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  • Publisher: Graywolf
Port Townsend, WA: Graywolf, 1983. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Very fine in very fine unclipped dj.. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Copy "O" of 26 lettered and signed by Stafford. 8vo boards & cloth.
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  • Publisher: Graywolf Press, [Port Townsend, Washington]
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9780915308408
First edition. Slightly sunned at the spine, still fine in string-tied wrappers. One of 26 numbered copies Signed by the poet. Scarce.
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  • Publisher: Graywolf
Port Townsend, WA: Graywolf, 1983. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Very fine in very fine unclipped dj.. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Copy "O" of 26 lettered and signed by Stafford. 8vo boards & cloth.
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  • Publisher: Graywolf, Port Townsend, WA
  • Format: Hardcover
Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Copy "O" of 26 lettered and signed by Stafford. 8vo boards & cloth. Very fine in very fine unclipped dj.
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  • Publisher: Perishable Press Limited, Mt. Horeb, WI
  • Format: Softcover
Scarce early Perishable Press volume, featuring eleven poems by Stafford with a serigraphed image of a structural geology diagram, presumably by the printer; printed on Medway and Shadwell papers, Fabriano cover. #58 of 250 in the edition, hand numbered. Hamady 16. Light wear, minor scuffing, hint of fading, signatures unopened. 32 page surfaces, 26 printed. Size: 6" by 8"
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  • Publisher: Privately Printed
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780615328744
NEW HARDBACK. SIGNED by BLAIR MacKENZI BLAKE [NO Inscription]. LIMITED Ed. #613/1000. Slight slant to spine, as received from Private publisher. DJ in Clear, ARCHIVAL MYLAR WRAP. NO remainder mark. "Printed by one of the top printers in the world, this 1st edition is strictly limited to 1000 copies, "The Wickedest Books in the World" is a large format hardcover book containing over 50 glossy full color photographs of the rare, often magnificently produced, first-edition books of the renowned British occultist Aleister Crowley from the collections of the author and fellow bibliophile Danny Carey, drummer for the progressive metal band Tool." | SHIPS AIRMAIL INTERNATIONALLY!
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Doubleday, 2009. hardcover. New. September 2009 NY: Doubleday First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.
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Vintage, 2013. Softcover. Fine Condition. Near Fine, shelf-worn 2013 Vintage 007 Collection 14 book set with slipcase, uncreased spines, books are unused. Surface wear and minor tears along some corners of slipcase, some rubbing to slipcase edges otherwise books are unused, bright and uncreased. More by this author available Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Crime Fiction; ISBN: 0099587955. ISBN/EAN: 9780099587958. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 077222.. 9780099587958
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  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London
  • Format: Hardcover
First edition of the first novel in Ian Fleming's James Bond series. Octavo, original black cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Ralph, We have now both reduced our remainders by one copy! Ian." With a note of explanation by the recipient underneath, "I having told Ian, from the depths of my publishing experience, that he would be lucky if he made GBP200 out of this, his first thriller!! R.A." The recipient Ralph Arnold was a novelist, historical writer and publisher who joined Constable in 1936 and was chairman from 1958 to 1962. Arnold and Fleming studied together at the Tennerhof School in Kitzbuhel, Austria, and it was there that both made their first forays into story-writing. Having left Sandhurst without obtaining a commission, Fleming "was sent to 'sort himself out' at a quasi-finishing school for men in Kitzbuhel . There, while skiing and climbing mountains, he came under the benevolent tutelage of Ernan Forbes Dennis, a former British spy turned educationalist, and his wife, Phyllis Bottome, an established novelist. Forbes Dennis brought out Fleming's aptitude for languages and introduced him to literature, while his wife encouraged him to write his first stories." (Oxford DNB). Near fine in a near fine first state dust jacket (without the Sunday Times review on the inner front flap) with the lightest of rubbing to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Casino Royale was written by Ian Fleming in Jamaica over a period of around two months, largely from his own experiences and imagination; he also devised the artwork for the cover. "Within the first few pages Fleming had introduced most of Bond's idiosyncrasies and trademarks," which included his looks, his Bentley and his smoking and drinking habits. The full details of Bond's martini were kept until chapter seven of the book and Bond eventually named it "The Vesper", after Vesper Lynd" (Andrew Lycett). It has been filmed twice as a feature film, the first being the 1967 spoof starring David Niven, and later as the twenty-first official Bond film starring Daniel Craig as James Bond.
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Vintage, 2013. Softcover. Fine Condition. Near Fine, shelf-worn 2013 Vintage 007 Collection 14 book set with slipcase, uncreased spines, books are unused. Surface wear and minor tears along some corners of slipcase, some rubbing to slipcase edges otherwise books are unused, bright and uncreased. More by this author available Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Crime Fiction; ISBN: 0099587955. ISBN/EAN: 9780099587958. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 077222.. 9780099587958
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Doubleday, 2009. hardcover. New. September 2009 NY: Doubleday First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.
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London: Jonathan Cape, 1980. Hardcover. Very good/Fine. Octavo (20 cm), pp. [6], 183, [3]. Signed by author on half title page, "Par Teó, good [with Evil in title circled]. Gabriel / 92." First British edition. Blue cloth with gilt spine titling, pictorial jacket, and red publisher's ink on top edge. Boards have very light edge wear, with light foxing on fore-edge of text block. Originally titled "Esta Pueblo de Mierda," Garcia Marquez disavowed the first edition as published in 1962 stripped of its colloquialisms and with South American-style "ustedes" replaced throughout with the Spanish "vosotros." He re-wrote the work, which won the prestigious Esso Prize in Columbia. (Phillip Swanson, "The Cambridge Companion to Gabriel Garcia Marquez," pp. 13, 41.)
