Paris: Hachette, 1966. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, small bump to spine tail, else clean and strong; Text block has peripheral tanning to endpapers, else clean and tight, two ribbon markers; 1060 pages, illustrated, maps (some color, folded).
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Boston: Abel Bowen, 1826. First. 12mo; VG-/No jacket; Green and red leather spine with gilt lettering; Rebound in 1/4 leather and marble boards; Binding and boards are in excellent shape with just minimal shelf or edge wear; Binding tight; Text block is greatly age toned but free of marking; Gilt edges rubbed but present; Maps intact with some small tears to folds; 252 pages. SHELVED: Case 1.
London: Collins, 1963. 10mo; pp 288; G/no-DJ; dark green spine with gilt text; cloth has some slight wear to exterior; minor rubbing to edges and joints; sturdy boards; text block shows light foxing to exterior edges; interior lightly toned; pictorial endpapers; light foxing to endpapers; illustrated; tight binding.
Amsterdam: Jean-Louis De Lorme, 1699. First French Edition. 12mo., , 249 pages; newly bound in 1/4 brown leather, brown cloth boards, paneled spine with green label and gilt lettering; title page has two stamps for a Cabinet De Lecture, or reading room; title page also has a pen scribble line underneath the word 'voyage,' not impacting any text; two sheets of contemporary blue paper bound in, presumably publisher's wraps; lacking engraved frontispiece; large folding map present, in excellent condition; CM consignment; shelved case 3.
Dee Why West: Paul Hamlyn Pty Limited, 1975. First. Quarto; VG/VG; blue spine, red/white text; jacket has some scratches on back, minor creasing in corners, age toning around edges of back flap; boards are strong, minor bumping in corners; textblock has faint foxing along head edge, gift inscription on half title page, otherwise clean; pp 383. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1854. Octavo; 2 volumes; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, tan with gold print; Boards in tan cloth with gold print, embossed design, peripheral tanning, fading to spines, wear to corners and spine caps, mild stain to front hinge of vol. 2; Text block has grey-tinted top edge, spotting to edges, pencil notation on endpapers of vol. 1, both volumes have slight foxing, paper is mildly puckering, tears to bottom edges of pages 21-24 (vol. 1), clean text; 2 volumes (xii, 651, 654 pages).
Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1969. Octavo; pp 194; G/G; blue/green spine with white text; dust jacket has slight sunning to exterior; minor edge wear; few chips to head edge; price clipped flap; cloth shows slight shelf wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; interior lightly toned; profusely illustrated.
Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1948. Octavo; pp 267; G/G-; gray spine with dark gray and ivory text; dust jacket has sunned spine and head edge; heavy sunning to spine; some chips to corners, condition noted; mylar wraps; cloth shows mild wear to exterior; lightly sunned spine; some rubbing wear to edges; strong boards; text block has light tone to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; text pages clean; illustrated;.
London: The Hakluyt Society, 1996. First edition. Octavo; VG+/VG; Blue and light green with blue and white text; DJ hss shelfware and white discoloration on front and blue discoloration on back; Boards slightly bumped on bottom spine but are strong, clean, corners good; Textblock has erratum slip included, clean, binding strong; 336 pp.
Stuttgart: J. Scheible's Buchhandlung, 1839. Octavo; VG/none. Original boards, tan small veined marbling with gilt title on blue/gray label; gilt faux panels; ex libris, signature, 1858; all edges and corners, chipping and wear; text block, clean; light general toning and foxing starts; rare and scattered underlining; 796 pp. engraved frontispiece portrait of Benjamin Franklin w/tissue guard; full page engraved illustrated on title page, tables, and 48 engraved plates (each with multiple images and printed one side); spine sunned; all text edges peppered; chipping and minor loss; else very good. ---TEXT IN GERMAN SCRIPT; [The author presents his observations and comments on Canadian North America in great detail.].
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1916. Octavo; pp 180; Good; dark brown spine with black text to paper label; extra spine label tipped in at p 180; no dust jacket; cloth shows light sunning to spine; mildly bumped fore corners; strong boards; mylar wraps; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; interior lightly toned; top edge gilt; good binding; previous owner's name to ffep; frontispiece with tissue guard;.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1933. 1st U.S. edition. Octavo. VG/VG DJ. Brown spine with black text/title; dustjacket is clean with mild edgewear (some smaller tears by the spine and edges); dj has protective mylar covering; boards are strong and clean; bookplate on the front free end page; binding is strong; textblock is age-toned but clean. Pp. 350.
