Hibbing, MN: Hibbing High School, 1957-1959. First Edition. Quartos; G to VG-; Cream and black spines, no lettering; 3 Yearbooks with the Sophomore, Junior and Senior year photos of Robert Zimmerman (Bob Dylan); Books have wear at all sides and edges, some toning to the pages; First and last pages have been inscribed by classmates, but not Mr. Zimmerman. 159, 180, and 145 pages. shelved case 13.
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1660. This archive contains the last remnants of the last Meeting House of the Religious Society of Friends in Barbados. Barbados was one of the main ports for trade and travel between Britain and her American Colonies in the seventeenth century. As such, early Quaker missionaries all passed through Barbados, including Elizabeth Hooton and Joan Brocksop in 1661, Ann Robinson and Oswell Heritage in 1662, and George Fox, William Edmundson, Elizabeth Hooton in 1671. George Rofe, an important Quaker traveller, described Barbados then as ‘the nursery of the truth’ . The first Quakers to land on American soil, Mary Fisher and Ann Austen in 1656, came from England by way of Barbados, and spent some six months there before proceeding onwards. Friends wishing to reach any part of the American coast sailed most frequently for Barbados before reshipping onwards. They generally spent some weeks or months propagating their doctrines in the island as well as paying visits to Jamaica, Antigua, Nevis, and Bermuda. As she left, Mary Fisher wrote back to her friends in England: “Here is many convinced and many desire to know the way.” The growth of Quaker communities in the Caribbean Basin Plantations, especially in Barbados, was followed with keen interest by English Friends. It shows in that as early as 1657 George Fox addressed an epistle “to Friends beyond the sea that have Blacks and Indian Slaves.” In it he points out that God has made all nations of one blood and that the gospel is preached to every creature under heaven, “which is the power that giveth liberty and freedom and is glad tidings to every captivated creature under the whole heavens.” The economy of Barbados, being based on slavery and the slave trade, caused conflict with the Society of Friends, leading to outrage, including George Fox speaking out during his visit in 1671 and William Edmudson condemning slavery outright in 1675. By 1700 the Society of Friends had expanded in Barbados, having 5 meeting houses, although the exact number of members is unknown. Some impression of the size of the Society in Barbados can be gained from the fact that the Quaker fines between the years 1658 and 1695 amounted to 11,000 pounds. A mere 50 years later, however, the number of Friends had drastically diminished before vanishing entirely. [Jones, R. M., Sharpless, I., & Gummere, A. M. (1911). The Quakers in the American colonies. London: Macmillan and Co.]; 1) Letter and handwritten inventory describing provenance dated 1863 plus copy made in 1912: “From Mary A. Tyson to Martha E. Tyson Sept. 9th, ’63 Alnwick, Prince George Co., Maryland My dear Aunt: I send the accompanying papers, which I have long intended giving to thee, thinking thee would value them for their antiquity. When we lived in Washington, they were sent to dear Father by Mrs. Thornton, whose husband had been [crossed out] deceased, and who had been either Secretary or Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. The following is what we were informed, but for the truth of it I will not vouchsafe, as he was always considered a very honorable man in Washington. He was at one time a resident of the island of Barbados, where there was a Friends’s Meeting established in the early years of the Society. The Person who bequeathed the lot to them, did so with the understanding that it was to belong to the last member remaining upon the island. In the course of time, the meeting diminished until there were but two persons left - one of whom was Mr. Thornton. The other not being a very zealous attender, one day when Mr. Thornton went, he read the other member out of meeting, and took possession of the property. He came to Washington bringing the library and papers, all of which are now in the Meeting House there, as he presented them to the Friends of that city. Copy made by Lucy Tyson Fitzhughm Westminster, Md. 7-16-1912”; 2) Fell, Margaret, 1614-1702., The Citie of London reproved for its abominations, which doth concern all the inhabitants thereof that are guilty. London: printed for Robert Wilson,  Wing F626A, Smith I:599, ESTC R176988; 3) To the King and both Houses of Parliament the suffering condition of the peaceable people, called Quakers, only for tender conscience towards almighty God, humbly presented. No Printer’s Name or Place, [London], Circa 1685 Wing T1491, Smith II:681 ESTC R213682; 4) The epistle from the yearly-meeting, held in London, by adjournments, from the 11th of the sixth month, 1753, to the 16th of the same, inclusive. To the quarterly and monthly meetings of Friends ... [London, 1753] ESTC T102599; 5) The Epistle from the Yearly-Meeting, held in London, by adjournments, from the 19th of the fifth month 1755, to the 24th of the same, inclusive. To the quarterly and monthly meetings of Friends ... [London, 1755] ESTC T102601; 6) The Epistle from the Yearly-Meeting, held in London, by adjournments, from the 11th day of the fifth month 1761, to the 18th of the same, inclusive. To the quarterly and monthly meetings of Friends ... [London, 1761] ESTC T102607; 7) The Epistle from the Yearly-Meeting, held in London, by adjournments, from the 23d of the fifth month 1763, to the 31st of the same, inclusive. To the quarterly and monthly meetings of Friends ... [London, 1763] ESTC T102609; 8) The Epistle from the Yearly-Meeting, held in London, by adjournments, from the 19th day of the fifth month 1766, to the 24th of the same, inclusive. To the quarterly and monthly meetings of Friends ... [London, 1766] ESTC T102612; 9) The Epistle from the yearly-meeting, held in London, by adjournments, from the 8th of the sixth month 1767, to the 13th of the same, inclusive. To the quarterly and monthly meetings of Friends ... [London, 1767] ESTC T102613; 10) The Epistle from the yearly-meeting, Held in London, by adjournments, from the 23d of the fifth month, 1774, to the 28th of the same, inclusive. To the quarterly and monthly meetings of friends in Great-Britain, Ireland, and elsewhere. [London : s.n., 1774] ESTC:T102620; 11) The Epistle from the yearly-meeting in London, held by adjournments, from the 15th of the fifth month 1780, to the 20th of the same, inclusive. To the quarterly and monthly meetings of Friends ... [London, 1780] In this, in all probability, the London edition, the "L" of "London" in title, falls under and between the "YE" of "YEARLY-MEETING" and the word "LONDON" measures 109 mm. ESTC:T102626; 