Leningrad: Aurora Art Publishers, 1982. First Edition. Folio; VG-/G+; dark green spine with white text; jacket has rubbing on the front and back, bumping to the head and tail edges, chipping and bumping to the head and tail of spine, light age toning, small closed tear on back tail edge; boards strong; textblock and interior pages have light age toning, otherwise clean; pp 308; shelved in Russian, Slavic, Eastern European art.
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This heavily retouched 8x10 photo of the Lunts dining with Lawrence Farrell, their acting company manager, may have been taken at Schellhase's restaurant in Baltimore MD. The photo is inscribed to the Schellhases and probably dates from the preview tour of "Taming of the Shrew when the Lunts dined there every night they were in Baltimore. The photo, mounted to stiff cardboard, is in Fair to Good condition with very faded ink. The inscription and signatures are readable if you hold it to the light at the right angle. Schellhase's Restaurant in Baltimore MD, owned by C H Otto Schellhase and Frieda Schellhase, operated from 1924 to 1980 and is "remembered for its heavy draperies and even heavier food." H.L. Mencken made it famous as the meeting place for his Saturday Night club. Mencken's influence led many in the world of the arts to gather there. Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullivan were married in Baltimore in 1931 and had their reception at Schellhase's. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne ate there every night while touring in "The Taming of the Shrew." The walls of Schellhase's gave testimony to its popularity with theatre types, being covered in signed photos of the many Broadway and Hollywood performers who stopped there in the 1930s, '40s, '50s and into the 1960s. -Shelved in Schellhase binder [consignment].
New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1928. 12 mo. VG/no DJ - hardback. Faded blue, yellow, and tan spine; covers are mostly clean although some of the illustration has slightly rubbed off; covers have minimal edgewear; boards are strong; binding is strong but part of the hinge is slightly loose by the title page; textblock is clean. Pp. 40.
Edinburgh & Dun Eideann: Comann-Bhioball Duthchail Na H-Alba, 1992. Small Octavo; VG/no-DJ; Black spine with gold text; Boards have lightly bumped corners, one small tear on rear spine edge, small tear at tail corner edge, otherwise exterior is very lightly rubbed and panels are sturdy; Text block is clean with tight binding; pp 85. Scottish Gaelic text.
Oslo: AMAP-Artic Monitoring and Assessment Programme, 1998. Thick Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; Off-white spine with black text; Cloth has minor shelf wear, besides slight smudges on front panel, exterior is generally clean with strong and sturdy panels; Text block shows slight shelf wear along exterior edges due to handling, previous owner's name on ffep, otherwise pages are clean with tight binding; pp 859. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Roma: De Luca Editore, 1985. Quarto; G+/no-DJ paperback w/ faux dust jacket flaps; Gray spine with light gray text; Covers have rubbed exterior and corners due to handling, age toning along spine & rear edges, slight edge wear, overall covers show moderate wear; Text block is lightly age toned & unmarked; Front cover appears to be cracking slightly from binding; pp 130.
1946. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, orange without print, separating from cover; Boards in orange paper with blue print, wear to corners, spine paper is torn and hanging by a portion of one edge, shelfwear; Text block has inked out label on front pastedown, tear at top of front endpaper hinge; Essays by Moholy-Nagy, Fernand Leger, et al.; unpaged, illustrated (b&w plates). [Shelf: American Art].
Milwaukee: The Antique Airplane Association, 1957, 1958. Small quarto; G/no-DJ; navy spine with gilt text; volume 1 only; 12 issues in one book, September 1957 - August 1958; cloth has some rubbing to edges; slight sunning to spine; some sunfading to panels; sturdy boards; text block has red speckled exterior edges; interiors clean; profusely illustrated; ink mark to rear endpaper; tight binding.
Milwaukee: The Antique Airplane Association, 1959, 1960. Small quarto; G/no-DJ; navy spine with gilt text; volume 3 only; 14 issues in one book, November 1959 - December 1960; cloth has some rubbing to edges; slight sunning to spine; some sunfading to panels; sturdy boards; text block has red speckled exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated; tight binding.
