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THE ANNUAL REGISTER, OR A VIEW OF THE HISTORY, POLITICS, AND LITERATURE FOR THE YEAR 1812 [Volume LIV]

THE ANNUAL REGISTER, OR A VIEW OF THE HISTORY, POLITICS, AND LITERATURE FOR THE YEAR 1812 [Volume LIV]

London: Printed for W. Otridge and Son, 1813. First edition. Octavo; xiii, 223, 568 pp. Very good in original calf, with a somewhat later rebacking, with remains of old gilt-decorated spine laid down. Some rubbing to boards, some wear to corners. Text clean and bright. Contains contemporary descriptions of the War of 1812 from the British point of view. [Transferred from Dupont to Rockville 6/20/2016].
[Book #13-114-1189093] Rockville Non-Retail Listings
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SIGNED AND INSCRIBED PHOTO OF ETHEL BARRYMORE. Ethel Barrymore.

SIGNED AND INSCRIBED PHOTO OF ETHEL BARRYMORE

Baltimore, MD: circa 1922. Signed Ethel Barrymore Colt and inscribed to Mr Schellhase, this photo features Ethel Barrymore with bobbed hair back when it was daring. It probably dates back to 1910. Miss Barrymore was married to Robert Colt from 1909 to 1923. Overall condition is Very Good, the photo is clean with little fading to the ink or emulsion, the back is age-toned and there are old pieces of cello tape stuck to the back, but no bleed-through. The biggest issue is that someone cut the borders on the print, making the actual size 9-1/4X7-1/4". Still and all, this is an Extremely Rare autograph from one of America's greatest actresses. Schellhase's Restaurant in Baltimore MD, owned by C H Otto Schellhase and Frieda Schellhase, operated from 1924 to 1980 and is "remembered for its heavy draperies and even heavier food." H.L. Mencken made it famous as the meeting place for his Saturday Night club. Mencken's influence led many in the world of the arts to gather there. Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullivan were married in Baltimore in 1931 and had their reception at Schellhase's. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne ate there every night while touring in "The Taming of the Shrew." The walls of Schellhase's gave testimony to its popularity with theatre types, being covered in signed photos of the many Broadway and Hollywood performers who stopped there in the 1930s, '40s, '50s and into the 1960s. -Shelved in Schellhase binder [consignment].
[Book #9-419-1216796] Dupont
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THE FLOATING OPERA [signed]. John Barth.

THE FLOATING OPERA [signed]

New York: Doubleday, 1967. Newsletter Text: John Barth THE FLOATING OPERA [SIGNED] New York: Doubleday, 1967. First published in 1956 and significantly revised by the author for this edition. An existentialist and nihilist first-person account of protagonist Todd Andrews contemplated suicide. Barth made a number of changes to the text, including restoration of the original ending. Hardcover with dust jacket. 252 pages. Author's signature on title page. CONDITION NOTES: Octavo 252pp. hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG- condition. Author signed on title page. Dust jacket rubbed, toned, soiled on spine and back cover, chipping to extremities. Black cloth covered boards clean. Text clean. Sturdy binding. Shelve in hardcover fiction.
[Book #9-3-1265536] Dupont
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BIJZONDERHEDEN OVER JAPAN. Secret memoirs of the reigning dynasty of djogouns or secular emperors of japan. Volume II. Door den Herre Titsingh, "Isaac Titsing"

BIJZONDERHEDEN OVER JAPAN. Secret memoirs of the reigning dynasty of djogouns or secular emperors of japan. Volume II.

Netherlands: De Weduwe J. Allart, 1825. First;. This book is in DUTCH; volume II only; narrow octavo in dark green and brown cloth; Good+; spine in embossed, brown, thick cloth with gold gilt; binding strong; boards have moderate shelf wear, mostly around external edges and spine; tiny handwritten sticker on upper left inside cover; clean flaps illustrated in brown, flowery paper; front end pages discolored, with small stamps; back end page has penciled inscription; title page with original Japanese, colored illustration; thin paper slightly discolored with little foxing; text in fairly large print, clean; on pp. 192-3, beautiful folded original Japanese colored illustration of the earthquake and eruption of the mountain of fire Asama-yama; pp. 264; Case #6.
[Book #9-7-1226883] Dupont
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BECAUSE THE NIGHT [signed]. James Ellroy.

