New York: S. Converse, Printed by Hezekiah Howe, New Haven, 1828. First Edition. Quartos, 2 volumes; G; newly rebound in full brown leather, burgundy and black labels with gilt titling to spines; complete in two volumes, with the frontispiece portrait, which is often lacking, the leaf of Additions and Corrections at the end of Volume II, and the separately issued "Advertisement" leaf tipped in preceding first leaf of Preface; full archival backing to frontispiece, title page, two preface leaves (A1-3); non-archival tape to advertisement leaf, A4, B1; dirt to eleven leaves, primarily the first leaf in quires 30-40; Water damage throughout, causing waviness to entirely of both text blocks; beginning of volume 1 with the most damage, with the middle of the title page missing sections, tears along first few leaves, including frontispiece; occasional small leaf stains from pressed leaves; some mold spots, primarily to the first few leaves of volume 1; 26 instances of pencil marginalia, including "The Basque is a peculiar language, having no affinity to the Celtic"; With a variety of alphabets printed, including Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Ethiopic, Syriac, Samaritan, and Greek.; MO consignment; shelved case 3.
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London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1770. First Edition. Octavo, viii, 182 pages; VG; Bound in quarter rebacked calf, marbled boards, label with gilt titling to spine; mild rubbing and wear to binding; small bookplate to front pastedown; sfep loose but present; light foxing to endpapers, first few leaves; mild scattered marginalia, pencil 'x' marks in margins; MF consignment; Shelved case 13.
Philadelphia, PA: Thomas Dobson, 1794, 1793, 1796, 1798. Mixed Editions. Octavo, 5 volumes; G; full leather bindings; spines with red labels with gilt lettering; vols. 1 with late 20th century rebacking, previous boards retained; vol. 2 rebound in full 20th leather; vols. 3-5 in full contemporary tree calf; all vols. ex-library, with usual marks; vol. 1 Second American Edition, 1794, corners markedly bumped with evidence of repair, some foxing and age-toning to textblock, multiple previous owner's marks and inscriptions at front pastedown, contemporary handwritten notes at title page, large chip removed from lower right corner of title page, pages clean, previous owner's bookplate at back pastedown; vol. 2 First Edition, 1793, some foxing and age-toning throughout textblock, pages clean; vol. 3 Second Edition, 1794, titled "An Account of the Bilious Remitting Yellow Fever [...]" as usual, corners bumped, tail of spine missing with evidence of repair, mild scuffing to boards, previous owner's bookplate at front pastedown, front free endpaper starting, previous owners' names at second free endpaper and title page, some foxing and age-toning throughout textblock, pages clean; vol. 4 First Edition, 1796, corners bumped with evidence of previous repair, front joint previously repaired, crown and tail of spine missing; some foxing and age-toning throughout textblock, pages clean; vol. 5 First Edition, 1798, corners bumped with evidence of previous repair, front joint with previous repair, chips missing from crown and tail of spine, previous owner's name at title page, some foxing and age-toning throughout textblock, pages clean; Shelved in case 13.
Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1796. First Edition. 8vo., 106 pages; G; Housed in brown cloth clamshell case, with morocco "spine label" and gilt lettering; Calf bound with morocco label on spine; Front board nearly separated from binding, and moderate wear to corners of front abd back boards; Textblocks show moderate age-toning and light foxing to edges, with minor age-toning to pages interiorly; Signature of US Navy Commander George P. Upshur appears on the front pastedown ("G. P. Upshur / U.S. Navy") and on sfep ("George P. Upshur / U.S. Navy / Dec. 1836"); Signatures of two other previous owners appear on the titlepage.; shelved case 7.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1916. First Edition, First Printing, First State. Octavo, 99 pages; VG; rebound in three quarters brown calf, marbled boards, paneled spine with gilt titling; top edge gilt; mild rubbing; Signed on the sfep by Robert Frost in Walnut Hills, Cincinnati June 8, 1922. below is pasted a headshot of Frost; First Edition, First Printing, First State, with the errors on pages 88 and 93; CN consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Richardum Tottill [Richard Tottell], 1587. Small Octavo, , 250 leaves, ; VG; Contemporary English full leather cameo binding, tooled in blind with the initials “H.R.”; Rebacked and corners repaired, with modern endpapers; Title leaf soiled and repaired at margin, not impacting text; Name of “S. Mead” stamped on title page; Untrimmed copy; minor flaws to margins of some pages due to original size of paper; Heavily annotated in a beautiful early hand in French and, occasionally, in English; Annotation regarding “Mr Crooke Recorder of London” on final original leaf.; 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.
