The Gentleman’s Companion: Volume I: Being an Exotic Cookery Book or, Around the World with Knife, Fork and Spoon; The Gentleman’s Companion: Volume II: Being an Exotic Drinking Book or, Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask (2 volumes)220; 216pp. Octavo [24 cm] 1/4 dark red cloth with bright red cloth over boards, and stamping in gilt on the backstrips. Deckled fore and bottom edges. Light rubbing to the extremities. Minor darkening to the free endpapers. Number 866 in an edition limited to 1250. From the Foreword- "It was all of fourteen years ago during a first adventure around the world that we made the agreeable discovery that all really interesting people- sportsmen, explorers, musicians, scientists, vagabonds and writers- were vitally interested in good things to eat and drink; cared for exotic and intriguing ways of composing them. Diplomats and colonial officials were pungent gourmets. "We soon discovered further that this keen interest was not solely through gluttony, the spur of hunger or merely to sustain life, but in a sprit of high adventure. It was intrigue of the unexpected in herb or spice or sauce; the titillating savour of exotic ways of putting flesh to fire or greens to bowl."
Marble Cañon. The Shadow (U.S. Topographical and Geological Survey of the Colorado River, of the West)Albumen stereoview on a yellow mount [11 cm x 17.5 cm] Printed paper label on rear. No backstamp. Photographer not identified. Dampstaining to lower half. Image just beginning to peel away at bottom left corner.
SIGNED. 250pp. Quarto [ cm] Red textured spine and boards. Stan Lynde (1931-2013) created the syndicated western comic strip "Rick O'Shay" which ran for twenty years in major newspapers. Number 41 in an edition limited to 1,000. Signed by Stan Lynde on the front pastedown below the limitation. With a signed print laid in.
160pp. Quarto [28 cm] Black paper over boards. Illustrated endpapers. The front board is just a hair warped and the spine ends are gently bruised. In the dust jacket with light creasing to the top quarter of the front panel and minor sunning to the spine. The new edition reproduces the first exactly, except where the opportunity has been taken to replace poor magnesium block reproductions with better photographic ones with better photographic ones taken directly from the artist's prints; presentation of the Daphnis and Chloe engravings in particular is strikingly improved; the catalogue has been revised and brought up to date. In addition, nineteen further pages of prints, some previously unpublished, have been chosen by Simon Brett, who adds, in a postscript, an assessment of Gwen Raverat today. Silent Books Reprint with a New Introduction.
360pp. Duodecimo [15.5cm]. 1/4 ivory cloth over illustrated boards. Title stamped in gilt on backstrip. Cloth is additionally decorated with an ornate floral pattern, also stamped in gilt. Lightly soiled, with bumping and scuffing to extremities. A lovely 19th-century edition of Tennyson's popular poetic retelling of Arthurian legend.
146pp. Octavo [21 cm] Light and dark blue cloth over boards. The boards are just a bit dulled along the top edge. A name has been crossed out on the title page. In the illustrated dust jacket (with price of $2.50), with periodic small chips and light rubbing to the edges. One of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's early bestsellers.
SIGNED. 580pp. Octavo [23 cm] Pictorial paper over boards. Rubbing to the boards, more so the rear board. Volume 16 in the Choreography and Dance Studies series. Inscribed by one of the Christensen brothers, William Christensen, on the half title page.
63pp. Square octavo [20 cm] Illustrated paper over boards, with light rubbing to the extremities. In the matching dust jacket, with subtle toning, and a 3/4" closed tear to the top edge of the front panel, along with a couple of minor chips to the edges. With charming full-page color illustrations.
702pp. Octavo [24 cm] Red cloth over boards with silver stamped lettering on the backstrips and front boards. Light bumping and rubbing to extremities; tiny pen mark to fore-edge of the text block of volume 1. Else, near fine. Translated by Alfred J. Freddoso and Francis E. Kelley. The first publication in the Yale Library of Medieval Philosophy. Oxford-educated William of Ockham (ca. 1285-1347) was the preeminent Franciscan thinker of the first half of the fourteenth century.
392pp. Quarto [28 cm] Red spine and boards with stamping in gilt. Illustrated. With negligible staining to boards. Internally clean and bright. Prospectus and The Hatch Achievement of Arms print laid in. "Jeremiah Hatch: The Life and Times of an Extraordinary Man" covers Jeremiah's life from the time he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints until the death of his wives. Brief biographical sketches of his brothers, sisters and in-laws are also included. The book contains 354 pages (plus a complete index), over 232 illustrations (pictures, facsimiles and maps), personal letters, journal entries and much, much more.