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.
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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.
Washington: Beverley Tucker, Printer, 1857. First Edition. 4to., 134p., 85pp., 102pp., 114pp., iv, 64pp,; VG; dark brown blind-embossed boards, faded letters to spine; signs of repair to binding, with spine being rebacked, chipping to spine where rebacking is visible; some shelfwear and rubbing, particularly to corners; bump to middle of upper and lower edges of rear board; title page is misspelled, with the 'he' of 'the' missing; pages 51-54 of the botanical report slightly loose; 13 plates/2 woodcuts [lacking maps], 5 plates [complete], 16 plates [complete], plate XXIIa/b, XXVa/b, XLa, XLVI, LXII, LXVI, LXVIII, LXX, LXXIV, XXVI, XXXIV, I?, III, XXIX [complete]; Signature of former president Millard Filmore on front pastedown, with date of Oct. 25, 1859. Filmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874) was the 13th President of the United States (1850–53). Fillmore and his cabinet rode the first train from New York City to the shores of Lake Erie, and was a big proponent of a transcontinental railroad, urging Congress to authorize the federal funding for one.; This is the California/Oregon volume, with the report by Lieutenant Henry Abbot on the expedition, under the command of Lieutenant R.S. Williamson. They were attempting to find routes from the Sacramento Valley to the Columbia River. The first section described the routes and terrain, followed by sections on the geology, the botany, and the zoological report which included fishes, birds and mammals of the region.; JC consignment; shelved case 1.
2015. Over 900 late 19th/ early 20th century postcards in both black and white, and color, documenting an actual journey that begins in California and spans to Europe, such places such as Israel, France and England. while the history is literally being made at the same time: WWI The Great Depression, and Prohibition leading up to WW2. Postcards all age-toned, most otherwise in excellent condition; some worn around the edges or torn. About 60 have been mailed (with writing & stamp on back), about 240 have been pasted into an album, and the rest are all clean. Collected in one yellow memory box w/a polka dot & ribbon, two black photo albums, and two multicolored albums, there is some wear and fraying due to its age, but in excellent cond. as is. For further details, sell or viewing, please feel free to contact us.
Washington: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Printers, 1848. First Edition, House of Representatives issue. Octavo, 11, 614 pages; rebacked with contemporary calf boards preserved, new spine with label preserved, burgundy morocco with gilt lettering; moderate rubbing to boards; mild foxig throughout; First edition, House of Representatives issues of the report, containing the reports of Lieutenant Abert, Colonel Cooke, and Captain Johnson as well as that of Emory; the Senate issue only contained the Emory report; with both folding maps; profusely illustrated; shelved case 1.
London: H. D. Symonds, 1807. First Edition. 8vo., 576 pages; VG-; rebound in brown cloth boards, brown leather spine with black label, gilt lettering; pages worn, with scattered sparse pencil marks in margins; with two color plates in excellent condition, two folding maps, both with some tears and wear; b/w frontispiece; shelved case 9.
Salem: Cushing & Appleton, 1803. First American Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; G; rebacked in modern calf with ox-blood label and gilt lettering, previous contemporary boards preserved; some water damage to interior of volume 1, including title page and map; map present in volume 1; mild age-toning to interiors; small stamp of previous ownership to sfeps, title pages; WD consignment; shelved case 9.
