Boston, MA: James Osgood, 1841-1906. Various Editions. Octavo, 33 vols.; VG; 20th century full bindings of brown leather; cloth or paper of previous front cover or spine retained and tipped in at back of 50% of vols.; spines with raised bands, and gilt lettering; boards with blind and gilt tooled design; publication date stamped in gold at tail of spines; slight fading to spines; mild wear to joints; volumes of various sizes; upper edges gilt; mild shelf wear and scuffing; pages clean; GP Consign; Set is heavy, please contact us for international and priority shipping; shelved above US History 1800s.
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Ann Arbor, Mi: UMI Research Press, 1983. Octavo; VG-; light gray spine with black text; first edition; no jacket; cloth has mild exterior wear; adhesive residue to front at head edge; lightly sunned spine; strong boards; text block edges show slight wear; some ex-library markings to title and copyright pages and exterior head edge; illustrated; slight beige smudges to pp 5-12, 101-112 and 151-158; tight binding; ex-library stamp and adhesive remnants to rear pastedown; pp 275. PLEASE SEE ALL EIGHT PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE BOOK FOR DETAILS. IF ALL IMAGES ARE NOT PRESENT, DUE TO UPLOAD LIMITATIONS, PLEASE CONTACT SELLER FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcases next to Ephemera section.
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.
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1956. First U.S. Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 610 pages; G/none; bound in black cloth, red oval and gilt lettering to spine, red lettering to front cover; some rubbing and wear to boards; top edge of text block black; ownership inscription to ffep dated March 1956; loose within is a 2 1/2 page TLS, dated March 4, 1956, to Eleanor Kask and Donald Friede, a married marketing/editor pair at World Publishing. Written by Fadiman, it is a scathing review of The Mandarins. He comments that "I am sure of two things: a. On a smaller scale, this will repeat its French success, for reasons which have nothing to do with its literaty value, which is questionable, but which have much to do with its talk-value, its scandal-value." "I have tried to make it clear that the reasons why this interesting book baffles me and in the end angers me, because I know how much it means to you, and how many painful and conscientious hours Donald has spend on it (it shows it too--the translation is brilliant). I would not have you think that I do not deeply respect your opinions; if I did not, I would not have spent twenty precious (and by no means wasted) hours on The Mandarins." He closes out the letter by asking them to "Give my regards to Mrs. Sartre, and tell her to stop contemplating her own soul and look at the whole world, in time and space. She is in a way a lucky woman--she still has before her the wonderful experience of growing up."; shelved case 13.
London: J. Johnson; J. Nichols and Son; et al. 1806. New Edition. 8vos., 10 vols., VG-; three-quarter-bound, blue polished calf (spine age-toned green), blue cloth boards, gilt lettering and motif to five-paneled spines: mild wear with slight material loss to spines, more so to edges (lettering occasionally affected yet legible); liquid staining along hinge of back board to Vol. 1; mild fraying with slight material loss to heads of Vols. 7-8; wear to boards: moderate scratching to cloth of Vols. 1, 5, and 10; liquid staining to top corners of front board to Vol. 2; material loss to leather corners of front boards to Vols. 1 and 6; slight material loss to corners of back boards to Vol. 6; scattered staining with mild rubbing to cloth of back board, Vol. 7; pink staining to cloth of back board, Vol. 8; frontispiece to Vol. 1 only; mild age-toning/foxing to interiors; Riviere bindings; shelved above Case 11.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1968. First Edition. Octavo, 574, 477, 435, and 555 pages; VG-/G; yellow, red, blue, and green pines with black and white lettering; prices uncut "$8.95" on volumes 1, 2, and 4, "$7.95" on volume 3; shelf wear and chipping to the edges of the dust jacket, staining on dust jackets and text blocks; paperclip impression and staining from page 33 to 46 of volume 1, pages of volume 2 and 3 clean, some underlining in volume 4; shelved above Literary Criticism.
