Glasgow: Khull, Blackie, and Co., 1818. 8vo, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary reversed calf, spines have two red morocco labels per volume, spines tooled with blind Greek-key design and covers with leaf-design boarders; binders ticket "Bound by B. Scott, Carlisle" on upper front pastedown on Volume 1; Frontispiece, 2 folding maps intact; some shelfwear; protected in plastic jackets; Volume 1: 469pp., 427pp., Volume 2: 440pp., 460pp.; some foxing to pages; GP consign; shelved case 7.
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Cordoba: Del Monte De Piedad Y Caja De Ahorros De Cordoba, 1988. Octavo; VG/Hardcover; Green spine with gilt text; Light to moderate shelf wear to volumes, boards are strong and clean, gilt text and design on panels; Binding solid; Text block clean, in Latin language; Volume I - Del amanecer prehistorico al ocaso visigodo - 575 pp Volume II - Islam y Cristianismo - 356 pp Volume III - La Epoca Moderna (1517 - 1808) - 352 pp Volume IV - La Etapa Contemporanea (1808 - 1936) - 569 pp.
Paris: Librairie De Brissot-Thivars, 1819. First Edition. 8vos., 2 volumes; VG-; bound in wraps, of a faded rose color, handwritten black lettering on spine; pastedowns of both volumes are pages from other books, tape partially used to attach; some wear to pages, including some fraying to pages; half-title and title pages present in both volumes; some pages uncut; interiors clean of writing; shelved case 7.
New York, NY: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1976. US Reprint. 8vo. VG- hardcover. medium blue clothbound HB with stamped silver titling between decorative thin striped ends. a touch of whitish wear to spine ends and panel corners. EX-LIBRARY, with library stamp on title page. partial sleeve affixed to right ffep. compact and tightly bound ivory sheets, 1 folded corner at p. 325-326. solid volume of 8" x 6" with 338 pp. and supplemental section of illlustrations/plates 339-526 pp. ISBN# 0824019911. ART (HISTORY) NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
Paris: Furne et Cie, 1839. Two quarto volumes; viii, 576; 584 pp. With frontispieces, engraved plates, and folding maps. Original boards, rebacked, with new spines and spine labels. Boards rubbed at edges and corners; scattered foxing and offsetting from plates; old tidelines from waterstains in Volume 1; occasional tape-repairs to plates and maps; bindings tight. Good solid copy. Text in French. AH Consignment. Shelved in Case 9.
London: J.M. Dent and Sons, 1928. Tenth Edition. 8vo., xx, 387pp.; VG; 3/4 bound in dark blue leather, paneled spine, two brown labels with gilt lettering, gilt tooling; marbled boards and endpapers; top panel of spine peeling; bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; top edge of text block gilt; 5 plates, including frontispiece; shelved under front counter.
München [Munich]: Georg D. W. Callwey, 1980. Reprint. Octavo; 374 pages, [2 pages], 25 unpaginated plates to back of volume; VG-/VG-; red DJ, black lettering: mild overall wear to DJ, moderate wear with slight fraying to corners, DJ protected by mylar; blue cloth boards, red lettering to spine: mild bumping to tail and corners; boards somewhat shaken, binding strong; minimal wear/mild age-toning to text-block; minor scattered imperfections to interior, text clear and legible; facsimile reprint of the presumed First Edition; text in German; Shelved upstairs, on rare/exp bookshelf in upstairs rear offices area.
Pittsburgh, PA: Friedlander Publishing Group, 1990. Special "gold edition" signed and limited to 500 copies. Folio. VG in VG slipcase. Gold spine with gold lettering and gold design to the covers. With an original SIGNED drawing at the front free endpaper, SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the artist on the verso of the half-title facing the title page. With an introduction by Frank Frazetta. Very minor shelf-wear to the gold design on the front cover. Covers clean, binding strong, text block edges clean. Text of pages clean and free of markings. shelved front table.
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1911. Approx. 6" x 8.75" VG brick red hardcover with faded gilt lettering. Ex-library with associated stamps and markings. Gilt on decorative front cover remains relatively bright. Rubbing around perimeter of boards, particularly at corners and spine ends and along joints. Approx. 1" sq. area on rear boards where remnants of sticker remain. Library markings on front pastedown; previous owner's inscription on front endpaper; browning to endpapers. Foxing to early and late pages. One or two of the photographic plates may have superficial tears to margin, image at p150 detached but present. Binding secure and text block square and tight. See all six photos for details Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf to the right of ephemera items.