n.p. Privately published and printed, 1892. First edition. Quarto; G/no-DJ; dark burgundy spines with gilt text; Family-Histories and Genealogies, this is number 16 of 300 copies, 50 being on large paper such as this set; 3 Volumes in 4 bound books: Vol 1, Part 1 - a series of Genealogical and Biographical Monographs on the Families of MacCurdy, Mitchell, Lord, Lynde, Digby, Newdigate, Hoo, Willoughby, Griswold, Wolcott, Pitkin, Ogden, Johnson, Diodati, Lee and Marvin and notes on the families of Buchanan, Parmalee, Boardman, Lay, Locke, Cole, DeWolf, Drake, Bond and Swayne, Dunbar and Clarke and a notice of Chief Justice Morrison Remick Waite with twenty-nine pedigree-charts and two charts of combined descents, pp 358; Vol 1, Part 2 - containing a series of Genealogical and Biographical Monographs on the Families of Lynde, Digby, Newdigate, Hoo and Willoughby and notes on the Families of Locke and Cole, pp 721; Vol 2 - containing a series of Genealogical and Biographical Monographs on the Families of Griswold, Wolcott, Pitkin, Ogden, Johnson and Diodati and notes on the Families of DeWolf, Drake, Bond and Swayne, and Dunbar, pp 504; Vol 3 - containing a series of Genealogical and Biographical Monographs on the Families of Lee and Marvin and Clarke (or Clark) Notes, with twenty-nine pedigree-charts and two charts of combined descents in a supplement separately bound, pp 312; cloth has moderate rubbing and some soiling to exteriors, slight sunning to spines, some fraying to corners, vol. 3 has spotting towards front tail edge; text blocks show darkening to exterior edges, cracking to hinges, conditions noted; interior clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Boston: Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 1880. First Edition. Octavo; pp 545; G/no-DJ; green spine with gilt lettering and rule to spine; ex-library; cloth has light soiling to exterior; some rubbing to corners; blind-stamped triple borders to boards; text block has some age toning to page edges; previous library's bookplate to front pastedown; slight cracking to gutters; frontispiece with tissue guard; tissue guard has closed tear to fore edge; illustrated with some having tissue guards throughout text; ex-library markings to preface page; interior clean.
Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company, 1874. First Edition. Octavo, 306pp.; VG; spine green with gilt lettering and four bands; boards publisher's green gilt cloth; 20 numbered plates missing from end of book, clean cuts; maps and lithographic views present, some folding and tape used; some bumping and rubbing to board edges and spine; ex libris on inside front board; sticker on back inside board reading 'compliments of Jacob A. Gross, senator, 6th district 1874. 1875.'; shelved case 1.
Philadelphia: Dobelbower, Key, and Simpson, 1796. First American Edition. 8vo., 464pp., 34pp.; VG; bound in brown cloth, red label on spine with gilt lettering; some shelfwear to boards, including scuffing, scratching, a chip to head of spine, fading to spine; wear to hinges; foxing throughout, including to plates and map; contains all 7 plates, including 1 folded map and frontispiece; PD consign; shelved case 9.
New York: Derrydale Press, 1940. Limited Edition. large quartos,, 2 volumes; VG-; bound in red cloth, spines faded red with red label and gilt lettering; limited edition set of 950 copies; Gilt top edges, uncut fore and lower; text clean; corners bumped; mild glue-staining to front pastedowns; volume 1 SIGNED by Van Urk on half-title page, dated December 1940; heavy, please contact for shipping costs; shelved front table.
New York: The Shakespeare-Gallery, 1804. Eighth Edition. Approx. 4.5" x 7" VG marbled sandy brown hardcover with no text on spine or cover. Rubbing to corners and spine ends of boards. Mild foxing to edges of text block. Hinges starting at front pastedown, which opposes first of two title pages (one for each discrete section of this directory). Old hand-calligraphed swooping names penned to first title page. A few internal chips and tears to each title page, subtly affecting text of Astronomical Calculations subtitle; and a 1.5" x .25" chip to July/August 1804 astronomical charts with resulting loss to a few calculations across a couple of categories. Foxing throughout; binding remains tight. Shelved in Case 13.
Boston: Dayton and Wentworth, 1855. Large Octavo, 450, 438 pages; VG; bound in contemporary embossed brown leather, spine rebacked with most of original spine preserved, gilt tooling and lettering; moderate rubbing to boards; marbled text block and endpapers; gilt and leather bookplate to front pastedown; profusely illustrated with full-page illustrations, many hand-colored; two volumes in one, with separate pagination and title pages; shelved case 1.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1864. Fourth Edition. 8vo., 678pp.; VG-; spine black with gilt lettering; brown leather boards; rebound with previous boards, new spine; corners of boards covered in electrical tape, giving the illusion that it's 3/4 bound; frontispiece with tissue guard; age-toning to pages; top edge of text block gilt; shelved case 1.
