Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1984. Octavo; pp 291; G-/paperback; light blue spine with black and white text; covers have slight rubbing to exterior; crease to spine; lightly sunned spine; slight stain to rear; intact panels; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; marker mark inside front cover; frontispiece; defect to gutter at pp 66-67; interior clean; illustrated;.
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Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988. First. First Edition from University of Chicago; Octavo; VG- Paperback; Dark Red spine with White and Orange text; Covers have some edgewear, some shelfwear, small scratch on front cover, previous store's price sticker on rear cover, two small scratches on back cover; Textblock clean save some age toning; 279 pp.
Westport: Greenwood Press, 1985. Octavo; G+; Ex-library; Hardcover; Spine, red with silver print; Boards in red cloth with silver print, light wear to spine caps and corners, slight blemishes on front and rear, else clean and strong; Text block has slight spotting to top edge, library stamp on front flyleaf and title page verso, else clean and tight; xxviii, 515 pages.
Brisbane, New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1985. First Edition. Octavo; pp 141; VG/paperback; dark beige spine with black and red text; covers have mild wear to exterior; lightly sunned spine; intact panels; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated; inscribed by author;.
Ottawa: Edmond Cloutier, 1949. Octavo; pp 364; G/Fair; red spine with ivory text; dust jacket shows noticeable wear to exterior; slightly sunned exterior; several chips to edges; small price sticker to rear; cloth has modest shelf wear to exterior; lightly bumped corners; slight worn spine edges and fore corners; sturdy boards; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; text in French;.
New York: Holmes & Meier Publishers Inc., 1986. Octavo; VG/VG; Hardcover with dust jacket; Cream spine with navy blue text; Dust jacket has minor marks and scratches to the front and rear; Boards, save minor bumping to the corners and tips, are clean and binding is solid; top edge is slightly frayed and has slight foxing otherwise text block is clean; 268p.
Memphis: Gryphon Books for Writers, 1999. First edition. Octavo; First edition; VG-; Hardcover; Spine, blue with white print; Boards in glossy illustrated paper, light wear to corners and spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the half-title page; 219 pages.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1927. Ninth edition. Octavo; Ninth edition, third impression 1929; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, wear to corners, hinges, and spine caps, staining to front and spine, scratching to rear; Text block has name in ink on front pastedown and half-title page, clean text; ix, 400 pages, illustrated (samples of type/fonts).
Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1935. Fourth Edition (Revised and Enlarged). 8vo, vii, 126 pages; VG-; gray cover with black print, bump to lower right corner with creasing throughout, some spotting, small tear at base of spine; interior clean but for slight spotting, some foxing on page edges; at head of title: "United States Department of the Interior ... Geological Survey."
Toronto: The Macmillan Company, 1969. Octavo; First printing; G+/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue and red with gold and blue print; DJ has edgewear, small closed tear to rear top spine corner, light toning to spine, small smudge on spine and smudging to front, creasing on flaps; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, light wear to spine caps and corners, peripheral toning, else clean and strong; Text block has pink tinted top edge, vendor stamp on rear pastedown, else clean and tight; ix, 340 pages.
Springfield: The Home Correspondence School, 1929. New and Revised edition. Octavo; New and revised edition; G/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, tan with black print; DJ has heavily toned spine and flap folds, price-clipped tears to rear hinge, edgewear; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, light wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has book plate and small photograph adhered to front flyleaf with blue-penciled vendor price, else clean and tight; xiv, 435 pages.
Philadelphia: S. Probasco, 1829. 12mo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print on black band; Cover in brown leather, spine head torn away, torn along rear hinge, wear to corners and spine tail, spotting; Text block has spotting to edges, significant foxing throughout; “Advertisement to the ninth edition”— page 7; 306 pages.
New York: Collins & Hannay, 1819. Eighth American, from the last Edinburgh edition. Octavo; Eighth American, from the last Edinburgh edition; Fair/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown leather with gold print; Boards in brown leather, wear to corners, edges, hinges and spine caps, rubbing, shelfwear; Text block missing front endpapers, ink and pencil names to front pastedown, title page, rear endpapers, and first and last pages, rear flyleaf torn at bottom, spare amount of pencil notation within, pages puckering and heavily foxed; 500 pages.
New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1986. Quarto; pp 404; G/no-DJ; gray spine with black text; this volume only; cloth shows slight shelf wear to exterior; minor rubbing to edges; strong boards; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated pastedowns.
