London: Printed by S. Simmons, and are to be sold by T. Helder, at the Angel in Little Brittain, 1669. First Edition. Octavo; VG; bound in full morocco, spine paneled with gilt lettering; gilt text block; some wear and rubbing to binding; ffep through page A3 mostly loose, still attached through two pieces of string to the binding; A4, a4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Tt4, Vv2; small hole in middle of leaf Cc3, impacts text; a few leaves slightly stained. Bookplate of Thomas Jefferson McKee. McKee, 1840-1899, was a well-known book collector and lawyer from New York whose collection was auctioned off in 1900. In the auction, this copy was item number 3091. Autograph of Evert A. Duyckinck, 1839 on top blank margin of title. Evert Augustus Duyckinck, 1816-1878, was an American publisher and biographer. Among his work, he assisted Edgar Allan Poe in printing his Tales collection in 1845 and selected which stories to include. Duyckinck was also known to have lent Melville copies of his books, including a copy of the Decameron and a copy of Paradise Lost. Has the stamp of 'Lenox Library-Duplicate' on verso of title. The Lenox Library was a library incorporated and endowed in 1870, became a part of the founding collection of the New York Public Library in 1895, and opened to the public in this capacity in 1911. Of its collection in 1894, 15,000 of the 83,331 were from the collection of Evert Augustus Duyckinck. Simmons printed 1,200 first edition copies in 1667, and issued them over three years with varying title pages. The title pages have different years, with them reading 1667, 1668, or 1669. There is no known relationship between when a given copy of the text itself was printed, and the attached title page, making establishing priority difficult. This issue includes "Milton's synopsis of each book ("the Arguments" of Books 1–10), his defense of "the Verse," and a list of errata, adding sixteen pages of preliminary matter to the book. Simmons's note to the reader states that he had procured this explanation from Milton because readers of the poem had "stumbled" on first encountering it, asking "why the Poem Rimes not." Milton's strident defense of blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter) is printed in large type that fills two pages. His chosen meter, although no longer fashionable by 1667, was the dominant mode of Shakespeare's plays and is the closest to the natural rhythms of English speech. Samuel Johnson later commented sarcastically that, "finding blank verse easier than rhyme, [Milton] was desirous of persuading himself that it is better."" [Morgan Library] JG consignment; shelved case 0.
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Witebergae [Wittenberg]: 1531. First Edition. Small quarto (7.125 x 5.5 inches; 182 x 140 mm.).  leaves. Signatures: A-E4 F6 G² h4 I-N4 O² P-2V4(-2V4, blank). Bound without blank leaf 2V4; 2A2 signed "A2." Printer and date of publication from colophon on 2V3 recto. Apologia Confessionis has separate title-page (G1 recto), with "Emenda" beneath the title. Decorative and historiated woodcut initials. Later quarter calf with black paper-covered boards; all edges trimmed and stained blackish-blue; plain endpapers, double-flyleaves at front, single at the rear. Front board detached but for single string at bottom; calf mostly gone; edges worn; corners softened; scuffing to boards; loose electrical tape affixed to bottom of rear board, curling over spine. Front free endpaper and first flyleaf completely detached. Repairs to inner hinges; label pulled up from front pastedown. Split between gatherings V and Z, starting between leaves 2T3 and 2T4, 2V2 and 2V3. Minor thumbsoiling scattered throughout text; some toning; occasional foxing. Text very good in just good binding. Housed in custom black cloth clamshell with red spine label stamped in gilt. [Augsburg Confession]. Confessio fidei exhibita invictiss. Imp. Carolo V. Caesari Aug. in Comiciis Augustae, Anno M. D. XXX. Addita est Apologia Confessionis [by Philipp Melancthon]. Beide, Deudsch und Latinisch. Wittenberg: [Impressum per Georgium Rhau, 1531]. First edition of the Augsburg Confession, containing the Latin texts of the Confessio and Melanchton's Apologia. Although the title-page states that it contains both the Latin and German texts, this first edition contains Latin text only (the German translation by Justus Jonas was added slightly later). Catalog entry tipped to front pastedown from "J. J. Lentnersche Hofbuchhandlung (E. Stahl), München," "Lager-Katalog Nr. 8." Annotations throughout the text in at least two, possibly as many as four different hands, including a couple of manicules. Several early ink ownership inscriptions on the title-page, the earliest that of "Theodorus Backhusius Possessor," who was pastor at Oldenberg (d. 1625); followed by "Vogt 1735," "JFG Olbers 1766" and "H. Meere." Recto of front free endpaper bears ink manuscript notes that seem to be from nineteenth-century New Testament commentator H. A. W. Meyer [Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer (1800-1873)], dated 1868; verso with additional notes, signed by his son "Professor Dr. [Gustav] Meyer," dated "7 Januar 1883." Bookseller's ticket of Schaeffer & Koradi, Philadelphia. Neuser, Bibliographie, 8. See VD16 C 4734 and C 4735. Sold together with a copy of Neuser's Bibliographie der Confessio Augustana und Apologie, 1530-1580. Nieuwkoop: De Graaf Publishers, 1987.; BK consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Printed by Ruth Raworth for Humphrey Moseley, 1645. First Edition. Octavo, 120 pages; VG; bound in full burgundy diced morocco, rebacked with closely matching spine with gilt lettering, new endpapers; bookplate of the Warrington Museum on front pastedown; small hole to page 43, 107, covers exactly one letter each; water damage to the entire interior, probably occurred before the most recent rebinding. The lower half along the gutter is largely free of water damage, but the rest faintly stained; top edge pages cut close, with the margin sometimes being removed in its entirety, and the page number cut in half.; title page shows more wear than other pages; Underlining or marginalia on pages 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30, 37, 44, 48, 49, 50, 51, 57, Issue with "S." before "Pauls" in imprint, but no priority has been established. The printing has a deep debossed lettering. Lacking frontispiece and Latin poems. While it has the separate titlepage for Comus (a.k.a. A Mask), it is lacking the one for the Latin Poemata. This 1645 collection of Milton's poetry was the only poetry of his to see print until Paradise Lost appeared in 1667. JG consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 634pp.; G+; spine green cloth with gilt lettering; original publisher's cloth, original orange endpapers, with the publisher's circular device blindstamped on the front and rear boards; spine partially faded to tan, with gilt lettering also partially faded, some small brown discoloration to spine edge; endpapers have some discoloration; moderate foxing throughout; six pages of publisher's ads; binding slightly loose; top edge of front hinge of front board has a repaired tear; BAL 13664; HC consignment; Shelved Case 2.
