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  • Click on Image to expandAnderson, Sherwood :  Winesburg, Ohio.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1976. Limited Edition. Fine in bright green full leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine, gilt text stamping and decorations in the compartments and gilt decorations on the front and rear boards. The end papers are of silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. The edges of the text block are gilt. An octavo measuring 9" tall by 5 1/2" deep overall containing 273 pages of text illustrated with black and white drawings by Miki. One of The Franklin Library's volumes in The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature Series and one of the few American Classics which has never been out of print. A fine, bright copy with no names, dates or prior owner's book plates.
    TB25832  $80.00


  • Click on Image to expandAnonymous [Marsha A.]Moore):  Dinah.  New York: Charles Scribner, 1861. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in the publisher's original green pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and embossed borders on the boards. The end papers are brown clay covered. The end papers are lightly foxed but the text remains tight, bright and clean. A small octavo measuring 7 5/8" tall by 5 3/8" deep overall containing 466 pages of text. A very nice copy with no prior owner's names, dates or notations.
    TB18981  $60.00


  • Click on Image to expandBacon, Francis :  The Essayes Or Counsels Civill & Morall.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1980. Collector's Edition. Fine in full medium brown leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are gilt. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4" by 7" containing 190 pages of text. With an introduction by Christopher Morley. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. A tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB27196  $45.00


  • Click on Image to expandBlanchard, Laman (Editor):  George Cruikshank's Omnibus.  London: Tilt and Bogue, 1842. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in full polished tan calf covered boards by Riviere with five raised bands on the spine with gilt tool work with a gilt on black leather label in the compartments, gilt borders on the boards, gilt inside dentelles over dark blue paper end sheets. The top edge of the text block is gilt. The leather joints are worn and cracked but the hinges are tight and strong. The leather at the upper tips of the boards is worn through and there is a tiny 1/16" chip to the leather at the foot of the spine; and, there is an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. A small quarto measuring 9 1/8" tall by 5 1/2" deep containing 300 pages of text. Illustrated with twenty-two steel engraved plates and 78 wood engravings. Originally issued in wraps in nine individual parts. George Cruikshank (1792-1878), whose career spanned 60 years, was an English illustrator and caricaturist who was best known for his satirical portraits of English society and culture as well as being the illustrator for Charles Dickens' books: Sketches By Boz and Oliver Twist.
    TB22867  $250.00


  • Click on Image to expandBurton, Sir Richard F. :  Tales From The Arabian Nights.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1977. Limited Edition. Fine in full red, highly decorated, leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt tool work and text stamping in the compartments and with elaborate gilt tool work on the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk and there is a matching placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 8 1/2 by 6 1/4 inches containing 770 pages of text with full color plate illustrations of early Arabic artwork. One of the volumes in The Franklin Library's series of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, markings or prior owner's plates.
    TB29008  $90.00


  • Click on Image to expandCaldwell, Erskine :  God's Little Acre.  New York: The Viking Press and by The First Edition Library, 1933. Facsimile First Edition Library Reprint. Fine in 1/4 black cloth covered boards with orange text and orange and green horizontal rules on the spine and front board. A 12mo measuring 7 3/8" by 5". In a fine, facsimile, unclipped dust jacket with the "FEL" logo on the rear flap. Both the book and its dust jacket are contained within a near fine slip case covered with light gray cloth with reproductions of the front and rear panels of the dust jacket on the panels of the slip case. The sides of the slip case are slightly soiled and the cloth is rubbed at two of the corners of the open end. Laid-in is The First Edition Library's points of issue card describing the printing history of this title. 303 pages of text. This is the First Edition Library's exact (facsimile) reproduction of the first edition of the book to include all the issue points that were present in the original first printing.
    TB28349  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandCarroll, Lewis :  Lewis Carroll's Alice Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.  Berkeley: University of California Press, (1983). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 royal blue buckram and light blue paper covered boards with metallic blue text stamping on the spine. A folio measuring 13 3/8 by 8 3/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. This is first trade edition of "The Pennyroyal Edition'" as designed and illustrated by Barry Moser. 167 pages of text with illustrations throughout by Barry Moser.
    TB29244  $175.00


  • Click on Image to expandCarroll, Lewis :  Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland.  Berkeley: University of California Press, (1982). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 bright red buckram and light purple paper covered boards with metallic purple text stamping on the spine. A folio measuring 13 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. This is first trade edition of "The Pennyroyal Edition'" as designed and illustrated by Barry Moser. 146 pages of text with illustrations throughout by Barry Moser.
    TB29245  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandCather, Willa :  O'Pioneers!.  n.p.: Westvaco, 2000. Limited Edition. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with illustrated end papers and a dark blue placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket; but, contained in a fine illustrated paper covered slip case. Laid-in is a presentation slip signed by an officer of Westvaco. The 2000 edition of the Westvaco American Classic Series making it the 43rd volume in their series. Originally published in 1913. 262 pages of text.
    TB23100  $40.00


  • Cervantes, Miguel de :  The Ingenious gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1979. Limited Edition. Fine in dark brown cloth covered boards with two raised bands on the spine with gilt text stamping and gilt decorations in the compartments with gilt decorations on the front and rear boards. The end papers are illustrated paper and the edges of the text block are gilt. An octavo measuring 9" by 5 1/2" containing 625 pages of text illustrated by Jose and Luis Jimeniz Aranda. A handsome volume with no ownership marks, notations or bookplates.
    TB23521  $40.00


  • Click on Image to expandCervantes, Miguel De Saaverda:  Don Quixote De La Mancha.  London: T. McLean, Bookseller and Publisher, 1819. . A complete four volume set in very near fine condition in full tan leather covered boards with four raised bands on each spine, with two gilt stamped leather labels and gilt tool work in the compartments and with gilt borders around the edges of the boards and gilt dentelles on the turn-ins and marbled paper for the end sheets. The edges of the text blocks are stained light yellow. All four volumes are small octavos measuring 8" by 5" with the leather at the heads of the spine lightly worn and rubbed and the leather at the head of Volume I has very shallow chipping of no more than 1/8". The binding is by Trout & Sons. There is an early prior owner's name in pencil at the upper edge of the second free end pages of volumes II, III and IV. Without dust jackets. Illustrated with 24, hand-colored, full page engravings "from drawings designed expressly for this edition." Translated from the original Spanish by Charles Jarvis. An extremely handsome, tight and clean set!
    TB26033  $1000.00


  • Click on Image to expandColeridge, Samuel Taylor :  The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner.  New York: The Heritage Club, (1938). Heritage Club Edition. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/2" with bumps to the upper fore corners of the boards. Without a dust jacket as issued; however the book is in a very good paper covered slip case with a repair to the bottom of the case. Laid-in at the front of the book is The Heritage Sandglass monthly newsletter describing this book. Unpaginated, containing approximately 68 pages of text. Illustrated with line art drawings on each page within the text and eight color plates all by Gordon Grant. A clean and handsome copy free of any prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28069  $25.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesConrad, Joseph :  Lord Jim A Tale.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1959. . Very near fine in 1/4 black leather and decorated paper covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 3/4 inches with minor wear to the leather at the head of the spine and with a prior owner's address label at the upper edge of the first free end page. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within the original, light blue, cloth covered slip case which is in very good condition with tanning around all edges. One of only 1,500 copies printed and this copy is identified as "AH" indicating that it is a presentation copy as stated on the blind embossed seal at the lower corner of the page. Additonally, this page is signed by the illustrator Lynd Ward. 407 pages of text. Illustrated with a color frontispiece, a single color lithographic plate and two, double page, color lithographs and multiple black and white lithographs by Lynd Ward.
    TB29831  $135.00


  • Click on Image to expandCrane, Stephen :  The Red Badge of Courage An Episode of the American Civil War.  n. p.: Westvaco, West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, 1968. Limited Edition. Fine in full black, pebbled leather covered boards with gilt text on the spine, blind embossing on the front board and decorated end sheets. It is important to note that a circular hole 7/16" (the same as a .45 caliber bullet) in diameter has been drilled through the front board and the first 190 pages of text. This hole does not effect any of the printed text as it is placed in the lower margin of each page. This hole was deliberately produced by the publisher and printer to provide a more realistic appearance for the book. Splashes of "blood" appear on many pages throughout the entire text. As a result of this treatment this volume has since been dubbed the "Red Badge of Courage with the bullet hole". Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a very good+, paper covered slip case with tanning to three side and rubbing at two corners. Part of the preface to the book is a facsimile reprint of the illustrations which appeared in the Rules for the Management and Cleaning of the Rifle Musket, Model 1863 for The Use of Soldiers with Descriptive Plates. These plates provide a detailed perspective of the hardware and mechanics for this rifle which was standard issue to troops in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. 203 pages of text with illustrations as aforementioned. The Westvaco Christmas release of 1968 which was the 11th volume in the series. An extremely unusual and highly prized volume in the Westvaco collection of Christmas classics.
    TB29242  $100.00


  • Crane, Stephen :  The Red Badge of Courage.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1980. Collector's Edition. Fine in full salmon colored leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring 10" tall by 6 3/4" deep containing 170 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by John Steuart Curry. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no prior owner's markings, names or book plates.
    TB23797  $60.00


  • Click on Image to expandDana, Richard Henry :  Two Years Before the Mast.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1977. Limited Edition. Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with extensive gilt tool work and text stamping in the compartments and with gilt decorations on the front and rear boards. The end papers are of black silk and there is a matching placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measurng 8 1/2" by 6" containing 555 pages of text with drawings and wood cuts by Ronald Keller. This is one of the volumes in the Franklin Press' series of The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. A classic of literature of which provides an authentic narrative of a merchant seaman on a square rigged sailing vessel during the early 1800's. This narrative also provides one of the earliest accounts of Spanish California in the English language. An extremely handsome volume with no names, dates, markings or prior owner's book plates.
    TB27361  $65.00


  • Click on Image to expandDana, Richard Henry :  Two Years Before The Mast A Personal Narrative Of Life At Sea.  New York: Random House, 1936. Special Limited Edition. Very good+ in cloth covered boards with brown text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2 by 6 1/4 inches with smooth cut pages at the top of the text block and rough cut pages on the fore and lower edges. The cloth on the spine shows both very faint foxing and what is probably insect damage (silver fish) causing a splotchy area in the middle of the spine; and, two 1/2" oval dampness stains to the top edge of the text block. On of only 1,000 copies printed 464 pages of text. Illustrated with fourteen plates.
    TB28544  $40.00


