New York: The Macmillan Company, 1962. First Edition. 8vo., 158 pp., VG/VG; green DJ with black lettering; mild wear to DJ: mild rubbing to spine (lettering clear and legible), slight superficial material loss to head, tail, and hinges of spine; mild age-toning to covers mostly to back cover (lettering clear and legible), some small closed tears to edges; price uncut "$4.95" to front flap, crossed out in pencil, white sticker to the left with a revised price of "$1.00," DJ protected by mylar; quarter-bound, green lettering to gray cloth spine, blue paper boards; mild wear to boards: fading to edges; faded green top, age-toning/mild wear to text-block; frontispiece, black-and-white glossy photograph of Meir; pub. 1962, no mention of further printings; shelved Case 5.
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;.
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.
Geneva, Switzerland: Edito-Service S.A., n.d. First Editions Thus. 8vos., 35 vols., VG-; quarter-bound, dark brown five-paneled faux-leather spines, maroon faux-leather boards, gilt lettering/motif/borders/text-blocks, orange silk ribbons: mild shelfwear to boards of most volumes (see notes for Vols. 2 and 15); mild shelfwear to text-blocks; very light age-toning to margins, text unaffected; INCOMPLETE SET, 35 out of 36 vols. (lacks OLIVER TWIST); LIST OF TITLES WITH NOTES: (1) AMERICAN NOTES / PICTURES OF ITALY; (2) BARNABY RUDGE I [rubbing to boards, gilt tooling affected, Dickens facsimile signature to front board mostly obscured; mild aged-dust residue to boards, turn-ins, and front endpapers; aged-dust soiling to preliminaries, very occasional minor dust-spotting to interior, text unaffected]; (3) BARNABY RUDGE II; (4) BLEAK HOUSE I; (5) BLEAK HOUSE II; (6) A CHILD'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND; (7) CHRISTMAS BOOKS; (8) CHRISTMAS STORIES I; (9) CHRISTMAS STORIES II; (10) DAVID COPPERFIELD I; (11) DAVID COPPERFIELD II; (12) DOMBEY AND SON I; (13) DOMBEY AND SON II; (14) EDWIN DROOD / MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK; (15) GREAT EXPECTATIONS [rubbing to boards, gilt motif to bottom margin of front board affected; gray scattered residue to bottom half of back board; aged-dust residue to turn-ins and front endpapers, slightly more so than Vol. 2; aged-dust soiling to preliminaries, very occasional minor dust-spotting to interior, text unaffected]; (16) HARD TIMES; (17) LITTLE DORRIT I; (18) LITTLE DORRIT II; (19) MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT I; (20) MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT II; (21) MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS I; (22) MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS II; (23) NICHOLAS NICKLEBY I; (24) NICHOLAS NICKLEBY II; (25) OLD CURIOSITY SHOP I; (26) OLD CURIOSITY SHOP II; (27) OUR MUTUAL FRIEND I; (28) OUR MUTUAL FRIEND II; (29) PICKWICK PAPERS I; (30) PICKWICK PAPERS II; (31) SKETCHES BY BOZ I; (32) SKETCHES BY BOZ II; (33) A TALE OF TWO CITIES; (34) THE UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER; (35) REPRINTED PIECES; frontispiece, all volumes; set measures approx. 55 in., please contact us for shipping costs; SHELVED AISLE 10.
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: A. Levitt, 1979. First Collected Edition [1 of 1000]. square 4to., unpaginated, VG-; softcover, gray paper covers, small red metallic lettering to spine, red metallic illustration of a typewriter to front cover; fading to spine (lettering clear and bright), mild bumping/rubbing to head and tail, slight creasing towards head of spine; diagonal crease towards top right corner of front cover, green pencil marks and mild scuffing to back cover; interior clean, "typings" clear and legible; First Collected Edition: many of these works originally appeared in various publications; "First Edition" stated to limitation page, 1 of 1000 unnumbered copies; covers protected by plastic covering; shelved Case 0.
Cleveland, OH: World Publishing Company, 1944. First Edition Thus. 8vo., 261 pp., G/G+; green DJ, yellow cursive lettering; overall wear, closed and open tears to edges of DJ, material loss to head and tail of spine and corners, open tear to back of spine (author's name affected yet legible), DJ protected by mylar; green cloth boards, light green lettering to spine; bumping/mild fraying to head and tail of spine, heavy age-toning to text-block, beveled fore-edge; moderate age-toning to interior, text affected yet legible; top corners of half-title page, title page, dedication, and epitaph chipped off (illustration to title page affected yet intact); occasional closed tears to edges of leaves; notations in pencil to bfep; shelved Window or Case 12.
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 Case 10.
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.
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; shelved Front Counter.
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 [https://blog.sculpture.org/2011/03/22/john-henry]; 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.
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.
Sauk City: Arkham House, 1977. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo; VG/VG; mostly white spine with green and black text; jacket has protective mylar cover, minor shelfwear; boards are strong; textblock has small stain on tail edge, otherwise clean; pp 451; second printing, 1997, one of 2500 unnumbered copies.
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.
New York: American Playwright, 1912. First Edition. Small octavo; four volumes bound in two; full burgundy library buckram; ex-library copies with small spine labels; pockets removed from front pastedowns with old glue stain evident there; contents very good with original wraps bound in. [Spines; gilt titles on old burgundy buckram].
New York: Russell and Russell, Inc., 1964. reprint. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Brown spine with gilt text; Cloth is very lightly sunned with minor edge wear with sturdy, clean and intact panels; Text block exterior has light wear due to handling and shadow toning on pastedowns and end papers, but otherwise has unmarked pages and tight binding; deckled fore edge; pp 443.
