New York, NY: Girl Scouts, 1945. New Edition, Eighth Printing. Small octavo; x, 694 pages; VG/G; spine red and brown with stripes and brown text; dust jacket protected with mylar; some shelfwear to dust jacket, including chipping, creasing, scuffing, small open and closed tears, a small torn-off section on the front flap from possible sticker removal, small missing pieces from the head and tail of spine, and a liquid stain visible to interior of dust jacket spine and rear hinge; ink name of former owner to bottom edge of textblock; ink information of former owner to ownership page dated December 25, 1946; black and white illustrations throughout; shelved below front counter.
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Paris: La Villette, 1793. Two volumes; octavo. The first volume is 336 pages; the second volume is 451 pages. Both volumes are bound in contemporary full calf binding with gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine and gilt ornamentation on the edges of the boards. The endpapers are marbled. A folding plate map of the east coast of the United States appears at the beginning of the first volume. The second volume includes three plates: a depiction of an Indian warrior, a folding plate depicting a British fortification, and a folding plate image and diagram of a fort at the end of the second volume. Also included with this lot are the title page of a Christie, Manson, and Wood catalogue for a 1926 auction of fine books, and a clipping, presumably from this catalogue, which lists these volumes as among the lots for that auction. In addition, the lot includes a typewritten letter, dated October 9, 1935, which discusses various English translations of the work and describes its historical significance at the time of first publication. Volumes condition: Good. Both volumes exhibit notable wear, including fraying at the foot and edges, loss of gilding, damage to labels, and water damage visible on end leaves and first several pages and final several pages of both volumes. Both volumes have clean text blocks. Letter and catalog sections condition: Good. All exhibit creases, minor tears and punctures, and yellowing consistent with age. The second page of the letter also has two closed tears along the horizontal crease and a partially open tear from the bottom of the page to the horizontal crease. These do not impact legibility. Dimensions 5.25 x 8 x 3.25 inches Shelved case 9.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1957. First edition. Octavo; 262 Pages; VG-/G+; Hardcover with dust jacket. Dj spine, purple with white lettering; Dj has modest shelf wear and edge wear, minor fraying to corners along with tiny closed tears to headband, tailband and back cover; Boards in sea blue cloth with gilt lettering, bottom of spine slightly water-stained; text block exhibits very mild age-toning.
New York: The Editor Publishing Co., 1905. First Edition. Large octavo, viii, 341 pages; G; Light brown cloth spine with dark brown lettering; Boards show moderate foxing and light soiling overall, moderate+ fading to head/tail of spine, light fraying at head of spine, light bumping to corners and light+ wear to bottom edges and bottom corners; Binding is slightly shaken, and there are closed tears to the pastedown pages along the hinges; Textblock has moderate age-toning to edges and light shelfwear to bottom edge; Illustrated (b/w illustrations); Fold-out map at front; NOTE: Shelved in Room G.
New York: The Editor Publishing Co., 1905. First Edition. Large octavo, viii, 341 pages; G-; Light brown cloth spine with dark brown lettering; Boards show moderate soiling to back cover, moderate+ wear to tail of spine, bottom edges and corners, and light wear to top edges; Binding is significantly shaken, and there are full-length tears to the pastedown pages along the hinges; Textblock has moderate age-toning to edges, moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, and the ex libris of a former owner on the front pastedown; Illustrated (b/w illustrations); Fold-out map at front; NOTE: Shelved in Room G.
London: The Alpine Club, 1970. Octavo; G/Fair; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, black/grey illustration with black print; DJ has small portion of top edge torn away, tears along top and bottom edges, stains, soiling; Boards are in green cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, mild shelfwear, cocked spine; Text block has slight spotting to endpapers, slight age-toning to paper; 356 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w). NOTE: Shelved in Aisle 24 with older 15's.
New York: The Viking Press, 1977. First Edition. Oblong Quarto; pp 135; VG-/G+; black spine with ivory text; dust jacket has slight wear to edges; light rubbing to exterior; light toning to flaps; mylar wraps; cloth is clean; strong boards; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; writing to verso of ffep; interior clean NOTE: Shelved in Aisle 24 with older 15's.
