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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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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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Cento Ethicus. Ex ducentis Poetis hinc inde contextus, per Damasum Blyerburgium Batauum. Iuuentutis maxime Institutiontioni accomodatus.

By: Blyenburg, Damasus van.

Price: $300.00

Seller ID: 150309


16 mo, grey boards, quarter leather. Blyenburg (1558-1668), a dutch poet, published this compilation of selections from modern Latin poets. A revised edition, first published the year earlier in 1599. CONDITION: Fair; Covers quite worn, but intact, with substantial staining. Title is inked onto the spine. Inked signatures on ffep; front hinge partially split. Inked number on title page; small inked library rubber stamp image on verso of title page. 1" x 2" damp stain at bottom center of inside front cover and extending into the first dozen pages or so and again at the back cover. Other damp s... View more info

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Naked Lunch

By: Burroughs, William S.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1959

Edition: 1st ed., 4th printing

Seller ID: k190813h

Condition: Very Good


8vo, 4th printing in second issue d/w (stated fourth printing on copyright page; d/w has no zip code on back panel but with roman numeral “iv”.] The book itself is very good-near fine; the dustjacket is very good -- but price-clipped and with several nicks along top edge and top of spine. View more info

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The Wapshot Chronicle

By: Cheever, John

Price: $155.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Brothers: 1957

Seller ID: 042407b


1st ed., 8vo in price-clipped dustjacket. Cheever's debut novel. The book itself is fine. The dust jacket is very good with a 1/2" closed tear at bottom right of front and upper front at spine and light-wear elsewhere. Also a 2" square paper label announcing the book's selection for the 1958 National Book Award. The label could probably be removed but I have left it in place. 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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THE BLACK BOOK: (1st ed., 1st state; advance review copy)

By: Durrell, Lawrence

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Dutton, New York: 1960

Edition: 1st American edition

Seller ID: k190721c

Condition: Fine


First U.S. edition; first state. His first major novel, originally published in Paris in 1936. Advance review copy with review slip dated "Sep 14 1960" laid in. Conforms to the first issue points identified by McBride's "Points Of Issue" (1996): Front flap states "Lawrence Durrell's Black Book is the first piece of work by a new English writer …" not "T.S. Eliot said…" - Also with the year 1936 x’d out on the copyright page and replaced by 1959. A fine copy in very good d/w; just a hint of rubbing to spine ends and corners. Jacket is not price-clipped but has wear to edges and corners w... View more info

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Knight's Gambit

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1948

Seller ID: 042404


1st ed., 8vo in dustjacket. This copy from the library of Hollywood film producer Jerry Wald, and bearing his inked signature on the front end paper. Wald produced the Faulkner films The Sound and the Fury and The Long Hot Summer. The book is very good-near fine with just some light discoloration in the top right front corner of the binding. The dust jacket is good only. No large tears but has a 1/2" closed tear at front lower spine, a 1/2" open tear at upper spine, a 1/4" chipped from top of spine and assorted edge wear and rubbing. 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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OLD MAID'S FOLLY: Black Venus and Other Texas Legal Tales

By: Hankerson, James A.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: N.P. (Austin, Roger Beacham: 1987

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: m190723b

Condition: Fine


1st ed., 8vo, grey boards, black cloth spine with titles on paper label. 76pp. with frontis protrait. Designed by W.R. Holman in an edition of 250 copies, printed at Wind River Press. A collection of stories from the life and times of author's father who practiced law in West & East Texas. Condition: near fine; a bright, tight copy. Internally pristine; a fine copy overall but with several small spots on covers. 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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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner: 1940

Seller ID: k122903


1st edition (1940) with 'A' on copyright page. Interior is clean and tight. Inside covers and endpapers are darkened along the hinge lines. Several small light stains (none larger than 1/2") on covers, but not so bad as to detract from appearance. Dust jacket is complete, not price-clipped, but has heavy wear along the edges and missing 1/2" at top and bottom of spine. View more info

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The Road Through the Wall

By: Jackson, Shirley

Price: $275.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus and Company: 1948

Seller ID: 121301

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (with stylized FS to the copyright page.) Pages browned as usual, else fine in good, price-clipped dustwrapper with very minor edgewear and large tear to rear panel. Where the original price was clipped, there is a small rubber-stamped $3.00 price. Uncertain if this was a publisher repricing or a bookstore. A particularly bright copy of the author's first book. View more info

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Translated into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac.

By: Khayyam, Omar

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: n.d. (1909)

Edition: First thus

Seller ID: 121309


First Trade Edition. 4to. 20 superb illustrations by Dulac. Publisher's white cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper board, the latter with elaborate gilt decoration; peacock feathers motif end papers. Decorative frame to text. Illustrated with 20 tipped in colour plates by Dulac, all with entitled tissue guards. Slight darkening to spine; front cover slightly bowed; front hinge split but still intact; several prior owner inked signatures on half-title page. Nevertheless, a very attractive copy for the price offered. 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