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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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Under the 1st ed. Wall. First State Review Copy with Publisher’s Errata Laid In. [Signed]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $525.00

Publisher: NY: Viking, (1962). : 1962

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622f


1st ed., 8vo black cloth. His third book of nonfiction, recounting the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea to study one of the last stone-age tribes on the planet, which had been entirely free from contact with Westerners or the artifacts of industrial society. The book exists in three states. This first printing was withdrawn by the publisher prior to publication because the inset pages of photographs were bound in the wrong place and contrary to the Table of Contents (against the wishes of Matthiessen who oversaw the design.) Some copies were sent to reviewers with a mimeographed erra... View more info

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Under the 1st ed. Wall. 1st issue, second state. [Signed]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $90.00

Publisher: NY: Viking: 1962

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622g


1st ed., first issue, second state,. 8vo black cloth. His third book of nonfiction, recounting the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea to study one of the last stone-age tribes on the planet, which had been entirely free from contact with Westerners or the artifacts of industrial society. The book exists in three states. This first printing was withdrawn by the publisher prior to publication because the inset pages of photographs were bound in the wrong place and contrary to the Table of Contents (against the wishes of Matthiessen who oversaw the design.) Some copies were sent to review... View more info

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Snow Leopard, The [Franklin Mint edition, signed]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Franklin Mint: 1978

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed on title page.

Seller ID: s180622x

Condition: Fine


Full morocco binding, gilt and embossed. Published several days before the trade issue, this is the true first edition. Issued as a limited edition only to members of the First Edition Society, but the number of copies printed is unknown. A fine, pristine copy, with the 8-page ‘Publisher’s Notes’ pamphlet laid in. Signed after publication by Matthiessen on the half-title page. Signed copies of this edition are quite scarce. View more info