May SALE! All books in Literature, Humor, and Drama priced at $100 and under are 30% off for the month of May.
This sale excludes artists' books, private press, and items sold on consignment.
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New York: Street and Smith, (1905). Paperback. 16mo. Good- in very edgeworn original illustrated wrappers with orange title to front wrapper and black title to spine. Heavy chipping and creasing to exterior as well as several open and closed tears. Rear wrapper is missing. Chipping to edges of first few pages. 215 pages. Literature. LIT1/4302. Good.
Boston: Copeland and Day, 1896. Hardcover. First edition. A collection of essays on observations made in the city and country. Poet Odell Shepard's copy with his ownership signature, place, and date in both volumes. Bound in the original green cloth boards lettered in gold on the spines and front covers. Lower corners of volume two are bumped, small specks of white paint to spine of volume one, and minor foxing to endpapers. 142 pages in volume one; 126 pages in volume two. This set may require an extra shipping fee. LIT/102616. Very Good.
Boston: Copeland and Day, 1896. Hardcover. First edition. 2 volumes. A collection of essays on observations made in the city and country. Essays and fragments reprinted, with modifications, from the Boston "Transcript". Bound in the original green cloth boards lettered in gold on the spines and front covers. Minor wear to the extremities and offsetting to endpapers. Minor offsetting to endpapers, else clean interiors. 142 pages in volume one; 126 pages in volume two. This set may require an extra shipping fee. LIT/102616. Very Good.
London: The Channing Press, 1933. Hardcover. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE EDITOR TO ARTIST LEANDER LEITNER. Very good- in tan cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board. Damp staining to spine and edges of boards. Both interior hinges are starting. Inscription to front free end page. Minor browning to end pages. 84 pages. Literature. LIT110311. Very Good -.
New York: Harper and Row, 1964. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY JOHN CHEEVER PRESENTATION COPY. Later edition. Very good plus black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Author's inscription and signature to front free end page. Interior is clean and bright. Very good red and black price clipped dustjacket with white title to front and spine panels. Minor edge wear to dust jacket and one small portion of a cup ring to front panel. Minor fading to edges of dust jacket. 275 pages. Literature. LIT/5213. Very Good plus / Very Good.
Boston: The Sherrill Press, 1936. Hardcover. Limited edition, 17/300 copies, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Near fine in blue cloth spine with gilt lettering and blue paper boards. Title label to front board. Light sunning around board edges and to spine. Interior is clean and bright. Deckel edge pages. Literature. LIT4/5090. Near Fine.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1990). Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor bumping to top right corners of boards. Pristine interior. Black and white illustrated dust jacket with white and silver title to front and spine panels. Light bump to top right corners of dust jacket. Index, 208 pages. LIT/062216. Near Fine / Near Fine.
New York: Hurst & Co., 1884. Paperback. Title on front cover and spine reads "Spencer" but title on title page reads "Spenser." Very good in beige illustrated paper wraps with black title to front wrapper and to spine. Orange and black illustration to front wrapper. Text is clean and bright. 232 pages + ads. Literature. LIT3611301. Very Good.
New York: Thomas Crowell, 1895. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Very good in green illustrated boards with gilt title to front and spine panels. Minor soiling to boards. Lovely illustration of trees to front board. Light foxing throughout. Includes frontispiece with intact tissue guard. Many pages upopened. Literature. LIT212211. Very Good.
New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1928. Paperback. 8vo. Very good in red side stapled paper wrappers with black title to light green title lable on front wrapper. Chipping and minor soiling to wrappers. Interior is clean and bright with photographic illustration of Mark Twain as frontispiece. 63 pages. LIT/031618. Very Good.
Chicago: F. Tennyson Neely. (1894). Paperback. VG- in original white paper illustrated wrappers with red and black title to front wrapper and to spine. Front wrapper is detached but present. Heavy chipping to front wrapper and spine. Interior heavily browned with minor chipping to first few pages. Paper is brittle. Text is bright. Binding tight. 213 pages + ads. In wraps. Literary Biography. LITBIO/3113. Very Good -.