Newark: University of Delaware, 1948. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Navy blue spine with gilt text; Cloth has slightly sunned spine with lightly rubbed exterior and some minor edge wear, however panels are clean and strong; Text block has slightly darkened exterior edges with unmarked pages and tight binding; previous owner's embossed stamp on ffep; pp 277. Inscribed.
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."
New York, NY: Twayne Publishers, Inc., 1950. Octavo; VG/VG; Brown spine with red and black text; DJ clean with general shelfwear and edgewear, chipping at front cover top corner as well as top of spine, small open tear along back cover top edge, back cover tail corner indented, DJ protected by book jacket cover; Boards strong, clean, back cover tail corner indented; Textblock darkened with age, generally clean, some pages smudged/stained, top edge inkstain intact yet dented, fore and tail edges stained, pp 327.
Boston, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982. First Edition. Octavo; pp 340; VG-/G; dark brown spine with ivory text; dust jacket shows moderate wear to exterior; minimal wear to edges; slight toning to rear; cloth has minimal wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean.
Boston, MA: An Atlantic Monthly Press Book - Little, Brown and Company, 1969. Second Edition. Octavo; VG/VG-; Inscribed; Age-toned white spine with green and black text plus illustration; DJ darkened with age, otherwise clean with shelfwear and edgewear. rubbing at corners and both ends of spine, light stain along fore edge of front cover and small pen stain along tail edge, wrinkling along top edge across both covers, spine even more age-toned than covers, wrinkling at both ends of spine, semi-open tear along top edge of back cover at corner edge, top edge slightly wrinkled, back cover peppered with small stains; Boards strong, clean, some rubbing at both ends of spine; Textblock clean, author inscription to previous owner on front free-end page, all edges show some degree of wear; pp 377.
London: Edward Arnold, 1974. Reprint Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; teal spine, light green and white text; dust jacket has minor shelfwear, minor edgewear, sticker on rear cover, minor rubbing on fore corners, soiling in interior, price cut; boards strong, minor rubbing on fore corners and spine edges; text block age toned; 169pp.
Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1979. Small Quarto; G-/no-DJ paperback; Off-white spine with brown text; Covers has lightly rubbed exteriors and slight edge wear with former school stamp on front & rear, otherwise intact; Text block has ink stamps of former school on title page slight shelf wear due to handling; pp 284.
United States: The Home Correspondence School, 1913. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/No-DJ; Spine is red fabric with gold text; Boards have rubbing and bumping to corners and edges, scratches and scuffs, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, pieces of some marks and scratches, content is clear; pp 336.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1975. Octavo; VG/VG-; white spine, black and red text; dust jacket has some shelfwear, some edgewear, general light soiling, minor rubbing on fore corners and spine edges; boards strong, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, sticker on front pastedown, light soiling on front end paper; text block age toned; 264pp LOCATED IN ANNEX C ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.
Weston, CT: Magic Circle Press, 1989. N/A. 8vo. VG+/VG+. purple glossy DJ spine with tiny silver titles down spine, negligible edgewear, neat inner flaps. light gray clothbound HB with small silver titling between pushed in ends, adjacent boards have bumped bottom corners, a touch curved. skimmed lightly, without interior writing. neat edges, smooth ivory. solid copy in above average shape. 302 pp. ISBN# 091366023X.
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, March 1953. Second Printing. 8vo. VG/VG-. heavily foxed ivory DJ spine, full black author and faded olive title accented by olive and black bands and followed by black publisher with b/w logo. heavily foxed jacket front/rear. vibrant deep teal clothbound HB with stamped black titling between gently pushed in ends and stamped at front center panel. toning and foxing to endpapers. main ivory textblock is mark-free. brown tinted head-edge, roughly trimmed fore-edge and tail. 126 pp.
Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1978. first edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; Copper spine with black text; Dust jacket has slight wear on exterior with minor edge wear; Boards have lightly sunned exterior and slight edge wear with otherwise strong and sturdy panels; Text block has light wear with otherwise unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 268.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1984. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG/VG-; hardcover; dust jacket has general shelfwear, small tear on rear head edge and front head corner, rubbing on spine edges, minor foxing in interior along head edge; boards strong, minor bumping on front head corner; text block has occasional penciling throughout; First Edition, First Printing; 270pp.
Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1995. First Edition. Octavo: VG/VG: Off white spine with purple text: DJ is clean with light shelfwear, some age toning: Boards are strong with light rubbing to edges, mild dust staining, binding is tight: Textblock is clean: First Edition: 1041 pp.
Great Britain: Aberdeen University Press, 1982. First Edition. slim small 8vo. VG+/ - no DJ. newsprint from a myriad of articles is yellowish with black newsprint across front and rear softcovers. front panel of wraps features an off white textbox, official titles and author in black lettering. rear off white shaded textbox, with tiny black lettering of author. gently handled and corners intact. textblock is even in tone, off white. slender volume exterior. unmarked edges and interior, excellent. 176 pp. ISBN # 0080257674.
Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press, 1989. Octavo: VG-/no-DJ paperback: Brown spine with white text: Covers are clean with mild general shelfwear, slight staining in upper corner on back: Textblock has staining to exterior at the head and fore edge corner, otherwise pages are clean and unmarked: 153 pp.
Garden City: Garden City Publishing Co., 1943. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; Green spine with gray/white text; DJ has general edgewear, some scuffing and discoloration; Boards strong, show soiling on front/rear pasteboards; Textblock has foxing on exterior tail; several pages with small stains; penmark on rear end paper; Binding strong; 544pp.