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.
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: J. Dodsley; T Becket & P.A. Dehondt, 1760-1767. Mixed State. Set of Nine 12mos; VG- to VG condition; Rebound with original spotted calf intact; New leather spines with raised bands and maroon leather title label; Originally bound by Zaendsdorf (imprint still visible on ffep); Gilt lettering, each volume numbered; Marble end papers; All edges gilt; Sewn in silk bookmarks. Volumes 1-4 published by R & J Dodsley, with "Second Edition" stated on volumes 1 and 2 on title page; Hogarth frontispiece intact in volume 1; Volume 1's black plate and volume 3's marbled plate are intact and clean. No frontispiece on volume 3. Volumes 5-9 published by T. Becket and P.A. Dehondt. To combat piracy, Sterne signed the first and second editions of volume 5 and the first edition of 7 and 9. Here, volumes 5 & 7 signed. Volume 9 has very faint remnant of signature, but very hard to spot. Volume seven is first state with printed errata sheet on verso of title page. Condition Notes: Some wear to the edges and corners, light scuffing to the gilt edges; Some small chipping to the edges of the marbled endpapers. Rear end paper of volume 4 has small tape repair. Some minor spotting throughout, pages are age toned. Sewn-in silk bookmarks are extremely fragile from age, and have left some marks on the pages. Overall, an extremely well preserved and professionally re-bound edition of this rare set. 9 volumes, shelved in case 2.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo., 267pp.; VG/VG; dust jacket spine tan with black lettering; price uncut; green cloth boards, bright gilt lettering on spine; This is a true first issue of the first edition: the date on the title page, 1926, matches the date on the copyright page. The type at page 38, lines 6-9 (left), page 248, lines 21-24 (right) and the page number "90" is more battered on later printings. This copy exhibits no such battering. A true first issue.; small bumping to rear lower corner, created a tiny chip to dust jacket. Other than that, there is no sign of damage to the dust jacket. As nice of a copy as we've ever seen; interior clean; RD Consignment. Shelved Case #2.
[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: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1885. First Edition. Octavo; G+/No jacket; Green spine with gilt; Green cloth boards with pictorial illustration; Wear to the edges and spine; Fraying beginning at corners and along spine and edges; Some toning to pages, especially at edges; Binding sturdy; 366 pages; VW Consignment, Shelved case 2 NOTES: True first edition in green boards, with many of the most important first state points, including on page 13: "him and another man" listed incorrectly as page 88; Page 57, line 11 up: "...with the was..."; Frontispiece: cloth under bust visible & "Heliotype" imprint. Other Points: Copyright notice is bound, not tipped in; Page 283 has 'vertical fly' in illustration; Page 155 has last '5' slightly larger than other numbers. While these may indicate a second state, Ahearn notes that "Only pages 13 and 57 are important because the others were put in at random before publication, which seems to us to say that different states don't matter because they all occur before publication."
London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First Edition, With Early Issue Points. Octavo; VG; Bound full green leather, paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling; double rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt text block; minimal wear; Has three of the seven Smith points: Page 341, line 1: Correct reading of "inde-licate;" Page 342, line 5: "S. Veller" uncorrected, Page 432, headline: "F" in "OF" imperfect.; contains the two "suppressed" plates by Robert William Buss from Part Three, The Cricket Match (Ch. 7, opposite p. 69), and The Arbor Scene (Ch. 8, opposite p. 74), "neither of which gave Dickens satisfaction" (Hatton & Cleaver, p. 20), in their first state; 'Vellers' on title page; ALS tipped in, on light blue paper with the letterhead of Tavistock House, dated "Thursday [the] Fourth March 1859" and SIGNED at the bottom by Charles Dickens; LP consignment; shelved case 4, Dupont.
New York: Carleton Publishing Company, 1862. First American Edition and First Edition in English. Octavos, 5 volumes; VG-; bound in publisher's burgundy cloth boards, all volumes recently repaired, with segments of each spine missing; moderate rubbing to boards; faded gilt spine titles; small gift inscription on ffep of each volume; This set was issued in multiple colors of cloth as First Editions, this set is uniform in the brown cloth; Fantine (171 pages plus four-page publisher's advertisement), Cosette (164 pages plus four-page publisher's advertisement), Marius (150 pages plus two-page publisher's advertisement), Saint Denis (184 pages), and Jean Valjean (165 pages plus two-page publisher's advertisement).; consignment; shelved case 2.
