Mechanick Exercises on the Whole Art of Printing

Page edges show some mild soil, but inside is clean and bright. Dust jacket has slight foxing, a few small chips and some light wear, price-clipped. 6.5"x10" with 480 indexed pages, illustrated throughout with 33 plates, one large fold-out at rear. First published in 1683, Moxon provides descriptions of the printing methods of the era. Reproduced with a biography of Moxon, index, notes, and additional illustrations. 

  • Mechanick Exercises on the Whole Art of Printing
  • Joseph Moxon
  • Oxford University Press, 1958

The Mislaid Charm

This humorous fantasy novel concerns Henry Pickett, a traveling salesman, and his adventures after he acquires a magical charm belonging to gnomes. First appeared in the magazine Unknown in February 1941. Book is in very good condition with light wear and some tanning to the pages; jacket shows edgewear, soil and foxing, chipping and some fading. Black-and-white illustrations by Herschel Levit. 92 pages; approx. 6"x9".

  • Alexander M. Phillips
  • Herschel Levit, illustrator
  • The Prime Press, 1947

Lalla Rookh

This antique hardcover book is bound in decorative white boards. Spine and cover feature a blue background with silver and pink decorations. Spine is worn; covers have soil; owner's stamp on front inner board, inner pages lightly browned, edgewear and soil. Illustrated with black-and-white plates, including frontispiece. No date of publicatoin; presumed ca. 1890s. 327 pages, including notes; approx. 4"x6".

  • Thomas Moore
  • H.M. Caldwell Co.

Death Rides With Venus

This book has a yellow hard cover with black lettering on the front and spine. Heavy wear to spine; inner pages browned, top spine end is heavily chipped and worn, edgewear, cover soil, light foxing. This unusual title looks frankly at the realities of sexually transmitted diseases: contraction, symptoms, treatment, urban legends, and more. 157 pages; approx. 5"x8".

  • Arthur C. Palm
  • The Greystone Press, 1937

Torrid Affair

This scarce title has features a color illustrated jacket, which shows mild foxing at edges of front cover, and on spine. Cover illustration is brightly colored; a few small marks. Edgewear. Book itself is mostly clean and tight, slightly browned pages. 256 pages; approx. 5"x8". Lexington Press "Lion Edition" from Phoenix Press. World War II romance of a not-so-fake diamond ring.

  • John Saxon
  • Lexington Press / Phoenix Press, 1944
  • First edition


This antique hardcover book has a worn cloth cover with bright gilt lettering. Inner pages browned; pencil notes. Owner's name on front endpaper, damage and soil to lower spine. Text is in Greek, with English notes. Notes are by Herman Wadsworth Hayley. 178 pages, including glossary; approx. 6"x8".

  • Euripides
  • Herman Wadsworth Hayley, editor
  • Ginn & Co., 1898

The Tales and Novels of Jean De La Fontaine

This vintage hardcover two-volume set is bound in black cloth boards, with gilt lettering on the front and spine. Spines have gilt lily-of-the-valley emblems, and the slogan "Salon Edition" printed at the bottom. Soil and some spotting to covers; endpapers slightly browned; light edgewear. Bindings tight. These privately printed translations of de la Fontaine's work include frontispiece portraits of the French fabulist. Each volume is approx. 250 pages, 6"x9".

  • Jean De la Fontaine
  • Privately Printed, New York, 1929

Lotus Blossom

This book has a blue dj with black lettering and a pink illustration of a lotus blossom on the front and spine. Dj is edgeworn, price-clipped, with rubbing, wear, and soil; book has mild wear, dust spots at page edges, but inner pages are clean. A historical novel about the Empress Dowager of China. 362 pages; approx. 5"x8".

  • George Lancing
  • Lee Furman Inc., 1939
  • First edition