London: Printed for W. Otridge and Son, 1813. First edition. Octavo; xiii, 223, 568 pp. Very good in original calf, with a somewhat later rebacking, with remains of old gilt-decorated spine laid down. Some rubbing to boards, some wear to corners. Text clean and bright. Contains contemporary descriptions of the War of 1812 from the British point of view. [Transferred from Dupont to Rockville 6/20/2016] - See all ten photos for details.
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Sandusky, Ohio: Sandusky County Historical Society, 1974. Facsimile Reprint. Folio; VG to VG- condition hardcover; Black spine, gold text; Boards strong and clean, general shelfwear; Textblock clean, notably age toned, text and illustrations are clear and legible; pp 96. Additional shipping necessary for expedited/international shipping. Economy international shipping unavailable due to weight/size restrictions. Please contact seller for additional information. Shelved on rare/exp bookcase near stairs on sales floor.
Roma: L'ERMA DI BRETSCHNEIDER, 1961. First edition. Three Large Octavos; VG-/no-DJ; Red spines with gilt text on black block; 3 Volumes; Boards are slightly rubbed on exterior with minor edge wear and strong, sturdy and intact panels; Text blocks have darkened slightly due to age and handling with deckled fore edges and tight bindings; pp 1306. Italian language. Aisle 7 on sales floor. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to restriction(s).
Berlin: Walter De Gruyter & Co., 1940. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; Red with gilt text; Cloth has slightly sunned and rubbed panels with light wear and minor edge wear; Text block shows slight toning and wear on edges due to age and handling with name of former owner on title page, otherwise clean and intact pages; pp 667. German text. Shelved in aisle 7.
Amsterdam: Wolfgang, Waesberge, Boom, & van Someren, 1684. Please see all five photos for details. 24mo in contemporary vellum boards. light wear to edges of boards, some slight soiling, vellum folded over at edges of boards, vellum at bottom edges of "folds" is completely worn away, leather stripes at top and bottom of spine, top stripe reads "h." bottom stripe reads "N.3124" binding tight, previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down, pages crisp and bright, though a little wrinkled, minimal foxing, writing in pencil on ffep, else pages free from marking, fold-out astronomical chart between pp. 144 & 145 in superb condition. 551 pp. This volume only, from a 25 volume set detailing European history from 1686 through 1693, This volume covers September through December, 1686 . TEXT IN FRENCH. Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf with ephemera items.
Unknown. Octavo, unpaginated. Hard cover ivory cloth boards with gilt decorations and no dust jacket. Good. This is an undated (but appears to be 19th century) Book of Prayer / Book of Hours written in Arabic and Persian. Not a Koranic text. The prayers themselves are written in Arabic in black ink, sprinkled with words and phrases in Persian, written in red. Calendar-like tables opening the right side of the book consist in combinations of Arabic letters and numbers, intersected with the 99 names of Allah and a number of various geometric shapes and forms which might have some "sacred geometry" meanings or astronomical references. The pages right after these tables are lined and left blank, presumably for user's notes, meditations, and commentaries. Inscribed by former owner in faded ink on the inside of front board. Binding is cracked in a couple of places, but all pages are together. Text is handwritten and is clean and unmarked. Light staining and foxing throughout, particularly strong on the inside of boards and end papers. Strong shelf wear to boards: fading and rubbing, scuffing around the edges, and the spine is strongly damaged with parts missing and the text is no longer visible. See all sixteen images for details Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf to the right of ephemera items.
Boston: Printed by Manning & Loring, 1797. 8vo., 300pp.; VG-; bound in brown leather, spine has red label and gilt lettering; moderate wear to boards, including scratches, scuffing, and rubbing; foxing, age-toning, and mild water-marks to interior; name written on ffep, dated 1801; lower edges of hinges beginning to split; TG consignment; shelved case 1.
Wittebergae: J. W. Fincelii, 1650. Two octavo volumes bound as one; 560 pp + index (volume I) and 360pp (volume II). The Sauberti volume was published in Altodorfii in 1694. Bound in later eighteenth century calf, gilt-decorated, with five raised bands, leather spine label. Engraved frontispieces. VG, rubbed at hinges and spine ends. Interior clean and tight. Texts in Latin and German. Consignment. Shelved in Case #4.
St. Louis: N.D. Thompson Publishing Co., 1893. Quarto; G+ Half leather bound; Brick red spine with peeled spine with no text; Volume is severely age-toned with Joints cracked to the spine but boards are intact; Front paste down has minor pencil inscription; free front end-paper and considerable number of pages have stains and limited foxing otherwise pages are legible; unpaginated.
