Classics of Literature
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    Alcott, Louisa M.:  Little Men: Life At Plumfield With Jo's Boys.  Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871. First Edition, First Printing. In good+ condition in the publisher's original green cloth covered boards with a gilt seal on the spine and on the front board and with coated, brown end papers. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" tall by 4 1/4" deep containing 376 pages without a signature mark on the first page of text. There are several short closed tears to the cloth (1/32 inch) at the head and heel of the spine with light rubbing and wear as is the cloth over the tips of the boards. The text is preceded by four pages of ads from the publisher the last of which states that Pink and White Tyranny is "nearly ready". Illustrated with a frontispiece and three full line drawing plates. A very clean and handsome copy with no ownership markings. (BAL, 167; Ullom, 68)
    TB31273  $300.00



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    Anonymous [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



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    Bacon, 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



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    Blanchard, 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




  • Burnett, Frances Hodgson:  Little Lord Fauntleroy.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. First Edition. Very near fine in its original decorated, cloth covered boards with gilt text with red, silver and tan designs on the spine and with black text and gilt and red designs on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 6 1/2 inches very shallow closed tears to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with rubbing to the cloth over the tips of the boards. The front and rear hinges have started, but remain holding as the joints are strong and tight. The contents are extremely clean and bright with no tanning or foxing. This copy is contained within beautiful, felt-lined chemise which slips into a slipcase of 1/2 red morocco and red cloth covered boards. The spine end of the slipcase has five raised bands with gilt text in three of the compartments. 209 pages of text followed by 12 pages of illustrated ads by the publisher. The book is illustrated with a frontispiece from an engraving by Reginald Birch and numerous plates from engravings and vignettes. First Issue with DeVinne Press imprint on page 210.
    TB32468  $300.00



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    Carroll, Lewis:  Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There.  New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1902. First Edition Thus. Near fine in original vellum covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a raised, gilt image of Alice and gilt text on the front board and the top edge of the text block is gilt. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 5/8 inches with a 1/4" closed tear at the head of the spine which is also slightly tanned. Pasted to the front paste down is a book plate from The Pantasote Co., of New York indicating that this copy was presented as an award for the 1908 Limerick Contest. Pasted to the first free end page is the typed letter from The Pantasote Company awarding this copy to the winner of the prize. Also pasted to this page is that award winner's book plate. The book is contained within three quarters of its original, stiff dust jacket; unfortunately, the spine area of the jacket is missing, but the front panel is decorated with a raised image of Alice and the same gilt text that appear on the front board of the book. 211 pages of text with each page surrounded with numerous varied marginal decorations by Robert Murray Wright and further illustrated with 40 plates by Peter Newell. Also, laid-in at the front of the book is an undated newspaper (Times Wide World Photos) photo of Alice (Mrs. Reginald Hargreaves) for whom Lewis Carroll wrote The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland.
    TB30197  $275.00



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    Carroll, 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



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    Cather, 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 to the original owner from two officers 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.
    TB23929  $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



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    Crane, 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



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    Crane, Stephen:  The Red Badge of Courage.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1980. Collector's Edition. Fine in full burgundy 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 by 6 3/4 inches. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. 170 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by John Steuart Curry. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no prior owner's markings, names or book plates.
    TB31514  $50.00



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    Dana, 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 measuring 8 5/8 by 6 inches 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.
    TB31736  $75.00



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    de Maupassant, Guy:  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



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    Dickens, 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  $5500.00



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    Dickens, Charles:  Bleak House.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. First Edition in book form. Very good+ in a contemporary, 1/2 pebbled black leather and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine, gilt text and decorations in the compartments and gilt ruling on the boards. The end sheets are marbled and the edges of the text block are marbled in a matching fashion. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and a second prior owner's book plate on the first free end page. Intermittent spots of foxing are throughout the text principally on the plates. and near the ends of the book. The joints are lightly rubbed with some minor loss of color. 624 pages of text illustrated with 39 steel engravings and a frontispiece and vignette title illustration by H. K. Browne. This copy conforms to the issue points for a first edition as listed by Walter E. Smith in his bibliography: Charles Dickens In The Original Cloth. (Smith, Vol1, 10; Eckel 80-81; Podeschi A131)
    TB32121  $1300.00



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    Dickens, 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



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    Dickens, 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  $600.00



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    Dickens, 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




