Modern Firsts, Travel, Exploration
37 Maple Ave
Lyndonville NY 14098-0448
Items that Quiet Friends plans to bring to the 2016 Book Fair.
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45+ Civil War carte de visite
Brady, NY & Wash, 1860s
TThis is a set of CDVs, mostly of uniformed Civil War Union generals. Half with the Brady backmark. Excellent condition. Priced individually or the whole set.
A NEW SYSTEM OF DOMESTIC COOKERY
Murray, London 1806
The first popular cook book's first edition. The key "first" point is the 1805 date at the very bottom of the frontis engraving. Modern rebind. Leaves trimmed but text overall VG condition.
Dollet, Lachouchie & Lesalle
Paris, Martinet, 1840-1875
855 hand colored lithographs bound into 10 half morocco vols. BACKGROUND: from 1840 -1875 Martinet published very finely detailed images of French actors & actresses. The actor name, part played & play/opera name on each litho. The actors facial features were accurately given. The coloring is superb. The set is best known as the definitive history of French theatrical costume. Colas 11569. 1000 printed in total but only a few at a time. Complete sets are unheard of. WorldCat lists no library with more than a few hundred. Our set is likely unique.
LA GIERUSALEMME LIBRATA
Bartoli, Genova, 1590
Near FINE text & plates. The first illustrated edition had 20 engravings. This is unique in that the 1628 editions title page and its 20 plates are also bound in. 1590 plate 1 next to 1628 plate 1, 1590 plate 2 next to 1628 plate 2, etc. Original juxtaposition likely bound mid 1600s. Rebound again in 19th century.
THE RED NAPOLEON
Jonathan Cape, Harrison Smith, NY 1929
FINE book, VG DJ. 1st limited, initialed edition. #116 of 250. The limited ed had about 24 plates not in the 1st trade. DJ with the $2.50 price.