New York: George H. Colton, 1848. Hardcover. Includes articles on: the war of Chiozza, chloroform, free soil policy, Germany, ghost stories by G.W. Peck, New Mexico and California, the Oregon Bill, poetry, the Swiss revolution, germanic wars, the Whigs, critical reviews, and much more. Bound in three-quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards, titled in gilt on the spine with raised bands. Rubbing and wear to boards, corners, spine, and edges. Minor foxing to interior. Marbled endpapers. Includes four engravings. 650 pages. PER/061418. Very Good.
New York: George H. Colton, 1849. Hardcover. Includes articles on the Algonquins, American ethnology, California, Domenican Republic, England, French Revolution, Gold hunting in California in the 16th century, middle-asiatic theology (hinduism), national finance, Ohio legislature, origion of the two parties, and much more. Bound in three-quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards, titled in gilt on the spine with raised bands. Rubbing and wear to boards, corners, spine, and edges. Minor foxing to interior. Marbled endpapers. Includes two engravings. 650 pages. PER/061418. Very Good.
New York: Sheldon & Company, January-June 1875. Hardcover. A compilation of articles and stories from this short-lived magazine, which was sold to "The Atlantic" in 1878, Bound in attractive three quarter black leather with gilt titling and ruling to spine and covers. Black pebbled cloth covers. Some chipping and bumping to leather. Interior clean. Very good condition. 864 pages. PER/062018. Very Good.
New York: Sheldon & Company, January-June 1875. Hardcover. Ex-Library. Bound in maroon contemporary cloth with gilt titling to spine. Book plate of Kansas City Public Library plus stamp to fore-edge and blind stamps to chipped ffep and title page. Interior clean with wlight tears to final few pages. 864 pages. PER/061918. Very Good -.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1870. Hardcover. Lacks volume title page and table of contents pages. Bound in three quarter brown leather with light brown cloth covered boards and gilt title to spine. Rubbing and wear to spine ends, edges, and corners. Foxing and occasional spots of soiling to interior. Illustrated. 944 pages. PER/050818. Very Good.
Concord, NH: Rufus Merrill and Co. 1843. Paperback. Features a selection of animals: the elephant, deer, buffalo, horse, lion, leopard, ass, bull, and stag. Sewn tan paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Foxing and spots of soiling throughout. Short closed tears / small creases to edges of some pages. A cute book despite wear. Illustrated. 16 pages. Size: 4 x 2.5 inches. CHILD/061918. Very Good.
Concord: Rufus Merrill and Co, 1843. Paperback. A sweet little collection of poems with illustrations. String bound grey paper wrappers with black title and illustration to front cover. Old tape repair to rear cover. Minor spotting / soiling / dampstaing / foxing to covers and interior. Closed tears to hinges of cover and most pages; however, all pages remain bound. Size: about 4.25 x 2.75 inches. 16 pages. CHILD/061318. Very Good.
New York: G.P. Putnam and Sons, 1870. Hardcover. Includes articles on the arctic aurora, travelling in the arctic in winter, dogs (two chapters), the fox, yachting, Peking, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the Brontes and their home, bees, cannibals in Fiji (a three part series), a fold-out illustration of an elevated railway running along Broadway in Manhattan, and much more. Bound in three quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Minor wear and rubbing to leather, edges of boards, boards, and corners. Chipping to paper on front cover. Marbled endpapers. Occasional smudge marks and occasional spots of foxing, but clean overall. 568 pages. PER/061918. Very Good.
New York: G.P. Putnam and Sons, 1870. Hardcover. Includes articles on birds of the north, cuba, dreaming, insect life in winter, death, Madrid, Madame Roland, the New South, Quaker quirks, "Women's Right" (a novel by Mary Clemmer Ames), and much more. Bound in three quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Minor wear and rubbing to leather, edges of boards, boards, and corners. Marbled endpapers. Occasional smudge marks and occasional spots of foxing, but clean overall. 736 pages. PER/061918. Very Good.
New York: G.P. Putnam & Son, July-December 1868. Hardcover. Many interesting articles from this post-Civil War magazine. There is an international focus with pieces on travel in Siberia, China, and Central America. Also women's suffrage and book reviews of The Earthly Paradise and Death of Jason by William Morris. Bound in three quarter brown leather with brown and red marbled paper covers. Chipping and rubbing to leather. Interior clean. Very good condition. 768 pages. PER/061918. Very Good.
New York: Miller and Company, 1857. Hardcover. Includes a five page article titled "About Dogs," which is a musing about dogs and their history. Within the article, there is long ballad about a favorite hound of Llewellyn, Prince of Wales, son-in-law of King John. It concludes by asking readers to send their "very nice terrier - English, Scotch, or Skye - to Putnam, for his very sincere friend and humble servant." Also includes a review of Elizabeth Browning's poem "Aurora Leigh"; a biography about a deceased Virginia slave submitted by his owner; chapters from John William de Forest's novel "Witching Times"; a collection of letters about college life in the 1750s including notes on the costs of living, clothing, and school supplies; a humorous illustrated article about the tails of animals and tails on clothing; book reviews, editorials, news stories, and more. Bound in three quarter red leather with black cloth boards. Gilt title and raised bands to spine. There is a two inch closed tear to the leather on the rear hinge. Rubbing and wear to hinges and edges of boards. Previous owner's signature in pencil to front endpaper. Foxing to early and late pages of the interior. Short closed tears to edges of several pages. 668 pages. PER/060518. Very Good.