Boston, MA: Lamson, Wolff, and Company, 1897. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 261 pages; VG-; contemporary full green publisher's cloth binding, with green and silver design; spine with green and silver design and lettering; mild shelf wear and scuffing; corners slightly bumped; mild wear to crown and tail of spine; previous owner's ex libris at front pastedown; some age-toning to textblock; contains black and white illustrations; pages clean; shelved below Front Counter.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1926. First Edition Reprint. 8vo., 365 pp., VG/VG; DJ, white spine (age-toned off-white) with navy blue text, pictorial gray and green front cover with orange and black lettering; rubbing and mild chipping to edges of DJ; age-toning and sunning to DJ, protected by mylar; red cloth boards, black lettering to spine and front board; bumping to head and tail of spine; age-toning and mild shelfwear to text-block; rubbing to edges of boards; mild age-toning to interior, text legible; NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Case #4.
New York: Metropolitan Books, 1930. First Edition Thus. 8vo., 312 pp., G+/G; yellow/orange/green/blue pictorial DJ with black and yellow lettering; mild fading to spine, extant lettering legible, vertical creasing to middle of spine; closed tears and chipping to edges of DJ, with material loss to head and tail of spine, corners, and bottom edge of back cover towards hinge; material loss to head of spine obscures "TANAR" in title; blue and green ink staining to interior of DJ, bleeding through to bottom edge of covers and fore-edge of front cover (a likely repair attempt to disguise material loss); ink staining slightly obscures "METROPOLITAN" logo to tail of spine of DJ; price uncut "$2.00" to top right-hand corner of front flap; DJ protected by mylar; blue cloth boards with black lettering; bumping/chipping/rubbing to head and tail of spine, cocking to spine, vertical crease down middle of spine, boards shaken and slightly cocked, very slight shelf lean, binding sturdy; light wear/scuffing to boards; age-toning, wear, and occasional staining to text-block; age-toning to interior, text clear and legible; notations in pencil to top left-hand corner of back paste-down; "Metropolitan Books" stated to title page; pub. 1930 stated to copyright page; LP consignment; shelved Case 12/Window, Dupont.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1933. First Edition Reprint. 8vo., 310 pp., VG-/VG-; DJ, tan spine with blue lettering, off-white and yellow front cover with pink and navy blue lettering; age-toning to DJ; chipping to edges of DJ, front of DJ is sunned, with the red lettering faded; slight material loss to corners, DJ protected by mylar; red cloth boards, black lettering to spine and front board; bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine, cocking to spine; green top to text-block, beveled text-block, scratching/rubbing to text-block; rubbing and shelfwear to edges of boards, particularly to top-edge of front board; age-toning to endpapers, mild age-toning to interior, text legible; boards slightly shaken, starting hinge to front board, binding sturdy; NOTE: Shelved in Room X, Case #2.
Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1922. 8vo., 277 pp., G+/VG-; DJ, spine tan (age-toned) with black lettering, green and tan pictorial DJ with red and light green lettering to front cover; age-toning to covers of DJ; chipping and closed tears to edges of DJ, with slight material loss to corners; all four corners of flaps clipped; "Grosset & Dunlap" stated to tail of spine and back flap, indicating a First Edition Reprint DJ, covers protected by mylar; olive green cloth boards with black lettering; mild fading to spine (lettering legible), bumping/rubbing to head and tail of spine, cocking to spine, no shelf lean, "A.C. McClurg" stated to tail of spine; rubbing to edges of boards, rubbing, scuffing, and scattered staining to boards; dark top, age-toning, shelfwear, and occasional staining to text-block; starting hinge between pp. 168-169 as well as to front and back endpapers, boards and text-block firmly cased; mild age-toning and occasional fingerprint marks to interior, text clear and legible; pub. 1922 by A.C. McClurg stated to title page, indicating a First Edition; LP consignment; shelved Case 12, Dupont.
Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1924. First Edition. 8vo., 42 pp., VG-/no DJ; green cloth boards, navy blue lettering to spine and front board; bumping/fraying to head and tail of spine and corners of boards; slight cocking to spine, boards somewhat shaken, no shelf lean, binding intact; mild shelfwear to edges of boards; age-toning and light scratching/mild staining (likely water damage) to text-block; mild foxing to back endpapers; age-toning to interior, predominantly to margins; pub. 1928 stated to title page, "A. C. McClurg & CO" stated to tail of spine, indicating a First Edition (A. C. McClurg only published one printing of the First Edition); frontispiece; LP consignment; shelved Case 12, Dupont.
Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1918. First Edition, Second Printing. 8vo., 350 pp., VG/no DJ; green cloth boards, gold lettering to spine and front board; bumping to head and tail of spine, mild cocking to spine; bumping to corners; mild foxing to text-block; boards slightly shaken, starting hinge to front board, binding sturdy; "A. C. McClurg & Co." to tail of spine measures 1 1/8 in., indicating a Second Printing of the 1918 ed.; frontispiece; NOTE: Shelved in glass case near stairs on the sales floor.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers, 1932. 12mo; pp 216; G/Fair; ivory white pictorial spine with black text; dust jacket several chips to edges; light soiling to spine and rear; mylar wraps; cloth has slight sunning to spine; light wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; illustrated endpapers; frontispiece; some toning to interior clean; good binding;.
Signed group photograph of explorer R.E. Byrd. Signature is clear in blue ink (though slightly uneven). Condition is Good with light age toning, light cracking throughout, and a few scratches. Matting measures 14 in x 11 in (exact photo size unknown) and has a few small black marks and wear to corners. BL consignment. Shelved Rockville Room B.
Photograph of explorer R.E. Byrd studying documents at a desk with his trusty companion, "Igloo." Photograph is framed (measures 11 in x 9 in). Signature is clear in brown ink (though slightly faded). Photograph in Good+ condition overall with toning, light cracking/creasing, and a few small marks to the upper corners; a few minor scrapes to wood frame corners and edges. BL consignment. Shelved Rockville Room B.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1938. First Edition. 10mo; pp 296; Good; navy spine with blue text; missing dj; cloth has slight smudges to exterior; lightly sunned spine; strong boards; text block shows lightly toned exterior edges; deckled fore edge; interior clean; illustrated; tight binding; signed by author;.
Aerial expedition photograph signed by both Richard E. Byrd and Sir George Hubert Wilkins. Presented as a matted and framed assemblage with a group of "Byrd Antarctic Expedition II" postal stamps mounted in upper right corner. Photograph in Good condition with light age toning, scattered light creasing (with one small partial tear), scattered light soiling, and a few small scratches. Metal frame in Very Good condition, but components are a little loose inside. BL Consignment. Shelved Rockville Room B.
New York: Robert McBride & Company, 1927. First Edition. Octavo, 243 pages. In Good plus condition. Grey spine with gilt lettering. Full binding in dark grey cloth. Boards show light scuffing and edge wear, modest fraying and bumping to corners, slight sunning to spine and minor shredding to headband and tailband. Text block has deckled fore and bottom edges.
New York: Russel Sage Foundation, 1921. First Edition. Octavo, 405 pages. In Very Good minus condition. Green spine with gilt lettering. Full binding in green cloth. Boards show light shelf wear, minor fraying to corners and modest shredding to headband and tailband. Text block has the ownership inscription of the previous owner on front free endpaper and exhibits moderate age toning.
Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, c. 1868. 12mo; G+; green/red/black pictorial spine with black text; reprinted; no jacket; cloth has mild exterior wear; front decorated with vivid red and black illustration; some rubbing to edges; strong boards; text block exterior edges modestly toned; previous owner's name to ffep; slight cracking to front hinge; frontispiece; illustrated; pp 277.
Wellington, NZ: Nova Pacifica, 1982. First Edition. Folio, xii, 376pp.; VG; no dust jacket; Does not come with slipcase; spine has five raised bands, gilted motifs in four compartments and red & sky blue calf title labels with gilt lettering in two compartments; covers half navy blue calf leather, red calf date emblem to upper board surrounded by gilt decoration; hand marbled endpapers; text block slightly dirty in lower corner; text clean; bumping to corners of boards; small scratch to front board; due to weight shipping may be extra; NOTE: Shelved in Locked Annex Area (xdup).
Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1963. First American Edition. Octavo; VG/G-Hardcover; sunned spine with blue and beige image of sky and sand and black text; Heavy shelf wear and age to dust jacket, fraying along sides and edges, minor spotting marks to surfaces,chipping to corners and around spine of jacket; Moderate age and wear to boards spotting marks along spine, binding solid but intact, ivory toned pages; Foxing along text block exterior, darkened text block head, otherwise text block clean; 199 pp.
New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1958. 10mo; VG-/G; ivory/yellow spine with black text; dust jacket exterior shows moderate wear; mild sunning toward head and tail edges; slightly rubbed joints and fore edges; mylar wrapped dj; cloth exterior has only light wear; strong boards; minor edge wear; textblock exterior edges lightly toned; deckled fore edge; tight binding; previous owner's erased name to fep; interior pages clean; pp 344.
London: George Routledge and Sons, c. 1892. 10mo; VG-; tan, red, green and brown pictorial spine with brown and gilt text; no jacket; cloth has slight exterior wear; beveled edge; slight rubbing to corners; vividly illustrated panels; sturdy boards; text block exterior edges have some age toning; patterned endpapers; frontispiece; minor foxing to some pages; slight cracking to hinges; illustrated; pp 512.
