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Maggs Bros., booksellers, London.  English literature & printing from the 15th to the 18th century. Part I (A-L). London: Maggs Bros., 1928. 8vo. 456 pp.
$25.00

Catalogue 503.

Original printed wrapper, wrappers separating with some spine paper lost. Lightly soiled.  (41880)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

As Bibliographies Go, Delicious!

Cagle, William R., & Lisa Killion Stafford, comps.  American books on food and drink: A bibliographical catalog of the cookbook collection housed in The Lilly Library at the [sic] Indiana University. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1998. 8vo. xviii, 794 pp., illus.
$30.00

Essential for all collections — institutional or private — that include American cookbooks. The Lilly has one of the great collections in this field; Cagle is Lilly Librarian Emeritus and Stafford is a former Lilly Library editorial employee. Temporal coverage here is 1739 to 1950 and all items are given professional bibliographical treatment, including collation. The work also includes illustrations.

New, in dust jacket; with soiling to page edges (only).  (41861)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

A Busy Court in 1872 — A LARGE BROADSIDE REPORT

Guatemala. Corte Suprema de Justicia, el Tribunal de Súplica y la Corte de Apelaciones.  Broadside, begins: Estadistica de los asuntos en que se ha ocupado la Corte Suprema de Justicia, el Tribunal de Súplica y la Corte de Apelaciones durante el año de 1872. Guatemala: [Corte Suprema de Justicia, el Tribunal de Súplica y la Corte de Apelaciones], 1873. Folio (70 x 50 cm, 27.5" x 20"). [1] f.
$125.00

The Supreme Court and Court of Appeals here => on a very large and crisply printed broadside summarizes the cases it adjudicated in 1872: criminal and civil, final decisions and appealed decisions, occupations of the defendants and appellants, and types of crimes, with data as to original jurisdiction of the cases, etc.

Printed on "newspaper" stock and a bit fragile. Folded and with fold tears.  (41872)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

A Very Full Docket in 1871 — A VERY LARGE BROADSIDE

Guatemala. Tribunal de Justicia y Corte de Apelaciones.  Broadside, begins: Estadistica de los asuntos en que se ha ocupado el tribunal superior de justica y corte de apelaciones durante el año de 1871. Guatemala: [Tribunal de Justicia y Corte de Apelaciones], 1872. Folio (73 x 56 cm, 30" x 21.75"). [1] f.
$125.00

The Supreme Court and Court of Appeals here on a => very large broadside summarizes the cases it adjudicated in 1871: criminal and civil, final decisions and appealed decisions, occupations of the defendants and appellants, and types of crimes, with data as to original jurisdiction of the cases, etc.

Printed on "newspaper" stock and a bit fragile. Folded and with fold tears.  (41871)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Gambling to Reduce the Debt

Guatemala. Ministerio de Hacienda.  Broadside, begins: 12.0 Sorteo de la "Deuda Convertida," verificado en la fecha, en cumplimiento de lo dispuesto en el artículo 5.0 de la ley de Mayo de 1872, ante el Señor Ministro de Hacienda y los Señores Don Braulio Novales y Don José Urruela, individuos de la comision nombrada por los tenedores de vales de la referida deuda. Guatemala: Ministerio de Hacienda, 1875. Folio. (44 cm, 17.5"). [1] f.
$50.00

The Ministry of the Treasury publishes the winning numbers in the Twelfth Lottery in the "deuda convertida" series, verified by the Minister of Hacienda and members of the commission named by the bondholders of the aforementioned debt.

Printed on "newspaper" stock and a bit fragile. Folded once across; clean and untattered.  (41869)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

You Could Be the Lucky Winner

Guatemala. Ministerio de Hacienda.  Broadside, begins: 9.o Sorteo de la "Deuda Convertida," verificado en la fecha, en cumplimiento de lo dispuesto en el artículo 5.0 de la ley de Mayo de 1872, ante el Señor Ministro de Hacienda y los Señores Don Braulio Novales y Don José Urruela, individuos de la comision nombrada por los tenedores de vales de la referida deuda. Guatemala: 1874. Folio. (44 cm, 17.5"). [1] f.
$50.00

he Ministry of the Treasury publishes the winning numbers in the Ninth Lottery in the "deuda convertida" series, verified by the Minister of Hacienda and members of the commission named by the bondholders of the aforementioned debt.

