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1925 Clowns & Pantomimes by M. Willson Disher - $75.00

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Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston (1925)
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1925. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Quarto. Quarto. Hardcover Cloth. 1925. Ex-Library

Along with usual library markings, there is staining on pages 135 to 140. Obviously, some clown spilled something in the book here. The illustration plate opposite pg. 136 is stuck to pg. 136. Much of the inside of the book is in good condition.
The spine is detached (only partially extant) and covers need some TLC, BUT there's a beautiful gold jester on the front cover. I've taken way too many pictures especially of all the illustrated pages.
344 pages
Size: 7 7/8" X 10 1/8"

Rare - HMS Pinafore - Original 1879 New York printing of the script. $87.00

Her Majesty's Ship Pinafore: The Lass That Loved A Sailor: An Entirely Original Comic Opera
In Two Acts
Written by W.S. Gilbert
Composed by Arthur Sullivan
New York
A. S. Seer, Theatrical Printer Union Square New York

28 pages
2 staple pamphlet
4 1/2" x 7 5/8"

My assumption is that this was printed for the first authorized production of HMS Pinafore which premiered in NY Dec. 1879.
Condition: Fair - brittle on top - where there's also water staining.... staples are rusted

Bab Ballads and Savoy Songs by W. S. Gilbert 1899 - $34.00 incl. S&H

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Henry Altemus Co 1899
Besides his famous works in collaboration with Sullivan, Gilbert also wrote the Bab Ballads, a collection of light verse accompanied by his own comical drawings.
192 pages plus 30 page listings of Altemus publications.
4 1/4" X 6 3/8"
Cover is brown cloth with gold lettering and ornament and a color plate.
B & W illustrations and portrait frontis
Good condition: minor wear on cover corners. Original owner's initials and date inside front cover. small blemish inside front cover where a piece of pink tissue seems to be stuck.

Includes the following titles: 'The Yarn of The Nancy Bell', 'Captain Reece', 'The Bishop and the Busman', The Folly of Brown, The Three Kings of Chickeraboo, The Bishop of Rum-ti-Foo, To The Terrestrial Globe, General John, Sir Guy The Crusader, King Boria Bungalee Boo, The Troubadour, The Force of Argument, Only A Dancing Girl, The Sensation Captain, The Periwinkle Girl, Bob Polter, Gentle Alice Brown, Ben Allah Achmet, The Englishman, The Disagreeable Man, The Modern Major-General, The Heavy Dragoon, Only Roses, They'll None of 'em Be Missed, The Policeman's Lot, An Appeal, Eheu Fugaces-!, A Recipe, The First Lord's Song, When a Merry Maiden Marries, The Suicide's Grave, He and She, The Lord Chancellor's Song, Willow Waly, The Usher's Charge, King Goodheart, The Tangled Skein, Girl Graduates, The Ape and The Lady, Sans Souci, The British Tar, The Coming Bye and Bye, The Sorcerer's Song, Speculation, The Duke of Plaza-Toro, The Reward of Merit, When I First Put This Uniform On, Said I to Myself - Said I, The Family Fool, The Philosophic Pill, The Contemplative Sentry, Sorry Her Lot, The Judge's Song, True Diffidence, The Highly Respectable Gondolier, Don't Forget, The Darned Mounseer, The Humane Mikado, The House of Peers, The Aesthete, Proper Pride, The Baffled Grumbler, The Working Monarch, The Rover's Apology, Would You Know, The Magnet and the Churn, Braid The Raven Hair, Is Life a Boon?, A Mirage, A Merry Madrigal, The Love-Sick Boys

Villette by Charlotte Bronte 1856 (Currer Bell) $77.00 incl. S&H

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Derby & Jackson, New York, 1856
502 pages
5" X 7 1/2"
cloth hardcover is embossed with repeat pattern of crosses and stars
gilt on spine
Condition: fair to good condition - foxing - binding is still good, but showing some weak spots - cover cloth is fraying on edges and corners - other than 2 previousowners' names written inside, the book is clean. One page is discolored from one time having another piece of yellowing paper against it.

1867 Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - $36.00 includes S&H

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As Condensed by Himself For His Readings
Publisher Lee And Shepard Boston, MA 1867
Fair condition - Missing front cover and back cover is in rough shape. The book has been folded and has stains
4 3/4" X 6 3/4"
53 pages

Pear's Christmas Annual 1892 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens illustrated by Charles Green - $29.00

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Description: Missing the cover and outer pages. A search online will show that this was indeed a wonderful colored illustration.

Still, the story: A Christmas Carol is complete and there are 28 illustrations by Charles Green R.I. - Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in Prose: A Ghost Story.

Also included are an illustration of 3 young girl carolers for an ad for Eno's Fruit Salt, and ad for the Caligraph Typewriter; a full page ad for Cadbury's cocoa is an illustration of a chemist analyzing the purity of Cadbury's cocoa (signed JBB); a full page illustration advertising Pear's Soap (Two washer women discussing Pears Soap with a passing boy - possibly a chimney sweep?); Mazawattee tea; a stereoscopic camera; Humorous Bird's custard powder illustration (Custard without eggs) and more.

What's there is in fairly good condition, with some darkening of edges; a small tear and other damage on the bottom of the back page.
Includes pages 1 to 24 and pages vii to xii.
Size: 12" X 16"

Barnaby Rudge and Hard Times by Charles Dickens (1867) $62.00 incl. S&H

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With original illustrations by S. Eytinge Jr.
Ticknor and Fields 1867
Green cloth hardcover with Dickens' portrait embossed in gold on the front cover. Has a blind stamped version of the decorations on the front board appear on the back board as well.
"By a special arrangement made with me and my English Publishers, Messrs. Ticknor and Fields, of Boston, have become the only authorized representatives in America of the whole series of my books." Charles Dickens
523 pages
4 1/4" X 5 7/8"
Good clean condition - normal wear on edges of cover etc.

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne -Illustrated 2 volumes 1899 - $85.00

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Houghton Mifflin Co, 1899. Hard Cover. 1st illustrated edition.
20 illustrations plus headpieces and Letters by Maude and Genevieve Cowles. Maude and Genevieve were twins who worked on their projects together Gilt top edge and gilt decorated cover.
B/w illustrations by Maude and Genevieve Cowles protected by tissue in each book.

Not only is The House of Seven Gables one of my favorite books, but these illustrations really capture the moods of the book from austerity of the house to the street urchin entering the shop to buy a stale piece of gingerbread. The illustrations reflect styles of the time - sometimes reflecting art nouveau influences and other contemporary styles.

