Belgrade: National Museum of Titov Veles, 1973, 1975, 1981. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Blue spines, Vol. I: gilded spine text, Vol. II: silver spine text, Vol. III: white spine text; Boards of all volumes straight, all have rubbing on covers. Vol. I: edge and corner wear. Vol. II: light wear on spine edges, back board's upper corner bumped, back board has a few indents on edges and in middle. Vol. III spine cocked. Bindings of all volumes strong; Textblocks: Vol. I has closed tear at top of first page, interiors of all volumes clean; Vol. I: 268 pp.; Vol. II: 189 pp.; Vol. III: 323 pp.
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Cleveland OH: World Syndicate, 1934. Second. Small octavo, size of a Big Little Book, unpaginated, over 250 pp in pictorial boards, yellow and blue illustration with red and black titles. Cover variation indicates this is the second printing. Condition is Very Good to Fine; slight shelfwear and bumping to the spine ends. The interior pages still retain some suppleness, and are dark tan, about a 6 on the Overstreet Whiteness Level scale. Book contains the life of Daniel Boone and the career of General von Steuben, the Revolutionary War hero. At one panel per page, this is a very thick, pre-comic book version of Classics Illustrated.
Rome: 1994. Text in Italian; Large octavo; VG/VG; Black spine with white text; Dustjacket front cover has some rubbing to glossy surface, DJ has some light edge wear in bottom right of front cover (edge wear otherwise very minimal), inside back flap has small, light crease in upper corner; Boards strong, binding strong; Textblock interior clean; 340 pp.
Zagreb: Zora Publisher, 1970. Quarto; VG/G+; Spine has black and white photo of stone wall, no text; Dustjacket age toned, DJ has occasional light fraying at spine edges and at some corners, back cover very occasional light rubbing, back cover has a large but faint damp stain at upper edge, inside of DJ has scotch tape along top and bottom edges; Boards straight and strong, slightly darker from age at edges, front board a little bit of very faint rubbing perceptible near middle, binding strong; Textblock lightly age toned, interior clean.
Lugduni Batavorum: Elzeviriana [Elzevier], 1630. First Edition. 32mo, 245 pages; VG; bound in contemporary vellum, vellum clean and in excellent condition, title written at top of spine; engraved title page; binding tight, 2nd ffep torn out, pages clean and free from marking, rear paste down has come loose revealing several pieces of a music manuscript used in binding; shelved case 3.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1876. Second Edition. Octavo hardcover in dark brick-colored boards, VG-/No DJ: some shelfwear, some bumping to head and tail of spine and corners of boards, some concomitant abrading, some age-toning to edges of text block and interior, some sunning and resultant darkening on spine, previous owner's name written on ffep, front and rear hinges show splits starting, light, sporadic foxing to interior, pages a bit stiff. Includes black-and-white engraving of Augustus Raymond Margary as frontispiece. Fold-out map of Margary's route also present: minor foxing to map, about a 2" closed tear to one fold, but map is intact. Front matter includes biographical preface and itinerary. Includes "Concluding Chapter" by Sir Rutherford Alcock, K.C.B. and index at rear of book. Scarce. Full title reads as follows: The Journey of Augustus Raymond Margary, From Shanghae to Bhamo, and Back to Manwyne. From His Journals and Letters, With a Brief Biographical Preface: To Which is Added a Concluding Chapter, By Sir Rutherford Alcock, K.C.B. With a Portrait Engraved by Jeens, and a Route Map. [Spine has dark brownish background and gilt text. [Transferred from Dupont to Rockville 6/20/2016].
London: Constable and Company, Ltd., 1927. 1st assumed. G+ Slim 4to in grey cloth, title on front top corner as white paper paste-down, with simple black text. No DJ. Corners bumped, edges and spine abraded, tear in spine an top front joint. Boards very soiled, back board foxed. textblock browned and sooty. Pages falt, foxed throughout, slightly browner at edges. Plates on glossy stock, white, unfoxed, color plates vivid. Gift inscription on fep. Note in ink on pg. 36. 37 pgs. 28 plates plus frontispiece, 5 and frontispiece in color. shelve locked Art oversize.
New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1960. First edition. Quarto; 232 pp. Hardcover in dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs, drawings, and plans. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Fuller on title page. VG/VG. Interior clean and tight. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Creased dust jacket is worn at extremities, with chipping at spine ends and extremities. Shelved in Case #10.