London: J. Johnson, 1783. First Edition. Octavo, , viii, 232, 235-240 ; VG; bound in contemporary burgundy calf by J. Clarke, paneled spine with gilt tooling, labels missing; mild rubbing and wear to binding; marbled endpapers; The last leaf contains a prospectus; OF consignment; shelved case 10.
London: printed for G. Kearsley; and J. Ridley, 1777. First Edition. Quarto, 185 pages; VG; quarter bound in brown calf, marbled boards, black label with gilt titling to spine; mild rubbing to binding; with frontispiece; page 185 with archival rebacking, hole in archival paper for the errata to show through; some minor archival rebacking to other page edges; shelved case 7.
La Salle, IL: Sherwood Sugden & Company Publishers, 1981, 1983, 1984. First edition. Octavo, 476pp, 442pp and 569pp. Volumes one and two in paperback and volume three in hardcover with dust jacket. Bumping and shelf-wear to all volumes. Rippling to front wrap and spine of volume one. Dust jacket of volume three is price-clipped, has creasing , sunning to spine and small damp-stain at tail of spine. Damp stain to tail edge of text-block of volume three. Foxing to text-blocks of all volumes. Creasing to page 92 of volume three. Bindings are study. Good copies only. Each volume is inscribed on the title page by Marion Montgomery. Spines of each volume are blue, black and pink respectively, with black text on white accent. Shelved above YA.
Austin, Texas: Humanities Research Center / University of Texas at Austin, 1974. Limited Edition, 1200 copies. 8vo., 240pp.; VG/VG-; spine tan cloth with black lettering; wrapped in original acetate jacket, some chipping to corners, tail of spine; small stain to fore edge of text block; interior clean; small stamp of previous owners name on ffep; KT consignment; shelved case 2.
Chicago: Walter M. Hill, 1918. Limited First Edition, #154/250. Thin Octavo, 35 pages; VG; bound in publisher's steel-blue paper boards, paper label with black lettering to spine; mild wear; bookplate to front pastedown; signed by Starrett on limitation page and numbered 154/250; Inscribed on ffep by Starrett, dated '24 Oct: 1921'; shelved case 0.
New York: Russell & Russell, 1961. Second edition. Octavo; 3 volumes; 2nd edition, originally published 1923; VG-/VG-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, tan with black print; DJ tan with black print, slight edgewear, “269” at head of DJ title; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, slight spotting to front of vol. 1, light fading to some boards; Text blocks have tanning to endpapers, else clean and tight; Vol. I, From the origins to Spenser, xvii, 428 pages — Vol. II, From Shakespeare to Crabbe, x, 583 pages — Vol. III, From Blake to Mr. Swinburne, x, 562 pages.
New York: Random House, 1991. First U.S. Edition, Second Printing. Quarto picture book, 92 pages, VG/VG-; white DJ, red and navy blue lettering to spine: mild overall wear to DJ, "U.S.A. $35.00 / Canada $44.00" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; red cloth spine, navy blue matte paper boards, bright gold lettering to spine: very mild wear to boards (very mild fading to edges), minor imperfections to interior, text and illustrations unaffected; Christmas inscription by previous owners to ffep; numerous contributions by the following well-known authors: Joyce Carol Oates, Iris Murdoch, Paul Theroux, Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, Seamus Heaney, Martin Amis, Erica Jong, Ian McEwan, Nigel Nicolson, Margaret Drabble, Craig Raine, William Boyd, V.S. Pritchett, Doris Lessing, William Golding, Arthur Miller, Ted Hughes, Kazuo Ishiguro, Julian Barnes, John Updike, Susan Sontag, Anthony Burgess, Douglas Adams, and Patrick Leigh Fermor; section for the letter "Q" features a previously unpublished poem by T. S. Elliot, originally written as a letter to Miss Alice Quinn, age 16, pages 57-60, donated by Mrs. Valerie Eliot; one per cent of the proceeds went to the American Friends of AIDS Crisis Trust "for AIDS research and services to people with AIDS," including the aim to reduce prejudice of persons diagnosed with HIV/AIDS; shelved Front Table.
