London: William Heinemann, 1892. Hardcover. Scarce First Edition published posthumously. It includes a biographical sketch of Balestier written by Henry James. Wolcott Balestier was born in 1861 and died at the very young age of 30 in 1891 from Typhoid fever. Despite his brief career he became known in literary circles, in part because of his close association with Rudyard Kipling, who married Balestier's sister in 1892. Bound in the original light blue cloth with a feather design to front cover and spine. Spine is faded and there is light bumping and handling to covers, otherwise in nice condition. There is slight cracking to front hinge and cracking along some of the signatures, but the binding is tight. There is offsetting to the front and rear end pages and intermittent light foxing. The book plate of a previous owner, Chauncey Brewster Tinker has also caused a round offset to the facing end page. Tinker was a professer at Yale and a leading Boswell scholar. A previous owner or book dealer has a penciled note on the front pastedown that there were 2000 copies of this book printed, of which 620 were pulped. 188 pages plus 8 pages of ads. LIT/072109. Very Good.
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London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. Hardcover. 8vo. FIRST EDITION. SCARCE. Lovely art noveau style floral decoration to spine and boards. Navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Title and decoration to front board are in brown. Minor rubbing to gilt on spine. Minor fading to spine. Minor wear to edges and corners. Clean, bright interior with tight binding. 331 pages. LIT/022007. Near Fine.
New York: The Century Co, 1904. Hardcover. By the author of "Wee Macgreegor." Bound in a pretty green floral publisher's binding with design featuring thistle and coffee cups, signed "DD." Off-white title to spine and front cover. Written in Scottish dialect. Frontispiece illustration. 230 pages. LIT/040820. Very Good.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Co, circa 1900. Hardcover. Scarce. Inscribed by the author "For the mother of Mary Matthews with best wishes of the Author - Alice Brooks / Written by the Great Great Aunt of Mary Matthews." on the front free endpaper. Alice Brooks was a Baltimore author who often wrote under the pseudonym "ALIX." A collection of advice for young mothers, most involving when and how to discipline kids - each with real life examples. The author notes that "most of the articles in this little volume have been published in Parish Visitor. The material, for many of them, has been gathered from the wise teachings of my mother, to whose memory I lovingly dedicate it." Bound with red cloth spine and corners over white cloth boards. Title in black to front cover with silver flower. Dampstaining and discoloration to covers and spine. Minor wear to corners and edges. Clean interior. 119 pages. LIT/041718. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Penn Publishing, 1899. Hardcover. Very good in grey/brown cloth with gilt title to front board and to spine and illustration in gilt, green, and black to front board. Minor Browning to spine and light soiling to boards. Front end page is detached but present. Rear hinge is starting. Literature. LIT3/4200. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1885. Hardcover. Uncommon. Bound in the original bluish green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Red and blue floral illustration to front board and spine. Minor browning to spine, minor wear / rubbing to hinges, spine ends, and edges of boards. Yellow floral patterned endpapers. Clean. Lacks front free endpaper. 305 pages plus 6 pages of ads. LIT/041818. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very good in green and white cloth covered boards with maroon title to front board and to spine. Gilt decoration to front board. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Minor browning to edges and spine and light soiling to rear board. Minor rolling to spine. Inscription to written in pen to front free end page. Minor age toning to edges of pages and sporadic light foxing. Text is clean and bright. 363 pages + ads. LIT/043018. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very good in green and white cloth covered boards with maroon title to front board and to spine. Gilt decoration to front board. Wear to exterior includes minor soiling, minor bumping to spine ends and corners as well as minor browning to edges and spine. Slight age toning to edges of pages. Text is clean and bright. 363 pages + ads. LIT/043018. Very Good.
New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons and The Knickerbocker Press, 1905. Hardcover. 8vo. Grey cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Beautiful illustration to front board and to spine. Minor soiling to spine and rear board. Spine lightly rolled. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Previous owner's book plate to front paste down. Light foxing to end pages. Else is clean and bright. Includes full color frontis piece with captioned tissue guard. 460 pages. French Travel. FRETRAV/040412. Very Good.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1921. Hardcover. First Edition. Includes many illustrations. Grey cloth boards with white title to spine and yellow title to front cover. Illustration of a ship to spine and front cover. Rubbing to spine title. Minor wear to edges of boards, corners, hinges, and spine ends. Heavy browning to pages, especially in margins. Occasional smudge marks to margins. Previous owners name in pen to front endpaper. 259 pages. MAR/040919. Very Good.
