Literature from Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

When the Devil Was Well

by STEVENSON, Robert Louis; William P. TRENT, editor

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Published
1921
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$75.00

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New York: Privately Printed for Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach [by Boston: The Bibliophile Society], 1921. 4to (23 x 17.5 cm). Frontispiece portrait, folding facsimile plates of the manuscript. Original gilt-lettered parchment-backed boards; fragment of plain original dust wrapper. One of 450 copies of this "Small Complimentary Edition," issued by The Bibliophile Society as a "token of gratitude and… Read more
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$75.00

Fear of Flying

by JONG, Erica

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Published
1973
Condition
Cloth faded at edges and with light wear at extremities; jacket toned and with some light chipping at edges
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$175.00

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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973. Cloth faded at edges and with light wear at extremities; jacket toned and with some light chipping at edges. 8vo. [12], 340 pages. Original blue cloth; pictorial dust jacket. First edition. Presentation copy, with a lengthy inscription by Jong across the span of the title: "June '74 / For RIch /… Read more
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$175.00

Essays

by BACON, Francis

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Published
1903
Condition
Internal repaired tear on contents leaf
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$125.00

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London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1903. Internal repaired tear on contents leaf. Small 4to. vii, 323 pages. Original half black morocco, marbled boards, gilt-lettered on spine, top edges gilt, red silk page markers.
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The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

by [STEIN, Gertrude]

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1934
Condition
Acetate torn on rear panel and slightly offset on endpapers, spine slightly faded, light wear at extremities, generally a clean
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$750.00

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1934. Acetate torn on rear panel and slightly offset on endpapers, spine slightly faded, light wear at extremities, generally a clean and bright copy. 8vo. 310 pages. Frontispiece portrait of Toklas by Man Ray, photographic plates. Original blue cloth, lettered in silver on front cover and spine, top edges stained blue; acetate… Read more
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$750.00

Tender is the Night

by LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB; F. Scott FITZGERALD

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Published
1982
Condition
A fine copy, internally clean and fresh
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$125.00

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New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. A fine copy, internally clean and fresh. 4to. Illustrations by Fred Meyer. Original floral-patterned cloth; original glassine (chipped and somewhat irregularly folded as usual); publisher's slipcase (a few small scuffs). Number 542 of 2,000 copies signed by the illustrator and Charles Scribner III, author of the introduction. The illustrations include one… Read more
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Pylon

by FAULKNER, William

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Published
1935
Condition
Slight wear at extremities with a few small losses, remnants of an adhesion on the rear wrapper, slightly soiled
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$600.00

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New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1935. Slight wear at extremities with a few small losses, remnants of an adhesion on the rear wrapper, slightly soiled. 8vo. 315 pages. Original pictorial wrappers made from the dust jacket. Provenance: Alvin Grauer (signature on front free endpaper). First edition, the scarce publisher's advance in wrappers of the trade issue.… Read more
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$600.00

The Babe's Bed

by WESTCOTT, Glenway

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Published
1930
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$600.00

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Paris: Harrison of Paris, 1930. 8vo (22 x 17.5cm). 46 pages. Original unbound sheets. One of 375 signed and numbered copies printed on Pannekoek Holland of an edition of 394 (this is no. 16). The author's copy, unbound and in a manila envelope with Westcott's manuscript notes, giving Monroe Wheeler's initials at top "M.W." and three notes: "The Babe's… Read more
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$600.00

In the Money: White Mule Part II

by WILLIAMS, William Carlos

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1940
Condition
Some trifling wear at ends of spine and corners, slight soiling on rear panel, overall a fine, bright copy
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$1,200.00

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Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1940. Some trifling wear at ends of spine and corners, slight soiling on rear panel, overall a fine, bright copy. 8vo. 382 pages. Original blue cloth, silver lettering on spine; printed dust jacket, designed by James Laughlin. First edition, first printing, one of about 1500 copies printed. Signed by Williams on the front free… Read more
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$1,200.00

Black Armour. A Book of Poems

by WYLIE, Elinor

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1923
Condition
The lettering partially rubbed from spine, jacket with some large chips at top edge reinforced on verse at an early date, plus o
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From the Bart Auerbach Collection
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$450.00

