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Computer Development (SEAC and DYSEAC) at the National Bureau of Standards Washington, D.C., Circular 551

By: Alexander, S.N., Et al

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., National Bureau of STandards: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000597

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


iv + 146 pp Illustrated b&w photos & figures. United STates Department of Commerce. Extremely scarce, fascinating look at two early computers, includes schematic diagrams and photos of various components of the computers. Dark red cloth with gilt is lightly soiled and faded, spine gilt darkened but just legible. Fep has old address stamp. Some toning and age to the paper but overall quite good.; Large 8vo View more info

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Sport "And There's the Humour of It"

By: Armour, G. Denholm

Price: $90.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson:

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6954

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


88 pages, wonderful sketches and cartoons of the hunting scene by the author. Limited edition of 250, this is no. 45, signed on the limitation page by the author. No date listed. Original red 3/4 leather with bright red cloth boards with a gilt engraved humourous scene, red ruling at the leather edges. Corners just a little rubbed, ditto spine tips, the DJ is gone excpet for the two flaps which are tucked inside. Beautiful marbled end papers. First blank is quite foxed ,... View more info

Sonette

By: Bellack, Hans

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Xenien-Verlag: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002497

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


82 pp. Signed by the author, Hans Bellack, on the half-title. 1/4 vellum. Vellum spine, brown hard boards with gilt, very handsome, just a little wear. Interior front hinge just starting, pages are clean, last page has a "shadow" from a publisher's pamphlet, still enclosed. Original-Halbpergamentband. braune harte Bretter mit der Vergoldung, sehr stattlich, gerade wenig Abnutzung. Das vordere gerade beginnende Innenscharnier, Seiten sind saubere, letzte Seite h... View more info

Phyllanthography: A Method of Leaf and Flower Writing; and a Basket of Choice Roses

By: Binion, Samuel A.

Price: $44.00

Publisher: New York, R.F.Fenno & Co.: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000536

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


x pages + 94 pages, frontis portrait of the author, color plate, one b&w plate of flower names, the alphabet in leaves and flowers, then each recto has a verse or paragraph with a fancy border print, verso is blank. Inscribed by Binion to his cousin Louis Hyman (the father-in-law of author Shirley Jackson). Binion himself was a busy translator of Polish fiction and scientific works, as well as a successful writer in his own right on the Kaballah and on Ancient Egypt. ... View more info

Convoy to India

By: Blakeley, Al Ethelred (pseud. Alfred E. Blake)

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Brooklyn, Trilon Press: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000161

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


214 pp; Signed on the first fly "To Hi, with best wishes, Al. E. Blakeley". A war-time diary written by an African American soldier in the segregated American army during World War II. The author traveled through Africa, the Middle East, Burma, Pakistan, and India. His view of the war and world from the inside is interesting enough, but he also feels sympathy for the downtrodden people of color he sees on his travels and reports on their culture, condition an... View more info

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Narrative of a forced journey through Spain and France, as a prisoner of war, in the years 1810-1814. Volume I AND volume II COMPLETE

By: Blayney, Major General Lord Andrew Thomas

Price: $550.00

Publisher: London, E. Kerby: 1814

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7915

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


79This set is complete, 494 and 504 pages, two octavo hardcover volumes beautifully bound in full leather, measuring 8.5" x 5". It is in good antiquarian condition, hinges weakening on both volumes but holding by cords and what appear to be early repairs, gilt bright on leather, each spine divided by five bands into six panels, with gilt designs, one green leather panel with volume number, and red leather with title, volume one title is torn, leather mostly smoo... View more info

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Vita e azioni di S. Carlo Borromeo [1538-1584] in 37 incisioni del primo '600.

By: Borromeo, Carlo, Santo

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Milan, CASTello: [1984]

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8980

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


[iii], [4], [5-12], [13-49] ff. 8 leaves of text, 36 leaves of plates, printed on one side of the leaves only. No. 964 of 1000 copies printed commemorating the death of S. Carlo Borromeo, from the "Edizioni Castello Del Lago Milano" taken from the original example conserved at the Biblioteca Borromeo at Isola Bella. That example is entitled the Nonnulla Praeclara Gesta, dated 1610. Cream dust jacket with an engraving from the original and the title of this ... View more info

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Die Schnupftabaksdose Stumpfsinn in Versen und Bildern

By: Botticher, Hans (Ringelnatz, Joachim); Seewald, Richard.J.M.