Alexandria: Highland House Publishers, Inc, 1988. Quarto; VG/VG Hardcover; White spine with black text; Moderate shelf wear to dust jacket, slight rubbing and blemishes along surfaces, minor chipping at corners; Boards are strong and clean, binding solid; Text block clean, vivid grey-scale illustrations; pp 293- 581, Volume II includes chapter forewords and comments of the Sack adventures in acquiring masterpieces Additional shipping is needed for expedited / international orders. Book(s) too heavy/ large to ship via economy international shipping methods. For international/expedited orders, please inquire for rates].
Alexandria: Highland House Publishers Inc, 1988. Quarto; VG/VG Hardcover; White spine with black text; Moderate shelf wear to dust jacket, rubbing and blemishes along surfaces, minor chipping at corners and sides; Boards are strong and clean, binding solid; Text block clean, vivid color illustrations; 289 pp; Additional shipping is needed for expedited / international orders. Book(s) too heavy/ large to ship via economy international shipping methods. For international/expedited orders, please inquire for rates].
Washington DC: Hightland House Publisher Inc, 1974. Quarto; VG/VG Hardcover; White spine with black text; Moderate shelf wear to dust jacket, slight rubbing and blemishes along surfaces, minor chipping at corners, minor tears along tail edge of rear dust jacket cover, dj attached to boards; Boards are strong and clean, binding solid; Text block clean, vivid color illustrations; starts at pp 1115 -1390; Volume V contains 2400 objects, 48 pps of color illustrations; Additional shipping is needed for expedited / international orders. Book(s) too heavy/ large to ship via economy international shipping methods. For international/expedited orders, please inquire for rates].
Alexandria, VA: Highland House Publishers, Inc. Mixed Editions. Quarto; pp 2541; VG-/G-; off-white spines with black text; 9 volumes: vol. 1, [ISBN 0918712017], 1988; vol. 2, [ISBN 0918712017], 1988; vol. 3, [ISBN 0918712033], 1988; vol. 4, [ISBN 09187120010], 1974; vol. 5, [ISBN 091871205x], 1982; vol. 6, [ISBN 09187120010], 1989; vol. 7, [ISBN 0918712077], 1983; vol. 8, , 1986; vol. 9, [ISBN 0918712084], 1989; dust jackets have some moderate soiling to exteriors; small chips to edges; slight toning inside dust jackets; cloths have mild wear to edges; strong boards; text blocks show slight wear to exterior edges; interiors clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Edison, New Jersey: Chartwell, 2005. First Thus Edition. Oblong folio; VG- condition hardcover; bound in the Easton Press style in full blue leather; gilt decorated spine and top board; A.E.G.; silk moire end papers; silk book mark bound in; few minor scratches and abrasions; binding shaken at head edge, loosening yet still strong; contents clean; profusely illustrated in color. [Shelved at Rockville].
New Haven: 1847. First Edition. 8vo., paged -462, vii pages, illustrated; Fair; brown cover with black print, cover generally soiled with stains, tears at spine, foxing, buff label affixed to front is partially torn away, corners bumped, spine partially exposed; back is very soiled with upper right corner torn away and tears at lower edge, spotting, smudging; interior foxing and stained; "Vol. IV, November 1847, No. 12."
New Haven: 1847. First Edition. 8vo., paged -304, illustrated, tables; G-; brown cover with black print, stains, smudging, spotting, tears at spine expose binding, slight foxing, corners bumped; back has slight tear to upper left corner and along left edge, foxing, spotting, light smudging; interior foxing with some staining; "Vol. IV, September 1847, No. 11."
Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., 1938. First Edition. Small Quarto; pp 159; G/no-DJ; teal blue spine with gilt text; cloth shows lightly sunned exterior; intact edges and panels; text block some foxing to exterior edges; light foxing to first and last few pages; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; tight binding; previous owner's name to ffep and rear pastedown;.
Providence: American Mathematical Society, 1956. Octavo; VG/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, grey with gold print; Boards in grey cloth with gold print, some spotting, mild wear to bottom edge and spine caps, bump to lower portion of rear cover; Textblock has vendor stamp on front endpapers, mild tanning to endpapers, otherwise clean and tight; iii, 316 pages.
