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Kunstgewerbliches Sendschreiben; Die Kunst und die Schönheit der Erde; Ein paar Winke über das Musterzeichnen;

By Morris, William

Leipzig: Hermann Seemann Nachfolger, 1901. 4 volumes bound together: Kunstgewerbliches Sendschreiben 1901 (24 pp.); Die Kunst und die Schönheit der Erde 1901 (31 pp.); Ein paar Winke über das Musterzeichnen 1902 (50 pp.); Wahre und falsche Gesellschaft 1902 (46 pp.); Letterpress printed on paper of Berthold Siegismund, Leipzig, and composed and printed by E. Haberland, Leipzig. Bound throughout in their original places are the colophons and original advertising. Green Cloth with gilt lettering, Corners bumped, rubbing on extremities. Price sticker damage to ffep. Some foxing to the initial leaves of the first 1901 imprint, the 1902 imprints have age toning that the 1901 imprints do not have. M. Schwabe, Julius Zeitler, translators. . Cloth. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$200.00

Contemporary British Poetry - An Anthology, TriQuarterly 21

Chicago: Northwestern University, 1971. pp. 338. Like new but for two nearly invisible bumps to wraps. This issue was 'not for sale outside the continental United States.' Includes D. M. Thomas, David Jones, Anselm Hollo, Hugh MacDiarmid, Ken Smith, Basil Bunting, Peter Whigham, Charles Tomlinson, Lee Harwood, Ted Hughes, John Daniel, Christopher Middleton John Montague, George MacBeth, Harry Guest, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Nathaniel Tarn, Gael Turnbull, TomRaworth, Roy Fisher, Matthew Mead, Christopher Logue, Gavin Bantock. All poetry but for the foreword by John Matthias and the introduction by Peter Jay.. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.00

One Million Islands for Sale: A guide to more than one million islands for sale or for rent around the shores and in the lakes of the United States and Canada
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One Million Islands for Sale: A guide to more than one million islands for sale or for rent around the shores and in the lakes of the United States and Canada

By Froman, Robert

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1953. xiv, 235 pp. Dust soiling to top of pages, and a dull spot on otherwise unspoiled front board. Dust jacket all-present with a few small tears and one-two inch reparable tear, and some rubbing. Collectible. Contents: Islands for Sale; Islands of the Maritime Provinces; Islands of Ontario and Quebec; Coastal Islands of New England; Lake Islands of New England; The Thousand Islands and Others in New York State and Southeastern Ontario; Coastal Islands from Connecticut to Virginia; South Sea Islands--North Carolina to Texas; Lake Islands of the Mid-continent; West Coast Islands; Coastal Islands of British Columbia and Alaska; Appendices: Naming Your Island; Public Lands of the United States; United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Maps; Electric Power; Boat Prices; Boat Builders; Index. Waldron Island, Washington; The author is grateful for the help of, and thanks islanders, including Hon. John Foster Dulles, of Inner Green Island, Maine; Wallace Island, British Columbia; Cook Island, Florida; Pine Island, Maine; Maine Duck Island, Ontario; Hay Island, Connecticut; Seminole Island, Ohio; Outer Spectacle Island, Maine; Liberty Island, California; St. Catherine's Island, South Carolina; Governor's Island, Connecticut. . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$26.00

The Children of the Bible: as examples, and as warnings
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The Children of the Bible: as examples, and as warnings

