New York: The Republican Club of the City of New York, 1909. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Tan spine with black text on an off-white block; Number 59 of 500 hundred limited edition copies; Boards have heavily rubbed exterior edges and corners, sunned spine, however panels are sturdy; Text block has darkened slightly with age and has deckled fore edge, slight shadow toning inside pastedowns & on end papers, but generally clean with tight binding; pp 358. Privately printed for the Republican Club of the City of New York.
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Philadelphia: 1850. Thick Octavo; Fair/no-DJ; Dark green spine with gilt text; Boards have rubbed exterior & corners with fraying edges, tears on either side of head & tail of spine edge; Text block is age toned with some foxing on exterior edges and pages throughout; Cracking between front & rear pastedowns and end papers at hinge; pp 888.
Boston: American Institute of Instruction, 1869. 12mo; G-/no-DJ; Black spine with black text on an off-white block; Boards have minor shelf wear with rubbing along edges & at corners, otherwise panels are strong & sturdy; Text block has darkened somewhat due to age, otherwise pages are clean with tight binding; pp 207.
1847. Octavo; Fair-/no-DJ; Black spine with gold text; Boards have rubbed and scratched exterior with heavy wear at corners and along edges, slightly sunned spine, tears on either side of spine at head edge; Text block has darkened on exterior edges with foxing on edges and pages, cracking at pp 12-13 at binding and between rear pastedown and rear end paper at hinge, some stains on pages throughout, and slight pencil in rear, pages are all still bound.
London & New York: George Routledge and Sons, Limited. 12mo; G+/no-DJ; Brown spine with gold text; Boards are half bound with leather with rubbing along corners, slight edge wear and moderately scratched exterior panels, but sturdy and fully intact; Text block is lightly ivory toned with light foxing on exterior edges and first & last few pages, tight binding; pp 416.
Philadelphia: Robert DeSilver, 1819. 18mo; G-/no-DJ; Brown spine with gold text on a burgundy panel; Volume 4, this volume only; Boards have heavily rubbed exterior and corners, most notably on spine, otherwise panels are still intact; Text block has darkened slightly due to age with shadow toning on pastedowns and first & last end paper and slight foxing & tears on some pages, otherwise pages are fully bound with some writing on end papers; pp 262.
New York: Pickwick Publishers, 1929. Octavo; vg/none; gray leatherette spine and boards with gilt titles; endpapers, burgundy; all edges, red marbling; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 1136 pp.; frontispiece for each chapter; Rousseau; Cellini; De Quincey; Pompadour; Franklin; and St. Augustine; binding shaken; else very good.
Austin and London: The American Folklore Society, 1974. Octavo; VG/G-; Blue spine with black text; Dust jacket has fraying edges and slightly rubbed exterior; Boards are lightly sunned on exterior with strong & sturdy panels; Previous owner's book plate on front pastedown; Text block has minimal shelf wear with clean pages & tight binding; pp 125.
New York: Twice a Year Press, 1941. Octavo; vg-/none; light gray wrap with dark brown text over plain boards; minor shelf wear and umping, toning and light soiling to wrap, toning to photo plates, text block clean; 308 pp; features a photograph by Ansel Adams and an abstraction by Georgia O'Keefe; else very good.
New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc. 1976. Reprint. Thick Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Dark blue spine with silver text; Reprint of the 1621 edition; Boards have some rubbing along spine & fore edges and on rear panel, slightly sunned spine and other minor edge wear, overall undamaged with sturdy panels; Text block has lightly rubbed exterior edges due to handling and some minor smudges & nicks with library stamps on ffep & verso of title page, pages are otherwise unmarked with tight binding; pp 1003. Latin language. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Chicago: Geo. S. Bowen & Son, 1899. First Edition. Octavo; G+/no-DJ hardcover; Brown spine with silver text; Boards strong, moderate rubbing to spine/corners, spine sunned, spotted discoloration across boards, faint small spotted staining on both pasteboards, spine shows slightly/torn at inner edge of pasteboard; Textblock age-toned, darker toned foxing on exterior head, otherwise clean; 1009pp.
