England, 1917. Limited ed. Hardcover. Near Fine. 4 x 5 3/4 in. 34 pgs. This the American novelist, not the British politician. Buff paper boards with black and red printed paper label on cover. Signed with a dedication on ffep by Winston Churchill, as follows: 'To my friend George Barr McCutcheon, Winston Churchill', in black ink. The book is in a custom-made quarter red morocco slip-case, with scarlet cloth, with one raised band and gilt and brown decoration and lettering on the spine, with the date, 1917, at the base. Furthermore, the book has a protective wrap-around case of the same scarlet cloth over gray paper boards that slips inside the case. All is very finely wrought. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE ; with extremely clean and fresh covers and text, binding perfect, a cherished object that was well protected. The book was written by Churchill at the request of Bishop William Lawrence, and privately printed as a contribution to the church. At the pension fund dinner in behalf of the benefit, each guest was presented with a copy. George Barr McCutcheon (1866-1928) was an American novelist and playwright. His engraved bookplate, with his name on it, is on the front pastedown. A very rare book with a very fine signed dedication. Memoir. RGR.
New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1937. First edition. Hardcover. Good+. 9-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches, [ii], 445 pages. Publisher's blue cloth. Condition is GOOD+, with faded spine and slight cover darkening. A good, tight copy of this astonishing memoir by one of the period's leading war correspondents, also a diplomat and translator. Very literate and readable. memoirs, stack
New York: D. Appleton - Century Co., 1936. First edition. Hardcover. Good+. 8-1/4 x 5-3/4 inches, [viii], 280 pages. Publisher's printed muslin, gilt lettering. Condition of the book is GOOD+, the only flaw being a badly faded spine. A delightful account of growing up in Cambridge, Mass., written by the grand-daughter of Jacob Abbott, the writer of the Rollo books. The family had remarkable literary associations with such luminaries as Lowell, Bartlett and Howells. memoirs, rgr
London: Faber and Faber Ltd., 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/good. 8 x 5-1/2 inches, 232 pages. Publisher's red cloth. Condition is VERY GOOD+; condition of the dust-jacket is GOOD, with marginal chipping and light staining. A very nice, tight copy in the fragile dust-jacket, in new mylar sleeve. memoirs, RGR
5 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. vii, 309 pgs. Deep blue polished cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine. Sections of great B&W photo illusrations. Condition of book is NEAR FINE ; no wear to corners or edges, no bumping. Covers exceedingly fresh and clean. Binding tight, text very clean, no markings. DJ condition is VERY GOOD+ ; price-clipped, slight wear to edges, no tears or chipping, colors very fresh, overall very clean and vivid. In new Mylar wrapper. Memoir. RGR
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. xii, 168 pgs. Black cloth with silver lettering on spine. Memoir of growing up on a Delaware farm. 2 B&W photo illus. Condition is NEAR FINE ; no wear to corners or edges, covers and text perfect, binding tight. DJ is NEAR FINE ; no edge wear, gorgeous. Price has been inked over. A scarce item. Memoir. Stacks.
369 pages. Half orange cloth with black cloth boards and gilt lettering on spine. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD; Text & illustrations are very clean, binding is tight. Condition of dust jacket is VERY GOOD; Spine slightly darkened, not price-clipped, but sticker over price. Memoir BHA.
4 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. xiii, 264 pgs. Quarter black cloth with decorative paper boards and oval relief profile of Franklin. In slipcase. Color illus by Benton. Condition is NEAR FINE ; an extremely clean, tight, lovely copy. Slipcase is falling apart. Memoir. RGR.
505 pages. 6 x 9 3/4 in. Red cloth binding, gilt lettering, several illustrations. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD: light wear and soiling to covers and spine, very light foxing to edge of text block, pages clean, binding tight. Condition of the dustjacket is VERY GOOD: light wear and soiling overall, light fading to edges, dog eared flaps, in new mylar wrapper. Memoir, Stack.
