Cambridge: Hilliard and Metcalf, 1824. Wraps. First Edition. 76 pp. A fragile, paper-bound listing, in Latin, of the faculty and students at Harvard from 1640 through 1824. Most of rear cover is missing. Front cover is aged, soiled, sun-struck and somewhat foxed. Small portion of lower right-hand corner of front cover is missing. Brief ink inscription at top of front cover. Light pencil doodles all over the front cover. Spine is a mess. Interior is somewhat aged and, occasionally slightly soiled and/or foxed. Brief pencil notations, in ink and pencil, on pages 73-75. Cross reference: our books #003623, 003624, 004113-004124. Good.
New York: American Art Association, 1917. Soft Cover. First Edition. Unpag. 4to. Pasted-down, color reproduction of a small globular pot, on the front cover, is a little scratched and/or chipped along the bottom edge. Covers are aged, soiled and chipped along extremities. Approx. 4" is missing from top of spine and approx. 2" is missing from bottom. Edges are soiled. Frontis color plate of a "Globular Chinese Vase (Han) plus 5 additional color plates w/ protective tissues. Occasional b/w photos accompany the text as well as 27 full page b/w plates which all show several pieces of pottery. Corner of one of the color plates is creased, but it does not affect the image. Interior is slightly aged, but clean and crisp. Very Good.
Chicago: International Harvester Company, Inc., 1933. Paper. 72 pp. Tan cover is aged, soiled and has previous owners' names, written in ink, on front cover. Upper left hand corner has a hole punched through the entire pamphlet so it could be hung on a nail or from a string for easy reference. Text is aged and soiled. Text is typewritten and has numerous detailed b/w line drawings of various parts such as the transmission, clutch control, wiring diagram, etc. Very Good.
London: R. Griffiths, 1773. Wraps. First Edition. 2 Vols., March 1773, 79 pp., plus 2 pp. book ads; May 1773, 87 pp. Both issues are believed to have been the personal property of Henry Knox, with his authenticated signature above the mastheads. These probably came from his book shop in Boston, pre-Revolutionary War. Henry Knox became Major General Knox during the Revolutionary War and George Washington's first secretary of war. Both issues have pale, bluish-gray covers. The rear cover is missing from the March issue. Covers are aged, soiled, stained, dog-eared, creased and chipped. Spines gone. Edges are aged, curled and chipped. Interiors are aged, dog-eared, creased and, occasionally, very slightly foxed. The May issue is in somewhat better condition than the March issue. Several...
London: John Murray, 1869. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. iv, 570 pp. 8vo. Three quarter leather binding with raised bands, two faded red title patches, marbled paper inset into cover boards. Ex-library bookplates on front pastedown and first free endpaper. Slightly musty within but generally quite clean. Good.
London: J. and R. Tonson, 1738. Full Leather. First Edition. 299,  pp. 12mo. Full brown leather binding with five raised bands at spine, gold titling. Light scuffing from shelf wear, small losses at head and foot of spine. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Pages have darkened slightly from age, but quite clean within. Very Good.
Thomson, Hugh. London: Macmillan and Co., 1892. Hardcover. Third Edition. 110 pp. 12mo. Green cover boards feature red titling and designs on front and spine, some wear to corners and spine edges, and minor staining to front. Light spotty staining throughout. As well as illustrations, the text is accompanied by beautiful initial letters. Two previous owner's names on first free endpage. Good.
Worcester, MA: Stanbrook Abbey Press, 1967. Wraps. First Edition. viii, 9 pp. 8vo. Small 8vo with very pale green paper wraps, text printed on heavy rag paper with a deckled edge. Inscribed on the half-title page, inscribed back by the giftees to the gifter on the second free endpaper. Still covered in original glassine dust jacket.
Translated by the Benedictines of Stanbrook. Fine / fine.
London: Royal Society of London, 1869. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, v, , , 28, -812 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.
Thomas Andrews' (1813-1885) paper explaining his discovery of the "critical point," the temperature above which no gas can be liquified by any pressure. Also contains J. Norman Lockyer's "Spectroscopic Observations of the Sun. -- No. II" (pp. 425-444). Very Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1856. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, , v, -951 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.
Thomas Andrews (1813-1885) shows that ozone is oxygen in allotropic form. Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches--Thirtieth Series" (pp. 159-180); G. B. Airy's "Account of Pendulum Experiments Undertaken in the Harton Colliery, for the Purpose of Determining the Mean Density of the Earth" (Volume 146 pp. 297-355, 1856); and William Thomson's "The Bakerian Lecture. On the Electro-dynamic Qualities of Metals" (pp. 649-751). Very Good.
Asai, Shimpe. Tokyo: Canon Group, 1977. First Edition. Unpag. 4to. Titling in Japanese and embossed in gold on front cover and spine. Slight soiling to the ivory cloth covers. Clean and crisp within. All text in Japanese.
Drawing inspiration from Ernest Hemigway, a series of color photographs by photographer Shimpe Asai.
London: Faber & Faber, 1960. Hardcover. First Edition. First English Edition. 91 pp. Cover has bright gilt on spine. Upper front corner barely creased. Feps lightly shadowed by dj flaps. Solid green dj has black type, red accents. Unclipped dj has only tiny chips at upper left front edge and lower right front. Text is clean and crisp. Very Good / As New.
Hartford, CT: Allen S. Stillman & Co., 1844. Full Leather. First Edition. viii, 624 pp. 8vo. Scuffing and wear to leather covered boards, gold embossed titling to spine, front hinge starting, front and rear at top edge. Foxing throughout, colored engraving at frontispiece, 1 folding map at front in very good condition. Small, shallow chunks have been worn out at base of text block. Does not impact text. Some notes in ink at base of a few pages within. Very Good.
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1900. Hard Cover. First Edition. First US Edition. 8vo. 392 pp. 12mo. Blue cloth covered boards with gold and green decorative border and grapevine motif on cover boards that is also duplicated on spine. Light scuffing to covers, bumping to corners. Gift inscription to previous owner in ink on first free endpaper. Very Good.
New York: S. Gould, 1821. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. First American Edition. 7, xi, 77 pp (actually only 67, irregular pagination that follows the London edition). 8vo. Boards detached from spine, spine worn and chipped with no titling or original leather present. First free endpaper and rear has losses at edges, is loose and laid in. First signature that includes title page is loose, remaining text block tight. Foxing and age toning throughout. A prime candidate for rebinding. Fair.