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  • Topic: Rare, Fine Bindings & Limited Editions

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New York: Limited Editions Club,

1959-1967. 9 issues of the prospectus. Each is bound in various colored wraps, each ca. 14 pp, some with additional material laid in, generally VG copies. Handsome set of LEC material. ... more

Price: $45.00

Spain: np, 1550.

A Carta de donacion for Hernan Vaca, citizen and alderman of Leon. Leon, 29 July 1550. 11 vellum leaves of text and illustration. 8.75 x 12 inches. Text in a gothic textura hand. Limp vellum wallet binding with button and loop closure. Vellum painted with green border and coat of... more

Price: $1,500.00

Spain: np, 1641.

Patent of Nobility (Carta Ejecutoria de Hidalguia) for Juan Gomez de Espinosa, citizen of Madrid and Cardenosa, has his status as an hidalgo confirmed. Valladolid, 4 December 1641. 77 vellum leaves of text and illustration. 8.25 x 12.25 inches. Text in a calligraphic italic hand and 3 leaves on vellum... more

Price: $4,000.00

London: W. Johnston, 1766.

This volume ONLY. 1766. Hardcover, 8vo. in full tan polished calf with heavily gilt spine, five raised bands, marbled edges and endpapers. 283pp. Very good. Loss to spine ends. 18th century armorial plate depicting an eagle and two crowns on pastedown, and a more recent plate depicting a scallop and... more

Price: $35.00

London: Bathurst, 1766.

This volume ONLY. 1766. Hardcover, 8vo. in full tan polished calf with heavily gilt spine, five raised bands, marbled edges and endpapers. 292pp. with four maps. Very good. Rubbing to board extremities, drying and some cracking to spine leather. 18th century armorial plate depicting an eagle and two crowns on... more

Price: $45.00

New York: P.J. Cozans, 1856.

1856. Paperback, 12mo. in color illustrated wraps. 24pp. with illustrations and color decorative page borders. Good. Soiling to wraps. Pages foxed but still readable. Rare, with only 8 listed on OCLC. Digital images available upon request. ... more

Price: $175.00

Pittsburg (Pittsburgh): W. A. Lare and W. M. Hartzell, 1862.

1862, First edition. Softcover, original green wraps with old binder's tape along spine. 48 pp., plus 24 pp. List of Exempts organized by Ward and Borough. Minor edgewear to the wraps; quarter-size dampstain visible on rear wrap and last 5 pages; bright and unmarked text. A rare Civil War item,... more

Price: $450.00

Zaragoca: Pedro Carreras, 1716.

1716, First Printing. (8), 36 pp. Recently rebound in green cloth. Well-preserved, bright contents. A rare allegorical play featuring the Old Testament figure Jephthah from the Book of Judges, who fulfills his vow to sacrifice his daughter after leading his people in the defeat of the Ammonites. RARE. OCLC locates... more

Price: $500.00

New York: Nafis and Cornish, c. 1840.

No date, c. 1840. Hardcover, 16 mo., full leather binding, gilt title. 256 pp. Illustrated with numerous engravings. Good. Binding scuffed and rubbed but intact; gilt title mostly present. Signatures pulling, but contents complete and soundly bound. Faint dampstaining and foxing throughout. ... more

Price: $55.00

Philadelphia: (Aurora / Bache), R. Folwell for Bache, (1798), (1797).

2 pamphlets bound together, Truth Will Out! The Foul Charges of the Tories against the Editor of the Aurora (Bache, 1798) --AND-- Agrarian Justice, opposed to Agrarian Law, and to Agrarian Monopoly, being a plan for Meliorating the Condition of Man (Paine, 1797, HOWES P21, First American ed). Hardcover, in... more

Price: $550.00

Philadelphia: Sorin & Ball, 1847.

1847. Hardcover, 12mo. in black leather with gilt title, edges, and boards featuring intricate decorative design and the original owner's name. 824, 256pp. with engravings and 23 maps and plates including fold out map of Jerusalem and Palestine. Very good. Some loss to spine leather. Flyleaf and front blanks bear... more

Price: $100.00

(Philadelphia): (J. Campbell), 1867.

Reprint, 1867. Lacking its front wrap where the publisher's info probably was. No limitation page is present, but this is likely one of 75 large paper copies, according to HOWES T210. Measures 9 inches wide (24 cm). Wide margins. 184 pp. Fold out frontis of Pennsylvania present and intact. Light... more

Price: $200.00

London: Frederick Warne and Co., c. 1880.

No date (ca. 1880). Hardcover, pictorial gilt-decorated maroon cloth, 4to., aeg. Unpaginated. Illustrated with 32 color plates. Printed on linen paper. Very Good copy: cloth worn through at corners; shallow loss to spine ends; light rubbing to spine and covers. Slightest soil to endpapers, rear hinge starting a bit (but... more

Price: $350.00

Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union, ca. 1850.

ca. 1850. Paperback, measures 4 by 3 in. 16pp. with woodcut frontis. Very good. Light wear to wraps. Only six listed on OCLC. ... more

Price: $30.00

Boston: Sabbath School Society, 1844.

1844. Hardcover, measures 4.5 by 3 inches, in quarter leather with marbled boards. 32ppwith engraved frontis. Good. Upper corner of boards and pages heavily foxed. Evidence of bookplate removal on pastedown. No copies listed currently on OCLC. Digital images available upon request. ... more

Price: $125.00

Cheapside: C. Whittingham, 1822.

Complete in Two volumes. 1822. Later edition. Hardcover, 12mo. in green leather with gilt title and edges. 288, 268pp. with engravings throughout. Very good. Straining to inner hinges but bindings are secure. Contemporary gift inscrition on front blank of vol I. Two volumes in mylar wraps. Digital images available upon... more

Price: $200.00

London: J. Dodsley, 1777.

Volume 2 only. 1777, sixth edition. Hardcover, full leather. Lacking front board, otherwise a very attractive copy with clean and unmarked contents. The frontis map of North America is intact, clean and in excellent condition. A great candidate for rebinding. Volume 2 only. Map shows US, Canada, Mexico, Greenland and... more

Price: $95.00

np (Egypt): np, c. 1910.

C. 1910. Softcover, original stringbound decorative wraps with cloth spine. Title page plus 30 plates in brilliant color, printed on rectos only. Captions in English and French. No publisher information, or introductory text. Near Fine. Light shelfwear to the extremities of the covers. Bold, unmarked contents. 9.5 x 7 inches... more

Price: $500.00

Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, 1807.

1807. Original leatherbacked boards. 10 colored plates as called for. Marbled paper all but gone from the boards and a few pages of the text are missing. A Swann 1995 auction listing cites a frontispiece, but no other copies we have researched list a frontis. Expected mild foxing throughout. Very... more

Price: $400.00

Berlin: Rich. Bong., c. 1895.

2 volumes, Band XXII and XIII (Volumes 12 and 13). Hardcover folios, in maroon cloth with ornate design in black, white and gilt, all edges gilt. Both volumes profusely illustrated with color and b&w plates. Near Fine. Sharp, clean bindings with only minor shelfwear to the corners. Unmarked contents. Index... more

Price: $300.00

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