  • Ellis, F. S., Translator:  Reynard The Fox.  London: David Nutt, 1897. Reprint of 1897. Very near fine in an elegant full, polished calf leather binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe of London with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text on black leather in two of the compartments and the gilt image of a fox on the upper compartment. The title is repeated on the front board in gilt and it is accompanied by a gilt outlined fox in a black, religious robe. All edges of the text block are gilt. A 12mo of 7 3/16 by 5 3/8 inches with the front joint repaired using the Etherington Japanese tissue technique and with the front hinge repaired using Japanese tissue to allow the decorated end pages to show through. This copy is contained within a Sangorski & Sutcliffe, paper covered slipcase with animal decorations which match the end pages of the book. At the rear of this copy is a bookseller's ticket of the J. W. Robinson company. 289 pages of text including an index. Illustrated with woodcut devices, chapter headings and vignettes by Walter Crane. Printed by the Chiswick Press of London.
    TB32469  $500.00




  • 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



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    Fitzgerald, F. Scott:  This Side Of Paradise.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. Third Printing. Very near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with very faded gilt text on the spine and blind embossed text on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 5 inches with only touches of light wear to the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. Without it issued dust jacket. 305 pages of text. A very clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. As noted by Bruccoli in his bibliography of Fitzgerald's works, the numerous mispellings and typos which appeared in the first edition and early reprints were not corrected in the plates until the fourth printing. Only 5,000 copies of this, the third printing, were produced. (Bruccoli 5.I.a)
    TB30904  $300.00



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    Hale, Edward Everett:  The Man Without a Country.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1936. Collector's Edition. Very good+ in full leather covered boards with the relief images of Canada, Mexico and Central America on the front board and with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 10 by 7 inches with chips to the surface of the leather over the spine. Without a dust jacket; however the book is contained within its original, very good, paper covered slip case. One of only 1,500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 373 and this copy is signed by the illustrator. 55 pages of text with color illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. With an introduction by Carl Van Doren.
    TB30835  $50.00



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    Harris, 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



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    Hawthorne, 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  $1000.00



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    Hawthorne, Nathaniel:  The House of Seven Gables A Romance.  Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. First Edition, 4th or 5th Printing. Very good in its original, brown, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, blind stamped boards and light yellow end sheets. A 12mo measuring 7 1/8 by 4 3/8 inches containing 344 pages of text with the publisher's four page catalog dated March, 1851 inserted inside of the front end sheets. The upper 1/4 inch of the cloth at the head of the spine is missing exposing the top edge of the text block. The lower 1 1/2 inch of the first page of the catalog has been torn out. On the first free end page an early prior owner's name appears in ink in a tiny, delicate hand and again in pencil, more boldly, on the title page and a third time on the rear end sheet. On the verso of the last free end page the prior owner penciled in a two line quotation from the book and started a sketch of a woman's head. The pages of the text are free of tanning, but exhibit spots of foxing throughout. This is either a forth or fifth printing of the first edition, with the letter "t" missing on line 25 of page 50 and the and the letter "r" missing on the 25th line of page 278. 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. (BAL 7604; Bruccoli/Clark - p. 172)
    TB28496  $275.00



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    Hawthorne, Nathaniel:  The House Of The Seven Gables.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin And Company, 1899. Reprint of 1899. Both volumes of this complete two volume set are in very good+ condition in 3/4 light brown, leather and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments and with the top edge of the text block gilt. Both volumes are small octavos of 7 5/8 by 4 7/8 inches with the end sheet matching the marbled paper covering the boards. The leather is rubbed and slightly worn at the heads and heels of the spine, as is the leather over the tips of the boards. The contents are clean, tight and free of any tanning or foxing. There is no indication of what firm created these elegant bindings. Without dust jackets. Volume I contains 265 pages illustrated with a frontispiece and nine plates by Maude and Genevieve Cowles each plate is protected by tissue guards. Volume II contains 277 pages illustrated with a frontispiece and nine plates by the above artists with each plate protected by tissue guards.
    TB30228  $125.00



