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London: Cassell and Company, 1921. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in olive green cloth covered boards with blue and gilt decoration to front board and spine and gilt title to spine. Fading to spine. Few small light spots of soiling to front board. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Front panel of dust jacket pasted to front paste-down.inscription to front free end page. Very light foxing throughout though text remains clean and bright. Black and white photographic illustrations throughout. Index, 219 pages. Nature. NAT111021. Very Good.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1973). Hardcover. Scarce edition. Near fine in very good orange and white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Fading to spine panel, minor chipping and creasing to edges and minor soiling to dust jacket. 379 pages. WOM/032817. Near Fine / Very Good.
Wien: K. K. Hof-Und Staatsdruckerei, 1857. Paperback. Original Wraps. Good Plus/No Jacket. 12m. In original brown wrappers w/chipping and darkening to edges, large portion of front panel's top-edge is lacking. Some darkening and soiling to wrappers as well, remnants of a wax seal to cover as well which is partially obscuring one word in the title. Light chips along spine; width-wise crease along middle of pamphlet. Interior text is bright, mostly clean though corners are darkened. Light chipping to edges of pages as well. In German w/equations and some tables. Overall somewhat fragile but still readable. 7 pp. SCI/021104. Good +.
Philadelphia, PA: Stedman, Brown & Lyon, 1873. This map is from [O.W.] "Gray's Atlas of the United States with General Maps of the World, Philadelphia, Stedman, Brown & Lyon 1873." It is one of many variations of reprints variations of reprints from Colton's (1800-1893) original "General Atlas," that was printed from 1857 through 1888. Colton may have copied this map's format from Sidney E. Morse (1794-1871) and Samuel Breese' (1802-1873) 1845 version of "Maryland and Delaware. (with) District of Columbia." Later, Publisher, A.J. Johnson used Colton's format of this map in his 1860 edition of "Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas." Johnson did not use the famous "Colton" border, but rather created his own and substituted an engraving of the US capitol where the inset of Washington, D.C. was. Gray completely omitted any decorative border in this example; however, portions of the map extend out beyond the simple border to where the Colton and Johnson decorative borders would have been. The map is a steel engraving. Delaware and Maryland are divided into hand colored counties and cities, major roads, railroads, geographic details, and major bodies of water featuring the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River, Delaware Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. Inset in lower left corner presents "District of Columbia" with "references" identifying major sites by number and a "Scale of Miles." The reverse page contains "Gray's Atlas Map of New Jersey. 97." Fading on edge of page and two small tape markings on reverse. Size of Map: 30.2cm X 41.5cm (11 7/8" X 16 1 4") Framed. #45460. Near Fine.
Philadelphia: International Printing, (1949). Hardcover. FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Pink cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. frontis. Fading to spine and top edge of front board. Light browning to end pages. Inscribed on front free end page "To Dr. Bell with the author's high respect." Else is clean and bright. 270 pages. Science. SCI/5202. Very Good.
Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1968. Hardcover. 8vo. Edited by John William Ward. A John Harvard Library Book. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean, tight interior. Blue dust jacket with brown title to spine. Index, 705 pages. POL/092006. Fine in Very Good Plus dj.
n.p. National Geographic Society, 1971. Hardcover. 8vo. Very Good silver cloth boards with some light foxing along bottom edge, hinges and spine. In Very good price-clipped white illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and black title to spine panel. Foxing to spine and rear panels of dust jacket. Interior clean smooth pages with many color illustrations, photos, etc. Previous owner's name to front free end page. History of Science. HISSCI/5103. Very Good / Very Good.
Basel: S. Karger, 1952. Hardcover. Very good very thick 8vo., blue cloth boards w/faded spine, gilt titling. Interior bright and clean w/no foxing. Binding nice and tight except for crack between title page and subsequent page. Polyglot text in English, French, and German. Many diagrams, charts, graphs, etc. 1143 pp. Medicine. MED/5023. Very Good.
Haverford College. Paperback. Paper Wrappers. Very Good. Thin 4to. Beige wrappers with black title and decorative orange insignia to front panel. Side stapled. Wrappers have separated from pages. Chipping to front edge. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 16 pages. EDU/030504. Very Good.
circa 1650. These are leaves from a Hafez Dewan fragment of Ottoman origin, circa 1650, on paper, measuring 169 x 78 mm., consisting of nineteen lines of delicate black nasta'liq script within geometric designs in blue ink. The author, Mohammed Shams od-Din Hafez, lived from 1325-1399. Hafez was one of Persia's finest lyric poets and wrote in the sophisticated "Ghazal" manner. The Dewan takes the poetic format of six and fifteen couplets and expresses Sufi ideals in lyrics. Framed. #17709/17710. Very Good.
Basel: Buchdruckerei G. A. Bonfantini, 1870. Paperback. 4to. Stab bound beige paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor browning and foxing to wrappers as well as chipping to the edges. Crease down the middle. Chipping to corners of pages. Text is clean and bright.19 pages + 2 diagrams. Science and technology. SCI/042408. Very Good + in Wraps.
New York: Metro Books, (1999). Hardcover. Very good oblong quarto, wear to edges of boards, portions of which have been inexpertly colored with a blue marker to cover the rubbing. In fine pictorial d.j. Interior is very nice, clean and bright. Map endpapers, many full color photos of seaplanes. A nice book; 120 pp. Aviation. AVI/5293. Very Good.
Washington DC: Center of Military History / Government Printing Office, 1996. Hardcover. Interesting Presentation Copy. Inscribed, "For Barry Zorthian With the deepest thanks for your support and assistance over the years! William Hammond January 8 1997. This book and its predecessor covering 1962-68 analyze the factors that shaped the way in which the U.S. government and the military related to the press during the Vietnam War. Barry Zorthian was the highly esteemed U.S. spokesman to the media in Vietnam during the 1960s. Hammond was a historian with the U.S. Army Center of Military History. Bound in dark brown cloth with military insignia in gilt to cover and title and author in gilt to spine. In pictorial dust jacket with chips and small tears along edges. Near fine in very good dj. 659 pages including index. VIET/011013. Near Fine.
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, . Hardcover. Nice presentation copy. Inscribed "For Barry Zorthian With deepest appreciation for all you've done! William Hammond 6 December 1998."The author was a senior historian at the U.S. Army's Center of Military History. In this book he analyzes how the relations between the media and the military evolved during the Vietnam War from one of shared views to a state of animosity and mistrust. Barry Zorthian was the U.S. spokesman to the media during the 1960s in Saigon. He remained a trusted and well-regarded figure during his tenure there. Bound in black cloth with title and author in green to spine. In pictorial dust jacket with photograph of soldier next to helicopter on front. Fine in near fine dust jacket. 362 pages. Fine.
Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc.. 2002. Hardcover. Folio. Mint orange cloth covered boards with bright silver title to cover and spine. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. In mint silver and blue illustrated dust jacket with orange title to front panel and to silver spine. Presents 18 of the greatest stories in the evolution of flight. Index, 264 pp. Aviation. AVI/11243. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1(979). Hardcover. 8vo. Near fine in very good orange illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Minor wear to dust jacket includes edgewear and fading to the spine. Pristine interior with many photographic illustrations. 252 pages. Women's Studies. WOM1/2192. Near Fine / Very Good.