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Life Studies. New Poems and an Autobiographical Fragment
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Life Studies. New Poems and an Autobiographical Fragment

By Lowell, Robert

New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1960. Third Printing (1960) of the 1959 edition. VERY GOOD hardcover in GOOD price-intact dust jacket. A dean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Small faint stains to top corners of a few of the first leaves, pages otherwise fresh and fine. Bound in light green cloth hardcover, titled in black on spine. Cover is clean with only light wear; one tiny corner bump and small scuff. Hinges and binding are firm, intact and straight. Jacket is shelf-rubbed with scuffing along edges and folds; small tears, and a 1-inch chip to top of rear panel. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2". [viii] + 90 pages.. Third Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

$18.00

Stradivari\'s Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection
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Stradivari's Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection

By Toby Faber

New York: Random House, 2004. 2004 Stated First U.S. Edition and with full printing number line. FINE hardcover in FINE price-intact dust jacket, A fresh, unmarked, unblemished and tightly bound hardcover in bright, colorful jacket, Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Faber's work blends "history, biography, meticulous detective work, and an abiding passion for music..." Illustrated with several black & white drawings and photos, 5-3/4 x 8-1/2". xviii + 280 pages. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$17.05

James Ensor
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James Ensor

By Tannenbaum, Libby

New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1951. 1951 Edition. FINE hardcover; no dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages fine. Black cloth hardcover, titles gilt stamped on front and spine, is fresh and unworn. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. An informative work on the creative life of the Belgian artist, published for the exhibition produced two years after the artist's death. 7 full-page color plates precede the text; the biography is illustrated with many black & white reproductions. Preface by Paul Fierens.7-5/8 x 10-1/4". 128 pages. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

$22.80

Raoul Dufy, L'enchanteur
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Raoul Dufy, L'enchanteur

By Camo, Pierre

Lausanne: M. Margureat, 1947. 1947 Edition. NEAR FINE. This is the original softcover edition, including front cover, bound into a handsome cloth hardcover. The only marking is an owner name and date (1953) neatly penned on first blank leaf. A few spots to the paper cover, otherwise pages are fine, including the 16 illustrations tipped in (4 are in color). Bound beige cloth hardcover, gilt-titled on spine within three dark brown leather labels. Four raised spine bands. Slight dust soiling to cloth, bit of rubbing to leather labels, otherwise cover is clean and fresh. Binding and hinges tight and straight. Marbled endpapers. 5-1/4 x 6-1/2". 153 numbered pages plus illustration list and contents pages. Text in French. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo.

$39.90

Tommy and Jimmy: The Dorsey Years
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Tommy and Jimmy: The Dorsey Years

By Sanford, Herb; [Crosby, Bing - Introduction]

New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House Publishers, 1972. 1972 First Edition, printing unstated. NEAR FINEin VERY GOOD price-intact, dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound hardcover. Pages crisp and fine. Green hardcover is clean, slightly color faded at edges and there is a slight lean, or cock to the spine, otherwise fine. Dust jacket is clean and complete with price on flap, lightly rubbed at edges with bit of short tearing, chipping at spine ends, corner tips. Illustrated with B/W photos and Introduction by Bing Crosby. Binding is strong, hinges tight. 6 x 9-1/4"; 305 pages.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$15.20

Alexander Hamilton: A Biography in His Own Words (The Founding Fathers)
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Alexander Hamilton: A Biography in His Own Words (The Founding Fathers)

By Hamilton, Alexander; Kline, Mary-Jo (Editor)

New York: Newsweek (Distributed by Harper & Row), 1973. 1973 Edition, printing unstated. NEAR FINE hardcover in GOOD price-intact dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages and printed endpapers pristine. Dark blue cloth hardcover, title stamped in silver on spine, has bit of rubbing to bottom corner edges and top rear corner is bumped, otherwise cover is fine. Hinges and binding firm and straight. Unclipped jacket is clean, the color portrait of Hamilton bright. Jacket edges and flap folds are moderately rubbed with some short tears and chips. There is 5" closed tear and crease to top of the rear panel which has had a judiciously placed thin piece of tape applied which isn't really holding now. The jacket is in a clear archival protector to prevent further damage. A generously illustrated complete biography (with dozens of black & white reproductions as well as 32 pages of color) meticulously compiled from the 19-volumes "Papers of Alexander Hamilton." Introduction by Harold C. Syrett who was the Editor for "The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 7-3/4 x 10/14". 416 pages, including Index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good.

