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1 THE JAMESTOWN EXHIBITION ILLUSTRATED
Norfolk The Seaboard Publishing Company 1907 First Edition Staplebound wraps fine 
R8vo (6¾” x 10"). 16pp. unpaginated. Souvenir booklet with light brown stablebound wraps with titles and photographic illustrations in dark brown. Illustrated througout with photographs with descriptive captions of the buildings and exhibits of the great Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exhibition, which celebrated the 300th anniversary of the first permanent English settlement on the American continent, which ran from April 26th to November 30th, 1907. Photographs include visitors to the fair, clearly showing the fashions of the time. One in a series of exhibitions celebrating the history of America at the turn of the century, The Jamestown Exhibition included exhibits on arts and technology from all states of the union at the time, large military and naval exhibits as well as representation from 20 different nations showcasing arts and technology. In 1917 the exposition site became home to Naval Air Station Hampton Roads (later Naval Station Norfolk). Near fine with faint creasing to the rear cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Angel, Marie TWO BESTIARIES BY MARIE ANGEL 2 VOLUMES: A BESTIARY; A NEW BESTIARY
Cambridge The President and Fellows of Harvard College 1964 First Edition Soft Bound VG Marie Angel 
~32mo (4" x 4"). Unpaginated. Two softbound volume set (A Bestiary: first edition fifth printing; A New Bestiary: first edition, first printing) in a pale blue-green paper covered slipcase with white title label printed in red. Both volumes in VG condition with slight darkening to spines and a small bump to rear foot of spine of A New Bestiary. In a G+ slipcase with light bubbling and browning to paper, and a crack to upper corner. Marie Angel (1923 - 2010) was a British illustrator, miniaturist and calligrapher. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Hemingway, Ernest THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA
New York Life Magazine, Inc. 1952 First Edition Good Noel Sickles 
4to (10½” x 14” ). Vol. 33; pp.88. Novella appears on pages 35 - 54. Front cover with photograph of Hemingway; Lucky Strikes advertisement on rear cover. Vignette illustrations throughout by Noel Sickles. The first apperance in print of Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize winning novella that tells the story of an aging fisherman's titanic struggle against an enormous marlin -- a parable of man's struggle for triumph against a world aiming for his destruction. This issue was released eleven days before the publication of the story in book form. Hemingway stated that he was happy "...that many people will read it who could not afford to buy it. That makes me much happier than to have a Nobel Prize." (New York Times Aug. 28 1952). Good condition with both covers detached and a few small (1/4") closed tears along edges of both covers. Pages toned but otherwise in very good condition. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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4 Hichtel, Johann Samuel DISSERTATIO PHILOLOGICO-THEOLOGICA DE PECCATO IN SPIRITUM SANCTUM AD DICTUM LOCI CLASSICI EBR. VI. 4.5.6
Halae Magddeburgicae [Halle an der Saale] Litteris Hendelianis 1759 Wraps Very good 
8vo (6½ ” x 8”). pp.48. Yellow paper wraps stamped with repeated variable designs in black and gold; includes wood-cut historiated initials, head-piece and tail pieces. Publication of a dissertation regarding blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. The dissertation defence by Johann Samuel Hitchel took place on 17 August 1740 against the arguments of his theology professor, Siegmund Jakob Baumgarten (1706-1757) at the University of Halle, in Germany. Baumgarten was a Protestant transitional theologian whose pioneering work led the way toward rationalsim. Slight creasing to corners and rubbing to head and tail of spine, otherwise in beautiful condition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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5 Hubbard, Elbert LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF ENGLISH AUTHORS. Volume VI, No. 4 ROBERT BURNS
East Aurora Roycrofters 1900 First Edition Sewn Paper Wraps Very good 
8vo (5 3/4" x 7 5/8"). Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 73 - [97]. Issues of Little Journeys were paginated serially. Regular edition with body and copy set in Old Style Antique. Sewn grey paper with titles in black and the Roycrofters device stamped in green. Includes title page with elaborate Arts & Craft border, floriated Arts & Crafts style initials and typographic design after Morris. Portrait of Morris after the painting by Watts opposite pp.14. Printed on Boxmoor paper. Very good with offsetting to ffep and title page fore-edge and foot. McKenna 60; 62. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Hubbard, Elbert LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF GREAT BUSINESSMEN Volume 24, No. 6 JOHN J. ASTOR
