London: William Washington, 1629. Second Edition. square/small 8vo, 335pp.; VG; brown paneled spine with red label and gilt lettering; rebound, previous boards rebacked, diced with 4 diamonds; faded gilt tooling on edges; marbled endpapers; red specks on text block; binding becoming loose on first two endpapers; significant writing in pen on front and rear endpapers; some writing on text pages, mostly on margins in the form of arrows; misprint on pp. 27 line 2 'pring' for 'bring; top edge trimmed, no text or titles are lost; some waviness to pages; shelfwear and bumping appropriate with age; GP consignment; shelved case 7.
Lutetiæ [Paris]: Apud Bernardum Turrisanum, sub Aldina Bibliotheca, via Iacobæa, 1565. Folios; VG; bound in early full brown leather, paneled spines with gilt tooling and lettering; volume 1 rebacked with previous spine preserved; volume 2 has cracking to hinges, chipping to tail of spine, large chip missing to head of spine; ex-library bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1; Aldine dolphin-and-anchor device on title-pages; Large capital initials, decorated initials; scattered and sparse marginalia; At foot of title-page: Cum priuilegio Regis; several mispaginations; Parts 2-4 have seperate title pages: Tomvs secvndus (tertivs, qvartvs)--Operum M. Tullii Ciceronis; Part 1 dated 1566.; Part 1 contains the rhetorical works, Part 2, the orations, Part 3, the epistles Part 4, the philosophical works. Part 1 includes additions and corrections to parts 2-4.; Latin text, with some Greek words; consignment; shelved case 4.
Francofurti: Andrea Wecheli, 1580-1585. Various Editions. 8vo.; VG-; half bound in blindstamped tooled vellum, contemporary paper boards; spine paneled with faded black lettering on upper two panels; moderate wear to binding, including cracks to spine, peeling to corners, both boards slightly peeling on fore edge; ink writing on front pastedown, small amount on ffep; first title page lacking printers emblem, appears to have been cut out, facsimile attached to the verso of title page, so it shows through the hole; intermittent writing and underlining in first part; fold-out chart in rear of volume; Complete list of titles follows: Animaduersiones Ioan Piscatoris Arg. In Dialecticam P. Rami (second edition, 1582, 215pp., ); Gulielmi Tempelli Philosophi Cantabrigiensis Epistola De Dialectica P. Rami (1582, 82pp., ); Ioannis Piscatoris Exercitationum Logicarum Libri II (1585, 215pp., no publishers information or location on title page, presumed Frankfurt); P. Rami Regii Professoris Dialecticae Libri Duo (1580, 117pp.); Petri Rami Veromanvi, Regii Professoris, Dialecticae lib.duo (1582, 142pp., ); JG consignment; shelved case 4.
Cambridge: Printed by Roger Daniel, Printer to the University, 1647. First Edition, First Issue. 12mo., 436pp.; G+; spine paneled black leather with gilt lettering; some bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; gutter visible on ffep; pages 435, 436, and the errata page are facsimiles laid loose within; pages 431-434 have some damage to the fore edges and corners; small piece of paper with a description of the volume pasted onto verso of ffep; some notes in ink on verso of title page; some toning to page edges from age; what appears to be a name written on title page in ink; by one of the most famous of the Cambridge Platonists; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Edinburgh: John Bell and G. G. J. & J. Robinson, 1788. First Edition. Quarto, vii, 493 pages; VG; bound in 19th century full green calf, paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling, gilt and blind tooling to boards; minor rubbing and wear to boards; matching marbled text block and endpapers; occasional pencil markings, always a single line marking a paragraph; small bookplate to front pastedown; binder's sticker for Hering, 9 Newman Street; name in ink on title page; wide margins; lacking Publisher's Advertisements in rear; WB consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: Random House, Inc., 1957. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 1168 pp., VG/VG-; DJ, green and purple pictorial spine and front cover, white lettering; mild age-toning to spine (lettering faded to off-white); black and white photograph of Rand to back cover; bumping and chipping to head and tail of spine and to corners of boards; rubbing to edges of boards; price uncut $6.95 to top right-hand corner; DJ protected by mylar, some tape has been applied to the inside of the head and tail of spine; green cloth boards; brown title block and Random House colophon to top of spine; gold lettering to spine and front board; mild age-spotting to back board and to fore-edge of text-block; beveled fore-edge, dark top; stated "First Printing" to copyright page; inscribed by previous owner on ffep, dated May 29, 1959; boards shaken, cracked hinge between verso of half-title page and title page, binding intact; LP consignment; shelved Case 2, Dupont.