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London: Jonathan Cape, 1980. Hardcover. Very good/Fine. Octavo (20 cm), pp. [6], 183, [3]. Signed by author on half title page, "Par Teó, good [with Evil in title circled]. Gabriel / 92." First British edition. Blue cloth with gilt spine titling, pictorial jacket, and red publisher's ink on top edge. Boards have very light edge wear, with light foxing on fore-edge of text block. Originally titled "Esta Pueblo de Mierda," Garcia Marquez disavowed the first edition as published in 1962 stripped of its colloquialisms and with South American-style "ustedes" replaced throughout with the Spanish "vosotros." He re-wrote the work, which won the prestigious Esso Prize in Columbia. (Phillip Swanson, "The Cambridge Companion to Gabriel Garcia Marquez," pp. 13, 41.)
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  • Publisher: E.P. Dutton
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1956. First edition, #13 of 375 copies, signed and inscribed below. Color tipped in frontispice by author. 363 pp. Three quarters faux brown morocco and cloth. Fine in slipcase. First edition, #13 of 375 copies, signed and inscribed below. Color tipped in frontispice by author. 363 pp.
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  • Publisher: E.P. Dutton, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
First edition, #13 of 375 copies, signed and inscribed below. Color tipped in frontispice by author. 363 pp. Three quarters faux brown morocco and cloth. Fine in slipcase Color tipped in frontispice by author. 363 pp First edition, #13 of 375 copies, signed and inscribed below.
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  • Publisher: American Publishing Co.
Hartford, CN: American Publishing Co.. Fair with no dust jacket. 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. Rebound in a cloth library binding. Library pocket, stickers, etc. Mild dampstaining to gutter at frontis, one signature from contents pages detached, laid in. Mild general wear, scattered spots, one page with minor pencilled marks noted. Boards have moderate wear and rubbing. Intro by Mark Twain. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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  • Publisher: Dent -1925
  • Format: Hardcover
Collection of four first editions and one later. Arrow of Gold, Twixt land and sea, A personal record (later edition) The Rescue , Tales of Hearsay. Four inscribed by Conrad, one by his widow. One copy in special full leather Ramage binding with accompanying letter from the author showing that he has arranged to have this copy bound up.(have not been able to locate any inscribed copies specially bound for author) The Arrow of Gold First edition 1919Full green crushed Morocco. Boards oblong blind stamped with gilt floral motifs banded gilt lettered spine. Inner gilt dentelles with binders "Ramage" stamp, Aeg. Green mottled end papers. Bookplate of Surgeon Sir Robert Jones verso of front free end paper.Bold black ink signature to half title "To Sir Robert Jones from his most grateful Joseph Conrad 1919" Clean slightly cropped copy Accompanying letter folded with slight horizontal tear to fold [oswalds/Bishopsbourne/Kent - Blue Head note paper]Printed Telegram address to left also in BluePencil date Nov 22 8 Nov .19Dear Sir Robert,A few days ago I dispatched to you/a bound copy of The arrow of Gold -the book/of my 60th year. It had lost its chance/ of being read by you [at] sea on your out-/ward passage because of the binders who, were an unconscionable time in executing the order./Pray give it a home on your shelves in the / assurance of the author's gratitude and affection.My wife wrote to you about three weeks ago to/report her condition. The radiograph of the knee/was dispatched yesterday. I am sorry to say/ that since we came into this house the/pain and [worry] of the limb have increased./[it] may be that she exerted herself a/ little too much during the move; though every/ care was taken to spare her every necessity for / undue efforts [erasure] for the last week or so especially/ she has had very bad nights being unable to find/ a restful position. The painful sensations extend now/ high up the muscles of the thigh.May I make a request ? Will you be good,enough to let me know, as soon as it is quite/ convenient to you the approximate date of the / operation and also the locality [&] the home in/which you wish her to be placed. I am coming/ with her , of course, with my son, who is going/ to see us both through the ordeal, and my wife's/ personal maid, a great favourite whom she/wishes to have near her. The finding of suitable/ lodgings at a convenient distance from the nursing/ home may take a few days. I must also make/ arrangements for the journey in advance.Believe me dear Sir Robert , always / affectionately yours Joseph Conrad(2) Twixt Land and sea First Edition J.Dent 1912Olive green publisher's cloth. Black lettered front board gilt lettered spine. Pp. 264 Light scattered foxing to text. Light small stain to top front right front board extremity. Boldly inscribed to front free end paper "To Mr & Mrs Watson* / with great regard/ Joseph Conrad/ [flourish]/Dec 1921*Mrs Watson was Sir Robert Jones' Daughter Opposite glued on to front board is a hand written crd address by Conrad's Wife Jessie"Dear Mrs WatsonI send you one of the books/I promised you. I received/ by this afternoon's post. It was/ found in Paris. It brings/ you my love and very/sincere good wishes to, you all. [ Forgive haste?] / may I sign myself/ affectionately Jessie Conrad.".(3) A personal record Joseph Conrad J M Dent 1919 Edition Green publisher's lettered in brown/gilt front boards and spine. Pp. 256. Slight foxing. Bookplate of Orthopedic Surgeon Sir Robert Jones. Bold black ink signature to front free end paper"To Sir Robert Jones/ with deep and affectionate regard/ Joseph Conrad/ Dec 1919 [flourish](4) The Rescue Joseph Conrad First edition J M Dent 1920Dark green publisher's cloth pp 416 Binding slightly scewed and some splitting inner back hinge but tight clean copy. Slight damage to side of front free end paper. Bookplate of "Sir Robert Jones" inner front board, Bold black ink signature to front free end paper "Sir Robert Jones/ with the gr
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  • Publisher: (Longmans, Green and Co. / William Heinemann
London: (Longmans, Green and Co. / William Heinemann, 1889. Hardcover. Very Good. Magazine. 17 volumes. Large octavos. Edited by Archibald Grove and William Ernest Henley. A complete set of *The New Review* consisting of all of the monthly issues published from June, 1889 (issue no. 1) through December 1897, when it ceased publication. Bound without wrappers in full cloth over boards, with dark red leather spine labels stamped in gold, edges sprinkled red. An ex-library set with intermittent small ink stamps and bookplates on the front pastedowns. Modest overall soiling and some scattered light staining to the cloth bindings, two folded plates in volume 17 are split along the fold, overall very good. A complete run of this influential avant-garde magazine that features the first published appearances of many important literary works, most notably H.G. Wells' *The Time Machine*, a landmark science fiction novel that popularized time travel stories and coined the term "time machine," and Joseph Conrad's *The Nigger of the "Narcissus,"* which was completed in the magazine's final issue, along with the author's famous postscript: "Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line." The magazine was unusual because it appealed both to conservative MPs and literary intellectuals, and championed 