London: J. Dodsley, 1890 and 1891. Second Edition, First Printing. Octavo., 356 pages, 139 pages; VG; spine paneled brown leather with red label and gilt lettering; 1/4 rebound with brown leather and marbled boards; mild shelfwear and bumping; green speckling to text block; interior has sparse notations in margins throughout, mild foxing; writing in pencil covering rebound ffep; reflections is the first printing of the second edition, with the following points: title-page with the 'M' in the date slightly off to the right of the 'D' in the publisher's name, the preface has the floral printer's ornament on iv, page 223, line 23, shows the misprint: 'ascertainmennt' rather than 'ascertainment', there is a dagger printer's mark at the bottom of page 194.; JG consignment; shelved case 7.
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Roma: Bertinelli, 1853. Folios, two volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 vellum. marbled boards, burgundy labels with gilt lettering to spines; mild wear and rubbing to boards; some mild foxing, primary to page edges; wide margins; volume 1 with frontispiece and two maps on double leaf, volume 2 includes fifty plates, also on double leaf, depicting mainly plans, elevations and topographical views of Roman antiquities; shelved case 7.
Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1930. Limited Edition. #72/370. Oblong Quarto, 114 pages; VG/G; in printed tan wrappers, red and black lettering to spine; with original glassine, parts torn or tattered; interior clean, with minimal foxing; Illustrated with six original color lithographs by Marie Laurencin; Copy #72 of 370 of the European edition, and of that, one of 300 printed on Rives paper; SH consignment; shelved case 0.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1950. First Edition. 8vo., 533pp.; VG-/G-; spine blue/green pictorial with black and yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.50'; dust jacket has chipping along hinges, corners, head and tail of spine; dust jacket has separated completely along the rear spine fold, then inexpertly repaired with tape along the inside of the jacket, with some staining from tape present; boards shaken; top edge of text block stained; sun fading to spine of dust jacket and upper edge of boards; LP consignment; shelved case 6.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1925. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 252 pages; VG; bound in publisher's olive cloth, black lettering to spine; spine cocked; small black smudge to spine; slight foxing to endpapers; presumed first printing, with no further printings listed on copyright page, no date on title page, olive binding, no mention of the Newbery; page 252 uncut; incredibly scarce; shelved case 14.
Lausanne: Andre Gonin, 1943. First limited edition (#106 of 194 copies); signed by author, artist and editor. Quarto in ivory soft covers with ivory case and black letters on spine; VG/VG; boards with moderate soiling or slight foxing; portfolio contains double folded plates with text in large print (in French) and twenty original pencil lithographs interspersed; all clean; pp. 123; velin paper with deckle edges; in good condition; shelved in Case # 11; please contact us for shipping costs.
London: Nattali and Bond, ca. 1820 and 1855. Second edition; Ninth edition for volumes II and III. Octavo in dark green leather with six-band embossed leather spine and gold letters; vols. II and III rebound in 1/2 dark brown cloth and leatherette spine; VG; one volume with general fraying and soiling on boards; strong bindings; dusty, deckle edges; slight discoloration and offsetting from illustrations; vol. III has open gutter in front and stains on title page and frontispiece; text clean; shelved in Case # 0; please contact us for shipping costs.
New York: Cosmopolitan Book Publishing, 1929. Signed Limited Edition, #2/1000. Octavo, 246 pages; VG; in publisher's blue cloth spine, paper boards; housed in publisher's VG slipcase, mild rubbing but sturdy; bookplate on front pastedown; Signed by Coolidge on limitation page, #2/1000; GM consignment; shelved case 5.
Paris: L'Imprimerie de Migneret, 1806. First edition. Octavo; lvi, 484, [1, errata] pp. Contemporary calf, marbled endpapers, rebacked with modern gilt-decorated spine, leather spine label. VG. Some slight rubbing to corners. Age-browned, but text clean and crisp. This first edition of Corvisart's treatise on heart diseases was written by C.E. Horeau from notes based on Corvisart's lectures. Jean-Nicolas Corvisart (1755-1821), expert in cardiology, was the favorite physician of Napoleon Bonaparte, to whom this book is dedicated. Napoleon reportedly said, "I don't believe in medicine, but I believe in Corvisart." Absolon (IM) consignment Shelve Case # 10, paneled brown leather spine w/ gilt decoration.
