New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1965. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 144 pp., [50 pp.], VG-/VG-; white and black lettering to tan spine, black-and-white photograph to front cover; fading to spine, lettering legible; shelfwear to covers, chipping with material loss to head of spine, slight superficial material loss to corners; price clipped; black cloth boards, gold lettering to spine; fading to spine (lettering slightly affected yet bright and legible); wear to boards, mild spotting with gray discoloration towards hinge of spine to front board; boards shaken/cocked, no shelf lean, binding strong, casing somewhat loose, boards firmly attached to text-block; age-toning/wear to text-block, scattered foxing to top, slight foxing to fore-edge; starting hinge to back of copy between 2 unpaginated black-and-white photographic plates; recto of bfep stuck to verso of last photographic plate to top margin of leaves at gutter; very occasional mild foxing to interior, text clear and legible; "First Printing, 1965" stated to copyright page; contains unpaginated section of photographs courtesy of Sports Magazine to back of volume; INSCRIPTION to title page reads "For Don Loos / with every best wish and memories of shooting baskets together years ago / John McPhee / December 1, 1965"; LP consignment; shelved Case 5, Dupont.
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New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1959. First Edition, Fourth Printing. 8vo., 256 pages; VG-/VG' spine red and blue with white and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; page 14/15 have slight staining, presumably from a newspaper being laid in; small split to binding on page 30/31; dust jacket has some mild chipping and wear; copyright page and front flap both read forth printing; INSCRIBED on ffep by Rickover, dated 1 March 1959, "with appreciation for all the help you have given the naval nuclear propulsion program"; Admiral Hyman G. Rickover was the director of Naval Reactors for the US Navy and directed the original development of naval nuclear propulsion. His career lasted 63 years of active duty, ending as a four-star admiral, and was the longest-serving naval officer and the longest serving member of the U.S armed forces in history; shelved case 1.
Boston: Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, 1795. Sixth Edition. small 8vo., 239 pages; G+; newly rebound in 1/4 brown leather, black label on spine with gilt lettering, gray cloth boards; pages have moderate wear, including foxing, slight waviness; small bookworm mark to lower rear corner of text block; small closed tear on title page, repaired with tape; shelved case 3.
Edinburgh: Printed for Robert Ogle, 1841-1842. First Edition. Three thick quartos; cxxii, 492 pp; xi, 516 pp; xii, 627 pp + errata page. Original publisher's purple cloth; spines faded brown; largely chipped and worn at spine ends and corners; spine volume three shows 1/3 torn detachment re-glued; hinges a bit tender; mild foxing to prelims; contents else very good throughout. [Faded gilt titles on chipped brown cloth].
Oxford; London: Francis Macpherson; Chapman and Hall, 1848. Octavo; pp 55; Fair; 3/4 bound burgundy spine with gilt text; no jacket; rebound in contemporary Morocco; some rubbing to joints; chips to corners; front lightly stained; sturdy planks; modest rubbing to edges; text block has age toning to exterior edges; light pencil; slight moisture staining toward head edges; dark staining to corners, as is;.
New York: New York University Press, 1969. Octavo; VG-/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with white print; DJ in mylar, slight edgewear, vendor label on front; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block has blue-tinted top edge, clean and tight; xviii, 658 pages, illustrated (b&w plates).
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1968. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 142 pages; VG/VG-; spine black with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$4.50', mild chipping to head and tail of spine, corners; Inscribed on ffep by Hutchins; Hutchins signature is scarce; shelved case 10.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1972. First Book Club Edition. 8vo., 288 pp., VG/VG-; white DJ, tan and blue lettering to spine; general wear/mild age-toning to covers, "CONROY" in tan lettering to spine faded yet legible; chipping and closed tears to head and tail of spine; chipping with slight material loss to corners, creasing to fore-edges of covers; "Book Club Edition" stated to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; red cloth boards, white lettering to spine; bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine; mild wear to boards; age-toning/scattered foxing to text-block, beveled fore-edge; shelved Case 13.
Crukshank: Philadephia, 1793. First American Edition. Duodecimo; 192pp; full old calf leather with spine fully rebacked in workmanlike fashion; old wear remains; top corners largely showing; text block lacks endpapers; numerous contemporary ink names and later pencil scribbles on pastedowns and verso of frontis engraving with evident bleed-through; text block toned and occasionally soiled; folding table between pp130-131 torn halfway down the folding crease with the external half missing; contents else generally good. [Spine; plain and worn brown leather no titles]. [Note: A. S. Con Alex P.L.].
München [Munich]: Ernst Reinhardt, 1933. Octavo, 183 pages; Fair; bound in original orange wrappers, black lettering on spine; covers separated from textblock; gatherings disbound; some waviness to pages, no writing; publisher's tipped in slip on ffep; chipping to head and tail of spine, cracking and discoloration to spine; moderate rubbing to covers, two small pieces of paper adhering to front cover;.
