Richmond: Diocese of Richmond, 1956. Hardcover. Ex-library with removed sticker to spine, folder to rear, and markings to early pages. Tiipped-in article about the author to front free endpaper. Red cloth boards with faded gilt title to spine and emblem to front cover. Fading to spine. Clean interior aside from libary markings and browning from news article. 249 pages. REL/070820. Very Good.
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New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1888. Hardcover. 8vo. Modern rebinding in black leatherette covered boards with gilt title to spine. Marbled edges to pages. Interior is clean and bright with many illustrations throughout including a frontispiece with tissue guard intact. Index, 713 pages. American History. AMEBIO/3043. Near Fine.
New York: Robert M'Dermut, 1806. Hardcover. Theater owner and playwright, Augustin Daly's copy, with his bookplate to front pastedown. Early edition. Bookplate of Franklin Johnston to facing page. "Master Betty" (1791 - 1874) was a famous English child actor, before leaving the stage at age 17 to attend college. Bound in three quarter tan leather over marbled paper covered boards with red label "Stage Biography" and green title / author label beneath. This is part of a series of books Daly had bound in a matching style, all labeled "Stage Biography." Rubbing, pulling, and wear to leather. Heavy chipping to head of spine. Dampstaining to boards and interior. Tears to a few pages. Top edge gilt with marbled endpapers. Bound by R.W. Smith. Includes three illustrations. Auction record number 230 written in pencil to front endpaper with note "Augustin Daly Collection;" however, record is not present. 140 pages. DRA/031419. Very Good.
Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2019. Number 4 of 20. At his height, Henry Irving (1838 - 1905) was the greatest actor in the world (and the first to be knighted). He was much more than an actor, he was an actor-producer, which in those days meant that he was responsible for everything, what we would call the artistic director, the director, the production manager, the production designer, and also the lead actor. And the scale of his productions at the Lyceum Theater in London were gorgeous and spectacular, using the latest technology in staging and special effects. Irving led the English theater for over thirty years, and died as he would no doubt have wished, still acting. I came upon his obituary in the Times, and it was a wonderful piece of writing, but also a very good valuation of his art and his place in theatrical history, which isn't so easy to do so near an actor's own time. The old joke used to run that he was an actor who would never play Faust when he could play Mephistopheles. He changed the status of the theater forever, bringing it from the shady demimonde of the 18th century to the height of a recognized and respected form of art. Everyone at the Lyceum called him the Guv'nor, a term of both affection and a well-founded wariness of his perfectionism. If in a former life I had worked as a costumer in his company, I would have been proud to do the same. This miniature book is bound in a gray paper with horizontal slubbed gold lines, and a black and gold marbled paper that wraps around the back to form a small pocket inside filled with theater memoribelia: programs, autographs, advertising posters, and other souvenirs. 2 7/8" x 2", 64 pages. Fine.
Baltimore: Cushing & Jewett, 1817. Hardcover. Third edition, revised and corrected. Henry Marie Brackenridge (1786-1871) was a writer, lawyer, and U.S. congressman from Pennsylvania. He played an intelligence role during this war and wrote a history of it, first published in 1814. Bound in three quarter brown leather with marbled paper boards and endpapers. Leather is scuffed, worn, and bumped. Decorated spine with red title and author labels. Tender joints and hinges are starting to crack. Top edges gilt. Spot on front pastedown where bookplate was removed. Interior pages have scattered browning and occasional spots but are generally clean. Some pages are roughly cut along the fore-edge. With four plates. About very good. 360 pages. Measures 4.75 x 7.5 inches. MILITARY/102821. Very Good.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1858. Hardcover. From "The Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland During the Middle Ages" series. Ex-libris with library book plate to front paste down. Very good in maroon cloth black paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Wear to exterior includes rubbing to boards, bumping to corners and spine ends and some rippling to the cloth on the spine. Light damp stain to front board. Presentation slip tipped in at front. Interior is clean and bright. Index, 186 pages. English Monarchy. ENGMON20/062699. Very Good.
