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[Book Binding] A Rod for the Back of the Binder
1 [Book Binding] A Rod for the Back of the Binder
Chicago R.R. Donnelley & Sons 1928 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12 
Chicago: (R.R. Donnelley & Sons) The Lakeside Press, 1928. Black with gold gilt hardcover with centered title label. No dust jacket, as issued. Measures 8" x 10-1/2" tall. 32 pp. Heavily illustrated with hundreds of black & white smaller to half-page illustrations from the 18th century. A classic treatise on book binding and fine leather bindings with ornamentation. Illustrated with drawing figures, and 16 plates of fine leather bound examples with tissue guard. Long title: [A Rod for the Back of the Binder: Some Considerations of Binding With Reference to the Ideals of The Lakeside Press]. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: One previous owner book cloth label removed from spine, with white adhesive mark remaining. Previous bookseller's catalog entry taped onto front free endpaper. Corners bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine chipped, with 3/4" lower most tail of spine chipped and missing. Book tight and complete with no interior marks, writing, etc. Not ex-library. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Ernest Hemingway - A Comprehensive Bibliography, Audre Hanneman
2 Audre Hanneman Ernest Hemingway - A Comprehensive Bibliography
Princeton Princeton University Press 1967 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Book Description: Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1967. Stated 1st edition. Cream cloth hardcover in no dust jacket measures 9-1/2" x 6-1/4". Gilt title on spine. (xi) 568 pp. with extensive index. The standard bibliography for collectible Ernest Hemingway items. Audre Hanneman's extensive bibliography catalogs thousands of Hemingway items. Broken into numerous parts, it catalogs items from his early high school newspaper days in 1916 to late 1966 / early 1967. Broken into these parts: A: Books and pamphlets, including 1st American and English editions B: Contributions and first appearances in books and pamphlets C: Contributions to newspapers and periodicals; D: Translations; E: Anthologies; F: Library holdings of manuscripts and letters; G: Books on Hemingway; H: Newspapers and periodicals on Hemingway; Appendix and Index Condition: Overall, book is clean and tight in very good condition. Ex-library copy has typical library labels and stamps. Some labels still remain, some have been removed. This was a reference copy, so it didn't leave the reference room (so it never got used). Else, no interior writing, marks, tears, etc. Tight binding with no loose pages and no spine cracks. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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'Chief' signed / numbered lithograph #39/100, Baskin, Leonard (1922-2000)
3 Baskin, Leonard (1922-2000) 'Chief' signed / numbered lithograph #39/100
Northampton, MA Gehenna Press 1978 No Binding Very Good Print Signed by Illustrator(s)
'CHIEF' Original lithograph by Leonard Baskin, SIGNED / NUMBERED PRINT - #39/100 Available is a rare original signed and numbered limited edition lithograph by internationally acclaimed sculptor and printmaker LEONARD BASKIN (American, 1922 - 2000). This engraving entitled 'Chief' dates from 1978, and predates his later series of Native American style subjects. It is signed in pencil by the artist on the front lower right "Baskin" and numbered on the lower left "39/100". The print is from a limited edition of only 100 impressions. It is in very good and bright condition, with a few faint creases along the perimeter of the image. See pictures for overall condition. Print measures 14" x 22-1/2" (sheet), 7-1/4" x 10-3/4" (image). CATALOG REFERENCE: This print is a non-cataloged piece from Baskin. Not listed in Alan Fern and Judith O'Sullivan's "The Complete Prints of Leonard Baskin, A Catalogue Raisonne 1948-1983". A well known draftsman, printmaker and sculptor, Leonard Baskin had the ability to depict in an abstract style man and his relation to the world. Whether working with bronze or wood or two-dimensional mediums, his focus remained on large heroic, but flawed human beings who at times recall photographic images of concentration-camp victims or birds with human bodies that suggest mythological forms. His works are part of the permanent collections at many of the world's leading galleries and museums, including the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Sculpture Gardens, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum, British Museum and Vatican Museum. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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Roxbury [Boston] Directory 1856, Bicknell, J. T.
