London: Printed by S. Simmons, and are to be sold by T. Helder, at the Angel in Little Brittain, 1669. First Edition. Octavo; VG; bound in full morocco, spine paneled with gilt lettering; gilt text block; some wear and rubbing to binding; ffep through page A3 mostly loose, still attached through two pieces of string to the binding; A4, a4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Tt4, Vv2; small hole in middle of leaf Cc3, impacts text; a few leaves slightly stained. Bookplate of Thomas Jefferson McKee. McKee, 1840-1899, was a well-known book collector and lawyer from New York whose collection was auctioned off in 1900. In the auction, this copy was item number 3091. Autograph of Evert A. Duyckinck, 1839 on top blank margin of title. Evert Augustus Duyckinck, 1816-1878, was an American publisher and biographer. Among his work, he assisted Edgar Allan Poe in printing his Tales collection in 1845 and selected which stories to include. Duyckinck was also known to have lent Melville copies of his books, including a copy of the Decameron and a copy of Paradise Lost. Has the stamp of 'Lenox Library-Duplicate' on verso of title. The Lenox Library was a library incorporated and endowed in 1870, became a part of the founding collection of the New York Public Library in 1895, and opened to the public in this capacity in 1911. Of its collection in 1894, 15,000 of the 83,331 were from the collection of Evert Augustus Duyckinck. Simmons printed 1,200 first edition copies in 1667, and issued them over three years with varying title pages. The title pages have different years, with them reading 1667, 1668, or 1669. There is no known relationship between when a given copy of the text itself was printed, and the attached title page, making establishing priority difficult. This issue includes "Milton's synopsis of each book ("the Arguments" of Books 1–10), his defense of "the Verse," and a list of errata, adding sixteen pages of preliminary matter to the book. Simmons's note to the reader states that he had procured this explanation from Milton because readers of the poem had "stumbled" on first encountering it, asking "why the Poem Rimes not." Milton's strident defense of blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter) is printed in large type that fills two pages. His chosen meter, although no longer fashionable by 1667, was the dominant mode of Shakespeare's plays and is the closest to the natural rhythms of English speech. Samuel Johnson later commented sarcastically that, "finding blank verse easier than rhyme, [Milton] was desirous of persuading himself that it is better."" [Morgan Library] JG consignment; shelved case 0.
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Witebergae [Wittenberg]: 1531. First Edition. Small quarto (7.125 x 5.5 inches; 182 x 140 mm.).  leaves. Signatures: A-E4 F6 G² h4 I-N4 O² P-2V4(-2V4, blank). Bound without blank leaf 2V4; 2A2 signed "A2." Printer and date of publication from colophon on 2V3 recto. Apologia Confessionis has separate title-page (G1 recto), with "Emenda" beneath the title. Decorative and historiated woodcut initials. Later quarter calf with black paper-covered boards; all edges trimmed and stained blackish-blue; plain endpapers, double-flyleaves at front, single at the rear. Front board detached but for single string at bottom; calf mostly gone; edges worn; corners softened; scuffing to boards; loose electrical tape affixed to bottom of rear board, curling over spine. Front free endpaper and first flyleaf completely detached. Repairs to inner hinges; label pulled up from front pastedown. Split between gatherings V and Z, starting between leaves 2T3 and 2T4, 2V2 and 2V3. Minor thumbsoiling scattered throughout text; some toning; occasional foxing. Text very good in just good binding. Housed in custom black cloth clamshell with red spine label stamped in gilt. [Augsburg Confession]. Confessio fidei exhibita invictiss. Imp. Carolo V. Caesari Aug. in Comiciis Augustae, Anno M. D. XXX. Addita est Apologia Confessionis [by Philipp Melancthon]. Beide, Deudsch und Latinisch. Wittenberg: [Impressum per Georgium Rhau, 1531]. First edition of the Augsburg Confession, containing the Latin texts of the Confessio and Melanchton's Apologia. Although the title-page states that it contains both the Latin and German texts, this first edition contains Latin text only (the German translation by Justus Jonas was added slightly later). Catalog entry tipped to front pastedown from "J. J. Lentnersche Hofbuchhandlung (E. Stahl), München," "Lager-Katalog Nr. 8." Annotations throughout the text in at least two, possibly as many as four different hands, including a couple of manicules. Several early ink ownership inscriptions on the title-page, the earliest that of "Theodorus Backhusius Possessor," who was pastor at Oldenberg (d. 1625); followed by "Vogt 1735," "JFG Olbers 1766" and "H. Meere." Recto of front free endpaper bears ink manuscript notes that seem to be from nineteenth-century New Testament commentator H. A. W. Meyer [Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer (1800-1873)], dated 1868; verso with additional notes, signed by his son "Professor Dr. [Gustav] Meyer," dated "7 Januar 1883." Bookseller's ticket of Schaeffer & Koradi, Philadelphia. Neuser, Bibliographie, 8. See VD16 C 4734 and C 4735. Sold together with a copy of Neuser's Bibliographie der Confessio Augustana und Apologie, 1530-1580. Nieuwkoop: De Graaf Publishers, 1987.; BK consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Printed by Ruth Raworth for Humphrey Moseley, 1645. First Edition. Octavo, 120 pages; VG; bound in full burgundy diced morocco, rebacked with closely matching spine with gilt lettering, new endpapers; bookplate of the Warrington Museum on front pastedown; small hole to page 43, 107, covers exactly one letter each; water damage to the entire interior, probably occurred before the most recent rebinding. The lower half along the gutter is largely free of water damage, but the rest faintly stained; top edge pages cut close, with the margin sometimes being removed in its entirety, and the page number cut in half.; title page shows more wear than other pages; Underlining or marginalia on pages 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30, 37, 44, 48, 49, 50, 51, 57, Issue with "S." before "Pauls" in imprint, but no priority has been established. The printing has a deep debossed lettering. Lacking frontispiece and Latin poems. While it has the separate titlepage for Comus (a.k.a. A Mask), it is lacking the one for the Latin Poemata. This 1645 collection of Milton's poetry was the only poetry of his to see print until Paradise Lost appeared in 1667. JG consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 634pp.; G+; spine green cloth with gilt lettering; original publisher's cloth, original orange endpapers, with the publisher's circular device blindstamped on the front and rear boards; spine partially faded to tan, with gilt lettering also partially faded, some small brown discoloration to spine edge; endpapers have some discoloration; moderate foxing throughout; six pages of publisher's ads; binding slightly loose; top edge of front hinge of front board has a repaired tear; BAL 13664; HC consignment; Shelved Case 2.
London: S. Simmons, 1674. Second Edition. 12mo, , 333 pages; VG; bound in full maroon straight-grained morocco, spine with elaborate gilt tooling, gilt lettering; gilt text block; two different gilt rolls along borders; gilt roll on board edges, turn-ins; marbled endpapers; top edge pages cut close, with the margin sometimes being removed in its entirety, and part of the title and page number cut in half; second free endpaper has two small slivers of paper glued on, containing previous auction/bookseller descriptions of this volume; Small bookplate on front pastedown, with the seal of the Merrill family. Ffep has the Lalique Bookplate Emilie: a 4.5 inches in length paper decorated with leaves and the large name Emilie in the design as well as the R. Lalique signature in the plain border area. The Lalique Bookplate was designed especially for the American heiress Emilie Grigsby. A 1912 auction sale of her library in New York City stated that every book in the auction contained the bookplate specially designed for her by Rene Lalique. frontispiece portrait engraved by Dolle. The first issue in which the Poem is divided into twelve books (in former issue it was in ten books only). Also for the first time appears Andrew Marvell's Commendatory Poem "On Paradise Lost" JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Leipzig: Hugo Heller & Co.; Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, 1912-1934. Various, Some First Collected Editions, Some Rebound Periodicals. large Octavos, 14 volumes; VG; various bindings, volumes 1 and 2 3/4 bound, with burgundy leather spine, marbled boards, paneled spines with gilt lettering; volume 5 1/2 bound with brown cloth spine, green paper boards; volumes 4, 6-14, and 20 bound in full burgundy cloth, gilt lettering on spine; ex-library, with the markings of the Baltimore Psychoanalytic Society, including stamps on all three edges of all text blocks, bookplates on front pastedown, library pocket on rear pastedowns; all volumes have mild rubbing and shelfwear; Volume 1: 1912, contains I.1-I.5, , spine peeling and largely loose, repair to gutter of endpapers; Volume 2: 1913, contains II.1-II.6, plate for II.1 present, repair to gutter of endpapers; Volume 4: 1915/16, contains IV.1-IV.6; Volume 5: 1917-1919, contains V.1-V.5/6, front board detached, rear board and spine nearly detached; Volume 6: 1920, contains VI.1-VI.4; Volume 7: 1921, contains VII.1-VII.4, VII.1-3 on slightly green paper; Volume 8: 1922, contains VIII.1-VIII.4; Volume 9: 1923, contains parts 1-4; Volume 10: 1924, contains parts 1-4; Volume 11: 1925, contains parts 1-3, lacking part 4, contains the original periodicals, includes front three yellow covers, cover for part 1/2 has some repair to the edges; Volume 12: 1926, contains parts 1-4; Volume 13, 1927, contains parts 1-4; Volume 14: 1928, contains part 1, contains the original periodical, the front two pages have repair to the edges; Volume 20, 1934, contains part 4, contains the original periodical, with bright yellow front cover; Shelved room 11.
