"Celebrations Italian Style: Recipes and Menus for Special Occasions and Seasons of the Year" by Mary Ann Esposito, seen nationally on Public Television's Ciao Italia. Many, many, many recipes. Unused copy with store price label on back.
Signed presentation copy of Millie's Book As Dictated to Barbara Bush. Pasted on the half title page is a book plate with gift inscription and signature (see photograph). This is a stated first edition, 4th printing. It is in very good condition. There is a crease at the top corner of the front flap of the dust wrapper as well as a bit of curl at the top of the wrapper. There is a small raised area at the top of the first two pages left by a paper clip that was once attached there.
This is the Reagan Inaugural commemorative catalog for the sale of the Codex Leicester by Leonardo da Vinci at Christie's on 12 December 1980. The codex was purchased by Armand Hammer and lent to the Presidential Inaugural of Ronald Reagan. Pasted on the title pages is a label reading: "Nancy and I are very pleased that this major work, Leonardo's The Codex Leicester, has been made available to our Presidential Inaugural celebration enabling so many Americans to share in his diverse genius...
A heavily illustrated, handsome quarto size book dealing with a subject on which there is little other reference material. Published in 1991 it should find a place in any good library devoted to American furniture and folk art. This copy is in very good condition with minor wear showing at the spine ends and some wear damage at the top of the dust jacket, including a clean two-inch tear at the left side which can be seen in the scan...
This is a paperback copy of a basic cookbook by the doyenne of Italian cooking. This is a 1997 reprint of the 1986 original. It is like new except that someone has clipped the top right corner of the front free endpaper, obviously to excise the name of the previous owner.
Full title is: American Silver 1655-1825 in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts Boston by Kathryn C. Buhler. This two volume hardcover book was published in 1972 and came in a slipcase. The individual volumes never had dust jackets. This is an essential reference work if one is a serious collector of or dealer in early American silver. The illustration shows the front and back of the slipcase. This is a crisp new copy that has never been used.
A scarce and interesting book on the setting, arrangements and customs of the English dinner table during the years from 1400 to 1900. Loads of illustrations, details. Book is like new. Published 1969 by Archon Books. Dimensions are 10 inches by 8 inches, 144pp.
$60 with free media mail shipping in USA SOLD
$60 with free media mail shipping in USA SOLD
Brand new copy of this beautiful catalogue raisonné of the complete graphic works of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec whose prints, posters and other works on paper demonstrate his superb skills as a draughtsman. This very large book is 12⅜ inches high by 9⅞ inches wide and very heavy...
This is a scarce booklet on the subject published as a special issue of Historical New Hampshire, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1, Spring 1983, by the New Hampshire Historical Society. The author is David Ruell. It catalogs the bird's eye views of the state's towns as well as the publishers and artists. 88 pages. This is a brand new copy we purchased from the Historical Society.
This is an advance proof of Murray B. Levin's interesting study of the 1962 campaign in Massachusetts in which Edward M. Kennedy, then a totally inexperienced candidate barely eligible by age to serve in the United States Senate, defeated an experienced State Attorney General, also from a powerful political family. This is "an uncorrected proof" with final revisions yet to be made. The text shows some editing had already been done as there are excisions and paste-ins...
New coy of "The English Garden in our time: from Gertrude Jekyll to Geoffrey Jellicoe," by Jane Brown. Inscribed on title page, "With best wishes, Jane Brown." Large, richly illustrated volume published by the Antique Collectors" Club in 1986 (this copy is 1987 reprinting).
Beautiful two-volume set of The Art of the West by Henri Focillon, handsomely printed by Phaidon in 1963. Heavily illustrated. Volume I, Romanesque Art, has 159 plates. The previous owner's name is written on the inside cover and there are numerous underlinings and notes on the text pages. That owner apparently did not get to Volume II, Gothic Art, because there are no underlinings. That volume has 165 plates...
Privately printed in 1960, this is #111 of 500 printed. It reproduces inscriptions from Eugene O'Neill, America's greatest playwright, to his wife, Carlotta Monterey O'Neill. They inscriptions of on copies of books, photographs, love notes, etc. The originals were given by Carlotta O'Neill to the Yale Library for the Eugene O'Neill Collection. This copy was purchased when it was published. It is in "like new" condition...
Virtually mint. Dust wrapper in protective cover. I purchased this copy in 1957. An extraordinary copy — could not be any better.
Dust wrapper with original price of $2.50. Two small, clean tears on ffep (barely noticeable). An extraordinary copy I purchased in 1959.
Poems by America's greatest playwright. First edition. Scarce item. Price-clipped dj. ISBN 0-89919-007-3.
Handsome and useful book. Ex-Library with usual associated stamps, labels, pockets, etc., with protective cover on dust jacket. Flap from dj pasted on ffep. Book itself in very good condition with only a few marks on title and copyright page. Useful information on the marks on the pottery. About 60 plates, many showing more than one object. Published in 1962 by Tuttle.
"Captain Bligh" is a cliche of our times for the extravagant and violent misuse of power. In fact, William Bligh was one of the least physically violent disciplinarians in the British navy. That paradox inspires the author to ask why, then, did Bligh have a mutiny? Its answer is to display the theatricality of naval institutions and the mythologizing power of history...