Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1896. Thick Octavo, 690 pages; VG; bound in original three-quarter brown morocco, marbled text block; in scarce publisher's deluxe three-quarter morocco binding with Longstreet's portrait stamped in gilt on front board; gift inscription to ffep; without half-title; interior fine; light expert restoration to original morocco; with frontispiece portrait, 16 maps and 30 illustrations of battle sites and portraits; MS consignment; shelved case 1.
London and Glasgow: Collins, 1942 . First Edition, Third Printing. Quarto, xv, 290; VG/G; spine black with yellow and red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; dust jacket has numerous chips, primarily to head and tail of spine, closed tears to hinges, upper edge of front cover, small chip missing to upper edge of front cover; art studio name written to rear pastedown; small bookseller sticker to front pastedown; stamp for 'Coffin & Company" top top edge of text block; INSCRIBED on frontispiece by Walt Disney to a Jim; BL consignment; shelved case 3 or 11.
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.
London: William Roybould, 1660. First Edition. 12mo, 359 pages; VG; 3/4 bound in modern burgundy leather, burgundy cloth boards, paneled spine with gilt bands and gilt lettering; top edge of text block gilt; , 459 [i.e. 359], , page 359 misnumbered 459; title page in red and black; page 103/104 (leaf H4) has both corners torn out, text impacted; with frontispiece of Oliver Cromwell; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: Harper, 1955. First Edition, Early Printing. Octavo; VG-/VG-; White and blue spine with blue and red lettering; 266 pages; early printing, lacking the 'First Edition M-E' code; Book is SIGNED by Kennedy to George Killion, Democratic donor and ship industry leader, on the ffep; Jacket has some wear along the edges, a few closed tears to the front and rear edges of the jacket, mostly 1.5" and under, larger closed tear near upper edge of rear at spine; some additional creasing to rear of jacket, now covered by mylar brodart, price uncut '$3.50'; cloth boards have edge wear; Binding tight; Text block clean with some typical age toning; BL Consign; Shelved case 5 or Window.
Genesis Publications Limited, 1984. First Limited Edition, #847/2000. Large Octavo, 541 pages; VG; Bound in original brown half calf with gilt device to boards, gilt edges, paneled spine with red morocco label and gilt lettering; housed in brown paper cover slipcase with paper title label; slight discoloration to tail of spine, very mild rubbing and wear; Signed by George Harrison and Derek Taylor; with 7 color plates and illustrated endpapers; KS consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: The Publishers Printing Co., 1908. First Edition. 8vo., 333pp., v; VG; bound in brown cloth, dull gilt lettering on spine; boards have mild rubbing and wear, 4 small spots of fading on spine; white lettering and pictorial image on front cover; bookplate on front pastedown; SIGNED flat by Harry Houdini on ffep, vertical signature; frontispiece with tissue guard; gutter beginning to tear at first page of illustrations, as appears normal; boards slightly shaken; mild bumping to corners; KS consignment; shelved case 5.
Cambridge, Mass: Privately Printed. University Press, 1945. First Edition, Second Issue. 8vo., 75 pages.; VG/glassine; bound in red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, black label with gilt lettering on front cover; wrapped in original glassine, with only flaws being a set of small scratches to middle of front cover, small tear along lower edge of front flap fold, slight wear to top edge; second issue, with the winged device on the title page printed in black and white, one of 250 copies; INSCRIBED by Ethel Kennedy to her Grandson, Michael LeMoyne Kennedy, Jr. Ethel Kennedy was the wife of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, founder of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014.; VK consignment; shelved case 5.
Philadelphia: James Crissy, 1834. Second Edition, Early Issue. Thick octavo, 460, 42, viii, 448, 32, v, 10 maps; VG; bound in contemporary full brown leather, flat compartmentalized spine, gilt lettering and rules; gilt roll to board edges; repair to front hinge; bumping to corners, mild shelfwear; interior clean; some gatherings have more bleeding than others, causing a variance of color in the text block; Atlas with engraved vignette title, all 10 folding maps present and in excellent condition; lacking engraved frontispiece portrait of Washington in volume one, tissue-guard present; JG consignment; shelved case 1.