A Cologne: chez Pierre Marteau, 1701. Early Fictitious Imprint. 12mo., , 564 pages, ; VG; bound in contemporary acid-washed calf, paneled spine with elaborate gilt, morocco label with gilt titling; board edges with gilt roll; marbled endpapers; cracking to front hinge; scattered and scarce staining to interior; name to title page; index in rear; Title page in red and black, with sphere device; text in French; Volume 1 of 3 only; BJ consignment; shelved case 3.
1931. Personal letter from Clarence Darrow discussing Charles Proteus Seinmetz. The letter is a response to a request for information on Steinmetz, a notable mathematician and engineer. Steinmetz was a vocal socialist and Darrow suggests the recipient reach out to to the former socialist mayor of Schenectady, George R. Lunn. Also included in the frame is a photo of Darrow. The frame is hinged and opens up to reveal the original envelope. The letter shows some creasing and wear along the edges.
London: John Murray, 1872. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, vi, 374 pages, 4 pages ads; G+; bound in publisher's green cloth, rebacked with spine preserved; gilt lettering to spine; some rubbing and bumping to corners; 1st edition, 1st Issue point: the word 'that' is spelt correctly on p. 208; 7 photographic plates, as called for (numbered with Roman numerals, Pl.I-VII; Freeman: F1142; shelved case 3.
Washington DC: Post Office Department, 1866-1867. First. Two canvas-backed maps of the United states folded into a brown leather slipcase. Case has some light scuffing and wear at the edges and to the gilt lettering; Some light tearing to edges and folds of map, hand colored; Color still very vibrant on all maps. Two folded maps indicate postal routes through New England. Though the maps were made in 1866, it appears that they were updated in 1867; The outer box credits Amos Kendall, but that may be because the set was given to him, as the Postmaster General at the time was William Dennison, and he is credited on the maps themselves. VERY scarce, especially in this condition. Shelved in Case 1.
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 624 pages; VG; bound in half burgundy calf, marbled boards; paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; first issue points present: 1850 engraved into vignette title-page, Chapter XXVII listed on page 283 but appearing on page 282, uncorrected "cha pter" on page 19,viii in preface with last "i" not aligned, uncorrected "coroboration" on page 387, including ''screwed'' for "screamed" on page 132; interior clean, with mild foxing to plates; Shelved in Case 4.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1887. First Edition. Octavo; G/No jacket; Bound in 3/4 brown leather; NOTE: Tipped-in autograph of Charles Dickens on front paste down Gilt lettering and 4 raised bands on spine; Some wear to all sides and spine; Some bumping and fraying to the corners and along the spine edges; Marbled end papers; Some cracking to binding at the gutter, repaired at front by tape; Binding tight; Pages discolored and toned, plates darkened; First Edition, early issue points: Includes "suppressed plates" by William Buss; page 341 "inde-licate"; NOTE: previous owner has hand-corrected point on 342 and crossed out original error: Page 400: "this friends" instead of "his friends"; Page 432: "F" in headline "OF" is imperfect. ; shelved in Case # 4.
London: John Murray, 1929. First Edition Thus, First Printing. Octavo, 1202 pages; VG/VG; spine white with black and red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, mild wear; top edge of text bock red; price on front cover of 'net 7/6'; with small leaflet advertising the third large printing of 'The Complete Sherlock Holmes Short Stories' loose within, also mentioned on the rear cover; age-toning to pages; incredibly scarce, especially with dust jacket; shelved case 13.
Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America, 1985. Anthology. Included books and maps in very good condition. Sun fading and occasional tears to several of the paper wrappers that store the folded maps. Nevertheless, the maps themselves remain clean and bright. Comprises 67 volumes and 25 maps. In addition to the accompanying maps, many volumes include multiple plates. Collection includes many regional map sheets with accompanying text. PLEASE NOTE that due to the number of these volumes and their respective weight that special shipping arrangements are required.
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1950. First Edition. thin 8vo., 70 pp., VG/VG; DJ black with white illustration, tan lettering (age-toned) to spine, text legible; rubbing to head and tail of spine and corners of DJ; price uncut "$2.10" to top right-hand corner of front flap; DJ protected by mylar; black cloth boards, gold lettering to spine; mild bumping to head and tail of spine, mild cocking to spine; mild rubbing to boards, edges, and corners of boards; aged paste staining to endpapers; interior clean; Drake's first book and the only one published by Arkham House as a limited printing of 553 copies, of which 300 were given to the author, leaving only 252 copies for distribution; LP consignment; shelved Case 3, Dupont.
