Mason City, IA: The Anderson Publishing Company, 1918. Large Quarto; pp 441; Fair; 1/2 bound burgundy spine without text; no jacket; some chipping to joints at edges; worn corners; cloth exterior shows modest wear; blind stamped borders to panels; gilt text to front; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges; broken hinges, as is; profusely illustrated;.
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Pittsburgh: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, 1988. Folio; VG- Hardcover; Black spine with gold text; Boards have strong marks to the front and rear exteriors but binding is solid, bowing to front board, Text block is clean; 70p. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. This book is part of the overstocked 15's, kept in Room X.
Boston: Walker Lith & Pub. Co., 1894. 12mo; G-; Paperback; Spine, staple binding; Cover is grey with black print, edgewear, creasing, smudging; Text block (Index, 31 pages) has mild age-toning to paper; Large folded map (color) affixed to rear cover, has tears to folds. Shelved in Netdesk office, 15's Ephemera Box 2.
A colored map of the Orinoco River and its tributaries. Churches are indicated with small symbols dotted in red, but the primary focus is on topographical features, including rivers and forests. All text in French. Condition: Very Good. Several creases are visible, but these show no evidence of wear. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 22.75 in x h 20 5/8 in.
Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, Inc./Willow Bend Books, 2004. Facsimile Reprint. Large Octavo; pp 158; G/paperback; black comb spine; originally published in 1852, reprinted in 2004; light beige covers show slight soiling to exterior; intact panels; text block has light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated; NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 6, in Netdesk office.
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.
n.p. n.publ. 1981. Large Octavo; G/paperback; black comb spine; light green covers show slight sunning to exterior, mostly toward edges; previous bookshop's sticker to rear; intact panels; text block has light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 6, in Netdesk office.
Chicago and New York: Rand, McNally & Co., 1899. Large Quarto; pp 353; Poor condition hardcover; dark green spine with black text; cloth shows soiling to exterior; slight fraying to spine edges; lightly bumped corners; lightly sunned spine; slight wear to exterior; marbled text block has lightly faded exterior edges; cracking to gutters and hinges, loosened binding; green patterned endpapers; frontispiece; interior has slight toning toward edges; illustrated; See photos for details. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1914. Sixth revised edition. 12mo; G-/no-DJ; Red spine with gold text; Boards have moderate wear along spine edges and at fore corners, exteriors have minor scratching and lightly sunned, separation of cloth at rear joint ; Text block shows slight moisture stain at head edges with some wear due to age and handling but still intact with good binding; pp 648.
Washington, D.C. NASA, 1979. Quarto; pp 146; G; dark navy spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth has slight wear to exterior; mildly splayed boards; sturdy boards; text block has light foxing to exterior edges; illustrated; errata sheet laid in at ffep; slight smudges to title and facing pages; interior pages clean;.
Washington,D.C. NASA, 1979. Quarto; pp 146; G; dark navy spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth has slight wear to exterior; mildly splayed boards; sturdy boards; text block has light tone to exterior fore and tail edges; some foxing to exterior head edge; illustrated; errata sheet laid in at ffep; interior pages clean; duplicate copy;.
Moscow: Glav. uprav. geodezii i kartografii pri Sovete Ministrov SSSR, 1959. Three volume ephemera edition. Three volumes, quarto, each volume a staple-bound individual gathering. Each volume good with no dust jacket. Notable age-toning to wrappers. For each volume, owner markings in Russian to top corner of front wrapper. Color prints of each volume generally clean and free of markings, though each volume exhibits some age-toning. Volume 1 to 16pp, volume 2 to 12pp, volume 3 to 21pp. Text of the maps for each volume in Russian. Shelved in ephemera box F.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1964. first limited edition (400 copies). Tall folio in 3/4 orange and yellow hardcovers with beige cloth spine and brown letters; VG; printed on thick parchment paper with deckle edges; contains 37 plates with folded colored maps on rice paper; in good condition; shelved in Case # 11; please contact us for shipping costs.
