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The Agriculture of the U. States. Niles, ezekiah.
The Agriculture of the U. States.
[Wheeling (VA): Curtis, Printer, 1827]. 16p. Disbound. Caption title as issued. First leaf has a corner fox blotch and a small tear at blank lower corner, else scattered mild foxing. A scarce and interesting plea for federal protection from ruinous foreign competition in the production and sale of agricultural products. Absent tariffs, "the greatest and most important branch of business, the agricultural, will fail to produce a reasonable profit to land owners and those who till the soil; and a comparative state of want, (in the present condition of society,) become the portion of this chosen and peculiarly valuable people-- the free cultivators of their own lands-- the best depository of the morals, the rights and the liberty of their country-- the class which must mainly defend our institutions at arms." This call for federal intervention to protect the idealized Jeffersonian yeoman was at odds with the free-trade position of much of the South, which opposed the protectionist lobbies of northern manufacturers. In good condition.
Item #19999
Price: $400.00
Architectural Details of Northern and Central Spain: One Hundred and Four Measured Drawings and Fifty Five Photographs. Gerstle Mack, Thomas Gibson.
Architectural Details of Northern and Central Spain: One Hundred and Four Measured Drawings and Fifty Five Photographs.
New York: William Helburn, 1930. Color frontis, [3], 146 plates [photographs and measured drawings]. 35cm. Folio in black cloth with titling in silver on the front cover and spine. Spine titling worn. A very attractive near fine copy.
Item #8932
Price: $400.00
Architettura Razionale. Polemica Tra L'Acrh. Giuseppe Polvara.
Architettura Razionale. Polemica Tra L'Acrh.
Milan: Casa ed. di Arte e Liturgia Angelico, 1933. 77p, illustratioioins. 17cm. Card wraps. Slightly soiled; pencil marks. In very good condition.
Item #16585
Price: $250.00
The Bible Alphabet. Indestructible Pleasure Books with Colored Ilustrations.
The Bible Alphabet. Indestructible Pleasure Books with Colored Ilustrations.
New York: Sheldon & Co. [1860s]. 14p., [2], illustrations.18cm. Orange illustrated cloth. Well worn, prior owner's name and date (1862) on front cover and first page. A fair but complete copy. Rare. Held only at the Uiniversity of Connecticut.
Item #16046
Price: $275.00
Collection of Architectural Designs Including Designs which have been executed and Objects whose Execution was Intended. New complete edition in 174 plates. Karl Friedrich Schinkel.
Collection of Architectural Designs Including Designs which have been executed and Objects whose Execution was Intended. New complete edition in 174 plates.
Chicago: Baluster Books, 1984. 34p, [3], 11p, plates. 22x29cm. First published in 1981 by Exedra Books. Black cloth with gilt titling. Slighth bow to the front cover; still a fine copy.
Item #16060
Price: $300.00
Daniel H . Burnham: Architect, Planner of Cities. Charles Moore.
Daniel H . Burnham: Architect, Planner of Cities.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921. 2 volumes. Volume 1, xviii, [1], 260p, illustrations; volume 2, frontis, ix, 238p, appendix [Plan of Manilla, Plan of Baguio, Buildings of Burnham & Root, Buildings of D.H. Burnham, Buildings of D.H. Burnham & Co, (list of) City Plans]. 28cm. Green cloth with titling and decorations in gilt. Reproduces one of the more famous Guerin paintings from the Chicago Plan, Treatment of the Lake Front. Burnham's Chicago Plan (1909) has become an iconic document in American city planning. Burnham's plan and is beautifully rendered in Guerin's work. Prior owner's signature on the front free endpaper; still, the covers are very bright and the set is in near fine condition.
Item #16082
Price: $400.00
De Gemeenschap. Jaargang 4. 1928. Lou Lichtveld, Red.
De Gemeenschap. Jaargang 4. 1928.
Utrect. [416p], illustrations. January through December, 1928. 12 issues with covers bound in. Bound in yellow cloth, titling in black. Somewhat soiled, hinges are weak. In good condition.
Item #16591
Price: $300.00
Discurso sobre la Historia Universal. Edicion aumentada con nuevas adiciones y con variantes del testo. Traducida al castellano por Juan Manuel Calleja. Jacques Bénigne Bossuet.
