Sabin 25602; Shaw & Shoemaker 515. On Temple Franklin and early editions, see: Green & Stallybrass, Franklin,151–60. Contemporary treed sheep, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label; spine extremities a little chipped, front cover a little sprung, hinges (inside) reinforced. Frontispiece and title-page tattered and now mounted, with outer margin of first preface page repaired; a number of corners bumped or dog-eared, with a few in one section at some point delicately rodent(?)-nibbled. Subscribers' list trimmed closely, affecting two names only; pages age-toned with intermittent foxing. In fact, though certainly not “excellent” quite “satisfactory.” (25357)
(Acheson, Bohlen, Harriman, Kennan, Lovett, McCloy). Isaacson, Walter and Thomas, Evans. The wise men: Six friends and the world they made. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986. (6529)
(Acheson, Dean). Acheson, David C. Acheson country: A memoir. New York: W.W. Norton, 1993. Dust jacket as new. (6530)
(Acheson, Dean). McLellan, David S. and Acheson, David C., eds. Among friends: Personal letters of Dean Acheson. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1980. Dust jacket somewhat worn. (6531)
(Adams, Abigail & John). Butterfield, L.H.; Friedlaender, Marc; and Kline, Mary-Jo, eds. The book of Abigail and John: Selected letters of the Adams family. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1975. (6532)
(Adams, Charles Francis Jr.). Kirkland, Edward Chase. Charles Francis Adams, Jr. 1835–1915: The patrician at bay. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1965. Dust jacket slightly worn. (6533)
(Adams family). Adams, James Truslow. The Adams family. Boston: Little, Brown, 1930. (21049)
This is the first printing of the sermon he gave during the celebrations held in Puebla upon receiving notification of the beatification of Sebastian Aparicio, the notableearly Mexican entrepreneur turned beggar and ascetic. The remarkable engraving of Aparicio was drawn and engraved by Francisco Casanova in 1769 for Jose Manuel Rodríguez's Vida prodigiosa del V. Siervo de Dios Fray Sebastian de Aparicio and seems to have been reengraved for this publication by Ignacio Garcia de las Prietas.
Medina, Mexico, 8023; Beristain, I, p. 23. Removed from a binding and with modern stitching; title-page with a bit of old spotting. Worm track in lower inner area of all leaves, costing some letters but not whole words and, on the plate leaf, well away from thegorgeous image. (36803)
(Alighieri, Dante). Chubb, Thomas Caldecott. Dante and his world. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1966.
(Alsop, Joseph W.). Alsop, Joseph W. I've seen the best of it: memoirs. New York: W.W. Norton, 1992. As new. (6537)
(Alsop, Stewart). Alsop, Stewart. Stay of execution: A sort of memoir. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1973. Two tears in dust jacket, otherwise good. (6538)
Publisher's quarter cloth with paper-covered sides, corners the slightest bit rubbed; original slipcase, this sunned and abraded with “spine” broken. Danish copyright information lined through, volume otherwise clean and quite nice internally. (24517)
The wood-engraved frontispiece is signed “Whitney” (i.e., Elias James Whitney). Authorship is revealed by the ever efficient cataloguers of the American Antiquarian Society who discovered in Eleventh Annual Report of the American Tract Society (1836), p. 18, that “The narrative of Mary Lothrop [was] written by the lady of Rev. Rufus Anderson, of Boston,” i.e., Eliza Hill Anderson.
Provenance: “Maria Preston” on front pastedown and “Maria Preston, Dummerston Vermont” on back endpaper.
American Imprints 13713. Quarter bound in brown leather over marbled paper–covered boards, gilt lettering and ruling on spine; spine with loss of leather at ends, covers and corners well-rubbed, front joint (outside) cracked and front cover loosening with back one firmly attached. Age-toning; soiling and spotting, and creasing; marked as above, with some pencilling on endpapers. A good representative example of 19th-century Christian children's literature, well used in precisely the ways that children's books often are. (36015)
The volume was published at the request of Cardinal Ascanius Columnas in an edition ofonly 750 copies, and was printed at Antwerp at the press of Moretus’ widow and sons with the famous Plantin device appearing in two versions (engraved, to the title, and woodcut, to the final recto).
