Paris: Pierre L'Amy, 1636. Octavo, , 1129 pages, ,  index. In Very Good condition. Bound in contemporary full calf, covers with double gilt fillet borders, spine with gilt titling and tooling. Some light wear to binding, including some staining and rubbing, spine with vertical creases, hinges showing some wear. Collated: a8, A-4A8. Small burn mark to pagers 21-26, 313-316very light loss to text. Very light worming to lower gutter of a1-F4, upper fore corner of 3D5-3M3, light loss to text. 4A1 with small chip torn from lower fore corner, no loss to text. Text block on very thin paper, some leaves with poor impression. Some edges of the plate visible in impression. Frontispiece portrait of Montaigne laid in, possibly married from a different edition. Red wax seal affixed to the front pastedown, reading "Cabinet de Monsieur le Dauphin." Front free endpaper with pencil note reading "Copy of the Duc d'Angoulême, son of King Charles X of France." CL consignment. Shelved case 3.
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New York: Viking, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 498 pages. In Very Good condition with a Very Good minus dust jacket. Spine blue with silver and white lettering. Dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut: '$29.95,' light shelfwear and rubbing, small tears to lower fore corners. With Thomas Hughes ownership ink to the front free endpaper. With profuse underlining and marginalia throughout in black and red ink. Inscribed poignantly by Ellsberg: "feb 2, 2003 / To Tom Hughes - With the greatest respect for your wisdom and forsight in this tragedy - if only your views had prevailed! / Dan Ellsberg." Shelved case 5.
Alexandria: Record of the County Court of Fairfax, 1800. First Printing. 12mo., 32 pages. In Good minus condition. Side-sewn pamphlet, with original wrappers detached but present. Light brown wrappers show significant chipping and light soiling, and are detached from the pamphlet (with some residual material still intact along spine edge). Title page has light chipping to corners, a half-inch closed tear and small crease to the top left corner, moderate damp-staining to the bottom right corner, and light uneven age-toning overall. Text block has light uneven age toning to pages 19 - 32, an instance of discoloration to the top edge, and the last page has one half-inch closed tear at spine edge and light creasing and chipping to the bottom corner. The ink ownership inscription of American author William Roscoe Thayer appears on the title page: "Wm R. Thayer / 1918." Shelved case 4.
New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1933. Limited Edition, #229/350. Quarto, , 13-341 pages. Good. Bound in publisher's three quarter white linen, embossed brown paper boards, spine with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Some staining and discoloration to spine, particularly along hinges, from water. Tide-marks along upper and lower gutter throughout volume, in some cases touching the plates. Lacking publisher's slipcase. Illustrated with 90 full-page, hand-pulled copper photogravures after photographs by Ulmann depicting the formerly enslaved alongside their descendants in the Gullah coastal region of South Carolina. All plates with tissue guards, one tissue guard loose. Some offsetting from photogravures, as usual. With the additional signed photogravure loose within, a duplicate of the photogravure on page 129. Some offsetting to front pastedown and endpaper from photogravure. "When all the sisters' feet are washed, the basins and towels are handed over to the brothers, who wash each other's feet." [page 124]. WP consignment. Shelved case 3.
[Amsterdam]: [Joseph Asscher & Cie], . Oblong Folio, , 15 leaves of plates; VG; bound in publisher's maroon cloth, gilt lettering to front cover; all edges gilt; patterned endpapers; mild shelfwear and rubbing; two loose tissue-guards present; inscribed on the verso of the ffep: 'To Mr. H. Hirsche with compliments from Joseph Asscher Cie 1.12.1908.'; With a fitted case containing replicas of the nine faceted stones cut from the Cullinan diamond. A space is made for a replica of the rough, but it is not present. A replica of Koh-i-Noor is also separate within the box. There is a second simple paper box labeled 'Model & puzzle of Cullinan Diamond, which may be the missing rough. Half is intact with a solid base, while half are sliced pieces. EH consignment; shelved case 4.
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1890. Limited Edition, Author's Special Copy. Quarto, 2 volumes; VG-; bound in publisher's three quarter brown morocco and gilt-stamped vellum, paneled spine with gilt lettering; top edge gilt, others untrimmed; both volumes with some shelfwear and rubbing, cracking to hinges, rubbing and bumping to corners; volume two with vellum curling and peeling up along spine edge, small closed tear to front board vellum, two spots of damage holes to center of front board, large scratch to morocco on front board; volume one with two clusters of pinprick holes to the front board; Signed by Stanley on leaf at front noting this the "Author's Special Copy," where the limitation page usually is placed. with photogravure frontispieces on mounted India paper, three folding maps, two backed with linen and of a larger size, 6 original etched plates, each signed in pencil by artist G. Montbard, and a multitude of wood engravings on tissue paper; EH Consignment; shelved case 9.