Chicago: Hill Standard Book Co., Publishers, 1888. Thick Quarto; pp 581; G; lightly sunned red pictorial spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth shows moderate wear to exterior; black and gilt decorative front; worn edges and joints; beveled edges; sturdy boards; text block exterior edges painted red; illustrated endpapers; frontispiece; illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1947. First Edition. Thin octavo, 96 pages, VG-/VG; blue DJ, white lettering: mild overall wear to DJ, "$2.00" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; red cloth boards, gold lettering to spine: mild overall wear to boards, light soiling to edges of boards, bumping to tail; mild age-toning/soiling to endpapers, signature by previous owner in pencil to ffep; interior clean, white gloss leaves, text somewhat faded yet clear and legible; "First Edition" stated to copyright page; NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1865. Octavo; G/no-DJ; Navy spine with gilt text; Cloth has slightly sunned spine with rubbing wear along edges and corners, as well as rubbing on exterior, however panels are sturdy and intact; Text block shows some darkening due to age with previous owners' name & plate on front pastedown, slight writing at head edge of title page and slight cracking along binding at front & rear hinges, small sticker on rear pastedown, overall pages are unmarked and fully bound; pp 780.
New York: The Viking Press, 1956. First Edition. Octavo, 306 pages, G+/G; olive green pictorial DJ, white/red/maroon lettering: heavy wear to DJ, closed tears and chipping to edges of covers, rubbing and age-toning visible to back cover, moderate foxing to edges of flaps, "$3.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; quarter-bound, light orange cloth spine, matte black paper boards, black lettering: mild fading to edges of boards; boards somewhat shaken/cocked, light vertical crease down middle of spine, binding sturdy; red top faded, age-toning to fore- and bottom-edges; mild age-toning to interior (mostly to margins), text clear and legible; shelved in Sports.
New York: Ruder Finn Press, 2010. First Edition. square 4to., 517 pp., VG-/VG-; DJ, red spine with white lettering; approx. 1/2" closed tear to bottom edge of front cover; wear/creasing to corners, closed tear to bottom corner of front cover; "$85.00 US" to back cover; pale yellow cloth boards, depressed pale yellow lettering to spine; back board cocked; bumping to corners, particularly to bottom corner of back board; black scuffing to bottom edges of boards; text-block somewhat waved, black scuff mark to fore-edge; interior clean, many glossy plates of Henry's works; INSCRIBED to ffep: "Glen / Well finally this is it. Let me know what you think. Thank you for all you have done for the ISC - you have consistently pulled rabbits out of a hat month after month for years. You know I have always had a deep respect for what you do even if we don't always agree. All the very best / Peace and good health, John Henry / Feb. 2011"; "ISC" likely stands for International Sculpture Center, a non-profit based in Hamilton, NJ, of which Henry is a Chairman Emeritus; "Glen" likely refers to Glenn Harper, Executive Editor of Sculpture, the ISC's monthly magazine, with offices based in Washington, DC, who wrote a review of Henry's book posted to Sculpture magazine's website in March 2011; John Raymond Henry is a contemporary sculptor best known for monumental and large-scale public artworks, including the largest contemporary metal sculpture in the United States; copy includes sealed DVD affixed to back paste-down; shelved Front Table.
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.
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1814. First Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; 3/4 bound in contemporary polished calf by J. Larkins with their stamp, marbled boards and endpapers, spines paneled with red and green labels with titling, other panels gilt; some rubbing and wear to boards; folding frontispiece to volume 1; with engravings; shelved above US Regional.
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.
New York: G. P. Putnam and Co., 1853. First Edition. 8vo., 366pp.; VG; bound in original brown cloth, paneled spine with gilt lettering, embossing to cloth; all edges of text block gilt; mild wear and rubbing to boards; marbled endpapers; bookplate on front pastedown; contains engraved title page, 19 steel engraved plates including frontispiece, 16 facsimiles of manuscripts, 15 hand-colored mounted proof-paper illustrations; contains a handwritten letter, torn naturally along creases, detailing the gift of this book to a Anna Kelsey. Anna Halleck Kelsey was a teacher of Elocution and English literature towards the end of the nineteenth century.; shelved case 12.
London: Henry Colburn, 1814. Octavos, 2 volumes; Poor; 3/4 bound in brown leather, marbled boards; paneled spines, one compartment with burgundy label, one with an ex-library sticker, label on volume 1 has been lost; severe wear and rubbing to boards and binding; gutter visible on ffep of volume 1, with front board and spine detached from text block, but attached to rear board at hinge, volume 2 nearly detached in a similar manner, but still held together; ex-library, with usual stamps, bookplates, and stickers; volume 2 lacking front endpapers, all pages after 486;.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1949. Limited Edition, #129/1000. Large Octavo, 367 pages; VG; bound in publisher's red cloth, black label with gilt titling to spine, top edge gilt; housed in a VG black slipcase, titling pastedown with some rubbing; bookplate to front pastedown; name stamp to ffep; signed by Maugham on limitation page, #129/1000; shelved case 2.