By Caulkins, Frances M

150 Nassau Street, New York: American Tract Society 52 pp. + adv. Blindstamped cloth with gilt titles on spine. A curved depression and associated stain to front board, causing a curve in bottom of spine with short tears to cloth, otherwise light wear to corners of boards. A dampstain of bottom third to half extends throughout volume causing browning. P.O. inscription on ffep., which has a 1-inch piece torn out. 6 plates, sharp, nicely inked, possibly missing frontis. With all its faults, still a pleasing volume. Sixteen stories: Ishmael, Moses, Samuel, Obediah, The Forty-two Wicked Children of Bethel, Naaman's Little Maid, Joash, Josiah, Jeremiah, Daniel and his Three Companions, Jesus Christ, The Daughter of Jairus, Little Children Brought to Christ, Children of the Temple, John the Baptist, Timothy. ''And he went up from thence unto Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and siad unto him, Go up, thou bald head! Go up, thou bald head! And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she-bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.''-- 2 Kings, 2:23,24'' ''Who would not sleep on Jacob's stone, / Might Jacob's dream be given? / The Lord stood on his burning throne, / And angels throng'd the way to heaven. // With trembling awe he rose and stood, An altar rais'd, and worshipp'd there: / And call'd it Bethel--House of God, / The gate of heaven--the house of prayer. / In later times, a city spread / Its shade around that hallow'd stone; / But there no heavenly vision led / The spirit upward to the throne.''-- from ''Sinful Language Displeasing to God.''. Blindstamped Cloth. Good-. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$32.00

Completely Copland: The New York Philharmonic Celebrates Aaron Copland
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Completely Copland: The New York Philharmonic Celebrates Aaron Copland

New York: New York Philharmonic, 1999. 47 pp. Wraps are rubbed at edges, inside fine. Many wonderful pictures of Copland and others. Contents: Carlos Moseley: Fanfare for the Uncommon Man, Chairman Emeritus, former Managing Director and President of the New York Philharmonic, salutes Aaron Copland; Michael Steinberg: The Voice of America, Aaron Copland didn't just define American music in this century--in many ways he embodied it; Copland: 100 Years: A timeline tracing the history of Copland's connection to the philharmonic, compiled by the staff of the New York Philharmonic Archives; Vivian Perlis: The Man Behind the Music: We all know the music--but what of the spirit behind the scores; Leonard Bernstein: ''Aaron and Moses'': Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland shared a friendship that began in 1937 and ran through the rest of their lives. In 1975, to mark Copland's 75th birthday, Bernstein wrote an appreciation of his friend and colleague; Completely Copland: A complete listing of all the Completely Copland events--concerts, discussions, lectures, screenings, and more; On Copland: Quotes from the people who knew the composer and from performers in the Completely Copland celebration appear throughout, complied and edited by Robert Sherman, including Kurt Masur, Deborah Borda, Marilyn Horne, William Warfield, Thomas Stacy, Stanley Drucker, Andre Previn, Marin Alsop, Leo Smit, Ned Rorem, Michael Borikin, Verna Fine, Peter G. Davis, David Diamond, Garrick Ohlsson, David Raksin, and Leslie B. Dunner. Wonderful illustrations in addition to many photos of the composer include Kostelanetz's score for A Lincoln Portrait, signed not only by Copland, but several people who narrated: Carl Sandburg, Mayor John Linsay, Marian Anderson, E. G. Marshall, and Walter Cronkite, and a Hirschfeld portrait. . Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.00

Cancionero Popular Americano: 75 Canciones de las Republicas Americanas
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Cancionero Popular Americano: 75 Canciones de las Republicas Americanas

Washington, D.C.: Union Panamericana, 1950. 127 pp. 75 songs are presented in simple piano arrangements with lyrics between staves. Adios, florecita blanca, Mi carino, Adelita, Mi dicha lejana, E1Aguinaldo, Mi pollera , Amenca, The Beautiful, Naci en la cumbre, Bainyin, Old Folks at Home, Angelique, o!, Pajarillo barranqueno, El arroyo que murmura, EI palito, Ay ay ay!, La paloma, Ay! Mama Ines!, La pampa y la puna, Ay tituy, Pobre corazon, Caminito, La pastora, Caminito de tu casa, La perica, Cancion del marinero hondureno, Po ru beso de tu boca, Cantemos, cantemos, Punto guanacasteco, Cana dulce, Quiereme mucho, El carbonero, Quisieria, A casinha pequenina, La pupusera, Cielito lindo, Rio-Rio, La cumparsita, Romance de mi destino, Las cuatro milpas, La rosa y el clavel, Chacarera, Roseas flores d'alvorada, Cholita, Al rumor de las selvas hondurenas, Dixie, El San Pedro, Esta nocha serena, Santa Marta, Estilo, Serenata, El dia que yo noce, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Guarare, La golondrina, Al son de la mangulina, Hojita de guarumal, El torito, Guabina chiquinquirena, Tu, He venido a despedirme, El torito, Home on the Range, Tutu maramba, Imbabura, Vamos a la mar, India, Ven, dulce amado mio, El manisero, Venid pastorci1los, Margarito Punzo, Vidalita, Maringa, La yunsita, Meu limao, meu limoeiro, and La zamba de Vargas. From Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estados Unidos, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Republica Dominicana, Uruguay, and Venezuela.. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.00

