London: Longman, Brown, Green,and Longmans, 1851. xxiv +508pp +24pp ads, 8 color plates. Publisher's embossed green cloth. gilt spine title. Boards and frontispiece detached but present, contents age-toned, very light and sparse foxing, small ad taped to front endpaper, owners name on rear endpaper, inkblots on half-title page and page opposite. This book needs restoration, but all 8 plates and the text are clean and complete. Author's observations on wildlife in Jamaica after his 18 month visit there in 1844. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1973. 144pp, 41 tipped-in color plates. Beige linen boards, gilt lettering to cover and spine. Book and dust jacket are in clean and unworn condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
New York: White, Stokes, & Allen, 1884. 24 pp unpaginated. Pictorial rsilk ribbon-tied stiff stock, red silk fringe around covers. Some tiny spotting mainly to front cover, fringe shows some wear, text is mostly clean, with a very occasional tiny spot. Lithographs of flowers each accompanied by a corresponding poem. An unusual and attractive book.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Philade;phia: Louis A. Godey, 1863. pp 519-588 + plates. Printed wraps. Covers tattered, front cover detached but present. Text is lightly edgeworn and toned but complete, folding color plate in nice condition. Soft Cover. Fair. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
New York: Illustrated Editions Company, 1938. Unpaginated. 9 tipped-in color plates. Black grain leatherette binding, red and green decorations and lettering. Partial fading to lettering, boards square and unworn. Contents are clean and unblemished. Slipcase is heavily scuffed, and separated and taped at top and bottom.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Hamzeh Abd-Ullah Kar. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
New York: New York City Common Council, 1869. 912pp. Black leather, gilt decorated, al edges gilt, numerous folding plates and maps, including an engraved birdseye view of New York and environs, several chromolithographs, and many int-text engravings. Front cover and spine missing, rear board loose but holding, text is mildly age-toned and there is very little foxing, several fold-outs have clean tears with no loss of content, some foxing to margins of several plates, rubber stamp of Joseph Shannon, Clerk Common Council. . Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Chicago, Illinois: Peoples Book Club, Inc., 1945. Spiral bound blue boards, gilt lettering. 9 color plates on coated stock, 2pp. introduction by Reeves Lewenthal, 3pp brief bio with image of each of the 9 artists representated. Corners lightly rubbed, title page has a number of tiny holes probably from insects (plates not affected), text and plates have a very faint water stain in the lower right corner visible only in the margin, rendering them all suitable for framing. Artists representated are Thomas Hart Benton, James Chapin, Miguel Covarrubias, Adolf Dehn, Ernest Fiene, Robert Philipp, Paul Sample, William Schwartz and John Whorf.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Oblong Elephant Folio.
New York: Editions d'Art Albert Skira, 1957. 149pp. Ivory buckram boards, dust jacket and slipcase. Both book and dust jacket are in very clean and fresh-looking condition, with just a trace of toning, slipcase is partially faded, spotted and lightly worn, but has preserved its contents. An historical perspective of France as illustrated by 70 tipped-in color plates of noted works of art, arranged chronologically, with commentary by Pierre Courthion.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861. 131, 14,154, 30, 31, pp. 36th Congress, 1st Session U.S. Senate. Original blind stamped cloth, gilt vignette on cover and gilt lettering to spine. 2 large folding maps, 8 folding panoramic views, 11 engravings, 7 color Indian portraits, 68 wood cuts, 3 lithographic plates and 3 paleontological plates. Moderate edgewear and chipping to cover and spine, spine lettering partially faded, front hinge loose at bottom, scattered foxing mainly in margins of plates and very slight on reverse side of maps, age-darkening to some endpapers and some text pages, binding is tight, a 1 inch clean tear to margin of one folding map and a 5 inch clean tear from margin of the other map.other folding map. Howes I-92. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Louisville, KY: Bill & Bro., 1859. 505pp. Red cloth, gilt decoration, all edges gilt. Covers detached but present, spine missing, text block and several pages, including front free endpaper loose but all present, foxing mainly to first and last few pages, contents mild toned but mostly clean, including illustrations, presentation by the publishers to Ralph Osborn Oct. 14.1889 on front free endpaper. What is still intact are the very attractive steel and wood engravings, many of which are hand-colored.