Condition: Ex- Library Copies - thus marked on front and back endpapers. Inside pages are clean, but the books do have some loose pages inside and the wear and tear on the covers. See pictures/
Size: 5 1/4" X 8"
Vol I 265 pages & Vol II 277 pages

A Bell for Adano by John Hersey - $19.00

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Description: A Bell for Adano by John Hersey
Alfred Knopf New York 1944 First Edition (also states First, Second, Third and Fourth Printing before publication)
Pullitzer Prize winning novel by John Hersey; an American soldier comes to a fictional Italian village, Adano and restores hope and freedom in war-torn Italy.
Condition: Good condition. Inside DJ corner is clipped where price would have been. Gift inscription on front free end paper. Slight darkening of end papers. Fore edge of book is mildly deckled and show mild discoloration.
Size: 5 3/4" X 8"
269 pages

1922 Around The World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne $18.00 includes S&H

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Published by Charles Scribner's Sons 1922
4 Illustrations
5" X 7"
310 pages
Fair Condition - the pages are mostly clean. The pages are uniformly darkened - Reading copy. Probably an ex library book.

Arthur Rackham (illustrator) The Grey Lady by Henry Merriman 1897 1st Ed. $145.00

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The Grey Lady by Henry Seton Merriman
Published by London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1897 (1897)
First Edition - Originally released 1895 without the illustrations. This is listed by publisher as A new edition with Arthur 12 Rackham Illustrations

Rackham began illustrating books in 1893 and this would be one of his earlier works. His 8th among 80+ titles. It predates the technology for colored prints that brought him to widespread acclaim with his illustrations of Rip Van Winkle in 1905. It lacks the fanciful creatures, but you can see the strength of his imagination and fluidity of line especially in the 2 prints in this book titled: "These Dauntless Men Worked Unceasingly" and "He Knew That She Was Dead".

grey-blue cloth with gold lettering to the upper cover with a small embossed rose design to the centre, lettered in gold to the spine. A fair copy of this very scarce title. The spine is damaged and the hinging is weak and has a wobble. The front free endpaper is loose and has writing on it. The next page has a weird cut or tear out of the edge ( see pictures). The rest of the book is clean.

Size: 5 1/2" X 7 3/4"
342 pages + 2 pages publishers novels

The Lighthouse at the End of the World by Jules Verne $27.00 Incl. S&H

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Published posthumously. Published 1924 by G. Howard Watt NY. Translated by Cranstoun Metcalfe. Color frontispiece by H. C. Murphy. 2 b&w pictures (artist not credited)
A rare first edition from this publisher. A story of pirates that lure ships to their doom at a lighthouse on Staten Island near Cape Horn. In 1971 the novel was adapted into the movie, The Light at the Edge of the World.
Fair Condition. No DJ. The book is clean with minor staining (see pictures), but as you can see the cover spine is torn and the front and back covers are separating. Minor foxing on front and back endpapers.
Size:5" X 7"
248 pages

The Ivory Door by A. A. Milne $23.00 incl. S&H

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The Ivory Door - A Legend in a Prologue and Three Acts
G.P. Putnam's Sons 1928
First American Edition
5 1/2" X 8"
221 pages
Condition: Pages are clean and tight, but the cover spine is mostly gone and the book hinges have a lot of play.

Milne, in his humorous preface, tries to assure his readers that the play is not at all like Winnie the Pooh, "Why should you read it? . . . For I think ( if an author may make these confessions) that it is the best play that I have written; even if it reminds me, not in the least of my favorite Pooh, but very much of an earlier play, not noticeably whimsical, The Truth About Blayds."

Plain Tales from The Hills Vol.. 1 by Kipling 1898 - $27.00

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The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling: Plain Tales From The Hills (The Works of Rudyard Kipling Series, Vol 1)
Embossed elephant on front cover (see description below)
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1898 - Copyright 1897 By Rudyard Kipling
"Outward Bound" Edition

Illustrations: Rudyard Kipling (Frontispiece - photo); Lispeth; The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows; and Muhammad Din - " Note - The illustrations … have been modeled in clay by John Lockwood Kipling and photographed for these reproductions. The seal, with the lotus and svatstika (sic), on the title page (and cover) represents the elephant-headed Ganesha, the god of auspicious beginnings [with special relation to books]. The svatstika, the symbol of invocation of good luck, is found over most Hindoo (sic) doorways."

Faded reddish-brown cloth with gilt titles and decoration on the spine, gilt ruling to the front panel and circular gilt decoration at mid-cover (embossing of Ganesha). Deckled pages
Condition: fading of color of cover - hinges of cover beginning to separate - book interior is clean and tight.
Size: 5 5/8" X 8 1/2"
350 pages

Recessional by Rudyard Kipling 1898 Illustrated $18.00 Incl. S&H

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Description: Nice small pocket sized book containing this one poem of Kipling's in the following layout: single verse on one page … then first line is on next page followed by an illustrated page followed by the next line followed by illustration. After the verse is completed this way, the same pattern happens with each subsequent verse. Wonderful illustrations by W. St. John Harper and George Tobin. You will find most (if not all) the illustrations on the link to the picasa page provided above. Though I apologize that some of the photos are kind of fuzzy.

My favorite illustration is for "The Captains and The Kings Depart" by Tobin.
Condition: The book is in good condition with some exceptions. 1907 bookplate on endpaper; pencil scribbles on the first few pages; and the inner hinge joints of the endpaper and first few pages have separated.
Size: 3 1/2" X 5 1/2"
95 pages - though the back side of each page (the left side) is blank.

The Atlantic Monthly December 1873 - $19.00

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Description: Volume 32 number 194
The Atlantic Monthly, Devoted to Literature, Science, Art and Politics
James Osgood and Co. Boston
Benjamin Disraeli by Louis J. Jennings; L'Envoi (Verse) by T.B. Aldrich; On the Ridge by Clara F. Guernsey; John Underhill (Verse) by J.G. Whittier; Roman Neighborhoods by Henry James, Jr.; Gunnar: A Norse Romance by Hjalmar H. Boyesen; A Great Deed of Arms by Francis Parkman; Helen at the Loom (Verse) by G.P. Lathrop; The Externals of Washington by Zina Fay Peirce; The Phantom Chapel (Verse) by J.T. Trowbridge; The Death of Dominie Quitman by Marie L. Thompson; Israel Bethel Church by Sidney Andrews; Sex in Education, by Edward H. Clarke; Science - The Spontaneous Generation Controversy.

