New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1984-1992. Octavo; 5 volumes in slipcase; G; Paperback; Spine, white with black print; Slipcase in black paper without print, bump to top corner, else clean and strong; Covers are clean and bright; CONTENTS: Vol. 4. Approaches to Teaching Beowulf / edited by Jess B. Bessinger, Jr. and Robert F. Yeager (1984, ISBN 0873524829) xvii, 214 pages (name in ink inside front cover, else clean and tight) — Vol. 9. Approaches to Teaching Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Edited by Miriam Youngerman Miller and Jane Chance (1986, ISBN 0873524926) xii, 256 pages (clean and tight) — Vol. 29. Approaches to Teaching Medieval English Drama / edited by Richard Emmerson (1990, ISBN 0873525329) xvii, 182 pages (clean and tight) — Vol. 40. Approaches to Teaching the Arthurian Tradition / edited by Maureen Fries and Jeanie Watson (1992, ISBN 087352702X) xi, 195 pages (clean and tight) — A Modern Reader’s Guide to Dante’s Inferno / Rodney J. Payton (American University Studies. Series II: Romance Languages and Literature, Vol. 191) (Peter Lang : New York, 1998, ISBN 0820418277) xii, 264 pages (name in ink inside front cover, else clean and tight).
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New York; Boston: Eastburn, Kirk & Co.; Wells and Lilly, 1813 - 1821. First American Editions. Octavos, Twenty-Six Volumes [Non-Consecutive]; G; Full tree-calf with black spine labels and gilt lettering; Boards show moderate wear and edges, light bumping and chipping to corners and head/tails of spine, and minor discoloration to boards on several volumes; Textblocks have light age-toning overall, with faint uneven foxing; RWO-LC. 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: 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.
Princeton: Friends of the Library, 1951. Octavo; G; Paperback; Spine, green without print; Cover is green with black print, peripheral tanning, oversized for text block and so some chipping at edges, small tear at top of spine, small tear to rear fore edge; Text block has slight age-toning to paper; Includes essay: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Its Origin and Its Author, by Warren Weaver; 46 pages, illustrated (b&w) NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Case #2 - New Ephemera Box #4.
n. d. n. publ. 1993. Booklet; pp ; G/paperback; beige covers show slight soiling to exterior, mostly toward edges; minor wear to edges; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; inscription to previous owner to front pastedown; slight smudges toward head edge, small stain to spine toward head edge; otherwise interior clean NOTE: Shelved in Locked Annex Area, Oversized Ephemera Case.
New York: Twice A Year, 1938. Number One, Fall-Winter 1938. Octavo, 235 pages; VG-; softcover; spine age toned gray, with gray lettering; some shelf wear and soiling; wear to crown and tail of spine; contains four black and white photographs by Alfred Stieglitz; pages clean; NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in wraparound bookcase next to 15's.
New York: King's Crown Press, Columbia University, 1955. First Edition. Octavo, xii, 207 pages. In Good plus condition. Spine light green with maroon lettering. Boards show moderate plus wear with slight spotting, mild wear to the edge and slightly cocked spine. Text block has slight age toning to the edges. Some foxing and light pencil marginalia interiorly. First Edition. Inscribed by the author.
Boston: D.B Updike, The Merrymount Press, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 152 pages. In Good plus condition. Spine is brown with gilt lettering. Boards show minor rubbing to head edge of front and back boards, minor bumping to fore edge corners, minor rubbing to spine. Pages partially uncut. Textblock shows gilted head edge, age toning to fore and tail edges. RWO Consignment.
Athens: The University of George Press, 1992. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG/VG; white and light brown spine, red and brown lettering; dust jacket has minor shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, sun toning on spine and head edges; boards strong, some edgewear, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, penciling on rear pastedown; text block slightly age toned, light soiling on head and fore edges; First Edition, First Printing; xxvi, 447pp.
