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Picturesque Palestine Sinai and Egypt
By Colonel Sir Charles W. Wilson (Edited by). London: J. S. Virtue & Co, 1881-1884. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete 4 volume set. Numerous engravings on steel and wood - 42 steel engraved plates, based on original drawings by Harry Fenn and J.D. Woodward and here skillfully engraved by C. Bertrand, E. Brandard and others, all printed on heavy paper, with plain paper guards. 576 wood-engravings many of which are full-page. Gilt edges and gilt and black embossing on chestnut bevelled boards. Tight bindings, new endpapers.
Foxe's Book Of Martyrs
Edited by Dr A. Clarke. Being A History Of The Persecution Of The Protestants; London: The London Printing And Publishing Company, circa mid 1800's. 1/2 Leather. Very Good. 'Carefully Compiled From Original Documents In The Government State-Paper Offices, And Known As The "Acts And Monuments" Of The Christian Church.' Marble boards, edges and endpapers, front endpaper has library sticker from St Marks, Canberra, Goulburn Diocesan Library and noted as a 'spare'. 1/2 leather. Leather spine has five raised bands with title and ornate gilt design (see photo). Some foxing to first few leaves, 984 pages, 27 steel engraved plates, contents Book I - IX plus Appendix. A very tight and good copy.
The Just So Song Book
Being the Songs from Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories Set to Music by Edward German by Rudyard Kipling (Set to Music by Edward German). Macmillan, 1927. Original Cloth Covered Boards. Good. 12 songs. Red cloth boards with strong black relief design. This edition appears to be a US edition. On the reverse of the title page is printed 'Copyright in the United States of America 1930'. The final song in this volume is 'Rolling Down to Rio', which, purportedly, is a substitute in the American version for 'I've Never Sailed the Amazon', which appears in the UK edition.
The Spirit of Praise
A Collection of Hymns Old and New. London: F.Warne & Co, c1860's. Decorative Gilt Hardcover. Very Good. Engraved and illustrated by the Dalziel Brothers, Camden Press.
The Traveller by Oliver Goldsmith
London, 1851. First edition. Good. Illustrated for the Art Union of London with 30 engraved plates by leading artists, from wood engravings by J.Thompson, W.T.Green, J.W.Whymper, G.Dalziel, E.Dalziel, &c. after the designs of C.Stanfield, J.Leech, E.H.Corbould, W.L.Leitch, E.M.Ward & others. . Original cloth spine and cream boards. First Edition with these Illustrations. Plates loosely inserted, all present. (31 plates including duplicated plate XI as frontispiece)
All About Chicago
By John Ashenhurst and Ruth L. Ashenhurst. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1933. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good Brodart Covered. With Woodcuts by C. Turzak. Octavo. Boards as new original red cloth stamped in black in publisher's art deco dust-jacket, dj chipped (see photos).
Mrs Raffles by John Kendrick Bangs
Mrs. Raffles : Being The Adventures Of An Amateur Crackswoman. Narrated by Bunny. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1905. First edition. Pictorial Boards. Very Good. Illustrated by Albert Levering. Binding tight, clean inside. gift inscription on endpaper.
Milton's Paradise Lost
By Robert Vaughan (Edited by). London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1894. Good. Gustave Dore. Illustrated by Gustave Dore with notes and life of Milton by Robert Vaughan.
Told By Uncle Remus: New Stories Of The Old Plantation
By Joel Chandler Harris. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1905. Hardcover. Very Good +. This is a very clean copy, binding is very tight red silk cloth, green title and sub-title with black rabbit graphic between, blue end papers, clean unmarked ff papers. A beautiful collectible. Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1845 – July 3, 1908) was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, and spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution.Harris led two significant professional lives. Editor and journalist Joe Harris ushered in the New South alongside Henry W. Grady, stressing regional and racial reconciliation during and after the Reconstruction era. Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, recorded many Brer Rabbit stories from the African-American oral tradition and revolutionized children's literature in the process.
