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The Annotated Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

NO writing, No torn pages, all aspects of the book look like it was firstprinted yesterday. What makes this copy unique is a publishing error. Pages 85-100 were published upside down....

From Alicia Joel

$25,000.00


A List of Various Editions of the Bible, and Parts thereof, in English. From the Year 1526 to 1776. by [Ducarel, Andrew Coltee; Joseph Ames, et al]

London: No imprint, 1778.. Tall 8vo. [2] 73 pp. [1] pp. Printed rectos only. Original marbled wrappers. This is the second, greatly enlarged edition by Ducarel after the original 1777 list printed by William Bowyer and compiled by Joseph Ames. This book w...

From Thomas Dorn ABAA

$6,000.00


Jaridat al Ahram, Tarikh Misr fi khamsin wa sab'ina sana (al- Ahram news paper, history of Egypt in 75 years), dedication copy to Ahmad Naguib al- Hilaly Pasha, the last Egyptian prime minister during the royal dynasty (prime minister of the 18 hours) by Dr. Ibrahim 'Abduh

Cairo: al- Ma'arif press, 1951 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Inscribed by the author to Ahmad Naguib al- Hilali Pasha and dated 1- June 1951. 552 p. Arabic text including many full page photograph...

From Archive

$4,000.00


Bibliomania, or, Book-madness: containing some account of the history, symptoms, and cure of this fatal disease by DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall

1864 Bibliomania Book Madness Dibdin Rare Book Collecting EXQUISITE Fine Binding 'Bibliomania' is an early 19th-century book by Thomas Frognall Dibdin written in the form of dialogues from fictional book lovers. First published in 1809, 'Bibliomania' or '...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$1,500.00


[A Collection of 29 Specially Bound and Interleaved Catalogues] by Sims, George F

Peacocks, Hurst, Berkshire, 1974. 29 volumes (plus two duplicates). Octavo. Sewn cloth-tape backed pictorial or typographic boards. Some dusting or rubbing to boards, binder's tape yellowed at inner hinges of some early numbers, but a good lot. A broad c...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$1,250.00


Harpel's Typograph or Book of Specimens by Harpel, Oscar H

Cincinnati: Published and Printed by the Author, 1870. First Edition. Boards. Good. Octavo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2) 252 pages + "Advertisers' Addenda" with color printed advertisements for some of the companies that supplied material for making the book. There ar...

From Caravan Book Store

$1,250.00


An Introduction to the Knowledge of Rare and Valuable Editions of the Greek and Latin Classics; including the Scriptores de re Rustica, Greek Romances, and Lexicons and Grammars: to which is added a complete Index Analyticus:..... by Dibdin, Thomas Frognall

Holborn Hill, Oxford, and Cambridge : Printed for W, Dwyer, Hanwell and Parker, Cooke, Deighton, and Barrett, 1804. Second Edition, Enlarged and Corrected , 1804, bound in contemporary full vellum, red leather labels with gilt lettering and rules at spin...

From Dale Steffey Books

$1,000.00


A catalogue of the library of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. by Harvard University

Cambridge: E.W. Metcalf & Co., 1830–31. 8vo (24.8 cm, 9.8"). 4 vols. I: xvii, [3], 490 pp. II: [2], [491]–952, [2] pp. III: xii, 233, [1] pp. IV: viii, 224 pp. First of the 19th-century catalogues of Harvard's holdings, here => u...

From Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M)

$1,000.00


The Colophon; A Book Collectors' Quarterly Part Five, 1931 by Elmer Adler, Burton Emmett, and John T. Winterich, Editors: David B. Milne

New York: The Colophon , 1931. Near Fine, a bit of toning to boards, spine evenly browned, lacking the dust jacket, with a Fine SIGNED BY ARTIST David B. Milne print titled "Hilltop: A Drypoint in Two Colors", printed by the artist at Palgrave,...

From Dale Steffey Books

$950.00


SLIGHTLY FOXED - BUT STILL DESIRABLE. Ronald Searle's wicked world of book collecting by SEARLE. RONALD

Souvenir Press. London. 1989. SIGNED, LIMITED FIRST EDITION. 4to. (12.1 x 8.8 inches). One of only 150 copies, numbered and signed by Searle. Fully illustrated throughout with sixty full page colour plates by Searle, each with a humorous book related tit...

From Paul Foster Books

£600.00


The bibliographer's manual of English literature : containing an account of rare, curious, and useful books, published in or relating to Great Britain and Ireland, from the invention of printing ; with bibliographical and critical notices, collations of the rarer articles, and the prices at which they have been sold in the present century by LOWNDES, William Thomas

1834 1ed Lowndes Bibliographer's Manual English Literature FAMOUS Bibliography William Lowndes, a 19th-century English bibliographer, wrote what is considered one of the most important and best systematic bibliographies ever published. 'The Bibliographer...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$750.00


THE ALL-EMBRACING DOCTOR FRANKLIN by Rosenbach, A. S. W

Philadelphia: Privately Printed, 1932. 45,[3]pp. Large octavo. Half morocco and cloth over boards, t.e.g.. Portrait. Crown and toe of spine rubbed, otherwise fine. First edition. One of 198 numbered copies for private distribution. An essay in large part...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$750.00


A Bibliographical Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany; Second Edition ( Three Volumes ) by Dibdin, Thomas Frognall

London: Robert Jennings & John Major, 1829. Printed by William Nicol, at the Shakespeare Press. Finely bound in late 19th century full polished calf, backs ornately tooled in gilt with red morocco title labels and black morocco volume labels with gi...

From Dale Steffey Books

$700.00


ROGER PAYNE ENGLISH BOOKBINDER OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY by Davenport, Cyril

Chicago: Caxton Club. Very Good. 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited edition of 250 (1st. Ed). (xx) + 81pp. Illustrated with small margin drawings, and 30 pages of color & b/w plates plus 3 pages of Payne's Handwriting. Printed for Caxton Cl...

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller

$600.00


A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland; with Lists of Their Works; by Walpole, Horatio, Earl of Orford

London: Printed for John Scott, 1806. Enlarged and Continued to the Present Time by Thomas Parks, F.S.A. Five volumes in contemporary black straight grain morocco, backs ornately tooled and lettered in gilt, covers with double gilt rules bordering an in...

From Dale Steffey Books

$600.00


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