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Literature
Both England and America, but not they alone, saw a great flourishing of literature through the 19th century. The novel matured from its epistolary structure and, as seen for example in Charles Dickens, from the picaresque (as in Pickwick Papers) to the fully plotted dramatic writing (Bleak House and Our Mutual Friend). Expository writing, poetry, the drama and other genres underwent development. American literature also flourished and matured impressively. Here we present a selection of our holdings in English and American literature of the 19th century. The history of the book as a physical object and of the publishing industry are also highlighted by works of this century.

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6187
Alcott, Louisa May Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo’s Boys. Boston Roberts Brothers 1871 Frontispiece illustration of Jo's boys. Woodcut illustrations. First American Edition 376 pp. + 4pp. publisher's ads at front. Small 8vo. Brick red publisher’s cloth with gilt titling in gilt device on spine and front cover. Chocolate coated end papers. BAL 167; Gulliver 35. M. Johnson IV p.13. First Edition, First State of one of Alcott's major work. Note Signature Mark “1”.Inscribed: “ To Addie, / From Sis / Christmas 1871”. Wear at ends and edges of spine and at corners. Slightly cocked. Toning and rare spot of foxing. Hinges cracked, espcially at rear. Good +.
Price: $175.00

7128
Shakespeare, William.- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.Edited by William Aldis Wright. Garden City. Garden City Books 1936 lllustrated by Rockwell Kent. The Cambridge Edition Text 1527 pp. 4to. Greyish-tan cloth spine titled and decorated in gilt. Red cloth covered boards. Illustrated D.J. The 1936 reprint of the Cambridge Edition of Shakespeare with the Temple Notes, illustrated by Rockwell Kent. A few creases on D.J. with somewhat worn edges. Text Very Good to Near Fine.
Price: $45.00

6187
Alcott, Louisa May Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo’s Boys. Boston Roberts Brothers 1871 Frontispiece illustration of Jo's boys. Woodcut illustrations. First American Edition 376 pp. + 4pp. publisher's ads at front. Small 8vo. Brick red publisher’s cloth with gilt titling in gilt device on spine and front cover. Chocolate coated end papers. BAL 167; Gulliver 35. M. Johnson IV p.13. First Edition, First State of one of Alcott's major work. Note Signature Mark “1”.Inscribed: “ To Addie, / From Sis / Christmas 1871”. Wear at ends and edges of spine and at corners. Slightly cocked. Toning and rare spot of foxing. Hinges cracked, espcially at rear. Good +.
Price: $175.00

11566
Moore, Clement C. ad Arthur Rackham.- The Night before Christmas. Philadelphia, PA. J. B. Lippincott Co. N.D. [1931] Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. First Edition. 37 pp. (numbered on 35 pp.) 8vo. Green publisher’s cloth with illustrated full-length title panel on cover, lettered in gren . Illustrated D.J. Title in red and black. Red illustrated end papers. Latimore & Haskell, p.66.` First American Edition of the Arthur Rackham edition of Clement Moore’s classic poem. No date, as called for, but likely 1951. Rackham (1867–1939) was a prolific illustrator, noted especially for his children’s books. the authorship of the poem has been controversial, but the weight of evidence supports Rev. Clement C. Moore (1779––1863) as the author, as originally attriibuted..Bookseller’s tag, Chas. E. Lauriat Co., Boston, laid down on front free end paper. D.J. has ads for L. B. Borie’s “More Poems for Peter, publ. 1931. Lower edge of Dust Jacket moused, with two short closed tears. Small abrasion on lower edge of rear cover. Else, Book Very Good and D.J. Good+.
Price: $190.00

7108
Savage, Richard, Son of the late Earl Rivers. [Facsimile] The Bastard. A Poem, Inscribed with All Due Reverence to Mrs. Bret, Once Countess of Macclesfield. By Richard Savage, Son of the Late Earl Rivers. London T. Worrall. [Facsimile by The Scolar Press Ltd., Yorks., UK, 1971]. 1728. Facsimile Edition of First Edition. 6pp. + preface 2 pp.+ title + half title. Fo. Blue printed stiff paper wraps. Refs: Encyclopedia Brittanica, 11th Ed. Wikipedia Facsimile in original size of British Museum Copy of the First Edition. Original publication by T. Worrall, London, 1728. An attack by Savage on his mother, who did not acknowledge him despite his desperate entreaties. Richard Savage (1697–1743) was an English poet, the subject of Samuel Johnson’s 1744 Life of Savage, part of Johnson’s Lives of the English Poets. Savage’s parentage is still obscure despite support for this legend by Johnson. His mother, divorced wife of Lord Macclesfield, married Henry Brett, but had 2 children by Richard Savage, Earl Rivers. The second son was christened Richard Smith and placed with a foster mother at Covent Garden. Savage claimed to be this son, attacked his alleged mother for neglect, attempts to deprive him of an inherited sum from his putative father and for trying to have him sent to the West Indies. Such claims, with discrepant details, led Boswell to suspicion of Savage’s veracity. Other authors did not doubt his story, nor, apparently did Johnson. Savage blackmailed Mrs. Brett and extracted from the family a pension of £200/per yr. While somewhat successful as a poet, Savage had difficult relationships with friends and other poets. In 1727, he was arrested for murder of a friend in a drunken dispute; he was saved from the death penalty through the influence of another friend. Known for his satirical poems and reports of scandals about other authors, he fed information on these to Alexander Pope, who used them in his The Dunciad. Pope remained loyal to Savage and helped him through poverty; with Savage facing debtor’s prison, Pope and others sent him west to escape, but Savage resented their help and was sent to Debtor’s Prison. Pope ultimately broke off the friendship in 1743 and Savage died in prison in the same year. Slight toning of edges of cover. Else, Very Good.
Price: $110.00

9428
Lewis, Sam. M., Young, Joe, and Hess, Cliff.- Huckleberry Finn. New York. Waterson, Berlin and Snyder Co. 1917. Cover illustration by Barbelle. First Edition. 3 pp. Fo. Illustrated Covers. A Tin Pan Alley song celebrating Huck Finn. Verso of rear cover has a sampler of Irving Berlin's "Mr. Jazz Himself", just published. Very Good +.
Price: $110.00

11479
Cooper, J. Fenimore.- The Pioneers; or, The Sources of the Susquehanna. A Descriptive Tale. New York. Hurst & Co. 1889. Arlington Edition. 508 pp. 12mo. Reddish brown publisher’s cloth, decorated and titled in Black on spine and front cover A Leatherstocking Tale, the first of five, published in 1823. It closely matches Cooper’s own 18th Century experiences growing up at the American frontier. Several pages detatched and chipped. Paper much toned. A typical product of the period, reflecting the disappearance of rag paper. Poor.
Price: $8.00

7128
Shakespeare, William.- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.Edited by William Aldis Wright.

Garden City. Garden City Books 1936 llustrated by Rockwell Kent. The Cambridge Edition Text 1527 pp. 4to. Greyish-tan cloth spine titled and decorated in gilt. Red cloth covered boards. Illustrated D.J. The 1936 reprint of the Cambridge Edition of Shakespeare with the Temple Notes, illustrated by Rockwell Kent. A few creases on D.J. with somewhat worn edges. Text Very Good to Near Fine.
Price: $45.00

11364
Surtees, Robert.- Ask Momma; or, the Richest Commoner in England.

London. Bradbury, Agnew & Co. ND. [ca. 1858] 423 pp., some uncut. 8vo. Thirteen steel engravings, and wood-engraved vignette on title page by John Leech (1817╨64). colored and protected by tissue guards. Nineteen full-page wood engravings and numerous wood engraving inserted in text, Red illustrated publisher╒s cloth. Illustration, title and tooling in gold and black on spine and front cover; blind linear tooling on rear cover. Beveled boards. First Volume Edition. ╥Printed for Subscribers from the Plates of the Original Edition.╙ Ref.: Sadleir I, 3161. Wolff 6632 (for parts issues). A social novel by Robert Smith Surtees (1805╨64). Originally published in 1858 in parts. His early novels were published in parts in his The New Sporting Magazine. Surtees, a country gentleman, trained as a lawyer, but more fond of hunting and writing, inherited a large estate at age 33 and thereafter kept his own pack of hounds. His literary life was muted during his life, perhaps because he considered writing for money unseemly for a gentleman. Many of his works concern John Jorrocks, a Cockney grocer who becomes Master of the Hounds for a country village, the spa town of Handley Cross. Jorrocks╒s background emphasized the transition of hunting from a local community enterprise to a socially exclusive (ultimately ruinously expensive) gentleman╒s sport. ╥Ask Momma╙ is one of two social novels by Surtees, who was little appreciated during his life. His reputation grew after his death as the reading public grew to appreciate his sense of the ridiculous more than his hunting details. John Leech, a contributor to Punch, was most illustrious for his illustrations of Dickens╒s ╥A Christmas Carol╙. Mild wear at ends of spine. Fading of spine, especially the red and cilt. Minimal foxing at head and foredge of text block. Offsettig on end papers. Else, Very Good + copy of a book often in poor shape.
Price: $145.00

11399
Fields, Annie (Editor).- Life and Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Boston and New York. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. Riverside Press. 1897. 406 pp. Small 8vo. Frontispiece image of bust of Harriet Beecher Stowe with tissue guard. Olive-brown publisher╒s cloth, finely ribbed, with gilt titling and ruling on front cover and spine. T.e.g. Fore-edge and foot of text block untrimmed. First Edition. A very good copy of Annie Fields life and letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Annie Fields, the charming wife of the publisher, James T. Fields, was a close friend of Charles Dickens and the only woman to whom Dickens confessed his liaison with the young actress, Ellen Ternan. Brown offsetting on rear endpapers.Else Very Good +.
Price: $50.00

11294
Godwin, William.- Adventures of Caleb Williams. Boston, Ma. Fields, Osgood, & Co. 1869. Third American Edition. (First American Edition was by Price of Philadelphia in 1795; the second was by J. & J. Harper, in 1831) 128 pp. 8vo. Buff printed paper wraps. Double column format. DNB and Wikipedia (for Godwin). William Godwin (1756–1836) was a noted English minister, journalist, political philosopher and novelist. He was a strong supporter of Utilitarianism and was an anarchist of the gradualist rather than the revolutionary sort. He married the feminist Mary Wollstonecraft in 1797 and their daughter, Mary Godwin, married the poet, Shelley, and was the author of “Frankenstein”. William Godwin’s major works were a volume on political economy (1793), in answer to the French Revolution, and this novel (1794), in both of which he enunciated his principles. In the first, influenced by Burke, he shows his principles by which an anarchist state can be developed without resort to the extremes of Burke or Paine. He argues for the free exercise of personal judgement. In the second, this novel, Godwin argues that society must be reformed before individuals can be reformed. Subsequent to these volumes, Godwin engaged in a famous argument with Thomas Malthus, author (1798) of “An Essay on the Principle of Population”, over the consequences of Godwin’s concept of equality, which Malthus argued would lead to population growth, inadequacy of the food supply and starvation. Poverty, to Malthus, was a necessary ingredient of society. Godwin rejected this notion on the idea that at least eight children per family were necessary to produce this result, an unlikely situation. Godwin himself came from a family of thirteen children. This Fields, Osgood edition of “Caleb Williams” is quite uncommon. Lacks rear wrap. Minimal foxing of cover Spine worn and chipped. Chip from upper ccrner of cover, title page and last page, not encroaching on text. Owner’s signature (? “Wm. Eastman”) on front cover. Else, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

11244
Whipple, Edwin P.- Lectures on Subjects Connected with Literature and Life. Boston. Ticknor, Reed & Fields. 1850 [1849] Second Edition (so stated). (Catalogue at front dated October 1, 1849; it notes Longfellow’s “Evangeline” just published. Both as in First Edition. 218 pp. + 4 pp. publisher’s catalogue at front. Small 8vo. Brown publisher’s cloth, embossed in the blind. Titled in gilt on spine. Tryon & Charvat, A162b. A series of lectures, mostly on wit and humor in literature by Edwin P. Whipple (1819–86), the noted 19th Century critic, essayist and Editor of Dickens’s Works. The first essay in the volume comments on the changing reputation of authors through their lives. There follows an extended consideration of Dickens as an author and a person, showing through his characters Dickens’s personal characteristics and effectiveness as a man. Two of the six lectures, perhaps Whipple’s most famous, discuss “Wit and Humor” and “The Ludicrous Side of Life”. According to Tryon and Charvat, this first edition, published on October 3, 1849, was printed in only 750 copies and sold out within 10 days. Minimal wear at ends of spine. lower corners bumped. Minimal foxing of end papers.Else, Very Good.
Price: $110.00

11262
Yeats, W[illiam] B[utler].- The Wild Swans at Coole. New York. Macmillan. 1919. First American Edition. 114 pp. + 4 pp. ads for Yeats’s works. 12mo. Grey paper covered boards designed and signed by Sturge Moore. A Very Good copy of William Butler Yeats’s (1865–1939) volume of poetry in its First American Edition with the paper covered boards designed (a thorny rose) in an engraving by T. Sturge Moore (1870–1944), the noted British poet, artist and engraver and friend of Yeats. The first edition was published in 1917 by the Cuala Press in Ireland in an edition of only 400 copies, by Yeats’s sister. The first English edition, like this First American, was also published in 1919. Its covers were also designed by Moore, who was the brother of the noted British analytic philosopher, George Moore. Yeats with George Moore had formed the Irish Literary Theatre in 1899, and later, with Synge, the Abbey Theatre in 1904. The poems of this volume are amongst the freest and most engaged with pastoral issues among Yeats’s modernist works, though not with the occult or spiritualism of pre-1899 works or the Hindu philosophy that influenced him late in life. Brief pencil notations in the margin indicate that Yeats had read the poem “An Irish Airman Foresees his Death” (p. 13) at Wellesley College on May 7, 1920 and “The Cat and the Moon” (p. 102) on May 6, 1920. Ex Libris with shelving number at foot of spine, bookplate of library on front pastedown, marked withdrawn. and stamp of library on head and foot of text. Signed by owner on front free end paper: “A.L. from W.A.N., 1919”. Minor wear at head of spine. Trace residues of Library pocket and record on rear free end paper and rear pastedown. Lacks D.J. Else, Very Good.
Price: $275.00

11275
Brontë, Charlotte (pseudonym: Currer Bell) and Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell (pseudonyms for Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë).- The Professor. To Which Is Added The Poems of Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell. London. Smith, Elder, and Co. 1860. Cheap and Uniform Edition. 436 pp. + 8 pp. catalogue of books about and by the Brontë sisters. + ads on front and rear end papers and rearcover Small 8vo. Orange glazed publisher’s cloth with black printing and decoration on spine and both covers. Refs: W. E. Smith, The Brontë Sisters, A Bibliographgical Catalogue, pp. 164–167. A nice copy, overall, of the second edition of Charlotte Brontë’s first written novel, but last published, as well as he third issue of the collected edition of the Poems of the Brontë sisters, part of the so-callled Cheap Edition of their works. Soling of covers, very mild wear at ends of spine. Four very small tears in cloth at lower leading corner of front cover. Front hinge starting internally. Foxing on but a few pages. Else, Very Good.
Price: $185.00

11191
[Lowell, James Russell] (pseudonym: A Wonderful Quiz).- A Fable for Critics; or, Better, A Glance at a Few of Our Literary Progenies from the Tub of Diogenes; a Vocal and Musical Medley, That Is, A Series of Jokes by a Wonderful Quiz. New York G. P. Putnam. 1848. First Edition, a mixture of fourth state (D), first printing and of second printing. 80 pp. 12mo. Tan paper covered boards. Title page printed in red and black. BAL 13062_3. Carroll A. Wilson, I, pp. 296_98. P. D. Howe, VIII, JRL 41. Cooke, p. 21, p. 28. A satire on the behaviors and styles of his literary confr_res by James Russell Lowell. First Edition has Putnam at Broadway. Pp. 63-64 correctly numbered here (the first three issues were variously incorrectly numbered). While the title includes "a Vocal and Musical Medley", as in second printing, the typography in red on title page has "READER! walk up at once..." as in First Printings. No ads, as in Second Edition. The date of publication is the 21st of October, 1848, as in the First Edition (Cooke). Among the writers addressed are Holmes, Longfellow, Poe, B. Alcott, Carlyle, Cooper, Dana, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Fuller and Whittier . Very few, including himself, escape Lowell's barbs. Covers soiled. Mild foxing.Small tidal mark at upper outer corner. Hinges cracking. Small chips from head and foot of spine. Internally, Very Good.
Price: $110.00

6086
Lloyd, John Uri.- Etidorhpa, or The End of the Earth. The Strange History of a Mysterious Being and the Account of a Remarkable Journey. New York Dodd, Mead and Co. 1914. Illustrated by J. Augustus Knapp. Eleventh Edition (Revised and Enlarged). 375 pp. 8vo Red illustrated publisher’s cloth, titled in grey on spine and front cover. Cover illustrated with a stylized Egyptian figure and lotus flowers. Title page printed in red and black, with decorative border. First Complete Edition of this work of science fiction; the title is Aphrodite, spelled backwards. The book was first issued privately in 1895. In this, the Eleventh Edition, much new material was added to the book, which the author describes in the Preface as a story within a story. The new material reflexively returns to subjects of earlier chapters. There are, in all, 59 chapters in the 375 pp. book. The narrator is led on a tour of the interior of the earth, entered through a cave in Kentucky, by an eyeless humanoid. There he is instructed on higher forms of love (hence, Aphrodite). Mild wear at ends of spine and corners. Spine and edges of covers abraded with fading. Tidal mark in gutter of last 2 signatures. Else, Very Good.
Price: $300.00

6439
Clemens, Samuel L. (pseudonym: Mark Twain).- The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims’ Progress. being Some Account of the Steamship Quaker City’s Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land; with Descriptions of Countries, Nations, Incidents and Adventures as They Appeared to the Author. With Two Hundred and Thirty-Four Illustrations. Hartford, CT. American Publishing Co. (by subscription only) 1871. Illustrated by Fay & Cox, NY. First American Edition, Third State. 651 pp. + 5 pp. publisher’s ads. Brown publisher’s cloth with beveled edges and elaborate gilt titling on spine. Covers embossed in the blind. Heavy gilt titling and illustration on front cover. Chocolate coated end papers. BAL 3316. Wright III, p. 550. Barbara Schmidt, http://www.twainquotes.com/TWW/TWW.html (for Truman Williams) Copyright 1869. This appears to be the third state of the first edition (page numbers in Contents. Chapter LXI on p. 643. Last entry in Contents: “Thankless Devotion - A Newspaper Valedictory - Conclusion. 638”. Image of Napoleon III on p. 129. On p. 645, ads for Bible). Many of the illustrations are full page. The two frontispieces are protected by a tissue guard. Twain’s second major book, a form of travel book with satire. The illustrations were actually done by Truman (”True”) W. Williams (1839–97), shortly after he joined the firm of Augustus Fay and Stephen J. Cox in New York. Fay and Cox was a syndicated illustration business, which provided illustrations and engravings to the subscription publishing houses, especially those in Hartford. Such publications were less exalted than the conventional form of publishing, but Williams was proud of its democratic roots. His work with Twain was admired and led to contracts with Bret Harte and others. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Front hinge cracked. Mild toning of page ends. Owner’s signature in pencil on front free end paper: “J.(?) M. Lamb / Worcester - ”. Else, Very Good –.
Price: $375.00

11012
[Bewick][Slavery].- The Literary Miscellany: or, Selections & Extracts, Classical and Scientific; with Originals, in Prose and Verse. Didactic Poems by Various Authors.Comprisng: I. Moral Philosophy - Golden Verses of Pythagoras; The Natural Daughter; &c. &c. &c. II. Didactic Poetry. Chiron to Achilles, The Highhwayman’s Soliloquy; &c. &c. &c. III. Didactic Poems. True Greatness, by Hudson; Knowledge, by Mickle; &c. &c. &c. IV. Didactic Poetry. Judgement of Hercules; &c. &c. &c. London. Printed and Sold by G. Nicholson. N.D. [1799], 1801, 1802, 1807, 1808. ilIustrated with lovely vignette wood engravings, a few by Thomas Bewick. First Edition. 38, 38, 60, 62 pp. 18mo. Three quarters red morocco with marbled boards. ? A.e.g. Thomas Hugo, The Bewick Collector, No. 130. http://www.palgrave.com/PDFs/140394282X.Pdf (p. 25, for “On Sugar”). With a beautiful bookplate on front pastedown, stating “From The Bewick Collection of the Rev. Thomas Hugo, and Described in ‘The Bewick Collector,’ No. (130).” Hugo was the author of “The Bewick Collector”, London, 1866. Notation in ink on reverse of front free end paper (presumably by Hugo), “with beautiful vignettes plates”. A wonderful assortment of verse admired in the first decade of the 19th century, dated in Hugo’s bibliography of Bewick as from 1799 on, assembled in sections numbered and dated separately, each section illustrated on the title page with a large wood engraving. Among the verses in the first section are a number expressing anti-slavery views, including the last poem, “On Sugar”, originally appearing in a newspaper in 1792 and here illustrated by the famous engraving of a kneeling Black man in chains, asking “Am I Not a Man and a Brother?”. This latter engraving is after the famous illustration of one of William Cowper’s (1731–1800) ant-slavery poems (”The Negro’s Complaint” of 1788) and the medallion created by Josiah Wedgewood in 1787 as part of his anti-slavery campaign. The design for Wedgewood’s cameo medallion is attributed to either William Hackwood or Henry Webber, both of whom worked as modelers in the Wedgewood factory. It also appeared at the head of an 1835 broadside. which printed the anti-slavery poem by John Greenleaf Whittier “My Countrymen in Chains”. The image had been adopted as its seal by the Society for the Abolition of Slavery in England as early as 1787. Covers quite worn: spine chipped at ends, hinges cracked, but cords intact. Corners worn and covers abraded. Internally, Very Good.
Price: $375.00

11051
Ainsworth, William Harrison.- Pictorial Life and Adventures of Jack Sheppard; the Most Noted Burglar, Robber, and Jail Breaker That Ever Lived. The Only Complete and Unabridged Edition Ever Published. Complete in One Volume. Embellished with Thirty-Nine Large Spirited illustrations Designed and Engraved in the Finest Style of Art by George Cruikshank, Esq., of London. Philadelphia, PA. T. B. Peterson. N.D. [1846–54, prob 1850] Illustrated with 27 facsimiles of Cruikshank’s illustrations, some composite, and a portrait of Ainsworth, a wood engraving, signed Hinckley. Second American Edition. 198 pp. + 16 pp. publisher’s ads at rear and on rear cover. 8vo. Tan illustrated paper wraps. Double column format. CBEL III, p. 471 ff. Sadleir, I, p. 4. AmImp 53885 (for Lea and Blanchard Edition). American Periodicals: A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography - Volume 16, Number 1, 2006, pp. 103–114 (for Hinckley). “Jack Sheppard”, by W. H. Ainsworth (1805–1882) was first published serially in Bentley’s Miscellany (1839–40) and, on completion, issued in 3 volumes. Trained as a lawyer,Ainsworth, a friend of Charles Dickens and close member of his circle, introduced Dickens to the publisher Macrone, to George Cruikshank and to John Forster, who became Dickens closest friend. Ainsworth became the editor of Bentley’s Miscellany when Dickens resigned the post and later edited his own magazine. He wrote many novels, poems, etc,, some historical and often gothic, as here, celebrating the criminal and quasi-criminal elements of English life. The genre was known as Newgate Novels, after the notoripus London prison. This American edition is dated from the address of the publisher and from the ad for C. J. Peterson’s “Cruising in the Last War”, as just published. There was a previous 2 volume edition, contemporary with the first English edition, published in Philadelphia by Lea and Blanchard, from whom T. B. Peterson bought their publishing rights for at least the early works of Dickens and probably others. “Hinckley” was probably Cornelius T. Hinckley, b. in Massachusetts ca. 1820, a wood engraver active in Philadelphia 1845–57, whose writings on textiles, etc. and illustrations appeared in Godey’s Lady’s Book. This Peterson edition , especially in wraps, is a very rare item. Modest spotting and very mild browning of some page edges. Small chips from edges of covers and ends of spine. Crude tape repair of edges of front cover, but all text and images present and not encroached upon. Else, Very Good.
Price: $375.00

11057
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.- Hyperion, A Romance. Cambridge, MA. John Owen. 1845. Second Edition (so stated). 370 pp. Small 8vo. Brown publisher’s cloth, embossed in the blind. Gilt titling on spine. T.e.g. Other edges untrimmed BAL 12080. C. C. Calhoun, Longfellow: A Rediscovered Life, 2004, p. 143. An early novel by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. HIs early novels were not favored early in his career as much as his poetry. Among the critics who reviled the book was Edgar A. Poe (Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine, October, 1839). Over time, however, this book grew more appreciated and sales were substantial. The book’s hero travels through Germany, providing a sensitive portrayal of the country. There are autobiographical elements in the book: Longfellow’s prospective fiancée, Frances Appleton, was indeed repelled by his characterization of a woman thought to be inspired by her and did not accept him for four years. Longfellow reveals himself in the book as an admirer of H. Heine and Goethe. An uncommon edition. The First Edtion was pUblished in 2 volumes by Samuel Coleman in 1839; this edition in 1845 was revised considerably. Wear along all edges. Rear hinge nearly separated. Some fading of covers. Mildly cocked. Owner’s signature on front end paper:”Sarah Stone / November. 1845-”. Else, Very Good.
Price: $150.00

11083
D’Israeli, B[enjamin].- Vivian Grey. Complete and Unabridged. Philadelphia, PA. T. B. Peterson. N.D. [ca.1854]. First Peterson Edition, likely 3rd or 4th American edition. “Three English Volumes Complete in One.” 223 pp. + publisher’s ads, front and rear. 8vo. Illustrated paper wraps. ”Portrait of B. D’Israeli, M.P., from a Likeness just published in London”, a wood engraving, on cover. The first novel - and probably his best- by Benjamin Disraeli (1804–81), the illustrious 19th century British politician, reformer, author and twice Prime Minister. It was published, at first anonymously, in 1826, when Disraeli was only 22–3 yrs. old and just after a misguided investment in South American mining stocks with the noted publisher and friend, John Murray. It is considered a thinly disguised autobiographical retelling of Disraeli’s financial misadventures with Murray. In it is the first use in English of the word “millionaire” (OED: Vivian Grey, I. ix, “Were I the son of a Millionaire or a noble, I might have it all”). This Peterson publication is possibly derived from the 1827 or 1837 publication by Carey and Hart, from whom Peterson bought the rights to their publications (including the works of Charles Dickens). There was also a George M’Dowell edition, Baltimore, in 1833. The Peterson edition certainly dates from before 1857, while T. B. Peterson published alone (without his Brothers) at 102 Chestnut St. There is a grand illustration of Peterson’s publishing house on the rear cover. The absence of ads for the works of Dickens, probably places this publication to earlier in the 1850’s. Peterson had moved to this address in 1854 and left after a fire in 1857. Especially rare in wraps. Chips from edges of spine, but all lettering intact. Mild fraying of leading edge of front cover. Else, Very Good.
Price: $195.00

6410
Chaucer, Geoffrey.- Troilus and Cressida. A Love Poem in Five Books. New York. Literary Guild. 1932. Illustrated. First Edition as Such 309 pp. Large 8vo. White paper spine (in imitation of vellum) with gilt titling. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt decoration on front cover. Blue end papers. Front edge untrimmed. New translation by George Philip Krapp. Illustrated by Eric Gill (wood engravings) after the Golden Cockerel Press Edition.. Blue cloth fading with wear at corners. Mild wear at ends and edge of spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

6476
Cross , J[ames] W[alter] (Editor).- George Eliot’s Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals. Three Volumes. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1885. Illustrated. First American Edition. 348, 324 + errata slip, 340 + errata slip, + 4 pp. publisher’s ads. 12mo. Green pebbled publisher's cloth with gilt decorations. Titled in gilt on spine. Facsimile signature of Eliot on front covers. Chocolate coated end papers. T.e.g. Baker & Ross D38.3.a The first biography of George Eliot. Written by her husband. Though they had been married only six months at her death, this well researched biography is the standard reference. Owner's signature on front free fly leaf: "Alice I.[?] Ordway./ June 4th '85./ Newton Center." Engraved business card tucked into Volume III. Slight wear at ends and edges of spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $210.00

6491
D’Israeli, B[enjamin].- Coningsby; or the New Generation. Paris. A. and W. Galignani and Co, 1844. First French Edition in English. 347 pp. 8vo. Half brown calf sewn on 5 bands. Marbled boards. Marbled edges (all). Gilt tooled spine with gilt titling on black calf label. Marbled end papers. Sadleir 709. Wolff 1833. (both for First British Edition, 1844) One of the morality novels of Disraeli, the onetime British Prime Minister. Published after he entered Parliament, it was his first wholly political novel. A rare first edition, published the same year as the First British Edition. The character of Sidonia may be a stand-in for Disraeli himself. Moderate wear at head and foot of spine and at corners. Marbled boards scuffed. Hinges starting internally. Else, Very Good -.
Price: $175.00

6578
Evans, Marian (pseudonym: George Eliot).- The Spanish Gypsy. A Poem. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1868. First American Edition. Author's Edition, from Advance Sheets. 287 pp. 12mo. Red Publisher's Cloth.Gilt titling on spine and front cover. Beveled boards. Brown coated end papers. NCBEL III 903. Baker & Ross A9.3a-g. A long epic poem, originally written in 1864-65, but revised in 1867 by Eliot after her visit to Spain. Published in same year in Britain and in US. One gathering slightly loose. Picture of exotic Middle Eastern Dancer with Tambourine (? from old Valentine) laid down on front free end paper. Slight wear to ends and edges of spine. Corners mildly bumped. Else, Very Good.
Price: $90.00

6664
Graves, Robert.- Lawrence and the Arabs. London. Jonathan Cape. 1937. Reprinting of Concise Edition. 288 pp. + Publisher's Ads. Small 8vo. Grey Linen with Decorative D.J. Graves' book on Lawrence was originally published in 1927 and reissued in this Concise Edition in 1934. For this edition, Graves had permission from Lawrence (then known as T. E. Shaw) to use copyright material not available to him for the earlier editions. Ex Libris. Modest library stamp and unobtrusive owner's blind stamp. Else, Very Good in Very Good D.J. with only minor chipping at edges of D.J. spine.
Price: $30.00

6687
Hardy, Thomas.- Human Shows Far Phantasies. Songs and Trifles. London.. Macmillan and Co. 1925. First Edition. 280 pp. + 3 pp. publisher's ads at rear. Green publisher's cloth with gilt titling and decorations on cover and spine. D.J. T.e.g. Purdy, pp. 234–48. The later poems of Thomas Hardy in their first edition. His last work published in his lifetime. Uncut pages. Minor wear at edges and corner of D.J. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $300.00

6784
Huxley, Aldous.- Those Barren Leaves. New York. George H. Doran Company. 1925. First American Edition. Doran device on title and copyright pages. 400 pp. 8vo. Blue publisher's cloth with printed paper label on spine. T.e. stained red. The third novel by Aldous Huxley. Spotting of covers. End papers browning a bit. Minor bumping of ends of spine and corners. Else, Very Good.
Price: $50.00

6904
James, Henry.- The Letters of Henry James. 2 Volumes. Selected and Edited by Percy Lubbock, (Editor), New York. Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1920. First Edition. 434, 511 pp. 8vo. Black publisher’s cloth, lettered in orange on spine. front edges untrimmed Text of Introduction and Prefaces by Lubbock. Mild wear to ends of spine. fading of lettering on spine. Mild wear to corners of Vol. I and to cover of Vol. II. Else, Very Good.
Price: $135.00

7025
[Curtis, Willaim Fuller] Parley Peter (pseudonym for S. G. Goodrich). (Editor).- The Balloon Travels of Robert Merry and His Young Friends, over Various Countries in Europe. Illustrated by Engravings from Original Designs. New York Derby and Jackson 1860 Illustrated with engravings by Elias James Whitney and Albert H. Jocelyn. ? Second Edition 312 pp. 12mo, in 6’s. Original publisher’s cloth elaborately embossed in the blind. Gilt decoration, illustration and titling on spine. Yellow end papers Pflieger, Pat, A Visit to Merry’s Museum; or, Social Values in a 19th Century Periodical for Children, Ph.D. Thesis, Univ. Minn. 1987. Groce & Wallace, pp. 351, 683 and Hamilton, pp. 209–20, 496–97 (for Whitney & Jocelyn) Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1793–1860), alias Peter Parley, the son of a minister, a bookseller and publisher, became the author of or contributor to many works, often for the young, books of history, science geography biography and fictional stories. His annual , The Token, published Hawthorne, Longfellow, Child et al from 1828 to 1842. He edited Merry’s Museum from 1841 to 1854. A Massachusetts Legislator in 1836–37, he became American Consul in Paris 1851–3., returning to America in 1855. This volume, originally published in 1856, is a series of geography and history lessons, published serially first in Merry’s Museum, describing the travels over the world in a balloon and the dialogue of a group of children with Robert Merry. Writing as Robert Merry, Goodrich often addressed his readers - collectively and individually - and thus quickly established a bond between them and the imaginary editor (Pflieger, op cit). The illustrations, here complete, are grand engravings by the firm of Whitney and Jocelyn. Signed in pencil on front free end paper by William Fuller Curtis, likely the noted pyrographic artist (1873–1938) of the Arts & Crafts Movement in America. Mild wear at ends of spine. Gilt fading. Very mild foxing
Price: $100.00

7066
Reade, Charles.- “Love Me Little, Love Me Long” New York. Harper & Brothers. 1859. First American Edition 435 pp. + 8 pp. publisher’s ads. 12mo. Brown publisher’s cloth, embossed in the blind. Gilt titling on spine. T.e.g. Yellow end papers. Parrish, p.203. (Sadleir 2010 and Wolff 5710 for First English Edition). http://www.george-orwell.org/Charles_Reade/0.html Charles Reade (1814–84) was a noted 19th Century novelist, but it was as a dramatist that he wanted to be known. His most famous novel was “The Cloister and the Hearth”, an historical novel about the adventures of the father of Erasmus. Well-educated (Oxford), financially comfortable, Reade became a lawyer, a fellow and later Vice President at Oxford. He adopted social causes in his novels, much like Charles Dickens, but less successfully. George Orwell summed up Reade as “…a man of what one might call penny-encyclopedic learning. He possessed vast stocks of disconnected information which a lively narrative gift allowed him to cram into books which would at any rate pass as novels. If you have the sort of mind that takes pleasure in dates, lists, catalogues, concrete details, description of processes, junk-shop windows…, the sort of mind that likes knowing exactly how a medieval catapult worked or just what objects a prison cell of the eighteen-forties contained, then you can hardly help enjoying Reade “(op cit). While Orwell saw Reade as possessing the ”charm of useless knowledge”, Reade did tend to use factual stories as a basis of his work; he did his own research on prisons for his effective early novel, “It Is Never Too Late to Mend”. He was never popular with the critics, but his public was large. He did have a somewhat loose concept of permissible borrowing from other authors and was accused of plagiarism. Owner’s bookplate on front pastedown. Signed on front free end paper by earlier owner: “K A./May.6th./’[18]59”. Wear at ends and edges of spine and at corners. Hinges starting. Small. chip from covers. Very tight and clean text. mild foxing at rear. Else, Very Good -.
Price: $150.00

7105
Sartre, Jean-Paul.- L’Imaginaire. Psychologie Phénoménologique de l’Imagination. Paris. NRF. Librairie Gallimard. 1948. First Edition in this format. 246 pp. 8vo. Paper wraps printed in black and reddish brown. Pages uncut. Originally copyright in 1940, this 1948 edition is Sartre’s important contribution to this series of volumes on then contemporary English and Continental philosophy. Here, Sartre argues for the independence of morality and aesthetics: they cannot be confounded, especially in the face of the absurdity of reality and of existence. The aesthetic exists in the imagination, rather than in reality. Pages browned. Few small closed tears. Owner’s signature in pencil on front free endpaper. Front hinge starting at both ends. Else, Very Good.
Price: $35.00

7225
Stowe, Harriet Beecher.- Dred; A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp. In Two Volumes. Boston. Phillips, Sampson and Company. 1856. First Edition, First Issue: Volume I, p. 88, line 3, the ascender of the “d” in “dictatorial” is almost directly below the vertical stroke in the final “r” of “rather” just above it. Volume II, p.370, 9th line from bottom reads” “the Dicksons are fewer, and have…”. Battered type in last 3 lines of p. 209, Vol. I, as in only some copies of First State. Also has the Preface by Stowe, present in English copies, but rare in American issues. 329, 370 pp. 6 pp. publisher’s ads at rear of Vol. I. 12mo. Brown-black publisher’s cloth. Gilt titling on spine. Covers embossed in the blind with frame of branches and holly leaves and 20 dots. Binding A. Plain unprinted yellow end papers. Wright II, 2391. BAL 19389. Has 2 pp. Preface in Volume I and Appendices. Owner’s signature on front free end paper of both volumes (”Fanny H. Stratton”). Inscribed on front free end paper of Vol. II (”The christian secret of a happy life, H. W. S.”). This is the second anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe, told from the perspective of Black life in a time of slavery with reflections on the lives of the White characters. Inspired in part by Nat Turner’s rebellion, ”Dred” sold over 100,000 copies in less than a month. Mild wear at ends of spine and minimal at corners. Scant abrasion of covers. Mild scattered toning and tidal mark. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $295.00

6858
Lawrence, D. H.- Sea and Sardinia. New York. Thomas Seltzer. 1921. Illustrated with eight color plates (with tissue guards) by Jan Juta and a full-page map. First Edition. 355 pp. 8vo. Green paper covered boards with yellow cloth spine. T.e.g. Other edges untrimmed Pages uncut. Printed paper label on spine. Travel memoirs by Lawrence in the First Edition, First Issue (line 3 on p. 127 printed upside down). Jan Juta (1895–1990) was a painter and muralist, close to D. H. Lawrence. Besides illustrating this book, Juta painted a portrait of Lawrence now in the National Portrait Gallery. Water stain, not encroaching on images. Pages lightly wrinkled. Hinges cracked internally. Corners bumped. Else, Good.
Price: $185.00

7891
Edgeworth, Maria.- The Parent's Assistant; or, Stories for Children. Philadelphia. J. W. Bradley. 1859. Illustrated with wood engravings by W. Croom. New Illustrated Edition, Complete. 535 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth, embossed in the blind on the covers with publisher’s logo. Titled in gilt on spine. Spine of old homemade D.J. tucked in at rear. Camb. Bibliog. Eng. Lit., Vol. III, 366-8. Sadleir 779. Duane H. Hurd, History of Bristol County, Massachussetts, pp. 505–6 (for A. N. Medbery). Groce & Wallace, p. 155 Moralistic tales, with the principles and precepts of each tale laid out in the Preface. The tales seem hardly for children. Bookplate of Andrew N. Medbery, Private Library. Seekonk, Mass. Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849), an English social novelist, was much admired in America where her tales were reissued widely from about 1802, on. "The Parent's Assistant" was first published (England) anonymously in 1795, but no copies of this issue survive. It was reissued in 1796 and frequently thereafter in various formats. According to Sadleir, it is the rarest of Edgeworth's works in early editions. There is an 1800 illustrated edition in Sadleir's collection. A son of Viall Medbery, a founder and selectman of Seekonk, MA, active in the early Baptist church , Andrew N. Medbery (1824–? 1906) was a schoolteacher, merchant and selectman as well as Representative in the Massachusetts Legislature. William Croome (1790–1860) was a noted Boston and Philadelphia illustrator and engraver. Spine and corners worn. Some staining and foxing. Pastedowns abraded
Price: $150.00

8158
Cather, Willa.- Death Comes for the Archbishop. New York. Alfred A Knopf. 1927. First Trade Edition, First Issue. 303 pp. 8vo. Green publisher’s cloth with paper labels on spine and front cover. A First Trade Edition of Cather’s masterpiece of the Southwest. Perhaps her most famous novel and her best. First Issue, with error on l.16 of p 20, “happned”. No Dust Jacket. Wear at ends and edges of spine and at corners. Spine label mildly abraded at top. Small stain near foot of front cover. Hinges cracked internally. Foxing, very mild at front edge of text block, which is otherwise Good +.
Price: $225.00

9849
Marryat, Captain Frederick.- Marryatt's (sic!) Novels. Two Volumes, Bound Together. N.P. [? Philadelphia]. N.Pu. [? Carey & Hart]. N.D. [? 1841]. Frontispiece, "Hard A Lee," painted by J. P. Ellis, engraved by H. Dawe. 767 pp. , 644 pp. 8vo. Modern red buckram with gilt titling on spine. Modern end papers with taping of hinges internally. All edges marbled (old; ? original). CBEL, III, 385–6. Sadleir I, 230–246. (both for first, separate editions). NUC, NM #0241539 (?). Marryat (1792–1848), a onetime friend of Charles Dickens, was famous for his nautical stories and novels. He also, like Dickens, was a critical visitor to America. Here are collected 13 of his works in a single double-columned volume (actually two volumes bound together) with continuous pagination. These are his complete novels up through 1839. Included are the following novels: "Peter Simple " (1834) , Jacob Faithful (1834), "The Pirate" (1836), "The Three Cutters" (1836), "Moonshine" (1836), "Japhet, in Search of a Father" (1836), "Mr. Midshipman Easy" (1836), "The Phantom Ship" (1839), "Frank Mildmay, or The Naval Officer" (1829), "The King's Own" (1830), "Newton Forster; or, The Merchant Service" (1832), "The Pacha of Many Tales" (1835), "Snarleyvow; or, The Dog Fiend" (1837). Marryat wrote much more up to his death in 1848. Inscription in ink in a very early 19th Century hand on front free flyleaf: "Presented to Ralph by his brother Morris on his 21st Birthday / M Moss." The title pages are missing from the rebound volume. The striking frontispiece with glassine protector is preserved. From the table of contents of Volume II (bound before Volume I, and identified by the footnotes for the signatures), this edition appears to be the first American edition of the Works of Captain Marryat, published in 1841 by Carey & Hart of Philadelphia. NUC identifies only 2 copies. NUC does not give enough information on the 1843 Exeter (NH) edition by J. & B. Williams (NM #0241540) to distinguish it. In 1857, R. Marsh of New York published the Complete Works of Captain F. Marryatt (NM #0241544) in a double column edition with the same running title, "Marryatt's Novels," but the table of contents is different from this volume. Discreet owner's stamp on rear free end paper. Lacks all title pages, including volume title page. Frontispiece and front free end paper reinforced with old transparent tape. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $525.00

9999
Marryat, Capt. [Frederick].- Capt. Marryat's New Novel. Percival Keene; A Tale of the Sea. In a Complete Edition of "Brother Jonathan," Extra. No. X. September 21, 1842. New York. Wilson Company. 1842. First American Edition. 63 pp 4to (12 " x 9") Yellow printed decorative paper wraps. Double column format. Groce & Wallace, p. 539–40. Hamilton. Not in Sadleir, nor in Wolff. A nice copy of an extremely fragile item, the first American edition of a novel by Capt. Marryat (1792–1848), Percival Keene. It was here first published in "Brother Jonathan," a magazine famous for its piracies of work by Charles Dickens and others. This, too, is likely a piracy. The text was taken from the first London edition in 3 volumes. The illustration was engraved on wood by Robert Roberts (1821–?), who, born in Wales, was active in New York from 1841 to 1850. As Sadleir notes: "Nowadays several of Marryat's 'firsts' are almost indiscoverable in any state" (Sadleir,I, p. 230). Covers detached and frayed at the edges. Transverse closed tear in middle of front cover.Page edges browned at corners and flaking. Else, Very Good.
Price: $350.00

10083
[Marryat, Captain Frederick] By the Author of "Jacob Faithful," "Peter Simple," &c.- Diary of a Blasé. Philadelphia. E. L. Carey and A. Hart. 1836 First American Edition (The first edition in book form), First Issue (Sept., 1836). 197 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's catalogue(dated September 1, 1836) and half-title in front. 12mo. Later black cloth spine and original tan paper covered boards. Modern printed paper label on spine. (Extra printed paper spine label tucked in). T.e.g. Foredges untrimmed. Sadleir I, 1577 (this issue). Wolff II, 4516. Brussel, Anglo-Am. First Ed, East to West, p.117. AmImp 38739. Marryat (1792–1848), a onetime friend of Charles Dickens, was famous for his nautical stories and novels. He also, like Dickens, was a critical visitor to America. According to Sadleir, this is the first book issue of material published in the Metropolitan Magazine to July 1836. It was not issued in book form in England until 1840 ("Olla Podrida"). Spine replaced with later cloth. Rear cover had been detached. Rear pastedown mostly gone. Boards soiled. Edges of boards and corners slightly worn. Mild foxing. Else, Very Good.
Price: $85.00

10970
[Alcott, William Andrus] (Pseudonym: An Old Physician ).- The Physiology of Marriage. Boston. John P. Jewett & Co. 1856. First Edition. Tenth Thousand. 259 pp. 12mo. Brown publsher’s cloth, with gilt titling on spine. Decorated and titled in the blind on both covers. Yellow end papers. An attempt to bring logic and reason to the issues of man’s sociability and notions of kinship and marriage. Despite some typical 19th century misconceptions about issues like masturbation, the author presents a reasoned view about many issues surrounding marriage, such as the appropriate age for the experience (he arrives at the same notions as Plato), the frequency of intercourse, the centrality of menstruation in regulating female sexual propensity and, thus, the frequency of sexual intercourse. The author regularly resorts to the emotions and behavioral issues in his analysis of the physiology of marriage, appearing, thus, very modern. This volume is by William Andrus Alcott (1798–1859), cousin of A. Bronson Alcott and of Louisa May Alcott. He studied medicine at Yale, advocated preventive medicine and moral education, and wrote often, completing about 100 works, mostly on education, hygiene and dietary matters. An active vegetarian and homeopath, he was the first president of the American Vegetarian Society and in 1837 he founded The American Physiological Society, still active as the world’s oldest physiological society. Wear at ends of spine, corners and edges of boards. Mildly shaken. Minimal foxing. Else, Very Good.
Price: $90.00

