London: John Stockdale, 1793. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary washed calf, newly rebacked with spine preserved; spine with elaborate gilt stamping, two labels with gilt titling; marbled endpapers; bookplate to front paste-downs; with 112 plates and tissue-guards; the title page of volume 1 has been trimmed slightly on the bottom edge, slightly impacting the date of publication; shelved case 7.
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Dhaka, Bangladesh: ARCASIA, 2010. First Edition, First Printing. large square 4tos., 278 pp. [Vol. 1], 301 pp. [Vol. 2]; VG/VG; house in VG- slipcase; off-white cloth-covered spines and boards; very slight cocking to spines; soiling to boards of Vol. 1, incl. fingerprint marks and smudging to top corner of front board; interiors clean; creasing to bottom corners of pp. 275-278 [Vol. 1]; shelfwear to paper dust jackets, incl. chipping and tearing to head and tail of spine, bumping to corners [Vol. 1], bumping to edges and corners [Vol. 2]; white cloth-covered cardboard slipcase with vertical paper strip stating publisher affixed to spine, black text; moderate shelfwear and a torn orange paper insert partially repaired with tape; shelved under review table.
London: George Routledge & Co., 1857. First Illustrated Edition. Octavo, 296 pages, VG-; rebound; three-quarter-bound, navy blue spine/corners, light blue buckram boards; gilt lettering to five-paneled spine and gilt star motif to four compartments, gilt borders to boards: front board detached; spine age-toned black, gilt clear and bright; mild wear to text-block, gilt top, age-toning to fore- and bottom-edges; marbled endpapers, ex-libris bookplate to front paste-down; light age-toning/scattered foxing to interior, black text clear and legible; notations in pencil to page 296; original red cloth spine and cloth covers to boards bound-in to rear of volume; shelved Front Case.
Oxford University Press, 1980. First edition. Folio in dark green cloth hardcovers with black DJ in brodart; white letters on spine; VG/VG; minimal soiling; maps on end pages; paper and text clean; pp. 268; plates of photographs and art at the end; shelved under review table; please contact us for shipping costs.
Boston: George W. Briggs & Co., 1855. First Edition. 8vo., 182pp.; G+; bound in original blind- and gilt-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering; cover of tail of spine coming loose, head of spine missing, chips to rest of spine; rubbing, bumping, and fraying to corners, board edges; some water damage, cloth on boards has some waviness and air-pockets, lower edge of ffep through title page, page 174-end; water damage to the corners and lower edges of plates; pencil writing to endpapers; colored frontis and five b/w plates; Alcott's first book, a collection of fables about nature she wrote at age 16 for her friend and neighbor Ellen Emerson, the daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson. It was published in an edition of 1600 copies.; KS consignment; shelved case 7.
London: John B. Day, 1876. First Edition, Second Issue. Quarto, 91 pages; VG-; bound in publisher's green cloth blocked in gilt and black; rebacked, with spine preserved; mild rubbing and wear to boards, beveled edges; with two chromolithograph plates after James Poole, 2 completed flies and 23 flies with dressing materials displayed in 22 sunken mounts on six leaves, all present; SG consignment; shelved case 10.
Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1926. Limited Signed First Edition [#60/150]. tall 8vo., 112 pp., VG/G+; golden yellow DJ, black lettering: chipping/creasing to edges of DJ with material loss to bottom margin of front cover, head, tail, and corners; mild foxing to back; mild age-toning to top margin of covers, DJ protected by mylar; black cloth boards, gold lettering: bumping to top corners, mild grayish mottling to boards; mild age-toning to text-block, deckled fore- and bottom-edges; SIGNED by author to limitation page, No. 60 out of 150 signed copies; shelved Case 0.
London, Ontario: The Jewish Observer, 1948. Folio (about 12.5" tall) hardcover in dark brown boards, Good+/No DJ: minor shelfwear, light bumping to head and tail of spine, minor rubbing to green text and tooling on front board and spine, binding shaken, splits start at paper overlay, some age-toning to edges of text block, pages 305-336 more heavily age-toned. Includes lyrics, music, illustrations, black-and-white photographs, all of which are clean. Text clean as well. [Spine has brown background and green text. Shelved in Judaica].
Le Sycomore, 1984. First Limited Edition (#176 of 500). Oblong folio in black cloth with black and white DJ in brodart; VG/VG; white letters on spine; DJ has some closed tears around edges, protected by brodart; strong binding; paper and text clean; pp. 301; author's signature and dedication on last front end page; very scarce; contains chapters on the uses of light in cinematography and in the arts, as well as philosophical and artistic descriptions of the role of light in photography; some full size pages in color; long, beautiful quote from Alain Robbe-Grillet inside front cover; in French; shelved case 11; please contact us for shipping costs.
