Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1933. Quarto; VG hardcover; Green spine with gilded text; Boards strong w/some edge wear (corners and spine edges lightly frayed, edges have a few small indents, back board's lower left corner has tiny chip), boards have some light rubbing on surfaces and edges, spine has tiny scuff, back board has small bump on right side, pastedowns age toned, binding strong; Textblock age toned, interior clean; 93 pp. text, 47 pp. plates.
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Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1935. Large, thin octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Green spine with gilded text; Boards strong, boards have some rubbing and edge wear, corners small chips, pastedowns age toned, binding strong; Textblock age toned, interior clean; 47 pp. text, 12 pp. plates, several fold-out maps in rear.
Venetia: Domenico Farri, 1573. Small octavo; 240 pp. Contemporary vellum. Very good; vellum somewhat wrinkled and cracked; a few wormholes; hinges starting; interior clean. In this work on the origin of man, Boemus compares cultures from the Old World as well as recent reports from Africa and Asia, thus comprising an survey of of all that was then known of Spanish Central and South America. Text in Italian. Shelved in Case #3.
Venice: 1547. Quarto in marbled boards, vellum spine with title added in black ink and presumed collection number 205 at the tail of spine. Text block is mostly clean with 16th cent. annotations and some water staining to the final page and colophon. All in all an attractive early printing of an important work Roman philosopher Boethius (ca. 480-524) wrote his most famous work, THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY, while in prison in Pavia for conspiring against Theodoric, Emperor of Rome, who had named Boethius consul (510) and head of government and court services (520). In 524 he was executed without trial. Boethius's translations of and commentaries on Aristotle included in the present text are credited with re-introducing the philosopher to scholars in the 16th century eager to read writings from the Greek golden age. A millennium later with the advent of printing, early versions such as this presented Aristotle to a wider Renaissance audience and helped to establish the present cannon of classical texts. Shelve in Case # 12.
Paris: d'Auguste Delalain, 1819. Quatorzieme edition. 16mo; good/none; brown cloth spine with no text; quarter-bound w/brown and white mottled boards; new professional binding; ex libris, signature, opp. title-page; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 192 pp.; fore-edge, deckle; tail-edge, some corners restored; else very good; ---TEXT IN FRENCH.
Stuttgart: J. H. W. Dietz, 1894. Octavo: G+ hardcover: Brown, black and gold with gold text: Boards are strong and clean given age of volume, decorated with gold foil and black designs on a brown background, some shelfwear mostly concentrated around head and tail: Textblock edges dyed red by publisher, pages darkened with age and with foxing, some splitting of front few pages approximately 2-3 inches in length along joint: Text is in German: 631pp.
Farrara: Vittorio Baldini, 1607. 12mo; vg/none; white vellum boards; with black hand-written title on spine; ex libris, bookplate and signature; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 172 pp.; illus., frontispiece and 4 engraved plates; title page with cherubic border; some foxing and toning starts; bfep, staining; hand-bound boards and spine, sunned; spotting; else very good; ---TEXT IN ITALIAN. Shelved in Case #4.
Wien: Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1993. Quarto; VG- hardcover; Black spine w/yellow spine label and black text; Rebound in hardcover w/original paperback covers glued on, these pb covers have rubbing and occasional small scuff, Band I pb front cover has a few small spots, book's boards are straight and strong, edge wear minimal, bindings strong; Textblock interiors clean, textblock head edge of Band I has some spotting, pages 243 - 247 of Band I have light edge wear; Band I: 274 pp. text, 48 pp. plates, Band II: 321pp + 64pp plates + 2 folding maps ; Texts in German w/some contributions in English, French, and Italian. ISBNs: 3700119720 & 3700120176 Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to restriction(s).
Padova: Editoriale Programma, 1991. Text in Italian; Quarto; VG/VG; Black spine with white text; Dustjacket edge wear very light, DJ has some light rubbing to glossy surface, back cover of DJ a few tiny nicks; Boards straight and strong w/minimal edge wear, binding strong; Textblock interior clean; 283 pp.
Amsterdam: Aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1750. Nouvelle Édition. 12mo., 134pp., 50pp., ; VG; bound in brown cloth, paneled spine, gilt tooling, red label and gilt lettering; publishers binding; moderate wear to boards, including rubbing and scraping to boards, peeling to corners; leather cracked on hinges; chip missing to tail of spine; wear to head of spine; text block dyed red; marbled endpapers; interior clean; First published in 1737, Beugeant's celebrated but thinly disguised satire on Descarte's notion of the animal-machine attracted the censure of his superiors, leading to his brief exile from Paris; shelved case 3.
