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The Agriculture of the U. States. Niles, Hezekiah Niles.
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
The American Mercury (Volumes 1-30). American Mercury.
The American Mercury (Volumes 1-30).
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1924-1930. Thirty volumes complete in original wrappers, issues 1-120. The successor to the Smart Set for Mencken and George Jean Nathan, Knopf gave them editorial control of a magazine that published some of the great authors of the twentieth century: Eugene O'Neill, Sherwood Anderson, Carl Sandburg, Theodore Dreiser, James M. McCain, Sinclair Lewis, William Faulkner, Vachal Lindsay, Edgar Lee Masters, Countee Cullen, James Weldon Johnson, Margaret Mead, Lewis Mumford, Louis Untermeyer and many others. Each issue also included Mencken's biting editorials. As Mencken stated, "The editors are committed to nothing save this: to keep to common sense as fast as they can, to belabor sham as agreeably as possible, to give a civilized entertainment." Includes the famous "Hatrack" issue, April1926, for which Mencken was arrested in Boston, and the US Post Office refused to deliver. Truly the Mencken era of The American Mercury, a complete run in wrappers, with little wear, one loose cover, and in very good condition.
Item #9634
Price: $1,200.00
Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae. Vicesimo Quarto. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, the Tenth Day of November, Anno Dom. 1747. And from thence continued for several Proro the Seventeenth Day. Acts of Parliament.
Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae. Vicesimo Quarto. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, the Tenth Day of November, Anno Dom. 1747. And from thence continued for several Proro the Seventeenth Day
London: Thomas Baskett, 1751. pp. 1107-1111. 31cm.Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliff for Henry Stevens, Son, And Stiles in three quarter green morocco and marbled boards with gilt filets and with titling in gilt on the spine; two raised bands; teg. "Whereas the making of Pott Ashes and Pearl Ashes in the British Plantations in America would be advantageous to the trade of this Nation...the several respective subsidies, customs, impositions, rates and duties now payable on Pott Ashes or Pearl Ashes made in and imported from His Majesty's Colonies in America into any part of Great Britain, shall cease, determine, and be no longer paid." Slight fading of spine and edges, slight rubbing. In near fine condition. [N52508].
Item #10316
Price: $300.00
Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae. Vicesimo Secundo. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, the Tenth Day of November, Anno Dom. 1747. And from thence continued by several Prorogations to the Twenty
Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae. Vicesimo Secundo. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, the Tenth Day of November, Anno Dom. 1747. And from thence continued by several Prorogations to the Twenty
London: Thomas Baskett, 1749. pp.634-638. 31cm. Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliff for Henry Stevens, Son, And Stiles in three quarter green morocco and marbled boards with gilt filets and with titling in gilt on the spine; two raised bands; teg. Slight fading at edges. An act to enable members of the Moravian church to settle in the American colonies. In near fine condition. [N 65484].
Item #10318
Price: $300.00
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
A Collection of Pamphlets and Broadsides from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1932 campaign. Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932 Presidential Campaign.
A Collection of Pamphlets and Broadsides from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1932 campaign.
Twelve Pamphlets: "Campaign Book of the Democratic Party Candidates and Issues 1932"; "The Tragic Folly of the Past Four Years"; "Franklin D. Roosevelt, Who He Is, What He Has Done"; "Power Protection of the Public Interest"; "The Railroads: Republican Mistakes and Democratic Remedies"; "Tariff: Grundyism Responsible for Ills of the Farmer"; "Agriculture: What is Wrong and What to Do About It"; "The Labor Record of Franklin D. Roosevelt"; "Platform Adopted by The Democratic National Convention 1932"; "When Do We Eat?"; "President Hoover Stood For…" Two booklets: "Everybody’s Political P-R-I-M-E-R"; "What Our Government Should Do For Us, What We Should Do For Our Government: The Belief of Franklin Roosevelt As To What Makes Good Government And Good Citizens" Ten Broadsides: "As to “Swapping Horses”"; "Three Reason Why Every Woman Should Vote for Roosevelt and Garner"; "Nobody Knows How Dry They Are"; "Your Electric Bill"; "The Forgotten Farmer"; "The Public Pays"; "Why Wage Earners Want Roosevelt and Garner"; "The Home Loan Bunk"; "Half a Million Life Insurance"; "First to Face the Emergency." OCLC records exist for a few of the pamphlets, but they are scarce, and only a few institutional collections have them, and if they do they are in the rare books special collections. There is only one record for one broadside. Everything is in very good to fine condition. One pamphlet has a neat signature on the top margin of the front cover. One broadside top edge is faded and has a very short tear.
