Derby: Henry Mozley and Sons, 1840. Hardcover. Fourth Edition. A cute edition of this poetry collection. Bound in full black leather boards with gilt title to spine and embossed devices. Several scuff marks to boards and minor wear to edges. Gift inscription in pen dated 1907 to front endpaper. Notation in red crayon to verso of errata slip. Occasional spots of soiling to interior and creasing to some pages, but clean overall. 243 pages plus index. Size: 5.5 x 3.75 inches. POE/013118. Very Good.
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New York: Xavier Moreau Inc, 1984. Hardcover. First Edition. Grey cloth boards with silver title to spine and front cover. Filled with black and white and full color photographic illustrations. In black illustrated dust jacket with grey and red title to spine and front panels. Wear to edges of jacket and rubbing / scuffing to panels. 181 pages. PHOTO/121218. Fine / Very Good.
New York: The American News Company, 1879. Hardcover. Includes 25 colored art plates and 800 engravings. A memento from the first World's Fair in the U.S., which was attended by nearly 10 million visitors. Thirty-seven countries participated in this historic event. Elephant folio bound in three quarter tan leather over black pebbled cloth boards. Gilt title to spine and front cover. This impressive volume has been expertly restored and rebacked using all of the original materials. Minor wear and rubbing to boards, edges, and corners. A few chips to leather and book cloth. A few small dampstains to book cloth. Clean and bright interior with vibrant chromo-lithographic illustrations. Occasional smudge marks to margins. 395 pages. AME/122018. Very Good.
England and Delaware: Private Libraries Association and Oak Knoll Press, 2016. Hardcover. The first detailed account of the work of this prolific and imaginative Pre-Raphaelite illustrator of the nineteenth century. Hughes is particularly remembered for his illustrations for books for children [dust jacket]. Includes appendices with a checklist of the books and periodicals, a supporting bibliography, and extensive notes. With almost 200 b&w illustrations. Bound in dark blue cloth with title in gilt to spine. With a blue pictorial dust jacket with title in black to spine and front cover. In near fine condition 7.25 x 11 inches. 325 pages. PRERAPH/010319. Near Fine.
Baltimore: Friends of Maryland's Olmsted Parks and Landscapes, 1987. Paperback. Reprint of 1904 edition. Octavo. Black and white illustrated paper wrappers with green title to spine and front cover. Clean overall with a few spots of foxing last pages. Light wear to edges of wrappers. 120 pages with 3 maps in pocket to rear. BALT/021519. Very Good.
Baltimore: Loyola University, 2010. Hardcover. "The first book to chronicle and celebrate the rich jazz history of Baltimore" (jacket). Grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean and bright. In light blue dust jacket with black title to spine panel. 409 pages. BALT/122618. Fine / Fine.
Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1903. Hardcover. Green cloth boards with faded white title to spine and front cover. Minor brown spots to foot of spine. Illustration in white, black, red, and green to front cover with title. Pen inscription dated 1903 to front free endpaper. Clean interior. 146 pages. CHILD/122018. Very Good.
Annapolis: Maryland Historical & Cultural Publications, Friends of the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, (1990). Paperback. 8v0. Very good in pale yellow and green illustrated side stapled paper wrappers with green title to front wrapper. Minor fading to spine. Pristine interior. MD/020619. Very Good.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1935). Hardcover. 4to. Includes chapters on typefaces, printing history, papermaking, bookbinding, libraries, illustration, music printing, and more. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Dampstaining to both boards but not to interior. Foxing to interior, mostly on early and late pages - but clean and bright overall. Includes many full page illustrations with multiple tipped in color illustrations and facsimilie title pages to rear. In red dust jacket with black title to spine and front panel. Minor wear to edges of jacket, a few small spots of dampstaining to panels of jacket, and rubbing to jacket. 182 pages plus plates. BOB/121518. Very good minus / Very Good.