504 pages. 6 1/4 x 9 in. Maroon cloth binding, gilt lettering, illustration on frontis. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD: light wear and soiling to covers and spine, a few light scuff marks to covers, corners a lightly bent, edges of text block tanned, pages clean, binding fine, previous owner's name in ink on ffep- date written in pencil on title page. Memoirs, RGR.
213 pages. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. Orange cloth binding, gilt lettering, several illustrations. Condition of the book is GOOD: wear and soiling to covers and spine- spine and covers faded, edges of text block lightly darkened, pages clean- a few dog eared, binding loose but sound, book plate of previous owner on inside of front cover + remnants of sticker. Memoirs, RGR.
22 pages. 5 x 7 3/4 in. White cloth binding with red printed boards, gilt lettering. Condition of the book is NEAR FINE: minimal wear and soiling to covers and spine, pages clean, binding tight, in original glassine covering. Memoirs, stack.
348 pages. 6 x 8 1/2 in. Half maroon leather binding with marbled boards and end papers, gilt lettering, to edge of text block gilt, frontis illustration with tissue, colored title page. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD: light wear and soiling to covers and spine, spine faded and lightly worn at edges, front cover faded, edges of text block darkened, pages clean, end papers a bit loose, binding fine. memoirs, stack.
5 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. 150 pgs. Azure cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Condition of book is VERY GOOD ; covers very faintly spotted, no wear to edges, spine slightly cocked. Binding tight, text very clean with endpapers mildly foxed. DJ condition is GOOD+ ; price-clipped, slight wear to edges, back lightly soiled, faded overall. Memoir. Stacks.
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. viii, 116 pgs. Memoir of working with elephants in the circus. Signed with cordial dedication by Kelley, in blue ink on half title pg. Gray cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. Photo endpapers. Numerous B&W illus. Condition of book is VERY GOOD+ ; slight bumping to corners and ends of spine, no edge wear, covers extremely fresh and clean. Binding tight, text perfect. DJ condition is FAIR ; front flap missing, price not clipped at back ($2.00). Edges chipped and worn, open tear base of spine, several small closed tears, large closed tear along spine, slightly faded with a few stcker marks, but not bad and well protected now in a new Mylar wrapper. Great photos of the days when circuses really laid on the big animal acts. Memoir. RGR.
259 pages. 4 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. White paper binding, black lettering. Condition of the book is GOOD: wear and soiling to covers and spine- heavier at spine, spine darkened, edges of text block lightly tanned, edges of pages roughly cut, binding loose. memoirs, stk.
6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. high. Unpaginated. Green cloth with paste-on mandala on cover and gilt lettering on spine, contains erratum slip. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD; very light water stains at top & bottom of covers, endpapers lightly soiled, text & illustrations are very clean. Condition of dust jacket is VERY GOOD; Lightly soiled. rippling to front corner, flaps creased, not price-clipped ($7.95). From first printing of 2500 hardback copies. A real hippie odyssey. RGR Memoirs.
199 pages. Blue cloth with yellow lettering on spine. Condition of book is VERY GOOD; A very clean, tight copy. Condition of dust jacket is VERY GOOD; Lightly soiled & worn, price-clipped.
5 x 7 3/4 in. 232 pgs. Dark brown embossed cloth boards with gilt device on cover, gilt lettering on spine. Double-sided advert pg precedes the title pg. Condition is GOOD ; cover and back have large area of damage with wrinkling and small holes, possibly from water. Edges, corners and ends of spine quite worn. Gilt is bright. Endpapers and many pgs are brown or spotted, though overall text is pretty good. Binding is tight. Memoir. RGR.
5 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. 365 pgs. Black cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. Condition of book is NEAR FINE ; very slight bumping to some corners, no wear, covers extremely clean and fresh. Binding tight, text perfect. Slight foxing to side of text block. DJ condition is GOOD+ ; not price-clipped ($4.50), slight wear and chipping to edges, closed tear along front spine, faint soiling/foxing overall. In new Mylar wrapper. Memoir. RGR.