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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.

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 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 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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