Paris: Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, Graz, 1976. Facsimile Edition. folio, 138 fol. [276pp.]; VG; bound in suede covers, paneled spine with no lettering; housed in original cardboard box; minimal shelfwear; lacking companion volume; facsimile of the Manuscrit Français 616, der Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; shelved Case 11.
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London: Printed for Tho. Johnson, 1657. First Edition. 12mo., 229-596pp.; G+; quarter bound leather binding, spine brown leather, no lettering, moderate wear including chipping to head and tail of spine, creases in spine, bumping and chipping to corners, boards; marbled paper boards; interior has some writing in margins; title page has some soiling, signs of repair, two names in ink; pages 231-234 loose within; some waving to upper fore corner; JG consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1976. First edition; signed and dedicated to Ambassador Ardeshir Zahedi. Thick, oblong quarto in black cloth hardcovers with red and brown illustrated DJ; spine white with black letters; VG/VG; minimal soiling; strong binding; plates and paper clean; contains 488 plates in black and white as well as double-folded color full pages; short biography and Artist's Credo; on first front end page, large, colorful "Agamograph" and dedication to Ambassador Ardeshir Zahedi, Iranian Ambassador to the U.S. from 1960-62 during the Shah's reign, and again from 1973-79 when the Iranian Revolution started and the Shah fled Iran; second front end page has a large drawing of Ambassador Zahedi with handwritten dedication by Agam; please contact us for shipping costs. Shelved Case 11.
Liege, Belgium: D. Avanzo, 1849. First edition. Elephant folio volume of plates (18 X 23) in 3/4 dark green cloth and leather with gold gilt; quarto text volume (two volumes total) in same condition; VG/VG; general shelf wear and fraying around spines and corners; upper right corner of plates volume bumped and creased; ex-libris plate inside front board; red marble end pages; text volume clean; pp. 515; first few plates at the beginning have slight foxing and offsetting; contents include 117 plates, individually described in text, with a list of architects, popes, and major buildings in Rome; in French; text shelved case 4; plates shelved above Philosophy section; due to size and weight of the items, please contact us for shipping costs.
Venice: Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1559. Small octavo; 318,  pp. with full-page woodcut colophon of Gabriel Giolito. Contemporary vellum. A scarce early reprint of Dolce's translation of the poetry of Horace (originally published in 1535). Very Good; vellum soiled and rubbed; front hinge partially cracked at spine; boards slightly bowed; some age-toning and scattered foxing to interior. Text in Italian. Shelved in Case #3.
Signed, hand-written manuscript of "I'm A Good Ol' Rebel," Randolph's pro-Confederate song/poem. Initialed "IR" on original letter, with tipped-in full signature Crease in center, some toning to the page as is typical. Ink and signature and all clear and legible. Glue and residue on rear, indicating removal from a book or scrapbook. CZ Consignment folder in Case 0.
Gütersloh: Editions Prisma/Sigbert Mohn Verlag, 1963. First French Edition. 4to., unpaginated, VG/VG-; DJ, spine white with red lettering (faded pink, text legible), black and white pictorial front cover with red lettering; shelfwear to DJ, particularly to head and tail of spine, edges, and corners; scuffing to covers of DJ, particularly to bottom of back cover; two tears to back cover of DJ, no material loss; DJ protected by mylar; gray cloth boards, red lettering to spine; virtually no shelfwear to boards, light scratching to fore-edge of text-block; boards slightly cocked, binding strong; contains many black and white portraits by Ray, including many famous persons; INSCRIBED by Ray to half-title page; text in French; occasional creasing to leaves, very mild age-toning to margins of interior, text clear and bright; shelved Case 11.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1965. First Edition, Fourth Printing. Octavo, 316 pages; VG/VG; spine gold with black and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$5.95', slight chipping to head and tail of spine; bump to upper corner of rear board; signed on ffep, 'Best Regards / Ronald Reagan'; SG consignment; shelved case 5.
London: John Murray, 1846. First edition. Thick octavo in discolored purple embossed hardcovers with gold letters on spine; VG; heavy discoloration and some soiling on boards; fraying around edges; previous owner's name on ffep; a couple of open gutters; dusty, deckled edges; occasional foxing; occasional penciled notes in margins; text clean; pp. 584; shelved in Case # 7.
