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Fragment of Autograph Manuscript
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Fragment of Autograph Manuscript

By Parr, Samuel (1747-1825)

N.p., 1810. 6 lines on a single folio sheet; paginated "105" at top. Folio. Old folds. 6 lines on a single folio sheet; paginated "105" at top. Folio. Known as the "Whig Johnson" in his day, Parr writes in this fragment: "For his own sake & for his individual comfort I coud have wished he had not embarked in this business, but I think it is a happy event for the Whigs & for the country. I am, as i believe you know, very 'Anti Hobhouse'".

$250.00

The Old Court Suburb; or, Memorials of Kensington, Regal, Critical, and Anecdotical
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The Old Court Suburb; or, Memorials of Kensington, Regal, Critical, and Anecdotical

By Hunt, Leigh

London: Freemantle & Co at 217 Piccadilly, 1902. Number 35 of 150 copies, signed by the artists Edmund Sullivan, C.A. Shepperson, Herbert Railton. Illustrated. 2 vols. 4to. Bound in full blue morocco, a.e.g, red moire silk endpapers, for J.W. Robinson Company by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Fine. In full blue cloth dropbox. Number 35 of 150 copies, signed by the artists Edmund Sullivan, C.A. Shepperson, Herbert Railton. Illustrated. 2 vols. 4to. With a tipped in Autograph Letter, Signed, from Leigh Hunt to Isaac Latimer of the Plymouth and Davenport Journal. photo

$1500.00

Fugues sur Siegfried
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Fugues sur Siegfried

By (LABOUREUR, Jean-Émile, illustrator) Giraudoux, Jean

Paris: Editions Lapina, 1930. Edition deluxe, one of 19 copies on Vieux Japon with the extra suite of 15 plates. Etched portrait of the author by G. Gorvel and 4 original full-page etchings by Jean-Émile Laboureur, each signed in the plate. With additional suite of 15 plates, being 3 progressive states of each of the 5 etchings, in a separate folder as issued. 12mo. Original decorative wrappers, unopened; original marbled slipcase. Scattered foxing at edges but a fine copy. Laboureur, Jean-Émile. Edition deluxe, one of 19 copies on Vieux Japon with the extra suite of 15 plates. Etched portrait of the author by G. Gorvel and 4 original full-page etchings by Jean-Émile Laboureur, each signed in the plate. With additional suite of 15 plates, being 3 progressive states of each of the 5 etchings, in a separate folder as issued. 12mo.

$1250.00

Wisdom in Miniature: or The young gentleman and lady's pleasing instructor ... Second Worcester edition

Worcester, 1796. 1 vols. Contemporary sheep. 1 vols. Evans 31651; Welch 1444.2; Rosenbach 224; ESTC W20911

$1000.00

The Poetical Flower Basket, being a selection of approved and entertaining pieces of poetry, calculated for the improvement of young minds

By [Johnson, Richard, compiler]

Worcester: Isaiah Thomas, 1799. First American edition. Signatures: A-F⁶ (A1 recto, F6 verso blank). 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary reverse sheep. Owner signature of Charlotte Lowe, presented by Julia Anne Cushing. First American edition. Signatures: A-F⁶ (A1 recto, F6 verso blank). 1 vols. 12mo. Evans 36129; Welch 686; ESTC W612 (AAS, Harvard, Yale, Library Co.)

$1000.00

Poems and Stories
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Poems and Stories

By Tolkien, J.R.R.

London: Allen & Unwin, 1981. Deluxe Edition. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. 8vo. Bound in publisher's black buckram with gilt and green tree stamped designon upper cover, speckled edges., Fine in slightly split box. Deluxe Edition. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. 8vo.

$200.00

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Italy
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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Italy

By Byron, Lord (George Gordon)

Venice: Printed at the Armenian Monastery of S. Lazarus, 1872. First thus. 147, [1] pp., text in English and in Armenian on facing page. 12mo. Contemporary pebbled red morocco, gilt, a.e.g. Covers lightly rubbed, faint dampstain through half of text block at fore-edge, later gift inscription on flyleaf. First thus. 147, [1] pp., text in English and in Armenian on facing page. 12mo. Byron in Armenian. Printed at the Armenian monastery at San Lazzaro. While living in Venice, Byron studied Armenian on the island several days a week with Father Paschal and assisted his tutor in the writing of an Armenian grammar.

