This is a one-of-a-kind collection of rare portraits, production stills, and negatives of more than 100 legendary film directors. Found in a file cabinet formerly belonging to Films Incorporated, a Chicago-based 16mm film supplier and home video company that shuttered in the mid 1990s, this was their Director's Index, a....
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American Institute of Steel Construction, 1970s. Hardcover. This is a pair of technical manuals for engineers and steelworkers. Detailing was published in 1973, and Manual was published in 1975. Both are in good condition, with rubbing and stains on covers and a few instances of highlighting inside.
Fortress Press, 1995. First Edition. Cloth. Slight tears to edges of dust jacket. This is a 695-page first edition of Betz's scholarly examination of the Biblical Sermon on the Mount. Part of Fortress's influential Hermeneia series of Biblical commentaries.
D. Appleton-Century Company, 1936. First Edition. Cloth. Ex-library with library stamps on title page and torn spot inside front cover from card. Large tear on corner of last blank page. Corners are bumped, and there is a slight lean to spine. This is a rare first edition high school textbook...
Chilton Book Co, 1969. First Edition. Cloth. Stated first edition of artist Eliscu's guide to techniques and examples of this Renaissance medium. Pages are a little wrinkled, and jacket has some scratches and edge wear.
Sleuth Publications, Ltd., 1984. This is a completely intact and evidently unused mystery game box, the second in the "Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective" series. Features a case book with many other supplementary materials such as an unopened letter to Mr. Holmes, newspaper archives, maps, and more. Includes complete rules and...
Emerson Books, 1973. Hardcover. This small, charming manual is notable for its illustrations by an unattributed artist (or more likely, several artists). The fascinating black and white images include several glossy pages of exploded diagrams, making this a lovely find for the hobbyist or collage artist. In archival plastic.
Automobile Quarterly, 2008. Hardcover. In original slipcase which is in very good condition (some minor dings and a tiny tear). Both books and jackets are fine. This is a two-volume celebration of Cadillac's centennial anniversary and a comprehensive retrospective with many full-page photos and a complete production record. A highly...
University Publishing Company, 1888. Cloth. This is a rare 1888 university textbook compiled by influential UVA literary professor Holmes, who had previously served as the first chancellor of the University of Mississippi. Spine is embossed maroon leather which is peeling at top and is missing a bottom piece. Covers are...
Newcastle Publishing Co., 1988. First Edition. Paperback. This is a first edition of Jayanti's guide to the history and art of tarot, inscribed by the author to her fellow "tarot sister." Interior is clean and tight and unmarked. Cover has a number of dings and stains as well as shelf...
Oxford University Press, 1984. First Thus. Hardcover. This is the first English translation of the 1979 Japanese original. From the Monographs in Electrical and Electronic Engineering series.
Cayman ArtVentures, 1978. Pamphlet. This is a staple-bound linguistic exploration of the dialects of the Cayman Islands, originally printed as a souvenir. Clean and tightly bound, though the corners are a little bumped.
D. Van Nostrand Company, 1951. Chamorel, Berri. First Edition. Cloth. Missing dust jacket. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt decoration on cover. This is a stated first edition of this comprehensive beginner's guide to horsemanship by the former captain of the First Hussars in the Russian Imperial...
Tab Books, 1983. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. This is a stated first printing of Luetzow's guide to 1980s microcomputing. Shelf wear at edges and corners, but interior is very good.
Oxford University Press, 1981. Boards. Gigantic 2 volume set in slipcase, which features a small drawer at top with magnifying glass. A pen scibble on title page of volume one, and some pages have wrinkled corners. Slight chipping on edges of slipcase. This was an everyday use copy in its...
Norman W. Henley Publishing Company, 1916. Cloth. An illustrated manual for Model T-era vehicles. Belonged to a General Electric engineer, whose contemporary business card is laid inside. Also features an extensive "Catalogue of Good, Practical Books." A perfect gift for the Swanson in your life.
John Lane, 1914. Hardcover. No dust jacket. This is a layman's guide to etching, with many illustrations by the author and others. Bookseller stamp inside back cover, otherwise near fine.
Chapman and Hall, 1975. Paperback. This is an early UK reprint of Ramshaw's electrical engineering text. Soiling on edges and corners are curled. Not ex-library.
Clark & Maynard, 1885. Cloth. This is the 1885 edition of Reed and Alonzo's standard grammar textbook. Front cover is significantly rubbed. Loss of covering at top and bottom of spine. Corners are bumped and rounded. Foxing throughout. Some doodles in pencil on back endpaper.
1977. Cloth. No jacket as issued. This is a self-published guide to handwriting analysis with many illustrated examples. Corners bumped. Very clean all around.
Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1974. Cloth. Fifth printing. This is an archaeologist's guide to identifying and preserving ancient ceramic pottery. Bound in red cloth with gilt decoration and lettering on cover and spine. Owner's stamp on flyleaf and top and side edges.
Mosby, 1985. Hardcover. This book can be commonly found in a reprinted paperback edition, but the hardbound edition for use by physicians is much less common. This 1000+ page index is specially bound with a detachable cover allowing pages to be easily removed and inserted as needed. A fascinating and comprehensive reference.
Plenum Press, 1992. Hardcover.
Williams & Wilkins Company, 1946. Hardcover. This is the 1291-page 1946 edition of the the esteemed medical reference book.
Hayden Book Company, 1977. First Edition, First Printing. Paperback. This is a stated first printing of Tepper's guide to contemporary electronic ignition motors.