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Haake, A. von, Topographer
n.p. (Washington), Postmaster General Frank H. Hitchcock, 1909
Folded map printed in black and red, 35½ by 51¼ inches, bound into publisher's case of black cloth, gilt title on the upper board. Circular received stamp on the inside cover of the Office of P. O. Inspector in Charge, Denver, Colo., Oct. 27, 1909. There is some separation at the corners of the folds (no loss) and the inner spine lining has split at the fold else this is in very good condition. The folded measurement is 4 by 7 inches.
Pagination: SIngle page:
Condition: Very good.:
Genre: Map; Western Americana; Colorado:
Polidori, John William
London, Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1819
First edition. 8vo. . Sherwood, Neely, and Jones' Third Issue. Half-title is present. The 'Extract', pp. 73-84, is present. Both Extracts are sometimes attributed to John Mitford. Nicely bound to style in quarter calf, spine gilt; leather lettering label, gilt; marbled paper boards, vellum tips. A fine copy.
This title has a curious bibliographic history, with first issues attributing authorship to Lord Byron, then removing Byron's name, then this issue (Viets IV), with gathering 'A' reset to 23 lines to account for the removal of a slur on Mary Godwin and Jane Clermont and with 'lmost' on page 36. Earlier issues are nearly unavailable, making this essentially the earliest printing obtainable of the first book on vampires. See Viets in PBSA LXIII (1969), 83-103. $7500 17887
Genre: Literature; Horror; Rare Books:
White, T. H.
New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1939-1940
First US editions 8vo. Original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edges stained red, fore-edges untrimmed. Small illustrations in the text by the author, endpapers of the first volume illustrated by Robert Lawson. Near fine copies with only traces of wear and age. The first volume has a booplate on the first blank, and the second has a neat stamped ownership name on the front free endpaper. None of the dustwrappers are price-clipped. The spines are lightly sunned, else they are in fine condition with only traces of wear, mainly at the edges, though the third volume has some rubbing on the spine.
he first three parts of "The Once and Future King". Fantasy Literature, p. 174. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-266. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 54. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 20. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1116. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1149-57. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 208. Reginald 15254. This is the only edition of the second title; it was replaced entirely in the reprint. 20250
Condition: Near Fine:
Genre: Literature; Rare Books, King Arthur; Arthurian:
Grañén Porrúa, María Isabel; Juan Pascoe
Tacámboro de Codallos, Taller Martín Pescador, 2018
Limited edition Small 4to. 46,(2)pp. Green cloth spine, board in bright yellow paper, the upper board printed letterpress with the title and ornaments, and with a printed paper title label on the spine. Illustrated with illustrations taken from the work of 16th century printers in New Spain. Two large folding pages, facsimiles of the work of Espinosa. One is from the Graduale dominicale of 1576, the other from the Graduale sanctoral of 1578.
Finely printed letterpress on Tamayo de Ponte paper in black, but with the title and some initials in red also. Bindings by Fermín Urbina. Edition limited to 210 copies.
The text by Dctra Grañén Porrúa discusses the first printers of the Americas, starting with Juan Pablo, but concentrating on his successor Antonio de Espinosa, who was also the first type cutter in the Americas. His works are beautifully executed, and his typefaces have recently been made available again as Espinosa Nova. Both of the facsimiles are of Espinosa's work. The 30pp of text are followed by typographic notes from Juan Pascoe, the printer. 20632
Genre: Fine Printing; New Spain; Typography:
Harris, Joel Chandler
New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1881
First edition. 8vo. Green cloth blocked in black and gilt on the spine and upper board. Printed endpaper sin a butterfly patters in gray blue. A fine copy with the cloth and gilt bright, and with only traces of wear at the edges and spine tips.
First state, with 'presumptive; on page 9. Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 56-67. 21691
Genre: Children's; Peter Parley to Penrod; Rare Books: