New York: Grove Press, 1984. First Edition, First Printing. thin softcover 8vo., 93 pp., VG-; spine black with blue and yellow lettering: mild overall wear to covers, slight material loss to head and tail (lettering unaffected), mild bumping to edges and corners; interior clean; SIGNED by Alvarez to title page, dated September 1984; covers protected by plastic sleeve; shelved Case 0.
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First American Edition. Octavo, 553 pages; VG-; bound in full green cloth, spine has faded gilt lettering and colored tooling, front cover has colored tooling; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, has minor bumping on the fore edge corners, has minor discoloration on the spine; pages have faded purple coloring along the top edge, have minor age toning, have top corners of the first two pages cut; signed on the title page by Amado; shelved under front counter.
Romae [Rome]: Typis Sac. Congregationis de Propag. Fide, 1771. Thin Octavo, 37 pages; VG; bound in a quarter gray cloth, marbled boards; ex-library, with library name on front board near tail of spine, small glue-stain to rear pastedown, library stamps to title page, page 29; text in Latin; scarce; shelved case 3.
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1936. First Edition. Octavo, 270 pages; VG/VG; spine is beige with green lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut "$4.00", has minor shelf wear along the top and bottom edges, with chipping at the top and bottom of the spine, has minor discoloration on the spine, has a small patch of tearing from a removed sticker; binding has minimal shelf wear, pages clear; signed by the author on the ffep; shelved US History-Washington.
London: The Bodley Head, 1962. First Edition. Octavo, 222 pages; VG/VG; spine is white with red lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '16s', has minimal shelf wear along the top and bottom edges, has minimal discoloration; binding has minimal shelf wear; pages clear; shelved case 6.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 512 pages, VG/VG; white and blue pictorial DJ, red lettering: very mild wear to covers, "U.S. $27.50 / Can. $37.00" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; quarter-bound, navy blue faux-leather paper spine, lighter blue matte paper boards, bright silver lettering to spine: minimal wear to boards, light age-toning/wear to text-block, interior clean, with several black-and-white photographic plates; INSCRIBED by Ambrose to first blank page; shelved Window or WWII.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989. First. Octavo hardcovers with dust jackets in two volumes, 752pp, 736pp in VG/VG condition. Author signed both volumes on cover page. Dust jackets clean and un-creased, not price clipped, now protected in brodarts, minimal wear with only a few small rub marks. Remainder stamp on vol. 1. Textblock rubbed at corner from slight sagging. Boards clean with no signs of bumping. Volume one has red paper covered boards with quarter cloth on spine. Volume two the same, except blue paper. Text clean. Spine red white and blue. Shelve case 5.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981. First Edition, First Printing. Folio picture book, unpaginated, VG/no DJ; gloss paper boards, white spine, black and red lettering: mild overall wear to boards, mild bumping to corners, sticker residue over original price to back board ("£4.50 net in UK"); interior clean and fully illustrated by Ambrus, a long-time artist for Oxford University Press; he has also participated in Channel 4's archaeology television series "Time Team" to help visualize how excavated sites may have looked in the past; Ambrus served as a patron of the Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors until its merger with the Institute for Archaeologists in 2011; shelved Case 14.
New York: Random House, 1939. First Edition. Octavo, 707 pages; VG; fully bound in blue cloth, spine has faded gilt lettering; binding has minimal shelf wear, with minor discoloration on the spine; pages have minor age toning; contains a full map of the city with key land marks and routes; shelved case 13.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1970 . First USA Edition. 8vo., 253 pp., VG-/VG-; DJ, pink spine and front cover with green lettering; rubbing/closed tears to edges of DJ, particularly head of spine, mild wear to covers; price uncut "$5.95" to top right-hand corner of front flap, Harcourt logo to bottom of front flap, DJ protected by mylar; quarter-bound, spine white cloth with black and green lettering, green paper boards; very mild foxing towards head of spine, bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine; mild rubbing to edges, dent to middle of top-edge of front board; boards somewhat shaken, no shelf lean, binding sturdy, slight cocking to boards; staining/foxing to text-block; "First American edition 1970" stated to copyright page; INSCRIBED by Amis to title page; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
London: Henry Colburn, 1818. First Edition. 12mo., 239pp.; VG; spine brown leather, red label and gilt lettering; 1/2 bound in brown calf, marbled boards; corners worn, most leather worn off; 1/4 of label on spine chipped off, vertical quarter close to the front board; some wear to hinges; bookplate on front pastedown; no edition specified on title page, presumed first; slight age-toning to pages; sparse foxing; shelved case 10.