London: Gardner, Darton & Co., 1897. First Edition. Octavo; VG-; green and beige pictorial spine with white text; first edition; full title: The Surprising Adventures of Sir Toady Lion with Those of General Napoleon Smith: An Improving History for Old Boys, Young Boys, Good Boys, Bad Boys, Big Boys, Little Boys, Cow Boys, and Tom-Boys; no jacket; illustrated exterior to cloth shows modest handling wear; some rubbing wear to edges; small dented chip to front tail edge; sturdy boards; text block exterior fore and tail edges have moderately age toned; head edge gilt; deckled fore and tail edges; frontispiece; interior pages clean; good, intact binding; illustrated; pp 379.
New Bedford: William Sullwold Publishing, 1980. First Edition. Octavo; 84 Pages; VG/G+; Hardcover with dust jacket; Dj spine, beige with brown lettering; Dj has light shelf wear and edge wear along with tiny closed tears to back cover and front cover; Boards in brown paper with gilt lettering, minor wear to tailband; Text block exhibits very mild foxing to fore-edge.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1874. First Edition. Octavo, 403 pages; G+; Dark green cloth spine with gilt lettering; Boards show moderate bumping/fraying to head/tail of spine, light+ bumping and wear to corners, minor wear to beveled edges and joints, light+ age-toning to spine and minimal shelfwear overall; Textblock has moderate age-toning to edges and interiorly, with some mild foxing to front free end pages; Illustrated; NOTE: Shelved in Room G.
Philadelphia: David McKay, 1894. 12mo; VG-; yellow/red pictorial spine with black text; no jacket; cloth shows some soiling to front; modest shelf wear otherwise; strong boards; text block exterior edges show modest toning; gift inscription to ffep; frontispiece; mild shadow tone to rear endpapers; good binding; pp 211.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and CompanyH, 1952. Octavo; pp 647; VG-/G-; dark yellow spine with beige text; dust jacket has sunned spine; modest wear to exterior; some rubbing to edges; price clipped flap; mylar wrap; cloth has only light to exterior; clean, strong boards; text block has slight foxing to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; illustrated; deckled fore edge; tight binding;.
New York: DoubleDay and Co, 1905. First Edition. Octavo, 374 pages. In Good Plus condition. Red spine with faded white lettering. Full binding in red cloth. Boards show light shelf wear, slight bumping to corners, moderate fraying to headband and tailband and tiny open tears on corners. Text block exhibits modest age-toning to edges.
Salem MA: Marine Research Society, 1924. Octavo; G+; blue spine with vivid gilt text; no jacket; cloth exterior shows very mild wear; slightly rubbed edges; ex-library sticker to spine; good binding; strong boards; text block exterior edges show modest age toning; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; few ex-library markings inside; interior pages good; illustrated; pp 335.
London & New york: John Lane, 1897. First Edition. Octavo; 336 Pages; G+; Hardcover; Burgundy spine with gilt lettering; Full binding in Burgundy cloth; Moderate shelf wear and edge wear, tiny open tear to joint and modest bumping to corners; Text block exhibits mild age-toning and slight foxing along with deckled edges.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881. Octavo; G+; grayish brown/black pictorial spine with gilt text; no jacket; gray pictorial cloth exterior has some soiling spots to rear; spine has darkened due to age; otherwise exterior shows modest wear; few, minor chips to edges; ex-library sticker to spine; good binding; sturdy boards; textblock edges have moderate age toning; torn front endpaper, as is; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; slight wear showing to hinges; ex-library markings inside; frontispiece with tissue guard; illustrated with maps and drawings; minor, miscellaneous stray marks to interior, otherwise good; few pages of advertisement at rear; pp 316 Shelved in Locked Annex Area Column B.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1957. First Edition. Octavo; 460 Pages; G+; Hardcover; Navy spine with gilt lettering; Full binding in Navy cloth; Light shelf wear and edge wear, mild sunning to spine, back cover slightly water stained and slight cocking to spine; Text block has mild foxing on title page along with clement age-toning.
New York and Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1944. First Edition. 10mo; pp 293; G-/Fair; brown/blue pictorial spine with beige text; dust jacket shows noticeable sunning to exterior, mostly to spine; some chips to edges; price clipped front flap; tape mends inside dj to edges; cloth has some soiling wear to exterior; mildly soiling to edges; strong boards; text block exterior edges shows slight age toning; deckled edges; frontispiece; tight binding; interior clean.
