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cover of Transition Stories: Twenty-Three Stories from "transition" Selected and Edited

Transition Stories: Twenty-Three Stories from "transition" Selected and Edited

by Jolas, Eugene and Robert Sage

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Published
1929
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First Edition
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New York: Walter V. McKee, 1929. First Edition. Octavo. 354 pages. Boldly signed by William Closson Emory on p. 49, dated January 1929. The close friendship between Jolas and James Joyce led Joyce to write a dedication to him just when he later wrote A Homage to James Joyce. Also in this volume is Kafka's "The Sentence " and… Read more
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cover of Sappho Memoir, Text, Selected Renderings and a Literal Translation By Wharton

Sappho Memoir, Text, Selected Renderings and a Literal Translation By Wharton

by Wharton, Henry Thornton (translator)

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Published
1908
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London: John Lane the Bodley Head Limited, 1908. Small Octavo. 5th edition. Portrait frontispiece. 217pp., (6) pp. ads at rear. Wharton's translation was highly favored and continued to be reprinted even after his death. Bound in blue cloth decorated in gilt, spine, and top edge gilt, two lightly bumped corners with rubbing to corners and spine ends. A very… Read more
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cover of Works of Tobias Smollett

Works of Tobias Smollett

by Smollett, Tobias, 1721-1771 and George Saintsbury (editor)

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Published
1895
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Limited Edition
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London/Philadelphia: Gibbings and Co./Lippincott Co, 1895. Limited Edition. Small Octavo. Limited to 1500 copies for England and America. In twelve volumes, illustrated by Frank Richards each with half-title, engraved frontispiece and pictorial title pages and other engravings with tissue guards present. This is a collection of Smollett's best works consisting of The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748), The Adventures… Read more
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cover of In Gold and Silver

In Gold and Silver

by Ellwanger, George H.

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Published
1892
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First Edition
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New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1892. First Edition. 16mo. 156 pages [2] pages of ads. Title page lettered in silver and gilt. A lovely example of 19th-century Oriental exoticism in which a traveler tried to track down the beautiful golden rug of Kermanshah. In addition, there are two fishing stories and a tale of a fox's triumph over… Read more
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Daphnis and Chloe (signed by Illustrator John Austen)

by Thornley, George and John Austen(illustrator)

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Published
1925
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London: Geoffrey Bles, 1925. Small Quarto. Unopened. 199(1) pp. signed by the illustrator John Austen on the half-title, Translated out of the Greek of Longus by George Thornley in 1657. Beautifully illustrated throughout in color and in black and white. This considered the first pastoral prose romance. The story of two foundlings who are brought up by shepherds and… Read more
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cover of Memoirs of Celebrated Female Sovereigns

Memoirs of Celebrated Female Sovereigns

by Jameson, Mrs

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Published
1840
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London: Aunders and Otley, 1840. Small Octavo. Third edition in two volumes, 328 and 362pp. The memoirs of Semiramis, Cleopatra, Zenbis, Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Elizabeth and several others. A clean bright set without names or plates, with a few spot of foxing, bound in full brown straight grained morocco ruled in gilt, raised bands gilt decorated, double… Read more
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cover of The Stratford Shakespeare; Comedies, Histories and Tragedies

The Stratford Shakespeare; Comedies, Histories and Tragedies

by Knight, Charles (editor)

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New York; 1872 and 1874: D. Appleton and Co. Small Octavo. A new edition in six volumes consisting of the Histories, Comedies and Tragedies.illustrated frontispieces to each play. Bound in 3/4 black pebble grained morocco over marbed paper covered baords with matching endpapers and all edges marbled, raised bands, compartments lettered and fully decorated in gilt, Only a few… Read more
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cover of The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (5 Volume set)

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (5 Volume set)

by Stevenson, Robert Louis; Sidney Colvin

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London; (1924): Prentice Hall. Small Octavo. In five volumes. The remarkable friendship between Robert Louis Stevenson and Sidney Colvin is one of the great friendships that began before RLS was published and when the rare engravings in Colvin's trust were stolen, RLS loaned him money (since he was now a successful published author on his own). When Stevenson thought,… Read more
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cover of Little Journeys to the Homes of English authors-William Morris

Little Journeys to the Homes of English authors-William Morris

by Hubbard, Elbert

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Published
1900
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Limited Edition
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East Aurora, New York: Roycrofters, 1900. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited to 947 copies. The present copy is number 579 signed by Elbert Hubbard. Portrait frontispiece of William Morris, illuminated title page lettered in black and 4 other illuminated letters within the book. 25(1)pp., bound in the notable Roycroft brown suede, two leather labels gilt, ribbon marker, yapped edges., silk… Read more
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cover of Saint Francis Saint Scraggles and Saint James

