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  • 1958 I. M. PEI & ASSOCIATES, ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS - Plans for Redevelopment of SOCIETY HILL, PHILADELPHIA
    I. M. PEI & ASSOCIATES, ARCHITECTS

    SOCIETY HILL, PHILADELPHIA: A Plan for REDEVELOPMENT, Section A, WASHINGTON SQUARE EAST Urban Renewal Area, Unit No. 1.

    By I.M. PEI & ASSOCIATES, ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS, for the Webb & Knapp urban renewal project. Published by I. M. PEI & ASSOCIATES circa 1958.

    I.M. PEI started his firm, I.M. Pei & Associates in 1955, making this a very early project in the life of his firm.

    Booklet, paper covers, metal spiral binding,9.25x9.25 inches, 21 pages, illustrated with architectural renderings, plans, and sketches.

    VERY GOOD condition, one leaf has a creased bottom corner, there is slight wear to the cover spiral holes, overall sharp, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, very presentable copy.

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    SOCIETY HILL, PHILADELPHIA: A Plan for REDEVELOPMENT, Section A, WASHINGTON SQUARE EAST Urban Renewal Area, Unit No. 1.

    By I.M. PEI & ASSOCIATES, ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS, for the Webb & Knapp urban renewal project. Published by I. M. PEI & ASSOCIATES circa 1958.

    I.M. PEI started his firm, I.M. Pei & Associates in 1955, making this a very early project in the life of his firm.

    Booklet, paper covers, metal spiral binding,9.25x9.25 inches, 21 pages, illustrated with architectural renderings, plans, and sketches.

    VERY GOOD condition, one leaf has a creased bottom corner, there is slight wear to the cover spiral holes, overall sharp, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, very presentable copy.

    A Rare, Early and Historic I. M. PEI & ASSOCIATES architecture / urban-renewal document.

    About I.M PEI (from Wikipedia):

    ******Ieoh Ming Pei, b.1917 d.2019, was a Chinese-American architect raised in Shanghai. In 1935, he moved to the United States and enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania's architecture school, but he quickly transferred to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was unhappy with the focus at both schools on Beaux-Arts architecture, and spent his free time researching emerging architects, especially Le Corbusier. After graduating, he joined the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and became a friend of the Bauhaus architects Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. In 1948, Pei was recruited by New York City real estate magnate William Zeckendorf, for whom he worked for seven years before ESTABLISHING AN INDEPENDENT DESIGN FIRM IN 1955, I. M. PEI & ASSOCIATES. In 1966 that became I. M. Pei & Partners, and in 1989 became Pei Cobb Freed & Partners.******

    About SOCIETY HILL and its Redevelopment (from Wikipedia):

    ******Society Hill is a historic neighborhood in Center City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Settled in the early 1680s, Society Hill is one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in Philadelphia. After urban decay developed between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, an URBAN RENEWAL PROGRAM BEGAN IN THE 1950s, restoring the area and its many historic buildings. Society Hill has since become one of the most expensive neighborhoods with the highest average income and second highest real estate values in Philadelphia. Society Hill's historic colonial architecture, along with planning and restoration efforts, led the American Planning Association to designate it, in 2008, as one of the great American neighborhoods and a good example of sustainable urban living.

    History of the Redevelopment: In 1957, Edmund Bacon, the executive director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, awarded real estate developer Webb and Knapp the competition for the redevelopment of Society Hill. Webb and Knapp used architect I. M. Pei and his team to plan and design three 31-story Society Hill Towers and many low rise townhouses...A sustainable mix of modern cubist design, abundant green spaces, and traditional townhouses, was central to Pei's vision. Pei's towers and townhouses project was completed in 1964, and the entire plan was completed in 1977.******

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  • 35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS Illustrated with 35 PHOTOGRAPHIC COLOR PLATES Bromer Booksellers Catalog 1987 by Anne and David Bromer 35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS Illustrated with 35 PHOTOGRAPHIC COLOR PLATES Bromer Booksellers Catalog 1987
    Anne and David Bromer

    35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS, by Anne and David Bromer. Published by Bromer Booksellers (owned by Anne and David Bromer), Boston, 1987. First Edition. Printed by the Nimrod Press. Booklet / Catalog, chocolate covered wrappers, small format 4.5x4.5 inches, 74 unnumbered pages. Comes in a clear plastic snap shut case, as issued. ILLUSTRATED with 35 PHOTOGRAPHS of MINIATURE BOOKS in FINE BINDINGS, each photograph on its own page, with FACING pages of DESCRIPTIVE TEXT. This illustrated booklet was created as a catalogue for Bromer Booksellers. It offered these 35 miniature books with designer bindings en bloc. The Introduction states that the collection was sold prior to the publication of the catalogue. FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in…

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    35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS, by Anne and David Bromer. Published by Bromer Booksellers (owned by Anne and David Bromer), Boston, 1987. First Edition. Printed by the Nimrod Press. Booklet / Catalog, chocolate covered wrappers, small format 4.5x4.5 inches, 74 unnumbered pages. Comes in a clear plastic snap shut case, as issued. ILLUSTRATED with 35 PHOTOGRAPHS of MINIATURE BOOKS in FINE BINDINGS, each photograph on its own page, with FACING pages of DESCRIPTIVE TEXT. This illustrated booklet was created as a catalogue for Bromer Booksellers. It offered these 35 miniature books with designer bindings en bloc. The Introduction states that the collection was sold prior to the publication of the catalogue. FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a like plastic case. A lovely little look at a gathering of lovely little books offered in 1987 by Bromer Booksellers of Boston.

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  • JUDAH LOEW BEN BEZALEL 1525-1609 JEWISH MYSTIC, KABBALAH SCHOLAR Deluxe Illustrated Book of the Exhibition RARE by Alexandr Putik, editor and curator of the exhibition JUDAH LOEW BEN BEZALEL 1525-1609 JEWISH MYSTIC, KABBALAH SCHOLAR Deluxe Illustrated Book of the Exhibition RARE
    Alexandr Putik, editor and curator of the exhibition

    PATH OF LIFE : RABBI JUDAH LOEW BEN BEZALEL 1525-1609. Large, beautifully produced, fully illustrated CATALOGUE for the Exhibition of the same name that took place at the PRAGUE CASTLE, Czech Republic, in 2009. The exhibition was conceived by Alexandr Putik, who also edited this deluxe catalog. English edition, translated from the Czech.

    Contains numerous essays on Rabbi Judah Loew Ben Bezalel by Jewish scholars.

    Hardcover Book, no dustjacket as issued, 9x11.5 inches (22x29 cm), 520 pages. ILLUSTRATED with hundreds of color and b&w photographs.

    Published by Jewish Museum in Prague / Academia, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009.

    FINE condition, looks and feels unread, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A lovely copy.

    From the Publisher:

    ******The 7th of September…

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    PATH OF LIFE : RABBI JUDAH LOEW BEN BEZALEL 1525-1609. Large, beautifully produced, fully illustrated CATALOGUE for the Exhibition of the same name that took place at the PRAGUE CASTLE, Czech Republic, in 2009. The exhibition was conceived by Alexandr Putik, who also edited this deluxe catalog. English edition, translated from the Czech.

    Contains numerous essays on Rabbi Judah Loew Ben Bezalel by Jewish scholars.

    Hardcover Book, no dustjacket as issued, 9x11.5 inches (22x29 cm), 520 pages. ILLUSTRATED with hundreds of color and b&w photographs.

    Published by Jewish Museum in Prague / Academia, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009.

