Paternoster Row, London: H. D. Symonds, 1804. An Improved Edition. Small Sextodecimo in full brown leather boards. G+ / No Dust Jacket. Some wear to boards, mostly to corners and joints, head and tail of spine somewhat bumped, decorative gilt inlay along edges of boards and on spine. Plate with previous owner's name and inscription dated 1828 on front paste down, else text free from writing, binding tight, interior somewhat age-toned with frequent foxing, text is accompanied by several woodcuts, contains a brief catalog of other books printed by the same publisher at the rear. 149 pp. [Alcove 2, Spine is brown leather].
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London: W. Griffin, 1770. First edition. Quarto; vg+/none; brown leather spine with no text; ex libris, bookplate, front pastedown; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 23 pp.; illus. frontispiece, "The sad historian of the pensive plain", oval engraving, title-page; light age-toning; text block edges, gilt; endpapers, blue marbling; front fly leaves, loose but holding; boards, gilt borders, inside, double lines; outside, singles; board edges, gilt; panels, rubbed; chipping; else very good. Case #0.
London: John Murray, 1854. 8vos., 4 volumes; VG; bound in brown full calf, paneled spines with gilt tooling and red and black labels with gilt lettering; floral gilt borders along boards, matching gilt tooling to board edges and turn-ins; marbled text blocks, endpapers; mild rubbing to boards, wear to hinges; some rubbing to spines, wearing off some small parts of the gilt; small wear to head and tails of spine; interiors clean; small scrape to rear cover of volume one; front boards on volumes two, three, and four slightly loose; shelved above US politics.
New York: Derby and Jackson, 1859. Four octavos in quarter leather and three-quarter marbled boards, all volumes VG-/No DJ: shelfwear and edgewear, bumping to head and tail of spine and corners fo boards, some superficial scratches to exterior, some chipping to heads of spines, previous owner's bookplate affixed to ffep in all four volumes, previous owner's name written in ink on first black free endpaper, minor foxing--primarily to endpapers--with light sporadic foxing to body of books, minor sunning to spines, light age-toning. Bindings intact and text clean in all four volumes. Full title reads "The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith. Including a Variety of Pieces Now First Collected. By James Prior, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; Member of the Royal Irish Academy; Author of the Life of Goldsmith, Life of Burke, etc. etc. In Four Volumes." Endpapers and edges of text block marbled. A handsome set. [Spines are leather with five raised bands and gilt text. Shelved above plays/foreign languages].
London: Oxford University Press, 1957. 1st reprint ed. of 1900 original. VG+ 8vo in brown cloth, title on front and spine in gilt. No DJ. Bumping to corners, spines faded. Hinges sound. Foxing to textblock, endpapers discolored. Interior pages clean, flat, uniformly colored. No notes or marginalia. 519 and 655 pgs. shelve locked.
London: Oxford University Press, 1956. Octavo; VG-; hardcover; bound in teal cloth, gilt lettering; boards strong, very minor bowing, glue on front, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, torn sticker on spine, spine sun toned; text block age toned, soiling on page 31 and last page verso, ex-library stamp and marker on exterior head edge, foxing on exterior head edge; xxi, 587pp.
Brevard: Wayside Press, 1999. First American edition. Octavo; First American edition; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, cream without print; DJ clean and bright; Boards in tan cloth with gold print, bump to spine tail, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the front flyleaf; Note from author taped to front flyleaf; 111 pages, illustrated.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1883. Octavo; VG/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, black with gold print; Boards in black cloth with gold print, slight wear to corners and spine caps, slight shelfwear; Text block clean and tight; 47 pages, frontispiece, illustrated by various artists and engravers.
New York: Anson D.F. Randolph & Co. Limited edition. Octavo; Limited edition, 452/500; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, grey without print, top portion torn but attached by rear hinge; Boards in white cloth with gold print, mostly soiled to grey, frayed corners, tattered spine caps, tears to front hinge, shelfwear; Text block has cracked hinges, front flyleaf torn at top of hinge, name in ink on edition page, initials on following page, inscription on title page (dated 1887), clean text; “Illustrations drawn by Birket Foster, and engraved by W. Palmer and E.M. Wimperis”; xii, 125 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
London: The Scolar Press Limited, 1973. Facsimile Reprint. Quarto; pp 63; G/Fair; green spine with black text; first Scolar facsimile reprint; dust jacket has several chips to edges, as is; slightly soiled exterior; cloth shows lightly sunned exterior; strong boards; text block shows slightly toned exterior edges; previous owner's name to ffep; interior clean;.
