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.
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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.
Cythere [i.e. Paris]: [Cazin], 1782. 18mos., 184, 156, 140 pages, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary brown tree calf, spines gilt with burgundy labels and gilt lettering, black circles with gilt numbering; Three volumes bound as two; 13 1/2 x 9 cm; second volume rebacked with the original spine preserved; gilt roll to edges of boards, board edges; marbled endpapers; with engraved frontispiece and twelve erotic plates, as called-for, two of the plates bound in as frontispieces for parts two and three; some occasional foxing and spotting throughout, including plates; with three title and three half-titles pages; title pages state 'Cythere 1782', but presumed Paris, Cazin, circa 1800; text in French; IT consignment; shelved case 3.
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.
New York: The Grolier Club, 1901. Limited Edition, one of 325 copies. 8vo, unpaginated; VG; spine brown leather with blind tooling, obscured by chemise; bound in original pigskin decorated with blind tooling, with brass clasps, both working; marbled endpapers; housed in the publisher's felt-lined chemise and slipcase, G, chemise has some fraying and mild wear, slipcase has moderate wear, still sturdy enough to hold the volume, rear panel detached on three sides, top edge threatening to detach; one of 325 copies on Whatman paper (and three on vellum); Translated by Robert Copland from the French Version Published in Paris in 1504. A Literal Reprint in the Types of Wynkyn de Worde after the Unique Copy Printed by him on Parchment in London MCCCCCXII; shelved case 12.
Paris: L'Imprimerie de Migneret, 1806. First edition. Octavo; lvi, 484, [1, errata] pp. Contemporary calf, marbled endpapers, rebacked with modern gilt-decorated spine, leather spine label. VG. Some slight rubbing to corners. Age-browned, but text clean and crisp. This first edition of Corvisart's treatise on heart diseases was written by C.E. Horeau from notes based on Corvisart's lectures. Jean-Nicolas Corvisart (1755-1821), expert in cardiology, was the favorite physician of Napoleon Bonaparte, to whom this book is dedicated. Napoleon reportedly said, "I don't believe in medicine, but I believe in Corvisart." Absolon (IM) consignment Shelve Case # 10, paneled brown leather spine w/ gilt decoration.
Paris: Societe Francaise d'Archeologie, 1950-1966. Serial. Quarto; good+/wraps; manila spine with black text; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; illus., floor plans, elevations, plates, photos and text figures; else good; ---TEXT IN FRENCH; ---CONGRES ARCHEOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE; ---#1, Octavo, "CVIIe Session SAINT-BRIEUC," 1950; illus., plates and plans; 373 pp.; sunned; age-toning; cocked; ---#2, Quarto, "CXVIIe Session CATALOGNE," 1959; illus.; 246 + xciv pp.; uncut; wraps, chipping; split start; ---#3, Quarto, CXXIe Session AVIGNON ET COMTAT-VENAISSIN," 1963; illus.; 504 pp.; ---#4, Quarto, "CXXIIe Session ANJOU," 1964; illus.; 690 pp.; cocked; ---#5, Quarto, "CXXIVe Session CONTENTIN ET AVRANCHIN," 1966; illus.; 505 pp.; ---BULLETIN MONUMENTAL; ---#6, Quarto, TOME CXXII, 1964-1; illus.; pp. 1-128 pp.; ---#7, Quarto, TOME CXXII, 1964-2; illus.; pp. 129-231; wraps, split starts; ---#8, Quarto, TOME CXXII, 1964-3; illus.; pp. 233-321; ---#9, Quarto, TOME CXXIII, 1965-1; illus.; pp. 1-102; ---#10, Quarto, TOME CXXIII, 1965--2; illus.; pp. 103-180; ---#11, Quarto, TOME CXXIII, 1965-3; illus.; pp. 181-270; ---#12, Quarto, TOME CXXIII, 1965-4; illus.; pp. 271-374; ---#13, Quarto, TOME CXXIV, 1966-1; illus.; pp. 1-128; ---#14, Quarto, TOME CXXIV, 1966-2; illus.; pp. 129-242; ---#15, Quarto, TOME CXXIV, 1966-4; illus.; pp. 343-480; else very good.