    FINE condition, looks and feels unread, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A lovely copy.

    From the Publisher:

    ******The 7th of September 2009 was the 400th anniversary of the death of Judah Loew ben Bezalel, known both as the Maharal and Rabbi Loew. This exquisite book was published by the Jewish Museum in Prague and the Academia Publishing House for a prestigious exhibition of the same name at Prague Castle. It features a substantial selection of the exhibited items from the museum's collections and from numerous other Czech and foreign cultural institutions. However, it is more than a mere catalogue for the exhibition, as it PROVIDES INSIGHTS into the AUTHENTIC LEGACY of the MAHARAL, WHICH FOR THE MOST PART HAS UNTIL NOW REMAINED CONCEALED.

    About Judah Loew ben Bezalel (from Wikipedia):

    ******Judah Loew ben Bezalel, born ca.1512-1526 d.1609, also called Rabbi Loew (aka Löw, Loewe, Löwe or Levai), widely known to scholars of Judaism as the Maharal of Prague or simply The Maharal, was an important Talmudic scholar, Jewish mystic, and philosopher who, for most of his life, served as the leading rabbi in the cities of Mikulov in Moravia and Prague in Bohemia.

    Within the world of Torah and Talmudic scholarship, Loew is known for his works on Jewish philosophy and Jewish mysticism and his work Gur Aryeh al HaTorah, a supercommentary on Rashi's Torah commentary. He is also the subject of a 19th century legend that he created the Golem of Prague, an animate being fashioned from clay.

    Maharal's numerous philosophical works have become cornerstones of Jewish thought. His writings tried to make the ideas of the Kabbalah (which he held to be the most deeply true of all the Torah) understandable to the average educated reader, by presenting them in a rigorously philosophical form, couched in terms accessible to the public. He felt that only the greatest of Torah scholars are able to perceive the full intent of the Kabbalistic works in their complex entirety, but much could be comprehended by the general reader if presented in a rational and philosophic form. His main kabbalistic influences appear to have been the Zohar, Sefer Yetzirah, and traditions of the Chassidei Ashkenaz.

    Miharal was in favor of scientific research, but believed the Talmudic, Midrashic, and Aggadic teachings refer to matters far beyond the sphere of natural science.

    The Maharal is the subject of the legend about the creation of a golem, a creature made out of clay to defend the Jews of the Prague Ghetto from antisemitic attacks. He is said to have used mystical powers based on esoteric knowledge of how God created Adam.

    Rabbi Loew is buried at the Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague in Josefov, where his grave and tombstone can still be visited.******

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  • URBAN ATLAS : 20 AMERICAN CITIES w/ 64 Fold-Open Color MAPS Rare FOLIO by Renowned ARCHITECTS by Joseph R. Passonneau and Richard Saul Wurman URBAN ATLAS : 20 AMERICAN CITIES w/ 64 Fold-Open Color MAPS Rare FOLIO by Renowned ARCHITECTS
    Joseph R. Passonneau and Richard Saul Wurman

    URBAN ATLAS : 20 AMERICAN CITIES - A Communication Study Notating Selected Urban Data at a Sale of 1:48,000. By Joseph R. Passonneau and Richard Saul Wurman.

    Published by the M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966. First edition. Limited to only 3200 copies.

    Large format folio with screwpost binding, 18x20 inches, 64 folding maps in b&w and color that fold-open to 17.5x36 inches. There are also 10 pages of Introductory text, including a history of the project, and technical details regarding the making of the maps for this work.

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers are solid and sharp cornered, with just a few rubs; internally, the front blank endpaper and the first leaf have a couple vertical creases where the…

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    URBAN ATLAS : 20 AMERICAN CITIES - A Communication Study Notating Selected Urban Data at a Sale of 1:48,000. By Joseph R. Passonneau and Richard Saul Wurman.

    Published by the M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966. First edition. Limited to only 3200 copies.

    Large format folio with screwpost binding, 18x20 inches, 64 folding maps in b&w and color that fold-open to 17.5x36 inches. There are also 10 pages of Introductory text, including a history of the project, and technical details regarding the making of the maps for this work.

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers are solid and sharp cornered, with just a few rubs; internally, the front blank endpaper and the first leaf have a couple vertical creases where the cover closed on them incorrectly, otherwise all the pages and all the maps are in Fine condition, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, very presentable copy.

    The cities covered in this project are: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Saint Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C.

    An important work for anyone interested in City Planning, Urban Studies, Maps, or Map Making.

    RARE. As of this writing there are NO copies available for sale. WorldCat lists

    About RICHARD SAUL WURMAN (from Wikipedia):

    ******Richard Saul Wurman, b. 1935, is an American architect and graphic designer. Wurman has written, designed, and published 90 books, and created the TED conference, as well as the EG conference, TEDMED, and the WWW suite of gatherings.

    Wurman received both his B.Arch. and M.Arch. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in 1959 with the highest honors. He has been awarded several honorary doctorates, Graham Fellowships, a Guggenheim and numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Wurman has also been awarded the Annual Gold Medal from Trinity College, Dublin, a Gold Medal from AIGA and received the Boston Science Museum's 50th Annual Bradford Washburn Award in October, 2014. He is also a Fellow of the AIA and in the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame.

    Wurman created and chaired several conferences: TED from 1984 through 2003, TEDMED from 1995 through 2010, and the WWW conference. He continues to work with Esri and RadicalMedia on his comparative cartographic initiative for mapping urban settings, 19.20.21, which will culminate in the creation of a network of live Urban Observatories around the world.******

    About JOSEPH R. PASSONNEAU (from the Washington Post online obituary):

    ******Joseph R. Passonneau , b.1921 d. 2011, was an architect, engineer, author and map maker extraordinaire.

    Passonneau obtained simultaneous Masters degrees in Architecture and Engineering from Harvard and MIT. He taught at both Harvard and Princeton, and was the Dean of the School of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis from 1957 to 1967.

    His firm, Joseph R. Passonneau & Partners completed some of the most difficult transportation projects in the United States, including the Glenwood Canyon stretch of Interstate 40 in Colorado which solved a heated environmental and political dispute, and which is lauded as both a work of lyric beauty and a feat of civil engineering. He received many awards, including a Presidential citation.******

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  • 1880 LIFE AT THE SEA SHORE: NEW ENGLAND SEASHORE RESORT VACATIONS First Edition **SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Author's Son** by William C. Ulyat 1880 LIFE AT THE SEA SHORE: NEW ENGLAND SEASHORE RESORT VACATIONS First Edition **SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Author's Son**
    William C. Ulyat

    LIFE AT THE SEA SHORE. Where to Go, How to Get There, and How to Enjoy. Public Resorts on the New England, New York and New Jersey Coasts...by William C. Ulyat.

    Published by McGinness and Runyan, Princeton, New Jersey, 1880. First Edition.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper by the son of the author, William Leigh Ulyat: "To my friend / Donald Rice / With the compliments of the author's son / Bill Ulyat / January 10, 1951".

    Hardcovers, red cloth covered boards with gilt titling and black and gilt designs on the front cover and spine, 5x7.5 inches, 168 pages. Illustrated with 12 b&w in-text drawings.

    Pasted onto the inside front cover is a…

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    LIFE AT THE SEA SHORE. Where to Go, How to Get There, and How to Enjoy. Public Resorts on the New England, New York and New Jersey Coasts...by William C. Ulyat.

    Published by McGinness and Runyan, Princeton, New Jersey, 1880. First Edition.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper by the son of the author, William Leigh Ulyat: "To my friend / Donald Rice / With the compliments of the author's son / Bill Ulyat / January 10, 1951".

