London: His Majesty's Staionery Office, 1949. Paperback. Off-white side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Penned ownership signature of Arnold Plant dated 26 Jan 1949 to front cover. Minor browning to margins and edges of wrappers, but clean overall. 82 pages. ENG/040820. Very Good.
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Bordeaux: Massin, 1967. Hardcover. An album about the wine merchants in Bordeaux since 1820 including pictures and recollections of the trade, vineyards, and city. Oblong in white silk covered boards with gilt title and color illustration to front cover. Light soiling to covers, but clean overall. Clean interior with many photographic illustrations, most in black and white. Text in French and English. In original clean acetate jacket with minor wear to edges including a few chips. An interesting history. Unpaginated. WINE/060518. Very Good.
New York: Schocken Books, (1966). Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light bumping to spine ends. Interior is clean and bright. Red price-clipped illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Spine panel faded to light brown. Minor rubbing to dust jacket. Index, 216 pages. English Biography. ENGBIO/042313. Near Fine / Very Good.
Boston: The Cornhill Company, (1917). Hardcover. SCARCE. Very good in brown cloth backed and beautifully illustrated black and tan paper covered boards. Gilt title to spine and black title to front board. Wear to exterior includes minor fading to spine, two very small holes to cloth at front hinge, bumping to spine ends and corners, and minor rubbing. Previous owner's book plate to front paste down. A few light spots of foxing to first and last few pages. Else is clean and bright. 73 pages. Drama. DRA01/12099. Very Good.
New York: Clarkson Potter/Publishers, (2002). Hardcover. First Edition. Red paper covered boards with light yellow title to spine. Previous owner's name and date to top corner of title page. Else is pristine with full color illustrations throughout. Illustrated dust jacket with light yellow title to red spine. Minor creasing to top edge of dust jacket. Index, 335. COOK/033010. Fine in Near Fine DJ.
New York: Crown Publishers, 1952. Hardcover. Very good. No Jacket. 4to. Red cloth boards with blue title to spine and small white unicorn designs. Minor fraying to spine ends; rubbing to boards and spine. Light bowing to front board. Interior pages are yellowed around edges, but are otherwise very clean w/ bright text. Includes 201 photographs of English scenes from 1850-1951. Index, 164 pages. ENG/042004. Very Good.
Sussex and New Jersey: The Harvester Press and Barnes & Noble Books, (1985). First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Fine in grey paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior. Fine light blue dust jacket with white and black title to front and spine panels. Index, 228 pages. ENGHIS/010418. Fine / Fine.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1858. Hardcover. From "The Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland During the Middle Ages" series. Ex-libris with library book plate to front paste down. Very good in maroon cloth black paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Wear to exterior includes rubbing to boards, bumping to corners and spine ends and some rippling to the cloth on the spine. Light damp stain to front board. Presentation slip tipped in at front. Interior is clean and bright. Index, 186 pages. English Monarchy. ENGMON20/062699. Very Good.
London: Richard Bentley, 1859. Hardcover. Two volumes. Charles Keen (1811 - 1868) was an English actor and stage manager known for his revivals of Shakespearean plays. Three quarter red leather bound with red cloth covered boards. Gilt title and decoration as well as raised bands to spines. Minor rubbing to exteriors. Marbled endpapers. Light browning to edges of end pages. Very light foxing to first and last few pages. Inscription to front free end pages of both volumes. Else is clean and bright. Frontis engraving of Kean. Embroidered cloth bookmark laid into volume I. Vol. I: 368 pages, Vol. II: 398 pages. Drama. DRA4010201. Very Good.
New York: John Lane Company, 1913. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in grey cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Minor rubbing to front board, edges, and hinges. Top edge gilt. Light sporatic foxing throughout. Binding cracked but tight. 247pages , plus approximately 20 pages of ads. English History. ENG105310. Very Good.
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1962. Paperback. Includes laid in three page typed report with pencil annotations from a Conservative Agricultural Committee M.P's Fowl Pest Report meeting, which began in 1960 and wasn't "signed" until 1962. Bound in blue paper wrappers with black title to front cover and handwritten black title to spine panel. Minor wear to covers and previous owner's name to top of front cover. Some underlining in pencil to text. Includes two fold-out charts. 108 pages. ENG/091015. Very Good.
New Haven, CT: 1987. Hardcover. A thesis submitted by the author in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts at Yale University. Inscribed by the author to printer Roland Hoover (from his collection). After chapters on the history of wine, there is a history of wine labels, their formal attributes, typography, and symbols. With numerous pictures and facsimiles of labels. Bound in black cloth with burgundy paper label to front cover. Label is slightly chipped. Interior pages near fine. Measures 8.5 x 11.75 inches. 68 pages plus colophon. COOK/041320. Near Fine.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1953). Hardcover. 8vo. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Interior is clean and bright. White and grey price clipped dust jacket with black and red title to front and spine panels. Browning to spine panel and top edge of front panel and minor soiling to dust jacket. Index, 224 pages. ENGHIS/070716. Near Fine / Very Good.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1884. Paperback. SCARCE. 8vo. Beige paper wrappers with black title to front panel. Wear to wrappers includes one closed tear to top half of front wrapper and one closed tear to bottom half of rear wrapper as well as a few chips to the edges and spine and writing in pencil to top corner of front wrapper. Small chips to corners of text block. Pages are brittle. Pencil marking to footnote on one page. Else is clean and bright. 32 pages. English History. ENGHIS/011818. Very Good.