Rome: Edindustria Editoriale, 1961. Quarto; VG-/VG; off-white spine with black text; dustjacket has light edgewear with light tearing, sunning to edges (including flaps), slight cracking/peeling along edges of spine, light scuffing and staining to rear cover; boards are strong and clean; textblock is clean; mixed pagination. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
New York: Abbeville Press, Publishers, 1981. Folio; pp 148; G/G; white spine with black text; dust jacket has light sunning to exterior; cloth has slightly sunned exterior; mild shelf wear to exterior; minor rubbing to corners; slightly bowed boards; text block has slight foxing to exterior edges; interior clean; frontispiece; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Buenos Aires: Emece Editores, 1991. First edition. Quarto; First edition; VG-; Hardcover; Spine, black with gold print; Boards in black cloth with gold print, pastedown illustration on front, light shelfwear but clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Text in Spanish; 70 pages, illustrated (b&w). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1942. 12mo; G-/Fair; Light green spine with black text; Dust jacket has 1 inch open tear at top of spine and frays along edges, age toned corners, price clipped front flap and lightly rubbed exteriors; Boards have sunned spine with lightly sunned planks, light wear along edges, otherwise is sturdy; Text block is generally age toned, but unmarked; Cracking between pp 80-81; pp 140.
London, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1970. Octavo; pp 319; G/G-; blue/black spine with white text; odd volume; dust jacket shows slight soiling to rear; ex-library stickers to spine and rear; tape to head and tail edges at flaps; price clipped front flap; mylar wraps; cloth has lightly sunned exterior, mostly to spine; strong boards; text block has light toning to exterior edges; ex-library with markings to table of contents page; missing rear endpaper; condition noted; interior clean; profusely illustrated;.
New York: Arno Press/Crown Publishers, Inc., 1978. Reprinted. Small Folio; G/G-; red spine with blue and white text; dust jacket shows moderate wear to exterior; small chips to corners; cloth has slight wear to exterior edges; text block shows slight soiling to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated; tight binding; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Washington DC: Post Office Department, 1866-1867. First. Two canvas-backed maps of the United states folded into a brown leather slipcase. Case has some light scuffing and wear at the edges and to the gilt lettering; Some light tearing to edges and folds of map, hand colored; Color still very vibrant on all maps. Two folded maps indicate postal routes through New England. Though the maps were made in 1866, it appears that they were updated in 1867; The outer box credits Amos Kendall, but that may be because the set was given to him, as the Postmaster General at the time was William Dennison, and he is credited on the maps themselves. VERY scarce, especially in this condition. Shelved in Case 1.
London: Printed and are to be sold by W. Taylor, 1721. Second Edition. 4to., 797pp.,  tables and index; VG; bound in polished calf, paneled spine with gilt tooling, label with gilt lettering, mostly worn off; joints weak, some scratches to boards, general rubbing and wear; two bookplates on front pastedown, one from Henry Duke of Kent, 1733, the other Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey, Wrest Park; some scattered ink splatter on page 351 that bleeds through onto 353, text legible; folding plates on pages 1, 215, 476 present and in excellent condition; Numerous mispagination, including p. 447-472 omitted; consignment; shelved case 4.
Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America, 1985. Anthology. Included books and maps in very good condition. Sun fading and occasional tears to several of the paper wrappers that store the folded maps. Nevertheless, the maps themselves remain clean and bright. Comprises 67 volumes and 25 maps. In addition to the accompanying maps, many volumes include multiple plates. Collection includes many regional map sheets with accompanying text. PLEASE NOTE that due to the number of these volumes and their respective weight that special shipping arrangements are required.
Hanover: University Press of England, 1987. Quarto. VG/VG DJ. Light pink, blue, and purple spine with black text/title; dustjacket is clean with mild edgewear; dj has protective mylar covering with black stains on the covering; boards are strong and clean; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 198.
