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Horatius At The Bridge & Casey At The Bat.

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Grabhorn Press: 1954

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: k180331b


10”x14”, letterpress; 4 pp. The two poems are printed in parallel columns. 75 copies printed for presentation to members of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco”. Fine. View more info

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Sebastian Van Storck

By: (Alastair) Pater, Walter

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead, New York; John Lane, London: 1927

Seller ID: k190126u

Condition: Fair


4to, illustrated linen, gilt titles. With 8 full-page tipped-in color by Alastair. No. 591 of 1050 copies, with a plate signed in pencil by the artist. Title page printed in red and black, illustrations in red, sepia, and black. Condition: Fair; the text block and illustrations are fine. The significant flaw is that it is lacking the backstrip on the spine, otherwise covers are good overall with several light stains.. The penciled signature on the plate on p.30 is present, but faint. Lacking original slipcase. View more info

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Dark Weeping / No. 19 of The Ariel Poems

By: A.e. [George Russell].

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London: Faber: 1929

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190125c

Condition: Good


12mo, gray pictorial wrappers, 4 pp. Trade edition; also published in a limited edition of 400 signed large paper covers. Cover design and frontispiece Illustration by Paul Nash. CONDITION: Good; ¼” chip out of lower front and rear corners; covers partially split. Interior leaves are fine. View more info

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The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshoppers Feast

By: Ballantyne, R. M.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons: 1882

Edition: Later edition.

Seller ID: k190711h

Condition: Very good.


16mo, decorated red cloth, 72 pp. A later printing of the children's tale and rhyme first published by Nelson in 1857. Handsome full color chromolith frontispiece with b/w illustrations of anthropomorphic insects throughout. Ballantyne, a Scottish artist and prolific writer of juvenile fiction, composed this prose rendition of William Roscoe's popular poem and accompanied it with fanciful images of beetles in waistcoats, ladybugs with parasols, moles in top hats and striped pants, and other creatures. Very good: a clean, tight copy with light wear to covers; endpapers toned; contemporary pen... View more info

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LES FLEURS DU MAL [Limited Editions Club]

By: Baudelaire, Charles

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Limited Editions Club: 1940

Seller ID: k190126n

Condition: Good


Limited Editions Club, New York and Paris, 1940. This single volume only, French text; published as a two volume set with the second volume being the English translation “Flowers of Evil.” Illustrations by. Auguste Rodin and Jacob Epstein. 8vo, pale blue stiff paper wrappers in glassine dust jacket. No. 83 of 1500 copies. No slipcase issued. A good copy: interior is very clean but several of the gutters are somewhat loose; still fully intact. Chipped at spine ends. Glassine envelope yellowed at spine with several edge tears and 2” dampstain on back cover, not affecting the book. View more info

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Barnaby Rudge

Master Humphrey's Clock/The Old Curiosity Shop Barnaby Rudge

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London: Chapman and Hall: 1840

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k190719m

Condition: Good


First edition in book form, bound from the original parts, of both "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Barnaby Rudge". 8vo, ¼ leather, maroon cloth, with gilt rulings, titles, five raised bands. Three volumes bound as two. Marbled end papers, all edges marbled. Master Humphrey's Clock was a weekly periodical edited and written by Dickens from April, 1840 to December, 1841. It began with a frame story in which Master Humphrey tells about himself and his small circle of friends (which includes Mr. Pickwick), and their penchant for telling stories. Several short stories were included, followed by th... View more info

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Hubert's Arthur. Being certain curious documents found among the literary remains of Mr N. C., here produced.

By: Frederick Rolfe Baron Corvo

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cassell, London: 1935

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: k190126t

Condition: Fine


8vo, red cloth dustjacket, 453 pp. an alternative retelling of English history from the point of view of Hubert de Burgh. In Hubert's narrative, which begins with an account of the struggle for succession in the wake of King Richard Lionheart's death, young Duke Arthur of Brittany does not die at the hands of King John, but instead ascends to the throne. Hubert relates Arthur's adventures as he combats the wily John, fights in the Crusades, and wages battle against the treacherous Simon de Montfort, before facing perhaps his greatest challenge when his reign is threatened by the crucifixions... View more info

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[The Tragedy of Gabriele D'Annunzio presented in Rome [...]
IN THE YEAR MCMII [1902] TO XX OF THE MONTH OF MARCH, FOR THE TREVES BROTHERS, IMPRESSA IN MILAN]

