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Imago, 1950. first edition. Set of five notebooks; VG; covers in shiny black paper with light blue cloth case with gold letters on spine; notebooks with minimal wear; covers interior faded; ivory paper in good condition; case with moderate wear and tear around edges only; handwritten childhood diaries in black ink (including drawings) composed between November 1889 and July 1891 mostly in French and German, with occasional pages in English; Marie Bonaparte was the great grand niece of Napoleon I; she became an important supporter and later a patient of Sigmund Freud; as a result of her notebooks, she wrote essays on female sexuality in the early 20th century; this is a scarce set; shelved in case #9.
Farrara: Vittorio Baldini, 1607. 12mo, 172 pages; VG; white vellum boards; with black hand-written title on spine; ex libris, bookplate and signature; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; illus., frontispiece and 4 engraved plates; title page with cherubic border; some foxing and toning starts; bfep, staining; hand-bound boards and spine, sunned; spotting; else very good; ---TEXT IN ITALIAN. Shelved in Case 3.
London: Paper Tiger, 2001. First Edition. Quarto in black cloth boards, with dust jacket, VG/VG: some edge- and shelfwear, minor bumping to edges, corners of boards, and head and tail of spine. Interior is clean. SIGNED BY ARTHUR C. CLARKE and authors DURANT and MILLER on bookplates affixed to half-title page. Small smudge to Miller's signature. Also includes a note from Durant on USO stationary. Binding strong, text and illustrations clean. DJ protected by mylar sleeve. In very good condition. ISBN 1855858843. A wonderful collector's item. Consignment. [DJ spine has black background and white text. Shelved in Case 11].
New York: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, 2006. thick 4tos., 320 pp., 320 pp., VG/VG; red and gold pictorial DJ covers, spines bronze with white lettering; mild wear to covers of DJs, (mostly creasing to edges), original prices uncut "$75.00" to ISBN blocks to back cover and top right corner to front flaps; quarter-bound, spines red cloth, navy blue cloth boards, gold lettering; minimal wear to boards; text-blocks clean; set contains numerous bright full-color plates; housed in pictorial slipcase (cover art identical to both volumes, navy blue back with gold lettering, moderate wear to slipcase; heavy set, please contact us for international/expedited shipping costs; shelved Front Table.
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1901. Later Printing. The sixth reprinting of the 1899 first edition. Booth was a Salvation Army leader who later founded Volunteers of America and wrote books on prison reform as well as books for young children. Interior illustrations by Maud Humphrey, mother of Humphrey Bogart, who frequently used her young son as a model. Hardcover with green rose and gilt illustrations and designs. 177 pages. 8vo., 177pp.; VG;bound in olive cloth, green and gilt pictorial on spine, black lettering; pictorial on front board; mild shelfwear; SIGNED on second front endpaper; shelved case 14.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1983. Limited Edition, 518 copies. small 4to., 58pp.; VG; spine off-white; dust jacket off-white, protected with a mylar covering; very mild shelfwear; interior clean; with an original leaf from the first edition (1818) of The Fables of Aesop and a new impression from one of Bewick's original wood engravings, both present, this copy has page 51/52, The Fox and the Vizor Mask; JS consignment; shelved case 7.
Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2003. First Edition. thick 4to., 778 pp., VG/VG; DJ, multi-colored pictorial spine, white lettering; mild wear to DJ (e.g., light scratching, occasional creasing); black cloth boards, silver lettering: spine cocked, several starting hinges to interior, boards shaken, binding sturdy, very mild bumping to bottom corners; interior clean; heavy item--please contact us for shipping costs; shelved Front Table.
Paris, France: Firmin Didot Freres, Fils et Cie, 1862. 1st assumed. VG 4to in red marbled boards, qtr. spine in red-brown leather. Corners badly bumped, edges abraded. Spines scuffed, esp.at bottom, uncracked, hinges sound. Textblock red-spattered, tops poss. dyed, now faded to uniform gray. Pages clean, flat and white, slight foxing, mostly to endpapers, Vol. I pgs. 785-7 top corners torn off. Text in French. 787, 751, 810, and 791 pgs. This is the 4 volume edition of 1862, not loose volumes of the 1836 12 volume edition. Shelved in alcove #1.
Paris: Libraire J. Techener, 1859. no edition listed. VG+. Three 16mos (6 1/4th" tall) in marbled brown boards with green leather half spines, titles on green leather spine in gilt. Vol I is the work of Bossuet, vol II is Bourdaloue, vol III is Massillon. Text in french. Light shelf and edgewear to boards; all vols have rubbing along edges, along spine, and light wear along hinges. Gilt on top of textblock, front edge is deckled. Spines bowed, but binding strong. Bossuet, Bourdaloue, and Massillon were contemporaneous 17th-century French theologians. Shelved French Language.
