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MAY 2017 • Volume 16 • Number 5

9-7-1274038 William Elliot Griffis
COREA: THE HERMIT NATION

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894. Fourth Edition. William Elliot Griffis (September 17, 1843 – February 5, 1928) was an American orientalist, Congregational minister, lecturer, and prolific author. This book is divided into three parts: (I) Ancient and Medieval History, (II) Political and Social Corea and (III) Modern and Recent History. Selected by scholars as being culturally important, this book has been reprinted many times during the last one hundred years. More than two dozen maps, plans, and illustrations, including a color folding map of Cho-sen (Corea) bound in. Hardcover without dust jacket. 474 pages.
9-7-1274038        $200

9-114-1258788

SOLD

W.C. Riley
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
THE WORLD'S WONDERLAND

St. Paul, MN: Northern News Co. ca. 1890. First edition. More than 70 small black and white engravings, so intricately executed at first glance they look like black and white photographs. Engraved by Chas Frey, Frankfurt, Germany, from photographs by Ingersoll and Haynes.
SOLD          $200
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9-77-1272824SOLD William Roger Louis
RUANDA-URUNDI 1884-1919

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1963. First Edition. The diplomatic history of Ruanda-Urundi reveals how Africa was partitioned: by diplomats drawing lines on maps. Eventually the European powers tried to adjust these arbitrary boundaries to local conditions, resulting in interminable frontier squabbles. A case study in how an African territory was created and ruled from afar. Hardcover with dust jacket. 290 pages.
SOLD          $75
9-3-1273265 Carrie Fisher
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987. First Edition. Semi-autobiographical novel about movie actress "Suzanne Vale" as she tries to get her life together after a drug overdose. Adapted by Fisher for a 1990 movie starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine, directed by Mike Nichols. Unlike the movie, most of the conflict in the book is internal, as "Suzanne" learns to live without drugs. Hardcover with dust jacket. 223 pages.
9-3-1273265          $100

9-48-1272819

Maud Ballington Booth
SLEEPY-TIME STORIES
[SIGNED]
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1901. The sixth reprinting of the 1899 first edition. Booth was a Salvation Army leader who later founded Volunteers of America and wrote books on prison reform as well as books for young children. Interior illustrations by Maud Humphrey, mother of Humphrey Bogart, who frequently used her young son as a model. Hardcover with green, rose and gilt illustrations and designs. 177 pages.
9-48-1272819          $100
9-315-1272780SOLD David Boswell
FUN WITH REID FLEMING
WORLD'S TOUGHEST MILKMAN
[SIGNED]
Forestville, California: Eclipse Books, 1991. Limited Edition. Number 3 of 300 copies, signed by author on limitations page. The inspiration for Boswell's truculent milkman includes a real-life childhood bully and influences as wide-ranging as film directors Josef von Sternberg and Luis Buñuel, composer Hector Berlioz, comedians Buster Keaton and W.C. Fields, humorist Robert Benchley, and early Hollywood and European cinema stars. A unique character optioned in the 1980s for a film as yet unproduced. Hardcover with dust jacket. 173 pages.
SOLD          $100
9-9-1273185 Julia Child
JULIA CHILD & MORE COMPANY
[SIGNED]
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. First Edition. Julia at her best, making life easier for those faced with the perennial problem of what to cook for company. Thirteen more splendid menus for entertaining. Signed in purple ink: "Bon Appetit! Julia Child". Softcover, 248 pages.
9-9-1273185          $100
9-3-1273646SOLD W. Somerset Maugham
CAKES AND ALE

London: William Heinemann, 1930. First Edition. Maugham exposes the misguided social snobbery leveled at the character Rosie Driffield, whose frankness, honesty and sexual freedom make her a target of conservative propriety. Maugham drew his title from the remark of Sir Toby Belch to Malvolio in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night: "Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?" Hardcover with dust jacket. 270 pages.
SOLD        $100
 
9-102-1273815SOLD H.R.P. Dickson
THE ARAB OF THE DESERT
A GLIMPSE INTO THE BADAWIN LIFE IN KUWAIT AND SAU'DI ARABIA

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1967. First Edition, Fourth Impression. Dickson had a detailed knowledge of bedouin life and customs, and produced two books which are considered valuable chronicles of a now-threatened way of life: The Arab of the Desert, first published in 1949, and Kuwait and her Neighbours, first published in 1956, have been described as "monumental" and are sought-after collector's items. Profusely illustrated with photographs, maps, drawings, and family trees. Hardcover with dust jacket. 664 pages.
SOLD          $100
9-51-1273841SOLD Reyner Banham
MEGASTRUCTURE: URBAN FUTURES OF THE RECENT PAST