London: Longmans & Co., et al. 1861, 1862, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1872, 1874, 1875 & 1876. new edition. Octavo; G/no-DJ; Off-white spines with gilt text on burgundy panels; 14 volumes; Panels have half-bound vellum leather spine and fore corners with marbled boards which have moderate scratches and some rubbing on the exteriors, and rubbing wear along edges, mostly tail edges, spines and fore corners have lightly soiled & stained appearance, probably due to age and handling, taping along joints and spine of vols. 2, 7, and 8, vol. 2 also has small cracking closed tear at front head fore edge, vol. 11 has cracking at front joint toward head head and tail edges with small circular open tear toward tail edge at front joint, but still attached, vol. 12 has 2 inch slight crack on front panel toward head edge, however all panels are strong and sturdy; Text blocks show some wear with moderate foxing on first and last few pages, vol. 3 has ink writings on ffep and verso of ffep, vol. 6 has cracking along binding between pp 18-19, vol.8 has taping along binding between rear end paper and pastedown, as well as cracking between pp 390-391 at binding exposing spine and moisture staining at tail edge toward fore edge, and vol. 14 has small tear at fore edge of ffep as well as cracking along binding at pp 146-147 and 592-593 exposing spine, but all pages are still bound, all volumes have previous owner's book plate on front pastedowns, and they have very light foxing on few text pages; as is. pp 8309. English & Latin text. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders. [Shelved in Aisle 9].
Lugd. Batav. Roterodami: Hackios, 1669. Octavos, 3 volumes; VG; bound in full contemporary vellum, faded ink lettering to spines; some soiling to vellum; bookplate to front pastedown of each volume; each volume with an engraved title page, all dated 1669, title page of volume 1 says 1669, 2 and 3 state 1668; stain to bottom of text bloc of volume 1, does not impact any text; interiors clean; printer's mark with an eagle and the motto 'MOVENDO' on each title page; text in Latin with Greek references; shelved case 3.
London: Edwin C. Hill, 1910. First limited edition (#641 of 1,050 copies). Set of 10 octavos in black leather with gold gilt frame and six-band embossed spine; VG; minimal soiling on boards; strong binding on all volumes; deckle edges; marble end pages; engravings throughout; thick paper and text clean; shelved above foreign languages section; please contact us for shipping costs.
London: Fielding and Walkes, 1778. First edition. Small octavo in brown leather with small letters on spine; condition: Good; boards slanted upwards, with substantial soiling and shelf wear; spine with open tearing at top and bottom, but not detrimental to binding, secured with brown tape; inscription inside both covers; frontispiece portrait of Benj. Franklin; paper heavily discolored and slightly wobbling; some pencil marks on edges; text clean; pp. 163; shelved in Case # 4; MM consignment.
1542. 10mo in vellum; condition: G+; front cover warped upwards; spine repaired with thick tape; open gutter at front but binding strong; paper age-toned with only a few pages discolored; contains minimal underlining and some marginalia throughout; long inscription inside front cover, and on back of title page; text in very tight print and highly readable; shelved in Case # 3.