Lugduni Batavorum: Hackios, Parentem & Filios, 1663. Later printing. Quarto; vg+/none; leather brown spine with rive raised bands and gilt title on black label; expertly rebacked; front and back board with original vellum; blind stamped centerpieces within blind ruled borders; spot staining and age-toning; ex libris, signature; new endpapers; light general toning with some foxing; pages clear and bright; text block edges darkened; 956 pp.; Index, 30 pp.; letterpress texture; divided into 15 chapters: I-X, ANCIENT ROMA; appendix with 2 chapters by Pauli Manutii, De Legibus and De Senatus; and 3 by And. Schotti Electis, De Priscis, De Tribus, and De Ludis; Illus, engraved title page with five engraved plates [96, 136, 208, 234, and 262]; plate 4 [pg. 234] upper fore-edge corner torn/missing; no plan of Roma and no folding plates; rare doodle ; extra leather label; missing clasps; TEXT IN LATIN WITH SOME GREEK. ---Subtitles:Thomae Dempsteri J.C. Cui accedunt Pauli Manutii Libri II. De Legibus, et de Senatu, Cum Andreae Schotti Electis, Accurante Cornelius Schrevelio Lugduni Batavorum Apud: Hackios, Parentem & Filios, MDCLXIII]; --- Shelvedin Case #3.
Amsterdam: J. F. Bernard, 1725. First Edition. Folios, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary full mottled calf, paneled spines with gilt lettering and tooling; some wear to spines, including chipping to heads and tails, rubbing, scuffing, and mild flaking over majority; text blocks red; marbled endpapers; bookplate to front pastedowns; interiors clean; text in French; shelved case 4.
Venice: Preffo Altobello Salicato. first edition; written 1582; published 1609. Octavo rebound in light blue moire hardcovers with beige spine; in good condition; boards show moderate soiling and shelf wear with corners slightly bumped; binding strong; musty odor; external edges and paper stained by water damage (mostly on half upper part); pp. 399-405 heavily stained with half page torn and unreadable; framed text in tight italic print; in Italian; pp. 405; this first volume comprises research on family lines starting in the year 959 CE; sold as is; please contact us for shipping costs; shelved in Case # 3.
St Paul, MN. Thomson / West, 2008. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo, 245 pages; VG/VG; spine black with gold and yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$29.95'; text block clean; interior clean; inscribed by the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on the half-title page; shelved case 10.
Berlin: Paul Cassirer, 1920. First Edition. Large square octavo; 66 pp. Hardcover in boards; rebound. With five full-page illustrations by George Grosz. Laid in are three original handwritten poems written and SIGNED by Schonlank; these poems do not appear in the text of the book. Also laid in is a typed letter SIGNED by Grosz. Very good; boards somewhat bowed and rubbed; pages age-browned; binding tight. Previous owner's inscription to title page. Faint damp-stain to text at upper right throughout entire text. Scarce book by this Weimar poet. Text in German. Spine is thin, blue and textless. Shelve in Case # 4.
New York: Ballantine Books, 2004. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 642pp.; VG/VG; spine purple with purple and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; very mild shelfwear; SIGNED on title page by Diana Gabaldon, Orson Scott Card, Tad Williams, Terry Brooks, Robin Hobb, Robert Silverberg, Raymond E. Feist, and George R. R. Martin. Tad Williams actually signed twice, but the last part of his signature went off the page, so it appears that he redid it, leading to a total of nine signatures on the title page. There are three small lines on the text block from his first attempt at his signature.; shelved case 8.
New York: Tom Deherty Associates, 1998. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 715pp.; VG/VG; spine yellow with red and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a Mylar covering, price uncut; very mild shelfwear; text block clean; SIGNED on title page by George R. R. Martin, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Silverberg, Terry Prachett, Tad Williams, and Orson Scott Card.; shelved case 8.
Waco, Texas: Texian Press, 1970. Signed Limited Edition. 8vo., xv, 512pp.; VG; bound in red leather with gilt lettering on spine; of fifty specially prepared and bound copies, this is number 36; SIGNED on limitation page by Simpson; interior clean; text block has minor smudging to lower fore corner, small red smudge on upper fore corner, lower edge; shelved case 1.
New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 373 pages; VG/VG; spine black with pictorial image on the tail and blue and yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.00'; dust jacket has very mild wear, very slight chipping to corners, small closed tear at head of spine, slight wear to head and tail of spine; colors bright, no fading to covers or spine; interior clean; stated first printing; top edge of text block stained blue; WD consignment; shelved case 8.
Stanstead and Sherbrooke, L. C. Walton & Gaylord, 1835. First Edition. 10mo., 116 pages; Fair; in original publisher's quarter brown leather, blue paper boards, front cover has reprint of title page within a frame; rear cover missing fore half, front cover with chipping and wear to all edges, spine chipped to head and tail; some fingerprint smudges to interior; lacking map; page 57 has a small newspaper clipping, detailing the 1891 Census, pasted above the lesson on population; extremely scarce Lower Canadian Imprint; shelved case 3.
