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Theory of the Leisure Class

VEBLEN, Thorstein

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"One Of The Most Provocative Books Written By An American Intellectual": First Edition Of Veblen's Landmark Theory Of The Leisure Class VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Theory of the Leisure Class. An Economic Study in the Evolution of Institutions. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1899. First edition of the authorís first book and one of the masterpieces of American social thought and economic theory. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 3/16 inches; 190 x 131 mm). viii, 400, [2, publisher's ads], [2, blank] pp. Original dark green cloth. Spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Front board ruled in blind. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A bit of soiling and rubbing to the cloth of front and back boards. A ring spot on back board. Spine slightly darkened. Head and tail of the spine with some minor shelf wear. Overall a very good copy. Housed in a full green morocco clamshell. "Almost a century after its original publication, Thorstein Veblen's work is as fresh and relevant as ever. Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class is in the tradi ... Read more

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Manual de Parrocos

VENEGAS, Miguel

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A Concise Manual For Parish Priests VENEGAS, Miguel. LOPEZ, Juan Francisco. Manual de Parrocos. Para Administrar Los Santos Sacramentos, y Las Demas Sagradas Funciones de su Ministerio...En La Segunda Impresion. Mexico: Imprenta del Colegio Real de San Ignacio de la Puebla, 1783. Second edition. Octavo (8 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches; 207 x 148 mm). [2, blank], [18], 649, [1, blank], [13, appendix], [3, blank] pp. With three pages of errata. OCLC lists only one other copy of this edition and 5 copies of the third edition. Contemporary full tree calf. Marbled endpapers. All edges red. Boards rubbed and corners very worn. Top of spine chipped. A bit of dampstaining, otherwise internally very clean. Overall a very good copy. Manual de Parrocos is a "concise manual for parish priests, for use in developing a more precise conduct of their ministry and in ministering to the sick...The Jesuit Miguel Venegas (1680-1764) had published the original version of the manual in Mexico in 7131, and later editions had b ... Read more

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Fourth Edition and Third Folio Edition VESALIUS, Andreas. De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. Venice: Franciscus Francisci and Johann Criegher, 1568. Fourth edition, third folio edition. Folio (12 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches; 325 x 220 mm). [12], 510, [45, table], [3, blank]. With twenty full-page engraved woodcut illustrations which are reduced from those of the blocks cut for the first edition (Basel 1543). "The copying was done from the Oporin edition of 1555 and includes eight additions made in 1555. The Basel woodcuts are attributed to Jan Stephan van Calcar, a pupil of Titian. Franceschi states in his dedication to Antonio Montecatini that Giovanni Chrieger cut these Venice copies" (Mortimer). And with numerous other woodcuts in the text. Leaf Dd5 recto (page 321) contains figures to be cut out and superimposed on to leaf Dd3 verso (page 318). In this copy the figures remain intact and not cut out. Full contemporary vellum, rebacked. Two corners renewed. Vellum is a bit soiled and rubbed. Some min ... Read more

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Regrets De La Belle Heaulmiere

VILLON, FranÁois

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Les Regrets De La Belle Heaulmiere VILLON, FranÁois. Les Regrets De La Belle Heaulmiere. Ja Parvenue A Viellesse. Ymaiges de Joseph HÈmard. Paris: A La Librairie Luzezia, 1921. Small quarto. Bound with original color wrappers bound in. Half blue morocco over marbled boards, gilt-stamped on spine with five raised bands. Illustrated by Joseph HÈmard with 25 hand colored plates. The tiniest of wear to spine extremities. A fine copy. HBS 66494. $250

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Georgiques

VIRGIL

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MAILLOL, Aristide, [artist]. VIRGIL. Les Georgiques. French text by L'Abbe Jacques Delile. Paris: Philippe Gonin, 1937-1943 (1950). First Maillol edition. Volumes I & II are each one of 750 copies and the third volume is one of twenty copies pulled for the artist. Three folio volumes (12 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches). [2], 174, [2]; [2], 154, [2]; [154] pp. With 122 Maillol woodcut illustrations (including a few repeats). Volume I contains 61 woodcuts of which some are illustrated initials and volume two contains the same number. The third volume contains two extra suites of the illustrations, one in black and the other in red (or 'sanguine'). The two extra sets are in their own paper wrappers and each has the artist's 'M' stamped on the cover as well as the limitation number (VII/XX) and Gonin's initials in pencil. Every page of the extra suites has the stamped 'M' and the pencilled limitation number. The first two volumes are printed on wove paper with two watermarks of Maillol nudes (one with no lettering and the ... Read more

