London: A.H. Bullen, 1906. Hardcover. First edition. Inscribed by Housman: "To Kate Randall (Randell?) from half the authors. With all good wishes. Christmas 1906. LH." Bound in the original brown cloth. Gilt titling to spine. Bumped, rubbed, and darkening to the spine. Small tear at bottom of spine and white stain to rear cover edge. Interior pages nice with light aging to margins and offsetting to free endpapers. With black and white frontis illustration. Very good condition. Small octavo. 89 pages plus list of casts for 1904 and 1906 performances and one page of publisher's ads. DRAMA/042121. Very Good.
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London: E.T. Brain & Co., n.d. [c. 1852]. Hardcover. Second edition of this comprehensive compendium of medical and health information. In addition to covering everything from "abscess" to "zinc," the work includes an account of medicines in common use and a complete treatise on diet. Included are several full page plates illustrating various bone fractures, and the appearance of certain ailments such as dropsy, scrofula, and chicken pox. Bound in three quarter brown leather with marbled paper boards. Leather is scuffed, rubbed, and bumped. Paper covers are abraded, chipped, and worn. Spine labels with titling. Hinges are cracked but text blocks are holding tight. Scattered browning and spots throughout. Still a nice copy of this rather uncommon book. Measures 5 x 8.5 inches. 1079 pages [continuous pagination] plus errata, list of plates, and preface to second edition. MEDICINE/101821. very Good.
London: Whittaker & Co., 1835. Henry David Inglis, (1795–1835) who used the pseudonym Derwent Conway,was a Scottish travel writer and journalist. Under the name of Derwent Conway, Inglis published his first work, Tales of the Ardennes (1825), which was well received. There followed in quick succession Narrative of a Journey through Norway, part of Sweden, and the Islands and States of Denmark (1826), Solitary Walks through many Lands (1828), and A Tour through Switzerland and the South of France and the Pyrenees (1830 and 1831). Of his journeys through Spain and the Tyrol in 1830 and following years, he published accounts, Spain in 1830 appearing in 1831, and The Tyrol, with a Glance at Bavaria, in 1833 [Wikipedia]. This is a reprint of Inglis's book on Norway that first appeared in Constable's Miscellany and is the first to be published using his real name. Bound in dark blue leather with gilt rulings and gilt titling labels to spine. Scuffed and rubbed along joints and edges of covers. Interior pages are generally clean with occasional spotting. Fold out map of region is intact with some light browning and offsetting to facing page. A plate of Specimens of Norwegian Music is quite foxed and has offsetting to facing page. Book plate of Richard Shuttleworth Streatfield. Very good condition. 7.5 inches. 335 pages. TRAVEL/071421.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1988. Hardcover. A brief history of Hopkins University with a spotlight on several important doctors and contributors. Gift bookplate to front pastedown. Thin 4to. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Clean and bright. In white dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Housed in a blue cloth covered slipcase. Minor wear and rubbing to edges and panels of slipcase. 36 pages. BALT/042121. Fine / Fine.
London and Philadelphia: J.M. Dent and J.B. Lippincott, 1894. Hardcover. A charming set of British ballads. They range by those from anonymous composers and writers to those by such well known figures as Wordsworth, Scott, Keats, Browning, Kipling, and Swinburne. The ballads are accompanied by many delightful black and white illustrations and vignettes by Cooke. Bound in three quarter brown leather with marbled paper boards and endpapers. Leather is scuffed and worn. Spine labels missing from Volumes I and II. Scuffing to paper boards. Top edges gilt. Text pages are generally clean and bright with occasional light spotting. Very good condition. Measures 5 x 7.25 inches. Volume I: 254 pages: Volume II: 285 pages; Volume III: 290 pages; Volume IV: 311 pages. POET/102121. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates & Co., 1899. Hardcover. Beautifully bound in blue cloth with gilt titles and floral decoration to boards and spines of both volumes. MInor wear to edges of boards and spine ends. Occasional spots of soiling to margins, but clean and bright overall. Filled with photographic illustrations. An attractive set. 303 pages in Volume I. 318 pages in Volume II. TRA/102021. Very Good.