London: John Camden Hotten, 1866. Octavo, 164,  pages. In Very Good condition. Bound in full polished blue calf by W. Morrell, with his stamp to the verso of the front free endpaper. Boards with French fillets. Spine paneled with gilt and three burgundy labels and gilt lettering. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Some light shelf wear and rubbing, some fading to top edge of boards, spine. Light foxing throughout. Publisher's cloth from boards and spine preserved in rear. Title page detaching from gutter due to binder glue. With 36 color hand-tinted illustrations, some full-page. Shelved in Case 12.
London: Titan Books, 2012. First Titan Edition, First Printing. Large Quarto; VG-/VG-; dark blue spine with red and white text; dust jacket exterior shows minimal wear; previous bookshop's sticker to rear; mylar wrapped jacket; cloth exterior has minimal wear; slight lean to spine; otherwise binding intact; text block exterior edges have minimal wear; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; profusely illustrated; pp 320; signed by author; [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates] NOTE: Shelved in Room X, Case #3-4.
Garden City NY: Garden City Publishing Company, Inc., 1932. Octavo; G+/G-; pinkish beige pictorial spine with black text; dust jacket exterior shows modest soiling wear; some chips to edges; Brodart protective wrap to dj; black cloth has mild wear; front stamped with silver lettering and illustration; slight edge wear; strong boards; textblock exterior edges have age toned; deckled fore edge; pictorial endpapers; mild offsetting to endpapers; gift inscription to fep; frontispiece; illustrated; interior good; pp 352.
New York: Random House, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; 308 pages; VG/VG; spine light green with dark green lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut "$27.50', minor shelfwear; personalized inscription from a previous owner on inside cover; signed flat by Thor Heyerdahl on ffep; shelved under front counter.
Bethesda, MD: Adler & Adler, 1986. First U.S. Edition, First Printing. Octavo; 319 pages; Very Good/Very Good Minus; spine grey with red and blue text; dust jacket protected with mylar; price unclipped reading "$19.95", some shelfwear to dust jacket, including creasing, chipping, small open and closed tears, and a small closed hole to the rear flap fold; textblock clean; endpapers printed with a black and white map of Africa, Asia, and the Indian Ocean; inscribed by Heyerdahl on title dated August 27, 1986; one black and white photographic insert at spread 88-9, two full color photographic inserts at spreads 184-5 and 248-9; shelved under front counter.
New York: Wilcox and Follet Company, 1956. Second Printing. Octavo; 318 Pages; VG/G; Hardcover with dust jacket; Dj spine, black and grey with black and yellow lettering; Dj has moderate shelf wear and edge wear, minor wear to headband and tailband along with open tears to back cover top left and top right corners; Boards in red cloth with black lettering; Text block exhibits modest age-toning.
New York: Free Press, 2003. Octavo; G/VG; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with black and white print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright; Boards quarter bound with dark blue paper to spine and light blue paper to boards, silver print, slight surface tear on rear, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight, mild age-toning to paper; Signed in ink by author Hillary on the title page; 341 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w).
Chicago, New York, Toronto: Wilcox & Follett Co., 1949. First Edition. 12mo; pp 282; G+/G; blue pictorial spine with white text; dust jacket has modestly sunned exterior; few chips to edges; mylar wrap; cloth shows little wear to exterior; strong boards; text block edges have mild foxing; previous owner's name to front and rear endpapers; illustrated endpapers; tight binding; frontispiece; illustrated; interior clean.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945. Octavo; pp 431; G; black spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth shows modest wear to exterior; some rubbing to edges; strong boards; light sunning to spine; full color papered illustration and titles to front; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; light foxing to few early pages; previous owner's name to ffep; frontispiece; profusely illustrated by the author; good binding;.
London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1923. Thick Octavo; pp 344; Good; navy spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth has modest shelf wear to exterior; gilt decoration and lettering to front; some rubbing wear to edges; blind-stamped borders to panels; text block shows slight foxing to exterior edges; some foxing to few first and last pages; frontispiece; illustrated; broken hinges; deckled edges.
New York: Longmans, Green and Company, 1943. First Edition. Small Octavo; 170 Pages; G+; Hardcover; Illustrated by Frank Dobias; Beige spine with black lettering; Full binding in beige cloth. Light edge wear and moderate shelf wear, sunning to spine, tiny closed tears to tailband and blue ink stain on back cover; Text block exhibits mild yellow tint due to age.