A full-page engraved funeral portrait of Rubens engraved by Cornelius Galleafter Peter Paul Rubens signals the beginning of the third section, in which Jan Brant records the life of his son-in-law’s brother and transcribes his epitaph. Even Balthasar Moretus contributes an epigram in honor of the deceased.
In the fourth section, Rubens’ own orations and selected letters appear, i.a. his funeral oration to Philip II of Spain. Josse DeRycke contributed the final funerary tribute.
Done up in fully elegant Plantin–Moretus style, the volume has in addition to its careful typography and full-page plate and devices been lavished throughout with two-line block initials and four-line historiated woodcut initials; also, it offers several intricate woodcut tailpieces.
Searches of NUC Pre-1956 and WorldCat locate only eight copies in U.S. institutions, one of which has been deaccessioned; most arenot in obvious places.
Graesse, I, 241; Corpus Rubenianum, XXI (1977), 152. Period-style full brown calf, covers framed in blind double fillets, spine with gilt-stamped red leather title-label, raised bands with blind tooling extending onto covers. With a few odd spots to the text only, this is aremarkably fine, crisp copy. All edges green. (28878)
Provenance: This copy is inscribed by the author on a front fly-leaf: “Mrs. Bacon wth the author's affect. respects.” In addition, athree-page autograph letter signed by Bacon is tipped in; the letter pertains to Bacon family heraldic and heritage matters and includes mention of a deposition. The front pastedown bears the pictorial bookplate and small ticket of Robert Heysham Sayre of Bethlehem, PA.
NSTC C1166. 19th-century half brown morocco with marbled paper–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title and blind-tooled trefoil decorations in compartments; joints refurbished, spine bands and extremities slightly worn. Pages age-toned; six leaves browned from an old stain and a few more with small marginal areas browned; frontispiece and title-page with spots of foxing. Manuscript letter with outer edges creased, some creases partially slit, one small strip detached along an edge fold and laid in. An attractive copy of an interesting text with excellent and interesting additional material. (33598)
As Prof. Emerita Frances W. Pritchett of Columbia University writes on her great website (http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00islamlinks/ikram/part2_12.html): “Of all the aspects of Akbar's life and reign, few have excited more interest than his attitude toward religion. . . . [H]e built the Ibadat Khana, the House of Worship, which he set apart for religious discussions. Every Friday after the congregational prayers, scholars, dervishes, theologians, and courtiers interested in religious affairs would assemble in the Ibadat Khana and discuss religious subjects in the royal presence.”
It was to these discussions/conversations/debates that Acquaviva was invited. The religions represented were many, the major participants including Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Hindus, Jains, and Zoroastrians. After several months Acquaviva felt his contributions to the debates insufficient to justify continuing as part of the mission and left the task to fellow Jesuits. On return to Goa his missionary work led him to the Hindu Kshatriyas of Salcette, south of Goa, which proved a fatal decision. Prior to his arrival, the Jesuits with the aid of Portuguese troops had destroyed some temples there; the Cuncolim Revolt of July, 1583, was partially a result of those actions and it was in the revolt that Acquaviva and the four companions alluded to in the title of this work were murdered.
The author of this biography was a major Jesuit historian of the Society's activity in Asia. He was the author of the monumental Istoria della Compagnia di Gesu (1650–1673) in 6 folio volumes, Della vita e dell'istituto di S. Ignatio, fondatore della Compagnia di Gesu (1650), L'Asia (1653), Il Giappone, parte seconda dell'Asia (1660), La Cina, terza parte dell'Asia (1663), L'Inghilterra, parte dell'Europa (1667), L'Italia, prima parte dell'Europa (1673), and biographies of Jesuits Vincenzo Caraffa (1651), Robert Bellarmine (1678), Stanislas Kostka (1678), Francis Borgia (1681), and Niccolo Zucchi (1682). Also of interest are his works on science: Della tensione e della pressione (1677), Del suono, dei tremori armonici, dell'udito (1679), and Del ghiaccio e della coagulatione (1682).
