Old Editions Book Shop and Gallery
Ronald Cozzi, ABAA/ILAB
North Tonawanda, NY, USA
Old Editions Book Shop & Gallery of North Tonawanda, New York has been a stalwart of rare books in the Western New York region for over 4 decades. Owner and proprietor Ronald Cozzi is a longtime member of the ABAA & ILAB, and specializes in all varieties of the printed word. Old Editions features a massive selection historical documents, fine bindings, first editions, prints, and art work. Contact us at 716-842-1734, or email us at email@example.com.
1. “Histoire de La Révolution Française,” by M. A. Thiers. Paris: Furne Et Cie, Libraires-Éditeurs, 1861
Item Price: $399.95 (US)
Item Description: “Histoire de La Révolution Française,” by M. A. Thiers. Paris: Furne Et Cie, Libraires-Éditeurs, 1861.
Complete French Language Edition, 10th Edition, 10 Volume Set, 8vo (approx. 5.5 x 8.5/14 x 22cm), Housed in a Fine Black Half-Leather Binding over Marble Boards, 4 Raised Bands with Gilt Decorated Compartments, Gilt Title & Author, Marble Endpapers. V1: 395pp.; V2: 479pp.; V3: 399pp.; V4:414pp.; V5: 419pp.; V6: 399pp.; V7: 391pp.; V8: 437pp.; V9: 427pp.; V10: 452pp. with Fold Map.
Set is in Very Good+ condition, with strong spines showing no cracking or splitting, strong hinges showing no separation or starting, and no loose or missing pages, annotations or mold. Outer covers show some general rubbing and edge-wear: light bumping and rubbing to the corners and edges. Light rubbing to the end-caps at the foot and crown of spine, but no loss or tearing. Light foxing throughout.
2. “Fables de La Fontaine avec Les Dessins de Gustave Dore.” Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1868
Item Price: $499.95 (US)
Item Description: 1868, Original French Language Edition, Large Illustrated Folio (11.25 x 2.5 x 15/ 29 x 7 x 38cm) in a Three-Quarter Green Leather binding over marbled boards, 5 raised bands with gilt tooled compartments, marble end-papers, all edges gilt. [lx], 864pp. with 84 in-text and full page Illustrations by Dore.
Some general rubbing and edge-wear. Light-fading to the front board, slight lean on the spine, but no compromising to the integrity. Some general rubbing and edge-wear. Original owner’s dated inscription on the front fly-leaf.
3. Biblia Sacra 1552 w 216 Holbein & Regnault Woodcuts Guillard & Desboys 2nd Ed
Item Price: $14,999.95 (US)
Item Description: “Biblia Sacra iuxta vulgata[m] quam dicunt editionem : a mendis quibus innumeris partim scribarum incuria, partim sciolorum audacia scatebat, summa cura paríque fide repurgata / atque ad priscorum probatissimorúmque exemplariorum normam, adhibita interdum fontium autoritate Ioannis Benedicti Parisiensis theologi industria restituta, annorúmque à mundo creato ad Christum vsque natum supputatione illustrata ; adiecta est in fine Hebraicarum, Graecarum, caeterarúmque peregrinarum vocum cum illarum varia à nostra prolatione interpretatio ; quin & sententiarum insignium copiosum iuxtà ac accuratè collectum indicem suppegimus ; duo postremò indices etiamnum accessêre, quorum prior quae in scholiis notatu dignissima occurrêre, alter verò insignium locorum nomina colligit ; quae legenti signa passim occurrent, epistola nuncupatoria 2. pag. manifestabit.”
, 964, 260,  pages : illustrations ; 27 cm (4to)
2nd print by Guillard & Desboys, Large Quarto (approx 8 x 3.75 x 10.25), xiv, 1400+ pp. with Hebrew, Greek, and Latin Index, separate Index for the New Testament, and 216 In-Text Woodcut Illustrations (92 Old Testament by Hans Holbein, and 124 New Testament by Regnault and le Febre), 6 pages of handwritten manuscript in a contemporary ink within the blank pages of the front-matter. In Early Calf-Skin Leather Binding, 5 Raised Bands with Gilt Decorated Compartments and Title. Leather shows its age with pitting, rubbing, and flaking, but has been professionally re-hydrated. Hinge of the front board is separated, but the boards are firmly attached and are not compromised. Spine is strong with no splitting or cracking.
