San Francisco: North Point Press, 1986. VG+/VG+ Octavo in maroon cloth over boards with gilt text, DJ illustrated with light yellow text on brown spine. Minor shelfwear; DJ a bit rubbed. Boards slightly bumped at corners, head and tail of spine. SIGNED by Berry on title page. Interior clean and bright, binding solid. Shelved HC Fiction.
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Paris: Albin Michel, 1976. First Edition. 8vo., 639pp.; VG-/VG-; spine black with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild wear to dust jacket, including rubbing and creases to corners, head and tail of spine; small stains to fore edge of text block; white cloth boards with black lettering; small stamp and handwritten name on second free endpaper; INSCRIBED by Louisette Bertholle on half-title; text in French; shelved case 12.
1787. Claude Louis Berthollet. Seven Autograph Letters Signed and One Document Signed. 1) ALS. "Berthollet." One page (of a bifolium) in French, with integral address sheet, 4.75" x 7", n.p.[Paris?]; October 16, 1787. In this short letter to Baron Philippe Friedrich Dietrich (1748-1793), a French scholar and politician, Berthollet requests that the Baron send him all issues of Crell's periodical that he can spare from a given year. [Lorenz Florenz Friedrich von Crell (1744-1816) was a German chemist, who in 1778 he started publishing the first periodical journal focusing on chemistry. The journal had a longer title, but was known simply as Crell's Annalen]. 2) ALS. "Berthollet." Three pages in French with an integral address sheet, 6" x 7.5", n.p. [Aulney?]; October 13, 1789. In this letter Baron Philippe Friedrich Dietrich in Strasbourg, Berthollet begins by saying Monsieur Schourer [?] has given him the letters the Baron wrote to him. He assures the Baron that he will always be eager to serve him or his friends in any way he can. He remains four leagues away from Paris and will not leave but to visit "friends, the Academy and my informer about affairs of state". The Baron's province must have been the site of significant revolutionary violence; Berthollet expresses gratitude that the public's "consideration and attachment" to the Baron saved him from falling victim to the revolutionary sentiment. He says the current conditions will set back the Academy's activity and their individual projects, as well as publication of materials. Asks if there may be a reliable publisher in Strasbourg and how much the cost would be. Asks if he knows of a manganese mine in Brittany. 3) ALS. "Berthollet." One page in French with an integral address sheet, 6" x 7.75", Paris; January 22, 1790. In this letter to Baron Dietrich, Berthollet writes after receiving his letter, he instructed Mr. Adet [Pierre-Auguste Adet (1763-1834), a French scientist, politician, and diplomat who served as secretary to the scientific periodical Annales de chimie, founded in 1789] to have the most recently published volume of annals sent to the Baron. He informs the Baron that the fourth volume will soon be published. He also informs him that per the Duc de La Rochefoucauld's [François Alexandre Frédéric de La Rochefoucauld, Duke of La Rochefoucauld (1747-1827), a French social reformer] proposed reform that all members of the Academy of Sciences be perfectly equal insofar as the pension serve only as a financial reward and not to distinguish certain members above the rest, there has been a committee set up to see the reform through, composed of de Condorcet [Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis of Condorcet (1743-1794), known as Nicolas de Condorcet, a French philosopher and mathematician], Tillet [Mathieu Tillet (1714-1791), a French botanist, agronomist, and metallurgist], De Laplace [Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace (1749-1827), a French scholar whose work was important to the development of engineering, mathematics, statistics, physics, astronomy, and philosophy], De Berda [Jean-Charles, chevalier de Borda (1733-1799), a French mathematician and physicist] and Bopret [?]. 4) ALS. "Berthollet." Three pages (of a bifolium) in French, 6.5" x 8.25", Paris; August 8, 1793. Berthollet certifies that Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde [Vandermonde (1735-1796), a French mathematician, musician, and chemist] suffers from dangerous hemorrhoids and diarrhea and is in great pain. He is also under house arrest. The letter includes the certification as well as notes by officers of the law and a judge specifying Vandermonde's status under the law. Vandermonde also wrote a note and signed the letter. 