Richard Henry Dana Jr. New Edition, With Subsequent Matter by the Author. Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co., 1869. 470 pages. Bound in original green publisher's cloth, blind-ruled and decorated. Gilt-lettered spine, bumped and chipping some. Some wear to lower spine and extremities and some soiling to the front lower cover. Interior is nice except for a water stain affecting only upper right top and corner from first end-paper to Page 119 and from page 427 to 470...
Text by Philippe Jousse, Patrick Sequin, Enrico Navarra, Catherine Drouin-Prouve, Claude Prouve, Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel, Massimiliano Fuksas, Joseph Belmont, Françoise-Claire Prodhon, Azzedine Alaïa, Catherine Coley, Paul Virilio, Claude Parent, Jean Prouvé.
Galeries Jousse Sequin and Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, 1998. First Edition. Text in French and English. Oversize softcover in stiff illustrated French-fold wraps...
Imperial Gardens of Japan
Itoh, Teiji (Takeji Iwamiya, photography)
Weatherhill., 1970. First Edition. Hardcover quarto, 290pp., 210 color and monochrome plates. Very good in very good dust wrapper. Price clipped. A collection of essays about and photographs of the three imperial gardens of seventeenth-century Japan, widely represented in Japanese art. The gardens represent a classical style which served as the foundation for later developments in Japanese garden design. A lovely copy.
Published by Ray Manley Photography 1971. An over sized soft cover book with colored photos of Southwestern Indians and their jewelry. Light wear on the cover otherwise in good condition. 96pp.
A small paperback published in 1971 by Forlag in Oslo. B&W and color photos.
Includes many artists (Munthe, Munch, Heydahl, etc.)Light wear on the cover and a small brown stain on page 72~otherwise in very good condition. 71pp.+
Published in 1952 by Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA. A hardcover with dust jacket that is worn and taped. There is also writing on the front endpaper otherwise in acceptable condition.Includes black and white illustrations of scrolls,screens and statues. Sold as is.
19th century imari covered vase. High cover with knop finial atop baluster urn form vase. The vase in good condition. The cover with finial restuck (see illustrations.) The finial is a relatively clean break that should restore tightly. Vase height 5 in. With cover on, 8 in.
I am pleased to offer Swords of Imperial Japan 1868-1945 Cyclopedia Edition by Jim Dawson. Even after owning this book for quite a while I am amazed at the detail with which Mr. Dawson attacks the subject in this 448 page monster. Virtually every page is profusely illustrated with over the top photography relating to the highly detailed text. This book is a must for both the beginning and advanced collector...
Collection of 4 Hand covered Vintage Books with Red Script Papers for a total Decorator Look. Stunning in your bookcase or on your desk. Purchase all Also available in white background. An artist friend takes old papers and masterly covers vintage books - quite an art and very artistic for your home.
The Battle of 1900: An Official Hand-Book for Every American Citizen. J. A. Wilmore & Co., Chicago, IL (1900). Bound in original light brown cloth with decorated cover and spine. No dust-wrapper. Some wear to extremities; a little soiled. Interior toned due to poor quality paper. First inner hinge cracked (Also due to inferior paper). Otherwise in decent overall condition. 9 3/4" tall.
Albert A. Hopkins. New York: Munn & Co. Inc., 1910. Bound in original green cloth with decorated cover and black lettered spine. No dust-wrapper. Some wear to extremities. Interior toned but clean overall. Pocket inside back cover contains six folding maps all in very fine condition. 7 3/8" tall.
Drawings by Howard Chandler Christy; Decorations by Margaret Armstrong. Bobbs-Merrill Co., Indianapolis, copyright 1904. Press of Braunworth & Co. Bookbinders & Printers, Brooklyn, NY. Bound in original green cloth with decorated cover and spine in gilt & white with an oval paper portrait applied on cover. Smudge at nose and some wear to extremities; interior has some toning and minor foxing. 9" tall.
Illustrations by John Gee. Rand McNally & Company; New York, Chicago, San Francisco, copyright 1931. No dust-wrapper. Original light blue cloth with silver lettering; some wear to extremities and light soiling. Interior has some toning and foxing. 8 3/4" tall.
With Notes and a Biographical Sketch by the Rev. W.A. Hill, M.A. Illustrated by 37 woodcuts from designs by Harvey. London, 1851: Edward Moxon. Bound in full green Morocco leather, beautifully gilt-ruled and decorated covers and spine in six panels with raised hubs. All fore-edges gilt. Internally sound and tight with light foxing to endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate on first paste-down; first free endpaper has been removed but otherwise a handsome book. 6 3/4" tall.
The Delightful Diversion: The Whys And Wherefores of Book Collecting by Reginald Brewer; Illustrated. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1935. Bound in grey cloth with red ruling on cover and spine with gilt lettering on same. Original dust-wrapper with a chunk out of the rear panel, affecting the ad for MacMillan Books. Binding has light wear to extremities but a rub at the bottom of the spine has begun to fray slightly. Internally quite sound and clean with some toning on endpapers. 8 3/4" tall.
Greenwich Hospital, A Series of Naval Sketches Descriptive of the Life of a Man-of-War's Man; by an Old Sailor. With 12 Hand-Colored Engravings by George Cruikshank. 1826, London, James Robins & Co. Signed Zaehnsdorf binding of 3/4 Brown Morocco leather and marbled boards with gilt ruling on covers and spine in six compartments with raised hubs. Light wear to extremities; corners bumped. Interior toned with some foxing. Offset images on pages opposing engravings, as usually found...
By Frazar Kirkland. Embellished with portraits and illustrative cuts. New York: 1865, D. Appleton and Co. Bound in 3/4 Morocco leather and marbled boards with gilt-decorated spines in six compartments and raised hubs. Some wear to extremities, corners bumped. Still very sound. Some bow to back cover of Vol. 1. Interior clean and tight. Previous ownership penciled and stamped on first free flyleaf. 9 5/8" tall.
An Index To The Remarkable Passages And Words Made Use of By Shakspeare; Calculated To Point Out The Different Meanings To Which The Words Are Applied. London, 1790; Printed for John Stockdale. Bound in full smooth tan calf with gilt-ruled covers and gilt-decorated spine in six compartments with five raised hubs. Front hinge tender; rear hinge beginning to rend. There is wear to the extremities including bumped corners but overall quite a nice copy...