New York: Rabinovitch, c. 1930. Limited Edition, #17/100. folio, 10 plates; VG; contains 10 plates, 9 of the original set plus one extra. All are signed in the lower right corner by Rabinovitch, with the title of the piece in pencil on the rear. Housed in original gray portfolio, with some repair, including brown spine. The inside of the front cover includes the original limitation sheet as well as the description of the portfolio, pasted down as issued. The pictures vary in size from 6 x 8 to 10 x 13 inches, all on 14 x 18 sheets. Nine of the original tissue-guards are present. Contains The Katharine Cornell, Marie Ouspenskaya, Carlotta Monterey, The Girl In Black, Mrs. G. E. Calthrop, Michio Ito, The Tartar Dance of the Chauve-Souris, Nude - Dance Figure (D.H.), and Nude - Cruciform Figure (P.G.). Lacking The Sad Clown of the Chauve-Souris. Originally sold separately, this portfolio also includes the Nude - Torso (P.G.).
London: Messrs. Boydell and Company, 1777. First edition;. Thick, tall folios in 3/4 brown marble and red leather; six-band embossed spine with heavy gilt; VG/VG-; boards show some shelf wear around edges, with small tearing along spine length and corners; open gutter in front, but binding strong; both frontispiece portraits detached from spine; gilt edges; slight fading; all prints in good condition with clear legends; Vol. I contains Claude Lorrain’s biography by John Boydell, and 100 prints; Vol. II contains 120 prints; this is part of the mature works by Le Lorrain; in this work (Book of Truth), the names of the purchaser was written on the back of the drawings to guard against copying; it constitutes a major work in the reproduction of master drawings in the form of a catalog raisonne; please note that Vol. III is lacking, since it was published individually at a later date; shelved above case 2. due to size of the item, please contact us for shipping costs.
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.
London and Glasgow: Collins, 1942 . First Edition, Third Printing. Quarto, xv, 290; VG/G; spine black with yellow and red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; dust jacket has numerous chips, primarily to head and tail of spine, closed tears to hinges, upper edge of front cover, small chip missing to upper edge of front cover; art studio name written to rear pastedown; small bookseller sticker to front pastedown; stamp for 'Coffin & Company" top top edge of text block; INSCRIBED on frontispiece by Walt Disney to a Jim; BL consignment; shelved case 3 or 11.
New York: The Members of the Limited Editions Club, 1981. Limited Edition, 13/50 and 1020/2000. Contains two items. The first is a Folio portfolio with eighteen first proofs on Mowhawk Superfine in addition to Eighteen Final Proofs on Torinoko handmade paper. Each Print has been signed and numbered by Eichenberg. All impressions signed, titled, and numbered in pencil. This edition is limited to fifty copies, of which thirty are the present edition and the other twenty contain just the eighteen final proofs. The wood engravings in this portfolio were designed to illustrate a published edition of "The Adventures of Simplicius Simplicissimus," of which 2000 copies were made, included here with the following condition: Small quarto, 319 pages; VG; beige spine with gilt text; limited edition, numbered and signed by the artist; orange slipcase shows some light soiling to exterior; minor rubbing to edges; otherwise intact; cloth has light sunning to spine; minimal wear to exterior; strong boards; text and illustration blind-stamped to front; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; profusely illustrated; frontispiece; orange endpapers; Signed and numbered in rear by Eichenberg; RL Consignment; shelved above mythology.
Nuremberg: 1685. Thick folio (15 X 9.5) in ivory hardcovers with six-band embossed spine and title in black letters; condition: Good; substantial soiling on spine and fraying on edges; binding is strong, with open gutter in the back; previous owner’s penciled inscriptions on ffep; one regular plate and one double-folded plate missing; first front end page, first engraving and title page have a 7 X 5 deep right hand corner chip; first few pages also chipped but repaired with pasted paper; substantial chipping and ripping in right hand corner (6 in X 4.5 in X 1 in); a couple of double-page plates are cut off half way along the fold; occasional staining and off-setting on plates; in German; book is sold as is; this is a 1685 edition of the work Joachim von Sandrart, German Baroque historian, first published in 1680; shelved in Case # 4; due to size and weight, please contact us for shipping costs.
