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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$50.00

Cosindas, Marie
Marie Cosindas: Polaroid Color Photographs
NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1966

Quarto. [12] pp; 10 color photographs; checklist of 85 photographs exhibited. Biographical sketch of the photographer, with appreciations by John Szarkowski, Perry T. Rathbone and Hugh Edwards; poem by Kirby Congdon. Original wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers moderately toned. Marie Cosindas (1923-2017) was an early pioneer of color photography; Max Eastman asked her to test a new product for its instant camera. This is the catalog for Maria Cosindas's first museum show, held at the Museum of Modern Art, April 12 - July 4, 1966 before traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, November 9 - December 11, 1966 and the Art Institute of Chicago, January 21 - March 5, 1967.
Inventory number #013918



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$35.00

Lees-Milne, James
The Bachelor Duke : William Spencer Cavendish 6th Duke of Devonshire 1790-1858
London: John Murray, 1991

First edition. Octavo. viii, 234 pp, with 25 b/w illustrations on 12 pp; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Newspaper clipping of Lees-Milne obituary laid in. VG/VG, a small stamped star on front free endpaper, else a fresh, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with short edge tear at top edge of front cover, minor wear at two corners. An inveterate host and indefatigable traveller, the Duke was also one of the greatest collectors of his age. He transformed Chatsworth into a palace of spectacular grandeur.
Inventory number #013915



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$50.00


Rand McNally Guide to Los Angeles and Environs
NY: Rand McNally & Company, 1925

Octavo. 237, (8)pp; b/w illustrations in the text; adverts. Illustrated paperback. Very good- covers detaching, small pull to top of spine, tear to map where it's attached to rear pastedown and some rub-through on outside fold. Scarce illustrated travel guide book.
Inventory number #013758



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$250.00

Cravath, Paul D.
Notes on the Cruise of Warrior in the Far East 1927
NY: Privately Printed, 1927

Octavo. ix, 179 pp; frontispiece; 17 b/w photo plates. Maps of the cruise on endpapers. Blue cloth-backed boards with paper labels on cover & spine, rough-cut edges. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, fore edge of illustrations page with some loss due to poor opening; light wear to spine ends and top corners, spine label a bit toned, top edge of text dusty. Overall, a solid copy of this uncommon book, a record of the honeymoon cruise of Mona Bismarck following her marriage to Harrison Williams, said to be the richest man in America at the time. Cravath, a guest on the trip, created this book as a public thank-you gift for his hosts. At the time, Williams' 'Warrior' was the largest, most expensive pleasure boat in the world.
Inventory number #013650



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Brecher, Kenneth S.
Too Sad to Sing: A Memoir With Postcards
NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988

First printing. Octavo. 118 pp; 8 pp of color plates & numerous b/w illustrations. Cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket has faint foxing on back f front panel, else bright with no faults.
Inventory number #013520



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$125.00

Cowles, Fleur, Editor
FLAIR Annual 1953
NY: Cowles Magazines, 1952

First edition. Folio. 229 pp; profusely illustrated in color & b/w, with many gatefolds & cutouts. Decorated red cloth with cutout in front board. Near FIne, a crisp, unmarked copy; original glassine jacket, edges chipped. A compilation of subjects -- art, fashion, culture, travel, gardens, music, personalities, etc. Published in book form in answer to the many queries Cowles received as to when/if the magazine would resume publication. It was the first and only annual published.
Inventory number #013277



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$600.00

Boswell, James
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson
London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1785

First edition (second state). Octavo. viii, 524, (1) pp, bound in full calf. VG-. Contains half-title and errata/announcement. I5, Q7, U6 are in the second state; E3, E4, M4 are cancels as described in Pottle 57. Measurements match the copy in the British Museum as recorded by Pottle. Bound in full calf, quite possibly the original binding. Rebacked in leather with titles applied. Rebacking is worn and rubbed, most noticeably on the hinges. Binding is firm and tight. Leaves are lightly toned with an occasional spot of foxing. Overall a very good copy. [Pottle 57] [Rothschild 458]
Inventory number #013229



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Early, Eleanor
NEW YORK HOLIDAY
NY: Rinehart & Co., 1950

First edition. Octavo. 376 pp; index. Black cloth with silver-lettered spine, no jacket. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; top & bottom of spine show light wear. More than a travel guide, the veteran writer gives a sense of the people and neighborhoods.
Inventory number #013104



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Chase, Ilka
FRESH FROM THE LAUNDRY
NY: Doubleday & Company, 1967

