London: Longman, [et. al.], 1858. 1 (of 2) vols., royal 8vo, pp. 4, cxxxvi-[cxl], 669-, 3 [ads]; 2 facsimiles in color (1 folding); ex-library copy with usual markings, small crack in upper hinge, small chip at top of spine, spine and extremities rubbed (one corner extremely so), covers a little scuffed, else a good or better, sound copy in contemporary quarter brown morocco gilt over black paper covered boards. These works are related to the origination of the Franciscan order in England (1226). The first work, by Thomas Eccleston, is a history of the Franciscan order and particularly its settlement and progress in England (ca. 1258). The second is a collection of letters by Adam de Marisco who founded the Franciscan college at Oxford (d. 1257-1258?). The third is a register which records the founding of the Friars Minors in London. The introduction provides a history of the Franciscan order, description of the manuscripts and background for the texts. The first printing of these documents.
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London: G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1787. Thick 8vo, pp. , ii, , xxxi, , 175, , 187, , 299; original pig-backed paper-covered boards, gilt-lettered spine in 6 compartments, edges uncut; old ink splatters on spine and upper cover, edges rather scuffed, else a very good copy of this installment in its original form. Contents include "Some Account of De Foe"; "Distinct Characters of Macbeth and Richard III"; "Estimate of Dr. Johnson's Critical Abilities"; "Account of a new Electrical Fish"; "Advertisement for the expected Return of the Comet of 1532 and 1661"; "An Essay on Portable Furnaces"; "Letters on the Breeding and Treatment of Silk Worms"; and "Interesting Particulars respecting the Death of Captain Cook"
[New York: New Directions, c1957. First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, 264; original bright red cloth, title on spine in white, some wear to extremities and browning to acidic pages, else very good in torn, tattered, and creased dust jacket. Contains Henry Miller's "Obscenity in Literature" and an excerpt from Jack Kerouac's On the Road before it was published. Shifreen and Jackson 50.
New York: Exposition Publications, Inc., 1939. First edition, 8vo., pp. 199, ; numerous black & white photographic illustrations, maps; 1939 postage stamp of World's Fair on front pastedown, World's Fair envelope w/postcards laid in, occasional toning at edges, extremities a bit soiled, upper spine frayed, metal 'World's Fair 1939' bookmark/letter opener laid in (several leaves have top edge closed tears as a result, no loss); overall very good in original orange cloth with Perisphere and Trylon stamped on upper cover.
London: [various publishers], 1850-1913. Incomplete run of 79 volumes, small 4to, in fair to good condition, many with cracked bindings, with chips and other defects, all but a few generally sound, generally in original cloth, some in contemporary half calf; some are ex-library; consisting of 10 volumes November 1849-December 1854; 5th Series, vols. 5-11, plus index; 6th Series, vols. 1-12; 7th Series, vols 1-12 plus index; 8th series vols. 1-12; 9th series, vols. 1-12; 10th Series, vols 1-12 (plus one duplicate); 11th Series, vols. 1-8.
Matriti: ex typographia Divini Officii, apud Antonium Marin, 1753. Small 4to, pp. , 240, 15,  (Festum Sanguinis), 7,  (Officium S. Thuribii),  (Festo S. Euphrasii), 7,  (Lectiones ... Nocturni Infraoctavum S. Rosae a S, Maria),  (In Festo B. M. V. De Gauadalupe Mexicanae); text in double column and printed in red and black throughout; contemporary and almost certainly contemporary limp vellum; front hinge broken, exposing sewing structure, vellum soiled, else good or better. Palau 199043.
New York: Omnivore, 1963. 8vo, pp. 56; white printed selfwrappers, light toning and wear. Featuring work by Lorenzo Thomas, Gregory J. Markopoulos, and Patric Merla, among others. Although not stated, this is from the library of Israel "Izzy" Young, former owner of the Folklore Center in Greenwich Village, New York.
Birmingham: E.C. & W. Osborne, 1838. Second edition, 12mo, pp. iv, 347, . 38, (pub ads)  (advertisement plates); engraved title page, numerous wood engravings, maps (1 folding), charts (1 folding); p. 89-92 detatched but present, extremities lightly worn and soiled, else very good in original olive cloth decorated in blind, gilt-lettered spine.