$45.60

Vieuxtemps
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Vieuxtemps

By Ginsburg, Lev; Levin, I. (Translation)

Neptune City, NJ: Paganiniana Publications, Inc, 1984. 1984 English-language edition (translated from Russian by I. Levin). NEAR FINE hardcover, (issued without a jacket). The only marking is a 1992 gift inscription on the front free endpaper (to Steve Wernick-possibly the violinist), no other markings. A crisp, clean and firmly bound copy. Pages fine. Hardcover of pictorial paper over boards with glossy lamination is near fine. There are a couple light rub marks on rear cover; otherwise cover is clean and fine. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. A well-written illustrated biography of Henri Vieuxtemps, the influential nineteenth-century violinist and composer. Illustrated with black & white reproductions, archival photos as well as many musical examples. 8-1/2 x 11-1/4". 190 pages. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Not Issued.

$45.60

Caesar\'s Hours: My Life in Comedy, With Love and Laughter
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Caesar's Hours: My Life in Comedy, With Love and Laughter

By Caesar, Sid; Friedfeld, Eddy; Gelbart, Larry

New York: PublicAffairs/Perseus Book Group, 2003. 2003 Stated First Edition; First Printing. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE price-intact dust jacket. A fresh, crisp and tightly bound copy. Black remainder mark to bottom page edge, no other markings. Pages and hardcover in new condition. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Jacket very slightly edge rubbed, otherwise fine. Fascinating insight into the creative life of comedic genius Sid Caesar - how his great routines were fashioned and performed, what he learned from his own life, including a look inside the famed Writer's Room. Introduction by Larry Gelbart. 8 pages of black and white photos. 6-1/4 x 9-1/2". xvii +307 text pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$13.30

Robert Fulton and the "Clermont"
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Robert Fulton and the "Clermont"

By Sutcliffe, Alice Crary

New York: The Century Co., 1909. 1909 Century Co. Special LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies printed September 1909 by the De Vinne Press, of which this copy is hand-numbered #18. NEAR FINE. Clean, bright copy with no markings at all. Frontispiece tissue-protector toned which has in turn toned the title page,Pages otherwise near fine.Top page edge gilt, front edge rough cut. Blue cloth hardcover with paper title label pasted on spine is clean and fresh. Light wear to corner tips and spine ends, paper label slightly toned. Binding firm, hinges intact, spine and boards straight. 30 Illustration plates (in 29 pages) including fold-out facsimile The Steam-Boat regulations for the public. 5-1/2 x 8"; xv + 367 text pages plus plates.. First Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo.

$80.75

A Moment With Miss Gish

By Bogdanovich, Peter

Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Teresa Press, 1995. 1995. Stated First Edition. FINE. 5 x 7" softcover in wrapper. This edition limited to 1000 copies. 16-pages staple-bound in yellow paper wrapper, titled in red and black on front. The booklet was distributed as a holiday greeting in December 1995 to friends of Peter Bogdanovitch and Pepper & Stern Rare Books, Inc. Foreword by James Pepper. Bogdanovitch recounts the appearance of Lillian Gish at the Museum of the City of New York's 1958 reshowing, of the D. W. Griffith film classic 'Way Down East.' A crisp, clean, unmarked, unblemsihed copy.. First Thus. Wrapper. Fine.

$13.30

J. S. Bach (2 Volume Set)
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J. S. Bach (2 Volume Set)

By Schweitzer, Albert; Widor, C.M. (Preface)

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1958. 1958 reprint of the English language edition, translated by Ernest Newman. Handsome two-volume set; FINE in VERY GOOD+ price-intact dust jackets. Books are fresh, unmarked and tightly bound. Pages crisp and fine. Dark green cloth covers, titles gilt-stamped on spines are as new. Binding and hinges firm and straight. Unclipped jackets are clean and complete; slightly toned along spines, light rubbing to edges with a few nicks and small creases. Jackets are in clear archival protectors. 5-1/2 x 8-3/4". Vol. 1: xvi + 428 text pages. Vol. 2: vii + 498 pages (including indices).. Reprint. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+.

$42.75

Life of James Montgomery
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Life of James Montgomery

By Knight, Helen G.

Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1857. 1857 First American Edition. VERY GOOD. This copy was donated to the New Hampshire Historical Society and bears their book plate (with donor name) on front pasted endpaper. This was a non-circulating copy and has only a few library markings: catalog number on front free endpaper, blind embossed seal on title page and remains of label at base of spine. Bit of light foxing to engraved frontispiece (a view of Montgomery's residence, The Mount) and engraved title page, otherwise pages clean and supple. Bound in hardcover of dark brown paper over boards with blind stamped decoration to both boards and spine; title gilt-stamped on spine. Cover worn at spine ends and corner tips but is clean and sharp. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. The life of the popular Scottish-born poet and hymnist (1771-1854). 5 x 8". x + 416 pages plus 16-page catalog of the publisher at end of book.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued.

