Barcelona: Centre Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, 2002. Quarto; G+ Paperback; Gray spine with White text; Covers have some edgewear, some shelfwear, small open tear along tail edge of spine; Textblock clean; 191 pp [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
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New York: Sheldon and Company, 1872. First Thus. Octavo, 864 pages; VG-; three-quarter calf binding, boards in blue and brown marbled paper; spine with black label with gilt lettering; some shelf wear and soiling; all leather scuffed, with leather rust; corners bumped; mild wear to crown and tail of spine; decorative brown speckling to all edges of textblock; pages clean; NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Case #5.
New York: Samuel Hueston, 1854. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 505 pages; VG-; contemporary full calf binding, with extensive gold tooled design; spine paneled, with gilt lettering and design; mild shelf wear and soiling; corners bumped; mild wear to crown and tail of spine; all edges gilt; mild age-toning to textblock; contains black and white engraved illustrations; pages clean; shelved Front Case.
New York: George Braziller, 1962. First Edition. Octavo; 235 pages; G+/G;Gray spine with Blue and black text; Dustjacket protected by mylar covering, small closed tear along head edge of front cover, chipping along corners and spine edges, foxing to interior flaps; Boards strong, slight bumping to bottom corner of front cover; Textblock has foxing to some pages and along fore edge; RWO.
New York: Russell & Russell, 1968. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; navy spine with gold text; cover has slight edgewear, ex library sticker on spine, binding is strong; textblock has ex library stamps on edges, pastedowns and endpapers, peeling on front endpaper, sticker on front pastedown, otherwise clean; pp 516; first published in 1892. NOTE: Shelved in Room X, Case #8.
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1926. Octavo; VG-; burgundy spines with gilt text; 2 volumes; no jackets; cloth exteriors shows few smudges; lightly sunned spines; good, solid bindings; text block head edges gilt; other edges have slightly age toned; frontispiece; interiors clean; frontispiece to each volume; illustrated; pp 932; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984. First Edition. Octavo; pp 377; G/G-; gray/black pictorial spine with black and green text; dust jacket shows slight toning toward exterior edges and flaps; some rubbing wear to edges; cloth has lightly sunned edges; sturdy boards; text block has mild wear to exterior edges; front end paper too long, as is; interior clean;.
Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1980. Octavo; VG-/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with gold print; DJ has light edgewear, small tear to rear top edge, light shelfwear; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight but for name in ink on front flyleaf; xi, 194 pages.
New York: Roy Publishers, 1957. Octavo, 240 pages. In Very Good minus condition with a Good dust jacket. Pictorial blue and red spine with off-white lettering. Rear has slight age toning and minor, tiny chips to edges. Boards have light wear to edges. Text block edges have slight age toning. Scarce in this edition.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. First Edition. Octavo, 770 pages; VG/G+; spine black and gray, with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and scuffing; mild wear to upper edge of dust jacket; mild wear to head and tail of jacket; price uncut '$35.00'; previous owner's name at front free end paper; inscribed by Bailey at title page; pages clean; shelved Lit Crit/Bio.
London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees ... [et al.], 1812. Octavo; Vol. III only; Poor+; Hardcover; Spine, cream cardboard with title in black ink; Boards missing, text block housed in cream portfolio; Text block has worn leather spine, foxing to endpapers, light amount of foxing within, binding tight, clean text in 2 columns per page; 478 pages.
New York: The Dial Press, 1972. Octavo; G+/G; black spine with white text; dust jacket exterior shows modest wear; few grayish streaks to front; few chips to edges; cloth exterior has light wear; one or two tiny brownish spots to exterior; slight edge wear; good, solid binding; straight boards; textblock exterior head edge has slight foxing; other edges have only light wear; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; rear endpaper adhered to rear dj flap; tape mend to page 161; light marginalia to few pages inside; pp 197.
London: Rupert Hart-Davis Ltd, 1962. Octavo; VG-/G; purple/silver spine with white and black text; dust jacket has modest exterior wear; some rubbing wear to edges; cloth shows minimal exterior wear; strong, straight boards; text block exterior edges have slight toning; illustrated; mild offset to endpapers; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated; pp 284.
