1955. A typed carbon typescript of an early version of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, written between December of 1954 and 1955 in the lead-up to pre–Broadway tryout in Philadelphia. It incorporates the edits made by Williams in a collection of revisions dated "9 December 1954" (Currently housed at the Rare Book and Manuscript Collection, Butler Library, Columbia University): Big Daddy’s appearance in Act III, Brick’s admittance "I might be impotent, Maggie", and the inclusion of Big Daddy’s "elephant joke" (which was later replaced by the famous "mendacity" speech. Very good and extremely rare - only 7 typescripts of this version are known to exist, most in wraps from the Liebling-Wood agency. Quarto, 120 pages. In leatherette wrap bound with brads, and final title "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof" in silver lettering. Label in upper left for Hart Stenographic Bureau. Chipping to bottom right edge/corner of front cover and head/tail of spine, a closed tear near "Hart" label, and a two-inch closed tear along hinge at bottom of the front corner. Some minor age-toning to edges and titlepage. Also includes the playbill for the second week of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof's initial Broadway run at the Morosco Theatre. The play premiered March 24th, 1955, and the first playbill was of the week of March 21. The bill included is from the "Week beginning Monday, March 28, 1955" (stated on page 21 of the playbill). Octavo, 36 pages. Very good condition. There is some minor wear to the spine, mild age-toning, an 1.4-inch closed tear near the tail of the spine.; CX Consignment; shelved case 0.
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London: Printed by S. Simmons, and are to be sold by T. Helder, at the Angel in Little Brittain, 1669. First Edition. Octavo; VG; bound in full morocco, spine paneled with gilt lettering; gilt text block; some wear and rubbing to binding; ffep through page A3 loose; A4, a4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Tt4, Vv2; small hole in middle of leaf Cc3, impacts text; a few leaves slightly stained. Bookplate of Thomas Jefferson McKee. McKee, 1840-1899, was a well-known book collector and lawyer from New York whose collection was auctioned off in 1900. In the auction, this copy was item number 3091. Autograph of Evert A. Duyckinck, 1839 on top blank margin of title. Evert Augustus Duyckinck, 1816-1878, was an American publisher and biographer. Among his work, he assisted Edgar Allan Poe in printing his Tales collection in 1845 and selected which stories to include. Duyckinck was also known to have lent Melville copies of his books, including a copy of the Decameron and a copy of Paradise Lost. Has the stamp of 'Lenox Library-Duplicate' on verso of title. The Lenox Library was a library incorporated and endowed in 1870, became a part of the founding collection of the New York Public Library in 1895, and opened to the public in this capacity in 1911. Of its collection in 1894, 15,000 of the 83,331 were from the collection of Evert Augustus Duyckinck. Simmons printed 1,200 first edition copies in 1667, and issued them over three years with varying title pages. The title pages have different years, with them reading 1667, 1668, or 1669. There is no known relationship between when a given copy of the text itself was printed, and the attached title page, making establishing priority difficult. This issue includes "Milton's synopsis of each book ("the Arguments" of Books 1–10), his defense of "the Verse," and a list of errata, adding sixteen pages of preliminary matter to the book. Simmons's note to the reader states that he had procured this explanation from Milton because readers of the poem had "stumbled" on first encountering it, asking "why the Poem Rimes not." Milton's strident defense of blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter) is printed in large type that fills two pages. His chosen meter, although no longer fashionable by 1667, was the dominant mode of Shakespeare's plays and is the closest to the natural rhythms of English speech. Samuel Johnson later commented sarcastically that, "finding blank verse easier than rhyme, [Milton] was desirous of persuading himself that it is better."" [Morgan Library] JG consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: Brentano's, 1924. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 126 pages; VG-/none; bound in publisher's black cloth, faded titling to spine, dull gilt titling to front cover; George Gershwin's copy with his ownership signature on pencil on the front endpaper; Herschel Brickell's review newspaper clipping to ffep, offsetting to front pastedown and endpaper; CX consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 157 pages; VG/VG; spine red with yellow titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.50', mild wear to extremities; Signed by nearly the entire original cast and Richard Rogers, being 64 total signatures. The signatures are on the first 8 pages, extending from the front pastedown through the title page, plus the half-title and one rear endpaper. Richard Rogers Signature is alone on the title page.; There are very few hints as to the recipient of this book, but multiple inscriptions begin "To Ray," one inscription reads "Wishing you a happy future "Professor" Ray", one inscription reads "Here's to future shows together," and one names the recipients as "Ray + Julia Humphries." While we can only postulate, there was a Julia Humphries and a Ray Harrison in the original cast, neither of whom signed this book.; With an Autograph Letter Signed from Agnes de Mille, the director and choreographer, on her letterhead, reading "The performance I saw this afternoon was 100% better than the one I saw last, particularity in all the ___ scene which were thoughtful, restrained, pointed and true. I was very impressed and grateful. A. de Mille". There is no recipient. There is small smudging to the lower left edge, and a horizontal and vertical fold.; With a Typed Letter Signed by Helen Hayes, on her letterhead, dated May 14, 1948, reading "Dear Allegro Cast: On my own behalf and that of Sydenham Hospital, I want to thank you most sincerely for your aid and generosity in connection with the dinner on April 28 given in honor of Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein, II. With Every good wish, I am Cordially Yours, Helen Hayes." With three horizontal and one vertical folds.; CX consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: Random House, 1935. Limited Edition, #54/250. Quarto, 559 pages; VG; bound in publisher's full red morocco, mild wear, primarily to hinges, lacking original leather labels; spine slightly darkened; housed in scarce straw-covered slipcase, mild wear and rubbing, some loss to straw at extremities; signed limited edition, number 54 of 250 copies, signed by George and Ira Gershwin, librettist DuBose Heyward and director Rouben Mamoulian; CX consignment; shelved case 0.
Chicago, Il: Chicago Daily Tribune, 1948. Folio; VG; the November 3rd, 1948, edition of the Chicago Daily Tribune; with loose photograph of Truman holding a copy of the newspaper; newspaper protected in a mylar sleeve; photograph protected in separate mylar sleeve; photo and newspaper housed together; mild shelf wear and soiling to newspaper; minimal age toning; minimal wear to photograph; newspaper not examined outside of mylar sleeve; CX consignment; shelved above Case 3.
Buenos Aires: Editorial Sudamericana, 1945. Octavo, 281 pages; G; bound in publisher's green wraps, black titling; moderate wear and rubbing, including some damage to the rear of the upper fore corner, cracking to spine; mild water-marks to top edge of text block; Housed in a VG green cloth clamshell and matching chemise; owners name on the half-title page; Inscribed on the ffep by Hemingway in Havana, 1952; CX consignment; shelved case 3.
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.
Santiago de Cuba: Editorial Oriente, 1999. First Edition. Octavo, 376 pages; Poor; bound in original wraps with significant wear, pages 51-376 detached but present; middle of title page torn out; Inscribed by Fidel Castro on the interior of front cover, dated May 1999; Presumed inscribed to Juan Almeida Bosque, the author and one of the original commanders of the insurgent forces in the Cuban Revolution, with the inscription translated to "To you Juan I send my eternal gratitude for your grand and beautiful history in this book"; CX consignment; shelved case 3.
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.
Londini [London]: Impensis Brabazoni Aylmeri sub Signo Trium Columbarum, 1674. Octavo, 155,  pages; VG; bound in modern period style morocco, paneled spine with black label and gilt titling; with both blank first and last leaves. Some cracking to front hinge, slight cracking to spine, minor rubbing to extremities; A7 with 3 ink words. JR Consignment; shelved case 7.
New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1950. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 499 pages; VG/G+; spine illustrated with white titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.50', mild chipping and wear to all extremities, some tape reinforcement along interior of jacket rear hinge and lower edge; small price-stamp to rear endpaper; Signed flat by Kerouac as 'John Kerouac', unusually signed as such.; CX consignment; shelved case 3.
