Basilaea: Froben, 1549. 4to., 518pp.; VG; spine brown leather with red label and gilt lettering; later brown leather boards with double-ruled borders, recent professional rebacking with new spine; general wear to boards; bookplate on front pastedown, partially torn off; small two line ink inscription on title page, dated 1589; printer's device on title page; verso of final leaf; complete collation: AA⁴, a-z⁶, A-T⁶, V⁸, A-B⁸, BB-CC⁶ DD⁸ (DD⁸, V⁸ blank); NM consignment; shelved case 3.
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Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1844. "Copyright Edition" VG- hardcover Sextodecimo half bound in black buckram and marbled papers, gilt text and ruling on spine, all edges flecked. Library rebinding. Some shelfwear; a bit rubbed along edges and at head and tail of spine. Scattered foxing. Interior clean, binding solid.
Paris: Les Editions. Octavo; G-/no-DJ; Red spine with gold text on a black bar; Boards are slightly sunned with lightly rubbed exterior with minor edge wear, front panel is cracking slightly along gutter, otherwise panels are sturdy; Text block has darkened due to age with moderate shelf wear, also previous owner'sd book plate on front pastedown and missing front end paper; pp 204. French language. Aisle 7.
Amsterdam: Typis Ioannis Ianssonii, 1642. Editio Nova [New Edition]. 24mo in full vellum boards, Fair / No Dust Jacket, some shelf-wear: bumping to head and tail of spine, vellum a little wrinkled, discolored along spine, and in scatted spots on boards, title-plate missing from spine, small (less than dime-sized) hole in vellum at top corner of spine, vellum a little cracked at joints, front hinge torn free from binding, but back hinge still well intact, edges of text block age-toned, pages somewhat stiff, two previous owners' names written in ink on front free end paper and title page, Latin quote in ink on rear free end paper, occasional underling and marginalia, mostly confined to first hundred pages, 658 pp. TEXT IN LATIN [24mo with vellum spine, no title on spine, but light rectangle where title was, Shelved Locked- Touareg.].
Tripoli: Department of Antiquities / Society for Libyan Studies, 1989, 1994. Texts in English w/short Arabic summaries; Quarto; VG/no-DJ paperback; Part 1: turquoise spine w/black text, Part 2: light blue spine w/black text; Covers have occasional light edge wear. Part 1: top right spine tip bumped, lower left spine tip has tiny tear, front cover has slight crease in lower right. Part 2: upper left spine tip slightly bumped, back cover has slight crease in lower left. Bindings of both volumes strong; Textblock interiors clean; Part 1: 306 pp., Part 2: 220 pp. ISBNs: 0950836354 & 0950836370.
Wien [Vienna] and Leipzig: F. Tempsky / G. Freytag, 1910. folio, lxxxi, 70 plates; G; housed in a gray clamshell box with a white label and black lettering, some shelfwear and scuffing; book itself is has sections still seperated to the binding, but mostly loose pages; front cover loose paper, green, has tattered edges on all four sides, still fully legible; title page has small stamp on upper fore corner; plates intact and in excellent condition, if some small wear to page margins; title states with 76 panels and 157 text images, plates in rear go up to 'Taf. 70.'; many pages of the text uncut; wrapped in mylar covering; GP consignment; shelved front table.
New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 61 pages; VG-; bound in publishers blue cloth, no lettering on spine; one moderate bump to the middle of the front hinge; mild shelfwear; This edition was not issued with a Dust Jacket.; This educational edition predates the trade edition by 2 months (the trade edition was released March 1 1957 whereas the educational edition was released in January of 1957). In Dr. Seuss's own words, on June 11, 1956, he wrote to Random House: "Don't ever show this letter to anyone, but I've got a hunch . . . (very immodest) . . . Namely, according to Houghton-Mifflin, who will be releasing my First Grade Reader to schools early in Jan. or Feb., we've got a possibility of making a tremendous noise in the noisy discussion of Why Johnny Can't Read. The Random House trade edition won't come out until later, and the big noise may never come off." At the time, Random House did not use multiple binding signatures, hence the single signature binding of the first printing of the trade edition. Houghton Mifflin had already begun printing books with multiple signature bindings, this is why in later printings of the trade edition Random House actually copies the format of the Houghton Mifflin edition. Also note, Dr. Seuss on the front page is printed in red, as was the first trade edition, however it lacks the "for beginner readers" logo printed on the trade edition (a secretly added feature by Bennett Cerf to make the trade edition more appealing and to boost Random House sales).; Houghton Mifflin had possibly intended to release a children's book series called "Read by Yourself Books" in 1957, and there is a label on the rear cover stating so. shelved case 2.
