Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, . Hardcover. Nice presentation copy. Inscribed "For Barry Zorthian With deepest appreciation for all you've done! William Hammond 6 December 1998."The author was a senior historian at the U.S. Army's Center of Military History. In this book he analyzes how the relations between the media and the military evolved during the Vietnam War from one of shared views to a state of animosity and mistrust. Barry Zorthian was the U.S. spokesman to the media during the 1960s in Saigon. He remained a trusted and well-regarded figure during his tenure there. Bound in black cloth with title and author in green to spine. In pictorial dust jacket with photograph of soldier next to helicopter on front. Fine in near fine dust jacket. 362 pages. Fine.
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Baltimore: Contemporary Poetry, 1963. Hardcover. 1st edition presentation copy, signed by author inside cover. Near fine blue boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor fading to spine. Author;s inscription reads "For John, Loyal friend and best of companions in grim times and in gay. Richard, May 26, 1986."47 pages. Poetry. POE/9262. Very Good +.
London: MacMillan and Co., 1891. Hardcover. First edition. Original blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light bumping to spine ends. Presentation copy, inscribed to Showell Rogers Esq, M.A. LLD. with the Author's kindest regards July 21st. 1891. Fine copy of this rare title. 175 pages. Poetry. POE/4103. Near Fine.
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.
Manchester: Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, 1889. Paperback. Very good minus in original light blue wrappers, some light chipping, especially along spine where it seems to have once been bound into a larger volume; also some fading. Presentation copy inscribed on cover. Interior is clean and bright. 20 pp. In wraps Science. SCI/10163. 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: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. Hardcover. PRESENTATION COPY signed by the author “to Gay Dallman, with the good wishes of Langston Hughes New York, July 12, 1947.” Elaine Gay Dallman was a poet, bibliophile, and socialite in San Francisco. This is a nice copy of the second printing. Very good in black cloth with orange cloth spine and purple title to front board and spine. Slight fading to spine and bumping to bottom corners. In a very good price clipped dust jacket with green spine panel and black title to spine. The jacket, also later, is worn along the edges including a chip to the head of the spine and a short closed tear. There is also a scuffmark to the front panel and the interior of the front flap has light dampstaining. There is no evidence of dampstaining to the boards or to the exterior of the jacket. 125 pages. POE/04291. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
University Park and London: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1975. Hardcover. Very good+ in very good white dust jacket. Minor rubbing to dust jacket as well as 2 small chips and 2 small closed tears to edges. Presentation copy signed by author. Frontis piece has color tipped in image. B& w images throughout. 145 pp. Art Biography. ARTBIO/6122. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1893. Hardcover. First edition. An excellent association copy of one of James's major books of essays. It is his presentation copy to Lucy Clifford, “Mrs. Clifford from her friend & servant Henry James.” Henry James (1843-1916) was one of the most important writers in American letters as well as one of its most productive and influential. Lucy Clifford (1846-1921) was a British novelist and dramatist with a wide circle of literary friends, most notably Henry James. From their letters it is clear that she held a special place in his affections and was one of his closest friends and confidantes. (See “Bravest of women, finest of friends”: Henry James’s Letters to Lucy Clifford, ed. Marysa Demoor and Monty Chisholm, 1999). The essays include pieces on James Russell Lowell, Fanny Kemble, Gustave Flaubert, Henrk Ibsen, and Mrs. Humphrey Ward. Bound in original beige cloth with gilt author and title to spine and front cover, and an Art Nouveau style decoration on front.Light rubbing, bumping, and three ink stains on front cover. Interior pages show slight aging to margins but are otherwise clean. A nice copy in very good condition. Housed in a cream cloth covered clamshell box with black and gilt title label to spine. 320 pages. LIT/011416. Very Good.
Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, The Rhode Island Printing Company, 1892. Paperback. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY. Very good- in green paper wraps with black title to front wrapper. Chipping to wrappers and spine. Front wrapper is attached with archival tape. 47 pages. American History. AME112201. Very Good -.
London and New York: Bliss, Sands and Foster; Brentano's, 1894. Hardcover. First Edition. Presentation Copy, inscribed on free front endpaper "To the 'Star Barker' of our house, whose sunny nature excuses a dozen faults, and whose tiny, rippling laugh makes serious work impossible - but whom we would not do without - With the fondest love of his mother - The Author," and further inscribed "To Karl Martin, Buffalo, June 20 1901." The recipient of this extravagant inscription was the author's son. Jones was an American writer and this is the uncommon English issue of this book. The stories are of a science fiction / fantasy nature. Bound in brown cloth with delicate cream and green design of cupids and title and author in gilt. Edges are worn and chipped. Interior pages have some browning along margins. There is some splitting of the signatures but the text block remains solid. In very good condition. 95 pages. LIT/010413. Very Good.
