London: printed [by William Stansby] for Walter Burre [and are to be sold at his shop in Paules Church-yard at the signe of the Crane], 1614. First Edition. Folio; G+; bound in early diced brown calf, newly rebacked with new spine and corners, paneled with gilt lettering; housed in a custom brown buckram covered clamshell; With the Poem and the engraved title page. Both have been trimmed and inlaid, possibly having been married to this copy from another.; With 5 folding maps, Lacking 3 maps: the Arabian Desert (pages 414/415), Troy (452/453), and Troy (454/455). Maps trimmed incredibly close, with map of the Middle East impacted just slightly.; Lacking blank leaf 3K4 and terminal blank 7C6; 4G3r has the woodcut initial hand-colored, with the color bleeding over to the facing page; with the Errata leaf at the end; Printer’s name and bookseller’s address from colophon.; "The first part of the historie of the vvorld .. The third booke" (caption title) begins new pagination on 4A1r.; LD consignment; shelved case 4.
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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.
New York/London: Appleton and Co./Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1889. First US Edition [Second Issue]. Octavo; G+; Ochre boards and spine with gilt lettering; Some bumping and scuffing to the edges and corners of the boards, some slight tearing to the cloth at the spine edges, spine scuffed, gilt lettering faded but visible fraying at the corners; Binding is shaken with some tearing at the gutter and end papers both front and rear; Text block is age toned, as typical; Free of marking; BD consignment, shelved case 10.
Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1871. Folio, unpaginated; VG-; newly rebacked with brown cloth, majority of original front board cloth preserved, including gilt titling; spine with black label, gilt titling; water-damage to upper half of the volume, more pronounced on the first 5 pages, impacts mags, but does not affect coloring; With 67 hand-colored maps (plus insets) on 56 mapsheets (including 9 double-page), plus time table page, reference table, and appendices; shelved above case 3.
London: Printed and are to be sold by W. Taylor, 1721. Second Edition. 4to., 797pp.,  tables and index; VG; bound in polished calf, paneled spine with gilt tooling, label with gilt lettering, mostly worn off; joints weak, some scratches to boards, general rubbing and wear; two bookplates on front pastedown, one from Henry Duke of Kent, 1733, the other Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey, Wrest Park; some scattered ink splatter on page 351 that bleeds through onto 353, text legible; folding plates on pages 1, 215, 476 present and in excellent condition; Numerous mispagination, including p. 447-472 omitted; consignment; shelved case 4.
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.
West Stockbridge, Massachusetts: Thornwillow Press, 1990. Limited Edition, #402/500. Octavo, 39 pages; bound in Moroccan burgundy goatskin, plain paneled spine; lacking slipcase; #402/500, signed by Pontifell on the limitation page; Inscribed by Helmut Kohl to John Weitz on ffep; stamp from the GHI-John Weitz collection on the ffep; text in German and English; KUS consignment; shelved case 9.
New-Haven: Printed by Meigs, Bowen and Dana, in Chapel-Street, . First Edition. 12mo., 214 pages; G-; bound in contemporary full calf, black label to spine with gilt lettering; moderate rubbing and wear to boards, cracking to spine, wear to hinges; ffep loose within, with early names written in ink, one dated 1787; some gatherings slightly loose; page 57 with long horizontal tear; with half-title; some slight waviness to pages, some mild cracking and wear to fore edges of pages; With engraved hand-colored double-hemisphere of the world frontispiece (The World. Agreeable to the last Discoveries in the South Seas. 6.5x10 cm) and 4 "word maps" (described by Warren Heckrotte as "cartographic diagrams") in the text (South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa). LACKING THE FOLDING MAP OF THE UNITED STATES; some tattering to edges of frontispiece, does not effect map; Extremely scarce; shelved case 3.
Gedruck zu Budiffin/durch Nicolaum Zipfern, 1615. first;. Slightly oblong octavo in green and ivory cloth with black gothic writing; Good+; embossed spine; right edge of front board slanted upwards; boards' corners ivory; boards and spine generally soiled from age but in good condition; binding strong; tiny French library sticker inside front cover; front hinge starting to loosen; parchemin type paper discolored but not heavily; green external edges dusty and sunned; first part of book (about 60 pages) in gothic writing with calligraphy; first title page partly written in red ink with 1615 date; other title pages interspersed with coat of arms; some titles pages in red ink; second part of book (136 pages) in regular handwriting in black ink; last part of book (no numbering) in regular handwriting with date of 1624; last pages left blank; this book is in GERMAN; shelved in room 12.
