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AN EXHIBITION OF BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, AND LETTERS, at the Main Library, Ohio State University, marking Hawthorne Day, 15 May, 1964

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

Columbus: Ohio State University, 1964. Paperback. Very Good. 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches, [8] pages. Publisher's wrappers. Condition is VERY GOOD, with slight marginal soiling. A remarkable showing of rare materials, some from C. E. Fraser Clark's collection, beginning with Fanshawe to James T. Fields. books about books, rgr

$12.00

IOWA AUTHORS AND THEIR WORKS; a contribution toward a bibliography
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IOWA AUTHORS AND THEIR WORKS; a contribution toward a bibliography

By Alice Marple

Des Moines: Historical Department of Iowa, 1918. Revised. Hardcover. Good+. 9-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches, viii, 359 pages. Publisher's blue and green cloth, gilt lettering. Condition is GOOD+, with very light foxing. Althought not marked as such, this is Albert Bigelow Paine's copy, listing his publications and with one penned addition. First published in 1914, this enlarged and up-dated edition includes such authors as Emerson Hough and Hamlin Garland. books about books, stacks

$12.00

THE HOUSE OF HARPER; a century of publishing in Franklin Square, with portraits
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THE HOUSE OF HARPER; a century of publishing in Franklin Square, with portraits

By J. Henry Harper

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1912. First edition. Hardcover. Good +. 9 x 6 inches, [x], 689, [1] pages. Publisher's dark red cloth, top edge gilt, others rough, some un-opened. Condition is GOOD+ with faded spine, some rubbing, and some sagging of the heavy ext block. A remarkable history of the Harper publishing firm and it's authors, including wonderful anecdotes about (and steel-engraved portraits of) Lew Wallace, Thomas Nast, William Dean Howells, Edwin Austin Abbey, Thomas Hardy, George du Maurier and Samuel Clemens. Although not so marked, this is Albert Bigelow Paine's copy, with his very occasional pen marks. books about books, rgr

$28.00

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

By Carolyn W. Field

Chicago: American Library Association, 1982. First edition. Hardcover. 9-1/4 x 6-1/4 inches, publisher's blue cloth, gilt cover and spine decoration. Condition is NEAR FINE, with spotting to leaf edges. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title to Grace Perkinson. A very nice, tight copy of this nationwide index to children's book collections. books about books, stacks

$12.00

WILSON'S LIBRARY CATALOGUE

By W. C. Wilson

Philadelphia: W. C. Wilson, 1896. Paperback. Fair. 7-1/2 x 5 inches, 318, [2] pages. Publisher's wrappers. Condition is FAIR, front wrapper nearly detached, rear wrapper detached, spine very chipped, with half missing. Front wrapper with halftone image of Wilson's lending library at 1117 Walnut Street, Philadelphia. Listed are novels, juveniles, French and humorous works, biographies, history, travels, essays, poetry and magazines, all available to borrow for .02 a day or $3 per year. books about books, stacks

$16.00

MUCH LOVED BOOKS; Best sellers of the Ages

By James O'Donnell Bennett

New York: Liveright Publishing Corp., 1927. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good. 8-3/4 x 6 inches; ix, [5], 461 pages. Publisher's black cloth, gilt spine. Condition is VERY GOOD, with minor water-spotting to the covers, and slight fading to spine decoration. A collection of sixty essays on texts from the Bible to late-Victorian fiction and poetry. books about books, stacks

$12.00

NOTABLE ACQUISITIONS: 1966-1967

By Rosenbach Foundation

Philadelphia, The Philip H. & A. S. W. Rosenbach Foundation, 1967. First edition. Wraps. Very Good +. 8-3/4 x 5-3/4 inches, 44, [2] pages. Publisher's blue wrappers. Condition of the pamphlet is VERY GOOD +, condition of the wrappers is VERY GOOD+. A handlist of an exhibition highlighting the previous year's acquisitions of Americana, illustration, and British and American literature, compiled by the museum's Director, Clive Driver, and printed by John Anderson at the Pickering Press.

$12.00

PROSE HALIEUTICS OR ANCIENT AND MODERN FISH TATTLE
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PROSE HALIEUTICS OR ANCIENT AND MODERN FISH TATTLE

By C. David Badham

552 pages. 5 1/2 x 8 in. Purple cloth binding. Condition of the book is FAIR: heavy wear and soiling, label on spine almost missing, cloth worn, corners very worn, front cover with long vertical crack, edges of text block tanned, hinges cracked and several segments of text loose, pages clean, bookplate and stamp of previous owner on front end papers. Books about Books, stk.

$32.00

DICKENS AND PHIZ
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DICKENS AND PHIZ

By Michael Steig

340 pages- 126 Illustrated. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. Purple cloth binding, silver lettering. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD: light wear and soiling to covers and spine, light fading to edges, corners lightly bent, pages clean, binding tight, bookplate of previous owner on inside of front cover. Condition of the dustjacket is VERY GOOD: light wear and soiling overall, heavier wear to edges, light tanning overall, in new mylar wrapper. Books about books, RGR.

