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The Illustrated London News. Coronation Record Number.

London: Illustrated London News & Sketch, 1937. First Edition. Original Wraps. The Coronation of King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth. Lovely images and exceptional color plates throughout. A presentable copy of this lovely coronation item. Moderate shelf wear, light foxing at text block edges (non-penetrating), light sunning at front edges...   Item #2827
Price: $25.00
 

Eileen Gray:. Architect/Designer.

New York: Abrams, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows several soft impressions at rear and two small "flecks" in blue, else bright and clean. Gray cloth boards, silver gilt lettering. Small 4to. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Catalogue Raisonne. Bibliography. Index.  Item #1546
Price: $60.00
 

A History of Private Life:. From Pagan Rome to Byzantium; Revelations of the Medieval World; Passions of the Renaissance; From the Fires of the Revolution to the Great War; Riddles of Identity in Modern Times (Five Volume Set).

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press/ Belknap Press. Various Editions. Hardcover. All copies are Belknap editions (not the more common BC editions). A very handsome set of books, sans DJ (as they did not fit the aesthetic of the prior owner's library). Tight, bright and unmarred. Quarterbound, black cloth spine, blue...   Item #2009
Price: $75.00
 

Time Exposure:. With a commentary and captions by Peter Quennell.

London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd. 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Light shelf wear, (though tips through), spine slightly toned, small soil spot, else tight, bright and unmarred. Orange cloth boards, gilt lettering, top of text block dyed red, frontispiece. 8vo. 136pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Index.  Item #1878
Price: $25.00
 

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil:. A Savannah Story.

New York: Random House, January 13, 1994. Hardcover. Edition currently undetermined. Copy bears no numberline typical of RH volumes but in area it would be found is "C9" (this is either a later printing *or* an interation of a pre-pub. edition as it was a gift of the author). Inscription...  Item #365
Price: $75.00
 

Memoires du Chancelier Prince de Bulow:. Complete in Four Volumes.

Paris: Librairie Plon, 1930/1931. First Edition. Original Wraps. Text in French. From the library of Susan Mary Alsop. Born Susan Mary Jay in Rome in 1918, she was the daughter of Peter Augustus Jay (and Susan Alexander McCook) and granddaughter of Augustus Jay (and Emily Astor Kane), both statesmen, legates...  Item #5182
Price: $125.00
 

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.:. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, In Chronological Order; A Series of his Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of his Composition ... In Three Volumes. The Second Edition, Revised and Augmented.

London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, 1793. First Edition Thus (Second Revised and Augmented Edition). Hardcover. Engraved portrait frontispiece, after the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds (by J. Baker). Includes the fold-out 'Round Robin' plate (Vol. II) and a fold-out plate containing facsimiles of Dr. Johnson's handwriting (Vol. III). The last...  Item #4478
Price: $2,000.00
 

The House Of Life:. Rachel Carson at Work.

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. Biography of Carson drawn from her personal and professional correspondence, speeches and interviews. Warmly inscribed by author to noted Harvard scientist Carroll Williams. Very minor shelf wear, inscription by author, else tight, bright and unmarred. Green cloth boards, gilt decorative elements, black...   Item #2881
Price: $25.00
 

The Vanderbilts in My Life:. A Personal Memoir.

New Haven, Conn. Ticknor & Fields, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. A photographic history of the Vanderbilts by Cornelius' great-great-grandson. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows light shelf wear, two small, closed tears at head of spine, else bright and clean. 4to. 143pp. Illus. (color and b/w plates).  Item #1687
Price: $30.00
 

Mademoiselle Miss:. Letters from an American Girl Serving with the Rank of Lieutenant in a French Army Hospital at the Front.

Boston, MA: W.A. Butterfield, 1916 [1917]. Sixth Printing. Hardcover. The letters span from September 20, 1915 to April 1,1916. Reprinted 6 times in the first 12 months, this work was "[p]ublished for the benefit of the American Fund for Frech Wounded." Overall, a handsome copy in its original, and quite...  Item #3346
Price: $45.00
 

Four Fabulous Faces. Gloria Swanson, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, and Marlene Dietrich.

New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Introduction by Adela Rogers St. Johns. Designed by Bob Cato. This work explores the evolution of the four extrodinary women from pretty, unknown actresses to the icons they became. Very minimal shelf wear, light surface transfer to edges of spine, small...   Item #1910
Price: $75.00
 

Lettres Illustrées:. Choisies et commentées par Thomas Hinde.

