London: Seely and Co. Limited, 1900. First Edition, First Printing. small 4to., 96 pp., VG; HC, green cloth-covered spine and boards with gilt lettering and illustration, gilt top, dark blue endpapers; boards slightly shaken, binding sturdy, some buckling to gutter of front endpapers; age-spotting throughout interior; frontispiece and gravure sepia plates protected by tissue guards; shelved Christianity.
A collection of loose sheets, containing numerous autographs, including: One piece of paper, measuring approximately 2" x 3", with the autograph of George S. Millard, and a date of Feb. 10, 1858. It is attached to a larger piece of paper, measuring approximately 9" x 6". One piece of paper, measuring approximately 2" x 3 1/2", with the handwriting of Bryan Procter, who also wrote under the pseudonym Barry Cornwall. Proctor was a poet, and also the father of famed poet Adelaide Anne Procter. It is attached to a larger piece of paper, measuring approximately 9" x 6". Two pieces of paper. The first, measuring approximately 1" x 3", with the autograph of E. B. Lee, authoress. It is attached to a larger piece of paper, measuring approximately 9" x 6". A second piece, measuring approximately 3 1/2" x 5", with the autograph of Edmund Clarence Stedan, poet, is also attached. Four pieces of paper. The first, measuring approximately 2" x 4", with the handwriting of Fredericka Brewer, authoress. It is attached to a larger piece of paper, measuring approximately 9" x 6". A second piece, measuring approximately 1 1/2" x 4", with the autograph Lucy Lareon, is also attached. On the rear, a third piece, measuring approximately 5 1/2" x 4", with poem. A fourth piece, measuring approximately 2" x 4 1/2" with the handwriting and autograph of Ewen Kimball. One piece of paper, measuring approximately 2" x 4", with the handwriting of Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington. It is attached to a larger piece of paper, measuring approximately 9" x 6". One piece of paper, measuring approximately 3" x 4 1/2", with the autograph of Lydia Sigourney, dated Feb. 25th, 1858. Sigourney was a popular American poet during the early and mid 19th century. It is attached to a larger piece of paper, measuring approximately 9" x 6". One piece of paper, measuring approximately 2" x 4", with the handwriting of Rogers the poet and Miss. Sigourney. It is attached to a larger piece of paper, measuring approximately 9" x 6". One piece of paper, measuring approximately 3" x 4", with the handwriting of Lady Jane Russell Norton, novelist. The handwriting is on an envelope (of which this is a small part) addressed to Leigh Hunt. It is attached to a larger piece of paper, measuring approximately 3 1/2" x 6". Shelved DI autograph folder.
Boston: Carter, Hendee and Co. 1833. First edition. Small, thin octavo in dark green hardcovers; VG; boards show some soiling and moderate shelf wear; end pages heavily foxed and discolored; inscriptions on front end page; paper slightly faded with occasional stained of foxed pages; pp. 96; shelved in Case 0.
London: George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd, ca. 1909. Soft covers quarto rebound in dark brown embossed suede with sturdy, clean brown casing; VG; covers with moderate soiling and slightly frayed around edges; binding strong; deckle edges; paper discolored; front and end pages beautifully illustrated; tipped-in illustrations with adjacent poem framed in brown color; each page number illustrated on individual pages; pp. 75; shelved in Case 0; DC consignment.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. 1923? first edition; rare;. Quarto in navy blue hardcovers with gold gilt; Good condition overall. substantial shelf wear on spine and front board detaching; previous owner's inscription on ffep; paper discolored and faded with some loose pages; beautiful pastel engravings collated on grey thick paper; minor pencilling; pp. 170; shelved in poetry section.
Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1972. Octavo; G/no-DJ; Sage green spine w/o text; Covers have plastic sleeve on exterior, sunned spine with moderate shelf wear; Text block is age toned with moderately rubbed exterior edges due to handling, front free end paper's to portion has been cut out; pp 624.
