Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1970. First Edition. Octavo, 282 pages, VG-/VG; blue DJ, white and red lettering: very mild overall wear to DJ, light age-toning visible to flaps (text unaffected), "$5.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; navy blue buckram boards, gold lettering to spine: light scratch to front board, cloth slightly torn to middle of scratch; mild bumping to head and tail; light age-toning to text-block, minor imperfections to interior, text unaffected; INSCRIBED by Andretti to ffep, vertical line of mild age-toning to ffep, inscription affected yet clear and legible; shelved Sports.
Refine search resultsSkip to search results
London: 1850. First Edition. 8vo., paged 759-804, 1 illustration, tables; VG; blue cover, slight rubbing, penciled number front upper left, some stains, edge wear; some separation in title page from binding, gutter stains on title page and last page from glue at spine, small stains on title page; clean interior; "From the Philosophical Transactions, Part II, for 1850"; "Received June 6, Read June 20, 1850."
New York: HarperStyle, HarperCollinsPublishers/Callaway Editions, 1995. First edition. Folio; First edition; VG/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with grey print; DJ has small blemish and rubbing on rear, else clean and bright; Boards in white paper with grey print, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; 158 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (color). Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1963. First American Edition. Octavo; VG/G-Hardcover; sunned spine with blue and beige image of sky and sand and black text; Heavy shelf wear and age to dust jacket, fraying along sides and edges, minor spotting marks to surfaces,chipping to corners and around spine of jacket; Moderate age and wear to boards spotting marks along spine, binding solid but intact, ivory toned pages; Foxing along text block exterior, darkened text block head, otherwise text block clean; 199 pp.
New York, NY: Amy Einhorn Books / G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2014. First American Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG+. black blue tint colors the tip and tail of DJ spine with navy and black titling centered between; with tiny white publisher on graphic tail. minimal edgewear, DJ under clear protective cover. gray HB with stamped silver type, adjacent ivory paperboard panels are bumped lightly at corners. clear and excellent sheets, lightly skimmed interior, roughly trimmed fore-edge, head and tail edges a smooth ivory. 277 pp. ISBN# 9780399167096.
Chicago: Henty Regnery Company, 1953. Octavo; pp 304; G/Fair; purple spine with ivory text; dust jacket shows noticeable wear to exterior; lightly sunned spine; small chips to corners; cloth has lightly sunned exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; interior clean.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974. Octavo; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, orange with black print; DJ has small tears at spine ends, one-inch closed tear to front bottom corner, mild shelfwear; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, light wear to corners and spine caps; Text block has spotting to edges, slight tanning to end papers, else clean and tight; 312 pages, illustrated (chess diagrams).
California: Pomegranate, 1999. Korean Printing. slim Qto. VG+/ - no DJ. slim black glossy wraps spine with tiny gray titling upon spine, the softcover panels are fully illustrated with aeronautics photos in space and on Earth. minimal superficial wear. folded over inner flaps. filled with large color photos and black/white photos as well, highlighting the textblock on glossy white stock. slim volume, in great shape. 112 pp. ISBN# 0764909053.
Portland, OR: Collectors Press, Inc., 1998. First U.S. Edition. Quarto; pp 194; VG/G; black spine with red text; dust jacket has lightly sunned exterior; mylar wraps; cloth shows light wear to exterior; minor edge wear; strong boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; pictorial endpapers; arts - American; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Shingletown, CA: Mark V. Ziesing, 1995. First Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG+. medium shades of brown with veins of black with overlay titling in white capitals. jacket front is color pictorial, all edges show minimal wear. dark brown leatherette with stamped copper titling and decoratively upon front board. powder blue paw prints scatter patterned on fep/ffep. neatly bound, interior is lightly skimmed with marks or writing. 181 pp. ISBN# 0929480422.
Philadelphia, PA: T. B. Peterson, c. 1870. Octavo, 317 pages; VG-; fully bound in brown cloth, spine has gilt lettering and tooling, front and back cover have profuse embossing; binding has minor shelf wear, with fraying at the top and bottom of the spine and bumping on the fore edge, pages have moderate age toning; bookplate to front pastedown; shelved case 6.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1867. Reprint. Octavo, 260 pages; G; quarter bound in brown leather, paneled spine has gilt lettering; binding has heavy wear, with heavy rubbing at the sides, top, and bottom of the spine; front cover has tearing along the sides, fore edge corners have heavy fraying and bumping; pages have moderate detachment in several locations, have minor age toning; shelved case 8 1/2.