Paris: Chez Rollin, Quillau, Desaint, 1726. First Edition. Quartos, 4 volumes; VG-; bound in full brown leather, paneled spines with gilt lettering to two compartments, uniform gilt tooling to the rest; marbled endpapers; general rubbing and scraping to boards, some wear to hinges, chipping to heads and tails of spines, corners; name written in ink on verso on ffeps; purple stamps of the Grand Consistory of Kentucky (Freemasons) on all title page, some other pages; wide margins, with no writing or marginalia in text; with 71 full page portraits, five folding maps, and one plan; Volume 1: 28 portraits, 3 folding maps; Volume 2: 20 portraits, 1 plan; Volume 3: 5 portraits, 2 folding maps; Volume 4: 18 portraits; text in French; shelved case 7.
Paris: Chez Buisson, Librairie, 1791. First French edition [True First Edition]. Octavo; good+/none; brown leather spine with faux banding and gilt highlights; repaired; gilt title on black label; half-bound w/gray and black marbled boards; ex libris, small bookplate and several pencil signatures; ffep, excised; edge wear and bumping; text block, clean; 207 pp.; [pagination error, at pp. 203-7, numbered as 360-363]; light general toning; joints, split starts; edges and corners, chipping and wear; ---Howes F323 ("b"). Streeter Sale 4171. Ford 383. Grolier American 100, 21. Sabin 25549. The French edition preceded the English language printings. The first British edition appeared in 1793, and the first American not until 1794; else very good; ---previous owners of this volume include C. R. Eliot, First Unitarian minister in Oregon and President of Reed College. -Shelve case # 1.
Cambridge, Mass. Privately Printed. University Press, 1945. First Edition, Second Issue. 8vo., 75pp.; VG/no glassine; bound in red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, black label with gilt lettering on front cover; small amount of foxing to top edge of text block; slight wear to head of spine; second issue, with the winged device on the title page printed in black and white, one of 250 copies; VK consignment, shelved in case 5.
Privately Printed, 1969. First Edition. Octavo, 306 pages; VG; bound in original blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover; mild shelfwear and rubbing; as issued without dust jacket; one of a small private print run intended for distribution to Kennedy family members and friends, inscribed in the year of publication by Lawford to Michael Kennedy: "June 1969, For Michael, to help you remember how proud you should be to have had such a father, Pat."; shelved case 5.
Washington, D. C. US Government Printing Office, 1964. First Edition. Octavo, xxiv, 888 pages; VG; bound in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine; slight sun-fading to spine, mild wear to edges, head and tail of spine; SIGNED flat on ffep by Gerald Ford. Representative (and later 38th president) Ford was one of the seven members of the Warren Commission, established by President Johnson to investigate the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy.; shelved case 1.
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1978. Advance Review Copy. Octavo, 190 pages; VG; brown 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.
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.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1967. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 233 pages; VG/VG; spine black with red and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$4.95'; very mild wear to edges of dust jacket; INSCRIBED on half-title by Robert Kennedy 'For David / Best Wishes / Bob Kennedy'; BL consignment; shelved case 5.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961. Inaugural Edition. Octavo, xxiii, 266 pages; VG-/Fair; spine white, gold, and blue with blue, red, and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.95'; dust jacket has been torn completely across the front cover, taped together with non-archival tape that has bled; dust jacket has mild wear to head and tail of spine, some creases and folding to lower edge of front cover; small fold to front flap; small stain to ffep; SIGNED flat on title page by Ted Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy; BL consignment; shelved case 5.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 748 pages; VG-/G+; spine white with gray and blue lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$24.95'; dust jacket has mild crinkling to head of spine, some wear to tail of spine, crease to part of front hinge; spine has a crease, mild bumping to corners; SIGNED flat on title page by Reagan; BL consignment; shelved case 5.
