By the Book

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The Abecedarian Book, 1964 1st Edition
VINTAGE
$199.00
The Abecedarian Book, by Charles W. Ferguson. Little, Brown and Company, 1964. Hardcover, illustrations introducing each letter of the alphabet. First edition, 131 pages. A classic of mid century design, this alphabet book of big words is "for adults with the curiosity of children and for children with the capacity of adults." A scarce edition. Edge wear to dust jacket, two small inked numbers on first blank page.
 
Scavullo on Men, 1st Ed
VINTAGE
N.P.Trent Antiques
Scavullo on Men, 1st Ed
$79.00
Scavullo on Men by Francesco Scavullo. New York: Random House, 1977. Stated first edition hardcover with dust jacket. 185 pp. Joint authorship with Bob Colacello and Sean Byrnes. A book of portraits of 50 famous men: rock stars, surgeons, athletes, politicians, businessmen and cowboys, each with intimate conversations. Some of the 50 stars are Kris Kristofferson, Norman Mailer, Bruce Jenner, the Fonz, George Plimpton, Ravi Shankar, and Karl Lagerfeld. Wear to dust jacket.
 
Sunderland Pottery
VINTAGE
N.P.Trent Antiques
Sunderland Pottery
$79.00
Sunderland Pottery Edited by J. C. Baker. London: Thomas Reed Publications, 1984. 5th Ed 136p softcover. This book covers the Wearside Pottery Industry and the history of the potteries: Bridge or Jericho Pottery; Burnside's Pottery; Deptford or Ball's Pottery; High Southwick Pottery; Low Ford or Dawson's Pottery; North Hylton Pottery; Newbottle Potteriesseaham Potteru; Sheepford's or Rickaby's Pottery; Silksworth Pottery; Southwick or Scott's Pottery; St Bede's Pottery; and Sunderland Pottery.
 
Frederick Law Olmsted, S/3
VINTAGE
N.P.Trent Antiques
Frederick Law Olmsted, S/3
$265.00
Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted. 1822 to 1852 Vol. 1, by Charles Beveridge and Charles McLaughlin. Baltimore: John Hopkins U Press, 1977. First edition hardcover with dust jacket. 6.5" x 9.5". Frederick Law Olmsted's New York by Elizabeth Barlow. NY: Praeger Pub., 1972. First edition hardcover with dust jacket. 10" x 7.75". Frederick Law Olmsted and the American Environmental Tradition by Albert Fein. NY: Geo. Braziller, 1972. First printing softcover. 7.25" x 10". Two volumes have owner's name.
 
Starring Fred Astaire
VINTAGE
Stone Soup Books
Starring Fred Astaire
$45.00
Starring Fred Astaire by Stanley Green and Burt Goldblatt. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1973. First edition, includes dust jacket. Dust jacket has small tears.
 
English Furniture Decoration, 1st Ed
VINTAGE
$99.00
English Furniture, Decoration, Woodwork, & Allied Arts From the last half of the 17th Century to the Early Part of the 19th Century by Thomas Strange. NY: Bonanza Books, 1950. 1st Ed thus reprint of his famous late 19th-century book with dust jacket. 368 pp.The chronological development of domestic architecture and furniture design. Black-and-white line drawings showing variations on furniture and furnishing styles with 3500 illustrations. Light wear to dust jacket, spine sunned, owner's name.
 
English Furniture of the 18th-C., 1st Ed
VINTAGE
$79.00
English Furniture of the Eighteenth Century by David Nickerson. NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1963. First edition with illustrated cover, no dust jacket was issued. 128 pp. Describes not only what was made during the 18th century, but how, why, for whom and by whom it was made. Includes designers: William Kent, Robert Adam, Thomas Chippendale and Thomas Sheraton. With numerous illustrations in color and black and white. Prior owner's name, light soiling on cover.
 
Fireside Book of Folk Songs with Guitar
VINTAGE
$125.00
Fireside Book of Folk Songs, selected and edited by Margaret Bradford Boni. Simon & Schuster, 1947. Hardcover, 500 color pictures by Alice and Martin Provensen. Seventeenth printing, 323 pages. New edition with guitar chords. Arranged for piano and guitar by Norman Lloyd. Small tear and light age wear to dust jacket.
 
