Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Octavo; VG-/G+ Hardcover w/ Dustjacket; Off White spine with Blue text; Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering; Dustjacket has some edgewear, creasing near head edge of spine, slight shelfwear; Boards strong, slight edgewear, slight shelfwear; Textblock clean; 491 pp.
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London: Edward Arnold, 1984. Second Edition. Octavo; VG/paperback; black spine with orange and white text; second edition; covers have slight exterior wear; intact panels; text block exterior edges have mild shelf wear; tight binding; mild offset toward tail edge to first few pages; interior clean; illustrated; pp 483.
New York: Liveright, Inc., 1932. First Edition, Limited: #147/165. Octavo, 359 pages; VG; Black cloth spine with gilt lettering; Beveled boards show mild shelfwear, moderate wear to head and tail of spine, and light fading to spine; Textblock has mild age-toning throughout; Anderson's signature appears on the limitation page, which states that this is #147 of 165 printed copies; CX consignment; Shelved in case 2.
New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1970. First Printing. Octavo; VG-/G; off-white spine with black and blue text; first printing; dust jacket has modest exterior wear; some staining to head front fore edge and flap head edge; minor edge wear; cloth shows very mild wear to exterior; minor edge wear; intact binding; sturdy boards; textblock exterior edges have light tone; illustrated; interior clean; pp 523.
Paris: 1916. Original 1916 WWI benefit poster for the 1916 tri-annual exposition of French Art in Paris. Features art by Steinlen and measures 39 1/8in x 51 1/8in Poster currently sealed behind plastic; creasing, wrinkling, edge-wear, and evidence of minor water damage to upper left corner. Shipping flat will likely be expensive--and dangerous--so plan on removing poster from plastic and shipping folded or rolled in sturdy tube (unless buyer has specific shipping preferences). CX Consignment.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1953. First Edition. Octavo, xii, 895 pages; VG/VG-; Bottom half of spine is banded grey, red and beige with alternating red and white lettering, top half is graphic of same colors; Price clipped; Dustjacket has a chip at bottom left of the front cover and bottom center of the back cover, with minor chipping and wear along the top edge, and moderate age-toning; The boards show minor wear to the head of the spine; The textblock has light even age-toning throughout; Aiken's inscription appears on the ffep: "For David Tipton / from Conrad Aiken / Brewster 1970"; CX Consignment; Shelved case 0.
London, New York, Sydney: Wiley-Interscience/John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 1971. Octavo; pp 181; VG-/G; purple spine with beige text; scarce; UK hardback edition; dust jacket has slight rubbing to exterior, mostly to joints; minor edge wear; some foxing inside jacket; cloth shows only light exterior wear; strong boards; text block edges slightly toned; offset to endpapers; few numbers interiors to fep; previous owner's name to title page; interior clean; illustrated.
Norfolk: New Directions, 1948. First Edition. Large Octavo, 196 pages; VG-/VG; Dark grey spine with black lettering; Price unclipped "$2.75"; Dustjacket has some chipping at head and tail of spine, age-toning to the back cover, and minor shelfwear along joints of the spine; The boards have moderate shelfwear (especially at the head/tail of the spine), and moderate cornerwear; Textblock shows some age-toning (more prominent along the top edge), and a previous owner's bookplate appears on the front paste-down; CX consignment; Shelved at case 13.
New York: Brentano's, 1924. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 126 pages; VG-/none; bound in publisher's black cloth, faded titling to spine, dull gilt titling to front cover; George Gershwin's copy with his ownership signature on pencil on the front endpaper; Herschel Brickell's review newspaper clipping to ffep, offsetting to front pastedown and endpaper; CX consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1942. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xiii, 541 pages; VG-/none; Brown cloth spine with green lettering; The boards show some soiling along the spine, with minor shelfwear to the head and tail of the spine; The textblock has mild even age-toning throughout, and the stamped name of previous owner "Ben B. Seligman" appears in red on the bottom edge; Book is inscribed by Kazin to the same on the ffep: "For Ben + Libby, with / deepest love + gratitude - / Alfred Kazin / Oct 26, 1942"; CX consignment; Shelved Case 13.
