Best of 2021
101 selections from this year's new acquisitions, covering a wide range of publication dates and topics.
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New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1888. First Edition. Hard Cover.
First edition. Shoulder strap binding. Front board of second volume discolored, otherwise an excellent set.
xiii, 500; xi, 486 pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt titles and decorations. Includes numerous illustrations and maps, of which eleven are fold-outs.....
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1958. 4th Printing. Hard Cover.
1958 fourth printing, not to be confused with 1960s abridged edition, which contains about half the pages of this edition. No jacket. Minor general wear.
686 pp. Shorey provides line-by-line summaries of Plato's dialogues with commentary on the broader.....
Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2020. Signed Copy. Hard Cover.
Signed by author without inscription. #114 of 250 copies. Fine copies in a fine slipcase.
Two volumes in slipcase: The Best of Michael Marshall Smith; The Bonus of Michael Marshall Smith. ABOUT THE BEST OF MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH: In 1990, British-born.....
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1909. First Thus. Hard Cover.
First thus. Minimal cosmetic wear to corners. Binding tight and square, pages clean, bright, and unmarked.
vi, 309 pp., 4-page terminal publisher ad. Eight color plates (frontispiece, 7 in text). A retelling of portions of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene.....
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1846. Twelfth Edition. Half-Leather.
Twelfth edition. Both volumes: Front joints starting but still holding, leather rubbed, some pages lightly soiled and slightly wrinkled.
viii, 424; vii, 474, 4 pp. Two volume set. Both volumes illustrated with engravings, fold-out map precedes text of volume one. "...describes.....
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946. Taylor, Elizabeth. First Edition. Hard Cover.
First edition. Jacket edges rubbed, small chip and one inch tear along top edge of rear jacket panel, light stain along bottom edge of rear jacket panel reverse. Board edges lightly rubbed, small chip to spine head.....
London: T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1766. Second Edition. Full-Leather.
Second edition of English translation, 'revised and corrected. With an Appendix.' Joints beginning to crack, boards a bit discolored with corners exposed, endpapers foxed with ink names on front free endpaper.
xxxii, , 620 pp. 8vo. Full leather, gilt.....
New York: Turf, Field and Farm, 1874. Hard Cover.
Shallow chips from spine head and foot, boards a bit rubbed.
iii, 324; 431,  pp. Ads precede and follow text. An annual periodical providing information and statistics related to various horse racing events, including winnings related to bets placed on.....
Buffalo: Jewett, Thomas & Co.: Geo. H. Derby & Co., 1849. First Edition. Half-Leather.
First edition. Edges rubbed, front and rear free endpapers loose with minor chip from base of front endpaper, small bookbinder sticker on front endpaper.
xvi, 666 pp. 8vo. 4 plates, 10 portraits, and 8 maps. Sabin.....
New York: Leavitt & Allen Bros. 1874. Large Hardcover.
Boards rubbed and soiled, some pages foxed.
104 pp. All edges gilt. Frontispiece and twelve engraved illustrations photographed by Rockwood and mounted inside gilt borders, protected with tissue guards. A collection of Raphael's Madonnas, with accompanying poetry.
Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1857. First Edition. Three-Quarter Leather.
First edition. Front joint starting along top edge of volume one. Leather on both volumes lightly rubbed, hinges holding.
viii, 540; 575 pp. Two volume set. Letters plus Webster's autobiographical sketch. Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852).....
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1876. First Edition. Hard Cover.
First edition. Corners a bit rubbed, a few light spots on spine, pencil name and date on front endpaper.
x, 648 pp. 8vo. Steel engraved frontispiece portrait of Custer, engraved illustrations and maps throughout, including more portrait plates. The first.....
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917. Kirk, Maria L.; Brock, Charles E.; Merrill, Frank T. Hard Cover.
No jacket. Minor general wear.
Ten volume set. Color frontispieces, monochrome title pages, engraved plates from illustrations by artists such as Maria L. Kirk, Charles E. Brock, Frank T. Merrill.
London: Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1929. First Edition. Hard Cover.
First edition. Lacks scarce jacket. Rebacked by Grimm Book Bindery of Madison, WI (their 2009 receipt enclosed), with original backstrip laid down, and preserving the original endpapers, which has occasioned the binder to reinforce the hinges.....
Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1841. First Edition. Hard Cover.
First edition. Sabin 106053. Howes Y-14. Front joint mostly split but still holding along bottom edge, minor loss to spine head and to spine base, endpapers soiled.
xvi, 504 pp. Includes maps of Cape Cod, and Plymouth Bay.....
Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2009. 4th Printing. Trade Paperback.
Fourth printing. Signed by author with inscription, "To Aaron." A few page corners lightly dog-eared.
ix, 433 pp. The Parallax View is Slavoj Zizek's most substantial theoretical work to appear in many years; Zizek himself describes it as his magnum opus.....