Versailles: L. Bernard, n.d., [ca. 1880s]. bound with: Illustrated guide to the Trianon palaces and gardens, their history and description; the order of visiting the apartments; catalogue of the objects of art contained therein; and the carriages and hamlet, etc.16mo, pp. 127, 89, [2, indexes], [5, ads]; illustrated throughout; original red cloth elaborately decorated in silver and gilt, spine gilt, a.e.g., marbled endpapers; very good.
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Montreal: Privately printed, December, 1923. Slim 12mo, pp. 14; Ltd. to 350 copies printed for Charles Corbett Ronalds by The Ronalds Company Limited, woodcut frontispiece, initials rubricated; previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper with some offset, a near fine copy in beautiful decorative floral paper covered boards, with black lettering on spine.
New York: New York Public Library, 1934. Edition limited to 500 copies "reprinted in revised form from the Bulletin of the N.Y.P.L.," 8vo, pp. 32, ; text partially in double column, 5 full-p. illus. on rectos and versos of 3 plates; orig. printed wrappers bound in; contemporary half red calf, gilt-stamped spine; very good. The introductory text and glossary of liturgical terms are by Charles F. McCombs.
Paris: Institute d'Ethnologgie, 1928. 2 vols., thick 12mo, orig. cloth-backed boards, each spine incorporating a sleeve for a pencil; pencil present; covers watersatined, mild dampstain pervades text, else good or better. Pro-forma books for linquistic anthropological study, labeled vol. I and vol. II, each with 4 folding pre-addressed envelopes on perforated stubs at the back for mailings from the field; printed text in French in ruled boxes on every page divided according to subject matter, with ample space for transliteration. Includes instructions for use, systems of notation, etc. The name "Hallowell" is in ink on the upper cover of each volume.
[1800s]. 6 volumes, 1,025 entries in total with a manuscript illustration for each and annotations for most illustrations. The volumes are organized by I Ching hexagrams, with each hexagram section including a series of images, from mundane household objects, to mythical creatures, to full scenes. Some images are repeated between hexagrams, such as roosters and cats, and it appears that the work is the result of multiple hands, as the style and skill varies between books, or even between sections. The set is incomplete, and contains volumes 1, 3, 4, 8, 9 and 12 of 12 total volumes. Original stab bound green paper wrappers, well worn and with fragments of title on a few volumes, lower cover of vol 12 partially perished, internal pages clean and bright. The title suggests an association with Neo-Daoism. Although unfortunately incomplete, this is an intriguing set with no similar examples that we could find.
Taipei, Taiwan: National Palace Museum, 1971. Facimile repint of 1935 title, folio, pp. , 12, 16, 22, 30, 24, 12, 20, 20, 14, 16, 27, , 14, ; black and white illustrations, including maps [one folding], mostly historical buildings; perfect bound in black paper covers; covers creased, very good.
Saint Paul: James M. Goodhue, 1852. 8vo, pp. 258; original printed wrappers, some soiling, nick in front wrap near head of spine, a larger section torn away from bottom right corner slightly affecting text, some creasing, faint signature in pencil of "Ramsey" (unattributed) on cover; a very good or better example from Minnesota's first printer. Martin 41. Sabin 49257, citing 1850 journal.
New Guinea, U.S. Naval Base: August 14, 1944. 8vo, pp. 16; mimeograph newspaper published for the saiors in New Guinea. Includes a front-page appeal to soldiers and sailors to apply for absentee ballots to vote in the November election; much war news, including accounts of bombings in the Philippines, and the report of the allies entering Florence, and a report of 10,000 casualties, i.e. Australian girls who have married Americans. And the Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Athletics 5-4. OCLC locates only one copy in Australia.
Paris: Francis Campbell, n.d., [ca. 1903]. 12mo, pp. 32; large folding map printed in color in rear cover pocket; a few small maps in the text, ads on endpapers and rear cover; original tan wrappers printed in red and blue, and with a small inset map on the front; some toning and soiling else very good. The large map has a tourist's route on it marked out in blue pencil. Not in OCLC.
London: Longman, [et. al.], 1865. Royal 8vo, pp. 4, xx, 400, 16; 1 folding facsimile in color; ex-library copy with usual markings, pages slightly browned, small crack in upper hinge, extremities and spines rubbed, small cracks and chips at spine ends, covers slightly scuffed, else good or better in contemporary quarter brown morocco gilt over black paper-covered boards. Two chronicles of the kings of Great Britain, both in French. The first chronicle is a summary, while the second gives more details of the reigns. The original chronicle ends at 1274, at the beginning of Edward I's reign; the Wroxham and Sempringham continuations extend the chronicle to 1326. These documents are of interest to the philologist as examples of 13th-century written French in England; Glover provides a facing English translation.
[St. Paul: Pioneer Press, n.d., ca. 1885]. Only edition, 8vo, pp.48; 9 full-p. wood-engraved illus. of Minnesota cities and views; very good in orig. printed wrappers, with a map of the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba railroad connections on the back. Mostly on the interior of Minnesota, with an excursion into Dakota. "The following letters, from a well-known correspondent, who visited the Northwest in May and June, 1885, are presented to the public in their present form, as faithfully setting forth the actual condition and future prospects of the agricultural and other interests of that region."
N.p. copyright by the Log Committee, 1915. 8vo, pp. unpaginated; text illustrations; original brown paper-covered boards, printed paper spine label; binding rubbed, spine edges chipped, hinges starting; a good, sound copy. 250 Harvard men, their relatives and friends sailed on the Finland steamer from New York to San Francisco via the Panama Canal in the summer of 1915. This log is a lighthearted description of their journey.
Washington: G.P.O., 1900. 8vo, pp. 87; 5 maps (4 folding and 3 in color), 7 plates; ex-library copy with usual markings, bookplate of James J. Hill, pages slightly browned, top of spine rubbed, upper cover faded; good in original green cloth, gilt lettering on upper cover, paper mss. label on spine. Hermann, as Commissioner of the General Land Office, corrected an error in the official United States map: the territory west of the Rockies had been considered part of the Louisiana Purchase. This work accompanied the correction and contains the background of the Louisiana Purchase and the annexation of the territory west of the Rockies.
Japan: [c. 1870s]. 6 sheets, each 9.5" x 13.5" with 10 hand-painted images on each of figures used in illustrating the card game Hyakunin isshu karuta. The images of lords and ladies, warriors, monks and nuns each represent one of the 100 poets who contributed a single poem to the anthology from which the game is derived. As there are only 60 images here, the set is incomplete. Stylistic elements date the set as having been produced around or shortly after the Meiji period (1868-1912). Each image is bordered by bleed marks, suggesting a manuscript draft of a set that may have later gone to print or simply been cut up and pasted onto boards. Even incomplete they are a charming collection in an unusual format.