5) ADS. "Berthollet." One page in French, partially printed document, 7.25" x 9.25", Paris; February 17, 1812. On this document, Berthollet acknowledges of his 2,450-franc pension as a Grand Officer of the Légion D'Honneur for the latter part of 1811. 6) ALS. "Berthollet." Three pages (of a bifolium) in French, 6" x 7.75", n.p.; May 7, 1820. In this letter to an unnamed correspondent Berthollet apologizes for the delayed response, has suffered from a "catharre" [catarrh] since the start of winter and was completely out of order. Transmitted his recipient's analysis of mustard to the President of the Academy but the latter still has not read it, which is partly why Berthollet took so long to reply. Berthollet's recipient had also sent him a small amount of a substance he discovered, and named in honor of Berthollet, and his accompanying observations; Berthollet informs his recipient that he transmitted all this to a noted chemist, Monsieur Chevreul [Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786-1889), a French chemist], who jotted some thoughts down for the recipient's benefit and which Berthollet has included with his own letter. While Berthollet is honored that the recipient named the substance after him, he cautions that newly discovered substances should be named according to an important characteristic or property, and gives this example: instead of "vauqueline" [after Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin (1763-1829), a French pharmacist and chemist, and discoverer of both chromium and beryllium], the element was named something else. 7) ALS. "Berthollet." One page in French, 7.25" x 9", Arcueil; n.d. In this letter to an unnamed correspondent, Berthollet states that he is pleased he will meet with "citizen Décroiville" [?] as he and his son go on a tour of manufacturing facilities and then to Rouen. Asks his recipient not to spread the word of his travels as he does not intend to make any visits other than to the manufacturing sites. 8) ALS. "Berthollet" and "M.M. F. Berthollet." Three pages (of a bifolium) in French, 3.5" x 4.5", n.p.; [circa 1800]. This is a letter to an unnamed woman by one Déodat [possibly Dieudonné Sylvain Guy Tancrède de Gratet de Dolomieu, known as Déodat de Dolomieu (1750-1801), a French geologist]. Addressed to "chère madame", Déodat is highly distraught over the "terrible news" they received about her. He shares her grief and tells her to take comfort in her remaining son. Berthollet and Madame Berthollet each offer and sign short words of condolence. Condition: All documents have the usual folds. 1) Has toning around edges and paper loss not affecting text, where wax seal was broken; otherwise good. 2) Heavy toning on upper edges of each page, affecting text; paper loss on address sheet where wax seal was broken, fair to good. 3) Paper loss, not affecting text, at right edge of address sheet where wax seal broken; otherwise good. 4) Paper loss, not affecting text, at bottom edge of page 1 and 2; otherwise good. 5) Slight foxing; otherwise very good. 6) Iron gaul ink bleeding through pages, not affecting text; otherwise good. 7) Paper wrinkled throughout; rust residue of paper clip; otherwise good. 8) Good.
Köln, Germany: Taschen, 2007. First Edition. Quarto, 443 pages; VG/VG; spine is blue and pink with white lettering; dust jacket has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges, has sticker residue at the bottom of the front cover; binding has minimal wear along the the bottom edges, has minimal bumping on the fore edge corners; pages clear; shelved botany.
New York: Berkley; G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1975. First Edition. Octavo, 218 pages, VG-/G+; black DJ, white lettering: mild age-toning visible to back cover, closed tear/creasing to back cover, light edgewear, "$6.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; black faux-cloth paper boards, red lettering to spine: mild overall wear to boards, mild age-toning to text-block and interior, text clear and legible; INSCRIBED by Bester to title page, inscription reads: "I'm not too proud of this one, Alas!"; shelved Front Counter.
London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1956. First Hardcover Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 231pp.; VG/VG; spine blue with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '12s. 6d. net,'; blue cloth boards with gilt lettering; very slight wear to dust jacket, primarily in extremely slight wear to corners, head of spine; slight speckling to text block; SIGNED by Bester on ffep, with date of 'July, '75'; slight age-toning to pages; Bester's best-known novel, which was later published in the US under "The Stars My Destination"; LP consignment; shelved case 3, Dupont.