$950.00

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D ... in Two Volumes
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D ... in Two Volumes

By Boswell, James

London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition, "gve" uncorrected at line 10 on p. 135 in vol. I, and with the usual cancels (Mm4 and Nn1 in vol. I, E3, Oo4, Qq3 in vol. II). Engraved portrait by J. Heath after Joshua Reynolds, 2 other engraved plates. xii, [16], 516; [2], 588 [i.e. 586] pp. 2 vols. 4to. Old calf, a.e.g. Neatly rebacked with gilt spines in period style. Bookplates of Nicholas Frederic Brady. Near fine (occasional light traces of foxing). First edition, "gve" uncorrected at line 10 on p. 135 in vol. I, and with the usual cancels (Mm4 and Nn1 in vol. I, E3, Oo4, Qq3 in vol. II). Engraved portrait by J. Heath after Joshua Reynolds, 2 other engraved plates. xii, [16], 516; [2], 588 [i.e. 586] pp. 2 vols. 4to. Pottle 79; Rothschild 463; Grolier English 131

$4500.00

The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England

By Bacon, Francis [Thomas BIRCH, editor]

London: Printed [by William Bowyer] for A. Millar, 1765. Engraved frontispiece in vols. I-IV (portrait by George Vertue in vol. I), two letterpress folding charts, titles printed in red and black with engraved vignettes. Vol. III LACKING a1-2 (title-page and first contents leaf). 5 vols. 4to (11-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches). Contemporary russia, covers with wide gilt floral border within an outer floral roll border, spines in 6 compartments with raised bands, contrasting morocco lettering pieces in two compartments, the rest richly gilt with small floral tools, board edges gilt, marbled edges. Some slight wear spine ends. Engraved frontispiece in vols. I-IV (portrait by George Vertue in vol. I), two letterpress folding charts, titles printed in red and black with engraved vignettes. Vol. III LACKING a1-2 (title-page and first contents leaf). 5 vols. 4to (11-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches). Bowyer's ledgers show that 500 copies were printed. ESTC T88309 ; Provenance: Lyons Library (bookplate)

$4500.00

Anna Christie

By O'Neill, Eugene

New York: Horace Liveright, 1930. Limited Edition, number 283 of 775 copies (of which 750 were for sale), signed by O'Neill. 12 illustrations by Alexander King. 161 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Unopened. Yellow paper-covered boards, batiked in purple and vermilion, black cloth spine, original blue printed dust jacket. Without slipcase. Minor fading to top edge of boards, trace darkening to jacket, nonetheless a fine copy. King, Alexander. Limited Edition, number 283 of 775 copies (of which 750 were for sale), signed by O'Neill. 12 illustrations by Alexander King. 161 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Atkinson, A21IV-I

$200.00

The Common Reader
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The Common Reader

By Woolf, Virginia

London: Hogarth Press, 1925. First edition. 305 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full red morocco gilt, gilt turn-ins, a.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf. Very fine, fresh copy. First edition. 305 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Handsome copy of the Virginia Woolf's Common Reader, collecting literary essays on literature from Chaucer and Montaigne to the moderns, including notable chapters on Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, Jane Austen, the Brontës, George Eliot. Woolmer 81

$600.00

Enter the Saint
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Enter the Saint

By Charteris, Leslie

London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1930. First Edition. 319pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in modern red morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe/Zaehnsdorf, gilt-ruled dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Fine. First Edition. 319pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The third book featuring Simon Templar as "The Saint"

$600.00

The Bells and Other Poems
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The Bells and Other Poems

By Poe, Edgar Allan

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1912. Deluxe Edition, No. 41 of 750 copies numbered and signed by Dulac. Title portrait of Poe in black ink over tan background, 28 full-page color plates mounted on white paper, and 10 black ink headpieces on tan backgrounds, all after drawings by Edmund Dulac. 1 vols. 4to. Original full vellum, gilt with Dulac design, t.e.g., others uncut, some bowing, in black morocco backed slipcase. Dulac, Edmund. Deluxe Edition, No. 41 of 750 copies numbered and signed by Dulac. Title portrait of Poe in black ink over tan background, 28 full-page color plates mounted on white paper, and 10 black ink headpieces on tan backgrounds, all after drawings by Edmund Dulac. 1 vols. 4to. Limited Edition, Illustrated by Dulac.

