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.
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London: Printed by S. Simmons, and are to be sold by T. Helder, at the Angel in Little Brittain, 1669. First Edition. Octavo; VG; bound in full morocco, spine paneled with gilt lettering; gilt text block; some wear and rubbing to binding; ffep through page A3 mostly loose, still attached through two pieces of string to the binding; A4, a4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Tt4, Vv2; small hole in middle of leaf Cc3, impacts text; a few leaves slightly stained. Bookplate of Thomas Jefferson McKee. McKee, 1840-1899, was a well-known book collector and lawyer from New York whose collection was auctioned off in 1900. In the auction, this copy was item number 3091. Autograph of Evert A. Duyckinck, 1839 on top blank margin of title. Evert Augustus Duyckinck, 1816-1878, was an American publisher and biographer. Among his work, he assisted Edgar Allan Poe in printing his Tales collection in 1845 and selected which stories to include. Duyckinck was also known to have lent Melville copies of his books, including a copy of the Decameron and a copy of Paradise Lost. Has the stamp of 'Lenox Library-Duplicate' on verso of title. The Lenox Library was a library incorporated and endowed in 1870, became a part of the founding collection of the New York Public Library in 1895, and opened to the public in this capacity in 1911. Of its collection in 1894, 15,000 of the 83,331 were from the collection of Evert Augustus Duyckinck. Simmons printed 1,200 first edition copies in 1667, and issued them over three years with varying title pages. The title pages have different years, with them reading 1667, 1668, or 1669. There is no known relationship between when a given copy of the text itself was printed, and the attached title page, making establishing priority difficult. This issue includes "Milton's synopsis of each book ("the Arguments" of Books 1–10), his defense of "the Verse," and a list of errata, adding sixteen pages of preliminary matter to the book. Simmons's note to the reader states that he had procured this explanation from Milton because readers of the poem had "stumbled" on first encountering it, asking "why the Poem Rimes not." Milton's strident defense of blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter) is printed in large type that fills two pages. His chosen meter, although no longer fashionable by 1667, was the dominant mode of Shakespeare's plays and is the closest to the natural rhythms of English speech. Samuel Johnson later commented sarcastically that, "finding blank verse easier than rhyme, [Milton] was desirous of persuading himself that it is better."" [Morgan Library] JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Witebergae [Wittenberg]: 1531. First Edition. Small quarto (7.125 x 5.5 inches; 182 x 140 mm.).  leaves. Signatures: A-E4 F6 G² h4 I-N4 O² P-2V4(-2V4, blank). Bound without blank leaf 2V4; 2A2 signed "A2." Printer and date of publication from colophon on 2V3 recto. Apologia Confessionis has separate title-page (G1 recto), with "Emenda" beneath the title. Decorative and historiated woodcut initials. Later quarter calf with black paper-covered boards; all edges trimmed and stained blackish-blue; plain endpapers, double-flyleaves at front, single at the rear. Front board detached but for single string at bottom; calf mostly gone; edges worn; corners softened; scuffing to boards; loose electrical tape affixed to bottom of rear board, curling over spine. Front free endpaper and first flyleaf completely detached. Repairs to inner hinges; label pulled up from front pastedown. Split between gatherings V and Z, starting between leaves 2T3 and 2T4, 2V2 and 2V3. Minor thumbsoiling scattered throughout text; some toning; occasional foxing. Text very good in just good binding. Housed in custom black cloth clamshell with red spine label stamped in gilt. [Augsburg Confession]. Confessio fidei exhibita invictiss. Imp. Carolo V. Caesari Aug. in Comiciis Augustae, Anno M. D. XXX. Addita est Apologia Confessionis [by Philipp Melancthon]. Beide, Deudsch und Latinisch. Wittenberg: [Impressum per Georgium Rhau, 1531]. First edition of the Augsburg Confession, containing the Latin texts of the Confessio and Melanchton's Apologia. Although the title-page states that it contains both the Latin and German texts, this first edition contains Latin text only (the German translation by Justus Jonas was added slightly later). Catalog entry tipped to front pastedown from "J. J. Lentnersche Hofbuchhandlung (E. Stahl), München," "Lager-Katalog Nr. 8." Annotations throughout the text in at least two, possibly as many as four different hands, including a couple of manicules. Several early ink ownership inscriptions on the title-page, the earliest that of "Theodorus Backhusius Possessor," who was pastor at Oldenberg (d. 1625); followed by "Vogt 1735," "JFG Olbers 1766" and "H. Meere." Recto of front free endpaper bears ink manuscript notes that seem to be from nineteenth-century New Testament commentator H. A. W. Meyer [Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer (1800-1873)], dated 1868; verso with additional notes, signed by his son "Professor Dr. [Gustav] Meyer," dated "7 Januar 1883." Bookseller's ticket of Schaeffer & Koradi, Philadelphia. Neuser, Bibliographie, 8. See VD16 C 4734 and C 4735. Sold together with a copy of Neuser's Bibliographie der Confessio Augustana und Apologie, 1530-1580. Nieuwkoop: De Graaf Publishers, 1987.; BK consignment; shelved case 3.
