Binding: Publisher's brown cloth, front cover and spine elegantly gilt-stamped with foliate motifs, back cover blind-stamped. All edges gilt.
Faxon 738; Bradbury, Miniature Books; p. 165, no. 12; Welsh, Bibliography of Miniature Books, 6097 (for the other edition). Bound as above, slightly rubbed; small abrasion with loss of cloth on front cover. Interior clean. A treasurable “Gift.” (37239)
Both cards (postmarked in Hollywood, CA in September 1962) were sent to the recipients at “Carnegie Hall, Studio 61"; both are signed “Miss Ruth” one by hand and one in type; and one is annotated in (presumably) Kay's hand suggesting that the meet-up was indeed arranged.
Cards moderately browned, one with corner creased. (37039)
Saint-Exupéry (1900–44) published Vol de nuit in 1931, based on his experiences as an airmail pilot and director of the Aeroposta Argentina airline. It was an instant bestseller and Stuart Gilbert's translation into English quickly followed in 1932. Here that translation carries a preface by André Gide, in the first Black Sun Press edition.
Cyril Connolly's The Modern Movement: One Hundred Key Books from England, France, and America 1880–1950 included Night Flight as one of four books for 1931.
Publisher's printed wrappers. A very good copy. (37910)
WorldCat and Lindsay & Neu combine to locate seven copies in the U.S.
Lindsay & Neu 3576. Recent paper–covered boards, front cover with printed paper label. All four leaves pressure-stamped by a now-defunct institution; title-page verso with inked numeral. Additional inked pagination. Clean. (27775)
This is the separate issue of vol. I, which was issued without the map and has “The End” at the bottom of p. 331—the two-volume issue has “End of first volume” instead.
This copy includes a pencilled marginal comment, commanding, “Read this if thou canst be an atheist — or a fool.”
ESTC W36508; Bristol B10094; not in Evans. Contemporary treed sheep, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label and double gilt rules; binding with small scrapes and rubbed patches, upper board edge darkened, and leather starting to crack over the spine and joints. Without the folding map. First and last few leaves foxed. (14329)
Binding: Dark green cloth stamped in gilt and black with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Front cover with border resembling a city gate stamped in black with gilt detailing; the title is gilt-stamped on a crescent moon–shaped banner hanging from it and a humble cityscape sits beyond it, with gilt-stamped domes upon the structures. Blind-stamped border to rear board. A charming binding, unsigned, that appears to be uncommon on the market.
Provenance: The calligraphic signature of M.P. Knight, dated April 19th, 1883 on front free endpaper and front flyleaf. Signature of Jack H. Elias dated 1933 on front free endpaper, interestingly written in reverse (à la Leonardo da Vinci's mirror writing).
Bound as above, light rubbing and spotting (in both light and dark varieties) to rear board. Minor foxing to fore-edges (not margins) of leaves. Without the 16 pages of advertisements described in some booksellers' listings but not present in the copies at Harvard and Columbia. Very handsome, very good. (37737)
The outer binding is red textured cloth with the front cover stamped in black and gilt, and the interior front cover sample for the children’s version is a different red textured cloth stamped in black. The leaves for subscribers’information are unused.
Not in Arbour. Publisher’s cloth as described above, gently worn with corners rubbed and small scrape to front cover. Interior clean. (6954)
Uncommon: We locate only three copies in U.S. libraries.
Provenance: Bookplates of Lord Farnham and the famous Bibliotheca Lindesiana.
20th-century faux leather. Two blank portions of title-page excised (old ownership stamps/signatures?); repaired sometime back and next two leaves also with old repairs at gutter. Lacks one preliminary leaf; usually-slim strip of water- or damp-damage affecting top margins in various degrees; all edges red. (13489)
Evidence of Readership: Five leaves with marginal words, numbers, underlining, or accents in an early hand; a French genealogical note, written in another hand, tucked into the front cover.
Provenance: Small armorial rubber-stamp of Christian symbolist and archaeologist Louis Charbonneau-Lassay on first and last leaf of text, with his gift inscription to “le Comte François de Rilly” (i.e., François Odart de Rilly d'Oysonville) dated 18 March 1929 on front endpaper; most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear.