London: James Bowden, (1896). Hardcover. Number 322 of 500 copies signed and numbered by the author. A charming edition of this edition that the author describes as neither literature nor theology. He professes himself as having a faith that is real and concerning, and this work puts forward his views. Bound in cream cloth with a gilt version of the title page illustration by Nelly Erichsen. Spine sunned, bumping and some soiling but still very nice. Interior pages also very good with light aging to margins. Frontis portrait of Kernahan by Bertha Newcombe. Quarto. 70 pages. LIT/042721. Very Good.
Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1872. Hardcover. First edition of this engaging account by King of his experiences climbing and exploring in the Sierra Nevada [Howes K- 148]. Clarence Rivers King (1842 – 1901) was an American geologist, mountaineer and author. He was the first director of the United States Geological Survey from 1879 to 1881. He is well known for his organization of one of the principal post–Civil War geological surveys of the American West, the Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel. The fact that, at the age of 25, he was given complete command of a five-year mapping project from the Sierra Nevada across the Rocky Mountains attests to a remarkable personality. His survey volume, Systematic Geology, ranks as one of the great scientific works of the late nineteenth century. His popular classic, Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada, begins with a summary of the geological history of the Sierras and then recounts King’s experiences between 1864-1870 in the range, both as a member of the Whitney expedition and as a mountain climber. Highlights include his ascents of Mount Tyndall, Mount Shasta, and Mount Whitney; survey of Yosemite Valley; and field trips in the Merced Valley. King provides anecdotes of the mountains’ people and natural history along the way [Wikipedia, Geological Society]. Bound in publisher's brown beveled cloth covers with gilt titling to spine. Covers are bumped, with wear to spine edges and slight abrasion to rear cover. Hinges are quite tender and front free endpaper detached. Rear free endpaper partially torn along hinge. Interior pages are tight and clean. Small illegible signature on title page.Evidence of label removed from front pastedown, and a handwritten label in its place states: "This book belonged to Carl Schurz whose library I acquired September 5th 1924. Paul Steinbrecker." This is perhaps the Carl Schurz who was a senator and Secretary of the Interior in the nineteenth century. Despite flaws still very good. Small octavo. 292 pages. TRAVEL/083021. Very Good.
London: Savoy Press, 1900. Hardcover. First edition. Bound in contemporary dark blue cloth with red leather spine label. This was an elaborate advertising book for the Savoy hotel, with contributions by various authors, with color and black and white illustrations including reproductions of two prints by James McNeill Whistler. In near fine condition. Octavo. 104 pages. ENGH/042221. Near Fine.
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1856-1862. Hardcover. A handsome set of this extensive and interesting history of England from B.C. 56 until 1849. With numerous plates and text illustrations throughout. Charles Knight (1791 – 1873) was an English publisher, editor and author. He published and contributed to works such as The Penny Magazine, The Penny Cyclopaedia, and The English Cyclopaedia, and established the Local Government Chronicle. In addition to being the editor and author of Penny Magazine and Penny Cyclopedia, and other popular works, Knight wrote The Results of Machinery, Knowledge is Power, and The Popular History of England over eight volumes starting in 1856. In 1864 he withdrew from the business of publishing, but he continued to write nearly to the close of his long life, including an autobiography under the title Passages of a Working Life during Half a Century [Wikipedia]. In his introduction Knight writes that he was inspired to write this history by it being noted in the Times that there was no history of England other than that by David Hume. Knight continues saying that he had long desired to write this history and had collected many of the materials already. He believed that "the Englishman" should be familiar with the history of his country. Bound in three quarter red leather with marbled paper boards and endpapers. With raised spine bands and gilt titling and ornaments. Leather is lightly scuffed and rubbed but generally very good. Interior pages have some scattered foxing and smudging but are also very good. The text pages total almost 4200 pages, including indexes and miscellaneous tables. Octavo volumes. ENGHISTORY/071621. Very Good.