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1873. Hardcover. With numerous articles and stories by various authors. Most notable are three articles by George Armstrong Custer about his early experiences when stationed in the Indian Territory at the end of the 1860s. This occupation ended in his battle of Washita in 1868 against the Cheyenne Indians. The articles appeared here three years before Custer's death at Little Big Horn in 1876. These and later articles were later issued in book form as My Life on the Plains. Also of particular interest is an article titled "Anti-Slavery Men of the South" by the Virginia journalist and Confederate sympathizer Edward A. Pollard. Pollard's pro-South views changed somewhat after the war and here he writes that there was significant if not conflicted opposition to slavery in the southern states before and during the war. There is also the first printing of "Roman Note-Book by Henry James. It was included with several other pieces by James on his travels in Italy in Italian Hours in 1909. Bound in three quarter brown leather with raised bands and title and volume labels to the spine. Leather has some rubbing and scraping. Blue and black marbled paper covers. Previous owner signature on ffep. Tender hinges. Interior pages clean and bright. In very good condition 868 pages. PER/061918. Very Good.
Ann Arbor: Plutarch Press, 1971. Hardcover. 8vo. With Notes, Biographical and Critical, by Arthur Machen, Introduction by Henry Savage. Facsimile of the original 1923 edition. Near fine in red cloth with title label on spine. Minor bumping to corners. Previous owner's name on front free end page. Else is clean and bright. 59 pages. Books on Books. BOB2/01191. Near Fine.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1883. Hardcover. Very good in green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt illustration of a building to the front cover. Rubbing and minor wear to spine ends and corners of boards. Interior hinges are cracked, but binding remains solid. One signature in the middle of the book is coming loose. Includes frontispiece illustration. Minor browning to endpapers, else clean. 249 pages. SPA/032816. Very Good.
Pennsylvania: William Stanley Ray, 1898. Hardcover. Includes Muster Rolls of the Pennsylvania Navy, Rangers on the frontiers, Rolls of the First, Seventh, and Tenth Pennsylvania Regiments, the Rolls of the Flying Camp, and the Rolls of the Cumberland County Militia from 1777-82. Very good in modern black boards with gilt title to spine. The interior is bright and clean. 830 pages. American History. AME111091. Very Good.
Hartford, CT: privately printed for the author at The Wayside Press, 1931. Hardcover. 1 of 200 copies. Signed and inscribed by the author: "To Frederick T Small with the cordial regards of Henry Erving April 1932 / 'The only way to have a friend is to be one' Emerson." Brown cloth spine with brown paper covered boards and paper title label to spine. Small water spot to bottom edge of front cover, minor wear to corners and edges of boards including a bump to bottom edge of front cover, small white speck on front cover, and minor chipping to edges of title label. Clean, bright interior with marbled endpages. Printed on Glaslan paper with numerous full page black and white photographic illustrations of furniture. 60 pages. FURN/080814. Very Good.
Boston and New York: C.T. Brainard Publishing Co., circa 1920. Hardcover. Volume I: The Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr. Abraham Adams, parts I & II; Volume II: Tom Jones, parts I & II; Volume III: Tom Jones, parts III & IV; Volume IV: Amelia, part I; Volume V: Amelia, part II and Jonathan Wild; Volume VI: Miscellaneous Writings, parts I & II. This set is attractively bound in three quarter tan leather backed marbled paper covered boards. Maroon leather title labels and tan leather volume labels to spines of all volumes. Chip to heads of spines of books III and IV. Corner of title label missing from volume II. Light wear to corners and edges of all volumes. Pristine interiors with marbled endpages. Each part begins with a frontis illustration and tissue guard (12 in all). An attractive set. LIT/100407 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Very good plus.
