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The Beautiful and Damned

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

  • Edition: 1st Edition.
  • Book condition: Very Good
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922 First edition, first state. One of 20,600 copies. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by Fitzgerald on the front free endpaper: "For Kenneth Brightbill / from / F. Scott Fitzgerald /author of / Fitzgerald's Farewell Address". Publisher's green B cloth binding, front board lettering stamped in blind, spine lettering stamped in gilt; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by William Ely Hill, with an illustration of a man and woman in evening dress against an orange background. Very good, with heavy offsetting to the front endpapers, spine head lightly bumped, minor dimming to the spine, a few faint scuffs to the otherwise bright binding, short closed tear to the front free endpaper and to a chip at the spine head, otherwise fresh interior; unclipped dust jacket, with a discreet tissue repair to a short closed tear extending from the spine head to the front panel, a few minor nicks to the extremities, light toning to the spine, some light ... Read more

Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA, New York, United States
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  • Edition: First UK Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good++
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A Four Volume set of 'Parades End'. ALL are the First UK Printings published by Duckworth between 1924-28. Vol.1 : 'SOME DO NOT' (published 1924), in olive green cloth with white lettering. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Pushing to the spine ends and light bumping to the corners. Fading of colouring to the spine and the white lettering but sill legible. Minor rubbing to the edges in a few places. Text-block lightly toned and spotted. Light offsetting and spotting to the endpapers and prelims. Light spotting to the page edges in places. The binding remains tight. Free from inscriptions. No wrapper present. David Dow Harvey's bibliography does not mention a wrapper until under the reprints for the same year as the first impression. It is unclear as to whether the first state was actually issued with a wrapper as the reprint wrapper's price was the same price as the first issue of 7/6 net. An extremely scarce title to find in any condition. Vol. 2 : 'NO MORE PARADES' (published 1925). The BOOK and WRAPPER ... Read more

Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Berlin: Morawe & Scheffelt, 1921. NUMBER ONE OF ONLY TEN SETS OF THIS OUTSTANDING PORTFOLIO OF EXPRESSIONIST ETCHINGS, WITH MANY OF THE ETCHINGS PRINTED ON OLD JAPANESE PAPER. In 1918 German novelist Hans Bethge wrote "Satuila oder vom Zauber der Suedsee" ("Satuila or the Enchantment of the South Sea"), the story of a young woman in Samoa. It is a sensual, escapist tale: the situation in Germany was quite terrible after the defeat in WWI, and there was great demand for escapism. This novel was a hit, and a deluxe edition, with 6 original etchings by German Expressionist artist Georg Alexander Mathey, was published in Berlin in 1921. The etchings are extremely beautiful, perfectly capturing the lush sensuality of the landscape and the unabashed sexuality of the characters (similar to the depictions of Gypsies by Otto Mueller, from about the same time). This edition of the novel was limited to 250 copies. Aside from the book edition, 10 sets of the etchings were printed, with la ... Read more

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Despised and Rejected

Fitzroy, A.T. (pseudonym of Rose Laure Allantini Scott)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
London, UK: C.W. Daniel Ltd., 1918. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Size=5.5"x8.. (full book description) C.W. Daniel Ltd., London, UK, 1918. 1st Edition VG-, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=5.5"x8.", 350 pages. Blue cloth, dark blue lettering and trim. Partial ring stain on front cover, page ends moderately browned, 1/4"x3/8" brown spot on pages 86/87, o.w. a clean and fairly bright copy. No ink names, bookplates, underlines etc. Landmark book in the field of gay/lesbian literature. A novel with pacifist overtones. This and its openly gay & lesbian characters caused its immediate seizure on publication and subsequent banning. It concerns a London pacifist & socialist circles in WWI & with a gay man & gay woman & shows the persecution of gays, pacificists & Jews. A RARE first edition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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Marines and Others

Thomason, John W.