Not in Adams; Brunet, III, p. 1285. On the device, see: CRAI, Centre de Recursos per a l'Aprenentatge i la Investigació, University of Barcelona. Bound as above; a few miniscule scuffs on covers. Provenance and readership markings as above. Pages with light age-toning; one small ink smudge. Neo-Latin poetry gorgeously “packaged.” (37911)
This is an untrimmed copy in original boards, with 24 pages of advertising for Carey publications bound in at the front of the volume. The preliminary map, engraved by John Bower, has hand-colored border lines; this American edition does not call for the plates found in the English first, but does include in-text depictions of several “Ethiopic inscriptions.”
Shaw & Shoemaker 33864; NSTC 2S3118. Publisher’s quarter tan paper over light blue paper–covered sides; front cover detached and back joint cracked, binding spotted, paper cracked and split along spine, spine label now absent and replaced with hand-inked title, spine with later paper shelving label. Front pastedown with institutional bookplate, front free endpaper with inked ownership inscription dated 1829. Half-title with portion of outer margin torn away (not touching text) and laid in. Map lightly foxed, with two short tears along folds. Pages age-toned, with occasional spots of foxing. (19413)
This is the second edition and the first printing of the work at Rome: It is enlarged with the just-noted “Diarium” and with “other substantial additions by Robert Persons who saw it through the press” (Allison and Rogers).
Provenance: Purchased from Ludwig Rosenthal's shop in 2000; in a private collection until 2016.
Edit16 CNCE 26601; Graesse, Trésor de Livres rares et précieux, VI, 262; Allison & Rogers, Contemporary Printed Literature of the English Counter-Reformation, I, 973. Early vellum over pasteboards, raised bands; author and title inked early to spine, and a small, old paper shelf-label to top compartment. Text slightly foxed, two blank margins repaired of old, tear in one leaf repaired. A nice copy. (36737)
Chanticleer 100. Publisher's quarter vellum and blue cloth–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title and vellum edged in gilt; binding slightly sprung, edges and extremities rubbed, cloth gently sunned at edges. Top edge gilt. A scattered handful of faint spots of foxing, pages otherwise clean. A remarkable and beautiful collection of verses. (37190)
The struggle lasted more than a decade, but on 12 July 1821, he took Lima from the Royalists, saw Peru officially declared independent on the 28th, and was himself named “Protector of Peru” on 3 August. Just about a year later, on 22 September 1822, via this document, he resigned his position and retired permanently from public life and service.
“The presence of a lucky soldier . . . is feared by newly constituted states; [and] for my part, I am tired of hearing it said that I want to be the sovereign.”
“Peruvians: I leave you with an established national government; if you repose in it all of your confidence, count on triumph; if you don't, anarchy will devour you.”
And with that he left Peru, returned to Argentina briefly, then sailed to Europe where he lived in several cities, only once attempting to return to America, but always maintaining a keen interest in the fate of his native Argentina.
Searches of WorldCat, NUC, CCILA, COPAC, and the Catálogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliográfico locate two copies worldwide: one in the U.S., and one in Chile. There is a very old unverified report of a copy in the Biblioteca Nacional in Lima.
Medina, Lima, 3704. Browning, age-toning, some crumpling and tattering. Small loss of paper along the wide bottom margin. No worming. Housed in a quarter red morocco clamshell box. (34159)
Medina, Mexico, 10812; Palau 293431; Garritz 1569. Removed from a nonce volume. Without the sometimes-seen plate, which is not mentioned by Medina or Garritz or Palau; it may be not all copies were issued with it or that it could be added at an additional cost. Fore-edges closely trimmed, touching or costing up to a few letters of some sidenotes. Very good copy. (34495)
Brunet, V, 115; De Backer-Sommervogel, VII, 532; Englisch, Der erotischen literatur, 145; Palau 294482. Contemporary alum-tawed pigskin, tooled in blind, spine with inked title; binding darkened and scuffed, with clasps now lacking and with leather torn over head and foot of spine (lacking at foot, with underlying vellum showing). Title-page with inked ownership inscriptions dated 1715, later institutional stamp in lower margin, and faint shadows of pencilled notations; front pastedown and one text page also with institutional stamps. Small spots of worming to lower margins of a number of leaves. Pages age-toned, with some instances of marginalia and underlining in early inked hands and occasionally in pencil (a handful of leaves in part III extensively annotated within text); a few spots of foxing, and one leaf with paper flaws partially obscuring a few letters. A big, solid volume. (14459)
The work is printed on “rice paper” (i.e., Asian paper probably from the mulberry tree) as was common in Manila during the period to ca. 1820. The typography is definitely provincial and plain, using only one decorative woodcut initial and no ornamentation on the title-page. The type is roman in a variety of sizes with a practice of using all capitals for emphasis.
