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.
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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].
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1929. Limited edition. Octavo. Vellum spine over boards; publisher's slipcase. #417 of 500 numbered copies SIGNED by the author and the artist. With 10 b-w engraved plates, and two engravings in the text. Very good; boards slightly soiled; small chip to vellum of spine; slipcase worn, and missing top panel. TJ Consignment.
Cambridge: Printed by Roger Daniel, Printer to the University, 1647. First Edition, First Issue. 12mo., 436pp.; G+; spine paneled black leather with gilt lettering; some bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; gutter visible on ffep; pages 435, 436, and the errata page are facsimiles laid loose within; pages 431-434 have some damage to the fore edges and corners; small piece of paper with a description of the volume pasted onto verso of ffep; some notes in ink on verso of title page; some toning to page edges from age; what appears to be a name written on title page in ink; by one of the most famous of the Cambridge Platonists; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Rochester NY: Sage & Brother, 1851. First Edition. Octavo, xviii, 477 pages; Fair; in silk hardcover with blind-stamped decoration on front and rear covers and spine, gilt titles on spine, large map (18x21"), 21 monochrome plates including frontispiece, (1 fold-out), a fold-out table of dialects and numerous illustrations in the text. Ex-library, formerly of the Kansas Philomathic Institute, with usual ex-library markings; worn covers, rubbed and bumped with small area of silk loss on spine, very worn spine ends. Hinges broken at front and back, ffep missing.; Pages 231-234 missing, replaced with old photocopies.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1877. second edition. G+ condition. 8vo in peach cloth boards with red-brown half-leather spine (leather spine and corners), title on spine in gilt. Wear to boards; edges rubbed, agetoning and cracking to spine, splitting beginning at front joint, light general wear otherwise. Top edge of textblock is gilt, other edges agetoned and foxed. Light foxing throughout, mostly to endpages. 401 pp.
London: Reeves and Turner, 1888. octavo in cloth. VG- Condition. Light shelf and edge wear to boards. Gutter cracked in area of page 96. Hinges have been repaired. Pages are rough cut. 202 pages of text. 14 page publishers advertisement at end of text. Spine is blue with gilt text. Wrapped in clear plastic cover.
Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1896. First Large Paper Edition. Octavo; VG- condition hardcover; spine brown leather w/ gold txt, creasing at joints, light wear and fraying at head & tail of spine, all around edges; boards clean & firm; binding slightly loose at hinges otherwise strong; pgs have very little wear, some aging; slight discoloration at txt block, some chipping at edges, otherwise in pristine cond. Limited printing for American distribution, #34 of 275 copies printed. 335pp.
Amsterdam: Pieter Mortier, 1700. First edition. Folio; (16), 282, (8) pp.; VG; Illustrated with 141 numbered plates; each plate contains two engravings. Dutch translation by Willem Sewel of the French original by David Martin. Original calf, rubbed at extremities; front hinge splitting at spine top; interior age-toned; occasional discoloration and waterstaining to margins; engravings intact and clean. NOTE: Volume 1 - Old Testament - only. Shelved above case 2.
Baltimore, MD: Black Classic Press, 1997. Special Limited Edition. 8vo., 244 pages, VG-/no DJ as issued; black cloth boards, red metallic lettering to spine: rubbing to spine, "MOSLEY" somewhat obscured yet legible; mild wear to boards, light bumping to head and tail, mild fraying to bottom corner of front board, boards somewhat shaken, binding sturdy; mild wear to text-block, light scattered foxing to top; interior clean; unnumbered "special limited edition" stated to copyright page, SIGNED flat by Mosley to ffep; shelved Case 6.
London: The Bodley Head, 1922. Second edition. Small octavo; xvi, 392 pp. With illustrations and three maps (one folding). Publisher's original green cloth. VG. One small rubbed area on spine. Pages age-toned. Some foxing to endpapers and fore-edges. Binding tight. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper. Shelved aisle 7.