New York, NY: Kodansha International, 1989. First Printing. half-folio. NF/VG+. black glossy spine with golden lettering and tiny red lettering. front and rear panels show general shelfwear, though price-clipped front inside panel. evergreen cloth HB with gold lettering and imprinted gold bonsai on front dark green panel. large full page views. 130 full-color and 48 black white plates. numbered figures with detailed informational text accompanying. 188 pp. ISBN # 0870119338. Shelve in Gardening.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919. Autograph edition (#25 of 500). Set of four thick octavos rebound in 3/4 blue hardcovers with black leather and gold letters; VG/VG; ex-library and ex-libris stickers inside boards; moderate soiling and shelf wear; deckle edges; slightly age-toned; signature on front dedicated page; color frontispiece illustrations and portrait; vol. 1 1755-1788; vol. 2 1789-1801; vol. 3 1800-1815; vol. 4 1815-1835; please contact us for shipping costs.; shelved above law.
New York: The Ronald Press Company, 1961. First Edition. Octavo, 309 pages; VG/G+; spine is faded gray with blue lettering, dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has moderate wear along the top and bottom edges; has discoloration on the spine from sun exposure, has minor blotching on the fore edge, has a open tear on the top of the front cover, has chipping at the top and bottom of the spine; binding has minor bumping on the fore edge corners; pages clear; shelved case 10.
New York: New York University Press, 1977. First edition. Folio in beige cloth with dark brown DJ in brodart; VG/VG; ivory letters on spine; in good condition; good binding; text and paper clean; pp. 302; 161 plates on black and white; glossy paper; archaeological research on clothing and mannerisms; shelved in Classics section; please contact us for shipping costs.
Erlenback-Zurich, 1949. Square Octavo, 180 pg; VG/G-; spine off white with black lettering; heavy wear to the dust jacket; dust jacket protected with mylar; tail of the spine dj is missing the bottom inch and a half as well as some chips off the top; the front face of the dust jacket has some creasing and scratches as well as a small chip at the bottom, a small stain to the top left corner, and a more significant chip to the top right corner and fore corner; some cracking along the fore edge of the dj; the rear face of the dj has some smaller chips on the top edge, top fore corner, and bottom forecorner; light discoloration and smudges to the dust jacket; clean textblock; previous owners stamp on the dj front flap and ffep; old scratched off sticker to the rear paste down; very clean interior; shelved case 10.
Boston: David R. Godine, 2002. First U.S. Edition, First Printing. Folio picture book, unpaginated, VG/VG-; DJ, white spine, black lettering: wear to edges of DJ, two closed tears to top margin of front cover (lettering to title affected yet clear and legible); light age-toning to margins of flaps; gloss paper boards, board design identical to DJ: mild wear to boards, wear to bottom edges of boards, very light age-toning to margins of interior, full-color gloss plates unaffected; fully illustrated; shelved Illustration.
Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 222 pages, VG-/VG-; DJ, purple/gray pictorial spine, white lettering: mild overall wear to DJ, creasing with very slight material loss to head, slight wear to corners, DJ protected by mylar; black cloth boards, bright gold lettering to spine: front board somewhat shaken, binding sturdy; light age-toning to margins of interior (text and graphics unaffected), mild waving to leaves; mild fingerprint mark to ffep; SIGNED by Gilliam to half-title page ("20006" a possible reference to Washington, D.C.), imprint from signature visible to next page; INSCRIBED by Binstock to title page, dated 2005; volume published in conjunction with an exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. on display from October 15, 2005 to January 22, 2006; shelved Case 11.
Paris: Chez Jombert, 1752. Fourth Edition. Quarto; (12), 448, (12) pp. Contemporary full calf, gilt decoration on spine, five raised bands, leather spine label. With 37 full-page engravings. Boards rubbed; heavily rubbed at corners; spine label mostly lacking; old tideline from water stain on endpapers and first and last few pages of text. Good solid copy. Shelved in Case #3.