Colonial Williamsburg, 1st Ed
VINTAGE
$79.00
Colonial Williamsburg by Philip Kopper. NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1986. First edition. Hardcover with jacket. 320 pp. An illustrated view of the restored 18th-century colonial town of Williamsburg, Virginia. In 1902, with the vision of Reverend W.A.R. Goodman and John D. Rockefeller Jr., the restoration of the capital city began as precursor to the preservation movement. The book shows the town's restored gardens, townscapes, period furniture, architecture and some the holdings of its museums.
 
Marigold Garden
VINTAGE
Artifax Antiques
Marigold Garden
$169.00
Marigold Garden by Kate Greenaway. London: Frederick Warne and Co., circa 1885. Green illustrated board binding; each page includes color illustrations and poems by the renowned illustrator Kate Greenaway. Edge wear, corner wear, and small losses at cover corners.
 
Anatole, 1956
VINTAGE
Brandywine Bookshop
Anatole, 1956
$135.00
Anatole, by Eve Titus. McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1956. Hardcover, illustrations on each page in black and white or color by Paul Galdone. First Book Club Edition, 32 pages. Wear to dust jacket. Interior pages are in like-new condition.
 
Winter's Tale, 1942
VINTAGE
The Montecito Collection
Winter's Tale, 1942
$195.00
Winter's Tale by Isak Dinesen. New York: Random House, 1942. Hardcover with dust jacket. 313 pp. Former owner's name and address inside front cover. Minor age wear.
 
California Architecture
VINTAGE
The Montecito Collection
California Architecture
$55.00
California Architecture: Historic American Buildings Survey by Sally B. Woodbridge. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1988. Hardcover with dust jacket. First edition. 274 pages. Minor cover wear.
 
In the Shadow of Man
VINTAGE
The Montecito Collection
In the Shadow of Man
$85.00
In the Shadow of Man by Jane van Lawick-Goodall. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1971. Hardcover with dust jacket has minor wear. First edition, fifth printing. 297 pages.
 
Haven's End
VINTAGE
Stone Soup Books
Haven's End
$29.00
Haven's End by John P. Marquand. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1950. Includes dust jacket. Dust jacket has tanned edges and rear panel.
 
National Gallery of Art
VINTAGE
The Montecito Collection
National Gallery of Art
$65.00
The National Gallery of Art by John Walker. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., circa 1975 (undated). Hardcover with dust jacket. Lavishly illustrated with 1120 plates, most in color. 696 pages. Minor wear consistent with age.
 
Zurich Switzerland Photo Book, 1896
VINTAGE
$149.00
Zurich, Switzerland book of 12 individual photographs of regional castles, monuments, various scenic views. Dresden, Germany: Rommler & Jonas, circa 1896. Red cloth binding with illustrated cover houses the photos. Shelf wear, age toning.
 
Days Off, 1907
VINTAGE
Brandywine Bookshop
Days Off, 1907
$65.00
Days Off, by Henry Van Dyke. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. Hardcover, eight full page illustrations in black and white. First edition, 322 pages. Edge wear to covers, erasures to first blank page.
 
History of Nasa
VINTAGE
Artifax Antiques
History of Nasa
$69.00
History of Nasa: America's Voyage to the Stars by John E and Nancy Dewaard. New York: Exeter Books, 1984. Black cloth binding, illustrated dust jacket. Shelf wear, creasing to dust jacket.
 
Mexican Architecture, 1st Ed
VINTAGE
$79.00
Mexican Architecture: The Work of Abraham Zabludovsky and Teodoro Gonzalez De Leon by Paul Heyer. NY: Walker and Company, 1978. These architects have worked alone, in partnership with each other and in collaboration with other architects to create an architecture that is widely respected for its concern and authority. Zabludovsky produced a large number of contemporary residential buildings and offices in Mexico City. 141 pages. Broadart cover. Light wear dust jacket.
 
Open Land
VINTAGE
Genesee River
Open Land
$35.00
Open Land by B. M. Bower. New york: Grosset and Dunlap, 1933. Includes dust jacket. Inscription by original owner inside front cover. 304 pages, dust jacket has edge wear and tears.
 
The Art of Arranging Flowers: Ikebana
VINTAGE
$119.00
The Art of Arranging Flowers: A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana by Shozo Sato. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1965. Hardcover without dust jacket as issued. Green malachite-like print cloth binding with gilded lettering. Illustrated with dozens of full color and hundreds of black-and-white illustrations. First edition. 366 pages. Light age wear.
 