Hong Kong: Herscher, 1993. First French Edition. Hardcover. Text in French. Outstanding illustrations/photos accompanying the selected letters. A pristine copy of a scarce volume. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ Fine. Oblong 8vo. 160pp. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Index. This is the French release of Lewis Carroll: Looking-Glass Letters (The.....   Item #583
Price: $75.00
 

El Arte De Gaudi.

Barcelona: Omega, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Text in Spanish. Overall, a handsome copy of this significant and scarce volume. Light shelf wear, one corner gently bumped, small bump at upper board, four small spots of wear in thin paper board cover, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows light shelf/edge...   Item #1835
Price: $145.00
 

The National Academy of Sciences:. The First Hundred Years, 1863-1963.

Washington, D.C. National Academy of Sciences, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. A well crafted history of this storied organization and the those who comprise it. Minor shelf wear, else tight, bright and unmarred. Dark gray cloth boards, gilt lettering and decorative elements. 8vo. 694pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Index.  Item #2844
Price: $35.00
 

America's Robert E. Lee.

Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. The third volume of the "America's" series. Overall, a very handsome copy, very scarce signed. Inscribed by Ward. Minor shelf/edge wear, one spot through at tip, inscribed by artist on ffep, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows two very small, closed tears, else...   Item #3728
Price: $125.00
 

Booth Tarkington: A Bibliography.

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Many reproductions of title pages, sketches, etc. and a very good bibliography. A handsome copy. Tight, bright and unmarred. Glassine DJ shows light toning at spine, small closed tears at edge, else clean. Slipcase split at one edge (repaired), several small...   Item #4115
Price: $75.00
 

Origin and History of the Montgomerys. Comtes de Montgomery, Ponthieu, Alençon and La Marche; Earls of Arundel, Chichester, Shrewsbury, Montgomery, Pembroke, Lancaster, Mercia, Eglinton and Mountalexander; Princes de Bellême; Marquis de Montgomery de Lorges.

Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, Ltd. 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. A handsome copy of this rather scarce heraldry volume. Light shelf/edge wear, bottom tips very gently bumped, hint of age toning to text block edges, else tight and unmarred. Blue cloth boards, gilt, coat of arms in gilt on front...   Item #5114
Price: $325.00
 

Sword and Pen For George Wahsington.

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. "This fascinating book is about the widely varied young men who volunteered their sword and their pen in the service of George Wahsington. It is told against the background of the Reevolution and the early days of the United States...  Item #2842
Price: $25.00
 

All The Dogs of My Life.

New York: Doubleday Doran, 1936. First American Edition. Hardcover. "...a revealing fragment of autobiography, a brief and enchanting glimpse into a long and enchanting life, and the most delightful of books about dogs...To her own followers, this book will be an illuminating and welcome insight into her crowded life, but...  Item #2164
Price: $75.00
 

Sigmund Freud. His Life in Pictures and Words.

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. First English Language Edition. Hardcover. An outstanding collection of images and supporting text. A very handsome copy. First hint of foxing at text block edges, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows light shelf wear, several small, closed tears, else bright and clean. Brown...   Item #1197
Price: $65.00
 

Jack's Book:. An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac.

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1978. First edition. Hardcover. First State: with only the dedication by Gifford on the verso of the table of contents (that of Lee omitted.) With the voices of the men and women who populate the Kerouac novels, including: William Burroughs, Carolyn Cassady, Malcolm Cowley, Allen...  Item #282
Price: $75.00
 

Forever Young:. Photographs of Bob Dylan.

New York: Da Capo, 2005. First Edition. A very handsome copy of this wonderful collection of images. Complete with sealed package of four loose photographs. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ bright and clean. Quarterbound, dark brown paper spine, brown paper boards, white ink lettering, black endpages, frontispiece. 4to. 160pp. Illus...   Item #5228
Price: $45.00
 

The Last Leopard.

New York: Pantheon Books, August 1, 1991. First American Edition. Hardcover. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ bright and clean. Quarterbound, burgundy cloth spine, burgundy paper boards, gilt lettering. 8vo. 223pp. Illus. (b/w plates).  Item #1425
Price: $45.00
 

Eileen Gray:. Architect | Designer.

New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. From the library of noted architect and writer on architecture, J. Sadler. Sadler was prone to marginalia and laying in clippings and ephemera related to a given book’s subject. The presence of marginal notes or marks will be noted above and.....  Item #4598
Price: $75.00
 

Searching for Robert Johnson.

New York: Dutton Books, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows very minimal shelf wear, else bright and clean. Quarterbound, purple cloth spine, gray paper boards, purple endpages, frontispiece. Large 12mo. 83pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Bibliography.  Item #1431
Price: $35.00
 


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