Berkeley: The Codex Foundation, 2019. One of 50 copies. The CODEX Foundation recently published WORDS on the Edge, a limited edition portfolio of poetry and lyric prose in broadside format. This portfolio, consisting of twenty-six poems and lyrical texts powerfully addressing themes of nature and its irresponsible destruction, is a part of an international artists' intervention—EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss that is sponsored by the CODEX Foundation as a commitment to art and the environment. It is a multimedia, multi-venue, cross-border art intervention that will investigate extractive industry in all of its forms, from mining and drilling to the reckless exploitation of water, soil, trees, marine life, and other natural resources. For this impressive project, twenty-six notable poets, artists, and writers were paired with an equal number of highly regarded letterpress printers from four countries to produce an editioned broadside/print especially for this portfolio. Poets and writers include Margaret Atwood, Wendell Berry, Peter Coyote, Jo Harjo, and Barry Lopez among many others. Printers include Peter Koch, Ninja Press, Taller Martin Perscador, Barbarian Press, Foolscap Press, and Midnight Paper Sales. The broadsides have all been signed by the writer and the printer. They of course vary greatly with the use of different papers, types, and illustrations and all display a beautiful mastery befitting the importance of the effort. The broadsides are housed in a handsome custom box. Size: Folio, about 19 x 12.5 inches. In fine condition. PRI/052720. Fine.
London: Stanley Paul & Co., (1911). Hardcover. Includes 36 illustrations in half-tone. Greyish blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt illustration to front board. Minor discoloration to edges of boards. Bumping to cloth on head of spine. The interior is clean and bright. 316 pages plus ads. AUST/102021. Very Good.
Ft. Lauderdale: Dorothy Krause, 2010. This is an intriguing unique artist's book from noted book artist Dorothy Krause. Krause is a painter, collage artist and printmaker who incorporates digital mixed media into her art. Her work is exhibited regularly in galleries and museums and featured in numerous current periodicals and books. In her artist's statement she says: "My work includes large scale mixed media pieces, artist books and book-like objects that bridge between these two forms. It embeds archetypal symbols and fragments of image and text in multiple layers of texture and meaning. It combines the humblest of materials, plaster, tar, wax and pigment, with the latest in technology to evoke the past and herald the future. My art-making is an integrated mode of inquiry that links concept and media in an ongoing dialogue – a visible means of exploring meaning." This unusual work beautifully demonstrates Krause's approach to creating artists' books. It is made from Katie MacGregor's lime green handmade paper over multiple layers of mat board in which dimensional objects, including brass stencils for numbers 1 through 7, unexposed glass negatives, padlocks and keys are embedded. It is housed in a vintage green silk dome lidded box embroidered with cream and dark green threads. It is lined with ivory silk, with a vintage linen napkin hemmed to the size of book and tied with tea-dyed trim that enables the book to be removed from box. Shakespeare's "Seven Stages of Man", rewritten for Woman, is printed digitally in olive green ink on a sheet of vegetable vellum paper and laid in the box below the book. In fine condition. Measures 9.75 x 5.875 x 2.25 inches, 7 pages. $3500. Fine.
Ft. Lauderdale: Dorothy Simpson Krause, 2010. This is an inventive unique artist’s book from noted book artist Dorothy Krause. Krause has altered a rebound 1907 paper covered composition book that contains written knitting instructions and business records and collaged it / overprinted it with various images from the first quarter of the 20th century. The supplemental items reference women’s rights issues and include a WRC ribbon from 1901, images of suffragettes, and a newspaper clipping about women in politics. Additional imagery of women from art history, religious iconography, advertising media, news articles, literature and politics, and original photographs is also included. Bits of ephemera relating to needlework, domestic life, and other “women’s work” have been added as well. An interesting juxtaposition between a seamstress’s business journal and the events and people of the time period that may have been of particular interest to an aspiring young woman. The original owner of the composition book was Mary B. Gibson of Gloucester, MA. It is housed in a custom black clamshell box that also contains a small collection of vintage knitting implements. The box is held closed by a wooden crochet hook. In fine condition. Measures 8.5 x 7 x .875 inches, 70 pages. Fine.
