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Introducing Austria

By Gedye, George Eric Rowe, b. 1890

London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1955     ¶ First edition, scarce in America.   ||| Collation: In 8s (196 x 136 mm), paginated [i-iv] v-xiii [xiv], 1-254.  Illustration: Halftone frontispiece and 15 plates (24 halftone views on 15 leaves).  Binding: Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, cartographic endpapers.  Condition: Good, spine sunned.  References: LCCN 55036626; OCLC 3819214..

$26.00

Architects design birdhouses. [Exhibition, 23 May - 12 July 1987. Auction, 30 May 1987] for the benefit of The Parrish Art Museum. [Segna Mortimer, Deborah Nevins, co-chairmen; Robert C. Woolley, auctioneer]

By Parrish Art Museum, Southampton (New York)

Southampton (New York), 1997     ¶ ONLY EDITION of this unusual catalogue, presenting fifty-five birdhouses designed for the museum by Michael Graves ("Christopher's Wren House"), Charles Gwathmey, Richard Meier, Cesar Pelli / Diana Balmori, William J. Reese, Robert A. M. Stern, et al.  55 lots, printed estimates.   ||| Collation: In 32 (229 x 152 mm): Thirty-two leaves, paginated [1-64] (ie, not paginated).  Illustration: Fifty-nine halftone illustrations.  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers.  Condition: As new.  Reference: OCLC 16527912.  Provenance: Deborah Nevins (b. 1947), June 1987.  < Subject headings: (1) Graves, Michael, b. 1934; (2) Meier, Richard, b. 1934; ______. >.

$85.00

Family pictures: A novel

By Miller, Sue

New York: Harper & Row, 1990 ¶ Second printing. ||| Collation: 234 x 154 mm: Pp. viii, 389. Binding: Quarter blue cloth, dust-jacket (price clipped). Reference: 0060163976. .

$6.50

Native American literature. Introduction by Leslie Marmon Silko

By Lopez (Ken), bookseller

Hadley (Massachusetts), 1994     ¶ Only edition of this pioneering catalogue, annotated and priced. Contents: Native American literature: Fiction, poetry, art, items 1-415; Literature with Native American themes by non-native authors, 416-472; Nonfiction, primarily by Native American authors, 473-635.   ||| Collation: 229 x 153 mm: Forty leaves, paginated [1-80] (ie, not paginated). Text continues on lower wrapper recto.  Binding: Pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine.  .

$45.00

Her own terms: A novel

By Grossman, Judith

New York: Soho Press, Inc, 1988 FIRST PRINTING (with statement "FIRST EDITION" on the title verso). ||| Collation: 207 x 139 mm. Pp. [vii], 277. Binding: Quarter blue cloth, dust-jacket. Reference: ISBN 0939149117. .

$8.00

Journal d'une petite fille, 1940-1944. . . . 10e édition

By Rouchaud, Martine, b. 1928

Paris: NRF / Gallimard, 1945     ¶ Wartime diary of a young French girl aged 12-16, written for her father who was stranded in New York for the duration; INSCRIBED to a longtime friend of her father's, "Pour Béatrice Leval, qui maintenant n'est plus seulement l'amie de Papa, mais aussi la nôtre. Avec toute l'affection de Martine." (Beatrice Leval, of New York, was also a close friend of Jacques Schiffrin, who had founded the Éditions de la Pléiade in 1925 and who was then 'eliminated' from the cultural life of Paris in 1940; he emigated to New York, where he founded Pantheon Books in 1942 and published an English version of this Journal -- by Rimbaud's translator Louise Varèse -- in 1946.)   ||| Collation: In 8s (185 x 117 mm): 142 leaves, paginated [1-7] 8-281 [282-284].  Binding: Half green calf lettered in gilt, patterned boards and endpapers, top-edges gilt, others untrimmed, preserving the original printed wrappers (priced 115 F) bound in.  Condition: Browned as usual, spine sunned.  Provenance: Beatrice Reiter Leval (1911-2004), picture-collector, from the author as above.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous..

$125.00

Arthur Rimbaud, passant immobile. [Exposition] Bruxelles, Maison de la Francité, 13 mars - 3 avril 1992. [Essais par François Carrassan et al.]