The Hague: 1616. First edition. Thick, large quarto in vellum; VG; strong covers, heavily soiled with five-band embossed spine; boards' sides folded inward due to storage and shelving; inside front board has tiny ink inscriptions; dusty edges; paper at times heavily faded and wobbly with slight offsetting not affecting text; first 53 pages stained probably from water damage; back of plate 42 contains blue and black ink signatures; the book has been collated in a disorderly fashion and a few plates are missing primarily in the Geometry section; the Preface, and Symmetry section are at the end; the book also contains a Table of Dimensions of Fortifications; each section has approximately 40 to 80 pages; in French; Samuel Marolois (Maroloys or Marloy) was a Dutch Military Engineer and Mathematician whose works were revised by Albert Girard.
Paris: Librairie Alphonse Lemerre, 1920. 12mo; vg- condition hardcover; brown cloth spine with gilt lettering; ex libris, bookplate; rebound; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 409 pp.; illus., frontispiece and text engravings; general toning; binding shaken; boards, flaking; else very good; ---TEXT IN FRENCH.
London: R. and J. Dodsley in Pall-mall, 1755. First Edition. 12mo, 239pp.; VG-; pg. 239 misnumbered as 139, 241 - 268 index, 4 pages ads in rear; spine tan in six paneled sections, red morocco label with gilt lettering; small hole in middle of page 5/6; some shelfwear and bumping to corners and boards, a crack on front board, does not ipact binding; binding tight; text clear; corners are creased on pp. 143, 145, 147; bilingual, parallel texts in Latin and English on opposite pages, including both a Latin and English title page; GP consignment; shelved case 3.
London: W. Meadows, 1745. Second edition. Octavo; vg+/none; brown leather spine with no text and raised bands; gilt filigree rulings; shelf wear and bumping; edges and joints, chipping and wear; endpapers, toning starts, Front board loose yet not detached; 428 pp., "A table of English Silver Coins with plates," 28 pp.; "A table of English Gold Coins with plates," 4 pp.; index, 12 pp.; boards, use wear; else good.
London: The Biographical Press, 1907. First Edition. First Edition; Large Octavo; VG- condition hardcover; Brown leather spine with gilded text. Boards have shelf wear, rubbing on edges and joints, bumping on corners, bumping and tear on rear edge, chipping on spine head, rear cover is starting to detach due to weakened joint, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has minor wear on gilded edges, foxing on some page, Ex-Libris book plate on front paste down, cracking on inner hinges, otherwise, clean, free of marks on pages; pp 436; Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to restriction(s).
New York: Random House, 1944. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 289pp.; VG/VG-; spine yellow and black with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; jacket folded slightly askew; some chips to head and tail of spine, corners; wear to hinges; some age-toning to pages; top edge of text block black; The story of an amnesiac girl, with a veteran of WWI trying to unravel her past; Shelved on rare/exp bookcase near stairs on sales floor.
Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2006. Large Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Black spine with light green text; Boards have minor rubbing on exterior with slight edge wear, otherwise panels are strong & intact; Text block has slight shelf wear due to handling with otherwise unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 630. Aisle 7. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Westview Press/HarperCollinsPublishers, Inc., 1997. First printing. Octavo; VG/VG; Black spine with beige text; Dust jacket has very slight rubbing along edges and at fore corners; Boards are clean with strong & intact panels; Text block has crisp, clean pages with tight binding,covered with mylar; pp 207.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1975. Octavo. VG/Fair DJ. Black, brown and green spine with orange and green text; dustjacket is torn at multiple locations around the edges, with a significant 1.25 inch tear by the spine and multiple holes around the back dj edge, dj has the largest tear encompassing 1.5 inches on the back edge; inside flap of the back dj is slightly creased at the upper left hand corner; boards are strong and mostly clean; binding is strong; fore-edge foxing; textblock is clean. Pp. 166.
Cincinnati: Winthrop B. Smith & Co., Publishers, 1848. Revised and Improved. Small Octavo; pp 336; G-/no-DJ; light brown spine with gilt text to black bar; leather boards has moderate wear to exterior and edges, some chipping to head spine edge, rear board shows slight cracking toward head edge at joint; text block has age toned exterior edges, slight staining toward edges of first few pages, cracking to front hinge; previous owner's name to front pastedown; interior clean;.
Gorlicii [Gorlice]: Fritsch, 1583. 8vo., , A1-R4; VG; in wraps; front cover is the title page, with some age-toning, two words in ink written along lower fore edge, 3 numbers along upper fore corner; a piece of patterned paper along spine, tattered; some sparse and scattered underlining and marginalia; wear to corners; wide margins along fore and lower edge, cut close along upper edge; 25 lines handwritten on rear cover in Latin; TG consignment; shelved case 4.