London: T. N. Longman and O. Rees [et al], 1802. First Edition. Quarto, vii, 87 pages. In Very Good minus condition. Bound in later paper boards, with paper label to spine. Boards show some splitting to front hinge, and slight bowing to boards. Text block has some consistent ink smudging and staining throughout, but plates are clean. Ink marginalia occur on one plate and on one blank leaf. Includes twelve aquatint plates as issued, eleven of which are hand-colored. Two additional color plates trimmed and pasted on to blank leaves. SK Consignment. Shelved in Case 3.
[London?]: . 25 sheets of the typescript for the stage play "The Better Half," composing of 24 numbered sheets plus the cover page. Measuring approximately 19x24cm, the group have been folded in half vertically. The extremities show some wear, primarily on the cover sheet and pages 23/24. Paperclip rust marks are present along the upper edge.; The sheets are housed in a cut-open envelope (never mailed) with "M.S.S. of The Better Half by Noel C" written in his hand. Notably, the "oward" is written in blue ink rather than the black of the rest, and probably in a different hand.; Two pages (8, 21) with pencil changes and eleven (11, 12, 15-23) with pen, possibly in Coward's hand. A full list of changes along with a copy of 'London’s Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror' By Richard J. Hand and Michael Wilson, University of Exeter Press, 2008, which provides a full script of the copy found in the British Library, will be provided.; Many of the changes are minor, either correcting grammar or punctuation, but the second half in particular has dozens of more significant changes.; This copy appears to have been based on the copy submitted to the Lord Chamberlain, but adjusted for formatting and with substantial edits. It is unknown if this version would have been resubmitted to the Lord Chamberlain or if it was ever performed in this format. It is possible these changes were considered minor enough to not need further censorship, they were done after the play was preformed, or even that it belonged to an actor.; It would benefit from further scholarly research, as its place in the creation of the play is unknown. CX consignment; shelved case 0.
London: R. Knaplock, 1720. First Edition. Octavo, xii, 186,  pages. In Good plus condition. Bound in contemporary diced calf with red leather label bearing gilt titling to spine. Boards with light plus bumping and marking. Chipping to head and tail of spine and significant cracking to hinges. Text block lightly age toned. MF Consignment. Shelved in Case 12.
London: John Playford; Robert Ibbitson, 1649. Presumed First Edition. A Perfect Narrative of the Whole Proceedings...: Small Quarto (5.5 in. x 7 in.), , 4 pages, p. 6, . In Good condition. Disbound pamphlet, with some residue from no longer extant wraps. Pages have moderate uneven age-toning, with faint creasing. Pagination begins on verso of title page, page 5 is mis-numbered "6", and last two pages are unpaginated. Text continuous and complete despite pagination. Largely conforms to ESTC entry, but the mis-numbering of page 5 is not identified therein. Rare. Collections of Notes Taken at the Kings Tryall...: Small Quarto, (4.6 in. x 6.8 in.), 2 pages, 6 pages. In Good condition. Disbound pamphlet. Pages show light soiling and age-toning, some minor chipping to edges of first and third leaves, and significant wear to the fourth and final leaf (several small holes impacting text). Text continuous despite pagination, and conforms to ESTC entry. Rare. Shelved case 7.
1798. Handwritten legal document, bearing the stamp of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated October 28, 1798. Text appears to be in a secretary's hand, likewise the signature on recto ("Hamilton, Atty"). Appears to be a subpoena relating to a marine insurance case. Light age-toning overall, folded twice (once horizontally, once vertically), with some light soiling to right edge and very minor wear to court seal. Condition: Very Good Minus; Dimensions: 8.5" x 5" Shelved Case 0.
Oxford: L. Lichfield, 1703. First English Edition. Folio, , 27 pages, , 239 pages, , pp. 273-400, 104, pp. 107-231, , pp. 143-262. In Very Good minus condition. Rebound, quarter calf with marbled boards. Spine banded with gilt lettering. Boards show very light wear to corners and light toning to calf on spine. Text-block shows uneven moderate plus age-toning to edges. Moderate foxing to title-page. Several pencil emendations to margins in opening pages (up to page 29). Name of a previous owner appears in ink on bottom edge of text-block, on the title-page, and several times throughout. With Errata Leaf, appearing opposite first page of Book One. [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.] RW consignment. Shelved Case 7.
