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  • Publisher: London: Chapman and Hall,
London: Chapman and Hall,, 1852. Octavo (180 x 118 mm). Contemporary reddish-brown calf, titles in gilt to green calf label to spine, spine elaborately blocked in gilt, frames to covers in gilt and blind, board edges rolled in gilt, book block edges gilt, marbled endpapers, green silk page marker. Housed in a custom red cloth chemise and red morocco-backed slipcase. Engraved frontispiece by John Leech, text in double columns. Spine professionally refurbished, repair to front joint. Auction cataloguing tipped in at front. Crease to gutter of frontispiece. Slight rubbing to extremities, boards a little marked and scuffed; a very good copy, internally bright. First authorised collected edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the inserted blank facing frontispiece, "Agnes Sarah Lawrence, from her affectionate friend Charles Dickens, Twenty Second November 1852". The recipient Agnes Sarah Lawrence (born c.1835, and a young lady at the time of this inscription) was the daughter John Towers Lawrence of Balsall Heath, near Birmingham. Dickens corresponded with her father in February that year about bringing a group of amateur players to Birmingham. The following Christmas, Dickens returned to Birmingham to give a three-and-a-half-hour reading of A Christmas Carol and The Cricket on the Hearth at the Birmingham Town Hall - the first of his famous readings. Copies for presentation were evidently specially prepared with a heavy text leaf replacing the standard tissue guard. The Gimbel Collection, now at Yale, includes three presentation copies of this edition, each similarly inscribed on an inserted front blank and dated November 1852. Dickens's Christmas books were published here together for the first time, with a new preface by Dickens. This copy was later in the library of the great collector Carrie Estelle Doheny (1875-1958) with her red morocco book label to the front pastedown. Doheny's library in Camarillo, California "represented one of the rarest book libraries in the United States. Within the collection, 4,000 volumes were rare books and first editions. Fifteen hundred of the volumes were comprised of autograph letters and important historical and literary manuscripts. Early vellum manuscripts such as bibles, gospels, commentaries, liturgical works, and ornamented books revealed the prominence of the collection" (Cheung, Encyclopedia of Women in the American West, p. 97). Gimbel D5.
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  • Publisher: Chapman and Hall
London: Chapman and Hall, 1850 The Cheap Edition, 1st Series, VG 1850, 1850, 1852. In red half calf, marbled boards, corners & edges lightly bumped & worn, some blind tooling. Spine, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, edges bumped and worn, title in gilt to black calf label, joints worn. Internally, red marbled endpapers, text block edges marbled in red and blue, some light foxing to front and rear blanks. 3 stories each with a plate from the Cheap edition, 1st issue bound in 1, all printed by Bradbury & Evans, Whitefriars. American notes for General Circulation, 1850, frontis by T Bolton, (v-xiii), [1], 175 pp, 1 pl, [1]. Sketches by Boz. Illustrative of every-day life and every-day people. With a frontispiece by George Cruikshank, Chapman and Hall, 1850, (v-xiv), [2], 303 pp, 1 pl, . Christmas Books, Chapman and Hall, 1852, frontispiece by John Leech, [4], 266 pp, which contains The Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Heath, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man. A lovely book with a great feel to it. Uncommon! (see Eckel 113, 15, 116, 121, 125, 127 & 131 for info)American notes was written in 1842 upon Dickens's first return from the US. With regard to Sketches by Boz, Dickens stated that his share was only £400 whilst his publisher made 10 times that amount!Dickens, Charles John Huffam, novelist see ODNB for a full Bio.
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  • Publisher: Chapman and Hall
London: Chapman and Hall, 1850 The Cheap Edition, 1st Series, VG 1850, 1850, 1852. In red half calf, marbled boards, corners & edges lightly bumped & worn, some blind tooling. Spine, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, edges bumped and worn, title in gilt to black calf label, joints worn. Internally, red marbled endpapers, text block edges marbled in red and blue, some light foxing to front and rear blanks. 3 stories each with a plate from the Cheap edition, 1st issue bound in 1, all printed by Bradbury & Evans, Whitefriars. American notes for General Circulation, 1850, frontis by T Bolton, (v-xiii), [1], 175 pp, 1 pl, [1]. Sketches by Boz. Illustrative of every-day life and every-day people. With a frontispiece by George Cruikshank, Chapman and Hall, 1850, (v-xiv), [2], 303 pp, 1 pl, . Christmas Books, Chapman and Hall, 1852, frontispiece by John Leech, [4], 266 pp, which contains The Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Heath, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man. A lovely book with a great feel to it. Uncommon! (see Eckel 113, 15, 116, 121, 125, 127 & 131 for info)American notes was written in 1842 upon Dickens's first return from the US. With regard to Sketches by Boz, Dickens stated that his share was only £400 whilst his publisher made 10 times that amount!Dickens, Charles John Huffam, novelist see ODNB for a full Bio.
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  • Publisher: Chapman and Hall
London: Chapman and Hall, 1850 The Cheap Edition, 1st Series, VG 1850, 1850, 1852. In red half calf, marbled boards, corners & edges lightly bumped & worn, some blind tooling. Spine, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, edges bumped and worn, title in gilt to black calf label, joints worn. Internally, red marbled endpapers, text block edges marbled in red and blue, some light foxing to front and rear blanks. 3 stories each with a plate from the Cheap edition, 1st issue bound in 1, all printed by Bradbury & Evans, Whitefriars. American notes for General Circulation, 1850, frontis by T Bolton, (v-xiii), [1], 175 pp, 1 pl, [1]. Sketches by Boz. Illustrative of every-day life and every-day people. With a frontispiece by George Cruikshank, Chapman and Hall, 1850, (v-xiv), [2], 303 pp, 1 pl, . Christmas Books, Chapman and Hall, 1852, frontispiece by John Leech, [4], 266 pp, which contains The Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Heath, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man. A lovely book with a great feel to it. Uncommon! (see Eckel 113, 15, 116, 121, 125, 127 & 131 for info)American notes was written in 1842 upon Dickens's first return from the US. With regard to Sketches by Boz, Dickens stated that his share was only £400 whilst his publisher made 10 times that amount!Dickens, Charles John Huffam, novelist see ODNB for a full Bio.