London: printed by T[homas]. N[ewcomb]. for H. Herringman, at the Anchor in the lower walk of the New Exchange, 1677. Quarto, , 45,  pages.; VG-; Bound in later 3/4 calf, cloth covered boards, rebacked with spine preserved. Mild shelfwear. Frank J Hogan bookplate to front pastedown. Lacking Dryden's preface, being pages i-xx. Mild toning and soiling to pages. JR Consignment. Case 7.
New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Oblong quarto, unpaginated; G; bound in publisher's original illustrated boards, white spine with black titling; mild wear and rubbing; Inscribed by Carle on verso of ffep; clear tape to front gutter, gutter of copyright page, following gutter, gutter of [10-11], gutter opening at [22-23]; First edition, first printing, with the complete number line 1-5 on the copyright page and A3450 on the rear board; KT consignment; shelved case 2.
London: Robert Barker; assignes of Clement Cotton; W. S[tansby]. for the Company of Stationers, 1634; 1632. Octavo, , 904, , , 90,  pages; VG; Bound in contemporary gilt diced calf, later rebacking; Early name to engraved title page; Bible is ‘apron’ text; Last two leaves with some archival repair, last leaf with loss to text; Some intermittent close trimming to top edge of text block, minor loss to text; Mild but consistent soiling. Title page of Psalmes missing upper fore corner, no loss to text. Paginations and registers restart with new title pages.; The Holy Bible, London : printed by Robert Barker, printer to the Kings most excellent Majestie, and by the assignes of Iohn Bill, 1634. [Bound with] A Concordance to the Bible, London : Printed by the assignes of Clement Cotton, 1632. [Bound with] The Whole Booke of Psalmes, London : printed by W. S[tansby]. for the Company of Stationers, 1634., upper fore corner of title page missing, no loss to text; JP consignment; shelved case 4.
London: J.S. Jordan; James Ridgway; H. D. Symonds, 1791; 1792. Mixed Editions. Octavo, , , viii-x, , 8-171, , xv, , 178, , 36, , 78,  pages; VG; Bound in 19th century three quarter calf, marbled paper boards, cracking to front hinge, mild wear and rubbing; text block untrimmed; Four parts bound together, with paginations and registers restarting with new title pages.; with a small slip of contemporary paper noting the parts bound in and noting that they are 'to be sewed in one volume'; Rights of Man, London: printed for J.S. Jordan, No. 166. fleet-street, 1791. In this 'third edition' Paine is described on the titlepage as "Author of the works intitled "Common Sense" and "A letter to the Abbe Raynal"";. With half-title. [Bound with] Rights of Man Part the Second, London : Printed for J.S. Jordan, No. 166, Fleet-Street, 1792. Fourth Edition. With half-title.; [Bound with] Paine, Thomas. Two Letters to Lord Onslow, London : Printed for James Ridgway, York-Street, St. James’s Square, 1792. Sixth Edition.; [Bound with] Paine, Thomas. Letter Addressed to the Addressers on the Late Proclamation, London : printed for H. D. Symonds, in Paternoster-Row, and Thomas Clio Rickman, No. 7, upper Mary-Le-Bone-Street, 1792.; JP consignment; shelved case 3.
In Venetia [Venice]: appresso Bartolomeo de gli Alberti, 1604. Third Italian Language Edition. Folios, 2 volumes, , 672,  673-1527 , ; VG; housed in two matching custom gray buckram clamshells, white labels with gilt titling; both volumes bound in full contemporary vellum, banded spine with contemporary ink titling; remnants of ties to fore edges; small red bookplate to front pastedown, Arthur Hugh Smith-Barry (1st Baron Barrymore) bookplate to front pastedown; text blocks with inconsistent foxing and toning, primarily due to paper used; With full-page woodcut portrait of Mattioli within an elaborate border on k8 verso [recto blank]; with over 900 large woodcuts of plants, herbs, animals, fish and insects, many by Giorgio Liberale and Wolfgang Meyerpeck; Volume 1: top panel of spine missing; some wear and rubbing, slight splitting to lower rear hinge, some discoloration along extremities, water-stain along fore edge a third of the way down from the top, extends inwards, primarily to margin; Volume 2: lower two panels of spine repaired with a new piece of vellum, page 673 with vertical closed tear along bottom half of gutter, water-stain along fore edge a third of the way up from the bottom, extends inwards, primarily to margin, present only in first third and rear third of volume; Ex-Library, The New England Unit, Inc. of the Herb Society of America, Inc., bookplate to verso of ffep of volume 1, verso of sfep of volume 2, sticker to tail of clamshells; 6M2 and 6M7 bound in opposite places; text in Italian; JB consignment; shelved case 4.
