Boston: Isaiah Thomas, 1813. 12mo., 214 pages; VG-; bound in contemporary speckled calf blat spine with red label and fading gilt lettering; moderate wear and rubbing to boards; names in ink on front pastedown; lacking ffep; title page has name in ink on top of page; mild age-toning throughout; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
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London: William Pickering, 1830. 8vo, unpaginated; VG; paneled black spine with gilt tooling and lettering; some wear on edges, head, and tail of spine; 90 engravings; paneled gilt tooling on border of boards; gilt tooling on board edges and turn-ins; textclear; text block gilt; red ribbon; translations into 5 languages of passages; marbled endpapers; some shelfwear; GP consignment; shelved case 7.
Poson: Royer János, 1722. Octavo, , 366, ; G-; bound in brown leather, plain paneled spine; moderate wear and rubbing to boards and spine, including folding to lower fore corner of front cover, rear board splitting along top edge, chipping to head and tail of spine, cracking to leather; some chipping to page edges; slight water stain to upper fore corner of first few pages; very slight bookworm damage from pages 355-end; written in Old Hungarian; HS consignment.
New York: American Bible Society, 1878. First Edition. Octavo, 445 pages; G+; bound in blind-stamped black cloth, gilt lettering to spine; some wear and rubbing to boards, especially along hinges; newspaper stain on pages 402/403; mild foxing to endpapers; name written on second free endpaper; YF consignment; shelved case 10;.
Amsterdam: Elzevier, 1655. First edition. 12mo in vellum with flattened corners; VG; moderate soiling or shelf wear and strong binding; ex-libris plate on second front page; pencil and ink inscriptions on back of front board and first end page; dusty edges; clean text in very tight print; two volumes in one book; scarce; this book was published in English in 1656 as "Men before Adam" and burned in public in Paris before La Peyrere recanted and converted to Catholicism; contains a folded map of the Holy Land, in very good condition; shelved in Case # 3; VK consignment.
London: Printed by John W. Folsom, for E. Larkin; Printed by J. W. Folsom, for J. Boyle, and D. West, and E. Larkin, 1789. Thick 10mo., 317, , 265, xii; Fair; bound in early full calf, significant rubbing and wear to boards, cracking and chipping to spine, rear board detached; gutter open in several spots; contemporary names on front pastedown, rear endpapers; age-toning and mild foxing to interior; both parts have separate title pages; some chipping to edges of first title page; LM consignment; shelved case 4.
London: Printed by Roger Norton, for Richard Royston, 1677. Fourth Edition. Folio, , XLIV, , 883 pages; G; bound in 3/4 brown leather, marbled boards; paneled spine with burgundy label and gilt lettering; rebacked with new spine; rubbing and wear to boards; ex-library of the Protestant Episcopal Theological School of Massachusetts, with two bookplates on front pastedown, stamp to title page, writing to verso of title page; large stain to half-title; large closed tear to XLI, 2 large closed tears to printer's mark on title page; chipping to edges of half-title, title, editors note; slight waviness to pages; split into four books, each with an independent title page; signature of Charles Mason on half-title page JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Tubingen: Johann Georg und Christian Gottsried Cotta, 1730. Folio, , 656 pages; VG; bound in contemporary vellum, moderate soiling and rubbing to vellum; small bookworm damage to first 20 pages, last 10 pages; engraved dedicatory frontispiece signed by Johann Georg Cotta, featuring Jesus looking down upon Moses receiving the Ten Commandments; volume ends after Solomon; with four plates, including a 2 plate spread of Palestine and a 2 page spread of Jerusalem; EH consignment.
Oxford: John Baskett / T. Wood and S. Palmer, 1719/1723. Thick Small Quarto, unpaginated; VG; bound in contemporary brown leather, paneled spine with no lettering; boards diced; moderate rubbing and wear to binding; some margins cute close but without loss to text; 6 lines of ink writing to verso of ffep; mild age-toning to pages; The Book of Common Prayer: Printed by John Baskett in 1719, The Holy Bible: Printed by John Baskett in 1723, The Whole Book of Psalms: Printed by T. Wood and S. Palmer in 1723; EH consignment; Case 4.
