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  • Irish Fairy Tales [Signed Limited] by Rackham, Arthur (illustrated by); James Stephens
    Rackham, Arthur (illustrated by); James Stephens
    Irish Fairy Tales [Signed Limited]

    First Edition

    London: Macmillan, 1920. x, 318 pages. 9-1/8 by 11-1/4 inches. Stephens, an Irish novelist, specialized in retelling traditional fairy tales, and this is his most popular work. This collection includes ten stories, including several in the Fenian Cycle about the mythical hero, Fionn mac Cumhaill.

    This first edition is notable for the 16 color plates contributed by Arthur Rackham, each mounted on paper and protected by tissue guards. A lovely illustrated edition, here limited to 520 copies signed by Rackham (there was also a trade edition). The book cost three guineas in 1920--about $12, when the typical price for a hardcover books was $2. ISBN: 281AIB1043905.

    First edition (first printing). A very good hardcover copy; lacking the rare dust jacket (this copy had its jacket for a long time, and the spine is darkened a bit at the base where the jacket was chipped). Bound in quarter vellum paper and plain paper-covered boards, stamped in gilt. Bookplate designed by Arthur Nelson Macdonald for Benedict Erstein on front pastedown. Signed by Rackham, as issued, on a preliminary page.

    This copy has some chipping and a bit of loss at the spine ends. The lower corners are worn; the hinges are starting to crack and have been neatly strengthened with Japanese tissue. [JSP01; JSP04]

    Book ID: 222427
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  • Aesop's Fables [Signed & Numbered] by Rackham, Arthur (illustratration); Aesop (text); V. S. Vernon Jones (translation); G.K. Chesterton (introduction)
    Rackham, Arthur (illustratration); Aesop (text); V. S. Vernon Jones (translation); G.K. Chesterton (introduction)
    Aesop's Fables [Signed & Numbered]

    First Edition Thus

    London: William Heinemann, 1912. xxix, 224 pages. 9-1/4 by 11-1/2 inches. This edition with 13 color and more than 50 black-and-white illustrations by Rackham. The color illustrations are mounted on brown paper and inserted into the text. A lovely edition, published in an edition of 1450 signed and numbered copies. ISBN: 281AIB1043903.

    First Rackham edition and first edition of this translation. Spine browned, else near fine in white muslin cloth. With the small broadside for the Leicester Galleries exhibition of the original paintings made for this book laid in, as seen in some copies. Bookplate designed by Arthur Nelson Macdonald for Benedict Erstein on front pastedown. Signed by the illustrator. [JSP01; JSP04]

    Book ID: 222418
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  • Badge of Evil by Masterson, Whit
    Masterson, Whit
    Badge of Evil

    First Edition

    London: W. H. Allen, 1956. 200 pages. The novel on which Orson Wells loosely based the 1958 film Touch of Evil starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Marlene Dietrich and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Masterson is a pseudonym for the American writing partnership of Bob Wade and H. Bill Miller. ISBN: 281AIB1046023.

    First British edition (first printing). Red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Near fine in a dust jacket with a short closed tear to the cover and a short snag to the rear panel and spine head.

    Book ID: 243628
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  • History of Humboldt County, California, with Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Farms, Residences, Public Buildings, Factories, Hotels, Business Houses, Schools, Churches, Etc., from Original Drawings, Including Biographical Sketches by Elliott, Wallace W.
    Elliott, Wallace W.
    History of Humboldt County, California, with Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Farms, Residences, Public Buildings, Factories, Hotels, Business Houses, Schools, Churches, Etc., from Original Drawings, Including Biographical Sketches

    First Edition

    San Francisco: Wallace W. Elliott & Co, 1881. 218 pages plus nearly 100 pages of lithograph illustrations. ISBN: 281AIB1015228.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in new black cloth binding with original front cover title and ruling glued on. New end papers. Map of Califronia and of Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity Counties present. Clear tape repair to frontis illustration and to closed tears to 2 other [JSP02]

    Book ID: 227179
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  • Public Utilities Commission of the State of California
    Distance Table 6. Book of Maps [Cover Title]

    First Edition

    (N. Pl. but San Francisco): Public Utilities Commission of the State of California, 1967. 33 maps. 23 x 17-1/4 inches. Table of Contents divided into: Sectional Maps (4); Metropolitan Area Maps (3); Composite Map (1); Zone Maps: San Francisco Area (12 ), Los Angeles Area ((6), San Diego Area (2); and Extended Area Maps (5). Scarce, WorldCat locates 3 copies. ISBN: 281AIB1049007.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in 4-bolted quarter cloth over paper-covered boards as issued, paste-down cover label on front board. Covers with some mild soiling and scuffing. Maps are near fine.