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  • Publisher: Spaceheater Editions,
Tucson, Arizona:: Spaceheater Editions,, 2014.. Edition of 30. 8 x 8"; 30 pages. Printed by archival inkjet on uncoated oatmeal Speckletone paper made by The French Paper Company. Drum-leaf binding. Signed and numbered in silver ink on the back board by the artist. Prospectus: "The book is a slightly off-kilter investigation into the nature of faith and its relationship to scientific evidence. The interior narrative text is relatively straightforward but the covers hold other informational text in a circular or spiral manner that is not conventional. "Created as a series of two-page board-book spreads that minimize the visual distraction of a traditional 'gutter'. The edges of the book cover have text that goes around the entire book and includes some text that is set in a type face that is called Deseret, created by Mormons in the 1860s and abandoned after a few years. Phil Zimmermann: "On January 5th, 2014, seven book artists were in Salt Lake City to attend the national conference of the College Book Art Association at the University of Utah. A Nissan Armada SUV was rented and the group traveled to Robert Smithson's canonic land-art piece The Spiral Jetty, about an hour or two out of town in the nearby great Salt Lake. To commemorate the visit, it was decided that each of us who were there that day would create a book with the Spiral Jetty as theme, and complete it within one year - or earlier if possible. The only restriction would be that all books in the series would conform to a common dimension, 8 inches by 8 inches. Incident at Deseret is my contribution. The other participants are Clifton Meador, Karen Zimmermann, Robbin Ami Silverberg, April Sheridan, Daniel Mellis and Elisabeth Long. "I am fascinated by faith, and how so many religious people throughout the world are able to ignore what many would think of as logical thinking in order to make the leap to belief. In some ways, I admire that ability as it suggests a certain innocence and magical thinking that I am not able to summon up. The danger is when those folks start to think that they are the only people in the world able to communicate with god and travel the true path to heaven. I think of the location of the Spiral Jetty and Salt Lake itself as ground-zero for the Church of Latter Day Saints and the Mormon faith. Although my book uses terminology that comes from the LDS belief (picked due to the location of the Spiral Jetty) I could have just as easily have used nomenclature from any number of other world religions. Stylistically, I think of this book as the meeting of Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville with The Book of Mormon. Deseret is the original Mormon name for Utah and was originally comprised of a large section of the American West that included not only Utah (and the Great Salt Lake where the Spiral Jetty is) but also large portions of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Brigham Young's petitions to the US Congress to recognize this huge new state were turned down numerous times and eventually became what is now the current, much smaller, state of Utah.  "Deseret was also a language and an alphabet system that was developed but never widely used during the 19th century by the Mormons. The title also gives a little nod to a classic western book that I was impressed with when I read it in high school, The Ox-bow Incident and another book (and famous short film) called An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge."  ww.diaart.org: "Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty, located at Rozel Point peninsula on the northeastern shore of Great Salt Lake. With the assistance of a team operating dump trucks, a tractor, and a front loader, Smithson created the sculpture in three weeks in April 1970. Over six thousand tons of black basalt rocks and earth were formed into a coil 1,500 feet long and 15 feet wide that winds counterclockwise off the shore into the water. In 1999, through the generosity of the artist Nancy Holt, Smithson's widow, and the Estate of Robert Smithson, the artwork was donated to Dia Art Foundation.
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[Edo 1836, Nishimiya]. Original green stitched covers, very good, 58p. woodcut illustrations, 32 double folded sheets, strong impression, blue cloth case Chitsu, usual edge,corner wear & a bit thumbed, 16 x 22 cm. RARE FIRST EDITION **** *** ONE OF HOKUSAI'S MOST FAMOUS WORKS INCLUDING MUSASHI BO-BENKEI In this sequel to Hokusai's companion work, EHON SAKIGAKE, his warrior series, Hokusai again explains in the preface his goal to express the freedom of movement of the human body under heavy armor. A very nice example of some of Hokusai's best warrior drawings and action-packed-sword wielding Samurai defending against enemy attacks. Done at age 77, Hokusai signed this work: "The Mad Old Man of Painting." Musashi takes on his advisories, fights the great carp, pays homage to the great serpent, rides his fearless steed into war, sword fights, against the forces of evil, and saves the helpless and meek. Stunning period work covering the exploits of Musashi the Buddhist warrior monk. & Original FIRST EDITIONS of this vintage are RARE. This example represents a "by-gone era" of this fine caliber of artistic creation. Seldom found for sale in a complete and solid state with an early & strong impression. THE ARTIST: KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI [1760-1849]: Hokusai was Japan's most famous Edo period illustrator of Japanese genre, landscape, scenery and of the daily lives and occupations of the commoners. His works are full of cheerfulness, humor, optimism and he had a knack of capturing the true nature of his time, people and life style. He was affectionately called the "MAD MAN ON DRAWING" by the Japanese. His works continue to fascinate the world over ! Please visit our website where others by/about Hokusai are posted, along with photographs. BIBLIOGRAPHY: J. Hillier: HOKUSAI, pp. 227-232. BROWN, Louise N.: BLOCK PRINTING AND BOOK ILLUSTRATION IN JAPAN, p.183 TODA, Kenji.: DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE AND CHINESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS IN THE RYERSON LIBRARY OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. p.263. Dawes pp.55-57. KERLEN, H.: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS. #295 James S. DE BENNEVILLE: SAITO MUSASHI-BO BENKEI: TALES OF THE WARS OF THE GEMPEI...Saito Musashi-bo Benkei the Warrior Monk. .
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  • Publisher: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd
C. Arthur Pearson Ltd, 1897. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of H.G. Wells' The invisible Man. Published in London by C. Arthur Pearson Ltd in 1897. First Edition, first issue with misnumbered first page (2 instead of 1). Hardback. Book very good, slightly soiled and worn, previous owner's name and date on front paste-down, small tear at top of front free end paper, front inside hinge starting to crack, rear free end paper loose, crack at rear inside hinge. Book comes in specially made cloth slipcase.
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  • Publisher: Ganesh & Co.
Red cloth with particulars printed to paper spine label (with losses). First half in English, second half Sanskrit. Personal copy of University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Sanskrit Professor Royal W. Weiler whose name is neatly inscribed to the front fly. A nice, serviceable copy without further markings. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xviii, 461, [iii]; xxvii, 473 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. .
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  • Publisher: Ganesh & Co.
Red cloth with particulars printed to paper spine label (with losses). First half in English, second half Sanskrit. Personal copy of University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Sanskrit Professor Royal W. Weiler whose name is neatly inscribed to the front fly. A nice, serviceable copy without further markings. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xviii, 461, [iii]; xxvii, 473 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. .
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  • Publisher: Ganesh & Co.
Red cloth with particulars printed to paper spine label (with losses). First half in English, second half Sanskrit. Personal copy of University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Sanskrit Professor Royal W. Weiler whose name is neatly inscribed to the front fly. A nice, serviceable copy without further markings. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xviii, 461, [iii]; xxvii, 473 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. .
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  • Publisher: Ganesh & Co.
Red cloth with particulars printed to paper spine label (with losses). First half in English, second half Sanskrit. Personal copy of University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Sanskrit Professor Royal W. Weiler whose name is neatly inscribed to the front fly. A nice, serviceable copy without further markings. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xviii, 461, [iii]; xxvii, 473 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. .
