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.
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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. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to restriction(s).
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.
London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1871. Second edition. Octavo; good+/none; green cloth spine with gilt lettering; ex libris, bookplate; signature; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 387 pp.; tears, some pages roughly cut; light general toning; binding, loosened; spine and all edges and corners, chipping and wear; else very good. Shelve Spain/Portugal.
London and New York: Macmillan Co., 1889, 1893. First editions. Two octavo volumes. Illustrated by Harry Furniss. Rebound in somewhat later blue caIf, with gilt spine decoration, five raised bands, gilt rules and dentelles, all edges gilt. Original covers bound in at rear of each volume. Housed in blue cloth slipcase. Very good; boards somewhat scratched and rubbed; significant rubbing to spines; scattered foxing throughout; slipcase rubbed and soiled. Shelved in Case #14.
New York, NY: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1901. Second Edition. octavo. G+/-. rough shiny spine with small gold titles. spine tip and tail are bumped and red shiny cloth decorates boards. hinges are slightly cracking in corners of front and back interior. heavy foxing is visible on most of the attached pages of which the title page and first contents page have come loose. includes some b/w glossy photos pages within textblock. paper edges are cut and in acceptable condition. 406 pp.
Amsterdam: Judocum Pluymer, 1659. Sextodecimo in full vellum boards, VG-/ No Dust Jacket, minor shelf-wear: boards somewhat smudged and edges a little worn, boards somewhat bowed, paste-downs torn where vellum is pasted underneath,two very small (less than dime-sized) spots of soiling on spine, edges of text block age-toned, occasional light foxing to interior, engraved frontispiece on title page, previous owner's name in ink on title page and writing in ink on free end paper, else text clean, engraved frontispiece on title page, binding tight, TEXT IN LATIN Full Title: Gasperis Scioppi Grammatica philosophica : non modo tironibus linguæ latinæ ad artem illam und trimestri perfecte? adducendam, sed & latine? doctissimus ad reddendam eorum rationem quae legunt aut scribunt, in primis utilis, vel necessaria : accessit præfatio de veteris ad novæ grammaticæ latinæ origine, dignitate & usu. [Sextodecimo, Spine is vellum with black writing on spine.
Ienae: Sumtu Io. Felicis Bielkii, 1718/1720. Various Editions. thick 12mo.; VG; bound in vellum, somewhat soiled, with faint lettering on head of spine; all three volumes have separate title pages and pagination is not continuous; collation: 242pp.,  index, , 275pp.,  index, , 569pp.; Title page of Historia Universalis has some minor damage to the top of the age, including to the words 'Christophori Cellarii'; last three pages in the book have some small bookworm damage to the upper fore corner, does impact text; front and rear pastedowns has some ink writing on it; the first and third parts state sixth edition as well as being published in 1720; the second part has no statement about edition and was published in 1718; Cellarius' 'Universal History Divided into an Ancient, Medieval, and New Period' helped to popularize the distinction between the three divisions of history; text in LATIN EB/ND.
London: George Barrie, 1900-1905. First Thus. 18 Volumes; Octavos in Red leather with tooled gilt designs on spine and boards; Marbled end papers; All edges gilt; Printed on Japanese vellum; Some wear the the edges, some corners bumped and beginning to fray, Light scuffing to spines; Bindings tight, text blocks clean, all etchings clear and clean with titled tissue leaves intact; Numbered 56 of a limited edition of 100 printed on Japanese vellum. Set is 18 Volumes, including Volumes 2-10 of Series One [D'Angouleme's Heptameron, 2 volumes; Montesquieu's Persian Letters, 2 Volumes; Rousseau's The Confessions, 2 Volumes; and Rabelais' Gargantua & Pantagruel, 2 Volumes] and Volumes 1-10 of Series 2 [Voltaire's Prose Romances, 3 Volumes; Lesage's Gil Blas of Santillana; and Cervantes' Don Quxote, 4 Volumes]. Missing is the two volume set of the Decameron from Series One. Shelved above Case 6. NOTE: Set is heavy, please contact us for expedited and international shipping. AS consignment.
Monte Carlo / New YorkMonte Carlo / New York: Andre Sauret / George Braziller, 1960. First Edition. 4to., 220pp.; VG/G+; spine red and black pictorial; dust jacket protected with a glassine cover, price cut; dust jacket has some bumping and shelfwear to edges, corners, including chipping to head of spine, inch long rip on lower edge of rear cover; dust jacket has a stain from some liquid, impacts front flap and part of front cover, fore half of front cover has some waviness, no noticeable color distortion; all 12 lithographs present, entitled: Offering, Our House in My Village, Profile and Red Child, Couple in Front of Tree, Lovers with Red Sun, Angel Bay, Vision of Paris, The Angel, The Circus, Woman Juggler, Cover (no title), and Frontispiece (no title); interior clean, interior lithographs in excellent condition; shelved case 11.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. First thus. VG-/None slim 16mo in blue buckram, title in faded gilt on spine. Spine cocked, hinges sound. light soil to flat boards, corners bumped. Text-block dyed red. Endpapers chemical stained. Pages clean, flat and bright, save for coffee stain mid margin, pgs. 60 to 65 inclusive. May 1945 issue. shelve Firsts Case.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1922. First Edition, Publisher's date code B-W (February, 1922). Please see five photos for details. Octavo; 155pp; No date on title page. No indication of reprinting. Likely a very early reprint. Hardcover in pictorial paper-covered boards with matching dustwrapper. Dustjacket largely worn and chipped; one half of rear jacket lost; four inches of dustjacket spine 1/2 lost; pictorial jacket front cover almost entirely intact. Dustjacket now housed in mylar wrap; boards a bit wrinkled and occasionally dented; contents very good throughout and illustrated with black and white photographs. Most copies of this title lack the jacket. In this case the jacket has protected the underlying matching pictorial/printed front cover and spine quite well, which is in very good condition. Small bump to center of bottom front edge. Short repaired partial split on upper rear exterior hinge, only visible from the rear. [Spine; brown titles on tan paper with white paper at lost areas]. SHELVED ROCKVILLE, BEHIND FRONT DESK.
