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1 Bitzer, G.W. Introduction by Beaumont Newhall. BILLY BITZER: HIS STORY.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [New York], (1973), Ist printing. 
266 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Many b&w photographs. "Johann Gottlob Wilhelm Bitzer - Billy Bitzer to the world of film - was one of the first and greatest men to stand behind a movie camera. The early Biograph films, one of the hi gh marks in the history of photography, were his work. Bitzer, who was at Biograph before D.W. Griffith, taught the novice director and learned from him; together they made an unbeatable team. With Griffith, Bitzer went on to the superb, Brady- l i k e Civil War camera work of 'The Birth of a Nation', the spectacular photography of 'Intolerance', and later triumphs. - His autobiography, which has never before been published, is presented as he wrote it, vivid and straightforward in express io n, e xpert in the knowledge and lore of a craft in which he was a pioneer, and a pleasure to read. - The appendix contains the first complete Bitzer filmography." Top corner of boards and second half of textblock bumped, minor shallow bump on f ore -ed ge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge creases - mainly at top/bottom of flap-folds, 3/4" closed tear at bottom of rear hinge, minor rubbing. VG-/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FLOWERS AND GARDENS OF JAPAN., Du Cane, Florence.
2 Du Cane, Florence. THE FLOWERS AND GARDENS OF JAPAN.
London Adam & Charles Black 1908 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Ella Du Cane. 
249 pp + publisher's advertising, 9" H. Light green cloth with gilt lettering and dark green decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. 50 colour plates, with tissue coverings bearing captions (collated). Contents: Preface; Landscape Gardening; Stones - Garden Ornaments and Fences; Landscape Gardens; Nursery Gardens - Dwarf Trees and Hachi-niwa; Temple Gardens; Summer Flowers; Plum Blossom; Peach Blossom; Cherry Blossom; Wistaria and Paeony; Azaleas; The Iris; The Morning Glory; The Lotus; The Chrysanthemum; The Maple Leaves; The Bamboo; The Pine-Tree. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, gift inscription dated 1912 on front free endpaper, abbey library label on front pastedown, slight fading to spine color, light soiling on rear board, a few tiny areas of slight color fading on front board, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
WHEN YOU ARE OLD ENOUGH., Goodwin, Arnot K.
3 Goodwin, Arnot K. WHEN YOU ARE OLD ENOUGH.
Self-published 1968 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Near Fine 
32 pp, 8 1/2" H. A collection of poems written between 1932 and 1967. The author was a teacher at James S. Bell and Parkview public schools in Etobicoke. Contents: Author's introduction; When You Are Old Enough; Desert Justice; Within Your Hands; Habits; Failure; The River's Bride; Our Heritage; Autumn's Message; The Disobedient Fawn; Bon Voyage; Soft Shoulder; It Can Be Done; What The Future Holds; Wasted Hours; What Matters; November Blossoms; November Winds; Susan's Moon; 'Tis Spring; The Indians' Lament; Peeling Posts; Far Off Shore; Autumn Leaves. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny amount of rust on staples. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIRST FAMILIES OF THE SOUTHWEST., J.F.H., Editor.