BECAUSE THE NIGHT [signed]

New York: The Mysterious Press, 1984. 1st. Newsletter Text: James Ellroy BECAUSE THE NIGHT [SIGNED] New York: The Mysterious Press, 1984. First edition. A botched liquor store heist leaves three grisly dead. A hero cop is missing. Nobody could see a pattern in these two stray bits of information–no one except Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins, a brilliant and disturbed L.A. cop with an obsessive desire to protect the innocent. From the master of L.A. noir comes this beautiful and brutal tale. Hardcover with dust jacket. 280 pages. Author's signature and inscription dated 4/9/84: "The L.A. night descends!" CONDITION NOTES: Octavo 280pp. hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. Author signed and inscribed "The L.A. night descends!" on front free endpaper. DJ wrapped in brodart, foxing on flap fold only, all else very good. Green clothette covered boards, gilt title on spine. Boards and DJ show light shelf wear. Text block shows foxing. Text clean, binding tight. shelve hardcover mystery.
[Book #9-140-1265538] Dupont
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AND THEN ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE - TWO DECADES IN THE MIDDLE EAST [SIGNED]. Richard Engel.

AND THEN ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE - TWO DECADES IN THE MIDDLE EAST [SIGNED]

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. First Edition, First Printing. Newsletter Text: Richard Engel AND THEN ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE Two Decades in the Middle East [SIGNED] New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. First Edition, First Printing. The author's harrowing adventures are a gripping read and a portal to how the Middle East has changed since he arrived as a young reporter in 1996. Gives readers a broad understanding of the calamities of the last two decades. Hardcover with dust jacket. 241 pages. Author's signature on title page. CONDITION NOTES: 8vo., ix, 241pp.; VG/VG; spine red and black with white and orange lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; SIGNED by Engel on title page; very minor bumping and shelfwear; shelved window display or middle east.
[Book #9-102-1266754] Dupont
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MEMOIRES DE LA VIE PRIVEE DE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, ECRITS PAR LUI-MEME, ET ADRESSES A SON FILS [SUIVIS D'UN PRECIS HISTORIQUE DE SA VIE POLITIQUE, ET DE PLUSIEURS PIECES, RELATIVES A CE PERE DE LA LIBERTE]. Benjamin Franklin.

MEMOIRES DE LA VIE PRIVEE DE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, ECRITS PAR LUI-MEME, ET ADRESSES A SON FILS [SUIVIS D'UN PRECIS HISTORIQUE DE SA VIE POLITIQUE, ET DE PLUSIEURS PIECES, RELATIVES A CE PERE DE LA LIBERTE]

Paris: Chez Buisson, Librairie, 1791. First French edition [True First Edition]. Octavo; good+/none; brown leather spine with faux banding and gilt highlights; gilt title on black label; half-bound w/gray and black marbled boards; ex libris, small bookplate and several pencil signatures; ffep, excised; edge wear and bumping; text block, clean; 207 pp.; [pagination error, at pp. 203-7, numbered as 360-363]; light general toning; joints, split starts; edges and corners, chipping and wear; ---Howes F323 ("b"). Streeter Sale 4171. Ford 383. Grolier American 100, 21. Sabin 25549. The French edition preceded the English language printings. The first British edition appeared in 1793, and the first American not until 1794; else very good; ---previous owners of this volume include C. R. Eliot, First Unitarian minister in Oregon and President of Reed College. -Shelve case # 1.
[Book #9-114-1225083] Dupont
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CARL SANDBURG. Harry Golden, Carl Sandburg.