Witebergae [Wittenberg]: 1531. First Edition. Small quarto (7.125 x 5.5 inches; 182 x 140 mm.).  leaves. Signatures: A-E4 F6 G² h4 I-N4 O² P-2V4(-2V4, blank). Bound without blank leaf 2V4; 2A2 signed "A2." Printer and date of publication from colophon on 2V3 recto. Apologia Confessionis has separate title-page (G1 recto), with "Emenda" beneath the title. Decorative and historiated woodcut initials. Later quarter calf with black paper-covered boards; all edges trimmed and stained blackish-blue; plain endpapers, double-flyleaves at front, single at the rear. Front board detached but for single string at bottom; calf mostly gone; edges worn; corners softened; scuffing to boards; loose electrical tape affixed to bottom of rear board, curling over spine. Front free endpaper and first flyleaf completely detached. Repairs to inner hinges; label pulled up from front pastedown. Split between gatherings V and Z, starting between leaves 2T3 and 2T4, 2V2 and 2V3. Minor thumbsoiling scattered throughout text; some toning; occasional foxing. Text very good in just good binding. Housed in custom black cloth clamshell with red spine label stamped in gilt. [Augsburg Confession]. Confessio fidei exhibita invictiss. Imp. Carolo V. Caesari Aug. in Comiciis Augustae, Anno M. D. XXX. Addita est Apologia Confessionis [by Philipp Melancthon]. Beide, Deudsch und Latinisch. Wittenberg: [Impressum per Georgium Rhau, 1531]. First edition of the Augsburg Confession, containing the Latin texts of the Confessio and Melanchton's Apologia. Although the title-page states that it contains both the Latin and German texts, this first edition contains Latin text only (the German translation by Justus Jonas was added slightly later). Catalog entry tipped to front pastedown from "J. J. Lentnersche Hofbuchhandlung (E. Stahl), München," "Lager-Katalog Nr. 8." Annotations throughout the text in at least two, possibly as many as four different hands, including a couple of manicules. Several early ink ownership inscriptions on the title-page, the earliest that of "Theodorus Backhusius Possessor," who was pastor at Oldenberg (d. 1625); followed by "Vogt 1735," "JFG Olbers 1766" and "H. Meere." Recto of front free endpaper bears ink manuscript notes that seem to be from nineteenth-century New Testament commentator H. A. W. Meyer [Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer (1800-1873)], dated 1868; verso with additional notes, signed by his son "Professor Dr. [Gustav] Meyer," dated "7 Januar 1883." Bookseller's ticket of Schaeffer & Koradi, Philadelphia. Neuser, Bibliographie, 8. See VD16 C 4734 and C 4735. Sold together with a copy of Neuser's Bibliographie der Confessio Augustana und Apologie, 1530-1580. Nieuwkoop: De Graaf Publishers, 1987.; BK consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Colburn and Co., 1852. Second edition. Two volumes. Octavo; xiii, 299, 16 (ads); x, 315, 24 (ads) pp. Publisher's original brown cloth. Engraved frontispieces to both volumes. Boards rubbed at extremities, age-toned and soiled. Hinge of Volume II starting to split at spine head and tail, hinges of both volumes cracked and exposed inside front and rear covers. Top 1 inch of Volume II's spine split. Slightly shaken. Foxing to endpapers. Previous owner's signature on title pages. Good copies only. Scarce. Consignment.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First Edition. thick 8vo., viii, 864pp.; VG-; spine brown cloth with gilt lettering and blind-stamping, same on front board, only blind-stamping on rear board; protected with a mylar covering; cloth on front hinge separated, cloth on spine beginning to peel, still attached; some wear to rear hinge, corners, head and tail of spine; mild foxing throughout; small booksellers sticker on front pastedown; First publication of any part of Moby Dick; "The Town-Ho's Story" on page 658, which became Chapter 54 of the novel, still at that time titled "The Whale,"; NM consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 634pp.; G+; spine green cloth with gilt lettering; original publisher's cloth, original orange endpapers, with the publisher's circular device blindstamped on the front and rear boards; spine partially faded to tan, with gilt lettering also partially faded, some small brown discoloration to spine edge; endpapers have some discoloration; moderate foxing throughout; six pages of publisher's ads; binding slightly loose; top edge of front hinge of front board has a repaired tear; BAL 13664; HC consignment; Shelved Case 2.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. Signed First Edition. Small octavo; 132pp; bound in full orange cloth with gilt panels on spine and top board; light blue endpapers brushed in matching orange; top edge gilt; housed in glassine wrapper; some minor wear at top edges of binding and to crown and foot; hinges a bit tender; some thumb soiling on half-title; an interesting ASSOCIATION COPY signed by Adolphus Meyer and inscribed to Meyer by H. L. Mencken on title page. Mencken once referred F. Scott Fitzgerald to Meyer and Meyer subsequently treated Zelda Fitzgerald at the Phipps Clinic at Johns Hopkins in February, 1932. [Lieberman Consignment]. Shelve in high value 13's bookcase in upstairs offices.