Edinburgh and London, Dublin: William Blackwood; J. Murray; and J. Cuming, 1811. First Edition. Octavo; vg+/none; black leather spine, 5 raised bands, and gilt lettering; with recently quarter-bound; black cloth boards; ex libris, ancient signature, title-page; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; maps and charts, folded; fore-edge deckle; light foxing; --v1, Part I, "Ninth to Fifteenth Century," 512 pp.; --v1, Part II, "Fifteenth and Sixteen Centuries," 524 pp.; --v3, Part III, "New World, Columbus, Cortes," 503 pp.; else very good. Case #9.
London: John Murray, 1865. Second edition. Thick octavo in navy blue hardcovers with gold letters on spine; condition: Overall good condition; boards show soiling and shelf wear with open tears on spine and fraying; Some loosening to binding, but binding is still strong and signatures are still bound; dusty edges; paper and text clean; contains several folded charts, engravings and plates, Fourty-nine numbered plates total and accounted for, some plates have small (less than/equal to 1/4"), closed tears; pp. 452;.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1909. First Illustrated Edition. Small quarto; Fair+ hardcover; tanned spine with gilt text; cover has age toning, rubbing, bumping and fraying at spine head and tail and in corners, spine shaken; textblock has edgewear, spotting, webbing showing at front pastedown, faint yellow writing on front endpaper, crayon marks on page 9, plate at page 31 is detached but present, other plates and some glassine protectors are starting to separate but are still attached, all text and plates are clean; pp 274; first illustrated edition; See all six photos for details. If not all images uploaded (due to restrictions) please contact seller for details. Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf to the right of ephemera items FLP Collection.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First Edition. Octavo; good/none; dark brown cloth spine with blind text; color illustration on front cover; ex libris, inscribed to po, shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; endpapers, 413 pp.; illus., frontispiece and 13 color plates; general age-toning; binding shaken; front hinge, split start; spine, edges and corners, chipping, wear and tear; else good.
London: Richard Bentley, 1863. First Edition. Octavo; 385pp; original cloth re-backed, preserving gilt illustration top board; all edges gilt. Owner name front end-paper; several pages and one plate partially re-margined; lacking one plate (#11: Praying Wheel); lacking ads; contents else very good throughout. Shelved in endcase near stairs on sales floor.
Berlin: Verlag Walter de Gruyter & Co., 1984. Large Octavo; VG- condition hardcover Green spine with white text; Boards have minor rubbing on exterior and slight wear along edges, otherwise panels are strong and sturdy; Text block shows slight shelf wear due to handling and stamped letter on title page, otherwise pages are unmarked with tight binding; pp 151. German language. Aisle 7. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to restriction(s).
Brooklyn: Assembling Press, 1979. Octavo; VG-/Wraps; Cream spine with black text; Heavy shelfwear to covers, light stains along spine of cover, age and wear to surfaces; Binding solid, previous owner's signature on title page, ivory toned pages; Age toning to text block exterior, text block clean, grey-scale illustrations.
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1816. First Edition. Quarto; ix, (3), 501, (1) pp. Original marbled boards, rebacked, with new endpapers and original leather spine laid down. With only four of the original eight aquatints, but the map is present. Rubbed at extremities; scattered foxing throughout; some offsetting from plates. Still a very good copy. Shelved in Case #9.
Hannover: Hahn'sche Hofbuchhandlung, 1860. Octavo; good condition paperback; blue-gray spine with faded text, perfect-bound; black text on front panel; ex libris, signature, Absolon [author-surgeon, NIH]; shelf wear and bumping; text block, extensive foxing; 272 pp.; illus., folded chart and 4 plates; wraps, sunned; spine, chipping, breaks and tears; joints, previously mended, tape; else very good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN. Shelved in Netdesk office, above Ephemera section.
Cava de Terreni: Di Mauro Editore, 1982. Text in Italian; Quarto; VG/VG-; Pink and black spine with small orange and white text at bottom; Dustjacket has rubbing and light edge wear, spine a short, thin line in black ink near top, interior of DJ has scotch tape along top and bottom edges; Boards straight, some very light wear on bottom edges, binding strong; Textblock: back end paper has very small fray near middle, interior clean; 154 pp. text, 133 pp. plates. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to restriction(s).