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  • Publisher: Ganesh & Co
Ganesh & Co, Madras, 1953. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Dust Jacket a trifle sunned. Dust jacket in mylar guard. Category: Eastern Religion; India; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6460. .
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  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster, NY
Simon & Schuster, NY, 1956. 1st edition. hardcover. Very Good. "A monumental 4-volume reference, 15 years in the making, 'The World of Mathematics' was specially designed to make mathematics more accessible to the inexperienced. It comprises non-technical essays on every aspect of the vast subject, including articles by scores of eminent mathematicians and other thinkers." [Pub. Info] Four volumes including important essays covering many branches of mathematics up to and through Einstein. [Please check shipping cost for larger format books and multi-volume sets.] 1ST EDITION.
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  • Publisher: Clarendon, Oxford,
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780198111771
85 pp. Private stamps to bottom edge and inside boards, no jacket. Else in very good condition. ISBN: 0198111770 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 243
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  • Publisher: Something Else Press
  • Format: Hardcover
One of 2000 copies printed in cloth in 1967. Book interior is fine. No dust jacket. With the compliments of the editors--card loosely inserted in book. Back cover has a one inch horizontal area of fading--visible in photo.
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  • Publisher: Creation Books
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9781840682519
One of 100 numbered copies. 34 pp. Softcover, staple bound. A crease across the book, most apparent on the rear panel, else unmarked.
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  • Publisher: Various Publishers, USA
  • Format: Hardcover
A Collection of sheet 19th century music professionally bound for Annie Gaviess. Bound in 3/4 morocco with blue cloth boards. The Front board has a morocco label with the name "Annie Gaviess" in gilt. Raised bands on the spine. Much general wear to all edges and scuffing to the the leather and boards. Pieces published between c1843 - c1861 (many are undated). The works are arranged for piano and voice and they are: The Lament of the Irish Emigrant, by W. R. Dempster and Mrs. PRice Blackwood; I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls, by M. W. Balfe; The Bouquet: Half black morocco leather with pebbled black cloth. Raised bands, gilt rulling and lettering on spine. Morocco label on front board with the name of "Annie Gaviess". Title include: Gaily Thro' Life Wander, by G. Verdi and G. Linley; The Crescent: Chant Bohemien, by L. De Meyer; Bouquet de Bal: Ianthe Waltz, by Madame C. Rive- 1853; Do They Think of Me at Home?, by C. W. Glover and J. E. Carpenter; The Mountain Zephyr Polka, by J. A. Fowler- 1854; Rauch's LIbrary for Young Pianists: My First March, by F. Haask- 1861; Album du Pianist: Nocturne, by Lefebure Wely; I See Her Still in My Dreams, by Stephen C. Foster- 1857; Vive Le Roi Waltz, by J. Bellak- 1858; Melodies of By-Gone Days: Twilight Dews, by Ch. Grobe- 1858; Airs Popularies Americains in Ronoinettes: Love Not Quick Step, by F. Burgmuller; Peaceful Hours: Evening Song to the Virgin (Duet), arr. by Grobe; Perle De L'Amerique, by C. Kinkel- 1859; Ernani de Verdi, arr. by D. Krug; Le Reve, by Wm. Vincent Wallace- 1843; Felina Redowa, by Talexy and arr. by D. Ancelo- 1858; Popular Airs: The Last Rose of Summer; See, Oh! Norma, by F. Hunten; Her Charming Name, by J. Bellak- 1859; Weber's Last Waltz; The Grave of Bonaparte, by L. Heath- 1843; Hillsborough Schottisch, by Carl August Class; L' Agate Waltz, by Oliver J. Shaw; Happy Family Polka, by Francis H. Brown-1851; Bright Dreams of the Past, by Ch. Grobe- 1858; The Prince Royal, by Ch. Grobe- 1860; La Gaiete Polka Facile, by L' Aboyeur- 1853; Silvery Shower, by Adolph Baumbach- 1854; Introduction and Vatiations on The Favorite Air Rise Swiss Lad, by J. F. Marcks and F. Kalkbrenner; Vaterlands Lieder: La Marseillaise, by D. Krug; Marche a la Turque, by L. Beethoven and trans. by A. Rubinstein; Marginal moisture staining to the boards and the first and last pieces of music in the book. Some tears and very occasional foxing. Age-toning throughout. A Few good lithographs. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall
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  • Publisher: Editorial Bolivar
Nicely bound in full blue morocco. Raised bands and particulars in gilt to spine. Marbled endpapers. Interior is bright and clean without previous owners' names or other markings. ; Vol. 1; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 435 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail.
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  • Publisher: Rocky Mountain Bank Note CO., Printing and Lithographing, n. d. (ca 1930,s)]., [Pueblo
  • Format: Softcover
First edition. 8vo. 21.5 x 27.7 cm [8 1/2" x 11"] oblong, color, stapled wrappers, 144 pp., illustrated, index. R. T. Frazier was the original designer, owner, and maker of the famous Pueblo Saddle. There are illustrations depicting their show rooms, as well as all types of saddles, saddle horn trees, saddle pockets, tapideros, stirrups, riding bridles, holsters, cartridge belts, chaparejos, cinchas, blankets,cuffs, belts, hand bags, brief cases, portfolios, spur straps, etc. Also they advertise hats, shirts, work and dress shoes, cowboy boots, gloves, all types of spurs including silver mounted steel spurs, silver inlaid and plain spurs, inexpensive spurs, steel bits, rowels, buckles, truck and truck farm harnesses, collars, traveling bags, suitcases, etc. A catalog full of items for the cowboy and ranch. Small scrape to front cover that affects the word "catalog," verso of front cover reinforced with old cellophane tape, plus small cellophane tape reinforcement to the first four pages, a hole at the top of spine whereby this catalog was hung, light wear to the fore-edges of the front and rear covers, with the interior clean and tight for an overall very good copy.
