Ibadan University Press and Nelson, 1970. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Signed and inscribed by previous owner, else interior is very clean. Dark blue illustrated dust jacket with orange title to spine. Heavy creasing, fading, and wear to jacket. Index, 555 pages. AFR/072806. Very Good in Good Plus dj.
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London: Henry Sotheran and Co., 1881. Hardcover. 4to. This is the second edition of an important work first published by Audsley and Bowes in 1875. George Audsley and his brother William were noted architects and decorative arts experts. Audsley was also an early British authority on Japanese art publishing. The second edition incorporates information from relevant reports published after the first edition. The first section is an introductory essay of 111 pages, followed by chapters discussing different Keramic manufactures and provinces. The text is accompanied by 32 beautiful black and white and chromolithographic plates. Bound in a lovely signed binding by Root and Son in full green morocco with five raised bands and six compartments with elaborate floral devices and title to the spine, and with gilt lines and decoration to boards along interior and exterior edges. There is browning to spine and to top edge of front board, though gilt remains bright. Marbled end pages and full gilt edges. The interior is very clean with some browning to margins of pages not affecting the text and illustrations. Includes a detailed index and a glossary of marks and monograms. 304 pages. ART/071907. Near Fine.
New York: Vanguard Press, 1947. Hardcover. First Edition. Signed by the author on the title page. The author’s second novel. Very good in black cloth boards with blue title to spine. Minor wear to corners and spine ends and very light evidence of a minor dampstain to the rear board. Signed by the previous owner on the front free endpaper, and browning to both gutters; otherwise, a clean copy. In a good light blue dust jacket with white title to spine and front panel. There are several large chips to the top edges of the dust jacket and there are a few small chips to the bottom edge. Browning to the spine panel and dampstaining to rear panel. 294 pages. LIT.052511. Very Good in Good Dust Jacket / Chipped.
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.
Antibes: J. Marchand, 1873. Paperback. In Wraps. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Signed by Author. 12mo. In original tan wrappers w/some chipping to edges and spine; some light fading and smudging to wrapper as well. Interior is clean though lightly yellowed; text remains bright and clear. Several illustrations, diagrams, etc., a few of which have red highlighting. In French. 47 pp. SCI/021104. Very Good -.
Reprinted from the Journal of the Chemical Society, 1870. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. 12mo. Bound in light tan wrappers w/light soiling and fading, lengthwise crease along center of pamphlet. Bound w/string, a few small chips to spine. Appears to be signed by Gladstone, both on the front cover and title-page, where it is written "With J. H. Gladstone's kind regards" in an antiquated script. The interior is mostly clean and the text bright, some light spotting to the margins. Contains several tables. 6 pp. In wraps. SCI/021004. Very Good.
From the "Philosophical Magazine" for August, 1885. Paperback. Original Wraps. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Signed by Author. 12mo. Pamphlet in original peach color wrappers w/some light chipping and fading to edges. Lengthwise crease along center; signed by Gladstone on front wrapper. Interior is quite clean w/bright text. Contains several tables and charts. This paper was read before the Physical Society on June 27, 1885. Pages 162-168. In wraps. SCI/021104. Very Good -.
Manchester: Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, 1889. Paperback. Very good minus in original light blue wrappers, some light chipping, especially along spine where it seems to have once been bound into a larger volume; also some fading. Presentation copy inscribed on cover. Interior is clean and bright. 20 pp. In wraps Science. SCI/10163. Very Good -.
Santa Monica, CA: Clover Park Press, 1994. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on half title. Near mint blue coated cloth 8vo., bright gilt to spine. In mint illustrated d.j. Interior clean and tight, except for previous owner's small pink stamp to title page and contents page. 289 pp. Africa. AFR/6053. Near Fine.
Dublin: Printed by Philip Dixon Hardy, 1834. Paperback. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on the title page. Very good in original brown, thin vellum wrappers; light chipping along spine. Handwritten title to cover. Title page is browned w/age but rest of interior is bright and clean. 9 pp. Lloyd was an eminent Irish scientist. In wraps. Science. SCI/10163. Very Good.
Padova: Tipografia Gio. Batta. Randi, 1878. Paperback. Original Wraps. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Signed by Author. 8vo. In origianl gray wrappers, though lacks rear panel of wrapper; wraps lightly darkened and chipped. Interior is clean though browned in the margins, text remains bright and easily readable. In Italian. 90 pp. SCI/021104. Very Good -.