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 -.
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New York: Brentano's, 1910. Hardcover. Authorized edition. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor browning to spine. Minor wear to spine ends and corners. Previous owner's name to front free end page. Else is clean and bright. 219 pages. Literature. LIT/051314. Very Good.
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.
London: Richard Bentley, 1859. Hardcover. Two volumes. 3/4 red leather bound with red cloth covered boards. Gilt title and decoration as well as raised bands to spines. Minor rubbing to exteriors. Marbled endpapers. Light browning to edges of end pages. Very light foxing to first and last few pages. Inscription to front free end pages of both volumes. Else is clean and bright. Frontis engraving of Kean. Embroidered cloth bookmark laid into volume I. Vol. I: 368 pages, Vol. II: 398 pages. Drama. DRA4010201. Very Good.
New York: Harper's Weekly, 1860. Paperback. A single issue. Includes a two page spread of a view of Central Park, New York. Also includes several chapters from Wilkie Collins' "The Woman in White." Folio sized pages, folded in half. Minor smudge marks and occasional light spots of soiling. It appears that this issue was once bound as it has sewing holes and glue remnants to spine. Illustrated. pages 369 - 384. (16 pages.) PER/040419. Very Good.
London: Chatto and Windus, No Date. Hardcover. Very good in 3/4 green leather bound marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Spine and edges faded to brown.Gilt, raised bands on spine. Marbled end pages. Minor browning to several pages, but text still bright. Some spotting but very clean with no chipping. Includes frontis. 492 pages. Binding matches another title that we have,"The Choice Humorous Works of Theodore Hook," Item #3851. Literature. LIT/3083. Very Good.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1964. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. Review copy with review slip laid in. Blue cloth stamped in silver on spine with decorations on front cover. In light blue dust jacket titled in orange on spine and front panels. Slight fading to spine panel of jacket and light wear to edges. 223 pages. LIT/111116. Fine / Near Fine.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. Hardcover. The first book and one of only two novels written by Connolly (the other being Shade Those Laurels published in 1990). The novel was not published in England until several years later. Cyril Connolly (1903-1974) was a prominent critic, editor, and writer, widely published in The New Statesman and the Magazine he edited, Horizon.Bound in original yellow clock with title and author in black to spine and front cover. Slightly cocked, dampstains on the rear cover, otherwise very good. In scarce internally reinforced black dust jacket with missing pieces. 248 pages. LIT/102616. Very Good / Good+.
Baltimore: John Murphy and Co, 1857. Hardcover. Translated from the original Flemish. An award book with certificate in the front dated June 27, 1894 from Mount St. Mary's College - given for geography and history class. Signed by the president of the college, Edw. P. Allen. Bound in the original blue cloth boards with silver title to spine. Minor soiling to spine and boards. Roll to spine. Minor wear to edges and corners. Clean interior. 330 pages. LIT/040219. Very Good.
New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1929. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in tan cloth backed pink paper covered boards. Minor browning to spine and minor fading to edges of boards. 63 pp. The story, Fall of Hosein the Holy, is by an unknown author. Conway found it published in a pamphlet in his father's library-- no name of publisher or even printer was indicated. Literature. LIT312031. Very Good.
Cincinnati, OH: Stuart Kidd Company Publishers, 1921. Hardcover. In three quarter dark brown leather with maroon linen covered boards with gilt borders and title stamp to spine. Minor wear to outer joints, edges, and corners. Slight soiling to page edges and gilt top edge. Marbled endpapers with a mostly clean and bright interior. Bookplate to front pastedown and owner inscription tipped in on rear flyleaf. 272 pages. DRA/040604. Very Good.
New York: Unites Sates Book Company, 1891. Paperback. SCARCE. Good+ in light brown paper wraps with dark green title and illustration to front wrapper and dark green title to spine. Closed tear and a small water mark to front wrapper. Soiling and edgewear to exterior. Chipping to spine. Minor yellowing to pages though text remains bright. 408 pages. Literature LIT106131. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1838. Hardcover. VOLUME II ONLY. Very good- green cloth covered boards. Title lable on spine is mostly missing and the fabric beneath is heavily chipped. Foxing to end pages and to margins. Text is bright. Second American Edition. Vol. 2 of 2. Literature. LIT/3043. Very Good -.