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Fine in Near Fine jacket. Folio-over 12"-15" tall. 6th ptg. of this edition, reprinting the 1965 Horizon Press edition, which in turn reprinted in facsimile the original 1925 edition. Black 1/4 cloth, olive paper over boards. 165 pp., fully illus. Binding essentially as issued. Dust jacket shows several closed edge tears and slightly chipped top edge.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Scarce in DJ. Tan buckram. 375 pp., fully illus., some in color. Essentially as issued, slightly spotted natural linen. PGFS Vol. XXIII (1958/1959). A landmark study, remains the cornerstone of any fraktur reference collection. Scarce dust jacket lightly soiled, with modestly chipped edges.
Publisher: Pennsylvania German Society/The Free Library of Philadelphia, Breinigsville and Philadelphia, PA
Date published: 1976
Description: Fine in Not Issued jacket. Book. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Signed by Authors Deluxe edition, No. 151 of 500, printed on all-rag paper, specially bound in burgundy 1/4 cloth, patterned paper over boards, signed by designer Richard Ellis and compilers Weiser and Heaney. Complete in two volumes, oblong format, slipcased. Vol. 1: xxxiii pp. + 277 color illus., 300+ pp. total. Vol. 2: b&w illus. #s 278-1021, indices, 300+ pp. total. Laid in at rear of Vol. 1 is a color reproduction of a Taufschein by ... Read More
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Doubleday and Company, Garden City, NY
Date published: 1952
Description: Arthur Shilstone (dust jacket art) Very Good in Good jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author(s) Tan paper covered boards, lettered in blue. Several thin strips of dried and darkened tape residue cosmetically blemish an otherwise quite decently preserved copy. Chipped with small (approx. 1/4") V-shaped loss at head of spine. Endpapers show several small areas of tape residue; interior is otherwise clean. Taped to a front blank is a typed copy of H. H. Holmes' review of the novel as ... Read More
Binding: Decorative Cloth
Publisher: Macmillan, New York
Date published: 1902
Description: Near Fine. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Textured blue cloth, gilt design and lettering, deckled fore-edge, gilt top. Modestly rubbed extremities, minimal fraying at lower spine. Gilt decoration remains bright. 8th ptg. overall: Oct. 1902. Clean interior. Former owner signature on front flyleaf. Original illustrated edition of an influential autobiography by the documentarian and socially conscious photographer of "How the Other Half Lives." Notably well preserved copy. Read More
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Fort Orange Press/Brandow Printing Co., Albany, NY
Date published: 1900
Description: Good in Not Issued jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed joints and edges, with exposure at corners, slightly frayed extremities. A bit shaken, hinges starting though binding remains firm. Acceptable reference copy. 396 pp., illus. Interior somewhat toned but intact. Foldout map at p. 380 with a few creases, but intact. Read More
Binding: Original Wraps
Publisher: Vassar Brothers' Institute
Date published: 1911
Description: Very Good in N/A jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Records in Dutch and English. Preserved among the papers in the Office of the Clerk of Dutchess County, New York. Account book of Francis Filkin. Wear to edges, with minor chipping, slight areas of paper loss along bottom front edge, front fore-edge; approx. 1" strip lacking at lower binding extremity. Partially uncut. Original brown paper wraps. 122 pp. Read More
Publisher: I. S. Boyd, Concord, NH and Boston
Date published: 1841
Description: Fair-Good in N/A jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Full calf. This copy textually complete but with substantial (approx. 75%) loss to title page, prohibiting identification of edition. Binding copy, textually intact. Both boards loose but still attached, lacking spine panel. Quite rubbed; hinges reinforced with period cloth. Scattered foxing, mostly light, occasionally ranging to moderate. Acceptable interior. 420 pp. Howes W 356. Originally published 1841, more than 9 editions through 1859. Read More