London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane/John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1894-1897. First Edition, First Printing. 8vos., G; all volumes HC, yellow cloth-covered spines and boards, with black lettering and illustrations; fading and staining to spines, particularly Vols. 1, 6-8, 11, and 13 (text illegible); shelfwear, e.g., bumping, chipping, and fraying to head and tail of spines, cocking to spines, bumping and fraying to corners; top of text-blocks beckled, uncut pages throughout; boards shaken, bindings intact; rubbing and fading to boards, particularly Vols. 1, 8, 10, and 13 (text illegible, Vols. 8 and 10); boards and text-blocks warped, likely from shelfwear, particularly Vols. 3, 8-10, 13; illustrations protected by tissue guards; age-toning to text-blocks and endpapers; interiors clean; NOTES ON INDIVIDUAL VOLUMES: VOL. 1 [pub. April 1864; boards shaken, binding barely intact, ffep missing, title page and associated tissue guard loose, pp. 271-272 and bfep loose, back paste-down missing (back board visible); ex libris bookplate to first blank page], VOL. 2 [pub. July 1894; brown liquid staining to top half of spine, boards, and text-block; boards warped (likely from liquid damage); brown staining to top of back endpapers at gutter; uncut pages torn apart, pp. 330-331, 346-351 (text legible)], VOL. 3 [pub. October 1894], VOL. 4 [pub. January 1895; back board and bfep shaken, binding intact, brown residue visible at gutter, likely from aged paste], VOL. 5 [pub. April 1895], VOL. 6 [pub. July 1895; head of spine chipped off], VOL. 7 [pub. October 1895; middle of top edge of front board rubbed down to board], VOL. 8 [pub. January 1896; top corner of front board and middle of top edge of back board rubbed down to board; red staining to bottom right-hand corner of front board]; VOL. 9 [pub. April 1896; top edge of front board rubbed down to board in two spots; back turn-in frayed and separated from board, back paste-down intact], VOL. 10 [pub. July 1896], VOL. 11 [pub. October 1896; ffep creased at gutter], VOL. 12 [pub. January 1897; soiling to spine], VOL. 13 [pub. April 1897; front board and ffep separated from spine at gutter]; Vols. 1-2 pub. by Mathews & Lane; Vols. 3-13 pub. by John Lane, The Bodley Head; shelved Aisle D, above Espionage & Terrorism.
Philadelphia: Conrad and Co. 1807. first edition. 12mo in brown moire leather boards with six-band spine; small burgundy band on spine; VG; boards show some soiling on the back, and general shelf wear; binding strong; open gutter in front; inscription and previous owner's label on ffep; paper heavily discolored; text in very fine print; tiny occasional pencil mark on margin; edges dusty; pp. 295; this is a translation of a thirteenth and fourteenth century text in Latin; shelved in Case 0.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1968. First Printing. Octavo; good/good; dj, sunned-to-tan spine with black and green text; dj, age-toned; chipping; small open and closed tears; HB, green cloth spine with bright green text; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; front hinge, cracked; text block, clean; 179pp.
New York: Galleon Press, 1932. Octavo; VG/VG-; Tan spine with black Deco text; Spine sunned and covers age toned, surface rubbing and general edgewear, with chipping, open and closed tears at spine tail and particularly spine head, puncture mark mid front cover along spine; boards strong and corners sharp, top half of binding cracking between signatures but strong on bottom half; edges of text block and endpapers age toned, otherwise clean; pp 251.
New York: Harper and Brothers, No Date Given. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/VG-; Spine is blue with white and yellow text; DJ has edge wear and creasing, general scratches and scuffs to front and back, several nicks along edges,age-toning, design is clear; Boards have some edge wear, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has light age-toning, content is clear, binding is strong; pp 388; Additional shipping cost may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions.
Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1926. Limited Signed First Edition [#60/150]. tall 8vo., 112 pp., VG/G+; golden yellow DJ, black lettering: chipping/creasing to edges of DJ with material loss to bottom margin of front cover, head, tail, and corners; mild foxing to back; mild age-toning to top margin of covers, DJ protected by mylar; black cloth boards, gold lettering: bumping to top corners, mild grayish mottling to boards; mild age-toning to text-block, deckled fore- and bottom-edges; SIGNED by author to limitation page, No. 60 out of 150 signed copies; shelved Case 0.
London: The Folio Society, 2004/2007/2009. folio, 3 volumes; VG; bound in quarter goatskin leather with moire silk boards, gilt lettering on spine, housed in pictorial slipcases; each slipcase has one illustration covering the entirety of one side; Inferno has a small scar to spine edge, else all volumes in excellent conditions; clean text blocks; clean interiors; slipcases have some mild shelfwear, primarily to top/bottom edges; Inferno, translated by Henry Francis Cary, introduction by Robin Hamlin, with illustrations by William Blake, 2004, brown top edge of text block, 1/4 bound, slipcase; Purgatorio, translated by Henry Francis Cary, introductory essays by Michael Prodger, with illustrations by Salvador Dali, 2007, green top edge of text block, 1/4 bound, slipcase; Paradiso, translated by Henry Francis Cary, introduction by Michael Prodger, with illustrations by Giovanni Di Paolo, 2009 blue top edge of text block, 1/4 bound, slipcase; please contact for accurate shipping costs; shelved case 7.