Catalogo De Construcciones Religiosas Del Estado De Hidalgo
Mexico City: Talleres Graficos de la Nacion, 1940. Wraps. Very Good. Publisher: Talleres Graficos de la Nacion 1940, Mexico City First Edition Large folios,36 x 24 cm x 6cm thick each volume, in 2 vols. These are very big tomes, unbound in original graphic wraps. Limited to 2000 copies. Beautifully-produced inventory of church architecture in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Includes a profusion of architectural renderings -- floor-plans, profiles, frontal views, architectural details, etc. Well over 700 colonial era churches described. This is a production of the Talleres Graficos de la Nacion, and in every way lives up to the high production values of their work.
Panama and the Canal
Syndicate Publishing Company, 1913. First edition. Hardcover. Good. E J. Read and Gordon Grant. Profusely illustrated with over 600 photographs taken specially for this book, and one folded map. Watercolours by E J. Read and Gordon Grant. Red cloth with colour paper illustration paste down on cover. Corners frayed a little. Good tight copy.
New York: Time Inc, June 1931. Stiff Wraps. Very Good. Time Inc. New York. June 1931. Front cover art by Fred Ludekens, rear cover has Lucky Strike ad. Packed with photos & illustrations including Margaret Bourke-White photos for article on Niagra Hudson Power with full color, full page map of power in the Eastern U.S. Nice portfolio of railroad locomotives by Sheldon Pennoyer and article, "The Trout Fisherman", with fish, flies and fishermen illustrated in color. Usual great auto, boat, airplane & architectural ads including Douglas Aircraft amphibian, The Reo-Royale and the La Salle.
New York: Time Inc, December 1931. Stiff Wraps. Very Good. Time Inc. New York. December 1931. Front cover depicts a lumber train, rear cover has Texaco ad. Automobile Selling, 1932 Statistics, The Dealer, Competitors; Servants, Census; Taxation; Rockefellers in Finance, House of John D, House of William; Emeralds, As Investments; Buckham Photographs; history of the Long Depression (1893-97); Buckner; Procter & Gamble; Off the Record; Faces of the Month. ; J. P. Morgan; George M. Pullman; Andrew Carnegie; etc.; Rio de Janeiro;
New York: Time Inc, July 1931. Stiff Wraps. Good. Time Inc. New York. July 1931. Front cover illus is of 3 tug boats manuvering a ship into dock, NYC; Rear cover has full page, full colour Lincoln Deitrich Convertible Sedan Ad. 128p; Vol 4 #1; though some advertisement are b/w, beautiful color design using pink, blue, yellow, maroon, green, red, purple, & metallic such as silver; articles: Mr. Chadbourne Make a Plan - Argonauts Co, sugar in Cuba, with portrait of him in color by Ernest Hamlin Baker; Newspaper in Color -plan of Chicago Tribune to begin print in color, Col. McCormick, with color reproduction of William Caxton, 1st English printer (c.1422-1491) at his press by Vivian Forbes; U.S. Dollars Abroad - with 3 full page color maps of American Foreign Investments; Mr. Baker's Bank; Ambassadors of USA, with brief bios of 15, photos; Steel II: Raw Materials in Costly Motion with color maps & b/w photos by Margaret Bourk-White;
Ozma Of Oz
Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Company, c.1940's. Hardcover. Very Good +/fair. Jno.R.Neill. The Reilly & Lee Company. Chicago. c.1940's. DJ shows wear and chipped but now protected with Brodart Cover but apart from that the book is excellent and clean inside and out.
Told By Uncle Remus: New Stories Of The Old Plantation
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1905. Hardcover. Very Good +. This is a very clean copy, binding is very tight red silk cloth, green title and sub-title with black rabbit graphic between, blue end papers, clean unmarked ff papers. A beautiful collectible. Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1845 – July 3, 1908) was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, and spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution.Harris led two significant professional lives. Editor and journalist Joe Harris ushered in the New South alongside Henry W. Grady, stressing regional and racial reconciliation during and after the Reconstruction era. Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, recorded many Brer Rabbit stories from the African-American oral tradition and revolutionized children's literature in the process.
