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London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1890. first edition. thick quarto in brown cloth covers with moire; VG; spine embossed with 6 bands in gold letters; boards with moderate soiling and shelf wear; front gutter opened; binding strong; paper slightly faded with clean text; engravings and illustrations throughout; pp. 960; shelved in Journalism.
Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 2005. Collector's Edition. Folio hardcover in full black leather boards, NF-/No DJ as issued: light shelfwear. This handsome collector's edition has a bound-in ribbon marker, all edges of the text block are gilt, the endpapers are stylized, and the boards and spine bear gilt designs, and the front board bears a glossy reproduction of the front page of the New York Times from September 12, 2001. Binding strong and text clean. [Spine is black leather, has four raised bands, and gilt text. Shelved with Eastons/Franklins/Collector's Editions/Alcove].
New York: A Lisa Drew Book: Scribner, 1999. Fourth printing. Octavo. VG in VG- dust jacket. Gold and white spine with red and white lettering. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author on the title page. Slight foxing to rear flap of dust jacket along the edge of the cover. Covers, binding very good. Slight foxing to book block edges at the top edge. Text pages clean and unmarked. 415pp.
Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing Company, 1997. US Edition. Qto. VG/VG-. solid glossy purple DJ spine with gold-tone uppercase title; small gold-tone subtitle and gray publisher close to tail. b/w pictorial bands, each 3 X thumbnails wide aligned below upper edge and above bottom edge with enlarged golden title, subtitle and official seal. very slender inner flaps. black leatherette, wide faux grain gently incised into spine and boards. deeply stamped gilt titling upon the excellent spine and enlarged stamped gilt seal at center panel. decorative fep/ffep. filled with b/w images and much text detail that enhance the clear and excellent textblock. smooth ivory edges all sides between sturdy, sharp-cornered boards. 216 pp. ISBN# 1563113759.
New York: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, 1851. Reprint. Quarto rebound in dark green cloth, G/No DJ, title in gilt on green spine, Foxing to edges of text block, age-toning and some water damage throughout, some foxing. Toning/transfer to ffep. Shelf wear to boards, binding strong and solid. Previous owner's initials in pencil on title page. Shelve Americana.
New York: Doubleday, 1945. First Edition. Inscription (by author) to previous owner on front end paper; Octavo; VG/VG; Brown/portrait spine with off-white and red text; DJ has mylar cover, shows slight edgewear; Boards strong, minor rubbing to spine, otherwise clean; Textblock has small pencil mark on page 87, 1 inch closed tear on 89-90, otherwise clean; 182pp.
Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1935. Fourth Edition (Revised and Enlarged). 8vo, vii, 126 pages; VG-; gray cover with black print, bump to lower right corner with creasing throughout, some spotting, small tear at base of spine; interior clean but for slight spotting, some foxing on page edges; at head of title: "United States Department of the Interior ... Geological Survey."