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  • Quiet Spirit, Skillful Hand : The Graphic Work of Clare Leighton

    By Clare Leighton

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Wrappers
    • Publisher: Mint Museum of Art
    (2008). Oblong 4to. Negligible smudges to front wrapper panel. NF in wrappers.
  • Downtown: A Novel

    By Ed McBain

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
    • Published: 1991
    (1991). 8vo. 1st American edition. SIGNED by the author. Toning to front panel and tearing to upper spine of dust jacket. NF/VG.
  • Reconstitution

    By Christian Boltanski

    Our Price: $175.00
    • Format: Wrappers
    • Publisher: Whitechapel/ Van Abbemuseum
    • Published: 1990
    (London/ Eindhoven). (1990). 18 pieces. 4to. 1st edition. Contains 18 items, including three catalogues, Reconstitution, 1944-90, An Interview with Georgia Marsh, five reprints of artists books, two facsimile letters, photocopied flyer, exhibition invitation, two black and white photographic cards, three color postcards and color poster. Several pieces containing text in French. Slight rippling to Reconstitution and 1944-90 with curling to bottom fore-corner of both volumes. Otherwise contents clean. Some wear to publisher's printed box, with tear along joint of lid. VG in VG box. THE SET:
  • A Book of Old English Ballads

    By Hamilton W. Mabie

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Macmillan Company
    • Published: 1869
    (1869). 12mo. T.e.g. Foxing to leaves. Tearing to f.f.e.p. Bookplate adhered to front p.d.e.p. Note pencilled to r.f.e.p. Tear to page 159. General shelfwear to boards with fraying to spine ends. VG.
  • The Sea Around Us

    By Rachel L. Carson

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
    • Published: 1980
    8vo. LIMITED NUMBERED SIGNED EDITION. One of 2,000 copies, this being number 1316 of 2000. Very slight lean to spine of book. Toning to spine of and slight chipping to corners of glassine d.j. Fading on spine of slipcase and top of slipcase. Title plate on spine of slipcase is partially detached and creased at bottom. VG in VG slipcase.
  • A Catalogue Raisonne of the Prints of Sir Francis Seymour Haden

    By Sir Francis Seymour Haden

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • Publisher: Robin Garton Ltd.
    • Published: 1983
    4to. 1st edition. T.e.g. Fading to spine of gently edgeworn dust jacket. NF/VG in NF slipcase.
  • 4to. LIMITED EDITION. One of 450 copies. Bright, clean copy. Light soiling and shelfwear to glassine d.j. NF/NF.
  • Five Decades

    By David Hammons

    Our Price: $250.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • Publisher: Mnuchin Gallery
    • Published: 2016
    (New York). (2016). 4to. Half-cover slipcase. Soiling to cloth edges of boards. Rubbing to slipcase. VG in VG slipcase.
  • Eldest: Inheritance Book 2

    By Christopher Paolini

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 2005
    (2005). 8vo. Later printing. SIGNED by the author. Bumping to spine and rubbed boards. Fraying to lower rear forecorner. Soiling to textblock. Fraying and chipping to rubbed dust jacket with tearing to lower rear hinge. VG/VG.
  • Wood-Engravings of Gertrude Hermes

    By Gertrude Hermes

    Our Price: $150.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Scolar Press
    (England). (1993). 4to. 1st edition. Clean bright copy. NF/NF.
  • Our Town

    By Thornton Wilder

    Our Price: $150.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
    • Published: 1974
    4to. LIMITED SIGNED EDITION. One of 2,000 copies. SIGNED by both the author anad illustrator. Minor superficial tearing to margins of slipcase. Fading to spine and margins of slipcase. VG in VG slipcase.
  • The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat

    By Jean-Michel Basquiat

    Our Price: $150.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • Publisher: Enrico Navarro Gallery
    • Published: 2017
    (2017). 4to. 1st edition. Rubbing to boards. Bumping to spine ends and lower rear forecorner. Smudging to head of textblock near spine. VG.
  • Gypsies

    By Josef Koudelka

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Aperture
    • Published: 1975
    (New York). (1975). 4to. Later printing. Slight smudging to front pastedown with light staining to f.f.e.p. Mild shelfwear to d.j. Previous price-sticker to upper margin of front d.j. flap. VG/VG.
  • The Warburgs : The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family

    By Ron Chernow

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Wrappers
    • Publisher: Vintage Books / Random House
    (1993). 8vo. 2nd printing. SIGNED by the author on t.p. Very light edgewear to text-block. Contents bright. Moderate rubbing and edgewear to wrappers, with 'Borders Autographed Copy' sticker affixed to front panel. VG in wrappers.
  • Skrebneski: Black, White & Color Photographs: 1949-1989

