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London: William Heinemann, (1916). Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Brown paper covered boards with gilt title to front panel and to spine. Minor edge wear to boards and spine ends. Rubbing to exterior hinges. Bookplate to front paste down. Minor browning and foxing to end pages and to last page of book. Else is clean and bright. 308 pages. LIT/040208. Very Good +.
NY: Viking Press, 1966. Hardcover. 8vo. FIRST EDITION. Orange cloth backed black paper covered boards with black title to spine. Remnants of price sticker to front free endpage, else very clean. Tight binding. Illustrated dust jacket with black spine panel and amber title to spine. Minor wear to edges of jacket and minor spotting to rear flap. Brodart archival plastic cover protects jacket from further damage. 182 pages. LIT/040306. Very Good+ / Very Good+.
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1971. Hardcover. First Edition. Very good plus blue cloth 4to., bright silver to cover and spine. In VG purple, blue & silver d.j. (scuffing, rubbing, light chipping). Interior is clean and tightly bound, though previous owner's name to ffep. Profusely illustrated with b/w photos, theatre posters, etc. Also contains lyrics, notes, etc. 283 pp. Music. MUS/11183. Very Good +.
Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1973. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 4to. Maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor wear to corners. Interior is clean and bright with many illustrations throughout. White illustrated dust jacket with black and brown title to front panel and to spine. Browning to jacket. Minor chipping to edges as well as rubbing to rear panel. 192 pages. Judaica. JUD/122309. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1897. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING. 8vo. Brown and olive green illustrated cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Small spots of discoloration to spine. Spine slightly rolled. Previous owner's name to front free end page. Minor foxing to end pages. Else is clean and bright. 276 pages plus ads in rear. Literature. LIT110100. Very Good.
Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1986. Hardcover. First Edition. 4to. Red cloth covered boards with blue title to spine. Beautiful interior filled with full-page black and white as well as color plates of Picasso's sketchbook work. A beautiful book in lovely condition. Narrow strip of paper w/title, originally around the book, is laid-inside. Illustrated dust jacket with dark blue and black title to front panel and white title to black spine panel. Light rubbing to rear panel of dust jacket. Catalogue Raisonne, 349 pages. Art. ART/12023. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Lawrence, KS: Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, 1992. Paperback. FIRST EDITION. Thick stock paperback 4to., green illustrated cover; very good condition w/some creasing to spine. Interior is clean and bright, mostly tight (one textblock crack). Frontispiece + 159 b/w plates; decorative endpapers as well. 400 pp. Art. ART/10153. Very Good + in Wraps.
London: Frederick Warne, 1971. Hardcover. 4to. First edition. Very good in brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean interior filled with full color illustrations. Very good jacket with white title to grey spine panel. A few large chips to edges of jacket, dampstain to bottom edge, and crinkling to laminate. Jacket is protected from further wear with an archival cover. 208 pages. CHILD/102909. Very good in very good jacket.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1925. Hardcover. Cloth Boards. No Jacket. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. In Navy Blue cloth covered boards with gilt facsimile signature to front board and gilt title stamp to slightly faded spine. minor bumping to corners and head/foot of spine. Top of page edges gilt with decal to side and bottom. Frontis portrait with tissue guard and 13 other plates inserted. Endpapers are lightly yellowed with only slight foxing to tissue guard; else a Very Good jacketless copy of one of the first works on H.L. Mencken. 388pp. MEN/022004. Very Good.
Paris: Librarie Internationale, 1866. Hardcover. Scarce First Edition. In French. This is a collection of wry, cynical, and melancholy aphorisms and observations on life by the De Concourts. It is reminiscent of Cyril Connolly's life view in The Unquiet Grave. In very good condition. Bound in three quarter red leather with marbled red and black boards and gilt title on five paneled spine. End pages are also marbled, in a different design. Original wrappers are bound in and are peeling with tears to the rear wrapper mended with tape. Interior pages are clean with hint of aging to margins. An attractive book. 255 pages. FRE/082709. Very Good.
Scottsdale, Arizona: Camelback Gallery, 1994. Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First trade hardcover edition. Signed limited edition with only 1501 copies printed. 8vo. Fine in blue cloth boards with silver title to spine. Pristine interior. Author's signature to title page. Fine illustrated jacket with green title to spine. 95 pages. LIT/110409. Fine / Fine.
London: Arthur Barker, 1934. Hardcover. First Edition. A masterpiece of historical fiction, ranked in some surveys as one of the best novels of the twentieth century. In very good condition in black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Light spotting to boards and light wear to edges. Previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown and note in pencil to front free endpaper. There is offsetting from an article that is no longer present on the front endpaper and front flap of the jacket. Minor foxing to endpapers. There is a foldout family tree at the rear of the book. In blue illustrated dust jacket with white title to spine and front panel. The jacket is in three pieces with small chips to the spine ends, edges, and hinges. Browning to spine of jacket. A nice copy despite noted wear. 494 pages. LIT/052511. Very good in a good dust jacket.
London: H. Hughs, 1775. Hardcover. SECOND EDITION. Large 8vo. The Poems include Gray's famous "Elegy Written in a Country Schoolyard." Bound in contemporary full-calf with exterior hinges expertly repaired, with original spine having five raised-bands with gilt title and designs to compartments. With faded marble endpapers. There is a frontispiece engraving of Gray. The text is browned with intermittent foxing and several pages with printing showing through to other side of page. Still quite legible. A handsome copy of Gray's works in very good condition. Memoirs in first section: 416 pages; Poems in second section: 110 pages.memoirs/110 pages. POE4/4262. Very Good.