The press on which this work was printed had been that of the Jesuits until Archbishop Sancho de Santa Justa carried out the king's order and expelled them; he then appropriated the press for his private use, as here. What had been only the fourth press to operate in the Islands, now with a new name, became the fifth.
Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC locate only five copies worldwide (three in the U.S., one in the U.K., one in Spain).
Medina, Manila, 317; Retana, Aparato bibliográfico, 379. Recent marbled paper–covered boards (green and mauve stone pattern); red leather label on front cover. A few minor paper repairs to edges of a few leaves; a very few small pinhole type wormholes, not costing any letters; the brown spotting and staining peculiar to rice paper. Old, brief note lightly red-inked to title-page. Over all a very good copy. (33130)
Provenance: Inscribed “To Judy and Ron with best wishes Fletcher Martin 1966" on the half-title and with an impression of that inscription transferred to title-page because of the nature of the book's paper.
Publisher's brick-colored cloth, front cover and spine stamped in black, in original dust jacket; jacket sunned and a little soiled with light staining to edges, short tear to each upper edge, and small chips at spine extremities; volume with minimal shelfwear outside and, inside, a touch of generally very faint waterstaining to lower margin across and a short ways up the gutter. Solid, and signed. (35904)
Binding/Provenance: Contemporary full vellum withgilt-stamped supralibros “Fridericus Rex Prussiae. A. 1764.” on front covers of both volumes, suggesting they were presented to the King of Prussia that year, just after the final part was printed. Bright red edges.
Bindings as above, both a little soiled, with noticeable but small spots on back cover of first vol. and front cover of second, spines rubbed erasing old ink titles and library markings. Four volumes only of six, bound in two; old-fashioned institutional rubber-stamps on title-pages and ink markings on front pastedowns. Light foxing, a few small holes from natural paper flaws, and one naturally occurring tear in part two. A single small hole resulting from chemicals in the paper in parts two and four; a few stray ink marks from the press. In good shape, printed on nice, fibrous paper and remarkably clean. (30343)
Paul Hogarth illustrated the book with black-and-white vignettes, which open and close each chapter, and eight full-page color wash drawings. John Lewis designed the book choosing a monotype Walbaum font. The binding is quarter red calf over light-brown buckram sides, gilt-lettered on the spine, and gilt-stamped on the front cover with a design of various fox-hunting implements; tucked away at the lower edge of the back cover is a gilt design of a sly-looking fox in full trot.
This is numbered copy 715 of 1600 printed, and issigned by the artist on the colophon. The appropriate LEC newsletter is laid in.
Limited Editions Club, Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by The Limited Editions Club, 1929–1985, 506. Binding as above, lacking glassine wrapper, in original slipcase; volume and slipcase clean and bright, slipcase with one tiny joint nick near the spine title. Pages crisp and clean. A lovely copy. (30453)
Paul Hogarth's eight full-page watercolors and over a dozen black-and-white vignettes vividly illustrate the bomb-churned landscape of no-man's land, the explosions of rifle and gunfire, and the irony of well-fed generals enjoying life behind the lines. Dennis J. Grastorf designed the book using a 12-point Baskerville font with two points leading space in between the lines. The binding is a natural-tone rough linen, stamped in black on each cover with a bugle design. David Daiches wrote the introduction.
This edition is limited to 2,000 copies and this offering includes the monthly newsletter. The colophon is signed by the artist.
Limited Editions Club, Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by The Limited Editions Club, 1929–1985, 519. Binding as above; slipcase with two short scratches on back. Fine, in a fine slipcase. (22078)
Provenance: Charles Spencer, Third Earl of Sunderland, lot 8432 in the Sunderland Library sale (1882).
