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 loose; 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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Italy: c. 1960's. Framed landscape painting, with forest in foreground and building in distance; VG; in light-colored wooden frame, with glass front; not examined out of frame; signed by Soffici at lower left corner; possibly a part of his Poggia series; This Soffici painting depicts the same scene shown in his 1963 painting titled "Veduta del Poggio".; dimensions in frame: height 18 3/4 in. x width 13 3/4 in. x depth 1 3/4 in.; dimensions from sight: height 13 1/2 in. x width 9 1/2 in.; RR consignment; located at Dupont store.
Italy: c. 1960's. Framed landscape painting, with side of a building at left of image; VG; in light-colored wooden frame with glass front; not examined outside of frame; signed at lower right corner by Soffici in gray paint; possibly a piece of his Poggio series; This Soffici painting depicts the same scene shown in his 1962 painting titled "Case al Poggio"; dimensions in frame: height 18 3/4 in. x width 13 3/4 in. x depth 1 3/4 in.; dimensions from sight: height 13 1/2 in. x width 9 1/2 in.; RR consignment; located at Dupont store.
Köln: Tachen, 1999. Limited Edition, #3,635/10,000. Elephant folio, 464 pages, 28" tall by 20" wide by 3" deep; VG/VG; white spine with blue text; white cloth with blue text; signed by the author, copy 3,635 of 10,000; includes metal stand (SEE PHOTOS) Dust Jacket has minor shelf wear and bumping, some closed tears to edges (SEE PHOTOS), Boards strong, some cornerwear; Textblock exterior has some faint staining (SEE PHOTOS), otherwise clean, interior pages clean. PLEASE SEE ALL TWELVE PHOTOS OF THE BOOK BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER. IF ALL IMAGES ARE NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO PHOTO CAP, PLEASE CONTACT SELLER FOR ACCESS TO ALL TWELVE PHOTOS. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. TO ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT DUE TO THE SIZE, VALUE, AND WEIGHT OF THIS LISTING, INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WILL BE EXPENSIVE. EXPECT TO PAY OVER $400.00 FOR SHIPPING. THIS IS UNAVOIDABLE, APOLOGIES. Currently shelved in Allan's office.
New York: Brentano's, 1924. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 126 pages; VG-/none; bound in publisher's black cloth, faded titling to spine, dull gilt titling to front cover; George Gershwin's copy with his ownership signature on pencil on the front endpaper; Herschel Brickell's review newspaper clipping to ffep, offsetting to front pastedown and endpaper; CX consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 157 pages; VG/VG; spine red with yellow titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.50', mild wear to extremities; Signed by nearly the entire original cast and Richard Rogers, being 64 total signatures. The signatures are on the first 8 pages, extending from the front pastedown through the title page, plus the half-title and one rear endpaper. Richard Rogers Signature is alone on the title page.; There are very few hints as to the recipient of this book, but multiple inscriptions begin "To Ray," one inscription reads "Wishing you a happy future "Professor" Ray", one inscription reads "Here's to future shows together," and one names the recipients as "Ray + Julia Humphries." While we can only postulate, there was a Julia Humphries and a Ray Harrison in the original cast, neither of whom signed this book.; With an Autograph Letter Signed from Agnes de Mille, the director and choreographer, on her letterhead, reading "The performance I saw this afternoon was 100% better than the one I saw last, particularity in all the ___ scene which were thoughtful, restrained, pointed and true. I was very impressed and grateful. A. de Mille". There is no recipient. There is small smudging to the lower left edge, and a horizontal and vertical fold.; With a Typed Letter Signed by Helen Hayes, on her letterhead, dated May 14, 1948, reading "Dear Allegro Cast: On my own behalf and that of Sydenham Hospital, I want to thank you most sincerely for your aid and generosity in connection with the dinner on April 28 given in honor of Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein, II. With Every good wish, I am Cordially Yours, Helen Hayes." With three horizontal and one vertical folds.; CX consignment; shelved case 3.
Buenos Aires: Editorial Sudamericana, 1945. Octavo, 281 pages; G; bound in publisher's green wraps, black titling; moderate wear and rubbing, including some damage to the rear of the upper fore corner, cracking to spine; mild water-marks to top edge of text block; Housed in a VG green cloth clamshell and matching chemise; owners name on the half-title page; Inscribed on the ffep by Hemingway in Havana, 1952; CX consignment; shelved case 3.