    Book ID: 264467
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  • Historio dos feitos recentemente praticados Brasil e noutras partes sob o governo do ilustrissimo Joao Mauricio Conde de Nassau, Etc., ora governador de Wesel, Tenente-General de Cavalaria das Provincias Unidas sob o Principe de Orange by Barleu (van Baerle, Barlaeos), Caspar. Traducao e Anotacoes de Claudio Brandao
    Barleu (van Baerle, Barlaeos), Caspar. Traducao e Anotacoes de Claudio Brandao
    Historio dos feitos recentemente praticados Brasil e noutras partes sob o governo do ilustrissimo Joao Mauricio Conde de Nassau, Etc., ora governador de Wesel, Tenente-General de Cavalaria das Provincias Unidas sob o Principe de Orange

    First Edition Thus

    Rio de Janeiro: Ministerio da Educacao, 1940. 424 pages with 55 leaves of plates, most folded, of portraits, maps, views, etc. Plates are reproduced from the 1647 Latin edition. In 1647 Barleu wrote an account of the Dutch colonial empire in Brazil inspired by the leadership of John Mauricio of Nassau, who was appointed governor of the Dutch West India Company in 1637 and continued as governor until 1644. Limited edition. ISBN: 281AIB1049067.

    First edition thus. A very fine copy in full leather covers over boards with gold insignia and lettering. Covers with bevelled edges. Spine with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Binding by A. V. Emmott & Sons, Houston. Presentation copy signed by the Minister of Education with typed presentation (translated from Portugeuse): "Rio, 7.7.40 Mr. Judge Florencio de Abreu, I am pleased to offer you an example of the work of Caspar Barleu - 'Brasil under the rule of Joao Mauricio de Nassar', translated and published by the Ministry of Education. With the expression of my high intellectual appreciation, (signature follows)." Presentation slip bound in preceding the half-title page. The presentation slip and front free endpaper have rust marks from removed paperclip.

    Book ID: 264525
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  • Magyar kozmondasok es kozmondasszeru szolasok by Ede, Margalits
    Ede, Margalits
    Magyar kozmondasok es kozmondasszeru szolasok

    First Edition

    Budapest: Kiadja Kokai Lajos, 1897. 770 pages. This collection of Hungarian proverbs and idioms was the most extensive and important up to its day, with neary 20,000 entries. The book was reprinted a number of times, most recently in 1998. Uncommon and important. ISBN: 281AIB1030190.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in the publisher's original binding. With the bookplate of proverb collector Victor de Guinzbourg.

    Book ID: 137438
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  • Radjatarangini: Histoire des rois du Kachmir [Rajatarangini: History of the Kings of Kashmir] by [Kalhana] Troyer, M. A[nthony]. (translator)
    [Kalhana] Troyer, M. A[nthony]. (translator)
    Radjatarangini: Histoire des rois du Kachmir [Rajatarangini: History of the Kings of Kashmir]

    First Edition

    Paris: Imprimerie royale (volume 3: Imprimerie nationale), 1840-1852. The first Western and second-ever publication of the great Kashmiri historical epic, the Rajatarangini, written by the Brahmin Kalhana in the middle of the 12th century. A very scarce and attractive complete set of the first printing of this edition. Three volumes: [vi] xxiv, 584; [iv] 640; [iv] xvi, 723. Published as part of the series Memoires; textes orientaux et traductions publies par la Societe asiatique de Paris. Individual volume titles as follow: Volume 1. Texte sanscrit des six premiers livres et notes [Sanskrit text and notes on the first six books]. Volume 2. Traduction; esquisse geographique et ethnographique du Kachmir ancien et moderne; examen critique des six primiers livres [Translation…