Columbia: University of Missouri Press. Mixed Editions. Octavo; G/G-; dark beige and yellow spines with dark blue text; 3 volumes: The Vanished World, pp 188, 1969 [ISBN 0826200966]; The World in Ripeness, pp 152, 1972 [ISBN 0826201261]; The Blossoming World, pp 181, 1971 [ISBN 0826201067]; dust jackets have modest soiling to exteriors; some sunning to spines; tape mend inside dj of The Blossoming World; cloths show soiling wear to exteriors; strong boards; text blocks have light wear to exterior edges; frontispiece to The World in Ripeness; interiors clean; illustrated; NOTE: Shelved in Room X, Case #5.1.
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1980. First Edition. Quarto; G+/G+ Hardcover w/ Dustjacket; Blue striped spine with Black and White text; Dustjacket has some edgewear, some shelfwear, small closed tear along head edge of front cover; Boards strong, some edgewear, slight shelfwear; Textblock has writing in pen on front endpaper, red stain on front endpaper, light brown stain along fore edge; 400 pp.
London: William Heinemann, 1920. First Edition. Octavo, 320 pages; VG/VG-; spine age-toned brown, with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling; small chips missing at corners of flap folds; three small closed tears to upper edge of jacket front; crown and tail of jacket spine missing; small tide line at upper right corner of jacket back; uncut pages throughout; pages clean; CX consignment; NOTE: Shelved in Room G.
London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1927. third impression. Large Octavo; G/no-DJ; Green spine with gilt text; 2 volumes; Cloths have moderately sunned exterior and some edge wear with sturdy panels otherwise; Text block shows slightly wear along exterior edges with light foxing due to age & handling with tight binding; previous owner's name on ffep of both volumes, slight writing on rear end paper of v. 1, slight cracking at hinge of v. 1 between end paper and pastedown; includes letters of Lucy Ogilvy; pp 791. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Case #5.
London: The Hogarth Press Ltd, 1973. Mixed Editions. Octavo; VG-/G; orange and blue spines with black text; reprint; 2 volumes; vol. I, 1882-1912, Virginia Stephen, pp 230, ISBN 0701202912, 1973; vol. II, Mrs Woolf, 1912-1941, pp 300, ISBN 0701203714, 1973; blue slipcase with pictorial paper label to front and rear; slipcase exterior has modest shelf wear; some rubbing to edges; dust jacket exteriors show slight wear due to handling; spines have sunned mildly; minor edge wear; cloth exteriors clean; good, intact bindings; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece to both volumes; interiors good; illustrated throughout to each volume.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. First American edition. Octavo; First American edition; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, brown and purple with white print; DJ has edgewear, light smudge to rear, else clean and bright; Boards quarter bound with brown cloth to spine, cream cloth to boards, stains on front and rear, mild wear to corners and spine caps, light shelfwear; Text block has purple-tinted top edge, clean and tight; xv, 386 pages, frontispiece (port.), illustrated (b&w).
Madrid: Instituto Provincial de Investigaciones y Estudios Toledanos, 1971. Octavo; G; Paperback; Spine, cream with green print; Cover has light edgewear, wear to corners, smudging/shelfwear on rear, light peripheral tanning; Text block clean and tight; Text in Spanish; 230 pages, illustrated (b&w).
London: The Athlone Press, University of London. Mixed Editions. Octavo; G/Fair; blue/beige spines with beige and black text; 3 volumes: vol. 1, pp 383, 1752-76, 1968, ISBN 048513201x; vol. 2, pp 542, 1777-80, 1968, ISBN 0485132028; vol. 3, pp 647, January 1781 to October 1788, 1971, ISBN 0485132036; dust jackets have some darkening to exteriors due to age; small chips to edges; price clipped front flap of vol. 3; bookplate to front pastedowns of vols. 1 and 2; small news clipping to front flap, vol. 1; cloths show very slight wear to exteriors; strong boards; text block has modest toning to exterior edges; frontispieces; some slight pencil inside; good bindings; additional shipping may be added to items due to weight.