Lipsiae & Francofurti; Utopiae: Sumptibus Jo. Caspari Mayeri, 1690; . First German Edition; Later Edition. 12mo., , 292 pages, , 223 pages; VG; bound in vellum, faded lettering to spine; mild wear and rubbing; ink writing to ffep, second rear endpaper; separate title page for Epistolae, published in Utopiae 1672; text in Latin; First Edition of Literae Nomine published in Germany; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Halle: Verlegt im Wäysen-hause, 1728. Thick Square Octavo, , 1448 pages, ; VG; bound in contemporary vellum, moderate soiling and staining, faded black ink lettering to spine; small crack to upper edge of front hinge; text block red; with engraved frontispiece; lower edge of title page has publication information slightly trimmed; interior clean; text block red; EH consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1940. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., vi, 78pp.; G+/G+; spine green with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$1.50'; dust jacket has chipping along head and tail of spine, 'H' and 'K' missing from authors name, all edges have some wear; small stain to lower front fore corner; lower edge of rear board has some bite marks, presumably mice, where part has been slightly chewed away, lower half of fold on dust jacket has been separated, with the damage occurring along the entire flap; price on front flap has been crossed out and a small stamp reads 'NET $1'; INSCRIBED on ffep by Helen Keller, in her block lettering; WK consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Printed by E. M. for the Company of Stationers, 1658. Second Edition. 8vo., 329pp.; VG; paneled brown spine with red label and gilt lettering; spine rebound; moderate bumping and shelfwear to boards; single bookworm hole from front pastedown through to page 30, on upper corner near gutter; inscriptions on ffep; "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons Assembled at Parliament, for the Calling of an Assembly." 16pp., and "A Table of the Chief Points Spoken to in the Confession." 8pp., bound in at rear; EH consignment; shelved case 3.
Antuerpiae [Antwerp]: Apud Hieronymum Verdussen, 1652. First Edition. 12mo, , , 175 pages; VG; bound in contemporary green paper boards, largely aged to beige; plain spine; stain to front cover; starting on page 95, someone has hand-inked corrections to the page number references; collation: *8, A-G12, H4 complete; arms devise on title page; Wickenheiser III:33, Coleridge 401; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
1844. 12mo., unpaginated; VG; bound in brown leather, gilt tooling to front and rear covers; spine has been repaired, and is now brown leather with no lettering or tooling; title page is an elaborate blue, red, and gilt page; 15-line naskh, signed al-Buruduri, of the pupils od al-Hajji Ahmad al-Fawzi, dated A.H. 1260; text in Arabic; NA consignment; shelved case 3.
Basileæ: In officina Frobeniana, 1542. Folio, , 816 pages,  pages index; VG; bound in contemporary full vellum, paneled spine with faded ink lettering to head of spine, full tooling to boards, partial beveling to edges; bound with two clasps, majority of lower clasp missing, upper clasp present; slight scraping to text block from clasp; woodcut printer's device on title page and verso of final leaf; woodcut initials; colophon on verso of final leaf; text in Latin with sections in Greek; wide margins; no bookplates or previous owners markings; index in rear; This edition is part 2 of "Nouum Testamentum iam quintum ac postremum accuratissima cura recognitum à Des. Erasmo Roterodamo cum annotationibus ... Basileae, 1541 [1542 - cf. colophon].; consignment; shelved case 4.