Calais, Vermont: Z Press, 1999. First Limited Edition, Letter K. Octavo; VG; Sewn in original wrappers with label on the front cover. Book design by C. W. Swets. Set in Bembo type, printed on handmade papers by The Grenfell Press. One of 26 copies, letter K, signed by Jeff Clark on the colophon, with a tipped-in original linocut in black, gray, and beige numbered and signed by Jasper Johns in pencil) there were an additional 200 unsigned copies, without the linocut.) This is the first linoleum cut ever created by Johns. Apparently inspired by this work, Johns later produced several more prints in this media, they were exhibited by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.; shelved case 0.
author, 1866. first edition. Oblong quarto (14" X 10.5") in thick, dark brown, fully embossed leather with gilt emblem on front cover; VG/VG; boards with minimal soiling and very slight fraying on corners and upper spine; edges in full gilt; album slightly warped upwards; binding strong; each photograph affixed on thick cardboard page with tiny legend; some offsetting on back of plates; contains 40 photographs out of 177 total compiled in 1866; Carlos Naya was a photographer and lawyer who worked with optician Carlo Ponti, and traveled extensively though Europe and North Africa; in good condition; please contact us for shipping costs; shelved above mythology.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1884. Folio; unpaginated; Good-; light green spine with gilt designs; gilt text and gilt embossed designs to front; full title: French Etchers; Examples of Etched Work by Corot, Jacquemart, Ballin, Veyrassat, Daubigny, Chauvel, Gravesande, Martial, Buhot, Nehlig, Yon, Rops, Casanova, Lancon, Beauverie, Burnand, Rudaux, Bastian le Page, Appian, Feyen-Perrin; cloth has slight sunning to exterior; moderate scratches and soiling to boards; heavy rubbing to edges; beveled fore and tail edges; text block has age toning to exterior edges; top edge gilt; dark brown endpapers; slight cracking to gutters; slight foxing to first and last few pages; profusely illustrated with tissue guards to plates; RL Consignment.
London: T. Bensley for R.H. Cromex, 1808. Small quarto; pp 36; VG-; black spine with gilt text; leather spine shows only slight wear; greenish-blue marbled boards are clean; minor wear to edges; probably rebound; text block has shows some age toning to exterior edges; 12 etchings executed from Blake's original designs by Louis Schiavonetti; fontispiece; some foxing to pages, mostly toward edges; foxing impacts some plates; slight offset to facing pages; light pencil to margins; RL Consignment; shelved case 13.
New York: The American Art Association, 1886. 20/50. Large Quarto; unpaginated; Fair; beige spine without text; etchings encased in paper wrapper; wrapper has chips to edges; noticeable soiling and wear exterior; limited to 50 copies, this is number 20; text block has deckled edges; some age toning to exterior edges; slight staining toward fore edges of some pages; some uncut pages; frontispiece with offset to tissue guard; light foxing and staining to ffep; numerous illustrations with tissue guards; some plates impacted by light foxing; some offset to facing pages; 29 pencil signed etchings by those artists; RL Consignment.
Paris: A. Quantin, Imprimeur-Editeur, 1884. Octavo; pp 150; Good; 1/4 bound brown leather spine with gilt text and decorations to spine; raised bands to spine, marbled boards show some rubbing and light sunning to exterior, some wear to edges and joints; text block shows some age toning to exterior edge, marbled endpapers; tissue guard shows offset from frontispiece; slight writing to verso of ffep; age toning to first and last few pages; inscription to previous owner in French to second endpaper; slight cracking to gutters; top edge gilt; includes facsimile letter to Madame Henri Guerard from Manet tipped in after title page; profusely illustrated, slight foxing impacting some illustrations; light foxing to some pages; French text; arts- biography; RL Consignment.
