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Cottages Manoirs and Other Minor Buildings of Normandy and Brittany

By: FOSTER, William D.

Price: $90.00

Seller ID: 53000


FOSTER, WILLIAM D. Cottages Manoirs and Other Minor Buildings of Normandy and Brittany, New York: Architectural Book Publishing, 1926. Folio, first edition, pp. xviii, 84 plates of halftones and drawings, green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and front. A beautiful evocation of historic and often vernacular French architecture. Condition of this book: Jacket has a few stains and is sunned, especially at spine. Overall very good to near fine. View more info

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Motoring on the Continent

By: FREESTON, Charles L.

Price: $60.00

Seller ID: 52049


FREESTON, CHARLES L. Motoring on the Continent, Cheltenham: Ed. J. Burrow & Co., no date (1920s). 12mo, priority unknown to me, pp. [iv], 132, xxxviii (ads), folding map of best routes in Switzerland, blue cloth boards illustrated with touring scene on upper panel, halftone photos, maps. Tipped in is a love note dated 1912, apropos of nothing whatsoever in this book, which is a post-World War I guide for the adventurous British driver, with this kind of advice on Ital... View more info

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Paris

By: GAUTHIEZ, Pierre.

Price: $40.00

Seller ID: 52912


GAUTHIEZ, PIERRE. Paris, Grenoble: Editions B. Arthaud, 1979. Octavo, pp. 220, 6 (notes, ads), boards illustrated with a maroon and silver abstract design quarter-bound in navy cloth with maroon morocco labels on spine, illustrated with fine gravures in text and on plates, top edge silver, text in French. This book is commonly found as a paperback, and the original paper cover created by Paul Leroy is preserved here. It is unknown to me who did this binding, which is ... View more info

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Drawings

By: GIBSON, Charles Dana.

Price: $500.00

Seller ID: gibsonposter


GIBSON, CHARLES DANA. Drawings advertisement, 1894. Measures about 23x17 inches or 59x43cm, with linen back adding a couple inches to all margins. Gibson's advertisement for his book "Drawings," published by R.H. Russell & Son in 1894. The book is scarce and highly collectible, the poster is beyond scarce. Gibson's most famous creation was the Gibson Girl, who became part of the American vocabulary as a synonym for the ideal woman. Condition of this print: Tear ha... View more info

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Geography Anatomiz'd; or, The Geographical Grammar

By: GORDON, Patrick.

Price: $1,000.00

Seller ID: 52070


GORDON, PATRICK. Geography Anatomiz'd; or, The Geographical Grammar, London: R. Knaplock etc., 1725. Octavo, 10th edition, pp. [xviii], 416 (misnumbered but all present, lacking rear blanks), contemporary full calf with a hand-written code on spine, five raised bands, 17 folding map plates by John Senex measuring about 23x20cm (8x9 inches), title page in red and black with margin notes. No copies of this edition are located by OCLC or KVK, but a couple copies from 172... View more info

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Constantin Guys

By: GRAPPE, George

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: 50884


GRAPPE, GEORGES. Constantin Guys, New York/Paris: Brentano's, n.d. Folio, pp. 59, marbled boards half-bound in black buckram, black-and-white art reproductions, with a 4-page folio tipped in, entitled "Constantin Guys et le Grace du Second Empire," with sepia tinted illustration and French text. Guys' work is considered a forerunner to impressionism. In addition to being a leading artist, he was a Crimean War reporter for British and French newspapers. The present vol... View more info

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Early Photography in Canada

By: GREENHILL, Ralph

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto,, Oxford University Press,: 1965,

Seller ID: 50372

Condition: very good


pp. 173, including 106 plates, most from the author's private collection, beige cloth boards, near fine. Condition of this book: Dust jacket shows light wear, a bit of sunning, chipping. Leaves clean and tight. View more info

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The Americans, in Their Moral, Social, and Political Relations

By: GRUND, Francis J.

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: 51975


GRUND, FRANCIS J. The Americans, in Their Moral, Social, and Political Relations, Boston: Marsh, Capen and Lyon, 1837. 12mo, first American edition, pp. 423, contemporary three-quarter black calf over mottled boards, gilt lettering and rules, library sticker on spine. Howes G449, Sabin 29002. A German lives among Americans, finds much to admire. Condition of this book: Boards worn at extremities. Ex-Maryland State Library with that library's markings. Leaves clea... View more info

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The Birds of the Bible

By: HARBAUGH, H.

Price: $300.00

Seller ID: 51725


HARBAUGH, H. The Birds of the Bible, Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston, 1854. Quarto, first edition, pp. xi, 12-300, 12 color plates including extra title page, original blue cloth boards with blind-stamped and gilt-stamped decoration on both panels and spine. Condition of this book: Boards darkening near edges, rubbed at edges with minor losses at spine ends. Leaves toning, with dampstain at upper edges, images fine. Overall good and sound. View more info

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Among Horses in Russia

By: HAYES, M.H.;

Price: $300.00

Seller ID: 50899


HAYES, M.C. Among Horses in Russia, London: R. A. Everett & Co., 1900. Octavo, first edition, pp. xiv, 214, 7 (ads), maroon cloth boards with beveled edges, gilt lettering on spine and front, gilt illustration of cavalry mount on front, halftone photo plates. Horse trainer and writer tours and works in Russia, showing how to break difficult mounts to an impressed imperial audience. He takes time out to discuss various aspects of life in Russia, with attention paid to ... View more info

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Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Great Riots

By: HEADLEY, J.T.