Wittemberg [Wittenberg]: Gedruckt zu Wittemberg durch Georgen Ramen Erben, 1561. Octavo, 110 unnumbered leaves; VG; in later paper wraps; Collation: A-O8, P6; P3-P6 detached and loose within; binding separated at K; parts of paper spine missing; red ink name stamp to front cover, small bookseller ticket to front cover; G4v with small ink arithmetic, small trimming loss to top edge of N5v; woodcut on verso of title page of three men reckoning at a table, woodcut on last leaf of a man weighing metal in scales; calligraphic 'Tabula Pythagore' on verso of second to last leaf, which is a 10x10 grid of the numbers 1 to 10 multiplied; extremely scarce in any edition; SP 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.
Paris: chez l'autheur et Thomas Moette, 1673. First Edition. Quarto, , 94, 6 pages; VG; bound in contemporary full calf, paneled spine with gilt, gilt titling; mild shelfwear and rubbing; with 25 folding engraved plates, of which 10 are folding plates preceding title page, 15 bound in the rear; woodcut vignette on title page, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces; remnant of small label to front pastedown; small red ink name stamp to ffep; Phil. de la Hire De cycloide lemma., in rear, has has 13 figures from one or two plates trimmed and tipped in; with five pages of handwritten French proofs in rear, preceded by an elegantly drawn proof.; extremely scarce; SP consignment; shelved case 3.
Nürnberg: Simon Halbmaier, 1626. First Edition. Quarto, , 88, , 32 pages; VG-; bound in modern patterned paper covered boards; some mild wear and aging to pages; title page with two small holes to woodcut border, small red stain above one hole; two pinprick worming holes to gutter of first five leaves; both titles within architectural woodcut borders; part one with 100 woodcut diagrams in the text; lacking two folding woodcut plates in the second part; small red name stamp to ffep; text in German; SP consignment; shelved case 3.
Padova: per Paolo Frambotto, 1649. Third Edition. Octavo, , 80 pages; VG; bound in contemporary paper, ink titling to spine; some wear and rubbing to binding; Terza edizione; with folding plate, wide margins; tide-mark to lower half of gutter, extending along lower edge, primarily to first few leaves; red ink name to the ffep; front pastedown, *4v, page 36, 38-39 with writing, title page, page 17, 30 with ink ownership; closed tear to lower margin of page 38 from writing; page 50 with 4 numbers hand-corrected.; leaf A5 with archival repair to top edge; SP consignment; shelved case 3.
London: G. Schulze, 1821. First Edition. Folio, unpaginated, in half brown leather with ribbon-embossed cloth covered boards. Gilt ornamentation to paneled spine and corners. Green leather label reading “Etchings” on spine. Marbled endpapers. Condition: Good+. Shelf wear, fraying, and chipping to boards and spine. Bottom panel of spine absent. Cracking to hinges and joints, but binding is stable. Pages age-toned and foxed, with water damage to upper corner and lower right edge throughout. Pencil annotations numbering pages and giving numerical identifies of some prints.; shelved case 4.
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1833. First U.S. Edition. Octavos, , 6-197; G; Volume 2 of the first American edition of this legendary novel; bound in early 3/4 calf, marble paper-covered boards, spine with black label, gilt titling; moderate wear to boards, including general rubbing, wear to corners, chip missing to third panel from bottom along rear hinge; moderate water-damage to volume, starting at the lower edge and extending upwards, covering approximately the entire lower half of the text block; small ink to ffep, ink drop to ffep, name in ink to title page, faint Circulating Library stamp to page 5, page 20 with 'Cursed Creator' penciled over, handwritten ink Circulating Library markings to page 65, ink name to page 81, top ink of page 99/100 cut and missing with title present and page numbers missing,; lacking half-title; shelved case 3.
