New York: William W. Snowden, 1841-2. Hardcover. Includes twelve issues from May 1841 through April 1842. With over 13 steel engravings including fashion plates, a view of the capitol at Washington, and a view of Baltimore. Both volumes are bound together in three quarter dark brown leather over black cloth boards. Gilt title and decoration to spine. Wear to corners and edges of boards. Several chips to bookcloth on front cover. Interior is clean overall with occasional spots of foxing. The title page and table of contents for Volume 16 is bound in the front of the book, before Volume 15. The title page and table of contents for Volume 15 are not present. Volume 15 is 312 pages. Volume 16 is 326 pages. PER/010417. Very Good.
Norwood, NJ: [c. 1950s-60s]. Softcover. The wine list from the Moby Dick restaurant in Norwood, NJ. Not dated, but from the prices per bottle, $3.50-$8.50, it was several decades ago. Bound in black and gold leatherette with illustration of a whale attacking whaling boats on the front cover. List is three pages. Very good condition. EPHEM/113017. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Charles J. Peterson, 1868. Hardcover. Peterson's Magazine was a popular monthly periodical for women, conceived as a less expensive alternative to Godey's Lady's Book. Each issue included color and black and white fashion plates, patterns, recipes, poetry, stories, and occasionally music. All 12 issues for 1868 are bound here in three quarter black leather with brown leather covers. Chipping and bumping to leather spine and corners. Front hinge is split but text block is tight. Plates are somewhat soiled and a few show light damp stains but the color plates are still quite attractive and untorn. Good + condition. Volume 53: 472 pages plus table of contents; Volume 54: 481 pages + clock ad and contents. Good +.
New York: Robert K. Haas, no date. First Edition, First Printing. Softcover. 12mo. Complete set in slip case. Soft leatherette wrappers with embossed titles to front wrappers and spines of all volumes. Browning to end pages. Minor musty smell. Text is clean and bright. Minor rubbing to slip case. Psychology. PSYCH/102617. Very Good.
New York and London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1911). Hardcover. First Edition Thus. Includes 28 tipped in full color illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Bound in the original tan cloth with gilt title and decoration to spine and front cover. There is a three inch split to the book cloth along the top of the rear hinge and a few smaller splits further down; however, the board remains firmly attached. Browning to spine and discoloration / minor soiling to boards. Creasing and/or short closed tears to edges of several pages. Foxing throughout and occasional spots of soiling - mostly in margins. Offsetting to most pages facing illustrations. Gift inscription in pen to verso of frontispiece dated Christmas 1911. All pages remain bound; however, there are several internal splits. Decorative endpapers featuring an abstract peacock design. 250 pages. CHILD/122917. Very Good Minus.
New York: E. P. Dutton and Co. 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Small 4to. Very good in Very good- blue illustrated dust jacket. Dust jacket has been neatly laminated. two open tears to front panel as well as minor chipping and creasing to edges of dust jacket. Minor yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. 107 pages. ENGMON/011518. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
Coblenz: Karl Baedeker, n.d. (1867). Hardcover. Seventh edition of this travel guidebook for Switzerland and parts of Italy from the classic series of guidebooks published by Karl Baedeker for locations throughout Europe. This densely printed book offers copius information and recommendations for seemingly every spot in these countries. There are seven maps, seven city plans, and seven foldout panoramas. Except for one foldout with torn edges, the maps and foldouts are in very good condition. The interior pages are also very good with occasional spotting and browning to margins. Bound in red cloth with title in gilt to spine and cover. Spine has been reglued to text block and front joint is tender. Light soiling but still bright. In French. 4 x 6 inches. 421 pages including index. TRAVEL/120717.
New York: Hoeber Medical Division, Harper & Row, 1964. Hardcover. 8vo. Orange cloth covered boards with red and and black title to front board and black title to spine. Light soiling to front board and light bumping to spine ends and corners. Ex libris with stamp to front and rear free end page. Else is clean and bright. Illustrations throughout. Index, includes pages 897-1236. MED/102017. Very Good.