Philadelphia: Francis Bailey, 1781. First Edition. Small Quarto (4.25 in x 6.5 in), , 226 pages, ; Bound in early brown calf with minor chipping to head and tail of spine, rubbing to corners of boards; Boards lightly worn; Textblock age-toned with numerous ownership inscriptions; Signature of Colonel George Corbin appears on ffep and bfep. Shelved Case 7.
Philadelphia: [R. Aitken]; John Dunlap; David C. Claypoole, 1777 - 1784. First Editions, Mixed. A collection of seven volumes of the Journals of Congress, including volumes II - V and VII - IX. All are in original boards, except for volume II. All are in G to VG- condition. Title: Journals of Congress [Containing the Proceedings from January 1, 1776, to January 1, 1777] [Volume II] [Philadelphia]: [R. Aitken], 1777; First Edition. Octavo, , 513 pages, , ; VG-; Early 19th century black calf, tooled; Spine banded with embossed gilt lettering; Boards show light plus wear to top and bottom edges, light bumping to bottom corners, some minor wear to head/tail of spine, slight gouge to leather near tail of spine (presumably from removed embossed text), and very light wear overall; Textblock has light age-toning and very minor soiling to edges, and an extensive pencil emendation on the ffep from prior owner William Hunt (whose name appears in ink on the front paste-down). Aitken was authorized by Congress to undertake the printing of the Journals in September of 1776, and the first volume contained reprints of his “cartridge paper” editions, which were released in installment and covered the first four months of 1776. The present volume includes the first publication of the Journals from June through December. Only 532 copies were printed before Congress was forced to flee Philadelphia in late 1777, and many copies were presumed to have been destroyed by British forces. Title: Journals of Congress; Containing the Proceedings from January 1, 1777 to January 1, 1778. Volume III. Philadelphia: John Dunlap, 1778; First Edition. Octavo, , 603 pages, xxii, , ; G+; Original boards, paper to spine largely worn away (quires exposed); Covers show moderate bumping to bottom corners, light bumping to top corners, light plus wear to edges and tail of spine, and light soiling overall; Textblock shows light plus age-toning to edges, light plus shelf-wear to bottom edges, light plus age-toning throughout, and several instances of light soiling to pages interiorly; The name of a previous owner ("Abner H. Canfield") appears on the title-page; Multiple pages remain unopened; Contains the rare 10 page index to Volume I. Title: Journals of Congress; Containing the Proceedings from January 1st, 1778, to January 1st, 1779. Volume IV. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1779; First Edition. Octavo, , 748 pages, , lxxxix, ; G+; Original boards, lacking back-strip, with later paper label on spine and handwritten lettering; Covers show moderate plus wear to bottom corners, light plus wear to edges, moderate soiling overall, and all pages 735 to end (and back cover) are detached from binding; Textblock has moderate age-toning to uncut edges, light shelf-wear to bottom edge, and pages 743 - 748 are missing; The name of former owner "Eyre" appears on the front cover, and the name of another former owner "Manuel Hunt" appears on both he front pastedown and the ffep. Title: Journals of Congress. Containing the Proceedings [fro]m January 1st, 1779, To January 1st, 1780. Published by Order of Congress. Volume V. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1782; [Second Edition]. Octavo, , 464 pages, , lxxiv, ; G+; Original boards, with significant wear to paper on spine and paper spine label with handwritten lettering; Covers have moderate wear to bottom corner of front covers, light bumping to corners generally, quires exposed near head and tail of spine, light plus shelf-wear overall and moderate soiling overall; A former owner's signature ("J. Dunham") appears on the front cover; Textblock has moderate age-toning to uncut edges, moderate shelf-wear to bottom edge, a former owner's signature ("Abner H. Canfield") on the ffep, light foxing throughout, and several instances of light soiling interiorly near bottom edges; A later corrected edition printed by Claypoole in 1782, authorized by Congress in 1780 due to the scarcity of the initial release. Title: Journals of Congress, And of the United States in Congress Assembled. For the Year 1781. Published by Order of Congress. Volume VII. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1781; First Edition. Octavo, , 522 pages, , lxxix, ; G; Original boards, with paper label to spine and handwritten lettering; Covers show light plus wear to edges and corners, moderate plus wear to tail of spine (quires exposed), and moderate soiling overall; Textblock edges are untrimmed, with significantly uneven page lengths (from 7.8" to 8.7") and uneven board sizes (7.9" front cover, 8.25" back cover); Untrimmed edges have moderate age-toning and shelf-wear, light age-toning throughout interiorly, and a crease impacting all pages up to page 8. Title: Journal of the United States in Congress Assembled: Containing the Proceedings from the First Monday in November 1782, To the First Monday in November, 1783. Volume VIII. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1783; First Edition. Octavo, , 483 pages, ; G; Original boards, lacking back-strip; Covers show moderate plus wear overall, with mild warping near edges and light soiling overall; Textblock has moderate age-toning to untrimmed edges, moderate shelf-wear to bottom and fore-edges, mild curling to pages along fore-edge, occasional faint foxing interiorly, and several instances of light soiling interiorly; A former owner's signature appears in ink on the front cover ("J. Dunham"); lacking the index. Title: Journal of the United States in Congress Assembled: Containing the Proceedings from the Third Day of November, 1783, to the Third Day of June, 1784. Volume IX. Philadelphia: John Dunlap, 1784; First Edition. Octavo, , 317 pages, ; G; Original Boards, with paper on spine largely worn off, and a paper spine label with handwritten lettering; Boards have moderate wear to edges of back cover, significant wear to paper on spine (quires exposed), some slight warping to the front cover, and light plus soiling overall; Textblock has moderate age-toning to untrimmed edges, moderate shelf-wear to bottom edge, occasional light foxing to pages interiorly, and chipping to the top edge and bottom corner of the ffep; Lacking the index. Shelved case 7.
Wheeling [W.V.?]: Daily Intelligencer Steam Press, 1896. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 299 pages; VG; bound in publisher's decorative green cloth, gilt titling to spine; mild rubbing, slight discoloration to spine, mild wear to head and tail of spine; errata slip inserted preceding title-page; pages brittle, pages 5-68 with a small dent and wear to the fore edge; ffep missing; Inscribed on the sfep "With best wishes, J. McHenry Jones"; a remarkably well-preserved copy of an extremely scarce volume; shelved case 3.
New York: Coward-Mccann, 1940 . First Book Edition, Early Printing. Octavo, 206 pages; VG/G+; spine white with black titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.00', some chipping and wear to extremities, primarily to head and tail of spine, hinges, small foxing to interior; small water stain to top edge of text block, does not enter text block; Joseph Cotten calling card loose within; Early Printing, with '$2.00' price on front flap but '1939, 1940' on copyright page, reference to the show going on the road on front flap; Inscribed: "To Gorden Lewis all good wishes", signed by Katharine Hepburn [Tracy Lord], Joseph Cotten - [C. K. Dexter Haven], Van Heflin [Macaulay Connor], Frank Fenton [George Kittredge], Nicholas Joy [Seth Lord], Viola Roache, Dan Tobin [Alexander Lord], Dora Sayers [Tracy Lord (understudy)], Hope Bulkeley, Owen Coll [Thomas], Brent Sargent, Karl Nielsen [Stage Manager], Lenore Lonergan [Dinah Lord], Ruth Holden, Philip Foster [Edward], and Forrest Orr [William Tracy]; CL consignment; shelved case 3.