Boudet, 1898. Small Quarto; pp 397; G-; green spine with gilt text to brown label; cloth has sunned spine, slight soiling toward edges; text block has green marbled endpapers; lacking title and copyright pages; cracking to gutters, with loosened pages toward front of text, other pages toward mid text are loosed from binding, but still present; profusely illustrated with some tissue guards; some age toning to exterior edges, light pencil to second endpaper; some smudges to first few pages; minor chips to few edges; interior clean; French text; RL consignment.
London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1933. Limited Edition, #273/460. Octavo; VG/VG. Original gilt-ruled vellum, gilt-pictorial spine; housed in publisher's board slipcase with printed paper spine label; gilt text block, deckled edges; With 8 full-page color plates and 60 drawings in black and white; Edition limited to 460 copies, this volume is #273, numbered on the slipcase, numbered and signed by Arthur Rackham on the limitations page; LM consignment; shelved case 14.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1931. First Edition. small 4to., 114pp.; VG; spine tan with brown lettering; pictorial front board; protected with a thin mylar sheet; mild shelfwear, particularly in slight rubbing to corners; mild age-toning to pages; SIGNED on dedication page by Frank Lloyd Wright, "From one Princetonean to another"; JP consignment; shelved case 11.
Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1901-1940. First Edition. 11 Books in 25 Volumes; Quartos; Rebound in brown leather with gilt lettering; Original wraps intact; Marbled end papers; Raised bands on spines; Most volumes in excellent shape, some scuffing to spines and boards of a few volumes; Bindings excellent; Text blocks clean and bright; GP Consign; Shleved above British History; Text in Italian; Beautiful set of this scarce work in full; NOTE: Set is very heavy, please contact us for international or priority shipping.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, Publishers, 1882. Folio; unpaginated; Fair; blue spine without text; gilt illustration embossed to front and spine toward head edge; gilt lettering to front board; cloth has beveled edges; severe wear to edges; fraying to spine edges; some fraying to corners; text block has age toning to edges; cracked gutters; chipped ffep; slight foxing to frontispiece with offset to tissue guard and title page; foxing to plates and tissue guards throughout; slight offset to pages facing plates; some plates impacted with light foxing; offset to facing pages by some plates; head edge gilt; deckled fore edge; RL Consignment.
Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1879. First edition. Large quarto in 3/4 brown marble with burgundy leather; VG; 6-band embossed spine with gold gilt; boards show some amount of shelf wear around corners and spine and slight soiling; small sticker inside front board; previous owner's signatures on ffep; strong binding; paper slightly faded and plates clean; contains 190 lithographs of patterns and 10 color lithographs (1 with gold lining); Jules Bourgoin traveled to Damascus in 1875 and came upon 150 plates which he could not acquired but reproduced and elaborated upon; 47 pages of text in French; shelved in Case # 7; please contact us for shipping costs.
New York: Book League of the Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order, IWO, 1945. First Edition. Small octavo in dark burgundy cloth with gold letters; VG; front and back gutter slightly open, but binding strong; boards with minimal soiling; edges and paper age-toned; text clean; pp. 167 had a small tear repaired with tape, now discolored with slight offsetting on p. 168; pp. 252; includes 36 line drawings by Mr. Chagall, and his pen inscription in Yiddish on the first front end page; the book depicts in a humorous way Mr. Chagall and his wife's childhood in Russia where they grew up in a small market town; in Hebrew; very scarce; shelved in Case 5.
n.p. LEC, 1981. 42/50. Large Folio sized navy blue cloth portfolio; VG; white label with blue text to front; portfolio encases 18 woodblock prints by Fritz Eichenberg; each work is signed by the artist and numbered; vivid, detailed black and white renderings; rough, uncut edges; each work is clean of marks; this set is number 42 of 50 copies; RL Consignment.