Indianapolis, IN: Popular Fiction Publishing Company, 1927. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 192 pages, VG-/G+; orange DJ, black lettering and illustration: creasing/open tearing to edges of DJ, covers protected by mylar; sheet of orange construction paper inserted beneath DJ to disguise open tears, Weird Tales advertisements to both flaps; navy blue cloth boards, yellow lettering: mild overall wear to boards, light soiling to edges of boards, mild cocking to spine; bumping to head, tail, and corners; age-toning/wear to text-block; signature and notations in pen by previous owner to ffep; very light age-toning to margins of interior, text somewhat faded yet clear and legible; shelved Front Counter.
London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1912. First Edition, Limited #11/12. 12mo., 84 pages; VG-; Hardcover in publisher's deluxe gilt-decorated binding, #11 of 12 copies printed on Japanese vellum and bound in Levant morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, and SIGNED by Sutcliffe on limitation page; some rubbing to extremities; repairs to hinges and spine are visible. VC Consignment; Shelved in Case 7.
New York: The Viking Press, 1942. First Edition. oblong 8vo., unpaginated; VG-; spine light blue with white lettering; rubbing to board edges, bumping to corners, fraying to head and tail of spine; binding slightly loose; bookplate for the Dogwood Children's Library on front pastedown; inscription from previous owners opposite title page; INSCRIBED on title page by Bishop; profusely illustrated; shelved case 14.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1936. Limited Edition. 4to., unpaginated; VG-; spine red tape, bound in tan cloth with black geese on boards; red tape used to repair spine, covers entire spine and small part of front board; of a limited edition of 1050 numbered copies for america, of which 1000 are for sale, this copy is number 290; INSCRIBED on limitation page; plates clear of age marks, a few fingerprint smudges present on other pages; mild shelfwear and bumping; shelved alcove 1.
Los Angeles: Saturday Night Pubs. 1930. First Edition. Octavo in beige embossed hardcovers with gold gilt and vinyl DJ; VG/VG; boards and jacket in good condition; strong binding; edges discolored; green end pages with maps; text clean; pp. 230; author's dedication and signature on front end page; contains 36 photographs with legends and colored frontispiece, taken by the author; shelved in Case # 9.
London: Blacker, himself, 1855. Second Edition. Small Octavo, xi, , viii, , 259 pages; VG: bound in contemporary full brown calf with a double-ruled gilt border, rebacked with new brown leather spine, previous black leather label with gilt lettering preserved; some pages uncut; mild and scattered foxing to interior; with 20 plates plus frontispiece, 18 in color; shelved case 10.
Worcester, Massachusetts: Isaiah Thomas, 1790. First Worcester Edition. 8vos., 4 volumes; G; bound in full brown calf, spines have red title-block and gilt lettering; moderate wear and rubbing to boards, including scraping to leather, bumping and fraying to corners; moderate foxing throughout; volume 1 is in the worst condition, seven black ink drops on boards, significantly more rubbing and peeling to leather; binding solid; small ink drops on boards of other volumes; pages 481-end of volume 1 have the lower fore corner folded; pages 163, 233, 275, of volume 1 folded in the upper fore corner; some water damage to the endpapers of volume 1; table of descents in volume 2 present, some wear, including a tear along one fold; inscription on front pastedown of all volumes; shelved above case 0.
Englewood, CO: Westcliffe Publishers, 2003. folio in cloth with DJ. VG/VG-. DJ has some shelf and edge wear especially on ends of DJ spine. Binding slightly cocked. Book is mostly composed of photographs by Tom Blagden. Text by Charles R. Tyson and W. Kent Olson. Signed and inscribed by photographer Tom Blagden. 152pp. Shelve on front table. DJ spine is black with white text.