London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1779. First Edition. Octavo in good condition only; bound in full 19th century polished calf; pair morocco spine labels [red/green]; five  raised bands on spines; front board nearly detached; spine ends worn down; corners worn and showing; previous owner bookplate front paste-down; text block remains solid and contents are very good. [Spines; heavily worn gilt leather with red/green spine labels]. -Shelve above case 1.
London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1781. First Edition. Octavo in poor condition; bound in full 19th century polished calf; pair morocco spine labels [red/green]; five  raised bands on spines; rear board detached; spine ends worn down; corners worn and showing; previous owner bookplate front paste-down; text block remains solid and contents are very good. Light foxing throughout [Spines; heavily worn gilt leather with red/green spine labels]. -Shelve above case 1.
London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1783. First Edition. Octavo in good condition only; bound in full 19th century polished calf; pair morocco spine labels [red/green]; five  raised bands on spines; boards attached but have major wear at hinges; split start between front free endpapers; spine ends worn down; corners worn and showing; previous owner bookplate front paste-down; text block remains solid and contents are very good. [Spines; heavily worn gilt leather with red/green spine labels]. -Shelve above case 1.
Bowman County, North Dakota: Rural Area Development Committee, 1965. Octavo; pp 488; VG/no-DJ; light brown spine with dark brown text; cloth has light wear to exterior, panel are clean and intact; text block has light ivory toning to exterior edges, previous owner's book plates to front pastedown, interior clean with secure and tight binding; very good condition.
Jamaica, NY: Long Island Farmer Print, 1896-1902. Octavo; G/no-DJ; dark green spines with gilt text; 6 volumes: vol. 1, Libers, B & C, pp 547 (1896); vol. 2, Libers, C & D, pp 566 (1897); Vol. 3, Libers, D & E, pp 559 (1898); vol. 4, Libers, E & F, pp 559 (1900); vol. 5, Liber, F, pp 547 (1901); vol. 6, Libers, F & G, pp 576 (1902); cloths show moderate wear to exterior; light sunning to spines; minor wear to corners; text blocks show some age toning to exterior edges; light foxing to first and last few pages; interior lightly toned; patterned endpapers; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Arno Press, 1969 . Facsimile reprints [including maps]. VOLS. 1-7: 8vos., VG/no DJs; HCs, green cloth boards with gold lettering to spines and front boards; bumping to head and tail of spines, particularly to tail of Vol. 1; mild shelfwear to text-blocks, e.g., age-toning to top edges of text-blocks; frontispieces; VOL. 8: pamphlet with all 54 maps (facsimile reprints) housed in green cloth-covered clam-shell case (moderate shelfwear to case); pamphlet and maps in VG+ condition; second printing of De Voto's introduction [orig. 1953]; shelved above General American History.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, 1947. Quarto; pp 293; G/no-DJ; navy spine with gilt text; full title; The Colorado River: A Natural Menace Becomes a National Resource [Interim Report on the Status of the Investigations Authorized to be Made by the Boulder Canyon Project Act and the Boulder Canyon Project Adjustment Act]; cloth shows slight wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has slight toning to pages; previous owner's name to ffep; minor cracking to front gutter; bent page edges toward front; profusely illustrated with maps and photographs; maps tipped in at rear.
Chicago: J.P. Craig, 1888. First Edition. Oblong quarto; unpaginated. Publisher's original brown cloth, gilt illustration on front board. Map of Chicago on front pastedown. With forty photo gravures of Chicago landmarks. VG+. Some rubbing to front board and spine. Some smudges and soiling to margins of interior. Contemporary gift inscription on title page. Shelve in Case #1.
Philadelphia: Deacon & Peterson, 1866. First Edition. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; spine brown & black leather w/gold txt, some shelf wear along the top and bottom of book, as well as visible creasing at spine, fraying and fading accompanied by scuffing; boards are firm & has drawing from prev owner on back inside cvr, otherwise clean; binding is loose at hinges, but still strong; pages show discoloration at txt block due to age, also discoloration and foxing throughout book as well as color transfer, some dog earring, slight tears, and pages that are no longer bound by adhesive so therefore loose (pg 139-141 for ex), burned hole in back free pg, as well as scorch marks going up to pg 841, signs of chipping as well as tears evident through book due to age, prev owner has pencil writing on back of free back page, otherwise in fairly good condition considering age & elements. Full price as is. 862pp+ 12 color plates.