This is the second edition of Bartoli's account of Acquaviva and his mission, following the first of the previous year. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC locate just two copies of the 1663 edition, both in the U.S., and similarly only two copies of this 1664 (one in Germany, one at Oxford).
DeBacker-Sommervogel, I, 975; Graesse, I, 303 (for first edition and other later editions but not knowing of this second). Late 18th-century quarter vellum over light boards covered with green paper. Undeciphered 17th-century ownership inscription on title-page. Waterstaining, at times significant, at others barely visible. A sound copy with no worming or tears. (35200)
This work discusses his humility, obedience to the Agustinian rule and vows, and in part his work among the native population.
This second edition additionally contains Lucas Centeno's compilation of the documents relating to the reinterment of Fr. Basalenque's remains in the Convento de Santa María de Gracia in Valladolid (now Morelia), Mexico.
Sabin 75779; Palau 287455; Medina, BHA, 3996. Contemporary limp vellum with remnants of ties. Rodent damage to binding (bits devoured especially at back cover fore-edge) and some nibbling to lower edge of closed book (not anywhere near the text). Clean, solid, unwormed copy. (28616)
(Beecher family). Rugoff, Milton. The Beechers: an American family in the nineteenth century. New York: Harper & Row, 1981. Dust jacket worn, with several tears. History Book Club edition. (6549)
Provenance: Bookplate on each front pastedown of Mary B. & Otto C. Wierum.
Publisher's green cloth, front covers with gilt-stamped signature, spines with gilt-stamped title; vols. I and II sunned (particularly spines, which are also a little scraped), with vols. III and IV not so; extremities rubbed, one index leaf in vol. II torn across, vol. IV with back hinge (inside) cracked. Top edges gilt. Front pastedowns each with private collector's bookplate as above. A very decent though not “fresh” set. (33170)
The book is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Carroll done by J.C. Buttre after a daguerrotype by M.B. Brady, and with three other plates depicting Thomas A. Scott and others. A follow-up volume was issued in 1895, but it was a separate thing and is not present here.
Publisher's reddish-brown cloth, covers framed in black-stamped fillets with corner fleurons, front cover with gilt-stamped title; cloth worn over edges and extremities, with gilt rubbed and dimmed. Minor offsetting from frontispiece and plates, pages otherwise clean. (36907)
(Bowen family). Bowen, Catherine Drinker. Family portrait. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1970. (6554)
The Princeton Library catalogue record for this work states that P.J. Conkwright, the legendary designer and typographer at the Princeton University Press, designed the book. One would suspect that it was printed at the Press as well.
New. Bound, as issued, marbled paper boards, black cloth spine with title stamped in gold. Glassine dust wrapper slightly chipped and torn, but present. (37054)
A total of 26 lettered copies were issued in the binding described above. In addition to beingsigned by Bradbury and Weist on the title-page, the present example is anout-of-series copy marked (in red ink, on the title-page) as the publisher's copy.
(Browning, Robert). Thomas, Donald. Robert Browning: A life within life. New York: Viking, 1983. Dust jacket with one tear. (6557)
Publisher's cloth. Good-plus condition. (6558)
Castillo studied the Chiriguano language (of the Guarani family) in expectation of being a missionary among them, but was sent to Chile as a personal chaplain to the nephew of the Viceroy instead; and upon returning to Lima a few years later he learned that the mission to the Chiriguanos had been abandoned. Then, redoubling his work among the blacks, he learned “Angolan” (i.e., probably Bantu) in order to serve his flock, and he is said to have composed doctrinal works in that language which he left in manuscript.
His work among the blacks was especially directed to those (“los desamparados”) who had been abandoned, often to helpless homelessness, by their owners. Among other benefactions and with the support of the viceroy, the Conde de Lemos, he constructed a church for them, La Iglesia de los Desamparados; the biography devotes pp. 270 to 278 to describing it and pp. 294 to 312 to describing its statuary. These pages (and the sheer number of them!) suggest the richness that serious sponsors could set forth even for the humblest in late-17th-century Peru.