Yorkshire and London: The Scolar Press, 1973. Facsimile Reprint. Quarto; pp 63; G/Fair; green spine with black text; first Scolar facsimile reprint; dust jacket has several chips to edges, as is; slightly soiled exterior; cloth shows lightly sunned exterior; strong boards; text block shows slightly toned exterior edges; previous owner's name to ffep; interior clean;.
New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1987. First edition. Octavo; pp 78; VG/VG-; greenish gray spine with beige text; dust jacket has slight sunning to exterior, minor wear to edges; cloth has slight wear to exterior, light sunning to spine and edges; text block shows minimal wear to exterior edges; interior clean; deckled edges;.
Francestown, NH: The Golden Quill Press, 1973. 12mo: VG/VG-: Brown from age toning spine: DJ has general shelfwear, age toning to spine, otherwise clean: Boards are strong and clean, rubbing mainly to head and tail of spine and corners, binding tight: Textblock is clean and pages free of markings, folds or tears beyond front free page which has an inscription to a previous owner from the author, notecard tucked in that has note from the author to the previous owner: 64 pp.
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1970. 8vo; VG-; paperback; thin blue spine without text; covers have moderate shelf- wear with minor stains and sunning to the corners; text block is slightly tanned to the fore edge; that apart, pages are clean and legible; 32p. NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 3, in Netdesk office.
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1970. 8vo; VG; paperback; thin yellow spine without text; covers have moderate shelf- wear with minor foxing to the rear and discoloration to the spine; text block is slightly tanned and has stains on the first page; that apart, pages are clean and legible; 44p. Shelved in Netdesk office, 15's Ephemera Box 2.
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1970. Octavo; VG; paperback; thin pink spine without text; covers have moderate shelf- wear with minor foxing to the rear; text block is slightly tanned and has minor marks to the first page; that apart, pages are clean and legible; 44p. Shelved in Netdesk office, 15's Ephemera Box 2.
New York: Leavitt & Company, 1851. 16mo; Fair-/no-DJ; Dark green spine with gilt text; Boards are slightly sunned with small fraying tear at spine edges, tail edge of spine is missing and edges & exterior panels have moderate rubbing; Text block is 'as is' with cocked spine which is partially detached, light moisture staining along edges, pencil on pastedowns & end papers, and slight foxing around edges of text pages; pp 287.
New York: AMS Press, 1967. Volume One Only; Large Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Wine red spine with gilded text. Boards have shelf wear, rubbing on edges, bumping on corners, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has minor wear on edges, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; Exact page number is not given.
Budapest: Mora Ferenc, 1985. first edition. thin folio in beige and brown illustrated glossy hardcovers with gold letters; VG; beautiful colored illustrations of porcelain, china, and watercolors with poems interspersed; centerfold plate has a tiny tear at bottom; in HUNGARIAN; shelved in Poetry section.
Paris: Librairie Champion, 1918. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards from later binding in blue cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block has name in ink on original paper front cover, significant age-toning to paper, else clean and tight; “Thèse présentée pour le Doctorat de l’Université” — title page; Text in French; 182 pages.
Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., 1923. Octavo; VG-/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, grey, illustrated with black print; DJ in mylar, small tears at spine ends and flap corners, creasing and small tears to top edge, mild wear to hinges; Boards in green cloth with gold print, slight wear to spine caps but clean and strong; Text block has mild spotting to edges, else clean and tight; 190 pages.
New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2004. First Edition, First Printing. Large Octavo; pp 156; VG/VG; white/green pictorial spine with purple and red text; dust jacket has only light wear to exterior; cloth clean; strong boards; text block has minimal wear to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; interior lightly toned;.
New York, Evanston and London: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1969. First Edition. Octavo; pp 95; G/Fair; beige/black pictorial spine with black and red text; dust jacket has some soiling to exterior; several chips to edges; foxing to rear; creased front flap; cloth has slight shelf wear to exterior; some wear to corners; sturdy boards; text block shows modest toning to exterior edges; deckled edges; inscribed by author;.
Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1969. Reprint Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; beige spine, dark orange and purple lettering; dust jacket has general shelfwear, general edgewear, open and closed tears on head edges, closed tear on front hinge, rubbing on fore corners and spine head edge, chipping on spine tail edge, minor soiling and foxing on front, soiling on rear, damp staining on spine, spine sun toned, sticker on front interior flap; boards bowed, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, foxing in front and rear interiors, stamps on front end paper; text block age toned, foxing on exterior fore and tail edges; lxxxii, 309pp; shelved Poetry.
