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.
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London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1886. Hardcover. First edition of the first book of criticism by Archer (1856-1924), a prominent literary and drama critic of his day. Bound in original dark red cloth with gilt title and author to spine and front cover. Some bumping and rubbing, slight chipping to spine corners otherwise in nice condition. Front and rear hinges are somewhat cracked and there are a few loose signatures. Light foxing throughout. Includes full page illustrations of some famous actors of the time such as Henry Irving, Edward Terry, Mary Anderson, and Sarah Bernhardt. 350 pages including index. DRA/071709. 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.
New York: Clarkson Potter/Publishers, (2002). Hardcover. First Edition. Red paper covered boards with light yellow title to spine. Previous owner's name and date to top corner of title page. Else is pristine with full color illustrations throughout. Illustrated dust jacket with light yellow title to red spine. Minor creasing to top edge of dust jacket. Index, 335. COOK/033010. Fine in Near Fine DJ.
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: American Illustration Inc. / Harry N. Abrams, 1986. Hardcover. First edition. The definitive collection of the best work by nearly 200 American artists, created this past year for books, posters, magazines, newspapers, advertising and animation. Fine in yellow cloth boards with maroon title to spine. Clean interior with 290 illustrations of which 268 are in full color. Fine illustrated dust jacket with green marbled pattern and black title to spine. 295 pages. CHILD/102609. Fine in fine jacket.
London: Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey and Co., 1887. Hardcover. Uncommon First Edition. T.E. Brown (1880-1897) was a poet, scholar, and theologian. He was born on the Isle of Man, and wrote his poetry in Manx English, a dialect formerly spoken on the Isle of Man. The dialect is derived from the Celtic as is Welsh. In the book, there are footnotes giving the English word for some of the dialect. Bound in the original brown patterned cloth, with gilt title to spine. Some rubbing and bumping to cloth but otherwise in very good minus condition. Front hinge is tender but the text is tightly bound and the interior pages are clean. Book plate of Mark Samuels Lasner affixed to front pastedown. 385 pages. POE/081309. Very Good -.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1909. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very good in lavender cloth with gilt and grey lettering and illustration on spine and front cover. Minor soiling to cloth, spine slightly sunned and minor bumping to corners and spine ends. Interior is clean and bright. Frontis with tissue guard. Includes 6 illustrations by the author. Pages framed with decorative border design. Literature. LIT107021. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very good in green and white cloth covered boards with maroon title to front board and to spine. Gilt decoration to front board. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Minor browning to edges and spine and light soiling to rear board. Minor rolling to spine. Inscription to written in pen to front free end page. Minor age toning to edges of pages and sporadic light foxing. Text is clean and bright. 363 pages + ads. LIT/043018. Very Good.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1894. Hardcover. 12mo. FIRST EDITION. Autonym Library Series. Beige cloth boards with blue title to spine and front board. Minor foxing to first and last few pages and writing in pencil to first free endpage, else interior is clean. 188 pages plus ads. LIT/032106. Very Good.
London: James Bowden, 1897. Hardcover. First Edition. Published anonymously. William James Dawson (1854-1928) was an English clergyman and author. Bound in original cream cloth. Spine is faded and covers are a bit dull. Gilt vignette of an angel, repeated on the title page in a smaller red design may be the work of Laurence Housman. 136 pages. LIT/050911. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brother. 1845. Hardcover. SCARCE. First American edition. Very good-. Beige cloth backed blue paper covered flexible boards. Heavy wear to exterior with creasing and chipping and soiling. Blue paper has chipped away to reveal red underneath is some areas. Appears to be an amateur binding. Browning and foxing throughout though text remains bright. Binding is loose. An English family on a protracted stay in Italy. 142 pages. Literature. LIT/061908. Good +.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1938. Hardcover. First Edition. Very good minus blue cloth boards w/bright gilt ship design and light blue border stamped on cover; gilt title to spine. Circular cup stain to front board, light soiling as well; front bottom corner is lightly bumped. In VG minus illustrated d.j. (chipping, creasing, taped along front hinge) Map endpapers, interior is yellowed but clean; hinge cracked between title page and verso but rest of binding is tight. 421 pp. + ads. Maritime. MARI/5293. Very Good -.
Munich: Prom-Galerie, (2000). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY FALLANI. First edition. Fine in grey cloth boards with black title to spine and front board. Pristine interior with numerous full color reproductions of Fallani's paintings. Near fine illustrated dust jacket with white spine panel and black title to spine. Light wear to edges of jacket, else fine. 94 pages. ART/102109. Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
London: Osgood, McIlvaine & Co. 1895. Hardcover. Scarce First Edition. Very good condition in original brown cloth boards, with gilt title and author on spine and on front cover, which also has gilt wheat design.Boards are siled and scuffed and corners lightly bumped. Some foxing to end papers but interior pages clean. 392 pages. LIT/031511. Very Good.