1990. First Edition. Octavo, 88 pages; VG; magazine, slight wear to edges. Some slight staining and damage to the lower-left corner of the front cover where the address label has been removed. The January 8, 1990 issue of People Weekly features a large photo of Princess Diana on the cover, with her flat signature on the front cover in black Sharpie.; Featuring their 11th Annual Readers' Poll, questions relating to Princess Diana include "Who is having more fun, Fergie or Di?", "If you were Princess Di, would you take a lover?", and "If you were Prince Charles, would you take a mistress?". There is a full-page ad on page 74 for 'Diana - The Making of a Princess' on VHS. In an interesting piece of foreshadowing, pages 85-87 features Mohamed Al Fayed and his purchase and restoration of the Paris villa of the late Duke and Duchess of Windsor (King Edward VIII). His son, Dodi Fayed, was in a romantic relationship with Diana, Princess of Wales, with whom he died in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997.; BL consignment; shelved case 5.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961. Inaugural Edition. Octavo, xxiii, 266 pages; VG-/none; spine black with gilt lettering, blue boards; some wear to head and tail of spine, some rubbing to boards, wear to fore edge of board edges; binding slightly loose at rear pastedown; SIGNED flat on title page by Ted Kennedy; BL consignment; shelved case 5.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1970. First Edition. thick 8vo., 1038pp.; VG/G; spine brown with tan lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; dust jacket has numerous chips, including large chips to head and tail of spine, with chipping occurring along all edges; interior slightly age-toned; INSCRIBED by Charles Lindbergh to Hunter Harris, with the additional signature of Anne M. Lindbergh, his wife from 1929–1974 (his death); Hunter Harris, Jr. was a United States Air Force four-star general who served as Commander in Chief, Pacific Air Forces (CINCPACAF) from 1964 to 1967, and is addressed by Lindbergh as 'my old friend and fellow air force officer; JH consignment; shelved case 5.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, vii, 167 pages; VG-/VG-; spine white with burgundy and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut ' $22.00'; small stain to ffep; mild rubbing to dust jacket; mild wear to edges of boards; INSCRIBED in blue Sharpie on front cover of dust jacket 'With Love from Diana'. Some rubbing has occurred to the 'th' of with and the second 'a' in Diana; BL consignment; shelved case 5.
New York: Grossett & Dunlap, 1978. Deluxe Edition. Octavo, 1120 pages; VG; bound in full dark blue leather, paneled spine with gilt lettering, front cover has gilt signature in a banner of stars; all edges of text block gilt; marbled endpapers; pastedowns paneled with leather; SIGNED flat by Nixon on tipped-in page; scarce edition; shelved case 5.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1924. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo, 408 pages; G-; bound in publisher's blue cloth, dull gilt lettering to spine; moderate shelfwear, including rubbing and fraying to corners, head and tail of spine, rubbing to hinges; small tear to gutter of title page; signed by Doyle to title page; Signed copies of this printing were given away by the Strand Magazine as prizes.; publisher mistakenly put second edition on the copyright page, rather than second printing; shelved case 13.
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1954. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 275 pages; VG/Fair; spine beige with red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '15s. net'; dust jacket missing the middle third of the spine, small chips to other parts of spine, tape to head and tail; spine of boards slightly age-toned; spine cocked; top edge of text block red; INSCRIBED on ffep to Don-Tudor Wilkinson, Paris 1954, with his bookplate a the bottom of the page; shelved case 5.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1965. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 144 pp., [50 pp.], VG-/VG-; white and black lettering to tan spine, black-and-white photograph to front cover; fading to spine, lettering legible; shelfwear to covers, chipping with material loss to head of spine, slight superficial material loss to corners; price clipped; black cloth boards, gold lettering to spine; fading to spine (lettering slightly affected yet bright and legible); wear to boards, mild spotting with gray discoloration towards hinge of spine to front board; boards shaken/cocked, no shelf lean, binding strong, casing somewhat loose, boards firmly attached to text-block; age-toning/wear to text-block, scattered foxing to top, slight foxing to fore-edge; starting hinge to back of copy between 2 unpaginated black-and-white photographic plates; recto of bfep stuck to verso of last photographic plate to top margin of leaves at gutter; very occasional mild foxing to interior, text clear and legible; "First Printing, 1965" stated to copyright page; contains unpaginated section of photographs courtesy of Sports Magazine to back of volume; INSCRIPTION to title page reads "For Don Loos / with every best wish and memories of shooting baskets together years ago / John McPhee / December 1, 1965"; LP consignment; shelved Case 5, Dupont.
London: R. Davis, 1765. Second edition. Octavo in brown calf with six-band embossed spine and gold gilt; VG; moderate soiling and shelf wear; open gutter in front; strong binding; wobbly paper, age-toned; clean text; some stained pages at the end; pp. 307; author converted from Heatherism and became a Member of the Church of England; shelved in Case # 7; GP consignment.
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.