London: S. Simmons, 1674. Second Edition. 12mo, , 333 pages; VG; bound in full maroon straight-grained morocco, spine with elaborate gilt tooling, gilt lettering; gilt text block; two different gilt rolls along borders; gilt roll on board edges, turn-ins; marbled endpapers; top edge pages cut close, with the margin sometimes being removed in its entirety, and part of the title and page number cut in half; second free endpaper has two small slivers of paper glued on, containing previous auction/bookseller descriptions of this volume; Small bookplate on front pastedown, with the seal of the Merrill family. Ffep has the Lalique Bookplate Emilie: a 4.5 inches in length paper decorated with leaves and the large name Emilie in the design as well as the R. Lalique signature in the plain border area. The Lalique Bookplate was designed especially for the American heiress Emilie Grigsby. A 1912 auction sale of her library in New York City stated that every book in the auction contained the bookplate specially designed for her by Rene Lalique. frontispiece portrait engraved by Dolle. The first issue in which the Poem is divided into twelve books (in former issue it was in ten books only). Also for the first time appears Andrew Marvell's Commendatory Poem "On Paradise Lost" JG consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: Printed and sold by George F. Hopkins, 1802. Second Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in full contemporary calf, black spine labels wih gilt lettering; boards with moderate rubbing, including some wear to hinges, scraping to leather; newspaper clipping tipped onto verso of title page, staining to first page of preface; Ownership on front pastedowns of A. S. Burleson. Ownership on both title pages of Hugh Nelson. some sparse marginalia to text, including writing the authors of certain essays under the title, writing covers most of the front endpapers; DG consignment; shelved in Case 1.
[London]: Printed by Richard Bishop [and Robert Young], and are to be sold by Andrew Crooke, in St. Paules, Church-yard, 1640/1641. Second Folio Printing. Folios, 2 volumes; VG; rebacked with new calf spines, burgundy labels with gilt lettering, previous boards preserved; marbled endpapers; both volumes have previous owners name and information on sfep; For volume 1, the subsidiary plays each have separate dated title pages. That to "Poëtaster" has imprint "London, printed by Robert Young. M.DC.XL.". "Epigrammes" begins new pagination and register; otherwise pagination and register are continuous. Most of the parts have special title page with imprint: London, Printed by R. Bishop, 1640. "Poëtaster" has title page with imprint: "London, Printed by Robert Young, M.DC.XL.".; The title page is engraved and signed "Guliel[mus] Hole fecit".; Signatures: A-Kkk6 Lll4; 2A-2T6.; For volume 2, it consists of two volumes, 2 and 3, the former intended as a continuation of the first volume published in 1615. Vol. 2 was edited by the author, vol. 3 by Sir Kenelm Digby. The three plays comprising volume 2 ("Bartholmew [sic] Fayre", "The Diuell is an asse", and "The staple of nevves") each have separate title page with imprint "... printed by I[ohn]. B[eale]. for Robert Allot ... 1631"; "; Signatures: A6 B-M4 Aa-Cc4 2D-H4 2I6 N-Y4 Vol. 3 B-Q4, R2, S-X4, Y2, Z4, Aa-Oo4, Pp2, Qq4, 2A-K4, 2L2, 2M-R4, 3A-P4, 3Q2, 3R-V4. Closed tear to L4; CK consignment; shelved case 0.
Londini [London]; Oxonii [Oxford]: Impensis Brabazoni Aylmeri sub Signo Trium Columbarum, 1674/1672. First Edition. Octavo, VG-; bound in early paneled brown calf, front hinge repaired; spine paneled with no lettering; single gilt roll to board edges; first two endpapers and front pastedown have pencil writing; Epistolarum Familiarium: 3-155  +  pages bookseller's advertisements, collation: A2-8, B-I8, K1-7, lacking A1 and K8; F7 has a torn chip to lower fore corner; Epistlae Duare: 3-171 [172 blank] [173-182], Turkish and Arabic Index; collation: B2-8, C-H8, I-P4, Q8; lacking A1-4, B1, text supplied in contemporary manuscript hand on two blank leaves bound directly before B2; B2-C8 have some staining to lower and fore edge, text still legible; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Printed by J.M. for John Starkey, 1671. First Edition, Second Issue. Octavo, , 111, , 101  pages; VG; bound in polished diced brown calf, paneled spine with gilt ruled label and gilt lettering; blind roll to board edges; mild shelfwear; M1 has a small closed tear on the lower edge; complete collation with A², B-O⁸, P⁴, including rare N3 cancel leaf in Samson Agonistes, with fore edge wide and folded, license opposite title page (both with blank versos), Omissa followed by Errata and blank verso at rear; Second issue: With "loth" for "loah" on F2 Complete with license leaf and errata; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: printed [by William Stansby] for Walter Burre [and are to be sold at his shop in Paules Church-yard at the signe of the Crane], 1614. First Edition. Folio; G+; bound in early diced brown calf, newly rebacked with new spine and corners, paneled with gilt lettering; housed in a custom brown buckram covered clamshell; With the Poem and the engraved title page. Both have been trimmed and inlaid, possibly having been married to this copy from another.; With 5 folding maps, Lacking 3 maps: the Arabian Desert (pages 414/415), Troy (452/453), and Troy (454/455). Maps trimmed incredibly close, with map of the Middle East impacted just slightly.; Lacking blank leaf 3K4 and terminal blank 7C6; 4G3r has the woodcut initial hand-colored, with the color bleeding over to the facing page; with the Errata leaf at the end; Printer’s name and bookseller’s address from colophon.; "The first part of the historie of the vvorld .. The third booke" (caption title) begins new pagination on 4A1r.; LD consignment; shelved case 4.
