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Danielis Fesseli adversariorum sacrorum libri V... BOUND WITH: D.J. Sauberti ... Opera posthuma ... edita a J. Fabricio, etc.

Danielis Fesseli adversariorum sacrorum libri V... BOUND WITH: D.J. Sauberti ... Opera posthuma ... edita a J. Fabricio, etc.

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.
[Book #9-114-1220104] Dupont
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WHEN ELEPHANTS LAST IN THE DOORYARD BLOOMED: CELEBRATIONS FOR ALMOST ANY DAY OF THE YEAR [SIGNED]. Ray Bradbury.

WHEN ELEPHANTS LAST IN THE DOORYARD BLOOMED: CELEBRATIONS FOR ALMOST ANY DAY OF THE YEAR [SIGNED]

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1973. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 143 pp., VG/VG+; DJ, gray with blue and red text, black and white photograph of Bradbury to back cover; minimal shelfwear to DJ; price uncut $5.95 to top right-hand corner of front flap; maroon and navy blue cloth boards with gold lettering to spine and front board, tan endpapers; blue top, beveled fore-edge; mild bumping to head and tail of spine; stated "First Edition" to copyright page; SIGNED by Bradbury to middle of ffep; interior clean and bright; shelved Science Fiction/Fantasy.
[Book #9-36-1281940] Dupont
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THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. With Twelve Illustrations by S. L. Filder and a Portrait. Charles Dickens.

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. With Twelve Illustrations by S. L. Filder and a Portrait.

London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd, 1870. First edition. Octavo in green hardcovers with black and gold gilt; VG; moderate soiling and fraying on boards; open gutter at center but good binding; library sticker inside front cover; pencil inscription and seal on end pages; paper faded with minor foxing; text clean; pp. 190; shelved in Case # 4.
[Book #9-140-1271265] Dupont
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VIAGGI IN ALCUNE CITTA DEL LAZIO CHE DICONSI FONDATE DAL RE SATURNO. Marianna Candidi Dionigi.

VIAGGI IN ALCUNE CITTA DEL LAZIO CHE DICONSI FONDATE DAL RE SATURNO

Rome: 1809. Oblong folio (16.50x22.25"56x42cm) with 61 numbered pages, 30 copper plates, some pages un-numbered, some plates numbered with the pages, half-bound in red boards, red spine with gilt titles. Condition is generally Very Good, with rough wear around edges, tight binding, solid hinges. Collection of letters from an early archaeologist describing his travels, with illustrations, in cities around Italy. A rare find with all the plates.
[Book #13-101-1276101] Rockville Non-Retail Listings
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LIBER VERITATIS. A COLLECTION OF PRINTS AFTER THE ORIGINAL DESIGNS OF CLAUDE LE LORRAIN; IN THE COLLECTION OF HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE. EXECUTED BY RICHARD EARLOM, IN THE MANNER AND TASTE OF THE DRAWINGS. TO WHICH IS ADDED A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF EACH PRINT; TOGETHER WITH THE NAMES OF THOSE FOR WHOM, AND THE PLACES FOR WHICH, THE ORIGINAL PICTURES WERE FIRST PAINTED ... AND THE PRESENT POSSESSORS OF MANY OF THE ORIGINAL PICTURES. VOLUMES I AND II. Claude Gellee, dit Le Lorrain.

LIBER VERITATIS. A COLLECTION OF PRINTS AFTER THE ORIGINAL DESIGNS OF CLAUDE LE LORRAIN; IN THE COLLECTION OF HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE. EXECUTED BY RICHARD EARLOM, IN THE MANNER AND TASTE OF THE DRAWINGS. TO WHICH IS ADDED A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF EACH PRINT; TOGETHER WITH THE NAMES OF THOSE FOR WHOM, AND THE PLACES FOR WHICH, THE ORIGINAL PICTURES WERE FIRST PAINTED ... AND THE PRESENT POSSESSORS OF MANY OF THE ORIGINAL PICTURES. VOLUMES I AND II.

London: Messrs. Boydell and Company, 1777. First edition; Richard Earlom (engraver). Thick, tall folios in 3/4 brown marble and red leather; six-band embossed spine with heavy gilt; VG/VG-; boards show some shelf wear around edges, with small tearing along spine length and corners; open gutter in front, but binding strong; both frontispiece portraits detached from spine; gilt edges; slight fading; all prints in good condition with clear legends; Vol. I contains Claude Lorrain’s biography by John Boydell, and 100 prints; Vol. II contains 120 prints; this is part of the mature works by Le Lorrain; in this work (Book of Truth), the names of the purchaser was written on the back of the drawings to guard against copying; it constitutes a major work in the reproduction of master drawings in the form of a catalog raisonne; please note that Vol. III is lacking, since it was published individually at a later date; shelved above mythology; due to size of the item, please contact us for shipping costs.
[Book #9-13-1257520] Dupont
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"D" IS FOR DEADBEAT [INSCRIBED]. Sue Grafton.