  • Click on Image to expandDarwin, Charles :  The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1979. Collector's Edition. Fine in full black leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto of 10 1/4 tall by 7 1/2 inches containing 362 pages of text. 362 pages including an index, text with illustrations by Fritz Kredel. Illustrated with drawings by Fritz Kredel. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB29354  $60.00


  • Click on Image to expandde, Guy Maupassant:  The Tales of Guy De Maupassant.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1977. Collector's Edition. Near fine in full bright red leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6 1/2" containing 472 pages of text. Some of the gilt filled tool work on the front board has deteriorated and is missing. Based on the translations of Lafacadio Hearn and others. Illustrated with drawings by Gunter Bohmer and with an introduction by Justin O'Brien. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. Other than the missing gilt on the front board, this is a very handsome, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB23379  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandDefoe, Daniel :  The Life & Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1976. Limited Edition. Fine in gilt decorated, full dark blue leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine, gilt text and decorations on the spine and front and rear boards with a gilt embossed anchor on both boards. The edges of the text block are gilt , the end sheets are silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. A special edition prepared for subscribers to The Easton Press' Greatest Books Ever Written series. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6" containing 299 pages of text and illustrated with color embellishments by Edward A. Wilson. A handsome, clean and tight copy with a blank Easton Press book plate on the front paste down ready to take the name of its next owner.
    TB25691  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expand[Defoe, Daniel]:  The Life And Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner.  London: W. Lane, 1790. Printing of 1790. Both volumes of this complete two volume set are in very good+ condition in full, 18th century speckled calf with a more recently performed, and very professionally done, reback also of calf with the original red leather title labels on the spines with gilt rules. Both volumes are 16mo measuring 6 3/4 by 3 7/8 inches with an early prior owner's book plate on the first free end page of volume I. The leather on the tips of the boards is worn through. Volume I contains 288 pages of text and is illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and three engraved plates. Volume I contains 275 pages of text and is illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and three engraved plates. The bindings are tight, the pages are clean and free of foxing and tanning. A very handsome set.
    TB28580  $300.00


  • Click on Image to expandDickens, Charles :  A Tale Of Two Cities.  London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. First Edition, First Issue. Professionally re-backed preserving much of the original back strip and the blind embossed, red cloth covered boards with new end sheets. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches. Overall in very good plus condition with slight foxing to the engraved title pages. Page 243/244 has a 1 1/2" closed tear at the lower edge which has been repaired. The plate facing page 72 has been professionally reattached; however, its extreme lower edge is soiled. The top edge of the text block is soiled. 254 pages of text followed by the publisher's Catalogue of Books 32 pages dated November, 1859. With 14 plates and the frontispiece and the vignette titlepage by H. K. Browne ['Phiz']. The list of plates shows the signature letter "b", the page number error on 213 is present as is the misspelling of "affectionately" on page 134, line 12, all of which evidence this copy as a first issue. (Eckel p.86, Podeschi, A143; Smith 13)
    TB29375  $6500.00


  • Click on Image to expandDickens, Charles with illustrations by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech: The Chimes: A Goblin Story Of Some Bells That Rang An Old Year Out And A New Year In..  London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. First Edition, First State.. Good+ in original, decorated red, horizontal-ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board and with all edges of the text block gilt. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" by 4" with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed and the cloth at the lower tips of the boards is worn through. The cloth on the boards is lightly soiled and there is a very early prior owner's name in ink with an unreadable date on the front paste down. This is the very uncommon first state of the first edition with "Chapman & Hall" as part of the engraving of the vignette title page. 175 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece, engraved title page and eleven engravings in the text by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech. (Smith: Dickens in Original Cloth vol. II, 5 p. 34)
    TB26992  $1200.00


  • Click on Image to expandDickens, Charles with illustrations by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech: The Cricket On The Hearth A Fairy Tale Of Home..  London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First Edition, First State. . Very good in original, decorated red, vertical-ribbed cloth covered boards although professionally rebacked preserving the original gilt stamped and decorated back strip and the original pale yellow end sheets. The front board is decorated with gilt text and the image of a fireplace. All edges of the text block are gilt. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" by 4" and protected in a beautiful, full leather (goat) clam shell box with gilt text stamping on the spine. Per Walter E. Smith's bibliography: Charles Dickens In The Original Cloth, this is a first state copy as evidenced by the first advertisement page at the rear of the book which highlights the book Oliver Twist without any mention of it being a "New Edition". 174 pages of text followed by two pages of advertisements for other books by the author. lllustrated with a frontispiece, engraved title page and twelve engravings by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech. (Smith: Dickens in Original Cloth vol. II, 8 p. 62)
    TB26994  $1000.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesDickens, Charles :  The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First Edition, First printing. Very good in a fine more recent 3/4, dark green leather and light green cloth covered boards with gilt rules at the edges of the leather and with five raised bands on the spine with gilt gilt tooling and text in the compartments. There are three early prior owner's names with dates of 1838, 1893 and 1918 written in ink on the title page. The preliminaries show some soiling and minor foxing. With the exception of the illustrated plates, the bulk of the text is free from foxing or tanning. Without a dust jacket as issued. The book is contained within a fine, green cloth covered, double slip case. This is the first book edition with all of the issue points present to include two chapter IIIs with the signature mark of "E", the half title page and the directions to the binder/errata. 609 pages with forty-three illustrations by R. Seymour and "Phiz". (Smith, vol. 1, 3) An extremely handsomely bound book.
    TB22492  $900.00


  • Click on Image to expandDickens, Charles :  The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1844. First Edition in book form. Very good+ in elaborate full leather (calf) covered boards with gilt borders on the front and rear boards, five raised bands on the spine with red morocco, title labels with gilt text in two of the compartments with gilt tool work in the others. The end sheets are marbled with gilt inner dentelles that have offset to the edges of the first and last free end pages. The top edge of the text block is gilt. The binding is by Ramage of London as can be seen by that firm's gilt embossed line on the front paste down just above the dentelle. There is a small prior owner's book plate on the front pastedown, the same name with an address is stamped on the first free end page and the name appears again in ink on the second free end page. While the hinges are tight and sound the joints are rubbed; and have startied. An octavo measuring 8 3/16" tall by 5 1/4" containing 624 pages of text. Illustrated with 40 engraved plates by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). This is a mixed state first edition with the transposed pound sign on the sign-post on the vignette title page; but, with the second issue, fourteen-line errata page. (Gimbel/Podeschi, A72; Smith, 65-67; Eckel, p83)
    TB22114  $675.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesDickens, Charles :  Dealings With The Firm of Dombey and Son Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First Edition in book form. Very near fine in in a late 19th century binding of 3/4 pebbled, black leather covered boards over marbled paper with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments, marbled end pages and the top edge of the text block is gilt. There is a minor area of 1/2" by 1/8" at the upper edge of the spine area where the leather is rubbed and the paper edge at the lower edges of the boards is rubbed through in one small area. The hinges are tight and strong. An octavo measuring 8 9/16" tall by 5 1/2" deep containing 624 pages. Tipped-in at the second free end page (and before the fly title page) is the front wrapper from #3 of the original part. Illustrated with 38 engraved plates and a frontispiece by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). An eight line errata page follows the list of illustrations. The word "Captain” is spelled correctly on the last line of page 324. (Eckel, p74)
    TB20035  $650.00


  • Click on Image to expandDickens, Charles :  Little Dorrit.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857. First Edition, first issue in book form. Very good- in elaborate full leather (calf) covered boards with gilt borders on the front and rear boards, five raised bands on the spine with red morocco, title labels with gilt text in two of the compartments with gilt tool work in the others. The end sheets are marbled with gilt inner dentelles which have offset to the edges of the first and last free end pages. The top edge of the text block is gilt. The binding is by Ramage of London as can be seen by that firm's gilt embossed line on the front paste down just above the dentelle. The front hinge and joint have failed leaving the front board attached only with thin Japanese tissue. The leather on the spine is somewhat tanned. The rear hinge and joint are tight. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and the same owner's stamped name and address on the first free end page. Both boards are a slightly bowed. Illustrated with 40 engraved plates by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). An octavo measuring 8 3/16" tall by 5 1/4" deep containing 625 pages of text. This is the first Issue of the publication identified by "Rigaud" rather than "Blandois" on pages 469, 470, 472, and 473 and with the signature mark "B2" on page 371. (Gimbel/Podeschi, A141; Smith, 91-93; Eckel, p83)
    TB22113  $275.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesDickens, Charles :  Life And Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.  Philadlphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841. . Very good+ in gray-green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/2" with tanning to the cloth on the spine and around the edges of the boards with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and with the last three pages of the text showing a faint water mark at the upper margins with no impact on the illustrations. Without a dust jacket. Unpaginated. The volume is a collection of the illustrated plates by "Phiz" collected from Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and redrawn by Yeager. 39 engraved plates (separated with tissue guards) including the frontispiece portrait of Dickens of 40 listed in the contents. Printed by T. K. and P. G. Collins and stereotyped by J. Fagan. (Gimbel, A43
    TB26297  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandDumas, Alexander :  The Count of Monte Cristo (Two volumes).  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1941. Special Easton Press Edition. Both volumes of this complete set are fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with gilt tool work on the boards with four raised bands on the spines with gilt tool work and gilt text stamping between the compartments with silk end papers and a silk placement ribbon sewn into the head of the spines and with gilt edges to the text blocks. Two small quartos each measuring 9 by 6 inches. There is some minor, hardly noticeable loss of the gilt decorations on the front board of volume I. Laid-in at the front of volume I is the publisher's four page "notes from the archives". Four volumes combined into two comprising a total of 1,237 pages of text and with illustrations throughout by Lynd Ward and with an introduction by Andre Maurois. This set is one in The Easton Press' collection of Famous Editions. A beautiful set with no names, dates, markings or prior owner's book plates.
    TB28874  $235.00