Paris: C. Lambin, 1661. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo,  112 pages; VG; 1/4 bound with contemporary brown leather spine, green label with gilt lettering on spine, brown marbled boards; moderate wear and rubbing to boards and spine, including chipping to head and tail of spine, significant rubbing to spine, causing parts to have been worn of entirely; bookplate of Charles Hugh Stevenson on front pastedown, along with a small sticker reading '14-25-23'; title page has a piece cut out of it, to the right of the printers mark, not impacting any text; very slight staining to rear of portrait; Sig. 2 *4 A-O4, with C2 marked as B2, F2 marked as F1, K2 and L3 not marked, M3 marked M2; no writing or marginalia; fingerprint ink stains to top margin of page 112; With engraved portrait frontispiece of Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans and numerous woodcut initials and tailpieces; To our knowledge, the only copies are held by the New York Public Library, New York, John Carter Brown Library, Rhode Island, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, U. S. Library of Congress, District of Columbia, University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, British Library, London, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, plus any copies currently for sale or in private collections. This is an incredibly scarce book.; [JCB(3) III:51-52], [Grasse I:348], [Alden & Landis 661], [Sabin 4957]; "The first chapter attempts to reconcile differing views of various writers, as cited by Berquen, on the origin of gemstones and precious metals, with following chapters taking up the principal gemstones, and some minor ones, as diamond, sapphire, topaz, ruby, spinel, emerald, amethyst, aquamarine, hyacinth, opal, chrysolite, iris, vermeille, garnets, carnelian, turquoise, quartz varieties, pearl, coral and amber, and lastly, a chapter on gold and silver" (Sinkankas, p. 97f.) SS consignment; shelved case 3.
Londini [London]: Iohannes Beale [John Beale], 1621. Second Edition. Octavo, , 152 pages; VG; bound in 3/4 with brown calf, marbled boards, paneled spine with burgundy label and gilt lettering; mild wear and rubbing to boards; A-B⁴, A-T⁴ complete; leaves P¹, P⁴, Q², Q³, T³ have the top margin cut short, cutting the chapter number; bookplate of the Royal Society of Literature on front pastedown;some wear to edges of title page; a few pages have small water-stains; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Printed by Matthew Simmons, 1649. First Edition. Octavo, 242 pages; VG; rebound in 1/4 in modern brown leather, marbled boards, no lettering on spine; B-Z4, Aa-Bb4, Cc-Ii4, Kk2; leaves Cc1-Cc4 (pages 183-190) missing, and replaced with photocopied pages bound in; title page has a small amount of writing next to date; stamp on verso of title page; marginalia throughout; top margin of title page trimmed, top of last half of 'Eikonoklastes' barely impacted; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Paris: Avec privilege du Roy, 1672. First Edition. 8vo., -35-, -71--23 p., 1 pl; VG; bound in brown leather, paneled spine with faded gilt lettering and tooling; gilt roll on board edges; moderate wear to leather; writing on front pastedown, dated 1726; drawing on ffep; some writing on verso on ffep; wax stains on front pastedown, ffep; Parts 1 and 2 have special t.p. with varying subtitles: Premiere partie, dans laquelle est traitte de l'or, de l'argent, & du vif-argent ... ; Seconde partie, dans laquelle est traitte des pierres precieuses et des perles ...; authors name written in pencil on top of each title page; two names written in ink on first title page; interior free of underlining or markings to text; mild foxing and age-toning; a book about gems and metals coming out of India; extremely scarce; NA consignment; shelved case 3.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1896. Thick Octavo, 690 pages; VG; bound in original three-quarter brown morocco, marbled text block; in scarce publisher's deluxe three-quarter morocco binding with Longstreet's portrait stamped in gilt on front board; gift inscription to ffep; without half-title; interior fine; light expert restoration to original morocco; with frontispiece portrait, 16 maps and 30 illustrations of battle sites and portraits; MS consignment; shelved case 1.
London: Printed by S. Simmons, 1674. Second Edition. 12mo., 333pp.; VG; spine paneled brown leather with gilt lettering and tooling; gilt panel at board edges; some bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; some wear to spine edges, spine edge between head and front board separated, front board slightly loose; frontispiece; small bookworm damage near spine at top edge of pages, 141-161, small amount of intermediate bookworm damage between pages 161 and the end some of which is in the text, some between pages 35 and 95 as an inch long scar that interferes with text; small amounts of other bookworm damage, mostly isolated to the top margin; interior clean of markings; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Persia: Unknown, 1789. First Edition. Please contact the seller regarding any questions you may have regarding this item. Quarto; G+/No jacket hardcover; Leather bound with plain brown spine and designs on front and rear board; Text in beautiful Persian calligraphy with 14 full page color illustrations and 2 fully illuminated and bordered title pages; 182 leaves. Boards show some wear to the edges and some light scuffing; Corners bumped and lightly frayed. Binding tight; Pages have some tearing to the outer edges. Age toned and spotted throughout. SHELVED: Case 3.
London: S. Simmonsl John Starkey, 1678, 1671. Early and firsts. Octavo; VG; fine binding, dark blue leather spine with gilt lettering; raised bands; gilt highlights and block borders; ex library, book plate, Thomas Clifford Allbutt [1836-1925], an English physician and inventor of the clinical thermometer; endpapers, feathered; head-edge, gilt; board edges and inside borders, gilt fluting; professionally rebound; PARADISE LOST, third edition, 1678, 331 pp.; without portrait; --PARADISE REGAIN'D, 1671, 111 pp.; without licensing leaf; ---SAMSON AGONISTES, 1671, 101 pp.; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, varied foxing; uneven printing; uneven original trim; edges, toning; pp.; split start, gutter; else very good; JG Consignment; Shelved in Case 0.