First edition (stated). Octavo. 230 pp; 24 pp of b/w photos by Norton Brown, author's husband; map on endpapers. Gilt-lettered cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with large chip at head of spine & small loss at tail, numerous tiny edge tears. Travel adventures in the Balkans.
Inventory number #012933



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00

Hotel Promotional Booklet
THE KITTATINNY. Delaware Water Gap, Monroe County, PA
Philadelphia: , 1900

Oblong quarto. [20] pp; numerous halftones. Color illustrated wrapper, silk cord tie. VG, clean & unmarked copy; covers lightly soiled at edges.
Inventory number #012895



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Diamant, Gertrude
THE DAYS OF OFELIA
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1942

Octavo. 226 pp; illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave II. Publisher's orange cloth with black lettering on cover & spine in dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket toned, especially the spine. Book club edition. The author's recollections of Mexican life and everyday happenings during a sojourn in Mexico.
Inventory number #012819



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good++


Price:
$75.00

Cowles, Fleur, Editor
FLAIR Magazine, February 1950 Issue
NY: Cowles Magazines, 1950

First edition. Small folio. 130 pp; full of color & b/w illustrations, several fold-outs and bound-in booklets. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, spine intact. The first issue of this innovative magazine, dedicated to "the best in the arts: literature, fashion, humor, decoration, travel and entertainment." A total of twelve monthly issues were published from February 1950 to January 1951.
Inventory number #012815



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

Cowles, Fleur, editor
FLAIR Magazine, March 1950 Issue
NY: Cowles Magazines, 1950

First edition. Small folio. 124 pp; full of color & b/w illustrations, several fold-outs and bound-in booklets. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, spine intact.
Inventory number #012814



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

Cowles, Fleur, editor
FLAIR Magazine, May 1950
NY: Cowles Magazines, 1950

First edition. Small folio. 122 pp; full of color & b/w illustrations, several fold-outs and bound-in booklets. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, spine intact.
Inventory number #012812



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

Cowles, Fleur, editor
FLAIR Magazine, June 1950
NY: Cowles Magazines, 1950

First edition. Small folio. 106 pp; full of color & b/w illustrations, several fold-outs and bound-in booklets. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, spine intact.
Inventory number #012811



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good++


Price:
$75.00

Cowles, Fleur, Editor
FLAIR Magazine, January 1951, Vol. 1 No. 12
NY: Cowles Magazines, 1951

First edition. Small folio. 124 pp; full of color & b/w illustrations, several fold-outs and bound-in booklets. Paperback. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy, no loss to spine, die-cut cover is crisp & bright. This issue features a number of articles on London for those interested in the 1951 Festival of Britain, as well as many color fashion illustrations by Rene Gruau.
Inventory number #012810



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$30.00

Mosley, Charlotte, ed.
IN TEARING HASTE: Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor
NY: New York Review of Books, 2010

First printing. Octavo. xxiii, 390 pp; 16 pp of b/w photographs; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with no wear. A close friendship developed between Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, and the writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor in 1956 when she invited him to visit Lismore Castle, the Devonshire's house in Ireland. This book follows their correspondence from 1954 to 2007.
Inventory number #012611



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$35.00

Arnet, Edwin & Hans Kasser
THE BOOK OF ZURICH
Zurich: Artemis Publishing & Zurich Tourist Office, 1954

First English edition. Square octavo. 71 pp text plus 2 color & 68 b/w illustrations, several inserts. Blue flexible cloth with silver-stamped lettering with dustjacket. VG/VG, inscription on ffep, dated 1956, else a clean, unmarked copy; jacket spine & flap folds lightly toned, a few tiny edge chips. A most attractive history of Zurich with high-quality b/w photos & drawings. Wonderful 50's jacket design by Kurt Wirth.
Inventory number #012553



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$30.00

Baedeker, Karl
OSTERREICH
Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, 1926

30th edition. 6.25" x 4.5". lx, 404 pp; with 35 maps [some fold-out], 22 plans, 11 ground plans and 2 panorama views. Text in German. Red flexible boards with gilt on cover & spine, marbled edges, two ribbon markers. Very Good, some ink notations in the text, former owner name on front pastedown. All maps present.
Inventory number #012238



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$75.00

Whipple, E.E.
A FAMOUS CORNER OF TUSCANY
London: Jarrolds Publishers, 1928

First edition. Octavo. 319 pp; numerous full-page b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Original blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine, gilt coat of arms on cover, erratum slip tipped in at p. 15. The author, Evangeline Elizabeth Whipple (1863-1930), born in Boston and twice widowed, moved to Bagni di Lucca, Italy in 1910. In this book she describes the famous people who spent their summers in Bagni de Lucca.
Inventory number #011944