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Anecdota Scowah, Issues Number One Through Number Five
1 Anecdota Scowah, Issues Number One Through Number Five
San Francisco, CA The Grabhorn Press First Edition Pamphlet Very Good Plus Limited Edition Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Consists of the first five numbered issues of Anecdota Scowah. Privately printed by the Grabhorn Press for members of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco in a limited edition. Folio, printed wrappers. 13.5 x 9.25 inches. Wrappers with just a touch of age-fading at the edges and very clean. Exceptionally clean internally. No tears, stains, or other remarkable demerits noted. A Very Good Plus set. No. 1, no publication date, 250 copies. No. 2, April 1, 1957, 300 copies. No. 3, April 1, 1958, 300 copies. No. 4, April 1, 1960, 300 copies. No. 5, April 1, 1962, 300 copies. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Beskrivelse over Danske Mynter og Medailler. I Den Kongelige Samling
2 Beskrivelse over Danske Mynter og Medailler. I Den Kongelige Samling
Copenhagen, Denmark N. Møller og Sön 1791 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Minus No Jacket Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall Fehrenholtz, G.; Bradt, F. L. 
Description of Danish Coins and Medals, the Royal Collection. Two volumes. First volume with title page dated 1791, Dansk Medailler og Mynter det Kongelige Kabinet. Second volume continues with part of the 1791 text and plates and also contains [in whole or in part] the addendum of 1794, Tillaeg til Beskrivelsen over Dansk Mynter og Medailler, I den Kongelige Samling. Edited by Georg Nielsen, Frederik Adam Müller and others. This substantial work was printed in antiqua by the Danish printer Nicolaus Møller. The large vignettes of the title page and of the introduction [Indledning] page of the first volume were engraved (and possibly drawn) by F.L. Bradt. The title page, in neo-classic style, and the part-title pages were engraved by G. Fehrenholtz. Elephant folio. 17 x 12 inches (424 x 289 mm). LXIV, 240; [ii], 619-812, [2] pages, with 91 full-page engraved plates in the first volume and with 118 full-page engraved plates in the second volume. According to some sources, but unconfirmed, there were 344 engraved plates in the complete three-volume edition, i.e., the two-volume set issued in 1791 and the supplement issued in 1794; missing in this copy offered for sale are, presumably, text pages 241-618 and corresponding plates for C. IV, F. III and C. V. Rebound. Bindings appear to be circa 1940s or 50s. Rust colored buckram binding, with spines lettered in gilt. Moderately bumped spine heads and tails and corners. As to each volume there is a crack between two gatherings [between the half title page and the title page of the first volume and between pages 600 and 641 of the second volume]. More a cosmetic issue than a structural issue, as the text blocks remain firmly attached to the bindings. Strong and fairly thick paper, not brittle or fragile. Occasional light spotting to the pages and plates, much less than one might expect in volumes of this age, and with most plates free of any spotting or soiling. First and only edition of the principal work on Danish numismatics. This monumental work is illustrated with finely engraved plates based on the massive collections of historical coins and medallions held in the Danish Royal Collection. Featured are coins and medallions of kings of the Oldenburg line, beginning with Christian I and ending with Christian VII, who was on the throne at the time of publication of this book. Featured are Christian I, Hans, C. II, Frederick I, C. III, and F. II. Largely absent are C. IV, F. III and C. V. [except for Plate III, Vol. II, Section "Samling af Medailler over Kongerne af den Oldenborgske Stamme" and Plates I-III, Vol. II, "Sigiller"] Continuing with F. IV, C. VI, F. V, and C. VII. The edition of 1791 consisted of two volumes: Text-volume: LXIV, 819, (4) pp. Plate-volume: engraved title page, 17 engraved part-titles and 319 (all) full page engraved plates. The edition of 1794 was an addendum or supplement and consisted of title page [2] 36 pages of text and, apparently, up to 25 full page plates. Bibliotheca Danica II:587. Slipped in is a lovely copy of the catalog, Ancient, English and Foreign Coins and Medallions, Christie's London, December 8, 1987, in which a similar copy of this book was listed at Lot 316. 
