London: Parry, Blenkarn & Co., 1847. Hardcover. First One-Volume Edition. 434 pp. B/w ills. Rebound. Black cloth cover has a few "bubbles" on front. Red leather title block on spine, set off w/ gilt rules. Spine worn at both ends. Previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper. Prelims lightly foxed, with occasional foxing throughout. Frontis and title page w/ills by "Phiz," H.K. Browne, his first appearance in print. 19 more b/w plates intact. Binding clean and tight. Very good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. Hardcover. First Edition. First US Edition. 470 pp. Folio. Red cloth covered boards with gold embossed decorative border with crown in the center both on front cover board and spine. Spine has faded from sunning. Red decorated endpapers that replicate cover design. Text block has gilded edges all around, slightly shaken in boards. Previous owner's bookplate on second free endpaper. Highly illustrated with drawings and photographs. Very good.
Richmond, VA: State Commission on Conservation and Development, 1934. Wraps. Second. 77 pp. B/w ills. and map frontis. Written in collaboration w/ H.J. Eckenrode, Va. State Historian. Gray wraps titled in black front and spine have yapped edges. Edges a bit creased. Clever eps are patterned to look like hinges on old gates. A collection of 35 historical sites are described, illustrated with b/w woodcut-style drawings. A nicely done book from the Old Dominion State. Very Good.
Bangkok. Thailand: Siva Phorn Limited Partnership, 1959. Hardcover. First Edition. 4to. Dust jacket has light wear and scuffing, black with the Lacquer Pavilion at Suan Pakkad Palace reproduced in gold, small tear at head of spine on rear panel. Clean within. Chronicle of the life of Prince Chumbhot of Thailand and his beloved Lacquer Pavillion illustrated with photographs and drawings of both. Very good / very good.
London: John Murray, 1829-1837. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 16 mo. Red leather spines with gold embossed titling, red cloth insets on cover boards, marbled endpapers. Slight wear and scuffing to covers, eaxch volume has a slight crease on front hinge of each volume. Top edges gilded. Clean within.
Volume 5 is a second edition, published in 1837. Very Good.
Shepherd, Thos. H. London: Jones & Co., 1827-1829. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 160, iii; vi, 12 (Subjects), 172, ii (List of Engravings). Both volumes have red leather spine with five slightly raised bands, gold embossed titling and decoration, losses at head and foot of spine. Volume I front board hanging by one cord, considerable foxing to frontispiece engraving and first title page with engraving of Temple Bar, From the Strand. Volume II front board detached. Marbled endpapers, considerable foxing to frontispiece engraving and first title page with engraving of Sussex Place at Regent's Park; this title page appears to have suffered water damage and was re-backed with another sheet of paper by a binder, second title page undamaged. Light foxing throughout, including the numerous...
University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1973. Hard Cover. First Edition. Stunning volume devoted to the Palazzo da Porto Festa, designed by Andrea Palladio, with a history of the building, period drawings, measured drawings, etc. Volume is in pristine conditon with a poor original slipcase. Fine / Fine.
Albany, NY: Preservation League of New York State, 1984. Soft Cover. First Edition. 60 pp. Catalogue based on the film of the same name written and narrated by Brendan Gill. Inscribed by Gill on title page, "With season's greetings from Brendan Gill" with a small Christmas Tree watercolor executed by him beneath.
Signed by Author. Fine.