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 AESOP, ET AL., Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others.
AESOP, ET AL.
Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others.
London, Bickers and Son, [1871]. Full leather. Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others. In Three Parts. I. Fables Extracted from Dodsley's. II. Fables with Reflections in Prose and Verse. III. Fables in Verse. To Which are Prefixed The Life of Aesop, and an Essay upon Fable by Oliver Goldsmith. Faithfully Reprinted from the Newcastle Edition Published by T. Saint in 1784. With the Original Wood Engravings by Thomas Bewick, and an Illustrated Preface by Edwin Pearson. 12mo (7 1/4 in. tall); xl 312 pp. Full green morocco with elaborately gilt bordered panels with gilt turn-ins plus spine with gilt decorated compartments and raised bands. All edges gilt. Frontispiece, preface illustrations, vignette per fable and tailpieces are wood engravings from the original blocks by Thomas Bewick. Opens with Preface to 1871 Edition. Closes with Index. Marbled endpapers. Appears unread. Protected in clear wrapper. Spine shoulders rubbed, half-title gutter foxed, preliminaries and rear pages with trivial foxing. Regarded the father of modern wood engraving, Thomas Bewick brought new expressive possibilities to the declining art. Ancient Greek storyteller Aesop (circa 620-560 BCE) is thought to have created Western civilizations first morality tales. Near Fine with no dust jacket.
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Book number: 749
USD 173.00 [Appr.: EURO 148.5 | £UK 133.25 | JP 19231]
Catalogue: Fine Bindings
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 ANONYMOUS, History of the Bible
ANONYMOUS
History of the Bible
Buffalo, NY, Phinney, 1857. Hardcover. Miniature. 64 mo. 2 1/8 in (5.4 cm / 54 mm) tall; x [2] 13-192 p. complete. Light brown cloth with gilt-stamped spine and blind-stamped boards. All edges trimmed. Frontispiece plus 23 black and white portraits and scenes with captions. Tight, clean and square binding. Some small stains, corner lacking, graceful 1861 inscription. Sturdy, well-preserved and illustrated miniature. Adomeit A116. Very good in no dust jacket if issued .
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Book number: 810
USD 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 81.5 | £UK 73.25 | JP 10560]
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 BELLOW, SAUL, Herzog
BELLOW, SAUL
Herzog
New York, Viking, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo (8 1/2 in.tall); 341 p. Stamped blue cloth. Blue topstain. Appears unread. Unclipped dust jacket in Brodart archival protector. First publication in 1964 stated on copyright page. First printing with no additional printings noted. First issue with first letter of each chapter not solidly printed. Jacket $5.75; "Jacket design by Mel Williamson" on flap. An autobiographical novel, Herzog won the National Book Award for Fiction and the Prix International. Saul Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. Jacket extremities with light color loss; flap edges with touch of sunning. Parker and Kermode p. 678-9. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 705
USD 232.00 [Appr.: EURO 199 | £UK 178.75 | JP 25789]
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 BENES, BARTON LIDICE (ARTIST, AUTHOR), EMILY HAHN (FOREWORD), The Dog Bite a Dream Narrative with Twenty Linoleum Blocks
BENES, BARTON LIDICE (ARTIST, AUTHOR), EMILY HAHN (FOREWORD)
The Dog Bite a Dream Narrative with Twenty Linoleum Blocks
New York, Plain Wrapper, 1970. First Edition. Loose Pages. N.d. 1970. Folio (14 in. tall). Signed and limited #39/150. Artist portfolio, with 21 loose gatherings housed in a cardboard box covered in a delicate black paper skin. 19 linocuts printed on double leaves, each linocut signed by the artist in pencil. Heavy stock, cream, textured pages. Appears unread. Box cover with light chipping to edges and minor stress wrinkles. The Westbeth studio, where Benes lived for more than 40 years, has been reassembled at the North Dakota Museum of Art as a permanent installation. Near Fine. No jacket as issued Signed by Artist(s), Author(s).