10981
[Theatrical Broadside]. Stowe, Harriet Beecher and William Cowell.- Boston Museum. Dred!. Triumphant Success. Third Week of the New American Drama. Founded on the Celebrated Novel by Mrs H. B. Stowe. Dramatised Expressly for the Boston Museum, by William Cowell, Esq. This Afternoon at 2 1/2 O’clock, Will be Presented the New American Drama in 5 Parts (Interspersed with Tableaux, Songs, Choruses, Dances, &c.) Called Dred! Or The Dismal Swamp. Boston. Boston Museum. Hooton’s Press, –No. 4 Howard Street. [1856]. First Edition. 1 p. 18” H x 6 1/8“ W. Broadside sheet. A wonderful theatrical broadside for an adaptation of Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s second anti-slavery novel,” Dred! Or The Dismal Swamp”. Contains a list of characters and the actors who portray them. There follows a detailed “programme of scenery and incidents, summarizing the action for each of the five parts, ending with “Contentment! Liberty! Happiness! Finale!” At foot is an ad by the publisher of the novel, Philips, Sampson & Co. for the novel in 2 volumes, with nearly one hundred thousand c opies sold. Small stain in topmost margin with minor creasing. Else, Very Good.
Price: $350.00

6693
Harris, Joel Chandler,- Sister Jane. Her Friends and Acquaintances. A Narrative of Certain Events and Episodes Transcribed from the Papers of the Late William Wornum. Boston. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1896. First Edition. 363 pp. 8vo. Green decorated publisher's cloth.Titled in art nouveau floral cartouches with much gilt, on spine and front cover. BAL 7138. Wright III, 2491. One of only two adult novels by Harris. A witty and warm delineation of black, poor white and upper class Georgians. Owner's signature on front free end paper: "Annie D. Montgomery./June 2 - 97."Cover badly spotted with mild wear at ends of spine. End papers stained with hinges starting internally. All edges gilt. Else, Very Good.
Price: $85.00

6894
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.- Outre-Mer, A Pilgrimage beyond the Sea. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1855 Seventh Edition. 374 pp. + 12 pp. publisher╒s catalogue at rear. Brown blind-embossed publisher╒s cloth. Gilt titling on spine. Yellow end papers. T.e.g. Livingston, pp. 16-22, 45. BAL 12408. Wright I, 1715-20. Sketches of scenes in France, Spain and Italy and comments on their literature, Based on Longfellow╒s personal travels in those countries, the first trip in 1826-9. Some were originally published in New England Magazine in 1831-3 and a few in 1834. The first book edition was published in 2 volumes by Harper's in 1835. While this book was being published in the Harper's edition, Longfellow was offered (and he accepted) a professorship of modern languages by Harvard, to succeed the great George Ticknor. A new revised edition of this book was published in one volume in 1846 by Ticknor & Co. (Wright I, 1720) The text had been revised and two essays omitted. Milld wear at ends of spine and corners. Front hinge with half inch separation at head. Owner╒s signature on front free end paper: "H. H. Northrop/ 1876". Else, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

6932
Melville, Herman.- Pierre: or the Ambiguities. New York. Hendricks House. Farrar Strauss. 1949 A new annotated American version of Melville╒s novel. First edition in this form. 504 pp. 8vo. Grey publisher's cloth, titled in gilt on spine. Illustration of a ship embossed in the blind on front cover.Illustrated D.J. with portrait of Melville at rear. The editor, Henry A. Murray, was a scholar of Melville and Professor of Psychology at Harvard, Inventor of the Thematic Apperception Test for Personality Assessment. He was famous for contributing to the US war effort during World War II, by providing a secret assessment of Adolph Hitler's personality to the US Secret Service, predicting Hitler&'s suicide. A self-taught psychologist, a graduate in Medicine, he turned to a career in psychology and personality assessment, merging ideas from Freud and from Jung and helping to found the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. His analysis of Melville rests heavily on hs talents at psychological assessment. Few small chips from edges of D.J. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $175.00

7059
Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur.- On the Art of Writing. New York. G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1923. First American Edition, sixth printing. 302 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's ads at rear. 8vo Blue publisher's cloth spine with gilt titling. Blue paper covered boards. A series of essays on writing by the great rhetorician, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, who was also an editor, novelist, poet and critic. This volume includes his famous essay "On Jargon." Once you've read it, you'll never again write it. Wear at edges and corners. Mild wear at ends of spine. Front hinge starting internally. Else very good.
Price: $48.00

8203
Grahame, Kenneth.- The Golden Age. London. John Lane. The Bodley Head. 1915. Nineteen full page illustrations in color by R. J. Enraght Moony. Later edition, but the first edition with these illustrations by Enraght Moony. 243 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's ads. Large 8vo. Tan publisher's cloth, illustrated with Viking ships in red. T.e. stained red.. Floral end papers. llustrated D.J. Pages ucut and untrimmed at foredge and tail. Kenneth Grahame's second book, originally published in 1895. Its companion volume. "Dream Days" followed 2 years later. "The Golden Age&" was repeatedly reissued by John Lane The Bodley Head, with a change of illustrator every decade or so. Besides Moony, who provided the first color illustrations, the volume has been previously illustrated by Maxfield Parrish in black and white, and later by E. H. Shepard and Lois Lensky. Enraght Moony's beautiful color illustrations capture the mystical mood of Grahame╒s (1859-1932) prose in this, one of his most delightful books. Pages toned, especially at edges. Front hinge starting internally. Wear and mild browning of ends of spine. Mild foxing of preliminaries. D.J. has lost large chips from both ends of spine and from a blank area of rear of D.J. Small chips from edges of D.J. Image and titling on front of D.J. intact. Else, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

9348
Le Carré, John.- A Perfect Spy. New York. Alfred A. Knopf. 1986. First American Edition. 475 pp. 8vo. Black linen spine and black paper covered boards. Gilt titling on spine and front cover.. Decorative D.J. The longest of Le Carré's spy novels. He explores the basic nature of espionage and its practitioners. Wear at edges of D.J. with a few small chips from head of D.J. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $40.00

10907
Herford, Oliver.- An Alphabet of Celebrities. Boston. Small, Maynard & Company. 1899. Illustrated throughout by Oliver Herford. Borders and initial letters by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. End papers and cover design by E. B. Bird. First Edition, limited to 2000 copies. Printed at The Heintzemann Press. 52 pp. + preliminary and colophon pages. 4to. Tan cloth spine, titled in red and black. Greyish tan paper covered boards, titled and decorated in red and black. Highly decorated end papers. Unnumbered pages. A witty assemblage of comic verse, celebrating major historical and literary figures. Full page illustrations and verse in 2-page spread for each letter of the alphabet. Verses celebrate a range of people, including Sarah Bernhardt, Queen Victoria, Brigham Young, Napoleon and others. Beautiful borders and humorous verse. Mild soiling of covers. Wear to corners. Mild wear to edges of spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $200.00

10908
Twain, Mark (Samuel L Clemens) and Charles Dudley Warner.- The Gilded Age. A Tale of Today. Fully Illustrated from New Designs by Hoppin, Stephens, Williams, White, etc., etc. Sold by Subscription Only Hartford, CT. American Publishing Company. 1874. Illustrated First Edition (?), Second Printing, Mixed State. 576 pp. 8vo. Brown publisher╒s cloth with plain edges. Titled and decorated in gilt on spine and front cover. Speckled edges. BAL 3357. MacDonnell, Firsts, Vol 8, No. 7/8, 1998, pp. 36-8. Twain's first novel. Warner, his neighbor, was his co-author of this satire on the American pursuit of wealth. Only a small number of the first editions bear the 1873 date. Col. Sellers bears the name "Beriah", thus, probably the Second Printing. On title page is Cincinnati imprint as well as Hartford imprint. Most of First Edition errors listed in BAL are corrected, but this issue has some of the broken type characteristics, e.g. on pp. 302, 409.14, and 473 (see MacDonnell). Has no terminal ads.Folding map present p. 246 with tear at base not involving image. Bookseller's tag on front pastedown. Wear at ends of spine, corners and edges. Front hinge cracked half way up from tail. Mildly shaken. Else, text block Very Good.
Price: $175.00

10909
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.- Outre-Mer, A Pilgrimage beyond the Sea. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1850. Fourth Edition. 374 pp. + 4 pp. publisher╒s catalogue at front. 8vo Brown blind-embossed publisher's cloth. Gilt titling on spine. Yellow end papers. T.e.g. Livingston, pp. 16-22, 45. BAL 12408. Wright I, 17-20. Sketches of scenes in France, Spain and Italy and comments on their literature, Based on Longfellow's personal travels in those countries, the first trip in 1826-9. Some were originally published in New England Magazine in 1831-3 and a few in 1834. The first book edition was published in 2 volumes by Harpers in 1835. While this book was being published in the Harper's edition, Longfellow was offered (and he accepted) a professorship of modern languages by Harvard, to succeed the great George Ticknor. A new revised edition of this book was published in one volume in 1846 by Ticknor & Co. (Wright I, 1720 for this edition) The text had been revised and two essays omitted. Milld wear at ends of spine and corners. Owner's elaborate bookplate on front pastedown: "Isaac Norris". Else, Very Good +.
Price: $145.00

10914
Dumas, Alexandre.- The Foresters New York. D. Appleton & Co. 1854. First American Edition. Translated from the manuscript and published simultaneously with French Edition. The half-title is in French, while the title page is in English. 226 pp. + 14 pp. publisher╒s catalogue at rear. 12mo. Brown publisher╒s cloth embossed in the blind on covers. Titled in gilt on spine. Alexandre Dumas, père (1802-70), the noted French Romanticist, was author also of "The Three Muketeers", "The Count of Monte Christo", "The Man In the Iron Mask", etc. His father was a Napoleonic general, but he took his name from his mother, a black slave from Haiti. His illegitimate but acknowledged son (one among at least three), also Alexandre Dumas, followed him in the literary tradition ("The Lady of the Camellias"). The father has been ever popular as a novelist, in America, where in the modern era he is most famous for the film adaptations of his novels. "The Forest Rangers" was simultaneously published in France and in America, the translation having been drawn from the manuscript. Dumas later converted it to a play. Active also in writing for magazines, making adaptations, authoring a cookbook, he was even more famous for his plays. Like Charles Dickens, he often wrote serial novels and made much money. He was often in debt from his profligacy. A romantic life for a romantic author. Wear at ends of spine. Corners bumped. Few spots on text edges. Mild foxing. Else, Very Good.
Price: $100.00

10921
Fitzgerald, Edward (Translator).- The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Co, N. D. 8 unsigned stylized illustrations including frontispiece in color, laid down in decorative border, possibly after originals in pen and watercolor. Possibly one of several versions by Willy Pogany.- First Edition in this format. 94 pp. 16mo. Full Calf. Ruled, with embossed floral decoration and gilt titling, all on spine and front cover. T.e.g. Marbled greyish tan end papers. Pages uncut. A lovely copy of the great poem in quatrains, originally translated in 1859 by Edward Fitzgerald. All pages with background decorated with tracery, flowers and leaves. Elaborate title page with decorations in elaborate style of Persian miniatures, and titling in pseudo-Arabic script. Half-title in similar script enclosed in decorative medallion. All full page illustrations laid down. A very nice and uncommon production. Very mild wear at ends of spine and corners and edges of covers. A tiny spot of stain or foxing at edge of text block. Front cover with mild curvature. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

10947
Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge, (pseudonym: Lewis Carroll).- Feeding the Mind. With a Prefatory Note by William H. Draper. London. Chatto & Windus. 1907. First Edition. 31 pp. Small 8vo. Red buckram spine. Grey stiff paper wraps decorated and titled in red and black Half title. WMGC 290. 291. Taylor 540, 605. The text is a short public (unusual for him) lecture given by Carroll in 1884, comparing the feeding of the mind with the feeding of the body, delivered with sly humor. The manuscript was presented to Draper. It was first published by Harper's Monthly Magazine, Vol. 112, pp. 937-9, May, 1906. It was issued separately, a year later in various covers, one as here in wraps. A few chips at edges of wraps. Slight toning of covers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $85.00

10948
Mark Twain (pseudonym) [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne].- The Late Benjamn Franklin. San Francisco, CA. The Zamorano and Roxburghe Clubs. 1980. Illustrated by Thomas Nast. First Edition in this format. 3 pp. Fo. Blue stiff paper wraps, printed in blue on front cover. Alan Dietch and Kenneth M. Johnson, both of the Roxburghe Club, presented this as a keepsake for the 15th Joint Biennial Bash of the Zamorano and Roxburghe Clubs in September 1980. Enlarged 50% from the original, it includes, printed in red, the original illustrations by Thomas Nast. The keepsake was designed and lithographed by Lawton Kennedy, printer. Near Fine.
Price: $35.00

10959
[Sheet Music] Glover, Stephen (Music) and Charles Jefferys (Words).- Dred. Song. [London], Printed by Stannard and Dixon. N.D. [ca. 1856] Cover illustration signed by A. Laby; lithography also by Laby. First Edition. 7 pp. Disbound. A dramatic and forceful cover illustration of Dred in the swamp on music adapted from Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1856 novel "Dred". Charles Jefferys (1807-65) was a noted lyricist and publisher. Originally (1840) a musical partner of composer Sydney Nelson, Jefferys after 1843 wrote many lyrics for musical settings by Stephen Glover and his brother Charles Glover (1806-63), the latter the composer and the violinist at Drury Lane and Covent Garden. Stephen Glover (1813-70) was very popular in both England and America. He wrote over 1500 compositions, including many marches at the time of the Crimean War. After copyright reform in 1842, most books, ballads and pamphlets printed in Britain were registered at Stationer's Hall, the guildhall dating back to 1557. It was useful for copyright purposes, as was done here. Auguste-Franìois Laby (1784-1860) was a prominent lithographer in Britain, whose work is represented in the Royal Collection as well as the Spellman Collection of Victorian Music Covers at the University of Reading (UK). The printers, Stannard and Dixon were prominent printers, active ca. 1840-60. Closely trimmed, cutting off most of title and possibly publisher's information. Tidal mark in right margin of covers. Spine detached between pp. 2 & 3. Mild foxing.
Price: $300.00

7618
Payne, George A. Mrs. Gaskell. A Brief Biography. Manchester. Sherratt & Hughes. 1929. Illustrated with frontispiece & portraits. First Edition. 94 pp. 8vo. Blue cloth spine and marble paper covered boards with paper labe on front coverl. Front edge untrimmed. A friendly, intimate portrait of the biographer of Charlotte Brontë, the author of novels of the Industrial Revolution, journalism for Charles Dickens’ “Household Words”, etc. Edges of Cover and corners slightly worn. Slightly shaken. Else, Very Good.
Price: $95.00

10842
Tennyson, Alfred Lord (Words) and Dolores (Music).- The Brook. Boston. Oliver Ditson & Co. N.D. [1865–70] First Edition. 5 pp. Catalogue of piano music on rear cover. Fo. Disbound. Printed (several typefaces) front cover with elaborate decorative border, stereotyped by Peters & Son. W. A. Fisher, “150 Years of Music Publishing in the U. S.”. Krummel and Sadie, Music Printing and Publishing (Norton). pp. 363–4 (for Peters). Owner’s signature in pencil on front cover. Tennyson’s (1809–92) great poem, “The Brook”, here set to music for piano and voice, by the composer Dolores and published by Ditson about 1865–1870, dated from the name & address of the firm and the additional publishers (see Fisher). Peters & Son, the stereotypists, may have been one of the congeners of W. C. Peters Co., music publishers and engravers prominent at the period, who in the 1870’s sold out to Oliver Ditson. Slight toxing and soiling of cover... Hinge separating. Else, Very Good.
Price: $100.00

10843
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (Words) and William R. Dempster (Music).- The Rainy Day. Boston. Oliver Ditson. 1847. First Edition. 7 pp. Fo. Disbound.Engraved decorated cover BAL, Vol. 5, p. 627. A poem of Longfellow, published first in “Ballads” of 1842. Here it is set to music by William Richardson Dempster (1809–71). A Scottish born composer and pianist who performed a series of popular ballad concerts in New York and elsewhere in mid-19th century (Vera B. Lawrence, Strong on Music, Vol. Ip. 226). Dempster composed such ballads to the text of poems by Longfellow, as here, Tennyson and others. Small chip from lower corner of cover. A few spots of foxing.. Else, Very Good.
Price: $150.00

10844
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (Words) and James Ernest Perring (Music).- Beware! Cavatina. Words by H. W. Longfellow, Composed and Respectfully Dedcated to Ephraim Leonard Corning by James Ernest Perring. New York. William A. Pond & Co. 1864. First Edition by this composer. 7 pp. Fo. Disbound.Engraved decorated cover BAL, Vol. 5, p. 624. A poem of Longfellow, here set to music by James Ernest Perring (1822–89), a London born composer of art songs who sang tenor with great success in New York, London and elsewhere in mid-19th century. He ranked “with the leading tenors of the day, and sang frequently with Jennie Lind …[and others]. He achieved his greatest distinction in oratorio, and was probably unsurpassed for purity of tone and artistic conception…He was a thorough all-round musician and was a composer of some note” (New York Times, Obituary, Jan. 16, 1889). This song was one of his most noted compositions. Several versions exist of the musical setting of this poem by Longfellow; the first, under the title “I Knew a Maiden Fair”, was composed by C. S. T. and published by Firth & Hall in 1842. A few spots of foxing.. Else, Very Good.
Price: $150.00

10849
Byron, [George Gordon Noel] Lord.- Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage. A Romaunt. Boston. Ticknor & Co. 1886. Illustrated. Engraved by A. V. Anthony First Illustrated Edition in this format. 8vo. Full tan tree calf with gilt titling on black leather labels and gilt decoration on spine, gilt border on covers and elaborate gilt dentelles. Marbled paper end papers. A.e.g. Gilt very bright A lovely edition of Byron’s Childe Harold, complete . A great production by the 19th Century publisher Ticknor & Co. Heavy paper stock and 64 illustrations and engravings (including headpieces and tailpieces and frontispiece portrait of Byron, protected by tissue guard). In a n elegant binding. Corners slightly bumped. Mild wear at ends of spine and chip from head of spine. Hinges starting, esp. at front cover. Else Very Good.
Price: $110.00

10881
Grimm, Jakob und Wilhelm.-3 Kinder- und Hausmärchen Gesammelt durch die Brüder Jakob und Wlhelm Grimm. Herausgegeben von Herman Grimm. Mit Dreizehn Bildern nach Zeichnungen von Paul Meyerheim Gütersloh C. Bertelsmann. 1890 Illustrated with chromoithographic plates after drawiings by Paul Meyerheim, engraved by R. Loëziske. Kleine Ausgabe, Vierzigste Auflage. 288 pp. Small 8vo Brown embossed and illustrated publisher’s cloth. Gilt titling and illustration on spine. Rear cover embossed in the blind with ruling and device. Front cover embossed with illustration of Hansel and Gretel with old witch, in black with black ruling. T.e.g. Other edges marbled. Grey end papers. A lovely nineteenth century edition of the tales of the Brothers Grimm, in German. The tales, collected chiefly from oral tradition, through field work by the brothers, who were academic linguists, were originally published in 1812–19, The collection was perhaps the first work of folklore, although a few of the stories were derived from printed works. This very attractive edition has excellent chromolithographic illustrations. Bookseller’s tag (New York) on front pastedown. Owner’s signature on front free end paper. Very mild wear at ends of spine, edges and corners. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $110.00

10894
Trollope, Anthony.- George Walker at Suez. Mt. Carmel, CT. Turtle Press. N.D. [ca. 1970] First Edition in this format. 31 unnumbered pages. 8vo Buff stiff paper wraps, illustrated. “ ‘George Walker at Suez’ is the comical story of an ill-natured British businessman on an Egyptian holiday and the misadventures of his trip to Suez.’ (Note on rear cover). Trollope (1815–82) was a prolific author. His daily job was in the British Postal Service, but he managed to write 35 novels and at least as much other work. Near Fine.
Price: $23.00

6412
Chesterfield, Lord [Philip Dormer Stanhope, Fourth Earl of Chesterfield].- Lord Chesterfield’s Advice to His Son on Men and Manners; or a New System of Education. In Which the Principles of Politeness, the Art of Acquiring Knowledge of the World, with Every Instruction Necessary to Form a Man of Honour, Virtue, Taste, and Fashion, Are Laid Down in a Plain, Easy, Familiar Manner, Adapted to Every Station and Capacity. The Whole Arranged on a Plan Entirely New. N.P. [? Edinburgh]. N.Pub. 1775. Edition not stated. Probably the First Edition with this title, either a variant of the first Edinburgh edition or an unrecorded First American Edition. 120 pp. 16mo. (in 4's). Full brown calf on 4 bands.. Titled in gilt (? residue of red leather Label). Gulick, (PBSA, Vol. 29,1939, pp. 1–114) p. 53 (Index to the Editions, #92). See also: Gulick, 2ndEd, #92. Very Early Edition of Lord Chesterfield's (1694–1773) advice to his natural son, Philip Stanhope, whom he adored. First published under the title "Letters Written by the Late Right Honorable...." in London by Dodsley in 1774, the volume was edited by Philip Stanhope's wife Eugenia and went through many editions to the current time. An amended edition for a more general audience was published under the title, as here, "Lord Chesterfield's Advice...," first in Edinburgh in 1775. This example is possibly a specimen of the latter publication, an unrecorded variant. There is, however, no imprint in this copy, which also has minor variations on the title page and includes a variant in the attribution of the printing date; however, it collates precisely, including capiitalizations, to the First Edinburgh Edition and has the layout and bibliographic details as described in Gulick . An unrecorded American edition is quite possible. If so, likely a 1775 piracy, it would clearly be the first American edition, as the putative first American edition is a 1781 imprint in Philadelphia, also paginated viii, 126 pp. The binding, type and paper could well be American The signatures of the known Philadelphia edition are different (Gulick 96, Evans 17372, Sabin 90230) from the Edinburgh edition. The putative second known edition of this title was published in London, also in 1775, with additional material (the Marchioness de Lambert's Advice to her Son) and states itself to be the Second Edition. This latter adaptation was extraordinarily popular. Hinges cracked. Corners and covers worn. Probably recased in original binding. Else, Very Good.
Price: $2,000.00

7129
Shakespeare, William The Complete Works of [William] Shakspere; Revised from the Original Editions: with a Memoir, and Essay on His Genius by Barry Cornwall. Illustrated with Engravings on Wood, from Designs by Kenny Meadows; and Numerous Steel Plates, Portraits of Eminent Actors, etc., etc. Vol. I. Comedies. Vol. II. Tragedies. Vol. III Histories. London & New York. The London & New York Printing & Publg. Co. N.D. {ca. 1865–70] Illustrated by Kenny Meadows. First Edition, as Such. 574, 554, 590 pp. + xiv pp. Glossary Small 4to. Three quarters maroon leather with gilt ruling and titling on spine. Red morocco covered boards. Blue silk end papers. Double column format. A.e.g. Everitt, Engish Caricaturists (pp. 355–363) (for Meadows). Introductory remarks by R. H. Horne, et al. Wonderful illustrations by Kenny Meadows (1790–1874), the noted 19th century caricaturist. Meadows was a talented Welsh illustrator, wood-engraver and watercolorist, who had cooperated with the Cruikshanks in joint publications. Beautiful steel-engraved plates and portraits of prominent stage personalities, engraved by Greatbach and others from daguerreotypes. Owner’s signature on front free end paper. Hinges starting internally. Water stain on rear cover of Vol. I. Mild wear at ends and edges of spine and corners. Else, Very Good.
Price: $400.00

7130
Shakspeare, William The Dramatic Works & Poems of William Shakspeare, with Notes, Original and Selected, and Introductory Remarks to Each Play, by Samuel Weller Singer, F.S.A. and A Life of the Poet by Charles Symmons, D.D. In Two Volumes. New York. George Dearborn, Publisher. 1835. Illustrated. Frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare,engraved by Prud’homme after Harvey. Title page and numerous full page plates, engraved by Alexander [or Archibald] L. Dick after Moritz Retzsch, Branche, Rev. W. Peters, Westall, Northcote, Mortim, Tresham, Hopner et al. First Edition, as Such 522, 596 pp. 8vo. Full contemporary tan calf with gilt titling and ruling on spine. Marbled end papers. Marbled page edges. Gilt decoration on edges of covers. T.e.g. AmImp. 40135 (for 1836 edition; 1835 edition not listed). DNB. Stauffer, I p.65, and Groce & Wallace, p. 178 for Dick. A very nice early 19th century American set of Shakespeare, with appropriate scholarship. Singer’s notes were first published in England and here incorporated in the First American Edition of this popular set, supplemented by Symmons’ life of the poet, also first published in England. A handsome edition. The engraver, Dick (ca. 1805–ca. 1855), trained in Edinborough, came to America in 1833 and was active in New York and Brooklyn till his death (? 1855). Charles Symmons (1749–1826) received his D.D. at Cambridge and, in addition to this Life of Shakspeare (1826), wrote an important “Life of Milton”. Singer (1783–1858) was a bookseller and scholar, famous for this edition of the annotated Shakspeare of 1826, incorporating Symmons’ biography of the poet. Abrasions and chips frpm leather covers. Wear at edges and corners of covers. Mild foxing. Mildly shaken. Wormed gutter in a single signature of Vol. I. Else, Very Good.
Price: $450.00

7363
Wilde, Oscar. The Poetical Works of Oscar Wilde Including Poems in Prose with Notes Bibliographic Introduction Index and Facsimiles of Title-Pages. Portland, ME. Thomas B. Mosher. 1908. Illustrated with photographic frontispiece portrait of Wilde by Eliis & Walery in 1892 and facsimiles of title pages of Wilde’s works. Limited edition. One of 750 copes on hand-made Van Gelder paper. 394 pp. Square 8vo. Blue paper covered boards, decorated in a bordered gilt floral cartouche on front and rear covers. Tan paper label on flat spine with printing in red and black. Blue end papers. T.e.g. Pages uncut and untrimmed. An elegant Mosher production, with limited edition, after which the type was distributed. Wear at edges of spine and boards with hinges starting, front and rear at head. Mild toning of spine and leading edge of boards. Else, Very Good.
Price: $250.00

7472
[Music] Paull, E[dward] T[aylor].- Chariot Race or Ben Hur March. New York. E. T. Paull Music Co. 1894. Colored Lithographic Cover. First Edition. 7 pp. Fo. Printed paper wraps. A popular march illustrating a scene from "Ben Hur", at the time a very popular novel and more recently, a blockbuster film. The cover is grandly decorated and illustrated by a vivid color illustration, a stipple lithograph, of the dramatic chariot race from the novel. A glorious production at the peak of sheet music production. In 1894, as the Ben-Hur craze grew in America, following Wallace’s 1880 publication (Harper’s) of his novel, E. T. Paull, with permission of Harper and Wallace, published this sheet music for solo piano and for four hands. It “attracted potential buyers with its vivd cover featuring a chariot race……Such popular Ben-Hur items proliferated in newly invented media. The year the player piano was perfected Paull’s ‘Chariot Race or Ben Hur March was transferred to piano roll, and over the next few years a number of different companies …issued Ben Hur piano rolls. John Philip Sousa himself transcribed the piece for his own band and recorded it.” (Jon Solomon, Ephemera News, Spring 2008, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp.14, 16) “Respectfully Dedicated to Gen. Lew Wallace, Author of ‘Ben Hur’.” Spine reinforced neatly with linen band. Mild soiling of cover. Else, Very Good.
Price: $145.00

7986
Camoens, Luis de.- Poems, from the Portuguese of Luis de Comoens: with Remarks on His Life, Writings, Notes, &c., &c. Philadelphia. H. Maxwell. 1805. First American Edition. 129 pp. Paper Covered Boards with Printed Title on Paper Spine. Leather (Calf?) Strips Pasted over Most of Spine in Crude Repair (of Hinges?). AI 8127. NUC 0067958 An English translation with American imprint of poems of Luis de Camoens, the 16th century national Hero/Poet of Portugal, with a life of the poet and numerous notes. Camoens is most noted for his epic poem "Os Luisadas." He was a glamorous figure, but frustrated in his loves, his political aspirations and in his appreciation by his countrymen till after his death, in 1579, in poverty and neglect. Smythe (1780–1855), a member of the British diplomatic service as secretary of the legation in Lisbon as a young man, published this translation in 1803 in London, shortly after joining the service. Binding, as above. Pages untrimmed. Water stain on preliminary pages. Else, Very Good.
Price: $385.00

8171
Styron, William.- The Confessions of Nat Turner. A Novel. New York. Random House. 1967. First Edition. 428 pp. 8vo. Black publisher's cloth. D.J. The 1968 Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Few small chips at head of D.J. spine. Decorations very bright. Very Good in Very Good D.J.
Price: $175.00

8209
Alcott, Louisa M[ay].- Nelly's Hospital, in "Our Young Folks. An Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls." Volume I, No. IV, pp. 267–277, 1865. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1865. Illustrated. First Edition. 11 pp. 8vo. Bound Volume in Half Leather and Cloth Covered Boards, with Gilt Decoration and Titling. See: BAL 150. A charming story about a little girl who wants to be a nurse and learns compassion by caring for wounded birds and other creatures, a story no doubt engendered by Alcott's earlier (and not too happy) experience as a Civil War nurse under the supervision of Dorothea Dix in Washington, at the Union Hotel Hospital. "Nelly's Hospital" was later distributed in pamphlet form by the U. S. Sanitary Commission, which Alcott supported in its work in providing care to the Civil War wounded. It is also an important publication in revealing Alcott's confidence in the ability of women to undertake independent action for social good when encouraged and given the opportunity. This story was a strike for women's liberation and action. The volume contains other stories, etc. by Harriet Beecher Stowe, John G. Whittier, L. Maria Child, and others. Poem by Longfellow. The entire "The Cruise of the Leopold" in three parts by Oliver Optic. Wood engravings by Thomas Nast (p. 568), Augustus Hoppin (p.534 and p. 771). Bookplate of W. G. Boardman of Hartford, CT on front pastedown. Wear at edges of leather. Front hinge starting internally. Else, Very Good.
Price: $350.00

10733
[Chap Book]. Kenney, Charles Lamb.- The Life and Career of Dion Boucicault, Written by His Schoolfellow. New York. The Graphic Company. 1883.32 pp. Illustrated with 12 woodcuts, including the cover and frontispiece portrait and illustrations of scenes from his productions. First Edition. 32 pp.+ ad for one of Boucicault’s productions on rear cover. 3 7/8” W x 4 3/4” H. Illustrated tan printed paper wraps. Bolton, Dickens Dramatized. Dion[ysius] Boucicault [or, Boursiquot] (1822–1890)was an Irish born actor, producer and writer in mid-nineteenth century London and America, especially known for his dramatizations and productions of Charles Dickens’s works. He had been raised by Dionysius Lardner (1793–1859), the noted English scientist (University College, London) and popularizer of science. Lardner was rumored to have been his father, but this is denied by Kenney, a longtime friend and observer of Boucicault. Boucicault developed the star system in the theatre, introducing Henry Irving and Joseph Jefferson. He also changed the finances of the theatre, with the result that the writer/producer shared in the profits of successful dramatic productions. Moreover, he authored about 150 plays. Very Scarce. Very Good.
Price: $175.00

10741
[Sheet Music]. Q.Q.C.S. (Words) and Giuseppi Verdi (Music). Arranged by M. Wilson.- St. Clare to His Daughter. “O Eva! Art Thou Gone?” Words Suggested by “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and Published by Permission from the Glasgow Citizen. Glasgow, Scotland. W. & H. R. Mitchison N.D. [After 1852]. Colored lithographic image on cover. 3 pp. Fo. Disbound. Illustrated paper wraps Not at Harvard, Yale or Brown (Harris Coll.), World Cat or Copac (UK) A song from a British version of a dramatic musical setting of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. An eloquent scene from “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” as St. Clare reflects on Eva’s death. Dramatic colored lithographic image on cover of St. Clare in mourning at Eva’s tombstone. “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” had an impact n Britain almost as strong as that in America. There were many “Tom’s Plays” there as well. Very Scarce. Covers soiled and mildly foxed. Water stain on lower 20%. Old tear at edge of front cover, mended long ago with paper tape. Few small edge tears.Corner’s and hinge chipped. ? Trimmed a bit at top and bottom. Else, Good.
Price: $500.00

10743
Alcott, Louisa M[ay].- Lulu’s Library. Volume I. Boston. Roberts Brothers. 1886. First Edition. 269 pp. + 3 pp. publishr’s ads at rear 16mo. Elaborately embossed illustrated and decorated mustard yellow covers with black and red accents. T.e.g. Floral end papers. BAL 210. Twelve stories by Louisa May Alcott, written for her niece as bedtime stories, now collected as a Christmas gift to her children readers. Similar stories are presented in two more volumes of Lulu’s Library, Volume II in 1887 and Volume III in 1889. Slightly cocked. Shaken, End papers marred by adherent paper residues and removed adherent material. (No evidence of ex libris state). Covers bright and quite clean. Mild foxing. Else, Good +.
Price: $225.00

10744
Alcott, Louisa M[ay].- Beginning Again. Being a Continuation of Work: A Story of Experience London. Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle. 1875. Illustrated with 12 black and white wood engravings by Sol Eytinge. First English Edition. 226 pp. 16mo. Printed stiff paper wraps BAL 176. The second half of the 1873 issued “Work, a Story of Experience”, here issued in England in paper wraps. A somewhat feminist story by Louisa May Alcott, in which a woman achieves independence, capacity for service and fulfillment after the loss of her husband in the Civil War. She achieves her status through a fulfilling occupation, through success as a mother, in activity for social improvement for others (aid to Blacks) and in finding her religious identity. A liberated woman! Bookseller’s title embossed in the blind on front end paper and title page. Very uncommon. Lacks front cover and most of paper spine and final illustration. Small tears in title page. Else, Good +.
Price: $100.00

10746
Sullivan, Arthur and P[rocida] Bucalossi.- Selections from the Opera of the Mikado or the Town of Titipu. Waltzes. Boston and Chicago. White, Smith & Co. N.D. [1885]. 10 pp. Fo. Engraved, decorated light blue-green wraps. Engraved title. A set of waltzes based on Sullivan’s themes from The Mikado. Arranged by Procida Bucalossi (1831–1918), who had a penchant for arranging Gilbert & Sullivan musical material. These arrangements were with the permission of Richard D’Oyly Carte, who thought well of Bucalossi. D’Oyly Carte had, in fact, bought the theatrical rights to Bucalossi’s most famous production, “Les Manteaux Noirs”. Bucalossi was a composer/conductor, who was the house arranger for Chappell & Co. of dance themes from the Savoy operas from “Pricess Ida”, on. He was famous for his arrangement of “A Hunting We Will Go”. His son, called Ernest Elton, was the conductor of the orchestra of the D’Oyly Carte Company in 1883 for “HMS Pinafore” and “The Pirates of Penzance”. Delightful music. Cover, title and music show platemarks from the engraved plates throughout. White, Smith & Co. was a prominent music publishing company in the late 19th century, early 20th Century. Founded by Charles Albert White (1829–92) of Taunton and William Francis Smith (1840–91) of New Bedford, it was a participant in a major US Supreme Court decision of 1909 that determined that piano rolls were not infringing on the composer’s and publisher’s copyright. This decision was quickly overturned by Congressional action. Sight soiling of cover. Minimal foxing. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

10763
Chaudhry, Ghulam Ali.- Dickens and Hawthorne. In Essex House Historical Collections. Vol. C, No. 4, October, 1964, pp. 256–273 Salem, MA. Essex Institute. 1964. First Edition. 17 pp. (whole number, 84 pp.). 8vo. Grey prnted and illustrated stiff paper wraps. An interesting article on the views of Hawthorne and Dickens on one another in a single whole issue, The Special Hawthorne Issue. of The Essex institute Historical Collections. Interesting comments on the fanciful in Hawthorne and Dickens, who may not have met, except that Hawthorne was invited to the great Boston dinner at Papanti’s Hall for Dickens in 1842 (it is not clear that Hawthorne went). The rest of the issue has important commentary on Hawthorne. Slight soiling of covers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $40.00

10776
[Carte de Visite]. Supervised by S. B. Heald. Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.) Boston. Warren’s. N.D. [ca.1850’s-60’s] First Edition. 1 p. 2 1/2” x 4 3/16”. A carte de visite of the distinguished poet, author, physician, educator and inventor, Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894), the father of the Supreme Court Jurist. Holmes coined the word anaesthesia, saved the U.S.S. Constitution through his poem “Old Ironsides”, invented the stereoscope and was Dean of Harvard Medical School. He entertained Charles Dickens on the latter’s visits to America and testified at the trial of Professor John White Webster for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, which took place at Harvard Medical School while Holmes was Dean. An undated photograph, but Warren’s was active by the 1860’s and there is a photo from 1867 of Edward Jackson Holmes by Warren at Harvard. Very Good +.
Price: $195.00

10800
Kipling, Rudyard.- Doctors. An Address Delivered to the Students of the Medical School of the Middlesex Hospital, 1st October, 1908. With a Preface. Sold for the Benefit of Middlesex Hospital. London. Macmillan and Co. 1908. Frontispiece photograph of Kipling. First Edition. 32 pp. 12mo. Limp red cloth with black lettering and swastika device on front cover. Martindell, #88. Livingston, #312. In 1908, Kipling was invited to distribute prizes at the opening session of the Middlesex Hospital Medical School. This address, while reprinted in "The Ladies' Home Journal," January, 1909, has never been collected in Kipling's Works. The preface consists of a brief history of Middlesex Hospital (founded 1745) and its Medical School (founded in 1835). There follows, as transition, the poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes "The Two Armies." Kipling, who suffered from depression and other illnesses, saw Life as a long fight for Time and saw Doctors as one of the major defenses of the patient in that war. Bookplate, on verso of front cover, of James Ramsay Hunt (1874–1937), a prominent neurologist. Inscription to Hunt on front free end paper from Beatrice Hickson (posssibly A. Beatrice Hickson, the illustrious World War I female poet)... Soiled. Else, Good+.1937
Price: $90.00

10502
Perry, William, of Kelso, Scotland.- The Royal Standard English Dictionary. Worcester, MA. Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews. 1801. Sixth American Edition. 596 pp. 12mo (5 1/2” x 5”). Contemporary Mottled Calf. See Evans, 21385, 25982, 27495, 30093, 38236 (for first 5 editions). First published in Worcester, by Isaiah Thomas, this is the first dictionary published in America. In 1800, Thomas moved the publication to Boston, together with Ebenezer T. Andrews. The dedication page of the First Edition of 1788 persists in this copy which lacks the first signature, including the title page; Thomas dedicated it to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Appendix, including its title page indicates that this is the Sixth American Edition, as printed in 1801 in Boston. Spine and covers worn at ends, edges and corners. Covers detached, but present. A defective copy lacking preliminary pages, including title page. Toning of pages. Else, Very Good.
Price: $275.00

10516
Poe, Edgar Allan.- Descent into the Maelstrom. Reprinted from Gaham’s Magazine in the Portland Transcript. A Weekly Journal Devoted to Literature, News, etc. Charles P. Ilsley, Editor. Volume V. Number 5. Saturday, May 15, 1841, pp. 35–37. Portland, ME. Short & Pennell. 1841. First Edition of the newspaper. Second Appearance of the Poe story, in the same month as its first publication. Unrecorded. 6 pp. (full issue). Fo. Unbound Newspaper Issue. Heartman & Canny, p. 93 (for first issue). Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849), poet, author (especially of short stories), critic and editor, inventor of the modern mystery story genre, was editor of Graham’s Magazine for several years from 1841. He contributed “A Descent into the Maelstrom” to Volume 18, p. 235 ff, in May 1841. Almost immediately, still in May, 1841, it appeared in this weekly newspaper (not noted by Heartman and Canny). Likely a piracy, though with attribution, this printing, complete in itself, must be the second appearance of the story. Very early newspaper reprints of the story are extremely rare. Pages separated at spine. Mild Foxing. Else, Very Good.
Price: $525.00

10574
Raleigh, Sir Walter.- The Poems of Sir Walter Raleigh. Boston and New York. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1929. First Edition in this format. 200 pp. 8vo, Black publisher’s cloth spine and blue marbled paper covered boards. A modern compilation of Sir Walter Raleigh’s poems. The introduction is a helpful literary and critical biography. Latham criticizes Brydges 1811 selection as too inclusive, accepting the baseless theory that “Ignoto” was Raleigh’s exclusive pen name. There are a list of previous publications of the poems and a scholarly section of annotations. A very useful and critical volume. Gilt fading from spine. corners and edges of boards worn. Bold inscription in ink on front free end paper. Else, Very Good.
Price: $100.00

10628
Rowe. Nicholas.- The Fair Penitent. A Tragedy, Written by Nicholas Rowe, Esq. Marked with Variations in the Manager’s Book, at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden. London. Printed by M. Brown, for T. and W. Lowndes; J. Nicholls; W. Nicoll; and S. Bladon. 1784. Full-page frontispiece engravings of Mrs. Siddons drawn by Stodhard, engraved by Heath) as Calista and Mr. Laikin (drawn by Dod, engaved by Walker) as Horatio. Early Edition. 60 pp. 12mo. Disbound. Sewn. Concise DNB. H. Delaborde, Engraving: Its Origin, Processes and History (1886), p.334. Quotation from Virgil’s “Aeneid” on title page. Nicholas Rowe (1674–1718), son of a wealthy lawyer, inherited a large fortune at the age of nineteen. He gave up the law and became a poet and dramatist. On the accession of George I, Rowe became surveyor of customs. In 1715, he was appointed poet laureate. His first play (1700) was “The Ambitious Stepmother”, followed by “Tamarlane” (1702). “The Fair Penitent” (1703) attracted the approbation of Samuel Johnson. It included the character of Lothario, whose rakish behavior lent a new eponym to the English language. Rowe died at 45 and is buried in Westminster Abbey. “Stodhard” was possibly Thomas Stothard ( 1755–1834), a noted artist, whose illustration of “Pilgrimage to Canterbury) was also engraved by James Heath.The engraver in this volume is also likely James Heath (1757–1834). Walker is likely William Walker (1729–1793), who introduced the process of rebiting into engraving technique, a pupil of his brother Anthony (1726–1765). Very Good, except for the lack of binding and rear end paper.
Price: $125.00

10632
Thomson, James.- Tancred and Sigismunda. A Tragedy, Written by James Thomson, Esq. Marked with Variations in the Manager’s Book, at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane. London. Printed [? by M. Brown], for J. F. Rivington; W. and A. Strahan; T. and W. Lowndes; S. Crowder; R. Horsfield; J. Nichols; G. Robinson; T. cadell; W. Goldsmith; G. Nicol; and W. Fox. 1784. Full-page frontispiece engravings of Mr. Garrick in Act IV, Scene II, as Tancred, drawn from life by Isaac Taylor and engraved by Collyer. Early Edition. 66 pp. 12mo. Disbound. Sewn. Concise DNB. S. Jung, Mod. Lang. Rev., Vol. 99, No. 4, Oct., 2004, 889–901. A nice and uncommon edition of Thomson’s play which had starred David Garrick and Mrs. Cibber in the title roles. In 1784, Mr. [John Philip] Kemble (uncle of actress, writer and abolitionist Fanny Kemble) and his sister, Mrs. [Sarah] Siddons led the cast, which included another Miss Kemble, (possibly Elizabeth Satchell K., wife of Stephen Kemble) as well. It was first published in 1745 and recommended for production by William Pitt.. Lines omitted in the performance are enclosed by inverted commas. The play contrasts notions of love, honor and duty, i.e. individualism and self-determination vs. heroic drama, in 18th C. Britain (S. Jung). Thomson (1700–48), born in Scotland, was the author of “Rule Brittania” and “The Seasons” Admired by Samuel Johnson, he is seeing growing appreciation for his poetry and drama. Isaac Taylor (1730–1807) was the first of three generations , all named so, each a noted artist and engraver, writer and inventor (The Taylors of Ongar). Joseph Collyer (1748–1827) was a student of Anthony Walker (1726–65) and became especially noted for his engravings of historical scenes. He became Portrait Engraver to the notorious Queen Charlotte. Frontispiece detached. Else, Very Good, except for the lack of binding.
Price: $125.00

10633
Hoadly, Dr. [Benjamim].- The Suspicious Husband, A Comedy, Written by Dr. Hoadly. Marked with Variations of the Manager’s Book, at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane. London. Printed [by M. Brown] for W. Lowndes, W. Nicoll and S. Bladon. 1787. Full-page frontispiece engravings of Mrs. Baddeley in the lead in 1776, drawn from life by Parkinson, engraved by James Taylor Early Edition. 72 pp. 12mo. Disbound. Sewn. DNB. Benjamin Hoadly (1706-1756), son of the Bishop f Winchester, was a prominent physician, member of the Royal Society and Physician to the Prince of Wales. Fond of the theatre, he wrote this comedy which was first performed at Covent Garden in 1747. The Prologue was written by the illustrious David Garrick (1717-1779), who acted in the first performance. Hoadly was allegedly assisted in the writing of “The Suspicious Husband” by his brother, John (1711–1776). Sophia Baddeley (1745–86), was a prominent actress and singer, noted for her Ophelia at Drury Lane in 1765.She had been introduced to the theatre by her husband, Robert Baddeley, one of the original cast of “School for Scandal”. [Thomas] Parkinson (fl. 1769–1789) was “a portrait painter, chiefly known as a painter of theatrical portraits and groups” (DNB). James Taylor (1745–99), the engraver, was a partner of his brother Isaac (i) of the Taylors of Ongar, engraving maps as well as book illustrations. Very Good, except for the lack of binding.
Price: $125.00

