D'HERVILLY, Ernest Paris, 1890 Paris: L. Westhausser, Editeur, 10, Rue de l'Abbaye 10, 1890. Boards. Very good. [POETRY] [FRENCH LANGUAGE]. 12mo square (7 ½" x 6 7/8"); pp; stiff glazed chromolithographed pictorial boards featuring cats and dogs playing on a swing; pale blue floral endpapers, bookseller's ticket on front pastedown; illustrated poems and stories in b&w lithography and color; soiling and wear to boards, age-toned eps, internally clean and bright; very good minus. OCLC locates 2 copies, one in France and one in the Netherlands. A scarce children's picture and poetry book in French featuring anthropomorphic animals. Humorous illustrations include a two-page chromolithograph of mischievous kittens and their mother at a dining room table.
Portland, Maine, 1906 Portland, Maine: L.H. Nelson Company, Proprietors of Nelson's International Series of Souvenir Books, 1906. Wraps. Very good. [VIEWBOOK] [SOUVENIR] [STATE OF MAINE] [EPHEMERA]. Cover title: Old Orchard and Vicinity Second edition. 8vo oblong; pp; gilt-embossed title and vignette to stiff purple wrapper; 2 staple binding; 31 b&w half-tone photographic illustrations with titles; sunning to front with discoloration, light shelf-wear to wrapper, staples rusted but holding; very good minus. Souvenir style booklet with views of hotels, piers, street scenes, trolley tracks, beaches with people walking and bathers, Seaside Park, public buildings and churches, the camp ground and Tabernacle at the camp ground, inland parks, Prout's Neck, and Wood Island Light. The beach scenes with crowds of vacationers and bathers are very interesting.
SNOW, Edward Rowe Boston, Massachusetts, 1941 Boston, Massachusetts: The Yankee Publishing Company, 1941. Wraps. Very good. Edith STEVENS. [MAP]. SNOW, Edward Rowe, Aerial and Island Survey. U.S. Coast and Geological Survey, Chart 246. The Islands of Boston Harbor, 1935. Drawing by Whitman and Howard, Engineers, Edith STEVENS, illustrator. 8vo; 57pp ; photographic illustrated wrap with cloth spine; illustrated with black and white photographs; one tipped in fold out map printed in green ink, crease to right side, light age toning of paper; lacking map tipped inside front cover; scuffing to front cover with loss to illustration, light soiling wrapper; very good.
Portsmouth New Hampshire, The City By the Sea, Acres of Sunshine, Miles of View, Oceans of Invigorating Air, Come Here for Business, Residence, Recreation[Portsmouth, N.H.], 1910 [Portsmouth, N.H.]: Published by City of Portsmouth, and Portsmouth Board of Trade and Merchant's Exchange, 1910. Wraps. Very good +. 16mo oblong (6" x 6 ¾"); pp; stiff pictorial wrapper printed in black and gold, b&w harbor view photographic illustration on front, rear panel lists publishing information; 2 staple binding; b&w photographic illustrations throughout with titles and text; scuffing to edges, split at tail of fold; very good plus. OCLC lists 6 copies. A promotional booklet advertising the advantages of living and working in Portsmouth New Hampshire.
LOCKE, J.S. Boston, 1879 Boston: Graves, Locke & Co., Publishers, 1879. Wraps. Very good. [TRAVEL] [SOUVENIR] [EPHEMERA]. Boston Stereotype Foundry, No. 10 Spring Lane, printers. Cover title: Old Orchard Maine Map: Plan of Ferry Beach Park, Cottage Lots, Ferry Beach, Saco, Maine, 2 pp Fold-out illustrated bird's-eye-view map with vignettes: Balloon View of Old Orchard, Me., along with On the Beach at Low Tide, and 11 vignettes of guest houses and one of the Rustic Observatory at Ferry Beach Park. 12mo; 48pp; 2 staple binding; pale green stiff wrapper printed with two vignettes of homesteads and title; 4 wood-cuts of guest houses; age-toning of paper; fold-out map has 2 small tears through the neat line with loss, and one short separation at fold intersections; very good minus. The preface starts with the statement, ‘When an individual becomes distinguished, there is a demand for his biography; and when a locality springs into notoriety, there is a demand for its history.' A promotional pamphlet for a popular 19th-century vacation area on the coast of Maine. Included are wood-cuts of the Falmouth Hotel, Biddeford House, Saco House all in Maine, and the Tremont House, Boston.
