Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1833. First U.S. Edition. Octavos, two volumes, 4 pages ads, x, 11-201 pages, -197; G; A mismatched set of the first American edition of this legendary novel.; Volume 1: bound in publishers paper boards, damaged tan label to spine, 1/4 bound, light brown-colored cloth and drab paper boards; moderate wear, including rubbing and shelfwear to boards, some peeling to corners, large amount of peeling to front head of spine, rear lower fore corner; front gutter largely open, with front board tenuously attached; original printed paper spine label partially present, but entirely illegible; half-title, title page present; moderate foxing throughout; pages entirely uncut; Volume 2: bound in early 3/4 calf, marble paper-covered boards, spine with black label, gilt titling; moderate wear to boards, including general rubbing, wear to corners, chip missing to third panel from bottom along rear hinge; moderate water-damage to volume, starting at the lower edge and extending upwards, covering approximately the entire lower half of the text block; small ink to ffep, ink drop to ffep, name in ink to title page, faint Circulating Library stamp to page 5, page 20 with 'Cursed Creator' penciled over, handwritten ink Circulating Library markings to page 65, ink name to page 81, top ink of page 99/100 cut and missing with title present and page numbers missing,; lacking half-title; consignment; shelved case 3.
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London: John Murray, 1816. First Edition, First Impression. 12mos., 3 volumes; Near Fine; bound for Sotheran in 3/4 brown calf, pattered cloth boards, paneled spines with two green morocco labels, gilt titling and tooling; top edges gilt; head/tail bands; marbled endpapers; very minor wear and rubbing; With all three scarce title pages. While the second and third are not rare, the half-title in volume 1 is, as it was printed at P6, the end of the volume, and so discarded by many binders. This copy has the half-title for the first volume tipped in at its proper place from P6. Printers imprint on half-title for volumes 1 and 2 read "London: Printed by C. Roworth, Bell-yard, Temple-bar.", volume 3 reads London: Printed by J. Moyes, Greville Street."; Interestingly, this copy has no ownership marks whatsoever. With autograph note purported to be written by James Edward Austen-Leigh, reading: "In the first edition of Jane Austen's Emma (Vol 1 p. 202) Cobham is printed instead of Highbury the imagined locality of the fiction, to the delight of enthusiastic writers who had already --- it as the point at which the indications of distance from various places mentioned in the tale had been made to converge. Ed. Review [?] in 269 p. 280" Typewritten note appended stating "Autograph note in the hand of J. E. Austen Leigh (Jane Austen's Nephew, author of "A Memoir of Jane Austen". Bently. London. 1870."" [dropped parentheses as written]; The location of the fictional town of Highbury, the main locality in Emma, has been a point of contention over the last 200 years, with the general consensus being that it was modeled after several real towns, Cobham included. , 322, ; , 351, [1, printer's imprint]; , 363, [1, advertisement]. The advertisement in the rear of volume 3 is for the second edition of Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, and for the first edition of Mansfield Park. Volume 1: Gatherings B-D feel slightly more worn, as is unsurprising as the beginning of a book, pinprick sized mark to margin of F7, extending from F5-F12, very small stain to G4, covering two letters that are still visible, pinprick sized mark to margin of K1, extending from I11-K3, pinprick sized mark to center of L1, not impacting text, extending from K12-L3, small stain to lower fore corners of L6-L12, 0.4 cm at its widest, P4-5 creased horizontally before printing, rear endpaper with one crease that has impacted the P gathering Volume 2: front endpaper with two creases that have impacted the A/B gatherings, small dot of repair to H6, small dot of ink on N5, covering one letter 'e', Q4-6 creased horizontally before printing, rear endpaper with two creases that have impacted the Q gathering; Volume 3: Very small chip to lower fore corner of H1, H3 with one crease horizontally before printing, page 215 is incorrectly numbered 515, as usual; A truly lovely copy of the classic, starring "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and a happy disposition... and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her. [page 1] TH consignment; shelved case 3.
