Cambridge: University Press - Hilliard and Metcalf, 1821. Wraps. First Edition. 16 pp., several pages are unopened. A fragile, paper-bound, listing of the faculty and students in residence at Harvard in October 1821. Rear cover is missing. Front cover is somewhat aged, soiled, sun-struck and very slightly foxed. Brief ink notation on front cover. Interior is somewhat aged and, occasionally slightly soiled and/or foxed. Cross reference: our books #003623, 003624, 004113-004124. Good.
Brooke, L. Leslie. London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd. n.d. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. 4to. ca. 1920. Tan wraps have brown drawing of goose strolling through trees. Red lettering on front. Edges are lightly worn and soiled. Contents occasionally soiled, mostly in margins. Binding, possibly sewn, is no longer in evidence. Wonderful color ills. are all full-page; smaller b/w ills. within text. A nice copy of a perennial favorite. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1839. Hardcover. As. 332 pp. B/w frontis. engraving of Sir Francis Drake, 2 other steel engraved portraits inside. Subtitle: "Including an Introductory View of the Earlier Discoveries in the South Sea, and the History of the Bucaniers." Brown cover soiled. Corners lightly bumped. Spine ends creased. Small insect holes on spine hinges. Bright gilt lettering on spine "The Family Library No. 30" in embellished box. Binding tight. Lightly foxed throughout; perfectly readable. Very Good.
Buffalo, NY: Adam, Meldrum & Anderson Co. 1897. Hard Cover. First Edition. 12 "accordion" pages. Covers are of a tan pebble-textured imitation leather. Front cover has blind-stamped lettering and illustrations. Covers are slightly warped. Spine and covers are somewhat edge-worn. Spine ends and corners are bumped and frayed to the boards. Interior consists of 12 pages, hinged together accordion style, so that all the photos may be viewed together as one, long, continuous sheet. Each page has one or more b/w photos which are tinted with varying shades of brown. The only text appears on the rear paste-down -- a couple of brief narratives entitled, "Facts and Figures about the "Electric City, 1897" and "Niagara Falls." Interior is very slightly aged and worn. Very Good.
Manchester, England: n.d. Hardcover. First Edition. Mid to late 19th century. Unpag. 16mo. Black cloth boards with light scuffing, tear at head of spine, small rectangle has been excised from front cover and the word, "Patents" written on the cardboard beneath in black ink.
Manuscript notebook listing over 400 patents relating to dyeing many types of textiles, includes name of patentee, details of the process, chemical formula. Over 50 drawings of process, apparatus and equipment. Topics include: apparatus for hosiery dyeing, manufacture of ink from wasted dye liquor, Prussian blue from gaswork refuse, steaming yarns and piece-goods in a wet sate, etc. Patents date from 1836-1886.According to the handwritten address on first free endpaper, notebook was compiled by A. S. Liebman & Thuler of 20...
Wilder, Dave. Moab, UT: Back of Beyond Books, 2015. Three Quarter Leather. Limited Edition. (10), 39, (1) pp. 4to. Black leather spine and corners, gold embossed titling and barbed wire border on cover board, marbled endpapers. Clean and crisp within.
An ingenious commemoration of the 25th Anniversary year of Back of Beyond Books in Moab, Utah. This limited edition of Abbey's essay given as an address at the University of Montana on April 1, 1985 (April Fool's Day) was crafted to resemble a reporter's notebook and contains a facsimile of Abbey's typed and much annotated manuscript for the essay, with even the typescript paper stained and feeling like the original. Also includes an essay by Brooke Williams and Dave Wilder's piece, "Manifesto." Published in an...
Boston: Bowles and Dearborn, 1829. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. xv, 256 pp. 8vo. Leather spine is worn and tattered at top; it has been repaired, but gilt title is still legible. There is some clear tape on the cover, and other signs of tape having been removed. Corners bumped and frayed, edges worn, marble paper inset on covers. Ex-library with label on inside front cover, blind embossed on title page, and previous owner's signature on first free endpaper. Preliminary pages and several pages at the end of the book foxed.