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1996. First Edition, First Printing, First State Dust Jacket. Thick Octavo, 1079 pages; VG/VG; Blue jacket spine with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$29.95', mild wear to head and tail of spine, corners; slight bumping to corners; interior clean; First edition, first printing with original first state of dust jacket (Incorrect spelling of William Vollmann); WD consignment; shelved case 2.
Philadelphia, PA: J. Ormrod, 1800. First Edition. Octavo, 338/44 pages; Fair; fully bound in brown leather, paneled spine has faded gilt lettering; binding has heavy wear, with detachment on either side of the spine, significant rubbing along all edges of the boards and on the front and back covers, has fraying on the fore edge corners, tap and bottom of the spine have edges missing, spine has several abrasion marks, ex library with a bar code and book plate on the inside of the back cover; pages have significant age toning, have occasional dog-earing, have blotching throughout and markings on the edge of the text block, first several pages have minor tearing, original owner's name is written on the ffep and inside the front cover in ink; shelved case 9 3/4.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1969. First Edition. 8vo., 187 pp., VG/VG; DJ, spine black with white lettering, front cover white with black lettering; very mild wear/age-toning to covers, mild rubbing/chipping to edges and corners of boards, including head and tail of spine; price uncut "$4.50" to top right-hand corner of front flap; DJ protected by mylar; orange cloth boards, blue lettering to spine; bumping to head and tail of spine; rubbing to edges and corners; mild age-toning to text-block, beveled fore-edge; aged paste-staining to endpapers, mild buckling to front paste-down; interior clean; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1912. First edition. Small octavo; 168 pp. Hardcover in original black cloth with gilt lettering; no dust jacket. Boards somewhat bowed and soiled; ring mark on front board; previous owner's inked name and address on front endpaper, rear endpaper, and rear pastedown; occasional soiling to text; still Very Good. Scarce. Shelved in Case #2.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. First Edition, First State. Octavo, 231 pages,  ads; Poor; bound in publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt and black tooling to front board; moderate wear and chipping to head and tail of spine, fading to spine; gutter partially visible on endpaper gutters; gutter fully open on pages 24/2548/49, 72/73, 96/97, 120/121; some gatherings loose or attached by a sole piece of string; frontispiece and all 7 plates present; Page 9, last line '...presumptive...', page : 'New Books. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine...'; BAL 7100; consignment; shelved case 2.
Hampton Falls: Donald M. Grant, 2008. Limited Edition, #315/1250. Octavo; VG; housed in a black imitation snakeskin clamshell, silver lettering; sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap; sticker underneath shrinkwrap with limitation sticker; #315/1250 numbered copies signed by King and artist Michael Whelan.; This volume contains the title novella, which is an early adventure of Roland Deschain, together with the revised edition of The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger; shelved case 8.
London: 1881. Two large folios in quarter black leather and three-quarter brown cloth boards, both volumes are VG-/No DJ. The following characterizes both volumes, some shelfwear, minor bowing of boards, some age-toning to interior, some dampstaining to margins--primarily affecting endpapers. Gutter of Volume One cracked at printer's blank page immediately preceding frontispiece. A truly scarce and very good copy of this handsome two-volume set. " A Record of the Dress, Arms, Customs, Arts and Science of the Highlanders...." C.N. McIntyre North is listed on the title page as Chief of the Club of True Highlanders. Includes all 70 full-page plates. [Spines are black leather with five raised bands, a red text box, and gilt text. Shelved in upstairs office, on shelf next to printer. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions].
Boston: George W. Briggs & Co., 1855. First Edition. 8vo., 182pp.; G+; bound in original blind- and gilt-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering; cover of tail of spine coming loose, head of spine missing, chips to rest of spine; rubbing, bumping, and fraying to corners, board edges; some water damage, cloth on boards has some waviness and air-pockets, lower edge of ffep through title page, page 174-end; water damage to the corners and lower edges of plates; pencil writing to endpapers; colored frontis and five b/w plates; Alcott's first book, a collection of fables about nature she wrote at age 16 for her friend and neighbor Ellen Emerson, the daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson. It was published in an edition of 1600 copies.; KS consignment; shelved case 7.