British Columbia, CA: Barbarian Press, 2017. Hardcover. One of 50 Regular copies from an edition of 110 copies with 60 Deluxe copies. This is the 46th book from this esteemed Canadian private press. They write about this charming book: The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries positively revelled in music. The sudden development of new instruments and styles of musical composition in the early renaissance had arguably created a profound a shift from the music of the mediaeval period.The period from 1550 through Shakespeare’s life and on into the seventeenth century saw hundreds of composers producing songs, lute music, consort music, dance music, and polyphonic choral music. The first stirrings of what eventually became the orchestra are discernible in the wide range of instruments—viols, rebecs, hurdy-gurdies, lutes, guitars, citterns, trumpets, cornetts, sackbuts, serpents, recorders, flutes —which were used in multiple combinations. Shakespeare’s theatre assumed music to be a natural part of almost any performance. Roughly two thirds of his thirty-eight plays include song texts, and many of those have become established in the canon of lyric poetry in English in their own right. The Elizabethan stage moreover included what was called a ‘minstrels’ gallery’ above the stage, and we know that music was played at dramatic points during performances to create moods or enhance special effects. The texts in the book are in the original spellings of the First Folio or Quarto texts, and there are notes about the poems and a glossary of particularly obscure words. The book is illustrated with many wood engravings by John Lawrence. They include tiny thumbnail engravings as well as rich full-page b&w illustrations. Printed on Zerkell Smooth White Paper in Poliphilus and Blado types. Quarter bound with a red silk spine and printed paper label. With cream paper covered boards with sprightly small flowers decorating the front cover. Errata slip tipped in rear. In fine condition. 5.5 x 7 inches. Unpaginated. PRI/100417. Fine.
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Novel about the life of Robert Burns Very good in very good illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor chipping and creasing to edges of dust jacket as well as minor soiling to rear panel and minor browning and creasing to spine panel. Crack to rear interior hinge though binding remains tight. Else is clean and bright. 671 pages. POET/010418. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, (1966). First American Edition. Hardcover. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 8vo. Near fine in grey cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated. Light blue price clipped dust jacket with orange title to front panel and black title to spine panel. Minor wear to dust jacket includes rubbing, creasing and one small closed tear to top edge of front panel. Index, 462 pages. ENGMON/011018. Near Fine / Very Good.
Hong Kong, Koln, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, Tokyo: Taschen, (2008). Hardcover. Oblong 4to. Black cloth backed blue leatherette covered boards with black cloth corners. Blue title to front board and to spine. A few barely noticeable small spots of soiling to front board. One very small nick to top edge of rear board.Two small pen marks to bottom edge of text block. Slight rolling to spine. Lacks DVD but film strip is present. Two creases to front free end page and to DVD page. One half of the DVD pocket has lifted from the page. Minor crack to binding between first and second signatures but binding still remains tight. Else is clean and bright. 592 pages. This is a very large and heavy book and may require extra shipping charges. FILM/113017. Very Good.
Sussex and New Jersey: The Harvester Press and Barnes & Noble Books, (1985). First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Fine in grey paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior. Fine light blue dust jacket with white and black title to front and spine panels. Index, 228 pages. ENGHIS/010418. Fine / Fine.
New York, Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, (1990). Hardcover. Very good in light blue leatherette backed boards with blue paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends. Minor musty smell to interior. Else is clean and bright. White illustrated dust jacket with blue title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket. Index, 207 pages. LIT/112217. Very Good / Very Good.
Cambridge: University Press, 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 16mo. Pink illustrated cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Fading to spine. Minor rolling to spine. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Index, 172 pages. NAT/101617. Very Good.
New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc. (1957). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE EDITOR. 8vo. Light green cloth covered boards with white title to spine. Wear to exterior includes minor edgewear, a few light spots of soiling, and minor fading to spine. Inscription from editor to front free end page as well as an inscription from someone else. Minor browning and foxing to end pages and paste downs. Else is clean and bright with four pages of illustrations. Index, 309 pages. ENGHIS/010418. Very Good.