East Aurora Roycrofters 1909 First Edition Sewn Paper Wraps Very good Dard Hunter (book and cover design) 
8vo (6" x 8"). Vol. 24, No. 6. pp.190; [vi]. Issues of Little Journeys were paginated serially. Signed Dard Hunter binding in sewn grey paper decorated in red and black in Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow Arts & Crafts style. Includes title page in red and black by Dard Hunter and a two color frontis portrait of Astor detached but present. All book elements including floriated initial caps and tail pieces designed by Hunter. Printed on Boxmoor paper. Very good with age toning to preliminaries, edges of wraps with light wear, rear corners folded and contemporary ownership mark. McKenna 182. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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7 Mora, Jo A LOG OF THE SPANISH MAIN
San Francisco Jo Mora, Jr. 1934 First Edition Cloth Good + Jo Mora 
8vo (6" x 8¾”). Yellow cloth boards with titles and illustration of a pirate stamped in black, red and green on front cover. Illustrated paste-downs. Brass rivet binding. A pre-printed diary provided by W. R. Grace and Company to young passengers of its Grace Line cruisers headed for the Caribbean coast and Gulf of Mexico (the Spanish Main). The book provides a young sailer with diary space and information about life aboard ship and what to expect at their ports of call. This particular copy was owned by one Mikey Robinson from Sewickley, Pa. traveling to South America during the period 31 March, 1939 to 17 April 1939. Mikey was definitely a data man and collected a photo of his ship, the S.S. Santa Paula, detailed weather information, signatures of his captain and his fellow passengers, a detailed list of the wildlife he saw, and brief but evocative descriptions of his ports of call. A tight binding with a lightly age-toned text block with soiling to covers, wear to the spine and one bumped corner. G+. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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8 Pennell, Elizabeth and Joseph THE WHISTLER JOURNAL
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Company 1921 Pamphlet Very good 
(6¼" x 8¼"). pp.5. Prospectus and order form for The Whistler Journal, a book of the Pennell's notes taken during their research of the Life of Whistler, and contains revelations regarding Whistlers's life and friends as well as notes of his witty but often serious table-talk. Includes table of contents, A reproduction of a Whistler self-portrait, a specimen of the text as well as an order form for the book. Single horizontal crease that affects all folds of the pamphlet, light soiling, and some wear to the folds, otherwise VG. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Pogany, William ("Willy") Andrew (Vilmos Andreas Pogány) AN OMAR KHAYYÁM CALENDAR FOR 1913 PRESENTED BY WILLY POGANY
London Liberty & Co. 1913 First Edition Paper wraps Very good Willy Pogany 
8vo(6 x 8½”). pp. 21. Paper wraps printed in pale green and brown bound with a ribbon. Decorated, lettered and illustrated in a Middle Eastern themed Art nouveau style by Willy Pogany. The page for each month is headed by with a quatrain from Fitzgerald's translation of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. 8 tipped in color plates after Pogany's version of the Rubáiyát. Part of a series of four calendars published by Liberty & Co. on Omar Khayyam and Tannhauser themes by Willy Pogany. Light creasing and faint staining to covers; some plates with a slight corner crease, start to lower third of wrapper spine, otherwise a sturdy, VG copy of this scarce Pogany production. Ghani 556. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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10 Robert Buchanan THE PIPER OF HAMELIN A FANTASTIC OPERA IN TWO ACTS
London Chiswick Press 1893 First Edition Paper wraps Good Hugh Thomson 
Pott 4to (5½” x 7½”). pp. [64]; Grey paper wraps illustrated in black and red. Frontispiece, cover decoration, title page decoration and 11 full-page line drawing plates by Hugh Thomson. Blue-flecked grey laid paper wrappers, Chiswick Press colophon imprinted in red on back cover. Contemporary spine repair using grey cloth; covers with small closed tears and chipping along the edge with some loss to the front fore-edge; front cover is rubbed and there isa patch of offsetting to rear cover. VG text block in a Good wrapper. Scarce. Spielmann and Jerrold 11. This theater issue was targeted to a family audience (The Piper of Hamelin was a children's Christmas theater event) so this play-bill did not often suvive. Heinemann simultaneously published a hardbound copy of this play-bill with a re-set title page that is far less scarce. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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11 Thomson, Hugh HUGH THOMSON'S ILLUSTRATED FAIRY BOOKS JACK THE GIANT KILLER
London Macmillan & Co. Limited 1898 First Edition Softcover Hugh Thomson 