On Saumaise, see: New Catholic Encyclopedia, XII, 98889. On Petau, see: New Catholic Encyclopedia, XI, 199200. Vellum over paste boards; all edges speckled red. Ex-library with bookplate, a bit of pencilling, paper labels on spine and pressure-stamps, yet a copy notably clean, bright, and even crisp; perhaps a half-dozen leaves sometime exposed to a small spill(?) lightly marking lower outer corner-tips. One “pencilling” (“Sund. 8432”) notes the Sunderland provenance as does one of the “paper labels on spine.” All edges speckled red. (3863)
NSTC 2S5136. Publisher's brown cloth, covers framed and panelled in blind with blind-stamped strapwork corner decorations, front cover and spine with gilt-stamped decorative title; unobtrusively rebacked preserving most of original spine, cloth sunned and mottled, corners/edges refurbished and hinges (inside) reinforced. Ex–social club library: 19th-century bookplate, call number on endpaper, pressure-stamp on title-page, no other markings. Author's name inked in an early hand on the title-page (which gives “By an Epicure” only). Pages lightly age-toned with various spottings and stainings and a few marks of emphasis; some corners creased with a very few torn away. Aged but not displeasingly so, especially given this work's affection for all things vintage and evocatively nostalgic. (32308)
Marks of readership: Sparse underlining, a couple annotations, and manicules, all in early ink.
Adams S469; CNCE 23210; Sander 6767; Essling 1465; Giovannozzi no. 27; D. Weinstein, “Il Manuale per confessori del Savonarola,” in Memorie Domenicane, N. 29 (1998), pp. 21–38. 20th-century patterned paper–covered boards, faded blue edges (with a few marginal stains from the blue paint); trimmed close, especially at foot. Repairs to first and final leaves affecting one word in the title and a few letters in the letter to the editor; small tear to one leaf's upper margin crossing headline without loss; final quire with most leaves repaired at gutter and two at the top inner margin; leaves 92 to end with both a very small semicircular area of insect-gnawing to fore-edges and a modest brown stain in the upper outer corners not affecting text. A good, evocative little book. (27049)
This book is “around” in libraries; ISTC locates 12 U.S. copies.But on the market, it is a different story!
Goff S222; H 14436; HC(+ Add) 14439; Audin 126; CIBN S-107; IGI 8739; Sallander 2430; Pr 6361; BMC, VI, 684; GKW M40472; ISTC is00222000. 20th-century grey boards, lightly discolored, with caramel-color leather label on front one. Text very clean. (27042)
Also present is a printing of his Regulae septem ad omnes religiosos, a brief and strict rule for priests, friars, and brothers wishing to live a proper life.
Title-page in roman type and with a large woodcut of Savonarola in his cell writing (Savonarola on the left, window without bars). The text is printed in gothic with three large woodcut initials. The printer's large, handsome device appears below the colophon.
“Novissime cum textuu[m] annotationibus omnia diligenter recognita.”
Adams S493; Essling 1464; Giovannozzi 120. 20th-century vellum over light paste boards, old style. Top margin of verso of title-page with small paper repair. Brown stain in in lower part of some leaves but not all; into text on most affected leaves but not all. Lacks final blank (only). Good+. (27052)
Savonarola wrote this painful document in prison, completing it on or before 8 May 1498. Significantlyone of the most widely read and reprinted of Savonarola's works, it was in its original Latin version immediately distributed in Florence and quickly translated into Italian, this particularly early version at the instance of “certain devoted women” (our translation, f. r). Indeed Giovannozzi lists a total of 32 printings in four languages from 1498 to 1581, ISTC noting of this one that it is “printed in a later state of the type associated with the Printer of the Caccia di Belfiore, who is identified as Lorenzo Morgiani and Johannes Petri by A. Tura, in La Bibliofilia 101 (1999) pp.1–16.” A neat, handsome incunable production.
Provenance: Probably from Lathrop C. Harper (its binding style, see below).
ISTC locates 8 copies in libraries in the U.S., 5 in Britain, 15 on the Continent, and 1 in Australia.
