New York: William Durell, 1811. Hardcover. With an essay on his life and genius by Arthur Murphy, esq. A new edition. Blue paper spine over marbled paper covered boards with orange paper title label to spine. Front hinge is cracked, but boards remain solidly attached. Heavy chipping to paper on spine ends and hinges. Heavy wear to corners and edges of boards. Unopened pages. Some foxing, spots of dampstaing to margins, and browning. Frontispiece of Cowley. 363 pages. LIT/032119. Very Good.
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Paris and New York: Boussod, Valadon, and Co. (Goupil), 1893. Hardcover. One hundred plates - photogravures and etchings and one water color fac-simile. Vellum edition with text and engravings printed on vellum paper. Ex-library with sticker to spine and stamps to verso of title page and pocket to rear free endpaper. Bound in the original dark red cloth boards with gilt title to front cover. Red library tape repair covers the spine. Gilt title "Salon of 1893" to spine. Dampstaining to lower third of front board and soiling to boards. Heavy wear to corners and edges of boards. Linen hinge tape to interior hinges. Title page and frontis are loose with chipping to edges, but present. Foxing to all pages, heaviest in margins. Minor dampstaining to inner margins of last few pages. 102 pages plus plates. This is a heavy, folio sized volume and it may require an extra shipping fee. ART/032619. Very Good.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Paperback. Uncorrected Advance Reading Copy. "The first book to show in detail how the Jedburghs - whose heroism and exploits have been widely celebrated - and the maquis worked together" (back cover). Yellow paper wrappers with white title to spine and front panels. Clean and bright. Includes bibliography and notes but no index. 358 pages. WWII/032019. Fine.
Baltimore: Norman T. A. Munder & Company, 1925. Hardcover. Number 370 of 2000 copies privately printed for Alexander Brown. Issued on the 125th anniversary of the founding of the house in Baltimore in 1800. This is a comprehensive history of the founding and growth of Alexander & Brown, the country's first investment bank. At the time of this publication it was the oldest banking house in America. It of course first focuses on the founder himself, the first Alexander Brown (1764-1834). With numerous illustrations throughout. Bound in dark red cloth with gilt titling to spine and gilt ornaments and rulings to covers. Front cover has gilt ornament for 125th anniversary. Very light bumping. and very small chip to front cover. Internal pages have a light rippling possibly from extra tight binding. Otherwise clean and bright. This copy was presented to L. Manuel Hendler, the founder of Hendler's Ice Cream in the early 1900s. An interesting recounting of this important Baltimore business and its impact on the city's growth. Very good condition. 214 pages. BALT/032819. Very Good.
New York: Harper's Magazine, 1911. Paperback. Includes an article about Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine (pages 42 - 53). Also includes "The Same Boat" by Kipling, a poem "Night in a Suburb" by Thomas Hardy, and "The Fur Jacket" by Whistler (engraved on wood from the original painting). Ex-library with stamp to front cover. Bound in red paper wrappers with spine reinforced with tan cloth and hand lettered "December 1911." Chipping and wear to edges of wrappers. Interior of rear wrapper has been reinforced along some edges with cloth. Clean, bright interior with many illustrations. 162 pages plus ads. PER/041219. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908. Hardcover. The Outward Bound Edition. Volumes 1 - 32; lacks volumes 11, 17, 20, and 33 - 36. This set was issued over many years, so it's no surprise that several are missing. An attractive set bound in three quarter dark brown leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt titles, floral devices, and raised bands to spines. Minor wear to edges, corners, spine ends, and bands to most volumes. One volume has a detached spine (along one edge). Another volume (18) is heavily cracked along the spine with some chipping. Minor sunning to spines of some volumes. Clean interiors overall with occasional spots of soiling to margins. Includes full page illustrations with captioned tissue guards. Marbled endpapers and top edges gilt. LIT/041719. Very Good.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Hardcover. The history of air power from the beginning to the 'Age of the Drone.' Black cloth boards with silver title to spine. Clean and bright. In black jacket with white and blue title to spine. 184 pages. MIL/031819. Fine / Fine.
Boston: J.H. Wilkins and R.B. Carter and C.C. Little and James Brown, 1839. Hardcover. Full leather binding, which was later repaired by recovering the existing binding in full leather with a hole cut out to reveal the original title label on the spine. Gilt title to spine and embossed lines to boards. Wear to corners and edges of boards. Spots of darkening and soiling to boards. A few tears to new leather covering along bottom edges. A few worm holes to interior boards and some pages including title. Rear free endpaper is partially missing. Foxing and occasional spots of soiling throughout. A thick, heavy book. A useful reference book for a Latin student. 1004 pages / 318 pages. REF/031819. Very Good.
Philadelphia: John C. Winston Company, (1956). First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Turquoise cloth backed tan cloth boards with orange and black title to spine and front board. Minor fading and rolling to spine. Bumping to corners and spine ends. Minor foxing throughout though text remains clean and bright. Illustrations by Joseph Camana. Decorative endpages. Tight binding. 180 pages. MD/032919. Very Good.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, circa 1900. Hard Cover. Household Edition. With 270 illustrations. An attractive book bound in three quarter tan leather over marbled paper covered boards with red and green leather title labels and gilt decoration to spine. Minor wear and rubbing to hinges and edges of boards. The top edges are gilt with marbled endpages. The interior is clean and bright. An attractive book. 879 pages. POE/041919. Very Good.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867. Hardcover. Diamond edition. Brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and Diamond Edition to front cover. Wear and chipping to cloth on spine ends and corners. Short tear to cloth on front hinge. Wear to edges. Clean overall with minor dampstaining to top edges of some pages and previous ownership signature to front endpaper. Creasing to corners of some pages. 363 pages. POE/031819. Very Good.
