New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1931. Hardcover. As. 298 pp. 8vo. Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, small chips and tears at edges, now in mylar cover. Clean within. Very Good / Good.
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1927. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 351 pp. 8vo. Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, small chips and tears at edges, now in mylar cover. Clean within. Good / 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.
Boston, MA: Ticknor and Fields, 1862. Hardcover. First Edition. vii, 419, 16 [Ads] pp. Brown pebbled cloth boards with blind embossed design and border on cover boards, gold titling to spine which has faded, fraying and small losses to head and foot of spine. Dark brown endpapers with small bookseller label on front pastedown, additional bookseller stamp, blind embossed, on second free endpaper. Very light spotting on preliminary pages, overall quite clean. Very Good.
New York: Random House, 1996. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 193 pp. 8vo. Light scuffing to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Inscribed by author on title page. Clean and crisp within. Very Good / Very Good.
Newcastle: Printed for Emerson Charnley et al, 1820. Full-Leather. First Edition. Second Printing. (6), xl, 332 pp. 8vo. Pebble-textured leather covers are ruled front, back, and spine with gilt. Five raised bands on spine, gilt titles. All edges gilt. Lovely dentelles inside and on book edges, with traces of edgewear. Whispers of shelf-wear to covers. Bright marbled eps. There are occasional traces of foxing within. Binding tight, text clean. This 1820 re-issue of the 1784 Bewick's Fables contains the exquisite wood blocks from the original. Very Good.
New York: A. L. Burt Company, 1920. Hardcover. First Edition. First A. L. Burt Company edition. 318 pp. 8vo. Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Minor scuffing to cover board, clean within. Very good / Very Good.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1970. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 189 pp. 8vo. Light wear and scuffing to dust, now in mylar cover. Very Good / Very Good.
Bourdelle, Pierre. New York: Pierre Boudelle Studio/Albert Carman, 1945. Portfolio. Limited Edition. , 53 plates. Elephant Folio. Blue cloth portfolio with the title, WAR embossed in gold on front board. Fading and scuffing to boards, sunning has darkened spine. Plates and text all on loose sheets, quite clean.
Pierre Bourdelle (1901-1966) was an artist born in France and the son of sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. Pierre Bourdelle was the most active in the United States and completed a number of commissions for murals and other designs for the railroad industry. This work included murals for Cincinnati's Union Terminal in 1933, work on the California Zephyr, murals and reliefs for ocean liners, and architectural projects. Bourdelle served as a volunteer ambulance driver for the American Field Service...
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.
Paris: Garnier Freres, 1926. Half Leather. As. Late 19th, early 20th century. 390 pp. Red marbled paper boards with leather spine with four raised bands, gold embossed titling. Marbled endpapers with previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Clean throughout. Text in French. Very Good.
Edinburgh, Scotland: Archibald Constable and Co., 1824. Wraps. First Edition. 8 [advertisement], iv, -392 pp. 8vo. 8 plates. Original paper wraps with wear and considerable chipping at edges, majority of spine paper missing, still tight with no loose pages.
David Brewster (1781-1868) was best know for his work in the field of optics. This paper details his experiments in double refraction which led to the discovery of the Photoelastic Effect. Double refraction, or birefringence, is where light splits and takes two slightly different paths through a material. Good.
n.d. Wraps. Third Edition. 31 pp. 8vo. Slight toning to edges of cover. Clean within. Very Good.
Bramanti, Bruno. New York/Verona, Italy: The Limited Editions Club/Officina Bodoni. Hardcover. xxvii, 228 pp. 4to. Quarter cloth binding with brown cloth spine and gold embossed titling, paper covered boards with a blocked print design. Light sunning to spine. Interiors clean and crisp. Original descriptive piece for this edition laid in.
Printed by Giovanni Mardesteig at The Officina Bodoni with woodcut illustrations by Bruno Bramanti, produced in an edition of 1500 copies, this is copy # 825 signed by Mardesteig & Bramanti at the colophon. Very Good.
Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989. Full Leather. First Edition. Presentation Edition. Full leather binding with gold embossed titling and decoration to cover and spine. All edges gilt. Clean, crisp copy. Signed by author on commemorative bookplate pasted to first free endpaper indicating this is #261 of 1,000 copies of the "Presentation Edition." Fine.
Seattle: National Park Service Pacific Northwest Region, 1995. Wraps. First Edition. vii, 210 pp. 4to. Green card stock wraps with black printed titling to cover and spine. Ex-library with call number taped to base of spine, card pocket pasted to inside front cover. Errata slip laid in.
Administrative History of Fort Clatsop, the reconstructed fort that was the location of Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery's winter headquarters in 1805-1806. Fine.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1937. Hardcover. First Edition. Fourteenth Printing. x, 340 pp. 8vo. Wear and scuffing to red cloth coveres, slight fading to titling at spine, gilt titling on cover board, fraying at head and foot of spine. Clean within. Good.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1957. Hardcover. First Edition. Third Printing. 235 pp. 8vo. Light wear and scuffing on dust jacket due to shelf wear, small tears at top of front panel, small tear at head and foot of rear panel, now in mylar cover. Light staining to endpapers and head of cover boards. Good / Good.
Milan, Italy: Automobilia, 1989. Hardcover. First Edition. 111 pp. 4to. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover. Text in Italian, English & French. Fine / fine.
Boston and New York: Houghton Miffiln Company, 1912. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Edition, Second Printing (Half-title after the title page). 175 pp. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards that have darkened slightly with age, darker at spine, bumping to corners. Previous owner's name on small pasted label at bottom right of front pastedown. Slight age toning to endsheets from age.
Willa Cather's first novel. Very Good.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. Hardcover. First Edition. Third Printing. 303 pp. 8vo. Previous owner's name and date of acquisition on first free endpaper. Light scuffing overall, heavy to spine with faded titling. Good.
Tilling, Robert. The Celandine Press, 1986. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. 4to. Blue marbled paper boards with black buckram cloth spine. Clean, crisp copy with 6 tipped in plages by Robert Tilling.
Printed in an edition of 250 copies, 75 bound in quarter-leathe and 225 in quarter buckram, this being #154 of the latter. Fine.
Dourgne, Tarn: De L'abbaye d'En-Calcat, 1944. Leather. Limited Edition. 417 pp. 4to. Beautiful, rich, rust-brown leather binding by Bennett of New York. Covers have decorative, blind-stamped, bright gilt corners, rules and central geometric pattern. Spine has four raised bands, bright, blind-stamped gilt lettering and decoration. Top edge gilt, marble endpapers. Text is highlighted with red, black and white initial capital letters and margins are set off by red rules. Interior is clean, crisp and tight. 14 full-page medieval-style illuminated illustrations with gilt highlights. A fine Bennett binding.
No. 913 of 1000. In addition, at the rear are several pages set up for filling-in with family tree information and several others, with decorative borders, for attaching, marriage, birth, death certificates, etc. Very good.
New York, NY: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1969. Hard Cover. First Edition. Fourth Printing. Chips and tears to cover, price clipped, some soiling. Water stain at bottom right corner of front cover. Good / Good.
New York: Grove Press, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 293 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Signed by the author on the title page. In a orange cloth slipcase that replicates the titling on the dust jacket, part of the Powell's Books Indiespensable Program. Fine / fine.