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  • Publisher: London - Macmillan and Co.
London - Macmillan and Co., 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming, illustrated edition of this collection of nursery rhymes by Christina Rossetti. New and enlarged edition. With one hundred and twenty illustrations by Arthur Hughes. Engraved by the brothers Dalziel. Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830 29 December 1894) was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. She is perhaps best known for her long poem Goblin Market, her love poem Remember, and for the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter. Condition: In publisher's green cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Spine is sunned. Internally, generally firmly bound. Front end-paper is missing. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. There is an ink inscription to the recto of front free end paper. Overall: VERY GOOD..
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  • Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co., London / New York, 1897,
  • Format: Hardcover
HASLEWOOD, Constance. Young Canada's Nursery Rhymes. Illustrated by Constance Haslewood. London / New York : Frederick Warne & Co., n.d. [1890s?]. Pp80. Illustrated with Chromoliths on every page. 8vo, reddish-brown cloth spine, illustrated boards. With "Property Room" label to front cover and two"Property Room" inkstamps, covers smudged, wear to corners, internally vg-fine. 300.00
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  • Publisher: Lord John Press
Northridge, CA: Lord John Press. Fine. 1982. Limited Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. A handsome specially bound deluxe Limited Signed edition/first printing in Fine condition with only slight rubbing to rear cover. This is number 16 of 50 numbered copies SIGNED by author, illustrator and Nobel Laureate Günter Grass on a specially designed signature page. Quarter bound in maroon cloth with marbled boards; Fifteen poems and ten etchings by German novelist and Nobel Laureate Günter Grass. Each poem is included in both the original German and its English translation. Titles include: Flag of Poland; Nursery Rhyme; Ballad of the Black Cloud; Racine Has His Coat of Arms Changed; Ivy --The Growth Rate of Immortality and ten others. Translated by Michael Hamburger; Etchings .
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  • Publisher: Smith, Elder & Co., London
Small octavo. Contemporary dyed calf, spine gilt extra, t.e.g. Binding worn at extremities, but quite sound, shallow loss at crown of spine, internally very good. First edition. Inscribed presentation copy: "The Lord Chief Justice Coleridge from RB. Oct. 16. '77." The recipient, Sir John Duke Coleridge, was the eldest son of John Taylor Coleridge, and in his youth, was an intimate of Arnold and Clough at Oxford. His literary interests carried over into his adult life, manifesting themselves in the assemblage of a distinguished library, strong in the Elizabethans. He served as Chief Justice of the Common Pleas for seven years, until in 1880, he was appointed Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench.
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  • Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell and Company
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Company, 1897. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 2nd Printing 1 Copyright date 1897, first edition, from authors revised text. Edited with biographical and critical notes and introduction by Charlotte Porter And Helen A. Clark editors of "poet-lore". Illustrated throughout with seventeen black-and-white photographs. Green cloth over boards with gold lettering and design on the front and on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. No Dust Jacket. Shelfwear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine is minor. Text is bright and clean tight binding. An extremely solid, Collectible book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
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California, 1982. Unbound. Near Fine. Sixteen original flyers for the American punk rock band Black Flag, various sizes, in very good to near fine condition with some tape abrasions, slight creasing, and tiny chips from removed staples. Eleven of the flyers are confirmed as having artwork by Raymond Pettibon. Black Flag, widely regarded as one of the first hardcore punk bands, was formed in 1976 by its only continuous member, guitarist Greg Ginn. They were innovators of the West Coast punk sound and were influential in the counterculture of punk both in the U.S. and overseas. From 1981-1984 they were fronted by singer Henry Rollins, arguably their most notorious member. Raymond Pettibon, a highly collected American artist, is noted for his comic-like drawings, ink on paper, and his association with Black Flag and the mid-1970s to late 1980s punk scene. Pettibon, Ginn's younger brother, started as a bass player for the band. He suggested the band's name (changed from the original name, Panic, in late 1978) and also designed their logo of vertical bars, with which the band gained notoriety by spray painting it all around the Los Angeles area. Pettibon was also the unofficial artist for Ginn's record label, SST Records, which released influential recordings from other alternative bands such as the Minutemen, Hüsker Dü, the Meat Puppets, Sonic Youth, and Dinosaur Jr. Details of the collection available upon request.
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  • Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Novel attacking the unscrupulous methods of the trusts. Not particularly common, and this a compelling association copy, bearing the ownership signature of Teddy Roosevelt's first Secretary of Commerce, who was himself instrumental in helping to put TR's trust-busting policies into action. Metcalf (1853-1936) was a three-term Congressman from California (1899-1904), served Roosevelt's Secretary of Commerce from 1904-1906, then as Secretary of the Navy (a position Roosevelt had himself once held) from 1906-1908. HANNA 1872. SMITH H-1078. Octavo (19.5cm). Publisher's decorated tan cloth, lettered in brown on spine and front cover, with pictorial paste-on below title; 236pp; frontispiece illustration by Bert Knight. Mild cover wear and soil, else Near Fine, with ink ownership signature of Victor H. Metcalf (prominent California lawyer & politician; Sec'y of Commerce under Theodore Roosevelt) to front endpaper, datemarked Washington, 1904.
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  • Publisher: Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-yard. J. Butterworth, Fleet-Street, and B. C. Collins, Salisbury
London: Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-yard. J. Butterworth, Fleet-Street, and B. C. Collins, Salisbury, 1795. The third edition, with considerable additions. Hardcover. Very Good. (16), 284, (8)p. Contemporary leather. 22 cm. A couple of former owner's names on front free endpaper. Light scuffing and other wear on covers.
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  • Publisher: Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-yard. J. Butterworth, Fleet-Street, and B. C. Collins, Salisbury
London: Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-yard. J. Butterworth, Fleet-Street, and B. C. Collins, Salisbury, 1795. The third edition, with considerable additions. Hardcover. Very Good. (16), 284, (8)p. Contemporary leather. 22 cm. A couple of former owner's names on front free endpaper. Light scuffing and other wear on covers.
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  • Publisher: Random House
New York: Random House, 1965. First edition of McCarthy's first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author in a contemporary hand on the front free endpaper, "To John Sheddan Cormac McCarthy." The recipient, John Sheddan was a close friend of McCarthy's. "Some of McCarthy's friends claim that the character Gene Harrogate (a character in McCarthy's novel, Suttree), or at least his watermelon venture, was based in some way on John Sheddan, "scholar, schemer, hustler, melon paramour" (Gibson 23)... However in a letter of response to Gibson's article, Knoxvillian Buzz Kelley writes that Sheddan was "probably McCarthy's best and most loyal friend from the Knoxville crowd," holder of two master's degrees, and not at all "a violator of vegetables nor one to fornicate with fruits" (Dianne C. Luce, Reading the World: Cormac McCarthy's Tennessee Period). Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Muriel Nasser. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An excellent association. The novels of Cormac McCarthy owe much to William Faulkner, especially in their "use of dialect and concrete sense of the world— a debt McCarthy does not dispute. ‘The ugly fact is books are made out of books,’ he says. ‘The novel depends for its life on the novels that have been written.' "Cormac McCarthy is expert in generating an emotional climate, in suggesting instead of in stating, in creating a long succession of brief, dramatic scenes described with flashing visual impact" (The New York Times).