London: T. Egerton, 1814. First Edition, First Impression. 12mos., 3 volumes; VG-; bound in contemporary 3/4 brown calf, marbled boards, gilt titling and rules to spines;some wear to bindings, including chipping to heads of spines, wear to hinges; volume 3 has the most wear, with rear board detached, front board tenuously attached, 4x1 cm piece of spine missing; Lacking the final blanks, half-titles, and the advertisement in volume 3 Volume 1: name in ink to top of title page, 157/158 has fore corner improperly cut, pages 179/180 and 181/182 detached but present, pages 345/346 and 347/348 have a small piece of the upper fore corner torn off; volume 3 with small tidemarks to the upper edge of the endpapers, does not impact title page or text; interiors remarkably clean, with only the lightest scattered foxing; Published in a relatively small edition of perhaps 1250 copies . Volumes 1 and 3 printed by G. Sidney, Volume 2 printed by C. Roworth.; TH consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Limited Edition, #456/1000. Octavo, 273 pages; VG/VG; spine gold foil with white and black titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$23.00'; with wraparound band announcing "The Tale of the Body Thief" release on October 31, 1992.; Limited Edition of special 1992 reissue that was specially prepared and numbered for presentation at the American Booksellers Association Convention, May 1992., signed by Anne Rice, #456/1000; shelved case 8.
San Diego: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1991. Uncorrected Page Proof. Octavo, 395 pages; VG; bound in publisher's blue wraps, black titling to spine; slight sun-fading and mild creasing to spine; publisher's sticker on front cover with publication date and price; mild wear to extremities; inscribed on the ffep by Walker, dated 4.16.91; shelved case 0.
A signed abstract painting by Sonia Delaunay-Terk (1885-1979), a Ukrainian-born Russian artist, who played an influential role in the avant-garde movement in Paris. Condition: very good. Some age-toning visible on reverse of painting. Signature and gallery stamp on reverse. Matted but not framed. Dimensions mat w 15.75 in x h 12 3/8 in sheet w 12 3/8 in x h 8.75 in.
Boston: Munroe and Francis, 1832. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, xxxv, , 300 pages; VG; bound in period full speckled calf, gilt rules and a black label with gilt titling to spine; minor wear, primarily to extremities; faded gilt to board edges; all endpapers excised; interior clean; With woodcut beef butchering guide on page xxxii; scarce; shelved case 1.
New York: Dodd, Mead, & Company, 1940. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 270 pages, VG/VG; spine is blue with black and white lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$2.00', has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, with minor chipping on the fore edge corners; binding has minor shelf wear, with minor bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have mild age toning and heavily faded coloring along the top edge; EH Consignment; shelved Case 6.
New York: Miramax Books; Hyperion, 2004. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 447 pages; VG/VG; spine is blue with gold lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$24.95', has minimal shelf wear; binding and pages have minimal wear; Inscribed on half-title by Pahlavi in English, other inscription on half-title; shelved case 5.
London: Robert Riviére & Son Ltd., c. 1920. Octavo, 414 pages; VG-; bound in 3/4 green calf, paneled spine with gilt titling and stamping; wear to hinges, mild rubbing and wear to boardspatterned paper boards; marbled endpapers; top edge of text block gilt; frontispiece with tissue guard; shelved case 2.
New York: Atheneum, 1971. First Edition, First Printing, First State. Tall Octavo, 163 pages; VG/VG; spine blue with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$5.50'; slight wear; first issue points include lack of silver sticker on dust jacket, 'Atheneum 1971 New York' on title page; Publisher's date cancel affixed to copyright information; interior clean; LP consignment; shelved case 8.