[Rouen]: [n.p.], 1707. First Edition, First Issue. Quarto, , 204,  pages; VG; Bound in contemporary calf, spine gilt with raised bands, gilding faded and a bit rubbed, inner hinge front cover cracked but binding solid. Large folding table, "Formulaire qui peut servir pour tout un pays", at page 192.; Extremely Rare First Edition, First Issue, with B4 in an uncancelled state, on p. 16, a setier is given as weighing 170, rather than 240 pounds, "...le septier pesant net cent soixante & dix livres..."; In Le Projet d’une dixme royale (“Project for a Royal Tithe”), one of the 18th century’s most important writings on political reform, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707) suggested replacing existing taxes, which were unfair and offered limited yield, with a 10% income tax on all land and trade from which no one should be exempt. He substantiated his arguments with a mass of statistical documentation practically unprecedented and, in doing so, pioneered the use of statistics in economics. The idea, which occurred to Vauban as he made observations on his constant travels throughout the kingdom, was intended to help France overcome an economic crisis and keep its rank as a great power. As the situation worsened, in 1706 Vauban had his book secretly printed in François Maurry’s Rouen press and gave his entourage the first copies, bound in Paris at the widow Fétil’s. The French government, too deeply committed to the system of tax farming (i.e., selling the right to collect taxes to groups of financiers for a fixed sum), was reluctant and even unable to revoke the exemptions of the privileged classes. Their dependence on them, and lacking interest in fundamental reforms, led to the government suppressing the publication of his book. On February 14, 1707 the Privy Council ordered the destruction of all the copies, which had been published without permission. The ailing Vauban did not survive the affair, dying on March 30th. Subsequent searches of his home failed to turn up any other copies.; According to Boislisle, the first edition was printed in Rouen in 1706 at the initiative of the Abbé de Beaumont (who is actually credited with the authorship of the work by Boisguilbert). Vauban had the sheets bound by the widow of a certain Fétil, and took great pains that the book did not have any public circulation. It was prohibited on 14 February 1707, but apparently the police were only able to seize two copies. To the police, the binder declared she had had 264 copies in total, 12 bound in morocco, the rest in calf. The two copies seized at the Abbé de Beaumont's were described as in 'veau fauve' and marbled parchment. See Arthur Michel de Boislisle, La Proscription du projet de Dime Royale et la mort de Vauban (Mémoire lu à l'Académie des sciences morales et politiques), Paris, 1875.; A notable rarity, of 'an erudite economic work much in advance of its time, and distinguished both by accuracy of method and breadth of view' (Palgrave), 'creditable alike to the heart and the head of its illustrious author' (McCulloch). 'Though the book was published anonymously, and only a few copies issued (for circulation among friends), Vauban had to submit to the mortification of seeing it 'pilloried' by the parliament, while he himself incurred the displeasure of the king (Louis XIV).' (Palgrave).; The copy of the author himself contained four pages of manuscript in which statements were to be found which could not be printed and in which Vauban, among other things, clearly distinguishes between nobles which have earned their title and position by their actions, whether by their ancestors and by themselves and are an honour to the State, and those who have purchased their titles and are of no use at all to the State. [Les Collections Aristophil].; The Projet d'une Dixme Royale is an outstanding work in the field of public finance. Its two most notable features are its understanding of the central role of fiscal policy in economic reform - the result of an exceptionally comprehensive grasp of the economic process - and its use of detailed numerical data to substantiate conclusions. Schumpeter called the work 'unsurpassed, before or after, in the neatness and cogency of the argument . Purposeful marshalling of all the available data was the essence of his analysis. Nobody ever understood better the true relation between facts and argument. It is this that makes him an economic classis in the eulogistic sense of the work, and a forerunner of modern tendencies' (Schumpeter, History of Economic analysis, p. 204).; BH consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Printed by Ruth Raworth for Humphrey Moseley, 1645. First Edition. Octavo, 120 pages; VG; bound in full burgundy diced morocco, rebacked with closely matching spine with gilt lettering, new endpapers; bookplate of the Warrington Museum on front pastedown; small hole to page 43, 107, covers exactly one letter each; water damage to the entire interior, probably occurred before the most recent rebinding. The lower half along the gutter is largely free of water damage, but the rest faintly stained; top edge pages cut close, with the margin sometimes being removed in its entirety, and the page number cut in half.; title page shows more wear than other pages; Underlining or marginalia on pages 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30, 37, 44, 48, 49, 50, 51, 57, Issue with "S." before "Pauls" in imprint, but no priority has been established. The printing has a deep debossed lettering. Lacking frontispiece and Latin poems. While it has the separate titlepage for Comus (a.k.a. A Mask), it is lacking the one for the Latin Poemata. This 1645 collection of Milton's poetry was the only poetry of his to see print until Paradise Lost appeared in 1667. JG consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 634pp.; G+; spine green cloth with gilt lettering; original publisher's cloth, original orange endpapers, with the publisher's circular device blindstamped on the front and rear boards; spine partially faded to tan, with gilt lettering also partially faded, some small brown discoloration to spine edge; endpapers have some discoloration; moderate foxing throughout; six pages of publisher's ads; binding slightly loose; top edge of front hinge of front board has a repaired tear; BAL 13664; HC consignment; Shelved Case 2.
London: S. Simmons, 1674. Second Edition. 12mo, , 333 pages; VG; bound in full maroon straight-grained morocco, spine with elaborate gilt tooling, gilt lettering; gilt text block; two different gilt rolls along borders; gilt roll on board edges, turn-ins; marbled endpapers; top edge pages cut close, with the margin sometimes being removed in its entirety, and part of the title and page number cut in half; second free endpaper has two small slivers of paper glued on, containing previous auction/bookseller descriptions of this volume; Small bookplate on front pastedown, with the seal of the Merrill family. Ffep has the Lalique Bookplate Emilie: a 4.5 inches in length paper decorated with leaves and the large name Emilie in the design as well as the R. Lalique signature in the plain border area. The Lalique Bookplate was designed especially for the American heiress Emilie Grigsby. A 1912 auction sale of her library in New York City stated that every book in the auction contained the bookplate specially designed for her by Rene Lalique. frontispiece portrait engraved by Dolle. The first issue in which the Poem is divided into twelve books (in former issue it was in ten books only). Also for the first time appears Andrew Marvell's Commendatory Poem "On Paradise Lost" JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Leipzig: Hugo Heller & Co.; Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, 1912-1934. Various, Some First Collected Editions, Some Rebound Periodicals. large Octavos, 14 volumes; VG; various bindings, volumes 1 and 2 3/4 bound, with burgundy leather spine, marbled boards, paneled spines with gilt lettering; volume 5 1/2 bound with brown cloth spine, green paper boards; volumes 4, 6-14, and 20 bound in full burgundy cloth, gilt lettering on spine; ex-library, with the markings of the Baltimore Psychoanalytic Society, including stamps on all three edges of all text blocks, bookplates on front pastedown, library pocket on rear pastedowns; all volumes have mild rubbing and shelfwear; Volume 1: 1912, contains I.1-I.5, , spine peeling and largely loose, repair to gutter of endpapers; Volume 2: 1913, contains II.1-II.6, plate for II.1 present, repair to gutter of endpapers; Volume 4: 1915/16, contains IV.1-IV.6; Volume 5: 1917-1919, contains V.1-V.5/6, front board detached, rear board and spine nearly detached; Volume 6: 1920, contains VI.1-VI.4; Volume 7: 1921, contains VII.1-VII.4, VII.1-3 on slightly green paper; Volume 8: 1922, contains VIII.1-VIII.4; Volume 9: 1923, contains parts 1-4; Volume 10: 1924, contains parts 1-4; Volume 11: 1925, contains parts 1-3, lacking part 4, contains the original periodicals, includes front three yellow covers, cover for part 1/2 has some repair to the edges; Volume 12: 1926, contains parts 1-4; Volume 13, 1927, contains parts 1-4; Volume 14: 1928, contains part 1, contains the original periodical, the front two pages have repair to the edges; Volume 20, 1934, contains part 4, contains the original periodical, with bright yellow front cover; Shelved room 11.