'uncommercial' writers. Modern critics describe it as an early modernist 'little magazine' in mid-Victorian clothing. A sampling of its content includes *The Solution* by Henry James, and *The World's Desire* by H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang. Also included are four stories by Kenneth Grahame (later published in *The Golden Age* and *Dream Days*), three more stories by Wells, poems by Alfred Tennyson, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Paul Verlaine, and poems and stories by W.B. Yeats. The magazine under Grove and Henley also published multiple contributions by several leading women writers, including: Vernon Lee [Violet Page], Olive Schreiner, Ellen Terry, Katharine Tynan, and Sarah Grand; along with multiple essays and reviews by Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Edmund Gosse, George Saintsbury, Walter Pater, and others. Starting in February 1897 the magazine also serialized a revised version of *What Maisie Knew* by Henry James, in direct competition with the version that had commenced publication just two weeks earlier in *The Chap Book*. And all throughout 1897 Henley published seven color woodcut portraits by the avant-garde artist William Nicholson (all folded plates): "a gallery representative of the most unique and influential personalities of our time." Sir Herbert Stephen, one of the magazine's co-owners, blamed *The New Review's* eventual demise in 1897 on Henley's stridently avant-garde literary tastes, and for the publication of a story in which the seduction of a housemaid was described too explicitly. A rare compete set of this important literary journal which was at the forefront of the radical transformation of British literary culture during the 1890s. *Edel and Laurence*, A49 and D480 (Henry James); *Hammond*, p. 46 (H.G. Wells); *McDonald*, p. 49 (*British Literary Culture and Publishing Practice, 1880-1914*). A detailed list is available upon request.
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  • Publisher: Arizona Silhouettes, Tucson, Arizona
  • Format: Hardcover
110 pp., colored and tissued frontis photograph, illustrations, photographs, colloquialisms, gilt lettering to cover and spine. A fine, tight, unmarked, unblemished, full leather limited edition copy with no jacket as issued and no book plates or markings. In a clear protective Mylar cover now. Only 50 copies of this rare limited full leather edition, in Arizona Cowhide, were produced for the collections of the charter subscribers of the Limited Editions of Arizona Silhouettes. This is #45 of 50 copies. These stories are part of the history-making legends of the upper or northern part of Sonora, Mexico, and Southern Arizona, which in the days of the black-robed Jesuits was known as Pimeria Alta. Rarely offered. FROM AN ARIZONA COLLECTION, IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION.
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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers, 1905. Reprint. Ca late 1920s. Cf. Russo, p 227, for the series title genesis. Tomato red cloth binding with gold lettering. Color pictorial dust jacket, "with individual designs on wrapper and cover.". VG (rfep lacks upper corner)/VG (some edgewear & soiling).. 187, [7] pp. With country pictures by Will Vawter. 8vo. From a uniform set of 7 volumes of Riley's verse, modeled on the 'Deer Creek Illustrated Edition', as re-issued by Grosset & Dunlap. List price is for the entire set of 7 titles; see Tavistock Books Inventory IDs: 31575 - 31581.
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First edition first printing of the first novel by James Patterson. A stand alone thriller that won the Edgar Award for best first novel. SIGNED by the author on the title page at the 2019 Bouchercon Convention at which he was the Guest of Honor. A hint of edge wear. In near fine / near fine condition.
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  • Publisher: Dickinson & Co, [London]
  • Format: Hardcover
(21 x 14 1/4 inches). Letterpress title (verso blank), pp.[1-]5 letterpress text Sketch of the Journey. 20 hand-coloured lithographed views on 16 sheets, by Dickinson and Co., after Warre, 1 lithographic map, hand-coloured in outline with routes marked in red and blue. Very minor foxing to a few plates. Contemporary purple cloth, rebacked and retipped with dark purple morocco, spine with raised bands in seven compartments, ruled in gilt and blind on either side of each band, lettered in gilt in the second compartment Provenance: William Rathbone (booklabel); Lester E. Bauer (Parke-Bernet, 3 December 1958, lot 508); Frank T. Siebert (Sotheby's New York, 28 October 1999, lot 860) First edition, original hand-coloured issue of a work which contains the "only western color plates comparable in beauty to those by Bodmer" (Howes). An important record of the American west before it was touched by western civilization. Captain Warre and Lieutenant Mervin Vavasour, of the Royal Engineers, left Montreal on 5 May 1845. They initially accompanied Sir George Simpson, governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, who was making a tour of inspection of the Company's outposts. On reaching Fort Garry (plate 1) at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, they teamed up with Peter Skene Ogden (1790-1854), a Company Chief Trader who had vast experience of the West, the Columbia and the Rockies in particular. Travelling mainly on horseback, the journey from the fort over the Rockies to Fort Colville took them from 16 June to 12 August. This section of the journey is illustrated by five plates. They left Fort Colville in boats and made their way down the Columbia River arriving at the Pacific on 25 August (3 plates). They then spent the winter exploring Oregon Territory and the Pacific Coast, visiting the Company settlement on the Willamette River (2 plates), exploring the Columbia River (1 plate), visiting Fort George on the Columbia River (2 plates), Vancouver Island and Fort Vancouver (1 plate), Cowelitz River and Puget's Sound. Once the weather started to improve, Warre and Vavasour and a party of about 30 began their westward journey on 25 March 1846, again by boat, but this time against the current. Warre made sketches of Mount Hood (2 plates) during this journey. They arrived at Fort Walla Walla, a distance of about 200 miles, on 3 April. They then took to horses again, and taking a short cut of about 250 miles, made for Fort Colville across a desert landscape (1 plate). From Fort Colville they went up the Columbia by boat for about 250 miles, setting off to cross the Rockies on foot. After seven days their food ran out, but, fortunately, a search party sent out from the Company station at Jasper's House found them and guided them to safety. The station was on the Atthabasca River, and from here they again took to boats and swiftly descended a distance of nearly 400 miles in two and half days to Fort Assinboine. On horseback, they travelled 100 miles in three days to Fort Edmonton on the Saskatchawan River. Then, by boat, 500 miles down the river to Fort Carlton. Again on horseback, they crossed the prairie to Red River in ten days, a distance of about 450 miles, arriving back at Fort Garry on 7 June. Here they met up with Sir George Simpson and together returned by boat to Montreal, arriving on 20 July 1846. The background to the journey was semi-official and semi-secret: Warre and Vavasour were to make what amounted to a military reconnaissance of the Oregon Territory. American expansionists were making it clear that the uneasy joint occupation of Oregon by the United States and Great Britain was not equitable and were demanding that a northernmost frontier be established. The two officers, with the enthusiastic support of the Hudson's Bay Company, were sent to gather information that would be of use in the negotiations. As Howes notes, Warre's dramatic depiction of the scenery, situations and incidents he encountered has resulted in "the only western color plates comparable in beauty to those by Bodmer." This copy without the dedication to the Hudson's Bay Company executives, which, as Howes notes was not issued in all copies. Warre continued with his military career after his return to Great Britain, serving with distinction in both the Crimean and the New Zealand Maori wars, he was knighted for his military services and retired with the rank of General. In addition to the present work he also published a series of views in the Crimea, published in London in 1856, but the present work is his undoubted masterpiece. Abbey Travel II, 656; Graff 4543; Howes W-114; Sabin 101455; Smith 10727; Wagner-Camp 157.