12) An Epistle from our Yearly-Meeting, held at Philadelphia, for Pennsylvania and New-Jersey, by adjournments, from the 24th day of the 9th month, to the 1st of the 10th month, inclusive, 1774; to our Friends and brethren in these and the neighbouring provinces. -Signed in and on behalf of the Yearly Meeting, byJames Pemberton, Clerk. [Philadelphia : Printed by Joseph Crukshank, 1774] Smith I:761, Evans, 13285, ESTC W31918; 13) To Friends at their Several Quarterly-Meetings. Recommendation to provide and distribute suitable books to their poorer Members [London, 1770] Smith I:730, ESTC N47114; 14) To the monthly and quarterly meetings of Friends in England, Wales, and elsewhere, from our yearly meeting held in London, the 9th 10th, and 11th days of the 4th month, 1690. [London : s.n. , 1690] Signed at end: "G.F.". Signed on p. 2: "Signed on behalf and by order of the meeting aforesaid, Benjamin Bealing." Smith I:711, ESTC R469877; 15) The Epistle to the Quarterly and Monthly Meetings of Friends in England, Wales, and elsewhere. From our Yearly Meeting held in London by adjournments from the 13th to the 17th of the 4th month, 1698. [London : s.n. , 1698] Signed on p. 2: "Signed on behalf of our said meeting, by Benjamin Bealing." Smith I:711, ESTC R469884; 16) The epistle to the Quarterly and Monthly-Meetings of Friends in England, Wales, and else-where. From our Yearly-Meeting, held in London, from the 29th of the 3d month to the 2d of the 4th month, 1699 [London : s.n. , 1699] Signed on p. 3: "Signed on behalf direction of this meeting by Benjamin Bealing." ESTC R46988; 17) The Primitive Christians bearing their testimony for God in times of persecution: [London : s.n., 1680?] Includes excerpts from "The mirror of martyrs" which is part of John Foxe’s "Actes and monuments". Smith I:40, Wing P3470, ESTC R24069; 18) Elys, Edmund, approximately 1634-approximately 1707. Reflections upon some passages in G. Keiths narrative, &c. By Edmund Elys. [London : s.n., 1696 - 1698] A reply to: Keith, George. Exact narrative of the proceedings at Turners-Hall, the 11th of the month called June, 1696. NHi suggests publication date = [1696?]; Wing suggests [1698?]. Keith’s Narrative was published in 1696. Wing E689A, Smith I:574, ESTC R176447; 19) Some advices in the Yearly Meeting epistle 1709. concerning the education of children: recommended by the Yearly Meeting 1710. for Friends to put in practice. London : printed by J. Sowle, 1710. Smith I:713, ESTC N3952; 20) An epistle of caution to Friends in general, relating to the solemn affirmation. From a meeting held in London the second of the first month 1721-22. Signed by Benjamin Bealing. [London : s.n., 1722] Smith I:729, ESTC T32825; 21) An epistle of caution and advice to parents, recommending a godly care for the educating their children in a Christian conversation. [London : printed by the assigns of J. Sowle],  Printed ’by direction of the Yearly-meeting’, and dated ’the 29th of the 9th month, 1723’. Smith I:713 , ESTC T32824; 22) Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ, vicesimo tertio. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the tenth day of November, ... 1747. ... And from thence continued ... to the sixteenth day of November, 1749, being the third session of this present Parliament. Pages , 259-278,  London : printed by Thomas Baskett; and by the assigns of Robert Baskett, 1749 [i.e. 1750] The public general Acts passed in the third session of the tenth Parliament of Great Britain, with a table. Includes an Act for Building a Quay at Lancaster ESTC N53001; 23) Rules for proceeding in relation to marriage, agreed upon by the yearly-meeting in London, 1754. [London, 1754] Smith I:714, ESTC T207473; 24) Tender advice and caution to Friends, respecting their putting out lights on those called rejoicing nights, and the not opening their shops on days appointed by human authority for publick fasts, feasts, and thanksgivings. No Printer’s Name, Place, or Date, [London, 1760] Drop-head title. Dated at end: Second-day’s morning-meeting, held in London, the 10th of the third month, 1760. In this edition "called" in title as thus; another edition has "call’d". Smith I:743, ESTC T49956; 25) The yearly-meeting having considered, that statutes at large contain abundance of repetitions, ... directed us to draw out an abstract of the several clauses in the Militia Act (by which Friends may be affected) ... The abstract, as taken from Burn’s Digest, ... is as follows, ... [London, 1762] Dated at head: Meeting for sufferings, the 2d of the seventh month, 1762. Smith I:730, ESTC T179681; 26) Nicholson, Thomas, 1715-1780. An epistle to Friends in Great Britain, to whom is the salutation of my love, in the unchangeable truth. [Newbern, N.C. : Printed by James Davis?, 1762] Signed and dated on p. 4: Thomas Nicholson. Little River in North Carolina, the 15th of the ninth month 1762. Smith II:240, Sabin 55234, Evans 9221, ESTC W35893; 27) Meeting for Sufferings, the 26th day of the 2d month, 1773. [London, 1773] Text begins: "In pursuance of a minute of the Yearly-Meeting 1772, this Meeting hath subjoined the present forms of affirmation and declaration of fidelity..." ESTC T213640; 28) From the meeting for sufferings in London, held by adjournment the 29th of the 1st month, 1780, to Friends in the several counties and places. [London, 1780] Smith I:730, ESTC T40265; 29) To whom it belongs. Let not the God of this world Blind your Eyes: Neither suffer the little Foxes to spoil the tender Vine No Printer’s Name or Place, [London?: ca. 1781] Smith 2:916 attributes this work to John Whitehead, whose name appears on one bLfr copy. Date of publication suggested by Smith. Title from caption title and opening lines of text. This is on the subject of a Loan for War purposes, and is signed, “Principle.” Smith I:72, Smith II:916, ESTC N471100; 30) A report of the state of Ackworth School, 1780. [London?, 1780] The First of the “Annual Reports,” see Smith. Smith I:791, ESTC T113441; 31) Report of the committee appointed to form a proposal for the encouragement of school-masters and mistresses; To the meeting for sufferings [London? : s.n., 1759?] Smith II:462, ESTC N470646; 32) At a Committee for Ackworth School, the 18th of the 8th month 1778. Signed on behalf of the Committee, By John Chorley, Secretary [London?, 1778] Smith I:787, ESTC T113443; 33) A Hymn, (Set to Music by Mr. Langshaw,) To be sung by the Boys educated in the Charity-School at Lancaster, On Sunday the 26th Day of September, 1773 [Lancaster, 1773] Not in Smith, Not in ESTC; 34) A Hymn, (Set to Music by Mr. Langshaw,) To be sung by the Girls educated in the Charity-School at Lancaster, On Sunday the 1st Day of May, 1774 [Lancaster, 1774] Note that ‘1st’ is crossed off in ink and ‘8th’ is written above it. Not in Smith, Not in ESTC; 35) A Hymn, (Set to