1840. First Thus. Octavo in Brown leather case, G+/G+ case; Leather Case separating at the edges and corners, embossed with metal designs front and rear; Book in full leather with repaired spine and gilt designs; Interior shows some spotting, beautifully hand-lettered in Arabic with illuminated designs, front page torn and repaired with tape. In handwritten Arabic, final page reads "Finished 9th of Jumada al-thani 1261" [1261 in the lunar calendar is 1840] .Unpaginated. Shelved in case 3.
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London: C. Dilly and John Stockdale, 1787/1788. Volumes Two and Three of the First London Editions. 8vos., 2 volumes; VG-; spines paneled brown leather, red label with gilt lettering; BOTH VOLUMES HAVE BEEN TAMPERED WITH. The volume number on the title pages have been partially scraped off, so that one 'I' was removed from each, rendering the appearance of 'Vol. II.' to read 'Vol. I.', and 'Vol. III.' to read 'Vol. II.'. This is the only tampering with in these volumes that we have noticed.; spines newly rebound, previous brown leather boards present; moderate wear and soiling to boards, including some rounding to corners, chipping to leather; small stamp of a name to ffep; volume 2 has some water damage, primarily to upper for corner, and extending along the upper edge for the beginning of the volume, reached page number, but does not reach body of text; no underlining or markings to text; page 381/382 of volume 2 is torn, with the fore margin missing, none of the body of text is impacted, although the numbering in the margins is missing, page number present; minimal foxing, with what little there is sparse and faint; While newly rebound, both volumes are mislabeled on the spine. Volume 2 reads '1', and Volume 3 reads '2'. MK consignment; shelved case 1.
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.
Paris: Editions Emile-Paul Freres, 1927. Limited Edition, #HC/225. Quarto; VG-; housed in original wraps inside original chemise inside original box, chemise and box falling apart but present; gatherings partially disbound, but all present; Edition limited to 225 numbered copies, of which this one is numbered 'HC'; illustrated with 20 original etchings out of text (5 lithographs, of which one is in color, and 15 etchings, of which one in color); shelved case 11.
London and Glasgow: Collins, 1942 . First Edition, Third Printing. Quarto, xv, 290; VG/G; spine black with yellow and red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; dust jacket has numerous chips, primarily to head and tail of spine, closed tears to hinges, upper edge of front cover, small chip missing to upper edge of front cover; art studio name written to rear pastedown; small bookseller sticker to front pastedown; stamp for 'Coffin & Company" top top edge of text block; INSCRIBED on frontispiece by Walt Disney to a Jim; BL consignment; shelved case 3 or 11.
New York: Random House, 1930. Limited First Edition. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; beige/brown spine, gold text; cover has age toning along head edges, small stain at spine tail; textblock has staining on free endpapers and pastedowns, otherwise clean; pp 349.; Shelved case 0. This limited first edition of Frost's Collected Poems is number 80 of 1000 copies. The book is inscribed by Frost on the half title page to Anne and Robert von Moschzisker. It comes with two newspaper clippings detailing a literary award of $1000 Frost received in the home of Mr. and Mrs. von Moschzisker. The book also includes a sheet of paper with the hand-written address of Mrs. von Moschzisker and a three-page ALS dated December 22 from South Shaftsbury, Vermont, written to Anne from Elinor Frost. The letter is in an envelope affixed to the back pastedown of the book. In the letter, Elinor wishes Anne and Robert Christmas greetings and updates them on her Christmas plans. It also mentions the Literary award Frost received. This a truly special limited first edition collection of Frost's poems, which includes documents that provide insight into his personal life.
London: J. Newberry, 1758. First Edition, Second Issue. 16mo; G+; Contemporary binding with red label on spine with gilt; Front board is separating, still attached; general scuffing to edges, boards; Corners bumped, bent; Small pen marking on ffep; Toning to pages; Maps clear, undamaged; Small [1/2 inch] tear to index page; Frontispiece, engraved title page, preface leaf, B & W maps, index leaf; NOTES: maps are not tinted, all black and white. Book does not have Africa error or printed correction on index (second issue); SS Consignment. Shelved in Case 3.
