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School Publications From Knickerbocker Books


Manhattan College Then and Now

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Louisville, KY: Harmony House, 1991. Fall 1991 First Edition. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A clean and firmly bound copy. The only marking is a Manhattan College bookplate, with "To Richard A. Rodrigue" typed. Pages crisp and fine, bound in green cloth hardcover, gilt stamping front and spine. Cover is clean, cloth along edges color faded but otherwise fine. Color pictorial jacket is clean, lightly edge rubbed but no tear or chips. A handsome tribute to the Roman Catholic Lasallian college in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Foreword by James Brady, Historical Overview by Brother Thomas J. Scanlan followed by a Selected Chronology. A section of contemporary color photographs (by Sepp Seitz) is followed by "A Historical View" with vintage black and white photos from the late nineteenth century through the late 1960s. 9-1/4 x 11-3/4"; 112 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Seitz, Sepp (Photographer).


Rivista. (1933 Yearbook)

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Detroit: Liggett School, 1933 "Rivista for Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-Three" - a yearbook for the Liggett School near Detroit, possibly the same school, or a section of that which is now University Liggett School. The student body in this yearbook is 'girls only.' VERY GOOD. A slim volume bound in gray/green paper over 'flexible' boards - titled and decorated in black on front cover. Red endpapers with small gilt decoration to front free endpaper. Overall a clean, well bound copy, though there is some tearing in gutter between first and second leaves. Cover is lightly soiled and edge worn, spine darkened. Includes individual portraits of the 22 Seniors and group shots of "Juniors" and eleventh-graders down to the Sixth Grade in the Lower School; group photos of "Boards. " Also a few poems, short prose works, line-cut illustrations as well as ad pages in rear. A few students signed/inscribed near their photos and the last page has several student signatures. Front cover has owner name neatly penned at top "Helen Louise Booth" - she is in the Eighth Grade photo. 7-1/4 x 9-3/4". Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


Williams 1793 - 1993: A Pictorial History. Deluxe Limited  Edition.
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Williams 1793 - 1993: A Pictorial History. Deluxe Limited Edition.

By Lewis, R. Cragin (Editor)

Williamstown, MA: Williams College Bicentennial Commission, 1994. 1994. Deluxe Limited Edition, a Presentation copy to Chester H. Lasell, Class of 1930. Presentation plate affixed to front pasted endpaper . Laid in is the letter from Harcourt Bindery, signed by Sam Ellenport. FINE in NEAR FINE slipcase. A fresh, clean, tightly bound copy. Quarter-leather binding with blue-violet morocco leather spine, gilt-stamped titling and ruling, two raised spine bands. Boards covered in heavy beige cloth. Spine leather very slightly darkened, all else fine. Slipcase is covered in matching cloth with printed color pastedown on front panel. Slipcase clean and intact, slightly rubbed at edges. It fights very tightly to the book and it takes a bit of patience (and shimmying) to remove the book from the slipcase. A comprehensive and generously illustrated history of Williams College commemorating the Bicentennial of its founding. Liberally illustrated beautiful duotone photographs and reproductions throughout. 9 x 11-3/4". 280 pages. Limited Edition. Hard Cover in Slipcase. Fine. Presentation Copy.


Thunderstruck. Cartooning Portfolio Magazine

By School of Visual Arts, Class of 2007

New York: Visual Arts Press, 2007 124 pages of exuberant cartoon art created by more than 30 students from New York City's School of Visual Arts 2007 graduating class...26 pages, plus cover, in color. NEAR FINE copy - clean and firmly bound, the only signs of wear - faint spotting to fore-edge, light rubbing to cover edges and re a small scuff or abrasion to front cover. Cover is complete, no tears, creases or chips. Binding tight. Who knows what the future holds for these gifted young artists! 8-1/2 x 11". First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.


Belmont Hill School 1923-1998. An Anniversary Album

By Prenatt, Harold

Belmont, Massachusetts: Belmont Hill School, Inc., 1998 1998. FINE in VERY GOOD+ dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound hardcover. Pages crisp and clean - bottom outside corners have light creasing but otherwise text is fine. Bound in handsome cover of dark blue cloth with gilt lettering front and spine. Binding firm, hinges tight, boards and spine straight. Dust jacket is clean and colorful with a few light rub marks to surface and light edgewear including four short closed tears and minor creasing at spine ends. Generously illustrated with black and white photos, in honor of the 75th anniversary of the celebrated Massachusetts prep school, including a full history. Appendices include a list of students by class year. 12 x 10-1/2" (oblong); 180 pages . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good+.


The Hotchkiss Record , Vol. 39 (October 1931 - June 1932)

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Lakeville, CT: The Hotchkiss School, 1932 The full Volume 39 of the Hotchkiss School's newspaper, published weekly (excepting vacation periods), from Oct. 6, 1931 through June 18, 1932 in half leather binding. Papers are in Fine condition and the book is clean and unmarked. Issues are complete with all advertisements and art, most issues with 6 to 8 pages. Hardcover binding of black cloth covered boards with leather spine and leather corners is clean but worn with head and heel of spine as well as corners worn to board; leather along hinges rubbed and worn with chipping and cracking. Binding remains sturdy and intact - hinges are not broken and boards and spine are straight, book is square. A scarce find for anyone interested in the history of the distinguished Connecticut prep school, established in 1891. Alumni include John Hersey, Peter Duchin, Edsel and Henry Ford II, Archibald MacLeish, and Peter Matthiessen. 12-1/2 x 18-1/2". First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. Folio.


Fifty Years: Kent School 1906-1956
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Fifty Years: Kent School 1906-1956

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Kent, CT: Kent School, 1956. 1956, published for the celebration of Kent School's Fiftieth Anniversary. VERY GOOD. SIGNED by the late African-American psychologist, author, social scientist, and civil rights activist Kenneth B. Clark, his signature on the front pasted end. Clark and his wife Mamie founded the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem and the organization Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited and originated the famous doll studies on the harmful effects of racism on black children. Their son, Hilton, attended Kent School. A clean, firmly bound copy. Other than Clark's signature, the book is unmarked. Free endpapers and the facing pages are toned and there are occasional light finger-markings but otherwise pages are fine. Hardcover bound in padde cloth with an aerial photograph of the school printed in blue. Cover spine and edges are toned and lightly soiled and edges are lightly rubbed, overall cover is very good. Binding strong, hinges intact, boards and spine straight. Foreword by Headmaster, the Reverend John Oliver Patterson. Illustrated throughout with photos, including 4 pages of color photos. No jacket, as issued. 9 x 12"; 196 pages. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to.


Massachusetts School of Art 1937 Annual

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Boston: Massachusetts School of Art, 1937 Photos of graduating students & faculty members plus group shots, articles, yearbook memorabilia. Of particular interest are the illustrations - artwork of senior class members reproduced in black and white, including 2 small reproductions of paintings by Robert Grady. The photo of Costume Design student Florence Filene is captioned "A smart young executive who always hires M.S.A. graduates for assistants." That, coupled with a student-designed ad used by Wm. Filene's Sons Co. hints that Florence may have been from the famous retail family. An unusually clean yearbook: a few pencil marks next to certain faculty photos, otherwise unmarked. Front endpapers are soiled at edges and the last few leaves have small dampstain at thumb edge. All other pages are clean. Cover is rose-colored printed paper over boards with a cloth spine strip. Some fade to the gilt spine lettering, edges lightly rubbed and small area discoloration along bottom edges. Dust jacket has some damp stains and is worn along the top edge with short tears and chipping at the top of the spine. Jacket is in a clear protector. 8-3/4 x 11-1/4"; 96 pages. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. 4to.