New York: Sheldon and Company, 1876. Hardcover. Includes articles on Lincoln, Battling the Sioux at Yellowstone (Custer), Art at the Centennial, Life among the Bedouins, Art in America, Clubs and Club Life, Gettysburg, King Cole and His Band, German Spas, and more. Ex-library from Peoria. Boards detached but present. Most of spine is gone. "Galaxy / 1876" remains in gilt on spine. Binding broken with some loose signatures. A good reading copy only. 868 pages. PER/052119. Good.
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New York: W.C. and F.P. Church, 1866. Hardcover. Includes chapters from Trollope's 'The Claverings.' Ex-library. Modern cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Clean interior overall aside from library markings. Dampstaining to first few pages. Paper repair to corner of one rear page. 920 pages. PER/052119. Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1870. Hardcover. Lacks volume title page and table of contents pages. Bound in three quarter brown leather with light brown cloth covered boards and gilt title to spine. Rubbing and wear to spine ends, edges, and corners. Foxing and occasional spots of soiling to interior. Illustrated. 944 pages. PER/050818. Very Good.
New York: Miller and Company, 1857. Hardcover. Includes a five page article titled "About Dogs," which is a musing about dogs and their history. Within the article, there is long ballad about a favorite hound of Llewellyn, Prince of Wales, son-in-law of King John. It concludes by asking readers to send their "very nice terrier - English, Scotch, or Skye - to Putnam, for his very sincere friend and humble servant." Also includes a review of Elizabeth Browning's poem "Aurora Leigh"; a biography about a deceased Virginia slave submitted by his owner; chapters from John William de Forest's novel "Witching Times"; a collection of letters about college life in the 1750s including notes on the costs of living, clothing, and school supplies; a humorous illustrated article about the tails of animals and tails on clothing; book reviews, editorials, news stories, and more. Bound in three quarter red leather with black cloth boards. Gilt title and raised bands to spine. There is a two inch closed tear to the leather on the rear hinge. Rubbing and wear to hinges and edges of boards. Previous owner's signature in pencil to front endpaper. Foxing to early and late pages of the interior. Short closed tears to edges of several pages. 668 pages. PER/060518. Very Good.
New York: Robert Carter and Brothers, 1873. Hardcover. SCARCE. 12mo. Very good minus in original purple cloth with gilt lettering. Light rubbing at corners and spine ends, some fading and soiling to boards. Sunday school bookplate on front pastedown, owner names on front flyleaf and early blank. One plate has been colored in by a previous owner. Rear free end page has been torn out. 310 pages. Literature. LIT4/03061. Very Good -.
Washington DC: Abstract Orange, 2019. Number ? of 36 copies signed and numbered by the book artist. The book was published on May 31, 2019 in celebration of Walt Whitman's 200th birthday. The book artist writes: "The book explores ideas central to Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass including transcendentalism, or the inherent goodness of nature, and realism, depicting familiar things as they are. It captures both the complexity and simplicity of nature by juxtaposing dimensional paper grass texture and a quote about nature and wonder. The book is not a reprinting of all of Whitman’s words, but an art object that encapsulates the feeling of Whitman." Her evocative work is done as a box that opens like a traditional book. The inside front cover and back cover are covered with cream paper that includes quotes from Whitman along with his image. The inside of the box/book are several spiky rows of grass leaves crafted from green paper. The box is covered with green paper with the title, author and press name in a lighter shad of green. In fine condition. Measures 5.25 x 7.25 inches. ARTISTB/122319. Fine.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1854. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt title and decoration to spine. Embossed decoration to boards. Full gilt edges. Minor fading to spine. Edgewear to exterior includes bumping and rubbing. Tear to cloth along rear exterior hinge. Crack to front interior hinge. Foxing throughout though text and illustrations remain bright. Hand colored illustrations. 415 pages + publisher's ads. LIT/100212. Very Good -.
London: John Lane, 1894. First edition. Francis Adams (1862 –1893) was an essayist, poet, dramatist, novelist and journalist who produced a large volume of work in his short life. Born in England, he moved to Australia for several years before returning to England not long before he died. His novel, A Child of the Age, a reworking of his novel, Leicester, an Autobiography, was brought out posthumously in 1894 by John Lane as the fourth book in its Keynote Series. It describes vividly the schooldays (at "Glastonbury") and poverty-stricken struggles of a would-be poet and scholar, Bertram Leicester, in a way understandably suffused with a fin-de-siècle melancholy. Adams shot himself dead at a boarding house in Margate, England, during a severe tubercular hemorrhage that would probably have been fatal in any case. He had long carried a pistol for this purpose. As a self-professed "child of his age", Adams combined in his life and work many distinctive features of fin de siècle British culture and Australian radical nationalism in the 1890s, including a strong sympathy with socialist and feminist movements [Wikipedia]. Bound in publisher's original green cloth with cover and title page design by Aubrey Beardsley. Bumping to corners otherwise very good, as are interior pages that show light aging to margins. With embossed bookseller blind stamp on ffep. Bookplate of collector Mark Samuels Lasner on front pastedown. Small quarto. 244 pages plus 4 + 16 pages of publisher ads. LIT/050321.