Firenze: G. Barbèra, 1879. 24mo, 604 pages; VG; 3/4 bound in vellum, with marbled boards and endpapers; spine has some gilt tooling and a red label with gilt lettering; mild wear to boards; name written on second free endpaper; slight age-toning; broken red ribbon loose within; frontispiece with tissue-guard; contains all three parts of the Divine Comedy: L'Inferno, Il Purgatoria, and Il Paradiso; text in Italian; shelved case 0.
Berlino: Ridolfo Decker, 1862. 4to., 725 pages; VG; bound in red leather, paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling; boards have double-ruled borders, inner gilt dentelles, single gilt edge-roll; top edge of text block gilt; marbled endpapers; frontispiece with tissue-guard; small scrapes to front board; scraping along lower edge of boards; mild shelfwear, primarily to corners, hinges; astrological map pasted on second front free endpaper; text in ITALIAN; shelved Alcove 1.
New York, NY: AMS Press, Inc. 1972. First AMS Edition, Reprint from the original of 1877. small 8vo. VG+/ - no DJ. medium gray clothbound HB, stamped with black lettering. attractive, like new shape to stout spine and small boards, approximately 7" tall and 5" wide. uniformly hued appearance. text skimmed lightly, all neatly presented. outer edges spot-free. 341 pp. ISBN# 0404003478.
St. Lucia, Queensland: University of Queensland Press, 1971. First. Folio, 50 pages. Hard cover with dust jacket, VG/VG. Inscribed and signed by A. Alvarez on the Title Page. Tight binding. Text and paintings are clean and unmarked. Boards are neat and clean. Light shelf wear to dust jacket with visible sunning on the spine, chipping around the edges, and a few tiny, insignificant tears; overall still very good and wrapped in protective brodart for added protection. Olive green spine with text in black. Shelve Art Monographs.
Madrid: Real Academia Espanola, 1923. First. 12mo; G/no-DJ; dark green spine with gold text; boards are strong and clean, have slight fraying around corners; front paste-down has bookplate from previous owner, otherwise textblock is clean, has moderate age discoloration and some foxing, but is still very much readable; 358pp. Text in Spanish.
London: [Joan Hassell], [c. 1948]. Limited Edition. square 64mo. sewn chapbook, 3 pp., VG; pictorial front cover, colophon to back cover; very mild wear to covers of chapbook; "R. P." stated to colophon stands for "Ruth Pitter" [uncredited author], "J. H." for Joan Hassell [uncredited illustrator and publisher]; "J. F." and "R. B." to colophon likely initials of other contributors; very mild age-toning/foxing to interior, text clear and legible; Ruth Pitter was a British poet and the first woman recipient of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955; Joan Hassall was a wood engraver and illustrator whose work ranged from natural history and poetry to English classics who was awarded the OBE in 1987; a minuscule softcover in excellent condition; scarce; shelved Case 0.
Bloomington: Indiana University, 1963. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ softcover; Orange spine with black text; Covers show moderate wear, crease along spine, surface rubbing on rear cover; Textblock shows stains on corner of page 15, small marks and stains along exterior edges, previous owners signature on front end paper; Binding strong; 351pp.
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1906. First Thus. Small octavo; G-/no-DJ; blue spine with dull gilt text; boards are slightly brittle with moderate bumping and rubbing to corners and edges, water damage and staining to outer edges of front and rear covers, gilt text on spine dull but still intact; inside front and rear hinges split, occasional notes and markings in pencil present throughout textblock, edges and pages have moderate age-toning and light foxing, outer edges of pages have water damage and faint staining throughout, readability not affected, name of previous owner is written on front free-end paper in blue ink; 51pp.
Sauk City: Arkham House, 1971. Limited First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; black spine, white text; jacket staining on back, light rubbing on front and back, age toning, unclipped and has protective mylar cover; boards have bumping on head and tail of spine, otherwise boards strong; textblock and interior pages have age toning, otherwise clean; numbered on limitation page; one of two thousand copies; LP consignment; pp 402.