Item #20888
Price: $2,000.00
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
Das Interieur. Wiener Monatshefte fur Angewandte Kunst. Jahrgang I. Heft 1-6. Janner-Juni 1900 and Heft 7-12 Juli-Decemb
Das Interieur. Wiener Monatshefte fur Angewandte Kunst. Jahrgang I. Heft 1-6. Janner-Juni 1900 and Heft 7-12 Juli-Decemb
Vienna: Anton Schroll. 192p, illustrations, 73 plates in color, black and white, and double pages [missing 3, 11, 32, 37, 62, 63, 73]. 32cm. Portfolio with brown cloth spine and orange card covers with titling on the spine and illustration on the front cover; text bound in brown cloth back; plates are loose; ribbon ties. Corners, bumped, skinned; plates show wear at the edges; slight stain at the bottom edge of text. Still, in very good condition.
Item #16454
Price: $800.00
Das Interieur. Wiener Monatshefte fur Angewandte Kunst. Jahrgang II. Heft 1-6. Janner-Juni 1901
Das Interieur. Wiener Monatshefte fur Angewandte Kunst. Jahrgang II. Heft 1-6. Janner-Juni 1901
Vienna: Anton Schroll. 112p, illustrations, 44 plates in color, black and white, and double pages [missing 8, 13]. 32cm. Portfolio with brown cloth spine and orange card covers with titling on the spine and illustration on the front cover; text bound in brown cloth back; plates are loose; ribbon ties. Corners, bumped, skinned; plates show wear at the edges. Still in very good condition.
Item #16455
Price: $400.00
Das Interieur. Wiener Monatshefte fur angewandte Kunst. Jahrgang III. Heft 1-6. Janner-Juni 1902
Das Interieur. Wiener Monatshefte fur angewandte Kunst. Jahrgang III. Heft 1-6. Janner-Juni 1902
Vienna: Anton Schroll. 96p, illustrations, 48 plates in color, black and white, and double page [missing 3, 4, 7]. 32cm. Portfolio with brown cloth spine and orange card covers with titling on the spine and illustration on the front cover; text bound in brown cloth back; plates are loose; ribbon ties. Corners, bumped, skinned; several plates stained at the edges with some impact; one plate ragged at the bottom edge. Still in very good condition.
Item #16453
Price: $300.00
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
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
Emile Lenoble. 24 phototypies. Notice de Léon Deshairs. Les Albums d'Art Druet XXVII. Emile Lenoble, Léon Deshairs.
Emile Lenoble. 24 phototypies. Notice de Léon Deshairs. Les Albums d'Art Druet XXVII
Paris: Librairie de France, nd. [6p], 24 plates. 31cm. Loose in printed card portfolio. Signed by Léon Deshairs on the title page. Emile Lenoble (1875-1939) was a master of contemporary ceramics, and was "strongly influenced by Chinese, Indonesian, and Korean art, his work is characterized by pure and simple forms." [Atelier 1900]. Spine of portfolio torn at the head and tail. Plates slightly toned. In very good condition.
Item #16466
Price: $450.00
Ensembles Mobiliers. Volume 4.
Ensembles Mobiliers. Volume 4.
Paris: Editions d'Art Charles Moreau, 1939. [4], 48 plates. 33cm. Portfolio of blue cloth back and illustrated paper boards, titling in brown and black. Front cover foxed; edges rubbed; library perforation on all plates at the margin; penciled notation on the verso of the plates. In better than good condition.
