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Lot 4025

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Carlita Garcia's "Carlita's Cocina: Great Traditional Recipes from a Spanish Kitchen" (Doubleday, 1970) and James K. Freibleman's "The Way of a Man: An Autobiography" (Horizon Press, 1969). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4026

$375

Title: Song of the Open Road
Author: Walt Whitman - Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection "Leaves of Grass," which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.

Born on Long Island, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk, and – in addition to publishing his poetry – was a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War. Early in his career, he also produced a temperance novel, "Franklin Evans" (1842). Whitman's major work, "Leaves of Grass," was first published in 1855 with his own money. The work was an attempt at reaching out to the common person with an American epic. He continued expanding and revising it until his death in 1892. After a stroke towards the end of his life, he moved to Camden, New Jersey, where his health further declined. He died at age 72 and his funeral became a public spectacle.

Whitman's sexuality is often discussed alongside his poetry. Though biographers continue to debate his sexuality, he is usually described as either homosexual or bisexual in his feelings and attractions. However, there is disagreement among biographers as to whether Whitman had actual sexual experiences with men. Whitman was concerned with politics throughout his life. He supported the Wilmot Proviso and opposed the extension of slavery generally. His poetry presented an egalitarian view of the races, and at one point he called for the abolition of slavery, but later he saw the abolitionist movement as a threat to democracy.
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 1990
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 15" Height: 17.5"
Book Details: "Song of the Open Road" is a poem by Walt Whitman from his 1856 collection "Leaves of Grass."

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this collection of poetry by American poet Walt Whitman, signed by Aaron Siskind on the colophon page. This is number 375 of 550.

This folio is bound in dark green linen-covered boards with black leather spine and fore edges. Volume is in excellent condition. This book contains six bound hand-pulled photogravure plates (each 10-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches).

Aaron Siskind (December 4, 1903 – February 8, 1991) was an American abstract expressionist photographer. In his biography he wrote that he began his foray into photography when he received a camera for a wedding gift and began taking pictures on his honeymoon. He quickly realized the artistic potential this offered. He worked in both New York City and Chicago.

Siskind's work focuses on the details of nature and architecture. He presents them as flat surfaces to create a new image out of them, which, he claimed, stands independent of the original subject.

This edition was set in English Monotype Scotch at Golgonooza Letter Foundry by Julia Ferrari and Dan Carr. The text was printed by Heritage Printers on a paper made at Carterie Enrico Magnani. Paul Taylor made the photogravure plates and printed them with Clary Nelson at Renaissance Press on Richard de Bras paper. The book was designed by Kevin Begos Jr. and Dan Carr.

Black linen-covered slipcase shows light shelfwear, with faint staining to upper edge of one of side panels. Case measures approximately 15.25" x 18". Club Newsletter specific to this volume is laid-in.
 
Lot 4027

$110

Title: The Fairy Family: A Series of Ballads and Metrical Tales, Illustrating the Fairy Mythology of Europe
Author: Archibald Maclaren
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
City: London
Year: 1874
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/247 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Front hinge is cracked. Previous owner's name is stamped at top of front flyleaf. Pages display occasional light foxing. Illustrated with frontispiece, engraved half title page and vignettes.
 
Lot 4028

$175

Title: The War with the South: A History of the Great American Rebellion; Being a Complete Narrative of the Origin and Progress of the War, with Biographical Sketches of Leading Statesmen, Naval and Military Commanders, Etc.
Author: Robert Tomes
Publisher: Virtue and Company
City: New York
Year: 1862
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in three quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spines with raised bands show bright gilt lettering. Books display external wear, with rubbing and scuffing to edges. Binding is sound. Marbled endpapers have traces of removal of library attachments. Occasional light foxing is visible. Illustrated with plates and color maps.
 
Lot 4029

$90

Title: The Fully Framed Model: The HMN Swan Class Sloops of 1767-1780: A Guide for Building the Hull of a Fully Framed British Navel Swan Class Ship-Rigged Sloop of the 1770's. Suitably Adapted, the Experienced Reader May Use This Book as Basis for Constructing Models of Most Naval Vessels of the 1760-1800 Period. Volume One
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Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2007
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Condition / Notes: New books with in excellent condition. With dust jackets. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 20 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All of these copies are in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 4030

$20

Title: The Third Wave
Author: Alvin Toffler - Alvin Toffler is an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communication revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity.