London: Ward, Lock & Co., n.d., [ca. 1930]. 12mo, pp. xvi (ads), xv,  ads, 184, 64 (ads); ads on endpapers, folding map printed in 2 colors, 6 (5 folding and printed in 2 colors), 5 sketch maps, and numerous plates from photographs; a very good copy in original pictorial limp red cloth printed in black. Many citations in OCLC for the Ward, Lock guides, but not that for the Isle of Wight.
New York: D. Appleton & Co., n.d., [1872-74]. The second of two editions noted in BAL, with Bryant's name on the title and at the end of the preface, but clearly a later issue with the Appleton address on the title page of vol. I changed from Broadway to Bond St. (vol. II retains the Broadway address); 2 volumes, large 4to, complete with engraved frontispiece and title-pp., plus 47 steel-engraved plates and 838 wood-engraved illustrations in the text, 321 of them full-p.; a very good, sound set, in publisher's half black morocco, gilt-lettered spines; several scratches and a bit of rubbing, but overall a pretty nice copy in a firm binding. Stately testimony to the American fascination with American landscape, and a major link in the literary tradition that connects William Bartram with John McPhee. BAL 1732, noting that the literary work was done by Oliver B. Bunce, and that the preface was written and the whole edited by Bryant who, in a letter cited by BAL, says: "I do not remember that I was ever more weary of any literary task."
New York: Playbill, February, 1965. First editions, 8vo, 4 issues, each pp. 56; illus. throughout (some color); very good to fine overall. Programs for all 4 plays performed by the Moscow Art Theatre at New York City Center in 1965: Gogol's Dead Souls, adapted by Mikhail Bulgakov (2 copies); Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard; The Three Sisters; and Nikolai Pogodin's Kremlin Chimes.
[New York]: Random House, 1929. Edition limited to 475 sets printed in Silvermine, Conn., each designed, printed and made by Paul Johnston; tall 8vo, each poem in separate printed wrapper, stitched, as issued, and enclosed in a yellow printed paper chemise; lacking the publisher's box, but otherwise fine throughout. Includes: Monologue for Mothers by Genvieve Taggard, The Lovely Shall Be Choosers by Robert Frost, Rigmarole, Rigmarole by Vachel Lindsay, The Prodigal Son by Edwin Arlington Robinson, Adirondack Cycle by Louis Untermeyer, Body and Stone by Alfred Kreymborg, Red Roses for Bronze by H.D., Birthday Sonnet by Elinor Wylie, The Aspirant by Theodore Dreiser, Sagacity by William Rose Benét, Prelude by Conrad Aiken, Roots by Witter Bynner.
London: R. Snagg, 1774. First edition, 12mo, pp. , viii, , 247; full contemporary blind-ruled calf, rubbed and worn with spine ends chipped away and corners showing; the spine in six compartments with raised bands, the leather flaking; the joints and hinges cracked and tender, with boards holding by threads only; lacking free endpapers but pages are generally clean and all text is legible. An anthology of more than 40 moralizing tales, essays, and poems for the young gathered from some of the leading journals of the time, including The Spectator, The Guardian, The Lady's Magazine, and The Universal Magazine. With the contemporary ownership signature of one "Ann Boult" on half-title and title-pages. OCLC locates only the UPenn copy.
London: Longman, [et. al.]. 1859-1861. 2 volumes, royal 8vo; ex-library copy with usual markings, pages slightly browned, small cracks in hinges, extremities and spines rubbed and chipped, small crack in lower joint and spine of vol. II, covers slightly scuffed, else a good, sound copy in contemporary quarter brown morocco gilt over black paper-covered boards. Mostly in Latin, some in English and in French, these poems and songs depict the society of the Middle Ages and its transition to modern times.
Napoli: Ediz. Ettore Ragozino, n.d., [ca. 1930's]. Small folio, consisting of 16 leaves and containing 30 half-tone illustrations, each with a caption in Italian; the whole in terracotta paper wrappers tied with string and embossed with white lettering and ornament on the upper cover. Waseda only in OCLC.
[Edinburgh: 1793.]. Small 8vo, p. 16; removed. Letters to the Edinburgh Evening Courant by Quid nunc, jun. on the reform of certain societies, among them the physicians, tanners, painters, musicians, brewers, gardeners, weavers, bakers, shipmasters, booksellers, glaziers, etc. , and another to the same signed Common Sense. Includes the resolutions of the Incorporation of Merchants in Leith. National Library of Scotland only in ESTC.