London: Thames and Hudson, 1976. First Edition. Megastructure is a giant, adaptable, multi-purpose building containing most of the functions of a city. Popularized in the 1950s and 60s, architects and citizens alike had abandoned the idea soon after 1970. The author chronicles the rise and fall of the Megastructure idea. The book includes a fascinating collection of photographs, drawings and models of megastructures on almost every page. Softcover, 224 pages.
SOLD         $100
9-48-1273715  Kenneth Grahame
DREAM DAYS

London UK: John Lane, 1902. First Illustrated edition (Maxfield Parrish). Dream Days received strong approval from the literary critics of the day. A sequel to The Golden Age, both books "paint a convincingly unsentimental picture of childhood, with the adults in these sketches totally out of touch with the real concerns of the young people around them, including their griefs and rages." Best known for Grahame's classic story "The Reluctant Dragon". Color illustrated hardcover with black and white interior illustrations. 228 pages.
9-48-1273715          $100
9-3-1273713SOLD Richard Aldington
ROADS TO GLORY
[SIGNED]
London: Chatto and Windus, 1930. Limited Edition. Collection of 13 short stories about World War One. Aldington joined the British Army during the Great War and was wounded on the Western Front. He never completely recovered from the war and may have suffered from post traumatic stress disorder. His 1962 obituary described him as "an angry young man of the generation before they became fashionable" and who "remained something of an angry old man to the end". Limited edition of 360 copies, this is number 57, signed by Aldington on limitations page. Hardcover, no dust jacket as issued. 278 pages.
SOLD        $125
 
9-91-1272935SOLD Alison Castle
STANLEY KUBRICK'S NAPOLEON:
THE GREATEST MOVIE NEVER MADE

Koln: Taschen, 2011. First Edition. Kubrick planned a large-scale biographical film about Napoleon Bonaparte. This large hardcover volume of over 1,000 pages collects Kubrick's plans and research on his project. Kubrick watched every film made about Napoleon, conducted research, and wrote a preliminary screenplay. He scouted locations, planning to film large portions of the action in France and Romania, but the project was eventually canceled due to the prohibitive cost of location filming. Kubrick's historical research influenced his 1975 film Barry Lyndon. In 2016, HBO announced plans for a miniseries based on Kubrick's screenplay.
SOLD         $225
 

 

NEXT FREE EVENT: SATURDAY, MAY 27, 10AM-1PM
Free verbal appraisals of books, manuscripts, documents, autographs, art, photographs, paintings by Allan Stypeck, Antiques Road Show veteran and currently a regular on MPT’s Chesapeake Collectibles. No appointments. First come, first served. Limit five items per person.

Some Highpoints from the April 29 Free Appraisal Day Event:
Robert Frost: Limited signed “Hard to Be a King” • Jewish passports from Czechoslovakia and Germany circa 1939 • John F Kennedy: Signed copy of "Profiles in Courage" and U.S. Senate pass • Daniel Coxe: “Description of the Carolinas” 1722 • Virginia Woolf: First and signed editions • Baum: First edition of the “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” • Patrick O’Brian: Signed first edition of “Blue at the Mizzen” • Anton LaVey: “The Compleat Witch” inscribed to the publisher of Dodd Mead • William Styron: Signed first editions of “Lie Down in Darkness” and “The Confessions of Nat Turner” • Charles Bukowski: Signed limited edition of “Give Me Your Love” • Bram Stoker: First edition of “Dracula” • Mary Shelley: Early editions of “Frankenstein” • Ben Shahn: Signed limited edition of “Nine Drawings” •  Joan Miro: Signed limited lithographs from “Matavillas” • Belch: "New Map of London” 1820 • Reid: “Essays of the Active Powers of Man” 1687 • Carter Woodson: First edition of “Negro Makers of History” • Tolkien: “Lord of the Rings” signed copy in Elvish • Carmichael: “Man from the Moon” first edition • James Ullman: Signed first edition of “Everest Kingdom of Adventure” • Margaret Mitchell: Signed copy of “Gone With the Wind” • Joseph Conrad: Collection of first editions • Lord Byron: Collection of first editions

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM APRIL 2017 ACCREDITED APPRAISALS
• United States Supreme Court Historical Society, items relating to Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black • Smithsonian Museum of American History, the Michael and Jane Stern archives of American food and pop culture • Morgan Library and Museum, Robert and Linda Stillman collection of Alfred Jarry and the study of pataphysics • Johns Hopkins U., archival papers and related material of U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski • Casa de Las Americas, Latin American studies library of Dr. Franklin W. Knight.

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