London: Tho. Dring, 1673. Second Edition. Octavo, , 165, , 117,  pages; VG; in contemporary binding, 1/4 bound in brown leather, paper boards; moderate wear to binding, including significant rubbing to boards, bumping to corners, chipping to head and tail of spine; browning as usual to pages; title page plus the following three pages show some tattering to the fore and lower edge, presumably from handling; leaf B1 has a chip missing to the lower fore corner; two small closed tears to C4; upper fore corner of second title page for Latin poems has a small closed tear; mathematics in ink on s8 margin; lacking rear endpaper; A⁴, A-S⁸; with deep printing; In 1673, a year before his death, Milton issued a revised and expanded edition of the Poems.; Signature of John Wigan on leaf A2, A2, B8, H7 (twice); HJ intials on front pastedown, title page, A1, JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Berlin: Bey Haude und Spener, . Second Edition. 12mo., , 182,  pages; VG; bound in plain blue/gray paper wraps; housed in a custom ox-blood morocco card-deck style slipcase with lid; bookplate of Mark Dineley to front pastedown; Second edition, with the author's initials corrected on the title page and the date 1784 added to the bases of three plates.; finely engraved allegorical frontispiece; beautiful hand-tinted folding map of the North American colonies by Daniel Friedrich Sotzmann based on earlier work by William Faden the Younger; 12 engraved plates by artist Daniel Chodowiecki, engraved by Daniel Berger, depicting events from the Revolutionary War bound in throughout; engraved plate by Berger depicting five Revolutionary War figures; a double-plate by Berger depicting both the Libertas Americana medal and the Continental Currency dollar; and three vividly hand-tinted plates depicting the American flag and pennant, Gen. Washington with a guard, and a sharpshooter and infantryman.; text in German; RF consignment; shelved case 3.
New London [Connecticut]: T[imothy] Green, . Small Octavo,  pages; VG; with some support adhered along the spine; some rubbing and wear to fore edge, lower fore edge missing from rear cover, small amount of chipping to middle of front fore edge; interior with minor blotching and wear; The cover woodcut is a crude copy of the Revere engraving "The Able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught," showing tea being forced down America's throat, with the caption "Boston Cannonaded." Also includes the patriotic poems "Thoughts on Tyranny" and "The Unnatural Parent," and a long genealogy of George III tracing back to "William the Conqueror, who was a son of a whore"; RF consignment; extremely scarce; shelved case 3.
Basilaea: Froben, 1549. 4to., 518pp.; VG; spine brown leather with red label and gilt lettering; later brown leather boards with double-ruled borders, recent professional rebacking with new spine; general wear to boards; bookplate on front pastedown, partially torn off; small two line ink inscription on title page, dated 1589; printer's device on title page; verso of final leaf; complete collation: AA⁴, a-z⁶, A-T⁶, V⁸, A-B⁸, BB-CC⁶ DD⁸ (DD⁸, V⁸ blank); NM consignment; shelved case 4.
London: John Stockdale, 1787. First English Edition. Octavo; VG-; 382 pages; full brown leather binding paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering; Professionally rebound; Lacking map; Fold-out table of Native American tribes intact; pages toned; a few spots of liquid at upper edge, text unaffected; JG Consignment; Shelved Case 1.
c. mid 19th century. Oblong Folio, 21" x 12"; VG; bound in full red leather with gilt and black embossed tooling; gilt turn-ins and text block, silk endpapers; contains 16 pages of original watercolors of various insects, butterflies, moths, and plants. The first page is detached from the binding; 15 of the 16 pages are signed “Fanny [S or G] Maitland” There are two pages with dates noted, “Ap 26” and “May 3”, but no year recorded. Both of the dated sheets have pencil notations for insect dimensions and the location “Sarzana” [presumably Italy].; LS consignment; shelved above mythology.
Londini [London]: Typis Du-Gardianis, 1651. Second Edition, Revised. Quarto, 263 pages; VG; bound in contemporary brown calf, plain paneled spine, mild soiling and wear; bind double-rule to boards, remnants of a gilt roll to board edges; no pastedown was ever applied to interior; A2, B-Z4, Aa-Ll4,  full blank leaves at end, complete; with errata leaf before title, woodcut armorial shields on title page, decorative head and tailpieces and decorated initial letters; no writing or marks of previous ownership; wide margins, approximately 2.25 cm on top edge, 4.5cm. on fore edge, 5cm on lower edge, with some minor variance.; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Washington D.C. 1941. Collection containing the following: ITEM 1: A typewritten original statement (8” x I2”) on watermarked paper, dated December 7, I94I. Its three paragraphs cover FDR’s meeting with his Cabinet and legislative leaders upon early news of the Pearl Harbor attack, a summary of damage on American defenses elsewhere, and the mention of an address to a Joint Session of Congress planned for December 8 (at which time President Roosevelt delivered his “Date Which Will Live In Infamy” speech, formally asking for a declaration of war against Japan.) This is the first draft of the announcement made from the White House at 11pm EST after Roosevelt met with his cabinet about the attack on Pearl Harbor. A prior five line announcement was issued by the White House at 2:25pm EST to select members of the press. Item 1 was typed by Myrtle Bergheim, on Grace Tully’s blue-ribboned machine, while Miss Tully took phone calls and additional dictation from the president. Earlier on December 7 the first draft of his Declaration of War address to the Congress was written with the same typewriter by Grace Tully. Item 1 is unique. That is established by a bold, clear pencil notation from Miss Tully: “Original – File” with her distinctive capital “F”. On it also is “U. R.” [“Urgent Release” or “Under Roosevelt”]. The formation of those letters matches the handwriting of Myrtle Bergheim, shown in other Roosevelt Library holdings. In pencil there are also a paragraph indicator, and “noon” above the crossed-out word “news”. Those additions are by