New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1854. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt title and decoration to spine. Embossed decoration to boards. Full gilt edges. Minor fading to spine. Edgewear to exterior includes bumping and rubbing. Tear to cloth along rear exterior hinge. Crack to front interior hinge. Foxing throughout though text and illustrations remain bright. Hand colored illustrations. 415 pages + publisher's ads. LIT/100212. Very Good -.
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New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1906. Hardcover. First edition. Bound in grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine and color decoration to front cover. The spine is slightly cocked, name and date (1907) in ink on the verso of the dedication leaf, stain on the back cover and foot of spine, library withdrawal stamp on the rear endpaper, otherwise very good. Pictorial design on the front cover quite fresh. State of the binding with "Rex Beach" on the spine and front cover. 313 pages. LIT/102616. Very Good.
New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, No date. Hardcover. SCARCE EDITION. 8vo. Red cloth covered boards with gilt title to brown title label on spine. Minor chipping and rubbing to title label and browning to spine. Minor discoloration to boards and bumping to edges. Crack to front interior hinge though binding remains tight. Finger smudge to verso of frontispiece, else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 509 pages. LIT/020216. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Chilton Company, 1962. Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed, "For Barry with all the best Hal July 7, 1966." The book is inscribed to Barry Zorthian, the U.S. spokesman in Saigon during the Vietnam War. The book is about a wandering Black minstrel. It is written by an author who wrote extenisvely about African and American Black folklore and music. Bound in grey cloth with title and author in black to spine. In brown dustjacket with title and author on spine and front cover, and illustration of man on front. Some chipping and bumping. In very good condition. 118 pages. LIT/011513. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
New York: George Routledge and Sons, No Date (late 19th century). Hardcover. Very good. Oblong quarto. Olive green/brown cloth backed off white paper covered boards with brown and red title to front board. Moderate browning and rubbing to exterior as well as minor damp staining. Illustration to front board. Previous owner's name to front free end page. Minor browning throughout though text and illustrations remain bright. Lovely full color illustrations throughout. Plates by H. Rosa. LIT1/2042. Very Good.
London, Paris, New York, and Philadelphia: Raphael Tuck & Sons and David McKay Company, (1924). Hardcover. 4to. Light blue cloth covered board with gilt title to front board and to spine. Gilt decoration to front board. A few spots of soiling to exterior. Minor browning to spine and minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Inscription to previous owner to front free end page. Light foxing to end pages. Else is clean and bright with full color illustrations throughout. 146 pages. LIT/080816. Very Good.
Barre, Massachusetts: Imprint Society, 1972. Hardcover. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, NUMBER 1,032 OF 1,950 SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. 4to. Black leather backed purple illustrated paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Few light scratches to spine. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. Pink and purple illustrated slip case. Minor fading to edge of slip case. 218 pages. Literature. LIT/012113. Near Fine.
New York: Oxford University Press, (1976). Hardcover. 8vo. Near fine in very good brown and white illustrated dust jacket with brown and white title to spine panel. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Previous owner's stamp to front free end page. Else is clean and bright with illustrationt throughout. 308 pages. LIT/053116. Near Fine / Very Good.
New York: Orange Judd and Company, 1873. Hardcover. Very good in dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Small chip to book cloth on spine. Chipping to spine ends and minor bumping to corners. Rubbing to edges of boards, hinges, and spine. Bookplate of William Eleroy Curtis to front pastedown. Curtis (1850 - 1911) was an American journalist and author. Ink spots to front endpapers with spotting continuing to following page. Includes 13 black and white illustrations. 320 pages. LIT/102418. Very Good.