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Book number: 688
USD 496.00 [Appr.: EURO 425.5 | £UK 381.75 | JP 55135]
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 BORGES, JORGE LUIS; ANTHONY KERRIGAN (EDITOR, INTRODUCTION), Ficciones
BORGES, JORGE LUIS; ANTHONY KERRIGAN (EDITOR, INTRODUCTION)
Ficciones
New York, Grove Press, 1962. First American Edition. Hardcover. N.d. 1962. 8vo (8 1/4 in. tall); 174 pp. First printing stated. Top edge tan. Unclipped 1st issue dust jacket, with no "ia" on rear panel, in Brodart archival protector. Spine ends lightly worn. Jacket with light wear, two 1/2 in. closed tears with one creased, flap edges sunned. Borges' most popular and best introduction to his work. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 625
USD 237.00 [Appr.: EURO 203.25 | £UK 182.5 | JP 26345]
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 BULFINCH, THOMAS (EDITOR), Poetry of the Age of Fable Collected by Thomas Bulfinch
BULFINCH, THOMAS (EDITOR)
Poetry of the Age of Fable Collected by Thomas Bulfinch
Boston, J. E. Tilton, 1863. 1/2 Leather. 16mo (6 1/2 in. tall); ix 251 [4 ads]. Finely bound in tan half morocco over marbled paper covered boards, plus gilt titled and double-bordered compartments on brown morocco spine. Top edge gilt; fore-edge untrimmed. Tissued frontispiece, two decorated pages and six in-text illustrations. Marbled endpapers. Ribbon marker. Opens with Preface and Index. Closes with List of Authors. Appears unread. Extremities lightly worn, illustrated bookplate, rear fly-leaf stamped 117. Poems are dedicated to The Legends of Classical Mythology, including Cupid, Icarus, Pandora, Prometheus, Styx and others. Poetry by Keats, Machiavelli, Milton, Shakespeare, Virgil and others. American writer Thomas Bulfinch is best known for his collections of mythology and fables. Very good+ in no dust jacket.
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Book number: 756
USD 94.00 [Appr.: EURO 80.75 | £UK 72.5 | JP 10449]
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 CARROLL, LEWIS; PETER NEWELL (ILLUSTRATOR), The Hunting of the Snark and Other Poems and Verses
CARROLL, LEWIS; PETER NEWELL (ILLUSTRATOR)
The Hunting of the Snark and Other Poems and Verses
New York and London, Harper & Brothers, 1903. First Thus. Hardcover. First edition illustrated by Peter Newell. First printing stated. 8vo (9 in. tall); xiii 248 pp. Cream vellum-like paper covered boards with gilt lettering and decoration and spine with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt; others untrimmed. Color frontispiece with tissue guard plus 39 full-page toned black and white glossy plates by Peter Newell. All text pages with pictorially decorated borders in pale green by Robert Murray Wright. Spine sunned with ends rubbed, covers soiled with gilt decoration abraded, two leaves with faint stain, margin with 1 in. closed tear, 1903 initials and matching name, untrimmed edges toned. Includes poems and verses from Carroll's classics, such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Very good with no dust jacket.
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Book number: 752
USD 129.00 [Appr.: EURO 110.75 | £UK 99.5 | JP 14340]
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 CARROLL, LEWIS; HENRY HOLIDAY (ILLUSTRATOR), The Hunting of the Snark an Agony in Eight Fits.
CARROLL, LEWIS; HENRY HOLIDAY (ILLUSTRATOR)
The Hunting of the Snark an Agony in Eight Fits.
London, Macmillan, 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo (7 1/4 in. tall); xi 83 pp. [1 ad]. Publisher's buff cloth with pictorial front and rear covers with lettered spine. All edges gilt. Cover art, frontispiece and eight plates in black and white by artist Henry Holiday. Black endpapers. Head with 1/8 in. loss, tail creased. Front endpaper with bookseller's blind stamp, frontis and title page toned by lightly chipped tissue, graceful name, few minor marks, few signatures strained. Poem considered an allegory for the search for happiness. NCBEL 978. Osborne p. 60. Very Good+. No jacket .
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Book number: 718
USD 878.00 [Appr.: EURO 753 | £UK 675.75 | JP 97599]
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 CARTER, MATTHEW, RICHARD GAYWOOD (ENGRAVER), Honor Redivivus or an Analysis of Honor and Armory
CARTER, MATTHEW, RICHARD GAYWOOD (ENGRAVER)
Honor Redivivus or an Analysis of Honor and Armory
London, Henry Herringman, 1660. Leather bound. 16mo (6 1/4 in. tall); [x], 251 pp. "to be sould by Henry Herringman at the Ancker on the lowest side of the New-Exchange." 48 engraved title, frontispiece, portraits and armorial woodcuts in text by Richard Gaywood. Leather joint end cracks. Minor page tip lacking; light early marginalia; early name. Author Matthew Carter was a key figure in the Restoration of the English monarchy in 1660. Honor Redivivus (misspelled Rediviuus) became the most influential English heraldic reference of its time. There are sections on honor, titles of rank and nobility, the Knights of Europe (including the Knights of the Round Table, the Knights Templar, and the Crusader Knights of St. John), coats of arms and heraldic badges, and inns of court. DNB; ESTC R209970. Very Good+ .
