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Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1871. Profusely illustrated throughout. xxiv, 17-591 pages plus ads, all printed on thin paper. Thick 8vo, original gilt and black-stamped spine and cover (lightly worn at tips). Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1871. First edition. A very good copy of this rather scarce book.
London: Strahan, 1801. of Barbreck; with the Singular Humours of his Tartar Guide Hassan Artaz; Comprising the Occurrences of Four Years and Five Days, in an Overland Journey to India. xii, 259 +4pp of ads. 12mo, original leather-backed glazed boards (well-worn and cracked but still a solid and charming binding; toning and light foxing throughout). London: Printed by A. Strahan for Longman & Rees, 1801. Fourth edition.
London: David Nutt, 1896. 4 volumes, translated by Thomas SHelton and an introduction by James Fitzmaurice-Kelly. Rubricated title, unopened, untrimmed. Tall 8vo, handsomely rebound in 1/2 white vellum with black spine labels. London: David Nutt, 1896. A fine set. One of only 18 copies printed on Japanese paper.
Paris: Furne, Bovin. Illustrated throughout in b/w by Lucien Metivet. 448pp. Thick 4to, original red cloth decorated with elaborate stamped pictorial design in gilt and colors. Beveled edges, a.e.g. Paris: Ancienne Librairie Furne, Boivin & Cie, (no date, circa 1880). Text in French. Acidic paper is age-browned as usual, otherwise a fine copy. From the series Voyages Excentriques.
London: John Stockdale, 1790. Illustrated frontispiece and engraved title-page in each volume, along with 12 engraved illustrations done by Medland after drawings by Stothard; portrait of Defoe before Chalmer's Biography. 2 volumes. I: frontis, title, xii, 389pp., 7 plates. II: frontispiece, title, iii-vi, 456, pp., 5 plates, 1 portrait. Tall thick 8vos, rebound in full tan straight-grained morocco, gilt double fillet border with corner fleurons & inner dentelles, spines gilt with red and black labels. London: John Stockdale, 1790. Some.....
Franklin Center: Franklin, 1977. Illustrated by Walter Paget. 375 pages. Thick 8vo, full gilt-stamped brown mottled leather, a.e.g. Franklin Library, 1977. A fine copy, as new in the original un-opened Franklin Library packing sleeve with embossed gold seal. Limited edition - 100 Greatest Books of All Time series.
London: Cochrane and Pickersgill, 1831. 2 volumes. Illustrated with many intricate black & white engravings. Short 8vo, 3/4 green levant, raised gilt-decorated spine, t.e.g. (leather slightly rubbed near spine). London: Chochrane and Pickersgill, 1831. A charming, very good(+) set. With a Biographical Sketch of De Foe, Written Expressly for this Edition, and Illustrations from Original Designs.
Chicago: Wilde, 1914. Color frontis., illustrated with black-and-white photographs and drawings by Frank T. Merrill. 301pp., 12mo, tan cloth with black-and-white photograph inlaid on front cover; covers lightly soiled and worn. Boston: W. A. Wilde Company, (1914). First edition. A lightly worn but still very good copy.
Franklin Center: Franklin, 1978. In contemporary verse by Robert Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Walter Brooks. 2 volumes. 664; 502 pages. Thick 8vo, ornately gilt-stamped green morocco with brown leather labels, a.e.g. (very slightly spotty). Franklin Library, 1978, 1979. Bindings and labels are slightly different shades of green. A near fine set. The Great Books of the Western World. A Limited Edition.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. 236 pages, 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper (torn and price-clipped; inner hinge exposed on the title page). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977. A very good(-) copy in a good dust wrapper. Inscribed on the half-title page to theater critic John Simon: "...who kisses the fate of our blind dates, with much thought, admiringly, Jerzy, January 1978." Above the inscription, Kosinski made a small drawing and wrote a quote from E.M. Cioran: "Our pleasures like our pains.....
Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1860. Together with Journeys to Jagga, Usambara, Ukambani, Shoa, Abessinia, and Khartum; and a Coasting Voyage from Mombaz to Cape Delgado... with an appendix and notes on language and geography by E.J. Ravenstein. Frontispiece folding map. 464pp., 12mo, original blind stamped pebbled brown cloth (cloth is rubbed at spine ends). Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. First American edition. Very good. A very nice copy of this important, early book on African exploration.
Dublin: James McGlashan, 1847. Illustrated with 21 b/w plates by Hablot K. Browne, all quite clean. 342 pages. 8vo, attractively bound by Fazakerley Sindep of Liverpool in older 3/4 polished blue calf; gilt-decorated spine with red label; marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Dublin: James McGlashan, 1847. First edition. Spine is lightly faded and rubbed at extremities; previous owner's bookplate, still a very good(+) copy of this rather scarce book. Published anonymously, this is an early book by Le Fanu, who.....
Franklin Center: Franklin, 1982. Illustrated by David J. Passalacqua. 179 pages, slim 8vo, gilt stamped brown leather, all edges gilt, dark blue silk moire endpapers. Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1977. A fine copy aside for tiny scuffs on spine bands. 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature series.