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Pen and ink on paper, sheet size 23 x 25 cm, newly mounted and framed in a stout oak arts and crafts frame of the period. The portrait which launched W.B. Yeats on the literary world. W. B. Yeats? play Mosada first appeared in the Dublin University Review, and became his first book when published in October 1886, in a small edition paid for by the poet's father, who also chose this portrait as frontispiece. The presence of a portrait of the author, for the first book of a 21 year old, drew criticism at the time as being rather portentous: Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote of it ?For a young man's pamphlet this was something too much; but you will understand a father's feeling?, and the poet himself was still defensive about it fourteen years later, writing that ?I was alarmed at the impudence of putting a portrait in my first book but my father was full of ancient and modern instances.? It is an astonishingly eloquent drawing, announcing a great poet at the outset of his career: the poet invites the reader to challenge his arrival, and the artist affirms both the son?s genius and the father?s role in it. It distills the young poet?s single-minded oddness: ??a queer youth named Yeats? . . . a rare moth?; a ?tall, lanky, angular youth, a gentle dreamer?; ? ?the deference due to genius and the amusement which is the lot of the oddity.? ? (all quotations from Murphy). William Murphy?s biography of John Butler Yeats is tellingly titled Prodigal Father, and from a relatively early age his children had to support him emotionally and often financially. They were all notably industrious in their own lives, and it is tempting to see this as a reaction against their father's lack of focus. He is highly regarded as a formal portraitist ?by far the greatest painter that Ireland [had] produced? (Henry Lamb, quoted by Murphy), but never achieved consistent commercial success, and as he matured as an artist he found it increasingly difficult to complete work: ?more and more he disregarded hands and garments, concentrating on the face; but as the face changed continually the work never ended,? (Murphy). None of these qualifications apply to his sketches and drawings which are often stronger and more evocative than his more heavily-worked oils. In their own ways father and son were both lifelong seekers for truth. ?All my life I have fancied myself just on the verge of discovering the primum mobile? wrote the father in 1914, but whereas the son was continually reinventing himself as a poet, restlessly interrogating his muse, the father was cursed to repaint and repaint. His famous self-portrait was commissioned by John Quinn in 1911, and remained unfinished at the artist's death in 1922; the son in Reveries over Childhood and Youth told how his father ?started a painting in the spring, and as the season went on added the buds and leaves to what had been bare trees, then covered them over with the rich foliage of summer, painted the green out as fall came, and ended up with a landscape of snow.? (Murphy, The Drawings of John Butler Yeats). ?In one important saving characteristic, however, he remained his father?s son: he would not compromise his art? (Foster), and at the end of his own life the son celebrated the father in the opening to his poem ?Beautiful lofty things?, where John Butler Yeats is listed as one of his Olympians. Beautiful lofty things: O'Leary's noble head; My father upon the Abbey stage, before him a raging crowd: 'This Land of Saints,' and then as the applause died out, 'Of plaster Saints'; his beautiful mischievous head thrown back. Provenance: reproduced by zincography in the first edition of Mosada; by descent to the current generation of the family by whom sold at auction in Kilkenny, Dec 2017. Probably item 20 in the exhibition Paintings and Drawings by John Butler Yeats from the Collection of Senator Michael B. Yeats at the National Gallery of Ireland in November 1972, but only reproduced since then from a copy of the book. R.F. Foster, W.B Yeats a Life; William Murphy, Prodigal Father, the Life of John Butler Yeats; The Drawings of John Butler Yeats, Albany 1987.
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  • Publisher: White, Gallaher, & White
New-York: White, Gallaher, & White, 1829. Hardcover. Very Good. Second edition, revised and corrected. Tall octavo. 424, xliv pp. Publisher's legal sheep with morocco spine label gilt. Wear at the crown and extremities, some modest foxing in the text, but a tight and sound, pleasing very good copy. Inscribed by Emma Willard: "To Mr. Alexander from his friend The Author," followed by a contemporary re-gifting inscription: "Asa G. Alexander from his affect'e Uncle, Fr. Alexander. Oct. 11th, 1831" (our research indicates Asa G. Alexander of Killingly, Connecticut was either attending or was soon to attend Yale at the time of the inscription from his uncle, i.e. he is listed in the 1832 catalog of students; further evidence indicates he later became a teacher). Also contains an attractive later bookplate and pencil ownership signature, all neat and not distracting from the author's inscription. Emma Willard was an educational reformer who opened the Troy Female Seminary in 1814 which was the first school in the United States to offer higher education to women, and which survives to this day as the Emma Willard School. The school has graduated a great number of distinguished women including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lily Spencer-Churchill (Duchess of Marlborough), Jane Fonda, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. Willard also wrote several textbooks and books on history and geography, most notably this title, *History of the United States, or Republic of America*, (1828). She was a strong advocate of science education for women. An early work by a woman that helped pave the way for higher education for American women. According to Margaret Rossiter: "'Willard, her school, and others like it provided the essential starting point for women in science and the professions" (M.B. Ogilvie, *Women in Science* pp. 19-20). Reprinted over several decades, this early edition is particularly scarce, and the earliest Inscribed book by Willard we've seen.
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  • Publisher: A S Barnes, Philadelphia
  • Format: Hardcover
In very good condition professionally re-bound in leather with replacement endpapers. The original text block starts at the frontispiece and is complete with all maps. The original title label is present on the spine. The book is in extremely good condition throughout.
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  • Publisher: George P. Putnam
NY: George P. Putnam, 1849. 1st printing. Good/no dust jacket (as issued), lacking fold-out map, portions head/tail of spine missing, foxing to pages, rubbing to extremities. 230 p. + 10 pages ads, 12mo;
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  • Publisher: White, Gallaher & White, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
Brown leather shows wear at edges with bumping and heavy wear at corners. Sides of spine are cracked with a crack to bottom of the spine. Pages have tanning/foxing tand water staining at edges of first couple of pages and top corners of pages 231-253. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
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  • Publisher: White, Gallaher & White
New York: White, Gallaher & White, 1828. First Edition. Boards. Very Good. First Edition. [4], [iii]-xvi, [i]-vii, [1-blank], [1]-426, [i]-xl pages. 8vo. 5 1/4 x 9 inches. Page 148 misnumbered 841. Recent 1/4 leather over papered boards preserving spine label and endpapers. Previous owner name on front flyleaf (M.T Bandwell?). Several small pieces of front flyleaf adhered to title page in distant past affecting readability of title page in minor ways. Pages edges tinted yellow. Foxed throughout, a sound copy. While the title page notes a series of maps, here as in many copies the frontispiece and eleven maps were not bound in but likely issued in a separate atlas. Boards. "Emma Hart Willard (February 23, 1787 - April 15, 1870) was an American women's rights activist who dedicated her life to education. She worked in several schools and founded the first school for women's higher education, the Troy Female Seminary in Troy, New York. With the success of her school, Willard was able to travel across the country and abroad, to promote education for women....The Troy Female Seminary was renamed the Emma Willard School in 1895, in her honor and today is still promoting her strong belief in women's education. A statue honoring her services to the cause of higher education was erected in Troy in 1895. An Emma Willard Memorial was erected in Middlebury, Vermont in 1941. In 1905, Willard was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in the Bronx, New York. In 2013, Willard was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame." (wikipedia) A review of OCLC and past sales records notes several dozen examples of a separately printed atlas for this work. The first edition appears to be scarce in the market, but later editions are relatively common.