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Book number: 698
USD 877.00 [Appr.: EURO 752 | £UK 675 | JP 97488]
Catalogue: Heraldry
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 CAVE, HENRY WILLIAM, Golden Tips. A Description of Ceylon and Its Great Tea Industry.
CAVE, HENRY WILLIAM
Golden Tips. A Description of Ceylon and Its Great Tea Industry.
London, et al. Cassell & Company, 1904. Third Edition. Hardcover. 8vo (8 1/2 in. tall); xiv 476 [1 ad]. Cream cloth with gilt-stamped pattern of tea leaves over covers with beveled edges, plus gilt-stamped pattern of tea leaves over spine with gilt lettering. All edges gilt. 235 illustrations include a tissued portrait plus black and white photographs by the author. Forest green endpapers. Glossy heavy-stock pages. Exterior with trace soiling, inscription to half-title, two folds carelessly opened with tears, small address label plus barely perceptible place and date. Sought after photographer, Henry W. Cave describes the the landscape and people of Ceylon with regard to its tea industry. Near Fine in no dust jacket.
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Book number: 757
USD 94.00 [Appr.: EURO 80.75 | £UK 72.5 | JP 10449]
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THOREAU, HENRY DAVID; [SOPHIA THOREAU, WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING AND RALPH WALDO EMERSON (EDITORS)]
A Yankee in Canada, with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers.
Boston, Ticknor and Fields, 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Three variant bindings. Duodecimo. 7 in (18 cm) tall; 286 p. Green publisher's cloth with gilt stamped lettering and decoration to spine, and blindstamped decorative borders and centered wreath to sides. Top edge stained green. Tight, clean and square binding. Intact spine. Square corners. Pages bright; no foxing. Brown-coated endpapers. Clean edges. Clear, protective cover. Spine with light spot. Front pastedown with two library rule plates of the period, front hinge with top inch tear, margins with intermittent smudges, few corner folds. First book appearance of "Civil Disobedience," which motivated Mohandas Gandhi to overthrow the British government, Martin Luther King, Jr. to lead the civil rights movement, conservationists to pioneer the environmental movement and many others. Henry David Thoreau believed that when faced with an unjust government, it is a citizen's duty to break the law, to stop paying taxes, to go to jail, and to start a revolution if necessary. A lifelong abolitionist, Thoreau and his family participated in the Underground Railroad. After leaving Walden, Thoreau gave a lecture against slavery and against American imperialism in the Mexican-American War. This lecture would become the essay, "Civil Disobedience," emphasizing an individual's right to be true to their conscience. BAL 20117. Very good in no dust jacket if issued.
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Book number: 814
USD 1075.00 [Appr.: EURO 921.75 | £UK 827.25 | JP 119497]
Catalogue: Americana
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 CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS; NUNNESIUS, PETRUS JOANNES (COMPILER), Epitheta M.T. Ciceronis Collecta a P. Ioanne Nunnesio Valentino Cum Privilegio
CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS; NUNNESIUS, PETRUS JOANNES (COMPILER)
Epitheta M.T. Ciceronis Collecta a P. Ioanne Nunnesio Valentino Cum Privilegio
Venice, Aldus Manutius, Paulli F. Aldi N. [Aldo Manuzio the younger (Paolo's son) / Aldine Press], 1570. Vellum. 24mo (5 1/2 in. tall); [16], 627, [5] pp. Vellum over paste boards. Flat spine, with three sewing bands, head lettered Epitheta M. T. Ciceronis Ald. 1570. Buff thread head and tail bands, over twisted gut, drawn and cut out into covers at hinges. Blue stained edges. White laid endpapers. Woodcut Aldine device on title page. Decorated initial on first page. Printed in italics. Covers slightly chipped, spine with light insect damage. Faint name, dissipating inner corner dampstain, small penciled number, page corner lacking. A classic work in Latin compiled by the Spanish Renaissance humanist Juan Pedro Nunez (Nunnesius). A compact edition devoted to epithets in Cicero's writings with reference to their location, interspersed with Greek quotations. Very Good+.