    Hardcovers, red cloth covered boards with gilt titling and black and gilt designs on the front cover and spine, 5x7.5 inches, 168 pages. Illustrated with 12 b&w in-text drawings.

    Pasted onto the inside front cover is a typescript of a brief article about the book, with the following annotation at the bottom: "70 years after publication (i.e. in 1950) the N.J. Bell Telephone Co. sent out the above with their monthly statements."

    GOOD condition, the covers have a bit of corner tip and spine end wear, the spine gilt and designs have faded, otherwise the covers are solid and attractive, and the gilt on the front cover remains amazingly bright and sharp; internally, the rear inner hinge has cracked but is holding well, there is an article pasted on the inside front cover as noted above, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    Ah the New Jersey seashore in 1880. No beach pollution warning signs to be seen. Lovely beachside accommodations for $14 a week. Sigh.

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  • REFERENCE GUIDE to MINIATURE MAKERS MARKS Artisans of Tiny Furniture, Rugs, Clocks, Doll Houses, etc. by Lee S. Frank and Alice Hanaw Frank REFERENCE GUIDE to MINIATURE MAKERS MARKS Artisans of Tiny Furniture, Rugs, Clocks, Doll Houses, etc.
    Lee S. Frank and Alice Hanaw Frank

    A REFERENCE GUIDE TO MINIATURE MAKERS MARKS, by Lee S. Frank and Alice Hanaw Frank.

    Self Published, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1996.

    An identification guide to the makers of miniature furniture, houses, clocks, rugs, accessories, etc. Anything tiny that makes a tiny home lovely.

    From the Introduction: "When we began to inventory our miniature collection a few years ago, we realized one of the most important parts of that record was to know who made the miniature pieces we purchased. We decided to write a booklet that would benefit all of those who had a love for miniatures. As we began our research, the list of artisan names mushroomed until our original concept became a full scale book...Our ultimate goal is to…

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    A REFERENCE GUIDE TO MINIATURE MAKERS MARKS, by Lee S. Frank and Alice Hanaw Frank.

    Self Published, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1996.

    An identification guide to the makers of miniature furniture, houses, clocks, rugs, accessories, etc. Anything tiny that makes a tiny home lovely.

    From the Introduction: "When we began to inventory our miniature collection a few years ago, we realized one of the most important parts of that record was to know who made the miniature pieces we purchased. We decided to write a booklet that would benefit all of those who had a love for miniatures. As we began our research, the list of artisan names mushroomed until our original concept became a full scale book...Our ultimate goal is to produce a reference guide that is as comprehensive as possible for posterity. It is our intent that this reference guide book not only add value to miniatures, but aid in recognizing a popular hobby as the art form it so richly deserves."

    The Miniature Makers are arranged alphabetically, with each artisan presented under the following headings: Name (i.e. Artisan), Business Name, Identification Marks (i.e. what the artisan's identifying marks are and where to find them), Category (i.e. what they make), Honors, Recognition, Biography.

    Hardcovers, dark blue cloth covered boards, gilt titling on the front cover and spine, 8.5x11 inches, 543 pages.

    NEAR FINE condition, a touch of shelf rubbing, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, nice, very presentable copy.

    An essential reference for anyone who loves miniatures.

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  • THE TAROT OF LEONORA CARRINGTON - OCCULT SURREALISM ART MONOGRAPH New in Shrinkwrap 2021 by Susan Aberth, et al THE TAROT OF LEONORA CARRINGTON - OCCULT SURREALISM ART MONOGRAPH New in Shrinkwrap 2021
    Susan Aberth, et al

    THE TAROT OF LEONORA CARRINGTON, by Leonora Carrington, Susan Aberth, Tere Arcq, Gabriel Weisz Carrington.

    Published by FULGUR PRESS January 2021. ISBN 10: 1527258696 ISBN 13: 9781527258693.

    Hardcover Book, 9.5x12 inches, 120 pages, no dustjacket as issued.

    ILLUSTRATED with reproductions of Carrington's surrealistic TAROT art.

    NEW, unopened in original shrinkwrap. (Photos are from a personal copy.)

    About LEONORA CARRINGTON and her book on TAROT (from the Publisher):

    ******The British born artist Leonora Carrington is one of the more fascinating figures to emerge from the Surrealist movement. As both a writer and painter, she was championed early by André Breton and joined the exiled Surrealists in New York, before settling in Mexico in 1943. The magical themes of Carrington's otherworldly…

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    THE TAROT OF LEONORA CARRINGTON, by Leonora Carrington, Susan Aberth, Tere Arcq, Gabriel Weisz Carrington.

    Published by FULGUR PRESS January 2021. ISBN 10: 1527258696 ISBN 13: 9781527258693.

    Hardcover Book, 9.5x12 inches, 120 pages, no dustjacket as issued.

    ILLUSTRATED with reproductions of Carrington's surrealistic TAROT art.

    NEW, unopened in original shrinkwrap. (Photos are from a personal copy.)

    About LEONORA CARRINGTON and her book on TAROT (from the Publisher):

    ******The British born artist Leonora Carrington is one of the more fascinating figures to emerge from the Surrealist movement. As both a writer and painter, she was championed early by André Breton and joined the exiled Surrealists in New York, before settling in Mexico in 1943. The magical themes of Carrington's otherworldly paintings are well known, but the recent discovery of a suite of tarot designs she created for the Major Arcana was a revelation for scholars and fans of Carrington alike. Drawing inspiration from the Tarot of Marseille and the popular Waite-Smith deck, Carrington brings her own approach and style to this timeless subject, creating a series of iconic images. Executed on thick board, brightly colored and squarish in format, Carrington's Major Arcana shines with gold and silver leaf, exploring tarot themes through what Gabriel Weisz Carrington describes as a "surrealist object." This tantalizing discovery, made by the curator Tere Arcq and scholar Susan Aberth, has placed greater emphasis upon the role of the tarot in Carrington's creative life and has led to fresh research in this area.

    The Tarot of Leonora Carrington is the first book dedicated to this important aspect of the artist's work. It includes a full size facsimile of her newly discovered Major Arcana; an introduction from her son, Gabriel Weisz Carrington; and a richly illustrated essay from Tere Arcq and Susan Aberth that offers new insights - exploring the significance of tarot imagery within Carrington's wider work, her many inspirations and mysterious occult sources.******

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  • 1878 DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE of SWISS COINS in the SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM First Edition by Reginald Stuart Poole 1878 DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE of SWISS COINS in the SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM First Edition
    Reginald Stuart Poole

    A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE of the SWISS COINS in the SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM; Bequeathed by the Reverend Chauncy Hare Townshend, with Introductory and Historical Notices by REGINALD STUART POOLE, Keeper of Coins and Medals, British Museum.

    LONDON: George R. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1878. First Edition.

    Hardcovers, morocco leather spine and pebbled cloth covered boards, spine titled and lined in gilt, 6x10 inches. Pagination: xix, 671 pages.

    GOOD condition, the spine leather is rubbed and the cover corners are lightly bumped, otherwise the covers are sturdy and attractive; internally, the pages are toned at the margins, as normal, otherwise they are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, nice, presentable copy.

    This descriptive (i.e. no illustrations) catalogue is an…

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    A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE of the SWISS COINS in the SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM; Bequeathed by the Reverend Chauncy Hare Townshend, with Introductory and Historical Notices by REGINALD STUART POOLE, Keeper of Coins and Medals, British Museum.

    LONDON: George R. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1878. First Edition.

