State College, PA: The Carnation Press, 1969. Hardcover. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by the author. 8vo. Fine in a very good+, price-clipped white illustrated dust jacket with brown title to front and spine panels. Dust jacket slightly browned at spine, as well as minor edgewear. Author's inscription to title page. Else is clean and bright.163 pages. Drama. DRA1/02121. Fine / Very Good+.
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Frederick Fell Inc., 1946. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Very good in brick red cloth with gilt title to front baorda nd gilt and black title to spine. Slight bumping to spine ends. Author's inscription to front free end page. Light browning to end pages. Pages yellowed. Illustrations throughout. 336 pages. Humor. HUM1/5250. Very Good.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1917. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor fading to gilt on spine and minor bumping to spine ends. Presentation copy from editor to publisher. Inscription to front free end page. Else is clean and bright with illustrations. Tight binding. 206 pages. Drama. DRA1/6270. Very Good.
Williamsburg, VA: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1977. Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED on title-page: To Olivia Rodgers an old & dear friend John and also signed under his printed name. Fine blue coated cloth backed blue linen boards, gilt title to spine. Very good plus pictorial d.j. (one closed tear to rear flap, small amount of creasing, edgewear). Interior is very nice, bright and clean, though a few areas have some ink underlining. Contains 144 plates, many in color. 153 pp. + facsimile reproduction of the 1755 Chelsea sale catalog, an important source documents for students of English porcelain. Ceramics. CER/8223. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
Ravenna, Italy: A. Longo, 1977. Paperback. Signed Presentation Copy. Near Fine in wraps. Signed and inscribed on the front flyleaf, dated in 1977; possibly from the author but the signature is unclear. Bound in cream paper wrappers with black title to spine and front panel. Minor browning to edges of wrappers and margins of pages. 116 pages. Italian Literature. ITL1/1282. Near Fine in Wraps.
London: W.H. Allen & Co., 1888. Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed: "To Linda Falconer from the Author." Wyke Bayliss (1835-1906) was a British painter and author who was affiliated with the Pre-Raphaelites and friendds with such figures as Millais, Leighton, and Burne-Jones. Bound in dark red cloth with title and author in gilt to spine. Discolorations and bumping to boards. Light water stains to first few pages and some creases and light marks to last few pages. Several b&w illustrations. Very good minus condition. 207 pages. ART/032313. Very Good -.
London: Heinemann, 1972. Hardcover. Inscribed and signed by Rupert Hart-Davis. Laid in is a letter from Rupert's son, Adam, to a family friend, Bound in blue cloth with gilt title to spine. In brown, orange, cream dust jacket with some nicks and small tears. Overall in very good condition. 125 pages. LIT/061112. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
Hong Kong: Phoenix Press, 1965. Paperback. First Edition. Inscribed: "To Mr. Zorthian With the compliments of the author. Nov. 19,1968." The recipient was Barry Zorthian, the well regarded U.S. spokesman during the Vietnam War. The author, a journalist and professor, wrote this book about Tung Chi-ping, who fled from the Chinese embassy in Burundi Africa to seek refuge with the U.S. Embassy there. Bound in brown paper wrappers with author and title to fron tocover. In near fine condition. 77 pages. CHINA/010913. Near Fine in Wraps.
New York: Harper and Row, 1964. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY JOHN CHEEVER PRESENTATION COPY. Later edition. Very good plus black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Author's inscription and signature to front free end page. Interior is clean and bright. Very good red and black price clipped dustjacket with white title to front and spine panels. Minor edge wear to dust jacket and one small portion of a cup ring to front panel. Minor fading to edges of dust jacket. 275 pages. Literature. LIT/5213. Very Good plus / Very Good.
Boston: Hill and Company, (1988). Hardcover. 4to. PRESENTATION COPY from authors. Near fine in black cloth backed lavender paper covered boards with blue title to spine. Minor fading to edges of boards. Interior is clean and bright with black and white photographic illustrations on every page. Blue illustrated dust jacket with yellow and purple title to front and spine panels. 134 pages. Women's Studies. WOM/702. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Philadelphia: Chilton Company, 1962. Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed, "For Barry with all the best Hal July 7, 1966." The book is inscribed to Barry Zorthian, the U.S. spokesman in Saigon during the Vietnam War. The book is about a wandering Black minstrel. It is written by an author who wrote extenisvely about African and American Black folklore and music. Bound in grey cloth with title and author in black to spine. In brown dustjacket with title and author on spine and front cover, and illustration of man on front. Some chipping and bumping. In very good condition. 118 pages. LIT/011513. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1870. Paperback. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY. 8vo. Signed by author on front wrapper. Beige paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Browning to front wrapper as well as one very small open tear. Minor chipping and creasing to edges of wrappers. Minor browning to edges as well as minor foxing throughout. Text is clean and bright with many graphs and illustrations. 66 pages. SCI/042408. Very Good.
Washington: Duff Green, 1830. Paperback. Presentation copy from John Taliaferro to his granddaughter Lucy Taliaferro. Good in marbled paper wraps. Spine chipped, front cover starting to come loose, dampstaining to lower half of pages through about half the text. Text is bright. Agriculture. AGR1/4061. Good.
Roma: A Cura del Comitato Giuliano, (1947). Paperback. PRESENTATION COPY to Otto Weis. Signature is unclear - possibly it is a presentation copy from one of the authors. Very good in grey paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Minor wear to edges. Clean interior. 123 pages plus index. In Italian. ITA1/1252. Very Good.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed on title page: To Barry A distinguished member of the old Breed, Semper fi, Jim." Dickenson was a Washington journalist who served in the Marines in the 1950s. The book is inscribed to Barry Zorthian, the U.S. government spokesman to the media in Saigon in the 1960s. Bound in red cloth with black and red pictorial dust jacket with photo of a Marine on the front cover. In near fine condition. 232 pages. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Baltimore: [By the Author], 1955. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Very good-. Light blue paper bound boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Fading to spine and edges of boards. Light damp staining to boards. presentation copy. Text is clean bright. 70 pages. Travel. TRA/10142. Very Good -.
New York: St Martin's, . Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed by author: "To Barry, One of the admirable figures in some of the events chronicled in this book - a book in which I am indebted for his valuable help. With best wishes, Bob / The Asia Society September 20, 1984." The author was the Washington bureau chief for two major newspapers during the Truman and Johnson administrations. The book is inscribed to Barry Zorthian, who was the U.S. government spokesman to the media during the Vietnam War, and is from his personal library. Bound in cream paper boards with linen spine. Interior is clean and bright, and book is near fine. The dust jacket is cream, green, and red with title and author to spine. Some nicks and chipping but very good. 216 pages. VIET/011013. Near Fine.