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  • Publisher: 1784
Radierung, 1748, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: Lilie im Doppelkreis (Hind 3). 24:35,7 cm. Titelblatt, der �Antichità romane de�tempi della Republica ". Abdruck der römischen Ausgabe, o.J., 1748. Literatur: Focillon 41; Hind 1; Taschen 81; Wilton-Ely 103. - Sehr kräftiger Abdruck mit vollem Rand, die Ränder leicht gebräunt. Giovanni Battista Piranesi erhielt als Sohn eines Steinmetzes in Venedig die Ausbildung zum Architekten am Magistrato delle Acque zuerst bei seinem Onkel Matteo Lucchesi, mit dem er jedoch einen Streit hatte und infolge die Ausbildung abbrach, dann bei G.A. Scalfurotto (1670-1764). Es folgte eine weitere Ausbildung zum Bühnenbildner und er wurde Schüler des Kupferstechers C. Zucchi (1721-1805). 1740 begleitete er als Zeichner Marco Froscarini, den venezianischen Gesandten beim Vatikan, nach Rom, wo er die römische Baukunst studierte. Hier machte er 1741 die Ausbildung zum Kupferstecher bei dem Vedutenzeichner G. Vasi (1710-1782). Aber auch mit Vasi kam es zu einem Streit, weshalb er ebenso die Ausbildung in dessen Werkstatt abbrach. Bereits zwei Jahre später veröffentlichte er seine erste Radierfolge mit Stadtansichten, �Prima parte di Architettura e Prospettive". Die folgenden Jahre bis 1747 hielt er sich meist in Venedig auf, wo er 1744 für kurze Zeit bei G.B. Tiepolo (1696-1770) arbeitete. Dann kehrte er nach Rom zurück, wo er ein Geschäft eröffnete. Bis 1774 gab er weitere Folgen von Veduten barocker und antiker römischer Denkmäler heraus, mit denen er rasch zu einem der berühmtesten Kupferstecher seiner Zeit avancierte. Piranesis Erforschung und Vermessung zahlreicher antiker Bauten Roms im Jahr 1756 führte zur Herausgabe der Ansichten römischer Altertümer in vier Bänden, die berühmte �Antichità romane". Im darauffolgenden Jahr wurde er Mitglied der Society of Antiquaries of London, 1761 der Accademia di San Luca. 1767 wurde er von Papst Clemens VIII. zum Ritter geschlagen.
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  • Publisher: The Macmillan Company
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1913. First American Edition 3rd Printing. Blue-grey Cloth. Very Good Minus/No DJ. 510 Pp. Gray Cloth, Gilt. Including Extensive Bibliography And Index. Third Printing Of The First American Edition Of The Third German Edition, After The Earlier 1913 First And Second Printings, Apparently With Errata Corrected. Frayed Along Top And Bottom Edges Of Spine With Slight Loss; Pinpoint Frays At Tips; Gilt Spine Lettering Clear And Bright, Cover Lettering Brilliant. Pencil Ownership Signature Of Psychotherapist Ben Jaxon, No Other Names Or Marks.
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  • Publisher: New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co.,
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co.,, 1929. Octavo. Attractively bound in recent black morocco, gilt lettered and decorated spine, gilt rule to boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Original spine and front cover bound in at back. A fine copy. First edition.
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  • Publisher: Hubbard Association of Scientologists, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA: Hubbard Association of Scientologists, Inc.. VG/VG. (1953). ........ Boards w/DJ. A Handbook of Self-Processing in Scientology . 12mo., 147 pp., shelfwear rubbing and yellowing .
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  • Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Format: Hardcover
Two volumes, 4to., red cloth lettered in gilt; with a touch of rubbing to the extremities. First editions (1917 and 1921) of Singer's influential publication, with 91 full-page plates and numerous illustrations in text ---- William Albert Setchell set, with the "Studies" editor Charles Singer's University of California colleague and noted botanist's ownership stamp on the front free endpaper. Also present is the ownership signature of Setchell's colleague Herbert McLean Evans, the American anatomist and physiologist, who discovered vitamin E in 1923. A unique association. Shipping extra
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  • Publisher: MacMillan
L. H. BaileyThe Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture illustrated with colored plates, four thousand engravings in the text and ninety-six full-page cuts. In six volumesThe Macmillan Company. Macmillan, (1914-17) . 6 volumes. Good+ set. Some hinges starting but sound. Dark green cloth. Same format but much better condition than one shown. For generations, a standard reference work. [Attributes: Hard Cover] 15 lbs
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  • Publisher: MacMillan
L. H. BaileyThe Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture illustrated with colored plates, four thousand engravings in the text and ninety-six full-page cuts. In six volumesThe Macmillan Company. Macmillan, (1914-17) . 6 volumes. Good+ set. Some hinges starting but sound. Dark green cloth. Same format but much better condition than one shown. For generations, a standard reference work. [Attributes: Hard Cover] 15 lbs
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  • Publisher: Gregg Publishing
Chicago: Gregg Publishing, 1928. Small Octavo. . iii, 95p. A pristine copy signed on the front free endpaper. When Gregg came to America, he decided to create a shorthand system which not only dominated the business world at the end of the 19th Century but the system dominated offices in the 20th Century. It has translations in 15 languages and with small adaptations can be adapted to virtually any language. Bound in light brown cloth lettered in dark brown.
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  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press Cambridge, Boston, Massachusetts / Cambridge
  • Format: Hardcover
First Edition. Hint of wear to board ends, else book in fine condition; in very good to near fine dust jacket, with some paper loss to spine ends, couple tiny tears with corresponding creasing, mild rubbing to corners, original price of $6.50 listed on upper, front flap. Nice copy. The Journals of Lewis and Clark are "the first report on the West, on the United States over the hill and beyond the sunset, on the province of the American future.
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  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press Cambridge, Boston, Massachusetts / Cambridge
  • Format: Hardcover
First Edition. Hint of wear to board ends, else book in fine condition; in very good to near fine dust jacket, with some paper loss to spine ends, couple tiny tears with corresponding creasing, mild rubbing to corners, original price of $6.50 listed on upper, front flap. Nice copy. The Journals of Lewis and Clark are "the first report on the West, on the United States over the hill and beyond the sunset, on the province of the American future.
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  • Publisher: Downey and Co., London
  • Format: Hardcover
Thirty-seven volumes complete. Uniform full calf by Zaehnsdorf, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco author label to second panel, title label to fourth and volume label to sixth, remaining panels gilt with central flower inside a roundel and flowery stem corner pieces, covers with triple fillet border with shamrock corner pieces, gilt rule to edges and gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. with marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, a couple of volumes with scrapes and knocks, occasional discolouring to leather, one or two small bumps. Internally occasional very minor spotting but generally bright and clean. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedowns. With black and white and colour plates throughout, by Phiz and Cruikshank. Volume one has an autograph letter signed by Lever tipped in before the general title. Limited de Luxe edition, one hundred copies, this being number thirty-eight Size: 8vo
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  • Publisher: - London and Dublin - Chapman and Hall; William Curry; William Blackwood and Sons; Smith, Elder and Co.