Saint Francis Saint Scraggles and Saint James

by Scott, John Milton

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Pasadena; (1916): Radiant Life Press. Small Octavo. 21 pages. (1)pp. ad. A poem of the author's ode to Saint [George Wharton] James and his pet sparrow. staple bound in gray stiff paper wraps lettered and decorated in dark green and gilt. A near fine copy.
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cover of Pygmalion; a Romance In Five Acts (first Separate American issue)

Pygmalion; a Romance In Five Acts (first Separate American issue)

by Shaw, Bernard

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Published
1914
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New York: Everybody's Magazine, 1914. Octavo. First separate American edition. 577-612pp. The illustrations are by May Wilson Preston. While many know it only as its adaptation as My Fair Lady, this was the first time the idea was printed in English as an extract of the stage play. Putnam's publishers bound a small number of copies and distributed them… Read more
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cover of The Incredible Journey

The Incredible Journey

by Burnford, Sheila

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Boston;(1961): Little, Brown and Co. First Edition. Octavo. The author's first book which was later, made into a movie. 145pp., illustrated by Carl Burger. A 250-mile trek through the Canadian wilderness by three pampered house pets, a young yellow Labrador retriever and old bull terrier and surprisingly a Siamese cat. They survived only by being together. They fought off,… Read more
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cover of The Virgin of Waikiki, a Torrid Tragedy of the Tropics [Limited to 100 Copies, Jimmy Starr Copy of His Rudolph Valentino collection)]

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Privately Printed, 1926. Limited Editioin. Octavo. 13 pages of an edition of 100 copies. Don Blanding had read his poem about a virgin who had no interest in changing her status until she was given (fiendishly) a copy of Vermillion Sin" (an unpublished novel) by Elinor Glyn who created the term "it" girl who referred to the girl with… Read more
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cover of May Fair: Being an Entertainment Purporting to Reveal to Gentlefolk the Real State of Affairs Existing in the Very Heart of London During the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of the Reign of His Majesty, King George the Fifth....(signed and Limited)

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New York; (1925): George H. Doren Company. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited to 550 copies. The present copy is #240 signed by the author. Large paper edition. 369 pages. After the Green Hat Michael Arlen dealt with the theme of the youth culture which blossomed in post-World War I London in the 1920's. Identified as Bright Young Things (or Mayfair… Read more
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cover of Tales and Novels

Tales and Novels

by Edgeworth, Maria

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New York; 1835-1836: Harper and Brothers. Small Octavo. 20 volumes in 10 volumes (title page states 18 volumes in 9) Each book contains two works, each with a separate title page. Engraved frontispieces, engraved title pages and regular title pages. These works by Mrs. Edgeworth are, for the most part, about the lives of the Irish people. While she… Read more
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cover of Contrary Pleasure

Contrary Pleasure

by MacDonald, John D.

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New York; (1954): Appleton-Century-Crofts. First Edition. Octavo. 291 pages. Benjamin Delevan, the oldest brother, heads the family and its textile business and at 50 is nagged by the notion that the "good years and the taut muscles" have gone- but where? Quinn, in his late thirties finds a certain rejuvenation with a girl in the office. Alice, his twin,… Read more
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cover of William Faulkner, an Introduction and Interpretation

William Faulkner, an Introduction and Interpretation

by Thompson, Lawrance

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New York; (1963): Barns and Noble. Octavo. iii, 184 pages, index. The scholar whose biography on Robert Frost has here written an important guide to understanding Faulkner which avoids oversimplification. He illuminates Faulkner's major novels such as The Sound and the Fury, Sanctuary, Light in August, and five others, analyzing the major characters, the conditions, conflicts, and decisive actions.… Read more
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cover of Kim

Kim

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1901
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New York: Doubleday, Page and Co, 1901. Octavo. Second American edition. 463pp. [1] Blank. This issue has the same chapter headings as the first English edition. 10 inserted sepia plates by J.L. Kipling. This was considered by many to be Kipling's best work. Bound in green pictorial cloth depicting a sailboat in black, lettering gilt, spine lettered and decorated… Read more
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cover of Gods of the Lightning

Gods of the Lightning

by Anderson, Maxwell and Harold Hickerson

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Published
1928
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First Edition
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New York: Longmans, Green and Co, 1928. First Edition. Octavo. 127 pages. This was Maxwell Anderson's most significant play but since it dealt with the Sacco-Vanzaetti case, it was disregarded at the time. Today is has been read as a call to social consciousness and justice. A lovely copy bound in 3/4 black cloth over yellow paper covered boards… Read more
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cover of The Last Days of Pompeii

The Last Days of Pompeii

by Bulwer-Lytton, Sir Edward

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Published
1860
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Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1860. Small Octavo. In two volumes. 326 and 327pp., Library edition. The author was best known for The Last Days of Pompeii.. He also coined the phrases "the pen is mightier than the sword", and "the almighty dollar" and others. He had been read more than Dickens. Bound by Root in 3/4 olive green… Read more
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