London: Printed by S. Simmons, and are to be sold by T. Helder, at the Angel in Little Brittain, 1669. First Edition. Octavo; VG; bound in full morocco, spine paneled with gilt lettering; gilt text block; some wear and rubbing to binding; ffep through page A3 mostly loose, still attached through two pieces of string to the binding; A4, a4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Tt4, Vv2; small hole in middle of leaf Cc3, impacts text; a few leaves slightly stained. Bookplate of Thomas Jefferson McKee. McKee, 1840-1899, was a well-known book collector and lawyer from New York whose collection was auctioned off in 1900. In the auction, this copy was item number 3091. Autograph of Evert A. Duyckinck, 1839 on top blank margin of title. Evert Augustus Duyckinck, 1816-1878, was an American publisher and biographer. Among his work, he assisted Edgar Allan Poe in printing his Tales collection in 1845 and selected which stories to include. Duyckinck was also known to have lent Melville copies of his books, including a copy of the Decameron and a copy of Paradise Lost. Has the stamp of 'Lenox Library-Duplicate' on verso of title. The Lenox Library was a library incorporated and endowed in 1870, became a part of the founding collection of the New York Public Library in 1895, and opened to the public in this capacity in 1911. Of its collection in 1894, 15,000 of the 83,331 were from the collection of Evert Augustus Duyckinck. Simmons printed 1,200 first edition copies in 1667, and issued them over three years with varying title pages. The title pages have different years, with them reading 1667, 1668, or 1669. There is no known relationship between when a given copy of the text itself was printed, and the attached title page, making establishing priority difficult. This issue includes "Milton's synopsis of each book ("the Arguments" of Books 1–10), his defense of "the Verse," and a list of errata, adding sixteen pages of preliminary matter to the book. Simmons's note to the reader states that he had procured this explanation from Milton because readers of the poem had "stumbled" on first encountering it, asking "why the Poem Rimes not." Milton's strident defense of blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter) is printed in large type that fills two pages. His chosen meter, although no longer fashionable by 1667, was the dominant mode of Shakespeare's plays and is the closest to the natural rhythms of English speech. Samuel Johnson later commented sarcastically that, "finding blank verse easier than rhyme, [Milton] was desirous of persuading himself that it is better."" [Morgan Library] JG consignment; shelved case 0.
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London: Printed by Ruth Raworth for Humphrey Moseley, 1645. First Edition. Octavo, 120 pages; VG; bound in full burgundy diced morocco, rebacked with closely matching spine with gilt lettering, new endpapers; bookplate of the Warrington Museum on front pastedown; small hole to page 43, 107, covers exactly one letter each; water damage to the entire interior, probably occurred before the most recent rebinding. The lower half along the gutter is largely free of water damage, but the rest faintly stained; top edge pages cut close, with the margin sometimes being removed in its entirety, and the page number cut in half.; title page shows more wear than other pages; Underlining or marginalia on pages 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30, 37, 44, 48, 49, 50, 51, 57, Issue with "S." before "Pauls" in imprint, but no priority has been established. The printing has a deep debossed lettering. Lacking frontispiece and Latin poems. While it has the separate titlepage for Comus (a.k.a. A Mask), it is lacking the one for the Latin Poemata. This 1645 collection of Milton's poetry was the only poetry of his to see print until Paradise Lost appeared in 1667. JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: S. Simmons, 1674. Second Edition. 12mo, , 333 pages; VG; bound in full maroon straight-grained morocco, spine with elaborate gilt tooling, gilt lettering; gilt text block; two different gilt rolls along borders; gilt roll on board edges, turn-ins; marbled endpapers; top edge pages cut close, with the margin sometimes being removed in its entirety, and part of the title and page number cut in half; second free endpaper has two small slivers of paper glued on, containing previous auction/bookseller descriptions of this volume; Small bookplate on front pastedown, with the seal of the Merrill family. Ffep has the Lalique Bookplate Emilie: a 4.5 inches in length paper decorated with leaves and the large name Emilie in the design as well as the R. Lalique signature in the plain border area. The Lalique Bookplate was designed especially for the American heiress Emilie Grigsby. A 1912 auction sale of her library in New York City stated that every book in the auction contained the bookplate specially designed for her by Rene Lalique. frontispiece portrait engraved by Dolle. The first issue in which the Poem is divided into twelve books (in former issue it was in ten books only). Also for the first time appears Andrew Marvell's Commendatory Poem "On Paradise Lost" JG consignment; shelved case 0.
