Paris: Librairie D'Amerique et D'Orient Adrien Maisonneuve, 1980. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Black spine with gilt text; Cloth has slightly age toned exterior with light soiling, but otherwise strong and sturdy panels; Text block has slight wear on edges, otherwise clean and intact pages; deckled fore edge; pp 160. French text. Shelved in aisle 7.
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Berlin: Walter De Gruyter & Co. 1940. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; Red with gilt text; Cloth has slightly sunned and rubbed panels with light wear and minor edge wear; Text block shows slight toning and wear on edges due to age and handling with name of former owner on title page, otherwise clean and intact pages; pp 667. German text. Shelved in aisle 7.
Amsterdam: Abraham Wolfgang, 1692. 24mo in contemporary vellum boards. light wear to edges of boards, some slight soiling, one centimeter of vellum along edge of back board is worn away, leather stripes at top and bottom of spine, top stripe reads "h." bottom stripe reads "N.3124" binding tight, previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down, pages crisp, minimal foxing, writing in pencil on ffep, else pages free from marking. 536 pp. This volume only, from a 25 volume set detailing European history from 1686 through 1693, This volume covers July through December, 1692. TEXT IN FRENCH SHELVED BEHIND ROCKVILLE FRONT DESK.
Boston: Printed by Manning & Loring, 1797. 8vo., 300pp.; VG-; bound in brown leather, spine has red label and gilt lettering; moderate wear to boards, including scratches, scuffing, and rubbing; foxing, age-toning, and mild water-marks to interior; name written on ffep, dated 1801; lower edges of hinges beginning to split; TG consignment; shelved case 1.
Wittebergae: J. W. Fincelii, 1650. Two octavo volumes bound as one; 560 pp + index (volume I) and 360pp (volume II). The Sauberti volume was published in Altodorfii in 1694. Bound in later eighteenth century calf, gilt-decorated, with five raised bands, leather spine label. Engraved frontispieces. VG, rubbed at hinges and spine ends. Interior clean and tight. Texts in Latin and German. Consignment. Shelved in Case #4.
London: Messrs. Fores, 1885-1906. 23 Volume set; Vols. 1-4 have title: Fores's sporting notes and sketches, a quarterly magazine descriptive of British and foreign sport; Octavo; G-/no dust jacket issued; Dark red leather spines with gilt text; Boards are three-quarters bound with with red leather and blue cloth, boards are scuffed and soiled with some stains, corners are rubbed, boards are visible at corners, some edge wear, chipping at head and tail of spine across set, red rot at some joints and corners; Head edge of text blocks are gilded, edges of text blocks are age toned and soiled, faint foxing and age toning at edges of margins, text and interiors are clean; Front board of volumes 1, 2, 8, 13, and 18 are separated; Rear board of volumes 6, 13, and 18 are separated; Back strip of volumes 1, 2, 6, 8, and 13 are peeling; Back strip of volume 18 is separated but present; Volumes 1, 2, and 18 are missing one inch at head of back strip.
1839. Published about 1839. Large folio (33.5 x 46 cm) engravings of paintings numbered 730 through 947(most, but not all, appear) bound in marbled boards with leather spines with gilt titles. There is no volume index or table of contents, Condition is Very Good, with much shelfwear to edges of covers, leather gone from corners, but otherwise tight, bright and with very little to no foxing. shelved front door bookcase.
1839. Large folio (33.5 x 46 cm), unpaginated, engravings of paintings numbered 951 through 1042, the last one not numbered(most, but not all, appear) bound in marbled boards with leather spines with gilt titles. There is no volume index or table of contents, Condition is Very Good, with much shelfwear to edges of covers, leather gone from corners, but otherwise tight, bright and with very little to no foxing. Shelve front door case.
1839. Published about 1839. Large folio (33.5 x 46 cm), unpaginated, engravings of paintings numbered 2226 through 2686(most, but not all, appear) bound in marbled boards with leather spines with gilt titles. There is no volume index or table of contents, Condition is Very Good, with much shelfwear to edges of covers, leather gone from corners, a chip starting at top of spine, but otherwise tight, bright and with very little to no foxing. Shelve Front door case.