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    Paris: Imprimerie royale (volume 3: Imprimerie nationale), 1840-1852. The first Western and second-ever publication of the great Kashmiri historical epic, the Rajatarangini, written by the Brahmin Kalhana in the middle of the 12th century. A very scarce and attractive complete set of the first printing of this edition. Three volumes: [vi] xxiv, 584; [iv] 640; [iv] xvi, 723. Published as part of the series Memoires; textes orientaux et traductions publies par la Societe asiatique de Paris. Individual volume titles as follow: Volume 1. Texte sanscrit des six premiers livres et notes [Sanskrit text and notes on the first six books]. Volume 2. Traduction; esquisse geographique et ethnographique du Kachmir ancien et moderne; examen critique des six primiers livres [Translation with geographic and ethnographic sketch of ancient and modern Kashmir, with a critique of the first six books]. Volume 3: Traduction, e claircissements historiques et chronologiques relatifs aux septieme et huitieme livres [Translation and historical and chronological explanation of the seventh and eighth books]. The northern Indian realm of Kashmir was an important center of Hinduism and later of Buddhism, and both subjects are treated in the Rajatarangini, making it an important source for the study of the history of the two religions. The original text of the Rajatarangini consists of eight books. The first three books trace the history of Kashmir from the legendary the times of the Hindu deity Krishna to the ninth century. In the remaining five books, Kalhana recounts the history from the Utpala dynasty (beginning in 855 a.d.) to Kalhana's own time. As an innovative historian, Kalhana drew upon written records, oral histories of the royal courts, and historical inscriptions carved on temples and statues. In the mid-1830s, the Calcutta Baptist Mission Press undertook a project to print the ancient Sanskrit epics for the first time, including an edition of the first six books of the Rajatarangini. Anthony Troyer, a British captain with a talent for languages, acquired a copy of the Calcutta edition and returned with it to Europe in 1835. Over the next five years, he corrected that edition and then reprinted it in Sanskrit with copious notes in French, which were published as volume one of this edition. Troyer's second volume included a translation of the first six books into French (apparently the first European translation of Kalhana's history). He had planned to provide a translation of books seven and eight at the same time, but the manuscript he requested from India went missing and other events conspired to delay publication until 1852. Volume three, which, due to the delay, is often missing from the set, is entirely devoted to a French translation of the final two books of Kalhana's text. ISBN: B00404S3OW.

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    Very good in half morocco and marbled paper-covered boards. Spine in six compartments with gilt titles. Wear to bottom edges; old paper shelf label on spines, and stamp of an Arabic or Persian library on title pages. Minor foxing to pages, but generally clean and bright. [JSP02]

    Book ID: 49518
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  • Business Directory of Humboldt County. 1895-6. A Complete Register of the Citizens of Eureka and Humboldt County, California, with Classified Directory; Description of Humboldt County Mail Routes, with Time Table; Location and Industries of Every Town and P.O.; List of City and County Officials, Justices of the Peace, and Constables of Every Township; School Districts, Teachers and Clerks, Etc. by Spencer, Ed. B.
    Spencer, Ed. B.
    Business Directory of Humboldt County. 1895-6. A Complete Register of the Citizens of Eureka and Humboldt County, California, with Classified Directory; Description of Humboldt County Mail Routes, with Time Table; Location and Industries of Every Town and P.O.; List of City and County Officials, Justices of the Peace, and Constables of Every Township; School Districts, Teachers and Clerks, Etc.

    First Edition

    Eureka, CA: Ed. B. Spencer, 1895. 152 pages, including advertisements inserted on varying colors of paper stock. The fourth Humboldt County directory, compiled by one of the owners of a milk depot. ISBN: 281AIB0029133.