London: Macmillan & Co., 1893. Hardcover. First Edition. PRESENTATION COPY. Inscribed "To the Green Room Club from Henry Arthur Jones Sept 16 1893," Jones (1851-1929) was a prolific and popular playwright in his time who was encouraged by G.B. Shaw and Beerbohm. His popularity, however, faded over time. Although he wrote comedies, his most influential plays treated social themes such as the double standards of behavior for men and women (Oxford Companion to English Literature, page 516). In the preface, William Archer writes that this play is not so much a comedy as it is a satirical romance. It was produced onstage in London in November 1891. The sets and costumes for the play were produced by Morris and Co. The Green Room Club was a London club for actors and theater people. The book is bound in vellum with gilt title to spine, yapp edges, and original green ties. The vellum has spotted and darkened with age and the front cover has curled. Interior is bright and tight, with some spotting and darkening along untrimmed edges. Large octavo. A nice copy. in very good condition. 115 pages. DRA/111912. Very Good.
London: R.A. Walker, 1924. Hardcover. First Edition. Number 183 of 500 copies with signature of publisher, Walker. PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by Walker to the journalist J.M. Bulloch "To J.M. Bulloch / with the regards of the publisher and editor / R.A. Walker / 7 January 1925." An autograph letter from Walker to Bulloch is pasted down to the rear end page and Bulloch's review of this book is pasted down to the front end page. It was appropriate that Bulloch reviewed this book as he had promoted Beardsley's work in the 1890's. The main text is a lecture by A.W. King, a friend and tutor of Beardsley. He originally delivered the lecture at the Blackburn Technical Institute where he held the position of secretary. The book also includes 15 full page sketches and about 16 letters from Beardsley, many of which include smaller sketches. All of the letters and sketches had been in the possession of A.W. King and had never before been published. Several of the letters are of notable content, one of which tells of his first visit to see the influential artist Edward Burne-Jones in 1891 and another describes his development of a new drawing style. Near fine in original light blue cloth boards with black and gilt leather title label to spine. Slight browning to spine and minor wear to spine ends. Light offsetting to front endpages from inserted review, else very clean. A nice association copy. 103 pages. ART/010710. Near Fine.
London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1892. Hardcover. Second edition. Inscribed by Le Gallienne to Ernest Parke: "Ernest Parke with grateful regard, from his friend, Richard Le Gallienne. Parke was the editor of the North London Press and a local politician. Bound in origianal tan paper boards with paper label to spine. Boards are soiled and bumped and there are chips to the spine. Foxing to rear board and ad pages in rear as well as along fore-edge and occasionally to text. Otherwise in very good condition. 129 pages plus 7 pages of ads. POE/052511. Very Good.
Dublin: Printed by Philip Dixon Hardy, 1834. Paperback. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on the title page. Very good in original brown, thin vellum wrappers; light chipping along spine. Handwritten title to cover. Title page is browned w/age but rest of interior is bright and clean. 9 pp. Lloyd was an eminent Irish scientist. In wraps. Science. SCI/10163. Very Good.
London: Bernard Stone, The Turret Bookshop, 1986. Hardcover. PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Fine in silver metallic side stapled stiff wraps with illustration on front cover by Heloise Wire. Presentation copy signed by the author on the title page. Dimensions: 4 x 6. Poetry. POE103161. Fine.
New York: Metropolitan Syndicate, Inc., . Hardcover. First edition. First issue with integral title leaf. Scarce copy of author’s first book. Inscriptions on the front free endpaper: “Robert W. Jones, / Jan. 1. 1909” and just below it in a different hand: “Presented by the Author, / who did not sign his name herein--durn him.” A collection of short stories that “deal with grim incidents of life in the big city. In one story a drunken hotel waiter beats his wife to death with a chair, in another an Italian pickle dealer stabs a saloon keeper who will not pay his twelve dollars, and yet another story tells how a cab driver took a drunken man into his cab and after driving to a secluded section stabbed him in a fight that followed an attempt to rob him. Each story is one incident, a crisis, told in a style both unusual and interesting. Lyon’s style is clear, effective, and unaffected” (unidentified newspaper review, pasted in). Bound in the original green cloth titled in red on spine and front cover. A few chips to cloth at foot of spine, minor sunning to spine, small stain to spine, and light wear to corners, otherwise a bright, attractive copy. Clipping from newspaper review of the book pasted to the rear pastedown with offsetting to endpapers. 225 pages. LIT/30119. Very Good.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Very Good- tan hardcover with gilt title to front board and to spine. Water staining to front board. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. A signed presentation copy. American Biography. AMBIO/1283. Very Good -.
Edinburgh and London: T.N. Foulis, 1908. Hardcover. Scarce First Edition. 1 of 500 copies. William Sharp (1855 - 1905) wrote numerous essays and biographies (including of Rossetti, Shelley, and Browning), although he is best known for the novels and plays that he wrote under the pseudonym "Fiona Macleod." This is a presentation copy, inscribed: "To Alice Egerton with friendly greetings from the author's wife Elizabeth, October 1919, 'It is loveliness I seek: not lovely things.' F.M'" Laid in is a program for the performance of the play at the Village Hall Chislehurst, Saturday June 29. Bound in original linen backed brown paper boards with spine label and title and author in gilt on front cover. Boards are bumped and slightly soiled but still very nice. Offsetting to endpapers otherwise in very good condition. 53 pages. DRA/061313. Very Good.