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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 Political Science; 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.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1901. First Edition. Octavo, 305 pages; VG/VG; in illustrated bright green hardcovers with faded green DJ in brodart; spine discolored with brown letters and minor shelf wear on edges; binding strong; deckle edges; contains 6 plates of illustrations on glossy paper including frontispiece; contains series of stories, folklore (Buddhist names of plants and animals), and other studies (in a Japanese hospital); YF Consignment; shelved case 9.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. Signed First Edition. Small octavo; 132pp; bound in full orange cloth with gilt panels on spine and top board; light blue endpapers brushed in matching orange; top edge gilt; housed in glassine wrapper; some minor wear at top edges of binding and to crown and foot; hinges a bit tender; some thumb soiling on half-title; an interesting ASSOCIATION COPY signed by Adolphus Meyer and inscribed to Meyer by H. L. Mencken on title page. Mencken once referred F. Scott Fitzgerald to Meyer and Meyer subsequently treated Zelda Fitzgerald at the Phipps Clinic at Johns Hopkins in February, 1932. [Lieberman Consignment]. Shelve in high value 13's bookcase in upstairs offices.
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.
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.
Boston: S. E. Cassino, 1882. Cambridge Edition. 8vos., 10 volumes; VG; 3/4 bound with brown leather, marbled boards; paneled spines with gilt lettering and tooling; mild rubbing to marbling, bumping and wear to corners, heads and tails of spine; marbled endpapers; top edges of text blocks gilt; small sticker of previous owner on all ffeps; titles are Faust 1, Faust 2, The Dramatic Works, Poems, Sorrows of Werther, Letters and Travels, Autobiography 1, Autobiography 2, Wilhelm Meister 1, Wilhelm Meister 2; Autobiography 1 has the gutter on the pastedown completely open, but the front board is still attached to the spine; set measures 14 1/2"; heavy, please contact for shipping costs; shelved above Ancient Greece.
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.
San Francisco: Printed for Williams Andrews Clark, Jr., by John Henry Nash, 1923. Facsimile edition (150 copies). Thin folio in batik slipcase with black and orange silk ribbons; VG/G; case is sturdy and clean but front batik lining is detached and torn on top; first volume with frontispiece in good condition; smaller volume contains a facsimile of the 1827 edition with previous owner's name on title page; all in good condition; not numbered, but one of 150 copies published in 1923; EM consignment. Shelved in Netdesk office, above Ephemera section.
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.
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.
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 ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL.
New York: Macmillan Company, 1940. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 250 pages; VG-/G-; Spine is red and black with white lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$2.50', has chipping on the top and bottom edges, wear with open and closed tears at the crease of the spine and on the fore edges of both flaps, has minor scratches on both front and back side, has both top and bottom corners cut on the front flap; pages have dust build up on the top edge and minimal splotches; binding has minor detachment in the middle and on the top and bottom of the spine; ownership stamp on ffep; inscribed by author on the ffep; shelved case 13.
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.
London: Cambridge University Press, 1967-75. Reprint Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; light blue spine, white and black lettering; all volumes' dust jackets have general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, some soiling, sun toning on spine, price cut; all volumes' boards strong, some have slight bowing, some edgewear, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, bumping along tail edges, indent on rear near tail edge; all volumes' text blocks age toned, ex-library stamps and title pages, ex-library stamps on exterior edges; volume 1 dust jacket has small closed tear on rear tail fore corner, small closed tear on rear hinge head edge, small closed tear on head edge of interior rear flap, ex-library sticker on interior front flap; volume 1 boards have indent on front end paper; volume 1 text block has indent and minor soiling on half title page; volume 2 dust jacket has ex-library sticker on interior front flap; volume 2 text block has pencil marks on pages 58 and 59, light folding on head fore corner on pages 359-365; volume 3 dust jacket has small closed tear on rear head edge; volume 3 boards soiling on rear end paper; volume 3 text block has some penciling towards front; volume 4 dust jacket has small closed tear on rear head fore edge, ex-library sticker on interior front flap; volume 4 text block has soiling on exterior head edge; volume 5 dust jacket has small closed tear on front hinge head edge, ex-library sticker on interior front flap; volume 5 boards have tearing on front pastedown; volume 7 dust jacket has small closed tears on rear hinge edges; volume 7 text block has penciling towards the front; volume 8 dust jacket has small open tear on rear hinge tail edge, ex-library sticker on interior front flap; volume 9 dust jacket has small tears on spine head edge, ex-library