New York: Abaris Books, Inc., 1977. First Edition. Quarto; pp 827; VG-/no-DJ; beige spines with black text; 2 volumes; boards show moderate wear to exteriors; lightly rubbed edges; strong boards; text blocks show light toning to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; profusely illustrated; woodcuts; arts- German; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1942. First Edition. Octavo, 284 pages, VG-/Fair; Spine is faded green and orange with white and black lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$2.50', has severe damage along the top and bottom edges, with heavy chipping and several open tears at the top of the spine and on the fore edge corners, has a large chunk missing out of the spine, with a tear that extends through the front cover, has heavy discoloration throughout; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges; pages have minor age toning and have dust build up along the top edge; shelved case 6.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1906. Large Paper Edition, #28/650. Quarto, 6 volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 dark green calf, spines and portions of boards sun-faded to brown, marbled boards and endpapers, front board of volume 2 was previously detached but has since been repaired (please see photos for details), paneled spines with one compartment gilt titling, others gilt; top edge of text block gilt, others uncut; Large-paper edition, number 28 of 650; with 35 illustrations by Flaxman, plus a matching pair of color/black and white frontispieces per volume; shelved above china section.
London: Crosby, Lockwood and Co., 1886. First Edition. Small Hardcover Octavo; VG-; Brown spine, black text; Book wrapped in saline jacket, Boards strong, corners chipped, sunning on edges and spine, card on spine has been severely rubbed and chipped, closed tear along length of front spine, 1-inch closed tear along head of back spine; Text block age toned, foxing on end papers and paste-downs, spine separated at paste-downs otherwise in good condition, text and illustration legible and clear; pp 160. Shelve front case.
London: E. H. Butler & Co., 1863. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 156 pages; VG-; spine is green with faded gilt lettering; half bound in green cloth and red vellum; binding has heavy rubbing on both boards, moderate wear along the top, bottom, and fore edge, with heavy chipping at the fore edge corners and mild chipping at the top and bottom of the spine; pages have gilt along the top edge, age toning, occasional blotching, and minor detachment on page 120; shelved case 13.
London: F. and C. Rivington, 1794. Reprint. Small Octavo, xx, 453, ; G+; bound in full black leather, gilt lettering to spine; moderate wear and rubbing to boards, cracking to spine; wear to front hinge, with board threatening; interior clean; with engraved frontispiece and title page; title page continues: "Divided into XVII chapters: One whereof being read every Lord's Day, the Whole may be read over thrice in the Year...with Private Devotions for Several Occasions."; shelved case 4.
New York: Grove Press, 1984. First Edition, First Printing. thin softcover 8vo., 93 pp., VG-; spine black with blue and yellow lettering: mild overall wear to covers, slight material loss to head and tail (lettering unaffected), mild bumping to edges and corners; interior clean; SIGNED by Alvarez to title page, dated September 1984; covers protected by plastic sleeve; shelved Case 0.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First American Edition. Octavo, 553 pages; VG-; bound in full green cloth, spine has faded gilt lettering and colored tooling, front cover has colored tooling; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, has minor bumping on the fore edge corners, has minor discoloration on the spine; pages have faded purple coloring along the top edge, have minor age toning, have top corners of the first two pages cut; signed on the title page by Amado; shelved under front counter.
Romae [Rome]: Typis Sac. Congregationis de Propag. Fide, 1771. Thin Octavo, 37 pages; VG; bound in a quarter gray cloth, marbled boards; ex-library, with library name on front board near tail of spine, small glue-stain to rear pastedown, library stamps to title page, page 29; text in Latin; scarce; shelved case 3.
