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2101 Van Roosbroeck, G. L . GROTESQUES And Three Stories
New York, NY Living Art 1929 First Edition Softcover Illustrated by J. Matulka 
This is a softcover book published in 1929 by Gustave Leopold Van Roosbroeck (in English) with illustrations by Jan Matulka. The main story is Grotexques. There are three other short stories - Three Fables for the Children of Tomorrow: Judas' Revenge; The Powder of Eternal Life; How Don Quixote was Defeated in Moronia. Each story ends in a Moral. The binding is tight and the pages are crisp and clean. The paper cover was fragile and has been roughed up in the form of many mostly small chips and wear to the yap edges -paper extending beyong the pages (text block) . There is some paper missing at the bottom of the spine and a corner is missing on the rear bottom. Clean. Matulka (1890-1972) Born Prague, moved to New York, studied in Paris - taught at the Art Students League in New York. The illustrations are black and white line drawings in an abstract form. Five full page, blank on the verso. ; 16mo; 104 pages 
Price: 48.00 USD
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New York, NY Bantam Books 1990 First Edition Softcover Fine  
This is a softcover Uncorrected Proofs from June 1990 preceding the publication. The title above in parenthesis was added when published. This book is an inspirational diary that includes quote from famous writers in addition the writing of the author, plus a Thought for the Day. Tight, bright, and clean. There is a light hint of fading on the spine. ; 8vo; 299 pages  
Price: 18.00 USD
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FRENCH COSTUMES, Varagnac, Andre
2103 Varagnac, Andre FRENCH COSTUMES
London The Hyperion Press 1939 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by E Lepage-Medvey 
Book-portfolio of loose plates in brilliant color on heavy stock paper. Process noted as photo-lithography. In pochoir style. Twenty-three pages of background and bibliography in English. Finely detailed coloring. 40 bright and shining clean plates of costumes. All plates present. Harcover linen boards are clean. Dust jacket has soiling, some light shelf wear, and square chip on back panel. End papers are evenly discolored. ; 4to 
Price: 144.00 USD
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2104 Vargas Llosa, Mario DEATH IN THE ANDES
London Faber & Faber Limited 1996 0571175481 / 9780571175482 First Edition Hardcover 
This is the Faber & Faber First Edition hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is in fine condition, the jacket is good to very good. . The jacket has rubbing to the rear corners and flap edge meaning a touch of of the black ink colored layer is rubbed and white is showing. There is a faint indent to the paper on the rear panel. Not easy to see unless held to the light at an angle. The original price of the book is present. Not clippedj. Clean interior side to the jacket. Now protected in a new archival see-through and removable mylar cover. The book is tight, bright, crisp, and clean. There are no marks or writing. There is no hint that the book has been read. No soil, no bumping, no wear. Well cared for. ; 8vo; 276 pages 
Price: 23.00 USD
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2105 Various BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Washington, DC National Academy Press 1979 0309025494 / 9780309025492 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  
Tight, bright, clean hardback book with former owner name and date on end paper. No other markings. Would be fine except to miniscule bump at top of spine. Former owner was a published astronomer. ; Vol. 50; 8vo  
Price: 29.00 USD
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2106 Various HERE TO DARE 10 Gay Black Poets
New York Galiens Press 1992 0962167525 / 9780962167522 First Edition Softcover Fine with no dust jacket  
Fine softcover book probably unread. Tight binding, no creases. Cleans and crisp inside and out. Poets Wilson, Williams, Westley, Robinson, Langley, Johnson, Frechette, Charles, Branner. ; 8vo  
Price: 14.50 USD
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2107 Various WELLESLEY LYRICS Poems Written by Students and Graduates of Wellesley College
Cordelia C. Nevers 1896 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Tight, bright stiff wrapper book. White cloth with blue titles and designs. Still bright and clean, but with light spot on spine. End papers have chemical discoloring where pasted to cover. Former owner name on front end paper with notes about location of poems of relative, Anne Barrett Hughes. Frontispiece half tone photo panamora of College with tissue guard. Decorative title page. Introduction by Alice Freeman Palmer. ; 12mo  
Price: 33.00 USD
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2108 Vashss, Andrew BLUE BELLE
New York Alfred A Knopf 1988 0394572289 / 9780394572284 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket  
Tight, bright, clean hard back book, appears to be unread. Bright, clean unclipped dust jacket. ; 8vo  
Price: 22.00 USD
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2109 Vaske, Hermann WHY ARE YOU CREATIVE?