Edinburgh: Adam Black, 1827. 8vo., xxxv, 251 pages; VG; bound in gray buckram, library numbering in gilt on tail of spine; library binding, with sheet on front pastedown, one word in pencil on title page, accession number in pencil on dedication page; with 5 folding plates, and plate 1 bound as frontispiece instead of page 108, all plates in excellent condition; shelved case 10.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1938. First Edition. Octavo; VG/G; light blue spine, black/white text; jacket has protective mylar cover, chipping and several open and closed tears around edges, rubbing, back of jacket colored black to try to conceal edgewear; boards are strong, spine slightly cocked, rubbing and age toning around edges, staining at back bottom hinge; textblock has edgewear, stain and name written on front pastedown, staining along hinge at front endpaper and title page, a few small stains throughout, all text clean; pp 260; FLP Collection; shelved Case 6, Dupont.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980. Two folio volumes. Blue cloth, illustrated dust jackets, publisher's slipcase. With 537 watercolor drawings and 43 engravings. VG/VG. Volumes clean and tight, no markings. Dust jackets slightly worn at extremities, small chips at corners. Slipcase worn at extremities. Heavy set, will require extra shipping. Shelve by Front Door.
La Crosse, Wisconsin: The Sumac Press, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 90 pages; VG; Spine is dark blue with gilt lettering; spine has minor discoloration due to sun exposure; binding has shelf-wear along the top and bottom edges, minor detachment at the top and bottom of the spine, and minor bumping on the bottom fore edge corners; inscribed by McDiarmid on ffep; ephemera relating to the Norwegian Explorers group loose within; shelved case 13.
New York: Dodd Mead & Company, 1971. First American Edition. 8vo., 335pp.; VG/VG; spine white with black and red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; dust jacket has small closed tear to tail of spine, a few small soiled spots; interior clean; shelved Mystery Special Collection.
New York: Twayne, 1952. First Edition. Octavo, 423 pages; VG/VG; Spine is black with white and red lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering; has price uncut, '$3.95', has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, has minor discoloration and rubbing on both covers and the spine; binding has wear on the fore edge corners and patches of rubbing on both covers; pages have dust build up along the top edge; signed by Fritz Leiber on the title page; shelved Sci Fi Collection.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. First Edition, 1st Printing. Octavo, G+/no dj, gray spine w/ black & red text. SIGNED BY AUTHOR & JIM WRIGHT. Some shelfwear; chipping/bumping to corners/spine ends, 1" tear to front joint; text block age-toning w/ rubbing to edges & back endpapers; discoloration spots to margins of pp252-61 (text/cartoons not affected). Herblock signed/inscribed to Craig Raupe, top aide to House Speaker Jim Wright. Jim Wright signed/inscribed with cartoon of Wright & Raupe by Wright; shelved in Case # 6.
[Toyko]: Hokuseido, 1952. Early Editions. Octavos, 4 volumes; VG/Fair; in original beige dust jackets depicting scenes, black lettering; dust jackets in varying condition, all protected in mylar, volume 1 lacking spine, numerous tears and chips, volume 2 and 3 with mild chipping, primarily to heads and tails of spines, corners, volume 4 lacking head of spine, some chipping; browning to pages, as usual; Text is primarily in English and Japanese; Volumes I and III have colored frontispieces; AM consignment; shelved above espionage.
Firenze: G. Barbèra, 1873. 24mos, 3 volumes; VG; bound in vellum, with marbled endpapers; spines have some gilt tooling and a red label with gilt lettering; mild wear to boards; top edge of text block gilt; volume 1 has spayed boards, with the endpapers sticking to the pastedowns; slight age-toning; frontispiece with tissue-guard in each volume; text in Italian; shelved case 7.
Westminster: The Folio Society, 2007. Limited Edition, #1720/1750. 8vo., 709pp.; VG; bound in red wassa goatskin, with gilt and green tooling on boards and spine, title on spine, top edge of text block gilt, housed in VG dark green buckram clamshell box; with 20 aquatints, including frontispiece; bound by Real Lachenmaier, in wassa goatskin blocked with a design by Jeff Clements; comes with leaflet titled 'The Happy Art of Narration: Readings of Boccaccio and the Decameron'; Limited Edition of 1750 Copies, This Being No. 1720; in excellent condition, box in excellent condition, very minor shelfwear to lower fore corners; shelved case 7.