$24.00

THE COST BOOKS OF TICKNOR AND FIELDS
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THE COST BOOKS OF TICKNOR AND FIELDS

By Warren S. Tryon and William Charvat

New York: Bibliographical Society, 1949. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. xlix, 508 pgs. 6 x 9 1/2 in. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Condition of the book is NEAR FINE; Ends of spine and corners very lightly worn, corners not bumped, spine very slightly scuffed Text very clean.

$52.00

OLD AND RARE FIRST EDITIONS HISTORICAL AMERICANA AND OTHERS CATALOGUE 518
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OLD AND RARE FIRST EDITIONS HISTORICAL AMERICANA AND OTHERS CATALOGUE 518

By Goodspeed's Book Shop

Berkeley: Goodspeed's Book Shop. Paperback. Very Good. 84 p. Several illustrations. 6 x 9 in. Light grey paper binding, blue lettering on cover. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD: light wear to covers- light crease to top edge of front cover, pages clean, binding tight.

$12.00

THE EVER-PRESENT PAST
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THE EVER-PRESENT PAST

By Edith Hamilton

New York: Norton, 1964. Third printing. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 189 p. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. Black cloth binding, gold lettering on spine. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD: light wear to covers and spine, lower corners lightly bent, light foxing to edges of text block, pages clean, binding tight. The condition of the dust jacket is VERY GOOD: wear and light soiling to edges, spine lightly faded.

$12.00

FIFTY DISTINGUISHED BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS
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FIFTY DISTINGUISHED BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS

By The Scribner Book Store

New York: Scribner, c. 1950s. Hardcover. Very Good. 69 p. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. Light grey paper binding, grey and red lettering on spine and cover, peach end papers. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD: wear to covers and spine- esp. spine ends, corners lightly bent, several dings to covers, spine and covers faded, pages clean, binding fine.

$12.00

THE HOUSE OF ENSCHEDE 1703-1953
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THE HOUSE OF ENSCHEDE 1703-1953

Haarlem: Joh. Enschede en Zonen, 1953. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. lxi + 147 p. 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. Red and gold spotted paper binding on hard boards, black lettering on spine and cover on paper labels. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD: light wear to covers and spine, spine faded, edges of text block lightly yellowed, top edge of text block lightly foxed, ffep. & rfep. lightly tanned, pages clean, binding tight.

$72.00

A BOOK OF DAYS
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A BOOK OF DAYS

By Christopher Morley

New York: John Day Co., 1930. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. 368 p. 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 in. Pink cloth binding, green lettering and printing on spine and cover. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD+: minimal wear to covers and spine, spine faded, pages clean, binding tight.

$24.00

HENRY JAMES THE MAJOR PHASE
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HENRY JAMES THE MAJOR PHASE

By F.O. Matthissen

New York: Oxford University Press, 1944. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. xv + 190 p. 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. Blue cloth binding, gold lettering on spine and cover. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD: very light wear to covers, very light spotty soiling to covers, spine darkened, end papers lightly tanned, edges of text block yellowed- top edge darkened, pages clean, binding fine.

$12.00

A HANDBOOK ON STORY WRITING
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A HANDBOOK ON STORY WRITING

By Blanche Colton Williams

New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1917. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. x + 356 pages. 5 x 7 1/2 in. high. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine & cover. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD; Gilt lettering on spine is dull, endpapers slightly yellowed, text is clean.

$16.00

THE ART OF THE BIOGRAPHY
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THE ART OF THE BIOGRAPHY

By William Roscoe Thayer

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. 155 pages. 4 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. Dark blue-green cloth binding, gilt lettering on spine. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD+: very light wear and to covers and spine, corners lightly bent, spine lightly faded, top edge of text block lightly foxed, pages clean, binding tight, previous owner's name in ink on ffep.

$20.00

HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE (4 Volumes, complete) Translated from the French by H. Van Laun
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HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE (4 Volumes, complete) Translated from the French by H. Van Laun

By H.A. Taine

London: Chatto & Windus, 1877. Hardcover. Very Good. Vol. 1- xvi + 433 pages. Vol. 2- xii + 447 pages. Vol. 3- xiv + 462 pages. Vol. 4- xviii + 476 pages. 6 x 8 1/4 in. Tan half calf binding on spine and corners with marbled boards, gilt lettering on spines, edges of text block and end papers marbled. Condition of each volume is VERY GOOD: wear to covers and spines heavier at corners, marbled boards lightly worn, top edge of text block darkened, pages very lightly yellowed towards edges, binding tight, each volume with a book plate of David B. Ogden- Vol. 4- with two. Vol.1- heavier wear to corners esp. bottom front corner, nick to top edge of text block. Vol. 2- front top corner a bit more worn. Vol. 4- spine missing 1/2 of leather label reading "Taine", front top corner a bit more worn.

$112.00

THE ART OF LETTERS
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THE ART OF LETTERS

By Robert Lynd

New York: Charles Scribner, 1921. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 240 pages. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 In. Green cloth binding, gilt lettering on spine. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD: light wear to covers, spine and top edge of front cover lightly faded, gilt lettering faded, edges of text block lightly yellowed, pages clean, binding fine.

$12.00

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