London: Jacob Tonson, 1701. First edition. Thick, tall quarto rebound in light brown leather; VG; six-bands embossed spine with heavy gilt and gold letters; high quality rebound; minimal soiling; slight fraying on bottom spine; blue moire end pages; gilt edges; previous owner's name on first title page; original paper in good condition; each book has a dedication page; rare and in good condition; shelved in Case #7; please contact us for shipping costs.
London: Autotype Company, 1894. First Edition. Folio; G+; Bound in 3/4 black leather with gilt lettering on spine and front board; Upper edge gilt, other edges deckle cut; Wear to all edges of the boards with some fraying, mostly at the corners, Scuffing to the boards; Spine is cocked and bent, binding sturdy; Marlbled end papers have been repaired neatly by maroon tape; Interior clean with some toning to the outer edges; All images bright and clear; NOTE: Book is heavy, please contact us for international and expedited shipping; Shelved above mythology.
London: John Williams and Francis Eglesfield, 1654. First Edition. large Octavo, 269  pages; G+; rebound in modern burgundy buckram, gilt lettering on spine; , 136, 121-269, ; contemporary bookplate on verso of title page of Thomas Brotherton of Hey.; small bookworm hole to upper fore corner, does not impact text; page wavy; tape repaired tear to ffep; Title page in red and black; Includes index; Preface signed: T.F. [i.e. Thomas Fuller]; ESTC Citation No. R23317, Wing F2422; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Paris: Jeanne Bucher, 1934. First Limited Edition, #167 of 800. 2 Quartos; VG; one bound in light green soft covers with black letters, the other deep purple soft covers with black letters; minimal soiling and slight discoloration on covers; paper age-toned; wood engravings clean; these are the first and second of seven Cahiers (notebooks) comprising Ernst's novel; includes publisher's prospectus; includes a letter from the publisher; text in French; shelved in Case # 11.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 408 pages; VG/none; bound in publisher's green cloth, bright gilt lettering to spine; facsimile dust jacket; spine cocked; mild wear and rubbing to boards; bookplate to ffep; mild age-toning to interior; Scribner's seal and 'A' on copyright page; LD consignment; shelved case 2.
Bologna: Stamperia di Lelio dalla Volpe, 1739. Tall quarto, 427pp. Hardcover, quarter-bound in leather and marbled boards, in VG- condition. Bumping and shelf-wear. Mild abrasions and and rubbing to boards and spine. Decorative marbled endpapers. Light foxing throughout text; small damp-stain to first portion of text at head. Includes 18 fold out engraved plates. Small portion of bookplate remains to fly-leaf. Binding is sturdy. NOTE: Due to size/weight of item, additional shipping fees may apply. Shelve: CASE #4 Spine is black with gilt text and decoration with four raised bands.
Montaglona: Privately Published, 1949. First edition. Chapbook with signed postcard; VG; Some rubbing to the edges, light bumping; Corners slightly creased; Postcard and letter in excellent shape with some creasing on upper edge; Postcard signed "H. Hesse" and chapbook initialed H.H.; Very Scarce; 27 pages, letter and postcard. Shelved in Autograph album case 0.
London: The Sydenham Society, 1851. Folio; unpaginated; Good; dark green spine without text; green cloth has light smudges to exterior; slight rubbing to corners and edges; green endpapers; small tear to half title page to page 3; slight foxing to first and last few pages; minor chip to rear endpaper at fore edge; profusely illustrated; slight foxing impacting some illustrations; Latin and English text; TG Consignment.
London: for J. F. and C. Rivington, L. Davis, T. Payne and Son, W. Owen, T. Longman, B. Law, J. Dodsley, and 19 others, 1785. Sixth Edition. Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; rebacked in 20th century calf, paneled spines, burgundy and green labels with gilt titling, gilt stamping to panels, period boards preserved; some rubbing and wear to boards; Half-title present in volume 1, missing in volume 2; early name in ink to ffeps; with portrait frontispiece to volume I; printed in triple columns; rear leaf of both volumes converted into hand-drawn 'supplement' sheets, for additional words not in the dictionary, although only 3 were ever put in, including 'Zero - a cold below 39 degrees by ??? & snow making'.; JM consignment; shelved case 9.
London: Sumptibus Societatis, 1839-48. Six 8vo volumes in wine red cloth w/black leather textboxes w/gilt text adhered to spines. Gilt-edged textblocks volumes I & II. VG+. Bindings tight; minimal interior pencilling at front of Vol. I, no marks detected in other volumes. Top front spine-edge Vol. II bumped & mildly threadbare w/very short tear at joint; textbox leather Vol. II mildly scuffed. Sunning on some boards. 4pp English Historical Society listing at beginning of Volumes I-III, w/introduction & prefaces in English, text in Latin; cxxix, 321; xxiv, 436; lii, 468; xx, 317; xv, 403; xxxviii, 359.
