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Picturesque Palestine Sinai and Egypt
By Colonel Sir Charles W. Wilson (Edited by). London: J. S. Virtue & Co, 1881-1884. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete 4 volume set. Numerous engravings on steel and wood - 42 steel engraved plates, based on original drawings by Harry Fenn and J.D. Woodward and here skillfully engraved by C. Bertrand, E. Brandard and others, all printed on heavy paper, with plain paper guards. 576 wood-engravings many of which are full-page. Gilt edges and gilt and black embossing on chestnut bevelled boards. Tight bindings, new endpapers.
Foxe's Book Of Martyrs
Edited by Dr A. Clarke. Being A History Of The Persecution Of The Protestants; London: The London Printing And Publishing Company, circa mid 1800's. 1/2 Leather. Very Good. 'Carefully Compiled From Original Documents In The Government State-Paper Offices, And Known As The "Acts And Monuments" Of The Christian Church.' Marble boards, edges and endpapers, front endpaper has library sticker from St Marks, Canberra, Goulburn Diocesan Library and noted as a 'spare'. 1/2 leather. Leather spine has five raised bands with title and ornate gilt design (see photo). Some foxing to first few leaves, 984 pages, 27 steel engraved plates, contents Book I - IX plus Appendix. A very tight and good copy.
The Just So Song Book
Being the Songs from Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories Set to Music by Edward German by Rudyard Kipling (Set to Music by Edward German). Macmillan, 1927. Original Cloth Covered Boards. Good. 12 songs. Red cloth boards with strong black relief design. This edition appears to be a US edition. On the reverse of the title page is printed 'Copyright in the United States of America 1930'. The final song in this volume is 'Rolling Down to Rio', which, purportedly, is a substitute in the American version for 'I've Never Sailed the Amazon', which appears in the UK edition.
The Spirit of Praise
A Collection of Hymns Old and New. London: F.Warne & Co, c1860's. Decorative Gilt Hardcover. Very Good. Engraved and illustrated by the Dalziel Brothers, Camden Press.
The Traveller by Oliver Goldsmith
London, 1851. First edition. Good. Illustrated for the Art Union of London with 30 engraved plates by leading artists, from wood engravings by J.Thompson, W.T.Green, J.W.Whymper, G.Dalziel, E.Dalziel, &c. after the designs of C.Stanfield, J.Leech, E.H.Corbould, W.L.Leitch, E.M.Ward & others. . Original cloth spine and cream boards. First Edition with these Illustrations. Plates loosely inserted, all present. (31 plates including duplicated plate XI as frontispiece)
All About Chicago
By John Ashenhurst and Ruth L. Ashenhurst. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1933. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good Brodart Covered. With Woodcuts by C. Turzak. Octavo. Boards as new original red cloth stamped in black in publisher's art deco dust-jacket, dj chipped (see photos).
Mrs Raffles by John Kendrick Bangs
Mrs. Raffles : Being The Adventures Of An Amateur Crackswoman. Narrated by Bunny. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1905. First edition. Pictorial Boards. Very Good. Illustrated by Albert Levering. Binding tight, clean inside. gift inscription on endpaper.
Milton's Paradise Lost
By Robert Vaughan (Edited by). London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1894. Good. Gustave Dore. Illustrated by Gustave Dore with notes and life of Milton by Robert Vaughan.
Told By Uncle Remus: New Stories Of The Old Plantation
By Joel Chandler Harris. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1905. Hardcover. Very Good +. This is a very clean copy, binding is very tight red silk cloth, green title and sub-title with black rabbit graphic between, blue end papers, clean unmarked ff papers. A beautiful collectible. Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1845 – July 3, 1908) was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, and spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution.Harris led two significant professional lives. Editor and journalist Joe Harris ushered in the New South alongside Henry W. Grady, stressing regional and racial reconciliation during and after the Reconstruction era. Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, recorded many Brer Rabbit stories from the African-American oral tradition and revolutionized children's literature in the process.
Catalogo De Construcciones Religiosas Del Estado De Hidalgo
Mexico City: Talleres Graficos de la Nacion, 1940. Wraps. Very Good. Publisher: Talleres Graficos de la Nacion 1940, Mexico City First Edition Large folios,36 x 24 cm x 6cm thick each volume, in 2 vols. These are very big tomes, unbound in original graphic wraps. Limited to 2000 copies. Beautifully-produced inventory of church architecture in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Includes a profusion of architectural renderings -- floor-plans, profiles, frontal views, architectural details, etc. Well over 700 colonial era churches described. This is a production of the Talleres Graficos de la Nacion, and in every way lives up to the high production values of their work.
Panama and the Canal
Syndicate Publishing Company, 1913. First edition. Hardcover. Good. E J. Read and Gordon Grant. Profusely illustrated with over 600 photographs taken specially for this book, and one folded map. Watercolours by E J. Read and Gordon Grant. Red cloth with colour paper illustration paste down on cover. Corners frayed a little. Good tight copy.
New York: Time Inc, June 1931. Stiff Wraps. Very Good. Time Inc. New York. June 1931. Front cover art by Fred Ludekens, rear cover has Lucky Strike ad. Packed with photos & illustrations including Margaret Bourke-White photos for article on Niagra Hudson Power with full color, full page map of power in the Eastern U.S. Nice portfolio of railroad locomotives by Sheldon Pennoyer and article, "The Trout Fisherman", with fish, flies and fishermen illustrated in color. Usual great auto, boat, airplane & architectural ads including Douglas Aircraft amphibian, The Reo-Royale and the La Salle.
New York: Time Inc, December 1931. Stiff Wraps. Very Good. Time Inc. New York. December 1931. Front cover depicts a lumber train, rear cover has Texaco ad. Automobile Selling, 1932 Statistics, The Dealer, Competitors; Servants, Census; Taxation; Rockefellers in Finance, House of John D, House of William; Emeralds, As Investments; Buckham Photographs; history of the Long Depression (1893-97); Buckner; Procter & Gamble; Off the Record; Faces of the Month. ; J. P. Morgan; George M. Pullman; Andrew Carnegie; etc.; Rio de Janeiro;
New York: Time Inc, July 1931. Stiff Wraps. Good. Time Inc. New York. July 1931. Front cover illus is of 3 tug boats manuvering a ship into dock, NYC; Rear cover has full page, full colour Lincoln Deitrich Convertible Sedan Ad. 128p; Vol 4 #1; though some advertisement are b/w, beautiful color design using pink, blue, yellow, maroon, green, red, purple, & metallic such as silver; articles: Mr. Chadbourne Make a Plan - Argonauts Co, sugar in Cuba, with portrait of him in color by Ernest Hamlin Baker; Newspaper in Color -plan of Chicago Tribune to begin print in color, Col. McCormick, with color reproduction of William Caxton, 1st English printer (c.1422-1491) at his press by Vivian Forbes; U.S. Dollars Abroad - with 3 full page color maps of American Foreign Investments; Mr. Baker's Bank; Ambassadors of USA, with brief bios of 15, photos; Steel II: Raw Materials in Costly Motion with color maps & b/w photos by Margaret Bourk-White;