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.
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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.
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.
Bluffton: International Brotherhood of Magicians, 1937-1988. Octavo; VG-; softcover; all issues' covers have general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing on spines and spine edges, occasional tearing on spine, rubbing on fore corners, open and closed tears on some edges, occasional soiling and foxing; all issues' text blocks age toned; inserts included; vo. 17 no. 1 - vo. 31 no. 12, vo. 32 no. 11 - no. 59 no. 3, vo. 65 no. 3, vo. 65 no. 5 - vo. 65 no. 7, vo. 65 no. 11, vo. 65 no. 12, vo. 66 no. 1, vo. 66 no. 3, vo. 67 no. 10, vo. 67 no. 11, vo. 68 no. 3, vo. 68 no. 4; 519 issues [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international expedited please inquire for rates].
London: 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.
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.
Christiania: ; Winckelmann & Sonner, 1852. First edition. Folio; vg/none; contemporary brown leather spine with gilt lettering and banding highlights; three-quarters bound w/black cloth boards; marbled endpapers; gilt head-edge; some edge-wear and bumping; text block, clean; 54 pp.; illus., 33 color plates, tissue guards refreshed, illustrated title page with color; 6 pp. of music; text description related to each plate; [NATIONAL COSTUMES]; text pages, toning; binding tight; clear mylar protector; all corners and edges, chipping and wear; else very good; ---TEXT IN DANISH, GERMAN, AND ENGLISH. SHELVED IN FIRST RIGHT-HAND BOOKCASE IN AISLE 10. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
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.
The Hague: 1616. First edition. Thick, large quarto in vellum; VG; strong covers, heavily soiled with five-band embossed spine; boards' sides folded inward due to storage and shelving; inside front board has tiny ink inscriptions; dusty edges; paper at times heavily faded and wobbly with slight offsetting not affecting text; first 53 pages stained probably from water damage; back of plate 42 contains blue and black ink signatures; the book has been collated in a disorderly fashion and a few plates are missing primarily in the Geometry section; the Preface, and Symmetry section are at the end; the book also contains a Table of Dimensions of Fortifications; each section has approximately 40 to 80 pages; in French; Samuel Marolois (Maroloys or Marloy) was a Dutch Military Engineer and Mathematician whose works were revised by Albert Girard.
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.
Calais, Vermont: Z Press, 1999. First Limited Edition, Letter K. Octavo; VG; Sewn in original wrappers with label on the front cover. Book design by C. W. Swets. Set in Bembo type, printed on handmade papers by The Grenfell Press. One of 26 copies, letter K, signed by Jeff Clark on the colophon, with a tipped-in original linocut in black, gray, and beige numbered and signed by Jasper Johns in pencil) there were an additional 200 unsigned copies, without the linocut.) This is the first linoleum cut ever created by Johns. Apparently inspired by this work, Johns later produced several more prints in this media, they were exhibited by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.; shelved case 0.
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.