Washington, D.C. Georgetown Visitation Convent, 1913. 10mo; pp 254; G/no-DJ; beige spine with gilt text; cloth has slight shelf wear to exterior; light sunning to spine; slightly bowed boards; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; top edge gilt; interior clean; marbled endpapers; tight binding.
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New York, NY: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1958. First English Language Edition, translated from the original Italian. 8vo. VG-/VG-. DJ spine consists of black segment with ivory author, faded yellow segment and black title and tipped tail end. moderate edgewear concentrated at ends and outer panel corners. plum clothbound HB, with stamped black titles. roughly abraded patches appear pale, heavy rubbing apparent to covers, thin panel bottoms chafed. SIGNED BY TRANSLATOR SIGNATURE ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. flipped through lightly, no marks or writing. 277 pp.
Amstelodami: Blaviana, 1684. Octavo; G-; Spine, brown with gold print, raised bands; Boards in brown leather, cracked hinges, wear to corners and spine caps, small amount of chipping to spine caps, slight scuffing/shelfwear, small surface tears on rear; Text block has tinted edges, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker, mild amount of foxing within; 588 pages + index.
Biponti, 1779. Octavo; Fair/no DJ; Ex-library; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print (faded); Boards in brown leather, heavy wear to corners, edges, and spine caps, wear to hinges, scuffing; Text block has red-tinted edges, cracked hinges, library bookplate on front pastedown, library stamp on title page, some smudging to front endpapers, mild puckering to paper; Text in Latin; “Published 1788” penciled on half-title page; iii, 393 page.
Paris: Chez L'Ecrivain, Dentu, Delaroque, 1814. First Edition. 16mo., 212pp.; VG; 1/4 bound with brown leather, gilt tooling and lettering on spine; marbled boards, endpapers; mild shelfwear; marginalia throughout, both in pencil and ink; foldout color frontispiece in excellent condition; text in French; previous owners name on second free endpaper; shelved case 3.
Paris: L'Edition d'Art, 1927. First limited edition (#271 of 775). Octavo in green soft covers with gold and red lettering in brown case; condition: Good; case sides detached; covers are separated; first front end page loose; printed on parchment paper with deckle edges; series of pages bound with tape; pp. 135; filled with gold and color illustrations and decoration by Boris Zworykine; in French; shelved in Case 0.
University Park; London: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1975. First Edition. Octavo; VG/ G+; off-white spine with brown letters; 1.75 in. black mark on back of dust jacket, small red mark on spine, DJ dimpled on back along the spine, 1/8 by 3/8 tear on top back of DJ, some discoloration, some edgewear; boards strong, clean, minimal edgewear; textblock clean, minor pencil marks in margins on pp x-xi, 149,167-169, free of highlighting/underlining, inscribed by editor on front end paper. pp 312.
New York: American Playwright, 1912. First Edition. Small octavo; four volumes bound in two; full burgundy library buckram; ex-library copies with small spine labels; pockets removed from front pastedowns with old glue stain evident there; contents very good with original wraps bound in. [Spines; gilt titles on old burgundy buckram].
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. First American Edition. Octavo, 404 pages, VG/VG-; DJ, black spine, white lettering: mild overall wear to DJ; mild wear to head, tail, and corners; small closed tear with slight material loss to bottom right corner of front cover; "$24.95" to front flap, DJ covered by mylar; red matte paper boards, bright gold lettering to spine: mild overall wear to boards, light age-toning/wear to text-block, interior clean; shelved Case 8.
Surat: The Popular Book Store, Educational Publishers, n.d. Booklet [4x6]; pp 112; Fair/paperback; dark beige spine without text; sun darkened beige covers with blue/beige patterned front; some chips to edges; text block shows age toning to exterior edges; blue circular stamp to title page; interior slightly age toned; Sanskrit and English texts;.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1972. The Malone Society Reprint. Octavo; VG+/no-DJ; spine ivory with black lettering; boards strong, clean, small tear on board paper of front cover (very minor, doesn't show board), some sunning along top edges, minimal edgewear, no stains or markings; textblock clean, minimal wear, deckle edges pages uncut, no writing/markings, no highlighting/underlining. no pagination.