Music by Mr. Langshaw,) To be sung by the Boys educated in the Charity-School at Lancaster, On Sunday the 24th Day of September, 1775 [Lancaster, 1775] Not in Smith, Not in ESTC; 36) A Hymn, To be sung by the Girls educated in the Charity-School at Lancaster, On Sunday the 25th Of May, 1777 [Lancaster, 1777] Note that ‘25th of May’ is crossed off in ink and ‘1 June’ is written beside it. Not in Smith, Not in ESTC; 37) A Hymn, To be sung by the Boys educated in the Charity-School at Lancaster, On Sunday the 27th Day Of September, 1778 [Lancaster, 1778] Not in Smith, Not in ESTC; 38) A Hymn, To be sung by the Boys educated in the Charity-School at Lancaster, On Sunday the 24th Day Of September, 1780 [Lancaster, 1780] Not in Smith, Not in ESTC; 39) A very Extraordinary Cure of the Rheumatism, performed by Dr. James Fever Powders, upon Mr. Robert Arthington, Wholesale Common Brewer, in Leeds. Published by his Order, as a General Answer to a great Number of Letters which have lately been wrote him on the Subject. Dated at the end “Leeds, July 6, 1774” Not in Smith, Not in ESTC; 40) A Particular of the Capital Freehold Messuage, or Mansion-House, and other Freehold Estates of Mrs. Fenwick. July, 1773 Not in Smith, Not in ESTC; 41) An Abstract of the By-Laws, made by the Commissioners and Trustees appointed by Virtue of an Act of Parliament passed in the Year 1750, for improving the Navigation of the Liver Loyne, otherwise Lune, and for building a Quay, or Wharf, near the Town of Lancaster in the Country Palatine of Lancaster; and that the same commence and be in force from the 10th of September 1755 [An Abstract of the By-Laws of Lancaster Port] Not in Smith, Not in ESTC; 42) A word to a protestant. By John Wesley, M.A. fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. The eighth edition. London : Printed by W. Strahan, and sold by T. Trye, near Gray’s-Inn-Gate, Holbourn; H. Butler, in Bow-Church-Yard; and at the Foundery near Upper-Moorfields, 1745. ESTC T176631; 43) Ecclesia & reformatio. Or, a dialogue between St. Patrick’s-Church and Wood-Street Meeting-House. Dublin : printed for John Afleck, 1720 [presumed] lacking title page, -16 pages ESTC T124985 [presumed]; 44) Rigge, Ambrose, 1635?-1705. A general epistle to all friends and brethren, every-where; to be read among them in the fear of God, &c. Publication from colophon, “London, printed and Sold by T. Sowle, in White-Hart Court in Gracious-Street, 1702” Smith II:495, ESTC T199809; 45) Articles of the Union Fire Company, in the Town of St. John, in Antigua. The Thirteenth Day of September, in the Year of our Lord 1756. ; Shelved case 4.
New York: Printed by James Parker, 1767. 8vo., 479pp., 148pp.; G+; contemporary leather binding, spine paneled brown leather, top three of six panels have significant amount of leather gone, showing binding underneath; back board splitting from text but still attached, missing leather continues from spine onto back bard, upper quadrant next to spine missing leather; text good with some individual foxing stains; 479 pages of hymns, followed by 148 pages including 143 pages of text, title page and verso, statement of purpose of the printing and a page containing musical scales for individuals desirous of participating in singing the hymns; Inscription by Jacob R. Hardenburgh on ffep attesting to the books purchase for the use of the Bedminster Congregation dated 1774 with later inscriptions by two other church members. Hardenburgh was the first appointed President of Queen's College (Rutgers University); EH consignment; shelved case 3.
Paris: C. Lambin, 1661. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo,  112 pages; VG; 1/4 bound with contemporary brown leather spine, green label with gilt lettering on spine, brown marbled boards; moderate wear and rubbing to boards and spine, including chipping to head and tail of spine, significant rubbing to spine, causing parts to have been worn of entirely; bookplate of Charles Hugh Stevenson on front pastedown, along with a small sticker reading '14-25-23'; title page has a piece cut out of it, to the right of the printers mark, not impacting any text; very slight staining to rear of portrait; Sig. 2 *4 A-O4, with C2 marked as B2, F2 marked as F1, K2 and L3 not marked, M3 marked M2; no writing or marginalia; fingerprint ink stains to top margin of page 112; With engraved portrait frontispiece of Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans and numerous woodcut initials and tailpieces; To our knowledge, the only copies are held by the New York Public Library, New York, John Carter Brown Library, Rhode Island, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, U. S. Library of Congress, District of Columbia, University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, British Library, London, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, plus any copies currently for sale or in private collections. This is an incredibly scarce book.; [JCB(3) III:51-52], [Grasse I:348], [Alden & Landis 661], [Sabin 4957]; "The first chapter attempts to reconcile differing views of various writers, as cited by Berquen, on the origin of gemstones and precious metals, with following chapters taking up the principal gemstones, and some minor ones, as diamond, sapphire, topaz, ruby, spinel, emerald, amethyst, aquamarine, hyacinth, opal, chrysolite, iris, vermeille, garnets, carnelian, turquoise, quartz varieties, pearl, coral and amber, and lastly, a chapter on gold and silver" (Sinkankas, p. 97f.) SS consignment; shelved case 3.
Paris: Henry Creuzevault, 1953. Limited Edition, #15/140. Folio (10" x 15"), 52 leaves in 26 signatures in original paper folded cover (covered in a glassine protective wrapper); Fine; Bound in cloth sleeve covered in paper with a box enclosure. Number 15 of 140 copies, on Rives paper. Printed by Janine Daragnès on May 11, 1953. With 21 original etchings by Buffet, including 7 full page and 3 double-page, plus one on cover; plus a separate suite of 23 drawings, including 3 double-page drawings. Limited edition reissue of 1939 work, with illustrations by Bernard Buffet (1928-1999), signed by Giono and Buffet, with a foreword by Pierre Bergé.; shelved case 11.
Philadelphia: Mathew Carey [Printed by], 1790 & 1789. Mixed Edition, Third and Second. 2 Octavos; G+; Ex Library; Bound in brown leather, which has worn away, with gilt lettering to the spine; Boards are bent at the corners, some fraying beginning; Soiling to front and rear as well as along the spine; Bindings somewhat shaken with cracking along the gutters; Both books are ex library with library stickers on the paste downs; 2 Bookplates of the previous owners on front paste downs of both volumes; Notations to the last page of volume 2; Scratching and toning to the edges of the text block; Foxing thoughout; HSDC consignment, shelved in Case 9 3/4.