10634
Centlivre, Mrs. [Susanna].- The Busy Body. A Comedy Written by Mrs. Centlivre. As It Is Now Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden. London. Printed [by M. Brown] for T. Lowndes, T. Caslon, W. Nicoll and S. Bladon. 1782. Full-page frontispiece engraving of Mr. Woodward in the lead in 1776, drawn from life by isaac Taylor, engraved by J. Basire. Early Edition. 72 pp. 12mo. Disbound. Sewn. DNB. N. Copeland (Editor), “The Bold Stroke”, Broadview Edition. This comedy was the most noted work of Susanna Centlivre (1667–1723), née Freeman and sometime Susanna Carroll. She had a lurid youth with 3 marriages, some undocumented, in a few years. Her last husband was cook to Queen Anne and King George I. Widely known and celebrated for her comedic work, she was explicitly feminist and politically active, supporting Hanoverian and, later, Whig causes. Lampooned by Pope in “The Dunciad”, she had a short life, but a long career of performance as one of the foremost playwrights of the 18th century. Mrs. Centlivre was capable of “masterful plotting of comic intrigue” (Copeland). One of Garrick’s favorite roles was the lead in “The Busy Body”. Henry Woodward (1714–77) was a noted actor of his day, particularly in comic parts. Much of his early work was in variants of the “Beggar’s Opera”; later he was a colleague of David Garrick, often alternating roles. Isaac Taylor (1730–1807) was the first of three generations , all named so, each a noted artist and engraver, writer and inventor (The Taylors of Ongar). James Basire (1730–1802) was the second in a four-generation family of engravers. William Blake was his apprentice. Among his noted works are views of Oxford, after Turner. This work (The Busy Body) was the first with which the author used the name Centlivre. Very Good, except for the lack of binding.
Price: $125.00

10635
Centlivre, Mrs. [Susanna].- A Bold Stroke for a Wife. A Comedy Written by Mrs. Centlivre. Marked with Variarions in the Manager’s Book. at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden. London. Printed [by M. Brown] for T. Lowndes, T. Caslon, W. Nicoll and S. Bladon. 1783. Full-page frontispiece engraving of Mr.Shuter in the lead in 1776, drawn from life by isaac Taylor, engraved by Walker. Early Edition. 72 pp. 12mo. Disbound. Sewn. DNB. N. Copeland (Editor), “The Bold Stroke”, Broadview Edition. This comedy was among the most noted work of Susanna Centlivre (1667–1723), née Freeman and sometime Susanna Carroll. She had a lurid youth with 3 marriages, some undocumented, in a few years. Her last husband was cook to Queen Anne and King George I. Widely known and celebrated for her comedic work, she was explicitly feminist and politically active, supporting Hanoverian and, later, Whig causes. Lampooned by Pope in “The Dunciad”, she had a short life, but a long career of performance as one of the foremost playwrights of the 18th century. Mrs. Centlivre was capable of “masterful plotting of comic intrigue” (Copeland). Edward Shuter (1728–76) was a noted actor of his day, often working with Garrick. Born in poverty, he found success on the stage, starting in Cibber’s “The Schoolboy”, but performing often in parts of older men. He was noted for roles as the first Hardcastle in “She Stoops to Conquer” (1773) and Sir Anthony Absolute in “The Rivals” (1775). He was “a wit, a drunkard and a gambler” (DNB). Isaac Taylor (1730–1807) was the first of three generations , all named so, each a noted artist and engraver, writer and inventor (The Taylors of Ongar). Walker is likely William Walker (1729–1793), who introduced the process of rebiting into engraving technique, a pupil of his brother Anthony (1726–1765). Very Good, except for the lack of binding.
Price: $125.00

10674
Harte, F[rancis] Bret.- The Heathen Chinee. Illustrated by Joseph Hull. Chicago. The Western News Company. 1870. Illustrated by Joseph Hull. First Separate Edition, First Issue. 9 cards in envelope. ca. 6” W x 7.5” H. Nine lithographed, numbered cards, with illustration and verse, contained in elaborately printed and decorated paper envelope. also lithographed. BAL 7248B. The Heathen Chinee was originally published by Harte in The Overland Monthly as part of the title "Plain Language from Truthful James." This virtually simultaneous issue on nine lithographed cards in a lithographed envelope is rarely found with the envelope present, as here. It was written as a satire on Swinburne’s “Atalanta in Calydon” (1865) Initially, Harte's satire was misunderstood and the poem was considered racist. Harte, of course, meant the opposite and was satirizing the prevalent idea that this country was being corrupted by cheap Chinese labor. This is the first separate publication of the poem, All points conform to First Printing as noted in BAL 7248. Envelope slightly toned, with chips at right and left margins, not involving text, A few short closed tears and separated, front from back, along lower and right folds. Else, Very Good.
Price: $475.00

6306
[Barrows, William].- The General; or, Twelve Nights in the Hunter’s Camp A Narrative of Real Life. Boston. Lee and Shepard. [1869]. Illustrated by G. G. White. (not in this edition in wraps, although listed so on title page). Cover illustration engraved on by Henry W. Herrick First Edition. 267 pp. 12mo. Illustrated brown paper wraps, as published. Hamilton 1984(Vol. II). NUC: NB 0150959 (only 2 copies listed). Eberstadt 115:106. Hamilton calls for 4 illustrations by George G. White(-1898), engraved by John Andrew-Son. They are not present in this edition in paper wraps. The cover illustration is engraved by Henry Herrick. Burrows, from Reading, MA, claims to be editing this volume by Willard Barrows. The editor has written on Whitman's grave and monument, the Civil War, Indians and Oregon. According to Eberstadt, this volume is the life memoir of Willard Barrows, an early plainsman. It is the narrative of a trip across the plains to Idaho, Montana and California, adventures with the Indians in 1864–5. Barrows was a surveyor and railroad builder . Minor chipping atends of spine. and edges of covers and edge of last page, not involving text. Minimal foxing of end of text block. Owner's signature on title page. Else a very crisp, Very Good copy of a fragile item.
Price: $275.00

6966
Morley, Christopher.- Tales from a Rolltop Desk. Garden City. Doubleday, Page and Co. 1921. Frontispiece drawing by Walter Jack Duncan. First Edition. 262 pp. 8vo. Greenish grey publisher’s cloth spine with paper label. Illustrated and printed paper covered boards Typical Morley stories, anecdotal, some literary, all entertaining, assembled from mostly magazine sources. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Slight soiling of covers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $45.00

6967
Morley, Christopher Thunder on the Left. Toronto and New York. S. B. Gundy and Doubleday, Page & Co. 1925. First Edition. 273 pp. 8vo. Black publisher's cloth and blue printed paper labels on front cover and on spine. Blue end papers. One of Morley’s best works in its first edition.. Small brown stain at corner of early pages. Covers lightly soiled. Lacks dust jacket. Else, Very Good.
Price: $50.00

7028
Pearson, Dr. C[harles] H.- The Cabin on the Prairie. Boston. Lee and Shepard. [1869]. Illustrated, but only on cover of this issue in wraps. First Edition 299 pp. + 6 pp. publisher's ads (incl. rear cover) 12mo. Illustrated brown paper wraps, as published. Hamilton 1716 (Vol. II). NUC: NP 0171033 (only 6 copies listed). Title listed in Eberstadt Index, only. From a mid-19th century series of exciting juveniles. Cover engraved on wood by Kilburn. Hamilton lists 3 illustrations by Herrick in cloth issue. Corners of spine mildly chipped and minor separation of covers. Minimal foxing of end of text block. Owner's signature on title page. Else a very crisp, Very Good copy of a fragile item
Price: $275.00

7029
Pearson, Dr. C[harles] H.- The Young Pioneers of the North-West. The Frontier Stories. Boston. Lee and Shepard. [1870]. Illustrated, but only on cover of this issue in wraps. First Edition. 331 pp. + 6 pp. publisher's ads (incl. rear cover) 12mo. Illustrated brown paper wraps, as published. NUC: NP 0171038 (only 3 copies listed). Eberstadt 113:259;122:285. From a mid-19th century series of exciting stories of the West. This, a story of the alleged captivity of Miss Alice McElroy. Tail of spine mildly chipped; covers separating for ca. 1 cm. at head of spine. Slight toning of covers and foxing of edges of text block. Owner's signature on front free flyleaf. Overall a very tight, Very Good copy of a fragile and scarce item.
Price: $275.00

8080
Raleigh, Sir Walter.- The Poems of Sir Walter Raleigh: Now First Collected. With a Biographical and Critical Introduction by Sir [Samuel] Egerton Brydges, K.J. London. Privately Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1814. Second Edition. 79 pp. 8vo. Brown paper covered boards with printed paper label on spine. Edges untrimmed. Brushfield 215 (1886 edition), 280 (2nd Ed.). The first edition, also printed privately, was issued in 4to in only 100 copies. This second edition was rushed into print to satisfy a great demand. This was the first attempt to collect the complete poetical works attributed to Raleigh. A problem was that much of Raleigh's writings remained unpublished during his lifetime (suppressed by the climate of James I), some being first printed only after the death of Charles I. The Collected Works (1751) contained only 9 poems. By 1829, 39 were collected, but Brushfield disputes the authorship of some. Several of the poems were first issued as broadsides. Front cover detached, but present. Spine cracked along length with sprung signature. Few spots. Text Very Good.
Price: $600.00

8148
[Cabinet Photo, Engraved].- William Makepeace Thackeray. New York. H. B. Hall & Sons. N.D. First Edition. 1 p. 5” x 7”. Gilt edges. Rounded corners. Groce & Wallace, pp. 284–5. An excellent engraving from a drawing of Thackeray. H. B. Hall & Sons were a prominent engraving and publishing firm in New York in the period of ca. 1850–1880. Many of their engravings are in the collection of the NYPL. Henry Bryan Hall, Sr. (1808–1884) was the patriarch of the firm, continued by his sons till ca. 1899. Trained in London, they came to New York in 1850. Some were successful portraitists as well, with H. B. H. Sr. having executed the portrait work in the plate of Hayter’s painting of the Coronation of Queen Victoria.. Below the image here is an engraved facsimile of Thackeray’s signature. Very Good.
Price: $125.00

8149
[Cabinet Photo, Engraved].- Washington Irving. New York. H. B. Hall & Sons. N.D. First Edition. 1 p. 5” x 7”. Gilt edges. Rounded corners. Groce & Wallace, pp. 284–5. An excellent engraving from a drawing of Irving. H. B. Hall & Sons were a prominent engraving and publishing firm in New York in the period of ca. 1850–1880. Many of their engravings are in the collection of the NYPL. Henry Bryan Hall, Sr. (1808–1884) was the patriarch of the firm, continued by his sons till ca. 1899. Trained in London, they came to New York in 1850. Some were successful portraitists as well, with H. B. H. Sr. having executed the portrait work in the plate of Hayter’s painting of the Coronation of Queen Victoria.. Below the image here is an engraved facsimile of Irving’s signature. Very Good.
Price: $125.00

8150
[Cabinet Photo, Engraved].- Nathaniel Hawthorne. New York. H. B. Hall & Sons. N.D. First Edition. 1 p. 5” x 7”. Gilt edges. Rounded corners. Groce & Wallace, pp. 284–5. An excellent engraving from a drawing of Hawthorne. H. B. Hall & Sons were a prominent engraving and publishing firm in New York in the period of ca. 1850–1880. Many of their engravings are in the collection of the NYPL. Henry Bryan Hall, Sr. (1808–1884) was the patriarch of the firm, continued by his sons till ca. 1899. Trained in London, they came to New York in 1850. Some were successful portraitists as well, with H. B. H. Sr. having executed the portrait work in the plate of Hayter’s painting of the Coronation of Queen Victoria.. Below the image here is an engraved facsimile of Hawthorne’s signature. Very Good. 8150
Price: $125.00

8151
[Cabinet Photo, Engraved].- J. Fenimore Cooper. New York. H. B. Hall & Sons. N.D. First Edition. 1 p. 5” x 7”. Gilt edges. Rounded corners. Groce & Wallace, pp. 284–5. An excellent engraving from a drawing of Cooper. H. B. Hall & Sons were a prominent engraving and publishing firm in New York in the period of ca. 1850–1880. Many of their engravings are in the collection of the NYPL. Henry Bryan Hall, Sr. (1808–1884) was the patriarch of the firm, continued by his sons till ca. 1899. Trained in London, they came to New York in 1850. Some were successful portraitists as well, with H. B. H. Sr. having executed the portrait work in the plate of Hayter’s painting of the Coronation of Queen Victoria.. Below the image here is an engraved facsimile of Cooper’s signature. Very Good.
Price: $125.00

8152
[Cabinet Photo, Engraved].- Alfred Lord Tennyson. New York. ? H. B. Hall & Sons. N.D. First Edition. 1 p. 5” x 7”. Gilt edges. Rounded corners. Groce & Wallace, pp. 284–5. An excellent engraving from a drawing of Alfred Lord Tennyson. Although the publisher is not lsted, it appears to be identical in format and technique to other cabinet photos we have had of a similar series. H. B. Hall & Sons were a prominent engraving and publishing firm in New York in the period of ca. 1850–1880. Many of their engravings are in the collection of the NYPL. Henry Bryan Hall, Sr. (1808–1884) was the patriarch of the firm, continued by his sons till ca. 1899. Trained in London, they came to New York in 1850. Some were successful portraitists as well, with H. B. H. Sr. having executed the portrait work in the plate of Hayter’s painting of the Coronation of Queen Victoria.. Below the image here is an engraved facsimile of Tennyson’s signature. Very Good.
Price: $125.00

10539
[Coleridge, Sara].- Phantasmion: Prince of Palmland. In Two Volumes. New York. Samuel Colman. 1839. First American Edition. 197 pp. + 16 pp. illustrated publisher’s catalogue, 204 pp. + 8 pp. publisher’s material. 12mo. One quarter brown calf with tan paper covered boards. T.e.g. Wolff 1316. Concise DNB. NCBEL III, pp. 173–5, 284. AmImp #39-55034. Originally published in London in 1837, this fantasy novel is by the only daughter of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Sara Coleridge (1802–52) was a great beauty and very talented. She edited her father’s book “Remains” and others of his works, often working with her husband, her first cousin Henry Coleridge. “Phantasmion” was initially published anonymously in London, 1837, in a very limited edition. Both the story and the lyrics slowly gained fame and are considered by Wolff to be minor classics. This first American edition was also published anonymously. It is the first fairy tale novel written in English and is considered a milestone in Fantasy Literature, reminiscent of Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings”. Covers worn with loss of backstrip of Volume I, cracking of all hinges, soiling and abrasion of covers and wear at edges and corners. light foxing. Text blocks otherwise rather tight and Very Good. Owner’s signature (O. S. Berstow/1863) and label of private circulating library on front pastedowns. Overall a Good + copy of a rare item of fantasy.
Price: $525.00

10546
Smith, Walter.- Anthony Trollope. A Bibliography of His First American Editions. 1858–1884. With Photographic Reproductions of Bindings and Titlepages. A Supplement to Michael Sadleir’s “Trollope: A Bibliography”. Los Angeles. CA. Heritage Book Shop. 2003. Illustrated. First Edition. 301 pp. 4to. Green publisher’s cloth. Gilt titling on spine and front cover. Illustrated D.J. An outstanding bibliography of the American editions of Anthony Trollope. New.
Price: $95.00

10549
Smith, Walter E. The Brontë Sisters. A Bibliographic Catalogue of First and Early Editions 1846-1860. With Photographic Reproductions of Bindings and Title Pages. Los Angeles Heritage Book Shop 1991. Illustrated. First Edition. 183 pp. 4to. Red publisher’s cloth with gilt titling on spine and front cover.. Illustrated D.J. An outstanding bibliography. New.
Price: $150.00

10555
Smith, Walter.- Elizabeth C. Gaskell. A Bibliography of His First and Early Editions. 1848–1866. With Photographic Reproductions of Bindings and Titlepages. Los Angeles. CA. Heritage Book Shop. 1998.. Illustrated. First Edition. 244 pp. 4to. Blue publisher’s cloth. Gilt titling on spine and front cover. Illustrated D.J. An outstanding bibliography of early editions of Elizabeth Gaskell. New.
Price: $65.00

10559
[Theatrical Broadside]. Boston Museum.- Second Week of the Popular and Scenic Burletta, Paris and London…This Saturday Afternoon, May 7th, 1853…the New Farce…Phenomenon in a Smock Frock…Uncle Tom’s Cabin Will Be Revived in June fro a Limited Number of Representations, … Boston. Boston Museum. 1853. First Edition. 1 p. 20 3/8”x 7 1/2” W Clapp, Boston Stage. Willard, Providence Stage. Hornblow, II,147ff. A very good 1853 broadside from the illustrious Boston theatre, the Boston Museum, announcing the revival of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” as well as the cast and scenes for the then current productions.The Boston Museum opened in 1841 and closed in 1893 after “a glorious history… with a fine stock company and good visiting stars” (Oxford Companion to the Theatre). W. H. Smith was stage director (and performer) “without equal in this city” (Clapp). He also performed in Providence, RI.(Willard) Few small chips from edges and short closed tears at edges with larger (1” x 3/4” chip from top edge, none encroaching on text. Few minor wrinkles. 3 small holes in upper text without loss of text. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

10569
Adams, John S.- “I Am Going There”. Or The Death of Little Eva. Written and Inscribed to the Readers of “Uncle Tom's Cabin”. Adapted to a Favorite Melody. Boston. Oliver Ditson. 1852. First Edition. 5 pp. Fo. Printed and illustrated paper covers (lithograph of Eva’s deathbed scene by Bufford). Removed. Not in Dichter's Handbook. In archive at http://www.iath.virginia.edu/utc and in collection at Brown. Groce and Wallace (for Bufford). Peters, America on Stone, 118–27 (for Bufford). The deathed scene and song of Eva. Quite sentimental, embellished by quotes from the novel. On the cover her father and Uncle Tom are at the bedside. A rather early Ditson imprint. John H. Bufford was a lithographer and publisher of prints. After 4 years in New York, where he worked for Nathaniel Currier, he moved to Boston in 1839, later becoming associated with B. W. Thayer & Co. till 1844, when he started his own firm. He did a rare view of Princeton University and many town views as well as great whaling scenes. His work had an enormous range. Winslow Homer was his apprentice, 1855–57. Browning of pages and offsetting. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

10580
Webb, Mary.- The Chinese Lion. London. Bertram Rota. 1937. First Edition Limited to 350 copies. Copy No. 76. Designed by E. A. Osborne. 13 pp. 12mo. Reddish brown cloth spine and batiked paper covered boards. Gilt titling on spine. Cloth label on front cover with calligraphy by Hsiang Ta. Housed in original green paper covered board slipcase, illustrated with a rampant lion. Illustration repeated on pastedowns. The First Printing of Mary Webb’s (1881-1927) story, from the manuscript, originally written in 1926. Mary Webb, child of Shropshire, never left the place emotionally. Her writings, often dark and brooding, became best sellers only after her death at age 46. This story, unpublished in her lifetime, appears typical of her writing, which was noted for weaving the passionate and the uncanny with the natural landscape. An excellent copy. Near Fine.
Price: $150.00

10582
Read, Herbert.- Charlotte and Emily Brontë, in The Yale Review, July, 1925, pp. 720–738. New Haven, CT. Yale University. 1925. First Edition 19 pp. 8vo. Disbound. Sewn lightly into chipped brown paper wraps. Sir Herbert Read (1893–1968) was an English poet and critic of literature and art, He was most interested in English Romantic Poets. His military service in World War I was distinguished. Later he was a professor, a Trustee of the Tate Gallery and a curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Although knighted by Prime Minister Winston Churchill for his service to literature, he was an anarchist, but an idealist, not a militant; moreover, in criticism, he was not a Marxist, but fostered a psychological view of art as contributing to the mind’s consciousness. Here, extracted from the Yale Review. is an article on the Brontës which reveals well his critical methodologies and the brilliant insights resulting. Added wraps chipped. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $90.00

10587
Alcott, Louisa M.- Little Women, Illustrated with Scenes from the RKO Radio Picture Starring Katherine Hepburn. Racine, WI. Whitman Publishing Company. 1934. Illustrated with stills from the film on every other page. First Edition 156 pp. 4 11/16” W x 5 1/4” H. Printed paper spine and Illustrated paper covered boards. Louisa May Alcott’s classic presented in Big Little Book format in celebration of the 1934 film version starring Katherine Hepburn, Joan Bennett et al, and directed by George Cukor. Slight wear at edges and corners. Pages yellowing. Pp. 145–52 shaken. Else, Very Good.
Price: $70.00

10593
[Barham, Richard Harris Dalton] (pseudonym: Scriblerus Oxoniensis).- Martin’s Vagaries; Being a Sequel to “A Tale of a Tub”. London. A. H. Baily & Co. 1843. Illustrated by George Cruikshank with two full-page plates at front and a vignette (engraved by Cruikshank’s nephew, Percy Ck.) on p.8, repeated on printed wraps. First Edition. 48 pp. 12mo. Illustrated printed paper wraps. Sewn. Cohn 50. Patricia Köster, “Baptist Noel Turner’s ‘Intelligence of John Bull’; An Allegorical Satire on the Subscription Controversy”. Church History, Vol. 54, No. 3 (Sept., 1985), pp. 338–52. A parody of Jonathan Swift’s “A Tale of a Tub”, from a “discovered manuscript”. (See, Blanchard Jerrold, Life of George Cruikshank, Appendix) Perhaps the references continue to be the controversy between Liberals and Conservatives in the Anglican Church and the Subscription Controversy of 1770. In Swift’s version the Tub was a sign of the Dissenter’s opinion, not the Church of England( Köster). The author (1815–1886) took his pseudonym, perhaps, from the Scriblerus Club, whose members included Jonathan Swift and Alexander Pope. The author’s other pseudonym was the son of Richard Harris Barham, (pseudonym: “Thomas Ingoldsby”), author of “The Ingoldsby Legends”. Cover mildly soiled. Small chip from top edge of front cover. Closed tear in rear cover. Wear at spine and corners. Darkening of edges and foxing to plates. Owner’s calligraphc signature on reverse of first plate. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

10595
[Mark Twain][Record of Public Meeting] Public Meeting under the Auspices of the American Academy and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, Held at Carnegie Hall, New York, November 30, 1910. In Memory of Samuel Langhorne Clemens ( Mark Twain). New York. American Academy of Arts and Letters. 1922. ? Second Edition (Copyright 1911, 1922) 103 pp. 4 1/4” W x 6 3/4” H. Tan stiff printed paper wraps. Text bordered by double lines in all margins throughout. M. Johnson, Biblio.Mark Twain; BAL 2379 (Cable); BAL Refs. (Clemens); BAL 9818 (Howells). (All for 1910 issue as Proceedings). A tribute to Mark Twain by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, on the occasion of his death. William Dean Howells chaired the meeting as President of the Academy. Charming and intimate addresses were given by Joseph H. Choate, Joseph H. Twitchell, Joseph G. Cannon, Champ Clark, George W. Cable and Colonel Henry Watterson. An original poem was read by Henry Van Dyke. Uncommon. Ex libris with bookplate (The Phllips Exeter Academy, the Woodberry Collection Bequeathed by George Edward Woodberry of the Class of 1872), marked withdrawn, blind stamp on title page and shelf number modestly on spine. Very minimal wear at ends of spine. Else Very Good +
Price: $325.00

6165
“The Compiler”:- The Atlantic Club-Book: Being Sketches in Prose and Verse by Various Authors. In Two Volumes. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1847. Third Edition. 312, 312 pp. 12mo. Half-sheep with blue paper-covered boards. in Hay-Harris Collection (Coll A881c) at Brown and also at Harvard (Hollis #003914202)both 1834 First Edition). Not in AAS. Articles and poems from the New York Mirror by popular authors., including William Cullen Bryant, N. P. Willis, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Miss. Fanny Kemble, Mrs. Sigourney et al. Of interest, all the women are listed after the men on the title page. For the most part, this is a celebration by the editor of native American writers (except fpr Miss Kemble and Tyrone Power). It includes Willis’s “Pencillings by the Way”. Copyright 1834. Ex libris with modest markings. Backstrips lost. Leather worn on boards and at corners. Shaken. Few library stamps. Hinges cracked. Lacks front cover of Volume I. Else, text Good +.
Price: $275.00

6361
[Broadside: a Playbill]. Gillette, William.- The Professor. New York. Madison Square Theatre. [1881–2] First Edition 1 p. 6 3/8” x 7 3/4” (ipse) Framed Starring William Gillette; educated as an engineer, he was an actor, devoted to “realism of action” and a writer. This was Gillette’s first role, which opened at the Madison Square Theatre in 1881. The play ran for 151 performances in NY before touring. His role here was about a professor much desired by the female students. He was later (1899) legendary for his stage role as Sherlock Holmes in a play he adapted from a draft by Arthur Conan Doyle. In this role he defined our image of the detective with the deerstalker hat, cloak and curved pipe, adapted from Paget’s original illustrations, and he coined the phrase “Elementary, my dear fellow”. Beginning at the Garrick Theatre in New York, overall he did about 1300 performances of the role. In 1916 he did a cinema adaptation of his stage performance. Gillette also starred in J. M. Barrie’s “The Admirable Crichton”. As noted on the broadside, Gillette had recently written ”Esmeralda” with Frances Hodgson Burnett. Printed by the Montreal “Herald”. Very Good, in original frame.
Price: $200.00

6436
Clemens, Samuel L. (pseudonym: Mark Twain).- The American Claimant. New York. Charles L. Webster & Co. 1892. First Edition BAL, McBride Twain's sixth novel, with adversions to contrasts between American and European social behaviors and pretensions. A sequel, of sorts, to "The Gilded Age."
Price: $225.00

6853
Langhorne, John & William (Translators).- Plutarch’s Lives, Translated from the Original Greek: with Notes Critical and Historical, and a New Life of Plutarch. In Six Volumes. Worcester. Isaiah Thomas, Jun. 1804. First American Edition. 390, 390, 390, 432, 432, 274 pp. 12mo. Contemporary full calf. Concise DNB (for Langhorne). AAS (Bindings Coll.). Shaw & Shoemaker 7072 Imprint. Published April 5 to December, 1804. Frontispieces by A[mos] Doolittle. Bookplate of Van Leer Cline. Prior ownership stamp of Benj. C. Harris. Volume 6 is Index with a nice Colophon (”Said Thomas keeps a large Variety of books which he will sell very low for Cash”) and a page of ads for Isaiah Thomas, Jun. “First Worcester Edition. Carefully corrected, and the Index much amended and accurately revised throughout”. A lovely old set, a good example of the Thomas press’s output and beautifully engraved frontispieces by the illustrious Doolittle (1754–1832), the engraver and silversmith (“The Revere of Connecticut”), who, serving under Benedict Arnold on April 19, 1775, provided near eye witness engravings of the Battles of Concord and Lexington. John Langhorne (1735–79), a Cambridge educated poet and country rector, translated Plutarch in collaboration with his elder brother in 1770. The earlier translation by Thomas North had provided Shakespeare with much information for his plays. Abrasions on the leather and wear at ends of spine. Lacks the red morocco labels for most volumes. A very tight and Very Good set of a rare early American edition of Plutarch.
Price: $1,500.00

10447
[Print, Vanity Fair], - “French Realism”. Emile Zola. From Vanity Fair, Jany. 24, 1880. London. Vanity Fair Magazine. 1880. Artist: “T” (Theobald Chartran). First Edition. 1 p. 10 1/2" x 15". Disbound and untrimmed. A Vanity Fair print of Emile Zola, the great French novelist and pamphleteer of the Dreyfus Case. Soiling in margins, not encroaching on imageVery Good.
Price: $150.00

10448
[Print, Vanity Fair], - “War & Peace”. Count Lyof Mikolaivitch Tolstoi. In Vanity Fair, Octr. 24th, 1901. London. Vanity Fair Magazine. 1901. Artist: “Snapp”. First Edition. 1 p. 10 1/2" x 15". Disbound and untrimmed. A Vanity Fair print of Leo Tolstoy, the great Russian novelist, author of “Anna Karenina”, “War & Peace”, etc. An example difficult to come by. Soiling in upper margins, and, fasintly, on upper image. Else, Very Good.
Price: $150.00

10449
[Vanity Fair Print] Ward, Leslie (pseudonym: Spy).- “Tess”. Thomas Hardy. From Vanity Fair, June 4, 1892. London. Vanity Fair Magazine. 1892. First Edition. 1 p. 10 1/2" x 15". Disbound and untrimmed. A Vanity Fair print of Thomas Hardy, the Wessex novelist, author of “Far from the Madding Crowd”, “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”, “Jude the Obscure”, etc. Hardy is dressed in bowler, walking stick, gloves and spats. A great example of a rare print. Very Good.
Price: $175.00

10466
Wharton, Edith.- The Valley of Decision. A Novel. Two Volumes. New York. Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1902. First Edition, Second State (Manhattan Press imprint, dated February, 1902). 343, 312 pp. Small 8vo. Red publisher’s cloth with gilt titling on spine. T.e.g. Other edges untrimmed. Title pages in red and black. Bookseller’s ticket on both front free endpapers (W. B. Clarke Co., Boston). Blanck, Amer. First Eds., p.517. Garrison, Edith Wharton, a Descriptive Bibliography, A6.1.b. Edith Wharton’s first full-length novel. Although set in 17th century Italy, it reveals the themes of interest to her throughout her work: courtship, marriage, betrayal, the role of money in society, clothing and festivity for the upper classes and frustrated aspirations. There are many elements destined to appear in her more successful work, such as “The Age of Innocence” and “House of Mirth”. Minimal wear at ends of spine and corners. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $275.00

10467
Wharton, Edith.- Here and Beyond. New York. D. Appleton & Company. 1926.. First Edition (Last page has symbol “(1)”). 325 pp. pp. 8vo. Black moiré publisher’s cloth with gilt titling and decorations on spine and front cover. T.e.g. Front edge untrimmed. End papers decorated with a 2 page illustration. Printed, decorated and embossed D.J. Blanck, Amer. First Eds., p.518. An uncommon title by Edith Wharton, especially in dust jacket. This is a collection of 6 short stories, 3 in the genre of occult. Residua of damp stain on front cover, lower margin of text and D.J. D.J. worn with chips from ends of spine and corners. Else, overall Good+.
Price: $275.00

10468
Dreiser, Theodore.- Epitaph: A Poem. New York. Heron Press. 1929. Decorations and illustrations by Robert Fawcett. First Edition , Limited to 1100 Copies, Copy #280. Signed by Dreiser and by Robert Fawcett. Pages unnumbered. Fo. Black publisher’s Japanese silk cloth with silver titling and deco decoration on spine and front cover, Printed on Keijyo Kami paper. Two Edges untrimmed. Black end papers. In original black board decorated slip case. A sumptuous production. Printed in Nicholas Cochin at the press of August Gauthier.An impressive Art Deco book in fine press edition. Copies 1–200 were bound in leather; Copies 201–400 in silk; Copies 401–1100 in cloth. Near Fine volume. Slip case Very Good with some wear at corners.
Price: $295.00

10481
Harte, [F.] Bret.- A Night at Wingdam. San Francisco, CA. Book Club of California (Plantin Press). 1936. Decorations by Henry Shire. First Edition, limited to 500 copies. 10 pp. + foreword (4 pp.) and letter (3 pp.) 8vo. Stiff paper wraps, printed in red and black BAL 7414. A reprint of a short story by Bret Harte, with an added letter from Harte to J. L. Ver Mehr. Tucked in is typed letter to members of the Book Club of California (on the Club stationery) by Oscar Lewis identifying this as the sixth and last of a series of keepsakes for the members for 1936. The occasion was the hundredth anniversary of Harte’s birth. The story is from “Condensed Novels” of 1861. The letter of 2/2/1868 is here published for the first time. Covers foxed. Else, Very Good.
Price: $28.00

10482
Harte, [F.] Bret (pseudonym: Mr. Benjamins).- Lothaw. Or, the Adventures of a Young Gentleman in Search of a Religion. London. John Camden Hotten 1871. Illustrated. First Edition. Kozlay’s Issue 2 (? priority). 39 pp., unnumbered, +publisher’s ads inside covers and 2 pp. at front and 8 pp. at rear. Ad for Pyretic Saline on rear cover, 12mo. Printed and illustrated stiff paper wraps. BAL 7430. A humorous tale by Bret Harte, printed in England. The American issue was in May of the same year in “Condensed Novels”, Boston, 1871. Hotten’s blurb: “A most mirth-making little volume. Readers of a recent popular novel will enjoy it, and with considerable relish. It is so droll, so entirely new, that it cannot fail to amuse”. This version conforms to Kozlay’s Issue 2 (? priority) and was unseen by Blanck (BAL 7430). The printer’s ornament at end of Chapter I is right way up, the back wrapper bears the advertisement for Lamplough’s Pyretic Saline in landscape format, and the front pastedown is labeled “The New Books of Humour”. Both pastedowns bear publisher’s ads. Lacks paper spine. Covers slightly soiled. Else, Very Good.
Price: $225.00

10486
Gillette, William.- The Astounding Crime on Torrington Road. Being an Account of What Might Be Termed “The Pentecost Episode” in a Most Audacious Criminal Career. New York and London. Harper & Brothers 1927. First Edition. (May, 1927; ? second issue) 387 pp. + 3 pp. publisher’s ads. Small 8vo. Blue-black publisher’s cloth with silver titling on spine and front cover. Wayne S. Turney, Internet Biography of Gillette. William Gillette (1853–1937) was the first and legendary performer of the role of Sherlock Holmes on stage. Educated as an engineer, he was an actor, devoted to “realism of action” and a writer. This is his attempt toward a crime novel. Gillette’s first role was in “The Professor” (1881) which ran for 151 performances in NY before touring. He was legendary for his stage role (1899) as Sherlock Holmes in a play he adapted from a draft by Arthur Conan Doyle. As Sherlock Holmes he defined our image of the detective with the deerstalker hat, cloak and curved pipe, adapted from Paget’s original illustrations, and he coined the phrase “Elementary, my dear fellow”. Beginning at the Garrick Theatre in New York, overall he did about 1300 performances of the role of detective Holmes. In 1916 he did a cinema adaptation of his stage performance. Gillette also starred in J. M. Barrie’s “The Admirable Crichton”. Slight wear at ends of spine and corners bumped. Slight toning of end papers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $65.00

10487
[Sheet Music] Harte, [F.] Bret (Words) and F[rancis] B[oott] (Music) The Heathen Chinee. Boston, MA. Oliver Ditson & Co. 1870. Cover lithograph by Bufford, illustrating Verse 8. First Edition. 5 pp. Fo. Disbound BAL 7248D. Dichter & Shapiro, p. 158. Groce and Wallace (for Bufford). Peters, America on Stone, 118–27 (for Bufford). “The Heathen Chinee” was originally published by Harte in The Overland Monthly as part of the title "Plain Language from Truthful James." The first separate publication, was by Harte's official publisher, James R. Osgood in 1871. Initially, Harte's satire was misunderstood and the poem was considered racist. Harte, of course, meant the opposite and was satirizing the prevalent idea that this country was being corrupted by cheap Chinese labor. This music piece is testimony to the popularity of the poem and, dated 1870, to the ferocity of music publication in America at the time. Dichter & Shapiro list 5 songs by Harte put to music by Boott for Oliver Ditson. John H. Bufford was a lithographer and publisher of prints. After 4 years in New York, where he was employed for a while by Nathaniel Currier, he moved to Boston in 1839, later becoming associated with B. W. Thayer & Co. till 1844, when he started his own firm. He did a rare view of Princeton University and many town views as well as great whaling scenes. His work had an enormous range. He was well known for his sheet music, also. Winslow Homer was his apprentice, 1855–57. Owner’s signature: “Miss Reca P. Cushing Rapstone”. Only two copies recorded by Blanck, one at Boston Public Library and one at the Huntington. Copyright December 29, 1870. Slight raggedness at binding edge. Cover partly detached at hinge. Else, Very good with fresh bright cover illustration.
Price: $375.00

10492
[David Claypoole Johnston] Bulwer, Edward Lytton.- Zanoni: or, The Secret Order. in Supplement to Brother Jonathan (Fourth Edition). Volume I, Number 18. The Novel Complete in This Extra Triple Number. New York. Brother Jonathan. 1842. Wood engraving as “Finis”. First American Edition. 80 pp. 4to. Brown linen spine and yellow printed and decorated paper covered boards. Double column format. Yellow endpapers. Groce & Wallace, p. 355; Malcolm Johnson, DCJ, Exhibit Catalogue, 1970, pp. 5–14; Hamilton, # 1790, pp.106–107. Likely a piracy of a Bulwer-Lytton novel of the occult. “Brother Jonathan” was infamous in this. It pirated many of Dickens’s works, up to Martin Chuzzlewit in this same period. The novel pits the Rosicrucians and the immortal Zanoni against Robespierre in the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution. It informs the love story of Zanoni and Viola, as the mystic sacrifices his immortality to save his enamorata. On the rear cover, amidst political news, marriage and death announcements, are two notices of publication. The first is a vitriolic attack on “New World” for claiming to be the first publisher of parts of “Zanoni”, using chapters it allegedly stole from Harpers, a behavior that “Brother Jonathan” says is typical of “New World”. The second is the announcement that henceforth “Brother Jonathan” will appear, as here, in quarto format, abandoning the folio format used for “Chuzzlewit”. The cover engraving was drawn by David Claypool(e) Johnston, “The American Cruikshank”. Johnston (1798–1865) was a comic illustrator, engraver and lithographer, who temporarily in his early 20’s left engraving for the stage. His satiric cartoons were popular but provocative. Born in Philadelphia, the latter part of his career was spent in Boston, where he exhibited his work often at the Boston Athenaeum. “Brother Jonathan” was founded in 1839, but assumed the quarto form only in 1842. Johnston did illustrations in the quarto Vols. I and II, drew the cover of this Extra number and illustrations in other Extras, which were publications of various foreign authors in their first American editions. Bookplate on front pastedown, signature on front free end paper, both of John J. Allen, Jr. Very Rare. Hinges starting iinternally. Else, Very Good +. The Johnston image on the cover is in elegant condition.
Price: $875.00

10495
Addison, Joseph.- Cato. A Tragedy by Joseph Addison, Esq. Glasgow. James Duncan. 1789. First Glasgow Edition 63 pp. 3 7/8” x 6 1/4”. Disbound. Quotation from Seneca on title page. Librarian notation on last page (empty) in 18th C. hand: “ No. 4./ Containing Cato a Tragedy / Gustavus Vassa a tragedy / Cross purposes / Twelveth night or What you w.../of the Critic Comedie / mjt”. Signed on p. 60: “The Tragedy / is / m(?) Tennant’s / Book / Hexham/ Sept 14th 1796”. The play was first presented and published in 1713. It was extremely popular and was reprinted often in the first year. Marcus Porcius Cato (95–46 BC) was much admired in America as a republican hero, given his opposition to Caesar. George Washington, especially, admired Cato’s character and standing. Addison’s play was performed for the troops at Valley Forge on Washington’s orders (http://www.americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/VALLEY.HTM). Addison’s “Cato” was also much admired by Voltaire (Voltaire, Letters on the Engish. Letter 18. On Tragedy). Pages browned and foxed. Lacks free fly leaves. Last leaf loose. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

10501
[Lowell, James Russell].- Melibœus-Hipponax. The Biglow Papers, Edited, with an Introduction, Notes, Glossary, and Copious Index, by Homer Wilbur, A. M. Boston. George Nichols 1848. First Edition. Binding A. 163 pp. Small 8vo. Brown publisher's cloth with purplish cast. Yellow end papers. Covers stamped in the blind. Gilt titling on spine. BAL 13068. Merle Johnson, High Spots. Grolier American 100, #57. This is Lowell's attack on the Mexican War and on the extension of slavery, written in the form of a series of letters, some in dialect and some in verse form, from a Yankee farmer, Hosea Biglow, himself edited by Homer Wilbur, whose academic credentials Lowell inflates in his Note to Title-Page and Introduction. The whole is preceded by 12 pages of a number of purported "Notices of an Independent Press" and a Latin peroration, all written by Lowell. Among the letters are a series allegedly from a soldier at Vera Cruz disillusioned by the War. The Biglow Papers were first published serially in the Boston Courier; a Second Series, emphasizing the anti-slavery position appeared in 1862. Lowell, in addition to his career as a poet and abolitionist, was Professor at Harvard, succeeding Longfellow, Editor of The Atlantic Monthly, and, later, American Minister to Spain and to the English Court. Covers sunned. Scant wear at ends of spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $325.00

10521
Cruickshanks, James, Jr., Meriden, N. H.- [Pamphlet]. A Bouquet of Flowers from the Garden of Paradise. Second Edition–– Revised, with Critical Notes and Biography of the Author. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1851. Frontispiece portrait of the author and many other wood engravings. Second Edition, Revised. 38 pp. including 2 pp. putative reviews. 12mo. Illustrated, buff printed papaer wraps. The author is alleged to have been born in Scotland in 1828 and, having exhausted all intellectual and spiritual opportunities of that land before age 13, in 1840 he moved to America to expand his capacities. He wandered from New York to Connecticut and ultimately to New Hampshire, functioning as an author, poet, orator and metaphysician, an ornament to the intellectuals of Hanover. Here is a collection of his poems, including “To the Washington Monument”, “Zachary Taylor Is No More” and “To Miss Harriet Martineau. On Her Birthday”. Most notable are his “The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850. The American Congress Unmasked” and, in Latin, “Lex Fugitiva” perhaps foretelling the Civil War. This, alleged Second Edition, is edited by Jonathan Candebeus, Jr. The notes are extensive, in English, Latin and Greek, with many references to Classical works, scholars and rhetoric. A grand send-up, magnificently irrelevant and nicely illustrated by small wood engravings. Reviews quoted at rear are allegedly from The New York Tribune, the Edinburgh Review, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay and H. Lytton Bulwer, among others. Harvard has a copy allegedly published by the Dartmouth Press of Hanover; this edition is represented at AAS and Brown (Hay, Harris 76 C9555). Rare and in great condition. Mild soiling of rear cover. Else, Very Good.
Price: $545.00

10523
Collins, Wilkie.- The Yellow Mask; or, The Ghost of the Ball Room. Philadelphia. T. B. Peterson & Brothers. N.D. [ca.1862] First Separate American Edition. 65 pp. + 1 p. publisher’s ads. 8vo. Disbound. Beetz, 524. This story by Collins was originally published in 1855, in “Household Words” (Vol. XI) and collected with other stories into “After Dark”(1856). According to Beetz it was later expanded into an anti-Catholic novel, “The Black Robe” (influenced by Poe), the manuscript of which is in the Berg Collection at the NYPL. Lacks covers and end papers. Else, Very Good
Price: $225.00

10324
[Lewes, Marian Evans], (pseudonym: George Eliot)- Adam Bede. New York. Harper Brothers. 1860. FirstAmerican Edition, Later Issue. 452 pp. 12mo. Brown publisher's cloth, embossed in the blind on covers and spine, titled in gilt on spine. George Eliot's first full-length novel, published in 1859 to the praise of many reviewers, including Jane Carlyle and Charles Dickens, the latter of whom guessed that the author was a woman. was patterned insome respects after her father. Her American publisher was Harper Brothers. Adam Bede, for which they paid £30 (they later paid £1730 for Daniel Deronda), was issued in America in 1859, as well. Eliot was very popular in America, although Mark Twain was not fond ofher realism. This volume appears to be a later issue of the first American Edition. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Superficial crack on spine cloth and small chip at edge of front cover. Foxing. Else, Very Good.
Price: $110.00

10346
Thackeray, William Makepeace.- Thackeray's Letters to an American Family. New York. The Century Co. Printed by D. B. Updike at The Merrymount Press. 1904(October). Illustrated by Thackeray. First Edition. 194 pp. 8vo. Tan cloth covered spine and blue boards decorated in the blind. Black label on spine titled in gilt. T.e.g. Other edges untrimmed. Some pages uncut. Van Duzer, 115. In 1852-53, during his lecture tour in America, Thackeray became friendly with an American family. In the course of this time he wrote numerous letters to this family. Here Lucy Baxter, a daughter of the house, collects and edits the letters. They were published much later in this volume with her introduction. Note the beautiful typeface with numerous ligatures. The copious illustrations are by Thackeray himself. Darkening of spine. Edges of label chipped slightly. Else, Very Good.
Price: $45.00

10356
Ward, Lynd.- The Future of Book Illustration. In: The Book Collector's Packet, A Monthly Miscellany of Fine Books, Bibliography, Typography & Kindred Literary Matters, Edited by Irving Haas. Volume 2, No. 17, April, 1938. 16 pp. (whole issue). Chicago. Black Cat Press. 1938. Full page color wood engraving by Lynd Ward. First Edition. 2 pp. 6vo. Self wraps. Pages uncut. A ringing appeal to artists and book makers for new technology, individuality and new insights to help expand creativity in the book of the future. A most self revelatory article in its identification of The People as the end of this creative work and a warning about the rise of fascism and totalitarianism as a threat to society and to art. The article goes far in explaining Lynd Ward's philosophy and socialization. The full page woodcut illustration is from Ward's "Wild Pilgrimage". Slight toning of page edges. Else, Fine.
Price: $45.00