London: John Murray, 1859. Third Edition. Octavo; G+; Green spine with gilt lettering; Third edition; 429 pages with two fold outs and pages of advertisements.; Darwin's contribution present and corrected on page 268. NOTES: The first edition of 1849 had a transposition error in Darwin's essay, some later states included a corrected text in a rear pocket. The second edition was issued in 1851, with no offprint of Darwin's article. This is the third edition, complete. Fold out maps are present, with some slight tears to the rear map.; Book has been repaired with original green cloth still present; Some cloth missing from the spine, lettering still present but worn; Former library book with bookplate from the Royal Navy on front paste down and faded ink stamp on title page; Boards show wear along the edges, corners bumped and beginning to fray. Pages are age toned, as is typical with some minor spotting, mostly at the beginning and on the fold outs; Interior otherwise clean and free of marking.; shelved case 3.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1895. The Author's Autograph Edition, #202/500. Octavos, 40 volumes; VG; uniformly bound in the publisher's original three quarters green morocco, marbled boards, paneled spines with gilt text and tooling, top edges gilt; marbled endpapers; 13 volumes with sunned spines; very mild wear to bindings; One of 500 sets, this is number 202, all volumes with limitation pages; this set contains page 209 of original manuscript of The Alhambra tipped in to volume one of The Alhambra, with several edits by Irving in ink.; shelved above HC Fiction.
Philadelphia: Prichard and Hall, 1788. First American Edition. Octavo, , 244,  pages; G; bound in contemporary mottled brown leather, flat spine with gilt bands and lettering; chipping to head of spine; rubbing and bumping to corners; front hinge shaken, with lower half detached; an unrestored copy, no signs of repair to binding; collation: [A]2, [B]4, C-G4, H3/4, I4, K1-3, L4, M-Z4, 2A-2I4, lacking H1/2, K4, L1-L3 (corresponds to pages 49-52, 71-78); L4 and M1 partially loose; title page has a strip torn off at the head, does not impact text; name written on title page; first and last few leaves and pastedowns have light to moderate browning in irregular along edges, probably from binder's glue; mild foxing throughout; lacking folding demographic Table of Virginia Indians; map on page 20 present; 4 pages of ads in rear as called for; JG consignment; shelved case 1.
London: W. Strahan; T. Cadell, 1775. First Edition, Second Issue. 8vo, 384pp.; VG; spine tan with six panels; bound in original printers boards; this edition has the six line errata and lack of cancels denoting a second issue; there is a message in pen on page opposing title page dated 1877; three pen marks on title page; text clean with no age marks; spine scratched and worn; corners of boards peeling; GP consignment; shelved case 3.
1936 & 1904. 1 Page TLS From Helen Keller, Forest Hills, NY dated 11/24/1936 to Mrs. Oliver S. Picher, Hubbard Woods, IL. Less that 5 weeks after the death of Keller's teacher Anne Sullivan the letter expresses her grief in the lost and her gratefulness at Picher's support. Signed by Keller (w/possibly her Secretary) in customary block-letter handwriting. ALSO, a 3 page TLS dated 5/20/1904 from Anne Sullivan to Mr. Alexender. The letter expresses Sullivan's gratitude for his visit and gift of flowers, as well as thanks for his suggestion of an autobiography for Helen Keller. Both letters show some folding, Sullivans letter also has some small spots of ink. Otherwise excellent. Shelve in case 0, autographs folder. JL Consignment.
Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany: Joseph Wolffischen, 1783. folio, 750pp., 24pp. index, 136pp.; VG; bound in brown leather, paneled spine with no lettering; front board decorated with metal in the four corners, diamond in the center; remnants of two clasps present, two metal hooks on fore edge of front board, two torn leather strips bound into rear board; moderate rubbing to boards; newer endpapers; title page has had a strip of paper approximately 1.25 inches (3.5cm.) high torn off of the bottom, primarily including the entirety of the publication information. It has been repaired with the backing of another sheet on that portion. There is a small tear in the middle of the page that is backed by a piece of paper on the verso, and so barely impacts the legibility of the words; complete collation: endpaper, title page, 2pp. table of contents, 4pp., 750pp., 24pp. index, title page, 6pp., 136pp.; separate title page with separate pagination; page 110 misprinted as 100, 160 as 142, 217 as 21, 271 as 217, 523 as 532, 524 as 534, 554 as 454, 732 as 571, only the page number impacted; small repairs on pages 165/166, 571/572, 633/634, 649/650, 687/688, 701/702, 705/706, 719/720, 1/2; illustrated pages beginning parts two and three on pages 165 and 567. The pagination between pages 566-571 appear to be missing a page, as is usual with this edition; ffep partially detached; profusely illustrated with over 800 black and white woodcut illustrations, including genre scenes, individual plants and animals, and distilling apparatus; Adam Lonicer was a German botanist who studied at Marburg and the University of Mainz, obtaining his Magister degree at sixteen years of age. After becoming a Doctor of Medicine in 1554, he became the town physician in Frankfurt am Main. His true interest though was herbs and the study of botany. His first important work on herbs, the Kräuterbuch, was published in 1557, with a large part dealing with distillation. He married Magdalena Egenolff, the daughter of Christian Egenolff, his Frankfurt publisher and a printer who specialized in herbals. The work that made his name famous is this popular herbal, the Kräuterbuch. Lonicer provides us with one of the early descriptions of local flora as well as being one of the first to differentiate deciduous trees from conifers. shelved case 4.
Londini [London]: Johannis Darby, 1690. First Edition. Octavo, xxxvi, 510 pages; VG: bound in full polished brown calf, paneled spine with red label and gilt lettering, gilt date on tail of spine; light scuff marks; title page soiled, frayed at outer blank edges, neatly backed, upper fore corner missing, slightly impacts double-ruled border but all text intact; leaves A3, A4, A5 frayed on edges; This is probably one of the few and Thick paper copies, as it is 1/4 inch taller than regular copies in contemporary calf, and the sheets bulk slightly over 1/4 inch thicker than regular paper copies. Collation: title page, A3-A8, a8, b2, B-Z8, Aa-Kk8, possibly missing either preliminary black A1 or page following title page; "Paradisum amissum", "Paradisum recuperatum", and "Samsonem Agonisten" each have separately dated title pages; pagination and register are continuous.; Wickenheiser 1759, Wing H2362, M2158, Coleridge 184, not in Kohler JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Rome: 1748. large folio, 21" x 16:, unpaginated; G; spine paneled mottled brown leather, red label, gilt lettering; gilt stamping on front and rear board; moderate wear and scratches to boards; peeling to corners; spine rebound, previous boards present, previous label; two medium strips of leather missing from lower edge of front board; marbled pastedowns; text in Italian; contains 33 plates of 41; lacking title page; index present, pencil notes stating the following plates are missing: I, III, V from Sala de Fatti Farbesi, IIII, VI, VIIII, XV from Anticamera del Concilio; GP consignment; shelved above shelf Myth/Folklore.
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.
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.
[Amsterdam]: [Jan Rieuwertsz Sr.], 1674 . Second Edition. Octavo, , 334, , , 182,  pages; VG-; bound in contemporary acid-washed calf, boards with double-ruled gilt to edges, gilt flowers in corners, paneled spine with elaborate gilt and gilt titling; marbled textblock; front board loose but present; marbled pastedowns present, marbled ffep and frep missing; first blank with two early ownership marks in ink, second blank with early notes on Spinoza in ink; Extremely scarce; shelved case 3.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. First English Edition. Octavo, , 141, [1 ads] pages; VG; in original buff paper wrappers printed in blue and red; rebacked with plain spine; housed in a green portfolio with flaps, gilt lettering to spine; 1885 on cover, which has been corrected to 1886 in ink, as always; Published Jan. 9, 1886, though intended to have been published in December of 1885.; very mild wear, primarily to corners; interior clean; shelved case 3.
Nuremberg: 1685. Thick folio (15 X 9.5) in ivory hardcovers with six-band embossed spine and title in black letters; condition: Good; substantial soiling on spine and fraying on edges; binding is strong, with open gutter in the back; previous owner’s penciled inscriptions on ffep; one regular plate and one double-folded plate missing; first front end page, first engraving and title page have a 7 X 5 deep right hand corner chip; first few pages also chipped but repaired with pasted paper; substantial chipping and ripping in right hand corner (6 in X 4.5 in X 1 in); a couple of double-page plates are cut off half way along the fold; occasional staining and off-setting on plates; in German; book is sold as is; this is a 1685 edition of the work Joachim von Sandrart, German Baroque historian, first published in 1680; shelved in Case # 4; due to size and weight, please contact us for shipping costs.