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1998. First Edition [SIGNED]. Octavo; VG/VG-; DJ, Mostly white text on black spine; chipping along top edge; HB, yellow text on black spine; boards, strong, clean; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; SIGNED by author to previous owner on title page; 300pp.
New York: Alliance Book Corporation, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover Large Octavo;VG/G+; Green spine, black and yellow text; DJ wrapped in protective archival covering, shows major ware: large open tears and prominent chipping and rubbing along outer edges and corners, 2-inch closed tear near fore edge of front cover, prominent age toning and sunning; Boards strong, corners soft, foxing on head and tail edges; Text block is age toned, shadowing on end paper and paste downs, foxing on head edge, some pages throughout are dog-eared with foxing on certain corners as well, otherwise clean, pages durable, text and illustration legible and clear, card from previous seller in back; pp 145. Shelve Case #1.
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1985. First. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Orange spine with white text; Boards strong with general shelfwear and edgewear, large, dark stain at front cover tail corner, dark stains at back cover tail corner and along top edge of spine, spine dotted with lighter brown stains; Textblock clean, heavy staining along fore and tail edges; pp 334.
New York: Random House, 1962. First Printing. Octavo; VG/VG-; DJ: tan sunned spine with brown and faded red text; HB: blue cloth spine with a black box containing gilt text; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block clean; 527 pp; DJ sunned, stained, and slightly rumpled at spine edges; HB boards and edges lightly stained and scratched; head edge of HB tinted black; paste downs, ffep, and bfep toned; ink writing on ffep; else VG.
Hampshire and London: The Macmillan Press Ltd, 1992. First edition. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Black spine with white text; Covers have slightly sunned & lightly rubbed exteriors with minor edge wear & bent rear tail edge, otherwise sturdy and intact panels; sticker on rear cover; Text block shows slight wear due to handling with unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 263.
London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1954. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; Gray fabric spine with gilded text. Boards have shelf wear, age toned spine and edges, minor bumping on corners, rubbing to edges, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has minor wear on edges, previous bookstore's label on front paste down, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 227.
Boston: Geroge C. Beckwith, 1845. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Brown fabric spine with gilded text. Boards have shelf wear, rubbing on edges, bumping to corners, small open tears on front, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has foxing on edges and pages, age toned, damp stain from title page to p.6, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 606.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1921. Limited, unnumbered edition of 1500copies. Octavo; good-/no dust jacket; yellow cloth spine with black text on sunned white label; boards, bumped; fraying to corners and spine edges; text block, clean; toning starts; age-toning and light flaking to spine label; former owner's name, FFEP; 320pp.
Rockville, Maryland: Quill and Brush, 1994. Limited Edition, #12/200. 8vo., 116pp.; VG; bound in gray cloth, black lettering on spine; housed in a VG gray cloth slipcase; SIGNED by all of the authors, this is number 12/200; includes signed original silkscreen by Lou Stovall, held on front pastedown by silk ribbons; shelved case 12.
Ellensburg: Vagabond Press, 1981. Premiere issue. Small Quarto; VG-/G-; Off-white spine with black text; Dust jacket is covered with mylar and is slightly age toned with light foxing on exterior slight edge wear; Cloth has very slightly sunned spine with minor rubbing at corners, otherwise clean and strong panels; Text block is slightly age toned with unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 93.
Paris: C.H. Langlois, 1830. First edition. Set of four volumes rebound in dark green marble with embossed spine and gold gilt; VG; boards with minimal soiling; strong binding; marble edges; paper and text clean; few last pages foxed; in French; shelved in French section; please contact us for shipping costs.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co. 1955. First edition. Octavo; good+/good; dj, brown spine with red and white text; HB, blue cloth spine with silver text; ex libris, signature, 1956, ffep; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 309 pp.; light toning; binding shaken; dj, [BRO-DART]; foxing; else very good.
London: Heinemann, 1955. Octavo; VG+/VG-; Spine is medium thickness, light green with black text, emblem of a red hawk in the middle of spine, material loss to crown of spine; DJ is age-toned, edge worn, general signs of shelf wear; Boards have general edge wear, bumping to some corners, and crown of spine, general marks, joints and hinges are strong; Text block is age-toned, some general signs of handling, content is clear; pp 383.