Firenze: A. Banti - L. Simonetti, 1972. Limited Edition. Large octavos; 18 volumes complete; bound in full green cloth with gilt titles on top boards and on black spine panels; bindings show some mild scuffing and wear; each front pastedown has four glue spots from the removal of a bookplate or other ephemeral material; contents are else very good; clean and unmarked; each volume profusely illustrated throughout. [Spines; gilt titles on black panels on green cloth gilt]. #424JPH. Additional shipping charges might be necessary for expedited/international order. Order cannot ship via Economy International shipping due to weight limits.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1907. Second Edition. Quarto, 125 pages; VG; rebound in half red calf, boards are the original cloth from publisher's binding; spine paneled with gilt lettering and tooling; mild wear and rubbing to boards; mild rubbing to corners; with 50 color illustrations; mild foxing, does not impact plates; plates bound in rear, as usual; shelved case 3.
London: Richard Phillips, 1806. First Edition. Quarto, xiv, , 530 pages; VG; half bound in brown calf, paper boards, newly rebacked with new paneled spine, black label with gilt lettering; mild rubbing to boards; marbled text block; bookplate to ffep; personal library stamp to first blank leaf; with all 17 aquatint plates, including folding frontispiece and 4 other folding plates, some offsetting; shelved case 9.
New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2015. Octavo; VG; red spines with white text; no jackets; 7 volumes; formerly Library of Congress; cloths have minimal wear to exteriors; LOC stickers to rear; strong boards; text blocks show very little wear; LOC stamp to exterior head edges and title pages; profusely illustrated; text pages clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 161 pages; VG/G; spine white and green with red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; mild chipping to edges of dust jacket; head of spine, upper rear corner, front lower corner have closed tears; spine slightly cocked; interior clean; First Issue, with 6 lines on colophon and no ISBN; LP consignment; shelved case 2.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1924. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo, 408 pages; G-; bound in publisher's blue cloth, dull gilt lettering to spine; moderate shelfwear, including rubbing and fraying to corners, head and tail of spine, rubbing to hinges; small tear to gutter of title page; signed by Doyle to title page; Signed copies of this printing were given away by the Strand Magazine as prizes.; publisher mistakenly put second edition on the copyright page, rather than second printing; shelved case 13.
Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Jodocum Jansonium [Joachim Jansonium], 1649. First Edition. 12mo., 320 pages; VG; bound in blue morocco, gilt rules to boards, flat paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling; gilt roll to board edges; gilt roll to turn-ins; all edges of text block gilt; marbled endpapers; A-V8; Errata,  p. inserted between p. 84 and 85.; front pastedown has a bookplate of the Robert J. Wickenheiser Milton Library; second free endpaper has an early bookseller's handwritten description pasted on; text in Latin; title-page vignette; Contains 8 portraits and 1 double plate, as called for, all in excellent condition, black and white, lacking the rare hand-tinting. fol. 5: Thomas Wentwordt, fol 43: William Laud, fol 85: Thomas Fairfax (with tissue-guard), fol 88: Oliver Cromwell fol 127: Carolus Stuart (with tissue-guard), fol 185: 2 page White Hall plate showing the execution of Charles I, fol 197: Carolus Stuart (with tissue-guard), fol 215: Iacobus Hamilton (with tissue-guard), fol 232: Henricus Comes Hollandiae; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc, 1930. First Edition. 8vo., 388pp.; VG/VG-; spine tan, pictorial, with black label and tan lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; dust jacket has rips to all four corners, damage to had and tail of spine, spine edges, flap edges, minor rips and wear elsewhere; price uncut; pictorial endpapers; autograph tipped in onto ffep; binding cracked on title page; interior clean; shelved case 2.
Leipzig: Friedrich Arnsts, 1685. Thick Square Octavo, , 1675 pages, ; VG; bound in contemporary blind-tooled brown leather, paneled spine with no lettering; moderate chipping to head and tail of spine, cracking primarily to front hinge, mild rubbing to corners, boards; portrait frontispiece; title page in red and black; bookworm damage to the fore edge of 7 leaves; a respectable copy. [EH consignment].
London: John Stockdale, 1811. New Edition. Two volumes. Quarto; vii, 338; , 275,  pp. Illustrated with a map and 52 plates by W.H. Watts. Somewhat later red half morocco and marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Some rubbing to spines and hinges; some soiling to boards. Scattered foxing and age-toning throughout. Remains of small bookstore label on front pastedown of Volume 1. Still a very good copy. Shelved in Case #9.
Hallowell: Glazier, Masters & Co., 1831. Twelfth Edition. 8vo., 542pp.; VG; bound in brown calf, spine brown with a red label and gilt lettering; scratching and rubbing to boards; tail of spine has a chunk missing; bumping and rubbing to corners; bottom part of page 179/180 coming loose, upper part still firmly attached; scattered moderate foxing throughout; drawing on a star in ink on the front pastedown; lower fore corner of the ffep has a piece missing; name written on ffep; shelved case 1.