Mineral Deposits in Essex County Massachusetts, Especially in Newbury and Newburyport with Map and NotesBROCKWAY, Charles J. Newburyport [Massachusetts], 1875 Newburyport [Massachusetts]: William H. Huse & Co., Printers, 1875. Wraps. Very good. [GEOLOGY] [MAP]. Map: Map of Mining Lands at Newbury and Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, Boston: The Hatch Litho Co., 1875. 12mo; 60pp; map attached to title page; lacks a wrapper, publisher's stab-stitched leaves; light soiling to title and last leaf; 2 spots on pp37; very good. Located in 10 OCLC libraries. Map: Paper size: 19 ¼" x 22 5/8"; 17 ¾" x 22 3/8" within the neat line; closed tear to left side extending through the neat line at attachment to page; very good. Detailed report on the silver and lead mines of eastern Massachusetts around Newbury and Newburyport. The attached map supplements the report giving an interesting and detailed look at these communities in 1875. Included are the land plats with ownership, points of interest including train depots, ice houses, farms, factories, churches, mills, schools, cemeteries, a mining station, meeting houses, a hotel, brickyard, the town green and two lighthouses. Two railroad lines are shown: the Boston and Maine line and the Eastern Rail Road line. There are interesting geographical areas identified, including: Devil's Den, Hump Sands, Newbury Flats and Salisbury Beach; several islands: Carrs Island, Seal Island and Woodbridge Island; and 10 creeks and rivers.
FOWLER-BILLINGS, Katharine Concord, N.H., 1959 Concord, N.H.: The New Hampshire State Planning and Development Commission, 1959. Wraps. Very good +. [STATE OF MAINE] [NATURAL WORLD] [TRAVEL] [NON-FICTION] [WOMAN AUTHOR]. First edition. 8vo; 51pp; pale blue pictorial wrapper, dark blue ink with illustration of a lighthouse on the Shoals; two staple binding; illustrations and small maps within text; sunning to front wrapper with discoloration; very good plus. The Shoals lie offshore of the New Hampshire and Maine coasts. Booklet covers the general features of the islands, composition and structures of the rocks, and geologic features of the various islands.
Report from The Secretary of War, in Compliance With a resolution of the Senate of the 14th December, 1837, with survey of Owl’s Head harbor, and Cobscoock [sic] bay. January 5, 1838. Ordered to be printedABERT, Lt. Col., J.J., Topographical Engineer [Washington, D.C.], 1838 [Washington, D.C.]: 25th Congress, 2d Session [Senate], 1838. Wraps. Very good. [MAP] [GOVERNMENTAL REPORT] Blair & Rivers printers. Fold-out map: Owl's Head Harbor Maine, Aug. 1836, by Lt. Col. S.H. Long, Lieuts. J.F. Cooper, and J.I Donaldson. 16 ½" x 13"; one 1 ½" closed tear to left side where map is bound in. Fold-out map: Chart of Owlshead Harbour and Projections of a Breakwater, Drawn by Y.A. Barton and A.R. Flint,1837. 16 ¼" x 12 ½"; one 1 ½" closed tear to left side where map is bound in; creasing; moderate amount of foxing. Fold-out map: Cobscook Bay Maine, surveyed 1836, by Lt. Col. S.H. Long, Lieuts. J.F. Cooper, and J.I. Donaldson. 16 7/8" x 13 1.4"; one 1 ½" closed tear to left side where map is bound in. 8vo; 13pp; 3 bound in maps; stiff tan wrapper, title written in ink; three staple binding; ink on front wrapper shows splatter damage, light foxing throughout; very good with 2 near fine maps. OCLC locates this in 5 libraries. The safety of navigation up and down the east coast of Maine and the U.S. was a constant priority for the War Department and commercial shippers. Surveying by the Topographical Bureau located safe harbors and made recommended improvements on those that could be made safe. Protection during storms was paramount for the Naval fleet and commercial shipping. This survey looks at Owl's Head Harbor, a small harbor in mid-coast Maine, and Cobscook Bay located far north at the Maine and New Brunswick, Canada border.
