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Asturias, Miguel Angel.  Leyendas. [San Salvador, El Salvador: Departamento editorial del Ministerio de Educación, 1960].

"Sexta edicion." In series "Colección caballito de mar."

Publisher's wrappers. Small stamp "Obsequio del Ministerio de Educacion."  (38363)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Suarez, Ramon Darío.  Historial genealógico de los Febres-Cordero y algunas de sus alianzas. Merida: Ediciones Euroamerica, (1969). 8vo. 251 pp., coat of arms.

Includes bibliographical references (page 231) and index.

Publisher's printed wrappers; small loosening of paper at base of spine.  (38361)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Calero, Manuel.  La politica mejicana del presidente Woodrow Wilson segun la ve un mejicano. Madrid: No publisher/printer, 1916. Sq. 16mo. 150, [2] pp.

"Traduccion de la edicion inglesa de Nueva York."

Publisher's printed wrappers. Age-toned and dust soiled. Printed on cheap paper.  (38360)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Manrique, Jorge.  Coplas por la muerte de su padre. [San Salvador, El Salvador: Departamento editorial del Ministerio de Educación, 1961]. Narrow small 8vo. 28 pp.

In series "Coleccion Azor."

Publisher's wrappers. Small stamp "Obsequio del Ministerio de Educacion."  (38359)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de.  Discursos de Don Quijote. [San Salvador, El Salvador: Departamento editorial del Ministerio de Educación, 1961]. Narrow small 8vo. 28 pp.

In series "Coleccion Azor." Includes some of Don Quixote most memorable orations.

Publisher's wrappers. Small stamp "Obsequio del Ministerio de Educacion."  (38358)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Juana Inés de la Cruz, Sister.  Poesía. [San Salvador, El Salvador: Departamento editorial del Ministerio de Educación, 1961]. Narrow small 8vo. 26 pp.

In series "Coleccion Azor." Includes "Hombres necios" and several other beloved poems.

Publisher's wrappers. Small stamp "Obsequio del Ministerio de Educacion."  (38357)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Bécquer, Gustavo Adolfo.  Rimas. [San Salvador, El Salvador: Departamento editorial del Ministerio de Educación, 1961]. Narrow small 8vo. 23 pp.

In series "Coleccion Azor."

Publisher's wrappers. Small stamp "Obsequio del Ministerio de Educacion."  (38356)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Juan de la Cruz, St.  Canciones. [San Salvador, El Salvador: Departamento editorial del Ministerio de Educación, 1961]. Narrow small 8vo. 20 pp.

In series "Coleccion Azor."

Publisher's wrappers. Small stamp "Obsequio del Ministerio de Educacion."  (38355)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

United States. Congress. House. Committee of Claims.  Report of the Committee of Claims, on the petition of sundry citizens of Vincennes and of Knox County in the Indiana Territory. Washington City: Pr. by Roger C. Weightman, 1813. 8vo. [2] ff.

"December 23, 1813. Read and referred to a committee of the whole House to-morrow." Concerning the petitioners’ claims to remuneration "for the depradations [sic] which were committed on their crops by a part ... of the Kentucky militia." Printed at head of title: [9]. Government document: House document (United States. Congress. House); 13th Congress, 2nd session, no. 9.

Shaw & Shoemaker 30336. Removed from a nonce volume. Title-page with a librarian's lightly pencilled notation. Very good.  (38352)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Madison, James (President).  Message from the president of the United States, transmitting a report of the Secretary of State, in relation to individuals selected from American prisoners of war, and sent to Great Britain for trial, and also, in relation to any orders for retaliation, &c., &c. Washington City: Pr. by Roger C. Weightman, 1814. 8vo. 253 pp., 3 fold. tables.

The troubling problem of (naturalized and native-born) American soldiers and sailors captured during the War of 1812, made prisoners of war, then declared to be citizens of Great Britain and transported for trial. Gives details of many individual prisoners. An important document.

Shaw & Shoemaker 33312. Removed from a nonce volume. Dusty.  (38351)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

A Comedy of Bourgeois Manners — BOORISHNESS BLASTED

Dedekind, Friedrich.  Grobianus et Grobiana: Sive, de morum simplicitate, libri tres... Coloniae: [No publisher/printer], 1558. 8vo (14.2 cm, 5.55"). 96 ff.

