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Harper's Magazine - February 1922, No. 861:. (Mark Twain, Kenneth Roberts and a wonderful ad by Maxfield Parrish).

New York: Harper, 1922. First Edition Thus. Original Wraps. First printing of chapters from the Twain autobiography later published in 1924. Also includes an exceptional Jello ad illustrated by Maxfield Parrish. A very handsome copy. Light shelf/edge war, portion of spine missing at head and heel, closed tears at hinges...   Item #3537
Price: $35.00
 

History of the Bible.

Albany, NY: Shaw, 1831. Full Leather. Overall, a rather nice match for a thumb bible, with charming illustrations. Light shelf wear, gilt lightly worn at spine, pastedowns appear to be missing, light, even toning, else tight and unmarred. Full brown leather, gilt lettering and decorative elements. Small 64mo. (2in x....   Item #2695
Price: $275.00
 

Illustrated Price Catalog of Old Books Wanted.

Chicago: American Book Mart, 1937. First Printing. Hardcover. Older books wanted list from American Book Mart, nice images of random titlepages (e.g. Tamerlane) with prices willing to pay. $5000 for a First Folio or Tamerlane, $3.00 for Ulysses. A very nice copy of a good reference tool. Light shelf/edge wear...   Item #3348
Price: $25.00
 

New England Magazine:. An Illustrated Monthly (Vol. XIII. No. 6).

Boston: Warren F. Kellogg, 1896. First Edition Thus. Original Wraps. Light shelf/edge wear (overlapped paper wraps show minor tears and chips), small chip at head, else tight, bright and unmarred.  Item #3536
Price: $25.00
 

A Passionate Intensity. The Life and Work of Dorothy Healy [Bound by Grey Parrot].

Portland, ME: Baxter Society/Stinehour Press, 1992. First Edition/Limited Fine Binding. Hardcover. Presswork by David Wolfe, Wolfe Editions. Includes contributions by May Sarton, Eliot Stanley, Francis O'Brien, John Vincent Healy and many others. This being one of four copies exceptionally bound by Grey Parrot. Tight, bright and unmarred. Quarterbound, green leather...   Item #4050
Price: $450.00
 

The Philobiblion - A Monthly Catalogue and Literary Journal' [9 Issues of the first US book review].

New York: George P. Miles Co, 1862-3. First Edition. Original Wraps. Includes the following issues: 1862 No. 9, 10, 11; 1863 No. 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 24. Most issues are Near Fine, one or two are quite brittle and show loss to the textblock. Overall, a very presentable collection...  Item #6062
Price: $75.00
 

A Primer of Rare Books and First Editions:. Ten Lectures by the Bibliophilist.

Boston, MA: Guy A. Jackson, 1930. Second Printing. Hardcover. A rather handsome copy of this minor classic, increasingly hard to find in DJ. Very minor shelf/edge wear, touch of glue toning at endpages, minor fraying at head, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows moderate chipping at edges, touch of...   Item #4739
Price: $45.00
 

Quarto-Millenary:. The First 250 Publications and the First 25 Years 1929-1954 of the Limited Editions Club: A Critique: A Conspectus: A Bibliography: Indexes.

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. A truly lovely bibliography of the first 250 volumes produced by and for the LEC. Title pages are reproduced, as well are representative samples of plates, some tipped in. A lovely overview of why LEC is a book club in...  Item #3312
Price: $275.00
 

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
 

Howard Pyle:. A Chronicle.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Overall, a handsome copy of this well-known reference. Light shelf/edge wear (focused at head, heel and tips), tips gently bumped, light toning to spine label, topstain softly sunned, else tight, bright and unmarred. Quarterbound, blue cloth spine, grey paper boards, paper...   Item #4044
Price: $65.00
 

[United Nations Library] Booksellers Outside the United States:. A List of Dealers Used for the Purchase of Monographs and Serials.

New York: United Nations Library, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. An interesting list of book dealers used by the UN Library and printed on UN letterhead. Library binding (U. of MA, Amherst). Possibly useful reference volume. Minor shelf wear, embossed library seal on title page, else tight, bright and unmarred. Quarterbound...   Item #3325
Price: $25.00
 

Radical Literature in America:. An Address. To which is appended a catalogue of an exhibition held at The Grolier Club in New York City.

Stamford, CT: Overbrook Press, 1939. First Edition/Limited Edition. Hardcover. Includes an Index of Authors represented at the Exhibition. Illustrations include three facsimiles (one fold-out) and four drawings (one a foldout, "Considerant's Conception of an Ideal Fourierist Phalanstery"). Laid in presentation slip, "This edition of Radical Literature in America has been...  Item #5502
Price: $125.00
 

Aldrich Family Genealogy and Crests (holographic).

Portsmouth, NH (presumed): [nd, circa 1910]. Hardcover. This volume appears to be in the hand of Mrs. T.B. Aldrich with mounted plates of the family crests of the allied families. Genealogical data on the Aldrich and allied families with mounted plates of absolutely exceptional hand drawn family crests. Families include...  Item #3319
Price: $4,500.00
 

A Letter From Thomas Bailey Aldrich to Bayard Taylor:. Auburn, N.Y., August 20, 1865.