Athens, OH, London: Ohio University Press, (1984). Hardcover. 8vo. Fine in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Letter from publisher to potential reviewers laid in. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. Near fine light blue dust jacket with red and blue title and illustration to front and rear panels and blue title to spine panel. Slight fading to spine panel. Very slight edgewear and rubbing to rear panel. Index, 169 pages. LIT/062416. Fine / Near Fine.
Philadelphia: George Barrie and Son, Printed for Subscribers Only. Hardcover. Very Good. One volume of multivolume set. This title is John Law. Limited edition for subscribers only. First state of the large Japan edition. 11/250c. Vg in blue boards. Nine beautiful engravings after Remarque plus color frontis. Literature. LIT610171. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1942). FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE FRONT FREE END PAGE. 8vo. Green cloth boards with grey and gilt title to spine. Minor soiling to front board. Minor bumping to spine ends. Foxing to paste downs and end pages. Else is very clean with bright text. Tight binding. Maryland Author. 339 pages. LIT/012505. Very Good.
Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1926. Hardcover. Second book in the Fatomas series. First American edition. Bound in the original navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Two very small tears at the head of the spine, slight fading to spine, announcement for the Fantomas Novels pasted to the front pastedown, bookseller's stamp on the front free endpaper and rear pastedown, numbers in ink at the top of the front pastedown and front free endpaper, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. 337 pages. LIT/102616. Very Good.
Stockholm: M. Goppers, 1954. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in pale blue/grey cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor fading to spine and to edges of boards. Interior is clean and bright with lovely illustrations throughout. Beautifully illustrated black and white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor toning to dust jacket as well as minor chipping to edges. Dust jacket in protective plastic sleeve. 206 pages. Literature. LIT209251. Very Good.
London: John Murray, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. FIRST EDITION of a VERY SCARCE book. Autonym Library series. Bound in original blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and blue title to front cover. Minor chipping to book cloth along hinges and spine ends. Minor rubbing to boards. The interior is clean and bright. Interior hinges are cracked though binding remains tight. 334 pages. LIT/030306. Very Good.
New York: United States Book Company, 1891. Paperback. 8vo. Very good in blue paper wrappers with dark blue title to spine and red illustration of a horse to front wrapper. Chipping to edges of wrappers and a few tears to spine panel. Browning to endpages and to a few interior pages, else clean. 298 pages. LIT/080808. Very Good.
New York: Sheldon and Company, 1872. Hardcover. Includes chapters from Trollope's 'The Eustace Diamonds', Faust by Turgenoff, and Lincoln and Johnson by Gideon Welles. Ex-library. Both boards detached but present. Black leather spine and corners over marbled paper covered boards. Gilt title to spine. Wear and chipping to spine and edges of boards. Clean interior overall. Lacks title page. A good reading copy only. 864 pages. PER/052119. Good.
New York: W.C. and F.P. Church, 1866. Hardcover. Includes chapters from Trollope's 'The Claverings.' Ex-library. Both boards detached and are no longer present. Cockled pages. Minor soiling to margins of some page. Bound, but spine no longer present. A good reading copy only. 752 pages. PER/052119. Good.
New York: W.C. and F.P. Church, 1866. Hardcover. Includes chapters from Trollope's 'The Claverings.' Ex-library. Both boards detached but present. Brick red cloth covered boards. Lacks spine. Wear and chipping to spine and edges of boards. Clean interior overall. Illustration for first issue is present but detached and heavily chipped along edges. A good reading copy only. 768 pages. PER/052119. Good.
New York: W.C. and F.P. Church, 1866. Hardcover. Includes chapters from Trollope's 'The Claverings.' Three quarter black leather over black cloth boards with gilt title and raised bands to spine. Dampstained throughout. Dampstaining to rear cover. Rubbing to leather. An attractive book and a good reading copy despite the dampstaining. 768 pages. PER/052119. Very good minus.
Chicago: Morrill, Higgins and Co, 1892. Paperback. Very good in white paper wrappers with green title to spine and front panel. Minor chipping to edges of wrappers, a few small spots of soiling, and minor rubing to panels. Clean interior with 4 full page illustrations. 405 pages. LIT/080808. Very Good.
London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1923. Hardcover. INSRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 1ST EDITION. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Publisher's emblem in black to rear board. Minor bumping to spine ends and light browning to spine. Minor creasing and a few closed tears to edges of pages 229-244. Minor browning to rear end page. Else is clean and bright. 256 pages. LIT/012510. Very Good +.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1843. Hardcover. Uncommon First Edition. Timothy Shay Arthur (1809 - 1885) was a prolific American author, best known for his novel on temperance (Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There). Many of his stories (including this one) incorporate respectable values and beliefs that he felt belonged in every American household. This book has been expertly rebacked using the original spine, boards, and endpapers. Minor chipping and wear to boards and to original piece of spine cloth. Penned notes and previous owners signatures to endpapers. Light dampstaining to corners of last few pages and ads. Minor foxing throughout interior. 163 pages plus 12 pages of ads. LIT/052220. Very Good.