  • Eliot, George :  Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe.  London and New York: J. M Dent & Co. and E. P. Button & Co., 1905. Reprint. Near fine in full, light brown, polished calf with five raised bands on the spine with dark brown leather spine labels with gilt text in two of the compartments together with gilt tool work in the others. All edges of the text block are gilt and there are twin gilt borders around the edges of the boards and gilt doublers on the leather turn-ins over marbled paper end sheets. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 4 3/8 inches with foxing to the first and last end sheets. 262 pages of text. Illustrated with "twenty-four colored illustrations by C. E. Brooke" on plates. An extremely handsome volume in an exquisite binding.
    TB30149  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandEmerson, Ralph Waldo :  The Essays Of Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1979. Collector's Edition. Fine in full medium brown leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A quarto measuring 11 3/4" by 8 1/4" containing 262 pages of text. A collection of twelve essays from Emerson's first and second series of lectures. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB27206  $60.00


  • Faulkner, William :  The Sound and the Fury.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1976. Limited Edition. Fine in gilt decorated, full, black leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine and gilt edges to the text block. The boards are decorated with gilt tool work. The end papers are silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. With line art illustrations by Allan Mardon. One of the volumes in the Franklin Library's collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time series. A small 8vo measuring 8 1/2" tall by 5 7/8" deep containing 343 pages. A beautiful, tight and clean volume with no prior owner's book plates or markings of any kind.
    TB26575  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandFitzgerald, F. Scott :  Tales of the Jazz Age.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. First Edition, Second State. Good in the original dark green cloth covered boards. Front and rear hinges broken, cloth at heel of spine worn through. All four tips are bumped or heavily worn. The spine lettering has completely faded. Without its issued dust jacket. 317 pages of text. A collection of eleven of Fitzgerald's short stories. This is the issue with "an" corrected to "and" on line 6 of page 232. (Brucolli, A9.i.a.)
    TB27579  $150.00


  • Click on Image to expandFlaubert, Gustave :  Madame Bovary.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1978. Collector's Edition. Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An small quarto measuring 10" tall by 6 1/4" deep containing 348 pages of text. Illustrated with Pierre Brissaud and with wood cuts by Theo Schmied. With an introduction by Jacques De Lacretelle. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names or dates or book plates.
    TB27197  $65.00


  • Franklin, Benjamin :  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1976. Collector's Edition. Near fine in full dark brown leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. About 25% of the gilt in the embossed areas on the front board is worn off; else, fine. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring 10" tall by 6 3/8" deep containing 233 pages of text. "Printed from the manuscript as Franklin wrote it..." Illustrated with line drawings by William Sharp and with a frontispiece portrait of Franklin by Robert Shore. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series. A tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB23809  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandFreeman, Douglas Southall :  Lee's Lieutenants A Study in Command (Three volume set).  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1991. Collector's Edition. All three volumes of this complete set are in fine condition in full gray leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. Each is an octavo of 9 by 5 3/4 inches. Several very small areas of the gilt is rubbed from the fore and lower edges of the text blocks on all three volumes. Volume I contains 773 pages including an index, appendices and text followed by a two page map. Volume II contains 760 pages including an index, an appendix and text. Volume III contains 862 pages including an index, appendices and text followed by a two page map. A beautiful, tight and clean set with no names, dates or notations.
    TB29947  $130.00


  • [Hale, Edward Everett]:  The Man Without A Country.  Boston: Ticknor And Fields, 1863. First Edition, First Printing. Very good in original, printed, thin paper wraps over an adhesive and stab sewn binding. A small quarto of 9 3/4 by 6 3/8 inches with the front cover secured with older adhesive tape to the spine and rear cover. The front cover is missing a diagonal chip from the upper fore corner, it is slightly worn at its lower edge with several short closed tears and there is a early gift inscription in ink at its upper edge. The rear cover is missing a 1 1/2 inch chip from its upper fore corner and has a number of small chips and a 3/4 closed tear to its fore edge. The contents are in very clean condition with no signs of damage, tanning or foxing. This is the first appearance of the title with no attribution given to the author, Edward Everett Hale. This first printing is contained in Ticknor and Fields' magazine: The Atlantic Monthly, Devoted to Literature, Art and Politics, dated December, 1863 being issue number 74 of Volume XII. It contains pages 665 to 796 followed by an index of two pages for Volume XII. It is only in this index that attribution is given to Hale for this title. In 1865 Ticknor and Fields published this title as a separate, free standing volume of 23 pages, again without attribution to the author. Other contributors in this issue are by Louis Argazzi, Francis Wayland, Jr., H. T. Tuckerman and others. This copy is contained within a fine, tri-fold, dark green cloth covered chemise which is then contained within a matching dark green slip case with a black leather with gilt text title block fixed to the closed end of the slip case. It is a short story of treason, exile and restored patriotism. Although written during the Civil War to harness support for the Union cause it remains a classic of American literature. A highly collectible copy in an exceedingly handsome presentation.
    TB30135  $1200.00


  • Click on Image to expandHamilton, Alexander James Madison & John Jay:  The Federalist or The New Constitution.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1979. . Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 8 7/8" by 5 5/8 inches containing 601 pages of text. With an introduction by Carl Van Doren. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB29695  $65.00


  • Click on Image to expandHarris, Joel Chandler :  Sister Jane Her Friends and Acquaintances.....  Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1896. First Edition mixed state. Very good in decorated, smooth, light green cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark green title block stamped on the spine with a circular title block stamped on the front board. The head of the spine has two short (1/4") tears to the cloth and the heel has modest rubbing with slight shelf wear to the lower edges of the boards. There is a faint, narrow dampness stain to the fore edge of the text block which does not impact the text. This appears to be a mixed state first edition with the blank fly leaf at both the front and rear of the text but with preliminaries and gatherings of <1@4, 2-23@8, 24@6>. (BAL 7138)
    TB15330  $87.50


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesHawthorne, Nathaniel :  The Scarlet Letter, A Romance.  Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1850. First Edition, First Issue. Very good+ in its original, blind stamped, brown cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine . A 12mo of 7 1/8 by 4 1/2 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn down to the edge of the text block, light wear to the tips of the boards, the front and rear hinges are starting, the binding is slightly cocked and there is an early (1859) gift inscription on the blank page immediately following the ads in pencil. The contents are clean, tight and free of tanning and foxing. This copy is protected within a fine, light brown, cloth covered slip case. This copy contains the 4 pages of preliminary ads dated March 1, 1850 making in one of the first issues. 322 pages of text. Only 2,500 copies of the first edition were printed. A classic of American literature set in Puritan New England. (BAL, 7600)
    TB29386  $3500.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesHawthorne, Nathaniel :  Tanglewood Tales, For Girls and Boys; Being A Second Wonder-Book.  Boston: Ticknor, Reed, And Fields, 1853. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in original green, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt decorations on the spine and decorated embossed front and rear boards. At the front of the book is the publisher's eight pages of ads dated August 1853 listing this title as "Just Out" and without a price. There is a Christmas, 1853 gift inscription on the first page following the ads. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" by 4 1/4" with some of the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn through to the underling spine lining and the cloth at the lower tips of the boards also slightly worn through. There is an early prior owner's small book plate on the front paste down. The book is contained within a recent, cloth covered chemise and a 1/4 leather and green cloth slip case with gilt text stamping and raised bands on the spine end. 336 pages of text. A collection of six short stories based on Greek mythology and written for children. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and six plates by Hammatt Billings. This is the printing with only the imprint of Boston Stereotype Foundry and no mention of the printer, Geo. C. Rand on the copyright page which conforms to the earliest printed copies as noted by Jacob Blanck in Peter Parley to Penrod. (BAL, 7614; Peter Parley to Penrod, p.10)
    TB28456  $1500.00


  • Click on Image to expandHawthorne, Nathaniel :  The House of Seven Gables A Romance.  Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. First Edition, First Issue. Recently rebound in fine condition in 1/4 light brown calf and marbled paper covered board with a dark brown leather title label with gilt text on the spine and with gilt borders on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/16" by 4 3/8" containing 344 pages of text with out the publisher catalog. The original, light yellow first and last free end pages are present. On the first free end page an early prior owner's name appears in ink together with the date of "April 14th 1851". The pages of the text are all bright, clean and free of tanning and free of any foxing. This is a first edition, first issue copy with the letters "t" and the "h" battered on the first and second lines of page 149. The prior owner's date of April 14th 1851 provides additional support to the fact that this is the first issue as the second printing was published in April 1851 and corrected the battered type on page 149. One of Hawthorne's most famous novels and considered a classic of early American literature. Hawthorne believed this to be his best work, even better than his more famous The Scarlet Letter. Hawthorne considered this title to be his best novel. A collectible first edition, first issue copy is quite uncommon. This copy is stunning! (BAL 7604; Bruccoli/Clark - p. 172)
    TB28439  $800.00


  • Click on Image to expandHawthorne, Nathaniel :  The Scarlet Letter.  New York: The Grolier Club , 1908. Reprint of 1908. Near fine in 1/4 brown, ribbed cloth and tan paper covered boards with gilt text and rules on the spine and a red embossed letter "A" surrounded by gilt decorations on the front board. A quarto measuring 11" by 7 1/2" with a few of the pages opened roughly and minor wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without a dust jacket. One of only 303 copies from the second edition of the title and printed on French hand-made paper. 325 pages of text and illustrated with 13 plates black and white plates each of which is duplicated with a color version and separated with a tissue guard. An extremely handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27580  $275.00


  • Click on Image to expandHawthorne, Nathaniel :  The Scarlet Letter A Romance.  New York: Cheshire House, 1931. Limited Edition. Very good+ in black cloth covered boards with a brown leather title label in gilt on the spine and a large red, letter "A" on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/2" with the cloth on the spine faded and the leather label creased and cracked and only a very small chip at its upper edge which does not impact on any of the gilt text. Without a dust jacket. One of only 1,200 copies printed with this copy identified as number 1171. 321 pages of text with black and white illustrations by Joanne Pursell.
    TB27634  $35.00


  • Click on Image to expandHemingway, Ernest :  Across The River And Into The Trees.  New York: Charles Scribner's, 1950. First Edition, First printing. Recently rebound in 1/4 crimson Harmatan goatskin leather with two gilt stamped black leather spine labels and black cloth covered boards retaining the author's original gilt reproduced signature on the front board with marbled end sheets and leather reinforced hinges. Without its issued dust jacket. 308 pages of text. This is an exquisitely bound book of one of Hemingway's last titles. The contents are fine with no damage to the pages and with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB20173  $175.00