Ft. Lauderdale: Viewpoint Editions, 2009. Hardcover. This is number 20 of 100 copies in the limited edition. There is also a deluxe edition 6 and a softcover trade edition. Losing Ground is a plea for awareness of our role as stewards of the environment. In its content, Losing Ground is a plea for awareness of our role as stewards of the environment. In its production, it is an example of how exceptional artists books can be made by combining traditional processes and digital technology with a smaller open edition was made available on Blurb. Using images spanning more than a decade and text from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change it combines traditional processes and print-on-demand technology to share its important message. This book was one of 50 selected for the Guild of Book Workers Traveling Exhibitions, "Marking Time" (2010 - 11). Fine in black cloth boards with embossed copper title plate affixed to the cover. Includes tipped-in details and handwork on some pages. Printed on an HP Indigo Press 5500 by Acme Bookbinding on Mohawk Options 65 cover paper. Housed in a fine black cloth clamshell box with small copper decoration to edge. Unpaginated (41 pages). ARTB/051221. Fine in Fine Box.
New York: W.W. Norton and Co, 1985. Hardcover. A photo-documentary of China taken over 6 years of extensive travel across the country. Kubota was granted full access to the country for this project. With 186 full color photographs. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. In white dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket. Front hinge is a little loose. Clean and bright. 204 pages. CHI2/2132. Very Good / Very Good.
Parma, Italy: Alberto Pazzoni and Paolo Monti, 1696. Hardcover. Quite scarce. Annibale Leonardelli (1623-1702) was an Italian Jesuit priest and biblical commentator. He was the author of several works on religion and morals. Bound in contemporary vellum. Binding is soiled, bumped, and missing a piece along the bottom of the front cover, revealing the board underneath. Brown leather spine label with titling. Marbled endpapers missing front free endpaper. Half title page has tear along right edge. Text pages are browned and spotted, not affecting legibility. A good copy of an uncommon book. In Italian. Measures 3 x 5.75 inches. 480 pages including index. ITALLANG/073021. Good +.
London: J. Gray, 1731. Hardcover. Scarce First English edition. Originally published by Dutch Remonstrant theologian Philip Limborch (1633-1712) in 1692. The translator, Samuel Chandler, who was vehemently anti-Catholic, added the large introduction concerning the rise and progress of persecution and the real and pretended causes of it. Bound in later full brown leather by Tonwnsend Book Bindery in New Market , VA, with gilt titling to spine. Both volumes have sunning to spines, and Volume II is also sunned on the front cover where it was exposed to light by a shorter book. Light rubbing but otherwise very good. First several pages of Volume I are waterstained along bottom right edge. Several pages in rear are lightly waterstained on top edge. Both volumes have scattered foxing not affecting legibility. With library debossed stamp. There are eight engraved plates, four of which are fold-outs all in very good condition. They depict torture, habits of penitents, standards, and processions of prisoners. A very nice copy of this classic history of the inquisition. Small quarto. Volume I: 260 pages; Volume II: 319 pages. Very Good.
Columbus: Slavica Publishers, Inc., 1983. Paperback. This is a scholarly publication of a study of lyric folksong performance, conducted in 1966-8, in the region of Skoplje Polje. Octavo. In off-white paper wrappers with green title and author on front cover and on spine. Minor wear to covers. Interior pages are clean and bright, with many photographs and numerous song lyrics (with English translation) in text and appendix. Some musical scores in one appendix. MUS/042821. Very Good.
