London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1831. Hard Cover. New Edition. 383 pp. 16 pp. ads at rear. Green cloth covered boards with blind embossed borders, gold embossed crest at center of cover board, still bright; slightly dulled gold titling to spine, five raised bands. Cover is splitting at hinge of front cover board, interior gutter is free, rear gutter pastedown split, but binding tight. Light wear and soiling to interior. An important early work in the field of optics. Photographs gladly provided. Good.
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1905. Hard Cover. First Edition. 541 pp. Black cloth covere boards with blind embossed designs to boards, faded gold titling to spine. Previous owner's bookplate on first free endpapers, clean within. One entire section on the seaweed industries of Japan. 12 color plates that are sharp and crisp depicting turtles, jellyfish, etc. Wonderful reference. Very Good.
New York: International Puublishers. Hard Cover. First Edition. 149 pp. B/w photo ills. ND; postscript dated 1934. Spine & front cover have transparent title labels affixed, black lettering. Touches of wear and creasing to corners and spine ends. Ink number on ffep. Clean and tight text block, with two fold-out maps at end. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Huntington and Savage, 1846. Full-Leather. New Edition, Revised & Enlarged. 220 pp. B & w ills. Subtitle: "Practical, Elementary, and Physiological, with a new and full description of the plants of the United States, and cultivated exotics, etc. for the use of seminaries, private students, and practical botanists." Smooth calf covers are split at joints, tender but attached. Black title block on spine is lettered in gilt. There is one chip at head of spine. Corners rubbed. P.o. in ink on ffep. Penciled notes on blank leaf at back. Mrs. Lincoln was one of the 19th Century's foremost textbook authors. Her book, meant mostly for use in female academies and institutions, was revised and enlarged many times, and was considered the best of...
London: C. J. Clay and Sons, 1899. Hard Cover. First Edition. 248 pp., including index, plus 32 tables, many of which fold out. Subtitle, "As Shown in the Scientific Experiments to Test the Effects of Trawling and of the Closure of Certain Areas Off the Scottish Shores." Royal blue pebbled cloth covers and spine with bright gilt, blind-stamped rules. Front cover has a blind-stamped, bright gilt illustration of a purse seine. Rear cover has a blind-stamped, bright gilt nautical illustration. Spine is sun-struck, so its gilt lettering is slightly faded. Spine ends are bumped, worn and split. Corners are very slightly bumped and rubbed. Edges are slightly aged and/or soiled. Previous owner's bookplate, on front paste-down, is a copy of a woodblock print, "The Wave."...
London: James And John Knapton, 1729. Full-Leather. Second Edition. 285 pp. + 15 b/w fold-out charts. Leather cover is stamped with design of rules, inner frames with embellishments. The spine has been reinforced with a canvas backstrip glued down, with handwritten title. Cover has bumped and worn corners. Reinforcement is carried over front cover to paste-down. Endpapers are worn and soiled. Previous owner's label on paste-down, four other owners in ink on fly, one repeated on title page. The title page states "Illustrated with Dr. Samuel Clarke's Notes. Taken mostly out of Sir. Isaac Newton's Philosophy. With Additions....Done into English by John Clarke, D.D., Dean of Sarum." Some title page lettering in red, a most attractive presentation. Foxed throughout, it is tightly bound and very...
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1900. Hard Cover. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Brown cloth covered boards with embossed titling to spine and black embossed lines across top of spine and cover boards. Minor library stamping, card pocket still in rear of each volume. 2" tear at top of rear gutter of Volume II. Very Good.
Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1941. Soft Cover. First Edition. United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service. Miscellaneous Publication No. 421. Stiff paper covers, cloth strip for reinforced spine which is beginning to split top and bottom. Soiling to front and rear covers from age. Clean within. Very Good.
Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1927. Half Leather. 27th Edition. 692 pp. B/w engraved frontis portrait. Handsome binding of red and black marbled boards backed with textured red leather spine having four raised bands and gilt title. Corners are slightly bumped and there is edgewear to bottom edges. Interesting eps are a striated tan cloth overlaid by a red design. On first fly is an inscription indicating this was a school prize, with different ownership in ink below. Contents uniformly aged, clean, and tight. Text entirely in French. A striking addition to any library. Very Good Plus.