New York: Sheldon and Company, 1876. Hardcover. Includes articles on Lincoln, Battling the Sioux at Yellowstone (Custer), Art at the Centennial, Life among the Bedouins, Art in America, Clubs and Club Life, Gettysburg, King Cole and His Band, German Spas, and more. Ex-library from Peoria. Boards detached but present. Most of spine is gone. "Galaxy / 1876" remains in gilt on spine. Binding broken with some loose signatures. A good reading copy only. 868 pages. PER/052119. Good.
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New York: W.C. and F.P. Church, 1866. Hardcover. Includes chapters from Trollope's 'The Claverings.' Ex-library. Modern cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Clean interior overall aside from library markings. Dampstaining to first few pages. Paper repair to corner of one rear page. 920 pages. PER/052119. Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1870. Hardcover. Lacks volume title page and table of contents pages. Bound in three quarter brown leather with light brown cloth covered boards and gilt title to spine. Rubbing and wear to spine ends, edges, and corners. Foxing and occasional spots of soiling to interior. Illustrated. 944 pages. PER/050818. Very Good.
New York: Miller and Company, 1857. Hardcover. Includes a five page article titled "About Dogs," which is a musing about dogs and their history. Within the article, there is long ballad about a favorite hound of Llewellyn, Prince of Wales, son-in-law of King John. It concludes by asking readers to send their "very nice terrier - English, Scotch, or Skye - to Putnam, for his very sincere friend and humble servant." Also includes a review of Elizabeth Browning's poem "Aurora Leigh"; a biography about a deceased Virginia slave submitted by his owner; chapters from John William de Forest's novel "Witching Times"; a collection of letters about college life in the 1750s including notes on the costs of living, clothing, and school supplies; a humorous illustrated article about the tails of animals and tails on clothing; book reviews, editorials, news stories, and more. Bound in three quarter red leather with black cloth boards. Gilt title and raised bands to spine. There is a two inch closed tear to the leather on the rear hinge. Rubbing and wear to hinges and edges of boards. Previous owner's signature in pencil to front endpaper. Foxing to early and late pages of the interior. Short closed tears to edges of several pages. 668 pages. PER/060518. Very Good.
New York: Robert Carter and Brothers, 1873. Hardcover. SCARCE. 12mo. Very good minus in original purple cloth with gilt lettering. Light rubbing at corners and spine ends, some fading and soiling to boards. Sunday school bookplate on front pastedown, owner names on front flyleaf and early blank. One plate has been colored in by a previous owner. Rear free end page has been torn out. 310 pages. Literature. LIT4/03061. Very Good -.
1812. A leaf from The History of the Abbey Church or St. Peter's Westminster: Its Antiques and Monuments, by Rudolph Ackermann. In 1795 Ackermann set up a lithographic press and opened a business in copper lithographs. Ackermann was a creative and efficient publisher, who brought innovative techniques to the commercial production of color plate books as well as an uncompromising attention to detail which ensured uniform high quality. Print method is Engraving-Aquatint on India paper, measuring 343 x 278 mm. or approximately 13 1/2 x 11 inches. Archivally matted. #48642. Very Good.
1812. A leaf from The History of the Abbey Church or St. Peter's Westminster: Its Antiques and Monuments, by Rudolph Ackermann. In 1795 Ackermann set up a lithographic press and opened a business in copper lithographs. Ackermann was a creative and efficient publisher, who brought innovative techniques to the commercial production of color plate books as well as an uncompromising attention to detail which ensured uniform high quality. Print method is Engraving-Aquatint on India paper, measuring 343 x 278 mm. or approximately 13 1/2 x 11 inches. Archivally matted. #48672. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1854. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt title and decoration to spine. Embossed decoration to boards. Full gilt edges. Minor fading to spine. Edgewear to exterior includes bumping and rubbing. Tear to cloth along rear exterior hinge. Crack to front interior hinge. Foxing throughout though text and illustrations remain bright. Hand colored illustrations. 415 pages + publisher's ads. LIT/100212. Very Good -.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921. Hardcover. First edition. Bound in the original red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Fading to gilt on spine, ownership label pasted to the front free endpaper, top edge lightly soiled, light soil to front cover, otherwise clean and bright. 553 pages. LIT/102616. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1853. Hardcover. VOLUME VI ONLY. Very good in purple cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Spine faded to brown. Wear to edges. Previous owner's book plate to front paste down. Minor foxing to first and last few pages. Index, 562 pages. LIT308301. Very Good.