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Poor. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1882. 64pp. Off-white stiff wraps (boards), red cloth binding, red lettering and decoration, inside light green silk covered portfolio with pink silk ribbon ties, gilt lettered and gilt decoration. Cover and contents are clean and unworn, contents are mildly age-toned. Portfolio is lightly soiled and is faded along perimeters, silk ties are faded and one has a small tear. There are numerous chromolithographs and in-text sepia-tone illustrations. Text and music is in sepia. Book is in very well-preserved condition. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Walter Satterlee. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Paris: Les Éditions Militaires Illustrées, 1945. 68pp. Stiff wrapper, original glassine dust jacket. Limited edition # 495 of 975 copies printed. Text in French. Illustrated throughout, including 4 hand-colored plates. Spine ends chipped, page edges and margins of text mildly age-toned, glassine jacket age-darkened, contents otherwise clean. Illustrations en noir, 4 planches en couleur.. Soft Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Maurice Toussaint. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
New York: Martyn & Ely, 1850. 428pp. Red cloth gilt embossed floral design and lettering, color plates and steel engravings with tissue-guards. Front cover and first signature detached but present, edges worn. Contents, including plates, are variably tanned with occasional foxing, owners' names on front free endpapers. 11 of 12 color floral plates present.. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
London, Paris & New York: Cassell Petter & Galpin 32pp text + 24 plates, no date but probably 1875. Brown blind -stamped boards, gilt lettering. Spine missing pieces from top and bottom, shelfwear and sqcovers spotted, binding is tender. Light soiling to endpapers, text and plates are sound and quite clean. Wonderful color illustrations accompanied by instructions on color application. . Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Oblong 4to.
London, Paris & New York: Cassell Petter & Galpin 32pp text +24 plates, no date but probaly 1877. Blue blind-stamped boards, gilt lettering. Covers spotted, edgeworn and spine ends chipped. Some splitting at hinges but binding is holding, contents are age-toned, but text and plates are clean and sound. 24 color plates and text explaining the technique of sepia painting.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Oblong 4to.
Tel Aviv-New York: Gazith Art Publishing, 1953. Unbound folder in transparent cover, 10 tipped-in color plates, text in English and Hebrew. Light soil and wear to folders, plates and text are clean. Artists representated are Mordechai Arson, Hayyim Athar, Moshe Castel, Hayyim Glicksberg, Marcel Jancu, Mordechai Levanon, Ariel Lubin, Moshe Mokady, Menachim Shemi and Joseph Zaritzky accompanied by a brief biography of each.. Soft Cover. Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.
Tel Aviv: Tiberias Art Gallery No date, circa 1960s. Unbound cardboard folder, 8 color plates, text in English and Hebrew. Covers soiled and foxed, plates are mildly darkened in some margins, otherwise unmarked. Flowers and landscapes of Israeli scenes. Int/13roduction by Rivka Kaznelson. Soft Cover. Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.
London: Williams and Norgate, 1910. 188pp. Cream buckram, gilt lettering to cover and spine, gilt crest and gilt border to front cover, top edges gilt, 12 tipped-in color plates with tissue-guards. One of 500 copies of the Edition de Luxe, of which this copy is No. 192, SIGNED by the illustrator, Everard Hopkins. Boards mostly quite clean, spine and page edges slightly darkened. Endpapers foxed and occasional light foxing to a few margins; plates are not affected.. Signed by Illustrator. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Illus. by Everard Hopkins. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
London and Glasgow: Collins' Clear-Type Press 56pp. No date but circa 1920's. Teal blue pebbled-grained limp leather, gilt lettering and decoration, all edges gilt, 4 beautiful tipped-in color plates by Robinson, printed on heavy stock with decorative borders on all text pages, blue silk ribbon bookmark. Spine and covers unevenly faded and spotted, edges worn. Frontispiece plate and title page creased at one corner, contents are clean.. Hard Cover. Illus. by Charles Robinson. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Washington, D.C.: The National Geographic Society, 1924. 243pp. Black embossed boards. Color plates of 250 wild flowers and grasses. Articles by William Joseph Showalter, Gilbert Grosvenor, E.J. Geske. Front cover nearly detached, backstrip heavily chipped, endpapers darkened and contents are age-toned but clean and unmarked.. First Edition. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.