Named after an imaginary => patron saint of boors, the first part of this satire on manners and etiquette was originally published in 1549, with the expanded version known as Grobianus et Grobiana following in 1554; the work led the way for an entire genre of "Grobian" literature ostensibly intended to educate by way of depicting such grotesque vulgarity that readers would surely mend their own ways. Here, an ignorant would-be gallant is instructed in proper behavior at the table and at post-gustatory revelries. Many of the ironic exhortations are in regards to such points of (in)delicacy as helping oneself with one's greasy fingers to the nicest portions of any dish, casting desirable edible items to the dogs, efficiently snatching the lobster claws belonging to one's fellow diners, and remembering the proper comeback whenever acquaintances venture to criticize one's conduct — and the most oft-repeated advice is to indulge freely in farting, pissing, and vomiting whenever and wherever the need strikes, lest the repression of such activities injure one's health.
        The present example appears to be not just an early edition but also the first Cologne printing. WorldCat locates => only two U.S. institutional holdings.
        Evidence of Readership: Four pages with early inked annotations in Latin, corrections, or marks of emphasis.
        Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

Brunet, II, 561; VD16 D 389; Index Aurel. 150.950. See also Vicaire 255; this ed. not in Adams. 19th-century treed paper, spine with hand-inked paper label; binding slightly sprung, spine sunned, extremities rubbed. Front free endpaper with (inexact) modern pencilled bibliographic notes; title-page with small pencilled annotation in lower margin; other annotations as noted. Trimmed somewhat closely, occasionally touching foliation or catchwords. An uncommon edition in a solid, worthwhile copy.  (38291)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Reischauer, Edwin O.  Ennin's travels in T'ang China. New York: Ronald Press Co., 1955. 8vo (24.1 cm, 9.5"). Frontis., xii, [2], 341, [1] pp.

A prominent modern scholar of East Asian culture here presents the Japanese Buddhist monk Ennin's nine-year visit to ancient China, one full of triumphant wanderings as well as tribulations, basing his text on Ennin's diary and at times using his own words to describe Chinese daily life and culture as the diarist experienced and observed them firsthand in the 9th century. A 12th-century, idealized color portrait of Ennin serves as frontispiece.
        An American born and raised in Japan, Edwin O. Reischauer (1910–90) was the founding director of the Japan Institute at Harvard University and United States ambassador to Japan from 1961 to 1966
        Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard.

Publisher's brown cloth with white lettering and decoration to spine and white emblem to front board, pictorial endpapers giving a map of the travels, in original pictorial dust jacket. Volume with extremities faintly rubbed; jacket faintly soiled with spine sunned, edges worn with a few chips and tears. Page edges very slightly age-toned. => A sound reading copy and actually something more than that.  (38349)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Bible. N.T. English. Authorized (i.e. King James version). 1825.  New Testament of our lord and saviour Jesus Christ, translated out of the original Greek; and with the former translations diligently compared and revised. New York: Sterotyped by A. Chandler & Co. for the American Bible Society, 1825. 12mo. 352 pp.

The American Bible Society issued its first separate English N.T. (i.e., an N.T. that was not supposed to be part of a whole Bible) in 1817. This early ABS edition is "From the same [stereo] plates as [the] 1820 Brevier Octodecimo" edition (Hills). The last page proclaims it "47th edition."
        Provenance: Ownership notation, "Enos Cole Warner, present from C.W. Allen, May 11, 1830."

Hills 543. Contemporary dark brown leather, binding worn, front board creased, front joint (outside) partially open at top. Water stained; foxing; age-toning. Only a good copy. But complete and solid.  (35271)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Bible. N.T. English. Murdock. 1858.  The New Testament, or, The book of the Holy Gospel of Our Lord and Our God, Jesus the Messiah. A literal translation from the Syriac Peshito version. New York: Robert Carter & Bros., 1858. 8vo. ix, 515 pp., portrait.

A posthumous printing, Mudock died in 1856. The first edition of his translation appeared in New York in 1851.
        At the top of the title-page the title is in Syriac characters. Appendix I is "Distribution of the Syriac New Testament into lessons as read in the public worship" (pp. [473]-488) and appendix II is "The Syriac translations of the Scriptures" (pp. [489]-515).