London: Printed by S. Simmons, 1674. Second Edition. 12mo., 333pp.; VG; spine paneled brown leather with gilt lettering and tooling; gilt panel at board edges; some bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; some wear to spine edges, spine edge between head and front board separated, front board slightly loose; frontispiece; small bookworm damage near spine at top edge of pages, 141-161, small amount of intermediate bookworm damage between pages 161 and the end some of which is in the text, some between pages 35 and 95 as an inch long scar that interferes with text; small amounts of other bookworm damage, mostly isolated to the top margin; interior clean of markings; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: S. Simmonsl John Starkey, 1678, 1671. Early and firsts. Octavo; VG; fine binding, dark blue leather spine with gilt lettering; raised bands; gilt highlights and block borders; ex library, book plate, Thomas Clifford Allbutt [1836-1925], an English physician and inventor of the clinical thermometer; endpapers, feathered; head-edge, gilt; board edges and inside borders, gilt fluting; professionally rebound; PARADISE LOST, third edition, 1678, 331 pp.; without portrait; --PARADISE REGAIN'D, 1671, 111 pp.; without licensing leaf; ---SAMSON AGONISTES, 1671, 101 pp.; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, varied foxing; uneven printing; uneven original trim; edges, toning; pp.; split start, gutter; else very good; JG Consignment; Shelved in Case 0.
New York: Rabinovitch, c. 1930. Limited Edition, #17/100. folio, 10 plates; VG; contains 10 plates, 9 of the original set plus one extra. All are signed in the lower right corner by Rabinovitch, with the title of the piece in pencil on the rear. Housed in original gray portfolio, with some repair, including brown spine. The inside of the front cover includes the original limitation sheet as well as the description of the portfolio, pasted down as issued. The pictures vary in size from 6 x 8 to 10 x 13 inches, all on 14 x 18 sheets. Nine of the original tissue-guards are present. Contains The Katharine Cornell, Marie Ouspenskaya, Carlotta Monterey, The Girl In Black, Mrs. G. E. Calthrop, Michio Ito, The Tartar Dance of the Chauve-Souris, Nude - Dance Figure (D.H.), and Nude - Cruciform Figure (P.G.). Lacking The Sad Clown of the Chauve-Souris. Originally sold separately, this portfolio also includes the Nude - Torso (P.G.).
Basilaea: Froben, 1549. 4to., 518pp.; VG; spine brown leather with red label and gilt lettering; later brown leather boards with double-ruled borders, recent professional rebacking with new spine; general wear to boards; bookplate on front pastedown, partially torn off; small two line ink inscription on title page, dated 1589; printer's device on title page; verso of final leaf; complete collation: AA⁴, a-z⁶, A-T⁶, V⁸, A-B⁸, BB-CC⁶ DD⁸ (DD⁸, V⁸ blank); NM consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: Printed by James Parker, 1767. 8vo., 479pp., 148pp.; G+; contemporary leather binding, spine paneled brown leather, top three of six panels have significant amount of leather gone, showing binding underneath; back board splitting from text but still attached, missing leather continues from spine onto back bard, upper quadrant next to spine missing leather; text good with some individual foxing stains; 479 pages of hymns, followed by 148 pages including 143 pages of text, title page and verso, statement of purpose of the printing and a page containing musical scales for individuals desirous of participating in singing the hymns; Inscription by Jacob R. Hardenburgh on ffep attesting to the books purchase for the use of the Bedminster Congregation dated 1774 with later inscriptions by two other church members. Hardenburgh was the first appointed President of Queen's College (Rutgers University); EH consignment; shelved case 3.
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: C. Dilly and John Stockdale, 1787/1788. Volumes Two and Three of the First London Editions. 8vos., 2 volumes; VG-; spines paneled brown leather, red label with gilt lettering; BOTH VOLUMES HAVE BEEN TAMPERED WITH. The volume number on the title pages have been partially scraped off, so that one 'I' was removed from each, rendering the appearance of 'Vol. II.' to read 'Vol. I.', and 'Vol. III.' to read 'Vol. II.'. This is the only tampering with in these volumes that we have noticed.; spines newly rebound, previous brown leather boards present; moderate wear and soiling to boards, including some rounding to corners, chipping to leather; small stamp of a name to ffep; volume 2 has some water damage, primarily to upper for corner, and extending along the upper edge for the beginning of the volume, reached page number, but does not reach body of text; no underlining or markings to text; page 381/382 of volume 2 is torn, with the fore margin missing, none of the body of text is impacted, although the numbering in the margins is missing, page number present; minimal foxing, with what little there is sparse and faint; While newly rebound, both volumes are mislabeled on the spine. Volume 2 reads '1', and Volume 3 reads '2'. MK consignment; shelved case 1.
New York: Random House, 1930. Limited First Edition. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; beige/brown spine, gold text; cover has age toning along head edges, small stain at spine tail; textblock has staining on free endpapers and pastedowns, otherwise clean; pp 349.; Shelved case 0. This limited first edition of Frost's Collected Poems is number 80 of 1000 copies. The book is inscribed by Frost on the half title page to Anne and Robert von Moschzisker. It comes with two newspaper clippings detailing a literary award of $1000 Frost received in the home of Mr. and Mrs. von Moschzisker. The book also includes a sheet of paper with the hand-written address of Mrs. von Moschzisker and a three-page ALS dated December 22 from South Shaftsbury, Vermont, written to Anne from Elinor Frost. The letter is in an envelope affixed to the back pastedown of the book. In the letter, Elinor wishes Anne and Robert Christmas greetings and updates them on her Christmas plans. It also mentions the Literary award Frost received. This a truly special limited first edition collection of Frost's poems, which includes documents that provide insight into his personal life.
