Paris: de Brunoff, 1922. Limited Edition, #258/325. Quarto, 194 pages; VG; bound in brown leather, patterned paper covered boards, fore edges full leather; spine has light brown label, triple-ruled gilt border, gilt lettering; mild rubbing and shelfwear, with small scratch along rear hinge; edges untrimmed; interior clean; limited edition, #258/325 signed by the editor, Mauric de Brunoff on limitation page; INSCRIBED on half-title by Svetloff, dated 11 Juillet 1931 to Lisa Gardiner. Lisa Gardiner was a former Anna Pavlova company dancer, who went on to found the Washington School of Ballet in 1944 with Mary Day.; shelved above case 2.
Amsterdam: Jean-Louis De Lorme, 1699. First French Edition. 12mo., , 249 pages; newly bound in 1/4 brown leather, brown cloth boards, paneled spine with green label and gilt lettering; title page has two stamps for a Cabinet De Lecture, or reading room; title page also has a pen scribble line underneath the word 'voyage,' not impacting any text; two sheets of contemporary blue paper bound in, presumably publisher's wraps; lacking engraved frontispiece; large folding map present, in excellent condition; consignment; shelved case 3.
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.
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.
Cairo, Egypt: Printed at Imperial Press, 1947. First Edition. 8vo., 183pp.; VG; in brown wraps, black lettering on spine, mild shelfwear; stapled binding; last page partialy torn along gutter due to the nature of binding; INSCRIBED on ffep by Beglar to Arthur E. Callahan, First Secretary (title) to the U.S. Iraqi Ambassador, dated 27.10.47 in Cairo; Beglar was the Secretary for the American Committee for the Independence of Armenia; incredibly scarce in any condition, let alone as a signed presentation copy; shelved case 2.
Moskva [Moscow]: Novocty, 1995. Octavos, 2 volumes; G/G; spines black with white lettering; dust jackets protected with mylar coverings, moderate chipping and rubbing; gutter in rear of volume 1 partially open; no edition statement; text in Russian; SIGNED flat on both title pages by Gorbachev; scarce signed; shelved case 5.
London: London Printing and Publishing, n.d. (1859). Quarto; xvi, (xii, index and list of illustrations), 546 pp. Leather spine and corners over cloth, with gilt spine decoration and lettering; all edges gilt. With vignette title-page, three partly-colored double-page maps, and many other steel engravings. Very good; some rubbing to spine; boards somewhat soiled; scattered foxing throughout; heavy foxing to title pages and endpapers. IR Consignment. Shelved in Case #9.
Lugduni Batavorum: Elzeviriana [Elzevier], 1630. First Edition. 32mo, 245 pages; VG; bound in contemporary vellum, vellum clean and in excellent condition, title written at top of spine; engraved title page; binding tight, 2nd ffep torn out, pages clean and free from marking, rear paste down has come loose revealing several pieces of a music manuscript used in binding; shelved case 3.
Leipzig: Ferdinand Hirt and Cohn, 1885. 2 octavos in cloth. Both VG-. Boards of both books slightly warped. Corners of boards bumped and frayed. Scuffing and stains of a white chalky nature on rear boards of both volumes. Marbled design on edge of textblock. These two books contains volumes 1,2,3. Some dents to the boards of both books. Numerous black and white illustrations throughout text. Black and white photo on frontispiece of first book. Bindings of both books are solid. 980pp total. Shelved in case 9. Spines are brown with silver text.
London: John Murray, 1864. First Edition. 8vo., 402pp.; VG; bound in green cloth, gilt lettering on spine; bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; general mild shelfwear and rubbing; 2 maps both in excellent condition; 11 plates, including the frontispiece with tissue guard, plus the vignette on the title page; mild age-toning; shelved case 9.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 228 pages; VG/VG; spine gray with red and blue lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$19.95'; text block clean; Inscribed on the ffep by Václav Havel, with his characteristic heart next to his name; shelved case 5.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1967. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 118 pages; VG/VG-; spine teal with yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.95'; some chipping to dust jacket, primarily to head and tail of spine, corners; faint remnants of a sticker to front flap; small amount of pencil writing to ffep; shelved case 9.
