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: John Murray, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. FIRST EDITION of a VERY SCARCE book. Autonym Library series. Bound in original blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and blue title to front cover. Minor chipping to book cloth along hinges and spine ends. Minor rubbing to boards. The interior is clean and bright. Interior hinges are cracked though binding remains tight. 334 pages. LIT/030306. Very Good.
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.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. Hardcover. 8vo. FIRST EDITION. Introduction by Ernest Hemingway. Blue cloth boards with silver title to spine. Clean, tight binding. Slight browning to end pages. Black, red, and white illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and faded title to spine. Colors on spine panel have faded though the black outlines remain bright. Minor rubbing to jacket and minor wear to edges of jacket. 273 pages. LIT/091106. Very Good+ / 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.
Silver Spring: Silver Spring Press, 1983. Hardcover. First edition. SIGNED by the author / artist. Each page features a flying event for a different pilot with an illustration and a few brief facts. A good introduction to aviation for a child and an interesting interpretation for an enthusiast. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. A few white spots to boards. Blue dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Includes several tipped-in illustrations. 205 pages. AVI/080508. Very Good in near fine jacket.
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: Simon and Schuster, 1965. Hardcover. First Edition (American). Near fine in near fine white illustrated dustjacket with black title to front and spine panels. Faint tanning to spine. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Literature. LIT1/1292. Near Fine / Near Fine.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, (1984). Paperback. 8vo. Grey illustrated paper wrappers with yellow title to front wrapper and to spine. Small amount of writing in pen to edges of half title page and inside of rear wrapper. Marks in pen to margins of 3 pages. Else is clean and bright. Index, 400 pages. BALT/071316. Very Good.
London: Walter Scott, 1887. Hardcover. Cloth Boards. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Great writer series. Original blue cloth with bright gilt title to spine. Spine is slightly cocked. Foxing to first and last few pages and browning to endpages. Bright text on laid paper. Has the ownership blind-stamp of the author's friend and collaborator George H. Radford who contributed (anonymously) one of the essays in Obiter Dieta. Bookplate of previous owner to front pastedown. Nice copy. 186 pages. plus advertisements. LITBIO/042704. Very Good.
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.
New York: Alferd A. Knopf, 1941, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Very good in very good- beige illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor browning, soiling, and chipping to dust jacket. Large chip to foot of spine panel has been repaired with archival tape. Open tear to bottom corner of rear internal flap of dust jacket. Dust jacket is now in an protective sleeve. 249 pages. DRA108151. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990. first American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+ hardcover with Very Good+ illustrated purple dustjacket with yellow title to front panel and white title to faded spine. Interior is clean and bright. First US edition. Includes several photographic illustrations. 262 pages. FILM/7102. Very Good+ / Very Good+.