James Cummins Bookseller Archives - Rare Book Insider

James Cummins Bookseller

  • Showing all 21 results

Dona Flor e seus dois maridos - história moral e de amor

Dona Flor e seus dois maridos – história moral e de amor

Amado, Jorge First edition, trade issue. Obras Illustrados de Jorge Amado Vol. XVII. Illustrations by Floriana Teixeira. 535, [3], [6, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed. Inscribed by the author on the half title, "para Niles Bond, com um abraço de um leitor e admirador de sua poesia, muito cordialmente Jorge Amado S.P. Junho 1966". Niles Bond was a US Foreign Services agent posted in Brazil from 1959-1963 as the Deputy Chief of the Mission in Rio de Janeiro, and as the Consul General in São Paulo from 1964-1969. He had long been a practicing poet, and when he was found out, his poetry was quickly translated into Portuguese by Guilherme de Almeida and his first book, Arcanum, was published in 1965. Largely unknown in the Anglophone world, his poems were quite well-known in Brazil - Amado admits to being a "reader and admirer" in his inscription. Published in English translation as Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands. A Moral and Amorous Tale (1969). It was made into a well-known film by Bruno Barreto starring Sonia Braga in the title role. Uncommon signed, we know of only one other copy. With a loosely inserted autograph note on a card to Niles Bond from O. Alonso Livia, July 1966, discussing literary topics. Wrappers. Very good plus (spine faintly toned). Inscribed by the author on half title Illustrations by Floriana Teixeira. 535, [3], [6, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo First edition, trade issue. Obras Illustrados de Jorge Amado Vol. XVII.
  • $4,500
  • $4,500
book (2)

The Sportsman’s Portfolio of American Field Sports

(American Sport) First edition. Vignette title-page, 20 full-page wood-cut illustrations, one other in text. 1 vols. Small oblong 4to. One of the rarest of early American illustrated sporting books, exceedingly rare in the original wrappers. As of the Van Winkle Sale only two copies were known with the wrappers; and Ernest Gee, in his Introduction to the Derrydale facsimile of 1929, stated that he was able to trace only three copies, adding: "It may be described as the most profusely illustrated early sporting book published in America, as it contains twenty superb woodcuts delineating the various Field Sports practised at that time." The plates, accompanied by a leaf of letterpress with often humorous comments by the anonymous author, include: Trout Fishing,Woodcock Shooting, Grouse Shooting, Moose Hunting, Duck Shooting, Salmon Fishing, Grouse Shooting, Bass Fishing, Bison Hunting, etc. The Portfolio first appeared in Gleason's Pictorial in 1853-54, and is among the rarest of American sporting desiderata. The publication price was 25 cents (see upper right on the front cover). NUC locates 6 copies, few presumably with wrappers. During the firm's history, we have had only two other copies complete in wrappers, and two copies lacking most or all of the wrappers. Provenance: Don Frazier. Phillips, p. 355; Henderson pp. 228-229; Goodspeed, p. 350; Van Winkle Sale 710; Wetzel p. 217; Bruns G-36; Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 215; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 148; Gee p. 245 (tracing only three copies) Original printed wrappers with woodcut vignettes on front and rear covers. Front cover with wear to corner (marginal losses), chipping to corner margins of first few leaves; back cover detached. Half brown morocco slipcase and chemise Vignette title-page, 20 full-page wood-cut illustrations, one other in text. 1 vols. Small oblong 4to
  • $2,750
  • $2,750
book (2)

Bibliotheca Salmo Salar. A Selection of Rare Books, Manuscripts, Journals, Diaries, Photograph Albums, & Ephemera on the Subject of Atlantic Salmon Fishing. From the Collection of .

First edition, deluxe issue, one of 85 copies, specially bound. Issued with: Camp Upsalquitch, signed and numbered by Charles Wood. Abundantly illustrated. 242 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Deluxe Issue. Guided tour through the highlights of the Altantic Salmon collection of Charles B. Wood, describing 217 books, manuscripts, and items of ephemera, in eight chapters: on Norway; the British Isles; Canada; Salmon Clubs; Books with Flies; Photograph Albums; Manuscripts, Proofs, and Journals; and a Miscellaneous section. With a foreword by Henry Wessells. Newly published and already an essential reference. The deluxe issue, superbly bound by Gray Parrott of Maine, includes an illustrated essay on Camp Upsalquitch, reproducing 8 photographs of Capt. Sweny's camp on the Restigouche, circa 1882, near the camp of his friend, Dean Sage, a fellow resident of Albany, who would later write The Ristigouche and Its Salmon Fishing (1888). Three facsimiles of items in the collection accompany the essay, which was printed at the Ascencius Press. Callahan, p. 61 Quarter burgundy goatskin and pastepaper boards, spine gilt, by Gray Parrot; Camp Uspalquitch in green wrappers and grey folder. As New Abundantly illustrated. 242 pp. 1 vols. 4to First edition, deluxe issue, one of 85 copies, specially bound. Issued with: Camp Upsalquitch, signed and numbered by Charles Wood.
book (2)

Notes and Reminiscences of My Life as an Angler . With an Appendix containing a Description of the Caves of Adelsberg and the Proteus Anguinus

First edition. This is one of the royal 8vo copies for private circulaion. Frontispiece albumen portrait of the author in wading boots tipped in. Wood engraved plates and text illustrations by Clement Burlison, engraved by Edmund Evans. 1 vols. Royal 8vo. The finely bound privately printed first edition of Henderson's 'My Life as an Angler'. The contents were altered for the published edition. [WITH] Autograph Letter Signed to William Henderson from Thomas Satchell (Publisher). 4pp. 5"x 8", London Institution, Finsbury Circus, London: August 15, 1879. Regarding matters having to do with publication of Henderson's "My Life as an Angler." The letter reads in part: "You must not think that I am becoming dubious of the success of 'My Life as an Angler' (when it comes out early next month) because I am anxious to place a portion of the edition, which my son is producing, on the American market. I have still as much faith as ever in this book, and probably no other person has read it so many times over, but this step would probably eliminate the chance of failure, and however great my faith, I cannot close my eyes to possibility of failure with the present condition of things at home.The advisability of this procedure.arises solely from the general depression and scarcity of spending money which obtains here at the present time." There follow specific details as to size of the 1879 (published) edition, as well as details on bindings and illustrations. A SPLENDID VOLUME, WITH A NOTABLE LETTER FROM SATCHELL TO THE AUTHOR. Westwood & Satchell p.114; Heckscher 939; Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 45 Original half green morocco, gilt angling designs in spine compartments, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Spine a bit faded, some rubbing to head and foot of spine and extremities, otherwise fine. Tipped in presentation slip "From Wm. Henderson, Villa Muller, Herdweg, Stuttgart, Wurtemburg." With the bookplate of Colonel Henry A. Siegel. In a handsome custom morocco-backed slipcase with inner wrapper Frontispiece albumen portrait of the author in wading boots tipped in. Wood engraved plates and text illustrations by Clement Burlison, engraved by Edmund Evans. 1 vols. Royal 8vo First edition. This is one of the royal 8vo copies for private circulaion.