    Hardcovers, morocco leather spine and pebbled cloth covered boards, spine titled and lined in gilt, 6x10 inches. Pagination: xix, 671 pages.

    GOOD condition, the spine leather is rubbed and the cover corners are lightly bumped, otherwise the covers are sturdy and attractive; internally, the pages are toned at the margins, as normal, otherwise they are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, nice, presentable copy.

    This descriptive (i.e. no illustrations) catalogue is an essential reference for anyone interested in rare Swiss coins.

    The 1878 First Edition is hard to find, especially with a solid binding. (Beware of copies listed as 1878 editions that are published by Kessinger or other well known print on demand companies.)

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  • 1873 THREE JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED WOODBLOCK PRINTED BOOKS on SILK PRODUCTION / SERICULTURE by Sakai Yoshitane 1873 THREE JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED WOODBLOCK PRINTED BOOKS on SILK PRODUCTION / SERICULTURE
    Sakai Yoshitane

    Yosan Jijitsu - THREE JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED WOODBLOCK PRINTED VOLUMES on SERICULTURE / SILK PRODUCTION in a custom-made Folding Case. By Sakai Yoshitane.

    [Osaka, Japan], Toshundo, Meiji 6 [1873].

    Three volumes, yellow paper covers, printed on double-leaves, stab-stich binding, 6x8.75 inches (15x22 cm). All three volumes held together in a blue cloth covered folding case.

    Illustrated with 31 full-page woodblock prints, 3 in color (10 b&w illustrations in each of two volumes, 3 color and 8 b&w illustrations in one volume). The illustrations depict the cultivation of silkworms and production of silk. TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    GOOD Condition: The wrappers are soiled and have signs of handling and general wear but are well bound and doing their job well; there are…

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    Yosan Jijitsu - THREE JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED WOODBLOCK PRINTED VOLUMES on SERICULTURE / SILK PRODUCTION in a custom-made Folding Case. By Sakai Yoshitane.

    [Osaka, Japan], Toshundo, Meiji 6 [1873].

    Three volumes, yellow paper covers, printed on double-leaves, stab-stich binding, 6x8.75 inches (15x22 cm). All three volumes held together in a blue cloth covered folding case.

    Illustrated with 31 full-page woodblock prints, 3 in color (10 b&w illustrations in each of two volumes, 3 color and 8 b&w illustrations in one volume). The illustrations depict the cultivation of silkworms and production of silk. TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    GOOD Condition: The wrappers are soiled and have signs of handling and general wear but are well bound and doing their job well; there are ink smears on two of the color woodblock illustrations (perhaps a printer's error); otherwise the pages and illustrations are bright, clean and clear throughout.

    RARE. WorldCat only lists three copies, at Cornell University Library, National Diet Library (National Library of Japan, Tokyo), and University of Melbourne Library (Australia).

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  • 1960 ARCHIVE related to a Book PRINTED BY LAWTON KENNEDY, PRINTER for the HOHFELD FAMILY of SAN FRANCISCO with TWO HAND-DRAWN HAND-ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, Letters, and Ephemera by Lillian Devendorf Hohfeld, Jane Hohfeld Galante 1960 ARCHIVE related to a Book PRINTED BY LAWTON KENNEDY, PRINTER for the HOHFELD FAMILY of SAN FRANCISCO with TWO HAND-DRAWN HAND-ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, Letters, and Ephemera
    Lillian Devendorf Hohfeld, Jane Hohfeld Galante

    Archive Related to a Privately Published Book that was designed and printed by San Francisco Fine Printer Lawton Kennedy titled THE SINGINGS AND SAYINGS OF PATTY JANE - Two to Six Years Old.

    The printing of the book was privately commissioned by the HOHFELD FAMILY, a prominent San Francisco family, and was published by the Hohfelds as a gift to be sent to family and friends. It consists of a collection of sayings, songs and poetry uttered by Jane Hohfeld Galante, as a child in San Francisco in the late 1920s and early 1930s, collected by her mother. Jane went on to become a leading Bay Area chamber musician and philanthropist. The book itself was printed by Lawton Kennedy in…

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    Archive Related to a Privately Published Book that was designed and printed by San Francisco Fine Printer Lawton Kennedy titled THE SINGINGS AND SAYINGS OF PATTY JANE - Two to Six Years Old.

    The printing of the book was privately commissioned by the HOHFELD FAMILY, a prominent San Francisco family, and was published by the Hohfelds as a gift to be sent to family and friends. It consists of a collection of sayings, songs and poetry uttered by Jane Hohfeld Galante, as a child in San Francisco in the late 1920s and early 1930s, collected by her mother. Jane went on to become a leading Bay Area chamber musician and philanthropist. The book itself was printed by Lawton Kennedy in a very limited number and is quite scarce.

    This small archive contains the book, letters and ephemera related to the book, and a pair of illustrated manuscript books upon which the printed book was based. Includes:

    1) The Singings and Sayings of Patty Jane Two to Six Years Old. Said and Sung by Jane Hohfeld Galante, Written Down By Her Mother Lillian Devendorf Hohfeld. Drawn and Hand Colored by Alice Wilkins Neilson.

    Designed and Printed by [Lawton Kennedy], San Francisco, 1960.

    Hardcovers, plain cloth covered boards, 6.5x10 inches, 49 unnumbered pages.

    GOOD condition: Offsetting and a couple small damp stains to covers, fraying to cloth along edges.

    2) Two HAND DRAWN and HAND COLORED manuscript books by Alice Wilkins Neilson, pairing sayings by a young Jane Hohfeld with original drawings. These appear to have been the manuscripts that formed the basis of Lawton Kennedy's published book.

    "Patty Jane Hohfeld Age Three Years" and "Patty Jane Hohfeld Age Four Years." [San Francisco]: Circa 1960. 8vos, 20pp and 26pp, string bound.

    GOOD condition: Small tears along spine, toning and creasing to wrappers. UNIQUE and QUITE LOVELY.

    3) Eight handwritten letters addressed to Jane and her mother in the early 1960s, from friends who had received the book, congratulating the authors and praising the book. These Include:

    A SIGNED handwritten note from Mr. and Mrs. LAWTON KENNEDY on their personal notecard, enclosing a small hand drawn music score which was published as a drawing in the book.

    A SIGNED handwritten letter from ALBERT ELKUS, a well known Bay Area composer and pianist.

    A SIGNED handwritten two page letter from CONRAD BECK, a Swiss composer. The letter is written in French.

    A letter with a drawing from Ruth Tooze, an author; a letter from Mrs. Leonard Bacon, widow of the Pulitzer Prize winning poet from Rhode Island, and more.

    The letters are in generally GOOD condition, some creases and bends, but all are clear, clean and fully legible

    4) A handwritten list of 65 friends to whom the book was sent, on Jane Hohfeld's personal stationery

    5) A photograph of Jane, several pages of poems, (some by Jane), a get well soon card, and two articles from a magazine on the work of Lawton Kennedy.

    RARE small archive relating to Lawton Kennedy, the Hohfeld Family, and Jane Hohfeld Galante. Especially interesting with the TWO LOVELY ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT BOOKS and the SIGNED HANDWRITTEN LETTERS from Composers.