Printed on "newspaper" stock and a bit fragile; a little chipping and waterstaining to edges. Folded once across.  (41870)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Lottery to Reduce the National Debt

Guatemala. Ministerio de Hacienda.  Broadside, begins: 8.o Sorteo de la deuda convertida, verificado en la fecha en cumplimiento de lo dispuesto en el artículo 5.o de la ley de 28 de Mayo de 1872, ante el Señor Ministro de Hacienda y los Señores Don Braulio Navales y Don José Urruela, individuos de la Comision nombrada por los tenedores de vales de la referida deuda. Guatemala: Ministerio de Hacienda, 1874. Folio. (44 cm, 17.5"). [1] f.
$50.00

The Ministry of the Treasury publishes the winning numbers in the Eighth Lottery in the "deuda convertida" series, verified by the Minister of Hacienda and members of the commission named by the bondholders of the aforementioned debt.

Printed on "newspaper" stock and a bit fragile. Folded once across; clean and untattered.  (41868)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Income & Expenses, July of 1875

Guatemala. Direccion General de Contabilidad Central de Hacienda.  Broadside, begins: Direccion General de Contabilidad Central de Hacienda. Movimiento de las cajas nacionales en el mes de julio de 1875. Guatemala: [Direccion General de Contabilidad Central de Hacienda], 1875. Folio. (48 cm, 19"). [1] f.
$75.00

Dated 1 October 1875, the accounting office of the Guatemalan national treasury here prints the reckoning of income and expenses for the month of July and shows the one equals the other.

Printed on "newspaper" stock and a bit fragile. Some spotting; once folded both vertically and horizontally, now in the latter way only.  (41877)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Debt Conversion

Guatemala. Ministerio de Hacienda.  Broadside, begins: Tercer sorteo de la "Deuda Convertida", verificado en la fecha, en cumplimiento de lo dispuesto en el art. 6. de la ley de 28 de Mayo ultimo, ante el Sr. Ministro de Hacienda y los Sres. Don Braulio Novales y Don Jose Urruela, individuos de la comision nombrada por los tenedores de vales de la referida deuda. Guatemala: [Ministerio de Hacienda], 1873. Folio. (44 cm, 17.5"). [1] f.
$50.00

The Ministry of the Treasury publishes the winning numbers in the Third Lottery in the "deuda convertida" series, verified by the Minister of Hacienda and members of the commission named by the bondholders of the aforementioned debt.

Printed on "newspaper" stock and a bit fragile. Folded once across; clean and untattered.  (41876)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Thanking Participants in a CHARITY BULL FIGHT for the Benefit of a Hospital

El Hospital General San Juan de Dios de Guatemala.  El Hospital General á los valientes picadores, Eulogio Hernandez, Bernardino Camey y Felipe Chigüichi. En testimonio de gratitud. Guatemala: [El Hospital General], 1888 (febrero de). Folio (33.5 x 26 cm; 13.25" x 10.15" ). [1] p.
$800.00

Bullfighting and hospitals are usually linked by harm and remedy: the harm occurring in the bull ring and the remedy that hospitals can provide for that harm. But the Hospital General San Juan de Dios de Guatemala, founded in 1667 by the Orden Hospitalaria de San Juan de Dios (i.e., Hospital Order of San Juan de Dios), in the 1880s had a most unusual link to the Plaza de Toros in Guatemala City. It had taken it on to restore and maintain the colonial-era ring, and it became a popular site not only for corridas but for the circus and other forms of entertainment — with the Hospital receiving income from all such uses of the Plaza.
        Special homage is paid in this handsome and rare broadside to three picadores who participated in what we suspect was a Corrida de Beneficencia, a benefit bullfight, in early 1888. => Entirely printed in gold, the text of the broadside is center justified, employs eight typefaces, and is contained in a gold frame.

Very good, some chipping in margins. Horizontally folded in the past without damage to the "joint."  (41878)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Incunable Leaves from an English Writer's Book Aiding Preachers,
        Printed by Amerbach

Johannes de Bromyard.  Summa praedicantium. [Basel: Johann Amerbach, not after 1484]. Folio (37 x 25.5 cm, 14.5" x 10").
$300.00

Four leaves from the first edition of this English Dominican's reference guide to preaching with examples of key concepts (which are presented alphabetically, as in dictionary form) common in the practice of preaching: fol. [291] a section on "Humilitas," fol. [296] a portion of the entry on "Inconstatia," and fols. [298–99] part of the entry for "Infirmitas."
        => An interesting gathering of leaves from a consequential incunable work, printed at the famous press of Johann Amerbach.

