History of Penobscot County, Maine:. With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches.
Cleveland, OH: Williams, Chase & Co. 1882. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Well crafted text richly illlustrated with steel-plate engravings. Noted flaws notwithstanding, a handsome copy of this rather uncommon edition. Light shelf wear, boards through at fore-edge, closed split at bottom of front hinge, endpages evenly toned, sporadic ghost images... Item #3560
Toronto, Canada: The Magenta Foundation, 2010. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Foreword by Martha Hanna. "Canadian photographer Jack Burman has created a hypnotic collection of still-lifes of long-departed but painstakingly preserved people, specimens and skeletons—dehumanized but very human; flawed but very beautiful. Exquisitely captured, Burman’s post-mortem documentation addresses not only death, but..... Item #7302
The Funeral Procession of Queen Elizabeth I, From a Drawing of the Time, Supposed to be the Hand of William Camden, Then Clarencieux King at Arms, Which Was in the Possession of John Wilmot Esq, FRS & by Him Deposited in the British Museum.
London: Society of Antiquaries, 1791. First Edition. Hardcover. Custom folder holding folding panorama, engraved plates joined on versos to form continuous view: 9 and 3/8 inches by nearly 29 feet. Spectacular hand-colored panorama of the funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth I in April 1603, reproducing drawings in the British Museum... Item #9317
Portland, ME: Artist Book, 2001. Unique Edition. Hardcover. In the artist's words, "In 2001 I attended a class at Penland School of Crafts called Historic Books and Boxes and that's where I made this little book. It is styled after a late-eighteenth-century French book that a courtier would carry-printed pages... Item #5110
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: Forest and Stream, 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. An important and exhaustive work, divided into The Duck Family, True Ducks, Wildfowl Shooting, and The Art of Duck Shooting. Minor shelf/edge wear, ownership plate at front pastedown, one plate loose (laid in), light sun at spine, touch of toning at... Item #8098
An Apology for Believing in Universal Reconciliation:. or An Appeal from the Inferior Court of Bigotry, Superstition, Ignorance and Unbelief, to the Supreme Court of Proper Candor, Sound Reason, Good Understanding, and True Faith. Also, A Key to the Book of Revelation, with short notes on the same.
Norway, ME: Printed for the Author, by Asa Barton, 1827. First Edition. Hardcover. Includes separate title pages in the textblock for "A Key to the Book of Revelation" and "A Supplement to the Foregoing Apology" (all other title page information the same). Interestingly, the "Key to the Book of Revelation"... Item #6231
Justseeds; Iraq Veterans Against War; Combat Papermakers.
War is Trauma.
New York: Justseeds/IVAW/Combat Papermakers, 2011. Limited Edition. Loose Sheets in Hand-made Paper Portfolio. "War is Trauma is co-sponsored by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative (a decentralized artist collective consisting of 26 printmakers in the US, Canada, and Mexico), Iraq Veterans Against the War (a veterans organization that has over 61 active... Item #7603
Loket, Czech Republic: Jarmila Jelena Sobota, 2013. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Inside of the box, hidden under the book, is an insect cast in acrylic resin. The insect depicts the author’s idea of “Metamorphosis” of a man changing into a bug. There are different types of insects used in this edition..... Item #8633
Boyhood Photos of J.H. Lartigue:. The Family Album of a Gilded Age.
Lusanne, Switzerland: Ami Guichard, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Lartigue's extraordinary photographs of flying and automotive inventions, among other subjects. Simply an outstanding collection of photographs wonderfully bound. A pristine copy. Tight, bright and unmarred. Burgundy boards, gilt, art-nouveau design with inset oval duotone, tipped in plates. 126pp. Illus. (b/w plates... Item #3064
Computational Problems in Abstract Algebra. Proceedings of a Conference held at Oxford under the auspices of the Science Research Council Atlas Computer Laboratory [29th August to 2nd Sept. 1967] [Author's Edited Copy].
New York: Pergamon Press New York, 1970. First Edition/Unique. Hardcover. Foreword by Dr. J. Howlett. An important volume and one of the very first collections of papers on computational group theory. This copy unique as it is Leech's copy, includes both states of the DJ, and corrections throughout in Leech's... Item #9134
Paper Journey:. Travels Among the Village Papermakers of India and Nepal.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books/Bird & Bull Press, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. Includes 20 tipped-in samples of handmade paper. Richly illustrated exploration of contemporary villiage-based industry of papermaking in India and Nepal. Designed by Henry Morris at teh Bird & Bull Press, it is printed by letterpress on Arches... Item #5701
Easton, PA: Heirloom Press, 2018. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "All Disease is an exploration of hysteria in women. Images of inkblots invoke interpretive psychological tests and are paired with images of pelvic bone and language from 18th and early 19th century medical texts. The conclusion presented by the male-dominated voices in... Item #9769
Poe, Edgar Allan; Neel, Alice (illus); Soyer, Raphael (afterword).
The Fall Of The House Of Usher.
New York: Limited Editions Club/Anthoensen Press, 1985. First Edition Thus. Loose Signatures. This is a set of loose signatures of Poe's classic tale printed by the Anthoensen Press on mould-made paper, designed by Ben Shiff and hand-set by Michael and Winifred Bixler. The bound copies were bound by John Isakovics... Item #2635
Toronto: Rumour Publications, 1978. Limited Edition. Original Wraps. The imagery combines stencil text with photographic film 35mm negatives and 2x2” positive transparencies and other obvious paint brush manipulations. The various media form a collage resembling Dadaist and/or Kurt Schwitters constructivist collaged art works. Arguably, this loose assemblage of text and..... Item #9025
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
Oeuvres: Justine Ou Les Malheurs De La Vertu, Dialogue Entre Un Pretre et Un Moribond, Eugenie De Franval, Idee Sur Les Romans, L'auteur Des Crimes De L'amour a Villeterque Folliculaire.
Paris: Le Club Francais du Livre, 1953. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Text in French. Forward by Jean-Jacques Pauvert, afterword by Maurice Blanchot. Bound by Sonya Sheats: "The image on the front cover is taken directly from the text. The binding is a traditional French full leather binding with leather hinges. The... Item #8703
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
London: Artists' Choice Books, 2011. Limited Edition. Hardcover. When the wife of famed cartoonist Ronald Searle was diagnosed with a virulent strain of breast cancer and given six months to live he did the only think he could do: "From the start he had the idea of giving me a.... Item #7567
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
New Yorker 1941-1946 [Golder Age Collection]:. 24 Bound Volumes.
New York: F-R Publishing Co. 1946. First edition. Hardcover. Each volume includes approx. 13 to 15 individual issues filled with what has made the New Yorker famous, outstanding articles and cartoons by some of the period's luminaries (N.B. This was the golden age of the New Yorker, Harold Ross was... Item #1972
Following Franklin D. Roosevelt to Argentina in 1936.
Lime Rock, CT: Bernhardt Wall, . Limited Edition. Hardcover. Approx. 28 etchings in various colors. Facsimile of letter to Wall from Roosevelt tipped in at ffep. Several etchings frame tipped in stamps. Most plates signed by the artist. Plate reads, "From The Franklin D. Roosevelt Collection of Donald Scott Carmichael."... Item #7310
Falmouth, ME: Ascensius Press, 2011. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Printed by Scott Vile at Ascensius Press, bound and boxed by Grey Parrot. The only fine press edition of this (or, to date, any) David Foster Wallace. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Quarterbound, leather spine, gilt lettering, hand-made pastepaper boards and endpages housed... Item #7295