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A Voyage Round the World, in His Britannic Majesty's Sloop, Resolution, Commanded By Capt. James Cook, During the Years 1772,3,4, and 5.

Two Volumes

Book Description: London, 1777. Half Leather.

Book Condition: Very Good. George Forster member of the Royal Academy of Madrid, and Society for promoting Natural Knowledge at Berlin. Printed for B. White, Fleet-Street; J. Robson, Bond-Street; P. Elmsly, Strand; and G. Robinson, Pater-noster Row.

Two handsome volumes with leather spine with raised bands, six compartments and leather spine labels. Marbled boards. pp.602 plus errata and 607 and large foldout map. Some occasional foxing throughout both volumes. Some edge wear and rubbing to the leather on the corner tips. The hinge on volume is tender but definitely holding, a slight split in the leather at the lower front of hinge. Overall an extremely handsome set of an important work.

Bookseller Inventory # 501890


Inventory # 501890



An Odd Bestiary. Or a Compendium of Instructive and Entertaining Descriptions of Animals, Culled from Five Centuries of Travelers' Accounts, Natural Histories, Zoologies, Etc.

By Authors Famous and Obscure.

Book Description: Cheloniidae Press, Easthampton, Massachusetts, 1982. Box, Full Leather.

Book Condition: Pristine. Alan Robinson (illustrator). Limited/Numbered. Artist's Proof, Copy II. A unique publication separate from the other editions of this title. Full leather, blind stamped. Special presentation copy from Alan Robinson for Joel Ginsburg. Arranged as an Abcedary. Illustrated with 26 initial linecuts and 26 woodengravings by Robinson with text compiled and annotated by Elizabeth Curtis.

Bound in red Moroccan goat over natural lines sides by Gray Parrot. Full leather. The extra suite of 26 engravings have initial letters (A-Z) all in quarter Moroccan goat drop back box. A unique piece. Signed by Artist. Private Press, Artist's Proof.

Bookseller Inventory # 004802



Inventory # 004802


The Pendleton Collection

Lockwood, Luke Vincent

Book Description: The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, 1904. Full Leather. Book Condition: Good Plus to Very Good. Limited. Number 124 of 160 copies of which only 150 were available for distribution. Signed by Stephen O. Metcalf. Printed on Japan Vellum at the Literary Press. Beautiful photographs of antiques and furnishings from the Pendleton Collection.

Gilt decorated leather, top edge gilt, gilt decorated leather inside front and back covers and satin endpapers. Raised bands on spine, six compartments. Some wear to edges, corners bumped and worn through in places. The boards were professionally reattached at some point and the lower edge of spine repaired. The interior is very good. Overall a very scarce item and a great antique reference piece.

Bookseller Inventory # 502373



Inventory # 502373


The Jumping Frog. Artist's Proof D

Twain, Mark

Book Description: Cheloniidae Press, Easthampton, Massachusetts, 1985. Full Cloth Case. Book Condition: Pristine. Alan Robinson (illustrator). Limited/Numbered. 22 x 14 Cm. Artist's Proof D. State Proof Edition. With an afterword, The Private Printing of "The Jumping Frog" Story by Samuel Clemens. Daniel Kelm designed the binding of four leather onlay frogs. With 15 wood engravings by Robinson.

Originally published in 1865, it was translated into French in 1872 and retranslated back into English by Twain in 1882. This edition includes all three stories as well as an 1894 article by Clemens on the story's history. Printed on T.H. Saunders paper in Centaur and Arrighi with the assistance of Arthur Larson, hand-sewn into paper wrappers by Claudia Cohen. Full tan leather with leather on-lay frog. Prints and state proofs of etching and working proofs of wood engravings with a drawing in a chemise with full cloth case. Very limited number of Artist's Proof editions. Signed by Artist. Private Press.

Bookseller Inventory # 001593


Inventory # 001593



The Butterflies of the Eastern United States and Canada with Special Reference to New England. Three Volumes.

Scudder, Samuel Hubbard

Book Description: Privately Printed, Cambridge, 1889. Half-Leather. Book Condition: Good. Half leather and cloth on board.

Volume I. Introduction, Nymphalidae. Color frontispiece. Some shelf wear and rubbing to edges, a small splash of paint on spine, some light spotting/discoloration on fore-edge. Owner's name on an endpaper and on title page of all three volumes.

Volume II. Lycaenidae, Papilionidae, Hesperidae. Foldout map. Some shelf wear and rubbing. Book block detached from covers and spine.

Volume III. Appendix, Plates. Three maps in color. Book block of this volume is also detached from the spine. (I believe that both volumes can be easily repaired.) Some rubbing and shelf wear to book. Interior good plus on all three volumes. An important and desirable set for a natural history collection.

Bookseller Inventory # 015451


Inventory # 015451



The Narrative of Robert Adams, a Sailor, Who Was Wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Year 1810, Was Detained Three Years in Slavery By the Arabs of the Great Desert, and Resided Several Months in the city of Tombuctoo with Map, Notes, Appendix

Adams, Robert

Book Description: John Murray, London, 1816. Half Leather.

Book Condition: Good Plus. Half leather with marbled boards, gilt decoration on the spine and leather spine label. Rubbing to the spine and the fore-edges with the leather worn through to board. Rubbing to the marbled boards with some paper lacking on the edges otherwise good plus.

Interior very good with a foldout map and only occasional foxing. Owner's bookplate inside front cover with some transfer to front free endpaper.

Bookseller Inventory # 501453


Inventory # 501453





Allison B. Goodsell, Rare Books

Kingston Hill Book Store

2528 Kingstown Road, Route 138

Kingston, RI  02881


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