Goff J260. Removed from a bound volume; short tears and small chips to top and gutter edges, in the latter case at the old sewing stations. Waterstain in upper inner area of each leaf and narrowly across top edges; light dustsoiling and a little other old staining notably to first page of the series. => Paragraph markings in red and blue with also some underlining in the former.  (41855)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

"Spirited Conduct" on the High Seas

(John Paul Jones).  The life and history of Paul Jones, the English corsair: Giving an account of the extraordinary perils, escapes, and voyages, of that bold and determined pirate and smuggler. London: Dean & Munday, [1810–20?]. 8vo (19 cm, 7.48"). Col. fold. frontis., [2], [7]-32 pp.
$325.00

Tales of derring-do from a bold naval commander accounted a hero by some and a pirate by others — with the present version of his life not shying away from the sordid details of his early history while still lauding his subsequent naval triumphs on behalf of the United States. This early printing opens with a => hand-colored folding frontispiece depicting the captain shooting his lieutenant for attempting to strike his colors.
        Provenance: From the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

Recent marbled paper wrappers in a striking green and red ripple pattern. Minor offsetting to title-page from frontispiece; pages faintly age-toned, otherwise clean and fresh. => A pleasing copy of an uncommon and attractive item.  (41799)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

"Sundry Artisans and Manufacturerers of the City of Philadelphia".  Memorial of sundry artisans and manufacturers of the city of Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania. [Washington]: 1803. 8vo. 20 pp.
$77.50

The petitioners seek encouragement of domestic industry and manufacturing and protective tariffs on imported goods.

Shaw & Shoemaker 5348. Removed from a nonce volume.  (41840)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Early Riccardi Press, Handsome Horace

Horatius Flaccus, Quintus (i.e., Horace).  Quinti Horati Flacci opera omnia. [Londini]: apud Lee Warner Mediceae Societatis Librarium [typis Riccardi a Carolo T. Jacobi], 1910. 4to (25 cm, 9.5"). [6] ff., 240 pp., [1] f.
$250.00

"The Riccardi Press began to be used as the imprint for Medici Society publications in 1909. Herbert P. Horne founded the press and designed the Riccardi typeface" (website of the Special Collections of the University of Glasgow library 's page on "Graphic Design and Visual Culture in Europe 1890–1945"). Horne's design of the font was based chiefly upon the larger of the two faces used in the first edition of Horace, printed at Florence, in 1492, by A. Miscomin. E.P. Prince did the font's actual cutting and the printing of Riccardi Press books was done at the Chiswick Press.
        Based on Edward Charles Wickham's edition issued at Oxford by the Clarendon Press(1877–91), this edition of Horace is in the series "Scriptorum classicorum. Bibliotheca Riccardiana," and it has its => title-page printed in black and blue, with blue initial capitals throughout.
        The colophon reads: "Finis Q. Horati operum omnium libri, ex recensione oxoniensi emendate, permissu Typographiae Clarendonianae delegatorum, typis Riccardi a Carolo T. Jacobi novissime excusi. Impensis Mediceae societatis, librario Philippo H. Lee Warner . . . ."
        Binding: Publisher's limp vellum, title in gilt on spine and front cover; top edge gilt and laced-through ties of green silk, being => a copy of the deluxe binding issue. (The norm was quarter cloth or boards, but copies were also had "on application" in full leather, plain or tooled.)
        The edition consisted of 1000 copies on hand-made paper (like this one) and 16 on vellum (of which 15 were for sale). This is copy 596.

Bound as above with light dust-soiling to binding and page edges; all ties present with one being tenuously attached. Text with intermittent, generally quite light foxing. => A very nice copy.  (41818)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

A Prizable Family Document — A Posh Bibliophilic Provenance

Rosillo y Enciso, Antonio.  Illuminated manuscript in Spanish, on vellum. Carta ejecutoria de hidalguía. Madrid: 1777 (12 April). Folio (31 cm, 12.25 ). [26] ff.
$5,250.00

