New York: Hendricks House, Farrar and Straus, 1949. Hardcover. Part of a larger set of Melville works. The story of Pierre is complete in this volume. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Browning to endpapers and light browning to margins. Occasional pencil markings, but clean overall. 514 pages. LIT/041619. Very Good.
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Paris: Bibliotheque de la Pleiade, 1962. Hardcover. Ex-library with stamps to first and last few pages. Flexible green leather boards with gilt title and rules to spine. Minor wear to edges, spine ends and corners. Rubbing to leather on boards. Clean and bright aside from library stamps. Tear to rear free 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. Library sticker to spine of jacket has been removed. 843 pages. FRE/041019. Very Good / Very Good.
Cambridge: Tidewater Publishers, 1960. Hardcover. First Edition. "In this tale of the Delmarva Peninsula in its "Dark Ages," Lucretia "Patty" Cannon emerges as a woman who could not only beat most men at hand wrestling, but also as a woman who was all "woman" and could bring sensual desires to men of good breeding as well as her outlaw compatriots" (jacket). Maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Light soiling to front hinge. Spot of soiling to fore edge and occasional light spots of soiling to interior, but clean overall. In white dust jacket with red title to spine and front panels. Staining / soiling to panels of jacket and minor wear to edges. 317 pages. LIT/040919. Very Good / Very Good.
Paris: Bibliotheque de la Pleiade, (1952). Hardcover. Flexible green leather boards with gilt title and rules to spine. Minor wear and chipping to edges of boards and spine ends. Both hinges on volume one are starting to split; however, binding remains secure. Rubbing to all hinges. Clean. 1478 pages; 1654 pages. FRE/041019. Near Fine.
Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co, 1899. Hardcover. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt emblem to front board. Gift inscription from Nina and Julia Miel (presumably relations of the author) to front endpaper. Prayer written beneath in pen. Foxing to first few pages including frontispiece, else clean. 190 pages. REL/031819. Very Good.
Paris and New York: Boussod, Valadon, and Co., David Bendann (Baltimore), 1894. 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 1894" to spine. Dampstaining to edge of front board, minor soiling to boards, and several scratches to rear board. Heavy wear to corners and edges of boards. Linen hinge tape to interior hinges. Endpapers are chipped along edges. Browning to first page. A few minor speckles of foxing to most pages; otherwise, the interior is clean. 102 pages plus plates. This is a heavy, folio sized volume and it may require an extra shipping fee. ART/032619. Very Good.
Trieste: Edizioni dello Zibaldone, 1958. Paperback. Number 72 of 100 copies. Grey paper wrappers with purple title to front panel. Browning to spine and to edges of wrappers. Short closed tear to top of front hinge and small spot of soiling. Clean interior. 95 pages. ITA/041119. Very Good.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in very good- yellow and black illustrated dust jacket. Large chip to head of spine panel of dust jacket. Browning to inside flaps of dust jacket and to front and rear paste downs and free end papers. Ex libris with stamps to paste downs and end papers and top and bottom edges of text block. Previous owner's name to front frr end paper. No other library markings. Minor musty smell. Else is clean and bright. 242 pages. LIT/041219. Very Good / Very Good.
New York and Boston: Oliver S. Felt, Crosby and Nichols, No Date. Hardcover. No date, circa 1870. Thick 8vo. Beautifully bound in full brown leather covered boards with gilt title and brown decorative embossing to boards and spine. Minor rubbing to boards and and bumping to corners and spine ends. Full gilt edges to text block. Inner gilt dentelles and beautiful marbled paste downs and end papers. First signature is a bit loose but binding is otherwise tight. Minor browning throughout though text remains bright. Beautiful illustrations throughout. Index, 776 pages. POE/040519. Very Good.
New York: Basic Books, 2018. Hardcover. "Using previously unpublished veteran interviews, historian George Morton-Jack retraces the Indian soldiers' footsteps across the continents, vividly recounting their dangerous missions as secret agents, their eye-opening discoveries of foreign cultures, and the mixed reactions they received from their allies and enemies alike ... all as racial inferiors and a threat to white supremacy" (jacket). Blue paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor bumping to corners, else fine. In illustrated jacket with gold spine panel titled in white. Publicity slip laid in. 582 pages. WWI/032019. Very Good / Very Good.
Honolulu, HI: Tongg Publishing Company, 1944. Hardcover. Turquoise cloth spine over illustrated paper covered boards with black title to spine. Minor wear and browning to edges of boards and corners. Minor toning to margins, else clean. Illustrated in color. 189 pages. NAT/031819. Very Good.
Paris: Bibliotheque de la Pleiade, circa 1950. Hardcover. Flexible green leather boards with gilt title and rules to spine. Wear and chipping to edges of boards, corners, and spine ends. The leather on both hinges has split and spine is coming loose; however, binding remains secure. Clean interior. 1102 pages. FRE/041019. Near Fine.
Paris: Bibliotheque de la Pleiade, circa 1950. Hardcover. Flexible green leather boards with gilt title and rules to spine. Wear and chipping to edges of boards, corners, and spine ends. The leather on both hinges has split; however, binding remains secure. Spine piece has been pasted down to binding. Clean interior. 894 pages. FRE/041019. Near Fine.
