Philadelphia: D. Rice and A. N. Hart, 1855. Third Octavo Edition. Octavos, three volumes; VG; bound in full red morocco, elegant gilt; no binder's mark; paneled spines with gilt titling in two panels,,gilt to remainder; all edges of text block gilt; all hinges strong, rear gutter of volume one open, entire binding separated front text block of volume 2, front gutter of volume 3 open; very mild rubbing and wear, primarily to corners; with all 120 beautifully colored lithographic plates, three tinted frontispieces finished by hand, 117 hand-colored plates; interiors clean; slight occasional foxing or wear to plates; some plates trimmed at lower edge, as is usual for the tall plates; CO consignment; shelved case 1.
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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.
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.
Barcelona: Joseph Llopis, 1691. Second Edition. Quarto, [20,] 548,  pages; VG; bound in limp vellum, black ink titling to spine, ends of ties present; entirety of vellum binding detached from text block, still in one piece, mild wear to vellum; mild wear to fore edge, primarily to the first few pages; tiny scorch-mark to lower edge of text block; small water-stain to last two pages; small ownership name to ffep; with half-title; Title page red and black within woodcut border, with a small engraving, an engraving on page 1 above the dedication, and 2 large vignettes; text in Spanish; DM consignment; shelved case 7.
New York: Johnson and Ward, 1862. Folio, 99 pages, 64 lithographed maps; G; bound in original publisher's three-quarters calf with embossed green cloth covers, titling in gilt on front cover and spine, marbled endpapers; front gutter partially open; most maps with light foxing; hand-colored plates; shelved above case 3.
La Haye: Adrian Moetjens, 1692. 12mo. 2 volumes; VG; bound in early full brown calf, volume 1 newly rebacked with spine preserved, spines paneled with gilt; some rubbing and wear to boards; Illustrated with 12 folding copper engravings and two folding copper engraved maps, the second map with a long horizontal tear, but still intact with no pieces missing; stamp of previous owner on ffep of volume 2, remnants of bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1, ffep of volume 2; VG consignment; shelved case 9.
Boston: Samuel Walker, 1845. Second American Edition. Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary polished calf, elegant gilt borders to boards, spine with gilt titling and tooling; all edges of text block gilt; marbled endpapers; mild rubbing and wear, primarily to corners; lower front hinges threatening to crack; With 41 full-page engraved plates as called for in Sabin, 39 of which are called for in the Binder's Instructions (10 in Volume 1 and 27 in Volume 2, including a map of north America), plus a frontispiece to each volume, plus 3 plates uncalled for: Tomb of Washington, Mount Vernon, Volume 2, page 452, states volume 1, page 319 - Exchange, New York, volume 2, page 392 - Custom House, Boston, volume 2 page 356; CO consignment; shelved case 1.
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.
Stanstead and Sherbrooke, L. C. Walton & Gaylord, 1835. First Edition. 10mo., 116 pages; Fair; in original publisher's quarter brown leather, blue paper boards, front cover has reprint of title page within a frame; rear cover missing fore half, front cover with chipping and wear to all edges, spine chipped to head and tail; some fingerprint smudges to interior; lacking map; page 57 has a small newspaper clipping, detailing the 1891 Census, pasted above the lesson on population; extremely scarce Lower Canadian Imprint; shelved case 3.
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.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1980. First Edition, First Printing, First State Dust Jacket. Octavo, 499 pages; VG/VG; White spine with black lettering; Dust jacket protected with a mylar cover; some mild wear to the top and bottom edges, rubbing on the front cover, pages clean; SIGNED flat on the title page. Shelved case 6.
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.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1976. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 536 pages; VG/VG; White spine with black and dark red lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering; Price clipped; price sticker from a previous bookstore on the front flap; Minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; top text block black; Shelved in case 6.
New York: The American Historical Society, Inc., 1938. Large Octavo; G-/no-DJ; red spines with gilt text; 3 volumes, vol. 1, pp 623; vol. 2, pp 640; vol. 3, pp 642; cloths have slight sunning to spines; some stains to exteriors; moderate rubbing to edges; sturdy boards; text blocks show some foxing to exterior edges; interiors lightly toned; illustrated endpapers; illustrated; frontispieces; tight bindings; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
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.