Beverly Hills, CA: New Millennium Press, 2004. First U.S. Edition, First Printing. Octavo; pp 298; VG/VG; dark beige spine with multicolored text; dust jacket shows minimal wear to exterior; small sticker to front flap; mylar wraps; cloth clean; strong boards; text block clean; inscribed by author;.
Bernard Geis Associates, 1958. Octavo; 1st printing; G-/Fair; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white and tan with black and red print; Cover has edgewear with small tears at spine ends and flap corners, tears across top edge, creasing, shelfwear; Boards quarter bound with red cloth to spine and tan paper to boards, wear to spine caps and corners, else clean and strong; Text block has name in ink on half-title page, cracked front hinge, clean text; 256 pages, illustrated (b&w drawings).
Bangkok: Post Books, 2000. 16mo; VG/paperback; dark brown spine with white text; covers have mild exterior wear; light creases to spine; lightly rubbed edges; previous bookshop's small price sticker to rear; text block exterior edges show very mild wear; interior pages clean; illustrated; pp 232 NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Case #1.
New York: Alfred A.Knopf, 1922. Octavo; 2 volumes; G-; Hardcover; Spine, blue with tanned title label; Boards quarter bound with blue cloth to spine and blue paper to boards, wear to spine caps and hinges, worn, exposed corners, blemishes, mild shelfwear; Text blocks have name in ink on front flyleaf, cracked front hinges, v. 1 with moisture stain to front endpapers, else clean and tight; CONTENTS: Part One, 1888-1900 (xvi, 419 pages, frontispiece) — Part Two, 1900-1914 (484 pages, frontispiece). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
New York: Seaver Books, 1981. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; pp 250; G/G; black spine with white and red text; dust jacket has slight shelf wear to exterior; minor chips to corners; lightly sun darkened flaps; cloth shows slight sunning to exterior; strong boards; text block has very light foxing to exterior head edge; interior clean; frontispiece; illustrated; inscribed by Victor Bockris; NOTE: Shelved in Room X, Case #5.2.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1921. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 461; Good; navy spine with gilt text; no dust jacket; original publisher's cloth shows modest soiling wear to exterior; rubbed edges; lightly bumped fore corners; slightly cocked spine; spine shows some sun fading; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; deckled fore edge; interior lightly toned; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; frontispiece with tissue guard; illustrated; inscribed by author to ffep;.
Cambridge MA and London UK: The Council of East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1986. Octavo, xv, 431 pages. In Very Good condition with a Very Good minus dust jacket. Dust jacket protected with a mylar covering. Spine black and blue with white lettering. Slight shelf wear with minor rubbing wear to the edges. Boards have lightly rubbed edges. Text block has slight soiling wear to edges. Frontispiece. Illustrated.
London: John Murray, 1935. Octavo, 10 vols.; VG-; contemporary three-quarter bindings of brown leather, boards in marbled paper; bound by Root & Son, with their stamp at verso of second free end paper; spines with raised bands, gilt lettering and design in spine panels; mild shelf wear and scuffing; wear at joints; wear to spine crowns of vols. 5 and 8; upper edges gilt; marbled end papers; portrait and frontispieces offset; vol. 6 contains fold out facsimile letter; pages clean; shelved above Case 9 3/4.
New York: The Viking Press, 1936. First edition, Limited edition 787/790. Octavo, xviii, 435 pages. In Good minus condition with a Good minus slipcase. Slipcase in red paper with title label on rear panel, light soiling, blemishes on front panel. Spine is is red with paper title label. Boards quarter bound with red cloth to spine and red paper to boards. Light blemish to front top edge. Text block has deckle edges, spotting to edges and endpapers, uncut pages. Illustrated with b&w folded map and plates.
Boston: W. Andrews and L. Blake, 1807. First American from the fifth London edition. Octavo, Three volumes (22, 500 pages; 512 pages; 543 pages). In Good condition. Spines are brown with gold print on black banners. Boards in brown leather. Light wear to spine caps and corners, slight scuffing. Text blocks have red marbled edges, blue marbled endpapers. Name in pencil and ink on front endpapers, occasional light foxing. Illustrated: frontispiece portrait in first volume, folded facsimile of Johnson’s handwriting in third volume. NOTE: Shelved in Locked Annex Area.