Condition: Fair to good condition. Spine is partially missing. Covers are partially separated. Front cover has mild stain on right edge. and some edge wear. Clean inside. Pages are deckled so there is wear to outer edge.
Size: 6 1/4" X 9 3/4"
Pages 641 to 768 + iv + 12

World Review: George Orwell: Unpublished Notebooks - June 1950 - $45.00

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Magazine: World Review: June 1950.
New Series 16.
Edward Hulton, London, 1950.
George Orwell: Unpublished Notebooks and a personal memoir of George Orwell by T.R. Fyvel.
Also contributions by Bertrand Russell, Tom Hopkinson, Aldous Huxley, John Beavan, Herbert Read, Malcolm Muggeridge, Stephen Spender.
Condition: Paper cover is frayed at corner with some loss on the spine.
Size: " X "
80 pages

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - Illust. by Edmund Dulac $34.00

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Description: Wonderfully illustrated version of the Rubaiyat, a collection of poems attributed to 11th century the Persian poet and mathematician Omar Khayyam.
In its original slipcase.
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald
With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac
De Luxe Edition
Garden City Publishing Co. Inc. Garden City New York
Condition: The book is in very good condition with the following exception. Pages 163/164 & 165/166 have a tear midway up with some creasing. I tried to photograph this, but it doesn't show up too well. The slipcase shows wear and tear with cracking on the upper corners.
Size: 7" X 9 1/2"
197 pages

The House That Jill Built After Jack's Had Proved a Failure E. C. Gardner $33.00 incl. S&H

Fords, Howard & Hulbert, New York, 1882.
Decorative Cloth Hard Cover. Presumed First Edition. Good Condition. some foxing inside. Original owner's name & date on front end paper.
249 pages + 6pages publisher's advertising.
5" x 7 1/4"
green cloth with silver lettering and decoration/vignettes stamped in black. "Our Continent" Library series is stamped on front cover and spine.
Illustrated throughout with detailed b/w drawings and simple plans. Light narrative tells the story of a couple's work with an architect. Jill gives her insights into her choices for the best design considerations of the day.

There are 3 books with the title "The House That Jill Built" but this one is hard to find. There are free online versions and print on demand, but this is the original.

Tango-no-Sekku "Boy's Festival 1937? " - $18.00 incl. S&H

Probably one of the nicest miniature booklets we've had.
24 pages - The pictures are larger than life. It is only 2 3/8" x 3 1/2" Very good condition.
All in Japanese except for the last page which is in English (Transcribed below). While there's no date on this booklet (at least not in English), it was inside a 1937 Japanese travel brochure. It also has several tiny illustrations showing stepped platforms as described below.

Get out your magnifying glass. The print in English on the last page is extremely small. - But here's the text:

Tango-No-Sekku Boy's Festival

"All boys in Japan rejoice with the yearly occurrence of Tango-no-Sekku which falls on the 5th day of the 5th month. All homes in which there are boys celebrate on this day and the parents pray for the future healthy growth and manly success of their sons.
Just like Hina-Matsuri (Girl Festival which falls on the 3rd of March), a stepped platform covered with red felt is placed in a corner of the best room of the house. On these steps are arranged beautiful miniature figures representing the heroes and great men of ancient Japan as well as the popular legendary heroes which are liked very much by the boys. Other pieces of decoration include a very delicate shaped miniature armour and Japanese swords which symbolise the spirit of Japanese youth.
A green touch is added by fresh sword like blades of iris leaves arranged in a Vase. and food in accordance with the ancient custom is also placed on the lower step of the platform.
Another feature of the Festival is one or more large cloth Carp flying over the homes an which there are boy children. These carp measure from I0 to 30 feet and are suspended by means of long bamboo poles. When the spring breezes blow through the mouth and expand them they rise and descend, turn and twist precisely like a real fish. These flying carp symbolize the hope of the parents that their lad will be able to win his way through the world against all obstacles -even as the real Koi the great Japanese carp. ascends swift rivers against the stream as Lascadio Hearn said.
This Boys' Festival probably dates back to more than one thousand years ago and is now celebrated by families of all ranks rich and poor alike. In recent years, schools and kindergartens have been taking up this age long custom and making the day a public celebration in their halls and auditoriums are attracting a great many boys and their families."

Alice and Phoebe Cary With Their Later Poems - $19.00

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A Memorial of Alice and Phoebe Cary, with Some of Their Later Poems
by Mary Clemmer Ames
Published by Hurd & Houghton, NY 1881 Thirteenth Thousand (Is this 13th printing of 1,000?)
Brown bevelled, embossed cloth w/gilt on cover & spine,
Includes portrait of each sister. Biography of the Cary sisters along with some of their poems. Phoebe Cary (1824 - 1871). Alice Cary (1820 - 1871
Condition: Good condition - minor bends on corners of cover.
Size: 5" X 7 1/2"
351 pages +

Extremely Rare Initialed book of Poems by David Director Friedman 1966 - $95.00

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Description: Dark blue cloth - Hardbound - Printed on a gray paper.
Rare - Privately published book - "Presented to the author by his parents on his twenty-first birthday, February 12, 1966." Inscribed inside the front cover and initialed presumably by author; "To T.M. In partial payment D.F.". Also presumed to be a first short run edition.

David Director Friedman is author of 6 books of nonfiction on economic theory and 2 of fiction. He's the son of noted economists Rose & Milton Friedman and it would have been they who published this book for him on his 21st birthday. I do not know how many copies of this book were originally printed and can find no other mention of it.
Includes "Two Poems to Joan Baez"
Condition: Very good condition - clean inside other than inscription and some ink markings that look like they originated at the presses. A few white spots on back cover. 80 poems title or first line.
Size: 5 3/4" X 8 3/4"
96 pages

The Asbestos Society of Sinners by Lawrence Daniel Fogg / Signed $500.00

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Subtitle: "Detailing the Diversions of Dives and others on the Playground of Pluto, with some broken threads of drop-stitch History, picked up by a Newspaper man in Hades and woven into a Stygian Nights' Entertainment."
The Mayhew Publishing Company Boston 1906
Deckled edges
First Edition Hardcover inscribed and signed by the author. "To my dear rector and friend Rev. I. Newton Phelps with the compliments of the author Lawrence Daniel Fogg" That was signed in ink. Just below that in pencil is added the date September 1906. Unfortunately it looks like the pencil slipped when drawing the curlicue below the date and tore the endpaper.