    About LAWTON KENNEDY (from the Online of California website):

    ******Lawton Kennedy, b.1900 d.1980, developed an interest in printing at an early age. He started working full time as a teenager and soon became recognized as an exceptional pressman. He worked for several well known Bay Area printers including John Henry Nash, Johnck & Seeger, Jane Grabhorn's Colt Press and Albert Sperisen's Black Vine Press. For about seven years, he and Alfred operated Westgate Press in Oakland. In 1952, he moved to San Francisco and established Lawton Kennedy, Printer. Over the years, he printed many books and a wide variety of ephemeral material.******

    You can read about Jane Hohfeld Galante at various places on the Internet, and about the composers Conrad Beck and Albert Elkus on Wikipedia.

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  • The Press in Tuscany Alley Announces THE EPHEMERA OF ADRIAN WILSON / a Prospectus with sample leaves by Joyce Lancaster Wilson, Joyce Lancaster Wilson The Press in Tuscany Alley Announces THE EPHEMERA OF ADRIAN WILSON / a Prospectus with sample leaves
    Joyce Lancaster Wilson, Joyce Lancaster Wilson

    The Press In Tuscany Alley Announces / (i.e. Prospectus For) THE EPHEMERA OF ADRIAN WILSON: An Annotated List 1944-1988, by James Linden with Commentary by Joyce Lancaster Wilson. Published by The Press In Tuscany Alley, San Francisco, 1994..

    A beautifully produced Announcement / Prospectus.

    Folder / Paper Covers, 9x12 inches, string-bound with 8 pages plus 2 folded sample leaves (pages 129/130 and 107/108) laid into a flap on the inside rear cover. Comes with its original mailing envelope.

    Illustrated with a frontispiece tipped-in photograph of the gate entrance to the Press In Tuscany Alley, plus some printed illustrations.

    The Prospectus is in FINE condition. The mailing envelope is in GOOD condition with some corner and flap wear, and a couple…

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    The Press In Tuscany Alley Announces / (i.e. Prospectus For) THE EPHEMERA OF ADRIAN WILSON: An Annotated List 1944-1988, by James Linden with Commentary by Joyce Lancaster Wilson. Published by The Press In Tuscany Alley, San Francisco, 1994..

    A beautifully produced Announcement / Prospectus.

    Folder / Paper Covers, 9x12 inches, string-bound with 8 pages plus 2 folded sample leaves (pages 129/130 and 107/108) laid into a flap on the inside rear cover. Comes with its original mailing envelope.

    Illustrated with a frontispiece tipped-in photograph of the gate entrance to the Press In Tuscany Alley, plus some printed illustrations.

    The Prospectus is in FINE condition. The mailing envelope is in GOOD condition with some corner and flap wear, and a couple small scrapes; the envelope has NOT been used for mailing.

    About ADRIAN WILSON (from a 1988 NY Times Obituary):

    ******Adrian Wilson, a book designer and scholar who was considered one of America's leading fine printers, died Wednesday in San Francisco. He was 64 years old.

    Working out of a small San Francisco studio known as '"The Press at Tuscany Valley," Mr. Wilson designed and printed scores of books. His many volumes, while little known to the general public, are famous among print connoisseurs, and many are collectors' items.

    In 1983, Mr. Wilson won a MacArthur Fellowship.

    He is survived by his wife and by his daughter, Melissa Wilson Marshall, of San Francisco.******

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  • YOSHIO TANIGUCHI Architect NINE MUSEUMS **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** Important ASSOCIATION COPY Inscribed to AGNES GUND President Emirita of the MUSEUM OF MODERN ART by Yoshio Taniguchi / Terence Riley YOSHIO TANIGUCHI Architect NINE MUSEUMS **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** Important ASSOCIATION COPY Inscribed to AGNES GUND President Emirita of the MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
    Yoshio Taniguchi / Terence Riley

    YOSHIO TANIGUCHI - NINE MUSEUMS. Published by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2004. First edition. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 20, 2004 - January 31, 2005...The exhibition is supported by AGNES GUND and DANIEL SHAPIRO.

    IMPORTANT SIGNED & INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY.

    SIGNED and WARMLY INSCRIBED by YOSHIO TANIGUCHI to DANIEL (Daniel Shapiro) & AGGIE (Agnes Gund) on the half-title page:

    "For Daniel & Aggie / With gratitude for all you have done and for your friendship. / Yoshio Taniguchi / Nov. 17, 2004". Taniguchi inscribed, signed and dated the book in black felt tip pen. He also added, in blue ink,…

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    YOSHIO TANIGUCHI - NINE MUSEUMS. Published by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2004. First edition. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 20, 2004 - January 31, 2005...The exhibition is supported by AGNES GUND and DANIEL SHAPIRO.

    IMPORTANT SIGNED & INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY.

    SIGNED and WARMLY INSCRIBED by YOSHIO TANIGUCHI to DANIEL (Daniel Shapiro) & AGGIE (Agnes Gund) on the half-title page:

    "For Daniel & Aggie / With gratitude for all you have done and for your friendship. / Yoshio Taniguchi / Nov. 17, 2004". Taniguchi inscribed, signed and dated the book in black felt tip pen. He also added, in blue ink, his printed (therefore legible) name in English and in Japanese characters.

    AGNES GUND, b.1938, is a renowned ARTS PATRON, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART PRESIDENT EMERITA, and PROGRESSIVE PHILANTHROPIST. Her second husband was Daniel Shapiro. Agnes Gund was a member of the selection committee that chose YOSHIO TANIGUCHI to be the architect to redesign the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 10x10 inches (25x25 cm), 212 pages with 239 illustrations, 140 in color. The book covers the eight Japanese museums Taniguchi designed, and his redesign of New York's Museum of Modern Art..

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, just lightly used, tight, bright, clean and clear; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has some shelf rubbing. A solid, lovely copy.

    RARE and UNIQUE with the ASSOCIATION to AGNES GUND and THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART.

    More about AGNES GUND (from Wikipedia):

    ******Gund joined MoMA's International Council in 1967; she then joined the Board of Trustees in 1976 and served as its President from 1991 until 2002. She serves on the boards of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies, and the Morgan Library and Museum.

    A civic leader and staunch supporter of education, women's issues and environmental concerns, among other causes, Gund is the former Chair of the Mayor's Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission of New York City, a former member of the New York State Council on the Arts, and has served on the boards of such wide ranging organizations as the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Barnes Foundation, Chess in the Schools, the Frick Collection, the Foundation for Contemporary Art, the Fund for Public Schools, the J. Paul Getty Trust, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

    In 1997, Gund received the National Medal of Arts from President Bill Clinton, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government. In 1998, Gund received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement. In 2011, Gund was nominated by President Barack Obama as a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Council on the Arts. In 2016, she was elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Arts. In 2018, she was awarded the J. Paul Getty Medal.

    On February 14, 2020, Gund was presented with the first ever "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award" in honor of Justice Ginsburg's exemplary career and life.******

    In 2018 the New York Times wrote a long, glowing article about Agnes Gund titled: "Is Agnes Gund the Last Good Rich Person?" The article can be found online, well worth reading.

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  • LACES from the PRAGUE JEWISH MUSEUM Synagogue Textiles, Shpanyer Arbet, Wedding Covers, Lace Clothing by Dana Veselska LACES from the PRAGUE JEWISH MUSEUM Synagogue Textiles, Shpanyer Arbet, Wedding Covers, Lace Clothing
    Dana Veselska

    LACES FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM IN PRAGUE / Krajky ze sbírek Zidovskeho muzea v Praze. Text by Dana Veselska.

    Published by the Jewish Museum in Prague, 2004. ISBN: 8085608863. TEXT in ENGLISH and CZECH.

    Contents include: Laces on Synagogue Textiles, Lace in Large Compositions, Lace as Material for Iconographic Motifs, Wedding Covers, Shpanyer Arbet, Lace and Clothing.

