Weston, CT: Magic Circle Press, 1989. N/A. 8vo. VG+/VG+. purple glossy DJ spine with tiny silver titles down spine, negligible edgewear, neat inner flaps. light gray clothbound HB with small silver titling between pushed in ends, adjacent boards have bumped bottom corners, a touch curved. skimmed lightly, without interior writing. neat edges, smooth ivory. solid copy in above average shape. 302 pp. ISBN# 091366023X.
Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press, 1989. Octavo: VG-/no-DJ paperback: Brown spine with white text: Covers are clean with mild general shelfwear, slight staining in upper corner on back: Textblock has staining to exterior at the head and fore edge corner, otherwise pages are clean and unmarked: 153 pp.
Lititz, Penn. Sutter House, 1980. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 209 pp., VG/VG; blue and white pictorial DJ, black and cerulean blue lettering to spine, black and green lettering to front cover: mild wear to covers, mild scattered spotting to fore-edges and flaps of covers, price clipped, DJ protected by mylar; blue cloth boards, gold lettering to spine: spine cocked, boards cocked/somewhat shaken, no shelf lean, binding tight; bumping to head and tail of spine; rubbing to edges and corners of boards, very light spotting to boards; mild age-toning/light spotting to text-block; mild wear to blue map endpapers; light spotting to title page towards gutter; INSCRIBED by "Mary and Jim" Bond to title page; Jim in James Bond, the ornithologist from whom Ian Fleming got he name for his famous spy.; contains ephemera [Washington Post newspaper clipping, Friday, Feb. 17, 1989: James Bond's obituary, feat. his legacy as an ornithologist and living avatar of Ian Fleming's secret agent character of the same name]; LP consignment; shelved Case 6.
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.
New York, NY: The Dial Press, 1942. First. Octavo; VG/VG; Tan and illustrated spine with maroon and black text; DJ clean with general shelfwear and edgewear chipping at corners and top of spine, staining along back cover, DJ protected by book jacket cover; Boards strong, clean; Textblock darkened with age otherwise clean, fore edge deckled, top edge inkstain intact yet faded, all edges show signs of wear; pp 1180.
Boston, MA: An Atlantic Monthly Press Book - Little, Brown and Company, 1969. Second Edition. Octavo; VG/VG-; Inscribed; Age-toned white spine with green and black text plus illustration; DJ darkened with age, otherwise clean with shelfwear and edgewear. rubbing at corners and both ends of spine, light stain along fore edge of front cover and small pen stain along tail edge, wrinkling along top edge across both covers, spine even more age-toned than covers, wrinkling at both ends of spine, semi-open tear along top edge of back cover at corner edge, top edge slightly wrinkled, back cover peppered with small stains; Boards strong, clean, some rubbing at both ends of spine; Textblock clean, author inscription to previous owner on front free-end page, all edges show some degree of wear; pp 377.
United States: The Home Correspondence School, 1913. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/No-DJ; Spine is red fabric with gold text; Boards have rubbing and bumping to corners and edges, scratches and scuffs, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, pieces of some marks and scratches, content is clear; pp 336.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. Small Octavo: VG-/VG-: Off white spine with black and green text: DJ shows darkeneing and some soiling due to age, chipping and shelfwear mainly concentrated around corners, head and tail, scuffing: Boards have dust stains and pastedowns have some foxing and staining: Textblock darkened due to age, head edge dyed black by the publisher, pages free of markings, folds and tears: 126 pp.
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, March 1953. Second Printing. 8vo. VG/VG-. heavily foxed ivory DJ spine, full black author and faded olive title accented by olive and black bands and followed by black publisher with b/w logo. heavily foxed jacket front/rear. vibrant deep teal clothbound HB with stamped black titling between gently pushed in ends and stamped at front center panel. toning and foxing to endpapers. main ivory textblock is mark-free. brown tinted head-edge, roughly trimmed fore-edge and tail. 126 pp.
Encino, CA: Dickenson Publishing Company, Inc. 1975. First Printing. oversize 8vo. VG-/ - no DJ. faintly yellow foxed HC spine, quarter gray spine and with marbled brown and orange adjacent panel boards. mild rubbing and minimal scuffs to exterior boards, wear to extremities. red ink name/date of prior owner on right fep. solidly bound with clean sheets. 307 pp; ISBN# 0822101432.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1966. First edition. Large Octavo; VG-/G; Off-white spine with off-white text on a brown strip; Dust jacket has slightly sunned exterior with sticker on front and tear at front tail edge, some darkening in tone at edges, otherwise intact; price clipped front flap; Cloth has slightly age toned spine with clean & sturdy panels; Text block shows slight wear and age toning with overall unmarked pages with tight binding; pp 130.
