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  • Edition: Two books, one First Edition signed by Author and one Second Edi
  • Book condition: Letter from Widow to Author
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Two rare books! The first edition signed by the author Sherman Paul and the 1966 second printing. The First edition signed by Paul also comes with a letter from the famous wife of critic Edmund Wilson-Elena Wilson. First edition: Edmund Wilson: A Study of Literary Vocation in Our Times. University Press, Urbana, Ill-1965, First Edition. Cover in very good condition and mylar. Interior bright and clean and signature of Sherman Paul on the inside fly. Includes letter by Elena Wilson to J. Marshall thanking him for his recollection of Edmund Wilson in a 'Punch and Judy' performance. Second volume is the 1966 'second printing'. Cover present but with a surface scratch and back torn with tattered edges and toning with stains. A nice companion to the first edition. It is rare that we have such memorable duplicates. A rare book set, plus letter. Edmund Wilson (8 May 1895 – 12 June 1972) was an American writer and literary critic. Wilson was considered one of the preeminent American literary critics. Wilson was ... Read more

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Phelps, William Lyon

  • Edition: Brief Easter Letter on Phelps Stationary
  • Book condition: Brief Easter Letter
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  A brief note, 'Easter Greetings' from your friend, Wm Lyon Phelps, 1937 to Ms Sarah J Newland. Some folds present otherwise a nice piece. Would go well with a Pheps Novel or book. William Lyon Phelps (January 2, 1865 New Haven, Connecticut - August 21, 1943 New Haven, Connecticut) was an American author, critic and scholar. He taught the first American university course on the modern novel. He was a well-known speaker who drew large crowds. He had a radio show, wrote a daily syndicated newspaper column, lectured frequently, and published numerous popular books and articles. Early life and education Phelps' father Sylvanus Dryden Phelps was a Baptist minister. William as a child was a friend of Frank Hubbard, the son of Langdon Hubbard, a lumber merchant who founded Huron City, Michigan. Phelps earned a B.A. in 1887, writing an honors thesis on the Idealism of George Berkeley. He earned his A.M. in 1891 from Yale and in the same year his Ph.D. from Harvard. He taught at Harvard for a year, and then retu ... Read more

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  • Edition: Limited to 1,000 Copies
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
John Henry Nash (1871-1947), American printer and bibliophile, born Woodbridge, Canada. After learning the printer's trade, he emigrated to the United States in 1894. He eventually became professor of typography at the University of Oregon. A vital and vigorous personality in American printing he made beautiful books in Calfornia under patronage which has permitted him to work without too much consideration fo limits of time, materials and expense. All of Nash's books are collectors items and are highlighted in a 1932 edition by Lakeside Press, ranking Nash's books amongst the best printers and binders since William Morris.Jesse Benton Fremont: A Woman Who Made History By Catherine Coffin Phillips. Author of Cornelius Cole A California Pioneer and United States Senator Portsmouth Plaza The Cradle of San Francisco. San Francisco John Henry Nash. 1935. 361 pages, large book with very nice margins. Retains original dust jacket but has chips and loss of paper on head of spine covering. Binding and boards undernea ... Read more

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  • Edition: First Edition signed and inscribed to another famous person
  • Book condition: Near Fine
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A very nice copy of "When MIT was "Boston Tech" 1861-1916 published in 1954 by Samuel Cate Prescott with dust cover. Signed by Prescott to: "Specially inscribed for my long-time friend, Professor Maynard A. Joslyn with the high regards of Samuel C. Prescott." What makes this incription so interesting is that Josyln was the father of revolutionizing the California wine making industry starting in 1933. He helped shape the industry to become what it is today by working on such things as 'juice making'...A rare publication for MIT wine drinkers and collectors! Good luck bidding!   Maynard Alexander Joslyn (July 7, 1904 - November 28, 1984) was a Russian-born, American food scientist who involved in the rebirth of the American wine industry in California following the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. Joslyn was also involved in the development of analytical chemistry as it applied to food, leading to the advancement of food chemistry as a scientific discipline.

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  • Edition: Loose 26 Gravures present. Fantastic Prints
  • Book condition: Fine copy
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Gap, Ophrys, 1947. 200 limited edition signed (in plate) copies by Ophrys et Tilmans: A flight of engravings, 4to full sheets with only one-half in image per single full sheet. 4 sheets in loose binding with 26 engravings executed by the author using a knife. Representing sites and scenes of Provence, one of 200 copies printed on vellum; a unique Angoumois ("moth wing"- paper) French Paper, and signed in engraving by the engraver - folded cover with original glassine retained, inside a slipcase (slipcase a little tired)

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  • Edition: Nice set. Fine condition.
  • Book condition: Stored in box fine condition
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Putnam, George Haven; Books and Their Makers in the Middle Ages [Two-Volume Set - Complete] Hillary House Publishers Ltd., 1962. Two-Volume Set. A Study of the conditions of the production and distribution of literature from the fall of the Roman Empire to the close of the Seventeenth Century; Textblocks and bindings very clean and tight; Lacking dust jackets; Bindings lightly edge rubbed; Vol I: Years 476-1600; Vol II: Years 1500-1709, and includes index for the set. . Reprint. Red Cloth. Very Good+. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall.

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