Publisher's charcoal cloth, spine with small areas of loss of cloth due to brittle nature of the cloth of the era. Internally very good.  (35178)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Shesgreen, Sean.  Images of the Outcast: The Urban Poor in the Cries of London. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, (2002). Small 4to (25 cm; 10"). x pp., [1] f., 228 pp., illu., plates.

First American edition. "Published by special arrangement with Manchester University Press."

Hardback. Publisher's reddish-brown cloth; front cover stamped in gilt.  (38342)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Raspe, Rudolf Erich.  The singular adventures of Baron Munchausen. New York: Heritage Press, (copyright 1952). 8vo (25 cm; 9.75"). xii, 175 pp., color illus.

The wonderul and wonderous imaginary voyages and adventures of the bigger than life baron. Includes "A sequel to The singular adventures of Baron Munchausen" (pp. [83]-160) and Includes bibliographical references (pp. 164-175)
        The title-page proclaims "a definitive text edited, with an introduction, by John Carswell and illustrated by Fritz Kredel."
        The Heritage Club Sandglass, number IV:17" is present.

Publisher's cream-colored cloth shelf-back with marbled paper sides. In an opn-back slipcase. Book very good; slipcase a little abraded.  (38341)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Ladies' Society for the Promotion of Education at the West.  First annual report. Boston: Well-Spring Press, A.J. Wright, printer, 1847. 8vo. 38 pp.

Includes the society's constitution, list of members, report on teachers (all women) sent to Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Ohio. Also prints letters of support, a copy of the advertisement for teacheers, etc. Ends "With an appendix, and addresses by Rev. J.H. Towne, and Rev. Dr. Waterbury."
        Apparently the last annual report was in 1852.

Sabin 38542. Disbound.  (38336)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

 Colección de platicas para el uso de los curas de las aldeas. Madrid: Placido Barco Lopez, 1786. Small 4to. 2 vols. Volume II only. 321, [1] pp., [3] ff.

"Obra traducida del francés al castellano por D. Joaquín Castellot, Presbítero." Ready made sermons for the inept or lazy local curate.
        WorldCat locates no copies in the U.S.

Contemporary vellum over pasteboards, lacking the ties. Volume II of 2 ONLY.  (31514)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Cooks Helping Cooks

Boston Cooks' Benevolent Association.  Annual ball booklets. Boston: T.J. Russell, 1911, 1913, 1916. 8vo (varying sizes). [16], [20], [20] pp.; illus.

One of the only groups of its type in the United States, the Boston Cooks' Benevolent Association was officially chartered in either 1893 or 1903 (depending on which president's statement you believe!), and "paid out many thousands of dollars in Sick Benefits to its members." Present here are three programs from the annual concert and ball event held by the organization. These now-scarce booklets, which also served as reference books for the year, are of interest across several subject areas: unions and the organizing thereof, commerce (the advertisements here are from businesses in a field, speaking to fellow specialists), cookery itself (the event menus are given, and the back inside wrappers for 1911 and 1913 are printed with recipes), and music and culture (the programs provide the dance lists, including waltzes, two steps, schottisches, and quadrilles, along with the names of the tunes and in some cases the composers).
        => WorldCat finds no U.S. institutional holdings of any B.C.B.A. publication.

Printed paper wrappers, with the 1916 booklet laid into another, slightly larger but otherwise identical version of its wrappers; 1916 wrappers creased and slightly smudged, 1911 and 1913 very gently faded. 1916 with short tear from outer margin of title-page. One baker's first name lined through in advertisements (a professional vendetta?). => Overall, clean and pleasing copies of seldom-seen ephemera.  (38276)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Early 20th–Century American Cookery Manuscript

Bishop, Mary Ellen.  Manuscript on paper, in English. Begins "Christmas pudding ..." [U.S.]: 1916. 4to (21.2 cm, 8.38"). [154 (70 used)] pp.

This manuscript recipe book mixes sweet and savory dishes with abandon; absent any categorization or sorting, it offers a "Parisian Salad" featuring potatoes, beets, and lima beans in an egg and anchovy–based dressing; "Eggs a La Cuban," a deviled egg dish with minced sweet red pepper mixed in the yolks; "Jelly for Dessert," a mold made with plain Knox gelatine with fruit and cream on top; "Chilie Sauce," a tomato-based spiced relish; "Solid Chocolate Cake," "Corned Beef a la Americaine," and various breads, puddings, soups, salads, etc. The handwriting, while informal, is very legible; there is one laid-in recipe for grapefruit marmalade done in a different, likewise legible hand.