London: Richard Bentley, 1866. Hardcover. A detailed and comprehensive account by the author of his observations and findings while traveling in the Pacific Northwest. John Keast Lord (1818–1872) was an English veterinarian and traveller, known as a naturalist, journalist and author. When British Columbia was formed into a colony, after the gold discoveries on the Fraser River in western Canada in 1858, Lord was appointed naturalist to the commission which was sent out to run a boundary line along the 49th parallel north of latitude, separating the new colony from United States territory. He was for some time resident on Vancouver Island; the collection (mammals, birds, fishes, insects, and other) made by him went to the British Museum.His travels in northwest America and California were also reported in The naturalist in Vancouver Island and British Columbia, with interesting descriptions of animals and birds and a list of his zoological collections [ Dictionary of Canadian Biography]. The descriptions and narrative are interesting indeed. Lord writes of everything from skunks and their odor, the ogress legend, a horse fair, insect-catching birds, much about Indians, the octopus, taking a bath, the miners' ball, a tobacco substitute, and so much more. Lord had a colloquial and very readable style making this work still enjoyable today. In a once lovely full brown leather binding by Riviere and Son. Rubbed, scuffed, bumped, and worn, with spine of Volume I with a repaired tear and the front board of Volume II detached. Evidence of labels removed from front covers. Interior pages are brittle, and there are some tears and chipping, including to the title page of Volume II and its detached frontispiece. Frontis of Volume I is also detached and title page is missing. Despite this, the text is complete and quite legible. Date stamp "May 20 1909" on first page of each volume. Good minus condition. Octavos. Volume I: 358 pages; Volume II: 375 pages. TRAVEL/102121. Good.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908. Hardcover. A lovely little volume of French poetry that includes such writers as Baudelaire, Chateaubriand, Froissart, Gautier, Hugo, Moliere, Ronsard, Villon, and Verlaine. Bound in full dark red leather by the binder Morrell with raised bands, gilt titling, and gilt dentelles. Light wear to edges and joints. Rear hinge is cracked. Rear dentelles have chips. Offsetting on free endpapers from leather turn-ins. Call number faintly visible on spine and small accession number in ink on verso of title page. Remnant of signout slip on rear endpaper. Interior pages are clean and bright. Bookplates of Elsie Bogardus Murphy and John P. King. Still very good condition. Measures 4.25 x 6.75 inches. 492 pages. FRENCHL/101921. Very Good.
Paris: Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1684. Hardcover. Early edition of this work by Louis Maimbourg (1610 -1686). Maimbourg was a French Jesuit and historian. He entered the Society of Jesus at the age of sixteen, and after studying at Rome became a classical master in the Jesuit college at Rouen. He afterwards devoted himself to preaching, but with only moderate success. After having taken some part in minor controversies he threw himself with energy into the dispute which had arisen as to the Gallican liberties; for his Traité historique de l'établissement et des prérogatives de l'Eglise de Rome et de ses évêques (1682) he was by command of Innocent XI expelled from the Society, but rewarded by Louis XIV with a residence at the abbey of St Victor, Paris, and a pension. His numerous works include histories of Arianism, the iconoclast controversy, the Great Schism of 1054, Lutheranism, Anglicanism, Calvinism, and of the pontificates of Leo I and Gregory I. [Wikipedia} Bound in full light brown calf with gilt titling to spine. Frontispiece engraving. Interior pages have light aging along margins but are generally clean. Some cropping to upper margins where book sized to fit binding. Very good. Measures 3 x 5.5. inches. Housed in a brown cloth slipcase. 542 pages plus table des matieres. REL/041421. Very Good.
New York: Rizzoli, 1991. Hardcover. "This fully illustrated survey of Nash's works includes all of his known and attributed works. Michael Mansbridge's superb photographs of Nash's extant buildings are complemented by contemporary views and old photographs of demolished buildings, and by original sketches of designs never executed" (dust jacket). Quarto. Very good in maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean and bright with many photographic illustrations. In very good illustrated dust jacket with white spine panel title in maroon. Slight evidence of dampstaining to foot of jacket and minor wear to edges. 336 pages. ARCH/042321. Very Good / Very Good.
Antwerp. Hardcover. Two volumes only of a four volume set. Collection of sermons and homilies written in Latin by the Italian Joseph Mansi (Giuseppe), in the late sixteenth century. Bound in full brown leather with gilt ornaments to covers and spines. Covers are bumped, and worn, spines with six compartments faded, and joints and hinges cracked. Marbled endpapers. Interior pages generally nice with some creasing and browning. Folio volumes. Volume I: 875 pages plus unpaginated indexes; Volume II: 913 pages plus unpaginated indexes. REL/081621. Very Good.