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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 of the Secretary of War, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a reconnoissance [sic] of the Gulf of California and the Colorado River by Lietenant Derby. June 19, 1852. Senate, 32d Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 81. George H. Derby.
Report of the Secretary of War, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a reconnoissance [sic] of the Gulf of California and the Colorado River by Lietenant Derby. June 19, 1852. Senate, 32d Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 81
Washington DC. 28p, illustrations. 22cm. With the fold-out map, "Reconnaissance of the Colorado River" attached to the last page. Removed. Slightly toned, map slightly foxed, small portion of one corner missing with no impact on content. In very good condition. [Hasse p. 27].
Item #15660
Price: $400.00
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 Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives, Corps of Topographical Engineers, Under the Direction of the Office of Explorations and Surveys, A.A. Humphreys, Captain Topographical Engineers, in Charge. 36th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 90. Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives.
Report upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives, Corps of Topographical Engineers, Under the Direction of the Office of Explorations and Surveys, A.A. Humphreys, Captain Topographical Engineers, in Charge. 36th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 90.
Washington DC: GPO, 1861. 131, 14, 154, 30, 7, 31pp, in 5 parts with appendices A-D, 24 total plates (including 7 plates in color by Heinrich Baldwin Mollhausen depicting Indians), 2 folding maps, and one profile. 29cm. Rebound in red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Foxing, last two pages stained at the corners; map slightly foxed, tears professionally repaired. In very good condition. [Wagner-Camp: 375; Sabin: 35308; Howes: I92].
Item #15694
Price: $600.00
Salvador Dali. 6 tavole dal ciclo della Biblia Sacra. Salvador Dali.
Salvador Dali. 6 tavole dal ciclo della Biblia Sacra.
Milano: Rizzoli Editore, [no date, 197?]. [8p], printed one side only on handmade paper: half-title page, title page, colophon, introduction; 6 color lithograph plates, loose, with tissue guards. 51x38cm. Portfolio of brown morocco back and white silk moire with initials embossed on the front cover, brown ribbon ties. In an edition of 998, with 199 portfolios numbered I to CXCIX, and 799 portfolios numbered 1 to 799, this is portfolio 660/799 signed by the publisher. Very small blemish at the bottom edge of the front cover. An exceptional, very fine portfolio.
Item #16080
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
Service Sheets
Service Sheets
Philadelphia: Architectural Service Corporation, 1916-1922. Single sheets of paper, most printed two sides, one in color, one partially in color. 55x42cm. Housed in a portfolio with brown buckram back and corners, brown paper board covers, brown cloth sides and paper title label on the front cover. A complete set, lacking one sheet (2-2), and (42-1), which according to the index was "to be published," plus four additional sheets not found in the index (11-11,12-4/5, 102-AB, and 253-1), for a total of 105 sheets. Each sheet provides detailed drawings "showing the uses of up-to-date building materials and specialties. They are not only exceptionally well drawn, but also unusually accurate," according to American Builder in 1919. Topics include: design, structural, plumbing, heating and ventilation, hardware, equipment and electrical. Service sheets on roofing give details on tin, glass, asbestos shingle, slate, and wood shingle roofing and building. Service Sheet 43-2 shows the specifications for the copper roof on the Woolworth Building in New York. A mine of information for restorers, architects and builders. The sheets are printed on a very durable paper and show minor wear -- a few creases and short tears; the portfolio front cover is rippled at the bottom edge from a liquid spill, stain on the bottom cover, and over all soiling; the title label is bright. The sheets are very good to near fine, and the portfolio is in good condition.
Item #19969
Price: $600.00
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
Telliamed ; or, The world explain'd : containing discourses between an Indian philosopher and a missionary, on the diminution of the sea-- the formation of the earth-- the origin of men & animals: and other singular subjects, relating to natural history & philosophy. : --A very curious work.
Telliamed ; or, The world explain'd : containing discourses between an Indian philosopher and a missionary, on the diminution of the sea-- the formation of the earth-- the origin of men & animals: and other singular subjects, relating to natural history & philosophy. : --A very curious work.