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Virgil's "English History" VIRGIL. [Anglica historia] Polydori Vergili Vrbinatis Anglicae historiae libri vigintiseptem. ab ipso autore postrem˘m iam recogniti, ·dq[ue] amussim, salua tamen historiae veritate, expoliti ; indices rerum singularum & vtiles & copiosos, in operis calce adiectos reperies. Basileae: Apud Thomam Guarinum, 1570. Folio (12 5/8 x 8 inches; 320 x 205 mm). [2], [1]-691, [37, index], [2, colophon] pp. Printer's device of Palm, stating "Palma Guar." on title-page and final leaf. With eight lines of verse praising the work, superscribed "Simon Grynaevs lectori", on the title-page. Text in Latin. Early mottled calf, rebacked and recornered. Boards ruled in blind. Edges dyed red. Boards a bit scuffed and worn. Inner hinges have been repaired, and then cracked again. Old ink notes on front fly leaf and title-page. A small hole to bottom outer corner of title-page, not affecting text. A two-inch by half-inch cut from top outer corner of title-page not affecting text. Some dampstai ... Read more

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Second Edition in Italian, and First Durantino Edition [VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus]. [DURANTINO, Francesco Lutio, Editor] De architectura traducto di latino in vulgare dal vero exemplare con le figure a li soi loci con mirando ordine insignito: con la sua tabula alphabetica: per la quale potrai facilmente trouare la moltitudine de li vocabuli a li soi loci con summa diligentia expositi: enucleati: mai piu da niuno altro fin al presente facto ad immensa vtilitate di ciascuno studioso. Venice: Ioane Antonio & Piero Fratelli da Sabio, 1524. Second Edition in Italian, and first Durantino edition. Folio (12 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches; 310 x 212 mm). [22], 110 leaves. With errata page and colophon. With 136 woodcut figures and diagrams and 101 woodcut initials. The 136 woodcuts 'are close copies of the full set of blocks from the Giocondo edition of 1511 printed at Venice by Giovanni Tacuino. The copies were made for the first Durantino edition' (Mortimer). Title within an elaborate woodcut border and printed in red an ... Read more

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First Edition Of Volta's Letters on His Discovery of Marsh Gas. VOLTA, Alessandro. Lettere... Sull'Aria Infiammabile Nativa Delle Paludi. Milano: Nella Stamperia Di Giuseppe Marelli, 1777. First edition, and first complete edition containing seven letters to Giuseppe Campi on the authorís investigations on marsh gas. Previously, only two letters had been published the year before. [1]-147, [1, glossary] pp. Octavo (7 3/4 x 5 inches; 197 x 125 mm). With etched title-vignette and thirteen other etched chapter head and tail pieces by Ant. Longonus. Some of the etchings illustrating experiments. Engraved initials at each chapter begining. Contemporary paste-paper boards. Some surface level worming to boards. Spine paper a bit chipped and darkened. A light dampstain to title-page and second leaf. Last leaf with a small paper flaw to lower margin, not affecting text. Worming to blank back pastedown. Overall a very good clean copy. "Alessandro Volta,... (born February 18, 1745, Como, Lombardy [Italy]à ... Read more

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Metropolis

VON HARBOU, Thea

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First Edition in Original Cloth VON HARBOU, Thea. Metropolis. Berlin: August Scherl, 1926. First edition, later issue with "7. bis 11. Tausand" on title-page. Octavo (7 1/4 x 5 inches; 184 x 126 mm). [1]-273, [274], [1, blank], [5, publisher's advertisements] pp. With half-title. Publisher's full green cloth. Front board double ruled and lettered in gilt. Back board double ruled and stamped with publisher's central device in blind. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt and red. Edges yellow. Overall about fine. Thea Von Harbou was film maker Fritz Langís wife and collaborator. The inspiration for the book and film came from Lang when he saw the enormous skyscrapers of New York from the deck of his ship. He suggested to his wife that she write the futuristic novel and screenplay, which he filmed to universal acclaim. HBS 68214. $400