10357
[Clemens, Samuel L.] (pseudonym: Mark Twain).- A Tramp Abroad. In Two Volumes. Collection of British Authors, Vols. 1899 and 1900. Leipzig. Bernhard Tauchnitz. [1899] European Copyright Edition ("Authorized Edition"). 288, 287 pp. + 32 pp. publisher's catalogue+ at rear of Volume 2, dated January and February, 1900. Small 8vo. Printed paper wraps. Todd & Bowden 1899, 1900 . A nice copy of the Tauchnitz edition of "A Tramp Abroad". Originally published by Tauchnitz in 1880. With 18 Twain items on verso of half title , this issue conforms to Todd and Bowden's classification as issue "f" of Vol. 1 and issue "a" of Vol. 2. The date on rear cover ad is September, 1899. Mild toning of spine. Wear at ends (with chips on Vol. 2) and corners of spine. A few short, closed edge tears. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $95.00

10358
Clemens, Samuel L.] (pseudonym: Mark Twain).- Roughing It. In One Volume. Collection of British Authors, Vol. 1929. Leipzig. Bernhard Tauchnitz. [1896] European Copyright Edition ("Authorized Edition"). 295 pp. + 26 pp. publisher's catalogue at rear, dated May 1, 1900. Small 8vo. Printed paper wraps. Todd & Bowden 1929 . A nice copy of the Tauchnitz edition of "Roughing It". Originally published by Tauchnitz in 1880. With 18 Twain items on verso of half title , this issue conforms to Todd and Bowden's classification as issue "d". The date on rear cover ad is November, 1896. Mild toning of spine. Wear at corners and edgesof spine. A few short, closed edge tears. Owner's signature on front cover Else, Near Fine.
Price: $75.00

10359
[Clemens, Samuel L.] (pseudonym: Mark Twain).- The Innocents Abroad or, The New Pilgrims' Progress. In Two Volumes. Collection of British and American Authors, Vols. 1812 and 1813. Leipzig. Bernhard Tauchnitz. [1923] European Copyright Edition ("Authorized Edition"). 320, 335 pp. Small 8vo. Printed paper wraps. Todd & Bowden 1812, 1813 . The Tauchnitz edition of "The Innocents Abroad Abroad", originally published by Tauchnitz in 1879. With 23 Twain items on verso of half title of Vol. 1 , this issue conforms to Todd and Bowden's classification as issue "j" The date on rear cover ad of Volume 1 is April, 1923. A later issue. The notation on cover as "Collection of British and American Authors" and on Half Title as "Collection of British Authors" confirms the dating of this set between 1914 and 1930. Mild toning of spine. Vol. 2 lacks rear cover and last leaf detached. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $50.00

10416
Dreiser, Theodore,- An American Tragedy. Two Volumes. New York. Boni and Liveright. 1925 (sic) First Edition, Ninth Priinting. 431, 409 pp. 12mo. Grey publisher's cloth with gilt monogram of Dreiser on front covers and gilt titling on spines. Dreiser's most illustrious work, describing a hero's move toward power and wealth. His responses to temptation lead to the gripping denouement. Has date of first printing on title page, but is stated to be the ninth printing. Minimal wear to covers. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $125.00

10418
Brontë, Emily.- Wuthering Heights New York. Random House. 1943. Illustrated with wood engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. First Edition with Eichenberg Illustrations. 212 pp. 4to. Green publisher's cloth spine and brown paper covered boards. Gilt titling on spine. A lovely copy of the Brontë classic with Eichenberg's wood engravings. Near Fine.
Price: $25.00

10187
[Evans, Mary Ann] (pseudonym: George Eliot).- Felix Holt, the Radical. A Novel. First American Edition. Pages 184 pp. + publisher's ads front (2 pp.) and rear (10 pp.).8vo. Pink decorated printed paper wraps. Double column format. First American Edition. Library of Select Novels, No. 274. Rignall, Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot, 112-18. Eliot had put aside "The Spanish Gypsy" to write "Felix Holt, the Radical." A political novel. it received mixed acceptance and reviews. Henry James found the hero incomplete and unthrilling. Others find Eliot's attitudes toward women too conservative and ambivalent, though Mrs. Transome is "the most radical person in 'Felix Holt,'" successfully "challenging Victorian attitudes toward women and sex far more than Felix Holt's political ideas and practice." (Rignall). The novel is a statement of Eliot's perception for the need for political and social reform in England. Wrapper lacks 1/2" strip from top of front wrapper and head of spine. 1 1/4" lacking from wrapper at foot of spine. Mild soiling of covers. Pp. 95-155 pierced without loss of text. Else, Good +. New York. Harper and Brothers ("The American News Company"). 1866.
Price: $175.00

6604
Field, Kate.- Hap-Hazard. First Edition. Pages 253 pp.12mo. Red-brown publisher's cloth, embossed in the blind and with gilt decorations and titling on front cover and spine. Blue coated end papers. A.e. stained red. Two- colored title page First Edition. Decorative cartouches at beginnings and ends of sections as well as decorative initials for each chapter. A single line illustration. Kate Field, an American writer, devotee of Charles Dickens, author of "Pen Photographs of Charles Dickens's Readings. Taken from Life" based on Dickens' readings in America in 1868, traveled extensively in America and Europe. She wrote much for "Every Saturday", The New York Tribune, etc. , and some of these journalistic efforts comprise this volume. In it she reveals her anti-slavery position (despite an element of "Gentlemen's Agreement" bigotry toward Blacks), her stand for women's rights, her affection for Charles Dickens , a strong sense of the American personality and an acute awareness of differences between 19th century Americans and Europeans, particularly the French and British. The book is dedicated to " all young women in search of careers or titled husbands." Minor wear at ends of spineand corners. A Very Good to Near Fine copy of a scarce item. Boston. James R. Osgood and Company. 1873.
Price: $150.00

10287
Hawthorne, Nathaniel.- Fire-Worship. In The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Vol XIII, No. LXVI. December, 1843. Pp. 627-630. First Edition. Pages 112 pp. in entire monthly issue.8vo. Printed tan paper wraps with decorative border. First Edition. Frontispiece portrait of A. Mouton (engraved from a Daguerreotype by F. Halpin with tissue guard. DNB (for Mouton). Browne, p. 54, 49. BAL7598. Frazer Clark, D55, A15.1.a1. Groce & Wallace, p.286 (for Halpin). The first edition of a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of his "Separate Stories," in a single monthly issue of "The Democratic Review."Later reprinted in "Mosses from an Old Manse," Vol. I (1846). Other contents include a long biography of Percy Bysshe Shelley, a poem, "A Caution to Lovers," by William Ellery Channing, and a long editorial article answering Brownson's critics of his series of articles in this magazine. The editor strongly defends Brownson, with whom he disagrees, against his critics who demand his silencing in these pages. The frontispiece, from an early Dagerreotype, is a portrait of A[lexander] Mouton, a prominent Democraric politician from Louisiana, just then elected Governor of that state, later active in the Secession. Frederick Halpin (1805-1880) was a portrait and historical engraver and book illustrator. He was born in England, moved to New York about 1842 and was active till his death.. Covers soiled. Spine chipped with modest losses. Mild foxing. Else, Very Good. New York. J. & H. G. Langley. 1843.
Price: $125.00

10286
Hawthorne, Nathaniel.- The Procession of Life. In The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Vol XII, New Series No. LVIII. April, 1843. Pp. 360-366. First Edition. Pages 112 pp. + 6 pp. publisher's ads in entire monthly issue.8vo. Printed tan paper wraps with decorative border. First Edition. Frontispiece engraving of Orestes A. Browns.Engraved by A. L. Dick, from a Daguerreotype by A. Morand, Jr. Browne, pp. 55, 49. BAL 7598. Groce & Wallace, p.178 (for Dick). Frazer Clark, D51, A15.1.a1. The first edition of a reflection on our lack of control of our own destinies by Nathaniel Hawthorne, in a single monthly issue of "The Democratic Review." It was later published in Volume 1 of "Mosses from an Old Manse". Other contents include a penetrating discourse on Democracy and Liberty , so relevant to our own time, by Orestes Brownson, an editorial critique of Brownson's discourse and a long article on capital punishment The frontispiece is a steel engraving by A[rchibald] L. Dick. Dick (ca. 1804-ca. 1855) was a Scottish born engraver, active in America from 1830 till his death ca. 1855. Covers soiled. Small chips at ends of spine. Else, Very Good. New York. J. & H. G. Langley. 1843.
Price: $125.00

10296
Hawthorne, Nathaniel.- Roger Malvin's Burial. In The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Vol XIII, No. LXII. August, 1843. Pp. 186-96. First Edition.-- Pages 112 pp. in entire monthly issue.8vo. Printed tan paper wraps with decorative border. First Edition.-- Frontispiece portrait of William R. King (engraved by Frederick Halpin from a Daguerreotype by Chilton; with tissue guard). Browne, p. 56, 49. BAL7573, 7598. Frazer Clark, A.15.1.a1, C2. Groce & Wallace, p.286 (for Halpin). DAB (for King). The first periodical edition of a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of his "Separate Stories," in an issue of "The Democratic Review". (Earlier appearance in "The Token", pp.161-88, 1832. Later in "Mosses from an Old Manse", Vol. 2). Other contents include editorial review s of the Irish Repeal and Mental Hygiene, also another of Orestes Brownson's important articles, this one on the Origins and Source of Government. The frontispiece, from an early Dagerreotype portrait of William R. King, a prominent politician (in Congress for North Carolina, later Senator from Alabama, Minister to France, Vice-President to Franklin Pierce and supporter of Texas Annexation). Frederick Halpin (1805-1880) was a portrait and historical engraver and book illustrator, born in England, moved to New York about 1842 . A wonderful wood engraving by F. O, C. Darley of street corner loungers, done for a chapter of Neal's "Pennings and Pencillings, In and Aboiut Town".. Covers browned at edges. Small chips from spine. Mild Foxing. Else, Very Good. New York. J. & H. G. Langley. 1843.
Price: $185.00

102895
Hawthorne, Nathaniel.- The Two Widows. In The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Vol XIII, No. LXI. July, 1843. Pp. 85-88. First Edition.-- Pages 112 pp. in entire monthly issue.8vo. Printed tan paper wraps with decorative border. First Edition.-- Frontispiece portrait of Thomas Hart Benton (engraved by F. Halpin from a Daguerreotype by Chilton, with tissue guard). Browne, p. 73. BAL7573. 7607 Frazer Clark, A19.1.a, C2. Groce & Wallace, p.286 (for Halpin). DAB for Benton. The first periodical edition of a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of his "Separate Stories," in a single monthly issue of "The Democratic Review."Later reprinted as The Wives of the Dead" (as it had earlier appeared in "The Token", pp.74-82, 1832) in "The Snow -Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales (1852). Other contents include long editorial review s of a history of the Sandwich Islands by J. J. Jarves, and the Medical Philosophy of Travelling, as well as another of Orestes Brownson's series of articles in this magazine. The frontispiece, from an early Dagerreotype, is a portrait of Thomas Hart Benton, a prominent Democraric Senator from Missouri (an on-again, off-agai Jacksonian, supporter of hard currency and on every side of the slavery question). Frederick Halpin (1805-1880) was a portrait and historical engraver and book illustrator. He was born in England, moved to New York about 1842 and was active till his death.. Covers browned and foxed at edges. Small chips from spine. Else, Very Good. New York. J. & H. G. Langley. 1843.
Price: $125.00

10266
Howard, G. C. (Words and Music).- Tom Tit. Song Sung by Little Cordelia Howard in the Dramatic Representation of Tom Tit as Conceived by Mrs. H. B. Stowe in Her Popular Work "Dred or the Great Dismal Swamp," and as Performed Nightly to Crowded Houses. Words and Music by Her Father G. C. Howard. First Edition. Pages 5 pp.Fo. Decorated and printed front cover. Sewn. Disbound. First Edition. Engraved by G. Kirk The title page reports: 'There is a beautiful lithographed likeness of the ever popular Cordelia 'in costume' " No illustration is present. Cordelia Howard was "Little Eva" in the major production of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in New York, an adaptation of Mrs. H. B. Stowe's novel, the sensation of 1852-53. The "EVA of the Age" was born in Providence, R.I. in1848. She first played Eva at the Troy Museum 1852, made her first appearance in New York in that character at the National Theatre in 1853. Dubbed "Little Cordelia" by her father, she rose to the heights of promotion that her father fostered successfully for some time. The dramatic version of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was written by George L. Aiken in 1852 at the suggestion of George C. Howard, who was manager of the theatre in Troy, NY,where Cordelia first starred as Little Eva. Uncle Tom was played by G. C. German. Here, with "Tom Tit", Howard continues to press his daughter's career with a productiuon of "Dred". Slight yellowing of page edges. Else, Very Good. New York. Horace Waters. 1856.
Price: $150.00

6808
James, Henry.- The Bostonians. A Novel. First one-Volume Edition. Pages 449 pp. + 16 pp. publisher's catalogue at rear.8vo. Blue publisher's cloth with gilt and black embossed decorations. Titled in gilt on spine. First one-Volume Edition. Covers mildly soiled and abraded. Corners bumped. Minimal foxing on title and staining of preliminary pages. Else, Very Good. London and New York Macmillan and Co. 1886.
Price: $500.00

10217
James, William.- Memories and Studies. Second Printing. Pages 411 pp.8vo. Green publisher's cloth.Paper label printed in red and black. T.e.g. Second Printing. A posthumous collection of popular essays and addresses previously published by the great psychologist, William James [1842-1910]. Collected by his son, Henry James, Jr. Among the essays are James's observations on psychical phenomena and spiritualism and his discussionof the moral equivalent of war. Mild soiling of covers. Minimal edge wear. Else, Very Good. New York. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1912.
Price: $50.00

7467
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, and Dempster, William R.- [Sheet Music] The Rainy Day. Poetry by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Music by William R. Dempster. Likely second printing of covers on first edition of music from original plates, #1389. Pages 7 pp.Fo. Engraved, decorated and printed covers. Disbound. Likely second printing of covers on first edition of music from original plates, #1389. BAL p.627. Fisher, 150 Years of Music Publishing in the U.S. A Longfellow poem set to music. It was originally published in 1847, still so stated on cover and on text pages along with original plate number for text. From the publisher's address and list of partners, this issue of the cover,at least, must have been printed in the interval 1864-6. Minimal soiling of cover. Owner's signature in pencil on cover, dated Sept 24, 1867. Else, Very Good. Boston O. Ditson & Co. 1847 [1863-67].
Price: $125.00

10213
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (Words) and Lindsay, Miss M. (Music).- The Bridge ("I Stood on the Bridge at Midnight"). First Edition. Pages 5 pp.Fo. Illustrated paper wraps. Disbound. First Edition. Cover lithography by J. H. Bufford's. Groce and Wallace (for Bufford). Peters, America on Stone, 118-27 (for Bufford). BAL. p.619. A wonderful renaissance image on cover. A scarce piece of sheet music with a poem of Longfellow set to music. Several composers issued music for "The Bridge." John H. Bufford was a lithographer and publisher of prints. After 4 years in New York, he moved to Boston in 1839, later becoming associated with B. W. Thayer & Co. till 1844, when he started his own firm. He did a rare view of Princeton University and many town views as well as great whaling scenes. His work had an enormous range. Winslow Homer was his apprentice, 1855-57. Trimmed at top and bottom. Browning of page edges. Else, Very Good. N.P. [Boston]. N.Pub. [O.Ditson]. N.D. [ca.1865]
Price: $175.00

10280
[Lowell, James Russell] (pseudonym: A Wonderful Quiz).- A Fable for Critics; or, Better, A Glance at a Few of Our Literary Progenies from the Tub of Diogenes; a Vocal and Musical Medley, That Is, A Series of Jokes by a Wonderful Quiz First Edition, a mixture of fourth state (D), first printing and of second printing. Pages 80 pp.12mo. Tan paper covered boards. Title page printed in red and black. First Edition, a mixture of fourth state (D), first printing and of second printing. BAL 13062-3. Carroll A. Wilson, I, pp. 296-98. P. D. Howe, VIII, JRL 41. Cooke, p. 21, p. 28. A satire on the behaviors and styles of his literary confrères by James Russell Lowell. First Edition has Putnam at Broadway. Pp. 63-64 correctly numbered here (the first three issues were variously incorrectly numbered). While the title includes "a Vocal and Musical Medley", as in second printing, the typography in red on title page has "READER! walk up at once..." as in First Printings. No ads or Preliminary Note, as in Second Edition. The date of publication is the 21st of October, 1848, as in the First Edition (Cooke). Among the writers addressed are Holmes, Longfellow, Poe, B. Alcott, Carlyle, Cooper, Dana, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Fuller and Whittier . Very few, including himself, escape Lowell's barbs. Covers soiled. Lacks front free end paper. Only a few spots of f oxing. Hinges cracking. Lacks upper half of spine and small chip from foot of spine. Internally, Very Good. New York G. P. Putnam. 1848.
Price: $110.00

7512
[Print, Vanity Fair], "Hosea Biglow." James Russell Lowell, LLD. First Edition. Pages 1 p.10 1/2" x 15". First Edition. Artist: "T" (? Chartran). A Vanity Fair print of James Russell Lowell. Vincent Brooks Day & Son, Lithographers. Very Good. London. Vanity Fair. 1880.
Price: $90.00

7513
[Print, Vanity Fair]. "Ape"- Artist: "Ape". "The Diogenes of the Modern Corinthians without His Tub." Thomas Carlyle. First Edition. Pages 1 p.9 1/8" x 14". First Edition. A wonderful image of Carlyle. Vincent Brooks Day & Son, Lithographers. London. Vanity Fair. 1870.
Price: $120.00

10221
Scott, Sir Walter.- Rob Roy. American Reprint Edition. Pages 129 pp. + publisher's ads.8vo. Salmon printedpaper wraps. Double column format. American Reprint Edition. Portraitof Scott on the cover.Peterson's Cheap Edition for the Millions. Todd & Bowden, 112Aa-Ad, 112Rb-112Rj. Husband, Dictionary of Wav. Novels. Thomson, Bull. Free Lib. Phil. No.1, p.58. The date ofthis issue is established from the publisher's ads bound in, which advertise for the 1868 edition of Peterson''s magazine. The entire set of Waverly Novels in 26 volumes, of which this is a part, is also advertised at 20 cents per volume. Rob Roy is a novel about the venturesome deeds of Red Robert, a leader of the ill-treated Highland Scots clan of MacGregor in the period of the late 17th-early 18th centuries. He was known as the " Robin Hood of Scotland." It was originally published in1817, with earliest American editions from 1818 to 1832. Few small chips and tears at margins of covers. A few spots of foxing. Else, Very Good. Philadelphia. T.B. Peterson & Brothera. N.D. [1867].
Price: $125.00

10304
Swift, Jonathan.- The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin. Arranged by Thomas Sheridan, A.M. With Notes, Historical and Critical. A New Edition in Twenty-Four Volumes. Corrected and Revised by John Nichols, F.A.S. Edinburgh and Perth. Volume III. A Tale of a Tub, &c. and The Battle of the Books, &c. in British Classics. To Be Completed in about One Hundred Volumes, Duodecimo, Volume the Forty-Seventh. Hot Pressed Edition. Pages 331 pp.12mo. Tan printed paper wraps and linen spine. Hot Pressed Edition. Wood engraving frontispiece.British Classics. One volume from an early American printing of the Works of Jonathan Swift in a series of British Classics.. It includes two of his major satires, "A Tale of a Tub" and "The Battle of the Books", as well as a selection of his other essays. Lacks rear wrap. and most of spine. Chips from corners of front wrap. Soiled covers. Pages toned. Small water stain at upper corner of first 46 pp. Foxing. Else, Good. New-York. William Durell and Co. 1812.
Price: $30.00

10305
Thomas, Henry J. The Wrong Man. A Tale of the Early Settlements. First Edition. Pages 119 pp.16mo. Printed paper wraps. First Edition. Illustrated title page.Dime Novel, No. 38, Later reprinted in Standard Library of Romance, Vol. III, Johannsen, Beadle & Adams, II, pp. 268-72; III, pp. 8-9. A mid-19th century novel published by Beadle and Company. It is set among the early settlements in the Ohio Valley. There is engagement between settlers, hunters, pack-peddlers, etc. A Black character, Cato, is depicted on the cover frightened and fleeing an exploding blockhouse. This explosion was to confuse the identity of a dead man in order to help Cato's master escape with his bride. The dating is assured by the publisher's address, for Beadle moved from 141 William St. to 118 William St. between 9/19 and 10/1/ 1862. It is unclear whether the name Henry J. Thomas was a pseudonym for Colin Barker, Edward S. Ellis and John Lewis , or whether either of the others were pseudonyms for Thomas. Or, indeed, whether Mr. &/or Mrs. Henry J. Thomas were the same pseudonymous person as the others. Several novels were published and republished by Beadle with the author listed alternatively by 2 or 3 of these names. Thomas wrote a number of novels for the House of Beadle, but the other names were credited for some of therm from time to time. Inscribed in pencil on rear free end paper: "Bob Greene / Canaan / NY." Disbound (lacks wraps). Else, Very Good. New York. Beadle and Company. 1862.
Price: $150.00

7345
Whitman, Walt.- Two Prefaces. First Edition (so stated). Pages 67 pp.12mo. Black publisher's cloth, finely ribbed. Printed paper label with title on spine. First Edition (so stated). Frontispiece of Jo Davidson's sculpture of Whitman. The original prefaces to "Leaves of Grass" (1855) and "A Backward Glance o'er Travel'd Roads" (1888). Introduction by Christopher Morley. Title page printed in red and black Light crease of frontispiece, not encroaching on the image. Lacks D.J. Tiny chip from printed label. Else Very Good +. Garden City. Doubleday, Page & Co. 1926.
Price: $45.00

7356
Wilde, Oscar.- Salome. A Tragedy in One Act Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde by Lord Alfred Douglas. First Edition, as Such. Pages 51 pp.8vo. Black publisher's cloth. Covers illustrated by embossing in the blind. Title in gilt on spine.. Illustrated end papers. Sliop Case. Pages French-folded. First Edition, as Such. Decorated, illustrated and hand-illuminated by Valenti Angelo Wilde's play, in a highly decorated edition. Each printed page is surrounded by an elaborate yellow border decorated in red,. Edges of slip case bumped. Else, Near Fine. New York.. The Heritage Press.. 1945.
Price: $40.00

7178
Stevenson, Robert Louis.- Ballads. First Edition Pages 137 pp.12mo. Blue publisher's cloth, titled in gilt on spine. T.e.g. First Edition Princeton Catalogue 46A (B532). The longer poems of Robert Louis Stevenson in the first edition Wear at ends of spine, edges of boards and corners. Boards slightly abraded. Front hinge starting. Else, Very Good. London. Chatto and Windus. 1890.
Price: $101.00

7264
Thackeray, William Makepeace:- The History of Pendennis. His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy. 2 Vols. First American Edition Brown Publisher's Cloth. First American Edition Illustrated by Thackeray. Van Duzer, p.99 This Edition Contains all the Suppressed Material and Illustrations (pp. 157, 158) as Called for in True First Issue (American & English). Wear at ends of spine,edges of boards and corners. Else, Very Good. New York Harper & Brothers.Titled in Gilt on spine. 1850
Price: $350.00

6379
[Bulwer-Lytton, Edward].- Asmodeus at Large. First published in America. Scarce. Rebound without Publisher's Ads. First Edition. AI 19818. Sadleir 388. Brussel, East to West, p. 42. Back repaired. Rear hinge separated with chip from spine. Gilt worn. Moderate foxing. Title page clipped without involving text. Else, Very Good. Philadelphia. Carey, Lea and Blanchard. 1833.
Price: $365.00

6412
Chesterfield, Lord [Philip Dormer Stanhope, Fourth Earl of Chesterfield].- Lord Chesterfield's Advice to His Son on Men and Manners; or a New System of Education. In Which the Principles of Politeness, the Art of Acquiring Knowledge of the World, with Every Instruction Necessary to Form a Man of Honour, Virtue, Taste, and Fashion, Are Laid Down in a Plain, Easy, Familiar Manner, Adapted to Every Station and Capacity. The Whole Arranged on a Plan Entirely New. Very Early Edition (First Published 1774) of Lord Chesterfield's (1694-1773) advice to his natural son, Philip Stanhope, whom he adored. First published under the title "Letters Written by the Late Right Honorable...." in London by Dodsley in 1774, the volume was edited by Philip Stanhope's wife Eugenia and went through many editions to the current time. An amended edition for a more gemeral audience was published under the title, as here, "Lord Chesterfield's Advice...," first in Edinburgh in 1775. This example is likely to be a specimen of the latter publication. The second edition of this title was published in London, also in 1775, with additional material (the Marchioness de Lambert's Advice to her Son) and states itself to be the Second Edition. This adaptation was extraordinarily popular. Edition not stated. Probably the First Edition with this title. Gulick 93 and pp. 14-16. Hinges cracked. Corners and covers worn. Probably recased in original binding. Else, Very Good. N.P. [? Edinburgh]. N.P. 1775.
Price: $625.00

6915
Martineau, Harriet.- Deerbrook: A Novel. In Two Volumes. Owner's signature on front free end paper: Owner's Signature on front free end papers: R.E. Caulfield, 1839. Harriet Martineau (1802-76) was actively engaged in reform and many of her early works were assorted stories on economic or social political themes. Deerbrook was her first novel, originally published in Engand in 3 volumes. This issue was published in America in the same year. The novel followed her major "Society in America" of 1837. First American Edition. CBEL, III, 496-7. Few stains on boards. Chips from labels on spines. Foxing. Else, Very Good. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1839.
Price: $225.00

6916
Martineau, Harriet.- Harriet Martineau's Autobiography. Three Volumes in Two. The definitive autobiography of the English writer, minister, polymath, who spent much time in and commented much on America. She wrote these volumes towards the end of her life, but required that publication be delayed till she had died. Memorials by Maria Weston Chapman are actually a third volume, consistingof letters and commentary, bound in the Second Volume and published 1n 1878 (separate title page). First American Edition. Mild wear at ends of spine. Minimal spotting of cover, Vol. I. Minimal foxing of preliminary pages. Else, Very Good. Boston. James R. Osgood & Co. 1877, 1878
Price: $195.00

7070
Remington, Frederic.- Men with the Bark On. A collection of Remington adventures, some originally in Harper's Magazine. Illustrated by Remington. First Edition, First Issue. M. Johnson, Am. First Ed., p.426 Slight dusting of spine. Minimal rubbing at edges. Inscription on front free end paper. Else, Very Good +. New York and London. Harper & Brothers. 1900.
Price: $210.00

7788
[Ireland, William Henry]. Ære Perennius. {Stultifera Navis]. The Modern Ship of Fools. Notes on front pastedown record: " Brandt or Titio Sebastian a lawyer, poet & historian was born at Strasburg 1448 died 1520. He wrote a very popular work 'Navis Stultifera' in 1488, which was translated into English by [Alexander] Barclay 1508, Priest & Monk of Ely. William Henry Ireland wrote 'The Modern Ship of Fools' 1807." William Henry Ireland (1777-1835) was a notorious forger of Shakespearean manuscripts ("King Lear," "Hamlet," etc.) and pseudo-Shakespearean plays. He was exposed by the great Irish Shakespearean scholar Edm[u]nd Malone (1741-1812), who was a friend of Samuel Johnson and helper to Boswell. After exposure, Ireland confessed. He also authored narrative verse, ballads and romances. Webster attributes to Sebastian Brandt or Brant (?1457-1521), a German humanist and satiric poet, the authorship of "Narrenschiff" in 1494, allegedly the source of Barclay's 1508 "The Shyp of Folys." Barclay (?1475-1552) was a priest and poet, probably of Scottish origin. First Edition. Stonehill, Block and Stonehill, II, 1438. Webster Biographical. NCBEL III,236. Title Page Removed, Margins Cut Off and Page Pasted down on Front Fly Leaf. Lacks folding frontispiece. Foxed. Else, Very Good. London. William Miller. 1807.
Price: $475.00

7912
De Foe, Daniel.- The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner. Who Lived Twenty-EWight Years in an Uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, Near the Mouth of the Great River Oronoque. With an Account of His Deliverence Thence, and His After Surprising Adventures. A New Edition Embellished with Four Beautiful Copperplate Engravings. An early American edition of "Robinson Crusoe." Inscription on front free end paper: " Olivia Mason Ormsbee./ Feb. 1825/ Pr $00'38." "Presented to Almyra Olattin/ Nov. 1855 by the owner.-" First published in London in 1719, Robinson Crusoe was published in America in numerous editions and formats, beginning in 1774. A New Edition. Welch 275.91. S & S 47804,43825. Binding Scuffed with Hinges Starting. Some Browning and Modest Spotting, Especially of Early Signatures. Illustrations Very Good New York. George Long. 1819.
Price: $425.00

8086
Bunyan, John.- The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come. Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream. Complete in Two Parts. With Copious Notes, &c. by the Rev. J. Newton, Dr. Hawker, and Others. Owner's signature: "Anne Fogg Epping/ New hampshire" in front, and "Henry D. Fogg/Epping" in rear. The first American imprint of Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" recorded in Evans (Shipton & Mooney) was in the 17th Century (1681). The NYPL Collection begins with the NY imprint of 1804, by Tiebout; there is an Exeter imprint in 1804, including the spurious 3rd part, by Henry Raulet; subsequent issues include Boston, 1805 (Manning & Corie), Boston, 1806 (Bumstead), Philadelphia, 1808 (B & T Kite, possibly based on 1805, Philadelphia, Robert Johnson), and then the current Exeter edition, of 1810. The illustration by Linton on the front pastedown (given Linton's English birth in 1812) is certainly from another and later edition of "The Pilgrim's Progress." Linton emigrated to America in1866 and was very active with both drawing and wood engraving. He was also a publisher and an author of many books, including the deservedly authoritative "History of Wood Engraving in America" (1882). First Edition of the "Genuine Edition, with Notes." AI 19676. For Linton: Hamilton I, 169; DAB, Vol. 11, 284-5. Water stain on corner of last 20 pp. Tear across pp. 281-4 hand sewn as repair; unrepaired tear across pp. 9-10 and illustration opposite p. 11. All tears without losses. Foxing. Else, Very Good. Exeter, [NH]. J. J. Williams for the Exeter Bookstore. 1810.
Price: $375.00

10072
Ritchie, Anne Thackeray.- Chapters from Some Unwritten Memoirs. A selection of memoirs by Anne Thackeray Ritchie, daughter of William Makepiece Thackeray. She was an author in her own right and did mush editing ofher father's works. In the Biographical Edition (1898-1906) of his Works, she wrote quasi-biographical introductions to each of the volumes. First Edition. Near Fine. New York. Harper Brothers. 1895.
Price: $40.00

10077
[Sheet Music] Cook, Eliza (Poetry) and Henry Russell (Music).- Little Topsy.'s Song. A song sung by Topsy in a musical stage rendition of Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin." The song, in Black dialect, shows Topsy's devotion to Eva and pleads for Eva's survival. Topsy accepts the White opinion that she is worthless and evil. The illustrations are very graphic, as is customary for Russell's work published by The Musical Bouquet. Eliza Cook's words have been set to music by several composers including S. Stanley (in a version entitled "Topsy Neber Was Born") and Henry Russell. Russell (1812-1900) was born in England of Jewish parentage. He studied with Bellini and knew Rossini, Donizetti and Meyerbeer. To seek his fortune he moved to America from 1833 to 1841, where his income came from his concerts (piano and voice recitals), not from his immensely popular sheet music, for which he received no royalties. Among his famous works are "Woodman, Spare That Tree," "The Indian Hunter," "That Old Gang of Mine," etc. He championed social causes like abolition (this item), reform of mental asylums and temperance. First Edition. Not in Dichter's Handbook. Mild soiling and foxing. Small closed tear near gutter of pp. 3/4. Else, Very Good. London. The Musical Bouquet Office and J. Allen. N.D. [ca. 1854].
Price: $250.00

10080
Super, R[obert] H[enry].- Trollope in the Post Office. A quasi-biography of Anthony Trollope, not as a writer, but as a professional with the British Post Office from age 19 to 52. The author shows the relationship between Trollope's work at the post office and his literary works. First Edition. As New. Ann Arbor, Michigan The University of Michigan Press. 1981.
Price: $38.00

10083
[Marryat, Captain Frederick] By the Author of "Jacob Faithful," "Peter Simple," &c.- Diary of a Blasé. Marryat (1792-1848), a onetime friend of Charles Dickens, was famous for his nautical stories and novels. He also, like Dickens, was a critical visitor to America. According to Sadleir, this is the first book issue of material published in the Metropolitan Magazine to July 1836. It was not issued in book form in England until 1840 ("Olla Podrida"). First American Edition (The first edition in book form), First Issue (Sept., 1836). Sadleir I, 1577 (this issue). Wolff II, 4516. Brussel, Anglo-Am. First Ed, East to West, p.117 Spine replaced with later cloth. Rear cover had been detached. Rear pastedown mostly gone. Boards soiled. Edges of boards and corners slightly worn. Slight foxing. Else, Very Good. Philadelphia. E. L. Carey and A. Hart. 1836
Price: $85.00

10090
Trollope, Anthony.- The Vicar of Bullhampton. A Novel. With Illustrations. A novel written to evoke sympathy for a fallen woman, according to Trollope's autobiography.His 24th novel becomes one of his darkest (Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope). Originally issued serially (one of 8 Trollope novels so issued) in monthly parts. This is the first American edition, in the same year as the First (English) Edition. Bookseller's tag on front pastedown. First American Edition. Sadleir 33. Terry, Oxford Readers Comp. to Trollope, pp. 566-68. Not in Wolff Spine sunned. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Front hinge starting internally. Blisterting of cloth on front cover. Else a very clean, unfoxed Very Good copy. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1870.
Price: $375.00

10091
Trollope, Anthony.- The Golden Lion of Grandpere. A Novel. With Illustrations. A novel set in Alsace-Lorraine and arising from Trollope's travels. He depicts the workings of a small community (Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope). There are references to the author's postal experience, but the work focuses on a small and unsophisticated world. Walpole considered this the very best of Trollope's shorter novels (Sumner & Stillman, Cat. 92, #33). Originally issued serially (one of 8 Trollope novels so issued) . This is the first American edition, in the same year as the First (English) Edition. First American Edition. Sadleir, pp. 130-132. Terry, Oxford Readers Comp. to Trollope, pp. 220-21. Wolff 6778 Leaf 93/94 torn in gutter margin half way from top without loss of text. Wear at ends of spine with cloth starting at hinges. A very clean, unfoxed Very Good copy. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1872.
Price: $325.00

10110
Skilton, David, Connolly, Claire, and Edwards, Christopher.- Anthony Trollope. A Collector's Catalogue. 1847-1990. A useful bibliography of works by and about Trollope. A good supplement to Sadleir's bibliography. the first part is based on Lance Tingay's The Trollope Collector of 1985. First Edition. As New. Lomdon. The Trollope Society. 1992.
Price: $25.00

10117
Broad, C. Lewis, and Broad, Violet M.- Dictionary to the Plays and Novels of Bernard Shaw with Bibliography of His Works and of the Literature concerning Him with a Record of the Principal Shavian Play Productions. A brief biography of Shaw, a discourse on his works, often in his own words, a bibliography of his productions to 1929, a list of secondary sources, a dictionary to characters, etc., and a catalogue of first productions and their performers for his plays. First Edition. Covers soiled, especially the spine with wear at edges. Chip from head of spine. Nice owner's bookplate ("Bertram E. Shuttleworth"). Else, Very Good. London. A. & .C. Black, Ltd. 1929.
Price: $18.00

10118
[Sheet Music] Paull. E. T.- Chariot Race or Ben Hur March. Respectfully Inscribed to Gen. Lew Wallace, Author of Ben Hur. Played by Sousa's Band. A popular march illustrating a scene from "Ben Hur", at the time a very popular novel and more recently, a blockbuster film. The cover is grandly decorated and illustrated by a vivid color illustration, a stipple lithograph, of the dramatic chariot race from the novel. A glorious production at the peak of sheet music production. First Edition. Linen band sewn neatly along folds. Mild soiling of cover. Else, Very Good. New York. E. T. Paull Music Co. 1894.
Price: $150.00

10119
Joyce, James.- Dubliners. Although James Joyce's (1882-1941) "Dubliners" was first published (in England) in 1914, after 9 years of rejection by printers who refused to work on the volume, and in America in 1916-7, it was not till 1932 that it was printed on the Continent, in this edition. Not for distribution in Britain or the United States, this is the first volume in the series of The Albatross Modern Continental Library, issued by Albatross Verlag of Hamburg. It was printed and bound in Verona by Stabilimenti A. Mondadori. Copyright Edition. Slocum and Cahoon, Bibliog. James Joyce, # 8-10, pp. 12-18. Mild soiling of covers. Small owner's signature on front free end paper. Last signature loose.Small chips from ends of spine. Else, Very Good. Hamburg, Paris, Milano. The Albatross Verlag. 1932.
Price: $55.00

10123
Harte, F. Bret.- That Heathen Chinee and Other Poems Mostly Humorous. The Heathen Chinee was originally published by Harte in The Overland Monthly as part of the title "Plain Language from Truthful James." There was a separate publication by Harte's official American publisher, Fields and Osgood. Initially, Harte's satire was misunderstood and the poem was considered racist. Harte, of course, meant the opposite and was satirizing the prevalent idea that this country was being corrupted by cheap Chinese labor. This issue is the First English Edition and conforms to BAL State B (the front cover ads list "Sensation Novels at 1/), First Issue (no caricature on title page)."cMGee" for "McGee" on p. 126., Rare in wrappers. First English Edition. Earliest Issue. BAL 7254. Shaken with separation of some signatures. Spine mostly lacking. Else, Very Good. London. John Camden Hotten N.D. [1871]
Price: $75.00

10143
Hardy, Thomas.- Far from the Madding Crowd. First published in 1874 in two volumes, "Far from the Madding Crowd" was Hardy's fourth novel and part of the series of Wessex Novels. This reprint by A. L. Burt is part of The Manhattan Library, a subscription series featuring, among others, great novelists of the nineteenth century. Covers lightly soiled. Two very small chips from end of spine and one chip from margin of pp.163/164, not involving text. Else Very Good. New York. A. L. Burt. 1894.
Price: $40.00

10144
[Sheet Music]. Stone, John S.- Uncle Tom's Galop. A piano solo piece in galop rhythm celebrating Uncle Tom by Harriet beecher Stowe in its English version. The cover illustration portrays Blacks and horses cavorting around the plantation house, all showing humor and enjoyment, while the white "Missus" looks out on the scene from her second story window and an unjoyful white master (Simon Legree ?) lies observant on the grownd with his whip nearby. Quite rare. First Edition. Bottom edge slightly trimmed. Mild foxing. Else, Very Good. London. B. Williams. N.D. [ca. 1853]
Price: $185.00

10150
[Sheet Music]. Beach, Mrs. H. H. A. [Amy Marcy Cheney Beach] - A Song of Love (Chanson d'Amour) (Words by Victor Hugo).- A lovely song by Amy Beach (1867-1944), a prominent American woman composer and pianist, who is only now receiving her due high regard. The words are from Victor Hugo. The rear cover has a catalogue of some of her works. She grew up, an only child in a wealthy family, in Boston, was taught by her mother early on, but was mostly self-taught. She soloed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1885. Much encouraged by her husband, a professor at Harvard Medical School and colleague of OIliver Wendell Holmes, she became "the most prominent American woman composer of her time" and was commissioned in 1892 "to write a work for the dedication of the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago." (James, et al.). She was "the first woman to write successfully [music] in the larger forms" ( a mass, a symphony , a sonata, a concerto) (op. cit.) First Edition. James, et al, Notable Am. Women, I, 117-9. A few small closed tears along the margins and at the cover hinges. A few small chips from edges. Music store stamp at foot of front cover. Else, Very Good. Boston. Arthur P. Schmidt. 1893.
Price: $75.00

10156
[Forrester, Alfred Henry]. (pseudonym: Alfred Crowquill).- Eleven Pages of Engravings, Illustrative of Military Life, Two per Page. Drawn by Alfred Crowquill. An unusual assortment of engravings by Alfred Crowquill on military life. They are grouped, two to a page, on eleven pages. No title page. First Edition. Mild wear at ends of spine. End papers browned. Plates lightly foxed. Else, Very Good. N.P. M. & N. Hanhart. N.D.
Price: $110.00

10015
[Brontë, Charlotte] (pseudonym: Currer Bell).- Shirley. A Tale. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1850. 206 pp. 8vo. Double column format. First American Edition. A first American edition of Charlotte Brontë's second novel, "Shirley," in the format that Smith attributes only to the copies in wraps. This copy may have been rebound. although the paper backing of the signatures bears the label of "Barnard and Jones, Job Printers." It is similar to the Huntington Library and the Antiquarian Society copies, which Smith points out lack both the wraps and the final gathering containing the publisher's ads. The date of publication was actually 1849, but, as noted by Smith, the printing indicatedf a post-date of 1850. The cloth version was printed from a different setting in 12mo and lacks the errors in Chapter numbers repeated by the American compositors from their sheets of the First English Edition. Thiis copy has the period following "The End" on p. 206 and the extra 4 lines, also on p.206, seen only in the First American Edition in wraps (Smith, Note 6, p.125). Lacks wraps Very minor foxing of preliminaries. Mildly cocked W. E. Smith, pp.124–5. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1850.
Price: $350.00

8398
Cheney, Ednah D[ow] (Editor).- Louisa May Alcott. Her Life, Letters, and Journals. London. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Limited. 1890. 404 pp. Illustrated. Portrait Frontispiece. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt lettering. T.e.g. Pages untrimmed. Green coated end papers. Bookseller's tag laid down on rear pastedown. Second Edition (so stated). The first of the biographies of Alcott (1832–88). It makes use of her journals and the letters remaining after her death, thus a quasi-autobiography. It was compiled, edited and written by her friend, Ednah Dow Cheney (1824–1904), who, a friend of both the May and the Alcott families, was evicted from school as a child because "her influence was not helpful to discipline" (DAB). She became a teacher, reformer, abolitionist, suffragette and Transcendentalist. Cheney was a member of Margaret Fuller's conversation class and taught at Alcott's School of Philosophy.This quasi-biography , here in the English edition, was long considered the main source of information on Alcott, until the contemporary revisions by Stern, chiefly. Still the main source of that information, personal and engaged, which only a contemporary view can provide. Owner's signature: "Lucy Maud Firth / Christmas 1891". Wear at ends of spine. Corners bumped. Else, Very Good. London. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Limited. 1890.
Price: $75.00

10063
Cheney, Ednah D[ow] (Editor).- Louisa May Alcott. Her Life, Letters and Journals. Boston. Roberts Brothers. 1889. 404 pp. + 8 pp. publisher's ads for Alcott's books. Illustrated with portraits of Alcott, samples of her handwriting, etc. Small 8vo. Brown cloth with titling in gilt on front cover, rulings and decorations in black, gold and red on spine and front cover. Green floral end papers. T.e.g. First Edition. The first of the biographies of Alcott (1832–88). It makes use of her journals and the letters remaining after her death, thus a quasi-autobiography. It was compiled, edited and written by her friend, Ednah Dow Cheney (1824–1904), who, a friend of both the May and the Alcott families, was evicted from school as a child because "her influence was not helpful to discipline" (DAB). She became a teacher, reformer, abolitionist, suffragette and Transcendentalist. Cheney was a member of Margaret Fuller's conversation class and taught at Alcott's School of Philosophy. This quasi-biography was long considered the main source of information on Alcott, until the contemporary revisions by Stern, chiefly. Still the main source of that information, personal and engaged, which only a contemporary view can provide. Moinimal wear ate ends of spine and at corners. Else Very Good +. A tight, handsome example. BAL 221. DAB Boston. Roberts Brothers. 1889.
Price: $85.00

6447
Collins, Wilkie.- Alicia Warlock, (A Mystery,) and Other Stories. Boston. William F. Gill & Company. 1875. 126 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's ads at front. Portrait frontispiece of Collins and another illustration by Arthur Lumley. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt titling and decoration on spine and frontcover. A.e.g. Double column format. First American Edition. "Alicia Warlock" had originally been published in Dickens' "Household Words" in the 1850's. New characters and new incidents were introduced in this issue, with a new beginning and new ending. Thus, Collins proposes, that it is essentially a new story under the older title. The other stories have been reproduced in several collections since this volume's publication. They include "A Sane Madman", "The Fatal Cradle: Otherwise the Heart-Rending Story of Mr. Heavysides", "Blow up with the Brig!","The Queen's Revenge", "Fragments of Personal Experience. My Black Mirror", "Sketches of Character. - I. Mrs. Badgery", "A Case Worth Looking at. Memoirs of an Adopted Son". An uncommon item. Ex libris. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Front hinge starting internally. Wear at ends of spine and corners with small chips from ends of spine. Stains on end papers. Else, Good +. Beetz records some of these stories, but not the volume itself. Boston. William F. Gill & Company. 1875.
Price: $225.00

7583
Collins, Wilkie.- The Moonstone. A Novel. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1869. 223 pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Brown publisher's cloth, embossed in the blind and titled elaborately in gilt on spine. Double column format. T.e.g. First American Edition, Second Issue. This novel, Collins' masterpiece and the first volume of modern detective fiction, was issued serially in 1868 in Charles Dickens' "All the Year Round." The Harpers edition is also the First Illustrated Edition. Because of its high sales, according to some evidence, Dickens became jealous, felt he could outdo Collins, and eventually developed "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" (1870) in response. Collins, suffering from an extreme case of gout while writing this novel, wrote it under the influence of laudanum (tincture of opium) (see Preface to this volume and Wolff, Note to 1368d), which he was taking for his severe pain. Collins had a rupture over finances with his publisher, Tinsley, after the publication of the first English edition, while, in America, Harpers suffered from the competition of cheap and cheaply done piracies. Very mild foxing.Wear at ends of spine and corners. Owner's signature on front end paper. Else, Very Good. Beetz, 44–47. Parrish, 73–5, Wolff 1368a. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1869.
Price: $375.00

