Vallabh Vidyanagar: Shri C.B. Patel/Bhaikaka Foundation, 1989. Octavo; G/no-DJ; Purple spine with white text; limited to 2,000 copies; boards are moderately rubbed on exterior; slightly bumpy texture on front fore corners; text block has slight writing on ffep; text pages are lightly ivory toned with unmarked pages; pp 251.
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London, Belfast and New York: Marcus Ward & Co., n. d. 32mo; G/no-DJ; dark tan with black text; black wrap to front cover; a daily text book of comfort and rest; cloth shows heavily sunned exterior; noticeable rubbing to edges; gilt decorations to front; rear is lavender; text block has all edges gilt; interior lightly toned; frontispiece; illustrated endpapers; profusely illustrated; light foxing to endpapers; previous owner's name to verso of ffep Shelved in Netdesk office, 15's Ephemera Box 2.
London: Deputies of Christopher Barker [i.e. Jan Fredericksz Stam], 1599 [i.e. 1633]. Thick Octavo; G; bound in 3/4 black leather, brown cloth boards; rebacked with spine preserved; paneled spine with gilt lettering; text block with red specks; , 190, 1-8, 11-16, 18-127, , 3-121, ; A-Z4, &6, 2A7, 2B3-8, 2C2-8, 2D-2P8, 2Q7, 3A-3Q8, 3R4; some pages have scrap paper used to repair pages or reinforce binding; some pages have both open and closed tears, intermittent ink marginalia; mild tide-marks and wear throughout; two separate title pages for each part, plus engraved title page; engraved title page has been repaired; with the 'Breeches' translation in Genesis; shelved case 4.
Londini [London]: Nathanielem Ponder, 1680. 12mo., 959pp.; VG; bound in black leather, paneled spine with gilt decorations, tooling in gilt on front and rear boards; text block gilt; marbled endpapers; binding loose in several places, still intact and sturdy; frep missing; text clean; minor if any age markings; title page has minor ink writing, else clean, minor tear to fore edge; some damage to inside of both boards; bumping to corners, edges, and head and tail of spine; shelved case 4.
Nürnberg: Johann Andreä Endterischen Handlung, 1788. Elephant folio, , 1181,  pages; Fair; bound in period blind-tooled vellum covered boards, hardened leather spine with metal rivets, metal corners to boards; moderate wear and rubbing to binding, peeling to edges, small glue repair to spine; most of the straps gone, remnants of claps present; first frontispiece and title page detached, damaged with parts entirely missing; foxing and age-toning throughout; With 20 full-page plates: 2 frontispieces, 12 portraits, and 6 biblical scenes; Title page in red and black lettering; illustrated with approximately 200 4 x 7" in-text partial-page woodcuts; shelved case 4.
Amsterdam: Wolfgang, Waesberge, Boom, & van Someren, 1684. Please see all five photos for details. 24mo in contemporary vellum boards. light wear to edges of boards, some slight soiling, vellum folded over at edges of boards, vellum at bottom edges of "folds" is completely worn away, leather stripes at top and bottom of spine, top stripe reads "h." bottom stripe reads "N.3124" binding tight, previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down, pages crisp and bright, though a little wrinkled, minimal foxing, writing in pencil on ffep, else pages free from marking, fold-out astronomical chart between pp. 144 & 145 in superb condition. 551 pp. This volume only, from a 25 volume set detailing European history from 1686 through 1693, This volume covers September through December, 1686 . TEXT IN FRENCH. Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf with ephemera items.
São Paulo: Fundacao Bienal de Sao Paulo, 1996. Oblong quarto; G-/VG-; pink and red spine, aquamarine lettering; dust jacket general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, rubbing on hinges; boards strong, general edgewear, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, tearing on spine, closed tear on front hinge head edge, erased penciling on front end paper; text block gutter occasionally visible, soiling on exterior head and tail edges; shelved arts - collections; 343pp [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international expedited please inquire for rates].
