New York: Harper & Brothers, 1839. Hardcover. As. 236 pp. Brown cover is soiled. Corners lightly bumped. Spine slightly creased top and bottom. Bookworms have invaded the front spine hinge. Bright gilt lettering on spine "The Family Library No. 58" in embellished box. Binding tight. Minimal foxing throughout. Another in the Harper Family Series, this title "delineating the leading facts relating to the Intellectual Powers, and....tracing the principles which ought to guide us in the Investigation of Truth." With "questions for the examination of students." Very Good.
New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 2014. Hardcover. Facsmilie Edition. viii, 400 pp. 8vo. Very clean dust jacket with two miniscule tears at the base of the spine. Clean, crisp copy of the beautifully designed first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous published to commemorate the 75th anniversary of its publication. Fine / Very Good.
Boston: T. Bedlington, 1828. Hard Cover. 218 pp. Boards are discolored, corners bumped. Black spine w/ gilt lettering is chipped head and foot, front hinge starting. Interior foxed. Pencil notations on rear eps. A tight pocket-sized copy of this classic work. At 170 years old, it's not perfect, but it is intact and readable. Very Good.
Portsmouth, NH: Oracle Press, 1812. Full Leather. Second Edition. xiv, 236,  pp. 12mo. Full brown leather binding with wear and scuffing, bumping to corners, some loss of leather at some corners, red patch title with gold embossing at spine. Bookplate of Hosea Starr Ballou on front pastedown, ownership signature of Francis B. Fay on first free endpaper.
Francis B. Fay (1793-1876) was the first Mayor of Chelsea, Massachusetts, and served a very short term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Massachusett's 2nd Congressional District from December 13, 1852 – March 3, 1853. Very Good.
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: Jonathan Cape, 1983. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. Slight shelf wear to dust jacket, in mylar cover. Previous owner's initials in ink on first free endpaper. Inscribed by author on title page. Pages have yellowed due to the quality of the paper.
Signed by Author. Very Good / Very Good.
Frankfurt and Leipzig: 1794. Half Leather. As. 222 pp + 172 pp. 8vo. Publisher not noted. Plain paper boards with brown calf spine and corners. Leather worn, with bumped corners, chipping along spine edges and extremities. Upper title block on spine is missing. Gilt on bands and second title block is wearing. Lovely marbling on side and bottom edges; top edges soiled. A different marbled pattern on eps, which are starting to split at front edge. Neat bookplate on verso fep. Could be missing frontis. Clean, tight copy of a classic, very rare with the two titles in one binding. Text in German. Very Good.
Lyon, France: Andre Olyer, 1669. Full Leather. As. , 677,  pp. 16mo. "Table des Matieres." Subtitle, "Exactement Purgee des Defauts des precedentes, selon le vray original." Original leather covers and spine are aged and lightly worn. Spine, with five raised bands, has faded gilt-decorated panels. Pasted-on dark red leather volume number and title. Volume number leather has a small portion of the left-hand side missing. Faint traces of gilt dentelles can still be seen on bands. 330 years of existence have left uniform edgewear and bumped corners. All page edges red. Inner front hinge cracked. Text, in French, is amazingly clean and tight. Very Good.
Paris: Félix Alcan, 1903. Half Leather. Sixth Edition. viii, 429, 575 pp. 8vo. Brown half-leather binding with five raised bands at spine, gold embossed titling, and marbled endpaper to cover boards. Marbled endpapers as well, clean within, toning to text pages due to the paper quality. Originally published in two volumes, they were rebound early on into one volume. Very Good.