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New York: J. C. Derby, 1855. Hardcover. 1ST EDITION. Orange cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Embossed decoration to boards. Wear to exterior includes browning to spine, light rubbing to boards and minor bumping to corners and spine ends. Rolled spine. Light foxing to first and last few pages. Else is clean and bright. 359 pages. American History. AME/010612. Very Good.
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.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1949. Hardcover. 8vo. Very clean red cloth boards with silver title to spine. Minor edgewear. Very clean interior. Light grey dust jacket with dark purple title to front panel and faded title and to faded spine. Minor fading to edges of dust jacket Minimal edgewear to dust jacket. 206 pages. BOB/100204. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1839. Hardcover. Very good in original purple cloth with paper title label on spine. Spine and edges of boards faded to brown. Some rubbing to label. Advertisements at front. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Light to moderate foxing. English History. ENG1/12050. Very Good.
New York: Valentine's Manual Inc., 1926. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo. Blue cloth boards with gilt title and device to front board. Gilt device is bright, but border is faded. Spine cloth and gilt are faded. Wear to spine ends and corners. Interior is clean with color frontis, tissue guard, and many B&W plates. 388 pp. New York. American State History. NY/31235. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Historical Publishing Company, 1889. Hard Cover. Bound in grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. There are several small spots of soiling to the boards. The interior is clean overall with occasional browning caused from the facing color plates. Illustrated with 500 engravings and several color plates. Repair to front interior hinge. A fascinating book with great illustrations. 606 pages. AFR/011312. Very Good.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1949. Book Club Edition. "And so this new biography is focused on Walt Whitman's inner life, on the mysterious, creative processes of poetry, and on the rambunctious America that was just then coming of age" (jacket). Faded red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Open tear to front free endpaper and spot of soiling. In red dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Fading to spine panel and several large chips to jacket. 381 pages. POE/050918.
New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1941. Andrew Wyeth. Hardcover. Limited to 650 copies. SIGNED by the author and artist. This is a special Delaware edition printed exclusively for the Greenwood Book Shop. This copy is not numbered and is marked in pen as "over - run." Part of the Rivers of America Series, this book gives a detailed history of the Brandywine River. Very good in original brown cloth boards with purple and gilt title label stamped on spine. Minor wear to edges of boards and spine ends. Light rubbing to hinges. There are a few light markings to the front board. There are a few small spots of foxing to the illustrated end pages and the first few pages. There is also a previous owner's signature in pen on the front end page; otherwise, the interior is clean. Vignette illustrations by Andrew Wyeth begin each chapter. Includes a laid-in newpaper article about an accident on a bridge across the Brandywine north of Wilmington, DE. At the top of article written in pen is "Baltimore American February 8, 1884." 285 pages including index. STA/060911. Very Good.
New York: The Commonwealth Fund, 1946. Hardcover. 8vo. Revised edition. Near fine in red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. In very good cream dust jacket with maroon title to front and spine panels. Minor wear to edges of dust jacket as well as minor fading and rubbing to spine panel and light soiling to front panel. Interior is clean and bright. Index, 134 pages. MED/070717. Near Fine in Very Good DJ.
Paris: Librairie Jose CORTI, 1940. Paperback. Includes contributions from Aragon, Marguerite Yourcenar, Kavafis, Rene Daumal, Audiberti, Bernard Groethuysen, Henri Michaux, Holderlin, Henri Pourrat, Han Yu, Henri Thomas, and Maurice Sceve. Very good plus in white paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Browning to spine and light rubbing to covers. Small dampstain to rear cover. Browning to margins of pages, else clean. A few short closed tears to edges of pages. Many pages remain unopened. 176 pages. In French. Periodical. PER/3123. Very Good.
Paris: Librairie Jose CORTI, 1939. Paperback. Includes contributions from Paul Claudel, Juljan Tuwim, Raymond Queneau, J.G. Hamann, Paul Eluard, John Cowper Powys, Kleber Haedens, Jean Tardieu, Hegel, Henri Michaux, Marcel Lecomte, Amiel. Very good in white paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Pencil notation on front cover. Browning to spine and light rubbing to covers. Clean, bright interior. 160 pages. In French. Periodical. PER/3123. Very Good.
Paris: Librairie Jose CORTI, 1939. Paperback. Includes contributions by Jules Supervielle, Alexei Remizov, Jean Vaudal, Franz Hellens, Paul Claudel, Raymond Lulle, Marc Bernard, Georges Blin, Jean de Sponde, and Philon le Juif. Very good in white paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Browning to spine and light rubbing to covers. Clean, bright interior. Many pages remain unopened. 178 pages. In French. Periodical. PER/3123. 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.
Wilmington, DE: by the author, 1908. Hardcover. Signed by the author on the front endpaper of volume one. Very good condition bound in green cloth with faded titles to spines. Browning to spines and wear and some discoloration to boards. Occasional small spots of foxing to all volumes. Some of the pages remain unopened and some have been opened poorly leaving closed tears along the edges. Includes many illustrations. This set may require an extra shipping fee. 1179 pages. Very Good.