The American Girl
New York: Moffat, Yard And Company, 1906. Hardcover. Very Good. Howard Chandler Christy. First Edition Numerous illustrations in color, with tissue guards. Tall 8vo, Bound in publisher"s original full green cloth with a paste down illustration on the front and the title and a floral decoration stamped in gilt on the spine. Lightly rubbed. Inscription on flyleaf dated 'Christmas 1906'. Published October 1906. Nice tight copy.
Boston: De Wolfe, Fiske & Co, 1888. Hardcover. Very Good. Richly illustrated with wood engravings. Red cloth, black and gold-embossed. Gilt edges, decorative copy in good condition, corners and ends slightly frayed, some rubbing on cloth. Binding tight.
Sketches of Northern Spanish Architecture: In Pen, Pencil and Wash
New York: Architectural Book Publishing Co, 1924. Hardcover. Good +. [publisher: . , New York] 51 illustrated plates unbound in the publisher's original salmon boards stamped in black with original red cloth spine and with a cloth ribbon tie. All plates present and in good condition. Samuel Chamberlain studied architecture at the University of Washington (1913) and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1914). When the United States entered the First World War Chamberlain left M.I.T. to join the American Field Service Ambulance Corps in France. He was so impressed with the architecture of the old world that he stayed in Europe to sketch after the end of the war in 1918. In this regard, Samuel Chamberlain joined other famous Americans who dedicated much of their art to European architectural scenes, such as Whistler, Pennell and John Taylor Arms. Chamberlain was both the author and illustrator of a number of architectural books, including Sketches of Northern Spanish Architecture (1924).
Berlin: Hans Lustenoder, 1891. Hardcover. Very Good. Hans Lustenoder. Berlin. 1891. mit 508 Illustr. nach alten Originalen, nach Aufnahmen der Hoffotografen Schwartz u. Rückwart zu Bln., nach Zeichnungen v. Burger , Schöbel, Freiherrn v. Khaynach. Erste Ausgabe. - Gutes Exemplar. 508 Illustrations after vintage originals, according to recordings of the court photographer Schwartz and backward. after the drawings v. Burger, Schöbel, Freiherr von Khaynach. Very good condition, embossed and gilt binding, gilt slightly faded but tight and clean. First edition.
Notre Dame De Lourdes
Paris: Societe Generale de Librairie Catholique. 1877. Superb illustrated edition with broad frames of various scenes engraved on each page and many beautiful color lithographs, scenes, portraits, views, maps and landscapes in full page and sometimes double pages. Engravings Brabant, Bertrand, BERVEILLER, Chapon, Coste, Désiré Dumont, Dutheil, Wheat, Huyot, Laplante, Maurand, Navellier, Pannemaker, Peulot, Sargent after drawings by Yan 'Argent Clerget, Ferat, Giacomelli, Earl Gower, Maillart, Edmond Morin Philippoteaux, Scott. 560 pp, Red leather binding with intricate gilt design on front, back and spine. A beautiful book!
London: Chatto & Windus, 1894. Hardcover. Good. Luis Loeb. Chatto & Windus. London. 1894. Red illustrated boards and spine, stamped with three characters from the novel, gilt lettering to spine and illustration. Publishers catalogue to rear dated December 1894. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, six black and white plates.