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1899. First American Edition. 8vo., 378 pages; G+ hardcover; bound in dark green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering and orange and pale green pictorial on front cover; spine slightly cocked; mild bumping to head and tail of spine, chipping to cloth at head edge of spine; top edge of text block gilt, others uncut; previous owners name on ffep; small booksellers sticker on front pastedown; sun-fading to spine; photo pasted on title page; binding slightly weakened; lacking the extremely scarce dust jacket; Lagerlöf's third book, a novel set in Italy, centers around the moral conflict between Socialism and Christianity. Originally published as Antikrists mirakler in 1897. Lagerlöf was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909;.
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Libreria La Ciudad, 1980. 1st Ed. Quarto. VG hardcover with VG dustjacket. Inscribed by Sessa (to Boorstin). Cover is brown cloth w/ title in white on cover & spine. DJ is brown w/ title in white. Cover has dent at top right corner and very minor wear at folds of spine. DJ has dent at same corner, plus minor general denting and scratching. 103 pp.
London: Richard Bentley, 1857. First. 8vo, 344pp in purple cloth, quarter-bound in black morocco with gilt titles on spine. 4 plates including frontis., plus folding map and panoramic view tipped in at back. Condition is Good Minus, binding tight, heavily worn spine, joints/hinges are split but loosely attached and a 1" chip in the spine. (please see all four photos for details) NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
New York: The Monacelli Press, Inc., 1998. first edition. Quarto; VG- paperback; Blue spine white text; Covers are slightly rubbed on exterior with minor edge wear, otherwise panels are sturdy and intact; Text block shows slight wear on exterior due to handling with unmarked and tightly bound text pages; pp 192. Aisle 7.
Radnor, Pennsylvania: Chilton, 1973. First Edition. Octavo, 280 pages; VG/VG; pictorial spine with white lettering; dust jacket protected, price of $6.95 not clipped, clean; bound in publishers orange paper over boards and green cloth spine; interior unmarked, binding sturdy; shelve front desk fiction.
Firenze: Presso Filippo Marchini, 1822. Fourth edition. Octavo; G/no-DJ; Tannish-gray spine with gold text on brown & black bars; 5 Volumes only ( 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6); Boards have heavily rubbed & smudged exterior, mostly on spine, due to age and handling, some tears on spine of vols. 2, 3, 4, and 5, with splayed panels due to the leather exteriors shrinking, but otherwise are strong & sturdy; Text block have darkened along exterior edges due to age, vol. 5 has small tear at tail edge of title page, otherwise pages are generally intact with slight foxing toward edges, tight binding; pp 1289. Italian language. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders. Aisle 7.
New York: Corell Press; Press of the Classical School Associated, 1895. Limited/500. 16mo; vg+/wraps; tan spine with no text; brown text on front panel; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 47 pp.; decorative engraved text figures and enlarged capitals; spine, sunned; chipping tail-edge; front joint, split start; else very good; ---LIMITATION, 500 copies, no plates made and text type distributed; ---Lawton: American author and educator; graduated from Harvard in 1873, studied at Berlin, 1882-83; member of the Assos expedition; professor of Greek language and literature, 1895-1907, Adelphi College, Brooklyn; owner and principal of the School of the Lackawanna at Scranton for your years; literary work and lecturing; classical editor and contributor to Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature; wrote histories of Greek and Latin literature. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera box B.
London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., n.d. [c. 1860s]. Oblong 4tos.; 93 pp. [Vol. 1], 95 pp. [Vol. 2], 93 pp. [Vol. 3], 95 pp. [Vol. 4], 94 pp. [Vol. 5]; G+ condition; three-quarter bound maroon leather spine, edges of boards, and corners with red cloth-covered boards and marbled endpapers; 5 panels to spines; fading to gilt text-blocks; cocking to spines and boards; rubbing and fraying to spines and corners; bumping, chipping, and fraying to head and tails of spine, particularly Vol. 1; rubbing, soiling, and age-toning to boards, particularly Vol. 2; age-toning throughout interiors and to endpapers, text legible; slight tearing/missing corners to blank pages between endpapers and half-title page, all volumes; ex-library stamp to half-title page, all volumes; front boards re-hinged with pasted strip of red flint paper; front boards loose to Vols. 1 and 5 despite repairs; black stain towards mid-bottom half of front board, Vol. 3; Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s) Shelved on rare/exp bookcase near stairs on sales floor.
