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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. Kirby: 1814

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7915

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


This 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 smooth... 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: $95.00

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

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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

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 was a gift from Mrs. Maurits, ... 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

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The Liturgical Parenthesis of David Jones Signed by Author

By: Dilworth, Thomas

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Ipswich, Golgonooza Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8867

ISBN: 0903880229

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


KB 6 34pp. Ochre paper wraps (interior sewing) are clean with just a hint of wear. Interior has gift inscription signed "Tom", otherwise clean and nice. Dilworth has written extensively on Jones, the "unknown" poet of the first World War and later. ; 34 pages; Signed by Author View more info

The Theatre of the Greeks A Series of Papers Relating to the History and Criticism of the Greek Drama. Presentation Copy. Signed by Leonhard Schmitz

By: Donaldson, John William

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Pitt Press for Cambridge: 1836

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 6166

Condition: Good


Viii, 598 pp. Folding plate, plan of the theatre of Hacchus at Athens at Frontis. In English With prize presentation plate to Thomas Hill Jamieson, from L. Schmitz, Rector, Royal High School of Edinburgh, dated 1864. Prize binding in smooth claf leather with blind double ruling, gilt coat of arms of Edinburgh front and back (Nisi Dominus Frustra) , 5 raised bands to the spine, spine label almost completely chipped away, some gilt decoration in the compartments, spine tip... View more info

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Rafinesque in Lexington 1819-1826 Signed, Limited Edition

By: Dupre, Huntly

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Lexington, KY, Bur Press: 1945

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8920

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


KB6 xii,[2],99, [iv] pp. Index, bibliography. Signed by the author on the half title, no. 234 of limited edition of 250. Green marbled paper hard boards have some rubbing at the extremities, dark green cloth spine with paper pastedown title. There is no pastedown to the front cover. Interior has some pencil erasure to the first blank, otherwise clean and nice. Very attractive small octavo. ; Kentucky Monographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 99 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Gesange Um Die Liebe

By: Eisold, Paul W.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Dresden, Jakob Hegner: 1920

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 6592

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


12 unnumbered leaves, including blanks and half title. Limited edition of 300, of which this is what looks like 264 (written very faintly on the limitation page). Original cream card covers are browned at edges, bit worn and crispy, few small blotches and a pencil erasure, original green cord ties are faded to brown on the outside, bright green within. Interior pages have some foxing throughout, a few small pencil marks, page edges with some turn downs . Generally aged b... View more info