TRAGEDIA DI GABRIELE DÁNNUNZIO RAPPRESENTATA IN ROMA NELL'ANNO MCMII AD XX DEL MESE DI DECEMBRE IMPRESSA IN MILANO per I. Fratelli Treves nel l 'anno MCMII A DI XX DEL MESE DI MARZO [The Tragedy of Gabriele D'Annunzio presented in Rome [...] IN THE YEAR MCMII [1902] TO XX OF THE MONTH OF MARCH, FOR THE TREVES BROTHERS, IMPRESSA IN MILAN]

By: GABRIELE DÁNNUNZIO

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Milano: Fratelli Treves: 1902

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190212e


Milano: Fratelli Treves, 1902. 1st ed., small 4to, handmade paper; pp. (16), 289, (7) illustrated in red and black with several full-page drawings and numerous ornaments throughout. Gilt ornament on front cover, gilt titles on spine; ribbon ties. Original full vellum binding [it was also published in cloth]. Text in Italian. A tragic play in verses, presented for the first time at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on December 9th 1901. The text centers on the story of how Francesca da Rimini falls in love with her husband's brother in the 13th century. The play is based on an episode from Dante Al... View more info

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The Tyranny of the Dark [signed]

By: Garland, Hamlin

Price: $145.00

Publisher: by Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1905

Inscription: Inscribed by Garland on front end paper

Seller ID: k190126f

Condition: Fair


First edition. 8vo., Illustrated blue cloth, gilt titles, black bat on upper board. Inscribed on front end paper. Fair: rubbed and chipped at spine ends, both hinges cracked but intact; spine somewhat darkened. View more info

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Back-Trailers from the Middle Border [Association copy with signature of Rudyard Kipling]

By: Hamlin Garland

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Macmillan, New York: 1928

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Inscribed by Garland, with added signature of Rudy

Seller ID: k190126c


CONDITION: Good. Covers: front hinge cracked, light surface wear, a little more so at top of spine. Newspaper review affixed to back free end paper has browned and left image transfer on facing page. Signed by Garland on front pastedown; two photographs of Garland and company on the half-title, along with a guest pass to the Regent’s Park Zoological Gardens signed by Rudyard Kipling who, as a member, gave Garland admittance. Another photo of Garland on the verso and a fourth affixed to a blank page facing page 205. Unknown whether the extra items were added by Garland or another. View more info

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THE LAST THIRTY DAYS OF CHRIST. [Inscribed Copy]

By: Hartmann, Sadakichi

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Privately printed: NY: 1920

Edition: 1st edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Hartmann to minister/writer Paul Jord

Seller ID: k190719l

Condition: Poor


1st ed. 8vo, brown boards, 109 pp, No. 53 of 3000 numbered copies. With an inscription by Hartmann to Paul Jordan Smith -- “from [as Bernard Shaw expressed it] ‘the man who writes about the last 30 days of Christ when the first day Him has not yet dawned upon Earth.” Smith was an American Universalist minister who also worked as a writer, lecturer and editor. However, he is most well known for originating the hoax art movement Disumbrationism. Giving himself the Russian-sounding pseudonym Pavel Jerdanowitch, Jordan-Smith painted a small group of crudely Postimpressionist canvases that he... View more info

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam [Balfour edition]

By: Khayyam, Omar

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1920

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190121m

Condition: Very good


1st ed. thus. Small quarto. Black and tan decorated boards, black leather spine, printed label on front board, hand lettered label on spine. Illustrated with six full-color tipped-in plates and thirty-two in black & white, some of which have touches of color added -- also numerous smaller line drawings in sepia throughout. This is the first trade edition; there were also signed editions of 50 copies with an added hand-colored plate and 100 copies in green morocco. Printed by the Chiswick Press. Balfour is one of the lesser known masters of the period and his illustrations show the influence of... View more info

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A comprehensive collection of nearly 150 volumes - first English, American, and variant editions with important bibliographic works

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $4,500.00

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: cr180315q

Condition: Good to As-New


A comprehensive collection of nearly 150 volumes - first English, American, and variant editions, most in very good to fine condition; many in dustjacket. Please email for a list. The personal collection of Sacramento bookseller Edward H. Crussell (1875-1944). a charter member of The Kipling Society (UK) and one of the founders of the Sacramento Book Collectors Club. The collection has been kept virtually intact since his death in 1944; Included is a 3x5 card index with Crussell's acquisition notes for each volume and many of his original purchase receipts from American and English bookselle... View more info

