Paris: A. Quentin, 1885. Octavo, 8 vols.; VG; contemporary three-quarter green leather binding, boards in marbled paper; spines paneled, with gilt lettering and design; mild shelf wear and soiling; mild fading to spines; all upper edges gilt; marked foxing throughout all vols.; ribbon bookmarks; all text in French; shelved above Korean War.
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Fontrieu: Editions de Poliphile, 1988. First. Octavo; 285 pages; VG; Navy blue cloth spine, no lettering or graphics; Boards show light bumping to all corners, spine is slightly cocked; Inscription from author appears in french on the second ffep, addressed to John Dwight Kilbourne (librarian and museum curator); French language.
Paris: Calmann-Levy, Editeurs, n.d. 12mo; VG-; light brown 1/4 bound leather spine with gilt text to brown bar; gilt decorations to spine; no jacket; brown and cream marbled panels; slight exterior wear due to age and handling; some rubbing to edges; slight cracking to front joint; sturdy boards; textblock exterior fore and tail edges have modestly age toned; top edge gilt; marbled endpapers; previous owner's name to fep; broken front hinge; interior pages lightly age toned; pp 344; text in French.
Bruxelles: Societe Belge de Librairie, 1840. Seventh Edition. Octavo, 235 pages, 64 pages; G+; contemporary three-quarter calf binding, boards in brown marbled paper; spine rubbed, with rubbed gilt lettering; marked shelf wear and soiling; scuffing to boards; front joint starting; crown of spine missing; wear to tail of spine; previous owner's bookplate at front pastedown; textblock age-toned, with moderate foxing throughout, lighter toward center; text in French, but with an English essay "On Probability" appended; pages clean; shelved Case 10.
Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1908. First Edition. Octavo, 183 pages; VG; fully bound in light brown morocco with five raised band and gilt lettering on the spine, and gilt tooling on the font and rear board; 44 colored illustrations; original spine bound in the rear; one of a 100 copies on papier vélin d'Arches; staining and rubbing to both the front and the rear board, pages clean; text in French; shelved front case.
Stanford CA: Stanford University Press, 1981. Octavo; VG/VG-; blue spine with white text; dust jacket has slight exterior wear; minor dings to edges; mild vertical crease to rear flap; cloth exterior has light sun fading; straight boards; light edge wear; tight binding; textblock exterior edges show mild tone; interior good; illustrated with maps toward rear; pp 302 NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in wraparound bookcase next to 15's.
New York: Columbia University Press. Mixed Editions. Octavo; VG/VG-; green, red and ivory pictorial spine with ivory text; 2 Volumes: Vol. 1, Napoleon from Brumaire to Tilsit, 1799-1807, pp 337, 1969; Vol. 2, Napoleon from Tilsit to Waterloo, 1806-1815, pp 414, second printing, 1970 [ISBN 0231033133]; dust jackets have mild sun aging to exteriors; lightly rubbed edges; mylar wrap to jackets; cloths clean; straight boards; text block exteriors show mild toning; tight bindings; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedowns; interior pages clean.
New York: Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc., 1976. First U.S. Edition. Small Octavo; G/G; red spine with pink and white text; first U.S. edition; dust jacket has very slight exterior wear; mind chips to edges; slight toning to flaps; cloth shows minimal exterior wear; straight boards; exterior text block edges have mild tone; tight binding; few pages have age toned modestly; some underlining and marginalia inside; illustrated; pp 160.
Edimburgi [Edinburgh [=Basel]]; [Heidelberg]: [Thomas Guarin]; [Jean Mareschal], 1579; 1574. First Editions. Octavo, , 236, , 85, ; VG; bound in later full calf, circular blind-stamp to center of boards, gilt spine with green label and gilt titling, some rubbing and wear to boards, including peeling; marbled endpapers; text block edges red; sparse underlining to pages 5, 7-9, 50-51, 55-57, 85-88, 92, 103, 125, 128, 177, 210, 234, 4-5; page 19 with printing error, 159 printed at a slant, small loss to printed marginalia; Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos with blank leaf Q8, Du Droit Des Magistrats lacking blank leaf l4; Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos in Latin, Du Droit Des Magistrats in French; Two influential Huguenot tracts on tyranny; shelved case 3.
