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London: Micheal Joseph, 1972. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; black spine, white text; jacket has light rubbing, light age toning, unclipped, mylar protection; boards strong, light age toning on interior boards; textblock clean, light age toning, spotting on outer edge; interior pages clean; LP consignment; pp 220.
Milan: Salamon e Agustoni editori, 1972. Quarto; VG/VG-; black spine, white/red text; jacket has protective mylar cover, chipping around edges, small open tear at front head edge, closed tear and crease at back head edge; boards are strong and clean; textblock is clean, in Italian; pp 108; TL Art consignment - give tag to Allan.
New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 312pp. VG/VG-. Spine pictorial with tan and blue lettering. Hardcover in reddish-orange boards, with bus illustration stamped in blind; dust jacket illustrated by Robert Hallock. Price uncut. Boards very slightly rubbed at bottom, tail of spine bumped; dust jacket very bright and attractive. KT Consignment. Shelved in Case #2 or window.
New York: George Wittenborn, 1954. first edition. large quarto in ivory hardcovers with brown cloth spine with white letters;VG; ex-library copy with stamps; boards with minimal soiling; paper slightly faded and foxed on external edges; no DJ available but flaps glued inside front cover; pp. 186 followed by plates in black and white on glossy paper; in GERMAN; LR consignment.
London: George Routledge, 1848. First edition. Octavo in 3/4 red cloth and leather; G+ Condition hardcover; six-band embossed spine with gold letters; marbled end pages; slight fraying around edges and spine; moderate soiling; strong binding, some separation along front hinge and spine (see photos); occasional foxing and staining; text in tight print; pp. 302; illustrations by George Cruisbank; GP consignment. Please see four photos for representation of condition.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1929. Limited edition. Octavo. Vellum spine over boards; publisher's slipcase. #417 of 500 numbered copies SIGNED by the author and the artist. With 10 b-w engraved plates, and two engravings in the text. Very good; boards slightly soiled; small chip to vellum of spine; slipcase worn, and missing top panel. TJ Consignment.
Stockholm: Ordfronts Forlag, 1996. First edition. Octavo. Hardcover in dust jacket. True first Swedish edition of "The Fifth Woman". VG condition in VG dustjacket. Spine slightly cocked. Pages age-toned. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Dust jacket has traces of shelfwear. Text in Swedish. RS Consignment. Shelved in endcase near stairs on sales floor.
London: Guilbert Pitman, 1913. Revised edition. 16mo; vg/none; tan cloth spine with black text; ex libris, signature, half-title page; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block clean; 80 pp.; ads, xvi; illus., 43 mechanical drawings and designs; ffep, previously removed; age-toning; binding slightly shaken; boards, spot staining; corners and edges, chipping and minor wear; else very good. Consignment. Case #6.
Warsaw: 1904. First edition. Thin octavo in red hardcovers with gold letters on spine; VG CONDITION; moderate soiling and shelf wear on spine; ex-library stamp on ffep and title page; pencil inscription on back end page; paper heavily discolored, but not detrimental to reading; pp. 289 followed by index of names; in Polish; YR consignment. Shelved in endcase near stairs on sales floor.
London: Longsman, Green, and Co., 1887. New edition, revised and re-written. Octavo in good condition only; green cloth spine with gilt lettering; front board, emblazoned with gilt crown and archery medallion; signed by previous owner on front free endpaper in pencil, dated 1889; mild/moderate shelf and edge wear; text block clean; 296 pp., illustrated by 46 B&W drawings and designs; tables with tournament statistics; light age-toning; binding shaken and beginning to loosen; hing splitting at gutter. Consignment. under front counter.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911. Limited Edition. Octavo, 179 pages. Hard cover with no dust jacket, presumably as issued. Limited Edition: Five hundred and seventy-five numbered copies printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge in September, 1911. This copy is # 570. Tight binding. Pages are uncut at the top. Light age toning to pages, but the text is clean and unmarked. Rough-cut text block on the side. Light shelf wear and rubbing to boards, but is still in a very good condition, and is wrapped in a mylar sleeve for added protection. YF CONSIGNMENT. SHELVED ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL AREA.