Boston: Robert Brothers, 1869. First Edition, Early Printing; First Edition, Third State. Octavo, 2 volumes; G; bound in publisher's uniform terracotta cloth, brown-coated endpapers; moderate wear and rubbing, including peeling to heads and tails of spines, large peeling along lower rear hinge of volume 2, some bumping to corners, some gatherings loosening; matching bookplates to front pastedowns, dated 1894, marking these as volumes 1 and 2 of a personal library; name in ink to sfep; interior free of most age-marks; each volume with frontispiece with tissue-guard and 3 plates, as issued. All eight plates have been colored in an early hand; tear to lower fore corner of page 211 of volume 1, with small loss to text Part One: vi, 7-341, , advertisements pages 3, 2, 11, 12, 15-20. Early Printing, with notice for "Little Women, Part Two" on page 341 and no 'Part One' statement to spine. BAL states "there were at least three printings dated 1869 before the notice was added to p. 341; and, four 1869 printings have been noted without the Part One statement on the spine" Part Two: iv, 359, , advertisements pages 15, 12, 11, 3, 2, 18, 19, 20, First Edition, Third State, with page iv having note "Little Women, Part First, is published in a volume uniform with this," 5 entries on page , and "Handy Volume Series / I. / Happy Thoughts...." on page ; Also sold with 'Old-Fashioned Girl' and 'Little Men', Boston: Robert Brothers, 1870/1871, both in Fair condition, with hand-colored plates and marked volumes 3/4 of the personal library.; AS consignment; shelved case 2.
London: Printed for M. Cooper at the Globe in Pater-noster-row, 1743. Quarto, vi, , ix-x, i-xxxvii, , 40-235, ; VG: bound in early full calf, modern rebacking with new paneled spine, morocco label with gilt titling; some wear to boards; with small burn mark to fore edge of Dd1-end; Signature X3 is a cancel, with 4 lines of asterisks; interior clean; scarce; shelved case 0.
London: printed by M[iles]. F[lesher]. for John Marriot, and are to be sold at his shop in St Dunstans Church-yard in Fleet-street, 1635. Second Edition. Octavo, , 388,  pages; VG; bound in early full calf, double blind-ruled borders, modern rebacking with spine largely preserved, major wear and cracking to preserved spine, some rubbing to boards; wanting the scarce portrait frontispiece; early small ink ownership names to endpapers, recto and verso of title page; small chip missing from lower fore corner of page 245, upper edge of page 249; slight tide-marks to lower gutter at beginning of volume,t o endpapers; shelved case 0.
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.
Chicago: Ihnfinity Inc/Saturn Research, 1972. First Edition. Staplebound quarto; G+; 134 pages; Single sided pages with cardstock front cover; SIGNED by Sun Ra on half-title page (To RONALD from Sun Ra); Some wear, bumping to the corners; Toning to the front cover and exterior of the text block; Slight bending at the corners at the cover; Interior clean. shelved case 0.
Darmbstadii: Ex officina typographica Balthasaris Aulaeandri, 1621. Quarto, , 158, [2 blank], 64, 7 pages; VG; bound in full contemporary vellum, plain paneled spine, single piece of tape to tail of spine, chipping to tail of spine; minor worming to lower gutter from the ffep through I1 (page 66), pinprick worming from H3-T3; one letter in ink to front pastedown; blind-stamp to title page, N2; extremely scarce; shelved case 3.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1956. Limited Edition. Thick octavo, xi, , 594 pages; bound in publisher's blue cloth, black label to spine with gilt titling; wrapped in publisher's original glassine jacket, housed in publisher's VG- slipcase; top edge gilt. Slipcase inscribed by Harry Truman on the title label, as usual; Inscription on the half-title: "To Honorable Felix Frankfurter from Harry Truman. 5/5/56."; Volume 2 only; JB consignment; shelved case 5.