Oxford, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1991. Octavo; VG-; dark blue spine with gilt text; no jacket; volume one only; cloth exterior shows slight smudges; mildly splayed boards; text block exterior edges slightly foxed; previous owner's embossed stamp to half title page; illustrated; interior good; tight binding; pp 807.
New York: The Columbia University Press, 1912. Octavo; Fair+; Hardcover; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, wear to spine caps and corners, else light shelfwear; Text block has gilt top edge, owner stamp on front flyleaf, cracked front hinge, else clean and tight; xi, 144 pages.
Philadelphia: Allen, Lane & Scott's Printing House, 1890. Octavo; G+; 1/2 bound deep red leather spine with gilt text; full title: Disraeli in Outline: Being a Biography of the Right Honourable Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, K.G., &c., and An Abridgment of His Novels; Containing Lists of Principal Characters, Plots, Remarkable Passages, Criticisms, &c., With Full Index; heavy, solid binding; probably rebound; beige cloth exterior has mild wear; one or two small brownish smudges to rear; dark stain to rear joint; staining also slightly toward lower spine; strong boards; textblock exterior edges have age toned somewhat; marbled endpapers; slight pencil inside ffep; repair to title page; interior pages mild toned; pp 394.
New York: E. P. Dutton, 1932. First Edition. Octavo, 315 pages; VG-; contemporary full blue cloth binding; spine with markedly rubbed gilt lettering; mild shelf wear and some soiling; corners slightly bumped; mild age-toning to upper and fore edges of boards; spine significantly soiled and age-toned; mild shredding to crown and tail of spine; previous owner literary critic Lionel Trilling's signature to front free endpaper; pages clean; CX consignment; shelved Case 5.
London: Oxford University Press, 1958. Reprint Edition. Octavo; VG-; hardcover; bound in blue cloth, gilt lettering; boards strong, very minor bowing, general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, light soiling on front end paper; text block gutter occasionally visible, occasional penciling throughout, very occasional light soiling; xvi, 528pp.
London: George Bell and Sons, 1891. Octavo; 4 volumes; G; Ex-library; Hardcover; Spine, brown with gold print, library call number at bottom; Boards in brown cloth, wear to spine caps and corners, slightly cocked spines, bump to fore edge of v. 4, else mild shelfwear; Text blocks have library bookplate on front pastedown, library labels on rear pastedown, call number on title page verso, else clean and tight unless otherwise noted below, frontispiece in each volume, illustrated (b&w plates); CONTENTS: Vol. I. 1778-1784 (xxii, 586 pages) — Vol. II. 1785-1788 (601 pages) — Vol. III. 1788-1796 (592 pages) — Vol. IV. 1797-1840 (cracked rear hinge, creased rear endpapers; 486 pages). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates]. NOTE: Shelved in Room X, among the overstock 15's, atop one of the bookcases.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972. Octavo; G/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, cream with black print; DJ has light edgewear, toning to spine, else clean and bright; Boards in blue cloth, clean and strong; Text block has name in ink on front flyleaf, penciled notation on rear flyleaf, else clean and tight; 531 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates). NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Case #5.
Harrisonburg VA: RR Donnelly & Sons Company, 2007. Octavo; VG-/VG-; brown spine with off-white text; dust jacket exterior shows slight wear; lightly sunned spine; cloth has minimal exterior wear; mildly splayed boards; text block exterior edges have very light wear; interior clean; illustrated; pp 154; inscribed by author.
London and New York: Hambledon and London, 2002. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; white pictorial spine with red and black text; first edition; dust jacket protected in mylar covering; jacket itself shows very mild wear; cloth exterior shows minimal wear; tight binding; textblock exterior edges show light wear; previous owner's information to ffep; frontispiece with slight offsetting to facing page; interior clean; illustrated; pp 283.