Item #16456
Price: $275.00
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
Good Night & Good Morning. With illuminations and etchings by Walter Severn. Lord Houghton.
Good Night & Good Morning. With illuminations and etchings by Walter Severn.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1872. [8 leaves]. 29cm. Bound in green cloth over bevelled boards, titling and decoartion in gilt on black, blue, red and white leather onlays, surrounded by a decorative border stamped in black; in blind on the bottom cover; aeg. Chromolithographed title page, dedicatory page and six plates. Elegant title and dedicatory pages with capitals in gilt, and letters in color on the dedicatory page. The concluding illumination is perhaps the most beautiful in the set. It depicts floral vines, bushes, mice, birds, and a rooster, all in color on a gilt border surrounding the text in red, blue and gilt. All the illuminations are spectacular with gilting and colorful floral decorations. Professionally rebacked and bound with the original cloth laid on. This is a well loved copy of stunning Victorian chromolithography in good condition.
Item #782
Price: $275.00
Heaven on Earth. Explorations into the Wilderness Set Forth by John Muir. With Wood Engraving Illustrations Executed by Charles D. Jones. John Muir.
Heaven on Earth. Explorations into the Wilderness Set Forth by John Muir. With Wood Engraving Illustrations Executed by Charles D. Jones.
Austin: Press Intermezzo, 1998. Frontispiece engraving of John Muir, 141p, illustrations, printed in red and black. 21cm. Octavo. One in an edition of 30 unnumbered copies. Signed by the printer, Randolph Bertin on the colophon. Printed on Hahnemühle Schiller. Bound by Don Rash in full deer vellum sewn on five vellum strips with rules in blind on the covers creating a grid pattern; the title on the spine stamped in red and black on dyed handmade paper, cut, and applied over the binding strips; tea dyed alum goat hinges; handmade paper endsheets with tea-dyed pastedowns and fly leaves; top edge colored brown with acrylics. Housed in a clamshell box of linen sides, with a stamped handmade paper label on the spine and lined with brown suede. Bound in 2005-2006 and signed by Don Rash with his stamp on the bottom cover pastedown. In fine condition.
Item #17541
Price: $2,850.00
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
Hydriotaphia. Urne-Buriall, or a Discourse of the Sepylchrall Urnes lately found in Norfolk. Sir Thomas Browne. D. of Physick.
Hydriotaphia. Urne-Buriall, or a Discourse of the Sepylchrall Urnes lately found in Norfolk.
Boston: The Riverside Press, 1907. 54p. 25cm. Octavo. In an edition of 385 numbered copies, this is copy 14. Reproduces the text of the first edition printed in 1658. Bound by Don Rash in full gray Harmatan morocco with urn-shaped insets of puckered terra cotta Harmatan morocco over simplified skeletal imagery; the covers and cover edges tooled in blind utilizing tools cut by the binder; the spine titling in palladium leaf; the endbands made of red-orange embroidered silk. Housed in a clamshell box of black cloth sides and terra cotta Harmatan morocco spine with titling in palladium leaf, lined with gray suede. Bound in 2010 with Don Rash's stamp and date on rear pastedown. In fine condition.
Item #17540
Price: $4,500.00
Just So Stories For Little Children. Illustrated by the Author. Rudyard Kipling.
Just So Stories For Little Children. Illustrated by the Author.
London: Macmillan & Co, 1902. 249p, illustrations. 24cm. In publisher's illustrated red cloth. Minor wear to the spine ends and edges; small non detracting spot near the top edge of the front cover; front free endpaper corner creased from fold; otherwise the covers and spine are quite bright with the illustrations intact and in better than very good condition.
Item #13757
Price: $800.00
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
L'Arredamento Moderno. Quarta Serie. Roberto Aloi.
L'Arredamento Moderno. Quarta Serie.
Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, 1949. 309 artists, 820 illustrations. 28cm. Maroon cloth with gilt titling. Modern decorative art and furnishings in Italy, Corner bumped. In very good condition.
Item #16482
Price: $300.00
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


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