Price: 2750.00 USD
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Bookplates from the Boston Public Library
3 Bookplates from the Boston Public Library
Boston, MA, U.S.A. First Edition Unbound Near Fine Manuscript 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall 
Offered is a collection of approximately 30 different bookplates from the Boston Public Library, plus a few duplicates, as well as some bookplates associated with the Library of the University of Virginia. Presumed first printings though a few may be reissues. Many of the bookplates are from various collections in the Boston Public Library and their donations. Several appear to date to the early 20th century. A range of sizes from 24mo to smaller. Most are printed in B&W. A few with black and carmine colored lettering and design. Immensely clean; no evidence of tears or creasing. Condition is Near Fine to Fine. With thanks to James P. Keenan for the following Boston-related note regarding his bookplate business: "I spent days-weeks-months visiting libraries, looking at bookplates, learning about the artists, compiling checklists and evaluating condition of the plates. My friends and I would schedule appointments to visit the Print Department at the Boston Public Library. We’d spend hours at the library looking at bookplates and talking about the designs. Librarians would generally offer me one or several of their library’s bookplates as did bookbinders and printers that I worked with." 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Ecclesiastes, the Words of the Preacher, the Son of David, King in Jerusalem
4 Ecclesiastes, the Words of the Preacher, the Son of David, King in Jerusalem
Iowa City, IA Prairie Press First Edition Thus Pamphlet Very Good Plus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
No publication date given. This is believed to be one of 375 copies, but there is no limitation information to be found in the pamphlet. This book has been designed, handset and printed by Carroll Coleman at the Prairie Press in Iowa City. The type is American Uncial, cut by Victor Hammer. The paper is W&A ash white Arak.This is a sewn pamphlet of 25 numbered pages. Approx. 9.75 x 8.25 inches. Light gray-blue paper wrappers, with some minor mottling and with a 1/8 inch tear at the spine head, again quite minor. Else quite clean. The front wrapper with Ecclesiastes stamped in red. A Very Good Plus copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Iter Germanico-Helveticum
5 Iter Germanico-Helveticum
New York, New York, U.S.A. The Grolier Club of New York 1973 First Edition Buckram Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Presumed first printing. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. viii and 100 numbered pages, with a pristine B&W fold-out map and two B&W photos. Red buckram binding, with crisp gold lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. An immaculate copy, and very tight. Almost certainly unread. No remainder marks. With the original acetate dust jacket. A Fine copy in a Fine DJ. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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Quinti Curtii Rufi de Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni Libri
6 Quinti Curtii Rufi de Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni Libri
London, England Jacobi Tonson & Johannis Watts 1716 First Edition Thus Full-Leather Very Good Plus Association Copy 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
This publicaton is entirely in Latin, not in English. Edited by Michael Maittaire. Later full morocco binding of a bay color tending towards burgundy, and with hubbed spine in six panels. Boards with gilt rules, small diaper-design borders in blind and with large diaper design in blind to the centers. Spine states, in fairly crisp gilt-stamped letters, "Auctores Classici Latini, Tom. XI, Curtius, Londini, M.DCC.XVI., Maittaire." Generally unbumped spine head and tail and with slightly bumped corners, The leather binding is exceptionally clean and free of scratches. The spine is lightly and evenly sunned. The text block is firmly bound in. 7.25 x 4.5 inches. With brown paper pastedowns and FEPs. T.E.G. and with fabulous gauffred edges in a diaper design. Frontispiece copper engraving of an idealized Alexander and his horse. With [2], frontispiece, title page in red and black, and other preliminary material on unnumbered pages, 272 numbered pages, index of 8 unnumbered pages and [2]. Included are: a statement of royal license from Queen Anne, dated, 4 April 1713, to Michael Mattaire for the sole printing and publishing