sticker on interior front flap; volume 10 dust jacket has light soiling on front, small closed tear on spine head edge, small closed tear on interior front flap; volume 12 boards have bumping on head fore corners; volume 12 text block has soiling on exterior head edge; volume 13 boards have bumping on rear head fore corner; volume 14 boards have light bumping on head fore corners; volume 15 dust jacket has indents on rear head edge; volume 15 boards have light bumping on head fore corners; volume 15 text block has soiling spot on title page; 15 volumes; Volume 1 - From the Beginnings to the Cycles of Romance, 0521045150; Volume 2 - The End of the Middle Ages, 0521045169; Volume 3 - Renascence and Reformation, 0521045177; Volume 4 - Prose and Poetry: Sir Thomas North to Michael Drayton, 521045185; Volume 5 - The Drama to 1642: Part One, 521045193; Volume 6 - The Drama to 1642: Part Two, 521045207; Volume 7 - Cavalier and Puritan, 521045215; Volume 8 - The Age of Dryden, 521045223; Volume 9 - From Steele and Addison to Pope and Swift, 0521045231; Volume 10 - The Age of Johnson, 052104524x; Volume 11 - The Period of the French Revolution, 521045258; Volume 12 - The Nineteenth Century Part One, 521045266; Volume 13 - The Nineteenth Century Part Two, 0521045274; Volume 14 - The Nineteenth Century Part III; Volume 15 - General Index, 521045290 [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international expedited please inquire for rates].
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.
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.
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;.
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.
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).
Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1969. na. 8vo. VG/VG. sunned to pink DJ spine with black titles, jacket front b/w pictorial with red overlay titles. edgewear is light and DJ under clear protective cover. brick red clothbound HB has stamped gilt type upon spine. clear and excellent textblock, plain ivory interior with unmarked outer edges. 340 pp.
Liege: R. Vaillant Carmanne, 1902. First edition;. thick octavo hardcover in cloth; text in FRENCH; VG+/no DJ; spine green with black leather and gold title; boards have moderate shelf wear and soiling; flaps have slight foxing; penciled number on front flaps; first few pages have a slight bent; thin paper moderately discolored; series of 448 tales explained; [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911. Limited Edition. Octavo, 179 pages. Hard cover with no dust jacket, presumably as issued. Limited Edition: Five hundred and seventy-five numbered copies printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge in September, 1911. This copy is # 570. Tight binding. Pages are uncut at the top. Light age toning to pages, but the text is clean and unmarked. Rough-cut text block on the side. Light shelf wear and rubbing to boards, but is still in a very good condition, and is wrapped in a mylar sleeve for added protection. YF CONSIGNMENT. SHELVED ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL AREA.
London: Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd. Fifth edition. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Dark brown spines with gold text; Originally volumes published in 1872, this reprint edition is undated; 3 Volumes; Boards have lightly rubbed exteriors and minor edge wear, overall exteriors are clean, strong and intact; Text block has darkened moderately due to age with unmarked pages and tight bindings; pp 2010. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. First American Edition. 8vo., 191pp.; 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: Saunders and Otley, 1838. First English Edition. Octavo; G+; Hardcover; Brown spine with burgundy text; Boards are shelf worn with tears to the head of the spine, text on the spine is illegible, boards have severe stains to the exterior but are in tact; Text block has foxing to the end papers and limited foxing to the interior, all edges are severely stained and deckled; otherwise text is clean; 310p.
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.
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: Kenkyusha, 1925. Octavo, xvi-430 pages. Hard cover with dust jacket and a slipcase. Very good/Very good. Ink inscription by formwer owner on front end paper. Wrinkling on the inside corners of front and back boards. Binding is tight, but there is a crack in the spine between pages 142 and 143. Pages are uncut at the top. Age toning to pages, but the text is clean and unmarked. Rough-cut text block. Light shelf wear to boards. Light shelf wear, staining, and discoloration to dust jacket. The spine is strongly sunned, and has a tiny tear at the top. Minor chipping around the edges - overall still in very good condition and is wrapped in a protective brodart for added protection. YF CONSIGNMENT. Shelve in Case # 8.
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. SHELVED SALES FLOOR 13'S AREA.
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.
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1979. na. small 8vo. VG/VG-. light green paper DJ spine with dark green titling with light scuffs and abrasions to its surface and makes some lettering indiscernible. wear to edges, DJ under clear protective cover. ends and extremities. light green clothbound HB with lengthy dark green label, gilt stamped.and with thin gilt accent striping, adjacent boards unabraded. solid dark green fep/ffep. skimmed ivory textblock, no marks or writing. 186 pp. ISBN# 064032.