“To prevent fraud, the written signature of the proprietor, S.A. Osburn, will be written upon the wrapper[of the bottle], without which none is genuine. Sold, wholesale and retail, by N. Osburn, corner of Main and St. Paul Streets, Rochester, N.Y., general agent for the United States” (p. ) — this copy without that signature.
Printed testimonials on p. 4 are dated 1847 and 1855, and a charming wood engraving on p. 1 shows a woman administering medicine to a sick woman in her bed.
Searches of WorldCat locate only four U.S. libraries reporting ownership (PPL, NRU-Med, MWA, NRMW).
Folded, as issued. A clean, attractive piece of medical-commercial ephemera. (38410)
Provenance: Front free endpaper with pencilled inscription: “A Christmas Present from Maria to Charlie, 1862.”
Binding: Publisher's pebbled rose-color 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). Binding as above, front cover gilt partially oxidized (not unattractively), spine evenly sunned, minimal rubbing to extremities. Spots of mild to moderate foxing. A treasurable “Gift.” (41619)
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)
Binding: Contemporary green straight-grain goat, spine gilt extra; both boards with a gilt double-rule outer border and an inner center frame of single gilt rule with large gilt corner devices. Board edges with a gilt roll; narrow turn-ins with a different gilt roll. All edges gilt.
Searches of WorldCat locate only six U.S. libraries (IU, NjNbT, PPiT, IEN, NNC, NNG) reporting ownership.
Binding as above; spine sunned to olive, front cover with scuff sometime well disguised, boards showing signs of having been bent some time ago. Bookplate and label as above. A very few light spots of foxing, pages overall clean and crisp. Very good condition. A very attractive book. (39223)
Binding: Contemporary black pebbled leather with beveled edges, covers with deeply impressed double windows and arch design surrounded by corner decorations of quatrefoils in rondels, spine with gilt-stamped title and blind-tooled fleurons between raised bands, board edges and turn-ins with gilt rolls. All edges gilt.
Binding as above, front joint and hinge refurbished, light wear to edges and extremities, small scuff to lower edge of front cover. One preliminary leaf with pencilled source notation in inner margin, dated 37, and with rubber-stamped numeral in lower margin; first text page with institutional rubber-stamp in lower margin. Back free endpaper with traces of paper adhering to upper portion. Pages clean. (40628)
Thedelightful copperplate frontispiece was engraved by James Smither, a skilled artisan employed by the Continental Congress to produce currency plates — after which, an outspoken Tory, he was charged with counterfeiting and treason, and transported to Nova Scotia before eventually returning to Philadelphia in 1786. Smither's “Pastoral Scene” features a rustically clad couple, he playing pipe while she holds a book of music, with a child frolicking with the sheep at their feet.
Provenance: With early inked inscription of Mary Batchelder on rear free endpaper; most recently in the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear.
Welch 1139.1 (cf. 1140.1); Evans 27667; ESTC W27590. Contemporary quarter sheep and marbled paper–covered sides; rubbed and scuffed overall, paper cracked at hinges (inside) but sewing holding strongly. Title-page with upper outer corner excised, with loss of most of an early inked inscription by Batchelder; second inscription on back free endpaper. Two leaves of publisher's advertisements (only) not present here. Pages age-toned with occasional spots of foxing; two pages of second story with areas of more pronounced staining (candle wax?). A solid and pleasing copy of this interesting, uncommon item. (41673)
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)
Provenance: Title-page with rubber-stamp reading “Bibl. Societ. Psychol. Monac.” and with inked inscription noting ownership of Dr. Franz Carl Gerster, a physician and practitioner of hypnotism; most recently from the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).
Contemporary marbled paper–covered boards with pebbled black cloth shelfback, spine with gilt-stamped title; front cover with small early hand-inked paper shelving label, edges and extremities rubbed. Paper of the front hinge (inside) cracked. Pages age-toned, otherwise clean; title-page with stamp and inscription as above. Final text leaf with old repair, partially shading text without loss of legibility. (40033)
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)
The text was first published in 1647; although the title-page and WorldCat records give the publication date of this printing as 1847, Kelly and Keynes suggest 1848.
Binding: 20th-century brown textured calf, spine lettered in gilt with leaf stamps in compartments, covers framed in double blind fillets with crosses at corners and an intricate oval stamp at center; blind dotted roll along board edges, blind double fillets on turn-ins, Fountain marbled endpapers, all edges stained red. Binding signed by Rivière.
Provenance: Armorial bookplate of the Bell family (a fess ermine between three church bells, with motto “promptus sum”) at front; most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear.
Kelly, Checklist of Books Published by William Pickering,1848.12; Keynes, William Pickering (rev. ed.), p. 57; NSTC 2S3189. On Saltmarsh, see: Oxford DNB (online). Binding as above, a few very gently rubbed spots. Pages very clean save for light age-toning and one small spot to half-title. Bookplates and labels as above, a few small pencilled bibliographic notes on endpapers. A nice copy of a Pickering and Quaker classic, in a very attractive binding. (39483)
George graduates from Bates in 1905 and, by the final diary in 1912, he is an accomplished secondary-school physics teacher in Worcester, MA, with a master’s degree from Clark University, and he is taking additional (presumably doctoral) courses at Columbia University during a teaching sabbatical.
Each volume here opens with a printed section offering calendars, postal rates, almanac facts, etc.; usually, George has used the back pages for personal accounting, addresses of friends, and other memoranda. For space reasons, his entries must be laconic, but he has filled most space there is. Only the final few diaries have significant unused sections. A long descriptive analysis is available on request.
