Literary Guild edition. Pictorial cover. Illustrations lithographed by Affiliated Lithographers. Covers have some soiling but overall a very good copy. Scarce.
BOOK. THE DAY IS WAITING. PICTURES BY DON FREEMAN. WORDS BY LINDA Z. KNAB. New York: The Viking Press, (1980). 4to. Pictorial boards in ORIGINAL PICTORIAL DUST JACKET. Published posthumously and illustrated in full color with a selection of original art chosen from the artist's estate. There is a small discolored area on the front cover of the dust jacket from label removal otherwise a MINT COPY.
BOOK. THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE HOLE. By DON FREEMAN. Santa Barbara: Don Freeman, (1968). Pictorial wrappers. Measures 6" x 4 5/8". Black and white illustrations. A cautionary tale about a termite who tries to warn the world about possible destruction but told with humor. In excellent condition.
TITLE: A Fascination for Miniatures: The Linda F. Crawley Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles
Hardbound cover: 8 1/2 x 11 in, 88 pages.
110 snuff bottles illustrated in color, introduction, descriptions, bibliography.
Introduction by Susie and Francois Lorin
English text, Chinese captions.
Winter Park, Florida, 2008.
If you are a neophyte or an advanced collector of ancient art, "Into the Antiquities Trade" by Kevin R. Cheek is a valuable resource and a "must read" for every collector. This book defines and explains the political situation relative to the trade, as seen in the chapter "Who's Who", and clarifies the "pro" and "con" positions that the three different camps take regading the trade...
Antique Roycroft bookend,
hammered brass and bronze
in the form of two books
and a spray of berries.
Walking the High Line
Photography by Joel Sternfeld [signed]
Published by Steidl, Göttingen, Germany, and Pace/MacGill, New York, 2001. First edition. Signed by the Artist.
In Walking the High Line, Sternfeld, a potent force in American photography, shows us the hidden life of an abandoned elevated train line in Manhattan...
This is the catalog of the exhibition on the Lamaist Boddhist art in Paris at the Grand Plais from 29 march to 27 June 197
The book has 316 pages , size 24 X 21 cm, 384 pictures black and white and color
very good condition
BOOK. OCRACOKE. BY CARL GOERCH. DRAWINGS BY PRIMROSE. Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair, publisher. First published in 1956 - this is a fifth printing of 1968. A MINT COPY IN ORIGINAL PICTORIAL DUST JACKET. 8vo. Bound in beige cloth with pictorial stamping in tan. Illustrated with numerous black and white drawings by Primrose McPherson Paschal. The author's "informal and chatty" account of life on the island of Ocracoke in the outer banks of North Carolina.
MINIATURE BOOK. SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE. BY ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING. Venice: S. Rosen Publisher, 1906. 2 5/8 inches by 2 inches. Original boards. Printed in red and black. The ALDINE mark is on the front pastedown in red and black. Contains a portrait frontispiece of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Also, a black and white drawing by C.M.Stella of E.B.B.'s tomb in Florence, designed by Lord Leighton, is at the back of the volume (see enlargement 4)...
BOOK. "DONALD AND THE...." PETER F. NEUMEYER. DRAWINGS BY EDWARD GOREY. Addison-Wesley, 1969. Oblong 9vo. Pictorial boards in original pictorial dust jacket. Black and white illustrations by Edward Gorey. Pictorial endpapers. A very good copy.
Gnadau, 1819. Bound with Nachtrag zu dem Gesangbuche der Evangelischen Brudergemeinen. Gnadau, 1820. A nice Moravian songbook in original full leather binding with all fore-edges gilt, housed in a marbled paper-covered slipcase. The binding is worn with some chipping to the top of the spine. The top of the front hinge has some cracking. The interior is toned and has foxing throughout. Overall a decent copy of a scarce Moravian book. 7 1/4" tall.