Buffalo, New York: Foster, Milburn & Co. Wraps. Very good. [ALMANAC] [ADVERTISING PREMIUM]. 12mo (7 7/8" x 5 5/8"); 32pp; yellow pictorial wrapper, 2 children on the front with a large key and the letters "BBB", store advertising on rear; stamp of "E.D. Graves, Wendell Depot, Mass." on rear; age-toned wrapper edges and interior; very good. Physical ailments and advertisements for pharmaceutical cures on pages alternating with the almanac.
LEVI, Zion and Hani AGABRIA New York, 1988 New York: Seaver Books, 1988. Fine/very good. First edition. 8vo; 225pp; quarter-bound ivory linen and tan board, brown lettering on spine; owners gummed label on ffep; headpieces and a few black line illustrations; unclipped color pictorial dust jacket lacking price, light scuffing; fine in very good plus dj. ISBN: 0-8050-0394-0. Saksa Art & Design, Inc., jacket design. The front dust jacket advertises "200 Exotic Yet Simple, Light, naturally Healthful Recipes Handed Down from Biblical Times.".
GARRISON, Louis New York, 1953 New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1953. Cloth. Near fine/near fine. Dust jacket title: Delicious Seafood Recipes, Over 250 dishes using fresh—and salt-water fish. 8vo; xi, [iii], 204+ pp blank Notes; turquoise cloth over board, white stamped lettering on spine; ownership on ffep dated "1953"; small srubs to bottom edge; unclipped color pictorial dust jacket signed "P. & J. Chollick," light sunning to dj spine, and a spot on rear panel, small closed tear on bottom front edge; near fine in nf dj. A clean and bright copy of this wonderful seafood recipe book. The preface is written by Frank W. Wilkisson, President of The Fishery Council, a group dedicated to promoting fish in the diet. The endorsement states, "...we are pleased to see this book make its appearance. It embodies much of what we believe and it must be regarded as a major contribution to the art of cooking—and enjoying—fish. It should prove mutually beneficial to the consumer and to the fishing industry.".
Little Helps for Home-Makers, A Wealth of Personal Practical Knowledge in Home-Making Chosen from Contributions Made by Ten Thousand Women of America to the National MagazineNATIONAL MAGAZINE Boston, 1909 Boston: The Chapple Publishing Company, Ltd, 1909. Cloth. Very good. [HOME ARTS] [COOKERY] [CLEANING]. Cover title: Little Helps, Hints for Our Homemakers 8vo; 341pp + 10pp Index; maroon cloth over board, gilt-stamped lettering on front and spine, b&w pictorial onlay of a young man and woman looking at an old woman at a table; rubbing to boards, loss at corners, light foxing throughout; very good minus. An interesting collection of household helps including cooking tips, short recipes, hints on cleaning and washing, sewing tips, useful health remedies, and exterminating advice. The blurbs are each titled but collected in no specific order, making for interesting reading but problematic if one is looking for only one topic. The useful 10-page index at the rear of the text is divided into subject matter. Perhaps the most interesting is the section is titled Pyrotechnic Department with information on making Bengal Lights, Crimson Fires, Japanese Parlor Fireworks, and Rockets!