1844. 12mo., unpaginated; VG; bound in brown leather, gilt tooling to front and rear covers; spine has been repaired, and is now brown leather with no lettering or tooling; title page is an elaborate blue, red, and gilt page; 15-line naskh, signed al-Buruduri, of the pupils od al-Hajji Ahmad al-Fawzi, dated A.H. 1260; text in Arabic; NA consignment; shelved case 3.
1890. Autograph Manuscript, Four pages in French, 4.25" x 6.5", Lille; [ca. May-June] 1890. Poem, consisting of 23 stanzas [24th stanza crossed out], written by Bernard for his sister Madeleine when he was in Lille during the months of May-June 1890. In his poem, Bernard reminisces about their strolls in Pont-Aven, where they traveled together in the summer of 1888, "in the time of the time of the prophet Gauguin?" [His sister was for a time in love with Gauguin], and refers to places they visited and experiences they shared. He ends the poem with reflections on Lille's inhabitants, their clothing and appearances, and what secrets they conceal.; Consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Privately printed by Bernard Quaritch, 1880. First Edition, Second Issue. Thin Quarto; VG-; Original yellow paper wraps bound in 3/4 green leather and cloth boards; Gilt lettering on spine; Thought by most to be written, not translated by Richard Burton, an early transcription of Sufi ideas; First and second issues thought to number only around 200-250 copies; Cracking at the hinges beginning, some separation of the boards and binding; bumping and fraying at the corners; Small tears and creasing to original wraps (tape repairs); Some spotting/foxing throughout, though text is clean; 33 pages. GP consignment, shelved in case 7.
London: printed for William Crooke, at the Green-Dragon without Temple-Bar, 1691. Octavo, , 69, , 38,  ads; VG; bound in 19th century speckled calf by Zaehnsdorf, newly rebacked in similar leather, burgundy label with gilt titling; boards with moderate rubbing and wear, double-ruled gilt border, turn-ins; marbled endpapers; all edges of text block gilt; "A pastoral dialogue concerning friendship and love. Occasion’d by the death of the Honourable J.T." has separate dated title page and pagination; register is continuous.; Extremely scarce; shelved case 3.
Amsterdam: Chez George Gallet, 1703. First Illustrated French Edition. folio, , 556 pages, ; VG; 3/4 bound with brown leather spine, black leather label with gilt lettering, marbled boards; newly repaired, with new spine, previous marbled boards preserved; rubbing and shelfwear to boards, edges worn; mild foxing throughout; half-title and engraved frontispiece; small pen writing in upper fore corner of title page; complete collation, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Zzz4, Aaaa4; with 16 folding plates, 16 single plates, 39 black and white plates embedded within text, and 3 color plates embedded within text; plate 1 is folded in such a way that it slightly sticks out the fore edge, and as such the vertical crease is torn along the lower half; full title continues: et de quelques autres adjacentes ; dont les principales sont Chypre, Rhodes, Candie, Samos, Chio, Negrepont, Lemnos, Paros, Delos, Patmos, avec un grand nombre d'autres. Comprenant leurs noms, leur situation, leurs villes, leurs châteaux, l'histoire tant ancienne que moderne de leurs habitants ; leur gouvernement, les révolutions qui y sont arrivés, les plantes, animaux, &c. qui s'y trouvent.; shelved case 4.
Basileæ: In officina Frobeniana, 1542. Folio, , 816 pages,  pages index; VG; bound in contemporary full vellum, paneled spine with faded ink lettering to head of spine, full tooling to boards, partial beveling to edges; bound with two clasps, majority of lower clasp missing, upper clasp present; slight scraping to text block from clasp; woodcut printer's device on title page and verso of final leaf; woodcut initials; colophon on verso of final leaf; text in Latin with sections in Greek; wide margins; no bookplates or previous owners markings; index in rear; This edition is part 2 of "Nouum Testamentum iam quintum ac postremum accuratissima cura recognitum à Des. Erasmo Roterodamo cum annotationibus ... Basileae, 1541 [1542 - cf. colophon].; consignment; shelved case 4.
