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Ann Arbor: The Augustan Reprint Society, 1946-1947. Three volumes, 8vo; facsimile reprints, introductions printed from typescript; No. 1 in original grey printed wrappers (a bit soiled), Nos. 2 and 3 in original drab printed wrappers; edges browned, general light wear, else very good. Contents include Sir Richard Blackmore's "Essay upon Wit" (1716); Joseph Addison's "Freeholder, no. 45" (1716); "Essay on Wit" (1748); Richard Flecknoe's "Of one that Zany's Good Companion" and "Of a Bold Abusive Wit" (second edition, 1665); Joseph Warton's "The Adventurer, nos. 127 and 133" (1754); "Of Wit (Weekly Register, 1732)"; John Gay's "The Present State of Wit" (1711); and excerpts from "The English Theophrastus" (1702). Introductions by Richard C. Boys, Edward N. Hooker, Donald F. Bond, and W. Earl Britton.
Tokyo: Mainichi Shinbun, 1971. Folio, pp. 86, ; together with: Katsura imperial villa, pp. 86, ; and Castles of Japan, 94, ; full color photos throughout, maps of the villas in the first two volumes, text in English and Japanese; black cloth with illustrated dust jackets, all in a orange and black slipcase. Books fine; slipcase slightly rubbed and edgeworn.
London: J. Duncombe, 1848. 12mo, pp. 131, ; folding color lithograph frontis, a number of small wodcut illustrations in the text; very good in publisher's quarter green morocco over marbled boards; spine faded and slightly rubbed, else very good. Originally published in 1822, this reprint edition does not do justice to the Cruikshank illustrations. The 35-p. canting dictionary is at the back.
New York: The Grolier Club, 1940. Edition limited to 500 copies "printed by D. B. Updike, The Merrymount Press," 8vo, pp. ix, , 37; frontispiece illustration; original printed tan wrappers; some wear and soiling with light vertical crease throughout; good and sound. This copy with penciled inscription on front cover: "Dolly Hamill: This might make a good reference book for you--Jack [illegible]." Also inscribed, in same hand, above first entry, Acquaviva: "Priced by Doc Rosenbach at $325,000--& he told H & P he believed he had it sold to a Chicagoan!" Referencing 155 manuscript and printed items.
Golden, CO: Solar Energy Research Institute, 1982. 4to, pp. iv, 120; of the Solar Envelope Zoning Series; black & white photographic illustrations, plans, graphs; noted city planner Weiming Lu's copy with his signature on title page; extremities a bit darkened, else fine in original pictorial wrappers.
Libourne: Louis Garde, n.d. Oblong 24mo (approx. 3" x 6"), consisting of 2 leaves of text (English and French) plus 12 removable black and white postcards of this important wine region in France; original green wrappers with title printed in gilt within a gilt art deco border; some soiling, else near fine.
[Paris: printed by E. Plon, Nourrit & Co., n.d., ca. 1892.]. 16mo, pp. 64; contents leaf mounted (probably as issued) on the verso of the front free endpaper; 2 portraits, 2 full-p. wood-engravings; tables in the text corresponding to a large color folding map of Paris to which is attached a pink ribbon (riveted through to the back cover) keyed with numbers (1-74) corresponding to the tables for the easy location of streets, buildings, quays, etc.; the verso of the ribbon is printed with an advertisement for the Bon Marche; original pictorial blue cloth stamped in gilt on both covers; near fine. Unusual. Not in OCLC.
London: Fielding and Walker, 1778. First published in 2 volumes octavo in 1735, and again in 1744, this is the first edition in quarto, considerably improved and enlarged, pp. viii, plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; engraved frontis and 15 engraved plates; 20th century quarter green morocco, the spine a bit discolored, else very good. With the bookplate of Wm. D. Tarrant, almost certainly the same Tarrant as the mayor of Wichita 1965-67, and the Gun Dog Editor for Field & Stream, and twice named Dog Writer of the Year by the Dog Writers Association of America. Terminology is alphabetically arranged throughout. Alston XVIII-4, 146 (erroneously identified as an octavo).
Saint Paul: printed by Brown and Olmsted, 1854. Small 8vo, pp. 22, ; orig. yellow printed wrappers, stitched, as issued; back wrap soiled, else fine. Martin 72, locating only the Minnesota Historical Society copy; not in Sabin; NUC locating only the MHS copy as well. I dare say rare: in 20 years of bookselling in Minnesota this is the first time I've seen a copy.
New York: Published at 128 Nassau Street opposite the Nassau Bank, 1855. First edition, 8vo, pp. 112 (including frontis.); frontispiece; original brown cloth, gilt on upper cover rubbed, closed tears on spine cloth, text foxed, good and sound. A series of short anti-Catholic arguments, many anecdotal and attempting to illustrate Catholic superstition and stupidity, or the exploitation of church institutions. Sabin 90580, noting two different imprints from the same year.
Fukuoka: The English Literature and Language Society, Kyushu University, 1966. Small 8vo, pp. 168; white printed self wrappers; spine ends chipped, corners a bit dog-eared, else very good. Text in English and Japanese. Contents include Tetsuro Hayashi's "The History of English Lexicography: an introduction"; Sakito Nakano's "T.S. Eliot's The Family Reunion"; Shinji Takuwa's "Self-Examination in Italy, The marble faun"; Yoshiro Nagano's "Old Icelandic Loan-Words in Sir Gawayne and the Grene knight"; Minoru Fujita's "Shakespeare's Histories and the Elizabethan Stage (II)"; Osamu Osaka's "A Note on W.B. Yeats's The Wanderings of Oisin"; and Kenkichi Watanabe's "Foreign Language Learning through Audition Versus through Vision". English synopses of the Japanese articles, pp. 165-168.
[Vietnam]: [ p chi n lú c xây d ng xã-h i m i], n.d. [1960s]. Large vertical 8vo, 19 leaves printed on recto only; a children's book with large illustrations and a few lines of text in Vietnamese on each leaf. depicting construction, organization, and planning; illustrated paper wrappers, covers soiled, good and sound.
London: printed for J. & J. Robinson, 1790. 16mo, pp. , 295; lacks the frontispiece; contemporary calf, red morocco label on gilt-decorated spine, bottom half-inch of spine chipped away, else good and sound. A pocket-size ready reference, with sections on Battles and Sea-fights, Laws and Courts of Justice, English Sovereigns, Universities, Academies on the Continent, Kings of France, Lord Chancellors, Chancellors of Oxford and Cambridge, and other useful information. 2 copies of this edition in OCLC (none in the U.S.) First printed in 1773, it remained in print at least until 1841. ESTC notes that it was "probably" edited by Philip Luckombe, whose name appears on the 8th, 9th, and 10th editions, 1791-1800.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1955. First edition, 8vo, pp. ix, , 129; fine in original black cloth lettered in silver, very good dust-jacket with light edge wear. The book's 3 essays are Thomas Jefferson and the Freedom of Books by Arthur Bestor, Mr. Lincoln and the Books He Read by David C. Mearns, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Books by Jonathan Daniels.