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)
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)
Provenance: Vol. I has the handsome, contemporary bookseller's label of Pierre Beaume, of Bordeaux, on the front pastedown.
Searches of WorldCat and ESTC find apparently six German libraries reporting ownership of vol. I only and no German library reporting holding both volumes or even just vol. II. The same searches found only three libraries in the Anglo world reporting ownership, each having both volumes: Indiana University, the British Library, and the University of Wales.
ESTC T124033; Alston, Bibliography of the English Language from the Invention of Printing to the Year 1800, 13, 60. For a brief biography, see: https://users.manchester.edu/FacStaff/SSNaragon/Kant/bio/fullbio/schulzjcf.html. Contemporary full sheep with modest gilt-bead tooling to spines and to red and black leather spine labels; board corners and spine extremities renewed, and joints strengthened with long-fiber and toned. Textblocks age-toned and with some offsetting from leather of turn-ins to some edges of early and late margins; vol. I with old light marginal waterstaining to first few leaves; vol. II with limited Inkstain in a few outer margins not into text and pp. 793/794 crumpled, its top and lower margins torn and repaired with old paper. A very pleasing set and one that is now also SOLID FOR USE. (41252)
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)
This is a volume that shows such controvery was definitely not “dry”; we have photographed the start of Sergeant's explanation/defense of his personal animus against his antagonist, and also the “Stationer's” description of the polemical feast to come, this worked out as a menu or “Bill of Fare ”!
Provenance: On the recto of the second front fly-leaf is a presentation inscription: “For my honnord & best frind, Master John Bulteel.” The most likely John Bulteel is the one who was created M.A. at Oxford in 1661, and later served as secretary to Edward, Earl of Clarendon.
Wing S2589; ESTC R6168; Clancy, English Catholic Books, 16411700, 897. On Sergeant, see: The Dictionary of National Biography, LI, 25153. On Bramhall, see: DNB, VI, 203206. On Hammond, see: DNB, XXIV, 24246. Contemporary mottled calf, with remnants of modest double gilt rules on covers; rubbed and joints open, front cover detached. Browning from turn-ins on fly-leaves, last leaves, and fore-edge of title-page, as well as moderately to a few signatures, with a little occasional light waterstaining; otherwise, the expectable degrees of age-toning and spotting only. (7067)
Sent from Shaw's home in Ayot St. Lawrence and postmarked in Hertfordshire, both cards areinscribed in Shaw's distinctive hand and signed with his initials.
Cards crisp and clean, one with pair of staple holes.Delightful and characteristic Shavian ephemera. (37045)
Attributed to Luke Shepherd by Halkett and Laing, this is a satirical poem, a dialogue in verse, on the Eucharist, and could even be seen as a short play. It is printed in gothic (black letter) type witha large woodcut of a procession of the Eucharist on the title-page.
None of the copies reported to WorldCat, COPAC, or NUC are described as printed on vellum. The copy that Alston found at the British Library is not findable via the BL OPAC.
Provenance: Early 19th-century manuscript ownership on front fly-leaf: “Thomas Briggs Esq., Edgeware Road.” Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear.
Alston, Books Printed on Vellum in the Collections of the British Library, p. 35; Halkett & Laing (2nd ed.), III, p. 192; Halkett & Laing (3rd ed.), J21 (var.) l NSTC, I, S1667. Original dun colored boards with beige linen shelfback; rebacked, and binding discolored. “25 copies Printed on chosen Parchment” written in ink in an early 19th-century hand in lower margin of the title-page. Foxing, heaviest on last three leaves; last page (a publisher's note and colophon) lightly inked and so a little faint. A nice find for the collector of printing on vellum, letterpress facsimiles, or reprints of rare 16th-century English tracts. (34699)
Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear.