1803/1804/1808. 1) ALS. "F. Berthollet." One page (of a bifolium) in French, 7.25" x 8.75", Arcueil [France]; May 28, 1803. In this letter to an unnamed minister, Madame Berthollet requests the original letters from Berthollet [her husband or herself?] requesting assistance with finding an administrative position for two people when the minister sends his recommendations for said people to give to officials at the administrative offices they wish to enter into. 2) ALS. "F. Berthollet." One page (of a bifolium with an integral address sheet) in French, 6.5" x 8", Arcueil; July 29, 1803. In this letter to a Madame Vinneux in Lausanne, Madame Berthollet informs her friend that she will be able to obtain a passport for her and that the ambassador to Switzerland will assist her with the necessary steps for her return to France. 3) ALS. "F. Berthollet." Three pages (of a bifolium with an integral address sheet) in French, 6.5" x 8.25", Arcueil; June 11, 1804. In this letter to Madame Vinneux, Madame Berthollet opens by speculating that passport troubles are being caused by "cette saison" [presumably meaning the contemporaneous political situation] and will seek information about the delay experienced by her friend in obtaining permission to travel. Mme. Berthollet was convinced her friend was on her way and assures her that she and her husband speak of her and "their second son," Déodat, at every meal. Meanwhile her husband has received a "new distinction" from the government that she describes as more of a burden than a privilege since they must outfit an "archbishop's house" with furniture, linens and all the rest [Claude Louis Berthollet was made a Grand Officier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1804]. 4) ALS. "F. Berthollet." One page (of a bifolium) in French, 7.5" x 9.25", Arcueil; January 9, 1808. In this letter, Madame Berthollet invites Monsieur and Madame Tochon [could be Joseph-François Tochon (1772-1820), numismatist, collector, and political figure] to dinner in Arcueil. Condition: Letters have usual folds. Letter 2 has four pin holes through lower left hand corner, and small paper loss where seal was broken when letter opened; otherwise good. Letter 3 has four pins holes through the lower left hand corner, and small paper loss where seal was broken when letter was opened; otherwise good. Letter 4 has some paper loss on the last line of the letter where gaul ink has bled through paper, effective several words; otherwise good.; Consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1920. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG/No jacket; 365 pages; Red cloth spine with black lettering; Some bumping and edge wear to the boards, fraying at the the corners, specifically the lower front corner, spine and edges slightly sunned; Binding sturdy, Upper outer edge of text block has one white spot/stain, interior of text block is toned as typical; First printing, as indicated by the number 1 in brackets on the last page. WD Consignment, shelve in case 2.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xiii, 418 pages; VG; bound in publisher's brown cloth, light brown lettering; mild wear and rubbing to boards; spine slightly cocked; slight bumping to cloth on spine; The first printing was split between the illustrations being printed on glossy paper versus text paper. The copy has the author's preferred version, the text paper; WD consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931. First Edition, First Printing, Second State. Octavo, 52 pages; VG/VG; spine is faded blue with black lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$2.00', has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, with minor chipping at the top and bottom of the spine, has several small closed tears and minor rubbing on both covers; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; pages have minor dust build up along the top edge; shelved case 0.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1964. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 87 pages; VG/VG-; spine white with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.50'; dust jacket has some mild chipping and wear, primarily to head and tail of spine, mild soiling, inch long closed tear to lower edge of rear cover; some rubbing to board edges; Signed flat on title page by Eudora Welty; AM consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. First Edition, First Printing. Large Octavo, 555, liv pages; VG/G; spine purple with a tan label and red and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$12.50'; dust jacket has chips missing to the lower edge of the front cover, closed tears and robbing elsewhere; top edge of text block red; INSCRIBED on the half-title page by Julia Child; AG consignment; shelved case 12.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1985. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 248 pages; VG/VG; Spine is pictorial red with a white stripe with black lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$14.95' has minimal shelf wear at the top of the spine; inscribed by the author on the title page; shelved case 6.