Chicago: Private Edition, 1931. Limited Edition, #481/1000. 12mo., unpaginated; VG; bound in publisher's black cloth, teal and blue paper labels to spine and front cover, teal and blue titling; Signed flat on the limitation page by Toomer, #481/1000, also inscribed by Toomer on the ffep to Mildred G Green, Christmas '32; CX consignment; shelved case 0.
Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Thick Octavo; VG-/G Hardcover w/ Dustjacket; Red spine with Gold text; Dustjacket has some edgewear, some shelfwear, small open tear along head edge of spine, small closed tears and bending along tail edge of rear cover, fraying at corners; Boards strong, slight edgewear, slight shelfwear, slight bowing to front cover; Textblock clean; 920 pp.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 440 pages; VG/VG-; Spine banded brown, blue-grey, and teal with yellow graphic label and black lettering; Price is unclipped "$3.50"; The dustjacket has an inch-long closed tear on the slight wear to the bottom of both covers and head of the spine, and 1/2-inch closed tear at the top of the back cover; The boards have some slight discoloration along the joint of the spine on the front cover; Inscription by Dos Passos in ink on the ffep: "To the / Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights / Cordially / John Dos Passos / March 1950"; CX consignment; Shelved in case 2.
Birdsboro: Pennsylvania German Society, 1985. Octavo; G+ Hardcover; Tan spine with Brown text; Boards strong, some edgewear, some shelfwear, toning to both covers and spine; Textblock has brown stains along hinges between front endpaper and pastedown and between title page and frontispiece, embossed stamp on title page; 405 pp.
Paris: Chez Henri Grand, 1813, 1816. First French Edition. Octavo, 2 vols.; VG; full 20th century red library bindings; spines with gilt lettering; mild shelf wear and soiling; very mild age-toning to textblocks; facing text in Greek and French; contains mathematical diagrams; pages clean; shelved Case 10.
New York: New Directions, 1943. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 208 pages; VG/G-; beige dust jacket with dark green titling; dust jaket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.00', both flaps detached but present, chipping to upper edge of front cover, upper and lower edges of front flap, front hinge; interior clean; any copies are scarce, let alone copies with dust jackets; CX consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. First Edition, Second Printing. Small Octavo, ix, 75 pages; VG/VG-; Beige spine with faded red lettering; Price unclipped "$3.00"; Dustjacket shows some light soiling, fading along the edges of the covers/along the spine, and there is a closed 1/2-inch tear at the bottom of the front cover; Boards have minor edgwear at the head of the spine; Ransom's inscription appears on the ffep: "For Huntington, / inscribed with / full affection, / John Crowe Ransom / October 25, 1952"; CX consignment; Shelved at case 0.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 89 pages; VG; bound in colorful paper covered boards over black cloth spine, faded titling to spine; some rubbing and wear, particularly along extremities; bookstore label to front pastedown; binding slightly shaken; CX consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1921. First Edition. Small Octavo, 80 pages; VG; Grey wave graphic design on brown, with brown paper label and black lettering; Book boards show mild edgewear to bottom of covers and along hinges of spine, mild age-toning along the spine, and minimal wear to orange paper labels on front and back covers; The textblock has mild age-toning to deckled bottom and fore-edge; Ex libris of former owner "Groff Conklin" appears on front pastedown; Inscription from Aiken is written on ffep: "For William Van Keuren / from Conrad Aiken / January . 1940 ."; CX consignment; Shelved in case 0.
Nathaniel Currier, 1844. Colorful lithograph depicting former United States Presidential candidate, Henry Clay, with the caption, "JUSTICE TO HARRY OF THE WEST." Litho published in 1844 by Nathaniel Currier and measures 10" x 14" (resting in a wooden 12 1/12" x 16 1/2" frame). Lithograph in good condition with slight fading of text. There is some creasing, edge-wear, and light toning where the print has been protected by framing (litho has not been removed from frame); minor dent visible along right edge (see Photo No.9 ). Frame has wear with a few scrapes and chips and tape on back. CX Consignment (shelved Allan's office).