Grace Tully. Item 1 is the basis for revision to four paragraphs that two successive carbon copies record [Items 2 & 3]. Item 1 was created at 11:00 PM or closely thereafter – deducible from words within it and another note on Item 2. Even though simple in appearance, Item 1 has a crucial place in the time line of World War II, because after its disclosure regarding FDR's intended Joint Congressional Address, there could be no turning away from the largest armed undertaking in history. ITEM 2: A single-spaced carbon copy headed “FOR THE PRESS IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, I941”. Its four paragraphs are a word-for-word duplication of Item 1's three paragraphs describing details of the December 7th attack. There are two penciled notations at the top of Item 2: “11:20 P.m.” (sic), underlined, with a penciled “U R”. That time designation is likely by the hand of Grace Tully, coordinating the releases, then passing them on to Stephen Early. ITEM 3: This is a double-spaced carbon copy headed “FOR THE PRESS IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 7, I941”, containing verbatim the sentences in Item 3. ITEM 4: A one page "Air Raid Instructions" ITEM 5: A two page "How to be an Executive in Wartime Washington" ITEM 6: The file copy of a memo on White House stationary, dated February 7, 1941, addressed "To Heads of all Departments and Agencies", requesting that all newspapermen with credentials by The Secret Service shall be admitted to all departments. If the credentials are presented, it is not necessary for them to need to obtain other credentials in the performance of their duties. The page has two paperclip marks. ITEM 7: A copy of The War Message, by Franklin D. Roosevelt, published by Ritten House in 1942, in Philadelphia. in VG/G condition, dust jacket mostly tore along spine, moderate chipping. ITEM 8: An original negative of President Harry S. Truman, 2 1/4" ITEM 9: A one page personal letter to Myrtle Bergheim, dated March 24, 1950, discussing, among other things, the rumors surrounding political appointments, crackpot mail being sent to the White House, and a woman who wanted the President's pajamas. The letter was sent by Charles Griffith Ross, the White House Press Secretary between 1945 and 1950 for President Harry S. Truman. ITEM 10: two copies of a speech, dated November 4, 1940. Each copy is two pages. One copy has a small pencil change. Both copies are 'NOT FOR RELEASE" and were for publication. ITEM 11: One page draft of Item 10, containing the first half of the speech given in item 10. ITEM 12: A two page list of "People to Appear on Platform at War Memorial", with one name penciled out. ITEM 13: A small portrait of Myrtle Bergheim. ITEM 14: a copy of LIFE magazine, October 29, 1945. Page 13 contains a caricature of Charles Ross, Myrtle Bergheim, and her secretary. Myrtle Bergheim (Secretary to Stephen Early), Grace Tully (Secretary to The President), and Stephen Early (Secretary To The Press) Bergheim was the personal secretary to Stephen Early and his successor Charles Ross. She took daily stenographic dictation from FDR, and in later years from President Truman. Traveling on official business, election campaigns, and vacations Grace Tully was the personal secretary to Franklin Roosevelt from 1941-1945. Stephen Early met Franklin Roosevelt as a reporter for the Associated Press at the Democratic Party’s 1912 convention, after which FDR asked him to be the advance man in his 1920 vice-presidential campaign. He served as White House Press Secretary under Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1945 and then again under President Harry S. Truman in 1950 after the sudden death of Charles Griffith Ross. Early was the longest serving press secretary.
1968-1974, 1980. Three large bound volumes containing a variety of 1960's counterculture newspapers. Thee are a total of 113 Issues. Volume 1 contains Issues of the Berkeley Barbs, starting at Vol. 6, No. 7, Issue 131, February 16-22, 1968 and running through Vol. 8, No. 7, Issue 183, February 14-21, 1969. It contains Issues 131-146, 149, 150, 152-159, 161, 162, 164-170, 172-176, 178-183, with 174 misnumbered as 173 and 178 done twice, being a total of 48 Issues. Volume 2 contains Issues of the Berkeley Barbs, starting at Vol. 8, No. 8, Issue 184, February 21-27 1969 and running through Vol. 10, No. 1, Issue 230, January 9-15, 1970. It contains Issues 184-204, Berkeley Tribe #2, 205-214, 216-221, 223, 225, 227-230, being a total of 43 issues of the Berkeley Barbs plus 1 issue of the Berkeley Tribe. This volume includes the special Barb on Strike issue, after which the staff launched their own rival newspaper, the Berkeley Tribe. Volume 3 contains a variety of issues from various magazines and newspapers, including: Rolling Stone, issue 120, October 1972, Berkeley Barb Vol. 15 No. 8 Issue 367, August 25-31 1972, National Enquirer Vol. 46 No. 20. January 16 1972, Rolling Stone Issue 82, May 13 1971, Rolling Stone Issue 80, April 15, 1971, Rolling Stone Issue 76, February 18 1974, Los Angeles Free Press, Issue 333, December 4 1970, The Organ, Vol. 1 Issue 2, September 1984, Tribe, Vol. 3 No. 11, Issue 63, September 18-25 1970, Earthtimes No. 2, May 1970, Earthtimes No. 1, April 1970, Rolling Stone No. 53, March 7, 1970, Los Angeles Free Press, Vol. 5 No. 46, Issue 226, November 15-21, 1968, Los Angeles Free Press Vol. 5 No. 29, Issue 209, July 19-25, 1968, Los Angeles Free Press, Vol. 5 No. 19, Issue 199, May 10-16 1968, Los Angeles Free Press Vol. 5 No. 16 Issue 196, April 19, 1968, San Fransisco Express Cities, Vol. 1 No. 12, April 11 1968, The Bay Guardian, Vol. 2 No. 9, April 5 1968, Los Angeles Free Press, Vol. 5 No. 9, May 1-7 1968, The Bay Guardian, Vol. 2 No. 8, February 28, 1968, Los Angeles Free Press Vol. 5 No. 7, Issue 187, February 16-22, 1968, The Bay Guardian, Vol. 2 No. 6, February 7, 1968 being a total of 22 Issues.
Hibbing, MN: Hibbing High School, 1957-1959. First Edition. Quartos; G to VG-; No jackets (as issued); Cream and black spines, no lettering; 3 Yearbooks with the Sophomore, Junior and Senior year photos of Robert Zimmerman (Bob Dylan); Books have wear at all sides and edges, some toning to the pages; First and last pages have been inscribed by classmates, but not Mr. Zimmerman. 159, 180, and 145 pages. SHELVE CASE #5.