London: Macmillan and Company, 1880. Third Edition. Quarto; pp 360; Fair; 1/4 dark brown leather spine with gilt text; leather spine shows heavy rubbing; severe wear to joints; boards show some wear and scratches to exterior; moderate wear to edges; bumped corners; text block has age toned exterior edges; light foxing to first and last few pages; light pencil to endpapers and lightly throughout text pages; profusely illustrated with tissue guards to plates; slight foxing impacting some plates; some offset to facing pages; deckled edges; some uncut pages; slight cracking to gutters; RL Consignment.
London: Sotheby's Publications, 1986. Limited Edition, #623/1500. Folios, 3 volumes; VG/VG; spines dark blue with white lettering; housed in dark blue slipcases; top edges of text blocks gilt; minimal wear to dust jackets, primarily to head of spines; Vol I: Yuan and Ming Dynasty Celadon Wares. Vol. II: Yuan and Ming Dynasty Porcelains. Vol. III: Qing Dynasty Porcelains; contains a working bibliography, a concordance and an index; With over 4,500 pieces dating from the Yuan and Ming dynasties and a further 5.500 from the Qing; shelved front table.
n. p. n. publ. 1594. Quarto in vellum; unpaginated; Good-; intact vellum covers which have puckered, lumpy texture; covers heavily soiled with five-band embossed spine, bands broken through spine, with small cracks; no text to spine; one toggle closure to front top fore edge, second toggle missing; both corresponding attachments to rear cover are both missing; folded in pastedown, which has adhesive residue inside; interior has darkened noticeably, age toning to edges due to age; fragile pages, some cracking to edges, more so to first four pages; handwritten Latin text to bottom of pages; cracking at gutters away from spine, but not completely detached; some pages repaired with bolstering papers to verso of pages; soiling to pages, most show foxing to rear; Latin text; profusely illustrated with full page plates, offset to facing pages; RL Consignment.
London: 2001. First edition; limited edition. Folio. Black clamshell box, containing 13 loose prints, artist statement, preface and title page. VG condition. Very minor wear to box.Tissue guard between prints. "Dark Interludes" is a set of 13 hand-printed etchings on Somerset white soft 300 gsm paper, each signed and numbered. The etchings in this edition are designated 21/50; the title page is signed 2/50. Etching number 8 is written as IIX, rather than VIII. Walid Siti is an Iraqi Kurd artist, who left his country to seek refuge in the U.K. due to the ongoing Iran-Iraq conflict. His work focuses on the emotional aspects of living in a war-ravaged land. The images from this particular series were chosen from a cycle of drawings created from 1986 - 1990, during the height of the war. Shelve: Above Case #2 Spine is black clamshell box.
Tokyo: Asahi Shimbun, 1965. First edition. Quarto. Hardcover in dust jacket and publisher's cardboard slipcase. Illustrated with many b-w and color images. Very Good; interior clean; rear endpaper wrinkled; dust jacket has small chip at spine top; binding tight; some shelfwear to slipcase. Scarce. Text in English and Japanese. NOTE: Heavy item; additional shipping charges may apply. Shelved in Case #11.
Paris: Chez les Editeurs, 1814. Large Octavo; Fair; 3/4 bound green leather spine with gilt text; marbled boards have heavily rubbed exterior; worn edges; some fraying to corners; text block has age toned exterior edges; previous owner's bookplates to front pastedown with offset to ffep; cracking to gutters; profusely illustrated with foxing impacting some plates; slight foxing to some pages, mostly toward first and last pages; French and English text; RL consignment;shelved case 13.
London: John Stockdale, 1811. Quarto; unpaginated; Fair; 1/4 bound brown cloth spine with gilt text to spine; ex-library with markings to spine, stamped numbers to title page; marbled boards have moderate wear to exterior; slightly sunned exterior; significant wear to edges, chipped rear spine head edge; text block has all edges gilt; slight scratches to exterior edges; cracked gutters; previous bookshop's label to front pastedown; slight writing to frontispiece; 70 richly colored mezzotint engravings, some offset to facing pages; foxing to some pages, impacting some plates; English and French text; RL Consignment.