Virtually all diaries are bound in leather or leatherette, a few with the lower third of the rear covers removed neatly, and the “set” lacking only the volume for 1906. Some volumes are written in pencil, later ones mostly in ink, in a legible hand. Very good. (39290)
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)
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)
While the Sandown Historical Society began reprinting and selling this cookbook in 1993, this is an example of the original 1921 printing. Sandown records indicate that approximately 2000 copies of the 1921 edition were sold.
WorldCat locatesonly one copy anywhere of this 1921 edition (Michigan State University).
Not in Brown, Culinary Americana. Original printed paper wrappers, dust-soiled and worn, front wrapper creased along joint. Pages age-toned with scattered spots of staining; light waterstaining noticeable in upper portions of later pages. (38120)
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)
The work was translated into Russian in 1868.
Provenance: From the library of Robert L. Sadoff, M.D., one of the nation's leading forensic psychiatrists and a director of Penn's Center for Studies in Social-Legal Psychiatry, sans indicia.
Publisher's brown cloth embossed in blind on both covers; rebacked with original spine reapplied. Dark brown endpapers. A clean sound copy. (39791)
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)
Provenance: Bookseller's label of Deutsche Kunst und Antiquitäten Messe, München.
Palau 300543; Retana, Aparato bibliográfico, 637; Leclerc, Bibliotheca Americana, 2424; Blake, Philippine Languages, 330; Walsh, Philippine Linguistics, 1095. Recased in old limp vellum, recycled manuscript used for rear endpapers, spine lettered in an early hand; vellum yellowed and cockled. Booklabel as above. Title-page laid down and with old tape repair, closed tears to several other leaves, and some minimal foxing or staining; in fact, very good. (38101)
Provenance: Title-page with signed inked inscription noting presentation by the author to a Monsieur Robieux as a mark “d'estime, de considération, et d'amitié.” Later from the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).
Stitched in contemporary paper wrappers, faded to rose-pink and worn. Two spots of pinhole worming throughout, touching letters without affecting sense. A solid and very readable copy of this uncommon item. (40214)
Sargeant (17931880), one of the Boorns' defense attorneys, offers this account as a cautionary tale of the fallibility of the legal system when it comes to misidentifications. “Though published fifty-four years after the event, the pamphlet . . . contains important information on the discover and return of Colvin” (McDade 113).
McDade, Annals of Murder, 111 (for the above quotation) & 113 for this account. As issued: Stitched, printed wrappers. Splitting a little at top and bottom of spine, faint minimal touches of old waterstaining and, at end, creasing across upper outer corners. Very good. (39950)
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)
Paul Hogarth'seight 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. David Daiches wrote the introduction.
This is numbered copy 538 of 2,000 printed, andsigned by the artist on the colophon. The monthly newsletter and prospectus are laid in.
Binding: A natural-tone rough linen, stamped in black on each cover with a bugle design, and with black lettering to spine.
Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by The Limited Editions Club, 519. Binding as above, in original glassine dust jacket and brown paper–covered slipcase with linen bottom and top edge, gilt lettering to spine; minor spot of rubbing and dent to spine of slipcase. Really in wonderful condition, superbly illustrated and designed. (39032)
Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of the Rhode Island Medical Society (with deaccession note); title-page with early inked inscription of N. Cooke. Later in the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).
Austin, Early American Medical Imprints, 1704; ESTC W28189; Evans 32805. Contemporary mottled sheep, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label and gilt-ruled compartments; binding worn and rubbed overall, spine with dark spots and extremities chipped, front joint starting. Bookplate as above. Pages age-toned and lightly waterstained, still very legible. A much-consulted work in its day, here in its initial American appearance. (40383)
Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of Robert Wayne Stilwell, front free endpaper with bookplate of Brian Douglas Stilwell. Front fly-leaf with faded inked gift inscription dated 1837.
Brooks 598; De Lama, II, 107; Giani 72 (pp. 54-55); Brunet, V, 156; Graesse, VI, 279. Bound as above, extremities unobtrusively refurbished; front joint unobtrusively starting from head. Bookplates and inscription as above, front and back free endpapers with later pencilled bibliographical notes. Charming. (40170)
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)
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)
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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VD16 ZV13747. Contemporary alum-tawed pigskin over wood boards with bevelled edges, remnants of metal clasps, and covers richly blind embossed using rolls with religious imagery (Crucifixion, saints, etc.); vellum of spine dry and with tears (but “all there”), boards with some loss at corners/edges (but with tooled vellum all there”!), both boards heavily wormed with pinhole-type worming extending well into text both front and back (although this is such a thick book, such a “tome,” that the worms did not reach the middle of the text block, and in fact their work does not much endanger confident reading). First leaf of Scapula's preface lacking, that leaf replaced with an unrelated engraving; title-page tattered at edges and largely separated, with a good many leaves dog-eared or creased across corners; old, generally light staining or soil variously and occasionally a leaf with an old marginal tape repair. A solid, decent, interesting, and surprisingly clean although minorly defective copy. (32630)
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 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)
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)
Neatly rebound for use in tan buckram with title and author gilt-stamped on spine. Front and back fly-leaves with outer edges chipped; title-page and first and last few leaves with short edge tears. Scattered pencilled marks of emphasis and a few pages with annotations or corrections, one page with small ink blot in outer margin, pages otherwise clean. A solid, very readable and pleasantly consultable copy of the first edition. (41746)
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)
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)
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)
Provenance: Front fly-leaf with pencilled inscription: “Sarah & Thomas [/] From Father E [/] 'Merry Christmas' [/] 1864.” Later in the library of Robert L. Sadoff, M.D., sans indicia.
Bound as above, a little very light rubbing; gilt bright. Some offsetting to guard leaves and minimal foxing to margins of some plates — actually, remarkably little! A clean and attractive copy of this aesthetically pleasing collection. (39861)
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