New York: Printed and sold by George F. Hopkins, 1802. Second Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in full contemporary calf, black spine labels wih gilt lettering; boards with moderate rubbing, including some wear to hinges, scraping to leather; newspaper clipping tipped onto verso of title page, staining to first page of preface; Ownership on front pastedowns of A. S. Burleson. Ownership on both title pages of Hugh Nelson. some sparse marginalia to text, including writing the authors of certain essays under the title, writing covers most of the front endpapers; DG consignment; shelved in Case 1.
[London]: Printed by Richard Bishop [and Robert Young], and are to be sold by Andrew Crooke, in St. Paules, Church-yard, 1640/1641. Second Folio Printing. Folios, 2 volumes; VG; rebacked with new calf spines, burgundy labels with gilt lettering, previous boards preserved; marbled endpapers; both volumes have previous owners name and information on sfep; For volume 1, the subsidiary plays each have separate dated title pages. That to "Poëtaster" has imprint "London, printed by Robert Young. M.DC.XL.". "Epigrammes" begins new pagination and register; otherwise pagination and register are continuous. Most of the parts have special title page with imprint: London, Printed by R. Bishop, 1640. "Poëtaster" has title page with imprint: "London, Printed by Robert Young, M.DC.XL.".; The title page is engraved and signed "Guliel[mus] Hole fecit".; Signatures: A-Kkk6 Lll4; 2A-2T6.; For volume 2, it consists of two volumes, 2 and 3, the former intended as a continuation of the first volume published in 1615. Vol. 2 was edited by the author, vol. 3 by Sir Kenelm Digby. The three plays comprising volume 2 ("Bartholmew [sic] Fayre", "The Diuell is an asse", and "The staple of nevves") each have separate title page with imprint "... printed by I[ohn]. B[eale]. for Robert Allot ... 1631"; "; Signatures: A6 B-M4 Aa-Cc4 2D-H4 2I6 N-Y4 Vol. 3 B-Q4, R2, S-X4, Y2, Z4, Aa-Oo4, Pp2, Qq4, 2A-K4, 2L2, 2M-R4, 3A-P4, 3Q2, 3R-V4. Closed tear to L4; CK consignment; shelved case 0.
Londini [London]; Oxonii [Oxford]: Impensis Brabazoni Aylmeri sub Signo Trium Columbarum, 1674/1672. First Edition. Octavo, VG-; bound in early paneled brown calf, front hinge repaired; spine paneled with no lettering; single gilt roll to board edges; first two endpapers and front pastedown have pencil writing; Epistolarum Familiarium: 3-155  +  pages bookseller's advertisements, collation: A2-8, B-I8, K1-7, lacking A1 and K8; F7 has a torn chip to lower fore corner; Epistlae Duare: 3-171 [172 blank] [173-182], Turkish and Arabic Index; collation: B2-8, C-H8, I-P4, Q8; lacking A1-4, B1, text supplied in contemporary manuscript hand on two blank leaves bound directly before B2; B2-C8 have some staining to lower and fore edge, text still legible; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Printed by J.M. for John Starkey, 1671. First Edition, Second Issue. Octavo, , 111, , 101  pages; VG; bound in polished diced brown calf, paneled spine with gilt ruled label and gilt lettering; blind roll to board edges; mild shelfwear; M1 has a small closed tear on the lower edge; complete collation with A², B-O⁸, P⁴, including rare N3 cancel leaf in Samson Agonistes, with fore edge wide and folded, license opposite title page (both with blank versos), Omissa followed by Errata and blank verso at rear; Second issue: With "loth" for "loah" on F2 Complete with license leaf and errata; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: printed [by William Stansby] for Walter Burre [and are to be sold at his shop in Paules Church-yard at the signe of the Crane], 1614. First Edition. Folio; G+; bound in early diced brown calf, newly rebacked with new spine and corners, paneled with gilt lettering; housed in a custom brown buckram covered clamshell; With the Poem and the engraved title page. Both have been trimmed and inlaid, possibly having been married to this copy from another.; With 5 folding maps, Lacking 3 maps: the Arabian Desert (pages 414/415), Troy (452/453), and Troy (454/455). Maps trimmed incredibly close, with map of the Middle East impacted just slightly.; Lacking blank leaf 3K4 and terminal blank 7C6; 4G3r has the woodcut initial hand-colored, with the color bleeding over to the facing page; with the Errata leaf at the end; Printer’s name and bookseller’s address from colophon.; "The first part of the historie of the vvorld .. The third booke" (caption title) begins new pagination on 4A1r.; LD consignment; shelved case 4.
Paris: C. Lambin, 1661. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo,  112 pages; VG; 1/4 bound with contemporary brown leather spine, green label with gilt lettering on spine, brown marbled boards; moderate wear and rubbing to boards and spine, including chipping to head and tail of spine, significant rubbing to spine, causing parts to have been worn of entirely; bookplate of Charles Hugh Stevenson on front pastedown, along with a small sticker reading '14-25-23'; title page has a piece cut out of it, to the right of the printers mark, not impacting any text; very slight staining to rear of portrait; Sig. 2 *4 A-O4, with C2 marked as B2, F2 marked as F1, K2 and L3 not marked, M3 marked M2; no writing or marginalia; fingerprint ink stains to top margin of page 112; With engraved portrait frontispiece of Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans and numerous woodcut initials and tailpieces; To our knowledge, the only copies are held by the New York Public Library, New York, John Carter Brown Library, Rhode Island, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, U. S. Library of Congress, District of Columbia, University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, British Library, London, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, plus any copies currently for sale or in private collections. This is an incredibly scarce book.; [JCB(3) III:51-52], [Grasse I:348], [Alden & Landis 661], [Sabin 4957]; "The first chapter attempts to reconcile differing views of various writers, as cited by Berquen, on the origin of gemstones and precious metals, with following chapters taking up the principal gemstones, and some minor ones, as diamond, sapphire, topaz, ruby, spinel, emerald, amethyst, aquamarine, hyacinth, opal, chrysolite, iris, vermeille, garnets, carnelian, turquoise, quartz varieties, pearl, coral and amber, and lastly, a chapter on gold and silver" (Sinkankas, p. 97f.) SS consignment; shelved case 3.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 325 pages; VG/none; in publisher's black cloth, yellow titling; mild rubbing; minor tape remnants to free endpapers; gutter slightly visible on half-title; lacking scarce dust jacket; no bookplates or previous ownership markings; Inscribed on dedication page by J. Edgar Hoover, Clyde Tolson, and Courtney Riley Cooper. "To Anita Sheaffer With best wishes and appreciation 2/3/38 J. Edgar Hoover", "Sincerely - Clyde A. Tolson 2/4/38", "Me too! Courtney Riley Cooper"; GM consignment; shelved case 5.