London: Henry Frowde, 1907. 12 mo. VG/VG DJ. Ta spine with navy blue text/title; dustjacket is mostly clean with mild edgewear; dj has protective mylar covering; boards are strong and clean; pen writing on front pastedown and pencil writing on front free end page; binding is strong; textblock is age-toned but clean. Pp. 90.
San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2002. First Edition. petite 8vo. VG+/VG+. glossy medium green DJ spine past mid-spine, with white title, gold-tone lettering for author lies over the white tail segment with small black publisher. jacket front is color pictorial. dark green HB, gold titles fill the slim spine. dark mustard yellow fep/ffep. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. lightly handled copy. 152 pp. ISBN# 9780787963927.
A hand-drawn and hand-colored illustration accompanied by a hand-written poem in an early nineteeth-century hand. The poem, by actor and poet John Collins (d. 1808), describes the first visit of the “bumpkin” John Bull (a literary and satirical character commonly used as an embodiment of English character or Englishness) to a church. There, he witnesses several sights he finds bewildering, but he ultimately undone by a christening, which sends him running from the church, swearing never to return. The illustration captures Bull in the moment of turning to flee the scene of the christening in horror. Collins published this poem in his book, Scripscrapologia; Or, Collins's Doggerel Dish of All Sorts (Birmingham: by the author, 1804). The poem also appeared in newspapers in the United States: prose versions were printed in the Boston Weekly Magazine of Saturday Evening, February 9, 1805, and also in The Bureau, or Repository of Literature, Politics, and Intelligence by S.C. Carpenter on Saturday, June 27, 1812. The exact origin of this copy of the text is not entirely clear. None of the publications mentioned above, including the author’s own book, Scripscrapologia, print anything like the illustration that accompanies this version, or indeed any illustration at all. The text is also distinct from the versions mentioned above in a variety of ways, some of which are as subtle as change of stanza structure or slight alterations of word choice. It is also worth noting that the handwritten version includes various “corrections” to bring standard English spelling into line with the west country vernacular that Collins used in some versions of the text, but notably not in his book. Condition: Good to Very Good. Some breakage of the paper around the edges obscures a line of text at the very top of the page (written in a different hand, and not of a piece with the text below it) and partially obscures the last line of the poem, which is nevertheless still legible. A closed tear that extends up an old crease in the center of the page cuts through the last two stanzas of the poem, but does not significantly impact legibility. Dimensions 11.375 x 17.75 inches (manuscript); 17.125 x 21.125 inches (frame).
Washington: Department of the Army, 1975. First printing. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; Green spine with gold text; Boards have minimal shelf wear, just barely sunned exterior with clean and strong panels; Text block slight age toning around exterior edges, otherwise pages are clean with tight binding; Sticker on front end paper; pp 189.
Chapel Hill: Whispers Press, 1977. First edition. Octavo; First edition; G/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, illustrated in black and white without print; DJ in mylar, has some spotting on spine and flap edges, else clean and bright; Boards in white cloth with gold print, spotting to edges; Text block has heavily spotted edges, else clean and tight; ix, 190 pages.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1980. Quarto: VG-/VG: Multicolored spine with white text: DJ is covered in mylar sheath, some light generals shelfwear, some age toning mainly on flaps: Boards are strong with general shelfwear, some light soiling: Textblock has darkened slightly with age, pages are free of markings, folds and tears: 247 pp. [ Over sized book. Additional shipping necessary for expedited/international shipping. Economy international shipping unavailable due to weight/size restrictions. Please contact seller for additional information.].
Sydney, Australia: Angus & Robertson, 1953. First Australian Edition. Octavo; G-/G-; pictorial spine, mostly black and gold-yellow, off-white and black text; DJ has archival cover, shows major edge/shelf wear, chipping and open tears on corners and edges, chipping, tears and creasing on head and tail of spine,significant age toning and spotting/foxing on outside and inside cover, back cover shows signs of rubbing and various markings, bottom right corner of left inside slip has been torn off, no text removed; Boards strong, corners lightly frayed, spine cocked; Text block shows significant age toning, spotting/foxing on outer edges, some inner pages show spotting/foxing and staining throughout book, shadowing on front and back end paper; pp 307.
Brussels, Belgium: Marc Vokaer, 1972. Hardcover Quarto; VG/VG; DJ shows general shelf war, creasing on head and tail edges, closed tear near top right corner of front cover and on bottom left corner of front cover, closed tear on tail of spine, open tear on bottom right corner of back cover, sunning is present in the form of a streak going across the front and back and the inside slips; Text block age toned but clean, gift inscription to previous owner on front end paper, text legible, illustrations clear; pp 244 Additional shipping is needed for expedited / international orders. Book(s) too heavy/ large to ship via economy international shipping methods. For international/expedited orders, please inquire for rates].