Philadelphia PA: Franklin Survey Company, 1943. First Edition. Elephant Folio; VG-; Three quarter leather binding; Gilt lettering on spine, leather title with gilt lettering on front board; Wear to leather spine, some missing leather and fraying at corners and head/tail of spine; Cloth boards are faded, with some rubbing; Plat maps separated by cloth tabs with gilt numbers (1-34, Street, Sub-div, Index, Utility); Interior in great shape, all colors bright, minor wear to the text block edges and light toning; 34 double page plates backed by linen; Extremely scarce item. Shelved in Poster Bin; NOTE: Book is heavy, please contact us for international and priority shipping;.
New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1976. First U.S. Edition. Large Thin Octavo; G/G; purple spine with white text; dust jacket has modest shelf wear to exterior; lightly sunned spine; mildly toned flaps; cloth shows slight wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has light tone to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated;.
New York: Printed by Edmunt Blunt, 1812. Seventh Edition. 8vo., 311pp., 63pp. appendix, 10pp ads; VG; spine paneled brown leather with a red label and gilt lettering; brown leather boards have moderate wear, including rubbing and scratches, bumping to corners, lower hinge on front board splitting; some foxing and age-toning to pages, mild scattered water marks; some pages pressed slightly askew; ads for Blunts on both pastedowns, page 179/180; page 187 has two lines crossed out; has 14 plates, four of which are folded; includes a foldout map of The Bay Of Chesapeake From Its Entrance To Baltimore, including part of Washington DC, just 21 years after its founding; TG consignment; shelved case 1.
Philadelphia: G.M. Hopkins & Co, 1871. Reprint of 1871 Edition; Folio; VG-; Maroon spine with gold text; Boards have severe rubbing to the front exterior but have solid binding; Text block is minimally age-tone with discoloring to edges and top margins otherwise clean; 82p. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. This book is part of the overstocked 15's, kept in Room X.
London: J. Newberry, 1758. First Edition, Second Issue. 16mo; G+; Contemporary calf with plain paneled spine; housed in a custom gray cloth clamshell; Front board separated, with ffep through first map attached to front board; lacking title page; sticker to front pastedown 'Sold by J. Manning, book-seller, in Launceston'; with frontispiece, preface leaf, B & W maps, index leaf;; All 52 maps are not tinted, all black and white. Book does not have Africa error or printed correction on index (second issue); Consignment; Shelved Case 3.
Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1966. First edition. Octavo; First edition; G+/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with black print; DJ in mylar, mild edgewear, small stain to spine, crease to front, shelfwear; Boards in blue cloth with silver print, mild wear to spine caps and corners, crease to spine, slightly cocked spine; Text block has bookplate on front pastedown, clean text; 315 pages, frontispiece (color), illustrated (b&w maps, 1 folded).
The Book Club of California, 1950. first limited edition (375 copies). small folio in black and red hardcovers with red leatherette spine and gold letters; VG; printed on thick parchment paper with deckle edges; contains historical accounts of the exploration; 29 maps of the San Francisco Bay, and 9 maps of the Town of San Francisco, including larger folded maps; in good condition; pp. 140; shelved in Case # 11; please contact us for shipping costs.
Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press, 1987. Quarto; pp 198; G+/G; green spine with white text; volume one only; dust jacket shows slight toning toward edges; mild edge wear; lightly sun darkened flaps; cloth has very little wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has only light foxing to exterior edges; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
Nürnberg: Verlegung des auxtoris Gedruckt bey Johann Ernst Adelbuler, 1731. Folio; G; bound in faded red cloth, faded titling to front cover; moderate wear, including fraying to corners, spine largely detached, remnants of cloth ties to boards; With title page, 42 pages of text in German, 14 maps of the celestial sphere, 77 terrestrial maps; all celestial and 73 terrestrial maps hand-colored contemporaneously; lacking allegorical frontispiece engraved by Casper Luyken and the portrait of Charles VI in black and white; the backs of the majority of maps with a child's drawings, majority in pencil, some crayon, circa 1880, very sparse pencil to the maps themselves; some scattered repair; title page missing the lower fore corner, does not impact text; With a fully global collection of maps, including the constellations, both the Copernican and Tychonic models of the orbits, maps of both hemispheres, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Maps of North America do include the names of some Native American Tribes. Interestingly, the maps are inconsistent as to whether California is an island. The title vignette is a map of the world as seen from above the north pole, includes California as an island. All maps with emblematic cartouches and ornamented with engravings.; consignment; shelved map case.
