Velp, Netherlands: Catharijne Press, 2003. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Tan cloth boards, blue endpapers, tipped in frontis, tipped in illustrations, blue slipcase, coin inlay in slipcase. 61x47mm. 59pp. Illus. (color plates). Numbered limited edition, this being XI of 20. Item #8228
Collection of The Adventures of a Fuller Brush Man (Tijuana Bibles) Nos. 1-6; 8-10.
[No Publisher], [circa 1936]. First Edition[s]. Original Wraps. The Tijuana Bibles, also known as eight-pagers, were small crudely printed eight-page publications of erotic cartoons that were extremely popular beginning in the 1920s-1950s in the United States. This collection features nine titles: 1. “Adventures of a Fuller Brush Man,” 2.”Torrid Tess,”... Item #9124
Indonesia: Early 20th century. Unique. Hardcover. The 'pustaha' [named by the Batak people of interior province of northern Sumatra, Indonesia] are manuscript books constructed and composed by their "datu" or magicians and healers. Origins of the pustaha remain somewhat clouded to non-indigenous research, although, records of provenance date to the... Item #9148
Chatwin, Bruce; Pemberton, Simon (illus); Fletcher, Erin (binding).
The Songlines [Art Binding].
London: Folio Society/Herringbone Bindery, 2010 . Limited Edition/Unique Binding. Hardcover. "Erin Fletcher was introduced to the craft of bookbinding under the instruction of Susannah Kite Strang during her studies at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She experimented with a variety of simple book structures, pushing the concept... Item #8639
A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by the command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. To determine The Position and Extent of the West Side of North America; its Distance from Asia; and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery. In the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. IN THREE VOLUMES.
Dublin: Printed for H. Chamberlaine, W. Watson, Potts, et al. 1784. First Irish Edition. Hardcover. First Dublin edition of the official account of Cook's third voyage. This edition occurs with maps and plates included in the three volumes; with the maps and plates in a separate atlas volume (in 4... Item #6476
New York: Poote Press, 2005. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Jean Genet has spoken to me with surprising lucidity about life, love and morality. He saw beauty in the grotesque and elevated it to the status of a diamond. When I look through this diamond, I see life with a unique clarity... Item #7613
New York: Aperture, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Edited with Marvin Heiferman, Hark Holborn, and Suzanne Fletcher. Nan Goldin's breakthrough first book. Roth 101. Tight, bright, and unmarred. DJ shows minor shelf/edge wear, else bright and clean. Quarterbound, blue cloth spine, textured paper boards, gilt lettering, black endpages, frontispiece. Oblong 8vo... Item #7966
New Port Richey, FL: The Clearview Press, 1994. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Printer/Binder. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Brown cloth boards, sculptural fabric/embroidered binding, tipped-in stamp frontis. 73x54mm. 50pp. Limited edition of 195. Item #8557
The Diseases of Infancy and Childhood:. For the Use of Students and Practitioners of Medicine.
New York: D. Appleton, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. The first real complete and authoritative American text on pediatrics. (Cone, History of American Pediatrics, 104- 105pp; Levinson, p.108; Veeder, 33-60pp.) Overall, a handsome copy. Light/moderate shelf wear (tips through), light wear at head, minor rubbing at hinges/tips, spine evenly toned (gilt... Item #3752
The Tryal and Conviction of Sr Sam Bernardiston Bart for High-Misdemeanor at the Session of Nisi Prius:. Holden at Guild-Hall, London for his Majesties Court of Kingsbench before the Right Honourable Sir George Jeffreys.
London: Benjamin Tooke, 1684. First Edition. Hardcover. Barnardiston (spelled incorrectly by the printer) was a Whig and a director of the East India Company. Jeffreys was, of course, the notorious English judge. Here the defendant was accused of libel within a private letter and, shockingly, conviced by Jeffreys...just as shockingly... Item #5730
Northampton, MA: Double Elephant Press, 2014. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Marking twenty years of the Double Elephant Press Michael Kuch is publishing ILLUMINATIONS –– AN ACROSTIC MARTYROLOGY. Modeled after an illuminated manuscript, it contains mezzotints of invented martyrs with marginalia of illuminated relief-etchings. The work revolves around thirteen images of imaginary... Item #8737
Vienna: Wolfgang Buchta, 2011. Limited Edition. Hardcover. “In 2009 July, the graphic structure of the newspaper gave me the impulse to draw over it. Then I thought this background was the ideal way for Bartleby. After this decision, I wrote the text by hand. August-December 2009. Drawings on the newspaper... Item #7623
Paris: Ancienne Librairie Furne/Boivin & Cie, Editeurs, 1905. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Part of the series "Collection d'Albums Historiques". Text in French. 36 chromolithograph illustrations (4 double-page), some with text overprinting. A handsome copy. Light shelf/edge wear, upper tips bumped, else tight, bright and unmarred. Blue cloth boards, gilt lettering... Item #6543
Muncy, PA: Red Howler Press, 2012. Unique. Original Wraps. "'From Nature' is a series of drawings taken in part from the realm of insects and fish and their human counterparts. The drawings focus on an anthropromorphic identification on the part of the observer for the 'observed', delving into the individual... Item #8027
Moscow: Dubna Phoenix, 1998. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Green paper boards, gilt lettering and decorative elements, red gilt endpapers, one volume in English one in Russian, minor ink transfer, teg, grey paper dust jacket, grey and black paper slipcase. 70x60mm. 107pp. each. Illus. (color plates). Limited edition... Item #7746
Mongomery [Original Hand-Colored Engraved Map]:. Comitatus qui olim pars Ordouicum.