London: Heinemann, 1953. Octavo; VG+/VG-; Spine is medium thickness, sunned to a light green with black text, emblem of a red hawk in the middle of spine, material loss to crown of spine; DJ is age-toned, edge worn, general signs of shelf wear; Boards have general edge wear, bumping to some corners, and crown of spine, general marks, joints and hinges are strong; Text block is age-toned, some general signs of handling, content is clear; pp 353.
Boston: The Writer, Inc., Publisher, 1951. Thin octavo; vg/good-; dj, sunned blue spine with black text; dj, chipping at the spine and folds; 2" open tear, tail edge of front cover; HB, dark blue cloth spine with gold text; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; former owner's name inked to FFEP and to head edge of page 25; text block, clean; 31pp.
Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1985. Octavo: VG/no-DJ paperback: Blue spine with white and black text & red spine with white and black text: Two Volume set: Both volumes covers are in very good condition with minimal shelfwear, very slight bump on bottom corner: Textblock of volume two has some smudges along tail edge, otherwise both are clean and pages are free of markings, folds and tears, ex libris and both volumes have imprinted bookplate on title pages: Vol One- 245 pp, Vol Two- 324 pp.
India: A Writers Workshop Publication, 1973. Reprint. Inscribed; Limited Copies; Reprint; Octavo; VG-/No DJ (two and a half paper ban with title printed on it); Spine is purple fabric with gold text; Boards have general shelf wear, rubbing and bumping to corners, joints and hinges are sensitive; Text block has general signs of handling, inscribed on front free-end paper; age-toning, content is clear, pp 118.
Edinburgh: Various, 1858. First Edition. 8vo., VG; leather-bound polished calf boards, five-paneled spines, gilt tooling to spines with gilt floral motif to compartments, gilt lettering to red and green title labels, double-ruled gilt border with floral motif to corners to boards, gilt motif to turn-ins, gilt diagonal dashes to board edges, marbled endpapers; bookplates to front pastedowns, ffeps; VOL. 1 [LOCKE AND SYDENHAM WITH OTHER OCCASIONAL PAPERS: pub. 1858 by Thomas Constable and Co., 478 pages.; chipping with material loss to head of spine (headband visible); superficial scratching/scuffing to back board; bumping with slight material loss to corners of boards; rubbing to edges and hinges, gilt tooling to board edges rubbed off in parts; mild wear to bright gilt top, age-toning to text-block; occasional creasing to leaves and marginalia in pencil to interior]; VOL. 2 [HORAE SUBSECIVAE, A SECOND SERIES: pub. 1861 by Edmonston and Douglas, printed by Thomas Constable and Co., 427 pages.; stain to front board] mislabelled, with title story not listed in Table of Contents, but present in volume 1; VOL. 3 [JOHN LEECH AND OTHER PAPERS: pub. 1882 by David Douglas, 442 pages.; a smaller 8vo. roughly 1/2" shorter than Vols. 1-2; contains tipped-in ephemera to back paste-down, front board slightly loose]; John Brown FRSE FRCPE (22 September 1810 – 11 May 1882) was a Scottish physician and essayist best known for his three-volume collection Horae Subsecivae (Leisure Hours, 1858), which included essays and papers on art, medical history and biography. Of the first, his dog story "Rab and his Friends" (1859), and his essays "Pet Marjorie" (1863), on Marjorie Fleming, the ten-year-old prodigy and "pet" of Walter Scott, "Our Dogs", "Minchmoor", and "The Enterkine" are best known. Brown was half-brother to the organic chemist Alexander Crum Brown.; shelved above case 0.
London, Edinburgh, et al. Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd. 1940. Reprinted, November 1940. Octavo; good/good-; dj, sunned-to-gold spine with faded red text; dj, moderate shelf wear; age-toned; small open and closed tears; HB, red cloth spine with gold text; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; Ex Library markings; text block, clean; toning starts; head-edge, tinted red; 422pp.