London: Printed by S. Simmons, and are to be sold by T. Helder, at the Angel in Little Brittain, 1669. First Edition. Octavo; VG; bound in full morocco, spine paneled with gilt lettering; gilt text block; some wear and rubbing to binding; ffep through page A3 mostly loose, still attached through two pieces of string to the binding; A4, a4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Tt4, Vv2; small hole in middle of leaf Cc3, impacts text; a few leaves slightly stained. Bookplate of Thomas Jefferson McKee. McKee, 1840-1899, was a well-known book collector and lawyer from New York whose collection was auctioned off in 1900. In the auction, this copy was item number 3091. Autograph of Evert A. Duyckinck, 1839 on top blank margin of title. Evert Augustus Duyckinck, 1816-1878, was an American publisher and biographer. Among his work, he assisted Edgar Allan Poe in printing his Tales collection in 1845 and selected which stories to include. Duyckinck was also known to have lent Melville copies of his books, including a copy of the Decameron and a copy of Paradise Lost. Has the stamp of 'Lenox Library-Duplicate' on verso of title. The Lenox Library was a library incorporated and endowed in 1870, became a part of the founding collection of the New York Public Library in 1895, and opened to the public in this capacity in 1911. Of its collection in 1894, 15,000 of the 83,331 were from the collection of Evert Augustus Duyckinck. Simmons printed 1,200 first edition copies in 1667, and issued them over three years with varying title pages. The title pages have different years, with them reading 1667, 1668, or 1669. There is no known relationship between when a given copy of the text itself was printed, and the attached title page, making establishing priority difficult. This issue includes "Milton's synopsis of each book ("the Arguments" of Books 1–10), his defense of "the Verse," and a list of errata, adding sixteen pages of preliminary matter to the book. Simmons's note to the reader states that he had procured this explanation from Milton because readers of the poem had "stumbled" on first encountering it, asking "why the Poem Rimes not." Milton's strident defense of blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter) is printed in large type that fills two pages. His chosen meter, although no longer fashionable by 1667, was the dominant mode of Shakespeare's plays and is the closest to the natural rhythms of English speech. Samuel Johnson later commented sarcastically that, "finding blank verse easier than rhyme, [Milton] was desirous of persuading himself that it is better."" [Morgan Library] JG consignment; shelved case 0.
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London; Paris: J. Dodsley; De L'Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1789. A unique collection of both the original French and the English translation of the famed novel, together with an awe-inspiring collection of proofs before letters by esteemed French artists. Three volumes housed in a custom three-part black and red leather box, gilt titling to spine, box solid, some wear and cracking; Paul et Virginie is bound in full burgundy morocco, triple gilt rules to boards, spine with gilt titling and tooling, all edges of text block gilt, marbled endpapers, bookplate to front endpaper; Unsigned binding, but early invoice states it was bound by Derome., Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1789. with half-title, 12mo., xxxv, 243 pages, with 4 black and white plates, foxing to plate edges; "Prix, papier vélin d'Essone, 6. liv."; Both volumes of Paul and Mary are bound in matching full green morocco with elegant gilt tooling, paneled spines similarly gilt; all edges of text blocks gilt; doublures burgundy morocco with matching design to boards, embroidered silk endpapers facing doublures, marbled endpapers following; incredibly tight binding; bookplate to marbled endpaper; Bound by Chambolle-Duru with their gilt stamp to front doublure; London: printed for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall, ; With an Autograph Letter Signed by Saint-Pierre, addressed "Au Citoyen Le Danois" (André Bazile Le Danois de La Soisière), a member of the Council of Ancients. Measuring ~9 x 6.7 inches (~23 x 17 cm.), with integral address leaf attached. Small tear to upper left corner where seal was attached, small archival repair to upper right corner, neither impacting and writing. Four Postal stamps present on integral address leaf. Actual text is 25 lines in Saint-Pierre's hand, responding to a letter by Le Danois about a meeting, countering his proposed date of the 8th with the 10th. He then goes on to discuss how he was tricked by a man that he had not seen for 20 years, as well as by a young woman. He defends himself that he in no way was compromising the interests of the Republic. The letter is dated "Paris, ce 7 ventose an 7" ( February 26th, 1799); With invoice circa 1895 from E. F. Bonaventure, with a handwritten description of the three volumes in purple ink. "Unique copy in an exquisite Binding by Chambolle extra illustrated with rare set all proofs before letters" "1. Set of proofs by [Achille] Devéria 2. Set of proofs by Corboald 3. Set of proofs ??? 4. Set of proofs Medallions in color 5. Set of proofs Medallions [in color] by Dutailly [Guyot sculp] 6. Set of proofs by Desenne 7. Set proofs by [Jean-Michel] Moreau 8. Set proofs by [Tony] Johannot 9. Set proofs by Corboald (small) 10. Set proofs by Lery[?] 11. Set proofs by [Jean-Antoine-Valentin] Foulquier 12. Autographed Letter In All 70 Plates, All proofs" Shelved case 0.