The present biography is by a fellow Jesuit who knew Castillo. NUC, WorldCat, COPAC, CCPBE, and the OPAC of the Spanish National Library show two U.S. library copies, plus one in Scotland, one in Mexico, six in Spain, and one in Chile.
Provenance: On title-page, old inked ownership inscription of a Jesuit colegio.
Sabin 9047; DeBacker-Sommervogel, II, 338; Alden & Landis 693/37; Medina, BHA, 1905; Streit, II, 2291; Palau 36675. Contemporary limp vellum with remnants of button and loop ties, lacking the portrait. Front free endpaper with faint old pencilled notes, rear pastedown missing exposing lining, all edges red. A few short marginal tears or paper flaws, and one lower corner lost touching text (taking a bit of print but not sense); in all, a very good, clean, untattered copy. (35020)
NSTC 2B60417. Period-style quarter light grey cloth and light blue paper?covered sides, spine with printed paper label; engraved portrait of Hale lacking. Ex–social club library with rubber-stamp on half-titles and main title-page but not on the pretty engraved title-page introducing Rochester's life; no other markings. A few leaves with upper outer corners bumped. Nice printing of two much-read and long-respected memoirs. (30337)
Provenance: Calligraphic bookplate of Norman J. Sondheim, American collector of fine press books.
McKitterick/Rendall/Dreyfus 84. Publisher's quarter natural niger morocco with red and black Cockerell marbled paper–covered sides; glassine wrapper lacking, boards very gently curved, extremities slightly worn. A solid, handsome copy of a handsome book. (32040)
Cabanès (1862–1928) was a medical doctor, historian, and successful writer of a goodly number of works of fiction and history, with a subspecialty of historical medical mysteries. Carrington was a leading British publisher (“abroad”) of late-Victorian and Edwardian pornography/erotica for “bibliophiles,” much of it flagellatory; there have been significant essays on him and his works, butWikipedia provides one irresistible sentence: “Carrington went blind as a result of syphilis and the last few years of his life were spent in poverty as his mistress stole his valuable collection of rare books.”
The chapters in this publication are: A youthful indiscretion of Louis XIV, The fistula of a great king, The maladies of Louis XV, The semi-impotency of Louis XVI, The first pregnancy of Marie-Antoinette, Louis XVI in private life, One of the judges of Marie-Antoinette: the surgeon Souberbielle, What was Marat's disease, Talleyrand and the doctors, The accouchement of the empress Marie-Louise, The ancestors of Marshal Mac-Mahon, and Gambetta's eye.
Nicely printed, with title-page in black and red and text block issued untrimmed, this is a copy of the trade edition: There was a deluxe issue on Japan vellum limited to 30 copies.
Provenance: “Virginia Pritchard Hilton-Green, my father's book.”
Publisher's blue cloth stamped in blind. Minor rubbing; small tear at base of front joint (outside). Inside clean. (35372)
Narratio: Adams C436; Brunet, II, 1009; VD16 C480 / VD16 C408. Libellus: Brunet, II, 1009; VD 16 C409; not in Adams. Tertius libellus: Brunet, II, 1009; VD16 C410. Binding as above, spine with later hand-inked paper label; binding much darkened and somewhat rubbed, one clasp intact and the other lacking. First title-page with ownership inscription dated 1559 inked in lower margin; Libellus alter lacking last leaf of preface (with errata on reverse) and Tertius libellus epistolar lacking title-page. Some corners dog-eared; two leaves with outer corners torn away, without loss to text. Early inked underlining and lining through of text, with a few marginalia, mostly in Narratio and occasionally in other two works. Last few leaves of final work with light waterstaining to lower outer corners.
(Cassatt, Mary). Hale, Nancy. Mary Cassatt. Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1975. (6470)
(Cecil family). Cecil, David. The Cecils of Hatfield House: An English ruling family. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973. Dust jacket in very good condition. (6561)
Publisher's white cloth; lightly soiled; top edge gilt, other edges deckle. A little age-toned, as expectable from nature of paper; a very good copy. (34719)
Both works are printed in roman type with large woodcut initials featuring cherubs and each has its title-page printed in black and red. The Examen is divided into two parts, each with its own collation and pagination, with the second part being “Sanctae romanae ecclesiae bibliothecariorum catalogus, iuxta chronologicum ordinem. . . .”
