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Paris: Editions de la Sirene, 1923. Paperback. 1 of 200 numbered copies. Grey paper wrappers with black title to spine. Creases to spine. Minor and edgewear to exterior. Clean, bright interior with several illustrations. Includes poetry, essays, and more. 231 pages. In French. FRE/080608. 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.
Boston: Milford House, (1974). Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor rubbing to front board and minor discoloration to rear board. Minor foxing to interior hinges and very lightly to rear end pages. Else is clean and bright. Tight binding. 205 pages. LIT/031717. Very Good.
London: Hutchinson & Co., (1977). Hardcover. Near fine in very good+ light brown illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Slight fading to spine panel and light edgewear to top edge of dust jacket. Pristine interior. 191 pages. Poetry Anthology. POEANT/510311. Near Fine / Very Good+.
New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1883. Paperback. Very good- in brown paper wraps with black title to front wrapper and to spine. Orange and black illustrations to front wrapper. Minor chipping to wrappers and spine. Newspaper cut outs of poems laid in throughout. Cut outs have caused browning though else is clean and bright. 300 pages. Literature. POE310291. Very Good.
Glasgow: Third Eye Centre, 1989. Paperback. 8vo. Grey illustrated paper wrappers with red title to front wrapper and black title to spine. Price on rear wrapper has been scratched out. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 233 pages. Literary Anthology. LITANTH/010318. Very Good+.
1929. Hardcover. LIMITED EDITION. Number 9 of 200 copies. 8vo. Black cloth backed gold paper covered boards with minor edge wear to boards. Previous owner's name written to front paste down. Interior is clean and bright with several small illustrations throughout. Gold dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor rubbing to hinges as well as chipping to edges of dust jacket which is now in a protective plastic sleeve. 80 pp. Poetry. POE1/3282. Very Good + in Very Good Minus DJ.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. Hardcover. Includes the first printing of Melville's poem "The March to the Sea" on page 366. Also includes chapters from "Armadale" by Wilkie Collins and "Blackwell's Island Lunatic Asylum." In the original paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Heavy chipping / loss to paper on spine. Light dampstain to bottom edge of front wrapper and to edges of several other interior pages. Chipping and a few closed tears to edges of wrappers. Rubbing and light soiling to covers. Many pages are unopened. Illustrated. Pages 273 - 408 plus advertisements. PER/050718. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. Hardcover. Includes the first printing of Melville's poem "The Cumberland" on page 474. Also includes chapters from "Armadale" by Wilkie Collins. In the original paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Heavy chipping / loss to paper on top and bottom of spine (about two inches of loss, not affecting the title). Rubbing and light soiling to covers. Occasional spots of foxing to interior. Illustrated. Pages 409 - 544 plus advertisements. PER/050718. 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: Harper & Brothers, 1866. Hardcover. Includes the first appearance of Melville's poem "Gettysburg" on page 209. Also includes chapters from "Armadale" by Wilkie Collins and recollections of the Civil War by a Virginian. In the original paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Chipping / loss to paper on spine. Rubbing and light soiling to rear cover. Closed tear along hinge of rear cover. Occasional spots of foxing to interior. Illustrated. Pages 137 - 272 plus advertisements. PER/050718. Very Good.
New York: R. Martin, No date, Circa 19th century. Paperback. 8vo. Good+ in illustrated off-white side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Foxing, soiling and browning to front wrapper. Damp stains to first 3 pages. Small open tear top edge of first 4 pages including the front wrapper. Else is clean and bright with many unopened pages. Poetry. POE4/2042. Good + in Wraps.
Baltimore: D.H. Carroll, 1888. Hardcover. Very good in blue cloth with gilt lettering. Top edge of pages in gilt. Minor rubbing to exterior and bumping to corners and spine ends especially to the foot of spine. Gift inscription, and the following comment: Received this book from Dr. Morgan at whose home I was very often the guest of himself and his estimable wife. Else is clean and bright. 336 pages. Poetry. POE2/9010. Very Good.
New York: Exposition Press, (1954). First Edition. Hardcover. SCARCE. FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Grey cloth covered boards with blue title to spine. Light yellowing to interior. Slight musty smell. Inscription to front free end page. White and blue dust jacket with blue title to spine and white title to front panel. Minor foxing, edgewear, and browning to dust jacket. 94 pages. POE/021819. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: McBride, 1922. Hardcover. First Edition of the author's 3rd book. Black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Small light spots of discoloration to the rear board and minor bumping to spine ends. Interior is clean and bright. Maroon dust jacket with black title to front and spine panel. Light wear to dust jacket includes fading to spine and one small spots of discoloration to front panel. 54 pages. Poetry. POE4/02061. Very Good + in Very Good + DJ.
London: Royal Academy of Arts published in association with Weidenfeld & Nicolson, . Hardcover. Although best known today for his Nonsense rhymes and verse, Edward Lear (1812-1888) was a fine and prolific artist of landscapes, natural history, and travel scenes. This catalogue of the exhibit of Lear's work held at the Royal Academy in 1985 brings together for the first time on this scale the full range of this highly talented artist's work (from the publisher). In addition to the many illustrations, the catalogue includes three introductory essays, a chronology, and bibliography of his Nonsense books and of his ornithological work. Bound in black cloth with title in gilt to spine and front cover. In a red dust jacket with title to spine and cover. A few nicks and small tear along edge of jacket but very good. The bound volume is in fine condition. Large quarto. 216 pages. BOB/103116. Fine / Very Good.