New York/London: Appleton and Co./Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1889. First US Edition [Second Issue]. Octavo; G+; Ochre boards and spine with gilt lettering; Some bumping and scuffing to the edges and corners of the boards, some slight tearing to the cloth at the spine edges, spine scuffed, gilt lettering faded but visible fraying at the corners; Binding is shaken with some tearing at the gutter and end papers both front and rear; Text block is age toned, as typical; Free of marking; BD consignment, shelved case 10.
London: Printed for John Starkey, 1680. Second Edition. 12mo, 132 pages, 4 pages ads; VG; bound in late 19th century full brown morocco, raised bands on spine, gilt lettering, triple-ruled turn-ins; all edges of text block gilt; small amount of rubbing to head and tail of spine; first leaf bears a license to print on verso; "Samson Agonistes" has seperate dated title page on E4 recto, pagination and register are continuous; A-H8, I2; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Boston: Light & Horton, 1834. First Edition. 12mo., 200pp.; VG-; spine green cloth with gilt lettering; spine faded, minor wear to gilt; bumping and small chipping to head and tail of spine; minor bumping and peeling to corners; some small amount of bubbling to boards; intermittent minor foxing throughout; 5 word stamp in purple ink on ffep, front pastedown; published when he was only 25, his first collection of poetry predates both his freemasonry connections and his military service; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Romæ: 1699. Oblong folio, 138 pages; VG; newly rebound in 1/4 brown leather, paneled spine with burgundy label and gilt lettering. brown cloth boards; mild wear to edges of title page, first few leaves, last few leaves; 16 1/2 x 11 inches; lacking 10 plates, numbers: 8, 12, 57, 70, 75, 80, 104, 107, 109, 129; JB consignment; shelved above mythology.
Genova: [Appresso Girolamo Bartoli], 1590. Small Quarto, 11, , 255, , 71, , 40,  pages; G; bound in contemporary vellum, paneled spine, one panel with burgundy label and gilt lettering, one panel with black lettering; mild soiling and wear to vellum; illustrated title page, some early green coloring, lower fore corner missing a small chip; with 20 full-page plates, one bound at the beginning of each of the 20 cantos; the ninth and sixteenth plates have been pasted onto a new sheet and tipped in, presumably either from damage to the sheet or mating from another copy; EM consignment; shelved case 3.
Rome: Pietro Piale & Mariano de Romanis, 1824. Third Edition. 4to, 2 volumes; VG; spines paneled brown with green labels and gilt lettering, each volume also has a number 1/2 in gilt; 3/4 bound in tan calf with green marbled paper; some shelfwear and bumping to the edges and corners; spine in excellent condition; rebound with new endpapers, spine; map in volume 1 intact with a small rip on the right side; text free of most age marks; diagrams and views intact; shelved case 4.
London: Heinemann, 1960. First U.K. Edition. Octavo, 296 pages; VG/VG; spine pictorial with black and orange lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; minor bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; small sticker torn off of endpaper, no damage to book, else interior clean and in excellent condition; card containing only Harper Lee's signature protected in books mylar covering; FN consignment; 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.
Boston: Theodore Abbot, 1846. Twelfth Edition. 12mo, 108 pages; VG-; hardcover; rebound in 3/4 maroon leather with marbled paper; boards slightly bowed, some shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges; text block age toned, tape on frontispiece tail fore corner, light tearing on frontispiece and title page fore edges, closed tear on page 70 fore edge, occasional soiling; shelved case 3.
London: John Streater, 1657. First Edition. Octavo, 306 pages; VG; rebound in 1800s, brown leather, gilt tooling on boards and paneled spine, five raised bands on spine with brown and black title labels and gilt lettering, marbled end papers; boards slightly bowed, general shelfwear, some edgewear, soiling on rear, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges; text block trimmed close to top edge and occasionally slightly nicks title, age toned, small amount of writing on title page, damp staining throughout, occasional soiling, tear on fore edge of rear blank, soiling spot on exterior fore edge; shelved case 3.
Washington, DC: Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. First edition. Folio; (2), 159 pp., printed on rectos only. Three large folding maps, backed with linen. Original three-quarter calf, brown boards, gilt spine lettering, rebacked, with original spine laid down. VG, boards rubbed, particularly at spine and corners. Some scattered foxing. Ink notation on title page: "This book corrected and revised for M.G. Emery, Alderman 4th Ward by W. Forsyth, Surveyor, 10th Feb. 1857." Facing the title page is a handwritten list of squares added or corrected, 32 squares in total. Elaborate cartographic survey of the District. Shelve in Case #1.