London: J. Johnson, W. J. and J. Richardson, T. Payne, and others, 1806. Fourth Edition. Quarto, 122 pages, 38 maps; VG; bound in contemporary 3/4 calf, paneled spine with gilt titling, gilt and blind stamping; newly rebacked with spine preserved; marbled boards, text block, endpapers; 3 bookplates to front pastedown; plate 1 not present as issued, 38 plates present, one folding; plates 2, 7, 11, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, with some color borders or roads; MW consignment; shelved case 9.
Paris: La Villette, 1793. Two volumes; octavo. The first volume is 336 pages; the second volume is 451 pages. Both volumes are bound in contemporary full calf binding with gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine and gilt ornamentation on the edges of the boards. The endpapers are marbled. A folding plate map of the east coast of the United States appears at the beginning of the first volume. The second volume includes three plates: a depiction of an Indian warrior, a folding plate depicting a British fortification, and a folding plate image and diagram of a fort at the end of the second volume. Also included with this lot are the title page of a Christie, Manson, and Wood catalogue for a 1926 auction of fine books, and a clipping, presumably from this catalogue, which lists these volumes as among the lots for that auction. In addition, the lot includes a typewritten letter, dated October 9, 1935, which discusses various English translations of the work and describes its historical significance at the time of first publication. Volumes condition: Good. Both volumes exhibit notable wear, including fraying at the foot and edges, loss of gilding, damage to labels, and water damage visible on end leaves and first several pages and final several pages of both volumes. Both volumes have clean text blocks. Letter and catalog sections condition: Good. All exhibit creases, minor tears and punctures, and yellowing consistent with age. The second page of the letter also has two closed tears along the horizontal crease and a partially open tear from the bottom of the page to the horizontal crease. These do not impact legibility. Dimensions 5.25 x 8 x 3.25 inches Shelved case 9.
Norwich, England: Jarrold & Sons, 1897. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 184 pages; VG-; fully bound in green cloth, spine and front cover have gilt lettering; binding has wear along the top and bottom edges with mild fraying at the top of the spine; pages have age toning and small occasional tears; profusely illustrated with inlaid and folded tipped-in plates; original owner's name is written in pen on the ffep; shelved case 9.
New York: Brentano's. Early Edition. 4to., 319pp.; VG-; rebound in bright orange cloth, black lettering on spine; part of original front board preserved and attached to front board, includes the entirety of the title, center illustration, and artist's name; interior has some age-toning and foxing; mild rubbing, staining to rear cover; LP consignment; shelved case 12, Dupont.
New York: Crown Publishers, 1985. First Edition. thin oblong 8vo. picture book, unpaginated, VG/VG; DJ, spine white with black lettering; general mild wear to covers, small tear to top corner of back cover; black cloth boards, gold lettering to spine; spine and boards slightly cocked, boards somewhat shaken, no shelf lean, binding strong; minimal wear to boards, bumping to corners; INSCRIBED by Montresor to ffep; First Edition with full number line stated to copyright information to bottom of title page; shelved Case 14.
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1924. First American Edition. 4vo., 280pp.; VG; bound in publishers black cloth with image pasted on front board, silver lettering on spine; 12 tipepd-in color plates, including frontispiece; minor bumping to head and tail of spine, corners; illustrated endpaper; housed in a G box; of bottom half: bottom right corner torn, tear on lower edge, some peeling; of top half: same image pasted on as on front board, bottom flap missing, upper right corner torn, peeling; shelved case 14.
Paris: Chez Desaint & Saillant, Libraires, 1762. First Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG-; bound in contemporary acid-washed calf, paneled gilt spine with two labels and gilt titling; moderate wear and rubbing to boards, cracking to hinges; text block edges red; marbled endpapers; This set is lacking the scarce third volume; ex-library, with labels to tail of spines, bookplates to front paste-downs, blind-stamp to title-pages, possible other markings; BS consignment; shelved case 3.
Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1970. First Edition. Octavo, 282 pages, VG-/VG; blue DJ, white and red lettering: very mild overall wear to DJ, light age-toning visible to flaps (text unaffected), "$5.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; navy blue buckram boards, gold lettering to spine: light scratch to front board, cloth slightly torn to middle of scratch; mild bumping to head and tail; light age-toning to text-block, minor imperfections to interior, text unaffected; INSCRIBED by Andretti to ffep, vertical line of mild age-toning to ffep, inscription affected yet clear and legible; shelved Sports.
New York: Macmillan, 1959. first U.S. edition. Octavo in cloth with DJ. VG/Fair. DJ has heavy shelf and edge wear. Small open tears on DJ corners, small open and closed tears along edges of DJ. DJ corner has been clipped. Foxing on endpapers, pastedowns and inner DJ flaps. Binding is solid. 314pp. Shelve in hardcover fiction section. DJ spine is black and white with blue and black text.
