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.
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Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany: Joseph Wolffischen, 1783. folio, 750pp., 24pp. index, 136pp.; VG; bound in brown leather, paneled spine with no lettering; front board decorated with metal in the four corners, diamond in the center; remnants of two clasps present, two metal hooks on fore edge of front board, two torn leather strips bound into rear board; moderate rubbing to boards; newer endpapers; title page has had a strip of paper approximately 1.25 inches (3.5cm.) high torn off of the bottom, primarily including the entirety of the publication information. It has been repaired with the backing of another sheet on that portion. There is a small tear in the middle of the page that is backed by a piece of paper on the verso, and so barely impacts the legibility of the words; complete collation: endpaper, title page, 2pp. table of contents, 4pp., 750pp., 24pp. index, title page, 6pp., 136pp.; separate title page with separate pagination; page 110 misprinted as 100, 160 as 142, 217 as 21, 271 as 217, 523 as 532, 524 as 534, 554 as 454, 732 as 571, only the page number impacted; small repairs on pages 165/166, 571/572, 633/634, 649/650, 687/688, 701/702, 705/706, 719/720, 1/2; illustrated pages beginning parts two and three on pages 165 and 567. The pagination between pages 566-571 appear to be missing a page, as is usual with this edition; ffep partially detached; profusely illustrated with over 800 black and white woodcut illustrations, including genre scenes, individual plants and animals, and distilling apparatus; Adam Lonicer was a German botanist who studied at Marburg and the University of Mainz, obtaining his Magister degree at sixteen years of age. After becoming a Doctor of Medicine in 1554, he became the town physician in Frankfurt am Main. His true interest though was herbs and the study of botany. His first important work on herbs, the Kräuterbuch, was published in 1557, with a large part dealing with distillation. He married Magdalena Egenolff, the daughter of Christian Egenolff, his Frankfurt publisher and a printer who specialized in herbals. The work that made his name famous is this popular herbal, the Kräuterbuch. Lonicer provides us with one of the early descriptions of local flora as well as being one of the first to differentiate deciduous trees from conifers. shelved case 4.
London: John B. Day, 1876. First Edition, Second Issue. Quarto, 91 pages; VG-; bound in publisher's green cloth blocked in gilt and black; rebacked, with spine preserved; mild rubbing and wear to boards, beveled edges; with two chromolithograph plates after James Poole, 2 completed flies and 23 flies with dressing materials displayed in 22 sunken mounts on six leaves, all present; SG consignment; shelved case 10.
London: Blacker, himself, 1855. Second Edition. Small Octavo, xi, , viii, , 259 pages; VG: bound in contemporary full brown calf with a double-ruled gilt border, rebacked with new brown leather spine, previous black leather label with gilt lettering preserved; some pages uncut; mild and scattered foxing to interior; with 20 plates plus frontispiece, 18 in color; shelved case 10.
New York: The Devin Adair Company, 1940. De Luxe Large Paper Edition. Quartos, Four volumes; VG; bound in publisher's 1/4 burgundy cloth, beige cloth boards, spines with red labels, gilt lettering; some sun-fading to spines; signed by Dawson on tipped-in page in volume 1; color plates with printed tissue-guards; heavy, please contact for accurate shipping costs; shelved above California.
Paris: Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, Graz, 1976. Facsimile Edition. folio, 138 fol. [276pp.]; VG; bound in suede covers, paneled spine with no lettering; housed in original cardboard box; minimal shelfwear; lacking companion volume; facsimile of the Manuscrit Français 616, der Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; shelved Case 11.
London: John Murray, 1828. First Edition. 8vo., 273 pages; G+; green cloth spine faded to brown, remnants of a tan label with black lettering, brown paper boards; moderate wear to boards, including bumping to corners, staining; spine has some fraying, signs of glue repair; small sticker with previous owners name on front pastedown; most pages uncut; mild foxing; shelved case 10.
London: author, 1809. First edition. Quarto in 3/4 green marble and brown leather; six-band spine with gold letters; VG; general fraying on leather and moderate shelf wear; penciled inscription inside front cover; age-toned paper with occasional off-setting or foxing; text clean; contains descriptions of experiments; contents of dissertation; essays; pharmacopoeia equina; numerous plates and some illustrations; author was a veterinary surgeon in London and the Academy of Paris; shelved in Case # 10; please contact us for shipping costs; IR consignment.