Price: $425.00

Publisher: Munchen, R. Piper & Co: [1912]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8871

Condition: Good


KB6 49 pp + 3 leaves of ads. Card cover with a comical illustration of King of Prussia taking snuff on horseback. Front cover detached, light general wear to the edges with a few chips, spine covering worn. Interior paper browned, as normal, some creasing to a few of the pages, clean and unmarked, quite fragile but still intact. A very scarce copy of this droll little book. The publisher remembers, "The draftsman Richard Seewald one day brought a manuscript with f... View more info

A Little Flutter

By: Bramah, Ernest

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9589

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


319 pp. Original green cloth with some rubbing at head and tail of spine, backstrip has gilt. Interior clean and unmarked with occasional light foxing. The author of a number of books on detectives, Asian fantasty and farming takes on Sherlock Holmes. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 319 pages View more info

Beschreibung und Contrafactur von den vornembsten Stetten der Welt [der vornembster Stat der Welt]. Civitates Orbis Terrarum. Das ander Buch. 2nd Volume Facsimile and Katalog

By: Braun, Georg; Hogenberg, Franz; bearbeitet von Max Schefold

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Plochingen, Muller und Schindler: 1966

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 9590

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover slipcase, black paper katalog of 15 pp, leatherette and gilt facsimile of Civitates Orbis Terrarum II, unnumbered pages. Coloured title, 59 views, maps and plates in rich colours. A large folio in very good condition, some minor wear to the slipcase, some light pencil notations on first blank of facsimile, otherwise clean and fresh. One of the best known city books of the late 15th century. The first Latin edition was published in 1575, the German edition in... View more info

Reflections on the Revolution in France and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to That Event In a letter intended to have been sent to a gentleman in Paris.

By: Burke, Edmund

Price: $1,699.00

Publisher: London, J. Dodsley: 1790

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 9411

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


iv, 356 pp. In full tree calf of the period with gilt decorations around the edges, spine has been sensitively rebacked with raised bands and era appropriate gilt stamping, dark red label. Renewed end papers. Bibliography of the printing on this is confusing, to say the least. This appears to be printed on November 2nd, one day after the first edition. Todd, 53b, calls it the first impression of the 2nd edition, rather than the 2nd impression of the first because Burke ... View more info

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The Narrow Passage

By: Butterworth, Oliver

Price: $37.00

Publisher: New York, Little, Brown: 1973

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6095

ISBN: 0316119121

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


166 pp. Stated 1st edition, March 1973, signed by the author on the first free end paper. Original illustrated dust jacket is chipped and torn around the edges, front flap price torn off. Book itself has a small fade at bottom of the spine where the DJ was lacking, interior clean and unmarked. Another wonderful children's book from the author of The Enormous Egg -- our young hero travels to France to help an archeologist and discovers a deep cave with prehistoric drawing... View more info

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The Loved and the Lost

By: Callaghan, Morley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, MacGibbon and Kee: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7054

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


234 pp. Brown DJ in good condition. Slightly worn/rubbed along edges. Price clipped inside front cover. Black cloth boards. Book is in good condition, interior is very clean. Faint sticker mark inside rear cover. ; 8.10 X 5.70 X 1 inches; 234 pages View more info

An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Written By Himself, A New Edition with Notes and Supplement By Robert W. Lowe, in Two Volumes

By: Cibber, Colley (Lowe, Robert W., Ed.)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, John C. Nimmo: 1889

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 000170

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


In 2 volumes, 337 pp & 416 pp, 26 original mezzotint portraits by R.B. Parkes and 18 etching by Adolphe Lalauze, limited edition of 510 copies, this is number 307. A new edition of the 1740 original autobiography of Colley Cibber, "interspersed with characters and anecdotes of his theatrical contemporaries, the whole forming a complete history of the stage for the space of forty years". Cibber was the Poet Laureate of England (a purely political appointment app... View more info

