April SALE! All books in the Books on Books, Canadian & Arctic History, European History and Languges, Latin American History, and Maritime sections priced at $125 and under are 50% off for the month of April.
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Many prints & manscripts including framed items are also on sale for 30% off.
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London: Geoge Kenning, 1890. Hardcover. Thin 8vo. FIRST EDITION. Light blue cloth covered boards with black title to the front board. Damp stain to bottom of front board. Wear to edges of boards and spine. Minor soiling to boards. Spine slightly darkened. Damp stains on end pages. Lacks front second free endpage. Some pencil notes throughout. A few splits to interior binding; however all pages remain tightly bound. Overall interior is clean, however there are a few smudge marks in margins which do not effect the text. Six pages of advertisements to rear. 77 pages. GENHIS/071907. Very Good.
New York and London: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Dark blue cloth backed light blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light browning to spine. First edition. Profusely illustrated with more than 100 black and white drawings and photographs accompanied by extensive notes. Index, 410 pages. English History. ENGHIS15/062699. Very Good+.
New York: Henry Holt, (1987). Hardcover. First American Edition of this book, with wonderful color photographs taken by Peter Christopher. In very good plus dust jacket with picture of a sailing ship along with title and author. In blue cloth with some fading along top edges. Interior is fine. 176 pages. MAR/042110. Very Good + in Very Good + DJ.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1938. Hardcover. First Edition. Very good minus blue cloth boards w/bright gilt ship design and light blue border stamped on cover; gilt title to spine. Circular cup stain to front board, light soiling as well; front bottom corner is lightly bumped. In VG minus illustrated d.j. (chipping, creasing, taped along front hinge) Map endpapers, interior is yellowed but clean; hinge cracked between title page and verso but rest of binding is tight. 421 pp. + ads. Maritime. MARI/5293. Very Good -.
London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very Good green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor fading to spine and minor bumping to spine ends. Minor foxing to end pages. Sixteen full-page illustrations. Index, 274 pages. French History. FREHIS/11152. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine. Fading to spine and to top edge of front board. First American edition. Autobiography of an eminent English physician. A few ink marks in text from previous owner. 351 pages, index, plus ads in the rear. English Biography. ENG106080. Very Good.
New York: Covici Friede, 1930. Hardcover. First Edition. 1 of 1050 copies printed at the Southworth Press. Includes essays on typographic history and book design in the US and UK. There are reproductions throughout showing exemplary designs by such figures as Bruce Rogers, Stanley Morison, Eric Gilll, and Frederic Goudy. Large 8vo. Bound in the original red buckram with printed paper label to spine. Some wear to extremities, and the paper label is browned and slightly chipped. Overall in very good condition. Prospectus is laid in along with book plate of Ulysses Houghland. 303 pages. BOB/091310. Very Good.
München: Druck und Verlag Carl Kuhn, 1910. Paperback. Facsimile reprint of the first known edition of this book on obstetrics from 1500. Bound in brown paper wrappers with black title to edge of spine. Covers and spine are browned and chipped. Browning to end papers. Several signatures are loose. Approximately 50 pages. GER/022099. Very Good.
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1959). Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 12mo. Very good+ red paper covered boards with black title to spine. Slight rolling to spine. Slight browning to end pages. Else is near fine. Grey dust jacket with blue title to front and spine panels. Light browning to edges and spine of dust jacket. 56 pages. Communism. 106030. Very Good + in Very Good + DJ.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Pres, 2002. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Fine navy blue linen backed gray paper boards; blue title to spine. In mint d.j. Top corner bumped, light whitish soiling to binding. Interior is brilliant, like new except for two small puncture marks to ffep. 209 pp. Maritime. MARI/6243. Fine.
Manchester Polytechnic Library in association with Bracken Books and Studio Editions, (1998). First Edition. Hardcover. 4to. First edition. Black paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior with several illustrations throughout. Black illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and blue and white title to spine. Index, 203 pages. BOB/102709. Fine / Fine.
New York: Philip C. Duschnes, 1960. Hardcover. First Edition. Presentation Copy, inscribed by the author to Dale and Doris Armstrong. 1 of 1250 copies. Near fine in grey paper patterned boards with red spine panel titled in black. Light wear to spine ends and edges, else fine. Clean, bright interior. In very good beige dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket including a few short closed tears and slight browning. 42 pages. BOB/062510. Near fine in very good jacket.
London: MacDonald & Co., (1961). First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Near fine in very good+ green and white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Light rubbing to dust jacket. First edition. Illustrated with frontis of Wilfrid Scawn on Arab Stallion and more than fifteen b/w photos. Index, 368. English Biography. ENGHIS04/070399. Near Fine / Very Good+.
Tokyo: Seikosha Co., Ltd, 1991. Hardcover. First English edition. Folio sized. Born in Germany, Miura studied in Switzerland, Paris, and later in Sweden. She moved to Japan in 1976 - a year after finishing her masters work in Stockholm where she "introduced the art of bibliophile binding to the Japanese audience." Her work can be found in private collections, royal collections, museums, and libraries around the world. This catalog includes 169 of Miura's fine bindings, 27 designs for commercial book production, as well as posters and announcements relating to her work. Fine in blue cloth boards with blind stamped title to spine. Pristine with 300 large color illustrations on nearly every page. In fine dark blue illustrated dust jacket with yellow title to spine and front panels. 199 pages. BOB/101010. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.