London: W. Strahan; T. Cadell, 1775. First Edition, Second Issue. 8vo, 384pp.; VG; spine tan with six panels; bound in original printers boards; this edition has the six line errata and lack of cancels denoting a second issue; there is a message in pen on page opposing title page dated 1877; three pen marks on title page; text clean with no age marks; spine scratched and worn; corners of boards peeling; GP consignment; shelved case 3.
Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany: Joseph Wolffischen, 1783. folio, 750pp., 24pp. index, 136pp.; VG; bound in brown leather, paneled spine with no lettering; front board decorated with metal in the four corners, diamond in the center; remnants of two clasps present, two metal hooks on fore edge of front board, two torn leather strips bound into rear board; moderate rubbing to boards; newer endpapers; title page has had a strip of paper approximately 1.25 inches (3.5cm.) high torn off of the bottom, primarily including the entirety of the publication information. It has been repaired with the backing of another sheet on that portion. There is a small tear in the middle of the page that is backed by a piece of paper on the verso, and so barely impacts the legibility of the words; complete collation: endpaper, title page, 2pp. table of contents, 4pp., 750pp., 24pp. index, title page, 6pp., 136pp.; separate title page with separate pagination; page 110 misprinted as 100, 160 as 142, 217 as 21, 271 as 217, 523 as 532, 524 as 534, 554 as 454, 732 as 571, only the page number impacted; small repairs on pages 165/166, 571/572, 633/634, 649/650, 687/688, 701/702, 705/706, 719/720, 1/2; illustrated pages beginning parts two and three on pages 165 and 567. The pagination between pages 566-571 appear to be missing a page, as is usual with this edition; ffep partially detached; profusely illustrated with over 800 black and white woodcut illustrations, including genre scenes, individual plants and animals, and distilling apparatus; Adam Lonicer was a German botanist who studied at Marburg and the University of Mainz, obtaining his Magister degree at sixteen years of age. After becoming a Doctor of Medicine in 1554, he became the town physician in Frankfurt am Main. His true interest though was herbs and the study of botany. His first important work on herbs, the Kräuterbuch, was published in 1557, with a large part dealing with distillation. He married Magdalena Egenolff, the daughter of Christian Egenolff, his Frankfurt publisher and a printer who specialized in herbals. The work that made his name famous is this popular herbal, the Kräuterbuch. Lonicer provides us with one of the early descriptions of local flora as well as being one of the first to differentiate deciduous trees from conifers. shelved case 4.
Rome: 1748. large folio, 21" x 16:, unpaginated; G; spine paneled mottled brown leather, red label, gilt lettering; gilt stamping on front and rear board; moderate wear and scratches to boards; peeling to corners; spine rebound, previous boards present, previous label; two medium strips of leather missing from lower edge of front board; marbled pastedowns; text in Italian; contains 33 plates of 41; lacking title page; index present, pencil notes stating the following plates are missing: I, III, V from Sala de Fatti Farbesi, IIII, VI, VIIII, XV from Anticamera del Concilio; GP consignment; shelved above shelf Myth/Folklore.
London: Richard Bentley and M. Magnes, 1681. First Edition. Small Quarto. , 60,  pages; VG; 1/4 bound in brown leather, marbled boards; newly repaired with new brown leather spine and gilt lettering, boards preserved; mild rubbing to boards; very mild age-toning and foxing to pages; A4-H4,I2.; CB consignment; shelved case 0.
1844. 12mo., unpaginated; VG; bound in brown leather, gilt tooling to front and rear covers; spine has been repaired, and is now brown leather with no lettering or tooling; title page is an elaborate blue, red, and gilt page; 15-line naskh, signed al-Buruduri, of the pupils od al-Hajji Ahmad al-Fawzi, dated A.H. 1260; text in Arabic; NA consignment; shelved case 3.
Boston: Light & Horton, 1834. First Edition. 12mo., 200pp.; VG-; spine green cloth with gilt lettering; spine faded, minor wear to gilt; bumping and small chipping to head and tail of spine; minor bumping and peeling to corners; some small amount of bubbling to boards; intermittent minor foxing throughout; 5 word stamp in purple ink on ffep, front pastedown; published when he was only 25, his first collection of poetry predates both his freemasonry connections and his military service; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Heinemann, 1960. First U.K. Edition. Octavo, 296 pages; VG/VG; spine pictorial with black and orange lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; minor bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; small sticker torn off of endpaper, no damage to book, else interior clean and in excellent condition; card containing only Harper Lee's signature protected in books mylar covering; FN consignment; shelved case 3.