New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1935. First Edition. 8vo., 308pp.; VG-; spine black cloth with faded gilt lettering; mild shelfwear, including minor bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; gutter partially visible on half-title page; pencil markings on pages 31/32, rest of book clean; small bookstore sticker on front pastedown; ffep and rfep both have maps of the USSR; scarce; Fischer, a journalist, wrote this while working in the USSR as a reporter for The Nation, before his disillusionment with Communism; shelved case 9.
[Washington, D.C.]: [United States Department of State], Circa 1933. Typescript Copies. Folio; hundreds of pages of typescript copies of memoranda bound in an old black memoranda portfolio gathered at spine; contents are occasionally annotated and include 1) Russian governmental indebtedness to the Government of the United States; 2) Russian governmental indebtedness to American citizens; 3) Private American claims against Soviet Russia; 4) Question of Communist propaganda; 5) Treaty rights essential to the welfare and protection of American nationals in Russia; 6) Russian Government property in the United States; 7) Annual imports of Russian origin; 8) Statements by Litvinov. [Shelved 12 Folio].
Staunton, VA: The McClure Company, 1925. First edition; signed. Small quarto in burgundy hardcovers with gold letters and gilt; VG; moderate shelf wear and soiling; paper age-toned; text clean in large print; pp. 230; signature and dedication on ffep; previous owner's signature inside front cover; centerfold photographs and frontispiece; shelved in Case # 9.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1985. First Edition, Second Printing. Quarto, 788 pages, VG-/VG-; dj, white spine, black lettering: mild overall wear to dj, occasional small closed tears to edges of covers, approximately 1" tear to top corner of back cover, mild rubbing to back cover along hinge, "45.00" to front flap; quarter-bound, navy blue cloth spine, orange cloth boards, dull gold lettering to spine: very mild overall wear to boards, small open tear to cloth to top edge of back board; mild age-toning to text-block; light age-toning to margins of interior, text and graphics unaffected; INSCRIBED by Kostof to half-title page; shelved Front Table.
London: Wishart & Co., 1932. First Edition. The aim of this book was to bring to the notice of British public opinion the menace to the peace of Europe constituted by secret military relations between the German and Soviet-Russian Governments. The most intensive period of Soviet military collaboration with Weimar Germany was 1930–1932. Alongside the Soviet Union's military and economic assistance, there was also political backing for Germany's military aspirations. Most of the documents pertaining to secret German-Soviet military cooperation were systematically destroyed in Germany, but some documents were recovered after world war two. This scarce book from the early pre-war years reveals how much was known at the time. Hardcover, 230 pages. 10mo., 230pp.; VG/none; bound in black cloth with red lettering on spine; lacking dust jacket; mild wear to corners, head and tail of spine; slight age-toning to pages; interior clean; extremely scarce; shelved case 9.
Pristina, Kosovo: Zëri, 1999. First Edition. Thin octavo paperback, 192 pages, VG-; gray paper covers, small black lettering to spine: mild overall wear to covers, mild cocking/creasing to spine, binding strong; covers protected by plastic covering; INSCRIBED by Ramush Haradinaj, prime minister of Kosovo and former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA/UÇK); shelved _.
Leningrad: Aurora Art Publishers, 1983. Second Edition. 4to., 318 pp., VG-/G+; dustjacket, orange and black pictorial spine and covers with white lettering; chipping and tearing to head and tail of spine, and to edges and corners of dust jacket; parts of dust jacket missing to head and tail of spine, and to middle of fore-edge of back cover; tear towards bottom corner of back cover; dust jacket protected by mylar; hardcover, golden brown cloth-covered spine and boards, with gold lettering to spine, brown and black pictorial endpapers; imprint of title to top half of front board; bumping to head of spine; cocking to spine; staining (likely water damage) to head of spine and to bottom edge of front board; slight rubbing to top corner of fore-edge of text-block; age-toning to margins; shelved Window or Front Table.
