Barcelona: Museu D'Arqueologia de Barcelona, 1934. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; Dark red with gilt text; Cloth has slightly sunned panels with light wear and minimal edge wear; Text block has darkened slightly with very slight foxing on half title page, small tear at binding on title page, and small tear midway at fore edges of last few pages, otherwise clean and intact pages; pp 45. Spanish text. Shelved in aisle 7.
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Vinegia: Presso Altobello Salicato, 1601, 1602. Duodecimo; two volumes bound as one; (16), 143; 46 pp. Original vellum of the period. Vellum soiled and age-discolored; endpapers soiled, and show some pencil notes from previous owners; worm hole and some abrasions to title page; interior generally clean and tight; Very Good overall. Shelved in Case #3.
London: Hutchinson and Co., 1897. 1st. 12mos; VG-/none; maroon cloth spine with gold spine lettering, decorated front boards, blind filigree; ex-library, white call numbers on all spines near base; stamps and markings. shelf wear and bumping; spines sunned faintly. hinges, split starts; foxing starts; binding shaken; ---Volume I: text block, clean; 272 pp.; small clipping on author pasted on front pastedown; else very good; ---Volume II: text block, clean; 258 pp.; head-edge, chipping; front board, flaking; else very good; ---Volume III: text block, clean; 266 pp.; spine chipping; head-edge joint, split start; else very good.
Boston, MA: F. Gleason, 1854. Hardcover Small Folio; G; Dark brown cloth boards with brown leather spine and corners, rubbing and chipping on corners and along spine, creasing down spine, rubbing and surface scratches on front and back boards and edges, tears in beds between end papers and paste downs; Text block age toned, foxing and/or light staining on certain pages in text block, bumping on bottom right corners of pages 81-98; pages3-14 and 19-30 are loosened at the the upper half; pp 416. Additional shipping is needed for expedited / international orders. Book(s) too heavy/ large to ship via economy international shipping methods. For international/expedited orders, please inquire for rates].
New York and London: Hafner Publishing Company, Inc. for the New York Botanical Garden, 1963. Third Printing, Slightly Revised. Set of three approx. 8.25" x 10.75" VG- green hardcovers with gilt lettering. Corners and spine ends of superficially scuffed boards crunched and rubbed or frayed; gilt remains bright. Light soiling to bottom fore edge of text blocks. All volumes have P.O.S. on ffep with related P.O.S. and address on front pastedown; otherwise, clean and tight throughout. Price is for set.
London: W. Griffin, 1770. First edition. Quarto; vg+/none; brown leather spine with no text; ex libris, bookplate, front pastedown; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 23 pp.; illus. frontispiece, "The sad historian of the pensive plain", oval engraving, title-page; light age-toning; text block edges, gilt; endpapers, blue marbling; front fly leaves, loose but holding; boards, gilt borders, inside, double lines; outside, singles; board edges, gilt; panels, rubbed; chipping; else very good. Case #0.
Rome: Ecole franciase de Rome, 2001. Text in French; Quarto; VG paperback; Covers have very occasional light rubbing, light corner wear, some light creasing at bottom edge of spine and covers, spine's bottom tips slightly frayed, binding strong; Textblock interior clean; 198 pp. text, 49 pp. plates.
Firenze: (1750?). 12mo; G/no-DJ; Brown spine with gold text; 5 of 6 Volumes only, no v. 1; Boards have moderately rubbed corners with slightly sunned spines and light wear on exterior panels probably due to handling, v. 5 has one small tear on front panel and one on rear panel; Text blocks have slight foxing along exterior edges with stiff pages, v. 4 has slight moisture staining on fore & tail edges halfway through text and v. 5 page numbering is out of sequence, otherwise bindings are tight; pp 573. Italian language. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders. Aisle 7.
London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition. In two volumes. Octavo. With illustrations by George Cruikshank. First edition, first issue with the plate "Last Song" without a border, and 36 pages of publisher's ads. Three quarter leather, green boards, gilt decorations in compartments on spine, five raised bands. Very good, with some rubbing to boards, some foxing to interior. Bindings tight. CONSIGNMENT-Tag to Allan.
Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1906. Offprint [Sonderabdruck. Octavo; good+/wraps; gray spine with black text; front panel w/titles; ex libris, pencil signature, Absolon, title-page; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 395-565 pp.; toning; split starts, hinges and joints; sunned; light staining, front cover detatched; else very good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN Shelve Netdesk office, Ephemera Box H.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1876. Octavo, xvi-278 pages. Hard cover with no dust jacket. Black leather spine with gilt lettering and ornaments. Marbled text block. Very Good. Inscribed by former owner in ink on front end paper. There is also a sticker from previous bookseller on the lower corner of front board. Tight binding. Strong age yellowing to pages, but the text is clean and unmarked. Strong foxing to end papers and to the Title Page. Light shelf wear and rubbing to boards, scraped and scuffed in some places, but still very good. Shelved under front counter.
Venetia [Venice]: Appresso Giouan Battista Ciotti, 1621. 8vo., 329pp., [7 pp.]; VG; spine brown leather, brown label and gilt lettering; 3/4 bound in brown leather, marbled boards; minimal to no shelfwear; ink writing in margins throughout, significant number of pages; 'N36' to first title page; page 39/40 has a small tear in the lower fore corner; minor age stains; complete with seven plates; NOTES ON MARGINALIA: The vast majority of leaves have marginalia to 1-3 lines per page, with no more than 2 words per line. The leaves with the most marginalia include p. 47 (to 13 lines), p. 54 (to 16 lines), p. 87 (to 10 lines), and p. 116 (to 11 lines). (Photos of all 4 attached.) Happily none of the pages to this volume are heavily annotated. Though there are marginalia to just 3 lines on p. 298, the handwriting is significantly larger so I decided to include a photo of this page as well. Collation to misnumbered leaves is complete. Marginalia are to the following leaves: 15-22, 24-33, 35-38, 40-61 [p. 52 misnumbered "25"], 63, 65, 67-75, 77-83, 85-107 [p. 101 misnumbered "102"; "7" to p. 107 obscured], 109-129, 131-132, 134-136, 138-148, 151, 154-156, 158-166, 169-173, 175-178, 180-184, 186-188, 192, 198-199, 202-212 [pp. "202" and "203" misnumbered "102" and "103" respectively], 214-217, 224, 226-229, 231-232, 234-238, 240-242, 245-248, 250-253, 255-257, 260-262, 266-276, 281-284, 286, 288, 290-291 [misnumbered "190" and "191" respectively], 293 [misnumbered "193"], 295-296 [misnumbered "195" and "196" respectively], 298 [misnumbered "198"]; JG consignment; shelved Case 0.
Cabin John, MD: Seven Locks Press, 1984. First edition. Tall octavo. VG in VG dust jacket. Yellow spine with black lettering. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author on the title page. Two small soiling discoloration marks to the spine of the DJ near its center. Faint discoloration to the exterior hinges of the book. Covers overall clean, binding strong and intact. Slight foxing to the text block edges. Text of pages clean and free of markings. 187pp.
Neusatz: Zusammendruck von Beitragen, 1965. Large Octavo; VG condition hardcover. Dark blue spine with gilt text; Cloth is lightly sunned but otherwise clean with strong, intact panels; Text block shows minor shelf wear such as light age toning around edges of text pages but binding is tight; pp 66. German text. Aisle 7.
Cincinnati: The Graphic Press, 1886. Octavo; G condition; Dark green spine with gilt text; Cloth has rubbed edges, wear at head & tail spine edges, and exterior shows rubbing also but panels have stable and sturdy planks; Text block edges has some dark toning due to age with otherwise intact and unmarked pages; previous owner's name on ffep; pp 330. Shelved in aisle 7.
New York: Printed and sold by George F. Hopkins, 1802. Second Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in full contemporary calf, black spine labels wih gilt lettering; boards with moderate rubbing, including some wear to hinges, scraping to leather; newspaper clipping tipped onto verso of title page, staining to first page of preface; Ownership on front pastedowns of A. S. Burleson. Ownership on both title pages of Hugh Nelson. some sparse marginalia to text, including writing the authors of certain essays under the title, writing covers most of the front endpapers; DG consignment; shelved in Case 1.
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1929. First Edition. Small Octavo in Red Cloth Boards, without scarce dust jacket, Good--. A very rare first edition of Hammett's first book. Boards bumped at corner's revealing underlying boards, bumping to head and tail of spine where cloth is frayed, cloth fraying on both joints between spine and boards, some scuffing to surface of boards, gold image of scull and crossbones on front board. Front hinge on inside has split start, top corner of ffep bears small open tear, binding a little loose, light age toning and some foxing throughout. 270 pp. [Shelved Case 6, Cloth spine bears design in black, red, and yellow].
