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Robert Frost: Farm-Poultryman

By Lathem, Edward Connery; Thompson, Lawrance (Editors)

Hanover, NH: Dartmouth Publications, 1963. 1963 First Edition (1963 printed on title page. No other printing statement). NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A crisp, clean and tightly bound copy, printed on fine laid paper. Small custom-printed sticker on front pasted end, with a picture of a chicken holding a board in its beak that reads "from Ed & Betty" - no other markings. Top edge slightly foxed but pages otherwise fresh and fine. Light toning along endpaper at inside rear hinge. Dark brown cloth hardcover fresh and fine. Dust jacket, pale yellow with green lettering and black line art of chickens and haystacks on front (penned by White Wyandottes from a drawing by F.L. Sewell). Jacket is price-clipped, very slightly faded at spine, but clean and otherwise fine and is in a clear archival protector. Eleven prose pieces - contributions by Frost which appeared in two New England poultry journals in 1903-05, during his years of farming at Derry, New Hampshire. 5-3/4 x 8-3/4". 116 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$56.05

The Cocotte and Three Other Stories

By de Maupassant, Guy

London and New York: Franklin Watts, 1971. 1971 First Edition. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE, unclipped, dust jacket. Clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound hardcover. Pages fine. Hardcover of red paper over boards with silver spine lettering. Cover slightly darkened along edges but minimal edge wear and otherwise fine. Illustrated dust jacket, British price intact on front flap, is clean with no tears, chips or creases - light toning to edges. Gray endpapers - two small spots to front ends. Binding firm, hinges tight, boards and spine straight. 2-color illustrations by Howard Baer throughout. The other stories are 'Bellflower', 'Simon's Papa' and 'The False Gems'. 7 x 8-3/4"; 80 pages. First Edition Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Baer, Howard.

$15.20

C.F. Gellerts Sammtliche Schriften. Sechster Theil. (Sixth part)
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C.F. Gellerts Sammtliche Schriften. Sechster Theil. (Sixth part)

By Gellert, Christian F├╝rchtegott

Leipzig: M. G. Weidmanns Erben und Reich, und Caspar Fritzsch, 1770. 1770. Internally VERY GOOD and binding is solid; in early, heavily worn, half-leather cover. Pasted marbled endpapers, lacks free endpapers. The only marking to the book is on the rear blank page, upside down, and neatly penned "Benedicte Elisabeth / Sharffenstein / Anno 1771 l.5 Juillet." Pages, all edges stained red, are clean and supple with minimal foxing, excepting the title page and following leaf which are moderately stained along thumb edge. Last text page has a corner crease. (Any pages that appeared before the title page are no longer extant.) Cover is gilt-titled on spine. Spine and corner leather heavily worn and the paper covering is rubbed to almost nothing. There are several small worm holes, affecting only the cover. Hinges fairly firm. The book contains introductory material by Johann Adolf Schlegel and Gottlieb Leberecht Heyer. Photos of title and contents pages are supplied with this listing but if more photos are detailed information is desired, don't hesitate to contact us. This volume is likely part 6 of the 10-volume First Edition of Gellert's collected works, published shortly after his death in 1769. SIZE: 4 x 7". xxxvi + 368 pages.. Hardcover. Good/Not Issued.

$66.50

The Merchant of Yonkers
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The Merchant of Yonkers

By Wilder, Thornton

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1939. 1939 First Edition. "4-9 / FIRST EDITION / C-O" printed on copyright page; 1939 printed on title page. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD price-intact ($2.00) dust jacket. A clean, firmly bound copy. Brief Christmas 1939 gift inscription neatly penned on front pasted endpaper with owner custom book plate affixed underneath the inscription. No other markings, pages fresh and near fine. Bound in beige cloth hardcover with gilt titles stamped within black panels on front and spine. Cloth at base of spine crimped, cover is otherwise fine. Jacket is clean and complete; edges and spine moderately toned and rubbed, one small stain on front cover, small chips from spine ends and flap corner folds. The jacket is in a clear archival protector. Hinges and binding firm, intact and straight. Jacket and endpaper illustrations by Donald McKay. "A Farce in Four Acts" which revolves around Horace Vandergelder, a wealthy Yonkers, New York businessman who seeks a wife. The play was also produced as "The Matchmaker" in Britain and was the inspiration for the musical "Hello Dolly." 5-1/2 x 8-1/2". [viii] + 180 pages.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$251.75