S. Manship, 1706. Fourth. Octavo 380 pp. hardcover in good condition. Leather bound boards with age shelf wear; bumped, chipped at extremities. Spine starting to loosen between front free end paper and cover page. Spine chipped 1.5cm at tail, rubbed edges, some cracked leather. Covers with some rubbing, and soiling to be expected for a book of this age. Text toned, foxed, all else very good. Hole from insect damage through rear end papers and rear board interior. Text block dyed red, age toned, shelf wear. Spine brown, 4 raised bands, gilt text. Shelve case 9.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1849. Octavo; 3 volumes; G-; Hardcover; Spines, brown with gold print on red banners; Boards half bound with brown leather to spine and corners and marbled paper to boards, spine leather is toned, cracking, with wear to spine caps and edges, some scuffing, worn hinges, title banner on v. I not present, volume banners not present, scuffing and surface tears to leather on corners, marbled paper is shelfworn; Text blocks have tanning with some foxing to endpapers, stains from leather at corners and spine edges, cracked hinges, occasional foxing within else clean and tight; vol. I. xxi, 568 pages; vol. II. xiv, 552 pages; vol. III. xiv, 549 pages.
New York: Harper & Row, 1972. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 261 pages; VG/VG-; white spine white purple and orange lettering; dust jacket protected by a mylar cover; price uncut "$6.95"; some shelf wear and chipping to the edges of the dust jacket, pages clean; signed, dated and inscribed by Barbara Probst Solomon on the ffep; shelved in case 9.
Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1927. First edition. Set of two thick octavos in purple hardcovers with gold gilt; condition: Good; moderate soiling and slight discoloration on spines; vol. 1 front cover partly detached, but strong binding; paper age-toned; minor inscriptions on vol. 2 ffep; occasional pencil underlining in vol. I; pp. 914; as is; Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to restriction(s).
Kanda, Tokyo, Japan: The Hokuseido Press, 1928. First. Octavo, 120 pages. Hard cover with dust jacket. Very good/Very good. Tight binding. Age yellowing to pages, but the text is clean and unmarked. Gilt top edge of text block. Rough-cut edges on the sides and bottom of text block. Light shelf wear to boards. Light shelf wear to dust jacket , and is wrapped in a protective brodart for added protection. YF CONSIGNMENT. Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf to the right of ephemera items.
Tokyo, Japan: The Hokuseido Press, 1927. First. Volume 1: Quarto; VG/no-DJ; Maroon leather spine with gold text; Boards strong, clean, with general shelfwear and edgewear, top corners bumped, rubbing at tail corners, and both ends of spine, spine text and front cover gilt faded with age; Textblock darkened with age, otherwise generally clean, tanning on front and back pastedowns, light foxing peppers textblock, higher concentrations at front and back of text, previous bookseller's book stamp on front pastedown, name of previous owner inscribed on front free endpaper, notation at rear of text suggests a green agate author's seal was included with volumes, however none appears in text, light wave to page, that said, there are no obvious signs of water damage so likely due to humidity, top edge gilt intact with several gouges and scratches, fore and tail edges show signs of wear; pp 1-478. Volume 2: Quarto; G/no-DJ; Faded maroon leather spine with gold text; Boards strong, clean, with general shelfwear and edgewear, boards bow outwards at corners, spine discolored with age, crimping along spine, rubbing at top of spine, spine text and front cover illustration gilt faded with age; Textblock darkened with age, otherwise generally clean, boards sprung, signatures loose, light wave to page, that said, there are no obvious signs of water damage so likely due to humidity, foxing along front and back pastedowns and flyleaves, Japanese-language bookplate affixed to back flyleaf, previous bookseller's book stamp affixed to back pastedown, top edge gilt intact with several gouges and scratches, as well as stains, fore and tail edges show signs of wear, especially at tail edge corner; pp 479-914. Oversized listing, additional S/H needed for expedited/international order. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. Please contact seller with any S/H questions.
New York: Magico Magazines, 1982. Limited Edition of 100. Octavo: VG/no-DJ hardcover: Blue spine with gilt text: Boards are strong and clean, light shelfwear, binding solid: Textblock exterior has some age toning, pages clean and unmarked: Verso is hand numbered 87 out of a limited edition of 100, signed by Isaac Asimov: Unpaginated.