  • Click on Image to expandHilton, James :  Goodby Mr. Chips!.  London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1934. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in royal blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. With printed end sheets. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 5 1/2" with a dated gift inscription on the front paste down, faint spotting to the preliminaries and to the three most rear end pages. In a good, price clipped, wrap around dust jacket by Bip Pares with 3/4" deep chips from the upper corners of the spine area, a 1" deep by 1/2" wide chip to the lower edge of the same, several closed tears and creases to the lower edge of the front panel and soiling to the panels and spine area. 128 pages of text illustrated with four wood block engravings by Bip Pares. The classic story of a retired schooltmaster's memories during his years at a public school at the turn of the last century.
    TB26184  $200.00


  • Click on Image to expandHope, Anthony :  The Prisoner of Zenda.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1966. Collector's Edition. Fine in full dark brown leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring 10" by 6 1/2" containing 188 pages of text. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's four page collector's notes. Illustrated with drawings by Donald Spencer and with an introduction by S. C. Roberts. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The Collector's Library of Famous Edition. A very handsome, tight, clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB25944  $65.00


  • Click on Image to expandIrving, Washington :  The Works of Washington Irving.  London: John Murray, G. P. Putnam, Colburn & Bently and W. Wright, 1821 to 1859. Various editions and Various Issues. All twenty volumes of this complete set are in near fine condition in 3/4 crushed green levant morocco and marbled paper covered boards. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt, the end sheets are a matching marbled paper, the spines have five raised bands with gilt text in two of the compartments and gilt decorations and devices in the other compartments. The bindings are by "Trout Binder" being Samuel Trout of London who was a bookbinder during the mid to late 1800s. Each volume is an octavo measuring 8 3/4 by 5 1/2" inches. This set consists of the following volumes by Washington Irving: Four volumes of A History Of The Life and Voyages Of Christopher Columbus dated 1828 and is a first edition, third issue [to wit: Both volumes 1 and 2 show a ":" after "London" on the title page. Page 322 in volume I is misnumbered "232". Page 60 of volume III is missing its page number. The imprint at the end of volume III appears on page 415.] Five volumes of Life Of George Washington. Volume 1 is a second printing of 1856 published by G. P. Puntnam of New York; volume 2 is a first edition dated 1855 also by Putnam with the note of error on page 519; volume 3 is a first edition dated 1856 by Putnam lacking the "inserted slip with note by publisher"; volume 4 is a first edition by Putnam dated 1857; volume 5 is a Putnam first edition dated 1859. Two volumes of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. is a "New Edition" dated 1822 by John Murray of London; Two volumes of Tales Of A Traveller dated 1824 and published by John Murray is a British first edition which appeared shortly before the American edition was printed. It is the second state as it contains the "spurious" notice on page 395 of volume 2. Two volumes of Bracebridge Hall; or, The Humorists is dated 1822 and published by John Murray of London. It is the third state of the first British Edition which initially came out only a couple of days after the first US edition was printed. (Note: there is a long tear to page 93/94 which has been professionally repaired...probably with this binding.) Two volumes of The Alhambra dated 1832 and published by Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley of London which was the first British edition. (The publisher's ads for volume 2 were stripped out for this binding.) Two volumes of Lives Of Mahomet And His Successors is dated 1850 and published by John Murray of London and was the first British edition and was printed from the American plates. Lastly, is a single volume of a second British edition of A Humourous History Of New York From The Beginning Of The World published by W. Wright of London, dated 1821. (Blackburn 11, 15, 23, 25, 27, 32, 41 and 42;
    TB28482  $2400.00


  • Click on Image to expandIrving, Washington :  Bracebridge Hall; or, The Humorists.  London: John Murray, 1822. First Edition, First printing. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition in recently rebacked 3/4 leather and green, pebbled cloth covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with the original gilt on red leather title labels in the compartments. The edges of the text blocks are speckled. Both volumes are small octavos measuring 8" tall by 5" deep. Both volumes have an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste downs and there is offsetting from the overlaid leather onto the end sheets. Minor foxing and tanning exists in the pages of the text blocks. Volume I contains 393 pages of text and volume II contains 403 pages of text. The points existing on leaf 93-94 of volume I and pages 403 and 404 indicate that this is the first state of the first edition of this title. Although the English edition appeared two days after the American edition was released the English edition contains a number of alternations to the text made by Irving which do not appear in the American edition. As a result the British first edition is considerably different from the American first. (Langfeld/Blackburn p. 24; and, BAL 10110) A very attractive and clean set.
    TB23066  $200.00


  • Click on Image to expandIrving, Washingon :  Rip Van Winkle A Posthumous Writing Of Diedrich Knickerbocker.  New York: Limited Editions Club, 1930. . Very good in full dark green leather covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 3/4" by 6 1/2" with the top edge of the text block gilt and with the leather on the spine faded to a dark tan and with rubbing and light wear to the edges of the boards. Without a dust jacket and missing its original slip case. One of only 1,500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 326 and signed by Frederick W. Goudy the type designer. 57 pages with occasional line art illustrations by Felix Darley.
    TB27592  $150.00


  • Click on Image to expandIrving, Washington :  Wolfert's Roost and Other Papers, Now First Collected.  New York: G. P. Putnam & Co., 1855. First Edition, possible third printing. Very good in the publisher's original blind stamped, green cloth covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt stamped sketch on the front board and with light yellow end sheets. The back strip has a 1" long closed tear to the cloth in a horizontal direction which has been professionally repaired. There is considerable wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine with the cloth worn through at the head of the spine. There is a early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and the rear hinge is cracked and separated. The rear hinge has been professionally repaired. 383 pages of text followed by 12 pages of ads from the publisher. Illustrated with a double frontispiece. A collection of 32 short stories or articles all of which previously appeared in periodicals or books. (Langeld/Blackburn, p. 44; BAL 10188) While the publisher's ads at the rear of the text are dated "Feb'y ., 1855" this may be a third printing as the publisher's address reads "10 Park Place" while the first and second printings show an address of "12 Park Place". It was in the short story, "The Creole Village" that Irving again coined a new phrase for the American public. It was the first use of the term "the almighty dollar". (Brain Jay Jones: Washington Irving An American Original)
    TB22723  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandIrving, Pierre M. :  The Life And Letters of Washington Irving.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1885-1886. Revised and Condensed in three volumes. All three volumes of this three volume set are in very good+ condition in decorated dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines and a gilt decorations on the front boards. All three volumes are 16mo measuring 6 1/2" x 4" deep. The front hinges of volumes 1 and 3 are cracked but have been professionally repaired. There is a rent to the cloth of 3/4" at the rear edge of the spine to volume 3. Vol. 1 contains 442 pages of text; volume 2 contains 438 pages; and, volume 3 contains 425 pages of text.
    TB23111  $60.00


  • Irving, Washington :  Salmagundi: Or, the Whim-Whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq. and Others.  New York: G. P. Putnam, 1859. Reprint of 1859. A 12mo measuring 7" by 5" in very good- condition in the publisher's original pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. The end sheets are light yellow paper and there is what may be a dampness stain to the first 84 pages of the text to only the lower fore corner of the pages in the area of the margin, none of which impacts on the text. "This volume apparently follows the text of the second American edition." (Langfield/Blackburn p. 10) or perhaps a reprint of the Paris 1824 edition (BAL, 10243) 243 pages of text followed by a single page of notes and four pages of ads for other works by Irving. (Williams/Edge A Bibliography of the Writings of Washington Irving A Check List, p. 100) Salmagundi (which has a meaning comparable to "suckatash" or "miscellany") was originally issued in New York in twenty separate parts over a one year period from January, 1807 to January 1808. (pamphlets in tan paper wraps). The text of Salmagundi was co-authored by Washington Irving with his brother William and James Kirke Paulding. The idea for it was initially conceived by Washington Irving and Paulding as a vehicle to poke fun at the culture and society of the New York City. None of the twenty parts gave any title page credit to either of the Irving brothers. Washington Irving preferred it so as this gave him the opportunity to write in differing styles or "voices". His contributions to Salmagundi however can be found above the names of "Will Wizard, Esq." and "Anthony Evergreen, Gent." Due to the immediate popularity of the series the publisher bound all 20 parts into a two volume book form creating the second edition in 1814. It was in these issues of Salmagundi that Irving and Paulding made the first connection with the name "Gotham" and the City of New York. (Jones: Washington Irving An American Original)
    TB24498  $40.00


  • Click on Image to expandJames, Henry :  The Turn of the Screw.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1980. Collector's Edition. Fine in full blue-gray leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2" tall by 6 3/4" deep containing 145 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by Mariette Lydis and with an introduction by Carl Van Doren. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of Masterpieces of American Literature. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, or notations; however, there is the ghost of a prior owner's book plate which has been removed from the verso of the first free end page.
    TB22779  $70.00


  • Joyce, James :  Ulysses.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, (1999). Collector's Edition. Fine in full light blue leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments and with gilt designs on the boards. The end sheets are silk and there is a matching placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All edges of the text block are gilt. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's two page "Collector's Notes" on this title. 732 pages of text with illustrations by Henri Matisse. One of the volumes in the Easton Press collection of Great Books of the 20th Century.
    TB30078  $225.00


  • Kerouac, Jack :  On The Road.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 2001. Collector's Edition. Fine in full maroon leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments. All edges of the text block are gilt, the end sheets are silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. An octavo of 9 7/8 by 5 3/4 inches. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's two page "Collector's Notes" on this title. 307 pages of text and illustrated with a color frontispiece and other images by Jonathan Talbot. One of the volumes in the Easton Press' collection of Great Books of the 20th Century.
    TB30081  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandKhayyam, Omar :  The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam Rendered into English Verse By Edward Fitzgerald.  Garden City, NY: Garden City Books, 1952. Book of the Month Club Reprint. Fine in highly decorated tan cloth covered boards with a gilt on red title block on the spine with a green floral motif which extends across the front board with gilt borders. A small quarto measuring 9" by 6 1/2" with illustrated end sheets and the top edge of the text block gilt with the ghost of a prior owner's book plate on the front free end page. Without a dust jacket; however, the book is enclosed in a very good- paper covered slip case with the upper rear edge heavily worn. 197 pages of verse. Illustrated with drawings by Edmund Dulac. A very attractive book in a highly decorated binding.
    TB26254  $30.00


