New York: W.C. and F.P. Church, 1866. Hardcover. Includes chapters from Trollope's 'The Claverings.' Ex-library. Modern cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Clean interior overall aside from library markings. Dampstaining to first few pages. Paper repair to corner of one rear page. 920 pages. PER/052119. Good.
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1870. Hardcover. Lacks volume title page and table of contents pages. Bound in three quarter brown leather with light brown cloth covered boards and gilt title to spine. (The spine is labeled "Vol. XV" rather than "XL"). Rubbing and wear to spine ends, edges, and corners. Foxing and occasional spots of soiling to interior. Illustrated. 944 pages. PER/050818. Very Good.
New York: Robert Carter and Brothers, 1873. Hardcover. SCARCE. 12mo. Very good minus in original purple cloth with gilt lettering. Light rubbing at corners and spine ends, some fading and soiling to boards. Sunday school bookplate on front pastedown, owner names on front flyleaf and early blank. One plate has been colored in by a previous owner. Rear free end page has been torn out. 310 pages. Literature. LIT4/03061. Very Good -.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1854. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt title and decoration to spine. Embossed decoration to boards. Full gilt edges. Minor fading to spine. Edgewear to exterior includes bumping and rubbing. Tear to cloth along rear exterior hinge. Crack to front interior hinge. Foxing throughout though text and illustrations remain bright. Hand colored illustrations. 415 pages + publisher's ads. LIT/100212. Very Good -.
London: Jones and Company, 1832. Hardcover. Bound in full maroon leather boards with elaborate gilt decoration to boards and spine. Tan leather title label to spine. Fading to spine. Wear and chipping to spine ends, edges, and to leather along joints. There is a two inch closed tear to the leather along the front hinge. Marbled endpapers and full marbled edges. Prize label to front free endpaper - awarded to E. L. McAlpin, first Latin class terminal exam, 1836. Occasional spots of foxing to interior, but clean overall. Illustrated. An attractive book despite noted wear. 918 pages. Literature. LIT/070722. Very Good.
Athens, OH, London: Ohio University Press, (1984). Hardcover. 8vo. Fine in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Letter from publisher to potential reviewers laid in. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. Near fine light blue dust jacket with red and blue title and illustration to front and rear panels and blue title to spine panel. Slight fading to spine panel. Very slight edgewear and rubbing to rear panel. Index, 169 pages. LIT/062416. Fine / Near Fine.
London: Hugh Cunninham, 1841. First edition of this lively novel in book form. It appeared in serial form in The Sunday Times in twelve installments in 1841. William Harrison Ainsworth (1805 – 1882) was a popular English historical novelist who trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him and he devoted himself to journalism and literature. He wrote 39 novels over the course of his career. In 1840, Ainsworth published Guy Fawkes and The Tower of London. When their serial publications were completed at the end of the year, Ainsworth began writing Old St. Paul's, A Tale of the Plague and the Fire. Ainsworth, in a letter to James Crossley 7 December 1840, wrote: "You told me that you have a second part of De Foe's History of the Plague. Pray bring this with you. I will take the greatest care of it, but it is quite necessary I should see it, as I commence a new Romance with the New Year, under the title of The Plague of London. If you have any other tract relating to the period, or to the Fire, I shall feel obliged by the loan of it". Ainsworth was paid £1,000 for the work with control of the copyright. The work was later illustrated when it was published in a three volume set by Cunningham [Wikipedia]. Bound in three quarter black leather over maroon marbled paper boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Some rubbing, bumping to edges of covers, and wear to boards. Text pages are lightly aged and there is scattered spotting and foxing though out. Volume III is missing its title page. With modest library labels on pastedowns and stamps on title pages from St. Charles College in Catonsville, MD. Ownership stamp of Rev. J.B. Troy on free front endpapers. The twenty handsome plates by Franklin also show spotting that is generally confined to the margins. Very good condition. Small octavos. Volume I: 352 pages; Volume II: 334 pages; Volume III: 327 pages. LIT/091222.
Philadelphia: George Barrie and Son, Printed for Subscribers Only. Hardcover. Very Good. One volume of multivolume set. This title is John Law. Limited edition for subscribers only. First state of the large Japan edition. 11/250c. Vg in blue boards. Nine beautiful engravings after Remarque plus color frontis. Literature. LIT610171. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1942). FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE FRONT FREE END PAGE. 8vo. Green cloth boards with grey and gilt title to spine. Minor soiling to front board. Minor bumping to spine ends. Foxing to paste downs and end pages. Else is very clean with bright text. Tight binding. Maryland Author. 339 pages. LIT/012505. Very Good.
Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1926. Hardcover. Second book in the Fatomas series. First American edition. Bound in the original navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Two very small tears at the head of the spine, slight fading to spine, announcement for the Fantomas Novels pasted to the front pastedown, bookseller's stamp on the front free endpaper and rear pastedown, numbers in ink at the top of the front pastedown and front free endpaper, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. 337 pages. LIT/102616. Very Good.