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    Hilton, James:  Good-Bye, Mr. Chips.  Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1934. First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in light yellow cloth covered boards with blue text on the spine and on the front board. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 5 inches with the top edge of the text block slightly dust stained and cloth on the front board shows faint spots of foxing. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with 1/16 inch deep chipping across the upper edge of the spine area which is tanned and with nicks to the fore corners of the front and rear panels over the tips of the boards. Signed "Sincerely | James Hilton" on the first free end page. James Hilton's classic of which Alexander Woolcott is quoted as saying of it: "A tender and gentle story as warming to the heart and as nourishing to the spirit as nay I can remember." 126 pages of text. A highly collectible copy of a signed and classic first edition.
    TB32457  $1800.00



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    Hilton, 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



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    Hope, 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



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    Hugo, Victor:  The Novels of Victor Hugo.  Philadelphia: George Barrie, (1894). Holland Paper Edition, Limited Edition. All fourteen volumes of this complete set are in very good+ or better condition in 3/4 red leather and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine and with gilt text in three of the compartments and with gilt rules separating the leather from the marbled paper. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt. Each volumes is quarto of 11 5/8 by 8 1/2 inches. The spines are all uniformly darkened some chipping and wear to the leather at the heels of the spines and the leather is worn through on several volumes over the tips of the boards. The hinges and joints for all the volumes are tight and strong. The contents are in near perfect condition with few marks of foxing or tanning. The images are nearly all protected with tissue guards. One of only 1,000 sets printed with this set identified as number 414 and subscribed for by Mrs. Mary E. Drummond as noted on the verso of the fly title page of volume III. The set includes the following novels: Han of Iceland; Bug-Jargal; Last Day of A Condemned; Claude Gueux; Notre- Dame Of Paris in two volumes; Les Miserables in five volumes; Laughing Man in two volumes; and, Ninety-Three. Illustrated throughout with black and white engravings by various artists. This is an extremely large and heavy set weighing 48 pounds. Please contact Town's End Books prior to ordering for a quote on estimated shipping costs.
    TB30669  $1200.00



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    Irving, 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  $175.00



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    Irving, 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



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    Irving, 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



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    Irving, 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



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    Jackson, Shirley:  The Lottery The Adventures of James Harris.  New York: Farrar, Straus And Company, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in its original light gray cloth covered boards with red text on the spine. An octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with just a modest lean to the spine and with minor foxing to the fixed end sheets a result of the glues used in binding. The contents are clean and bright with no prior ownership markings of any kind. In a poor, first issue, unclipped ($2.75) dust jacket with multiple chips and closed tears to the spine area and to the panels and folds to the flaps with the publisher's 53 East 34th Street, New York address on the rear panel. 306 pages of text. A collection of 25 short stories and a poem the last story bore the title of this book which created quite a stir nationally when it first appeared in The New Yorker Magazine in 1948 due to its very unusual and wrenching theme.
    TB32245  $750.00



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    Jewett, Sarah Orne:  The Country Of The Pointed Firs And Other Stories.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Press, 1979. A Limited 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 quarto measuring 8 5/8 by 5 1/8 inches containing 425 pages of text. Illustrated with images from black and white photographs by Chansonetta Stanley Emmons and a preface by Willa Cather. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates to mar its appearance.
    TB31739  $75.00



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    Khayyam, 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



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    Kipling, Rudyard:  The Jungle Book.  New York: The Century Co., 1894. First Edition. Very good+ in decorated, green cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt animal images on the spine and gilt text and the gilt image of an elephant on the front board and a gilt image of a tiger on the rear board. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 inches with the cloth on the spine slightly tanned, the cloth at the head of the spine shows a 1/4 inch closed tear (which has been professionally repaired) and light rubbing to the tips of the boards. The front board is ever so slightly bowed. The contents are clean and bright with the hinges and joints strong with no signs of weakness. 303 pages of text and illustrated with a frontispiece and 34 images from drawings by W. H. Drake. This US first edition was printed on the same day as the British first edition. (Richards, A77)
    TB32164  $425.00



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    Kipling, 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



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    Kipling, Rudyard:  Kim.  New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., c.1901. Reprint. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and designs on the spine and the blind embossed facsimile of the author's signature on the front board. A small octavo of 7 7/8 by 5 1/2 inches with a prior owner's name and date on the first free end page. The front and rear end sheets show foxing at the hinges where there was a reaction with the glues used in binding. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with the spine tanned and with numerous short closed tears around the edges of the panels and spine area. 376 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and with ten plates of bas-relief sculptures from photographs by J. L. Kipling.
    TB30607  $50.00