Baltimore: 1950. Hard Cover. 8vo. A history of small church located in Monkton, Maryland. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor rubbing to edges of boards and hinges as well as minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Previous owner's book plate to front free end page. Light browning to end pages. Else is clean and bright. 113 pages. MD/052218. Very Good.
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.
Boston: L.C. Page and Company, 1924. Hardcover. With numerous original illustrations. New edition with explanatory notes. Ex-library with book plate to front endpaper. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Fraying to spine ends and corners. Minor fading to spine panel. Illustration of the Mayflower in white and blue to spine and front cover. Minor spotting to covers. Toning to margins and occasional smudge marks. Size: quarto. Index, 192 pages. AME/052218. Very Good.
New York: G.P. Putnam & Son, July-December 1869. Hardcover. Interesting articles from this post-Civil War magazine. Includes first appearance of Louisa May Alcott's short story "Scarlet Stockings", articles on Polar exploration by George Kennan and T.B. Maury, and poetry by Julian Hawthorne, son of Nathaniel. Bound in three quarter brown leather with brown and red marbled paper covers. Chipping and rubbing to leather. Interior clean. Includes list of books published since previous volume. Very good condition. 776 pages. PER/061818. Very Good.
Cincinnati: Central Publishing House, 1889. Complete in four volumes. All four volumes are bound in the original mustard yellow cloth boards with black titles to spines and elaborate black and gilt illustrations to the front covers and spines of all volumes. Minor wear to edges, spine ends, and corners of each volume. Clean and bright interiors. Laid in items including pressed leaves from plants and old newspaper clippings to volume two. The binding of volume three has been repaired - with textblock glued into binding (only evidence of repair is the both free endpapers have been glued down to the pastedowns). Creasing to spine of volume three. Each volume is heavily illustrated. Full marbled edges. An attractive set. Volume I: The Prehistoric World; or Vanished Races, 820 pages; Volume II: The Ancient World; or Dawn of History, 816 pages; Volume III: The Medieval World; or Dark Ages, 804 pages; Volume IV: The Modern World; or Civilization of Today, 810 pages. This is a heavy set and may require an extra shipping fee. GENHIS/062218.
New York: Richard R. Smith, 1948. Hardcover. Very good in the original maroon cloth boards with blue title to spine and front cover. Includes presentation slip on front free endpaper on the occassion of the Fountain Inn Dinner at the Southern Hotel in 1948. Library slip to rear free endpaper. Minor browning to margins. Illustrated. 112 pages. MD/062618. Very Good.
West Chester University: Aralia Press, 1991. Softcover. One of 200 unnumbered copies. There were also 50 signed press copies and seven presentation copies. A moving collection of seven poems published after the death of Gioia's infant son and dedicated to him. Gioia is a noted poet and critic and was the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003-2009. He is currently a professor at the University of Souther California. Bound in handmade flax papers. Beautifully printed by Michael Peich on Vandercook Universal I press from Spectrum and Hunt Roman types on Umbria paper. With black and white drawing by Testa on title page. 7.5 x 12 inches. In fine condition. Unpaginated. PRI/062118. Fine.
Boston: D. Lothrop and Company, (1883). Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt, red, and black title and decoration to spine and black decoration to front board. Wear to exterior includes minor bumping to spine ends and edges and minor rubbing. One small spot of soiling to rear board. Lacks frontispiece and rear free end page. Previous owner's name written in pencil to front free end page. Stamp to front paste down. Closed tear to page 217/218. Front interior hinge is starting. Text is clean and bright. 480 pages. NETH/060618. Very Good -.
New York: E. P. Dutton and Co. 1951. Hardcover. Signed by the author. First edition, second printing. 8vo. In black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and gilt emblem to front board. Interior is clean and bright overall with illustrated endpapers. Toning to margins. Signed by Beirne on the dedication page. Black illustrated dust jacket with very light green title to front panel and beige title to spine. Wear to jacket includes heavy chipping and tears. The panel is seperate from the spine panel, but all pieces remain present. The jacket is now in a protective plastic cover that is removable. Index. 400pages. BALT/051718. Very Good / Good.
New York: E. P. Dutton and Co. 1951. Hardcover. Signed by the author on the dedication page. Lacks title page. In black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and gilt emblem to front board. Interior is clean and bright overall with illustrated endpapers. Cockling to top margins of pages - possibly from dampness; however, there is no staining. Index. 400 pages. BALT/062218. Very Good / Good.
Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society / Bodine and Associates, 1968. Hard Cover. Size quarto. SIGNED by the author. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and gilt illustration to front cover. Clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Yellow and grey illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. A few chips to edges of jacket and fading to spine panel. 153 pages. Baltimore. BALT/062118. Fine / Very Good.
New York and Philadelphia: J. Slater and J.B. Perry, circa 1830. Hardcover. English language edition, translated during the French Revolution while the translator was in Paris. Yellow paper covered boards with black title to spine and front cover. Chipping and wear to edges of boards. Antiquated ownership signature in pen to top edge of front cover. Rubbing to covers. Foxing and browning to interior. Size: 4.5 x 3 inches. 125 pages. LIT/061918. Very Good.