London: T.N. Foulis, 1912. first edition. 12mo in grey hardcovers with grey letters; in good condition; boards with some soiling and shelf wear; bottom spine has an open tear; some open gutters, but binding still strong; previous owner's inscription on ffep; six illustrations; text and paper clean; tight print; pp. 92; shelved in Travel section.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1924. Tall octavo, 316 pages. Hard cover grayish brown cloth boards with text and decorations light blue; no dust jacket. Good condition. Binding is tight, but the spine is breaking between pages 80 and 81. There is bookplate from previous owner on the inside of front board. There is also a small price sticker from previous seller on the bottom corner of front end paper. Red ink inscription on the top of aforementioned page, Strong age yellowing to pages, but the text is clean and unmarked. Foxing throughout the book, but it's particularly strong on the Title Page and end papers. Light staining to text block. Strong age wear and shelf wear to boards; fading and rubbing, light soiling, and scuffing around the edges and the edges of the spine. SHELVED ROCKVILLE AISLE 7.
Woodland Hills, CA: Windsor Publications, Inc., n. d. Quarto; pp 335; VG-/VG-; ivory spine with black text; dust jacket has slight toning to exterior, mylar wraps, exterior slightly sunned; cloth has light sunning to spine, strong boards; text block shows minimal toning to exterior, interior clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Washington, D.C. American Automobile Association; National Highways Association, 1920. Thin quarto; pp 104; G-/no-DJ; 1/4 bound blue spine without text; full title: The Lincoln Highway in Pennsylvania: Old Philadelphia-Pittsburgh Pike, or Pennsylvania State Road, incorporating the Lancaster Turnpike and Part of the Route of the Forbes Road; black text to front; gray boards show lightly sunned spine; lightly bumped corners; some foxing toward edges; text block has darkened slightly due to age; cracking to pp 2-3; lightly toned first and last few pages; profusely illustrated with photographs and maps.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. first paperback edition. Quarto; VG-/no-DJ paperback; black spine with yellow & white text; covers show slight wear on exterior; small dings & frays along edges w/ intact panels; text block has remainder mark on exterior fore edge; slight cracking along front hinge; text pages are unmarked with tight binding; pp 278.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1896. Abridged Edition. Octavo, 547 pages; G-; bound in publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering to spine; moderate soiling and rubbing to boards; foxing to interior; webbing showing on ffep; two two tipped in TLS's, dated Feb. 3/97 and June 19/98, from James Bryce to Samuel Barker, publisher of "The American." Bryce writes about this work and mentions Woodrow Wilson before Wilson becomes President and Gladstone. Pasted to front pastedown is a newspaper photograph of Bryce and his wife. Barker Company Stamp on ffep; The American Commonwealth was first published in 1888 in three volumes; shelved case 1.
New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc., 1985. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 256 pages; VG/VG; spine pictorial with white and beige lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$16.95'; slight speckling to top edge of text block; SIGNED flat on title page as 'Bill Bryson'; extremely scarce signed; shelved case 9.
Philadelphia, PA: Historical Publishing Company, 1889. New Edition. Quarto, 606 pages,  ads; VG-; bound in publisher's olive cloth, olive lettering and black palm tree on spine; spine cocked; age-toning to pages; profusely illustrated with 500 engravings, some in color; frontispiece with tissue-guard slightly bled onto title page; sticker of the "Library Baltimore Academy of the Visitation' on front pastedown; MA consignment; shelved case 9.
Staunton, VA: The McClure Company, 1925. First edition; signed. Small quarto in burgundy hardcovers with gold letters and gilt; VG; moderate shelf wear and soiling; paper age-toned; text clean in large print; pp. 230; signature and dedication on ffep; previous owner's signature inside front cover; centerfold photographs and frontispiece; shelved in Case # 9.