New York: Printed by James Parker, 1767. 8vo., 479pp., 148pp.; G+; contemporary leather binding, spine paneled brown leather, top three of six panels have significant amount of leather gone, showing binding underneath; back board splitting from text but still attached, missing leather continues from spine onto back bard, upper quadrant next to spine missing leather; text good with some individual foxing stains; 479 pages of hymns, followed by 148 pages including 143 pages of text, title page and verso, statement of purpose of the printing and a page containing musical scales for individuals desirous of participating in singing the hymns; Inscription by Jacob R. Hardenburgh on ffep attesting to the books purchase for the use of the Bedminster Congregation dated 1774 with later inscriptions by two other church members. Hardenburgh was the first appointed President of Queen's College (Rutgers University); EH consignment; shelved case 3.
Ephrata: Verlags der Bruderschafft, 1748. First Edition. Large thick folio; VG; bound in contemporary black leather, metal corners and broken hinges, repaired with new plain black leather paneled spine; some foxing throughout; some mild wear to fore edge of text block; with engraved frontispiece and title page vignette; collation: , A-G4, A-Z4, 2A-2Z4, 3A-3O4, A-Z4, 2A-2Z4, 3A-3Z4, 4A-4Z4, 5A-5Z4, 6A-6G4; text in German.; MW consignment; shelved in Case 4.
Witebergae [Wittenberg]: 1531. First Edition. Small quarto (7.125 x 5.5 inches; 182 x 140 mm.).  leaves. Signatures: A-E4 F6 G² h4 I-N4 O² P-2V4(-2V4, blank). Bound without blank leaf 2V4; 2A2 signed "A2." Printer and date of publication from colophon on 2V3 recto. Apologia Confessionis has separate title-page (G1 recto), with "Emenda" beneath the title. Decorative and historiated woodcut initials. Later quarter calf with black paper-covered boards; all edges trimmed and stained blackish-blue; plain endpapers, double-flyleaves at front, single at the rear. Front board detached but for single string at bottom; calf mostly gone; edges worn; corners softened; scuffing to boards; loose electrical tape affixed to bottom of rear board, curling over spine. Front free endpaper and first flyleaf completely detached. Repairs to inner hinges; label pulled up from front pastedown. Split between gatherings V and Z, starting between leaves 2T3 and 2T4, 2V2 and 2V3. Minor thumbsoiling scattered throughout text; some toning; occasional foxing. Text very good in just good binding. Housed in custom black cloth clamshell with red spine label stamped in gilt. [Augsburg Confession]. Confessio fidei exhibita invictiss. Imp. Carolo V. Caesari Aug. in Comiciis Augustae, Anno M. D. XXX. Addita est Apologia Confessionis [by Philipp Melancthon]. Beide, Deudsch und Latinisch. Wittenberg: [Impressum per Georgium Rhau, 1531]. First edition of the Augsburg Confession, containing the Latin texts of the Confessio and Melanchton's Apologia. Although the title-page states that it contains both the Latin and German texts, this first edition contains Latin text only (the German translation by Justus Jonas was added slightly later). Catalog entry tipped to front pastedown from "J. J. Lentnersche Hofbuchhandlung (E. Stahl), München," "Lager-Katalog Nr. 8." Annotations throughout the text in at least two, possibly as many as four different hands, including a couple of manicules. Several early ink ownership inscriptions on the title-page, the earliest that of "Theodorus Backhusius Possessor," who was pastor at Oldenberg (d. 1625); followed by "Vogt 1735," "JFG Olbers 1766" and "H. Meere." Recto of front free endpaper bears ink manuscript notes that seem to be from nineteenth-century New Testament commentator H. A. W. Meyer [Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer (1800-1873)], dated 1868; verso with additional notes, signed by his son "Professor Dr. [Gustav] Meyer," dated "7 Januar 1883." Bookseller's ticket of Schaeffer & Koradi, Philadelphia. Neuser, Bibliographie, 8. See VD16 C 4734 and C 4735. Sold together with a copy of Neuser's Bibliographie der Confessio Augustana und Apologie, 1530-1580. Nieuwkoop: De Graaf Publishers, 1987.; BK consignment; shelved case 3.
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.