Synopsis: The newspaperman goes to Hades interviews "Boss" Tweed, Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth, Sherlock Holmes, Shakespeare, Washington, Methuselah, Adam, Eve and Cain. Much of the contemporary history of the times colored this farce. Many of the references of the day may be lost to the contemporary reader, but punning never goes out of fashion. (Perhaps because it has never been in fashion.) One example; among other "interviews" - the newspaperman in Hades finds John Paul Jones and discusses Jones' wishes for the location of the re-internment of his body. It seems, that when Jones died in 1792, he was buried without much fanfare, but by 1905, several cities in the US were vying for the honor to re-bury this illustrious revolutionary war hero. This honor was given to Annapolis Maryland in 1906 - presumably after this book had gone to press.

Curiously among other discussions are how the engineers in Hades produce electricity by combining hydrogen and oxygen to make water. "Up on earth, they need coal or its equivalent to furnish power to produce electricity. Down here we make it from the decomposition of water and permitting the oxygen and the hydrogen to re-unite." - note that this predates any scientific discussions on nuclear fusion. I am no scientist, but find it curious that Fogg was born the same year as Albert Einstein, who's works opened the field of fusion and that this reference comes out soon after Einstein's first major publication . . . hmmm?

Condition: Good condition - some foxing - pencil marks highlight reader's - cover corners are bent. - see pictures and description above.
Size: 5 1/2" X 7 3/4"
169 pages

I have made a kindle version available for this book HERE. Please contact us , if you're interested in getting a print on demand version and I will look into doing that as well.

The Return of The Native by Thomas Hardy - Wood Engravings by Agnes Miller Parker $18.00 incl. S&H

Heritage Press, New York, 1942. Hard Cover.
Good Condition
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George Macy site for more on the wonderful artwork of Agnes Miller Parker as well as seeing a few good quality scans of her dynamic work.

Christus A Mystery (Longfellow's Works Volume V) by Henry Wadsworh Longfellow - $17.00

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Published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston 1887
half leather - top edge gilded
Riverside Edition
Condition: Good clean condition with the following issues: Title etc. missing from spine. Title page is separating, and there is a tear (pictured)
Size: 5 1/4" X 8"
455 pages

Leather Bound Moby Dick by Herman Melville Illustrated - $19.00

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Moby Dick Or The Whale by HERMAN MELVILLE.
Published by The Easton Press, Norwalk, CT. 1977. (from "The Greatest Books Ever Written" series)
Full leather covers with raised spine bands and gilt stamped lettering and decoration. All edges of text are gilded. Silk moire end leaves and book mark.
Many wonderful illustrations by Boardman Robinson in color and black & white.
Good condition - there is rippling at the bottom of pages to front of book (see pictures). Also some of the pages have been dog-eared. Otherwise great.
Size: 6 3/4" X 10 1/8"
615 pages

The Waverly Novels By Walter Scott $18.00 incl. S&H

includes 2 Walter Scott novels: "Heart of Midlothian" and "Count Robert of Paris"
Half-bound leather with marbled paper. (more reddish-orange than the picture shows)
The Waverly Book Company 1898
Condition: Good thoug several pages in the middle are no longer connected to the binding. I can attest that the book is complete since I've read both novels. - normal wear and tear -owner's name  in 1995 inside - normal wear and tear

Memoirs of Mary WollstoneCraft by William Godwin - $27.00

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Memoirs of Mary Wollstonecraft with a Preface, a Supplement.and a Bibliographical Note By W. Clark Durant
Constable, London, 1927
Marked: "This edition is limited to 700"

Includes prints of William Blakes' drawings for Mary Wollstonecraft's "Original Stories from Real Life"
Deckled pages
Condition: Former library book - fairly clean used copy with the exception of pages 118/119 where something was spilled on the book (coffee?). has minor foxing. Back cover is separating and green cloth cover is faded.
Size: 6" X 9"
352 pages

1858 Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems. by William Edmondstoune Aytoun - $33.00

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Publisher Redfield, New York, 1858
faded green cloth Hardcover
Fiction and Historical fiction in verse. Each story is preceded by a few pages giving context of the story.

Condition: Wear on hinge cover. Mild foxing - original owner's name on first flyleaf
Size: 4 3/4" X 7 1/4"
351 pages

Pan Michael (Pan Volodiyovski): A Historical Tale by Henryk Sienkiewicz $19.00

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Description:Hardcover Published by Altemus, Philadelphia, Pa., 1898.
frontispiece portrait of the author, 7 leaves of illustrations; blue/green cloth with silver spine and cover titles; red and silver eagle decoration.
Translated from the Polish by Samuel A. Binion. Illustrated by M. De Lipman. Altemus' complete and unabridged edition. This is the third volume of the author's trilogy, after "With Fire and Sword", and "Deluge".
Condition: good condition. Has some foxing - see pictures.
Size: " X "
529 pages + 14 pages of publisher's advertisements

Lucy Howard's Journal by Mrs. Sigourney 1858- $22.00

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Description: Gilt title and decoration on dark brown spine & cover. A narrative in the form of a diary, written by a young girl from her school years in 1810 to her marriage in 1822. Includes travels to Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia. she comments on the poetry of Scott, Beattie and Cowper et al.
Condition: good to Fair condition - foxing throughout - piece was cut from page opposite title page - spine is worn/frayed on top and bottom
Size: 5" X 7 5/8"
343 pages

The Life and Works of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Lida Keck Wiggins - $26.00

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The Life and Works of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Lida Keck Wiggins
- "Containing his complete poetical works, his best short stories, numerous anecdotes and a complete biography of the famous poet." - Illustrated
JL Nichols and Company listed as Publisher on Spine - The box for the publisher's name on the title page has been left blank. Copyright notices range from 1896 to 1907 listing 3 publishers: Dodd, Mead & Co; The Curtiss Publishing Company & The Century Company - probably indicated dates of publications of Paul Dunbar's writings.

Over 50 photographs and illustrations that correspond with his biography and his works.

Paul Dunbar was the first African American poet recognized and lauded on the national level. His work was recognized by 2 US presidents. His work has inspired other artists including Maya Angelou. He wrote poems in the southern dialect of the stereotypical southern black as well as writing in conventional English.