Goff S216; BMC, VI 695; IGI 8737; ISTC is00216000; HR 14428; HC 14429?; Audin 145; CIBN S-104; GKW M40538; Pr 6305; Giovannozzi 104 (“S.n.t [sec. XV]”); Ridolfi, I, 389, & II, 220. 20th-century grey boards, lightly discolored, with caramel-color leather label on front board. Text very clean. (27045)
Of this work there exist two redactions, both published posthumously: One incomplete in three books (Venice 1537), and this, complete in seven. Savonarola probably composed these consolations ca. 1497 (see Giovannozzi) — the year he was excommunicated, and one year prior to his public burning at the stake in Florence.
Printed in roman type, 23 lines in single-column format, with side- and shouldernotes and with woodcut initials at the beginning of each book, this bears on its title-page a woodcut printer's device of a phoenix in flames facing the sun. Errata are printed on the recto of the final leaf.
Not in Adams. Giovannozzi 223; Ridolfi, Vita, I, 313, and II, 193; Catalogo della collezione Guicciardiniana della Bib. Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, Suppl. III, p. 41; CNCE 47754. 20th-century vellum, a bit sprung, with remnant of an old paper shelf label at base; lacks final blank (only). Light brown stain in upper part of last two leaves and even lighter old staining elsewhere; otherwise, the odd spot only. Very good. (27059)
Giovannozzi 256; Sander 6878; Brunet, V, 162; Ridolfi, Vita, p. 173. 20th-century green paper over boards, title elegantly inked to spine and edges speckled red; lower front joint starting. Mild to moderate foxing in many margins and some light stains. A few instances of early ink marginalia in Italian. (27055)
The Vatican Incunabula catalogue notes that this commentary was, “In fact written after Savonarola's death, probably by the Dominican Simone (or Placido) Cinozzi”; ISTC adds, “The Dominicans ordered an enquiry into its authorship and publication on 24 May 1499.” Placido (Lorenzo) Cinozzi (1464–1503) is famous for his Epistola of 1501–03, considered the earliest extant biography of Savonarola; he first heard Savonarola preach at San Lorenzo in 1484 and later knew him at San Marco, where Cinozzi joined the Dominican order in 1496.
Evidence of readership: Early ink manicule in the margin of f. 3v, pointing to a passage beseeching God to free His people, who are in great danger; and some letters finished with the same ink (ff. 3v–4r).
Provenance: Probably from Lathrop C. Harper (its binding style, see below).
ISTC locates five copies in libraries in the U.S., two in Britain, and ten on the Continent.
Adams S485 (“c. 1501”); Goff S203; HCR 14410; H14409?; CIBN S-151 (“about 1500”); IGI, VI, 131 (“after 1500”); Audin 128; Pr 6453; BMC, VII, 1209; GKW M40467; ISTC is00203000; Proctor 6453; Isaac 13494; Bibliothecae Apostolicae Vaticanae, Incunabula, III, S-120 (see above); C. Olschki, “Un codice savonaroliano sconosciuto,” in La Bibliofilia 23 (1921), pp. 154–65, at p. 163; R. Ridolfi, Vita, II, p. 669, n. 22 (“about 15 May 1499”); Walsh 3035e. On Cinozzi, see: Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani online. 20th-century grey boards, lightly discolored, with caramel-color leather label on front board, and blue edges; rectangle of offsetting to paper of back cover, probably from a similar label on a similar book once this one's neighbor! Text very clean. (27040)
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Provenance: Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Edward Davies Davenport (1778–1847, “Time deum et honora regem”). Most recently the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, with small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear.
Adams B142; Brunet, I, 540; Edit16 CNCE 4067; Index Aurel. 112.139. Contemporary vellum, spine with gilt-stamped title-label; binding slightly sprung with vellum lightly dust-soiled, spine label now all but lost. Front pastedown with bookplate as above, and with both early inked and later pencilled annotations; front free endpaper lacking, back free endpaper adhered to back pastedown. Title-page and following one with inner margins repaired, the former with old repair to short tear from outer edge, not affecting image, and with one lower corner at border peculiarly “bleached”(?); first and last few leaves waterstained, with scattered spots of staining throughout, this leaving the illustrations' charm remarkably unaffected. Uncommon and thoroughly delightful. (37860)
The title-page here is in red and black, sporting an engraved title vignette. Ornamented with woodcut head- and tailpieces (the latter repeated once) and a few woodcut initials, the primarily Latin text incorporates numerous quotations printed in Hebrew, several in Greek, three in Arabic, and one in Syriac; the sole German quotation is printed in black-letter.
