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The Clarksons of New York. A Sketch. "Celebrare Domestica Facta." Compiled for the Family Exclusively. [Vol. 1 Only].

New York: Bradstreet Press, 1875. First Edition. Hardcover. 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 and/or ambassadors (in...  Item #5285
Price: $125.00
 

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 Letter From Thomas Bailey Aldrich to Bayard Taylor:. Auburn, N.Y., August 20, 1865.

New York: Uphill Press, 1967. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 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 and/or ambassadors...  Item #5149
Price: $35.00
 

N.C. Wyeth:. The Collected Paintings, Illustrations, and Murals.

New York: Bonanza Books, 1972. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. With a Foreword by Paul Horgan and an Introduction by Richard Layton. The single-most important reference on N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945), the first half being a biography and approximately half the book being of a superb descriptive bibliography of Wyeth's published illustrations, including...  Item #4174
Price: $75.00
 

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
 

A Quail in Aspic.

New York: Bobbs Merrill, 1963. First American Edition. Hardcover. A wonderful spoof of High Society revolving around the life of Count Charles Korsetz. Photos by Cecil Beaton. Chapter head drawings are attributed to Edward Gorey. A very handsome copy. Small strip of sun fading along top edge, else tight, bright...   Item #1876
Price: $45.00
 

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
 

Who The Devil Made It:. Conversations with Robert Aldrich, George Cukor, Allan Dwan, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Chuck Jones, Fritz Lang, Joseph H. Lewis, Sidney Lumet, Leo McCarey, Otto Preminger, Don Siegel, Josef von Sternberg, Fran Tashlin, Edgar G. Ulmer, Raoul Walsh.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. First Edition/Second Printing. Hardcover. "Peter Bogdanovich, director, screenwriter, actor and critic, interviews sixteen legendary directors of the first hundred years of film-from Allan Dwan and Raoul Walsh to Leo McCarey, Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Lumet" (from flap). A near pristine copy of this wonderful...  Item #4083
Price: $45.00
 

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
 

James Dean. Behind the Scene.

New York: Birch Lane Press/Carol Publishing Group, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Introduction by Dennis Hopper. A wonderful look at the life and films of James Dean (includes several hundred photographs taken on the sets of "East of Eden," "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Giant." studio memos, telegrams and letters from...  Item #1334
Price: $35.00
 

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
 

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. Fifth 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. Very minor toning at text block...   Item #3400
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
 

Books & Life.

Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. "In this collection of articles, essays, and reviews, novelist, poet, critic, and long-time feminist activist Jan Clausen explores the intersection of literary art and politics. Political and literary theory emerging from second wave feminism. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows...   Item #1763
Price: $25.00
 

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
 

The Big Book of B Movies:. or How Low Was My Budget.

New York: St Martin's Press, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows very minimal shelf wear, else bright and clean. Red paper boards, silver gilt lettering, pictorial endpages (brilliantly funny). 4to. 208pp. Illus. (b/w plates).  Item #2089
Price: $25.00
 

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
 

James Dean:. American Icon.

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. An outstanding pictorial and textual biography of an American icon. The noted flaws are virtually invisible and it is an otherwise very handsome copy. Very minimal shelf wear, small, fine cut in front board (razor?), else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ...   Item #1344
Price: $25.00
 


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