A former associate editor of Fortune magazine, his early work focused on technology and its impact (through effects like information overload). Then he moved to examining the reaction of and changes in society. His later focus has been on the increasing power of 21st century military hardware, weapons and technology proliferation, and capitalism.

He founded Toffler Associates, a management consulting company, and was a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, visiting professor at Cornell University, faculty member of the New School for Social Research, a White House correspondent, an editor of Fortune magazine, and a business consultant.
Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1980
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 516 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed copy of this work.  Volume is bound in beige cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and decorative design to front cover. Book is in excellent condition.  Intact book club edition dust jacket shows light shelfwear, with small tears along edge of front cover.
 
Lot 4031

$110

Details: This lot includes the large antiphonal music sheets shown in the corresponding image(s). These are pages from a Catholic liturgical book, intended for use in choro (i. e. in the liturgical choir), and originally characterized, as its name implies, by the assignment to it principally of the antiphons used in various parts of the Roman liturgy. Leaves show multicolored ink on pencil- and ink-lined vellum that create a musical score composed of squared notes plus words to be sung from Roman Catholic liturgy. The smaller texts highlighted in red lettering are intended as instructions for those participating in the service, denoting which participants sing which words, and (at the top of the page) offering suggestions for personal reflections to be considered by the participants as they sing, listen, or enter and exit the sanctuary. These leaves are printed on laid paper and there are six pages in total, printed on both sides of two sheets of paper (one being a connected, double-page sheet).

Condition / Notes: These choir book leaves measure approximately 12.5" x 18". The paper is in very good condition with almost no loss of inked pigment, no staining, tearing or wrinkling. Colors are bright.
 
Lot 4032

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Limited Editions Club books shown in the corresponding image(s). These titles are all part of the series "The Evergreen Tales; or, Tales for the Ageless." This collection contains "The Ugly Ducking," "The Three Bears," "Hansel and Gretel" and "The Story of Dick Whittington & His Cat." All these attractively illustrated books are signed by illustrator and/or General Editor of the series Jean Hersholt. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. All of these books show light pencil markings to copyright page and, occasionally, to adjacent page and/or rear flyleaf.
 
Lot 4033

$40

Title: The Diary of a Country Priest
Author: Georges Bernanos - Georges Bernanos was a French author, and a soldier in World War I. Of Roman Catholic and monarchist leanings, he was a violent adversary to bourgeois thought and to what he identified as defeatism leading to France's defeat in 1940.
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 1986
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 262 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.75"
Book Details: "Diary of a Country Priest" (original French title: "Journal d'un curé de campagne") is a novel published in 1937, winner of the Grand prix du roman de l'Academie française. It tells the story of a young, sickly priest, who has just arrived in his first parish, a village in northern France. The novel was translated into English by Pamela Morris and was published the same year as the French original.

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work by Georges Bernanos, pencil signed by illustrator Fritz Eichenberg on the colophon page. This is number 275 of 1000.

This volume is bound in linen over boards with gilt-lettered leather spine. Volume is in excellent condition. This book contains an introduction by Robert Coles and 5 full-page black & white wood engravings by Fritz Eichenberg.

This edition was printed at Heritage Printers. The text has been set in Monotype Walbaum by Michael & Winifred Bixler. The design is by Benjamin Shiff. The images were printed from the original wood blocks at Wild Carrot Letterpress. The paper was made at Cartiere Enrico Magnani. The book has been bound at Jovonis Bookbindery.

Brown cloth slipcase shows light shelfwear. Case measures approximately 9.75" x 13.25". Club Newsletter specific to this volume is laid-in.
 
Lot 4034

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Limited Editions Club books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains the following works by women authors: "The Poems of Emily Dickinson" (1952), and Jane Austen's novels "Persuasion" (1977), "Sense and Sensibility" (1957) and "Emma" (1964). These attractively illustrated books are signed by their illustrators. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. All of these books show light pencil markings to copyright page and, occasionally, to adjacent page and/or rear flyleaf. Stamped number in small print may appear at bottom of title page. Please note that "Emma" bears library label at foot of spine, with no other markings or attachments present, other than those listed above.
 
