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The Old Curiosity Shop, and Other Tales.  Master Humphrey's Clock.
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The Old Curiosity Shop, and Other Tales. Master Humphrey's Clock.

By Dickens, Charles (Boz). Cattermole, George and Hablot Brown (illus).

Philadelphia.: Lea and Blanchard.. First American Edition.. 1841.. Ninety one illustrations including the frontispiece and in-text wood engraved illustrations, vi+362pp, cloth-covered boards with gilt embossed pictorial spine, 10 x 6 inches. Spine has been repaired (tears to cloth glued), interior clean and tight (very light soiling to lower edge of second title page), interior in very good condition. The Preface (numbered page 3) has been bound in following the two title pages and the List of Illustrations. This is the first American edition, published in parts, with two title pages as described in Wilkins "First and Early American Editions of the Words of Charles Dickens": the first for The Old Curiosity Shop (with illustrations attributed to Cattermole and Brown), the second for Master Humphrey's Clock (with ninety-one illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne). Both are dated 1841. .

$395.00

Scripts - A Monthly of Plays and Theatre Pieces.
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Scripts - A Monthly of Plays and Theatre Pieces.

By PLAY SCRIPTS) Munk, Erika.

New York.: Joseph Papp (New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theatre).. 1971 - 1972.. Monthly magazine, 10 x 7 inches, devoted to publishing new plays. Issue number 1 was published in November 1971; the last issue, number 10, was published in October 1972. There are two copies of number 6, while number 8 is missing. Playwrights featured in the ten issues before cessation include: John Arden/Margaretta D'Arcy, Eric Bentley, Ed Bullins, Lonnie Carter, Peter Handke, Adrienne Kennedy, Jakov Lind, Charles Ludlam, Robert Montgomery, Rochelle Owens, David Rabe, Sam Shepard, Ronald Tavel, Megan Terry, Susan Yankowitz, Bread & Puppet Theater, The Living Theatre. Number of pages varies in the 10 published editions: 80 on the low end and 105 on the high, with most in the 90s. Modest discoloration to some covers but overall good clean condition. The first page of Number 10, titled "To Our Readers," begins as follows: "The New York Shakespeare Theatre is obliged to terminate publishing "Scripts" as of this issue." An engaging collection of early 1970s scripts by leading dramatists of the era. .

$135.00

The Doll's House.
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The Doll's House.

By Ibsen, Henrik. H. F. Lord (translator).

New York.: B. Appleton & Co.. 1889.. First American edition of Henrietta Frances Lord's translation of "The Doll's House," published in England in 1882 under the title "Nora." Volume is 7 ¼ x 5 inches; 148 pages plus 4 pages of advertisements for Appleton publications. Covers show considerable wear, with small dings at top and bottom of spine, but binding remains tight and contents are in good clean condition. Faded ink inscription on front endpaper. "What Ibsen wanted to make hateful, and what he has made hateful, is Helmer's false view of half (of) humanity - a view that still is the view of life that most men hold, and that makes it possible for a man to be every inch a gentleman without being for that reason a human being.... It is this social pest...that Ibsen hates." .

$115.00

Marpessa.
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Marpessa.

By Phillips, Stephen. Connard, Philip.

London.: John Lane.. 1902.. Leather bound verse narrative by Stephen Phillips (perhaps best known for his dramas "Paolo and Francesca" and "Nero.") with illustrations by Philip Connard. Volume measuring 5 ¾ x 4 ½ inches contains 47 pages plus 4 pages of adverts for John Lane publications. Top edge gilt. Sun has bleached the volume's spine, while leather covers remain bright and clean. The publication of this small book corresponded in time with several noteworthy plays by Phillips staged in London between 1900 and 1906 by Beerbohm Tree. .

$48.00

Men without Women.
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Men without Women.

By HEMINGWAY, ERNEST)

New York.: Charles Scribner's Sons.. 1927.. 232 pp, 7 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches, black cloth-covered boards with gold title labels on spine and front cover, orange top edge, fore edge pages uncut, with ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. Previous owner's name on front free endpage, bookseller's label to rear endpage, last 6 pages have a soft crease at the upper corner, back cover has four tiny indents. Overall the interior is in very good condition. The scarce original dustjacket has light wear to the extremities and a few short edge tears; little paper loss (1/8 x 1 inch) to upper outside corner of back panel, 3/4 inch abrasion to lower front cover spine. The first edition, first printing of this collection of Ernest Hemingway's stories. Hanneman A7(a) .