Maplewood, NY Fivedegreesbelowzero Press 2002 097077927 First American Edition Softcover Fine  
This is a large, heavy softcover book on glossy paper. It is a collection of short interviews with celebrities who answer the question In the title.. There is a high quality black and white photograph of each of the 54 celebrities, some biographical material, and a facsimile of their answer with their signature in most instances. This is a flashy and bold book. There is also a foreward by The Dalai Lama. The book is in fine condition, It is tight, bright, and very clean. There are no marks or writing, No wear. No creases. The book has been well cared for. ; 4to; 196 pages  
Price: 25.00 USD
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2110 Vasquez, Rafael LAUROS
Bogota, Columbia 1932 First Edition Softcover Signed by Author
SIGNED. This is a first edition softcover book signed by the author and limited in the number of books printed. This is numbered 89 of an edition of 160. The book has an art paper cover in a tan color with red ink for the title and author's name on the front cover and faintly on the spine. The author inscribed the book and signed it Cordially (in Spanish) and signed his name. It is dated 15/2/34. There is a three panel oblong piece of paper pasted in opposie the title page containing various information about the publication. It is printed on four of the six panels (two fold marks) . It appears Vasquez may have written the number '89' himself as there is an ink intial that appears to be RV - meaning he has signed twice. Opposite the Table of Contents is a bound in plate with an art portraiture printed on glossy paper using tinted ink of one color. The artist name, Ramon Barba, is printed with a date of 1931. The chapter headings are printed on a page by themselves in red and black ink. There is a colophon at the rear and one other page of errata. The soft paper cover is rough edged with some chipping close to the edge. There is a closed tear along at the top of the spine.. There is no title printed on the spine. The covers are generally clean. The inteior pages are untrimmed. There are no marks or writing other than the incription and signature. The pages are clean. The binding is tight. The condition is very good. This is the second work of Vasquez after Amphorae in 1927. (1899 - 1960) . Lauros (Laurel); 8vo; 222 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 110.00 USD
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2111 Vassen, Lois (Editor) THE ORIGIN OF TIGERS
Minneapolis, MN The Loft 1990 First Edition Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket  
Softcover book of poetry in near fine condition. There is a hint of a crease in one corner. ; 8vo  
Price: 11.50 USD
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Portland, OR Oregon Historical Society 1974 0875950477 / 9780875950471 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket  
Two volumes in near fine condition with very good plus condition dust jackets. Both books are clean inside and out. Bindings are tight and consistent. Only faintest hints of shelfwear at lower corners. Dust jackets are crisp, bright, and smooth, with NO fading or sunning. Both dust jackets have a small droplet-sized stain on front face near fore-edge; both also have a few tiny closed tears and minor shelfwear in the usual places. Overall this is a strikingly handsome set. Illustrated throughout in black and white. Discusses the history of Northwestern architecture, from traditional Native American structures, to early settlers' dwellings, to 1970's contemporary architecture. ; 4to  
Price: 120.00 USD
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2113 Venables, Reverend Hubert (editor and translator) THE FRANKENSTEIN DIARIES
New York The Viking Press 1980 0670327107 / 9780670327102 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket  
Tight, bright, clean hardcover with a dust jacket. The book has a green leatherette binding with beautiful end papers. The dust jacket is unclipped and in near fine condition with NO tears, chips names, marks or writing.. Gift conditon. Illustrated profusely with black/white copies of old wood engravings and modern, toned drawings. Clever creation of the diaries and papers of Frankenstein. ; 8vo  
Price: 30.00 USD
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2114 Venturi, Lionello MARC CHAGALL
New York Pierre Matisse Editions 1945 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket  
Limited Edition, number 259 of 1500. Tight, bright, clean hardback book. Clean end papers, pages, edges. Tight hinges. Wrapper style over hard covers. Unclipped dust jacket has a hint of shelf wear. Very bright and clean. Frontispiece and one other color plate tipped in. Other plates are in black and white. Errata slip laid in. Text in English. ; 4to  
Price: 155.00 USD
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2115 Verma, Pramode K (editor) ISDN Systems Architecture, Technology and Applications
Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice Hall 1990 0135057361 / 9780135057360 First Edition Fine with no dust jacket  
As new, no faults, appears to be unread. Absolutely clean. Contributions from nine people.  