Madrid: En la Imprenta de la Administracion de Real Arbitrio de Beneficencia, ca 1805. Covering the period from June 1803 through the end of June 1804. (Covering the period from June 1803 through the end of June 1804) Two volumes. Octavo; 496; 408 pp. Original flame calf, marbled boards, leather spine labels. Boards rubbed at hinges and extremities. Pages age-toned, with scattered foxing. Small tear to endpaper of Volume I. Hinge starting at spine top of Volume II. Good solid copies. Text in Spanish. [Transferred from Dupont to Rockville 6/20/2016] - See all six photos for details Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping may be unavailable due to size/weight restrictions of international shipping. Please contact seller for details regarding this specific item. Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf to the right of ephemera items.
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.
1839. Published about 1839. Large folio (33.5 x 46 cm), unpaginated, engravings of paintings numbered 2226 through 2686(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, a chip starting at top of spine, but otherwise tight, bright and with very little to no foxing. Shelve Front door case.
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.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1856. Thick Octavo; pp 864; Poor/no-DJ; 3/4 bound dark brown leather spine with gilt text and decorations to spine; gilt scroll rule bordering leather; rare; cloth shows some staining to front; severely rubbed edges; noticeable wear to joints, mostly to front joint; text block shows age toned exterior edges; staining and foxing to endpapers; cracked front gutter, exposing binding; blue marbled endpapers; illustrated; light foxing to some pages, otherwise interior lightly toned; previous owner's name to ffep.
Neaulme & Compagnie, France: A Lahaye, 1755. G+. 4to in brown leather boards, title on spine in gilt (as "PEUPLE DE DIEU"), spine has 5 raised bands. Wear to boards; edges rubbed, cracking to leather along hinges, top corners and bottom rear corner frayed, light general wear otherwise to boards. Original boards, but binding repaired with new endpages. Text in French.
Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1808. Fourth Philadelphia Edition. 4to., 1080, 72 pages; G; bound in contemporary brown leather, paneled spine with faded gilt lettering; cracking on spine; chipping to head and tail of spine, rubbing to boards, corners, edges; age-toning and foxing to the interior; with 31 engraved plates and maps, plate opposed page 922 has had most of the margins removed, but the image is intact, lacking half of the frontispiece plate; bookplate and library discard stamp on front pastedown, no other library markings; first title page reads 1804, others read 1808; A study bible, made specifically with notes, maps, extra texts, and indices to enable the reader to more easily cross-reference and build context.; shelved case 4.
New York: Hinds and Noble Publishers, 1897. King James Version and the Revised Version. Octavo. VG/no DJ - hardback. Dark black-green spine with gold text; covers are mostly clean with some moderate edgewear along the spine but otherwise minor edgewear; boards are strong and clean; binding is strong but hinge is slightly loose; foxing on the front pastedown, back pastedown, front free end page, and back free end page; textblock is age-toned but clean. Pp. 403.
Napoli: Editoriale Scientifica, 1983. Facsimile Limited Edition, #289/500. Two volumes. Quarto; xxxii, 330; xv, 446 pp. Quarter vellum, cloth boards, publisher's original slipcase. Facsimile of the work originally published in 1753. VG, clean and tight, no markings. Some slight age-toning to vellum; one small flaw to velum on front of Volume I. Slipcase somewhat soiled. Shelve above Italy.
Tokyo: 1937. Quarto. VG/no DJ - paperback; Green spine with gold text; covers are mostly clean but some slightly rubbed edges and multiple creases; some darkened age-toning of the covers as well; front pastedown and front free end page have a few minor tears; binding is strong; fore-edge is age-toned; textblock is age-toned and has foxing. Pp. 1227.
Paris: 1912-1919. Large Octavo; Fair/no-DJ; Dark brown spine with gold text on red bar; Boards are fragile with moderately rubbed spine and cracking along spine at gutters, rubbed & slightly fraying edges & corners, slightly sunned exterior with some tears along fore edges; Text block has darkened along edges due to age with slight foxing on first few pages, otherwise unmarked pages throughout. French language. Aisle 7.
Paris: 1920. Large Octavo; Fair/no-DJ; Dark brown spine with gold text on red bar; Boards are fragile with taped toward head edge across spine and cracking along spine at gutters, rubbed & slightly fraying edges & corners, slightly sunned exterior with some tears along fore edges; Text block has darkened along edges due to age with otherwise unmarked pages throughout. French language. Aisle 7.
Paris: 1921. Large Octavo; Fair/no-DJ; Dark brown spine with gold text on red bar; Boards are fragile with heavy wear on spine and cracking along spine at gutters, rubbed & slightly fraying edges & corners, slightly sunned exterior with some tears along fore edges; Text block has darkened along edges due to age with otherwise unmarked pages throughout. French language. Aisle 7.
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.