Evidence of readership. In the first part of the Examen an early reader has underlined in sepia ink passages or phrases s/he found significant but added no marginalia.
Contemporary vellum. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Very good copies of both titles. (19172)
The first volume is illustrated with12 plates each offering four rows of small portraits, some intriguingly expressive; each volume opens with an engraved frontispiece portrait of a royal George.
NSTC 2C23867. Recent textured maroon cloth, spines with gilt-stamped black leather title and volume labels; title-pages institutionally pressure- (not rubber-) stamped. Scattered light spots of staining, pages generally clean; first few leaves of voI. \ II with outer margins chipped. A hefty, substantive evocation of Georgian life and times. (30012)
(Clark, Kenneth). Secrest, Meryle. Kenneth Clark: A biography. New York: Fromm International, 1986. Paperback, in fine condition, inscribed by author. With photographs. (6473)
(Cocteau, Jean). Steegmuller, Francis. Cocteau: A biography. Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown & Company, and Atlantic Monthly Press, 1970. 8vo. Illus.
Publisher's cloth. Very good condition, no dust jacket. (6571)
New, in dust jacket. (24560)
Nearly New. Bound in brown paper boards, printed in black. In a protective box that is lightly chipped and with a spot or two of fading/discoloration; book in fine condition. (35756)
Numbered copy 1496 of 2000 printed, this issigned at the colophon by both Cowley and photographer Abbott. The appropriate LEC newsletter and prospectus are laid in.
Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by the Limited Editions Club, 523. Binding as above, in matching slipcase of brown cloth and gray paper. A clean, fresh, attractive copy. (30717)
First printing. The diary has been reduced in length by about one-third for publication and edited by Colin Franklin. It covers a low point in Craig's life, but is detailed and tells of his friends Beerbohm, Isadora Duncan, Lovat Fraser, and others; the more offensive anti-Semitic, pro-Nazi comments were omitted.
“Three hundred fifty copies of this book have been printed at the Bird & Bull Press in March 1982. The text is composed in Baskerville types by Mackenzie-Harris Corp., printed on mouldmade Bugrabutten paper and bound by Gray Parrot. This is copy No. 149.”
FYI: Original publication price was $160. And it's still a lovely book.
Heaney, Thirty years of Bird & Bull, A34. Publisher's quarter tan goat with tan and white paper sides. Clean and fresh. (36133)
According to the ESTC, this work is sometimes attributed to bookseller Nathaniel Crouch (who employed the pseudonyms R.B., Robert Burton, and Richard Burton) and to John Phillips (1631–1706). The piece was later rewritten as part 1 of “The secret history, of the four last monarchs of Great-Britain” (Wing C7346).
Provenance: The library of the Pacific School of Religion (properly released).