Camden’s Britannia, 1637. Hand coloured map of Montgomery County in Wales. This map was originally published in Camden's Britannia which was the first in which each county was printed on a separate sheet. The first issue of the series was in 1607 (with Latin text at verso) with two editions... Item #3392
Our Baby Book [together with] Two Original Works [Signed by Scott].
Chicago, IL: Whitman Publishing, 1938. First Edition/Unique Work. Hardcover. The book is lovely and clean (not filled in). Original art includes the illustration from the "Measurements at Birth" and "Our Baby Was Named" pages, complete with lettering in Scott's hand and signed by her at the bottom. Each differs slightly... Item #5205
Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the Tweed; with a Short Account of the Natural History and Habits of the Salmon, Instructions to the Sportsmen, Anecdotes, etc [Fine Binding].
London: John Murray, 1843. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Bound by Zaehnsdorf. Original cloth from boards and spine bound in at rear. Lthographs and wood engravings by L. Haghe, T. Landseer and S. Williams from paintings by Sir David Wilkie, Edwin Landseer, R.A, Charles Landseer, William Simson and Edward Cooke...several wonderfully hand-colored... Item #8080
New York: David McKay, 1974. Second Printing. Hardcover. Author's second novel and first success, the surprise winner of the Pulitzer Prize and basis for the movie Gettysburg. Overall, a handsome copy of this emerging classic. Very minimal shelf wear, bur on ffep where small plate was removed, else tight, bright... Item #3878
Berkeley, CA: del Milion Editions, 2009. Limited Edition. Hardcover. I’ll Die Tomorrow was designed, printed, and bound in an edition of forty-five copies by Peter Rutledge Koch with the assistance of Jonathan Gerken at Peter Koch Printers for del Milion Editions. The text, set in Bookman Old Style, is printed... Item #7640
New York: Kaldewey Press, 1984. Limited Edition. Hinged Metal Binding. The book illustrates the process of the creation of language. The last page includes the first sentence of the earliest known work of Japanese literature. Found in a handful of special collections and believed to be the first brought to... Item #7629
Al Gran Sole Carico d'Amore: [The Bright Sunshine Heavy with Love].
Belluno, Venezia: Edizioni Colophon, 2006. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Texts in honor of Luigi Nono by Luciana Pestalozza Abbado, Luigi Berlinguer, Massimo Cacciari, Aldo Clementi, Duilio Courir, Roberto Fabbriciani, Igne Feltrinelli, Pietro Ingrao, Yury Liubimov, Ennio Morricone, Andria Richard, Salvatore Sciarrino with an etching by Renzo Plan numbered and signed by... Item #7284
System of Surgery: Extracted from the Works of Benjamin Bell / Illustrated with Notes and Copperplates.
Philadelphia: Published by Archibald Bartram for Thomas Dobson, 1806. Third Edition. Hardcover. Bell, a renowned Scottish surgeon and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Bell published a number of important medical treatises and is widely considered the first Scottish scientific surgeon. In his 1796, A System of... Item #8619
London: Arc Artist Editions, 2013. Limited Edition. Original Wraps. "Sam Winston is uniquely alert to the way words take their place in the world as characters in their own right; in his agile and mischievous fingers, each word and even each letter radiates vivid, graphic personality." “In his agile and... Item #9224
Altadena, CA: Twelve Trees Press, 1989. First Edition Thus/Limited Edition. Hardcover. Boldly signed and dated 12-9-89 by Witkin on title page. Tight, bright, and unmarred. DJ shows production flaw resulting is some 'bubbling' of the polished surface, else clean. Black cloth boards, gilt lettering. 4to. Illus. (b/w plates). Limited edition... Item #7974