Roma: Invenezia, 1703. First Edition. Octavo; VG; spine wax yellow w/brown tag w/black text; creasing at joints, minor wear at head & tail, general all round wear, boards firm & clean; binding slightly loose at hinges but otherwise in strong service; pages have some wear, but moderate aging: prev owner signature on free front pg, staining, foxing, fading at txt block and warping of paper as if wet, likely cause was warping due to some condensation from heat, otherwise it is in very good cond. as is. 748pp. Italian script; case 3.
New York: The Viking Press, 1972. First Edition. Octavo, 303 pages; VG/VG; spine is white with green, black, and blue lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut, '$7.50', has mild wear along the top and bottom edges, has minor discoloration; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, has bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have occasional minor pen markings; shelved case 13.
New York: E. P. Dutton, 1987. First Edition. thin folio picture book, 55 pp., VG/VG; red DJ, white and orange lettering: very mild wear to covers, mostly wear to head; "01840-550 $18.95" to front flap; DJ protected by mylar; brown cloth boards, copper lettering to spine: mild overall wear to boards, joints weakened, front board somewhat shaken; INSCRIBED by Angelou to dedication page, dated May 1987; interior pristine, with numerous black and brown illustrations by Feelings; shelved Case 14.
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.
1840 - c.1860. Octavo, ; VG; bound in full pebbled green calf with gilt, paneled spine with gilt stamping and titling, marbled endpapers; bound by Riviere with their stamp; mild rubbing to hinges; Contains 12 original pen-and-ink drawings of a baby, each captioned and surrounded in a cartouche. Each leaf is mounted in the binding. Date presumed 1840 - c.1860, based on the binder's stamp; A unique collection of private baby drawings; shelved case 0.
New York: The Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co., 1890. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 130 pages; G+; fully bound in green cloth, front cover has gilt tooling and lettering, binding has rubbing on both covers, has wear along the top and bottom edges and along the spine, with fraying at the top of the spine and bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have age toning and dust build up along the top edge; shelved case 13.
New York: The Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co., 1912. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 398 pages; fully bound in blue cloth, front cover has gilt tooling, spine has gilt tooling and lettering; binding has wear along the top and bottom edges, with fraying at the top and bottom of the spine, has mild rubbing on both covers and mild bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have dust build up along the top edge, have age toning, and have minor small pencil marking on the first and last endpapers; profusely illustrated; shelved case 13.
Easton, PA: The Dramatist Co., 1912. First Edition. Hardcover Octavo; VG; Tan leather spine, gilt text on green card; Boards strong, rubbing and/or chipping on corners, edges and spine in addition to general shelf wear; Text block is age toned, some light foxing on tail and fore edges, pages durable, text legible; pp 283. Shelve Front Case.
La Haye: Adrian Moetjens, 1692. 12mo. 2 volumes; VG; bound in early full brown calf, volume 1 newly rebacked with spine preserved, spines paneled with gilt; some rubbing and wear to boards; Illustrated with 12 folding copper engravings and two folding copper engraved maps, the second map with a long horizontal tear, but still intact with no pieces missing; stamp of previous owner on ffep of volume 2, remnants of bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1, ffep of volume 2; VG consignment; shelved case 9.
[Venice: Paulus Manutius]: Aeneas Vicus Parm. F., 1554. Second edition (a reissue of the 1553 first edition) of the Latin translation of Le Imagini con tutti riversi trovati et le vite de gli imperatori tratte dale historie de gli antichi. Libro primo (1548). Small quarto (8.5 x 5.875 inches; 227 x 150 mm).  leaves (letterpress and engravings interleaved): letterpress comprising 1 leaf with two addresses to the reader by Antonio Zantani (1509-1576) and 11 (of 12) leaves of biographical sketches, all with historiated woodcut initials, and 16 leaves index (signed A-D4); engravings comprising the engraved title within an architectural border, 12 pages of engraved cartouches with portraits of the emperors and details of their persons, and 65 (of 72) pages of engravings of coins and medals, all drawn and engraved by Enea Vico (1523-1567). The engravings are partly printed on both sides. This copy is lacking the biographical sketch for Claudius (1 leaf), and seven pages of engravings (on four leaves) of coins and medals for Domitianus. Early calf, quite worn, and suffering from red rot. The joints are cracked and the upper portion of the spine is missing. The engraved title is soiled and creased, strengthened on the verso at the outer edge, and mounted on a stub. A few additional leaves are mounted on stubs, and a few have been strengthened at the outer edge. Light to moderate foxing and browning, dampstaining to the lower portion of the text block, minor worming to the lower blank margin of about ten leaves. This work deals with the portraits and lives of the first twelve Roman emperors and all of the reverses of their coins and medals that the authors had found, arranged by the metal from which they were struck: gold, silver, or bronze. The Latin editions contain substantial alterations and additions to the 1548 Italian edition, including ten additional pages of engravings of coins and medals, Antonio Zantani's addresses to the reader, and an index. Although "Libri primi" appears on the titles, no second book was published. This edition does not have the dedication to Pope Julius III by Eneo Vico present in the 1553 edition. Shelved in Case #4.
