First edition. The cloth and spine label near fine with only the barest wear and light offsetting near hinges; in a near fine, unchipped dust jacket with a tiny skinned area on front cover affecting the edge of the letters "R" and "G" in title. Extra spine label tipped in (at rear).
GOOD. First printing in Good condition. Dark brown cloth hardcover; gold lettering and design on spine; gold design on front cover; 311pp; 1932 copyright, 1932 on title page; "first edition" stated on copyright page. No dust jacket. Cloth cover worn through moderately to slightly on outer corners; slight wear on edges at top and bottom of spine; gold on spine has faded to brown; covers faded to medium/ligh brown due to sunlight striking around the cover of a smaller book. Name of prior owner in neat old ink on front free endpaper. Tight binding. Covers bow out very slightly; book slanted slightly to right. **We provide professional service and individual attention to your order, daily shipments, and sturdy packaging. FREE TRACKING WITHIN USA. OVERSEAS ORDERS-FREE UPGRADE TO PRIORITY ENVELOPE.
First edition. In this book Huxley predicts that Karl Marx's Proletariat become "a bourgeoisie with oily instead of inky fingers"; compares the first motion picture in which spoken dialogue is heard, "The Jazz Singer, " to a "brimming bowl of hog-wash"; and postulates that "monotheism has lost the value which circumstances once gave it. It lacks political utility, and to the individual it is a poison." Cloth covers a little soiled, thin crease (production error) along the back cover, and corners a little bumped, otherwise very good; in very good to near fine slightly soiled cream-colored dust jacket with only minor shelfwear and rear flap fold nicked at top.
Very Good in Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall 79 pages, 1st edition, light browning to part of endpapers at gutter fold, otherwise very good, dustjacket a bit aged with some browning and edge wear, has "1.50" price.
Near Fine/Fine in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Publisher's '1936' date on title page. A handsome first bound in publisher's blue pebbled cloth covers. Gilt horizontal bars on front and spine cover. Book has no wear or any defects. Dust Jacket is essentially complete and is not price clipped ($2.50. ) DJ is double clipped inside front flap. Some small pieces missing along the edges. Well worn edges. Closed tears along edges. Now protected in archival clear plastic cover. Otherwise a solid, tight, clean, complete first edition with very clean internals. An unusual bright copy! Now protected in mylar cover.
VG/VG. BOOK IS IN VERY NICE SHAPE BUT GILT DESIGN AND TITLES ON THE SPINE AND FRONT COVER ARE DULLED. D.J. IS WORN AT THE CORNERS WITH SHALLOW CHIPPING AT THE ENDS OF THE SUNNED AND FADED SPINE PANEL, A NUMBER OF SHORT EDGE TEARS, A SMALL HOLE ON THE FRONT SPINE EDGE, A SMALL HOLE ON THE REAR PANEL, AND PRICE-CLIPPED. A VERY NICE CLEAN AND TIGHT COPY AND A PRESENTABLE EXAMPLE OF THE VERY FRAGILE DUST WRAPPER.
Good. GOOD HARDCOVER IN A GOOD SLIPCASE, #217 of the 1st edition limited to 361 copies, SIGNED BY ALDOUS HUXLEY, engravings by ERIC GILL, light to moderate foxing to beige cloth and slipcase, top slipcase edge chipped, slipcase foredge small crack, pages clean, hinges tight, a nice copy of a scarce signed HUXLEY title.
ABOUT VERY GOOD. # 153 OF A 260 COPY SPECIAL EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. QUARTER BOUND WITH ROSE COLORED CLOTH SPINE AND MARBLED PAPER-COVERED BOARDS WITH TOP EDGE GILT. FORE-EDGE CORNERS ARE QUITE WORN WITH TOP FORE-EDGE CORNER BADLY BUMPED, SOME LIGHT RUBBING TO THE REAR BOARD AND FORE-EDGES WITH SPINE FADED AND SOME SUNNING AT THE EDGES. A FLAWED BUT STILL NICE COPY WITH GILT SPINE TITLES STILL FAIRLY BRIGHT.
Good. 48, p. plus p. publisher's advertisements. Original floral-patterned green wrapper. Old clear glassine jacket. 20cm. Edges and joints rubbed. Cover moderately browned. Name on endpapers which have darkened. "For Review" embossed on front cover.
Very Good. Literature Tan Full Parchment Paper boards with black Phoenix and black lettering on spine. # 312 of 525 limited edition. 889 pgs index. Some light soiling to to covers and foredge. A open tear across top edge of rear board, lacks slip case. ow/ nice copy of scarce first issue.
Very Good. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Signed, numbered limited edition of 214 copies, signed by Huxley, and hand-numbered (this being no. 198). Original maroon cloth-backed patterned paper boards, with gilt titles to spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Slight rubbing to tips and edges; corners lightly bumped and exposed. Inside front hinge just starting at bottom, but otherwise firm and neat. An attractively designed personal bookplate inside front cover. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked book. Very neat--a handsome volume. Index. viii, 312pp.
Roth, Sanford H. (photographer); 112 b/w Photographs (including portraits) Very Good in J Very Good- jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" Tall Short tear to lower jacket cover (top edge); few small nicks and chips, slight creases, rubbing and browning to jacket (chiefly at top edges); slight internal browning to edges. 19, , 112 pages. Individual and group portraits in significant Parisian locations; notable particularly for Roth's portrait studies of Jean Cocteau, Colette, Raoul Dufy, Paul Eluard, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, Maurice Utrillo, and others (including Huxley). Main text by Huxley (reprinted from Esquire magazine, December 1953); notes on the photographs by Beulah Roth. Eschelbach & Shober #28 (date is from this source; not dated in book). Printed in France. Well-preserved copy of a rare item.
1. pp. 340. Physical desc. : 340p.; 20cm. Subjects: Short stories, English. Contents: Uncle Spencer. --Little Mexican. --Hubert and Minnie. --Fard. --The portrait. --Young Archimedes. Near fine cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-torn (with some loss) and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. Minor foxing to dw.
Very Good+ in poor jacket. RARE IN JACKET! First edition, 1921, hardcover with blue cloth boards in dust jacket, octavo, 230pp., not illustrated. Book VG+ with mild edgewear to spine ends and corners, hint of soil, binding tight, text clean and unmarked. DJ poor with tear across bottom front panel, front flap detached, other open tears to edges, toning and mild soil, held together in protective mylar wrap.
Fair. First edition of this disturbingly existential and dystopian classic, this is a scarce and collectible book. This copy is missing it's Dust Jacket. Boards are generally a bit worn with some bumping to corners. Book has quite a strong lean. Contents are generally clean but lightly toned.
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