Paris: Chez Poncelin, 1801. 12mos., 11 volumes; VG; bound in full brown calf, paneled spines with gilt tooling and lettering; all edges of text blocks gilt; marbled endpapers; blue ribbon in each volume; each volume with title page, half-title, illustrated title page, and numerous copper engravings; light wear to bindings; some mild age-toning; text in French; shelved case 0.
Venetia: Domenico Farri, 1573. Small octavo; 240 pp. Contemporary vellum. Very good; vellum somewhat wrinkled and cracked; a few wormholes; hinges starting; interior clean. In this work on the origin of man, Boemus compares cultures from the Old World as well as recent reports from Africa and Asia, thus comprising an survey of of all that was then known of Spanish Central and South America. Text in Italian. Shelved in Case #3.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, ca. 1923. First edition. Folio in red heavy cloth hardcovers with gold letters; VG; minimal soiling; book slightly slanted upwards with discolored spine; previous owner's name on ffep; 26 pages of text followed by 288 sepia toned photographic plates taken between 1906 and 1909; in good condition; shelved on front table; please contact us for shipping costs.
Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. First Edition, First Printing [ST ANTONY'S SERIES]. Octavo, 224 pages, VG/VG; DJ, tan and gray colorblocked spine, black lettering to spine: mild overall wear to DJ, covers protected by mylar; black matte paper boards, bright silver lettering to spine: very mild overall wear to boards, inscribed by previous owner to title page; light staining/roughness/waving to title page (inscription affected) likely from liquid damage, otherwise interior clean; very mild wear to text-block, minor small stains to fore- and bottom-edges; shelved Case 9.
Orlando: University Presses of Florida. First Edition Thus. 8vo., 58 pp., VG; white and black pictorial cloth boards with blue lettering to spine and front cover; bumping to head and tail of spine and to corners; mild rubbing to bottom edge of boards; interior clean; INSCRIBED by Bogin on ffep ("for Renee Butler, remembering MacDowell and all the happy days"), dated August 31, 1983; contains four manuscripts of poems typed at the MacDowell Colony (an artist's retreat in Peterborough, NJ) in August 1983 ("A Summer Night on Long Island," "Lines for Jerome," "Notes on a Black Sheep," "On Hearing an Aluminum Disc Again of My Voice in 1938"); shelved Poetry.
Seattle: Lowman & Hanford Co., 1911. First Edition. 4to., 191pp.; VG; spine green buckram with black lettering; wraps removed, bound in green buckram; buckram has some shelfwear, including scratches to both boards, moderate bumping; all 18 maps present in pocket in rear, although oddly the maps are numbered 1-13 and 16-20; interior clean; title page detached from the original staples that hold the rest of the book together, but was rebound securely; shelved case 1.
London, England: Hutchinson, 1954. First UK Edition. Octavo 176pp. hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. Dust jacket protected, not clipped. DJ chipped at extremities, creasing at folds. DJ rubbed at folding margins. DJ back cover soiled, spine is sunned. Greenish tan cloth covered boards clean, bumped at top corners, some rubbing on board top edge, all else good. Red embossed title lettering on spine. Spine a little cocked. Text lightly age toned. Text clean. Small tear on page 47 margin. Binding is sturdy and intact. Shelve case 2.
New York: Rizzoli, 1985. folio in cloth with DJ and slipcase. VG+, VG+, VG. DJ has very light shelf wear. Interior of book is like new. Red star stamped onto bottom edge of textblock. Cardboard slipcase has some shelf and edge wear. Book contains numerous large color plates of Rembrandt's paintings, mostly self portraits, arranged chronologically and interspersed with text. 159pp. Shelve in art section. DJ spine is black with white text.