Wien: Josef Belf, 1935. 16mo; good+/none; tan marbled spine with gilt lettering; professionally rebound with new boards and endpapers; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 79 pp.; illus.; medium toning and foxing; else very good; ---TEXT IN HEBREW AND GERMAN. Consignment. Shelved in Case #4.
Neaulme & Compagnie, France: A Lahaye, 1755. G+. 4to in brown leather boards, title on spine in gilt (as "PEUPLE DE DIEU"), spine has 5 raised bands. Wear to boards; edges rubbed, cracking to leather along hinges, top corners and bottom rear corner frayed, light general wear otherwise to boards. Original boards, but binding repaired with new endpages. Text in French.
Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1808. Fourth Philadelphia Edition. 4to., 1080, 72 pages; G; bound in contemporary brown leather, paneled spine with faded gilt lettering; cracking on spine; chipping to head and tail of spine, rubbing to boards, corners, edges; age-toning and foxing to the interior; with 31 engraved plates and maps, plate opposed page 922 has had most of the margins removed, but the image is intact, lacking half of the frontispiece plate; bookplate and library discard stamp on front pastedown, no other library markings; first title page reads 1804, others read 1808; A study bible, made specifically with notes, maps, extra texts, and indices to enable the reader to more easily cross-reference and build context.; shelved case 4.
Tel Aviv: Sinai Publishing, 1969. First Edition. Octavo, 1979 pages; VG; Copper with silver wash spine with darker grey text; Cover has plates on the front and back with colored decorative pieces; part of spine is bent inwards; boards are strong and clean; binding is overall firmly attached but hinge is slightly loose on the front; textblock is mostly clean but some creases on several pages.
New York: Hinds and Noble Publishers, 1897. King James Version and the Revised Version. Octavo. VG/no DJ - hardback. Dark black-green spine with gold text; covers are mostly clean with some moderate edgewear along the spine but otherwise minor edgewear; boards are strong and clean; binding is strong but hinge is slightly loose; foxing on the front pastedown, back pastedown, front free end page, and back free end page; textblock is age-toned but clean. Pp. 403.
Napoli: Editoriale Scientifica, 1983. Facsimile limited edition, #289 of 500 copies. Two volumes. Quarto; xxxii, 330; xv, 446 pp. Quarter vellum, cloth boards, publisher's original slipcase. Facsimile of the work originally published in 1753. VG, clean and tight, no markings. Some slight age-toning to vellum; one small flaw to velum on front of Volume I. Slipcase somewhat soiled. Shelve above Anthropology.
Geneva: Jean Crespin, 1583. 12mo; 423, 175, 224 pp. Modern calf binding. VG; boards rubbed and scratched; library stamps on front endpapers; one endpaper missing; occasional wormholes; interior generally clean; previous owners' signatures on front endpapers. Anthology of the complete works of Justinian. Text in Latin. Shelved in Case #3.
Tokyo: 1937. Quarto. VG/no DJ - paperback; Green spine with gold text; covers are mostly clean but some slightly rubbed edges and multiple creases; some darkened age-toning of the covers as well; front pastedown and front free end page have a few minor tears; binding is strong; fore-edge is age-toned; textblock is age-toned and has foxing. Pp. 1227.
London: Luke Hinde, 1765. Third, corrected edition. Tall, thick quarto in brown hardcovers with leather spine; in good condition; six-band spine with gold letters, red spine label; ex-library copy with plate and inscription on spine; boards with soiling and shelf wear from age;front board separated at joint; corners repaired with brown tape; fraying and small tears along spine; binding strong; paper and text clean; pp. 679; shelved upstairs; please contact us for shipping costs.
Washington, DC: Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. First edition. Folio; (2), 159 pp., printed on rectos only. Three large folding maps, backed with linen. Original three-quarter calf, brown boards, gilt spine lettering, rebacked, with original spine laid down. VG, boards rubbed, particularly at spine and corners. Some scattered foxing. Ink notation on title page: "This book corrected and revised for M.G. Emery, Alderman 4th Ward by W. Forsyth, Surveyor, 10th Feb. 1857." Facing the title page is a handwritten list of squares added or corrected, 32 squares in total. Elaborate cartographic survey of the District. Shelve in Case #1.