Paris? Bulletin de la Societe d'Acclimation, 1882. Offprint [SIGNED]. Octavo; vg/none; brown leather spine with gilt lettering; quarter-bound w/brown marbled paper boards; INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR [President de Institut], first page; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 32 pp.; six microbe text figures; light toning; newly bound; else very good; ---TEXT IN FRENCH. [Shelved in Case 6.].
New York: Scribner and Welford, 1885. Volume Three Only; Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Brown leather spine with gilded text. Boards have shelf wear, rubbing on edges and joints, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has cracking on inner hinges, age toned, foxing on a few pages, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 560.
Philadelphia: W.M. Bromwell And WM. White Smith, 1855. Octavo; Fair/Hardcover; Sunned black chipped spine with faded gilt design; Heavy shelf wear and age to panels, rubbing and fading along surfaces, gilt design on front cover, heavy shredding and chipping along spine and minor chipping along sides and corners, otherwise intact; Binding slightly cocked, intact, previous owner's inscription and stamp on front paste-down, minor spotting within pages, age toned pages;Age toning to text block, faded gilt along fore-edge of text block exterior; text block clean, vivid color plate, grey-scale illustrations; 432 pp.
Paris: Louis Janet, n.c. (c. 1840). Octavo; 232 pp. Original blue cloth with gilt design and lettering on boards and spine. With 16 illustrations in color. Rubbing to extremities. Rear hinge starting. Scattered foxing to interior. Text in French. Good copy only. Shelved upstairs, on rare/exp bookshelf in upstairs rear offices area.
Ephrata: Verlags der Bruderschafft, 1748. First Edition. Large thick folio; VG; bound in contemporary black leather, metal corners and broken hinges, repaired with new plain black leather paneled spine; some foxing throughout; some mild wear to fore edge of text block; with engraved frontispiece and title page vignette; collation: , A-G4, A-Z4, 2A-2Z4, 3A-3O4, A-Z4, 2A-2Z4, 3A-3Z4, 4A-4Z4, 5A-5Z4, 6A-6G4; text in German.; MW consignment; shelved in Case 4.
Munchen: Hugo Schmdt Verlag, 1920. Limited 354/500. Quarto; vg/none; red cloth spine with gilt title on black label; three-quarters bound with gray marbled boards; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 140 pp.; illus., 73 B&W plates, with tissue guards; medium toning; board edges, chipping and wear; else very good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN; ----FICTION.
New York: Harper and Row, 1976. First Edition. 8vo in grey boards, black and red text on a white dj spine. VG+/VG. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE FFEP. Minimal wear to the boards. Dj is lightly soiled on the front and back covers. 453 pgs. ISBN 0-06-010476-7. This item was from our Bethesda store, now shelved in Maryland warehouse with our regular stock. BOOK SHELVED IN THE RARE & EXPENSIVE SECTION.
Beroia: Municipalite de Beroia; Fondation Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique; Centre de Recherches de L'Antiquite Grecque et Romaine - Annexe de Beroia, 1999. Text in French; Quarto; VG-/no-DJ paperback; White spine with black text; Covers: top layer of laminate plastic slightly peeled back at top edge of front cover near middle and upper right corner, also at bottom edge of front near middle, covers have some very light wear at top and bottom of spine, occasional subtle rubbing perceptible on glossy surface of covers, book's binding is strong; Textblock interior clean; 106 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.].
New York: The Derrydale Press, 1938. Limited edition. Limited edition, Numbered 823 of 950 copies; Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Red fabric spine with black label and gilded text. Boards have age toned spine, rubbing to edges, slight bumping on corners, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has minor wear on spine, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 224.
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.
London: Gleave for Lackington, Allen & Co., 1816. First edition. Thin, small octavo in green leather with gold frame and gilt; G/G-; front board detached, but binding strong; heavy discoloration on boards and general soiling from shelving; 5-band spine embossed and strong; previous owner's name on ffep; paper faded and clean; clean text in fairly large print; pp. 160; includes 9 plates in black and white; this book is a contribution and clarification on the lack of similar research in English on the subject; sold as is; shelved upstairs.
Paris: Librairie de Firmin-Didot et Cie. 1878-1880. Octavo; G/no DJ; Ex-library; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, black with gold print, vol. 1 with stain on bottom; Boards in black library buckram cloth with gold print, stains to vol. 1, mild shelfwear; Text block has speckled edges, name in ink on front flyleaf and half-title page, library plate on front pastedown, library stamp and pencil markings on title page and final page, original wrappers bound in at end of each volume; Text in French; 2 volumes (xv, 1138 columns, 1226 columns).
London: Macmillan and Co., 1877. First edition. Octavo; G+ condition, 420 pp. + 36 pp. publisher's ads. Original gilt-decorated green cloth. Front hinge cracked; rear hinge starting. Scattered foxing. Occasional inked marginal notes in text. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper. Good copy only. Spine green cloth with gilt text].