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  • Publisher: Ticknor, Reed and Fields
  • Format: Hardcover
First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Nathaniel Hawthorne on a laid in signature. This First Issue book has with the correct ads dated "March 1, 1850 and the misprint "reduplicate" for "repudiate" at line 20 page 21. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with light wear to the edges. The boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy SIGNED by the author and housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Hawthorne First Editions.
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  • Publisher: London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1919
Large quarto. Original vellum with titles to spine in gilt, central vignette after a Clarke design to front cover in gilt, within gilt frame, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. An excellent copy, fresh and bright within and without, a few very minor marks to vellum and a small superficial crack to vellum at the inner corner of rear board. Frontispiece and 23 plates in black and white with tissue guards, title page vignette, head- and tailpieces. First Clarke edition, deluxe signed limited issue, number 106 of 170 copies signed by the illustrator and specially bound in full vellum. Harry Clarke (1889-1931) was a leading figure in the Irish arts and crafts movement, particularly noted for his work as a stained-glass artist. This book, with Clarke's imaginings of Poe's macabre Tales, was the first to establish him as an illustrator; it was subsequently reissued in 1923 with additional colour plates. This original deluxe issue of his seminal production, with its notably small limitation, is much sought after. Bleiler, Supernatural Fiction, p. 406; Ralph Pollin Burton, Images of Poe's works: a comprehensive descriptive catalogue of illustrations (1989), p. 9.
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  • Publisher: John Murray
First Edition of Livingstone's Travels in South Africa, Signed by the Author LIVINGSTONE, David. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; including a Sketch of Sixteen Yearsí Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; Thence across the Continent, down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean...With Portrait; Maps by Arrowsmith; and Numerous Illustrations. London: John Murray, 1857. First edition, third state. Octavo 8 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches; 222 x 148 mm). ix, [1, list of illustrations], 687, [1, printerís imprint] pp. plus 8 pp. publisherís advertisements, dated November 1, 1857. Signed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper. "David Livingstone/ Dec. 18th/1857." Folding lithographed frontispiece and two engraved plates by T. Picken, engraved portrait by William Holl after Henry Phillips, twenty wood-engraved plates, folding printed table with wood-engraved illustration, two folding lithographed maps by John Arrowsmith with routes colored by hand in red (one in pocket at rear), and numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text (one full-page). Original light brown morocco-grain cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spine decoratively stamped in blind and lettered in gilt. Expertly recased. With new endpapers. Small newspaper clipping tipped in below signature in front free endpaper. Some very minor wear to head and tail of spine. Small stain to lower part of back board. Internally very clean. A very good and handsome copy of this seminal book. House in a custom cloth slipcase. ìThree states of the first edition have been identified. In the probable first state, the lithographed plates opposite pp. 66 and 225 are tinted brown and pale green respectively; in the second state, the lithograph opposite p. 225 is tinted brown and differs substantially from its counterpart in the first state; and in the third state, both lithographs have been replaced with black and white engravingsî (Norman Library). ìLivingstoneís contributions to European knowledge of African geography and ethnography remain virtually unequalled. In three major expeditions (1853-1856, 1858-1864 and 1865-1873), he covered a third of the continent, from the Cape to the Equator and from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, observing and delineating regions previously unknown to white men; he was the first European to explore the Zambesi River, and gave Victoria Falls its present name. Livingstone also brought his powers of observation to bear on the native peoples he encountered, and was inspired by what he saw to entertain not only evangelical notions of their salvation, but political and medican ones as well. He was the first to disclose to the European world the terrible effects of the slave trade upon native populations; the horrors of this ërunning sore of Africaí moved him to campaign actively for its abolition. He also provided an accurate account of the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans), along with the disease its bite produced in cattle; at the time the flyís bite was thought to be (and perhaps was) harmless to manî (Norman Library). David Livingstone (1813-1873) ìbecame a missionary and was sent to South Africa by the London Missionary Society in 1840. From then onwards his life was devoted to the exploration of central Africa. Although a missionary...he regarded himself more as a pioneer explorer opening up the country for others. Livingstoneís services to African geography during thirty years are almost unequalled; he covered about a third of the continent from the Cape to the Equator and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. He made three great expeditions; in 1853-6 (described in this book), 1858-64 and 1865-73, of which the first and third are the most important. During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before. Hie first discovered the Zambesi River at Secheke and followed it northwards, eventually reaching the west coast of Africa at Luanda, Angola, and the east coast at Quelimane, Mozambique. In 1855 he discovered the great falls of the Zambesi and named them the Victoria Falls. He explored the Zambesi, Shire and Ruyuma rivers and found the salt lake Chilwa and Lake Nyasa...The geographical results of his journeys were of supreme importance, and made it possible to fill in great stretches of the maps of Central Africa which hitherto had been blankî (Printing and the Mind of Man). Abbey, Travel, 347. Garrison and Morton 5269. Mendelssohn I, pp. 908-910. Printing and the Mind of Man 341. HBS 67919. $7,500
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  • Publisher: Burnbank Road, Hamilton, 8 June 1865.