Car Buyer's helper:
Saint Louis: Brownell Car Company, c. 1897. Hardcover. Good. Brownell Car Company. Saint Louis. c.1897. Green Cloth binding, good condition, gilt title on front and spine. Buyers guide to Electric Street Car and Cable Cars. Featuring 'Vital Parts', 'Pictures of Body Building', 'Cheapening The Body', 'Wrong Use Of Specifications', 'First Class And Cheating Car Builders', Etc. In text illustrations and side notes throughout. Interesting and rare book. Brownell Car Company was a horsecar and streetcar builder in St. Louis, Missouri.Originally founded as Brownell and Wight Car Company by Frederick Brownell and Andrew Wight in 1875 as a horsecar builder and the company was renamed in 1879. It later produced electric cars after horsecars service was abandoned by many cities. The Brownell Car Company of St. Louis began as the 1879 reorganization of the Brownell & Wight Car Company. The company was bought by either American Car Company or J. G. Brill and Company in 1902.
Les Organes Genitaux De L'Homme Et De La Femme Structure Et Functions:
Paris: Librairie J. -B. Bailliere Et Fils, c.1890. Third edition. Hardcover. Good. Edouard Cuyer. Librairie J. -B. Bailliere Et Fils. Paris. c.1890. Titles printed in black and red. With 65 text illustrations and two colour lithographed plates of the male and female genitals (the male genitals with overlays).
BARTOLOZZI: MONOGRAFÍA DE SU OBRA
Mexico City: Editorial Union, 1951. Graphic Folder. Very Good. Editorial Union. Mexico. 1951. With a foreword by Antonio Espina. Document folder style graphic wraps containing 30 Prints, 17 Grayscale and 13 in colour., and 17 pp text in two columns in castellano including pp in French and in English. Salvador Bartolozzi was the eldest of four children of the marriage of Luke Bartolozzi, Italian , a native of Lucca , and the Spanish Obdulia Rubio. He published his first drawings in the magazine New World when he was only fourteen.In 1901, Bartolozzi moved to Paris , where he began a career as a painter, but returned to Spain in 1906 and began working with his father in the workshop of the School of San Fernando, while performing illustrations for Editorial Calleja. Collaborated with numerous publications (including The Tale Weekly, The Book People and Spanish and American Plate), and in 1915 was appointed artistic director Rafael Calleja Calleja Publishing. In 1925 launched a new weekly children, Pinocchio , which developed comic with the character created by Carlo Collodi , a very personal way. He Also worked as a designer in plays such as 'The Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife' by Federico García Lorca or the other, from Miguel de Unamuno . After the civil war , he was forced to take refuge in France. When the Gallic country was invaded by Germany in 1940, Bartolozzi fled to Casablanca from where he made his way to Veracruz in late 1941. In Mexico, he continued his career as a writer and illustrator, and also introduced in the field of animation . He died in Mexico City on July 9, 1950.
Album De La Comedie Francaise
Paris: Viard, 1879. Hardcover. Good. Viatd. Paris. 1879. Large folio. O.h.leather and intricate gilt designed binding. fullpage engraved portraits on chine-appliqué, facsimile of a letter of A. Dumas on blue paper. Minor wear, corners slightly bumped, gilt edges, slight foxing on a few pages.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1924. nd.. Hardcover. Very Good. Kay Nielsen. Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1924. Ornate gilt-decorated red cloth to upper board and spine. two-tone decorative illustrated endpapers. A wonderful copy in the scarce red silk variant binding. Bright gilt on front cover, very slightly faded on spine.197,pp. illustrated with drawings in line throughout and with 12 tipped-in colour plates by Kay Nielsen with captioned plate-guards. Pencilled note of family provenance on front endpaper.
L'Electricite Industrielle A L'Exposition De Chicago En 1893
Paris: E.Bernhard & Cie, 1894. Hardcover. Good. E.Bernhard & Cie. Paris. 1894. Collaborateurs: MM. Desforges, Rejou, Bloxham, Bouquet. Atlas folio, marbled boards and end papers, quarter leather binding with gilt embossed titles and design. 78 Plates and large fold outs showing the the floor plans, electrical circuitry and plant and equipment section drawings etc, used at the Chicago Exposition of 1893.
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