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.
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: 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.
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: 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: 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.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very good in green and white cloth covered boards with maroon title to front board and to spine. Gilt decoration to front board. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Minor browning to edges and spine and light soiling to rear board. Minor rolling to spine. Inscription to written in pen to front free end page. Minor age toning to edges of pages and sporadic light foxing. Text is clean and bright. 363 pages + ads. LIT/043018. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very good in green and white cloth covered boards with maroon title to front board and to spine. Gilt decoration to front board. Wear to exterior includes minor soiling, minor bumping to spine ends and corners as well as minor browning to edges and spine. Slight age toning to edges of pages. Text is clean and bright. 363 pages + ads. LIT/043018. Very Good.
New York: The Mystery League, Inc., 1930. Hardcover. First US Edition in very good condition. Green cloth covered boards with dark green title to front and spine panels. Minor rolling to spine. minor bumping to spine ends. Minor foxing to end pages. Else is clean and bright. Black and white dust jacket illustrated by Gene with white title to front panel. White title to spine panel though most of the title is missing due to a chip to head of spine panel. Rubbing and minor browning/foxing to dust jacket. Jacket is in protective plastic sleeve. 285 pages. Literature. LIT/1073. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
New York: Henry Holt and Co, 1997. Hardcover. First Edition. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Fine in black cloth with black paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Pristine. In Near fine white illustrated dust jacket with black and orange spine panel and white title to spine. 226 pages. LIT/052511. Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
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.
New York: Macmillan and Company, 1883. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very good in orange and brown cloth covered boards with brown title to front board and to spine. Minor bumping to edges and minor fading to spine. Spine rolled. Minor browning to end pages. 353 pages. Literature. LIT5/11210. Very Good.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very good in original cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to corners and spine ends. The interior is clean overall with minor foxing to the margins of a few pages. Remnants of glue to front pastedown where bookplate may have been attached at one time. One signature is a bit loose. 311 pages. LIT/080108. Very Good.
New York: Macmillan, 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition. Very good in navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor bumping to edges and corners and light rubbing to hinges. Previous owner's name written in pencil to front paste down. Else is clean and bright. 672 pages + ads at rear. Illustrated with 16 photographs. Augustin Daly, 1838-99, managed major theatres in New York and London, and wrote/adapted nearly 100 plays Drama. DRA9010201. Very Good.
London: James Bowden, 1897. Hardcover. First Edition. Published anonymously. William James Dawson (1854-1928) was an English clergyman and author. Bound in original cream cloth. Spine is faded and covers are a bit dull. Gilt vignette of an angel, repeated on the title page in a smaller red design may be the work of Laurence Housman. 136 pages. LIT/050911. Very Good.