London: W. Battersby, 1701. Third Edition. Folio, , 633, , 63, , 636-658, ; VG; bound in contemporary speckled leather, hollow rectangle of polished leather with blind tooling in each board; rebacked with 20th century spine, burgundy label with gilt lettering; with 22 illustrated portraits; lacking frontispiece; 'The history of the Chaldaick philosophy' (pts. 14-19) has separate dated title page, with imprint "printed for A. and J. Churchill", and separate pagination.; bookplate of Richard Brinsley Sheridan on front pastedown; ESTC T102824; JW consignment; shelved case 4.
Paris/Leipzig: Verlag von Mme Syb. M. Hess Wittwe, 1880. Second Edition. Octavo, 182,  pages; VG; rebound in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine; ex-library, US Air Force to front pastedown; stamp on half-title page for a Professor in Berlin; with five folding plates plus the gravure frontispiece; mild age-toning to pages, moderate to plates; text in German; scarce; shelved case 10.
Venice: 1547. Quarto in marbled boards, vellum spine with title added in black ink and presumed collection number 205 at the tail of spine. Text block is mostly clean with 16th cent. annotations and some water staining to the final page and colophon. All in all an attractive early printing of an important work Roman philosopher Boethius (ca. 480-524) wrote his most famous work, THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY, while in prison in Pavia for conspiring against Theodoric, Emperor of Rome, who had named Boethius consul (510) and head of government and court services (520). In 524 he was executed without trial. Boethius's translations of and commentaries on Aristotle included in the present text are credited with re-introducing the philosopher to scholars in the 16th century eager to read writings from the Greek golden age. A millennium later with the advent of printing, early versions such as this presented Aristotle to a wider Renaissance audience and helped to establish the present cannon of classical texts. Shelve in Case # 12.
London: C. Baldwin, 1826. First Thus. 10 Octavos; Vg- to G+; brown leather spine with gilt lettering; All edges gilt; Half mottled calf and marbled boards; Some peeling at the spine, joints rubbed and some cracking to some volumes at the spine; Interior clean but toned; Portrait frontispiece; GP Consign; SHELVE: Above monographs. Item is heavy: Please contact us for international and priority shipping.
Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976. First American Edition. Octavo, 354 pages; VG/VG; spine black with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; not price-clipped, although no price is present; mild chipping and wear to head and tail of spine, corners; name written on ffep; interior clean; First published in 1967 in French as De la grammatologie, it is a foundational text for deconstructive criticism.; Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is an Indian scholar, literary theorist, and feminist critic. She is University Professor at Columbia University, where she is a founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. She has worked with Derrida, and her translation has been approved by him.; shelved case 10.
Basileae: Per Sebastianvm Henricpetri, . Small Octavo, , 776 pages; G+; bound in early vellum, ink title and date on spine; three large holes, one each on front board, spine, rear board; small holes present from binding; vellum largely detached from text block; mild age-toning to interior; small sticker to ffep; Dedicatory epistle (dated 1560) by the ed., Marcus Hopper; 6 parts in 1, volume 1 only, with parts 7-11 in volume 2; shelved case 3.
London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1767. Fifth Edition. 8vo., 342pp.; VG; spine paneled brown leather with a black label and gilt lettering; brown cloth boards; rebound, minimal to no bumping; text block speckled on fore and lower edges; marbled endpapers from previous binding saved and bound in; mild age-toning, else interior clean; this groundbreaking work was the first philosophical work to attempt to classify the Beautiful and the Sublime and would end up with a result of them being mutually exclusive; JG consignment; shelved case 10.
London: Andrew Clark and Charles Harper, 1677. Tenth printing. Tall quarto rebound in dark brown leather; VG; 6-band spine embossed; good quality, old rebound; moderate shelf wear and fraying; strong binding; original paper wobbled; text clean; pp. 364 followed by 98 pages of Lusoria and letters; in good condition; shelved in Case # 4; please contact us for shipping costs.