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  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
London: Chatto & Windus, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (20cm.); original cloth in pictorial price-clipped dust jacket by T. Ritchie, Book Society Choice belly-band; 348pp. Small dampspot to belly-band, else Near Fine. A romantic tragi-comedic novel, the author's sixth. "Not recommended for those who seek a positive rendering of human possibilities" (Women and Literature (3rd ed.), p. 134); GRIER, p. 112 (B** C**, citing the first American edition).
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  • Publisher: Chatto and Windus
UK: Chatto and Windus, 1954. 1st Edition 2nd Imp 1954.Iris Murdoch's first book. In the same format and style as the 1st Edition printed one month earlier. . Book is very good++ and bright. Contents good.The wrapper is very good+ and bright. Edges lightly rubbed. Spine slightly lightened. Light foxing and age toning to wrapper white rear. More images can be taken upon request.Ref 9689. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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  • Publisher: Radom House
Radom House, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Published in New York by Random House in 1963. First Edition, correct price and no ads for later titles (according to the Younger Bibliography). Book very good. DJ very good. DJ price reads 195/195.
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  • Publisher: Radom House
Radom House, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Published in New York by Random House in 1963. First Edition, correct price and no ads for later titles (according to the Younger Bibliography). Book very good. DJ very good. DJ price reads 195/195.
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  • Publisher: The Easton Press
  • Format: Hardcover
Easton Press Collector's edition of the second edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Revised in accordance with the official Latin text and promulgated by Pope John Paul II (from title page). Full green leather, hubbed spine, gilt decorations and page edges, silk moire end sheets, silk ribbon bookmark. Illustrated. Indexed, 904 pp. In fine condition, front board slightly bowed. Full refund if not satisfied.
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  • Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
  • Format: Hardcover
Scarce copy of a charming children's book doubly signed by the author, who later would write "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm." Inscription at front endpaper to "Dwight Herbert Holcombe, from the author," signed and dated "Chautauqua 1893." Rear endpaper reads, "I had rather be a child's story teller, than a King's troubadour or a Queen's favorite. Kate Doughlas (sic) Wiggin." Black-and-white illustrations throughout. Hardcover copy with cracking/separation at gutters, but all pages intact. Light foxing to endpapers and edges. Green paper over boards, with white-wrapped and scuffed spine. Soiling noted to covers, with moderately bruised tips. Bumping to spine head and foot. Protected by a Mylar sheet. 66 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.
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  • Publisher: Blanchard and Lea
Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1860. Hardcover. Good. First edition. xvi, 33-440pp. One hundred wood engravings. Original brown pebbled and embossed cloth, gilt-stamped spine tarnished and rubbed. Hinges and gutters cracked, owner's inscription on front pastedown, spine ends and corners frayed and bumped, a good only copy without dustwrapper presumably as issued.
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New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1971. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Color Photographs Throughout. White Cloth Stamped In Black And Red. 17" X 12 1/2". Black Slipcase Stamped In Red And White, White Paper Label Printed In Red And Black. First Edition. Book And Dusty Jacket Fine, No Wear Or Marks. Cloth Slipcase Fine, A Little Black Ink Offsetting To Four Letters In White Title On Front Cover, Paper Label Immaculate.
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  • Publisher: Longman and Rees
London: Longman and Rees, 1800. First Miniature Edition. Tooled leather with gilding. Very Good. Cook. 12mo, tooled and gilt-stamped leather with four hubs, engraved frontispiece of Dr. Johnson by Cook, frontis. & t.p. + [iii-iv] advert. + 284 pages. Very Rare! [Edited by Rev. Joseph Hamilton.] Handy edition of the redoubtable Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary with its marvellous definitions. Published in 1800 during the raging Napoleonic wars with France (see also the somewhat later inscription to a French ship's captain below). Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), or more commonly "Dr. Johnson" or "the Great Cham," was a brilliant English writer, devout Anglican and Tory, who made his reputation as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and most lastingly as a lexicographer. His Dictionary of the English Language is noteworthy for its extent, comprehensiveness, and use of pithy definitions. James Boswell, of course, memorialized the life and sayings of the great doctor. So uncommon, it has NOT been identified by Courtney & Smith, Johnson Bibliography with Supplement, e.g., pp.57-59. The eighth edition of A Dictionary of the English Language appeared in 1799; the ninth edition in 1805. The upper cap of the spine is missing and the volume is rubbed with wear evident along the hinges and corners, but the sewing is strong and the pages are clean with minimal toning. Minor brown offset from the fine engraved frontispiece of Dr. Johnson onto the title page. Bookstamp of bookseller "E. Desbois, Bordeaux"; marbled endpapers. Interesting ink presentation on ffe: "To / J [or "T"] Beck Esqr. / commanding the French / packett Esteva on / her passage from Bordeaux / to Vera Cruz in Nov. 1831 ~ by his most obedt / humble servant / L. L. Becker"
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  • Publisher: Crown Publishers, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
Signed limited edition of President George W. Bush's "loving testimonial" to the life and legacy of his father, President George H.W. Bush. Octavo, original cloth, with 26 pages of color and black-and-white illustrations including two color frontispiece portraits. Signed by both George Bush and additionally signed by George H.W. Bush. Fine in a fine slipcase. Rare signed by both Presidents. Forty-five men have served as President of the United States. Countless books have been written about them. But never before has a President told the story of his father, another President, through his own eyes and in his own words. A unique and intimate biography, the book covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush's life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his pioneering work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise as a Congressman, U.S. Representative to China and the United Nations, CIA Director, Vice President, and President. The book shines new light on both the accomplished statesman and the warm, decent man known best by his family. In addition, George W. Bush discusses his father's influence on him throughout his own life, from his childhood in West Texas to his early campaign trips with his father, and from his decision to go into politics to his own two-term Presidency.
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New York, Toronto, London, Sydney, and Auckland: Bantam Books. As New in As New dust jacket. 2000. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0553111337 . A stunning first edition/ first printing in As New condition in alike dust jacket, SIGNED by AUTHOR James Bradley on half-title page; James Bradley's loving tribute to his own father and to the five other men, who along with Navy corpsman John Bradley, raised the flag at Iwo Jima during WWII in 1945. It is also the story behind the famous photograph and the story of the heroic battle for the Pacific's most crucial island Iwo Jima. Bradley follows the young Marines through battle and its aftermath, some going home and being hailed a hometown hero. He told his son that the only real heroes were the boys who were not coming home from that bloody battle. Basis for 2006 movie directed by Clint Eastwood and produced by Steven Spielberg; [viii], [3], 4-376 pages .
