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Custom Clamshell Faux Book Storage (titled Holy Bible).
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Custom Clamshell Faux Book Storage (titled Holy Bible).

By Bullock, Karen Thompson.

West Brookfield MA: Old Working Books & Bindery, 2019. Brown morocco, Japanese tissue, Marbled paper lining reinforced davy board clamshell box with reinforced bottom for valuable storage in bookshelf. Wood inlay spine gold stamped with the title of your choice in gold, silver, black or white (other colors available). 11-L x 7.75-W x 3-H (inches). As New. Hidden storage on your bookshelf for bitcoin, cash, documents and other valuables. Note: all materials and adhesives are acid free. Your box can be made to any size with any leather, cloth or paper combination inside and out. This size in cloth about 200.00; (paper based on choice) usually in between cloth and leather price; this size in leather..

$300.00

THIS ENGLAND 1953
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THIS ENGLAND 1953

By Galloway, Ewing (1881-1953), and Yousef Karsh (1908-2002) photographs.

New York: Wilkinson Publishing Co. Ltd, 1952. Illustrated by b/w photographs (Karsh cover; Ewing most months). First edition. Perfect bound top flip with b/w cover of young Queen Elizabeth. 4to. pp. [26]. Very Good. Nick to queen's forehead and chipped at top binding, cover scored slightly smaller that months, internally near fine, no writing or ownership. This is also known as a "Leap Year" calendar as 1/1 is always a Thursday (last leap year was 2015, next is 2026). Karsh was considered one of the greatest portrait photographers of the 20th century by Time Magazine and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Churchill, Kennedy, Einstein, Queen Elizabeth). Galloway was Collier's photographic Editor and opened the Ewing Galloway Agency in New York in 1920 with many world wide offices to follow. Nicely arranged top to bottom with 2/3 as photo and 1/3 as center calendar with quotations on each side. Changing of the Guard (Buckinham); Lynmouth and Lynton, Devonshire; Worcester Cathedral; Procession of the Order of the Garter; Holford Village, Somerset; Cathedral Town of Ely of the Rive Guse (pictured); Clovelly, Devonshire; Wells Cathedral and moat around the Bishop's Palace; Stanton Village, Gloucestershire; Dorchester; Glastonbury Abbey; Westminster Abbey. The Kresge Art Museum had an exhibit of his photographs in 2007..

$30.00

TWILIGHT DREAMS: Poems and Pictures of Life and Nature.

By Weatherby, Waller, Dixon, et al.

New York: Cassell Publishing, (1891). Illustrated by b&w text engravings throughout from over twenty name illustrators. First thus edition. Original light brown cloth on beveled boards decorated white, brown and gilt with gilt decorated spine and original blue floral eps, aeg. 4to (27cm). pp. 80. Very Good+/No jacket, as issued. Lighly edge and joint rubbed binding, rear cover has a mist of ink spray to small area at bottom spine edge. Internally, several pages have stained/foxed spots with trace spots of foxing starting. Thirty-one poems illustrated by over 20 artists..

$225.00

PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM, 19th Century high varnished honey-colored wood picturing six engraved Scottish scenes with brass clasp, leather spine and 26 boards all edges gilt with leather joints, 104 embellished photograph slots
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PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM, 19th Century high varnished honey-colored wood picturing six engraved Scottish scenes with brass clasp, leather spine and 26 boards all edges gilt with leather joints, 104 embellished photograph slots

By [Scotland].

