Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1917. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor fading to gilt on spine and minor bumping to spine ends. Presentation copy from editor to publisher. Inscription to front free end page. Else is clean and bright with illustrations. Tight binding. 206 pages. Drama. DRA1/6270. Very Good.
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London: Heinemann, 1972. Hardcover. Inscribed and signed by Rupert Hart-Davis. Laid in is a letter from Rupert's son, Adam, to a family friend, Bound in blue cloth with gilt title to spine. In brown, orange, cream dust jacket with some nicks and small tears. Overall in very good condition. 125 pages. LIT/061112. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
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.
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.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed on title page: To Barry A distinguished member of the old Breed, Semper fi, Jim." Dickenson was a Washington journalist who served in the Marines in the 1950s. The book is inscribed to Barry Zorthian, the U.S. government spokesman to the media in Saigon in the 1960s. Bound in red cloth with black and red pictorial dust jacket with photo of a Marine on the front cover. In near fine condition. 232 pages. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1968. Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed by author to Barry and Margaret Zorthian. John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the most important economists of the twentieth century. Barry Zorthian was an American diplomat who was the U.S. government spokesman during the Vietnam war. In blue cloth with blue and red pictorial dust jacket. Jacket is chipped and bumped, and a closed tear is affixed by glue to the rear board of book. Otherwise very good condition. 239 pages. LIT/011113. Very Good.
New York: Random House, 1972. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY. Near fine in very good grey dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor browning to edges and spine of dust jacket. Inscription on title page from author to publisher reads "Ernest Scott, From his colleague/friend/neighbor/fellow sufferer, Herbert Gold, July 1974." 246 pages. Literature. LIT1909291. Near Fine / Very Good.
Baltimore, MD: John Cox's Sons, 1886. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. SCARCE> Very good green cloth backed marble paper covered boards. No title to spine. Rebacked with a modern spine. Bumping to edges and minor rubbing to boards. Presentation copy from the author. Inscription to title page. Else is clean and bright. Literature. LIT/6272. Very Good.
London: Methuen & Co., 1898. Harper, W. St J. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed Presentation Copy. First Edition. Presentation copy inscribed "To Charles Wilson Yours very truly Anthony Hope Hawkins. Anthony Hope (1863-1933) was a prolific author who is mainly remembered today for his Prisoner of Zenda, which was also made into a movie. Simon Dale is a historical novel involving the actress Nell Gwyn. Bound in original green-gray cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board. Some bumping, front hinge slightly pulling away but binding is tight. Small black mark to fore-edge and occasional light foxing, but generally clean. In very good condition. From the library of H. Bertram Smith. Wolff 3099. 357 pages. + 40 pages of ads. LIT/082104. Very Good.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY. 8vo. Very good in blue boards cloth covered boards with black and gilt title to spine. Light rubbing to spine ends and corners. Inscription to front free end page reads: "Colonel and Mrs Sherlock Swann, Who don't have to like this - or even read it - but must accept it because they were so nice about the author's previous effort-, From L. W. M. Aug. 15/30." Else is clean and bright. 184 pages. Literature. LIT410261. Very Good.
London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1894. Hardcover. First edition, limited to 400 copies. A nice presentation copy of the author's first published book, inscribed to the his sister: "Mary Monkhouse June 1894 from Allan Monkhouse." Allan Monkhouse (1858-1936) was an English playwright, novelist, and essayist. He was the drama and literary critic of the "Manchester Guardian" for many years. His plays are occasionally still produced. Bound in original brown and yellow cloth. with Art Nouveau style design to frontcover. Covers rubbed and slightly darkened and soiled, spine ends chipped and worn. Interior pages age-toned but in very good condition. 210 pages plue 15 page of ads. LIT/4073. Very Good.
London and New York: John Lane and The Bodley Head, 1896. Hardcover. First Edition. Presentation copy inscribed "M.F. Peterson from the author." Owen Seaman (1861-1936) was a writer and an editor of Punch. Bound in original green cloth with gilt illustration on front board and title and author in gilt on spine. Slight bumping to corners but very nice. Interior is clean and bright with offsetting to free endpapers. Title page illustration is same as used on cover. In very good condition. 86 pages plus 12 pages of ads. LIT/052713. Very Good.
Edinburgh: The Brigade, 1902. Hardcover. 8vo. SCARCE. PRESENTATION COPY from publisher. First appearance of Bram Stoker poem, "One Needful Thing" on page 173. White flexible paper boards with gilt title to spine. Attractive bright gilt crest to front board and gilt decoration to spine. Minor rubbing to boards. Includes 11 illustrations with captioned tissue guards, numberous illuminated initials, and decorative borders to every page. Clean, tight interior. Maroon endpages. 190 pages. LIT/021606. Very Good.
New York: The Viking Press, 1943. Hardcover. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR'S BROTHER WILLIAM. Very good, presentation copy in red cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Interior is clean and bright. Inside flap from original dust jacket is laid in. 280 pages. Literature. LI2/11080. Very Good.