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition. Octavo, 348 pages; VG-/VG-; spine age toned white, with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling; some age toning to jacket overall; small chips missing at corners of flap folds; two small closed tears at lower edge of jacket front; small chip missing at crown of jacket spine; price uncut '$2.50'; previous owner's name at front free endpaper; crack to back board; contains black and white woodcut illustrations; pages clean; CX consignment; shelved Case 5.
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1974. Second Edition. Octavo; pp 436; VG/VG-; blue spine with white text; second edition; dust jacket has mildly sunned exterior; minor edge wear; slight crease to front flap fore edge; cloth has minimal wear to front and rear; lightly sunned spine; slightly rubbed corners; strong boards; text block exterior edges have mild tone; minor ink mark to exterior head edge; tight binding; slight offset to endpapers; few numbers stamped and fep; interior pages clean; illustrated.
1939. 5.25 in x 5.25 in Vintage 3 photograph titled "Wounded Zouave." This is a 1930's re-strike of the classic 1863 photograph by Matthew Brady. Photo has light edge-wear and bending to corners with a few scattered light scratches (Photos 5-8); date-stamped on back 12/17/1939 and comes with "Letter of Authenticity" from RMY Auctions. CX Consignment (shelved Allan's office).
c.1850's. Broadside Ballad song sheet titled "To the West!", published c.1950's by H. De Marsan Single white wove paper measuring 6.75" x 9.75" with decorative border depicting a mix of characters. Song sheet has light age-toning and creasing, edge-wear with small partial tears; slight fading of ink CX Consignment (shelved Allan's office).
Cleveland: Plain Dealer, 1964. ~7" x 9" black-and-white photograph of Martin Luther King, Jr. shaking hands with supporters in Cleveland in 1964. This is a Type I photograph stamped on back by "Cleveland Plain Dealer" and accompanied by LOA from RMY Auctions. Photo has bumping to corners (with partial tear of upper right corner), as well as light creasing and scratching CX Consignment (Shelved Allan's office).
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First Edition. Octavo, 151 pages; VG/VG; Light blue green spine with black lettering; Dustjacket has slight age-toning along top edge of front cover and along spine, with mild wear to head of spine; Boards have mild wear to head and tail of spine; Textblock has sporadic foxing to interior and along fore- and bottom edges; CX consignment; Shelved in case 0.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1917. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 408 pages; VG; contemporary full brown cloth binding; spine with gray lettering; in VG brown slipcase; mild shelf wear and soiling; slight wear to crown of spine; upper edge dyed brown; inscribed by Hergesheimer at front free endpaper; pages clean; CX consignment; shelved Case 13.
TWO original Henry Clay-related items: The Whig Almanac and Politicians' Register for 1844 (featuring Henry Clay on cover) Measures 5" x 7.5"; all pages present (back cover detached); wear to cover and spine with creasing and edge wear (partial tears); bumping to corners; minor spotting throughout AND The National Clay Minstrel. And True Whig's Companion, for the Presidential Canvass of 1844 (Henry Clay: Campaign Songbook.) Philadelphia, George Hood, 126pp., bound in embossed brown cloth. Front cover gold stamped "Clay Minstrel". Damp stains, cracked hinges, light mildew to covers, bumped corners, light loss to spine. CX Consignment (Shelved Allan's office).
Currier & Ives, 1870. Original 13 7/8 in x 10 in lithograph published by Currier & Ives in 1870 titled "California Scenery. Seal Rocks-Point Lobos" Litho has creasing, light foxing, and wear to edges with partial tears (majority of tears originate at edges; one 3/4" partial tear in body (see photo #9); evidence of water damage and repair to back (tape) CX Consignment (shelved Allan's office).