Provenance: Bookplate of Johann Christian Wilhelm Diederichs (1750–81), a philosopher and professor of Oriental languages at Göttingen and Königsberg, laid in along with those of two seminaries (plates formerly affixed to front pastedown). Front fly-leaf and one page each with an inked annotation in the same 18th-century hand, possibly Diederichs'.
Recent speckled paper–covered boards, spine with printed paper label; title-page with faded 19th-century institutional rubber-stamp and bottom edges with another stamp, lower outer portion of Diederichs bookplate partially torn away. Two leaves each with small paper flaw, one marginal, one affecting a few letters without loss of sense; a few corners dog-eared. Pages gently age-toned with minor to moderate offsetting and occasional slight spotting; first and last few leaves with margins browned by offsetting from old binding. Two early inked annotations as above, and a scattered handful of small inked text corrections. A thick, sturdy, fistful of a book. (31721)
19th-century cream paper–covered boards with handwritten spine labels of paper, all edges speckled red; well rubbed with some loss of paper, dust-soiled especially to spines and top edges. Ex–seminary library with remnants of spine labels, bookplates on front pastedowns and a fly-leaf, small inking on endpapers, and light pencilling to title-page versos and one leaf of text. Light age-toning, with pinprick wormhole affecting margins or parts of letters (but not sense) in several gatherings, wormtracking on inner margins of a few others; a few paper flaws, small spots or stains, two repairs, one marginal tear with paper loss, another small marginal hole, two leaves with inked notes. In fact a nice old trio. (37076)
The title is printed within an illustrated woodcut border and the text offers illustrated initials plus head- and tailpieces.
Provenance: Bookplate of Avvocato Bubani Francesco and a catalogue clipping (in Italian) on front pastedown.
Of this edition we locate only five U.S. libraries and one Canadian one reporting ownership. One other U.S. library reports owning a different 1586 edition.
EDIT16 CNCE 27780; DeBacker-Sommervogel, VII, 749. Hunter green textured cloth, lightly rubbed and discolored; a few pinpricks and a very short tear to spine. All outer upper corners with waterstaining from two different incidents, two leaves with short tears, and a pinprick hole to one margin; provenance marking as above, two small inked notations on title-page margins, light pencilling on endpapers.A fascinating subject covered by an interesting author. (37158)
The text here is divided into sections for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet, followed by a guide to Hebrew abbreviations; an index of classical authors; and a comprehensive Latin index to the defined words, which are described in the text in Hebrew and Latin. The whole is printed in Hebrew, roman, and italic type, double-column, with intricate head- and tailpieces, ornaments, and initials in floriated, historiated, and factotum frames.
Provenance: Early ownership inscription of Gervüin Pûtre ( or Pêctre?), front pastedown.
VD17 1:051625M; Vancil, Cordell Collection, 216; Zaunmüller 345 & Graesse, VI, 305 (Hanover issue). On Semitic-language dictionaries, see S. Segert, “The Use of Comparative Semitic Material in Hebrew Lexicography,” in Semitic Studies in Honor of Wolf Leslau, vol. II, ed. A.S. Kaye. Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt extra with raised bands, gilt morocco and manuscript paper labels, red speckled edges; joints cracking, free endpapers gone with early and late leaves creased and attachment of first ones affected, corners bumped and leather scuffed with some loss (sewing exposed at spine top).. Ex-library with old seminary pressure-stamp to title-leaf, this mostly detached and with print along that edge touched on both sides. Variously, waterstaining and browning; very mild worming, eye-catching on perhaps six leaves only; small marginal tears; a few ink and other splotches. (30286)
This isthe first issue of Schlegel & Tieck's literary annual, patterned on the original Musen-Almanach (1796–1800) of Schiller, to which both were contributors. They broke with Schiller's adherence to the “old” and championed Romanticism in their publication. All of the poems are early entrants in the German Romantic movement.
Besides being the title of both those annuals, “Musen-Almanach” is a long-established genre term for these literary annuals published in Germany from ca. 1770 to the middle of the 19th century.