10032
Collins, Wilkie.- Poor Miss Finch. A Novel. With Illustrations. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1872. 196 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's catalogue at rear. Frontispiece portrait of Wilkie Collins in addition to frontispiece illustration. 8vo. Brown publisher's cloth embossed in the blind, with gilt titling on spine. Double column format. First American Edition. Illustrated by Edward Hughes, engraved by F. Wentworth. Others by C. S. R. Copyright 1871. Originally serialized in Cassell's Magazine. This first Amnerican Edition was published in the same year as the First London Edition by Bentley. A melodramatic novel by Collins about a blind woman who falls in love with one of twin brothers. The other brother falls in love with her. Regaining her sight miraculously only complicates her life terribly. Collins finds a resolution. Rebacked professionally with original spine laid down and internal hinges repaired with archival tape. Binder's ticket on rear pastedown. Else, Very Good. Parrish, p. 85. Beetz 54. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1872.
Price: $225.00

9964
Harte, [Francis] Bret.- The Poetical Works of Bret Harte. Complete Edition. Illustrated. Boston. James R. Osgood and Company. 1872. 333 pp. Illustrated with wood engravings, some by J. P. Davis. 12mo. Red publisher's cloth. Gilt titling on spine and device on front cover. Beveled boards. A.e.g. Heavy paper stock and text completely bordered in a single red line. Brown coated end papers. Probably First American Illustrated Edition. Probably the First American Illustrated Edition of Harte's Complete Poems, very nicely got up in beveled boards and on heavy stock with the text bordered in red. Likely not derived from the English edition of the same year, since it lacks the poem "Idyl of Battle Hollow", first presented in the English illustrated edition. Also, at least one of the engravers, J. P. Davis, is likely to be American (Groce & Wallace lists John Parker Davis [1832–1910] as a wood engraver in New York after the 1850's). Owner's dedication in pencil on front flyleaf is dated Christmas '73. "The Heathen Chinee" appears under the title of "Plain Language from Truthful James", as it first appeared in September, 1870, in "Overland Monthly", and has the Sol Eytinge illustrations Spine sunned. Mild wear at ends of spine. Browning of pp. 220/221 (from offsetting?) Else, Very Good. BAL 7448. BAL 7253 (for First Edition of Poems) and 7260 (for First English Illustrated Edition). Groce & Wallace, p.168. Boston. James R. Osgood and Company. 1872.
Price: $250.00

10066
Junius (pseud.).- The Letters of Junius. In Two Volumes (Bound Together). Boston. N.H. Whitaker. Stereotyped by J. Reed. 1829. 216, 215 pp. Frontispiece portraits engraved by D. C. Johnston and vignette portrait on title page in each volume 12mo. Full calf. Flat back.Elaborate gilt decoration and titling on spine. Early American Edition. Junius was an English political writer, whose letters to the London "Public Advertiser" from January 1769 to January 1772 attacked King George III and his ministerrs, mostly about the controversy over John Wilkes. Wilkes, a journalist, entered parliament in 1757, but continued to attack the King in his periodical, the North Briton. He was expelled from Parliament in 1764 and imprisoned, but was repeatedly reelected, finally being allowed to be seated in 1774. Wilkes defended the cause of liberty for the American colonies. Junius' Letters were of great interest to Benjamin Waterhouse, the maverick Newport-born, London- and Leyden-educated physician and patriot, the first Professor of the Theory and Practice of Physick, recruited to the faculty of the new medical school at Harvard by John Warren. Waterhouse was the first American champion of Jenner's vaccination for smallpox, even persuading Jefferson to vaccinate his family and household, but his difficult personality led to controversy and isolation. He spent his last days editing an edition of Junius' letters, attributing them to Lord Chatham (William Pitt). According to Francesco Cordasco, Junius was Laughton Macleane, a Regimental Surgeon in the French and Indian War and later secretary to Lord Shelburne. Linguistic analysis suggests Sir Philip Francis (1740–1818) was Junius. The portraits are of The Earl of Chatham (William Pitt) and of John Horne Tooke (1736–1812, a politician and philologist), both of whom supported the American colonies in the Revolutionary War. The vignettes are of Sir William Draper (a contentious general) and Lord North. Owner's signature on front pastedown: Ben C. Eastman. Mild wear at ends of spine and at corners. Mild foxing.Else, Very Good. DNB. Boston. N.H. Whitaker. Stereotyped by J. Reed. 1829.
Price: $150.00

10022
Kipling, Rudyard (Words) and Arthur Sullivan (Music).- The Absent-Minded Beggar. {Sheet Music, Together with a Separate Folded Pamphlet Facsimile of the Signed Kipling Manuscript of the Poem). London Enoch & Sons, for "The Daily Mail" Publishing Co. 1899. 9, 4 pp. Manuscript pamphlet illustrated by a full-page lithographic illustration by R. Caton Woodville of "A Gentleman in Kharki," dated 1899. Fo., 4to. Decoratively printed cover of the music; cover of text of poem illustrated with a portrait of Kipling by John Collier. Second Edition of sheet music; First Edition of Facsimile of poem.. A jingoistic song by the paradigm of imperialistic chauvinism, Rudyard Kipling, and set to music by Arthur Sullivan (the music half of Gilbert & Sullivan), urging their countrymen to help support the families of servicemen in the Boer War. The proceeds of the sale of this Second Edition and of the sale of singing rights were to go to support the wives and children of active duty servicemen in Army and Navy. The cost of printing the First Edition had already been donated by Enoch & Sons. The whole proceeds of the Facsimile Pamphlet were donated by the "Daily Mail," in the name of Rudyard Kipling, to the wives and children of Reservists. Kipling wrote this poem , as "in part a channel for his aggressive feelings (.... – always, when one looks into Kipling's patriotic verse, one finds this vein somewhere: he is 'hammering' liberals), and published it in the Daily Mail, which would doubtless take it today if a few words were changed." (Seymour-Smith). The song earned much for Kipling's cause. Sullivan, with his wide range of musical composition, had wanted to set other works of Kipling to music, notably "Recessional." Owner's initials on front cover of music . Cover hinge separated on music and starting on pamphlet. Else, Very Good. M. Seymour-Smith, "Rudyard Kipling, A Biography," p. 293. Martindell, 69. Livingston 218. London Enoch & Sons, for "The Daily Mail" Publishing Co. 1899.
Price: $175.00

8897
Martineau, Harriet.- Harriet Martineau's Letters, with Notes by the Editor. Letter VII. in The American Phrenological Journal and Miscellany. Vol. VI. October, 1845. No. 10. Pp. 336–339. New York. Fowler & Wells. 1845. 32 pp. (whole issue). Illustrated. 8vo. Self wrappers. Disboumd. First Edition. A long letter by Harriet Martineau on mesmerism, arguing for temperate response to critics by the devotees and a moderation in the criticism of the science of mesmerism. The futility of the chuch's ban on mesmerism is discussed as well as responsibility on the part of practitioners toward the well-being of their subjects. Martineau was generally favorable to the notions of mesmerism and here argues for its acceptance in principle. Further articles include a phrenological evaluation, including skull measurements, of the character of the great chemist Justus Liebig, in part quoted from the Edinburgh Phrenological Journal of January, 1845. Front edges slightly torn on first 3 leaves. Moderate foxing. Else, Very Good. New York. Fowler & Wells. 1845.
Price: $40.00

10042
Martineau, Harriet and Edgar A. Poe.- Article II, Magnetism Applied to the Cure of Disease. Harriet Martineau's Letters, with Notes by the Editor. Letter IV. Nov. 24, 1844. Pp. 295–8, and Article IV, Magnetic Developments, Which Quotes "Mesmeric Revelation - by Edgar A. Poe - " from Columbian Magazine, pp. 304–11. Both in The American Phrenological Journal and Miscellany. Vol. VII. September, 1845. No. 9 New York. Fowler & Wells. 1845. 32 pp. (pp. 289–320). Illustrated. 8vo. Self-wraps. Disbound. Sewn. First Edition. A letter from Harriet Martineau, a cautious believer in Mesmerism, on the efficacy of mesmerism in managing somnambulism and other disorders. She concludes that mesmerism is of no harm to either the subject or the practitioner of mesmerism. The article by Poe relates his certainty of the veracity of mesmerism. He comments on the closeness of the mesmeric state with death and relates the dialogue he engaged in with a terminally-ill sleep-waker whom he had mesmerized on many occasions. Other articles relate to human improvement and the Law of Progression, on Continuity and a miscellany of commentary by the Editors. Minimal foxing. Else, Very Good +. New York. Fowler & Wells. 1845.
Price: $45.00

9992
Masters, Edgar Lee.- Lichee Nuts. New York Horace Liveright. 1930. 137 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with silver titling on front cover, and in black on spine.Decorative cartouche in black with titling in Chinese characters. T.e. tinted grey. First Edition. Edgar Lee Masters' words of wisdom in poetic epigrams in Chinese voices. Witty, but serious in intent. Title page in red and black. Slight fading of spine and narrow band at head of front cover. Else, Very Good. New York Horace Liveright. 1930.
Price: $39.00

10021
Rottman, Paul (Music) and Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) (Words).- [Sheet Music]. Mark Twain's Good-Bye. Song with Violin Obligato. Hannibal, MO.. Davis Studio Publishers. 1935. 3 pp. Fo. Illustrated wraps. First Edition. The setting of a poem by Mark Twain to music in commemoration of the Centennial of the author's birth. The music was composed by Paul Rottman and edited by Eleanor Davis. An interesting and relevant imprint of Hannibal, MO, Twain's boyhood home. A centennial dinner was held in Twain's honor about the same time as this publication. The official seal of the Centennial celebration on the cover implies that this may have been played and sung at the official Centennial dinner. Owner's signature at corner of front cover. Else Very Good.+. Hannibal, MO.. Davis Studio Publishers. 1935.
Price: $125.00

10059
Ruskin, John.- Sesame and Lilies. Two Lectures Delivered at Manchester in 1864. 1. Of Kings' Treasuries. 2. Of Queens' Gardens. New York. John Wiley & Son. 1865. 119pp. 12mo. Brown moiré publisher's cloth. Covers embossed in the blind with decorative embossed borders. Titled in gilt on spine. Decorative gilt illustration of artist's palette on front cover. First American Edition. Ruskin was among the most versatile of Victorian public leaders, an architect, artist and critic, philosopher, scientist, poet, etc. This is one of Ruskin's great works. Two lectures: the first on "Why Read?," a plea for increased national expenditures for cultural, literary and artistic activities rather than war and panic; the second, a challenge to women to come forward, to speak out and to take their rightful places in the world of affairs. Both are consistent with Ruskin's work for human autonomy and self sufficiency. Minimal wear at ends of spine and at corners. Foxed. Else, Very Good. New York. John Wiley & Son. 1865.
Price: $85.00

10005
Sargent, Helen Child, and George Lyman Kittredge, (Editors).- English and Scottish Popular Ballads Boston. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1904. 729 pp. Frontispiece portrait photograph of F. J. Child. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with title embossed in a wreath in the blind on front cover and gilt titling on spine. T.e.g. Double column format. Student's Cambridge Edition. The Cambridge Poets Series, edited by Bliss Perry. The definitive workon English and Scottish ballads, based on the collection of Francis James Child. Child originally edited and published his collection in 1884, in ten parts in five volumes. Kittredge and Sargent edited the volumes, providing brief introductions, notes, a glossary, index and other material, condensed into two volumes, of almost all the ballads, but not all variants, and published n 1904. It contains all 305 ballads (except Nos. 33, 279, 281, 290 and 299). This student edition, perhaps the most useful edition, has nearly all the same material in one volume. It includes the complete sources of the material, but omits someof the less relevant bibliographical references. Minimalwear at ends of spine and scant wear at corners. A very tight, very clean copy. Near Fine. Boston. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1904.
Price: $55.00

10014
Scott, Walter, Esq.- The Dance of Death and Other Poems. Bound with The Field of Waterloo. Philadelphia and Boston; New York. M. Carey and Wells & Lilly (William Fry, Printer), 88; Van Winkle & Wiley. 1816; 1815 62 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's ads; 48 pp. + 82 blank pages.. Small 12mo.(3" x 51/4") Full contemporary tree calf with decorative gilt borders on covers and spine, and on edges. Black leather labels for titling in gilt. Contemporary French marbled end papers. Both engraved and printed title pages. First American Edition. An unusual pairing of two works of Sir Walter Scott on the Battle of Waterloo in an American edition. According to Todd & Bowden, "The Field of Waterloo" is more typically bound with other titles in its American issues. Scott was much disturbed by Napoleon's behavior generally and exulted in his defeat at Waterloo. Profits from "The Field of Waterloo" were Scott's contribution to the fund for the benefit of the widows and children of those who died in the battle (Thomson). "The Dance of Death" commemorates the terrible slaughter at Waterloo, which ended the Napoleonic Wars. Wear at head of spine Front hinge starting.Loss of upper black spine label. Todd & Bowden 315R], 88A]; 84Rf]. Thomson, Descr. Cat., pp. 28, 64. Am Imp 38892, 35871. Philadelphia and Boston; New York. M. Carey and Wells & Lilly (William Fry, Printer), 88; Van Winkle & Wiley. 1816; 1815
Price: $325.00

10013
Scott, Walter, Esq.- The Vision of Don Roderick. A Poem. Philadelphia. Anthony Finley, and B. B. Hopkins & Co. 1811. 136 pp. Engraved vignette title page. Small 12mo.(3" x 51/4") Full contemporary tree calf with decorative gilt borders on covers and spine, and on edges. Black leather labels for titling in gilt. Contemporary French marbled end papers. Both engraved and printed title pages. First American Edition. Printed by T. & G. Palmer. This was Scott's contribution to the subscriptions to benefit the Portuguese sufferers of the Bonaparte Wars, which were carried out in their country (Thomson). Wear at head and tail fo spine and at corners. Front hinge starting.Chip from black spine label with title. Todd & Bowden 59 Rf] [1]. Am Imp 23895. Thomson, Descr. Cat., p. 74. Philadelphia. Anthony Finley, and B. B. Hopkins & Co. 1811.
Price: $275.00

7267
Thackeray, William Makepeace.- The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray. In Twenty Two Volumes. London. Smith, Elder & Company. 1869. 8vo. Three quarters calf and marbled boards. Elaborate gilt decoration. All edges marbled . First Edition as such. Illustrated by Thackeray, du Maurier, Doyle An excellent set of Thackeray's works. Complete, well-illustrated and very well bound. Very Good. London. Smith, Elder & Company. 1869.
Price: $2,500.00

10065
Thackeray, William Makepeace.- The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray. [Incomplete Set]. Twelve Volumes of Twenty Two. London. Smith, Elder & Company. 1869. 8vo. Original green publisher's cloth, elaborately decorated in the blind and in gilt on both covers and spine.Elaborate borders. Gilt monogram of Thackeray's initials in elaborate cartouche on both covers. Beveled boards. T.e.g. Black coated end papers. First Edition as such. Illustrated by Thackeray, George du Maurier, Richard Doyle An excellent set of Thackeray's works. In beautiful ly decorated original cloth. Includes Pendennis (2 Vols); Vanity Fair (2 Vols.); The Newcomes (2 Vols.); The Virginians (2 Vols.); Henry Esmond (1 Vol.); The Book of Snobs, and Sketches and Travels in London (1 Vol.); Ballads and Tales (1 Vol.); The Four Georges, and The English Humourists (1 Vol.). Mild wear at ends of spine on several volumes. Else, Very Good. London. Smith, Elder & Company. 1869.
Price: $400.00

6700
Harte, Bret.- A Sappho of Green Springs and Other Stories. Boston and New York. Houghton, Mifflin and Co. 1891. First American Edition, First Issue. Pages 294 pp. + 36 pp. publisher's catalogue at rear.16mo. Green publisher's cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Black lettering and decoration on front cover. First American Edition, First Issue. BAL 7357. Wright III, 2550. A collection of four stories by Bret Harte. Besides the title story are: The Chatelaine of Burnt Ridge; Through the Santa Clara Wheat; The Maecenas of the Pacific Slope. Owner's signature in pencil on front fly leaf, dated April, 1891, within 1 1/2 months of publication. Near Fine.
Price: $65.00

9961
Harte, Bret.- A Waif of the Plains Boston and New York. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1890. First Edition. First Printing (Novels and Tales, in 12 vols.; Waif listed at $1.25) Pages 231 pp.18 mo. Blue decorated publisher's cloth. Titling in gilt on spine, in black on front cover. T.e.g. Other edges stained orange. First Edition. First Printing (Novels and Tales, in 12 vols.; Waif listed at $1.25) BAL 7350. Wright III, 2560 The "chronicle of Clarence Brant's boyhood." How he turned out is yet to be written. Slight wear at ends of spine. Slightly cocked. Else Very Good.
Price: $75.00

6709
Harte, [Francis] Bret.- The Crusade of the Excelsior. Boston and New York. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1887. First Edition. First Issue Pages 250 pp. + 12 pp. publisher's catalogue at rear.18mo. Olive publisher's cloth. Gilt lettering on spine and black lettering on front cover. T.e.g. Slate coated end papers. First Edition. First Issue Frontispiece and 3 plates inserted. BAL 7340. Wright III, 2533. A nautical adventure at the fringes of Mexico and California by Harte. Mild wear at ends of spine. Slight cocking of spine. Rear hinge cracking internally. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Mildly shaken. Bookseller's stamp on front free end paper. Else, Good+.
Price: $65.00

6710
Harte, [Francis] Bret.- The Crusade of the Excelsior. Boston and New York. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1887. First Edition. Pages 250 pp. + 12 pp. publisher's catalogue at rear.18m0. Brown publisher's cloth. Gilt lettering on spine and black lettering on front cover. T.e.g. Slate coated end papers. First Edition. Frontispiece and 3 plates inserted. BAL 7340. Wright III, 2533. A nautical adventure at the fringes of Mexico and California by Harte. Bookseller's tag at foot of front free endpaper. Slight cocking of spine. Rear hinge starting. Covers slightly scuffed. One signature sprung. Wear at ends of spine. Else, Good+
Price: $65.00

6704
Harte, [Francis] Bret.- From Sand Hill to Pine. Boston and New York. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1900. First Edition Pages 328 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's catalogue at rear.16mo. Red publisher's cloth. T.e.g. Gilttitling on spine and black on front cover First Edition BAL 7394. Wright III, 2537 Six California stories by Bret Harte. Mild wearat ends of spine and at cornerrs. Owner's signature in ink on front pastedown. Else, Very Good.
Price: $60.00

6705
Harte, [Francis]Bret.- Her Letter. His Answer & Her Last Letter. Boston. Houghton, Mifflin & Company. 1905. First Illustrated edition. First Printing. Pages 94 pp.8vo. Illustrated and decorated green publisher's cloth. T.e.g. Decorated end papers. First Illustrated edition. First Printing. Numerous plates and decorations, many colored. BAL 7541. A tale of romance evolving through three poetic letters by Bret Harte. A book beautifully decorated on each page with accompanying illustrations in contemporary fashion by Arthur Keller, a noted artist of the West who was appreciated by Harte and Muir. Front cover slightly soiled, with faint warp. Owner's inscription in pencil on front free end paper.
Price: $125.00

6706
Harte, [Francis] Bret.- In the Carquinez Woods. Boston. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1884. First Edition. Pages 241 pp.18mo. Terra cotta publisher's cloth with gilt ttitling on spine and on front cover. Black decorations on front cover and decorated in the blind on rear. T.e.g. Slate coated end papers. First Edition. BAL 7328. Wright III, 2542. More of Harte's tales of the West. Copyright 1883. Owner's signatue in pencil on fly leaf dated Dec 10th 1883. BAL type A with flat ampersand on cover (no priority). Mild wear at edges and corners. Mildly cocked. One signature mildly shaken. Small tear at free corner of front end paper. Else, Very Good.
Price: $60.00

6707
Harte, [Francis] Bret.- Poems Boston Fields, Osgood, & Co. 1871 First Edition, First State. Pages 152 pp. Publisher's ad precedes Title Page.12mo. Purple publisher's cloth with embossed stars. Beveled boards. Gilt signature of Harte on front cover with signature in blind on rear cover. Brown coated end papers. T.e.g. First Edition, First State. BAL 7253. The first edition, first state of Harte's poems as noted in BAL. Includes the July, 1870 poem, "Dickens in Camp," celebrating the author of "Little Nell" within a month of Dickens' death. Spine sunned. Mild wear at ends of spine. Few spots on page ends. Owner's signature iin inkon title page. Else, Very good. $125.00 6707
Price: $125.00

6708
Harte, [Francis] Bret.- Poems Boston James R. Osgood and Company 1871 First Edition, Third State with J. R. Osgood imprint. Never seen by BAL (so stated). Pages 152 pp. Publisher's ad precedes Title Page. 16mo. Purple publisher's cloth with embossed stars. Beveled boards. Gilt signature of Harte on front cover with signature in blind on rear cover. Brown coated end papers. T.e.g. First Edition, Third State with J. R. Osgood imprint. BAL 7253. The first edition of Harte's poems in an unrecorded mixed state. The cover has Fields, Osgood & Co. monogram at foot, while title page has J. R. Osgood & Co. imprint, a combination that BAL reports never to have been seen. This may have been the very first J. R. Osgood reprint of the Fields, Osgood & Co. First Edition, Third State. Includes the July, 1870 poem, "Dickens in Camp," celebrating the author of "Little Nell" within a month of Dickens' death. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Spine sunned. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

8322
Harte, [Francis] Bret.- Poems. Boston. Fields, Osgood, & Co. 1871. First Edition, First State. Pages 152 pp. Publisher's ad precedes Title Page.12mo. Purple publisher's cloth with embossed stars. Beveled boards. Gilt signature of Harte on front cover with signature in blind on rear cover. Brown coated end papers. T.e.g. First Edition, First State. BAL 7253. The first edition, first state of Harte's poems as noted in BAL. Includes the July, 1870 poem, "Dickens in Camp," celebrating the author of "Little Nell" within a month of Dickens' death. Fading of spine and front cover. Wear at head and tail of spine and at corners. Slightly shaken. Else, Very Good.
Price: $98.00

6698
Harte, [Francis] Bret.- A Protégée of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories. Boston and New York. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1894 First Edition, First Issue. Pages 292 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's catalogue.16mo. Olive publisher's cloth. T.e.g. Lettered in gilt on spine and in black on front cover. First Edition, First Issue. BAL 7368. Wright III, 2548. Six California stories of the mature Bret Harte. Slight wear at ends of spine and at corners. Else, Very Good.
Price: $70.00

6699
Harte, [Francis] Bret.- A Protégée of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories. Boston and New York. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1894. First Edition. First Issue. Pages 292 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's catalogue.16mo. Red publisher's cloth. T.e.g. Lettered in gilt on spine and in black on front cover. First Edition. First Issue. BAL 7368. Wright III, 2548. Six California stories of the mature Bret Harte. Wear at ends ofspine and at corners.Fading of sdspine. owner's signature in ink on front free end paper and his bookplate on front pastedown. Water stain on lower margins of text. Else, Good
Price: $55.00

6712
Harte, [Francis] Bret.- Three Partners. Or The Big Strike on Heavy Tree Hill. Boston. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1897. Reprint of First American Edition. Pages 342 pp.16mo. Red cloth with gilt titling on spine. Reprint of First American Edition. BAL 7385. Wright III, 2557. A late Jack Hamlin novel, set in California, by Bret Harte. Mild wear at ends of spine and at corners. Else, Very Good.
Price: $42.00

9922
Hawthorne, Nathaniel.- Fire-Worship. In The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Vol XIII, No. LXVI. December, 1843. Pp. 627-630. New York. J. & H. G. Langley. 1843. First Edition. Pages 112 pp. in entire monthly issue8vo. Printed tan paper wraps with decorative border. First Edition. Frontispiece portrait of A. Mouton (engraved from a Daguerreotype by F. Halpin with tissue guard. DNB (for Mouton). Browne, p. 54, 49. BAL7598. Frazer Clark, D55, A151A1. Groce & Wallace, p.286 (for Halpin). The first edition of a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of his "Separate Stories," in a single monthly issue of "The Democratic Review." This story was later reprinted in "Mosses from an Old Manse," Vol. I (1846). Other contents include a long biography of Percy Bysshe Shelley and a poem, "A Caution to Lovers," by William Ellery Channing. The frontispiece, from an early Dagerreotype, is a portrait of A[lexander] Mouton, a prominent Democraric politician from Louisiana, just then elected Governor of that state, later active in the Secession. Frederick Halpin (1805-1880) was a portrait and historical engraver and book illustrator. He was born in England, moved to New York about 1842 and was active till his death.. Covers soiled. Corner of rear cover lost without loss of textSpine chipped with modest losses and splits beginning at hinges. Mild foxing. Owner's signatureon front cover ("J. R. A. Perkins") in contemporary hand. Stamp of Jefferson County Historical Society on covers and front free fly lesf. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

9925
Poe, Edgar Allan.- Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Complete with an Original Memoir. New York. W. J. Widdleton, Publisher 1866. ? Second Edition (copyright 1863). Pages 278 pp. + 10 pp. publisher's ads.Small 8vo. Purple publisher's cloth, embossed and with gilt embossed facsimile signatureby Poe on front cover. Gilt titling on spine. Beveled boards. Brown coated end papers. ? Second Edition (copyright 1863). Frontispiece portrait of Poe, ?from a Daguerreotype, engraved (on steel?) by F. Halpin. One illustration, a wood engraving by Richardson. Groce & Wallace, p.286 (for Halpin); p. 536 (for Richardson). The complete poems of Edgar Allan Poe, with his preface. Attended also by a memoir, congratulating Griswold for accepting Poe's legacy and editing his works, published also by Widdleton.This volume printed by Alvord. Frederick Halpin (1805-1880) was a portrait and historical engraver and book illustrator. He was born in England, moved to New York about 1842 and was active till his death.. James H. Richardson (active 1848-80) was a wood engraver in New York with Orr and later with Cox. Spine and board edges faded. Wear at ends of spine and edges and corners of boards. First signature slightly shaken. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

7045
Poe, Edgar Allan, and Bryant, William Cullen.- The Raven; Thanatopsis (2 Vols in Slipcase) Boston. The Bibliophile Society. 1927. First Edition in this format. Pages 35, 26 pp.Large 8vo. Blue publisher's cloth with gilt titling and ruling. In blue cloth-covered publisher's double slip case. First Edition in this format. Bibliophile Society crest and engraved title page with tissue guards in each volume. Two extra illustrations inthe Poe volume.Limited edition. One of 450 copies, published for members only. Introduction by Henry H. Harper to each volume. An extra copy in self-wraps of the Poe introduction is included (mildly soiled). The Poe introduction consists of a brief biography of the poet and a commentary on his personality and its effects on literary criticism of Poe's work. The introduction to the Bryant poem is a commentary on literary views of death. Mild loss of gilt on "The Raven". Pages uncut. Else Near Fine.
Price: $200.00

9916
[Music] Brennan, H. S.- [Mark Twain]. Huckleberry Finn Cake Walk. March or Two Step. ? Second Edition. Engraved by J. s. Quirk Cut Co., Philadelphia. Philadelphia. Jos. Morris. 1918. Pages 5 pp.Fo. Illustrated paper wraps. ? Second Edition. Engraved by J. s. Quirk Cut Co., Philadelphia. A cake walk written by the composer H. S. Brennan, in tribute to Mark Twain's character Huckleberry Finn. Published originally in 1900, here dated by music advertised on rear cover. The elaborate and visually graphic cover illustration displays two elegantly dressed Black couples performing the cake walk with panache. Rear fold reinforced with linen tape. Small closed tears and chips from edges. Owner's signature on front cover. Else, Very Good
Price: $80.00

6701
Harte, [Francis] Bret.- A Ward of the Golden Gate. First American Edition. Boston and New York. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1890. Pages 249 pp.16mo. Red publisher's cloth. T.e.g. Lettered in gilt on spine, in black on front cover. First American Edition. BAL 7353. Wright III, 2560/. A late California novel by Bret Harte. Slight wear at ends of spine and at corners. Mildly cocked. Else, Very Good. $55.00 6701
Price: $55.00

9797
Abbott, Jacob.- Marco Paul's Voyages and Travels. New York Title pageillustration drawn by Carl] E[mil] Doepler (1824-1905). Engraved by [Benson J.] Lossing and [William] Barritt. Other illustrations engraved by [Alfred / Albert] Bobbett and [Charles] Edmonds. An inset on title page is signed [?Robert or William] Roberts. First Edition. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1852. Pages 192 pp.Small 8vo. Red embossed publisher's cloth. Gilt titling on spine. T.e.g. First Edition. Illustrated. O. F. Adams, Dict. Am. Authors, p.2. Blanck, Peter Parley to Penrod, pp.2-3. DAB. Groce & Wallace, NY Hist. Soc. Dict. Artists in Amer., pp.182, Jacob Abbott (1803-79) a New England educator (Longfellow was one of his pupils), was a prolific and popular writer of juveniles. His Marco Paul's Adventures and The Rollo Books (see, Blanck) are among his most noted series. In his work (180 volumes as sole author; 31 more as joint author), "in the form of simple stories, [Abbott] attempted to provide rudimentary instruction for children in daily ethics, religion, natural science, travel" etc. He was eminently successful with an audience that "was certainly pleased by the author's gift for homely anecdote and illustration" (DAB). The Polish-born illustrator, Doepler, worked for Harpers while he was in America from 1849 to 1855. Lossing, the engraver, became noted later for his Pictorial Field-Book of the American Revolution and other works. Covers spotted (old dampness?). Ex Libris with only an attractive Sabbath School (Cape Cod) Library label on front free end paper. No other markings. mild foxing. A tight, little worn volume. Else, Very Good.
Price: $90.00

9862
Alcott, Louisa May.- Jimmy's Cruise in the "Pinafore." In St. Nicholas: Scribner's Illustrated Magazine for Girls and Boys, Mary Mapes Dodge (Editor). Volume VI, November, 1878, to November, 1879, pp. 777-782. First Edition. New York. Scribner's & Co. 1879. Large 8vo. Red publisher's cloth elaborately embossed, decorated and illustrated on spine and front cover in black, red and gilt. Beveled edges. Illustrated end papers. T.e.g. First Edition. Illustrated by George White. West & Lomazow, p. 126 for Whittier. A charming story by the great Louisa May Alcott about a young boy's participation in a series of performances of Gilbert & Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore" in order to earn money to send his very ill sister to the country for recuperation from her life-threatening illness. Illustrated. In this superb, bound volume of St. Nicholas Magazine are another story by L. M. Alcott ("Two Little Travelers"), many by Mary Mapes Dodge (author of "Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates"), Laura Richards (daughter of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe and Julia Ward Howe), Howard Pyle and others as well as numerous illustrations by Kate Greenaway, Sol Eytinge, Jr., Howard Pyle and others, poems by Dodge and John Greenleaf Whittier ("Voyage of the Jettie," p.145), etc. The volume is beautifully bound, as well. Owner's signature in ink on front free end paper. Mild wear at head and tail of spine. Corners bumped. One cm. tear at hinge of front end paper. Else,Very Good +.
Price: $150.00

9840
[Anonymous].- The Arabian Nights' Entertainments. A New Edition, Revised, with Notes, by the Rev. Geo. Fyler Townsend, M.A. With Original Illustrations and Sixteen Page Plates Printed in Colours. ? First Edition. London. Frederick Warne and Co. N.D. [ca. 1870-5] Pages 560 pp.8vo. Red publisher's cloth, copiously decorated and illustrated in black and gold on spine and front cover. Beveled boards. T.e.g. ? First Edition. Illustrated by lithographs and wood engravings, many of the latter by Dalziel. The text is based on the version of Dr. Jonathan Scott, published originallly in 1811 and the first direct English translation from the Arabic, and now, here, somewhat bowdlerized, annotated and illustrated. This issue precedes the famous Burton edition of 1882-84, as the latter is not mentioned in the historical preface. Bookseller's tag, W. B. Clarke and Co. of Boston, on front free end paper. Bound in an elaborate Warne illustrated cloth binding typical of its period. Some great illustrations, both chromolithographs and engravings with Dalziel impint. Owner's inscription on front free end paper. Slight wear at ends of spine. Wear at corners. Unfoxed with great illustrations. Else, Very Good.
Price: $95.00

9837
[Carte de Visite].- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. First Edition. New York. Sarony & Co. 1870. Pages 1 p.21/2" x 4 1/8". First Edition. DNB. Appleton's Cyc. Am. Biog. A carte de visite with a photograph of the American poet and professor, translator of Dante, mounted on a card. The photograph is copyright by Sarony in 1870. on the reverse is inscribed in pencil: "Henry W. Longfellow, the distinguished 'American Poet'; I saw him to-day for the first time, to really know him; saw him in Child's Picture Store, (Feb. 25.1871.) Every one has read of him so I do not need to write of him his 'Miles Standish's Courtship' will always live. Elijah J. W. Feb. 26.1871." Near Fine.
Price: $150.00

9838
[Carte de Visite].- The Three Daughters of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. First Edition. NP. NPub. ND. Pages 1 p.2 1/2" x 3 13/16". First Edition. Appleton's Cyc. Am. Biog. A carte de visite with a photograph of a portrait of three children of the American poet and professor, translator of Dante, mounted on a card. The daughters are Alice Longfellow, Edith Dana (deceased in childhood) and Anna Allegra Longfellow Thorp. The drawing may be taken from a celebrated group portrait of these children by Thomas Buchanan Reid. Near Fine.
Price: $175.00

9803
Collins, Wilkie.- No Name. A Novel. First Authorized American Edition. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1863. Pages 278 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's catalogue.8vo. Brown publisher's cloth embossed in the blind with decorative gilt titling on spine. T.e.g. First Authorized American Edition. Frontispiece wood engraving portrait of Wilkie Collins with tissue guard. Numerous wood engravings inserted in text. Beetz, pp. 3, 11. Wolff 1371a. Parrish, pp. 46-7. "No Name" was first serialized in Dickens' "All the Year Round." A somewhat didactic work, it attacked the inheritance laws of Britain and sold widely. The British edition was published by Sampson Low (3 Vols.) in December, 1862, before completion of the serial work. Collins, like Dickens, was beset by piracy of his works by American publishers. But in exchange for early proofs, he was paid by Harper & Bothers who generally succeeded in priority of publication. Both then profited from this. The pirates, however, won in the case of "No Name," beating out this one-volume first edition of the novel. Wolff and Parrish label the Gardner A. Fuller edition (Boston, 2 Vols.,1863) the first American. Collins' 5-act dramatic version of the novel, written promptly after publication of the book, was never staged. He issued a 4-act version in 1870. Collins' works were often staged, but in pirated versions. Wear at ends of spine, edges and corners. Mild soiling, a few spots of foxing. Else, Very Good.
Price: $250.00

6895
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.- Tales of a Wayside Inn. First Edition, First Issue. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1863. Pages 225 pp. + 22 pp. publisher's catalogue.12mo. Purple embossed publisher's cloth with gilt titlingon spine. T.e.g. Spine labeled Ticknor & Co. at foot. Brown coated end papers. Beveled boards. First Edition, First Issue. Engraved title page by Cohn-Widrew BAL 12136. Livingston pp.64-5. Publisher's Ads at Rear Dated November, 1863. Both engraved and printed title pages. Originally planned as "Sudbury Tales," the name of this work was changed just before publication on November 25, 1863, thereby immortalizing an Inn still standing 20 miles west of Cambridge. Fading of covers. Engraved titlepage slightly browned. Else , Very Good.
Price: $395.00

9818
Marryat, C. B., Capt. [Frederick].- Poor Jack. Second American Edition. New York. Farmer & Daggers. 1845. Pages 148 pp.8vo. Disbound. Double-column format. Second American Edition. Illustrated with wood engravings, a frontispiece and others set into the text. One of the latter is signed G. C. K. Hart (not in Groce and Wallace, NY Hist.Soc. Dict. Artists). CBEL, III, p.386. Sadleir, I, 239-40. Wolff 4534. (All for first English edition). Marryat (1792-1848), a onetime friend of Charles Dickens, was famous for his nautical stories and novels. He also, like Dickens, was a critical visitor to America. "Poor Jack" , despite its early date (first published in England in 1840), has some of the characteristics of the Victorian "sentimental novel." Moreover, it has a comic chapter (Ch. XVII) suggestive of an early form of American Blackface minstrel shows. It was originally published serially in 12 monthly parts (illustrated by Clarkson Stanfield) in 1840. First published in America in 2 volumes by Carey and Hart, in Philadelphia (1840), this is a later, possibly the second American edition. Quite possibly it is a piracy by this publisher. Disbound. Minimal foxing of preliminaries. Mild browning of pages of later signatures. Else, Very Good.
Price: $90.00

9250
[Fore-Edge Painting] Scott, Sir Walter.- The Lady of the Lake. Fore-Edge Painting of Loch Katrine. Third Edition. Edinburgh. John Ballantine and Co. 1810. Pages 433 pp.8vo. Full blue morocco, ruled and lettered ingilt. In custom cloth covered clam case. A.e.g. Third Edition. Thomson, pp. 39-40. Todd & Bowden 47Ae. The third edition of Lady of the Lake was published in August, 1810, the same year as the first edition. In addition to the cancel title there is a title page with vignette engraving by Richard Westall and attribution of publisher to John Sharpe of London, dated 1811, probably referring to the illustrations and the illustrated edition (see Todd & Bowden 47Ac).The poem is considered by critics to be "the most interesting, romantic, picturesque, and graceful" of Scott's works, as well as the most read (Thomson); it is a perfect guide-book to the fairy scene of the Trosachs and Loch Katrine in the Western Highlands of Perthshire (op. cit). Beautiful contemporary fore-edge painting of Loch Katrine. Heavy gilt . Modest wear at edges of spine and corners. Leather and gilt quite bright. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $3,000.00

9841
Thackeray, William Makepeace.- The Christmas Books of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh. Mrs. Perkins's Ball. Our Street. Dr. Birch. The Kickleburys on the Rhine. The Rose and the Ring. With Illustrations by the Author. Illustrated by Thackeray. London. Smith, Elder and Co. 1868. Pages 328 pp. + 2 pp.publisher's ads.8vo. Brown three quarter calf and marble paper covered board. Gilt titling on black leather labels. All edges marbled. Folding frontispiece illustration. Not in Van Duzer. Bookplate of J. M. Walker on front pastedown. A collection of Thackeray's Christmas Books, in a very nice early edition. Cover needs repair. Lacks front free end paper. Wear at ends and edges of spine. Corners worn. Hinges split internally with cover thus detached from textblock Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

8211
Thackeray, William Makepeace.- Vanity Fair. A Novel without a Hero. Later American Edition (?electrotyped from earlier edition). New York. Harper and Brothers. 1864, Pages 332 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's ads. 8vo. Brown publisher's cloth. T.e.g. Later American Edition (?electrotyped from earlier edition). Illustrated by Thackeray. A copy of a later American edition of Thackeray's masterpiece, illustrated by him. The copy is ideal for rebacking or rebinding. Spine mostly lost. Corners bumped. Front internal hinge loose. Part of one signature shaken. Foxing of end papers only. The rest is clean and bright. Good, only.
Price: $75.00

9503
[Theatrical Broadside], [Wilkie Collins].- Programme of Dramatic Entertainment, on Wednesday and Thursday Evenings, Jan. 16th and 17th, 1878. Will be Presented the Five Act Drama, No Name. Etc. Etc. First Edition. N.P. N.Publ. 1878. Pages 1 p.4 1/4" x 9 1/8" Matted (tan mat)and framed in blue and gilt decorative frame.. First Edition. Beetz, 38-39, 52. Hornblow, Theatre Amer., II, In 1862, Wilkie Collins published his most successful didactic novel "No Name" in Dickens' "All the Year Round." He quickly converted it to an initially unproduced five-act play , later, in 1870 rewriting it as a four-act play. Publishers took advantage of Collins' popularity and unauthorized dramatic versions of his novels, including "No Name," appeared, to Collins' severe annoyance, in both England and the United States. Wybert Reeve modified the play for an Australian production and a production at the Fifth Avenue Theatre is recorded in 1871. Augustine Daly, America' most prominent producer of his time, presented this play in America, later, i n 1877, starring Fanny Davenport, the illustrious child-actor, British born and American bred, daughter of E. L. Davenport. Mild Foxing. A few unobtrusive creases. Holographic notation in ink, noting that the father of the actor, G. N. Smith, was Norman Hinde Smith. Else, Very Good.
Price: $150.00

9711
Anonymous. [Elwes, Alfred, Horne (or Hengist), Richard Henry and Others].- Pictures of Comical People: with Stories about Them. For Children of all Ages. Boston. Crosby and Nichols. 1862. 364 pp. Illustrations, from designs by Granville (sic!) and others. Engraved on wood by J. W. Orr, "A", and "JML". (?John McLenan). Engraved half-title and extra title page. 12mo. Embossed red publisher's cloth with spine decorated, titled and illustrated in gilt. Pale yellow end papers. Second Edition (First Edition with this publisher). A series of animal stories, nicely illustrated, probably by Grandville. They include "Adventures of a Bear, and a Great Bear Too" and "Adventures of a Dog, and a Good Dog, Too" by Alfred Elwes (1819?-1888) and "The Good-Natured Bear" by Richard Henry (or Hengist) Horne (1803–84). Horne, somethingof an adventurer, was in the Mexican Navy against Spain, traveled in America, did government service as a Commissioner in Australia, corresponded with Elizabeth Barrett Browning and collaborated with her in "New Spirit of the Age"(1844). He wrote on diverse topics. Horne's "Galatea and Secunda," privately printed in Melbourne, Australia in 1867, was later forged by H. Buxton Foreman, Thomas J. Wise's partner in the famous literary forgeries. (Mac Donnell Rare Books, Catalogue Forty, #141). This volume is quite rare with only one copy recorded by NUC. The AAS records another copy. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Covers lightly stained. Gilt on spine faded. Owner's signature in pencil on front free end paper. Minjimal foxing of end papers. Else, Very Good. NUC 0350287. (see NUC #0350286 for an 1851 edition published by C. S. Francis) . Concise DNB (for Horne).
Price: $300.00

7593
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett.- Prometheus Bound, and Other Poems (including Sonnets from the Portuguese, Casa Guidi Windows, etc.). New York. C. S. Francis & Co. 1852. 234 pp. + 6pp. publisher's ads at rear. 8vo. Brown publisher's cloth, embossed in the blind. First American Edition, Second Issue. Browning's most famous poems, "Sonnets from the Portuguese," was first published in America in this collection, whose first iissue was dated 1851 ( in England, the sonnets were published in 1850). This is also the First American Edition of " Casa Guidi Windows." The "Sonnets" alleged by Thomas Wise to be an 1847 edition is a forgery (Barnes B2). Edges worn, typically. Library label on spine. Lacks front free flyleaf. Otherwise a Good Copy. Barnes E3. Grolier English Hundred 85.
Price: $275.00

9725
Chickering, Elmer.- [Cabinet Photograph] Portrait of Dr. Conrad Wesselhoeft. Boston. Elmer Chickering Photographic Studio. N.D. [1891] 1 pp. 4 1/8" x 6 3/8" Photograph mounted on a card. First Edition. A cabinet photograph of Dr. Conrad Wesselhoeft (1834–1904), a prominent Boston homeopathic physician of the 19th century. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, he was attracted to Dr. Samuel Hahnemann and his theories of homeopathy. Wesselhoeft was one of the founders of the Boston University School of Medicine, where he became Professor and which was a school of homeopathy well into the 20th century. He dedicated his life to trying to establish a base for homeopathy in modern science. He was the dedicatee of Louisa May Alcott's "Jo's Boys." Wesselhoeft ministered to Alcott's parents, and to the author herself for the headaches and vertigo that plagued her later years. Signed on rear "[Dr.] C. Wesselhoeft 1891." Tiny chips at lower corner of mount. Else Very Good. Stern, Louisa May Alcott, A Biography. DNB.
Price: $135.00

7287
Trollope, Anthony.- The Three Clerks. A Novel. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1860. 497 pp. + 6 pp.publisher's ads at rear. 12mo. Original brown publisher’s cloth with gilt titling on spine..Covers embossed in the blind with interlocking circle design. Brown coated end papers. First American Edition. Trollope, yet little known and having himself worked as a postal clerk, interrupted his series of Barsetshire Novels to write this comic novel, satirizing government offices. Publishers were a bit frightened off because Dickens had just caused a stir with his satire of the "Circumlocution Office" in "Little Dorrit." Despite this, Trollope was able to strike a deal with Bentley, who bought the book outright for £250, kept the First Edition Three-Decker in 1857 small enough to cover his costs, and went on to bigger profits on his royalty -free cheaper editions. Trollope, wary from this experience, switched publishers again with his next book to Chapman. Rear cover cracking at hinge. Bubbling of cover c loth. Wear at ends of spine and corners bumped. Else, Very Good. J. A. Sutherland, "Victorian Novelists & Publishers" (Chicago, 1976). Sadleir 6. Not in Wolff.
Price: $325.00

6212
Alger, Horatio, Jr.- Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks. Boston. A. K. Loring. 1868. 296 pp. Illustrated by Kinnersley. 8vo. Green embossed publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. First Edition, First Issue, with all points. Ragged Dick Series. The most famous early Alger production, in its first edition. It documents Dick's rise from ruffian bootblack to wealthy man. A very rare item in better condition than usually found. This book made Alger an overnight sensation Rebacked with green cloth and with original back laid down. New end papers. Wear at edges and corners. Foxing. Else, Good +. Gardner, pp. 310, 450. Blanck, Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 29.
Price: $900.00

