Valladolid: Pedro de Espinosa y Antonio de Zamora, 1551. First Edition. Quarto, 186 leaves; VG; bound in full brown calf, spine with two black labels, gilt titling and stamping; rebacked with spine preserved; mild rubbing and wear to binding; marbled text block; title page with slight repair, last two leaves with very mild repair; Text in two columns, Gothic typography with 48 lines; Title page with large detailed wood engraved frontispiece in black and red hand-colored, many of the capitular engravings colored as well; scarce; shelved case 3.
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Auburn: Derby and Miller, 1853. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 336 pages; G; bound in 3/4 red leather, pebbled dark green cloth boards, paneled spine with gilt and no titling; hinges cracked, some rubbing to binding; reinforcement to both front and rear gutters; gift inscription to second free endpaper; page 336 with significant damage, appears to have at one point been glued to something; Significantly foxed, as usual, with finger smudges and wear to pages, some fraying to scattered fore edges; With all seven wood engravings, including frontispiece portrait; true first printing of this scarce title, with no mention of "Thousand" at top of title page; lacking four-page catalogue; LB consignment; shelved case 1.
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.
London: Charles Dilly, 1791. First Edition, Second Issue. Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in full polished calf with gilt and black rules to boards, black ornament to corners, paneled spines with green and red labels with gilt lettering, gilt rules and black stamps, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers; bound by Birdsall, Northampton with their mark; mild rubbing, primarily to spine; all edges of text block gilt; small bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1, upside down on rear pastedown of volume 2; Volume 1, page 135, line 10 has 'give', so is in the corrected state; Plates: volume 1, Frontispiece with tissue guard. Opposite page 92, a 'Round Robin' addressed to Samuel Johnson. volume 2, opposite page 588, various facsimiles of Dr. Johnson's handwriting; volume two with misnumbered pages, pp. 229, 408, 497, 504, 555, 585, 586; MW consignment; shelved case 7.
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.
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.
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 5.
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.
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.
London: George Bell and Sons, 1884. Limited Edition, #71/104. Quartos, 18 volumes; VG; all volumes disbound; Extra-Illustrated, Five Volumes Extended to Eighteen. Originally extra-illustrated with 50 plates, this copy is extra-illustrated with over one thousand additional plates; Each title page has had "Extra-Illustrated / Five Volumes Extended to Eighteen" typewritten, followed by which Napier/Hill and Powell pages correspond within; a folder with approx. 50 loose title pages in included; Number 71 of 104 copies, the with five volumes signed by the Printer "Charles Whittingham & Co".;.
A Cologne: chez Pierre Marteau, 1701. Early Fictitious Imprint. 12mo., , 564 pages, ; VG; bound in contemporary acid-washed calf, paneled spine with elaborate gilt, morocco label with gilt titling; board edges with gilt roll; marbled endpapers; cracking to front hinge; scattered and scarce staining to interior; name to title page; index in rear; Title page in red and black, with sphere device; text in French; Volume 1 of 3 only; BJ consignment; shelved case 3.
New Delhi, India: Vision Books, 1979. First Edition. Octavo, 184 pages; G/G; purple spine with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut 'Rs. 35', some rubbing and wear, primarily with a closed tear along upper rear hinge, chipping to head and tail of spine; dust jacket slightly folding at top edges, due to it being slightly bigger than the volume; cracking at gutter at half-title; signed flat on title page by Indira Gandhi, dated '10.2.80'; shelved case 5.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1964. Memorial Edition. Octavo, xxiii, 266 pages; VG-/G+; spine white, black, and blue with blue, red, and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$5.00'; dust jacket has mild wear to head and tail of spine, mild wear to extremities, small stain to front cover; Inscribed on the ffep by Eunice Kennedy Shriver to Maclear Jacoby, thanking him for encouraging her son Bobby Shriver, dated Dec. 1966. With Typed letter signed by Eunice, dated January 18, 1967, talking about Bobby and his love of soccer.; shelved case 5.
New York: The Bobbs-Merill Company, 1941. First Edition. Octavo, 471/520/484/627/540/533; VG/VG,VG/VG-,VG/VG-,VG/VG,VG/VG; VG/VG-; spines are multicolored with white lettering; dust jackets are in mylar coverings, have price uncut, "$6.00"for volumes 1-4, "$6.50" on volume 5, volume 6 has price cut; all volumes have minimal creasing and chipping at the top and bottom of the spines and on the fore edge corners, have occasional small closed tears along the top and bottom edges volume 2 has a small open tear on the spine, volume 3 has a small closed tear on the spine, volume 6 has small pieces of tape on the inside of the jacket; bindings have minimal bumping on the top and bottom of the spine and on the fore edge corners; pages have red coloring and minor dust build up along the top edge; has an inscription from the original owner on the ffep; shelved Front Window Display.