New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition. 4to., unpaginated; G/none; spine white with black lettering; eight thin horizontal strips of tape holding wraps around the spine, two long vertical strips along both hinges on the lower half; rubbing and wear to all edges of boards; moderate wear to head and tail of spine; interior clean, with very light age-toning; SIGNED by Dr. Seuss opposing title page, with a drawing labeled 'Extra Special Oobleck'; TS consignment; shelved case 2.
London: Printed for John Smethwicke, 1637. 16mo., 487pp.; VG; spine brown leather with gilt lettering, bound in brown leather; mild bumping and wear to corners, spine; first title page has a small chip to the top edge, cutting off the top third of the 'GLAN' in England, has been repaired; some pages have signs of repair; "Englands heroicall epistles" and "The legends of Robert, Duke of Normandie. Matilda, the faire. Pierce Gaveston, Earl of Cornwall. Thomas Cromwel, Earle of Essex" have separate dated title pages, pagination and register are continuous; very sparse pencil marks; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Coloniae Agrippinae [Cologne]: Apud Petrum Henningium, 1626. 16mo., 448pp.; VG; bound in vellum, faint writing on spine; vellum slightly warped, as is usual for vellum of this age, especially warped out on rear board upper fore corner; stylized 'SA' written in ink on ffep, ex libris note in ink on top of title page; small water stain to lower fore corner from pages 45-70; minor bookworm damage along gutter and lower edge between pages 35-70; some occasional foxing; JG consignment; shelved case 3.
Lausanne & Geneve: np, 1751. Second edition. Small octavo; x, 183 pp. Contemporary calf, with gilt floral decoration and lettering on spine. With twelve pages of engravings. VG. Some rubbing to spine and extremities. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper. Small bookstore label on front pastedown. Interior clean; binding tight. Text in French. Consignment. SHELVED ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL AREA.
London, Paris, New York: Cassel, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1880. VG. Wide 8vo in dark green cloth boards, title on spine in gilt. No DJ, presumably as issued. Edges lightly rubbed, corners lightly bumped, very light general wear and agetoning to boards. Ex-libris, with prev. owner's name on small plate on ffep. Edges of textblock agetoned and foxed, light foxing to pages at front and rear, most pages clean. 778 pp. Shelved Locked- MASTER SHAKE (Brit/Ireland)--- Consignment.
London: The Limited Editions Club, 1937. Limited Edition. Quarto, 213 pages. Hard cover off-white cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration, and no dust jacket. This limited edition is illustrated with twelve watercolor paintings by Laurencin and signed by her on the Limitation Page on the back. 1500 copies have been printed at the Curwen Press for members of the Limited Editions Club; this is number 812. Book is in very good condition: There is a bookplate by form owner on the inside of front board, good, solid binding, pages are age toned, but the text is clean and unmarked. Light shelf wear, fading, and staining to boards. Shelve in Case # 2.
Paris: Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, 1934. Quarto; VG/no-DJ; Black spine with grey spine label and black text; Rebound in hardcover w/original paperback front cover glued to front board, this pb cover is lightly age toned, esp. at edges, and a few letters are slightly faded. Boards are strong, back board has faint, tiny spot near top, binding is strong; Textblock lightly age toned; 115 pp. text, 36 pp. plates.
New York: Ballantine, 1954. First Hardcover Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 206 pages; VG/G+; spine pink with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.50'; spine sun-faded to pink, wear and mild chipping to head and tail of spine, edges of dust jacket; Shelved in endcase near stairs on sales floor.
Cassellis Cattorum: Sumptibus Theodoris Fischer, 1882. Quarto; vii, 299 pp. + 16 pp. of illustrations. Original leather spine and cloth boards. VG. Some rubbing at front hinge; some wear to extremities. Interior clean and tight. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Text in Latin. All plates present in rear of volume. A rare work on Japanese marine shells. Shelved in Case #10.
Paris: Jouvet & Cie., Editeurs, 1843. Good condition, Quarto quarter bound in brown leather and brown cloth over boards with gilt text/designs and four raised bands on spine, edges of text block gilt. Some shelfwear; bumped and chipped down to boards at corners, bumped and worn at head and tail of spine. Raised bands on spine rubbed and scuffed, a few surface scratches, hinges rubbed and boards a bit faded along edges. Interior clean and bright, binding solid. [--TEXT IN FRENCH--] Shelved Master Shake case.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1890. Second edition. 16mo; G/no-DJ; Black spines with gold text; 7 half-leather bound volumes; Boards have moderate wear along exteriors, most notably at edges and along spines due to age and handling; Text blocks have age toned exteriors with general but moderate wear along edges due to age and handling, otherwise tightly bound, some pencil on end papers and in borders toward front of vol. 5; pp 3413. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to restriction(s). Aisle 7.
London: Witherby, 1921. First Edition. Octavo; 223pp; full orange cloth; moderately worn and soiled; hinges cracked; some pencil annotations in text; bookseller sticker (large) on rear pastedown; else good. [Spine; gilt titles and black raider on orange cloth]. Shelved on sales floor, on rare/exp endcase nears stairs.