9529
Harte, Francis Bret.- The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches. Boston. James R. Osgood and Company. 1871. 256 pp. 12mo. Green pebbled publisher's cloth, ruled in the blind, with gilt titling anddecoration on spine. Coated end papers. Third Edition. Bret Harte's famous stories about the Gold Rush era and others: "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," "The Idyl of Red Gulch," etc. The story entitled "Brown of Calvaeras" was added in the second edition. This collection was first published in 1870 by Fields, Osgood; this is the first reissue after Fields retired. Mild wear at ends and edges of spine and at corners. Mildly cocked. Owner's signature on front free end paper.Else, Very Good. BAL 7246–7.
Price: $75.00

9536
Hubbard, Elbert.- Elbert Hubbard's Scrapbook New York. Wm. H. Wise & Co. 1923. 228 pp. + xii pp. (Index). Elaborate initials printed in red. Frontispiece photographic portrait of Elbert Hubbard. 4to. Tan stiff paper boards and end papers, with cloth reinforcement of boards at spine. Ribbon tie through three holes. titled with letterin and device in red on front cover. First Edition. Elbert Hubbard's wisdom and wise quotations. Elaborate production and printing by the Roycrofters, done at their shop in East Aurora, NY. Pressed, ribbon-tied corsage tucked in. Chips and slight wear at edges of boards and corners. Else, Very Good.
Price: $45.00

9548
"The Author of Lady Audley's Secret." [Mary Elizabeth Braddon, later Maxwell].- Aurora Floyd. London. Ward, Lock, and Tyler. N.D.[ca.1866–7] 384 pp. Small 8vo. Half calf and marbled boards. T.e.g. Revised Edition. Yellowback Series in small size by Ward, Lock , and Tyler. Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1837–1915) was the prolific author of Sensation Novels in the 1860's (5 novels were written in 1863) and of melodramatic plays. Earlier she had been on the stage. Indebted to Bulwer-Lytton, she dedicated some of her work to him. Her best-sellers included Lady Audley's Secret (1862) and Aurora Floyd.The first publication of "Aurora Floyd" was in Temple Bar Magazine (in 1862–3) by John Maxwell, Braddon's lover and, much later, her husband. Originally published in book form by Tinsley in 1863, this revised edition was issued by Ward, Lock, and Tyler, who were Braddon's publisher in the period of 1866–71. The novel's writing interrupted the writing of "Lady Audley's Secret," with which Braddon was having a difficult time. Although leather bound, this is possibly one of the small format yellow-back novels published by them or of the earlier small format uniform cloth edition (Jarndyce Catalogue CXX, Women Writers, "Braddon"). Because of the lack of yellowback covers, and with them the publisher's list of Braddon titles, this volume cannot be dated precisely, except that, on the front free flyleaf, an owner's signature in ink is dated: "Reg. W. 1867." Covers worn. Front hinge starting internally. Gilding faded. Else, Good. CBEL III,.538–9. Wolff, I, 625d. Not in Sadleir
Price: $95.00

9549
Alcott, Louisa May.- A Modern Mephistopheles and A Whisper in the Dark. Boston. Roberts Brothers. 1889. 350 pp. +2 pp. publisher's ads. 12mo. Mustard publisher's cloth with gilt lettering and red devices and ruling on spine and front cover. T.e.g. Floral end papers. First Edition of "A Whisper in the Dark." First Edition with attribution to Alcott of "A Modern Mephistopheles" (originally published in "No Name Series" in 1877). One of Louisa May Alcott's Sensation Novels, also a reflection of her interest in Goethe, especially Faust (Journals of LMA, p. 60n). It first appeared anonymously in Roberts' "No Name Series" for which the readers were to guess the name of the author. The next edition, published together with the First Edition of "A Whisper in the Dark," had the author attribution. Stern quotes Alcott (LMA. From Blood & Thunder to Hearth & Home, p. 192): "I think my natural ambition is for the lurid style. I indulge in gorgeous fancies and wish that I dared inscribe them upon my pages and set them before the public." Unknown to many but for Stern's work, she did. Wear at head and tail of spine and at corners and edges of covers. Slight wrinkling of covers. Single signature slightly shaken. Else, Very Good. Wright III, # 37. Stern #288. BAL 219. Wright III,# 36; Stern #198; BAL 184 (for anonymous edition of "A Modern Mephistopheles").
Price: $195.00

9560
Carlyle, Thomas.- Latter-Day Pamphlets Edited by Thomas Carlyle. No. II. March 1850. Model Prisons. Boston. Phillips, Sampson, and Company. 1850. 47 pp. 8vo. Printed stone colored paper wraps. First American Edition. One of a series of eight pamphlets by Carlyle, written when he was 55 yrs. old. Originally published separately, the group were then collected in a single volume, with separate pagination of each pamphlet. The American Issue was in the same year as the English Issue. Publisher's ads on verso of rear cover. Owner's signature on front cover: "J. H. Joseph / April "50." In this essay, Carlyle invokes his characteristic hortatory and exclamatory style. In considering Carlyle as a moral force, it is relevent to contemplate that Carlyle " saw human life and earthly happenings against a vast background of mystic spiritualism, of eternities and immensities; he was an individualist, to whom the development of the race depends on great personal virtues, on heroic abnegation and self-sacrificing activity." (Camb. Hist. of English and American Lit., Vol XIII, The Victorian Age, Part One, Internet Version). Minor staining of front cover. Separation for 1" along rear hinge at head and tail of spine. Else, Very Good. Dyer, p. 128–9.
Price: $110.00

9563
Verne, Jules.- Voyages Extraordinaires. La Maison à Vapeur. Voyage à Travers L'Inde Septentrionale. Paris. Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation. J. Hetzel et Cie. N.D. [1880]. 399 pp. + 8 pp. publisher's catalogue. Illustrated Edition. Illustrated by Léon Benett. 4to. Illustrated blue publisher's cloth. Cover illustrations in gilt and blue. Double elephant binding. Bound by A . LeNègre. A.e.g. Double Volume. First Illustrated Edition. Bookseller's ticket on front pastedown. "The Steam House" is one of Verne's (1828–1905) most illustrious novels, relating the story of an English engineer, who proposes to Colonel Munro, who took part in the crushing of the Cipayan revolt, a trip to the North of India aboard a steam powered vehicle in the shape of an elephant. It was originally serialized in "Magasin," like most of Verne's novels. Browning and foxing, chiefly of page edges and margins. Brittle paper with minor chipping at edges of early pages. Wear at ends and edges of spine and atedges of covers and corners. Else, Very Good. NUC: NV016194. Dehs, Har'El, & Margot, Internet
Price: $275.00

9592
Hergesheimer, Joseph.- Hugh Walpole. An Appreciation. together with Notes and Comments on the Novels of Hugh Walpole New York. George H. Doran. 1919. 65 pp. Portrait frontispiece of Hugh Walpole. Small 8vo. Grey-tan paper covered boards with printed paper label on front cover. Original glassine D.J. T.e.g. First Edition. A literary appreciation of Walpole with summaries of some of his work. Glassine D.J. slightly browned at spine with chipping. Mild wear and offsetting at edges of cover. Pages untrimmed. Else, Very Good.
Price: $35.00

9609
Hay, John.- Jim Bludso of the Prairie Belle and Little Breeches. Boston. James R. Osgood & Co. 1871. 23 pp. Eight full-page wood engravings by S[ol] Eytinge, Jr. 12mo. Orange printed paper wraps. Sewn. First Edition. The first published book by John Hay (1838–1905], who had a distinguished career as a politician and statesman in the second half of the 19th century. He was secretary to President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and later Assistant Secretary of State and Ambassador to Britain. As a politician, he was an advocate for the Open Door Policy toward China. Hay was a prolific writer with novels, essays and political writings, as well as verse, to his credit. With John G. Nicolay , his co-secretary to Lincoln, Hay wrote the 10-volume "Abraham Lincoln: A History." In this current work are two poems in dialect, the first a fictional account of a steamboat engineer who sacrificed himself in saving all his passengers during a fire aboard ship. It had been published first in December, 1870 in the New York Weekly Tribune, then, in 1871, incorporated in this volume. Subsequently it was republished in "Pike County Ballads." The illustrations by Eytinge, known for his illustrations of Charles Dickens' works, and the text contain caricatures of Blacks. Covers dusty. Sewing loose at cover. Vertical fold. Else, Very Good. BAL 7739. Merle Johnson, "High Spots of American Literature."
Price: $115.00

9652
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, and Ciro Pinsuti.- [Sheet Music] Arrow and The Song. Poetry by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Music by Ciro Pinsuti. Boston Oliver Ditson & Co. N.D. ca. 1875] 5 pp. Fo. Lithographed photo and signatureof Longfellow, on cover and printed covers. Disbound. Lithography by J. H. Bufford's Sons of Boston and New York. Signed "Amphion" at foot of p.1. A Longfellow poem set to music. It was originally published in 1845 by John Owen in "The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems." From the music publisher's address and list of partners, this issue of the cover, at least, must have been printed ca. 1875. Bufford, the lithographer, once an employee of Nathaniel Currier, himself employed the young Winslow Homer. He has many achievements over a wide range of subjects, notably his whaling scenes. He was well known for his sheet music, also. Minimal soiling of cover. Owner's signature in pencil on cover, dated Sept 24, 1867. Else, Very Good. BAL p.627. Livingston, p. 43. Fisher, 150 Years of Music Publishing in the U.S., pp. 72–75, esp. America on Stone, pp.118–127.
Price: $85.00

9659
Eliot, T[homas] S[tearns].- An Address to Members of the London Library. On the Occasion of His Assuming the Office of President of the Library. Delivered at the Annual General Meeting of Members in the Reading Room, 22 July 1952. Providence, RI. The Providence Athenaeum. 1953. 6 pp. 12mo. Printed paper wraps. Reprinted with permission by the Providence Athenaeum. Given as a keepsake to shareholders in the Providence Athenaeum. Eliot argues for the benfits of private libraries, primarily benefits to its members. There should be funds to pay for the membership of those impecunious persons of merit who cannot afford the membership. It is not a social purpose, nor should there be, he argues. As New.
Price: $30.00

9679
Dunbar, Paul Laurence.- Two Poems: Curtain! & The Dilettante: A Modern Type. In The Century illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume L; New Series Vol. XXVIII, May 1895, to October 1895, pp. 159 & 480 New York. The Century Company. 1895. 960 pp. Volume illustrated. Large 8vo. Half black calf andblack cloth covered boards. First Edition. The first edition of two witty poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar in the whole volume of The Century. Other articles of interest in this volume are by John Muir (on the discovery of Glacier Bay), Sarah Orne Jewett, Woodrow Wilson (on writing history), Kate Chopin, Edmund Gosse (on Robert Louis Stevenson), James Whitcomb Riley (Ireland, the Green Grass av Owld), and others. A rich volume. Ex Libris.
Price: $85.00

9386
Harte, F. Bret.- What the Chimney Sang. Music by Gertrude Griswold. New York. G. Schirmer. 1890. 7 pp. Schirmer's device on rear cover. Fo. Sheet Music. Decorative, Illustrated Cover. First Edition. Second Printing. Plate No. 8806 C. Soprano or Tenor Part in F. "Echoes of the Foot-Hills" (1875). Hinge Separating at foot. Else, Very Good. BAL 7515.
Price: $75.00

9387
Clemens, Will M.- Mark Twain. The Story of His Life and Work. A Biographical Sketch. New York. F. Tennyson Neely. 1894. 213 pp. + publisher's and other ads. 12mo. Illustrated yellow paper wraps with portrait of Twain on front cover. Titling in red and black. First Edition of this reprint. Neeely's Popular Library. The biography of Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) by the unrelated Will Clemens. The first edition of this was in both cloth and wraps and published in 1892 by the Clemens Publishing Company of San Francisco. This edition, a reprint of 1894 by a Chicago and New York publisher, is much more common, though still somewhat scarce and quite fragile. The biography , while not authorized, was very complimentary to Twain, who privately disliked it. Chips from spine ends (ca. 25%). Wear at edges of spine and slight wear at fore-edges of covers.Mild soiling. Owner's signature in ink on front cover. Paper browning. Else, Very Good -. BAL, p. 251, col.1.
Price: $95.00

9388
Harte, [Francis] Bret.- The Heathen Chinee. Boston. James R. Osgood & Co. 1871. 19 pp. publisher's ads at rear and on covers. Illustrated by S[ol] Eytinge, Jr. 12mo. Illustrated orange paper wraps. First Separate Edition, Authorized. The Heathen Chinee was originally published by Harte in The Overland Monthly as part of the title "Plain Language from Truthful James." This is the first separate publication, and by Harte's official publisher. Initially, Harte's satire was misunderstood and the poem was considered racist. Harte, of course, meant the opposite and was satirizing the prevalent idea that this country was being corrupted by cheap Chinese labor.. Covers stained. Wear at spine with separation at head. Small chip on rear cover near spine. Else, Very Good. BAL 7248G & 7425, variant B.
Price: $325.00

9405
Trollope, Anthony.- Rachel Ray. A Novel. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1864. 128 pp. 8vo. Disbound. Double column format. Possibly bound from the parts. First American Edition. This first American edition may have been just preceded by a pirated edition, published in the same month as the authorized edition. This copy bears stab holes suggesting that it may have been bound from the parts ."Rachel Ray", one of Trollope's wittiest novels, takes a light-hearted view of piety and its impaction with realism and money. As Mary Hamer comments in the Oxford Companion, critics find in this novel strong evidence of Trollope's "power to inhabit the inner life of women." Reading "Rachel Ray" occasioned George Eliot to conclude that "it did people good, made them healthier, to read Trollope." Lacks covers and end papers.Very minimal foxing. Else, a tight, Very Good copy.Sadleir, pp. 51–52. Wolff, 6792. Terry, Oxford Comp. Trollope, p. 457.
Price: $125.00

9428
Lewis, Sam. M., Young, Joe, and Hess, Cliff.- Huckleberry Finn. New York. Waterson, Berlin and Snyder Co. 1917. 3 pp. Cover illustration by Barbelle. Fo. Illustrated Covers. First Edition. A Tin Pan Alley song celebrating Huck Finn. Verso of rear cover has a sampler of Irving Berlin's "Mr. Jazz Himself", just published. Very Good +.
Price: $95.00

9476
Beetz, Kirk H.- Wilke Collins. An Annotated Bibliography, 1889-1976. Metuchen, NJ. Scarecrow Press. 1978. 167 pp. 8vo. Black publisher's cloth, lettered in silver on spine and front cover. First Edition. A bibliography, annotated, of works by and about Wilkie Collins. Very Good to Near Fine.
Price: $35.00

9478
Borst, Raymond.- Henry David Thoreau: A Descriptive Bibliography. Pittsburgh. University of Pittsburgh Press. 1982. 232 pp. 8vo. Blue publisher's cloth. First Edition. Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography. A modern bibliography of works by Thoreau with an appendix on works about him. A product of bibliographic scholarship, with listing of various editions and contributions to magazine publications and newspapers. As New.
Price: $75.00

9480
Sigourney, Mrs. L[ydia] H., and Others.- The Young Lady's Offering; or Gems of Prose and Poetry. Boston. Phillips, Sampson & Co. 1850. 264 pp. + 5 pp. publisher's ads. Illustrated with steel engravings. 12mo in 6's. Decorative black publisher's cloth, elaborately embossed and gilt on covers and spine with gilt titling. Text pages borderred in double rules. A.e.g. Second Edition. A gift book, originally copyright in1847, this collection of works of prose and poetry by women authors, is rich in the works of Mrs. Sigourney and has 4 sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett [Browning]. Other articles and poems by Eliza Cook and Mrs. Hemans, et al. Sigourney (1791–1865) was a Connecticut poet and essayist, conventional and imitative, but very popular in her day. Known as "the sweet singer of Hartford," she was among the first American women to make a career of literature. "She was the author of some 67 books whose theme, for the most part was death (Concise DAB)." This volume, except for some words on Huguenots, does not stray far from the dark norm. Her manner and dress were satirized by Jane Carlyle after attending tea at Carlyle's London home. She was so quick to write a poetic tribute on the death of a prominent person that, according to DAB, "a wag was led to declare that she had added a new terror to death." Wear at ends of spine and at corners. Foxing of end papers, tissue guards and plates. Else, Very Good. Concise DAB. DAB. Notable American Women, III, pp. 288–80
Price: $75.00

9485
Huxley, Aldous.- Brief Candles. Stories. Leipzig. Bernard Tauchnitz. 1930. 286 pp. + publisher's catalogue dated October, 1930 at rear. 12mo. Printed paper wraps. Copyright Edition (First Continental Editiion). Tauchnitz Edition. Collection of British and American Authors. Vol 4958. Four stories by Aldous Huxley, including "Chawdron," " The Rest Cure," "The Claxtons" and "After the Fireworks." One of Huxley's more elusive titles, especially in this edition. Mild wear at ends of spine. Spotting of covers. Corners worn. Overall a tight and Very Good copy of a fragile item.
Price: $55.00

9486
Pound, Ezra (Editor).- The Exile. No. 2. Autumn, 1927. Chicago. Pascal Covici, Publisher. 1927. 117 pp. 12mo. Orange printed paper wraps. First Edition. A periodical edited by Ezra Pound. It appeared in 1927–28 in only four issues, of which this is the second. This issue contains prose and poetry by John Rodker, R. C. Dunning, Carl Rakosi, Robert McAlmon, G. S. Seymour, Joe Gould and Ezra Pound. Minimal wearat ends of spine and corner, with small tape repair at foot of spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

9487
Pound, Ezra (Editor).- The Exile. No. 4. Autumn, 1928. Chicago. Covici Friede, Publishers. 1928. 121 pp. 12mo. Red printed paper wraps. First Edition. A periodical edited by Ezra Pound. It appeared in 1927–28 in only four issues, of which this is the fourth. This issue contains prose and poetry by William Carlos Williams, Robert McAlmon, Zukofsky, Cournos, Rakosi, Falkoff-Kliorin, and Pound, himself. Among Pound's contributions is a fragment of his customary anti-Semitic blather. Wear at ends of spine and corner, with chips at head and tail of spine. Water stain at margins. Else, Good +.
Price: $60.00

9525
Macaulay, Rose.- Crewe Train. In One Volume. Leipzig. Bernhard Tauchnitz. 1926. 272 pp. +32 pp. publisher's catalogue, dated November, 1926. 12mo. Printed paper wraps. Publisher's ads on rear cover. First Continental Edition. Copyright Edition. This edition was also the First French Edition, co-published by Librairie Henri Gaulon in Paris. Collection of British and American Authors. Vol. 4757. Dame [Emilie] Rose Macaulay (1881–1958) was a prolific English novelist, very popular in the 1920's, especially, when she was a siginficant figure on the literary scene. She was a friend of Rupert Brooke, Christopher Isherwood, W. H. Auden, Vita Sackville - West, Harold Nicolson,and E. M. Forster, among others. Daughter of a Cambridge don and a graduate, herself, of Oxford, she had a formidable intellect and life's experience, enriched by her extensive travels, particularly in the Mediterranean area. She wove travelogue, autobiography and classical studies into her books, marked by her great humor and a wry flippancy. "Crewe Train" presents a recurrent theme in Macaulay's work: "the barabarian at odds with civilized society." (Kunitz, 20th Century Authors, First Suppl.). Chipping of ends of spine and a few tiny chips from edges of covers. Spine darkened. Else, Very Good.
Price: $35.00

9524
Macaulay, Rose.- Orphan Island. In One Volume. Leipzig. Bernhard Tauchnitz. 1925. 309 pp. +32 pp. publisher's catalogue, dated January, 1925. 12mo. Printed paper wraps. Publisher's ads on rear cover. First Continental Edition. Copyright Edition. This edition was also the First French Edition, co-published by Librairie Henri Gaulon in Paris. Collection of British and American Authors. Vol. 4670. Dame [Emilie] Rose Macaulay (1881–1958) was a prolific English novelist, very popular in the 1920's, especially, when she was a siginficant figure on the literary scene. She was a friend of Rupert Brooke, Christopher Isherwood, W. H. Auden, Vita Sackville - West, Harold Nicolson, and E. M. Forster, among others. Daughter of a Cambridge don and a graduate, herself, of Oxford, she had a formidable intellect and life's experience, enriched by her extensive travels, particularly in the Mediterranean area. She wove travelogue, autobiography and classical studies into her books, marked by her great humor and a wry flippancy. "Orphan Island' recounts the adventures of a young woman philanthropist who was conducting a group of orphaned children from East London to San Francisco, where an orphanage had been prepared for them by the legacy of a philanthropist who had been enriched by the recent discovery of gold in California. Mild chipping of spine and edges of covers. Spine darkened. Else, Very Good.
Price: $35.00

9523
Hichens, Robert [Smythe].- The Garden of Allah. In Two Volumes. Leipzig. Bernhard Tauchnitz. 1904. 359, 325 pp. + 32 pp. publisher's catalogue, dated October 1, 1914. 12mo. Printed paper wraps. Publisher's ads on rear cover. First Continental Edition. Copyright Edition. This edition was also the First French Edition, co-published by Librairie Henri Gaulon in Paris. Collection of British and American Authors. Vols. 3781–2. Robert Hichens (1864–1950) was an English author of novels and stories, some of which were early tales of fantasy and the supernatural. He was considered an early master of the science fiction genre. "The Garden of Allah" was one of his principal novels. In 1947 Alfred Hitchcock produced a movie based on Hichens' "The Paradine Case." The sheets of the First Continental Edition in later covers. Very mild chipping of spine. Stamp of Italian bookstore on rear covers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

9522
Maugham, W. Somerset.- The Painted Veil. In One Volume. Leipzig. Bernhard Tauchnitz. 1925. 269 pp. 12mo. Printed paper wraps. Publisher's ads on rear cover. First Continental Edition. Copyright Edition. This edition was also the First French Edition, co-published by Librairie Henri Gaulon in Paris. Collection of British aqnd American Authors. Vol. 4690. A novel by Maugham in its first Continental edition. an author's note indicates changes from the original serial publication occasioned by the protest by a person, unknown to the author, claiming libel because the author, in selecting a character's name from the obituary column of "The London Times," had offended a stranger. The note consists of the author's disclaimer. The website of The Caxton Club has an interesting explanation: "Sometimes Maugham's stories were thinly disguised episodes involving his host or others he had met on his travels—circumstances that occasionally resulted in threats and lawsuits. The Painted Veil (1925) was revised at least twice to eliminate references to people still living in Hong Kong, and the various issues of this book remain of great interest to Maugham collectors. Wilmon Menard, an American writer, followed Maugham's footsteps throughout the Far East, interviewing those who had known and entertained Maugham. Menard's book, The Two Worlds of Somerset Maugham(1965), makes interesting reading." Maugham lived the rich life of a sophisticated world traveler and story teller with a special fondness for his home and associations at Cap Ferat on the French rivieira. Greta Garbo starred in the 1934 filming of this novel. Browning and chipping of spine. Mild foxing. Pp.51–62 shaken. Else, Very Good. www.CaxtonClub.org.
Price: $150.00

9521
Pope, Alexander.- The Select Poetical Works of Alexander Pope. With the Life of the Author. In One Volume. Leipzig. Bernhard Tauchnitz. 1920. 305 pp. 12mo. Printed paper wraps. Publisher's ads on rear cover. Uncut pages. Later Continental Edition. Copyright Edition was 1848. This edition was originally also the First French Edition, co-published by Librairie Henri Gaulon in Paris. Collection of British and American Authors. Vol. 152. The Continental first edition of Alexander Pope's poetical works first appeared in this edition in 1848. This is a later edition published just after World War I with apologies for the quality of the paper by the publisher. Minimal chipping at head and tail of spine and mild wear at edges. Covers slightly soiled. Spine browned. Cantos I–III of "The Rape of the Lock" annotated in pencil in Italian. Photographic portrait of two women (? mother and child) in a beach chair on what may be the Lido or other Europeanbeach is tucked in. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $30.00

9518
Joyce, James.- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Leipzig. Bernhard Tauchnitz. 1930. 303 pp. 12mo. Printed paper wraps. Publisher's ads on rear cover. First Continental Edition. Copyright Edition. This edition was also the First French Edition, co-published by Librairie Gaulon & Fils in Paris. Collection of British and American Authors. Vol. 4937. The continental first edition of James Joyce's early autobiographical work. Joyce, as became customary, had trouble finding publishers for his work. This novel, the first published by Joyce, was originally published in parts, serially, in the "Egoist" magazine, 1914–1915. The American edition was published by Huebsch in 1916, and the American sheets were used for the first English book publication by Egoist, Ltd. in 1918. This publication of the first Continental edition did not appear till 1930 Minimal chipping at head and tail of spine and mild wear at edges. Covers slightly stained. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $300.00

9517
Stevenson, Robert Louis.- Catriona A Sequel to "Kidnapped" Being Memoirs of the Further Adventures of David balfour at Home and Abroad. In One Volume. Leipzig. Bernhard Tauchnitz. 1893. 287 pp. 12mo. Printed paper wraps. Publisher's ads on rear cover. First Continental Edition. Copyright Edition. This edition was also the First French Edition, co-published by Librairie Henri Gaulon in Paris. Collection of British Authors. Vol. 2937. A sequel to "Kidnapped" by Robert Louis Stevenson. Dated on title page 1888, but Verso of cover carries a 1920 date, marking the reappearance of the Tauchnitz Edition after World War I. Likely a first edition pinting in later covers. Minimal chipping at head and foot of spine and mild wear at edges. Spine darkened and covers slightly yellowed at edges. Stamp of Foreign Press Service in Rome on cover and title page.Else, Very Good +.
Price: $75.00

9516
Harte, Bret.- The Crusade of the "Excelsior." A Novel. In One Volume. Leipzig. Bernhard Tauchnitz. 1888. 287 pp. 12mo. Printed paper wraps. Publisher's ads on rear cover. ? First Continental Edition. Authorized Edition. This edition was also the First French Edition, co-published by Librairie Henri Gaulon in Paris. Collection of British and American Authors. Vol. 2506. A novel by F. Bret Harte. Dated on title page 1888, but Verso of cover carries a 1919 date. Likely a later printing from the plates of the first edition. Minimal chipping at foot of spine and mild wear at edges. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $65.00

9514
Harte, Bret.- Jeff Briggs's Love Story and Other Tales. In One Volume. Leipzig. Bernhard Tauchnitz. 1880. 295 pp. 12mo. Printed paper wraps. Publisher's ads on rear cover. Pages uncut. ? First Continental Edition. Authorized Edition. This edition was also the First French Edition, co-published by Librairie Henri Gaulon in Paris. Collection of British Authors. Vol. 1894. A collection of prose and poetry by F. Bret Harte. Dated on title page 1880, but Verso of cover carries a 1919 date. Likely a later printing from the plates of the first edition. Minimal chipping at foot of spine. Slight browning of some page ends and rear cover. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $65.00

9513
Shaw, [George] Bernard.- Back to Methuselah. A Metabiological Pentateuch. In One Volume. Leipzig. Bernhard Tauchnitz. 1922. 295 pp. 12mo. Printed paper wraps. Publisher's ads on rear cover. Pages uncut. First Continental Edition. Copyright Edition. This edition was also the First French Edition, co-published by Librairie Henri Gaulon in Paris. Collection of British Authors. Vol. 4578. George Bernard Shaw's view of evolution and the conflict with religion are expounded in the famous Preface here. The play follows illustrating Shaw's views from the time of Adam and Eve to 32,000 AD. Shaw (1856–1950) published this work in 1922, 3 years prior to his receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature, for which he accepted the award but refused the money. Minimal chipping at foot of spine. Slight browning of some page ends and rear cover. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $65.00

9510
Walpole, Hugh.- The Silver Thorn. In One Volume. Leipzig. Bernhard Tauchnitz. 1928. 286 pp. +32 pp. publisher's catalogue at rear. 12mo. Printed paper wraps. Publisher's ads on rear cover. First Continental Edition. Copyright Edition. This edition was also the First French Edition, co-published by Librairie Henri Gaulon in Paris. Collection of British Authors. Vol. 4861. Walpole (1884–1941), a novelist and writer of shorter fiction, was born in New Zealand, educated in England and considered himself English. He wrote with an air of horror and fantasy. "Major Wilbraham," in this collection, is a good example of his handling of fantasy. This collection of stories was originally published in 1928 by Macmillan. This First Continental Edition is composed of First Edition sheets dated 1928. Spine slightly browned with chips at head and rear cover slightly detached at lower third. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $65.00

9509
London, Jack- A Son of the Sun. In One Volume. Leipzig. Bernhard Tauchnitz. 1913. 270 pp. 12mo. Printed paper wraps. Publisher's ads on rear cover. First Continental Edition. Copyright Edition. This edition was also the First French Edition, co-published by Librairie Henri Gaulon in Paris. Collection of British and American Authors. Vol. 4426. Much of 1912 was spent by Jack London sailing, first from Baltimore around Cape Horn to Seattle and, later, aboard "The Roamer" about the San Joaquin and Sacramento River deltas. In that year he published this volume, another vigorous volume of the sea and sailing. This issue is published with First Edition sheets, but in the early post-World War I period. On the rear cover the ads refer euphemistically to the new 1919 publications as coming "after a long interruption." Spine slightly browned with chips at head and edges. Pages slightly browned. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $65.00

9508
Lewis, Sinclair.- Arrowsmith. In One Volume. Leipzig. Bernhard Tauchnitz. 1925. 392 pp. 12mo. Printed paper wraps. Publisher's ads on rear cover. First Continental Edition. Copyright Edition. Collection of British and American Authors. Vol. 4694. One of the triumphs of the American author, Sinclair Lewis, detailing the conflicts engendered in a n idealistic medical student between accommodation to pragmatic rewards of money and status and adherence to his original idealistic standards. Till recenly, this was a reading must for subsequent generations of aspiring physicians. The novel contributing strongly to Lewis's award of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 1930. The citation rewarded "his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humour, new types of characters. " This was the first Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to an American. This edition was also the First French Edition, co-published by Librairie Henri Gaulon in Paris. Spine slightly browned with tiny chips at head and edges. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $75.00

6200
Alcott, Louisa May.- Behind a Mask. The Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott. With an Introduction by Madeleine Stern. New York. William Morrow and Company. 1975. 277 pp. 8vo. Red cloth covered boards. Illustrated D.J. First Edition, Third Printing Illustrated. Frontispioece portrait of L. M. Alcott. Some of the pseudonymous writings of Louisa May Alcott, discovered by Madeleine Stern and Leona Rostenberg. Inscription on front free end paper.Else, As New.
Price: $25.00

9122
Byron, George Gordon [Noel], Lord.- The Works of the Right Hon. Lord Byron. In Two Volumes. London. John Murray. 1815. 300, (75 + 72 + 100 + 70 + 53) pp + 2 pp.publisher's ads. 8vo. Contemporary half tan calf with marbled boards and end papers. Marbled page ends. Various Editions gathered into Two Volumes with a title page of The Works. Illustrations by Thomas Stothard, R. A., engraved by F.Engleheart. Concise Dict. Nat. Biog. Oxf. Comp. Eng. Lit. Camb. Biblio. Eng. Lit. III. A gathering of the Works of Lord Byron to date, in two volumes. The first volume contains the first two Cantos (all that were written at that time) of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, A Romaunt, and Other Poems, in the Sixth Edition of 1813. The second volume contains: The Giaour in the Twelfth Edition of 1814; The Bride of Abydos, Third Edition, 1813; The Corsair, 1814; Lara, Fourth Edition, 1814; Hebrew Melodies, N.D. [1814–15]. Byron was roaming the world at the time of this publication and it just preceded his ill-fated marriage of one year to Anne Milbanke. Wear to hinges which are starting. Marble boards abraded. Slight offsetting and minimal foxing. Signed bookplate of the Earl of Caithness on front pastedown of each volume. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $850.00

6448
Collins, Wilkie.- Poor Miss Finch. A Novel. With Illustrations. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1872. 196 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's catalogue at rear and 2 pp. at front. 8vo. Plum colored publisher's cloth embossed in the blind, with gilt titling on spine. Double column format. Frontispiece portrait of Wilkie Collins in addition to frontispiece illustration. Illustrated by Edward Hughes, engraved by F. Wentworth. Others by C. S. R. First American Edition. Parrish, p. 85. Beetz 54. Copyright 1871. Originally serialized in Cassell's Magazine. This first American Edition was published in the same year as the First London Edition by Bentley. A melodramatic novel by Collins about a blind woman who falls in love with one of twin brothers. The other brother falls in love with her. Regaining her sight miraculously only complicates her life terribly. Collins finds a resolution. Mild foxing. Fading of covers. Wear at ends of spine and at corners. Front board slightly bowed at head. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

9320
Cowen, F[rederic] H. and Longfellow,[ Henry Wadsworth].- Onaway, Awake, Beloved. Song from "Hiawatha" Written by Longfellow. Composed by F. H. Cowen. London. Metzler & Co. Ltd. 1892. 7 pp. Fo. Decoratively engraved and printed paper wraps First Edition. Plate M7503. A love song from "Hiawatha" set to music. For voice and piano. published simultaneously in America by Oliver Ditson & Co. Rubber stamp of composer's name on front cover. 1" tear at hinge and another in mid- page. Cover soiled and edge worn. Hinge taped. Owner's signature on top of cover. Else, Good.
Price: $75.00

9238
Dodgson, Charles L. (pseud. : Lewis Carroll).- The Rectory Umbrella and Mischmasch. London. Cassell & Company, Ltd. 1932. 193 pp. Square 8vo. Decorated blue publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine and on frontcover. T.e. stained blue. First Edition. Illustrated by the author. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, mathematician and logician, divine,poet, artist, professor, photographer (especially of children) and author ("Alice in Wonderland," "Through the Looking Glass," "Hunting of the Snark," etc.), as a child wrote, edited and published at home eight manuscript magazines. "The Rectory Umbrella" and "Mischmasch" are the last two in the series,of which the middle four are lost. These last issues are in the possession of the Harvard University Library and here published for the first time. "The Rectory Umbrella" was written about 1849, when Dodgson was at Rugby; and "Mischmasch" dates from his Oxford days (1855–62). They include prose (complete with footnotes), poetry, drawings and even a fragment of what was to become his famous poem, "Jabberwocky." Slight wear at ends of spine. Lower front corner bumped. Slight foxing. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $250.00

9153
Doyle, A. Conan.- The Croxley Master. (Complete) In Three Parts, in Strand Magazine. Vol XVIII, July to December, 1899. Bound Volume, Complete. London. George Newnes, Ltd. 1899. 804 pp. Original illustrated and decorated publisher's blue cloth. Gilt decoration and titling on spine. All edges tinted red. First Edition. Another segment of "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" in its first printing, and illustrated by Sidney Paget, in Strand Magazine. Also in this issue is a 7 page illustrated interview with A. Conan Doyle by Harry How in which is printed a letter from Dr. Joseph Bell (the prototype for Sherlock Holmes) discussing his analytic methods and others of the great actors, Henry Irving and Ellen Terry, and the author G. Augustus Sala (much commentary on Dickens). Comic illustrations by Max Beerbohm. Covers soiled and abraded. Hinges reinforced. Spine cocked. A bit shaken. Else, Good+.
Price: $150.00

9352
Goldsmith, Oliver.- The Deserted Village, A Poem by Dr. Goldsmith. The Sixth Edition; Bound with [Dr. Thomas Percy's] The Hermit of Warkworth, A Northumberland Ballad, in Three Fits or Cantos. The Third Edition. London. W. Griffin (Goldsmith); T. Davies, and S. Leacroft Successor to C. Marsh (Percy). 1770; 1772. 23 pp.; 51 pp. + 1 p. publisher's ads. 4to. Half brown calf and marbled boards. Marbled end papers. Gilt tooling and titling on spine. Sewn on five cords. T.e.g. Sixth Edition of the Goldsmith, Third Edition of the Percy Vignette title page of the Goldsmith drawn and engraved by Isaac Taylor. Vignette title of Percy drawn by S. Wale and engraved by Taylor. Camb.Bib.Eng.Lit., II, p.643 (for Goldsmith); p. 78 (for Percy). A beautiful edition of both poems, wonderfully printed on thick laid paper. The Deserted Village is Goldsmith's most famous poem, first published by Griffin in 1770. This edition retains "careless" on p. 9. The first six editions were printed in 1770, at least the first three from the same setting of type. Percy, the Bishop of Dromore, published this work in 1771, celebrating the memory of his ancestors, descendents of Henry Hotspur, who fell at the Battle of Shrewesbery. The family, of Norman descent, was exiled to Scotland during the reign of Henry IV, but recovered their Northumberland seat under Henry V. The poem recounts an important chapter of English history. Percy translated poetry from Chinese, Icelandic and Hebrew, as well as French, Spanish, Latin,etc. The apposition of Goldsmith and Percy is appropriate, for Percy published his memoir of Goldsmith in 1801. Wear at ends and edges of spine and at corners. Chips from tail of spine up to 1". Front free end paper separating at fold. Browning of title page and mild foxing of the Goldsmith. A few small stains. Else, Very Good. Overall, a wonderful 18th century book production.
Price: $600.00

9253
Haight, Gordon S. (Editor).- Selections from George Eliot's Letters. New Haven. Yale University Press. 1985. 567 pp. 8vo. Tan publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. Frontispiece portraitof Eliot. A selection fromthe nine volumes of letters of George Eliot. The letters are clustered in chronological sequence, divided into chapters which roughly parallel important events of her fascinating life. Brief biographical summaries provide the thread of the letters and of the life of England's most interesting woman novelist. Of great interest are her relationships, particularly with men and with her publishers. As New.
Price: $40.00

9234
James, Henry.- Picture and Text. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1893. 175 pp. 16mo in 8's. White cloth with gilt decorations (beribboned torches) and lettering embossed on spine and front cover. T.e.g. Pages untrimmed at fore-edge and tail. (DeLuxe binding). First Edition. 8 plates, including frontispiece portrait of James with facsimile signature in red on tissue guard. BAL 10601, Edel & Laurence A38. Six essays by James on Edwin A. Abbey, Alfred Parsons, Honoré Daumier, John Singer Sargent and others.These essays had originally appeared in "Our Artists in Europe." Decorative initial letter at beginning of most chapters. Only 1500 copies issued. Slight wear at ends of spine and edges of covers. Covers lightly soiled. Owner's signstures on front free flyleaf and rear pastedown. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

9072
James, Rev. Thomas.- Aesop's Fables: A New Version, Chiefly from Original Sources, with More Than One Hundred Illustrations Designed by John Tenniel. London. John Murray. 1852. 148 pp. Small 8vo. Half red calf, with marbled boards and end papers. A.e.g. Spine elaborately decorated in gilt. First Edition, Later State. Tenniel's first major work. An edition of Aesop noted for the translation and also for this being John Tenniel's first work of book illustration. A large number of beautiful illustrations by this skilled illustrator, whose fame was magnified by his images in Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland." In the Aesop volume he shows the same fluid stroke and lightness so characteristicv of "Alice." Minimal wear at ends of spine and corners. Minimal foxing. One leaf torn (pp.21/22) with tape repair. Else, Very Good.
Price: $225.00

9263
[Lowell, James Russell].- Melibus-Hipponax. The Biglow Papers, Edited, with an Introduction, Notes, Glossary, and Copious Index, by Homer Wilbur, A. M. Boston. Ticknor & Fields. 1867. 163 pp. Small 8vo. Green publisher's cloth with gilt titling. Brown coated end papers. Seventh Edition. BAL 13068. Merle Johnson, High Spots. Grolier American 100, #57 (for First Edition). Originally published in 1848, this is Lowell's attack on the Mexican War and on the extension of slavery, written in the form of a series of letters, some in dialect and some in verse form, from a Yankee farmer, Hosea Biglow, himself edited by Homer Wilbur, whose academic credentials Lowell inflates in his Note to Title-Page and Introduction. The whole is preceded by 12 pages of a number of purported "Notices of an Independent Press" and a Latin peroration, all written by Lowell. Among the letters are a series allegedly from a soldier at Vera Cruz disillusioned by the War. The Biglow Papers were first published serially in the Boston Courier; a Second Series, emphasizing the anti-slavery position appeared in 1862. Lowell, in addition to his career as a poet and abolitionist, was Professor at Harvard, succeeding Longfellow, Editor of The Atlantic Monthly, and, later, American Minister to Spain and to the English Court. Very Good to Near Fine with very clean cloth and bright gilt.
Price: $65.00

9348
Le Carré, John.- A Perfect Spy. New York. Alfred A. Knopf. 1986. 475 pp. 8vo. Black linen spine and black paper covered boards. Gilt titling. Decorative D.J. First American Edition. The longest of Le Carré's spy novels. He explores the basic nature of espionage and its practitioners. Wear at edges of D.J. with a few small chips from head of D.J. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $30.00

9086
Martineau, Harriet.- Life in the Sick-Room. Essays, with an Introduction to the American Edition by Eliza L. Follen. Boston. Leonard C. Bowles, and William Crosby. 1844. 204 pp. 12mo in 6's. Brown embossed publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. First American Edition. Notable Amer. Women, I, 638–9. Concise Dict. Nat Biog. Eliza Lee [Cabot] Follen (1787–1860) was a writer of children's stories and a vigorous anti-slavery worker, wife of Harvard's first instructor in German, also a tireless opponent of slavery. According to Harriet Martineau (Retrospect of Western Travel), the Follens introduced the German custom of a Christmas tree to America. Harriet Martineau (1802–76), the noted British author was in poor health throughout her life, suffering also from deafness; she recovered from a five-year serious illness in 1843–4, presumably through theeffects of mesmerism. With insight into the behavior of invalids, sharpened by her personal experiences, she published this series of essays anonymously. She was quickly recognized as the author and, in this First American Edition of her essays, Follen justifies the attribution. Martineau, whose autobiography was published posthumously, is sensitive to the moodiness and self-blame of the chronically ill, their need for up-front honesty, spiritual support and trust. Their willingness to accept unconventional therapies is also discussed. The publisher made royaltiy payments to Martineau despite the lack of a copyright convention in America. Wear at ends of spine with 1/2" loss at tail and hinge starting at head. Wear at corners. Water stain at leading edge of front cover. Mild foxing and browning of page edges. Else, tight and Very Good.
Price: $295.00

9121
Michelet, Jules.- The Bird. with 210 Illustrations by Giacomelli. First Edition in English. translated from the Original French by A. E. London. T. Nelson and Sons. 1868. 340 pp. Royal 8vo. Half green leather with marbled boards and end papers. page ends marbled throughout. First Edition in English. A classic "Victorian" publication on natural history by Michelet. The first of his series of four books: L'Oiseau (The Bird), 1856; L'Insecte (The Insect), 1857; La Mer (The Sea),1861; and La Montagne (The Mountain), 1868. Some full-page illustrations at beginning of sections, head- & tailpieces, page decorations, vignettes, etc. by a bevy of accomplished engravers, principally J. Ettling and C. Laplante as well as the illustrations by Giacomelli. This is the first edition of the English translation and contains all of the original illustrations. On the front free fly leaf is an inscription in ink: "To Viola from another devotee of birds & bird life[.] I wd. much preferred it in french since I remember MIchelet. Bill from Carl. 1877." Mild scuffing of leather and wear to edges of boards. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $200.00

9233
O'Casey, Sean.- The Silver Tassie. A Tragi-Comedy in Four Acts. London. Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1929. 140 pp. Small 8vo. Tan linen spine and blue paper covered boards. Printed title label on spine and front cover. T.e. stained blue First Edition, Second Printing. A war story by the great Irish playwright, on the effects of wounding in World War I on the life of a young athlete. The play represented a major stylistic change for O'Casey (1880–1964), away from the realism fostered by his difficult roots and upbringing, and included much symbolism. The Abbey Theatre disliked it, as did Yeats. With their rejection, O'Casey felt alienated, withdrew from his relationship with the Theatre and moved to England. Lacks portrait frontispiece. Inked owner's initials on front pastedown. Mild foxing of page fore-edges. Mild soiling. Else, Very Good.
Price: $28.00

9062
Overton, Grant.- The Great Partnership. Gilbert the Wit and Sullivan the Master of Song. In "The Mentor," Vol 16. No. 1. Serial No. 300. February, 1928. Pp. 1–10. Springfield, OH. Crowell Publishing Co. 1928. 68 pp. Large 4to. Illustrated paper wraps. Full issue of monthly magazine. First Edition. Illustrated with photographs, drawings and illustrations. Full page cover illustration in color. A wonderfully illustrated article on the duo of the sensitive Gilbert and the ambitious Sullivan. Many portraits, including George Grossmith, Richard D'Oyly Carte, John Barclay, Bettina Hall, De Wolf Hopper and Isabel Joy. Also in this issue is an article on Sullivan's "The Lost Chord" (written at the death of his elder brother and setting to music Adelaide A. Procter's verse), a discussion of George Washington and the cherry tree, photographs from the work at Mt. Rushmore and an interview with Rudyard Kipling. Small chip from tail of spine. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $125.00

9080
Poe, Edgar Allan.- A Few Words on Secret Writing, "The Colloquy of Monos and Una," "Never Bet Your Head," "Secret Writing," "To Helen," "Israfel," and "A Chapter on Autography" in Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. (The Casket and Gentleman's United.) Embracing Every Department of Literature: Embellished with the Finest Mezzotinto and Steel Engravings, Elegant Embossed Work, Fashions and Music. Volume XIX. July–December, 1841. Philadelphia. George R. Graham. 1841. 308 pp. + Index. Large 8vo. Full black morocco with gilt titling and gilt decorative ruling atedges of covers and on spine. Blue end papers and marbling of page ends. First Edition. Many illustrations, hand-colored fashion plates, etc. The second volume of Graham's Magazine under Poe's editorship. Poe's articles on cryptography develop his interest in a subject at the core of his story "The Gold Bug. The two parts of "Autography" presented here (completed by an Appendix in Volume XX) comprise Poe's essay into graphology. The volume also contains a poem by J. R. Lowell, reviews of Cooper's "The Deerslayer" and Dickens' "The Pic Nic Papers" (a very negative review by Poe, which calls the book "very great trash....by very great men"). Elegant,but simple binding. Scattered foxing. End papers soiled. A tight, remarkably Very Good copy of an important volume usually found in poor condition.
Price: $350.00