A colorfully painted, illuminated, beautifully indited, and impressively bound family treasure and heirloom: Sr. Rosillo y Enciso, a native of Ceuta and citizen of Cadiz, having presented the King of Ams with a thick cahier of documents including a 16th-century carta de hidalguía signed by the king and retaining the lead seal, in support of his asking for recognition of his claim to the status of hidalgo, received that designation as is here blazoned in => an extended, informative, and handsome document on vellum. His lineage is chiefly via four families: Rosillo, Roxas, Enciso, and Soto. The history of each of the four and its past notable accomplishments is presented in a lengthy essay that begins with the family name illuminated in a multi-color cartouche and with the first letter of the first word of the essay being an illuminated, multi-color historiated initial. The names of both the men and the women in the lineage are given. => Each essay ends with a beautiful, half-page, full-color depiction of the family’s coat-of-arms. All told the manuscript has 12 historiated initials, these including images of a church seen across fields, a monstrous fish, and => ten different, delicately detailed, naturalistically "posed" birds including a phoenix.
        At the beginning of the volume is the full-page, multi-color coat of arms that Rosillo is now allowed to use: It incorporates elements of the coats of arms of the aforementioned four families. Following that is a bright and lively version of the full-page, multi-color, dramatic creation that traditionally opens a carta de hidalguía, incorporating the illuminated name of the King of Arms. Each of the coats of arms and the King of Arms page has a tipped-in red silk guard.
        The text, presented throughout within two nested, triple-line red frames, is in excellent, easily readable 18th-century calligraphy.
        Binding: Contemporary red calf with the coat of arms of the king central on both boards and a wide gilt roll around the periphery of each board; four raised bands to spine and a gilt floral device in the center of each spine compartment. All edges gilt.
        Provenance: Hroswitha Club bookplate memorializing Sarah Gildersleeve Fife (1885–1949) and designed by Sarah B. Hill, to front pastedown. Fife, a prominent force among women bibliophiles in the first half of the 20th century, was barred by reason of her sex from membership in the Grolier Club; she was one of the founders of the Hroswitha Club in 1944 and its library was named after her.

Bound as above and binding in good+ condition, rubbed and abraded with some loss of leather and gilt tooling; the volume housed In its original open-back slipcase with marbled paper covering, slipcase very sound with its paper covering worn and abraded. The initial coat of arms page on which the volume directly opens, mounted on paper and showing signs of onetime water exposure at that paper's lower outer corner, is lightly soiled overall and its paint shows a few minor scratches; otherwise occasional smudges to vellum generally affect the red-ruled borders only and NONE of them affect the delightful initials, cartouches, and half-page coats of arms. => The beautifully produced text of this carta is in an excellent state, and the volume carries with it a most appealing provenance.  (41814)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Murder! Horrid Murder!

Hunt, Joseph.  The whole of the dreadful confessions of Joseph Hunt, relative to the horrid murder of Mr. Weare. London: Printed by and for Hodgson & Co, [1824]. 12mo (17.5 cm, 6.75") 31 pp., lacks fold. plate.
$275.00

Chapbook printing of Hunt's first-person confession, relating how he conspired with John Thurtell and William Probert to murder William Weare. Title continues "with the plans formed by the bloody-minded crew, for the annihilation of many other persons. => To which are added, faithful accounts of their hellish schemes and secret haunts."

Disbound, now in plain wrappers, all edges gilt; folding plate lacking, one leaf with a marginal chip, and old exposure to water intermittently evident but not, as per title, "dreadful"! In a very good pamphlet folder.  (41557)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Newton, Edward A.  This book-collecting game. Boston:   Little, Brown & Co., 1928.
$25.00

Classic Newton . . .

A "good used" copy, lightly used!  (41812)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

A Cobbler with Honor, Integrity, & An Impressive Work Ethic

More, Hannah.  The apprentice turned master; or, the second part of the Two Shoemakers. London: Sold by J. Marshall, R. White, & S. Hazard, [1796]. 8vo (17.9 cm, 7.04"). 16 pp.
$175.00

First appearance of this tract from Hannah More's Cheap Repository: "Shewing how James Stock from a Parish Apprentice became a creditable Tradesman." Written by More herself (and marked at the close with her signature Z), this chapbook features a title-page woodcut of the pivotal moment when the now-prosperous Mr. Stock discovers the son of his former master begging at his door.
        ESTC records several variant printings, none of which are common; in the present example, the title-page gives both "Cheap Repository" and "Great Allowance will be made to Shopkeepers and Hawkers" in italics, and there is a semicolon after Bath in the imprint.