4to. (6¾” x 8½”). pp. 32. No pagination. Pictoral chromolithographic paper wrappers, 16 full page color illustrations and 16 pages of line vignettes by Hugh Thomson. This was the first and only issue of Hugh Thomson's Illustrated Fairy Book series, since at the time of publication, the illustrations were thought to be too realistically gruesome by adults purchasing the book for children. As this booklet was targeted to young children, very few survived to the present day, making this booklet, one of the most scarce of Thomson's oeuvre. Wrapper is chipped with small areas of loss on both rear and front covers, otherwise VG. A bright and tight copy of this scarce Thomson production. Spielmann and Jerrold 25. This particular copy belonged to Eileen Winifred Clarke Pitman (1900 - 2009) of Doynton House, South Gloucestershire, England. An interview with Ms. Pitman at the age of 106 can be found online at: http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/1064890.eileen_106_looks_back_through_eventful_century/ 
Price: 275.00 USD
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12 Washington Press, Inc. TYPES BORDERS AND ORNAMENTS
Boston Washington Press, Inc. N.D. staplebound wraps Very good 
R8vo (6½” x 10¾”). pp.36. Stiff paper wraps covered in painted brown paper with titles in black and the Washington Press logo in red. A sample book of all types, borders, ornaments, flourishes, decorations and effects offered by the Washington Press to its customers. Rubbing to corners and spine and light soiling to the final page, otherwise VG. The Washington Press, Inc. was a Boston-based printing company active from the early to the middle part of the 20th Century. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 [Boyer, Jane Allen]; Fryer, Jane Eayre THE MARY FRANCES SEWING BOOK ADVENTURES AMONG THE THIMBLE PEOPLE
Philadelphia The John C. Winston Company 1913 First Edition Cloth Very good Jane Allen Boyer 
4to (7” x 9½”). pp. [x]; 175. Blue cloth boards with color illustrated paper onlay with titles; spine with titles stamped in gold script. Illustrated eps. Printed in red and black and profusely illustrated by Jane Allen Boyer in the Golden Age tradition with full page color illustrations and textual vignette illustrations. Includes 10 tissue-paper fold-out clothing patterns. One in a series of seven books by Jane Eayre Fryer whose purpose was to teach children the domestic arts, The Mary Frances Sewing Book weaves lessons about basic sewing into a story about a little girl taught to sew by animated sewing tools called the Thimble People (think Beauty and the Beast) while she spends her summer vacation with Gandmother. An informative piece of cultural and fashion histiory of the early 20th century, The Mary Frances Cook Book is a snapshot of family life and the fashion of the time that includes tissue paper patterns and instructions for making doll clothes that range from a simple handkerchief to a full wedding dress. As it was meant to be used actively by children learning to sew, it can be difficult to find a copy with all of the tissue patterns intact. In very good condition with moderate to heavy edgewear, sunned spine and some light rubbing and scratching to the cloth and the paper onlay. All 10 of the tissue-paper patterns present (two are detached but present, and one has been used but is present). 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 [Greene, Julia; Mowitz, Albert C., illustrators]; Fryer, Jane Eayre THE MARY FRANCES HOUSEKEEPER ADVENTURES AMONG THE DOLL PEOPLE
Philadelphia The John C. Winston Company 1916 First Edition Cloth Very good Julia Greene (Cover, Dolls and Silhouettes); Albert C. Mowitz (Frontispiece and Furnature) 
4to (7” x 9½”). pp. [xviii]; 253. Blue cloth boards with color illustrated paper onlay with titles; spine with titles stamped in gold script. Illustrated eps. Color paper dolls, vignette and margin silhouettes by Julia Greene; frontispiece, foldout doll house plans and color paper furnature by Albert C. Mowitz. A scarce copy complete with all 9 paper dolls and clothing, Arts and Crafts style furnishings and doll house plans. One in a series of seven books by Jane Eayre Fryer whose purpose was to teach children all the domestic arts. A significant piece of piece of social and cultural history of the early 20th century, Mary Frances Housekeeper is a snapshot of family life of the time that was designed to teach the art of housekeeping to childern in a fun and entertaining way. The book is also important in how it subtly enforced racist stereotyping in its young readers through its narrative and the physical depiction of the servant doll, Lucinda, whose paper doll body is ‘comical and distorted’ (Everyday Life & Women in America c.1800-1920). Because Mary Frances Housekeeper includes cut out dolls and furnature for children to use in play, it is difficult to find an intact copy. In very good condition with light to moderate edgewear, rubbing to the edges of the paper onlay and a small (1”) area of rubbing and open tear to ffep that does not affect the designs. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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