Bronxville, New York: undated (c. 1971). Valenti Angelo. Octavo (24.6 cm), unpaged (18 pages), printed in black, red and grey-green, with a title-page drawing, a half-title decoration, a drawing of leaves as a chapter heading and the printer's device for the Press of Valenti Angelo on the colophon page. The book was printed by the Meriden Gravure Company on cream laid paper and stapled into heavy blue wrappers with Valenti Angelo's "VA" monogram in red. Fine.
London: Hugh Evelyn, 1960. Elizabeth Beerbohm. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo, 61pp. A charming book, with attractrive page decorations in color by Elizabeth [Jungmann] Beerbohm (Max Beerbohm's last wife, whom he married just weeks before he died) Tiny smudge from removed price sticker on front pastedown endpaper else very good in orange paper on boards, mildly soiled and worn dustjacket.
Cleveland: World, 1968. Tasha Tudor. First printing, so stated. Small square octavo, 192pp., with 16 color illustrations and other b/w drawings by Tasha Tudor to illustrate special occasion menus -- New Year's Day, birthdays and anniversaries, picnics, Thanksgiving and Christmas and other occasions for feasts. A perennial favorite, possibly for the excelllent recipes using ingredients one is likely to have. Very fine in terra cotta cloth stamped gilt and two (yes, two) faultless dustjackets. As new.
Paris. A collection of five works by the French Symbolist poet (1892-1960), laid in a custom blue buckram clamshell case lined with patterned paste paper and a somewhat edgeworn pebbled morocco spine, and with a leather title patch reading "Oeuvres de Paul Fort", somewhat rubbed. The works, each measuring 29cm x 19cm, are in French and in wrappers, and were destined for members of the "Groupe des Amis de Paul Fort". They are as follows: LA POESIE DE PARIS, Paris: Aux Editions de la Marjolaine, 1930, #91/651 copies, 55pp., drawings by Paul Velsch, inscribed by Fort, signed and dated 21 May 1931. CONTES DE MA SOEUR L'OIE, Paris: Armand Jules Klein, 1930, unpaged, with a lithograph of Paul Fort, other illustrations by Gino Severini, 42 / 530 copies, initialled, with a cancel leaf identifying the owner of this copy, and with a long inscription and poem, signed and initialled by Fort. This copy is somewhat foxed on the earliest pages, and the rear wrapper is slightly torn. L'AMOUR ENFANT DE BOHEME. Paris: Armand Jules Klein,1930, quarto, unpaged, 59/500 copies, initialled by Fort on the colophon, inscribed and signed by him on the endpaper, and with a maxim, handwritten and initialled...
Nevada City, CA: The Private Press of Harold Berliner, 1985. First edition. Large octavo, 85 pages. The book is part of an edition of 650 copies printed by Harold Berliner on Artemis Text paper in Goudy Light Old Style types, of which this is copy # 143. There is an essay on Claud Lovat Fraser and his bookplates, followed by 59 bookplate designs, 37 of them printed in full color. Spare spine and cover title labels are laid in, as well as a printed thank you card from Harold Berliner, Printer. Very fine in burgundy cloth on boards and translucent glassine dustjacket.
London: Charles Tilt, 1837. First edition. Quarto, viii,169pp., errata leaf. The book is illustrated with 50 full-page engraved plates on heavy stock by R. Garland. The plates, which include a vignette title page, show internal and external views of six cathedrals, including Rouen, Amiens, Notre Dame, Chartres, Beauvais and Evreux. There is scattered mild foxing to some pages and plates, and most tissue-guards are absent, (with no indication that they had ever been present). This is a very good copy recased in modern grey linen on boards, with a gilt-ruled red morocco spine and new endpapers.