New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 1969. Octavo; 2 volumes; ©1937, 1969 printing; G+; Hardcover; Spine, blue with gold print; In mylar sleeves; Boards in blue cloth, slight wear to spine caps, slight blemish on front of v. 2, else clean and strong; Text blocks have light spotting to top edge, bookplate on front pastedowns, name in pencil on front flyleaf (v. 2), else clean and tight; 2 vols. (xvii, 269 pages ; viii, 282 pages), illustrated (b&w plates).
Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1982. Octavo; VG-; hardcover; bound in red cloth, gilt lettering; boards strong, minor edgewear, soiling spot on front, indents on rear, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges; text block slightly age toned, penciling on pages 37 38 40 and 41, damp staining on exterior head and fore edges; ix, 415pp NOTE: Shelved in Room X, Case #7.
München: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1968. Octavo; Facsimile of edition published by Gaspar Stainhofer, Vienna, 1570; VG; Hardcover; Spine, grey with black print; Boards in grey cloth, clean and strong; Text block has slight spotting to fore edge, name in ink on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; Greek text divided into parts, each followed by a summary, translation and commentary in Italian; 385 pages.
London: Smith Elder and Co., 1877. First edition. Set of 11 small octavos and 1 larger octavo in brown leather with gold gilt and letters; VG; previous owner's signature on ffep; strong binding on all volumes; paper faded; edges dusty; occasional pages with a small closed cut or penciled underlining; larger volume on "the Study of Celtic Literature"; shelved above case 6; please contact us for shipping costs.
Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1971. Third Printing. Octavo; VG/VG-; blue spine with black and yellow text;third edition; exterior to jacket has minimal wear; minor edge wear; lightly toned flaps; cloth exterior clean; tight binding; straight boards; text block fore and tail edges clean; exterior head edge colored black; interior pages clean; pp 271.
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1956. First Edition. 10mo; VG-/G-; dark beige spine with purple text; first edition; dust jacket exterior shows sun aging toward edges, mostly to front; 1.5 inch closed chip to lower front edge; other minor chips to edges; distributor's sticker to front flap; price clipped rear flap; purple cloth exterior has mild wear; small whitish smudge to front; sturdy boards; text block exterior edges have modestly age toned; previous bookshop's small sticker to rear pastedown; interior pages have age toned slightly, mostly toward edges; illustrated; pp 207.
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: St. Martin's Press, 1968. First Printing. Thick Octavo; G+/G; dark beige/gray pictorial spine with black text; first printing; dust jacket exterior shows some soiling, due to handling; minor chips to edges; price clipped front flap; cloth exterior has mild wear; sturdy boards; tight binding; textblock exterior edges have some foxing; slight sticker remnant to front pastedown; light foxing to few pages; gift inscription to fep; frontispiece; light pencil to pp xi-xii; interior pages clean; pp 1008.
Houston & London: University of Texas Press, 1977. Octavo: VG-/no-DJ paperback: Sun faded light blue spine with white text: Covers have clean with general shelfwear, some chipping to corners, light bumping at head and tial of spine, binding solid: Textblock is clean: 324 pp. [Stock Image] NOTE: Shelved in Aisle 24 with older 15's.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1952. Octavo; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, black with white print; DJ in mylar, edgewear, small tears at spine ends and to front flap fold, wear to hinges; Boards in grey cloth with white print, mild wear to corners and spine caps; Text block endpapers have slight spotting, endpapers torn along hinges, clean text; Inscribed in ink by the author on the front flyleaf; xix, 322 pages. NOTE: Shelved in Room X, Case #5.1.
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1984. First University of Oklahoma Press Edition. Octavo; VG; black/tan spine with gilt text; this volume only; first University of Oklahoma Press edition; no jacket; cloth has minimal exterior wear; tightly bound; sturdy boards; text block has head edge gilt; exterior fore and tail edges have minimal wear; marbled endpapers; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated; pp 146.