West Stockbridge, Massachusetts: Thornwillow Press, 1990. Limited Edition, #402/500. Octavo, 39 pages; bound in Moroccan burgundy goatskin, plain paneled spine; lacking slipcase; #402/500, signed by Pontifell on the limitation page; Inscribed by Helmut Kohl to John Weitz on ffep; stamp from the GHI-John Weitz collection on the ffep; text in German and English; KUS consignment; shelved case 9.
Paris: Durand Ainé, Marcand D'Estampes, 1832. Quarto, unpaginated; VG; bound in 3/4 red calf, marbled boards; gilt stamping and titling to spine; head and tail both have some glue repair, head with drop of glue showing, chipping to head and tail of spine' some rubbing and wear to binding; bookplate to front pastedown; with 70 beautifully colored plates, some mild foxing, primarily to edges; list of plates bound in rear; MW consignment; shelved case 11.
Paris: Chez F. Buisson, 1799. Second Edition. 8vos., 5 volumes; VG-; spines brown, red and black labels, gilt lettering and tooling; gilt panel on front and rear board of each volume; gilt tooling on board edges; marbled endpapers; speckled text blocks; all volumes have some bumping and shelfwear, including fraying to corners, chipping to heads and tails of spines, cracking to spine edges; volume 1 lower third of spine partially detached, ffep loose; name written in ink on second front endpage of volumes 1, 3; volume 5 half of black label missing; all plates and folding maps present and in excellent condition; volume 1: half-title, plates 1-6, including frontispiece and folding map, clxxxiv, 311 pp.; volume 2: half-title, plates 7-13, 408 pp.; volume 3: half title, plates 14-27, 414, pp.; volume 4: half-title, plates 28-35, 380 pp.; volume 5: half-title. 350 pp, plates 36-39, including three folding maps; shelved above.
New York: GF Hopkins, 1802. First American Edition. Octavo; VG-; ix,94, 296 pages with folding frontispiece map (now backed by linen); Original brown leather boards with repaired spine; Gilt lettering and designs on spine; Scuffing to edges of boards, some bumping and fraying to the corners; Spine is rubbed but title on spine is legible ("Mackenzy's Travels" [sic]); Two bookplates on front pastedown (Bonnycastle Robinson & CLF Robinson); Previous owner's name in ink on title page; Some spotting/foxing throughout including map; Original frontispiece map is intact and backed by linen; PS Consignment; Shelved in Case 9.
London: J.M. Dent, 1893. First edition. Octavo, 990 pp. Hardcover without jacket as issued. First edition, rebound as four volumes (originally published as two) in quarter-bound red leather and marbled paper. Head edges gilt; spine red leather with elaborate gilt decoration and five raised bands. Original cream and gilt cloth covers and spines bound in at front and rear of volumes 1, 2, and 4. Bumping and shelf-wear. Sunning and chipping to spines. Age-toning to boards. Previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down end papers of all volumes. Marbled end papers have mild age toning to margins; faint toning to margins of text and offsetting where ribbon bookmarks had been. Hinges starting. Good copy only. This edition of Le Morte D'Arthur is limited to 1500 ordinary copies and 300 copies on Dutch Hand Made paper. This copy is the former. Includes many original designs by Aubrey Beardsley. Shelve: CASE #3 Spines are dark red with gilt text and decoration.
Philadelphia: James Crissy, 1832. Second Edition. Octavos, 3 volumes; VG; volumes 1 and 2 bound in contemporary speckled polished calf, paneled spines with two black labels and gilt titling, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers, atlas bound in 3/4 brown cloth, blue paper boards with paper label to front board; Engraved frontispiece portrait of Washington in volume one, offsetting onto title page as usual; Atlas with engraved vignette title and 10 double-page maps hand-colored in outline; sfep has the ownership marks of Kenneth Masterson as well as Frederick F. Cornell in each volume dated 1848 in New York. Cornell was pastor of Pluckemin Presbyterian Church, a classics scholar, missionary and instructor.; shelved case 1.
[Washington, D.C.?]: [Publisher Not Identified], . First Edition. Thin Octavo, 16 pages; G; 3/4 bound in brown calf, marbled boards and endpapers; some rubbing to binding; lacking title page and map; ex-Columbia Historical Society library, with their stamps to interior and sticker to front board, bookplate to front pastedown; first page with some period writing; extremely scarce in any condition; HSDC consignment; shelved case 9 3/4.