  • Click on Image to expandKipling, Rudyard :  Kim.  London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1901. First Edition, First Printing. Good+ in original red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a raised gilt seal of a elephant on the front board (Ganesha device) with lotus flower in trunk. A small octavo measuring 7 3/4" by 5" with the cloth on the spine darkened and with the upper 1/4" of the cloth at the head of the spine missing. There is an unusual prior owner's book plate on the front paste down with offsetting to the first free end page and a bump to the fore edge of the front board. Without its issued dust jacket. 416 pages followed by a two page ad of other books by the author in the uniform edition of the works of Rudyard Kipling. Illustrated with a frontispiece and nine photographic plates. (Richards, A174)
    TB29856  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandKipling, Rudyard :  Tales of East and West.  Avon, Conn.: The Limited Editions Club, 1976. Limited Edition. Fine in green and purple cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt decorations around the author's initials on the front board. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2" by 8". Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine, paper covered slip case. One of only 2,000 copies printed with this copy identified as number 435 and signed by the illustrator, Charles Raymond. Selections by Bernard Bergonzi. 375 pages of text and illustrated with line drawings and color lithographs by Charles Raymond. A very tight, clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28072  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandLee, Harper :  To Kill a Mockingbird.  New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2010. 50th Anniversary Edition, Second Printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. A Pulitzer Prize winning novel of 1961. 323 pages of text. A clean, crisp copy of one of America's favorite books with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29026  $30.00


  • Click on Image to expandLewis, Sinclair :  Main Street.  New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920. First Edition, First Printing, First Issue.. Recently rebacked, resewn, with new end sheets with the original boards and the original cloth back strip applied to the new spine. The contents are in near fine condition. The boards are covered in dark blue cloth with orange outlined text and title block on the spine. Without its dust jacket. 451 pages of text. This is the first state of the first edition without the battered type appearing on pages 54 and 387. (Bruccoli vol III, p. 212) An extremely handsome, tight, clean and restored copy.
    TB26466  $200.00


  • Click on Image to expandLewis, Sinclair :  Elmer Gantry.  New York: Harcourt Brace and Company and by The First Edition Library, 1927. Facsimile First Edition Library Reprint. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with orange title blocks on the spine and the same on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5". In a near fine dust jacket with two minor 1/4" deep closed tears at the lower edge of the front panel. Both the book and its dust jacket are contained within a fine paper covered slip case. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's note card describing the issue points associated with the first printing of this title. 432 pages of text. This is the First Edition Library's exact (facsimile) reproduction of the first edition of the book to include all the issue points that were present in the original first printing.
    TB26449  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandLondon, Jack :  The Sea Wolf.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1979. Collector's Edition. Fine in full red leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring 10 3/16" tall by 6 7/8" deep containing 354 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by Fletcher Martin and with an introduction by Edmund Gilligan. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB26334  $65.00


  • London, Jack :  The Call Of The Wild.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1980. Collector's Edition. Fine in full red leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring 9 5/8 by 7 1/4 inches containing 158 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by Henry Varnum Poor and with an introduction by Pierre Berton. A very handsome, tight, clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB30083  $50.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesLongfellow, Henry Wadsworth :  The Song of Hiawatha.  Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1891. First Edition Thus, Limited Large Paper Edition. Very good+ in full vellum covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and with gilt text and flying swans on the front board. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/2 inches with light soiling to the vellum on the spine and hand soiling to the fore edges of the boards. The end sheets show offsetting from the vellum at their fore edges. The frontispage shows light foxing as does the title page as do the plates at the fore edges and the facing pages show offsetting from the plates. One of only 250 copies printed with this copy numbered 219 on the limitation page. Additionally, a prospectus is laid in for this Large-Paper edition" which duplicates the title page, printed in red and black, and three printed pages with examples of the vignettes created by Frederic Remington in the margins. 242 pages of text illustrated with 22 "full page photogravures printed on India Paper and about four hundred text illustrations of Indians, Indian costume, implements, arms, etc. animals, birds and scenery, by Frederick Remington." (quotation from the prospectus) The plates are protected with printed tissue guards.
    TB29890  $500.00


  • Click on Image to expandLongfellow, Henry Wadsworth :  Evangeline A Tale of Acadie.  New York: E. P. Dutton, n.d. [1907]. Later Printing. . Very good+ in highly decorated green cloth covered beveled boards with gilt text and green and red decorations on the spine and gilt text with floral designs in light green and red on the front board. Illustrated light green end sheets with gilt edges to the text block. A small 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5" with the ghost of a label once attached to the first free end page and with some modest spots of foxing to the preliminaries. In a good, unclipped dust jacket with chips from the ends of the spine area and numerous small closed tears at the extremes. 160 pages of text with numerous black and white and color illustrations by Arthur A. Dixon (1872-1959) including a color frontispiece, color title page, twelve color plates and 40 small color illustrations. Per BAL, the number "1856" on the title page is not a date, but is a plate number. (BAL, 12839) A literary classic in highly collectible condition in an extremely, early and scarce dust jacket and a fine example of art deco binding.
    TB26347  $250.00


  • Click on Image to expandLongfellow, Henry Wadsworth :  The Courtship Of Miles Standish, and Other Poems.  Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1859. Third or Fourth Printing. Good+ in the publisher's original dark green/brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and blind embossing on the boards with clay end sheets. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 4 1/2". The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is worn away as it is at the corners of both boards. The hinges and joints remain tight and strong and there is no foxing or tanning to the pages. 209 pages of text followed by four pages of notes and sixteen pages of ads by the publisher. (BAL. 12122; John William Pye, p. 59)
    TB23795  $35.00


  • Click on Image to expandLongfellow, Henry Wadsworth Translated by:  The Divine Comedy Of Dante Alighieri.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin And Company, 1906. Limited Edition. All six volumes of this six volume set are in very good t very good+ condition in light brown cloth covered boards with paper labels on the spines. All are small quartos measuring 10 3/4" by 7 1/4". The fore and bottom edges of the text blocks are untrimmed and many of the pages are unopened at their upper edges. One of only 650 large paper copies printed with this set identified as number 447. The cloth at the heads of the spines are lightly worn and rubbed. All six volumes are illustrated with line drawings by John Flaxman. A clean, tight and handsome set. Due to the size and weight (approximately 17 pounds) of this set our standard shipping costs can not be applied. Please contact Town's End Books for an accurate shipping quote to your location.
    TB23576  $200.00


  • Milne, A. A. :  The House At Pooh Corner.  London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, (1928). First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in bright orange cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, gilt borders and the image of Christopher Robbin and Pooh on the front board, illustrated end sheets and with the top edge of the text block gilt. A 12mo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with very slight fading to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and two faded areas at the edge of the spine near its front gutter. The end sheets show modest offsetting from the flaps of the dust jacket. owner's initials on the first free end page. In a good dust jacket with heavy chipping from the ends of the spine area and rubbing and creasing at the upper edge of the front panel. 178 pages illustrated throughout with line drawings by Ernest H. Shepard. A very clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB26967  $450.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMilne, A. A. :  Now We Are Six.  New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, (1927). First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in bright orange cloth covered boards with red text on the spine, gilt borders and text with the image of a child on the front board and with illustrated end sheets. A 12mo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with very light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without its issued dust jacket. 103 pages illustrated throughout with line drawings by Ernest H. Shepard.
    TB26968  $150.00


  • Click on Image to expandMitchell, Margaret :  Gone With The Wind.  Franklin, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1986. Patron's Edition. Fine in dark green leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt tool work and gilt text in the four compartments. All edges of the text block are gilt and there is a silk place marker sewn in at the head of the spine. The book is contained within a fine, dark green cloth covered slip case. Both the book and its slip case remain in its original shrink wrap. With illustrations by Edward Martinez. A fine, beautiful, unopened copy still protected by the publisher's original shrink wrap.
    TB29303  $250.00


  • Click on Image to expandOrwell, George :  Animal Farm A Fairy Tale.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, (2003). Collector's Edition. Fine in full bright red leather covered boards with raised bands on the spine with gilt tool work and text in the compartments and bright gilt decorations on both boards. An octavo of 8 5/8 by 5 1/2 inches with a hint of rubbing to the lower edge of the second raised band on the spine. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. 118 pages of text illustrated with both color and black and white engraved plates by Frank Kelly Freas. An extremely handsome and tight copy with no prior ownership markings or book plates.
    TB29486  $75.00


  • Pasternak, Boris :  Doctor Zhivago.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1997. Collector's Edition. Fine in full red leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and designs in the compartments. All edges of the text block are gilt, the end sheets are silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's two page "Collector's Notes" on this title. 559 pages of text illustrated with a color frontispiece by Richard Sparks. An extremely handsome, tight and clean set with no prior owner's marks, names or book plates.
    TB30085  $60.00


  • Click on Image to expandPaton, Alan :  Cry The Beloved Country.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1978. Limited Signed Edition. Fine in full light brown leather covered boards with extensive gilt tool work on the boards and with two raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments. There are silk end papers with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All edges of the text block are gilt. A small quarto measuring 9" by 5 3/4" containing 297 pages of text and illustrated with color drawings by Howard Rogers. Signed by the author on the third free end paper. Laid-in is the publisher's 22 page "Notes From the Publisher". An extremely handsome, crisp clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates, inscriptions or book plates.
    TB25476  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandPipper, Watty :  The Little Engine That Could.  New York: The Platt & Munk Co. Inc., (1930). First Edition, later state. Good in red cloth covered boards with a printed, color paper label on the front board. A small octavo of 8 by 6 1/8 inches with the cloth at the tips of the boards worn through and with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn and very slightly frayed. There is a Christmas "1942" gift inscription on the front paste down and the text block is slightly loose in its cover. The story is retold by Watty Pipper from a book by Mabel C. Bragg titled: The Pony Engine. Illustrated throughout by Lois L. Lenski with black and white and colored line drawings. Unpaginated, but containing 26 pages of text and illustrations. The copy appears to be later variant with the front cover showing a single line following "No. 358" and this title appears as the second to last title on the list of Never Grow Old Series of book on the verso of the first free end page.
    TB29725  $150.00