    By Victor Skrebneski

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • Publisher: Bulfinch Press Book
    • Published: 1989
    (1989). 4to. 1st edition. SIGNED by the artist at r.f.e.p. Toning to head of bumped boards and soiled dust jacket. Paper remnants adhered to rear board. Fraying to spine ends and forecorners. Water damage to textblock and dust jacket. Chipping and tearing to rubbed d.j. with sticker adhered to lower rear panel. VG/VG.
  • The Call of the Wild

    By Jack London

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
    • Published: 1960
    4to. LIMITED SIGNED EDITION. One of 1,500 copies. Toning with creasing to glassine d.j. Chipping with several minute closed tears to margins. Roughly 6 inch tear to d.j. spine. Slight peeling to cloth to bottom edge of slipcase. VG/VG in VG slipcase.
  • Finding My Voice : My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward

    By Valerie Jarrett

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Viking
    • Published: 2019
    (New York). (2019). 8vo. 2nd printing. SIGNED by the author. Bumping to spine ends. Contents clean and bright. Minor rubbing and edgewear to d.j. NF/NF.
  • Finnegan's Wake

    By James Joyce

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: The Viking Press
    • Published: 1947
    (1947). 8vo. Later printing. Smudging to toned text block. Soiling to boards with fraying to spine ends. Heavily chipped and torn dust jacket detached. Condition noted. VG/Good.
  • The Yankee Way : Playing, Coaching, and My Life in Baseball

    By Willie Randolph

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: itbooks
    (New York). (2014). 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by Randolph. Faintest toning to leaves. Minor rubbing to d.j. VG/VG.
  • Fahrenheit 451

    By Ray Bradbury

    Our Price: $500.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
    • Published: 1982
    8vo. LIMITED NUMBERED SIGNED EDITION. One of 2000 copies. SIGNED by Bradbury and Mugnaini. Bumping to edges of rubbed boards, especially to upper margins of fore edges. Over opening to autograph page. Rubbing to slipcase with wear to corners near opening and bump to upper edge. VG in VG slipcase.
  • The Awdrey-Gore Legacy

    By Edward Gorey

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company
    (1972). Small oblong 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by Gorey. Light rubbing to spine ends and fore-corners. Creased ex-libris sticker affixed to front paste-down. Contents clean. Moderate toning and mild shelfwear to d.j. VG/VG.
  • Shadow: The Mask of Mephisto and Murder by Magic

    By Walter Gibson

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781299809758
    • Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
    • Published: 1975
    8vo. 1st edition. Bumping to spine ends and fore-corners of mildly rubbed boards. Contents bright. Moderate toning, rubbing and edgewear to d.j. VG/VG.
  • Death in Venice

    By Thomas Mann

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
    • Published: 1972
    Large 8vo. LIMITED SIGNED EDITION. One of 1500 copies. SIGNED by the illustrator. Quarter leather. Gentle rubbing to boards. Fading to spine and upper and lower panels of rubbed slipcase. NF in VG slipcase.
  • Feel Free: Essays

    By Zadie Smith

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Penguin Press
    • Published: 2018
    8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by Smith. Bumping and tearing to spine ends. Rubbing and impressions to edgeworn boards. Mild edgewear to dust jacket. VG/VG.
  • El Anatsui: Art and Life

    By El Anatsui

    Our Price: $150.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • Publisher: Prestel
    • Published: 2012
    (2012). 4to. Bumping to spine ends. Gentle shelfwear. VG.
  • Poems of Heinrich Heine

    By Heinrich Heine

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
    • Published: 1957
    Large 8vo. LIMITED SIGNED EDITION. One of 1500 copies. SIGNED by the illustrator. Quarter leather. Slight wear to spine ends with mild rubbing to boards. Some toning to leaves and text block. Rubbing to slipcase. VG in VG slipcase.
  • Twenty Years After

    By Alexandre Dumas

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
    • Published: 1958
    8vo. LIMITED SIGNED EDITION. One of 1500 copies. SIGNED by the illustrator. T.e.g. Slight bumping to spine ends. Contents clean. Rubbing and edgewear to slipcase with cracking to lower edge. VG in VG slipcase.
  • A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man

    By James Joyce

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
    • Published: 1968
    8vo. LIMITED SIGNED EDITION, one of 1,500, SIGNED by the illustrator. Touch of soiling to front leather edge near spine and front board. Impressions and rubbing to faded slipcase. VG/VG.
  • Chris Burden: 74-77

    By Chris Burden

    Our Price: $300.00
    • Format: Wrappers
    • Publisher: Chris Burden
    • Published: 1978
    Small thin 4to. SIGNED by Burden. Self-published. Rubbing with light scratching to wrappers. Some chipping to head of spine with associated tear to head of joint of front wrapper. Fading to spine. Slight toning to verso of wrappers and leaves. Over-opening at title. VG in wrappers.
  • Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World

    By Bill Clinton

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 2007
    8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by Clinton. Slight shelfwear to d.j. VG/VG.

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