Vinegia [Venice]: Francesco Marcolini, 1552. First Edition. Quarto, , 120,  leaves; VG; bound in early full calf, paneled spine with gilt titling; wear, rubbing, and bumping to binding; ink 'Milano 16 x 1914' on lower fore corner of front pastedown, name on upper fore corner of ffep; bookseller description tipped in to ffep; small green line under 'D' in 'Doni' on title page; I1, P4, EE4 are cancels; small hole to middle of S4; E4 with small tear to lower fore edge, S3 had corner folded during printing, causing the lower fore corner of the plate to be missing; S4-end have very small wormholes to the upper edge of the gutter; EE4-end with water-staining and tide-marks; Book one (of two) only, as usual, comprising four parts in one volume. Large woodcut device on general title, smaller devices on section titles and 54 woodcuts, including three repeats. L2 recto with Hebrew type; RR consignment; shelved case 3;.
[London]: The Modern Press, 1886. First Edition. Thin Octavo, 164 pages; VG; housed in a burgundy wrapper and half morocco slip-case with gilt lettering to spine; in original green paper wraps, very slight wear to corners, inch long chip to tail of spine, small chip to head of spine; First separate issue, the smaller trimmed variant with the blank leaf bound at rear; Inscribed by Shaw: "This is the first reprint from the plates made from the pages of the magazine ToDay. The bookstalls would not stock it because it was not the right size for their counters. It did not sell well until it got into the hands of the pirates, who kept it going for years. It may still be going for all I know as I never succeeded in recapturing the plates. G. Bernard Shaw"; This inscription was written by Shaw for the former owner who was Frederick S. Bigelow, former editor for the Saturday Evening Post. He was in London in 1914 on a literary commission, and when visiting Shaw asked for the history of the little book. A typed note detailing his visit is included, and describes in brief his visit, including the view from Shaw's room overlooking the Thames and Shaw's interest in hearing his "account of seeing James J. Corbett, Ex-Champion, in the title role" of Cashel Byron's Profession.; RD consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Macmillan, 1912. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 838 pages; VG-;bound in Publisher's blue cloth boards with gilt lettering; Some wear along the edges; Corners bumped and beginning to fray; Some light tearing beginning on the spine crown and tail; Spine slightly faded with some minor scuffing and a stain, text unaffected; Upper gilt edge of text block is worn; Text block typically toned; Bookplate on front paste down, with "1928" date in ink; Binding sturdy; DS consignment; Shelved case 3.
London: Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1961. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 170 pages; VG/VG; in pictorial dust jacket, blue/green spine with black and red titling; mild rubbing and wear, particularly to head and tail of spine; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '13s 6d net'; Inscribed on the ffep by Muriel Spark, "For Rachel MacKenzie / with love / from Muriel" JM consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1895. The Author's Autograph Edition, #202/500. Octavos, 40 volumes; VG; uniformly bound in the publisher's original three quarters green morocco, marbled boards, paneled spines with gilt text and tooling, top edges gilt; marbled endpapers; 13 volumes with sunned spines; very mild wear to bindings; One of 500 sets, this is number 202, all volumes with limitation pages; this set contains page 209 of original manuscript of The Alhambra tipped in to volume one of The Alhambra, with several edits by Irving in ink.; shelved above HC Fiction.