Washington: Robert Armstrong & A.O.P. Nicholson, 1854. First Edition. 2 volumes; Octavo, Good condition; 3/4 bound, paneled black leather spines with gilt lettering, marbled boards; marbling different for each volume; wrapped in mylar; vol. 1 published by Armstrong, vol. 2 by Nicholson; marbled endpapers; volume one has moderate water-damage to boards, extending within, waving to pages; lacking maps; volume 2 does not have volume number on spine; mild-moderate foxing; shelved under front counter. LG Consignment.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1861. First. (possible second issue) Two octavos; VG- condition hardcovers; Brown cloth spines with faded cloth text. Boards have general shelfwear along surfaces, wear along edges and corners, binding strong, slight cocking to volume two's spine; Textblocks age-toned, occasional stains, previous owner's name (dated 1861) written in ink on both front end papers, one signature in volume two (p195-214) is loose yet present. 288pp and 312 + 16 pages of advertisements at rear. Please see photos for additional details RD Consignment item [Multi-volume order. Additional postage may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping might be unavailable due to weight/size restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates] eb/nd.
Neapoli: Ex Typographia Paciana, 1767. First Edition. 8vo., 213pp. + 8pp index, 3 pp additional; VG; bound in vellum, bottom of spine has black ink 'B F', top of spine has gilt label and lettering, cracked in upper left corner; bumping and shelfwear; two black stains on rear cover; moderate foxing throughout; frontispiece; ES consignment; shelved case 3.
Wien: Josef Belf, 1935. 16mo; good+/none; tan marbled spine with gilt lettering; professionally rebound with new boards and endpapers; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 79 pp.; illus.; medium toning and foxing; else very good; ---TEXT IN HEBREW AND GERMAN. Consignment. Shelved in Case #4.
Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1859. Octavo in quarter maroon leather and three quarters maroon cloth over boards, with leather corners and gilt text and design. Condition: Good. Front board present but detached. Boards and leather are in very good condition. Minimal shelfwear. Gilt text block all around. Five raised bands on spine. Red marbled endpapers. Navy ribbon sewn into head of binding. Some age-toning. Previous owner's name penciled neatly onto front free end paper. Interior otherwise clean and text is clear. Binding square and tight. If not for detached front board, a very nice copy. 244 pp. [Spine is maroon with gilt text. HAGAR CONSIGNMENT (locked case 4- SHELLEY)].
Lausanne & Geneve: np, 1751. Second edition. Small octavo; x, 183 pp. Contemporary calf, with gilt floral decoration and lettering on spine. With twelve pages of engravings. VG. Some rubbing to spine and extremities. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper. Small bookstore label on front pastedown. Interior clean; binding tight. Text in French. Consignment. SHELVED ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL AREA.
London, Paris, New York: Cassel, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1880. VG. Wide 8vo in dark green cloth boards, title on spine in gilt. No DJ, presumably as issued. Edges lightly rubbed, corners lightly bumped, very light general wear and agetoning to boards. Ex-libris, with prev. owner's name on small plate on ffep. Edges of textblock agetoned and foxed, light foxing to pages at front and rear, most pages clean. 778 pp. Shelved Locked- MASTER SHAKE (Brit/Ireland)--- Consignment.
London: S & J Fuller, (1816). First edition. Quarto. With illustrated title page and 18 full page hand-colored plates by Henry Alken. Somewhat later half-leather over marbled boards. Some rubbing to spine and extremities; scattered foxing, age-toning and smudging to interior; hinge starting at midpoint of book; good solid copy. TJ Consignment. Shelved upstairs, on rare/exp bookshelf in upstairs rear offices area.
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1904. FIFTH PRINTING. VG. 16mo (just over 6" tall) in red leather, title on spine in gilt with five raised bands on spine. Light shelf and edgewear to boards, light rubbing to bottom corners, light general bumping and scratching to boards, noticeable sun discoloration to spine. Gilt to top edge of textblock, lightly burnished, other edges agetoned, fore edge is deckled.. Marbled endpages. Pages have only light agetoning. 288 pp. + list of Macmillan Golden Treasury Series books. HAGAR CONSIGNMENT. Shelved case 4.