Halkett & Laing (2nd ed.), III, p. 192; Halkett & Laing (3rd ed.), J21 (var.) l; NSTC, I, S1667. Original dun-colored boards; discolored with abrading along board edges and joints (outside). Foxing to blank pages and lesserly to text; stock of the text pages tan. A classic 19th-century production. (39519)
As is increasingly the case with Mexican imprints of the 17th century, it islittle found in the marketplace.
Provenance: 18th-century ownership signature on title-page and first leaf of preliminaries of the Conde del Fresno de la Fuente.
Medina, Mexico, 1328; Palau 312973; Asuncion Lavrin, “Cotidianidad y espiritualidad en la vida conventual novohispana: Siglo XVII,” in Memoria del Coloquio Internacional Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz y pensamiento novohispano (1995). Late 19th-century Mexican quarter dark green morocco with mottled green paper sides; binding rubbed and abraded, front endpapers with an old paper label and remnants of one removed. Pencilling on front fly-leaf and title-page verso; top margins closely cropped occasionally costing top of letters of running heads and foliation. Worming, chiefly in margins but occasionally into the text, not costing words, sometimes repaired; first and last few leaves with old repairs to corners and margins and a bit of text restored in pen and ink. Withal, a good++ copy of important work that is not often on the market. (34203)
Provenance: Front pastedowns each with inked inscription: “George Sinclair, April 11th, 1805"; first two books of vol. I with early inked annotations in both Latin and English, no subsequent annotations. Later in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear of each volume.
Brunet, V, 383; Dibdin, II, 407–08; ESTC T147242; Schweiger, II, 956. Bound as above; minimal wear overall, vol. II with small scuff to back cover. Inscriptions and marginalia as above. Back pastedown and final 40 (approximately) leaves of vol. I with small area of pinhole worming to upper outer margins, not approaching text. A handsome set of this uncommon Heberianum. (40254)
Modern readers may well find themselves taken aback by the harshness of the punishments doled out by a stern governess to Harry and Laura for such unforgivable (and amusingly depicted!) sins as inviting friends over to tea, tearing their clothes, or breaking a plate — although occasionally the siblings' boisterousness leads to genuine crises like a fire in the nursery. In the end, while neither the severity of the governess nor the kindness of their grandmother and uncle serve to dampen the children's spirits, the loss of their beloved older brother transforms them from “merry, thoughtless, young creatures” to mourners convinced of the frailty of earthly joy and the necessity of religion (p. 345).
Sinclair was Scottish-born and this is an early Scottish edition (stated fifth thousand) of this work, following the London first of 1826 and the Edinburgh first of 1839. The frontispiece here features two engraved vignettes, done by Lizars Lithography of Edinburgh, both scenes with early hand-coloring.
Binding: 19th-century half green calf, sides covered with veined and rippled marbled paper in shades of blue-green, cream, and gold, spine with gilt-stamped red leather title-label, gilt-dotted raised bands, and gilt-stamped floral compartment decorations. Marbled endpapers matching binding, with all page edges likewise marbled.
Provenance: Title-page with early inked inscription of Marian Rogers, Beawell Rectory; most recently in the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear.
Opie A 1081. For 1844 ed., see Osborne Collection, p. 304. Bound as above; spine sunned evenly to olive, spine label with small chip, joints and edges rubbed. Pages showing minor to moderate spotting and staining. A landmark of children's literature, in a surprisingly formal, adult binding. (41232)
Publisher's quarter orange cloth and dark green paper–covered sides, spine with title stamped in silver, in original dust jacket; jacket with spine extremities lightly worn, edges of back panel darkened, upper inner front corner and upper back corner each with short tear. One page with light smudge to lower outer margin. A nice copy of a signed Singer first edition. (34092)
Provenance: Round armorial bookplate of Baronet Heathcote of Hursley on front pastedown; bookplate of Thomas Vernon of Hanbury (1654–1721) dated 1703 attached to title-page verso. Later in the Howell Bible Collection, Pacific School of Religion (properly released), with library bookplate tucked in front cover.