  • Edition: No "A" but bears first edition date of 1929 on title p
  • Book condition: Good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Inscribed to George O'Connor, signed in 1942. Signed humorous card for Cha
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New York: Scribner, 1929. No "A" but bears first edition date of 1929 on title page. Hardcover. Good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Inscribed to George O'Connor, signed in 1942. Signed humorous card for Chaplain service laid in. A sketch apparently by Thomason laid in. Cover worn and soiled. Some pages roughly cut. Discoloration to.... Thomason, John W.. xi, 290 pages. 22 cm. Illustrations. This is a rare item with an inscribed title page, signed ephemeral item, and what seems to be a drawing by Thomason. Portions copyrighted by International Magazine Company in 1928 and 1929. Thomason died at the age of 51, after a brief illness. He has served in WWI, Cuba, Nicaragua and China. At the time of his death he was assigned to the Amphibious Training Command, Pacific Fleet, stationed at San Diego, CA. This may be one of the last of his books that he autographed! Illustration on page 4 not cited in list of illustrations; there are a number of uncited illustrations marking section endin ... Read more

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  • Edition: F First Edition Collectible
  • Book condition: Very Good
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NP: The Author. F First Edition Collectible. H Hard Cover. Very Good. "For Peter, Playing Indian" is 130 page unpublished manuscript by author and adventurer Elisabeth Zulauf Kelemen (130 leaves, numbered top right, typed recto only) hand-typed manuscript is hand-bound in blue cloth, is one of only FOUR COPIES (this is copy "No. A1"), and is signed in pencil, and also signed and inscribed by author in ink "To my dearest Eleanor, who will recognize some of her own ideas!". It includes a leaf of the author's original holograph manuscript (with drawings), as frontispiece. The typed text also includes some holograph corrections and emendations in ink. The text is a young adult-oriented narrative set during the War of the American Revolution, in the wilds of the west. In rough outline: Joel is a boy living somewhere on the Western frontier of the colonies. He lives in an area where Native Americans have been killed or driven off, but is aware of some of their traditions and sur ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition
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Paris: Berger-Levrault, [1914]. First edition. Oblong quarto. Original supeb color pictorial paper covered boards with picture of child riding a sytlized horse on a sagging platform, with large volumnuous white clouds and blue sky in background. This is the extremely rare children's book written and illustrated by Charlotte Schaller with gorgeous pochoir illustrations throughout. The first of two children's books on the war by Schaller(both written and illustrated by her, and both published during the war. The story depicts Boby, his two sisters, and the neighborhood children acting out the first few months of the WWI. On rocking horse, enlisting his toy soldiers, ally to Belgians. One illustration, anticipating Surrealism, enacts the battle of Liege. The Belgian army, tiny black figures less than one inch high, wages a futile assault on a pair of Prussian boots that dominate the entire landscape and sky. Corners bumped, covers worn, finger-soiled, inner hinge week, on the whole a very good copy, wi ... Read more

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Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls

Van Dyne, Edith (L. Frank Baum); Carsey, Alice (Illustration)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Near fine
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Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1918. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Good. Carsey, Alice. First printing (with Reilly & Britton imprint), with original dust jacket, octavo size, 255 pp. The fourth book of the "Mary Louise" series written by L. Frank Baum under his "Edith Van Dyne" pseudonym, and the last of Baum's books published during his lifetime. The fifth book in the series was penned by him but published posthumously; after Baum's death in 1919 Emma Speed Sampson took up the Van Dyne pen name and wrote the next five books in the series. In "Liberty Girls" Mary Louise and her gal pals collect funds to support service men, providing a shining example to girls of true patriotism and duty. Scarce with the dust jacket, this the first printing, published by "Reilly & Britton", with only three copies recorded in OCLC and, as of this writing, only two (lacking the dust jacket) available in the market. ___DESCRIPTION: Publisher's light blue c ... Read more

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Paris?, c. 1915. A UNIQUE SKETCHBOOK WITH ORIGINAL DRAWINGS (including several spectacular ones on color) BY SEVERAL OF THE MOST NOTED CARICATURISTS OF THE BELLE EPOQUE AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR, including SEM, CARAN D'ACHE, and HENRI FOURNIER. 40 leaves, almost all of which with drawings on both sides. Many of the drawings are unsigned (some are by Lafosse himself), but among the signed ones are several by Sem, Caran d'Ache, and Rola, and one by Fournier. First leaf: "Au grand artiste Robert Lafosse. Ses admirateurs." On very good wove paper. Oblong 8vo (13 x 21 cm). Original plain cloth cover. A couple of leaves detached (but present), else very good. Unique and important.

