Mobile, AL: The Friends of the Spring Hill College Library, 1993. Hardcover. Signed and inscribed by the editor, dated 1995. Spring Hill College is a private, Jesuit, liberal arts school in Alabama. It was one of the first colleges to desegregate in the South. Later inscription to bottom of title page indicating that the book was once donated to the Archives of the Society of St. Joseph. Bound in deep purple leatherette boards with gilt title to spine and front board. A notecard with an illustration of the school has been taped on the front free endpaper. A seven page pamphlet including a brief history and a map of the college has been taped on the rear free endpaper. 154 pages. EDU/071520. Very Good / Very Good.
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London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1878. Hardcover. First Edition. Lady Anna Brassey (1839 - 1887) recorded several of the celebrated voyages that she and her family made together around the world on their yacht, “The Sunbeam.” This was the first of the several volumes she published about their travels. It was a huge bestseller, running into many editions and translations. It provides a lively and detailed account of their journey around the world in 1876-77. In addition to vividly describing their journey, the book describes life aboard her yacht, which carried over forty people, including the family, the crew, friends, and a complete domestic staff. An uncommon book to find in the original cloth, it is bound in dark grey cloth with gilt title and author to spine and front cover, and gilt illustrations to front and back. Cloth is chipped and faded but still quite attractive. Some soiling to preliminary pages and tear to front map but otherwise in very good condition. With two fold-outs and 118 wood engraved illustrations after drawings by the Hon. A.Y. Bingham. With ownership signature of George R. Clayton. 504 pages. TRA/081715. Very Good.
London: The Institute of Economic Affairs Limited, 1965. Paperback. 8vo. Side stapled yellow and white illustrated paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Exterior shows minor wear including creasing and rubbing. Interior is clean and bright and includes ephemera. 64 pages. Science. SCI/092507. Very Good + in Wraps.
Brooklyn, NY: The Albertype Co, 1902. Hardcover. Stab bound with cord in oblong maroon cloth boards with silver title to front cover. Binding remains secure; however, the cloth covered the spine is no longer present. Minor wear and rubbing to edges of boards. Includes photographic illustrations of faculty, football team of 03, academic buildings, special events, and more. Minor browning to edges of pages, but clean and bright overall. Size: 7.25 x 5.25 inches. EDU/122018. Very Good.
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1996. Softcover. A fascinating examination of what a doll is in African culture - both as a toy and a cultural and artistic object - with comparisons to the meaning of dolls in Western culture. With study of dolls by region/country. Color and b&w photographs throughout. Black softcover with pictorial covers showing a range of doll types. Light crease to front cover but very good plus. 8.5 x 11 inches. 124 pages. African Art. ART/010417. Very Good+.
Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, (1996). Paperback. 4to. Near fine in black illustrated glossy paper wrappers with orange title to front wrapper and to spine. Minor fading to spine. Pristine interior with full color photographic illustrations throughout. 124 pages. African Art. AFRART/112019. Fine.
Separat-Abdruck Aus Carl's Repertorium Fur Experimental-Physik. XVI. Band. 1880. Paperback. In Wraps. Good Plus/No Jacket. 8vo. In original wrappers; browned and lightly chipped at edges and spine. Wrapper is almost detached from pages inside. Interior is lightly browned but text bright. In German; 2 pp. SCI/021104. Good +.
New York: Frederick A Stokes Company. Hardcover. Very good. No dust jacket. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Fading to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Front pastdown is a map. Inscription to front free end page dated 1925. Light foxing throughout though text remains bright and clear. Photographic illustrations throughout including frontis of Algiers. Index, 262 pages. Africa. AFR/6182. Very Good.
London: Luzac Oriental, (1995). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Green paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Slight bumping to spine ends and corners. Author's inscription to front free end page. Else is pristine. Yellow illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Slight creasing to edge of dust jacket as well as slight rubbing. Index, 224 pages. African History. AFR/073112. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
New York: Viking, 2003. Hardcover. First American Edition. Signed by the author. Published in the same year Coetzee won the Nobel Prize for literature. This is an unusual book in many respects: Coetzee’s alter ego is a woman, and through the device of formal speeches, he gives himself a platform to reflect on the novel in Africa, race relations, wildlife, and environmental issues; and on evil in Amsterdam and the sexual impulses of the American poet Robert Duncan. He does this while recounting Costello’s life as a woman and mother. Fine in blue cloth backed paper covered boards with white title to spine. In fine blue illustrated dust jacket with orange title to spine. 233 pages. LIT/052511. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1870. Paperback. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY. 8vo. Signed by author on front wrapper. Beige paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Browning to front wrapper as well as one very small open tear. Minor chipping and creasing to edges of wrappers. Minor browning to edges as well as minor foxing throughout. Text is clean and bright with many graphs and illustrations. 66 pages. SCI/042408. Very Good.
Leipzig: Gerhard Fleischer dem Jüngern, 1811. Hardcover. Lacks both illustrations. German astronomer Dr. August Heinrich Christian Gelpke (1769 - 1842) is best known for his theory on comets and how they impact the Earth's surface. Bound in modern black leatherette boards with black and gilt title label to front cover. Rubbing to hinges, edges of boards, and corners. Scuff mark to front cover. Minor toning to margins, else clean interior. Bookplate of Harry Rabinowitz to front pastedown. Size: Thin, small quarto. 80 pages. SCI/042915. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1962). Hardcover. 8vo. Very good+ in very good black and white illustrated and price clipped dust jacket with red title to front panel and pink title to spine. Title on spine is faded. Minor edgewear to dust jacket incldes creasing and a few small closed tears. Interior is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. Index, 308 pages. African History. AFR2/4302. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1969. Hardcover. 8vo. In Very good orange cloth covered boards with black title stamp to spine and front cover. In map illustrated white and green DJ. Very clean internally with illustrations throughout. A crisp copy of this SCARCE title. Index. 183pp. SCI/022306. Very Good+ / Very Good.