Paris: Lemarchand, 1802. new edition. 12mos. in light brown leather; Good; 5-band spines with gold letters and burgundy frame; some amount of shelf wear mostly on spine and edges; binding strong; previous owner's tiny seal on title page; frontispiece portrait loose; paper faded and foxed, text clean in tight print; in FRENCH; shelved in France section.
Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences- National Research Council, 1959. first edition. VG+. Two short 4tos (10" tall) in blue cloth boards, titles on spine in silver. No DJs as issued. Light bumping to bottom corners of first volume, vol II has light staining to front. Spines of both lightly age-toned. Very minor marking to textblocks, previous owner's signature on front endpage of both vols, pages otherwise clean. Pagination continues across vols. 1635 pp. Shelve Locked- LAFCADIO.
Cuoira: S. Benedict, 1833. First. 12mo; good+/none; dark brown cloth spine with no text and raised bands; quarter-bound w/brown marbled boards; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 294 pp.; all edges, red sprinkling; light toning and foxing; else very good; ---TEXT IN ROMISH [ROMAUNSCH]; ---[First published text in this language]. Shelved Aisle 7.
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.
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.
New York, Philadelphia, London: various, see descr. below, 1879-1886. First Edition, magazine format. Octavo ("The Sunbeam," ("Picture Lesson Paper," "Illustrated Fly-Leaves"), Folio ("Sabbath School Visitor"). Newspaper magazine format. G. 2ff single-sheet inserts, profusely illustrated with beautiful steel-plate engravings. "The Sunbeam" (Philadelphia, Presbyterian Board of Education, earlier pub. dates not stated, final date: Jul 19, 1885)- each issue composed of large steel-plate illustration on front, followed by 2-3 stories and an "our bible lesson" section on rear page [VI- 304; VII- 313,315,318,319,321-328,331 (2x),333,337,338,344,346-349,353,361; VIII- 362-368,370-372,374,378,379 (1ff only),382,383,385,386,388,390,396,398,401,402,404,406-408,410,412,413; IX- 1,3,7-14,17,20-24,25 (2x),26,27,28 (2x),29,31-33,35-39,40 (2x),41-43,45-52; X- 2,3,4; XI- 29]. "Picture Lesson Paper" (New York, Phillips & Hunt, Mar 1882-May 1885)- each issue with large engraving on front, followed by "Berean Leaflet" section of Bible study and several children's stories with Biblical Allegory [XIII- 11,27,43; XIV- 1,13,14,19; XV- 39,44; XVI- 1C,1D,2A,2C,2D,3A,4A,4C,5D]. "Sabbath School Visitor" (Philadelphia, Presbyterian Board of Education, John A. Black, pub., Sep 1979-Mar 1886)- each folio-size issue with long story on front, generally in the adventure genre, with a large steel-plate engraving centered in the middle of the text block, followed by several short and medium-length, stories, all with Biblical allegory [XXX- 36,XXXII- 10; XXXV- 18,19,20; XXXVI- 4,14,18,19,21,22; XXXVII- 6]; "Illustrated Fly-Leaves" (London, S. W. Partridge & Co., pub. date not stated)- every page ruled with margins with quotes from Psalms, Isaiah, Chronicles, John, Luke, and Corinthians, large engraving on front, followed by 4pp. allegorical story [No. 61 only]. Moderate to heavy age wear to all issues, creasing and toning to fragile newspaper sheets. Some issues, especially of "The Sunbeam," detached along spine or middle creases. Pictures of several issues neatly colored in. Occasional child and adult writing on several issues. Each set of magazines in separate protective plastic sleeve. Overall, in Good condition, considering the nature and the age of this rare, ephemeral material. Shelved in Locked Cabinet 2/3, "Beatrix."
Washington: Thomas H. Ford, 1860. First Edition. Tall quarto; 358, (41) pp. Rebound in modern cloth, with leather spine and leather spine label. With 70 color plates; lacking two of the three folding maps at rear; the third is present but has a longitudinal tear halfway through the middle. Foxing to interior and many of the plates. Good copy only; Shelved in Case # 4.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Black spine with gilded text; Boards straight and strong, boards have scuffing, rubbing, and some faint spots, book has significant edge wear (corners chipped, top corners bumped, spine edges frayed, bottom edges of boards worn), pastedowns age toned, back pastedown has binder's stamp in upper left, binding strong; Textblock age toned, head edge has some light scuffing, front end paper has some notes in pencil in upper right, interior clean; 768 pp.
Philadelphia: The Saving Fund Society of Germantown, 1904. Thin octavo; good condition hardcover; green spine, no text; boards, moderate shelf wear and bumping; light flaking at the corners and spine edges; former owner's name, ffep; text block, clean; toning lightly; frontispiece photo; text portraits; 39pp.