Condition: Title page has been cut - with Title removed. The Binding is loose. The color on the cover has been poorly touched up by a previous owner. Previous owner's name and address is embossed on the front free endpaper.
Size: 6 1/4" X 8 1/2"
430 pages

Black Rock: A Tale of the Selkirks by Ralph Connor - $19.00

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Description: David C. Cook Publishing Company No date. Hard Cover. This is the first book written by Ralph Connor (Rev. Dr. Charles William Gordon) and originally published in Canada in 1898. This early edition is undated.
Frontier life in Canada involving miners and lumbermen. Includes illustrations.
Condition: Very Good condition with the exception of something spilled on back cover of book
Size: 6 5/8" X 8 1/4"
96 pages

The Deerslayer by James Fenimore Cooper Pictures by N.C. Wyeth 1929 - $22.00

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Description:The Deerslayer or the first war-path. With pictures by N.C. Wyeth.
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons (1929)
Cover is illustrated along with endpapers and 9 illustrations inside.
No dust jacket
Condition: Good Condition. The rear free endpaper has a piece missing and has a tear. The cover is beginning to separate from the book and there is some darkening on the back end paper near the hinge. See the pictures.
Size: 7 1/8" X 9 3/8"
462 pages

Alfred Lord Tennyson: a Study of His Life and Work by Arthur Waugh - $26.00 incl. S&H

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328 pages plus 16 page publishers catalog at end.
6" X 9"
Fair to Good condition - Water staining on bottom of some pages Ex-Library Copy, foxing
William Heinemann, London, 1892.
Presumed First Edition
Hardcover. maroon bookcloth with Tennyson's facsimile signature encased in golden wreath on front board. Deckled fore-edges. Former owner signed it with date of 1892.
Waugh was a contemporary of Tennyson, an acquaintance, not an old friend, and his study of his life and work was compiled with that in mind. Waugh was finishing the biography when Tennyson became ill and was dying. He acknowledges that there would be more detailed biographies in the near future once the family released further materials on Tennyson, but that this biography was based on publicly available information. 27 illustrations mostly of places, one a copy of his marriage certificate, 2 of Tennyson and 2 of other family members.

The Complete Works of Alfred Tennyson (Illust.) $26.00

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The Complete Works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate
Illustrated Edition
R Worthington, NY 1890
Condition: Fair to good condition. Binding is loose. Clean. Appears to be complete. Foxing on front pages. The link will show pictures I took of the illustrations with accompanying pages to get an idea of the condition.
Size:6" X 9 1/2"
456 pages

The Adventures of Sir Frizzle Pumpkin by James White 1849 - $22.00

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Description: The Adventures of Sir Frizzle Pumpkin, Nights at Mess and Other Tales
Published by William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London 1849
Back endpaper has a label that says Bound by John Gray Edinburgh
Embossed brown cloth cover
Condition: Fair to good condition. Spine is half missing and apparently reglued upside down. Corners of boards are worn. Hinge has some play. Some pages have wrinkled near the hinge. See pictures.
Size: 4 1/2" X 7"
293 pages

Snow-Bound. A Winter Idyl. by John Greenleaf Whittier $16.00

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Published by Hawthorn House, Boston & New York From a limited run of 700 copies in 1939. In original slipcase.
Condition: Very Good Condition. Browning on the edges of the slip case. The slip case is an off white color with silver specks.
Size: 4" X 7"
43 pages

Spoon River Anthology by E.L. Masters 1919 - $14.00

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Description: by Edgar Lee Masters The Macmillan Company 1919 4 illustrated plates and various small illustrations accompanying poems/epitaphs
Condition: Fair to good condition - foxing. loose hinge - front cover and first pages separating.
Size: 5 1/4" X 7 3/4"
310 pages

Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe Illust. by Alexander King - $28.00 incl. S&H

A.K.A. "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders"

7 1/4" x 11 1/4"
© 1931 Hogarth Press New York

301 pp. Orange cloth (hardback) illustrated in gilt. Mostly good condition, though several pages have tears

Alexander King adds many wonderful illustrations to Defoe's classic morality story originally published in 1722

Fictional autobiography of Moll whose mother is sent to the plantations in America. Moll remains in England with some gypsies. Many events conspire to leave Moll married, widowed .... ruined ... further romantic hi-jinx ensue when she ends up at a plantation in America. I won't spoil the surprise, though maybe you've already seen this story given the Hollywood treatment.

The Good Ship Mohock by W. Clark Russell $20.00 incl. S&H

New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1895. Red Cloth, No Titles on the cover. Ex-Library copy
- tight and fairly clean except for library stamp on several pages.
4 1/2" X 7" - 259 pages
a 19th century adventure story of a young man's 1844 voyage from England to Madras, complete with capture on the high seas.

Latitude 19 Degrees: A Romance of the West Indies by MB Crowninshield 1898 - $26.00

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Description: Latitude 19 Degrees: A Romance of the West Indies in the Year of Our Lord Eighteen Hundred and Twenty (1898) by Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
Being A Faithful Account And True, Of The Painful Adventures Of The Skipper, The Bo's'n, The Smith, The Mate, And Cynthia.
D Appleton and Co, NY, 1898.
Black and silver intertwined creature encircling an island on red cloth Decorative Cover.
Mary Bradford Crowninshield (1844 - 1913) married Lt. Cmdr. Arent Schuyler Crowninshield in 1870

These reviews (cropped for original publisher's advertising copy) from 1899: "A novel of incident of the open air, cf the sea, the shore, the mountain eyre and of breathing, living entities, who deal with Nature at first hand . . . The adventures described are peculiarly novel and interesting . . . Packed with incidnets, infused with humor and with, and faithful to the types introduced, this book will surely appeal to the large audience already won . . ." The New York Herald
"Adventurous and romantic enough to satisfy the most exacting reader . . . Abounds in situations which make the blood run cold, and yet, full of suprises, as it is, one is continually amazed at the plausibilty . . . Very entertaining with its dry humor." - Boston Herald

Condition: Good clean condition. The cover is a little faded and there's touch of white paint on the upper right corner. The hinge is still tight, but a bit flexible and the book sits slightly askew.
Size: 5 1/2" X 7 5/8"
418 pages + 6 pages publishers ads

3 Scifi Mags - 1967 and 1968 $19.00 incl. S&H

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2 Analog magazines August & September 1967 and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction February 1968
These magazines are in good clean condition. They show normal signs of wear.
August 1967 Analog - 178 pages. Features Poul Anderson's short novel "Starfog" & Frank Herbert's Novelette "The Featherbedders"
September 1967 Analog - 178 pages. Features Christopher Anvil's novelette "The King's Legions" and Mack Reynolds' short novel "Fiesta Brava"
February 1968 The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction - 130 pages. Features Kate Wilhelm's short novel Stranger In The House and a short satirical piece reprinted for this magazine written by Booth Tarkington "The Veiled Feminists of Atlantis"

