james a banks, Signed
Book Description: Stephen Mooney, Martin, 1968. 56p., illustrations, soiled covers, small dampstain at edges of last few pages, signed by main contributor Matthews inscribed, slim paperback in cream printed wraps. Bookseller Inventory # 169951
Book Description: McClain Printing Company, Parsons, WV, 1983. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good+ binding. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good dust jacket. Signed & Personally Inscribed by Banks on title page. Octavo. Binding sound; no markings in text; dust jacket protected in a new mylar cover; digital images available upon request. Very Good+ binding / Very Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 260952
Book Description: Avon Camelot Book, Scranton, PA, U.S.A., 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Watling, James (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. SIGNED by the author - From the author of The Indian in the Cupboard comes this fourth sequel. With history, mystery, humor, adventure, and all the surprising twists readers expect of its master storyteller, The Key to the Indian may be the most exciting and poignant of the five-volume series so far. Readers are sure to be absorbed to the last word of its astonishing final pages. Black & White illustrations with decorated end papers. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 003746
Book Description: NY: Avon/Camelot, 1998, 1998. Hard Cover. FINE/No dust jacket, as Issued. FIRST EDITION. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 228 pages, gilt lettered boards. Omri and his family are caught up in several dangerous adventures as they learn more about the cupboard in Omri's room. Bookseller Inventory # 06732
Book Description: Camelot (Avon), New York, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Watling, James (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Banks on the half title page. 228pgs with illustrated endpapers, bound in gilt lettered blue paper boards with blind embossed key decoration. Without jacket as issued. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 003759
Bismya, or Lost City of Adab A Story of Adventure, of Exploration, and of Excavation Among the Ruins of the Oldest of the Buried Cities of Babylonia
Book Description: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1912. Cloth. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 455 pp. with 174 B&W illustrations and a picture of the author in Arab dress frontis. Text is clean and unmarked, text is tight but gutter is cracked in front. An account of the archeological discoveries at Bismya in the valley of Mesopotania by an expedition sponsored by the University of Chicago. With an inscription on the endpapers ".with compliments of the author and of Harwood Hamilton." Hamilton was a lawyer and scientist turned author who published "Cui Bono?", a very popular inspirational treatise in 1912. Also a book plate from the C-Bar-C Ranch on the free endpaper which is loose. Dark blue boards are bumped at corners and spine ends. Gold-stamping with ancient statue on cover is bright. Back board has a water stain along top and a cloth binding has a break along top. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000906
Bismya or The Lost City of Adab. A Story of Adventure, of Exploration, and of Excavation among the Ruins of the Oldest of the Buried Cities of Babylonia.
Book Description: New York and London. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1912., 1912. 8vo. 22.4cm, xiii,457p., frontis portrait, 72 illustrations, map, index, dark blue cloth, gilt titles, gilt decoration on front, t.e.g., ex-library, good to very good sound copy (tgc). The author, of the University of Chicago, directed the archaeological excavations, in 1903 and 1904, to uncover the ancient city of Adab. Besides the remains of buildings and walls, Dr. Banks discovered a large number of inscribed clay tablets, bronze implements and a complete statue in white marble, at the time the oldest ever found. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 14990
Book Description: Center for Steinbeck Studies, San Jose, CA, 2002. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. Signed in our presence by Joe Haldeman and E.L. Doctorow at their contributions. Very Good. Spine crease, mild shelfwear, crease from the lower left corner of the front cover. ***FREE tracking number on domestic shipments***. Bookseller Inventory # 39689
From Saturn to Glasgow: Fifty Favourite Poems By Edwin Morgan *Signed by Iain Banks, Janice Galloway, Andrew Greig, James Robertson, Michael Schmidt, Ian Rankin,Louise Welsh, Jackie Kay, Jim Carruth, Ali Smith, Alan Riach, Richard Holloway, and John Burnside*
Book Description: Scottish Poetry Library in Association with Carcanet Press Ltd., 2008. Soft cover. Book Condition: As New. 1st Edition. First edition, first impression. Paperback Original. Book is as new. No dustjacket, as issued. SIGNED to his/her selection by Janice Galloway, Andrew Greig, James Robertson, Michael Schmidt, Ian Rankin, Louise Welsh, Jackie Kay, Jim Carruth, Ali Smith, Alan Riach, Iain Banks, Richard Holloway and John Burnside. Included are three postcards: one featuring a poem by Edwin Morgan, one featuring a poem by Liz Lochhead and the third a 'Discover Ian Rankin's Edinburgh' postcard. *All books securely packaged with bubble wrap and cardboard box*. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 003347
