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[INCUNABULA REFERENCE]. A Catalogue of the Fifteenth-Century Printed Books in the Harvard...
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[INCUNABULA REFERENCE]. A Catalogue of the Fifteenth-Century Printed Books in the Harvard University Library. Volume I.

by Walsh, James E.

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Binghamton: Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1991. First Edition. Very good. Large 8vo. xxv, [1], 617 pp. With 16 b/w plates. Original cloth. Excellent condition, *NOT* ex-library. The essential Volume I for Walsh's great five-volume catalogue of incunabula at Harvard: "Books printed in Germany, German-Speaking Switzerland and Austria-Hungary." From Thomas Izbicki's review: "The first volume, 'Books Printed in Germany, German-Speaking Switzerland and Austria Hungary,' includes the explanatory Preface to the larger work. Among the important information found in that Preface is Walsh's over-all plan, loosely based on the work of Robert Proctor, for a work reflecting the geography and chronology of the first decades of printing. (Readers desiring to find the works of individual authors will be compelled to identify them through the indices.) Individual printers -- some of them anonymous -- are listed under the cities in which they set up shop. A standardized format gives author, title and date… Read more
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The Vale Press: Charles Ricketts, a Publisher in Earnest
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The Vale Press: Charles Ricketts, a Publisher in Earnest

by Watry, Maureen

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New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very good. Quarto, 266 pages, original cloth with dustjacket. Some markings on fore edge. Illustrated in black and white and color. Charles Ricketts (1866-1931) was an innovative book designer, typographer, wood engraver, and publisher of the highly influential Vale Press. An essential reference tool, still unsurpassed.
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[INCUNABULA REFERENCE - GREEK]. Incunabula in the Gennadius Library (reprinted from Medievalia et...
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[INCUNABULA REFERENCE - GREEK]. "Incunabula in the Gennadius Library" (reprinted from Medievalia et Humanistica: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Culture, New Series, No. 2, 1971

by Watson, Francis R.

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Cleveland / London: Case Western Reserve University, 1971. Very good. 8vo. Paginated 7-20. Original printed wrappers. NOT ex-library! Describes the history of the fabulous Gennadeion Library at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. Of the 70 incunables in the Gennadius Library, thirty-nine are Greek, an impressive number considering that fewer than seventy Greek books had been printed by 1500 (see Proctor, Printing of Greek in the Fifteenth Century, 1900). Incidentally, these incunables are listed in Goff as "GenL." From the famed Bibliotheca Bibliographica Breslaueriana (sale at Christies NY, 2005, lot 1255).
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The Psalms of David, imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to Christian...
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The Psalms of David, imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to Christian state and worship

by WATTS, Isaac

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London: Printed for J. and F. Rivington, J. Buckland, T. Longman, T. Field, E. and C. Dilly, and W. Davenhill, 1770. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. viii + 317 + [23] pp. (final index and tables), with 8 plates of engraved music ("Tunes to the Tenor Parts"), and with the initial licence leaf. Bound in full contemporary dark blue morocco, ornate gilt boards and spine, all-edges-gilt, marbled endpapers, some minor refurbishment. FINE CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH BINDING, and with the text unmarked and unblemished. The decoration on the binding is composed of finely cut tools, so far unattributed to any particular workshop. ESTC T82393, locating just three copies worldwide: British Library, Univ. Arizona and Louisiana State University in Shreveport.
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[DOMESDAY BOOK]. A short account of some particulars concerning Domes-day Book, with a view to...
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[DOMESDAY BOOK]. A short account of some particulars concerning Domes-day Book, with a view to promote its being published

by Webb, Philip Carteret (1702-1770)

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London: Society of Antiquaries of London (printed by William Boyer), 1756. Good. 4to. 242 x 186 mm. [1], A-B4, C3 = 12 ff. COMPLETE, in sympathetic marbled wrappers. A crisp and clean copy, textblock edges painted red, small chip along foreedge of final leaf not affecting text, inscription in pencil on title. A4 has the foreedge folded in with a reference written in ink: "v.app.Res.Honor. / de Richeu.p.238." A historic pamphlet, published in the midst of the antiquarian movement and accompanying rising interest in local history. First read at a meeting of the Society of Antiquaries of London on 18 December, 1755, the author, Philip Carteret Webb, was heavily involved in the 18th-century antiquarian movement. He became a member of the London Society of Antiquaries in 1747 as its lawyer, securing the incorporation of the Society in 1751 and putting it on level terms with the Royal Society, which many members saw as their arch-rival. As a collector, Webb purchased nearly one-third of the letters of… Read more
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URBAN PRISONER
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URBAN PRISONER