GROSSINGER, Jennie; Paul Grossinger, introduction New York, 1958 New York: Random House, 1958. Boards. Very good/very good. Lorraine FOX. FOX, illustrator. First edition. 8vo; xiii, 229pp; white boards, cooking utensils and food stamped in orange and green on front, lettering in green on spine; illustrated endpapers; 2-page title page illustrated with black line drawings of post with food; line drawn illustrations at each chapter; scuffed bottom edge, upper corners bumped, lightly age toned paper, small fore-edge nick on half-title; unclipped color pictorial dust jacket, a portrait of the author on the rear panel, chipping to edges including a large chip on front, soiling to folds; very good in very good minus dj. A comprehensive cookbook starting with Appetizers and Party Snacks, and working through chapters on Cholent, Dairy Dishes, Noodles and Kreplach, Kugels and Charlottes, Tzimmes, Knishes and Piroshki and Blintzes to Strudels and suggested menus for Principal Holidays. The author's son, Paul Grossinger writes in the Introduction of the book that "Food has always been important to the Jewish family, not for itself alone—although it is certainly appreciated—but as a gift from the Lord, which therefore gives it special significance at the most important occasions in life." "A Jewish cookbook can be almost considered a history book—a history of 5700 years of happiness and sorrow.".
[GARDINER, Anne Gibbons] Hallowell, Maine, 1938 Hallowell, Maine: White & Horne Company, 1938. Boards. Near fine. Hallowell, Maine: Printed for the Author's Great-Great-Great-Grandchildren Ruth Richards, R.H. Gardiner, and W.T. Gardiner by White & Horne Company. 8vo; 84pp; color half-tone photographic facsimile of the 1763 cover, tan cloth shelf-back; 3 glazed plates; near fine. A nice copy of the recipe book kept by Anne Gibbons Gardiner, wife of Dr. Gardiner of Boston and Gardiner, Maine. Compiled by her descendant, the preface gives her brief biography. The table of contents lists chapters titled Soups and Broths; Gravies and Sauces; Fish, Shellfish and Sauces; Pickle; Hams; Vinegars; Mushrooms; Catchups [sic]; Pies; Puddings; and Cider wine. One plate pictures a page from the original book.
CHARUSHIN, E. [Yevgeny] and Marguerita RUDOLPH, translator New York, 1944 New York: The Macmillan Company, 1944. Boards. Very good +/very good +. George KORFF. George KORFF, illustrations. A Wartime Book, printed on copyright page. 8vo; pp; pictorial boards illustrated in brown on a cream background, two bears on the front amidst pine trees, lettering in black; vignette of a bear and pine tree on title page; illustrations printed in brown throughout; scuffing to edges; clipped dust jacket, edges scuffed, 3" closed tear with large chip on top, and 1" closed tear to bottom of rear panel; very good plus in very good dj. Yevgeny Charushin (1901-1965) was a Russian illustrator and author. In this story, he tells a tale of two baby bears who come to live with a hunter and his wife. As they grew, their mischievous pranks landed them in trouble with the villagers.
BEMELMANS, Ludwig London, 1958 London: Hamish Hamilton, 1958. Cloth. Very good +/very good +. Ludwig BEMELMANS. First British edition. 8vo; 113pp; bright green buckram over board, stamped silver lettering on spine; pictorial endpapers of a mountain scene in navy and white; pictorial half-title; line drawings on fp, dedication and contents pp; 2 single and 2 double plate color illustrations; lightly bowed boards; unclipped color pictorial dj, light edge wear; very good plus in vg+ dj. Pomerance A16b. The story of a family in the Austrian Alps and a local government official. Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962) had a way of weaving humor into every story and his exuberant line drawings accompany the text throughout. Perhaps best known for his Madeline stories, he also wrote on family life, travel, and for magazines.