Lausanne: Andre Gonin, 1943. First limited edition (#106 of 194 copies); signed by author, artist and editor. Quarto in ivory soft covers with ivory case and black letters on spine; VG/VG; boards with moderate soiling or slight foxing; portfolio contains double folded plates with text in large print (in French) and twenty original pencil lithographs interspersed; all clean; pp. 123; velin paper with deckle edges; in good condition; shelved in Case # 11; please contact us for shipping costs.
London: Autotype Company, 1894. First Edition. Folio; G+; Bound in 3/4 black leather with gilt lettering on spine and front board; Upper edge gilt, other edges deckle cut; Wear to all edges of the boards with some fraying, mostly at the corners, Scuffing to the boards; Spine is cocked and bent, binding sturdy; Marlbled end papers have been repaired neatly by maroon tape; Interior clean with some toning to the outer edges; All images bright and clear; NOTE: Book is heavy, please contact us for international and expedited shipping; Shelved above mythology.
Paris: Jeanne Bucher, 1934. First Limited Edition, #167 of 800. 2 Quartos; VG; one bound in light green soft covers with black letters, the other deep purple soft covers with black letters; minimal soiling and slight discoloration on covers; paper age-toned; wood engravings clean; these are the first and second of seven Cahiers (notebooks) comprising Ernst's novel; includes publisher's prospectus; includes a letter from the publisher; text in French; shelved in Case # 11.
London: John Stockdale, 1793. Octavo; pp 225+187; Good; 1/4 bound brown leather spines with gilt text burgundy panel to spines; 2 volumes; cloths show slight foxing to spine with minor wear to boards; some wear to joints; minor wear to edges; text blocks have some age toning to exterior; some foxing to pages throughout text; engravings by William Blake; moderate toning to pages, with offset to facing pages; RL Consignment.
London: John Stockdale, 1793. Octavo; VG-; brown leather spines with gilt text and decorations to spines; raised bands to spines, gilt borders to boards; 2 volumes: vol. 1, 225 pp, vol. 2, 187 pp; green leather boards have age toning to edges, sunned spines, some wear to joints, some wear to exteriors and edges; gilt scroll to turned in edges; text blocks show some age toning to exterior edges, previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown of vol. 1, bookplate remnants to front pastedown of vol. 2; marbled endpapers; slight cracking to gutters; William Blake engravings having slight offsets to facing pages; offset to facing page from illustration on title page; all edges gilt; RL Consignment. Shelved case 13.
London: The Sydenham Society, 1851. Folio; unpaginated; Good; dark green spine without text; green cloth has light smudges to exterior; slight rubbing to corners and edges; green endpapers; small tear to half title page to page 3; slight foxing to first and last few pages; minor chip to rear endpaper at fore edge; profusely illustrated; slight foxing impacting some illustrations; Latin and English text; TG Consignment.
New York, London, Paris and Melbourne: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1886. Large quarto; pp 58; G-; dark blue spine with gilt text; spine has heavy rubbing to edges; worn edges and corners; cloth has some staining to exterior; black and gilt decorative design and text to front; beveled edges to boards; text block has all edges gilt; silk endpapers with slight staining spots; frontispiece has moisture staining to fore edge; profusely illustrated by twenty-five plates executed by the best American etchers and wood engravers, from paintings selected from public and private collections; offset from frontispiece to facing page; offset from plates throughout has impacted some facing pages; slight staining to head and lower fore edges and gutter impacting pages throughout text block; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders. RL Consignment.
Paris: Des Reoues, n.d. Small Quarto; G-; green spine cloth without text; scarce; paper covered boards have age toned exterior; red and green with black illustrated boards; worn edges and corners; slightly sunned spine; rubbing wear to spine edges; moderate wear to boards; text block has age toned edges; cracking to gutters, partial detachment at front gutter; chip to fore edge of half title page; some glue to gutters at rear endpaper; profusely illustrated, some in vivid color by various artists; French text; RL consignment; shelved case 13. Dupont.