"D" IS FOR DEADBEAT [INSCRIBED]

New York: Henry Holt, 1987. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 229 pp., VG/VG; DJ, black spine with off-white lettering, black pictorial front cover with orange lettering, black and white photograph of Grafton to back cover; mild shelfwear to DJ; mild age-toning to DJ, particularly to flaps; price uncut $15.95 to top right-hand corner of front flap; black cloth boards, copper lettering to spine; very mild shelfwear to boards; INSCRIBED by Grafton to title page, dated 4-29-89; stated "First Edition" to copyright page, full number line 1-10; shelved Employee Recommendations.
[Book #9-140-1282178] Dupont
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SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET. Heinrich Harrer.

SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET

Limited Editions Club. Limited Edition. Quarto; VG; Bound in white coarse silk with Tibetan endless knot symbol stamped on front board; Wrapped in Tibetan cotton "Pi-chu." Book and cloth wrap are housed between two hand-carved wood planks with carved endless knot on front; Tied by two simple black cloth straps; Book is in excellent shape with minimal wear to the edges; Map has been tipped in (loose, as issued); With introduction from the Dalai Lama and signed by Harrer on the limitations page; Of an edition of only 300, this is number 270. Shelved Case 7.
[Book #9-40-1286298] Dupont
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THE MEMOIRS OF HERBERT HOOVER. Herbert Hoover.

THE MEMOIRS OF HERBERT HOOVER

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1951-1952. First Edition, First Printing. large 8vos., VG-/VG-; DJs protected by mylar; corners of front flaps cut; HCs: cocking to spines; bumping to head and tail of spines; rubbing to edges and corners of boards; stated first printing on copyright page; VOL 1 [YEARS OF ADVENTURE: 1874-1920; 496 pp; age-spotting to interior, DJ: blue/yellow/white spine and front cover with white and blue text, blue photograph of Hoover to back cover; chipping to head and tail of DJ, with portion of head chipped off; rubbing to covers and edges of DJ; HC: red cloth boards, gold lettering to spine, gold embossed signature to front board; age-toning and spotting to text-block and light blue endpapers; interior clean]; VOL. 2 [THE CABINET AND THE PRESIDENCY: 1920-1933; 405 pp.; DJ: green/yellow/white spine and front cover with white and green text, green photograph to back cover; staining to covers (likely water damage); portions of DJ missing to top edge and corners of front cover and to head and tail of spine; HC: blue cloth boards, gold lettering to spine and gold embossed signature to front board (faded, text legible); mild age-toning and shelfwear to text-block; age-toning to light blue endpapers; interiors clean]; VOL. 3 [THE GREAT DEPRESSION: 1929-1941; 503 pp.; DJ: red/gray/white with white and red text; HC: blue cloth boards, gold lettering to spine and gold embossed signature to front board (faded); bumping to corners of boards; mild age-toning to light blue endpapers]; shelved above Greek and Latin.
[Book #9-17-1280987] Dupont
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114 SONGS BY CHARLES E. IVES. Charles E. Ives.

114 SONGS BY CHARLES E. IVES

Redding, Conn. Published by C. E. Ives, 1922. First edition. Folio; [5], 259, [4] pp. Second issue; printed on pp. 37-39. Publisher's blue cloth, with gilt lettering. Cloth slightly soiled; chipped at spine top; lacks most of front endpaper; slightly shaken; occasional pencil marks to index; still a very good copy. Photos available upon request.
[Book #9-114-1230628] Dupont
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G.O.G. 666. John Taine.

G.O.G. 666

Reading, PA: Fantasy Press, 1954. First Edition. Octavo in dust jacket. VG/VG. 251 pages. Shelved in Special Collection: Science Fiction.
[Book #9-145-1284871] Dupont
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LAISSEZ-FAIRE AND COMMUNISM. John Maynard Keynes.

LAISSEZ-FAIRE AND COMMUNISM

New York: New Republic, 1926. First Edition. 8vo., 144pp. in tan wraps with blue titles; deckled edges; text clean; wraps chipping at edges; 1/4 inch chips to bottom outside corners of wraps, otherwise Very Good.
[Book #13-429-1261212] Rockville Non-Retail Listings
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LE MORTE D'ARTHUR [FOUR VOLUMES]. illustrator, Sir Thomas Malory, Aubrey Beardsley.

LE MORTE D'ARTHUR [FOUR VOLUMES]

London: J.M. Dent, 1893. First edition. Octavo, 990 pp. Hardcover without jacket as issued. First edition, rebound as four volumes (originally published as two) in quarter-bound red leather and marbled paper. Head edges gilt; spine red leather with elaborate gilt decoration and five raised bands. Original cream and gilt cloth covers and spines bound in at front and rear of volumes 1, 2, and 4. Bumping and shelf-wear. Sunning and chipping to spines. Age-toning to boards. Previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down end papers of all volumes. Marbled end papers have mild age toning to margins; faint toning to margins of text and offsetting where ribbon bookmarks had been. Hinges starting. Good copy only. This edition of Le Morte D'Arthur is limited to 1500 ordinary copies and 300 copies on Dutch Hand Made paper. This copy is the former. Includes many original designs by Aubrey Beardsley. Shelve: CASE #3 Spines are dark red with gilt text and decoration.
[Book #9-64-1247631] Dupont
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SPACE LAWYER. Nat Schachner.