of the complete collection of all the Greek and Latin authors in twelves; a four-page Dedicatio dated December 1715; a Brevis Notitia; a Variantes Lectiones ex Veronensi Codice anno 1491. Main text consists of Liber Tertius through Liber Decimus, with head- and tail-pieces and with illustrated capitals. Very light intermittent foxing; astonishingly clean overall. Front pastedown with the stunning early 20th century bookplate of Julius Berzunza, the noted collector of books on Alexander the Great. Rear pastedown with the handsome heraldic early 19th century bookplate of William Markham, Esquire, Becca Lodge, Yorkshire. Else a very clean copy. A Very Good Plus copy. An altogether charming and handsome volume and a pleasure to hold in hand. "Michael Maittaire [1668-1747] was a French-born classical scholar and bibliographer in England, and a tutor to Lord Philip Stanhope." He was well-regarded for editing Curtius Rufus. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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Rapport des Commissaires Chargés par le Roi, de l'Examen du Magnétisme Animal, Imprimé par ordre du Roi, sur la Copie imprimée au Louvre
7 Rapport des Commissaires Chargés par le Roi, de l'Examen du Magnétisme Animal, Imprimé par ordre du Roi, sur la Copie imprimée au Louvre
Paris Chez Moutard 1784 Half-Leather Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. First octavo edition? Bound in later half-calf in an attractive mottled brown pattern, the hubbed spine with crisp gilt-stamped morocco label. The boards in a matching marbled brown and gold paper. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with moderately rubbed corners. The binding is quite clean. Strong hinges. Text block firmly bound in. 8.25 x 5.5 inches. Lovely pastedowns and opposite FEPs in a Victorian-inspired swirled pattern of pink, blue, yellow and beige. With [vi] and 80 numbered pages. Antique laid paper, rag content. Wide margins, with running commentary in small italic font along the fore-edges. Handsome vignettes to the title pages, handsome head-piece following. Green ribbon page marker. Light soiling along several of the page edges. Else a very clean copy. Very Good. Confusing bibliographically. Collates the same as Norman Library M125, which states "First octavo edition?" However, a second title page reads "Analyse Raisonnée des Rapports des Commissaires Chargés par le Roi de l'Examen du Magnétism Animal. Par J. B. Bonnefoy...Lyon, Chez Prault, 1784." (See Crabtree 40, which lists the Bonnefoy work as 98 pp.) It is likely that an earlier owner had intended for the binder to combine both works, but the binder erred and omitted the Bonnefoy. See Crabtree 31 for the background and impact of the Rapport. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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Scenes From the Old Testament
8 Scenes From the Old Testament
San Francisco, CA Charles R. Wood 1953 First Edition Thus Decorative Boards Very Good No Jacket Limited Edition Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall Gustave Doré 
15.75 x 11.5 inches. With 36 full-page reproduction engravings. Virtually unbumped and with fairly sharp corners. Intermittent trivial wear along the binding edges. Black pictorial boards with gilt lettering to the front board and to the spine. A very clean interior with no creases, tears or other blemishes in evidence. According to the colophon page, this edition is limited to 250 numbered copies only. However, this copy is unnumbered. A Very Good Plus copy of a hard-to-find title. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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The Mainz Diary 1437-1440
9 The Mainz Diary 1437-1440
Madison, NJ Golden Hind Press 1940 First Edition Thus Pamphlet Very Good Plus Private Press 
Issued November 1940. 250 copies were bound in boards for the friends of the editor, and, supposedly, the balance of the sheets bound in with the text of the Christmas issue of Print. This copy may be anomalous in that it is clearly not a hardback and also not a part of Print magazine. It stands on its own as a large pamphlet. Set by hand in Weiss Antiqua and Original Oldstyle Italic by Arthur and Edna Rushmore. The paper is ash Arak by the Haddon Craftsmen, Camden NJ.This is a sewn pamphlet of xiv and 11 numbered pages, some of which are handsomely deckled. With three full-page illus. Approx. 10 x 6.75 inches. Cinnamon brown plain paper wrappers, exceptionally clean, with tiny semi-creased dog ears at the top corner, quite minor. Immensely clean interior. A Very Good Plus copy. 