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1978. First Edition. Octavo, 371 pages; VG/VG; Spine is beige with black lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges, has discoloration throughout; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; pages clear; shelved case 10.
London: Grant Richards, 1908. First Edition Thus. Octavo, 453/657/498 pages; G+/VG-/VG-; half bound in brown cloth; spines have faded gilt lettering; binding of volume one has heavy wear along the sides of the spine with chipping and an open tear, has minor rubbing on both boards, and heavy wear on the fore edge corners; bindings of volumes two and three have minor wear along the top and bottom of the spine, have minimal rubbing on both boards, have wear on the fore edge corners; original owner's name is written on the ffep in each volume; each volume has a plate with tissue guard next to the title page; shelved philosophy.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1962. First Edition. Octavo, 300 pages; VG/VG-; full binding of sky blue cloth; spine black with white and blue lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling; wear to head and tail of dust jacket spine; price uncut '$575'; very mild staining to fore edges; signed flat by Vidal at title page; pages clean; shelved Case 10.
South Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1991. First Edition. 10mo; pp 271; VG-/paperback; light blue spine with blue text; covers show mild wear to panels; lightly sunned spine; light residue to rear joint; faux flaps; text block exterior edges have minimal wear; two small smudges to half title page; interior clean; tight binding.
La Crosse: Sumac Press, Emerson G. Wulling, 1951. Limited edition. 18mo; Limited edition, 300 copies; VG; Paperback; Spine, tan without print; Pamphlet in cream mailer with black print, mild tanning, shelfwear; Cover is blue with black print, clean and bright; Text block clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author on the colophon page; 49 pages. NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 5, in Netdesk office.
London: John Russell Smith, 1865. 12mo; G-/no-DJ; sunned burgundy spines with gilt text; 4 volumes; original publisher's cloths have some chipping to head and foot spine edges; rubbing to corners; other moderate wear to exteriors; sturdy boards; text blocks show slight age toning to exterior edges; interior lightly toned; deckled edges; slight cracking to gutters;.
Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1986. Octavo; G/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, yellow with grey print; DJ has light edgewear, else clean and bright; Boards in black cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block has yellow highlighting throughout, age-toning to paper; ISBN from British Library, 0717114392; ix, 189 pages.
Tokyo: Kenkyusha, 1925. Octavo; VG-/G+; torn and age-toned tan spine with black text, white brodart sheet visible; dustjacket has light edgewear to covers, moderate edgewear to spine with tearing and chipping, spine is split down middle and held together by protective mylar covering on dustjacket, title still legible but not completely intact, otherwise dustjacket has light age-toning, lightly torn corners; boards have light scratching and age-toning, light staining; textblock has light age-toning, occasional light foxing; 430pp. SHELVED ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL AREA.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 191 pages;; VG-/G-; spine purple and tan with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, blacked out; dust jacket has numerous chips and tears, including front flap detached along hinge, but present, chipping along all edges; booksellers sticker to rear pastedown; inscription on ffep; marbled boards, mild wear; extremely scarce in dust jacket; mild foxing to endpapers; rubbing to board edges; top edge of text block stained red; shelved case 9.
Manchester, England: Carcanet Press, 1995. First Edition. Octavo, 340 pages, VG/VG; DJ, dark brown spine, sky blue and white lettering: minimal wear to DJ, very mild creasing to front cover, "illustrated £25" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; black faux-cloth paper boards, bright gold lettering to spine: minimal wear to boards, text-block and interior clean; shelved Case 12.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979. Octavo 445pp. hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. Author signed with a personal inscription on half title page. Stated 3rd printing. Protected dj not clipped, rubbed, spine sunned, foxed back cover. Orange cloth covered boards clean. Boards show shelf wear at corners. Textblock foxed. Spine cocked. Shelve Literary Critiicism. Spine tan with black lettering.