Memoirs of Bartholomew Fair
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Memoirs of Bartholomew Fair

By Morley, Henry

London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. 1859 Edition; 1859 printed on title page. GOOD+. Clean and in original cloth hardcover binding. Custom bookplate of Edward Chapman affixed to front pasted endpaper, no other markings. Pages overall very good, with occasional light foxing, about half dozen leaves with moderate foxing, Bound in brown cloth (originally may have been plum colored) over beveled boards, decorative blind stamping to all panels, gilt figures on front cover, gilt titling on spine. Spine cloth and gilt very faded, cloth at spine ends heavily worn. with large chips from top of spine (not affecting type). Binding is fragile: front hinge cracked and loose; rear hinge broken with rear board nearly detached. A few splits starting between gatherings, though at this time, all pages continue to hold. Still better than average for this scarce original edition, and containing all 'facsimile" drawings, engraved upon wood, by the Brothers Dalziel. 32-page December 1858 Chapman and Hall catalog bound in at rear, as well as 1-page ad for book "by the same author." 5-3/4 x 9"; xx + 506 text pages plus advertising.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Good +/No Jacket. Illus. by Brothers Dalziel. Thick 8vo.

$90.25

Robin Brilliant
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Robin Brilliant

By Dudeney, Mrs. Henry (Alice Louisa )

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1903. March 1903, stated First Edition. GOOD+ hardcover. A clean copy, pages near fine. Previous owner bookplate (P.+ J. Fulleylove) on front free endpaper. No other markings. Bound in green cloth hardcover with title gilt-stamped on front and spine along with light green and floral decoration. Cover is clean, moderately shelf worn, edges rubbed with boards showing at corner tips and spine ends. Hinges cracked but there is a neatly applied glue repair that is holding' book block is solid. (Note that the Fulleylove's were evidently descendants of the esteemd British author, Mrs, Henry Dudeney (nee Alice Louisa Whiffin. 1866-1945). 5-1/4 x 7-1/2", [vi] + 398 pages. First Edition. Hardcover. Good+/Not Issued.

$33.25

Within a Budding Grove
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Within a Budding Grove

By Proust, Marcel

New York: The Modern Library/Random House, 1951. 1951 Edition, early reprint. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD price intact dust jacket. No.172 in the Modern Library series. English translation by C.K. Scott Moncrieff. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages clean and supple, bound in bright green cloth hardcover, gilt-titled on spine, logo blind stamped on front. Cover is fresh and clean, bit of crimping to cloth at spine ends. Hinges binding firm and straight. Jacket is clean and bright, moderately rubbed along edges and spine folds, no tears or chips. 2.45 price on front flap. Publisher address "New York 22 N.Y." indicates this printing likely pre zip code era. 4-7/8 x 7-1/4". [viii] + 356 pages and 2 ad pages at end of book. Text stated to be complete and unabridged. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$22.80

Under a Thatched Roof
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Under a Thatched Roof

By Hall, James Norman

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press, 1942. 1942 Edition with 1942 printed on title page. VERY GOOD hardcover, lacking dust jacket. A clean. well-bound copy. Previous owner custom bookplate (Verner R. Willemson) affixed to front pasted endpaper. No other markings. Pages clean and near fine. Light blue cloth hardcover is titled in black on front and spine (including small line drawing of palm tree on front). Cover is lightly color toned along edges and spine; some crimping and a small tear to cloth at spine ends. Hinges have a slight wobble but are intact and straight; book block is firm. Color illustrated two-page title spread.5-3/4 x 8-1/2". [xii] + 228 pages. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$53.20

The New Disorder
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The New Disorder

By Forster, E. M.

New York, 1949. 1949, stated "First printing in America" which was printed in an edition of 1200 copies. VERY GOOD. Pages are crisp, clean and fine. A portrait of Forster by artist Paul Cadmus is tipped in as the frontispiece and is also in fine condition. 16 pages are staple-bound into a gray-blue paper wrapper, titled in black on front. The wrapper is sunned along spine and along left and top margins of the front panel. Top right corner of the front cover is creased and has a tiny chip. Paper starting to crack along spine but cover and binding are firm. Trim size is 6 x 9".. First American Edition. Wrapper. Very Good.