Oslo: Scandinavian University Press, 1999. Octavo; 2 volumes; VG-/VG-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, tan with black print; DJ has slight edgewear, slight peripheral toning; Boards in cream cloth with brown print, slight bumps to bottom edge, mild wear to spine caps, mildly cocked spines; Text block has slight spotting to top edge, else clean and tight; 2 volumes (265, 335 pages), illustrated (557 b&w plates). [Shelf: Sculpture].
Lugduni [Lyon]: Jean Anard, 1622. Quarto; (4), 529, (2) pp. Contemporary vellum (soiled and age-discolored). Small hole on front pastedown, continuing to title page and first few leaves. Previous owner's signature and bookplate on front endpaper. Binding tight. Still very good. Text in Latin. Shelved in Case #3.
Edinburgh and London, Dublin: William Blackwood; J. Murray; and J. Cuming, 1811. First. Octavo; vg+/none; black leather spine, 5 raised bands, and gilt lettering; with recently quarter-bound; black cloth boards; ex libris, ancient signature, title-page; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; maps and charts, folded; fore-edge deckle; light foxing; --v1, Part I, "Ninth to Fifteenth Century," 512 pp.; --v1, Part II, "Fifteenth and Sixteen Centuries," 524 pp.; --v3, Part III, "New World, Columbus, Cortes," 503 pp.; else very good. Dupont Store, Case #9.
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1954. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 275 pages; VG/Fair; spine beige with red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '15s. net'; dust jacket missing the middle third of the spine, small chips to other parts of spine, tape to head and tail; spine of boards slightly age-toned; spine cocked; top edge of text block red; INSCRIBED on ffep to Don-Tudor Wilkinson, Paris 1954, with his bookplate a the bottom of the page; shelved case 9.
London: John Murray, 1903. Third Edition. Small Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 red calf, paneled spines with gilt tooling and titling, red cloth boards, marbled endpapers; top edge gilt; bound by Riviere & Son with their mark; mild wear to boards, slight darkening to spines; profusely illustrated throughout; shelved case 9.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Conselho Nacional de Proteção aos Índios, Ministério da Agricultura, 1946-1953. Folios, 366 pp., 363 pp., G+; tan cloth boards, small black lettering to spines; rounding to spines, bumping/chipping to heads and tails, slight material loss to tails, corners bumped; age-toning and overall waving to text-blocks; age-toning to interiors, text/images affected yet legible/clear, numerous sepia photographs to interiors; VOL. 1 [DO NOROESTE E SUL DE MATO-GROSSO, English trans. "FROM THE CENTER TO THE NORTHWEST AND SOUTH OF MATO GROSSO; broken hinge to front board (front endpapers unaffected), split spine between title page and p. 1, back board shaken, binding intact though casing is fragile, inscribed by previous owner to ffep (dated "10-49")]; VOL. 2 [DAS CABECEIRAS DO RIO XINGU, RIOS ARAGUÁIA E OIAPÓQUE, English trans. "OF THE CABECEIRAS OF THE XINGU RIVER, ARAGUAIA RIVER, AND OIAPOQUE"; cracked spine between pp. 2-3, more leaves heavily age-toned than Vol. 1, boards shaken, binding sturdy, bumping to fore-edge of front board]; text in Portuguese; Rondon was a Brazilian military officer most known for his exploration of Mato Grosso and his efforts to assist indigenous Brazilians, being the first director of the country's Indian Protection Bureau and supported the creation of Xingu National Park; heavy set, please contact us for shipping costs; shelved Case 7.
London: Printed for William Johnston, 1754. Third Edition. 8vo., 640pp.,  index; VG-; spine paneled brown leather with red label and gilt lettering; moderate wear to boards, including scuffing, scratches, slight bowing; corners and board edges peeling; all 23 plates present, some staining from the color onto other parts of plates or facing pages; mild age-toning; GB; shelved case 9.
Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1551. 10mo rebound in brown hardcovers with brown leather spine and gold gilt; VG; boards with very moderate shelf wear; fraying along spine edges; binding strong; paper wobbled and in good condition; some pages at front discolored and stained on the edge; page 17 has a small cut at bottom; occasional marginalia mostly at beginning; title page with inscription and orange colored stamp on edge; pp. 488; in Italian; Bernardo Tasso was a poet and the father of Torquato Tasso; shelved in Case # 3.