8vo. 3 pp. on on bifolium. With one addendum (s. b.). The letter is addressed to Peter Le Neve Foster, Secretary to the Society of Arts, with whom Livingstone corresponded a good deal during this period, asking him to supply samples which give an idea of the papers for the Indian civil service examinations: "[.] Neither of my boys are fit as yet for it but I would like to shew them what is expected one of them got prizes for Geography German French & Latin yesterday and seems likely to go on in these studies - Another got a prize for drawing - I wish to set them to aim high [.]". - Livingstone worries about the future of his surviving son, while preparing for his final departure for Africa that August. He had been invited to return to Africa by the Royal Geographic Society that January, in order finally to sort out the problem of the Nile. He wrote this letter when staying with his long ailing and bedridden mother. Soon afterwards, thinking that she was rallying, he dashed down to Oxford in order to deliver a lecture, where he received a telegram announcing her death on the eighteenth. He and his wife Mary, who had died in Africa in 1862, had three sons, Robert Moffat Livingstone (1846-64), Thomas Steele Livingstone (1849-76) and William Oswell Livingstone (1851-92). Robert, the eldest, had died of his wounds the previous December, while fighting on the Union side in the American Civil War under the name Rupert Vincent so as not to bring discredit to his father, who was wont to accuse him of trading off his name. In Tim Jeal's opinion, 'Robert's life is really the story of Livingstone's failure as a parent' (Livingstone, Pimlico edition, p. 281). Oswell, the youngest, fell out of favour when in 1872, as a member of the RGS relief expedition that had been upstaged by Stanley, he failed to join his father but instead recommended him to return home, causing his father to dub him 'as poor a specimen of a son as Africa ever produced'. Tom, the middle and eldest surviving son, stayed the course and was to act as his father's chief executor; although it was to be his sister Agnes, Livingstone's doted-upon daughter, who became chief guardian of his reputation. - An album with letters to Foster by Henry Cole and others is included in the lot.
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  • Publisher: The International News Company, New York
  • Format: Softcover
Generously illustrated with black and white photos and illustrations. Features: The Devil-Stones - A strange story of West African "fetish" and its uncanny powers among the superstition-ridden natives; Too Many Bears - Experiences of a camp cook in Yosemite National Park, where bears are as plentiful as berries, and astonishingly bold - with great photos; Through the Guadalupe Wilderness - Photo-illustrated account by Carl B. Livingston of his exploratory trip into the Guadalupe Mountains of New Mexico, perhaps the most inaccessible and least-known region in the United States; The Last Voyage of the "Joan" - W.E. Sinclair and a partner attempt to cross the Atlantic from England to Newfoundland - until disaster strikes in mid-ocean; To Lhasa in Disguise - Part I - After two years of preparation living in a Himalayan cave, Alexandra David-Neel sets out to become the first white woman to enter Lhasa, the mysterious Forbidden City of Tibet - with photos; The Mare's Nest - an amusing photo-illustrated story from an Australian back-blocks medical practice; Two Girls on the Frontier - Part II - Two city-bred sisters continue their homesteading adventures in South Dakota; Eskimo Magic - E.W. Hawkes, who has spent considerable time among the Eskimos of the Bering Strait, recounts several uncanny instances of "native magic"; His Highness The White Elephant - Photo-illustrated article on this animal which is held in the utmost veneration in Siam; In Quest of Gold - Part III - Final part of the adventure faced by two young Americans seeking buried gold who were forced to turn back by the Savage Yaqui Indians; The Robbery At the Mine - Sundry exciting happenings at a gold mine in West Australia where the author worked; His Last Break - An unsuccessful prison escape attempt in South Africa; The Worm That Turned - A tale from Calcutta where a European official did not recognize one of his staff. 84 pages plus 12 pages of nostalgic ads. Unmarked with moderate wear. A quality copy of this fascinating vintage issue.
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  • Publisher: Heritage
New York: Heritage, 1949. hardcover. fine. Eichenberg, Fritz. Translated by Constance Garnett. Revised, and with an introduction by Avrahm Yarmolinsky. Illustrated with black & white lithographs by Fritz Eichenberg. 604pp. Small thick 4to, rebound in 1/2 green morocco over green cloth; gilt-stamped spine with raised bands. New York: The Heritage Press, (1949). A fine copy.
