[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.
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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.
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.
New York: George Braziller, . 4to, pp. 26, [139 plates w/text]; illustrated with beautiful reproductions in color from the Illuminated Manuscript belonging to the Musée Condé, Chantilly, France; Translated from the French by Victoria Benedict; fine in original maroon cloth decorated in gilt on upper cover and spine, in fine slipcase.
Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1839. First edition, 8vo, pp. 522; large folding frontispiece map engraved after C.E. Ely, from the Adriatic in the NW to the Persian Gulf in the SE, text in double column, a few other illus. in text; contemporary full calf gilt, red morocco label on spine; extremities quite rubbed, but the binding is sound; some foxing.
Halle (Saale): verlag von Ehrhardt Karrass, 1909. Folio, 14 vols in 7, published from 1909-1922, approximately 1200 plates from a serial collection of facsimile specimens of 15th century type, including initials and decorative type, accompanied by information on the printer, the typeface, font size, and details of the publication. Quarter goat over marbled boards, gilt title on spine; headbands worn, library stamp on endpapers, very good and sound. This project published serially from 1907 to 1939, and totaled 2460 plates by the end of its run. It remains the largest series of type specimen facsimiles for the period.
[Racine, Wisconsin]: [The Johnson Foundation], . 4to, unpaginated; faint library stamp on upper cover (dated 1965), covers a bit worn, else very good in dark green pictorial wrappers. "A group of 70 Midwestern communicators in two important fields --the press and college teaching-- met at Wingspread, conference center and home of The Johnson Foundation, on March 7, 1964, for an up-to-the-minute briefing on factors relating to the current situation in Viet Nam and southeast Asia" (introduction).