Santa Barbara: A Sequoia Book, 1985. Octavo; G+; Paperback; Spine, white with black print; Cover is white, illustrated, black print, slight edgewear, bump to top of spine, else clean and bright; Text block has separation between cover and first page, else clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the title page; Inscribed by W.R. Hearst, Jr. on the cover; 95 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (chiefly color). BL consignment.
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London: R. Ware, 1757. Early Edition. Square 12mo., 36 pages, 99 plates; VG; bound in modern full crushed brown leather, paneled spine with red label, gilt lettering; slight scuff to tail of spine; part of the rear cover was not properly crushed, part of the original grain shows; red and gilt patterned endpapers; ribbon bound in; with all 99 engraved plates, each numbered, plus the frontispiece; TB consignment; shelved case 3.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1900/1903. First Edition. Glenn Brown. History of the United States Capitol. 2 volumes. 56th Congress, 1st session, 1900/1902, Senate Document 60. First edition; folio. Both volumes in full red cloth binding with gilt ornamentation and lettering on covers and spines. The name of Albert S. Burleson (1863-1937), a former Postmaster General and U.S. Representative fromTexas, is engraved on the front cover of the first volume. Both volumes contain numerous plates, including architectural photographs and plans, portraits, and historical prints and photographs. Condition: Good. Both volumes show fraying and rubbing to head and foot of spine, edges, and corners; general marking due to shelf wear; age-toning throughout; and some chipping to the edges of pages. Both bindings also have somewhat shaken bindings. Volume 1 has a crack after the first gathering and some water-staining on the left side of the top edge throughout, though this does not impact text or plates. Volume 2 has a four-inch tear to the cloth covering over one joint (the board is still fully attached from the inside) and a notable open tear over the author’s name on the spine. There is some water staining to the cover, as well as to the upper left corner and the lower right corner throughout the volume which does not affect either text or plates. There are gutter cracks after the first gathering and before the last gathering. Dimensions 12.25 x 15.25 x 5 inches DG consignment.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1938. First Edition. folio, xxi, 86pp., 91 full page plates; VG-; gray cloth spine with gilt lettering, brown cloth boards; moderate wear, including a vertical stripe of gray paint on front board, some various soiling spots, some fraying to edges, bumping to head and tail of spine; rubbing to boards, bumping and fraying to corners; bump to fore edge of rear board, cloth frayed off; small dot on spine where the cloth has been damaged and slightly opened; interior slightly age-toned; binding sturdy; KJ consignment; shelved above Front Case.
[n.p. but Paris]: [n.p.]. Early Edition. Quarto, 123 leaves; VG; bound in period speckled calf, paneled spine with gilt, titling worn off; some wear and rubbing to boards; speckled textblock; two bookplates to front pastedown; with 122 leaves of plates plus an engraved title page; MW consignment; shelved case 4.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1931. First Edition. small 4to., 114pp.; VG; spine tan with brown lettering; pictorial front board; protected with a thin mylar sheet; mild shelfwear, particularly in slight rubbing to corners; mild age-toning to pages; SIGNED on dedication page by Frank Lloyd Wright, "From one Princetonean to another"; JP consignment; shelved case 11.
Romæ: 1699. Oblong folio, 138 pages; VG; newly rebound in 1/4 brown leather, paneled spine with burgundy label and gilt lettering. brown cloth boards; mild wear to edges of title page, first few leaves, last few leaves; 16 1/2 x 11 inches; lacking 10 plates, numbers: 8, 12, 57, 70, 75, 80, 104, 107, 109, 129; JB consignment; shelved above mythology.