New York: G.P. Putnam & Son, 1868. Hardcover. 16 engravings (including half-title page) after paintings by Cole, Church, Cropsey, Durand, Gignoux, Kensett, Miller, Richards, Smillie, Talbot, and Weir. Includes scenes of New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Lake George, Schroon Lake, Wawayandah Lake in New Jersey, and more. Prose and poetry by Cooper, Irving, Bryant, Whittier, et. al. accompanies the scenes. Most of the literary selections were composed for this volume in it's original shape as "The Book of the Picturesque." Bound in the original green pebbled publisher's cloth binding with gilt title in script to both to spine and front board. An unfortunate black ink stain to the front board and wear to the corners and spine ends. Calling card of Mrs. Virginia C. Pitts is pasted down to front free endpaper. Occasional spots of foxing and most plates have been hand-labeled neatly in pen, but clean overall. Tissue guards and full edges gilt. 108 pages. LIT/082522. Very Good.
Stockholm: M. Goppers, 1954. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in pale blue/grey cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor fading to spine and to edges of boards. Interior is clean and bright with lovely illustrations throughout. Beautifully illustrated black and white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor toning to dust jacket as well as minor chipping to edges. Dust jacket in protective plastic sleeve. 206 pages. Literature. LIT209251. Very Good.
New York: United States Book Company, 1891. Paperback. 8vo. Very good in blue paper wrappers with dark blue title to spine and red illustration of a horse to front wrapper. Chipping to edges of wrappers and a few tears to spine panel. Browning to endpages and to a few interior pages, else clean. 298 pages. LIT/080808. Very Good.
New York: W.C. and F.P. Church, 1866. Hardcover. Includes chapters from Trollope's 'The Claverings.' Three quarter black leather over black cloth boards with gilt title and raised bands to spine. Dampstained throughout. Dampstaining to rear cover. Rubbing to leather. An attractive book and a good reading copy despite the dampstaining. 768 pages. PER/052119. Very good minus.
Chicago: Morrill, Higgins and Co, 1892. Paperback. Very good in white paper wrappers with green title to spine and front panel. Minor chipping to edges of wrappers, a few small spots of soiling, and minor rubing to panels. Clean interior with 4 full page illustrations. 405 pages. LIT/080808. Very Good.
London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1923. Hardcover. INSRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 1ST EDITION. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Publisher's emblem in black to rear board. Minor bumping to spine ends and light browning to spine. Minor creasing and a few closed tears to edges of pages 229-244. Minor browning to rear end page. Else is clean and bright. 256 pages. LIT/012510. Very Good +.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1843. Hardcover. Uncommon First Edition. Timothy Shay Arthur (1809 - 1885) was a prolific American author, best known for his novel on temperance (Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There). Many of his stories (including this one) incorporate respectable values and beliefs that he felt belonged in every American household. This book has been expertly rebacked using the original spine, boards, and endpapers. Minor chipping and wear to boards and to original piece of spine cloth. Penned notes and previous owners signatures to endpapers. Light dampstaining to corners of last few pages and ads. Minor foxing throughout interior. 163 pages plus 12 pages of ads. LIT/052220. Very Good.
New York: Cheshire House, 1931. Hardcover. Very good. Thin 4to. Only 895 copies printed. Off white paper backed orange paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor damp staining edges of boards and end pages. Else is clean and bright. Untrimmed pages. 31 pages. Literature. LIT212041. Very Good.
London: William Heinemann, 1892. Hardcover. Scarce First Edition published posthumously. It includes a biographical sketch of Balestier written by Henry James. Wolcott Balestier was born in 1861 and died at the very young age of 30 in 1891 from Typhoid fever. Despite his brief career he became known in literary circles, in part because of his close association with Rudyard Kipling, who married Balestier's sister in 1892. Bound in the original light blue cloth with a feather design to front cover and spine. Spine is faded and there is light bumping and handling to covers, otherwise in nice condition. There is slight cracking to front hinge and cracking along some of the signatures, but the binding is tight. There is offsetting to the front and rear end pages and intermittent light foxing. The book plate of a previous owner, Chauncey Brewster Tinker has also caused a round offset to the facing end page. Tinker was a professer at Yale and a leading Boswell scholar. A previous owner or book dealer has a penciled note on the front pastedown that there were 2000 copies of this book printed, of which 620 were pulped. 188 pages plus 8 pages of ads. LIT/072109. Very Good.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. Hardcover. 8vo. FIRST EDITION. SCARCE. Lovely art noveau style floral decoration to spine and boards. Navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Title and decoration to front board are in brown. Minor rubbing to gilt on spine. Minor fading to spine. Minor wear to edges and corners. Clean, bright interior with tight binding. 331 pages. LIT/022007. Near Fine.
London: J.M. Dent, 1895. Hardcover. First edition of this charming book of short stories by Barlow. With six illustrations by Newcombe. Bound in original light green cloth with gilt tilting to spine and front cover, with gilt illustration also on cover. Light bumping, darkening to spine, and a few stains but still nice. T.e.g... Other edges untrimmed. Decorated endpapers with offsetting. Interior pages are clean with some aging to page margins. Very good condition. Measures 4.5 x 6.5 inches. 191 pages. LIT/042321. Very Good.
New York: Grolier Club, 1962. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 1 of 850 copies of which 100 special copies were not for sale. Inscribed "For Meda and Dean Tilman with happy memories of that wonderful tour of The Cities of the Danube, September 10 1977 Waller." The Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature now resides in the Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia. Bound in grey paper boards with tan linen backing. Leather title label to spine and Grolier Club emblem to front board. In very good plus condition. Housed in faded grey paper board slipcase with tan linen spine. 131 pages. LIT/060712. Very Good +.