London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1969. First English Language Edition. Octavo, 175 pages, VG/G+; peach DJ, small black lettering to spine: moderate wear to covers (mostly creasing wear to edges and hinges), publisher's sticker with corrected price of "£2.15 net" to front flap covering original list price of "30s. net," DJ protected by mylar; black cloth spine, peach buckram boards, bright gold lettering to spine: minimal wear to boards, peach top, light age-toning/wear to text-block, light age-toning to margins of interior (text clear and legible); shelved Case 6.
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1954. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 275 pages; VG/Fair; spine beige with red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '15s. net'; dust jacket missing the middle third of the spine, small chips to other parts of spine, tape to head and tail; spine of boards slightly age-toned; spine cocked; top edge of text block red; INSCRIBED on ffep to Don-Tudor Wilkinson, Paris 1954, with his bookplate a the bottom of the page; shelved case 9.
New York: E. P. Dutton, 1987. First Edition. thin folio picture book, 55 pp., VG/VG; red DJ, white and orange lettering: very mild wear to covers, mostly wear to head; "01840-550 $18.95" to front flap; DJ protected by mylar; brown cloth boards, copper lettering to spine: mild overall wear to boards, joints weakened, front board somewhat shaken; INSCRIBED by Angelou to dedication page, dated May 1987; interior pristine, with numerous black and brown illustrations by Feelings; shelved Case 14.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 249 pages; VG/VG; white spine with black text; jacket has protective mylar cover, age toning, slight shelfwear, price unclipped; boards are strong; textblock has age toning, otherwise clean; has gift inscription from author on front endpaper; shelved case 8.
New York: Random House, 1942. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 273 pp., G+/G-; DJ, white and lime green lettering to black spine, lime green lettering to black/white/hot pink/lime green pictorial front cover; heavy wear to DJ: chipping with material loss to edges, open tears to fore-edges (flaps attached to covers), mild age-toning (text clear and legible); tearing to flaps to interior of DJ, somewhat visible to exterior, tape to closed tears to interior of DJ; dark blue ink staining to head, tail, and hinges of spine to interior of DJ, hot pink marker to fore-edge between front cover and front flap (likely repair attempts to disguise material loss); tape to tail of spine to interior, tape visible to exterior; small dark blue ink stain towards top of front flap, text unaffected; price uncut "$2.00" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; tan cloth boards, dark green lettering: moderate wear to boards, tearing to paste-downs, cardboard visible to front paste-down; somewhat erased notations in pencil to ffep; age-toning mostly to margins of interior, text clear and legible; FIRST PRINTING stated to copyright page; a scarce copy with DJ; SEE ALL SEVEN IMAGES FOR DETAILS NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1940. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., vi, 78pp.; G+/G+; spine green with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$1.50'; dust jacket has chipping along head and tail of spine, 'H' and 'K' missing from authors name, all edges have some wear; small stain to lower front fore corner; lower edge of rear board has some bite marks, presumably mice, where part has been slightly chewed away, lower half of fold on dust jacket has been separated, with the damage occurring along the entire flap; price on front flap has been crossed out and a small stamp reads 'NET $1'; INSCRIBED on ffep by Helen Keller, in her block lettering; WK consignment; shelved case 3.
Riverdale, New York: Baen, 1996. Limited First Edition. 8vo., 480pp.; VG-/VG-; spine gray with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild rubbing to rear cover of dust jacket, small stain to front cover above the word 'Honor'; pages age-toned; minor bump to lower edge of rear board, minor wear and rubbing to boards; SIGNED flat in blue ink on title page; a one inch tear/puncture to ffep, review page, and title page, does not touch the signature; The Hugo award winning Barrayar was a paperback original and first appeared in hardcover from the Easton Press in a signed edition, this is it's first trade hardcover; the dust jacket was specially produced for this volume by a specialty bookstore in Chicago, printed after the fact; shelved case 8.
London: Micheal Joseph, 1980. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; dust jacket w/protective sleeve; spine white w/black txt, minor shelf wear, slight indentation at joints, boards are firm, clean; binding strong; pages pristine: very minor wear, aging, almost perfect condition. 182pp. Shelved below Front Counter.