4. “Canada Department of Mines Guide Books,” Books 1-5 (6 Volumes). Ottawa: Government Printing Bureau, 1913.
Item Price: $149.95
Item Description: 6 Volumes, small 8vos (approximately 5.5 x 8.25: 21cm), English Language, in Good to Very Good condition, with all rear matter present. 5 of the 6 volumes have been repacked in Black Book Tape. Chipping to the corners and edges, all pages present with no loose or missing pages. Covers are attached, though separated from the spine and should be handled with care. Numerous Maps, Photographic Illustrations, Charts, and Bird’s Eye views throughout.
Guide Book I No. 1, V1 & V2: “Excursion in Eastern Quebec and the Maritime Provinces; Parts I and II.” V1: 207pp. w 14 Maps, 13 Full_page Illustrations, 2 Fold-Out Illustrations, and Rear Folder Containing 3 Additional Maps. V2: 196pp. w 11 Maps, 2 Full-Page Plates, and Rear Folder containing 4 Additional Maps.
Guide Book No. 2, V3: “Excursions in the Eastern Townships of Quebec and the Eastern Part of Ontario,” 142pp. w 10 Maps, 15 Full-Page Plates, and Rear Folder with 1 Additional Map.
Guide Book No. 3, V4: “Excursions in the Neighborhood of Montreal and Ottawa,” 162pp. w 8 Maps, 12 Full-Page Plates, 2 Fold-Out Plates, and Rear Folder containing 5 Additional Maps.
Guide Book No. 4, V5: “Excursions in Southeastern Ontario,” 142pp. w 4 Maps, 11 Full-Page Plates, and Rear Folder containing 2 Additional Maps.
Guide Book No. 5, V6: “Excursions in the Western Peninsula of Ontario and Manitoulin Island,” 108pp. w 3 Maps, 9 Full-Page Plates, and Rear Folder containing 3 Additional Maps.
5. Louis Wain SIGNED Original Ink Drawing Kittens Tea Time w Gallery Marks Framed
Item Price: $2399.95 (US)
Item Description: Signed Original Ink Drawing by Louis Wain, 9.5 x 7.5, matted and housed in a 14 x 17 frame. Signed in the bottom right corner. Mild yellowing to the drawing paper from acidification or previous light exposure, but the glass has been recently replaced with UV filtering glass. Several Gallery markings on on the back panel, but no gallery name.
6. “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Fine Binding Limited Edition (25/50) Facsimile of the 1782 1st Edition
Item Price: $249.95 (US)
Item Description: “Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Texte Établi D’Après L’Edition Originale avec Préface et Bibliographie par René de Planhol,” by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Paris: Éditions Bossard, 1925.
Orange Half-Leather Binding over Marble Boards, 4 Raised Bands with Green/Black Labels. Matching set, with both volumes numbered 25/50.
Complete in 2 Volumes, Limited Edition 25/50 Facsimile copies of the 1782 1st Edition, French Language, 8vo (approximately 6 x 8.5: 21cm), V1: [xxxii] 252pp. [ii], 2 engraved Frontispiece (same image repeated). V2: 268pp. [ii], Engraved Frontispiece (same image repeated).
7. L’Heptaméron Marguerite de Navarre Hand-Numbered No. 99 of 260, French Language Facsimile of the 1559 Edition
Item Price: $199.95 (US)
Item Description: “L’Heptaméron Des Nouvelles Réimprimé par Les Soins de D. Jouaust avec une Notice, des Notes et un Glossaire par Paul Lacroix, Conservateur de la Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal” by Marguerite de Navarre. Paris: Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1879.