$5950.00

The Short Reign of Pippin IV. A Fabrication.
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The Short Reign of Pippin IV. A Fabrication.

By STEINBECK, JOHN) Du Bois, William Pene (illus).

New York.: The Viking Press.. First Edition.. 1957.. Black and white in-text illustrations, 188pp, 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, cloth covered boards (hardbound). Color pictorial dust jacket. Fine condition. First Edition of Steinbeck's "fabrication" in fine condition with fine dust jacket. The essential points are present: 1) printed by American Book-Stratford Press; 2) No deboss (pressed design) on the rear board to indicate "book club edition"; 3) a list of Steinbeck titles on the dust jacket's rear flap; 4) the original $3.00 price on the dust jacket's front flap. An uncommon Steinbeck book in fine condition overall. .

$350.00

"Colonel Starbottle's Client" in The Newspaper Library (magazine)
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"Colonel Starbottle's Client" in The Newspaper Library (magazine)

By Harte, Bret.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin.: Cramer, Aikens & Cramer.. 03- 1891.. Volume III, No. 3, of "The Newspaper Library," March 1891. Stiff card covers, 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 32 pp. Very good clean condition. Volume contains "A Lying Vision" by the Irish novelist and politician Justin McCarthy, "Colonel Starbottle's Client" by Bret Harte, and "Nibs" by Lavilla E. Allen. Presumably the Newpaper Library represents the earliest publication of Harte's engaging story. See item 7358 in Volume 3 of the "Bibliography of American Literature." An uncommon item. .

$395.00

Gallerie Zu Shakspeare's Dramatischen Werken. In Umrissen, Erfunden und Gestochen von Moritz Retzsch. Fifth Series. The Tempest.
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Gallerie Zu Shakspeare's Dramatischen Werken. In Umrissen, Erfunden und Gestochen von Moritz Retzsch. Fifth Series. The Tempest.

By SHAKESPEARE) Ulrici, Professor Dr. Hermann (preface by). Retzsch, Moritz (illus).

Leipzig.: Ernst Fleischer.. 1841.. 12 (of 13) engraved plates, lx + plates, 10 1/4 x 13 inches, paper label on cloth covered boards (hardbound). MISSING PLATE 4. Fair condition. Covers soiled with half of paper label missing; interior sheets coming loose, dampstains and foxing to interior throughout. Beautifully illustrated plates by Moritz Retzsch. The depicted scenes are from Shakespeare's The Tempest. Text in German and English. .

$65.00

Reality Sandwiches 1953 - 60.
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Reality Sandwiches 1953 - 60.

By COLLECTED POEMS) Ginsberg, Allen.

San Francisco.: City Lights Books.. 1963.. Collection of poems, 6 ¼ x 5 inches, 98 pp., heavy paper wraps. Number 18 in the Pocket Poets Series. Text on verso of rear cover states: "Printed at the Press of Villiers Publications Ltd. Ingestre Road, London, N.W.5, England." On the copyright page, in text beginning "The Pocket Poets Series is published by City Lights Books..." the letter "t" in "Pocket" is incorrectly aligned, dropping below the letters preceding it. One stanza of poem on page 28 lightly circled in blue ink. Light toning to front and back covers; overall very good clean condition. One of the rare copies of Reality Sandwiches that has not been signed by the author. .

$110.00

Harper's Bazar.
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Harper's Bazar.

By LAWRENCE FIRST EDITION "Rocking-Horse Winner") Lawrence, D.H. Erte (cover illus).

