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1969 HANDWRITTEN NOTE (ANS) BY THE AMERICAN POET, ON HIS PRINTED SEASONAL GREETING, NOTES FROM...

1969 HANDWRITTEN NOTE (ANS) BY THE AMERICAN POET, ON HIS PRINTED SEASONAL GREETING, "NOTES FROM LAKE COMO.

by Meredith, William

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Connecticut, 1969. Original manuscript. Fine. 4pp. This two-page, seasonal message re Lake Como, NY (April 1969) was "edited nostalgically in December for his friends." On the front of this copy, the Connecticut poet has written in blue ink: "Dear Kitty-- Thank you for your kind note. I want to come see you, but New Haven is more realistic--I'd love to come down for dinner, or lunch, or better have you up, when you're there next." Gives the telephone numbers at his Connecticut College office and at home." Dated in December, 1969. Signed as Bill. 8.5" x 5.5
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ANCIENT SPANISH BALLADS: Historical and Romantic. Translated by J.G. Lockhart..

ANCIENT SPANISH BALLADS: Historical and Romantic. Translated by J.G. Lockhart..

by Lockhart, J.G., editor

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Edinburgh / London: William Blackwood / T. Cadell, 1823. First Edition. Morocco & Cloth. Very Good. Quarto. pp: xxvii, 209. Bound in quarter red morocco and grained cloth, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt; corners of boards scuffed. 9.5" x 7.5" Text in English.
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THE ART OF PROCURING PLEASANT DREAMS

THE ART OF PROCURING PLEASANT DREAMS

by Franklin, Benjamin

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Detroit: Blue Ox Press, 1937. Limited Edition. Original Wrappers. Fine. pp: 7, colophon; title-page vignette and tailpiece by Paul McPharlin. Bound in blue wrappers, sewn, with a cover woodcut of Franklin. 9.5" x 5.75" One of 250 copies printed for the Fine Book Circle in May, 1937.
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Autograph Letter Signed (ALS) on letterhead of Harper & Brothers Editorial Rooms, to a Miss...

Autograph Letter Signed (ALS) on letterhead of Harper & Brothers Editorial Rooms, to a Miss Bridgman, 24 January 1895

by Sangster, Margaret E.

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NY, 1895. Original manuscript. Very Good. One page, written clearly in black ink. Sangster sends her autograph and thanks Miss Bridgman "for your very kind and sweet letter....Cordially yours...." Signed in full. 8.25" x 5.25
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THE BEAUX STRATAGEM. A COMEDY. As it is Acted at the Theatres-Royal in Drury-Lane and...

THE BEAUX STRATAGEM. A COMEDY. As it is Acted at the Theatres-Royal in Drury-Lane and Covent-Garden. Written by Mr. Farquhar

by Farquhar [George]

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London: J. Wenman, 1778. Printed Self-wrappers. Very Good. 23pp, double-column format. Removed from a nonce volume; spine reinforced with archival paper. 8.5" x 5.25
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BIBLIOGRAPHICAL STUDIES OF SEVEN AUTHORS OF CRAWFORDSVILLE, INDIANA: Lew and Susan Wallace,...

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL STUDIES OF SEVEN AUTHORS OF CRAWFORDSVILLE, INDIANA: Lew and Susan Wallace, Maurice and Will Thompson, Mary Hannah and Caroline Virginia Krout, and Meredith Nicholson

by Russo, Dorothy Ritter & Thelma Lois Sullivan

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Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. pp: xv, 486, index; 11 plates. Contains full bibliographical entries and annotations. Bound in red and tan cloth, gilt-decorated spine, top edges gilt. 9.5" x 6
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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WORKS OF RUDYARD KIPLING [with] SUPPLEMENT TO BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WORKS OF...

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WORKS OF RUDYARD KIPLING [with] SUPPLEMENT TO BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WORKS OF RUDYARD KIPLING

by Kipling, Rudyard / Livingston, Flora V.

