New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION, first state in uncommon variant binding of blue cloth. It has been rebacked with the original blue cloth boards attached and title strip laid down. The author and title are in black and gilt on the spine and front board. The cover also has a blind-stamped illustration of Huck in black and gilt. Minor wear to corners, darkening to board edges, and rubbing to boards. There is a photo-gravure portrait bust of Twain with facsimile signature, frontis illustration, and 174 text illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Lacks tissue guard between frontispieces. Light dampstain to corner of photo-gravure page. The interior is clean overall with occasional foxing and occasional spots of soiling, mostly to margins. Modern endpapers. Altogether a desirable copy of this milestone of American literature. 366 pages. LIT/092519. Near Fine.
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New York: Harper and Brothers, (1909). Hardcover. Octavo. In red cloth boards with white title to cover and spine and a cover illustraion in blue and white. Spine lettering is faded and boards are lighly rubbed with wear to corners and spine ends. Front free endpaper has a previous owner stamp to bottom corner and evidence of erasures to top corner. Rear pastedown also shows evidence of erasure and has a few small ink markings. Text block is clean. Includes a tissue-guarded frontispiece. No dust jacket.121 pages. LIT/082919. Very Good.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1935. Hardcover. Second edition, I-K. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt signature to front cover. Minor wear to corners and spine ends. Minor foxing to first and last few pages, else clean. Includes four illustrations. 413 pages. LIT/091719. Very Good.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1901. Hardcover. Includes "Extracts from Adam's Diary" on pages 762 - 767. Also has Thomas Hardy's "Enter a Dragoon. A Story" on pages 25 - 34 and Edith Wharton's "The Moving Finger" on pages 627 - 632 and "The Recovery" on pages 468 - 477. Also includes color illustrations by Howard Pyle for "The Pilgrimage of Truth" by Erik Bogh. Bound in three quarter black leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title and volume number to spine. Heavy chipping, cracking, and wear to leather on spine and hinges. Minor wear to boards and spine. Clean interior overall. 982 pages. PER/060619. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1867. Hardcover. Includes Twain's "Forty-Three Days in an Open Boat" on pages 104 - 113. This was Twain's first publication (with his name misspelled, Mark Swain). Bound in three quarter black leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title, volume number, and previous owner's name (M. Cornelia Welts) to spine. Rubbing and wear to leather, boards, and edges. Occasional spots of foxing to interior, but clean overall. Illustrated. 816 pages. PER/060619. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1867. Hardcover. Includes Twain's "Forty-Three Days in an Open Boat" on pages 104 - 113. This was Twain's first publication (with his name misspelled, Mark Swain). Bound in three quarter dark brown leather over black cloth covered boards with gilt title and volume number to spine. Rubbing and wear to leather, boards, and edges. Interior is clean and bright overall. Light dampstain to top margins of a few pages. Illustrated. 816 pages. PER/060619. Very Good.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1816. Hardcover. Includes "The Mysterious Stranger" Part II on page 38; Part III on page 236, Part IV on page 441, Part V on page 574, Part VI on page 749, and Part VII on page 883. Bound in modern brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Ex-library with bookplate to front endpaper and name of library in gilt to foot of spine (Public Library Oskaloosa, Iowa). Clean, bright interior. 952 pages. [Lacks last 20 pages; should be 972 pages.] PER/060619. Very Good.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1896. Hardcover. Includes the beginning of Twain's "Tom Sawyer" in the August and September issues on pages 344 - 361 and 519 - 537. Bound in three quarter black leather over black cloth covered boards with gilt title and volume number to spine. Minor wear to spine ends and edges of boards. Chip to leather on spine. Browning to edges of a few pages, but clean overall. 972 pages. PER/060619. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1906. Hardcover. Uncommon. A fascinating collection of epitaphs arranged by unconcious humor, deliberate humor, conjugal, derogatory, occupational, puns, children and infants, pathetic, brief, etc. Green cloth boards with faded white title to spine and green decoration to front cover. Chipping to white title on front cover and rubbing to boards. Minor wear to corners and edges. Browning to endpaper, else clean. 168 pages. POE/112719. Very Good.
Tokyo: The Nippon Gakujutsu Shinokai, 1958. Hardcover. First edition in dust jacket. Small quarto. Blue, silk-covered boards in very good condition with gilt title on cover and spine. Light fading to spine panel. Some off-setting on half-title page, otherwise clean and bright interior pages. Includes black and white illustrations. Cream dustjacket with black title on cover and spine is in very good condition with minor edge wear and some browning along edges and spine. A few minor chips to edges of jacket. 191 pages. POE/083019. Very Good / Very Good.
Tokyo: The Nippon Gakujutsu Shinokai, 1955. Hardcover. First Edition. 2 volume set in dust jackets. Small quarto. Brown silk covered boards with silver titles to covers and spines. Boards show little to no wear, save for a small smudge mark to the rear board of volume 2. Front pastedowns of both volumes have a previous ownership inscription. Some off-setting from front free endpaper to both half-title pages, otherwise text and illustrations are clean and bright. Frontispiece of volume 1 is a fold-out black and white illustration of a traditional japanese scene; that of volume 2 is a color photograph reproduction of a kimono. Each volume also contains a map of "Japan in Provinces." Cream dust jackets with black titles to spines and front panels. Jackets show only very light edgewear, with some browning along edges and spines. Volume 1: 192 pages; volume 2: 190 pages. DRA/082919. Very Good / Very Good.
