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Florence: Giulio Giannini & Son, . Sixteenmo pamphlet, measuring 5.75 x 3.75 inches: . Original red, green, and yellow patterned paper wrappers, pastedown label to upper wrapper. Two black-and-white views of Florence; seven halftone reproductions of paintings printed on rectos only. Endnotes at rear. Occasional spot of foxing.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981. Single volume, measuring 5.75 x 3.5: xix, , 412. Original blindstamped blue cloth boards lettered in gilt, original unclipped dust jacket. Bookplate of Jack and Frances Donaldson to front free endpaper, lightest edgewear to jacket.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1928. Single volume, measuring 7.25 x 5 inches: , 330, . Original full tan pebbled cloth, spine and front board lettered in brown, yellow endpapers decorated with publisher’s seal, top edge stained brown. Original unclipped pictorial dust jacket in brown and tan. Small presentation...
(London): Percy Lund, Humphries & Co., (1960). Octavo, measuring 9 x 6 inches: . Original green paper boards lettered in black and white dots. Text printed in black, orange, and blue. Illustrated with photolithographed annotations and vignettes, full-page drawings, diagrams, photographs of Duchamp’s work (including one folding plate), and musical...
Wethersfield [Connecticut]: no publisher, 1832. Octavo, measuring 8 x 5 inches: 95, . Contemporary three-quarter sheep, marbled boards, spine lettered and double-ruled in gilt, all edges speckled blue. Wear to spine, first blank excised, with part of the clean cut affecting gutter of title page, dampstain in gutter of title...
Brooklyn: Antifurniture Editions, 2018. Single volume, measuring 8.5 x 5.5 inches: . Original red wrappers lettered in black, three unbound signatures of six leaves each, printed rectos only, laid in. Numbered in pencil on colophon. Housed in original ivory wrapper, sealed with a printed label numbered in ink.
Boston: S.G. Goodrich and Co., 1829. Three twelvemo volumes, early twentieth-century brown pigskin over textured tan cloth boards, raised bands, spines tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers, text blocks uncut and partially unopened. Catalogue of American Poetry at rear of volume III. Bookplate of collector Perry Beaver Strassburger (1888-1954) to front...
London: Hodder & Stoughton, . Large quarto, measuring 12 x 9.5 inches: . Original brown pigskin, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, upper board double-ruled in gilt with central device of rosebush rooted in book, helmet, sword, and musket, with English crown supported in branches. Top edge gilt, other edges...
London: William Heinemann, . Quarto, measuring 11.5 x 9 inches: xviii, 76, . Original vellum spine lettered in gilt, pictorial gilt-stamped parchment boards, pale blue and white pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, all other edges uncut, text block partially unopened. Half-title, with limitation signed by Rackham on verso; pictorial title...
New York: New Directions, 1976. Octavo, original brown cloth lettered in black, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Signed by Eugenio Montale on the half-title. Lightest toning to jacket edges.
New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. Octavo measuring 7.25 x 5 inches, early twentieth-century full russet calf, boards single-ruled in gilt, raised bands, black morocco spine labels, spine single-ruled and lettered in gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Handwritten slip tipped onto second fly leaf noting “inner gilt dentelles by Zaehnsdorf.”...
[Shanghai]: Jung cun shu ju; Hong wen shu ju, 1907. Single volume, measuring 7.25 x 5 inches: , 75, . Original printed wrappers, stitched as issued, ornamental border stamped in purple on upper wrapper. Half-title printed on green paper. Portrait of Qiu Jin in Japanese dress, wielding a sword, following...
(Glenview, Illinois): Scott, Foresman & Company, (1967-1968). Six octavo volumes, measuring 8.5 x 6.5 inches, original pale pictorial cloth with lettering and graphics in contrasting colors. Illustrated title pages, photographic or full-color illustrations on almost every page, glossaries at rear. School library stamps on front endpapers of two volumes, library...
London: Printed for Lackington, Allen, and Co. Finsbury Square; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster Row; Reprinted for Robert Triphook, St. James's Street, by Harding and Wright, St. John's Square, 1815, 1813. Six quarto volumes, contemporary full brown crushed morocco gilt, gilt-ruled blindtooled boards, raised bands decorated in...
Glasgow: R. Urie, 1752. Twelvemo, full eighteenth-century calf, spine ruled in gilt, pp. [1-2] 3-106. Ink ownership signature dated 1838 to front free endpaper. Two tiny wormholes; text block resewn at an early date; light occasional foxing; expert repair to binding joints and corners.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929. Small octavo, 64 pp. Original textured gilt paper boards, black cloth spine with pastedown label, top edge stained black, original unclipped salmon-pink dust jacket printed in black, text block uncut and partially unopened. Frontispiece portrait by Pavel Tchelitchew, three pages of endnotes...
New York: Vanguard Press, 1949. Octavo, original black cloth boards stamped in gilt and pink, bright unclipped original dustjacket with two barely perceptible scratches to front panel.
[New York]: The Heritage Press, 1944. Quarto, original red cloth, spine lettered in yellow, pictorial pastedown bordered in red and blue to front board, color pictorial endpapers, all edges stained yellow, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Black-and-white and color illustrations throughout text. Jacket spine sunned, no slipcase.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1980. Octavo, publisher's beige cloth lettered in black, dark brown endpapers, supplied clipped typographic dust jacket. Inscribed in ink on the title page: “For Henry Nash Smith, / admiringly, / from Helen Vendler.” Pencil notation to verso of final blank, author photograph from original dust jacket...
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1988). Single volume measuring 10 x 7.25 inches, original green cloth spine lettered in gilt, green paper boards, tan endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with six full-page black and white plates and smaller vignettes throughout text.
New York City: April 14, 1887. Ivory card, measuring 2.75 x 3.75 inches, printed recto only: “Walt Whitman / At Home -- Thursday Evening / April 14th 1887 / Westminster Hotel, Irving Place and 16th St., New York.” Penciled bookseller note to verso: “April 14, 1887 for his most famous...
London: David Bogue, 1881. Octavo, early twentieth-century full red crushed morocco gilt, boards gilt-ruled with gilt cornerpieces and floral medallions inlaid with green morocco, raised bands, spine compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, red silk ribbon marker. Gilt-embossed rectangular panel...
New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981. Slim quarto, measuring 10 x 8 inches: 45, . Original beige cloth spine stamped in gilt over blindstamped terracotta boards, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket with no Newbery Medal or Caldecott Honor Seal, ivory speckled endpapers. Color illustrations throughout text. Lightest edgewear.
London: Edward Moxon, 1846. Seven octavo volumes, full polished calf gilt, raised bands, red and green spine labels, marbled edges and endpapers. Portrait frontispiece to Volume I; Volumes I, II and V expertly rebacked with the original spines laid down. Lightest rubbing and toning to bindings.