San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1940. first limited edition (210 copies). Thick, tall folio in grey cloth hardcovers with four-band embossed leather spine and gold letters; VG; printed on Canson & Montgolfier ancient paper made in France, with deckle edges; special elzevir type designed by Frederic W. Goudy; pp. 193; shelved above Case # 2; please contact us for shipping costs.
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Savot [London]: Robert Boulter, 1674. Fourth Edition. 8vo., 706 pages; VG-; rebacked with new spine, previous boards; boards brown leather with new spine, endpapers, spine has burgundy label with gilt lettering; moderate bumping and rubbing to boards; name on second free endpaper, dated 1700, sme name on upper fore corner of title page, both in ink; interior free of writing, slight age-toning; The Glossographia "defined around 11,000 hard or unusual words, and was the largest English dictionary when it was published. His was the last, largest, and greatest of the English "hard-word" dictionaries, which aimed not to present a complete listing of English words, but to define and explain unusual terms that might be encountered in literature or the professions, thus aiding the burgeoning non-academic middle class, which was ascendant in England at the time and of which Blount was a member...and the first that cited sources for definitions. It contained many unusual words that had not previously been included in dictionaries, and others not included in any later dictionary" [wikipedia]; shelved case 9.
London: Shakespeare Press, 1817. first edition. G+. Three wide 4tos (10" tall) in red leather boards, titles on spine in gilt (as "DIBDIN'S DECAMERON). Moderate wear to boards of all vols, similar condition; edges rubbed, wear at folds, some agetoning and light cracking to spine, light general wear otherwise to boards. Gilt on all edges of textblock, lightly burnished from age, some minor corrugating from moisture, most noticeable to vol I. Some minor tearing to front gutter of vol I, binding of all vols strong. Pages lightly agetoned, very light scattered foxing, pages mostly clean. Many b&w print illustrations in a variety of styles and subjects.
Boston: The Riverside Press, 1909. Limited Edition, #283/370. small 4to., 337pp.; VG; bound in green cloth with gilt; wrapped in the original glassine cover, numerous rips, including a chunk missing along the tail of spine and the lower part of the front cover; fore and lower edges of text block deckled; of a limited edition of 370 copies, this is number 283; many pages uncut; interior clean; MA consignment; shelved case 12.
New York: Covici Friede, 1929. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 200 pp., VG-/VG; tan DJ, small black lettering to spine: mild wear/age-toning to covers, "$3.00" to front flap (all four corners of flaps slightly clipped), DJ protected by mylar; dark green cloth boards, bright silver lettering to spine: spine cocked, boards somewhat shaken, binding sturdy; mild fading to edges of boards; mild wear to text-block, dark purple top, light foxing to fore-edge; interior clean, with many black-and-white graphics; INSCRIBED by Starrett to ffep: "This was a lot of fun to do; but, Lord, how cocky I was!"; pub. 1929, with no mention of further printings to copyright page; LP consignment; shelved Case 9.
Morristown, NJ. Privately Printed, 1983. Limited Edition. Oblong 4to., unpaginated; VG; spine brown leatherette with gilt lettering; lacking slipcase; large gilt device on front board, slight wear; text block clean; mild bumping and shelfwear; interior clean; profusely illustrated with commentary; of a limited edition of 347 copies, this is number 17; shelved case 9.
Chicago: S. C. Griggs and Company, 1879. 8vo., 357pp.,  ads; VG; bound in polished calf with a single-rule border, single gilt edge-roll; spine paneled with black tooling, red label with gilt lettering; all edges text block gilt; slight age-toning to interior; binding tight except on title page; mild wear and rubbing to boards; small amount of wear to head of spine; HP consignment; shelved case 9.
New York: author, 1953. First edition. Thick folio in 1/2 beige and green hardcovers with leather spine, in grey cardboard case; VG/VG; gold letters on brown spine; minimal soiling; binding strong; samples of the finest hand made papers worldwide; shelved in Case #9; please contact us for shipping costs; IR consignment.