Boston, MA: James Osgood, 1841-1906. Various Editions. Octavo, 33 vols.; VG; 20th century full bindings of brown leather; cloth or paper of previous front cover or spine retained and tipped in at back of 50% of vols.; spines with raised bands, and gilt lettering; boards with blind and gilt tooled design; publication date stamped in gold at tail of spines; slight fading to spines; mild wear to joints; volumes of various sizes; upper edges gilt; mild shelf wear and scuffing; pages clean; GP Consign; Set is heavy, please contact us for international and priority shipping; shelved above US History 1800s.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1905. New Edition. Octavo, 265 pages,  pages; VG-; bound in publisher's red cloth, titled in gilt to spine and front board, black and gold illustrations to spine and front board; top edge of text block gilt; spine slightly faded and worn, mild bumping to corners, mild other wear; ex-libris bookplate to rear pastedown; binding fragile, with gutter threatening in multiple places; With large Bryn Mawr Book Fair bookplate to front pastedown, Inscribed by Both Harris and Frost. Harris is dated 16 November, 1905, and Frost is dated Dec. 4, 1905.; JH consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Viking Press, 1939. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 619 pages; VG/VG; dust jacket spine tan and pictorial with blue and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.75'; front flap states first edition; dust jacket has mild wear to corners, head and tail of spine; tape residue on inside of head of spine, upper flap hinges; copyright page states "First published in April 1939"; endpapers with "Battle Hymn of the Republic;" MU consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First Edition, First State. 8vo, 366pp.; VG; spine dark green with yellow lettering and a yellow box with black lettering, bound in publishers decorated green cloth; some bumping and shelfwear, including board edges and head and tail of spine; some minor staining and foxing; ex libris bookplate on inside front board, a name written in blue ink right above; All common early issue points present. A full list follows: 1: Copyright notice dated 1884, title page 1885. 2: pp.13: "Him and another man" listed incorrectly at pp.88. 3: p. 57: 11 up: "with the was." 4: pp. 155, final 5 absent on page number. 5: p. 161, signature mark 11 absent. 6: Portrait frontispiece; cloth under bust visible; "Heliotype" imprint. 7: pp143. "l" missing in Col. That is part of the illustration; the word “body” has a broken b (missing the top of the letter) line 7; VR consignment; shelved case 4.
New York: Appleton, 1883. First Editions Thus. 32 Octavo set in 3/4 leather; VG; Marbled boards and end papers; 5 raised leather bands on spine; Titles gilt; Some wear to all edges, scratching to leather; All volumes are age toned but free of markings; consignment; shelved over Christianity. Set is heavy, please contact us for international or priority shipping requests.
Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1869. First Edition Printed In America. Octavo, , 192 pages; G; in publisher's gilt decorated pebbled green cloth; scarcely visible older rebacking with spine preserved, only head and tail noticable; original brown endpapers preserved; all edges of text block gilt; pencil name on ffep; tide-marks along top edge of all pages, does not impact text; The first edition printed in the US, following the extremely scarce 1865 British sheets given to Appleton from the suppressed version; With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel; MF consignment; shelved case 2.
Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1958. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 460 pages,  index; VG/VG; in beige dust jacket with black and burgundy titling; dyst jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$25.00 m./mex'; dust jacket with mild wear, some sun-fading and water-staining to spine, slight chipping to head of spine; bump to lower rear corner of tail of spine; foxing to spine, edges of text block; Contemporary name on title page, "C. Vazquez Padilla / Irapuato-VI-1958"; shelved case 3.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1990. Collector's Edition. Octavo, 20 volumes; VG-; full bindings of genuine brown leather; minor light-colored staining to most volumes; spines with gilt lettering and design, black label; all edges gilt; mild shelf wear; silk moire end papers; satin ribbon bookmarks; pages clean;.