  • Plath, Sylvia :  The Bell Jar.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 2000. Collector's Edition. Fine in dark blue leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine and with gilt text and gilt decorations in the compartments and with gilt borders and designs on the boards. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 3/8 inches with silk end sheets, the edges of the text block are gilt and there is a silk placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's two page "Collector's Notes" on this title. 296 pages of text. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and other images by Deborah Chabrain. A very bright, clean and tight volume with now prior ownership markings of any kind. One of the volumes in the Easton Press' collection of Great Books of the 20th Century.
    TB30080  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandPushkin, Alexander :  The Golden Cockerel From The Tale of Alexander Pushkin.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1950. Collector's Edition. Fine in full light brown leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring 10 1/4" by 7" containing (42) doubled and uncut pages of text. Illustrated with color drawings by Edmund Dulac. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The Collector's Library of Famous Edition. A very handsome, tight, clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates or notations. A blank Easton Press book plate is attached to the second free end page ready to take the name of the next owner.
    TB23508  $100.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple images[Richard Henry Dana]:  Two Years Before The Mast A Personal Narrative Of Life At Sea.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1840. First Edition, Second Issue. Very good+, professionally rebacked preserving the original dark brown cloth covered boards and the spine's backstrip with its gilt text. The text shows only occasional spots of foxing and the last 6 pages are moderately soiled. A 24mo measuring 6" by 3 1/2" with an early prior owner's inscription noting his date of purchase in Parkersburg, West Virginia in Nov. 8, 1896 on the verso side of the first free end page. Without a dust jacket as issued. First editions did not carry the author's name on the spine or title page. This is a variant first edition copy of this title as it lacks any date on the title page and no enumeration of the various titles in the series. This is the second issue of the first edition where there is no dot over the "i" in the word "in" on the copyright page and the broken type at the top of page 9. The gilt publisher's emblem on the spine states: "The | Family | Library | No. 106" with the book's modified title "Life | Before | The | Mast" at the base of the spine. Wright Howes in his bibliography U.S.Iana states: "This account of California in 1835 and 1836 surpassed in popularity all other books relating to that state." This is volume "No. 106" in Harper's Family Library Series. (BAL 4434; Howes D-49; Sabin 18448; Cowan p.156)
    TB27369  $400.00


  • Click on Image to expandSattelmeyer, Robert, and J. Donald Crowley:  One Hundred Years of Huckleberry Finn The Boy, His Book, And American Culture.  Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1985. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with a silver on brown title block on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" with white end sheets. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with two short closed tears at the upper and lower edges of the front panel. "Centennial essays edited by Robert Sattelmeyer and J. Donald Crowley. 428 pages of text containing a selected bibliography. An extremely handsome, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27835  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandSchiller, Johann Christoph Friedrich Von :  William Tell.  Zurich: The Limited Editions Club, 1951. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 brown cloth and decorated paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt illustration of a crossbow on the front board. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2" by 7 1/2" with illustrated end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine, paper covered slip case with the title stamped in gilt on the spine end. One of only 1,500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 600 and signed by the illustrator, Charles Hug. Translated from the German in the meter of the original by Theodore Martin and with an introductory essay by Thomas Carlyle. 163 pages of text and illustrated with lithographs on stone by Charles Hug. William Tell. A very tight, clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28070  $35.00


  • Click on Image to expandShakespeare, William :  The Comedies, Tragedies and Histories of Shakespeare (3 volume set).  New York: The Heritage Press, 1958. Heritage Press Editions. All three volumes of this complete set are uniformly bound in 3/4 red leather (morocco) with red cloth covered boards. Each volume has four raised bands on the spines with gilt stamped text and tool work in the compartments and with gilt borders outlining the edges of the leather on the boards. The end sheets are marbled paper and the top edges of the text blocks are gilt. Each volume is a small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 5 1/2" with a long gift inscription on the first free end page of each book. The Histories contains 1016 including a glossary and is illustrated by wood engravings by John Farleigh. The Tragedies contains 1362 pages with a glossary and is illustrated with wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker. The Comedies contains 1119 pages with the glossary and is illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. An exceptional set in fine leather bindings by Maurin.
    TB26771  $175.00


  • Click on Image to expandShakespeare, William :  Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories and Tragedies.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1954. . Very good+ in tan buckram covered boards with a gilt on red spine label. A thick quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/4" with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the corners of the spine and at the lower fore tips of the boards. The binding remains very tight with no obvious weakening of the joints or hinges. A facsimile edition prepared by Helge Kokeritz. With an introduction by Charles Tyler Prouty. Illustrated with the frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare. 889 pages. A very collectible copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27516  $60.00


  • Click on Image to expandSinclair, Upton :  The Jungle.  New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1906. First Editiion. Very good in the publisher's original green cloth covered boards with what is left of white text stamping on the spine and with white text stamping and an image on the front board. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine shows rubbing and wear through the cloth with some fraying. The cloth at the fore tips of the boards is worn through and the majority of the spine lettering is gone. Without its very scarce issued dust jacket. 413 pages of text. The third "1" on the copyright page is perfect type making this an early volume in the first edition run. One of the most important social novels of the early 20th century which lead to the development of federal food preparation regulations.
    TB26152  $225.00


  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck, John :  The Grapes of Wrath.  Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1980. Limited Franklin Library Edition. Fine in full decorated light brown leather covered boards with gilt text and decorations between four raised bands on the spine and with gilt tool work on the front and rear boards. The edges of the text block are in gilt and the end papers are marbled paper. Sewn into the head of the spine is a silk placement ribbon. 424 pages of text with illustrations by Bob Crofut. One of the volumes in The Franklin Library's collection of The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction with this title in 1940. 484 pages of text and illustrated with a series of black and white photographs introduced by Erskin Caldwell. A fine, unblemished copy making it a special treat as a gift.
    TB25785  $85.00


  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck, John :  Of Mice and Men.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1977. Collector's Edition. Very near fine in full dark brown leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with extensive gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. Unfortunately, about half of the gilt in the embossed areas of the boards has tarnished or flaked off. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A quarto measuring 11" by 7 3/4" containing 165 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by woodcuts by Fletcher Martin and with an introduction by John T. Winterich. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. A tight, clean copy with no names, dates or notations or prior owner's book plates.
    TB23758  $65.00


  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck, John Edited by Robert DeMott:  Working Days The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath 1938-1941.  New York: Viking Penguin Group, 1989. First Edition, first printing. Near fine in 1/4 black cloth and light brown paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine with a prior owner's name blackened out on the front paste down under the jacket flap. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 180 pages.
    TB24721  $25.00


  • Sterne, Laurence :  The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy Gentleman.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1980. Collector's Edition. Fine in full brown leather covered boards with gilt text and decorations stamped between four raised bands on the spine and with gilt decorations on the boards. The end papers are of silk and the edges of the text block are in gilt. A silk placement ribbon is sewn-in at the head of the spine. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2" tall by 7 1/4" deep overall with 444 pages of text and with illustrations by T. M. Cleland. With an introduction by Christopher Morley.
    TB18012  $60.00


  • Click on Image to expandStevenson, Robert Louis :  The Master of Ballantrae.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1965. Collector's Edition. Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments and with gilt decorations on the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk and there is a matching placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. The edges of the text block are gilt. A small quarto measuring 10" by 6" containing 303 pages of text illustrated with color lithographs by Lynd Ward. With an introduction by G. B. Stern. This is one of The Easton Press' volumes in their Famous Editions series. A beautiful, clean, crisp and handsome volume with no names, dates or book plates.
    TB25703  $65.00


  • Click on Image to expandStowe, Harriet Beecher :  Dred: A Tale Of The Great Dismal Swamp.  Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1856. First Edition, First State. Both volumes of this two volume set are in good+ to very good- condition in the publisher's original decorated, dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines and blind embossing to the boards (with the 20 embossed dots on each board). The cloth at the heads and heels of the spines is worn down to the edges of the text blocks and there is a chip of 1/8" wide by 1/3" deep at the head of volume I. The top joint to volume II is cracked approximately 1/2 the length of the board but the joint remains tight and strong. There is an early prior owner's name on the first free end pages of both volumes and the cloth at the lower edges of the boards is worn through. Volume I contains 329 pages followed by six pages of ads. Volume II contains 370 pages (including the appendix) followed by one blank leaf. Both volumes are first state copies with the correct point on page 88 of volume I, no batter on page 209 and line 9 from the bottom on page 370 makes no mention of the "Ruskins". Both volumes are in binding "A" per BAL 19389 with light yellow end papers. An attractive first edition set of Stowe's sequel to Uncle Tom's Cabin.
    TB20271  $175.00


  • Swift, Jonathan :  Gulliver's Travels.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Press, 1974. A Limited Edition. Near fine in full light brown leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are gilt. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" tall by 5 5/8" deep. The leather at the corners of the spine is slightly scuffed; but, has been professionally restored. 343 pages of text and illustrated Charles Edmund Brock. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. A tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB23519  $65.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple images[Swift, Jonathan]:  Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The World In Four Parts By Lemuel Gulliver First a Surgeon, and than a Captain of Several Ships.  London: Charles Bathurst, 1751. Fifth Edition. A contemporary binding which is in very good condition in full brown leather (calf) with five raised bands on the spine and with "I3" in gilt in the third compartment and with gilt borders on the boards. A 16mo mesauring 6 1/2" by 4" with the front and rear joints professionally reinforced with Japanese tissue colored to match the leather (an Etherington repair). The hinges remain tight and strong. The first free end page has been cut leaving about a fourth of its original size. There is a dated "12 May 1814" prior owner's name on the second free end page and a second prior owner's name and date of "1790" at the top edge of the opening page of Part I, and an early ink note quoting the title to Part IV of the book on the rear free end page. Page 29/30 and 31/32 were torn completely, but were repaired years ago with no loss to the text. 296 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of "Dr. Swift" (which has been pinned to the first free end page) and six map plates. This is the fifth edition "corrected" with the title page printed in red and black. Despite the presence of the "I3" on the spine of the book, this is the complete text of all four parts.
    TB26759  $350.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesThoreau, Henry D. :  Walden; Or, Life In The Woods.  Boston: Ticknor And Fields, 1854. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in its original vertically ribbed, brown cloth with blind embossing on both boards and blind embossed bands on the spine which is also decorated with gilt lettering. A 12mo of 7 1/16 by 4 3/8 inches with several closed tears to the head and heel of the spine which have been professionally repaired on the reverse side of the headcap. There are two, small black ink marks on the upper corner of the front board and there is an early prior owner's name, date of "Sept. 21st 1855" and location of Worcester (Massachusetts) on the first free end page. Pages 263 through 350 have a light dampness stain in the upper margins none of which impact on the printing. The cloth at the lower tips of the boards is worn through. The joints and hinges are tight and strong and there are no pages loose or ragged. Vary pale yellow end sheets with 357 numbered pages of text followed by eight pages of publisher's ads dated May, 1854 sewn between the rear end sheet. The book is contained within a fine, cloth covered slip case of a color in harmony with the cloth covers of the book. Illustrated with an engraving on the title page and Thoreau's map of Walden Pond facing page 307. This classic of American literature only saw 2,000 first edition copies printed. (BAL, 20106; Borst, A2.1.a)
    TB29350  $9500.00