[London]: Printed by Richard Bishop [and Robert Young], and are to be sold by Andrew Crooke, in St. Paules, Church-yard, 1640/1641. Second Folio Printing. Folios, 2 volumes; VG; rebacked with new calf spines, burgundy labels with gilt lettering, previous boards preserved; marbled endpapers; both volumes have previous owners name and information on sfep; For volume 1, the subsidiary plays each have separate dated title pages. That to "Poëtaster" has imprint "London, printed by Robert Young. M.DC.XL.". "Epigrammes" begins new pagination and register; otherwise pagination and register are continuous. Most of the parts have special title page with imprint: London, Printed by R. Bishop, 1640. "Poëtaster" has title page with imprint: "London, Printed by Robert Young, M.DC.XL.".; The title page is engraved and signed "Guliel[mus] Hole fecit".; Signatures: A-Kkk6 Lll4; 2A-2T6.; For volume 2, it consists of two volumes, 2 and 3, the former intended as a continuation of the first volume published in 1615. Vol. 2 was edited by the author, vol. 3 by Sir Kenelm Digby. The three plays comprising volume 2 ("Bartholmew [sic] Fayre", "The Diuell is an asse", and "The staple of nevves") each have separate title page with imprint "... printed by I[ohn]. B[eale]. for Robert Allot ... 1631"; "; Signatures: A6 B-M4 Aa-Cc4 2D-H4 2I6 N-Y4 Vol. 3 B-Q4, R2, S-X4, Y2, Z4, Aa-Oo4, Pp2, Qq4, 2A-K4, 2L2, 2M-R4, 3A-P4, 3Q2, 3R-V4. Closed tear to L4; CK consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Printed by J.M. for John Starkey, 1671. First Edition, Second Issue. Octavo, , 111, , 101  pages; VG; bound in polished diced brown calf, paneled spine with gilt ruled label and gilt lettering; blind roll to board edges; mild shelfwear; M1 has a small closed tear on the lower edge; complete collation with A², B-O⁸, P⁴, including rare N3 cancel leaf in Samson Agonistes, with fore edge wide and folded, license opposite title page (both with blank versos), Omissa followed by Errata and blank verso at rear; Second issue: With "loth" for "loah" on F2 Complete with license leaf and errata; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Tho. Dring, 1673. Second Edition. Octavo, , 165, , 117,  pages; VG; in contemporary binding, 1/4 bound in brown leather, paper boards; moderate wear to binding, including significant rubbing to boards, bumping to corners, chipping to head and tail of spine; browning as usual to pages; title page plus the following three pages show some tattering to the fore and lower edge, presumably from handling; leaf B1 has a chip missing to the lower fore corner; two small closed tears to C4; upper fore corner of second title page for Latin poems has a small closed tear; mathematics in ink on s8 margin; lacking rear endpaper; A⁴, A-S⁸; with deep printing; In 1673, a year before his death, Milton issued a revised and expanded edition of the Poems.; Signature of John Wigan on leaf A2, A2, B8, H7 (twice); HJ intials on front pastedown, title page, A1, JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Printed by H.H. for Henry Herringman, 1678. Second Edition. Square Octavo, , 44 pages; VG; bound in modern green paper boards, spine tattered with webbing visible, edges of boards fragile and chipping; bookplate of Spencer van Bokkelen Nichols on front pastedown; bookseller's catalogue description on ffep; name of Will Howler on title page; A-H4; ESTC Citation No. R224764, Wing D2374; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Printed by Miles Fletcher, for Richard Bently, 1688. Fourth Edition, Variant Imprint, First Folio Edition, First Illustrated Edition. Folio, [i], 343, ; VG-; newly rebound in full speckled calf, paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling; with frontispiece, plates 1-11, lacking plate 12; facsimile of plate 12 bound in; frontispiece has some rubbing and wear; plate 1 has been trimmed along the upper and fore edges, does not impact illustration, but does impact the plate mark; chip missing on plate 6, does not impact illustration; archival repair to rear of plates 4, 9, 11; two names in ink on title page; title page missing small chip on lower fore corner; some pages have mild smudging or staining; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: printed by Adam Islip, 1598. 