London: William Heinemann, 1908. Limited Edition, #857/1000. Quarto, 134 pages; VG; bound in publisher's gold-pictorial full vellum, top edge gilt, others untrimmed; yellow silk ties; mild rubbing and wear to vellum; Limited to 1000 numbered copies for sale in Great Britain and Ireland, this is copy #857 signed by Rackham; with 40 color plates mounted on heavy brown paper with lettered tissue-guards and 30 drawings in black and white; shelved case 14.
Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1932. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Spine thick, stained dark blue, with rubbed yellow text ; Boards have light bumping to corners, general marks and stains, slightly edge worn, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has age-toning, stamp from previous owner on front free-end paper, content is clear, binding is strong; pp 694.
Boston: Munroe, Francis & Parker, 1808. First edition. 12mo in brown leather with burgundy frame on spine; VG; moderate soiling and fraying on boards; strong binding; ex-libris plate inside front board; open gutter in front; end pages stained; pages wobbling with offsetting and occasional foxing not detrimental to text; text clean and in tight print; pp. 187; shelved in front door case.
London: J. Johnson, 1783. First Edition. Octavo, , viii, 232, 235-240 ; VG; bound in contemporary burgundy calf by J. Clarke, paneled spine with gilt tooling, labels missing; mild rubbing and wear to binding; marbled endpapers; The last leaf contains a prospectus; OF consignment; shelved case 10.
London, Great Britain: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., c. 1931. UK Printing. 8vo. VG- / - no DJ. black cloth HB spine with tiny gilt uppercase titling centered between worn ends, moisture spotting and seepage stain marks the outer corners's cloth and the speckled endpapers. heavy shadow to head-edge but lighter toning to fore-edge and tail. 17 images and illustrations, including frontispiece printed on ivory semi-glossy stock sheets within the unmarked and gently toned textblock. 250 pp.
Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1960. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; Tan spine with red and black text; DJ darkened by age, otherwise generally clean, shelfwear and edgewear, rubbing at top corners, pencil or ink mark on front cover, light foxing on both covers, spine darkened by age, front cover flap has been clipped at both corners, DJ protected by plastic book jacket cover; Boards strong, clean; Textblock darkened by age, otherwise clean, address sticker of previous owner affixed to front pastedown, light foxing on front free-end paper, light foxing on back free-end paper, foxing along headband and fore edge, book with DJ very scarce; pp 193.
Paris: Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1921. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print on red banner, raised bands; Boards in marbled paper and green and brown leather with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, mild shelfwear; Text block has gilt top edge, ribbon marker, clean and tight, age-toning to paper; 262 pages.
Paris: Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1922. Small Octavo; G-/no-DJ; Brown leather spine with gold text; Boards have sunned spine with heavily rubbed edges, exteriors has slightly panels which are otherwise sturdy & intact; Text block has darkened slightly due to age with slight writing on front end paper, tight binding; pp 155. Aisle 7.
London: The Scholartis Press, 1929. Limited Edition. Octavo; G+; hardcover; bound in navy blue cloth, gilt lettering; boards bowed, general shelfwear, some edgewear, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, rubbing on hinges, small tear on rear head edge, indents on rear, white penned text on spine, spine sun toned, ex-library plate on front pastedown, stamp on front end paper, tearing on front end paper; text block slightly age toned, some light tearing on edges, tearing on tail edge, ex-library stamps on throughout text, penciling on verso of last page, rubbing on exterior tail fore edge; viii, 535pp.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1966. Third Edition. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; faded blue spine with gold text; cover has slight rubbing, sunning along spine, ex library label on front; textblock has ex library and ex libris stamps and plates around edges, on pastedowns and endpapers and on title page, otherwise clean; pp 115; first edition published in 1702, third edition originally published in 1714.
Lanham, MD and London, UK: University Press of America, Inc., 1987. Octavo; pp 724; VG; burgundy spine with gilt text; volume VII only; burgundy slipcase has clean exterior; intact panels; cloth clean; strong boards; text block clean; previous owner's embossed stamp to endpapers and page facing page 13; illustrated;.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1941. Octavo; G+/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners, small stain on front, slight shelfwear; Text block has tanning to endpaper hinges, else clean and tight; Includes plays by Charles Fechter, Julia Ward Howe, George C. Hazelton, Langdon Mitchell, and William C. De Mille; 360 pages.