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons LTD., 1957. First Edition. Octavo. VG condition hardcover. xvii, 492 pages including appendices and index. Book in very good condition except for slight age yellowing to pages. Tight binding, text is clean and unmarked. 33 plates, printed on one side of special art paper. 21 campaign maps. Silver titling on spine and "Princess Mary's Own" emblem in silver on front cover. Standard age wear and rubbing to green boards. Green spine with silver lettering.
London: British School of Archaeology in Egypt / Bernard Quaritch, Ltd., 1940. Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; Red spine with black text; Boards strong, spine lightly sunned, corners slightly bumped, edges have occasional tiny chips and indents, surface of boards have occasional light rubbing and small spots, pastedowns age toned and have very occasional light foxing, front pastedown a few wrinkles, binding strong; Textblock age toned, interior clean; 38 pp. text, 41 pp. plates / illustrations, approx. 79 pp. total.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992. First edition. Large, oblong octavo; VG/VG-; Green spine with off-white/pale yellow text; Dustjacket has some rubbing; Boards straight and strong w/some light rubbing, front pastedown has small book plate, binding strong; Textblock interior clean; 318 pp.
London: J. Wright, 1807. First Edition. London; J. Wright; 1807; First Edition; Octavo; Poor/no dj; full leather, front board mostly detached, portions of leather missing at head and tail edges of spine, boards, rubbed, moderate to mild insect damage to bottom edge of front pastedown and textblock through page 122 and at lower right corner of back pastedown and last nine pages of textblock; moderate soiling and light staining to front and rear endpapers; edges of textblock soiled; pages clean and tight; 1,073 pp plus preface and table of contents; offered as is; shelved in ext. 11.
Paris, France: Vilo International, 2001. Authorized English-Language Edition. Quarto. VG+/VG+. DJ spine and black panels are a basic glossy black, with beige authors, red italics for title squeezed in and immediately followed by colorful porcelain plates in a myriad of tones, overlaying each other across rear, spine and front jacket. DJ edgewear light, limited to upper corners. fine dark gray clothbound HB, red italics for title stamped and centered on undamaged spine. author and title incised in red and centered beneath upper panel edge. smooth and excellent HB edges and corners. front bookplate label affixed to left fep. heather gray endsheets. 269 numbered color images, small to large with much text detail. includes historical background, includes maps and extensive series of chapters, unspotted, semi-glossy and illustrations have much bright detail and black text title, dimensions, origin and more. clear edges, all sides. excellent and under clear protective cover. scarce. 200 pp. ISBN # 2845760388. Shelve Front Table / OR Under Review Table.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1897. First edition. VG/None 8vos in gray cloth, titles on spines in gilt. Spines straight, boards flat. Hinges loose, back hinge on vol. 1 starting. Text-blocks browned, no foxing, gilt tops tarnished. Pages and plates clean, flat and white, no foxing, no notes or underlining, PO BP on fpd both volumes. All four maps in pockets vol.1 intact, no tears, chemical staining. 587 and 714 pgs., 4 pgs. publisher adverts.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1911. First American ed. Quarto; vg/none; blue cloth spine with gilt lettering; ex libris, name label, front pastedown; v1, shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; age-toning; 384 pp.; 90 illus., maps and figures; some color; binding shaken; spine,edges, and joints, wear and chipping; sunned; ---v2, shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 420 pp.; 80 illus., maps and figures; some color; binding, shaken; spine, sunned; joints, corners and edges, wear and chipping; else very good. Shelved endcap near stairs on sales floor.
Bruxelles: Centre Belge de Recherches Archeologiques a Apamee de Syrie, 1969. Small Quarto; VG-/G; Black/white/gray spine with without text; Dust jacket has tear at front head edge, otherwise exterior has slight rubbing and minor edge wear; Boards have lightly sunned 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 154. French language. Aisle 7.
London: Arthur Baker Ltd., 1937. Assumed first edition. Octavo; good condition hardcover. sunned spine with gold text; boards, moderate shelf wear and bumping; sunned at the spine; flaking at the corners and spine; 1" white stain, head edge of front board; endpapers/text block, age-toning; 322pp. --SIGNED by author on front free endpaper.