Holland: Theron Wierenga, 1981. Quarto; Originally published 1834; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, slight shelfwear; Text block has spotting to edges and to endpapers and title page, else clean and tight; “American State Papers. Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, From the First Session of the First to the Second Session of the Twenty-Second Congress, Inclusive, Commencing March 4, 1789, and Ending March 2, 1833”— Original title page; iii, 361, viii pages.
Manchester, MA: Cape Ann Train Company, 2001. Facsimile Reprint. Large, Thick Octavo; pp 1664; G/paperback; ivory spine with black text; covers have light toning toward edges; minor wear to edges; intact panels; text block shows light shelf wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated;.
Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Russia: ХУДОЖНИК РСФСР ЛЕНИНГРАД (Artist of the RSFSR) LENINGRAD, 1972. Hardcover Small Imperial Octavo; VG/VG; DJ is age toned with general shelf ware, rubbing on corners and covers, damp staining and pronounced sunning on spine, closed tear on foot edge of front cover near bottom right corner; Text block lightly age toned but clean, text and illustration clear and legible, mostly in Ukrainian, English book summary and index in back; pp 239.
Geneva: Rolex Watch Company. Second edition. Octavo; Second edition; G-/G-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, black with white print; DJ in mylar, edgewear, shelfwear, small portion of rear lower corner torn away, small tears across top and bottom edges; Boards in green cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners, slight shelfwear; Text block has intermittent spine breaks, clean text; xiv, 52 pages, illustrated.
New York: The Grafton Press, Publishers, 1910. Thick Octavo; pp 406; Fair/no-DJ; green spine with gilt text; this volume only; cloth is sun faded with slight staining to front; spotting to exterior, mostly to spine; some wear to edges and corners; text block has slight toning to exterior edges, previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, some writing to ffep; light pencil throughout.
Buffalo: William S. Hein Company, 1983, 2000. Octavo; 2 volumes; Facsimile reprint, originally published, Dublin, 1865,1869; VG-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green with white print; Boards in green cloth with white print, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; “Published under the direction of the Commissioners for Publishing the Ancient Laws and Institutes of Ireland”— title page; “Hiberniae Leges et Institutiones Antiquae, or, Ancient Laws and Institutes of Ireland”— half-title page; Text in Gaelic and English on facing pages; 2 volumes (335, 448 pages).
Sevilla: Sevilla Equipo 28, Consejeria de Cultura, Junta de Andalucia, 1989. Quarto; VG-/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with white and red print; DJ has small tear at bottom of spine, mild edgewear; Boards in red cloth with white print, slight warping, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Text in Spanish; 316 pages, illustrated (some color).
Paris: Chez Vincent, 1772. second edition. 12mo; G-/no-DJ; Brown spine with gilt text; 2 volumes; Half-bound leather spine with boards which have rubbed, sunned and scratched exterior with bumped and fraying edges, spine edges have tears and peeling and cracking of outer spine most notably on vol. 2 at head edge, however panels are still intact; Text blocks show darkening due to age with slight shadow toning on end papers and pastedowns, and stiff pages which are still fully bound and intact; pp 762. French text.
Berlin, Gottingen, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 1958. Zweite erweiterte Auflage. Octavo; vg+/vg-; dj, yellow spine with black text; HB, yellow cloth spine with green text; ex libris, name stamp; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 284 pp.; 68 text figures; dj, sunned; chipping and small tears; else very good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN.
San Francisco: PBA Galleries, 2002. Octavo; VG/no-DJ paperback; Off-white spine with black text; Covers have very slightly age toned exterior with minor wear along edges, panels are sturdy and intact; Text block shows slight shelf wear due to handling with unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 108. Shelved next to front desk.
London: Bonham's, 2005. Large Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Gray spine with white text; Covers have very slightly age toned exterior with minor wear along edges, panels are sturdy and intact; Text block shows slight shelf wear due to handling with unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 182. Shelved next to front desk.
Scranton: International Textbook Company, 1913? Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, black with gold print; Boards three quarter bound with black leather to spine and corners, brown cloth to boards, light wear to corners and spine caps, wear to front edges, tears to cloth along edges with leather, shelfwear; Text block has red-tinted edges, clean and tight; Title from spine; “International Correspondence Schools”— spine; variously paged, illustrated (b&w).