London / Edinburgh: 1794-1833. Octavos, 28 volumes; VG; uniformly bound in full burgundy calf with gilt tooling by J. Clarke, each volume with two black labels with gilt lettering to spine; All volumes have some rubbing and wear to bindings, including wear to front hinges, parts of labels missing; top edges of text blocks gilt; This set contains the following volumes: Some Account of the Life and Publications of the Late Joseph Ritson, Esq. - Robert Triphook, London, 1824 [bound with] Northern Garlands (comprising 4 parts: The Bishopric Garland or Durham Minstrell, The Yorkshire Garland, The Northumberland Garland or Newcastle Nightingale, and The North-Country Chorister - R. Triphook, London, 1809/1810 [bound with] Gammer Gurton's Garland, R. Triphook, London, 1810; Ancient Songs, From the Time of King Henry the Third, to the Revolution - J. Johnson, London, 1790 (First Edition); The Life of King Arthur - Payne and Foss, London, 1825 (First Edition); Robin Hood - T. Egerton, London, 1795, Two Volumes (First Edition); Scotish Song - J. Johnson, London, 1714 [Really 1794], Two Volumes (First Edition); Annals of the Caledonians, Picts, and Scots - W. and D. Laing, Edinburgh, 1828, Two Volumes [Volume 1, rear board detached, tail panel missing] (First Edition); The Caledonian Muse: A Chronological Selection of Scotish Poetry from the Earliest Times - Robert Triphook, London, 1821; Poems, Written Anno MCCCLII. By Laurence Minot, J. H. Burn, London, 1825 (Second Edition); Memoirs of the Celts of Gauls - Payne and Foss, London, 1827 (First Edition); A Select Collection of English Songs, With Their Original Airs - F. C. and J. Rivington, London, 1813, Three Volumes (Second Edition); Ancient Songs and Ballads - Payne and Foss, London, 1829, Two Volumes (Second Edition); Ancient Engleish Metrical Romanceës - G. and W. Nicol, London, 1802, Three Volumes (First Edition); The English Anthology - T. and J. Egerton, London, 1793/1794, Three Volumes (First Edition); Fairy Tales, Now First Collected: To Which are Prefixed Two Dissertations: 1. On Pygmies. 2. On Fairies. - Payne and Foss, London, 1831 (First Edition); Pieces of Ancient Popular Poetry: From Ancient Manuscripts and Old Printed Copies - T. and J. Egerton, London, 1791 (First Edition); Bibliographia Poetica: A Catalogue of Engleish Poets - G. and W. Nicol, London, 1802 (First Edition); The Letters of Joseph Ritson - William Pickering, London, 1833, Two Volumes (First Edition); OF consignment.
Paris: Avec privilege du Roy, 1672. First Edition. 8vo., -35-, -71--23 p., 1 pl; VG; bound in brown leather, paneled spine with faded gilt lettering and tooling; gilt roll on board edges; moderate wear to leather; writing on front pastedown, dated 1726; drawing on ffep; some writing on verso on ffep; wax stains on front pastedown, ffep; Parts 1 and 2 have special t.p. with varying subtitles: Premiere partie, dans laquelle est traitte de l'or, de l'argent, & du vif-argent ... ; Seconde partie, dans laquelle est traitte des pierres precieuses et des perles ...; authors name written in pencil on top of each title page; two names written in ink on first title page; interior free of underlining or markings to text; mild foxing and age-toning; a book about gems and metals coming out of India; extremely scarce; NA consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Printed by S. Simmons, 1674. Second Edition. 12mo., 333pp.; VG; spine paneled brown leather with gilt lettering and tooling; gilt panel at board edges; some bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; some wear to spine edges, spine edge between head and front board separated, front board slightly loose; frontispiece; small bookworm damage near spine at top edge of pages, 141-161, small amount of intermediate bookworm damage between pages 161 and the end some of which is in the text, some between pages 35 and 95 as an inch long scar that interferes with text; small amounts of other bookworm damage, mostly isolated to the top margin; interior clean of markings; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Persia: Unknown, 1789. First Edition. Please contact the seller regarding any questions you may have regarding this item. Quarto; G+/No jacket hardcover; Leather bound with plain brown spine and designs on front and rear board; Text in beautiful Persian calligraphy with 14 full page color illustrations and 2 fully illuminated and bordered title pages; 182 leaves. Boards show some wear to the edges and some light scuffing; Corners bumped and lightly frayed. Binding tight; Pages have some tearing to the outer edges. Age toned and spotted throughout. SHELVED: Case 3.
London: S. Simmonsl John Starkey, 1678, 1671. Early and firsts. Octavo; VG; fine binding, dark blue leather spine with gilt lettering; raised bands; gilt highlights and block borders; ex library, book plate, Thomas Clifford Allbutt [1836-1925], an English physician and inventor of the clinical thermometer; endpapers, feathered; head-edge, gilt; board edges and inside borders, gilt fluting; professionally rebound; PARADISE LOST, third edition, 1678, 331 pp.; without portrait; --PARADISE REGAIN'D, 1671, 111 pp.; without licensing leaf; ---SAMSON AGONISTES, 1671, 101 pp.; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, varied foxing; uneven printing; uneven original trim; edges, toning; pp.; split start, gutter; else very good; JG Consignment; Shelved in Case 0.