Florence: V. Batelli, 1831. Third Edition. Third Edition. Set of three oblong quartos in 1/2 beige marble hardcovers with brown leather spine; VG- condition; gold gilt on spine; general fraying and soiling on boards; binding strong; previous owner's inscription on ffep; edges dusty; paper generally foxed, with discoloration on first pages; text clean in tight print; in Italian; includes full page and folded maps; many vignette portraits and other illustrations, and 39 articles on countries and States; Please see photos for details IR consignment. [Oversized books. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
London: R. and J. Dodsley in Pall-mall, 1755. First Edition. 12mo, 239pp.; VG-; pg. 239 misnumbered as 139, 241 - 268 index, 4 pages ads in rear; spine tan in six paneled sections, red morocco label with gilt lettering; small hole in middle of page 5/6; some shelfwear and bumping to corners and boards, a crack on front board, does not ipact binding; binding tight; text clear; corners are creased on pp. 143, 145, 147; bilingual, parallel texts in Latin and English on opposite pages, including both a Latin and English title page; GP consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Printed for A. Miller, 1755. First Edition. 8vo., 182pp.; G+; housed in a gray folding case, itself housed within a gray slipcase, white label on spine; lacking spine; dark gray paper boards, moderate damage to edges of both boards, rear board detached; small stamp on upper fore corner of ffep; some crinkling to lower edge, minor crinkling to fore edge; interior clean and in VG condition; GP consignment; Shelved upstairs, on rare/exp bookshelf in upstairs rear offices area.
London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1912. First Edition, Limited #11/12. 12mo., 84 pages; VG-; Hardcover in publisher's deluxe gilt-decorated binding, #11 of 12 copies printed on Japanese vellum and bound in Levant morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, and SIGNED by Sutcliffe on limitation page; some rubbing to extremities; repairs to hinges and spine are visible. VC Consignment; Shelved in Case 7.
Coloniae Agrippinae [Cologne]: Apud Petrum Henningium, 1626. 16mo., 448pp.; VG; bound in vellum, faint writing on spine; vellum slightly warped, as is usual for vellum of this age, especially warped out on rear board upper fore corner; stylized 'SA' written in ink on ffep, ex libris note in ink on top of title page; small water stain to lower fore corner from pages 45-70; minor bookworm damage along gutter and lower edge between pages 35-70; some occasional foxing; JG consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Colburn and Co., 1852. Second edition. Two volumes. Octavo; xiii, 299, 16 (ads); x, 315, 24 (ads) pp. Publisher's original brown cloth. Engraved frontispieces to both volumes. Boards rubbed at extremities, age-toned and soiled. Hinge of Volume II starting to split at spine head and tail, hinges of both volumes cracked and exposed inside front and rear covers. Top 1 inch of Volume II's spine split. Slightly shaken. Foxing to endpapers. Previous owner's signature on title pages. Good copies only. Scarce. Consignment.
San Francisco: Printed for Williams Andrews Clark, Jr., by John Henry Nash, 1923. Facsimile edition (150 copies). Thin folio in batik slipcase with black and orange silk ribbons; VG/G; case is sturdy and clean but front batik lining is detached and torn on top; first volume with frontispiece in good condition; smaller volume contains a facsimile of the 1827 edition with previous owner's name on title page; all in good condition; not numbered, but one of 150 copies published in 1923; EM consignment. Shelved in Netdesk office, above Ephemera section.
Wien [Vienna] and Leipzig: F. Tempsky / G. Freytag, 1910. folio, lxxxi, 70 plates; G; housed in a gray clamshell box with a white label and black lettering, some shelfwear and scuffing; book itself is has sections still seperated to the binding, but mostly loose pages; front cover loose paper, green, has tattered edges on all four sides, still fully legible; title page has small stamp on upper fore corner; plates intact and in excellent condition, if some small wear to page margins; title states with 76 panels and 157 text images, plates in rear go up to 'Taf. 70.'; many pages of the text uncut; wrapped in mylar covering; GP consignment; shelved front table.
New York: The Century Co, 1889. First edition. Folio; 145 pp. Original pictorial boards; no dust jacket (as issued). With 19 illustrations by Edward W. Kemble in black and white. VG; some soiling and discoloration to boards, which are rubbed at the spine, particularly at spine top; interior age-toned but generally clean. Housed in a deluxe clamshell box. VW Consignment. Shelved in Case #2.