London: T. Becket and Co., 1773/1771. First Editions. Octavos, 3 volumes; VG: bound in contemporary polished calf, paneled spines with morocco labels and gilt titling; some rubbing and wear to boards, including chipping to head and tail of spine; volume 3 is the 1771 first edition of France and Italy, volumes 1 and 2 are the 1773 first editions of Germany, the Netherlands, and United Provinces.; shelved case 10.
Paris: Francois Huby, 1613. First Edition. Thick 12mo in discolored vellum; G; substantial shelf wear on covers with large open tear on spine, binding still strong but loosening; engraving title page stained and brittle; paper wobbly with general offsetting and slight foxing; previous owner's ex-libris inscription on back page; pp. 850; text in French with no marks; scarce, early edition of this work; shelved in Case 3; GP consignment.
Glasgow: W. Sommerville, A. Fullarton, J. Blackie, & Co., 1815. First Edition. Octavo, 973pp.; VG; spine maroon with seven gilt bands and gilt lettering; spine shows some wear and cracks, as well as some weathering and rubbing at edges; board edges have some wear, especially at corners; rebound; all 6 portraits present, as indicated by the directions to the binder in rear, as well as all maps; minor foxing appropriate with age present, else text clean; red spotted marbling on text block; shelved case 7.
London: James Carpenter, 1844. First edition. Thick, large quarto in dark burgundy leather with six-band embossed spine and gold letters; VG; book slightly bowed due to shelving; moderate soiling or shelf wear; gilt edges; frontispiece page foxed; small penciled inscription on second frontispiece page; age-toned; text clean; contains 80 pages of memoir followed by extensive catalogue of etchings and papers by contemporaries of Van Dyck; shelved in Alcove # 1; please contact us for shipping costs.
Amsterdam: J. F. Bernard, 1725. First Edition. Folios, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary full mottled calf, paneled spines with gilt lettering and tooling; some wear to spines, including chipping to heads and tails, rubbing, scuffing, and mild flaking over majority; text blocks red; marbled endpapers; bookplate to front pastedowns; interiors clean; text in French; shelved case 4.
Munich: Jos. Lindauer, 1856. First Edition. Octavo in 3/4 marble and brown leather; Good+ condition hardcover; 5-band embossed spine with gold letters; moderate shelf wear on boards; strong binding; previous owner inscription on ffep; general foxing throughout, more pronounced on last pages; page 221 has a horizontal cut not detrimental to reading; a couple of pages slightly detached; this is vol. 1 of 5 volumes describing, in two parts, the stories of General Lieutenant Michailowski-Danilewski; contains 16 small folded maps at the end showing the movements of the French troops; in good condition; in Gothic print German; pp. 605; MD consignment; Please see all five photos for details. Shelved in endcase near stairs on sales floor.
Paris: Chez Mme Ve Jules Renouard, 1864. Octavo; VG-; black leather 1/4 bound spines with gilt text; raised bands to spines; no jackets; green marbled boards has slight wear to exteriors; mild edge wear; text blocks show slight toning to exterior edges; top edges gilt; deckled fore edges; marbled endpapers; interiors clean; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedowns; text in French; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811. Sixth Edition. Octavos, 4 volumes; VG; all volumes bound in contemporary full mottled brown calf, gilt tooling to spines, red and brown labels with gilt titling and numbering; gilt roll to board edges; mild rubbing and wear to all volumes, including bumping and peeling to corners; some foxing to endpapers, interiors clean; , xxxvii, , 481; , 496; , 483; , 530; with engraved portrait frontispiece and the two required plates: the fold-out reproduction of Dr. Johnson’s handwriting in volume 1 and the famous Round Robin in volume 4; offsetting to title page of volume 1 from frontispiece; shelved above Historiography.
London: Richard Phillips, 1807. First Edition. Quarto, xv, , 468 pages; VG; half bound in brown calf, paper boards, newly rebacked with new paneled spine, black label with gilt lettering; mild rubbing to boards; marbled text block; bookplate to ffep; personal library stamp to first blank leaf; with all 21 aquatint plates, some offsetting; shelved case 9.