Washington, DC: Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. First edition. Folio; (2), 159 pp., printed on rectos only. Three large folding maps, backed with linen. Original three-quarter calf, brown boards, gilt spine lettering, rebacked, with original spine laid down. VG, boards rubbed, particularly at spine and corners. Some scattered foxing. Ink notation on title page: "This book corrected and revised for M.G. Emery, Alderman 4th Ward by W. Forsyth, Surveyor, 10th Feb. 1857." Facing the title page is a handwritten list of squares added or corrected, 32 squares in total. Elaborate cartographic survey of the District. Shelve in Case #1.
Philadelphia: R. H. Baist, 1938-1965. Elephant Folios, 4 volumes; VG-; 1/2 bound in maroon cloth with mustard cloth boards; hardcover, some wear. Contents very good. 141 detailed maps, based on surveys conducted by Baist's employees, showing not only major landmarks and government buildings, but the location of nearly every structure in Washington, including houses color coded by the type of material used to build their exteriors; Title information mounted on pastedown, index on ffep; extremely scarce, the only copies on sale at the time of listing; extremely heavy, please contact for accurate shipping costs; AS consignment; shelved above aisle A.
Lutetiæ [Paris]: Apud Bernardum Turrisanum, sub Aldina Bibliotheca, via Iacobæa, 1565. Folios; VG; bound in early full brown leather, paneled spines with gilt tooling and lettering; volume 1 rebacked with previous spine preserved; volume 2 has cracking to hinges, chipping to tail of spine, large chip missing to head of spine; ex-library bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1; Aldine dolphin-and-anchor device on title-pages; Large capital initials, decorated initials; scattered and sparse marginalia; At foot of title-page: Cum priuilegio Regis; several mispaginations; Parts 2-4 have seperate title pages: Tomvs secvndus (tertivs, qvartvs)--Operum M. Tullii Ciceronis; Part 1 dated 1566.; Part 1 contains the rhetorical works, Part 2, the orations, Part 3, the epistles Part 4, the philosophical works. Part 1 includes additions and corrections to parts 2-4.; Latin text, with some Greek words; consignment; shelved case 4.
New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 61 pages; VG-; bound in publishers blue cloth, no lettering on spine; one moderate bump to the middle of the front hinge; mild shelfwear; This edition was not issued with a Dust Jacket.; This educational edition predates the trade edition by 2 months (the trade edition was released March 1 1957 whereas the educational edition was released in January of 1957). In Dr. Seuss's own words, on June 11, 1956, he wrote to Random House: "Don't ever show this letter to anyone, but I've got a hunch . . . (very immodest) . . . Namely, according to Houghton-Mifflin, who will be releasing my First Grade Reader to schools early in Jan. or Feb., we've got a possibility of making a tremendous noise in the noisy discussion of Why Johnny Can't Read. The Random House trade edition won't come out until later, and the big noise may never come off." At the time, Random House did not use multiple binding signatures, hence the single signature binding of the first printing of the trade edition. Houghton Mifflin had already begun printing books with multiple signature bindings, this is why in later printings of the trade edition Random House actually copies the format of the Houghton Mifflin edition. Also note, Dr. Seuss on the front page is printed in red, as was the first trade edition, however it lacks the "for beginner readers" logo printed on the trade edition (a secretly added feature by Bennett Cerf to make the trade edition more appealing and to boost Random House sales).; Houghton Mifflin had possibly intended to release a children's book series called "Read by Yourself Books" in 1957, and there is a label on the rear cover stating so. shelved case 2.
New York: ballantine Books, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 152pp.; VG/VG; spine teal with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.75'; gray cloth boards with dark green lettering on spine; minimal amounts of wear to corners, head and tail of spine; INSCRIBED on half-title page by Farmer; Farmer's first full length published novel; LP consignment; shelved case 3.
Milano [Milan]: per Paolo Gottardo Pontio, stampatore regio. A instantia di Pietro Tini, 1585. First Edition, Second Issue. 8vo., 700pp., 2pp. errata; VG; spine paneled brown leather with black label and gilt lettering; spine reads 'Lomazzo's / Treatise / 1585'; rebound, new spine, boards, endpapers; title page has small woodcut printer’s device, half-title with woodcut portrait of Lomazzo in medallion on recto of B1; some waviness to pages, minor towards beginning, gently increases towards the latter half; interior clean with no markings; minor bookworm damage on first four pages, mostly on bottom edge, does not impact text with the exception of the word 'instantia' in publishers information on title page; some smudging to first few pages; wide margins; overall an exceptionally clean copy; shelved case 3.