ESTC R32638; Wing (rev. ed.) S2339. Modern brown marbled paper–covered boards, gilt black leather spine label, new endpapers. Ex-library as above: rubber-stamps on title-page and one leaf of text, pencilled call number and five digit accession number stamped on title-page verso. Limited tears on two leaves with loss of some paper but not text, one leaf with small hole, a gathering or two with bent corners, crescent moon dust-soiling along top margins of a few more; old waterstaining in varying degrees that never weaken paper (or impair reading) to most gutters extending variously across text (and across that dust-soiling), light to moderate age-toning. Despite the staining to be noted, a nice, neat, and appealing little book. (36725)
(Douglas, William O.). Douglas, William O. Go east, young man: The early years. New York: Random House, 1974. Dust jacket in good condition. (6579)
(Dulles, Eleanor Lansing). Dulles, Eleanor Lansing. Eleanor Lansing Dulles: Chances of a lifetime, a memoir. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1980. Dust jacket shows wear, otherwise good. (6580)
(Dulles family). Mosley, Leonard. Dulles: a biography of Eleanor, Allen, and John Foster Dulles and their family network. New York: Dial Press, 1978. Dust jacket slightly worn, faded on spine. History Book Club edition. With photographs. (6581)
On Dunlap, see: Oxford Companion to the Theatre, 211. American Imprints 24237; BAL 5026; Howes D571; Sabin 21303. Publisher's quarter green diced cloth and tan paper–covered sides, spines with gilt-stamped title; edges and extremities rubbed, corners bumped, spines sunned, sides with spots of staining and discoloration. Front hinges (inside) tender. Ex–social club library: spines with paper shelving labels, front pastedowns with 19th-century bookplates and inked shelving numbers, title-pages and one other in each volume rubber-stamped, no other markings. Some outer corners of vol. II lightly waterstained; a very few instances of small spots of staining. (27558)
(Eisenhower, Dwight D.). Ferrell, Robert H., ed. The Eisenhower diaries. New York: W.W. Norton, 1981. History Book Club edition. Dust jacket worn. (6584)
(Elizabeth I). Jenkins, Elizabeth. Elizabeth the Great. New York: Coward-McCann, 1959. (6585)
Clearly the men were close and events of 1781 brought them even closer:That was the year of the Tupac Katari rebellion and the nearly year-long siege of La Paz by the 40,000-strong indigenous independence activists who rebelled against the Spanish Empire. And yes, mention is made in this volume of the rebellion.
Into his bibliographical entry for this eulogy Medina copied an interesting document, a letter from the viceroy to the king concerning Erazu. That letter reads in part: “desde el año de 80, obtiene su actual curato, que sirve igualmente con el vicariato de él, con la misma obligación y esmero, sin dar en este ni los anteriores cargos motivos á la menor queja; que al punto que se sintieron en aquel pueblo los primeros movimientos de la rebelión se esmeró en apartar á sus feligreses de seguirla, y dió prontos avisos á Chucuito para librar las armas del Rey: que retirado por sus achaques á la ciudad de La Paz, sufrió en ella sus dos rriesgados penosos sitios, ejercitando su caridad en sepultar diariamente los muchos cadáveres arrojados por las calles: que el infame indio Isidro Mamanú (alias Catari) que destruyó á Chucuito, fue aprisionado por los mismos feligreses, y entregado al corregidor de Puno, bajo cuyo mando continuaron sirviendo hasta la retirada al Cuzco; que concluídos los sitios de La Paz y abiertos los caminos, regresó á su curato, de donde despachó 600 indios auxiliares contra los rebeldes collanos, y un donativo de doscientos pesos para los gastos de esta expedición, tomando también á su cargo la recaudación de tributos de su doctrina en aquellas críticas circunstancias, logrando aumentarlos desde enotnces en quinientos pesos en cada tercio; que dispuso casa para cuartel de las dos compañías de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, sin gravamen alguno de la Real Hacienda, constituyéndose por capellán de ellos durante los tres años que guarnecieron su pueblo, sin reparto ni derecho por los entìerros y demás funciones de iglesia que se les ofrecieron, y haciéndolos con toda solemnidad; que ha establecido una escuela pública á su costa, comprando casa, pagando al maestro, é instruyendo á los muchachos en el idioma castellano; que promovió y logró cortar en todo aquel partido un abuso con que eran gravados sus naturales por los caciques; y que ha sido exacto en asistir en sus doctrinas, en la administración de sacramentos y en la instrucción de sus feligreses. Y considerándolo por todo acreedor á la gracia que solicita de una silla de merced vacante en el coro de la Catedral de La Paz, ú otra que sea del agrado de S. M., lo hago presente á V. E. para los efectos que su superior discernimiento halle correspondientes.”
This was printed with several handsome historiated initials and one attractive headpiece.