Paris: Eugene Figuiere, 1913. Sixth edition. Quarto in brown and grey illustrated hardcovers; VG; vinyl covers and paper wraps with shelf wear and discoloration; boards clean; binding strong; paper highly discolored with some foxing; 46 plates at the end, clean; text clean; pp. 84; in French; shelved in Case # 11.
Medioburgi Zelandorum: Apud Iacobum Fieresium bibliopolam, sub insigni Globi, 1642/1643. Octavo, 411, , 388 pages; VG; bound in contemporary vellum, mild staining and wear; worn label to spine; ffep cut, in half, second flyleaf torn; two titles with two separate title pages, pagination restarts; shelved case 3.
London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1843. First Edition. large Octavo, 322 pages, 4 pages ads; VG; rebound in full crushed crimson levant, paneled spine with gilt lettering in one compartments, others with gilt frames and gilt hound heads or hunting horns; triple-ruled border on boards; two double-rules to turn-ins, with hounds in the corners; gray endpapers; top edge of text block gilt; binding by Birdsall, Northampton & London; original covers and spine bound in in rear; frontispiece with tissue-guard; separate illustrated title page; old bookseller's ad for this volume taped opposite title page, with tape leaving residue; shelved case 12.
London: Black, Perry, and Kingsbury, 1812. Second Edition. Octavo, xxv, , 2-164 pages,  ads; VG; newly rebound in 1/4 brown leather, gray cloth boards, gilt titling to spine; name written to title page; with half-title, folding frontispiece; water-stain to lower edge of frontispiece; fore and lower page edges untrimmed; shelved case 10.
Basileae: Per Sebastianvm Henricpetri, . Small Octavo, , 776 pages; G+; bound in early vellum, ink title and date on spine; three large holes, one each on front board, spine, rear board; small holes present from binding; vellum largely detached from text block; mild age-toning to interior; small sticker to ffep; Dedicatory epistle (dated 1560) by the ed., Marcus Hopper; 6 parts in 1, volume 1 only, with parts 7-11 in volume 2; shelved case 3.
Kyoto: Kyoto Shogoin, 1988. Folio, 281 pages; bound in brown silk-like fabric, housed in a brown slipcase, housed in a light brown cardboard box with Japanese lettering; This book selects 326 pieces of enamel painting and lacquer craftsmanship from the Hyokawa and Edo eras and the Ming and Qing dynasties. It includes 2 sets of national treasures that have been recognized for the first time.
Athens: Eurobank EFG, 2010. Limited Edition (1/450). Quarto, 395 pages; VG/VG; spine is brown with white lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has minor shelf wear with creasing along the top and bottom edges, binding has minor wear, with bumping on the fore edge corners and at the top and bottom of the spine; pages clear; shelved case 11.
London: J. Tonson, 1727. First Edition. Quarto, 325 pages; VG; full brown leather boards, re-backed with modern paneled light brown leather, burgundy label with gilt lettering, gilt leaf to each other panel; boards have single gilt roll t border, single gilt roll to board edges, moderate wear and rubbing; with all 18 plates of tables, including 1 folding; text block red; interior clean; wide margins; TB consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1951. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 477 pages; VG/G-; spine dull blue with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$6.75', moderate chipping and tears to all edges, front flap tenuously attached; pencil math to rear flap; slight cocking to the spine, shallow scratch to front board; scattered and sparse pencil notations throughout; Ownership stamp of Irving Kristol to the ffep; "First edition" stated on copyright page; an attractive copy of this incredibly scarce book; shelved case 10.
New York: The Viking Press, 1961. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 246 pages; VG-/VG; spine gray with black and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$5.00'; spine with some sun-fading, mild chipping and wear to edges; mild scattered pen marginalia; shelved case 10.
A signed original drawing by French artist Aristide Maillol. Maillol (1861-1944) was accepted into the Ecole des beaux-arts in 1885, where he studied under several notable painters. He subsequently joined Les Nabis, a group of young French artists, at the recommendation of Gauguin, and began working in tapestry. Failing eyesight prompted him to focus increasingly on sculpture, particularly representations of female nude figures, though he periodically explored two-dimensional media as well. Condition: good to very good. Minor chipping and closed tears to edges of sheet, none of which impact the image. Signed in lower right corner. Dimensions mat w 13.75 in x h 16 7/8 in sheet w 9 3/8 in x h 13 3/8 in.