New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. First Printing. Thick Octavo; VG/VG-; yellow spine with blue text; first printing; dust jacket has only light exterior wear; slight dings to edges; cloth exterior clean; straight boards; mildly dented spine edges; text block exterior edges show slight wear; light foxing to exterior head and tail edges; interior clean; illustrated; pp 984.
New York: Fliers & Ridge Printing, 1892. "Official Programme" from the dedication of the Monument and Tomb of General Grant in Riverside, NY (April 27, 1892) Program consists of 18 pages with engraving of Grant on first page; complete with COA from The Written Word Autographs Wear to program cover with creasing and edge-wear (several small partial tears); pages are loose from staple/binding. Please view photographs for more information on condition CX Consignment (shelved Allan's office).
1844. 2" x 8" pink silk ribbon commemorating Whig party barbecue held on 9/8/1842. Includes a note stating the following: "Badge worn at a convention held at Dayton Ohio when Henry Clay was the Whig Candidate for President 1844." Ribbon has a few horizontal folds, minor soiling at ends, pin-sized holes at the top, light fraying at both ends, and a thin 1/2" tear at bottom right edge CX Consignment (shelved Allan's office).
1844. 3" x 7.75" silk ribbon issued for the Massachusetts Whig Convention held on September 19, 1844. Worn by a member of the "Boston Young Mens Whig Club." Gold bullion star affixed at top. Thin silk ribbon has a few small holes, minor brown spotting, and horizontal folds. CX Consignment (shelved Allan's office).
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1931. Octavo, 421 pages; VG/VG; Banded burnt orange / light brown with faded brown lettering; Price unclipped "$1.00"; Dustjacket has a closed 1/2-inch tear at top of front cover, some wear to the head and tail of the spine, and mild fading along the spine; Boards are slightly bowed, with slight shelfwear to the top and bottom edges (especially at head of spine); minor foxing/age-toning to the top edge of the textblock; CX consignment; Shelved in case 13.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 787 pages; VG/VG; with VG- orange pamphlet; spine yellow, with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling; multiple small closed tears to upper and lower edges of jacket front; small closed tear at crown of jacket spine; some soiling to jacket back; two small closed tears at upper edge of jacket back; price uncut '$15.00'; upper edge dyed navy; mild fading and soiling to pamphlet; volume inscribed by Unterecker at half title; pamphlet inscribed by Unterecker at title page; volume contains black and white photos; pages of both items clean; CX consignment; shelved Case 5.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1978. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; dark green/ black and white pictorial spine with off-white text; first edition; dust jacket has slight exterior wear; small chip to spine tail edge; otherwise minor edge wear; lightly toned flaps; cloth exterior shows light spots; tight binding; strong boards; text block exterior edges mildly toned; previous owner's name to title page; interior clean; illustrated; pp 378.
Wien and New York: Springer-Verlag, 1974. Octavo; VG-/VG-; white spine with black text; volume 4 only; dust jacket has slight exterior wear; bumping to spine edges; minor chips to edges; cloth has lightly spotted exterior; strong, straight boards; intact binding; bumped spine edges; text block exterior edges show light tone; illustrated; slight offset toning to front endpaper and p 536; text in German; pp 536.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Limited; #75/200. Octavo, xiii, 359 pages; VG-; Faded green cloth with gilt lettering; Book is housed in a fair slipcase, with loose top edge; book boards show slight soiling to front cover, the spine has minor fading, there is slight wear to the head and tail of the spine and corners; Textblock shows light even age-toning throughout, and the last two-thirds remain largely uncut; Aiken's signature appears on the limitation page, which notes that this is number 75 of 200 printed copies; ; CX consignment; Shelved in Case 0.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1972. First Printing. Octavo; VG/G+; black spine with blue and white text; first printing; dust jacket shows slight wear to exterior; few chips to edges; some rubbing wear to fore edges and joints; exterior cloth has very little wear; small bump to front head fore corner; strong boards; light edge wear otherwise; textblock exterior edges have mild tone; mild shadow toning to endpapers; lightly stamped numbers to fep; interior pages clean; pp 539.