Original publisher's wrappers with printed paper spine labe, grey-green outside, light blue inside; dust-soiled with spine darkest. Uncut and partially unopened, with occasional light foxing (only). A very good copy. (33117)
Schlichtingius left his opus in the care of his sons and two friends, John Preussis and Stanislaüs Lubieniecius: In the preface to this volume, the latter discusses his life and work including his exile from Warsaw in 1647 and imprisonment in 1660. Three copious indices to scriptural sources and references within the text close the collection. Woodcut devices grace the sectional titles; refined tailpieces and large initials against a floriated background decorate the volume throughout. There is scattered Greek type.
Provenance: Early inscription “Middeldorpf” on front flyleaf; bookplate and stamp of Rochester Theological Seminary (later the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School). Deaccessioned 2005.
Evidence of readership: Sparse contemporary ink annotations; underlining throughout, heavy in quires A–C, K, M, Eee, et alibi.
First edition: Published as the seventh and eighth volumes in a series of nine, comprising the Bibliotheca fratrum polonorum (1665–68, and a supplement in 1692).
Knijff & Visser, Bibliographia sociniana, 2003 (for Bib. fratrum polonorum, see 2001–2011); STCN Bock I: 770, 823; Wallace, Antitrinitarian Biography, 209. Contemporary northern-European style vellum over boards ruled in blind, panels with blind-stamped central cartouches, blue speckled edges and evidence of ties; old spotting and soiling with joints (outside) partially open but binding sound. Ex-library as above: Bookplate on front pastedown, stamp to title-page (only), old library sticker to spine. Some dust-soiling and foxing, small tears, and small holes, plus a few natural paper flaws; contemporary inkstains on three or four leaves (one causing a hole at R4). A strong, interesting copy. (29296)
Each copy contains nine original samples of decorated papers and one large original sample of a 'pictorial' paper'” (prospectus).
This is number 85 of 175 copies. The prospectus announced an edition of 215 copies!
Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear.
Quarter dark red cloth by Campbell-Logan with leather spine label and paste-paper printed sides (based on a Remondini design). A copy of the prospectus is laid in as is a slip of errata. (37499)
Uncommon. OCLC locates only five copies in the U.S., of which one has been deaccessioned.
Recent boards covered with German-style brown paper specked with black; paper label on front cover. Paper a little cockled on back cover. Old shelving numbers on verso of title-page and a four-digit number inked in lower margin of leaf A1; few dog-ears and one pencilled note. (24768)
Binding: Full speckled sheep, four raised bands; tooled in blind using rules and a rope-design roll. Binding attributed to Philadelphia-area binder Christopher Hoffman, who was both a Schwenckfelder minister and a binder!
Provenance: “To Isaac Jeackle in Herreford 1791" on front fly-leaf. Hereford is in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
On Hoffman as a binder with an illustration of a nearly identical binding, see: Maser, Bookbinding in America, 15. Binding as above, chip to bottom of front joint; old library rubber-stamp on front pastedown and to title-page verso, with a bit of old pencilling. Without the half-title and pp. 465–68; title-page with short closed tear along gutter. Paper with the usual age-toning/foxing, but untattered. All edges heavily sprinkled red. (28536)
The introduction is by Bernhard Bischoff (the distinguished paleographer, historian, and philologist) and the work's editor was Rudolf Hirsch (the dynamic librarian of the University of Pennsylvania, identified in the “Editorial Note” merely by his initials); both men knew Schulz.
“Five hundred copies of this essay have been printed at the Bird & Bull Press, North Hills, Pennsylvania. Copies 1-200 for distribution to members of the Philobiblon Club of Philadelphia.” The work is printed in Baskerville type on Strathmore Artlaid paper.
Taylor & Morris, Twenty-one Years of Bird & Bull, B8. New. As issued in brown textured paper wrappers with a paper spine label on the front cover. (35762)
The leaf is on vellum, measures 8.5 x 6 cm (3.375" x 2.375"), has an illuminated floral border in the left margin of the recto and six illuminated initials on the same. The verso has three illuminated initials.
Schulz's text is printed in black and brown in Lutetia type with the pages ruled in pale red.