Open Rhapsody, 2015. Hardcover. Quaro. White paper covered boards with black title to spine and embossed title to front cover. Light rubbing to boards. Minor wear to corners and edges. Clean interior with many photographs. 133 pages. PHOTO/040919. Near Fine.
Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, (1961). First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. A Book of the Month Club selection.Very good in very good brown dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Minor browning to the spine panel and minor edgewear to dust jacket. Minor foxing to end pages and minor musty smell throughout. Text is clean and bright. 460 pages. LIT/041019. Very Good / Very Good.
Model and Allied Publications ARGUS BOOKS LIMITED, 1977. Hardcover. A facsimilie reprint of the 1890 edition. Grey cloth boards with vertical gilt title to spine. Minor wear / short closed tear to spine ends. Rubbing and some soiling to boards. Minor foxing and occasional spots of soiling to some pages. Minor browning to margins. Previous owner sticker to front endpaper. 306 pages plus 99 plates. MAR/040919. Very Good.
Trieste: Societa di Minerva, 1960. Paperback. Off-white side-stapled paper wrappers with dark blue title to front cover. Frontispiece illustration. Clean. 16 pages. ITA/041219. Very Good.
Milan: SugarCo Edizioni, 1988. Paperback. White paper wrappers with black title to spine and front panel. Rubbing to wrappers and minor wear to edges. Crease to spine. Clean. 367 pages. ITA/041119. Very Good.
Edizioni dello Zibaldone Trieste, 1955. Paperback. Number 72 of 100 copies. Light green paper wrappers with dark green title to spine. "14 / Perlini" to spine in dark green. Browning to spine and edges of wrappers. Rolled spine. Chipping to spine ends and edges of wrappers. Browning to margins, else clean. 140 pages. ITA/041119. Very Good.
Trieste: Stabilimento Tipografico Naxionale, 1964. Paperback. 307 Narrazioni popolari con illustrazioni del pittore Renzo Kollmann. Orange paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in black. Creasing to spine and minor wear to edges of wrappers. Browning to margins. 210 pages. ITA/041119. Very Good.
New York and London: Putnam's The Knickerbocker Press, (1902). Hardcover. Number 95 of 150 copies of The Collector's Eldorado Editions with each volume signed and numbered by the publisher. Canadian artist and illustrator Frederick Simpson Coburn (1871 - 1960) illustrated many works for Putnam's as well as for various American magazines. He is best known for his paintings of winter landscapes of Quebec featuring horse drawn sleighs. A beautiful set bound in three quarter dark blue morocco over blue cloth boards with gilt titles and Art Nouveau style floral decoration to spines. Browning to spines of all volumes. Minor wear to edges and corners of boards. Minor soiling to boards. Clean, bright interiors with occasional smudge marks to margins. Includes full page illustrations by Frederick Simpson Coburn with captioned tissue guards, as well as occasional in text vignettes and initials. Previous owner's name in pen to bottom of printed bookplate, dated 1904, in all volumes. Marbled endpapers and top edges gilt. This set may require an additional shipping fee. LIT/041719. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Gebbie and Co, no date, circa 1900. Hardcover. Includes 50 full page photogravures printed on heavy paper stock featuring work by Albert Baur, Carl Becker, Charles Hermans, Karl Hoff, Cuno von Bodenhausen, Wilhelm von Kaulbach, Ludwig Knaus, and more. Ex-library, bound in tan cloth spine over red paper covered boards. The red paper appears to be covering the original boards. Call number in pen and library sticker to spine, but no titling. Heavy wear and chipping to corners of boards. Long tape repairs to title page and to edges of several pages of text; however, the 50 plates do not have tears. Chipping to edges of first few pages. Tissue guards have been removed so plates have rubbed and offset on facing pages of text. Occasional spots of soiling and smudge marks. Light sunning to edges of all pages. Pages remain bound, but there are several large splits / cracks to interior. Library pocket to rear and library markings to verso of title page. 98 pages plus plates. A heavy, elephant folio sized volume, this book may require an extra shipping fee. ART/040219. Very Good.
Paris: Rene Julliard, 1960. Paperback. Pen inscription dated 1960 to half title page, possibly from the author, but signed simply "JF." Beige paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. In original glassine cover. Browning to spine and edges with light soiling to covers. Clean overall with browning to a few pages. Laid in newspaper clipping with review of this book. 244 pages. FRE/041019. Very Good.
Buffalo, NY: Illuminati, 1980. Paperback. Orange paper wrappers with brown title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges. Spot of soiling to front cover and to first few pages. Some text in English, but most in Italian. 139 pages. ITA/0410119. Very Good.
Buffalo, NY: Illuminati, 1980. Paperback. Special issue: Medieval and Renaissance Theater and Spectacle. Orange paper wrappers with brown title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges. Penned brackets to margins on a few pages. Some text in English, but most in Italian. Pages 275 - 495. ITA/041019. Very Good.