$1750.00

Ice Station Zebra

By MacLean, Alistair

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1963. First edition. 276 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, dust jacket. Price-clipped, but a near fine copy. Housed in quarter morocco blue box by Asprey. First edition. 276 pp. 8vo.

$600.00

The Complete Napoleonic Stories. Uncle Bernac, Exploits of Brigadier Gerard, Advenutures of Gerard, The Great Shadow

By Doyle, Arthur Conan

London: John Murray, 1956. First One Volume edition. xi, [i], 665pp. 8vo. Bound in full red morocco, a.e.g., by Bayntun Riviere, Bath. Fine. First One Volume edition. xi, [i], 665pp. 8vo.

$650.00

Memoires du Comte De Grammont
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Memoires du Comte De Grammont

By Hamilton, Antoine

A Londres: Chez Edwards, 1793. Large Paper Edition. Edition orneé de LXXII [actually 78] portraits, gravés d'apres les tableaux originaux. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary green straight-grain morocco, covers with triple gilt fillet and stylized floral borders, panelled spine, gilt dentelles, a.e.g. Slight cover rubbing, occasional light foxing and offsetting, overall fine and very attractive. With the small 19th-century label of Charles Hutt, Bookseller, Clement's Inn Gateway, London WC on front pastedown. Large Paper Edition. Edition orneé de LXXII [actually 78] portraits, gravés d'apres les tableaux originaux. 1 vols. 4to. With the 77 pages of "Notes et eclaircissemens" that Cohen-De Ricci remarks is often lacking. Brunet III, p. 30; Cohen-De Ricci, p. 472

$850.00

Oscar Wilde Recollections

By Raymond, Jean Paul & Charles Ricketts

Bloomsbury: Nonesuch Press, 1932. First edition, Number 773 of 800 numbered copies printed by Geo. W. Jones at the Dolphin Press; cover design by Charles Ricketts, typography by Francis Meynell. Title page illustration in red [by Stephen Gooden]. 60 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Gilt decorated cream colored boards after design by Ricketts. Fine. First edition, Number 773 of 800 numbered copies printed by Geo. W. Jones at the Dolphin Press; cover design by Charles Ricketts, typography by Francis Meynell. Title page illustration in red [by Stephen Gooden]. 60 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Ricketts memoir of Wilde. Dreyfus 8A

$450.00

The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shandy, Gentleman...to which is added The Sentimental Journey
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The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shandy, Gentleman...to which is added The Sentimental Journey

By Sterne, Laurence

London: James Cochrane and Co. 11. Waterloo Place, 1832. First Cruikshank Edition. 8 etched plates by Cruikshank and an engraved frontispiece portrait by Freeman. 2 vols. 12mo. Original blue pebbled publisher's cloth. Fine. Signed by COLLECTOR AND NEW YORKER CARTOONIST Claude Smith. Cruikshank, George. First Cruikshank Edition. 8 etched plates by Cruikshank and an engraved frontispiece portrait by Freeman. 2 vols. 12mo. Cohn 709

$300.00

The Psalter: or Psalms of David: with the Proverbs of Solomon, and Christ's Sermon on the mount. Being an introduction for children to the reading of the Holy Scriptures

By (Bible. Psalms)

Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes, for James White, at Franklin's Head, Court-Street, 1796. 1 vols. Sheep backed boards, binding worn. Owner signature on flyleaf, Eliza Boardman, Oct. 1801. Closed tear across last two leaves, minor paper flaws. 1 vols. Evans 30073; Welch 1073.6; ESTC W4721 (NYPL, AAS, both defective)

$5000.00

Mr. Dooley at His Best. Edited by Elmer Ellis at the  University of Missouri. With a Foreword by Franklin P. Adams
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Mr. Dooley at His Best. Edited by Elmer Ellis at the University of Missouri. With a Foreword by Franklin P. Adams

By Dunne, Finley Peter

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. First edition, one of 520 copies with one page of the author's original manuscript. Frontispiece portrait. 291 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Buckram and decorated boards, leather label, spine darkened, else fine. First edition, one of 520 copies with one page of the author's original manuscript. Frontispiece portrait. 291 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. With Manuscript. `. `

$250.00

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