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1991. First Edition, First Printing. large 8vos., VG/no DJs; HCs: dark gray cloth boards; gold lettering to red title block, gold decorative motif to spine and front board; bumping to head and tail of spine, particularly to tail of spine of Vol. 1; very mild shelfwear to boards; interiors clean; VOL. 1 [REMEDIES FOR PROSPERITY: TRANSLATION, 324 pp.]; VOL. 2 [REMEDIES FOR PROSPERITY: COMMENTARY, 425 pp.]; VOL. 3 [REMEDIES FOR ADVERSITY: TRANSLATION, 338 pp.]; VOL. 4 [REMEDIES FOR ADVERSITY: COMMENTARY, 532 pp.; very slight creasing/tearing to top corners of pp. 69-76; small black smudge to bottom corner of text-block]; VOL. 5 [REFERENCES, 563 pp.; very slight creasing/tearing to top corner of pp. 31-32; small black smudge to bottom corner of text-block]; an attractive set in very nice condition; shelved above Greek and Latin.
Philadelphia: I. Kohler, 1861. First Edition. Thick quarto in gilted dark brown leather with five-band spine; VG; minimal shelf wear; strong binding; frontispiece engraving with offsetting on title page; gilted edges; text in tight print; pp. 611; contains a brief biography; this is volume one only; shelved above case 4; GP consignment.
Londini [London]: typis Jac. Bettenham, 1742. 8vo., 15pp., 319 pp., 11pp. index; VG; leather-bound brown boards, five-paneled maroon spine, gilt lettering to black paper title label; rebacked with new spine and previous boards; moderate shelfwear (e.g., scuffing to boards, rubbing and fraying to edges of boards, bumping and fraying to corners); top-edge of text-block dark, fore- and bottom-edges speckled red, age-toning to text-block; age-toning and chipping/tearing to margins of original endpapers; interior clean; text in Greek and Latin, in parallel columns, with title page in Latin; shelved Case 4.
Antuerpiae [Antwerp]: Ioannem Moretum, 1598. First Edition. small Quarto, , 255 pages, ; VG; bound in contemporary vellum, singe blind rule to boards, black ink lettering to spine; text block red; institutional bookplate to front pastedown; previous owners name in ink to front pastedown dated 1687, different previous owners name to lower end of title page, dated 1750; shelved case 3.
Paris: The Pleiad, 1926. Limited Edition. 8vo., xxxvi, VG; spine marbled brown with black paper label and brown lettering; original brown marbled paper over boards; One of 475 numbered copies printed under the supervision of Frederic Warde at the Officina Bodoni in Montagnola, Switzerland, this is number 422; lacking slipcase; GP consignment; shelved case 10.
Apud Jacobum Stoer, 1608. 32mo., 302pp., index 32pp.; VG; paneled vellum spine with a quarter inch of vellum missing from tail; rear board both corners peeling; pages have some age marks; water stain on pp. 32-61, upper edge centering on page number, does not impact readability; a few pages have crease marks; ex libris written in ink of title page; an excellent copy for its age; shelved case 3.
Parma: Pauli Monti, 1723. New, revised edition. Tall, thick quarto in brown leather with six-band embossed spine and gold gilt; VG; boards show some amount of shelf wear with chipping on top of spine and peeling on boards; binding strong; tinted external edges; paper and text in fine condition; two volumes in one; ex-libris plate inside back cover; this is a revised edition of this work first published around 1623; SHELVED IN ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL. [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].
London: John Haviland, 1632. 12mo; pp 340; full leather light brown binding without discernible text to spine; boards are slightly splayed; heavy rubbing to exterior; noticeable chipping to edges; spine edges chipped off; text block has darkened exterior edges; front endpaper detached midway toward tail edge, but present; light pencil to front pastedown; small doodle marking to rear endpaper with offset to rear pastedown; slight moisture stain to tail fore edges of last few pages.