Montrouge, France: Editions Corvina, 1952. First Edition. Folio of loose plates in paper-covered case. VG/VG- condition. Case has some shelf wear and bumps on spine and edges. Folio wrap of unbound leaves of descriptive text in French accompanies B/W photographic plates. Pictorial with burgundy letters on mustard colored spine. Item currently shrink-wrapped (as seen in photo) Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, on bookcase above Ephemera section.
Rome: Ecole francaise de Rome, 1991. Quarto; VG paperback; Teal spine with off-white text; Covers have some rubbing and edge wear (incl. creases at bottom edges and frays at spine's bottom corners), back cover has a thin vertical crease about 3 inches long its upper left, binding is strong; Textblock interior clean; 219 pp.; Text mainly in French, a few articles in Italian. Contains several B&W images and folding maps/diagams/etc.
Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1884. Octavo; good+ paperbacks; brown cloth tape on spine with no text; quarter-bound with tan panels and black text; ex libris, name stamp, half-title page; edges wear and bumping; all edges deckle; text block, clean; 430 + 408 pp.; illus., frontispieces, 45 steel engravings, folded panorama, 36 text figures, 19 plates, some double pages; and 8 folded color maps; front panels with engravings; panels, rubbed; darkened, v1 [very dark], chipping and tears; else very good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN. [Spine is dark brown cloth with no text on spine- 2 volumes] Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf to the right of ephemera items.
Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 1909. First Edition. Octavo; G+ condition hardcover; Re-bound in brown leather with gilt lettering and 5 raised bands on spine; Original wraps bound, floral end papers, sewn-in silk bookmark; Book illustrated with tipped-in black and white prints; Text in Italian; Some wear to the boards at the edges, boards are very slightly bowed; Some foxing/staining to text, mostly at front of book; Text block musty, half titlepage detatched yet present; 452 pages. SHELVED: Aisle 7.
Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Productions, 2015. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 187 pages; VG-; Spine is dark blue with white lettering; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges, has faint rubbing on the front cover; general shelfwear to exterior (see photos) signed on the dedication page by John Lewis; NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
Indianapolis and New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1942. First Edition. 8vo., 282pp.; VG/VG-; spine red and green with white and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price ripped; sun-fading to spine, minor wear to edges, hinges, head and tail of spine; top edge of text block stained green, faded; pages have some age-toning; stated first edition on copyright page; INSCRIBED by Brant on ffep using her pseudonym Lange Lewis; The first of her Lieutenant Richard “The Moose” Tuck series, as well as her debut novel, this was followed by Juliet Dies Twice (1943), Meat for Murder (1943), The Birthday Murder (1945), and The Passionate Victim (1952). An oft forgotten Los Angeles based mystery writer, she was married to Mal Bissell, a writer of weird tales. She also wrote as Jane Beynon (Cypress Man, 1944), and under her own name produced a historical novel about Mexico, La Chingada; scarce in any condition, let alone with a dust jacket; shelved case 6.
Washington, D.C. none given, 1841. First. Octavo; vg-/none; tan leather spine with gilt lettering on red and black labels; ex library, stamps; shelf wear and bumping; text block clean; light age-toning; endpapers, foxed; permanent bookmarkers; boards, rubbed; chipped; large library label; spine, chipped, faux banding; else very good; [Document 111 alone, 1456pp.]; ---ISBN none.
Leiden: Ex officina Plantaniana, apud Raphelengium, 1590, 1595. Small octavo; 302, 48 pp. Contemporary vellum, ruled in black with spiral design at center of boards. Very good; boards somewhat bowed; some soiling and rubbing; some small tears and soiling to pastedowns; interior generally clean. An early tract in political theory by the celebrated humanist scholar, Justus Lipsius. Text in Latin. Shelved in Case #3.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1926. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., ix, 342pp.; VG; spine blue with black lettering; bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; small sticker on rear pastedown; color frontispiece with guard; illustrated endpapers; front cover has an illustrated pastedown; ex-libris bookplate on half-title page; AS consignment; Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf to the right of ephemera items.
Milano [Milan]: per Paolo Gottardo Pontio, stampatore regio. A instantia di Pietro Tini, 1585. First Edition, Second Issue. 8vo., 700pp., 2pp. errata; VG; spine paneled brown leather with black label and gilt lettering; spine reads 'Lomazzo's / Treatise / 1585'; rebound, new spine, boards, endpapers; title page has small woodcut printer’s device, half-title with woodcut portrait of Lomazzo in medallion on recto of B1; some waviness to pages, minor towards beginning, gently increases towards the latter half; interior clean with no markings; minor bookworm damage on first four pages, mostly on bottom edge, does not impact text with the exception of the word 'instantia' in publishers information on title page; some smudging to first few pages; wide margins; overall an exceptionally clean copy; shelved case 3.