New-Haven: Printed by Meigs, Bowen and Dana, in Chapel-Street, . First Edition. 12mo., 214 pages; G-; bound in contemporary full calf, black label to spine with gilt lettering; moderate rubbing and wear to boards, cracking to spine, wear to hinges; ffep loose within, with early names written in ink, one dated 1787; some gatherings slightly loose; page 57 with long horizontal tear; with half-title; some slight waviness to pages, some mild cracking and wear to fore edges of pages; With engraved hand-colored double-hemisphere of the world frontispiece (The World. Agreeable to the last Discoveries in the South Seas. 6.5x10 cm) and 4 "word maps" (described by Warren Heckrotte as "cartographic diagrams") in the text (South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa). LACKING THE FOLDING MAP OF THE UNITED STATES; some tattering to edges of frontispiece, does not effect map; Extremely scarce; shelved case 3.
Amsterdam: Pieter Mortier, 1700. First edition. Folio; (16), 282, (8) pp.; VG; Illustrated with 141 numbered plates; each plate contains two engravings. Dutch translation by Willem Sewel of the French original by David Martin. Original calf, rubbed at extremities; front hinge splitting at spine top; interior age-toned; occasional discoloration and waterstaining to margins; engravings intact and clean. NOTE: Volume 1 - Old Testament - only. Shelved above case 2.
New York: Sphinx Publishing Corporation, 1937-1951. Octavo; VG-; softcover; all issues' covers have general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing on spines and spine edges, rubbing on fore corners, occasional tearing on edges, occasional soiling; all issues' text blocks have light age toning; insert included; vo. 36 no. 1 - vo. 39 no. 12, 3 copies of vo. 40 no. 1, vo. 40 no. 2 - vo. 48 no. 2, vo. 49 no. 10 - vo. 50. no. 6; 156 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.
Lipsiae: Johannis Casparis Meyeri, 1692. Fifth Revised Edition. Square quarto; VG; white vellum spine and boards; faded hand-written titles on spine; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; mixed pagination; some long-standing marks in margins; --PART I, "Consilium," 256 pp.; included folding chart of Hebrew Grammar; --PART II, "Novum Lexicon," 1095 pp.; engraved frontispiece; [Gottfried Liebezeit, Hamburg; Christh. Guntheri, 1692, Lipsiae]; PART III, "Glossary," 62 pp.; medium age-toning; foxing; all edges tinted blue; binding shaken; split starts, hinges and gutter; spine and boards, sunned; else very good; ---TEXT IN HEBREW AND LATIN. -Shelve Case 3.
Witebergae: Schleich, 1570. Small thick octavo; , 524, [2, errata]; [2, 16], 550,  pp. Contemporary embossed vellum, with remains of metal clasps attatched. Boards bowed; vellum soiled and age-toned; scattered foxing (sometimes heavy) throughout; front endpapers and title page torn at edges (not affecting text); still Very Good. Text in Latin. Shelved in Case #3.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First Edition. 8vo., 244pp.; VG/VG-; spine black and blue pictorial with white and blue lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; dust jacket has some chipping to corners, head and tail of spine, lesser chipping to edges; small piece of tape on inside of dust jacket along middle of spine; pages slightly age-toned; teal cloth boards with blue lettering; Scribner's seal on copyright page; LP consignment; shelved case 8.
London: Day & Son, 1856. Quarto, unpaginated; VG; 3/4 bound in black leather, black pebbled cloth boards; paneled black spines with gilt lettering and tooling; spine has some rubbing, minor scratches; mild wear to corners; small bookseller sticker on front pastedown; all plates present and in excellent condition; shelved case 7.
New York: Brentano, 1902. First Edition. 8vo., 114pp.; VG; bound in original pictorial board with pictorial on spine with green lettering; boards protected with a plastic covering; blind stamp on sfep; signs of repair to binding on endpages; interior has minor smudges, but free from age marks, with the exception of frep; pictures are in excellent condition; frontispiece; DC consignment; shelved case 14.
New Delhi, India: Vision Books, 1979. First Edition. Octavo, 184 pages; G/G; purple spine with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut 'Rs. 35', some rubbing and wear, primarily with a closed tear along upper rear hinge, chipping to head and tail of spine; dust jacket slightly folding at top edges, due to it being slightly bigger than the volume; cracking at gutter at half-title; signed flat on title page by Indira Gandhi, dated '10.2.80'; shelved case 5.