Cambridge: University Press - Hilliard and Metcalf, 1819. Wraps. 16 pp. A fragile, paper-bound, listing of the faculty and students in residence at Harvard in October 1819. Rear cover is missing. Lower right-hand corner is missing from the front cover and first page, which means that a portion of the final listing on the page of "Officers" (faculty) is torn off. Entire contents are somewhat torn and tattered with several paper patches over the worst portions. However, precautions were taken to prevent the repairs from obliterating any of the text. Covers are somewhat aged, soiled, sun-struck and foxed. Brief pencil notations on front cover and, occasionally, in the margins. Interior is aged, soiled, stained and foxed. This pamphlet's value is in its contents, not its...
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.
Basle, Switzerland: The Society of Chemical Industry, 1969. Wraps. First Edition. 8vo. Light scuffing to all issues from use. An important publication in the history and technology of fabric and textiles.
Issues cover the following topics: 1969/1: Alginates; 1969/2: Greek Contemporary Handweaving; 1969/3: Bamboo. Very 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 Haven, CT: Yale University Printing Service/Stinehour Press, 1994. Wraps. First Edition. A slipcased edition of facsimiles of the following three titles: "The American Revolution" by Robert Rhymer, "The Juvenile National Calerndar," and "The Pilgrims." Also includes a a 4 pp. introductory brochure by Betsy Beinecke Shirley, whose collection (the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children's Literature) the originals were reproduced from and now resides in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Set is encased in a red heavy cardborad slipcase with a paper label.
Produced in an edition of 250 copies. Fine.
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.
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.
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.
London: Oxford University Press, 1863. Full Leather. As. Unpag. A Webb/Holmes Family Bible. Beautiful tooled leather cover stamped with rules and frames in black, surrounding gilt personalization "H.G.C." Five raised bands on spine, with title in gilt and black decorative designs. Corners and extremities a little rubbed and worn, but basically very good. All edges gilt. Lovely red marbled feathery eps. T.p. reads: "The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the original tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by his majesty's special command. " Appointed to be read in churches.... Printed at the University Press. Sold by E. Gardner and Son...and by all booksellers. Printed in easy-to-read large type in double columns, with the Apocrypha separating.....
Florence: Leonardo Ciardetti, 1823-1824. Full leather. First Edition. First Ciardetti Edition. 8 books in 4 volumes. Vol. I, I-II: 331, 322 pp.; Vol. II, III-IV: 284, 290 pp.; Vol. III, V-VI: 346, 354 pp.; Vol. IV, VII-VIII: 200, 388 pp. Full brown leather bindings with five raised bands at spines, gold embossed titling, intricate decoration in compartments between bands. Scraping and chipping to bindings, deep scratches to foot of spine on Volumes I-III, 3/4" tear at head of spine of Volume IV. Intricate dentelles at pastedowns, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled to match endpapers. Rear hinge starting at top rear board of Volume I. Text in Italian Bookplate of Rev. Richard Pulteney on pastedown of each volume.
A scarce set when complete. Good.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1928. Hard Cover. First Edition. 236 pp. Based on a story by Herman Bang that was then scripted as the movie "4 Devils" in 1928 and starring Anders Randolf, Barry Norton, Charles Morton, and Janet Gaynor. Novelized by Guy Fowler, it is the story of a group of aerialists, their lives, loves and tragedy. Light scuffing to dust jacket from shelf wear including a black smudge across the main title on front panel, minor chipping at edges, now in mylar cover. Red cloth covered boards with black titling that is clean and crisp. Interior crisp with light age toning to pages due to quality of the paper. Very Good / 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: 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...
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: Morgan & Morgan, Inc., 1962 & 1972. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printings. xvi, 335, xv, 535 pp. 4to. Small chips and tears at edges of dust jackets, sunning to the spine on Volume I, both now in mylar cover. Clean and crisp within.
Important bibliographic reference in the field of photography. Fine / very good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1857. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, , -906, , 19 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. Very Good.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1952. Full Leather. First Edition. xix, 433 pp. 8vo. Burgundy leather binding with title gold embossed to spine, Boswell's monogram blind embossed on cover. Marbled endpapers, silk ribbon bound in, top edge gilt. Produced for members of the Book Collectors Society in an edition of 250, this being #115. Fine.
New York: Tribune Printing Company, 1940. Comb Binding. First Edition. Unpag. Folio. Square yellow paper covered boards with black titling to cover board, black plastic comb binding at spine. Comb is missing a few teeth at the foot. Scuffing overall with light bumping to corners, minor losses. Some foxing and spotting to endpapers and title page. Twenty-one (21) full page photographs at recto, explanatory note facing page verso, tri-fold panorama photograph second to last in series. Images clean.
Inscribed by someone other than Alfredo Boulton on first free endpaper to Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973). Elisofon was active as a photographer from 1935 through his death in 1973 and was a staff photographer/correspondent for LIFE Magazine from 1942 through 1972. During his time with LIFE Elisofon pursued...
London: Royal Society of London, 1838. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, , -312, 16,  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.
William Bowman (1816-1892) won the Royal Society of London's Royal Medal for this paper detailing his discovery of a key component of the nephron, now known as "Bowman's Capsule" which is the first step in the kidney's filtration of blood in the process that results in urine. Also contains J. Frederic Daniell's: "Sixth Letter on Voltaic Combinations" (pp. 137-155). Very Good.