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Russian Life in the Interior or the Experiences of a Sportsman ... Edited by James D. Meiklejohn

By Tourghenieff [Turgenev], Ivan

Edinburgh: Charles Black, 1855. First English edition. vii, [i], 428, [8, ads] pp. 8vo. Publisher's ribbed green cloth, decorated with hunter vignette in gilt on front cover and blind on rear, spine decorated in gilt with tree vignette incorporating title, signed "LJ," ad for Black's New Map of Europe to front pastedown. Small closed tears to close at tail of spine, some sporadic light soiling and wear to text, piece from corner of pp. v-vi, heavy creasing and soiling pp. 33-8 and 1 inch closed tear pp. 105-6, withal an attractive, sturdy copy in publisher's cloth. First English edition. vii, [i], 428, [8, ads] pp. 8vo. The First English Edition of A Sportsman's Sketches. The first edition in English of Ivan Turgenev's first major work, the short story collection A Sportsman's Sketches, translated by James Meiklejohn from the 1854 French translation - "itself embroidered" (Line) - by E. Charriere. The collection was first published in Russian as Zapiski Okhotnika in 1852; this English translation is the first appearance of any complete Turgenev work in English. Line-Ettlinger-Gladstone 18

$1500.00

The Italian Library. Containing an Account of the Lives and Works of the Most Valuable Authors of Italy. With a Preface, Exhibiting the Changes of the Tuscan Language, from the Barbarous Ages to the Present Time
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The Italian Library. Containing an Account of the Lives and Works of the Most Valuable Authors of Italy. With a Preface, Exhibiting the Changes of the Tuscan Language, from the Barbarous Ages to the Present Time

By Baretti, Giuseppe [& Samuel JOHNSON]

London: Printed for A. Millar, 1757. First edition. [ii], xciv, [1, errata], [1], 343, [1], [26, index] pp. 8vo. Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco spine label. Rebacked, preserving original label, new endsheets. First edition. [ii], xciv, [1, errata], [1], 343, [1], [26, index] pp. 8vo. The first paragraph of the preface was written by Baretti's friend Dr. Johnson. The work comprises an outline of the development of the Italian language and an annotated bibliography of works in Italian. Fleeman 57.2BIL; Hazen, pp. 15-6

$400.00

The Works of Robert Burns; with an Account of His Life

By Burns, Robert

London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand, 1813. 4 vols. 8vo. Half blue calf, some wear. 4 vols. 8vo. Egerer 151

$300.00

The Oregon Trail. Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life

By Parkman, Francis

Boston: Little, Brown, 1925. Number 373 of 975 copies of the Wyeth-Remington edition. Illustrated with 5 mounted color plates by N.C. Wyeth and 5 mounted black and white plates by Frederick Remington. ix, [v], 364 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Half red cloth and illustrated boards. Almost fine copy. Wyeth, N.C. Number 373 of 975 copies of the Wyeth-Remington edition. Illustrated with 5 mounted color plates by N.C. Wyeth and 5 mounted black and white plates by Frederick Remington. ix, [v], 364 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Howes P97

$225.00

Journal de Goncourt. Mémoires de la Vie Littéraire. Deuxième Série. Premier Volume. 1870-1871

By Goncourt, Edmund de

Paris: Charpentier, 1890. No. 13 of 15 copies on papier du Japon. [vi], 373, [3] pp. 8vo. Publisher's printed yellow wrappers. Small split at tail end of front joint, light toning to wrappers, else fine. No. 13 of 15 copies on papier du Japon. [vi], 373, [3] pp. 8vo. A pristine copy in original wrappers - one of 15 on Japan vellum. The journal commences shortly after the death of Jules and includes Edmond's account of the Paris Commune.

$2500.00

Endymion: A Poetic Romance
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Endymion: A Poetic Romance

By Keats, John

London: for Taylor and Hessey, 1818. First edition, first issue, with imprint on verso of half-title reading "Printed by T. Miller, Noble street, Cheapside." and with integral erratum leaf and inserted 5-line errata tipped-in at rear. ix, [iii], 207, [1], [4, ads dated 1 May 1818]. 8vo. Uncut in original publisher's boards, printed paper title label to spine. Minor wear to spine ends, some very light browning in places and occasional pencil underlining, slight creasing to the erratum leaf, bookplate removed from front pastedown. First edition, first issue, with imprint on verso of half-title reading "Printed by T. Miller, Noble street, Cheapside." and with integral erratum leaf and inserted 5-line errata tipped-in at rear. ix, [iii], 207, [1], [4, ads dated 1 May 1818]. 8vo. Fine Copy in Boards. A near pristine copy in boards of the first edition, first issue, of the second of only three lifetime publications by Keats, comprising his longest single sustained poem, famous for its opening line: "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever." So savage and malevolent were the reviews of this poem by Blackwoods and the Quarterly--"Lockhart found it exquisitely funny that an apothecary, a fellow who confessedly knew no Greek, who had to read Homer in a translation, should venture on a classic theme" (MacGillivray)--that Keats' supporters thereafter blamed the reviewers for Keats' early death. A superb copy. MacGillivray A2; Ashley III:13; Tinker 1419; Hayward 232