New York: Sheldon and Company, 1874. First Edition. Octavo, 256 pages; G-; bound in publisher's brown cloth, gilt and black tooling; mild rubbing and wear to boards, corners bumped; front gutter shaken and loosening; multiple old newspaper clippings pasted to endpapers, also pasted to rear of one plate, some offsetting from clippings present; one endpaper loose, but present; with portrait frontispiece; shelved case 1.
Thornwillow Press, 1999. Limited Edition, #89/185. Large Octavo, 107 pages; VG; bound in half black morocco and dark blue paper boards, housed in a VG black cloth clamshell; top edge of text block gilt, decorated endpapers; signed on colophon by Donald, #89/185; with three tipped-in photogravure portraits & two fold-out facsimile letters; V consignment; shelved case 1.
Philadelphia: C. P. Wayne, 1805-1807. First Edition, Second Issue. Octavos, 5 volumes; VG; newly bound in marbled calf, paneled spines with gilt; marbled endpapers; scattered light penciling throughout; frontispiece of volume 1 offsetting to title page; lacking atlas volume; Second Issue, with 1805 to volumes 1-4, 1807 to volume 5; shelved above Civil War.
London: John Murray, 1903. Third Edition. Small Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 red calf, paneled spines with gilt tooling and titling, red cloth boards, marbled endpapers; top edge gilt; bound by Riviere & Son with their mark; mild wear to boards, slight darkening to spines; profusely illustrated throughout; shelved case 9.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2015. Octavos, 3 volumes; VG; bound in fine genuine red/gray/black leather with bright gilt spine titles and gilt and black decorative motif on covers; each volume with matching motif; gilt text block; silk endpapers; silk ribbon; contains "The Path for Power," "Means of Ascent," and "Master of the Senate." lacking "The Passage of Power."; "The Path for Power," is signed by Caro on the limitation page, lacking the Easton Certificate of Authenticity; shelved case 8 1/2.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988. First Edition. Quarto, 270 pages; VG/VG-; spine dark blue with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, mild wear and rubbing; pencil notes to front and rear endpapers, scattered and sparse pencil marginalia; with a microfiche appendix in rear pockets, containing 20 sheets comprising some 1600 pages of detailed bibliographical information; shelved case 9.
New York: Best Books Inc., 1965. First Trade Paperback Edition. Octavo, 286 pages; VG-: spine is white with red lettering; binding has minor wear along the edges, has a small crease at the bottom of the front cover and at the top of the back cover, has minor creasing on the spine; pages have red coloring along the text block, have minor fading along the edges and have age toning; signed by Ronald Reagan on the title page; SG Consignment; Shelved in case 5.
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 Above Mythology.
New York: Harper & Row, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 199 pages; Fair/Fair; spine pictorial with yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$8.95'; dust jacket with water damage, primarily along the spine, interior of spine has water-stains and mold, some wear and rubbing to remainder of jacket; binding with water damage, staining along spine, lower edge of rear board, half of front board, stain to top edge of front hinge, small dent to top edge of rear hinge; Page long inscription by Wyatt Cooper, signed by Wyatt Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Carter Cooper, and Anderson Cooper. Anderson Cooper's signature is in a childlike hand (he would have been between eight and eleven when this was signed). The water damage has impacted the signatures of Carter and Gloria, as well as part of the inscription, and caused bleeding on multiple pages.; Close examination of the photos is highly recommended.; shelved case 5.
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.
London: R. Davis, 1765. Second edition. Octavo in brown calf with six-band embossed spine and gold gilt; VG- condition; 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; GP consignment. Please see all five photos for details. Shelved in endcase near stairs on sales floor.
Seattle, Washington: The Mountaineers, 1980. First Edition, First Printing. Large Octavo, 301 pages; VG/VG-; spine black with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut, some closed chipping and wear to edges; with thirty-three pages of full color photographs; Inscribed on ffep by Jim Whittaker (First American to summit Mt. Everest), Jim Wickwire (First American to summit K-2), Dianne Roberts (photojournalist), and Craig Anderson.; Inscribed to Ethel Kennedy, "With whom I would share any tent, in any camp, on any mountain - anywhere. Love Kisses & Bear Hugs"; Shelved case 9.
Philadelphia: M'Carty & Davis, 1834. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG-; bound in period speckled calf, newly rebacked with paneled brown leather spines, black labels with gilt titling; marbled textblocks and endpapers; ex-library, with stamp to each title page, possible other markings; with each volume having a frontispiece and engraved title page; volume 1 with a plate of Franklin's handwriting, volume 2 with 11/12 plates, lacking plate 10; shelved case 1.