Skol Vreizh, 2001. 2nd edition. Small Quarto; VG/VG; Yellow spine with blue text; Volume one only; Dust jacket have minimal shelf wear, overall exterior is lightly rubbed with minor edge wear; Boards have a glossy exterior with clean and strong panels; Text block has tight binding with clean pages; pp 175. French text.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1856. First Edition. Octavo, 492 pages; G; fully bound in brown cloth, spine has faded gilt lettering, front cover has a faded gilt crescent; binding has wear along the top and bottom edges, with mild fraying at the top and bottom of the spine, has bumping on the fore edge corners, has heavy rubbing on both covers and on the spine; pages have moderate blotching and age-toning, have minor detachment in several locations, ffep has been cut out, last page has bee cut in half; shelved case 9.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1938. First Edition. 10mo; pp 296; Good; navy spine with blue text; missing dj; cloth has slight smudges to exterior; lightly sunned spine; strong boards; text block shows lightly toned exterior edges; deckled fore edge; interior clean; illustrated; tight binding; signed by author;.
New York: Van Rees Press, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 302 Pages; VG/VG; Spine is Blue-Gray with white streaks; Dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut, '$2.50'; Dust Jacket has chip damage running along the top and bottom edges, with larger chunks on the ends of the spine, as well as large tears on the back; pages are deckled, with blue coloring on the top edge; shelved in Arctic.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935. Limited edition (500 copies); signed. Thick octavo in pale blue hardcovers with gold letters; VG; moderate soiling, discoloration and shelf wear; strong binding; text and paper clean; pp. 405; frontispiece photograph; signature on front dedicated page; several sets of photographs throughout; shelved in Case 1.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. Authors Autograph Edition, #442/1000. Octavo, xvi, 436 pages; VG-; 3/4 bound in publisher's faux vellum with light blue paper boards, gilt lettering to spine; mild rubbing and wear, primarily to head and tail of spine, spine edges, corners; top edge of text block cut, others uncut; SIGNED on Limitation page by both Byrd and the Publisher; BL consignment; shelved case 9.
London, England: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1957. First English Language Edition. Octavo; VG-VG-; Yellow and black spine with black and yellow text; DJ age-toned, otherwise clean, with general shelfwear and edgewear, rubbing at corners and both ends of spine; Boards strong, clean; Textblock darkened with age otherwise clean, blacked out information on copyright page bled through to title page, top edge coloring intact, fore edge slightly soiled; pp 178.
Leicester, England: Magna Books, 1991. Large Quarto; pp 304; G/G; blue spine with ivory text; dust jacket has moderate rubbing to exterior; minor wear to edges; cloth has slight sunning to exterior; noticeable wear to edges; strong boards; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; numerous illustrations; light blue endpapers; interior clean.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1985. Quarto; VG/VG; Spine is green trees and grass with grey label and blue/black text. DJ has general shelf wear, no tears; Boards are clean, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock has black marker lines on fore edge, glue residue on front free end paper, black marker on last page, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 240; May require extra pricing for shipping international.
London: Besant & Co., ca. 1929. 12mo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, white with hand-written label; Boards in white cloth and green paper with green print, soiling to cloth, wear to corners, spine caps, bottom edges, spotting, shelfwear; Text block has mild spotting to edges, tanning to endpapers, paperclip stain to front endpapers, closed tears to pages viii-ix, clean text; xi, 111 pages, frontispiece, illustrated.
Berlin: Aufbau-Verlag, 1988. First Edition. Octavo; First Edition; VG/VG-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, blue with green print; DJ has mild edgewear, slight shelfwear; Boards in yellow cloth with blue print, clean and strong; Text block has vendor stamp on rear flyleaf, else clean and tight; Text in German; 181 pages, illustrated.
Karachi: Indus Publications, 1977. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/G+; Spine is faded orange with red text, material loss; DJ has general shelf wear, edge wear, creasing to edges, age-toning, open and closed tears, design is clear; Boards have general shelf wear, rubbing and bumping to corners and edges, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, content is clear; pp 96.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1936. Octavo; good/good; dj, white and two-tone blue spine with red and white text; dj, age-toned; stains; chipping; small open and closed tears, including 1.5" closed tear to front cover, top right corner; price clipped; HB, blue cloth spine with orange text; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; toning starts; head edge, tinted red; B/W illustrations; 241pp.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First edition. Octavo; First edition; G/G-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, brown with tan print; DJ in mylar, tears across top, edgewear, slight stain to spine; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, slight tanning to top edge, slightly cocked spine; Text block has red-tinted top edge, embossed owner’s stamp on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; xv, 258, v pages, illustrated (b&w plates).