Philadelphia: Deacon & Peterson, 1865. First Edition. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; spine brown & black leather w/gold txt, some shelf wear along the top and bottom of book, as well as visible creasing at spine and scuffing; boards are firm & clean; binding is loose at hinges, almost worn through at frnt hinge but still strong; pages show discoloration at txt block due to age, also discoloration and foxing throughout book as well as slight chipping and color transfer from plates. Despite all of this, the pgs are in good repair & the 12 fashion plates are almost immaculate. In excellent condition as is. 846pp +12 fashion plates. Sold at full price.
New York: Lovell, Coryell & Company, n.d. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; light brown 3/4 bound calfskin with gilt text to spine; gilt rules and brown panels to spines; light brown marbled boards; 8 volumes; slight scratches to exteriors; cloths show lightly rubbed corners; text blocks have top edges gilt; light toning to fore and tail edges; interiors lightly toned; marbled endpapers; previous owner's name to ffep and verso of ffep; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York and Chicago: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1924. Large Octavo; G-/no-DJ; dark blue spines with gilt text; 4 volumes; boards show slight sunning to exteriors with some rubbing; noticeable wear to edges; fraying wear to edges; text blocks show some toning to exterior edges; profusely illustrated; frontispieces; some offsetting from frontispieces to facing pages; vol. 3 shows slight cracking to gutter between most pages, but none are loosed; vol. 2 has some foxing to first few pages; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1922, June. 1st. VG+8to in tan cloth, stained and use-worn.No DJ. Title on spine in faded gilt on red and black. Corners bumped, spine abraded on edges. Textblock and endpapers foxed, interior pages and photos clean, flat and bright.Minimal underlining. Owner's name on fep. 513 pgs. An overview of coastal artillery, related fortifications,and supply as of 1922, with some history of American coastal weapons.shelve in locked case.
Paris: Chez Henry Gaugain et Cie, Editeurs, nd. 53 folio-sized B/W plates (complete), in green, wrap-around paper slip case; the title appears on the front fold of the slip case; plates are in very good condition; the edge of the lower fold of the slip case has two tears, one 2" (head) and the other 3" (tail); the top fold has two 1" tears, at the head and tail of the fold; their is a small stain on the front cover, near the center of the fold; a map is included with the plates. Plates are 11.25"w x 16.25"h. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
Runnemede, NJ: Fran Striker, Jr., 1983. First Edition. Octavo, 143 pages, VG/VG; paperback, golden yellow covers, no lettering to spine, black lettering to front and back covers: mild overall wear to covers; light age-toning/wear to text-block; interior clean, replete with black-and-white graphics; INSCRIBED by Striker, Jr. to title page; label with publisher's information to verso of page 143; shelved Case 13.
Erie: John G. Carney, Publisher, 1958. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/Hardcover; Burgundy spine with faded gold text; Heavy age wear to covers, fading along surfaces and spine, sides and edges, light fraying at corners; Binding slightly cocked otherwise in-tact, age toning and staining along paste-downs,free end pages, inside pages and within joints, [INSCRIBED AND DEDICATED BY AUTHOR/PUBLISHER] to front free end page; Age toning to text block exterior which extends to page edges, text block clean; 317 pp.
London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1792. First Edition. Octavo in good condition only; bound in full 19th century polished calf; pair morocco spine labels [red/green]; five  raised bands on spines; boards attached; spine ends worn down; corners worn and showing; previous owner bookplate front paste-down; text block remains solid and contents are very good. [Spines; heavily worn gilt leather with red/green spine labels]. Shelve above case 1.