Cythere [i.e. Paris]: [Cazin], 1782. 18mos., 184, 156, 140 pages, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary brown tree calf, spines gilt with burgundy labels and gilt lettering, black circles with gilt numbering; Three volumes bound as two; 13 1/2 x 9 cm; second volume rebacked with the original spine preserved; gilt roll to edges of boards, board edges; marbled endpapers; with engraved frontispiece and twelve erotic plates, as called-for, two of the plates bound in as frontispieces for parts two and three; some occasional foxing and spotting throughout, including plates; with three title and three half-titles pages; title pages state 'Cythere 1782', but presumed Paris, Cazin, circa 1800; text in French; IT consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Messrs. Boydell and Company, 1777. First edition;. Thick, tall folios in 3/4 brown marble and red leather; six-band embossed spine with heavy gilt; VG/VG-; boards show some shelf wear around edges, with small tearing along spine length and corners; open gutter in front, but binding strong; both frontispiece portraits detached from spine; gilt edges; slight fading; all prints in good condition with clear legends; Vol. I contains Claude Lorrain’s biography by John Boydell, and 100 prints; Vol. II contains 120 prints; this is part of the mature works by Le Lorrain; in this work (Book of Truth), the names of the purchaser was written on the back of the drawings to guard against copying; it constitutes a major work in the reproduction of master drawings in the form of a catalog raisonne; please note that Vol. III is lacking, since it was published individually at a later date; shelved above case 2. due to size of the item, please contact us for shipping costs.
S.I. Dao guang 1, 1819. 4to., unpaginated (or paginated in Chinese); VG; 3/4 bound in brown leather, raised ridges and maroon text block with gilt lettering on spine, marbled boards; mild bumping and peeling to corners, both boards slightly loose, chip missing to head of spine on the side towards the front board (keeping in mind that this volume reads right to left); rubbing to leather, boards, spine; 2 volumes in 1, on double leaves; interior clean; The Yuan Tian Tu Shou is a general treatise on astronomy, by Li Mingche, a Daoist priest, published in 1819. The author adopts the Ptolemaic system as given by Diaz in the Tianwanlou, giving the modern corrections for various elements. In a supplement, however, nearly as large as the original he seems to have changes his views, and adopts the Tychonic Theory. The work is illustrated throughout with well-cut diagrams; Text in Chinese; consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Printed by H.H. for Henry Herringman, 1678. Second Edition. Square Octavo, , 44 pages; VG; bound in modern green paper boards, spine tattered with webbing visible, edges of boards fragile and chipping; bookplate of Spencer van Bokkelen Nichols on front pastedown; bookseller's catalogue description on ffep; name of Will Howler on title page; A-H4; ESTC Citation No. R224764, Wing D2374; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Printed by Miles Fletcher, for Richard Bently, 1688. Fourth Edition, Variant Imprint, First Folio Edition, First Illustrated Edition. Folio, [i], 343, ; VG-; newly rebound in full speckled calf, paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling; with frontispiece, plates 1-11, lacking plate 12; facsimile of plate 12 bound in; frontispiece has some rubbing and wear; plate 1 has been trimmed along the upper and fore edges, does not impact illustration, but does impact the plate mark; chip missing on plate 6, does not impact illustration; archival repair to rear of plates 4, 9, 11; two names in ink on title page; title page missing small chip on lower fore corner; some pages have mild smudging or staining; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: Printed by James Parker, 1767. 8vo., 479pp., 148pp.; G+; contemporary leather binding, spine paneled brown leather, top three of six panels have significant amount of leather gone, showing binding underneath; back board splitting from text but still attached, missing leather continues from spine onto back bard, upper quadrant next to spine missing leather; text good with some individual foxing stains; 479 pages of hymns, followed by 148 pages including 143 pages of text, title page and verso, statement of purpose of the printing and a page containing musical scales for individuals desirous of participating in singing the hymns; Inscription by Jacob R. Hardenburgh on ffep attesting to the books purchase for the use of the Bedminster Congregation dated 1774 with later inscriptions by two other church members. Hardenburgh was the first appointed President of Queen's College (Rutgers University); EH consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Henry Colburn, 1827. Extra-Illustrated Edition. Octavos, 9 volumes; VG; bound in half blue calf with blue cloth boards, paneled spines with gilt lettering and titling; top edge of text blocks gilt; marbled endpapers; unsigned binding; all volumes have very mild wear, primarily to corners, mild cracking to some hinges; volume 3 has a small hole in the head of the spine; extra illustrated with 650 portraits and 70 views; inlaid pages; with separate title page for the nine volumes in addition to the inlaid title pages; mild scattered foxing; scarce; Shelved above Middle East.