Sydney: Frederick Berndt & Co., 1890. Small Octavo; G-/no-DJ; Black spine on concertina binding, without text; Cloth is slightly sunned and lightly scratched exterior with moderately rubbed edges, but otherwise unmarked with sturdy panels; Text block has slight age toning on pages and light foxing on pastedowns with pages detached from binding, but still present. Aisle 7.
ca. 1890. Small octavo; G/no-DJ; red spine, no text; cover has corner wear, wrinkling along spine, some age discoloration, back board is separated but front is fully attached; textblock is age toned, map folds out completely in one piece, all pages strongly attached, front pastedown is starting to peel from board but is still strongly attached, a few pages have small closed tears.
New York; London: The Century Co., 1910. Quarto; g/none; HB, black leather spine with raised bands and gilt text, half bound with black boards; heavy shelf wear and bumping, toning to spine, boards rubbed and frayed, hinges cracked and weakened, heavy chipping to leather on spine, HB now in clear plastic cover, occasional staining to page edges, occasional pages partially torn from text block but present, toning to end pages and page edges, text block clean; 576 pp; photographs and illustrations; else very good.
New York; London: The Century Co., 1906. Quarto; g/none; HB, brown leather spine with raised bands and gilt text, half bound with black boards; heavy shelf wear and bumping, toning to spine, boards rubbed and frayed, spot staining to boards, hinges cracked and weakened, heavy chipping to leather on spine, HB now in clear plastic cover, occasional staining to page edges, toning to end pages and page edges, text block clean; 576 pp; photographs and illustrations; else very good.
1826. Ex library, 1st Catholic newspaper in New York (?), 51 issues plus part of #1 (uncollated); Folio; G+ condition hardcover; Brown spine with gilt text; Boards have light edge wear, dust stains across boards, call number at tail of spine; Library stamps on front and rear paste-downs and end-papers, heavy foxing, age toning, and stains throughout, some repairs made with tape at beginning pages, otherwise undamaged. Shelved on rare/exp bookcase near stairs on sales floor.
London: William Pickering, 1836. 16mo; vg/none; black cloth spine with gilt lettering; quarter-bound w/red boards; ex libris, Norton, Charles Eliot [1827-1908], bookplate; minor shelf wear and bumping, small square yellow sticker on front cover; text block, clean; unpaginated, [xiv], 44 pp., uncut; some engravings and text figures; light toning; minor chipping and wear; rubbed; else very good; --NORTON: Harvard graduate, first Harvard professor, History of Art; businessman and literati; journalist, editor, co-founder of the Archaeological Institute of America; of the Dante Club with Lowell, and Longfellow; befriended also Thomas Carlyle, John Ruskin, Edward FitzGerald; and Leslie Stephen; taught James Loeb who created the Loeb Editions; and was honored with the Charles Eliot Norton Memorial Lectureship ; and the Charles Eliot Norton Professorship of Poetry . Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera box B.
London: Young Ladies' Journal, n.d. Serial. Quarto; good- condition; brown leather spine with gilt titles and faux banding; half-bound w/darker brown boards; ex libris, signature; major shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 832 pp.; illus., vignettes, fashions, music scores; age-toning; some edges folded, closed tears; binding, shaken; split starts, hinges and joints; all edges and corners, chipping, wear, and scars. there are two pages that also appear to have material removed from them; else good.
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 on rare/exp bookcase near stairs on sales floor.
Milano: Gorlich Editore, 1970. Text in Italian; Folio; VG-/G+; White spine with small black text. DJ has shelf wear, tears along edges with clear tape over them by previous owner, age toning, some foxing; Boards have rubbing to edges, bumping to corners, apart from that, clean, binding strong; Textblock has foxing on fore edge and pages, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 45 plus 291 plates; Italian art; May require extra pricing for shipping international.
Hot Springs, SD and Flagstaff, AZ: The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota, Inc. and Northern Arizona University, 1990. Octavo; vg-/wraps; ecru spine with gold text; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; illus.: figures, tables; 143pp., plus 5-page Index; name-stamp of previous owner on front cover and title page; else very good.
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.
Ankara: Turk Tarih Kurumu Basimevi, 1978. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; Brown spines with black spine labels and gilded text, labels read "Xth Congress Ankara-Izmir 1973"; Rebound in hardcover with original paperback front covers inside, paperback covers have light edge wear and rubbing and a few small creases, boards are straight and strong, bindings strong; Textblocks very lightly age toned, interiors clean; Vol. I: pp. 1 - 590, Vol. II: pp. 593 - 1198, Vol. III: 360 pp. plates; Texts in English, German, French, and Italian. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to restriction(s).