Tokyo: Mushinsha Limited, 1982. First Edition. Octavo: VG/VG: Brown spine with gray and blue text: Slipcover has general shelfwear, some rubbing, some soiling: DJ is cover in mylar sheath, very mild general shelfwear, clean otherwise: Boards are strong and clean, some light shelfwear, bumping in bottom corner: Textblock is clean and pages are free of markings, folds or tears, title page for "A Question May be the Answer..." contains gift inscription from author to a previous owner: Text contains two opposite facing plays: First Edition, numbered "HC", hardcovers were number 1-200.
Boston: Marshall Jones Company, 1938. First edition. Octavo; First edition; G/G-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, yellow with black print; DJ is yellow with black print, tears across top edge and to spine ends, toning to spine, slight spotting and shelfwear; Boards in green cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps; Text block has tanning to endpapers, some pages uncut, else clean and tight; xv, 150 pages, illustrated (some color).
Caracas: Imprenta Municipal Caracas, 1967. Octavo; G/no-DJ paperback; white spine with vertical black text; cover sturdy, front cover heavy foxing on top edge and along spine, foxing on spine, light foxing on back cover (concentrated near edges), spine creased twice, front bottom outer corner bumped, back spine head corner bumped, back spine tail corner badly bumped (tore cover on spine open 3/4 inch), open 1/4 inch tear back of spine head, back bottom outer corner creased (likely from bumping on front), minimal edgewear (outside of bumped corners), covers have flaps; textblock clean, top of front hinge cracked, no writing/markings, free of highlighting/underlining, contains many b/w photos and images throughout text, written in Spanish. pp 383.
London: Richard Bentley and M. Magnes, 1681. First Edition. Small Quarto. , 60,  pages; VG; 1/4 bound in brown leather, marbled boards; newly repaired with new brown leather spine and gilt lettering, boards preserved; mild rubbing to boards; very mild age-toning and foxing to pages; A4-H4,I2.; CB consignment; shelved case 0.
1957: Victor Gollancz Ltd., London. Twenty-first impression. 12mo; VG-/G+; Tan spine with red text; Dustjacket age toned, has some rubbing and frays, spine and DJ edges have damp stains, bottom right of spine has short closed tear, edge wear otherwise minor; Boards strong, boards have minor edge wear, pastedowns age toned, binding strong; Textblock age toned, first signature has some separation at hinge, some separation also between back end paper and back pastedown, but all pages still firmly connected, interior is clean; 343 pp.
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1854,1860. Mixed Editions. 10mo; G/no-DJ; 3/4 dark green and brown leather spines with gilt text and decorations to spines; 4 volumes: Historical Dramas, pp 516; Historical and Dramatic, pp 553; Early Drama and Romances, pp 493; History of the Thirty Year War, pp 519; marbled boards have some wear spines, some rubbing and fraying to boards, moderate wear to exteriors and edges; marbled text blocks have light wear to exterior edges, previous owner's bookplates to front pastedowns; off set to title page from frontispieces; light pencil to end papers; frontispieces with tissue guards; marbled endpapers; interiors clean.
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1846. 12mo; pp 535; Fair; dark green spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth has noticeable rubbing to exterior and edges; embossed decorations to exterior; mylar wraps; text block shows some age toning to exterior edges; light foxing to first and last fe pages; previous owner's name to half title page and rear endpaper; broken hinges; illustrated endpapers; frontispiece with tissue guards; some uncut pages;.
Cambridge: Published for Oberlin College by Harvard University Press, 1963. Octavo; VG-/G+; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, grey with black print; DJ has slight edgewear, age-toning to spine and top edge; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, clean and strong, slight wear to spine caps; Textblock clean but for mild amount of penciled marginal lines pp. 56-77, name in ink on front endpapers; x, 145 pages.
Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1980. US Printing. 8vo. VG-/VG-. red DJ spine with thick lack title, tiny black editor and publisher; between gently worn ends, with similar whitish edgewear and red panel's surfaces, superficial rubbing. lightly foxed white inner flaps. medium red clothbound HB with imprinted black titling, minor bumps to its tip, tail and corners. lightly foxed fep/ffep, outer edges but skimmed textblock has no writing or marks. 241 pp. ISBN# 0292750587.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. Second edition. Octavo. VG/no DJ - softcover. Blue spine with purple text/title; covers are mostly clean aside from scattered darker brown stains by the author on the front and on the back; price-sticker on the back cover; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 299.