Amsterdam: Abragam Wolfgangh, 1686. Second Edition. 16mo; vg/none; vellum with no text; minor edge wear and bumping; text block, clean; some end-paper markings; shadow of lost bookplate; 496 pp.; index, 18 illus., complete with frontispiece, engraved title-page; and folded plates; [plate 14 bound at pg. 358 instead of at 458 as listed]; other decorative figures; light foxing; spine, sunned; boards, spot staining and discoloration; else very good; ---TEXT IN FRENCH. -Shelve Case #3.
New York: Lenox Hill Press, 1971. First edition. Octavo, 192pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG-/VG- condition. Bumping and shelf-wear. Light rubbing and wear to jacket extremities. Mild sunning to spine of jacket; light foxing to front and rear panels and flaps. Minor edge-wear to boards, including small abrasions to head edge of rear board. Faint foxing to text block and endpapers. Light age-toning to margins of text. Spine slightly cocked. Binding is sturdy. Dust jacket is encased in a protective mylar covering. Inscribed by Charles Willeford on the verso of the title page. Inscription reads: "To ----, the hombre from the capital of incontinence-- that is, existentially. My best regards for authoritarianism. Chaz. Willeford 19 Nov. 71." Willeford's second hardcover title after "The Bunt Orange Heresy." Very scarce. Shelved in Case #2.
Paris: Libraire Plon. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Dark red with gilt & black text; Cloth has slightly sunned panels with light wear at edges and corners, and some minor rubbing on exterior; Text block has darkened slightly with slight cracking at front end papers along binding, otherwise clean and intact pages; deckled fore edge; pp 399. French text. Shelved in aisle 7.
Paris: Bureaux du Magasun Pittoresque, 1851. Quarto; vg/none; brown leather spine with gilt lettering and raised bands; half-bound style w/marbled boards; endpapers, tinted pink; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 424 pp.; illus., engravings; edges, chipping; else very good; ---TEXT IN FRENCH.
Paris: Librairie Honore Champion, Editeur, 1908. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Dark red spine with black text on an off-white panel; Cloth has slightly age toned exterior but otherwise clean, strong and sturdy panels; Text block has darkened slightly on edges, previous owner's book plate on front pastedown, otherwise clean and intact pages; deckled fore edge; pp 324. french text. Shelved in aisle 7.
Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1954. Quarto; G+/Fair; White spine w/o text; Dust jacket is torn in half vertically at spine with open 3/4 inch tear on rear and other tears along edges, covered with mylar, age toned and rubbed corners; Boards have edge wear, otherwise stong; Textblock is age toned; blue/black ink stamp with writing on front free endpaper; pp 202.
Wien: Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1987. Text in French; Thin quarto; VG/no-DJ; Yellow spine with black text; Rebound in hardcover w/original paperback covers glued on, these covers have rubbing and occasional small spot, boards have some very light rubbing and corner wear, binding strong; Textblock: reverse side of last plate has some soiling, interior clean; 59 pp. text, 12 pp. plates.
London: Country Life Limited London, 1955. Reprint. Reprint; Quarto; VG/No-DJ; Spine is green with red at head of spine with gold text; Boards have rubbing and bumping to corners and edges, scratches and scuffs, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, some scratches and marks, foxing, content is clear; pp 256; Additional shipping cost may be necessary for international and expedited shipping.
A collection of Carolyn Chute photos and essays. It includes: *1 Photo, inscribed by Chute to book collector Rolland Comstock, dated Febuary 13, 1993 *1 Xerox photograph of Chute's great grandmother (Annie Lynch) with inscription regarding xerox from (presumably) Chute. *4 essays: -"The Silver Ball Syndrome" (1986) -"Faces in the Hands" (late 1980's) -"The other Maine" (1989) -"Maine Logging Truck (1990) Each of the essays appears to be xerox copies, each with ink notations within them. Some have just the dates/publication name while "Faces in the Hands" has some additional notations. All items contained within a navy blue 3-ring binder [Oversized item. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping might be unavailable unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates] (as of 8/1/11, this set is shelved upstairs in the eBay office).