4to., 8 1/2" x 12 1/2"; G; spine light brown leather with a red label and gilt lettering; spine has some scratches on body, wear to head and tail, cracking on edges; both boards blind-stamped with identical decorative motifs; worn tooling on both fore-edges of boards, top edge of front board, lower edge of rear board; bumping and peeling to corners; both boards have wear and scratches; general condition of the book is good, given the following defects; this copy is lacking the frontispiece, title page, and folio pages 20-23, 98-115, 158-160; the pagination of the following books shows duplication of pages but different text per page: third, fourth, fifth book of Boecius, Dreme of Chaucer; errors in page numbers Fol. 248-257; lacking pages Fol. 284-323, 338-339; Fol. 339 instead of Fol. 345; lacking pages Fol. 346-347, 349-350; Fol. 359 labeled Fol. 358; the last page of this volume is Fol. 382; This volume comes with the warning caveat emptor, as this book comes with a substantial amount of problems, and is sold as is and with all defects. While we have listed a number of said defects, it is a certainty that not all are listed, and as such we recommend caution; shelved case 3; Thomas Speght was a schoolmaster. His first edition of Chaucer's works appeared in 1598. It was printed by Adam Islip and brought out in three impressions: this one was printed 'at the charges of Thomas Wight'. Strictly speaking, it may be more correctly described as an augmented reprint of John Stow's edition of 1561. However, its additions are noteworthy in including the beginnings of editorial apparatus. This is quite clear from the title-page's list of new features: these include Chaucer's 'portraiture and progenie shewed'; 'his life collected'; 'arguments to every booke gathered'; 'old and obscure words explained'; 'authors by him cited, declared'; 'difficulties opened' and finally, 'two bookes of his, never before printed'. The biographical material was the first life of Chaucer to appear in English, and its details provided the basic facts of his standard biography until the middle of the Nineteenth Century. The two books 'never before printed' were The Floure and the Leafe and The Isle of Ladies (but called by Speght 'Chaucer's Dreame'). Neither of these works are now credited as being by Chaucer.
New York: Random House, 1930. Limited First Edition. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; beige/brown spine, gold text; cover has age toning along head edges, small stain at spine tail; textblock has staining on free endpapers and pastedowns, otherwise clean; pp 349.; Shelved case 0. This limited first edition of Frost's Collected Poems is number 80 of 1000 copies. The book is inscribed by Frost on the half title page to Anne and Robert von Moschzisker. It comes with two newspaper clippings detailing a literary award of $1000 Frost received in the home of Mr. and Mrs. von Moschzisker. The book also includes a sheet of paper with the hand-written address of Mrs. von Moschzisker and a three-page ALS dated December 22 from South Shaftsbury, Vermont, written to Anne from Elinor Frost. The letter is in an envelope affixed to the back pastedown of the book. In the letter, Elinor wishes Anne and Robert Christmas greetings and updates them on her Christmas plans. It also mentions the Literary award Frost received. This a truly special limited first edition collection of Frost's poems, which includes documents that provide insight into his personal life.
Londini [London]: Johannis Darby, 1690. First Edition. Octavo, xxxvi, 510 pages; VG: bound in full polished brown calf, paneled spine with red label and gilt lettering, gilt date on tail of spine; light scuff marks; title page soiled, frayed at outer blank edges, neatly backed, upper fore corner missing, slightly impacts double-ruled border but all text intact; leaves A3, A4, A5 frayed on edges; This is probably one of the few and Thick paper copies, as it is 1/4 inch taller than regular copies in contemporary calf, and the sheets bulk slightly over 1/4 inch thicker than regular paper copies. Collation: title page, A3-A8, a8, b2, B-Z8, Aa-Kk8, possibly missing either preliminary black A1 or page following title page; "Paradisum amissum", "Paradisum recuperatum", and "Samsonem Agonisten" each have separately dated title pages; pagination and register are continuous.; Wickenheiser 1759, Wing H2362, M2158, Coleridge 184, not in Kohler JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Privately printed by Bernard Quaritch, 1880. First Edition, Second Issue. Thin Quarto; VG-; Original yellow paper wraps bound in 3/4 green leather and cloth boards; Gilt lettering on spine; Thought by most to be written, not translated by Richard Burton, an early transcription of Sufi ideas; First and second issues thought to number only around 200-250 copies; Cracking at the hinges beginning, some separation of the boards and binding; bumping and fraying at the corners; Small tears and creasing to original wraps (tape repairs); Some spotting/foxing throughout, though text is clean; 33 pages. GP consignment, shelved in case 7.