San Francisco: Ransohoffs by the Grabhorn Press, 1941. Limited Edition, 1/250. Folio, , 57,  pages; VG; bound in quarter linen with blue cloth boards, leather spine label stamped in gilt; "Inscribed by Winston Churchill January 1942" written on the ffep in Churchill's own hand.; Limited to 250 copies, printed in blue and black on hand-made paper; A notoriously fragile volume, this copy has only minimal scuffing to the spine label, no cracking to the endpapers, and a small and unobtrusive bookplate to the front pastedown. Foxing to boards is present, as well as mild fraying and wear to corners and edges; with a removable, clear mylar cover; Loose within a protective sleeve are three pages of newspaper clippings pasted onto paper, from one article on Churchill's December 27, 1941 speech to Congress.; Consignment; shelved case 5.
London: R. Griffiths, . Second Authorized Edition. 12mo., , 273,  pages; Fine; bound in period mottled calf, gilt tooling to spine with burgundy label with gilt lettering; unrestored, with mild rubbing and wear to hinges and edges of boards; marbled endpapers; text block stained red, partially faded; the second free leaf has a faded pencil drawing of a sex scene; interior clean, with no writing, underlining, or other markings; The original book was published in two installments, on November 21, 1748 and February of 1749. In November 1749, a year after the first installment was published, both Cleland and his publisher Fenton and Ralph Griffiths were arrested and charged with "corrupting the King's subjects." While Cleland disowned the novel in court, the book was popular enough that pirated editions began to appear. Griffiths published an expurgated version of the book in March of 1750, but was prosecuted once again for it, although the charges were subsequently dropped. It is considered "the first original English prose pornography, and the first pornography to use the form of the novel". It is one of the most prosecuted and banned books in history, not being published legally until 1963 in the United States and 1970 in England.; BB consignment; shelved case 3.
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.
Basilaea: Froben, 1549. 4to., 518pp.; 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.
London: Henry Colburn, 1827. Extra-Illustrated Edition. Octavos, 9 volumes; VG; bound in half blue calf with blue cloth boards, paneled spines with gilt lettering and titling; top edge of text blocks gilt; marbled endpapers; unsigned binding; all volumes have very mild wear, primarily to corners, mild cracking to some hinges; volume 3 has a small hole in the head of the spine; extra illustrated with 650 portraits and 70 views; inlaid pages; with separate title page for the nine volumes in addition to the inlaid title pages; mild scattered foxing; scarce; Shelved above Middle East.
London: Messrs. Boydell and Company, 1777. First edition;. 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 case 2. due to size of the item, please contact us for shipping costs.
New York: Printed and sold by George F. Hopkins, 1802. Second Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in full contemporary calf, black spine labels wih gilt lettering; boards with moderate rubbing, including some wear to hinges, scraping to leather; newspaper clipping tipped onto verso of title page, staining to first page of preface; Ownership on front pastedowns of A. S. Burleson. Ownership on both title pages of Hugh Nelson. some sparse marginalia to text, including writing the authors of certain essays under the title, writing covers most of the front endpapers; DG consignment; shelved in Case 1.
Persia: Unknown, 1789. First Edition. Please contact the seller regarding any questions you may have regarding this item. Quarto; G+/No jacket hardcover; Leather bound with plain brown spine and designs on front and rear board; Text in beautiful Persian calligraphy with 14 full page color illustrations and 2 fully illuminated and bordered title pages; 182 leaves. Boards show some wear to the edges and some light scuffing; Corners bumped and lightly frayed. Binding tight; Pages have some tearing to the outer edges. Age toned and spotted throughout. SHELVED: Case 3.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 325 pages; VG/none; in publisher's black cloth, yellow titling; mild rubbing; minor tape remnants to free endpapers; gutter slightly visible on half-title; lacking scarce dust jacket; no bookplates or previous ownership markings; Inscribed on dedication page by J. Edgar Hoover, Clyde Tolson, and Courtney Riley Cooper. "To Anita Sheaffer With best wishes and appreciation 2/3/38 J. Edgar Hoover", "Sincerely - Clyde A. Tolson 2/4/38", "Me too! Courtney Riley Cooper"; GM consignment; shelved case 5.
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.
[London]: Printed by Richard Bishop [and Robert Young], and are to be sold by Andrew Crooke, in St. Paules, Church-yard, 1640/1641. Second Folio Printing. Folios, 2 volumes; VG; rebacked with new calf spines, burgundy labels with gilt lettering, previous boards preserved; marbled endpapers; both volumes have previous owners name and information on sfep; For volume 1, the subsidiary plays each have separate dated title pages. That to "Poëtaster" has imprint "London, printed by Robert Young. M.DC.XL.". "Epigrammes" begins new pagination and register; otherwise pagination and register are continuous. Most of the parts have special title page with imprint: London, Printed by R. Bishop, 1640. "Poëtaster" has title page with imprint: "London, Printed by Robert Young, M.DC.XL.".; The title page is engraved and signed "Guliel[mus] Hole fecit".; Signatures: A-Kkk6 Lll4; 2A-2T6.; For volume 2, it consists of two volumes, 2 and 3, the former intended as a continuation of the first volume published in 1615. Vol. 2 was edited by the author, vol. 3 by Sir Kenelm Digby. The three plays comprising volume 2 ("Bartholmew [sic] Fayre", "The Diuell is an asse", and "The staple of nevves") each have separate title page with imprint "... printed by I[ohn]. B[eale]. for Robert Allot ... 1631"; "; Signatures: A6 B-M4 Aa-Cc4 2D-H4 2I6 N-Y4 Vol. 3 B-Q4, R2, S-X4, Y2, Z4, Aa-Oo4, Pp2, Qq4, 2A-K4, 2L2, 2M-R4, 3A-P4, 3Q2, 3R-V4. Closed tear to L4; CK consignment; shelved case 0.
c. mid 19th century. Oblong Folio, 21" x 12"; VG; bound in full red leather with gilt and black embossed tooling; gilt turn-ins and text block, silk endpapers; contains 16 pages of original watercolors of various insects, butterflies, moths, and plants. The first page is detached from the binding; 15 of the 16 pages are signed “Fanny [S or G] Maitland” There are two pages with dates noted, “Ap 26” and “May 3”, but no year recorded. Both of the dated sheets have pencil notations for insect dimensions and the location “Sarzana” [presumably Italy].; LS consignment; shelved above mythology.
