Liebig Fleischextrakt: Aus Dem Leben Mozarts [From the Life of Mozart] [Complete set of six, in both printed state and original watercolor paintings].
London: Liebig's Extract of Meat Company, nd [circa 1900]. Original [and] First Printing. The Liebig Company is a major producer of "Meat Extract”. Invented by famed German chemist Justus von Liebig the intent was to concentrate and preserve the essential nutrients and flavors of beef in the form of paste... Item #9323
San Francisco, CA: Cuba, 2018. Unique. Hardcover. Acrylic paint marker drawings on paper. Artist' shop-book, used to test/design work and color schemes. A unique books of acrylic paint marker drawings of graffiti murals, most of which have been executed on walls throughout the San Francisco Bay area from 2009– 2012.This... Item #9560
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
Bibliography of the State of Maine:. Compiled in the Bangor Public Library, Bangor, Maine.
Boston, MA: G.K. Hall, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Alphabetized facsimiles of card catalogs, 21 to each page. Minor shelf/edge wear, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows light shelf/edge wear, some pen marks, else bright and clean. Burgundy cloth boards, gilt lettering. fo. 803pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Item #6243
I Protagonisti Della Moda/Leaders of Fashion Salvatore Ferragamo (1898-1960) [together with] Shoemaker of Dreams: the Autobiography of Salvatore Ferragamo [and] I Protagonisti Della Moda Salvatore Ferragamo (1898-1960) [Association Copy-Inscribed by Wanda Ferragamo].
Florence: Centro Di, 1985. First Edition/First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Three volumes in folding slipcase with string ties; includes his autobiography, a catalogue, and a collection of advertisments. The definitive history of arguably the most important shoe company of the 20th century. Two volumes warmly inscribed at the ffep(s) by Wanda..... Item #6871
Berlin: Aesthetic Meat Front/AMF, 2014. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Limited first edition of 36, this edition is 1/36, with the trade edition cased in a custom leather ‘corset’ cover binding, secured by metal grommets and two leather strap loops. Leather still bears a hide scent and features a painted patina, a.... Item #9084
New York: JMc & GHB Editions, 2008. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "JMc & GHB Editions has announced their forthcoming publication, James Frey’s Wives, Wheels, Weapons. Published as a companion volume to Frey’s latest novel, Bright, Shiny Morning (Harper Collins, 2008), Wives, Wheels, Weapons is an artist’s book which excerpts three stories..... Item #7965
Melbourne: Masterthief, 2013. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Maps are made, directions given and GPS readings issued in order to clarify. Can there be a city without a map? Some way down the road there are those instructions which map out the ways we can improve our ordinary lives. And, on a.... Item #8744
New York: Pynson Printers, 1939. First Edition/Limited Edition. Hardcover. Overall, a very handsome copy of this minor classic. Light wear at spine (focused at head and tail), else tight, bright and unmarred. Slipcase (with printed spine, showing issue number) shows very minor shelf/edge wear, else tight and clean. Quarterbound, black..... Item #5707
Ireland: nd. First Printing. Three uncommon postcards with engravings of the secret operation of 24-25 April, 1914, in Larne. "The Larne gun-running was a major gun smuggling operation organised in April 1914 in Ireland by Major Frederick H. Crawford and Captain Wilfrid Spender for the Ulster Unionist Council to equip... Item #9141
Portland, Oregon: Scantron Press, 2016. Limited Edition. "object n., object v. was created to link present day gender inequality to our ancient past. Male control over women’s bodies and women’s sexuality continues around the world, as does the hierarchy of objective beauty. While the ancient Greeks were oppressing and objectifying..... Item #9240
farbwechsel [Color Change] [Complete in Six Volumes].
Flörsheim/Main: Ketelhodt, 2011-13. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "farbwechsel: weiß (color change: white) In Eastern cultures white is the color of mourning and death. The white volume contains photographs and headlines about the tsunami disaster that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. They were taken from international online newspapers and were collected..... Item #8747
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
Pressed for Time: A Descriptive Bibliography of the Work of Russell Maret.
New York: Russell Maret, 2014. Limited Edition. Hardcover. An extraordinary exploration of the work of printer and typographer Russel Maret. Compiled by Nina Schneider with notes by Maret and includes essays by Mark Dimunation (Chief of Special Collections of the Library of Congress), and Paul F. Gehl (Newberry Library). 105... Item #8758
Chicago, IL: Daniel Mellis, 2010. Limited Edition. Original Wraps. "Ars Combinatoria is an exploration of the graphic possibilities of a single piece of wood type—a thirty pica Clarendon R—and a restricted set of operations—positive and negative auto-pressure printing with only one inked impression. This technique enables the top of the..... Item #7573
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
London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, nd [circa 1930]. First English Edition (presumed). Hardcover. One of the great front board images, a ship under full sail in beautifully detailed gilt. Noted flaws notwithstanding, a handsome copy of this exceptional volume, quite scarce in DJ. Minor shelf/edge wear, spine lightly sunned, hint... Item #3868
Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm (M.O.V.P.E.R.).
“Welcome Prophets” Meeting Tapestry.
[Unknown]: c. 1940s. Freemason tapestry circa 1940s from a social organization for Master Masons, known as The Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm (M.O.V.P.E.R) founded in 1890, also known as The Grotto. The order was originally called the "Fairchild Deviltry Committee," and at the first meeting it..... Item #9095
Orgies Mysteries Theatre Poster [Inscribed in Artist's Blood].
Nitsch, 1978. Unique. Inscribed by Nitsch to Barbara [Smith] in Nitsch's blood."Viennese Actionism was a short and violent movement in 20th-century art. It can be regarded as part of the many independent efforts of the 1960s to develop "action art" (Fluxus, happening, performance art, body art, etc.). Its main participants... Item #8713
The Garden Behind the Moon. [Association Copy; Inscribed by Pyle to Eugene Fields; Letter Laid in to Field's Widow].
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. One of Pyle's last books for young people, the backstory to particular this volume is second to none. It was inscribed by Pyle to renowned poet and author, Eugene Field, "To Eugene Field, My fellow worker in the world of art"... Item #5698
Early American Children's Books:. With Bibliographical Descriptions of the Books in His Private Collections. Foreword by A. Edward Newton.
Portland, ME: The Southworth Press, 1933. First Edition/Limited Edition. Hardcover. Foreword by A. Edward Newton. The renowned bibliography of ASWR's private children's book collection, illustrated with 104 facsimile reproductions of various title pages and signed by the author. A handsome copy of this significant reference volume. Light even toning at... Item #4733
Shakespeare, William; Staunton, Howard (ed); Gilbert, John (illus).
The Plays of Shakespeare:. [Complete in Three Volumes, Illustrated].
New York: George Routledge & Co. 1858. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Exceptionally illustrated by John Gilbert, engraved by "The Brothers Dalziel". A handsome set embodying the renowned editing of H. Staunton. Bookplate of Alfred Petit (?-1895), noted French artist in two of the three volumes. Book ticket of Veuve J. Boyveau..... Item #5132
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
The History of Portland [Maine]:. From 1632-1864: With a Notice of Previous Settlements, Colonial Grants and Changes of Government in Maine (Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged).
Portland, ME: Bailey & Noyes, 1865. Revised Edition/First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Widely considered one of the finest Maine town histories. Interestingly, the well known fold-out plate, "Portland 1865" is a revision of the much larger 1855 Portland Harbor plate bound into "Reports of Commissioners on Portland Harbor." This is, overall... Item #3579