Amsterdam: Aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1750. Nouvelle Édition. 12mo., 134pp., 50pp., ; VG; bound in brown cloth, paneled spine, gilt tooling, red label and gilt lettering; publishers binding; moderate wear to boards, including rubbing and scraping to boards, peeling to corners; leather cracked on hinges; chip missing to tail of spine; wear to head of spine; text block dyed red; marbled endpapers; interior clean; First published in 1737, Beugeant's celebrated but thinly disguised satire on Descarte's notion of the animal-machine attracted the censure of his superiors, leading to his brief exile from Paris; shelved case 3.
London: Daniel Brown et al. 1703. Fifth edition. Small octavo rebound in brown embossed leather with six-band spine; VG; minimal shelf wear on boards; previous owner's name on title page; strong binding; paper wavy and clean; text clean; edges dusty; pp. 200; Collier was a British anti-theatrical critic and theologian; shelved in Case # 1.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1928. First American Edition. 12mo., 46 pp., VG-/no DJ; blue cloth boards, beige title labels with black lettering affixed to spine and front board; bumping/chipping/fraying to head and tail of spine and to corners of boards, age-toning/cocking to spine, no shelf lean, boards somewhat shaken, binding intact, foxing to paper labels, lettering legible; age-toning and shelfwear to text-block; mild rubbing to edges of boards; age-toning to endpapers and interior, very slight foxing/wear to front endpapers, mild stain to fore-edge of title page, text legible throughout; pub. 1928, "First Edition" stated to copyright page; INSCRIBED by Maurois to half-title page; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
London: John W. Parker, 1846. Second Edition. 8vos., 2 volumes; VG-; gray paper boards, spines dark gray with paper labels, black lettering; rebacked with previous boards and new paper spines, previous labels preserved on spines; moderate wear to boards, including bumping, scratches, and staining; small bookplate to front pastedown of both volumes; scattered and sparse pencil markings; gutter slightly open on pages 320/321 of volume 2; shelved case 10.
Berlin & New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1994. Octavo: VG/no-DJ: Cream colored spine with dark brown text: Boards are strong and clean with light general shelfwear, binding is tight: Textblock is clean and pages are free of markings, folds and tears: Text is mostly in GREEK with an introduction and supplements in ENGLISH: 527 pp. Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelves above Ephemera section.
New York: The Orion Press, 1964. First U.S. Edition. 8vo., 241pp.; VG/VG-; spine black with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; some wear to dust jacket, including some dots of staining to flaps, parts of boards; top edge of text block has some specks, others clean; interior clean; shelved case 10.
St. Louis and London: B. Herder Book Co., 1946. First Edition, Fifth Impression. 12mo., x, 340pp.; VG/G+; spine tan with green lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; dust jacket has chipping to corners, edges, and head and tail of spine; interior clean; text block clean; shelved case 10.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1959. First Edition. Octavo, 240 pages, VG-/G+; white DJ, black lettering: moderate wear with scattered mild water damage to covers, lettering affected yet clear and legible; mild edgewear with slight chipping to head, tail, and corners; "$3.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; quarter-bound, black cloth spine, mint faux-leather paper boards, silver and black lettering to spine: lettering to spine somewhat rubbed yet bright and legible; mild edgewear to boards; mild bumping to head and tail; age-toning to text-block, stippled fore-edge; light age-toning to interior, text clear and legible; SIGNED by Hall to ffep; shelved Case 10.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1859,1860. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; 3/4 bound brown leather spines with gilt text to burgundy and green bars with decorations; 7 volumes; boards have slight soiling to exteriors, some rubbing to edges, strong boards; text blocks marbled; previous owner's bookplates to front pastedowns; slight sunning to exterior edges; interiors clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: G.P. Putnam & Son, 1870. Octavo; pp 224; G-/no-DJ; dark brown spine with gilt text and decorations to spine; gilt borders and decorative gilt illustrations to front and rear; leather front board is detaching, as is; heavy wear to joints and fore edges; moderate rubbing to head and tail edges; chipped spine edges; slight sunning to spine and head edge; gilt scroll turn in to edges; text block have marbled endpapers; all edges gilt; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; frontispiece with light offset to tissue guard; illustrated; interior clean.