Discurso sobre la Historia Universal. Edicion aumentada con nuevas adiciones y con variantes del testo. Traducida al castellano por Juan Manuel Calleja.
Madrid: Compañía General de Impresores y Libreros, 1842. 320p, index errata; 376p, index errata. 19 cm. Contemporary flame patterned calf with decorative gilt spine and red and black title labels in gilt; marbled endpapers. Spine ends, edges rubbed, corners bumped. Beautifully bound set in very good condition.
Item #21661
Price: $300.00
The Domestic Architecture of the Early American Republic . The Greek Revival. With a frontispiece in color and 256 illustrations. Howard Major.
The Domestic Architecture of the Early American Republic . The Greek Revival. With a frontispiece in color and 256 illustrations.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1926. Frontis, 237p, plates, index. 28cm. First edition. Blue cloth in gilt, top edge gilt; dust jacket. Slightly chipped jacket, spine slightly faded. A fine copy in a very good jacket.
Item #16054
Price: $250.00
A General Plan for the Improvement of Colorado Springs. Charles Mulford Robinson.
A General Plan for the Improvement of Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs: Department of Public Works and Property, May, 1912. 71p, illustrations, fold out map. 24x13cm. Tied brown cloth back and gray paper boards with brown titling. Minor wear to two corners. An exceptional, bright copy in near fine condition. In his plan for Colorado Springs, Robinson states: "I have endeavored to be practical, concerning myself with the problem of what improvements are desirable and possible in the established city of Colorado Springs. The result cannot be an ideal city plan...but I have endeavored to make it ...a sane and rational ideal of what can be and should be done in and for Colorado Springs." He further emphasizes citizen involvement in the plan.
Item #17385
Price: $400.00
Godey's Lady's Book. 1860. [Volumes LX and LXI]. Mrs. Sarah J. Hale, eds Louis A. Godey.
Godey's Lady's Book. 1860. [Volumes LX and LXI]
Philadelphia: Louis A. Godey, 1860. Frontispiece, engraved title page, iv, 574p, music, illustrations, plates in color; frontispiece, 570p, music, illustrations, plates in color, fold out. 24cm. Quarter gilt ruled red morocco back and tips with red cloth covers; four raised bands and titling in gilt on the spine. Leather corners rubbed, skinned; spine rubbed; cloth slightly soiled. Contents are exceptional and the book is in very good condition.
Item #19282
Price: $600.00
A History of English Brickwork. Nathaniel Lloyd.
A History of English Brickwork.
London: H. Greville Montgomery, 1925. xvi, 449p, plates, indexed. 32cm. Green cloth with titling and illustration in gilt. Re-cased using the original gilt covers and backstrip, and sympathetic green cloth with corners reinforced, new endpapers; slight rubbing; minor wear to the fore edge. A very attractive copy with bright gilt in better than very good condition.
Item #13638
Price: $400.00
History of Frederick County, Maryland : from the earliest settlements to the beginning of the war between the states / by T.J.C. Williams ... continued from the beginning of the year 1861 down to the present time by Folger McKinsey (the Bentztown bar. Thomas J. C. Williams, Fikger McKinnsey.
History of Frederick County, Maryland : from the earliest settlements to the beginning of the war between the states / by T.J.C. Williams ... continued from the beginning of the year 1861 down to the present time by Folger McKinsey (the Bentztown bar
[Frederick, MD]: L.R. Titsworth, 1910. 2 volumes: Frontis, 1635p, illustrations, indexed. 26cm. Recently rebound in black leather retaining elements of the original bindings with new black spine labels and cover labels in gilt; all edges gilt; original ribbon markers. Minor rubbing of corners of covers and edges with short section of fore edge of volume two skinned; otherwise a very attractive set of this scarce county history in near fine condition.
Item #13607
Price: $600.00
A HISTORY OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTIONS FROM 1856 TO 1908. Republican Party, John Tweedy.