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Maison de la Francité (Brussels)

Brussels: Maison de la Francité, 1992     ¶ Thirty full-page portraits by various artists 1866-1986, with essays by François Carrassan, Olivier Rometti, and Jean Gillibert, also the dedication of Rimbaud's bust at Charleville 1927 (by André Breton et al) and an introduction 'D'Hyères à Bruxelles' by B. J. Ridopoulos; published in conjunction with the Rimbaud exhibition at Hyères 1991, Brussels 1992. Long out of print and VERY SCARCE on the market.   ||| At head of title: Évocation littéraire.  Cover imprint: L'Or des Îles.  Collation: In 8s (235 x 183 mm): 38 leaves, paginated [1-6] 7-73 [74-76]. Pages [1-2] and [76] are blank as issued.  Illustration: Thirty-nine full-page and two smaller illustrations (mostly portraits), after Rimbaud (3), Carjat (3), Delahaye (3), Fantin-Latour, Régamey, Verlaine (2), Isabelle Rimbaud (3), Berrichon (3), Bosshard, <Pierre>Gandon, <Louis>Marcoussis, <N.>Altman, <Valentine>Hugo (3), <Roger>Vieillard (3), <Fernand>Léger, <Roger de>La Fresnaye, <Germaine>Richier, <Ernest>Pignon-Ernest (2), and others.  Binding: Pictorial wrappers, foredge flaps.  Condition: Fine.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  =  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous. .

$180.00

In armis ars. [Catalogue no. 4. By Ian D. D. Eaves et al; edited by Peter Scott-Edeson, John Wallace]

By Finer (Peter), firm

Shipston-on-Stour (Warks): Peter Finer, 1999     ¶ A typically lavish catalogue prepared by the leading dealers in the field; presenting forty-four exceptional helmets, swords, shields, maces, armors, pistols, daggers, guns, axes, walking-staffs, rapiers, rifles, cannon, etc, -- and even an iron prosthetic hand --, chiefly Continental, chiefly ca 1450 - ca 1800.   ||| Collation: In 8s (298 x 209 mm): Seventy-eight leaves, paginated [1-156] (ie, not paginated).  Illustration: Numerous full-page and smaller color illustrations throughout.  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers lettered in gilt.  Condition: Fine.  Reference: MMA. .

$85.00

Bateau ivre: Bulletin de la société des Amis de Rimbaud. . . . No. 17 (novembre 1963). [Rédacteur en chef, Pierre Petitfils]

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Amis de Rimbaud

Charleville: Les Amis de Rimbaud, 1963     ¶ Only edition; including papers by Petitfils on "La fin d'une légende (Rimbaud négrier)" and Briet on "Deux sources du Bateau ivre et autres poèmes dans le sillage du Capitaine Cook et de Lamartine"; together with an unsigned account -- probably by Petitfils -- of Arthur Rimbaud vu par des peintres contemporains 1962. The last includes a charming and little-known anecdote of Picasso's portrait of Rimbaud 1960, undoubtedly closer to the truth than Fowlie's account 1993. The lower wrapper illustrates a sculpture called Hommage à Rimbaud (Le bateau ivre), by François Stahly. Scarce.   ||| Collation: In 8 (230 x 156 mm): Eight leaves, paginated [1] 2-16.  Binding: Pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine, largely unopened.  Reference: ISSN 1141-7218.  Provenance: (1) Pierre Petitfils (1908-2002), the editor; presented to l' (2) Auberge Verte (Rémi Duhart), of Paris; (3) Frédéric Porta, of Clichy; sold 2005.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous. .

$150.00

Jorge Luis Borges: Bibliografía total, 1923-1973

By Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.) Becco, Horacio Jorge, b. 1924

Buenos Aires: Casa Pardo S.A., 1973   ¶ ONLY EDITION of the best bibliography to date, based upon the author's own collection. Out of print.   ||| Collation: In 8s (264 x 178 mm): Pp. 245. Numerous facsimiles.  Binding: Printed wrappers.  Provenance: (1) Jose Gilardoni, whose own outstanding Borges collection was exhibited at Buenos Aires in 1985 (Borges himself attended the opening) and sold by Sotheby's (New York), 24 September 1986, lot 131, for $47,300; given to (2) the present owner (inscription), 6 May 1986. A printed bookmark promoting the Buenos Aires exhibition is laid in.  Condition: Near fine.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below. .

$180.00

Les fabulistes populaires. Illustrés par Bertall [pseud.]