New York.: International Magazine Company.. 07- 1926.. Profusely illustrated fashion magazine; 13 ¼ x 9 ½ inches; 148 pp. First publication of D. H. Lawrence’s "Rocking-Horse Winner," described in the Harper’s Bazar table of contents as "A Gripping Tale of a Little English Boy." Story illustrated by Smithson Broadhead. Magazine cover art by Erté (Romain de Tirtoff). Two vertical creases to front cover. Light toning at top of front cover and at bottom free edge. Chip at bottom of spine. Contents in very good clean condition. An uncommon Lawrence first edition. The magazine's editors have inserted the following descriptive text beneath the short story’s title: "A Story About Young England that May Mystify You but Will be Sure to Grip You." The magazine contains numerous fashion pages (various articles on the Paris Mid-Season Collections and advertisements for French Couture houses including Worth, Agnès, and Henri Vergne), fiction by Anita Loos and up-market advertising pages which include include Rolls-Royce, Stutz, Willys-Knight and Lincoln automobiles. Also an illustrated article "Luggage of Unusual Imagination Designed by Erté." An engaging lavishly illustrated time capsule. .

$950.00

La Mort D'Hippolyte.
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La Mort D'Hippolyte.

By LACRETELLE, JACQUES DE) Galanis, D. (illus).

Paris.: Editions Eos.. 1926.. 9 black and white plates with tissue guards and in-text illustrations, 123pp, 9 x 5 1/2, stiff card wrappers (softbound) with glassine protective cover. Two pages unopened, light toning to plates from tissue guards, light dampstaining to top edge of back cover and rear free endpaper. Interior clean and tight. Text in French with nine drawings and three vignettes by D. Galanis. .

$35.00

The Storekeeper's Dream
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The Storekeeper's Dream

By MORAL INSTRUCTION) Smith, Granville; et al. )illus)

Dayton, OH.: The National Cash Register Company.. 1909.. Color illustrated booklet; 9 x 6 ¼ inches; 32 pp (unnumbered); heavy paper covers. Four inch crease running from top edge of rear cover to free edge; bumped bottom corner of front cover; center pages have come lose from staple binding. Overall good clean condition, save for issues noted. A morality tale written in tortured verse. A young man, infatuated by a woman he cannot marry for want of wealth, takes to stealing from the cash drawer of his employer's firm. He is caught out and, in short order we're treated to: trial, prison, death. His businessman father, however, profits from the son's temptation and fall from virtue; he buys a National Cash Register, guaranteeing no employee of his will be tempted, as was his lovelorn son, to dip into a cash drawer. In sum: an odd ephemeral item obliquely promoting, through verse, the wherewithall to foil employee theft. .

$35.00

Little Gidding
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Little Gidding

By Eliot, T. S

London.: Faber and Faber.. First edition, second issue.. 1942.. Sixteen page staple-bound booklet in stiff card covers; approx. 8 3/4 x 6 inches. Light fading along spine and front cover's free edge; light bump at top free edge corner. Inscription on first page reads "Xmas 1942." Final portion of "Four Quartets" in good clean condition with issues noted. .

$25.00

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's Werke. Herausgegeben von Heinrich Laube

By LESSING)

Vienna.: Sigmund Benfinger.. nd. Ca. 1900.. Five volumes in three. Many black and white full page and in-text wood-engravings, decorative endpapers, xiv+419, 259, 278 pp, index, 4to (10.5 x 7.5"), marbled text block edges, gilt decorative embossed red cloth-covered boards. Light wear at extremities (two corners bumped with light fraying of cloth), light toning to endpapers, generally a particularly clean and bright set. The cover decoration features a bust of the playwright in gilt amid a black and gilt decorative fret work, with gilt and black decorative work on the spine, all as bright and fresh as when issued. Many of the author's famous plays are included, eg. "Nathan the Wise", "Miss Sara Sampson" and "Minna von Varnhelm". Text is in German. .

$88.00

The Atlantic Monthly Magazine.

By Berstein, Leonard, T.H. White, Pearl S. Buck, W.H. Auden,Dylan Thomas et al. Sauve, Erne de (cover illus).

Boston.: Atlantic Monthly Company.. 11- 1954. Volume 194. Number 5.. November 1954 complete issue of magazine, illustrated in color and b/w, 111pp, 11 x 8 1/4 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers as issued. Good condition; light rubbing to cover, small stain to lower edge of first several pages. Articles include "Symphony or Musical Comedy?" by Leonard Bernstein, "The Fairy Fire" a story by T.H. White, "The Touch of Life" by Pearl S. Buck, "The Welshman as Poet" by Dylan Thomas and "Plains" a poem by W.H. Auden. Cover illustration of Leonard Bernstein by Erne de Sauve. .