Berlin: Walter de Gruyter U. Co., 1929. Offprint. FOR UNIFIED FIELD THEORY SPECIALLY PRINTED FROM THE MEETING REPORTS OF THE PRUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES PHYS.-MATH. CLASS 1929. I Quarto; 8 pp. in orange wrappers, saddle-stitched, black titles; VG+; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; First edition of the author's rare offprint, representing a new and critical development in the unified field theory; a problem which preoccupied Einstein for the last three decades of his life. Einstein's general theory of relativity necessitated a pluralistic explanation of the universe, which he had not yet fully resolved. Although he judges his solution as premature in this paper, it stands as his single most important statement on the subject. -TEXT IN GERMAN. Consignment. Shelved in Case #0.
Leipzig: Verlag Von Duncker & Humblot, 1878. First Edition. Octavo; xv, 466 pp. Hardcover in publisher's original half-leather over marbled boards, with a lovely geometric design on fore-edge. Very Good. Boards heavily rubbed at spine and corners. Previous owner's long gift inscription on front endpaper. Text in German. Scarce. RL Consignment. Shelved in Case #4.
Paris: Furne et Cie, 1839. Two quarto volumes; viii, 576; 584 pp. With frontispieces, engraved plates, and folding maps. Original boards, rebacked, with new spines and spine labels. Boards rubbed at edges and corners; scattered foxing and offsetting from plates; old tidelines from waterstains in Volume 1; occasional tape-repairs to plates and maps; bindings tight. Good solid copy. Text in French. AH Consignment. Shelved in Case 9.
London: J. Tonson, 1722. Second Edition. 12mo, 2 volumes; G; paneled brown spines with a faded textblock and gilt; moderate shelf-wear and bumping to boards; damage to head and tail of both spines, some peeling and scrapes on spine; volume 1 has a sticker on front board saying 'Lot 333'; volume 2 front board tenuously attached; previous owners name in pen on inside front board; text clear with minor staining that does not impact the text; stated second edition; GP consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. Signed First Edition. Small octavo; 132pp; bound in full orange cloth with gilt panels on spine and top board; light blue endpapers brushed in matching orange; top edge gilt; housed in glassine wrapper; some minor wear at top edges of binding and to crown and foot; hinges a bit tender; some thumb soiling on half-title; an interesting ASSOCIATION COPY signed by Adolphus Meyer and inscribed to Meyer by H. L. Mencken on title page. Mencken once referred F. Scott Fitzgerald to Meyer and Meyer subsequently treated Zelda Fitzgerald at the Phipps Clinic at Johns Hopkins in February, 1932. [Lieberman Consignment]. Shelve in high value 13's bookcase in upstairs offices.
In Venetia: Appresso Benedetto Milocho, 1682. Later Edition. 8vo., 444pp.; VG; bound in vellum, spine reads 'Canochii del Tesauno'; title page has printer's device (with motto: Sic renovata, vivam laetiori vita) on title page; last leaf is blank; pages 431-444 are index; printed marginal notes; intermittent foxing throughout, although more occur towards page edges; vellum boards and pages both show some warping; general shelfwear present, including minor stains, minor darkening to spine, bumping to corners and head and tail of spine; NH consignment; shelved case 3.
Lyon: Jean Baptiste Devenet, 1655. Fourth collected edition, edited and published posthumously by Helmont's son, Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont. Approximately 13.5 x 8.25 inches. Quarto; , 487, [1, blank], 192, [57, indices], [1, Approbationes] pages. With engraved title page. Contemporary full mottled calf, rebacked in brown calf, six raised bands. Considerable wear to binding; first several leaves somewhat tattered; upper corner of page 145 in the second part missing (not affecting text); a few ink notes and blots throughout. Overall, a good solid copy. Consignment.
Philadelphia: David McKay, 1888. First Edition, Third Printing. Octavo, 140 pages; G-; dark green spine with gilt text; Inscribed by J. H. Johnston to Herbert N. Casson (presumably the noted journalist); John H. Johnston was a New York jeweler who was a friend and benefactor of Whitman in the last 15 years of Whitman's life.; Book is shelf-worn; boards rubbed with bumping/cloth-fraying at corners and spine ends; long 0.5" scuff to rear board. Water-wrinkling/staining to 3.5x2.5" spot on rear board, and along top 1.5" of front board & text block. Front hinge cracked & rear hinge starting. Text block age-toned with minor foxing to endpapers, first & last several pages, and text block edges; 1.5" tear to front endpaper. Inscription reads, "Herbert N. Casson/with best wishes/of his/loving Camarade [?]/J. H. Johnston/1905"; WH Consignment; Shelved Case 0.