    First edition thus. A good hardcover copy in printed paper-covered boards; no dust jacket, as issued. Interior hinges reinforced with tape, content near fine. Covers lightly soiled, but still an attractive copy of a scarce directory. [JSP02; JHG2019]

    Book ID: 17490
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  • Masks [Lettered Issue] by Bradbury, Ray
    Bradbury, Ray
    Masks [Lettered Issue]

    First Edition

    (Colorado Springs): Gauntlet Press, 2008. 287 pages. Edited by Donn Albright. Masks was a novel Bradbury worked on in the last 1940s and early 1950s and then abandoned. He submitted a portion of the novel as part of a grant application; that draft forms the basis of this edition, with Albright editing together various fragments of surviving drafts. This collection also includes six short stories written at the same time but never before published: “Walker in the Night”, “The Drothldo”, “The Dancing Magician” (aka “Gallagher the Great”), “In the Eye of the Beholder”, “The Face of Natalie”, and “They Never Got Mad.”

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    (Colorado Springs): Gauntlet Press, 2008. 287 pages. Edited by Donn Albright. Masks was a novel Bradbury worked on in the last 1940s and early 1950s and then abandoned. He submitted a portion of the novel as part of a grant application; that draft forms the basis of this edition, with Albright editing together various fragments of surviving drafts. This collection also includes six short stories written at the same time but never before published: “Walker in the Night”, “The Drothldo”, “The Dancing Magician” (aka “Gallagher the Great”), “In the Eye of the Beholder”, “The Face of Natalie”, and “They Never Got Mad.”

    This lettered edition includes an alternate draft of “Walker in the Night” and another previously unpublished story fragment, "A Study in Bronze." There are surprisingly few library holdings, with just 6 libraries listed on OCLC. The edition was limited to 552 copies, all signed by Bradbury. ISBN: 281AIB1040011.

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    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, in a fine or near fine traycase. This is one of 52 lettered copies.

    Book ID: 202887
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  • The United States with an Excursion into Mexico: Handbook for Travellers by Baedeker, Karl (edited by); written by J. F. Muirhead
    Baedeker, Karl (edited by); written by J. F. Muirhead
    The United States with an Excursion into Mexico: Handbook for Travellers

    First Edition

    Leipsic (i.e. Leipsig): Karl Baedeker, Publishers, 1893. xc, 516 pages. The first Baedeker guide to the United States and the first to be written in English. Hinrichsen E259. ISBN: 281AIB1025197.

    First edition (first printing). An exceptional copy, seemingly never opened for reading. Collated complete will all maps, with most, including the large map of the Unites States, never unfolded. There is a very slight bit of fraying to the cloth in three or four places. The spine is slightly dimmed. There is a small previous owner's name on the front free endaper. To top it off, this copy is in the original unprinted dust jacket with the title label affixed to the spine, as was Baedeker's custom in the 1890s. The jacket has some chips and wear at the corners and spine ends, and several folds (it may have been folded and inserted in the book, which is why it survives). A great copy, almost never found this nice, let alone in the jacket. [JSP01; JHG2019]

    Book ID: 110960
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  • Memoirs of Hecate County by Wilson, Edmund
    Wilson, Edmund
    Memoirs of Hecate County

    First Edition

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1946. 338 pages. Six stories. The book was banned in New York a few months after publication, and copies seized from bookstores and the New York Public Library. The ban was upheld by the United States Supreme Court. ISBN: B0006AQT5Y.

    First edition (first printing). Top edge a bit faded, else a fine copy (or nearly so) in an unclipped, near fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, with a correction on page 271 in the author's hand. [JSP01]

    Book ID: 148369
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  • [Tatar Folk Proverbs] Tatar chalyk makal'lare by Isanbet, Naki [also Nake, Nakyi]
    Isanbet, Naki [also Nake, Nakyi]
    [Tatar Folk Proverbs] Tatar chalyk makal'lare

    First Edition

    Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan [Russia]: Tatarstan kitap Nasrijaty / Tatarskoe knizhnoe izd-vo, 1959. Complete in three volumes. 914, 960, and 1013 pages. Text in Tatar; Russian title from colophon: Tatarskiye narodnyye poslovitsy. The classic collection of Tatar proverbs, more than 38,000, compiled by an acclaimed writer of songs and plays. A new edition was issued in 2010. Scarce in the West, with just one US holding (Harvard, OCLC 83619595) and two incomplete sets in Germany. ISBN: 281AIB1038959.

    First edition (first printing). Very good to near fine volumes; no dust jackets, perhaps as issued. Bookplate in each volume.