London: Printed for John Starkey, 1680. Second Edition. 12mo, 132 pages, 4 pages ads; VG; bound in late 19th century full brown morocco, raised bands on spine, gilt lettering, triple-ruled turn-ins; all edges of text block gilt; small amount of rubbing to head and tail of spine; first leaf bears a license to print on verso; "Samson Agonistes" has seperate dated title page on E4 recto, pagination and register are continuous; A-H8, I2; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Boston: Light & Horton, 1834. First Edition. 12mo., 200pp.; VG-; spine green cloth with gilt lettering; spine faded, minor wear to gilt; bumping and small chipping to head and tail of spine; minor bumping and peeling to corners; some small amount of bubbling to boards; intermittent minor foxing throughout; 5 word stamp in purple ink on ffep, front pastedown; published when he was only 25, his first collection of poetry predates both his freemasonry connections and his military service; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Genova: [Appresso Girolamo Bartoli], 1590. Small Quarto, 11, , 255, , 71, , 40,  pages; G; bound in contemporary vellum, paneled spine, one panel with burgundy label and gilt lettering, one panel with black lettering; mild soiling and wear to vellum; illustrated title page, some early green coloring, lower fore corner missing a small chip; with 20 full-page plates, one bound at the beginning of each of the 20 cantos; the ninth and sixteenth plates have been pasted onto a new sheet and tipped in, presumably either from damage to the sheet or mating from another copy; EM consignment; shelved case 3.
Calais, Vermont: Z Press, 1999. First Limited Edition, Letter K. Octavo; VG; Sewn in original wrappers with label on the front cover. Book design by C. W. Swets. Set in Bembo type, printed on handmade papers by The Grenfell Press. One of 26 copies, letter K, signed by Jeff Clark on the colophon, with a tipped-in original linocut in black, gray, and beige numbered and signed by Jasper Johns in pencil) there were an additional 200 unsigned copies, without the linocut.) This is the first linoleum cut ever created by Johns. Apparently inspired by this work, Johns later produced several more prints in this media, they were exhibited by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.; shelved case 0.
Madrid; Barcelona: Filigrana. Sociedad Anonima De Ediciones Limitadas, 1977. Limited Edition, #346/1500. Folio, 216 pages; VG; bound in publisher's cream fabric and brown thread binding, black lettering; Nº 346 of a print run of 1500 copies, illustrated with nineteen color lithographs by Alberti, beautiful cover printed in Lyon, numbered by hand and signed by Rafael Alberti; four watermarks in the pages, of Lorca's signature, Alberti's signature, and the publisher/printer.; SB consignment; shelved above case 3.
Amsterdam: 1698. First Edition Thus. Tall Quartos, 3 volumes; VG; bound in modern 3/4 dark green/brown calf, marbled boards; paneled spines with burgundy labels, gilt lettering, gilt tooling to all compartments; very mild wear; 442 pages, + 872 pages (continuous pagination with volume 1), 363 pages; Engraved frontispiece portrait of Faithorne, half-title on verso of portrait, general title page in red and black, volume1 ; separate title pages for volumes 2 and three, each in black and white, variously dated 1694 to 1698, with title page of volume 3 reading "Joannis Miltoni Opera Omnia Latina...Amstelodami, Anno M.DC.XC.VIII,"; Wickenheiser 76, Wing M2087, Parker pages 1196-98, Coleridge 73, Kohler 519; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: S. Simmons, 1678. Third Edition. Octavo, 331 pages; VG; newly rebound in 1/4 brown leather, paneled spine with gilt lettering and gilt bordered panels, matching marbled boards and endpapers; Binder's mark for the Temple Bindery; with facsimile frontispiece bound in; A¹, A³, A⁴, B-X⁸, Y⁷. The last two leaves are blank but called for in the signatures., This copy is lacking Y⁸. Lacking leaf A², the commendatory poem entitled "In Paradisum amissam summi poetae Johannis Miltoni" by S.B. in Latin. Present are A¹, the title page, A³, with "On Paradise lost" by Andrew Marvell in English, and A⁴, "The Verse."; page number 240 misprinted as 140, text correct.; The following pages have the line numbers written in ink in the margins, in series of 5: 2-247. Some of those pages have the ink faded and barely visible. Text blocked trimmed along the top edge, occasionally cutting slightly into the title; Wide margins on fore and lower edge.; Name written in ink on title page, 'Charles Somerscales.; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Richard Bently, 1691. Fifth Edition, Adorn'd with Sculptures. Quarto, 336 pages; VG; bound in contemporary brown leather boards, rebacked with newer spine, paneled with black label and gilt lettering in one panel, others with a blind-stamped sun and border; gilt roll to board edges, partially worn off; , A-B², C-Z⁴, Aa-Uu⁴, Xx², ; Cc3, Kk1, Kk2, Mm1, have a small closed tear on lower edge, Gg1 has a large closed tear, Ll2 has a small piece of the lower fore corner missing, With engraved frontispiece by R. White, plus all 12 plates as called for, one per chapter, bound in opposite B¹, E⁴, I⁴, M⁴, R¹, V³, Aa¹, Cc⁴, Ff², Ll¹, Pp³, Tt¹; the 12 engraved illustrations are from the 1688 edition.; Wickenheiser 610, Wing M2149 records two copies only in England, Williamson 53, Coleridge 94a, Parker pages 1190-91, Kohler 7; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Printed for John Smethwicke, 1637. 