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    The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B. A New Edition in Four Volumes. To Which is Prefixed Some Account of his Life and Writings. Volume IV [ONLY] by GOLDSMITH, Oliver

    London: Printed for Richardson & Co..., 1821. Good. Later edition. Volume IV ONLY. Later 19th Century half leather and cloth. Original spine laid down with some loss at the extremities, a good copy. Clement C. Moore's copy with his ownership Signature on the title page. Presumably we needn't tell you that Moore wrote A Visit from St. Nicolas, (better known as Twas the Night Before Christmas).



    The Rhymes of a Red-Cross Man by Robert W. Service a

    Ernest Benn Limited, 1929. Hardcover. Good. 1929. Seventh Impression. 189 pages. No dust jacket. Brown leather boards with gilt lettering. Pages are slightly yellowed with light foxing to text block edge and water staining to the rear endpapers. Noticeable dog earing inside. Binding is firm with very light staining to the rear board. Spine is tanned with light shelf wear.



    The Field and the Fold & Blights of the Wheat by Edwin Sidney a

    The Religious Tract Society, 1111. Hardcover. Acceptable. Unpaginated. No dust jacket. Two books in one. Half black leather bound to patterned boards, with gilt lettering. Moderate foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Mild staining and finger smudging to pages on occasion. Some internal hinge cracks. Moderate wear and bumping to spine, board edges and corners. Moderate scuffing and marking to boards.



    Ken: The Insider's World by KEN MAGAZINE / Ernest HEMINGWAY, contributor

    New York, 1939. First edition. Some light rubbing, occasional browning of paper as usual. 39 issues, 7 April 1938 to 29 June 1939. Bound in four volumes, gilt-lettered black cloth, all original covers preserved. A complete run of the short-lived illustrated large-format magazine, known for its controversial and political content. Ken: An Insider's World was founded by David A. Smart and Arnold Ginrich, who earlier has founded Esquire. The first editor Jay Allen drew talent heavily from the political left. Quickly fired, he was replaced by George Seldes, who also proved too left-wing for advertisers. Some of the politicians featured with photo layouts were Presidents Calvin Coolidge, Grover Cleveland, Thomas Harding, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as well as many prominent German figures. Investigated in 1938 for being Communist leaning, Gingrich denied the magazine had any political slant. The magazine is an important window into the late 1930s, mixing the multitude of advertisements and their value as artifacts of material culture, with the dangerous world politics of the day, and the major figures involved in it. Ken's most notable publications were the articles by Ernest Hemingway on the Spanish Civil War that appeared in the first fourteen issues. In the first issue, it was stated that Hemingway was originally announced to be editor, but had taken no part in editing, nor in the formation of its policies. Hemingway, worried that their politics might be "liberal-phoney," insisted that a disclaimer be printed: "If he sees eye to eye with us on Ken, we would like to have him as an editor. If not, he will remain as a contributor until he is fired or quits."



    Les Drames de Paris II by Ponson du Terrail a

    E. Dentu, 1891. Hardcover. Good. 1891. 322 pages. No dust jacket. Red leather boards. Name inscribed to front endpaper. Some tanning to all page ends. Some softening to spine ends. Rubbing to board edges. A solid and attractive copy.



    Sabios Arboles, Magicos Arboles [Wise Trees, Magic Trees] by DELANO, Jack

    [San Juan, P.R.]: (Fideicomiso de Conservacion de Puerto Rico / The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, 1974. Fine. First edition. Translated into Spanish by Ines Maria Mendoza. Square 24mo. 13cm. Illustrated wrappers. From the library of the artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with an estate label designed by their son, Jonathan Shahn. Delano was an FSA photographer who worked with Shahn and became close friends. Laid in is a ticket for The American Academy of Arts and Letters and The National Institute of Arts and Letters Ceremonial and Exhibition, with Bernarda Shahn's note to arrive early and pickup an additional invitiation for her close friend, the graphic designer Cipe Pineles (who among many other accomplishments, commissioned work from Ben Shahn and Andy Warhol for Seventeen magazine where she was art director). Very uncommon.



    EAT CROW by Hughes, Ted. (Leonard Baskin, illustrator.)