New York: Uphill Press, 1967. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. From the library of Susan Mary Alsop. Born Susan Mary Jay in Rome in 1918, she was the daughter of Peter Augustus Jay (and Susan Alexander McCook) and granddaughter of Augustus Jay (and Emily Astor Kane), both statesmen, legates and/or ambassadors...  Item #5149
Price: $35.00
 

N.C. Wyeth:. The Collected Paintings, Illustrations, and Murals.

New York: Bonanza Books, 1972. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. With a Foreword by Paul Horgan and an Introduction by Richard Layton. The single-most important reference on N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945), the first half being a biography and approximately half the book being of a superb descriptive bibliography of Wyeth's published illustrations, including...  Item #4174
Price: $75.00
 

Types and Bookmaking:. Containing Notes on the Books Printed at the Southworth-Anthoensen Press and a Bibliographical Catalogue By Ruth A. Chaplin.

Portland, ME: Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Overall, a very handsome copy of this wonderful bibliographic reference, sadly missing the slipcase. Very minor shelf wear, owner signature on front pastedown, else tight, bright and unmarred. Green cloth boards, black leather label, gilt lettering. Small 4to. 170pp. Illus. (b/w and...   Item #3617
Price: $125.00
 

The Joyce of Cooking:. Food & Drink from James Joyce's Dublin.

Barrytown, NY: Station Hill Press, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Foreword by Anthony Burgess. "'Know me come eat with me' wrote James Joyce, and this book is the guide he might have written. It aims to delight and amuse anyone who loves good food, drink and conviviality - whether the taste...  Item #5255
Price: $25.00
 

The Salton Collection:. Renaissance & Baroque / Medals & Plaquettes.

Brunswick, ME: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1965. First Edition. Original Wraps. Preface by Martin S. Sadik. A relatively significant exhibition catalogue. Notable as Leonard Baskin designed the volume. Minor shelf/edge wear, else tight, bright and unmarred. Cream paper wraps, black ink lettering, red ink decorative element, b/w pictorial element...   Item #6524
Price: $45.00
 

Christopher Levett, Of York:. The Pioneer Colonist in Casco Bay (The Gorges Society V.).

Portland, ME: Gorges Society, 1893. First Edition/Repaired. Stiff Wraps. The text of Levett's, "Voyage into New England" (London, 1628) is reprinted on pp.79-139 (includes a facsimile of the title-page). A very presentable copy of this well regarded edition. Original wraps (and endpages) were poor paper and are heavily toned/brittle and...   Item #3574
Price: $125.00
 

A Practical Guide to American Ninteenth Century Color Plate Books.

New York: Bennett Book Studios, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Frontispiece portrait of Lillian Bennett. Covers 19th cent. American books having at least three colored plates (including frontispieces). Includes extensive annotations and plate counts, but no collations. Children's books and books with tinted plates are *not* included. Overall, a handsome copy...  Item #3338
Price: $75.00
 

Thomas Bird Mosher:. Pirate Prince of Publishers - A Comprehensive Bibliography & Source Guide to The Mosher Books Reflecting England's National Literature & Design.

New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. With an Introduction by William E. Fredeman. "This exhaustive study not only provides abundant new primary research, including new evidence on royalties paid, but also presents its contents in a novel way. An overview with tables and graphs and a....  Item #3946
Price: $125.00
 

Méditations sur L'Evangile:. Revues sur les manuscrits originaux et les éditions precedentes les plus correctes.

Paris: Garnier Frères, nd [ca. 1870]. First Edition Thus. Text in French. From the library of Susan Mary Alsop. Born Susan Mary Jay in Rome in 1918, she was the daughter of Peter Augustus Jay (and Susan Alexander McCook) and granddaughter of Augustus Jay (and Emily Astor Kane), both statesmen...  Item #5156
Price: $65.00
 

Poems of Childhood.

New York: James Miller, 1867. First Edition. Hardcover. Illustrations by Hennessy and Thwaites. A very handsome copy of this very scarce Browning volume. Very minor shelf wear, one corner gently bumped, touch of fraying at head, joint cracked at 36pp, shadow of transfer at plates (onto tissue guards), else tight...   Item #1898
Price: $750.00
 

Ellison's Invisible Man.

Washington DC: Library of Congress/Wolfe Editions, 2001. First Edition/Limited Edition. Staplebound Wraps. Letterpress printed by David Wolfe. Inscribed by author (5/3/2002). An exceptional copy of this rather scarce volume. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ bright and unmarred. White paper wraps, black DJ printed with silver ink lettering and decorative elements...   Item #4169
Price: $65.00
 

A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake.

New York: Harcourt Brace, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. First significant critical examination of Finnegans Wake. Joseph Cambell's first book. Cambell went on to become a major figure in mythology and 20th cent. comparative religion and a Jungian advocate. A cornerstone work for a Joyce collection. Light shelf/egde wear, upper tips...   Item #5984
Price: $65.00
 


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