New York: Thomas Crowell, 1895. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Very good in green illustrated boards with gilt title to front and spine panels. Minor soiling to boards. Lovely illustration of trees to front board. Light foxing throughout. Includes frontispiece with intact tissue guard. Many pages upopened. Literature. LIT212211. Very Good.
New York: Scribner, Armstrong, and Co., 1875. Hardcover. With fold out map to front. Brownish red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and black title to front cover. Minor wear and light fraying to spine ends, edges of boards, and corners. Bookplate from church library to front pastedown. 228 pages plus ads. MEDIEV/102518. Very Good.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1884. Hardcover. Very Good in original brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and brown title to gilt box on front board. Illustration to front board. Minor wear to edges of exterior. Faint remnants of bookplate on front pastedown. Else is clean and bright. 411 pages plus 12 pages of ads. Literature. LIT1/1031. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1894. First Edition. Hardcover. SCARCE. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Lilac cloth covered boards with silver title and decoration to front board and to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners, minor rubbing to exterior hinges, and minor browning to spine. Light yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright. Binding tight. 296 pages + ads. LIT/042618. Very Good.
New York: Macmillan and Co., 1895. Hardcover. Very good in green cloth covered boards with bright gilt title and decoration to front board and to spine. Minor wear to exterior includes bumping to spine ends and corners, rubbing to boards and slight rulling to spine. Front interior hinge is starting though binding remains tight. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 290 pages. LIT/050118. Very Good.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1901. Hardcover. Third Edition. Dark green cloth boards with silver title to spine and front cover. Silver illustration of a sword to the spine and multicolored illustration of a landscape to front cover. Minor wear and rubbing to edges of boards and covers. Minor toning to margins and old ink price to front free endpaper. Clean and bright overall. 315 pages. LIT/051618. Very Good.
London: James Bowden, 1897. Hardcover. First Edition. Published anonymously. William James Dawson (1854-1928) was an English clergyman and author. Bound in original cream cloth. Spine is faded and covers are a bit dull. Gilt vignette of an angel, repeated on the title page in a smaller red design may be the work of Laurence Housman. 136 pages. LIT/050911. Very Good.
New York: American Tract Society, 1880. Hardcover. Part of the Imperial Series. A story for children set in Paris. In grey cloth boards with illustration of children to front cover and rubbed white title to spine. Binding is signed H E F with overlapping letters. Rubbing to spine and covers, a few spots of soiling / dampstaining to front cover, and minor wear to edges and corners. Slight roll to spine. Pencil inscription to front endpaper dated 1905. Occasional spots of soiling to interior, but clean overall. Closed tear to paper covering front interior hinge, but binding remains secure. Frontispiece illustration. 278 pages. CHILD/040219. Very Good.
Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags, 1892. Hardcover. Both volumes in very good condition. Bound in brown cloth boards with gilt titles to spines and front covers. Elaborate gilt, black, and white floral decoration to spines and front covers. Minor wear to spine ends and edges of boards. Interior pages are browned and brittle. Some endpapers are detached and chipped. Chipping to edges of some pages. One page is detached (but present and laid in). A fragile but attractive set. Previous owner bookplate to front pastedowns of both volumes. 431 pages in volume I; 420 pages in volume II. GER210181 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Very Good.
New York: The Century Co, 1887. Hardcover. First edition. Dark brown spine with light brown cloth covered boards. Gilt title to spine and illustration of a lady wearing a bonnet to front cover. Wear to corners and edges of boards. Minor soiling to boards. Lacks front free endpaper. Clean interior overall. Includes several black and white full page illustrations. 362 pages. LIT/102418. Very Good.
Boston: L. C. Page & Company, (1926). First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth covered boards with gilt title and decoration to front board and to spine. Light wear to exterior includes minor bumping to corners and spine ends and fading to spine. Front interior hinge is starting though binding remains tight. Light foxing to first few pages. Else is clean and bright. Frontispiece with intact tissue guard by Eric Pape. 434 pages + ads. LIT/041818. Very Good.
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.