Basileæ: In Officina Heruagiana [Johann Herwagen]; [Johannes Froben], 1538/1518. Octavo, a-x8, y7, A8, B4; VG; bound in 17th century calf, plain paneled spine; some rubbing and wear to binding, minor worming to binding; mild soiling to interior; Lacking y8-z8; The wanting leaves of the 1538 edition substituted after 350 with new pagination of 106-126 with the Galeomyomachia in Greek only from the 1518 Froben edition of Aesopi Phrygis vita et fabellæ, cum latina interpretatione. Early substitution, (i.e. 17th century or earlier) as the textblock is integral and the binding unrestored; Printer's device on title page and on verso of last leaf.; Wide margins; Second title page trimmed at top; small holes in upper and lower gutters of the entire first part from previous binding; Text in Greek and Latin on facing pages for the Aesop, Greek only for the Galeomyomachia Provenance to the recto and verso of the ffep, Fitzwilliam family provenance in several early hands, the largest stating playfully: "William Fitzwilliam not his Book, but John Fitzwilliam his booke"; Scattered marginalia and underlining, including extensive minute annotations in an early faded 16th century hand around the rear printer's mark, other minor annotations throughout, notably in English on Midas on page 315.; Scarce; PD consignment; shelved case 3.
London: printed for William Rumbald in the Old Change, 1680. First Edition. Octavo, , 224 pages; VG; bound in 3/4 polished calf, marbled boards and endpapers; paneled spine with gilt rules on ridges, blind-stamping to panels, on black morocco label with gilt titling; text block red; mild wear and rubbing to extremities; small bookplate to front pastedown; note on page 224 stating 'Read [?] 1742'; Signatures: A-P⁸.; rare; shelved case 3.
Venetiis [Venice]: Luca Antoniu de Lucam Antonium de Giunta Florentinum, 1502. Octavo, 163 leaves; VG-; disbound, with both boards missing; Title page with 'Johan. Angeli pasted above title, 'Venetiis. 1502' and a horizontal line neatly handwritten below.; With a substantial number of woodcut illustrations depicting horoscopes, figures of the constellations, and planets.; Collation:, a-e8, f-r4, s-y8, z12, A-D8, last two leaves blank and lacking, (D9/D10); i3 labeled p4, m3 labeled k2; Leaves z3/z4 with minor repair; some tables have handwritten notes above them; Text in Latin; Shelved case 3.
London: printed by M[iles]. F[lesher]. for Iohn Marriot, and are to be sold at his shop in St Dunstans Church-yard in Fleet-street, 1633. First Edition. Quarto, , 406 pages; VG-; bound in 3/4 calf, marbled boards, gilt titling to spine; mild wear and rubbing to binding; title page and pages 351/352 in facsimile; wanting the terminal blank; preliminary black loose, with ink drawing of the title page; This volume with the two inserted leaves with "The Printer to the Understanders" and 'Hexastichon Bibliopolae', as well as leaf Nn1 in the earlier uncorrected state with 35 lines of text on page 273 and omission of the usual running headline, although it has been drawn in in early ink; occasional scattered marginalia and underlining present; KA consignment; shelved case 0.
Valladolid: Pedro de Espinosa y Antonio de Zamora, 1551. First Edition. Quarto, 186 leaves; VG; bound in full brown calf, spine with two black labels, gilt titling and stamping; rebacked with spine preserved; mild rubbing and wear to binding; marbled text block; title page with slight repair, last two leaves with very mild repair; Text in two columns, Gothic typography with 48 lines; Title page with large detailed wood engraved frontispiece in black and red hand-colored, many of the capitular engravings colored as well; scarce; shelved case 3.
Auburn: Derby and Miller, 1853. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 336 pages; G; bound in 3/4 red leather, pebbled dark green cloth boards, paneled spine with gilt and no titling; hinges cracked, some rubbing to binding; reinforcement to both front and rear gutters; gift inscription to second free endpaper; page 336 with significant damage, appears to have at one point been glued to something; Significantly foxed, as usual, with finger smudges and wear to pages, some fraying to scattered fore edges; With all seven wood engravings, including frontispiece portrait; true first printing of this scarce title, with no mention of "Thousand" at top of title page; lacking four-page catalogue; LB consignment; shelved case 1.
