MURPHY, Robert Illustrated in black and white. x, 470 pages. 8vo, blue and grey cloth, d.w. (price clipped, edgeworn, toned -- especially at spine). Garden City: Doubleday, 1964. First Edition. Outer text block edges toned. Very good in a very good(-) dust wrapper. The Unique world of a Foreign Service Expert.
EATON, Amos Map. Engraving. Image measures 7 1/8" x 55 1/2" This engraving features a geological view of the Erie Canal in profile. Includes four inset views made after original views by James Eights. The views include "Entrance of the Canal into the Hudson at Albany", "View of the Aqueduct Bridge at Little Falls", "View of the Aqueduct Bridge at Rochester", and "View of the Village of Black Rock, from the Canada shore in 1823." The map was published in "A geological and agricultural survey of the district adjoining the Erie canal in the state of New York. Taken under the direction of the Hon. Stephen Van Rensselaer. Part I. Containing a description of the rock formations; together with a geological profile, extending from the Atlantic to Lake Erie." In good condition, with some overall toning and creasing near fold lines. Misjoined at head of Hudson River (between the cities of Troy and Albany) with archival tape repair to verso. Amos Eaton was an American botanist, geologist, and educator who is considered the founder of the modern scientific prospectus in education, which was a radical departure from the American liberal arts tradition of classics, theology, lecture, and recitation. LOC 10018357.
BOWEN, Emanuel Map. Engraving. Page measures 14.25 x 9.75 inches This beautifully detailed map of Southern Italy covers the Kingdoms of Naples and Sicily. Shows provinces, towns, rivers. Mountains are shown pictorially. Map also includes parts of the Ecclesiastical State (Papal State), and Dalmatia. Features inset of two figures walking along an ancient Roman aqueduct, with an erupting volcano in the distance. In very good condition with small abrasion on the right margin. Emanuel Bowen (1714-1767) was an English map engraver who served as Royal Mapmaker to George II of England and Louis XV of France. He was well-regarded for his large, detailed, accurate, and overall attractive maps.
DEAN, Abner Profusely illustrated with black and white cartoons. 111 pages. Slim 4to, yellow cloth-backed boards, tattered dust wrapper. New York: Simon & Schuster, (1949). First edition. A very good copy in a good dust wrapper. Dean's third book, inscribed on the front endpaper along with an original drawing: "To Barbara and Herbert on an elaborate evening, Abner Dean."
Will you help the women of France? Save wheat; They are struggling against starvation and trying to feed not only themselves and children: but their husbands and sons who are fighting in the trenchesPoster. Original color lithograph, 36 x 55 1/2 inches. This scarce WWI era poster shows three women pulling a cultivating machine. The United States Food Administration, headed by Herbert Hoover, tried to persuade Americans to eat less wheat, along with meat, butter, and sugar for the war effort. In acceptable condition mounted on linen but with folds and chips with some small images loss. Still frameable due to linen backing. Edward Penfield (1866-1925), an artist who lived and worked in New York City. Known as the "originator of the poster in America", Penfield designed for Harper's in the 18790's and his work is still highly collectible and sought after.
8vo illustrated in color throughout, original half-cloth with colored front and back cover illustration, 36pp. End papers with green stripes and flowers designed by the artist. Koci, Prague: 1921. Beautiful calendar with each season and month illustrated. Cover stained and corners bumped, some scuffs, tears and toning throughout but otherwise in good condition for this scarce book. Marie Kvechova - Fischerova (1892-1984) was a Bohemian illustrator and modern artist.
Translated from the French by Andre-Francois Villon. Color and black & white photographic illustrations and drawings. Folio, red cloth, pictorial d.w. (toned). New York: Rizzoli, (1986). First American Edition. Pages toned at interior edges. A near fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper.
Folding map, which is often missing, is present, but loose. vi + 384pp. 16mo, original black cloth, spine and covers worn but sound, pages toned with light foxing throughout, including map. Leipzig: Bernh. Tauchnitz, 1843. First German Edition. A sound, still very good copy. Text in English. Map shows locations of American Indian tribes in the American Southwest and California. "Incredible adventures of an imaginary Frenchman borrowed from various sources." Howes M-302. Sabin 44698. Streeter, Texas 1458B, Wagner-Camp 97:3
Tinted lithograph. Image measures 5 1/4" x 7 1/4". This color lithograph, made for D.T. Valentine's "Manual of the Common Council of the City of New York" from 1849, depicts Union Square Park as it was in the mid 19th century. Valentine's manuals were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York, richly illustrated with maps, lithographs, and engravings. D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years and took it upon himself to compile the "Manuals," which he updated and published annually from 1841-1866.
Map. Steel engraving with original hand outline. Image measures 14.5" x 12". Detailed town plan of Boston showing streets, notable buildings, railroads and waterways. In good condtion. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was formed in 1826 and published low cost maps with the goal of reaching a large market, while still maintaining high quality and precision.