Rare & Collectible
The Hidden Valley of Oz
Hardcover SKU: 1199281638
Small 4to, 313 pgs. First edition. Full bound blue cloth with bright pictorial paper label on front board, black stamped title and boy's portrait on spine. Black and white pictorial endpapers, no color plates. Clean and solid with just minor dust soil at head of text block. With full color DJ, minor chipping at head and tail of slightly sunned spine, else fine.
The Enchanted Island of Yew
Hardcover SKU: 119928162x
Small 4to, 242 pgs. Full bound tan cloth with orange, light pink, yellow and black stamped pictorial front cover, title in yellow outlined in black on spine. All 8 color plates present, green print pictorial endpapers, illustrations in orange ink throughout text. Light sunning to spine, some fraying to cloth at spine ends, 2'' tear to cloth at upper corner of outer edge of front board, some dust soil to block edges. Front hinge slightly shaken but strong. Previous owner's gift note on back of frontis, otherwise interior clean throughout. A very lovely first edition of this rare Baum title.
Walt Disney's Lady and the Tramp
Hardcover ISBN: 1557093466
"Limited 1990/2500, The Sketchbook Series. Full bound in blue green linen with gilt stamped titling on the front board and spine. A numbered certificate of authenticity is laid in to the book. Lovely illustrations and tipped in color plates throughout the book. Book is in excellent condition, it is solid and the interior is clean and bright. The slipcase is in black leatherette with illustrated paste downs on the side panels, illustrations have a couple very light soiling marks, else in very good condition.
The Amber Spyglass
Hardcover ISBN: 0679879269
The final volume in the award-winning His Dark Materials fantasy series joins returning characters with new ones and reveals startling revelations while the battle for the Kingdom of Heaven rages on and ultimately unlocks the secret of Dust.
The Maneige Royal
Hardcover ISBN: 085131452x
A translation of one of the most important books ever written about the art of horsemanship.
Includes chipboard slipcase.
A Complete Guide
Hardcover ISBN: 0821225480
Describes traditional techniques, designs, and materials used in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Middle- and Far-Eastern rugs
The House of The Spirits
Hardcover ISBN: 0394539079
Traces the lives of the Truebas, beginning with clairvoyant Clara del Valle's summoning of the man she intends to marry, ambitious Esteban Trueba, and following their participation in the history of their times which is their destiny
Starter Tarot Deck
CRD ISBN: 0880793570
The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Hardcover ISBN: 0060391448
Set in an Oz where a morose Wizard battles suicidal thoughts, the story of the green-skinned Elphaba, otherwise known as the Wicked Witch of the West, profiles her as an animal rights activist striving to avenge her dear sister's death. A first novel. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Hardcover ISBN: 1580930565
The deterioration of the American inner city stands in stark contrast to the prosperity characteristic of the United States for much of the twentieth century. Skyscrapers that once defined the modern era stand derelict and abandoned. Massive industrial manufactories lie rusting, their cavernous interiors dark. Formerly vibrant theaters shed bricks and terra-cotta ornaments. These desolate fragments of America's cityscapes are the legacy of decades of proud investment in the urban realm followed by decades of devastating neglect.
Photographer and sociologist Camilo José Vergara has spent years documenting the decline of the built environment in New York City; Newark and Camden, New Jersey; Philadelphia; Baltimore; Chicago; Gary, Indiana; Detroit; and Los Angeles. His photographic sequences—images of the same sites taken over the course of many years—show once-sturdy structures as ghostly ruins and then as empty lots or flimsy new buildings. Grand civic edifices—the Michigan Central Railroad Station in Detroit, the Essex County Jail in New Jersey, the Camden Free Public Library—have become empty, roofless shells, dusted with snow in the winter and filled with stray plant and animal life in the summer. Monumental commercial and industrial buildings such as RCA Victor's "Nipper" Building in Camden and the Packard Automobile Plant in Detroit bear broken windows and rubble-strewn interiors. At once a scathing critique of national indifference to the plight of the inner city and a meditation on the aesthetic impact of desolate and neglected buildings, American Ruins stands as a witness to a vanishing era of the American city.