Medina, Lima, 1754; Sabin 22717. 20th-century Latin American brown calf, letters on spine in sans serif (!!) and some staining to edges; a rear blank (retained from previous binding) is of 19th-century wastepaper with fragmentary manuscript accountings. Old neatly inked numeral to title-page; interior clean and bright, red ribbon placemarker. (36810)
The volume offers anexcellent copper-engraved portrait by Joaquín Sotomayor of Fray Antonio with the keys of his office and the symbols representing his responsibility of giving bread and water to those begging at the monastery door.
The book is from the press of master printer Hogal, considered to be the Ibarra (or Baskerville) of Mexico.
Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate fewer than a dozen copies in U.S. libraries.
Medina, Mexico, 3173; Ayala Echavarri, Bibliografía histórica y geográfica de Querétaro, 423; Palau 82700; Sabin 22895. On the engraver of the portrait, see: Romero de Terreros, Grabados y grabadores de la Nueva España, pp. 537–38. Contemporary stiff vellum with remnants of ties, recased; new endpapers. The occasional stain or wormtrack, never serious; one leaf with small tear at inner gutter affecting a few letters. A handsome book in a very good copy. (23508)
Stepping into the presidency amidst scandal, war, and a poor economy, Gerald Ford was presented with some very difficult leadership challenges. On the one hand, he was the right man at the right time: His honesty and reassurance restored the confidence in the presidency that been lost during the Watergate scandal, and his negotiation of the Helsinki Agreement contributed to the end of the Cold War. However, Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon eroded much of the trust he had built early in his term. This fateful decision, together with the fall of Saigon and his inability to “whip inflation,” were the main factors that cost him reelection. This memoir speaks to his role in navigating the challenges of his time with the same honesty and straightforwardness that characterized his tenure as president.
Full red leather, covers lavishly gilt-stamped with a pattern of elephants, spine with raised bands, gilt title, author's name, and gilt elephants within “compartments.” Endpapers bear a version of the image of the obverse side of the Great Seal of the United States. Silk ribbon placemarker. All edges gilt. Fine condition. (23605)
NSTC 2F12262, 2J13268, & 2B13609. Green cloth over boards, gilt rules and lettering to spine; cloth worn away at spine extremities and corners and splitting over front joint; preliminary pages (including frontispiece) and pp. 1–2 separated from binding. Private ownership signature at top edge of title-pages; a (different) private owner's pressure- and rubber-stamps; institutional bookplate. Off-setting to six pages from old newspaper articles or leaves laid in; old newspaper article (a review of a much later biography of Fouché) still inserted; Inner margin of pp. 327–8 repaired, not affecting text. Spotting and staining of various sorts and a few dog-ears; not a swell copy but a perfectly serviceable one. (14222)
Evans 37442; Sabin 25602; ESTC W17376. Contemporary speckled sheep, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label; joints fully open and holding by cords, leather peeled up from board edges, gilt dimmed on spine label. Front fly-leaves with faint pencilled and inked inscriptions; back fly-leaves with inked ownership inscriptions, one dated 1801. Pages age-toned, last few waterstained; one leaf torn with loss of several words from one line. A “survivor” copy, priced accordingly. (22636)
“It is at the request of many friends I consent to publish the story of my life. They have heard enough of what I have suffered by the Indians, to make them anxious to hear or rest the rest. To repeat the whole story to every individual that wants to hear it is an impossibility — hence I write that they may read for themselves” (preface). Yes, her autobiography does continue her life and travels after the massacre, but only to 1879. She died in either 1923 or 1924.
There are two pages of portraits of Fuller's family as they looked in 1860: her mother, father, a baby, a brother and sister, and herself at 14 years. There is an additional full-page portrait of Fuller as she looked in 1892.
Life-time published accounts by pioneer women in the Pacific Northwest are uncommon. Those detailing massacres and cannibalism even fewer.
Graff Collection 1460; Howes, U.S.iana (2nd ed.), F407; Smith 3386; Streeter Sale 3197. Publisher's green wrapper, wire stitched, as issued; lightly soiled. Small brown stain in foremargin of three final leaves. A rather nice copy of a delicate publication. (35588)
Scottish author John Galt (1779–1839) pursued legal studies, business, travel, politics, and prolific writing in London and Glasgow before joining the Canada Company. Traveling back and forth to North America in the late 1820's, he was appointed superintendent of the Company and founded the city of Guelph, Ontario, in 1827. Galt continued writing to support his family throughout his life and published many books, including an autobiography documenting his experiences abroad and a biography of Lord Byron, whom he knew personally. His Lives of the Players was first published in London, also in 1831.