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NY / Cambridge: Edgar H. Wells / Harvard U Press, 1938. First Editions. Original Cloth. Very Good. Two volumes. pp: xviii, 523; xv, 333. Facsimiles of Kipling title-pages; index in each volume. Bound in brown cloth, gilt spine titles. 8.5" x 5.75" Prior owner's address label and name in both volumes.
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THE BLACK HOMER OF JIMTOWN

THE BLACK HOMER OF JIMTOWN

by Mott, Edward Harold

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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1900. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 286pp. Comprises 18 folksy sketches, including: The Man from Caloosa-Hatchee; The Jug of Live-forever Water; One-eye Pete Neaffie's Parrot; Scornful Sue and Lean Lucinda; Headless Ghost that Walked with a Crutch; &c. Bound in green cloth, stamped gilt and black, with a pastedown photo of an elderly Black man on the cover. Binding lightly rubbed, shallow tide mark and prior owner's name on front endpaper. 7.25" x 5" Jimtown is set in the piney woods of Cape Fear country, These sketches, which first appeared in The New York Sun, are narrated in dialect by an old man born "'fo' de wah" on "de ol' McKeevuh plahntation...." [Wright, American Fiction, III-3862. Work, Bibliography of the Negro, 470.].
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THE BOOK-LOVER: A Magazine of Book Lore, Vol. IV, No. 5, November, 1903

THE BOOK-LOVER: A Magazine of Book Lore, Vol. IV, No. 5, November, 1903

by Price, Warren Elbridge, editor

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New York: Book-Lover Press, 1903. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. pp iv, 193-284, v-viii ads; frontispiece of John Burrough's seated on a rock at Black Creek. Also here are a feature on Burroughs by Edward B. Clark, and pieces on Boston's Old Corner Book Store, Odd Book Shops, a 14th-century library, and other bookish matters. Bound in tan wrappers, printed in red and green. 12.5" x 9.5
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THE BOOK-LOVER: A Magazine of Book Lore, Vol. IV, No. 2, May-June, 1903 -- EMERSON CENTENARY issue

THE BOOK-LOVER: A Magazine of Book Lore, Vol. IV, No. 2, May-June, 1903 -- EMERSON CENTENARY issue

by Price, Warren Elbridge, editor

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New York: Book-Lover Press, 1903. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. pp viii, 97-192, ix-xvi ads; frontispiece photogravure of The Old Manse in Concord. Contains numerous articles on various features of Emerson's life and work. Bound in tan wrappers, printed in red and green. 12.5" x 9.5
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THE BOOK-LOVER: A Magazine of Book Lore, Vol. IV, No. 1, March-April, 1903 -- EDGAR ALLAN POE issue

THE BOOK-LOVER: A Magazine of Book Lore, Vol. IV, No. 1, March-April, 1903 -- EDGAR ALLAN POE issue

by Price, Warren Elbridge, editor

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New York: Book-Lover Press, 1903. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. pp viii, 96, 8 index, ix-xvi ads; frontispiece photogravure of the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage at Fordham, NY, "and numerous other articles and illustrations of and about Poe," including "The Truth about Edgar Allan Poe" by Eugene L. Didier. Also present are articles on The Grolier Library, Book Plates, the Native Literature of Porto Rico, the Art of Extra-Illustration, "No Time for Reading" by Andrew Lang, &c. Bound in tan wrappers, printed in red and green. 12.5" x 9.5". MInor chipping at spine ends. First printing of the Didier article on Poe, which occupies nine pages in this issue.
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THE BRUSHWOOD BOY.; With Illustrations by Orson Lowell

THE BRUSHWOOD BOY.; With Illustrations by Orson Lowell

by Kipling, Rudyard

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New York: Doubleday and McClure, 1899. First US Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. pp: (v)119; frontispiece printed in orange and black, 16 plates on text stock, others in the text. Bound in pictorial blue cloth, stamped in black, gilt and silver, top edges gilt, decorated endpapers; prior owner's book ticket and bookplate, else clean and bright. 7.75" x 5" {Livingston, Kipling Bibliography, 209. Bleiler, Checklist of Fantastic Literature, 170.].
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THE BUSY BODY. A COMEDY. As it is Acted at the Theatres-Royal in Drury-Lane and Covent-Garden

THE BUSY BODY. A COMEDY. As it is Acted at the Theatres-Royal in Drury-Lane and Covent-Garden

by Centlivre, Mrs. [Susannah]

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London: J. Wenman, 1777. Printed Self-wrappers. Very Good. 22pp, double-column format. Removed from a nonce volume; spine reinforced with archival paper. 8.5" x 5.25
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C. CRISPI SALLUSTII: OPERA QUAE SUPERSUNT, OMNIA. Ex Recensione Gottlieb Cortii