9173
Sprague, Charles.- Curiosity: A Poem, Delivered at Cambridge, before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, August 27, 1829. Boston. J. T. Buckingham. 1829. 30 pp. 8vo in 4's. Printed paper wraps. First Edition. Harris Collection, p. 268. Sabin 89658. Amer. Imprints 40507. Appleton's Cycl. Am. Biography. DAB. A poem delivered to Harvard's Phi Beta Kappa chapter in 1829, on the consequences of Curiosity from the Garden of Eden, on. Charles Sprague ( 1791–1875) was a teller and cashier at Boston banks and a poet, son of Samuel Sprague, a noted participant in the Boston Tea Party. His poems were generally written for public occasions and this poem, "Curiosity," written in iambic pentameter, is considered his best work. His theatrical prologues, for which he had won several prizes, often were built upon the heroic couplet and were considered the best since Pope and Gray. Owner's signature on cover and on title page: "Waldo Flint." Covers slightly soiled. Mild foxing. Wear at head and tail of spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $50.00

9071
Stowe, Harriet Beecher (pseudonym: Christopher Crowfield).- The Chimney-Corner. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1868. 311 pp. 12mo. Contemporary half brown calf and black pebbled cloth covered boards. Yellow end-papers. T.e.g. Other page edges tinted pink. First American Edition. BAL 19448. A series of articles and stories by Harriet Beecher Stowe, written under a male pseudonym but dealing primarily with "womanly" issues. In "What Will You Do with Her," Stowe argues for validation of woman's domestic work as legitimate work, equal with the other professions even then opening more to women. In "Women's Sphere," she argues for property rights for women, equal pay for equal work, promotion for women of talent, upward evaluation of domestic work, educational opportunities and the Vote. Other essays plead for women to devote lessened effort to adornment and more to cultivation of the inner self. An early approach to "Women's Rights" issues. Clipping from contemporary Boston newspaper, with poem by Mrs. J. K. Purdy, "Our Baby," tucked in. Slight wear at ends of spine and at corners. Few light stains internally. Else, Vey Good.
Price: $225.00

9088
Swift, H.- Uncle Tom. Song and Chorus. Subject from Uncle Tom's Cabin. Dedicated to W. H. J. New York. W. Hill. 1852. 5 pp. Fo. Decorated printed paper wraps engraved by Gresne. Disbound. First Edition. Plate 2026. A lament of the slaves at the selling and removal of Uncle Tom. The chastising of the Massa for sending Tom away in the face of the loyalty of his entire retinue of slaves. Soiling of Covers. Page edges restored. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

9308
[Vanity Fair Print]. Pellegrini, Carlo (pseudonym: Ape).- Men of the Day. No. 116. "Modern Poetry." Robert Browning. London. Vanity Fair. Vincent Brooks Day & Son Lith. 1875. 2 pp. Fo. Disbound. First Edition. A magnificent lithographic caricature of Robert Browning, with the associated text, from Vanity Fair, 1875. As New.
Price: $95.00

9306
[Vanity Fair Print] Unsigned. ? Ward. Leslie (pseudonym: Spy).- Men of the Day. No. 39. "The Novelist Who Invented Sensation." Wilkie Collins. London. Vanity Fair. Vincent Brooks Day & Son Lith. 1872. 2 pp. Fo. Disbound. First Edition. A magnificent lithographic caricature of Wilkie Collins, with the associated text, from Vanity Fair, 1872. As New.
Price: $160.00

9311
[Vanity Fair Print]. Ward, Leslie (pseudonym: Spy).- Statesmen, No. 141. "A Feminine Philosopher." John Stuart Mill. London. Vanity Fair. Vincent Brooks Day & Son Lith. 1873. 1 pp. Fo. Disbound. First Edition. A magnificent lithographic caricature of the philosopher John Stuart Mill, an earnest supporter of women's causes, from Vanity Fair, 1873. Minor browning of edges of margin. Lacks associated text. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

9307
[Vanity Fair Print] Ward. Leslie (pseudonym: Spy).- Statesmen. No. 219. "The Vice Empress." Lord [Edward Robert Bulwer-] Lytton. London. Vanity Fair. Vincent Brooks Day & Son Lith. 1876. 2 pp. Fo. Disbound. First Edition. A magnificent lithographic caricature by Spy of Lord Lytton,with the associated text, from Vanity Fair, 1876. The son of Edward George Lord Bulwer-Lytton, the noted novelist and friend of Charles Dickens, who, like Dickens, separated acrimoniously from his wife,. this younger, second Lord Lytton was also a noted author, but devoted most of his energy to a diplomatic career. As New.
Price: $65.00

9310
[Vanity Fair Print]. Ward, Leslie (pseudonym: Spy).- The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table. Oliver Wendell Holmes. London. Vanity Fair. Vincent Brooks Day & Son Lith. 1886. 1 pp. Fo. Disbound. First Edition. A magnificent lithographic caricature of Oliver Wendell Holmes, author, physician, Dean of Harvard Medical School, from Vanity Fair, 1886 Minor foxing in margins. Lacks associated text. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

9245
Weeks, William Raymond (pseudonym: Bunyanus).- The Pilgrim's Progress in the Nineteenth Century. Two Volumes Bound as One. New York. Cornelius Davis. Alex J. Davis, printer. 1826. 128, 128 pp.16mo. Brown calf spine and marbled paper covered boards. Gilt titling (scant). First Edition. O. F.Adams, Dict. Am. Authors, p.413. Appleton's Cycl. Am Biog. Weeks (1783–1848), a graduate of Princeton and a Presbyterian Minister from New York State and, later, from Newark, NJ, published his sermons and a catechism in addition to this volume, which Appleton's Cyclopedia calls a posthumous volume, unaware of this, the First Edition. This work is in the form of Platonic dialogues between an interlocutor and various allegorical figures named for their qualities: Ardent, Thoughtful, Piety, Prudence, Charity, Love-self, Feelwell, No-law, Sincere, Sensitive, Dr. Smoothman, Conscience, etc., whom the Pilgrim encounters in his travels. Lacks front free end-paper. Hinges cracked. Spine chipped and lacking pieces at head and tail. Boards abraded and edge worn. Foxed. Water stain on final few pages. Else, Good +.
Price: $125.00

9124
Wells, H. G.- The Happy Turning. A Dream of Life. London. William Heinemann Ltd. 1945. 50 pp. 8vo. Cloth spine and pink paper covered boards with decorative printed cartouche for title on front cover. First Edition. Despite the apparent disillusionment of life's experiences and despite the negative views of history, in full awareness of the corruption of Jesus's experience by the story of the Gospels and historical betrayal of this experience, Wells finds great sustenance from the root of Jesus's teaching and his view of Life's future when lived by the consequences of this awareness and guided by the Beauty in art and literature. A fantasy. Spine sunned and covers slightly faded . Browning of edges of cover. Minimal foxing. Else, Very Good.
Price: $25.00

8774
8774 Bangs, John Kendrick.- The Enchanted Type-Writer. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1899. 171 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's ads.Small 8vo. Tan publisher's cloth, illuatrated colorfully on front cover, and with gilt lettering. T.e. colored red. First Edition. Illustrated by Peter Newell. A fantasy in which the author's typewriter writes in many great literary styles, through the medium of James Boswell . These include reports from Boswell, recollections of Baron Munchausen, a description of a golf game in Hades and, not surprisingly given Bangs' predilection throughout his oeuvre, a chapter on Sherlock Holmes Again. Spine darkened. some soiling and browning of pages and of cover. Illustration loosening at p. 126. Front hinge starting internally. Else, Very Good.
Price: $65.00

8957
8957 Black, ? [Photographer].- [Carte de Visite] Longfellow's Children. Boston. J. E. Tilton & Co. 1862. 1 p.2 3/8" x 4 1/8" Image mounted on Card, as published. First Edition. From a painting by T. Buchanan Reed, Esq. A carte de visite of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's three children, made from a photograph by Black of a painting by Reed and published in Boston by Tilton. Longfellow was extremely fond ofhis children and maintained a close family throughout. Slight soiling of card mount on rear. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

8695
8695 Bostelmann, Carl John.- Songs from Shelley. A Collection of Lyrics and Sonnets Completed from the Minor Fragments of Percy Bysshe Shelley. With Supplementary Notes Done in Collaboration by Walter Edwin Peck. Hand-Set in Caslon Oldstyle and Freehand, Printed in Folio on Kilmory Stock, and Bound at His Colonial Press, Morristown, New Jersey by Lewis W. Biebigheiser. Morristown, NJ. The Colonial Press (Privately Printed ). 1937. First and Limited Edition. 43 pp. (unnumbered).8vo. Green printed paper wraps. First and Limited Edition. Signed by Bostelmann (author) and Biebigheiser (printer). Copy No. 587 of the first limited edition of 600 copies. Bostelmann attempts to complete Shelley's intentions with fragments left by the poet unfinished or neglected at his death. An interesting volume , wonderfully executed. Slight soiling of covers. Else, Very Good to Near Fine.
Price: $40.00

8673
8673 Crowninshield, Ethel.- Robert Louis Stevenson Songs. Springfield, MA. Milton Bradley .Company 1928. Literature Pages 32 pp.Oblong 4to. Green printed paper covered boards with buckram spine. Later (? Second) Edition. Verses from R. L. Stevenson, put to music by Ethel Crowninshield. Charming. Small owner's label on front cover and on front free end paper. Else, Very Good.
Price: $40.00

8929
8929 De Musset, Alfred.- La Confession d'un Enfant de Siècle. Paris. Éditions Nilsson. N.D. [ca. 1920's]. Aquarelles by Robert-Polack. Illustrations on Japanese tissue paper, tacked at top edge to mounting page. 267 pp.4to. Bound in heavy "linen" paper, covered with Japanese tissue paper titling, illustrated as internally. First Edition in this format. Collections "Lotus." A beautiful but fragile book production with classic Art Deco illustrations sensually done with intense fantasy. A tale of sensuous love by the great French poet, Alfred de Musset. Other titles in this series report the issue to be limited to 100 copies. The tissue covers to boards and spine are detached, with spine tissue lost but board tissue tucked in. Slight browning of "linen" covers. Else, Very Good with all illustrations present and very well preserved.
Price: $75.00

8876
Dreiser, Theodore.- An American Tragedy. Two Volumes in One. Garden City, NY. Garden City Publishing Co. N.D. Pages 409 pp.8vo. Black publisher's cloth. Top edge stained yellow. First one-volume edition. Dreiser's masterpiece and a masterpiece of modern American fiction. Dreiser, even with his imperfections, best epitomizes the virtues of the naturalistic movement in American fiction. Originally published by Horace Liveright in two volumes in 1925, here is the work in its first one-volume edition. Slightly shaken. Ink mark on front pastedown. Hinges stained internally. Slight damp wrinkling. Else, Good.
Price: $25.00

8768
Eddy, Mary Baker.- Poems. Boston. Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker G. Eddy. N.D. Pages 79 pp.12mo. Illustrated white publisher's cloth with Cross and Crown Seal embossed on rear cover. A.e.g. ? Later Edition. Illustrated first initial in each poem. First published by Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Christian Science Church, in 1910, both in a limited, private edition for her friends and in a popular edition. The poems were written by Ms. Eddy at vaious times of her life, from girlhood to old age. Soiling of rear cover and slight loss of gilding on front cover. A handwritten note in ink at foot of one poem. Else, Very Good+.
Price: $40.00

8694
Field, Eugene.- Illustrated by Charles Robinson. Lullaby-Land. Songs of Childhood. New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. N.D. (?1894) Pages 229 pp.Small 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt illustration and lettering on covers and spine. T.e.g. Pages untrimmed. First Edition. An informative introductory esay by Kenneth Grahame, the editor, on the imagination and Americanism of Eugene Field. Beautiful illustrations throughout by Robinson. A handsome edition. Owner's neat signature in ink on front free fly leaf: "Katherine Seymour Bullock." Slight wear at head and tail of spine and at corners. Slightly shaken. Else Very Good. A bright and clean copy.
Price: $85.00

8835
Ginsberg, Allen.- White Shroud. Poems 1980–1985. New York. Perennial Library, Harper & Row. 1987. Pages 89 pp.8vo. Decorated white stiff paper wraps. First Paperback Edition. Originally published in hardcover in 1986. Signed by Ginsberg on the half-title with encircled inscription "AH" below signature. Poems of social and erotic reality, assuaged by Ginsberg's volatile and tender humor. A very nice copy of a great collection of the poet's work. Minimal soiling of edges. Else, Very Good to Near Fine in Mylar cover.
Price: $75.00

8687
Goldsmith, Oliver.- Copiously illustrated by The Etching Club. The Deserted Village. New York. D. Appleton & Co. 1857 Literature Pages 46 pp. + 2 pp. Ads for publications of the Etching Club.8vo. Brown embossed publisher's cloth with gilt titling on front cover. A.e.g. Beveled boards. First American Edition as Such Wood Engravings in facsimile of illustrations made years earlier in a very small edition from plates which were then destroyed. The English Edition was published in London simultaneously with this American edition by Joseph Cundall (Privately by Sampson Low). Both were printed by R. Clay in London. A charming volume. Spinewear at ends and edges. Hinges cracking internally. Shaken. Text and illustrations Very Good.
Price: $95.00

8772
Hart, Christopher Blake. A Play. New York. Random House. 1947. Pages 115 pp.8vo. Green publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. D.J. First Edition. A play detailing Moss Hart's view of the "spiritual agony of a helpless boy victimized by the personal limitations of his parents" (Brooks Atkinson, New York Times) in the midst of a divorce. Wear at edges of boards.. Slight soiling of covers. Wear at ends of D.J. spine and at its edges. Else, Very Good.
Price: $22.00

8160
Harte, Bret.- In the Carquinez Woods. Boston. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1884. Pages 241 pp.Small 8vo. Blue publisher's cloth. Orange edges. First American Edition. BAL 7328. Copyright 1883. Published in variously colored cloth (no priority). Flat topped ampersand on spine (no priority) Spine slightly cocked. Else, Very Good.
Price: $54.00

8778
Hawthorne, Nathaniel.- The Great Stone Face. New York. The Gregg Publishing Company. 1942. Pages 50 pp.12mo. Green printed wraps. Stapled. First Edition in this format. Frontispiece bust of Hawthorne (by Daniel Chester French). Illustrated. The classic tale by Nathaniel Hawthorne translated into Gregg shorthand. Very Good .
Price: $24.00

8787
[Hawthorne, Nathaniel] Goodrich, S. G. (Editor).- The Token and Atlantic Souvenir, A Christmas and New Year's Present. Edited by S. G. Goodrich. Boston. American Stationers' Company. 1838. Pages 312 pp.12mo. Full green morocco with gilt rulings and decorations on covers and spine. Yellow end papers. First Edition. Browne, pp. 18, 19, 69, 73, 79, 84, 89, 90. BAL 6818, 7583, 8731. The first appearance in book form of five stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Of these, four (Peter Goldthwait's Treasure, Endicott and the Red Cross, Night Sketches beneath an Umbrella and The Shaker Bridal) would later appear in "Twice Told Tales," and one (Sylph Etherege) in "The Snow Image." The volume also contains a long poem by Sarah Whitman, Poe's Providence beloved, an article and poem by Mrs. Sigourney and many others. Slight wear at ends of spine and at head of front hinge. Loosening of front free end paper. Foxing. Else, Very Good.
Price: $160.00

8777
Irving, Washington.- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. New York. The Gregg Publishing Company. 1943. Pages 90 pp.12mo. Green printed wraps. Stapled. First Edition in this format. Illustrated by Astrid F. Gescheidt. The classic tale by Washington Irving translated into Gregg shorthand. Annotated. Very Good.
Price: $24.00

8776
Irving, Washington.- First Edition in this format. Rip Van Winkle. New York. The Gregg Publishing Company. 1943. Literature Pages 52 pp.12mo. Green printed wraps. Stapled. First Edition in this format. Frontispiece bust of Washington Irving. Illustrated. The classic tale by Washington Irving translated into Gregg shorthand. Annotated. As New.
Price: $24.00

8775
James, Henry.- Terminations. The Death of the Lion. The Coxon Fund. The Middle Years. The Altar of the Dead. New York. Harper & Brothers 1895. Pages 242 pp. +6 pp. publisher's ads.Small 8vo. Pale green publisher's cloth with green and gilt floral decorations on front cover and gilt lettering. A.e.g. First Edition.(preceded by a copyright printing). Edel & Lawrence A45b. BAL 10615. A collection of four tales by Henry James, the first three of which had been published earlier. Slight soiling of covers. Owner's signature onfront free end paper. Else, a Very Good, crisp copy.
Price: $200.00

8691
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.- Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Complete in Two Volumes. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1864. Pages 420, 467 pp. + 1 p. publisher's list.32mo. Blue publisher's cloth with gold titling on spine. A.e.g. Labeled "Ticknor & Co." at tail of spine. Brown coated end papers. First Edition of this Selection. Copyright deposited Dec. 15,1856. Frontispiece portrait of a young Longfellow in Volume I.Blue and Gold Series. BAL 12468 A marvelous collection of Longfellow's poems, in this handy and popular format. Wear at ends of spine and at corners. Soiling of spine. Few abrasions on Covers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

8839
Milne, A. A.- If I May. New York. E. P. Dutton & Company. 1921. Pages 233 pp.8vo. Light blue paper covered boards with blue cloth spine, lettered in gilt. First American Edition. A series of witty essays by Milne, encompassing human foibles, with a humorous look at himself. though not Christopher's view, is this the real Milne? Slight sunning. Preliminary pages uncut. Bookplate of Edwin and Amy Kimball and signature in pencil of Amy E. Hines [?Kimball]. Elde, Very Good.
Price: $70.00

8717
Milne, A. A.- Those Were the Days. Being "The Day's Play," "The Holiday Round," "Once a Week" and "The Sunny Side" in One Volume. London. Methuen. 1929. Pages 887 pp. + 8 pp. publisher's ads.Small 8vo. Blue publisher's cloth. Printed D.J. T.e.g. First Edition. First edition of this copllection of Milne's writings for Punch, in the period 1906–20. The preface is a witty recounting by Milne of his youthful apprenticeship in this period at the periodical. Slight edge wear on spine. D.J. frayed and chipped at edges with minor loss and browning of spine of D.J. with inked letterings. Erased pencillings on D.J. Else, Very Good.
Price: $135.00

8771
Milne, Christopher.- The Enchanted Places. A Memoir of the Real Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh. New3 York. E. P. Dutton & Co. 1974. Pages 169 pp.8vo. Yellow publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J. First American Edition. Illustrated with photographs, drawings by E. H. Shepard, and others. A memoir by the son of A. A. Milne, the real Christopher Robin. A nostalgic look at an earlier time of "uncomplicated childhood," reporting on the heavy burden of being the original for Christopher Robin on Milne's son, latterly a happy bookseller. A charming and not overly happy memoir. Cover soiled. Spine of D.J. damaged, with missing pieces. The illustrated front and photographic rear faces of the D.J. are intact. Else, Very Good.
Price: $32.00

8950
Pellegrini, Carlo [pseud.: Ape].- [Vanity Fair Print] "Before Sunrise". Men of the Day.- No. XCI. Mr. Algernon Charles Swinburne. November 21, 1874. London. Vincent Brooks Day &Son. Lith. 1874. Pages 2 pp.Fo. Unbound with associated text page disboumd. First Edition. A witty caricature of the poet Algernon Swinburne, from Vanity Fair Magazine, by "Ape," who, together with "Spy," (Leslie Ward) led the list of artists responsible for this eminent series. Complete with associated text. Very Good.
Price: $155.00

8712
Poe, Edgar Allan.- The Pit and the Pendulum. In "The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present. MDCCCXLIII." (pp. 133–151). Philadelphia. Carey and Hart. 1843. Pages 328 pp.8vo. Brown calf with elaborate gilt decoration on spine and covers. A.e.g. Yellow end papers. First Edition., First Issue. Eight engraved plates including engraved title. Heartman and Canny, p.69. K. Silverman, Introduction to "New Essays on Poe's Major Tales," Cambridge, 1993. BAL 16137. The first edition of Poe's great tale, "The Pit and the Pendulum," appearing in this Christmas annual, copyright 1842. A second state of this was shortly to appear without date on title page or copyright date. The story of a man's thoughts under sentence of death and amidst his efforts to escape the swings of a razor-like pendulum in a darkened prison room epitomizes Poe's recurrent theme of death and the escape from it or achievement of immortality as he wrestles with notions of man's place in the face of the weakening hold of religion. Inscription on end paper: "Isabella C. Kinkaid/ From her Father/ 1843." Spine worn at head and tail with wear also at corners. Lacks chip from mid-spine. Foxing, as expected. Chip from frontispiece without encroaching on image or text. Final free fly leaf has crease and tear. Else quite Good.
Price: $900.00

8930
Prévost, L'Abbé.- Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du Chevalier des Grieux. Aquarelles by Maurice Berty. Illustrations on Japanese tissue paper, tacked at top edge to mounting page. Paris. Éditions Nilsson. N.D. [ca. 1920's] Pages 204 pp.4to. Bound in heavy "linen" paper, covered with Japanese tissue paper titling, illustrated as internally. First Edition in this format. Collections "Lotus." A beautiful but fragile book production with classic Art Deco illustrations sensually done with intense fantasy. A tale of sensuous ill-fated love. The basis of the great opera, "Manon." Other titles in this series report the issue to be limited to100 copies. The tissue covers to boards and spine are detached, with spine tissue partially lost but illustrated board tissue tucked in. Slight browning of "linen" covers. Else, Very Good with all illustrattions present and very well preserved.
Price: $75.00

8743
[Quincy, Josiah Phillips]. The Author of Lyteria (pseud.).- Charicles: A Dramatic Poem. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1856. Pages 106 pp. + 8 pp. publisher's ads, dated March, 1858.8vo. Half tan calf with marble covered boards and blue coated end papers. A.e. speckled. First Edition. Appleton's Cyclop. Am.Biography. A classic play, in the modern style but patterned after a Greek drama. The subject is the end of the reign of Tiberius in ancient Rome, his excesses and his illnesses and his ultimate demise, despite his then moribund state, at the hands of supporters of his successor, Caligula. The historical features are derived from Suetonius and Caligula is anticipated as a savior from Tiberius's excesses, despite his ultimate behavior (possibly from mental illness). The author is Josiah Phillips Quincy (b. 1829), the grandson of the noted Josiah Quincy, orator, lawyer, Senator from Massachusetts, Mayor of Boston, President of Harvard and abolitionist. Other works by J. P. Quincy include "Lyteria" (1855) and a political essay, "The Protection of Majorities" (1876). Front hinge starting at head. Wear at edges of boards. Abrasion on front free fly leaf. Else, Very Good.
Price: $65.00

8690
Southerne, Tho[mas].- Oroonoko: A Tragedy. The Hague. T. Johnson. 1712. Pages 108 pp.12mo. Later stiff blue paper wraps withblue linen spine. Yellow end papers. First Dutch Edition. Oxford Comp. Eng. Lit., 3rd Ed., pp. 75, 575–6, 739. Mish, Engl. Prose Fiction, p.86. NUC #0762832. Southern's (1659–1746) play on the Noble Savage in Surinam, with a leitmotif of slavery in the West Indies. A plea for the unsophisticated life of freedom, in contrast to the urban restraints of life in London, all echoed by Congreve in his introduction. A very good copy of a late 17th to early 18th Century classic. The play, originally produced in 1695, was based on the novel by Aphra Behn (1640–1689), a dramatist, poet and novelist, born in Surinam and a sometime spy for Charles II. Her novel "Oroonoko," published ca. 1678 (I can find documentation for only the 1688 edition), was the first English philosphical novel dealing with abstract subjects like the notion of "humanity" and was the first expression of sympathy for enslaved and oppressed Blacks. Southerne's other tragedy, "The Fatal Marriage" was also based on a novel by Mrs. Behn. NUC lists only 4 copies of this edition. Browning and some spotting of text. Else, Very Good.
Price: $495.00

8107
Stevens, George Alexander.- A Lecture on Heads, Written by George Alexander Stevens, Esq. with Additions by Mr. Pilon; as Delivered by Mr. Charles Lee Lewis [sic!], at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden, The Royalty Theatre, Well-Close Square, and in Various Parts of Great Britain; Also in the East Indies. to Which Is Added An Essay on Satire. London. William Lane. 1795. Literature Pages 52 pp.6to. Printed paper cover or title page of pamphlet. A New Genuine Edition Corrected. The Public Are Requested to Observe that There Are Several Spurious Editions of This Lecture, Which Are Not Only Inelegant but very Inaccurate. S. Lee, Concise DNB A nonsense lecture.and essay, followed by a bit of whimsical verse. George Alexander Stevens (1710–1784), who lectured widely in England and America, wrote "The History of Tom Fool" as well as "A Lecture on Heads." The latter was published spuriously in 1770, with its first authorized edition in 1785 after having been sold to Charles Lee Lewes (1740–1803, a noted actor at Covent Garden and later at Drury Lane, Edinburgh and Dublin. Lewes was in the first cast of "She Stoops to Conquer" in 1773. Frederick Pilon (1750–88) was an actor in Edinburgh and London and author of clever ephemeral plays Corners bumped, edges tearing. Few stains and spots. trext remarkably good.
Price: $475.00

8836
Stevenson, Robert Louis.- A Lowden Sabbath Morn. New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1898. Pages 125 pp.4to. Dark blue-black publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine and gilt illustration on front cover. T.e.g. First Separate Edition, American issue. Princeton (Gerstley), 35E. Beinecke 453. Pridaux, p.60. An unusual Stevenson's Scottish dialect poem of memory of a Scots Sabbath. Each verse is illustrated by Boyd on heavy paired pages. Originally published unillustrated in "Underwoods" in 1887, this edition, illustrated, was published posthumously with dedication by Boyd to the author. Wear at ends of spine and at corners. Foxed. Erasure on front end paper.Else, Very Good.
Price: $85.00

8672
[Stevenson, Robert Louis].- Pages decorated in overall leaf and animal designs in border The Stevenson Song-Book. Verses from A Child's Garden by Robert Louis Stevenson. With Music by Various Composers. New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1897. Pages 119 pp.Large 4to. Illustrated and decorated paper covered boards. First Edition. Charming item of Stevensoniana. Music by de Koven, Stanford, Gilchrist, Chadwick and Arthur Foote, among others. Minor offsetting on end papers. Ends of spine worn and lacking 1 1/2" chip from head of spine. Corners bumped. Slight soiling of covers with wear at edges. Internally tight and Very Good.
Price: $85.00

8692
Tennyson, Alfred.- The Poetical Works by Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate, etc.. Complete in Two Volumes. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1867. Pages 376, 398 pp.32mo. Blue publisher's cloth with gold titling on spine. A.e.g. Labeled "Ticknor & Co." at tail of spine. Brown coated end papers. First Edition of this Selection. Authorization by Tennyson. Frontispiece portrait of a young Tennyson in Volume I.Blue and Gold Series. A marvelous collection of Tennyson's poems, in this handy and popular format. Includes "The Hesperides" in an Appendix, despite the poet's indifference to the work. Wear at ends of spine and at corners. Soiling of spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

8998
Ward, Lynd.- Madman’s Drum. New York. Jonathan Cape, Harrison Smith. 1930. 8vo. Illustrated paper covered boards, black cloth spine and printed and illustrated paper label. t.e. stained black. First Edition. A Novel in Woodcuts. One of Lynd Ward's greatest creations. Slight wear at ends of spine. and at edges of boards. Darkening of label. Minor offsetting. Else, Very Good.
Price: $195.00

8796
Willis, N[athaniel] Parker.- Sacred Poems. New York. Clark, Austin and Smith. 1860. Pages 256 pp.6to. Elaborate binding of full morocco with sculptured front and back covers, grandly embossed with gilt decoration and imprinted "Willis," front and back. Spine is six paneled with gilt decoration and lettering. Elaborate decorative end papers and paste downs. Very heavy beveled boards. Gilt decorated dentelles inside covers. Red linen internal hinges.. Gloriously sculpted (en bloc) page ends, heavily gilt along all edges. Hand sewn red and yellow silk headbands. Green ribbon page marker bound in. First Edition. Frontispiece engraving of Willis by F. Halpin from a bust by Horatio Greenough, Florence, 1832. Numerous illustrations by wood engavings by Sol Eytinge, H. W. Herrick, F. O, C. Darley, F. A. Chapman, Thomas Nast and many others. Appleton's Cycloped. Am. Biog., VI, 539–40. Willis (1806–67) was a poet, publisher and fluent writer of prose, especially on travel. He was the scion of a line of printers and publishers. His travel writings were sometimes illustrated with engravings by W. H. Bartlett. This grand volume is a collection of his poems, scriptural and affective, which are accompanied by illustrations done by some of the great engravers of the day. Slight wear to leather at edges of spine and boards. Slight warping of covers. Mild foxing of preliminary pages, including frontispiece. All else, Near Fine state of a grand book production.
Price: $275.00

8780
Carroll, Lewis [pseudonym for Charles Dodgson]- Alice in Wonderland. Printed in Gregg Shorthand. New York. The Gregg Publishing Company. 1942. Literature Pages 154 pp.8vo. Green printed wraps, illustrated in red and black First Edition in this format. Illustrated by Thomas May Brink (??). The classic tale of Alice's adventures in Wonderland translated into Gregg shorthand. As New.
Price: $48.00

8590
Defoe, Daniel.- The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, with a Biographical Account of Defoe, Illustrated with Sixteen Characteristic Engravings. Boston. Phillips, Sampson, and Company. 1854. 631 pp. Sixteen wood engravings. 6to. Red embossed publisher's cloth with gilt illustrations on front cover and on spine. Rear cover illustration in the blind. A.e.g. New Edition, Complete. First published in London in 1719, Robinson Crusoe was published in America in numerous editions and formats, beginning in 1774. This edition, handsome, if somewhat shabby, is extensive and complete. Hinges and ends of spine worn . Corners bumped. Illustrations lightly foxed with scattered foxing in text. Moore, Checklist of Defoe, #412. Shipton & Mooney, I, 211–2.
Price: $68.00

8532
Whittier, John Greenleaf.- The Complete Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier. With Numerous Illustrations. Boston. James R. Osgood and Company. 1876. 297 pp. + 6 pp. Publisher's Ads. Numerous engravings and portrait of Whittier before text. 8vo. Decorated brown publisher's cloth with beveled boards and gilt decorated cartouche on spine and front cover. A.e.g. First Edition of Complete Poems to 1876. A handsome volume of the complete poetical works up to 1876 of J. G. Whittier (1807–1892) and his sister, Elizabeth Hussey Whittier (1815–1864). Notes at end of text. The volume includes all of Whittier's anti-slavery poems. Slight wear at corners and at ends of spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

8491
Stevenson, Robert Louis.- A Christmas Sermon. New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1900. 24 pp. 12mo. Green cloth backing and grey paper covered boards. First Separate Edition. Stevenson's reflections on his life and his extensions to all mankind. Breautifully printed by Daniel Berkeley Updike at The Merrymount Press. Interesting dedication on front flyleaf. Corner's bumped and wear at ends ofspine. Final pages roughly cut. Foxing and soiling of gutters. Else, Good. Prideaux, 33.
Price: $38.00

8483
Smith, Albert.- The Natural History of the Gent. New York. D. Appleton & Company. 1847. 104 pp. + 6 pp. Publisher's Ads. Copiously illustrated with comic engravings (likely, John Leech or, possibly, Alfred Crowquill). 12mo. Printed paper wraps. First American Edition. Albert Smith (1816–1860) was an English author and lecturer who, while in medical school, began writing for "Punch." In addition to his humorous writings (which include a series of "Natural Histories"), he wrote stage extravaganzas and entertained at Egyptian Hall. His books have been illustrated by Alfred Crowquill, Leech and "Phiz."This volume satirizes the pretensions and foibles of various types of 19th Century English upper class "Gents." Along the way come some snide comments on "Hebrew" tailors and "Ethiopian" dancers. Despite these failings, the book is clever and to the point quite wittily. In pencil, on rear free fly leaf, is the apocryphal note in hand of a previous owner: "I've argued the pint - a hull hour with Danl Webster and couldnt convince him -- Ah!- Wonderful-". Yellowing of pages. Wear to paper spine, to head, especially with 1–2 cm. loss. Modest staining. Tight sewing and, overall, Very Good. Concise Dict. Natl. Biography. Camb. Biblio. Eng. Lit. III, 509–10. Not in Sadleir.
Price: $135.00

8460
Gilbert, W[illiam] S[chwenk].- The "Bab" Ballads. Much Sound and Little Sense. Philadelphia. Porter & Coates. N.D. 226 pp. With Illustrations by the Author. Small 6to. Green publisher's cloth.on beveled boards, with gilt illustrations and decorations. A.e.g. Blue ribbon place-marker. Fifth Edition, Revised. An outstanding copy of a later American edition of Gilbert's delightfully illustrated verse. The gilt decoration is brilliant. Minimal wear at corners. Ribbon marker detached at head. Else, Fine.
Price: $65.00

8453
Crane, Harte.- The Bridge. A Poem. Introduction by Malcolm Cowley. New York. The Limited Editions Club. 1981. 70 pp. + Colophon. Photographs by Richard Benson. Large 4to. Grey publisher's Cloth with blind lettering on cover and blue lettering on spine. Blue decorated paper covered slip case with linen ends. End papers decorated as on slip case. First Edition, as Such. Copy # 1715 of edition limited to 2000. Signed by R. M. A. Benson. Includes Limited Editions printed insert. A near fine copy of Hart Crane's troubled and troubling masterpiece, a paean to the Brooklyn Bridge and the poet's American synthesis, in an especially attractive edition. Slight soiling of cover and slight wear at top end of slip case., Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

8452
Crowninshield, Ethel.- Robert Louis Stevenson Songs. Springfield, MA. Milton Bradley Company. 1910. 32 pp. Oblate 4to. Brown Linen Spine and Tan Printed Paper Covered Boards. First Edition. Music and words to 20 Stevenson songs. Apparently arranged for children and for use in schools. Rarely seen in its First Edition, especially in this good condition Front hinge starting internally. Corners bumped. Overall, Very Good.
Price: $45.00

8450
Chesterton, G[ilbert] K[eith].- Robert Louis Stevenson. New York. Dodd, Mead & Company. 1928. 211 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth. T.e.g. First American Edition. Chesterton's views on Stevenson, his individuality, his moral stance and his style. Much stems from Chesterton's view of Stevenson as a vagabond adventurer and invalid. Spine slightly faded. Else, Very Good.
Price: $65.00

8442
Stevenson, Robert Louis.- Kidnapped. Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751. London. Cassell and Company Limited. 1894. 311 pp. + 17 pp. Publ. Ads. 8vo. Illustrated Brown Publisher's Cloth with Decorated End Papers. Thirty-Seventh Thousand of the Edition with the W. B. Hole Plates Inserted. With 16 Illustrations by W. B. Hole, A.R.S.A. Folding Map Frontispiece. Advertisements dated 5G 4.94. Publisher's note on reverse of front free end paper dated 31-3.94. Wear at ends and edges of spine.Fading of covers. Mild foxing. Hinges starting internally. Princeton 31F.
Price: $95.00

8438
Millay, Edna St. Vincent.- Renascence and Other Poems. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1917. 73 pp. 8vo. Half Black Cloth andBlue Paper Covered Boards. Printed Paper Label. Later Printing of First Edition. Small chip from paper label. Owner's inscription on end paper. Else, Very Good 20 8428 Levin, Harry.- James Joyce. A Critical Introduction. Norfolk, CT. New Directions Books. 1941. 240 pp. Small 8vo. Grey Publisher's Cloth. Decorated D.J. First Edition. The Makers of Modern Literature. Small chips from D.J., Else Very Good.
Price: $40.00

8417
Stevenson, Robert Louis.- Father Damien. An Open Letter to the Reverend Dr. Hyde of Honolulu. With a Note, Mrs. Stevenson’s Description of the Writing, and Related Passages from Stevenson’s Correspondence. New York. Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1916. 53 pp. Small 8vo. Brown cloth spine and grey paper covered boards. First Edition A defense of Father Damien, who had gone to Molokai in Hawaii tosupport the lepers. Damien had been attacked by Rev. Hyde, according to Stevenson, in an act of religious bigotry and jealousy. The impassioned defense by Stevenson of an admittedly faulted hero came after Stevenson's visit to the leper colony in 1889, just after the death of Father Damien. Later, Stevenson felt that his criticism of Rev. Hyde was a bit too harsh, though his opinion of Damien remained high. Slight wear at ends of spine and at corners. A few pages carelessly opened. Else, Very Good. Princeton Collection, Part I, 44H
Price: $55.00

8409
Hughes, Richard.- A High Wind in Jamaica. In "Life and Letters", Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Vol. III. No. 15. August, 1929. London. Life and Letters. 1929. 242 pp. 8vo. Printed paper wraps, as issued. First Edition. The very first appearance of "High Wind in Jamaica." The whole issue of "Life and Letters" is dedicated to this masterpiece and an accompanying editorial. The only omission from the book as subsequently published by Chatto & Windus are a few pages containing minor episodes of the text, judged by MacCarthy not to interrupt the flow of the narrative. Soiling of covers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $250.00

8398
Cheney, Edna D. (Editor).- Louisa May Alcott. Her Life, Letters, and Journals. London. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Limited. 1890. 404 pp. Illustrated. Portrait Frontispiece. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt lettering. Second English Edition. The quasi-biography of Louisa May Alcott by her contemporary, Edna Cheney. Long considered the main source of information on Alcott, until the contemporary revisions by Stern, chiefly. Still the main source of that information, personal and engaged, which only a contemporary view can provide. Owner's signature: "Lucy Maud Firth / Christmas 1891" Slight wear at end of spine. corners bumped. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

8393
Magee, David.- The Buccaneers. A Grove Play Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island . The Fifty-Ninth Grove Play of the Bohemian Club as Performed by Its Members in the Bohemian Grove on the Night of July 31, 1964. Privately Published for the Bohemian Club by the Grabhorn Press. 1964. 64 pp. + 2 folding page Catalogue of Past Grove Plays. 8vo. Black Cloth Covered Spine with Printed Paper Label and Decorated Paper Covered Boards. Plain Paper D.J. First Edition. One of 2250 copies. A nice production of the Grabhorn Press of San Francisco. Very freely based on Stevenson's "Treasure Island." Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Spine of D.J. fading. Else, Very Good.
Price: $35.00

8379
Emerson, R[alph] W[aldo].- Representative Men: Seven Lectures. Boston. Phillips, Sampson and Company. 1850. 285 pp. + Publisher's Ads. 6to. Brown Publisher's Cloth/ First Edition. A collection of some of Emerson's most interesting lectures, including the one on Swedenborg and Mysticism. Overall conforms to First Edition, First Printing in bulking of sheets and binding. It does, however, contain a 2pp. publisher's advertising supplement, as recorded for second printing; this is printed in black. No ads in blue on end papers, as called for by Myerson for some versions of second printing. Wear at ends of spine. Shaken. Pencilled notations ( probably by previous owner, George A. Gray, some with commentary on Buddhist thought). Else, Very Good. BAL 5219, Cooke p. 102, Myerson A22.1.a and A22.1.b.
Price: $175.00

8353
Orel, Harold (Editor).- Gilbert & Sullivan. Interviews and Recollections. Iowa City. University of Iowa Press. 1994. 214 pp. 8vo. Black Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Titling. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. Fascinating reminiscences by G & S and those who knew and experienced them. As New.
Price: $38.00

8351
Macgowan, Kenneth and Jones, Robert Edmond.- Continental Stagecraft. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company. 1922. 233 pp. Numerous illustrations in color and in half-tone. 4to. Blue Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Titling and Ruling. T.E.G. Edges untrimmed. First Edition. A wonderful book on stagecraft and theatrical design and presentation. Extraordinary illustrations in an almost abstract expressionist mode, calling to mind the German expressionist film of this period, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari." The text is very informative and conceptual, as well as graceful and historical. Gilt rubbed from spine with slight wear at head and tail. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

8346
Balfour. Graham.- The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson. New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1915. 364 pp. 8vo. Red Publisher's Cloth. Abridged Edition, Revised and Illustrated. First Edition, as Such. An interesting biography of Stevenson, by his cousin who lived with him at Vailima for the last 2 1/2 years of his life and knew him intimately. A wonderful photograph frontispiece of Stevenson. Slight fading and staining of covers. Minimal wear at head and tail of spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $42.00

8338
Evans, Mary (pseud.: George Eliot).- George Eliot's Works. Nine Volumes. New York. Harper & Brothers. N.D. Green Publisher's Cloth. Edges Gilt. Facsimile Signature on Front Covers. A nice late19th Century set, tight and clean, including Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Felix Holt, Scenes of Clerical Life/Silas Marner, Romola, Middlemarch (2 Volumes), Impressions of Theophrastus Such, and Essays/Leaves from a Note-Book. Slight wear at ends of spine. Few small spots on cover. Pages browning. Small owner's bookplate on front pastedowns. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

8336
Thackeray, William Makepeace.- The Christmas Books of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh. Mrs. Perkins’s Ball. Our Street. Dr. Birch and His Young Friends. Rebecca and Rowena, a Romance upon Romance. The Kickleburys on the Rhine. London. Smith, Elder and Co. 1886 217 pp. 8vo. Decorated Green Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Titling. Edges Gilt. Volume XIII of Twenty-Six Volume Set of Works. Illustrated by Thackeray and by Richard Doyle. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray. Wear at ends and edges of spine. Corners worn. Slightly shaken. Else, Very Good.
Price: $48.00

8335
Stevenson, Robert Louis.- Kidnapped. Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751. New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1907. 324 pp. Illustrations signed W. Hole. Frontispiece, Fold-Out Map and 8 Plates. Map by Gray Litho. Co., NY. 8vo. Green Publisher's Cloth. T.E.G. Gilt Lettering & Decoration. Early Scribner's Reprint (Second Edition). A nice copy of an early Scribner's reissue of this great 1886 Stevenson item. Sl. wear to ends of spine. A few signatures opened roughly. Gilt very bright. Else, Very Good.
Price: $30.00

8334
Shaw, [George] Bernard.- The Adventures of The Black Girl in Her Search for God. New York. Dodd, Mead & Company. 1933. 75 pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Black Publisher's Cloth. Illustrated D.J. First Amerrican Edition. Designed and Engraved by John Farleigh. Printed by Vail-Ballou Press. Shaw's digression from the theatre to explore the existence of God and His/Her/ limits as defined by the history of the literary bible. The book is a lovely production. Small chips from and closed tears in D.J. Ex libris with few markings. Else, Very Good.
Price: $100.00

8322
Harte, [Francis] Bret.- Poems. Boston. Fields, Osgood, & Co. 1871. 152 pp. 12mo. Purple publisher's cloth with embossed stars. Beveled boards. Gilt signature of Harte on front cover with signature in blind on rear cover. First Edition, First Variant. A generally very good copy of the first edition of Harte's poems. Includes the July, 1870 poem, "Dickens in Camp," celebrating the author of "Little Nell" within a month of Dickens' death. Fading of spine and front cover. Wear at head and tail of spine and at corners. Slightly shaken. Else, Very Good. BAL 7253
Price: $145.00

8315
Emerson, R[alph] W[aldo].- Nature. Addresses and Lectures. Boston. James Munroe and Company. 1849. 383 pp. + Publ. Ads. 8vo. Brown publisher's cloth with gilt lettering on spine First Edition. Binding variant A. Two clusters of Publisher's Ads, both dated Sept., 1849. This collection of essays by Emerson includes the first American republication of his famous address, "The American Scholar," since the original separate publications of 1837 and 1838. It is his first collection of essays and includes, besides"The American Scholar," "Nature," "The Conservative," "Literary Ethics" and "The Transcendentalist." Wear at ends of spine and at corners. Covers spotted. Browning of margins of pages. Else, Good. BAL 5218. Cooke, p.97.
Price: $275.00

8294
Hatch, Grace Edith (Owner & Compiler).- Theatre Record and Scrap Book. Boston. Chas. A. Burkhardt. 1901–1906. 80 Leaves. Heavily illustrated. 8vo. Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Lettering. Unique Item. A scrapbook of the theatre mostly in the environs of Boston in the period from September, 1901 to February 1906. The blank volume was published by Burkhardt in 1891. The owner, according to the dated signature on the front free flyleaf was Grace Edith Hatch, who recorded each theatrical visit in the period, by listing the play and principal artist, the theatrical venue, the date, her companions for the visit, etc. Pasted in , in each case, are the ticket stub (in most cases), photogravure illustrations of the star and/or illustrations of the action and the program, trimmed to fit the page. Each theatrical visit takes up approximately one leaf. Consequently this is a handsome record of the theatrical life of Boston with about 80 instances recorded. A detailed index is recorded alphabetically and holographically at the front. Among the many actors seen are Maude Adams, Ethel Barrymore, Mary Mannering, Frank Daniels, Lionel Barrymore, Lillian Russell, Anna Held, Leslie Carter, John Drew, Templar Saxe, Margaret Wycherly, William Gillette, Weber & Fields, et al. Among the plays, performances and operas seen are "Quality Street" by J. M. Barrie, "David Harum" with William H. Crane, "Lohengrin" with Mme. Schumann Heink and Edward De Reszke (Conducted by Walter Damrosch), a concert of Mascagni arias conducted by Mascagni, piano recitals by Harold Bauer, the Kneisel Quartet, "Aida" with Louise Homer and Mme. Gadski , Wagner concert by the New York Philharmonic under Damrosch with Mme. Nordica, the Lew Dockstader Minstrel Show, Emma Calvé as Carmen, "Mrs. Wiggs of The Cabbage Patch" with Madge Cook and Mabel Taliaferro, operettas by Victor Herbert, "The Rogers Brothers in Harvard" and "The Sleeping Beauty and the Beast" by J. Cheever Goodwin (the librettist for "Evangeline"). Warner Oland, later the best cinematic "CharlieChan," appears in 1903 as Captain Cavalli in "The Eternal City" with music by Mascagni. Also in 1903 was a performance of "The Wizard of Oz" in Boston with Anna Laughlin as Dorothy, Arthur Hill as the Cowardly Lion, David C. Montgomery as the Tin Woodsman and Stephen Maley as Sir Wiley Gyle. An extraordinary compilation. Moderate Wear to Spine and Corners. Front hinge starting internally. Else Very Good.
Price: $750.00