Henry Colburn, 1824. Second Edition. Two octavos, G+ condition, Darkened beige leather spine with gilded text/designs. Boards strong, general shelfwear and edgewear, rubbing to corners, wear to all joints/hinges; Textblock darkened from age, old bookstore's label on front pastedowns of both volumes, both volumes have the signature of the previous owner on the front endpapers, first few pages of each volume has some foxing, otherwise clean. See photos for details. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to restriction(s).
London: M. Nutt, 1725. na. VG- condition hardcover 8vo in marbled boards, green half-leather with gilded text, title "Cox's Norfolk" on spine. Corners bumped. Spine straight, abraded top and bottom. Textblock smooth, dyed brown. Pages foxed, browned, but ckean, flat and untorn. Fold-out map of Norfolk as frontis, intact. Consists of pages 251 thru 457, from the original volume. Previous owner left inked notes on ffep concerning the origin of this abstracted volume, and pencil corrections on the title page. Shelve Aisle 7.
Rome: Casa Editrice Selecta, 1928. Octavo; G+/no-DJ paperback; Tan spine with small red text; Covers age toned, spine darker from age, spine and covers have some fraying at edges (esp. spine), back cover a tiny closed tear on outer edge, spine's upper corners chipped, covers and spine have occasional light crease, some rubbing, and some scuffs and smudges, book's binding is strong; Textblock age toned, half title and title page have some separation at hinge but both well connected at binding, interior clean; 320 pp.
New York and London: The Macmillan Company, 1899. reprinted. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Light red spine with gilt text; 2 volumes; Cloths have slight shelf wear with lightly sunned spines, but panels have stable and sturdy planks; Text block edges show some dark toning due to age with otherwise intact and unmarked pages; previous owner's name on ffep of v. 1, deckled fore edges; pp 676. Shelved in aisle 7.
London: Richard Bentley, 1863. 12mo; good/none; blue cloth spine with gilt title and filigree; boards, stamped patterns, front with gilt emblem and title, spine detached from binding inside; back blind with emblem or text; ex libris, signatures and inscription; all edges, gilt; some shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 562 pp.; endpapers, tinted yellow; binding shaken; split starts, hinges; spine, sunned; all edges and corners, wear; conditions noted, 'as is'.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition. Square octavo, good+ hardcover; full black cloth spine with gilt lettering; watercolor on front board w/ black text and gold border; ex libris, bookplate; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 259 pp.; illus., frontispiece and nine color plates; binding, shaken; some age-toning. front board, wear and chipping; else good.
Baltimore: Fielding Lucas, Jr., 1841. Third edition. 12mo; good+ condition; brown leather spine with gilt lettering on red label; ex libris, signature, ffep; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; general foxing; 279 pp.; all edges, wear and chipping; boards, scars; back joint, tail-edge, split start, front cover detached yet present; else very good; ---TEXT IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH.
Hagae Comitum: Thomam Jonsonium, 1721. First. Small octavo; VG-/no-DJ; deep brown leather spine with gilt design from top to bottom, five raised bands with gilt decorations, gilt text on deep brown label; boards are slightly brittle, slightly loose from binding, with moderate chipping and bumping to corners, edges and head/tail of spine, light scratching, scuffing, staining and age spotting to front and rear covers, front and rear boards are both split slightly along their hinges, leather on spine slightly cracked and word, gilt decorations slightly dull, text still legible and intact; free-end papers and paste-downs have moderate age-toning, front free-end papers have signatures of previous owners in pencil and in ink, general textblock has light age toning (most notably along edges of pages, text is clean and unmarked; 393pp. SHELVED IN ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL AREA. TEXT IN LATIN. EB/ND.
Basle: 1522. Quarto; Fair; Page count collated as aa - mm iii; Black title to front cover; Remnants of label to spine; Vellum binding; Staining and rubbing to exterior, worn; Remnants of leather ties to fore edge; Text block shows slight browning to interior; Lacking title page; Front end paper has book plate of previous owner adhered to center, remnants of non-archival tape to first two end papers; wear to lower fore corner including mild fraying;.