[ANTHOLOGY] London and Glasgow, 1930 London and Glasgow: Blackie & Son Limited, 1930. Boards. Very good +. [ANTHOLOGY] [WOMEN AUTHORS]. Small 4to; unpaginated; color pictorial boards, yellow background with a smiling girl holding a dog on the front and a girl shoveling sand on the rear board; pictorial pastedowns; color frontispiece, pictorial title page + 3 color plates; black line illustrations in text; light wear to edges, age-toned paper; unclipped color pictorial dust jacket, light scuffing and wear to dj; very good plus in vg+ dj. A book for girls featuring stories of adventure. Authors include Harrie T. Clarke, Iris de V. Forth, Eric Shepherd, Lady Middleton, O.J. Starkey, Sybil Haddock, F. Fraser Carloss, William Macmillan, Dora M. Hardisty, Marjorie Taylor, Mary Ireland, Shirley Grey, Florence Harrison, E.E. Cowper, and A.M. Westwood.
Farewell Speech of King Edward the Eighth Broadcast from Windsor Castle the Tenth Day of December, MCMXXXVI, with the Instrument of Abdication & A Note by William SaroyanKING EDWARD VIII and William SAROYAN San Francisco, 1938 San Francisco: Ransohaffs, 1938. Quarter-bound leather. Near fine. [NON-FICTION] [BRITISH MONARCHY]. One of 200 copies, unnumbered. Folio (13 ½" x 9 ¾"); pp; quarter bound in white goat and natural linen, 4 color wood-engraved printing stamped on the front linen board and again on the page following the title; gilt stamped lettering on spine; cream-colored mould-made paper, deckle edges; age-toning of goat leather on boards, lightly age-toned paper edges, scattered foxing; very good plus. One of two hundred copies of this American printing of the speech of King Edward VIII of England abdicating the throne, this one embellished by the wood-engraved art of Mallette Dean (1907-1975) for the Grabhorn Press of San Francisco. King Edward left the throne of England to marry the American divorcee, Wallis Simpson. Along with the King's speech is the sympathetic sentiments of the writer, William Saroyan (1908-1981). The lovely color wood-engraving of the Coat of Arms of the Duke of Windsor, the title the former King received after his abdication, appears on the front board and again on the first page following the title page.
DRAKE, Samuel Adams New York, 1875 New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square, 1875. Cloth. Very good. First edition. 8vo; 459pp + pp publisher's ads; tan cloth over board, silver stamped border and lettering, color pictorial of a lighthouse and water on front board; gift inscription on ffep; b&w frontispiece; map of New England before Table of Contents; 2 plates, head and tail pieces, illustrations throughout text; light age-toned paper; very good. A richly illustrated book covering many of the interesting parts of New England. Starting with early discoveries in the area, it moves to the European explorers who first came and the first immigrants. Starting in the north, it travels down the coast and covers the areas of Mount Desert Island, Castine, Pemaquid Point, Monhegan Island, Wells and Old York, Agamenticus, Kittery Point, Isles of Shoals, Newcastle, Salem Village, Marblehead, Plymouth, Clark's Island and Duxbury, Provincetown, Nantucket, Newport, Mount Hope, New London and Norwich, and Saybrook.
Illustrated Memories of Portsmouth, Isles of Shoals, New Castle, York Harbor, York Beach and Rye, New HampshirePortland, Maine, 1910 Portland, Maine: G.W. Morris, Publishers, 124 Franklin Street, 1910. Wraps. Very good. [VIEWBOOK] [NEW HAMPSHIRE] [TRAVEL] [SOUVENIR]. Wrapper title: Illustrated Memories of Portsmouth, York, York Harbor, York Beach, Kittery, Isle of Shoals, New Castle & Rye. 12mo oblong (7 ¼" x 10 ¾"); pp; stiff cream textured wrapper, lettering in red and black on front with a line-drawing vignette of people fishing from a canoe; 46 b&w photographic half-tone illustrations; pp text precedes the illustrations; wear to wrapper with chipping at spine and small closed tears to edges, clean and tight interior; very good. OCLC locates 9 copies. An introductory text about the area of Southern Maine and the sea coast of New Hampshire is followed by large photographic illustrations with titles. With dirt streets and a horse and buggy in one of the photos, the viewbook appears to be from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. In a beach scene, women are bathing in dresses to their knees with dark stockings. The photos are of historic homes, churches, and the scenic coast. Fort McClary in Kittery, Old Fort Constitution of New Castle Island, and several lighthouses including the Portsmouth Harbor Light in New Hampshire, and the Nubble Light and the Boon Island Light in Maine are pictured. Interesting large hotels and resorts are featured. Several historic churches including the interiors are shown, with a special photo of the hanging greens at Christmas in St. John's Church in Portsmouth. The Old Gosport Church on Star Island, Isle of Shoals is shown. There are several photos of the writer and poet, Celia Thaxter's cottage and its interior on Appledore Island, in York County, Maine. And a curious photograph of the rocks on York Beach is imagined as the "Profile of George Washington.".