Price: 32.50 USD
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The Missing Gutenberg Wood Blocks
10 The Missing Gutenberg Wood Blocks
New York, New York, U.S.A. Press of the Woolly Whale 1940 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Good Limited Edition 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Kredel, Fritz 
One of an unstated limitation. 8.5 x 6.25 inches. Green buckram spine, with matching green paper hardboards. Crisp gilt-stamped title to the spine but slight color loss along the spine to the green. With a crisp blind-stamped design to the front board. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Just a hint of shelf life. 60 unnumbered pages. Decorative title page with color illustration. 20 amusing half-page B&W woodcuts by Fritz Kredel. Set by George W. Van Vechten, Jr. in 16 pt. Goudy Mediaeval type. Gently deckled fore-edge and bottom edge to a handsome effect. The book is exceptionally clean, inside and out. Very gently read. The text block is soldily attached to the binding. The glassine dust jacket is age-yellowed and has a few tears. However, it has done a very good job protecting the book. A Near Fine copy in a Good DJ. Completed on the 500th anniversary of the year generally accepted as that in which Gutenberg invented and successfully cast movable types. This book is a made-up story of missing woodblocks from the Gutenberg project. Some scholars took the book seriously. A copy of this book resides in the Yale University archives for the Woolly Whale. The Press of the Woolly Whale was founded in 1928 by Melbert B. Cary, Jr. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The New Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1950; The New Oxford Book of American Verse
11 The New Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1950; The New Oxford Book of American Verse
Franklin Center, PA The Franklin Library 1978 First Edition Thus Full-Leather Fine No Jacket Limited Edition 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Included are both the English verse volume and the American verse volume. From the series, The [500th] Anniversary Edition of the Oxford Reference Classics of the English Language. Each volume is No. 4546 from a limited edition of 7,500 sets. 8.75 x 6 inches. Oxford blue leather with a crisp gilt-stamped Oxford University crest design to both boards and to the spine. Dark blue moiré endpapers. Smyth-sewn and bound in top-grain leather. Hubbed spine with 22 kt gold lettering. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. A.E.G. With xii and 974 and liv and 1076 numbered pages. Satin ribbon marker. Almost certainly unread. On the a.e.g. edges when held to harsh light at an oblique angle there might be seen a few tiny lines or striations, perhaps not visible in ordinary light, and deemed very minor. As to each volume, a Fine copy. Oxford 500th Anniversary editions published by the Franklin Library are almost never seen on the market. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Treasures of the Shosoin: The Middle, South and North Sections [3 volumes]
12 Treasures of the Shosoin: The Middle, South and North Sections [3 volumes]
Tokyo, Japan Asahi Shimbun Publishing Company 1960 Cloth Near Fine Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall 
Complete in three volumes of tipped-in color plates, each with accompanying text booklet. A bilingual publication, the plate volumes with principal text in Japanese and secondary text in English. The text volumes with full text in both English and Japanese. Published serially between 1960 and 1962. Size is 39 x 29.5 cm. (15.5 x 11.75 inches). The plate volumes are bound in beige heather cloth, with crisp gilt-stamped Japanese characters to the front boards and to the spines. The South Section plate volume with 119 numbered plates, the Middle Section plate volume with 130 numbered plates, and the North Section plate volume with 125 numbered plates. The three text volumes are in wrappers. Each text volume and accompanying plate volume set in a drop-back box, thus a total of three boxes. Presumed first and only printing of this deluxe edition. (Later reprinted in condensed trade editions.) Printed and bound in Japan. All illustrations in the plate volumes are tipped in on heavy stock. Virtually all plates are in color. As to all volumes, unbumped spine heads and tails, with sharp corners. A very clean set of books, and each volume is rather tight. No remainder marks. Very gently read. No DJs to the plate volumes, as issued. Moderate page waviness along the fore edge to all three plate volumes, quite minor. An immensely clean and attractive set of 3 plate volumes and 3 text volumes. In the original custom-made drop-back boxes, charcoal gray cloth over heavy cardboard, and with near pristine paper labels to the fronts and spines. Lightest soiling to the box exteriors. Near Fine volumes in Very Good Plus boxes. Very scarce in any condition. The antiquities at the treasure house that belongs to To-dai-ji, Nara, Japan, artifacts connected to Emperor Shomu (701-756) and Empress Komyo (701-760), as well as arts and crafts of the Tempyo period of Japanese history. 
Price: 2950.00 USD
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Willi's Wishful Thinking
13 Willi's Wishful Thinking
New York, New York, U.S.A. Press of the Woolly Whale 1938 First Edition Buckram Near Fine Near Fine Limited Edition 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
Issued November 11 [Armistice Day] 1938. One of an unstated limitation. According to the colophon page, "a few copies of this book... have been printed." 6 x 4.25 inches. Red buckram binding, with pristine paper label to the front board. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Scarcely a sign of shelf life. Decorative title page plus two unnumbered pages of text and eleven full-page B&W illustrations. Handset in the original English Caslon. Printed by George W. Van Vechten, Jr., on Tracy mould made paper. Gently deckled fore-edge to a handsome effect. The book is exceptionally clean, inside and out. Either unread or very gently read. The text block is soldily attached to the binding. No DJ [as issued?]. A Near Fine copy. A copy of this book resides in the Yale University archives for the Woolly Whale. The Press of the Woolly Whale was founded in 1928 by Melbert B. Cary, Jr. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Eikon Basilike or the King's Book, Almack, Edward, ed.