ESTC T22338; Osborne Collection, p. 916; Spinney, Cheap Repository Tracts, 50. Removed from a nonce volume, title-page with chip to outer edge not touching image or text. Pages age-toned with variable foxing and a little staining, and with . a few pages with lightly pencilled numerals or marks of emphasis. => Worn, still an uncommon item very readable in both senses.  (41796)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

"Combining Instruction with Amusement" — Illustrated, Humorous History

Abbott à Beckett, Gilbert; John Leech, illus.  The comic history of England. London: Published at the Punch Office, 1847–1848. 8vo (22.8 cm, 8.97"). 2 vols. I: xii, 320 pp.; 10 col. plts., illus. II: xii, 304 pp.; 10 col. plts., illus.
$525.00

Playfully expounded yet actually generally accurate English history, written by one of the original staff members of Punch and originally issued serially in parts, this long-popular and much-republished work appears here in => the first book-form edition. John Leech's famous illustrations, including => 20 hand-colored plates as well as numerous in-text steel engravings and woodcuts, feature Abbott à Beckett's historic figures portrayed with amusing contemporary touches; e.g., William the Conqueror has a handlebar moustache, a portrait of a medieval king being medically treated features patent medicine placards in the background, and Henry VIII wears an opera hat a'Maying while his queen on the occasion carries a pink parasol. In all, of course, as was to be the case also with this duo's Comic History of Rome, the history/"history" comments on the readers' own time.
        Binding: Publisher's textured brown cloth, framed in blind, front covers with bright gilt-stamped version of the title-page vignette, "Clio Instructing the Young British Lion in History"; spines with gilt-stamped vignettes also from Leech illustrations.

Ray, Illustrator and the Book in England, 136. Bindings as above; slightly cocked, spines and edges sunned, cover gilt bright. Front fly-leaves with early pencilled ownership inscription, vol. I with bibliographical annotation and handwritten note regarding another copy's auction record laid in. Pages faintly age-toned with scattered light spots of foxing and minor offsetting from a few plates (a bit more pronounced to first title-page); one leaf in vol. II with short tear from lower edge, not touching text. => A popular work, here in a solid copy of the first edition in the publisher's binding, with attractive plates.  (41677)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Magic Lantern Exhibition

[Sandham, Elizabeth Semple].  The story of Charles Maitland; or, the dangers of a meddling disposition [The magic lantern; or, amusing and instructive exhibitions for young people. Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, 1807]. 12mo (17.2 cm, 6.77"). 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12 pp.; 8 col. plts.
$200.00

Early American edition of this collection of eight moral stories, presented in the context of parents projecting vignettes via magic lantern and explaining those scenes to their children, with => the "magic lantern" views displayed here for readers in the form of eight hand-colored frontispieces. The tales include "The Story of Peevish William," "Anna, the Tale Bearer," "Harrington; or, the Artful Boy Discovered," and "Careless Isabella; or, the Dangers of Delay," a tale made tragic by the apparent => obviousness to modern eyes of poor Isabella's suffering through ADHD! The collection title and publication information are based on Shaw & Shoemaker and WorldCat, as the main title-page is lacking here; and while this copy also lacks two stories and their illustrations, the present eight stories and metal-engraved plates offer much of interest both visually and textually.
        Provenance: From the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

Shaw & Shoemaker 12975; see also Welch 1153 (colophons described by Welch not present here). Contemporary quarter roan and paper-covered sides, much worn and abraded with front cover nearly separated and sides discolored; main title-page and two stories ("Wandering William" and "Philip & Agnes") lacking. Pages and plates age-toned with occasional edge chips, dog-earing, and spots of staining. First plate with lower margin cut down, one plate with early inked initials on recto, first p. 3 torn across (without loss). => Imperfect and so priced, still a charming copy of an uncommon item.  (41729)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Sesonske, Alexander.  Nuclear power plant design analysis. [Oak Ridge, Tenn.]: Technical Information Center, United States Atomic Energy Commission, 1973.
$25.00

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European Nuclear Society and American Nuclear Society.  Transactions of the American Nuclear Society. New York, N.Y: Academic Press, 1975. supplement No.1 to vol 21.
$15.00

  (22997)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Deutsch, David J.  Process piping systems. New York, N.Y: Chemical Engineering, McGraw-Hill, 1980.
$25.00

  (22995)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Rohsenow, Warren M., & J. P. Hartnett.  Handbook of heat transfer. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1973.
$25.00

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Jacobowitz, Henry.  Fundamentals of nuclear energy and power reactors. New York: J.F. Rider, 1959.
$25.00

  (22926)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

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