Monday, April 18, 2016

Spring Sale Preview: Rare, Fine, and Unusual Books on Display

Rare books, art books, and other collectibles are on display in the left glass case in the George Mason Regional Library lobby. These items will go on sale starting at 3 pm on April 28.

Below is a list of titles and prices. We reserve the right to correct any mistakes in the prices or descriptions published here. Books may be removed or added without updating the list.

 Highlights include a volume of A Boy's Will autographed by Robert Frost, four detailed, hand-colored, 19th century atlases of New York counties and Follow Thru, an illustrated history of the 60th Infantry, published in Germany during their occupation duty.

Signed by the Author

A Boy’s Will - $750
Robert Frost
Henry Holt and Company, 1915

Egypt’s Road to Jerusalem - $50
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Easton Press, 1997
Signed and Numbered First Edition

Images of the Old West: The Paintings of Mort Kunstler - $50
Easton Press, 1996
Signed, numbered first edition

Strokes of Compassion - $50
Anne H. Neilson
AHN Designs, 2014
Signed by Author

Special Editions

Detail, Life of St. George
The Life of St. George, Printed from the Golden Legend of William Caxton - $40
Bruce Rogers, designer
Thistle Press, 1957
Limited edition, one of 300

The Grimani Breviary - $35
Overlook Press, 1974
Limited Edition #592

Georgia O’Keeffe - $25
Barbara Buhler Lynes, Editor
Skira, 2011
First Edition

The Group of Seven and TomThomson - $30
David P. Silcox
Firefly Books, 2003
First Printing

Julian Stanczak, Decades of Light - $25
Rudolf Arnheim et. al.
University of Buffalo, 1990
First Edition

Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty - $25
Nicholas Vachel Lindsay
Mitchell Kennerley, 1914
First Edition

The Tao of Painting - $60
Mai-mai Sze
Pantheon Books, 1963
Second Edition

The Isles of Shoals: An Historical Sketch - $20
John Scribner Jenness
Houghton Mifflin, 1915
Second Edition

The Art in Painting - $20
Barnes Foundation Press, 1990
Third Edition, Fifth Printing


Photography: A Critical Introduction - $35
Liz Wells, Editor
Routledge, 2004
Third Edition

Ghana: An African Portrait - $20
Photographs by Paul Strand
Aperture, 1976

Fine Art

Picasso for Vollard
Picasso for Vollard - $100
Introduction by Hans Bolliger
Harry N. Abrams, 1956

Picasso Cubism, 1907-1917 - $35
Josep Palau i Fabre
Konemann, 1996

Adolphe Stoclet Collection (Part 1) - $60
J.P. van Goidsenhoven, 1956

Francis Newton Souza - $65
Dhoomimal Gallery Colllection
Vinod Bhardwaj, Editor
Dhoomimal Gallery, 2009

Odilon Redon, As in a Dream - $30
Stuffmann & Hollein, Editors
Hatje Cantz, 2007

Leonid Lamm:  Birth of an Image - $20
Forward by Michael P. Mezzatesti
Duke University Museum of Art, 1998

Early Art and Artists in West Virginia - $30
John A. Cuthbert
West Virginia University Press, 2000

Matthias Grunewald - $25
Horst Ziermann
Prestel, 2001

L’art de Byzance - $35
Etienne Coche de la Ferte
Editions Mazenod, 1981

Mexican Modern Masters from the Andres Blaisten Collection and Other Important Private & Public Collections - $25
INBA, Mexico, 1998

WPA Artwork in Non-federal Repositories- $40
U.S. General Services Administration, May 1996 

Art of the Maya Scribe - $30
Michael Coe & Justin Kerr
Thames and Hudson, 1997

Chinese Calligraphy and Painting in the Collection of John M. Crawford, Jr. - $50
Pierpont Morgan Library 1962

Illuminations in the Robert Lehman Collection - $30
Sandra Hindman, et. al.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997

Lives of Irish Artists: Paul Henry - $15
S.B. Kennedy
National Gallery of Ireland, 1991

Birds of America - $40
John James Audubon
Barnes & Noble, 2012


Traditional Islamic Craft in Moroccan Architecture, Volume 2 - $50
Andre Paccard
Editions Atelier 74, 1980

The Library of Congress, Jefferson Building: A Visual Experience - $40
Marty LaVor,
The LaVor Group   

Why Architects Draw - $30
Edward Robbins
MIT Press, 1997

The Patriarchal Basilica in Venice, San Marco, 2 Volumes - $50
Maria Andaloro, et. al.
Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri, 1990

The Career Architect, Portfolio Sort Cards, Version 7.1a, $15
Lombardo & Eichinger
Lominger Ltd., 1996

History and Culture

Alte Schweizer Mobel (Old Swiss Furniture), 1730-1830 - $75
Gustave Grunau, 1924

Hand-tinted detail from the New Century
Atlas of Oneida County
Atlas of Herkimer County, NY - $20
From Surveys by B. Nichols, et. al.
Jay Stranahan & Beach Nichols, 1868

New Century Atlas, Herkimer County, NY, with Farm Records - $75
By the Company’s Corps of Expert Engineers and Draughtsmen
Century Map Co., 1906

New Century Atlas, Oneida County, NY
From Government Surveys
Century Map Company, 1907

Atlas of Otsego County, NY - $50
From Surveys by F.W. Beers
FW Beers, AD Ellis & GG Soule, 1868

Illustrated end papers of Follow Thru.
Follow Thru: A Testimonial without Names and with Just One Number (60th Infantry Regiment) - $35
Morton J. Stussman
Chr. Scheufele, Stuttgart, 1945

One Hundred Years at V.M.I., 4 Volumes - $50
Colonel William Couper
Garrett and Massie, 1939

Lancelot-Grail, the Old French Arthurian, Vulgate and Post-vulgate in Translation, 5 Volumes - $150
Norris J. Lacy, General Editor
Garland Publishing, Inc., 1993

Treasures of the National Museum, Jakarta - $50
Suwati Kartiwa, Editor
Buku Antar Bangsa, 1997

White Man’s Country: Lord Delamere and the Making of Kenya, 2 Volumes - $60
Elspeth Huxley
Chatto and Windus, 1974

Role Playing

StarCraft, Wings of Liberty - $50
BradyGAMES, 2010

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