Two separate letters, being a five page ALS on three sheets, from Noël Coward to Edna Ferber, dated 29/9/31 and a one page ALS on Les Avants sur Montreux letterhead also to Edna Ferber. All sheets with one horizontal fold. The first, addressed to "Ferber my little darling," it discusses Coward's West End production of Theatre Royal, a play originally written by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber and preformed on Broadway under the title The Royal Family from 1927-28. Coward's cast included Marie Tempest as Fanny Cavendish, Madge Titheradge as Julie Cavendish and Laurence Olivier as Tony Cavendish. Theatre Royal had 24 performances from 1–20 October 1934 in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester before staying at the Lyric Theatre from 23 October – 23 December 1934. Coward discusses Olivier "Larry Olivier is playing Tony for the 1st two weeks on the road + is marvelous - then Brian Aherne takes over for London." Aherne never did take over. Olivier stayed in the roll for two months in London before he broke his ankle. Aherne played Mercutio on Broadway in Romeo and Juliet and stared in two films that year. "I think you'd be delighted with the whole cast with one notable exception + that is W. Graham Browne as Oscar Wolfe who, owing to being very old indeed + unable to act at all...This unfortunately is absolutely unavoidable as Marie Tempest will not appear without him + she is beyond words superb as Fanny. She gives every comedy line its full value + is deeply moving in the Vragis scenes. Madge Titheradge is magnificent as Julie + the end of the second Act is pretty God=damned exciting...I think you and George would be pleased with the whole performance + production...please I tell you, Miss Ferber + dear Mr. Kaufman, that I think "The Royal Family" ("Theatre Royal") is one of the most superbly written + brilliantly constructed plays I have ever had anything to do with. The second is addressed "Darling Ferb" and discusses an upcoming surgery and general musings. It is signed 'COVARR' and has pencil written 9/5/60 on rear; RW consignment; shelved case 0 W1007.
[Wendell?], N.C. Monk-Henderson Tobacco Co, . Oblong Octavo, 12 leaves; VG; 12 sleeves riveted into a book format, containing 20 8 x 8 in color photographs on Kodak paper; photos able to be slid out of housing, very mild wear to housing; covers with some rubbing; "A memento of an historic occasion with our compliments / Monk-Henderson Tobacco Co., Inc.," on interior of rear cover; SB consignment; shelved case 3.
Boston: C.C. Little and Jas. Brown and Hovey & Co., -1856. Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in three quarters green polished calf, marbled boards, paneled spines with gilt titling; some wear and rubbing; Titles with wood-engraved vignettes, lithographic portrait frontispieces of Hovey and William Sharp, 96 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son, numerous woodcut illustrations; most tissue-guards lacking, causing some offsetting; some foxing throughout; Bound by E. Lycett, with their blind-embossed stamp to the first three endpapers of volume 1, first two endpapers of volume 2; with subscriber's list in volume 1; shelved case 3.
Londini: typis Du-Gardianis, 1651. Second Edition, Revised. Folio, , 263,  pages; Bound in full brown leather with gilt ruling to boards and gilt ornamentation and titling to paneled spine. Shelf wear, rubbing, discoloration, minor cracking and scratching to boards. Large open tear and several smaller tears to title page, and some remnants of title page adhered to facing blank page. Several small open tears to edges of title page. Light damp staining throughout. With errata leaf after title, woodcut armorial shields on title page, decorative head and tailpieces and decorated initial letters. Wide margins. Page A2v bears a printer’s note concerning errata. Armorial bookplate belonging to Bernard de Noblet on front pastedown. JR Consignment.; shelved case 7 Oversized item(s). Will require additional postage for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller for additional information.
New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First Edition, Early Issue. Octavo, 366 pages; VG; spine dark green with yellow lettering and a yellow box with black lettering, bound in publishers decorated green cloth; some mild bumping and shelfwear; Two BAL early issue points present: Copyright notice dated 1884, title page 1885, and on page 161 the signature mark 11 is absent. Modern scholarship has shown that there were only 3 substantive changes, occurring on pages 9, 13, and 57, with this copy having all in the corrected second state.; Half-title with clipped signature of Twain tipped in, reading "Yrs Truly / Sammuel L. Clemens / Mark Twain"; CX 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.