Disbound and Dispersed 120. Publisher's printed paper–covered boards, spine with gilt-stamped title, in original plain paper dust jacket; jacket showing mild wear and shelf-soiling with short tear at head of spine, volume clean with upper outer corners very slightly bumped. Scattered small spots of foxing, one with a little “halo”; pages otherwise clean. Very attractive. (37755)
He first published his Institutiones juris in 1741, and, according to DeBacker-Sommervogel, this is the third of six editions. Present here are parts 1 and 2 of 4, in which, however, all the matters above listed are discussed. This edition is printed with the title-page in red and black, a woodcut headpiece and tailpieces, and a plethora of side- and footnotes.
DeBacker-Sommervogel, VII, 948. Limp vellum with remnants of ties; spine with inked title. Scattered spots of staining to spine and rear cover. Pp. 4142 of the first series of pagination has a large chip out of the upper outer corner with loss of page numbers but no text. Pp. 15556 has a tear in the outer margin, not touching text. Occasional worming in the outer margins, not touching text. Scattered age-spotting; a few occasions of light waterstaining in the outer margins. (3439)
Not found in RLIN.
Original self wrappers, removed from a nonce volume; top margin cropped eliminating the top of the title's decorative frame and three page numbers, tear to the inner edge of last page slightly affecting the text. Good. (17643)
Rulon-Miller, Quarter to Midnight, A.44. Sewn in tan textured wrappers, in a matching jacket with a blue stamp of a well-dressed man on the front echoing the centerfold illustration. Pristine. (30774)
Illustrated with100 wood engravings designed by Birket Foster and John Gilbert, and engraved by J.W. Whymper and Edmund Evans, this bears also a steel-engraved, pastoral frontispiece signed by J.M.W. Turner and W. Miller and a Highlands vignette on the engraved title-page signed by Turner and W.J. Cooke.
Binding: Hunter green morocco with gilt lettering and five raised bands to spine, blind-stamped and -embossed boards; board edges tooled in blind with a rope roll. Stunning marbled endpapers, all edges gilt and gauffered, green silk bookmark. Blind stamp ofbinder Robert Seton of Edinburgh on lower front turn-in.
Provenance: On front free endpaper, name plate of Lady Katherine Molyneux; the Molyneux family resided in Croxteth Hall in Liverpool, and a painting of “Lady Katherine Molyneux's Carriage” (1846) by Edmund Bristow hangs in Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery. Signature of Hubert Dingwall, and his notes on acquisition of the volume, on verso of front free endpaper.
Bound as above, spine a bit faded and boards slightly bowed; edges, joints and spine nicely refurbished. Very faint staining along fore- and top edge of front and rear free endpapers and light offsetting/foxing to tissue guard of frontispiece. A classic poem, illustrated with beautiful engravings notably well reproduced, in an attractive signed binding. (37380)
NO U.S. editions in NCBEL.
Shoemaker 26032; NSTC 2S9985. No U.S. editions in NCBEL. Period-style quarter tan cloth and light blue paper–covered sides, spine with printed paper label. Ex–social club library: pressure-stamp on title-pages and one other page, no other markings. One leaf with short tear from lower margin, not touching text; one leaf with tear from outer margin extending into text, without loss; two leaves with lower outer corners torn away. Occasional small spots of staining; minor offsetting in vol. II. (28743)
Provenance: Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of John Train.
Binding: Contemporary maroon straight-grain morocco framed in wide gilt border and panelled in gilt single fillet, spine with gilt-stamped title and decorations, board edges (at corners) and turn-ins with gilt roll. All edges gilt.
NSTC 2S9246. Binding as above, moderately rubbed; hinges (inside) slightly tender. Front free endpaper verso with inked ownership inscription. Light to moderate foxing throughout, pages otherwise clean. (30141)
Excised from their original leaves, the two clippings were mounted some time ago on a 19th-century sheet of rose-colored paper with a crisply embossed framework of foliate and floral motifs, and labelled in an early inked hand.
Backing leaf with upper edge darkened and other edges mildly so; one tiny spot of foxing in upper outer portion (outside of embossed framework). Scott letter with initial capital smudged. An interesting bit of Scott memorabilia, offering a glimpse of his work process, demonstrating a 19th-century collecting mode, and placing him (literally!) within the context of a 19th-century aesthetic. (37270)
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