4 J.F.H., Editor. FIRST FAMILIES OF THE SOUTHWEST.
Kansas City, MO. Fred Harvey Hard Cover Very Good - 
Unpaginated, 11 5/8" H. No date (early 20th century). Dark brown cloth tape spine over staples, brown paper covered boards with orange/brown border and lettering in an Arts & Crafts style, plus pastedown picture in black border on front board. Brown endpapers, 32 full page color illustrations including photographs and reproductions of work by O.E. Berninghaus, Ferdinand Bergdoff, J. Allen St. John, C. Cassady-Davis, W.E. Rollins, Chas. Craig and others. Contents: Foreword; Indians Who Work and Have Never Asked for Aid; Laguna, a Typical Pueblo Indian Village; How the Indian Women Do the Cooking; Indian Women Who Command the Household; "Where the Roses Grow Near the Water"; A Commercial Expedition in Navaho Land; Elle of Ganado, Who Practices the Art Undefiled; An American Craft Before the White Man Came; The Navaho, a Shepherd With All the Desert for a Home; Indian Farmers Who Are Good Hunters, Too; A Pair of Picturesque Farm Owners From the Ancient Town of Taos; The Little Indians Have Their Emotions; The Hopi's Theory of the Origin of Man; A Hopi St. John; With Flutes They Pray to the Rain Gods; Taking the Elevator in Hopi Land; In a Hopi Beauty Parlor; Home Sites Miles From Wood and Water; The Indian Who Under-stands Rattlesnakes; A Hopi Pueblo of Other Centuries Reproduced; Replica of a Kiva, Where the Hopi Held Sacred Ceremonials; Where Woman is the Perpetuator of the Arts; Never Were Two Pieces of Indian Pottery Exactly Alike; The Pima, Who Call Themselves "The People"; The Pima Women, Who Make Baskets; An Apache Grand Dame Weaving a Supply Basket; Basketry Still a Living Art Among Certain of the Indians; The Apache, Whose Name Signifies "Enemy"; The Problem of Existence as Met by a Desert People; Their Name Came From a King of France; The Supai, Who Live in Grand Canyon; The Story of the Thunder Bird. Very small stain on both front endpapers, light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, light rubbing on front board pastedown picture, a few very small stains on boards, tiny dent on rear board, minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
NOVA SCOTIA - CANADA'S OCEAN PLAYGROUND., N/A.
5 N/A. NOVA SCOTIA - CANADA'S OCEAN PLAYGROUND.
Bureau of Information, Department of Highways, Nova Scotia, (1932). 
38 pp, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Pictorial cover showing the 'Bluenose' on rear, sailing ships and bathers on front. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs of sailing, fishing, touring, scenery, hotels, etc. - each page is framed in yellow and pale green with drawings of seagulls in the top corners. Inside of front cover shows colour illustrations of S.S. Majestic and R.M.S. Aquitainia - inside of rear cover shows colour view of apple blossoms of Annapolis Valley. Th e u n p a g i nated centrefold comprises a double-page map showing the highways, railways and steamship routes from eastern Canada and the U.S. to Nova Scotia and there are two pages of text giving travel information. Light edge wear, tiny soiling m a rk a nd s ma ll scuff on front cover, a few small foxing marks on rear cover, two soft creases down front cover and on first few pages. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MAINE BEAUTIFUL.  A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN., Nutting, Wallace.  With poems by Mildred Hobbs.
6 Nutting, Wallace. With poems by Mildred Hobbs. MAINE BEAUTIFUL. A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN.
Framingham, Massachusetts Old America Company 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good Signed by Author
302 pp, 10 3/16" H. Green cloth, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Section headings: Explanatory; Maine; The Approaches to Maine; Maps of Maine (provides text only); The Coast of Maine; Maine from Kittery to Portland; Passama-quoddy Bay; Maine's Mountain Regions; The Lakes and Streams of Maine; Old Maine Mills; Canoeing in Maine; The Trees of Maine; Ornamental and Fruit Trees; Maine Apple Blossoms; Maine in Winter; Attractive Maine Villages; Some Maine Cities; Let Us Go Down Into Maine!; A National Asset; Something Not Beautiful; Vacationing in Maine; The Setting of a Cottage; The Country Parsonage; Welcome Home; Old Dwellings in Maine; Wells and Springs; The Superiority of Country Life; What Explorers Thought of Maine; The Romance of the Kennebec; A Wonderful Old Edifice; Dwellings at Kittery; The Empire of Aroostook; View Points in Maine; Truth and Beauty; Hidden Things Come to Light; Superlatives; The Future of Maine; Comment on Line Drawings; Some of the Pictures in Detail; Acknowledgements; Index. Small word in ink at top of front pastedown, very light soiling on top/bottom of text block, slight toning to edges of text block, light edge wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some loss of gold on front board title block, slight fading to spine color, some slight variation in color on boards, a few very light stains on spine and rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 


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