New York, NY: Oxford University Press, Inc. 1993. US Printing. 8vo(s). VG+/VG+. (TWO VOLUME SET). black DJ spine and panels, with a delicately embossed field of faint gray vertical vines. pale titling in mainly ivory. Vol I : ivory with light blue titling, centered title with pictorial square. neat DJ, light tan clothbound HB with stamped copper titling, green paperboard panels. tightly bound, like new quality with 481 pp. ISBN# 0195039137. Vol II : mainly ivory titling, aligned at mid-spine with pictorial thumbnail. clipped front inner flap. tan clothbound HB, with stamped copper titling, adjacent boards orange. neatly bound, negligible wear overall to DJ and clear and excellent textblock. 391 pp. ISBN# 0195083059.
London: Heron Books, 1970. First thus. 5 Volumes include: Langland to Spender; Marlowe to Marvill; Milton to Goldsmith; Blake to Poe; Tennyson to Yeats. Octavo; VG/no-DJ hardcover; Tan spine with gold text; Boards strong, clean; Textblock shows some minor marks on exterior, otherwise clean; Binding strong. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Boston/New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1928. (first edition). octavo in cloth. VG-. Shelf and edge wear. Fraying to top and bottom of spine. Corners bumped. Binding loose in area of page 66. Book contains small black and white illustrations. 187pp. Shelve in poetry. Spine is red with and black text.
The Aldergate Press, 1925. limited edition. Thin quarto in 1/4 cloth. VG. Cloth on spine is worn. Fraying to corners of boards. Book contains numerous small black and white illustrations. Pages are rough-cut. Book is signed by author Peggy Bacon. This book is number 158 in a limited edition run of 250. Spine is gray with no text. Give tag to Allan when this sells Book shelved upstairs, at Rockville location.
The Aldergate Press, 1925. Limited edition (# 3 of 250); signed and signed etching. Thin quarto in black cloth with grey spine and vinyl cover; VG; minimal soiling; printed on hand made parchment paper; signed on second front end page; frontispiece signed etching; vignette drawings on each page; pp. 59; shelved in Case 0; IR consignment.
New York: Brooklyn Museum, 1982. First limited edition (#93 of 1,000); signed by artist and poet. Oblong thin quarto in grey soft covers with burgundy letters; VG; minimal soiling; clean paper, text, and drawings; special signature page at the end; tiny crease on top right front cover; shelved in case # 11.
Calcutta: New Directions, 1967. First. Thin Octavo; G-/G-; Tan spine with dark blue & red text; Dust jacket has moderately age toned exterior with fraying edges, some small tears along edges & spine; Boards have some foxing and shadow toning along edges and sturdy; Text block is slightly age toned; Inscribed by the author.
Leiden [Lugd Bat]: Elzevir [Elzeviriana], 1630. Second Elzevier Edition. 16mo., , 705 pages, ; VG; 1/4 bound in brown leather, paneled spine with brown label, gilt lettering and tooling, marbled boards; mild shelfwear; some small holes in the leather of the spine, slight bookworm damage to gutter of dedication; small water-staining to lower edge along gutter of dedication, upper fore edge of 677-end; lacking leaves Gg11 (colophon) and Gg12 (blank); illustrated, engraved title page; text in Latin; The first Elzevier edition was published in 1627, with a second edition in 1630, and a third edition with three printings also in 1630, with a completely different typeface and only 690 pages. While bibliographer's disagree about the number of editions in 1630, this one is considered the earliest. It is an allegorical romance centered on Argenis, an ideal princess, with three suitors, one good, one bad, and one who is finally recognized as her long-lost brother. shelved case 3.
New York: Grossman Publishers, 1971. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; softcover; grey spine, black text; covers have general shelfwear, general edgewear, browning, soiling on spine, chipping on spine head edge, spine head edge tearing from text block, pencil mark on interior flap; text block age toned, soiling on head edge, erased penciling on half title page; 143pp.
Edinburgh: John Anderson, 1823. 32mo; good+/none; black leather spine with gilt lettering and raised bands; all edges, gilt; board, gilt borders; endpapers, red marbling; ex libris, signature; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 304 pp.; frontispiece engraving; pastedowns, toning; all edges and corners, chipping and wear; else very good. Shelve by front door.
Barcelona: Argos, 1946. first limited edition (267 of 420). quarto in bright red fine leatherette with embossed spine (5 raised bands) and gold gilt; VG+; boards with minimal soiling; flaps in red and grey moire; thick ivory paper clean; text in fairly large print; brightly colored gouache ornamenting each poem; tiny black and white drawing between each poem; pp. 159; last couple of pages very slightly foxed; in SPANISH; shelved in case # 0.