by Weber, Matt

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New York: Sanctuary Books, 2004. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very good. Large Quarto. 115 pp., with 108 black and white photographic illustrations of New York street scenes. Original Cloth, in dust-wrapper, black cloth slipcase a trifle dusty, overall in lovely state. DELUXE ISSUE, LIMITED TO 200 COPIES WITH A SIGNED WEBER PHOTOGRAPH, AND PRESERVED IN A FITTED CASE. THIS COPY BEARS A SECOND PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER on the title-page. From the Introduction by Ben Lifson: "Matt Weber began photographing seriously in 1984, at the age of twenty-six, while driving a New York City taxi cab. At first he was hoping only to capture some of the startling things he would see over the course of his long shifts, but gradually photography became his passion and then his art, and he was photographing from the driver's street while stalled in traffic and waiting at read lights. When he left taxi driving in 1990 he began his current practice of photographing while walking in Manhattan on other… Read more
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[EARLY AMERICAN SCALEBOARD BINDING]. The prompter; or a commentary on common sayings and subjects..
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[EARLY AMERICAN SCALEBOARD BINDING]. The prompter; or a commentary on common sayings and subjects..

by Webster, Noah (1758-1843)

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Boston: printed and sold by John W. Folsom, 1794. Fourth Edition. Good. 12mo in 6's. 140 x 87 mm. A-H6 = 48 ff, COMPLETE AND UNSOPHISTICATED. Paper-covered scaleboard binding with sheep spine, hinges cracked, paper almost completely removed from covers, wood chipped away at corners, leather chipped at head of spine, leather rubbed along spine. Front binder's blank slightly detatched, pages browned, small water stain on bottom edge of back pastedown, inscription on p. 18. Ownership inscription of Joseph Gould on verso of final binder's blank (see below). A scarce 18th-century American scaleboard binding on a popular work by Noah Webster. Despite the modesty of the present binding, its first owner, Joseph Gould, was clearly a discerning bibliophile: on page 18 he has written: "If any should chance this book to red (sic) let keep his fingers clean." Scaleboard (a.k.a. scabbard or scabboard) was made from very thin sheets of wood that had been split (going towards the grain) instead of being sawed.… Read more
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Books Printed For, and Sold by David West, No. 36 Marlborough Street
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Books Printed For, and Sold by David West, No. 36 Marlborough Street

by West, David (Publisher)

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Boston, 1795. 12mo. Bifolium. Unpaginated but [4] pp., final page blank. Toned, edges a little worn. Preserved in a mylar sleeve. This diminutive advertisement is a remarkable survival, and seems to represent a separate issue of the advertisement that appears in David West's 1795 publication of "Catechism of Nature for the Use of Children." The present specimen was not extracted from any binding; curiously, there are side stab-holes in the inside margins that were certainly made by a broad knife. In the gutter margin are two pinholes; no thread has ever passed through them; moreover, these pinholes are wrongly positioned for the sewing of a codex book. Finally, AAS gives the pagination of the final gathering of West's 1795 "Catechism" as numbered "3, [1]" and the collation: "I4, with I2v and I4v blank." The present bifolium could not have been utilized in such a gathering. A gathering "I" consisting of four leaves (i.e. two conjugates) could only be bifolium I1+I4 surrounding bifolium I2+3. That the… Read more
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Blood Regeneration following Simple Anemia (Parts I-V, complete) in: The American Journal of...
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Blood Regeneration following Simple Anemia" (Parts I-V, complete) in: The American Journal of Physiology, vol. 53 (Sept. 1, 1920) no. 2

by Whipple, G.H., Hooper, C.W., and Robscheit, F.S.

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Baltimore, 1920. First Edition. Small 4to. Complete volume 53. Library buckram, a little worn, original wrappers (soiled) bound in. Ex-library copy, priced accordingly. Groundbreaking experiments that earned George Whipple the Nobel prize for his discovery that liver fed to anemic dogs reverses the effects of the anemia, leading directly to successful liver treatment of pernicious anemia. "The first treatments for pernicious anemia were devised by George Whipple, who studied anemia in dogs. He was studying the effects of blood loss on dogs, and set out to investigate the effects of diet on anemia. Whipple bled dogs until they became anemic, feeding them special diets and noting the effects on their recovery. He found that dogs which ate large amounts of liver recovered quickly from anemia due to blood loss. He went on to investigate the effects of liver consumption on pernicious anemia, and in 1920 he published a paper [i.e. the present paper] on how eating liver had beneficial effects on sufferers… Read more
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[INCUNABULA REFERENCE]. Census of Fifteenth Century Books Owned in America
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[INCUNABULA REFERENCE]. Census of Fifteenth Century Books Owned in America