Washington: Georgetown University Press, 1993. first. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Green spine with white text; Covers are clean with strong and intact panels, sticker on rear; Text block shows slight wear on exterior edges due to handling and light moisture staining at fore tail edge corner, otherwise pages are unmarked with tight binding; pp 316.
London: Macmillan & Co., 1951. First Edition, Third Printing. Octavo, 276 pages; VG-; tan spine is sunned, with gilt lettering; bound in publishers blue cloth; personal inscription by author on ffep; previous owners name on title page, and stamp on ffep; binding sturdy, minimal bumping and shelfwear; age-toning to pages; shelved case 10.
New York: The Orion Press, Inc., 1964. First edition. Small Octavo; VG-/VG-; Black spine with off-white text; Translated from the French by Maria Jolas; First published in France in 1958, this printing in 1964; Dust jacket is covered with mylar and has slight shelf wear such as lightly rubbed edges and corners, slightly age toned; Boards are lightly sunned with slight edge wear, otherwise clean and strong; Text block is slightly age toned with remainder mark on tail edge exterior; pp 241.
New Haven: Increase Cooke, 1803. First American Edition. Small octavo rebound in brown cloth with burgundy leatherette embossed spine; VG/VG; previous owner's inscriptions on front end pages; strong binding; paper heavily discolored and wavy; text clean in tight print; pp. 388; shelved in Case # 10.
Paris: Librairie Plon, 1961. First Edition, #8574/8600. 8vo., xi, 673pp., ; G+/none; paperback, in brown wraps with black and red lettering on spine; spine cracked and worn, with the front cover curving over the spine; spotting to pages; age-toning to pages; ffep, title page, pages 477-end uncut; interior clean of writing or underlining; Foucault's first book, which discusses how West European society had dealt with madness, arguing that it was a social construct distinct from mental illness; shelved case 10.
Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen, 2003. First Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes, VG-/no DJ as issued; light purple cloth boards, black lettering: mild overall wear to boards, small closed tear to bottom edge of front board, Vol. 1 only; very mild wear to text-blocks; rectangle of black marker to copyright page of Vol. 2 to disguise red stamp, somewhat visible to title page; interiors clean; shelved above Sports.
Paris: Chez les Marchands de Nouveantes, 1795. First Edition. 8vo., 218 pages; VG-; bound in acid-washed calf, spine brown with gilt tooling, burgundy label with gilt lettering; moderate wear to boards, primarily along corners and edges; head and tail of spine chipped off; gilt board edges; marbled endpapers; two bookplates on front pastedown; age-toning and mild foxing to pages; title roughly translates to 'Dissertation on the fundamental principles of human society'; text in French; shelved case 10.
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1848,1849,1854,1860,1861, Mixed Editions. 10mo; G/no-DJ; 3/4 dark green and brown leather spines with gilt text and decorations to spines; 5 volumes: The Autobiography of Goethe-Truth and Poetry: From My Own Life, vols. 1 & 2, pp 520 & 544; Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, pp 570; Dramatic Works of Goethe, pp 504; Novels and Tales, pp 504; marbled boards have some wear spines, some rubbing and fraying to boards, moderate wear to edges; marbled text blocks have light wear to exterior edges, previous owner's bookplates to front pastedowns; frontispieces with tissue guards; marbled endpapers; interiors clean.
London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1866. Small quarto; G-/no-DJ; Dark green spine with gilt text set into black & gilt designs; cloth has moderate wear along spine edges; rear gutter head edge is torn & fraying appox. 2 inches; fore edges are heavily rubbed & fraying; text pages have exterior gilt -edged exterior; some few pages toward front are loose, but still present; pp 240. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.