New York: Barnes & Noble, 1960. Octavo; G Hardcover w/ G- Dustjacket; Off White and Dark Brown spine with White and Dark brown text; Dustjacket has some edgewear, some shelfwear, small closed tear along spine edges, closed tear along head edge of spine, closed tears along head edge of rear cover, small open tear at top corner of rear cover, browning to spine, staining on front cover; Boards strong, slight cocking to spine, some edgewear, some shelfwear, browning to both covers and spine; Textblock has staining to front and rear endpaper and pastedown, bending to top corners of pages 65-78; 404 pp.
Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1989. Octavo; VG; hardcover; bound in teal cloth, silver lettering; boards slightly bowed, glue on front cover, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, bumping on fore corners, stamps and glue mark on front end paper; text block has light soiling spot on half title page; 330pp NOTE: Shelved in Room X, Case #8.
n.p. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xii, 345 pages. In Very Good condition with a Very Good dust jacket. Spine black with white lettering. Small chip to rear fore edge with minimal rubbing wear to the edges. Illustrated. Inscribed by the author. First Edition, First Printing.
New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc., 1989. First US Edition. Octavo, xi, 190 pages. In Very Good condition with a Very Good dust jacket. Spine light yellow and white with black lettering. Extremely mild wear to the exterior. Text block has minimal age toning to the edges, light offsetting to end papers and lightly stamped price of previous bookshop's to front free end paper. Inscribed by the author. First US Edition.
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.
London: Longman, 1995. Octavo; G-/G; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, green with white print; DJ has mild edgewear, else clean and bright; Boards in black cloth with silver print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, slight shelfwear, slightly cocked spine; Text block has pen and pencil annotation throughout; xiii, 280 pages.
Pueblo CO: Passeggiata Press, 2000. Quarto, xiii, xviii, 251 pages. In Very Good condition. Paperback binding. Spine off-white with black lettering. Covers show extremely mild wear with lightly rubbed edges. Text block has faint age toning to the edges. Frontispiece. Slight highlighting to pages nineteen, eighty seven, and one hundred twenty one. Double column text. Illustrated.
Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1971. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 188 pages. In Very Good condition. Bound in paper, spine is tan with black and light blue lettering. Mild shelfwear to head, tail, and along length of spine. Minor shelfwear and tanning to paper covers. Age-toning to textblock. Perforated stamp with possible initials of previous owner to top right of pages 187 to back cover. Slight writing in pencil to top right corner of rear free edge. Inscribed by Barthes to Michel-Claude Jalard on half-title page. Shelved in Case 12.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1964. Second impression. Octavo, 223 pages. In Good condition with a Very Good minus dust jacket. Spine is cream with black print. Dust jacket in mylar, light toning to spine. Price unclipped: “25s net”. Boards in blue cloth. Wear to spine caps and corners, light peripheral toning.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1967. Sixth printing. Octavo, xvi, 254 pages. In Good minus condition with a Good dust jacket. Ex-library with usual markings, including library stamps on endpapers and title page. Spine is orange with black print. Dust jacket in mylar, small blemish to front. Price unclipped: “$5.95”. Boards in black cloth. Light wear to spine caps, tape stains on edges. Text block has red tinted top edge, tanning to endpapers.
New York: Grolier Club, 2004. Limited First Edition. thin softcover 8vo., 54 pp., VG; blue and yellow striped matte paper wrapper, no lettering to spine; white title block with black lettering and motif to front cover; mild rubbing to covers of wrapper, small tear with slight superficial material loss to back cover; mild rubbing to edges of wrapper, including head and tail of spine, predominately bottom edge; very mild shelfwear to text-block; interior clean; pub. 2004, limited printing of 1,500 copies stated to copyright page; contains four (4) black and white plates; catalogue of Woolf's works published by Hogarth Press, the publishing house owned by Virginia and her husband Leonard; shelved Case 0.
Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1974. Small Octavo; VG-/G; blue spine with black and white text; dust jacket has slight wear to exterior; some rubbing wear to edges; few white spots to front; cloth shows slight smudges to exterior; strong boards; text block exterior edges have light tone; slight offset toning to endpapers; interior pages clean; tight binding; pp 118.