Lot 4035

$30

Title: Sopra alcuni abusi che si commettono nella educazione delle Pecore nostrali, e del modo di correggerli
Author: Filippo Re - Filippo Re was an Italina botanist and agronomist. Filippo studied in a Jesuit’s college of Ravenna. He finished his studies in Reggio Emilia with a degree in mathematics. Since he was a boy, however his main interest was agriculture, which he practiced managing his father’s farms. Moreover, he spent much of his life travelling in Tuscany and Emilia to obtain a deep view of his time’s agriculture. He reported those voyages in an intensive correspondence with his sister-in-law.

In 1789 he became professor of Agriculture in the school started by Ercole II in Reggio Emilia. In this period he collected a herbarium of 7,835 plants, which is now held in the civic museum of the Emilian town. In politics, he took part in the revolts that resulted in the formation of Cisalpine Italy, governed by Napoleon.

In 1803 Napoleon offered him the chair of Agriculture at the University of Bologna, of which he was Dean in the academic year 1805/06. In 1807 he became secretary of the Society of Agriculture of Bologna. But in 1811 he resigned, as a protest against Napoleon’s decision to make the Society of Agriculture a mere section of Bologna University, reducing its freedom of research. After the Restoration that handed Bologna back to the Vatican State, Filippo Re returned to the dukedom of Modena & Reggio. Here Francesco IV gave him a chair at the University of Modena. He died of typhus in 1817.

Publisher: Tipografia di Giovanni Silvestri
City: Milan
Year: 1807
Binding Style: Sewn Binding
Pagination: 74 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original wrappers. Covers show writing in ink, light soiling and small tears at edges. Binding is solid. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 4036

$45

Title: Opere di Monsignor Jacopo-Benigno Bossuet, vescovo di Meaux, sonsigliere del Re ne' suoi consigli, ed ordinario nel Consiglio di Stato, precettore del serenissimo Delfino, primo limosiniere di Madama la Delfina. Tomo Decimosettimo. Sopra tutt'i misterj dela religione cristiana
Author: Jacques-Benigne Boussuet - Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet was a French bishop and theologian, renowned for his sermons and other addresses. He has been considered by many to be one of the most brilliant orators of all time and a masterly French stylist.

Court preacher to Louis XIV of France, Bossuet was a strong advocate of political absolutism and the divine right of kings. He argued that government was divine and that kings received their power from God. He was also an important courtier and politician.

The works best known to English speakers are three great orations delivered at the funerals of Queen Henrietta Maria, widow of Charles I of England (1669), her daughter, Henriette, Duchess of Orléans (1670), and the outstanding soldier le Grand Condé (1687).
Publisher: Stamperia de' Fratelli di Paci
City: Naples
Year: 1779
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 430 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: The stiff-wrapper binding of this antique volume is detaching, with spine cover nearly entirely separated from rear panel. Text block is intact. Pages show faint water markings
 
Lot 4037

$50

Title: Cram's Atlas of the World Ancient and Modern. New Census Edition. Indexed. Geographical, Historical and Statistical Presentation of the World in All Its Divisions Containing a Complete Series of Maps of Modern Geography, Exhibiting the Entire World and All Its Various Political Divisions To Correspond with Their State To-Day. An Elaborate Series of Authentic Historical Maps, Showing the World's Progress and Development from the Earliest Times to the Present, to Which IS Added a Historical Sketch of Astronomical Science with a Description of the Geography of the World. A Thoroughly Revised, Rewritten, and Newly Illustrated Edition
Author: George F. Cram
Publisher: George F. Cram
City: New York
Year: 1901
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 864 pages
Width: 12.25" Height: 15"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with moisture markings to area at fore edge of rear cover, fading to spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is cracked at rear of volume. Book has decorative endpapers and marbled edges. Pages are clean and without markings. Lavishly illustrated. Many color maps.
 
Lot 4038

$175

Title: The Real War
Author: Richard Nixon - Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.

Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California. After completing his undergraduate work at Whittier College, he graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1937, and returned to California to practice law. He and his wife, Pat Nixon, moved to Washington to work for the federal government in 1942. He subsequently served in the United States Navy during World War II. Nixon was elected to the House of Representatives in 1946 and to the Senate in 1950. His pursuit of the Hiss Case established his reputation as a leading anti-communist, and elevated him to national prominence. He was the running mate of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Republican Party presidential nominee in the 1952 election. Nixon served for eight years as vice president. He waged an unsuccessful presidential campaign in 1960, narrowly losing to John F. Kennedy, and lost a race for Governor of California in 1962. In 1968, he ran again for the presidency and was elected.

Although Nixon initially escalated America's involvement in the Vietnam War, he subsequently ended US involvement in 1973. Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China in 1972 opened diplomatic relations between the two nations, and he initiated detente and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with the Soviet Union the same year. Domestically, his administration generally embraced policies that transferred power from Washington to the states. Among other things, he initiated wars on cancer and drugs, imposed wage and price controls, enforced desegregation of Southern schools and established the Environmental Protection Agency. Though he presided over Apollo 11, he scaled back manned space exploration. He was reelected by a landslide in 1972.

Nixon's second term saw an Arab oil embargo, the resignation of his vice president, Spiro Agnew, and a continuing series of revelations about the Watergate scandal. The scandal escalated, costing Nixon much of his political support, and on August 9, 1974, he resigned in the face of almost certain impeachment and removal from office. After his resignation, he was controversially issued a pardon by his successor, Gerald Ford. In retirement, Nixon's work authoring several books and undertaking many foreign trips helped to rehabilitate his public image as an elder statesman. He suffered a debilitating stroke on April 18, 1994, and died four days later at the age of 81. Nixon remains a source of considerable interest among historians and the public.
Publisher: Warner Books
City: New York
Year: 1980
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 341 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Outlines Nixon's view of the then state of U.S. political, economic and military strengths, the impact on foreign policy and the Cold War, and his vision for the future.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this work by Richard Nixon. The former president's signature appears on a preliminary page.

Volumes is bound in red cloth with stamped silver lettering and decorative designs to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Interior is clean and bright.  Slipcase also shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 4039

$750

Title: Six Serigraphs: Bookmarks in the Pages of Life
Artist: Betye Saar
Medium: Print
Features: Signed In Plate
Print Year: 2000
Width: 11.25" Height: 15.0"
Art Notes: This portfolio contains the following prints: "Magnolia Flower," "Mother Catherine," "High John De Conquer," "The Conscience of the Court," "The Bone of Contention" and "Now You Cookin' with Gas." These prints serve as illustrations to "Boookmarks in the Pags of Life" published by The Limited Editions Club in 2000. This edition consists of seventy-five sets numbered 1-75, with five Artist's proofs, five Hors Commerce proofs and two Printer's proofs. The portfolio was editioned at Drexel Press on Fabriano Rosapina paper.
Condition: Well-preserved leaves are contained in cloth clamshell case with inset gilt-lettered leather title label to front panel.
 
Lot 4040

$15

Title: Cyclopaedia of Universal History: Being an Account of the Principal Events in the Career of the Human Race from the Beginnings of Civilization to the Present Time. From Recent and Authentic Sources
Author: John Clark Ridpath
Publisher: The Jones Brothers Publishing Co.
City: Cincinnati
Year: 1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.5" Height: 11"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Gilt lettering and ornamental designs appear on front cover. Books display external wear, with cracking along front spine edge of first volume and loss of material to lower portions of spines of all three volumes. Scuffing visible to covers. There is archival repairs to hinges of first volume. Books have marbled endpapers and edges. Pages are clean and without markings. Volumes contain numerous illustrations and color maps.
 
Lot 4041

$225

Title: Dubliners
Author: James Joyce - James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for "Ulysses" (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominently the stream of consciousness technique he perfected. Other major works are the short-story collection "Dubliners" (1914), and the novels "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" (1916) and "Finnegans Wake" (1939). His complete oeuvre includes three books of poetry, a play, occasional journalism, and his published letters.

Joyce was born to a middle class family in Dublin, where he excelled as a student at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere, then at University College Dublin. In his early twenties he emigrated permanently to continental Europe, living in Trieste, Paris and Zurich. Though most of his adult life was spent abroad, Joyce's fictional universe does not extend beyond Dublin, and is populated largely by characters who closely resemble family members, enemies and friends from his time there; "Ulysses" in particular is set with precision in the streets and alleyways of the city. Shortly after the publication of "Ulysses" he elucidated this preoccupation somewhat, saying, "For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal."
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 1986
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 289 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: "Dubliners" is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. They were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century.

