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  • Click on Image to expandZabriskie, George A.:  A Little About Washington Irving.  Ormond Beach, Florida: Self-published, 1945. First separate edition. . Near fine in light blue-gray cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the front board and with printed end sheets. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" with faint staining to the upper fore corner of the front board. In a very good+, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with a 1/4" deep chip at the upper edge of the spine area which is also slightly faded. A presentation copy signed and inscribed by Edward C. Zabriskie (under the author's printed name) to the recipients who "honored Washington Irving High School through unique service." 19 pages of text with a frontispiece portrait of Washington Irving and with seven reproductions of early works of art and black and white photographs. This is a reprint of an article which first appeared in the January Bulletin of The New York Historical Society.
    TB26915  $12.00



  • Click on Image to expandZaehnsdorf, Joseph W.:  The Art of Bookbinding The Classic Victorian Handbook.  Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 2007. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Fine in heavy, paper printed wraps over an adhesive binding. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 3/8 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. 190 pages including an index, glossary and text. Illustrated throughout with line drawings and engravings. A facsimile reprint of the original published in 1890 in London.
    TB29747  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandZebrowski, George:  Macrolife.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1990. Collector's Edition. Fine in full light brown leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" deep containing 279 pages of text. Signed by the author on the second free end page and laid-in is the two page notes from the publisher. Illustrated with drawings by Rick Sternbach and with an introduction by Ian Watson. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of Masterpieces of Science Fiction. A very handsome, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB27353  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expandZeier, Franz:  Books, Boxes, And Portfolios Binding, Construction, and Design Step-by-Step.  New York: Design Press, n.d. c. 1990. Reprint. Near fine in white paper covered boards with metallic red text stamped on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 3/4" by 6 1/2" with all corners bumped and with a small black remainder mark on the lower edge of the text block. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with light crimping at the corners. 304 pages including an index. Heavily illustrated throughout with line drawings.
    TB29751  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandZempel, Edward N. and Linda A. Verkler:  First Editions: A Guide to Identification.  Peoria: The Spoon River Press, 1995. Third Edition, First Printing. Fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stampings on the front boards and on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/4". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. The definitive source for determining publisher's methods of designating first editions. Containing nearly 4,200 trade and academic publishers. 515 pages. A handsome, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27883  $100.00



  • Zimmerman, David R.:  To Save a Bird in Peril.  New York: Coward, McCann & Geo, 1975. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and fornt board. In a very good+ dust jacket with very light wear to the spine ends and lightly faded on the spine area. An advance review copy with photographs of the author and materials from the publisher laid-in. With a forward by S. Dillon Ripley.
    TB08273  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expandZollikofer, G. J. [George Joachim]:  Exercises of Piety: or, Mediations On The Principal Doctrines And Duties Of Religion For The Use Of Enlightened And Virtuous Christians.  Worcester, Mass.: Isaiah Thomas, Jun., 1803. First Edition. Very good+ in light brown, full leather covered boards with gilt text on a black leather spine label and with four gilt rules on the spine. A 16mo measuring 6 5/8 by 4 1/16 inches with the leather over the heel of the spine chipped to a depth of 1/3 inch and with wear and rubbing to the leather at the tips of the boards. The joints are starting at the lower 1 1/2" of the spine. There is an early prior owner's name (Abigail Abbot) on the front paste down and the first few pages of the preliminaries have a dampness stain in the lower margins. 192 pages of text followed by an eight page subscription proposal by the publisher for another title by Zollikofer.
    TB29052  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandZug, James:  American Traveler The Life and Adventures of John Ledyard. The Man Who Dreamed of Walking The World.  New York: Basic Books, 2005. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown and tan paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine with a small stamped foot print on the rear paste down. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. John Ledyard (1751-1789) was an adventurer, explorer, an iconoclast and a bit of an oddity. A man of incredible intelligence and great influence. Ledyard had the support and trust of such luminaries as Lafayette, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Morris, James Cook and Joseph Banks. 286 pages of text.
    TB24762  $25.00






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