London: Mathews and Leigh, 1809. Quarto, xxii, , 541 pages; VG; half bound in brown calf, paper boards, newly rebacked with new paneled spine, black label with gilt lettering; mild rubbing to boards; marbled text block; bookplate to ffep; personal library stamp to first blank leaf; with all 12 aquatint plates, including folding frontispiece, some offsetting; shelved case 9.
London: Richard Phillips, 1806. First Edition. Quarto, xiv, , 530 pages; VG; half bound in brown calf, paper boards, newly rebacked with new paneled spine, black label with gilt lettering; mild rubbing to boards; marbled text block; bookplate to ffep; personal library stamp to first blank leaf; with all 17 aquatint plates, including folding frontispiece and 4 other folding plates, some offsetting; shelved case 9.
Philadelphia: C. and A. Conrad and Co., 1807. 12mo; Fair/no-DJ; Brown spine with gold text; Boards have heavily rubbed exterior and edges with 1 inch hole on rear whereby the outer layer is rubbed through, but panels are sturdy & intact; Text block has darkened due to age and is stiff with some moisture staining along edges, writing on front pastedown & first two pages and foxing on pages throughout; pp 301.
London: Richard Phillips, 1807. First Edition. Quarto, xv, , 468 pages; VG; half bound in brown calf, paper boards, newly rebacked with new paneled spine, black label with gilt lettering; mild rubbing to boards; marbled text block; bookplate to ffep; personal library stamp to first blank leaf; with all 21 aquatint plates, some offsetting; shelved case 9.
Boston: Cupples and Hurd, 1888. Early Edition. Octavo, red faux-leather cloth boards, gilt lettering: fading to spine; gilt lettering dull, title legible, publisher's logo ["De Wolfe, Fiske & Co.] mostly obscured; spine cocked, boards somewhat shaken, binding sturdy; mild overall wear to boards, bright gilt lettering to front board; heavy age-toning to top, moderate age-toning/mild water staining to fore- and bottom-edges; pages 101-128 stands out slightly from text-block (pages 107-122 comprising a single gathering), leaves remain firmly attached; age-toning to leaves, text clear and legible; frontispiece a fold-out map of New England, small tear/recreasing to map; published by Cupples and Hurd, Boston, 1888 stated to title page and copyright page; De Wolfe, Fiske & Co. of Boston published their edition in 1889—"De Wolfe, Fiske & Co." logo to tail of spine a likely misprint; shelved Front Case.
Barcelona: Lumwerg Editores, S.A., 1991. Oblong Quarto; pp 324; G/no-DJ; brown spine with black text; black slipcase with pictorial papers panels; some rubbing to exterior and edges; cloth has slight sun fading to exterior; stamped illustration to front; strong boards; small white smudge to rear; text block has light wear to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; profusely illustrated; Spanish and English texts; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
New York: Abbeville Press, 1992. First American Edition. First American edition; Square quarto; VG-/VG-; Green spine with yellow text; DJ has shelfwear, agewear, sticker on back cover, closed tear on back top spine and back bottom spine; Boards have a mark on front top and back middle, sunned on top, edgewear on bottom, front hinge is starting; Textblock is aged, spine is cocked; 237 pp.
Dallas: George W. Cearley, Jr., 1987. Large octavo; pp 136; G-/paperback; ivory spine with red and blue text; covers show slight toning toward edges; slight rubbing to edges; chipping towards spine head edge; text block shows slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and line drawings; cracking to gutter at pp 30-31 impacting spine; inscribed by author.
Dallas: George W. Cearley, Jr., 1991. Large octavo; pp 136; G/paperback; ivory spine with red and blue text; covers show slight toning toward edges; slight rubbing to edges; previous bookshop's sticker to rear; text block shows slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings; inscribed by author.