London: Fisher, Son and Co. n.d. . First Edition. G+; leather-bound, dark brown leather with bright gilt lettering and decorative motif; bright gilt motif to edges and turn-ins; mild scratching/fading to gilt text-block; rubbing to edges of boards, particularly to hinges of spines; bumping and fraying to corners; split hinges to front and back boards (bindings intact); frontispieces protected by tissue guards; VOL. 1: cracked hinge between pp. 16-17; first 16 pp. loosely attached to spine due to front board split at hinge, binding fragile compared to Vols. 2-3; Preface of Vol. 1 dated 1841 (presumed date of publication); shelved above Paperback Fiction.
Cleveland, OH: World Publishing Company, 1944. First Edition Thus. 8vo., 261 pp., G/G+; green DJ, yellow cursive lettering; overall wear, closed and open tears to edges of DJ, material loss to head and tail of spine and corners, open tear to back of spine (author's name affected yet legible), DJ protected by mylar; green cloth boards, light green lettering to spine; bumping/mild fraying to head and tail of spine, heavy age-toning to text-block, beveled fore-edge; moderate age-toning to interior, text affected yet legible; top corners of half-title page, title page, dedication, and epitaph chipped off (illustration to title page affected yet intact); occasional closed tears to edges of leaves; notations in pencil to bfep; shelved Case 7.
New York, NY: Twayne Publishers, Inc. 1950. Octavo; VG/VG; Brown spine with red and black text; DJ clean with general shelfwear and edgewear, chipping at front cover top corner as well as top of spine, small open tear along back cover top edge, back cover tail corner indented, DJ protected by book jacket cover; Boards strong, clean, back cover tail corner indented; Textblock darkened with age, generally clean, some pages smudged/stained, top edge inkstain intact yet dented, fore and tail edges stained, pp 327.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1870. Revised Second Edition. 8vos., 491 pp., 385 pp., 24 pp., VG-; brown cloth boards, gilt lettering/decorative motif to spines faded brown, embossed border to boards; bumping/mild fraying to head and tail of spines and corners of boards; rubbing to boards, edges and hinges; boards shaken, starting hinge to Vol. 1, bindings sturdy; untrimmed tops, age-toning/scattered foxing to text-blocks; occasional foxing/waving to interior, very occasional chipping to margins of leaves (lettering unaffected); ex libris bookplates to front paste-downs; sticker to back paste-down of Vol. 1 that reads "BOUND BY WESTLEYS & CO / LONDON"; contain ephemera: housed to VOL. 1 (Macmillan Scientific and Technical order form advertising this set as "the first major work on Faraday in 20 years" and priced at "£30"); housed to VOL. 2 (newspaper clipping of a cartoon from Punch (1855) "relating to an analysis of the water of the Thames made by Professor Michael Faraday"; catalog description of this set from previous bookseller); Faraday (1791-1867) was an English scientist who contributed largely to the fields of chemistry and physics, particularly electromagnetism and electrochemistry; shelved Case 10.
New York: A. Levitt, 1979. First Collected Edition [1 of 1000]. square 4to., unpaginated, VG-; softcover, gray paper covers, small red metallic lettering to spine, red metallic illustration of a typewriter to front cover; fading to spine (lettering clear and bright), mild bumping/rubbing to head and tail, slight creasing towards head of spine; diagonal crease towards top right corner of front cover, green pencil marks and mild scuffing to back cover; interior clean, "typings" clear and legible; First Collected Edition: many of these works originally appeared in various publications; "First Edition" stated to limitation page, 1 of 1000 unnumbered copies; covers protected by plastic covering; shelved Case 0.
Sauk City: Arkham House, 1968. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; mostly white spine with pink and black text; jacket has protective mylar cover, spotting along spine, rubbing; boards are strong; textblock has staining around edges, otherwise clean; pp 359; one of 2500 unnumbered copies. Shelved Front Counter, "Lovecraft/Arkham House area."
Sauk City: Arkham House, 1977. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo; VG/VG; mostly white spine with green and black text; jacket has protective mylar cover, minor shelfwear; boards are strong; textblock has small stain on tail edge, otherwise clean; pp 451; second printing, 1997, one of 2500 unnumbered copies.