1959-1978. Due to the length of the description, it has been formatted on our website for easier reading. We highly recommend reading it at www.secondstorybooks.com. Contains 16 loose letters to Paul Mellon from Anna Freud, as well as a copy of Children of the Hospital with an ALS pasted inside. Children in the Hospital, by Thesi Bergmann in collaboration with Anna Freud, published by International Universities Press, Inc., 1965, in dust jacket with some chipping to head and tail of spine, double-sided ALS signed by Anna Freud, dated January 1966. Letter 1) July 16, 1959: A one-page letter referencing receipt of Mellon's letter to Dr. Eissler (Dated July 2, 1959) regarding Mellon's desire to meet Ms. Freud. Ms. Freud identifies availability dates for Mellon to tour the Clinic. Typed on Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic letterhead. Mellon's letter of July 2, 1959 and Eissler's reply of June 23, 1959 are attached. Letter 2) September 4, 1959: A one-page letter expressing disappointment for Mellon's postponement on a visit to London. Freud extends good wishes for his speedy recovery and identifies an availability date to meet. Handwritten on personal letterhead. Letter 3) March 20, 1962: A two-page letter referencing enclosed audited financial statements and reports on the Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic. (fiscal year bit referenced). Freud gives a personal thanks to the Old Dominion Foundation for their help in providing grants and briefly describes how funds will be utilized. Typed on Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic letterhead. Letter 4) August 30, 1962: A two-page letter acknowledging Mellon's letter (dated July 26, 1962) referencing his receipt of reports on the Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic. Freud identifies teaching ideas to incorporate into their curriculum and notes adding the National Institute of Health to their list of American grants. Announces an invitation from Yale Law School to participate in a new venture for psychoanalysis. She also expresses her hope for Mellon to visit London in the near future. Handwritten on personal stationary. Letter 5) October 15, 1962: After receiving the final installment from a grant awarded by the Old Dominion Foundation, Freud, in her three-page letter, seeks guidance from Mellon on steps the Anna Freud Foundation needs to make to renew their grant. She makes a general mention of enclosed publications, references an unanticipated grant received from the National Institute of Health, and announces her acceptance of a month long appointment at Yale Law School to participate in a topic discussion on "Family and Law." Handwritten on personal stationary. Letter 6) June 29, 1967: A one-page letter expressing gratitude for a grant received from the Old Dominion Foundation for the rehabilitation of a new building acquired by the Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic. Freud extends an invitation to Mellon to re-visit the clinic. Handwritten on personal stationary. Letter 7) March 5, 1968: A one-page letter announcing the occupancy of the Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic's extension, located at No. 14 Maresfield Gardens. Freud gives a pleasing description of the house and extends an invitation to Mellon to tour the facility. Handwritten on personal stationary. Letter 8) August 19, 1972: A one-page letter acknowledging receipt of Mellon's note, Freud expresses regrets for his not being able to attend the Clinic's anniversary convention. She notes her desire to show off the Clinic's success and extends her gratitude. Handwritten on personal stationary. Letter 9) April 19, 1973: a one-page letter written a the encouragement of Eissler and other friends, Freud requests direction in obtaining financial assistance for the Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic after learning that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will cease its financial support. Freud offers to make a formal application outlining the needs of the Clinic. Handwritten on personal stationary. Mellon's reply of May 11, 1973 is attached to this correspondence. Letter 10: June 13, 1973: A seven-page letter describing the various outgoing projects taking place at the Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic, as requested by Mellon (letter dates May 11, 1973). Freud expresses her concern of losing the support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and gives the assessment of the Clinic's financial needs. Typed on Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic letterhead. Letter 11) April 2, 1974: A two-page letter referencing enclosed audited financial statements and annual reports for the Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic's 1973 fiscal year. Freud gives a brief summary of the accounts established and how funds are allocated. Freud notes that personal donations made by Mellon to the Anna Freud Foundation are being recorded as funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for accounting simplicity. She inquires on the accuracy of the donation recording. Typed on Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic letterhead. Letter 12) May 8, 1975: A two-page letter referencing enclosed audited financial statements and annual reports for the Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic's 1974 fiscal year. Freud gives a brief summary of the accounts established and how funds are allocated. Also makes notation of funds transferred from the Andrew W, Mellon Foundation to an account to accurately record personal donations by Mellon, as requested. (re: Thomas Beddall's letter dated April 8, 1974.) Typed on Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic letterhead. Letter 13) April 1, 1976: A two-page letter referencing enclosed audited financial statements and annual reports for the Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic's 1975 fiscal year. Freud gives a brief summary of the accounts established and how funds are allocated. Typed on Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic letterhead. Letter 14) June 8, 1977: A two-page letter referencing enclosed audited financial statements and annual reports for the Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic's 1976 fiscal year. Freud gives a brief summary of the accounts established and how funds are allocated. Typed on Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic letterhead. Letter 15) May 2, 1978: A two-page letter referencing enclosed audited financial statements and annual reports for the Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic's 1977 fiscal year. Freud gives a brief summary of the accounts established and how funds are allocated. Typed on Hampstead Child-Therapy Course and Clinic letterhead. Letter 16) June 22, 1978: A brief thank you note, handwritten on personal stationary. consignment, shelved case 0.
[London]: The Modern Press, 1886. First Edition. Thin Octavo, 164 pages; VG; housed in a burgundy wrapper and half morocco slip-case with gilt lettering to spine; in original green paper wraps, very slight wear to corners, inch long chip to tail of spine, small chip to head of spine; First separate issue, the smaller trimmed variant with the blank leaf bound at rear; Inscribed by Shaw: "This is the first reprint from the plates made from the pages of the magazine ToDay. The bookstalls would not stock it because it was not the right size for their counters. It did not sell well until it got into the hands of the pirates, who kept it going for years. It may still be going for all I know as I never succeeded in recapturing the plates. G. Bernard Shaw"; This inscription was written by Shaw for the former owner who was Frederick S. Bigelow, former editor for the Saturday Evening Post. He was in London in 1914 on a literary commission, and when visiting Shaw asked for the history of the little book. A typed note detailing his visit is included, and describes in brief his visit, including the view from Shaw's room overlooking the Thames and Shaw's interest in hearing his "account of seeing James J. Corbett, Ex-Champion, in the title role" of Cashel Byron's Profession.; RD consignment; shelved case 2.
Ephrata: Verlags der Bruderschafft, 1748. First Edition. Large thick folio; VG; bound in contemporary black leather, metal corners and broken hinges, repaired with new plain black leather paneled spine; some foxing throughout; some mild wear to fore edge of text block; with engraved frontispiece and title page vignette; collation: , A-G4, A-Z4, 2A-2Z4, 3A-3O4, A-Z4, 2A-2Z4, 3A-3Z4, 4A-4Z4, 5A-5Z4, 6A-6G4; text in German.; MW consignment; shelved in Case 4.