Harrisburg, PA: Military Service Publishing Co., 1939. (First). 8vo in cloth. VG+/G. Binding strong, interior clean w/minor edgewear on boards, soiled top & fore- textblock edges; light chemical staining on endpapers. Dj chipped 1/4" deep across head of spine, appr. 3/4" deep at tail of spine; top corners & fore-edge tails chipped; spine-edges heavily rubbed. Other wear, esp. at top dj edges; dj stained. Dj spine is pictorial in grey or dark brown, & white, w/white title text. 302pp. [Shelved in Locked cases above art books, toward leather books].
Moscow: n. publ. 2001. First Edition. Quarto; pp 118; G/no-DJ; black spine with white text; cloth has slight wear to exterior; sticker residue to lower spine; some scratches to rear; minor wear to corners; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; profusely illustrated; interior clean; arts - Russian.
Munich, Germany: Drei Masken Verlag, 1925. First Edition. Octavo hardcover in Good condition only. TEXT IN GERMAN. Ex-libris, previous owner's bookplate and name on front endpapers. Heavy foxing to edges of text block, and moderate foxing to endpapers and periphery of pages. Binding shakes but holds together. Moderate shelf wear & bumping. General soiling to cover. Bowing to front and rear boards. B&W photographic illustrations. All else is good. - [Transferred from Dupont to Rockville 6/20/2016].
Claremont, California: The Key Books Publishers, Inc., 1930. First Edition. 9vo., 186pp.; VG/Poor; spine tan with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, numerous flaws and tears. Dust jacket broken into four pieces, with each flap separated and a tear through the spine. The entire lower half of the spine is missing, as well as the head. Text on spine and front cover unaffected. All edges show chipping and wear; age-toning to pages; INSCRIBED by Dederich Navall on the ffep, dated '5-7, 1945.', SIGNED on title page as both Dirk Gora and Dederich Navall; a novel in the form of a diary concerning Dutch immigrants to Russia and the Ukraine during the Russian Revolution; scarce, especially with dust jacket in any condition and signed; shelved under front counter.
Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1981. Second, revised edition. Octavo; pp 707; VG/VG-; Red spine with white and black text; dust jacket has slight rubbing to exterior, light sunning to spine, minor wear to edges; cloth has slight wear to edges; text block shows only slight wear to exterior edges, text pages unmarked;.
Moscow, Russia: Gosudarstvennaja Tretjakovskaja Galereja (The State Tretyakov Gallery), 2008. Hardcover Imperial Octavo; VG; Boards clean with minimal shelf ware: Text block clean, text and illustration legible and clear; pp 206. Extra shipping required for items requested for expedited/international shipping or for any items over 4 Lbs.
London: C. W. Beaumont, 1930. First Edition. Octavo, 140 pages, G+/no DJ; black cloth boards, gold lettering and illustration: boards age-toned dark brown, mild overall wear, boards cocked, starting hinge to boards (backing visible), binding sturdy; chipping to head and tail, bumping to corners; faded marbled top, deckled fore- and bottom-edges, age-toning/wear to text-block; mild age-toning to interior, text occasionally faded yet clear and legible, some illustrations affected yet clear; ex-libris bookplate to front paste-down; shelved Case 10.
Washington, D.C. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1965. Large Octavo; pp 614; G/paperback; peach spine with black handwritten text; volume 2, this volume only; covers show moderate sunning to exterior, mostly to spine, slight wear to exterior, slight toning to exterior edges; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean.
Washington, D.C: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1965. Large Octavo; pp 509; G/paperback; peach spine with black handwritten text; volume 3, this volume only; covers show moderate sunning to exterior, mostly to spine, slight wear to exterior, slight toning to exterior edges; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean.