By La Bédollière, Émile de, 1812-1883, editor

Paris: Gustave Barba, 1860 ¶ A SCARCE AND VERY VALUABLE COMPILATION comprising 232 moral fables in French verse, selected from the works of 127 fabulists other than La Fontaine and INCLUDING A FABLE ATTRIBUTED TO NAPOLÉON BONAPARTE, said to have been composed by him as a schoolboy at Brienne-le-Château. Each fabulist's work here is prefaced by a short bio-bibliographical note, ranging from two or three lines to a quarter page: Together these notes amount to a rudimentary BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE MINOR FRENCH FABULISTS circa 1530 - 1851, documenting some 140 fable-books in all. The editor inserts five of his own fables as well, explaining that 'Après avoir réuni les matériaux du présent recueil, il doit s'excuser d'y avoir inséré les fables suivantes, qui le déparent peut-être, mais qui ont l'avantage d'être inédites'. The whole work is prefaced by an essay on the history of the fable genre. The illustrator was Charles Albert d'Arnould (1820-1882), known as 'Bertall'. ¶ VERY SCARCE: Only one copy is recorded in the French union catalogue (CCFr); and only one other copy is known in America. ||| Caption-title. Series: Panthéon populaire illustré, 4ème série, no. 50. Collation: In 8s (301 x 213 mm): 24 leaves, paginated [1] 2-48. Two columns. Half-page wood-engraved headpiece and 18 wood-engraved illustrations after 'Bertall' by Best, Hotelin et Régnier. Binding: Bound ninth in a sammelband of twelve 'éditions populaires illustrées' dated 1850-51 or undated. Contemporary quarter dark-brown morocco, spine lettered 'Mélanges' in gilt and stamped in blind, black boards, marbled endpapers, red headbands, all edges trimmed & plain, binder's waste dated January 1856. ||| References: OCLC 14135706 (UCLA only); RLIN. Not in McKenzie or Carlson. See also Witkowski Les éditions populaires illustrées, 1848-1870 (1997). ||| Provenance: (1) Descotes(?); (2) Société des Missionnaires Diocésains, Pont d'Ain (near Lyon); (3) François Couderette, of Paris. Condition: Rubbed, shaken. ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon / Rare Books & Manuscripts, as below..

$4000.00

Autograph Inscription signed

By (Nobel Prizes. Peace. 1985.) Lown, Bernard, MD, b. 1921

1985 ¶ AUTOGRAPH INSCRIPTION SIGNED. Himself a distinguished cardiologist, Bernard Lown (Harvard) accepted the prize on behalf of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (Boston), which he and Evgenii Chazov had founded just five years before.   ¶ Collation: One leaf (76 x 127 mm). Autograph Inscription "To Judy" signed and dated "Bernard Lown MD October 1985", written in black ink on machine-made white wove cardstock. ¶  Provenance: J. Stahl, of Lees Summit near Kansas City, Missouri, docketed and dated "1985" in pencil verso. .

$25.00

Sherlock Holmes and sherlockiana: 76 items [from the distinguished collections of Edgar W. Smith and Carl Anderson, together with property from the Estate of Adrian Conan Doyle]

By Holmes, Sherlock, fictitious character. Bibliography.) Smith, Edgar Wadsworth, 1894-1960

New York: Lew David Feldman / House of El Dieff, Inc,, 1971     ¶ Only edition of this important catalogue; featuring the first leaf of Doyle's autograph notes for A study in scarlet; the autograph manuscripts of four Holmes stories, two Sherlockian plays, and other works; and eight original drawings by Sidney Paget; all at dream prices. Seventy-six items, annotated, priced.   ||| Cover title.  Collation: 216 x 108 mm: Eight leaves, paginated 1-16.  Illustration: One facsimile (F. D. Roosevelt letter 1942, printed on the lower wrapper recto).  Binding: Pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Very good, discreet date-stamp on the lower wrapper recto.  Reference: OCLC 26522182 (misdated "196-"). Not in De Waal (1974). .

$75.00

Beatrix: Love in duress. Translated from the French by Rosamond and Simon Harcourt-Smith

By Balzac, Honoré de

New York: The Citadel Press, 1957 ¶ First edition of the Harcourt-Smith translation, American issue (English sheets with cancellans title). ||| Collation: In 8s (197 x 130 mm): Pp. 327. Binding: Black boards (spine partly sunned), dust-jacket (tattered). Condition: A good copy; stamped and manuscript prices on the upper free endpaper. .

$8.00

The child of Montmartre. [By] Paul Léautaud. Translated from the French by Humphrey Hare

By Greene, Graham.)   Léautaud, Paul  

New York: Random House, 1959 ¶ First American edition. The dust-jacket prints a short blurb by Graham Greene. ||| Collation: In 16s (184 x 124 mm): Pp. 256. Binding: Black cloth, dust-jacket (upper flap imperfect). Reference: LCCN 59010812. ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts. .