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.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1929. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 342pp.; VG; 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 slightly loose; 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; LSM consignment; shelved case 2; The most renowned female screenwriter of the 20th century, and one of the most respected scriptwriters of any gender, Frances Marion was the first writer to win two Academy Awards, for her writing on The Big House (1930) and The Champ (1931), and the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. She served in Europe as a combat correspondent during World War I, after which she moved to Los Angeles and was employed by director Lois Weber as an assistant, in which position she received a thorough apprenticeship in the film industry. She began writing scripts and attracted the attention of Mary Pickford. The pair began a long relationship as both friends and artists, with Marion serving as Pickford's official screenwriter. She wrote many of Pickford's most famous and memorable silent films as well as many other of the great successful pictures of the 1920s and 1930s, and has been credited with writing 300 scripts and over 130 produced films. Her influence resurrected the career of Marie Dressler and resulted in her greatest glory, and her scripts for Marion Davies are among the most memorable of that actress' oeuvre. She died in 1973, one of the most respected names in Hollywood history.
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: 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 Thus. 32 Octavo set in 3/4 leather; VG to VG; No jackets (as issued); 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.
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.
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.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2012. Limited Edition, #20/400. Octavo, 303 pages; VG; bound in full green premium leather with gilt and black design; housed in a VG green clamshell; Reproduction of the illustrated edition published in Boston in 1873. From the Easton Press advertisement: "A beautiful 6-1/4" x 8-3/4" volume, fully bound in premium leather. All 110 original illustrations from the historic 19th century English language Edition. Replication of the 1873 Edition's spectacular two-color cover design. A raised "hubbed" spine deeply embossed with genuine 22kt gold. Acid-neutral paper that will not crumble with age. Printed marbled endsheets. A clamshell case, covered in luxurious fabric, specially designed for this edition. Limited to just 400 hand-numbered copies!"; of the 400 copies, this is number 20; certificate and unused bookplate loose within; shelved case 7.
London: William Heinemann, 1898. First Edition, First State. 8vo., 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 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 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.
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.
London: John Stockdale, 1793. Octavo; pp 225+187; Good; 1/4 bound brown leather spines with gilt text burgundy panel to spines; 2 volumes; cloths show slight foxing to spine with minor wear to boards; some wear to joints; minor wear to edges; text blocks have some age toning to exterior; some foxing to pages throughout text; engravings by William Blake; moderate toning to pages, with offset to facing pages; RL Consignment.
London: John Stockdale, 1793. Octavo; VG-; brown leather spines with gilt text and decorations to spines; raised bands to spines, gilt borders to boards; 2 volumes: vol. 1, 225 pp, vol. 2, 187 pp; green leather boards have age toning to edges, sunned spines, some wear to joints, some wear to exteriors and edges; gilt scroll to turned in edges; text blocks show some age toning to exterior edges, previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown of vol. 1, bookplate remnants to front pastedown of vol. 2; marbled endpapers; slight cracking to gutters; William Blake engravings having slight offsets to facing pages; offset to facing page from illustration on title page; all edges gilt; RL Consignment. Shelved case 13.
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.
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: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. First Edition, First State. Octavo, 231 pages,  ads; Poor; bound in publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt and black tooling to front board; moderate wear and chipping to head and tail of spine, fading to spine; gutter partially visible on endpaper gutters; gutter fully open on pages 24/2548/49, 72/73, 96/97, 120/121; some gatherings loose or attached by a sole piece of string; frontispiece and all 7 plates present; Page 9, last line '...presumptive...', page : 'New Books. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine...'; BAL 7100; consignment; 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.
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.
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1934. First American Edition. 8vo., 206pp.; VG-/G+; spine blue with tan lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut at $1.50; dust jacket has two large chips missing, on on the front board upper fore corner, and the other of equivalent size on the front board lower spine corner, each about one inch long; rear cover has two large rips starting on the top side, one about 2 inches and the other about 3 inches, some crinkling around the rips; some milder chipping to corners, head and tail of spine; red stain on part of lower text block; top edge of text block stained red; slight yellowing to page edges; copyright page states 1934 with no additional printings listed; AS consignment; shelved case 2.
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.
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.