$20000.00

Poems from the Desert. Verses by Members of the Eighth Army
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Poems from the Desert. Verses by Members of the Eighth Army

By (Gooden, Stephen)

London: George G. Harrap, 1944. One of 110 numbered copies signed by General Montgomery. Engraved frontispiece signed and dated by the artist Stephen Gooden. 1 vols. 8vo. Original navy blue morocco-backed cloth, upper cover with morocco and gilt onlay, t.e.g. Fine copy. One of 110 numbered copies signed by General Montgomery. Engraved frontispiece signed and dated by the artist Stephen Gooden. 1 vols. 8vo. Collection of 27 poems, with a foreword by General Bernard Montgomery, here in the deluxe issue signed by the general. The frontispiece is classic Gooden, finely executed lines and a characteristic mixture of reality and fantasy.

$450.00

The Sorrows of Priapus
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The Sorrows of Priapus

By Dahlberg, Edward

New York: New Directions, 1957. First Edition #51 of 150 copies signed by author and artist. WITH extra plate signed by Ben Shahn laid in. With Drawings by Ben Shahn. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Original cream paper over boards. Fine in fine glassine slipcase. Shahn, Ben. First Edition #51 of 150 copies signed by author and artist. WITH extra plate signed by Ben Shahn laid in. With Drawings by Ben Shahn. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. WITH EXTRA SIGNED PLATE.

$600.00

Nature
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Nature

By (Bremer Presse) Emerson, Ralph Waldo

New York: Printed for Random House [by the Bremer Presse], 1929. Number LXXIII of 530 copies on Zanders hand-made paper (250 done for Random House). Initial designed by Anna Simons. 86 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Parchment backed decorative paper boards. Fine in slipcase. Number LXXIII of 530 copies on Zanders hand-made paper (250 done for Random House). Initial designed by Anna Simons. 86 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Lehnacker 29

$450.00

Trivia printed from the papers of Anthony Woodhouse, Esq
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Trivia printed from the papers of Anthony Woodhouse, Esq

By Smith, Logan Pearsall

London: at the Chiswick Press, 1902. First edition. 66, [2]pp. 12mo. Cloth spine and blue boards, paper spine label. About fine. Bookplate of Vincent Starrett. First edition. 66, [2]pp. 12mo. INSCRIBED TO VINCENT STARRETT. Inscribed on the ffep by Smith to Starrett in 1926. Signed by Starrett as well.

$250.00

A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys
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A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys

By Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Boston: Ticknbor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. First Edition, Second Issue. 256pp. 12mo. Bound by STIKEMAN & CO. in three quarter blue morocco, richly gilt spines, raised bands, t.e.g., with the original publishers' brown cloth covers bound in. From the library of Agnes Neustadt, with her bookplate. About fine. First Edition, Second Issue. 256pp. 12mo. BAL 7606; Parley to Penrod p. 6

$2000.00

[Snopes trilogy.] The Hamlet; The Town; The Mansion
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[Snopes trilogy.] The Hamlet; The Town; The Mansion

By Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1959. First editions. [8], 421, [1]; [8], 371, [1]; [12], 436 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Original cloth, dust jackets. Some wear to jackets, heavier to The Hamlet with splits along folds of flaps and at foot of spine and some edgewear, a very good set. First editions. [8], 421, [1]; [8], 371, [1]; [12], 436 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. A set of first editions of Faulkner's Snopes trilogy. First trade edition in first issue dust jacket of the Hamlet; first trade edition, later state of text and jacket of The Town; first trade edition in first issue dust jacket of The Mansion. Burgess 99, p. 73

$1350.00

Tarzan and the Golden Lion
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Tarzan and the Golden Lion

By Burroughs, Edgar Rice

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1928. Second Photoplay edition. Illustrated with scenes from photoplay [viii], 333, [11, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Orange cloth titled in black. Fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket (spine and back panel a bit toned). Second Photoplay edition. Illustrated with scenes from photoplay [viii], 333, [11, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Handsome Copy. The ninth book in the Tarzan series. The Outlaw of Torn, reprinted by Grosset & Dunlap in 1928, heads the lists of titles by Edgar Rice Burroughs. This reprint not in Zeuschner (between 585 & 586)

