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Featured Rare Books
First EditionBuy Now
Slight lean to spine with creasing down length. Light rubbing to bottom margin of front wrapper near spin. Minute stain to bottom edge of rear wrapper slightly affecting textblock. Additional stain to textblock. Impressions to slightly edgeworn d.j. Light stain to d.j. verso at rear joint. Minor fading to red text on d.j. spine. Contents clean.
First British edition with 4 original lithographsBuy Now
Light staining to fore-edges of several leaves. Minor rubbing, light bubbling to cloth. Some darkening, a little rubbing to spine. Fading and rubbing to slipcase, wear with splitting to edges.
First Edition in EnglishBuy Now
1st edition in English. Bumping to spine ends and forecorners of somewhat rubbed boards. Light glue residue to rear joint. Toning to leaves and text block. Mild wear and minor bumping to margins of somewhat rubbed dust jacket with some fading to spine. Small closed tear to lower margin of spine of d.j.
Limited to 25 CopiesBuy Now
One of 25 copies issued to secure copyright. Staple bound. Lightest of toning to wrappers and leaves. Contents clean. Miniscule spot of darkening to front wrapper near spine. NF in wrappers.
1801 Jarvis EditionBuy Now
4 Volumes. 8vo. Full leather, nicely rebacked. Slight edgewear to lightly rubbed boards and spine ends with mild bumping to forecorners of set. Toning, foxing, and some wrinkling to leaves with previous owner's bookplates adhered to front paste down of each volume. Glue remnants to rear paste down of volumes 2 and 3. Presents nicely. VG.
Limited Signed EditionBuy Now
limited to 325 copies, signed by Thomas Edison and by the author. Bound in dark blue buckram with no spine titles. A couple of small stains and blemishes to covers of vol.2, with small stain to fore-edge of textblock. Foxing to endpapers and top edge of textblock on both volumes; toning and occasional foxing to leaves throughout. Small Sydney bookseller's ticket to lower front paste-down of both volumes.
First Edition, with Signed Bookplate & PhotoBuy Now
1st edition. Bookplate SIGNED by Clarke and SIGNED photograph of Clarke laid in. Light shelfwear to slightly toned edges of boards. Gentle bumping to spine ends. Some toning to leaves. Gift inscription inked to verso of f.f.e.p. Previous owner's name inked to half title. Some edgewear to toned and rubbed dust jacket. Three small closed tears to upper margin of front panel of d.j. Previous owner's selling price inked to front flap of d.j.
Limited First EditionBuy Now
(Milan). (Guccio Gucci). (2016). 8vo. LIMITED 1st EDITION. This copy unnumbered. Including bag, folded poster in back of book, and photo inserted into front board. Slight bumping to tail of spine and upper forecorners with mild rubbing to boards. VG/VG.
Inscribed by the AuthorBuy Now
Inscribed by Hubert [de Givenchy]. Mild toning to leaves. Lean to spine, light rubbing to head and tail, with small break to paper at tail. Some wear to edges of d.j., mostly at spine ends; light narrow dampstain to head apparent at verso.
Meet Strand’s Rare Book Experts
Tony W. - Rare Manager
Vasilis T. - Rare Manager
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