London: S. Simmons, 1678. Third Edition. Octavo, 331 pages; VG; newly rebound in 1/4 brown leather, paneled spine with gilt lettering and gilt bordered panels, matching marbled boards and endpapers; Binder's mark for the Temple Bindery; with facsimile frontispiece bound in; A¹, A³, A⁴, B-X⁸, Y⁷. The last two leaves are blank but called for in the signatures., This copy is lacking Y⁸. Lacking leaf A², the commendatory poem entitled "In Paradisum amissam summi poetae Johannis Miltoni" by S.B. in Latin. Present are A¹, the title page, A³, with "On Paradise lost" by Andrew Marvell in English, and A⁴, "The Verse."; page number 240 misprinted as 140, text correct.; The following pages have the line numbers written in ink in the margins, in series of 5: 2-247. Some of those pages have the ink faded and barely visible. Text blocked trimmed along the top edge, occasionally cutting slightly into the title; Wide margins on fore and lower edge.; Name written in ink on title page, 'Charles Somerscales.; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Francofurti: Andrea Wecheli, 1580-1585. Various Editions. 8vo.; VG-; half bound in blindstamped tooled vellum, contemporary paper boards; spine paneled with faded black lettering on upper two panels; moderate wear to binding, including cracks to spine, peeling to corners, both boards slightly peeling on fore edge; ink writing on front pastedown, small amount on ffep; first title page lacking printers emblem, appears to have been cut out, facsimile attached to the verso of title page, so it shows through the hole; intermittent writing and underlining in first part; fold-out chart in rear of volume; Complete list of titles follows: Animaduersiones Ioan Piscatoris Arg. In Dialecticam P. Rami (second edition, 1582, 215pp., ); Gulielmi Tempelli Philosophi Cantabrigiensis Epistola De Dialectica P. Rami (1582, 82pp., ); Ioannis Piscatoris Exercitationum Logicarum Libri II (1585, 215pp., no publishers information or location on title page, presumed Frankfurt); P. Rami Regii Professoris Dialecticae Libri Duo (1580, 117pp.); Petri Rami Veromanvi, Regii Professoris, Dialecticae lib.duo (1582, 142pp., ); JG consignment; shelved case 4.
New York: The Viking Press, 1938. First edition. Octavo. Hardcover in dust jacket illustrated by Elmer Hader. SIGNED by Steinbeck on half-title. The print run of this edition was very small, limited to only 8000 copies. G/VG-. Spine somewhat cocked; boards very rubbed at extremities; front hinge starting and spine cracked in several places. Damp stains to boards and mild water damage to text; sporadic soiling throughout. dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.50'; mild rubbing to dust jacket, slight chipping to head of spine; Good copy only. Scarce signed. KT Consignment. Shelved in Case #2.
New York: Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. 8vo, 619pp.; VG/VG; dust jacket spine tan and pictorial with blue and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylr covering, price cut; front flap states first edition; stamp on front flap reading "$275"; mild wear to dust jacket, including a minuscule tear on top edge of front cover, mild wear to corners, head and tail of spine; copyright page states "First published in April 1939"; endpapers with "Battle Hymn of the Republic;" mild spotting to fore edge of text block; minor foxing to endpapers, interior clean; RD Consignment; shelved Case #2.
New York: Lenox Hill Press, 1971. First edition. Octavo, 192pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG-/VG- condition. Bumping and shelf-wear. Light rubbing and wear to jacket extremities. Mild sunning to spine of jacket; light foxing to front and rear panels and flaps. Minor edge-wear to boards, including small abrasions to head edge of rear board. Faint foxing to text block and endpapers. Light age-toning to margins of text. Spine slightly cocked. Binding is sturdy. Dust jacket is encased in a protective mylar covering. Inscribed by Charles Willeford on the verso of the title page. Inscription reads: "To ----, the hombre from the capital of incontinence-- that is, existentially. My best regards for authoritarianism. Chaz. Willeford 19 Nov. 71." Willeford's second hardcover title after "The Bunt Orange Heresy." Very scarce. Shelved in Case #2.
London: Printed for John Smethwicke, 1637. 16mo., 487pp.; VG; spine brown leather with gilt lettering, bound in brown leather; mild bumping and wear to corners, spine; first title page has a small chip to the top edge, cutting off the top third of the 'GLAN' in England, has been repaired; some pages have signs of repair; "Englands heroicall epistles" and "The legends of Robert, Duke of Normandie. Matilda, the faire. Pierce Gaveston, Earl of Cornwall. Thomas Cromwel, Earle of Essex" have separate dated title pages, pagination and register are continuous; very sparse pencil marks; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Dublin: Printed for Thomas Ewing, 1775. Fourth Edition, revised by the author. thick 4tos., 3 volumes; VG-; bound in tan polished calf, spines paneled with a red and a black label, gilt lettering; moderate bumping and shelfwear to all volumes, including: scratching to boards and spine, some wear on labels, spine edges cracked with some peeling, some fraying, chipping to heads and tails of spine, bending and fraying to corners; front boards have all been blind-stamped in small letters with previous owners name; bookplate on front pastedown of all volumes; small waterstain in volume one on lower fore corner through the fourth leaf of the preface; red label on volume two missing; mild foxing and waving to pages; ffeps of volumes two and three loose; heavy, please contact for shipping; GP consignment; shelved case 9.