Plain paper wrappers with oilcloth shelfback; wrappers worn and stained. Pages with occasional ink smudges or spots, light waterstaining to small area of upper margings, otherwise clean.  (38252)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

The House Explains & Condemns the Rebellion of 1641

England & Wales. Parliament. House of Commons.  A declaration of the Commons assembled in Parliament concerning the rise and progresse of the grand rebellion in Ireland. Together with a multitude of examinations of persons of quality, whereby it may easily appear to all the world, who were, and still are the promoters of that cruell and unheard of rebellion. London: Printed for Edw. Husbands, 1642. 4to (19 cm, 7.5"). 63 pp.

The Irish rebellion of 1641 is nicely explained on the Trinity College Dublin library website ( Thousands of English and Scottish settlers were dispossessed during the uprising; many of those who fled to Dublin for safety were interviewed by crown authorities and their depositions taken. This publication contains abstracts of some of those eyewitness testimonies, as well as the House's reasoning on the cause of the rebellion and a short narrative of its early months.

ESTC R4373; Wing (rev. ed.) E2557. Quarter red morocco with French-swirl marbled paper sides and gilt spine lettering; binding signed (with small rubber-stamp on verso of front free endpaper) by the Macdonald Company of New York. Leather of joints lightly rubbed in places. Very good condition.  (37991)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

"In the reign of good King René . . . "

Guiney, Louise Imogen.  The secret of Fougereuse: A romance of the fifteenth century; from the French. Boston: Marlier, Callanan & Co., 1898. 12mo (18.7 cm, 7.375"). Frontis., 347, [1] pp.; 4 plts.

First edition. Louise Imogen Guiney was an American Catholic poet and essayist active in the Boston literary circle of the late 19th century. This is her translation of Louis Morvan's Jehan de Fougereuse from the original French. The text is => illustrated with a frontispiece and four plates in black and white.
        Binding: Decorated publisher's binding: blue cloth with "silver"-stamped lettering and fleur-de-lis decorations to front board and spine, front cover with large "silver"-stamped vignette of a medieval gentleman holding a cage with two owls. "Silver" work actually aluminum and very bright!
        Provenance: On front free endpaper, two ownership stamps of Sarah E. Lembeck.

BAL 6747 (state A imprint, state A binding). Bound as above; spine cocked and extremities and joints lightly rubbed. Stamps as above. Crease to p. 42; interior otherwise unspoiled. => A handsomely medieval-esque production.  (37506)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Praising the Patron Saint of . . . Lawyers?

Tardolus, Laomedon.  Laomedontis Tardoli camertis civis romani[,] Oratio de justitiae ac divi Ivonis laudibus ad senatum apostolicum. [Rome: Marcello Silber for Giacomo Mazzocchi, 1520?–1530?]. 4to (20.6 cm, 8.125"). [8] ff.

Scarce Latin pamphlet praising St. Yves of Kermartin (1253–1303), patron saint of Brittany, lawyers, and abandoned children. The volume opens with a preface dedicated to the lawyers of the "Consistorianorum collegio," followed by the Oratio. The text is printed in single columns in italic with one 3-line plain and one five-line decorative initial; the title-page is neatly framed with a four-element decorative woodcut border in two elaborate designs.
        Searches of WorldCat, COPAC, and the NUC reveal only two U.S. libraries reporting ownership (UCLA, UC-Berkley Law Library).
        Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

Not in Adams, nor EDIT 16. 18th-century German brown speckled paste paper over light boards; binding well rubbed with most loss at spine. Light pencilling, and signs of other pencilling erased, on endpapers. Moderate age-toning and foxing; one very short marginal tear. In fact a rather nice copy.  (38231)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Retitled but Readable & Well Decorated

Percival, Emily, ed.  The garland: Or, token of friendship. A Christmas and New Year's gift. New York: Leavitt & Allen, [1854–5]. 12mo (19 cm, 7.5"). 288 pp.; 7 plts.