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  • Edition: 2nd Edition 1st Printing
  • Book condition: Very Good +
  • Quantity available: 1
London: Crosby, Lockwood And Son, 1908. 2nd Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. Maps, Charts, Photographs. Xix, 504 Pp + 5 Pp Ads At End. Second Edition, Revised And Expanded. Original Blue Cloth, Gilt, Beveled Edges. Inscribed In London By The Author To California Petroleum Geologist Ralph Arnold, And Dated In 1921. Covers Clean, All Gilt Still Brilliant, Light Fraying At Tips And Op Edge. Very Scarce, Only Three Institutional Holdings Shown In Worldcat. Most Similar Pre-Wwi Russian Publications Were Pulped During The Paper Shortage After The Russian Revolution.

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  • Edition: Limited Edition
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Boston; 1909-1912: Houghton Mifflin Co. Limited Edition. Octavo. The Autograph Edition limited to only 750 sets signed and numbered. The present set is not signed but does contain four manuscript pages within four volumes written on rectos only with corrections. Mrs. Ward's first book Robert Elsmere was a huge success. She had become so popular in England and America that several of her works were done in a limited edition. This is the first collected and only uniform edition of the author's novels. New introductions by the author were done especially for this set. Illustrated with photogravures. Frontispieces beautifully done in color, a few in brown and all others in black and white, all printed on Japan paper. Some of the illustrations are from original drawings by Albert Sterner, Charles E. Brock and Archibald S. Hartrick and with several portraits of Mrs. Ward not previously published. A handsome set bound by the Riverside Press in 3/4 brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards with matchin ... Read more

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
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Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Four volumes (complete), quarto size, 1989 pp. A comprehensive overview as of 1927 of not only the banks in California, but the development of the monetary system of the state from its earliest beginnings, explaining why paper money was not in use in the initial decades, through the devastating earthquake of 1906 on the banking system and even the effects of WWI. The first two volumes focus on the history of the growing economy, by decade - chapters such as "Before the Argonauts Came", "The First State Constitution", "The Uncertain Fifties", "The Prosperous Sixties", etc. Volume III reviews the banks in San Francisco, giving details of their holdings, structure, and biographies of the major officers of each bank, and Volume IV reviews banks in the other counties of the state. This set will be of interest not just to the student of banking or finance, but a ... Read more

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  • Edition: 1st edition
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Perth: Western Australia. 1922. 8vo, original green cloth boards (stamped in gilt and with the colours of the 28th), folding b&w photographic frontis plate, b&w plates, folding maps, b&w text illus, pp xv, 221. Spotting to boards, particularly to spine. Offsetting to endpapers. Small closed tear to the edge of the largest folding map (the the Australian Sector at the Gallipoli Peninsula). Very good condition. The history of the Western Australian battalion. Includes nominal rolls, roll of honour. The scarce first edition. (Note: although the title states Volume I, this is the only volume, complete in itself: planned subsequent books were never published.) 1st edition. Boards.

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  • Edition: First Illustrated edition
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London: George Newnes Limited, 1935. First Illustrated edition. Hardcover. Here is a four-volume set of the Home Library issue in the publisher’s exceptionally rare cellophane and paper wrappers. This is only the second set we have ever seen in the dust jackets, which are previously unknown to bibliographers and the collecting community. The Great War is the first illustrated edition of Churchill's history of WWI, The World Crisis. This edition was originally published in 26 magazine format parts in 1933 and 1934. "Magazine format" does not do justice to the publication, which is profusely illustrated on very durable, heavy paper. The publisher subsequently offered two different 3-volume binding options. A final publisher offering in 1935 was this four-volume set produced jointly with The Home Library Book Company. This last binding option is the most elaborate and striking. It features silver, gilt, and blind stamped decoration on marbled red boards with beveled edges, marbled endpa ... Read more

Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector, California, United States
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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Newark [1929]: Colyer Printing Co., 1929. First Edition . Maroon Cloth. Fine. Louis V. Aronson Was An American Inventor, Industrialist And Philanthropist Who Is Best Remembered As The Inventor Of Ronson Lighters. Aronson Was An Exceptionally Gifted Young Man Who Graduated From Public School At The Age Of 12 Before Entering New York Technical School Specializing In Metallurgy, Practical Metal Working And Mechanical Drawing. At The Same Time, He Set Up A Laboratory In The Basement Of His Parent'S Home Where He Experimented With Plating Processes And Turned Out Money-Making Items While He Devised Ways Of Metalizing Common Items, In A Durable Finish Of Matte Gold, Including Flowers, Butterflies, Animal Claws And Baby Shoes. Aronson Demonstrated A Natural Ability For Designing Which Was Honed At The New York Technical School And Served Him Well Throughout His Life. He Excelled And Completed The School'S Four Year Academic Program In Three Years. When He Graduated In 1885, At The Tender Age Of 15, He Was ... Read more

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Folio Society,, 2017. 8vo., First Edition thus, with coloured portrait frontispiece, 8 coloured lithographs (a number double-page) and 9 smaller line illustrations in the text; patterned green paste-paper boards, green leather back lettered and ruled in gilt, green top, green endpapers, a fine copy in publisher's board slip-case illustrated and lettered in gilt. EDITION LIMITED TO 1250 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. A copy of the publisher's illustrated prospectus booklet is loosely inserted.

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THE FIFTH ARMY

GOUGH , GENERAL SIR HUBERT

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: VG+
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LONDON: HODDER & STOUGHTON, 1931 SIGNED Copy.Navy Blue Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine and 5th Army Red fox to front cover and spine, repeated on the dust Jacket, xiv+ 355pp. Frontis portrait of author + all maps as listed. First hand account of the Fifth Army in the Western Front during the Great War.Warm inscription to ---- in recognition of much valued co-operation and signed and dated by the author in ink to front free end paper. VG+/VG+ Book- Offset browning to front end paper. Light foxing to fore edge of book block. Minor shelf wear to bottom edge of boards. Dust Jacket- non price clipped. 15mm tear to head of spine and a couple of other negligible nicks but no notable loss or rubbing. Now in a removable proprietary protective wrapper). An exceptionally clean copy with no notable faults. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale.

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I Could Never Be So Lucky (SIGNED)

Doolittle, General James H., Carroll V. Glines

  • Edition: 1st
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New York: Bantam, 1991. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition. Twice SIGNED by Doolittle (one a gift inscription to friends). 8vo. 574 pp. Bibliography; Index. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (short tear to spine head rear joint; minor wear to corners; small triangle crease to upper rear edge); an exceptionally nice copy with uncommon double signature by General Doolittle. The autobiography of "Pilot, scholoar, daredevil, general...James 'Jimmy' Doolittle...one of America's greatest heroes." During World War II, Doolittle organized and led the devastating raid against Japan immortalized in the film 'Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo'.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: VG
  • Quantity available: 1
London: William Ridgway, 1884. Books have been newly rebound - Half leather boards with marbled paper on boards with new eps; pages aged with mild foxing; personalised stamps from previous owners on rear of frontis piece and title page; page edges discoloured; binding strong.. First Edition. Half Leather. VG/NA.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
London, New York, Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton, 1916. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Dulac, Edmund. First English trade edition, quarto, 180 pp., 15 color plates. This book received a lot of attention in New York with the illustrations forming the centerpiece of Dulac's first American exhibition. The tales in this book, both written and illustrated by Dulac, were drawn from the folklores of Russia, England, Flanders, Belgium, Italy, France, Ireland, Serbia and Japan - the "Allied Nations" of WWI. Immersed in the artistic traditions of folklore, stimulated by a friendship with Yeats, and influenced by an cruise in 1913 through the eastern Mediterranean, his work took on a fresh, simpler style, that he would develop and personalize throughout the rest of his career. This the first English trade edition; the many different editions of "Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book" have caused endless confusion, but the main identifier is whether or not it has the 16th plate, which w ... Read more

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