CARL SANDBURG

Cleveland: World Publishing, 1961. First Edition. Newsletter Text: Harry Golden CARL SANDBURG [SIGNED] Cleveland: World Publishing, 1961. First Edition. Biography of poet Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) told in an upbeat anecdotal style. Sandburg was a noted poet, writer, musician, and thinker. A pacifist, he was a Spanish-American war veteran who later supported U.S. involvement in two World Wars. A supporter of Swedish-style socialism, he had many Republican admirers due to his biographies of Abraham Lincoln. Sandburg's support for such radical ideas as old age pensions, worker compensation, and a minimum wage became mainstream in his life time. Author Harry Golden was a friend and neighbor of Sandburg. Hardcover with dust jacket. 287 pages with black and white photos. Signed by both Sandburg and Golden. CONDITION NOTES: Octavo; VG/VG; Red spine with black and white lettering; Stated first edition; SIGNED by BOTH Golden and Sandburg; Light wear to dust jacket, toned at spine, now covered by a mylar brodart cover; Boards straight with light edgewear; Binding tight; Pages toned, but free of marking; 287 pages. SHELVED: Case 0.
[Book #9-36-1255880] Dupont
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SHE DROVE WITHOUT STOPPING. Jaimy Gordon.

SHE DROVE WITHOUT STOPPING.

Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 1990. First edition; signed. Newsletter Text: Jaimy Gordon SHE DROVE WITHOUT STOPPING [SIGNED] Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 1990. First edition. The on-the-road story of brave, brainy, erotic Jane Turner: child of the fifties, student of the sixties, her sexual identity molded by affluent America's love affair with Freud and set at liberty by its sexual revolution. Hardcover with dust jacket. 390 pages. Author's signature on title page. CONDITION NOTES: Octavo in dark brown hardcovers with pink and yellow DJ in brodart; VG/VG; ex-libris plate inside front cover; previous owner's inscription on ffedp; author's signature on title page; tiny black mark on lower external edge; text and paper clean; pp. 390; shelved in hardcover fiction.
[Book #9-3-1265107] Dupont
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TRITON AND BATTLE OF WIZARDS. L. Ron Hubbard, William Benulis, jacket designer.

TRITON AND BATTLE OF WIZARDS

Los Angeles, CA: Fantasy Publishing, 1949. First thus. Octavo; vg+/vg; dj, green spine with yellow title; HB, beige cloth spine with black text; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 172 pp.; pristine; dj,scarce; [BRO-DART]; minor chipping and short closed tears; light toning starts; [DC Store: Case 2].
[Book #9-145-1206863] Dupont
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THE ONE FROM THE OTHER. A BERNIE GUNTHER NOVEL. [signed]. Philip Kerr.

THE ONE FROM THE OTHER. A BERNIE GUNTHER NOVEL. [signed]

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2006. First edition; signed. Newsletter Text: Philip Kerr THE ONE FROM THE OTHER A Bernie Gunther Novel [SIGNED] New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2006. First edition. The year is 1949 and Bernie has moved to Munich to reestablish himself as a private investigator. When the beautiful Frau Britta Warzok hires him for an apparently simple job, Bernie’s suspicions flare but the money is too good to turn down. Soon Bernie finds himself on the run, because in a defeated and divided Germany, it’s hard to know friends from enemies, the one from the other. Hardcover with dust jacket. 372 pages. Author's signature on title page. CONDITION NOTES: Octavo in grey hardcovers with black DJ; VG/VG; white letters on spine; signature on ffep; in very good condition; pp. 372; shelved in hardcover mystery section.
[Book #9-140-1265547] Dupont
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THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE. Arthur Koestler.

THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1968. First American Edition. Newsletter Text: Arthur Koestler THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE New York: The Macmillan Company, 1968. First American Edition. Philosophical / psychological explanation of humanity's tendency toward self-destruction in terms of brain structure, philosophies, and cyclical political–historical dynamics, reaching the height of its potential in the nuclear arms arena. Hardcover with dust jacket. 384 pages. CONDITION NOTES: 8vo., 384p.; VG/VG; spine green with black and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelfwear; top edge of text block green; price unclipped; shelved philosophy.
[Book #9-39-1268596] Dupont
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THE WHITE CROW. WHO KILLED LINES-BOWER? Philip MacDonald.

THE WHITE CROW. WHO KILLED LINES-BOWER?

London: The Detective Story Club, ca. 1928. undated; ca. 1928 first edition. NEWSLETTER TEXT: Philip MacDonald THE WHITE CROW Who Killed Lines-Bower? London: The Detective Story Club, c.1928. First edition. A wealthy financier is killed in his office, but how did the murderer escape? Anthony Gethryn knows, and he suspects one of the people involved. But he needs proof. Note: Contains racist language. Hardcover in dust jacket. 282 pages. CONDITION NOTES: 10mo in blue hardcovers with orange DJ in brodart; VG/VG; spine blue and green; moderate soiling on both DJ and boards; good binding; paper heavily age-toned, specially around edges; text clean; pp. 282; shelved in Case # 8.
[Book #9-140-1267676] Dupont
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THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN FORCES DURING THE WAR WHICH ESTABLISHED THE INDEPENDENCE OF HIS COUNTRY, AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. [COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES]. John Marshall.

THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN FORCES DURING THE WAR WHICH ESTABLISHED THE INDEPENDENCE OF HIS COUNTRY, AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. [COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES]

London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1804-1807. First Edition. NEWSLETTER TEXT: John Marshall THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN FORCES DURING THE WAR WHICH ESTABLISHED THE INDEPENDENCE OF HIS COUNTRY, AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. [COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES] London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1804-1807. First Edition. John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1801–1835). Marshall greatly admired George Washington, and between 1804 and 1807 published this influential five-volume biography. Marshall's Life of Washington was based on records and papers provided to him by the late president's family. The first volume was reissued in 1824 separately as A History of the American Colonies. The work reflected Marshall's Federalist principles. His revised and condensed two-volume Life of Washington was published in 1832. Historians have often praised its accuracy and well-reasoned judgments, while noting his frequent paraphrases of published sources such as William Gordon's 1801 history of the Revolution and the British Annual Register. CONDITION NOTES: 8vos., 5 volumes; G; spines paneled brown leather with a black label and a red label, gilt lettering; bound in full leather, mottled boards; marbled endpapers; moderate shelfwear to all volumes, including bumping and chipping to corners, cracking to spines; more severe cracking to head of volume 4; volume 2 spine has more wear than the other volumes, including a missing red label; some boards slightly loose; Volume 1: lacking frontispiece of George Washington, 2 folding maps in rear, Volume 2: lacking folding frontispiece of Mount Vernon, Volume 3: lacking folding frontispiece of City of Washington, tailpiece, Volume 5: lacking folding frontispiece of map of Boston, all 9 folding maps in rear; due to weight, please contact for shipping information; shelved case 1.
[Book #9-19-1270945] Dupont
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JOURNAL DU VOYAGE DE MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE EN ITALIE PAR LA SUISSE & L'ALLEMAGNE EN 1580 & 1581. [2 TOMES/VOLUMES]. Michel de Montaigne.

JOURNAL DU VOYAGE DE MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE EN ITALIE PAR LA SUISSE & L'ALLEMAGNE EN 1580 & 1581. [2 TOMES/VOLUMES]

Chez Le Jay, 1774. Two duodecimos (6.75" tall) in handsome full brown leather boards. Tome I: cviij, 324, 8 (ads); Tome II: 601. Both volumes are in VG condition. The following describes both volumes: minor shelfwear, minor bumping to head and tail of spine and corners of boards, light age-toning, light touches of sporadic foxing. Handsome marbled endpapers and paste-downs. Binding strong, text clean. Text in French. Texte en francais. Assez bon etat. Deux tomes. Complete. [Spines have five raised bands, gilt text and tooling. Shelved in Case 3 - Travel and Exploration].
[Book #9-40-1198395] Dupont
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PHILOSOPHICALL POEMS. Henry More.

PHILOSOPHICALL POEMS

Cambridge: Printed by Roger Daniel, Printer to the University, 1647. First Edition, First Issue. 12mo., 436pp.; G+; spine paneled black leather with gilt lettering; some bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; gutter visible on ffep; pages 435, 436, and the errata page are facsimiles laid loose within; pages 431-434 have some damage to the fore edges and corners; small piece of paper with a description of the volume pasted onto verso of ffep; some notes in ink on verso of title page; some toning to page edges from age; what appears to be a name written on title page in ink; by one of the most famous of the Cambridge Platonists; JG consignment; shelved case 10.
[Book #9-114-1271114] Dupont
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THE WANT BONE [SIGNED]. Robert Pinsky.