Paris: Lemarchand, 1802. new edition;. 12mos. in light brown leather; Good; 5-band spines with gold letters and burgundy frame; some amount of shelf wear mostly on spine and edges; binding strong; previous owner's tiny seal on title page; frontispiece portrait loose; paper faded and foxed, text clean in tight print; in FRENCH; shelved in France section.
Moline: John Deere, 1929. Third edition. Octavo. VG/no DJ - hardback. Blue spine with black text; covers are clean with minimal edgewear; boards are strong and clean; foxing is on the front pastedown, back pastedown, front free end page, and back free end page; binding is strong; foxing on the fore-edge; textblock is clean but creases noted on the last couple of pages. Pp. 192.
Firenze, Florentiae: Allegrini et Mazzoni, 1840. 12mo; G+/no-DJ; Beige spine with gilt text on a black bar; 6 volumes; Boards are vellum with light foxing on exterior and very minor rubbing along edges aand on exteriors, also panels are slightly splayed due to shrinkage, but otherwise panels are sturdy and intact; Text blocks have darkened slightly on exterior edges with previous owner's name & stamp on half title page,part two of second volume has slight writing in margins and in text, toward front, otherwise pages are intact with tight binding; pp 1785. Italian text. Aisle 7.
The Philistine, 1904. Vol. 19, No. 1. 12mo; G/no-DJ; Mustard spine with black text on tan panel; This volume only; Half-bound suede spine and marbled panels have slight wear on exterior with rubbed edges, otherwise panels are sturdy and intact; Text block shows slight age toning around edges with unmarked pages and tight binding; deckled fore edge; pp 200. Aisle 7.
Unknown. Octavo, unpaginated. Hard cover ivory cloth boards with gilt decorations and no dust jacket. Good. This is an undated (but appears to be 19th century) Book of Prayer / Book of Hours written in Arabic and Persian. Not a Koranic text. The prayers themselves are written in Arabic in black ink, sprinkled with words and phrases in Persian, written in red. Calendar-like tables opening the right side of the book consist in combinations of Arabic letters and numbers, intersected with the 99 names of Allah and a number of various geometric shapes and forms which might have some "sacred geometry" meanings or astronomical references. The pages right after these tables are lined and left blank, presumably for user's notes, meditations, and commentaries. Inscribed by former owner in faded ink on the inside of front board. Binding is cracked in a couple of places, but all pages are together. Text is handwritten and is clean and unmarked. Light staining and foxing throughout, particularly strong on the inside of boards and end papers. Strong shelf wear to boards: fading and rubbing, scuffing around the edges, and the spine is strongly damaged with parts missing and the text is no longer visible. Shelved in Case #3.
Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences- National Research Council, 1959. first edition. VG+. Two short 4tos (10" tall) in blue cloth boards, titles on spine in silver. No DJs as issued. Light bumping to bottom corners of first volume, vol II has light staining to front. Spines of both lightly age-toned. Very minor marking to textblocks, previous owner's signature on front endpage of both vols, pages otherwise clean. Pagination continues across vols. 1635 pp. Shelve Locked- LAFCADIO.
Cuoira: S. Benedict, 1833. First. 12mo; good+/none; dark brown cloth spine with no text and raised bands; quarter-bound w/brown marbled boards; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 294 pp.; all edges, red sprinkling; light toning and foxing; else very good; ---TEXT IN ROMISH [ROMAUNSCH]; ---[First published text in this language]. Shelved on Sales floor, near stairs.