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1923. Texts in English, French, and German; Large octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Blue spine with gilded text; Boards straight and strong. Boards and spine have wear on edges and corners, spine a few tiny tears at edges, bottom edges of boards have rubbing, front board's lower right corner slightly chipped, back board's outer edge has small indent and some rubbing. Surface of boards and spine have occasional rubbing of a white color, esp. near bottom of back board. Pastedowns age toned. Binding is strong; Textblock age toned, textblock head edge darker from age, interior clean; 477 pp. text, 14 pp. plates in rear.
London: J. Dodsley, 1890 and 1891. Second Edition, First Printing. Octavo., 356 pages, 139 pages; VG; spine paneled brown leather with red label and gilt lettering; 1/4 rebound with brown leather and marbled boards; mild shelfwear and bumping; green speckling to text block; interior has sparse notations in margins throughout, mild foxing; writing in pencil covering rebound ffep; reflections is the first printing of the second edition, with the following points: title-page with the 'M' in the date slightly off to the right of the 'D' in the publisher's name, the preface has the floral printer's ornament on iv, page 223, line 23, shows the misprint: 'ascertainmennt' rather than 'ascertainment', there is a dagger printer's mark at the bottom of page 194.; JG consignment; shelved case 7.
Publisher, year, and locale of publication not indicated; Thin quarto; G+/no-DJ; Brown spine with no text; Covers scuffed, have rubbing and a few small spots, edges worn, base of spine has small closed tear in surface, pastedowns age toned w/some rubbing and flecks, binding strong; Textblock age toned, interior clean; 14 pp.
London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., 1992. Large octavo; VG/VG; Blue spine with black text; Dustjacket VG with occasional very light edge wear, flaps lightly age toned; Boards strong, boards slightly bowed, bottom left corner of back board slightly bumped, binding strong; Textblock age toned, interior clean; 297 pp.
London: John Murray, 1899. Second impression. Octavo; 431 pp. Rebacked, with new leather spine and spine label over original boards. Corners of boards bumped and frayed. Light foxing. Binding is solid. Pages are rough cut. Book contains 6 black and white illustrations and 6 maps. Good solid copy. Shelved under counter.
London; New York: George Allen; E. P. Dutton, 1902. First American. Oblong quarto; vg/none; brown cloth spine with no text; quarter-bound w/ illustrated brown paper and black titles; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; unpaginated, 30 pp.; B&W text figures and full color plates; front hinge split start; edges and corners, some chipping and wear; else very good. Shelved Case #13.
Milan: Paolo Carrara, 1910. first edition. thick quarto in 3/4 ivory and blue hardcovers; 5-band spine with gold letters on frame; VG; ex-libris plate on back cover; covers show some soiling around spine; strong binding; paper and edges heavily faded; text clean; filled with engravings and art reproductions in black and white; p. 405 has a small cut at bottom; pp. 636; in Italian; shelved in Arts (Italy) section; please contact us for shipping costs.
London: The Office, 1848. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Green leather spine with red label and gilded text. Boards have general shelf wear, rubbing to edges, bumping on corners, age toned spine, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has small cracking on front inner hinges, cracking on gutter between 'The Plates' page and 'The Turf Register' page, foxing on pages, otherwise, free of underlining/highligthing; pp 460.
New York: Vintage International, 1992. First Vintage International Edition. Octavo. VG/no DJ - softcover. Purple and brown spine with white text/title; covers are clean with mild edgewear; covers have a protective mylar covering; SIGNED by author on the title page; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 428.
Philadelphia: E. L. Carey & A. Hart, 1839. First. Small octavo; VG-/no-DJ; tan spine with gold text, six embossed bands, gold chalice illustration; boards are slightly brittle, outside hinges of front and rear covers of volumes one, six and seven are split, outside hinge of front cover of volume five is split, boards of each volume have moderate age discoloration and severe discoloration and sunning to spine, corners of each volume are bumped, rubbed and frayed, covers have moderate scuffing and staining, heads and tails of each spine have bumping and rubbing, top inch of spine of volume six is loose and hanging from binding, text and chalice illustration on each spine still intact and visible; textblocks of each volume have moderate foxing and age-toning, readability not affected, edges have moderate age-toning, foxing and staining, hinge of volume one is split at title page, binding visible, volume two has light water damage and staining which is visible from front free-end paper to page 65, pages 15-22 of volume six are detached from binding and torn along margins, section of pages is enclosed in proper order. SHELVED aisle 10. [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: Robert M. Mcbride & Company, 1929. Octavo; VG; Hardcover; 470/850 of limited edition; Book is enclosed in a blue slip case with moderate stains, tears and chipping to the edges and discoloring; Cream spine with gold text; Boards have limited marks on the spine but are sturdy and clean; Text block has uncut pages, book plate is posted on front page down, edges are deckled otherwise pages are clean; 207p.