Paris: Chez Crapart, Caille et Ravier, 1802. 16mo; Fair/no-DJ; 1/4 bound brown leather binding with gilt text; rare edition; 5 volumes; boards have heavy wear to exterior; rubbed edges; textured exterior to boards; some cracking to spine exteriors; moderate wear to edges; text blocks marbled; frontispiece; cracking to gutters; previous owner's name in light pencil to title pages; illustrated; previous bookshop's label to front pastedown of vol. 1; interiors clean; French text.
Silver Spring, MD: Roman Publications, 1987. First Edition. Large Octavo; pp 541; VG-; red spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth show some rubbing to exterior; strong boards; text block exterior edges mildly toned; remainder mark to exterior tail edge; interior clean; profusely illustrated; inscribed by author; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013. First Edition, Third Printing. Octavo, 306 pages, VG-/VG-; dark green pictorial DJ, light yellow and white lettering: very mild overall wear to DJ, wear/closed tearing to bottom corner of front cover, "U.S. $25.00 / Can. $28.99" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; quarter-bound, dark green cloth spine, dark green paper boards, bright gold lettering to spine: mild bumping/small circular dent to bottom corner of front board, light age-toning to text-block, small black scuff mark to top; mild aged-paste staining to gutters of endpapers; interior clean, slight closed tearing to fore-edge of pages 306-307 and last unnumbered blank page; INSCRIBED by Shyamalan to title page; shelved Film.
London: Edward Harding, 1803. First Edition. Octavo; G+/No jacket; Brown leather spine with gilt lettering; Tearing along the spine at the hinge, some fraying at the corners and general edge wear; Foxing and spotting to the text block, especially near the edges; Toning to the pages; No other marking; 341 pages; SHELVED: under front counter or front case.
New York: Burt Franklin, 1967. Third Edition. Four volume set; large octavo; VG/no-DJs; Vols. I-III black spines with gold text, Vol. IV maroon spine with gold text; covers have rubbing, edgewear, ex library stickers on spines, Vols. I-III have tape residue at spine heads, Vol. IV spine is shaken and cocked; textblocks have edgewear, ex library labels on pastedowns, blind stamps on title pages of Vols. I-III, Vol. IV has ex library stamps on edges and title page, peeling on back endpaper, webbing starting to show at hinges of pastedowns, Vol. III has small black smudges on back endpaper and pastedown, all text is clean; originally published in London between 1813 and 1820; Vol. IV is a facsimile of the London Edition of 1820 - The Sources of Science, No. 55 - reprinted by the Johnson Reprint Corporation.
New York: Ye Junior Class of Columbia College, 1888. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue without print; Boards in blue and white paper with mitred edges, edgewear, wear to corners and spine caps, smudging, creasing to hinges; Text block has dent to fore edge, slight spotting to endpapers, else clean; xxv, 106 pages, illustrated.
Columbia, SC: Palmetto Bookworks, 1991. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 600; G-/no-DJ; teal blue spine with gilt text; reprinted with some new material; cloth has slight wear to panels; ex-library sticker remnant to spine, as is; some wear to corners; gilt borders to front; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; some soiling to endpapers; frontispiece; some light ink inside; ex-library sticker to rear endpaper, as is;.
New York: W.W. Norton, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo 306 pages; VG-/VG; Spine is red with gold and white lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$19.95', has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; binding has rubbing on the gutter of the boards and wear along he bottom and top edges, with more intense rubbing and minor creasing on the spine; pages have minor discoloration due to dust build up; signed by the author on the half title page; shelved Literary Criticism.
New York: Junior Class, New York Univeristy, 1896. Octavo (oblong); G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, yellow without print; Boards in yellow cloth with violet and silver print, mitred edges, mild wear to corners and spine caps, smudging, soiling, shelfwear; Text block has shaken binding, clean text; 232 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Cambridge: Harvard University, 1958. Octavo; VG/G+; Brown spine with dark brown text; DJ has moderate edgewear, small closed tears on spine, 1" closed tear on upper fore edge, discoloration marks on front cover and around edges; Boards strong, moderate rubbing to spine/corners; Textblock clean; 221pp.
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. First Edition. 10mo; pp 242; VG/G+; gray spine with white text; scarce; dust jacket has mild tone to edges; clean exterior otherwise; cloth has clean to exterior; strong boards; text block edges show little wear; previous owner's name to ffep; illustrated;.
Hanover, NH: Ripley Publishing Compamny, 1947. First Edition. Booklet; pp 87; G-/paperback; beige spine with black text; dark green covers are slightly sunned; some wear to spine edges; minor wear to head and tail edges; text block shows some moisture staining to front pastedown; light pencil to ffep; slight age toning to exterior; interior lightly toned.