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  • Publisher: London and New York: Jonathan Cape, The Armchair Detective Library, and Hodder & Stoughton 1968-2002
28 volumes, octavo. Original cloth. With the dust jackets. Colonel Sun, near fine, dust jacket nicked to corners, James Bond and the Spy Who Loved Me, fine in fine price clipped dust jacket, James Bond and Moonraker, light abrasion to head of front free endpaper, fine dust jacket, Licence Renewed, Icebreaker, Win, Lose or Die, Seafire, Man from Barbarossa, price clipped, Goldeneye, fine in fine dust jacket, Licence to Kill, bumped to spine, otherwise near fine in fine dust jacket, all the Raymond Benson titles are fine in fine dust jackets. First editions (Goldeneye first hardback edition), first impressions. A complete set of novels and screenplays by the first four authors to carry on the James Bond franchise after Ian Fleming's death.
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  • Format: Hardcover
For sale is an outstanding Ernest Hemingway first edition collection. There are two books signed by Ernest Hemingway, "A Farewell to Arms" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls". Both signed books have been authenticated by James Spence Authentication with the following certification numbers: #Z32467 and #Z32468. 51 of the 52 books in this Ernest Hemingway set are first editions, first printings; The exception being the signed Grosset and Dunlap edition of "A Farewell to Arms". Other highlights include original dust jackets for "The Torrents of Spring", "Men Without Women", "A Farewell to Arms", "Winner Take Nothing", "Green Hills of Africa" among many others. We have created an impressive 50 page catalog with the descriptions and photographs of all of the books included in this collection. The descriptions of each book are listed in detail below, if you are interested in viewing additional photographs, please send us an inquiry requesting to view the catalog. Due to the value of this set, the buyer agrees to pay full shipping costs including insurance, with the collection being shipped via the carrier of your choice. We also have an equally impressive Mark Twain first edition collection available for sale in our store.
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  • Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1924. 28 volumes, octavo (228 x 150 mm). Attractively bound in recent dark blue morocco, two crimson morocco labels, single rule to boards, marbled boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. The occasional minor blemish else in near-fine condition. The Atlantic Edition, one of a limited edition of 1,050 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf of which this is number 998, and with new prefaces written especially for this edition by the author. A handsomely bound set.
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  • Publisher: Chapman & Hall
London: Chapman & Hall, MDCCCXLIII (1843); London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846; London: Bradbury & Evans, MDCCCXLVI (1846); London: Chapman & Hall, MDCCCXLV (1845); London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. 5 vols., 8vo, illustrated with engravings see below for the discussion of states and pagination. All volumes in full dark green morocco extra, covers with gilt holly sprigs at corners, backstrips faded to rich brown, lettered and stamped in gilt, all edges gilt, each book with its original cloth covers bound in at the end. In uniformly very good condition with just a hint of rubbing to the bindings. Each volume with the bookplate of the famous minister Henry Sloane Coffin, by descent to a private collector in San Francisco. A lovely set perfect for reading or handling without fear of damage. § First editions of all five of Dickensâ??s Christmas books. With engravings by D. Maclise, R. Doyle, C. Stanfield, J. Leech, J. Tenniel, and F. Stone, Thompson, G. Dalziel, E. Dalziel, T. Williams, Swain, and Groves. A Christmas Carol is the high point and the crucial component in any set of Dickensâ??s Christmas Books. Dickens kept its production on a short leash and anecdotes abound about his pleasure or displeasure with the differently colored endpapers, the color of the cloth for the binding, the typography and so forth. Oddly enough, despite Dickensâ?? personal attention to this edition, it is not a particularly well-made title. Coupled with the legions of fans who often read their copies â??to death,â? it comes as no surprise that original and well-preserved copies of this book, in its correct state, seldom appear on the market. The Chimes, written in Genoa, Italy, was commercially more successful than A Christmas Carol and Dickens worked hard to make this second Christmas book a worthy successor. The Cricket... grew from the idea to begin a weekly periodical which would have been called â??The Cricket,â? though was abandoned quickly for a more important venture and the founding of The Daily News. The Cricket was wildly successful, doubling in circulation of both its predecessors. Dickens wrote The Battle of Life during a period of recuperation needed after illness attributed to overworking; despite being seriously indisposed he managed to complete the work, while working on Dombey and Son, though it was not as successful as his other Christmas books thus far. The Haunted Man... was the last of the Christmas books, and despite requiring a final rally from the author to avoid disappointing the public, the book is considered the least interesting and lowest grossing of the Christmas books; the issue of 20,000 had not completely sold when the author died. All books are in their most desirable states, as follows:A Christmas Carol...: [i-viii], [1]-166, [2, ads] pp. First edition, first issue. Green endpapers; â??Stave Iâ? on pp. 1; uncorrected text throughout; red-and-blue printed title page, with four color etchings and four woodcuts, full-page color etchings. The Chimes...: [i-viii], [1]-175, [1, imprint; 1, advert.] pp. First edition, first issue. The name of the publishers is a part of the the vignette title page as per the first issue. 11 woodcuts in text and steel engraved frontis and titlepage.The Cricket on the Hearth...: [i-viii], [1]-174, [lacks 2pp. ads] pp. First edition, first issue. With steel engraved frontis and titlepage, and 12 woodcuts in text. The Battle of Life...: [i-viii], [1-3], 4-175, [3, imprint and ads]. First edition, second of four states of the engraved title. Terminal ads announce the publication in parts of Dombey and Son, and the bound volume of Oliver Twist. In addition to the engraved frontis and titlepage there are 11 woodcuts in the text. The Haunted Man and the Ghosts Bargain...: [i-viii], [1]-188 pp., with engraved frontis and title page, and 15 woodcuts in the text. Smith II 4, 5, 6, 8, 9. Eckel 116-134. See
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  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd., Rickaro Books, and Churchill Book Collector 1925, 1935 & 2019, London, Horbury & San Diego
  • Format: Hardcover