Philadelphia: D. Rice and A. N. Hart, 1855. Third Octavo Edition. Octavos, three volumes; VG; bound in full red morocco, elegant gilt; no binder's mark; paneled spines with gilt titling in two panels,,gilt to remainder; all edges of text block gilt; all hinges strong, rear gutter of volume one open, entire binding separated front text block of volume 2, front gutter of volume 3 open; very mild rubbing and wear, primarily to corners; with all 120 beautifully colored lithographic plates, three tinted frontispieces finished by hand, 117 hand-colored plates; interiors clean; slight occasional foxing or wear to plates; some plates trimmed at lower edge, as is usual for the tall plates; CO 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.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 634pp.; G+; spine green cloth with gilt lettering; original publisher's cloth, original orange endpapers, with the publisher's circular device blindstamped on the front and rear boards; spine partially faded to tan, with gilt lettering also partially faded, some small brown discoloration to spine edge; endpapers have some discoloration; moderate foxing throughout; six pages of publisher's ads; binding slightly loose; top edge of front hinge of front board has a repaired tear; BAL 13664; HC consignment; Shelved Case 2.
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 mostly loose, still attached through two pieces of string to the binding; 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.
London: Printed by S. Simmons, 1674. Second Edition. 12mo., 333pp.; VG; spine paneled brown leather with gilt lettering and tooling; gilt panel at board edges; some bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; some wear to spine edges, spine edge between head and front board separated, front board slightly loose; frontispiece; small bookworm damage near spine at top edge of pages, 141-161, small amount of intermediate bookworm damage between pages 161 and the end some of which is in the text, some between pages 35 and 95 as an inch long scar that interferes with text; small amounts of other bookworm damage, mostly isolated to the top margin; interior clean of markings; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Printed by Miles Fletcher, for Richard Bently, 1688. Fourth Edition, Variant Imprint, First Folio Edition, First Illustrated Edition. Folio, [i], 343, ; VG-; newly rebound in full speckled calf, paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling; with frontispiece, plates 1-11, lacking plate 12; facsimile of plate 12 bound in; frontispiece has some rubbing and wear; plate 1 has been trimmed along the upper and fore edges, does not impact illustration, but does impact the plate mark; chip missing on plate 6, does not impact illustration; archival repair to rear of plates 4, 9, 11; two names in ink on title page; title page missing small chip on lower fore corner; some pages have mild smudging or staining; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: S. Simmonsl John Starkey, 1678, 1671. Early and firsts. Octavo; VG; fine binding, dark blue leather spine with gilt lettering; raised bands; gilt highlights and block borders; ex library, book plate, Thomas Clifford Allbutt [1836-1925], an English physician and inventor of the clinical thermometer; endpapers, feathered; head-edge, gilt; board edges and inside borders, gilt fluting; professionally rebound; PARADISE LOST, third edition, 1678, 331 pp.; without portrait; --PARADISE REGAIN'D, 1671, 111 pp.; without licensing leaf; ---SAMSON AGONISTES, 1671, 101 pp.; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, varied foxing; uneven printing; uneven original trim; edges, toning; pp.; split start, gutter; else very good; JG Consignment; Shelved in Case 0.
London: Printed by J.M. for John Starkey, 1671. First Edition, Second Issue. Octavo, , 111, , 101  pages; VG; bound in polished diced brown calf, paneled spine with gilt ruled label and gilt lettering; blind roll to board edges; mild shelfwear; M1 has a small closed tear on the lower edge; complete collation with A², B-O⁸, P⁴, including rare N3 cancel leaf in Samson Agonistes, with fore edge wide and folded, license opposite title page (both with blank versos), Omissa followed by Errata and blank verso at rear; Second issue: With "loth" for "loah" on F2 Complete with license leaf and errata; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Printed by Ruth Raworth for Humphrey Moseley, 1645. First Edition. Octavo, 120 pages; VG; bound in full burgundy diced morocco, rebacked with closely matching spine with gilt lettering, new endpapers; bookplate of the Warrington Museum on front pastedown; small hole to page 43, 107, covers exactly one letter each; water damage to the entire interior, probably occurred before the most recent rebinding. The lower half along the gutter is largely free of water damage, but the rest faintly stained; top edge pages cut close, with the margin sometimes being removed in its entirety, and the page number cut in half.; title page shows more wear than other pages; Underlining or marginalia on pages 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30, 37, 44, 48, 49, 50, 51, 57, Issue with "S." before "Pauls" in imprint, but no priority has been established. The printing has a deep debossed lettering. Lacking frontispiece and Latin poems. While it has the separate titlepage for Comus (a.k.a. A Mask), it is lacking the one for the Latin Poemata. This 1645 collection of Milton's poetry was the only poetry of his to see print until Paradise Lost appeared in 1667. JG consignment; shelved case 0.
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.
London: S. Simmons, 1674. Second Edition. 12mo, , 333 pages; VG; bound in full maroon straight-grained morocco, spine with elaborate gilt tooling, gilt lettering; gilt text block; two different gilt rolls along borders; gilt roll on board edges, turn-ins; marbled endpapers; top edge pages cut close, with the margin sometimes being removed in its entirety, and part of the title and page number cut in half; second free endpaper has two small slivers of paper glued on, containing previous auction/bookseller descriptions of this volume; Small bookplate on front pastedown, with the seal of the Merrill family. Ffep has the Lalique Bookplate Emilie: a 4.5 inches in length paper decorated with leaves and the large name Emilie in the design as well as the R. Lalique signature in the plain border area. The Lalique Bookplate was designed especially for the American heiress Emilie Grigsby. A 1912 auction sale of her library in New York City stated that every book in the auction contained the bookplate specially designed for her by Rene Lalique. frontispiece portrait engraved by Dolle. The first issue in which the Poem is divided into twelve books (in former issue it was in ten books only). Also for the first time appears Andrew Marvell's Commendatory Poem "On Paradise Lost" JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Londini [London]; Oxonii [Oxford]: Impensis Brabazoni Aylmeri sub Signo Trium Columbarum, 1674/1672. First Edition. Octavo, VG-; bound in early paneled brown calf, front hinge repaired; spine paneled with no lettering; single gilt roll to board edges; first two endpapers and front pastedown have pencil writing; Epistolarum Familiarium: 3-155  +  pages bookseller's advertisements, collation: A2-8, B-I8, K1-7, lacking A1 and K8; F7 has a torn chip to lower fore corner; Epistlae Duare: 3-171 [172 blank] [173-182], Turkish and Arabic Index; collation: B2-8, C-H8, I-P4, Q8; lacking A1-4, B1, text supplied in contemporary manuscript hand on two blank leaves bound directly before B2; B2-C8 have some staining to lower and fore edge, text still legible; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
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.