New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 1978. First Edition. Four Large Oblong Quartos; G to VG-; In publishers original cream cloth boards and binding with black labels on spines, gilt lettering: Pollock's signature embossed in black on boards; All volumes have some water damage to lower edges, most severely in volume 1. No images or text is affected, but there is signs of staining on the lower inch or so of the pages and the pages are wavy as a result. The title labels on volumes 2 and 4 is scratched. The binding is shaken in volume 2, though all pages are still bound. Original publisher's case is missing. Shelved Case 11. NOTE: Set is heavy. Please contact us for expedited or international shipping.
London: Day & Son, 1856. Quarto, unpaginated; VG; 3/4 bound in black leather, black pebbled cloth boards; paneled black spines with gilt lettering and tooling; spine has some rubbing, minor scratches; mild wear to corners; small bookseller sticker on front pastedown; all plates present and in excellent condition; shelved case 7.
Paris: L'Edition D'Art, H. Piazza, n.d. Limited Edition, #187/775. Small Quarto; pp 75; Fair/paperback; green spine with black text; limited edition; grayish brown clamshell box with paper label inset to front; slight sunning to box exterior; wrappers to paperback covers are detached with chipped to edges; covers have age toning to exterior toward edges; black/green/dark red pattern design to exterior of wrappers; text block is cracked from binding; slight age toning toward page edges; profusely illustrated with tissue guards; some tissue guards are creased and torn; illustrations are richly colored; dark red scroll border to text pages; French text; RL Consignment; shelved case 13.
Paris: Sauret, 1962. First Edition. Large quarto in slipcase; VG/VG case; Numbered 2201 of a limited edition of 4125; Off white spine with black lettering; Book is in original glassine cover which has some small tears and a chip missing; Box has light shelf wear, along the edges and the corners; Wraps are toned, interior clean; 146 plates on 183 pages; Shelved in Case 11.
Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1910. first limited edition (No. 82 of 150). thick, large quarto rebound in polished beige leather; VG; gilt frame on boards; six-band embossed gilt spine; boards and spine with light soiling and shelf wear; clean moire flaps with giltd frame inside boards; full size frontispiece and back engravings; text by M. le Comte de Chavagnac, Cataloger commissioned by J.P. Morgan; text and plates on thick parchment paper specially cut in the city of Arches; contains 50 plates in color, covered with inscribed legend on rice paper. with a total of 208 items fully described and organized by regions; dates ranging from 1677 to 1910; collection comprises objects from clocks, to vases, to figurines and tableware; book is in good condition with strong binding and large italic print in very fine French writing; please contact us for shipping costs; shelved case 11.
London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1911. First Edition. royal octavo, 161pp.; VG; spine dark green with gilt lettering in both English and Chinese; minor rubbing and shelfwear; uncut text block and minor chipping; Contains a frontispiece and 120 illustrations, of which 12 are in color; some browning to the endpapers, minimal browning/aging to the paper throughout the text; SIGNED AND INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by the author, 2 August, 1918; shelved case 12.
Brussels: G. Van Oest & Cie. 1911. limited edition (300 copies). 15 X 11 in. portfolio case in raised half-calf with red letters; VG; limited edition contains 100 plates of engravings including two portraits of J. Callot; boards with moderate soiling; slight fraying around spine edges; inside moire foxed and discolored with ex-libris plate in front; includes 31 pages of text (in French) followed by plates and portraits; plates discolored but all clean and in good condition; Jacques Callot was an important French printmaker with a strong influence on old master print; please contact us for shipping costs; shelved above Case # 2.