New York: Rabinovitch, c. 1930. Limited Edition, #17/100. folio, 10 plates; VG; contains 10 plates, 9 of the original set plus one extra. All are signed in the lower right corner by Rabinovitch, with the title of the piece in pencil on the rear. Housed in original gray portfolio, with some repair, including brown spine. The inside of the front cover includes the original limitation sheet as well as the description of the portfolio, pasted down as issued. The pictures vary in size from 6 x 8 to 10 x 13 inches, all on 14 x 18 sheets. Nine of the original tissue-guards are present. Contains The Katharine Cornell, Marie Ouspenskaya, Carlotta Monterey, The Girl In Black, Mrs. G. E. Calthrop, Michio Ito, The Tartar Dance of the Chauve-Souris, Nude - Dance Figure (D.H.), and Nude - Cruciform Figure (P.G.). Lacking The Sad Clown of the Chauve-Souris. Originally sold separately, this portfolio also includes the Nude - Torso (P.G.).
Berlin: Bey Haude und Spener, . Second Edition. 12mo., , 182,  pages; VG; bound in plain blue/gray paper wraps; housed in a custom ox-blood morocco card-deck style slipcase with lid; bookplate of Mark Dineley to front pastedown; Second edition, with the author's initials corrected on the title page and the date 1784 added to the bases of three plates.; finely engraved allegorical frontispiece; beautiful hand-tinted folding map of the North American colonies by Daniel Friedrich Sotzmann based on earlier work by William Faden the Younger; 12 engraved plates by artist Daniel Chodowiecki, engraved by Daniel Berger, depicting events from the Revolutionary War bound in throughout; engraved plate by Berger depicting five Revolutionary War figures; a double-plate by Berger depicting both the Libertas Americana medal and the Continental Currency dollar; and three vividly hand-tinted plates depicting the American flag and pennant, Gen. Washington with a guard, and a sharpshooter and infantryman.; text in German; RF consignment; shelved case 3.
New London [Connecticut]: T[imothy] Green, . Small Octavo,  pages; VG; with some support adhered along the spine; some rubbing and wear to fore edge, lower fore edge missing from rear cover, small amount of chipping to middle of front fore edge; interior with minor blotching and wear; The cover woodcut is a crude copy of the Revere engraving "The Able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught," showing tea being forced down America's throat, with the caption "Boston Cannonaded." Also includes the patriotic poems "Thoughts on Tyranny" and "The Unnatural Parent," and a long genealogy of George III tracing back to "William the Conqueror, who was a son of a whore"; RF consignment; extremely scarce; shelved case 3.
Basilaea: Froben, 1549. 4to., 518pp.; VG; spine brown leather with red label and gilt lettering; later brown leather boards with double-ruled borders, recent professional rebacking with new spine; general wear to boards; bookplate on front pastedown, partially torn off; small two line ink inscription on title page, dated 1589; printer's device on title page; verso of final leaf; complete collation: AA⁴, a-z⁶, A-T⁶, V⁸, A-B⁸, BB-CC⁶ DD⁸ (DD⁸, V⁸ blank); NM consignment; shelved case 4.
London: John Stockdale, 1787. First English Edition. Octavo; VG-; 382 pages; full brown leather binding paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering; Professionally rebound; Lacking map; Fold-out table of Native American tribes intact; pages toned; a few spots of liquid at upper edge, text unaffected; JG Consignment; Shelved Case 1.
c. mid 19th century. Oblong Folio, 21" x 12"; VG; bound in full red leather with gilt and black embossed tooling; gilt turn-ins and text block, silk endpapers; contains 16 pages of original watercolors of various insects, butterflies, moths, and plants. The first page is detached from the binding; 15 of the 16 pages are signed “Fanny [S or G] Maitland” There are two pages with dates noted, “Ap 26” and “May 3”, but no year recorded. Both of the dated sheets have pencil notations for insect dimensions and the location “Sarzana” [presumably Italy].; LS consignment; shelved above mythology.
Londini [London]: Typis Du-Gardianis, 1651. Second Edition, Revised. Quarto, 263 pages; VG; bound in contemporary brown calf, plain paneled spine, mild soiling and wear; bind double-rule to boards, remnants of a gilt roll to board edges; no pastedown was ever applied to interior; A2, B-Z4, Aa-Ll4,  full blank leaves at end, complete; with errata leaf before title, woodcut armorial shields on title page, decorative head and tailpieces and decorated initial letters; no writing or marks of previous ownership; wide margins, approximately 2.25 cm on top edge, 4.5cm. on fore edge, 5cm on lower edge, with some minor variance.; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Washington D.C. 1941. Collection containing the following: ITEM 1: A typewritten original statement (8” x I2”) on watermarked paper, dated December 7, I94I. Its three paragraphs cover FDR’s meeting with his Cabinet and legislative leaders upon early news of the Pearl Harbor attack, a summary of damage on American defenses elsewhere, and the mention of an address to a Joint Session of Congress planned for December 8 (at which time President Roosevelt delivered his “Date Which Will Live In Infamy” speech, formally asking for a declaration of war against Japan.) This is the first draft of the announcement made from the White House at 11pm EST after Roosevelt met with his cabinet about the attack on Pearl Harbor. A prior five line announcement was issued by the White House at 2:25pm EST to select members of the press. Item 1 was typed by Myrtle Bergheim, on Grace Tully’s blue-ribboned machine, while Miss Tully took phone calls and additional dictation from the president. Earlier on December 7 the first draft of his Declaration of War address to the Congress was written with the same typewriter by Grace Tully. Item 1 is unique. That is established by a bold, clear pencil notation from Miss Tully: “Original – File” with her distinctive capital “F”. On it also is “U. R.” [“Urgent Release” or “Under Roosevelt”]. The formation of those letters matches the handwriting of Myrtle Bergheim, shown in other Roosevelt Library holdings. In pencil there are also a paragraph indicator, and “noon” above the crossed-out word “news”. Those additions are by Grace Tully. Item 1 is the basis for revision to four paragraphs that two successive carbon copies record [Items 2 & 3]. Item 1 was created at 11:00 PM or closely thereafter – deducible from words within it and another note on Item 2. Even though simple in appearance, Item 1 has a crucial place in the time line of World War II, because after its disclosure regarding FDR's intended Joint Congressional Address, there could be no turning away from the largest armed undertaking in history. ITEM 2: A single-spaced carbon copy headed “FOR THE PRESS IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, I941”. Its four paragraphs are a word-for-word duplication of Item 1's three paragraphs describing details of the December 7th attack. There are two penciled notations at the top of Item 2: “11:20 P.m.” (sic), underlined, with a penciled “U R”. That time designation is likely by the hand of Grace Tully, coordinating the releases, then passing them on to Stephen Early. ITEM 3: This is a double-spaced carbon copy headed “FOR THE PRESS IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 7, I941”, containing verbatim the sentences in Item 3. ITEM 4: A one page "Air Raid Instructions" ITEM 5: A two page "How to be an Executive in Wartime Washington" ITEM 6: The file copy of a memo on White House stationary, dated February 7, 1941, addressed "To Heads of all Departments and Agencies", requesting that all newspapermen with credentials by The Secret Service shall be admitted to all departments. If the credentials are presented, it is not necessary for them to need to obtain other credentials in the performance of their duties. The page has two paperclip marks. ITEM 7: A copy of The War Message, by Franklin D. Roosevelt, published by Ritten House in 1942, in Philadelphia. in VG/G condition, dust jacket mostly tore along spine, moderate chipping. ITEM 8: An original negative of President Harry S. Truman, 2 1/4" ITEM 9: A one page personal letter to Myrtle Bergheim, dated March 24, 1950, discussing, among other things, the rumors surrounding political appointments, crackpot mail being sent to the White House, and a woman who wanted the President's pajamas. The letter was sent by Charles Griffith Ross, the White House Press Secretary between 1945 and 1950 for President Harry S. Truman. ITEM 10: two copies of a speech, dated November 4, 1940. Each copy is two pages. One copy has a small pencil change. Both copies are 'NOT FOR RELEASE" and were for publication. ITEM 11: One page draft of Item 10, containing the first half of the speech given in item 10. ITEM 12: A two page list of "People to Appear on Platform at War Memorial", with one name penciled out. ITEM 13: A small portrait of Myrtle Bergheim. ITEM 14: a copy of LIFE magazine, October 29, 1945. Page 13 contains a caricature of Charles Ross, Myrtle Bergheim, and her secretary. Myrtle Bergheim (Secretary to Stephen Early), Grace Tully (Secretary to The President), and Stephen Early (Secretary To The Press) Bergheim was the personal secretary to Stephen Early and his successor Charles Ross. She took daily stenographic dictation from FDR, and in later years from President Truman. Traveling on official business, election campaigns, and vacations Grace Tully was the personal secretary to Franklin Roosevelt from 1941-1945. Stephen Early met Franklin Roosevelt as a reporter for the Associated Press at the Democratic Party’s 1912 convention, after which FDR asked him to be the advance man in his 1920 vice-presidential campaign. He served as White House Press Secretary under Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1945 and then again under President Harry S. Truman in 1950 after the sudden death of Charles Griffith Ross. Early was the longest serving press secretary.
1968-1974, 1980. Three large bound volumes containing a variety of 1960's counterculture newspapers. Thee are a total of 113 Issues. Volume 1 contains Issues of the Berkeley Barbs, starting at Vol. 6, No. 7, Issue 131, February 16-22, 1968 and running through Vol. 8, No. 7, Issue 183, February 14-21, 1969. It contains Issues 131-146, 149, 150, 152-159, 161, 162, 164-170, 172-176, 178-183, with 174 misnumbered as 173 and 178 done twice, being a total of 48 Issues. Volume 2 contains Issues of the Berkeley Barbs, starting at Vol. 8, No. 8, Issue 184, February 21-27 1969 and running through Vol. 10, No. 1, Issue 230, January 9-15, 1970. It contains Issues 184-204, Berkeley Tribe #2, 205-214, 216-221, 223, 225, 227-230, being a total of 43 issues of the Berkeley Barbs plus 1 issue of the Berkeley Tribe. This volume includes the special Barb on Strike issue, after which the staff launched their own rival newspaper, the Berkeley Tribe. Volume 3 contains a variety of issues from various magazines and newspapers, including: Rolling Stone, issue 120, October 1972, Berkeley Barb Vol. 15 No. 8 Issue 367, August 25-31 1972, National Enquirer Vol. 46 No. 20. January 16 1972, Rolling Stone Issue 82, May 13 1971, Rolling Stone Issue 80, April 15, 1971, Rolling Stone Issue 76, February 18 1974, Los Angeles Free Press, Issue 333, December 4 1970, The Organ, Vol. 1 Issue 2, September 1984, Tribe, Vol. 3 No. 11, Issue 63, September 18-25 1970, Earthtimes No. 2, May 1970, Earthtimes No. 1, April 1970, Rolling Stone No. 53, March 7, 1970, Los Angeles Free Press, Vol. 5 No. 46, Issue 226, November 15-21, 1968, Los Angeles Free Press Vol. 5 No. 29, Issue 209, July 19-25, 1968, Los Angeles Free Press, Vol. 5 No. 19, Issue 199, May 10-16 1968, Los Angeles Free Press Vol. 5 No. 16 Issue 196, April 19, 1968, San Fransisco Express Cities, Vol. 1 No. 12, April 11 1968, The Bay Guardian, Vol. 2 No. 9, April 5 1968, Los Angeles Free Press, Vol. 5 No. 9, May 1-7 1968, The Bay Guardian, Vol. 2 No. 8, February 28, 1968, Los Angeles Free Press Vol. 5 No. 7, Issue 187, February 16-22, 1968, The Bay Guardian, Vol. 2 No. 6, February 7, 1968 being a total of 22 Issues.
Hibbing, MN: Hibbing High School, 1957-1959. First Edition. Quartos; G to VG-; No jackets (as issued); Cream and black spines, no lettering; 3 Yearbooks with the Sophomore, Junior and Senior year photos of Robert Zimmerman (Bob Dylan); Books have wear at all sides and edges, some toning to the pages; First and last pages have been inscribed by classmates, but not Mr. Zimmerman. 159, 180, and 145 pages. SHELVE CASE #5.
London: Printed for T. Egerton, 1813. First Edition. 12mo., 239 pages; Volume 2 only; ; G; bound in period mottled calf, gilt tooling to spine; rear board detached but present; signs of previous rebacking; moderate rubbing to boards; interior with only slight toning and staining; with scarce half-title, usually removed by early 19th century binders; front pastedown has bookplate of collector B. George Ulizio, and written name of Lady Popham; scarce in any form; shelved case 3.
Philadelphia: Mathew Carey [Printed by], 1790 & 1789. Mixed Edition, Third and Second. 2 Octavos; G+; Ex Library; Bound in brown leather, which has worn away, with gilt lettering to the spine; Boards are bent at the corners, some fraying beginning; Soiling to front and rear as well as along the spine; Bindings somewhat shaken with cracking along the gutters; Both books are ex library with library stickers on the paste downs; 2 Bookplates of the previous owners on front paste downs of both volumes; Notations to the last page of volume 2; Scratching and toning to the edges of the text block; Foxing thoughout; HSDC consignment, shelved in Case 9 3/4.