New York: Nicholas L. Brown, 1922. Hardcover. First Edition. "Fisher presents here a story of his intimate association in Europe with Mark Twain and relates some of those man-to-man anecdotes that found no place in his published letters or in his writings" (jacket). Navy blue cloth boards with green title to spine. Bookplate of Grant C. Braman to front pastedown with gift inscription in blue pencil to Mr. Braman dated 1924 on front free endpaper. Offsetting to endpapers, else clean. In scarce tan dust jacket with navy blue title to spine and front panels. Slight browning to spine panel of jacket and a few small chips to edges of jacket. 246 pages. LIT/031518. Very Good / Near Fine.
Philadelphia: William S. Martien, 1850. Hardcover. Scarce first edition of this Presbyterian history of Virginia. William Henry Foote (1794 – 1869) was an American Presbyterian minister in Virginia and North Carolina. He served as a Confederate chaplain during the American Civil War. He wrote several books about the history of Presbyterians in the American South. Foote received a Doctorate of Divinity (D.D.) from Hampden–Sydney College (H–SC) in 1847. He served on its Board of Trustees from 1851 to 1870, and Board President from 1864 to 1866. While he was at H–SC, he wrote a two-volume history of Presbyterians in Virginia; Sketches of Virginia, Historical and Biographical (1850) and Sketches of Virginia, Historical and Biographical, Second Series (1855). Bound in tan three quarter leather with marbled boards, page edges, and endpapers. Leather is faded, rubbed, and bumped, and paper boards are scuffed. Light scattered foxing and but text remains quite legible. Ownership signature on ffep and apparent acquisition number on next ffep. Very good copy. Measures 5.75 x 9.25 inches. 568 pages. AMERSTATE/050621. Very Good.
[Breckinridge House], 1972. Paperback. Created and distributed by students living in a residence hall called Breckinridge House (possibly on the campus of Ohio University). This is a typed collection of poetry and prose written by Harry Goldwater, Kathy Schreckengost, Carol Freed, Joe Petkus, and Paul Bernstein. Side stapled with light blue paper covers and black title to front cover. Minor fading to edges of covers. Slight toning to margins, but clean overall. Size: thin quarto. Unpaginated [14 pages] PER/011117. Very Good.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc., 1929. Hardcover. First American edition (English sheets) of the author's second book. A social satire about a the lives of Birmingham factory workers during the 1920s. Considered to be a Modernist, Proletarian novel. Original red cloth lettered in black on the spine (one of several cloth colors in which the book was bound). Label of bookseller Charles E. Lauriat on the front free endpaper, edges foxed, silverfish marks on the spine and cover edges, minor dampstains to top edge of textblock, occasional spots of foxing, otherwise very good. 269 pages. LIT/111116. Very Good.
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1929. Hardcover. First American edition (English sheets). Author’s second book. Considered to be a Modernist, Proletarian novel, this is a social satire about the lives of Birmingham factory workers during the 1920s. Bound in green cloth lettered in black on the spine. Wear to the head and tail of spine and corners. Ownership stamp on the front endpaper and back pastedown. Browning to margins, else clean interior. 269 pages. LIT/111116. Very Good.
Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson and Brothers, 1878. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Vg in purple cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and black title to spine. Minor darkening to spine and minor chipping to spine ends. Interior hinges are starting but binding remains very tight. Text is clean and bright. 206 pp.+catalogue and ads at rear. Literature. LIT2/3212. Very Good.
Chicago: McDonnell Brothers. Hardcover. Folio. Bound in modern matching three quarter black leather over red cloth covered boards with black titles to spines. Inlaid in both covers are pieces from the original cloth bindings with the original gilt title stamps. Small chip to head of spine of second volume. Minor wear to bindings including light wear to spines, edges of boards, and corners. slight fraying to cloth where cloth meets the leather corners. Bookplate to front pastedowns, which appear to be preserved and re-adhered from original binding. The bookplates have been pasted down upside-down with a few water spots. Slight browning and occasional smudge marks to page margins, but clean and bright overall. Remnants of glue to rear pastedowns suggesting that these might be ex-library; however, no other noticeable library markings. Chipping and closed tears to edges of some pages. Large fold-out map in first volume; however, it is currently in several pieces with several large chips. Full marbled edges. An attractive set. 836 pages. AMER/011821. Very Good.