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: Congdon & Weed, Inc., 1985. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 256 pages; VG/VG; spine pictorial with white and beige lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$16.95'; slight speckling to top edge of text block; SIGNED flat on title page as 'Bill Bryson'; extremely scarce signed; shelved case 9.
Warrington: T. Cadell, 1784. Third Edition. Quarto, 492 pagers,  index,  directions to bookbinder; VG-; newly repaired with 1/4 new black leather, previous marbled boards; paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering; front pastedown has a letter from a bookseller and a description of another copy of this book; with all 22 plates, most folding; some chipping to edges of pages, primarily towards beginning and end; rubbing and wear to boards, board edges; shelved case 10.
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.
Paris: Chez Augustin Courbe, 1659/1661. Troisiesme Edition. Folios, 2 volumes; VG: bound in full contemporary acid-washed calf, paneled spines with gilt tooling and titling; some wear to binding, cracking to hinges, chipping to heads and tails; with portraits in volume 1; 'Surplus Duplicate Library of Congress' stamps to verso of title pages; tide-marks to lower fore corner of volume 1; markings of a bookplate on the front pastedown of volume 1; shelved above Mythology.
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1916. First Edition. 12mo., vii, 186pp., 6pp ads; VG-; spine green cloth with faded gilt lettering; small stains to front board; rear board fore edge has some paper remnants attached; small waterstain on middle of fore edge from pages 117-end, water reaches text on page 147; no writing or underlining; presumed first printing, as copyright page has no further printings listed; Motte began her nursing career as a tuberculosis nurse in Baltimore and then served as an army nurse in Europe during World War I. The Backwash of War is based on the diary she kept during that time. Due to its graphic depictions and presumed unpatriotic attitude, it was suppressed in the United States, and not republished until 1934, although there was a British edition in 1919; shelved case 10.
Lugduni Batavorum: Elzeviriana [Elzevier], 1630. First Edition. 32mo, 245 pages; VG; bound in contemporary vellum, vellum clean and in excellent condition, title written at top of spine; engraved title page; binding tight, 2nd ffep torn out, pages clean and free from marking, rear paste down has come loose revealing several pieces of a music manuscript used in binding; shelved case 3.
Paris: Robert Laffont, 1969. first edition. Elephant folio in dark pink cloth with brown and pink DJ in dark pink casing; VG/VG; minimal soiling; slight fraying on DJ borders; ivory letters on spine; first front end page slightly creased; printed on parchment paper with deckle edges; contains essays on Marie de Medicis and on the Gallery in Luxembourg folllowed by tipped-in illustrations and triptych plates all in vivid colors; pp. 158; in French; shelved above mythology; please contact us for shipping costs.
Gravenhage, Amsterdam: Gebroeders van Cleef, 1833-1843. Ten volume edition. Nine of ten paperback octavo volumes (missing volume 3, part 2). Marbled spine and covers. Most volumes fair, particularly with wear and tears to the hinges, heads, and tails of the spines along the wrappers of the books. Several of the paper spines are very worn away, but nevertheless the signatures are generally not loose. Contains volume 1, both parts of volume 2, volume 3 part 1, both parts of volume 4, volume 5, and both parts of volume 6. Comprises a major study in Dutch maritime and international history. Text in Dutch. Shelved in aisle 10.
Leiden, Netherlands: E.J. Brill. Mixed Editions. Octavo; VG-/G; white spines with black text; 9 volumes; editions published 1964-1987; dust jackets have slight sunning to exteriors, mostly to spines; light bending to some edges; small chip to front tail edge of vol. 4; small chip to rear tail edge of vol. 5; tiny chip to head fore corner of vol. 8; some slight soiling to exteriors; cloths show slight sunning to spines; clean boards; strong boards; text blocks show light shelf wear to exterior edges; interiors clean; ex-library with stamps to pastedowns; small brown stain to page 1 of vol. 1; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Paris: Nicolas Le Gras, 1687. Second edition. 10mo in brown leather with six-band embossed spine and gold gilt; condition: Good; some shelf wear on board, with fraying on corners and small bump on upper right; spine is frayed with tear on leather on upper right; front board loosening but not affecting binding; inscription in black ink on title page; paper faded, with occasional foxing at the beginning; edges dusty; vol. 1 contains 268 pages including l'Isle de Notre Dame; vol. 2 focuses on the Rue de l'Universite and Paris bridges; in French; shelved in Case # 4.
Hartford: Printed by Watson and Goodwin, for the author, 1778. First Edition. Octavo, , cxx, 160 pages; VG; bound in contemporary calf boards, newly rebacked in matching paneled spine, green label with gilt titling; pastedowns preserved; The New Hampshire Historical Society bookplate to front pastedown, embossed stamp to title page; lacking half-title page; scarce; shelved case 9.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 228 pages; VG/VG; spine gray with red and blue lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$19.95'; text block clean; Inscribed on the ffep by Václav Havel, with his characteristic heart next to his name; shelved case 5.
Vienne: De L'imprimerie Imperiale et Royale, 1815. First Edition. Small Quarto, , 334,  pages; VG; bound in 3/4 leather, green label with gilt titling, tree calf patterned paper boards; pattered endpapers; small bookplate to front pastedown; mild scattered foxing; wide margins; minor archival repair to fore edge of page 1; mild rubbing and wear to boards; With a Preamble, 121 Articles, and 18 Annexes; with errata in rear; text in French; shelved case 7.
[Remington, Va.]: Military History Press, 2006. First North American Edition, Limited #805/1400. Quarto., iii, 227 pages; VG; bound in full burgundy morocco with gilt lettering and tooling; full gilt text block, minor scratching; sewn in ribbon; limited to 1,400 copies and signed by translator on bookplate to rear pastedown; shelved above case 7.
[Remington, Va.]: Military History Press, 2005. First North American Edition, Limited #60/1000. Quarto., 347 pages; VG; bound in full burgundy morocco with gilt lettering and tooling; full gilt text block, minor scratching; sewn in ribbon; limited to 1,000 copies and signed by translator on bookplate to front pastedown; shelved above case 7.
London: Tim. Goodwin, 1693. First edition. Small octavo in dark brown leather with embossed spine rebound; VG/VG; ex-libris plate inside front board; strong binding; frontispiece engraving; general fading and discoloration throughout with occasional foxing; text clean; pp. 298 followed by Memoirs of the Prince of Conde pp. 221; in good condition; shelved in Case # 4.
London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1970-1976. First Edition. Large octavos, 5 volumes, VG-/G+; beige DJs, black and red lettering: moderate overall wear to DJs, mild water staining to spines (lettering unaffected), mild creasing to covers, occasional closed tears to edges, dates in black marker and ex-library stamps to bottom corners of front covers, "£3 12s. 6d. [£3・62½] net" to front flaps, DJs protected by mylar; vertical line of off-white dots to front cover of Volume 5 only, lettering unaffected; brown cloth boards, black title block and gilt lettering to spines: mild overall wear to boards; mild bumping to head, tail, and corners; ex-library labels to front paste-down; ex-library labels and stamps to ffeps; notations in pencil to ffep of Volume 1 only; light age-toning/mild wear to text-blocks; interiors clean; errata slips included in Volumes 3 and 5 only; shelved above Cookbooks.
Munchen: Verlag C.H. Beck, 1999. Quarto; pp 253; VG; dark gray spine with gilt text; slipcase shows slight wear to exterior; intact panels; no jacket; cloth has light wear to exterior; strong boards; text block clean; top edge gilt; illustrated; inscribed by Dieter Grimm, editor; German text; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
Lipsiae/Leipzig: Sumtibus et Typis Caroli Tauchnitii, 1848. 12mo; VG-/no-DJ; vellum spines with gilt text to black bars; gilt design to spines; 6 volumes; boards show slight soiling to exteriors, light wear to edges, sunned spines; text blocks have some toning to exterior edges, shadow toning endpapers; light staining to fore edges; interiors clean; Latin text.
Kensington: The Cayme Press, 1927. First Edition Thus; Limited to 450 Copies. Octavo; 223pp; brown cloth spine and marbled paper boards; top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed; moderate exterior wear and soiling; bumped and worn at crown and foot; owner bookplates [including Baron Marcus Rosenkrantz]; review affixed to front endpaper; very minor foxing; contents generally very good; reprinted from the edition of 1697; #48 of 450 with hand-colored illustrations by Alexina Ogilvie.
