Philadelphia: John Sartain & Co., 1849. Hardcover. Includes Poe’s “A Valentine” on page 173 of Volume IV and “The Bells” on page 304 of Volume V. Also contains a review of Rufus Griswold’s “Female Poets of America,” on page 415. This is the first printing of “The Bells”; however, “A Valentine” was originally printed in the Evening Mirror in 1846 under the title “To Her Whose Name is Written Below.” Both volumes are bound together in three quarter black leather with grey cloth covered boards and gilt title to spine. Minor rubbing to boards and wear to edges of boards. Occasional spots of foxing and soiling. Includes numerous engravings. Volume IV: 416 pages; Volume V: 389 pages. PER/011018. Very Good.
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London: Smith, Elder & Co., Vol. IV., July-December, 1861. Hardcover. Includes a story by Anthony Trollope: The Struggles of Brown, Jones and Robinson. One of the Firm with chapters 1-15 in volume IV and chapters 16-24 in volume V. The story is complete in 24 chapters. Volume IV also includes a poem by Charlotte Bronte, a few chapters from a Harriet Beech Stowe story, and a few chapters from a Thackery story. Both volumes are in matching bindings of three quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards. The titles and volume numbers are in gilt on the spine along with gilt rules. Both hinges of volume V are cracked and the hinges of volume IV are starting. Wear to the edges of boards. Clean interiors with illustrations, some of which fold-out. 760 pages in each volume. Literature. PER/1103 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Very Good.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1896. Hardcover. Includes Book II of Twain's "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc" on pages 135, 288, 432, 585, and 655 and an article about Twain by Joseph H. Twichell on page 817. Bound in three quarter red leather over red marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor rubbing to spine ends, edges of boards, and raised bands on spine. Marbled endpapers. Archival tape repairs to edges of a few pages. Smudge marks to edges of a few pages, but clean overall. 976 pages. PER/052319. Very Good.
Baltimore: J. Murphy, 1846. Hardcover. Uncommon. Includes 12 issues from 1846 with articles on Native Americans, Lord Baltimore and the Maryland Charter, "Oriental Churches", Brazil, Maryland history, Festivals among the Jews, John P. Kennedy, as well as poetry, music, literature reviews, and foreign and domestic intelligence. Ex-library from St. Joseph's Seminary with gilt stamp to spine, sticker to spine. and library markings to endpapers. In a modern binding of black buckram over black leatherette covered boards with gilt title to spine. Occasional foxing throughout, which is heaviest on engravings and tissue guards. Occasional pencil markings, a few pen markings, and occasional soiling, but clean overall. Fold-out illustration of the sixth provincial council is torn and lacks the bottom portion. The other four full page engravings: Mt. St. Mary's College (MD) and St. Joseph's Sisterhood and Academy (MD), Pius 9th, and Gregorio XVI, are both present; although, both are foxed. 692 pages; however, pages 389 - 409 are missing; however nothing is called for on these pages within the contents and most issues end with a literary review section, which this issue ends with - so perhaps these pages never existed. REL/061820. Very Good.