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Essays in the History of Ideas (CAP 23)

By Arthur O. Lovejoy

New York, New York: Capricorn Books- G.P. Putnam, 1960. Third printing. Original Wraps. Very good. Originally publsihed in hardcover by Johns Hopkins in 1948. 12mo, 7 1/4" tall, 359 pages; illustrated wraps. A very good, clean soft cover with moderate shelf wear, binding tight, paper just slightly yellowed, fore-edge lightly soiled


The AMERICAN MERCURY, A Monthly Review: July, 1927, Volume XI (11), Number 43.

By Mencken, H. L.; George Jean Nathan, Willis Luther Moore, James Stevens, Arthur J. Cramp, Joan Dareth Prosper, Charles A. Beard, James L. Dwyer, George Seibel, Erich Posselt, Vilhjalmer Stefansson, Duff Gifford, Leonard Hess, James R. Quirk and others.

New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. First printing. Original Wraps. Very Good. A single complete original issue with covers and ads. Quarto, 10" tall, stiff green wraps, approx. 128 pages + xlviii ads. A very good, clean issue of the great political and literary magazine of its age, minor shelf wear and rubbing at the spine--covers are slightly oversized to the interior stock and thus the edges appear roughed, but this is true of all copies for the same reason--interior binding tight, paper moderately yellowed.


A Message to Garcia: being a preachment

By Elbert Hubbard

East Aurora, New York: Roycrofters , 1916. Reprint. Original Wraps. Near fine. 24mo, pamphlet 5 1/4" tall, frontispiece (hubbard) + 16 pages + photo plate page of Andrew Rowan, wire saddle stitch, stiff two wraps. A near fine, clean original pamphlet over all, slight indent from previous pricing to the back panel internal binding solid, paper lightly yellowed (was a yellow stock to begin with)..


HARPER'S New Monthly MAGAZINE; Volume XL (40), Numbers CCXXXV, CCXXXVI, CCXXXVII, CXXXVIII, CXXXIX, CXL (235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240) December, 1869 to May, 1870 (December, January, February, March, April, January); A Brave Lady (Craik); Beast Bird and Fish (Wilder); Frederick the Great (Abbott); Harvard College vs. Oxford Rowing (Blackie); South-Coast Saunterings in England (Conway); etc

By Henry Mills Alden, editor; Jane G. Austin, Dinah Mulock Craik, Justin McCarthy, Lyman Abbott, Alice Cary, Carl Spencer, Burt G. Wilder, M.D. Conway, William Blackie, et al

New York, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1870. First printing. Three-quarter leather over cloth. Good. Single volume--six issues bound without covers and advertisements. Small quarto, 9 3/4" tall, 944 pages, quarter leather with black cloth over boards. A good, originl hard cover with significant shelf wear, rubbed at all extremities, leather worn through to boards at four corner tips, back strip leather loose at the front hinge; hinges cracked but secure and binding solid, paper light to moderately yellowed. This is the publisher's edition, printed from the original plates and includes all of the editorial material (articles, stories, poetry, etc.) of the separate issues but lacks the advertisements and individual covers. It was the practice of the time for most of the better literary magazines to issue such editions before melting down the original printers' plates. Note: ''Harper's Magazine' began publication in 1850 and recreated the American magazine, serving as a promotional vehicle for Harper and Brothers books as well as the new 'literary' fiction and essay of the time, using sophisticated illustration and the best authors. Subject matters range from art, fiction, and poetry to history and science. As such it makes a terrific read as an anthology of its moment in time. An excellent resource.


From the Easy Chair

By George William Curtis

New York, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1893. Early Printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good -. Sold as a nice original reading copy. 24mo, 6 " tall, frontispiece, 231 pages + 4 ads, gilt titles on decorative green cloth. A very good minus over all with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, spine cloth frayed at top and bottom edge, hinges and binding solid, paper light to moderately yellowed.


Goethe: Drei Reden

By Albert Schweitzer

Munchen, Germany: Biederstein, 1949. Early Printing. Original Wraps. Good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 68 pages, gray wraps. A good, generally clean, soft cover with moderate shelf wear with chipping at the top and bottom of the spine; binding solid, paper moderately yellowed.


The Paris Review; Number Thirty-three (33); Winter-Spring, 1965; Oh, the Wonder! (Larner); And In My Heart (Cassill; The Art of the Theater (Hellman--interview); etc.

By George Plimpton (editor); Jeremy Larner, R.V. Cassill, Lillian Helman; Denise Levertov, George Oppen, Robert Creely, Galway Kinnell, et al

Paris, France: Paris Review, 1965. First edition. Original Wraps. Very Good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, stiff illustrated wraps, 174 pages, stiff wraps. A very good, clean neat soft cover quarterly periodical with minor shelf wear and edge rubbing, binding solid, paper white.


Cogitations from Albert Jay Nock

By Albert Jay Nock

New York, New York: The Nockian Society, 1970. First edition thus. Hardcover--cloth. Good. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 93 pages, wire saddle stitch, stiff wraps. A good clean soft cover over all with moderate shelf wear over all, light exterior soiling, corners rubbed, binding still tight, pages cream white, BUT underlining scattered throughout. A very nice reading copy.


A Writer's Notes on his Trade; essays in Revaluation.