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.
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.
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.
[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.
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.
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]: 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.
Witebergae [Wittenberg]: 1531. First Edition. Small quarto (7.125 x 5.5 inches; 182 x 140 mm.).  leaves. Signatures: A-E4 F6 G² h4 I-N4 O² P-2V4(-2V4, blank). Bound without blank leaf 2V4; 2A2 signed "A2." Printer and date of publication from colophon on 2V3 recto. Apologia Confessionis has separate title-page (G1 recto), with "Emenda" beneath the title. Decorative and historiated woodcut initials. Later quarter calf with black paper-covered boards; all edges trimmed and stained blackish-blue; plain endpapers, double-flyleaves at front, single at the rear. Front board detached but for single string at bottom; calf mostly gone; edges worn; corners softened; scuffing to boards; loose electrical tape affixed to bottom of rear board, curling over spine. Front free endpaper and first flyleaf completely detached. Repairs to inner hinges; label pulled up from front pastedown. Split between gatherings V and Z, starting between leaves 2T3 and 2T4, 2V2 and 2V3. Minor thumbsoiling scattered throughout text; some toning; occasional foxing. Text very good in just good binding. Housed in custom black cloth clamshell with red spine label stamped in gilt. [Augsburg Confession]. Confessio fidei exhibita invictiss. Imp. Carolo V. Caesari Aug. in Comiciis Augustae, Anno M. D. XXX. Addita est Apologia Confessionis [by Philipp Melancthon]. Beide, Deudsch und Latinisch. Wittenberg: [Impressum per Georgium Rhau, 1531]. First edition of the Augsburg Confession, containing the Latin texts of the Confessio and Melanchton's Apologia. Although the title-page states that it contains both the Latin and German texts, this first edition contains Latin text only (the German translation by Justus Jonas was added slightly later). Catalog entry tipped to front pastedown from "J. J. Lentnersche Hofbuchhandlung (E. Stahl), München," "Lager-Katalog Nr. 8." Annotations throughout the text in at least two, possibly as many as four different hands, including a couple of manicules. Several early ink ownership inscriptions on the title-page, the earliest that of "Theodorus Backhusius Possessor," who was pastor at Oldenberg (d. 1625); followed by "Vogt 1735," "JFG Olbers 1766" and "H. Meere." Recto of front free endpaper bears ink manuscript notes that seem to be from nineteenth-century New Testament commentator H. A. W. Meyer [Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer (1800-1873)], dated 1868; verso with additional notes, signed by his son "Professor Dr. [Gustav] Meyer," dated "7 Januar 1883." Bookseller's ticket of Schaeffer & Koradi, Philadelphia. Neuser, Bibliographie, 8. See VD16 C 4734 and C 4735. Sold together with a copy of Neuser's Bibliographie der Confessio Augustana und Apologie, 1530-1580. Nieuwkoop: De Graaf Publishers, 1987.; BK consignment; shelved case 3.
London: John Stockdale, 1787. First English Edition. Octavo; VG-; 382 pages; full brown leather binding paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering; Professionally rebound; Lacking map; Fold-out table of Native American tribes intact; pages toned; a few spots of liquid at upper edge, text unaffected; JG Consignment; Shelved Case 1.
Londini [London]: Typis Du-Gardianis, 1651. Second Edition, Revised. Quarto, 263 pages; VG; bound in contemporary brown calf, plain paneled spine, mild soiling and wear; bind double-rule to boards, remnants of a gilt roll to board edges; no pastedown was ever applied to interior; A2, B-Z4, Aa-Ll4,  full blank leaves at end, complete; with errata leaf before title, woodcut armorial shields on title page, decorative head and tailpieces and decorated initial letters; no writing or marks of previous ownership; wide margins, approximately 2.25 cm on top edge, 4.5cm. on fore edge, 5cm on lower edge, with some minor variance.; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
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.
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.