London: William Roybould, 1660. First Edition. 12mo, 359 pages; VG; 3/4 bound in modern burgundy leather, burgundy cloth boards, paneled spine with gilt bands and gilt lettering; top edge of text block gilt; , 459 [i.e. 359], , page 359 misnumbered 459; title page in red and black; page 103/104 (leaf H4) has both corners torn out, text impacted; with frontispiece of Oliver Cromwell; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1885. First Edition. Octavo; G+/No jacket; Green spine with gilt; Green cloth boards with pictorial illustration; Wear to the edges and spine; Fraying beginning at corners and along spine and edges; Some toning to pages, especially at edges; Binding sturdy; 366 pages; VW Consignment, Shelved case 2 NOTES: True first edition in green boards, with many of the most important first state points, including on page 13: "him and another man" listed incorrectly as page 88; Page 57, line 11 up: "...with the was..."; Frontispiece: cloth under bust visible & "Heliotype" imprint. Other Points: Copyright notice is bound, not tipped in; Page 283 has 'vertical fly' in illustration; Page 155 has last '5' slightly larger than other numbers. While these may indicate a second state, Ahearn notes that "Only pages 13 and 57 are important because the others were put in at random before publication, which seems to us to say that different states don't matter because they all occur before publication."
One autograph album, ~7 x 4 inches, of red cloth, with the front cover torn off but present It contains autographs and ALS's of the following people, ordered alphabetically. Any photos not available will be uploaded shortly. William Rounseville Alger (theologian & orator) Nathaniel Prentiss Banks (abolitionist & Major General in the Union Army) Henry Ward Beecher (abolitionist & theologian) Fredrika Bremer (Swedish author & feminist reformer) Anson Burlingame (diplomat & member of Congress from Massachusetts) Rufus Wheelwright Clark (author & theologian) Cassius Marcellus Clay (abolitionist from Kentucky, and namesake for heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali) Linus Bacon Comins (member of Congress from Massachusetts) William Roscoe Deane (attorney-at-law) Stephen A. Douglas (defeated Abraham Lincoln in a 1858 campaign for the U. S. Senate, after a series of eloquent debates.) Ralph Waldo Emerson (author, transcendentalist & abolitionist) William Llloyd Garrison (leading abolitionist & journalist) Henry Giles (author & theologian) John Parker Hale (abolitionist & U.S. Senator from New Hampshire) Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (medical doctor, author & father of the famous jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.) Thomas Starr King (political activist & theologian. A statue of King was in the U.S. Capital building throughout the 20th century.) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (renowned poet, abolitionist & educator) Owen Lovejoy (abolitionist & member of Congress from Illinois) Alonzo Ames Miner (political activist, educator & theologian) William Douglas O’Connor (anti-slavery journalist) John Gorham Palfrey (abolitionist & member of Congress from Massachusetts) Edwards Amasa Park (theologian & orator) Theodore Parker (social reformer & theologian) Marsena Rudolph Patrick (Brevet Major General in the Army of Potomac) Wendell Phillips (leading abolitionist. A statue of Wendell Phillips is in the Boston Public Garden) Josiah Quincy (abolitionist & member of Congress from Massachusetts) William Henry Ryder (abolitionist & theologian) John Godfrey Saxe (journalist and political activist) Jared Sparks (historian & educator) Richard Salter Storrs, Jr. (theologian & orator) Andrew Leete Stone (author & civil war chaplain for the 45th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteers) William S. Studley (anti-slavery activist & theologian) Harriet Beecher Stowe (famous abolitionist & author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”) Sylvanus Thayer (Brevet Brigadier General and “the father of West Point”) Mark Trafton (member of Congress & theologian) Howard Malcolm Ticknor (journalist) Robert Cassie Waterston (poet, theologian, & orator) Daniel Webster (noted orator & politician) Daniel Fletcher Webster (top person in U.S. Department of State & civil war hero) George Whipple (abolitionist & theologian) Seth Williams (Adjutant General of the Army of the Potomac) Henry Wilson (Vice President of the United States from Natick Massachusetts) William Winter (author & drama critic) shelved case 1.
1840. First Thus. Octavo in Brown leather case, G+/G+ case; Leather Case separating at the edges and corners, embossed with metal designs front and rear; Book in full leather with repaired spine and gilt designs; Interior shows some spotting, beautifully hand-lettered in Arabic with illuminated designs, front page torn and repaired with tape. In handwritten Arabic, final page reads "Finished 9th of Jumada al-thani 1261" [1261 in the lunar calendar is 1840] .Unpaginated. Shelved in case 3.
London: C. Dilly and John Stockdale, 1787/1788. Volumes Two and Three of the First London Editions. 8vos., 2 volumes; VG-; spines paneled brown leather, red label with gilt lettering; BOTH VOLUMES HAVE BEEN TAMPERED WITH. The volume number on the title pages have been partially scraped off, so that one 'I' was removed from each, rendering the appearance of 'Vol. II.' to read 'Vol. I.', and 'Vol. III.' to read 'Vol. II.'. This is the only tampering with in these volumes that we have noticed.; spines newly rebound, previous brown leather boards present; moderate wear and soiling to boards, including some rounding to corners, chipping to leather; small stamp of a name to ffep; volume 2 has some water damage, primarily to upper for corner, and extending along the upper edge for the beginning of the volume, reached page number, but does not reach body of text; no underlining or markings to text; page 381/382 of volume 2 is torn, with the fore margin missing, none of the body of text is impacted, although the numbering in the margins is missing, page number present; minimal foxing, with what little there is sparse and faint; While newly rebound, both volumes are mislabeled on the spine. Volume 2 reads '1', and Volume 3 reads '2'. MK consignment; shelved case 1.
Havana: Guairas, 1967. Octavo, 168 pages, 24 pages of plates; VG/VG-; spine solid red; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, some chipping to head and tail of spine, corners, some rubbing and wear to edges; pages 17 and 31 each have two small blue pen marks; SIGNED flat on half-title page by Fidel Castro; colophon reads: "Printed in Section No. 274.05.00 of the Consolidated Enterprise of Graphic Arts. Havana, Cuba. Free Territory of America."; text in English; BL consignment; shelved case 5.
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.
Francofurti: Ioh. Th. de Bry; Icono-Biblio-polio, 1614. Extant. Wide 12mo; good+/none; brown leather spine with raised bands and no text; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; mediate age-toning; 203 pp.; illustrated title-page with seals of saint figures; boards and spine, crackling and flaking; double lined gilt bordering; else very good; ---TEXT IN LATIN MIXED WITH GERMAN. Shelved Locked LAFCADIO/#10 (Religion).
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.