4 Bicknell, J. T. Roxbury [Boston] Directory 1856
Roxbury, MA J.T. Bicknell & Co. 1856 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5 
Roxbury, MA: Published by J.T. Bicknell & Co. Measures 5-3/4" x 3-3/4" Blindstamped brown cloth binding with gilt title and decoration on front cover; blindstamped decoration on back cover. No title on spine. 168 pp. with 73 pp. of vintage illustrated advertisements. Foldout map of City of Roxbury (Boston), 1856: by Charles H. Poole, engraved by E.A. Teulon. Book contains many pages of advertisements in front section, along with lunar tables, calendar, a fold out map, and city directory with Last name, First name and street address location. Example: "Jackman, Moses M. contractor, h. Chestnut, near Elm" The front section claims 4,000+ names with more than 1,000 changes from the 1854 volume (two years previous). The wealth of knowledge contained in this condensed book is amazing - especially for genealogy resources. Full title: [The ROXBURY DIRECTORY, Containing THE CITY RECORD, NAMES OF THE CITIZENS, A BUSINESS DIRECTORY, and A MAP OF THE CITY; With an Almanac for 1856] A very rare and important city directory containing listings for numerous prominent Boston (Roxbury) families, including Fitzgerald's, Adams, etc. A wonderful genealogy resource for the Boston area. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine slightly chipped. Outer boards show small signs of insect damage ot back cover (three small areas) and a slight discoloration of the lower rear panel. Condition of map: foldout map is in very good condition, with no tears. Spine contains white adhesive remainder from previous owner's tape label for organizing his previous collection. Interior pages have some spots of foxing present. Background Information: Roxbury is a neighborhood within Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It was one of the first towns founded in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630, and became a city in 1846 until annexed to Boston on January 5, 1868. The original town of Roxbury once included the current Boston neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, the South End and much of Back Bay. Roxbury now generally ends at Columbus Avenue to the north and Lenox Street to the east. Listed in the City Directory: Henry H. Richardson, architect; Rev. John W. Olmstead, editor of Watchman; including 4,000+ more listings. 
Price: 499.99 USD
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The Independent, June 27, 1901. Vol LIII, No. 2743 [Quest of the Orchis], Frost, Robert [R. L. Frost]
5 Frost, Robert [R. L. Frost] The Independent, June 27, 1901. Vol LIII, No. 2743 [Quest of the Orchis]
New York The Independent 1901 1st Edition No Binding Very Good Newspaper 4to - over 9 - 12 
New York: The Independent, June 27, 1901. Vol LIII, No. 2743. Single weekly publication in original wraps (not a previously bound copy). Measures 6-3/4" x 9-5/8" tall. 59 pp. with 12 total pages of advertisements (i-iv, 1457-1516, v-xii). Cover contains full contents of title and author. (Bibliographic reference: Crane C2) This single month wraps of The INDEPENDENT is very scarce and notable for containing Robert Frost's very early third appearance in print in a national magazine, predating his first book. 'The Quest of the Orchis' was included in the June 27, 1901 issue, published as R. L. Frost, and is only his third appearance, after his 1894 inclusion of the poem 'My Butterfly: An Elegy' and a 1896 poem 'The Birds Do Thus' in the same magazine. Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant's description in Robert Frost: The Trial by Existence explains it in detail: '...Frost has often said, was one of the two most crucial experiences of a literary and poetic kind in his student life: "I happened into the old library, and found on the magazine rack a copy of the Independent, with a poem on the front page. This experience gave me my very first revelation that a publication existed, anywhere in my native land, that was a vehicle for the publication of poetry. There was even an editorial about this poem, which I read with rapt amaze. So when later I had a poem [My Butterfly], I of course sent it to the Independent.'" Overall, very good condition, with flaws noted: Light chipping at head of spine and top edge of cover. Top/fore corner rounded from mechanical damage (see picture). Creased lower front spine near lower staple location. Staples appear lightly oxidized. Otherwise internally clean and tight two-staple binding. Entire cover wraps have become unglued and disconnected from text block. Not ex-library. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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Forgotten Books of the American Nursery, Halsey, Rosalie
6 Halsey, Rosalie Forgotten Books of the American Nursery
Detroit, MI Singing Tree Press 1969 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Detroit, MI: Singing Tree Press, 1969. First Edition (reissue) of the 1911 Charles E. Goodspeed & Co. (Boston) first printing. Measures 8-3/4" x 5-3/4" wide. Yellow cloth hardcover binding with in no dust jacket. 245 pp. with index. A wonderful reference book of early children's books, with 25 reproduced illustrations from historic children's books (1750-1835). Book in very good condition with flaws noted: ex-library copy with withdrawn stamp on ffep, removed pocket on back ffep, light blind stamp visible on title page, and library mark on spine. Top corner bumped; Clean and tight with no interior writing, marks or underlining. Interior contents very clean and bright. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Modern Reader's Bible - The Books of the Bible with Three Books of the Apocrypha Presented in Modern Literary Form, Moulton, Richard G.