London: printed [by William Stansby] for Walter Burre [and are to be sold at his shop in Paules Church-yard at the signe of the Crane], 1614. First Edition. Folio; G+; bound in early diced brown calf, newly rebacked with new spine and corners, paneled with gilt lettering; housed in a custom brown buckram covered clamshell; With the Poem and the engraved title page. Both have been trimmed and inlaid, possibly having been married to this copy from another.; With 5 folding maps, Lacking 3 maps: the Arabian Desert (pages 414/415), Troy (452/453), and Troy (454/455). Maps trimmed incredibly close, with map of the Middle East impacted just slightly.; Lacking blank leaf 3K4 and terminal blank 7C6; 4G3r has the woodcut initial hand-colored, with the color bleeding over to the facing page; with the Errata leaf at the end; Printer’s name and bookseller’s address from colophon.; "The first part of the historie of the vvorld .. The third booke" (caption title) begins new pagination on 4A1r.; LD consignment; shelved case 4.
London / Edinburgh: 1794-1833. Octavos, 28 volumes; VG; uniformly bound in full burgundy calf with gilt tooling by J. Clarke, each volume with two black labels with gilt lettering to spine; All volumes have some rubbing and wear to bindings, including wear to front hinges, parts of labels missing; top edges of text blocks gilt; This set contains the following volumes: Some Account of the Life and Publications of the Late Joseph Ritson, Esq. - Robert Triphook, London, 1824 [bound with] Northern Garlands (comprising 4 parts: The Bishopric Garland or Durham Minstrell, The Yorkshire Garland, The Northumberland Garland or Newcastle Nightingale, and The North-Country Chorister - R. Triphook, London, 1809/1810 [bound with] Gammer Gurton's Garland, R. Triphook, London, 1810; Ancient Songs, From the Time of King Henry the Third, to the Revolution - J. Johnson, London, 1790 (First Edition); The Life of King Arthur - Payne and Foss, London, 1825 (First Edition); Robin Hood - T. Egerton, London, 1795, Two Volumes (First Edition); Scotish Song - J. Johnson, London, 1714 [Really 1794], Two Volumes (First Edition); Annals of the Caledonians, Picts, and Scots - W. and D. Laing, Edinburgh, 1828, Two Volumes [Volume 1, rear board detached, tail panel missing] (First Edition); The Caledonian Muse: A Chronological Selection of Scotish Poetry from the Earliest Times - Robert Triphook, London, 1821; Poems, Written Anno MCCCLII. By Laurence Minot, J. H. Burn, London, 1825 (Second Edition); Memoirs of the Celts of Gauls - Payne and Foss, London, 1827 (First Edition); A Select Collection of English Songs, With Their Original Airs - F. C. and J. Rivington, London, 1813, Three Volumes (Second Edition); Ancient Songs and Ballads - Payne and Foss, London, 1829, Two Volumes (Second Edition); Ancient Engleish Metrical Romanceës - G. and W. Nicol, London, 1802, Three Volumes (First Edition); The English Anthology - T. and J. Egerton, London, 1793/1794, Three Volumes (First Edition); Fairy Tales, Now First Collected: To Which are Prefixed Two Dissertations: 1. On Pygmies. 2. On Fairies. - Payne and Foss, London, 1831 (First Edition); Pieces of Ancient Popular Poetry: From Ancient Manuscripts and Old Printed Copies - T. and J. Egerton, London, 1791 (First Edition); Bibliographia Poetica: A Catalogue of Engleish Poets - G. and W. Nicol, London, 1802 (First Edition); The Letters of Joseph Ritson - William Pickering, London, 1833, Two Volumes (First Edition); OF consignment.
Washington D.C. 1941. Collection containing the following: ITEM 1: A typewritten original statement (8” x I2”) on watermarked paper, dated December 7, I94I. Its three paragraphs cover FDR’s meeting with his Cabinet and legislative leaders upon early news of the Pearl Harbor attack, a summary of damage on American defenses elsewhere, and the mention of an address to a Joint Session of Congress planned for December 8 (at which time President Roosevelt delivered his “Date Which Will Live In Infamy” speech, formally asking for a declaration of war against Japan.) This is the first draft of the announcement made from the White House at 11pm EST after Roosevelt met with his cabinet about the attack on Pearl Harbor. A prior five line announcement was issued by the White House at 2:25pm EST to select members of the press. Item 1 was typed by Myrtle Bergheim, on Grace Tully’s blue-ribboned machine, while Miss Tully took phone calls and additional dictation from the president. Earlier on December 7 the first draft of his Declaration of War address to the Congress was written with the same typewriter by Grace Tully. Item 1 is unique. That is established by a bold, clear pencil notation from Miss Tully: “Original – File” with her distinctive capital “F”. On it also is “U. R.” [“Urgent Release” or “Under Roosevelt”]. The formation of those letters matches the handwriting of Myrtle Bergheim, shown in other Roosevelt Library holdings. In pencil there are also a paragraph indicator, and “noon” above the crossed-out word “news”. Those additions are by Grace Tully. Item 1 is the basis for revision to four paragraphs that two successive carbon copies record [Items 2 & 3]. Item 1 was created at 11:00 PM or closely thereafter – deducible from words within it and another note on Item 2. Even though simple in appearance, Item 1 has a crucial place in the time line of World War II, because after its disclosure regarding FDR's intended Joint Congressional Address, there could be no turning away from the largest armed undertaking in history. ITEM 2: A single-spaced carbon copy headed “FOR THE PRESS IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, I941”. Its four paragraphs are a word-for-word duplication of Item 1's three paragraphs describing details of the December 7th attack. There are two penciled notations at the top of Item 2: “11:20 P.m.” (sic), underlined, with a penciled “U R”. That time designation is likely by the hand of Grace Tully, coordinating the releases, then passing them on to Stephen Early. ITEM 3: This is a double-spaced carbon copy headed “FOR THE PRESS IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 7, I941”, containing verbatim the sentences in Item 3. ITEM 4: A one page "Air Raid Instructions" ITEM 5: A two page "How to be an Executive in Wartime Washington" ITEM 6: The file copy of a memo on White House stationary, dated February 7, 1941, addressed "To Heads of all Departments and Agencies", requesting that all newspapermen with credentials by The Secret Service shall be admitted to all departments. If the credentials are presented, it is not necessary for them to need to obtain other credentials in the performance of their duties. The page has two paperclip marks. ITEM 7: A copy of The War Message, by Franklin D. Roosevelt, published by Ritten House in 1942, in Philadelphia. in VG/G condition, dust jacket mostly tore along spine, moderate chipping. ITEM 8: An original negative of President Harry S. Truman, 2 1/4" ITEM 9: A one page personal letter to Myrtle Bergheim, dated March 24, 1950, discussing, among other things, the rumors surrounding political appointments, crackpot mail being sent to the White House, and a woman who wanted the President's pajamas. The letter was sent by Charles Griffith Ross, the White House Press Secretary between 1945 and 1950 for President Harry S. Truman. ITEM 10: two copies of a speech, dated November 4, 1940. Each copy is two pages. One copy has a small pencil change. Both copies are 'NOT FOR RELEASE" and were for publication. ITEM 11: One page draft of Item 10, containing the first half of the speech given in item 10. ITEM 12: A two page list of "People to Appear on Platform at War Memorial", with one name penciled out. ITEM 13: A small portrait of Myrtle Bergheim. ITEM 14: a copy of LIFE magazine, October 29, 1945. Page 13 contains a caricature of Charles Ross, Myrtle Bergheim, and her secretary. Myrtle Bergheim (Secretary to Stephen Early), Grace Tully (Secretary to The President), and Stephen Early (Secretary To The Press) Bergheim was the personal secretary to Stephen Early and his successor Charles Ross. She took daily stenographic dictation from FDR, and in later years from President Truman. Traveling on official business, election campaigns, and vacations Grace Tully was the personal secretary to Franklin Roosevelt from 1941-1945. Stephen Early met Franklin Roosevelt as a reporter for the Associated Press at the Democratic Party’s 1912 convention, after which FDR asked him to be the advance man in his 1920 vice-presidential campaign. He served as White House Press Secretary under Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1945 and then again under President Harry S. Truman in 1950 after the sudden death of Charles Griffith Ross. Early was the longest serving press secretary.