Baltimore : Printed by W. Pechin, no. 15, Market-Street-- for D. Porter, at the observatory, Federal-Hill, 1797. xxix, [2], 32-268p. 21cm. Contemporary leather binding; red leather spine label in gilt. Covers rubbed; prior owner's signature on the front cover paste down; lacking the front fly leaves; foxing. In good condition.
Item #20389
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
Tertiary History of the Grand Canyon District. Department of the Interior. Monographs of the United States Geological Survey, Volume II. Clarence E. Dutton.
Tertiary History of the Grand Canyon District. Department of the Interior. Monographs of the United States Geological Survey, Volume II
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1882. Frontis, xiv, 264p, 42 plates, index. 30cm. Brown cloth with titling in gilt on the spine. Lacking the Atlas. Covers slightly rubbed, wear to the spine ends; slight damp stain evident on bottom and fore edge, and in margins of plates -- some pages more than others; one plate with minor loss due to adhered tissue guard; pages rippled; few tears to tissue guards, few creased. In very good condition. Photographs available.
Item #17351
Price: $600.00
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
A Treatise on Beverages or The Complete Practical Bottler. Charles Herman Sulz.
A Treatise on Beverages or The Complete Practical Bottler
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald Publishers, 1888. xxv, 818p, illustrations. 24cm. First edition. Bound in beveled maroon cloth with titling in gilt on the spine. Covers stained, soiled, minor wear to spine ends; occasional foxing. In better than good condition. This copy from the Hatcher Grocery Company, Union Bottling Works, Columbus, Ohio, which was created by Claud A. Hatcher who in 1903, as a pharmacist, formulated beverages for his customers including Royal Crown Ginger Ale, Cream Soda, Melo fruit drinks, Nehi soft drinks and eventually Royal Crown Cola. By 1925 several hundred franchised plants throughout the South and Midwest produced and bottled his drinks. Royal Crown Cola was the first cola produced in cans, the first local company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and the first to produce a calories free cola, Diet Rite. The Royal Crown Company is now third in the $50 billion dollar soft drink industry.
Item #19831
Price: $600.00
Twelve Photographs with a Poem by Galway Kinnell. Joel-Peter Witkin.
Twelve Photographs with a Poem by Galway Kinnell.
New York: Kevin Begos Jr. 1993. 22 leaves, 12 plates. 61x46cm. Elephant folio. In an edition of 175 numbered and signed copies, this is one of 32 copies hors commerce, signed by Joel-Peter Witkin. The poem, Under the Maud Moon, set in Perpetua with Perpetua Titling by Golgonooza Letter Foundry and printed by Darrell Hyder. Gravure plates by Jon Goodman and printed by Clary Nelson and Robert E. Towsend on Lana Paper. Bound by Don Rash in quarter black leather back and dark gray cloth covers with Witkin’s name stamped in black on the front cover. Housed in a slipcase of black cloth sides. Produced during 1992-1993. Kinell's poem first published in 1971 is from his book, The Book of Nightmares. The photographs are 12 full page photogravure reproductions of photos taken in Mexico City, New Mexico and Paris, 1987-1992. As new.
Item #20004
Price: $2,500.00
Under the Deodars [bound with] The Phantom 'Rickshaw [bound with] Wee Willie Winkie. Indian Railway Library Nos. 4, 5, and 6. Rudyard Kipling.
Under the Deodars [bound with] The Phantom 'Rickshaw [bound with] Wee Willie Winkie. Indian Railway Library Nos. 4, 5, and 6
Allahabad: Messrs. A.H. Wheeler & Co. [1889]. Each is the Indian first edition, one of 1500 copies, in light greenish gray wrappers, illustrated and with titling in black, and with the correct pagination for each. 21.5cm. [Richards: A17, A18, A19]. The back cover of Under the Deodars differs from Richards’ description: instead of a young woman’s face hidden by a fan, the cover depicts a young girl in a dress and hat with a pull toy behind her. The front cover of The Phantom Rickshaw is the second variant, and the back cover depicts two military uniform dressed boys with one playing the fife, instead of a minaret and mosque. The front cover of Wee Willie Winkie is the second variant, the back cover depicts a young woman’s face hidden by a fan, instead of two military uniform dressed boys with one playing the fife. All three bound in three quarter leather and pebbled cloth with raised bands and red morocco title box in gilt on the spine. Spine is rubbed, spine ends worn, joints are starting to crack, edges rubbed; endpapers foxed; text slightly toned; condition of the covers varies with two corners and the fore edge chipped on Under the Deodars; slightly rubbed on The Phantom Rickshaw and with one corner chipped on the bottom cover; slight damp stain to the cover of Wee Willie Winkie; each with slightly darkened edges. Very good copies in a fair to good binding.