Falkirk, Scotland: Printed by Patrick Mair, 1788. A New Edition. 12mo., 403pp.; G+; spine paneled brown leather with a red label and gilt lettering; moderate shelfwear, including scratches to leather, cracking to spine, general rubbing and shelfwear; consistent moderate foxing throughout; some writing in ink on ffep; pages 293-296 slightly loose; shelved case 10.
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811. Sixth Edition. Octavos, 4 volumes; VG; all volumes bound in contemporary full mottled brown calf, gilt tooling to spines, red and brown labels with gilt titling and numbering; gilt roll to board edges; mild rubbing and wear to all volumes, including bumping and peeling to corners; some foxing to endpapers, interiors clean; , xxxvii, , 481; , 496; , 483; , 530; with engraved portrait frontispiece and the two required plates: the fold-out reproduction of Dr. Johnson’s handwriting in volume 1 and the famous Round Robin in volume 4; offsetting to title page of volume 1 from frontispiece; shelved above Historiography.
New York: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1900. Octavos, 3 volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 green leather, marbled boards and endpapers, paneled spines with red and orange labels with gilt lettering, other panels tooled in gilt; top edge of text block gilt; Bound by Zaehnsdorf for A. C. McClurg, with binders stamp; rubbing to hinges, head and tail of spines, with mild chipping to head and tail; rubbing to corners; small white paint stain to lower edge of rear board of volume 1; interiors clean; shelved above Taoism.
London: Charles Dilly, 1791. First Edition, Second Issue. Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in full polished calf with gilt and black rules to boards, black ornament to corners, paneled spines with green and red labels with gilt lettering, gilt rules and black stamps, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers; bound by Birdsall, Northampton with their mark; mild rubbing, primarily to spine; all edges of text block gilt; small bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1, upside down on rear pastedown of volume 2; Volume 1, page 135, line 10 has 'give', so is in the corrected state; Plates: volume 1, Frontispiece with tissue guard. Opposite page 92, a 'Round Robin' addressed to Samuel Johnson. volume 2, opposite page 588, various facsimiles of Dr. Johnson's handwriting; volume two with misnumbered pages, pp. 229, 408, 497, 504, 555, 585, 586; MW consignment; shelved case 7.
London: 1822. ninth edition; revised. octavos in light brown genuine leather with six-band spine; gold letters and gilt on spine; VG; moderate soiling and shelf wear on boards; moire end pages; frontispiece engraving of S. Johnson; folded facsimile of Johnson's handwriting; paper clean with light foxing; please contact us for shipping costs; shelved above US bios.
London: John Murray, 1831. First Croker Edition. 8vos., VG; recased, quarter-bound, red title labels with gold lettering affixed to gray cloth spines, blue paper boards; mild wear to boards; red fore- and bottom-edges, age-toning/fading to text-blocks; new clean endpapers, ex libris bookplate to front paste-downs; occasional mild foxing/staining/marginalia and other markings to interiors (more so to Vols. I-II), text clear and legible; frontispieces, areas of age-toning to title pages due to frontispieces (save for Vol. IV); name of previous owner in pencil to title pages; VOL. I [water damage to top margins of leaves from front endpapers to p. xlv; circular indent to p. 225 (likely water damage), affects pp. 226-280, text unaffected; VOL. II [water damage to top of text-block, affects top margins of leaves from front endpapers to p. 1]; VOL. III [slight cocking to spine, front board somewhat shaken, binding strong]; shelved above Case 12.
London: William Heinemann, 1951/1952. Limited Editions. 4tos., 2 volumes; VG; spines vellum with black leather label and gilt lettering; 1/4 bound with blue boards, gilt emblem on front boards; top edge of text blocks gilt; ribbon; mild shelfwear; small chips to spine labels, some dirtying to spine; of this deluxe edition 1050 copies only have been printed, these are both copies number 927; GP consignment; shelved case 12.
Amsterdam: Aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1750. Nouvelle Édition. 12mo., 134pp., 50pp., ; VG; bound in brown cloth, paneled spine, gilt tooling, red label and gilt lettering; publishers binding; moderate wear to boards, including rubbing and scraping to boards, peeling to corners; leather cracked on hinges; chip missing to tail of spine; wear to head of spine; text block dyed red; marbled endpapers; interior clean; First published in 1737, Beugeant's celebrated but thinly disguised satire on Descarte's notion of the animal-machine attracted the censure of his superiors, leading to his brief exile from Paris; shelved case 3.
Paris: 1790. Second Edition. Octavo, 167pp. Hardcover without jacket as issued. Bumping and shelf-wear. Light rubbing to red leather-bound boards. Head-edge gilt. Stamp to front paste down endpaper; offsetting from gilt filigree to both front and rear free endpapers. Mild foxing throughout text. Front hinge cracked. Includes two plates: frontispiece and portrait of La Marquise de Pompadour. Text is in French. Good copy only. Shelve: CASE #7 Spine is red leather with gilt text and five raised bands.
Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1879. First Edition. Large quarto in 3/4 brown marble with burgundy leather; VG; 6 band embossed spine with gold gilt; boards show some amount of shelf wear around corners and spine and slight soiling; small sticker inside front board; previous owner's signatures on ffep; strong binding; paper slightly faded and plates clean; contains 190 lithographs of patterns and 10 color lithographs (1 with gold lining); Jules Bourgoin traveled to Damascus in 1875 and came upon 150 plates which he could not acquire but reproduced and elaborated upon; 47 pages of text in French; shelved in Case 7.
London: Yale University Press, 1939. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 340 pages; VG; full bound in red cloth, spine has gilt tooling and lettering; binding has minor wear at the top and bottom of the spine, has library code on the spine, has minor discoloration; pages have minor detachment on pages 148-9, title page has small pen marks and an impression stamp; shelved case 7.
Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 2003. (signed limitededition). 8vo in brown leather. VG+. 4 raised bands on spine, gilt text on spine, gilt illustration on front and back cover, gilt textblock. Book is signed by author and comes with certificate of authenticity, cloth endpapers. No bookplate. 412pp. Shelve with easton press books.
[Remington, Va.]: Military History Press, 2006. First North American Edition, Limited #805/1400. Quarto., iii, 227 pages; VG; bound in full burgundy morocco with gilt lettering and tooling; full gilt text block, minor scratching; sewn in ribbon; limited to 1,400 copies and signed by translator on bookplate to rear pastedown; shelved above case 7.
[Remington, Va.]: Military History Press, 2005. First North American Edition, Limited #60/1000. Quarto., 347 pages; VG; bound in full burgundy morocco with gilt lettering and tooling; full gilt text block, minor scratching; sewn in ribbon; limited to 1,000 copies and signed by translator on bookplate to front pastedown; shelved above case 7.
Philadelphia: Wm. Bromwell and Wm. White Smith, 1855. First Edition. Octavo, 432 pages; VG-; bound in publisher's embossed green leather, gilt lettering and tooling to spine, gilt and blind stamping to boards; some rubbing and wear to boards; marbled endpapers; all edges of text block gilt; with fifteen engraved full-page scenes, numerous smaller engravings; shelved case 12.
Boston: Abel Bowen, 1826. First. 12mo; VG-/No jacket; Green and red leather spine with gilt lettering; Rebound in 1/4 leather and marble boards; Binding and boards are in excellent shape with just minimal shelf or edge wear; Binding tight; Text block is greatly age toned but free of marking; Gilt edges rubbed but present; Maps intact with some small tears to folds; 252 pages. SHELVED: Case 1.
London: Henry Sotheran & Co, n.d. . First Edition. large thick 8vo., 379 pp., G; maroon cloth boards, gilt lettering; spine age-toned, lettering to spine faded yet legible; bumping to head, tail, and corners; deckled text-block, gilt top; chipping/tearing to many leaves, preface and pp. 25-41 detached, with occasional pages repaired with tape; casing repaired (strips of red tape to endpapers; a veritable encyclopedia of marks and seals found on Japanese ceramics; scarce; shelved Front Desk.
New York: New Directions, 1949. Facsimile Edition. Octavo., 318pp.; VG/VG; spine white with blue dots and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; minor bumping to tail of spine, minor vertical smudge on rear board near spine; this copy has no price printed on the dust jacket flap, no clipping has occurred; The fasimile is 2mm taller than the first, as well as having been bound in a slightly rougher cloth and a slightly smaller logo on the spine.; copyright page has no further printings indicated; shelved case 6.
New York: New Directions, 1949. First Edition. Octavo, 318 pages; VG/VG; spine is speckled with black lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$2.00', has minor wear along the top and bottom edges , with chipping on the fore edge corners and at the top and bottom of the spine, has minor crinkling and several small closed tears; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; pages have minimal fraying and dust build up along the top edge; WD consignment; shelved case 6.
New York: New York University Press, 1992. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 295 pages; VG/VG; Spine is black and white with white and orange lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; pages clear; signed by the author of the title page; shelved mystery special collection.
Boyd, 1884. First Edition. Extra thick octavo in discolored blue/grey hardcovers with gold letters on spine; VG; boards show some soiling; large open gutter on back board, but binding still strong; edges soiled and dusty with previous owner's large stamp on side edge; paper and text clean; print very tight and readable; pp. 962; shelved in Second Alcove.
New York: The Gnome Press, Inc, 1952. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; brown illustrated spine, white text; chipping along head and tail of spine, age toning, rubbing and spotting on back, unclipped and has protective mylar cover; boards have bumping on head and tail of spine, staining on front and back, rubbing around edges, interior boards are age toned and stained along the hinges; textblock and interior pages have mild age toning otherwise clean; pp 213. Shelved Front Counter.
