New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972. First edition. Octavo; 1st edition; G-/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with black and gold print; DJ has edgewear with tears at spine ends and flap corners, rubbing, shelfwear; Boards in white cloth with gold print, wear to spine caps and corners, slight spotting to rear top and bottom edges, else clean and strong; Text block has yellow tinted top edge, penciled numbers on rear flyleaf, tanning to front endpapers, penciled marginal notation throughout; xvii, 260 pages.
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New York: Riverhead Books, 2016. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 340 pages; VG-/VG-; light blue spine with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; minor shelfwear and rubbing to the dust jacket, including a small tear to the upper front corner of the jacket flap; white sticker indicating author's signature at the front of the jacket; minor creasing at head and tail of the spine; minor soiling to the front and back of the jacket, as well as the back flap; price unclipped '$27.00'; bumping to the head and tail of the spine; minor soiling to the edges of the text block; name of previous owner on verso of ffep; signed flat by Conley on the title page; shelved LGBTQ.
London: Routledge, 1989. First UK Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; black spine with white and red text; first UK edition; dust jacket has slight shelf wear to exterior; mildly rubbed edges; small mark to rear flap; cloth exterior shows very slight wear; strong, sturdy boards; text block exterior edges lightly toned; gap to pp 98-99, due to pen being used as bookmark; some underlining and marginalia inside; otherwise interior good; pp 283.
London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1953. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 176 pages; VG/VG; spine orange with blue titling, dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut, mild fading to spine, mild wear and rubbing, primarily to extremities; Neat pencil note on the ffep, reading "with a 2 pp. note by Roger Senhouse describing one of Forster's Homosexual Affairs." Signed below the note in blue pencil by Roger Senhouse.; With two letters loose within, one from Roger Senhouse describing Forster's affairs in India in salacious detail, and one from Forster during WWII involving the Royal Air Force.; 2 page Autograph Letter Signed on one leaf of beige paper, dated 26-7-42. Written by Forster to a Bill and signed 'Morgan', with two horizontal folds and minor wear to extremities. Bill has apparently recently joined the R.A.F, and much of the letter is Forster discussing social engagements.; "...all of this silly "breaking" seems such a waste of the national effort. I had hoped the R.A.F. was beyond it, but it seems no more sensible today than when T.E. Lawrence pilloried it in The Mint - I always wished he would have published that exposure of N.C.O. mentality. I am sure it would have done good, but he was afraid of Lord Trenchard..."; 2 page Autograph Letter on one leaf of blue/green paper, dated 22/3/54, with dense writing by Roger Senhouse describing one of Forster's affairs. One horizontal fold, very mild wear to extremities; "Hill of Devi. Dinner at the Savile, to welcome Ragnar Svanström as a member. He was dining with Meyer, who was 1/4 hour late, so he sat between A. D. Peters & Charles ???, delighted to be so affably received. I settled Down at the round table with John Morris, who told me - after a night's visit to King's to hear the 3rd Prog St. John Passion - that ??? has received very few votes for his Provost election, but that he had stayed up till 3 am with E.M.F. who had told him the story of Dewas Senior. I had been shown Morgan's 2 letters apropos his ??? in ???, ??? ??? ??? based on a fine knowledge of character. What had baffled us both was why the adjective 'saintly' had been used of his unworthy ???. "Did you get the answer?" "I will tell you all after dinner." It started like this. "Did you know that anything definite - in the way of an affair, I mean - had occurred in Morgan's life before Bob?" "Yes, he told Lytton, but it was a dead secret. Twice the subject came up and I remembered leaning over the Bachs, on the bridge, till Clare was indelibly imprinted on my mind, without being made aware of what had occurred. I only know it was in India." "Well, he read me the whole account, unlocking a little cabinet to extract the diary. Then I spent another 2 hours writing it down. You must not repeat [not repeat underlined] what I shall briefly recount. M must have been about 40. The weather was very hot and he became more and more sexually excited for academics, perhaps