Cythere [i.e. Paris]: [Cazin], 1782. 18mos., 184, 156, 140 pages, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary brown tree calf, spines gilt with burgundy labels and gilt lettering, black circles with gilt numbering; Three volumes bound as two; 13 1/2 x 9 cm; second volume rebacked with the original spine preserved; gilt roll to edges of boards, board edges; marbled endpapers; with engraved frontispiece and twelve erotic plates, as called-for, two of the plates bound in as frontispieces for parts two and three; some occasional foxing and spotting throughout, including plates; with three title and three half-titles pages; title pages state 'Cythere 1782', but presumed Paris, Cazin, circa 1800; text in French; IT consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Messrs. Boydell and Company, 1777. First edition;. Thick, tall folios in 3/4 brown marble and red leather; six-band embossed spine with heavy gilt; VG/VG-; boards show some shelf wear around edges, with small tearing along spine length and corners; open gutter in front, but binding strong; both frontispiece portraits detached from spine; gilt edges; slight fading; all prints in good condition with clear legends; Vol. I contains Claude Lorrain’s biography by John Boydell, and 100 prints; Vol. II contains 120 prints; this is part of the mature works by Le Lorrain; in this work (Book of Truth), the names of the purchaser was written on the back of the drawings to guard against copying; it constitutes a major work in the reproduction of master drawings in the form of a catalog raisonne; please note that Vol. III is lacking, since it was published individually at a later date; shelved above case 2. due to size of the item, please contact us for shipping costs.
Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1881. Large octavo; VG-/none; green cloth spine with no text; front board, with color plate and black text; back board also with color plate; handwritten note signed BY co-AUTHOR, Laura Richard, , tipped; inscribed by po ; edge wear and chipping;text block, clean; 84 pp.; full color plates and color line drawings; plates with wax paper guards; front hinge, split start; else very good.
London: Printed by Miles Fletcher, for Richard Bently, 1688. Fourth Edition, Variant Imprint, First Folio Edition, First Illustrated Edition. Folio, [i], 343, ; VG-; newly rebound in full speckled calf, paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling; with frontispiece, plates 1-11, lacking plate 12; facsimile of plate 12 bound in; frontispiece has some rubbing and wear; plate 1 has been trimmed along the upper and fore edges, does not impact illustration, but does impact the plate mark; chip missing on plate 6, does not impact illustration; archival repair to rear of plates 4, 9, 11; two names in ink on title page; title page missing small chip on lower fore corner; some pages have mild smudging or staining; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: Printed by James Parker, 1767. 8vo., 479pp., 148pp.; G+; contemporary leather binding, spine paneled brown leather, top three of six panels have significant amount of leather gone, showing binding underneath; back board splitting from text but still attached, missing leather continues from spine onto back bard, upper quadrant next to spine missing leather; text good with some individual foxing stains; 479 pages of hymns, followed by 148 pages including 143 pages of text, title page and verso, statement of purpose of the printing and a page containing musical scales for individuals desirous of participating in singing the hymns; Inscription by Jacob R. Hardenburgh on ffep attesting to the books purchase for the use of the Bedminster Congregation dated 1774 with later inscriptions by two other church members. Hardenburgh was the first appointed President of Queen's College (Rutgers University); EH consignment; shelved case 3.
Moscow: 1969. Collection of 34 posters and a cover sheet commemorating Lenin produced in 1969 in celebration of the centennial of Lenin's birth in 1870. Each poster measures 575x860mm (22-1/2x34"). The posters are 2- and 3-color on flat-finished 40lb wood-pulp stock and are in remarkable condition. Except for a corner fold here and there, and one that's got a bend in it about 2" from the end, and a few chips on the outer posters in the roll, these are in Very Fine condition.
London: Henry Colburn, 1827. Extra-Illustrated Edition. Octavos, 9 volumes; VG; bound in half blue calf with blue cloth boards, paneled spines with gilt lettering and titling; top edge of text blocks gilt; marbled endpapers; unsigned binding; all volumes have very mild wear, primarily to corners, mild cracking to some hinges; volume 3 has a small hole in the head of the spine; extra illustrated with 650 portraits and 70 views; inlaid pages; with separate title page for the nine volumes in addition to the inlaid title pages; mild scattered foxing; scarce; Shelved above Middle East.
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.
[London]: The Modern Press, 1886. First Edition. Thin Octavo, 164 pages; VG; housed in a burgundy wrapper and half morocco slip-case with gilt lettering to spine; in original green paper wraps, very slight wear to corners, inch long chip to tail of spine, small chip to head of spine; First separate issue, the smaller trimmed variant with the blank leaf bound at rear; Inscribed by Shaw: "This is the first reprint from the plates made from the pages of the magazine ToDay. The bookstalls would not stock it because it was not the right size for their counters. It did not sell well until it got into the hands of the pirates, who kept it going for years. It may still be going for all I know as I never succeeded in recapturing the plates. G. Bernard Shaw"; This inscription was written by Shaw for the former owner who was Frederick S. Bigelow, former editor for the Saturday Evening Post. He was in London in 1914 on a literary commission, and when visiting Shaw asked for the history of the little book. A typed note detailing his visit is included, and describes in brief his visit, including the view from Shaw's room overlooking the Thames and Shaw's interest in hearing his "account of seeing James J. Corbett, Ex-Champion, in the title role" of Cashel Byron's Profession.; RD consignment; shelved case 2.
Ephrata: Verlags der Bruderschafft, 1748. First Edition. Large thick folio; VG; bound in contemporary black leather, metal corners and broken hinges, repaired with new plain black leather paneled spine; some foxing throughout; some mild wear to fore edge of text block; with engraved frontispiece and title page vignette; collation: , A-G4, A-Z4, 2A-2Z4, 3A-3O4, A-Z4, 2A-2Z4, 3A-3Z4, 4A-4Z4, 5A-5Z4, 6A-6G4; text in German.; MW consignment; shelved in Case 4.
New York: Macmillan, 1912. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 838 pages; VG-;bound in Publisher's blue cloth boards with gilt lettering; Some wear along the edges; Corners bumped and beginning to fray; Some light tearing beginning on the spine crown and tail; Spine slightly faded with some minor scuffing and a stain, text unaffected; Upper gilt edge of text block is worn; Text block typically toned; Bookplate on front paste down, with "1928" date in ink; Binding sturdy; DS consignment; Shelved case 3.