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 51666


HEADLEY, J.T. Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Great Riots, New York: E.B. Treat, 1877. Octavo, pp. 560, 53 illustrated plates, green cloth boards with gilt lettering stamped on spine, black image of a steam train on upper board, various ownership signatures on endpages. Covers the New York draft riots, the railroad riots of Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia, and much other unpleasantness. Headley was a popular 19th-century author, known most for his book on the ... View more info

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Guide to Lucerne, the Lake, and Its Environs

By: HEER, J.C.;

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 51472


HEER, J.C. Guide to Lucerne, the Lake, and Its Environs, Lucerne: H. Keller's Foreign Printing Office, 1899. 12mo, eighth edition, pp. 180, flexible red gilt-stamped boards with blind-stamped fleurs-de-lys, 3 folding color maps, engraved illustrations. Issued by the Lucerne traffic commission and given as a souvenir and guidebook to guests of the Hotel Eden House, Lucerne. Includes railway information and advertisements. Condition: Good with chips at spine ends; int... View more info

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A Manual of Photography

By: HUNT, Robert.

Price: $600.00

Seller ID: 52148


HUNT, ROBERT. A Manual of Photography, London and Glasgow: Griffin and Co., 1853. Octavo, third edition enlarged, pp. 8 (ads), x, 321, 2 (ads), 15 (Griffin's Scientific Circular dated March 1852), rebound in quarter calf and orange cloth, color frontis, two title pages, the second identifying this book as a volume of Coleridge's Encyclopaedia Metropolitana, engraved illustrations. See Gernsheim's Incunabula of British Photographic Literature, 714, which says this is t... View more info

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The Alhambra

By: IRVING, Washington.

Price: $125.00

Seller ID: 51765


IRVING, WASHINGTON. The Alhambra, New York: Putnam's, 1892. Large octavos, Author's Revised Edition, pp. xii, 266; vi, 312, 31 photogravure plates total, cream cloth boards with Moorish-themed decoration in green, gilt and blue, gilt lettering on spines, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed, ribbon bookmarks bound in, some leaves are still unopened, "Darro edition." Based on a trip the author took in 1829, with his revisions of 1851 here reprinted with beautiful grav... View more info

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In and Around the Grand Canyon

By: JAMES, George Wharton.

Price: $60.00

Seller ID: 53001


JAMES, GEORGE WHARTON. In and Around the Grand Canyon, Boston: Little, Brown, 1913. Heavy octavo, enlargement of the 1900 first edition, pp. xxiv, 352, illustrated boards, fold-out frontis photo and fold-out rear map on japan tissue, numerous halftone photos, gift inscription penciled onto a blank preliminary page. Condition of this book: Stains on spine, edges of boards lightly worn, overall very good. View more info

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Customs & Faces, photographs by Sir Benjamin Stone 1838-1914

By: JAY, Bill

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 50563

ISBN: 0902620835


JAY, BILL. Customs & Faces, photographs by Sir Benjamin Stone 1838-1914, London: St. Martin's Press, 1972. Quarto, first edition, unpaginated with a 20-page introduction and 68 photolithographic reproductions of Stone's pictures, black cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Stone captured like nobody else the peculiar nature of Olde England, with photos of festivals, pageants, gypsies, the poor, the common and the just plain weird, like the men celebrating the Har... View more info

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A Manual of Photoengraving

By: JENKINS, Harry

Price: $200.00

Seller ID: 52169


JENKINS, HARRY. A Manual of Photoengraving, Chicago: Inland Printer, 1902. Octavo, second edition, pp. 169, 5 (ads), blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and upper panel, 5 color frontis plates demonstrating the four-color process, numerous other illustrated plates, 2 former owners' names on free front endpaper, Inland Printer catalog attached to rear pastedown. This edition added chapters on halftone color work by Frederick Ives and Stephen Horgan. Roosens/... View more info

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A Daughter of the Sioux

By: KING, Charles.

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 51902


KING, GEN. CHARLES. A Daughter of the Sioux, New York: Hobart, 1903. 12mo, first edition, pp. 306, red cloth boards with gilt-stamped lettering on spine and upper panel, full-length color image of a Native American on upper panel, top edge gilt, 8 illustrated plates by Frederic Remington and Edwin Willard Deming (4 each artist, all black and white). King, a noted writer on the U.S. Army's campaign against the Sioux, here turns to a fictional account of the times. C... View more info

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12 Paris photos, 1880s

By: L.P, E.F.

Price: $400.00

Seller ID: parisphot


12 mounted photos of Paris, no dates (1880s), photographers identified as L.P. and E.F. Albumen prints measuring about 8.5x11 inches or 22x28cm, mounted on heavy card stock. Two of the cards have photos on either side, the ones on the reverse showing interior views of an unnamed cathedral. This collection seems to have come from two or three sets. The presence of a high-wheeler bicycle, plus the fashions shown, indicate an 1880s shooting. Gary Edwards, in The Internat... View more info

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Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane

By: Le SAGE, Alain Rene.

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: 52386


Le SAGE, ALAIN RENE. Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane, Paris: J.J. Dubochet, 1838. Quarto, later edition, pp. 829. marbled paper-covered boards half-bound in morocco, about 600 illustrations by Jean Gigoux including frontispiece and two title pages. All text in French. "This later edition of Gil Blas, one of several, testifies to the vast popularity of Gigoux's illustrations," says Gordon Ray in The Art of the French Illustration Book, 215. Gigoux reportedly had a l... View more info