Copies of any early edition of this text are scarce, andsearches of NUC, COPAC, and OCLC reveal only three known copies, this copy one of only two in North America, and now deacessioned. Two other reported copies in COPAC are false. The other North American copy is described in the library's catalogue record as “Imperfect: leaves B4-B5, C3 and V7 lacking; faded and stained in places, spine broken; covers detached.”
ESTC S4905; STC (rev. ed.) 22849.7. On Smith, see: DNB (online). Contemporary calf, Cambridge–style binding with raised bands ruled in blind and gilt-lettered red leather spine label, covers double framed and panelled in blind, board edges rolled in gilt; rebacked, new endpapers, added engraved title-page and one leaf of text.lacking, covers rubbed with some loss of leather. Moderate age-toning with the very occasional spot;; two leaves with corners torn and loss of a letter or two but not sense, one with a small hole, another two repaired. Bookplates as described above, call numbers on title-page verso, rubber-stamp on title-page and one leaf of text. Imperfect, but worthwhile. (36326)
At the rear of the volume are30 folding plates setting forth various dispositions and movements of infantry troops; clear, careful, verbal explanations of these precede them.
Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and the CCPBE locateonly three copies worldwide (all in Spain).
Provenance: Contemporary signature of “Velez” on title-page.
Not in Palau. On Doyle, see: DNB online. Dark brown speckled calf, black gilt-lettered title-label (a little chipped) to gilt-ruled spine, marbled endpapers; binding lightly rubbed. Age-toning and general light soiling, occasionally a dog-ear or a spot, all plates clean, well-attached, and whole at folds. A very sound, very good copy. (36362)
One is a letter of Junipero Serra dated Monterey, 7 October 1779, reporting that he has made a copy of Fr. Crespi's diary and is sending it via the ship that has just arrived; a second Serra letter dated Monterey, 9 September 1779, reports on the various missions and states that he hopes to establish one in San Francisco. The third letter is by Sebastian Vizcaino, dated Monterey, 8 December 1602, reporting on his voyage of discovery along the California coast.
The facsimiles are on laid paper and in sepia ink and are great replicas of the originals with a great backstory as to their creation.
Provenance: Adolph Sutro; later for sale by E. B. Sterling, Historical Print Seller, Trenton, NJ (1851–1925).
Overall very good: Some age stains, one corner repaired, some dust-soiling. In a light paper folder with E.B. Sterling's faint rubber-stamp. (41011)
The present martyrology, first printed in 1846, reached seven editions during the 19th century, four of them printed by Leary & Getz, the printing arm of the famous Philadelphia bookstore generally and simply known as “Leary's.” Not unexpectedly, the volume is wildly anti-Cathoic but is also an excellent example of mid-century American bookmaking in its publisher's binding, illustration, and method of printing.
The binding is the publisher's red roan in imitation of morocco. Both covers are gilt-stamped with a triple rule border at the board edges and gilt corner devices; in the center of each board is a gilt vignette of a martyrdom based on one of the plates in the text. All edges are gilt.
The illustrations are wood engravings, mostly unsigned, but a few signed “Lossing.” There are several in-text wood-engraved portraits and there are additionally24 wood-engraved plates (including the frontispiece) that have been hand colored, probably by a stencil method.
The text is printed in double-column format from stereoplates, in roman type, with an interesting six-line capital at the beginning of each chapter.
Provenance: “Mamie C. Swinton, from 'Aunt Jennie,' August 1870.”
Binding as above, rubbed at board edges and joints (outside); top and bottom of spine pulled with loss of leather. Short tears in foremargins of final blank leaves; scattered foxing and some brown spotting. Over all, a good++ copy; a very good representative ofthe genre, “ugly ideas got-up beautifully.” (37226)
Provenance: Early 19th-century presentation inscription on the inside of the front wrapper: “Presented to Miss Sally Raley by her Friend Mary Wales”; most recently in the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear.
Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only three libraries reporting ownership of this edition (NYPL, AAS, UNC-Greensboro) and five of the 1821 printing (University of Rochester, Huntington, AAS, University of Michigan, Brown).
Shoemaker 1977. Publisher's orange wrappers with wood engravings not repeating interior cuts on front and back; black spine of wrapper rubbed, rear cover a little rubbed or sunned at edge; gift inscriptions on inside of front wrapper. Light dampstaining and crinkling of text pages. A very decent copy. (38785)
Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of Francis John Breck, Jr., dated 10/29/72. Later in the library of Robert L. Sadoff, M.D., sans indicia.
Binding as above, spine and edges sunned to brown, joints opening from head and foot, edges rubbed. Endpapers with offsetting from turn-ins and front free one loosening; pages slightly age-toned. A handsome example of this enduring classic, with Mackenzie'slovely, lyrical illustration. (39825)
This isone of 500 copies printed by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press in Los Angeles; Mary Kuper did the wood engraving of a Samoan scene.
Provenance: Miniature bookplate of Raymond A. Smith to front pastedown.
Publisher's orange paper–covered boards with tan paper shelfback, front cover with red-stamped cruciform motif, spine with title in red. A clean and fresh copy. (35704)
The second part (pp. 267–403), which contains its own title-page, is a collection of testimonies by “inspired writers,” or Shakers professing their faith in the book's divine source.
“Read and understand all ye in mortal clay,” exhorts the title-page — “Received by the church of this communion, and published in union with the same.”
Provenance: In the library of Colgate Rochester Divinity School; inscription on front free endpaper “To be returned to Amelia G. Mace, Office.”
Sabin 32664, 79708; and 90701.5 for revised collation. Contemporary sheep, recently rebacked in plain calf with gilt-ruled bands and gilt-stamped green leather title-label. Ex-library copy, with rubber-stamp on all paper edges and p. ; rubber-stamped five-digit number at base of p. [iii]; inscription on front free endpaper in blue ink (see above); and faint traces of a librarian's penciling at inner margin of p. [iii] and verso of title-page. Small bookseller's ticket at lower outer corner of rear pastedown. Some foxing, especially to endpapers; offsetting from leather affecting title-page and following page, at edges; very good condition. (24495)
Provenance: Now missing bookplate (see below) read “Aus der Büchersamlung von Georg Stophel”; acquired by August Neander; later in the Colgate University Library (the Rochester Theological Seminary, later the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, deaccessioned 2005).
Modern black moiré cloth, gilt leather spine label; damaged in a fire and its aftermath, losing its previous binding, this also lost its previously recorded bookplate and other provenance indicia with only one line of a shelfmark remaining. Translucently waterstained throughout in a W pattern across each opening, handwriting and reading almost miraculously unaffected; now restored to strength and safety for use. (30159)
In some ways even more militantly abolitionist than Uncle Tom, this novel's complicated plotdrew liberally on real-life figures and events that Stowe cited in a long and detailed Appendix, to create and assert a realism as to slavery and its effects that readers would find undismissable..
Provenance: Front free endpaper of vol. I with inked inscription: “To Miss Matthews As a Phillipoena Pay[men]t From G.S.R. October 7 1856.” (“Phillipoena” was a German-derived game involving love and friendship penalties or “forfeits” between couples; make of that what you will!) Most recently in the library of Robert L. Sadoff, M.D., sans indicia.
Binding: Publisher's straight-grained very dark brown cloth, covers framed in blind-stamped leaf and vine decorations, spines with gilt-stamped title and “Boston” at feet; plain yellow endpapers.
BAL 19389; Wright, II, 2391. Bound as above, slightly cocked, lightly rubbed overall and moreso at corners; spine extremities chipped. Varying degrees of foxing; some signatures starting to loosen. Inscription as above! (41279)
Provenance: From the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear.
Shoemaker 5104; Bradbury, Miniature Books, B295. Fine in original plain green wrappers. (38779)
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