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The Assassin

By: Liam O'Flaherty

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London: 1928

Edition: 1st ed,

Seller ID: k190126a

Condition: Very good


Novel based on the assassination of the Irish government minister Kevin O'Higgins in 1927.CONDITION: Very good. A bright, crisp copy overall; some toning to end papers, half-title and title pages -- the latter lightly so. Dust jacket is good only; chipped corners, nicks and cracks at spine ends; price clipped; toning to interior flaps. View more info

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Fair Angelica / Black Cargoes - Original screenplay about revolt on an American Slave ship during the middle passage, circa 1835

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $4,500.00

Publisher: 1972

Seller ID: s180622m


Original unpublished and unproduced screenplay about revolt on an American Slave ship [the Fair Angelica] navigating the middle passage, circa 1835. A very unusual subject for Matthiessen. “Fair Angelica” is a first draft, typed carbon, 123 loose leaves -- an agency copy used to solicit producers and investors -- one of whom was the progressive filmmaker Martin Ritt. “Black Cargoes” is a revised and retitled draft, 112 pp. in black studio 2-post covers. Mostly mimeographed, but with a dozen typed and corrected pages interleaved; numerous holographic additions or changes throughout b... View more info

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FATAPOUFS & THINIFERS

By: Maurois , Andre

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, San Francisco: 1940

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: k190203g

Condition: Fine


1st ed. Small 4to, dye-stamped blue cloth boards, endpapers decorated with armorial bearings of the houses of Thinifers and Fatapoufs. 92pp. The “Thins” and the “Fats” have already had one World War -- can a Second World War be averted? A thinly veiled parable for the European political situation just prior to 1940. Illustrated in bold colors by JEAN BRULLER CONDITION: Fine; scant rubbing to corners and spine ends. Lacking jacket View more info

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Three Famous English Romances: The Gallant Atchievements Of Robin Hood; The Famous History Of Fryer Bacon: The Romance Of Robert The Devil

By: Nelson, Harold

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Otto Schulze and Co: 1913

Seller ID: k190126h

Condition: Good


1st ed. 4to, red cloth with gilt decorations and titles, 156 pp. Illustrated with wood enravings and ornamentation. 3 volumes in one. Original publisher’s catalog entry clipped and pasted to front flyleaf. CONDITION: Good; rubbed at corners and spine ends, front hinge lightly cracked. Light foxing to bottom of first several pages and occasional page edges; otherwise a clean copy with very good-near fine appearance internally. View more info

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Race Rock.

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY: Harper & Brothers: 1954

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622a


The author's first novel, published just after he returned from Paris, where he helped found the Paris Review. Very Good-near fine in VG d/w. The book itself is clean, bright and tight; the only interior flaw is a prior owner’s inked signature at top of FFEP. No rubbing or chipping to covers, as often bound, but a thin fade line at top and bottom of spine. Dust jacket is not price-clipped but spine is lightly rubbed at top and bottom with some age-toning. View more info

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Partisans [Advance Review Copy].

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $425.00

Publisher: NY: Viking: 1955

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622b


Partisans [Advance Review Copy]. NY: Viking, 1955. 1st ed.,12mo, blue/beige cloth. His second novel, set in Paris. Featuring communism, street people, and an idealistic American journalist. The novel explores the need for political commitment in the face of poverty and injustice. Advance review copy with publisher’s review slip and author’s photograph laid in. A fine, pristine copy in fine d/w with some very minor edgewear at bottom. Signed by Matthiessen on title page. View more info

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Raditzer.

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $85.00

Publisher: NY: Viking Press: 1961

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622c


1st ed., 12mo, blue boards, ¼ cloth. Matthiessen’s third novel, a tale of the sea in which a rich young man enlists in the navy and befriends a vicious opportunist. A fine copy; Pristine appearance overall with just a hint of surface wear to boards but a 1” partial separation of front FFEP at top of hinge. Dustjacket has a tiny bit of surface wear on bottom edge. Despite these minor flaws, this book is notoriously prone to wear and this is one of the best copies we have seen. View more info