Lugd. Batavorum: Ex officina Elzeviriana, 1642. 12mos., 10 volumes; VG; bound i black leather, paneled spine with stamped gilt lettering; gilt on turn-ins; all edges of text block gilt; pink ribbons in all volumes; green marbled endpapers; bookplate of an unidentified symbol on inside front board of all volumes; interiors clean with only minor age marks; engraved title page in volume 1; volumes 2-10 have individual title pages, no general t.p in each volume; volume 9 is known to have two variants, of those two, this one has 301 pages and contains the Consolatio" (pp. 229-301), pp. 229-237 are repeated in pagination; in excellent condition; shelved case 3.
Lutetiæ [Paris]: Apud Bernardum Turrisanum, sub Aldina Bibliotheca, via Iacobæa, 1565. Folios; VG; bound in early full brown leather, paneled spines with gilt tooling and lettering; volume 1 rebacked with previous spine preserved; volume 2 has cracking to hinges, chipping to tail of spine, large chip missing to head of spine; ex-library bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1; Aldine dolphin-and-anchor device on title-pages; Large capital initials, decorated initials; scattered and sparse marginalia; At foot of title-page: Cum priuilegio Regis; several mispaginations; Parts 2-4 have seperate title pages: Tomvs secvndus (tertivs, qvartvs)--Operum M. Tullii Ciceronis; Part 1 dated 1566.; Part 1 contains the rhetorical works, Part 2, the orations, Part 3, the epistles Part 4, the philosophical works. Part 1 includes additions and corrections to parts 2-4.; Latin text, with some Greek words; consignment; shelved case 4.
Boston and New York: A. S. Barnes; Woolworth, Ainsworth & Co., 1869. 40th edition, revised. 12mo; Good+ condition Hardcover; dark brown leather spine with gilt lettering; quarter-bound w/brown cloth boards; ex libris, pencil signatures; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; age-toning; all text edges, feathered; 309 pp.; endpapers, pencil notes; hinges and joints, split starts; front joint, breaks but attached; foot of spine, material loss; else good.
London: John and Paul Knapton, 1738. ESTC T145014. Folio; two  volumes of four  only. Contemporary full polished calf; spines heavily worn; joints peeling; corners worn and showing; boards still attached by cords; bookplates of the Earl of Chichester; text very good throughout; clean and unmarked; Spines: red and green morocco labels; six  raised bands; worn calf leather. --v1, 728 pp.; --v2, 758 pp.; Indices: A Table of the several Texts of Scripture preached, 173 sermons, 12 pp.; Index of the principal Matters, 18 pp; hinges and joints weak. SHELVED ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL. [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].
Bristol: Douglas Cleverdon, 1929. First edition thus. Tall quarto; 37 pp. With ten engravings by David Jones. White half cloth over green boards; gilt spine lettering. Limited edition, one of the 400 numbered copies of an edition of 470, but this copy is marked "SAMPLE" on the limitation page. Lacks the extra suite of finished engravings tipped in at rear. VG. Boards soiled; heavily rubbed at corners; previous owner's signature on front endpaper; interior slightly soiled. IR Consignment. Shelved in Case #11.
London: Secker & Warburg Limited, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 867 pg; VG/G; spine is white with red and blue lettering and a cat; dust jacket is protected with mylar covering; price unclipped '£12.95'; dust jacket has some wear including water staining to the head of the rear cover and to the tail of the spine and front cover; some slight rubbing to the top of the front cover; age toning to the text block; spine is slightly cocked; small blemish to the ffep; interior clean; scarce edition; Shelved upstairs, on rare/exp bookshelf in upstairs rear offices area.
Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company, 1874. First Edition. Octavo, 306pp.; VG; spine green with gilt lettering and four bands; boards publisher's green gilt cloth; 20 numbered plates missing from end of book, clean cuts; maps and lithographic views present, some folding and tape used; some bumping and rubbing to board edges and spine; ex libris on inside front board; sticker on back inside board reading 'compliments of Jacob A. Gross, senator, 6th district 1874. 1875.'; shelved case 1.
Paris: Pagnerre, 1862. First Edition. 12mo; G- condition paperback; spine age-toned white with black lettering; covers protected by glassine wrapper, plastic has open tear at spine head and small closed tears at spine tail, top front corner chipped, back corners and fore edge chipped, spine heavily creased, front joint torn 1" at both top and bottom, back joint torn 1/2" at both top and bottom, age tone on covers, no foxing on covers; textblock has deckle edges, heavy foxing throughout pages, edges worn, no tearing or folding, no writing/underlining. Written in French. pp. 524 Shelved above ephemera section, in Netdesk office.
New York, NY: The Ronald Press Company, 1976. US Printing. 8vo. VG- Hardcover. dark blue clothbound HB with dark red titleblock indented from tip, thin and silver-bordered with centered silver title; author beneath and publisher obscured by coded library label affixed on top. nipped ends and adjacent panel corners. minor surfacewear to panel rear. EX-Library, stamped on fep/ffep, all outer edges, in addition to library sleeve pasted down on left fep. prior institution markings, as is. interior main textblock clean, without writing, and complete without discoloration. 607 pp.