These ten French leather-bound books are in very nice condition and range from 8 1/2" tall to 11 1/4" tall.
London, ca. 1880 tan 3/4 leather and marbled boards with red and green spine labels. Extremities are rubbed and bumped and there is some chipping to the spine ends. These five leather-bound volumes are 8 3/4" tall.
Includes Queen's Necklace, Forty-Five Guardsmen, Joseph Balsamo, Countess De Charny, Chicot The Jester, Memoirs Of A Physician, Taking The Bastile and Chevalier De Maison Rouge. New York: A. L. Burt Publisher, ca. 1900 (No Date). Bound in 3/4 burgundy leather and marbled boards with gilt lettering on spines; extremities rubbed and bumped; some spine top chipping. 7 3/4" tall.
Copyright Edition, In Two Volumes. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1863. Includes 28 Albumen photos tipped in. Fully bound in vellum with gilt decorations on front and back covers as well as the spines; all fore-edges red. Interior quite clean; photos are very clean. Volume I is 328 pages; Volume II is 310 pages; 6 1/4" tall.
Retold From Chaucer & Others by F. J. Harvey Darton with Introduction by F. J. Furnivall and Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. London: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, Publishers, 1904. Hardcover has chipping at top and bottom of spine with rubbed corners. Interior pages are lightly toned with some staining and foxing but very readable overall. 8 1/4" tall.
Copyrighted 1893 by Mexican Central Railway Co., Limited. Engraved and Printed at Collins Press, Boston. Printed on cover: ' To Captain T. L. Rogers S. S. Esperanza From F. P. Hoeck and Chas. T. Rogers.' Hardcover hinges are torn but attached; spine is chipped at top and bottom. Interior pages are lightly toned with minor foxing but complete and very clean overall. 7 3/4" tall.
Translated from the French of Jouffroy by William H. Channing. Complete in Two Volumes; Boston: William H. Dennet, 1867. Hardcover spines have light chipping at top and bottom; lightly stained covers. Interiors are complete with light toning. 7 5/8" tall.
Einleitung Von Thomas Mann; Kurt Wolff Verlag / Munchen, 1927. Copiously illustrated volume in fair condition with toned and chipping hardcover. Hinges are loose but intact; interior lightly toned and nice overall. 6 1/8" tall.
Lettered and decorated by Sexton Wilkerson; The Stone Printing & Manufacturing Co. of Roanoke, VA, 1909. Bound in paper with a piece of string tied on the spine. Previous ownership signed in pen on first blank page; good overall condition with light shelf wear. 8 1/4" tall.
John Henry Clewell. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1902. Bound in original red cloth with gilt title on cover and spine. There is some wear to the extremities with a significant amount of silverfish damage to the exterior. The interior is illustrated throughout with photos, maps and drawings, which are lightly toned and foxed. Previous ownership is hand-written and stamped on the second free endpaper. 365 pages; 9" tall.
The original edition, complete and unabridged, with the life and adventures of the author, now first written by John Camdon Hotten. Eighty full-page illustrations drawn and colored after the originals by T. Rowlandson. London: John Camden Hotten, Picadily (1869). 354 pages plus 19 pages of "Very important new books...
Original Colored Aquatint Engraving from Views In The Himala Mountains. Plate XVIII, Engraved by R. Havell & Son. Published by Rodwell & Martin, Bond Street (London), March 1, 1820. Laid down on cardboard; a very attractive and clean image with some light soiling. There is also light window toning along the top of the image 1/2" within the border and along the bottom 1/2" outside the border line...
Original Colored Aquatint Engraving from Views In The Himala Mountains. Plate XII, Engraved by R. Havell & Son. Published by Rodwell & Martin, Bond Street (London), March 1, 1820. Laid down on cardboard; a very attractive and clean image with some light soiling. There is also light window toning along the right side and 1/2" below the print line border...
With Portraits, Complete in Two Volumes. First Editions; London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1896. Previous owner was author Henry James; boldly signed 'Henry James' on half-title page of Volume I. Bound in original medium blue cloth bindings with blind rulings on covers and gilt tooling on spines. Bumped with some rubbing at the extremities. Internally quite clean with many pages uncut/unopened. Each volume is 9" tall.
Complete in Three Volumes; Wake Forest College, Wake Forest, NC, 1935 & 1943. The previous owner's name has been stamped inside the two covers. Bound in dark navy cloth bindings with some bumped corners and spines but in nice condition overall. Volume I is 681 pages and 3 pages of sponsors, Volume II is 532 pages and Volume III is 539 pages. Each volume is 9 1/4" tall.
Third Edition, In Two Volumes; London, 1772. Includes 16 Hogarth plates and Vertue 1744 Portrait of Butler as Frontispiece. Bound in full calf leather with gilt-tooled covers and spines with five raised hubs and six gilt-decorated compartments, with one label on and one label off of Volume I. Volume I also has a cracked front hinge and a weak back hinge; Volume II's hinges are in good condition. There is chipping to the extremities and foxing to the plates and opposing pages...
Complete In Three Volumes. London: MacMillan and Co., 1903. Signed bindings by Zaehnsdorf; 3/4 brown morocco leather and lightly marbled boards with five raised hubs and six compartments on the spines with gilt ruling and lettering on each. The exterior has very light wear but does show signs of water staining. The interiors have staining on six of the portrait plates and there is foxing throughout. Volume I is 661 pages, Volume II is 666 pages and Volume III is 648 pages...
Complete in Three Volumes, Translated by H. T. Ryde. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1847. 3/4 dark brown morocco leather and green cloth boards with five raised hubs on the spine and six gilt-ruled and lettered compartments; top edges are gilt. There is some wear to the extremities and some chipping at the spine tops. The interiors are nice with some light toning and foxing. Volumes I and II are 520 pages; Volume III is 555 pages. Each volume is 7 1/4" tall.