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  • Publisher: St Petersburg: Iosafat Ogrizko, 1862
2 volumes, octavo (203 x 133 mm). Recent Russian brown half calf to style, raised bands, dark red labels, gold vein marbled paper sides, contrasting marbled endpapers. Housed in a custom leather-entry slipcase. Some staining and browning. With half-titles. First complete edition, very rare presentation copy to Aleksandr Petrovich Miliukov (1817-1897), inscribed by the author in Russian at the head of the first half-title, "Aleksandr Petrovich Miliukov, from the author, in memory, with respect and sincere devotion". A superb association for this novel. Miliukov and Dostoevsky's brother Mikhail were the only two people present to say farewell when Dostoevsky began his journey to Siberian prison and exile on 24 December 1849 (Leonid Grossman, Dostoevskii, Moscow 1965, p. 158). Ten years later, Miliukov was among the party at Nikolaevsky railway station to welcome him back to St Petersburg. In the meantime Dostoevsky had undergone the transformational prison experiences that he documents in this semi-autobiographical novel. In all probability it was Miliukov who reviewed Diadiushkin son (Uncle's Dream), the comic novella that marked Dostoevsky's return to the literary scene after a decade's silence, in the 29 April 1859 issue of the Brussels newspaper, Le Nord. In September 1860 Dostoevsky agreed to serve as the godfather of Miliukov's son. And it was at Miliukov's urging that Dostoevsky engaged the services of the stenographer who was later to become the author's second wife. For Dostoevsky's description of Miliukov's warm personality, see Dostoevsky, Polnoe sobranie, vol. 18 (Leningrad, 1978), p. 168. On publication Miliukov gave Notes from the House of the Dead a highly favourable review, and later described the circumstances surrounding its publication in his memoir, Literaturnye vstrechi i znakomstva (Literary Meetings and Acquaintances; St. Petersburg, 1890): "This work came out under circumstances that were quite favourable; the censorship at that time was animated by a breath of tolerance and in literature works appeared which until recently were still unthinkable in print. Although the novelty of the book, devoted exclusively to the mode of convict life, the sombre canvas of all these stories about terrible evildoers and, lastly, the fact that the author himself was a political criminal who had just returned, somewhat disturbed the censor, yet this, notwithstanding, did not force Dostoevsky to deviate in anything from the truth, and Notes from the House of Death produced a startling impression. In the author they saw a new Dante who had descended into hell, the more horrible in that it existed not in a poet's imagination, but in reality." During the latter part of the 1860s and the beginning of the 1870s, the relationship between the two men cooled. Earlier, in 1859 Miliukov had become the editor of the new "thick journal" (tolstyi zhurnal) Svetoch. In a letter of 28 September that year, Miliukov invited Dostoevsky to write for it. Dostoevsky agreed to collaborate on Svetoch but never published any of his works there. It is interesting to note that former Petrashevets and poet Aleksei Pleshcheev foresaw a problem with Miliukov's ability to give life to a journal. In October 1859, before Svetoch had begun publication, Pleshcheev wrote to Dostoevsky that Miliukov was "good, intelligent, but to what extent he is capable of setting a tone for the journal, of breathing life into it with a lively new word - the question still remains" (Mikhail Alekseev, ed., Literaturnyi arkhiv. Materialy po istorii literaturyi obshchestvennogo dvizheniia, vol. 6, Moscow 1961, p. 261). This is an outstanding association for the first major work of Dostoevky's maturity. The novel marks a sea-change in his fiction. The mock execution he endured, the four years hard labour in prison camp, the years of military service and exile after that, all marked him for life and would lead him onto the themes of his later novels. From The House of the Dead on, all his great works would concern a murder. Tolstoy so admired The House of the Dead that he wrote "I don't know a better book in all literature" and asked a mutual friend, "Please tell him that I love him". This two-volume edition is the first complete edition in book form, following the serial publication by Bazunov in the literary journal Time in 1861 and 1862 and the publication of volume I only by Eduard Prats in 1862. Full inscriptions by Dostoevsky are very rare. The only example in auction records is a selection of parts of Dnevnik Pisatelya for 1877 (A Writer's Diary, 1877), with one wrapper inscribed by the author and a fuller inscription from Dostoevsky to the compositor of the December part pasted onto the front free endpaper, sold at auction in 1983. Kilgour 279 (this edition).
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  • Publisher: Borzoi Books; Alfred A. Knopf NY
Borzoi Books; Alfred A. Knopf NY , 1946. Hardcover. Fine /Slipcase - general wear to the extremities; Good; No Jacket. Translated from Norwegian by Charles Archer and J. S. Scott. "In her great historical epic 'Kristin Lavransdatter', set in fourteenth-century Norway, Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset tells the life story of one passionate and headstrong woman... Undset immerses readers in the day-to-day life, social conventions, and political and religious undercurrents of the period... With its captivating heroine and emotional potency, 'Kristin Lavransdatter' is the masterwork of Norway's most beloved author - one of the twentieth century's most prodigious and engaged literary minds - and... a story that continues to enthrall." [Pub. Info] "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1928 was awarded to Sigrid Undset 'principally for her powerful descriptions of Northern life during the Middle Ages" [nobelprize,org] Book plate in volume one.
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  • Publisher: NY: Knopf , 1939. 1st ed.
NY: Knopf , 1939. 1st ed., 1939. Translated by Arthur G. Chater. 8vo. Original blue cloth binding. INSCRIBED by Undset on the front free endpaper. Rare signature by Nobel Laureate Undset. This is a tight, fine book in a lightly soiled very good plus or better DJ.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.
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  • Publisher: Poets & Writers, Inc. (New York, New York)
  • Format: Softcover
This is a very rare, highly collectible CHAPBOOK for an event (ball) hosted by Lauren Bacall, William Styron and George Plimpton in 1980, "Tenth Birthday Party of Poets & Writers, Inc." In this chapbook, there are 31 famous writers and poets, half of which have signed their name underneath the piece of writing presented in this book. Among the honored poets & writers are 17 signatures including: Margaret Atwood, Louis Auchincloss, Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, Gail Godwin, John Irving, Galway Kinnell, Maxine Kumin, Peter Matthiessen, William Meredith, James Merrill, W.S. Merwin, Grace Paley, Judith Rossner, Louis Simpson, William Jay Smith and John A. Williams on the page of their presented piece of writing. The program in the forefront presents the benefactors, patrons, sponsors and board of directors and in the rear 'Happy Birthday' ads; to list a few: The Swallow Press, Inc., CBS, Inc. The New York Times, The Paris Review, etc. The other 16 authors presented in the program that did not sign are: Paul Bowles, Rita Mae Brown, Charles Bukowski, William S. Burroughs, Richard Eberhart, John Hawkes, Arthur Miller, Joyce Carol Oates, Cynthia Ozick, Carl Rakosi, Samuel Beckett, Ishmael Reed, Ntozake Shange, William Stafford, John Updike and Derek Walcott. Roseland, CA, October 22, 1980, ©1980 Poet's & Writers, Inc., New York, New York. Helen Handley, General Chair, President, Friends of Poets & Writers, Inc.; Galen Williams, Founder and Executive Director. 4to. Unpaginated ~64pp. RARE. COLLECTIBLE. MORE PICS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST- B.R. Box 162
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Snite Museum of Art, 1999. Hardcover. vg+vg+. Quarto. 400pp Exhibition catalogue. A very nice copy in an equally nice dust jacket. In a mylar protective wrapper.