Hounslow, London, UK: Ebeling, 1976. First UK Edition. Folio, 136 pages, VG-/VG-; DJ, off-white (age-toned) spine, black and red lettering: rubbing/creasing to edges of covers, mild material loss to corners, slight water damage to head, covers protected by mylar; red cloth boards, bright gold lettering to spine and front board: rubbing/mild fraying with slight material loss to bottom edges of boards; spine cracked to middle of volume (baking slightly visible), casing somewhat loose, front board somewhat shaken, binding sturdy; mild age-toning to text-block; very light age-toning to margins of interior; numerous black-and-white and full-color graphics/plates to interior; frontispiece; shelved Front Table or Window.
Mockba [Moscow]: РЕДАКЦИОННО-ИЗДАТЕЛЬСКИЙ ЦЕНТР [Editorial Publishing Center], 1994. First Edition. 4to., 200 pp., VG/VG-; silver and black pictorial DJ with blue lettering; mild wear to covers, mostly rubbing to edges and corners, slight chipping to head of spine; navy blue paper boards, gold lettering to spine and front board; cocking to spine, shelf lean, buckling to text-block, binding strong; interior contains numerous full-color/black-and-white photographs; text in Russian, with a one-page summary of the volume in English to p. 199, "the first monographic publication on the history of Russian award weapons"; housed in cardboard slipcase; shelved Weapons.
New York: Rizzoli, 1986. First U.S. Edition. 4to., 248 pp., VG-/VG-; DJ, black spine, thin white lettering: mild wear to DJ, light age-toning to margins of covers, creasing to top of hinge, very mild water staining to bottom margin of back cover near ISBN, covers protected by mylar; tan cloth boards, gold lettering: very mild bumping to corners, mild water staining to tail and bottom right-hand corner of back board at hinge; interior clean, with numerous photographic plates; shelved Front Table.
New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1993. First Edition, First Printing. Folio, 256 pages, VG-/VG-; white DJ, black lettering: light age-toning to spine and margins of covers; mild wear/creasing to covers, particularly to head, tail, and corners; small closed tear to bottom edge of front cover; creasing at hinges of covers; "$65.00 / U.S.A." to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; black cloth boards, white lettering to spine: mild wear to boards; mild bumping to head, tail, and corners; mild wear/light age-toning to text-block; mild occasional imperfections to interior, text and graphics unaffected; replete with black-and-white and full-color graphics, including gloss photographic plates; shelved Front Table.
New York: The Association of Bukovinian Ukrainians, 1970. Ex library, Library of Congress; Octavo; VG/no dust jacket; Maroon spine with white text (call number); Some light spot stains on boards, call number at tail of spine, undamaged; Light dust stains along edge of text block, light foxing on end-papers, library stamp on rear end-paper, sticker from binder on rear paste-down, library stamp on page 200, errata insert at page 200, text is clean and undamaged; 200pp. Shelve in upstairs area, on shelf perpendicular to copier.
Hartford: Andruss and Star, 1815. Early reprint. Two volumes in octavo. Fair. Two volumes on a related subjects in identical bindings. The book by LaBaume is missing its title page. Worn leather covers and spines exhibit significant rubbing. Volume 1 missing part of leather along the head of its backstrip. Hinges of both volumes loose. Owner markings to front and rear end paper and pastedown of both volumes. Binding fair to good for both volumes. Text block solid, but hinges are loose. Some stains to the pages of both volumes. We are including the book by LaBaume with the book by Porter as part of a matched set. Volume 1 is 400pp. Volume 2 is to 354pp.
Seoul, South Korea: National Folk Museum of Korea, 2006. First Edition. Oblong octavo, 346 pages, VG-; dark gray faux-pressed paper boards, black and bright silver lettering: mild bumping to corners; mild wear to text-block, scuffing to bottom edge; interior clean, replete with photographs and other graphics; text in Korean, German, and English; complete copyright information in Korean, some copyright information also in German; fraying to silk ribbon; shelved Front Table.
Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1843. German edition. Octavo; good+/none; brown [faded burgundy] spine with gilt lettering; ex libris, signature, Absolon; minor edge wear and bumping; text block, clean; age-toning; foxing; --v1, 548 pp.; --v2, 742 pp.; index; all edges and corners, chipping and wear; boards and spine, sunned; else very good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN SCRIPT.