16mo., 487pp.; VG; spine brown leather with gilt lettering, bound in brown leather; mild bumping and wear to corners, spine; first title page has a small chip to the top edge, cutting off the top third of the 'GLAN' in England, has been repaired; some pages have signs of repair; "Englands heroicall epistles" and "The legends of Robert, Duke of Normandie. Matilda, the faire. Pierce Gaveston, Earl of Cornwall. Thomas Cromwel, Earle of Essex" have separate dated title pages, pagination and register are continuous; very sparse pencil marks; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Berlin: Euphorian Verlag, 1923. Limited Edition, #52/100. Folio, unpaginated; G+; bound in publisher's vellum, blue lettering on cover and spine; mild soiling to boards, moderate bowing; interior clean; Binding signed by Euphorion Einband in Berlin on rear pastedown; slight offsetting to front endpapers from vellum; text in German; shelved case 11.
Dublin: George Grierson, 1724. Eleventh Edition, Seventh Edition; First Irish Editions. Small Octavo, [xii], 315 pages, 61,  pages, ; VG; bound in contemporary brown leather, 19th century rebacking to spine, paneled with black label and gilt lettering; separate title pages, pagination restarts; Ffep, frontispiece, PL title page loose within, but attached to each other; PL title page has a name written in top margin, long strip missing along the second line, replaced with a backstrip pasted to rear of title page; Paradise Lost has some underlining throughout; First appearance of 12 folding plates for Paradise Lost after J(ames). Gwim, plus frontispiece; all plates present and intact.; Wickenheiser 619; Coleridge 174a (indicating rarity, especially the two poems together), Not in Kohler; A rare edition; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
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.
Paris: Chez Defer de Maisonneuve, rue du Foin S. Jacques, no. 11, 1792. First Edition Thus. Quartos, 2 volumes; G; bound in 3/4 dark green leather, paneled spines with gilt and black tooling, marbled boards and endpapers; binding for volume 1 detached from text block, but boards and spine still attached to each other; very mild foxing to interior; with plates 1-3, 5-12, lacking plate 4; plate 7 bound in the middle of book 9; plates with tissue-guards; Text in both English and French, verso English and recto French; Prose translation by N.F. Dupré de Saint-Maur, rev. by C.J. Chéron de Boismorand--cf. British Museum Catalogue. Also attrituted to Louis Racine - cf. Bibliothèque Nationale Catalogue.; "Vie de Milton," p. [i]-viii.; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1941 . First Trade Edition, Second Printing. Octavo, 436 pages; VG-; bound in publisher's beige buckram,, brown label to spine with gilt lettering; mild rubbing and wear to boards, mild age-toning to edges; slight age-toning to interior, primarily to endpapers; Inscribed on ffep by Frost, dated April, 1942, Vermont. The inscription includes the last four lines of 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening', "The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep."; PB consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 248,  pages ads; VG-/none; bound in publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering and black tooling to spine and front cover; spine cocked; slight age-toning and sun-fading to spine, mild wear and rubbing; with tipped in INSCRIBED bookplate to ffep, inscribed by Edgar Lee Masters, October 9, 1936. Loose within is the letter and return envelope the recipient wrote to Masters asking for him to sign his book.; shelved case 0.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2001. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 185 pages; VG/VG; spine burgundy with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$22.95'; very slight wear; SIGNED flat on half-title page by Sir Paul McCartney; BL consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1924. First Edition, First State. Octavo, 99 pages; VG/Fair; bound in publisher's blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and gilt characters to covers; Dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, numerous tears along hinges, mild chipping to head and tail of spine, three pieces of non-archival tape to inside of dust jacket; mild cocking to boards; boards bright, with minimal fading or rubbing; top edge of text block gilt; First state book with no "ix" on the contents page; Early dust jacket, with '7/6 net' on spine, but with James Douglas review on front flap; LD consignment; shelved case 2.