Lutetiae Parisiorum [i.e. Amsterdam]: 1754. Small Quarto, 175 pages; VG; bound in period red morocco, triple gilt rule to board edges, elaborate gilt spine, brown label with gilt lettering; top edge of text block gilt; gilt rolls to doublure edges, marbled endpapers; large bookplate removed from front pastedown, replaced with small bookplate; slight cracking to upper rear hinge, mild rubbing; Bilingual, with Greek on the verso and Latin on the recto; illustrated with 28 of the 29 plates plus a frontispiece, lacking plate 20 with signs it was cut out (Titled 'Liccenion écoute Daphnis et Chloé qui cherchent remede d'Amour'), elaborate vignettes and headpieces; MW consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Heinemann, 1937. First UK Edition. Octavo; VG/VG-; Blue cloth boards and spine; Jacket spine blue with black lettering; First UK Printing. Includes original and very rare yellow advertisement wrap around with review from Daily Express and "Over 137,000 copies sold in America." Some pieces missing from wraparound, torn at rear; Jacket is worn at the edges, very small chip missing from head of spine (lettering unaffected; Jacket spine is toned; Unclipped flaps, "6s" price on lower edge of front flap; Jacket and illustrations by Michael Rothenstein; Boards have some wear along the edges and corners; Upper edge of text block stained red; Pink end papers; Text somewhat age toned, but free of other markings; 164 pages. Shelved in case 2.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1920. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG/No jacket; 365 pages; Red cloth spine with black lettering; Some bumping and edge wear to the boards, fraying at the the corners, specifically the lower front corner, spine and edges slightly sunned; Binding sturdy, Upper outer edge of text block has one white spot/stain, interior of text block is toned as typical; First printing, as indicated by the number 1 in brackets on the last page. WD Consignment, shelve in case 2.
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1957. First Edition, First State. thin 8vo., 86 pp., VG/VG; DJ black with white illustration, white lettering to spine; mild wear to covers, particularly to back cover; very mild rubbing to edges of DJ; mild foxing to margins of back flap; price uncut "$3.00" to top right-hand corner of front flap; DJ protected by mylar; black cloth boards, gold lettering to spine faded), text legible; text to spine reads from head to tail of spine as done in Europe, indicating a First State; bumping/rubbing to head and tail of spine; rubbing/mild foxing to edges and corners of boards, mild rubbing to boards; mild age-toning/foxing to text-block; aged paste staining to endpapers; INSCRIBED by Lord to ffep; interior clean; Howard's second book published by Arkham House as a limiting printing of 536, with 436 First State copies and 100 Second State copies; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
New York: Covici Friede, 1937. First Edition, First State, Later state jacket. 10mo., 186pp.; VG/VG-; spine tan with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, No price on jacket flap; First state book with the points "and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula" on the bottom of page 9, and the bullet between the two 8's on the page number of page 88.; Jacket is age toned with some scuffing and tearing to the edges of the jacket; Boards are bumped at the edges and coners, interior toned but clean; shelved case 2.
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1978. Advance Review Copy. Octavo, 190 pages; VG; brown paper wraps, plain spine; with original acetate jacket; Book has been SIGNED flat by Bukowski on the title page; Some minor shelf wear along the edges of the boards; stamped 'Advanced Review Copy' on ffep; Shelved case 2.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2009. Limited Edition, #217/425. Folio, 554 pages.; VG; bound in fine cream genuine leather with bright gilt spine title; gilt text block; marbled endpapers; silk ribbon; housed in publishers green clamshell case; with Declaration of Authenticity loose within, containing matching limitation number; printed on Mohawk Ultrafelt warm white paper specially milled by Mohawk fine Papers; bound in Specially-crafted leather imported from Italy; Contains the complete works of Chaucer, including the Canturbury Tales, all 87 woodcuts by renowned Victorian-era artist, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, the borders, decorations, and initials drawn by William Morris himself, the unique typeface created by Morris specifically for this masterpiece, a magnificent Morris-designed cover; in excellent condition; heavy, please contact for shipping costs; shelved above case 3.
London: A. Millar, 1762. First Edition. 4 Large Quartos; G to VG-; Brown leather boards and spines with gilt lettering. 5 Raised bands on spines; All volumes have worn edges and frayed corners; Some separation starting on volumes between boards and spines, though all remain attached. Gilt lettering largely missing from first two volumes; Binding sturdy on all volumes. Paste downs and end papers are stained on the edges; Pages are age toned and spotted in places, though free of marking; Set is heavy: Please contact us for international or priority shipping. SHELVED: Above US Politics.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1872/1886. First Editions, Early Printings. Octavo, two volumes; VG; bound in full polished red calf by Riviere & Son with their mark, double gilt rules to boards, gilt rolls to turn-ins, paneled spine with two morocco labels, gilt titling, gilt tooling; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; slight fading to spines, minor rubbing to extremities, minor wear to hinges; both volumes with original cloth covers and spines bound in rear; black and white illustrations by John Tenniel; shelved case 2.