This previously unrecorded 1925 autograph letter by T. E. Lawrence is accompanied by copy "50" of the 1935 British limited issue of Seven Pillars of Wisdom in which the letter was discovered, and the specially-bound copy "Number One" of the 2019 book about this letter. Lawrence wrote this letter while posted to the Royal Air Force (RAF) Cadet College at Cranwell, where he completed the famous 1926 "SubscriberÂ?s" or "Cranwell" edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom. This letter consists of 164 words in 22 lines on the blank verso of an RAF "Application for Mechanical Transport." Four lines at the upper right read: "All this is my present name & | address. IÂ?m one of the CadetsÂ? | slaves: not a cadet: God be | praised. Life is v. good, up here." The body of the letter reads: "Dear Goslett | A bit slow in the reply: but better than last time, | I think. What? | Lowell Thomas? Curses on L.T. What? | Your bet with Makins will have to be declared "off". They | sent me up here, to a fresh station, where I | have no leisure after the dayÂ?s work. So | my proofs only receive treatment on half-days | and Sundays: and then usually only if it | rains: for I love the road: and my bike. | Consequently the book will not be ready till the | new year: | You and Makins each get a copy of the complete | (but un-illustrated) text. Remember me to him. | Tell him Darracqs are slow (compared with my | Brough). Yet IÂ?ll accept one of the three Brooklands | T.D.Â?s, if he will offer me one. It would do | for a run-about, when I felt lazy & peaceful." The letter is definitively in LawrenceÂ?s hand, though both the upper right, ostensibly bearing a date, and the signature at the lower right, have been excised. A plausible explanation is the considerable monetary value of LawrenceÂ?s signature Â? even as early as the late 1920s. "Goslett" is Captain Raymond Goslett M.C. (1885-1961), "the supply wizard of Al Wajh and Al Aqabah," a key figure in the Arab Revolt and wartime friend of Lawrence who inadvertently played a role in facilitating his fame. "Makins" is Arthur Dayer Makins, D.F.C., R.R.G.S., F.I.M.T. (1888-1974), a Royal Flying Corps flight lieutenant with X Flight in Arabia who after the war was associated with the motor trade. Lawrence cited both men in his acknowledgements for the 1926 subscriberÂ?s edition of Seven Pillars and each was gifted a copy. A remarkable First World War odyssey as instigator, organizer, hero, and tragic figure of the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire transformed Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935) from an eccentric junior intelligence officer into "Lawrence of Arabia". This indelible experience and celebrity, which he spent the rest of his short life struggling to reconcile and reject, to recount and repress, became Seven Pillars of Wisdom. The short letter is compelling. Lawrence references many of the disparate, competing threads that skeined his life Â? complicated feelings about fame, attempted retreat to the comparative anonymity of the RAF, personal conflict about publication of his literary masterpiece, the famous 1926 subscriberÂ?s edition, love of motorcycles, the sensibility for comradeship that made him, however reluctantly, a leader of men, and even a glimpse of the personal peace he always seemed to want but seldom seemed to find. A Fresh Station publishes an essay sketching LawrenceÂ?s life writing and riding at Cranwell specifically through the prism of this letter. Of 150 numbered copies, "Number One", so numbered and also signed by the authors, now houses and accompanies this letter. Alone among the 150 copies, "One" is bound by the Fine Book Bindery in blue-grey morocco (evoking the RAF) and housed in a custom cloth solander. Copy "50" of the limited 1935 UK issue of Seven Pillars, in which this letter was found, was published on 29 July, following LawrenceÂ?s 19 May death from a motorcycle accident. This was the first time that LawrenceÂ?s 1926 subscriber's text was available for sale to the general public. First, limited, numbered, and finely bound editions.
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  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd., Rickaro Books, and Churchill Book Collector 1925, 1935 & 2019, London, Horbury & San Diego
  • Format: Hardcover
This previously unrecorded 1925 autograph letter by T. E. Lawrence is accompanied by copy "50" of the 1935 British limited issue of Seven Pillars of Wisdom in which the letter was discovered, and the specially-bound copy "Number One" of the 2019 book about this letter. Lawrence wrote this letter while posted to the Royal Air Force (RAF) Cadet College at Cranwell, where he completed the famous 1926 "SubscriberÂ?s" or "Cranwell" edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom. This letter consists of 164 words in 22 lines on the blank verso of an RAF "Application for Mechanical Transport." Four lines at the upper right read: "All this is my present name & | address. IÂ?m one of the CadetsÂ? | slaves: not a cadet: God be | praised. Life is v. good, up here." The body of the letter reads: "Dear Goslett | A bit slow in the reply: but better than last time, | I think. What? | Lowell Thomas? Curses on L.T. What? | Your bet with Makins will have to be declared "off". They | sent me up here, to a fresh station, where I | have no leisure after the dayÂ?s work. So | my proofs only receive treatment on half-days | and Sundays: and then usually only if it | rains: for I love the road: and my bike. | Consequently the book will not be ready till the | new year: | You and Makins each get a copy of the complete | (but un-illustrated) text. Remember me to him. | Tell him Darracqs are slow (compared with my | Brough). Yet IÂ?ll accept one of the three Brooklands | T.D.Â?s, if he will offer me one. It would do | for a run-about, when I felt lazy & peaceful." The letter is definitively in LawrenceÂ?s hand, though both the upper right, ostensibly bearing a date, and the signature at the lower right, have been excised. A plausible explanation is the considerable monetary value of LawrenceÂ?s signature Â? even as early as the late 1920s. "Goslett" is Captain Raymond Goslett M.C. (1885-1961), "the supply wizard of Al Wajh and Al Aqabah," a key figure in the Arab Revolt and wartime friend of Lawrence who inadvertently played a role in facilitating his fame. "Makins" is Arthur Dayer Makins, D.F.C., R.R.G.S., F.I.M.T. (1888-1974), a Royal Flying Corps flight lieutenant with X Flight in Arabia who after the war was associated with the motor trade. Lawrence cited both men in his acknowledgements for the 1926 subscriberÂ?s edition of Seven Pillars and each was gifted a copy. A remarkable First World War odyssey as instigator, organizer, hero, and tragic figure of the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire transformed Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935) from an eccentric junior intelligence officer into "Lawrence of Arabia". This indelible experience and celebrity, which he spent the rest of his short life struggling to reconcile and reject, to recount and repress, became Seven Pillars of Wisdom. The short letter is compelling. Lawrence references many of the disparate, competing threads that skeined his life Â? complicated feelings about fame, attempted retreat to the comparative anonymity of the RAF, personal conflict about publication of his literary masterpiece, the famous 1926 subscriberÂ?s edition, love of motorcycles, the sensibility for comradeship that made him, however reluctantly, a leader of men, and even a glimpse of the personal peace he always seemed to want but seldom seemed to find. A Fresh Station publishes an essay sketching LawrenceÂ?s life writing and riding at Cranwell specifically through the prism of this letter. Of 150 numbered copies, "Number One", so numbered and also signed by the authors, now houses and accompanies this letter. Alone among the 150 copies, "One" is bound by the Fine Book Bindery in blue-grey morocco (evoking the RAF) and housed in a custom cloth solander. Copy "50" of the limited 1935 UK issue of Seven Pillars, in which this letter was found, was published on 29 July, following LawrenceÂ?s 19 May death from a motorcycle accident. This was the first time that LawrenceÂ?s 1926 subscriber's text was available for sale to the general public. First, limited, numbered, and finely bound editions.