London: Published for Gillett Brothers Discount Co. Ltd by Chapman & Hall, 1964. Third revised edition. Octavo; Third revised edition; VG-/G; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, blue with white print; DJ in mylar, mild edgewear, small tears at spine top and bottom and to bottom edge, mild shelfwear; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, slight shelfwear; Text block clean and tight; 95 pages, illustrated, samples in pocket affixed to rear pastedown.
London: Blackie and Son Ltd. Quarto; G+ hardcover without dust jacket; green spine with no text; boards have strong stains to the rear and minor rubbing and bumping to the edges and corners; paste downs and free end-papers have severe stains; front free end-paper has an inscription; pages are discolored and limited gutters are slightly damaged but text block is in tact and pages are legible; 80p.
Roma: Instituto Poligrafico e Zecca Dello Stato, 1981. Quarto; VG-/G+; Grayish-green spine with black text; Italian language; Dust jacket has sunned spine with slightly rubbed exterior & moderate edge wear; Cloths are clean & strong with lightly bumped corners; Text block has lightly age toned edges, otherwise unmarked; pp 201. Arts - Classical, Ancient.
Keene: The American Bonsai Society, 1981. Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; Green spine with white text; Volumes bound in one book; Boards have shelfwear, rubbed exterior and corners, otherwise strong; Boards have slight foxing inside; Textblock is age toned with foxing along all exterior edges; Foxing is lightly spread throughout pages. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Keene: The American Bonsai Society, 1986. Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; Tan spine with white text; Volumes bound in one book; Boards have shelfwear, rubbed surfaces and corners, brown stains on back and front corners; Textblock is age toned with foxing along all exterior edges. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Erie: The American Bonsai Society, 1977. Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; Blue spine with white text; Volumes 6-10, 1972-1977 (bound in one book); Boards have shelfwear, slight foxing, rubbed exterior and corners, otherwise strong; Textblock is age toned with foxing on all exterior edges, foxing on first and last few pages and lightly throughout. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
London: Sotheby's, 1995. Small Quarto; pp 293; G/paperback; black spine with red text; covers have slight rubbing to exterior; moderate rubbing wear to edges; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; slight margin markings; frontispiece; pictorial endpapers; profusely illustrated.
Oxford: John Baskett / T. Wood and S. Palmer, 1719/1723. Thick Small Quarto, unpaginated; VG; bound in contemporary brown leather, paneled spine with no lettering; boards diced; moderate rubbing and wear to binding; some margins cute close but without loss to text; 6 lines of ink writing to verso of ffep; mild age-toning to pages; The Book of Common Prayer: Printed by John Baskett in 1719, The Holy Bible: Printed by John Baskett in 1723, The Whole Book of Psalms: Printed by T. Wood and S. Palmer in 1723; EH consignment; Case 4.
London: Office of the National Illustrated Library. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Ex-library; Spine, tan with gold print; Boards in green cloth with embossed design, peripheral toning and toning to spine, wear to corners and spine caps, small blemishes on front; Text block has gilt top edge, penciled library name on front flyleaf, cracked rear hinge, else clean and tight; vii, 312 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w).
Unknown. Octavo, unpaginated. Hard cover ivory cloth boards with gilt decorations and no dust jacket. Good. This is an undated (but appears to be 19th century) Book of Prayer / Book of Hours written in Arabic and Persian. Not a Koranic text. The prayers themselves are written in Arabic in black ink, sprinkled with words and phrases in Persian, written in red. Calendar-like tables opening the right side of the book consist in combinations of Arabic letters and numbers, intersected with the 99 names of Allah and a number of various geometric shapes and forms which might have some "sacred geometry" meanings or astronomical references. The pages right after these tables are lined and left blank, presumably for user's notes, meditations, and commentaries. Inscribed by former owner in faded ink on the inside of front board. Binding is cracked in a couple of places, but all pages are together. Text is handwritten and is clean and unmarked. Light staining and foxing throughout, particularly strong on the inside of boards and end papers. Strong shelf wear to boards: fading and rubbing, scuffing around the edges, and the spine is strongly damaged with parts missing and the text is no longer visible. See all sixteen images for details Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf to the right of ephemera items.