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 624 pages; VG; bound in half burgundy calf, marbled boards; paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; first issue points present: 1850 engraved into vignette title-page, Chapter XXVII listed on page 283 but appearing on page 282, uncorrected "cha pter" on page 19,viii in preface with last "i" not aligned, uncorrected "coroboration" on page 387, including ''screwed'' for "screamed" on page 132; interior clean, with mild foxing to plates; Shelved in Case 4.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1887. First Edition. Octavo; G/No jacket; Bound in 3/4 brown leather; NOTE: Tipped-in autograph of Charles Dickens on front paste down Gilt lettering and 4 raised bands on spine; Some wear to all sides and spine; Some bumping and fraying to the corners and along the spine edges; Marbled end papers; Some cracking to binding at the gutter, repaired at front by tape; Binding tight; Pages discolored and toned, plates darkened; First Edition, early issue points: Includes "suppressed plates" by William Buss; page 341 "inde-licate"; NOTE: previous owner has hand-corrected point on 342 and crossed out original error: Page 400: "this friends" instead of "his friends"; Page 432: "F" in headline "OF" is imperfect. ; shelved in Case # 4.
London: John Murray, 1929. First Edition Thus, First Printing. Octavo, 1202 pages; VG/VG; spine white with black and red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, mild wear; top edge of text bock red; price on front cover of 'net 7/6'; with small leaflet advertising the third large printing of 'The Complete Sherlock Holmes Short Stories' loose within, also mentioned on the rear cover; age-toning to pages; incredibly scarce, especially with dust jacket; shelved case 13.
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1950. First Edition. thin 8vo., 70 pp., VG/VG; DJ black with white illustration, tan lettering (age-toned) to spine, text legible; rubbing to head and tail of spine and corners of DJ; price uncut "$2.10" to top right-hand corner of front flap; DJ protected by mylar; black cloth boards, gold lettering to spine; mild bumping to head and tail of spine, mild cocking to spine; mild rubbing to boards, edges, and corners of boards; aged paste staining to endpapers; interior clean; Drake's first book and the only one published by Arkham House as a limited printing of 553 copies, of which 300 were given to the author, leaving only 252 copies for distribution; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 408 pages; VG/none; bound in publisher's green cloth, bright gilt lettering to spine; facsimile dust jacket; spine cocked; mild wear and rubbing to boards; bookplate to ffep; mild age-toning to interior; Scribner's seal and 'A' on copyright page; LD consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1957. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 434 pages; G+/none; bound in publisher's red cloth, black and silver titling and a black obelisk to spine; book bound upside down, with the text-block reversed from the spine; small black ink spot to front board, small ink splatter to text block; Signed and dated by Remarque on the title page; scarce signed; shelved case 2.
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1942. First Edition. 8vo., 370 pp., VG/VG; DJ black, tan lettering to spine, green lettering and illustration to front cover; chipping to head and tail of spine of DJ, rubbing to edges, age-toning; tear to top left-hand corner of back cover at hinge, with red vertical pen mark underneath tear at hinge; price uncut "$3.00" to top right-hand corner of front flap; DJ protected by mylar; black cloth boards, gold lettering to spine; bumping to head and tail of spine; bumping to corners of boards, rubbing to edges, boards slightly cocked, mild wear to boards; age-toning to text-block, foxing to top edge of text-block, slight ink staining to bottom edge of text-block; starting hinge, boards slightly shaken, binding sturdy; age-toning to endpapers, signed by previous owner to front paste-down, dated June 6, 1944; Arkham House's third published book as a printing of 1,054 copies; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1897 . First Photoplay Edition. 8vo., 354pp.,  ads; VG/Poor; spine beige with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; chipping along most edges, tape has been applied along the entire upper and lower edge of the dust jacket, as well as part of the front hinge of spine; previous owners name and stamp on ffep; with image of Lugosi on rear cover; With four stills from the 1931 Universal motion picture DRACULA. Original red cloth; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
Boston: P. Jewett and Company, 1852. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 312 pages, Volume 1 only; G-; Brown cloth boards and spines with gilt lettering and illustration; moderate rubbing and wear to boards, chipping to head and tail of spine; some gatherings partially loose; foxing throughout; contemporary name 'Blanchard' written on ffep, dated 1852.; First printing, with no other printings listed on the copyright or title page. First issue points: “spilt” (rather than “spiled”) in Volume I, page 42, line 1; Hobart & Robbins shown on the copyright page.; Shelved in case 2.