$20.00

Slow waltz in Cedar Bend
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Slow waltz in Cedar Bend

By Waller, Robert James

New York: Warner Books / A Time-Warner company, 1993 ¶ FIRST EDITION (with statement "First Printing: November 1993" and code "10 . . . 3 2 1" on the title verso). ||| Collation: 127 x 190 mm: Pp. [vii], 197 [198-199]. Binding: Quarter brown boards, dust-jacket. Condition: Near fine; ower free endpaper barely wrinkled (by the binder). Reference: ISBN 0446516538..

$8.00

Quinn's book

By Kennedy, William

New York: Viking Penguin, Inc, 1988 ¶ FIRST EDITION, trade issue. ||| Collation: 229 x 151 mm: Pp. [xi], 289. Binding: Quarter blue cloth (spine bumped), dust-jacket. Condition: A good copy. Reference: ISBN 0670804371. .

$6.00

Okalluktuak okalluktuarkossiutitdlo sissamat [= En fortaelling og fire fabler]. J. M. P. Kragh-ib kattersugei nuktigeilo. [A tale and four fables. Selected and translated by J. M. P. Kragh]

By Kragh, Jens Michael Peter, 1820-

Rungsted Kyst (Denmark): Anders Nyborg, 1973 In 8s (179 x 103 mm): Pp (pi)[i-vi], [i-ii], [1] 2-17 [18-32]. (Leaf [1]1 is laid down; pages [i-iii] are blank.) Publisher's patterned boards (suggesting bearspaw-prints), brown spine unlettered, plain wove lower endpapers, no headbands, all edges trimmed and plain. *** ONLY EDITION IN ANY EUROPEAN LANGUAGE; INCLUDING FOUR MORAL FABLES IN KALATDLISUT (GREENLANDIC) AND DANISH PROSE. The Kalatdlisut text was originally printed at Godthab (Nuuk, Greenland) in 1860. The present edition comprises a facsimile of the Godthab edition (pages [i]-[18]), together with a modern Danish translation by Frederik Nielsen (pages [19-32]). One of 1,200 copies. The author was the son of Peter Kragh (1794-1883), the famous Greenland missionary and translator of numerous Biblical and devotional texts 1822 &c. The younger Kragh was himself a missionary at Upernavik 1849-58; apart from the present work, he contributed to a volume of meteorological observations made in Greenland. While not uncommon in libraries, this edition seems to be quite scarce in the trade. -- Series: Gronlandsk bogskat. -- Reference: OCLC 35684741. .

$250.00

The Copeland collection of important baseball cards and sports memorabilia. [Dana Hawkes, Craig Inciardi, experts. Bill Mastro, consultant]

By Sotheby's New York 1991.03.22.) Copeland, James

New York, 1991     ¶ Only edition of this important catalogue, lavishly illustrated throughout; presenting "an incomparable portrait of America's national pastime from its earliest days in the mid-nineteenth century through the 1980s. What distinguishes this collection, apart from its scope, is the superb condition and quality of every item." (Page [11].)  873 lots, printed estimates. Price-list laid in.  (Sotheby's sale 6145, 22-23 March 1991.)   ||| Collation: 270 x 210 mm. Not paginated.  Illustration: Numerous color and black-and-white illustrations throughout.  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine.  .

$25.00

Overlooking the ages: A private exhibition of illuminated manuscripts, miniatures, and printed books. [By] Dr Jörn Günther, Antiquariat . . . & Bruce P. Ferrini, . . . October 1999

By Günther (Dr Jörn), Antiquariat

Hamburg, 1999     ¶ Illustrations of twenty-nine manuscripts and miniatures ca 800 - 1560, together with nine printed books 1454/5 - 1552 and three arctic gouaches 1804; including an unrecorded bifolium from one of the oldest extant French manuscripts ca 800, an Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César ca 1370-80, a magnificent Italian Pliny 1446 with zoomorphic initials, an illuminated Gaston Phébus ca 1475, the Rendsburg fragment (130 leaves) of the Gutenberg Bible, and a colored Theurdank 1519; ex Ashburnham, Murray, Holford, Perrins, Beatty, Abbey, Esmerian, Ludwig, Schøyen, etc.   ||| Collation: 335 x 240 mm: Twenty-two leaves, paginated [1-44] (ie, not paginated).  Illustration: Forty full-page color facsimiles, eight smaller.  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine. .

$35.00

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