A HISTORY OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTIONS FROM 1856 TO 1908
Danbury, Connecticut: Published by the author, 1910. Frontispiece, 408p, index. 23cm. Newly rebound in three quarter black morocco with red morocco covers. Copy 292 signed by John Tweedy on the limitation slip. Original front free endpaper slightly foxed, last few pages chipped along the fore edge. In fine condition.
Item #20861
Price: $250.00
The Household Physician; for the use of Families, Planters, Seamen, and Travellers. Ira Warren.
The Household Physician; for the use of Families, Planters, Seamen, and Travellers.
Boston: Ira Bradley & Company, 1872. Frontispiece, 893p, illustrations, plates, index. 26cm. Bound in sheep with gilt titling on red and black morocco title labels on the spine. Short tear to the joint of the front cover starting at the head of the spine; creased spine; rubbed; frontispiece foxed. In very good condition.
Item #19315
Price: $300.00
L' Architecture. volume XLI, nos 1-12, 1928
L' Architecture. volume XLI, nos 1-12, 1928
Vendome: Imprimerie Launay Et Fils, 1928. 416p, illustrations. 32cm. Backed in calf and marbled paper boards. Former library copy with spine label removed. Edges slightly rubbed, spine rubbed. In very good condition.
Item #16609
Price: $250.00
Ladies Almanack: Showing their Signs and their Tides; their Moons and their Changes; the Seasons as it is with them; their Eclipses and Equinoxes; as well as a full Record of diurnal and nocturnal Distempers, written & illustrated by a lady of fashion. LITERATURE, Djuna Barnes.
Ladies Almanack: Showing their Signs and their Tides; their Moons and their Changes; the Seasons as it is with them; their Eclipses and Equinoxes; as well as a full Record of diurnal and nocturnal Distempers, written & illustrated by a lady of fashion.
Paris: Printed for the Author [by Maurice Darantière, Dijon] and [sold by Edward W. Titus, 4 rue Delambre, at the Sign of the Black Manikin], 1928. Frontis, 84p, [1], illustrations. 23cm. In a limited first edition of 1050 copies, of which 10 are on Verge de Vidalon colored and signed by the author, 40 on Rives, hand colored, and 1000 on Alfa, this is copy 495 of 1000 copies on Alfa. Wrappers. With the 4 page prospectus using the front cover and March illustrations, excerpts and pricing, laid in. Tthe book is very slightly soiled, the head of the spine is chipped, foot of spine is torn, corners lightly bumped. A partially unopened copy in very good condition. [Messerli: 3].
Item #15911
Price: $400.00
Les Aventures de Huck Finn l'ami de Tom Sawyer [with] Les Aventures de Tom Sayer. Illustrations by Achile Sirouy. Mark Twain.
Les Aventures de Huck Finn l'ami de Tom Sawyer [with] Les Aventures de Tom Sayer. Illustrations by Achile Sirouy.
Paris: A. Hennuyer, (1886. 276p, illustrations. 24 cm. First French editions. Both volumes bound in beveled tan morocco with cover art by A. Souze, titling in red and black on the spines, illustration in color on the bottom covers. all edges gilt. Covers of both volumes have minor foxing, slightly soiled, corners slightly rubbed and bumped, occasional foxing in text. In very good condition.
Item #21504
Price: $4,000.00
A Major Traffic Street Plan for Los Angeles. Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles Henry Cheney, Harland Bartholomew.
A Major Traffic Street Plan for Los Angeles.
Los Angeles: Traffic Commission of the City and County of Los Angeles, May, 1924. Frontis fold out map, 69p, maps, plans, illustrations, index. 31cm. Brown cloth with titling in gilt on the front cover. Corners slightly bumped, wear to spine ends; cloth beginning to split along front joint from head of spine. In very good condition. In 1922 the Commission appointed the Consulting board of Olmsted, Bartholomew and Cheney to produce a practical, comprehensive plan of street development. Its provisions included a traffic loop around the congested core that would sort traffic and divert unnecessary traffic from the city center. Presentation copy to Boyle Workman with his name in gilt on the front cover. Workman (1868-1942) was a Los Angeles politician and businessman who served a President of the Los Angeles City Council, and on occasion as acting Mayor. Typed letter signed from Paul G. Hoffman, President of the Traffic Commission of the City and County of Los Angles, laid in. Uncommon.
