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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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The Thing Is... Limited edition handmade book

By: Allan, Norman

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, Lyricalmyrical Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9894

ISBN: 1897275897

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Unnumbered pages. Yellow cloth with black cloth spine, aqua paper pastedown with one of Allan's sketches to the front cover. Minor shelf wear. Back inside cover has the Lyricalmyrical colophon and the numbers 38 and 40 in pencil, with what looks to be LI (probably Luciano Iacobelli, the publisher) in pencil below that. Inside front cover has a little sketch which we can't tell if it is original and printed, done by the author, or done by a later owner. Clean and nice inside. Scarce. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 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 , same at rear, otherwise minor foxing and age but clean and nice, a very handsome copy of this humourous hunting collection, ... View more info

Käfer Und Schmetterlinge Weisheit Aus Dem Lande Des Khalifen. Signed by Barth

By: Barth, Hermann

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Berlin, Alfred Schall: 1901

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6151

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Vii + 128 pps. Tan cloth boards with beautiful gilt and teal blue decorations with Arabic and German script, spine has gilt and red. Covers have a bit of shelf soil and wear but quite minor. Inside has lovely golden floral endpapers with the bookplate of Victor de Guinzbourg, sometime WWII spy and proverb collector. On the blank facing the title page there is a very faint inscription in blue ink with Hermann Barth's signature. Each page has lovely blue floral borders. A very pretty book with nice provenance. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 128 pages; Signed by Author 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 hat einen Schatten von einem publisher' s-Flugschrift, noch eingeschlossen.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; Signed by Aut... View more info

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Phyllanthography: A Method of Leaf and Flower Writing; and a Basket of Choice Roses Inscribed by author to Shirley Jackson's father-in-law Louis Hyman

By: Binion, Samuel A.

Price: $35.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9905

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. This is a very hard to find volume with 10 pages on how to write words using flowers and leaves, then the balance being collecte... View more info

Convoy to India Signed by Author

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

Price: $35.00

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 and hopes, as well. Dark red cover is clean and bright with traces of an impression (as though someone used the book as a prop... 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 smooth, with minor chipping on spine edges and on boards on volume one, volume two with some more chipping on the rear board. Bo... 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 edition has very minor wear. Book itself has white boards which are clean and unmarked, interior is clean and unmarked. The ... 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 funny poems [...] from an unknown man named Hans Boetticher, who later became famous as Joachim Ringelnatz ." The illustra... 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 1576 -- its magnificent detailed plates took it firmly out of the medieval period and into the Renaissance. A lovely facsim... 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 drawings...and a very strange old man. Lots of fun. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 166 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Manalive

By: Chesterton, G.K. (Gilbert Keith)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Edinburgh, etc., Thomas Nelson and Sons: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9902

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


383 pp. Coloured frontis plate. Stated 1st. Dark blue ribbed cloth with elaborately embossing, spine gilt bright, Spine tips a little dusted and pulled, corners just turning in, pencil erasure on end page and verso of title, otherwise clean and unmarked. A nice copy of this two part story of Innocent Smith, one of Christianity's "holy fools". ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 383 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 apparently) and a historian of the English theater. Lowe compared all six previous editions of Cibber's work, carefully going b... View more info

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Voces Intimas

By: Coello, Maria Esther De Andrade

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Quito, Ecuador, Editora Quito: [1967]

Edition: Second Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10058

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


179, [5]. Indice. No publisher and no date but Editora Quito and 1967. In Spanish. Gift inscription from the author in Quito dated 1969 on the first blank. Original cream wraps with dark blue are a little chipped around the edges, bit grubby, spine tips are chipped and worn away. Printed in blue. Interior is clean and unmarked. Pages 177-178 are testimonials and reviews of the 1934 first edition. Quite scarce, nice copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 179 pages; Signed by Author 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 exemplaires des tines a la vente, soit:...50 exemplaires sur Hollande (numerotes de 27 a 76) contenant un etat des gravures,... 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 pages; Signed by Author 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. Maurits, that has been pasted down on the first blank, otherwise clean and unmarked. A lovely copy of this art book with a nice ... 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 copy of this Dibdin classic with the master's inscription. 2nd edition enlarged and improved. "The whole preceded by an Acc... View more info