    London: Rainbow Press, 1971. 1st edition, limited (1/150) numbered and signed, full calf binding, TEG, in publisher's cloth slipcase. The present offering is designated number "77" and signed by Hughes on the colophon, and additionally inscribed and signed by Baskin immediately below Baskin's frontispiece drawing. The inscription reads: "For Sandy, with Leonard's / regard & admiration. / London, 1973" in black ink. The recipient is the papermaker, Sandy Jackson. A beautiful publication in every way, and a truly unique copy with Baskin's presentation signature. Fine condition.



    Travels from Buenos Ayres, by Potosi, to Lima. With Notes by the Translator, containing Topographical Descriptions of the Spanish Possessions in South America, drawn from the last and best Authorities by Helms, Anthony Zachariah

    London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1806. First English Language edition. Later half calf over marbled boards, red morocco lettering piece, spine decorated in gilt. A near fine copy, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, faint glue mark at hinge, minor foxing.. xii, 287, [1] pp. Illus. with 1 folding map. With one page of advertisements. Originally published as "Tagebuch einer reise durch Peru" (Dresden, 1798). Anton Zacharias Helms (1751-1803) was a mining expert who joined the expedition to the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata led by Thaddeus von Nordenflicht at the request of the King of Spain to assist in improving the system for processing silver from the mining operations in Potosi. This is the best record of the expedition, and Helms writes not only about mining operations, but in the second section covers extensively the governments, geology, topography, peoples, history, and commerce of the region. An abridged version without the map and running 92 pages, was published the following year. Provenance: Coleccion Monclau (bookplate). Sabin 31265. Palau 112884 (1807 ed.). Kress B.5054. Goldsmiths'-Kress: 19189.6. Lowndes II: 902. See Hill (2004): 1349. Humphreys 563. Naylor A.4.




    Jonathan Cape,, [1964]. 8vo., First Edition, pencilled surname on front free endpaper; black cloth, upper board blocked in gilt, backstrip lettered in silver, patterned endpapers, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter moderately browned at backstrip and fold-ins. With striking wrap-around dustwrapper artwork by Richard Chopping. The last Bond novel published during the author's lifetime.



    Zero db and Other Stories by BELL, Madison Smartt

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1987. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Fine in slightly spine-sunned, near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by Bell to author Nicholas Delbanco and his wife: "for Nick & Elena, no overload -- Madison Smartt Bell."



    Wayfinding in architecture by Passini, Romedi

    New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1984. Association copy. Illustrated boards (25 cm. tall), with minor edge-wear. Blank card pocket to rear endpaper, from private library. Contents well-illustrated; x, 229, [1] pages. The first edition of a pioneering work in the art/science of wayfinding. Passini addresses the history of the labyrinth before turning his focus to Montreal as case study. From the personal library of environmental designer Paul Arthur, who was responsible for the innovative signage system at Expo 67, and later co-edited a revised edition of this work with Passini (1992).



    Ho Porphyrous Codix ton Evangelion Patmou kai Petroupoleos by [Gospels]

    [The Gospels in the Purple Codex of Patmos and St. Petersburg] Collectible, leatherbound, 33x27 cm, 558 pp., ill. Shipping weight 8.2 kg. Contains a complete facsimile reprint of the codex, parts of which are kept in the Libraries of Patmos' Monastery, Vatican, Byzantine Museum at Athens, and St. Petersburg's. This is the first complete edition of the whole codex. Η παρούσα έκδοση περιλαμβάνει ένα από τα αρχαιότερα χειρόγραφα (6ος αιώνας) που σώζονται στον ελλαδικό χώρο με κείμενα των Ευαγγελίων. Ο Κώδικας είναι γραμμένος σε περγαμηνή χρωματισμένη με πορφυρό χρώμα, η γραφή είναι κεφαλαιογράμματη με ασημένιο μελάνι και τα ιερά ονόματα είναι γραμμένα με χρυσό. Εκτός από τη Μονή της Πάτμου, τμήματα του Κώδικα υπάρχουν στη ιβλιοθήκη της γίας Πετρούπολης και μερικά φύλλα στο υζαντινό Μουσείο θηνών, στο ατικανό και σε άλλες βιβλιοθήκες. ια πρώτη φορά, στην έκδοση αυτή ο Κώδικας παρουσιάζεται ενοποιημένος και ολοκληρωμένος (279 φύλλα). Εκτός από τον Κώδικα σε ομοιοτυπική αναπαράσταση, το έργο συνοδεύεται από ένα τομίδιο με επιστημονικές αναλύσεις για την ιστορική διαδρομή του χειρογράφου και την κειμενολογική του αξία που αναδεικνύουν τη σπουδαιότητα και μοναδικότητά του. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE. ==========================================================