Rockport, MA and Naples, FL: Twin Lights Publishers, Inc and Youngtown Books, (2002). Hardcover. 4to. Very good in black paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light foxing to title page. Else is clean and bright with beautiful full color illustrations throughout. Black illustrated dust jacket with white and yellow title to front panel and to spine.128 pages. MD/112019. Very Good+ / Very Good+.
New York: Social Register Association, 1956. Hardcover. 12mo. Black paper covered boards with orange title to front board and to spine. Small white smudge to front board. Orange "SR" to rear board. Light bumping to corners and spine ends. Interior is clean and bright. Advertisement laid in at rear. 192 pages. BALT/120319. Very Good.
Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1995. Paperback. 4to. Fine in illustrated stiff paper wrappers with white title to front wrapper and to spine. 229 pages. Includes a few essays on Vermeer and many gorgeous plates of his works; some detail images. A beautiful collection of his works. Art. ART/091219. Fine.
Baroda: Padmaja Publications, (1946). First Edition. Hardcover. SCARCE. Small 8vo. Grey paper coverd boards with black title to front board and to spine. Small spot of browning to front board and to spine. Minor browning to end pages. Else is clean and bright. Green and blue dust jacket with green and white title to front panel and green title to faded spine panel. Wear to dust jacket includes minor creasing, fading, and chipping to edges, small wax stain to front and spine panels that corresponds to the stain on the boards, and minor rubbing to the front and rear panels. 68 pages. IND/092319. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., 1939. Hardcover. Small quartos. Special De Luxe Editions, with a total of 48 striking color illustrations by Arthur Rackham, in dust jackets. Both volumes have tan cloth boards with an embossed device on the front and gilt titles and decorations along the spine. Boards show minor marks and are otherwise very good. Interior pages are clean and sharp, except for a narrow strip of browning along the inside edges of the pastedowns. Illustrated dust jackets are in good condition but have some small areas of edge chipping and small open tears along the edges and along hinges. Flap of one jacket is nearly detached. Minor rubbing and scuffing to jackets. Both jackets are protected from further damage with removable plastic covers. Volumes are unpaginated. DRA/083019. Very Good / Good.
New York: Golden Press, (1950). First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION, EARLY PRINTING. 4to. Illustrated glossy paper covered boards with white title to front board. Spine panel is missing. Minor chipping to paper at head of spine. Minor edgewear to exterior. Previous owner's name in juvenile hand writing to front free end paper along with a stamp. Light red pen mark to front paste down. Small closed tear to bottom edge of two pages. Minor browning and foxing to the margins of a few pages and two very light pencil marks to the bottom margin of one page. Else is clean and bright with full color illustrations throughout. CHILD/072519. Very Good.
Paris: Sequoia-Elsevier, (1967). Paperback. 8vo. White illustrated stiff paper wraps with red and black title to front wrapper and red title to spine. Minor bubbling to laminate on hinges of wrappers. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout in both black and white and color. Index, 144 pages. IND/102319. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, (1997). Hardcover. 8vo. Near Fine in very good+ illustrated dust jacket with gilt title to front panel and gilt and green title to spine panel. Fading to spine and minor rubbing and scuffing to dust jacket. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations and maps throughout. Index, 262 pages. BALT/090519. Near Fine / Very Good.
Privately Printed by Schuyler Press, 1969. Hardcover. A scarce study of the development and progress of schools in Freehold, NJ from the city's founding until the early 20th century. Inscribed by the author on the verso of the title page thanking a couple for their encouragement and assistance with translating French text. Bound in blue cloth with girlt title and county seal to front cover and title to spine. Light bumping to corners white mark at the top of spine but still very good. Interior pages near fine. Measures 5 x 8.25 inches. 124 pages including bibliography and index. EDUC/111519. Near Fine.
Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1974. Hardcover. SCARCE. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Very good light blue cloth covered boards with black ink title to spine. Light foxing to boards. In light blue illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Wear to dust jacket includes chipping to edges and rubbing and soiling. Dust jacket in protective mylar cover. Minor foxing end papers and to margins of a few pages. Else is clean and bright. Tightly bound. Author's signature written under the foreward. Illustrated. 405 pages. Maryland History. MD/071019. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: The Grolier Club, 1967. Hardcover. One of 2000 copies of this interesting history of the foremost bibliographic society in the United States. It includes several photographs of the club's exterior and interior. Bound in grey decorated paper with a grey cloth spine with gilt titling. Designed by Joseph Blumenthal and printed at The Spiral Press on Curtis Rag paper. Housed ins slipcase with the same decorated papers as the binding and paper label to spine. In near fine condition. 49 pages. BOB/112119. Near Fine.
Onancock, Virginia: The Eastern Shore News, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. SCARCE. 8VO. Maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title and illustration to front board and gilt title to spine. Very slight browning to front end papers and paste downs. Else is clean and bright. White illustrated dust jacket with blue title to front and spine panels. Minor foxing, rubbing, and edgewear to dust jacket. Includes traditions of Virginia's Eastern Shore. 105 pages. VA/081619. Near Fine / Very Good.