Rome: Giorgio Bretschneider Editore, 1985. Text in German; Large octavo; VG/VG paperback w/DJ; Black spine with white text; Dustjacket has some rubbing to glossy surface, spine a tiny nick in upper right, DJ has occasional very minor edge wear; Covers have some minor wear at bottom edges and bottom right of front cover, spine a few surface wrinkles near top, spine also has some very faint smudging perceptible near top, book's binding is strong; Textblock interior clean; 364 pp.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1945. 12 mo. VG/VG DJ. Blue spine with red and brown text/title; dustjacket is mostly clean with mild edgewear, more notable around the spine; dj has protective mylar covering and is price-clipped at the edges of the front and back dj; boards are strong and clean; binding is strong; textblock is age-toned but otherwise clean. Pp. 278.
New York: The Century Co, 1889. First edition. Folio; 145 pp. Original pictorial boards; no dust jacket (as issued). With 19 illustrations by Edward W. Kemble in black and white. VG; some soiling and discoloration to boards, which are rubbed at the spine, particularly at spine top; interior age-toned but generally clean. Housed in a deluxe clamshell box. VW Consignment. Shelved in Case #2.
London: George Routledge, 1848. First edition. Octavo in 3/4 red cloth and leather; G+ Condition hardcover; six-band embossed spine with gold letters; marbled end pages; slight fraying around edges and spine; moderate soiling; strong binding, some separation along front hinge and spine (see photos); occasional foxing and staining; text in tight print; pp. 302; illustrations by George Cruisbank; GP consignment. Please see four photos for representation of condition.
Wien: Carl Gerold's Sohn, 1872. Serial. Octavo; good+/none; brown cloth spine with gilt lettering and faux banding; ex libris, signature, Absolon; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; all edges, feathered; 328 pp.; engravings, tables, and folded plates; age-toning; spine, sunned; else very good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN. [Shelved Netdesk office, Ephemera Box C].
London: John Templeman; C. Templeman, 1840-1856. Various Editions. 8vo., 10 volumes; VG; 3/4 bound with brown leather, marbled boards; paneled spines with gilt lettering and tooling; some uniform sun-fading to spines; mild rubbing to corners, heads and tails of spines, marbling; top edge of text blocks gilt; Table-talk: Original Essays on Men and Manners, fourth edition, 1841, 2 volumes; The Round Table: A Collection of Essays on Literature, Men, and Manners, third edition, 1841; Criticisms on Art, second series, 1856, 1844, 2 volumes; The Plain Speaker: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things, second edition, 1851; Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth, third edition, 1840; Characters of Shakespeare's Plays, fifth edition, 1854; Lectures on the English Comic Writers, third edition, 1841; heavy, please contact for shipping costs; shelved above cookbooks.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911. Limited Edition. Octavo, 179 pages. Hard cover with no dust jacket, presumably as issued. Limited Edition: Five hundred and seventy-five numbered copies printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge in September, 1911. This copy is # 570. Tight binding. Pages are uncut at the top. Light age toning to pages, but the text is clean and unmarked. Rough-cut text block on the side. Light shelf wear and rubbing to boards, but is still in a very good condition, and is wrapped in a mylar sleeve for added protection. YF CONSIGNMENT. SHELVED ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL AREA.
Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1927. 1st. 140pp. hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. Japanese colophon, tipped-in. Illustrations present, an intact copy of this book. Green cloth covered boards clean, with minimal shelf wear. Text is unmarked, age toned. Some foxing at endpapers, foxing in text is very sparse. Top edge gilt. Dust jacket protected, minimal shelfwear apparent, with one or two smudges. DJ spine toned darker, with small soiled spot and a pen mark. Spine is brown with brown letters. Shelve Lit. Crit.
Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1927. First edition. Set of two thick octavos in purple hardcovers with gold gilt; condition: Good; moderate soiling and slight discoloration on spines; vol. 1 front cover partly detached, but strong binding; paper age-toned; minor inscriptions on vol. 2 ffep; occasional pencil underlining in vol. I; pp. 914; as is; Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to restriction(s).
