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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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 634pp.; G+; spine green cloth with gilt lettering; original publisher's cloth, original orange endpapers, with the publisher's circular device blindstamped on the front and rear boards; spine partially faded to tan, with gilt lettering also partially faded, some small brown discoloration to spine edge; endpapers have some discoloration; moderate foxing throughout; six pages of publisher's ads; binding slightly loose; top edge of front hinge of front board has a repaired tear; BAL 13664; HC consignment; Shelved Case 2.
London: Printed for T. Egerton, 1813. First Edition. 12mo., 239 pages; Volume 2 only; ; G; bound in period mottled calf, gilt tooling to spine; rear board detached but present; signs of previous rebacking; moderate rubbing to boards; interior with only slight toning and staining; with scarce half-title, usually removed by early 19th century binders; front pastedown has bookplate of collector B. George Ulizio, and written name of Lady Popham; scarce in any form; 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.
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.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. First English Edition. Octavo, , 141, [1 ads] pages; VG; in original buff paper wrappers printed in blue and red; rebacked with plain spine; housed in a green portfolio with flaps, gilt lettering to spine; 1885 on cover, which has been corrected to 1886 in ink, as always; Published Jan. 9, 1886, though intended to have been published in December of 1885.; very mild wear, primarily to corners; interior clean; shelved case 3.
London: Heinemann, 1960. First U.K. Edition. Octavo, 296 pages; VG/VG; spine pictorial with black and orange lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; minor bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; small sticker torn off of endpaper, no damage to book, else interior clean and in excellent condition; card containing only Harper Lee's signature protected in books mylar covering; FN consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1943. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 443pp.; G+/none; spine green with tan paper label and black lettering; no dust jacket; spine and hinges sun-faded, peeling and cracking to head and tail of spine; label has some mild wear; small water mark on lower half of spine; minor bumping, peeling to corners, front board somewhat loose, gutter visible on title page; interior clean; SIGNED on ffep by Betty Smith, dated Sepember, 1943 in Brooklyn, N.Y.; some age-toning to endpapers; copyright page states "8-43 / First Edition / D-S", marking this as a first printing; DL consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. 8vo, 619pp.; VG/VG; dust jacket spine tan and pictorial with blue and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylr covering, price cut; front flap states first edition; stamp on front flap reading "$275"; mild wear to dust jacket, including a minuscule tear on top edge of front cover, mild wear to corners, head and tail of spine; copyright page states "First published in April 1939"; endpapers with "Battle Hymn of the Republic;" mild spotting to fore edge of text block; minor foxing to endpapers, interior clean; RD 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 2.
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; 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.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo., 218 pages.; VG-/No DJ; bound in publishers dark green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, blind-stamped title and authors name on front board; board cloth is slightly rubbed, particularly at corners and spine head and tail; age-toning to text block; interior has some light age-toning; text is clear; previous owners name on ffep; binding has some mild shaking, with signature breaks showing some weakening; Has the following first printing text points: 1) Scribner seal on copyright page, and no subsequent printing statements; 2) page 60, line 16: "chatter" not "echolalia"; 3) page 119, line 22: "northern" not "southern"; 4) page 205, lines 9-10: "sick in tired" not "sickantired"; 5) page 211, lines 7-8: "Union Street Station" not "Union Station."; 6) page 165, line 16 says "it's"; shelved case 2.
Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 4, , iv, 322 pages; VG; bound in publisher's decorated brown cloth, gilt titling to spine, rebacked with spine preserved; housed in a custom full light brown calf clamshell, paneled spine with gilt titling, some rubbing and sun-fading; First Issue, with the word "reduplicate" on page 21, characterss" on page 41; "Catechism" on page 132, "known of it" on page 199, and with the four pages of advertisements dated March 1, 1850; title page has title in red, rest black; MF consignment; shelved case 3.
Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. Stated first edition [SIGNED]. Octavo; Very Good condition, no dust jacket; gray cloth boards and spine with gilt titles; SIGNED BY AUTHOR, L. RON HUBBARD on free front end paper; minor edge wear and bumping; text block, clean; 206 pp. binding shaken; else very good; --- [DC Store: Case #2].
New York: Covici Friede, 1937. First Edition, First Printing, First State. 10mo., 186pp.; VG/VG-; spine tan with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.00'; The first Issue of the first printing has the word "and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula" on the bottom of page 9, as well as a bullet between the two 8's on the page number of page 88.; mild wear to head and tail of spine; closed tear on rear cover, staring at rear upper corner and going for two inches; mild soiling to dust jacket; spine has some sun-fading; shelved case 2.
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.