American Imprints 7212. Publisher's brown cloth over boards, printed paper label on spines, cloth stained and worn; hinges repaired with brown tape. Ex–social club library: bookplate and call number in ink on front pastedowns, pressure-stamp on title-pages and sticker on upper spines. Corners creased and one tip lost in vol. I; and one leaf in vol. II creased across middle horizontally in the press. Foxing and staining of expectable sorts. A good set. (30842)
Photographic dust jacket protected by mylar, not price clipped, over bright red boards; bottom edge bumped but no damage to jacket. Neat black “remainder” mark near spine on bottom edge; practically new! (30106)
Added to this edition is Francsco Negri's Latin translation of Giovio's Commentario de le cose de' Turchi (“De rebuvs et vitis imperatorum Turcarum usque ad Solymanum”; vol. 2, pp. 390–).
Provenance: 17th-century ownership signature of “Ant. de Sedorne” on title-page; two 19th-century stamps on same, one unidentified and the other of the “Seminarium Sancti Nicolai de Cardueto”; and stamp on verso of same, of the Redemptorist Fathers of the Mount St. Alphonsus Seminary (deaccessioned).
VD16 G2077; Adams G666. Early vellum with precursor yapp edges, author/title inked old-style on top page edges as well as on spine; text block recased and new ties attached. Text browned in places, light waterstaining in some lower portions, stamps as noted above, else a good++ copy andan impressively thick fistful of book. (34405)
Hatch, Mosher, 688; Bishop, Mosher, 313. Publisher's quarter tan paper and blue paper–covered sides, spine with printed paper label; spine moderately sunned, with extremities rubbed and one tiny fleck to one compartment. Back hinge (inside) cracked, front hinge tender, volume yet holding firmly; as usual, without the dust jacket or the slipcase. Overall, a very good copy ofan interesting book and an attractive Mosher production. (34463)
Provenance: Vol. I title-page with inscription dated 1790, reading “Joseph Russells cost 10s a Vollume [sic]”.
ESTC T102429. Contemporary treed calf, spines with gilt-stamped leather title labels; worn and one cover off. Ex–defunct library with bookplates, a stamp to each title-page and last leaf, old (interestingly make-shift) card pockets. Some instances of offsetting and foxing, generally no more than moderate, with pages otherwise clean. (8655)
Binding: Contemporary dark green cloth, covers with blind-stamped foliate border, spine with similar design and gilt-stamped title; front free endpaper with pressure-stamp of Benjamin Bradley's Boston bindery — at which company Gough worked for a few months in late 1837 before being fired for presenting a shabby appearance.
American Imprints 45-2792. Binding as above, very slightly cocked, spine darkened, extremities lightly rubbed; front and back fly-leaves excised. Scattered mild to moderate foxing and a few mild to moderate instances of stain; a few corners dog-eared. A very readable copy, with the added attraction of the Bradley connection. (34808)
Provenance: From the German Society of Philadelphia (properly released) with call number label on spine, bookplate and 19th-century handwritten shelfmark on front pastedown, embossed stamp to both title-pages.
Binding: Very dark brown publisher's cloth, spine with gilt lettering, rules, and blind floral stamps; front cover with triple-ruled blind frame and blind foliate “drawer handles” above and below a gilt central design of a harp surrounded by a floral wreath, this repeated on rear cover in blind.
BAL 6681; Sabin 28893; Library Company, Afro-Americana, 4386 (for a much later edition); Allibone p. 745; Poe, “The Female Poets of America,” Southern Literary Messenger, Feb. 1849. Bound as above, binding rubbed and chipped; text gently cocked. Marked as above, with light age-toning and a few leaves with spotting; one corner lacking, another with short marginal tear (not touching text). A “who's who” of 19th-century American women poets. (36199)
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