1906, 12mo, 109 pgs. Full bound blue-gray cloth with gilt title on front board and spine. Numerous black and white photographic illustration plates. Some dust soil to cloth, rubbing at board edges and along spine, some fraying at cornertips and head and tail of spine. Pleasant darkening to pg edges from age, POS on ffep. Otherwise binding solid, interior clean. Very good.
4to. A slim chapbook in brown paper wraps, bound with a tied string. On the few pages, Meridel Le Sueur contemplates the feelings and thoughts of a pregnant woman. This is number 257 of a limited edition of 500, SIGNED by Le Sueur. Interior is clean, though mildly toned. Two closed tears run along the thin spine. Creasing and other signs of age are noticeable especially towards edges. This remains a rare, desirable object. Book is accompanied by a 1988 Minnesota Monthly article about the author, entitled "The Insistent Voice: At 88 years old, writer Meridel Le Sueur has been discovered. Again.
This work examines advances in architecture, design, and painting in a region now recognized for its contribution to the Arts and Crafts and Prairie School movements. The work of many well-known American artists is featured, including the architects Cass Gilbert, Harvey Ellis, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Purcell and Elmslie, ceramicist Ernest Batchelder, and the painters Homer Dodge Martin and Alexander Fournier. Illustrated.
Small 8vo, 572 pgs. Full bound green cloth with gilt title on spine. Volume One only. Light dust soil to text block otherwise clean and solid.
Circa 1956, 8vo, 111 pgs. Full bound red cloth with gilt titles on front board and spine, decorative red and gilt end papers. Numerous b&w portraits accompany the text. Clean throughout. Binding still tight. A fine copy.
Small 4to, 847 pgs. No date. Full bound green cloth with gilt title on spine. Red sticker bearing title of the book stuck to front free endpaper. This book shows very little wear, a clean and solid volume on Minnesota history.
1938, 8vo, 63 pgs. Limited Edition, 142/200. Full bound green paper with black title on front board. A collection of poetry read on WTCN, about 10 were read every Sunday for 50 weeks. Interior is clean throughout, binding solid. Boards lightly dust soiled with minor shelfwear. An interesting piece of Minnesota culture.