Boston: Carter, Hendee, and Co. and Hilliard, Gray, and Co., 1833. First Edition Thus. Small octavo; 276pp; bound in full burnished calf with black leather label gilt; binding moderately worn; leather peeling at joints; front endpaper and few prelims chipped and worn; contents moderately toned and foxed; else very good. [Spine; gilt title on black label on worn calf leather].
Philadelphia: S.A. George & Co., 1879. Large Octavo; Fair/no-DJ; 1/4 bound navy spine with gilt text; 2 volumes: vol. 1, pp 595; vol. 2, pp 600; red boards show heavy edge wear; some scruffing wear to exteriors; slight chips to spine edges; strong boards; text blocks have tops edges gilt; deckled fore and tail edges; frontispieces with tissue guards; interiors lightly toned; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedowns; slight age toning to exterior edges; some pages toward front loosed but present;.
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999. Large Thick Octavo; pp 742; VG-/no-DJ; blue spine with gilt text; full title; A Case Study in University Transformation: Positioning The University of Michigan for the New Millennium; cloth has some rubbing wear to exterior; moderate rubbing wear to edges; strong boards; text block shows light soiling to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated; inscribed by author; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
n.p. The Commercial Press, 2004. Large Octavo; pp 2176; Good+; black spine with red and white text; no jacket; cloth shows several scratches to exterior; strong boards; text block has mild wear to exterior edges; interior clean; small red stamped character to last page; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1984. Second Edition. Thick Octavo; pp 1176; G/G; green spine with yellow text; dust jacket shows some slight wear to exterior; milf toning to flaps; cloth has slight discoloration to exterior; sturdy boards; text block has mild soiling to exterior edges; previous owner's name to ffep; interior clean; illustrated; good binding;.
New York: Golden Press, 1969,1970. Mixed Editions. Large Octavo; Good; yellow spines with red text; 16 volumes; no jackets; cloths show modest wear to exteriors; some rubbing wear to corners; lightly sunned spines; boards slightly splayed; text blocks have slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interiors clean; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, 1923. Large Octavo; pp 759; G-; brown spine with gilt text; no jacket; pebbled textured cloth shows mild rubbing to exterior; embossed borders to panels; embosed illustration to front; minor frays to spine edges; some fraying to front gutter; strong boards; strong boards; text block has slight shelf wear to exterior edges; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; slight writing to ffep; small chip to tail edge of title page; frontispiece; illustrated; interior clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1906. First Edition. Octavo; G/No jacket (as issued) hardcover; Blue spine with brown lettering; Boards have significant wear at all edges, and at the spine, corners and spine edges are beginning to fray; Binding is loose, some cracking at the gutters though all pages are bound; Text block is age toned and has a few instances of underlining; 391 pages.
Winston-Salem: Hunter Publishing Company, 1967. Small Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; Orange spine with black text; Cloths are slightly sunned on spine and light wear on exterior & at corners, overall clean with strong panels; Text block has age toned moderately with unmarked pages and good binding; pp 323. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
London: Bradbury, Evans, & Co., 1869. Octavo; pp 437; G+/-no-DJ; Dark yellow spine without text; Cloth has slight wear and light soiling to exterior, minor rubbing to edges and corners; Text block has slight toning to exterior edges, light pencil to front pastedown and first few page, some foxing to first and last few pages, light adhesive residue to front pastedown, light foxing throughout text; uncut pages;.
Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1954. Second Edition. Octavo; pp 239; G/G-; light beige spine with grayish brown text; dust jacket has modest sunning to spine; some edge with minor chips; cloth shows slight toning to edges; mild wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; previous owner's bookplate to ffep; illustrated; interior clean; tight binding;.
New York: Henry Holt and Company. Small Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Dark blue spine with gilt text; Cloth has slightly sunned spine with light wear on panels and slightly rubbed corners and edges with otherwise strong & sturdy planks; Text block has slight shelf wear with light toning due to age and handling with slight cracking at pp 96-97 at binding, however pages are unmarked; previous owner's name written on front pastedown; pp 349.
Washington, D.C. St. Albans School, 2010. Quarto; VG/VG; Hardcover with dust jacket; Brown pictorial spine with white text; Boards are clean and sturdy; Text block is clean; 464p. Oversized book.Additional shipping and handling needed for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping may not be available. Contact seller for details.
New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1992. Octavo; G+/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with faded print; DJ has slight edgewear, toning to spine and front spine edge, else clean and bright; Boards in red cloth with black print, light bump to top corners, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Inscribed in ink to Irving Kristol and Gertrude Himmelfarb by author on the front flyleaf; viii, 216 pages.