London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1961. Limited Edition. Cloth. Fine/very good. Poetry. [POETRY] [LETTERS]. Limited edition, number 232 of 400. 4to; 187pp; publisher's alternative half-binding of royal blue cloth with a red overlay; gilt-stamped roundel with the portrait of a cat on front, gilt lettering on front and spine; bottom edge untrimmed; title page printed in black and red; 9 plates and one fold-out historical genealogy reproduced by collotype; publisher's glassine dust jacket, creases and a chip to front corner; fine in a very good plus glassine jacket. A limited edition copy of the translation from the French of Moncrif's ode to cats. Augustin de Moncrif (1687-1770) was the court appointed royal historian of King Louis XV of France. His humorous dissertation written in 1727 titled Histoire des Chats : dissertation sur la prééminence des chats dans la société, sur les autres animaux d'Égypte, sur les distinctions et privilèges dont ils ont joui personnellement, is illustrated with wonderful reproductions from the original publication.
[Warwick, Bermuda]: Warwick Branch, Bermuda Welfare Society, 1947. Wraps. Near fine. [HOME ARTS]. Wrapper title: Bermuda's Best Recipes, a compilation of tested and especially recommended recipes Fourth edition. Small 4to; 199, , I-XXIXpp, textured cream-colored wrapper, black lettering and vignette of house with palm trees on front; ad for Esso Standard Oil on verso front wrapper; index of recipes at rear preceding the 29pp of local advertisements; age-toned wrapper, interior clean and tight; near fine. The book covers a wide range of recipes and each contribution is credited. A four-page history of Warwick Parish, Bermuda by J.W. Purves precedes the recipes. The 29 pages of advertisements at the rear offer an interesting look at the businesses in Bermuda at this period in time.
New York: Hart Book Company, Inc, 1955. Boards. Near fine/very good +. [ACTIVITY BOOK] [WOMAN AUTHOR]. Cover title: Teach Me Handwriting, For Boys and Girls from 8-13 8vo; pp; colored pictorial boards, the front board lettering is in yellow on a green background, two children sit and practicing writing; endpapers feature red horizontal lines and the alphabet written in cursive; color pictorial title page in red and black; small scuffs to corners; unclipped color pictorial dust jacket with minimal edge wear; near fine in very good plus dj. A cursive handwriting instruction book with practice pages. Seventy-three lessons on simple and bright pages printed in red and black. The previous owner has completed the first eight lessons in neat pencil, the remainder of the lessons are blank.
New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1915. May Audubon Post. [WOMAN AUTHOR] [WOMAN ILLUSTRATOR]. May Audubon POST, illustrator. First edition, thus. 8vo; 186pp; pictorial mustard-colored cloth over board, gilt stamped lettering on front, color stamped illustration of two children with ice skates; lettering on spine in black; ownership in light pencil on ffep; light offset of fp to title page; 4 color plates including fp; head and tail pieces; black line illustrations throughout text; soiling and shelf-wear to boards, small half circle torn from fore edge of p.65; very good. The classic tale of the brother and sister in the Netherlands, and the race for the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge. This copy illustrated by May Audubon Post (1860-1829), an artist who studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Drexel Institute. She travelled to the Netherlands and Paris at the turn of the 20th century where she continued her studies and exhibited at the Salon. She is known for her painted Dutch scenes. Information about the artist and dating of this publication from the Vose Galleries, Boston.