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1897. Large octavo; pp 208; VG-; Spine sunned to dark beige with gilt lettering; Moss green cloth has slight bumping to fore corners, some fraying and wear to spine edges, sun fading to head edge approximately 1 inch; Text block shows cracking to hinges at binding, note adhered to first page is previous description of book, in text woodcuts; rough deckled edges, some uncut, slight pencil check marks and margin notes throughout and numbers to rear pastedown; small sticker to front pastedown;.
London: R. Taylor et Socii, 1810. Editio Nova. Quarto; good+/none; brown leather spine with gilt lettering and raised bands; boards with triple lined gilt bordering; all edges and endpapers, marbled; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; occasional foxing; printed in three columns; unpaginated; 824 pp.; Pars Prima et Appendix Vocabulorum; [Greek to Latin]; minor foxing; lacking top board;; spine, edges and corners, chipping and wear; else very good; ---TEXT IN GREEK AND LATIN.
Colombia: Plazse & Janes, 1985. Mixed Editions. **Indicative of both volumes**Octavo; VG/VG; dust jacket w/brod art protective sleeve; spine silver w/ black txt, red, yellow, blue insignia box, some creasing at joints, minor shelf wear; boards firm, clean; binding strong, Vol.1 has separation from head band, still strong; pages have very little wear, aging, library sticker on free front page, care taped to book w/inscription from prev owner (Vol.1), otherwise both in very good condition. Vol. 1: 542pp; Vol.2: 421 Spanish txt Volume 1 is 2nd Edition, Volume 2 is 3rd Edition. Oversized set. Additional S/H needed for expedited/international orders.
London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1898. Quarto; 509 pp.; full blue cloth; moderate rubbing and scuffing; some fraying to spine ends and corners; front and rear hinges slightly split; foxing to prelims and text block edges; owner ink stamp front pastedown; contents else very good; Spine: gilt titles on blue cloth.
London: Richard Royston and Richard Davis, 1684. V1&2: 2nd Edition corrected V3: 5th edition corrected; V4: no edition given [1st presumed]. 4 Volumes. Quartos, G+/no dj's, brown spines w/ gilt text & 5 raised bands. Ex-library with stamps, markings, and spine stickers. Covers worn through leather to board underneath with chipped/frayed edges; leather scuffed and chipped w/ numerous pieces missing from all vols. Text blocks age-toned w/ water-marking & wrinkling; minor foxing; some page corners creased. Bindings solid & texts unmarked. POS to front paste-down of all vols. V1&4 front board detached but present; back hinge/joint cracked, board still attached. V2 joints/hinges cracked, boards still attached; front paste-down starting to separate from board w/ chips closed tears to ffep; minor ink mark to front flyleaf; dark discoloration along top margin/text block head of 25-267 (text not affected); dark soil spots to "A view of the Apology for the Infallibility of the Church of Rome" pp579, 581-82, 584 (some text covered but still legible). V3 boards detached but present, ffep & frontispiece detached but present; small burn to text block fore-ege of 937-49 & unpaginated index (only slight bit of margin affected). V4 minor ink marking to ffep; bottom corners creased pp873-95.
Wein: Hermann Bohlas Nachf, 1962. Small Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; Dark Red spine with gold text; Boards have lightly sunned & rubbed exterior with slight edge wear, otherwise panels are strong & intact; Text block has slight shelf wear due to handling with otherwise unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 63. German language. Aisle 7.
Washington: Robert Armstrong & A.O.P. Nicholson, 1854. First Edition. 2 volumes; Octavo, Good condition; 3/4 bound, paneled black leather spines with gilt lettering, marbled boards; marbling different for each volume; wrapped in mylar; vol. 1 published by Armstrong, vol. 2 by Nicholson; marbled endpapers; volume one has moderate water-damage to boards, extending within, waving to pages; lacking maps; volume 2 does not have volume number on spine; mild-moderate foxing; shelved under front counter. LG Consignment.