14 Almack, Edward, ed. Eikon Basilike or the King's Book
London, England De La More Press 1903 First Edition Thus Full-Leather Very Good Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is copy no. 141 of a limited edition of 290 copies on hand-made paper for sale in England. This is not one of 10 copies on vellum. Issued April and May, 1903. Printed by Alexander Moring of the De La More Press. NOT ex library. Specially bound in full leather by Frost & Co., Bath, England. Approximately 11.5 x 8.5 inches. Bound in medium blue morocco, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering, flourishes and rules to the spine, as well as rules to both boards. Hubbed spine to a handsome effect. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners. Note moderate abrasion at the corners of the spine head and tail. The front gutter also with moderate abrasion. Binding generally unsoiled and well-preserved, although the spine is lightly sunned, as is part of the front board. All in all a very attractive binding. T.E.G. Blue-gray paper pastedowns and FEPs and with strong hinges, notwithstanding that front gutter split the bottom two inches, not at all apparent. Text block firmly bound in. With [vi], iv, [viii], 176[ 2] pages. With steel engraved series title page, an engraved title page vignette of King Charles I, and decorated capitals. An exceptionally clean copy. A hint of age toning to all pages, quite minor. A Near Fine copy. The Eikon Basilike, The Pourtraicture of His Sacred Majestie in His Solitudes and Sufferings, is a purported spiritual autobiography attributed to King Charles I of England. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Works of Aristotle: Ethics, Logic, Physics, Treatises, etc. Complete in 4 vols., Aristotle
15 Aristotle The Works of Aristotle: Ethics, Logic, Physics, Treatises, etc. Complete in 4 vols.
Franklin Center, PA The Franklin Library 1978 First Edition Thus Full-Leather Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Exclusively for the Franklin Library subscribers to the series, The 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World. Complete in four volumes, issued serially, 1978 through 1984. List of titles: Vol. One: Nicomachean Ethics, Politics, The Athenian Constitution, Rhetoric, and On Poetics; Vol. Two: Logic; Vol. Three: Physics, Metaphysics, On the Soul, and Short Physical Treatises; Vol. Four: On the Heavens, On Generation and Corruption, Meteorology, and Biological Treatises. Smyth-sewn and bound in top-grain full leather, dark red, with distinctive gilt-stamped design to the boards and the hubbed spines. Unbumped spine heads and tails, and with sharp corners. Exceptionally clean bindings. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Text blocks firmly bound in. A.E.G. On the gilt edges when held to harsh light at an oblique angle there might be seen a few tiny lines or striations, not visible in ordinary light, and deemed very minor. Mustard yellow or pale apricot moiré endpapers. 593, 411, 555 and 767 numbered pages. Yellow satin ribbon markers. Immensely clean interiors, very tight and certainly unread. A superb copy. Includes pristine "Notes from the Editors" pamphlets for Vols. 2, 3 and 4. The book set is scarce, the pamphlets more so. The text of this edition is reprinted from The Works of Aristotle translated into English under the editorship of W. D. Ross, by arrangement with Oxford University Press. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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The Essayes, or Councels Civill and Morall, Bacon, Francis
16 Bacon, Francis The Essayes, or Councels Civill and Morall
Norwalk, CT The Easton Press 1980 First Edition Thus Full-Leather Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Collector's edition. 11 x 7 inches. ix and 190 numbered pages, with color frontis. and with embellished capitals. Rich brown full-leather binding with an original design in gold. Crisp gold lettering to the hubbed spine. Unbumped and with sharp corners. Note that the book is moderately cocked. Brown silk moiré endpapers. a.e.g. On the a.e.g. edges when held to harsh light at an oblique angle there might be seen a few tiny lines or striations, perhaps not visible in ordinary light, and deemed very minor. Brown satin ribbon bookmark. Text block firmly bound in. Immensely clean clean inside and out. NO bookplate pasted in. No demerits observed. Unread. A Near Fine copy. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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The Use of the Blowpipe in Chemical Analysis and in the Examination of Minerals, Berzelius, Jöns Jakob; Fresnel, Augustin-Jean
17 Berzelius, Jöns Jakob; Fresnel, Augustin-Jean The Use of the Blowpipe in Chemical Analysis and in the Examination of Minerals
London, England Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy 1822 First Edition Thus Full-Leather Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
The use of the blowpipe in chemical analysis and in the examination of minerals, by J. J. Berzelius; translated from the French of M. Fresnel, by J. G. Children ... with a sketch of Berzelius' system of mineralogy; a synoptic table of the principal characters of the pure earths and metallic oxides before the blowpipe, and numerous notes and additions by the translator. Printed by C. Baldwin, London. 8.75 x 5.5 inches. Modern full calf [may be leatherette but doubtful] fine binding in a butterscotch color, with hubbed spine and with gold-stamped title and rules over a black morocco label. The binding has a beautiful hand and is in superb condition, with scarcely any evidence of wear. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. With [5] + vi to xxxix, and 343 numbered pages + [1]. With large facsimile fold-out sheet tipped on to p. 119: Synoptic view of the principal characters of the earths and metallic oxides before the blowpipe. With B&W full-page plates opposite pp. 8, 16, and 33, the plates foxed to one degree or another. Age-toning to the upper corners of the preliminaries. Scattered foxing throughout the book, with some pages virtually free of foxing. Else an exceptionally clean and tight copy. A Very Good copy. A highly desirable copy of a very scarce volume. 