Santiago de Cuba: Editorial Oriente, 1999. First Edition. Octavo, 376 pages; Poor; bound in original wraps with significant wear, pages 51-376 detached but present; middle of title page torn out; Inscribed by Fidel Castro on the interior of front cover, dated May 1999; Presumed inscribed to Juan Almeida Bosque, the author and one of the original commanders of the insurgent forces in the Cuban Revolution, with the inscription translated to "To you Juan I send my eternal gratitude for your grand and beautiful history in this book"; CX consignment; shelved case 3.
Londini [London]: Impensis Brabazoni Aylmeri sub Signo Trium Columbarum, 1674. Octavo, 155,  pages; VG; bound in modern period style morocco, paneled spine with black label and gilt titling; with both blank first and last leaves. Some cracking to front hinge, slight cracking to spine, minor rubbing to extremities; A7 with 3 ink words. JR Consignment; shelved case 7.
New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1950. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 499 pages; VG/G+; spine illustrated with white titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.50', mild chipping and wear to all extremities, some tape reinforcement along interior of jacket rear hinge and lower edge; small price-stamp to rear endpaper; Signed flat by Kerouac as 'John Kerouac', unusually signed as such.; CX consignment; shelved case 3.
New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Oblong quarto, unpaginated; G; bound in publisher's original illustrated boards, white spine with black titling; mild wear and rubbing; Inscribed by Carle on verso of ffep; clear tape to front gutter, gutter of copyright page, following gutter, gutter of [10-11], gutter opening at [22-23]; First edition, first printing, with the complete number line 1-5 on the copyright page and A3450 on the rear board; KT consignment; shelved case 2.
London: J.S. Jordan; James Ridgway; H. D. Symonds, 1791; 1792. Mixed Editions. Octavo, , , viii-x, , 8-171, , xv, , 178, , 36, , 78,  pages; VG; Bound in 19th century three quarter calf, marbled paper boards, cracking to front hinge, mild wear and rubbing; text block untrimmed; Four parts bound together, with paginations and registers restarting with new title pages.; with a small slip of contemporary paper noting the parts bound in and noting that they are 'to be sewed in one volume'; Rights of Man, London: printed for J.S. Jordan, No. 166. fleet-street, 1791. In this 'third edition' Paine is described on the titlepage as "Author of the works intitled "Common Sense" and "A letter to the Abbe Raynal"";. With half-title. [Bound with] Rights of Man Part the Second, London : Printed for J.S. Jordan, No. 166, Fleet-Street, 1792. Fourth Edition. With half-title.; [Bound with] Paine, Thomas. Two Letters to Lord Onslow, London : Printed for James Ridgway, York-Street, St. James’s Square, 1792. Sixth Edition.; [Bound with] Paine, Thomas. Letter Addressed to the Addressers on the Late Proclamation, London : printed for H. D. Symonds, in Paternoster-Row, and Thomas Clio Rickman, No. 7, upper Mary-Le-Bone-Street, 1792.; JP consignment; shelved case 3.
Romae: Ex Typographia Dominici Basæ, 1585. Octavo, 323, ; VG; bound in contemporary full vellum, ink titling to spine; mild shelfwear and rubbing; small red ink name stamp to ffep; small bookseller ticket to front pastedown; small scattered early marginalia; Title vignette (Jesuit device); Title vignette (Jesuit device); Errata on page 323; Pages 202, 203, 206, and 207 misnumbered 102, 103, 106, and 107 respectively, 206 and 207 hand-corrected; extremely scarce; SP consignment; shelved case 3.
Nürnberg: Simon Halbmaier, 1626. First Edition. Quarto, , 88, , 32 pages; VG-; bound in modern patterned paper covered boards; some mild wear and aging to pages; title page with two small holes to woodcut border, small red stain above one hole; two pinprick worming holes to gutter of first five leaves; both titles within architectural woodcut borders; part one with 100 woodcut diagrams in the text; lacking two folding woodcut plates in the second part; small red name stamp to ffep; text in German; SP consignment; shelved case 3.
Padova: per Paolo Frambotto, 1649. Third Edition. Octavo, , 80 pages; VG; bound in contemporary paper, ink titling to spine; some wear and rubbing to binding; Terza edizione; with folding plate, wide margins; tide-mark to lower half of gutter, extending along lower edge, primarily to first few leaves; red ink name to the ffep; front pastedown, *4v, page 36, 38-39 with writing, title page, page 17, 30 with ink ownership; closed tear to lower margin of page 38 from writing; page 50 with 4 numbers hand-corrected.; leaf A5 with archival repair to top edge; SP consignment; shelved case 3.
