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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

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

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: $2,500.00

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 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

Time Sampler:. (a broadside).

Portland, ME: Wolfe Editions, 2005. Limited Edition. Handset type (Bembo 18). Vintage clock faces (pasted down at head) printed by Raphael Tuck & Sons (circa 1900). A beautiful presentation of five "timely" quotations including Warren Zevon's, "We love to buy books because we think we are also buying the time...  Item #3201
Price: $20.00

Cock-A-Hoop:. a Bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press - January 1950-1961 December - With a List of the Prospectuses 1921-1962.

Middlesex, UK: Private Library Association, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed by Chambers to renowned collector Harrison Horblit. A very handsome copy. Inscribedy by Chambers, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ bright and clean. Blue cloth boards, pale blue ink lettering, frontispiece, blue topstain. 8vo. 126pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Index.  Item #5992
Price: $75.00

A Bibliography of James Joyce Studies.

Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Libraries, 1964. Second Printing. Original Wraps. Relatively early and important bibliography of Joyce's work. Section One focused on bibliographic and general studies and Section Two covering studies of individual works (all annotated). Light shelf/edge wear, minor creasing at tips, light rubbing at spine, small tape...   Item #5981
Price: $45.00

Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

Washington DC: Howard Grey Douglas, 1901. First Edition (presumed). Original Wraps. Wonderful collection of images, seldom found in good condition. Light shelf/edge wear, else tight, bright and unmarred. Dark teal paper wraps, photographic onlay. Oblong 4to. np. Illus. (b/w plates).  Item #5124
Price: $45.00

Library of Congress, Washington D.C.:. Comprising a Series of Architectural and Mural Decorations Which Have Attracted the Greatest attention and Admiration.

Washington DC: Howard Grey Douglas, nd [circe 1900]. First Edition (presumed). Original Wraps. 25 numbered plates, "Contents" page describes each plate and one page essay on the LoC. Seldom found in good condition. Light shelf/edge wear, several soft creases in wraps, ring mark at rear, light toning/rubbing to wraps, one...   Item #5237
Price: $55.00

New Poems.

Boston and NY: Houghton Mifflin Company/Riverside Press, 1925. First Edition/Review Copy. Hardcover. Association copy. Previously owned by renowned poet Arthur Guiterman. Lovely bookplate indicates it "From the Library of Vita and Arthur Guiterman." Original "To the Literary Editor" presentation sheet, indicating original price of $1.25, laid in. A very handsome...  Item #1900
Price: $45.00

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