  • Click on Image to expandThoreau, Henry David :  A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1981. Collector's Edition. Fine in full dark green leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring 9 3/4" by 6 3/8" containing 327 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by R. J. Holden. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of Masterpieces of American Literature. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB28288  $60.00


  • Thoreau, Henry David :  On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.  Valparaiso, Ind.: Sandlin's Books & Bindery, Inc., 1992. Limited Edition Printing. Fine in brown linen covered boards with with a paper label on the spine and on the front board. Without a dust jacket as issued. This volume remains in the publisher's original shrink wrap protection. One of only 200 limited edition copies bound in brown linen. This copy is numbered on the last page of the text. A octavo measuring 8 9/16" high by 5 9/16" deep overall containing 61 numbered pages followed by five leaves. A very attractive printing quite suitable as a gift to any lover of Thoreau's works.
    TB19632  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandTolstoy, Leo :  War and Peace.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1981. Collector's Edition. Fine in full bright red leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 8 7/8 by 5 7/8 inches containing 1,035 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by Fritz Eichenberg with the translation from the Russian by Louise and Aylmer Maude and with revisions and special introduction by Mr. and Mrs. Maude. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB29353  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain, Mark Samuel L. Clemens:  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).  New York: Charles L. Webster And Company, 1885. First Edition, First Printing. A professionally re-backed copy in very good+ condition with the original decorated green cloth back strip and cloth covered boards with gilt and black text on the spine and the same on the front board. The original end sheets have been retained with new front and rear hinges. An early prior owner's name ("L. W. Jordan of Balto" MD March 10th 1885) appears on the second free end page in pencil. The text block is tight and complete with occasional spots of foxing and soiling throughout. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 6 1/2" with the tips of the boards previously bumped and repaired and with the preliminaries (up to the title page) lightly soiled and tanned. This volume is a mixed state first printing of the first edition as the title-leaf, with an 1884 copyright date, is bound in. On page [9] under "Chapter V" the reading is "Huck Decided to Leave." The illustration "Him and Another Man" is listed as being on page 88 where in this case the illustration appears on page 87 (1st state). The 11th line from the bottom of page 57 reads "with the was" (1st state). The second "5" of the page number "155" is missing (1st state). Considered to be Mark Twain's masterpiece and for generations known as a true American classic . (BAL 3415; MacDonnell, Firsts Magazine Sept. 1998; Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 75-76; McBride, pp. 92-121)
    TB28436  $1300.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain, Mark Samuel L. Clemens:  Mark Twain's Sketches, New and Old.  Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1875. First Edition. Very good in the original blue cloth covered boards stamped in black and gilt on the spine and front and rear boards. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 6 1/2" with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn and rubbed through and the same at the tips of the boards. There is also a faint dampness stain in the gutter area of the preliminaries up to page 33. Without a dust jacket. 320 pages of text with engravings throughout the text by F. W. Williams. A first state copy with the repeated footnote on page 119 and 120 and with the "From Hospital Days" skit on page 299. (BAL, 3364; McBride, p.35; Wright, 553)
    TB27863  $400.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain, Mark Samuel L. Clemens:  A Tramp Abroad.  Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1880. First Edition, Second State.. Very good+ in its original black cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and front board with blind embossing around the edges of the boards with buff end sheets and pages which bulk to 1 5/8". An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/2" with the cloth lightly worn at the head and heel of the spine. The binding remains tight with little evidence of foxing or tanning. Interestingly though, a prior owner used this volume to press tree leaves. As a result, many pages, particularly in the front half of this copy show faint impressions of the many oak leaves he or she pressed. Without a dust jacket. 631 pages of text and illustrated with 328 engravings, sketches and plates by various artists. The first plate, facing the frontispiece portrait of Twain, is titled "Titan's Moses" indicating that this volume is the second state of the first edition. A clean, handsome and very collectible copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. (BAL 3386)
    TB27523  $225.00


  • Twain, Mark Samuel L. Clemens:  Christian Science With Notes Containing Corrections To Date.  New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1907. First Edition, first state. Very good+ in the publisher's original red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a gilt decoration on the front board. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. The cloth shows spots of silver fish damage none of which is unsightly. The hinges, joints, binding and pages remain tight and strong. Without a dust jacket. 362 pages of text with all of the points cited in BAL 3497 to indicate that this is a first state of the edition. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Twain and two photographic plates.
    TB21284  $150.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain, Mark Samuel L. Clemens:  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer A Facsimile of the author's holograph manuscript.  Frederick, MD and Washington D.C.: University Publications of America and Georgetown University Library, (1992). First Facsimile Edition, First Printing. Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine condition bound in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spines and front boards. Both are small quartos measuring 11" by 8 1/2". Without dust jackets as issued; however, the two volumes are contained within a fine cloth covered slip case. With an introduction by Paul Baender. Volume I contains the first 432 pages of Twain's manuscript. Volume II contains page 433 to page 874. An extremely tight, clean and handsome set with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27836  $125.00


  • Twain, Mark Samuel L. Clemens:  A Horse's Tail.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1907. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in bright red cloth covered boards with white text on the spine and on the front board together with a sketch on the front board. The rear board is partially stained with ink or black paint. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8" tall by 5 1/8" deep containing 153 pages of text and illustrations. Without its issued dust jacket which is quite scarce. Illustrated with a frontispiece and four black and white plates by Lucius Hitchcock. (BAL 3500; McBride p. 232)
    TB21299  $100.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain, Mark Samuel L. Clemens:  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Companion).  Norwalk Conn.: The Easton Press, 1981. Collector's Edition. Fine in full brown leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An small quarto measuring 9 1/8" by 6" containing 396 pages of text. With illustrations by Thomas Hart Benton and with an introduction by Bernard DeVoto. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB26000  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain, Mark Samuel L. Clemens:  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  Westport, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1975. Collector's Edition. Fine in full light brown leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" containing 320 pages of text. Illustrated with a color frontispiece of Twain by Richard Loehle and 17 ink and watercolor wash drawings by Karl Stuecklen. This is one of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The Greatest Books Ever Written. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates or notations. A blank Easton Press book plate is affixed to the front paste down ready to take the name of its next owner.
    TB26054  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain, Mark Samuel L. Clemens:  Editorial Wild Oats.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1905. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in bright red cloth covered boards with faded white text stamping on the spine and with bright white with black outlined text on the front board with a sketchof a cat. There is a prior owner's name and date on the first free end page and the cloth on the spine is faded. Without its issued dust jacket. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8" tall by 5 1/8" deep containing 83 pages of text and plates. Illustrated with a frontispiece and with six black and white plates by F. Strothman. A collection of six short stories. (BAL 3665; McBride p. 219.)
    TB21300  $65.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain, Mark Samuel L. Clemens:  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  Berkeley, Calif. : The Pennyroyal Press and the University of California Press, (1985). First Edition Thus, First Printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamped on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" by 6 3/4" with green end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket and on the front panel is the circular gold seal noting "America's Greatest Novel, 100th Anniversary Edition". The 100th Anniversary Edition illustrated by Barry Moser. 417 pages of text illustrated with 49 woodcuts by Barry Moser. An extremely handsome, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27831  $60.00


  • Twain, Mark Samuel L. Clemens:  "1601" or conversation as it was at the fireside in the time of the tudors and sketches old and new.  n.p.: The Golden Hind Press, 1933. First Edition by The Golden Hind Press. Very good in bright red cloth covered boards with a paper label on the spine with white end sheets. With minor soiling to the boards and slight tanning to the spine. The paper label is very slightly tanned and not chipped or torn. Without a dust jacket. 204 pages of text with a frontispiece portrait of Twain. (Not listed in BAL or McBride; but, appears as item 32 p. 78 of the bibliography contained in Mark Twain Society reprint of 1939.)
    TB21297  $40.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain, Mark Samuel L. Clemens:  The Annotated Huckleberry Finn.  New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (2001). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark dark blue, simulated leather, paper covered boards with silver colored text stamped on the spine and on the front board with borders. . A small quarto measuring 10" by 8 1/2". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 480 pages of text including a ten page bibliography of works by and about Twain. Edited with an introduction and notes by Michael Patrick Hearn. An extremely handsome, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27832  $35.00


  • Van, S. S. Dine:  The Dragon Murder Case.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons and by The First Edition Library, 1933. Facsimile First Edition Library Reprint. Fine in black cloth covered boards with red text on the spine and front board with illustrated end sheets. A 12mo measuring 7 3/8" by 5". In a fine, facsimile, unclipped dust jacket with the "FEL" logo on the rear flap. Without a slip case. 311 pages of text followed by six pages of ads by the publisher. This is the First Edition Library's exact (facsimile) reproduction of the first edition of the book to include all the issue points that were present in the original first printing.
    TB24001  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandVerne, Jules :  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.  Norwalk: The Easton Press, 1977. Collector's Edition. Fine in highly decorated full dark brown leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text stamping and decorations in the compartments with gilt decorations and rules stamped on the front and rear boards. The end sheets are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine and the edges of the text block are gilt. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series. A small quarto measuring 10 1/4" by 7" containing 325 pages of text and illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates or notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB28023  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandVoltaire, Jean Francois Marie Arouet de :  Candide.  New York: Random House, 1930. Random House Reprint. Fine, recently rebound in bright red cloth covered boards with gilt stamped, black leather labels on the spine and front board. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4 by 7 1/4 inches. Without a dust jacket. 111 pages of text with engravings by Rockwell Kent throughout. A very clean and attractive copy in a professionally rebound binding with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29138  $15.00