London: William Roybould, 1660. First Edition. 12mo, 359 pages; VG; 3/4 bound in modern burgundy leather, burgundy cloth boards, paneled spine with gilt bands and gilt lettering; top edge of text block gilt; , 459 [i.e. 359], , page 359 misnumbered 459; title page in red and black; page 103/104 (leaf H4) has both corners torn out, text impacted; with frontispiece of Oliver Cromwell; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Los Angeles: Fantasy Publishing Co, Inc., 1948. First Edition Thus, First Printing. 10mo., 167pp.; VG/VG; spine black with white and yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.50'; dust jacket has some wear and consistent mild soiling to rear cover; INSCRIBED by Hubbard on ffep, dated November 1948; slight age-toning to pages; LP consignment; shelved case 3, Dupont.
One autograph album, ~7 x 4 inches, of red cloth, with the front cover torn off but present It contains autographs and ALS's of the following people, ordered alphabetically. Any photos not available will be uploaded shortly. William Rounseville Alger (theologian & orator) Nathaniel Prentiss Banks (abolitionist & Major General in the Union Army) Henry Ward Beecher (abolitionist & theologian) Fredrika Bremer (Swedish author & feminist reformer) Anson Burlingame (diplomat & member of Congress from Massachusetts) Rufus Wheelwright Clark (author & theologian) Cassius Marcellus Clay (abolitionist from Kentucky, and namesake for heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali) Linus Bacon Comins (member of Congress from Massachusetts) William Roscoe Deane (attorney-at-law) Stephen A. Douglas (defeated Abraham Lincoln in a 1858 campaign for the U. S. Senate, after a series of eloquent debates.) Ralph Waldo Emerson (author, transcendentalist & abolitionist) William Llloyd Garrison (leading abolitionist & journalist) Henry Giles (author & theologian) John Parker Hale (abolitionist & U.S. Senator from New Hampshire) Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (medical doctor, author & father of the famous jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.) Thomas Starr King (political activist & theologian. A statue of King was in the U.S. Capital building throughout the 20th century.) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (renowned poet, abolitionist & educator) Owen Lovejoy (abolitionist & member of Congress from Illinois) Alonzo Ames Miner (political activist, educator & theologian) William Douglas O’Connor (anti-slavery journalist) John Gorham Palfrey (abolitionist & member of Congress from Massachusetts) Edwards Amasa Park (theologian & orator) Theodore Parker (social reformer & theologian) Marsena Rudolph Patrick (Brevet Major General in the Army of Potomac) Wendell Phillips (leading abolitionist. A statue of Wendell Phillips is in the Boston Public Garden) Josiah Quincy (abolitionist & member of Congress from Massachusetts) William Henry Ryder (abolitionist & theologian) John Godfrey Saxe (journalist and political activist) Jared Sparks (historian & educator) Richard Salter Storrs, Jr. (theologian & orator) Andrew Leete Stone (author & civil war chaplain for the 45th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteers) William S. Studley (anti-slavery activist & theologian) Harriet Beecher Stowe (famous abolitionist & author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”) Sylvanus Thayer (Brevet Brigadier General and “the father of West Point”) Mark Trafton (member of Congress & theologian) Howard Malcolm Ticknor (journalist) Robert Cassie Waterston (poet, theologian, & orator) Daniel Webster (noted orator & politician) Daniel Fletcher Webster (top person in U.S. Department of State & civil war hero) George Whipple (abolitionist & theologian) Seth Williams (Adjutant General of the Army of the Potomac) Henry Wilson (Vice President of the United States from Natick Massachusetts) William Winter (author & drama critic) shelved case 1.
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.
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.
Unique, ca 1956-1970 Collection of over 70 objects, mostly postcards in a 1960s era photo album, related to famous ocean liners and other ships many of which met their end in tragedy. Postcards of ships ranging from the USS Maine, to RMS Titanic and Lusitania as well as coastal, riverine and lake steamers, and shipboard-cancelled envelopes. Included is a full-page magazine ad for the Andrea Doria and a copy of Life Magazine from 1956b featuring the tragedy of the Andrea Doria. 12.5" x 12.75", 10 album pages plus magazine. Condition is Good +, most of the postcards being in plastic sleeves rather than glued in to the album. Room 429.
London: printed by Adam Islip, 1598. 4to., 8 1/2" x 12 1/2"; G; spine light brown leather with a red label and gilt lettering; spine has some scratches on body, wear to head and tail, cracking on edges; both boards blind-stamped with identical decorative motifs; worn tooling on both fore-edges of boards, top edge of front board, lower edge of rear board; bumping and peeling to corners; both boards have wear and scratches; general condition of the book is good, given the following defects; this copy is lacking the frontispiece, title page, and folio pages 20-23, 98-115, 158-160; the pagination of the following books shows duplication of pages but different text per page: third, fourth, fifth book of Boecius, Dreme of Chaucer; errors in page numbers Fol. 248-257; lacking pages Fol. 284-323, 338-339; Fol. 339 instead of Fol. 345; lacking pages Fol. 346-347, 349-350; Fol. 359 labeled Fol. 358; the last page of this volume is Fol. 382; This volume comes with the warning caveat emptor, as this book comes with a substantial amount of problems, and is sold as is and with all defects. While we have listed a number of said defects, it is a certainty that not all are listed, and as such we recommend caution; shelved case 3; Thomas Speght was a schoolmaster. His first edition of Chaucer's works appeared in 1598. It was printed by Adam Islip and brought out in three impressions: this one was printed 'at the charges of Thomas Wight'. Strictly speaking, it may be more correctly described as an augmented reprint of John Stow's edition of 1561. However, its additions are noteworthy in including the beginnings of editorial apparatus. This is quite clear from the title-page's list of new features: these include Chaucer's 'portraiture and progenie shewed'; 'his life collected'; 'arguments to every booke gathered'; 'old and obscure words explained'; 'authors by him cited, declared'; 'difficulties opened' and finally, 'two bookes of his, never before printed'. The biographical material was the first life of Chaucer to appear in English, and its details provided the basic facts of his standard biography until the middle of the Nineteenth Century. The two books 'never before printed' were The Floure and the Leafe and The Isle of Ladies (but called by Speght 'Chaucer's Dreame'). Neither of these works are now credited as being by Chaucer.