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    La Fontaine, Jean De:  The Fables of Jean De La Fontaine.  New York: Limited Editions Club, 1930. Limited Edition. Both volumes of this complete, two volume set are in fine condition in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and a gilt seal on the front board. Both are octavos of 8 9/16 by 5 1/2 inches Volume 1 is still covered by its original glassine dust jacket which is in very good shape; however, the jacket for volume number 2 is quite tattered and in poor condition. Both volumes are contained within a fine, paper covered slipcase with a printed paper label on the spine end. Both the slipcase and volume number 2 are identified as copy number 78 of 1,500 copies and volume 2 is signed by the illustrator Rudolph Ruzicka. Volume 1 contains 265 pages and illustrated with a frontispiece and decorations by Rudolph Ruzicka. Volume 2 contains 399 pages and is similarly illustrated as above. The text has been translated from the French by Joseph Auslander and Jacques Le Clercq.
    TB32000  $90.00



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    Lewis, 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  $150.00



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    London, Jack:  The Sea Wolf.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1979. Collector's Edition. Near fine in full dark blue 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. Some of the gilt filled embossing on the front and rear boards is deteriorating and missing. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring 10" by 7" 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. With the exception of the missing gilt on the front and rear boards, this is a tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB23372  $60.00



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    Longfellow, 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  $400.00



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    Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth:  Evangeline A Tale of Acadie.  New York: E. P. Dutton, n.d. [1907]. Later Printing. . Very good+ in highly decorated light 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 light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the upper edge of the boards and the lower tips of the same and with a prior owner's name and date of "May 30th, 1911" on the fly title page. In a fair, unclipped tanned dust jacket with 3/4" deep chips across the upper edge of the spine area extending into the front panel by two inches and with shallow chipping from the lower edge of the spine area. 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.
    TB26374  $250.00



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    Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth:  Hiawatha.  Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1906). First Edition. Very near fine in light green cloth covered boards with gilt text and white decorations on the spine and with the same on the front board with a border of a native American motif around the edge of the front board. A small quarto of 9 1/2 by 7 1/8 inches light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. There is a prior owner's name written on the second free end page. Without a dust jacket. 189 pages of text illustrated with a color frontispiece and 67 illustrations by E. Stetson Crawford 15 of which are color plates. An extremely handsome and clean copy.
    TB31633  $75.00



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    Miller, Arthur:  Death of a Salesman.  New York: The Viking Press, 1977. First Edition, Signed Limited Edition. Near ine in heavy brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a gilt facsimile of the author's signature on the front board and with illustrated end sheets. A small octavo measuring 8 1/16 by 5 1/2 inches with the cloth on the spine slightly faded and with a small prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a near fine cloth covered slip case. One of only 500 special autographed editions with this copy identified as number 308 and signed by the author on the fly title page. This title brought Miller an international reputation as it became his second Broadway success after All My Sons (1947). Many consider it his masterpiece and perhaps the best play written by an American. The play was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1949 in the drama category. 139 pages of text and script. Illustrated with eight plates from black and white photographs. An exceptional copy of an award winning play.
    TB31420  $500.00



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    Milne, A. A.:  Now We Are Six.  London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., (1927). First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in full light blue leather covered boards with gilt text on the spine, gilt borders and text with the image of a child with a fishing pole on the front board and with illustrated end sheets. All edges of the text block are gilt. A 12mo measuring 7 1/2 by 5 inches with light rubbing to the leather at the head and heel of the spine and and to the tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket as issued. This is the publisher's deluxe, leather bound, first printing edition. 103 pages illustrated throughout with line drawings by Ernest H. Shepard.
    TB31118  $450.00




  • Mitchell, Margaret:  Gone With the Wind.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. Twenty-fourth Printing. Very good+ in its original gray cloth covered boards with dark blue text on the spine and front board. An octavo measuring 8 3/8 by 5 3/4 inches with the cloth at the corners of the spine rubbed and worn, the spine has attained a modest concave position and there is a gift inscription on the first free end page. The original text block is clean, unmarked and shows only a hint of age toning. In its original unclipped dust jacket which is in very good- condition with small chips at the corners of the spine area, as well as numerous closed tears at the ends of the spine area and rubbing to the folds to the flaps. This is the 24th printing of this title with the date: "December, 1936" on the copyright page. A classic novel of the Civil War and the author's only book which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937. 1037 pages of text.
    TB32466  $475.00