    ILLUSTRATED with color photographs and detailed b&w drawings.

    Softcovers, 8.5x8 inches (22x21 cm) oblong, 115pages.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A lovely copy.

    From the Publisher:

    ******This exhibition catalogue is the result of a two year research project by the Jewish Museum in Prague. Showcasing 70 items, it features the most important examples of predominantly metal…

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    LACES FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM IN PRAGUE / Krajky ze sbírek Zidovskeho muzea v Praze. Text by Dana Veselska.

    Published by the Jewish Museum in Prague, 2004. ISBN: 8085608863. TEXT in ENGLISH and CZECH.

    Contents include: Laces on Synagogue Textiles, Lace in Large Compositions, Lace as Material for Iconographic Motifs, Wedding Covers, Shpanyer Arbet, Lace and Clothing.

    ILLUSTRATED with color photographs and detailed b&w drawings.

    Softcovers, 8.5x8 inches (22x21 cm) oblong, 115pages.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A lovely copy.

    From the Publisher:

    ******This exhibition catalogue is the result of a two year research project by the Jewish Museum in Prague. Showcasing 70 items, it features the most important examples of predominantly metal thread laces in the museum's collections.

    It is divided into three sections: Lace on Synagogue Textiles, Shpanyer Arbet, Wedding Covers and Garments. As well as detailed full colour photographs, the catalogue also contains a number of patterns and designs of vintage laces dating from the 17th-19th centuries.******

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  • 1837 En'o Gafu / MARUYAMA OKYO - SET of TWO JAPANESE PICTURE BOOKS ILLUSTRATED with WOODBLOCK PRINTS by Yamaguchi Soken 1837 En'o Gafu / MARUYAMA OKYO - SET of TWO JAPANESE PICTURE BOOKS ILLUSTRATED with WOODBLOCK PRINTS
    Yamaguchi Soken

    En'o Gafu - SET of TWO JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS. WOODBLOCK ILLUSTRATIONS by MARUYAMA OKYO. Edited by Yamaguchi Soken.

    Published in JAPAN, (publisher unstated), 1837 (Tenpo 8), 3rd month. First Edition, First Printing. (Reprint was published in 1893 under the title: Okyo gafu.)

    Two Volumes, 7.5x10.5 inches (18.5x26 cm), textured paper covers with paper title labels, stab-stitch binding, printed on double leaves, [33] pages and [39] pages. Both volumes are held together in a custom blue cloth folding case with bone side clasps.

    Filled with double page hand colored woodblock prints by Maruyama Okyo.

    CONDITION: The covers are rubbed, scraped, and soiled; the paper title labels have substantially chipped away; the top stitch of one volume has come loose…

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    En'o Gafu - SET of TWO JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS. WOODBLOCK ILLUSTRATIONS by MARUYAMA OKYO. Edited by Yamaguchi Soken.

    Published in JAPAN, (publisher unstated), 1837 (Tenpo 8), 3rd month. First Edition, First Printing. (Reprint was published in 1893 under the title: Okyo gafu.)

    Two Volumes, 7.5x10.5 inches (18.5x26 cm), textured paper covers with paper title labels, stab-stitch binding, printed on double leaves, [33] pages and [39] pages. Both volumes are held together in a custom blue cloth folding case with bone side clasps.

    Filled with double page hand colored woodblock prints by Maruyama Okyo.

    CONDITION: The covers are rubbed, scraped, and soiled; the paper title labels have substantially chipped away; the top stitch of one volume has come loose but the volume remains bound with the remaining three lower stab stitches; despite the flaws the covers are still doing their job well. Internally, there is worming throughout. The volume picturing people has some on all the pages, most pages with an inch or less but some pages with worming at several places on the page. The volume picturing animals and landscapes has worming to the bottom margin of the latter pages but most of the volume's pages have little or no worming. The colors on the prints are slightly faded but overall the prints remain bright, clear and quite lovely. A complete, presentable set of these two volumes, in a solid, lightly sunned and rubbed folding slipcase.

    VERY RARE 1837 FIRST PRINTING. WorldCat lists one copy and it is held at the Smithsonian Freer Museum of Asian Art. (I have collated this copy with the digitized copy of the Smithsonian.)

    About Maruyama Okyo (from Wikipedia):

    ******Maruyama Okyo, b.1733 d.1795, born Maruyama Masataka, was a Japanese artist active in the late 18th century. He moved to Kyoto, during which he studied artworks from Chinese, Japanese and Western sources. A personal style of Western naturalism mixed with Eastern decorative design emerged, Okyo founded the Maruyama school of painting.

    Success prompted Okyo to start a school in Kyoto, where he could teach his new style. He taught students to rely on nature to render images in a realistic picture of light, shadow, and forms. The school grew popular, and branches soon appeared in other locations, including Osaka. Much of the school's work is today preserved at Daijo-ji, a temple in Kasumi. Noteworthy pupils include Okyo's son, Maruyama Ozui, Nagasawa Rosetsu, and Matsumura Goshun.

    Goshun joined Okyo's school in 1787. The two became fast friends, and Okyo refused to regard their relationship as that of a teacher and student. Goshun later went on to found the Shijo school.******

    About Yamaguchi Soken (from Wikipedia):

    ******Yamaguchi Soken, also called Takejiro, b.1759 d.1818, was a Japanese painter of the Shijo school. He was called one of the "Ten Great Ones", he was taught by Maruyama Okyo.

    He was the son of a kimono merchant. As a result, he came to specialize in pictures of women, and his skill at painting them became proverbial. He also created landscapes, pictures of birds and flowers and what, in Western art, would be known as genre scenes. Many of these represent the life and customs of Kyoto in a light and witty way.

    He also produced illustrated books; including Yamato jimbutsu (Japanese Portrait Gallery, 1800) and Yamato jimbutsu gafu kohen (Human Figure Drawing, 1804), and one illustrated by his teacher Maruyama Okyo titled En'o Gafu, published posthumously in 1837, as well as other books and translations.

    His works are held in museums throughout the world, including the Nezu Museum, the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, among many others.******

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  • 1928 A FAIRY TO STAY - Rare TRUE FIRST EDITION - Illustrated Children's Book by Margaret Beatrice Lodge 1928 A FAIRY TO STAY - Rare TRUE FIRST EDITION - Illustrated Children's Book
    Margaret Beatrice Lodge

    A FAIRY TO STAY, by Margaret Beatrice Lodge. Illustrated by A. H. Watson (Alice Helena Watson).

    Published by Oxford University Press / Humphrey Milford, London, 1928. TRUE FIRST EDITION, with the statement: "Printed 1928 in Great Britain at the University Press, Oxford, by John Johnson", and with no indication of additional printings.

    (WorldCat shows only six holdings of the 1928 edition, including one in the Victoria & Albert Museum. It also states that there were 6 editions published between 1928 and 1929. Any copy with a 1929 date, or a statement of a second or later printing, is a reprint, not a true first edition.)

    Hardcovers, robin-egg-blue covered boards, dark-blue and orange lettering and designs on the front cover…

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    A FAIRY TO STAY, by Margaret Beatrice Lodge. Illustrated by A. H. Watson (Alice Helena Watson).

    Published by Oxford University Press / Humphrey Milford, London, 1928. TRUE FIRST EDITION, with the statement: "Printed 1928 in Great Britain at the University Press, Oxford, by John Johnson", and with no indication of additional printings.

