Friday, October 15, 2010

Fall Book Sale - Adult Display Case

The left side display case in the lobby of the Library is now full of special finds of adult books which will be for sale at the book sale starting October 21. Warning: we reserve the right to correct any mistakes we have made in the prices or descriptions being published here. We may remove a book if we detect a mistake.

The Haunted House Mystery, L.P. Wyman; Publ. A.L. Burt, 1936                 $75
No DJ; red cloth; volume 26 in series.

Seekrieg und Seemacht , Friedrich Lutzow; 1941                                2 volumes $75
In German; no DJ; some sunning and fading, tears and wear on binding.

Boots and Saddles, Elizabeth B. Custer; Harper & Bros., copyright 1885    $50
Brown cloth cover with gold decoration; with portrait and map. 

Annual Register or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature, for the Year 1770.  The fifth edition.   $60
No DJ; printed in 1794; Leather spine and corners with decorative paper; wear to covers; tight binding.

Kyoto Romance, Teruhide Kato with Liane Grunberg; First Edition by Unsodo Publ., 1992      $25
Soft cover; very good/near fine.

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam; Edward Fitzgerald transl.; First printing of Pocket Book Ed., 1941      $20
Good; lovely illustrations by Gordon Ross.

Rossetti, Evelyn Waugh; Duckworth, 1975                                        $25
A new edition of Evelyn Waugh’s first book with an introduction by John Bryson; VG/VG; previous owner’s name on end paper.

A Boy’s Will, Robert Frost; Henry Holt and Co., no date.                         $75
No DJ; binding worn and spotted.

One Hundred Years of Korean Calligraphy (1848-1948)                $60
VG/VG in VG box; Plates translated into English.

All the Best, George Bush; My Life in Letters and Other Writings; Signed on pasted-in label; Scribner, 1999                  $50
VG/VG; some wear on corners.

Vlemk, the Box-Painter, John Gardner; Lord John Press, 1979; stated first edition, signed & numbered.        $50
NF/NF in mylar cover; illustrated by Catherine Kanner.

The Art of Building Cities, Camillo Sitte; Rheinhold Publ., 1945                             $50
No DJ; worn red binding; translated by Charles T. Stewart

Augustus Saint-Gaudens 1848-1907, A Master of American Sculpture; Musee des Augustins, 1999      $40   

Soft Cover, VG. 

Manual of Wireless Telegraphy for the Use of Naval Electronics, by Lt.Commander S.S. Robison, USN; US Naval Institute, 1909                                         $40
Binding worn and dirty with owners’ names on endpapers; tight binding.

The Convert Rolls, edited by Eileen O’Byrne; Irish Manuscripts Commission, 1981            $40
No DJ; VG maroon cloth binding with gold lettering.

Know Thyself, The Science of Life, George Howard Jones, M.D.; Peabody Medical Institute, 1881    $20
No DJ; bright blue cloth cover with bright gold and black decoration; gold page edges.

The Lives of Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Hernando Cortes, and Francisco Pizarro; publ. Marsh, Capen, Lyon, and Webb, 1840;             $25
No DJ; worn and spotted green cover; possible water damage.

Women’s Suffrage; The Reform Against Nature, Horace Bushnell; Scribner, 1869      $25
No DJ; lower fifth of spine cover missing; upper spine taped; owner’s name on front end-paper.

History and the Art of Printing, P. Luckombe; printed by W. Adlard and J. Browne, 1771         $65
Spine mended; decorative paper boards; ink markings on first few pages, rest clean; paste-ins from private library.

The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, Maria Augusta Trapp; J.P. Lippincott Co.; 1949, 4th impression; autographed by members of Trapp family.                                         $35
DJ has several tears; book good.

Bedu, Humberto da Silveira; Genoud Entreprise D’Arts Graphiques              $150
Fine/Fine in VG box; deluxe limited edition of 6000 copies; contains 176 photographs of Bedouins of Arabia

The Double-Faced Tablets from the St. Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod, by V.N. Lasarev; Iskusstvo Art Publishers, Moscow, 1983            $30
Decorative boards, front and back; corners worn but body square.