8285
Wauters, A. J.- Stanley's Emin Pasha Expedition. Philadelphia. J. B. Lippincott Company. 1890. 369 pp. With Map, Thirty-three Portraits and Illustrations. 8vo. Brown Publisher's Cloth with large Gilt Scenic Illustration on Cover and Gilt Titling. First American Edition. Folding Map of Central Africa in Color following Text. In 1883, the explorations of Europeans to discover the routes of rivers and water movements in Central Africa were halted by rebellion in the Sudan and the inability of the Khedive to keep order. European military units were cut off in fierce and bloody engagements with the hordes of Arabs and Blacks constituting the troops of the Mahdi. Britain, after long procrastination was forced to act. Access to the southern routes was blocked, the Nile in the possession of the Mahdi, the Masai and Ugandans blocking the East and South. For the fifth time Britain called on Henry Stanley to the salvation of Central Africa and the rescue of the entrapped Europeans. This is the story of their rescue by Stanley and return to Zanzibar. A truly scarce item. Small spots on covers. Wear at ends of spine and at corners. Else, Very Good.
Price: $195.00

8266
Gilbert, W. S.- Patience or Bunthorne's Bride. A Comic Opera. In Two Acts. Music by Arthur Sullivan. N.P. J. M. Stoddart. 1881. 42 pp. 8vo. Printed Paper Wraps. First American Edition. What appears to be the First American edition of the Libretto for Patience. This opera had opened April 23, 1881 at the Opéra Comique in London and later transferred to the Savoy Theatre for the opening of this new venue created by Richard D'Oyly Carte to house the Gilbert & Sullivan productions. This likely First American libretto has some of the changes introduced after the very first opening night libretto in London ("Love feeds on hope ['love'] in the opening aria of Angela and correction of the purposeful typos of 'Algernon' for 'Archibald'), but has persistence of the double length verses of the Ensemble – Tutti at the end of Act I. These verses had been shortened after opening night. Also persisting is the "Threepenny-bus young man" of the early editions in Grosvenor's Act II aria. Soiling of Covers. Small piece of pp.35/36 lacking, barely encroaching on Text. Else, Very Good. Reginald Allen, The First Night Gilbert & Sullivan, Heritage Press (1958), p.166.
Price: $175.00

8261
Doyle, Arthur Conan.- The Vital Message. New York. George H. Doran Company. 1919. 164 pp. 8vo. Green Publisher's Cloth. T.E.G. First American Edition, Second Issue. Doyle's second book on spiritualism. Contains his early thoughts on spirit photography (his monograph on this was not published until 1922). The second issue of this First American Edition ran to 164 pp. due to the addition of a fourth appendix. Cover fading and spine soiled with mild wear at ends of spine and corners. Else, Very Good.
Price: $110.00

8232
Knightley, Phillip and Simpson, Colin.- The Secret Lives of Lawrence of Arabia. New York. McGraw-Hill Book Company. 1970. 333 pp. 8vo. Black Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Decoration. D.J. First American Edition. Clements writes that this book's source material makes it very important in the Lawrence canon. New material from the Bodleian Library and the Public Records Office explain Lawrence's original involvement in the Arab revolt and the subsequent betrayal of the promises to the Arabs. Very Good. Clements: T. E. Lawrence, a reader's guide.
Price: $30.00

8231
Le Corbeau, Adrien.- The Forest Giant. Translated from the French by J. H. Ross [T. E. Lawrence]. Garden City, NY. Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1936. 159 pp. Illustrated with Woodcuts by Agnes Miller Parker. Small 8vo. Green Publisher's Cloth with Titling on the Spine.Green Illustrated D.J. First Illustrated American Edition. This monologue by Le Corbeau on life, love, aging and death was freely translated by Lawrence in 1924 and published under his pseudonym, J. H. Ross, under which name he had enlisted in the RAF. His identity was discovered and broadcast by the media of the day and Lawrence then resigned from the RAF, enlisted in the Tank Corps and later changed his name legally to T. E. Shaw. This is the First Illustrated American Edition. Charming Bookplate of Frances M. McAdams D.J. shows wear along edges with small chips and tears. Damp stain at foot of front cover of D.J. has bled slightly to book cover. Else Very Good. Pages Uncut. Bookshop stamps on rear free flyleaf.
Price: $115.00

8209
Alcott, Louisa M[ay].- Nelly's Hospital, in "Our Young Folks. An Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls." Volume I, No. IV, pp. 267–277, 1865. Edited by J. T. Trowbridge, Gail Hamilton, and Lucy Larcom. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1865. Illustrated. 8vo. Bound Volume in Half Leather and Cloth Covered Boards, with Gilt Decoration and Titling. First Edition. A charming story about a little girl who wants to be a nurse and learns compassion by caring for wounded birds and other creatures, a story no doubt engendered by Alcott's earlier (and not too happy) experience as a Civil War nurse under the supervision of Dorothea Dix in Washington, at the Union Hotel Hospital. "Nelly's Hospital" was later distributed in pamphlet form by the U. S. Sanitary Commission, which Alcott supported in its work in providing care to the Civil War wounded. It is also an important publication in revealing Alcott's confidence in the ability of women to undertake independent action for social good when encouraged and given the opportunity. This story was a strike for women's liberation and action. The volume contains other stories, etc. by Harriet Beecher Stowe, John G. Whittier, L. Maria Child, and others. Poem by Longfellow. The entire "The Cruise of the Leopold" in three parts by Oliver Optic. Wood engravings by Thomas Nast (p. 568), Augustus Hoppin (p.534 and p. 771). Bookplate of W. G. Boardman of Hartford, CT on front pastedown. Wear at edges of leather. Front hinge starting internally. Else, Very Good. See: BAL 150.
Price: $350.00

8207
Whittier, John G.- Literary Recreations and Miscellanies. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1854. 431 pp. + 8 pp. Publ. Ads. Extra illustrations pasted in. 8vo. Publisher's cloth. First Edition. One of 1500 copies. Most of the chapters were originally published as newspaper articles. several articles on slavery; a discussion of O. W. Holmes's wit; Blacks in the American Revolution; etc. This copy is unusual in that a previous owner has tipped in neatly a number of illustrations appropriate to the adjacent chapter. Also present are the September, 1854 publisher's ads. Wear at head and tail of spine and at corners. Mild foxing. Else, Good. BAL 21786.
Price: $85.00

8172
Thackeray, William Makepeace.- A Collection of Letters of W. M. Thackeray. 1847-1855. With Portraits and Reproductions of Letters and Drawings. Selected by Mrs. Brookfield with the Assistance of James Russell Lowell. New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1887. 189 pp. Profusely illustrated. Large 8vo. Green publisher's cloth with gilt lettering First Edition. (British Edition published by Smith, Elder from stereotypes of the plates of this American Edition). A fine edition of Thackeray letters with his own drawings and illustrations. Ends of spine and corners worn. Slightly shaken. Else, Very Good.
Price: $150.00

8127
Wilde, Oscar.- The Portrait of Mr W. H., as Written by Oscar Wilde. Some Time after the Publication of His Essay, of the Same Title, and Now First Printed from the Original Enlarged Manuscript Which for Twenty-Six Years Has Been Lost to the World. New York. Mitchell Kennerley. 1921. 133 pp. Frontispiece Facsimile of Manuscript Page. 8vo. Black Publisher's Cloth. First Edition, Limited Edition: Copy No. 482 of 1000 Copies. Limited Edition of New Publication of Oscar Wilde's Manuscript on the Dedicatee of Shakespeare's Sonnets. Modest Cover Wear and Browning of End Papers. Else,Very Good.
Price: $100.00

8105
Sigourney, Mrs. [Lydia Howard Huntley].- Sketches. Philadelphia Key & Biddle 1834. 216 pp. + Publisher's Ads. 6to. Publisher's Cloth. First Edition. Frontispiece engraving after painting by Grenier. Engraved by W. E. Tucker. Sigourney (1791–1865) was a Connecticut poet and essayist, conventional and imitative, but very popular in her day. Known as "the sweet singer of Hartford," she was among the first American women to make a career of literature. "She was the author of some 67 books whose theme, for the most part was death (Concise DAB)." This volume, except for some words on Huguenots, does not stray far from the norm. Foxing. Lacks front free endpapers. Frontispiece loose. Slight chipping of spine. Else, Good. Wright I, #2397. Adams, Dict. Am. Authors. Concise DAB.
Price: $75.00

8100
Tabachnick, Stephen E. (Editor)- Explorations in Arabia Deserta. Athens, GA University of Georgia Press. 1987. 275 pp. 8vo. Red Publisher's Cloth. First Edition. A detailed look at and assessment of Doughty's "Arabia Deserta," a book so intimately related to T. E. Lawrence, his life and his work. Lawrence participated in the republication of Doughty's magnum opus in 1921, also writing the Introduction to it. The first English edition had appeared in 1888. There is an appended bibliography of the known editions of "Arabia Deserta." As New.
Price: $85.00

8085
Brontë, Charlotte [pseud.: Currer Bell].- Villette. In Two Volumes. Leipzig. Bernhard Tauchnitz. 1853. 352, 372 pp. Small 8vo. Half Morocco and Marbled Boards, with Marbled End Papers. Copyright Edition (First Continental Edition). Collectionof British Authors, Vol. CCLVI. BookPlate of Louis Comfort Tiffany in Each Volume. Very Good.
Price: $300.00

8082
Poe, Edgar Allan.- The Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe with Biographical Essay by John H. Ingram and Twenty Original Etchings, Five Photogravures and a New Etched Portrait. Six Volumes. Philadelphia. George Barrie & Son. N.D. [? 1900] Portrait Frontispiece, Volume VI, by F. Chifflart. 8vo. Red Publisher's Cloth with Paper Labels. Holland Paper, Library Edition. Copy No. 97 of 500 Copies. Numerous Illustrations by Herpin, Ferat, Wögel, Abot, Meyer, Laurens, Meaulle Owner's Signature and Bookplate: Mary E. Guffrey, April 13, 1900. Tucked into Volume II is an envelope dated Feb 10, 1901, addressed to owner in Pittsburgh and stamped with the then-current 2¢ Carmine of George Washington. Minor foxing of End Papers. Pages untrimmed. Some pages uncut. Spines lightly faded. Abrasions on covers of Volume V. A beautiful set of Poe, grandly printed and illustrated.
Price: $1,000.00

8055
Anonymous.- The Atlantic Monthly Supplement. The Holmes Breakfast. In The Atlantic Monthly. A Magazine of Literature, Science, Art, and politics. Volume XLV, 1880 Boston. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1880. 24 pp. 8vo. Half Blue Morocco with Marbled Boards and End Papers.Marbled Edges. Binder's Mark: Bound by McDonnell Bros., Chicago. First Edition. A 24 pp. supplement on the December 3, 1879 Breakfast in honor of the 70th Birthday of Oliver Wendell Holmes, with full proceedings, including the guest list, seating, speeches, poems, etc. Charming are Mark Twain's remarks on his plagiarism from Holmes. Other articles include: Twain ("A Telephonic Conversation"), Poems by Holmes, Longfellow, Whittier. Binding Scuffed.Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

8051
Trollope, Anthony.- "The Courtship of Susan Bell," in Harpers New Monthly Magazine, Volume XXI, June to November, 1860, pp. 366–378. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1860. 13 pp. 8vo. Bound Volume. Half Calf and Cloth Covered Boards. First Edition. Other articles include Thackeray ("The Four Georges," complete; final installments of "Lovel the Widower"), Lossing (Caaptain John Smith), John Ruskin ("Unto This Last"). Label of H. M. Beebe. Covers scuffed.Front hinge repaired Internally with tape. Pages browned. Else, Good.
Price: $55.00

8045
James, Henry.- The Wings of the Dove. 2 Volumes. New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1902. 329, 439 pp. Light Brown Publisher's Cloth. First Edition. A nice copy of James's later novel, completed after, but published before "The Ambassadors." Recently made into a movie. Wear at Head and Tail of Spine of Volume I. Slight Soiling of Covers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $450.00

8036
Brown, Malcolm (Editor).- T. E. Lawrence. The Selected Letters. New York. W. W. Norton & Company. 1989. 568 pp. 8vo. Publisher's Cloth. D.J. First American Edition. Letters of Lawrence, not all in Garnett. Corner Bumped. Else, Fine.
Price: $45.00

8034
Stevenson, Robert Louis.- Ticonderoga. A Legend of the West Highlands. New York. Fort Ticonderoga Museum. 1947. 28 pp. Frontispiece Portrait of Stevenson. Blue Publisher's Cloth. Reprint Edition. First published in December, 1887 in Scribner's Magazine. A poetic celebration of the fall of a Scotsman of the Black Watch at the Battle of Ticonderoga in the French and Indian War,1758. The death was traced back to an omen from an earlier battle in the West Highland region of Scotland. Some spotting. Else, Very Good.
Price: $40.00

8024
Lauvrière, Émile.- Edgar Poe, Sa Vie et Son Œuvre. Étude de Psychologie Pathologique. Paris. Félix Alcan, Ancienne Librairie Germer Baillière et Cie. 1904. 732 pp. 8vo. Quarter Morocco with Marbled Boards and Marbled End Papers. Ribbon Place Marker. First Edition. A detailed biography and critical evaluation by a French scholar of Poe. Some underlinings and marginal notations (French and English, in same hand) in pencil. Very Good.
Price: $200.00

8023
Stevenson, Robert Louis.- Underwoods. London. Chatto & Windus. 1900. 138 pp. 8vo. Blue Publisher's Cloth. Eleventh Edition. Poems in English and in Scots, originally published in 1887. Bookplate and signature of James B. Pond. Near Fine. Prideaux 23.
Price: $32.00

8021
Ford, Ford Madox.- The Rash Act. A Novel. New York. Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc. 1933. 380 pp. 8vo. Tan Publisher's Cloth. First Edition. Some Staining of Spine and End Papers. No D.J. Else, Very Good.
Price: $65.00

8014
Gilbert, W. S., and Sullivan, Arthur.- An Entirely New and Original Japanese Opera. In Two Acts, Entitled, The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu. New York. Wm. A. Pond & Co. 1885. 48 pp. 8vo. Grey Printed Paper Wraps. First American Edition. Authorized Copyright Edition of the libretto. Owner's signature, "H. V. Benton," on cover. "The Mikado" was first presented on March 14, 1885 at the Savoy Theatre in London and on August 19, 1885 at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York, both under the management of Richard D'Oyly Carte, who held all performance rights. The cast is listed here as comprising, among others, F. Frederici as the Mikado, C. Pounds as Nanki-Poo, G. Thorne as Ko-Ko and F. Billington as Pooh-Bah. Tear across lower portion of titlepage, but all present. Slight soiling. Else, Very Good. 150
Price: $150.00

6180
Alcott, Louisa M. Jo’s Boys, and How They Turned Out. A Sequel to “Little Men” Boston Roberts Brothers 1886 First Edition Blank Front Fly Leaf Clipped.First Edition, First State. BAL 211; Gulliver p51; M. Johnson (Blanck) p14
Price: $200.00

6181
Alcott, Louisa M. Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo’s Boys. Boston Roberts Brothers 1871 First Edition First Edition, First State. Note Signature Mark “1”. BAL 167; Gulliver 35; M. Johnson IV p.13.
Price: $275.00

6191
Alcott, Louisa May Moods. Boston Loring 1864 First Illustrated Edition Wood Engravings by Merrill and by John Andrew-son. LMA’s First Novel. Gulliver pp 22-3. Johnson IV p12. Earliest Copyright Date.
Price: $150.00

6207
Aldington, Richard.- Lawrence of Arabia. A Biographical Enquiry. Chicago. Henry Regnery Company. 1955. 448 pp. 8vo. Blur Publisher's Cloth. First Edition. A very controversial view of Lawrence. The author ascribes self-aggrandizing and self-promoting behaviors to the legendary hero of the Arab war. Sl browning of end papers. Corners bumped. Else, Very Good.
Price: $28.00

6209
Alger, Horatio, Jr. Nelson the Newsboy. Or Afloat in New York Winfield, Arthur New York The Mershon Company 1901 First Edition Gardner 441
Price: $150.00

6212
Alger, Jr., Horatio Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks Boston A. K. Loring 1868 First Edition Ragged Dick Series. Rebacked with Original Back Laid Down
Price: $900.00

5896
Ambler, Eric.- A Coffin for Dimitrios. New York. Alfred A Knopf. 1939. First American.Edition. In England: “The Mask of Dimitrios.” An "HQ Cornerstone" Title.
Price: $45.00

6282
Auden, Wystan Hugh Vàlogatott Versei Hungary Kozmosz Könyvek 1980 First Edition Hungarian Edition of Selected Poems of W.H. Auden
Price: $85.00

6304
Barrie, J. M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. New York . Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1935. 126 pp. Gilt Decorated Green Publisher's Cloth with Rackham Illustration Pasted onto Front Cover. Second American Edition Illustrated by Arthur Rackham Darkening of Spine with Wear to Head and Tail ;Some Fading of Covers. Otherwise Very Good. Illustrations Very Good.
Price: $60.00

6305
Barrow, Sir John.- Voyages of Discovery and Research within the Arctic Regions, from the Year 1818 to the Present Time: under the Command of the Several Naval Officers Employed by Sea and Land in Search of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; with Two Attempts to Reach the North Pole. Abridged and Arranged from the Official Narratives, with Occasional Remarks. London. John Murray. 1846. 530 pp. Portrait Frontispiece. 8vo. Half Calf with 5 Cords; Marbled Boards and End Papers. All Edges Marbled. First Edition. Lacks General Polar Map (One of Two Maps). Edges and Hinges Moderately Abraided. Mild Foxing of End Papers and Preliminary Pages. Otherwise, Very Good.
Price: $225.00

7915
Bartlett, W. H.- Jerusalem Revisited. London. Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co. 1855. 202 pp. Illustrated with Engravings and Woodcuts. Folding Frontispiece. 8vo. Half Morocco with Marbled Boards and End Papers. First Edition. W. H. Bartlett Illustrations. Engravers Listed for Each Illustration. Ex Libris. Bartlett Died Just before Publication of This, His Last Work. Leather Scuffed, Especially at Ends of Spine and Corners. Tissue Guards Intact. Foxing of Frontispiece and Occasional Browning.Bookplate Removed from Front pastedown. Few Library Markings. Text and illustrations Very Good.
Price: $750.00

6314
Belcher, Lady. - The Mutineers of the Bounty and Their Descendants in Pitcairn and Norfolk Islands. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1871. 377 pp. + 6 pp. Ads. at Rear. Frontispiece and Illustrations. 12mo. Red Publisher's Cloth. First American Edition. Illustrated by Beechey, Becher, Heywood et al. Map and Illustrations. It Collates Perfectly. Lady Belcher Had Access to Diaries of Participants and Documents from Her Step-Family and Friends.. Wear to Edges of Spine. Otherwise Very Good, Indeed.
Price: $175.00

6315
Bell, Currer [Charlotte Brontë].- The Professor. A Tale. New York. Harper & Brothers, Publishers. 1861. First American Edition. ? 3rd Impression of First American Edition. See Smith, pp. 172-3. Identical to 2nd (?) Impression of 1859 except for Ads at Rear. In Turn Identical to First AmericanEdition of 1857 except for Ads, Date on Title Page and Preliminary Page, Now with Ads. Lacks Period after Headliner on PP. 66, 311 as Called for by Smith in First Am. Edition. Lacks FF Flyleaf. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Front Hinge Weak.
Price: $200.00

6334
Beskow, Elsa. Herr Peter. Bilderbok. Stockholm. Albert Bonniers Förlag. 1949. Illustrated Paper Covered Boards with Cloth Spine. First Edition. illustrated by Elsa Beskow. Children’s Picture Book . Colorful. Verse Story in Swedish. A Very Good Example of Scandinavian Children's Book Design and Contents. Edge and Rear Cover Water Stained. Boards Warping and Bumped. Text and Illustrations Very Good.
Price: $75.00

6337
Bierce, Ambrose In The Midst of Life. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians. New York The Modern Library 1927 First Edition as Such. First Modern Library Edition.
Price: $50.00

6340
Birrell, Augustine.- Life of Charlotte Brontë. Bibliography by John P. Anderson (British Museum). London. Walter Scott. 1887. 186 pp. + vii pp. Bibliography + Publisher's Ads. Small 8vo. Red Publishers Cloth. First Edition. An early brief biography with new material (not in Gaskell) on Rev. Patrick Brontë. A vey uncommon title.
Price: $75.00

8603
[Broadside] [Gilbert, W. S., and Sullivan, A.].- Independence Hall. Cor. Norfolk and Harvard Streets, Cambridgeport. Wednesday Evening, June 4, '79. Extraordinary Attraction in Aid of the Poor of St. Mary's Parish. The "Independent" Pinafore Combination. Introducing a Number of Well-Known Ladies and Gentlemen Who Have Kindly Volunteered Their Services. The Jolliest Crew Afloat. In Gilbert and Sullivan's Famous Comic Opera, Witnessed by Over a Million People in Boston during the Last Three Months. The Sparkling, Festive, and Famous New Musical Absurdity. H. M. S. Pinafore or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor........ Boston. Independence Hall of Cambridgeport. 1879. 1 p. 5 1/8" W x 12 " H First Edition. Closely trimmed edges. Slightly browned. Crisp lettering. Three names lettered in by hand beside cast leads, perhaps understudies. Else, Very Good.
Price: $150.00

7769
Commanville, Caroline.- Souvenirs sur Gustave Flaubert. Paris. A. Ferroud. 1895. 92 pp. Frontispiece Portrait and Illustrations by the Author. Half-Morocco with Marbled Boards. Gilt Decorations. First Edition. Frontispiece Engraved by Champollion. Beautiful Border Engravings Surround the Text on Each Page. A Reminiscence by the Niece of Flaubert, Originally Published in 1887 as a Preface to the Publication of Flaubert's Correspondence, Reissued Here in a Special Edition with Her Engravings, Dedicated to Her Friends. One of 500 Copies. Bound with Original Vellum Wrapper. A Grand Statement. In French, as Published. Bookplate of James Hazen Hyde and Label of the French Institute in the United States. Ex Libris. Library Labels and Markings. Wear to Hinges Externally.
Price: $200.00

8615
Dodgson, Charles L. (pseud. : Lewis Carroll).- Alice's Adventures under Ground. A Facsimile of the Original Lewis Carroll Manuscript. Ann Arbor, MI. University Microfilms, Inc. 1964. 47 pp. Illustrated by Lewis Carroll. 8vo. Decorated light blue publisher's cloth with acetate D.J., in original slipcase covered in same blue cloth. First Edition, in this format. In 1864, Charles Dodgson wrote a story for the entertainment of Alice Liddell. This story, of which this is the facsimile of Dodgson's manuscript grew into the masterpiece work, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." The manuscript was presented by Dodgson to Alice Liddell, whose sold it at auction in 1928 to A. S. W. Rosenbach. It was ultimately presented by a group of generous donors (including Lessing Rosenwald and A. S. W. Rosenbach) organized by Luther Evans, to The British Museum, but not before this facsimile was created. The gift was made in honor of the efforts of the British nation in World War II. As New.
Price: $38.00

5958
Doyle, A. Conan.- Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1892 307 pp. + 4 pp. Publ. Ads. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Decorated Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Lettering. First American Edition (2nd or Later Issue, with "if he had" on p. 65, l. 4). This copy has all the marks of the 2nd Issue of the First Edition. Only the First Issue bore the publication date, 1892, on the title page. However, it also has 4 undated pp. of publisher's ads bound in at rear. These include an ad for "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes," which was not published by Harper's until 1894. Likely, then, this copy was from a later issue of the First Edition in the original binding. Because of the fragility of the binding, this book is seldom found in very desirable condition. Among the Sherlock Holmes classics here are "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Red-Headed League," "The Five Orange Pips, " and "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches." Ex libris. The library mark is unobtrusive.Some fraying at spine ends and corners. Lacks two illustrations of the 16 recorded. Stain on covers and early signatures.
Price: $95.00

6557
Dreiser, Theodore.- The Color of A Great City. New York. Boni and Liveright. 1923. 283 pp. Illustrated by C. B. Falls. 8vo. Illustrated Black Publisher's Cloth. First Edition. Impressions of New York City ca. 1900. Very Good.
Price: $110.00

6569
Edmonds, Charles [Charles Edmund Carrington].- T. E. Lawrence. London. Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd. 1938. 192 pp. Small 8vo. Grey Publisher's Cloth. Reprint of First Edition in This Format. First published in1935. This edition published March, 1938 and reprinted the same month. A popular view of Lawrence based on his own handouts. Edmonds is a pseudonym for Charles Edmund Carrington. Some foxing of early pages and browning of end papers. Else, Very Good. Clements:T. E. Lawrence, a reader's guide.
Price: $25.00

6584
Emerson, R.[alph] W.[aldo].- Poems. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1865. First Edition. Myerson A18.3; BAL 5371; Cooke p.89. Publisher’s Monogram Edition. Publisher’s Blue Cloth. 16mo
Price: $275.00

6575
Evans, Mary (pseud.: George Eliot).- Romola. New York. Harper & Bros. 1863. First American Edition. Illustrated.
Price: $150.00

6577
Evans, Mary (pseud.: George Eliot).- The Spanish Gypsy. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1868. 287 pp. 12mo. Green Publisher's Cloth. First American Edition. Author’s Edition, from Advance Sheets. Ex Libris.
Price: $85.00

6595
Ewers, Hanns Heinz.- Edgar Allan Poe. Translated by Adéle Lewisohn. New York. B. W. Huebsch. 1917. 55 pp. Small 8vo. Paper Covered Boards. First Edition. First edition in English of an important work on Poe by the great German fantasy writer. Ewers lived for time in India and found the occult and the spiritual to be our real selves.The German edition was published in 1905. Fridolf Johnson’s Copy Wear at hinges. Chips from paper spine Else, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

6599
Ferber, Edna Roast Beef Medium. The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney. New York Frederick A. Stokes Company 1913 First Edition Twenty-Seven Illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg.
Price: $45.00

8576
Fitzgibbon, Russell H.- The Agatha Christie Companion. Bowling Green, OH. Bowling Green State University Popular Press. 1980. 178 pp. 8vo. Decorated red publisher's cloth. Decorated D.J. First Edition. Very Good.
Price: $35.00

8292
Gilbert, W. S. and Sullivan, Arthur.- Iolanthe or The Peer or the Peri, An Entirely Original Fairy Opera Written by W. S. Gilbert. Composed by Arthur Sullivan. Authors of "Patience," " The Pirates of Penzance," "Pinafore," etc., etc. In Two Acts. Arranged from the Full Score by Berthold Tours for the Piano-Forte. N.P. (?Philadelphia). J. M. Stoddart & Co. 1883. 77 pp. + 1 p. Publ.Ads. 4to. Privately Bound in Contemporary Half Black Calf and Linen Covered Panels and Gilt Titling. Sewn. Authorized Copyright Edition. First American Edition. Privately bound into a volume labeled on the spine "Music" with three other contemporary operettas with titles in gilt on front cover and owner's initials "C.C.P." also in gilt on front cover. In addition to "Iolanthe," the volume contains: (1) "La Mascotte, Opera Comique. Music by Edmond Audran. Piano Solo," 92 pp., Boston, Oliver Ditson & Co., N.D. (2) "The Popular Opera of The Bohemian Girl. Composed by M[ichael] W[illiam] Balfe. Arranged as a Solo for the Pianoforte. Chappell's Musical Magazine. Edited by Edward F. Rimbault." London, Chappell and Co. N.D. 48 pp. (3) "Evangeline." American: Opera: Bouffe. Libretto by J. Cheever Goodwin, Music by Edward E. Rice. Arranged for Piano. New York, T. B. Harms & Co., 55 pp., 1877. Balfe (1808–70) was a violinist/composer who worked in Milan, Paris and London. His "Bohemian Girl" was most successfully produced in London in 1843. Rimbault (1816–76) was an organist and editor who founded the Musical Antiquarian Society. Goodwin was a popular dramatist of the late 19th Century. In addition to "Evangeline," his works include "The Sleeping Beauty and the Beast," "The Rogers Brothers in Harvard" and others. Browning of Pages of "Evangeline," Only. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Else, Fine. Concise Dict. Natl Biography, pp. 52 , 1110.
Price: $250.00

8627
Gilpin, Joshua.- A Monument of Parental Affection to a Daer (sic!) and Only Son. Hartford. O. D. Cooke. 1815. 99 pp. 12mo. Printed paper covered boards. An English religious work in chapbook format with a Hartford imprint. O. D. Cooke was a religious publisher, whose ad appears on the back cover. The untimely death of the author's pious and scholarly son, originally destined to succeed the father as a minister of the Gospel, is recounted in detail and sequentially, lending a parable to the youth's decline. The quotation from Isaiah on the cover reveals the parable: "The flower fadeth, but the word of God shall stand for ever." Paper spine cover 80% gone. Slight wear at lower end of front cover. Else, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

8687
Goldsmith, Oliver.- The Deserted Village. New York. D. Appleton & Co. 1857 46 pp. + 2 pp. Ads for publications of the Etching Club. 8vo. Brown embossed publisher's cloth with gilt titling on front cover. A.e.g. Beveled boards. First American Edition as Such Copiously illustrated by The Etching Club. Wood Engravings in facsimile of illustrations made years earlier in a very small edition from plates which were then destroyed. The English Edition was published in London simultaneously with this American edition by Joseph Cundall (Privately by Sampson Low). Both were printed by R. Clay in London. A charming volume. Spinewear at ends and edges. Hinges cracking internally. Shaken. Text and illustrations Very Good.
Price: $95.00

8160
Harte, Bret.- In the Carquinez Woods. Boston. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1884. 241 pp. Small 8vo. Blue publisher's cloth. Orange edges. First American Edition. Copyright 1883. Published in variously colored cloth (no priority). Flat topped ampersand on spine (no priority) Spine slightly cocked. Else, Very Good. BAL 7328.
Price: $54.00

7788
[Ireland, William Henry]. Ære Perennius. The Modern Ship of Fools. London. William Miller. 1807. 295 pp. Wood Engraving by Austin on Title Page. Small 8vo. Green Publisher's Cloth. First Edition. Notes on front pastedown record: " Brandt or Titio Sebastian a lawyer, poet & historian was born at Strasburg 1448 died 1520. He wrote a very popular work 'Navis Stultifera' in 1488, which was translated into English by [Alexander] Barclay 1508, Priest & Monk of Ely. William Henry Ireland wrote 'The Modern Ship of Fools' 1807." William Henry Ireland (1777-1835) was a notorious forger of Shakespearean manuscripts ("King Lear," "Hamlet," etc.) and pseudo-Shakespearean plays. He was exposed by the great Irish Shakespearean scholar Edm[u]nd Malone (1741-1812), who was a friend of Samuel Johnson and helper to Boswell. After exposure, Ireland confessed. He also authored narrative vers, ballads and romances. Webster attributes to Sebastian Brandt or Brant (?1457-1521), a German humanist and satiric poet, the authorship of "Narrenschiff" in 1494, allegedly the source of Barclay's 1508 "The Shyp of Folys." Barclay (?1475-1552) was a priest and poet, probably of Scottish origin. Title Page Removed, Margins Cut Off and Page Pasted down on Front Fly Leaf. Foxed Stonehill, Block and Stonehill, II, 1438. Webster Biographical.
Price: $275.00

8614
James, Henry.- Notes of a Son and Brother. London. Macmillan and Co. 1914. 479 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's ads. Illustrated. 8vo. Blue publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. Horowitz, Henry James Catalogue, p. 43. E & L. A72b.First English Edition. Only 1250 copies of this edition were printed. Tucked in are a review of the first volume of Edel's monumental biography of James by Alfred Kazin in The New York Herald Tribune for May 3, 1953 and another in April, 1953 by John Hutchens. The relevance is that the first volume of the Edel biography was so heavily informed by this autobiographical volume by Henry James. Also tucked in is a contemporary newspaper review, unsigned and undated, of the American First Edition of "Notes of a Son and Brother." The relations of Henry James, Jr. with his elder brother, William,and his parents was critical in the formulation of Henry's artistic sensibility and the impressionistic shape of alll his work. Very small bruises at edges of spine. Offsetting to end papers and 2 internal pp. from tucked in newespaper articles. Labels removed. Rear cover defaced by traces of adherent paper. Else, Very Good.
Price: $200.00

8685
Leech, John.- Pictures of Life and Character. From the Collection of Mr. Punch. New York. D. Appleton & Co. 1884. 92 pp. + 4 pp. Publisher's Ads. Illustrations by John Leech. 4 1/2" x 5 7/8" Parchment paper covered paper wraps. First American Edition. The Parchment-Paper Series. Wonderful comic illustrations of humor in British life and sport by the master illustrator, John Leech. Very well reproduced in this posthumous volume on the work for "Punch" by one of England's best illustrators and Dickens' selection for "A Christmas Carol." A good sample of the work of the illustrator of "Comic History of England" and "Comic History of Rome." A selection rarely seen in this smaller format in 19th Century wraps. Faint water stain at the edge of later pages. Minimal foxing. Covers lightly soiled. Else, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

6084
Leroux, Gaston Missing Men New York The Macaulay Company 1923 First American Edition Published in England under the Title “Cheri-Bibi and Cecily”; Frontispiece by George W. Gage.
Price: $65.00

6085
Leroux, Gaston.- Nomads of the Night. New York. The Macaulay Company. 1925. 312 pp. 8vo. Grey illustrated and colorful publisher's cloth. First American Edition. Published in England under the Title “The Dancing Girl”; Frontispiece by George W. Gage. By the author of "Phantom of the Opera." Light wear at spine ends. Very Good
Price: $55.00

7810
Lindsay, Vachel. Every Soul Is a Circus. New York. The Macmillan Company. 1929. 120 pp. 8vo. Publisher's Cloth, Yellow with Blue Spine. First Edition. Illustrated by Vachel Lindsay and George M. Richards. Decorated End Papers. On Back of Front Free End Paper Is an Illustration of Butterflies and a Flower in Ink by Lindsay. On Half-Title Is Inscription by the Author: "Good Wishes to/ Mark.[sic] P. Stumpf / from / Vachel Lindsay / Dunkirk / New York / April 25,1930." Slightly Shaken. Bump on Edge of Covers.
Price: $200.00

8691
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.- Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Complete in Two Volumes. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1864. 420, 467 pp. + 1 p. publisher's list. Frontispiece portrait of a young Longfellow in Volume I. 32mo. Blue publisher's cloth with gold titling on spine. A.e.g. Labeled "Ticknor & Co." at tail of spine. Brown coated end papers. First Edition of this Selection. Copyright deposited Dec. 15,1856. Blue and Gold Series. A marvelous collection of Longfellow's poems, in this handy and popular format. Wear at ends of spine and at corners. Soiling of spine. Few abrasions on Covers. Else, Very Good. BAL 12468
Price: $125.00

7813
Malthus, T[homas]. R[obert]. An Essay on the Principle of Population; or, a View of Its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness; with an Inquiry into Our Prospects Respecting the Future Removal or Mitigation of the Evils, Which It Occasions. In Three Volumes. London. John Murray. 1817. 496, 507, 500 pp. 8vo. Library Cloth. The Fifth Edition, with Important Additions. Ex libris. The famous classic of economics/sociology, first published anonymously in 1798. It was a major influence on Darwin and Wallace in their work in developing the theory of Natural Selection. Malthus (1766-1834) signed all editions after the first and added new material to every edition except the fourth. The Sixth (and last) Edition was published in 1826. our attitudes toward population size and birth control (originally proposed by Francis Place, in the early 19th Century (G-M 1696.1), who spoke of contraception as a remedy for the dilemma uncovered by Malthus) are still considerably shaped by this seminal book, which suggested that , while populations grow in geometric proportion ( a concept, acccording to G-M that originated with Sir Matthew Hale in the 17th century,G-M215) the growth of the food supply is only in arithmetic ratio. Malthus' treatise is also conssidered to be one of the first modern books on statistics. Library Marks and Labels. Pockets Removed. Mild Foxiing. Partial Tear (No Loss) across pp. xiii/xiv and Contents of Volume I. Loose Signature in Volume II. Minimal Markings on Original Text. Garrison-Morton 215.4,1693.
Price: $1,000.00

7898
Nelson, S.- The Parting. A Duet. The Poetry by Lord Byron. Composed by S. Nelson. New York. Dubois & Stodart. N.D. [1836]. Sheet Music, Removed. First Edition. Decorative Calligraphic Title Page. Signed:" Anna Tiernan Williamson from Miss ........," Feb. 24th, 1836. Moderate Foxing. Else,Very Good.
Price: $48.00

8635
Pitman, Benn.- Pitman's Manual of Phonography. Cincinnati. Phonographic Institute. 1856. 118 pp. + 8 pp. Descriptive Catalogue. Small 8vo Brown publisher's cloth with blind embossed design and Gilt lettering on front cover. Page ends marbled. First Edition. A primer on Isaac Pitman's shorthand by his brother, Benn Pitman of the Phonographic Institute in Cincinnati. He was versed in Pitman shorthand in Britain and attempted to popularize it in America, as he had been sent here to do by his brother in 1853. He later developed a phrase book and other modes of simplifying shorthand for American reporters. Benn won a medal for his discovery of a means of producing engraved copper plates by galvanic action known as electrotypes and later produced stereotypes by photo-engraving on gelatin coated copper plates. A decade or so earlier, the reformer, Stephen Pearl Andrews, impressed with the publication of Isaac Pitman's "Manual of Phonography" and the philosophical underpinnings ascribed to it, championed the use of Pitman shorthand as a mode of bringing literacy to slaves and former slaves, thus enhancing the efficacy of the abolitionist movement and bringing the universal language of phonetics to a unified mankind. In 1865–7, Benn Pitman was the official stenographer at the trials of President Lincoln's assassins and the prosecutions of the Ku Klux Klan and the "Sons of Liberty." Later, he edited the publication of these proceedings. He turned, later in life, to the decorative arts. In pencil on front free fly leaf is the signature: "W[?]eeks. May 30/56." Wear and chips at ends of spine and edges of boards. Gilt bright. Foxing. Stains in Catalogue. Else, Good. Appleton's Cyclop. Am. Biography (for Pitman). Stern, "The Pantarch," Ch. V (for Andrews).
Price: $175.00

8623
Pitman, Benn, and Howard, Jerome B.- The American System of Shorthand. The Phonographic Dictionary and Phrase Book. Greenville, OH. The Phonographic Institute Company. 1932. 552 pp. 8vo. Green publisher's cloth with gilt decoration and titling. Later Edition. Originally copyright in 1894, but derived from Ben Pitman's phrase book of 1860. A comprehensive and very detailed shorthand dictionary and phrase book of the Pitman system. The American system varies from the English. Foxing of end papers. Bookplate of the American School of Reporting in Greenville, OH. Slight wear to ends of spine. Very Good.
Price: $50.00

5063
Sonntag, Professor August.- Professor Sonntag’s Thrilling Narrative of the Grinnell Exploring Expedition to the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 18553, 1854, and 1855, in Search of Sir John Franklin, under the Command of Dr. E. K. Kane, U.S.N. Containing the History of all Previous Explorations of the Arctic Ocean, from the Year 1618 down to the Present Time; Highly Important Astronomical Observations, with Nearly One Hundred Splendid Engravings. Philadelphia. Jas. T. Lloyd & Co. 1857. 176 pp. Ads on Covers & Front Fly Leaf. 8vo. Illustrated and Printed PaperWraps, as Issued. First Edition. Sonntag was the astronomer to the expedition Spine Reinforced with Cloth. Small Stain on Cover. Minimal Foxing. Else Very Good. Illustrations Outstanding with Minimal Offsetting.
Price: $500.00

8107
Stevens, George Alexander.- A Lecture on Heads, Written by George Alexander Stevens, Esq. with Additions by Mr. Pilon; as Delivered by Mr. Charles Lee Lewis [sic!], at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden, The Royalty Theatre, Well-Close Square, and in Various Parts of Great Britain; Also in the East Indies. to Which Is Added An Essay on Satire. London. William Lane. 1795. 52 pp. 6to. Printed paper cover or title page of pamphlet. A New Genuine Edition Corrected. The Public Are Requested to Observe that There Are Several Spurious Editions of This Lecture, Which Are Not Only Inelegant but very Inaccurate. A nonsense lecture.and essay, followed by a bit of whimsical verse. George Alexander Stevens (1710–1784), who lectured widely in England and America, wrote "The History of Tom Fool" as well as "A Lecture on Heads." The latter was published spuriously in 1770, with its first authorized edition in 1785 after having been sold to Charles Lee Lewes (1740–1803, a noted actor at Covent Garden and later at Drury Lane, Edinburgh and Dublin. Lewes was in the first cast of "She Stoops to Conquer" in 1773. Frederick Pilon (1750–88) was an actor in Edinburgh and London and author of clever ephemeral plays Corners bumped, edges tearing. Few stains and spots. trext remarkably good. S. Lee, Concise DNB
Price: $475.00

7974
Stevenson, Robert Louis.- Scott's Voyage in the Lighthouse Yacht. With a Portrait of Robert Stevenson. Introduction by Robert Louis Stevenson. Reminiscences of Sir Walter Scott, Baronet by Robert Stevenson. In Scribner's Magazine, Volume XIV, July – December, 1893. pp.492-502. New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1893. 8vo. Bound Volume in Tan Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Titles and Decoration. First Edition. Robert Louis Stevenson, the son and grandson of engineers specialising in the design ands construction of lighthouses, here introduces his grandfather's acquaintance with Sir Walter Scott and publishes his grandfather's reminiscences of a voyage with Sir Walter Scott in 1814 aboard a lighthouse tender about the Scottish Islands and among his lighthouses, especially the famous Bell Rock Light. He quotes the poem, Pharos Loquitur, which Scott composed and wrote into the Visitor's Album at Bell Rock on that occasion. Other articles are by Joel Chandler Harris, Edith Wharton, Sarah Orne Jewett, Howard Pyle (+Illustration), John Kendrick Bangs, et al. Very Good.
Price: $95.00

8672
[Stevenson, Robert Louis].- The Stevenson Song-Book. Verses from A Child's Garden by Robert Louis Stevenson. With Music by Various Composers. New york. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1897. 119 pp. Large 4to. Illustrated and decorated paper covered boards. First Edition. Pages decorated in overall leaf and animal designs in border. Charming item of Stevensoniana. Music by de Koven, Stanford, Gilchrist, Chadwick and Arthur Foote, among others. Minor offsetting on end papers. Ends of spine worn and lacking 1 1/2" chip from head of spine. Corners bumped. Slight soiling of covers with wear at edges. Internally tight and Very Good.
Price: $85.00

8618
Stevenson, Robert Louis.- Virginibus Puerisque. With Beisiegel's Notes. Tokyo. Ritsumeikan University Press. 1928. 50 pp. + 14 pp. Notes + 2 pp. Publisher's Ads. Small 8vo. Grey printed paper wraps. First Japanese Edition. A Japanese edition, in English, of Stevenson's work. Obviously for students with English as a second language. Extensive notes by Beisiegel, with additions by O. Shimizu. Foxing. Else, Very Good.
Price: $20.00

8620
Synge, J. M.- The Playboy of the Western World. Boston. John W. Luce & Company. 1911. 112 pp. 8vo. Black paper covered boards with gilt decoration and titling. First American Edition. The masterpiece by the great Irish playwright of the early 20th Century, here in the first American edition. A nice tight copy. Originally published in Dublin, in 1907. Front hinge partially split. Else, Very Good..
Price: $35.00

8692
Tennyson, Alfred.- The Poetical Works by Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate, etc.. Complete in Two Volumes. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1867. 376, 398 pp. Frontispiece portrait of a young Tennyson in Volume I. 32mo. Blue publisher's cloth with gold titling on spine. A.e.g. Labeled "Ticknor & Co." at tail of spine. Brown coated end papers. First Edition of this Selection. Authorization by Tennyson. Blue and Gold Series. A marvelous collection of Tennyson's poems, in this handy and popular format. Includes "The Hesperides" in an Appendix, despite the poet's indifference to the work. Wear at ends of spine and at corners. Soiling of spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

8643
Trollope, Anthony.- An Autobiography. In One Volume. In the Collection of British Authors. Tauchnitz Edition. Vol. 2201. Leipzig. Bernard Tauchnitz. 1883. 334 pp. Small 8vo. Brown calf with blind tooling on covers and gilt titling and ruling on spine. Blue ribbon marker bound in. Page ends colored red. Copyright Edition. The first Continental edition of Trollope's autobiography in the illustrious Tauchnitz Series. Trollope began his autobiography on a sea voyage in 1875 from America to England. Henry James was a fellow passenger. Trollope was trying to avoid the destructive view of an impoverished youth and inattentive parents as portrayed of Dickens in Forster's then-current biography. Modifying the biography as he went along, Trollope charged his son with its publication after his death. The son was permitted deletions (there were three), but no additions. It was published by Blackwood in 1883, one year after Trollope's death, and by Tauchnitz for Continental copyright the same year. Owner's label pasted to foot of title page. Near Fine. R. C. Terry, Oxford Reader's Comp. to Trollope, 23–27.
Price: $125.00