Item #17428
Price: $400.00
Nouveau dictionnaire des origines, inventions et decouvertes, dan les arts, les sciences, la geographie, le commerce, l'agriculture, etc. . . Tomes 1 & 2. M. FR. Noel, M. Carpentier.
Nouveau dictionnaire des origines, inventions et decouvertes, dan les arts, les sciences, la geographie, le commerce, l'agriculture, etc. . . Tomes 1 & 2
Paris: Chez Janet et Cotelle, Libraires, 1827. 689p, 2p. publisher's ad; 871p. 21 cm. Printed double column. Bound in contemporary calf with leaf patterned covers framed by decorative gilt rule; gilt decorated spine with black and red morocco title labels in gilt; yellow and red speckled edges; marbled endpapers. Spine ends and edges rubbed slightly rubbed; pp. iii-vi are almost detached; foxing; prior owner's neat signature on the verso of the front free endpapers. Two beautifully bound volumes in very good condition.
Item #21660
Price: $300.00
Obras del V.P.M. Fr. Luis de Granada. Precede su vida; escrita por el licenciado Luis Muñoz. (6 volumes). de Granada Luis.
Obras del V.P.M. Fr. Luis de Granada. Precede su vida; escrita por el licenciado Luis Muñoz. (6 volumes)
Madrid: Real Compañia, 1800. Volume 1: [8], 345p, index; volume 2: xx, 583p, index; volume 3: [4], 626p, index; volume 4: xviii, 576p, index; volume 5: xvi, 760p, index; volume 6: xii, 729p, index. 32 cm. Later bindings of quarter calf backs and snake skin with raised bands and titling in black on the spine; red top edges; floral patterned blue endpapers speckled with gilt. Few short abrasions in the quarter leather edges of two volumes; few raised bands rubbed; foxing; otherwise, a beautifully bound near fine set.
Item #21663
Price: $2,000.00
Proceedings of the Democratic Convention, Held at Indianapolis, January 8, 1840. Indiana Democratic Party.
Proceedings of the Democratic Convention, Held at Indianapolis, January 8, 1840
Richmond, Ia: Printed at the Jeffersonian Office, 1840. 34p. Disbound, Spine reinforced, foxing. In good condition. Includes a list of delegates by county and calls upon the people of Indiana to return to Jeffersonian principles, and denouncing the Whigs for "EXTRAVAGANT SPECULATION" with state funds causing a "RECKLESSLY EXTENDED SYSTEM OF CREDIT." [No record found].
Item #19872
Price: $600.00
R. E. Lee; A Biography. 4 volumes. Douglas Southall Freeman.
R. E. Lee; A Biography. 4 volumes.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934; 1935. Frontis, 647p, illustrations; frontis, 621p, illustrations, indexed; frontis, 559p, illustrations, indexed; frontis, 594p, illustrations, indexed. 25cm. Volumes 3 & 4 are first editions. Red cloth in gilt. Spines slightly faded; little foxing to the frontispieces. A near fine set.
Item #10529
Price: $300.00
Report of the Secretary of the Navy, with an Appendix Containing Reports from Officers.
Report of the Secretary of the Navy, with an Appendix Containing Reports from Officers.
Washington DC: GPO, December, 1865. 535p, indexed, 13 maps. 23cm. Blue card covers and brown cloth spine. Former library copy with older spine label only. Bookplate on the inside front cover, neat inscription on the front free endpaper. In very good condition.
Item #10480
Price: $250.00
Report on a Plan for San Francisco. Daniel Burnham.
Report on a Plan for San Francisco.
By Daniel H. Burnham assisted by Edward H. Bennett. Presented to the Mayor and Board of Directors by the Association for the Improvement and Adornment of San Francisco. Edited by Edward O'Day. September MCMV. Published by the City. 211p, [numerous fold-outs, illustrations, folded plans], [8p. index]. Bound in burgundy cloth; titling in gilt on the front cover and spine. Stain to the foot of the spine, bottom edge of the covers penetrating the bottom cover to the first few endpapers. Three tears to the large maps. Burnham was invited to develop a comprehensive plan for San Francisco and began work in September of 1904. The Plan was presented to the city in September of 1905 and printed copies, estimated at 3,000, were ready for distribution to the public by April of 1906. Accounts indicate that the copies were delivered to city hall on April 17th and the earthquake struck on April 18th. The ensuing fire destroyed city hall and the stock of reports. It is not known how many copies survived, and although copies do exist in the San Francisco Public Library and other institutions, there is no census as to the number of surviving copies. Copies that do become available are usually from institutional special collections and are thus ex-library. In very good condition.