Paris: Avec privilege du Roy, 1672. First Edition. 8vo., -35-, -71--23 p., 1 pl; VG; bound in brown leather, paneled spine with faded gilt lettering and tooling; gilt roll on board edges; moderate wear to leather; writing on front pastedown, dated 1726; drawing on ffep; some writing on verso on ffep; wax stains on front pastedown, ffep; Parts 1 and 2 have special t.p. with varying subtitles: Premiere partie, dans laquelle est traitte de l'or, de l'argent, & du vif-argent ... ; Seconde partie, dans laquelle est traitte des pierres precieuses et des perles ...; authors name written in pencil on top of each title page; two names written in ink on first title page; interior free of underlining or markings to text; mild foxing and age-toning; a book about gems and metals coming out of India; extremely scarce; NA consignment; shelved case 3.
Geneve [Geneva]: 1784. First Edition. Octavo, , 175,  pages; VG; bound in 3/4 brown calf, brown cloth boards, paneled spine with two labels with gilt titling, other panels with gilt stamps; top edge of text block gilt; mild rubbing and wear to binding; marbled endpapers; with half-title; text in French; scarce; MW consignment; shelved case 10.
London: [Thomas Cotes, for Robert Allot, John Smethwick, William Aspley, Richard Hawkins, and Richard Meighen], 1632. Second Edition. Folio, eight leaves; VG; bound in three-quarter brown calf, plain spine; Eight original leaves, H1-I2, pages 85-100, from the Second Folio, containing the full text of Shakespeare’s shortest play.; wide margins; dampstaining and tidemarks throughout; TH consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Printed for H. Herringman, and are to be sold by Joseph Knight and Francis Saunders, 1685. Fourth Folio. Folio; Fine; bound in imitation period style, with old leather used for the boards, new spine, and endpapers using old-style paper; bookplates preserved onto front pastedown; pages measure 360mm x 234mm.; The First leaf with with the portrait and verses have been restored in the margins with modern blank paper, not affecting the text and engraving. There are marginal repairs to the title page, where the top lines of the title page margin have been restored in facsimile. Two leaves, signatures 313-314, have been supplied from another copy. The portrait, title page, and first few leaves have slightly more wear than the remainder. There are minor stains, minor closed tears, slight wear, and extremely minor worming to the lower margin, almost exclusively to last few signatures.; Variant imprint, without the usual "for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, R. Chiswell, and R. Bently", but rather "Printed for H. Herringman, and are to be sold by Joseph Knight and Francis Saunders". First State, with borders on all pages; With the bookplates of both Sir John Leveson-Gower of Trentham (1675-1709) and Thomas Fowler (1760-1815). Detailed information about the provenance available upon request.
[London]: The Modern Press, 1886. First Edition. Thin Octavo, 164 pages; VG; housed in a burgundy wrapper and half morocco slip-case with gilt lettering to spine; in original green paper wraps, very slight wear to corners, inch long chip to tail of spine, small chip to head of spine; First separate issue, the smaller trimmed variant with the blank leaf bound at rear; Inscribed by Shaw: "This is the first reprint from the plates made from the pages of the magazine ToDay. The bookstalls would not stock it because it was not the right size for their counters. It did not sell well until it got into the hands of the pirates, who kept it going for years. It may still be going for all I know as I never succeeded in recapturing the plates. G. Bernard Shaw"; This inscription was written by Shaw for the former owner who was Frederick S. Bigelow, former editor for the Saturday Evening Post. He was in London in 1914 on a literary commission, and when visiting Shaw asked for the history of the little book. A typed note detailing his visit is included, and describes in brief his visit, including the view from Shaw's room overlooking the Thames and Shaw's interest in hearing his "account of seeing James J. Corbett, Ex-Champion, in the title role" of Cashel Byron's Profession.; RD consignment; shelved case 2.
Berlin: Bey Haude und Spener, . Second Edition. 12mo., , 182,  pages; VG; bound in plain blue/gray paper wraps; housed in a custom ox-blood morocco card-deck style slipcase with lid; bookplate of Mark Dineley to front pastedown; Second edition, with the author's initials corrected on the title page and the date 1784 added to the bases of three plates.; finely engraved allegorical frontispiece; beautiful hand-tinted folding map of the North American colonies by Daniel Friedrich Sotzmann based on earlier work by William Faden the Younger; 12 engraved plates by artist Daniel Chodowiecki, engraved by Daniel Berger, depicting events from the Revolutionary War bound in throughout; engraved plate by Berger depicting five Revolutionary War figures; a double-plate by Berger depicting both the Libertas Americana medal and the Continental Currency dollar; and three vividly hand-tinted plates depicting the American flag and pennant, Gen. Washington with a guard, and a sharpshooter and infantryman.; text in German; RF consignment; shelved case 3.
