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Large square octavo, 9.5 x 9.5", unpaged, (19 French-folded leaves). There is an introduction by Gibson A. Danes, then Dean of the school of Art and Architecture at Yale, a page of comments by Paul Rand, and color illustrations for a dozen trademarks designed by Rand, including Borzoi Books, Westinghouse, IBM and Esquire Magazine. The cover design and typography are by Paul Rand; the general design and printing are by Hiram Ash, then at the School of Art and Architecture at Yale University. This copy is from Hiram Ash's own library. The book was printed in an edition of 450 copies -- a limitation not mentioned in the book but noted in a Wittenborn advertisement in "Typographica" for June, 1961, and, with reason, considered to be the scarcest of Paul Rand books. Faint age-toning to page edges else fine in heavy white wrappers printed in yellow, orange and black, and in the slightly rippled original glassine, which has two tiny tears and a couple of pinhead-sized chips. The price is net.
THE TRADEMARKS OF PAUL RAND / A SELECTION
Rand, Paul
New York: George Wittenborn,Inc, 1960.
Price: $1,500.00
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Folio, 128, 132, 140 numbered pages, the English-language edition, with covers by Georges Braque, Pierre Bonnard and Georges Rouault. The list of contributors, both artists and writers, still astonishes by its eclectic richness:  -- André Malraux, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, André Gide, Matisse, Chagall, MIro, Jean-Paul Sartre, Brassai, Kandinsky, many oihers. Text paper slightly toned at the edges, else internally fine and without markings of any kind. This set of three is bound in terra-cotta cloth with the single word "VERVE" at the bottom of the front cover in silver, a design repeated at the top of the spine. Light wear to the terra cotta cloth; mild rubbing and shelf wear to the base of the spine and bottom corners. A beautiful copy. The book is oversized and heavy and will require additional postage and insurance, at cost.
VERVE, AN ARTISTIC AND LITERARY QUARTERLY, VOLUME 1, NUMBERS TWO, THREE AND FOUR
Tériade, E, editor and publisher
Paris: Tériade, 1938-1939.
Price: $1,500.00
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Octavo, 233pp., with profuse watercolor illustrations by Alfred Dubout (1905-1976), both full-page and in the text. Internally fine in slightly bumped and edgeworn paper on boards. Text -- the actual driving code then in France -- is in French.  Utter charm.
CODE DE LA ROUTE / TEXTE OFFICIEL ET COMPLET
Dubout, (Albert), illustrated by
Paris: Maurice Gonon, editeur, 1956.
Price: $125.00
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12mo, not paginated (48pp). Written in 1907, the manuscript came to light after Beatrix Potter's death. This edition is beautifully illustrated by Marie Angel. Fine in pale blue pictorial boards and dustjacket.
THE TALE OF THE FAITHFUL DOVE
Potter, Beatrix
New York and London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1970(1956).
Price: $125.00
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Small octavo, vi, 151pp., including a five-page list of subscribers. This is the original edition of this early and very interesting history of Amena, a Dutchess County town on the border of Connecticut, and contains information on the "Nine Partners Patent" and "The Oblong", an index, and information on early families. I am rating this copy as fair to good only. It is originally from the library of the Drew Seminary for Women, in Carmel, New York, founded in 1866, and has its inked stamp on the endpapers, plus other local names on blank pages, The title page and one of the index pages have been reinserted, and several strips of  clear tape are visible on the reverse of the title page. A number of pages have brown stains, a few pages have been scarred by a rusty paper clip. The book is bound in blind-stamped dark cloth, gilt title, edges worn, spine worn and frayed. However, as a redeeming factor, the book is inscribed by the author: "JNo Reed From Nelson Reed" on the front free endpaper.
EARLY HISTORY OF AMENIA (signed)
Reed, Newton
Amenia, New York: De Lacey & Wiley, Printers, 1875.
Price: $100.00
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Octavo, ix, 254pp., profusely illustrated in color and b/w. A  truly exceptional copy, signed and inscribed by Sir Edmund HIllary (1919-2008) as well as by his first wife, Louise (1930-1975), also an author, who would lose her life in a plane crash near Kathmandu airport). It is inscribed on the title page to Campbell Norsgaard, the nature cinematographer who worked for National Geographic, among other groups. and who accompanied the HIllarys on a trip to Alaska in 1962. The inscription reads "To Campbell Norsgaard to remind you of our expedition in Alaska and some good times together - Ed HIllary / Louise Hillary". The book has been recased by Starr Bookworks in a remarkable striated marbled paper that echoes the sharp mountain ridges in the Palacios-drawn endpaper maps, and using the original silver-stamped blue spine title panel on the new spine. The book is housed in a matching marbled-paper covered slipcase, with the title panel repeated. This is a wonderful copy.
HIGH IN THE THIN COLD AIR / THE STORY OF THE HIMALAYAN EXPEDITION, LED BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY
Hillary, Sir Edmund and Doig, Desmond
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1962.
Price: $2,250.00
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Large octavo, 212 pp., profusely illustrated with b/w photographs and diagrams of  different movements, plus photographs of other skaters of the period, including early photographs of Sonja Henie. The author was world's champion from 1925 to 1928, and European champion in 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1927 and 1928. Scattered browning to title page and last page, owner's signature on the front free endpaper, else very good in maroon cloth, mild edge wear.
WILLY BOECKL ON FIGURE SKATING
Boeckl, Wilhelm Richard
New York: Printed by the Moore Press, 1937.
Price: $45.00
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