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|Dunwell, Frances F. (foreword by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.), THE HUDSON RIVER HIGHLANDS, Columbia University Press, New York, (1991) 1st ptg, B&W and color illustrations, 264pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), The area known as the Hudson Highlands is a fifteen mile stretch where the Hudson River cuts through the Appalachian mountain chain about fifty miles north of New York City. From either shore, the hills rise up more than 1000 feet, creating a landscape which is both beautiful and mysterious. Although the highlands are a small part of the Hudson Valley region, their role in our nature's culture and heritage has been monumental. Over three centuries, the Highlands have shaped a number of social, cultural, and political movements and they, in turn, have been shaped by these movements. This book was co-sponsored by the Alice and Hamilton Fish Library and the Hudson River Heritage. Chapters partially include: General Washington's Stronghold; West Point: First Stop on the American Tour; Landscape and Dreamscape: Hudson River Painters and Knickerbocker Writers; The Foundry at Cold Spring; Mountain Spa; The Landscape Garden: The Landscapes and Architecture of A. J. Downing; Millionaire's Row; The Great Outdoors: Bear Mountain Park, Conservation, and Social Welfare; Highways, Bridges, and Tunnels; Dynamite, Depression, and Design of Nature; and Storm King. A fascinating look at the area, informative, and one of this bookseller's favorite titles., (Order No: 31828 ), $25.00|
|Vincent, Florence Smith, PETER'S ADVENTURES IN MEADOWLAND: FROM THE SPIDER'S PARLOR TO THE DIGGER WASP'S DEN, Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York, (1920), ill. by Harry Coultaus, 330pp, very good w/lightly soiled and chipped dustjacket (hardcover), "If the Little Folk of the Meadow were only bigger, or boys and girls were smaller, what strange adventures they might have together! How exciting it would be to go aeroplaning on a Butterfly's back, or to climb the silky rungs of a Spider's web, as a sailor runs up the ratlines, or lose yourself in the endless passage-ways of a bee-hive, see the honey cupboards and visit the throne-room of the Queen Bee." Olive green cloth with gilt stampings, exceptionally clean and bright pictorial pastedown of the front board that had been protected by the dustjacket. (Order No: 32008 ), $225.00|
|Bailly, Christian (with Sharon Bailly), L'AGE D'OR DES AUTOMATES 1848-1914 -- (AUTOMATA: THE GOLDEN AGE, 1848-1914) -- OFFERED IS THE FRENCH EDITION, Editions Ars. Mundi, France, (1991) 2nd ed, 150+ color ill., B&W ill., 360pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) - small chip on dj, This spectacular book, the first to be devoted entirely to the period of the automation's apogee, breaks much new ground for the collector, the specialist, and all who are interested in automata. An introductory chapter depicts the Paris in which automationmakers lived and worked, its atmosphere, preoccupations and amusements. There follow the little-known histories of the seven leading makers, from their foundation in the mid-century to the decline of production after the First World War. Here for the first time names, dates and chronologies are accurately established, to give a reference framework of inestimable value. First published in 1987 by Sotheby's Publications. In both the English and French editions of this work pages 229 to 351 are facsimiles of catalogue pages in French. Please note that offered at this time is the French text edition, the main text, page 9-225 is in French., (Order No: 28071 ), Normally $450.00, a special purchase of a horde of new copies allows us to offer this scarce title (French Edition) for $175.00!!!|
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