Zurich: Seedorn Verlag, 1983. Limited Edition [[#88/151]. square 4to., unpaginated, VG-; brown cardboard boards, no separate spine, white backstrip with black lettering; bumping to head and tail of backstrip; shelfwear and very mild staining to boards, bumping to corners; contains many full-color numbered prints by Voss, with each copy of the limited edition containing a different set of plates [#1-12986], of 151 copies this is No. 88 stated to limitation page; SIGNED by Voss lightly in pencil to limitation page; text in German; shelved Case 11.
New York: G. P. Putnam and Co., 1853. First Edition. 8vo., 366pp.; VG; bound in original brown cloth, paneled spine with gilt lettering, embossing to cloth; all edges of text block gilt; mild wear and rubbing to boards; marbled endpapers; bookplate on front pastedown; contains engraved title page, 19 steel engraved plates including frontispiece, 16 facsimiles of manuscripts, 15 hand-colored mounted proof-paper illustrations; contains a handwritten letter, torn naturally along creases, detailing the gift of this book to a Anna Kelsey. Anna Halleck Kelsey was a teacher of Elocution and English literature towards the end of the nineteenth century.; shelved case 12.
Stanford University, Stanford, California: Hoover Institution Press, 1972. thick 4to., 1089pp.; VG-; bound in black cloth, silver lettering on spine; slight bowing to boards; mild shelfwear, including rubbing to corners, wear to head and tail of spine; minor smudges to lower edge of text block; Ex-Library, has two purple surplus stamps on ffep, Library of Congress stamp on copyright page, possible others; shelved alcove 1.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1934. Small quarto; pp 444; VG-; green spine with black text to yellow paper label; dark green slipcase has moderate rubbing to edges; slight cracking to spine tail edge with chipped fore corners; cloth shows slight rubbing to exterior; yellow paper label to front; slightly sunned spine; strong boards; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; interior shows light toning toward edges.
Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1947. First Edition. Thin octavo, 96 pages, VG-/VG; blue DJ, white lettering: mild overall wear to DJ, "$2.00" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; red cloth boards, gold lettering to spine: mild overall wear to boards, light soiling to edges of boards, bumping to tail; mild age-toning/soiling to endpapers, signature by previous owner in pencil to ffep; interior clean, white gloss leaves, text somewhat faded yet clear and legible; "First Edition" stated to copyright page; shelved Front Counter.
Washington: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2009. Quarto; G-; Paperback; Spine, blue with tan print; Cover is illustrated, has mild edgewear, creasing to spine; Text block has pencil notation throughout, pen notation on inside of rear flyleaf; “Published by the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on the occasion of the exhibition … October 24, 2009 - January 24, 2010”; 346 pages, illustrated (color).
Princeton University Press, 1968. first edition. large quartos in dark brown cloth with gold gilt and letters on spine; VG; boards with minimal soiling; strong binding; black and white engravings, paper and text in good condition; ffeps and external edges have slight foxing; otherwise good; app. 400 pages; shelved in second alcove.
New Castle, DE; London: Oak Knoll Press; The British Library, 2000. First English Edition, Second Impression. Quarto, 563 pages; VG/VG-; spine is beige with black lettering; dust jacket has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, with minimal fraying on the fore edge corners and at the top and bottom of the spine; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; pages clear; shelved front table.
Austin, TX: University of Texas, 1963. Octavo; vg/good; dj, gray, illustrated spine with black text; dj [BroDart], chipping and flaking; small open tears; sunned at the spine; HB, green cloth spine with gold text in black colorblock; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; front board, lightly bowed; critical comment in ink on margin of page 5, else text block is clean; illustrated with 9 black-and-white plates, drafts of the manuscript; 330pp.
Stockholm: 1970. Octavo; VG-; Paperback; Slipcase spine, cream with black print; Slipcase in cream paper with black print, tears to spine corners, mild shelfwear; Book cover is cream with black print, clean and bright; Unbound plates housed in separate portfolio, cream with black print, clean and bright; Text block and unbound plates, clean and tight; Text in German; Inscribed in ink by the author inside book cover; Separate postcard written by author inserted; 239 pages + 80 leaves of unbound plates (some color).
Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, Limited, 1921. Small Quarto; G-; 1/4 bound brown leather spines with gilt text; burgundy cloth; 3 volumes; exteriors show some soiling; light whitish scratches to exterior; rubbed corners; sturdy boards; text blocks have age toned exterior edges; frontispiece; ex-library with stamps to previous owner's name to half title page of vol. 1; ex-libris bookplates of previous owner to ffep; some cracking to gutters; previous bookshop's stickers to front pastedowns; interior pages clean, endpapers show age toning and light foxing; illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Washington, D.C. Library of Congress, 1966. Seventh Edition, First Printing. Jumbo 4to in Red Cloth, no Dustjacket, VG. Very light shelfwear to cloth with rubbing/handling wear to spine. Cloth is tidy, no bumping, fraying, or stains. Pages crisp, binding tight, textblock unblemmished. 1432pp text. Spine is orange-ish red, gold gilt text. [Shelved above books on books case].
State College, Pa: Commercial Printing. Quarto; VG; Hardcover; Bluish grey spine with no text; Volume is taped to the hinges; Front paste down has white marks; Boards have minor scratches and are slightly shelf worn but are strong; Front free end- paper has an inscription and signature of the artist. Text block is clean; unpaginated.
London: Chapman & Hall, Limited, 1931. Approx. 6" x 9" VG hardcover in VG parchment-colored dustjacket with dark blue lettering. Rubbing to corners and spine ends of gently cocked boards. Crinkling and abrasion with small chips to corresponding areas of age-toned, lightly soiled jacket, now protected in clear mylar overlay. Clean and tight throughout. Shelve in: Lit Crit Spine is age-toned tan with black text.
Milano: Piantanida, Valcarenghi, 1923. Octavo; G/no-DJ; spine brown leather with heavy gilt lettering; covers sturdy, clean, 1/2" open tear on spine head, spine tail worn/torn up; top front edge chipped, edges have moderate wear; textblock clean, some age tone, back pastedown partially detached from cover, front pastedown torn 1", inscribed by author half title page, contains b/w and color images, written in Italian.
New York: R.R. Bowker, 1972. Quarto. VG/no DJ - hardback. Ex-library copy; Blue spine with partially faded yellow and white text/title; boards are strong and mostly clean, aside from some darker marks near the bottom close to the edges/spine; ex-library and withdrawn stamps on the front free end page; withdrawn and ex-library stamp on the back free end page along with adhesive residue, some age-toning, red pen mark, and pencil/pen writing; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 646.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1976. Octavo; pp 850; VG-/G; creamy white spine with black and red text; dust jacket has slight soiling to exterior; few minor chips to head edge; tape mends to edge; cloth shows light wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; interior clean; tight binding;.
Praze [Prague]: Komisi Knihkupectvi, 1925. Facsimile [First thus]. Folio; vg-/none; dark brown leatherette spine with silver text; quarter-bound, w/gray cloth boards; gray endpapers; some shelf wear and bumping; printed one-side, 12 tables, full page plates and prints, exemplar pages from the incunabula period, 1475-98 AD; woodcut engravings, some color highlighting; Part I, Collection of Incunabula Czechoslovakian prints; spine, chipping; some separation starts between leather and cloth overlap; else very good; TEXT IN ANTIQUE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN.
Newton, MA: Crofton Publishing Corporation, 1974. Set of three approx. 6.25" x 9.25" VG dark denim blue hardcovers with gilt lettering. VOL. I: A, B, C OF RELIGION to GREATEST CONCERN IN THE WORLD; VOL. II: HADES LOOK'D INTO to RETIRED CHRISTIAN; VOL. III: RETURN OF SEVERAL MINISTERS to ZELOTES. All three volumes show rubbing to corners and spine ends of boards with interiors clean and tight throughout. Price is for set.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1874. Large Octavo; G/no-DJ; Black spine with gold text; Boards have shelf wear such as rubbed edges & corners, age tone appearance, and scratched exterior; Text block is generally age toned with foxing on exterior edges and on first & last few pages; pp 832. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Amsterdam: Erasmus, 1949. first edition. folio in beige cloth with gold letters; VG; ex-library plate inside front cover; frontispiece and title page hand-colored by artist; text in large print clean with illustrations; 99 plates of drawings in black and white; paper slightly faded and clean; flaps discolored; in GERMAN; shelved under Books and Books.