Croquis: Cuaderno de Documentos Artisticos--Notas y Apuntes Septiembre, 1940, No. 3
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Croquis: Cuaderno de Documentos Artisticos--Notas y Apuntes Septiembre, 1940, No. 3

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1940. 66 pp. Some chips from wraps, soiling. Toned throughout. Nudes, Cartoons, El Artes segun Leo Tolstoi; Argentinian composer Juan Jose Castro. Bali: Los Ninos, las mujeres, las ceremonias nupciales. De cayena a los Andes. Leandre Charles Lucien. 'Del natural, teatrales, cinematograficos, de viajes, literarios, humoristicos, etc.'. Wraps. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.00

XXXII [32] Ballades in Blue China
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XXXII [32] Ballades in Blue China

By Lang, Andrew

London: Kegan Paul & Trench & Co, 1885. A reprint in smaller format than the first edition. Printed by the Chiswick Press. 12mo. Beveled green cloth with gilt stamping is worn at extremities. Overall a very charming impression. Title page in blue with a china mark reproduced below the title. The previous owner's signature, William J. De Forest, Oxford, 1896 on ffep. Dedicated to Austin Dobson. Contents, the 32 Ballades and one Dizain, plus 14 verses and translations. "Theocritus! thou canst restore / The pleasant years, and over-fleet; / With thee we live as men of yore, / We rest where running waters meet; / And then we turn unwilling feet / And seek the world—so must it be— / We may not linger in the heat / Where breaks the blue Sicilian sea!" . Cloth. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$36.99

White Christmas
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White Christmas

By Bailey, Margaret Emerson

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1931. 73 pp. Some rubbing on corners, lettering on spine fading. else very nice. Signed by the author on FFEP, New Canaan, October 1931. Frontis a pleasant drawing of a barn in winter by Bailey. Betrayed perhaps by a now overly tongued title, the poetry is crisp and musical, as in 'Dead Language': 'Romance now is a dead language / We spoke long ago. / Since it has become archaic, / Let us use it so / That the lovely words seem coolings / From a lava flow, / Each averted like the profile / Of a cameo.' Or sealed with wit as in 'Irony': 'Poe stayed in Providence; / Forth he went / Friendless and destitute, / Improvident.'. Signed by Author. First Edition. Quarter Cloth. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$23.00

L'Art et les Artistes: Revue d'Art ancien, d'Art moderne, d'Art decoratif ; Numero 76, Avril 1927
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L'Art et les Artistes: Revue d'Art ancien, d'Art moderne, d'Art decoratif ; Numero 76, Avril 1927

Paris: Revue d'Art de France et de l'Etranger, 1927. pp. 217-252 + adv. Chipping to spine, soiling and pencil to wraps. Pages are attached but loosening. XXIe Annee--Sommaire du Numero 76: Maurice Quentin de la Tour (9 illus.)--Armand Dayot; Gaston Balande (7 illus.)--A. Schneeberger; Jose Gutierrez Solana (7 illus.)--Jean Cassou; L'Evolution de l'Architecture Moderne (9 illus.)--Ernest Tisserand; l'Actualite et la Curiosite: Paul Helen (2 illus.)--Les Expositions, Echoes des Arts.--Le Mouvement artistique a l'Etranger: Lettre d'Espagne.--Les Livres. En hors texte: J.-J. Rousseau Jeune, par La Tour. La Tour's portrait of Rousseau is laid in.. Wraps. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$23.00

