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"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. .

$545.00

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

Diamond Head.
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Diamond Head.

By HAWAII-INSPIRED POEMS) Dillingham, Emma Louise Smith (1844-1920)

Honolulu?: Self-Published (?). 1891.. Poetry in booklet 9 ½ x 8 inches; title embossed on front cover, text bound by braided cord at top of volume, 12 pp comprised of title page, copyright page, dedication page plus 9 pages of text (seven separate poems) each with illustrations. An on-line version (hathitrust.org) features a University of California, Los Angeles, copy of the poems. Chipping to bottom of front cover, otherwise in good clean condition. The author was the wife of Benjamin Franklin Dillingham (1844-1918) the New England born industrialist who made a fortune in Hawaii, chiefly from railroads, during the last decades of the 19th century and early 20th century. .

$45.00

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

Look! We Have Come Through!
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Look! We Have Come Through!

By LAWRENCE, D.H. PROMOTIONAL BROCHURE) D.H. Lawrence withIntroduction by Frieda Lawrence. Adam, Michael (illus).

Marazion, Cornwall, England.: The Ark Press.. Ca. 1959.. Four page Promotional Brochure for Lawrence's "Look! We Have Come Through!" Brochure states: "Edition limited to 600 copies." Soft vertical crease; overall good condition. Center pages of the brochure reproduce the illustrations that appear on the endpapers of the volume's dust jacket, while the first page illustration replicates that appearing on the dust jacket's front cover. An interesting Lawrence collectible stemming from the Limited Edition of 600 copies published by The Ark Press. .

$25.00

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

By Griswold, R.W. (edited by)

New York.: Leavitt & Allen.. . 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, 1866 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 mezzotint engraved by Sartain. .

$75.00

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

The Devil's Motor. A Fantasy
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The Devil's Motor. A Fantasy

By SEVERN, ARTHUR) Corelli, Marie. Severn, Arthur (illus)

New York.: Hodder & Stoughton.. No date. Ca. 1910.. Six color plates (tipped in), decorative lettering, unpaginated, 11 1/4 x 9 inches, gilt lettered decorative cloth covered boards and spine (hardbound). Cover extremities lightly rubbed, a few small areas of faint soiling to cover, small paper label on lower spine; decorative book-plate and owner stamp to front pastedown, owner stamp and 1/2 inch area of paper loss to upper left corner of front free endpaper, front hinge split but still attached after front endpaper, 3/4 inch chip to lower left corner of single page (outside plate area), otherwise good clean condition. There is a smoky smell to the pages, as issued. A prescient tale by Marie Corelli of the vehicular plague of the future. "The Devil descends in a fiery motor car to wreak havoc on the denizens of the earth. On still on the Car rushed; and He of the sable robes and flaming crown urged apace its reckless speed with wild shouts of wilder laughter." Each page has printed smoke shadowing of about half an inch in all four margins in keeping with the title character's origins. Six color plates by Arthur Severn. Front cover depicts art nouveau bat wings attached to automobile tires. A good book for the auto-phobe. .

$345.00

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

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art

By Bidwell, W.H. (ed)

New York.. 01- 1847.. Bound volume January to April 1847. 4 engravings (with aquatint), two of which are engraved by J. Sartain; 572 pp, index, 8vo, rebound in cloth covered boards with title, volume number and date on spine, bookstore stamp on ffep, small blindstamp on title page, light foxing to interior, generally good condition. Many articles reprinted from other magazines. Articles include one of a series on female criminals and one on "Husband Catching" in addition to many more studious titles. The engravings include "Nemesis", depicting an angel of judgement watching over a thief. .

$40.00

The Hoodlum Band and Other Stories
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The Hoodlum Band and Other Stories

By Harte, Bret

London.: Ward, Lock, and Co.. First Edition.. No date. Ca. 1878.. 184pp + 14pp advertising at rear, 6 3/4 x 4 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers (softbound), preserved in a heavy board slip case; leather spine on slip case with leather gilt-lettered title label. Chip to cover fore edge; paper loss and splits to spine; text block cracked. An elegant presentation of a rare title. Contents include: The Man on the Beach, Two Saints of the Foot-Hills, Jinny, Roger Catron's Friend, the Man from Solano, etc. First Edition (BAL 7472). .

$325.00

Good Housekeeping.  1959 - 11
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Good Housekeeping. 1959 - 11

By THOMPSON, KAY)

New York.: The Hearst Corporation.. Vol. 149 No. 5.. 11- 1959.. November 1959 issue of the magazine, illustrated in color and black and white, 278pp, 11 1/4 x 8 1/2, in color pictorial wrappers as issued. Covers lightly worn with soiling to upper edge of front cover; interior in very good condition. This issue features "Eloise in Moscow" by Kay Thompson with color illustrations by Hilary Knight, plus color and black and white fashion illustrations, food recipes and ads. .

$45.00

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