New York: Printed by James Parker, 1767. 8vo., 479pp., 148pp.; G+; contemporary leather binding, spine paneled brown leather, top three of six panels have significant amount of leather gone, showing binding underneath; back board splitting from text but still attached, missing leather continues from spine onto back bard, upper quadrant next to spine missing leather; text good with some individual foxing stains; 479 pages of hymns, followed by 148 pages including 143 pages of text, title page and verso, statement of purpose of the printing and a page containing musical scales for individuals desirous of participating in singing the hymns; Inscription by Jacob R. Hardenburgh on ffep attesting to the books purchase for the use of the Bedminster Congregation dated 1774 with later inscriptions by two other church members. Hardenburgh was the first appointed President of Queen's College (Rutgers University); EH consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Printed for James Knapton, 1689. First Edition. 12mo., 258 pages; VG; bound in contemporary tan leather boards, rebacked with new spine, paneled with burgundy label and gilt lettering; both boards have moderate wear, gilt signet to middle with seal of 'The Society of Writers to the Signet'; turn-in has a signle blind-roll of floral design; board edges have some gilt; verso of ffep has sticker; title page has the ink names of two previous owners, one dated 1766; James II and VII 1633-1701 was King of England and Ireland as James II and King of Scotland as James VII, from 1685 until he was deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. "And thus ended th short Reign of James the Second: of whom it may be said much like that which was spoken of Richard the Second. That he loat his Kingdom rather by his own ill management and Irregularities, then by the pernicious Councels or practices of others" (page 258); consignment; shelved case 9.
1844. 12mo., unpaginated; VG; bound in brown leather, gilt tooling to front and rear covers; spine has been repaired, and is now brown leather with no lettering or tooling; title page is an elaborate blue, red, and gilt page; 15-line naskh, signed al-Buruduri, of the pupils od al-Hajji Ahmad al-Fawzi, dated A.H. 1260; text in Arabic; shelved case 3.
New York, Philadelphia, London: various, see descr. below, 1879-1886. First Edition, magazine format. Octavo ("The Sunbeam," ("Picture Lesson Paper," "Illustrated Fly-Leaves"), Folio ("Sabbath School Visitor"). Newspaper magazine format. G. 2ff single-sheet inserts, profusely illustrated with beautiful steel-plate engravings. "The Sunbeam" (Philadelphia, Presbyterian Board of Education, earlier pub. dates not stated, final date: Jul 19, 1885)- each issue composed of large steel-plate illustration on front, followed by 2-3 stories and an "our bible lesson" section on rear page [VI- 304; VII- 313,315,318,319,321-328,331 (2x),333,337,338,344,346-349,353,361; VIII- 362-368,370-372,374,378,379 (1ff only),382,383,385,386,388,390,396,398,401,402,404,406-408,410,412,413; IX- 1,3,7-14,17,20-24,25 (2x),26,27,28 (2x),29,31-33,35-39,40 (2x),41-43,45-52; X- 2,3,4; XI- 29]. "Picture Lesson Paper" (New York, Phillips & Hunt, Mar 1882-May 1885)- each issue with large engraving on front, followed by "Berean Leaflet" section of Bible study and several children's stories with Biblical Allegory [XIII- 11,27,43; XIV- 1,13,14,19; XV- 39,44; XVI- 1C,1D,2A,2C,2D,3A,4A,4C,5D]. "Sabbath School Visitor" (Philadelphia, Presbyterian Board of Education, John A. Black, pub., Sep 1979-Mar 1886)- each folio-size issue with long story on front, generally in the adventure genre, with a large steel-plate engraving centered in the middle of the text block, followed by several short and medium-length, stories, all with Biblical allegory [XXX- 36,XXXII- 10; XXXV- 18,19,20; XXXVI- 4,14,18,19,21,22; XXXVII- 6]; "Illustrated Fly-Leaves" (London, S. W. Partridge & Co., pub. date not stated)- every page ruled with margins with quotes from Psalms, Isaiah, Chronicles, John, Luke, and Corinthians, large engraving on front, followed by 4pp. allegorical story [No. 61 only]. Moderate to heavy age wear to all issues, creasing and toning to fragile newspaper sheets. Some issues, especially of "The Sunbeam," detached along spine or middle creases. Pictures of several issues neatly colored in. Occasional child and adult writing on several issues. Each set of magazines in separate protective plastic sleeve. Overall, in Good condition, considering the nature and the age of this rare, ephemeral material. Shelved in Locked Cabinet 2/3, "Beatrix."
Paris: H. Agasse, 1805. Quarto; vg+/none; brown leather spine and boards; gilt lettering, raised bands; and filigree; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; quality illustrations; plate volume, 122 present and bound; one sheet separate; sheets printed one-side only; endpapers, toning starts; all edges and corners, minor chipping and wear; else very good. ---Text in French. [DC Store: CASE #12] [IR CONSIGNMENT: TAG TO ALLAN].