C. CRISPI SALLUSTII: OPERA QUAE SUPERSUNT, OMNIA. Ex Recensione Gottlieb Cortii

by Sallust

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Glasgow: Andreas Foulis, 1777. Foulis Press Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. pp: (iii), 324 with index. Bound in old flamed calf, flat spine gilt in panels formed by decorative bands and featuring crossed arrow centerpiece, red morocco label, marbled endpapers. Front joint cracked and holding, spine gilt lightly rubbed. 6" x 3.5" With the armorial bookplate of H.G.W. Sperling. Written in sepia ink at top of first blank leaf: "Henry Grace Sperling, Harrow Prize, Dec. 1807.
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CALICO BUSH. Wood Engravings by Allen Lewis

CALICO BUSH. Wood Engravings by Allen Lewis

by Field, Rachel

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NY: Macmillan, 1931. First Edition. Very Good/Good. pp: xi213; complete with four duotone plates on text stock. Bound in blue and yellow cloth with an all-over Native American pattern; in the matching dust wrapper with a long, repairable tear on the back panel. 8.75" x 7.25
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THE CANDIDATES; OR, THE HUMOURS OF A VIRGINIA ELECTION. A Comedy in Three Acts. Edited with an...

THE CANDIDATES; OR, THE HUMOURS OF A VIRGINIA ELECTION. A Comedy in Three Acts. Edited with an introduction by Jay B. Hubbell & Douglass Adair

by Munford, Robert

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Williamsburg: William Byrd Press, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. pp: 43, colophon. Bound in cloth-backed, decorated white boards. 9.5" x 6.25" This is copy #175 (limitation not noted). Farce written in 1770 about the inner-workings of Colonial Virginia politics.
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CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN PHYSICIAN & POET, OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, PHOTOGRAPHED BY WARREN STUDIOS
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CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN PHYSICIAN & POET, OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, PHOTOGRAPHED BY WARREN STUDIOS

by Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr

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Boston: Warren, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Head and shoulders sepiatone image of Holmes in coat, vest, starched collar and bow tie, looking slightly to his left. Printed on the verso: "Warren, Boston and Cambridgeport, Mass." Written in pencil, "OWHolmes" [not an authentic signature]. Holmes (1809-1894) was a New England medical reformer and author, perhaps best known for his "Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table" and related titles.
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CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN POET & EDITOR, JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, PHOTOGRAPHED BY SARONY
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CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN POET & EDITOR, JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, PHOTOGRAPHED BY SARONY

by Lowell, James Russell

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New York: Sarony & Co, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Head and shoulders sepiatone image of Lowell in woolen cloak, looking directly at the camera. Printed on the verso in red ink: "Sarony & Co., Photographers, 630 Broadway, New York. Napoleon Sarony, Alfred S. Campbell." Written in pencil above the imprint, "JR Lowell" [not an authentic signature]. Lowell (1819-1891) was New England poet, Harvard Law School grad, editor of an abolitionist newspaper in Philadelphia, &c.
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CERTAIN LETTERS OF JAMES HOWELL: Selected from the Familiar Letters as First Published between...

CERTAIN LETTERS OF JAMES HOWELL: Selected from the Familiar Letters as First Published between 1645 & 1655

by Howell, James

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New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1928. First edition thus. Cloth-backed boards. Very Good. pp: (xiii), 85 with colophon; frontispiece and four plates, ruled borders on all text pages. Bound in half brown cloth and tan boards, gilt spine title, top edges gilt, others rough-trimmed. Modest gift inscription on front endpaper, else near fine. 9.25" x 6" One of 1000 copies, 800 for sale. Letters written by Howell on his three-year grand tour of The Netherlands, France, Spain and Italy.
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THE CHANCES. A COMEDY. As it is Acted at the Theatres-Royal in Drury-Lane and Covent-Garden

THE CHANCES. A COMEDY. As it is Acted at the Theatres-Royal in Drury-Lane and Covent-Garden

by Beaumont [Francis] & Fletcher [John]

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London: Harrison & Co and J. Wenman, 1780. Printed Self-wrappers. Very Good. 21pp, double-column format. Removed from a nonce volume; spine reinforced with archival paper. 8.5" x 5.25
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