Philadelphia: J.M. Stoddart and Company, 1876. Hardcover. Ex-library copy with usual markings in dark green cloth. Remnants of sticker to foot of spine and "Clark" written in white. 8vo. Minor edgewear and light soiling to exterior. Minor yellowing to interior though text remains clean and bright. Illusrations throughout by Arthur B. Frost. Tight binding. 384 pages. Literature. LIT1/3142. Very Good.
Baltimore: John B. Piet, 1881. Hardcover. SCARCE. Good in original red cloth boards with gilt title and decoration to spine and front cover. Covers are dampstained and lightly soiled. There is a large split to binding after front endpage and a few smaller splits within textblock. Front pastedown is loose near hinge. Frontispiece illustration and each poem begins with a decorative initial. Writing in pencil on front endpage, else clean interior. Slight musty smell. 96 pages. POE/121013. Good.
Athens, OH, London: Ohio University Press, (1984). Hardcover. 8vo. Fine in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Letter from publisher to potential reviewers laid in. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. Near fine light blue dust jacket with red and blue title and illustration to front and rear panels and blue title to spine panel. Slight fading to spine panel. Very slight edgewear and rubbing to rear panel. Index, 169 pages. LIT/062416. Fine / Near Fine.
London: Oxford University Press, 1957. Hardcover. 8vo. Yellow cloth covered boards with gilt and yellow title to spine. Minor edgewear to exterior. Ex-libris with "cancelled" stamp to front free end page, book plates to verso front free end page, blindstamp to title page, and due date form and writing to rear free end page. Else is clean and bright with several illustrations throughout. Pink illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Fading and library sticker to spine panel of dust jacket as well as minor edgewear and rubbing to front and rear panels. Index, 320 pages. LIT/090716. Very Good / Very Good.
Philadelphia: George Barrie and Son, Printed for Subscribers Only. Hardcover. Very Good. One volume of multivolume set. This title is John Law. Limited edition for subscribers only. First state of the large Japan edition. 11/250c. Vg in blue boards. Nine beautiful engravings after Remarque plus color frontis. Literature. LIT610171. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1942). FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE FRONT FREE END PAGE. 8vo. Green cloth boards with grey and gilt title to spine. Minor soiling to front board. Minor bumping to spine ends. Foxing to paste downs and end pages. Else is very clean with bright text. Tight binding. Maryland Author. 339 pages. LIT/012505. Very Good.
New York: New York Book Company, 1909. Hardcover. Vg- in red boards with multi-colored illustration to front board/short 8vo./162 pp./inferior paper just slightly brittle but in better shape than other copies we have seen/two small cracks to front exterior hinge, filled in by professional restorer/servicable copy. Children's Literature. CHI1/4022. Very Good -.
Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1926. Hardcover. Second book in the Fatomas series. First American edition. Bound in the original navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Two very small tears at the head of the spine, slight fading to spine, announcement for the Fantomas Novels pasted to the front pastedown, bookseller's stamp on the front free endpaper and rear pastedown, numbers in ink at the top of the front pastedown and front free endpaper, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. 337 pages. LIT/102616. Very Good.
Copenhagen: Poul Uttenreitter, Slesvigsk Forlag, 1925. Hardcover. SCARCE. 8vo. Very good in red cloth covered boards with faded gilt title to spine. Spine a bit faded. Closed tear to first title page (may be original wrapper). Previous owner's writing to half title page. Beautiful black and white plates on every page. TEXT IN DANISH. 67 pages. Children's Literature. CHI1/5170. Very Good.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1926. Hardcover. 4to. Orange cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Color illustration to front board. Light browning to spine and light rubbing to rear board. Minor bumping to spine ends. Front interior hinge is starting but binding remains tight. Else is clean and bright with lovely illustrations throughout. Illustrated end pages. 416 pages. CHILD/052416. Very Good.
Astounding Science Fiction, 1958. Paperback. 8vo. Illustrated paper wrappers with white title to black spine. Writing on front cover and minor creasing to wraps and spine. Small closed tears to head and foot of hinges. Yellowing to pages though text remains bright. Illustrations throughout. 162 pages. LIT/042916. Very Good.
Stockholm: M. Goppers, 1954. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in pale blue/grey cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor fading to spine and to edges of boards. Interior is clean and bright with lovely illustrations throughout. Beautifully illustrated black and white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor toning to dust jacket as well as minor chipping to edges. Dust jacket in protective plastic sleeve. 206 pages. Literature. LIT209251. Very Good.