London: The Bodley Head, 1962. First Edition. Octavo, 222 pages; VG/VG; spine is white with red lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '16s', has minimal shelf wear along the top and bottom edges, has minimal discoloration; binding has minimal shelf wear; pages clear; shelved case 6.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 512 pages, VG/VG; white and blue pictorial DJ, red lettering: very mild wear to covers, "U.S. $27.50 / Can. $37.00" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; quarter-bound, navy blue faux-leather paper spine, lighter blue matte paper boards, bright silver lettering to spine: minimal wear to boards, light age-toning/wear to text-block, interior clean, with several black-and-white photographic plates; INSCRIBED by Ambrose to first blank page; shelved Window or WWII.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989. First. Octavo hardcovers with dust jackets in two volumes, 752pp, 736pp in VG/VG condition. Author signed both volumes on cover page. Dust jackets clean and un-creased, not price clipped, now protected in brodarts, minimal wear with only a few small rub marks. Remainder stamp on vol. 1. Textblock rubbed at corner from slight sagging. Boards clean with no signs of bumping. Volume one has red paper covered boards with quarter cloth on spine. Volume two the same, except blue paper. Text clean. Spine red white and blue. Shelve case 5.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981. First Edition, First Printing. Folio picture book, unpaginated, VG/no DJ; gloss paper boards, white spine, black and red lettering: mild overall wear to boards, mild bumping to corners, sticker residue over original price to back board ("£4.50 net in UK"); interior clean and fully illustrated by Ambrus, a long-time artist for Oxford University Press; he has also participated in Channel 4's archaeology television series "Time Team" to help visualize how excavated sites may have looked in the past; Ambrus served as a patron of the Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors until its merger with the Institute for Archaeologists in 2011; shelved Case 14.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1970 . First USA Edition. 8vo., 253 pp., VG-/VG-; DJ, pink spine and front cover with green lettering; rubbing/closed tears to edges of DJ, particularly head of spine, mild wear to covers; price uncut "$5.95" to top right-hand corner of front flap, Harcourt logo to bottom of front flap, DJ protected by mylar; quarter-bound, spine white cloth with black and green lettering, green paper boards; very mild foxing towards head of spine, bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine; mild rubbing to edges, dent to middle of top-edge of front board; boards somewhat shaken, no shelf lean, binding sturdy, slight cocking to boards; staining/foxing to text-block; "First American edition 1970" stated to copyright page; INSCRIBED by Amis to title page; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
London: Henry Colburn, 1818. First Edition. 12mo., 239pp.; VG; spine brown leather, red label and gilt lettering; 1/2 bound in brown calf, marbled boards; corners worn, most leather worn off; 1/4 of label on spine chipped off, vertical quarter close to the front board; some wear to hinges; bookplate on front pastedown; no edition specified on title page, presumed first; slight age-toning to pages; sparse foxing; shelved case 10.
London: J. Johnson, W. J. and J. Richardson, T. Payne, and others, 1806. Fourth Edition. Quarto, 122 pages, 38 maps; VG; bound in contemporary 3/4 calf, paneled spine with gilt titling, gilt and blind stamping; newly rebacked with spine preserved; marbled boards, text block, endpapers; 3 bookplates to front pastedown; plate 1 not present as issued, 38 plates present, one folding; plates 2, 7, 11, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, with some color borders or roads; MW consignment; shelved case 9.
Paris: La Villette, 1793. Two volumes; octavo. The first volume is 336 pages; the second volume is 451 pages. Both volumes are bound in contemporary full calf binding with gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine and gilt ornamentation on the edges of the boards. The endpapers are marbled. A folding plate map of the east coast of the United States appears at the beginning of the first volume. The second volume includes three plates: a depiction of an Indian warrior, a folding plate depicting a British fortification, and a folding plate image and diagram of a fort at the end of the second volume. Also included with this lot are the title page of a Christie, Manson, and Wood catalogue for a 1926 auction of fine books, and a clipping, presumably from this catalogue, which lists these volumes as among the lots for that auction. In addition, the lot includes a typewritten letter, dated October 9, 1935, which discusses various English translations of the work and describes its historical significance at the time of first publication. Volumes condition: Good. Both volumes exhibit notable wear, including fraying at the foot and edges, loss of gilding, damage to labels, and water damage visible on end leaves and first several pages and final several pages of both volumes. Both volumes have clean text blocks. Letter and catalog sections condition: Good. All exhibit creases, minor tears and punctures, and yellowing consistent with age. The second page of the letter also has two closed tears along the horizontal crease and a partially open tear from the bottom of the page to the horizontal crease. These do not impact legibility. Dimensions 5.25 x 8 x 3.25 inches Shelved case 9.
Norwich, England: Jarrold & Sons, 1897. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 184 pages; VG-; fully bound in green cloth, spine and front cover have gilt lettering; binding has wear along the top and bottom edges with mild fraying at the top of the spine; pages have age toning and small occasional tears; profusely illustrated with inlaid and folded tipped-in plates; original owner's name is written in pen on the ffep; shelved case 9.
New York: Brentano's. Early Edition. 4to., 319pp.; VG-; rebound in bright orange cloth, black lettering on spine; part of original front board preserved and attached to front board, includes the entirety of the title, center illustration, and artist's name; interior has some age-toning and foxing; mild rubbing, staining to rear cover; LP consignment; shelved case 12, Dupont.
New York: Crown Publishers, 1985. First Edition. thin oblong 8vo. picture book, unpaginated, VG/VG; DJ, spine white with black lettering; general mild wear to covers, small tear to top corner of back cover; black cloth boards, gold lettering to spine; spine and boards slightly cocked, boards somewhat shaken, no shelf lean, binding strong; minimal wear to boards, bumping to corners; INSCRIBED by Montresor to ffep; First Edition with full number line stated to copyright information to bottom of title page; shelved Case 14.