Washington: Thomas H. Ford, 1860. Tall quarto; 358, (41) pp. Rebound in modern cloth, with leather spine and leather spine label. With 70 color plates; lacking two of the three folding maps at rear; the third is present but has a longitudinal tear halfway through the middle. Foxing to interior and many of the plates. Good copy only; sold AS IS. Shelved in Case # 4.
Lugduni Batavorum: Elzevier, 1630. 32mo in contemporary vellum boards, vellum clean and in excellent condition, title written at top of spine, binding tight, 2nd ffep torn out, pages clean and free from marking, back paste down has come loose revealing several pieces of a music manuscript used in binding, 345 pp. [Shelved Case 3].
Wien: Akademie der Wissenschaften; Kais. Kon. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1861. Serial. [Translation: MEETING REPORTS OF THE IMPERIAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES; MATHEMATICS AND NATURAL SCIENCES CLASSE] Octavo; good+/wraps; green spine with black text, perfect-bound; ex libris, signature, Absolon [author-surgeon, NIH]; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; pp. 213-266; illus., 4 plates; light toning and foxing; spine, split starts; else very good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN. Shelve in Ephemera Box E.
Sydney: Frederick Berndt & Co. 1890. Small Octavo; G-/no-DJ; Black spine on concertina binding, without text; Cloth is slightly sunned and lightly scratched exterior with moderately rubbed edges, but otherwise unmarked with sturdy panels; Text block has slight age toning on pages and light foxing on pastedowns with pages detached from binding, but still present. Aisle 7.
ca. 1890. Small octavo; G/no-DJ; red spine, no text; cover has corner wear, wrinkling along spine, some age discoloration, back board is separated but front is fully attached; textblock is age toned, map folds out completely in one piece, all pages strongly attached, front pastedown is starting to peel from board but is still strongly attached, a few pages have small closed tears.
New York: Random House, 1984. 1st U.S. edition. Folio. VG/VG DJ. Blue spine with white text and animal illustration in the middle; dj is clean with mild edgewear; dj has protective mylar covering and is price-clipped on the upper lateral edge of the front inside flap; boards are strong and clean; binding is strong; textblock is clean.
1826. Ex library, 1st Catholic newspaper in New York (?), 51 issues plus part of #1 (uncollated); Folio; G+/no dust jacket; Brown spine with gilt text; Boards have light edge wear, dust stains across boards, call number at tail of spine; Library stamps on front and rear paste-downs and end-papers, heavy foxing, age toning, and stains throughout, some repairs made with tape at beginning pages, otherwise undamaged.
London: William Pickering, 1836. 16mo; vg/none; black cloth spine with gilt lettering; quarter-bound w/red boards; ex libris, Norton, Charles Eliot [1827-1908], bookplate; minor shelf wear and bumping, small square yellow sticker on front cover; text block, clean; unpaginated, [xiv], 44 pp., uncut; some engravings and text figures; light toning; minor chipping and wear; rubbed; else very good; --NORTON: Harvard graduate, first Harvard professor, History of Art; businessman and literati; journalist, editor, co-founder of the Archaeological Institute of America; of the Dante Club with Lowell, and Longfellow; befriended also Thomas Carlyle, John Ruskin, Edward FitzGerald; and Leslie Stephen; taught James Loeb who created the Loeb Editions; and was honored with the Charles Eliot Norton Memorial Lectureship ; and the Charles Eliot Norton Professorship of Poetry . Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera box B.
London: Young Ladies' Journal, n.d. Serial. Quarto; good- condition; brown leather spine with gilt titles and faux banding; half-bound w/darker brown boards; ex libris, signature; major shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 832 pp.; illus., vignettes, fashions, music scores; age-toning; some edges folded, closed tears; binding, shaken; split starts, hinges and joints; all edges and corners, chipping, wear, and scars. there are two pages that also appear to have material removed from them; else good.