Dones y Promesas: 500 anos de arte ofrenda (exvotos mexicanos), Fundacion Cultural Televisa, 1996     $60
Soft cover; VG with some wear on edges, spine

Traditional Papermaking and Paper Cult Figures of Mexica, Sandstrom; Univ. of OK Press, stated 1st ed., 1986  $25
DJ clean but with tears, book slightly cocked; address label on front endpaper.

Early Netherlandish Carved Altarpieces, 1380-1550, Medieval Tastes and Mass Marketing, by Lynn Jacobs; Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998                                         $60

Cristo, Esencia y Trascendencia, Xavier Escalada S.J.; Enciclopedia Guadalupana       $45
Good/good; corners bumped; oversized

Cyprus, Byzantine Mosaics and Frescoes; NY Graphic society, 1963                      $50
DJ good but with some tears; book binding clean; oversized volume in UNESCO World Art Series with 32 full-page color reproductions.

Pskovska Ikona XIII-XVI Vekov; printed and bound in USSR, 1990                      $40
VG/VG; Cyrillic inscription on front endpaper.

French Costumes Designed by Lepage-Medvey, with a Preface by Andre Varagnac; Hyperion Press, 1939      $30
Covers worn and some loose pages; prints crisp and bright, each with cover sheet.

The Working Farmer Devoted to Agriculture, James J. Mapes; Volume IV; Frederick McCready, 1853       $50
Very worn leather spine; decorative boards, also worn; pages show foxing and stains but text in good condition.

Florentine Codex, General History of the Things of New Spain, Fray Bernardino de Sahagun; 12 volumes; translated by Arthur J.O. Anderson & Charles E. Dibble; School of American Research & Univ. of Utah, 1975         $200
No DJ; red cloth binding in very good condition.

Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Commodore Perry;  3 volumes; 1856    $1000

Volume 1—lithograph opposite p. 144 missing; binding needs repair; all woodcuts and pages present
Volume 2—maps present but fragile; water damage to back binding and several pages at end with no printing
Volume 3—very good condition; all pages and charts present
All volumes have some yellowing of paper, particularly around margins, and some fading of binding.

Plate from Perry

A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method, Sir Banister Fletcher;  16th ed., B.T. Batsford, 1954    $25
No DJ, good condition.

Kokai Nikki: The Diary of the First Japanese Embassy to the United States of America, Muragaki Awaji-No-Kami; 1st printing, Foreign Affairs Assn. of Japan, 1958             $100
Soft cloth covers hand sewn; box is broken in several parts.

First Annual Report:  Resettlement Administration, 1936                  $100
DJ in good condition except for split along spine with small pieces missing; book has sun damage, crack on back endpaper, and loose in front;  large fold-out map bright and intact.

Batalla Contra el Olvido, Jaime Ardila & Camilo Lleras; Editado por Ardila & Lleras Ltda., 1985     $25

Henri Le Secq PHOTOGRAPHE de 1850 a 1860, Eugenia Parry Janis & Josiane Sartre; Musee des Arts Decoratifs, 1986        $17.50

Walk in Beauty, Connie Seabourn; autographed; Milbourn Publ. 1993       $30

The Wood and the Graver, The Work of Fritz Eichenberg; autographed by artist; Clarkson N. Potter, 1977    $30
DJ intact but with stain and some tears;  book top dirty; contents clean and prints sharp and clear.

Vida y Obra del Pintor Francisco Pradilla Ortiz, Ana Garcia Loranca & Ramon Garcia-Rama; Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza    $20
VG/NF; some wear along DJ edges.

Yellowstone, A Century of the Wilderness Idea, Ann & Myron Sutton; autographed authors and Pat Nixon, et al; Macmillan, 1972                                         $35
G/VG in good box

Earthquake Conditions in Chile, Studies in Comparative Seismology, Bailey Willis; Carnegie Institution, Publication Number 382, 1929                $30
Soft cover; cover shows wear and some stains, but contents clean and tight; maps in back pocket.

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