  • Format: Hardcover
An extensive and unformly-bound collection of the novels of Charles Lever, including many first editions. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of plates by 'Phiz' and George Cruikshank. Comprised of forty-one volumes, containing twenty-four novels. Containing:Lutrell of Arran (1865, first edition)The Knight of Gwynne; A Tale of the Time of the Union (1847, first edition)Davenport Dunn: A Man of Our Day (1859, first edition)The Martins of Cro'Martin (1856, first edition)One of Them (1861, first edition)Roland Cashel (1850, first edition)The Dodd Family Abroad (1854, first edition)Barrington (1863, first edition)The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer (1839) - first edition. That Boy of Norcott's (1869, first edition)Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon (1841, first edition, complete in two volumes)The Daltons, or Three Roads in Life (1852, first edition, complete in two volumes)Tony Butler (1865, first edition, complete in three volumes)Sir Brook Fossbrooke (1866, first edition, complete in three volumes)Lord Kilgobbin: A Tale of Ireland in Our Own Time (1872)A Day's Ride: A Life's Romance (1863, second edition: complete in two volumes)Bramleighs of Bishop's Folly (1868, complete in three volumes)Confessions of Con. Cregan: The Irish Gil Blas (undated, complete in two volumes) Diary and Notes of Horace Templeton (1848, complete in two volumes)The Fortunes of Glencore (1857, complete in three volumes)Arthur O'Leary: His Wanderings and Ponderings in Many Lands, Edited by his Friend, Harry Lorrequer (1844, complete in three volumes)A Rent in a Cloud (undated, c. 1850)Sir Jasper Carew (1855) Maurice Tierney, the Soldier of Fortune (c. 1855)Charles James Lever (31 August 1806 1 June 1872) was an Irish novelist. Tony Butler, Bramleighs of Bishop's Folly, The Fortunes of Glencore, Lord Kilgobbin and Sir Brook Fossbrooke have the original cloth backstrips tipped onto the front pastedowns. Bound by Fazarkerley of Liverpool, and Tout and son. Condition: In green half-morocco bindings with gilt detailing. Externally, smart, though with some rubbing and slight edgewear. Barrington has some dampstaining to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. A few hinges are strained, but generally all are firm. Pages are bright, and generally clean, though with some instances of foxing. Ink signature to the rear endpaper of Barrington Overall: VERY GOOD.
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  • Publisher: Downey and Co.
London: Downey and Co., 1897. Thirty-seven volumes complete. Uniform full calf by Zaehnsdorf, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco author label to second panel, title label to fourth and volume label to sixth, remaining panels gilt with central flower inside a roundel and flowery stem corner pieces, covers with triple fillet border with shamrock corner pieces, gilt rule to edges and gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. with marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, a couple of volumes with scrapes and knocks, occasional discolouring to leather, one or two small bumps. Internally occasional very minor spotting but generally bright and clean. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedowns. With black and white and colour plates throughout, by Phiz and Cruikshank. Volume one has an autograph letter signed by Lever tipped in before the general title. Limited de Luxe edition, one hundred copies, this being number thirty-eight. With A.L.S.. First Thus. Full Calf. Very Good. Illus. by Browne, Hablot K. (Phiz) And Cruikshank, George. 8vo. Limited De Luxe Edition.
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  • Publisher: Downey and Co.
London: Downey and Co., 1897. Thirty-seven volumes complete. Uniform full calf by Zaehnsdorf, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco author label to second panel, title label to fourth and volume label to sixth, remaining panels gilt with central flower inside a roundel and flowery stem corner pieces, covers with triple fillet border with shamrock corner pieces, gilt rule to edges and gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. with marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, a couple of volumes with scrapes and knocks, occasional discolouring to leather, one or two small bumps. Internally occasional very minor spotting but generally bright and clean. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedowns. With black and white and colour plates throughout, by Phiz and Cruikshank. Volume one has an autograph letter signed by Lever tipped in before the general title. Limited de Luxe edition, one hundred copies, this being number thirty-eight. With A.L.S.. First Thus. Full Calf. Very Good. Illus. by Browne, Hablot K. (Phiz) And Cruikshank, George. 8vo. Limited De Luxe Edition.
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  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Co
Boston, Mass: Little, Brown & Co, 1901. Hardcover. Good Plus. Phiz (Hablot Knight Browne.). 8vos. Green buckram-covered boards with gilt lettering. Top edges gilt. Fore-edges and bottom-edges untrimmed. Previous owner's stamp to front pastedown endpapers. Some hinges just started. Comprises: THE DALTONS (I & II); DAVENPORT DUNN (I & II); DODD FAMILY ABROAD / HORACE TEMPLETON (I & II); BRAMLEIGHS OF BISHOPS FOLLY; FORTUNES OF GLENCORE; TONY BUTLER; ONE OF THEM.
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  • Publisher: Lea and Blanchard
Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1842. First American edition. 2 vols. 12mo. Original purple muslin, printed paper labels. Cloth faded to brown. Pencil signature of Martha Nicely and several practice signatures and doodles in pencil on flyleaf. Shaken, some foxing. Very good. Dark red morocco backed slipcase and chemise. First American edition. 2 vols. 12mo. BAL 3899; Sabin 16542; Spiller and Blackburn 33; Wright I, 731
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  • Publisher: Printed at the Lakeside Press, Chicago
Superbly bound in full tan crushed morocco in an unsigned binding extremely reminiscent of the work of Lorenz Schwartz with distinctive and finely executed stylized blooms at each of four outside edge corners, each design having flowing Art Nouveau style patterning, and each with eight small green onlaid petal devices, spine also finely gilt with onlays, as well as the dentelles, exquisite tan silk full doublures and matching free endsheets. One of 500 copies on Imperial Japan vellum, printed at the Lakeside Press. This copy not numbered, but signed by Frederick Skiff-Field in a holograph note at the end. Very fine.