    Book ID: 196167
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  • An Illustrated History of San Joaquin County, California by Lewis Publishing Company
    Lewis Publishing Company
    An Illustrated History of San Joaquin County, California

    First Edition

    Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1890. vi (i.e. vii), 666 pages. 9.5 by 11.5 inches. Cover title, in gilt, "Pen Pictures of the Garden World", a cover design used by this publisher on a number of books. Illustrated with portraits of leading citizens. A scarce and relatively early history of this Central California county. No copies are recorded at auction in the last 35 years. John Howell Books, in the firm's landmark catalog 50 (item 1502), called it, "A comprehensive history, with biographical sketches, of one of California's most important agricultural counties." Rocq, California Local History 12965. Filby, Bibliography of American County Histories, p. 31. ISBN: 281AIB0024581.

    Very good in the publisher's original gilt leather binding. Outer hinges weak, but generally a solid copy.

    Book ID: 15830
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  • Report of the Debates in the Convention of California on the Formation of the State Constitution in September and October, 1849 by Browne, J. Ross
    Browne, J. Ross
    Report of the Debates in the Convention of California on the Formation of the State Constitution in September and October, 1849

    First Edition

    Washington: John T. Towers, 1850. 479, {1}, xlvi, {2} pp. Appendix (xlvi). Includes a list of members of the convention, the constitution of the state, and a digest of the laws of Mexico. "This work preserves in detail the workings of California's 1849 constitutional convention in Monterey and consequently may be regarded as the most important printed document pertaining to government in the Golden State." - Gary Kurutz, Sloan Z80:11. (Cowan II pg. 79; Howell 50, California 26; Rocq 5633; Sabin 8661; Zamorano Eighty #11). ISBN: 281AIB1047204.

    Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper, "Caleb Lyon of Lyonsdale with compliments of J. Ross Browne." The town of Lyonsdale, New York was named after Caleb Lyon. Very good copy in brown cloth. Water staining to pages.

    Book ID: 260868
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  • In the Redwood's Realm: By-Ways of Wild Nature and Highways of Industry As Found Under Forest Shades and Amidst Clover Blossoms in Humboldt County, California [leather-bound issue] by Eddy, J. M.
    Eddy, J. M.
    In the Redwood's Realm: By-Ways of Wild Nature and Highways of Industry As Found Under Forest Shades and Amidst Clover Blossoms in Humboldt County, California [leather-bound issue]

    First Edition

    San Francisco: D. S. Stanley & Co, 1893. 112 pages, including more than 200 half-tone reproductions of photographs. Roughly 9 by 11 inches. The most elaborate of the 19th century booster publications on Humboldt County, California, extolling the region's extensive natural resources with an eye toward attracting investment. As with most such publications of the era, it proudly proclaims that no Chinese lived or worked in the county--they had been forcibly expelled in 1885. The book was produced through the newly established Chamber of Commerce and was filled with many pages of economic data, at least some of which was more inspirational than actual. According to reports published at the time in local newspapers, 15,000 copies of the book…

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    San Francisco: D. S. Stanley & Co, 1893. 112 pages, including more than 200 half-tone reproductions of photographs. Roughly 9 by 11 inches. The most elaborate of the 19th century booster publications on Humboldt County, California, extolling the region's extensive natural resources with an eye toward attracting investment. As with most such publications of the era, it proudly proclaims that no Chinese lived or worked in the county--they had been forcibly expelled in 1885. The book was produced through the newly established Chamber of Commerce and was filled with many pages of economic data, at least some of which was more inspirational than actual. According to reports published at the time in local newspapers, 15,000 copies of the book were printed, most in decorated wrappers; "a hundred or more copies bound in leather", and an unspecified number (presumably in the hundreds) in thin cloth-covered boards. Despite the large print run, it is remarkably uncommon, perhaps due to the cheap binding, which tends to fall apart (the expense breakdown for the publication provided by the Chamber after the book was finished allocated only a penny per book for binding, compared to 20 cents for paper and printing). ISBN: B00I9JU05O.