London: Chatto & WIndus, 1923. First Edition, Second State. Octavo, 229 pages; VG/VG-; spine is beige with black lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has wear along the top and bottom edges, with chipping at the top and bottom edge and several small closed tears, spine has discoloration; binding has moderate shelf wear at the top and bottom of the spine; pages have age toning and blotching at the hinges, have faded green coloring at the top edge of the text block; shelved lit crit.
Chicago, Illinois: Black Cat Press, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 58 pg; VG/-; spine brown with gilt text; bound in brown cloth with gilt decoration on the front, no dj; boards are clean, light bumping to the top fore corners; front and rear paste downs have very light staining from binding glue; minor stain on the title page and the page facing; otherwise clean interior; shelved in case 13.
New York: Horizon Press Inc., 1960. Second Edition, Second Printing. Octavo, 285 pages; VG/VG; spine is black with white and red lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$4.95', has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, with minor chipping at the top and bottom of the spine, has minor discoloration throughout; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; pages have dust build up along the top edges; shelved Lit Crit.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. First Edition. Octavo, 652 pages; VG/VG; spine is white with dark green lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$40.00', has minimal shelf wear; binding has minimal detachment at the top of the spine; pages clear; signed by the author on the title page; shelved Lit Crit.
Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1942. 12mo; VG-/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, cream with brown print; DJ has slight tears at spine ends and flap corners, small closed tear to rear top edge, toning to spine, light peripheral soiling, slight smudging to front, vendor label on front flap; Boards in blue cloth, title on printed spine label, clean and strong; Text block has book plate on front pastedown, name in ink and small circular stain on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; xv, 446 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
New York: The World Publishing Company, 1956. Limited Edition (66/975). Octavo, 351 pages; VG; fully bound in black cloth, spine has gilt lettering and tooling on a red stripe, front cover has a small embossed publisher's logo; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; pages have red coloring along the top edge; housed is glassine covering and black publisher's slipcase; shelved Shakespeare. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1865. Octavo; G/no-DJ; Navy spine with gilt text; Cloth has slightly sunned spine with rubbing wear along edges and corners, as well as rubbing on exterior, however panels are sturdy and intact; Text block shows some darkening due to age with previous owners' name & plate on front pastedown, slight writing at head edge of title page and slight cracking along binding at front & rear hinges, small sticker on rear pastedown, overall pages are unmarked and fully bound; pp 780.
London: Chapman & Hall, 1899. First edition. Two octavo volumes. Hardcover in dark green cloth, gilt-stamped illustration on front boards, gilt-stamped spine titles, top edges gilt. Featuring 350 engravings by artists such as: Robert Seymour, Buss, H.K. Browne (Phiz), Leech, "Crowquill", Onwhyn, Sibson, Heath, Sir John Gilbert, R.A., C.R. Leslie, R.A., F.W. Pailthorpe, Charles Green, R.I. Very good; some rubbing to corners and spine ends; foxing to pastedowns and endpapers. [Multi-volume set. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., 1945. First Edition. Octavo; pp 537; G+/no-DJ; black spine with gilt text; cloth has slight soiling to exterior; moderate rubbing to spine; some wear to corners; text block has age toning toward edges; previous owner's name to front pastedown; small chips to tail edges of title and table of contents pages; tight binding.
Tokyo: Hokuseido, 1928. Octavo; 248 pages; Hard cover with dust jacket. Very good/Good. Stamped by former owner/bookseller on front end paper and then again on the Title Page. Light pencil notations on front end paper and the back of the Title Page. Tight binding. Age toning to pages, but the text is clean and unmarked. Light shelf wear and rubbing to boards. Light staining to text block. A short tear running along the inside of back boards. Dust jacket has a large piece missing from the back side and shows light shelf wear and visible discolorations; the spine is strongly sunned, and the edges are lightly chipped; overall still good and is wrapped in a protective brodart for added protection. "Thirteen pieces selected out of the lectures by Lafcadio Hearn in his Tokio Imperial University days" - From the dust jacket. YF CONSIGNMENT. NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 7, in Netdesk office.