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Book number: 677
USD 2161.00 [Appr.: EURO 1853 | £UK 1663 | JP 240217]
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 DEFOE, DANIEL, The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, with a Biographical Account of Defoe, Illustrated with Twelve Characteristic Engravings
DEFOE, DANIEL
The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, with a Biographical Account of Defoe, Illustrated with Twelve Characteristic Engravings
Auburn and Buffalo, NY, John E. Beardsley, c.1850. Hardcover. N.d. New Edition. 8vo (7 7/8 in. tall); xx, 21-612 pp. [4 ads]. Gray cloth with decorative spine and blind stamped boards. Frontispiece plus eleven black and white engraved plates. Spine faded and worn. Graceful name, moderately foxed throughout, some corner creases, ad with tape. Historical fiction by Daniel Defoe, including his biography. Robinson Crusoe is often credited as marking the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre. Good+. No jacket .
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Book number: 722
USD 216.00 [Appr.: EURO 185.25 | £UK 166.25 | JP 24011]
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 DELANY, SAMUEL R., The Einstein Intersection
DELANY, SAMUEL R.
The Einstein Intersection
London, Victor Gollancz, 1968. First Hardcover Edition. Hardcover. 12mo (moderate 7 1/2 in. tall); 159 pp. Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. First UK edition contains one more chapter than US Ace edition of previous year. Signed by author Samuel R. Delany, Chip Delany to his friends, "Best to thee, / and more besides, / Chip Delany / N.Y.C. / '68." Tight binding. Pages pristine and unmarred, aside from small faint name, with no bookplate, annotations, foxing, marks, tears or folds; no loose pages. Appears unread. Unclipped dust jacket in Brodart archival protector. Spine lettering a bit faded; jacket spine and edges sunned. The Einstein Intersection, a science fiction novel, was a Nebula winner in 1967 and Hugo nominated in 1968. Very good+/very good, Inscribed by Author(s).
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Book number: 762
USD 294.00 [Appr.: EURO 252.25 | £UK 226.25 | JP 32681]
Catalogue: Science Fiction
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 EBERS, GEORG; MARY J. SAFFORD (TRANSLATOR), Cleopatra a Romance
EBERS, GEORG; MARY J. SAFFORD (TRANSLATOR)
Cleopatra a Romance
New York, Appleton, 1894. Hardcover. 2 volume set. 16mo (6 1/2 in. tall); viii 302 [8 ads]; 296 [4 ads]. Olive cloth with gilt lettered and decorated spine and gilt lettered cover decoratively bordered in black. Endpapers colored light brown. Spine ends creased, corners barely rubbed, few faint spots, 1/4 in. tear, same graceful name to each. Egyptologist Georg Ebers discovered the Ebers Papyrus, one of the two oldest medical manuscripts. Ebers sought to popularize Egyptian history by writing historical novels, and was highly successful. Very good+ in no dust jacket .
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Book number: 742
USD 98.00 [Appr.: EURO 84.25 | £UK 75.5 | JP 10894]
Catalogue: Women
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 ELIOT, T.S., Animula
ELIOT, T.S.
Animula
London, Faber & Faber, 1929. First Edition. Soft cover. Issued as Ariel Poem #23. 3000 copies printed. N.d. 12mo (7 1/4 in. tall); 3 pp. As often, this issue preceded the limited printing by almost three weeks. Two wood engravings by Gertrude Hermes, including pictorial wrapper. Appears unread. Wrapper with faintest dustiness. This copy has been specially signed by Eliot under his printed name at the conclusion of the poem. Uncommon thus. Gallup A14a. Near Fine Signed by Author(s).
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Book number: 716
USD 721.00 [Appr.: EURO 618.25 | £UK 555 | JP 80147]
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 UNITED CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND IRELAND, The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church... Together with... Proper Lessons to Be Read at Morning and Evening Prayer on the Sundays and Other Holy-Days Throughout the Year.
UNITED CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND IRELAND
The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church... Together with... Proper Lessons to Be Read at Morning and Evening Prayer on the Sundays and Other Holy-Days Throughout the Year.
London, Oxford University P. 1853 and 1852. Leather bound. Two volumes. 24mo (5 1/2 in. tall); unpaginated. Finely bound in full dark brown morocco with gilt design and lettering, all edges gilt, signed by Hayday. Common Prayer lacking ribbon marker, Proper Lessons with front cover scuff and fore-edge lightly marred creating short tears, each volume with light wear and 19th c. inscription. Full dark brown morocco case, somewhat rough where lid was removed, still presentable. Common Prayer and Proper Lessons well protected in matching leather case. Very Good+ in Fair case.
