West Burke, VT: The Janus Press, 1977. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. Dark mustard yellow wraps with Helen Siegel wood cut printed in blue-gray on cover. Helen Siegl's wood cuts illustrate the text. Edition was handset in Bembo, titles in Mehart Uncial, printed on Kozu with Strathmore covers. Limited to 300 copies. Inscribed in pencil by Janus Press Founder Claire Van Vliet at the colophon. Fine.
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West Burke, VT: The Janus Press, 1977. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. Heavy purple wraps with Helen Siegel wood cut of two doves over a cross printed in black on cover. Helen Siegl's wood cuts illustrate the text. Edition was handset and printed on Korean with Strathmore covers. Limited to 350 copies, inscribed in pencil by Janus Press Founder Claire Van Vliet at the colophon. Fine.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1929. very good. First Edition. Second Printing. 91 pp. 8vo. Light wear and chipping to dust jacket, has darkened from sunning, small loss at top of front panel; small loss at head of spine that continues around back panel, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth covered boards with gold embossed titling to spine, previous owner's name written neatly in ink on first free endpaper. Clean within.
The noted English astronomer and physicist writes about the spiritual side of life. Fine / good.
London: H. Murray, 1795. Half Leather. First Edition. First English Edition. lxiii, vi, 515, viii, xxviii, 520 pp. 8vo. 6 plates in Volume I, 14 plates in Volume II. Brown leather spines with gold incised bands, dark brown leather patch title with gold embossed titling. Marbled paper boards with faux-vellume corners. Clean within, light foxing to both text and plates.
At the invitation of King Frederick the Great of Prussia, Leonhard Euler (1707–1783) tutored the Princess of Anhalt-Dessau, the king's niece. Over the next several years, Euler wrote more than 200 letters to her on a broad range of subjects relating to physics and mathematics, as well as offering insights into Euler's personality and religious beliefs. Very Good.
London: Charles Knight & Co., 1845. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. iv, 230 pp., iv, 294 pp. Three quarter leather with brown leather at spine and corners, four raised bands with gold embossed titling that has faded, volume numbers still somewhat bright. Wear and chipping to covers, losses at corners, marble paper insets on each volume scuffed as well. Front pastedown of each volume split at gutter, text block still attached to cover board by cords.
William Paley's famous and influential work, Natural Theology, with significant commentary. Published in four volumes, bound as two. Good.
London: Various, 1809, 1845, 1846, 1850, 1855. Full Leather. Various. Collection of nine volumes by and about Sydney Smith varying publication dates and editions bound uniformly by Bickers & Son, London. "Two Volumes of Sermons" (2 Volumes; London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1809) First Edition. "The Works of Sydney Smith" (3 Volumes; London: Longman, Brown Green, and Longmans, 1845) Third Edition. "Sermons Preached at St. Paul's Cathedral, The Foundling Hospital, and Several Churches in London; Together With Others Addressed to a Country Congregation" (London: Longman, Brown Green, and Longmans, 1846) First Edition. "Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy, Delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1804, 1805, and 1806" (London: Longman, Brown Green, and Longmans, 1850) Second Edition. "A Memoir of The Reverend Sydney...
Philadelphia, PA: A. J. Holman Company, 1971. Full Leather. As. 280, 166 [Concordance], 22,  maps pp. 8vo. Flexible black leather binding with gold embossed titling to spine, all edges gilt, black ribbon marker. Black leather binding. Housed in custom clamshell box.
A unique, humorous, and poignant item, E. B. White's (1899-1985) personal Bible. Unique in that White has signed the Bible on the second free endpaper, humorous in that he has filled out the pre-printed gift presentation page to himself on May 28, 1975, on the occasion of "his buying a new Bible," and poignant that the only indication of any use is his recording of the death of his wife on the pre-printed page for family information: "Katharine Sergeant White July 20, 1977."...