Paris: Freres Barbou, No date. Circa late 1700s. Hardcover. Good brown leather covered boards with gilt tooling to spine. Spine label is missing. Chipping and creasing to leather on spine and corners. Crack to spine. Marble endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate to front paste down. Endpapers foxed, page edges lightly spotted but tight binding and clean text, especially for its age. Includes fold out map. 536 pages. French History. FRELANG/3043. Very Good.
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Milan: Mediobanca, 1984. Hardcover. 8vo. Light blue cloth boards with silver title to dark blue box on spine. Spine title reads "Opere II" Very minor wear to bottom edges of boards. Interior is clean and bright with color illustrations. Printed on laid paper. IN ITALIAN. Italian Language. ITALANG/060608. Near Fine.
Reid: Oberosterreichischer Landesverlag, circa 1950. Hardcover. Scarce. A somber book of poetry dedicated to "the people of my heart" who fell in World War II. The title translates to "Because I Love You. A Dead Task." Inscription in pencil to front free endpage "Gift from Pfarrer Reinold Simma Damüls / Bregeugewald Voraailberg (sp?) at the request of Frau Natalie Beer." Includes several illustrations. Very good in thin grey boards with gilt title to front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards. Clean with slight browning to margins of pages and edges of boards. Size Octavo. 65 pages. In German. GER1/2042. Very Good.
Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1933. Hardcover. First Edition. Near fine in black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor bumping to top corners. Slight browning to margins, else clean interior. In tan dust jacket with dark brown title to spine and front cover. Browning to spine and edges of jacket. A few short closed tears to edges of jacket. 278 pages. German. GER310011. Near Fine / Very Good.
. Original caricature done in ink on paper. The caricature celebrates the opening night of The Happy Life, a play by Louis N. Parker and Murray Carson, staged at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London, in 1897. It depicts Parker (standing atop the Duke of York’s column), Carson, and Max (top hat and wasp-waisted coat) himself drinking champagne. Both Parker and Carson were important dramatists at the turn of the century; Beerbohm would later collaborate with Carson on a one-act “curtain-raiser” in 1914, The fly on the wheel. Inscribed “Best wishes in a great success. December 6 ’97” and signed “Max.” Unrecorded; not in Hart-Davis’s catalogue of Beerbohm’s caricatures. In near fine condition and nicely framed. 20 x 25.4 cm. ORIG/011216.
New York: Crown Publishers, 1952. Hardcover. Very good. No Jacket. 4to. Red cloth boards with blue title to spine and small white unicorn designs. Minor fraying to spine ends; rubbing to boards and spine. Light bowing to front board. Interior pages are yellowed around edges, but are otherwise very clean w/ bright text. Includes 201 photographs of English scenes from 1850-1951. Index, 164 pages. ENG/042004. Very Good.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1985. Hardcover. 8vo. Red paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Slight bump to head of spine. Pristine interior. Black illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Slight wear to top edge of dust jacket. Index, 287 pages. Eastern Europe. EEUR/090211. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Henry C. Swords at the De Vinne Press, 1907. Hardcover. Limited to 1000 copies. 4to. Very good in brown cloth backed grey paper covered boards with gilt title to black tilte label on spine. Part of title label is missing leaving only "and Trade Centers" visitible. Bumping and rubbing to spine ends and corners. Minor damp staining to bottom edge of front board. Minor browning and foxing throughout. Includes engraved frontis. Index, 63 pages. History. HIS102141. Very Good.
New York: The Co-operative Press, 1926. Paperback. A collection of poems in German inspired by America's national parks. Illustrated. Brown paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Minor wear to wrappers including a few spots of foxing and a few chips to edges. A few smudge marks to interior but clean overall. 64 pages. GER3/2222. Very Good.
London: Simpkin, Marshall and Company, 1880. Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Two small white spots of soiling to the front board and general soiling to the spine. Minor edgewear and rubbing to exterior. Decorative end pages. Front free end page is brittle. Light yellowing to page edges. Else is clean and bright. Binding is tight. 309 pages. French History. FREHIS/090215. Very Good.
Paris and London: The Berlitz School, 1916. Hardcover. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Browning to spine panel and edges of boards. Minor wear to hinges and edges of boards. Illustrated with some illustrations in full color. Occasional smudge marks to interior but clean overall. A few previous owner markings to endpapers. In addition to lessons, it includes readings, basic vocabulary, and six songs in French with musical scores. 112 pages. CHILD/062520. Very Good.
New York: Alexander V. Blake, 1841. Hardcover. The first half of the book is Mathew's memoir and the second half contains "The Evil Effects of Drunkenness Physiologically Explained" by P.H. Morris, M.D., Surgeon. Irish Catholic priest, Father Theobald Mathew (1790 - 1856), established the Cork Total Abstinence Society in 1838 and later travelled to America to promote temperance. Bound in brown cloth with gilt title "Father Mathew" to spine. Chipping to spine ends and minor wear to edges and corners of boards. Minor spots of foxing throughout. Dampstain to top edge of corners of all pages, does not effect text. 216 pages. IRE/082516. 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.
Paris: Librairie Renouard, 1905. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in green cloth covered boards with maroon title to front board and to spine. Beautiful dark green decoration to front board. Minor yellowing to spine. Interior is clean and bright with 113 black and white illustrations. 174 pages. In French. FRE31102. Very Good.
Buffalo: State University of New York, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Very good in blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor bumping to edges. Library of congress surplus stamp to front free endpaper. Else is clean and bright. Author's signature to title page. Off-white dust jacket with red title to front panel and brown title to spine. Light rubbing, edgewear and slight fading to dust jacket. 395 pages. Books on Books. BOB609051. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Buffalo, NY: State University of New York, 1983. LIMITED EDITION. Hardcover. Large 8vo. 1 of 1000 copies. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Top right corner of front board is bumped. Head of spine is bumped. Pristine interior with tight binding. Includes several illustrations. Light yellow dj with maroon title to spine and front panels. Very minor wear to edges of dj. 395 pp. BOB/033105. Very Good+ in Near Fine dj.
Paris: Editions de la Sirene, 1923. Paperback. 1 of 200 numbered copies. Grey paper wrappers with black title to spine. Creases to spine. Minor and edgewear to exterior. Clean, bright interior with several illustrations. Includes poetry, essays, and more. 231 pages. In French. FRE/080608. Very Good.
New York: The F.M. Lupton Publishing Company, No date. Hardcover. 8vo. Maroon cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Fading and discoloration to the spine. Minor edgewear. Interior hinges starting. Previous owner's writing to front free end page. Else is clean and bright with frontis. 382 pages. English History. ENG3/4022. Very Good.