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Pirates! or, The Cruise of the Black Revenge [Vincent Starrett’s Copy]

By: BANNING, Kendall and Gustave Baumann

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Laurence C. Woodworth, Chicago, IL: 1918

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: k191116d

Condition: Very good


First edition thus. 12mo, wrappers. Illustrated by b/w woodcuts of Gustave Baumann, with the text in verse from poet Kendall Banning opposite the 13 woodcuts. A larger-sized version was first published in 1916. A very good copy with minor chipping to upper spine, very light surface wear. Ex Libris Vincent Starrett with his bookplate inside front cover and his inked signature at top of half-title. Starrett was a Canadian-born American writer, newspaperman, and bibliophile turned to writing mystery and supernatural fiction for pulp magazines during the 1920s and 1930s. Starrett's most famous... View more info

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Departmental Ditties, Barrack Room Ballads, and other Verses

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $250.00

Publisher: NY, U.S. Book Company: 1890

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: c17092203

Condition: Very Good


12mo, Maroon cloth, beveled edges, gilt titles and top. Scarce first state with 'Lovell' on the backstrip and the copyright notice on verso of title page. Later issues generally have the backstrip blank; some have Lovell Coryell. Some have Lovell Coryell on the title page and some have no date on verso. This is the first American edition of the Ditties and first edition altogether of seventeen Barrack Room Ballads, including such famous poems as Gunga Din, Fuzzy Wuzzy, and Mandalay. Very good; minor edge and corner wear; a few small blemishes on front cover appear to be pencil erasure; light... View more info