New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1933. Limited Edition, #103/125. Octavo, 114pp.; VG; bound in gray buckram cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt and black seal on front cover; top edge of text block gilt; previous booksellers sticker on rear pastedown; limited to 125 copies, of which 99 are for sale, this is copy number 103; SIGNED on limitation page by Benét, Benét, and Child; shelved case 1.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 322 pp., G/G; DJ, blue spine and front cover (age-toned greenish-blue), black and white (age-toned tan) lettering to spine, white (age-toned tan) lettering to front cover; heavy wear to DJ—chipping with material loss to head and tail of spine, corners, and top-edge of DJ; many closed tears to edges of DJ; age-toning to covers (lettering legible); price uncut "$2.50" to top right-hand corner of front flap, DJ protected by mylar; blue cloth boards, black lettering, blue and yellow striped spine; bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine, fading to spine (lettering clear and legible), cocking to spine, no shelf lean; fading and foxing to boards, bumping to corners, boards somewhat shaken, binding intact; starting hinge between pp. 176-177; age-toning to text-block, stippled fore-edge, mild staining to bottom-edge; mild residue (likely dirt) between pp. 320 and recto of bfep; pub. 1940 stated to title and copyright pages, Scribner's "A" and colophon to copyright page indicating a First Printing of the First Edition; association copy INSCRIBED by Derleth to ffep: "For Edwin Balmer / whose editorial sagacity about two of these stories has been applauded by the critics of this volume - Cordially, August Derleth"; Balmer (1883-1959) was an American science fiction/mystery writer who edited two of Derleth's stories in this volume; shelved Front Counter, "Derleth area."
Crukshank: Philadephia, 1793. First American Edition. Duodecimo; 192pp; full old calf leather with spine fully rebacked in workmanlike fashion; old wear remains; top corners largely showing; text block lacks endpapers; numerous contemporary ink names and later pencil scribbles on pastedowns and verso of frontis engraving with evident bleed-through; text block toned and occasionally soiled; folding table between pp130-131 torn halfway down the folding crease with the external half missing; contents else generally good. [Spine; plain and worn brown leather no titles]. [Note: A. S. Con Alex P.L.].
Gaithersburg, Maryland: Butternut Press, Inc., 1985. Facsimile reprint of 1896 edition inscribed by Author's Granddaughter. Hardcover octavo with dust jacket, both in Very Good + condition. Inscribed by author's granddaughter, Rosalie Goodhart Dietz, on second front endpaper. Also included is an invitation to meet the Mrs. Goodhart Dietz at a book signing. Otherwise no markings to text and pages are clean. Binding is tight. Minimal shelf wear. Dust jacket is nicely protected and maintained by a transparent mylar book jacket cover. Illustrated with B&W photos, illustrations, and maps throughout. 243 pp. All else is very good. - [Transferred from Dupont to Rockville 6/20/2016].
Cincinnati, OH: Crossroads Books, 1983. First Edition. Folio: VG/missing-Slipcase: Grayish green spine with blue text: Boards are strong and clean with minimal shelfwear, bumping at tail and head of spine: Textblock is bright and clean, pages are crisp and free of any markings, folds or tears: 1983 publications by Crossroads Books in cooperation with The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: First Edition: Unpaginated. 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.
New York: Random House, 2001. Advance Reader's Copy (ARC/ Uncorrected Galley Proofs). Octavo in wraps, VG, spine is black with copper text: minor shelfwear, minor bumping to head and tail of spine and corners of wraps, one 1" crease to bottom edge of rear wrap. There is one long, superficial scuff on back wrap: the scuff is on the lowest third of the wrap, and the shine is dulled as a result. The copper color of the rear wrap is not affected by the rubbing. Binding strong and text clean. Book is now in protective plastic bag. Shelve locked fiction case.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1850, 1860. Mixed Editions. Thick Octavo; pp 783+772; Fair-/no-DJ; dark burgundy spine with gilt text and decorations to spines; gilt design to fronts with blind-stamped borders; 2 volumes; full title: The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution; or Illustrations, by Pen and Pencil, of The History, Biography, Scenery, Relics, and Traditions of The War for Independence; cloths have sunned exteriors; heavy rubbing to joints and edges; wear to corners; sturdy boards; text blocks show slight foxing to exterior edges; book descriptions adhered to front pastedown of volume one; light pencil to ffep; frontispieces; illustrated throughout text pages; slight age toning to interiors; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Chicago and New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1928. Octavo; VG-; dark brown spines with raised text; 5 volumes - vol. 1 - 418 pp, vol. 2 - 458 pp, vol. 3 - 376 pp, vol. 4 - 371 pp, and vol. 5 - 379 pp; cloths have minor wear and light smudges to exteriors, edges, slight wear and some fraying to head and tail spine edges, light bumping to fore corners; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Illustrated Edition. 4to., 213 pp., VG-/G+; matte DJ, off-white lettering to black spine, pictorial covers; head of spine chipped off ("J" in "John Steinbeck" somewhat affected); open tears to tail of spine and bottom corner of front cover, overall wear to other corners and edges; overall age-toning/wear; vertical line of rubbing down back of spine, lettering affected yet legible; front flap price clipped; DJ protected by mylar; gray cloth boards, dark green lettering to spine; bumping to head of spine and corners of boards; matte pictorial illustration to front cover beginning to detach from board due to aged paste; dark green top, scattered mild foxing to text-block; interior clean, full-color matte plates by Worthington clear and bright;.
