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.
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: Skeffington and Son, 1896. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. British novelist, Marie Corelli (1855 - 1924), was a very popular author during her time, although she was often criticized, as many women authors then were, of being melodramatic. This book addresses the plight of a wealthy woman married to an abusive, arrogant aristocrat who takes great advantage of her kindness and finances. Appropriately, Corelli's introduction implores her readers to place greater value on women and their roles in marriage and society. Very good in original maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Slight roll to spine and minor wear to edges and spine ends. The end pages are browned with a small spot of soiling on the first two. Also, there are a few spots of foxing to the title page, there is an inscription from the previous owner on the half title page dated 1896, and there are occasional smudge marks throughout. A nice copy despite noted wear. 292 pages. LIT/012109. 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 -.
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.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Hardcover. Signed by author. First edition. 8vo. Red paper covered boards with yellow title to spine and yellow and white pattern to boards. Previous owner's name written on front free end page. Author's signature to half title page. Interior is clean and bright. Blue, red and white illustrated dust jacket with white and gilt title to front and spine panels. Index, 392 pages. COOK/031510. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1965. Hard Cover. First Edition. This comprehensive bibliography with its critical commentary is considered essential to the study of all aspects of Pre-Raphaelitism and of the artists and writers who were part of it. Frederman’s approach first offers an overall commentary, followed by a four section bibliography: 1) Sources for Bibliography and Provenance; 2) Bibliography of Individual Figures; 3) Bibliography of the Pre-Raphaelite Movement; and 4) Bibliography of Pre-Raphaelite Illustrations. Incorporated into this structure are the important distinctions he makes among the three phases of Pre-Raphaelitism: the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, The Pre-Raphaelite Movement, and Pre-Raphaelitism The scope of this work is remarkable. Included are descriptions of public and private collections, museums, art galleries, and libraries in the U.K. and U.S. which have major repositories of Pre-Raphaelite materials. In the more than 1000 bibliographical entries, organized into 100 sections divided among the four major parts, Frederman offers extensive commentary and explanation. Except for fading to the spines of the dust jacket and bound volume, and a few minor chips to the bottom of the jacket’s front cover, the book is in near fine condition. The light green jacket has the author and title on the front cover and a Rossetti illustration of the three maids of Elfinmere. The book is bound in black cloth with gilt title to front cover and to spine. Fading to gilt on spine. 8 pages of plates. xix +327 pages, including extensive index. PRE/103108. Near Fine in Very Good DJ.