Berlin: Walter de Gruyter U. Co., 1929. Offprint. FOR UNIFIED FIELD THEORY SPECIALLY PRINTED FROM THE MEETING REPORTS OF THE PRUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES PHYS.-MATH. CLASS 1929. I Quarto; 8 pp. in orange wrappers, saddle-stitched, black titles; VG+; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; First edition of the author's rare offprint, representing a new and critical development in the unified field theory; a problem which preoccupied Einstein for the last three decades of his life. Einstein's general theory of relativity necessitated a pluralistic explanation of the universe, which he had not yet fully resolved. Although he judges his solution as premature in this paper, it stands as his single most important statement on the subject. -TEXT IN GERMAN. Consignment. Shelved in Case #0.
New York: Fahim Kouchakji, 1933. First. Quarto; G/no-DJ; Tan spine without text; Boards are lightly sunned with some slight rubbing on exterior with light scratches at edges and some spotting near rear fore edge, overall intact with sturdy panels; Text block has age toned slightly due to age and has light foxing on first & last few pages, otherwise pages are unmarked and binding is tight; pp 22. Aisle 7.
Alger, 1898. Large Octavo; G+/no-DJ; maroon spine, gild text; rebound; boards strong, clean; text block aged toned, foxing, damp staining on rear pages, occasional pen and pencil marks, does not contain all of original pages, insert of missing pages added, please see all eight attached photos for details; 664pp.
London: Andrew Crooke, 1661. 1810 printing. Folio; tome; vg/none; dark brown leather spine with gilt lettering; four raised bands with gilt filigree; boards, full green leather with gilt filigree bordering; ex libris, inscribed by po, 1876, dedication page; front boards, tooled name of po, gilt on brown with filigree box; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; light toning; illus., heraldry; endpapers, marbled; spine, sunned; joints, chipping; boards, chipping; wear; sunned; else very good.
Edinburgh: Printed for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, 1772. 4to., 243pp.; VG-; spine paneled brown calf with maroon label and gilt lettering; marbled boards; boards have some rubbing to covers, bumping and peeling to corners; bookplate on ffep; name written on ffep; mild scattered foxing and age-toning; interior clean; some slight wear to hinges, front board slightly loose; shelved case 4.
Wien: Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1991. Text in German; Quarto; VG- paperback; White spine with black text; Covers have minor edge wear and light age toning, back cover a tiny scuff, inside of back cover has envelope affixed containing maps and diagrams, book's binding is strong; Textblock interior clean; 313 pp. text, 84 pp. illustrations and plates.
London: Heinemann, 1919. Limited de Luxe Edition, #392/850. Quarto, 109 pages; VG-; bound in green boards with brown leather spine; Limited edition of 850 copies, 525 on English hand made paper, 325 on Japanese vellum. This copy is No. 392. Some wear along the boards; scuffing, particularly to the rear board; corners are bumped and beginning to fray; Text block typically age-toned, especially along the deckle-cut edges; Some illustrations have light spotting and ink remnants from illustrations on the opposite page; Signed by Arthur Rackham on the limitations page; LM consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: ballantine Books, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 152pp.; VG/VG; spine teal with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.75'; gray cloth boards with dark green lettering on spine; minimal amounts of wear to corners, head and tail of spine; INSCRIBED on half-title page by Farmer; Farmer's first full length published novel; LP consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1958. 12mo; G/no-DJ; Blue spines with gold text; 3 volume set; Boards have sunned spines with slightly frayed spine edges, exteriors are moderately rubbed due to age and handling, otherwise sturdy; Text blocks are slightly age toned with light foxing on exterior edges and on first & last few pages, previous owner's name & writing on ffep, pages are unmarked; pp 912.
New York: Random House, 1959. Limited Edition, #180/500. 8vo., 436 pages; VG; bound in black cloth, gilt lettering on spine and front cover; wrapped in mylar covering; beveled edges; blue marbled endpapers; top edge of text block stained teal; "This first edition of The Mansion is limited to five hundred copies, signed by the author", this is number 180; volume three of the Snopes trilogy; in excellent condition; shelved case 2.
London: Constable & Company, Ltd, 1911. Quarto, 343pp. Hardcover without jacket. Head edge gilt. Bumping and shelf-wear. Light rubbing and soiling to clothbound boards. Previous owner's book-plate to front paste down end-page. Age-toning to front free end page. Foxing to text block, not affecting text. Two folded maps bound into rear in VG condition. Hinge starting. Binding shaken but sturdy. Good copy only. SHELVED ROCKVILLE, BEHIND FRONT DESK. Spine is green cloth with gilt text.