ca.1871. Illustrated by Dunolly Castle, Eban; Iona Cathedral; St. Martin's Cross, Iona; Inveraray Cross; Dunstafnage Castle on boards; photographic 6.5x10.5cm cards by Patterson, N. Bowness, F. Bedford, G. Wilson, London Stereocopic Co., T. Edge. Wood boards, gilt dentelles under moire pastedowns and endpapers, thick embellished paper boards with mixed oval and rectangle insertion slots (aeg), brass clasp. Oblong: 22 x 15.5 cm for 10.5 x 6.5cm cards/photos. pp. [52] for 104 pictures. Very Good+. Boards near fine, leather spine has one joint tear and rubbing, some boards shaken, but repairable. Contents 53-b/w view of Scotland (Castles, Abbeys, Monuments, Bridges, Landscapes); 6-Famous person ports (Mary Queen of Scotts, Sir Walter Scott & Lady Scott, Thomas Moore, etc.); 7-color Curenius & Quist (Prisbeloni, Dublin 1865) cards of period costumes; 11-family ports; 27-lots blank; 15x11cm W. Banks & Sons engraving of Dunolly Castle (VG+) laid in. A magnificent unique custom album on family tour of Scotland in the Summer of 1871..

$500.00

Entries in her Daily Reminder 1940

By Mabel, a young Bostonian.

Cambridge MA: Standard Diary Co, 1940. First edition. Red cloth. 8vo. pp. January-December 1940. Very Good. Short ink inscription. An unusual glimpse of 1940 from the pen of a young girl's events for 1940. Most pages entered..

$35.00

My Favorite Recipes Blank Book.

By Knox Gelatine.

Montgomery, AL: Favorite Recipes Press, (1964). Illustrated by Cover color recipe (included), b/w photos and information sheets. First edition. Pictorial card covers, white perfect binding. 8vo. pp. 182, [10]. Index, Ads. Near Fine. All recording lines blank except for starter recipes. A wonderful way to record your favorites in bound book form..

$20.00

Autograph Book.

By Worcester County.

n/a: n/a, 1866-74. Brown blind stamped cloth printed gilt, aeg. 2-1/4 by 4 inches. pp. [96]. Near Fine. Collection of 45 period inscriptions from Northbridge; Southbridge; Shrewsbury; Sutton; North,West and East Brookfield; East Douglas; Whitinsville all directed to Emily [Claffin, Roberts] only one is faded and unreadable: most are name, town and date. One example pictured..

$35.00

KEEPING A SPIRITUAL JOURNAL WITH THOMAS MERTON: A Personal Book of Days
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KEEPING A SPIRITUAL JOURNAL WITH THOMAS MERTON: A Personal Book of Days

By Stone, Naomi Burton, Editor.

New York: Doubleday, 1987. Illustrated by Catherine Hopkins cover and 12 b&w photographs. Stated First edition. Pictorial glossy boards, green eps and marking ribbon. 8vo. pp. unpaginated. As New/No jacket, as issued/in NF slipcase. Traces of wear to ribbon and slipcase, no marking or ownership. A timeless and blank journal organized for starting time of your choice (on a Monday etc), weeks one through fifty-two. Editor selected lines from Merton's works (indexed) featured throughout which are additionally illustrated with a full page photograph marking each month. Nice gift for Merton enthusiast..

$20.00

Autograph Book.

N.P: N.P, n.d. Illustrated by Dried flower motif both covers. Leather backed plastic boards decorated gold with ornate metal hinge clasp (both sides), with leather pen holder (broken), aeg. 1-7/8 by 2-3/4 inches. pp. [106]. Very Good. Back strip rubbed with faint cracks and cap chips, clasp darkened, pen holder broken but present. Internally all pages blank with slight toning and several tiny stray stains. Beautiful Victorian autograph book ready to fill..

$50.00

Evening Star, The Sunday Star, Washington, D.C. Diary 1913, The.
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Evening Star, The Sunday Star, Washington, D.C. Diary 1913, The.

By [Blank Diary].

Washington, DC: (Dan A. Carroll, Special Representative, Tribune Building, NY), 1913. Illustrated by b/w plate of Star Building. Red cloth, white print, H.L. Brown embossed in gilt on top board. 8vo. pp. [iv], [28] Alpha index of blanks, 368, [2] Ads. VG. Rubbing to covers, two joint nicks. Front pastedown chart: Five years' growth of Washington, D.C. All ruled pages blank (no writing) and begins on Wednesday January 1 (1913...2020, 2025, 2031). Nice gift for D.C. resident or affiliation..

$20.00