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  • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran and Company
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1935. First Trade and First Published Edition for general circulation, the American issue by Doubleday from the English setting. Illustrated as the English issue, with the 48 full page illustrations reproduced from the privately printed edition in black and white. Thick, royal 8vo, publisherâ??s original polished gray/brown buckram lettered and decorated in gilt, upper cover with crossed swords motif in gilt. IN THE ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET, illustrated with pencil sketch style portrait of Lawrence and lettered in red and black, the back cover blank as in earliest states. 672 pp. The book is a fine copy, the jacket very handsome and especially well preserved with only slight edgewear or evidence of age. SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN DUST-JACKET OF ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST PERSONAL MILITARY BIOGRAPHIES OF THE CENTURY. Lawrence, in relating the history of his involvement in the Arab revolt against Ottoman rule during the First World War, produced a true literary classic. Winston Churchill said of the book, "[It] ranks with the greatest books ever written in the English language." Its fame was further secured by Hollywood: "Lawrence of Arabia," starring Peter O'Toole, was based upon the book. This is a splendid, handsome copy of an enduring masterpiece. A personal narrative of the revolt of Arab armies against the Turks during the First World War, SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM stands as a monument of modern literature and history. Bernard Shaw described the book as one of the greatest of our time. Any earlier printing of SEVEN PILLARS was done either for private distribution, or printed in a very small limitation primarily for copyright purposes. Any of these issues is now very scarce. This is the first edition that was printed for general circulation.
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  • Publisher: Garden City Publishing Company
New York: Garden City Publishing Company, 1938. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Stated "De Luxe Edition," but really just an attractive reprint. A bit of soiling to the boards, and endpapers, very good plus in near fine dustwrapper with very light wear.
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  • Publisher: Garden City Publishing Company
New York: Garden City Publishing Company, 1938. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Stated "De Luxe Edition," but really just an attractive reprint. A bit of soiling to the boards, and endpapers, very good plus in near fine dustwrapper with very light wear.
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  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Viking Press, London New York
Faber & Faber; Viking Press, London New York, 1939 Limited Edition of of 425 copies printed. This copy is authentically SIGNED by James Joyce in green ink on the limitation leaf. A magnificent copy. The book is in excellent condition and appears UNREAD. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy with the publisher's slipcase SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Joyce First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New.
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  • Publisher: Various Publishers/ Various Places: 1916 till 1939
  • Format: Hardcover
Up for sale is a collection of four works by James Joyce. It includes very fine and unrestored first editions of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Ulysses (1922, and the signed limited English first edition of 1936 with the original flyer and original slipcase) and Finnegans Wake (1939, limited edition signed in original slipcase). You can order a catalogue of the collection from us or hava a look at all of our first or otherwise interesting editions of Joyce's works as well as books on the author and some paraphernalia at ygrbooks.ch. PLEASE NOTE that the near fine copy of Dubliners, shown in the pictures, has been sold and is no longer part of this collection.
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  • Publisher: Various Publishers/ Various Places: 1916 till 1939
  • Format: Hardcover
Up for sale is a collection of four works by James Joyce. It includes very fine and unrestored first editions of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Ulysses (1922, and the signed limited English first edition of 1936 with the original flyer and original slipcase) and Finnegans Wake (1939, limited edition signed in original slipcase). You can order a catalogue of the collection from us or hava a look at all of our first or otherwise interesting editions of Joyce's works as well as books on the author and some paraphernalia at ygrbooks.ch. PLEASE NOTE that the near fine copy of Dubliners, shown in the pictures, has been sold and is no longer part of this collection.
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  • Publisher: Various Publishers/ Various Places: 1916 till 1939
  • Format: Hardcover
Up for sale is a collection of four works by James Joyce. It includes very fine and unrestored first editions of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Ulysses (1922, and the signed limited English first edition of 1936 with the original flyer and original slipcase) and Finnegans Wake (1939, limited edition signed in original slipcase). You can order a catalogue of the collection from us or hava a look at all of our first or otherwise interesting editions of Joyce's works as well as books on the author and some paraphernalia at ygrbooks.ch. PLEASE NOTE that the near fine copy of Dubliners, shown in the pictures, has been sold and is no longer part of this collection.
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  • Publisher: Faber & Faber, London
Faber & Faber, London , 1946. 1st Edition Thus. HARDCOVER. 8vo in rust red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 628pp plus 28pp 'corrections of misprints' at rear. This is the first reprint, and first issue thus, many leaves still unopened . . . . . . . . .. .CONDITION : A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of sunning to spine, slight push to bottom cover corner tips, pages very slightly tanned, neat inscription on front blank fly-leaf - dated 1946). . . . . . . . . . . . NOTE Due to size, weight or additional insurance fees shipping this item to some destinations outside the UK will cost more than price shown above. Orders made by card will only be completed after you have approved any extra cost. ... . . . . . . . . We always ship in PROTECTIVE CARD PARCELS
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  • Publisher: Paris, Louis Conard 1921-1954.,,
  • Format: Hardcover
Halbledereinband mit Kopfgoldschnitt. Druck auf Büttenpapier. Zustand: sehr gut erhaltenes u. in diesem Umfang seltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 25000
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New York City, NY: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1986. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.. New York City, NY: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1986. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. 240 pages. Book-length account on subject. One of Mario Vargas Llosa's finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Mario Vargas Llosa's "La Orgia perpetua" in a felicitous English translation. The culmination of the author's lifelong obsession with Flaubert and his masterpiece. "Deals with the story the novel tells and the sources it uses, the way in which it transforms itself into time and language. Examines the 'added element' Flaubert joined to his perceptions of reality: His humanizing of objects, obsession with pairs, and manipulation of fictional time and narrative. Finally, focussing on such issues as the anti-hero and interior monologue, the author discusses the place of 'Madame Bovary' in the development of the modern novel" (Richard Kuczkowski) . Mario Vargas Llosa is the writer/intellectual/philosopher par excellence among the Latin-American geniuses of the so-called Boom: He refuses to be categorized, labeled, and reduced by ideology, whether it is Fascist conservatism, political correctness, or Leftist academicism, what he has condemned as "authoritarianism of the Left and the Right". He considers himself an heir to the great European cultural tradition yet his work is firmly grounded in Latin America's (not just his native Peru's) history and mythology. His aesthetics and literary practice - Vargas Llosa has embraced and appropriated every literary genre - prompted Roberto Bolano, his greatest successor, to consider him an inescapable influence, among a handful of others, on contemporary Latin-American literature. That is to say, to be a Latin-American writer is to become a Classical master of language and a Modernist artist, writing in language of the highest quality and reinventing literary form and convention at the same time. Literary genres are inventions of a particular culture's idea of imagination and storytelling, "templates" that Vargas Llosa transforms into "poetic tales" (in Harold Bloom's brilliant phrase) . An absolute "must-have" title for Mario Vargas Llosa collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Mario Vargas Llosa. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a late-modern classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (American) available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws yet are priced as though they had collectible value. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Cervantes Prize, awarded to the greatest living writers in Spanish by the Spanish Government, in 1994. Winner of the Jerusalem Prize in 1995. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010. One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARIO VARGAS LLOSA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374230773.
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  • Publisher: s. l. , Monday evening [March 1875].