Dublin: George Faulkner, 1746. Octavos, 8 volumes; VG; slightly acid-washed brown leather boards, re-backed with new spines, brown leather with paneled spines, black label spine and gilt lettering; boards have a double-ruled gilt border, gilt roll to board edges; marbled text blocks, endpapers; moderate rubbing and bumping to boards; frontispiece to volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4.; some pencil writing to endpapers; name to title page of all volumes; The general title page is dated 1746; the separate title-pages to volumes 5 and 6 is 1741, volumes 1 and 4 is 1742, volume 3 is 1743, volume 2 is 1744, volume 8 is 1746, volume 7 is 1751, TB consignment; shelved above General American History.
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1957. First Edition, First State. thin 8vo., 86 pp., VG/VG; DJ black with white illustration, white lettering to spine; mild wear to covers, particularly to back cover; very mild rubbing to edges of DJ; mild foxing to margins of back flap; price uncut "$3.00" to top right-hand corner of front flap; DJ protected by mylar; black cloth boards, gold lettering to spine faded), text legible; text to spine reads from head to tail of spine as done in Europe, indicating a First State; bumping/rubbing to head and tail of spine; rubbing/mild foxing to edges and corners of boards, mild rubbing to boards; mild age-toning/foxing to text-block; aged paste staining to endpapers; INSCRIBED by Lord to ffep; interior clean; Howard's second book published by Arkham House as a limiting printing of 536, with 436 First State copies and 100 Second State copies; LP consignment; shelved Case 3, Dupont.
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1977. Advance Review Copy. Octavo, 307 pages; VG; yellow paper wraps, plain spine; with original acetate jacket; Book has been SIGNED flat by Bukowski on the title page; Some minor shelf wear along the edges of the boards; stamped 'Advanced Review Copy' on ffep; Shelved case 2.
Lucca, Italy: 1728. fourth edition. Small octavo in vellum with substantial damage and loss; title page vignette; text block stained throughout (perhaps from its proximity to the beverage that constitutes the subject of the book!) but clear and readable; this is an early rendition of Francesco Redi's famous poem on wine; in Italian; from Catholic Encyclopedia: "Redi's poem is thought to have its beginning in a drinking session at the Academia della Crusca in 1666. The situational irony of this learned body in a state of inebriation is transferred to Redi's verse as the praises of solemn literati are sung by a drunken Bacchus. The poem is filled with references to classical as well as contemporary wine-making practices." In 1654 [Redi] went to Florence, where he acted as physician to the Grand dukes Ferdinand II and Cosimo III. He was constantly engaged in experiments intended to improve the practice of medicine and surgery, and yet found leisure for much literary work..."; shelved in Case 0.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2009. Limited Edition, #217/425. Folio, 554 pages.; VG; bound in fine cream genuine leather with bright gilt spine title; gilt text block; marbled endpapers; silk ribbon; housed in publishers green clamshell case; with Declaration of Authenticity loose within, containing matching limitation number; printed on Mohawk Ultrafelt warm white paper specially milled by Mohawk fine Papers; bound in Specially-crafted leather imported from Italy; Contains the complete works of Chaucer, including the Canturbury Tales, all 87 woodcuts by renowned Victorian-era artist, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, the borders, decorations, and initials drawn by William Morris himself, the unique typeface created by Morris specifically for this masterpiece, a magnificent Morris-designed cover; in excellent condition; heavy, please contact for shipping costs; shelved above case 3.
London: Nattali and Bond, ca. 1820 and 1855. Second edition; Ninth edition for volumes II and III. Octavo in dark green leather with six-band embossed leather spine and gold letters; vols. II and III rebound in 1/2 dark brown cloth and leatherette spine; VG; one volume with general fraying and soiling on boards; strong bindings; dusty, deckle edges; slight discoloration and offsetting from illustrations; vol. III has open gutter in front and stains on title page and frontispiece; text clean; shelved in Case # 0; please contact us for shipping costs.
