Second Edition, in two volumes, London: Richard Bentley, 1850. Bound in 3/4" green morocco leather and marbled boards with gilt ruling on leather edges and a gilt-decorated spine with raised hubs and six compartments. Bookplate ex-library copy with residual remains of card pocket inside rear cover; 9" tall.
Boyd's Philadelphia Blue Book: Being The Fashionable Private Address Directory, The Ladies' Visiting and Shopping Guide, and Philadelphia Club List, For the Year Ending March, 1896. Season of 1895-1896. C. E. Howe Co., Philadelphia, 1895. 7" tall and in fair condition with light stains and rubbed edges.
Philadelphia: Carl Cist, 1784. Fine early American binding in full original calf, with blind-tooled ruling on front and back. The spine has raised hubs and blind ruling. This 18th Century American/German work presents the Schwenkfelder view of Christian doctrines and precepts; Evans 18779. The pages have some toning and staining in the front and back few pages. 6 1/2" tall.
Neu-Vollstandiges Evangelisch-Reformirtes Kirchen Gesang-Buch Franctfurt am Mayn ben Heinrich Ludwig Bronnern, 1792. Beautifully bound in original full straight-grain red leather with gilt-line borders on front and rear covers; the spine is gilt-ruled in six compartments. Very nice condition. Book measures 7" tall.
Photographs by Horst, Text by Valentine Lawford. A Studio Book, The Viking Press: New York, 1968. Interior is pristine; dust jacket has wear on corners and edges, with a fold on the inside front flap. 195 pages, 12 3/4" tall, 9 1/2" wide.
Les décorateurs Français des années 50
Hardcover, 336 pages, Editions Norma, 2002. Superb reference with illustrations of the grands French décorateurs of the 1950s...
Signed and Inscribed by Roosevelt; no dust jacket. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. The hardcover cloth binding is in good condition overall. 383 pages; Measures 9 3/4" tall.
Thornton Butterworth Ltd, London, 1924. The covers have some light discoloration and staining; the pages have light foxing. Previous owner's name and inscription are written on inside front cover. 12 1/8" tall.
Kakudo, Yoshiko, Later Japanese Lacquers,
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Exhibition, July 18 – November 15, 1987. With a Foreword by Rand Castile, Director.
14 pp., 23 x 15.5 cm. Paper. English text. 17 colour illustrations.
Almost perfect condition.
The brochure was produced in connection with an exhibition of Edo period (1615-1868) lacquer objects owned by the museum...
Dees, Jan, van der Star, Renee, Uzawa Shogetsu, Collections Baur,
Special Issue no. 42.
Collections Baur, Geneva, Switzerland, 1986.
20 pp., 24 x 17 cm. Paper.
French text. 9 b/w plates.
Designs produced by the Japanese lacquer Master Uzawa Shogetsu seem to grow out of smooth surfaces of the perfectly finished lacquer boxes and other items he produced...
Ducros Alain, Briot Alain, Paris Edo,
netsuke & sagemono – convention 1994, Catalogue, 1994.
160 pp., 29 x 21 cm. Paper. French / English text Alain Ducros. Japanese summary and list of netsuke, 7 pages, Alain Briot. Numerous colour plates...
Dunand, Frank, ed., Alfred Baur, Pionnier et Collectionneur – Pioneer and Collector.
Collections Baur, publ., 1989.
82 pp., 22 x 19 cm. Paper. 14 colour plates, 6 b/w plates. Bilingual, French / English.
Alfred Baur (1866 - 1951) was highly successful, both as a Swiss businessman in Ceylon, and as a collector of Japanese lacquer and Chinese ceramics...
Norman Rockwell: Artist and Illustrator by Thomas S. Buechner. Harry N. Abrams Inc.: New York, 1970. Special Full Leatherbound Edition of which 1100 were produced. This copy is #A/26 and is signed by both the author and Norman Rockwell. The binding has some light wear including small impressions beneath the title on the cover and some chewing on the bottom left-hand side of the back cover. The height is 17 1/4" tall, and the book weighs over ten pounds.
Edited by John Gilmary Shea. New York: Bunce & Huntington, 1865. Green cloth binding, 288 pages. Front hinge cracked and bumped at the spine ends. 9" tall.
"Personal Reminiscences, Anecdotes, and Letters of Gen. Robert E. Lee" by Rev. J. William Jones. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1875. Original green cloth binding is worn and stained, but the hinges are fine. There are six steel engravings and thirteen wood engravings in the 509 pages. 9 3/8" tall.
Book by John B. Bachelder. Boston, 1873 First Edition. Green cloth with some minor tears at the folds. There is a Gettysburg map included in the book. Presentation copy from the author; book is 9 3/4" tall.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1949. Stated First Edition, Signed Limited Edition #206 of 1000. In Acetate dust wrapper and original slipcase in very fine condition. Book measures 9 3/4" tall, case is 10" tall.
150 Superb Engravings on Steel. London and New York: London Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., ca. 1880. 3/4 Morocco leather and cloth, gilt-decorated; front, lower and top of rear hinges showing signs of splitting, overall very sound. 12 1/4" tall.