    Les quatre évangiles. Traduction nouvelle accompagnee de notes et de dissertations... avec approbation de Monseigneur l'Évéque d'Amiens by Champon, A

    Paris, Tolra et Haton, 1864. Half leather hardcover. xvi,580,(2) pp.; 22x14 cm. Text in French / Français. - (stamp on title page, sl. browned, some foxing/ spots) Although very good, see picture



    De luxe tour by Wakeman, Frederic

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1957. Hardcover. 384p., very good first UK edition in boards and price-clipped dj creased on front flap with one-inch closed tear along spine. Young 3973. Ribald comedy abvout a European tour in the 1950s with some gay content.


    AUD $16.00

    Colonial Ladies by Weidenhofer, Maggie (ed)

    South Yarra, Australia: Currey O'Neil Ross Pty Ltd, 1985. Hardcover with green boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 600gms, 120 pages, pink coloured endpapers. The extracts in Colonial Ladies are freshly told anecdotes about people, places and events. Book is in very good condition with no to very little general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in very good condition with no to very little shelf wear, some marks on back cover, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.



    The Man Who Came Back by WILSON, John Fleming

    New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1931. Near Fine/Fine. Photoplay edition. A tiny ink spot on the foredge and a little light spotting to the boards, else near fine in a fine dustwrapper. Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the 1931 Raoul Walsh production, the jacket features a Mach Tey painting of stars Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, surrounded by cavorting demons. A bright and fresh copy.



    Edward Thomas. The Last Four Years. Book One of The Memoirs of Eleanor Farjeon. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER by (Edward THOMAS). Eleanor FARJEON

    Oxford University Press,, 1958. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with portrait frontispiece and 14 plates on 8; dark green cloth, gilt back, short crease in upper board else a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.



    Ruff's Guide To The Turf Spring Edition 1921 by Ruff

    London, 1921. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1921. 701 pages. No dust jacket. Green, half leather bound with gilt lettering.Hinge cracked with noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks. Intermittent dog-eared corners with warping to pages.Contorted boards with noticeable rubbing, tearing and scuffing along spine. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing and wear along edges and over surfaces.



    Not in the Flesh. [An Inspector Wexford mystery]. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER by Ruth RENDELL

    Hutchinson,, [2007]. 8vo., First Edition; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper.



    Ver Lyrae: Selected Poems by Newton-Robinson, Charles

    London: Lawrence and Bullen, Ltd, 1896. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Original grey cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed To W. Radcliffe from C. Newton-Robinson Sept 1906. Small spot on spine, spine head a bit rubbed, else a very good copy. Poetry. POE/4113.



    Rates Of Exchange - 1st US Edition/1st Printing by Bradbury, Malcolm

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1983. 1st US Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0394532686 . A very attractive first American edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number and signature on front paste down; .



    Canadian Pie. by Ferguson, Will

    Toronto: Viking Canada, 2011. 386 pp. Light blue boards with red lettering on the spine. The colour illustrated dust jacket is wrapped in a Brodart archival jacket cover. . First Edition / First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    Les Voyages de Cyrus, Avec un Discours sur la Mythologie (The travels of Cyrus to which is annexe'd a discourse upon the theology & mythology of the pagans) by Ramsay, M

    Amsterdam: Chez Pierre Mortier. VG+. 1728. 1st Thus. Leather. First thus with 2 volumes in 1. Leather bound, raised spine bands, red leather title plate stamped in gold. Small 12mo size, 187 + 180 pages . Title-pages in red and black, engraved vignette on each title-page, engraved frontispiece for each volume. Text in French. A VG+ copy, fa int remains of a label adhered to the top edge of the spine. Re-cased with new endpapers. A clean, tight and attractive copy. .



    Song Without Sermon by Woolf, James

    Avon 304, 1951. First as such. Mass market paperback. A fine bright copy.



    Leaving Home: A Novel by Brookner, Anita

    New York: Random House, 2006. 212 pp. Black boards and red spine with gilt titles. Colour illustrated dust jacket is wrapped in a Brodart archival jacket cover.. First U.S. Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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