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1924. First American Edition. 4vo., 280pp.; VG; bound in publishers black cloth with image pasted on front board, silver lettering on spine; 12 tipepd-in color plates, including frontispiece; minor bumping to head and tail of spine, corners; illustrated endpaper; housed in a G box; of bottom half: bottom right corner torn, tear on lower edge, some peeling; of top half: same image pasted on as on front board, bottom flap missing, upper right corner torn, peeling; shelved case 14.
Paris: Chez Desaint & Saillant, Libraires, 1762. First Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG-; bound in contemporary acid-washed calf, paneled gilt spine with two labels and gilt titling; moderate wear and rubbing to boards, cracking to hinges; text block edges red; marbled endpapers; This set is lacking the scarce third volume; ex-library, with labels to tail of spines, bookplates to front paste-downs, blind-stamp to title-pages, possible other markings; BS consignment; shelved case 3.
Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1970. First Edition. Octavo, 282 pages, VG-/VG; blue DJ, white and red lettering: very mild overall wear to DJ, light age-toning visible to flaps (text unaffected), "$5.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; navy blue buckram boards, gold lettering to spine: light scratch to front board, cloth slightly torn to middle of scratch; mild bumping to head and tail; light age-toning to text-block, minor imperfections to interior, text unaffected; INSCRIBED by Andretti to ffep, vertical line of mild age-toning to ffep, inscription affected yet clear and legible; shelved Sports.
New York: Macmillan, 1959. first U.S. edition. Octavo in cloth with DJ. VG/Fair. DJ has heavy shelf and edge wear. Small open tears on DJ corners, small open and closed tears along edges of DJ. DJ corner has been clipped. Foxing on endpapers, pastedowns and inner DJ flaps. Binding is solid. 314pp. Shelve in hardcover fiction section. DJ spine is black and white with blue and black text.
Roma: Invenezia, 1703. First Edition. Octavo; VG; spine wax yellow w/brown tag w/black text; creasing at joints, minor wear at head & tail, general all round wear, boards firm & clean; binding slightly loose at hinges but otherwise in strong service; pages have some wear, but moderate aging: prev owner signature on free front pg, staining, foxing, fading at txt block and warping of paper as if wet, likely cause was warping due to some condensation from heat, otherwise it is in very good cond. as is. 748pp. Italian script; case 3.
New York: The Viking Press, 1972. First Edition. Octavo, 303 pages; VG/VG; spine is white with green, black, and blue lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut, '$7.50', has mild wear along the top and bottom edges, has minor discoloration; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, has bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have occasional minor pen markings; shelved case 13.
New York: E. P. Dutton, 1987. First Edition. thin folio picture book, 55 pp., VG/VG; red DJ, white and orange lettering: very mild wear to covers, mostly wear to head; "01840-550 $18.95" to front flap; DJ protected by mylar; brown cloth boards, copper lettering to spine: mild overall wear to boards, joints weakened, front board somewhat shaken; INSCRIBED by Angelou to dedication page, dated May 1987; interior pristine, with numerous black and brown illustrations by Feelings; shelved Case 14.
Venetiis [Venice]: Luca Antoniu de Lucam Antonium de Giunta Florentinum, 1502. Octavo, 163 leaves; VG-; disbound, with both boards missing; Title page with 'Johan. Angeli pasted above title, 'Venetiis. 1502' and a horizontal line neatly handwritten below.; With a substantial number of woodcut illustrations depicting horoscopes, figures of the constellations, and planets.; Collation:, a-e8, f-r4, s-y8, z12, A-D8, last two leaves blank and lacking, (D9/D10); i3 labeled p4, m3 labeled k2; Leaves z3/z4 with minor repair; some tables have handwritten notes above them; Text in Latin; Shelved case 3.
1840 - c.1860. Octavo, ; VG; bound in full pebbled green calf with gilt, paneled spine with gilt stamping and titling, marbled endpapers; bound by Riviere with their stamp; mild rubbing to hinges; Contains 12 original pen-and-ink drawings of a baby, each captioned and surrounded in a cartouche. Each leaf is mounted in the binding. Date presumed 1840 - c.1860, based on the binder's stamp; A unique collection of private baby drawings; shelved case 0.
New York: The Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co., 1890. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 130 pages; G+; fully bound in green cloth, front cover has gilt tooling and lettering, binding has rubbing on both covers, has wear along the top and bottom edges and along the spine, with fraying at the top of the spine and bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have age toning and dust build up along the top edge; shelved case 13.
New York: The Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co., 1912. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 398 pages; fully bound in blue cloth, front cover has gilt tooling, spine has gilt tooling and lettering; binding has wear along the top and bottom edges, with fraying at the top and bottom of the spine, has mild rubbing on both covers and mild bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have dust build up along the top edge, have age toning, and have minor small pencil marking on the first and last endpapers; profusely illustrated; shelved case 13.