Breslau: Wilh. Jacobsohn & Co., 1892. Neue Titelauflage. VG+/no DJ Octavo in red cloth over boards with Victorian filigree and borders, gilt lettering on spine. Ex libris, name stamp on verso of portrait page. Minor shelf wear and bumping; text clean; 602 pp. Small florette wallpaper endpapers. Spider marbling on edges of text block. In exceptional condition. ---TEXT IN GERMAN. Shelved upstairs, in shelves near copier.
Paris: Librairie Ernest Leroux, 1934. Text in French; Folio; VG-/no-DJ; Black spine with mint spine label and black text; Rebound in hardcover, boards straight and strong w/some very minor corner wear, original paperback cover glued to front board, this pb cover age toned and has foxing, its edges have occasional small chips and some closed tears, book's binding is strong; Textblock age toned, a few pages have small closed tears at edges, interior clean; 48 pp.
Paris: Ludovic Baschet, 1893. First limited edition (#54 of 650 copies). Tall folio in red hardcovers with gold gilt and black letters; VG; some soiling on covers; slight fraying on spine; some stains on first page; contains 100 photographs; in French; shelved alcove 1; please contact us for shipping costs.
London: Messr, Fores, Piccadilly, W., 1904. Octavo; VG- hardcover; Red fabric spione with gilded text and black lines on ends. Boards have shelf wear, rubbing on edges, slight bumping on corners, age toned spine with rubbing and discoloration on surface, small closed tears on joints, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has foxing on rear pages, age toned half title page, Ex-Libris book plate on front paste down, cracking on gutter between verso of front end paper and half title page, previous book store's label embossed on front end paper, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 304.
early 1700's. folio, unpaginated; VG; spine paneled black leather with red label, gilt lettering; rebound spine, 3/4 bound, corners and boards not rebound; bumping and peeling to corners, wear to boards; This book consists of a compilation of plates, mostly from Dutch engravers, featuring bible scenes. The scenes range from the creation of man to the adoration of the three kings; plates are tipped onto thicker stock; some pages have fingermark stains; shelved above case 2.
New York: Book Supply Company, 1944. Tenth Edition. Octavo; 385pp; full maroon cloth; no dustjacket; minor fading to spine; some minor wear at extremities; contents very good throughout; signed and inscribed by the author. Micheaux was a pioneering African-American author and film director. [Spine; gilt titles on maroon cloth] Pictures available upon request Book kept on bookshelf near stairs on sales floor.
Venetia: Appresso li Gueriglij, 1655. 16mo., 336pp.; VG-; spine vellum with three lines of faded lettering, one line of less faded writing saying '145'; contains 14 plates in very good condition; contains three parts in one volume: Epistole Heroiche, Risposta, and Epistole Amorose; gutter partially open along front pastedown; ink writing on rear pastedown, sticker on front pastedown; general shelfwear and bumping appropriate with a volume of this age; title page engraved; shelved case 3.
Moscow: People's Commissariat of Justice of the U.S.S.R., 1937. Proceedings. Octavo, Good/none, olive green cloth spine w/ black title, shelf wear, spot staining; bumping; heavy edge wear and chipping; corners, frayed; binding loose; split starts, hinges; 580 pp.; endpapers, age-toning; boards, sunned; else good.
London: Printed by J. M. fo Spencer Hickman, 1671. First Edition, Second Printing. square 8vo., 308pp. ; VG; spine paneled brown leather with red label and gilt lettering; signs of repair to spine; boards scored with a diamond pattern, paneled with gilt at board edges, edges themselves gilt although most has worn off; bumping to corners, head and tial of spine; marbled endpapers; bookplate on front pastedown; frontispiece, small staining along gutter; page edges toned; stamp on verso of title page for Lord Chief Baron Smythe [1705-1778]; small chipping to edges of title page; this is a second printing, as the first printing was in 1670; slight waving to pages; JG consignment; shelved case 7.