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.
early 1700's. folio, unpaginated; VG; spine paneled black leather with red label, gilt lettering; rebound spine, 3/4 bound, corners and boards not rebound; bumping and peeling to corners, wear to boards; This book consists of a compilation of plates, mostly from Dutch engravers, featuring bible scenes. The scenes range from the creation of man to the adoration of the three kings; plates are tipped onto thicker stock; some pages have fingermark stains; shelved above case 2.
London: Printed by J. M. fo Spencer Hickman, 1671. First Edition, Second Printing. square 8vo., 308pp. ; VG; spine paneled brown leather with red label and gilt lettering; signs of repair to spine; boards scored with a diamond pattern, paneled with gilt at board edges, edges themselves gilt although most has worn off; bumping to corners, head and tial of spine; marbled endpapers; bookplate on front pastedown; frontispiece, small staining along gutter; page edges toned; stamp on verso of title page for Lord Chief Baron Smythe [1705-1778]; small chipping to edges of title page; this is a second printing, as the first printing was in 1670; slight waving to pages; JG consignment; shelved case 7.
Cambridge: Printed by Roger Daniel, Printer to the University, 1647. First Edition, First Issue. 12mo., 436pp.; G+; spine paneled black leather with gilt lettering; some bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; gutter visible on ffep; pages 435, 436, and the errata page are facsimiles laid loose within; pages 431-434 have some damage to the fore edges and corners; small piece of paper with a description of the volume pasted onto verso of ffep; some notes in ink on verso of title page; some toning to page edges from age; what appears to be a name written on title page in ink; by one of the most famous of the Cambridge Platonists; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
1936. Limited First Edition. Large quarto, 384 pp.; VG-; bound in full brown leather, no lettering on spine; some wear and peeling to hinges, head and tail of spine, spine; rubbing to corners; gilt bright, with name of subscriber E. E. Williams, Financial Secretary in gilt on lower front board; heavily illustrated; SIGNED by the Roosevelt beneath a color image of the White House on the limitation leaf, unnumbered of an unstated limitation of 2500 copies; 19 full-page portraits, dozens of in-text half-tones and illustrations, and a facsimile of the Constitution. Sold to Democratic donors at $250 each to pay off the 1936 re-election debt; SDD consignment; shelved case 5.
London: Walteri Kettilby [Gualt. Kettilby], 1685 and 1688. Second Editions. 8vo., 3 volumes in one; VG; spine paneled brown leather with a red label and gilt lettering; spine rebound, previous boards; boards worn corners rubbed curved, paneled blind-stamping to both boards, flower motif in corners, remnants of gilt tooling to board edges; frontispiece reattached at gutter, chipping and wear to all edges; mild age-toning, no foxing; binding sturdy; each work has a separate title page; Information on each work is as follows: Opera Universa, frontispiece, 321pp., ; Epistolae Responsoriae, , 277pp., , Second Edition p., errata on p.  at end, bookseller's advertisements on p. - at end., within this, "Dissertatio epistolaris" and "Tractatus de podagra et hydrope" each have separate dated title page; pagination and signatures are continuous.; Schedula Monitoria, 127pp., Second Edition; very scarce; shelved case 3.
Christiania: Winckelmann & Sonner, 1852. First edition. Folio; VG- condition hardcover (see eleven photos for details); contemporary brown leather spine with gilt lettering and banding highlights; three-quarters bound w/black cloth boards; marbled endpapers; gilt head-edge; some edge-wear and bumping; text block, clean; 54 pp.; illus., 33 color plates, tissue guards refreshed, illustrated title page with color; 6 pp. of music; text description related to each plate; [NATIONAL COSTUMES]; text pages, toning; binding tight; clear mylar protector; all corners and edges, chipping and wear; else very good; ---TEXT IN DANISH, GERMAN, AND ENGLISH. Shelved on rare/exp bookcase near stairs on sales floor [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
London: Richard Royston and Richard Davis, 1684. V1&2: 2nd Edition corrected V3: 5th edition corrected; V4: no edition given [1st presumed]. 4 Volumes. Quartos, G+/no dj's, brown spines w/ gilt text & 5 raised bands. Ex-library with stamps, markings, and spine stickers. Covers worn through leather to board underneath with chipped/frayed edges; leather scuffed and chipped w/ numerous pieces missing from all vols. Text blocks age-toned w/ water-marking & wrinkling; minor foxing; some page corners creased. Bindings solid & texts unmarked. POS to front paste-down of all vols. V1&4 front board detached but present; back hinge/joint cracked, board still attached. V2 joints/hinges cracked, boards still attached; front paste-down starting to separate from board w/ chips closed tears to ffep; minor ink mark to front flyleaf; dark discoloration along top margin/text block head of 25-267 (text not affected); dark soil spots to "A view of the Apology for the Infallibility of the Church of Rome" pp579, 581-82, 584 (some text covered but still legible). V3 boards detached but present, ffep & frontispiece detached but present; small burn to text block fore-ege of 937-49 & unpaginated index (only slight bit of margin affected). V4 minor ink marking to ffep; bottom corners creased pp873-95.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1931. First Edition. small 4to., 114pp.; VG; spine tan with brown lettering; pictorial front board; protected with a thin mylar sheet; mild shelfwear, particularly in slight rubbing to corners; mild age-toning to pages; SIGNED on dedication page by Frank Lloyd Wright, "From one Princetonean to another"; JP consignment; shelved case 11.