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.
London: William Washington, 1629. Second Edition. square/small 8vo, 335pp.; VG; brown paneled spine with red label and gilt lettering; rebound, previous boards rebacked, diced with 4 diamonds; faded gilt tooling on edges; marbled endpapers; red specks on text block; binding becoming loose on first two endpapers; significant writing in pen on front and rear endpapers; some writing on text pages, mostly on margins in the form of arrows; misprint on pp. 27 line 2 'pring' for 'bring; top edge trimmed, no text or titles are lost; some waviness to pages; shelfwear and bumping appropriate with age; GP consignment; shelved case 7.
Philadelphia: R. H. Baist, 1938-1965. Elephant Folios, 4 volumes; VG-; 1/2 bound in maroon cloth with mustard cloth boards; hardcover, some wear. Contents very good. 141 detailed maps, based on surveys conducted by Baist's employees, showing not only major landmarks and government buildings, but the location of nearly every structure in Washington, including houses color coded by the type of material used to build their exteriors; Title information mounted on pastedown, index on ffep; extremely scarce, the only copies on sale at the time of listing; extremely heavy, please contact for accurate shipping costs; AS consignment; shelved above aisle A.
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.
Lutetiæ [Paris]: Apud Bernardum Turrisanum, sub Aldina Bibliotheca, via Iacobæa, 1565. Folios; VG; bound in early full brown leather, paneled spines with gilt tooling and lettering; volume 1 rebacked with previous spine preserved; volume 2 has cracking to hinges, chipping to tail of spine, large chip missing to head of spine; ex-library bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1; Aldine dolphin-and-anchor device on title-pages; Large capital initials, decorated initials; scattered and sparse marginalia; At foot of title-page: Cum priuilegio Regis; several mispaginations; Parts 2-4 have seperate title pages: Tomvs secvndus (tertivs, qvartvs)--Operum M. Tullii Ciceronis; Part 1 dated 1566.; Part 1 contains the rhetorical works, Part 2, the orations, Part 3, the epistles Part 4, the philosophical works. Part 1 includes additions and corrections to parts 2-4.; Latin text, with some Greek words; consignment; shelved case 4.
Lyon, France: Guillaume Rouille, 1561. Small quarto in vellum with faded letters on spine; in fair condition; substantial shelf wear and soiling; back cover and spine with open tears; loose binding with open gutters; title page heavily discolored with one tear; first few pages have a large stain along gutter; warped paper with tears in a couple of pages; musty odor; this is a translation in Spanish of the 1553 edition; the second part of the book covers the medals owned since the Christian era to the Reign of Don Carlos; shelved in Case # 3; please contact us for shipping costs.
Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, 1992-2016. 19 volumes in all, large 4to, 625-900pp per volume, in cloth boards with pictorial dustjackets, white titles on spines. Volume 1: Ostrich to Ducks (1992) ISBN 8487334105; Volume 2: New World Vultures to Guineafowl (1994) ISBN 8487334156; Volume 3: Hoatzin to Auks (1996) ISBN 8487334202; Volume 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos (1997) ISBN 8487334229; Volume 5: Barn-owls to Hummingbirds (1999) ISBN 8487334253; Volume 6: Mousebirds to Hornbills (2001) ISBN 848733430x; Volume 7: Jacamars to Woodpeckers (2002) ISBN 8487334377; Volume 8: Broadbills to Tapaculos (2003) ISBN 8487334504; Volume 9: Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails (2004) ISBN 8487334695; Volume 10: Cuckoo-shrikes to Thrushes (2005) ISBN 8487334725; Volume 11: Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers (2006) ISBN 849655306x; Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees (2007) ISBN 8496553426; Volume 13: Penduline-tits to Shrikes (2008) ISBN 8496553450; Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows (2009) ISBN 8496553507; Volume 15: Weavers to New World Warblers (2010) ISBN 9788496553682; Volume 16: Tanagers to New World Blackbirds (2011) ISBN 8496553787; Special Volume: New Species and Global Index (2013) ISBN 8496553884; HBW and Bird Life International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, Volume 1: Non-Passerines (2014) ISBN 8496553949; Volume 2: Passerines (2016) ISBN 8496553981. Condition of these volumes is, for the most part, As New to Fine. Some volumes appear to have very slightly sunned spines, or it could just be a variation in the printing as these books were produced over a 25-year period. Each volume weighs around 10lbs. Shelved above Nature.