$1750.00

The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvel

By Ingoldsby, Thomas (pseud. of R. H. Barham)

London: Richard Bentley, 1887. Carmine edition. Engraved titles; portraits; plates by Cruikshank, Leech, and others; text illustrations and decorations. xii, 468pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full blue morocco, with 8 multi-color inlays on the front and back covers and 5 inlays on spine, a.e.g., silk endpapers, by Kelly & Sons, Binders for Brentano's (New York). About fine. Carmine edition. Engraved titles; portraits; plates by Cruikshank, Leech, and others; text illustrations and decorations. xii, 468pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Sadleir 156 (for first ed.)

$3500.00

The Old Huntsman and Other Poems
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The Old Huntsman and Other Poems

By Sassoon, Siegfried

London: William Heinemann, 1917. First edition, review copy with slip tipped in (pub. date April 3, 1917). ix, [i], 109, [1]pp. 8vo. Grey boards, white printed title label on spine. Fine, in about grey printed fine dust jacket. First edition, review copy with slip tipped in (pub. date April 3, 1917). ix, [i], 109, [1]pp. 8vo. Review Copy, Fine in DJ. Keynes A15a

$2500.00

The Son of Tarzan
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The Son of Tarzan

By Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co, 1917. First edition, first state (without dedication page). Pictorial title page, illustrations, and ornamental initials by J. Allen St. John. [iv], 394 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original olive green cloth, spine and upper cover titled in gilt, Very good plus in very good dust jacket (spine faintly toned, some rubbing, a few small tape repairs). First edition, first state (without dedication page). Pictorial title page, illustrations, and ornamental initials by J. Allen St. John. [iv], 394 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The fourth book in the Tarzan series. Uncommon in dust jacket. Zeuschner 485

$4500.00

Tarzan the Terrible
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Tarzan the Terrible

By Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Chicago: McClurg, 1921. First edition. Illustrated by J. Allen St. John. 1 vols. 8vo. Red cloth. Very good in good dust jacket (soiling, especially to back panel, old closed tear to front panel and spine fold partly mended with brown tape). First edition. Illustrated by J. Allen St. John. 1 vols. 8vo. The eighth book in the Tarzan series. Zeuschner 754

$1500.00

Tarzan Lord of the Jungle
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Tarzan Lord of the Jungle

By Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Chicago: McClurg, 1928. First edition, first printing. Illustrated by J. Allen St. John. Map of the Valley of the Sepulchre in text on p. 314. [viii], 377 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green cloth titled in black. Very good copy in very good dust jacket (spine panel toned, scuff or adhesion at bottom center of front panel, with small loss of image). First edition, first printing. Illustrated by J. Allen St. John. Map of the Valley of the Sepulchre in text on p. 314. [viii], 377 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The twelfth book in the Tarzan series. Zeuschner 682

$5000.00

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

By Thoreau, Henry David

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1862. Second edition. 413, [3]pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original purple ribbed cloth, spine slightly sunned. Laid into a quarter green morocco and cloth slipcase and chemise. Bookplate of Henry Andrews Ingraham. Second edition. 413, [3]pp. 1 vols. 12mo. In 1862, Ticknor & Fields bought 145 bound copies and 450 unbound copies directly from Thoreau, printed and inserted a new title, and re-issued them with a new title page. This is the scarest issue. Allen p.5; BAL 20104; Borst A1.1

$4500.00

The Woodlanders
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The Woodlanders

By Hardy, Thomas

London: Macmillan and Co, 1887. First edition, one of 860 copies bound (of 1,000 printed). [iv], 302, [2], ad]; [iv], 328; [iv]; 316 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Publisher's dark green buckram-grain cloth blocked in black on front and blind on back, spine lettered in gilt, dark-brown endpapers. Slight lean, some minor soiling to boards with small wear to spine ends, an excellent copy. Housed in green morocco-backed leather clamshell case. First edition, one of 860 copies bound (of 1,000 printed). [iv], 302, [2], ad]; [iv], 328; [iv]; 316 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Hardy's own favorite. First edition in the publisher's primary binding, of the novel which Hardy occasionally described as his best and favorite, "set in the part of north-west Dorset in which Hardy's mother's family had lived. Although it lacks the structural assurance of its predecessor, its plot again depends on the intermeshing of emotional and economic issues. The characters live among the trees on which their livelihoods depend, and when Giles Winterbourne suffers financial losses he loses also his promised bride, educated to higher levels of class expectation, and eventually his own life" (ODNB). Purdy, pp 54-57

$4500.00

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