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  • Publisher: Arkham House, Sauk City
  • Format: Hardcover
Inscribed by Walton on the halftitle page. Near Fine in a Fine jacket, unclipped ($2.50). Black buckram with green ink lettering on the spine. Square and firmly bound, some foxing on the top edge, a slight smell of must, clean otherwise. One of three thousand copies of this haunted house/exorcism novel.
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  • Publisher: Doubleday
DANGEROUS VISIONS, Doubleday, 1967, first edition, some lightening to the gutters between the end-papers and paste-downs as is often the case with this volume, head of spine and small area of the upper edge of the rear cover lightly bumped, else absolutely fine and bright in vg pictorial dust-wrapper with some light wear and tear and flaking, almost exclusively to the dust-wrapper spine extremities. The major original '60's anthology with contributions by Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg, Frederik Pohl, Philip Farmer, Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, Brian Aldiss, Philip K. Dick, Larry Niven, Fritz Leiber, Damon Knight, Theodore Sturgeon, John Sladek, R.A. Lafferty, James Ballard, John Brunner, Roger Zelazny, Samuel Delany, et.al. Bookplate SIGNED by the author / editor laid in.
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  • Publisher: Easton Press
Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1988. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Masterpieces of Science Fiction Easton Press. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original binding. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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  • Publisher: Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Format: Hardcover
Near Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Masterpieces of Science Fiction. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original binding. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box.
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  • Publisher: Giacomo Mascardi
Rome: Giacomo Mascardi, 1623. First edition, first issue of an outstanding document in the history of science. The work grew out of the appearance of three comets in the autumn of 1618 and articulate the principal arguments of whether they were atmospheric or celestial phenomena. More importantly, Il Saggiatore is intimately connected with, if indeed it did not originate, the rift between Galileo and the Jesuits which ultimately saw the astronomer imprisoned by the Inquisition after the publication of the Dialogo in 1632. Il Saggiatore is often called Galileo’s “scientific manifesto,” and is certainly one of the most celebrated polemics in the history of physical science. It is the first of Galileo’s works written after the Inquisiton’s warning not to propound or defend the Copernican theory, which of course he does, albeit in covert form. The engraved illustrations in Il Saggiatore include some of the earliest published of the rings of Saturn, Mars in inferior and superior conjunction, and the phases of Venus. The work comes in several issues, of which this is the first, with the short errata list correcting 16 errors.* Cinti 73; Riccardi I.511, 628; De Backer-Sommervogel III.1684-86; L’Accademia dei Lincei e la cultura europea nel XVII secolo, 14 (Grassi), 15 (Galileo) and generally pp. 75ff.; Drake & O'Malley, The Controversy of the Comets of 1618, p. vi.. 4to. [22 x 16.5 cm], (7) ff., including engraved title and portrait of Galileo signed Villamoena, 236 pp. Bound in 19th-century vellum. Excellent.
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  • Publisher: Blackie and Son Ltd., London
Blackie and Son Ltd., London. Inner Hinges Starting slightly Cracked, HBDJ, NoDate, 1920 ? Early Reprint, part of 'The Boys' Library' edition. NF+ BOOK / POOR DustJacket, AS-IS, 7" x 5".. Foxing to eps and fore edge, else, very bright and tight hardback in pictorial cloth. Dustwrapper badlly torn and defective with small part illustration missing on front & THE in Title Missing, DJ rub, wear Tears tiny Chips Extremities, DJ Spine ends Small chips but title, author Illustration Sailing Vessel almost INTACT, Back DJ light Soil, Wear, Small Corner Chips but Printing all There. Scuff mark Front DJ taking out part of 1 natives Face, Blue, Black, light Salmon Pictorial Cloth of Native with Twisted Sword, Cvr light rub, wear, Tiny Corner Ding, Interior nice tight Clean LIGHT FOX, Wear, 352 pgs, NO ADS in BAck. Hard Cover. Very Good/Poor.
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  • Publisher: Blackie and Son Ltd., London
Blackie and Son Ltd., London. Inner Hinges Starting slightly Cracked, HBDJ, NoDate, 1920 ? Early Reprint, part of 'The Boys' Library' edition. NF+ BOOK / POOR DustJacket, AS-IS, 7" x 5".. Foxing to eps and fore edge, else, very bright and tight hardback in pictorial cloth. Dustwrapper badlly torn and defective with small part illustration missing on front & THE in Title Missing, DJ rub, wear Tears tiny Chips Extremities, DJ Spine ends Small chips but title, author Illustration Sailing Vessel almost INTACT, Back DJ light Soil, Wear, Small Corner Chips but Printing all There. Scuff mark Front DJ taking out part of 1 natives Face, Blue, Black, light Salmon Pictorial Cloth of Native with Twisted Sword, Cvr light rub, wear, Tiny Corner Ding, Interior nice tight Clean LIGHT FOX, Wear, 352 pgs, NO ADS in BAck. Hard Cover. Very Good/Poor.
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  • Publisher: San Francisco; The Limited Editions Club; 1982
  • Format: Hardcover
Folio. No. 1372 of 2500. Signed by illustrator Al Hirschfield on colophon. Red leather backed floral cloth boards. In slip case. Good binding and cover. Slight fading to spine. Wear, red discoloration to slipcase. LEC monthly letter tipped in. Clean, unmarked pages. [202] pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm. Printed by Daniel Keleher at the Wild Carrot Letterpress. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929 by George Macy with the intent of publishing beautifully illustrated and designed classic literature for a relatively small number of subscribers. Much of the LEC's fame stems from its use of some of the best illustrators and artists available. Each title was uniquely designed with individualized paper and cover materials. The Limited Editions Club was created to publish finely illustrated and designed books. Many of the books contain original printed etchings, lithographs, engravings, etc. from famous contemporary artists. This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.