New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 61 pages; VG-; bound in publishers blue cloth, no lettering on spine; one moderate bump to the middle of the front hinge; mild shelfwear; This edition was not issued with a Dust Jacket.; This educational edition predates the trade edition by 2 months (the trade edition was released March 1 1957 whereas the educational edition was released in January of 1957). In Dr. Seuss's own words, on June 11, 1956, he wrote to Random House: "Don't ever show this letter to anyone, but I've got a hunch . . . (very immodest) . . . Namely, according to Houghton-Mifflin, who will be releasing my First Grade Reader to schools early in Jan. or Feb., we've got a possibility of making a tremendous noise in the noisy discussion of Why Johnny Can't Read. The Random House trade edition won't come out until later, and the big noise may never come off." At the time, Random House did not use multiple binding signatures, hence the single signature binding of the first printing of the trade edition. Houghton Mifflin had already begun printing books with multiple signature bindings, this is why in later printings of the trade edition Random House actually copies the format of the Houghton Mifflin edition. Also note, Dr. Seuss on the front page is printed in red, as was the first trade edition, however it lacks the "for beginner readers" logo printed on the trade edition (a secretly added feature by Bennett Cerf to make the trade edition more appealing and to boost Random House sales).; Houghton Mifflin had possibly intended to release a children's book series called "Read by Yourself Books" in 1957, and there is a label on the rear cover stating so. shelved case 2.
New York: ballantine Books, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 152pp.; VG/VG; spine teal with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.75'; gray cloth boards with dark green lettering on spine; minimal amounts of wear to corners, head and tail of spine; INSCRIBED on half-title page by Farmer; Farmer's first full length published novel; LP consignment; shelved case 3.
Shahrokh Hatami, 1977. Limited Edition, 1/50. Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, Egyptian President Anwar Al Sadat, and Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan at the Israel/Egypt peace talks in 1977. This was taken shortly after Sadat’s November 20th address to the Israeli Knesset. On November 19, 1977, an Egyptian Air Force plane landed at Ben-Gurion Airport, and the following day, Sadat visited the Knesset and delivered his historic speech, declaring: “I come to you today on solid ground, to shape a new life, to establish peace. We all, on this land, the land of God; we all, Muslims, Christians and Jews, worship God and no one but God.” Preceding this was the 13 days of tense and dramatic negotiations at Camp David from the 5 to 17 of September, 1978.; Shahrokh Hatami - Photographer: Life magazine published his coverage of the overthrow of democratically elected PM Mohammed Mossadegh and the restoration to power of the Shah in 1953. Twenty-five years later, Hatami shot dramatic images of street fighting during the Iranian Revolution of 1978-79, which overthrew the Shah. The Library of Congress acquired his coverage of this popular revolution. Hatami counted among his friends President’s Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar Sadat, Jordan’s King Hussein, and Saudi King Faicsal, along with various other Syrian and Lebanese political figures. He was present during the Israel/Egypt peace talks in 1977-1978, taking shots of Egyptian President Anwar Al Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. In frame, measures 19 1/2 x 24 inches.; consignment.
New York: The Publishers Printing Co., 1908. First Edition. 8vo., 333pp., v; VG; bound in brown cloth, dull gilt lettering on spine; boards have mild rubbing and wear, 4 small spots of fading on spine; white lettering and pictorial image on front cover; bookplate on front pastedown; SIGNED flat by Harry Houdini on ffep, vertical signature; frontispiece with tissue guard; gutter beginning to tear at first page of illustrations, as appears normal; boards slightly shaken; mild bumping to corners; KS consignment; shelved case 5.
New Haven; Bruges: Harvard; St. Catherine Press, 1947, 1951, 1958. First Editions. Quartos, 3 volumes; VG/VG; spines beige with black lettering; dust jackets protected with a mylar covering, prices uncut, mild wear and age-toning; interiors clean; scarce as a complete set; shelved above Ancient Civilizations.