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; 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, on top shelf of 7's ephemera bookcase.
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New Market, VA: Townsend Book Bindery, n.d. Facsimile Reprint. Large Quarto; VG; pp 135; brown spine without text; no jacket; originally published, 1883; cloth shows mild wear to exterior; gilt titles to front; strong boards; text block has minimal wear to exterior edges; limited edition plate to front pastedown; this is number 58 of 500 copies; profusely illustrated; tight binding.
Milsons Point: Mynah, 2003. Folio; VG; Hardcover in portfolio; Spine, blue with gold print; Portfolio in glossy illustrated paper, handle on fore edge, clean and bright; Boards in glossy illustrated paper, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; CD-Rom in pocket affixed to front flyleaf; xxi, 618 pages, 1 CD-Rom, illustrated (color). [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.].
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.
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.
Chicago: The National Library Association, 1893. Quarto; G-; brown spine without text; cloth shows noticeable soiling to exterior; blind-stamped borders to front and rear; chipping to spine edges; rubbing wear to edges otherwise; worn corners; gilt lettering and illustration to front; slightly bowed boards; text block marbled; exterior edges modestly toned; patterned endpapers; broken hinges, as is; minor chips to edges to few pages; profusely illustrated; interior mildly toned; pp 250.
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, Germany: Karl Baedeker, 1914. Seventh Edition. Octavo, 458 pages; G; full binding of red cloth; spine with gilt lettering; moderate shelf wear; closed tears at head and tail of spine; small closed tears at upper edge of back cover; all edges marbled; tanning to pages; both hinges split; contains maps throughout; two ribbon bookmarks; pages clean; LJ consignment; shelved Case 8 1/2.
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;.
Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1953. Folio; VG- hardcover; black spiral binding with no text; boards have moderate shelf wear with marks and residual stains in front and to the rear otherwise boards are in tact; text block is moderately age toned with tanning on the top and bottom of the title page and slight discoloration of pages otherwise clean; 28p. Shelved in Netdesk office, just above the leather-bound African game hunting books on the Ephemera bookshelf.
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: James Duncan, 1830. First Edition. 10mo., iv, 338 pages; VG; bound in smooth green cloth, paper label with black titling to spine; spine faded, label with some wear and rubbing; mild rubbing and wear to boards; front gutter beginning to show; with 2 folding maps and two plates, as called for; fore and lower edges uncut; minor offsetting and page imprints from maps; scarce; shelved case 9.
Warszawa: Panstwowe Przedsiebiorstwo Wydawnictw Kartograficznych, 1986. Second Edition. Thin Quarto; VG-/VG-; beige/green/pink pictorial spine without text; second edition; dust jacket has mild sunning to exterior; minor edge wear; cloth shows only mild wear; strong boards; text block exterior edges have slight tone; illustrated; interior clean; pp 56.
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.
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.
West Point, NY: Department of Military Art and Engineering, United States Military Academy, 1950. Large Oblong Quarto; G; blue spine without text; no jacket; cloth shows modest exterior wear; slight overall age toning; slightly rubbed edges; strong boards; text block edges have age darkened; previous owner's name to ffep; slightly cocked spine; unpaginated; illustrated.
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1959. Quarto (oblong); 2 volumes in slipcase; VG; Hardcover; Spine, black with gold print; Slipcase in grey paper with black print, in poor condition with tears to edges, rear spine present but torn off slipcase, shelfwear; Boards quarter bound with grey cloth to spine and black cloth to boards, clean and strong; Text blocks clean and tight; CONTENTS: Vol. I. 1689-1900 (xiv, 158 three-color maps with text description on facing pages) — Vol. II, 1900-1953 (xi, three-color maps separately numbered for each war with text description on facing pages). [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.].
Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Mapping Authority, 1988. First Edition. Folio; G+/G+ Hardcover w/ Dustjacket; White spine with Gray text; Dustjacket has some edgewear, some shelfwear, small closed tears along head edge of spine and front cover, creasing along edges; Boards strong, some edgewear, slight shelfwear, bumping to corners; Textblock has wrinkling/creasing to pastedowns; 81 pp 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, on top shelf of bookcase with 7's ephemera.
New York: n. publ. c. 1847-1850. Thin octavo; Fair; sun faded tan spine without text; no jacket; brown cloth exterior shows noticeably sunning toward edges; gilt titles to front; embossed borders to panels; blind stamp illustration to rear; boards detached at joints; chips to front tail edge; text block exterior edges age toned; some chips to edges; broken hinges; fragile condition; three fold out maps: 1. Section and Diagram, Illustrated the Geology of the Region Between the Northern Shores of Lake Superior and Michigan; 2. Geological Map of the Lake Superior Land District in the State of Michigan (this map has several chips at folds as well as chips to outer edges); 3. Geological Map of the District Between Keweenaw Bay and Chocolate River, Lake Superior, Michigan (this map has tear to top front edge); three maps only, no text; mild toning with faded color to maps.
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.
California: The Book Club of California, 1950. First Limited Edition. Small Folio; VG; Bound in black and red boards with red leatherette spine and gold lettering; Printed on thick parchment paper with deckle edges; The book contains historical accounts of the exploration including 29 maps of San Francisco Bay, 9 maps of the Town of San Francisco and larger folded maps of the San Francisco area; Slight age toning to page edges; Offset along front and rear hinge including head and tail; Rubbing along joints and bumping to head and tail; 140 pp; Limited Edition of 375 copies; Shelved Allan's Office.
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.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1900. First Edition. Octavo, 381 pages; G+; full binding of green buckram; spine with gilt lettering and white call number; mild shelf wear; corners bumped; wear to head and tail of spine; ex-library, with usual marks; mild foxing; pages clean; contains multiple fold-out maps; LJ consignment; shelved Case 8 1/2.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1930. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo, 536 pages; VG; full binding of brown cloth; spine faded to orange, with black lettering; mild shelf wear; previous owner's name at front free end paper; contains fold-out maps; pages clean; LJ consignment; shelved Case 8 1/2.
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.