Book Buys

Beautiful, fascinating and moving–three adjectives to describe three different titles that have come through donations into our bookstore. All are for special sale, by email: bshank@watertown-ma.gov

Beautiful
The word doesn’t do justice to Frank Weitenkampf’s FAMOUS PRINTS: MASTERPIECES OF GRAPIC ART REPRODUCED FROM RARE ORIGINALS. Charles Scribner, 1926. Number 342 of a limited edition of 1025 copies. Very good condition with gold stamp on green cloth, gilt top edge, art paper. 70 fine black and white reproductions with introduction and critical notes by the author. Large format-12 x 15 1/2 inches. $125

Fascinating
W. Nephew King’s THE STORY OF THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR AND THE REVOLT IN THE PHILIPPINES
offers first hand accounts by Navy Lieutenant King and is illustrated with black and white drawings and photographs and colored paintings. Peter Fenelon Collier & Son, 1900. Stressed condition with loose binding and pages. Red cloth with gold stamp. Large format- 19 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. $40

Moving
Allan Rohan Crite illustrated THREE SPIRITUALS FROM EARTH TO HEAVEN. Harvard University Press, 1948. Roland Hayes writes in the book’s forward that Crite’s black and white drawings capture both the simplicity of Negro Spirituals and the grandeur and symbolism with which they are filled. Very good condition. Green cloth binding. $75

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