London: J. Buckland, J Rivington et al, 1787. First Collected Edition. 8vo, 11 volumes; VG-; spine and boards full diced calf, spine brown with seven gilt bands with gilt lettering; gilt tooling on board edges, some wear; text clean; some volumes carefully repaired on spines; frontispiece portrait engraved by John Hall; bookplate on front pastedown of each volume, also an inch square sticker in upper left corner; minor staining to text block of volume 3; GP consign; heavy, please contact for shipping; shelved above Shakespeare.
1839. Published about 1839. Large folio (33.5 x 46 cm) engravings of paintings numbered 730 through 947(most, but not all, appear) bound in marbled boards with leather spines with gilt titles. There is no volume index or table of contents, Condition is Very Good, with much shelfwear to edges of covers, leather gone from corners, but otherwise tight, bright and with very little to no foxing. shelved front door bookcase.
[Venice: Paulus Manutius]: Aeneas Vicus Parm. F., 1554. Second edition (a reissue of the 1553 first edition) of the Latin translation of Le Imagini con tutti riversi trovati et le vite de gli imperatori tratte dale historie de gli antichi. Libro primo (1548). Small quarto (8.5 x 5.875 inches; 227 x 150 mm).  leaves (letterpress and engravings interleaved): letterpress comprising 1 leaf with two addresses to the reader by Antonio Zantani (1509-1576) and 11 (of 12) leaves of biographical sketches, all with historiated woodcut initials, and 16 leaves index (signed A-D4); engravings comprising the engraved title within an architectural border, 12 pages of engraved cartouches with portraits of the emperors and details of their persons, and 65 (of 72) pages of engravings of coins and medals, all drawn and engraved by Enea Vico (1523-1567). The engravings are partly printed on both sides. This copy is lacking the biographical sketch for Claudius (1 leaf), and seven pages of engravings (on four leaves) of coins and medals for Domitianus. Early calf, quite worn, and suffering from red rot. The joints are cracked and the upper portion of the spine is missing. The engraved title is soiled and creased, strengthened on the verso at the outer edge, and mounted on a stub. A few additional leaves are mounted on stubs, and a few have been strengthened at the outer edge. Light to moderate foxing and browning, dampstaining to the lower portion of the text block, minor worming to the lower blank margin of about ten leaves. This work deals with the portraits and lives of the first twelve Roman emperors and all of the reverses of their coins and medals that the authors had found, arranged by the metal from which they were struck: gold, silver, or bronze. The Latin editions contain substantial alterations and additions to the 1548 Italian edition, including ten additional pages of engravings of coins and medals, Antonio Zantani's addresses to the reader, and an index. Although "Libri primi" appears on the titles, no second book was published. This edition does not have the dedication to Pope Julius III by Eneo Vico present in the 1553 edition. Shelved in Case #4.
Amsterdam: Abragam Wolfgangh, 1686. Second Edition. 16mo; vg/none; vellum with no text; minor edge wear and bumping; text block, clean; some end-paper markings; shadow of lost bookplate; 496 pp.; index, 18 illus., complete with frontispiece, engraved title-page; and folded plates; [plate 14 bound at pg. 358 instead of at 458 as listed]; other decorative figures; light foxing; spine, sunned; boards, spot staining and discoloration; else very good; ---TEXT IN FRENCH. -Shelve Case #3.
Lugd. Batavorum: Ex officina Elzeviriana, 1642. 12mos., 10 volumes; VG; bound i black leather, paneled spine with stamped gilt lettering; gilt on turn-ins; all edges of text block gilt; pink ribbons in all volumes; green marbled endpapers; bookplate of an unidentified symbol on inside front board of all volumes; interiors clean with only minor age marks; engraved title page in volume 1; volumes 2-10 have individual title pages, no general t.p in each volume; volume 9 is known to have two variants, of those two, this one has 301 pages and contains the Consolatio" (pp. 229-301), pp. 229-237 are repeated in pagination; in excellent condition; shelved case 3.
London: John Murray, 1871. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, viii, 423 pages, 16 pages ads; VG; bound in publisher's green cloth, spine with gilt lettering; recased with previous boards and spine intact, front and rear gutters have signs of repair; fore edge of ffep through page viii brittle and slightly chipped; wear to corners; bookplate of William Beebe on front pastedown; First issue, with the first word on page 297 being "transmitted."; AD consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition. 4to., unpaginated; G/none; spine white with black lettering; eight thin horizontal strips of tape holding wraps around the spine, two long vertical strips along both hinges on the lower half; rubbing and wear to all edges of boards; moderate wear to head and tail of spine; interior clean, with very light age-toning; SIGNED by Dr. Seuss opposing title page, with a drawing labeled 'Extra Special Oobleck'; TS consignment; shelved case 2.