Edinburgh: A. Kincaid and W. Creech and J. Balfour, 1773. Hardcover. Volumes 19, 20, and 21. Only three volumes from the larger British Poets series; however, this is the complete works of Alexander Pope. All volumes are bound in matching full tan leather with red and green title and author labels to spines. Gilt decoration to spines and gilt rules to edges of boards. Slight bowing to boards of some volumes. Minor chipping to leather on spines and minor wear to edges of boards. Minor rubbing to boards and small dampstain to front corner of third volume. Browning to margins of early and late page of all volumes (due to offsetting from leather turn-ins). Antiquated previous ownership signature to front endpapers. An attractive set despite the noted wear. Size: about 6 x 3.5 inches. This set may require an extra shipping fee. POE/013118. Very Good.
London: Printed by W. Bowyer for Bernard Lintot, 1717. Hardcover. Alexander Pope (1688-1744) was a major 18th century English poet most famous for his satirical verse, including "The Rape of the Lock," "Essay on Criticism," and "Dunciad." This collection, precociously published when he was just 29, helped to secure his fame. This copy has an interesting provenance, having first belonged to the famed American poet and editor William Cullen Bryant and then the noted collector Walker Thomas Wallace of New Jersey. Mr. Wallace's important collection of books, including this volume, was sold at auction in March 1920. The auction record states: "First edition. The famous 'Eloisa to Abelard,' and 'Verses to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady' appear here for the first time. This was William Cullen Bryant's copy and of peculiar associate interest evidently much read and appreciated by him, who has on the half title inscribed in his own hand "from the Rev'd William Ware to Wm. C. Bryant 1836," and again on the fly-leaf the name of his wife "Frances F. Bryant 1836.' After the imprint he has noted, 'Pope's 29th year,' and in numerous places underscored passages, notably in the Preface, a paragraph on 'Reputation' and further on regarding 'ill-will.' He again notes on the title of the 'Temple of Fame,' written in the year 1711 - 'When Pope was 22 years old."' There are pencil notes written and initialed by Wallace on the free endpaper with text from the auction record and adding that he compared the writing with "numerous specimens from my library." Bound in contemporary leather, which the 1920 auction record describes as broken and rubbed. In fact, the front and rear boards are detached and the leather is quite worn. Interior pages have aging and spotting throughout. The frontis fold-out engraved portrait of Pope is in very good condition with a light tear, some chipping along margin, and some creasing to corners. Bookplates of Walker Thomas Wallace and Franklin Johnston affixed to front pastedown. A desirable copy of this collection of Pope's works despite its flaws with its noted important associations. 408 pages. POET/021419. Good +.
New York: Charles L. Woodward, 1888. Hardcover. Originally printed in 1792, this edition was printed in 1888 with an index added. John Pope (1754 - 1795) was an American soldier in the American Revolution who traveled and explored the U.S. during frontier times. He wrote about his travels in this book, which is still valued by historians as it gives a first hand view of these largely unsettled territories in the early history of the United States. An attractive volume bound in three quarter black leather over green and blue marbled paper covered boards. Gilt title, decoration, and raised bands to spine. Wear and rubbing to hinges, edges of boards, and corners. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown. Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. Clean interior. 104 pages plus index. AMER/022019. Very Good.
London: Methuen & Co, (1912). Hardcover. Scarce. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with embosed title to front board and gilt title to spine. Minor fading to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Interior hinges starting but remain tight. Browning to end pages. Else is clean and bright with tables throughout. English History. ENGHIS/012119. Very Good.
London: William Rider & Son, 1899. Hard Cover. First Edition. Inscribed by the author "L. Gesner from J.C.P." on the front free endpaper. Bookplate of Herbert Mortimer adn Louise Cheney Gesner to front pastedown. In original cream paper covered boards with an elaborate gilt design by Gleeson White. The spine is browned and worn. Minor wear and browning to edges of boards, hinges, and corners. Interior pages have some aging to edges, an occasional pencil mark, and a pencil comment regarding one poem. 123 pages. Very good condition. POE/122018. Very Good.
London: Alexander P. Watt, 1893. Hardcover. Limited to 750 copies of which 250 copies are being sold in America. This is copy 490. Brown cloth spines over lighter brown cloth covered boards. Minor wear to spine ends, corners, and edges of boards. Minor scuffing / wear to boards. Foxing to early and late pages of both volumes. Minor browning to margins. Pen inscription to endpapers. 613 pages in Volume I; 621 pages in Volume II. LIT/021919. Very Good.