New York: The Henry Holt Company, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Very Good+ in light green cloth with paper title-label on spine. Brightly colored full page plates and in-text black and white woodcut illustrations. Small tear to margin of frontispiece illustration. Owner name on front flyleaf. Illustrated end pages. Slight sunning to edges of boards and light wear to edges. 331 pages. Navigation. NAV1/6151. Very Good +.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Hardcover. Signed by author. First edition. 8vo. Red paper covered boards with yellow title to spine and yellow and white pattern to boards. Previous owner's name written on front free end page. Author's signature to half title page. Interior is clean and bright. Blue, red and white illustrated dust jacket with white and gilt title to front and spine panels. Index, 392 pages. COOK/031510. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Scottsdale, Arizona: Camelback Gallery, 1994. Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First trade hardcover edition. Signed limited edition with only 1501 copies printed. 8vo. Fine in blue cloth boards with silver title to spine. Pristine interior. Author's signature to title page. Fine illustrated jacket with green title to spine. 95 pages. LIT/110409. Fine / Fine.
New York: Robert Bonner's Sons, 1891. Paperback. SCARCE. Ledger Library Editions. 8vo. Beige paper wraps with red title and illustration to front wrapper and black title to spine. Minor soiling and browning to wraps as well as minor chipping to edges. Minor browning to edges of pages though text and illustrations remains clean and bright. 309 pages + ads. Literature. LIT/062311. Very Good.
Port Townsend, WA: Graywolf Press, (1982). Paperback. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Cream colored paper wrappers with blue title to front wrap and black title to spine. Illustrations to front wrap. Minor foxing to wraps. Interior is clean and bright with author's signature to title page and illustrations throughout. 42 pages. LIT/120911. Very Good in Wraps.
New York: The Black Hawk Press, 1935. Hardcover. LIMITED EDITION, 1 of 900 copies. Very good light blue thin 8vo., light discoloration along bottom edge near both front and back hinges; light rubbing to boards. Paper pastedown label to spine. Some cracking to front inner hinge, cracking a few pages in from rear hinge and one page is starting, another has a large closed tear to bottom half of page. Textblock is tight overall. Interior is browned w/age but clean and text bright. Frontis + several illustrations throughout. 57 pp. Literature. LIT/7103. Very Good.
San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1934. Hardcover. A very good plus copy of the trade edition of this work, originally published in a limited edition of 500 copies. Harte's satirical poem is illustrated in exuberant fashion by Phil Little. In an introduction, Ina Coolbrith details the context and effects of Harte's satire in which he sought but failed to combat perceptions that he was racially prejudiced. This folio volume was designed by John Henry Nash in Asian fashion with string binding over blue paper boards, and a paper title label of mock Chinese calligraphy. Housed in orange slipcase with slight soiling and wear to spine and edges. Unpaginated. Very Good.
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1906. Pennell, Joseph. Hardcover. Holiday edition printed without several chapters that appeared in the original edition. The omitted chapters were less descriptive and proved to be difficult for the illustrator. Bound in the original cloth boards with cover design by Thomas Ball. Wrinkling / scuffing to book cloth along rear hinge, slight bumping to corners, and minor scuffing to front cover. Pen inscription to front free endpaper. The interior has a few small finger smudges, but is very clean overall with many illustrations. Tight binding. 342 pages. LIT/102418. Very Good.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1899. Hardcover. A story set in Ireland. Both volumes are bound in dark green cloth boards with gilt titles and decorations to spines and front covers. Light rubbing to covers and minor wear to corners and spine ends. Bright gilt on covers, but slight darkening to gilt on spines. Personal library stamp to front free endpapers. Old price sticker has been removed from front free endpaper of first volume. Slight browning to margins of pages in both volumes. Illustrated with 8 ethcings and many line drawings within the text. 388 pages in volume one; 462 pages in volume two. LIT/102418. Very Good.
Dublin and London: William Curry, Jun. and Co. / William S. Orr and Co., 1839. Hardcover. First Edition. Very good in three quarter tan leather with marbled paper covered boards and red title label to spine. Five raised bands on spine. Both hinges are starting and the spine has a few chips to the leather. Rubbing to boards. Foxing to first few pages and to illustrations. Bookplate from the Cullen House Library to front pastedown. 344 pages. Literature. LIT01/121599. Very Good.