New York: Harper and Brothers, 1843. Hardcover. Uncommon First Edition. Timothy Shay Arthur (1809 - 1885) was a prolific American author, best known for his novel on temperance (Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There). Many of his stories (including this one) incorporate respectable values and beliefs that he felt belonged in every American household. This book has been expertly rebacked using the original spine, boards, and endpapers. Minor chipping and wear to boards and to original piece of spine cloth. Penned notes and previous owners signatures to endpapers. Light dampstaining to corners of last few pages and ads. Minor foxing throughout interior. 163 pages plus 12 pages of ads. LIT/052220. Very Good.
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London: The Chaucer Society / N. Trübner & Co., 1871. Paperback. Very good in light green paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Minor rubbing and a few smudge marks to covers with a few chips to edges. Library call number in red colored pencil to front cover. Minor soiling and occasional tears to edges of some pages, but clean and bright overall. Pages are somewhat brittle. Covered in a removable protective plastic wrapper. 128 pages. Literature. LIT/052620. Very Good.
New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1910. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards with red and gilt title to front board and gilt title to spine. Minor fading to spine. Small pull to book cloth near top of spine. Minor rubbing to hinges and minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Else is pristine with illustrations throughout. 186 pages. LIT/061920. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. Hardcover. Includes Melville's poems "The March to the Sea" on page 366, "The Cumerland" on page 474, and "Philip" on page 640. Also includes the conclusion of "Our Mutual Friend" by Dickens, "Livingston's Last African Expedition", and chapters from Wilkie Collins "Armadale." Bound in the three quarter black leather over black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear and rubbing to edges, spine ends, and corners. Short closed tears to some pages including title page. Split just after title page, but binding remains secure. Occasional spots of foxing to interior, but clean overall. Illustrated. 816 pages. PER/060120. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. Hardcover. Includes the first appearance of Melville's poems "Chatanooga" on page 44, "Gettysburg" on page 209 and the conclusion of "Armadale" by Wilkie Collins on page 186. Also includes an eight page article about the little black dogs of Berkshire, an article on army life during the Civil War along the border, one on booksellers, one on the education of colored people in Louisiana, one on "High Days in a Virginian Village", another on the burning of Columbia, and much more. Bound in three quater brown leather with brown cloth boards and gilt title to spine. Minor wear to edges, corners, and hinges. The interior is clean overall with occasional spots of foxing. Rear hinge is cracked and text block is partially seperated from binding. Illustrated. 816 pages. PER/052220. Very Good.
New York: Dix, Edwards, and Co., 1857. Hardcover. LACKS September issue. Includes Melville's "Piazza Tales: The Islands of the Pacific" on pages 142 - 156. Also includes first appearance of works by Thomas Wentworth Higginson (Going to Mount Katahdin) and Fitz-James O'Brien (The Spider's Eye and The Mezzo-Matti). Bound in three quarter black leather with black cloth covered boards and gilt title to spine. Boards are present but detached. Clear tape to front board. Clean overall with occasional spots of foxing and soiling. Three pages are burnt (probably from a candle) and there is loss to margins and some text on these pages - 367 - 372. A good reading copy. 668 pages. PER/060120. Very Good.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1939. Paperback. A nice copy of the motion picture edition of Mitchell's classic novel. The film, of course, became a classic of its own, winning the academy award for best picture of the year 1939 among other honors. This yellow softcover has photos from the movie on the front and back covers and twelve color stills interspersed throughout book. Covers lightly creased. Text pages are printed in double columns and are in very good condition. Measures 7 x 9.5 inches. 391 pages. FILM/060920. Very Good.
London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1893. Paperback. First edition. Limited edition, 1 of 375 copies. A collection of three remarkable, naturalistic short stories by a writer primarily known as an art critic. Includes: A Chemist in the Suburbs, A Confidence at the Savile, and the North Coast and Eleanor. Original pink cloth with gilt title to spine and front cover. Bumping and chipping to head of spine. A few small dampstains to front cover. Bookplate of Henry William Poor to front pastedown. Browning to endpapers. Light browning to edges of untrimmed pages. Text is clean and bright. 100 pages. Literature. LIT/070320. Very Good.