Boston: Lee and Shepard, Publishers, 1871. 10mo; pp 248; G/no-DJ; dark green spine with gilt text; cloth shows moderate wear to spine; rubbed edges; some bumping corners; blind stamped triple borders to front and rear boards; beveled edges; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; previous owner's name to front endpapers; frontispiece with tissue guard; offsetting to tissue guard; deckled edges; interior lightly toned; shelved in Aisle 7.
Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany: Joseph Wolffischen, 1783. folio, 750pp., 24pp. index, 136pp.; VG; bound in brown leather, paneled spine with no lettering; front board decorated with metal in the four corners, diamond in the center; remnants of two clasps present, two metal hooks on fore edge of front board, two torn leather strips bound into rear board; moderate rubbing to boards; newer endpapers; title page has had a strip of paper approximately 1.25 inches (3.5cm.) high torn off of the bottom, primarily including the entirety of the publication information. It has been repaired with the backing of another sheet on that portion. There is a small tear in the middle of the page that is backed by a piece of paper on the verso, and so barely impacts the legibility of the words; complete collation: endpaper, title page, 2pp. table of contents, 4pp., 750pp., 24pp. index, title page, 6pp., 136pp.; separate title page with separate pagination; page 110 misprinted as 100, 160 as 142, 217 as 21, 271 as 217, 523 as 532, 524 as 534, 554 as 454, 732 as 571, only the page number impacted; small repairs on pages 165/166, 571/572, 633/634, 649/650, 687/688, 701/702, 705/706, 719/720, 1/2; illustrated pages beginning parts two and three on pages 165 and 567. The pagination between pages 566-571 appear to be missing a page, as is usual with this edition; ffep partially detached; profusely illustrated with over 800 black and white woodcut illustrations, including genre scenes, individual plants and animals, and distilling apparatus; Adam Lonicer was a German botanist who studied at Marburg and the University of Mainz, obtaining his Magister degree at sixteen years of age. After becoming a Doctor of Medicine in 1554, he became the town physician in Frankfurt am Main. His true interest though was herbs and the study of botany. His first important work on herbs, the Kräuterbuch, was published in 1557, with a large part dealing with distillation. He married Magdalena Egenolff, the daughter of Christian Egenolff, his Frankfurt publisher and a printer who specialized in herbals. The work that made his name famous is this popular herbal, the Kräuterbuch. Lonicer provides us with one of the early descriptions of local flora as well as being one of the first to differentiate deciduous trees from conifers. shelved case 4.
New York: Gould, Banks and Co., 1840. first U.S. edition. Octavo in leather. Fair condition hardcover. Shelf and edge wear to boards. Corners bumped. Top and bottom of spine frayed. Abrasions to leather on front and back boards. Both hinges cracked. Pages are age toned. Former owners name written on inside of front board. Book is 319pp. See all five photos for details. Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf to the right of ephemera items.
Amstelredami [Amsterdam]: Zachariam Heyns Bibliopolam, 1595/1594. First Editions Thus. small octavo, , 184, , 248, , 17-191 [i.e. 187]; VG; bound in full contemporary vellum, burgundy label with gilt lettering; mild soiling and rubbing to vellum; In Auli Persi and Auli Persi Flacci have individual title pages with the same publication information, Antiquarius has a separate date; small amount of writing to first title page; shelved case 3.
London: J. Tonson, 1722. Second Edition. 12mo, 2 volumes; G; paneled brown spines with a faded textblock and gilt; moderate shelf-wear and bumping to boards; damage to head and tail of both spines, some peeling and scrapes on spine; volume 1 has a sticker on front board saying 'Lot 333'; volume 2 front board tenuously attached; previous owners name in pen on inside front board; text clear with minor staining that does not impact the text; stated second edition; GP consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1961. First UK Edition. Hardcover octavo with dust jacket, both in very good condition. No markings to text and pages are clean. 251 pp. Binding is strong, slightly cocked. Dust jacket has very light shelf/edge wear, lacks large piece of rear flap of dustwrapper, however DJ is nicely protected and maintained by a transparent mylar book jacket cover. An attractive copy of the author's first book.