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Book Quotes.

Boston, MA: Doe Press, 2004. First Edition. Broadside. "In Celebration of the 28th Annual Boston Antiquarian Book Fair Nov. 19-21, 2004. Printed for the Ticknor Society by the Doe Press." Quotations by Ross MacDonald and Virginia Woolf. Bright and clean. Approx. 9x11" Gray, fiber embedded paper, black ink.  Item #3210
Price: $35.00
 

Retort:. A Definitive Guide to Having All the Answers.

Settlement Professional, Inc. nd. First Edition (presumed). Hardcover. A very clever and extremely well produced promotional item created by/for Settlement Professional, Inc (presumably for a limited number of major plaintiff's firms). An entertaining collection of retorts presented in a cleverly and elegantly designed volume. Tight, bright and unmarred. Quarterbound, dark...   Item #5225
Price: $25.00
 

All Men are Enemies.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. A novel set on the Continent and in Britain spanning the years 1900-1927. This text features a number of expurgations that were not made in the U.S. text of the same year. Light shelf/edge wear, small bump at bottom edge of front...   Item #6324
Price: $75.00
 

Figures.

Portland, ME: Wolfe Editions, 2000. First Edition. Stringbound Wraps. Letterpress printed by David Wolfe. A lovely copy of this charming collection of poetry. Tight, bright and unmarred. Deep purple wraps, black ink lettering, red string binding. Narrow 8vo. np. Signed by the author.  Item #4157
Price: $45.00
 

The Meadow-Brook Girls Across County:. or The Young Pathfinders on a Summer Hike.

New York: Saalfield Publishing Company, 1913. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Minor shelf wear, penciled inscription on ffep, touch of toning at page edges, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows light shelf wear, minor chipping at head, heel and tips, else bright and unmarred. Red cloth boards, black ink lettering...   Item #3217
Price: $25.00
 

Mary Lee and the Mystery of the Indian Beads:. The Big Little Book.

Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co. 1937. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Due to the design, overall construction quality and the fact that most were read to death by small hands, these volumes are seldom found in especially good condition. Overall, a very presentable copy. Light shelf wear, small nick at upper...   Item #2792
Price: $35.00
 

A Long Way to Go:. An Anglo-Irish Near Tragedy.

London: Faber & Faber, 1952 [1973]. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Ownership signature of noted architect and writer on architecture, J. Sadler. Overall, a handsome copy, increasingly uncommon in such nice condition. Small bookseller plate at rear pastedown, owner signature at ffep, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows light shelf/edge...   Item #4813
Price: $75.00
 

The Novels of Jane Austen:. The International Novelists' Library - Illustrated (in Six Volumes).

Boston, MA: Little, Brown & Co. 1892. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Vol. I-Sense and Sensibility; Vol. II-Pride and Prejudice; Vol. III-Mansfield Park; Vol. IV-Emma; Vol. V-Northanger Abbey, Persuasion; Vol. VI-Lady Susan, A Memoir, The Watsons, Letters. An early and significant collection, beautifully illustrated and, overall, quite handsome. Minor shelf/edge wear...   Item #3668
Price: $1,750.00
 

The Vision of Columbus. A Poem in Nine Parts.

Hartford, CT: Hudson and Goodwin, 1787. Second Edition. Hardcover. Second edition retaining the dedication to the King of France which was omitted from the first English edition. Evans 20221; BAL 865; Sabin 3435. Barlow's first significant work. "In common with most of his contemporaries, Barlow lacked any marked poetic talent...  Item #4992
Price: $245.00
 

The New Wizard of Oz. Pictures by W.W. Denslow.

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merill Company, 1903. Later Edition. Hardcover. With eight color plates and black and white illustrations throughout. Appears to be fourth/fifth edition, second state. A rather nice copy of this early edition. Light shelf/edge wear, spine lightly sun touched, head and heel rumpled, rear board shows unusual color shift...   Item #1291
Price: $250.00
 

English Lyrics:. A Collection of English Poetry of the Present Day.

London: Houlston and Wright, 1865. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Front leather gilt embossed with crest of Abington House, Northampton School. Prize inscription. Light shelf/edge wear, hint of foxing at end pages, light toning at board edges, else tight, bright and unmarred. Full red leather, 5 raised bands, gilt lettering and...   Item #3286
Price: $245.00
 

A Quail in Aspic.

New York: Bobbs Merrill, 1963. First American Edition. Hardcover. A wonderful spoof of High Society revolving around the life of Count Charles Korsetz. Photos by Cecil Beaton. Chapter head drawings are attributed to Edward Gorey. A very handsome copy. Small strip of sun fading along top edge, else tight, bright...   Item #1876
Price: $45.00
 

The Donkey Inside:. First Edition and Author's Personal Proof.

