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.
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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.
New York: George R Lockwood, ND [1870?]. Early Edition. Quarto; VG-; 334 pages; Tooled leather with gilt titling on spine, raised bands; VOL. 2 ONLY; Full color plates intact, protected by tissue guards; Gilt edges; Sewn-in silk bookmark; Marbled endpapers; Bookstore bookplate on front pastedown; Scuffing and some fraying to the edges of the boards and spine; Bumping/fraying to the corners; Some foxing to the edges of the text block; Toning to pages as typical; PS Consignment, shelved case 10.
Cassellis Cattorum: Sumptibus Theodoris Fischer, 1882. Quarto; vii, 299 pp. + 16 pp. of illustrations. Original leather spine and cloth boards. VG. Some rubbing at front hinge; some wear to extremities. Interior clean and tight. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Text in Latin. All plates present in rear of volume. A rare work on Japanese marine shells. Shelved in Case #10.
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1855. First Edition. Octavo, 304, 299 pages; VG; bound in 3/4 calf, marbled boards, newly rebacked with spine preserved, spine with cracking and wear, mild gilt, black label with gilt titling; two volumes bound as one; with tinted lithograph frontispieces; interior clean; PS consignment; shelved case 12.
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.
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.
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.
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: S. Bagster, 1810. Facsimile. Octavo, 246 pages; VG; bound in 19th century brown calf by C. Smith with their mark, blind tooling to edges, paneled spine with elegant blind tooling, two panels with gilt titling; newly rebacked with spine and boards preserved; board edges and turn-ins with gilt rolls; all edges gilt; slight foxing towards the beginning of the volume; bookplate to front pastedown; with title engraving, text vignettes and two engraved plates of music; while originally issued with a half-title with Bagster's publication information and date, as well as two pages of advertisements, this copy was not bound with any of those pages. The paper, however is watermarked '1809.'; Spine reads 'Walton's Angler London MDCLIII; TH consignment; 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.
New York: The Derrydale Press, 1930. Limited Edition, 1 of 850. Octavo, 249 pages; VG; full binding of brown cloth, with gilt lettering and design; spine brown with gilt lettering; mild shelf wear, including wear to corners and tail of spine; top edge gilt; end papers illustrated with hunting scenes; full color frontispiece; contains black and white plates; pages clean; shelved case 12.
New York: Grossman, 1974. First Edition. Oblong quarto, 128 pages; VG-/G+-; spine is white with black lettering; the dust jacket has a couple of small tears and discoloration, protected with a mylar covering; there is slight toning on the text block not affecting any of the photos. This copy is inscribed by Elliot Erwitt to Marty Forscher, proprietor of the Professional Camera Repair Shop in NYC: "For Marty F. from Elliott Erwitt 26 Nov. 74" Inscribed on half-title, with slight ink bleeding onto endpaper; GF consignment; shelved case 11.
London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1924. Limited Edition (21a/35a). Quarto, 185 pages; VG; quarter bound in vellum, spine and front cover have gilt lettering; binding has minimal shelf wear; pages have gilt along the top edge; signed by both author and illustrator on the limitation page; shelved Case 11.
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: Abbeville Press, 1981. First Edition, First Printing. Folio, unpaginated, 435 full color plates, numerous text pages; VG/VG-; spine white with black lettering; full binding of tan cloth; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild soiling to dust jacket; mild shelf wear; pages clean; shelved Oversize Books.
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: 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.
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.
Massachusetts: Charles T. Branford Company, 1961. First U.S. Edition. Octavo, 144 pages; VG/G+; spine is beige with green lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has two small pieces missing from the top and bottom of the spine, has chipping on the fore edge corners, has minor discoloration throughout; binding has minor shelf wear, pages have minor age toning; shelved case 10.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1967. First American Edition. Octavo, 252 pages; VG/VG; spine is black with white lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$5.95', has minor creasing at the top and bottom of the spine; binding has minimal shelf wear; pages have minor dust build up along the top edge; signed by the author on the title page; shelved case 10.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1990. First Edition. Folio, 356 and 336 pages; VG; bound in fine tan genuine leather with bright gilt spine title and gilt motif on covers; still in publisher's shrink-wrap; gilt text blocks; silk endpapers; silk ribbon; Easter Birds signed flat by Roger Tory Peterson on the ffep; shelved at the Front Table.
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.
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.
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. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s) This book is part of the overstocked 15's, kept in Room X.
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.
Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, 1977. First U.S. Edition. Folio; pp 304; VG-/G; white spine with black text; grayish beige slipcase has modest wear to exterior; slight reddish ink mark to front; mustard yellow paper label to front; intact panels; dust jacket shows slight soiling wear to exterior, due to handling; mild edge wear; cloth clean; strong boards; text block has light foxing to exterior edges; profusely illustrated; interior clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
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.
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.
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.
Chillicothe: T.F.B. Softham Publisher, 1902. Quarto. VG/no DJ - hardback. Age-toned blue spine with gold text and some rubbing and brown staining; boards have scattered small moisture-exposure stains but otherwise clean; bumped corners of the boards; boards are strong; foxing and age-toning noted on front pastedown, front free end page, back pastedown, and back free end page; binding is strong; textblock is age-toned, with some moisture-exposure staining around the edges of the first couple of pages and some foxing noted. Pp. 592.
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.
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;.
Agoura, CA: Trophy Room Books, 1995. First Edition. Large quarto in dark red cloth with pictorial dust jacket, VG/VG. White spine with Red text; Minimal shelf wear only. Profusely illustrated with black and white photos. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by author on front endpaper. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcases next to Ephemera section.
San Diego: Academic Press, 1997. First. Folio; VG/VG; Green spine with blue text; DJ has slight shelfwear; Boards have slight shelfwear, otherwise clean and strong; Textblock has general edgewear; Volume 5 only; pp 669. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
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.