Complete in 2 Volumes, Limited Edition, Hand-Numbered No. 99 of 260, French Language Facsimile of the 1559 Edition, Large 4to (approximately 7 x 10.25: 2.5cm), Brown Half-Leather Fine Binding over Marble Boards, 5 Raised Bands with Gilt Decorated Compartments, Gilt Title and Author, Decorative Endpapers with Original Covers bound in. V1: [xxxvi] 390pp. [i]; V2: 345pp. [i].
8. La Vénus aux Fourrures Sacher-Masoch Suzanne Ballivet Illustrations
Item Price: $499.95 (US)
Item Description: “La Vénus aux Fourrures, Illustrations en Couleurs de Suzanne Ballivet,” by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. Paris: Maurice Gonon, Editeur, 1954. New French Language Translation by André Desmond, Introduction by Christian Megret.
Limited Edition No. 403 of 992, 4to, (approx. 8 x 10.25: 26cm), 198pp. [i], with 12 color plates by Suzane Ballivet. Unbound Signatures housed in Original Paper Card Wrap within a Black Velveteen Slip Cover and Accompanying Slip Case. Exterior slipcase rubbed at the extremities, inner slipcover with a hint of rubbing at the spine edges, contents clean.
9. Une Aventure D’Amour a Venise Casanova de Seingalt Gerda Wegener 2 Vols Fine Binding The Danish Girl
Item Price: $1499.95 (US)
Item Description: “Une Aventure D’Amour a Venise, Édition Illustrée D’Aquarelles Originales de Gerda Wegener, Gravées Sur Bois Par G. Aubert et a L’Eau-Forte en Couleurs par André Lambert” by Casanova de Seingalt. Paris: Le Livre du Bibliophile, Gorges Briffaut, Éditeur, 1927.
1927, 2 Vols (Complete), Limited Edition No. 395 of 500 (Four Hundred Fourteen Copies On Arches Vellum Containing A Series Of Numbered Color Etchings), Housed in a Red Half-Leather Fine-Binding over Marble Boards, Top Edge Gilt. V1: [xiv] 55pp. with 6 Illustrated Plates; V2: (Continuously Paginated) 107pp. [ii] with 2 Illustrated Plates.
Light rubbing wear to the corners and edges, otherwise exceptionally clean.
Gerda Wegener (1885-1940): “was a Danish artist and prominent exponent of the Art Deco movement. Her paintings and work of lesbian erotica were viewed as too controversial for her native Denmark and she spent the majority of her artistic life in the Parisian art scene. She was known for her decadent and decorative style and a pioneering reconsideration of the female gaze in portraiture. In 1925 Wegener represented France at the world exhibition in Paris where she was awarded two gold and one bronze medals…Wegener was married to Lili Elbe (previously known as Einar Wegener) who often posed as the model for the artist’s erotic works and was one of the first documented recipients of a gender reassignment surgery. Their relationship was the subject of the 2016 film, The Danish Girl.”
10. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll John Tenniel Bayntun Fine-Binding The Medici Society LD., 1914
Item Price: $1249.95 (US)
Item Description: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, with Illustrations by John Tenniel.” London: Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to The Medici Society LD., 1914.
1914, Hand-Numbered Limited Edition (#189/1000), Printed in Riccardi Fount on Riccardi Handmade Paper, Housed in a Signed Bayntun Fine-Binding: Orange/Red Half-Leather Binding over Orange Cloth, 5 Raised Bands with Pictorial Gilt Decorated Compartments, Title and Author, Top Edge Gilt, Decorative Endpapers. 8vo (approximately 6.5 x 9: 23cm), Frontispiece [xii] 131pp. [ii] with 41 In-Text Illustrations by Tenniel.
Some sunning to the top edge of the cloth, minor rubbing to the outer boards. All in All very clean.
11. The Great Northern Route, American Lines: The Ontario and St. Lawrence Steamboat Company’s Hand-Book for Travelers 1852
Item Price: $199.95 (US)
Item Description: “The Great Northern Route, American Lines: The Ontario and St. Lawrence Steamboat Company’s Hand-Book for Travelers to Niagara Falls, Montreal and Quebec, and through Lake Champlain to Saratoga Springs, Illustrated with Maps and Numerous Engravings from Original Sketches.” Buffalo: Jewett, Thomas & Co., 1852.