    (WorldCat shows only six holdings of the 1928 edition, including one in the Victoria & Albert Museum. It also states that there were 6 editions published between 1928 and 1929. Any copy with a 1929 date, or a statement of a second or later printing, is a reprint, not a true first edition.)

    Hardcovers, robin-egg-blue covered boards, dark-blue and orange lettering and designs on the front cover and spine, 5.5x8 inches, 159 pages + 9 unnumbered plates.

    ILLUSTRATED with 9 PLATES, a frontispiece plate in full color and 8 black and tan plates throughout.

    GOOD condition: The covers are lightly soiled, have a bit of wear to the corner tips and spine ends, and the rear cover has some light stains including one that looks like the circular bottom of a tea cup; overall the covers are sturdy and attractive. The page edges (page edges of the closed book) have some foxing. Internally, there is some foxing and small age spots here and there, and there is a half-quarter size stain to the top blank margin of page 15, otherwise the inner pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

    RARE 1928 FIRST EDITION of A FAIRY TO STAY.

    About the Book (from the Publisher):

    ******Pamela Perry lived with her elderly aunts because her mother had died and her father was working in East Africa. Pamela thought it was nicer when she was little and had a nurse to play with her and tell her stories, but Nurse left to get married and Pamela was now alone with the Aunts. The Aunts were very strict and decided that Pamela would be taught by them at home, instead of going to school. Lessons weren't very interesting. The Aunts decided that Pamela would grow her hair in a long braid, and all the other girls Pamela saw had short hair. One day, after Aunt Isabella found Pamela reading a book of fairy tales before her math lesson, Aunt Isabella declared Pamela was too old for such books and took it away. That day, Pamela cut her braid off with the Aunts' scissors. In disgrace, she was sent to the garden. There, once she had finished crying, she met a real fairy, and Pamela's life began to change.******

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  • LINO TAGLIAPIETRA - A MODERN RENAISSANCE in ITALIAN GLASS **SIGNED by TAGLIAPIETRA** by Susanne K. Frantz LINO TAGLIAPIETRA - A MODERN RENAISSANCE in ITALIAN GLASS **SIGNED by TAGLIAPIETRA**
    Susanne K. Frantz

    LINO TAGLIAPIETRA IN RETROSPECT: A MODERN RENAISSANCE INITALIAN GLASS, by Susanne K. Frantz.

    Boldly SIGNED by LINO TAGLIAPIETRA on the half title page.

    Published by the Museum of Glass, Tacoma and the University of Washington Press, Seattle. First Edition. "Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, organized by and presented at the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington, from February 23 - August 24, 2008, and with an exhibition tour 2008-2010". ISBN 10: 0295988258 ISBN 13: 978-0295988252.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 9.5x11 inches, 184 pages plus a DVD mounted on the inside rear cover.

    ILLUSTRATED throughout with gorgeous color photographs of Tagliapietra's glass works.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, there is creasing to the upper corner of the…

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    LINO TAGLIAPIETRA IN RETROSPECT: A MODERN RENAISSANCE INITALIAN GLASS, by Susanne K. Frantz.

    Boldly SIGNED by LINO TAGLIAPIETRA on the half title page.

    Published by the Museum of Glass, Tacoma and the University of Washington Press, Seattle. First Edition. "Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, organized by and presented at the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington, from February 23 - August 24, 2008, and with an exhibition tour 2008-2010". ISBN 10: 0295988258 ISBN 13: 978-0295988252.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 9.5x11 inches, 184 pages plus a DVD mounted on the inside rear cover.

    ILLUSTRATED throughout with gorgeous color photographs of Tagliapietra's glass works.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, there is creasing to the upper corner of the half title page where Tagliapietra signed his name, perhaps caused by him while signing, otherwise FINE, sharp, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has some shelf rubs a hint of corner tip, spine end, and edge wear. A solid, attractive copy. The DVD appears as new.

    HARD-TO-FIND with the SIGNATURE of Lino Tagliapietra.

    From the Publisher: "Tagliapietra became the first Murano glass artist to experience widespread international recognition, particularly in the United States. He combines techniques that are rooted in the thousand-year-old Venetian glassmaking tradition and brings fresh and creative perspectives to art in glass. Tagliapietra's work stands within the grandest tradition of the decorative arts, an honored discipline of unabashed beauty and exquisite craftsmanship."

    INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the charges and be able to accept or reject them before payment is taken. Thanks!

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  • 2012 SPACE LIGHT STRUCTURE - THE JEWELRY OF MARGARET DE PATTA Modernist Bauhaus by MARGARET DE PATTA 2012 SPACE LIGHT STRUCTURE - THE JEWELRY OF MARGARET DE PATTA Modernist Bauhaus
    MARGARET DE PATTA

    SPACE LIGHT STRUCTURE - THE JEWELRY OF MARGARET DE PATTA.

    Published by Museum of Arts and Design, New York, 2012. First Edition. ISBN 10: 1890385212 ISBN 13: 978-1890385217.

    Hardcover Book, pictorial covers, 9x10 inches (23x25 cm), 144 pages. Illustrated throughout with color and b&w photographs.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A lovely copy that looks and feels unread.

    About MARGARET DE PATTA (from Wikipedia):

    ******Margaret De Patta, b.1903 d.1964, was an American jewelry designer active in the mid-century jewelry movement.

    Her innovative jewelry was influenced by Bauhaus and Constructivism. De Patta first began experimenting with jewelry in 1929 when she made her own wedding ring. She was known for her innovative use of visual effects in her jewelry,…

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    SPACE LIGHT STRUCTURE - THE JEWELRY OF MARGARET DE PATTA.

    Published by Museum of Arts and Design, New York, 2012. First Edition. ISBN 10: 1890385212 ISBN 13: 978-1890385217.

    Hardcover Book, pictorial covers, 9x10 inches (23x25 cm), 144 pages. Illustrated throughout with color and b&w photographs.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A lovely copy that looks and feels unread.

    About MARGARET DE PATTA (from Wikipedia):

    ******Margaret De Patta, b.1903 d.1964, was an American jewelry designer active in the mid-century jewelry movement.

    Her innovative jewelry was influenced by Bauhaus and Constructivism. De Patta first began experimenting with jewelry in 1929 when she made her own wedding ring. She was known for her innovative use of visual effects in her jewelry, such as light refraction, image reflection, and magnification, which she achieved through the design of her stones. She called her stones "opticut".

    Her jewelry was featured in the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE) in San Francisco. In 1941 she studied under László Moholy-Nagy at the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago.

    Margaret De Patta died in 1964 in a hotel room in San Francisco, from suicide.

    Her work is collected in many major museums including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of California, among others.

    The first major retrospective of her work, SPACE LIGHT STRUCTURE: THE JEWELRY OF MARGARET DE PATTA, opened at the Museum of Arts and Design in 2012 and travelled to the Oakland Museum of California that same year.******

    Note: This 2012 book is hard-to-find. It should not to be confused with the 1976 exhibition catalog issued by the Oakland Museum of California.

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  • 1877 ARNAMAGNAEANSKE MANUSCRIPT: CODEX RUNICUS in 100 PLATES + A Study of RUNES by P. G. Thorsen 1877 ARNAMAGNAEANSKE MANUSCRIPT: CODEX RUNICUS in 100 PLATES + A Study of RUNES
    P. G. Thorsen

    DET ARNAMAGNAEANSKE HAANDSKRIFT No. 28 / CODEX RUNICUS / undgivit i fotolitografisk / Aftryk af Kommissionen fur det Arnamagnaeanske Legat.