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    Paton, 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 inches containing 297 pages of text and illustrated with color drawings by Howard Rogers. Signed by the author on the third free end paper. An extremely handsome, crisp clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates, inscriptions or book plates.
    TB31737  $125.00



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    Shakespeare, 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 front paste downs 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



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    Shakespeare, William:  William Shakespeare Six Tragedies.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1975. 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 9 1/16 by 6 inches containing 640 pages of text. This title contains Macbeth; Hamlet; Othello; Romeo and Juliet; King Lear; and Julius Caesar. One of the volumes in The Franklin Library's series of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. A beautiful, crisp, clean and unread copy with no names, dates, markings or prior owner's plates.
    TB31788  $75.00



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    Steinbeck, John:  The Grapes of Wrath.  New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. Very good in illustrated beige cloth covered boards with brown text on the spine, line drawings in brown on the front and rear boards and with illustrated end sheets. The top edge of the text block is stained a pale yellow, but is dust stained. The lower 1/4 inch of the edges of the spine and boards are soiled and the fore edge of the text block shows a number of small foxing stains. The dust jacket is the original first edition jacket with both the price ($2.75) and "First Edition" slugs in place on the front flap. Overall the jacket is in poor condition with the entire spine area missing and with heavy rubbing to the folds and edges of the panels. Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1940 with this novel of the Depression Era, dust bowl immigrants to California from Oklahoma. 619 pages of text. (Goldstone & Payne, A12) The 1940 movie version of the book was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck for 20th Century Fox, it was directed by John Ford, and starred Henry Fonda. A true high spot of American literature.
    TB31733  $800.00



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    Steinbeck, John:  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. Edited by Robert DeMott.
    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



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    Stevenson, Robert Louis:  The Black Arrow A Tale Of The Two Roses.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. First EditionThus. Very good in black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and an illustrated, color paper label on the front board and gilt to the top edge of the text block. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 7 inches with several light scratches to the color paper label on the front board, fading to the backstrip of the spine, a 1/4 inch closed tear to the fly title page, some soiling to that same page and light soiling to the forward edge of the title page. Without its very scarce dust jacket. 328 pages of text and illustrated with end sheets, color title page, and 13 of the 14 color plates by N. C. Wyeth. It is the last plate facing page 324 which is missing. A clean and collectible copy of this beloved classic story by Robert L Stevenson.
    TB32348  $200.00



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    Stevenson, 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



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    Stowe, 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



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    Stowe, Harriet Beecher:  Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly.  Norwalk: The Easton Press, 1979. Easton Press Collector's Edt.. Fine in highly gilt decorated full gray leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text stamping and gilt decorations in the compartments. The end papers are of silk and there is a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. The edges of the text block are in gilt. Without a dust jacket as issued. A small quarto measuring 10" by 6 3/4" containing 295 pages of text and illustrated with lithographs by Miguel Covarrubias. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB30762  $65.00




  • 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



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    Thoreau, 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  $9000.00



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    Thoreau, Henry D.:  Walden; Or, Life In The Woods (Fifth Printing).  Boston: Ticknor And Fields, 1865. Fifth Printing. Very good+ in its original, light brown, blind stamped cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo of 7 1/16 by 4 3/8 inches with a number of tears and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. The cloth over the tips of the boards has been worn through. The front and rear joints have been professionally reinforced. The front hinge has started, but remains strong. There is an early prior owner's name in pencil on the first free end page. There is a water mark at the top edge of the text block near the spine, but there is no sign of dampness on any margins below that stain. The last 37 pages of the book show a small water stain in the margin of the upper fore corner of those pages. A small closed tear to the fore edge of page 241 has been repaired with archival tape. Gray end sheets with 357 numbered pages of text followed by 21 numbered pages of publisher's ads dated September, 1865 and those are followed by 3 un-numbered pages. 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 reprint of a classic of American literature only saw 500 copies printed. (BAL, 20106; Borst, A2.1.e)
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    Thoreau, 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  $50.00