(New Rochelle): Elston Press, 1903. Limited edition, one of 160 copies. Small octavo; 28, (4) pp. Hardcover in cloth-backed boards; lacks slipcase. Taken from the 1645 printing of Milton's work, with decorative title page and initial letters and seventeen illustrations cut on wood from designs by H.M. O'Kane. VG; spine label partially eroded, affecting text; boards soiled and age-darkened; large stain on front board; interior clean and tight; many pages uncut. Shelved in Case #0.
London: Printed by S. Simmons, and are to be sold by T. Helder, at the Angel in Little Brittain, 1669. First Edition. Octavo; VG; bound in full morocco, spine paneled with gilt lettering; gilt text block; some wear and rubbing to binding; ffep through page A3 mostly loose, still attached through two pieces of string to the binding; A4, a4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Tt4, Vv2; small hole in middle of leaf Cc3, impacts text; a few leaves slightly stained. Bookplate of Thomas Jefferson McKee. McKee, 1840-1899, was a well-known book collector and lawyer from New York whose collection was auctioned off in 1900. In the auction, this copy was item number 3091. Autograph of Evert A. Duyckinck, 1839 on top blank margin of title. Evert Augustus Duyckinck, 1816-1878, was an American publisher and biographer. Among his work, he assisted Edgar Allan Poe in printing his Tales collection in 1845 and selected which stories to include. Duyckinck was also known to have lent Melville copies of his books, including a copy of the Decameron and a copy of Paradise Lost. Has the stamp of 'Lenox Library-Duplicate' on verso of title. The Lenox Library was a library incorporated and endowed in 1870, became a part of the founding collection of the New York Public Library in 1895, and opened to the public in this capacity in 1911. Of its collection in 1894, 15,000 of the 83,331 were from the collection of Evert Augustus Duyckinck. Simmons printed 1,200 first edition copies in 1667, and issued them over three years with varying title pages. The title pages have different years, with them reading 1667, 1668, or 1669. There is no known relationship between when a given copy of the text itself was printed, and the attached title page, making establishing priority difficult. This issue includes "Milton's synopsis of each book ("the Arguments" of Books 1–10), his defense of "the Verse," and a list of errata, adding sixteen pages of preliminary matter to the book. Simmons's note to the reader states that he had procured this explanation from Milton because readers of the poem had "stumbled" on first encountering it, asking "why the Poem Rimes not." Milton's strident defense of blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter) is printed in large type that fills two pages. His chosen meter, although no longer fashionable by 1667, was the dominant mode of Shakespeare's plays and is the closest to the natural rhythms of English speech. Samuel Johnson later commented sarcastically that, "finding blank verse easier than rhyme, [Milton] was desirous of persuading himself that it is better."" [Morgan Library] JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Printed by S. Simmons, 1674. Second Edition. 12mo., 333pp.; VG; spine paneled brown leather with gilt lettering and tooling; gilt panel at board edges; some bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; some wear to spine edges, spine edge between head and front board separated, front board slightly loose; frontispiece; small bookworm damage near spine at top edge of pages, 141-161, small amount of intermediate bookworm damage between pages 161 and the end some of which is in the text, some between pages 35 and 95 as an inch long scar that interferes with text; small amounts of other bookworm damage, mostly isolated to the top margin; interior clean of markings; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: S. Simmons, 1678. Third Edition. Octavo, 331 pages; VG; newly rebound in 1/4 brown leather, paneled spine with gilt lettering and gilt bordered panels, matching marbled boards and endpapers; Binder's mark for the Temple Bindery; with facsimile frontispiece bound in; A¹, A³, A⁴, B-X⁸, Y⁷. The last two leaves are blank but called for in the signatures., This copy is lacking Y⁸. Lacking leaf A², the commendatory poem entitled "In Paradisum amissam summi poetae Johannis Miltoni" by S.B. in Latin. Present are A¹, the title page, A³, with "On Paradise lost" by Andrew Marvell in English, and A⁴, "The Verse."; page number 240 misprinted as 140, text correct.; The following pages have the line numbers written in ink in the margins, in series of 5: 2-247. Some of those pages have the ink faded and barely visible. Text blocked trimmed along the top edge, occasionally cutting slightly into the title; Wide margins on fore and lower edge.; Name written in ink on title page, 'Charles Somerscales.; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: S. Simmonsl John Starkey, 1678, 1671. Early and firsts. Octavo; VG; fine binding, dark blue leather spine with gilt lettering; raised bands; gilt highlights and block borders; ex library, book plate, Thomas Clifford Allbutt [1836-1925], an English physician and inventor of the clinical thermometer; endpapers, feathered; head-edge, gilt; board edges and inside borders, gilt fluting; professionally rebound; PARADISE LOST, third edition, 1678, 331 pp.; without portrait; --PARADISE REGAIN'D, 1671, 111 pp.; without licensing leaf; ---SAMSON AGONISTES, 1671, 101 pp.; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, varied foxing; uneven printing; uneven original trim; edges, toning; pp.; split start, gutter; else very good; JG Consignment; Shelved in Case 0.
