The Bush Speaks.
Item Number: 433
Pietermaritzburg: Shuter & Shooter, 1937.
Octavo, original cloth. Very good in a good dust jacket with some dampstaining to the spine.
Other Books by this Author
"China, with her five thousand years of history, her vast territory and her enormous population stands like a mountain peak among the nations of the world": Photographic View Book of China, Manchuria, and Korea during the period of Japanese occupation
Japan: c. 1930.
First edition, oblong quarto, original boards. Gilt-lettered cloth, string-bound. Text in Japanese with captions in both Chinese and English. Illustrated with photographs throughout, large folding panorama of the Great Wall of China; folding map of Korea, Manchuria and portions of northeastern China. A unique record of history.
London: William Heinemann, 1909.
First editions. Large octavos, 2 volumes, bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles to the spine. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume, 12 captioned tissue-guarded colored, and 255 black and white other plates in all, 3 maps, panorama in end-pocket of volume II, and numerous illustrations and diagrams throughout.
Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co, 1910.
First edition of Beecher Bronson’s classic account of his hunting experiences in Africa. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with nearly 100 photographs by the author. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “The author inscribed this volume for a well-loved kindred spirit…. Edwin Willard Deming, EB Bronson NY 12 Nov ’12.” The recipient was American artist Edwin Willard Deming, who studied under Gustave Boulanger and Jules Lefebvre. In 1887 Deming first visited and painted the Apaches and Pueblos of the Southwest. His career of painting and illustrating took him repeatedly to the lands of the Blackfoot, Crow, and Sioux, as well as to Arizona and New Mexico. After the turn of the century, Deming devoted more time to sculpture but also began work on a series of romantic murals of Indian life, which were subsequently installed in the American Museum of Natural History and the Museum of the American Indian in New York. Signed personal bookplate of the recipient, Edwin Willard Deming, in near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. Rare and desirable.
"A seminal work on garden design": First Edition of Edith Wharton's Italian Villas and Their Gardens
New York: The Century Company, 1904.
First edition of Wharton’s classic treatise on “Italian garden-magic.” Quarto, original dark green cloth, top edge gilt. With 45 full-page plates, including 26 illustrations by Maxfield Parrish (15 in color), seven in-text and 19 black-and-white photographic illustrations. In very good condition with some light rubbing and wear. A nice example.