Vinegia [Venice]: Francesco Marcolini, 1552. First Edition. Quarto, , 120,  leaves; VG; bound in early full calf, paneled spine with gilt titling; wear, rubbing, and bumping to binding; ink 'Milano 16 x 1914' on lower fore corner of front pastedown, name on upper fore corner of ffep; bookseller description tipped in to ffep; small green line under 'D' in 'Doni' on title page; I1, P4, EE4 are cancels; small hole to middle of S4; E4 with small tear to lower fore edge, S3 had corner folded during printing, causing the lower fore corner of the plate to be missing; S4-end have very small wormholes to the upper edge of the gutter; EE4-end with water-staining and tide-marks; Book one (of two) only, as usual, comprising four parts in one volume. Large woodcut device on general title, smaller devices on section titles and 54 woodcuts, including three repeats. L2 recto with Hebrew type; RR consignment; shelved case 3;.
Augspurg; Franckfurt an der Oder: Daniel Walders; Bey Jerem. Schreyen und J. C. Hartmanns, 1711/1712/1713. First Edition. Octavo; , 381, , , 358, , 412, VG; bound in contemporary full vellum, ink titling to spine; mild soiling to vellum; ink stain to part 2 page 66; folding tables tipped in to end of book 1, pages 67, 231, two to 309, five in total; ex-library, with removed label from spine, removed bookplate from front pastedown, small stamp to recto of first title page; extremely scarce; AG consignment; shelved case 3.
London; Paris: J. Dodsley; De L'Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1789. A unique collection of both the original French and the English translation of the famed novel, together with an awe-inspiring collection of proofs before letters by esteemed French artists. Three volumes housed in a custom three-part black and red leather box, gilt titling to spine, box solid, some wear and cracking; Paul et Virginie is bound in full burgundy morocco, triple gilt rules to boards, spine with gilt titling and tooling, all edges of text block gilt, marbled endpapers, bookplate to front endpaper; Unsigned binding, but early invoice states it was bound by Derome., Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1789. with half-title, 12mo., xxxv, 243 pages, with 4 black and white plates, foxing to plate edges; "Prix, papier vélin d'Essone, 6. liv."; Both volumes of Paul and Mary are bound in matching full green morocco with elegant gilt tooling, paneled spines similarly gilt; all edges of text blocks gilt; doublures burgundy morocco with matching design to boards, embroidered silk endpapers facing doublures, marbled endpapers following; incredibly tight binding; bookplate to marbled endpaper; Bound by Chambolle-Duru with their gilt stamp to front doublure; London: printed for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall, ; With an Autograph Letter Signed by Saint-Pierre, addressed "Au Citoyen Le Danois" (André Bazile Le Danois de La Soisière), a member of the Council of Ancients. Measuring ~9 x 6.7 inches (~23 x 17 cm.), with integral address leaf attached. Small tear to upper left corner where seal was attached, small archival repair to upper right corner, neither impacting and writing. Four Postal stamps present on integral address leaf. Actual text is 25 lines in Saint-Pierre's hand, responding to a letter by Le Danois about a meeting, countering his proposed date of the 8th with the 10th. He then goes on to discuss how he was tricked by a man that he had not seen for 20 years, as well as by a young woman. He defends himself that he in no way was compromising the interests of the Republic. The letter is dated "Paris, ce 7 ventose an 7" ( February 26th, 1799); With invoice circa 1895 from E. F. Bonaventure, with a handwritten description of the three volumes in purple ink. "Unique copy in an exquisite Binding by Chambolle extra illustrated with rare set all proofs before letters" "1. Set of proofs by [Achille] Devéria 2. Set of proofs by Corboald 3. Set of proofs ??? 4. Set of proofs Medallions in color 5. Set of proofs Medallions [in color] by Dutailly [Guyot sculp] 6. Set of proofs by Desenne 7. Set proofs by [Jean-Michel] Moreau 8. Set proofs by [Tony] Johannot 9. Set proofs by Corboald (small) 10. Set proofs by Lery[?] 11. Set proofs by [Jean-Antoine-Valentin] Foulquier 12. Autographed Letter In All 70 Plates, All proofs" 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.