$35.00

The Poetry of the Sentiments.
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The Poetry of the Sentiments.

By VICTORIAN SENTIMENT & POETRY) Griswold, R.W. (edited by).

New York.: Leavitt & Allen.. No date. Ca. 1864?. Black and white engraved (mezzotint) frontispiece, decorative botanical borders throughout, all edges gilt, 320 pp, 6 x 4 1/4 inches, embossed cloth-covered boards with gilt decorative spine (hardbound). Cover moderately rubbed, 1864 owner inscription to front free endpaper, otherwise very good condition. Poetry by Joanna Baillie, Milton, Coleridge, Shelley, Bryant, Wordsworth, Shakespeare, Cowper, Drummond, etc. The frontispiece is a richly printed mezzotint engraved by Sartain of a mother and child. The poems by a variety of poets are divided into groupings: Admiration, Adoration, Content, Courage, Friendship, Gratitude, Honour, Liberty, Mercy, Patriotism and Superstition. The book sits snugly in the hand and was no doubt the source of quiet support and pleasure for its Victorian owner. A touching and thoughtful gift for the romantic in your life. .

$55.00

Illustrated Songs of Robert Burns. With a Portrait After the Original by Nasmyth.

By Burns, Robert.

No Place of Publication.: Scotland. 1861.. 6 engraved plates, unpaginated, elephant folio, gilt embossed cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Very good condition; light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, tiny splits to top of spine, front hinge cracked, moderate foxing, a few pages creased at corners. Includes songs "Ca' the Yowes to the Knowes", "My Heart's in the Highlands", "Last May a Braw Wooer", "The Lea-Rig", and "Logan Braes". .

$66.00

Bilder von Gustav Freytag
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Bilder von Gustav Freytag

By Freytag, Gustav

Leipzig.: G. Hirzel.. 1909- 1912.. 5 volumes, approx. 450 to 550pp each, 8vo (7.75 x 5 "), decorative embossed half leather binding, marbled boards, all edges marbled, occasional wear to extremities, but generally fine condition. Spines have four raised bands with three panels of gilt decoration and two gilt lettered title labels. An exquisitely produced set of 5 (of ?) volumes in fractur German with elaborate decorative binding. .

$158.00

Sylvester Sound the Somnambulist
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Sylvester Sound the Somnambulist

By Cockton, Henry. Onwhyn (del)

London.: William Mark Clark.. Third Edition.. 1849.. Black and white steel engraved plates, xvi+367pp, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, cloth covered boards (hardbound). Moderate wear to covers, owner inscription on front endpaper, occasional light foxing, overall good clean condition. A curious tale of a sleepwalker with humorous engravings (featuring many skeletons) by Thomas Onwhyn. .

$115.00

Rona, A Poem in Seven Books illustrated with a Correct Map of the  Hebrides and Elegant Engravings.
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Rona, A Poem in Seven Books illustrated with a Correct Map of the Hebrides and Elegant Engravings.

By SCOTLAND) Ogilvie, John. Hamilton, William (del). James Caldwell, (sculpt) .

London.: J. Murray.. First edition.. 1777.. 7 engraved plates and folding map, Dedication and Introduction (i-xviii)+ 219 pp, plus 1pp adverts for other Murray books, approximately 11 x 9 inches, leather covered boards (hardbound). Front cover, front free endpaper, title page and first engraving all detatched. Contemporary leather binding is in poor condition, with abrasion to leather, corners bumped, spine chipped and cracked. One inch repaired tear to map where it is attached; contents clean and bright. Engravings by James Caldwall after William Hamilton. Large folding map of the Hebrides (dated 1776) by M. J. Armstrong. A verse tragedy in rhyming iambic pentameter lines that unfolds in seven chapters, each prefaced by the Argument. The tale told is that of the misanthrope Basilius who spurns mankind, retreating with his young daughter Cleora to Rona, a remote island in the Hebrides whose inhabitants are unacquainted with the wider world. Years pass; Cleora and a shepherd of Rona, Philemon, fall in love with the blessing of Basilius. Tragedy comes with intruders from the outside world and, by the poem's end, Basilius, his daughter and her lover are dead. .

$800.00

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