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  • Publisher: The Limited Editions Club, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
Edition limited to two thousand copies; this is # 1599. Bound in blue cloth with blindstamping decoration to boards & gilt to spine. Blue topstain. Photographic endpages; illustrated throughout with full colour photographic reproductions by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Signed by Eisenstaedt on the limitations page. Inserted into blue paper bound slipcase with only light dust soil over all. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
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  • Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. First edition thus, limited. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Rafael Ferrer. 8vo (8.5"x11.5"). 348pp. 1/4 leather & tan cloth-covered boards with giltstamped title to spine. Deckled edges. Brown paper-covered slipcase with giltstamped title to spine; bottom spine extreme bumped (paper intact). Signed by Ferrer, Rabassa & Reid to the colophon. 8 color plates from oil paintings by Ferrer, B&W sketches throughout. Hand-numbered 955 in a limited edition of 2000 copies. Original laid-in color lithograph on Rives paper by Ferrer. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa.
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  • Publisher: The Limited Editions Club, New York
The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1982. The first edition with these illustrations, printed for members of the Limited Edition Club and limited to 2,000 copies signed by Scribner and Meyer (this being #1645). 4to. xvii, 319pp. Orchid patterned cloth with a paper spine label. With a lithographic frontispiece and eight plates. Cloth a little faded at the backstrip and the edges very lightly spotted. Former owner bookplate to the front pastedown with a narrow strip of light offset browning to the adjacent free endpaper. A very good copy. No dust wrapper called-for, but with the original lettered stiff card slipcase, lightly rubbed and discoloured. Relevant Limited Editions Club monthly newsletter laid-in.. Signed by Illustrator(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.
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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
London: Oxford University Press, 1975. First edition. Slightest cover rubs, else fine in rubbed slipcase. First edition. Three quarto volumes. xxvi, 290p; xvi, 748p; xvii, 142p. Illustrated, including facsimile color plates. Bound in publisher's gilt-titled gray cloth. Essential reference.
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2001-08-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
London: Oxford University Press, 1975. First edition. Slightest cover rubs, else fine in rubbed slipcase. First edition. Three quarto volumes. xxvi, 290p; xvi, 748p; xvii, 142p. Illustrated, including facsimile color plates. Bound in publisher's gilt-titled gray cloth. Essential reference.
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  • Publisher: Charles Allyn
Charles Allyn, 1882. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. Second edition, revised and enlarged (reissue of Sabin 30539, Howes H-240, of which only 100 copies were printed). Boards rubbed with fore-edge exposed, hinges weakening, pencil gift note and owner information on front flyleaf, bottom corner lightly stained, a few pages lightly spotted or foxed. 1882 Hard Cover. 399, [3] pp. 8vo. Originally published by William Harris in 1870, this edition is revised and enlarged with additional notes by Charles Allyn, and illustrated with engravings and maps. It recounts the brutal Battle of Groton Heights, also known as the Fort Griswold Massacre, during which the victorious British forces lost many troops, and then notoriously slaughtered the surrendering soldiers. Illustrated with woodcuts and engraved plates, including a portrait of Benedict Arnold, facsimiles of several contemporary documents, and a map of New London. According to Sabin and Howes, these were not present in the original edition.
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  • Publisher: Random House
New York: Random House, 1930. Limited Edition. Quarto; VG in VG- slipcase; Case has some wear to all edges, case spine is faded with title label's lettering almost vanished; Book has some light wear to the edges, corners, foxing to both covers (see photos); Outer edge of text block is age toned, interior excellent; Book has been SIGNED by Kent and is numbered 271 out of an edition of 900 Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section RD Consignment. 1273560. FP New Rockville Stock.
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  • Publisher: H. S. Tanner
Philadelphia: H. S. Tanner, 1834. Second Edition. Cloth. Very good. 12mo. 366,(6)pp. Index. Complete with 15 maps, 12 folding (1 of which is hand colored). Orig. cloth, printed spine label. Cloth a bit soiled and some text foxing, but a very nice copy. The second edition is improved and text enlarged. Howes B45.
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  • Publisher: H.S. Tanner, Philadelphia
  • Format: Hardcover
The Second Edition. The first edition of 1000 copies was published in 1832, and having sold out, this second edition was prepared, adding ?Much matter? (from the Introductory Note) ?and the entire work has been brought up . To the present state of the West?. Small 8vo publisher?s slate blue muslin; paper spine label. Complete with all 15 maps, 12 of which are folding and one of which, the frontispiece map, is in color. Spine label lightly chipped and a small chip at one outer joint. Front inner hinge open. An unusually clean copy with only light scattered foxing at the page margins. Uncommon in the original binding. Howes B45; Sabin 2594.
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  • Publisher: John Grant, Edinburgh
  • Format: Hardcover
All 12 volumes Very Good or better in the publishers origianl green cloth. All edge gilt. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original binding. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box.
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  • Publisher: John Grant, Edinburgh
  • Format: Hardcover
Green Cloth, Gilt Spines With Flower Design, Top Edge Gilt, Deckled Edges, 8 1/2" X 5 3/4", 9 Of 12 Volumes, Lacking Wuthering Heights And Jane Eyre. Very Good, Attractive, Light Wear With Top Edges Of Spines Beginning To Fray1" Tear Along Top Rear Spine Edge Of Villette Vol Ii, 1/4" Tear At Top Front Spine Edge Of Shirley Volume I, Volumes Have Various Clippings Pasted To One Side Of First Free Endpapers But No Other Marks. Pages Clean, No Foxing, Although Endpapers Show A Little Browning From Binder's Glue. International Postage At Usps Priority Mail Insured Box Rate.
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