Bismya or The Lost City of Dab: A Story of Adventure, of Exploration, and of Excavation among the Ruins of the Oldest of the Buried Cities of Babylonia
Book Description: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York/ London, 1912. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 6¼" by 9". Indiana Jones-like University of Chicago scholar's account of explorations of the ancient city at Adab, and the difficulties in getting there. INSCRIBED on the title page by the author to noted Johns Hopkins surgeon Dr. Howard A. Kelly, with a typed letter on Banks' Seminole Films letterhead to Kelly laid in. Stout hardcover, full blue cloth, gilt titling, ornament & top edge. Shows some wear; head and tail of spine frayed with loss at the head; minor silverfish damage to lower front cover; endsheets professionally replaced; silverfish damage to fore-edges of first six leaves; a few center sections a little loose; binding sound. Text clean; xxii, 1, [blank], 455 pages; index, b/w photos, map. Inscribed By the Author. Bookseller Inventory # os320
Book Description: Center for Steinbeck Studies, San Jose, CA, 2002. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. Signed in our presence by Joe Haldeman, E.L. Doctorow, Tom Robbins, Edward Albee, Peter Matthiessen, Ursula K. Le Guin, Mary Higgins Clark, T.C. Boyle, Herbert Gold and Russell Banks at their contributions. Very Good. Spine crease, mild shelfwear, crease from the lower left corner of the front cover. ***FREE tracking number on domestic shipments***. Bookseller Inventory # 31344
Book Description: Random House, New York, 1976. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. Signed in our presence by Edward Albee, Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, Peter S. Beagle, Edna O'Brien, Nora Ephron, Philip Levine, Michael McClure, Joseph McElroy, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Price, Francine Prose, Ishmael Reed, Tom Robbins, Robert Stone, Gay Talese, Paul Theroux, Calvin Trillin and Alice Walker at their contributions. Very Good. Spine crease, faint reading crease to the front cover near the spine, shelfwear, minor color flaking from the joints of the spine. Bookseller Inventory # 26394
The Picador Book of Contemporary Fiction *Signed by Iain Banks, Janice Galloway, Alasdair Gray, Andrew Greig, James Kelman, A.L. Kennedy, Joan Lingard, Liz Lochhead, Allan Massie, Andrew O'Hagan, Agnes Owens, Ian Rankin, Alan Warner, Irvine Welsh + more*
Book Description: Picador, London, 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First edition, first printing. Hardback. Book is in very good condition. Top edge of page block lightly tanned. Tiny dent to side edge of rear board. Two tiny dents of bottom edge of front board. Tiny nick to bottom edge of single page. Tear to side edge of half-title page. Dustjacket is in near fine condition. Very small pressure mark to front and rear cover above spine groove. Faint score to spine which has not broken the colour. Fitted with protective sleeve. SIGNED to his/her contribution by: Iain Banks, Ronald Frame, Janice Galloway, Alasdair Gray, Andrew Greig, Jackie Kay, James Kelman, A.L. Kennedy, Joan Lingard, Liz Lochhead, Allan Massie, William McIlvanney, Andrew O'Hagan, Agnes Owens, Ian Rankin, Alan Warner, Irvine Welsh. *All books securely packaged with bubble wrap and cardboard box*. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 000099
The Caledonian Canal, Scotland.] Manuscript Letter, signed by James Hope of Rickman & Hope, solicitors, to the Bank of Scotland, regarding 'dues collected for the passage of Vessels through the Caledonian Canal'. With detailed accounts of receipts.
Book Description: 31 Moray Place Edinburgh. 27 December, 1825. 4pp., foolscap 8vo, on two bifoliums. On aged and worn paper, with slight bloom at head and a little loss to spine from disbinding. The letter (2pp.) begins: 'Now for a twelvemonth the dues collected for the passage of Vessels through the Caledonian Canal have been progressively deposited in the Bank of Scotland at Inverness and Fortwilliam by the Collectors, upon deposit Receipts in the name of Mr Rickman and me.' The receipts amounting to £4200, and 'a certain Sum of Interest' having arisen, he conveys the instructions of the Canal's Commissioners, that a new account be opened in Edinburgh. The letter continues with further details, and is signed 'Ja Hope'. Accompanying the letter and 2pp. long, is a tabulated 'Schedule of Deposit Receipts of The Bank of Scotland, sent to the Bank to be placed to the Credit of the Commissioners for the Caledonian Canal', with the first entry dated 23 August 1824, and the last 19 December 1825. This lists 42 deposits made in Inverness and Fort William, with 'Dates', 'Days', 'Interest' and 'Sums'. The interest on the £4200 total is £68 13s 3d. Docketed 'Schedule of Deposit Receipts of the Bank of Scotland | Canal Dues.' Accompanying the document is a manuscript resolution, dated 'Bank of Scotland | 29 Decr 1835': 'The Sum of £4268. 13/3 is placed to Credit of Messrs Rickman & Hope, for Commrs for the Caledonian Canal. In Account with the Bank of Scotland - | A Y p Secy'. Also present are four lines of pencilled accounts. Bookseller Inventory # 13960
William Cleland, lunatic, of Upper Canada.] Autograph Petition Signed to Lord John Russell, and Autograph Letter Signed to George Ross, regarding his claim to have been cheated by the Bank of Scotland. With forwarding letter to the bank.