New York: Viking Press, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. A precursor to Hotel Splendide, essays and stories about wandering (and wining, if you will) around Europe. A very handsome copy of the first edition of this book paired with the author's own proof...a very special pair and a wonderful addition to...  Item #2103
Price: $750.00
 

The High World.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. While the Austrian-born American painter and writer also wrote for adults, he is best known for his children's books, notably the Madeline series (one of which, Madeline's Rescue, won the 1954 Caldecott Award). A very handsome copy of one of his...  Item #1064
Price: $95.00
 

Madeline and the Gypsies.

London: Scholastic Press, 1996. Reprint/First Thus. Hardcover. A pristine copy with signature by Bemelmans. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows very minimal shelf wear, else clean and bright. Color Pictorial paper boards, pictorial endpages. 4to. np, approx 52pp. Illus. (color plates). Signed by author on half-title, "Madeline Bemelmans."  Item #1395
Price: $95.00
 

Madeline in London.

London: Scholastic Ltd, 1992. Reprint/Fourth Edition. Hardcover. A pristine copy with signature by M. Bemelmans. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows very minimal shelf wear, else bright and clean. Color pictorial paper boards, pictorial endpages. 4to. 56pp. Illus (color plates). Signed by author's wife (and character namesake) on half-title, "Madeline...   Item #1396
Price: $75.00
 

Madeline's Rescue.

New York: Viking, 1953 [1965]. Eighth Printing. Hardcover. Very light shelf wear, one corner bumped, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows light shelf/edge wear, several small, closed tears, very minor chipping at tips, Caldecott Medal sticker on front, careful reinforcement at inside head, price clipped, else bright and unmarred...   Item #2189
Price: $45.00
 

My War with the United States.

New York: Viking, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. An interesting volume (often mis-identified as having a "pencil sketch" on the title page (in fact a very "pencil sketch-like" printed image...)). A very handsome copy of a rather scarce volume. Tiny crescent of water touch at side of text block lightening edge...   Item #673
Price: $75.00
 

Madeline in America. and Other Holiday Tales .

New York: Arthur A Levine, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Ludwig's grandson has done an exceptional job taking story ideas, outlines and short strips and fleshing them out. A lovely collection and a wonderful homage to Ludwig's, Madeline. Top corners very gently bumped, small impression at bottom edge of both boards...   Item #3768
Price: $25.00
 

The Treasurer's Report:. and Other Aspects of Community Singing.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Light shelf wear, through at tips, head and heel show fraying/splitting, cloth at spine split at rear hinge to about 1/3 and across (creating flap, very repairable), else tight, bright and unmarred. Black textured cloth boards, cream ink lettering and decorative...   Item #2147
Price: $45.00
 

Sunrise-Land:. Rambles in Eastern England.

London: Jarrold & Sons, 1894. First Edition/First State. Hardcover. Approx. 75 drawings by Rackham (and numerous by others). (Latimore & Haskell, 3) Overall, a handsome copy of this rather scarce Rackham title. Light shelf/edge wear, touch of toning/sunning to spine, else tight, bright and unmarred. Grey cloth boards, black and...   Item #4021
Price: $450.00
 

Chimney Farm Bedtime Stories.

New York: Holt Rhinehart and Winston, 1966. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. DJ professionally de-acidified. Overall, a handsome copy of this charming work, in quite uncommon DJ. Very minor shelf/edge wear, gentle bump at heel, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows light shelf/edge wear, light chipping at head and heel...   Item #3865
Price: $35.00
 

The Undertaker's Garland.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922. First Edition. Hardcover. Edmund Wilson's first book and Bishop's second. A collection of prose and poetry about death. Overall, a nice copy of this rather uncommon volume. Stunning illustrations. Light/moderate shelf wear (three corners through), spot of white paint at heel, spine label faded/toned...   Item #2062
Price: $45.00
 

Onion Soup and Other Fables.

New York: Odyssey, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Text in the author's hand and richly illustrated. Touch of toning at endpages, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows light shelf wear, two spots reinforced with tape and a spot of tape toning, light toning, else bright and clean. Mustard cloth boards...   Item #3211
Price: $45.00
 

Twenty Poems by Georg Trakl.

Madison, MN: The Sixties Press, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Early work by two of the country's luminaries. Does not show the bowing of the boards so typical of this issue. An uncommon issue generally, quite scarce in this condition. Ownership signature at ffep, hint of glue toning at endpages, else...   Item #5951
Price: $325.00
 


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