$39.90

The Underground Man
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The Underground Man

By Jackson, Mick

U.S.A.: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1997. 1997 First Edition, First Printing with full number line. FINE in FINE price intact dust jacket. A lovely copy in pristine condition - clean, unmarked and tightly bound in hardcover of white boards with violet cloth spine (title stamped in silver on spine.) The book is based on the life of a "singularly eccentric" man - William John Cavendish-Bentinck-Scott, 5th Duke of Portland (1800-1879). The book was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and for the 1997 Whitbread Award for best first novel. 5-7/8 x 8-1/2". viii + 262 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fiine/Fine.

$18.95

The Misdemeanors of Nancy
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The Misdemeanors of Nancy

By Hoyt, Eleanor

New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1902. NEAR FINE April 1902 Edition. AUTHOR INSCRIBED on front free endpaper, in black pen, "With the compliments of Eleanor Hoyt." Previous owner's small leather bookplate on front pasted end has caused a square of toning on the free endpaper, part of it over the inscription, but not obscuring it. No other markings. Pages fresh and fine. Green cloth hardcover is gilt-titled on spine; front cover has gilt title and decorations with blind embossed rule surrounding. Cover spine has darkened, spine ends and corner tips lightly rubbed, otherwise cover is fine. Slight lean to spine, some tearing to endpapers along hinges; binding and hinges remain firm and intact. 16 black & white illustration plates, including tissue-protected frontispiece. The first novel published by the popular author of the early twentieth century (and editor for the 'New York Sun'), Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd. 5-1/2 x 8". x + 213 pages. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Stanlaws, Penrhyn.

$32.30

Countess Helena. A Novel.
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Countess Helena. A Novel.

By Hague, Gertrude

New York: G. W Dillingham Company, 1900. First Edition; 1900 copyright and MDCCCC printed on title page. VERY GOOD+. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages toned along outer edges but are otherwise fresh and fine. Bound in green cloth hardcover with title gilt-stamped on spine; title and artwork stamped in red, black and white on front. Cover is attractive with only minor soiling and light edge rub, spine a bit darkened. Binding and hinges firm and intact. Countess Helena has many troubles, for she has been taught that marry she must but to expect little from man in the line of fidelity. She is betrothed to an officer who behaves so badly that the marriage is called off. She then marries Count Eugene von Rodan (when he is tipsy) who comes from a family known to be as mad as March hares. A turn of the twentieth century romp - now very scarce in the original edition. 5 x 7-1/2". 317 pages.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket.

$33.25

A Bibliography of the Writings of H.L. Mencken
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A Bibliography of the Writings of H.L. Mencken

By Frey, Carroll; Mencken, H.L. (Foreword)

Philadelphia: The Centaur Book Shop, 1924. 1924. No. 68 of the Large Paper Edition Limited to 85 copies (75 of which were offered for sale). Signed on limitation page by both Mencken and Fry. VERY GOOD. Internally Near Fine - faint smudge to top edge of title page, 2 leaves with faint soft crease to top corners - pages otherwise fine. Binding firm - short tear to top of front endpaper but hinge is firm. Black hardcover has gold title labels to spine and front board. Labels are rubbed and oxidized and type is obscured. Cover is shelf worn with white paper showing along edges, boards revealed at corners, spine ends chipped. Frontis caricature of Mencken. Foreword by Mencken, and 6 'blank' leaves at end of book for Future Collations. 6-1/4 x 9-1/4" ; 70 text pages. Signed by Authors. Numbered and Signed Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Slim 8vo.

$137.75

The Raven and Thanatopsis (2 Volume Set)
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The Raven and Thanatopsis (2 Volume Set)

By Poe, Edgar Allan; Bryant, William Cullen

Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1927. 1927 Edition, Limited to 450 sets for members of the Society. Books are NEAR FINE, clean and firmly bound. Slipcase is Good+. Books are beautifully typeset and printed on fine paper. Each has tissue-protected engraved limitation and title page; "The Raven" features 2 tissue-protected black & white engraved illustrations (artist is not credited.) Pages in both books are fresh and fine, many still uncut. The only marking are tasteful former owner bookplates on the pasted endpapers. Bound in black/dark blue cloth with leatherette embossing. Spines were gilt titled but gilt has worn off. Also there were double gilt rules along edges of front and rear covers. The gilt rules have worn off of "The Raven" but are bright on "Thanatopsis." Covers are otherwise fine and unworn. Binding and hinges tight and straight. Introductory essays by Henry H. Harper. Slipcase is covered in cloth matching the books, titled in spine with a paper label. Bottom right corner of label has chipped with loss of three characters from title - otherwise slipcase is clean and very good with only light edgewear. 6-7/8 x 9-3/4". "The Raven" has 38 pages. "Thanatopsis" has 26 pages.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Slipcase - Good.