$42.75

Portraits by Nicola Michailow:
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Portraits by Nicola Michailow:

By Dany, Hortense (Introduction)

New York: Privately Printed, 1924. VERY GOOD+ 1924 edition. INSCRIBED by the artist on the front free endpaper, in black ink, "Miss Ada Taylor Sackett - with my best compliments. Nic. Michailow. Atlantic City. 9 Sept 1924." Ada Taylor Sackett was a swimmer known for her 8-mile swim from Atlantic City to Brigantine and back, and was prominent in Atlantic City society (known as the "Queen of Atlantic City"). No other markings, pages clean and near fine. Bound in blue cloth hardcover, artist's name gilt-stamped on front cover. Cover has lightly shelf worn with bit of rubbing, toning along edges. Binding and hinges intact. Frontispiece photograph of Michailow at work, plus 29 full page reproductions of portraits by the artist, each captioned with name and country of sitter. Also included is Hortense Dany's brief introductory biography of the Bulgarian born artist. Nicola Michailow was a popular portraitist in the 1920s-1930s, who enjoyed international patronage of many notable subjects - and some notorious, including a 1933 portrait of Adolf Hitler. 5-1/2 x 7-1/2".. Signed By Artist. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. Illus. by Michailow, Nicola. Small 8vo.

$90.25

A Lewes Diary 1916-1944
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A Lewes Diary 1916-1944

By Dudeney, Mrs. Henry; Crook, Diana (Editor)

East Sussex: Tartarus Press, 1998. 1998 Limited Edition. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE jacket. This is no. 162 of 250 copies, hand-numbered and signed by the editor. Enclosed is a typed letter, from the editor Diana Crook (on her letterhead and signed by her) to Mr. James S. Fulleylove whom she believed might be a descendent of the renowned British author Alice Dudeney and hence might be interested in purchasing the book. Likely she was correct as Mr. Fulleylove did purchase the book, his name penned and dated 1998 on the front free endpaper. Page 118 is noted on rear endpaper. A clean, otherwise unmarked copy. Pages crisp and fine, firmly bound in a black hardcover, title gilt-stamped on spine. Cover is fresh and unworn. Pictorial jacket lightly edge rubbed, no tears or chips. The letter has wear along right edge, and folding creases. The diary reveals not only the life of Alice Dudeney in the Sussex town of Lewis, but much about the lives of her neighbors - so much that the diaries were banned from publication for forty years. 5-3/4 x 8-1/2". x + 254 pages plus 4 pages of black & white photos. Index included.. Signed By Editor. First Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$80.75

Memoirs of the Colonel Hutchinson, Governor of Nottingham Castle and Town, etc.  (2 Volume set)
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Memoirs of the Colonel Hutchinson, Governor of Nottingham Castle and Town, etc. (2 Volume set)

By Hutcinson, Rev. Julius; Hutchinson, Lucy

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1822. 1822 Fourth Edition, complete in 2 volumes. GOOD+. Internally near fine; leather bindings worn, spine leather perished. Pages, all edgres marbled, are clean and complete; no markings and very little foxing (primarily to title pages and plates. Brown calf-leather covered boards and grey endpapers are intact. Hinges tender, book blocks solid. Complete with frontispiece portrait engravings to each volume (Mrs. Hutchinson and Colonel Hutchinson). Vol. 1 also contains large fold-out genealogical table of the Hutchinson and Apsley families and a fold-out facsimile of Mrs. Lucy Hutchinson's handwriting. Vol. 2 contains a fold-out "Plan of Nottingham Castle in 1617" and an engraving of a view of Nottingham Castle and town. John Hutchinson was an English politician, an MP from 1648-1653 and in 1660. He was one of the Puritan leaders, and fought in the parliamentary army in the English Civil War. He was a signer of the death warrant of King Charles 1. His wife Lucy was a biographer and a Latin scholar; and the first person to translate the complete text of Lucretius's De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things). Her "Summary Review of Public Affairs" and "fragment" of her autobiography are included in these volumes. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2". Vol. 1-xxvi + 348 pages. Vol. 2- [vi] + 384 pages . Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Good+/Not Issued.