London: Printed by Ruth Raworth for Humphrey Moseley, 1645. First Edition. Octavo, 120 pages; VG; bound in full burgundy diced morocco, rebacked with closely matching spine with gilt lettering, new endpapers; bookplate of the Warrington Museum on front pastedown; small hole to page 43, 107, covers exactly one letter each; water damage to the entire interior, probably occurred before the most recent rebinding. The lower half along the gutter is largely free of water damage, but the rest faintly stained; top edge pages cut close, with the margin sometimes being removed in its entirety, and the page number cut in half.; title page shows more wear than other pages; Underlining or marginalia on pages 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30, 37, 44, 48, 49, 50, 51, 57, Issue with "S." before "Pauls" in imprint, but no priority has been established. The printing has a deep debossed lettering. Lacking frontispiece and Latin poems. While it has the separate titlepage for Comus (a.k.a. A Mask), it is lacking the one for the Latin Poemata. This 1645 collection of Milton's poetry was the only poetry of his to see print until Paradise Lost appeared in 1667. JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: J. Beecroft, W. Strahan, et al.; J. and R. Tonson, et al. 1766-1770. Seventh Edition. Octavos, 4 volumes; VG; bound in full polished brown calf, paneled brown spines with gilt numbering and a maroon morocco label with gilt lettering; gilt floral tooling on board edges; some minor peeling to heads of spines; boards show some shelf-wear, but in good condition; text clear, save for previous owners name on inside front board of all volumes; text blocks red, minor scratches, small black mark on volume 2, else clean; Vol 1: 510pp., Vol 2: 463pp., index 185pp., Vol 3: 335pp., Vol 4: 386pp., index 4; insect damage to lower right corner of volume 4 starting on page 368, does not impact readability of text; spines list volume numbers, J/2/3/4; Stated Seventh Edition of Paradise Lost; GP consignment; shelved case 0.
London: S. Simmons, 1674. Second Edition. 12mo, , 333 pages; VG; bound in full maroon straight-grained morocco, spine with elaborate gilt tooling, gilt lettering; gilt text block; two different gilt rolls along borders; gilt roll on board edges, turn-ins; marbled endpapers; top edge pages cut close, with the margin sometimes being removed in its entirety, and part of the title and page number cut in half; second free endpaper has two small slivers of paper glued on, containing previous auction/bookseller descriptions of this volume; Small bookplate on front pastedown, with the seal of the Merrill family. Ffep has the Lalique Bookplate Emilie: a 4.5 inches in length paper decorated with leaves and the large name Emilie in the design as well as the R. Lalique signature in the plain border area. The Lalique Bookplate was designed especially for the American heiress Emilie Grigsby. A 1912 auction sale of her library in New York City stated that every book in the auction contained the bookplate specially designed for her by Rene Lalique. frontispiece portrait engraved by Dolle. The first issue in which the Poem is divided into twelve books (in former issue it was in ten books only). Also for the first time appears Andrew Marvell's Commendatory Poem "On Paradise Lost" JG consignment; shelved case 0.
NY: Harper & Brothers, 1859. Presumed 1st. 8vo G-/- NDJs Brown leather covers with bright gold titles on a black titleblock on spines. Edges chipped and scuffed. Some faint age-toning to covers. Corners bumped Marbled fore-edges. Front cover of Volume 1 separated. Spines sunned. Both signatures a tad weary. Some light foxing to pages. B&W frontispieces.
London: Flesher & Young, 1640. ESTC S114978. Folio; 424 pp.; 508 pp. [two books bound as one]; contemporary full vellum; largely soiled with puncture to spine; titles printed in red and black; pp. 157-158 of second part torn in half/lost; contents else very good; individual title pages each part.1636; spine: soiled vellum with title in hand punctured. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].