Munich: Bremer Presse, 1929. Hardcover. Number 237 of 250 copies printed in Germany for Random House. An additional 280 copies were printed for Bremer Presse subscribers. This handsome book provides an excellent example of the fine printing done at the Bremer Presse. The press produced books from 1911 to 1934, with a break during World War I. Stylistically influenced by the English Doves Press, the press was a strong influence on German book art. Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay, "Nature" was written in 1836. In the essay Emerson put forth the foundation of transcendentalism, a belief system that espouses a nontraditional appreciation of nature. Transcendentalism suggests that the divine, or God, suffuses nature, and suggests that reality can be understood by studying nature. Bound in grey, white, and red decorated paper boards with cream vellum spine. Top edge gilt, with deckled fore-edge and bottom edge. Gilt author and title to spine. Letterpress printed on Zanders handmade paper in black and red, with red title and initials designed by Anna Simons. Book in near fine condition with gift inscription on front free endpaper: "To Mona, in the way of German propaganda, devotedly, Rudy New York - Christmas - 1929." With the scarce red paper dust jacket, very good with small repaired tear on bottom edge. Housed in the also scarce red slipcase. One inch piece torn away from the top of spine, nicks at bottom of spine, some rubbing. 86 pages. PI/112017. Near Fine.
Chatto and Windus, 1909. Special edition, of which this is number 24 of 260 copies. Includes ten full color pasted down illustrations with captioned tissue guards. English artist Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale (1872 - 1945) studied at the Royal Academy and painted in a style similiar to John William Waterhouse. She is best known for her illustrations of Tennyson's 'Idylls of the King.' Very good in full vellum boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Gilt illustration of an angel on the front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards and minor rubbing to boards and spine. Boards are slightly warped as is common with vellum. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Occasional spots of foxing throughout, heaviest on early and late pages, but clean overall. 246 pages. POE/010218.
London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co., Ltd. n.d. Hardcover. A nice reprint of this charming edition of Browning's famous poem. There are color illustrations throughout by Greenaway that capture the spirit of the poetry. Bound in green pictorial paper boards with yellow titled linen spine label. A few small nicks to paper boards but very good. Small brown stain along top and bottom of front pastedown and rear free endpaper. Ink ownership signature on free front endpaper. Very good condition. 8 x 10 inches. 48 pages. CHlL/011518. Very Good.
New York: R. Worthington, (1885). Hardcover. Franklin Illustrated Edition. 8vo. Maroon cloth covered boards with black illustrations to front board and spine. Maroon and gilt title to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Minor rubbing to rear board. Previous owner's name and date written to front paste down. Moderate foxing to frontispiece, title page, and first page of table of contents. Minor foxing to margins of several pages throughout. Browning to pages though text remains clean and bright. 452 pages. Frontier histour. FRONT/101617. Very Good.
New York: Milestone Book, 1959. Hardcover. First Edition. Scarce. "'Search for Accord' presents the dilemma of two spiritually mated human beings of different colored skins in an inimical milieu. Candor and forthrightness distinguish the handling of this delicate and often difficult theme. Miss Burke has written with compassion and remarkable sensibility and bravely holds up the mirror to Nature. 'Search for Accord' is far from a sensational piece of fiction; it is sober, serious and beautiful, and lays bare the riddled hearts of two sensitive people in search of love and self-fulfillment" (rear flap of dust jacket). Bound in reddish brown cloth boards with silver title to spine. Clean and bright. In brown and cream dust jacket with photographic image of the author wrapping around the spine panel. Titled in cream on the spine panel of the jacket and in brown on the front panel. Several tears and chips to edges and hinges of jacket. Minor soiling to jacket panels. 277 pages. LIT/122917. Very Good / Very Good.
London: Vernor, Hood, Sharpe et al, 1811. Hardcover. A beautiful copy of Butler's famous satirical poem, originally published in 1644. Bound in red leather with gilt decorations to both covers. Five compartments to spine with gilt ornaments and title and author. Slight bumping to corners and spine ends but very nice. Interior with gilt dentelles and marbled endpapers, occasional light foxing. In very good condition. Small octavo. 386 pages including index. POE/120317. Very Good.