The Secret 6 by Frances Marion - $45

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Description: Published by Grosset and Dunlap, New York (1931)
Hardcover. No Dust Jacket.
Illustrations From the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
A Cosmopolitan Production
A novelization of Marion's own screenplay for the 1931 gangster film directed by George W. Hill featuring Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Johnny Mack Brown, Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, and Ralph Bellamy.
9 Black and White Plates
Condition: Fair Condition - ex-library - staining and some pages are loose. There are sooty fingerprints from someone who was obviously so excited to read the book that they couldn't stop to wash their hands first. I've seen that this book should have 11 plates, in which case 2 plates are missing.
Size: 5" X 7 1/2"
199 pages

A Confederate General from Big Sur by Richard Brautigan 1964 - $26.00

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Description: Hardcover
Grove Press Inc 1964 (presumed 1st edition)
Condition: Fair to good condition. No dust jacket - a few stains on fore edge that do not seem to extend beyond 1/32" onto the pages. Cover is beginning to disconnect from the book. Hinging action is loose. but pages are snug and clean.
Size: 5 1/2" X 8 1/8"
159 pages

1943 hard cover Sixth Edition, "Benchley Beside Himself" by Robert Benchley, Drawings by Gluyas Williams
$13.00 incl. S&H

Published by Harper & Brothers.
304 pages.  5 7/8 inches x 8 1/4 inches. Average to good condition. There is a break in the binding on pg iii. and several pencil marks and stains. No dust jacket.

16 drawings by Gluyas Willams. Also includes over a dozen movie stills (ex. "An Hour For Lunch" - a short film where Benchley shows how to budget time during lunch hour BUT things do not go as planned.)


Felix Holt The Radical by George Eliot $18.00 incl. S&H

Wm. L. Allison Company, New York, Hard Cover
Stated: "The only Large Type Edition,"
464 pages
5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
No date  - owners name and '1898' written on front end paper
Condition - tight and clean - cover is worn and faded. Pages are uniformly aged.

The Book of A Thousand Nights And A Night Vol. II - Burton - $29.00

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The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night Volume II
Privately Printed by Burton, His statement is date 1885, but there is no indication of the publishing date. See the Wikipedia entry cited below for more precise date. Probably ca. 1905.
Numbered 725 of a limited edition of 1,000 - deckled pages - Gilt top edge.
" A Plain and Literal translation of The Arabian Nights' Entertainments, Now Entituled (sic) The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, with Introduction and explanatory Notes on the Manners and customs of Moslem men and a terminal essay Upon the History of the Nights. Vol II by Richard F. Burton"
Printed for the Burton Club for Private Subscribers Only
With several illustrations and profusely annotated.
From the 35th Night of Scheherazade's tales (if not the 34th night) through the 124th night.
Covers the following Stories:
Nur Al-Din Ali and the Damsel Anis Al-Jalis
Tale of Ghanim bin Ayyub, the Distraught, the Thrall o' Love.
Tale of the First Eunuch, Bukhayt.
Tale of the Second Eunuch, Kafur.
Tale of King Omar Bin Al-Nu'uman and his sons Sharrkan and Zau Al-Makan, and what befel them of things seld-seen and Peregrine.
Tale of Taj al-Muluk and the Princess Dunya (The Lover and the Loved).
Tale of Aziz and Azizah.

Burton's translation was one of two unabridged and unexpurgated English translations done in the 1880s - For more about this version of the translation see the Wikipedia entry. Condition: Good Condition - writing on free front endpaper.
Size: 6 5/8" X 9 3/4"
343 pages with index

The Works of Washington Irving, Volume VII, Oliver Goldsmith, Astoria - $21.00

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Astoria or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond The Rocky Mountains by Washington Irving © 1849 698 pages
Oliver Goldsmith 448 pages
The Stuyvesant Edition
G.P. Putnam's Sons NY - Date of this edition unknown
Burgundy cloth covered boards with blind decorative embossing
Condition: Good - Title page is loose. May have come out and been improperly glued in.
Size: 5 1/4" X 7 1/2"
698 + 448 pages

If you are interested in both Vol VII (Astoria / Goldsmith) & Vol V (Life of Washington), contact us. It will be cheaper due to the combined shipping. Note these are not numbered volumes from the same set, though they match in look.

The Works of Washington Irving, Life of George Washington, Spanish Papers Volume V - $21.00

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This Volume (Volume V) includes:
Life of Washington 515 pages with index - © 1857
Spanish Papers by Washington Irving - 568 pages - Arranged & Edited by Pierre Irving - © 1868
The Stuyvesant Edition
G.P. Putnam's Sons NY - Date of this edition unknown
Burgundy cloth covered boards with blind decorative embossing
Condition: Good
Size: " X "
515 + 568 pages

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Scottish Poets in America by John D, Ross (1889) $22.00 incl. S&H

Scottish Poets in America: With Biographical and Critical Notices
With Biographical and Critical Notices by John D, Ross (1889)
Published 1889 by Pagan & Ross NY.
Presumed First Edition. Staining on first 5 pages or so.
218 pages ads, 25 poets represented:
Brown (maroon?) embossed cloth covers with bright gilt lettering. Poets represented: Thomas C. Latto, Hew Ainslie, Duncan MacGregor Crerar, Daniel McIntyre Henderson, James Kennedy, William Lyle, Major-Gen. Donald Craig McCallum, William Murray, Donald Ramsay, Malcolm Taylor, Jr., Andrew Wanless, William Wilson, William MacDonald Wood, James D. Crichton, Dr. John M. Harper, Evan MacColl, Alexander M'Lachlan, Andrew McLean, Dr. John Massie, Prof. James C. Moffat, John Patterson, Hon. William Cant Sturoc, William Telford, Robert Whittet, Alexander Wingfield. Tissue guarded photographic frontispiece of Thomas C. Latto.

The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell Edited by Rev. W.A. Hill $35.00 w/S&H

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Campbell's Poems
While the Preface of this " New Edition" is dated 1851, this book was published by Thomas Y Crowell & Co. NY. who began publishing in 1876.
Ex Library copy received by library in 1891
xliii page preface + 311 pages + 4 pages Crowell ads
5" X 7 3/8"
Edges are gilded. Cover is beginning to separate at inner hinges. Good clean condition inside except for foxing in front on title page and accompanying illustration. See pictures.