East Aurora: The Society of the Philistines, 1909. Thick 16mo; G- condition hardcover; Volumes 30 & 31 in one bound book; Brown spine with black text on a beige block; Boards has slightly smudged & sunned exterior with small tear near tail spine edge, minor wear at edges and sturdy; Front pastedown is cracking slightly from spine at hinge; Text block has darkened along edges due to age with deckled fore edge and unmarked pages; pp 176.
East Aurora: The Society of the Philistines, 1910. Thick 16mo; G- condition hardcover; Brown spine with black text on beige block; Boards have slightly sunned spine & lightly smudged on exterior panels with moderate rubbing along edges and lightly bumped corners, otherwise sturdy; Front & rear end papers are cracking slightly from spine at title page & last page along hinges; Text block is has darkened due to age, otherwise pages are unmarked; pp 192.
London: Mansell, 1992. First Edition. Quarto: VG-/no-DJ hardcover: Blue spine with gold text: Boards have general shelfwear, slight bumping to corners, some dust staining, binding slightly shaken but still in good condition: Textblock exterior has staining and dust staining, pages clean and unmarked: 460 pp. [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].
Leipzig, Germany: State Academy of Graphic Arts and Applied Arts to Leipzig, 1935. Hardcover Imperial Octavo; G-; Book shows notable ware, foxing on front, back and spine, damp staining, especially pronounced stain on bottom front board, rubbing on corners, title card on spine is intact but chipping at edges, spine cocked; Text block age toned, some speckling on page beds and edges in front and back of text block, otherwise clean, text and illustration clear and legible; pp 140 (excluding illustrations) Higher shipping rates for items requested for expedited or international shipping as well as any items over 4 Lbs. Please contact shipping department for details.
Londres: Trubner & Co., 1861-1862. Octavo; Fair/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, torn away; Boards in brown paper without print, worn corners and edges, binding string exposed, stains and smudging; Text block contains nos. I-XII, not all issues have covers, pencil notation to cover of No. I, clean text; Text in French; 192, xiv pages, illustrated.
Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1902. Large Octavo; unpaginated; G/no-DJ; 3/4 bound brown leather spine with gilt text; marbled boards; boards have moderate rubbing to exterior; sunned spine; some rubbing to fore corners; sturdy boards; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; frontispiece with tissue guard; light foxing to frontispiece; exterior head edge; French text.
London, Great Britain: Holland Press Publisher, 1981. Numbered, Limited Edition, Facsimile Reproduction of the original 1939 edition. thick Qto. VG/VG. olive green DJ, densely titled with uppercase black characters for titling. the minimal edgewear is protected by a simple clear plastic sheath. dark forest green clothbound HB with maroon segments, with centered titling on each, with decorative bands and located near head and foot. olive green endpages. hand numbered # 109 of 500. tight binding, a solid copy, unmarred inside and out, condition above average overall. 718 pp. ISBN# 0900470984.
California: Fine Numismatic Books, 1984. Large Octavo; VG/VG-; Thin white parchment spine with spider web designs, no text. DJ has shelf wear, closed tears on spine tail and rear edge, open tears on corners; Boards are clean, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock is clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 68.
Paris: Pour la Societe des Bibliophiles francois, Librairie Giraud-Badin, 1962. Limited edition. Quarto; Limited edition, 167/455; G+; Paperback; Spine, cream without print; Cover is cream with red and black print, mild bump to lower spine corner, mild peripheral toning; Text block beginning to separate from cover at top and bottom of spine, clean text; Text in French; 15 pages + unnumbered leaves, illustrated (some color).
Andes: Woolmer Brotherson Ltd., 1976. Octavo; VG/VG-; Off-white spine with black text; Dustjacket age toned, DJ has small chips at both sides of spine head and a short closed tear at back cover's top right, otherwise DJ has light edge wear, front flap is clipped; Boards straight and strong, pastedowns lightly age toned, binding strong; Textblock lightly age toned, interior clean; 177 pp.; Inscribed by Howard Woolmer on front end paper.
Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1961. Small Quarto; pp 232; G/G-; Ivory spine with black text; dust jacket has heavy rubbing and soiling to edges, slight chipping to edges; cloth has slight wear to exterior and edges; text block has slight foxing to exterior edges, interior unmarked; inscribed by Philip Hofer, art historian;.