New York: Grossman Publishers, 1969. First Printing, Quarto; VG-/Hardcover in slipcase; Dark brown case; Heavy shelf wear and age to slipcase, fraying along corners and edges, front of case detached from lower half of case, exposing cardboard underneath; Moderate to heavy age wear to all volumes, light creasing along spine, fading and rubbing to surfaces of panels, otherwise boards are strong and clean, Binding solid, [Vol I mis-bound front pages, loose at rear hinge and cover exposing some webbing], all volumes have ivory toned pages; Text block clean Vol I - Inferno - 281 pp Vol II - Purgatory - 291 pp Vol III - Paradise - 295 pp.
New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2007. Quarto; pp 181; VG/VG; red spine with white text; dust jacket show minimal shelf wear to exterior; minor bumping to edges; cloth is clean; strong boards; text block has minimal wear to exterior edges; interior clean; Russian text; arts - American; shelved in American Art.
Moscow: Glav. uprav. geodezii i kartografii pri Sovete Ministrov SSSR, 1959. Three volume ephemera edition. Three volumes, quarto, each volume a staple-bound individual gathering. Each volume good with no dust jacket. Notable age-toning to wrappers. For each volume, owner markings in Russian to top corner of front wrapper. Color prints of each volume generally clean and free of markings, though each volume exhibits some age-toning. Volume 1 to 16pp, volume 2 to 12pp, volume 3 to 21pp. Text of the maps for each volume in Russian. Shelved in ephemera box F.
Athens: An Army History Directorate Publication, 2003. Octavo; VG-/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, green with black print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright; Boards in green cloth with gold print, clean, shaken binding; Textblock clean throughout; "Represents a translation based on the second Greek edition, published in 1998"; xxx, 443 pages, illustrated, including folded leaves of color plates (maps).
London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1931. First Edition. Octavo; pp 356; G+/no-DJ; dark brown spine with gilt text; cloth has moderate wear to exterior, slight scratches to spine, few spots to boards; text block has some foxing to exterior edges, light toning toward edges of some pages; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; slight cracking to front gutter; map at rear pastedown.
Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Russia: ХУДОЖНИК РСФСР ЛЕНИНГРАД (Artist of the RSFSR) LENINGRAD, 1972. Hardcover Small Imperial Octavo; VG/VG; DJ is age toned with general shelf ware, rubbing on corners and covers, damp staining and pronounced sunning on spine, closed tear on foot edge of front cover near bottom right corner; Text block lightly age toned but clean, text and illustration clear and legible, mostly in Ukrainian, English book summary and index in back; pp 239.
Washington, D.C. Howard University Press, 1986. Octavo; pp 201; G/paperback; mustard yellow spine with white text; covers show slight rubbing to exterior; slight wear to edges; American Book Award Winner, 1988, sticker to front; light sunning to spine; text block has light wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; signed by author.
Beograd, Yugoslavia: Jugoslovenska Revija (Yugoslav Magazine), 1984. Hardcover Imperial Octavo; VG/VG-; DJ is clean with minor general shelf war. Light rubbing on corners; Spine cocked; Text block age toned. Small damp stain on head edge. Otherwise clean. Text and pictures legible and clear; pp 735. Additional shipping is needed for expedited / international orders. Book(s) too heavy/ large to ship via economy international shipping methods. For international/expedited orders, please inquire for rates.
Lanham, Boulder, New York, London: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2000. Large octavo; pp 263; G/G; white spine with brown text; dust jacket shows slight rubbing to exterior; light toning to rear; cloth has light wear to exterior; minor rubbing to corners; slight bowing to front board; faint damp stain to spine tail edge; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; slight underlining and margin markings throughout.
Prana: Nakladatelstvi Ceskoslovenske Akademie Ved, 1958. First Edition Thus. Octavo; 4 volumes in 3; full tan cloth; minor wear and soiling; top edges dust-soiled; few cracked hinges; contents toned; else very good; occasionally illustrated with black and white photographs and 13 folding or single-sheet maps at rear of first volume. [Spines; rust brown titles on tan cloth].