Pompei
VINTAGE
Artifax Antiques
Pompei
$189.00
Pompei large format photo book with 36 photos, circa 1910. Published in Naples. Red embossed and illustrated heavy paper cover with cord binding. Edge wear, some tears to cover.
 
Luigi and the Long-Nosed Soldier
VINTAGE
$75.00
Luigi and the Long-Nosed Soldier by Louis Slobodkin. MacMillan Company, 1963. Hardcover, 18 illustrations in color, 18 in black and white. First printing, 36 pages. Lacking dust jacket. Former library possession with card pocket, tape marks, stamps.
 
Ann Can Fly
VINTAGE
Brandywine Bookshop
Ann Can Fly
$99.00
Ann Can Fly by Fred Phleger. Random House/Beginner Books, 1959. Hardcover, color illustrations on each of the 32 spreads by Robert Lopshire. First edition, 64 pages. Spine cover fragile, crayon mark to back endpapers.
 
American Indian Stories, Signed
VINTAGE
$445.00
American Indian Stories by Zitkala-Ša (Gertrude Bonnin). Hayworth Publishing House, 1921. Hardcover, author photo at title spread. Signed first edition, 195 pages. Zitkala-Ša was born on February 22, 1876 on the Yankton Indian Reservation in South Dakota to a Dakota mother and a European-American father. Until 1884 Zitkala-Ša lived on the reservation, when she was sent to a training school in Indiana. Foxing, bumped corners, marks. Penciled numbers to one page.
 
The Rover Boys at College
VINTAGE
Brandywine Bookshop
The Rover Boys at College
$45.00
The Rover Boys at College by Arthur M. Winfield. Grosset & Dunlap, 1910. Hardcover, one illustrations at title spread. First edition, 292 pages. Small nicks, marks to boards.
 
1945 World Series Tigers & Cubs Program
VINTAGE
$349.00
1945 World Series Tigers and Cubs Program. Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs, Briggs Stadium. Detroit Baseball Club, 1945. Game program with age toning, faint crease, edge wear.
 
The Hunter and the Whale
VINTAGE
Brandywine Bookshop
The Hunter and the Whale
$99.00
The Hunter and the Whale: A Tale of Africa, by Laurens van der Post. William Morrow & Company, 1967. Hardcover, first edition. 350 pages. Wear to dust jacket, price sticker on inside flap.
 
The Face of Monarchy, 1st Ed
VINTAGE
$59.00
The Face of Monarchy: British Royalty Portrayed by Richard Ormond. NY: E.P. Dutton, 1977. First edition hardcover with dust jacket. 207 pp. A pictorial essay of the history of royal portraiture including painting, sculpture, and photography. It extends from Holbein's portrait of Henry VIII to Annigoni's celebrated portrait of Elizabeth II. The development of the state portrait, and the role of the court painter. Minor wear to dust jacket, owner's signature.
 
The Prince of Pleasure, 1st Ed
VINTAGE
$99.00
The Prince of Pleasure and his Regency 1811-1820 by J.B. Priestley. NY: Harper & Row Publishers, 1969. First edition hardcover with dust jacket. 304 pp. The author describes the Prince Regent as a giant "spoilt child" who was a patron of the arts. He describes the Regency period as the time of the first waltzes, the first locomotives, and a time of great processions in uniform. Minor wear to dust jacket, owner's signature.
 
Aesop's Fables
VINTAGE
Artifax Antiques
Aesop's Fables
$49.00
Aesop's Fables in German. Published in Germany, 1940. Decorative paper binding and many black-and-white illustrations. Shelf wear.
 
Mary Blair's Little Verses
VINTAGE
Brandywine Bookshop
Mary Blair's Little Verses
$99.00
The Golden Book of Little Verses, by Miriam Clark Potter. Golden Press, 1968. Hardcover, illustrations in color on each page by noted Disney artist Mary Blair. First edition/fourth printing, 28 pages. Small marks to covers, peeling to bottom of spine.
 
No Picnic on Mount Kenya
VINTAGE
$89.00
No Picnic on Mount Kenya by Felice Benuzzi. London: William Kimber, 1952. Benuzzi was an Italian diplomat, climber, and international swimmer in a prisoner-of-war camp in East Africa. With two companions, he broke out to make an attempt to climb Mount Kenya, with only makeshift equipment and hoarded rations. Red cloth binding, illustrated dust jacket. Shelf wear, edge tears to dust jacket, previous owners book plate.
 
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