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.
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...