  • Click on Image to expandWashington, Booker T. (Editor):  Tuskegee Its People: Their Ideals And Achievements.  New York: D. Appleton And Company, 1905. First Edition, Seventy-fifth thousand printing. An ex-library copy in the publisher's original red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board with a blind embossed seal on the front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5" with the cloth at the corners of the head and heel of the spine worn through, the ghost of a small label removed from the spine, white library call numbers at the base of the spine and evidence of a book plate removed from the front paste down and the same on the rear paste down. There are no other library markings or disfigurements. Booker T. Washington provides the general introduction to this title and acts as editor for the twenty-two contributions from others active in the Tuskegee movement. 354 pages illustrated with a frontispiece and 23 black and white photographic reproductions.
    TB25440  $200.00


  • Click on Image to expand(Washington Irving):  The Crayon Miscellany No. 2 Containing Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey.  Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1835. First Edition. Very good+ in a restored binding with new end sheets in the publisher's original green cloth covered boards with a new, faithfully accurate reproduction of the original paper label on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7" tall by 4 1/4" deep. The cloth on the spine is lightly worn around the edges as is the cloth at the edges of the boards; but, there is no fraying. The pages of the text block are all evenly tanned. There are two early prior owner's names in pencil on the second free end page and on the title page. 230 pages of text followed by a blank leaf and 32 pages of ads from the publisher and one final blank leaf. The Crayon Miscellany No. 1 contained A Tour On The Prairies and was published by Carey, Lea, & Blanchard on April 11, 1835. This volume, No. 2, was published six weeks later, on May 30, 1835. Reportedly, only 5,000 copies were printed. The contents are "Irving's fond tribute to the homes of Walter Scott and Lord Byron." (Brian Jay Jones: Washington Irving An American Original.) It was well received by an adoring American public even winning fond praise from Edgar Allan Poe in his review which appeared in the Southern Literary Messenger. The British publication of nearly the same text preceded the American edition by roughly one month. (Langford/Blackburn p. 33; BAL 10142)
    TB25978  $150.00


  • Click on Image to expand(Washington Irving):  The Crayon Miscellany No. 3 Containing Legends of the Conquest of Spain.  Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1835. First Edition, First printing. Good+ in the publisher's original green cloth covered boards with the the bulk of the paper label on the spine and with the rear hinge broken. A 12mo measuring 7" tall by 4" deep with light, whitish stains near the heel of the spine and on the rear board and what may be tiny, white paint splatters on the front board. With moderate foxing and tanning throughout the pages of the text block. 276 pages followed by eight pages of ads from the publisher. Per BAL 10144 this copy conforms to "Setting A". Reportedly, the first printing of this title was limited to 5,000 copies. This is the third and final volume in The Crayon Miscellany. It was the first series of books written entirely in the US following Irving's extended, seventeen year stay in Europe following the War of 1812.
    TB23044  $100.00


  • Click on Image to expand(Washington Irving) :  The Crayon Miscellany No. 2 Containing Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey.  Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1835. First Editio, First printing. Very good- in the publisher's original green cloth covered boards with a new, reproducction of the original paper label on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7" tall by 4 1/4" deep. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine has two short closed tears at the corners and the cloth is worn through at the tips of the boards as well as a 1/3" long area about 1/2" done the front board on its fore edge. The recto side of the last free end page contains illegible notes in ink in an early hand. The second (blank) free end page has been removed. There is a mild water stain on the front paste down which leached onto the margins of the preliminaries to the title page and an early prior owner's name in ink on the verso of the first free end paper . 230 pages of text followed by a blank leaf and 36 pages of ads from the publisher and one final blank leaf. The Crayon Miscellany No. 1 contained A Tour On The Prairies and was published by Carey, Lea, & Blanchard on April 11, 1835. This volume, No. 2 of The Crayon Miscellany, was published six weeks later, on May 30, 1835. Reportedly, only 5,000 copies were printed. The contents are "Irving's fond tribute to the homes of Walter Scott and Lord Byron." (Brian Jay Jones: Washington Irving An American Original.) It was well received by an adoring American public even winning fond praise from Edgar Allan Poe in his review which appeared in the Southern Literary Messenger. The British publication of nearly the same text preceded the American edition by roughly one month. (Langford/Blackburn p. 33; BAL 10142) A highly collectible copy with strong joints and hinges.
    TB23617  $150.00


  • Click on Image to expand[Washington Irving]:  The Crayon Miscellany No. 1 Containing A Tour On The Prairies; The Crayon Miscellany No. 2 Containing Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey and The Crayon Miscellany No. 3 Containing Legends of the Conquest of Spain (3 volumes).  Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1835. All First Editions . All three volumes are in the publisher's original dark green cloth covered boards with the original, paper labels on the spines of No. 1 and No. 2. and with a meticulously accurate reproduction of the paper label on the spine of No. 3. All three are 12mos measuring 7" by 4 1/4" and are all in very good or better condition. No. 1 is a first edition, first state with the sheets bulking to 9/16" without the ads with the synopsis on page 247 showing: "binger of dawn" and the paper spine label is identified as "Label A" and, the catalog (ads at the rear) is identified as "Catalog A" per BAL 10140. It is in very good condition and contains 274 pages followed by a blank leaf and then by 24 pages of ads by the publisher. There is some scuffing to the boards and there is an early prior owner's name written in both ink and pencil on the first free end page. (The penciled signature is followed by a date of "1835". ) The corners of the boards are turned inward and there are spots of foxing throughout. Only 5,000 copies of the first printing were produced making this title fairly uncommon. This was Irving's first book written entirely in the US following his seventeen year stay in Europe. He was worried that Tour of the Prairies was too simple and not strong enough to stand on its own as a book. In January of 1835 he hit upon the idea of publishing it as the first volume in a multi-volume series he would call The Crayon Miscellany. (Brian Jay Jones: Washington Irving An American Original) In this volume he added an opening announcement (billed as an "Advertisement") with the following statement: "The 'Crayon Miscellany' will appear in the numbers, from time to time, as circumstances may permit' and will contain scenes and sketches of life in America and Europe; together with such other themes, both real and imaginary, as may present themselves to the mind of the Author." No. 2 is a first edition in very good+ condition in the publisher's original green cloth covered boards with the original paper label on the spine with a minor, narrow abrasion approximately 1/2" long. A 12mo measuring 7" tall by 4 1/4" deep with an early (1898) prior owner's name written in ink on the second free end page. 230 pages of text followed by a blank leaf and 36 pages of ads from the publisher and one final blank leaf and the free end sheet. No. 2, was published six weeks after No. 1, on May 30, 1835. Reportedly, only 5,000 copies were printed. The contents are "Irving's fond tribute to the homes of Walter Scott and Lord Byron." (Brian Jay Jones: Washington Irving An American Original.) It was well received by an adoring American public even winning fond praise from Edgar Allan Poe. No. 3 is also a first edition in very good condition with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and tape marks on the first free end page and with moderate foxing throughout the preliminaries, ads and end sheets as well as light soiling to the rear board. It contains 276 pages followed by eight pages of ads from the publisher. Per BAL 10144 this copy conforms to "Setting A". Like the previous two volumes, the first printing of this title was limited to 5,000 copies. This is the third and final volume in The Crayon Miscellany. A handsome and complete collection of Irving's Crayon Miscellany. (BAL 10140, 10142 & 10144; Langerfeld/Blackburn p. 33)
    TB25992  $900.00


  • Click on Image to expand[Washington Irving]:  Miscellanies No. II Containing Abbotsford, and Newstead Abbey.  London: John Murray, 1835. First Edition, First printing. Good in the publisher's original 1/4 green cloth and drab brown paper covered boards with a paper label on the spine. The cloth at the front joint is worn through and the front hinge is starting and although the paper label on the spine is complete it is rubbed and worn at the edges and creased between the signatures of the pages. There are 3/4" and 1" stains (spots) on the end sheets possibly from some sort of protective covering having been attached to the end pages to protect the boards. 290 pages followed by a one page publisher's ad for "A Tour On The Prairies, by the Author of 'The Sketch-Book,' forming No. 1 of Miscellanies, by Washington Irving." (which was published in March, 1835.) The first British edition was published on May 1, 1835 preceding the first US edition by 30 days. (Langfeld/Blackburn, p. 34) This is state B according to Blanck with the ad noted above on page [291]. (BAL, 10141) The contents are "Irving's fond tribute to the homes of Walter Scott and Lord Byron." (Brian Jay Jones: Washington Irving An American Original.) Evidence exists in correspondence from the publisher that only 3,000 copies of the first edition were printed.
    TB22594  $200.00


  • Click on Image to expand[Washington Irving] Various Authors:  The Sunnyside Book.  New York: G. P. Putnam & Sons, 1871. . Good in the publisher's original green cloth over beveled boards with gilt text and black decorations on the spine and the same on the front board with brown clay end sheets. The cloth at the upper front joint is worn and rubbed through and the front and rear hinges have been repaired. Nonetheless, the binding remains tight and strong with no loose or weak signatures. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is rubbed through as it is in several areas at the lower edge of the boards. Without a dust jacket, probably as issued. 133 pages of text with 47 illustrations by various artists including: Wm. Hart, Hows, Darley, Nast, Casilear, Smillie, Shattuck, McEntee, Bellows and Huntington and with a frontispiece by H. B. Hall. A collection of seventeen short stories by William Cullen Bryant, Washington Irving, W. D. Howells, William Allen Butler, T. Buchanan Read, Howard Glyndon, Bayard Taylor, W. D. O'Connor, R. H. Stoddard, George William Curtis, (BAL, 10387 Irving, 2236 Butler, 16471 Read and 1721 Bryant) An anthology named after Washington Irving's home.
    TB22734  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandWharton, Edith :  Ethan Frome.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in its original red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board with gilt to the top edge of the text block. The cloth on the spine is slightly faded and at the head and heel it is worn and rubbed at the corners and beginning to fray at the heel. Although the spine is slightly cocked the hinges, joints and binding are tight and strong. Without its very scarce issued dust jacket. 195 pages followed by four pages of publisher's ads. Ethan Frome is Edith Wharton's most widely known tragic novel and is recognized as an American classic of literature. A handsome early first edition with a gilt top edge and perfect type on page 135, line 21 and lacking any prior ownership markings of any kind. (Bruccoli, First Printings, Vol. 3, p. 345.)
    TB28537  $250.00


  • Click on Image to expandYates, W. B. :  The Poems of W. B. Yates.  Norwalk Conn.: The Easton Press, 1976. Collector's Edition. Fine in full light green leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring 10" by 6" containing 135 pages of text including an index of first lines. Illustrated with drawings by Robin Jacques. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The Greatest Books Ever Written series. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates or book plates.
    TB27203  $40.00




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