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Book number: 734
USD 155.00 [Appr.: EURO 133 | £UK 119.5 | JP 17230]
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 FAIRLY, JOHN, An Humble Attempt in Defence of Reformation Principles; Particularly on the Head of the CIVIL Magistrate. Wherein the Gross Falsehoods, Calumnies, and Imposed Senses, Palmed, by Mr. John Goodlet, Upon the Testimony Emitted by the Reformed Presbytery, Are Exposed and Confuted; and Said Testimony Vindicated. As Also, the Seceding Scheme of Political Principles Most Fully Detected;--and Discovered to Be Inconsistent with the Law of Nature, Light of Divine Revelation, and Covenanted Testimony of the Church of Scotland.
FAIRLY, JOHN
An Humble Attempt in Defence of Reformation Principles; Particularly on the Head of the CIVIL Magistrate. Wherein the Gross Falsehoods, Calumnies, and Imposed Senses, Palmed, by Mr. John Goodlet, Upon the Testimony Emitted by the Reformed Presbytery, Are Exposed and Confuted; and Said Testimony Vindicated. As Also, the Seceding Scheme of Political Principles Most Fully Detected;--and Discovered to Be Inconsistent with the Law of Nature, Light of Divine Revelation, and Covenanted Testimony of the Church of Scotland.
Edinburgh, Printed by David Paterson, 1770. Full calf. 12mo. 7 1/8 in (18 cm) tall; iv 284 p. Full calf with gilt letters in black compartment and gilt rules on spine; speckled calf boards. Edges tinted pale yellow. Exterior rubbed. Top inch of title page repaired but lacking text, few consecutive pages stained but legible, small bookplate, pages evenly toned. Rev. John Fairley (1729-1806) is most noted for this controversial work defending the Reformed Presbyterian position on civil magistracy against the detractions of the Seceders. Highly reproduced book. Three to seven originals in British Isles and one in North America noted by ESTC T201002. Covenanters, Covenants online. Very good+ .
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Book number: 796
USD 484.00 [Appr.: EURO 415 | £UK 372.5 | JP 53802]
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 FAULKNER, WILLIAM, Light in August
FAULKNER, WILLIAM
Light in August
New York, Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo (8 1/4 in. tall); 480 pp. Deckle fore-edge. Title page illustrated by Rockwell Kent. First printing stated. First issue with tan cloth stamped orange on front cover, blue with orange star on spine, top edge stained pale orange, and "Jefferson" on p. 340 line 1. Head with gap, spine faintly sunned. Small stain fades over seven leaves, handful short closed tears, fore-edge misfold fades pp. 435-476. Faulkner's more balanced contrast of the positive and negative forces of life. Hart 272. Very Good+. No jacket .
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Book number: 610
USD 347.00 [Appr.: EURO 297.75 | £UK 267.25 | JP 38573]
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 O'FLAHERTY, LIAM, The Fairy Goose and Two Other Stories
O'FLAHERTY, LIAM
The Fairy Goose and Two Other Stories
New York and London, Crosby Gaige / Faber & Gwyer, 1927. Limited Edition. Hardcover. #969/1190. 16mo (6 1/4" tall); 58 pp. Signed by author under half-title. Delicate quarter linen and patterned paper binding with paper label to spine. Fore and lower deckle edges. Three short stories. Spine edge and corners worn, lower fore-edge corners worn. Pages lightly soiled. Liam O'Flaherty was a significant Irish writer, along with William Butler Yeats and others, in the Irish literary renaissance of the late 19th and early 20th century. Very Good. No Jacket Signed by Author(s).
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Book number: 642
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 25.75 | £UK 23.25 | JP 3335]
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 FLAMMENBERG, LAWRENCE (PSEUDONYM FOR CARL FRIEDRICH KAHLERT); PETER TEUTHOLD (TRANSLATOR), The Necromancer: Or the Tale of the Black Forest Founded on Facts
FLAMMENBERG, LAWRENCE (PSEUDONYM FOR CARL FRIEDRICH KAHLERT); PETER TEUTHOLD (TRANSLATOR)
The Necromancer: Or the Tale of the Black Forest Founded on Facts
London, Robert Holden, 1927. First Thus. Hardcover. 8vo (moderate 8 in. tall); 232 pp. Yellow pictorial paper over boards and spine. Yellow binding represents the highly commercial Victorian yellowback, which marketed entertaining reading such as sensational fiction. Binding illustration by Paul Rotha. Edges untrimmed. First in this format since Peter Teuthold's translation of 1794. New introduction by Montague Summers. Clear protective cover. Tight and square binding. Pages largely clean and unmarred with no bookplate, writing, marks, tears or folds; no loose pages. Appears unread; twenty-two folds uncut. Spine ends worn; covers lightly edgeworn; front and rear pages and fore-edge lightly foxed. Well-preserved first thus of a lurid and mysterious example of Gothic horror. One of seven "horrid" novels mentioned in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, parody of the popular Gothic novel. Very good .