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La Vie de Caserne. Le Train de 8 h. 47

By: Courteline, Georges (Moinaux, Georges Victor Marcel)

Price: $99.00

Publisher: Bruxelles, Editions du Nord: 1929

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 004122

Condition: Fair


Limited run #50 of a total run of 1076. Original paper covers with train and French colors has old wax paper cover, covers generally lightly worn, paper spine covering chipped and wearing away, interior clean and unmarked but stitching starting to separate. Beautiful color illustrations by Hemard with a suite of b/w illustrations at the rear. "Ce libre, le neuvieme de la collection "Les Gloires Litteraires" a ete etabli par Paul Angenot. Il a ete tire a 1076... View more info

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La Forets de la Nuit Signed by Author

By: Curtis, Jean-Louis

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Paris, Rene Julliard: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9251

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


385 pp. Gift inscription on the half title signed "Jean-Louis Curtis". Printed 24 Sept 1947. Original cream paper wraps are a bit browned, chipping around the edges, spine cover chipped with a few lacks. Interior paper is also browned and a little crispy, still in good if somewhat fragile condition. Nice gift inscription from the author. Curtis's most important book, looking back on the Resistance during the German occupation. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 385... View more info

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Maurits Verbist with handwritten letter from Mrs. Maurits Verbist

By: D'Haese, Jan; Gyselen, Gaby

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Brussells, Arcade Publishing: 1977

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8286

ISBN: 2800501235

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


No. 167 of 980. 222 pp, with tipped in color plates. In Flemish with some French and English (the intro and bio are triligual). In ochre linen slipcase which has minor wear, a bump at the bottom edge. white and black dj has a crease at front gutter but otherwise quite good, book itself is clean and nice. There is a handwritten thank you letter from Joanna Verbist, Maurits' wife, to a Canadian friend, dated 1993, sounding as though the book had been a gift from Mrs. Maur... View more info

The Scandinavian Element in French and Norman. A Study of the Influence of the Scandinavian Languages on French from the Tenth Century to the Present

By: De Gorog, Ralph Paul

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Bookman Associates: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002421

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


168 pp. Bookman Monograph Series. With the book stamp (in numerous places) of Morris "Moe" Berg, a major league baseball catcher and coach (Robins, White Sox, Indians, Senators, Red Sox), who was also a spy in the OSS during WWII -- as well as being an accomplished linguist. Dark blue cloth with gilt to front and spine is generally aged, some wear at corners, spine tips starting to fray, bit cocked. Back cover has some light staining. Interior has Berg's sta... View more info

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An Introduction to the Knowledge of Rare and Valuable Editions of the Greek and Latin Classics; Including the Scriptores De Re Rustica, Greek Romances, and Lexicons and Grammars: to Which is Added a Complete Index Analyticus. Signed by Dibdin

By: Dibdin, Thomas Frognall

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, W. Dwyer, Et Al: 1804

Edition: Second Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7134

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Lxxiii, 572 pp. Indices, errata. Frontis Matthew 1 in Greek and Latin. Signed by Dibdin on the title page "with the author's respectful Compls. Mar 7, 1805" Handsomely rebound in brown pebbled cloth with gilt to spine, very minor wear. Interior renewed marbled endpapers with bookplate of classicist Goodwin B. Beach. Title page is browned with ghosting of frontis, paper lightly toned, some shelf soil at the top edge especially at the rear, solid binding. A nice co... View more info

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, Ltd.: 1844

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 9445

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


xiv,[i],624 pp. 1st edition early issue with the 14 line errata sheet. 36 of 39 plates. In what appears to be original 3/4 leather with marbled boards, paneled spine with gilt and black label, title gilt just legible, some chipping at spine top, normal wear and rubbing to boards and corners. Interior plates are quite foxed which is not unusual. Two of the plates have been hand coloured, one of them amateurishly, a number of the plates are in the wrong spot and a few have... View more info