London: Henry Colburn, 1814. Octavos, 2 volumes; Poor; 3/4 bound in brown leather, marbled boards; paneled spines, one compartment with burgundy label, one with an ex-library sticker, label on volume 1 has been lost; severe wear and rubbing to boards and binding; gutter visible on ffep of volume 1, with front board and spine detached from text block, but attached to rear board at hinge, volume 2 nearly detached in a similar manner, but still held together; ex-library, with usual stamps, bookplates, and stickers; volume 2 lacking front endpapers, all pages after 486;.
Boston: Dana Estes and Charles E. Lauriat, n.d. Octavo; Good; green spines with gilt text; 6 volumes; original publisher's cloths show moderate wear to exteriors; black titles to fronts; black and gilt borders and decorations to fronts and spines; some white spotting to exteriors; beveled edges; mild rubbing to edges; intact boards; text blocks have darkened somewhat due to age; profusely illustrated throughout volumes with tissue guards to some; light foxing sprinkled to some pages; slight staining toward fore edges of some vols. 1, 3 and 5; cracking to gutters; light chips to page fore edge to vol. 3; previous owner's name to ffeps; frontispiece; previous owner's bookplates to front pastedowns; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Warszawa: Pax, 1957. First Edition. Folio; 319pp; full cloth hardcover in dustjacket; moderately worn and a bit age-soiled; two holes in dj near foot [about half an inch each]; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs. Housed in original shipping sleeve. Text in Polish. [Spine; white letters in small red panel on b/w photo background].
London: The Cambridge University Press, 1969. Reprint. Octavo; G/no-DJ; lightly sunned black spines with gilt text; 13 volumes; cloths show moderate shelf wear to exteriors; some slight rubbing to edges; text blocks have slight soiling to exterior edges, including light moisture staining to head fore edge of vol. 1; interiors lightly toned, otherwise clean; tight bindings; shelved above case 9.
Boston, MA: A. O. Crane, 1884. First Edition. Small Quarto, 375 pages; G+; fully bound in brown cloth, spine has gilt lettering, front cover has black embossing and lettering; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, has minor fraying on the fore edge corners, has a tear on the back cover; pages have minor dust build up along the top edge, have minor detachment in several locations, title page has a sticker, first several pages have creasing; profusely illustrated; shelved case 12.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1985. First Edition, Second Printing. Quarto, 788 pages, VG-/VG-; dj, white spine, black lettering: mild overall wear to dj, occasional small closed tears to edges of covers, approximately 1" tear to top corner of back cover, mild rubbing to back cover along hinge, "45.00" to front flap; quarter-bound, navy blue cloth spine, orange cloth boards, dull gold lettering to spine: very mild overall wear to boards, small open tear to cloth to top edge of back board; mild age-toning to text-block; light age-toning to margins of interior, text and graphics unaffected; INSCRIBED by Kostof to half-title page; shelved Front Table.
London: John Murray, 1859. New Edition. Large Octavo, xxiv, 452 pages; VG; bound in full brown cloth, boards paneled with triple-ruled boarders; paneled spine with gilt lettering; mild wear and rubbing to boards; all edges of text block gilt; marbled endpapers; green ribbon; ex-library, bookplate to front pastedown, in a custom library binding with embossed seal of Brighton College in gilt to front and rear boards; profusely illustrated with full page plates and in-text illustrations; shelved case 9.
London: David Nutt, 1901. Octavo; G; hardcover; bound in 1/4 cloth, maroon boards, gilt lettering; all volumes' boards slightly bowed, general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, bumping on tail edges, soiling on spines, spines sun toned; all volumes' text blocks slightly age toned, pages uncut, foxing on edges especially fore edge, stamp on first page; volume 1 boards have closed tears on spine edges, bumping on rear fore edge; volume 2 text block has large closed tear on page 392; volume 3 boards have bumping on head edges, sticker on front paste down, closed tear on front end paper fore edge; volume 3 text block has folding on tail fore corner of page 1; volume 4 text block has folding on pages 45 through 47, small closed tear on fore edge of page 172, occasional soiling; volume 6 text block has foxing on half title and title pages; 6 volumes [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international expedited please inquire for rates].