London: William Heinemann, 1898. First Edition, First State. Octavo, 303 pages, , 16 pages ads; VG-; bound in gray cloth, black lettering on spine and front cover; protected with a mylar covering; spine cocked, bumping to corners; small stain to middle of front board; gutter slightly open on some gathering breaks, pages 64/65, 80/81, 128/129, 192/193, 224/225; slight cracking to gutters on endpapers; heinemann logo on rear cover; no statement of printing on copyright page, with Currey state A of publishers catalogue in rear, 16 pages, dated autumn mdcccxcvii; shelved case 8.
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 3, Dupont.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., 1970. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 188 pp., VG/VG; DJ blue with white lettering; very mild age-toning/foxing to covers; rubbing to edges of DJ; very mild bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine of DJ; price uncut "4.50" to top right-hand corner of front flap; DJ protected by mylar; blue cloth boards, silver lettering to spine; bumping to head and tail of spine, very mild staining to head of spine; rubbing to bottom edge and top corners of boards; age-toning to text-block, small black stain to bottom edge of text-block; aged paste staining to endpapers at gutter, as expected; "First Edition" stated to copyright page; interior clean; LP consignment; shelved Case 3, Dupont.
Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1985, 1986. First Editions, First Printings. Octavos. Three-Volume Set. VG/VG. Stated First Edition. Each volume is signed by Paul Auster on the Title Page. All three books are in very good condition; tight binding, text and pages are clean and unmarked, boards are neat and clean. Dust jackets are NOT price-clipped and show light shelf wear and is wrapped in protective brodart for added protection. NOTE: City of Glass is in first-state dust jacket, with NO Publisher's device on spine. PRICE IS FOR SET. WD Consignment . Shelve in 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.
Rahway, NJ: Harrrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1932. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 480 pp., VG-/G+; orange border to blue pictorial DJ, orange (faded) and navy blue lettering to spine; wear to covers, closed tears to edges of DJ; chipping with material loss to head and tail of spine and corners of covers; 1/2" closed tear to top edge of front cover, closed tear with chipping to top edge of back cover; 1" tear to top of fore-edge between front cover and front flap, with another slighter smaller closed tear towards middle of said fore-edge; 1" tear to top of fore-edge between back cover and back flap, flap remains firmly attached to DJ; First Edition, First State DJ: price uncut "2.50" to front flap; Kay Boyle the first author advertised to back cover; light brown cloth boards, navy blue lettering to spine, orange lettering to front board; cocking to spine, slight cocking to boards, boards slightly shaken, no shelf lean, binding sturdy; bumping/fraying with slight material loss to head and tail of spine and corners of boards; vertical creasing to spine; mild wear to boards (e.g., slight age-toning to top edges of boards); mild staining/wear to red top, stippled fore-edge, age-toning/wear to text-block; pictorial title page; First Edition, First Printing: published October 1951, "FIRST PRINTING" stated to copyright page; "Jefferson" rather than "Mottsville" to p. 340, l. 1; 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: 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 3, 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: Random House, Inc., 1957. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 1168 pp., VG/VG-; DJ, green and purple pictorial spine and front cover, white lettering; mild age-toning to spine (lettering faded to off-white); black and white photograph of Rand to back cover; bumping and chipping to head and tail of spine and to corners of boards; rubbing to edges of boards; price uncut $6.95 to top right-hand corner; DJ protected by mylar, some tape has been applied to the inside of the head and tail of spine; green cloth boards; brown title block and Random House colophon to top of spine; gold lettering to spine and front board; mild age-spotting to back board and to fore-edge of text-block; beveled fore-edge, dark top; stated "First Printing" to copyright page; inscribed by previous owner on ffep, dated May 29, 1959; boards shaken, cracked hinge between verso of half-title page and title page, binding intact; LP consignment; shelved Case 2, Dupont.
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 3, 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: Random House, 1957. Limited Edition, #234/450. 8vo., 371 pages; VG; bound in tan cloth, gilt lettering on spine and front cover; wrapped in mylar covering; beveled edges; tan marbled endpapers; top edge of text block stained red; "This first edition of The Town, inscribed by the author, is limited to four hundred and fifty copies", this is number 234; volume two of the Snopes trilogy; in excellent condition; small bookseller sticker on rear pastedown; shelved case 2.
London, England: Hutchinson, 1954. First UK Edition. Octavo 176pp. hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. Dust jacket protected, not clipped. DJ chipped at extremities, creasing at folds. DJ rubbed at folding margins. DJ back cover soiled, spine is sunned. Greenish tan cloth covered boards clean, bumped at top corners, some rubbing on board top edge, all else good. Red embossed title lettering on spine. Spine a little cocked. Text lightly age toned. Text clean. Small tear on page 47 margin. Binding is sturdy and intact. Shelve case 2.