7 Moulton, Richard G. The Modern Reader's Bible - The Books of the Bible with Three Books of the Apocrypha Presented in Modern Literary Form
New York Macmillan 1907 5th or later Edition Hardcover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12 
New York: Macmillan, 1907. 6th printing. 1733 pp on typical thin, "bible" paper. Contains Introduction and history of the Bible, and a few hundred pages of detailed notes on each chapter at the end - an exhaustive reference of relating Old Testament to New Testament. Worn olive green cloth hardcover octavo size (measures 8" x 5-1/4" wide). Has title in bright gilt on spine and cover. Book in good condition with flaws noted: Tight binding for what I assume had heavy use. Has previous owner's name in pencil on inside cover, else no interior writing or marks. Corners bumped and rubbed; spine head and tail chipped. Back interior gutter starting to crack. Title page and endpapers creased and chipped, with one small tear (3/4"), due to light weight paper use. Not an ex-library book. Not a book club edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Hand Book Of Automobiles [1919], National Automobile Chamber of Commerce Inc.
8 National Automobile Chamber of Commerce Inc. Hand Book Of Automobiles [1919]
New York National Automobile Chamber of Commerce Incorporated 1919 Soft cover Fair Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
New York: National Automobile Chamber of Commerce Incorporated, 1919. (16th Annual Hand Book) Dark tan paper covers (softcover) in no dust jacket. Measures 5-3/8" x 7-3/4" tall. 205 pp. Full alphabetical index of all vehicles, including description of officers of the Nat'l Automobile Chamber of Commerce (2 pages). An illustrated book featuring the premier automobile companies, and their featured autos. A technical reference with listings of each vehicle, listing: colors available, cylinders, horsepower, cooling, ignition, starting system, wiring, transmission, drive, rear axle, seating capacity, as well as price (if company lists them). Each vehicle listing has one side-profile illustration of the vehicle. Index of gasoline passenger, commercial and electric vehicles. A total of 118 automobile companies listed (some overlap between passenger and commercial gasoline vehicles). A rich and extremely useful reference for early vehicle enthusiasts. Example featured companies: Studebaker, Buick, Pierce-Arrow, Chandler, Haynes, Chevrolet, Allen, Mercer, Olds, Fiat, Cadillac, Packard, etc. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Soiling and darkening to paper covers. Covers have chipped head and tail of spine. Front and back covers loose from text block. Some sections of outer spine separated (but attached) to text block. Previous owner's spine label removed, with white marking on front, spine and rear cover. Previous owner's embossed stamp present on two interior pages (front two title pages). Interior contents very clean and tight. No interior writing present. Not ex-library. 
Price: 199.99 USD
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A Hemingway Check List [Ernest Hemingway Bibliography], Samuels, Lee
9 Samuels, Lee A Hemingway Check List [Ernest Hemingway Bibliography]
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1951 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Book 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951 1st edition Tan cloth hardcover measures 9-1/4" by 6-1/8" wide. 63 numbered pages. Lee Samuels 'A Hemingway Check List" is one of the first published attempts at a complete bibliography for Ernest Hemingway items. Written during Hemingway's lifetime, he was kind enough to supply a two-page preface from the Finca in Cuba in November, 1950, describing in detail the story of Hadley Hemingway bringing all his work (up to that point in 1922) to the Gare de Lyons train station and having it stolen with a suitcase. This great reference is broken into eight sections and includes Books, Short Stories (published and not published), Poetry, Contributions to Periodicals, First Appearances in Book Form, Prefaces and Introductions, and Unclassified Works. A must for any serious Hemingway scholar or collector. In near fine condition with no marks, tears, stains, etc. Not ex-library. Lacks dust jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Building Trades Pocketbook, The International Correspondence Schools
10 The International Correspondence Schools The Building Trades Pocketbook
Scranton, PA Colliery Engineer Co 1899 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Book 24mo - over 5 - 5 
Scranton, PA: The Colliery Engineer Co, 1899. Stated First Edition, 70th Thousand, 7th Impression. Black cloth thin hardcover with gilt design on cover and title on spine. Measures 3-3/4" x 5-1/2" tall. 380 pp. with 32 pages of advertisements in the back for the International Correspondence Schools. Full title: The Building Trades Pocketbook: A Handy Manual of Reference on Building Construction Including Structural Design, Masonry, Bricklaying, Carpentry, Joinery, Roofing, Plastering, Painting, Plumbing, Lighting, Heating, and Ventilation. A very nice pocket reference with hundreds of tables, graphs, equations, illustrations, measurements, etc. Overall, fair condition, with flaws noted: Cover shows small signs of worm damage -1" x 1/2" area. Front and back inner gutters cracked; endpaper and title page detached and laid in. Corners and edges rubbed; head and tail of spine rubbed. Interior contents clean and tight. Not ex-library. 
Price: 21.00 USD
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