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INFINITE RICHES:  THE ADVENTURES OF A RARE BOOK DEALER., Magee, David.  Introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell.
1 Magee, David. Introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell. INFINITE RICHES: THE ADVENTURES OF A RARE BOOK DEALER.
Toronto Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1973 0839735537 / 9780839735533 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
274 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "Life in the rare book business can be filled with excitement and surprise, as described by David Magee, San Francisco antiquarian bookseller, in this witty and highly civilized account of some of his adventures here and abroad. With lively humor and sophistication, Mr. Magee entertains and enlightens as he tells amusing and suspenseful anecdotes about the people he has encountered, the places he has visited, and the events he has attended in the course of nearly half a century in the rare book trade. (His) vignettes of the many and varied clients, confreres, dear friends and strangers with whom he has dealt are a charming pageant of human beings - sometimes eccentric, amusing or moving - always vivid to the reader." Very small stamp mark (bird) on top of text block, minor wrinkle at top of spine, light toning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light browning at inside edges and on flap-folds, one tiny edge tear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
Philadelphia Philip H. & A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation 1970 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Very Good Maurice Sendak. 
Unpaginated, 11 1/4" H. Published for an exhibition of original drawings and other materials illustrating the art of Maurice Sendak, with an introduction by the artist. Sendak describes the work as "fantasy sketches, stream-of-consciousness doodles, dream pictures, and probably most apt, homework drawings" which he drew between roughly 1952-1957. "In one way or another, all such drawings of this period hint at themes that later were developed in my books for children. In fact, they touch all the obsessions and ideas that eventually bore fruit in what I consider my best and most personal work." We certainly see hints of "Where the Wild Things Are" and other works that were then in Sendak's future. Also included is a blank Christmas card and envelope with a lovely Sendak illustration, published by the Rosenbach Foundation, with a copyright date of 1971. Interior - a slight small bump at top corner of the first few pages, two soft creases to top edge of 6 middle page leaves, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - a 1" strip of light browning at bottom of rear cover, very light edge wear, small soft crease at top corner of front cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
492 pp, 9 1/4" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To my good friend / H.P. Kraus, collector / and merchant of / scholarship, with / the admiration of / R.W.G. Vail / July 14, 1955." (Hans Peter Kraus (1907-1988) was a successful rare book dealer in Berlin, but fled Europe at the beginning of WWII, arriving in New York 1939. His autobiography, "A Rare Book Saga", details his career and rise to prominence in the world of rare book dealing in the mid-20th century.) This book was published as part of the Rosenbach Fellowship in Bibliography. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Pioneer's Own Story; The Indians' Captives Relate Their Adventures; The Frontier Land Agents Offer Their Wares; A Bibliography of North American Frontier Literature; Key to Locations; Bibliography; Index to the Appendix. Slight toning in margins and gutters of pages, very small printing ink mark on fore-edge of title page, very light browning on endpapers and edges of text block, some light dust soiling on top of text block, small area of shelf soiling and very tiny ink mark on bottom of text block, a few very small light and faint soiling marks on boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom corner of front board. 
Price: 150.00 USD

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