New York: John S. Taylor, 1842. First American edition; from the London edition. Small, thin octavo in dark brown embossed hardcovers with gold letters on spine; VG; boards show some soiling and shelf wear with fraying around spine and tiny bumps on lower corners; end pages heavily foxed; small inscription on first end page; frontispiece engraving; binding strong; edges and gutters dusty; paper generally stained or foxed, but not detrimental to reading; text clean in tight print; pp. 301; shelved in Case # 1.
Vinegia: Presso Altobello Salicato, 1572. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 vellum with marbled paper boards, gilt block with lettering on spines; wear and rubbing to boards; Title page vignette (personification of Fortitude holding two columns in figurative frame; motto: Materiam superat opus); head- and tail-pieces; initials.; Translation of: Historiae sui temporis; "La selva di varia istoria di Carlo Passi ...", "Tavola nella quale si contengono i nomi antichi, et moderni ...", and "Sopplimento di Giralmo Ruscelli" all have special title pages; Includes index; text in Italian; shelved case 7.
London: Humphrey Moseley, 1654. Quarto, , 190,  pages; VG; bound in full contemporary brown leather, rebacked with a later spine with gilt lettering and tooling; boards have moderate scarring, rubbing, and scuffing; engraved title as frontispiece and eleven full-page engraved plates; frontispiece with archival backing, slight trimming to the fore edge; some intermittent archival repair; with order to print in rear; translated from the French; shelved case 4.
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811. Sixth Edition. Octavos, 4 volumes; VG; all volumes bound in contemporary full mottled brown calf, gilt tooling to spines, red and brown labels with gilt titling and numbering; gilt roll to board edges; mild rubbing and wear to all volumes, including bumping and peeling to corners; some foxing to endpapers, interiors clean; , xxxvii, , 481; , 496; , 483; , 530; with engraved portrait frontispiece and the two required plates: the fold-out reproduction of Dr. Johnson’s handwriting in volume 1 and the famous Round Robin in volume 4; offsetting to title page of volume 1 from frontispiece; shelved above Judaism.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. First Edition, First Printing, Second State. Octavo, 304 pages; VG/VG; spine olive with black and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.50'; dust jacket has mild rubbing, primarily to head and tail of spine, small scratch near publisher's name on spine; First American edition, second state, with '1948' blacked out on copyright page, 'A-Y' code; with loose ANS by John Dickson Carr, 'in memory of Baker Street and of a strong Sherlock Holmes quiz'; shelved case 13.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 544 pages; VG/VG-; spine white with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$24.95'; mild wear and rubbing to dust jacket; mild spotting to text block; sticker on front cover reading 'Autographed copy'; SIGNED flat on title page by Muhammad Ali; BL consignment; shelved case 5.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1975. Book Club. 8vo., 480pp.; VG/VG; spine blue with white and gold lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, bumping and minor cracking to head and tail of spine, minor white marks along spine; text block clean; SIGNED by Meir on half-title page; shelved case 5.
New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1949 (1951/1976). First Editions, Tenth Printing; Twenty-Sixth Printing. 8vos., 2 books. 309pp.; VG; mild soiling; strong bindings; the tenth printing has no dust jacket gray spine with red lettering, dedication and signatures on ffep by six members of the Trapp family, (Agathe, Werner, Johanna, Rosmarie, Eleonore, and Hedwig); twenty-sixth printing has the dust jacket, red spine with white lettering, some fading to spine, and is signed flat on ffep by Maria von Trapp; text and paper clean with a few photographs, including one of the Villa Trapp in Austria; tiny drawings at the end of chapters; TM consignment; shelved in Case # 5.
London, Paris and New York: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1832. Octavo; VG; 1/4 bound green sunned leather spines with gilt lettering; 3 volumes, vol. 1, pp 408; vol. 2, pp 495; vol. 3, pp 540; cloth boards have light wear to exteriors, rubbing to spine edges, very slight rubbing to corners; text blocks have some age toning to exterior edges, deckled fore edges; previous owner's name to half title pages, slight writings toward front and rear pages; marbled endpapers; light age toning toward edges; numerous illustrations, some in color; slight toning to tissue covering frontispiece in vol. 1; RL consignment; Shelved case 13.
Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1962. First Edition. 10mo., 121pp.; VG; in wraps, protected with a custom brown linen dust-wrapper, with maroon label and gilt lettering on spine; SIGNED on ffep by August Derleth; There is an inscription on the ffep by Nelson S. Bond, notable pulp writer and bookseller and recipient of the 1998 Nebula Author Emeritus award for lifetime achievement, that this copy might have been the last copy every inscribed by Derleth, and that it was send to him a few days before he died.; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
Moskva [Moscow]: Novocty, 1995. Octavos, 2 volumes; G/G; spines black with white lettering; dust jackets protected with mylar coverings, moderate chipping and rubbing; gutter in rear of volume 1 partially open; no edition statement; text in Russian; SIGNED flat on both title pages by Gorbachev; scarce signed; shelved case 5.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1911. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 313 pages; G-; bound in publisher's burgundy cloth, gilt lettering to front board, faded gilt lettering to spine; spine faded; binding loosening, with webbing showing on front endpapers; Signed calling card pasted to front pastedown, signed by Booker T. Washington at the Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, February 23, 1915; AM consignment; shelved case 5 or window.
London, England: Various, 1787-1796. EARLY EDITIONS (Mixed Set). Octavos, 14 volumes, VG-; full leather acid washed boards: boards recased, with signs of repair to hinges and gutters of endpapers; six compartments (no panels) to spine, black title blocks age-toned green, gilt lettering to title blocks, gilt illustrations to three compartments, gilt motif to spine; gilt decorative single-ruled borders to edges of boards, board edges and turn-ins; brown and green marbled text-blocks: mild-to-moderate rubbing to backs, gilt lettering and gilt tooling somewhat affected yet legible/clear; mild rubbing/light scratching to most boards; mild bumping to head, tail, and corners; with slight chipping/material loss to most boards (see additional notes to each volume); mild wear/fading to text-blocks; labels from previous owner to front paste-downs; mild age-toning/light scattered foxing to interiors, text somewhat faded clear yet legible; thin moiré ribbons to interiors, Stanford University bookmarks to most volumes; each volume housed in its own VG- maroon slipcase; frontispieces to Vols. 1-12; Vols. 1-12 printed for T. Longman, et al.; VOL. 1 [LIFE OF JOHNSON; POEMS & PLAYS; sticker from previous bookseller to verso of ffep]; VOL. 2 [PHILOLOGICAL TRACTS, POLITICAL ESSAYS & MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS: corners of boards bumped more so than other volumes]; VOL. 3 [GREEK COMEDY, et cetera: small moderate scratch to front board, diagonal scratch to back board]; VOL. 4 [THE RAMBLER, PART 1]; VOL. 5 [THE RAMBLER, PART 2]; VOL. 6 [THE RAMBLER, PART 3: front board beginning to detach from hinge, mild soiling to top margin of title page and verso of ffep, small dark brown imperfection to front board; VOL. 7 [THE IDLER]; VOL. 8 [MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS, et cetera; small dark moderate scratches to front and back boards, small area of dark residue to back board]; VOL. 9 [LIVES OF THE ENGLISH POETS, PART 1]; VOL. 10 [LIVES OF THE ENGLISH POETS, PART 2: small spot of residue to front board]; VOL. 11 [LIVES OF THE ENGLISH POETS, PART 3]; VOL. 12 [LIVES OF EMINENT PERSONS, et cetera: dent and small dark scratches to back board]; VOL. 13 [DEBATES 1740-1741: part of an early edition of 13 volumes, pub. 1787, printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, London: light scratches to front board; originally "VOL. XII" to title page, changed by previous owner in ink to "VOL. XIII"]; VOL. 14 [DEBATES 1741-1742: part of earlier edition of 13 volumes, pub. 1787 (same set as VOL. 13), printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, London: originally "VOL. XIII" to title page, changed by previous owner in ink to "VOL. XIV"; shelved above oversized Art Books, end of aisle B.