1860s Shakespeare Histories Illustrated with actors of the day. Half Leather $125.00

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Description: Published by Johnson, Fry and Company New York (undated, but there are dates at the bottom of the illustrations)
This is one volume, Shakespeare's Histories, which would have been part of a set.

Illustrated title page: Center Scene is Titled Shakespeare Before Sir Thos. Lucy". Seven vignettes surround this picture in text on top and sides including a Queen holding a sword and a mask. The illustration across the bottom has a trumpeting herald on either side with a crown and armor laying between them. This page has a copyright of 1861. My guess is that this is also the date of printing and publication.
"The Complete Works of Shakespeare From The Original Text"
"New York"
"Johnson, Fry & Company" (with copyright registration information on the line across the very bottom)

A secondary Title page States:
The Complete Works of Shakespeare, From the Original Text;
Carefully Collated and Compared with the Editions of Halliwell, Knight and Collier
With Historical and Critical Introductions and Notes to Each Play:
A life of the Great Dramatist by Charles Knight
With new and finely selected steel engravings chiefly portraits in Character of Celebrated American Actors, Drawn from Life, Expressly for This Edition
Historical Plays
New York
Johnson, Fry and Company

The Historical Plays are:
King John
King Richard The Second
First Part of King Henry The Fourth
Second Part of King Henry The Fourth
King Henry The Fifth
First Part of King Henry The Sixth
Second Part of King Henry The Sixth
Third Part of King Henry The Sixth
King Richard The Third
King Henry The Eighth

Illustration for King John Act 2
Mr. James E Murdoch as Faulconbridge
copyright date 1859

Illustration for King John (Act 2 Sc. 1)
Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Kean as King John and Lady Constance
Copyright 1858

Illustration for King John Act 3 Sc. 1
Mrs. D. P. Bomers as Lady Constance
Engraved by J. C. Buttre
Copyright 1859

Illustration for King Richard II - Act 1 Scene 3
Mr. P. Richings as King Richard II
bottom right below illustration marked G. E. Price SC. (?Source Creator?)
Copyright 1858

Illustration for King Henry Part 1 Act V Scene 1
Mr Lester as Prince of Wales
marked Ulke Pinx(t) Phillibrown SC.
Copyright 1858

Illustration for Richard III Act 5 Sc. 2
Mr. Edwin Forrest as Richard III
Copyright 1858

Illustration for King Henry VIII Act 3 Sc. 2
Mr. C. W. Couldock as Cardinal Wolsey
F. A. Chapman del
S. Holyer SC
Copyright 1859

Good condition - minor foxing - see pictures - some wear on cover, bumped corners etc.
Size: 7 3/4" X 11"
454 pages - Numbered from 643 to 1097

Shakespeare's Complete Works 400 Illustrations by John Gilbert - $25.00

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Description: The Works of William Shakespeare Edited by Charles Knight with Nearly Four Hundred Illustrations by Sir John Gilbert, A.R.A.
Complete in One Volume
The John C. Winston Co. Philadelphia, Chicago, Toronto (no publishing date)
Condition: Fair but usable. Clean. Front cover is detached as well as front free endpaper to title page. See pictures
Size: 7 1/4" X 9 5/8"
1120 pages (2 Vol. published as one volume and numbered 560 for each.)

Shakespeare's Works Arundel Edition Gilbert Illustrated - $16.00

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The Arundel Poets
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Arranged in their Chronological Order
Edited by WG Clark & E. Aldis Wright
With an introduction to each play, adapted from the Shakespearean Primer of Professor Dowden
Illustrated by John Gilbert - 11 illustrations included (though the List of Illustrations page only lists 10).
New York The Arundel Publishing Co,. 1879
Condition: Poor condition. Seems to be complete, but the spine is missing and cover and pages are loose. Upper corner of boards and pages have been chewed . . . (see pics)
Size: 5 1/2" X 8"
1227 pages

Mrs. Stephens' Illustrated Monthly 1856 - 1857 - $72.00

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Description: Looks to be 13 months beginning July 1856 through July 1857
Beginning July 1856, Mrs. Ann Stephens began publishing a monthly magazine with serialized stories, short stories, essays, biographical sketches; slice-of-life sketches, fashion etc. most of which she had written, and many illustrations by J.A. Dallas - a few by Jerome Thompson American Art Journal 1982. This periodical only ran for a few years.

The original owner's name, Sophia J. Seeley is gilded on the front cover
Biographical info on Mrs. Ann Sophia Stephenshere and also here
Condition: Cover is in poor condition. The insides are in good clean condition Front cover is detached and the leather is scuffed to the point that the spine is no longer legible. Back cover is loose. Front cover is faded in a weird pattern, where apparently a smaller book sat on it for many years with part of it unprotected from sunlight. The insides are in good condition, though the quality of papers used in printing varies. See pictures (approximately 80 in all).
Size: " X "
290 + 290 + 54 pages

The Domestic Blunders of Women by A Mere Man - $19.00

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Description: Funk & Wagnalls 1900 First Edition
Written in a humorous and satirical tone, BUT clearly illustrates how far women have come. including chapter titles such as Domestic Inferno; Women's Ignorance of the Value of Money; The House Hideous etc.
The Domestic Blunders of Women by A Mere Man (Augustus Moore), Illustrated Yorick. Gibson Girl type illustration on cover.

unsourced quote: "Mere Man's bold and unsparing attack on woman's stronghold in the home, provoked at once, as must have been expected, a general uprising of the sex in strenuous defense of their position and capacities. Some few ranged themselves as his allies; but the greater number pelted him with arrow-flights of winged words, not always feathered with discretion, not ever pointed with keen logic, but, beyond question, shot with shrewd purpose and determined aim. Men also joined in the melee, and, no doubt, on both sides some shafts hit their mark."

Good Clean Condition
Size: 5" X 7 1/2"
198 pages

Saloon Sonnets with Sunday Flutings by Allen Norton 1914 - $29.00 incl. S&H

Copyright 1914 by Claire Marie
Printed March, 1914
48 pages
5 5/8" x 9 1/2"
Very good condition. Deckled pages. Cover showing dirt. Original owner's name inside front cover. Some foxing on the first few pages.

Wikipedia has a description of Allen Norton and his place in early 20th century poetry

Here's my favorite poem from the collection: (I'm no poetry critic, but it makes me think of a cross between Lewis Caroll and Bob Dylan.

