New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. Hardcover. 2 vols. 8vo. Very good+ in red cloth covered boards with gitlt title to spine. RLS monogram on cover. Edges sharp. Previous owner's book plate to front paste downs of both volumes and writing in pencil to front free end page of volume I. Includes frontis portraits with tissue guard in both volumes. Bright gilt top-edge, other edges untrimmed. Literary Biography. LITBIO/1153. Very Good+.
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London: Thomas Burleigh, 1898. Hardcover. Fourth edition of this well received book. A total of 2500 copies were printed, all in 1898. Bell was a contemporary of the Rossettis and many of the Pre-Raphaelites. He was an author and poet in addition to producing this important work on Christina, published four years after her death. The detailed biography includes the text of many letters, both to and from her. Also reprinted are excerpts from her "reading diary," Time Flies. A thorough analysis of her prose and poetry follows the biography. Bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Some scuffing, bumping, and darkening. Except for browning to the front endpapers and light aging to the margins of the text, the interior is bright and clean. There are several illustrations including a frontispiece copy of a drawing of her by her brother Dante. 364 pages including index. PRERAPH/102207. Very Good.
New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1920. Hardcover. First Edition, second printing. "Brooks’s book 'The Ordeal of Mark Twain' was a psychological study attempting to show that Twain had crippled himself emotionally and curtailed his genius by repressing his natural artistic bent for the sake of his Calvinist upbringing" (Britannica). Very good in black cloth boards with faded grey title to spine and front cover. Chipping to book cloth and wear to spine ends, edges, and corners. Puncture mark to spine and to bottom margin of some page. Rear hinge is cracked. 267 pages. Literary Criticism. LIT/032318. 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 -.
Durham: Duke University Press, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Fine in very good+ beige and maroon price clipped dust jacket with title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear and browning to dust jacket. Interior is clean and bright with frontispiece photographic illustration of Perry. 394 pages. Literary Biography. LITBIO/9172. Fine / Very Good+.
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1997. Paperback. First Edition, second printing. Blue illustrated paper wrappers with white title to front and spine panels. Price sticker remnants to both covers, else clean and bright. Remainder mark to bottom edge of textblock. Illustrated. 572 pages. LIT/032318. Fine / Fine.
London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1913. Hardcover. Very good blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor fading to spine and a few minor chips to spine ends. Minor bumping to edges. Bookplate ito front paste down. Photogravure frontis with tissue guard. Sporadic light foxing though text remains clean and bright. Some pen writing on rear flyleaf and magazine photo of James pasted on rear free endpaper as well. 436 pages. Literary Biography. LITBIO/2103. Very Good.
New York: Simon and Schluster, 1974. Hardcover. First Edition. Tan cloth boards with dark brown title to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards. In tan illustrated dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket. Includes color illustrations. 224 pages. LIT/051418. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Simon and Schluster, 1966. Hardcover. First Edition, second printing. Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards. Minor soiling to fore-edge of textblock, else clean. In cream dust jacket with blue and red title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket. Soiling to jacket. 424 pages. LIT/031918. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1957. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Yellow cloth backed, red paper covered boards with black title to spine. Minor fading to edges of boards and spine ends. Spine slightly rolled. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Red and yellow dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Red portion of dust jacket is heavily faded, especially on spine. Chipping to edges of dust jacket. Index, 387 pages. HUM/071811. Very Good in Very Good- DJ.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1887. Paperback. SCARCE. Very good in off-white paper wraps with dark blue title to front wrapper and to spine. l16mo. Minor browning to edges. Text is bright. Back wrapper is an advertisement for Colgate and Company's Cashmere Bouquet Perfume for the Handkerchief. 119 pages + ads. Literature. LIT510231. Very Good.
New York: Pantheon, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Very good in very good orange and black illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear and foxing to dust jacket as well as fading to spine panel. Minor foxing to end pages and a few pages throughout and minor musty smell. Else is clean and bright. 191 pages. LIT/112817. Very Good / Very Good.
Oxford: Blackwell, (2000). Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Pristine interior with several illustrations throughout. Green illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Very slight wear to top edge of jacket. Index, 400 pages. LIT/033111. Fine in Near Fine DJ.