London: Nattali and Bond, 1860. Second Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes, pagination continuous; VG; bound in contemporary full polished calf, paneled spines with burgundy and brown labels, gilt lettering, other compartments gilt tooling; boards with a gilt roll along border, gilt roll to edges, turn-ins; mild rubbing and wear to boards and spines, primarily to head and tail of spines, hinges; marbled endpapers; gilt text blocks; ribbon within; with 61 embellishments, including portraits, vignettes, and engraved titles; ffep of volume 2 slightly loose; SG consignment; shelved case 10.
Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1962. Limited Edition, #563/725. tall 8vo., 410 pp., i-xv pp., VG; red cloth boards, gold lettering to spine; rounding to spine, bumping to tail; bright gilt top, mild wear to text-block; dark brown discoloration to fore-edge of gilt top; mild age-toning to text-block; ex-library: embossed stamp "Library of Giancarlo Cavagna [GAC] with "03" in blue ink to half-title page; embossed "University of Western Ontario London Library" stamp to title page and p. 101; faded "U.W.O. LIBRARY" stamp to all sides of text-block, though most visible to gilt top; very occasional stains/waving to interior, text affected yet clear and legible; marginalia in pencil mostly to pp. xiv-xv; No. 563 of 725 numbered copies; shelved case 1.
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1886. First Trade Edition. 8vo., 347pp. plus 4 pages of ads; VG-; spine mustard with gilt lettering; mustard colored buckram cloth, beveled edges; spine rebacked in cloth with original spine reapplied; bookplate on front pastedown; second front end paper has inscription, separated; this first trade edition was preceded one year earlier by a deluxe limited edition of 500 copies known as the "Medora" edition; shelved case 1.
Boston: James R. Osgood, 1882. First Edition. Large Quarto; VG-; Bound in brown cloth with titles and horse designs in gilt, decorative stamping; Upper edge gilt; Typical edge wear, some light fraying to the corners; Cracking at the gutter near ffep. Binding sturdy; Text block clean with minor age toning; A handsome copy of the famous study of horse motion, funded by Leland Stanford illustrate with b&w plates and photos by Eadward Muybridge; NOTE: Book is heavy, please contact us for expedited or international shipping.; AR consignment; shelved case 10.
New York: Rock Foundation, 1988. First Edition. Folios, 3 volumes, VG/no DJs as issued; gray cloth boards, black lettering to spines: very mild overall wear to boards, spines faded beige (lettering clear and legible); minimal wear to clean text-blocks; interiors clean; VOLUME 3.1 [COSMIC GAMES]; VOLUME 3.2 [THE LABYRINTH & OTHER PATHS TO OTHER WORLDS]; VOLUME 3.3 [THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN]; frontispieces; volumes housed in VG- brown cloth slipcase; shelved front table.
Philadelphia: Printed by Charles Cist, 1799. 8vo., 292pp.; VG-; spine brown cloth, 1/4 bound with gray cloth boards, black label with gilt lettering, newly rebound; water stain along lower gutter from beginning through page 32, 177-200; fore and lower edges of text block unevenly cut; mild age-toning to pages; name written on second free endpaper, title page; shelved case 10.
London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1843. First Edition. large Octavo, 322 pages, 4 pages ads; VG; rebound in full crushed crimson levant, paneled spine with gilt lettering in one compartments, others with gilt frames and gilt hound heads or hunting horns; triple-ruled border on boards; two double-rules to turn-ins, with hounds in the corners; gray endpapers; top edge of text block gilt; binding by Birdsall, Northampton & London; original covers and spine bound in in rear; frontispiece with tissue-guard; separate illustrated title page; old bookseller's ad for this volume taped opposite title page, with tape leaving residue; shelved case 12.
London: Saunders, Otley, and Co., 1864. Extra-illustrated Edition. Octavo, xiii, 439 pages; VG; bound in full red calf, paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; triple ruled boards with fox and horns in corner; single gilt rule of birds and flowers on turn-ins; rear upper corner next to spine missing gilt from fox; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; mild wear; profusely illustrated with plates, some in color; shelved case 12.
Paris: Armand Colin & Cie, 1899. First Edition. Quarto, 238 pages; newly rebacked with beige buckram, black label with gilt lettering, original boards preserved; front board with an embossed horse head; all edges of text block gilt; some rubbing and wear to corners; with 15 color illustrations and numerous black and white; shelved case 12.