Item #14112
Price: $3,000.00
Report upon the Development of Public Grounds for Greater Baltimore. Olmsted Brothers.
Report upon the Development of Public Grounds for Greater Baltimore.
Baltimore: Lord Baltimore Press, 1904. 120p, 6 diagrams, plan, two topographical maps. 24cm. Green cloth with titling in gilt on the front cover and spine. Corners slightly bumped, minor wear to the spine ends, top edge of bottom board bumped. In very good condition.
Item #17370
Price: $600.00
San Diego: A Comprehensive Plan for its Improvement. CITY PLANS, John Nolen.
San Diego: A Comprehensive Plan for its Improvement
Boston: Geo. H. Ellis Printers, 1908. 109p, illustrations, plans, maps. 23cm. Brown cloth back and brown paper boards, titling on the front cover and spine. With the signature of Lincoln Steffens on the front free endpaper and Nolen's "Landscape Architect" business card taped to the front free endpaper. Edges rubbed, skinned, spine ends worn; front free end paper almost loose. In good condition. One of Nolen's early plans. In it he made recommendatiosn for a public square and civic center, a great bay front improvement, small open spaces, streets and boulevards, and a system of parks.
Item #17384
Price: $300.00
The Story of Maryland Politics. Frank Richardson Kent.
The Story of Maryland Politics
Baltimore: Thomas and Evans Printing Co. 1911. 393p, plates. 23cm. Red cloth with gilt titling. James H. Preston's copy (mayor of Baltimore, 1912-1919) with his bookplate, signature and long inscription. Frank Richardson Kent was a reporter for the Baltimore Sun. Minor wear and in fine condition.
Item #13930
Price: $300.00
Ten Years in Wall Street; Or, Revelations of Inside Life and Experience on 'Change. William Worthington Fowler.
Ten Years in Wall Street; Or, Revelations of Inside Life and Experience on 'Change.
Hartford: Worthington, Dustin & Co. 1870. Frontispiece and illustrated title page, 536p, [1p. ad]. 23cm. Bound in beveled green cloth with gilt decoration on the front cover, in blind on the bottom cover, gilt decoration and titling on the spine. Corners bumped, rubbed; wear to the spine ends. In very good condition.
Item #19279
Price: $300.00
Three Lectures. Fritz Eberhardt.
Three Lectures.
Plains, Pennsylvania: Boss Dog Press, 2014. Tipped in frontispiece is a moku hanga woodblock print after a photograph by A. Pierce Bounds, iii, 39p. In an edition of 100 copies, 20 are hors commerce, designated A-T, with A-L reserved for the Eberhardt family; 70 copies bound with Arabic numerations; 10 unbound copies bearing Roman numerals. Bound in full pastepaper over boards with title label bordered in red on the front cover. Set in Linotype digital Aldus, modified for letterpress printing, and Boss Dog Press FritzGotische, the first iteration of an experimental blackletter. Paper is Frankfurt Laid, printed on the BDP Washington handpress from polymer plates supplied by Boxcar Press. Three Lectures is the second installment, preceded by Rules for Bookbinders (2004), in a series of publications by and about the bookbinders Fritz and Trudi Eberhardt. Fritz gave lectures within the text at events in Philadelphia, Chambersburg, and Carlisle Pennsylvania in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. With this volume, the Boss Dog Press has endeavored to present these talks, and Fritz’s distinct voice, in a fitting and workmanlike manner. The series, under the rubric Eberhardtina, is an homage to the lives and work of two of the twentieth century’s foremost bookbinding artists. The intent is to publish both material previously available, such as the talks in this volume, and new work based on resources in the Eberhardt archive at the Press. At this point there is a projected three and four volumes upcoming.
Item #20175
Price: $250.00


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