    (The ARNAMAGNAEANSKE MANUSCRIPT No. 28 / CODEX RUNICUS / Reproduced in Photolithography / Produced by the Commission for the Arnamagnaeanske Legacy.)

    Hermes folder som Tillaeg en Undersogelse af P. G. Thorsen om Runernes Brug til Skrift Undenfor det monumentale.

    (Attached is a Study by P. G. Thorsen on the Use of Runes for Writing beyond the Monumental.)

    Published by Gyldendalske Boghandel, COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 1877. TEXT in DANISH (and Runes).

    Vellum Spine and Corners with Marbled Paper Covered Boards, leather title label on the spine, bound by Otto Ehlert, with his a small Danish bookbinder's label on the bottom of the…

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    DET ARNAMAGNAEANSKE HAANDSKRIFT No. 28 / CODEX RUNICUS / undgivit i fotolitografisk / Aftryk af Kommissionen fur det Arnamagnaeanske Legat.

    (The ARNAMAGNAEANSKE MANUSCRIPT No. 28 / CODEX RUNICUS / Reproduced in Photolithography / Produced by the Commission for the Arnamagnaeanske Legacy.)

    Hermes folder som Tillaeg en Undersogelse af P. G. Thorsen om Runernes Brug til Skrift Undenfor det monumentale.

    (Attached is a Study by P. G. Thorsen on the Use of Runes for Writing beyond the Monumental.)

    Published by Gyldendalske Boghandel, COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 1877. TEXT in DANISH (and Runes).

    Vellum Spine and Corners with Marbled Paper Covered Boards, leather title label on the spine, bound by Otto Ehlert, with his a small Danish bookbinder's label on the bottom of the front pastedown: "Otto Ehlert / Bogbinder / 69 Gothersgade"; 5.5x8.5 inches. Pagination: XXI + 100 (photolithograph plates) + 112 (Study of Runes).

    GOOD condition. The covers are worn through at the corner tips and edges, rubbed, and lightly soiled, but still solid and doing their job well. Internally, the pages are lightly toned, there is some foxing, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy of this 1877 book.

    About the ARNAMAGNAEANSKE MANUSCRIPTS (from Wikipedia):

    ******The Arnamagnæan Manuscript Collection derives its name from the Icelandic scholar and antiquarian Arni Magnusson (Arnas Magnæus in Latinised form) b.1663 d.1730. In addition to his duties as Secretary of the Royal Archives and Professor of Danish Antiquities at the University of Copenhagen, he spent much of his life building up the collection of manuscripts that now bears his name. The majority of these manuscripts were from Arni's native Iceland, but he also acquired many important Norwegian, Danish and Swedish manuscripts. After being housed since Arni's death at the University of Copenhagen in the Arnamagnæan Institute, under a 1965 parliamentary ruling the collection is now divided between there and the Arni Magnusson Institute for Icelandic Studies in Reykjavík, Iceland. Altogether a total of 1,666 manuscripts, and all the Icelandic charters and apocrypha, have been transferred to Iceland, slightly over half the collection.

    In 2009 the Arnamagnæan Manuscript Collection was added to UNESCO's Memory of the World Register in recognition of its historical value.******

    About the CODEX RUNICUS (from Wikipedia):

    ******The manuscript has three major parts: the Scanian Law (fol. 1-82), the Scanian Ecclesiastical Law (fol. 84-91), a chronicle of the early Danish monarchs (fol. 92-97) and a description of the Danish-Swedish border (fol. 97-100).

    The Scanian Ecclesiastical Law is a settlement detailing the administration of justice agreed upon by the Scanians and the archbishop of Lund in the late 12th century. The two law texts are written in the same hand, but the non-legal material of the codex, beginning on leaf 92, is believed to have been added in another hand, at a later date. The history section consists of a fragment of a list of Danish kings and a chronicle beginning with the legendary Danish king Hadding's son Frode and ending with Eric VI of Denmark. Following the historical texts is a description of the oldest border between Sweden and Denmark.

    On the last leaf of Codex Runicus is a verse with musical notations - the first musical notations written in Scandinavia. It is the earliest written evidence of secular music in Denmark, a non-rhythmic notation on a four-line staff.******

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  • JOHN ADAMS - HALLELUJAH JUNCTION: COMPOSING AN AMERICAN LIFE **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** First Edition COMPOSER of SYMPHONIES & OPERAS incl. NIXON IN CHINA, DR. ATOMIC and ON THE TRANSMIGRATION OF SOULS by Adams, John JOHN ADAMS - HALLELUJAH JUNCTION: COMPOSING AN AMERICAN LIFE **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** First Edition COMPOSER of SYMPHONIES & OPERAS incl. NIXON IN CHINA, DR. ATOMIC and ON THE TRANSMIGRATION OF SOULS
    Adams, John

    HALLELUJAH JUNCTION: COMPOSING AN AMERICAN LIFE, by JOHN ADAMS.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6x9 inches, 240 pages plus 8 unnumbered pages of b&w photographs.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the COMPOSER to his Neighbor and Friend: "To my neighbor / and dear friend Theo / with love / John Adams".

    Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2008. First Edition, First Printing, with the statement "First Edition 2008" on the copyright page and the number line starting at 1.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has some pushing at its spine ends and light soiling. A solid, attractive copy.

    Rare and Wonderful with the SIGNATURE and warm INSCRIPTION by the…

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    HALLELUJAH JUNCTION: COMPOSING AN AMERICAN LIFE, by JOHN ADAMS.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6x9 inches, 240 pages plus 8 unnumbered pages of b&w photographs.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the COMPOSER to his Neighbor and Friend: "To my neighbor / and dear friend Theo / with love / John Adams".

    Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2008. First Edition, First Printing, with the statement "First Edition 2008" on the copyright page and the number line starting at 1.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has some pushing at its spine ends and light soiling. A solid, attractive copy.

    Rare and Wonderful with the SIGNATURE and warm INSCRIPTION by the Great American Composer, John Adams.

    From the Publisher:

    ******A book unlike anything ever written by a composer, part memoir and part description of the creative process, Hallelujah Junction is an absorbing journey through the musical landscape of John Adams, one of today's most admired and frequently performed composers. A musician of enormous range and technical command, Adams has built a huge audience worldwide through the immediacy and sincerity of his music, such as his Pulitzer prize winning memorial for the September 11 attack On The Transmigration of Souls.

    Hallelujah Junction isn't so much an autobiography as a fascinating journey through the musical landscape of his life and times, centered around the three highly controversial operas based on social and political issues he has written in the past twenty-five years: Nixon in China, The Death of Klinghoffer, and

    Dr Atomic.******

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  • HELL'S ANGEL: SONNY BARGER & THE HELL'S ANGELS MOTORCYCLE CLUB **SIGNED** by Ralph Sonny Barger HELL'S ANGEL: SONNY BARGER & THE HELL'S ANGELS MOTORCYCLE CLUB **SIGNED**
    Ralph Sonny Barger

    HELL'S ANGEL: The LIFE and TIMES of SONNY BARGER and the HELL'S ANGELS MOTORCYCLE CLUB. By Ralph "Sonny" Barger, with Keith and Kent Zimmerman.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6x9 inches, 259 pages. Illustrated with some b&w photographs.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by SONNY BARGER on the half title page: "To Chris & Shanda / Sonny".

    ALSO SIGNED on a laid in newspaper article about the book. The article is cut from a July 14, 2000 issue of the San Mateo Times. It is signed "Sonny" over his picture.

    Published by William Morrow, New York, 2000. First Edition (so stated), later printing.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a NEAR FINE dustjacket.

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