8vo. 1 page. Letter to Ivan Turgenev. In full (translated): "I think tomorrow I'll be at Courmanche. Come and take me at 9 a.m. to go to Hugo's father. Answer me so that I know if I have to wait. I do not! It's not worth it, I expect you until 9 ½." Affixed to the free end page of a gorgeously leatherbound limited edition of Flaubert�s La Légende de Saint-Julien l'Hospitalier, numbered 130/200, published by Ecole Estienne, 1937. In fine condition, with foxing to pages of the book.Flaubert was Turgenev�s closest literary friend, and they shared similar social and aesthetic ideas. During this period both writers were living in Paris, and Flaubert hosted a group of writers every Sunday afternoon at his apartment�in addition to Turgenev, the likes of Emile Zola, Guillaume de Goncourt, Guy de Maupassant, Alphonse Daudet, and Henry James frequented these informal gatherings. The correspondence between Flaubert and Turgenev is very well-known, and this letter was published in Volume IV of Flaubert�s collected letters. An excessively rare piece of the highest literary interest.
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  • Publisher: Saxon & Co.
London: Saxon & Co., 1886. Octavo, pp. [i-ix] x-xxiii [xxiv] [1] 2-421 [422: tailpiece] [423: ad] [424: blank], original blue bevel-edged cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge untrimmed, floral patterned endpapers. First printing of this edition. Probably the first edition in English, a different English translation was published in Paris by Vizetelly in the same year. This edition has a fifteen-page historical and critical introduction by Edward King. An exotic novel set in ancient Carthage, originally published in French in 1862. "... the action of this book, a product of vivid and imaginative writing, is colorfully romantic," but the historical detail was the result of painstaking research. "Before writing it, Flaubert made a voyage to Tunisia, thus carrying out his artistic theories of precise and accurate documentation literally." - Benet, Reader's Encyclopedia (1965), p. 891. A major work by Flaubert, not far behind MADAME BOVARY (1857). Spine ends and corner tips lightly worn, a very good or better copy with fine interior. (#161519)
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  • Publisher: New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897-1937
  • Format: Hardcover
COMPLETE SET, FIRST PRINTINGS, the Outward Bound Edition. In 36 volumes. Octavo (22 x 15cm). With a series of engraved frontispieces. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles and gilt to spines and an gilt ivory medallion to upper board of each volume. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Spines sunned; light outer wear. Some variation in cloth tone. Very good.
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  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
Bookplates on the front endpapers, spines toned, light foxing overall, one or two Good condition. Includes (all but one dated 1920): Vols. 1-11, 14, 21-24, 27 (1926). Works: Plain Tales from the Hills (1); Soldiers Three and Military Tales (2); In Black and White (3); The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Stories (4); Under the Deodars / The Story of the Gadsbys / Wee Willie Winkie (5); The Jungle Book (6); The Second Jungle Book (7); The Light that Failed (8); The Naulahka (9); Early Verse / Verses, 1889-1896 (10); Captains Courageous (11); From Sea to Sea, Part 2 (14); Rewards and Fairies (21); The Diversity of Creatures (22); The Five Nations / The Years Between and Poems from History (23); Letters of Travel (24); Debits and Credits (27). International shipping billed at cost. ; Ex-Libris; 8vo 8" - 9" tall
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  • Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1914-26. Signed limited edition of Rudyard Kipling's collected works. Octavo, 27 volumes. Bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, gilt tooling and ruling to the spine, front and rear panels, raised bands, inner dentelles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. One of 1,050 sets with volume 1 signed by Rudyard Kipling. In fine condition. An exceptional set. The works of Rudyard Kipling contains his poetry, novels, stories, travel writings, children’s tales, military tales and essays. Kipling in 1907 became the first English writer to receive the Nobel Prize.
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  • Publisher: John C. Winston Company
  • Format: Hardcover
Stated First Edition in clean bright original unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean beautifully illustrated endpapers (small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper). 206 pages. Dust jacket by Schomburg is clean, bright, unchipped, no tears, no rubbing, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap). Twenty-eight science fiction books listed on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.
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  • Publisher: John C. Winston Company
  • Format: Hardcover
Stated First Edition in clean bright original unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean beautifully illustrated endpapers (small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper). 206 pages. Dust jacket by Schomburg is clean, bright, unchipped, no tears, no rubbing, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap). Twenty-eight science fiction books listed on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.
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  • Publisher: Printed by C. Sherman
Philadelphia: Printed by C. Sherman, 1845. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845 (last two volumes). Five text volumes, with the five folding maps (two colored) called for in the atlas volume bound into the fourth text volume. Engraved portraits, plates, and maps, with original tissue guards intact. Thick quarto. Contemporary green morocco stamped in gilt, expertly rebacked with original backstrips preserved (except second volume, which is rebacked in matching style), spines in six compartments, richly gilt, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Slight offsetting on the large folding maps, several neatly repaired along folds. A very good set. One of the great rarities of Pacific voyages, here in a mixed set of the true first edition and the first quarto edition of the narrative of the first great scientific expedition sponsored by the government of the United States. The first three volumes of the present set consist of the special Sherman edition of 100 copies, which is the true first edition and was issued for private distribution. The final two volumes are of the Lea and Blanchard printing, which was limited to 150 copies and was preceded only by the Sherman edition. The Lea and Blanchard edition is on the same format as the Sherman edition, and differs only in the preliminary material. The United States Exploring Expedition circumnavigated the globe under the command of Charles Wilkes between the summer of 1838 and the summer of 1842 (for a detailed account of the voyage, see the sources cited below). In July 1842, almost immediately upon his return, Wilkes began work on the narrative, drawing on all of the data and logs assembled by the members of the expedition. This took two years, but by August 1844 the first volume was in the press, and the whole set was ready for binding by the end of the year. The first "Sherman edition," in large quarto format, consisted of only 100 copies for the use of the government, and is easily distinguished by the Sherman imprint of 1844. The "Lea and Blanchard" quarto edition soon followed, and was probably off the presses before the end of 1844 (even though the volumes carry an imprint dated 1845). In fact, the verso of the titlepage of the two Lea and Blanchard volumes notes that the text was in fact printed by Sherman. Both the Sherman and the Lea and Blanchard editions present the text in five volumes, accompanied by an atlas volume of five maps. Those maps are here bound into the front of the fourth text volume. Of the 100 copies printed of the Sherman edition, twenty- five were later destroyed in the Lea and Blanchard fire, sixty-three copies were distributed to foreign governments and federal or state libraries in the United States, and only three were distributed to private individuals. Haskell, in preparing his bibliography of the publications of the expedition, was able to locate over thirty sets in libraries in the United States, but the Sherman edition virtually never appears on the market. The only sets we know of on the market in recent years are one from the Carlsmith collection, acquired from Howell, sold in 1985, and now in an Australian library, and two other sets sold by us in the past ten years. Of the 150 copies printed of the Lea and Blanchard edition, twenty-five were reserved for private distribution by Wilkes, and the remaining copies were offered for sale to individuals at sixty dollars per set. Haskell was able to locate only seven sets in libraries in the United States. A prime opportunity to obtain a set consisting of the two rarest printings of the most important American naval expedition of the 19th century. HASKELL, UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITION 1, 2A, 17A. HOWES W414, "c." David B. Tyler, THE WILKES EXPEDITION (Philadelphia, 1968). Herman J. Viola, ed., MAGNIFICENT VOYAGERS, THE U.S. EXPLORING EXPEDITION, 1838-1842 (Washington, 1985). HILL 1866. SABIN 103994. TWENEY, WASHINGTON 83. FORBES 1517.