The stories were written when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences. They centre on Joyce's idea of an epiphany: a moment where a character experiences self-understanding or illumination. Many of the characters in "Dubliners" later appear in minor roles in Joyce's novel "Ulysses." The initial stories in the collection are narrated by child protagonists, and as the stories continue, they deal with the lives and concerns of progressively older people. This is in line with Joyce's tripartite division of the collection into childhood, adolescence, and maturity.

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this collection of stories by Irish writer James Joyce, pencil signed by Thomas Flanagan and illustrator Robert Ballagh on the colophon page. This is number 215 of 1000.

This volume is bound in quarter green leather and Irish handkerchief linen, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Volume is in excellent condition. This book contains an introduction by Thomas Flanagan and 6 photogravures by Robert Ballagh printed on handmade paper.

This edition was printed at Wild Carrot Letterpress and Heritage Printers. The text has been set in Monotype Scotch by Dan Carr and Julia Ferrarie at Golgonooza Letter Foundry. The design is by Benjamin Shiff. The photogravure plates were made by Jon Goodman, and editioned by Bruce Chandler, Peter Pettengill, Catherine Mosley and Greta Lintvedt. The paper was made at Cartiere Enrico Magnani.

Suede-lined linen slipcase shows light shelfwear. Case measures approximately 9.5" x 11.75".
 
Lot 4042

$550

Title: Poems of Leopold Sedar Senghor
Author: Leopold Sedar Senghor - Leopold Sedar Senghor was a Senegalese poet, politician, and cultural theorist who for two decades served as the first president of Senegal (1960–1980). Senghor was the first African elected as a member of the Academie francaise. Before independence, he founded the political party called the Senegalese Democratic Bloc. He is regarded by many as one of the most important African intellectuals of the 20th century.

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 1996
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 17.5" Height: 22.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this collection of poetry by Leopold Sedar Senghor, signed by both the author and illustrator Lois Mailou Jones on limitation page. This is number 228 of 300.

This elephant folio is bound full purple cloth with gold lettering to front cover. Volume is in excellent condition. This book contains four poems by Senghor in the original French with facing English translations by John Reed and Clive Wake. Illustrated with silkscreen prints by Lois Mailou Jones

This edition was printed by Daniel Kelcher at Wild Carrot Letterpress. It was designed and set in Bodoni types by Dan Carr and Julia Ferrari at Golgonooza Letter Foundry. The silkscreen prints were made by Alexander Heinrici at Studio Heinrici.

Clamshell case with gilt lettering to leather spine label and velvet lining is in fine condition. Club Newsletter specific to this volume is laid-in.
 
Lot 4043

$450

Title: Down by the Riverside
Author: Richard Wright - Richard Nathaniel Wright was an African-American author of sometimes controversial novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerns racial themes, especially those involving the plight of African-Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries. His work helped redefine discussions of race relations in America in the mid-20th century.
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 2001
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 73 pages
Width: 16.5" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: "Down by the Riverside" is a story in Richard Wright's anthology "Uncle Tom's Children." In "Down by the Riverside" Wright shows how an African American family can be destroyed if contemporary racial boundaries are overstepped.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work by Richard Wright, signed by illustrator John Wilson on the limitation page. This is number 228 of 300.

This oblong folio is bound in dark blue cloth with stamped black lettering to front cover. Volume is in excellent condition. This book contains a short story by Wright, illustrated with four original color aquatint etchings by John Wilson, with his afterword.

John Wilson (b. 1922) is an African American painter, sculptor, illustrator, printmaker, and educator from Boston.

The text has been composed in Monotype Plantin and printed at Wolfe Editions. The etchings have been editioned at the Center Street studio by James Stroud. Handbinding by Carol Joyce at her Academy Bindery.

Cloth clamshell case with stamped black lettering to spine and velvet lining shows lightly-bumped outside corners. Case measures approximately 17.5" x 14". Club Newsletter specific to this volume is laid-in.
 
Lot 4044

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique history, technical, and health manuals shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
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