London: John Murray, 1857. Second Edition. Octavo, xxii-534 pages. Hard cover with no dust jacket. Good. Stated Second Edition. Book is missing the map of Persia and Afghanistan at the end. Translated from the original unpublished manuscript by Capt. William Jesse. Inscription by former owner on front end paper. Tight binding. Age toning and foxing to pages, strong in some places, but the text is clean and unmarked. Text block is toned and soiled. A small stain on frontispiece. Strong shelf wear to boards: soiling and scuffing, particularly on the spine. Red spine with gilt lettering. Shelved in endcase near stairs on sales floor.
Troppau: Heinz & Comp. 1930. Commemorative edition [1630-1930]. 12mo; good/wraps; dark blown spine with no text; front panel, gilt lettering; ex library, stamps; ex libris, signature; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; age-toning; 169 pp.; illus., Johann Gregor Mendel; Hans Kudlich; Faustin Ens; frontispiece and views; occasional pencil notes; else very good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN. Shelve in German History.
Portland, Maine: Thomas R. Mosher, 1898. first limited edition. VG+. 12mo in vellum wraps, title on spine in brown. No DJ as issued. Of a limited edition of 925 copies. Light agetoning to wraps, light shelfwear as well. Textblock deckled on all sides, agetoned and lightly foxed, pages lightly agetoned, but with no noticeable foxing. Unpaginated, about 50 pp. Shelved Locked Case 0 with Poetry.
Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Publisher to the Shakespeare Head Press, 1926. Octavos, 10 volumes;; VG+; paneled maroon leather spine, gilt lettering, 3/4 bound, cloth boards; cloth with slight marks or spotting, corners and edges minor rubbing; minor shelfwear; text block uncut; text clear; please contact for shipping costs; shelved above hardcover fiction.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 224pp.; VG/VG-; spine tan with tan and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; some sun-fading to spine, mild wear to jacket, chipping to head and tail of spine; Shelved in endcase near stairs on sales floor.
Berlin and Wien: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1923. Wide Octavo; good+ hardcover; brown cloth spine with gilt lettering; half-bound w/black marbled boards; ex libris, signature, Absolon [author-surgeon, NIH]; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 196 pp.; illus.tables and medical figures; binding shaken; spine, edges and corners, chipping and wear; back joint, split starts; else very good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN.
London, J. M. Dent & Sons, Limited; New York, E. P. Dutton & Co, 1909. First edition. Three octavo volumes. Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in contemporary red morocco, spines richly gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated throughout with chromolithographic plates, photographs, and illustrations in the text. Overall very good indeed, some rubbing to spines and hinges. Shelved in Case #3.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. 4to., 224pp.; VG/VG; spine tan with teal and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; minor bumping and shelfwear; price-clipped; the front pastedown, both sides of the ffep, and the half-title pages have inscriptions and drawings/doodles by the following cartoonists: Mort Gerberg, Sam Gross, Marvin Tannenberg, Dana Fradon, Bill Woodman, Jack Ziegler, Gahan Wilson, George Booth; shelved case 1.
London: Hutchinson & Co., 1902. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Green fabric spine with gilded text. Boards have general shelf wear, rubbing to edges, crease lines on joints, bumping to corners, spine is shaken, however, binding is still strong; Textblock has age toned end papers and paste downs, small closed tear on top edge of title page, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 503.
Washington: Chronicle Publishing Company, 1874. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Dark red spine with gilt text; Cloth has some rubbing toward spine edges and along gutters, as well as fore edges, and exterior panels have wear such as scratches on front & rear, but they are sturdy and intact; Text block has darkened slightly on edges due to age with other minor discolorations, interior pages are unmarked with good binding; previous owner's name on end papers and slight moisture staining, also; pp 498. Shelved in Aisle 7.
New York: The New Yorker, n.d. . First Edition. thin 8vo., unpaginated; VG; spine white with no lettering; some bumping and shelfwear to corners; spine has moderate cracking at edges, head of spine has a piece of scotch tape on it; original patterned boards, white label on front board; boards slightly bowed; previous owners name on ffep, else interior clean; scarce; shelved case 1.
London: Longsman, Green, and Co., 1887. New edition, revised and re-written. Octavo in good condition only; green cloth spine with gilt lettering; front board, emblazoned with gilt crown and archery medallion; signed by previous owner on front free endpaper in pencil, dated 1889; mild/moderate shelf and edge wear; text block clean; 296 pp., illustrated by 46 B&W drawings and designs; tables with tournament statistics; light age-toning; binding shaken and beginning to loosen; hing splitting at gutter. Consignment. under front counter.
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815. Octavo; VG- condition hardcovers; dark red spine with gilt text; marbled boards; 6 volumes; slightly sunned spines; cloths show lightly bumped corners; text blocks have top edges gilt; deckled edges otherwise; slight toning to exterior edges; light foxing to first and last few pages; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders; Shelved in aisle 7.