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.
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London: Arrowsmith, 1926. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor rolling and browning to spine. remnants fo what looks like a sticker or paper to front board. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with 21 drawings by G.K. Chesterton. Literature. LIT2711301. Very Good.
New York: Vanguard Press, 1947. Hardcover. First Edition. Signed by the author on the title page. The author’s second novel. Very good in black cloth boards with blue title to spine. Minor wear to corners and spine ends and very light evidence of a minor dampstain to the rear board. Signed by the previous owner on the front free endpaper, and browning to both gutters; otherwise, a clean copy. In a good light blue dust jacket with white title to spine and front panel. There are several large chips to the top edges of the dust jacket and there are a few small chips to the bottom edge. Browning to the spine panel and dampstaining to rear panel. 294 pages. LIT.052511. Very Good in Good Dust Jacket / Chipped.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, (1976). Hardcover. Near fine blue cloth boards with gilt label and design on spine. Orange and white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Dust jacket is near fine. Interior is clean. With index, 326 pages. Literary Criticism. LITCRIT/5163. Near Fine / Near Fine.
New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1913. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Gilt decoration to front board. Minor rubbing to spine ends. Front interior hinge is starting though binding remains tight. 369 pages. Literature. LIT/121713. Very Good.
Boston: The Christopher Publishing House, (1966). Hardcover. 8vo. Very good red cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Light damp staining to front board. Light damp staining to bottom edge of first half of pages though text remains clean and bright. 201 pages. Literature. LIT1/01221. Very Good.
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.
London: Walter Scott, 1887. Hardcover. Cloth Boards. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Great writer series. Original blue cloth with bright gilt title to spine. Spine is slightly cocked. Foxing to first and last few pages and browning to endpages. Bright text on laid paper. Has the ownership blind-stamp of the author's friend and collaborator George H. Radford who contributed (anonymously) one of the essays in Obiter Dieta. Bookplate of previous owner to front pastedown. Nice copy. 186 pages. plus advertisements. LITBIO/042704. Very Good.
New York: John B. Alden, 1885. Hardcover. Very good in half black cloth and half maroon cloth with handwritten paper title and author labels to spine panel. Chipping to edges of lables and soiling to rear board. A previous owner has handwritten notes in pen to the contents page and has also written the author's name on the title page. 115 pages plus 5 pages of advertisements. LIT/011813. Very Good.
London: Elliott Stock, 1884. Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed by the author to his friend Margaret Muir (known as Meta). This was Birrell’s first book of essays and brought him success as a writer. Birrell was a politican who served for several years as Secretary of Ireland. There is an interesting hand written sentence on the first page of the last chapter titled “Falstaff.” It says “It ain’t mine/A.B.” In very good condition in the original green cloth with gilt title and small rectangle gilt design to front cover. Spine faded and some bumping to spine and corners. Interior pages are clean with slight pulling away of rear hinge. A nice copy of this relatively scarce book. 234 pages. LIT/032111. Very Good.
Chicago: T.S. Denison, (1911). Paperback. Very good in pink and green illustrated paper wraps with green title to front wrapper and to spine. Dampstaining to front cover, else Very Good+. Owner name on front cover. Text is clean and bright. 113 pages + ads. Literature. LIT1/10121. Very Good in Wraps.
New Haven: Yale University Press,  - 1991. Hardcover. This monumental bibliography is the essential guide to 19th century American literature. This is the complete set of 10 volumes. The first seven volumes were compiled by Blanck, a noted authority on American literature. Volumes 8 and 9 were edited and completed by Michael Winship, who also compiled the 10th volume, a selective Index of titles, publishers, and dates. The individual volumes are of mixed editions but all were published as part of a matched set with black cloth bindings with title on red cloth spine label. All of the volumes are in very good or better condition. This set may require an extra shipping fee. BOB/111616. Very Good.
Boston: John W. Luce & Company, 1919. Hardcover. Spanish novelist, author of "Sangre y arena" (Blood in the sand). Bound in the original green cloth with gilt title to spine and front cover. Half-inch closed tears at the top of the first two blank leaves before the half-title, cloth lightly rubbed at the extremities, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. 209 pages. LIT/102616. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1890. Hardcover. SCARCE. Very good in brick colored cloth covered boards with black title to front board and gilt title to spine. Black and gilt decoration to spine and black and red illustration to front board. Minor chipping to spine ends and 2 small open tears to cloth on spine. Minor rubbing and soiling to exterior. Wear to edges. Text is clean and bright with only sporadic browning to margins. 8vo. 302 pages + ads. Literature. LIT4/4162. Very Good.
Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, (1973). Hardcover. 8vo. In red cloth covered boards with gilt title stamp to spine. In blue and black price-clipped dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Interior pristine. Index. 137 pages. LIT/110906. Near Fine / Very Good+.
New York, Lincoln Mac Veagh, The Dial Press, Toronto, Longmans, Green & Company, 1929. Hardcover. First American edition. Variant Binding. Bound in lavender moire cloth stamped in gold on the spine. Corners lightly rubbed, small mark on the lightly faded spine, a few small dampstains to spine, small holes at the foot of the rear pastedown, otherwise bright and clean without dust jacket. 302 pages. LIT/102616. Very Good.
New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1923. Hardcover. First edition. Autobiographical with a focus on the author's eldest son, Harry, who died of the flu at a young age while working on a ranch in New Mexico. Bound in the original quarter brown cloth over tan paper covered boards with printed paper label on the spine. Some pages are roughly opened, paper boards rubbed at the edges, a bit loose in the binding, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. 144 pages. LIT/102616. Very Good.