Milano: Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri, 1983. Paperback. Text in Italian. Thin quarto. Grey paper wrappers with black title to spine. Minor creasing to corners and minor rubbing to panels, else clean. 61 pages. PHOTO/ 121218. Very Good.
Port Republic, MD: For the Calvert County Historical Society by Porpoise Press, (1982). Paperback. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Very good in beige side stapled paper wrappers with black title and illustration to front wrapper. Minor soiling to wrappers. Small writing to two corners of front wrapper. Interior is clean and bright. Author's signature to verso of front free end page. Index, 54 pages. MD/021319. Very Good.
Vienna, MD: Nanticoke Books, 1997. First Edition. Paperback. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Pink and black illustrated wrappers with white title to front wrapper and to spine. Minor fading to spine. Minor bubbling to clear plastic laminate at edges. Previous owner's writting to the inside of the front cover. Author's inscription to title page. Else is clean and bright. 177 pages. MD/021419. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Leary, Stuart Co., 1927. Hardcover. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged with a German Translation. Maroon cloth boards with white paper title label to spine. Minor wear, scuffing, and rubbing to edges of boards, edges of label, and boards. Slight browning to margins and occasional finger smudges, but clean and bright overall. Bookplate to front pastedown. Text in English and in German. 495 pages. STA/011719. Very Good.
New York: Universe Publishing, circa 2000. Hardcover. "This extraordinary book offers a complete New York experience, from Broadway to Central Park, from skyscrapers to below the streets. Created by New York City 100, the nonprofit group founded during New York City's centennial year to celebrate the city's rich heritage, this commemorative book brings together miniature facsimiles, historic resources, artistic inspiration, and literary insight to depict the world's greatest metropolis" (back cover). Includes 19 pop-ups (most still functional), a postcard collection, miniature front pages of newpapers, and more. A cute book. Bound in glossy paper covered boards with yellow spine panel titled in black and color illustration to front cover. Clean and bright. Unpaginated. CHILD/122818. Very Good.
Baltimore: Bodine & Associates, 1974. First Edition. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION. SCARCE. 8vo. Off white, red, and green illustrated cloth covered boards with black title to the front board and to the spine. Soiling to exterior and to edge of text block. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 93 pages. BALT/012319. Very Good.
Randallstown: I.C.Y. Publishing Co, 1984. Paperback. 4to. "A wealth of Baltimore memories are waiting inside these covers to warm your heart and rekindle the flame of yesterday" (rear cover). White paper wrappers with black title to spine and front panels. Browning to title page but clean otherwise. 191 pages. BALT/011819. Very Good.
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1983. Hardcover. In addition to a history of this small Methodist men's college, this book provides details about the student demography, collegiate finances, attrition rate of students, faculty wages, and more. Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor foxing to fore-edge of textblock, else clean. In black dust jacket with yellow title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket. 480 pages. EDU/011719. Very Good / Very Good.
Lucknow: Methodist Publishing House, 1889. Hardcover. Includes both lyrics and musical scores for 118 songs. Mustard yellow cloth boards with black title to front cover. Brown endpapers with gift inscription in pencil. Bumping to corners and wear to edges of boards. Minor soiling to boards. One inch split to cloth along rear hinge and wear / chipping to cloth on spine ends. Minor browning to pages. Song lyrics are all in Hindu; Introductory text explaning difficulties encountered during compilation and a brief background on Hindu music, tunes, fitting tunes to words, Urdu Tunes, Pronunciation, and more are all in English. 176 pages. IND/011719. Very Good.
New York: The Literary Guild of America, 1929. Hardcover. Includes chapters on Voodoo Rites, Black Sorcery, and more. Yellow cloth boards with black title to spine. Black illustration of a man wearing a hat to front cover. Light soiling / staining / foxing to covers and spine, but clean overall. Pencil ownership marking to front endpaper. Minor foxing to endpapers and to margins of some interior pages. Includes 20 haunting illustrations by King and several photographs by the author. 336 pages. OCC/122018. Very Good.