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  • Publisher: Engraved by J. Thackara & J. Vallance: Philidelphia, 1792.
Single sheet; full margins with the plate mark (12 ¼ x 15 ¼ inches sheet; 22 x 25 inches framed) (General age tone, light staining in margin). FIRST PRINTED EDITION OF L�ENFANT PLAN This excellent rare map portrays the final version of Pierre Charles L�Enfant�s plan of the City of Washington; and it is one of the EARLIEST printed maps of Washington D.C. It is now known as the official city plan. Andrew Ellicott was an U.S. surveyor who helped map many of the territories west of the Appalachians; surveyed the boundaries of the District of Columbia; and continued and completed Pierre L�Enfant�s work on the plan on Washington DC. He also served as a teacher in survey methods to Meriwether Lewis. Ellicott was born into a small Quaker family in rural Pennsylvania. When the Revolutionary War broke out, he enlisted as a commissioned officer in the Elk Ridge Battalion of the Maryland militia despite his Quaker upbringing. During the course of the war, he rose to the rank of major, a title he would keep as an honorific throughout his life. After the war, Ellicott returned home until he was appointed, in 1784, a member of the survey group tasked with extending the survey of the Mason-Dixon line that had been abandoned in 1767 and then been stalled during the war. In this survey, he worked alongside David Rittenhouse and James Madison, making first connections with the scientific society of Philadelphia. When he was well into his career around 1791�92, Ellicott also surveyed the future city of Washington, which was located within a relatively small area at the center of the Territory of Columbia. Ellicott also served under the Commissioners' supervision in this effort. He first worked with Pierre Charles L'Enfant, who had prepared the initial plans for the capital city during the early months of 1791 and had presented one of these early plans to President Washington in August of that year. During a particularly contentious period in February 1792, Ellicott informed the Commissioners that L'Enfant had not been able to have the city plan engraved and had refused to provide him with an original plan that L'Enfant was then holding. Ellicott, with the aid of his brother, Benjamin Ellicott, then revised the plan, despite L'Enfant's protests. Ellicott's revisions realigned and straightened Massachusetts Avenue, eliminated five short radial avenues and added two others, removed several plazas and straightened the borders of the future Judiciary Square. Shortly thereafter, Washington dismissed L'Enfant. Ellicott gave the first version of his own plan to James Thackara and John Valance of Philadelphia, who engraved, printed and published it. This version, printed in March 1792, was the first Washington city plan that received wide circulation. After L'Enfant departed, Ellicott continued the city survey in accordance with his revised plan, several larger and more detailed versions of which were also engraved, published and distributed. As a result, Ellicott's revisions became the basis for the capital city's future development. For more information on this map, or a warm welcome to see other maps and books of our collection at 72nd Street NYC, please contact Natalie Zadrozna.
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Book is in nr MINT unread condition . Front/Back: New . Spine: New . Pages: New . Page Edges: New . Jacket: New . Printing: 'First Edition' . Year: 2003 .
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  • Publisher: FURNE ET COMPAGNIE
  • Format: Hardcover
RO20198491: 1860. In-8. Relié. Etat d'usage, Coins frottés, Dos satisfaisant, Quelques rousseurs. IV + 719 pages - nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc et en couleurs dans et hors texte dont certaines sont sous serpente - nombreuses gravure et plans en noir et blanc dans le texte - lettrines, bandeaux en tete de chapitre et culs-de-lampe - quelques rousseurs dans le texte sans consequence pour la lecture - coins frottés - plats et contre-plats jaspés - 1 signet conservé - auteur, filet, titre et fleurons dorés au dos - tranches dorées - 5 photos disponibles. . . . Classification Dewey : 700-LES ARTS
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  • Publisher: FURNE ET COMPAGNIE
  • Format: Hardcover
RO20198491: 1860. In-8. Relié. Etat d'usage, Coins frottés, Dos satisfaisant, Quelques rousseurs. IV + 719 pages - nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc et en couleurs dans et hors texte dont certaines sont sous serpente - nombreuses gravure et plans en noir et blanc dans le texte - lettrines, bandeaux en tete de chapitre et culs-de-lampe - quelques rousseurs dans le texte sans consequence pour la lecture - coins frottés - plats et contre-plats jaspés - 1 signet conservé - auteur, filet, titre et fleurons dorés au dos - tranches dorées - 5 photos disponibles. . . . Classification Dewey : 700-LES ARTS
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  • Publisher: FURNE ET COMPAGNIE
  • Format: Hardcover
ROD0100219: 1845. In-8. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage, Coins frottés, Dos à nerfs, Rousseurs. IV+688 pages, illustrées de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc dans le texte. Tranches dorées. Gravure en bandeau, lettrine. Titre et caissons dorés. Dos à 4 nerfs. Reliure signée "QUINET". Quelques épidermures. Contre-plats jaspés. . . . Classification Dewey : 709-Histoire des arts
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  • Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square
New York: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, 1881. First edition. Illustrated. 1 vols. 12mo. Original gray cloth. Covers rubbed and worn at bottom of spine. First edition. Illustrated. 1 vols. 12mo.
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  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Hardcover. 428 pp. Little, Brown and Company, Boston (1939). First Edition stated. No Dust Jacket. Yellow-tan cloth boards and corners straight and sharp. Minor soil spotting on spine and lower rear board. Sun-tanned spine. PO antiquarian bookplate on FFEP. Very Good+. More photos on request. Shipped in a box within a box, in bubble wrap, with a tracking number.
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  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Hardcover. 428 pp. Little, Brown and Company, Boston (1939). First Edition stated. No Dust Jacket. Yellow-tan cloth boards and corners straight and sharp. Minor soil spotting on spine and lower rear board. Sun-tanned spine. PO antiquarian bookplate on FFEP. Very Good+. More photos on request. Shipped in a box within a box, in bubble wrap, with a tracking number.
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  • Publisher: N.Y. / New York: New Collectors' Group, 1946, 1947, 1st Edition, First Printing
New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: New Collectors' Group, 1946, 1947, 1st Edition, First Printing , 1946. ------------2 volumes (ONE SHIPPING PRICE ), both are Very Good+/Near Fine copies, a bit of age toning to paper, very short split in gutter of FOX, the plain brown wrapper on Fox is overall Good with some chips and tears, FOX has the nude fox woman on page 19 (versus the variant of the nude man), the jacket on WHEEL is heavily chipped and torn with most of the spine of the jacket lost, neither volume is numbered, ---laid-in to FOX is an original Bok pen and ink preliminary for the title page, about 7 x 10 inches, mounted on heavy card, can be seen in The Hannes Bok Sketchbook by Gerry de la Ree from 1976 (page 45), this was purchased from GENE NIGRA who purchased it from the estate of the noted SF/Fantasy Collector Clarence Peacock, ink name in WHEEL, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Original ART. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+ ( see Description )/Fair (see description). Illus. by Hannes Bok.