London: J. Badcock and W. Bristow, . Second Edition. Octavo, xii, 234 pages, xiii, ; newly rebacked in brown leather, previous label preserved with gilt lettering, previous period marbled boards preserved with some wear and rubbing; name on ffep; mild soiling; upper fore corner of ffep with small; with 15 copper-engraved plates, of which the frontispiece and three other plates are hand-colored; shelved case 10.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 548 pages; VG/G; spine brown with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; moderate chipping and wear to dust jacket, including chipping to head of spine, small chip missing from rear cover, rubbing, small water-stain to upper edge of rear cover; smudge to lower corner of text block; interior clean; scarce with dust jacket; shelved case 10.
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.
Gaithersburg, MD: Flower Valley Press, 1994. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 132 pages, VG-/VG-; white DJ, black lettering: overall mild wear to DJ, yellowing/light soiling to covers, "$44.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; black matte cloth boards, white lettering to spine: slight material loss to head and corners; mild denting to edges of boards; light age-toning/wear to text-block; clean and bright green and black illustrated endpapers; interior clean, with numerous full-color plates of Harper's work; INSCRIBED by Harper to verso of ffep and to laid-in Department of the Interior Museum postcard featuring an exhibit of the same name open through February 28, 1998; shelved Case 11.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1964 . First Edition Thus. thin 8vo., unpaginated, VG/VG-; pictorial DJ, spine white (age-toned tan) with black and red lettering; minimal shelfwear to DJ, mild age-toning to covers (more so to spine); rubbing to spine with very slight material loss, very slightly affects second "the" in title (lettering legible); price uncut "$3.50" to top right-hand corner of front flap, all four corners of flaps slightly clipped; DJ protected by mylar; golden yellow cloth boards, black lettering to spine, pink illustration to front board; minimal wear to boards save for minor scratch to top edge of front board; slight cocking to spine, no shelf lean, binding strong; interior virtually pristine; contains numerous full-color and two-wash illustrations by Erdoes; pub. 1964, "This fable was written by Joyce in 1936 as a letter to his grandson Stevie," originally published in LETTERS OF JAMES JOYCE [edited by Stuart Gilbert, pub. 1957] stated to copyright page; 2 pp. frontispiece that includes title page; LP consignment; shelved Case 2, Dupont.
London: C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Rivington and J. Fletcher, etc. 1757. Second Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary speckled calf, gilt rule to boards, gilt to paneled spines, labels worn off; wear to hinges, chipping to head of spines; with folding frontispiece portrait in volume 1; early name on ffep of both volumes; the first edition was published earlier the same year in one volume; shelved case 10.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1993. Limited Edition, #67/199. Square Octavo, 87 pages; bound in black linen with silver lettering to spine, housed in a matching slipcase; This edition, signed by the photographer, with a signed original print, is limited to one hundred ad ninety-nine copies of which this is copy number 67.; This copy is inscribed on the title page as well as inscribed on the loose print; shelved case 11.
New York: Halcyon House, 1932. Reprint. Octavo, 517 pages; VG-/G; spine red and black with white and yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; dust jacket has moderate chipping, primarily to head and tail of spine, some wear to hinges, chipping to upper rear cover and rear flap; newspaper portrait of Hemingway pasted to ffep; top edge of text block red; some glue staining to endpapers from binding; with 82 photographic illustrations ; published in year of first publication; shelved case 2.
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.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1960. First Edition, Presumed First Printing. 8vo., 160 pp., VG/VG; red and tan DJ with white and black lettering; mild age-toning to covers of DJ, rubbing to edges, chipping with slight material loss to head and tail of spine and corners; mild age-toning to spine (tan towards tail of spine toned olive green), lettering clear and legible; price uncut "$3.00" to top right corner of front flap, all four corners of flaps clipped; DJ protected by mylar; yellow cloth boards, maroon lettering to spine, maroon illustration of dog to front board; mild fading to spine (text clear and legible), bumping to head and tail of spine, slight cocking to spine; cocking to boards, no shelf lean, binding strong; age-toning to text-block; interior clean, contains many black and white illustrations by Fuller; pub. 1960, "First edition" stated to copyright page, no mention of further printings; frontispiece to title page; shelved Case 6.
Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, 1859. Large Octavo; Good-; grayish tan spine with gilt text; odd volume; cloth has some rubbing to spine edges; light soiling to exterior; ex-library label to spine; sturdy boards; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; ex-library stamps inside and to exterior edges; ex-library bookplate to front pastedown; interior light foxing sprinkled throughout; letter from Friend of the Main Public Library, El Paso laid in at front; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
London: The Bombay Historical Society, 1908. Limited Edition, 1/1,200. Quarto, 292 pages VG; 3/4 green leather with green cloth on boards; Spine is light brown with raised bands and gilt text; small stamp of previous owner on front free endpaper, otherwise there are no markings to text and pages are clean; Binding is strong; Edges of text block are uncut; Illustrated with 30 hand-finished chromolithograph plates. marbled endpapers; mild rubbing to leather on spine and to corners; shelved case 12.
San Diego: South Moulton Company, 1923. 4 Large Quartos, Half leather bound; Volumes 1,2, and 4 "Format De Luxe" Volume 3 "Format De Luxe Sunset Edition." Book conditions vary between VG- and G+ (see photos for details). Aged maroon leather spines with gold texts and designs; Boards strong, with edgewear and scuffing along volumes, agetoning along spines, wear along leather, rubbing through leather at corners, closed tearing along head edge of volumes two and one, open tears along head edge of volume three's spine; Textblocks clean, with some agetoning, some volumes have ownership stickers from previous owner, on the front endpapers, books contain both black & white and color imagery. 2121p. (total number of pages for the 4 volumes); Oversized listing. Please contact seller for expedited/international shipping. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions.
New York: Dodd, Mead, & Company, 1922. First US Edition. Octavo, 346 pages; VG/VG-; spine is beige with blue lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has corners cut, has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, with several small closed tears, has a small open tear at the bottom of the spine, has moderate discoloration throughout; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; pages have age toning and minor foxing; shelved case 10.
Hagerstown: The Cooper Beech Press, 1995. New enlarged Edition; Octavo;VG/VG-; Hardcover with dust jacket; Blue spine with white text; Dust jacket has moderate edge wear with rubbing to the corners, edges and rear, as well as minor open tear to the bottom edge of rear; Boards are clean with solid binding; Front free end-paper has a minor brown stain otherwise dust jacket is clean; 130p.
London: Chatto and Windus, 1876. Quarto; 3 volumes; Poor/no DJ; Ex-library; Hardcover w/out DJ; Vol. I-II spines are black binder’s tape without print; Vol. III, binder’s tape torn away from spine and boards, half of spine torn away; Boards originally quarter bound with black leather to spines and blue cloth to boards, wear to corners, stains, spotting, scratches to boards, on all vols. boards are detached from text blocks; Text blocks have gold-tinted top edge, library bookplate on front pastedown, library stamp on front flyleaf, intermittent spine breaks, age-toning to paper; VOL. I: cv, 408 pages, leaves of b&w plates 1-27; VOL. II: vii, 495 pages, leaves of b&w plates 28-68; VOL. III: vii, 539 pages, leaves of b&w plates 69-76, followed by additional sequence of plates 1-27.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1881. First Edition, First Printing. thin square 8vo., 101 pp., VG-; green cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine, black lettering and gilt illustration to front board; rounding to spine, spine age-toned a slightly darker green than boards (lettering bright and legible), scattered rubbing with slight superficial material loss to front board and turn-ins, small stain towards bottom of hinge to back board, occasional light scratching to boards; boards somewhat shaken, slight shelf lean (still stands), binding intact; pictorial (floral) endpapers, superficial material loss to middle of front paste-down, red and white sticker to top left-hand corner of ffep; dark top, wear and age-toning to text-block; mild age-toning/foxing to interior, text/illustrations clear and legible; contains black and white illustrations by Ledyard; pub. 1881 by the Roberts Brothers stated to title and copyright pages, no mention of further printings to copyright page; "MAMY YTITTLEBACK" misspelled to header of p. 55, indicating a First Printing of the First Edition; frontispiece; shelved Case 14.
Edinburgh: MacLachlan & Stewart, 1874. First Edition. Octavo, 398 pages; VG; bound in publisher's dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine; chipping to head of spine, mild wear to tail; bookplate to front pastedown; illustrated with 8 tinted lithograhic plates, including the frontispiece; shelved case 10.