Price: 29.00 USD
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2116 Vermes, Pamela BUBER
New York Grove Press 1988 0802110614 / 9780802110619 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket  
Tight, bright, clean hardback first edition book. In unclipped dust jacket. Book is very clean and probably unread. Dust jacket is clean and crisp with slight rubbing of glossy laminate. ; 8vo  
Price: 14.50 USD
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2117 Vetter, Ernest G. FABULOUS FRENCHTOWN The Story of the Famous French Quarter of New Orleans
Washington DC Coronet Press 1955 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a first edition hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is tight, bright, crisp, and clean. There are no marks or writing except for a neatly written former owner name in the center of the first blank page. The dust jacket is unclipped and . Worn on the edges with paper missing along the top of the spine. The jacket is now protected in a see-through, removable mylar cover which makes the book look bright and crisp. The end papers are a map of the New Orleans area highlighting the French Quarter. Photo illustrated throughout in black and white. ; Photographs; 8vo; 320 pages  
Price: 24.00 USD
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2118 Vilnay, Zev THE GUIDE TO ISRAEL 5th Edition Revised and Enlarged
Jerusalem, Israel Zev Vilnay 1961 Fifth Edition Hardcover 
This is a hardcover book with flexible covers and a slightly worn gilt title on the cover and spine. The book has been well cared for. TIght binding, clean, bright. There are some faintly curved corners. The interior end papers and pages are very clean and crisp. The book is profusely illustrated in black and white line drawings explaining and teaching. 1961. In English. ; 8vo; 638 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2119 Vinet, Alexandre CHRESTOMATHIE Choix De Morceaux Tirés Des Meilleurs Écrivains Français
Brussels, Belgium Meline, Cans et Companie 1845 Fourth Edition Hardcover 
This is a hardcover book with 1/2 leather and marbled boards. The edges are also marbled. The yellow-creme coated end papers are clean and without writing or plates, however the first end paper is missing. The half -title page shows some wear; the remaining pages are quite clean and crisp. There are two pages of finely written notes bound or glued in. The writing is a small, fine script in brown ink on pale blue paper. The covers are worn at the corners, but nicely polished. The marbled paper show some wear on the four and bottom edges..onpaper ; 8vo  
Price: 30.00 USD
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2120 Vinson, Jack R. STRUCTURAL MECHANICS The Behavior of Plates and Shells
New York, NY Wiley-Interscience 1974 0471908371 / 9780471908371 First Edition Hardcover 
SIGNED This is a hardcover book with a dust jacket. The book is in near fine condition with just a touch of corner wear. Tight, bright, very clean. There is an author inscription on the front free end paper. There is also the remnant of a paper clip indention and rust outline on about six pages. The paper clip held two letters - an exchange between Vinson and his publisher, R. S. Woolson of Wiley, in 1974. The letters are laid in. The inscription is to 'Conners' who found an error in the book. The dust jacket has a magenta color that shows some rubbing and light edge wear. ; 8vo; 173 pages; Signed by Author  
Price: 110.00 USD
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