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  • Publisher: Cambridge
In this outstanding literary letter, Longfellow writes in full and sends an early draft of his beloved poem Â?Excelsior,Â? commenting on its meaning and significance and writing out all thirty-six lines. The poet states that the work is among the best he has written, describes the circumstances of its writing, and points out its central theme. He observes that only one person has seen it and that Ward should Â?keep it quietly to yourself.Â? Longfellow writes in part, Â?I am glad you liked Endymion, for sympathy is sweet. But today I send you something much better; indeed one of the best things, if not the best, that I have written. The other night, about one oÂ?clock, as I was smoking a cigar preparatory to going to bed, it came into my mind; but as it was late, I thought I would not write it out till the morning. Accordingly, I went to bed; but I could not sleep. That voice kept ringing in my ears; and finally, I jumped out of bed, lighted my lamp, and set to work. The result was this poem, and a dreadful cold and rheumatism, which have confined me to my chamber for two days. The idea of the poem is the Life of Genius; This you will comprehend at a glance. Many people will not comprehend it at all. I send it to you because I know you will like it. No one has seen it but [Cornelius Conway] Felton; who found less than usual to criticize. DonÂ?t give it to anyone; but keep it quietly to yourself. . . .Â? Longfellow met Samuel Ward, the recipient of this letter, in Europe in 1836, and the two became lifelong friends. Â?Ward was easily the wildest friend Longfellow ever had, and LongfellowÂ?s letters to him are among his most exuberantÂ? (Longfellow Companion). Beginning in 1838 Ward served as LongfellowÂ?s literary agent, selling his poems to New York periodicals. This early draft of the poem, written two days after the first draft (now at Harvard), differs in a number of points from the final version, including the lack of the exclamation point after the word Â?ExcelsiorÂ? ending each stanza. The much-anthologized Â?ExcelsiorÂ? has long been among the poetÂ?s best-known works. Eight stanzas appear on the facing pages 2-3, making this exceptional manuscript ideally suited for display. 4to. 3 1/2 pages. Silked, seal tear at outer edge of address leaf expertly repaired with paper. Very good.
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  • Publisher: John Murray; Printed by T. Davison, London
  • Format: Hardcover
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 41 pages; 1st edition, 2nd issue. Recased in modern 1/4 brown polished calf and brown cloth boards. 2nd issue, the trade printing, with Byron's name on title page but without watermark in the paper of the text block. Lacking half-title page. Contents clean and generally bright, though with a very mild and faint damp line in the lower spine corner of the title and dedication leaves and with trace rippling to the same portion of the book's pages. A well done rebinding if somewhat utitlitarian. Trace rub to cloth at corner tips. Davison imprint between double rules on the verso of the final printed page. Randolph 25-26. About VG thus
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  • Publisher: David Nutt, London
  • Format: Hardcover
Original bronzed brown pebbled cloth, gilt-lettered on the front cover. Crane A2: First Issue, Binding A of Frost's first book. Less than 350 copies of the first issue in the first binding were issued, from a total edition of 1,000. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper: "To William Stockhausen/this a first of my first/Robert Frost/and pleased to meet it/again so fresh after all/these years/Dec 26 1960." In addition on the front endpaper is the pencil ownership signature of Henry James, Jr. with a 55 East 65th St. address. According to the SOTHEBY PARKE BERNET catalog of THE WILLIAM E. STOCKHAUSEN COLLECTION, 1974, "this copy is most certainly from the library of Henry James the novelist. The owner name is in the hand of his nephew Henry James but appears to be an identification of source. The nephew inherited a large part of the novelist's library on the author's death in 1916. He never used either Jr. or Henry James II but his uncle did use the latter. Since this is evidently not his own ownership inscription it appears to be more than likely that he wrote it to identify those books which had come from his uncle's library." A copy of NORTH OF BOSTON also inscribed to Stockhausen had a similar ownership signature. This copy of A BOY'S WILL was last on the market in 1977, and a letter from the well-known bookseller to the buyer is laid in. Housed in a cloth chemise and handsome brown morocco-backed cloth slipcase. A spectacular copy with an exceptional association
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  • Publisher: The Culinary Arts Institute / Consolidated Book Publishers, Inc.
  • Format: Hardcover
Includes scarce publisher's box, with original publisher's list price of $3.75 (which is equivalent to over $50 today). Near fine book in very good jacket. Box rubbed with a few light spots, jacket edges lightly rubbed with 1 inch closed tear on front corner. 1943 Hard Cover. viii, 816, A-H, 1-64 pp. 8vo. Delightful American cookbook with a wartime theme, printed during World War II. Extensive index follows text. Appended to original text are the following sections: Wartime Cookery; How to Feed a Family of Five on $15.00 Per Week (includes a menu with a full month of recipes). Many color photos and memorable recipes. Thumb-indexed. Frontispiece portrait of Douglas MacArthur.
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Guest book for the famed Liberty Music Shop of New York, containing approximately 200 autographs and inscriptions, signed by distinguished visitors, a virtual who's who of the cultural life of 1950s New York. Written approximately 15 to a page on the first 14 pages, some with date or place or comments, concluding with a large bold signature by Marian Anderson, written diagonally across the blank page. Oblong 8vo, leatherette. New York, [1956-57]. The signers include Ernest Hemingway, Samuel Barber, Martha Graham, Anna Magnani, Hubert de Givenchy, Anthony Perkins, Fred Astaire, Hoagy Carmichael, Sarah Vaughan, Sammy Davis Jr., Bill Hayes (with an AMQS), Alan Jay Lerner (2x), Yul Brynner, Ogden Nash, Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontaine, Andres Segovia, Margaret Hamilton, Tony Bennett, Myrna Loy, Edna Ferber, Zino Francescatti, Byron Janis, Farley Grainger, Rex Harrison, Broderick Crawford, Edward G. Robinson, George Szell, Jessica Tandy, Basil Rathbone, Claudette Colbert, Hazel Scott, Raymond Massey, Michel Auclair, Alexander Smallens, Kate Smith, James Mason, Ray Bolger, Benny Goodman, Noël Coward, Joan Blondell, Arnold Stang, Constance Talmadge, Garson Kanin, Mischa Elman, Erica Morini, Connee Boswell, Mario del Monaco, Robert Helptmann, Andor Foldes, Marta Eggerth, Vincent Price, Lillian Gish, Paulette Goddard, J. William Fulbright and dozens more. The Liberty Music Shop was a fixture in the New York music scene from the 1930s through the 1950s, catering to cognoscenti and celebrities.
