Bonn: Verlag von Max Cohen and Cohn, 1866. Hardcover. Ex-library with stamps to endpapers and spine. Bound in modern red cloth boards. No title to binding. Library call numbers to spine and evidence of removed title label. Wear and minor fraying to spine ends and edges of boards. Chipping and some loss to endpapers. Some pages are disbound and many splits to interior binding. Includes all 51 plates, some in color, one fold out. Text in German. Clean overall with occasional spots of foxing to text pages. Occasional smudge marks and spots of soiling (mostly to margins) of plates. Some short closed tears to edges of pages. A good reading copy. 379 pages plus 51 plates. REL/042419. Very Good.
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Geneve, chez Iules Guillaume Fick, 1856. Hardcover. Very good minus in original vellum boards with black title to spine. Moderate soiling to boards and chip to yapp edge on rear board. Lacks ties. Woodcut initials, head and tail pieces, and vignette illustrations of several popes. Browning to end pages and sporadic light foxing to interior. Dampstain to margins of a few pages. Binding remains tight, although there are short closed tears to the bottoms of both joints. There are also a few internal splits. 188 pages plus table of contents. In French. Religion. REL108141. Very Good Minus.
Paris: Apud Mequignon Juniorem, circa 1880. Hardcover. Edition Decima Octava. Very good in dark blue leather backed paper covered boards. Rubbing to boards, hinges, and spine. Browning to interior and chipping to some pages. Text in Latin. Marginal notes in pen to some pages and previous owner inscription dated 1880 to front free endpaper. An attractive little book despite the noted wear. 216 pages. REL/011017. Very Good.
Columbia, MD: C. H. Fairfax Company Publishers, 1989. Paperback. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Black paper wrappers with white title to front wrapper and to spine. Minor rubbing and creasing to exterior. Ex libris with writing in pen to top corner and bottom of front free end page. Inscription from author to front free end page. Else is clean and bright. 203 pages. AFRAM/120716. Very Good.
August 1977. Paperback. A Buddhist periodical that includes several articles, a lesson on how to speak Pali, advertisements, and more. Yellow paper wrappers with white spine panel. Green title to front wrapper and no title to spine. Minor wear to edges of wrappers. Clean interior. In English. 60 pages. Eastern Religion. REL/082008. Very Good.
London: Printed by T.H. for Richard Chiswell, J. Churchill, 1679, 1683, 1715. Hardcover. Written by Scottish philosopher and historian Gilbert Burnet (1643 - 1715), this was considered to be the standard reference on this subject for over a century. The Parliament of England voted to formally thank Burnet after he published the first volume and he was later awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Oxford University. Three volumes bound in full black morocco with gilt decoration, raised bands, and title labels reading "Burnet's Historical Works" to spines. Gilt emblems reading "Honi soit qui mal y pense" (a French saying that translates to: "Shame be to him who thinks evil of it") to front and rear boards of all volumes. This was the motto of the Order of the Garter, which Burnet became the Chancellor of in 1689. He served as the Bishop of Salisbury for the order from 1689 to 1715. Gilt rules to boards and dentelles. Full gilt edges to all volumes. Long cracks to front and rear boards of first volume, but boards remain attached. Chipping and wear to spine ends, edges, hinges, spine bands, and corners of all volumes. Minor rubbing to boards and to gilt emblems. Bookplates of William Pochin, Barkly Hall, Leichester, Lynden Bonnie Evans, and Blanche Guthrie Miller to endpapers. Previous ownership stamp "Withrow" and name "Mary Guthrie Miller Naquin" in pen to front endpapers, dated 1966. Another previous owner's name in pen to top margin of title page of volume two. William Pochin (1731 - 1798) was a member of the English Parliament and held the office of sheriff of Leichester from 1756-7. Illustrated title page plus seven plates to first volume, illustrated title pages plus eight plates to second volume, five plates to supplement. Interiors are clean overall with occasional smudge marks and spots of soiling. Volume I: Progress Made in it during the Reign of K. Henry the VII, 368 pages; Volume II: of the Progress made in it till the Settlement of it in the beginning of Q. Elizabeth Reign, 416 pages; Volumes III: Supplement, 426 plus a table of records and papers. An oversized, heavy set that may require an extra shipping fee. REL/032119. Very Good.
London: J.F. Dove, 1828. Hardcover. Includes an account of the character and writings of the author by Samuel Halifax. Very good minus in brown paper covered boards with brown cloth spine and paper title label to spine. This book has been amateurly rebacked with the repair visible along both joints. The bottom edges of both boards are dampstained; however, there is only water damage to the bottom edges of the first and last few pages. There is chipping to the spine, wear to the edges, and minor soiling to the boards. Occasional spots of foxing to the interior and offsetting from the frontis to the title page. Overall, the interior is clean. The binding is tight. Octavo. 287 pages. REL/121812. Very Good Minus.
Collegeville, MN: Order of Saint Benedict, 2005. Hardcover. A beautiful book documenting and celebrating the creation of the magnificent Saint John's Bible, which was written and illustrated entirely by hand. The project involved the skills and talents of artists, calligraphers, and scholars over a several year effort beginning in 1998. There are hundreds of color photographs documenting the creative process and the beautiful results. Bound in black cloth with title in gilt to spine. In a blue pictorial dust jacket with title in yellow to spine. Binding, dust jacket at interior are all in fine condition, with a heartfelt gift inscription to free front endpaper. 10 x 11.5 inches. 216 pages. BOB/081717. Fine / Fine.
Cincinnati: J.A. and U.P. James, 1854. Hardcover. Later printing. Very good in grey / green boards with faded gilt title to spine. Chipping and wear to book cloth along spine ends, corners, and edges of boards. Slight roll to spine. Lacks front free endpaper. Foxing throughout. A few splits to binding including crack to rear hinge. Dampstaining to last few pages and rear board. Previous owner markings in both pen and pencil to front endpapers. 360 pages. REL/031617. Very Good.
Rome: Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis, 1926. Hardcover. Scarce edition of this work in Latin on the biblical texts of Genesis, Exodus, and Leviticus. Bound in three quarter cream leather with blue paper boards. Spines have gilt ornamentation and red and black title labels. Some soiling to the leather. The binding to Volume II is damaged on the upper right front cover and also has ink ownership initiials covered over with a black letter K to title page. Interior pages have light aging but very good. Small quarto. Volume I: 427 pages; Volume II: 485 pages. REL/112719. Very Good -.