New York: Haskell House Publishers, Ltd., 1969. Reprinted. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; teal blue spines with gilt text; 3 volumes; cloths have light wear to exteriors; slight wrinkling to spine edges; text blocks show slight wear to exterior edges; interiors clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Hodder and Stoughton, early 1900s. Quarto in green hardcovers with gold letters; VG; front board slightly slanted upwards; moderate soiling and shelf wear; strong binding; all color illustrations tipped-in and covered with rice paper; previous owner's inscription on ffep; end pages discolored; paper age-toned; text in large print; pp. 143; shelved in case # 14; please contact us for shipping costs; DC consignment.
London: [Thomas Cotes, for Robert Allot, John Smethwick, William Aspley, Richard Hawkins, and Richard Meighen], 1632. Second Edition. Folio, eight leaves; VG; bound in three-quarter brown calf, plain spine; Eight original leaves, H1-I2, pages 85-100, from the Second Folio, containing the full text of Shakespeare’s shortest play.; wide margins; dampstaining and tidemarks throughout; TH consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1895. Limited Edition. Octavo; G/no-DJ hardcover; Brown spine with black/red text; Boards strong, moderate surface rubbing and scuffing, some discoloration and slight soiling on spine, lighter on boards; Textblock has decorative exterior, age-toned, some faint stains on few pages; Binding strong. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
London: [Thomas Cotes, for Robert Allot, John Smethwick, William Aspley, Richard Hawkins, and Richard Meighen], 1632. Second Edition. Folio, pp. 29-60; VG; spine brown leather with gilt lettering, very thin; rebacked with a new spine, late 19th century/early 20th century binding; corners bumped; lower rear board near spine suffered some damage before being rebacked; front board has a four inch long cut; pages have some minor staining and wear, but text in clean; watermark of a vertical bar with a triangle of orbs on pp. 31/32, 35/36, 37/38, 43/44, 45/46, 49/50, 53/54; watermark of an inverted Fleur-de-lis on pp. 57/58; leaves have small holes at regular intervals towards the spine, presumably from a previous binding; spine reads 'The Tragedy of Coriolanus - Skakespeare - 1623', while it does state 1623, be aware that this is an erroneous date and it is in fact from the second folio in 1632; this volume contains the last page of Troylus [Troilus] and Cressida, the entirety of The Tragedy of Coriolanus, and the first page of the Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus; shelved case 3.
London: [Thomas Cotes, for Robert Allot, John Smethwick, William Aspley, Richard Hawkins, and Richard Meighen], 1632. Second Edition. Folio, eleven leaves; VG; bound in period-style three-quarter calf, red morocco spine labels, gilt to spine, marbled boards; with facsimile title page; Eleven original leaves, a1-[b5], from the Second Folio, containing Shakespeare’s dramatization of King John’s reign.; Very minor worming to gutters, faint marginal dampstaining; JG consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Printed for H. Herringman, and are to be sold by Joseph Knight and Francis Saunders, 1685. Fourth Folio. Folio; Fine; bound in imitation period style, with old leather used for the boards, new spine, and endpapers using old-style paper; bookplates preserved onto front pastedown; pages measure 360mm x 234mm.; The First leaf with with the portrait and verses have been restored in the margins with modern blank paper, not affecting the text and engraving. There are marginal repairs to the title page, where the top lines of the title page margin have been restored in facsimile. Two leaves, signatures 313-314, have been supplied from another copy. The portrait, title page, and first few leaves have slightly more wear than the remainder. There are minor stains, minor closed tears, slight wear, and extremely minor worming to the lower margin, almost exclusively to last few signatures.; Variant imprint, without the usual "for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, R. Chiswell, and R. Bently", but rather "Printed for H. Herringman, and are to be sold by Joseph Knight and Francis Saunders". First State, with borders on all pages; With the bookplates of both Sir John Leveson-Gower of Trentham (1675-1709) and Thomas Fowler (1760-1815). Detailed information about the provenance available upon request.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1910. First Edition. Small quarto; VG/no-DJ; green spine with gilt text; cover has some rubbing and scuffing, especially around edges and along hinges; textblock has edgewear, age toning, scattered spotting, webbing beginning to show at verso of back endpaper, otherwise clean; pp 170.