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  • Publisher: Boni and Liveright, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
First edition. x, [ii], 285, [1] pp. 8vo. Inscribed to His Father-in-Law, with a Letter Concerning Crucifixes. A presentation copy, inscribed on the front endpaper: "To the father-in-law that fate lets me see so little of that one would think we regarded each other as the bad 'in-laws' of the story books - which I'm sure we don't. In all affectionate remembrance, Son-in-law Eugene." The recipient is Edward Boulton, the father of O'Neill's second wife, Agnes Boulton. Together with a letter, dated November 1, 1925, in which O'Neill thanks his father-in-law for the gift of a crucifix, mentioning he is finishing a play, and suggesting a visit. It merits quoting in full: "Dear Eddie: I have been meaning to write you every evening to thank you for the crucifix, but something has always turned up to prevent me. It certainly is a beauty, the finest I have ever seen - and most tortured! Your sending me this makes me think I'll start collecting crucifixes as a hobby. I have four now arranged around the study. When am I going to see you? Aggie has to go to New York soon to have Shane's tonsils out, and will be gone for about a week, during which time I shall be by my lonesome out here - finishing up a new play. Perhaps you can come down and keep me company and Agnes says Cecil might be with her in New York, attending to her business about her novel and stories. Tell her, by the way, that she has certainly done some fine work. All best, and thanks again for the crucifix. It sure is a beautiful thing. Always, Gene." O'Neill was, of course, a lapsed Catholic who suffered greatly because of his inability to find salvation in religion. Religion featured prominently in some of his plays, including Lazarus Laughed, which he was working on at the time. This was also the time that O'Neill finally quit drinking - it is tempting to see a connection with his sobriety, the subject matter of his current work, the birth of his daughter Oona in May of 1925, and his interest in collecting crucifixes. An incredible letter, touching on O'Neill's writing, family, and religious concerns. Atkinson A15-I.i.a, binding A Publisher's tan paper-covered boards, stamped in black, orange cloth spine, stamped in black, front board tender, else near fine. In custom green morocco-backed slipcase and chemise
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  • Publisher: Paris: Printed for the Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland,
Paris: Printed for the Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland,, 1843. 3 volumes, tall octavo. Original green cloth, paper-spine labels, edges untrimmed. From the library of British Arabist and colonial agent Col. S. B. Miles (1838-1914), with printed bookplates noting his widow's bequest of the collection to Bath Public Library in 1920, manuscript shelf-marks to spines and front-pastedowns, and blind-stamps to the text as usual. Spine-labels largely missing, vol. 1 spine chipped at foot, vols. 2 and 3 slightly nicked, skilful restoration to joints, sides lightly rubbed, tips bumped, endpapers browned, occasional light spotting, vol. 2 sigs. 21-2 foxed more heavily, occasional pale-tide marks to margins of vols. 2 and 3, only touching the text in vol. 3 contents. A good copy. First complete edition in English of this "important [Persian] text of the Azar Kayvani pseudo-Zorostrian sect. It was written anonymously between the years 1645 and 1658 and contains important information particularly about the prevalent religions of India in the 17th century" (Encyclopaedia Iranica). The author, erroneously identified by Sir William Jones as one Muhsin Fani, appears to to have composed most of the text during the reign of Shah Jahan, travelling to various parts of India to study different religious creeds; his attempt to keep his identity secret probably reflects the orthodox religious climate subsequently promulgated by Awrangzeb (r. 1658-1707). Each chapter is devoted to the beliefs of a different group, including Parsis, Hindus, Tibetans, Jews, Christians, Muslims, and (treated separately) Sufis, as well as smaller communities. The Persian text was printed in Calcutta in 1809; a partial translation by Francis Gladwin had previously appeared in the New Asiatic Miscellany (1789). This edition is scarce, with seven copies listed at auction since 1933.
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  • Publisher: New York: Random House.
  • Format: Hardcover
First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's black cloth with titles in gilt and blue to the upper board and spine, in the first issue and proof state dustwrappers. A beautiful fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with two original dustwrappers. The standard first issue dustwrapper is in exceptionally fine and unworn condition having been protected by the oversized proof state wrapper which is now a little rubbed and nicked to the extremities. A stunning copy, rare in signed state. Signed by the author in blue ink on the title page. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and the basis for the 1949 Clarence Brown directed film. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.
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  • Publisher: The Viking Press, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
First Edition, First Printing, published March 1949. A fabulous copy SIGNED by Arthur Miller. A stunning dustjacket that is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket has the $2.50 printed price present on the front flap with a picture of the author on the back flap. The book appears UNREAD. The boards are crisp and the pages are exceptionally clean. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful clean copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. Includes a custom leather clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation.
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  • Publisher: Random House
New York: Random House, 1955. Cloth. Binding a trace dust marked, otherwise very good or better in modestly edgeworn dust jacket. First edition. Inscribed on the front free endsheet by the author within days of publication: "To .... with love Red [/] Fairfield September 8, 1955." The book was published 22 August. Clark Gable, Yvonne de Carlo and Sidney Poitier starred in the 1957 Raoul Walsh film adaptation. Uncommon with a publication-vintage presentation.
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1985. Original edition. Very good +. Sextodecimo [16 cm] Ten loose pages [8 1/2" x 6 1/2"] with a single fold, housed in black and white printed wrappers, with a matching dust wrapper. With light wear to the wrappers and dust jacket. Gary Panter, creator of the punk/hillbilly character, Jimbo, has won multiple awards, including three Emmy Awards for his production design on Pee-wee's Playhouse.
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  • Publisher: New York: The Viking Press,
New York: The Viking Press,, 1957. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and front board in white. With the dust jacket. Housed in a quarter red morocco box. Spine a little rolled but an excellent copy in the slightly creased and lightly frayed dust jacket. First edition, first printing, presentation copy to Pieter W. Fosburgh and his wife Liza, inscribed by the author in red crayon, "To Peter [sic] and Liza Fosburgh, Writing in red crayon in memory of the Red House, Jack Kérouac [sic] (Idiot) (St. Jack of the Germs)" [the last five words in pencil]. This is a fascinating and thoroughly characterful presentation. The remembered "Red House" is likely to be to the large redbrick St Louis elementary School in the Centralville section of Lowell, Massachusetts, which Kerouac attended from April 1929 through to the fourth grade. Pieter Whitney Fosburgh (1915-1978), author of the proto-conservationist book, The Natural Thing: the Land and its Citizens (New York: Macmillan, 1959), was editor of New York State's Department of Conservation magazine. As his middle name indicates he was descended through his mother from the socially prominent Whitney family of Massachusetts, and seems likely to have also attended the "Red House" elementary. His brothers James and Hugh were also naturalists, art critics, writers, and artists, and his wife Liza wrote children's books.
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  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1987. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Inscribed first edition, with number line from 1-10 on copyright page. Book and dust jacket near fine; book has some spots at top edge of pages; dust jacket has minor creasing at top of spine.
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  • Publisher: Harper & Brothers
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First Edition. Hardcover. Discoloration to the endpapers from the glue used in binding, contents very clean; covers tight and firm. Near Fine. Half brown morocco leather with matching corners, marbled boards, and two gilt-lettered burgundy morocco spine labels; 864 pages. Illustrated with engravings. The first publication of any part of MOBY DICK. The eight-page excerpt is noted as being "From 'THE WHALE." The title of a new work by Mr. Melville, in the press of Harper and Brothers, and now publishing in London by Mr. Bentley."
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  • Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Slight wear at spine tips. Near Fine in a Very Good, price-clipped dustwrapper with some rubbing and edgewear. Early but not first printing of this autobiography of perhaps the most influential jazz singer of all time, illustrated with photographic endpapers and containing a chronological discography at the end. Co-authored by William Duffy, this book was made into a film starring Diana Ross as Holiday. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author/singer vertically on the front blank filling the page: "For Pearl/Stay Happy always/Billie Holiday." A very scarce signature, especially in a book.
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