1968-1974, 1980. Three large bound volumes containing a variety of 1960's counterculture newspapers. Thee are a total of 113 Issues. Volume 1 contains Issues of the Berkeley Barbs, starting at Vol. 6, No. 7, Issue 131, February 16-22, 1968 and running through Vol. 8, No. 7, Issue 183, February 14-21, 1969. It contains Issues 131-146, 149, 150, 152-159, 161, 162, 164-170, 172-176, 178-183, with 174 misnumbered as 173 and 178 done twice, being a total of 48 Issues. Volume 2 contains Issues of the Berkeley Barbs, starting at Vol. 8, No. 8, Issue 184, February 21-27 1969 and running through Vol. 10, No. 1, Issue 230, January 9-15, 1970. It contains Issues 184-204, Berkeley Tribe #2, 205-214, 216-221, 223, 225, 227-230, being a total of 43 issues of the Berkeley Barbs plus 1 issue of the Berkeley Tribe. This volume includes the special Barb on Strike issue, after which the staff launched their own rival newspaper, the Berkeley Tribe. Volume 3 contains a variety of issues from various magazines and newspapers, including: Rolling Stone, issue 120, October 1972, Berkeley Barb Vol. 15 No. 8 Issue 367, August 25-31 1972, National Enquirer Vol. 46 No. 20. January 16 1972, Rolling Stone Issue 82, May 13 1971, Rolling Stone Issue 80, April 15, 1971, Rolling Stone Issue 76, February 18 1974, Los Angeles Free Press, Issue 333, December 4 1970, The Organ, Vol. 1 Issue 2, September 1984, Tribe, Vol. 3 No. 11, Issue 63, September 18-25 1970, Earthtimes No. 2, May 1970, Earthtimes No. 1, April 1970, Rolling Stone No. 53, March 7, 1970, Los Angeles Free Press, Vol. 5 No. 46, Issue 226, November 15-21, 1968, Los Angeles Free Press Vol. 5 No. 29, Issue 209, July 19-25, 1968, Los Angeles Free Press, Vol. 5 No. 19, Issue 199, May 10-16 1968, Los Angeles Free Press Vol. 5 No. 16 Issue 196, April 19, 1968, San Fransisco Express Cities, Vol. 1 No. 12, April 11 1968, The Bay Guardian, Vol. 2 No. 9, April 5 1968, Los Angeles Free Press, Vol. 5 No. 9, May 1-7 1968, The Bay Guardian, Vol. 2 No. 8, February 28, 1968, Los Angeles Free Press Vol. 5 No. 7, Issue 187, February 16-22, 1968, The Bay Guardian, Vol. 2 No. 6, February 7, 1968 being a total of 22 Issues.
[Rouen]: [n.p.], 1707. First Edition, First Issue. Quarto, , 204,  pages; VG; Bound in contemporary calf, spine gilt with raised bands, gilding faded and a bit rubbed, inner hinge front cover cracked but binding solid. Large folding table, "Formulaire qui peut servir pour tout un pays", at page 192.; Extremely Rare First Edition, First Issue, with B4 in an uncancelled state, on p. 16, a setier is given as weighing 170, rather than 240 pounds, "...le septier pesant net cent soixante & dix livres..."; In Le Projet d’une dixme royale (“Project for a Royal Tithe”), one of the 18th century’s most important writings on political reform, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707) suggested replacing existing taxes, which were unfair and offered limited yield, with a 10% income tax on all land and trade from which no one should be exempt. He substantiated his arguments with a mass of statistical documentation practically unprecedented and, in doing so, pioneered the use of statistics in economics. The idea, which occurred to Vauban as he made observations on his constant travels throughout the kingdom, was intended to help France overcome an economic crisis and keep its rank as a great power. As the situation worsened, in 1706 Vauban had his book secretly printed in François Maurry’s Rouen press and gave his entourage the first copies, bound in Paris at the widow Fétil’s. The French government, too deeply committed to the system of tax farming (i.e., selling the right to collect taxes to groups of financiers for a fixed sum), was reluctant and even unable to revoke the exemptions of the privileged classes. Their dependence on them, and lacking interest in fundamental reforms, led to the government suppressing the publication of his book. On February 14, 1707 the Privy Council ordered the destruction of all the copies, which had been published without permission. The ailing Vauban did not survive the affair, dying on March 30th. Subsequent searches of his home failed to turn up any other copies.; According to Boislisle, the first edition was printed in Rouen in 1706 at the initiative of the Abbé de Beaumont (who is actually credited with the authorship of the work by Boisguilbert). Vauban had the sheets bound by the widow of a certain Fétil, and took great pains that the book did not have any public circulation. It was prohibited on 14 February 1707, but apparently the police were only able to seize two copies. To the police, the binder declared she had had 264 copies in total, 12 bound in morocco, the rest in calf. The two copies seized at the Abbé de Beaumont's were described as in 'veau fauve' and marbled parchment. See Arthur Michel de Boislisle, La Proscription du projet de Dime Royale et la mort de Vauban (Mémoire lu à l'Académie des sciences morales et politiques), Paris, 1875.; A notable rarity, of 'an erudite economic work much in advance of its time, and distinguished both by accuracy of method and breadth of view' (Palgrave), 'creditable alike to the heart and the head of its illustrious author' (McCulloch). 'Though the book was published anonymously, and only a few copies issued (for circulation among friends), Vauban had to submit to the mortification of seeing it 'pilloried' by the parliament, while he himself incurred the displeasure of the king (Louis XIV).' (Palgrave).; The copy of the author himself contained four pages of manuscript in which statements were to be found which could not be printed and in which Vauban, among other things, clearly distinguishes between nobles which have earned their title and position by their actions, whether by their ancestors and by themselves and are an honour to the State, and those who have purchased their titles and are of no use at all to the State. [Les Collections Aristophil].; The Projet d'une Dixme Royale is an outstanding work in the field of public finance. Its two most notable features are its understanding of the central role of fiscal policy in economic reform - the result of an exceptionally comprehensive grasp of the economic process - and its use of detailed numerical data to substantiate conclusions. Schumpeter called the work 'unsurpassed, before or after, in the neatness and cogency of the argument . Purposeful marshalling of all the available data was the essence of his analysis. Nobody ever understood better the true relation between facts and argument. It is this that makes him an economic classis in the eulogistic sense of the work, and a forerunner of modern tendencies' (Schumpeter, History of Economic analysis, p. 204).; BH consignment; shelved case 3.