Paris: Freres Estienne, 1783. 12mo., 442 pages; G+; Brown leather spine, banded, with gilt lettering; Boards show significant wear to the corners, slight warping, and wear along the joints and head/tail of the spine; Textblock has moderate age-toning throughout, two damp-stains affecting pages ~90 - 320 (one on fore-edge, the other on the bottom edge), and a closed tear to the ffep; name of owner is written in ink on ffep, and another previous owner signature appears on titlepage; shelved Front Case.
Paris: Librairie Académique, Perrin et Cie. 1925. 12mo; G-; Hardcover; Spine, brown with gold print, raised bands; Boards in brown leather with gold print, slight wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has gilt top edge, bookplate on front pastedown, tanning to endpapers, cracked front hinge, age-toned paper; Text in French; xxv, 374 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
Paris: Chez Henri Grand, 1813, 1816. First French Edition. Octavo, 2 vols.; VG; full 20th century red library bindings; spines with gilt lettering; mild shelf wear and soiling; very mild age-toning to textblocks; facing text in Greek and French; contains mathematical diagrams; pages clean; shelved Case 10.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996. Octavo; VG/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with white print; DJ is blue with white print, toning to spine, slight edgewear, else clean and bright; Boards in black cloth, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Series and title/author statement from labels on their respective pages; 301 pages.
Paris: Librairie Academique, Perrin et Cie. 1925. Eighth edition. Octavo; 8th edition; G; Hardcover; Spine, brown with gold print, raised bands; Boards quarter bound with brown leather to spine and marbled paper to boards, light wear to spine caps and corners, slight scuffs on spine, wear to hinges, else clean and strong; Text block has gilt top edge, smudge to hinge of front endpapers, slight age-toning to paper, else clean and tight; Text in French; 372 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
Paris: Librairie Alphonse Lemerre, 1925. Octavo; G+; Hardcover; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards half bound with brown leather to spine and corners and marbled paper to boards, slight wear to spine caps and corners, else clean and strong; Text block has gilt top edge, marbled endpapers, bookplate on front pastedown, light age-toning to paper, else clean and tight; Text in French; 313 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
Paris: Librairie de la Revue Francaise. Limited edition. Octavo; Limited edition, 966/1100; G; Hardcover; Spine, red with gold print, raised bands; Boards in red leather with gold print, mild wear to spine caps, edges, and corners, faint scratches on front, light shelfwear; Text block has gilt top edge, deckle edges, marble endpapers, tear to front hinge, foxing throughout, else clean and tight; Text in French; 309 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w).
Paris: Librairie Le François, 1945. 12mo; Fair; Paperback; Spine, tan with black print; Cover is cream with black and red print, toning to spine, peripheral toning, small blemish on front, edgewear, light shelfwear; Text block separating from cover, spine breaks throughout, age-toning to paper, final pages uncut, clean text; Text in French; xxv, 236 pages.
Paris: Librairie Plon, Les Petits-Fils de Plon et Nourrit, 1927. Octavo; G; Hardcover; Spine, brown with gold print, raised bands; Boards in brown leather with decorative gilt print on edges, light shelfwear, light toning to spines, but clean and strong; Text blocks have gilt edges, slight peripheral toning to endpapers, some uncut pages, slight amount of foxing, else clean and tight; Text in French; Each vol. has frontispiece (port.) and illustrations (b&w plates); CONTENTS: Tome Premier (16e édition) xix, 369 pages — Tome Deuxième (16e édition) 391 pages — Tome Troisième (11e édition) 400 pages.
Paris: Editions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1966. Octavo; G; Paperback; Spine, black with white print; Cover has light edgewear, creasing on spine, slight shelfwear; Text block has slightly cracked front hinge, penciled marginal notation on pp. 17 & 19, else clean and tight; Text in French; 506 pages, illustrated (b&w plates).
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1919. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 104 pages; VG/none; bound in publisher's red cloth, gilt titling; some wear to spine, rubbing to gilt; Signed flat on the ffep by Lord Dunsany in thick ink, offsetting onto front pastedown; CX consignment; shelved case 8.
Basingstoke: Macmillan Press, 1996. Octavo; G-/VG; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with white print; DJ is clean and bright; Boards in black cloth, slight wear to spine tail, else clean and strong; Text block has underlining and marginal notation in ink; Additional ISBN 0312129475 (St. Martin’s Press); xii, 213 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1986. First Printing. Octavo; G+/VG-; gray spine with white text; first printing; dust jacket has mild rubbing wear to exterior; minor dings to edges; cloth has light smudges toward tail edge; strong boards; text block exterior edges have light wear; frontispiece; some highlighting inside; also underlining and marginalia; slight creases to fore head corners to few pages; slight pencil to rear pastedown; illustrated; pp 601.
Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1939. First Thus. Octavo, 99 pages; VG/VG-; spine age toned white, with faded blue lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; some shelf wear and soiling to jacket; mild shelf wear to volume; small closed tear to upper edge of jacket front; small closed tear to lower edge of jacket front; tide line to upper edge of jacket front; two small stains to lower left corner of jacket front; crown and tail of jacket spine missing; chip missing from center of jacket spine; multiple small closed tears to upper edge of jacket back; two small closed tears to lower edge of jacket back; price uncut '$2.50'; previous owner's name and bookplate to front pastedown; facing text in French and English; pages clean; CX consignment; shelved Case 0.
Paris: Éditions de la Montagne, 1929. Limited Edition, #76/302. Octavo, 121 pages; VG; in printed beige wrappers; with portrait frontispiece; original glassine in Near Fine condition, with only the smallest tear near head of spine; top edge largely unopened; interior clean; number 76 of 85 copies on Vergé bouffant with a portrait of the author by Christian Bérard, signed by the author and artist, from an edition limited to 302 copies; CX consignment; shelved case 2.
Paris: Garnier Freres, Editeurs, n.d. Octavo; 2 volumes; VG-; 1/4 bound light brown spines with gilt text; decorative gilt and black designs to spines; leather spines; brown, cream, red marbled panels; no jackets; some rubbing wear to edges; strong, straight boards; exteriors show slight wear; text block fore and tail edges have mild tone; deckled fore edges; top edges gilt; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedowns; marbled endpapers; frontispiece; modest toning to interior edges; some uncut pages; illustrated; pp 365+507; text in French; additional shipping may be necessary have to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1972. First Edition. Quarto, 2 vols.; VG/VG-; spines brown, with white lettering; in VG black slipcase; mild shelf wear and soiling; spines faded; small closed tear to crown of vol. 1 jacket spine; prices cut on both vols.; both vols. with black and white and full color illustrations; pages clean; shelved Front Table.
Paris: Pierre Roger et Cie, Editeurs, 1921. Larger Octavo; pp 274; light brown spine with gilt text; full leather binding; raised bands to spine; decorative gilt fleur de lis design to spine; front and rear panels have gilt scroll and line borders; strong, intact boards; slightly rubbed edges; exterior shows slight wear due to handling; text block edges have age toned modestly; marbled endpapers; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; illustrated; interior pages good; text in French.
n.p. The Rhode Island State Society of the Cincinnati, 1905. 42/350. Large Octavo; G+; off-white spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth shows modest smudges to exterior; green borders to front; some rubbing wear to edges; sturdy; text block exterior fore and tail edges have slight age toning; top edge gilt; deckled fore and tail edges; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; mild bookplate offset to fep; frontispiece with tissue guard; interior pages very good; illustrated; pp 243; signed, limited, numbered copies; this is 42 of 350; light offset from signature to title page; signed by James M. Varnum NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcases next to 7's Ephemera section.
Albany: State University of New York Press, 1984. First Printing. Octavo; VG-/paperback; off-white spine with black text; first printing; covers have mild exterior wear; slight rubbing to edges; intact panels; text block exterior edges show some smudges; mild toning to hinges; age toned spot inside rear cover; interior clean; illustrated; pp 311.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980. Octavo; G-/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, purple with white print; DJ has light edgewear with small tear to front top edge, scratch on rear, light shelfwear, price-clipped; Boards in blue cloth, clean and strong; Text block has underlining and marginal notation in ink through p. 16, else clean and tight; viii, 244 pages, illustrated (b&w tables, graphs).
Paris: Langlumé et Peltier, 1832. 32mo; Fair; Paperback; Spine, brown with black print; Bound in publisher’s paper wraps, paper tape to spine, spine title on small paper label, wear to spine caps, edges, corners, mild smudging & shelfwear; Text block has deckle edges, foxing to endpapers, mild puckering to paper throughout, clean text; Text in French; 250 pages, illustrated (b&w engravings). NOTE: Shelved in glass case near stairs on the sales floor.