by Bibliographical Society of America / introduction by George Parker Winship

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New York: New York Public Library, 1919. First Edition. 4to (265 x 190 mm). xxiv, 245 pp. Contemporary buckram (soiled; spine label chipped and defective), original blue printed wrappers bound in. One of 100 copies on fine Old Stratford paper. This, the famed "First Census," records Incunabula not only in American libraries, but in private collections in the U.S. Copies of the ordinary trade edition of the "First Census" are common, but the fine paper issue of 100 is scarce in private ownership. George Parker Winship provides a long account of the development of the project, which is briefly recounted by Goff in his "Third Census." The work was "Compiled by a Committee of the Bibliographical Society of America," but much of the data was gathered and organized by WOMEN, namely Maude E.C. Covell, Miss Edith Brinckmann, and her successor, in 1909, Miss Margaret W. Righter. Incidentally, Brinckmann had already catalogued much of the Copinger-Widener Collection of incunabula at the Free Library of… Read more
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[VINLAND MAP / TARTAR RELATION]. Vinland's Saga Recalled (complete issue of the Yale University...
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[VINLAND MAP / TARTAR RELATION]. "Vinland's Saga Recalled" (complete issue of the Yale University Library Gazette, Vol. 64, Nos. 1-2, October 1989)

by Witten, Laurence C.

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New Haven: Yale University Library, 1989. 8vo. Complete issue: 96 pp., some illustrations in the text. Original printed wrappers (front cover somewhat stained). Complete issue (not an extract or offprint). Of signal interest is Laurence Witten's discussion of his purchase and eventual sale (to Paul Mellon, for Yale) of the so-called "Vinland Map." This infamous map is reported to have been bound at some point with a 15th-century manuscript of the so-called "Tartar Relation" and a 15th-century manuscript of Vincent de Beauvais' "Speculum." In his recollection, which is presented in exactingly detail, Witten blatantly contradicts himself. On p. 19 Witten claims "I decided to withdraw it [the Tartar Relation manuscript] from business inventory and give it to my wife." We are unable to comprehend why anyone would need to do that, but in any event, on: p. 29 "Cora Witten [his wife] paid the obligations agree to at the time of her PURCHASE of the manuscript" [emphasis ours]. Here is a scholar of some note… Read more
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INCUNABULA. 245 Wiegendrucke aus 106 meist deutschen Pressen
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INCUNABULA. 245 Wiegendrucke aus 106 meist deutschen Pressen

by Wolfle, Robert (bookseller). Pressler, Christine (cataloguer)

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Munich: Robert Wolfle, 1985. First Edition. Very good. 4to. 213, [3] pp. With numerous illustrations in b/w and color. Original wrappers (a little worn). WITH: Price-list (2 ff.) annotated in ink, back wrapper in pencil. NOT ex-library! While technically a "bookseller's catalogue," the level of scholarship in this volume rivals or exceeds many academic publications on the same subject. There are very thorough descriptions of 245 fifteenth-century books from 106 different presses. Of these, 99 are from German-speaking towns: Strassburg is the best represented, with 45 incunables from 16 different presses. The catalogue boasts many highlights, including three fine Strassburg Bibles, and a spectacular Cicero PRINTED ON VELLUM by Fust and Schoffer in 1466 (no. 57 = DM 75,000).
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A Catalogue of the Library of the late John Henry Wrenn [...] edited by Thomas J. Wise
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A Catalogue of the Library of the late John Henry Wrenn [...] edited by Thomas J. Wise

by Wrenn, John Henry (collector). Wrenn, Harold B. (compiler). Wise, Thomas J. (compiler)

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Austin, Texas: [Printed by E.T. Heron, and Co., for] The University of Texas at Austin, 1920. First Edition. Near Fine. 5 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece portrait of Wrenn by Emery Walker, 12, 315 pp.; 4 ff. (first blank), 293 pp., 1 f. (blank); 4 ff. (first blank), 307 pp.; 4 ff. (first blank), 280 pp.; 4 ff. (first blank), 187, 16 pp. (Addenda), 2 ff. (last blank). Original buckram (spines very slightly darkened), top edges gilt, others untrimmed, cloth inner hinges as issued (offset onto pastedowns as is true in all copies). Inside the front cover of each volume is affixed the bookplate of John Henry Wrenn (engraved by J.F. Badhey). Beautiful, unopened copy. Edition limited to 120 copies, ours is unnumbered and is preserved is the freshest possible condition, the smooth thick paper bone white and glowingly bright, and the bindings without defect. It is difficult to believe that these five important "reference books" are 100 years old yet have never been read or even opened. If we ever find another set,… Read more
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