Chicago: Popular Mechanics Company, 1945. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, faded red with yellow print; Boards in red cloth with yellow print, some fading, tattered outer corners and spine caps, spotting/shelfwear; Textblock has mild spotting to endpapers, owner name in ink on inside of front flyleaf, clean text; 224 pages, illustrated.
Boston: Monroe and Francis, 1838. Sixth. 12mo, In Good Minus condition (see photos). 314pp in paper-covered boards with index and Parley's Magazine bound in at back. Condition is acceptable only, with a 1/4 binding of cloth tape to repair spine, last few pages of index missing, and moderate foxing throughout. This book contains instructions for Rounders, the forerunner of baseball. NOTE: Shelved in Ephemera Box H, in Netdesk office.
Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1898. Octavo; pp 555; Fair/no-DJ; sunned blue spine with gilt text; cloth shows some soiling to exterior; chips to spine edges; noticeable rubbing wear to edges; scratches to exterior; beveled edges; text block has age toned exterior edges; frontispiece; illustrated; cracking to gutters; light foxing to rear pastedown.
Ocklawaha: BrassGuide, Publishing Partners International, 2007. Quarto; VG; Paperback; Spine, black with gold print; Cover is clean and bright; Text block clean and tight; 520 pages. [NOTE: Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
In Fuligno: Gio. Tomassini Stamp. Vescovile e Pubblico, 1821. First Edition Thus. Octavo; 124pp; rough and spine-torn later paper-covered boards; later engravings from a different edition affixed to front and rear pastedowns; lacking prelims; some workmanlike restorations to front gutter obscuring the "P" in Presso... [imprint]; paper and text restoration on pp45 restores 3 lines of text from another copy [presumably the same edition]; contents shows some foxing and offsetting; else very good. [Spine; plain bluish paper with spine tears; no text]. [Note: A.S. Con Bedini].
H.M. Caldwell Co., 1909. Octavo; G-/no-DJ; Light spine with dark blue text; Previous owner's name on title page; Boards have shelfwear such as lightly sunned spine with rubbed exterior and corners; Textblock is age toned with staining on first few pages at tail and fore edges, other small spots on page throughout.
London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd, 1939. Octavo; pp 532; G; tan spine with gilt text to black labels; no jacket; chess annual periodical; cloth shows some darkening to exterior due to age; few small spots to exterior; strong boards; text block exterior edges has slight toning; tight binding; some highlighting to pp 333; illustrated;.
Leeds: Whitehead & Miller Ltd, 1937. Octavo; pp 624; G; tan spine with gilt text to black labels; no jacket; annual chess periodical; cloth shows some darkening to exterior due to age; strong boards; text block exterior edges has slight toning; tight binding; minor chip to fore head corner to pp 623-624; illustrated;.
London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd, 1938. Octavo; pp 576; G-; tan spine with gilt text to black labels; no jacket; chess annual periodical; cloth shows some darkening to exterior due to age; slight rubbing wear to edges; strong boards; text block exterior edges has slight toning; slight cracking to hinges; illustrated;.
London: The Religious Tract Society. 32mo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green with gold print; Boards in green embossed paper with gold print, cloth is puckering, bumps to corners, wear to spine caps, spotting, shelfwear; Text block has gilt edges, endpapers in front and rear torn along hinges, some spotting to endpapers, rear endpapers have vendor label, slight amount of foxing; vi, 192 pages, illustrated.