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1852. 12mo; G-; marbled burgundy spine with gilt text; gilt decorated spine; no jacket; marbled cloth's front and rear panels show slight rubbing wear; rear panel detached; small, open chip to mid spine toward rear joint; minor chips to spine edges; gilt illustration to front; blind stamped borders to front and rear; all exterior edges gilt; small cracks to front hinge; few markings to front pastedown; blue marks to rear endpaper; frontispiece with tissue guard; interior pages have modestly age toned; profusely illustrated; some pages uncut; unpaginated; arts - Biography.
Paris: Cazin, 1793. 32mo; 3 volumes; G; Hardcover; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown leather with gilt edges, wear to spine caps, hinges, and corners, slight rubbing, else clean and strong; Text blocks have speckled edges, marbled endpapers, bookplate on front pastedown, name in ink on half-title page, minor occasional foxing, else clean and tight; Text in French; Vol. 1. 243 pages, frontispiece (port.) — Vol. 2. 270 pages — Vol. 3. 283 pages. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcases next to 7's Ephemera section.
University Park PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1993. Octavo; VG-/paperback; gray spine with black and red text; covers have only mild exterior wear; covers intact; text block exterior edges have light shelf wear; slight defect to front hinge; review copy slip laid in; illustrated; pp 307.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1972. First Edition. Octavo; pp 247; G/G-; off-white spine with black and blue spine; first American edition; exterior o dust jacket shows slight age toning to exterior, mostly to spine; otherwise few smudges to exterior; chips to edges; creased rear flap edge; cloth's exterior edges show sunning; spine also sunned; mild lean to spine; straight boards; text block exterior door have very slight tone; interior pages good; cracking to gutter toward mid text; illustrated;.
London: Routledge, 1989. First UK Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; black spine with white and red text; first UK edition; dust jacket has slight shelf wear to exterior; mildly rubbed edges; small mark to rear flap; cloth exterior shows very slight wear; strong, sturdy boards; text block exterior edges lightly toned; gap to pp 98-99, due to pen being used as bookmark; some underlining and marginalia inside; otherwise interior good; pp 283.
Leipsic, Germany: Karl Baedeker, 1889. Octavo, 395 pages, 9 maps; VG-; full red cloth binding; spine with rubbed gilt lettering; some shelf wear and soiling; corners bumped; mild fading to spine; small chips missing at crown and tail of spine; two small dark stains to back board; spine slightly cocked; all edges marbled; front hinge split; pages clean; shelved Front Table.
Paris: E. Dentu, 1876-1877. Troisième édition. 12mo; 3rd edition; 3 volumes; Fair-; Hardcover; Spine, red with gold print on black banner, raised bands; Boards quarter bound with red leather to spines and marbled paper to boards, mild wear to spine caps, corners, and edges, light wear to leather and paper; Text blocks have marbled endpapers, v. 1-2 have cracked hinges front and rear with spine breaks throughout and some loose pages with chipped edges, v. 3 has cracked rear hinge, slight occasional foxing in all volumes; Text in French; CONTENTS: I. Tete mise a Prix (1877), 324 pages — II. L’Amant d’Olympe (1877), 300 pages — III. Les Secondes Noces (1876), 322 pages. NOTE: Shelved in glass case near stairs on the sales floor.
London: Printed for D. Midwinter, A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, G. Strahan, J. and J. Pemberton, R. Ware, [and 7 others in London], 1737. Second Edition. Folio, , 676, ; G+; Bound in contemporary full calf, significant wear, front board detached; James Ponier bookplate to front pastedown; Volume 2 Only; Title page loose, missing all other parts of sig. A.; JP consignment;.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1971. Second American Edition, Third Printing. Octavo; ivory spine with gray text; VG-/G; second American edition, third printing; dust jacket exterior has modest wear; some chips to edges; mildly toned spine; cloth shows only light wear; straight, intact boards; text block edges have slight tone; light ink to title page; tight binding; some copious highlighting inside, as is; illustrated; pp 465.
Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1976. Reprinted. Octavo; VG-/G-; dark cream spine with blue text; reprinted; dust jacket shows some soiling smudges; several chips to edges; cloth exterior has only mild wear; tape mends inside dj; slightly rubbed edges; sturdy boards; text block edges have light ivory tone; mild offset to endpapers; interior pages clean; illustrated; pp 433.