Erie, PA: The Erie Printing company, 1928. Octavo; pp 365; G-/no-DJ; burgundy spine with gilt text; cloth shows spotting to spine toward tail edge, white smudge toward head edge; some wear with soiling to boards; slightly bumped corners; text block has some age toning to exterior edges; slightly cocked spine; slight foxing to first and last few pages; previous owner's name to ffep.
Boston: C.E. Goodspeed & CO., 1924. Reprint. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Spine is thick, and dark navy blue, with gold text, edge worn at tail and crown of spine; Boards have bumping to corners, edge wear and material loss to fabric on corners, joints are strong; Text block has deckle edges, chipping to the edges of many pages, age-toned, general signs of handling, some dust, stamp from previous owner on front free-end paper, page 825 has an open tear and some pencil marks, page 17 has a closed tear that was taped effectively by a previous owner, content is clear; pp 870; Additional pricing for shipping may be necessary for international/expedited orders due to size/weight restrictions. Shelved upstairs, on shelf perpendicular to copier eb/nd.
Chicago: Orange Judd Company, 1905. Limited Edition, This copy # 400 of 500 printed. Hardcover octavo in Good condition only. "Bound in Indian smoke tanned buckskin". Line of fringe leather on front cover in some disarray. Moderate shelf wear and heavy soiling to cover. Heavy age toning to edges of text block, which is rough cut. B&W illustrations throughout. 202 pp. Crease to photo at page 19. Shelve 2018 Review Table (Spine is tan leather).
Boston: Sampson, Davenport, and Company, 1878. Octavo; pp 860; Fair/no-DJ; dark brown spine with gilt text; blind-stamped borders and oval design to front; full title: The Massachusetts Register and Business Directory, 1878, Containing a Record of State and County Officers, Merchants, Manufacturers, Etc., No. XCIX; some soiling to exterior; split starts to joints; slightly bumped corners; moderate wear to edges; slightly sunned spine; chipping to head and tail spine edges; text block has darkening to exterior edges; light moisture staining towards head edge at title page; pictorial endpapers; interior has slight age toning; frontispiece; illustrated; slight cracking to gutters; previous owner's name to tipped in map at front.
Chicago: What America Thinks, Inc., 1941. Small Thick Quarto; pp 1495; G/no-DJ; dark brown gilt text; personal copy which belonged to the Honorable Dwight Green, former Governor of Illinois; cloth has moderately sunned exterior; some wear to corners; lightly bumped fore corners; strong boards; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges; frontispiece; three numbers stamped to rear pastedown; interior clean; previous owner's name to ffep; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1912. Thick Octavo; Fair/no-DJ; green spines with gilt text to red bar; 4 volumes: vol. 1, Farms, pp 618; vol. 2, Crops, pp 699; vol. 3, Animals, pp 708; vol. 4, Farm and Community, pp 650; cloths have heavy wear to exteriors; soiling to exteriors; ex-library markings to spines; chipping and fraying to edges; splitting to rear joint of vol. 3; chip to front fore edge of vol. 3; text blocks show some soiling to exterior edges; interiors have light toning; cracking to gutters; ex-library with markings to first and last few pages; frontispieces; ex-library pouches to rear pastedowns; open tear to rear endpaper of vol. 3; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.