$118.75

Jade Woman
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Jade Woman

By Gash, Jonathan

New York: St Martins Press, 1989. 1989 First U.S. Edition (Stated); First Printing with full number line. SIGNED BY GASH in black pen on title page. FINE IN FINE price intact dust jacket. A fresh, unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages crisp and fine. Bound in hardcover of green boards with black cloth spine, title stamped in gilt on spine. Binding and hinges tight, intact and straight. Colorful, unblemished jacket is in a clear archival protector. A Lovejoy mystery! 6-1/2 x 9-1/2". [xii] + 273 pages. Signed by Author. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine.

$23.75

The New Pantheon; or, An Introduction to The Mythology of The Ancients, In Question and Answer: Compiled for the Use of Young Persons.
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The New Pantheon; or, An Introduction to The Mythology of The Ancients, In Question and Answer: Compiled for the Use of Young Persons.

By Hort, W. Jillard

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1815. 1815 Edition. VERY GOOD. Early edition of this illustrated mythology, 1815 printed on title page. Internally very good+ in worn contemporary calf leather binding. Two previous owner names neatly penned on front pasted endpaper, a few penciled check marks, no other markings. A clean, complete copy with fold-out frontis engraving "The Mythological Tree" intact and with engraved plates of 16 gods. Pages clean with occasional light foxing, three plates moderately foxed. Cover is clean but scuffed and worn, particularly at corners and spine ends. Spine is scuffed and only 5 gilt rules remain visible. Leather is cracked along hinges but cover and hinges remain intact. Lacks front free endpaper. Binding firm, no cracks or splits. 3-1/2 x 5-1/2"; xii + 191 pp text; 8 pp index. Fourth Edition. Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo.

$47.50

Limpieza de Sangre
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Limpieza de Sangre

By Perez-Reverte, Arturo

Madrid, Spain: Alfaguara, 2006. 2006 Vigesima Edition. FINE softcover. A crisp, clean, copy in as-new condition. No markings, no tears, chips or creases. Binding tight. Lovely illustrated paper cover, with folded flaps, is clean and complete. The second book in the series "Las Aventuras del Capitan Alatriste." Black & white illustrations by Carlos Puerta. (In Spanish.) 6-3/4 x 9-1/2". 264 pages. Soft Cover. Fine. Illus. by Puerta, Carlos.

$18.95

Children and Their Literature
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Children and Their Literature

By Georgiou, Constantine

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1969. NEAR FINE Author -signed 1969 First Edition, First Printing, with full number line. Inscribed on title page, in green felt-tip ink, "For Al & Gert, with my warmest regards. Constantine Georgiou. January, 1969." No other markings. Pages crisp, clean and fine. Firmly bound in color printed cloth hardcover. Very slight wear to near fine cover - no stains, scuffs, tears or chips. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. No dust jacket, as issued. A comprehensive study of children's books, topics including the history and literary criticism; picture books, poetry, folk tales, fables and legends, fantasy, history as portrayed in children's literature and more. Generously illustrated with black & white reproductions of artwork in children's books as well as full-page color plates. An excellent resource for collectors, parents and educators. 7 x 10". [xii] + 501 pages.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued.

$42.75

The Book of Jones: A Tribute to the Mercurial, Manic, and Utterly Seductive Cat
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The Book of Jones: A Tribute to the Mercurial, Manic, and Utterly Seductive Cat

By Steadman, Ralph

New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1997. 1997 Stated First U.S. Edition, first printing with "A' in printing line. FINE in FINE price-intact dust jacket. A fresh crisp copy - totally unmarked. Tightly bound in orange hardcover, gilt titled on spine. Jacket has no tears, chips, creases or scuffs and in in a clear archival protector. Beautiful copy of a delightful book. 5-3/4 x 8-1/2". 80 pages. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$32.30

King Lear
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King Lear

By William Shakespeare

London: Oval Projects Ltd., 1984. 1984 Softcover Edition. VERY GOOD. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages fine. Color pictorial paper cover is lightly shelf and edge rubbed; no tears or chips. Binding intact, no splits or cracks. The complete text of the play is displayed within Ian Pollock's colorful, exuberant, offbeat artwork - as in comic books, you read and watch the action simultaneously. 7 x 10". [viii] + 140 pages. First Edition Paperback. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Pollock, Ian.

$14.20

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