Books on Books
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1969. LIMITED EDITION. Hardcover. 8vo. 1 of 1000 copies. Dark blue cloth backed light blue paper covered boards with gilt title to front board. Two light scratches to rear board and minor yellowing to top edge of front board. Very clean interior with bright text; minor foxing to rear endpage. Tight binding. BOB/091004. Near Fine.
New York: The Colophon, 1934. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 1 of 2500 copies. Part 16 only. Very Good plus small 4to. with cream paper covered, illustrated boards. Spine darkened with light rubbing to boards though corners are sharp. Interior is bright and clean. No pagination because the signatures were made by various presses at various times, thus several different kinds of paper, type, and illustration; some pages are unopened. Tightly bound; illustrated throughout. Books on Books. BOB/12053. Very Good +.
Rutherford, Madison, Teaneck and London: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press and Associated University Press, (1978). Hardcover. 8vo. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Very good in very good off-white illustrated dust jacket with black and blue title to front panel and black title to spine. Minor edgewear and foxing to dust jacket. Small damp stain to foot of spine that also effects about an inch of the edges of the pages. Does not effect the interior of the book. Inscription to front free end page reads "Dear Sally, With best wishes. Affectionaly, Lynne." Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Index, 190 pages. WOM/032317. Very Good / Very Good.
London: Whittaker and Co, 1834. Hardcover. John Aiken (1793 - 1833) was the editor of "Constable's Miscellany", "The Cabinet", and several other periodicals. He died very suddenly at a young age and this volume was put together in his memory by the contributors of his periodicals. It includes a breif biography of Aitken and over 30 liteary pieces. The contributors include: C. Torrop, G.P.R. James, William Tennet, W. M. Hetherington, W.C. Taylor, John Malcolm, Henry Inglis, George Moir, James Gardner, Thomas Rosecoe, Robert Chambers, John Macray, Henry Stebbing, William Wilson, John M'Diarmid, Thomas Aitkinson, and Henry G. Bell. Very good in black leather boards with gilt title to spine. Raised bands to spine and bllind stamped rules to boards and spine. There is a two inch crack to fhe front hinge, rubbing to the boards, and wear to the corners and edges. The endpages are purple with a few small dampstains. There are a few small spots of foxing throughout, but overall the interior is clean. Antiquated ownership signature of Ellen Nicole Liverpool to front free endpage. Full edges gilt. A nice 19th century collection of poetry and short stories. 444 pages. Very Good.
Paris: Alde, 2014. Hardcover. 4to. Blue cloth covered boards with silver title to front board and spine and illustration to front board. Lower corners lightly bumped, otherwise fine. Pristine interior. Lavishly illustrated. Introduction by Alexandre Cojannot. The catalog for the March 6 auction. Estimated price list laid in. Text in French. 267 pages. BOB/101416. Near Fine.
Columbus: Ohio State University Press, (1973). Hardcover. 8vo. Maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. A few pencil markings to interior and ownership stamp to bottom edge of textblock, else fine. Maroon dust jacket with grey title to spine. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Index, 310 pages. BOB/112206. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Chicago: The Swallow Press, inc., 1980. Hardcover. First edition. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Fine in lightly rubbed brown dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Fading to spine panel and minor wear to edges. Jacket is price-clipped. 445 pages. BOB/111616. Fine / Very Good.
Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1981. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Large 8vo. Vol I (1858 - 1880) has very clean blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior with tight binding. Blue & red illustrated dust jackets with minor rubbing to edges. Appendices, Indexes, & illustrations, 421 pp. Vol II (1881-1890) has very clean brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to corners and rubbing to edges of spine. Pristine interior with tight binding. Appendix, Indexes, and illustrations, 403 pages. BOB/031904 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Fine / Fine.
Ausstin: University of texas, . Hardcover. This renowned collection includes manuscripts of Anderson's plays, poems, and essays, both published and unpublished works, as well as letters and diaries. It is the largest assemblage of his papers preserved in one place. Bound in brown cloth with gilt title to spine. In near fine condition in very good dust jacket with light bumping and nicks. 175 pages. BOB/111616. Near Fine / Very Good.
Baltimore: The John Work Garrett Library, 1949. Hardcover. 1 of 300 copies printed by The Anthoensen Press. This important bibliography of Maryland imprints up to and including 1700 was compiled by Elizabeth Baer, the Librarian of The John Work Garrett Library. It was based on a checklist compiled by John Work Garrett, who donated his book collections, including important Americana, to The Johns Hopkins University. There are 209 items described in the bibliography, and there are facsimiles of their title pages following the text. The bibliographic records are meticulous and detailed. Following the collation, there is a history of the book, references to other bibliographies, and the location of copies in libraries in the US and UK. Bound in dark blue cloth, with gilt design to cover and author and title to spine, with very light scuffing to covers. t.e.g. Interior pages clean and bright, with bookplate of John Riggs dated June 1949 affixed to front pastedown. In near fine condition. 219 pages plus 209 plates. BOB/073012. Near Fine.