$39.90

Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849. A Critical Biography
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Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849. A Critical Biography

By Pope-Hennessy, Una

London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1934. 1934 First British Edition. 1934 printed on title page. VERY GOOD harcover, without a jacket. A clean, firmly bound copy - the only marking is "Xmas 1934" penciled on front free endpaper. Pages are fresha and near fine, very slight foxing speckling on outer edges. Bound in green cloth hardcover, title gilt-stamped on spine. Tiny bumps to top corners, slight learn to spine, otherwise fine. Binding and hinges firm and intact. Frontispiece is a tissue-protected portrait of Poe, taken from a daguerreotype). 5-1/2 x 8-3/4". xii + 343 pages, including Bibliography and Index.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket.

$46.55

Memoirs of Emma Lady Hamilton with Anecdotes of Her Friends and Contemporaries
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Memoirs of Emma Lady Hamilton with Anecdotes of Her Friends and Contemporaries

By Long, W. H. (Editor)

London: Gibbings & Company Limited, 1899. 1899, Fourth Impression. VERY GOOD. A clean, firmly bound copy in decorative cloth hardcover, complete with 25 illustrations plates, including tissue-protected frontispiece (engraving after a portrait of Lady Hamilton by George Romney printed in sepia). The only markings are previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper ,"Charles. R. Corning, 1903", a bookplate of the New Hampshire Historical Society to whom Corning presented the book ("withdrawn" is stamped on bookplate) and a catalog number stamped on first preface page. Title page toned from tissue, otherwise pages are fresh and clean, no foxing, toning or soiling. Top edge gilt. Green cloth cover, title gilt-stamped on spine, title and decorative gilt stamping on front, is clean with light rubbing along hinges and edges (small bumps to front corner) and a square darkening at base of spine likely from an old sticker. Hinges and book-block firm and intact. Slight lean to spine. Includes 1891 Preface to Second Annotated Edition by W.H. Long. Laid into the book is the engraved calling card of Mrs. David Nicholson Haynes of Washington Street, Brookline (she received on Tuesdays!) 5 x 7-1/2". xi + 320 pages, including index. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$61.75

Life and Times of Washington (4 Volume Set)
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Life and Times of Washington (4 Volume Set)

By Schroeder-Lossing

Albany, NY: M.M. Belcher Publishing Co., 1903. 1903 Edition "Revised and Enlarged" and with Preface by Edward C. Towne. VERY GOOD complete set. Books are clean, unmarked and firmly bound in dark blue-green cloth hardcovers. Illustrated with several full-page plates including tissue-protected frontispieces in each volume. Occasional light marginal toning to pages, otherwise pages crisp and fine. Hardcovers are titled with paper spine labels. Labels are edge chipped, toned and spotted; readable though the word "Washington", probably printed in red, is totally faded. Rear covers of Vols. 2 and 4 have some spottings - white spatters from a splill or splash. Otherwise covers are clean with minimal wear. Bindings and hinges intact and straight. Authors are John Frederick Schroeder and Benson John Lossing. 5-1/2 x 8-3/8". xii + 2,032 text pages, including index. 52 illustration pages.. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued.

$90.25

Posthumous Memoirs of His Own Time
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Posthumous Memoirs of His Own Time

By Wraxall, Sir N. W. (Nathaniel William)

Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1836. 1836 Edition. First of this publisher. VERY GOOD. A clean, intact copy in half-leather binding. The only marking is a lightly penciled notation on title page - erasable of not wanted. Pages are clean and supple; light foxing with a few pages more heavily foxed. Endpapers have bands of dark toning along edges. Binding of calf leather spine and corners with green cloth, decoratively embossed with a floral design, over boards. Four raised spine bands. Gilt title stamped on spine; gilt rules along leather edges and spine bands. Cover is clean with moderate wear and some darkening along edges. Leather along front hinge is cracked. Binding is firm, the front hinge tender but intact, the book block solid. Includes Wraxall's 1825 introduction explaining that the memoirs would not "see the light till I shall have been removed from the scene." The memoirs open in April 1784 and continue into early 1789. Baronet Wraxall died in 1831 and the memoirs were first published in 1836. This edition includes an Appendix of letters and papers concerning the Queen of Denmark and a detailed Index. 6 x 9". 568 pages plus 8-page publisher ad at end of book. First American Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/Not Issued.

$32.30

Murderers and Other Friends : Another Part of Life
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Murderers and Other Friends : Another Part of Life

By Mortimer, John

New York: Viking Penguin, 1995. 1995 Stated First American Edition, First Printing. FINE in NEAR FINE price-intact jacket. A clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Text is fine. Hardcover of gray paper over boards with black cloth spine, gilt lettered is fine and unworn. Unclipped dust jacket is clean and bright - slight shelf-rub but no tears, chips or creases. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Hinges tight, binding firm. 6 x 9-1/4" 260 text pages.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

$17.10

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