Item #17690
Price: $300.00
The Weekly Register. [Niles' Weekly Register, also Niles' Register]. Niles, Hezekiah Niles, ed.
The Weekly Register. [Niles' Weekly Register, also Niles' Register]
Baltimore: Hezekiah Niles, March 1 1817 to February 21, 1818. Volumes 12 & 13 bound together. [New series volume 1]. 416p;436p. 26cm. First edition. Quarter calf and marbled boards; titling in gilt on the spine. Edges rubbed; spine ends slightly worn; usual browning; prior owner's neat signature and notes on the front free endpaper; tears to the last two pages of volume 13 with loss; still the volume is in good condition.
Item #9671
Price: $250.00
The Weekly Register; Niles’ Weekly Register, Niles’ National Register. A Complete Run in 76 volumes. William Ogden Niles Hezekiah Niles,  Jeremiah Hughes, George Beatty.
The Weekly Register; Niles’ Weekly Register, Niles’ National Register. A Complete Run in 76 volumes.
Baltimore, Washington, DC, Philadelphia: 1811-1849. Philadelphia, 1811-1849. 76 Volumes, [volume 76 in facsimile as published by Burt Franklin]. Index [1811-1817]. Complete with ALL addenda and supplements. Niles' Register was one of the great weekly magazines of the early nineteenth century with a national circulation comparable to today's Newsweek or Time. Hezekiah Niles founded the magazine in 1811 and served as its editor and publisher until 1836. He sought to bring a balanced perspective of national and world events to his readers. As a record of early nineteenth century American politics and economics, nothing compares to the over 30,000 pages of reprints of public documents, treaties, statistical data, articles on the War of 1812, the Mexican American War, the expansion of the nation, news from other newspapers, and a wealth of other information contained in Niles’ Register. Thomas Jefferson wrote, "I have found it very valuable as a Repository of documents, original papers and the facts of the day, and the ease with which the index enables us to turn to them." The Register was mailed out every Saturday with one rare interruption in circulation during the War of 1812 "when all the employees 'one small boy excepted' were engaged in military duties" defending Baltimore. Niles’ Register essentially ceased publication with the June 27th, 1849 issue. Three single issues of volume 76 were published in September of 1849, numbers 13, 14, and 15; numbers 1 to 12 apparently were never published. Of the 76 volumes, 22 are in their original bindings (quarter, half, there quarter, or full leather) and housed in custom clamshell boxes with brown cloth sides and paper labels on the backs; the remaining 53 volumes are re-cased in uniform brown cloth with paper spine labels. The facsimile volume consisting of three issues of volume 76 is bound in blue cloth with gilt titling on the spine. The leather bindings are in very good condition, and there is an occasional lightly inked page, and occasional foxing. Yes, you can find digital copies of Niles’ Register online, but they do not equal the quality of type on paper in the bound volumes. Niles’ Register is perhaps the most valuable resource for the history of early nineteenth century America. It is rarely found complete, and it took many years to acquire the volumes that create this set.
Item #20761
Price: $30,000.00
Yosemite and the Range Of Light. Ansel Adams.
Yosemite and the Range Of Light.
Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1979. Frontis, 28p, [1], plates. 31x39cm. First edition. Maroon cloth back and gray cloth covers; dust jacket. Signed by Ansel Adams on the half title page. A very fine copy in its original box.
Item #17548
Price: $600.00

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