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1957. First UK Edition. 8vo., 183pp.; VG/VG-; spine white and gray pictorial with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; dust jacket has some slight chipping to head of spine, larger chipping to tail, some to corners; slight soiling to rear cover; slight age-toning to pages; threatening to crack on ffep gutter; LP consignment; shelved case 8, Dupont.
Sauk City, Wis. Arkham House, 1947. First edition. Octavo. Hardcover in dust jacket. Bradbury's first book. Dust jacket designed by George Barrows. VG/VG-. Interior age-toned, with some foxing to endpapers. Boards rubbed at extremities. Binding tight. Jacket rubbed, with chipping to corners, and two large chips at spine ends. Shelve in Case #8.
Sauk City: Arkham House, 1947. First Edition. Octavo; VG/G; black and grey spine with red text; jacket has protective mylar cover, rubbing, minor peeling on front flap, chipping around edges, back of DJ has been colored black in some areas to hide chipping; boards are strong, rubbing along tail edges, spine very slightly cocked; textblock has minor edgewear, age toning, otherwise clean, binding strong; pp 313; signed by author on label pasted to front endpaper; FLP Collection. Case 8.
[Glendale, CA]: Apollo Year Two [Roy A. Squires], 1971. Limited First Edition [#173/485]. sewn 8vo. pamphlet, unpaginated, VG+; very mild shelfwear to brown covers; dark brown paper endpapers; untrimmed fore-edge to front cover and bfep; brown threading to spine; interior pristine; pamphlet housed in plastic; No. 173 out of 485 first edition copies "printed during May and June 1971 A.D." stated to limitation page; publisher stated "Apollo Year Two" to title page; contains ephemera to front endpapers (a checklist of publications printed by Roy A. Squires, Glendale, CA, in which this title is included; one of Bradbury's poems on Herman Melville's Moby-Dick; shelved Case 0.
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover Octavo; VG/VG; Blue pictorial spine, white text; Minor rubbing to board corners, dinging on bottom right corner of front board; DJ is intact under protective archival cover, rubbing along corners, edges, and back cover, sunning on back cover and back inside slip; Text block clean, age toned, pages durable, text legible; pp 233. Shelve Case 8. LP Consignment.
New York: Olivetti, 1979. 4to., 204 pp., VG-; blue cloth boards, white lettering to spine, illustration 3 1/2" by 2 3/4" affixed to front board; spotting with gray discoloration to top margin of back board and top edges of boards, boards cocked, binding sturdy; bright illustrated endpapers by Folon; interior clean; leaves glossy; contains several full-color water-color plates; 2 identical golden yellow matte leaves featuring various facsimile signatures of Bradbury housed to back endpapers; "This copy not for sale" stated to copyright page, most likely a private printing; LP consignment; shelved front table.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1955. First Edition. 8vo., unpaginated; VG/VG-; spine dark green with yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; chipping to head of spine, some small closed tears and wear; small dent on front hinge of spine; shelved sci/fi special collection or window.
[Glendale, CA]: Roy A. Squires, 1951. Limited First Edition. sewn 8vo. pamphlet, unpaginated, VG-; mild wear and age-toning to dark teal paper covers; metallic maroon embossed facsimile of Bradbury's signature to front cover; light gray threading to spine; interior clean; printed on light gray-green Curtis Tweedweave paper (stated to limitation page); tipped-in frontispiece by Mugnaini no longer affixed to verso of first blank page (age-toned paste residue present); a limited printing of 280 copies, with 130 copies "reserved for private distribution by the author and the printer" and 150 copies for sale; housed in small manila envelope; shelved Case 0.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1955. First Edition, First State. 8vo., 306 pp., VG/VG-; DJ white with black and red lettering, text to spine faded orange; rubbing to edges of DJ, shelfwear/age-toning to covers, notation in pencil to spine; price uncut "$3.50" to top right-hand corner of front flap; DJ protected by mylar; Currey binding "B," no priority, red cloth boards, black lettering to spine, with upside-down Ballantine logo to tail of spine; bumping/fraying to head and tail of spine; mild rubbing to edges and corners of boards; boards slightly shaken, binding sturdy; mild wear to text-block, age-toning mostly to top of text-block; age-toning to back endpapers; interior clean; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
Boston: American Stationers [John B. Russell], 1837. First Edition. Large Quarto; VG; 371 Pages; re-bound in 3/4 green leather with marbled boards and end papers; Gilt lettering to spine; Illustrated with B & W plates throughout, including many telescopic views of the moon; Also 3 fold-out hand-colored diagrams of the constellations; Some waviness and age toning to the text block, as is typical; Some spots of foxing; Light tears at the folds of some illustrations; Shelved Case 10.