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    First edition (first printing). One of a hundred or so copies bound in thin leather-covered boards stamped in gilt on the cover. Previous owner's blindstamp on marbled endpaper. Spine leather repaired in a few places, but generally a very good copy of a scarce book. [JSP01]

    Book ID: 75461
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  • The Golden Bowl by Feikema, Feike [pseudonym of Frederick Manfred]
    Feikema, Feike [pseudonym of Frederick Manfred]
    The Golden Bowl

    First Edition

    Saint Paul: The Webb Publishing Company, 1944. 226 pages. The western author's first book. The book is about growing up in the Depression. His former home in Laverne, Minnesota, is now the Blue Mounds State Park interpretative center. ISBN: B001KUT9TC.

    Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper to his editor: "9-28-44. Dear Paul - How fine it is to see our book in calfskin! and like you to have made up another copy for me on this our publication day - and without a hint of warning that you were up to something special. Calf-bindings have always suggested ancient, ageless climes to me. I hope that our 'Golden Bowl' will 'last' as long as the leather back hereon remains pliable. Yours - Feike Fred Feikema.". First edition (first printing). Near fine copy in quarter calf leather and tan cloth covers with gilt lettering and decorations on spine. Spine with 4 raised bands. A unique copy.

    Book ID: 265297
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  • Billy Ray's Farm [Lettered Edition] by Brown, Larry; illustrated by Barry Moser
    Brown, Larry; illustrated by Barry Moser
    Billy Ray's Farm [Lettered Edition]

    First Edition

    Decatur, GA: Wisteria Press, 1997. One of 26 lettered and signed copies, bound in calfskin and signed by the author; issued in a clever box signed by artist Kannex Fung featuring handmade paper textured with natural materials and a window on the front flap that reveals a wooden picket fence. ISBN: 281AIB1028020.

    First edition (first printing). A very fine copy in a very fine handmade box (please note, we use the term very fine very sparingly). Box measures 9-1/4 by 7 by 1-1/4 inches. Book sealed in publisher's original paper. Signed by the author. Two lithographs signed by Moser laid in. [JSP01]

    Book ID: 128345
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  • Catalogo de los Exvotos de Bronce, Ibericos (Museo Arqueologico Nacional) (Two volumes) by Alvarez-Ossorio, Francisco
    Alvarez-Ossorio, Francisco
    Catalogo de los Exvotos de Bronce, Ibericos (Museo Arqueologico Nacional) (Two volumes)

    First Edition

    Madrid: (Hauser y Menet), 1941. The first systematic catalog of exotic bronze offerings exhumed from the Iberian Peninsula, which introduced nomenclature still in use today. Volume I: 188 pages of text with descriptions of the bronze items depicted on the 169 loose sheets housed in Volume II. Sheets feature black-and-white photographic reproductions of 2,626 items, printed recto only. ISBN: 281AIB1037023.

    First edition (first printing). Quarter-bound in leather preserving the original front wrapper in typical Spanish binding with Volume II in matching slipcase. Light brown cloth with gilt-stamped leather. A very good set. Tide mark to bottom 3-inches of both spines. Slipcase edges worn. Sheets fine. Former owner's name inside cover of Volume II.

    Book ID: 181903
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  • Eldorado, or Adventures in the Path of Empire, Comprising a Voyage to California, Via Panama; Life in San Francisco and Monterey; Pictures of the Gold Region, and Experiences of Mexican Travel by Taylor, Bayard
    Taylor, Bayard
    Eldorado, or Adventures in the Path of Empire, Comprising a Voyage to California, Via Panama; Life in San Francisco and Monterey; Pictures of the Gold Region, and Experiences of Mexican Travel

    New York: George P. Putnam, 1850. Second edition. 2 vols, 251, 247 pages with 14 pages of advertising. Eight lithographic plates, colored, at frontis and bound into the text of each volume. "This work by an eminent writer and artist is probably the outstanding book on the early gold rush in California. The author's description of the Constitutional Convention at Monterey is the best we have, as are also the views he gives us of the earliest mining camps"--Zamorano 80, no. 73. ISBN: 281AIB0024670.

    Second edition. Embossed front and back covers with gold lettering on spine. Fading to spine and covers. Spotting to upper portion of front cover of volume two. Heavy foxing throughout both volumes. Pages largely unopened and bindings tight. Library blindstamps on title-page and a few interior text pages; small bookplates on both front pastedowns.

    Book ID: 15827
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