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    Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).  New York: Charles L. Webster And Company, 1885. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in the publisher's original decorated green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block and gilt text on the spine and gilt and black decorations and text on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 6 1/2 inches with the cloth at the heel of the spine worn down to the lower edge of the text block (with a minor repair to improve its appearance), rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head of the spine and the cloth is worn through over the tips of the boards. The front hinge is beginning to crack, but has been professionally reinforced. The rear hinge remains tight and strong and there is an early prior owner's name and date of 1887 written on the first free end page. The text block is tight and complete with no foxing, tanning or soiling. This volume is a first printing mixed state of the first edition as the title-leaf, with an 1884 copyright date, is not a cancel indicating a third state. On page [9] under "Chapter VI" the reading is "Huck Decided to Leave." On page 13 the illustration "Him and Another Man" is listed as being on page 88 where in this case the illustration appears on page 87 (first state). The 11th line from the bottom of page 57 reads "with the was" (first state). The final number 5 on page 155 appears as a larger numeral than the first two numbers (third state). And, finally page 161 lacks the signature mark (first state). The tipped-in frontispiece, by the Heliotype Printing Co., bust of Twain shows the drape over the pedestal, but that fact has no relation to any printing. Considered to be Mark Twain's masterpiece and for generations known as a true American classic this is a very pleasing copy without the typical damage seen in so many worn-out bindings. (BAL 3415; MacDonnell, Firsts Magazine Sept. 1998; Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 75-76; McBride, pp. 92-121)
    TB31419  $3250.00



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    Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the comedy Those Extraordinary Twins.  Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1894. First Book Form Edition, first state. Very good+ in the publisher's original decorated brown cloth covered boards with black decorations and gilt text on the spine and front board with tan-gray end sheets. The cloth at the head, heel and tips of the boards is rubbed and lightly worn with a prior owner's small book plate on the front paste down and with an earlier prior owner's name written in ink on the first free end page along with several stray ink marks. At the top of the front paste down the original owner has written a date of "6/ /95" in ink. Without a dust jacket. This is the first state of the first edition as evidenced by the bulk of the text block measuring 1 1/8" and with the frontispiece tipped-in and with the facsimile signature of Twain measuring 1 7/16" wide on the frontispiece. (BAL 3442 & McBride p. 170) 432 pages of text with marginal line art illustrations throughout. First published in the Century Magazine of December, 1893 to June, 1894. Overall, an extremely handsome and clean copy.
    TB32181  $450.00




  • 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  $125.00



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    Twain, 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



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    Twain, 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



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    Twain, 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.
    TB26572  $75.00




  • 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  $35.00



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    Twain, 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



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    Twain [Samuel L. Clemens], Mark:  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. First Edition, First Issue. Very good+ in its original, staple bound, decorated red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine together with with a black illustration of Huck climbing through a window and with gilt text stamped on the front board with silhouettes of five boys and an elderly lady about to whack Huck with her umbrella. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 4 7/8 inches with printed end sheets. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed and lightly worn. The cloth on the spine is slightly darkened. The cloth at the tips of the boards is worn and rubbed. The hinges and joints remain tight and strong. The contents are bright and free of damage and foxing or tanning. This is the very unusual and uncommon copy of a staple bound version of the first, true edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn which was first published in England about four months before the first American edition was offer for sale. 438 pages of text followed by 32 pages of ads by the publisher dated October of 1884. Illustrated with 174 line drawings from engravings by E. W. Kemble. (BAL, 3414; McBride, p113)
    TB32289  $2800.00




  • Washington, Booker T.:  Up From Slavery.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1977. Limited Edition. Fine in full black leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with elaborate gilt tool work (resembling the Art Nouveau book designs done by Sarah Wyman Whitman) and text stamping 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. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measurng 8 by 5 1/4 inches containing 307 pages of text with drawings by Bert Forbes. The author's autobiography. This is one of the volumes in the Franklin Press' series of The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. An extremely handsome volume with no names, dates, markings or prior owner's book plates.
    TB32460  $75.00



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    (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



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    (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



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    (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



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    [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  $800.00



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    [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



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    Wharton, Edith:  Ethan Frome.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1939. Limited Edition. Near fine in beveled boards covered with green cloth with faded gilt text stamping on the spine and with a gilt illustration on the front board. A quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/2" with the ghost of a prior owner's address label on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a good slip case which has been repaired with tape. Signed on the colophon by the illustrator, Henry Varnum Poor and this copy bears the number of 453 out of only 1,500 copies signed and numbered. 145 pages of text illustrated with water-color drawings by Henry Varnum Poor.
    TB26208  $100.00






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