London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1837. Octavo; Fair+/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print, print worn away; Boards quarter bound with brown leather to spine and corners, marbled paper to boards, wear to spine caps, worn, exposed corners, print portions of spine have worn away, leather torn along the length of both front and rear hinges, scuffing to leather, shelfwear to paper; Text block has speckled edges, bookplate to front pastedown, mild tanning to endpapers, hinges cracked front and rear, text clean and tight though there is slight age-toning and ink transfer to pages; ix, 617 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Leipzig, Germany: State Academy of Graphic Arts and Applied Arts to Leipzig, 1935. Hardcover Imperial Octavo; G-; Book shows notable ware, foxing on front, back and spine, damp staining, especially pronounced stain on bottom front board, rubbing on corners, title card on spine is intact but chipping at edges, spine cocked; Text block age toned, some speckling on page beds and edges in front and back of text block, otherwise clean, text and illustration clear and legible; pp 140 (excluding illustrations) Higher shipping rates for items requested for expedited or international shipping as well as any items over 4 Lbs. Please contact shipping department for details.
Budd Schulberg Handwritten Note 1991 Schulberg responds cordially to a 11/27/91 book signing request by famous 1st edition collector Rolland Comstock. His note is written at the bottom of Rolland's typed letter. Schulberg closes simply with "Sincerely," and then after a postscript with "Best," without signing his name to the note. Condition: 8.5" x 11" paper, two holes punched at top edge, two horizontal folds, VG Please see photo for details Shelved in binder on bookshelf in Netdesk office.
c 1970. Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, and Count Basie --- Original vintage ca. 1970's artist riders from 3 legendary American jazz musicians; including stage set up/band plots, promotional instruction, press quotes, etc. This material would have been sent by the artist's booking agency to the event promoter along with the contract in advance of the performance. In this case that promoter was Left Bank Jazz Society, a Baltimore, Maryland-based organization founded in 1964 who gained renown hosting a series of weekly concerts featuring nationally acclaimed performers like John Coltrane and Duke Ellington; concerts were held at the Famous Ballroom on N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Lot includes Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, and Count Basie. All are single stapled booklets, 8 1/2" x 11"; 10p, 2p, 11p, respectively. These are in excellent condition considering both their age and their use by a working promotional organization (L.B.J.S.). No tears or major issues, mostly age toning and corner wear; Maynard Ferguson (2 pages, includes just a bio and a band plot) shows a little more handling wear.
Chicago: The System Company, 1905-1906. Octavo; 6 volumes; G+/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, black with gold print; Each volume in slipcase of dark green paper, corners and edges of some slipcases are torn, but all are intact; Boards are half bound with black leather to spines and corners, marbled paper to boards, very slight wear to some spine caps, but else clean and strong; Text blocks have gilt top edges, marbled endpapers, uncut pages, name in ink on front endpapers; Volume titles: The Cost of Production / B.C. Bean, editor (ix, 198 pages) — Organizing a Factory / C.E. Woods (156 pages) — Business Correspondence / C.A. Burt, editor (221 pages) — Selling / A.L. Macbain, et al. (vii, 199 pages) — Credits and Collections / T.J. Zimmerman, editor (vi, 196 pages) — Buying / M.J. Clifford, et al. (216 pages).
Two piece poster set. Dark red background with off-white text. Horizontal images of large, bold text. First poster reads: “LEND!” Second poster reads: “Buy Early” in large lettering with smaller print at bottom stating, “Victory Liberty Loan”. Condition: Good- to Fair. Several chips to the edges of both pieces. Slight overall sun fading. Dimensions w 27 3/8 in x h 20 3/8 in.
Tunis: Ministere des Affaires Culturelles et de L'Information, 1971. Booklet; G-/no-DJ paperback; Yellow spine with black text; Covers have moderate wear such as lightly smudged and rubbed exterior with fraying & rubbed edges; Text block light writing inside front cover with slight wear along edges due to handling, page 85 has red ink mark but otherwise general wear with good binding; pp 214. French language.