London: Nonesuch Press, 1929. Limited Edition [#894/1050]. Quartos, 5 volumes; VG-; brown cloth boards, small black lettering affixed to beige title labels: mild scratching/scuffing to boards, boards somewhat shaken, mild wear/fading to bright gilt tops, age-toning to deckled fore-and bottom edges of text-block, bumping to corners and along edges of boards; title labels to spines affixed yet beginning to detach; VOL. 1 [red ink staining to gilt top (more wear/fading to top than other volumes); spine cracked between and staining to pp. 240-241 (text affected); notations in pencil to both paste-downs]; VOL. 2 [ex-libris bookplate to front paste-down; mild staining to p. 62 (text unaffected)]; VOL. 3 [scuffing to front board more so than Vols. 1-2, 5; interior clean]; VOL. 4 [scuffing to front board, more so than Vols. 1-2, 5; ex-libris bookplate to front paste-down; interior clean]; VOL. 5 [ex-libris bookplate to front paste-down; interior clean]; boards protected by plastic wrappers; one of Plutarch's biographical works; No. 894 of 1050 copies for sale in England stated to limitation page; heavy set, contact us for shipping costs; shelved above Greek/Roman history.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930. First American Edition. 8vo., xii, 377pp.; VG/G; spine red and white with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, moderate bumping and shelfwear, including rips to lower edges, head and tail of spine, corners; price cut; interior clean; includes 28 illustrations; text block has smudges to lower fore corner, speckling to top; shelved case 5.
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1956. First U.S. Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 610 pages; G/none; bound in black cloth, red oval and gilt lettering to spine, red lettering to front cover; some rubbing and wear to boards; top edge of text block black; ownership inscription to ffep dated March 1956; loose within is a 2 1/2 page TLS, dated March 4, 1956, to Eleanor Kask and Donald Friede, a married marketing/editor pair at World Publishing. Written by Fadiman, it is a scathing review of The Mandarins. He comments that "I am sure of two things: a. On a smaller scale, this will repeat its French success, for reasons which have nothing to do with its literaty value, which is questionable, but which have much to do with its talk-value, its scandal-value." "I have tried to make it clear that the reasons why this interesting book baffles me and in the end angers me, because I know how much it means to you, and how many painful and conscientious hours Donald has spend on it (it shows it too--the translation is brilliant). I would not have you think that I do not deeply respect your opinions; if I did not, I would not have spent twenty precious (and by no means wasted) hours on The Mandarins." He closes out the letter by asking them to "Give my regards to Mrs. Sartre, and tell her to stop contemplating her own soul and look at the whole world, in time and space. She is in a way a lucky woman--she still has before her the wonderful experience of growing up."; shelved case 5.
China Materials Center, 1981. First Edition. 8vo., xviii, 458 pages, ; VG/VG-; spine yellow with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelfwear and soiling to dust jacket, large water stain along lower edge of both covers, tail of spine; INSCRIBED on ffep by Janet Fitch "For Our Doctor", a nice association copy of an incredibly scarce book; part of the Asian Library Series; Janet Fitch was an artist who grew up the children of missionaries, who went on to exhibit globally as well as illustrating a book by Madame Chiang Kai-shek.; shelved case 5.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1976. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xi, 296 pages; VG/VG; spine blue with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$9.95'; lower corner of front flap clipped; mild wear to head and tail of spine; top edge of text block blue; SIGNED flat on title page by Ted Kennedy and Patrick Kenendy; BL consignment; shelved case 5.
London: J. Johnson; J. Nichols and Son; et al. 1806. New Edition. 8vos., 10 vols., VG-; three-quarter-bound, blue polished calf (spine age-toned green), blue cloth boards, gilt lettering and motif to five-paneled spines: mild wear with slight material loss to spines, more so to edges (lettering occasionally affected yet legible); liquid staining along hinge of back board to Vol. 1; mild fraying with slight material loss to heads of Vols. 7-8; wear to boards: moderate scratching to cloth of Vols. 1, 5, and 10; liquid staining to top corners of front board to Vol. 2; material loss to leather corners of front boards to Vols. 1 and 6; slight material loss to corners of back boards to Vol. 6; scattered staining with mild rubbing to cloth of back board, Vol. 7; pink staining to cloth of back board, Vol. 8; frontispiece to Vol. 1 only; mild age-toning/foxing to interiors; Riviere bindings; shelved above Case 11.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1939. First Edition. Large octavos, 4 volumes housed in blue cardboard box, VG-; blue cloth boards, gold lettering to spines: mild overall wear to boards, light scratching to spines (lettering unaffected), light bumping to corners; age-toning/wear to text-blocks, stippled fore-edges; circular area of fading to front board of Vol. 3 only; interiors clean; ephemera (four promotional postcards) housed in Vol. 1; wear/likely water damage to box, set unaffected; shelved above Literary Criticism/Hardcover Fiction.