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.
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[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.
Washington, D.C. The Associates in Negro Folk Education, 1937. First Editions. Octavos, Two Volumes. In Fair condition. In publisher's orange wraps. Both volumes inscribed by Brown, possibly to his wife, Daisy. The Negro in American Fiction. Octavo, , 209 pages. Wraps reinforced with thick brown tape along all four edges of front wrap, spine, fore edge of rear wrap, front wrap only held on by the tape, some soiling, general wear, and creasing to wraps, small blue ink spot to gutter of page 15, extending slammer through to 5, inscribed on the title page 'For Daisy / Who saw it / growing / Sterling / June 15, 1938'; Pencil on page 1 reads 'Mrs Dolly Moore Cleveland / youngest son for Sterling H. Brown', some pencil marginalia starting on page 17. Negro Poetry and Drama. Octavo, , 142 pages. Front wrap detached but present, some soiling and wear to wraps, inscribed on the title page 'For Daisy / First fruits of the / Fellowship / Sterling", small pencil marginalia correction to page 11. JR Consignment. Shelved in Case 1.
London: Benj. Motte, 1726. First Edition, Mixed State. Octavos, Two Volumes. In Very Good condition, with Very Good slipcase. Bound in 20th-century full paneled imitation period calf with gilt tooling, morocco labels, and gilt titling to paneled spine. Housed in a custom quarter red morocco slipcase. Red cloth boards with matching chemise, spine paneled with gilt titling and tooling. Rear board of Volume 1 and front board of Volume 2 with matching wear showing some minor damage where the volumes stuck together. Small worming isolated to the surface layer of boards. Rear board of Volume 2 with similar wear. 'B.2' in ink to front pastedowns. Bookplate of Frederick S. Peck to front pastedowns. Volume 1: A-K8, L2, [pi]3, B-L8, M2, 2 maps; Volume 2: A3, A-K8, L5, M8-Aa8, 3 maps, 2 plates. Volume 1 is Teerink's State AA, also known as the second issue or second printing, with misspellings, including Part I, p. 35, line 5 has 'Subsidues'; Volume 2 is Teerink's State B, also known as the third issue or third printing, with continuous pagination; Portrait in state 2a, with vertical chainlines. Shelved case 3.
London: Thomas and George Underwood, 1828. Octavo, xv, 716 pages. Half bound in contemporary brown leather with boards covered in marbled paper. Considerable wear to spine edges and corners. Text block shows very minor foxing. Bookplate of a previous owner to front pastedown. MF Consignment. Shelved in Case 12.
London: R. Knaplock, 1720. 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: Christopher Barker and John Bill, 1660. Broadside (bound), 1 page. In Near Fine condition. Silked on verso and stitched into 19th-century marbled paper boards, with leather label on front cover. Boards measure 5.5 in. x 9 in. Broadside (unfolded) measures 10.5 in. x 17 in. Boards age-toned and lightly rubbed. Broadside lightly age-toned. RW Consignment. Shelved in Case 7.
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.
Boston: John Russell, 1800. First Edition. 12mo., 100 pages. In Good condition. Later black cloth binding, with gilt lettering to spine. Boards show light chipping to head and tail of spine. Text-block has light age-toning to untrimmed edges, the title-page and succeeding page are loose from the binding (but intact). Library stamp of the Long Island Historical Society appears on the title-page (as does a bookplate on the front pastedown). Ex-library copy. RW consignment. Shelved in Case 7.
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. In Very Good condition. Twelve sleeves riveted into a book format, containing 20 8 in. x 8 in. color photographs on Kodak paper. Photos are able to slide out of housing. Very mild wear and to housing. Text reading "A memento of an historic occasion with our compliments / Monk-Henderson Tobacco Co., Inc." on interior of rear cover. The images are described in the table of contents as follows: 1. The Earth as Seen from Apollo 11 on its way to the Moon 2. Spaceship "Columbia" as seen from "Eagle" 3. "Eagle" on the Moon with the Earth in the Background 4. Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon, in "Eagle" 5. A Cautious Descent 6. The First Footprint on the Moon 7. Magnificent Desolation 8. A Landing Pad Shimmers in the Sunlight 9. 40 Pounds of Moon Rock Were Collected for Study 10. The Lower Stage of the Lunar Excursion Module "Eagle" 11. The Work Begins 12. On the Sea of Tranquility, Buzz Aldrin Salutes his Flag 13. Buzz Aldrin Plants the Solar Wind Collector 14. During an Exposure of 1 Hour and 17 Minutes the Solar Wind Collector Captured 10 Trillion Atoms, Blown at Supersonic Speeds from the Sun 15. They Found the Crust was Solid under the Lunar Dust 16. Neil Armstrong Gives us a Good View of "Eagle" 17. Buzz Aldrin Removing one of Many Scientific Instruments Used in Gathering Information for the World 18. Buzz Aldrin Setting up a Seismograph 19. A Flag and Footprints Where None Had Been Before 20. The Plaque Left by the First Men on the Moon: "We Came in Peace for all Mankind." Extremely scarce, with OCLC showing only one institutional copy. SB Consignment. Shelved in 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 and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Oblong quarto, unpaginated. In Good condition, lacking dust jacket. Bound in publisher's original illustrated boards with white spine with black titling. Mild wear and rubbing to binding. Inscribed by Carle on verso of front free endpaper. Clear tape to front gutter, gutter of copyright page, following gutter, gutter of [10-11], and gutter opening at [22-23]. First edition, first printing, with the complete number line 1-5 on the copyright page and A3450 on the rear board. Shelved in Case 2.
Auburn: Derby and Miller, 1853. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 336 pages. In Good condition. Bound in three-quarter red leather and pebbled dark green cloth boards, with gilt-paneled spine with no titling. Boards show light rubbing to binding with light plus cracking to hinges, and reinforcement to both front and rear gutters. Text block shows light to moderate foxing and occasional light finger wear and smudges to interior, occasional light fraying to fore-edges, damage to p. 336 (appears to have been previously pasted to something), and gift inscription to second free end paper. True first printing, with no mention of “Thousand” at top of title page. Contains all seven wood engravings, including frontispiece portrait, but lacking four-page catalogue. LB Consignment. Shelved in Case 1.
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.
[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, Three Volumes bound in two books. In Very Good condition. Rebacked with new calf spines and burgundy labels with gilt lettering, with previous boards preserved. Both volumes have previous owners name and information on second free end page. Marbled endpapers. In the first book, which contains only Volume 1, the subsidiary plays each have separate dated title pages. "Epigrammes" begins a new pagination and register; otherwise pagination and register are continuous. Most of the parts have special title pages 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. The second book contains Volumes 2 and 3. Volume 2 was edited by Jonson himself, but Volume 3 was edited by 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 in Case 0. [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].
Londini [London]: Typis Du-Gardianis, 1651. Second Edition, Revised. Quarto, 263 pages. In Very Good condition. 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 in Case 0.
London: Printed by J.M. for John Starkey, 1671. First Edition, Second Issue. Octavo, , 111, , 101  pages. In Very Good condition. Bound in polished diced brown calf with gilt ruled label and gilt lettering to a paneled spine. Boards show mild shelf wear and blind roll to board edges. 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 in Case 0.