Venetia [Venice]: Appresso Giouan Battista Ciotti, 1621. 8vo., 329pp., [7 pp.]; VG; spine brown leather, brown label and gilt lettering; 3/4 bound in brown leather, marbled boards; minimal to no shelfwear; ink writing in margins throughout, significant number of pages; 'N36' to first title page; page 39/40 has a small tear in the lower fore corner; minor age stains; complete with seven plates; NOTES ON MARGINALIA: The vast majority of leaves have marginalia to 1-3 lines per page, with no more than 2 words per line. The leaves with the most marginalia include p. 47 (to 13 lines), p. 54 (to 16 lines), p. 87 (to 10 lines), and p. 116 (to 11 lines). (Photos of all 4 attached.) Happily none of the pages to this volume are heavily annotated. Though there are marginalia to just 3 lines on p. 298, the handwriting is significantly larger so I decided to include a photo of this page as well. Collation to misnumbered leaves is complete. Marginalia are to the following leaves: 15-22, 24-33, 35-38, 40-61 [p. 52 misnumbered "25"], 63, 65, 67-75, 77-83, 85-107 [p. 101 misnumbered "102"; "7" to p. 107 obscured], 109-129, 131-132, 134-136, 138-148, 151, 154-156, 158-166, 169-173, 175-178, 180-184, 186-188, 192, 198-199, 202-212 [pp. "202" and "203" misnumbered "102" and "103" respectively], 214-217, 224, 226-229, 231-232, 234-238, 240-242, 245-248, 250-253, 255-257, 260-262, 266-276, 281-284, 286, 288, 290-291 [misnumbered "190" and "191" respectively], 293 [misnumbered "193"], 295-296 [misnumbered "195" and "196" respectively], 298 [misnumbered "198"]; JG consignment; shelved Case 0.
Lugd[uni Batavorum]: Sumpt. Io. Ant. Huguetan & Soc, 1678. Second Edition. Octavo. Original vellum; leather spine label. Illustrated title page and numerous plates (some folding). Vellum discolored and soiled; rubbed at extremities. Interior age-toned. Binding slightly shaken. Bookplate on front pastedown. Previous owners' signatures on endpapers. Small piece missing from top right corner of title page. Good solid copy. Regnier de Graaf was a Dutch physician and anatomist who made key discoveries in reproductive biology. He described ovarian follicles and female ejaculation. Text in Latin. IR Consignment. Shelved in Case 3.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First Edition. thick 8vo., viii, 864pp.; VG-; spine brown cloth with gilt lettering and blind-stamping, same on front board, only blind-stamping on rear board; protected with a mylar covering; cloth on front hinge separated, cloth on spine beginning to peel, still attached; some wear to rear hinge, corners, head and tail of spine; mild foxing throughout; small booksellers sticker on front pastedown; First publication of any part of Moby Dick; "The Town-Ho's Story" on page 658, which became Chapter 54 of the novel, still at that time titled "The Whale,"; NM consignment; shelved case 2.
London and Boston: Virtue & Company, 1904. Laurel Edition. 8to, 8 volumes; VG; bound in three-quarter brown morocco, gilt lettering and tooling in floral pattern; raised bands; spines lightly rubbed; bumping and shelf-wear to boards, some peeling on corners and edges; top of text block gilded, side and bottom uncut; text clean; hand-colored frontispiece; marbled endpaper; 324pp., 380pp., 339pp., 427pp, 386pp., 434pp., 343pp., 257pp.; pp 426/427 in vol IV uncut; Laurel Edition, limited to 1000 copies, of which this is set 10; GP Consignment; Heavy, please contact for shipping costs; shelved above shakespeare.
London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition. In two volumes. Octavo. With illustrations by George Cruikshank. First edition, first issue with the plate "Last Song" without a border, and 36 pages of publisher's ads. Three quarter leather, green boards, gilt decorations in compartments on spine, five raised bands. Very good, with some rubbing to boards, some foxing to interior. Bindings tight. CONSIGNMENT-Tag to Allan.