because there was no person who had attracted him. However masturbation was of no avail. He wanted physical contact and companionship, yet his hunger was as acute as his sexual distress. At last he found a young man of about 15 with whom he made a date - to meet outside the palace, on a road, at 7 p.m. Little did he know that his advances had been the subject, for some little time, of speculation in the bazaars. The boy was a braggart & no doubt he had enquired what he should ask in exchange for this strange friendship with the Sahib. Rumors of this betrayal reached M's ear and he took umbrage. For several days he pondered. Should he go to his master? He did not keep the appointment, but punched up sufficient courage to broach the subject. He was politely received - to his surprise, sympathetically. It was not properly understood, he thought, but quite suddenly he was informed that one of the ??? had a bastard son who was so inclined. "Leave it to me - all will be well" An appointment was arranged. Mutual dislike and antipathy was manifest from the start. And hence the matter was dropped. Not so very much later, M was asked what had happened: knowing full well of the failure of his 1st attempt - he had forgotten M's predicament for a few days, that was all - he said he had now heard tell of a young barber who might well be found accommodating. Another apptmt was made. The boy should come shave him. He arrived one morning, and was asked to come again the following day. "What did you do?" John had asked, knowing the bashful habits, the ??? approach, the David-like advance "I first touched one of his lower buttons - there - and all was well." His visits were repeated, and no one was an the wiser, though on occasion strange places - and secret - had to be discovered: under the dust sheets in an empty room behind flimsy screws, in a secluded part of the ???, often they were interrupted. "The youth must have adored the intrigue!" I broke in. "I think he did. He went on a ??? with them. But he flew higher." One day, wanting to establish his position in the palace, he chose to enter his master's room while he was resting. "have you know, if someone touches your feet, you have to listen to his request." [I didn't] He placed his hands on the soles of his feet and begged that he might remain after the departure of the Gughish Sahib!" It was granted. "For my sake" M said the man was a Saint! But the boy told his master that the Gughish Sahib parting present had not been big enough!"; shelved case 3.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929. First Edition, First Printing, #394/2000. Octavo, 225 pages; G/Fair; spine green with black titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.50,' moderate chipping and wear to all extremities, including head of spine missing; staining to rear cover of jacket and book; front flap partially detached; discoloration to head and tail of spine; First Edition, First Printing, #394/2000; with two autograph letters signed, the first from his Fuller's niece Louise to a Mr. Rollins that "Among my Uncle's papers we found a list containing the names of those whom he wished to have first copies of his book 'Gardens of this World.'" The second is an undated letter in Fuller's hand about dropping in on Mr. Rollins.; CX consignment; NOTE: Shelved in Room G.
Thomaston ME: The Conservatory of American Letters, 1991. 152/200. Large Thin Octavo; VG; Orange spine without text; limited, numbered copies; this is no. 152 of 200; no jacket; cloth front and rear panels illustrated in silver foil and gilt decoration; minimal wear to corners; otherwise exterior very good; tight binding; text block edges have mild toning; interior clean; illustrated; pp 67 NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf above 7's Ephemera section.
Paris: H. Daragon, Libraire-Editeur, 1907. 568/655. Small Octavo; G+; lightly sunned red 1/4 bound spine with gilt text; numbered, limited copies; this is no. 568 of 655; probably rebound; no jacket; marbled boards show some rubbing exterior wear; slight incidental spots to rear board; text block exterior edges have moderately age toned; damp staining to fore edge, impacting some interior pages, as is; cracking to front hinge; slight foxing to few first and last pages; noticeable toning to interior page edges; frontispiece; illustrated; pp 279; text in French.
Berlin: C/O Berlin, 2011. First Edition. Octavo, 227 pages; VG-; full black and white pictorial binding; spine black with white lettering; some shelf wear and mild soiling; corners slightly bumped; mild creasing to joints; mild wear to crown and tail of spine; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs; facing text in German and English; pages clean; shelved Case 11.