The Last Supper

There are no toilets in the Kings' corridors,
And so the dames made busy in the house,
Dusting the spider legs from mouse to mouse
And battling with the beetles on all fours.
"Oh, who would be a suffragette?" said one,
"Nay, who would be a riddle:" said a third;
The second answered nothing, but in fun
Was running ribbons in the humming bird.

We cannot feed each beggar in the land,
But when the Queen gave me her velvet hand
And whispered the gipsy in my ear,
I bought her thistle sandwiches and beer,
And then amid the dashing of the steeds
We danced the Turkey Trot like centipedes.

A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations - $34.00 incl. S&H

"Comprising the Most Excellent and Appropriate Passages in the Old British Poets; with Choice and Copious Selections from the Best Modern British and American Poets"
Sarah Josepha Hale, Editor

Lippincott, Grambo & Company, Philadelphia, 1850. Hardcover Book
Condition: Fair; - Cover is red bown cloth on bindingand corners with a "rosewood" grain painted paper on top.The top, bottom & edges are frayed. There is a binding crack in inside cover. This is the earliest edition of this book that I know of. 576 pages - There's included a page calligrophied on both sides of 2 poems on yellowed lined paper: The Guardian Angel & Wail of Toe

Also it has one engraved plate titled "Portrait" Says painted by D Maclise Engraved by J Sartain

From Scorpion A Good Bad Horse

Scorpion: A Good Bad Horse by Will James 1936 $15.00 includes S&H

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Illustrated by the author
Grosset & Dunlap
No dust jacket - crack in the binding near front and back covers.
Clean inside
5 1/2" X 8 1/8"
247 pages

The Lovely Lynchs  by Magdalen King-Hall  $13.00 incl. S&H

Rinehart & Company, New York, 1947.
Hard cover. With Dust jacket.
"Copyright. 1946. First published in the United States in 1947"
272 p.
Published in England under the title 'How small a part of time.
5 3/4" x 8 1/2"

Very good condition - clean with tight binding ...a few lower corners are creased.. very mild must smell.

The story of Dolly & Jenny Lynch - 2 unsophisticated Irish girls of raw, unspoiled beauty thrown into the midst of the extremely artificial and wildly extravagant London life of the 1760's, an era characterized by professional beautiful women.

Signal Lights: a Story of Life on the Prairies by Louise Hopkins $18.00 incl. S&H

Louise M.Hopkins
C.M. Clark, Boston, 1906.
Hard Cover. Book Condition:
Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Very Good.
No Dust Jacket Dark blue/gray cloth boards.
6 illustrations
336 pages + 6 book ad pages
5" x 7 1/2"
Binding is still tight, but there is some wear showing at the hinge on the inside front cover. Original owners name and date on inside front endpaper. Also some writing on back endpaper. Some pages have light stains but overall a very clean, tight copy. The yellowing you see on the photo with illustration is actually on the protective cellophane page that goes w/ the illus.

"Weep Not For The Dead" by Michel Matveev 1935  $34.00 incl. S&H

A.A. Knopf (New York)
First American Edition Hardbound
No dust jacket
5 1/2" x 7 3/4"
good clean condition - there is some pivoting of the book covers, but the pages are still tight.

from Wikipedia - Joseph Constant (born Joseph Constantinovsky, 1892- October 3, 1969) was a Franco-Russian sculptor and writer of Jewish origin. As a sculptor, he adopted the name Joseph Constant, as a writer he used the pseudonym Michel Matveev. In 1933, he published Les Traqués in France, a tragic story of Jews travelling across Europe in search of a safe haven. Translated into English by Desmond Flower.

The Tower of Babel by Elias Canetti  $18.00 incl. S&H

Knopf, NY, 1947.
Hard Cover.
No Dust Jacket
First U.S. Edition. of the Nobel prize winning author's first book.
Translated by C.V. Wedgwood.
5 3/4" x 8 1/2"

Fair Condition - cover is faded - musty
Problem pages include: page 297 - 306 hole & tear in these pages;  bottom corner of 367- 376 torn & missing & some scrunching(see picture); pages 377- 384 some small tears and punctures. Some of these and possibly other pages look like they had been jabbed Except for the missing corners of 367 and its immediate neighbors, it is a readable copy to the best of my observations - see photos.

"Sting of Glory" A Novel About Women in Wartime Ann Willets 1954  $14.00 incl. S&H

Random House USA 1954
First printing
Very Good
Dust Jacket - some fraying on top binding ege of dust jacket.
5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
Sting of Glory" (1954) is a novel based on the author's World War II experience when she served as a civilian with the Office of Strategic Services, briefing and debriefing spies in Europe and North Africa.

Madame Curie by Eve Curie 1938 (in French) Half Leather - $29.00

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Description: Published by Gallimard, Paris, (1938) 294th edition
Reddish Brown half leather (Demi-cuir)
Gold lettering on binding
Marbled endpapers
Frontispiece portrait of Madame Curie in black and white
Eve Curie was the daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie. After the death of her mother in 1934 , she wrote this biography.
Condition: Some chipping of the leather on the headband and on the left side of the top 2 raised bands. Inside is clean, though the edition used a pulp page inside which has uniformly aged.
Size: 6" X 8"
311 pages

"Oeuvres de Jean Racine" The plays 1817 edition  $13.00 incl. S&H

Volume one - "Tome Premier"

Poor condition Front cover missing, backstrip is mostly gone. The binding is still good.
The Plays (Works) of Jean Racine in French
5 3/8" x 3 3/8" (24mo twentyfourmo)
268 pages. All pages seem to be here.
Back cover is marbled

German Pulp Fiction 1912 "Strange Tales" By J. Utecht $18.00 incl. S&H

Seltsame Geschichten (Strange Stories ?)
Die Wette um eine Million (The Million Dollar Bet?)
Im Auto quer durch Amerika. (Driving Across America?)
Abenteuerlicher Roman von J. Utecht (Adventure novel from J. Utecht)
Dust jacket on paper back
Good Condition - staining lower corner of pages
one color print and 2 b&w
5" x 7 1/4"
Utecht, J. (d. i. Josephine Schade-Hädicke)

Abenteuerlicher Roman. Mit einer bunten und drei
schwarzen Bilderbeilagen.
Heidenau-Nord: Dresden 1912

I found a listing of this book for sale in Germany. The best I could understand of the synopsis is:
Slightly utopian story melded to Jules Verne style adventure. About an inventor, Karl May, 
travelling with his improved "next generation"Automobile ...

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