Special Limited Supplement, The American Historical Society Incorporated, 1927. Bound in 3/4 brown grained leather and marbled boards with gilt lettering and ruling on the spine. Loaded with 149 full-page photo-engraved portrait plates and information on prominent NC men and women. The interior is lightly toned but very nice overall...
"How to Write and Speak Effective English", by Edward Frank Allen. Published 1938 by World Syndicate Publishing Co. Hardback. 329 pages, no dust jacket. Good condition -- would be very good for a book this age if not for some scribbling on the endpapers.
Lovers of language might get a glimpse of what has and hasn't changed in English usage over the past 70 years from this volume. An interesting sample of Depression-era writing.
With Illustrations. Complete In Two Volumes. London: Routledge, Warne, And Routledge, 1863. Volume I is 310 pages and Volume II is 320 pages. Original purple patterned publisher's cloth is blind-ruled with gilt lettering on the spine. The books are rather worn with bumped corners and chipped spine ends. The interior is lacking the first flyleaf and a water stain affects the tops of the plates as if they were stained prior to being bound...
Great book The Reader's Digest Book of the Road of Great Britain published by The Reader's Digest Association Limited 1966. It has a wealth of information from reading signs, a list of trees and shrubs, reptiles, birds, and much more, plus hundreds of pages of colored maps of all of Great Britian. It has 408 pages and is in really excellent condition with the binding in tact and the cover in good condition. A great reference book!
London: T. Miles And Co., 1888. 173 pages of text and 86 etchings re-bound in 3/4 red leather with gilt-tooled and lettered spine with raised hubs and six compartments. Original cloth covers bound in at the end. Light external wear; interior is heavily foxed throughout. 10 1/8" tall.
By John D. Baltz. Published For The Author; Inquirer Printing Company, Lancaster, PA, 1888. Brown cloth binding with blind ruling and devices at the corners on both covers with gilt-lettered spine, bumped and rubbed with spine ends chipping. Some silverfish damage on front cover and along gutter of hinge on the back cover. Erasure of ownership on the first flyleaf. Internally toned with foxing on Title Page and at plates; map is present. 7 5/8" tall.
With Sketch-Maps By The Author. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. 634 pages and a fold-out map at the end. Gray/blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Bumped corners which are rubbed overall, especially at the extremities; chipping at the top and bottom of the spine. Lacks first flyleaf; bookplate has been removed. At the back cover, the inner hinge is broken and there is glue residue left on the inside back cover. 9" tall.
FILM PHOTOS WIE NOCH NIE
Frankfurt Kindt & Bucher Verlag (1929)., 1929. First edition. Text in German. Original famous German 1st edition Book (soft cover) dedicated to Film Photos...
Fine and rare complete set of 38 black and white plates on hard paper, loose leafed box set of Chinese Baskets, published by the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago by Berthold Laufer- Curator of Anthropology, 1925. There is a two page text preface. All the prints are in mint condition and there is one minor scuff on the box edge. Each print may be individually framed. 31cm/12in x 23cm/9in.
Georges Jouve Céramiste
Michel Faré, Renee Moutard-Uldry and Norbert Pierlot, Édition Art et industrie, Paris, France 1965. 100 pages. Slightly sunned cover, otherwise a fine copy.
Signed by Jacqueline Jouve (the artist's wife) on the title page.
Vol 77 No 18. Selections include:
The Stock Yard Strike: Competitive Wages and the Right to Live (William Hard/Ernest Poole); War by Prearrangement (George Kennan); Troubles in the Labor Government in Australia;Workman's Insurance in Germany; A Pioneer in City Sanitation; A Democratic Leader(Robert E Pattison) etc. The cover shows light wear.
"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.