Boston: James R. Osgood, 1877. First Edition, Second State. Octavo, [i-ii], -255 pages. In Good plus condition. Bound in mauve cloth with gilt and black lettering and ornamentation. Textblock edges dyed red. Boards have cocking to spine, mild rubbing to corners and mild edge wear and shelf wear. Textblock has splitting to interior hinges. Second State indicated by 'so' on page 65 line 16. Shelved Case 6.
Boston: James R. Osgood, 1877. First Edition, Second State. Octavo, [i-ii], -255 pages. In Very Good minus. Bound in green cloth with gilt and black lettering and ornamentation. Textblock edges dyed red. Boards have rubbing and bumping to corners and fraying to spine edges. Textblock has splitting to front interior hinge. Second State indicated by 'so' on page 65 line 16. Shelved Case 6.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1885. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo, 292, 12 pages. In Very Good condition. Bound in two shades of green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Second printing, with Marsh Island priced at $1.25 in rear ads. Minor shelfwear. Light soiling to spine, with fraying of cloth at head and tail. Light scuffing to front and rear covers. Age-toning to textblock. Signature of previous owner on second free endpaper. With 12 pages of advertisements in rear. Shelved in Case 6.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1899. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, [i-xii], -232. In Very Good minus condition. Bound in green cloth with silver lettering and ornamentation. Boards show sunning to spine, light rubbing to corners, and light tearing to spine edges. Textblock has light age toning and bookplate on front pastedown. Shelved Case 6.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1899. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, [i-xii], -232. In Good condition. Bound in green cloth with silver lettering and ornamentation. Boards show sunning to spine, moderate rubbing to edges, bending and slight tearing to spine edges, and partial ring-shaped stain on rear cover. Textblock has light age toning, faint pen inscription on front endpaper, and partial splitting to several gutters throughout textblock. Shelved Case 6.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1894. Holiday Edition, Second Printing. Octavo, vii, 305 pages. In Good plus condition. Bound in white and green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Silver stamping on front cover. Moderate shelfwear. Soiling to spine, and front and rear covers. Fraying to cloth along spine. Age-toning and water damage to middle of textblock. Former institutional stamp on page 43. Features illustrations throughout. Shelved in Front Counter.
Philadelphia: The F.A. Davis Co., 1893. First American Edition. Octavo, 436 pages. In Very Good minus condition. Bound in dark green cloth, spine has gold lettering and tooling. Moderate shelfwear and chipping to head and tail of spine with minor creasing along length. Minor soiling to front cover and slight chipping to back cover. Bumping and chipping to fore-edges and edges of boards. Tanning to edges of textblock with minor foxing and soiling to top and side edges. Age-toning to textblock with light foxing to first free edge. Minor creasing on front and rear pastedowns. Slight separation between first and second free edge along gutter. Inscription by previous owner on second free edge with light writing in pencil to top right of page. Shelved in in Case 12.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1918. First Book Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 232,  pages,  ads; VG; bound in quarter red cloth, paper boards. paper labels with black titling to spine and front board; mild fading to spine; slight cocking; Inscribed on the ffep by Amy Lowell to William Lyon Phelps, dated September 19th, 1918.; shelved case 0.
Cambridge: Houghton Milfin, 1941. First Edition. Octavo, 183 pages. In Good plus condition. Grey spine with black lettering. Full binding in grey cloth. Boards show light shelf wear and edge wear, modest soiling and slight sunning to spine. Text block has the ownership inscription of "Phyllis Flahive" on pastedown, a deckled fore edge and exhibits moderate age-toning. Note: Shelved in Netdesk Column B, ND-B.
Valencia, Spain: Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, 1999. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 267 pages; VG-; full red cloth binding; spine with black lettering; mild shelf wear and soiling; mild wear to corners; mild wear to crown and tail of spine; contains black and white and full color photos; pages clean; most text in Spanish, with introduction in English; pages clean; shelved Case 11.
