San Francisco: Cameron and Company, (1980). Hardcover. Oblong 4to. Near fine in very good white illustrated dust jacket with gilt title to front panel and black title to spine. Minor rubbing and one small closed tear to rear panel of dust jacket. Interior is clean and bright and filled with full color photographic illustrations. 159 pages. ENGHIS/030712. Near Fine in Very Good DJ.
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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, (1974). Hardcover. 4to. Very good in very good illustrated and price clipped dust jacket with yellow title to front panel and white title to red spine panel. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 141 pages. ENGMON/032212. Very Good / Very Good.
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809. Hardcover. First Edition. Good plus in brown paper covered boards with leather spine titled in gilt. Front board is present but detached and rear board is nearly detached. The spine, hinges, and boards are heavily chipped and worn. Bookplate of David Bixler to front pastedown. Inscription on front free endpage and clipping about the author pasted down on verso of front free endpage, else interior is very clean. Printed on fine paper. A good candidate for rebinding. Quarto. 134 pages. POE/121812. Good Plus.
Philadelphia: E.H. Butler & Co, 1852. Hardcover. Very good in red cloth boards with gilt title and decoration to spine and boards. This was given as an achievement award to Miss S. P. Cushing, a student at N.H. Morison's Academy for Young Ladies. A bookplate commemorating the award is pasted down to the front pastedown. Includes 12 engravings after R. A. Turner as well as an engraved frontis and title page (after Sir Thomas Lawrence and W.C. Marshall). Wear to corners, edges of boards, and spine ends with fraying to book cloth. Clean and bright overall; although, the gutters of some pages are dampstained. Possibly this happend prior to binding as the spine of the book shows no damage. All edges gilt. An attractive volume (despite noted wear) with lots of gilt work. 344 pages. POE/050819. Near Fine.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1949. Book Club Edition. "And so this new biography is focused on Walt Whitman's inner life, on the mysterious, creative processes of poetry, and on the rambunctious America that was just then coming of age" (jacket). Faded red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Open tear to front free endpaper and spot of soiling. In red dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Fading to spine panel and several large chips to jacket. 381 pages. POE/050918.
New York: Farar, Straus & Company, (1964). First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Very good+ in black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. A few light spots of soiling to exterior. Previous owner's name to front paste down. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Index, 466 pages. English History. ENGHIST05/0522. Very Good.
Boston: L.C. Page and Company, 1905. Hardcover. NUMBER 110 OF A LIMITED DELUXE EDITION OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Very good/Good+ 4to. Black, paper-covered boards with leather title-labels to spines. Top inch of paper spine of volume two is missing. Leather labels on both volumes rubbed and cracked and difficult to read. Else is very good with illustrated frontis in volume I. Light foxing to frontispiece and title page. Many unopened pages. Vol. I: 293 pages, VOL II: 292 pages. Poetry. POE1/2272 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Very Good.
Hong Kong: Phoenix Press, 1965. Paperback. First Edition. Inscribed: "To Mr. Zorthian With the compliments of the author. Nov. 19,1968." The recipient was Barry Zorthian, the well regarded U.S. spokesman during the Vietnam War. The author, a journalist and professor, wrote this book about Tung Chi-ping, who fled from the Chinese embassy in Burundi Africa to seek refuge with the U.S. Embassy there. Bound in brown paper wrappers with author and title to fron tocover. In near fine condition. 77 pages. CHINA/010913. Near Fine in Wraps.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1953). Hardcover. SCARCE IN DUST JACKET. Second impression. Very good + in very good maroon and white illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Spine panel faded to light brown. Minor edgewear, browning and rubbing to dust jacket. Inscription to previous owner on front free end page. Interior is clean and bright with several illustrations. Index, 279 pages. ENGMON/011018. Very Good+ / Very Good.
New York: G. P. Putnam and Co., 1853. Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Spine faded and minor wear to edges and corners. Previous owner's book plate to front paste down. Moderate foxing to first and last few pages and sporatic foxing throughout the rest of the book. Text is bright. 277 pages. English History. ENG2/2042. Very Good.
Toronto: The Porcupine's Quill, 2019. Hardcover. Signed by George Walker. Trade Edition in paperback format. This is the latest version of The Hunting of the Snark to be published by the Cheshire Press. Carroll's famous nonsense poem has been subject to numerous interpretations over time. In this truly snarky edition, Walker has chosen President Donald Trump and his White House cabinet and advisors for his 21st century lineup of the characters. He writes: "...I think they match up nicely to to the crew of the ship. When you read the poem and think of Trump's cabinet, it's hard not to see the parallels. The political arena in the USA could be described as nonsense, which is exactly the type of poem [this] is. The plot follows a crew of ten unqualified professionals trying to hunt the Snark with a blank map." Thus such familiar names as Scaramucci, Sessions, Priebus, Pence, Mnuchin, Bannon, Sanders and Trump himself appear in parts that reflect their real-life attributes and roles. Beige paper wrappers with brown title to spine and front panels. With thirteen wood engravings by Walker and "The Snark Map" as the frontispiece. In fine condition. 85 pages. PRI/011520. Fine.
Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1966. Hardcover Spiral Bound. SCARCE. 8vo. Lavender cloth covered boards with black title to spine. Slight fading to edges of boards and to spine. Pristine interior with illustrations. Pale blue price clipped dust jacket with black title to front panel and to spine. Fading to edges and spine of dust jacket as well as minor rubbing. Few small spots of soiling to front panel. Index, 335. POET/021312. Near fine in Very Good Dust Jacket.
New York: The John Day Company, 1928. Hardcover. 8vo. Off white paper backed bluish green paper covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. One bump to bottom edge of front board and browning to top edge of both boards and spine. Interior is clean and bright. 73 pp. Poetry. POE/11172. Very Good.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1988. Hardcover. Thick 8vo. Red cloth backed beige paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Small chip from head of spine. Pristine interior with bright text and photographic illustrations. Tight binding. Red and gold dj with red title to gold spine. Minor wear to edges of jacket. Index, 528 pp. CHINA/020405. Very Good in Very Good dj.
London: R. and M. Stoddart, 1821. Hardcover. Good+ textured dark green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Corners bumped and rubbed, front hinge cracked and repaired; front flyleaf and half-title page are partly loose. Light foxing throughout though text is bright. Poetry. POE1/2182. Good +.
New York: British Heritage Press, 1983. Hardcover. Fine blue cloth 4to., bright gilt title to cover and spine. In mint pictorial d.j. Interior is beautiful, clean and tight. Profusely illustrated; double columned text. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown ep. Index, 320 pp. English History. ENG/6063. Fine.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985. Hardcover. 4to. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt dragon emblem to front board. Clean, tight interior with many color illustrations. Tight binding. Minor wear to spine ends. Bookplate to front pastedown. Index, 281 pp. CHINA/020805. Very Good Plus.
New York: Pocket Books, (2001). Paper Covered Boards. 8vo. Blue paper backed white paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine tight interior with many illustrations. White illustrated dust jacket with blue spine panel and white title to spine. Minor rubbing and remnants of price sticker to rear panel of dust jacket. 402 pp. MON/060605. Fine in Near Fine dj.
Baltimore: The Arundel Press, John S. Bridges & Co, 1900. Hardcover. Scarce. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and spine. Minor browning to edges of front board and minor discoloration to edges of rear boards. Inscribed to a friend by Orrin C. Painter. Minor damp staining to the edges of the frontispiece though illustration remains clean and bright. Else is near pristine. 153 pages. POET/102511. Very Good.