SPACE LAWYER

New York: Gnome Press, 1953. First Edition. Octavo in dust jacket. VG/VG. 222 pages. Shelved in Special Collection: Science Fiction.
[Book #9-145-1284870] Dupont
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EDIFICES DE ROME MODERNE OU RECUEIL DES PALAIS, MAISONS, EGLISES, COUVENTS DE LA VILLE DE ROME. TEXTE ET PLANCHES. [Two Volumes: Text and Plates]. Pr. Letarouilly.

EDIFICES DE ROME MODERNE OU RECUEIL DES PALAIS, MAISONS, EGLISES, COUVENTS DE LA VILLE DE ROME. TEXTE ET PLANCHES. [Two Volumes: Text and Plates]

Liege, Belgium: D. Avanzo, 1849. First edition. Elephant folio volume of plates (18 X 23) in 3/4 dark green cloth and leather with gold gilt; quarto text volume (two volumes total) in same condition; VG/VG; general shelf wear and fraying around spines and corners; upper right corner of plates volume bumped and creased; ex-libris plate inside front board; red marble end pages; text volume clean; pp. 515; first few plates at the beginning have slight foxing and offsetting; contents include 117 plates, individually described in text, with a list of architects, popes, and major buildings in Rome; in French; text shelved case 4; plates shelved above Philosophy section; due to size and weight of the items, please contact us for shipping costs.
[Book #9-51-1259006] Dupont
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THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN. Ray Bradbury.

THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN

Garden City NY: Doubleday, 1953. First Edition. Octavo in dust jacket. VG+/VG. 250 pages. Shelved in Special Collection: Science Fiction.
[Book #9-145-1284868] Dupont
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THE SILVER LOCUSTS. Ray Bradbury.

THE SILVER LOCUSTS

London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1951. First Edition. Octavo in dust jacket. VG hardcover with a VG condition DJ. 232 pages. Special Collection: Science Fiction. Please note photos of book.
[Book #9-145-1284869] Dupont
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PRISONER'S BASE. Rex Stout.

PRISONER'S BASE

New York: Viking Press, 1952. First Edition. Octavo in dust jacket. VG+/VG. 186 pages. Shelved in Special Collection Mystery.
[Book #9-140-1284866] Dupont
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THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. J. D. Salinger.

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. First Edition, First Printing, First Issue Jacket. 8vo., 227pp.; VG/VG; spine red and white with black and yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.00'; has all points, including FIRST EDITION stated on the copyright page, black cloth decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt on spine, first issue jacket has Salinger's black-and-white photograph portrait credited to Lotte Jacobi on rear panel (very small, just above author's name.), dust jacket lacks Book-of-the-Month Club statement on front flap; dust jacket is in amazing condition, with extremely slight wear to corners, tail of spine; text block has some small staining to upper edge; interior clean; LP consignment; shelved case 3, Dupont.
[Book #14-436-1281870] Full-priced Rockville
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THE DARK CHATEAU AND OTHER POEMS. Clark Ashton Smith, Frank Utpatel, jacket illustrator.

THE DARK CHATEAU AND OTHER POEMS

Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1951. First Edition. thin 8vo., 63 pp., VG/VG; DJ black with white illustration, tan lettering (age-toned) to spine; rubbing to head of spine of DJ; mild age-toning to covers of DJ, mild rubbing to edges and corners of covers, small tear to top right-hand corner of front cover at hinge; price uncut "$2.50" to top right-hand corner of front flap; DJ protected by mylar; black cloth boards, gold lettering to spine; bumping to head and tail of spine; rubbing to corners of boards, very mild wear to boards; age-toning to text-block, staining to top-edge of text-block that bleeds into top margins of pp. 29-back paste-down, very mild foxing to fore-edge; starting hinge, boards shaken, binding intact; ex-libris bookplate to front paste-down, aged paste-staining; very mild age-toning to interior, text clear and legible; Smith's fourth book published by Arkham House as a limited printing of 563 copies; LP consignment; shelved Case 3, Dupont.
[Book #14-436-1283608] Full-priced Rockville
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ALL THE KING'S MEN. Robert Penn Warren.

ALL THE KING'S MEN

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1946. First edition. Octavo. Stated first edition on copyright page, with first state dustjacket that presents Sinclair Lewis blurb on rear panel (later states would shift this to rear flap). VG/VG. Some slight rubbing to edges of boards. Dustjacket, now protected in clear mylar overlay, is chipped at extremities and spine ends, with a 1/2" chip at bottom of spine. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Old bookshop sticker on rear pastedown. Slight age-toning throughout; but book interior is clean and tight. WD Consignment. Shelve in: Case #2.
[Book #9-114-1221496] Dupont
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