Berlin: Bruno Gmunder, 2008. Quarto; Fair+; Hardcover; Spine, black with yellow print; Boards in illustrated paper with yellow print, bump and tear to spine head, else light shelfwear, clean and strong; Text block has cracked hinges front and rear, else clean and tight; Unpaged, chiefly illustrations (color). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates]. NOTE: Shelved in Room X, Case 4.
London: John Murray, 1833. Early Reprint. Octavo, 17 vols.; G+; contemporary full green leather bindings; spines paneled, with black and red leather labels and gilt lettering and design; some shelf wear and soiling; all edges of boards with gilt tooling; mild staining and scuffing to all boards; some wear to crowns and tails of all spines; marked chipping to labeled panels of spines, with some labels entirely missing; some wear to joints of all vols.; bright gilt dentelles at interior board edges; all edges gilt; red marbled endpapers; previous owner's bookplate at front pastedowns of all vols.; all vols. with engraved frontispieces; pages clean; shelved above Hardcover Sci-Fi.
New York: Howard Fertig, Inc., Publishers, 1985. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/G; gray spine with white text; first edition; dust jacket has red front and rear; heavily sunned spine; light sunning toward head edge; minor edge wear; mild exterior wear; cloth exterior shows light wear; slightly sunned spine and edges; strong boards; text block exterior edges have light wear; interior good; illustrated; pp 232.
Altadena: Twin Palms, 1991. Quarto; VG; Hardcover; Spine, brown without print; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Unpaged, all illustrations (b&w). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates] NOTE: Shelved in Room X, Case #3-4.
New York and London: New York University Press, 2004. First Printing. Octavo; VG-/paperback; black and white pictorial spine with white text; first printing; covers show minimal wear; intact binding; text block exterior edges have little wear; some underlining and marginalia inside, mostly to first half of text; illustrated; pp 463.
London: Cobden-Sanderson, 1936. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 436 pages; VG/VG; spine bright orange with white and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '10s. net'; dust jacket with light wear, small chipping and wear to extremities; with 'The Book Society Choice' wraparound band, split in two near rear flap; interior clean; shelved case 9.
Brooklyn, NY: Open Lens, 2015. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 302 pages; VG/VG; spine black with tan and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and scuffing; photo inscribed by Segal loose within; the photo also appears in the book at third page of photos; previous owner's name in red at title page; pages else clean; shelved LGBTQIA+.
Los Angeles: Jeff Sheng Studios, 2010. First Edition, First Printing. Oblong Quarto; VG/VG-; gray/black spine with white text; first edition, first printing; volume 2 only; dust jacket has slight exterior wear; mild rubbing to edges; cloth has minimal exterior wear; good, straight boards; text block clean; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; unpaginated; inscribed by Jeff Sheng.
New York: Riverhead Books, 2021. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 276 pages. In Very Good condition with a Very Good dust jacket. Spine black and multi-color with white lettering. Dust jacket protected in mylar covering, with price uncut: "$26.00". Minor shelfwear. Textblock clean. Signed flat by Taylor on second free endpaper. Shelved in HC Fiction.
New York: Random House, 1998. First Edition. Octavo; pp 268; VG/G; red/light blue spine with white and red text; dust jacket has soiling to spine; slight staining to head fore corners; sticker to front; mild rubbing to exterior and edges, otherwise; cloth has little wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows minimal wear to exterior edges; previous owner's name to ffep; interior clean; signed by author;.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1929. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 199 pages. In Good plus condition, lacking the issued dust jacket. Full blue cloth binding with faded gilt lettering on spine. Moderate shelfwear. Chipping along head and tail of spine. Rubbing to covers. Age toning to front free end paper and back free end paper. Textblock clean. Shelved Case 2.