Price: 1950.00 USD
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D., Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides, Vols. I - X complete, Boswell, James
18 Boswell, James The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D., Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides, Vols. I - X complete
London, England John Murray 1835 First Edition Thus Half-Leather Very Good Plus 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
"...to Which are Added, Anecdotes by Hawkins, Piozzi, Murphy, Tyers, Reynolds, Steevens, &c. and Notes by various Hands." Complete in ten volumes, 1835. Printed by A. Spottiswoode, London. Later half-leather bindings, by Root & Son, (binder's stamp to front free-endpapers), in claret polished calf, with crisp blind-stamped rules to the boards and with crisp gilt-stamped design to the hubbed spines, each spine with two green morocco labels with crisp gilt-stamped lettering. Handsome marbled paper hardboards. Generally unbumped spine heads and tails. Fairly sharp corners with a touch of rubbing. Almost no observable scuffing to the boards or leather and on the whole very clean and presentable bindings. Hinges strong. Text blocks firmly bound in. 6.5 x 4.25 inches. T.E.G. With handsome marbled paper pastedowns and FEPs. Text pages with copious footnotes and Vol. X with index. Each volume with lithograph frontispiece and half title page vignette: for example, Vol. I with frontispiece portrait of Samuel Johnson and with vignette depicting the house in which Johnson was born. Fold-out facsimile letter between pp. 208-209 of Vol. VI. Red ribbon page markers. As to all volumes, preliminaries foxed. To a rear FEP in each volume, tiny sticker of previous bookseller. Else very clean. Very Good Plus copies. Scarce in any condition. An exceptionally handsome set of bindings, and a pleasure to hold in hand. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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Grant Dahlstrom, Master Printer, Brown, Philip; Wentz, Roby
19 Brown, Philip; Wentz, Roby Grant Dahlstrom, Master Printer
Los Angeles, CA The New Ampersand Press 1977 First Edition Decorative Boards Near Fine Limited Edition 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
This is copy no. 279 of 300 copies only, printed by Vance Gerry at the Weatherbird Press in Fallbrook, CA. Numbered on the colophon page in black ink. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Spine is a charcoal black linen-like cloth with a paper label with reddish-brown lettering. Charming "wallpaper" pattern paper hardboards. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Medium brown-colored pastedowns/FEPs. 31 numbered pages and with tipped-in B&W photo of Grant Dahnlstrom. Extremely clean inside and out, and quite tight. Almost certainly unread. The merest hint of age. A Near Fine copy. 
Price: 44.00 USD
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Hydriotaphia: Urne-Buriall or, A Discourse of the Sepulchrall Urnes lately found in Norfolk, Browne, Thomas
20 Browne, Thomas Hydriotaphia: Urne-Buriall or, A Discourse of the Sepulchrall Urnes lately found in Norfolk
New York, New York, U.S.A. The Riverside Press 1907 First Edition Thus Decorative Boards Good Minus Facsimile 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
This is no. 182 of 385 copies printed at the Riverside Press. This edition of the Hydriotaphia reproduces the text of the first edition printed in 1658. Presumed printed and bound in the USA. Bright red leatherette binding, with ornate gilt-stamped design to the boards. Spine head and tail each with 1/2 inch chip. Corners gently bumped and worn. 9.75 x 7 inches. Text block firmly bound in. Top edge gilt. Fore- and bottom edges deckled to a handsome effect. Special laid paper. With x and 54 numbered pages. With an elaborate title page engraving and with headpiece and end piece of an urn design. Previous owner name and dates in a very neat ink hand to the front FEP, else a very clean copy. Gently read. Downgraded to Good Minus owning to the chips at either end of the spine, else a Very Good copy. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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