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London: Allan Bell & Co., 1837. Full Leather. First American. Originally bound in two volumes comprising the entire set of four volumes. Original leather covered boards with border of gold and blind embossing. Professionally re-backed in burgundy leather with three raised bands and gold tilting with matching full leather slipcase with marbled paper lining. Endpapers also replaced. Photographs gladly provided. Very Good.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. Hardcover. Second Edition. 196 pp. 8vo. Wear and scuffing to the dust jacket, small chip missing at head of front panel near spine, sunning to spine has darkened it slghtly, now in mylar cover. Blue paper patterned boards with blue cloth spine and gold embossed titling, light bumping to corners. Clean within.
One of the standard reference books for any serious book collecto. An early edition. Very Good / Very Good.
Chester Springs, PA: Dufour Editions, Inc., 1969. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 240 pp. 8vo. Scuffing to dust jacket, some staining, small closed tear at upper left corner of front panel, now in mylar cover. Some stainng to foredge, clean within.
A survey of the work of the following presses: Daniel, Kelmscott, Vale, Eragny, Ashendene, Essex House, Doves, Golden Cockerel, Gregynog, and Shakespeare Head. Fine / very good.
Dallas, TX: Pressworks Publishing, 1981. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. 90 pp. 4to. Light buff colored blank dust jacket. Quarter cloth binding with list of books within printed on pastepaper cover, very light color variation. Clean and crisp with errata slip laid in.
Published in an edition of 225 copies, 1-200 offered for sale. Unisgned, and appears to be copy "B", see photograph. Fine / Fine.
London: Royal Society of London, 1787/1821/1833. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. Volume I: Vol. 1-70. 801 pp. 8vo. Volume II: Vol. 71-110 & 111-120. 225, 101 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling, call number labels on each volume. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.
Complete printed indexes of Volumes 1-120 of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Each index arranged in two formats, alphabetical by subject and alphabetical by author. Rare in having three complete indexes (in two volumes) covering the years 1665 to 1830, Vol I: 1665-1780; Vol. II 1781-1820 & 1821-1830. Very Good.
New York: The University Society Inc., 1917. Hardcover. As. 4to. Green cloth boards with gold embossed titling to spine, "Nature Lovers Library" logo on lower right corner of the front board of each volume. Slight scuffing to covers from use, very clean within. Encyclopedic set on the natural world with both color and black and white illustrations. In original, rare wood shipping crate, emblazoned with "Nature Lovers Library. Six Volumes. Buckram" on ends. Lacking lid. Heavy set, will require additional shipping. Very Good.
New York: Swann Galleries, 2005-2007. Wraps. First Edition. First Printing. 162, 170, 187 pp. 4to. Light wear and scuffing but very clean with no markings within. Absentee bid sheets removed from Volumes I and II. Prices realized for each auction laid into each volume.
Christian Fechner (1944-2008) was one of the premiere collectors of magic memorabilia. This three part sale, over three years, was one of the largest of its kind and was completed a year before Fechner's death at the age of 64. Very Good.