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Metropolis

VON HARBOU, Thea

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First Edition in Original Cloth and Unrestored Dust Jacket VON HARBOU, Thea. Metropolis. Berlin: August Scherl, 1926. First edition, in original dust jacket with cover art by W. Reimann. Octavo (7 1/4 x 5 inches; 184 x 126 mm). [1]-273, [274], [1, blank], [5, publisher's advertisements] pp. With half-title. Publisher's full green cloth. Front board double ruled and lettered in gilt. Back board double ruled and stamped with publisher's central device in blind. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt and red. Edges yellow. Some very minor shelfwear to bottom of the spine. Binding slightly cocked. Light foxing to endpapers. Some minor finger smudging throughout. Overall an about fine copy. Housed in the publisher's original dust jacket with cover art by W. Reimann. Jacket with some minor chipping along top and bottom edge. Spine and back panel of jacket a bit rubbed and toned, but front panel is bright and clean. Housed in a custom slipcase. Overall a very good copy in a very good jacket. Thea Von Harbou ... Read more

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Legenda aurea

VORAGINE, Jacobus de

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An Early Copy of the Most Popular Dominican Work, with a Provenance from a Great Dominican Convent VORAGINE, Jacobus de. Legenda aurea. Italy (Venice?): 1300. Illuminated manuscript on vellum. Small quarto (8 x 5 9/16 inches; 203 x 142 mm.). 281 leaves, plus one blank leaf at front and two blank leaves at end (fols. 279 and 281 apparently conjoint with two blank vellum leaves, fol. 280 on a stub between the foliated leaves). Apparently complete. Two columns of thirty-four lines. Written by two Italian scribes in black ink in gothic bookhands between four verticals and thirty-five horizontals ruled in faint brown, the verticals extending across the margins. Justification: 5 1/4 x 3 7/8 inches; 133 x 98 mm. Faint early ink foliation. Horizontal catchwords within ink frames in lower right margin of final versos. Pricking along the upper edges. Rubrics in red, paragraph marks alternately of red or blue, alternately red or blue one-line initials for the list of contents (fols. 1v-2), numerous two-line ... Read more

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Legenda aurea

VORAGINE, Jacobus de

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The ìGolden Legendî in a Contemporary Binding VORAGINE, Jacobus de. Legenda aurea sanctorum sive Lombardica historia. [Strassburg: Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (perhaps associated with Georg Husner)], 19 December 1486]. Folio (11 1/2 x 8 1/2 x inches; 293 x 215 mm.). 265 leaves. Collation: [1], 18 ,26 a-z8.6 ,A-E6.8 ,F-I6.8 ,K-M6 ,N8. Gothic type. Double columns. Forty-seven lines plus headline. Initials supplied in red and blue throughout. Title-page and initial and final blank renewed and laid down. Contemporary binding of blindstamped calf over wooden boards, rebacked with original spine laid down. Original spine chipped along top and bottom edge. Intersecting triple fillets dividing the covers, the center panel stamped in blind with fleur-de-lis and floral stamps. With two brass clasps. Later endpapers. Title-page and initial and final blank renewed and laid down. Paper flaw repaired in the lower margin of leaf 1, not affecting text. A few additional minor marginal tears or p ... Read more

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One of 500 Copies, With 113 Photographic Prints [VORBERG, Gaston]. Erotism in Antiquity in Small Sculptures and Ceramics. [Germany: Freyja-Verlag GmbH, n.d.c.a.1985]. One of 500 copies, this being number 438. With 113 photographic prints, on loose leaves. Each leaf with a black and white print, with a blue printed border and blue page number. An eight page portfolio containing the colophon and list of plates also included, in English. Leaf size (14 1/4 x 10 3/8 inches; 362 x 263 mm). Sizes of prints vary. All housed together in a quarter leatherette over cardboard clamshell as issued. Red spine label, lettered in gilt. Printed paper label on front of box. A very light crease to eight-page portfolio. Some wear to box. A small ink stamp which states "Printed in Germany" on last leaf of portfolio, and on printed paper box label. Overall about fine. HBS 65967. $350

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Photographer of the Southwest

VROMAN, Adam Clark

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First Edition of Vroman's Photographer of the Southwest VROMAN, Adam Clark. Photographer of the Southwest. Adam Clark Vroman, 1856-1916.Edited by Ruth I. Mahood...Introduction by Beaumont Newhall. [Los Angeles]: Ward Ritchie Press, 1961. First edition. Small folio. Orange cloth with white cloth spine, photo printed on front cover, clear printed dust jacket. Jacket with small tear, otherwise, fine. HBS 66349. $100

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