Book Description: Letter from Governor Road near St George Dumfries Upper Canada. 1 November but with 3 June 1840 postmark. Petition stamped received on 1 June 1849. Forwarding letter: Downing Street London. 9 June 1840, 1839. ONE: Autograph Petiton Signed. 'Unto the Right Honble. Lord John Russell Secrety of State &c &c | The Petition of Samuel Cleland residing near St George Dumfries Upper Canada'. 2pp., foolscap 8vo. In poor condition, aged and worn at edges, with one corner apparently nibbled away by mice. At least some of the damage would appear to be contemporary with the document, as Cleland has written within the boundaries of the loss to the corner, and there is no loss to text. Docketed in red at head '1091 U. Canada' and stamped 'Received | C. D. | June 1 1840'. As is his practice, Russell has docketted the document in pencil: '1 June | The Enclosure should be forwarded, & I think that this document should be sent to the Bank of Scotland. The writer would appear to be deranged. | R'. The first paragraph supports Russell's contention. Cleland asserts that he 'has been these Seven Years Brutally and Beastly abused no Horses no Cow in all the British dominons have been so kept since April 1832 He has not been permitted to enter a Bed but compelled to welter & Roll in his own polution [sic] by night and by day [footnote reads 'by the Governor & Co. of the Bank of Scotland']. - that all this too by a Company with whom he never has had any act[ion] - by a Company that at a former period and with same manner have Rooted out and Extirpated from this World the whole Race Root & Branch to which he belonged and, now that he is an Old man [nor] wealthy Friends nor relations nor any Human being in England that can afford him the smallest comfort nor assistance in distress neither is he able to labour for a subsistence'. The petition continues in the same vein. TWO: Autograph Letter Signed. 3pp., 4to. Bifolium. In better condition than Item One, but also aged and worn. Addressed, with postmark, on reverse of second leaf, to George Ross Esquire | Advocate | Edinburgh | North Briton'. Written in the style as Itme One, over 62 lines, and beginning: 'When I was a Young Man I was several years a Clerk to a Mercht in Glasgow and was dismissed from the same at the Insistence of the Governor & co. of the Bank of Scotland.' THREE: Secretarial Letter, signed by Sir James Stephen ('Jas Stephen'), to the Governor & Company of the Bank of Scotland. Downing Street. 9 June 1840. 1p., foolscap 8vo. 'I am directed by Lord John Russell to transmit, for your information, the enclosed copy of a letter which has been addressed to his Lordship by Mr Samuel Cleland, complaining of your conduct towards him.' Note; James Stephen was colonial secretary from 1834, saw the anti-slvery legislation through, and was later "involved in the establishment of government in Canada". Bookseller Inventory # 13986
Illustrations of the botany of captain Cook's voyage round the world in H.M.S. Endeavour in 1768-71. Australian plants.
Book Description: British Museum, London, 1900. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. F.P. Nodder, James Miller, J.F. Miller, and John Cleveley (illustrator). 1st Edition. London, printed by order of the Trustees of the British Museum, 1900-1905. Three parts in three Folio (48,7 x 32 cm). Vol I; Part I. page 1-30 + 1 page + 1 blank page. + plates 1-41.41A,42-45,45A,46-100. ( plate no 99 with worn edges) Vol II; Part II. 2 blank pages (title). page 35-75,1 blank page. plates 101-243. Vol III: Part III. 1 leaflet (binders instruction) 8 blank pages (title, preface, introduction) page 77-102. + Plates 244-318 + 3 folding maps. 320 plates and three maps (all). Printers stiff wrappers as issued. uncut. plate 45A and plate 122 was issued with part III, total there is 321 plates, three titles, two prefaces and one introduction and the binders leaflet. The plates are photo lithographic reproductions of the original engraved proof plates by F.P. Nodder, James Miller, J.F. Miller, and John Cleveley that were never published. One of only 300 sets produced, being the first published edition of nearly all the botanical illustrations by Banks and Solander on Australian plants. This set is the first substantial selection made from the copper plates that were engraved under Joseph Banks' direction between 1772 and 1784. The botanical specimen collected during Cook's voyage had been carefully depicted as watercolours by several artists, both during and after return of the expedition, under supervision of Banks and Solander. At least 743 engraved copperplates of superb quality were then made from the completed watercolour drawings, by eighteen selected engravers over the years 1771-1784. However for various reasons, Banks never got to publishing these plates and after his death they were bequeathed to the British Museum. It took until 1901 before the museum published a first selection of these plates, though a few of them had been used to illustrate other books. The present publication, with identifications by J. Britten, represents the first appearance of most of the images and is a magnificent overview of the first botanical study of Australian plants. Published in three parts (in 1900, 1901, and 1905), each part consisted of text and plates, though the page numbers of the text followed up on each other. In this unbound copy all plates without foxing or spotting, a few plates with worn edges. A very good set. all three volumes with Prof. Carl Skottsbergs signature. He received the copy as a gift from the Trustees of British museum in 1934. Presentation copy. Stafleu & Cowan, 295; Nissen BBI, 74; Mitchell Library 934. With the Publisher's complimen. Bookseller Inventory # 003515
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