Cairo, Egypt: Printed at Imperial Press, 1947. First Edition. 8vo., 183pp.; VG; in brown wraps, black lettering on spine, mild shelfwear; stapled binding; last page partialy torn along gutter due to the nature of binding; INSCRIBED on ffep by Beglar to Arthur E. Callahan, First Secretary (title) to the U.S. Iraqi Ambassador, dated 27.10.47 in Cairo; Beglar was the Secretary for the American Committee for the Independence of Armenia; incredibly scarce in any condition, let alone as a signed presentation copy; shelved case 2.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1921. Limited Edition, #825/1060. 8vos., 26 volumes; VG; all volumes bound uniformly in blue linen cloth, with paper spine labels, all edges deckled, patterned endpapers, each volume numbered on limitation page; volume 1 initialed on limitation page by Lloyd Osbourne, an American author and the stepson of Robert Louis Stevenson; minimal to no shelfwear; AS consignment; shelved above military history; heavy set, for shipping costs please contact us.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First edition. Octavo, 190pp. Softcover. Six volumes in custom slipcase. Original illustrated monthly periodicals, published April 1870 to September 1870. General soiling, chipping and creasing to wraps, particularly at spines. Text is clean with only minor age-toning and foxing. Still in very good condition. Custom slipcase is quarter-bound leather and cloth with gilt text and five raised bands. Bindings sturdy. G.G. CONSIGNMENT. Shelve: CASE #4 Spine is tan leather with gilt text on red-brown accent.
New York: Random House, Inc., 1957. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 1168 pages; VG/G+; spine pictorial blue/green and black, white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut, '10/57' to lower front flap; rear pastedown endpaper has faint transfer mark with reddish hue covered by rear dust jacket flap; underside of textblock has what appears to be a small rust stain and soft spotting; head of spine of dust jacket with small open tear, mild chipping and wear elsewhere; LP consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 570 pages; VG-/No Jacket; fully bound in beige cloth, spine has blue lettering; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges, has minor bumping on the fore edge corners, has minor patches of discoloration and blotching throughout, spine has cocking; pages have age toning and minor dust build up along the top edge; original owner's name is written on the ffep in ink; LH consignment; shelved case 2.
Atlas Press, 1990/1991. Limited Edition, #9/250. Octavos, Thirteen paperbound fascicles; VG; housed in slipcase, paper label to one board and spine; very mild rubbing to slipcaseall volumes sharing the limitation number of '9', reserved for the publishers and contributors; Volumes 2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, and 13 are signed by Cecil Helman, Oskar Pastior, Harry Mathews, Eric Basso, Marcel Mariën, Günter Brus, and Alastair Brotchie, respectively.; 1. Achim Von Arnim GENTRY BY ENTAILMENT, Translated by Alan Brown, 0947757392; 2. Cecil Helman THE GOLDEN TOENAILS OF AMBROSIO P, 0947757333, Signed; 3. Albert Ehrenstein TUBUTSCH, Translated by Malcolm Green, 0947757341; 4. Remy de Gourmont STORIES IN BLUE, BLACK, VIOLET, GREEN & MAUVE, Translated by Frederick Reeves Ashfield, 094775735x; 5. Oskar Pastior POEMPOEMS, Translated by Malcolm Green, 0947757376, Signed; 6. Harry Mathews THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, 0947757384, Signed; 7. Rikki Ducornet THE BUTCHER’S TALES, 0947757368; 8. Benjamin Péret MAD BALLS, Illustrated by Yves Tanguy, Translated by James Brook, 0947757325; 9. Xavier Forneret THE DIAMOND IN THE GRASS, Translated and with an Afterword by Terry Hale, 094757414; 10. Eric Basso EQUUS CABALLUS, 0947757406, with errata slip, Signed; 11. Marcel Mariën THE LIFE AND DEATH OF LA BELLE DESIDERATA, Translated by Terry Hale in collaboration with Michael Richardson, Sarah Whitfield & Marcel Mariën, 0947757422, Signed; 12. Günter Brus PICTUREPOEMS, Translated by Malcolm Green, 0947757430, Signed; 13. Alastair Brotchie DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO UBIC GESTATION, 0947757457, Signed; Extremely scarce, shelved case 0.