New York: The Macmillan Company, n.d. Quarto; pp 191; VG-/G+; Black spine with ivory text; slight chipping to corners, light age toning to flaps, price clipped front flap; cloth shows slight wear to exterior, light rubbing to head and tail edges, otherwise clean, strong and intact; text block has wear to exterior edges, residue of adhesive to half title page, otherwise interior clean; else good; inscribed by author;.
London: William Joseph, 1966. First Edition. 8vo., 218 pp., VG-/G+; DJ: black/red/brown pictorial spine, white lettering; moderate wear to DJ, small brown stain to tail, lettering to spine somewhat affected by wear to head, front flap price clipped, covers protected by mylar; red cloth boards, bright gold lettering to spine: mild wear to boards, heavy age-toning to text-block, bumping/creasing toward head, spine cocked, boards somewhat shaken, binding sturdy; label from previous bookseller to front paste-down; signed and dated by previous owner to ffep; interior clean; INSCRIBED by Francis to title page.
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1980. First edition; signed. Thin, small folio in brown hardcovers with green and yellow illustrated DJ in brodart; VG/VG; ivory letters on spine; in very good condition; author signature on illustrated title page; contains a chapter on "Concern for the Planet"; pp. 112; shelved on front table.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1936. Limited Edition. 4to., unpaginated; VG-; spine red tape, bound in tan cloth with black geese on boards; red tape used to repair spine, covers entire spine and small part of front board; of a limited edition of 1050 numbered copies for america, of which 1000 are for sale, this copy is number 290; INSCRIBED on limitation page; plates clear of age marks, a few fingerprint smudges present on other pages; mild shelfwear and bumping; shelved alcove 1.
New York: Garden City Publishing, 1925. Early Reprint. Octavo, 315 pages; VG-/VG-; spine is faded green with black lettering, dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has corners cut, has wear along the top and bottom edges, has a small open tear at the top of the spine, has creasing along the sides of the spine, has minor discoloration throughout; binding has wear and fraying at the top and bottom of the spine; pages have age toning and discoloration along the top edge; shelved case 12.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, Publishers, 1923. 12mo; pp 344; G/Fair; dark beige spine with green text; dust jacket shows slightly sunned spine; noticeable chips to spine edges and fore corners; some slight soiling, due to handling to exterior otherwise; mylar wraps; cloth has slight wear to exterior; some rubbing to corners; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; light pencil to verso of ffep; interior clean;.
Philadelphia: J. M. Stoddart & Company, 1831. Second edition. Set of small octavos in brown leather; VG/G; boards show some soiling and shelf wear with fraying around spines not affecting binding; vol. 3 has front page detached; previous owner's inscription on ffep; bookstore tiny sticker; paer discolored and foxed; text clean; last end page of vol. 2 has a tear; contains numerous engraved illustrations throughout; scarce in three volumes; shelved under counter; please contact us for shipping costs.
Tours: Alfred Mame Et Fils, 1864. Large Octavo, 448 pages; VG; bound in publisher's half cloth of speckled taffeta, spine brown calf with elaborate gilt; mild rubbing and wear to boards; all edges gilt; illustrated with 163 in-text woodcuts and 16 full-page woodcuts from the drawings of W. Freeman and J. Noël.; interior clean; shelved case 10.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1920. 784/2000. Octavo; pp 367; G+/no-DJ; beige spine with blue text; limited edition, this is number 784 of 2000 copies; cloth spine with papered boards; spine has darkened somewhat; boards show moderate soiling to exterior; heavy rubbing to edges; text block has age toning to exterior edges; deckled fore edges; slight toning to interior; frontispiece; illustrated; minor cracking to binding at pp 163, 211, 226 and 290.
Boston: Godine, 1971. First/Limited Edition. Approx. 8.5" x 11.75" VG hardcover in black quarter-leather with gilt lettering in VG dark denim blue slipcase with marbled olive/blue paper-covered sides. This copy is one in a Limited Edition of 100, quarter-leather bound by hand; the artist has SIGNED on the colophon and hand-numbered this copy #XVII. Rubbing to corners and spine ends of slipcase and boards with mild color loss to marbled sides of case. Interior clean and tight throughout. Shelve with Folio Society.