THE WANT BONE [SIGNED]

New York: The Ecco Press, 1990. First Edition. Newsletter Text: Robert Pinsky THE WANT BONE [SIGNED] New York: The Ecco Press, 1990. First Edition. "It’s largely about making, which is also destroying. Civilization in all of its horror and ugliness and its beauty consists of, you know, it’s really all the work of Shiva, the Hindu god with the hammer who makes and breaks any artifact you look at." --Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. Hardcover with dust jacket. 70 pages. Author's inscription on title page. CONDITION NOTES: 8vo., 70pp.; VG/VG; spine black with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, some green staining to mylar rear cover only; minor bumps to rear boards; inscribed on title page by Pinsky; stated first edition; shelved poetry.
[Book #9-36-1265998] Dupont
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THE ENGLISH PARNASSUS, OR, A HELPE TO ENGLISH POESIE. CONTAINING A SHORT INSTITUTION OF THAT ART, A COLLECTION OF ALL RHYMING MONOSYLLABLES, THE CHOICEST EPITHETS, AND PHRASES: WITH SOME GENERAL FORMS UPON ALL OCCASIONS, SUBJECTS, AND THEAMS, ALPHABETICALLY DIGESTED. Josua Poole, Joshua.

THE ENGLISH PARNASSUS, OR, A HELPE TO ENGLISH POESIE. CONTAINING A SHORT INSTITUTION OF THAT ART, A COLLECTION OF ALL RHYMING MONOSYLLABLES, THE CHOICEST EPITHETS, AND PHRASES: WITH SOME GENERAL FORMS UPON ALL OCCASIONS, SUBJECTS, AND THEAMS, ALPHABETICALLY DIGESTED

London: Printed for Tho. Johnson, 1657. First Edition. 12mo., 229-596pp.; G+; quarter bound leather binding, spine brown leather, no lettering, moderate wear including chipping to head and tail of spine, creases in spine, bumping and chipping to corners, boards; marbled paper boards; interior has some writing in margins; title page has some soiling, signs of repair, two names in ink; pages 231-234 loose within; some waving to upper fore corner; JG consignment; shelved case 3.
[Book #9-114-1271186] Dupont
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TRAVESTIES. Tom Stoppard.

TRAVESTIES

London: Faber and Faber, 1975. First UK Edition. Newsletter Text: Tom Stoppard TRAVESTIES London: Faber and Faber, 1975. First UK Edition. From an obscure footnote in Ulysses, Stoppard spins a fantastically elaborate scenario: A minor British consular official named Henry Carr reminisces about Zürich in 1917 during the First World War, and his interactions with James Joyce (when he was writing Ulysses), Tristan Tzara (during the rise of Dada), and Lenin (before the Russian Revolution). CONDITION NOTES: Approx. 5" x 8" VG hardcover in VG dustjacket. Rubbing to corners and spine ends of slightly cocked boards. Age-toned dustjacket retains original UK price on unclipped front flap; superficial scuffing and creases with wear along fore-edges; small chips to spine ends and corners and a short tear from top front edge that previous owner repaired with clear tape on the topside. Jacket now protected in clear mylar overlay. Light soiling to edges of text block. Very mild foxing to endpapers. Shelve in Case #0.
[Book #9-33-1179989] Dupont
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NEW YORK 1954.1955 [SIGNED]. William Klein.

NEW YORK 1954.1955 [SIGNED]

Manchester: Dewi Lewis Publishing, 1995. Expanded Later Edition. Tall quarto in black boards with bold white text. VG+/VG+. Dust jacket in red with white and black text. SIGNED by photographer William Klein with white marker on glossy black title page. This is the 1994 expanded edition of Klein's original 1956 publication. This edition features almost 100 more pages and dozens of additional photos not included in the original publication. Bundled with this book is a 36 page museum catalog produced by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in conjunction with the 1995 exhibition. Museum catalog in good condition. 250pp. Shelved atop case 3 April 2016 Newsletter Text: William Klein NEW YORK 1954.1955 [Signed] Manchester: Dewi Lewis Publishing, 1995. Expanded Later Edition. This is the 1994 edition of Klein's original 1956 publication. Features almost 100 more pages and dozens of additional photos not included in the original. Signed by photographer William Klein with white marker on glossy black title page. 250 pages. Bundled with this book is a 36 page museum catalog produced by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in conjunction with the 1995 exhibition. 9-37-1255458 $500.
[Book #9-37-1255458] Dupont
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