New York: Random House, 1959. Limited Edition, #180/500. 8vo., 436 pages; VG; bound in black cloth, gilt lettering on spine and front cover; wrapped in mylar covering; beveled edges; blue marbled endpapers; top edge of text block stained teal; "This first edition of The Mansion is limited to five hundred copies, signed by the author", this is number 180; volume three of the Snopes trilogy; in excellent condition; shelved case 2.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1929. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 342pp.; VG-/G+ condition; spine brown leather with 5 raised bands, gilt lettering; rebound in full brown leather, floral patterned endpapers; top edge of text block gilt; two gilt border lines on each board, small hand with quill embossed in gilt on lower fore corner of front board; front board loosened, yet present and currently still attached ; mild shelfwear, primarily to corners and hinges; INSCRIBED and presented by author Lorna Moon to Francis Marion on the third front endpaper, dated February 25, 1929; The dedication for this book reads 'To / Frances Marion' making this a fascinating Dedication Copy; Please see all seven photos for details LSM consignment; Shelved in Allan's Office.
London: Grant Richards, 1903. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, [vi], 424, 12 [ad] pages; VG; bound in original red cloth lettered in gilt; housed in a VG green cloth slipcase with chemise, black label with gilt lettering; top edge tof ext block gilt; Very minor rubbing and shelfwear to cloth, small white paint stain to head of spine; front pastedown has the bookplates of collectors A. Edward Newton and Barton Currie; RD consignment; shelved case 2.
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846. First Edition, Second State. 16mo., 175, ; VG-; Red cloth, gilt lettering and illustration on front board; all edges gilt; Rebacked, with most of the original spine laid down; Spine rubbed, with hinges splitting and separating at spine top; Previous owner's signature on front endpaper; small blind-stamp to ffep; Consignment; shelved case 4.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. First Edition, First Issue. 16mo. Publisher's original red cloth stamped in gilt. Rebacked, with parts of the original spine laid down. Yellow endpapers. All edges gilt. Complete with the initial ad leaf, half-title, engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page. With the publisher's imprint within the border of the engraved vignette title. Boards rubbed and worn at extremities. Slightly cocked. Previous owner's gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Text age-toned but generally clean. Good solid copy. Shelved in Case #4.
London: A. Miller, 1752. First Edition, Second State. 12mo., 4 volumes; VG; newly rebound in full paneled imitation period calf, signed by H. T. Wood, London; paneled spines with 2 morocco labels and gilt titling; unwashed, but clean; contains original fly-leaves; name and date of 1784 on original blank leaf of volume 1; The titlepages of volumes 2-4 omit "In four volumes"; First Edition, Second State, with volume 3, page 191 having the corrected 'at the Folly.'; With the "Universal-Register-Office" advertisement at end of volume two; shelved case 13.
London: J. M. Dent & Co., 1893. Limited Edition, #228/250. Octavos, 12 volumes; VG; bound in period 3/4 dark green calf, marbled boards and endpapers; spines sun-faded to a uniform light brown; paneled spines with gilt titling and stamping; mild rubbing to all extremities; top edge gilt; interiors clean; shelved above.
Johannesburg: Silver Leaf Books, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 164 pages; VG/Fair; spine dark green with white titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '12s 6d,' both flaps detached but present, chipping and wear to all edges, head of spine missing, tail of spine peeling; head and tail of spine on binding sun-faded; small ownership name on front pastedown, dated May 1955; Signed on the front pastedown by Nadine Gordimer, University Town Festival, April 1955; shelved case 2.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 240pp.; VG; spine green with black and red lettering; fore spine edge has been repaired with tape; corners bumped; water stain to lower fore corner of text block, does not impact text; paper browned; Inscribed by Hughes to Maude Lassiter, dated May 5, 1953, on ffep; stated first printing; shelved case 2.
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1959. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 243 pages; VG/G; in dark green dust jacket, dark green spine with white titling; mild rubbing and wear, particularly to spine, including chips missing to head and tail of spine, small chips and tears; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.95'; Inscribed on the ffep by Joseph Mitchell, "To Rachel MacKenzie / with love / Joe Mitchell / November 11, 1974"; JM consignment;. Case 3.