London: Heinemann, 1913. Limited Edition, #199/1130. Large Quarto, 160 pages; VG-; bound in in white buckram with gilt text and illustrations on cover and spine; with frontispiece, 12 color tipped in plates, numerous black and white illustrations; Wear to the edges of the boards as well as some minor soiling; Edition limited to 1130 numbered copies, of which this is number 199. Signed by Rackham on the limitations page; LM consignment; shelved case 14.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, Publishers, n.d. Folio; unpaginated; Fair; dark tan spine without text; spine has heavy rubbing to edges; cloth has some soiling to exterior; worn edges and corners; blue and gilt decorative design with black text to front; text block has age toned exterior edges; frontispiece has torn and creased tissue guard; profusely illustrated; offset from plates throughout has impacted some facing pages; shaken spine with cracking to gutters; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders. RL Consignment.
London: William Tegg, 1859. Small Quarto; VG; reddish brown spine with gilt title to spine and front; cloth has some fraying to corners, slight wear to boards; text block has all gilt edges, slight cracking to rear gutter, signs of repair to gutters and edges; illustrated with 47 etchings; RL Consignment.
Lugd. Batav. Roterodami: Hackios, 1669. Octavos, 3 volumes; VG; bound in full contemporary vellum, faded ink lettering to spines; some soiling to vellum; bookplate to front pastedown of each volume; each volume with an engraved title page, all dated 1669, title page of volume 1 says 1669, 2 and 3 state 1668; stain to bottom of text bloc of volume 1, does not impact any text; interiors clean; printer's mark with an eagle and the motto 'MOVENDO' on each title page; text in Latin with Greek references; shelved case 3.
London: The Oriental Ceramic Society in Association with Azimuth Editions, 1969-1981, 1993-2004. Volumes 38 through 45, volumes 56 through 68. 21 volumes total in quarto. Volumes 38-41 bound in cloth with a tan spine and no DJ. Volumes 42-43 in wrappers with a yellow spine. Volumes 44-45 like the other tan volumes in cloth but with very good dust jackets. Volumes 56-66 bound in cloth with a tan spine and no DJ. Volumes 67-68 in wrappers with a white spine and no DJ. Volumes 38-45 generally good or very good. Volumes 56-68 generally very good. Several dark rubbing smudges to the front cover of volume 38, as well as to the front cover of volume 66. Volume 38 has foxing to its spine. Volume 40 has a detached but present frontispiece. Slight age-toning to the wrapper coverings of volumes 42 and 43. Gentle, light crease to the rear lower corner of volume 67 wrappers. Nearly all volumes have a good or better binding, book block edges, and clean text pages. Volume 38 to 153pp with many plates, volume 39 to 82pp with many plates, volume 40 to 152pp with many plates, volume 41 to 308pp, volume 42 to 74pp, volume 43 to 59pp, volume 44 to 86pp, volume 45 to 104pp. Volume 56 to 104pp, volume 57 to 107pp, volume 58 to 94pp, volume 59 to 92pp, volume 60 to 161pp, volume 61 to 152pp, volume 62 to 88pp, volume 63 to 146pp, volume 64 to 100pp, volume 65 to 168pp, volume 66 to 139pp, volume 67 to 128pp, volume 68 to 89pp. Many volumes of a limited print number. PLEASE NOTE: due to the weight of these volumes, extra shipping charges may apply if ordered online. Shelved above History of Science section [Aisle E] at our Dupont Circle store.
London: George Bell and Sons, 1908, 1902. First Series is 1908 reprint. Second series is 1902 first edition. Two octavo 152pp. & 152pp. hard covers in VG condition. Author signed and personally inscribed each volume to previous owner on blank pages before title pages. Ex. libris pasted on front paste down end paper. Rebound, tan leather corners and spine, and marbled paper covering. Boards show some bumping, shelf wear, handling. Spine has 5 raised bands and gilt decorations and lettering. Top edge gilt. Text has minimal foxing, very light age toning along leading edge on some pages. Text clean. Binding is very tight and sturdy. Shelve in case 12.