Archive for the ‘First Editions’ Category

As you peruse the January New Arrivals, you might notice some interesting volumes. Here are a few rare books we recently acquired:

Drummond, William.  __Review of the Governments of Sparta and Athens__.  London: W. Bulmer & Co..  1794.  Library buckram.  282pp.  Ex-library, rebound in brown buckram. Foxing.  $352  [426239]



Hopkins, D.C..  __True Cause of All Contention, Strife, and Civil War in Christian Communities__.  New York: M.W. Dodd.  1862.  Hardcover, no dust jacket..  272pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, cocked spine. Foxing. Cloth edge-worn at spine.  $127  [426103]



.  __New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Translated out of the Latin Vulgate, Diligently Compared with the Original Greek, and First Published by the English College of Rheims, Anno 1582. With the Original Preface, Arguments and Tables, Marginal Notes, and Annotations. To Which Are Now Added, An Introductory Essay; and a Complete Topical and Textual Index.__.  New York: Jonathan Leavitt; Boston: Crocker and Brewster.  1834.  Full leather.  458pp.  8vo. Contents: Title, i; verso, Certificate of Copyright, dated 1833, John H. Turney’s Stereotype; Notice, Recoomendations and Certificate, pp. iii, iv; Introductory Address to Protestants, pp. 5-8; Preface, pp. 9-23; Intro. Remarks, pp. 24-26; Text: Matt. to Apocalypse, pp. 27-438; Appendix, 1 p.; Explication of Certain Words, 1 p.; Index, pp. 441-458. This edition accompanied by a certificate (p. iv) in these words: “We have compared this New-York edition of the Romish Testament and Annotations with the first publication of that volume, which was issued at Rheims in 1582; and after examination, we do hereby certify, that the present reprint is an exact and faithful copy of the original work, without abridgement or addition, except that the Latin of a few phrases which were translated by the annotators, and some unimportant expletive words were undesignedly omitted. The orthography also has been modernized.” Full leather, edge-worn. Foxing. Note: See Herbert #1803.  $500  [426105]


.  __Biblia Sacra Vulgatae Editionis Sicti V. Pont. Max. Kussu Recognita Atque Edita__.  Antverpiae: Ex Officina Plantiniana.  1664.  Full leather.  1055pp.  Ex-library. Full leather, edge-worn, cracked & peeling at spine. Closures/clasps removed. Foxing. Quarto.  $127  [423998]

Fellows, Charles.  __Journal Written During an Excursion in Asia Minor . . . 1838__.  London: John Murray.  1839.  Hardcover, no dust jacket..  347pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, cocked spine, cracked hinges. Cloth damp-stained. Corners bumped. Foxing. First edition, in original green cloth with gilt. All plates intact.  $500  [426108]
Falkener, Edward.  __Ephesus, and the Temple of Diana (First edition)__.  London: Day & Son.  1862.  Hardcover, no dust jacket..  346pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, cocked spine, some collations starting to come loose. Cloth torn at head of spine. 25 plates: 4 double-page, 2 plates on one leaf, fold-out map in back pocket torn along folds. One single-page plate loose but present. Several illustrations. Gilt edges. Foxing.  $300  [426106]
Thomson, Charles.  __Synopsis of the Four Evangelists: Or, A Regular History of the Conception, Birth, Doctrine, Miracles, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ, in the Words of the Evangelists__.  Philadelphia: Published for the Author, Wm. McCulloch, Printer.  1815.  Full leather.  200, 50pp.  Full leather, edge-worn. Front board nearly detached. A few first leaves starting to come loose. Foxing. Newspaper clipping pasted inside front cover. Association: Inscribed by author to George Bourne. Charles Thomson was a Patriot leader in Philadelphia during the American Revolution and the Secretary of the Continental Congress (1774-1789) throughout its existence. George Bourne (1780-1845) was a 19th-century American abolitionist and editor credited as the first public proclaimer of ‘immediate emancipation without compensation’ of American slaves.  $2500  [426237]

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Included in our New Arrivals Catalog this month, you will find a First Edition of Herman Melville’s Redburn: His First Voyage. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849.

Redburn Cover

Redburn Title

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We offer for sale this first edition of Mill’s System of Logic:

Mill, John Stuart.  System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive (2 vols.) 1st edition.  London: John W. Parker, West Strand.  1843.  Half leather.  580, 624pp.  First edition, in contemporary half-calf, marbled boards and end papers.  Ex-library, slight to moderate foxing, title page and preceding blank in first volume are torn and repaired with now-yellowed clear tape.  Slight foxing.  Otherwise, sound overall.  $900.00  [388467]

System of Logic, 1st Edition

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