San Francisco: Astro*Carto*Graphy, 1976. Paperback. Illustrations by Michael S. Moore. 8vo. Tan pictorial wrappers. 47pp. Line drawings. Near fine. Probable sole edition.
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Galena, IL: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, 2012. NOT a book, but a unique 18" beveled wooden ruler with metal edge. Inch measurements printed in black and every book size from "Miniature" to "Folio" printed in bold red for instant identification. Varnished for durability. Tired of guessing whether that...
Philadelphia: Matthew Carey, 1803. Hardcover. 16mo. Rebound in grey cloth. iv, 210pp. Binding (new) fine, original text block good plus. Minor corner chipping to first couple pages, else handsome and with minor average age toning. Nice biographical dictionary, and a nifty little edition from the noted Philly publisher.
Pleasantville, NY: The Reader's Digest Association, 1973. Hardcover. 4to. Red paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 303pp. Numerous color illustrations. Near fine/near fine. First edition. Entertaining collection of holiday history, literature, and customs.
London: Octopus Books, 1974. Hardcover. Foreword by Emrys Jones. 4to. Blue decorated paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 400pp. Color frontispiece, numerous color illustrations, maps, color pictorial endpapers. Very good/near fine. First British edition.
Lahr in Baden, Germany: Moriz Schauenburg, n.y. Hardcover. 48mo. Patterned green paper over boards with gilt lettering, slipcase. (Ca. 350pp). Color frontispiece, 2 full-page color plates, floral endpapers. Near fine/very good. Faintest of slipcase edgewear. A tight and lovely copy of this undated (but circa 1910) daily quotation collection, entirely...
Hobert, Australia: Platypus Publications, 1966. Hardcover. 12mo. Grey buckram spine and yellow paper over boards. (3pp), 36pp. Decorative endpapers. Near fine. Inscribed by the publisher. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies and 30 presentation copies. This is one of the presentation copies, inscribed on the limitation page to "Mr. R.G....
Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1979. Hardcover. Folio. Green buckram, pictorial dust jacket. 208pp. Color frontispiece, numerous color illustrations, numerous color maps, tables. Near fine/near fine. First edition.
New York: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, n.y., [ca. 1930]. Paperback. Small 8vo. Stiff pictorial wrappers. 32pp. Line drawings, charts. Very good. Slightest bit of outer wrapper wear. No printing indicated or suggested. A charming period piece.
Cambridge: Harvard Educational Review, 1974. Hardcover. Small 4to. Yellow cloth, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. viii, 391pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, tables. Very good/very good. First edition. Collection of scholarly essays on children's rights, including a notable contribution by Hillary Rodham (pre-Clinton).
London: Suttaby, Fox, & Suttaby, 1828. Hardcover. 16mo. Quarter burgundy calf with gilt spine lettering and raised bands and marbled paper over boards. viii, 408pp, 12pp. Very good. Faint binding edgewear at extremities; light even age toning to text block. Quite tight and exceptionally handsome copy of this annual compilation...
N.p. N.p., n.y., [ca. 1950?]. Paperback. Folio. Stiff green pictorial wrappers with black reinforced spine. (Ca. 150pp). Very good. Pages slightly age toned. Just what it says -- a blank scrap book, completely unmarked and untouched and bibliographically cryptic. Front wrapper reproduces a Currier and Ives scene of a Southern.....
Pforzheim: Verlag der Volkstumlichen Bucherei, n.y. Hardcover. 12mo. Blue cloth over bevel-edged boards with gilt lettering and borders. 142pp, (1p ad). All edges gilt. Decorative endpapers, decorative blue page borders. Near fine. A superb, bright and tight and fresh later printing (19th - 30th thousand) of this collection of old.....
Newark: The J.R. Watkins Company, 1941. Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth (metal spiralbound), dust jacket. 246pp, (26pp). Color illustrations (all depicting -- you guessed it! -- Watkins brand cleaning products). Very good/very good. Clean, tight, handsome first edition. Jacket verso shows nifty artist's rendering of the massive Watkins factory.
London: W.H. Allen, 1954. Hardcover. 8vo. Red paper over boards, dust jacket. 149pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Very good/very good. Slight jacket edgewear. Tight, nice firsts edition. YOUNG 43.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, . Paperback. 8vo. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. x, 357pp. Illustrations. Near fine. A tight and pristine third printing of this collection of essays about Oxford and Cambridge's legendary instructors.
New York: The Viking Press, 1960. Hardcover. 8vo. Orange and black cloth, pictorial dust jacket. 178pp. Near fine/very good. Minor jacket edgewear. Attractive, tight first edition of this supposed autobiography of a London prostitute. Rumor has it that Jonathan Gash of "Lovejoy" fame authored it, but he denies this.
Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1961. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth, pictorial dust jacket. xi, 444pp, xxii. Maps. Near fine/very good. Slightest bit of mild wear to jacket -- else an exceptionally tight, clean, handsome first edition -- part of editor Allan Nevins and Howard M. Ehrmann's "University...
Boston: Beacon Press, . Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth spine and purple paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xviii, 205pp. Fine/fine. Tight and superb first edition of this study of kids in the "juvie" system. Nicely inscribed and signed by the author in blue ballpoint on the title page: "6/97...
New York: Saturday Review Press, 1973. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth spine and cream paper over boards, dust jacket. 247pp. Near fine/near fine. Handsome first edition. "The Immodest Confessions of the World's Best Jewel Thief."
Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1979. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth, price-clipped dust jacket. ix, 307pp. Map endpapers. Near fine/very good. Tight, clean first edition.
Boston: Extending Horizon Books, 1970. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth, pictorial dust jacket. vii, 165pp, (3pp ads). Near fine/very good. Faintest jacket edgewear. A tight and handsome first edition.
Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1975. Paperback. 4to. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers. 208pp. Numerous illustrations. Very good. Mildest of edgewear. Tight, attractive first edition of this guide on how to recycle just about anything. Kinda weird.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1965. Hardcover. Small 4to. Tan cloth, dust jacket. 238pp. Very good/very good. Minor jacket edgewear; first two text pages bear several neat ink underlinings. Tight, nice first edition.
New York: Collier Books, 1974. Paperback. Small 8vo. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers. xiii, 105pp. Line drawings, charts, graphs, maps. Near fine. Third printing of this popular 1973 how-to -- tight, clean, nice.