New York: E. Belcher Hyde, 1912. First Edition. Octavo, 36 pages, 675 pages of color maps; VG; newly rebound in burgundy cloth, black label with gilt lettering to spine, previous board covers preserved, including distinct gilt titling on front cover; detailed hand-colored maps of Brooklyn Proper; with ownership stamps; shelved case 13.
New York: E. Belcher Hyde, 1912. First Edition. Octavo, 24 pages, 472 pages of color maps; VG; newly rebound in burgundy cloth, black label with gilt lettering to spine, previous board covers preserved, including distinct gilt titling on front cover; title page has some chipping to edges; detailed hand-colored maps extending from Battery Park north to 228th Street; shelved case 13.
Paris: 1758. This finely engraved hand-colored map covers the region from Denmark through to the Urals, and all of Scandinavia. The map includes great detail of the terrain and watershed and names scores of small towns and villages. It has a large decorative title cartouche with eight different distance scales used by various nations. A large inset at the upper left shows the island of Iceland. Engraved by G. de la Haye. Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville (July 11, 1697-January 28, 1782) was a French geographer and cartographer who greatly improved the standards of map-making. From an early age d’Anville continued the reform of French cartography begun by Guillaume Delisle, but he was also a reputable classical scholar, and many of his memoirs and maps relate to ancient and medieval geography. He displayed exceptional judgement in his choice and use of past authorities and a detailed knowledge of measures of distance. He also adjusted his measurements where possible to astronomically determined positions. His Atlas Général, first published in 1743, was frequently revised. D’Anville was appointed first geographer to the king of France in 1773. Condition: Good. Light age toning, some bumping and minor closed tears to edges. Significant wear to upper portion of the map, which has been professionally restored. Dimensions w 40.25 in x h 28 7/8 in.
Netherlands: Lausanne / Amsterdam, Sequioa / Elsevier, 1966. Facsimile Edition. Elephant folio (22" x 13.5"), unpaginated; VG; spine paneled light brown leather with title and name of author in gilt on black and red title labels;gilt vignette of a coat of arms stamped on front board; some wear to spine gilt; text in Dutch; tan cloth slipcase with the same coat of arms as front cover of book stamped on front in gilt; some wear to slipcase, especially at corners and edges; 32 colored plates, most of maps, that span a double page; heavy, please contact for shipping costs; shelved above mythology.
Taipei, Taiwan: Academia Sinica Digital Center, 2014. Revised Edition. Quarto, 444 pages; VG; spine is gray-blue with silver lettering; front cover has a beige label with black lettering; binding has minimal wear; pages clear; housed in publisher's pictorial slipcase; profusely illustrated; text in Chinese with English translation; shelved front table.
Maplewood, NJ; Ann Arbor: Hammond Incorporated; The University of Michigan Press, 1976. Quarto; pp 138; G-/Fair; blue spine with ivory text; dust jacket shows noticeable wear to exterior; chips to edges; soiled rear; cloth has some spot stains to exterior; light sunning to exterior; sturdy boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; interior clean; endpapers are adhered to flaps, as is; profusely illustrated;.
Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1871. Folio, unpaginated; VG-; newly rebacked with brown cloth, majority of original front board cloth preserved, including gilt titling; spine with black label, gilt titling; water-damage to upper half of the volume, more pronounced on the first 5 pages, impacts mags, but does not affect coloring; With 67 hand-colored maps (plus insets) on 56 mapsheets (including 9 double-page), plus time table page, reference table, and appendices; shelved above case 3.