Paris: Chez Migneret, 1802. Octavo; vg+/none; brown leather spine with gilt lettering and faux banding, gilt rulings; quarter-bound with blue/green paper boards; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; v1, "Tome primier," 396 p.; --v2, "Seconde partie, Poetique du Christanisme; Livre Premier, Vue generale des epopees Christiennes," 342 pp.; --v3, Troisieme partie, Beaux-arts et Litterature, 304 pp.; --v4, Tome Quatrieme, Culte; 352 pp.; Appendice, Tome Cinquieme, 344 pp.; edges, chipping; clear mylar protectors; else very good; ---TEXT IN FRENCH; ---INCLUSION: postcard from poet, Henri de Regnier [1864-1936]. Willkie.
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Edinburgh and London: John Ballantyne and Co.; Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, and William Miller, 1810. First. G+/no DJ Large Crown Quarto in full dark brown calf with gilt text in red title boxes on spine. Contemporary rebinding with additional endpapers and new endbands. 290 pp. Notes: cxxix. Frontispiece, title page, inscription, and argument page all present. Three of the four possible watermarks present [1807, 1809 and Balston 1810]. Evident shelfwear; boards rubbed and scuffed, corners a bit bumped, leather in excellent shape. Interior age toned with some foxing, scattered light pencil marginalia. Binding solid.
Switzerland: Privately published by Lavater, 1788. G+/no DJ 32mo [3 1/8" x 4 1/4"] in gray wraps, blank spine. Evident shelfwear; wraps quite foxed chipped at corners, head of spine, torn at spine. Some scattered foxing throughout. Lavater's name and personal motto written in his hand on title page. Previous owner's name in ink on inside of front wrap. Although aged, the paper is still flexible and the signatures are securely sewn together. This rare treatise contains 500 of Lavater's maxims on physiognomy and casuistry, an expansion on the earlier 1787 edition.
London: John Murray, 1816. First Edition. VG+/no DJ Post Octavo in light yellow wraps, all edges marbled. Minor shelfwear; occasional foxing, scattered pencil marginalia. Very clean copy. Third canto of Byron's famous epic.
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1936. FIRST EDITION. 8vo in red cloth boards, title on spine in gilt. No DJ. Inscribed in pencil on ffep to Ralph Richardson, famed and knighted British author, from his first wife, Kit. Also with Richardson's bookplate (as simply 'R R'), not attached. Light edgewear to boards, bottom fore corner lightly frayed, small areas of staining to rear board, chipping to cloth at ends of spine, cracking along hinges, agetoning to spine and top edge of boards. Light agetoning to textblock, pages have only very minor agetoning to edges. Notes in pen and pencil to page at rear. 313 pp. Consignment- WILKIE COLLECTION- Locked case 9/Rilke.
London and Edinbugh: Longman, Hurst, rees, and Orme; and A. Constable & Co., 1805. First Edition. G+/no DJ Large Crown Quarto in full brown calf with extensive blind and gilt tooling to boards and spine; gilt ruled dentelles; gilt tooled motifs on all edges. pp. 319. Evident shelfwear; bumped and rubbed at corners, along edges and at head and tail of spine. Losses to leather along front hinge; previously repaired with brown cloth bridge. Bookbinder's ticket on ffep: Lubbock of Newcastle. Foxing throughout, age toned. Previous owner's name on title page. Errata after last numbered page. Case #12.
London: Heinemann, 1970. First. VG+/VG Octavo in blue buckram over boards with silver title on spine, DJ off white with photo portrait on cover, and black and blue titles on spine. Some shelfwear; DJ age toned and a bit turned along edges and at corners, now in mylar. Boards slightly bumped at corners, head and tail of spine. Interior clean and bright, binding solid. Included is a letter to Sir Ralph Richardson, signed by Priestly and printed on his personal letterhead. Sir R. Richardson's bookplate is also included. Shelved Case #9 [Rilke] DUPONT.
Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1844. "Copyright Edition" VG-/no DJ Sextodecimo half bound in black buckram and marbled papers, gilt text and ruling on spine, all edges flecked. Library rebinding. Some shelfwear; a bit rubbed along edges and at head and tail of spine. Scattered foxing. Interior clean, binding solid. Shelved Rockville, in case near Front Desk.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1976. VG+/no DJ Octavo in illustrated beige wraps with black and sepia text on spine. Minor shelf wear; wraps a bit rubbed and slightly soiled. Previous owner's name on verso of ffep. SIGNED by author on title page. Interior clean and bright, binding solid.
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1849. F/no DJs Crown Octavos in blind stamped blue cloth with gilt text on faded spine. Significant shelfwear; [vol. 1]: boards attached only at front joint which is split and exposed; shaken; bumped and frayed at corners, along edges and at head and tail of spine; [vol. 2]: shaken; joints split; bumped and frayed at corners, along edges and at head and tail of spine. Both textblocks are quite acidic, foxing present especially on illustrated plates, loose signature in volume 2. Interiors clean, as-is. Shelved upstairs at Rockville location, below Cecil & Comstock location.
Leipzig Germany: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1867. VG. 16mo in red cloth boards, title on spine in gilt, black patterning to front board, spine has 4 raised bands. minor edgewear to boards, rear board bumped and with indeterminate light-colored staining, small area of cloth abraded to reveal boards beneath to front board. Design-patterned endpages and marbled textblock. Tearing beginning to front and rear gutters, binding slightly loose but intact. Corners of textblock lightly rubbed, bottom and fore edges lightly bumped. Pages very lightly agetoned but clean. Vol 911 from the Tauchnitz Editions collection of British authors. 388 pp. Shelved Locked- RIlke (WILKIE COLLECTION).
Santa Barbara Press: Black Sparrow Press, 1979. First, Limited, Numbered, Signed. Octavo; vg+/none; white cloth spine with black text on blue label; quarter-bound, Japanese pattern waves over green and blue with brown titles on blue; clear mylar protector; SIGNED BY AUTHOR, limitation page, #59; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 227 pp.; photo of author; else very good; LIMITATIONS: 1000 cloth copies trade copies; 300 hardcover copies, numbered and signed by the author; 50 numbered deluxe copies.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1891. G+/no DJ Octavo in teal buckram over boards with gilt titles on spine. Evident shelfwear; bumped, rubbed and occasionally frayed at corners, along edges, and at head and tail of spine. Spine, paste downs, endpapers and textblock a bit age toned. Interior clean, binding solid. Shelved Case #9, Rilke.
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, March 1916. B-Q. VG/no DJ Octavo in orange buckram over boards with gilt titles on spine. Minor shelfwear; a bit rubbed and bumped at corners, along edges and at head and tail of spine. Cloth slightly faded. Interior clean and bright, binding solid. Shelved Case #9, Rilke.
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1908. VG. Short 8vo in brick-colored cloth boards, title on spine in gilt, gold and silver gilt illustration to front and spine. Light wear to boards, indeterminate small light colored stain near bottom of front board, dark stain near top of rear hinge, light general wear to boards otherwise. Edges of textblock agetoned, fore and bottom edges deckled. Illustrated endpages. Illustrated frontispiece and 3 other other color plate images, all present. 223 pp. Wilkie Collection. Locked- Rilke.
Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1869. VG/no DJs two Pott Octavos half bound in tan calf and mabled paper with gilt titles and motifs, five raised bands and green and red morocco text boxes on spines. Marbled paste downs and end papers. Some shelfwear; slightly chipped and rubbed at corners, heads and tails of spines; boards also a bit rubbed. Previous owner's name on verso of ffeps. Interiors clean, scattered foxing but still pretty bright, bindings solid.