1st Edition, Large 12mo (approximately 5 x 7.25: 19cm), 158pp. with Fold-Out Map (see Image 3), 20 Full Page Plates plus Frontispiece, 20 In-Text Illustrations, and Table of Distances. Publisher’s Pictorial Grey Cloth with Gilt Title and Blind Borders, Gilt Spine with Title. Map Measures 11.25 x 8.
In Very Good+ condition, with a strong spine showing no cracking or splitting, strong hinges showing no separation or starting, and no loose or missing pages, annotations, foxing or mold. Outer cloth shows noticeable rubbing and handling wear, which is not unusual as these guides were items for use and often kept in pockets during travel. Bumping and rubbing to the corners and edges, particularly to the front board, wear to the cloth at the foot and crown of spine, but no loss or tearing.
12. Human Understanding John Locke 1894 Complete in 2 Vols John Bumpus Fine Binding
Item Price: $299.95 (US)
Item Description: “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding,” by John Locke, Collated and Annotated, with Prolegomena, Biographical, Critical, and Historical by Alexander Campbell Fraser. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1894.
2 Volume, 8vo (5.75 x 8.75), Signed Fine Binding by John Bumpus (see Image 4), 3/4 Fine Blue-Leather binding over Marble Boards with Matching End-Papers, 5 Raised Bands with Gilt Title and Author, All Edges Gilt. Vol I: [cxl] 535pp. with Frontispiece; Vol II: 495pp w index.
Some general rubbing and age wear with light rubbing to the corners and edges. Two former owner’s bookplates on the front paste-down of each volume.
13. Recollections of Lord Byron 1st Ed 2Vol 1869 Fine Binding Extra Illustrated Root & Son
Item Price: $1249.95 (US)
Item Description: “My Recollections of Lord Byron; and Those of Eye-Witnesses of His Life,” by the Countess Guiccioli. 1st Edition, 1869, Extra Illustrated.
2 Volume, Large Octavo (6.25 x 2 x 9), Extra-Illustrated, Blue Full-Leather binding with gilt decorated covers, 5 Raised Bands with gilt decorated compartments, title, author, and printing year, with interior and exterior dentelles, marbled end-papers, ribbon page markers, 50 full-page etchings and illustrations, with slipcase. 1st Printing, Signed Root & Son Binding. Quite possibly the finest example of these volumes available.
Spine shows minor rubbing and handling wear, but no cracking or splitting. Slipcase shows general rubbing and edge-wear. Original owners bookplate affixed to the front covers.
14. La Bulle-Clock Horlogerie Électrique Henry L Belmont 1975 1st Ed Scarce French
Item Price: $124.95
Item Description: “La Bulle-Clock Horlogerie Électrique: Ses créateurs, Son historie, Brevets fabrication réparation, Addenda pour techniciens et collectionneurs,” par Henry L. Belmont. Besançon: Millot & Co., 1975.
1975, 1st Edition, Illustrated Softcover Book in the original French, 4to (approximately 8.75 x 11: 28cm), 156pp. Heavily Illustrated with Facsimile Manuscripts.
Outer covers show some general rubbing and edge-wear: slight tanning to the edges of the outer covers. Inner pages are clean.
15. Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1st English Translation
Item Price: $179.95 (US)
Item Description: “Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics,” by Ludwig Wittgenstein, edited by G. H. von Wright, R. Rhees & G. E. M. Anscombe, Translated by G. E. M. Anscombe. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1956.
1st Edition, Printed in English & German (see Image, Hardcover Book with Unclipped Dust Jacket, Large 8vo (approximately 6 x 9: 23cm), [xx] 204pp with Index. Publisher’s Original Blue Cloth.
Dust Jacket shows some corner and edge-wear: closed tear on the upper left corner of front cover, missing chip near the top edge of the DJ that wraps around to the rear, missing chip left of center of the rear cover. Crown of Spine of cloth cover shows some sunning corresponding with the missing chip from the DJ. Dust Jacket has been placed in a removable Mylar cover.