[Washington, D.C.]: Printed [by William Duane] for the House of Representatives, . Folio First Edition. Folio,  blank, , 34, ,  blank pages; VG; bound in circa-1990 paper wraps, black title to front cover; mild toning and foxing throughout; Leaves B-G with small tide-mark to lower fore edge; with blind stamp for 'Sondley Library Asheville, N.C.' on the title page, last 3 leaves. 2R+1 with very thin paper, causing the stamp to create tiny holes. The Sondley library was largely sold in the late 1980's, with the remainder being merged with the Buncombe County Special Collections, properly de-accessioned with confirmation.; Original two leaves of front endpapers and single leaf of rear endpaper present; Extra leaf numbered *12, with signature F* inserted.; Letter of transmittal from Department of State, 8th December, 1801, signed, in print: James Madison. Schedule for Tennessee, which was not present on Dec. 8th, appears on leaf 2R, dated December 22, 1801. Corrected Schedule for Maryland appears on leaf 2R+1.; Not scarce in institutional holdings, as to be expected, but extremely scarce on the market, with RareBookHub listing only one copy in 100 years, being Bonhams 2012, and Goodspeed's before that in 1921.; RW consignment; shelved case 4.
Wheeling [W.V.?]: Daily Intelligencer Steam Press, 1896. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 299 pages. In Very Good condition. Bound in decorative green publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Boards have light rubbing overall and light discoloration and wear to head and tail of spine. Text block shows light to light plus age toning interiorly (pages brittle), errata slip inserted preceding title-page, small dent and wear to fore edge of pages 5-78, missing first free end page, and inscription to second free end page: “With best wishes, J. McHenry Jones”. A remarkably well-preserved copy of an extremely scarce volume. Shelved in Case 3.
18th Century. Archive of documents regarding Robert Walpole, collected by British bibliomaniac Sir Thomas Phillipps; five manuscript documents by multiple authors: Manuscript 1: 2 folio leaves folded into 9pps commentary on clipped newspaper article comparing John Stuart (3rd Earl of Bute, 1713-1792) to William Pitt (1st Earl of Chatam, 1708-1778). The article is circa 1763. According to a note on the reverse of the first leaf these comments are made by “Mr. J.C.” Manuscript 2: 1 folio leaf folded into 4pp. According to a penned note on the recto of 1st page “Mr. J.C.’s remarks on La H’s Walpoleana” J.C. apparently was asked to be a trustee of Oglethorpe’s Georgia Plan but declined as he also declined a part in the “British —-hery” Manuscript 3: 6 folio leaves folded into 20pp. Ms of Lord Hardwicke’s “Walpoleana.” Philip Yorke (Earl of Hardwick 1720-1790) published this work in 1783. Manuscript 4: 3 folio leaves folded into 12pp. “Remarks on a Pamphlet called Political Debates Particularly that part of it pretended to have been spoke by Mr W.P. (Wm. P.H).” Paper same as item #1 presumably same hand. Also by Mr. J.C? Manuscript 5: 1 folio leaf folded into 4pp apparently incomplete. A ms of a speech to Parliament? on the “Embargo laid on Wheat and Wheat flour by the Kings Order in Counsel Sept 26, 1766.” Manuscript 6: 2 folio leaves folded into 8pp. A copy of a “Paper delivered to the D. of Newcastle May 15, 1757.” Duke of Newcastle (Sir Thomas Pelham-Hollis, 1693-1768). Pitt fell in April, Newcastle joined with him and Pitt rose again in June. This letter supports Newcastle in joining P.H. Items housed in Phillipps' presumed original folder, with his archive number 9104; some wear and soiling to folder; most manuscripts breaking at horizontal center folds; RW consignment; shelved Case 0. W1001.
Boston: C.C. Little and Jas. Brown and Hovey & Co., -1856. Quartos, Two Volumes. In Very Good condition. Bound in three-quarter green polished calf with marbled boards and paneled spines with gilt titling. Moderate wear and rubbing to bindings. Text block shows moderate foxing and light age toning throughout. Tissue-guards for most plates are lacking, causing some offsetting. Bound by E. Lycett, with their blind-embossed stamp to the first three endpapers of vol. I and first two endpapers of vol. II. Subscriber's list in vol. I. Title pages include wood-engraved vignettes. Frontispieces feature lithographic portraits of Hovey and William Sharp. Volumes include 96 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son in addition to numerous woodcut illustrations. CONTENTS: Vol. I. (xii, , 100 pages [interspersed with 48 full-page color plates]) -- Vol. II. (iv, 96 pages [interspersed with 48 full-page color plates]). Shelved in 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 London [Connecticut]: T[imothy] Green, . Small Octavo,  pages; VG; with some support adhered along the spine; some rubbing and wear to fore edge, lower fore edge missing from rear cover, small amount of chipping to middle of front fore edge; interior with minor blotching and wear; The cover woodcut is a crude copy of the Revere engraving "The Able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught," showing tea being forced down America's throat, with the caption "Boston Cannonaded." Also includes the patriotic poems "Thoughts on Tyranny" and "The Unnatural Parent," and a long genealogy of George III tracing back to "William the Conqueror, who was a son of a whore"; RF consignment; extremely scarce; shelved case 3.