New York: Ruder Finn Press, 2010. First Edition. square 4to., 517 pp., VG-/VG-; DJ, red spine with white lettering; approx. 1/2" closed tear to bottom edge of front cover; wear/creasing to corners, closed tear to bottom corner of front cover; "$85.00 US" to back cover; pale yellow cloth boards, depressed pale yellow lettering to spine; back board cocked; bumping to corners, particularly to bottom corner of back board; black scuffing to bottom edges of boards; text-block somewhat waved, black scuff mark to fore-edge; interior clean, many glossy plates of Henry's works; INSCRIBED to ffep: "Glen / Well finally this is it. Let me know what you think. Thank you for all you have done for the ISC - you have consistently pulled rabbits out of a hat month after month for years. You know I have always had a deep respect for what you do even if we don't always agree. All the very best / Peace and good health, John Henry / Feb. 2011"; "ISC" likely stands for International Sculpture Center, a non-profit based in Hamilton, NJ, of which Henry is a Chairman Emeritus; "Glen" likely refers to Glenn Harper, Executive Editor of Sculpture, the ISC's monthly magazine, with offices based in Washington, DC, who wrote a review of Henry's book posted to Sculpture magazine's website in March 2011 [https://blog.sculpture.org/2011/03/22/john-henry]; John Raymond Henry is a contemporary sculptor best known for monumental and large-scale public artworks, including the largest contemporary metal sculpture in the United States; copy includes sealed DVD affixed to back paste-down; shelved Front Table.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1962. First Edition. 8vo., 158 pp., VG/VG; green DJ with black lettering; mild wear to DJ: mild rubbing to spine (lettering clear and legible), slight superficial material loss to head, tail, and hinges of spine; mild age-toning to covers mostly to back cover (lettering clear and legible), some small closed tears to edges; price uncut "$4.95" to front flap, crossed out in pencil, white sticker to the left with a revised price of "$1.00," DJ protected by mylar; quarter-bound, green lettering to gray cloth spine, blue paper boards; mild wear to boards: fading to edges; faded green top, age-toning/mild wear to text-block; frontispiece, black-and-white glossy photograph of Meir; pub. 1962, no mention of further printings; shelved Case 5.
Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1979. Small Quarto; G-/no-DJ paperback; Off-white spine with brown text; Covers has lightly rubbed exteriors and slight edge wear with former school stamp on front & rear, otherwise intact; Text block has ink stamps of former school on title page slight shelf wear due to handling; pp 284.
New York: American Playwright, 1912. First Edition. Small octavo; four volumes bound in two; full burgundy library buckram; ex-library copies with small spine labels; pockets removed from front pastedowns with old glue stain evident there; contents very good with original wraps bound in. [Spines; gilt titles on old burgundy buckram].
Venetiis [Venice]: Aldus, 1521. 8vo., 230pp.; VG; spine brown with maroon label and gilt letetring; bound in original Venetian morocco, ornamented with gold tooling, gilt edges; front cover has impressed in gold 'M. F. Quintilianus', rear cover 'IA. OB.'; slight waviness to pages; bookplate on front pastedown; head of spine slightly separating; mild bumping to corners; The Institutio Oratoria is a textbook on the theory and practice of rhetoric by Roman rhetorician Quintilian, published around 95 CE.; TG consignment; shelved case 4.
Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1995. First Edition. Octavo: VG/VG: Off white spine with purple text: DJ is clean with light shelfwear, some age toning: Boards are strong with light rubbing to edges, mild dust staining, binding is tight: Textblock is clean: First Edition: 1041 pp.
Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 2002. First Edition. 188pp.; VG+/VG+;spine blue with red and black lettering; dust jacket pristine and protected in mylar covering; Personally SIGNED by 4 of the contributing authors - Ray Bradbury, Elmore Leonard, A. Scott Berg, and Herbert Gold directly on the first free end page, not inscribed to anyone; Photos of Bradbury. Leonard, and Berg included; no marks or inscriptions anywhere, text and text block clear; an excellent and practically new copy; shelved case 5.
Great Britain: Aberdeen University Press, 1982. First Edition. slim small 8vo. VG+/ - no DJ. newsprint from a myriad of articles is yellowish with black newsprint across front and rear softcovers. front panel of wraps features an off white textbox, official titles and author in black lettering. rear off white shaded textbox, with tiny black lettering of author. gently handled and corners intact. textblock is even in tone, off white. slender volume exterior. unmarked edges and interior, excellent. 176 pp. ISBN # 0080257674.
Garden City: Garden City Publishing Co. 1943. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; Green spine with gray/white text; DJ has general edgewear, some scuffing and discoloration; Boards strong, show soiling on front/rear pasteboards; Textblock has foxing on exterior tail; several pages with small stains; penmark on rear end paper; Binding strong; 544pp.
New York: G. P. Putnam and Co. 1853. First Edition. 8vo., 366pp.; VG; bound in original brown cloth, paneled spine with gilt lettering, embossing to cloth; all edges of text block gilt; mild wear and rubbing to boards; marbled endpapers; bookplate on front pastedown; contains engraved title page, 19 steel engraved plates including frontispiece, 16 facsimiles of manuscripts, 15 hand-colored mounted proof-paper illustrations; contains a handwritten letter, torn naturally along creases, detailing the gift of this book to a Anna Kelsey. Anna Halleck Kelsey was a teacher of Elocution and English literature towards the end of the nineteenth century.; shelved case 5.