Philadelphia: John Sartain & Co., 1849. Hardcover. Includes Poe’s “A Valentine” on page 173 of Volume IV and “The Bells” on page 304 of Volume V. Also contains a review of Rufus Griswold’s “Female Poets of America,” on page 415. This is the first printing of “The Bells”; however, “A Valentine” was originally printed in the Evening Mirror in 1846 under the title “To Her Whose Name is Written Below.” Both volumes are bound together in three quarter black leather with grey cloth covered boards and gilt title to spine. Minor rubbing to boards and wear to edges of boards. Occasional spots of foxing and soiling. Includes numerous engravings. Volume IV: 416 pages; Volume V: 389 pages. PER/011018. Very Good.
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Philadelphia: John Sartain & Co., 1849. Hardcover. Includes “A Valentine" on page 173 of Volume 4 and “The Bells” on page 304 of Volume 5. Also contains a review of Rufus Griswold’s “Female Poets of America,” on page 415. This is the first printing of “The Bells”; however, “A Valentine” was originally printed in the Evening Mirror in 1846 under the title "To Her Whose Name is Written Below." Both volumes are bound together in three-quarter dark green leather with brown and black marbled paper covered boards, titled in gilt on the spine. There are four raised bands ruled in gilt to the spine. There is a three inch split to the head of the front joint and it appears that the binding has been repaired (amateurly) at some point. Both interior hinges are cracked; however, the boards and textblock remain firmly attached. Rubbing to boards with a few small open tears to the marbled paper on the rear cover. Wear to edges of the boards and corners. Spots of foxing and soiling to interior. Both volumes include numerous full page engravings, some colored. The indexes for both volumes appear at the end of the book. Attractive despite the noted wear. Volume 4 has 416 pages; Volume 5 has 389 pages. PER/011118. Very Good.
Philadelphia: John Sartain and Co., 1850. Hardcover. Includes “Annabel Lee” on pages 99-100, with a short editor’s statement about the history of this last poem by Poe. It first appeared in 1849 as part of the New-York Daily Tribune obituary for Poe. Also contains “The Poetic Principle” on pages 231-239, from the unpublished manuscript. Both volumes are bound together in modern three-quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards. Silver title to spine with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Foxing, browning, and occasional stains to interior, but clean overall. Volume VI: 432 pages; Volume VII: 388 pages. PER/010518. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Louis A. Godey, Publishers' Hall, 1843-4. Hardcover. Includes the first printing of “A Tale of the Ragged Mountains" by Edgar Allan Poe on pages 177-181. Both volumes are bound together in three-quarter red leather with navy blue and tan marbled paper covered boards. Gilt title and rules to spine. Rubbing, bubbling, and wear to paper on covers and edges of boards. Offsetting from leather to endpapers. Occasional spots of foxing throughout, but heaviest on early and late pages. Includes multiple engravings, fashion plates, embellishments, and musical scores. (Several plates are no longer present - mostly fashion plates.) Volume 27 is numbered 1 - 288 pages and Volume 28 is numbered 1 - 292 pages. PER/010417. Very Good.
New York: William W. Snowden, 1842. Hardcover. Includes the first printing of "The Landscape Garden" by Edgar Allan Poe on pages: 324 - 327. All six issues from Volume 17 are present. In a modern dark brown cloth binding with gilt title to spine. Previous owner signature in pen to title page. Spots of foxing and soiling throughout. With fourteen of the seventeen plates. All six fashion plates are present. A good reading copy. Complete with 334 pages. PER/011218. Good.
New York: The City News Publishing Co., 1934. Paperback. Very good in orange side-stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Open tear to corner of rear wrapper and rust marks to top corner of last few pages from a paperclip. Also includes a speech by Theodore Roosevelt and several senators of the day. 127 pages. Periodicals. PER1/4112. Very Good.
Sag-Harbor, L.I. O.O. Wickham, 1842. Paperback. Includes signs of the Zodiac and how they relate to a mans body, normal almanac stuff about the sun, as well as a miscellany of poetry, prose, and "facts" for farmers. Off-white paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Hand sewn with white and black threads. One interior page has been repaired in a similar manner with white thread. There is a long closed tear to the front cover, which has been repaired with stitches of black thread. Chipping and tears to edges of many pages. Folded over corners. Minor soiling, browning, and spotting throughout. Unpaginated. ALM/070220. Good.
Philadelphia: 1982-85, 1989-91, 1994. Paperback. Vg+ in oversize wraps/most issues about 100 pp./this lot includes the following issues: December, 1982, May, October, and December, 1983, March, October, and December, 1984, March and May, 1985, December 1989, December, 1990, December, 1991, March, June, and September, 1994. Periodicals. PER112111. Ver Good +.
Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1860. Paperback. In addition to the normal almanac information, it includes a chart of population in the US and territories, popular vote for president in 1856 by state, post office regulations, entertaining prose & poetry, and more. Lacks rear wrapper. Very good in peach paper wraps with black title to front wrapper. Bound with thread. Minor foxing and browning throughout. Creasing and chipping to edges of most pages and short closed tears to margins of most pages. Pencil calculations to to margins of some pages. Dampstaining to bottom margins and spots of soiling to front cover. 48 pages. Almanacs. ALM/070220. Good +.
Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1864. Paperback. In addition to the normal almanac information, it includes a chart of population in the US and territories, popular vote for president in 1860 by state, post office regulations, entertaining prose, and more. Lacks rear wrapper. Very good in peach paper wraps with black title to front wrapper. Bound with thread. Also, a nail has been inserted to make the binding tighter. Minor foxing and browning throughout. Creasing and chipping to edges of most pages and short closed tears to margins of some pages. Pencil calculations to front cover and to margins of some pages. 48 pages. Almanacs. ALM/070220. Good +.
London: Smith, Elder & Co., Vol. IV., July-December, 1861. Hardcover. Includes a story by Anthony Trollope: The Struggles of Brown, Jones and Robinson. One of the Firm with chapters 1-15 in volume IV and chapters 16-24 in volume V. The story is complete in 24 chapters. Volume IV also includes a poem by Charlotte Bronte, a few chapters from a Harriet Beech Stowe story, and a few chapters from a Thackery story. Both volumes are in matching bindings of three quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards. The titles and volume numbers are in gilt on the spine along with gilt rules. Both hinges of volume V are cracked and the hinges of volume IV are starting. Wear to the edges of boards. Clean interiors with illustrations, some of which fold-out. 760 pages in each volume. Literature. PER/1103 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Very Good.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1916. Hardcover. Includes the first part of Mark Twain's story "The Mysterious Stranger" on pages 813 - 818 with color illustration by N.C. Wyeth. Includes work by Richard Le Gallienne, John Burroughs, Winston Churchill, Margaret Cameron, Joseph Pennell and many otheres. Brown modern library binding with gilt title to spine. Minor wear and rubbing to spine ends and edges of boards. Patterned endpapers. Stamp to bottom of title page, else clean and bright. Filled with stories, poems, and illustrations. 972 pages. PER/032818. Very Good.
New York and London: The Century Company and T. Fisher Unwin, 1894. Hardcover. Includes Twain's "Tom Sawyer Abroad" in each of the six parts on pages 20, 116, 250, 349, 392, and 539. Also includes stories by Tudor Jenks, Palmer Cox, Katharine Pyle, and Rudyard Kipling (Mowgli's Brothers and Rikki-tikki-tavi, Tiger! Tiger!, and Toomai of the Elephants). Very good in modern navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Filled with black and white illustrations. Split to interior near rear hinge, else tight binding. Occasional smudge marks but clean overall. 576 pages. PER/052319. Very Good.