By C. E. Montague (Charles Edward)

London, England: Chatto & Windus -- Phoenix Library, 1936. Early Printing. Decorative Cloth. Very good/good. Octavo, 7 3/4" tall, 254 pages, gilt spine titles on decorated red cloth. A very good, clean, sturdy hardcover edition with minor shelf wear but some rubbing at the corners, backstrip cloth color slightly faded at edges; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowe, with a previous owner's name and light foxing to the endpapers. In a good, edge worn dust jacket with the original price clipped


A Way of Life: an address delivered to Yale students on the evening of Sunday, April 20th, 1913

By William Osler; with Francis R. Packard (foreword)

New York, New York: Harper & Brothers / Paul B. Hoeber, 1937. First edition thus. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good /fair. One small volume, "hand-set in Goudy Mediaeval type by Arthur and Edna Rushmore at the Golden Hind Press in Madison, N.J. for Paul B. Hoeber in New York City". 24mo, 6 1/4" tall, viii + 41 pages, decorative brown boards. A very good, clean hardcover edition with minor shelf wear but rubbing at the fore-corner tips and spine ends; hinges and binding solid, pages cream white, with previous owner's name on the front endpaper. In a fair and worn glassine dust jacket, significantly chipped at folds.


De Profundis

By Oscar Wilde; Robert Ross (preface)

New York, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1905. Second printing. Hardcover--cloth. Good . 12mo, 7 1/2" tall, illustrated frontispiece +123 pages, gilt titles on decorative gray boards. A good original copy, generally clean, hinges and binding solid, paper light to moderately yellowed, with some faxing at the center gutter and fore-edges but covers worn with rubbing to the fore-corner tips, back strip starting to fray at top and bottom edges, cloth color faded. Lacking dust jacket.


Guesses at Truth by Two Brothers.

By Two Brothers [ Charles Julius Hare and Augustus William Hare]

New York, New York: Macmillan Company, 1871. New Edition (early reprint). Hardcover--cloth. Very Good -. An ex-library copy with markings on the spine and endpapers16mo, 6 1/2" tall, liv + 576 pages, gilt titles, green cloth. A very good minus, clean, neat hard cover with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed.


Representative Men: Seven Lectures

By R. W. Emerson [Ralph Waldo]

Boston, Massachusetts: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. Early Printing. Decorative Cloth. Good. Originally published in 1850 by Phillips Sampson & Co. Duodecimo, 7 1/3" tall, 285 pages, gilt spine titles on blind embossed brown cloth. A good, clean, original hard cover reading copy over all with moderate shelf wear, all fore-corner tips just rubbed through to boards, back strip cloth fraying and chipped at top and bottom edges, hinges and binding solid, paper lightlyly yellowed, with the previous owner's name on the front flyleaf.


The Flight of the Dragon: an essay on the theory and practice of art in China and Japan, based on original sources. (The Wisdom of the East Series)

By Laurence Binyon

London, England: John Murray, 1922. Third printing. Hardcover--boards. Good +/Without Dustjacket. Originally published in 1911. 12mo, 6 3/4" tall, 112 pages + 4 ads, beige-brown boards. A good plus, clean, hardcover with moderate shelf wear, a small dampstain on the exterior back cover, back strip chipped and seperating at hinges; hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed, endpapers lightly foxed. Lacking dust jacket.


Gathered Leaves: or Miscellaneous Papers

By Miss Hannah F. [Flagg] Gould

Boston, Massachusetts: William J. Reynolds, 1846. First edition. Decorative Cloth. Fair. 12mo, 7" tall, 304 pages, decorative cloth. A fair copy over all, cover quite worn, spine inkstained, top fore-edge margin inkstained (text not affected), hinges broken, binding shaken, paper just lightly yellowed but a blush of foxing throughout. This is a useful reference copy of a rare original volume of stories from this Massachsuetts author.


Sociological Theory in Research Practice

By Elizabeth A. Freidheim

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Schenkman Books, 1976. First edition thus. Paperback--trade. Very Good. Octavo 9" tall, 325 pages, stiff pictorial wraps. A very good, soft cover edition with minor shelf wear, light rubbing to covers, binding solid, paper clean, cream white.


A collection of articles and essays on the great Russian poet A.S Pushkin

By A. S. Pushkin; introduction by I. Luppol [Alexander Sergeyevich]

Moscow, Russian, U.S.S.R.: The U.S.S.R. Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, 1939. First edition thus. Decorative Boards. Good +/Without Dustjacket. In English. Small quarto, 10 1/4" tall, 188 pages text + 60 black and white pages of Pushkins art work, etc, blue and tan cloth. A good plus hard cover copy over all, cover worn at all corners, spine cloth fraying top and bottom, fore-corner tips through to boards, light exterior soiling; hinges and binding solid, text paper moderately yellowed, plate pages lightly yellowed. The is still a very good reading copy. Lacking dust jacket.


The Essays of Elia

By Charles Lamb; introduction by Ernest Rhys

London / New York: The Walter Scott Publishing Co, 1890. Reprint. Decorative Cloth. Very good/Without Dustjacket. Duodecimo, 7 1/4" tall, 334 pages + ads, paper spine label on blue cloth. A very good copy over all withmoderate shelf wear but smoke scorching marks to the endpapers and fore-edges; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, with a few marginal notes. A nice reading copy.


The Grave of John Wesley Hardin: three essays on grassroots history

By C.L. Sonnichsen

College Station, Texas: Texas A&M, 1979. First edition. Hardcover--cloth. Near Fine/Fine. Octavo, 8 3/4" tall, 90 pages, brown and biege cloth. A fine, clean neat hard cover first edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white, but a slight touch of foxing to the fore-edges. In a fine, clean, lightly worn dust jacket.


Plato's Republic [Modern Library 153] (The Ideal Commonwealth)

By Plato; translated by B. Jowett

New York, New York: Modern Library, c. 1966. Reprint. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good / Good-. 12mo, 7 1/4" tall, 397 pages, brick cloth. A very good, clean hard cover edition overall with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, with some notation on the rear flyleaf. In a good moderately worn dust jacket. A very nice reading copy


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