St. Clair Shores, Michigan: Scholarly Press, Inc., 1979. Republished. 8vo. VG+/ - no DJ. powder blue clothound HB with navy stamped titling between adjacent sturdy boards, endpages lined in butter yellow. skimmed lightly within, basic ivory sheets, unmarked. faint foxing affects head and fore-edge. 309 pp. ISBN# 0403013402.
London; New York, Toronto: Cambridge University Press; The Macmillan Company, 1937. 10mo; pp 160; G/Fair; dark beige spine with blue text; dust jacket has small chips to edges; moderate rubbing to exterior; mylar wraps; cloth shows slight clean boards; minor rubbing to corners; paper label to spine; strong boards; text block has light toning to exterior; previous owner's name lightly to ffep; interior lightly toned;.
London: Reeves & Turner, 1889. Tall Octavo; G+; Hardcover; Green spine with gold text; Boards are strongly shelf worn with moderate rubbing, markings, and scratches, spine has open tear to the head, front and rear hinges are slightly separated but boards are not affected; Free end papers have foxing and pages have discoloring otherwise text block is clean; 324p.
Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1975. Octavo; VG; Paperback; Spine pink with brown print; Cover has slight spotting, slight shelfwear; Textblock clean and tight but for ink-out signature and vendor stamp on front endpaper; "Published for the Centre for Medieval Studies"; Text in Latin; 78 pages.
Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1977. Thin octavo; vg+/vg; dj, white spine with red and black text; dj, age-toning; light shelf wear; HB, brown spine with gilt lettering; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 55pp. INSCRIBED by the poet on front free endpaper.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898. First American Edition. Octavo, 210 pages; VG; fully bound in green cloth, spine has gilt lettering, front cover has gilt tooling; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges, spine has minor discoloration from sun exposure, has minor bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have minor dust build up along the top edge and minimal detachment in several locations; contains illustrations; shelved case 0.
Berlin: Verlag der Nation, 1987. 12mo; VG/G; Off-white spine with black text; Dust jacket has slight rubbing & light smudges on exterior with small tear at head spine edge, and small tear at rear tail edge; Cloth is clean with strong & intact panels; Text block has very slight wear at exterior edges, inside pages are clean and binding is tight; pp 319. German text.
Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1972. Second Printing. Octavo; VG/no-DJ paperback; spine mustard w/black txt, creasing at joints, some scuffing & minor wear; cvr firm & clean; binding strong; pages have very little wear, minor aging, author signature and inscription on free frnt & title pages, exquisite cond. 95pp.
A.S. Irving: Toronto, 1871. 12mo; pp 224; G- hardcover; green spine with gilt text; original publisher's cloth has blind-stamped design and borders; some rubbing wear to exterior; small stain to front boards; small chips to edges; mylar wraps; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; interior lightly toned; cracked front gutter; some slight scratches to endpapers;.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1905. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; green spine with dark green text; cloth has slight sunning to exterior; illustrated paper label to front; decorative scroll border to front; three small brown spots to front; mylar wraps; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; top edge gilt; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; illustrated with tissue guards; very good binding; pp .
New London, CT: Pliny LeRoy Harwood and Rowena Mossette Harwood, 1933. Limited edition; Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Thin gray fabric spine with black text. Boards have age toned, rubbing on edges, dark stains on rear, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock is age toned, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting, limited edition page is signed by both authors; pp 163.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1951. Second Printing. Octavo; VG-; hardcover; bound in blue cloth, gilt lettering; both volumes' boards have general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, erased penciling on front end papers; both volumes' text blocks age toned, occasional soiling, light soiling on exterior edges; volumes 1 text block has occasional penciling near front; volume 2 boards have bumping on rear head edge; 2 volumes.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1941. Thick Octavo; pp 670; G/no-DJ; blue spine with gilt text; cloth shows slight sunning to exterior; some rubbing to edges; strong boards; text block shows some age toning to exterior edges; interior clean; previous owner's label and name to ffep, as is; previous bookshop's sticker to ffep; frontispiece; cracking to rear gutter.
London and New York: John Lane, 1908. 12mo; pp 316; G-/no-DJ; dark brown spine with gilt text; cloth shows some rubbing wear to exterior; light rubbing to corners; blind-stamped decorations to front and spine lightly bumped corners; strong boards; text block has slight darkening to exterior edges; deckled fore edge; slight offset to ffep; interior lightly toned; previous owner's bookplate to verso of frontispiece; some slight foxing to few pages; illustrated.