Florence: V. Batelli, 1831. Third Edition. Third Edition. Set of three oblong quartos in 1/2 beige marble hardcovers with brown leather spine; VG- condition; gold gilt on spine; general fraying and soiling on boards; binding strong; previous owner's inscription on ffep; edges dusty; paper generally foxed, with discoloration on first pages; text clean in tight print; in Italian; includes full page and folded maps; many vignette portraits and other illustrations, and 39 articles on countries and States; Please see photos for details IR consignment. [Oversized books. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
Paris: Ernest Leroux, Editeur, 1895. Text in French; Quarto; VG hardcover; Black spine with gilded text; Rebound in hardcover, boards have rubbing and light edge wear, back board a few small smudges and tiny scuffs, front pastedown has small book plate, binding strong; Textblock age toned, some light foxing at edges, interior clean; 89 pp. text, 7 pp. plates.
London: Robert Hale Ltd., 1954. First U.K. Edition. Small octavo in black hardcovers with black illustrated DJ in brodart; VG-/G+; spine pale blue with black and red letters; DJ with minimal shelf wear, some chipping along edges (see photos); binding strong; tiny stamped mark inside front cover; paper and text in good condition; pp. 190; shelved in Case 13.
Ultrajecti: Apud Franciscum Halmam, Guilielmum vande Water, 1697. 8vos., 2 volumes; VG-; bound in brown leather, paneled spines with two labels, one red and one black, with gilt lettering; moderate wear to boards, including rubbing, bumping, damage to head and tail of spines; front boards of both volumes slightly loose; bookplates on front pastedown of Sir William Molesworth; stamp with the motto of Sir William Molesworth on ffep of both volumes; Molesworth's name written on title page, dated 1806; other small purple stamp of ffep of volume 1, recto of title page; small amount of bookworm damage from pages 713-end of volume 2; small amount of bookworm damage in the lower-fore corner of volume 1, from the beginning through page 2; text in Greek with opposing Latin translation and commentary; 6 plates, showing statues of Greek gods, drawn by G. Hoet, and etched by I. van Vianen; frontispiece depicts Callimachus while offering to the gods; title page of volume 1 in red and black ink; 'aan den binder' in rear of volume 1; Callimachus is best known for his short poems and epigrams. He was a noted poet, critic and scholar at the Library of Alexandria and enjoyed the patronage of the Egyptian-Greek Pharaohs Ptolemy II Philadelphus and Ptolemy III Euergetes; shelved case 3.
London: Longman, Green Longman and Roberts, 1861-63. Octavos; good-/none; brown leather spine with gilt lettering; quarter-bound w/black boards; ex library, book plate and stamps; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; --v1, , "De Rebus A Se Gestis, Libri III. Invectionum Libellus. Symbolum Electorum," 435 pp.; --v2, , "Gemma Ecclesiastica," 364 pp.; v3, , "De Invectionibus, Lib. IV; De Menevensi Ecclesia Dialogus;. Vita S. David," 434 pp.; all edges and corners, chipping and general toning and foxing to all preliminaries. bindings shaken; some hinges, split starts; else good. ---TEXT IN LATIN.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1814. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; medium brown leather spines with five raised bands each, gilt text on black labels; marbled boards of each volume are slightly brittle with moderate chipping, rubbing and bumping to edges, corners and heads/tails of spines, front and rear covers have significant scratching, front board of volume two is almost completely detached from binding, spines have moderate scratching and chipping, age spotting, label denoting title of volume two is missing, label denoting volume number of volume one is missing, both empty spaces still have faint outlines of text embossed into material; both volumes have occasional light markings in pencil from previous owner throughout textblocks, pages have light age-toning and foxing, readability not affected, front free-end papers of both volumes have signature of previous owner in black ink, both volumes have small notes from previous owner in black ink and in pencil on back free-end paper and penultimate page, volume one has splitting to hinge at front paste-down; 571pp (volume one), 700pp (volume two). SHELVED IN ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL AREA. [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].
Rome: Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana Citta del Vaticano, 1994. Text in Italian; Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; Blue spine with gilded text; Hardcover with pocket inside containing two booklets and several fold-out maps/diagrams; Boards, pocket, and booklets have light rubbing and edge wear. Spine has a few tiny scuffs, front board bowed. Front pastedown frayed in upper right and has a few small bubbles in surface. Pocket scuffed, has closed tears at corners and down one side; Booklets: textblock interiors clean; First booklet ("Texto"): 55 pp., second booklet ("Apendice Iconografico"): 24 pp.