Boston: Robert Brothers, 1869. First Edition, Early Printing; First Edition, Third State. Octavo, 2 volumes; G; bound in publisher's uniform terracotta cloth, brown-coated endpapers; moderate wear and rubbing, including peeling to heads and tails of spines, large peeling along lower rear hinge of volume 2, some bumping to corners, some gatherings loosening; matching bookplates to front pastedowns, dated 1894, marking these as volumes 1 and 2 of a personal library; name in ink to sfep; interior free of most age-marks; each volume with frontispiece with tissue-guard and 3 plates, as issued. All eight plates have been colored in an early hand; tear to lower fore corner of page 211 of volume 1, with small loss to text Part One: vi, 7-341, , advertisements pages 3, 2, 11, 12, 15-20. Early Printing, with notice for "Little Women, Part Two" on page 341 and no 'Part One' statement to spine. BAL states "there were at least three printings dated 1869 before the notice was added to p. 341; and, four 1869 printings have been noted without the Part One statement on the spine" Part Two: iv, 359, , advertisements pages 15, 12, 11, 3, 2, 18, 19, 20, First Edition, Third State, with page iv having note "Little Women, Part First, is published in a volume uniform with this," 5 entries on page , and "Handy Volume Series / I. / Happy Thoughts...." on page ; Also sold with 'Old-Fashioned Girl' and 'Little Men', Boston: Robert Brothers, 1870/1871, both in Fair condition, with hand-colored plates and marked volumes 3/4 of the personal library.; AS consignment; shelved case 2.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1956. Limited Edition. Thick octavo, xi, , 594 pages; bound in publisher's blue cloth, black label to spine with gilt titling; wrapped in publisher's original glassine jacket, housed in publisher's VG- slipcase; top edge gilt. Slipcase inscribed by Harry Truman on the title label, as usual; Inscription on the half-title: "To Honorable Felix Frankfurter from Harry Truman. 5/5/56."; Volume 2 only; JB consignment; shelved case 5.
London: printed for William Rumbald in the Old Change, 1680. First Edition. Octavo, , 224 pages; VG; bound in 3/4 polished calf, marbled boards and endpapers; paneled spine with gilt rules on ridges, blind-stamping to panels, on black morocco label with gilt titling; text block red; scuffing to front board; mild wear and rubbing to extremities; small bookplate to front pastedown; note on page 224 stating 'Read [?] 1742'; Signatures: A-P⁸.; rare; shelved case 3.
Venetiis [Venice]: Luca Antoniu de Lucam Antonium de Giunta Florentinum, 1502. Octavo, 163 leaves; VG-; disbound, with both boards missing; Title page with 'Johan. Angeli pasted above title, 'Venetiis. 1502' and a horizontal line neatly handwritten below.; With a substantial number of woodcut illustrations depicting horoscopes, figures of the constellations, and planets.; Collation:, a-e8, f-r4, s-y8, z12, A-D8, last two leaves blank and lacking, (D9/D10); i3 labeled p4, m3 labeled k2; Leaves z3/z4 with minor repair; some tables have handwritten notes above them; Text in Latin; Shelved case 3.
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.
Auburn: Derby and Miller, 1853. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 336 pages; G; bound in 3/4 red leather, pebbled dark green cloth boards, paneled spine with gilt and no titling; hinges cracked, some rubbing to binding; reinforcement to both front and rear gutters; gift inscription to second free endpaper; page 336 with significant damage, appears to have at one point been glued to something; Significantly foxed, as usual, with finger smudges and wear to pages, some fraying to scattered fore edges; With all seven wood engravings, including frontispiece portrait; true first printing of this scarce title, with no mention of "Thousand" at top of title page; lacking four-page catalogue; LB consignment; shelved case 1.
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: John Stockdale, 1787. First English Edition. Octavo; VG-; 382 pages; full brown leather binding paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering; Professionally rebound; Lacking map; Fold-out table of Native American tribes intact; pages toned; a few spots of liquid at upper edge, text unaffected; JG Consignment; Shelved Case 1.
Londini [London]: Typis Du-Gardianis, 1651. Second Edition, Revised. Quarto, 263 pages; VG; bound in contemporary brown calf, plain paneled spine, mild soiling and wear; bind double-rule to boards, remnants of a gilt roll to board edges; no pastedown was ever applied to interior; A2, B-Z4, Aa-Ll4,  full blank leaves at end, complete; with errata leaf before title, woodcut armorial shields on title page, decorative head and tailpieces and decorated initial letters; no writing or marks of previous ownership; wide margins, approximately 2.25 cm on top edge, 4.5cm. on fore edge, 5cm on lower edge, with some minor variance.; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Basilaea: Froben, 1549. Quarto, 518 pages; 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.