Abbot was Pastor of the First Church in Beverly, Mass., where he died before the publication of this book. A Harvard graduate, he journeyed to Cuba seeking relief from a "pulmonary condition." His travelogue...
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. viii, 488, 592 pp. 8vo. Blue leather spine and cover corners, five raised bands to spine, gold titling, blue cloth insets to covers, Scuffing and wear to boards, bumping to corners, small losses at corners, front board hinge starting at head of hinge. Top edges gilt. Clean within. 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.
Airy determines the mean density of the earth. Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches--Thirtieth Series" (pp. 159-180); William Thomson's "The Bakerian Lecture. On the Electro-dynamic Qualities of Metals" (pp. 649-751); and William Andrews' "On the Constitution and Properties of Ozone" (pp. 1-13). Very 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: Ward, Locke & Co., Limited, n.d. Vellum. As. xxxvii, 340 pp. 16mo. Vellum covered boards with gold embossed decoration to covers and spine. Light soiling and rubbing to covers. Marbled endpapers and more than 30 albumen photos illustrating the text with landscapes, sculpture, and other views of Italy. Very Good.
Browne, Gordon. London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1901. Hardcover. First Edition. 279 pp. 12mo. Red publisher's binding with illustration of a young man leaping up from his chair on the cover; illustration elements repeated on spine. Light bumping to corners,slight lean to text block, front hinge starting at top, clean within. A rare volume with illustrations by Gordon Browne. Very Good.
Sweden, ME: Ives Street Press, 1991. Wraps. Limited Edition. Unpag. 12mo. Turqoise paper covers with a paper-laced binding at spine. Green first free endpapers with a collage of pressed flowers from the printer's garden on the second free endpaper. Housed in original purple cloth clamshell box with pasted paper label at spine, prospectus laid in.
Printed by Barbara Cash at the Ives Street Press in the summer of 1991. Printed in an 11 point Monotype Walbaum set by Golgonooza Letter Foundry on Hayle paper sewn into turqouise Saint Armand wrappers. Printed in an edition of 100 copies, this being #22 and signed by the printer on the colophon. Fine.
Thomson, Hugh. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1901. Hard Cover. As. 198 pp. Color ills. tipped in. Later edition, smaller size. Still a large, handsome book, with Alice Blue covers stamped on front with a rope-style rule, gilt picture on front of young ladies at tea party. Bright gilt on spine. Spine is lightly sunned, and chipping a bit at head. Ink p.o. on ffep. 17 charming full-page ills. by Thomson make this a very special book, clean, tight, and absolutely charming! Very Good.
New York: The Methodist-Episcopal Church, 1840. Full Leather. Later. 357 pp. B/w frontis portrair. Subtitle: "Compiled from the narrative of Rev. Mr. Wesley; the Biographical notes of Rev. Mr. Gilpin; from this own letters, and other authentic documents, many of which were never before published." Tree calf covers have hosted bookworms in a few spots on front. Red title block on spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Corners rubbed. Occasional foxing starts on eps and continues sparingly throughout. Eps and a few pps. into text block have also been nibbled at edges. There is a printed bookplate on fpd, with a faint penciled signature on ffep. Contents are aged and occasionally discolored, but for the most part clean. Binding tight. A later edition of an...
Saskatoon, Canada: University of Saskatchewan, 1966. Wraps. First Edition. 71 pp. 4to. Light scuffing to covers, slight waffling to pages from once being wet.
"THE STRUCTURIST is an international art journal, founded in 1960 at the University of Saskatchewan by Eli Bornstein. Incorporating the root word structure, THE STRUCTURIST is concerned with the building processes of creation in Art, Architecture, and Nature. It focuses upon ideas in architecture and the arts – including painting, sculpture, design, photography, music and literature – their histories and relationships to each other, as well as to science, technology, and Nature." --From The Structurist publication site, http://www.usask.ca/structurist/. Very Good.