Croquis: Cuaderno de Documentos Artisticos--Notas y Apuntes Julio, 1940, No. 2
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Croquis: Cuaderno de Documentos Artisticos--Notas y Apuntes Julio, 1940, No. 2

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1940. 66 pp. Some chips from wraps, soiling. Toned throughout. Nudes, Cartoons, Oscar Nicastro on Stradivarius. 'Del natural, teatrales, cinematograficos, de viajes, literarios, humoristicos, etc.'. Wraps. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.00

The Modern Italian Novel: From Manzoni to Svevo

By Pacifici, Sergio

Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1967. 199 pp. The bookplate of writer Helen Barolini on FFEP. Priced-clipped dj w/ short tears and rubbing. Treats the Background of the Modern Italian Novel; Alessandro Manzoni: The Historical Novel; Ippolito Nievo: History as Confessions; Emilio De Marchi: The Pathos of Existence; History as Novel: Federico De Roberto; The Tragic World of Verga's Primitives; Matilde Serao: The Chronicler of Memory; Between Mysticism and Science: Antonio Fogazzaro; Italo Svevo's Antiheroes, with a selected bibliography and index. . Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.00

Voices: A Memoir
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Voices: A Memoir

By Prokosch, Frederic

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983. 343 pp. A tiny 1/8'' tear and a bump to dj. 'Frederic Prokosch has written an uunusual and lyrical memoir of his life as novelist, poet, lepidopterist, squash racquets champion, wartime OWI agent, printer of private editions, world traveler. and--unexpectedly--inspired listener. The story starts with his childhood in Wisconsin and ends at his present country house in southern France. Voices, A Memoir is among other things a record of people talking. The talkers--some of the best of this century--are colorful, individual, sometimes eccentric, and always marvelous. This book is also a portrait of the artist who prompted, and was in part shaped by, these dialogues. In his childhood Prokosch heard and remembered the voices of Anna Pavlova, and of Thomas Mann, a friend of his father, Dr. Eduard Prokosch, noted professor of linguistics. During his youth in Paris the author exchanged words with Gertrude Stein and James Joyce; during his college days he spoke with Bill Tilden, Thomas Wolfe, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, Elinor Wylie, and Edna Millay; at King's College, Cambridge, he met A. E. Housman, Walter de la Mare, E. M. Forster, F. R. Leavis, and Guy Burgess; in London he met T. S. Eliot, Somerset Maugham, and Virginia Woolf. In Italy he encountered Ezra Pound, Mario Praz, George Santayana, Alberto Moravia, Bernard Berenson, Giorgio de Chirico, and Peggy Guggenheim; and in America, Thornton Wilder, W. H. Auden, Lady Cunard, Thomas Beecham, the Sitwells, Hannah Arendt, Isak Dinesen, Marianne Moore, and Vladimir Nabokov.' . First Edition, First Printing. Paper-covered Boards. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

Rob Roy and Old Mortality
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Rob Roy and Old Mortality

By Scott, Walter, Sir

London: George Routledge and Sons nd, ca. 1880s. 416/400 pp. 17 pp. adv. Two novels in one volume. From the series of the Waverly Novels sold as a set. Both novels complete with introductions, notes, and appendices. Red brick cloth, stamped with black on front board, black and gilt on (wide) spine, and blindstamped on back board. Some rubbing on corners but still a nice overall effect. . Decorative Cloth. Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$27.00

Catalogue of an Unusual Collection of Rare Books; Catalogue number 116
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Catalogue of an Unusual Collection of Rare Books; Catalogue number 116

New York: Scribner Book Store unpag., 388 items. Circa 1938 or 1939. Wrappers are bright, but much chipping where they extend beyond the text block, else the text is bright and unmarked. Overall a dramatic effect, faults not yet overwhelming the startling design. Interesting, relatively long descriptions of classic books from a legendary book store.. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.97