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 9.
London: Richard Bentley, 1856. Extra-Illustrated Edition. Octavo, 202 pages; VG; bound in polished calf, triple gilt rules to board edges, paneled spine with two labels with gilt titling, gilt tooling to remainder; marbled endpapers; gilt roll turn-in; Bound by Root & Son, London with their mark; mild chipping and wear, primarily to head of spine, corners; bookplate to front pastedown; top edge of test block gilt; Extra-illustrated with 34 plates, 12 of which are colored, inlaid to size; MW consignment; shelved case 7.
London: printed for Henry Rhodes at the Star, 1695. First English Edition. Octavo, , 228, 260 pages,  ads; VG; bound in early gilt morocco, rebacked with a marching paneled gilt spine; headband slightly loose; bookplate to front pastedown; all edges of text block gilt; title page with archival repair to top edge, having been trimmed, open tear to lower fore edge, lower fore corner with a chip missing; pages 97-112 with hand-corrected page numbers; some soiling and wear to pages; pages 115/116 and 117/118 with minor archival repair. Early hand wrote 'Hot' on page 1, above 'Amours,' Use of Hot as "full of sexual desire, lustful" dates to c. 1500, while the sense of "inciting desire" is c. 1800. MW consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: The Viking Press, 1976. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 182 pages; VG/VG-; in beige dust jacket, beige spine with black and blue titling; mild rubbing and wear, particularly to spine, including creasing and closed tears; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$8.95'; Inscribed on the ffep by Saul Bellow, "To Rachel, who put as / much into this book as / I did with love / Saul"; Loose within is the program for the Anti-Defamation League's America's Democratic Legacy Award 1976, awarded to Saul Bellow. Also loose is a 1 page TLS from the ADL reminding Rachel MacKenzie about the event; JM consignment; Case 3.
College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press, 1997. Limited Edition, 1/1250. Square Quarto, 147 pages; VG; bound in publisher's blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, housed in a VG blue cloth slipcase, with seal of the US on front cover; SIGNED by both Bush and Valdez on two separate limitation pages, additionally inscribed on the title page by Valdez; shelved case 5.
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.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1874/1885/1887. Mixed Editions. Octavos, 8 volumes; VG; bound in uniform three quarters brown calf with marbled boards and endpapers, paneled spines two two panels having lettering, date on tail; bound by Roger de Coverly & Sons; top edge of text block gilt; bookplates to front pastedowns; mild rubbing and wear; Series One: Second Edition 1874; Series Two: 1885; Series Three: 1887; shelved above Vietnam War.
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: 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: Fisher, Son, & Co., 1837. Extra-Illustrated Edition. Octavos, 3 volumes; VG; bound in half red morocco, paneled spines with gilt lettering and tooling; marbled boards and endpapers; top edges gilt; minor rubbing to boards; old catalogue slip pasted to sfep; pagination continuous; Extra-Illustrated by the insertion of about 150 fine portraits and views of persons and places mentioned in the work.; shelved above US History.
London: Genesis Publications Limited, 2000. Limited Edition, #664/2500. Quarto, 138 pages; VG; Master-printed on acid-free 200gsm matt art paper, and quarter-bound in black leather, Mania Days is housed in an exquisite silk-screened slipcase; Mania Days in presented a special solander box bound in white buckram with silkscreen printing and gold foiling, to celebrate more than 50 years of The Beatles in the USA.; Strictly limited to 2,500 numbered copies, individually signed by Stephen Gunther, custodian of The Gunther Archive, this large format volume of over 350 images also includes several stunning double-page spreads of colour montages and additional wrap-around sections on a variety of specialist Italian art papers. Original packing present; WD consignment; shelved case 13.
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: 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.
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 13.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1965. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo, 508 pages; VG/VG; spine black with white and red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$6.95', price lightly crossed out, mild wear; top edge of text block black; INSCRIBED on ffep by Gerald Ford; SG consignment; shelved case 5.
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: 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.
Harper & Brothers, 1952. Limited Edition, #157/250. Octavo, xi, 140, 24 pages; VG; bound in publisher's half red leather, gilt to spine, decorated paper boards; original glassine present with only slight chipping to head of spine, small hole in spine; housed in publisher's slipcase; signed flat on the limitation page, #157/250 copies; 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 & World, 1964. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 312 pages; VG/G+; in blue and orange dust jacket, blue and orange spine with black and white titling; mild rubbing and wear, chip missing at head of spine, sun-fading and scratching to spine; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$5.95'; Inscribed on the ffep by Lore Segal, "To Rachel / who imposed much / of the order of this book / affectionately / Lore" JM consignment; Case 3.