Philadelphia: Uriah Hunt & Son, 1861. Second Edition. 12 mo; Fair/Hardcover; Black shredded spine, gilt text; Heavy shelf wear and age to cover boards, Large 3 inch open peel extending to lower edge of front cover, exposing board underneath, fading along surfaces, age toning to covers, peeling, and fraying to spine and corners; Binding solid, foxing along paste-downs and foxing, minor light stains within pages: Dark red age toning and foxing along text block exterior, Text block clean, in Latin language, 192 pp, [Shelved in aisle 7].
New York: J. K. Wellman, 1846. First Edition. 8vo., 352pp., 96pp.; VG-; bound in 3/4 black leather, spine paneled black with gilt lettering; marbled boards and endpapers; some wear to corners, hinges, spine has moderate cracking; binding slightly shaky, but sturdy; volume 1 has forty-seven colored and two uncolored lithographs; volume 2 is incomplete, having only the first 96 pages bound in, with twelve of the forty-eight colored lithographs; plates are unusually bright, with no fading to color; pages have scattered and faint foxing and fingerprint marks, else clean; volume 2 published 1847; shelved case 10.
Roma [Rome]: Ermanno Loescher, 1874. 8vo., 606pp.; VG; spine black cloth, light blue label and black lettering; 3/4 bound, black cloth, light blue marbled boards; very mild foxing; newly rebound, very mild shelfwear; with 1 folding map of the Ancient Rome Vestigian Plant in excellent condition and 18 panels out of text engraved in steel, Views of: Piazza Colonna, Campidoglio, Roman Forum, Flavian Amphitheater called the Colosseum; Arch of Constantine; Basilica of St. John in Lateran; Basilica of St. Mary Major; Porta Maggiore; Foro Trajano; Piazza del Quirinale; etc. etc.; text in ITALIAN; shelved Italian language or under front counter.
London and Edinburgh: A. Fullarton, 1854. A new edition revised and much enlarged. Quarto; 472 p. + 156 pp. of plates. Rebound in black library binding, with new endpapers. VG; some tape repairs to first few pages; old tideline from waterstain on lower corners of last few pages; age-toned throughout; previous owner's name on front pastedown. Shelved in alcove.
Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honore Champion, 1923. VG- Condition hardcover. Thin Quarto in marbled boards with gray half-cloth spines, title on spine in gold on red labels. Volume has light bumping and fraying to edges and corners, has 2" tear to cloth at bottom of front board along spine. Textblock agetoned, clean, some library stamps, 246pp + folding maps.
New York: Longmans, Green & Co., 1925. New Edition. New edition with coloured plates after the original illustrations by H. Alken and T. J. Rawlins; Large Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Red fabric spine with gilded text. Boards have general shelf wear, age toned spine, slight bumping to corners, rubbing on edges, some bubbling and small light stains on rear. apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has minor wear to deckled edges, foxing on some pages, loose illustrated page between p4 and 5, cracking on gutter between p112 and 113, otherwise, clean, free of marks on pages; pp 157.
London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1926. New Edition. New Edition; Large Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Green fabric spine with gilded text. Boards have rubbing on edges, bumping to corners, tears on end of spine, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has slightly age toned, small round sticker on front end paper by previous bookstore, otherwise, clean, free of marks on pages; pp 239.
None given, 19?? First. Folio; G/No jacket hardcover; Brown leather spine, gilt lettering and designs on front cover;Bound in 1/2 Morocco; Cover shows significant wear at all sides, more severe on spine, spine is greatly worn, leather is peeling, bumping to all corners, leather is fraying on all corners; Binding is cracking and wavy, but all pages are currently bound; Marbled End papers; Text block is age toned, free of marking; Leaves of Deane's correspondence photographically reproduced. Not paginated.
Lund: C. W. K. Gleerup, 1949. Text in Latin; Thin octavo; VG- hardcover. Grey spine with gilded text; Rebound in hardcover, original pb cover glued to front board, this cover lightly age toned, back board has small amount of very faint smudging near bottom, front pastedown has former owner's book plate, binding strong; Textblock age toned, textblock head edge has occasional small, faint damp stains, interior clean; 112 pp.