A romantic, feminine turn-of-the-year present: the eighth entry in the popular Garland series of American gift books. Actually a retitled version of 1854's Amaranth, this issue of the Garland appeared in several variants; the first piece in the present copy is "The Daughter of the Bardi." The volume is decorated with a frontispiece, an added chromolithographic title-page, and five plates, all save one with the original protective tissue. While the printed list of illustrations attributes all of the five story-related plates to H.W. Smith (only), two of the plates themselves are labelled as engraved by Sartain after Pingret and by A.H. Ritchie after F. Rochard, two more only signed by Sartain, and the final two unsigned. The list also calls for a presentation plate, here replaced with a frontispiece. => The chromolithographic title-page is accomplished in blue, green, pink, and maroon. Compared to the digitized University of California copy, which has a substantially different binding and only five plates (including a frontispiece replacing the presentation plate), this item has a completely different added title-page and only one identical plate bound in a different location — but entirely the same text. Clearly "stock" stereotyped plates were used here!
        Binding: 19th-century textured red roan in imitation of morocco, both covers and spine gilt extra with elaborate floral and foliate designs, title in each case in red relief "on" a pair of gilt panels textured with cross-hatching. Covers framed in triple fillets, the second delicately cornered with small diamonds, surrounding a border incorporating floral corner brackets and a floral base supporting an arch that itself breaks out in flowery flourishes. All edges gilt.
        Evidence of Readership: A previous owner has tucked in a newspaper clipping of a poem titled "What is Love?" as well as two poems => printed on silk and framed in paper lace (gilt in the one case, pink and white in the other), titled "To Papa" and "Farewell."

Faxon, Literary Annuals and Gift Books, 258; Tepper, American Gift Books & Literary Annuals (2nd ed.), pp. 84–85 (see copy 2); Thompson, American Literary Annuals & Gift Books, pp. 106–07. Bound as above, rubbed along board edges with very small worm holes along joints, light glue action to pastedowns. Light age-toning with the occasional spot or stain, plates moderately to heavily foxed; a few gently creased pages, one gathering loosely attached to binding. => Lay-ins absolutely charming.  (38203)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Tepper's "Most Ornately Decorated" Book

Independent Order of Odd Fellows.  The Odd-fellows' offering, for 1852. Embellished with elegant engravings, and a highly-finished presentation plate. New York: Edward Walker (pr. by E.N. Grossman & Son), 1852 (© 1851). 8vo (22.3 cm, 8.75"). 320 pp.; 11 plts.

Elaborately bound annual gift book issued by the charitable fraternity, here in its tenth appearance. The poems and stories are illustrated with a total of => eleven steel-engraved plates — all but two still with protective tissue — engraved by McRae after R.A. Landseer, E. Walker, Rossiter, Blauvelt, Brueckner, Birch, Magee, Claxton, or Peale, and including the => illuminated presentation plate, chromolithographed by T. Sinclair after Devereux, here left blank. Among the works, which were written chiefly by members of the order, their wives, and their sisters, are several pieces on the principles and virtues of Odd Fellowship.
        Binding: 19th-century red roan in imitation of morocco, best described (at length) by Tepper: "Saturated with gold, the complex design consists of a system of strapwork borders, oak leaf garlands, and finely structured borders surrounding five separate panels of religious and biblical scenes. Framed with rounded strapwork, the four smaller panels depict Noah's Ark, the lion and the lamb, and two Christian female figures, while the larger central panel features Lazarus and Christ and a retinue of of historical figures. This is to say nothing of the elaborately detailed spine decoration, which has separate strapwork panels for the title, a biblical scene, and the date of the publication. => This is possibly the most ornately decorated book in the entire collection" (emphasis ours). The back cover has the frame in blind surrounding a gilt stamp of two cherubs and doves on an archway with the word "love" at bottom, floral decorations around the edge, and a three part wreath reading "F.L.T." (Friendship, Love, Truth) with a different letter in each wreath.
        Evidence of Readership: A previous reader has left a bookmark-sized section of sky blue silk and a clipping of the start of a moral tale titled "The Hidden Snare" tucked within the text; alas, the end is missing!

Faxon, Literary Annuals and Gift Books, 610; Tepper, American Gift Books & Literary Annuals. (Second edition), p. 164; Thompson, American Literary Annuals & Gift Books, p. 144. Bound as above; somewhat rubbed with some loss of leather, spine ends pulling, joints and hinges starting to open, faint glue action to endpapers. Light to moderate age-toning with the occasional spot or small stain, plates remarkably unfoxed but with a few other spots; presentation leaf loosely attached at bottom. Reader evidence as above. A much nicer object than this necessary recital of faults may suggest.  (38210)   Add to My BOOK-STACK


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