Boston: T.B. Wait & Co., 1809. Hardcover. VG 8vo. Rebound in modern green leatherette with gilt title to spine. Foxing, browning to interior though text remains bright. Frontis with original tissue guard. No writing or chipping, interior in nice shape. 519 pp. American Biographical History. AMEBIO/3063. Very Good.
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New York: Schocken Books, (1966). Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light bumping to spine ends. Interior is clean and bright. Red price-clipped illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Spine panel faded to light brown. Minor rubbing to dust jacket. Index, 216 pages. English Biography. ENGBIO/042313. Near Fine / Very Good.
London: George Bell and Sons, 1901. Hardcover. Herkomer (1849 - 1914) was a German born painter, who lived mostly in England but spent many summers in his native Bavaria. He was known for painting scenes of poor people and also the Queen on her deathbed. He was also an early film director and composer. Sadly, none of his seven films are in existence any longer. Ex-library with sticker removed from spine, pocket to rear, bookplate to front endpaper, and stamp to copyright page. Bound in the original blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Leather and gilt title to front board is mostly detached and no longer present; however, embossed title remains legible. Chipping to leather author label to front board. Heavy chipping and wear to spine ends. Minor wear to corners and minor rubbing to boards. Closed tear to bookcloth along rear hinge, but binding remains secure. Filled with full page plates including photogravures of Herkomer's works. 133 pages plus plates. A heavy folio that may require an extra shipping fee. ART/040219. 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.
London: Thomas Burleigh, 1898. Hardcover. Fourth edition of this well received book. A total of 2500 copies were printed, all in 1898. Bell was a contemporary of the Rossettis and many of the Pre-Raphaelites. He was an author and poet in addition to producing this important work on Christina, published four years after her death. The detailed biography includes the text of many letters, both to and from her. Also reprinted are excerpts from her "reading diary," Time Flies. A thorough analysis of her prose and poetry follows the biography. Bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Some scuffing, bumping, and darkening. Except for browning to the front endpapers and light aging to the margins of the text, the interior is bright and clean. There are several illustrations including a frontispiece copy of a drawing of her by her brother Dante. 364 pages including index. PRERAPH/102207. Very Good.
New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1920. Hardcover. First Edition, second printing. "Brooks’s book 'The Ordeal of Mark Twain' was a psychological study attempting to show that Twain had crippled himself emotionally and curtailed his genius by repressing his natural artistic bent for the sake of his Calvinist upbringing" (Britannica). Very good in black cloth boards with faded grey title to spine and front cover. Chipping to book cloth and wear to spine ends, edges, and corners. Puncture mark to spine and to bottom margin of some page. Rear hinge is cracked. 267 pages. Literary Criticism. LIT/032318. Very Good.
Chicago: F. Tennyson Neely. (1894). Paperback. VG- in original white paper illustrated wrappers with red and black title to front wrapper and to spine. Front wrapper is detached but present. Heavy chipping to front wrapper and spine. Interior heavily browned with minor chipping to first few pages. Paper is brittle. Text is bright. Binding tight. 213 pages + ads. In wraps. Literary Biography. LITBIO/3113. Very Good -.
New York: Hekate Publishing, 2019. Paperback. Second Edition. "The wonderfully talented Tom DiVenti is a Baby Boomer / punk / poet who has, thankfully, traversed decades of hard living, spectacular and outrageous performance art and emerged as an apt example for younger and like-minded individuals. His many stories, really exquisite prose poems, capture the now-downtrodden Baltimore from a more glorious era. Whether he's reminiscing about Martick's restaurant, growing up in northeast Baltimore in a rough and tumble neighborhood and his mischievous pranks in Catholic school, or hanging out with John Waters' crew in Fells Point, the humor and sincerity of his voice is singular ..." (back cover, Russ Smith). Black paper wrappers with white title to spine panel and photographic illustration to front cover. Clean and bright with photographic illustrations. 183 pages. LIT/081519. Fine.
Cornwells Heights, PA: Mother Katharine Drexel Guild, 1972. Paperback. Signed and inscribed by the author (Sister Duffy). "The life story of Katharine Drexel (1858 - 1955), foundress of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People, spans a long period of time and covers eventful and far reaching developments in the history of the United States" (preface). Red, white, and blue paper wrappers with white title to spine and front panels. Rubbing to panels. Pen marking to front free endpaper. 434 pages. REL/071520. Very Good.
Cornwells Heights, PA: Mother Katharine Drexel Guild, 1972. Hardcover. Signed and inscribed by the author (Sister Duffy). "The life story of Katharine Drexel (1858 - 1955), foundress of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People, spans a long period of time and covers eventful and far reaching developments in the history of the United States" (preface). Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Wear and rubbing to boards. Inscriptions to both endpapers. Authors signature and inscription to title page. Small dampstain to top corners of first few pages. Clean overall. 434 pages. REL/071520. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Childs and Peterson, 1858. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Wear to edges and chipping to spine ends. Minor rubbing to boards. Light foxing throughout though text remains clean and bright. Minor staining to first few pages. Includes frontis and several other illustrations. 416 pages. Arctic Travel. TRA1/3112. Very Good.
New York: Benzinger Brothers, 1925. Hardcover. Original light purple cloth boards with black title to spine and front board. Small black illustration of St. Theresa to front board. Minor wear to corners and edges of boards. A few smudge marks to binding, but mostly clean. Pen marking to front free endpaper, light soiling to margins of a few pages, but clean and bright overall. Frontispiece. 215 pages plus ads. REL/070820. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1882. Hardcover. 12mo. Green leather backed marble paper covered boards with green leather corners. Gilt title to maroon title label on spine but half of label is missing. Minor rubbing to exterior. Front hinge cracked. Front free end page is loose. Marbled page edges. Interior is clean and bright. English Biography. ENG408271. Very Good.
Richmond: The Dietz Press, (1951). Hardcover. 8vo. Scarce. Red cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Else is clean and bright. Blue and white illustrated dust jacket with blue title to front and spine panels. Minor soiling, creasing and edgewear to jacket as well as "Claiborne" and "Hale of Kent" written in faded pen to spine panel. Index, 340 pages. VA/011419. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Harrisburg: no publisher stated. 1876. Paperback. Very good- in wraps. Short 5 paged pamphlet. Text occasionally foxed but overall in clean condition. Last two pages detached by present. A memoranda read by Harris, at a meeting of the Hope Fire Company of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to celebrate the American centennial. Simpson was a native of Harrisburg and a Revolutionary War soldier. Terrific source for the Pa. local historian. American Biography. AMEBIO2/2212. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine. Fading to spine and to top edge of front board. First American edition. Autobiography of an eminent English physician. A few ink marks in text from previous owner. 351 pages, index, plus ads in the rear. English Biography. ENG106080. Very Good.
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1960. Hardcover. Very good in orange cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Previous owner's book plate to front paste down. Some markings to margins but mostly in pencil and a few spots of pencil underlinging. Else is pristine. Orange dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Fading to spine panel and minor rubbing to rear panel of dust jacket. 276 pp. American Biographical History. BIO1/3282. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.