Boston: Perry Mason Company, Publishers, 1904. Folio; VG-/no-DJ; Dark green spine with blue & gold text; Boards have some bumping & minor rubbing at corners, panels are slightly sunned, mostly along spine and moderately rubbed spine edges, but very sturdy with intact planks; Text block has darkened due to age with fully intact pages, tight binding; pp 668. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
London: Printed for A. Miller, 1755. First Edition. 8vo., 182pp.; G+; housed in a gray folding case, itself housed within a gray slipcase, white label on spine; lacking spine; dark gray paper boards, moderate damage to edges of both boards, rear board detached; small stamp on upper fore corner of ffep; some crinkling to lower edge, minor crinkling to fore edge; interior clean and in VG condition; GP consignment; shelved case 10.
New York: Redfield, 1855. F+ Octavo in green cloth over boards with gilt text. Significant shelfwear; boards water damaged, foxed, bumped and battered at corners, head and tail of spine. Interior: split at hinges, heavily foxed throughout, damp stained in places, no writing or marginalia. This rare book is an account of the palace life of the court members to His Majesty Nasir-ud-Din Haider, a notorious cross-dressing 19th century king of Awadh. Spine cocked but sound. Shelved Master Shake case.
Philadelphia: Jacob Johnson, 1804. Four octavo volumes plus one quarto atlas volume; xviii, 419; , 405; vii, 463; vii, 496;  pp. Volume of illustrations is from another edition published in Paris in 1821 by Etienne Ledoux, with text in French. Original brown calf; atlas volume is in red boards with red leather spine. All volumes have significant rubbing at corners; hinges starting and/or almost detached. Significant age-toning to interiors; endpapers foxed; previous owner's signature on front endpapers. Atlas volume has tape repair to front endpaper. Good copies only.
Ascona, Switzerland: Artibus Asai, 1957. Offprint. Half folio; vg-/wraps; yellow spine with no text; black text on front panel; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; pp. 123-150; illus., 43 text figures; edges, closed tears; wraps, sunned; else very good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN. Shelve in German language,
London: L. Harrison and J. C. Leigh, 1812. First Edition. Folio; VG-; green leather spine with gilt titles, five raised bands, and six panel with gilt filigree and titles; half bound with greenish marbled papers boards; chipping, wear, and corner abrasion; text block, clean with toning starts, transfer shadows, and some foxing; illus., 80 color plates, floor plans, elevations, appointment details, and portraits; contents with list of subscribers and plates; Volume !, 330 pp.; Volume II, 275 pp.; . head-edge, gilt; split starts and some separation; joints and hinges; edges and boards, wear and scars; else very good. Shelved above case 2.
London: C. Dilly and John Stockdale, 1787/1788. Volumes Two and Three of the First London Editions. 8vos., 2 volumes; VG-; spines paneled brown leather, red label with gilt lettering; BOTH VOLUMES HAVE BEEN TAMPERED WITH. The volume number on the title pages have been partially scraped off, so that one 'I' was removed from each, rendering the appearance of 'Vol. II.' to read 'Vol. I.', and 'Vol. III.' to read 'Vol. II.'. This is the only tampering with in these volumes that we have noticed.; spines newly rebound, previous brown leather boards present; moderate wear and soiling to boards, including some rounding to corners, chipping to leather; small stamp of a name to ffep; volume 2 has some water damage, primarily to upper for corner, and extending along the upper edge for the beginning of the volume, reached page number, but does not reach body of text; no underlining or markings to text; page 381/382 of volume 2 is torn, with the fore margin missing, none of the body of text is impacted, although the numbering in the margins is missing, page number present; minimal foxing, with what little there is sparse and faint; While newly rebound, both volumes are mislabeled on the spine. Volume 2 reads '1', and Volume 3 reads '2'. MK consignment; shelved case 1.
Ruremundt: Iohan Hompes, 1620. First Edition. Quarto, , 399 pages; G-; bound in contemporary vellum, worn or broken ties to fore edge; rear cover replaced with early untreated calf-skin, some repair from similar time-frame; moderate soiling and wrinkling to vellum, repair patch to middle of front cover; spine bent inwards, causing the entire text block to extend; with half-title with ink writing on upper halfl ; lacking engraved title page; occasional marginalia; some wear to page edges; Text in Dutch; TL consignment Shelve in bookshelf near stairs on sales floor.