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, 1951. Limited Edition, #Out of Series/750. 8vo., 286 pages; VG; 3/4 bound in black cloth, marbled boards, gilt lettering on spine; wrapped in mylar covering; top edge of text block stained gray; "This edition of Requiem For A Nun is limited to seven hundred and fifty numbered copies, signed by the author", this copy is out of series; in excellent condition; shelved case 2.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950. First Edition. CONTENT: [SIGNED] New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950. First Edition. 231 pages. Signed and dated November 12, 1950 by Langston Hughes. "The character whose nickname is Simple first appeared in a weekly column I was writing in 1943. He simply started talking to me one day about the war, Hitler, the draft, Shakespeare, and getting up earlier than necessary in the morning. Much of the material is derived from actual conversations heard or overheard in bars and on the corners of the largest urban Negro community in the world, reflecting not the Harlem of the intellectual or the professional, but that of the ordinary man in the street, the basic Harlemite who may not always know, but too often lives, those lines from the blues: When you see me laughing, I'm laughing to keep from crying. LANGSTON HUGHES CONDITION DETAILS: 8vo., 231pp.; VG/G+; spine tan with green and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, bumping and chipping to corners, head and tail of spine, crack on spine, including part of tail missing; price uncut; interior clean; top edge of text block blue; SIGNED by Hughes on ffep, "Sincerely~ / Langston Hughes / Oxford, / Nov.12, / 1950."; shelved case 2.
Paris: Editions Excelsior, 1930. Limited Edition, #141/302. Large octavo, 192 pages; VG; housed in matching red cardboard chemise and slipcase with gilt; chemise has tape repair; pages are loose in gatherings, as issued; with 14 original etchings loose in rear, 14 colored illustrations, and colored headbands and vignettes; Limited edition of 302 numbered copies. One of 265 copies on vellum of Rives, of which this is number 141; scarce; shelved case 11.
Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House. First Limited Edition [of 3000]. 8vo., 228 pp., VG/VG; yellow and brown pictorial DJ, small brown lettering and illustration to spine; mild wear to DJ: rubbing with slight superficial material loss to head, tail, and hinges of spine; mild age-toning to back of spine and margins of covers (lettering clear and legible); price uncut "$3.00" to front flap; black cloth boards, gold lettering to spine; slight cocking to spine, rubbing to spine (lettering affected yet clear and legible); mild wear to boards; bumping/slight fraying to head and tail of spine; bumping to corners; mild age-toning/wear to text-block; front board somewhat shaken, back board tight, binding strong; scattered spotting towards bottom of p.14-15; Some handwritten corrections made in (Smith's?) blue pen: "nightmarish" to p 14 crossed out once, "a" inserted on first line of page 23, "o" inserted in "rooted" on page 145, and "men" corrected in poem on 162; minuscule tears to fore-edge of pp. 213-218 visible from text-block; INSCRIBED by Smith to ffep, dated "Carmel, Dec. 2, 1954"; SIGNED by Smith to half-title page; unnumbered copy of an edition of 3000 as indicated on the limitation page; LP consignment; Smith's third work published by Arkham House; shelved Case 3, Dupont.
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1929. First Canadian Edition. 8vo., 318pp.; VG/VG-; spine tan with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; bound in red cloth with black lettering; dust jacket is sun-faded on spine, the orange has turned into tan, still bright on covers; some chipping to head and tail of spine, edges, corners; interior clean; spine slightly cocked; small smudging to top edge of text block; originally published in the US as 'Fish Preferred'; incredibly scarce; LP consignment; shelved case 2, Dupont.
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: Chapman and Hall, 1839. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 624 pages; VG; bound in half burgundy calf, marbled boards; paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; faded marbled text block; first issue points present: Earliest state with misprint 'visiter' (for 'sister') on page 123 line 17, all plates before page 45 with the Chapman and Hall imprint, Page 160, 6 lines up has 'latter' (for 'letter'); frontispiece and 39 plates; slight foxing to plates, as usual; shelved case 4.
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.
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.
Evanston, IL: The Charles Deering Library, 1938. Second Printing. 12mo: G+ condition Hardcover: Red and off white spine with black text: Boards are strong, some age toning, general shelfwear most prominent at corners and head and tail of spine where cardboard shows through slightly, bottom corner has more significant chipping and visible cardboard, minor bumping to bottom corner, binding solid: Textblock exterior is deckled along fore and tail edges, exterior and pages show some age toning else clean, front free page has author signature: Second Printing, translated to English: 107 pp. Shelved Netdesk office, above Ephemera section.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1994. First Editions Thus. Octavos, 17 volumes; VG; bound in fine genuine burgundy leather with bright gilt spine titles and gilt and black decorative motif on covers; each volume with matching motif; head of spine of volume 1 bleached to gray, presumably through sun; gilt text block; silk endpapers; silk ribbon; all 17 volumes still in publisher's shrinkwrap, shelved above case 1.