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1950. First Edition. thin 8vo., 70 pp., VG/VG; DJ black with white illustration, tan lettering (age-toned) to spine, text legible; rubbing to head and tail of spine and corners of DJ; price uncut "$2.10" to top right-hand corner of front flap; DJ protected by mylar; black cloth boards, gold lettering to spine; mild bumping to head and tail of spine, mild cocking to spine; mild rubbing to boards, edges, and corners of boards; aged paste staining to endpapers; interior clean; Drake's first book and the only one published by Arkham House as a limited printing of 553 copies, of which 300 were given to the author, leaving only 252 copies for distribution; LP consignment; shelved Case 3, Dupont.
London: Jacob Tonson, 1701. First edition. Thick, tall quarto rebound in light brown leather; VG; six-bands embossed spine with heavy gilt and gold letters; high quality rebound; minimal soiling; slight fraying on bottom spine; blue moire end pages; gilt edges; previous owner's name on first title page; original paper in good condition; each book has a dedication page; rare and in good condition; shelved in Case #7; please contact us for shipping costs.
New York: Harper & Row, 1984. First Edition, First Printing. Thick Octavo, 837 pages; VG-/VG-; spine red with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut ''$27.50', mild closed tears and rubbing; slight rubbing to text block; full page New Year inscription opposite of title page, plus dated inscription on title page, dated January 8m 1985. Both inscriptions are to Jerry Aronson, director of the documentary 'Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg'. ..."I hope your film doesn't get tangled in ideas but can be straightforward chronology if that's possible."; consignment; shelved case 0.
Lyon: Ioannes Pullonus, 1547. Duodecimo in contemporary vellum boards. vellum boards are very thin and have become a little wrinkled, some soiling to boards as well, hinges starting, paste-down's coming loose, pages age-toned with occasional foxing, 177 pp. Description on title page mentions additional authors included: "Adiecimus insuper familiares Formulas, ac nonullos Erasmi Dialogos puerorum exercitatione perutiles. Sed & vocum aliquot ineptarum Catorthosin, ac compendium elegantiarum Hadriani Cardin. ab eodem Augusto Botta collectum. Atque haec omnia ne quis sibi ne quis sibi ad bonas literas deesse posthac existimet." TEXT IN LATIN. [Shelved Case 3 with vellum books, a thin volume].
London: Thomas Maxey for Andrew Crook, at the green-Dragon in S. Paul's Church-yard, 1650. First thus. 12mo; vg/none; tan cloth spine with black text; quarter-bound style with green boards; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; edges, tinted red; 420 pp.; gathered in eights, A1 through Dd 4; age-toning; neat modern binding; original text block; else very good; --[Published a year after its first English issue in 1649 printed by T.R. and E.M. for John Crook]. Shelved in Case #4.
Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson, 1760. Third Baskerville Edition. large Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in original full brown leather, spines paneled with elaborate gilt accents and lettering; boards have a single gilt rule; blind roll to board edges and turn-ins; text blocks stained red; some wear and rubbing to boards, slight cracking to hinges; interiors clean; ii, lxii, 416 pages; xix, v, 390 pages; With scarce list of Subscribers, including Benjamin Franklin; Wickenheiser 702 703, Coleridge 123 203, Kohler 38 198; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Lübeck: L. Jauchen, 1642. First Edition. 8vo., 670 pages, ; VG; newly rebacked, previous spine and boards preserved; cracked brown leather spine, black label with gilt lettering; paper boards, gilt seal embossed on front cover; moderate wear to boards; illustrated title page; second front endpaper has a full-page handwritten biography of Paul Fleming in German; possible ex-library, with stamp on recto of title page for Biblioth. Regia. Berolinensi.; small green stamp on recto of title page and on last page, reading "Friedr Wilh. / Pfeiffer / Breslau"; Richard Friedrich Johannes Pfeiffer (1858-1945) was a German physician and bacteriologist, known for his many fundamental discoveries in immunology and bacteriology. Among them, he discovered bacteriolysis and it went on to be known as the Pfeiffer Phenomenon. Later in life he held the chair of hygiene in Breslau from 1909-1925, when he retired.; Fleming's Teutsche Poemata (Poems in German), was published posthumously in 1642, and was later renamed Geistliche und weltliche Gedichte (Spiritual and Secular Poems); shelved case 0.
