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Abacus Books
Richard Chant
504 Main St., Unit B Longmont CO 80501
303-817-7349 or 303-717-5476
www.abacususedbooks.com
richard_chant@hotmail.com
Academic and Collectible Books, General Antiquarian Books
Booth Number: 59  

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Trial and Error. Weizmann, Chaim. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1949  

Description: Number 276 of a signed limited edition of only 500 copies. Signed on the limitation page in bold blue ink by author Chaim Weizmann, first President of Israel.
 

Chaim Weizmann's autobiography is essentially the story of the modern Zionist movement and the formation and early development of Israel.
 

Both volumes in excellent, unmarked condition. No dust jackets.
 

Price $995.00

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The History of Dahomy. An Inland Kingdom of Africa; Compiled From Authentic Memoirs. Dalzel, Archibald. London. T. Spillsbury and Son, Snowhill, 1793.
 

Description: Quarto. xxvi, iv, xxxi, [1] 230pp. With foldout frontispiece consisting of an illustrated Map of Dahomy and its Environs and six full page engraved illustrations. First edition in contemporary full leather binding and marbled end papers.
 

This book is used extensively as a primary source on Dahomean history and is remarkable in that it also seems to have been written in part to justify the slave trade, at the height of the British abolitionist movement, and to prevent any further Parliamentary action being taken against the trade.
 

Very good condition with a strong binding. Occasional foxing and light rubbing to corners.
 

Price $1,250.00

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Projects in Design. Szukalski, Stanislaw. Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 1929.
 

Description: Number 64 of a limited edition of only 150 containing an original wood block print, "Song of Warning and Annunciation", designed, printed and signed by the artist.
 
Large 4to, 12" by 10 7/8", bound in blue and orange cloth with gold lettering. Gilt page edges. 53 pages of Editorial Introduction and Preface followed by over 160 pages of black and white plates of Szukalski's work.
 
Cover shows light wear with a little fading and a small tear at top of spine. Internally clean and unmarked. Signed print in excellent condition.
 

Price $2,000.00

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Dog's Death. Updike, John. Printed in Harvard Yard by The Adams House and Lowell House Printers, [Cambridge, Mass.] May 1965.
 

Description: Broadside. First Edition. Number 98 of only 100 copies signed by the author. Fine.
 
Professionally matted and framed under glass.
 

Price $850.00

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Color Standards and Color Nomenclature. Ridgway, Robert. Washinton D.C. Published by Author, 1912.
 

Description: First edition. 4to. Green cloth boards with gold title to front cover and spine. With 1115 named color swatches on 53 colored plates.
 
Previous owner's name on front fixed endpaper otherwise clean and unmarked. Cover shows light wear at spine ends.
 
Desirous for a book that would finally standardize colors and their names, Robert Ridgway took upon himself the mammoth task of producing just such a volume. The enduring value of his labor is evidenced by the naturalists and artists who, a century later, continue to use it as a standard reference. Much of this value must certainly lie in the work’s impressive display of color itself: distributed among 53 plates is a true sample for every one of the 1,115 colors Ridgway has named. (MIT Libraries).
 

Price $850.00

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