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Book number: 765
USD 221.00 [Appr.: EURO 189.5 | £UK 170.25 | JP 24566]
Catalogue: Horror
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 FRANK, ANNE; B. M. MOOYAART-DOUBLEDAY (TRANSLATOR); ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (INTRODUCTION), Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
FRANK, ANNE; B. M. MOOYAART-DOUBLEDAY (TRANSLATOR); ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (INTRODUCTION)
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1952. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. First English language edition translated from the original Dutch. 7 1/2 in (18.5 cm) tall; 285 p. 1952 stated. First edition stated on copyright page and $3.00 on jacket flap. Top edge red. Publisher's black cloth with silver lettering to spine. Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. Tight, clean binding. Clean text pages. Appears unread. Pictorial endpapers. Clean page block sides. Clean, unclipped dust jacket in clear protector. Lower rear board with shallow dent, front pastedown with neat last name under jacket flap, verso of front free endpaper with neat name dated 1952, margin with closed tear, pages slightly toned. Jacket spine somewhat pale though entirely legible, head with shallow chipping, lower rear panel with short closed tear. Anneliese Frank's diary documents her life in hiding during the Nazi occupation of Holland beginning in 1942. A well-preserved copy of a compelling book. Near fine/very good+.
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Book number: 800
USD 2274.00 [Appr.: EURO 1949.75 | £UK 1750 | JP 252778]
Catalogue: Women
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 FROST, ROBERT, A Way out a One Act Play
FROST, ROBERT
A Way out a One Act Play
New York, Harbor Press, 1929. First Separate Edition. Hardcover. Limited #226/485. Signed by Frost at the end of his prefatory note. Appeared as part of an anthology in 1927. 8vo (8 in. tall); 17 pp. Gilt titling to spine and gilt decoration to covers on black quarter cloth with salmon paper sides. Appears unread. Scarce glassine wrapper in clear archival protector. Book with touch of shelf wear. Wrapper with faint trace of scratches and chipping. Considered Robert Frost's best play, A Way Out is "as complex as the best of his dramatic poems." Fagan p. 352. Near Fine/Near Fine, Signed by Author(s).
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Book number: 717
USD 380.00 [Appr.: EURO 326 | £UK 292.5 | JP 42241]
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 LE GALLIENNE, RICHARD, Painted Shadows
LE GALLIENNE, RICHARD
Painted Shadows
Boston, Little, Brown, 1904. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Precedes English edition by four years. 12mo (7 1/2 in. tall); 339 [4 ads]. Monogrammed binding designed by Lee Thayer of Decorative Designers. Publisher's gray cloth with gilt lettered pictorial cover plus gilt lettered and decorated spine. Top edge gilt. Signed presentation copy. Warmly inscribed, "To Charles Battell Loomis: / These shadows in exchange for the / beautiful reality of his laughter; / with the admiration of Richard Le Gallienne. / New York: April, 1905." Distinguished English author and poet, Richard Le Gallienne presented this book to American author, Charles Battell Loomis, whose books were well appreciated for their humor. Extremities rubbed, front shoulder with minor insect damage, lower rear cover bumped affecting text block, intermittent trace foxing, short closed tear. Noted critic, lecturer and author, Le Gallienne was a regular contributor to The Yellow Book. Very good in no dust jacket. Inscribed by Author(s).
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 GANDHI, MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND (MAHATMA); MAHADEV DESAI (TRANSLATOR), Gandhi's Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth
GANDHI, MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND (MAHATMA); MAHADEV DESAI (TRANSLATOR)
Gandhi's Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth
Washington, D.C. Public Affairs, 1948. Hardcover. 8 1/2 in (21.5 cm) tall; xi, 640 p. English edition originally published in separate volumes in 1927 and 1929. Includes index. Pages clean and unmarred. Appears unread. Illustrated endpapers. Spine lightly sunned and slightly rolled. M. K. Gandhi (1869-1948) famously employed nonviolent civil disobedience to attain India's self-rule in 1947. Describing his early childhood through 1921, Gandhi relates his experiments with truth and morality rather than politics. Near fine in no dust jacket.
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