London: W. Griffin, 1770. First edition. Quarto; vg+/none; brown leather spine with no text; ex libris, bookplate, front pastedown; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 23 pp.; illus. frontispiece, "The sad historian of the pensive plain", oval engraving, title-page; light age-toning; text block edges, gilt; endpapers, blue marbling; front fly leaves, loose but holding; boards, gilt borders, inside, double lines; outside, singles; board edges, gilt; panels, rubbed; chipping; else very good. Case #0.
London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1920. First Edition. 4to., 128pp.; VG; spine vellum with gilt lettering and a gilt geometric design tooled on; bound in full vellum with gilt pictorial of a young lady and title; frontispiece; of the limited endition of 250 copies signed by the illustrator, this is number 69; top edge of text block gilt, others uncut; 12 color plates and 12 monotone plates; DC consignment; shelved case 14.
Romae: Joannes Zempel, 1763-1765. Large Paper Edition. Folios, 3 volumes; VG-; bound in 3/4 contemporary brown calf, marbled boards, paneled spines with gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling to others; rubbing and wear to boards, bumping to some board edges, chipping to head of spine on volume 3; bookplates to front pastedowns on each volume; half-titles to each volume; water-damage to upper fore corner of volumes 1 and 2, minimally impacts text; >br> Volume 1 full page by Marco Carloni Romano Inuento, plus 44 vignettes, woodcuts, and engraved title letters; Volume 2 full page by Carlus Vanlö, Franc. Barbazza incidit, full page map of the Mediterranean, plus 60 vignettes, woodcuts, and engraved title letters; Volume 3 full page by Ignazio Benedetti Scal. in Roma plus 57 vignettes, woodcuts, and engraved title letters.; TB consignment; shelved above case 3.
Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1842. First edition. Set of two 10mos in dark green leather with gold gilt on spine; VG; marbled end pages; penciled inscription on ffep; previous owner's name on title page; dusty edges; strong binding; paper and clean text in tight print; pp. 233; shelved in Case 0; GP consignment.
Paris: A. and W. Galignani, 1829. First Edition. 8vo. (9.7 x 6 inches), 225pp., 275pp., 75pp.; VG-; spine green faded to black with a printed paper tan label and black lettering, publishers binding; sporadic foxing throughout; cracking on spine edges; engraved frontispiece, with portraits of the three poets, by J. T. Wedgewood, printed on india paper and mounted onto a blank leaf.; 6 pp of publishers adverts, half-title, frontis , title page, publishers note leaf, xi, , 225, , xi, , 275, , vii, , 75 pp.; text printed in double column; chipping and rubbing to the edges and spine, head and tail of spine chipped, corners peeling; This volume constitutes the first collected edition of Keats and only the second collected works of Coleridge & Shelley (although only volume 1, issued in 5 parts, of the 1826 edition of Shelley's works was issued and the edition was not completed) and contains works published here for the first time from all three poets. Each poets work is preceded by a short life of the author. The memoir of Keats is by Leigh Hunt. Although Keats' literary executor, Charles Armitage Brown disliked Hunt's portrayal of his friend, his own account of Keats life was not ready in time for this edition and would not see publication for another 108 years in 1937. He did, however send some unpublished poems in his possession for inclusion in the volume. The memoir of Shelley was written by Mary Shelley, who also helped the publication of this edition by allowing the publisher access to his papers. Although this volume was published by the Galignanis in Paris, avoiding the British copyright and meaning no royalties would be due, they did have the co-operation of family members and literary friends of all three poets when assembling this impressive volume.; shelved case 0.
London: William Tegg, 1859. Small Quarto; VG; reddish brown spine with gilt title to spine and front; cloth has some fraying to corners, slight wear to boards; text block has all gilt edges, slight cracking to rear gutter, signs of repair to gutters and edges; illustrated with 47 etchings; RL Consignment.
London: John Murray, 1832. First Thus. 17 Small Octavos; VG to VG-; Black leather spines with gilt lettering and designs, 5 raised bands on spine; All edges gilt; Some peeling at the joints, bumping to corners; Previous owner's bookplates; Text clean yet toned; SHELVED over monographs; NOTE: Heavy set, please contact us for international or priority shipping; GP Consign.
India: Kalakshetra Press, 1983. First Edition. Folio; VG-; Blue-green cloth spine with gilt lettering; SIGNED By Clemente on the limitation page and INSCRIBED with a drawing by Allen Ginsberg to the filmmaker Jerry Aronson [director of documentary on Ginsberg] and dated 1994. Number 64 of a limited edition of 1,111. Some bubbling of the cloth front and back, general edge wear; Interior clean; JA consign; Shelved above case 2.