New York, NY: The Macmillan Company, Inc., 1973. Eighth Printing. Octavo. VG hardcover with VG- Dustjacket. solid silver metallic dustjacket, spine and covers with uppercase khaki lettering. gently worn along DJ perimeter, with medium size tears and tiny folds and curled, torn edges. under clear protective cover. off white panel flaps are unmarked and edges intact. bright blue paper lines endpapers, front features SIGNATURE OF NOBEL PRIZE WINNER - MARSHALL NIRENBERG on front endpaper (see photo). light orange HB spine with bright metallic blue title lettering, impressed on front HB cloth panel. slight rubbing to spine at cloth ends. text interior is unmarked and solidly bound volume is overall gently read and kept in great condition, careful handling. 630 pp. Shelved upstairs, on rare/exp bookshelf in upstairs rear offices area.
Rennes: Guillaume Vatar, 1748. Translation. Small octavo; Good+ condition; brown leather spine with gilt lettering and raised bands; gilt filigree in panels; major shelf wear and bumping; edges and joints, chipping and wear;split start; edges, tinted red; text block, clean; some dog-ears; 848 pp., w/table des matieres, 31 pp.; boards, edges w/gilt filigree, worn; scarring; endpapers, toning starts; else good; TEXT IN FRENCH. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to restriction(s).
London: J.M. for A. Seile, 1671. ESTC R10721. Folio; 511 pp.; full old leather binding with heavy wear and loss to spine ends and corners; owner bookplate over old shelf numbers; fore-edge shows some staining but not into text; contents very good; title in red and black; Spine: world old leather with plastic wrapping.
London: Longman, Green Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1863. First thus. Octavo; good/none; brown leatherette spine with gilt lettering; quarter-bound w/black boards; ex library, book plate and stamps; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 441 pp.; Appendix, all edges and corners, chipping and general toning and foxing to all preliminaries. binding shaken; back hinge, split starts; endpapers, toning; else good. ---TEXT IN LATIN AND OLDE ENGLISH.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1926. First Edition. First Edition; Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Red fabric spine with darkened gilded text. Boards have shelf wear, age toned spine, bumping on corners, rubbing to edges, some faint discolorations on front, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has minor wear and faint red stains on edges, previous owner's personal inscription on front end paper dated 1926, light age toning on some pages, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 286.
Philadelphia: Kohler Publishing Company, circa 1890. Quarto. VG/no DJ - hardcover. In German. Saddle stitched mounted in age-toned illustrated boards with a blank black cloth spine; boards show some rubbing and a few moisture exposure staining; some mild edgewear noted; binding is strong; textblock is age-toned but clean.
Edinburgh: Printed for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, 1757. 4to., 296pp.; VG; bound in full contemporary calf, paneled spine with mild gilt lettering and tooling; some shelfwear to boards and spine, including small chipping to label, chipping to head of spine; bumping and peeling to corners, scratches to boards; lower fore corner of front board has the leather peeling off the board, and front pastedown has peeled off in the same spot; title page has a name signed as "John Dunlop 1809'; bookplate on front pastedown, second bookplate on ffep; previous booksellers description pasted on front pastedown; interior clean; shelved case 4.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1861. First. (possible second issue) Two octavos; VG- condition hardcovers; Brown cloth spines with faded cloth text. Boards have general shelfwear along surfaces, wear along edges and corners, binding strong, slight cocking to volume two's spine; Textblocks age-toned, occasional stains, previous owner's name (dated 1861) written in ink on both front end papers, one signature in volume two (p195-214) is loose yet present. 288pp and 312 + 16 pages of advertisements at rear. Please see photos for additional details RD Consignment item [Multi-volume order. Additional postage may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping might be unavailable due to weight/size restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates] eb/nd.
Cantabrigiae [Cambridge]: Cambridge, 1711. small 4to., , xxviii, 310, , 460pp.; G+; bound in brown leather, spine paneled with gilt tooling, red label with gilt lettering; wear to hinges, some cracking primarily to front hinge; general wear to boards, corners, head and tail of spine; bumping to corners; water damage to upper fore corners of both boards, only impacts first three pages and rear twelve, does not impact text, staining to boards; bookplate to front pastedown; engraved title page dated 1708 and half-title, engraved printer's device on title-pages; text in latin; shelved case 4.
Philadelphia: Joseph Whetham, 1840. New edition, from the eighth London edition. Quarto in light brown leather; Good condition; boards show some soiling and shelf wear, with fraying along spines; good binding; marbled edges and end pages; general foxing throughout; very tight print; text clean; previous owner's stamp on ffep; contains several folded maps; Oversized book, please contact us for expedited/international shipping costs.