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  • Publisher: Sauk City, WI: Arkham House ( AH ), 1947, 1st Edition, First Printing, Sauk City, Wisconsin
  • Format: Hardcover
----------hardcover, a Good to Very Good example, rubbing and wear to boards but nothing too serious, fading to the spine has resulted in all original lettering being gone, front flap of an old dustjacket taped to the verso of the front cover ---in a Good to Very Good first issue dustjacket with the green lettering, jacket is price clipped, old tape marks on the flaps, library lettering and numbering to the spine of the jacket, this book is NOT exlibrary but the dustjacket is so this is a dustjacket that has been married to this copy of the book ---this copy has been signed and inscribed by CLARK ASHTON SMITH "Dear Ruth: I hope you will find a few things in this. Affectionately Ashton (SMITH) Xmas 1949", ---the (SMITH) is in a different pen so that might have been written by someone other than CAS but the inscription is definitely by CAS ---scarce, ---many of the contibutors have only one or two or a few samplings with some having many many poetic offerings, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo /// SIGNED (by CAS) ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// Size: 5.25w x 7.5h Inches
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  • Publisher: W. Paul Cook, The Recluse Press, Athol, Mass
  • Format: Softcover
The Shunned House by H. P. Lovecraft (First Edition) Unbound First Book Very Rare Lightly tanned sheets with spotting to the outer folded edges, in excellent tray case. This is one of approximately 50 sets of unbound sheets. Complete in eight gatherings. Seven gatherings of eight uncut pages each, and one gathering of four pages. Copyright cancel notice with book and magazine titles in bold face. Currey state "A' copyright cancel. Currey unbound state "C1". From an edition of 300 copies. August Derleth distributed these in 1952-59, before binding 100 copies in 1961-62. Derleth acquired the 150 copies from Lovecraft's literary executor R.H. Barlow. Lovecraft's first book. Very Rare.
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  • Publisher: R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts
London: R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1817. Seventh Edition. Full Leather. Good. 23.5 x 14 cm. Octavo. [iv], 276 pages. Bound in old brown leather. Color frontispiece and color pictorial title page and 27 additional full page hand colored plates illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson. Binding is still tight but shows wear. Wear at the hinge of the boards. Chipping to the spine. Occassional small loss to edges of the pages not effecting text. Small number stamp on front endpaper. A popular work of satirical verse. Tooley 427.
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[World War II] [Scarce Jacketed Hardcover] Layton, Edwin; And I Was There; New York; New York; 1985; Morrow; Octavo; 596 pages; first printing. Pearl Harbor and MidwayÂ?Breaking the Secrets. Gray and ivory hardcover in good condition; normal handling wear and rubbing from use; light spotting to textblock edges with typical wear to extremities; light erasure. Jacket is housed in archival cover; price-clipped; typical rubbing and handling wear; a bit of repair to spine extremes. Overall a nice Â? very rare Â? copy for the World War II collector.
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[World War II] [Scarce Jacketed Hardcover] Layton, Edwin; And I Was There; New York; New York; 1985; Morrow; Octavo; 596 pages; first printing. Pearl Harbor and MidwayÂ?Breaking the Secrets. Gray and ivory hardcover in good condition; normal handling wear and rubbing from use; light spotting to textblock edges with typical wear to extremities; light erasure. Jacket is housed in archival cover; price-clipped; typical rubbing and handling wear; a bit of repair to spine extremes. Overall a nice Â? very rare Â? copy for the World War II collector.
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  • Publisher: Goupil et Cie
Paris: Goupil et Cie, 1900. No. 97 of 1,000 copies. 326 x 246 mm. (12 7/8 x 9 3/4"). 4 p.l., 189 pp., [1] leaf. No. 97 of 1,000 copies. FINE RED MOROCCO, ELEGANTLY GILT, BY DURVAND (signed at foot of frame on covers), boards with ornate gilt Rococo frame enclosing central arms of Louis XV and Marie Leczinska, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with either titling or central fleur-de-lys within a lozenge of small tools and corner volutes, turn-ins with leafy gilt roll, marbled endpapers and flyleaves, top edge gilt. Original paper wrappers bound in. With engraved head- and tailpieces and 41 engraved plates, as called for, all with original lettered tissue guards. Foot of upper joint just beginning to crack, some noticeable wear to edges, with the leather at three corners worn through (though the appearance improved with refurbishing); the elaborately gilt binding still lustrous and generally pleasing, and entirely clean, fresh, and bright internally. This binding by one of the great Parisian ateliers is encrusted with elaborate gilt and emblazoned with the coat of arms of Louis XV and Marie Leczinska, queen consort of France for 42 years--the longest tenure of any queen of that nation. The couple married when Marie was 22 and Louis only 15 years old, and by all accounts, their early relationship was quite happy. Whereas Louis would go on to engage in numerous affairs (including with the notorious Madame de Pompadour and the Mailly sisters), Marie (1703-68) was known for her deep sense of piety and royal duty. Although she never gained any real political influence, as a model of Christian generosity and modesty, she won respect at court as well as popularity among the people. Historian Pierre de Nolhac (1859-1936) led the efforts to restore the Palace of Versailles to its former glory and open it as a museum. He was an author of a number of works on the ancien regime, focusing especially on the reigns of Louis XV and Louis XVI. Our binder Durvand (1852-1924) operated one of the finest workshops in turn-of-the-century Paris, and trained a number of talented artisans. In 1900 he was awarded a silver medal for his bindings at the Universal Exhibition, and, according to Flety, he was devoted to improving the craft of binding right up to his death.
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  • Publisher: Paris : Goupil, 1900; 1902; 1903.
  • Format: Hardcover
3 volumes, 13 inches tall. ( In French ). An excellent run of these beautifully produced volumes uniformly bound by Bayntun of Bath. All Deluxe, Limited Editions. With gilt raised bands, titles and fine centre tools. All edges gilt. With fine colour frontispieces and full page plates throughout. Slight rubbing and foxing, overall a splendid collection.
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  • Publisher: Paris : Goupil, 1900; 1902; 1903.
  • Format: Hardcover
3 volumes, 13 inches tall. ( In French ). An excellent run of these beautifully produced volumes uniformly bound by Bayntun of Bath. All Deluxe, Limited Editions. With gilt raised bands, titles and fine centre tools. All edges gilt. With fine colour frontispieces and full page plates throughout. Slight rubbing and foxing, overall a splendid collection.
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