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1886. Hardcover. An attractive set bound in three quarter brown leather over marbled paper covered boards with titles to spines. Raised bands to spines, top edges gilt, and marbled endpapers. Fading to spines and minor wear to edges. Frontispiece to volume one. Occasional foxing, but mostly clean and bright. Volume I is 305 pages; Volume II is 417 pages. May require an extra shipping fee. LIT/041619. Very Good.
Milan: Libreria Editrice Fiorentina, 1957. Paperback. White paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Minor creasing to spine and minor wear to edges of wrappers. Light browning to margins, else clean. Illustrated with diagrams and charts. 474 pages. ITA/041119. Very Good.
Edizioni dello Zibaldone, 1951. Paperback. Number 72 of 100 copies. Grey paper wrappers with green title to front panel and "10 / Madonizza" to spine. Browning to spine and to edges of wrapers. Minor dampstain to spine / bottom edge of wrappers. Clean and bright interior with unopened pages. 160 pages. ITA/041119. Very Good.
Belair, MD: Tudor Hall, 1925. Hardcover. Thin octavo bound in green cloth boards with gilt title front cover. The interior pages appear to have at one time been chewed by a dog; however, many of these corners have been repaired with paper added and no text has been lost. Occasional spots of foxing. Includes photographic illustrations. 59 pages. MD/040319. Very Good.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1907). Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in maroon cloth covered boards wth orange title and illustration to front board and to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners and minor fraying to cloth at spine ends. Minor browning and foxing to end pages. Front hinge is starting but binding remains tight. Else is clean and bright. Profusely illustrated with scenes from the photoplay. 359 pages + ads. LIT/032219. Very Good.
Milan: All'insegna del pesce d'oro, 1968. Paperback. Number 974 of 1000 copies. A book o poems in Italian. Beige paper wrappers with black title to spine and front wrapper. Clean and bright. 58 pages. ITA/041119. Very Good.
Milan: All'insegna del pesce d'oro, 1969. Paperback. Number 281 of 1000 copies. A book o poems in Italian. Beige paper wrappers with black title to spine and front wrapper. Clean and bright. 35 pages. ITA/041119. Very Good.
Paris: Bibliotheque de la Pleiade, (1949). Hardcover. Flexible blue leather boards with gilt title and rules to spine. Clean aside from penned ownership signature to front endpaper. In white dust jacket with black and red title to spine and front panels. In original glassine cover. Minor wear to edges of jacket and glassine. Browning to glassine and a few chips to edges of glassine and jacket. 1569 pages. FRE/041019. Near Fine / Very Good.
New York: G. W. Dillingham Co., 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Very good in brown illustrated cloth covered boards with brown title to front board and to spine. Minor soiling to exterior, browning to spine, and bumping to spine ends and corners. Repair to front hinge. Ex libris with remnants of stamps to end pages and bottom of title page, though they have mostly been rubbed away and are barely noticeable. Minor yellowing to margins. Text is clean and bright. Illustrations throughout. 320 pages. Very Good.
New York: Frederick A Stokes Company, circa 1900. Hardcover. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Heavy chipping to head of spine and minor damp staining to front cover. Pen inscription crossed out on front free endpaper. Many color illustrations. Clean and bright. A nice collection of historical stories. 428 pages. CHILD/040219. Very Good.
Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1988. Paperback. Signed with best wishes from the author. Fine in black and white paper wrappers with orange title to front cover. Clean and bright with several illustrations. 67 pages. BALT/031819. Fine.
Port of Baltimore, 1983. Paperback. Includes history of the port, the port today (from the 1980s), cargo facilities, and services. Quarto. Grey paper wrappers with white title to spine and front cover. Clean and bright with color photographic illustrations. 80 pages. BALT/031819. Fine.
Baltimore: Calvert Text Book Company, 1927. Hardcover. A collection of biographies of successful Marylanders for the purpose of inspiring youth. A record of "the experiences which our successful men and women of Maryland have had in their progress along the road to success, and to quote the philosophies of life which their analyses of their own problems and their effective solutions of them have not only developed, but have also shown to be wise, practical and moal" (preface). Black flexible leatherette wrappers with embossed title to spine and front cover. Minor rubbing to boards. Red pan marking to front endpaper, else clean. 256 pages. MD/041019. Very Good.
Baltimore: Richardson and Bennett, 1871. Hardcover. SCARCE. A very attractive volume, despite being ex-library. Illustrated by Handann Brothers. Includes a history of the city by Brantz Mayer and over seventy biographical descriptions of notable Baltimorean men, each illustrated with an original photograph. Black full leather boards with gilt title, decoration, and raised bands to spine. Boards are bevelled with gilt borders and decoration. This book has been expertly rebacked with the original spine mounted on the new leather spine. White library call number to spine, partially removed. Library stamp to bottom of title page and last page of text with call numbers to copyright page. Minor bumping to corners and minor wear to edges of boards. Gilt dentelles, full gilt edges, and later marbled endpages. Later silk headbands. Interior is very clean overall, though there are a few spots of foxing to several pages. Archival repairs to gutters of a few pages. Old pencil inscription erased from front endpaper, dated 1871. Illustrations include original tissue guards. Tight binding. 562 pages. BALT/041619. Very Good.