[Strip of 32 hand-colored costume plates from The Earth and Its Inhabitants]
[Nuremberg, Germany]: [Bauer Family], n.d. (ca 1840). (32 accordion pages). Approximately 1 3/4 x 1 7/8". Paper folder and modern cloth-covered slipcase holds 32 accordion pages, unfolded in concertina fashion, first page tipped in and slightly chipped, several old repairs to the reverse of the strip, all pages show a hand-colored engraved figure in national costume with title in English, German, and French, in very good condition. Likely from "The Earth and Its Inhabitants" which would have been housed in a box with a fine pocket globe. A facsimile globe has been included here.
Attributed to the Bauer family of German globe makers, this very scarce item was intended as an educational toy, produced for the English and European markets. The figures include: Sandwich Islander, Newsealander, Peruvian, Mexican, Eskimos, Caraibe, Iroquese, Greenlander, Calmuck, Tartar, Armenian, Laplander, Turk, Grecian, Russian, Hungarian, Egyptian, Nubian, Negro, Hottentot, Kurgese, Chinese, Arabian, Persian, Tyrolese, Austrian, Italian, Spaniard, Portuguese, Scotchman, Frenchman, and Englishman.
Zion's Bank or Bible Promises Secured to All Believers. Improved Edition
New York: Taylor & Gould, (Ca 1860's). 1 1/4 x 2". 14 pp. Red paper plain wrap-around enclosure; Black paper cover with some wear and faded lettering, gift inscription on inside front cover page, otherwise in very good condition.
A miniature religious book from the American Tract Society, which primarily produced Christian literature meant for the juvenile audience.
Canada: Harlequin, 1975. Canadian Edition reprint, Harlequin paperback #958 in very good condition. Slight crease in front cover and minimal spine bumping, minor tanning of pages but tight binding.
You Can't Eat Mount Ranier!
Portland, OR: Binfords & Mort, 1955. Hardcover, First edition, 5 1/2 x 8 3/4", 134 pp, INSCRIBED by author, dust jacket in good condition with some chipping, wear and missing small bits, blue cloth over boards with navy lettering, illustrations throughout, some foxing, bright yellow pages, very good condition.
A humorous book that introduces recipes from Seattle restaurants ranging from "plain-but-cozy to the elegante-and-expensive." Recipes come from chefs and bartenders alike and there are editorial features that discuss dining out, seafood of the local area, and the colorful Pike Place Market, which is still in operation to this day.
Dallas, TX: Somesuch Press, 1978. 24 pp. 2 1/4 x 3"; LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this being #152. Blue cloth over boards with paper title pasted-down on blind stamped rectangle on front cover, woodcut by Barry Moser, signed by the publisher Harold McGrath on the colophon, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Somesuch Press 3)
"Yes, Virginia" is about the famous letter sent to the editor of the New York Sun by a little girl of eight and his subsequent answer to the question of "Is there a Santa Claus". A lovely and inspiring story for the Christmas season.
WWII Map - The Trek of the 5th Armored
[Germany]: Division of Engineers, 1945. Approx. 27 x 13 1/2", oblong. Single sheet, lightly curled, some creases but no tears, a small bit of foxing, otherwise in very good condition.
Published in Germany as a souvenir by the 669th Engineers, this interesting and historical map commemorates the United States 5th Armored Division, detailing their push through Europe. Map also includes dates and location of Army Corp and Divisions across Europe. Activated in Kentucky in 1941, the division was not initially involved in the D-Day landings, but was finally shipped across the channel and onto Utah Beach on 24 July 1944. It was committed to combat on 2 August as part of XV Corps of Patton’s 3rd Army. The unit swept between Coutances and St Lo, across the Selune River thus starting the division’s 300-mile exploitation behind the German 7th Army. (ref: 5ad.org)
Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Company, 1927. 95 pp. 6 x 9"; Illustrated dust jacket has really minor wear, a small tear to the back cover, in near fine condition; Illustrated boards with black cloth spine, beautiful full-color illustrations throughout including some fantastic endpapers, some rubbing to bottom edges of book and a little only at the top, otherwise a lovely copy in very good + condition.
Johnny Gruelle (1880 - 1938), was an American children's book author, comics author, illustrator, and political cartoonist. He is probably best known for his Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy dolls and books.
Women: A Collaboration of Artists and Writers
New York: Samual M. Kootz Editions, 1948. Approximately 11 x 15". Gray paper wrap with Title on cover, chipped and creased - especially on the corners, glue marks on each flap as a result of the manufacturing process, in good condition. Plain cardboard covers show similar edge wear as covers, previous owners name on front free endpaper which has bled slightly onto the title page, some foxing, tipped in photographic reproductions of artwork on loose sheets, complete, in very good conditon.
A nice collection of modern artists who have painted women, along with modern writers on the same subject with an introduction by the publisher, Samual M. Kootz. Artist list includes: Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Fernand Leger, William Baziotes, Romare Bearden, Byron Browne, Adolph Gottlieb, David Hare, Hans Hoffman, Carl Holty, and Robert Motherwell. A very beautiful collection.
Why Paint Cats: the Ethics of Feline Aesthetics
Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2002. First edition, fifth printing, 9 1/2 x 11"; 96 pp., Rigid cover, illustrated throughout with color photographs by Heather Busch; very good condition.
A follow-up to their popular book "Why Cats Paint", this book explores the practice of using cats as canvas, from centuries old Eastern traditions to popularly respected moden day artists.Topics explored encompass the ethical treatment of animals, transmoggificationism, and neo-totemism. "A work that will be truly inspiring for some and deeply disturbing for others." U.K. Cat Weekly.
When Molly Was in the Hospital
Rayve 1994 first hardcover printing. Nice to have a book inscribed by both author and illustrator. Book is tight and square. No dust jacket. Cover is bright, with minimal edge wear and corner bumping. Interior is clean, no bookstore stamps or writing.