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New York: Doran, 1923. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. The lettering partially rubbed from spine, jacket with some large chips at top edge reinforced on verse at an early date, plus other jacket wear. 8vo. Original pictorial black cloth, lettered and decorated in silver; in the metallic finish dust jacket; in a black half morocco slipcase. First edition.… Read more
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Two typed letters signed (in full), containing the texts of seven short poems in the body of the letters, to William Cole; New York, 13 and 14 May 1968

by RUKEYSER, Muriel

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Condition
Usual fold creases, else fine
Edition
From the Bart Auerbach Collection
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$150.00

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From the Bart Auerbach Collection. Usual fold creases, else fine. 2 pages, 4to. In the first letter, Rukeyser writes: "Once you asked me to send you some short poems, saying you did not know I had written any. - Here are four:" In the second: "And three more (all of yesterday's and today's have been published)." The seven… Read more
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Pictures by Maurice Sendak

by SENDAK, Maurice

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1971
Condition
Sealed and never opened in publisher's box
Edition
From the Bart Auerbach Collection
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$1,000.00

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New York: Harper & Row, 1971. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. Sealed and never opened in publisher's box. 20 prints of various sizes, loose as issued, plus introductory folder in large folding box, 16 x 24 inches, box with floral decoration and printed label; in original shipping cardboard box. First edition, limited to 500 numbered copies: 19 reproductions… Read more
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Selected Poems

by NORMAN, Charles

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1962
Condition
Jacket price-clipped and a trifle toned, but a fine copy
Edition
From the Bart Auerbach Collection
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$50.00

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New York: Macmillan, 1962. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. Jacket price-clipped and a trifle toned, but a fine copy. 8vo. Original maroon cloth; printed dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Fred Dannay with great respect (and affectionately) Charles Norman." Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee famously wrote under their… Read more
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Memoirs of a New Man

by COOPER, William (pseud. of Harry S. Hoff)

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1966
Condition
Spine a trifle soiled, front cover slightly bowed, else a very good copy
Edition
From the Bart Auerbach Collection
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$1,500.00

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London: Macmillan, 1966. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. Spine a trifle soiled, front cover slightly bowed, else a very good copy. 8vo. Original orange cloth; pictorial dust jacket. First edition of this satirical novel about a scientist and the bureaucratic infighting he encounters. The dedication copy to Pamela Hansford Johnson, fellow English writer and the wife of C.… Read more
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$1,500.00

Chaudron's Spelling Book, Carefully Prepared for Family and School Use

by [CONFEDERATE CHILDREN'S BOOK] - Adelaide de V. CHAUDRON

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Published
1865
Condition
A faint marginal dampstain on most leaves
Edition
From the Bart Auerbach Collection
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$450.00

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Mobile, Alabama: S. H. Goetzel, 1865. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. A faint marginal dampstain on most leaves. 12mo. 48 pages. Original tan pictorial stiff wrappers. "Fourth edition - Thirtieth Thousand" on front cover. Two full-page woodcuts (one of a printing press) and numerous cuts in the text. A fine copy. Crandell 4039; Parrish & Willingham 7685. Of… Read more
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$450.00

Venetian Life

by [HASSAM, Childe, illustrator] - William Dean HOWELLS

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Published
1892
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From the Bart Auerbach Collection
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$125.00

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Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1892. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. 2 volumes, 12mo. Original gilt-decorated white cloth, top edges gilt; original unprinted gold-colored cloth dust wrappers (spines darkened). First illustrated edition, trade issue, with a new two-page Preface by Howells. Of the 18 illustrations, reproduced in aquatint, seven are by Childe Hassam. A fine set. BAL 9664; Bennett, 'A Practical… Read more
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Autograph letter signed ("R. H. Dana Jr." to "Messrs Stimpson"; Boston, 30 December 1858

by DANA, Richard Henry, Jr.

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Condition
Usual folds, but fine
Edition
From the Bart Auerbach Collection
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$150.00

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From the Bart Auerbach Collection. Usual folds, but fine. One page, 8vo. The author, best known for 'Two Years Before the Mast', comments on the "air pipe" he has purchased and orders a drum. (BA).
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A Musical Chair

by MACKENZIE, COMPTON

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Published
1939
Condition
Spine faded and a little soiled at bottom, sides slightly marked
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From the Bart Auerbach Collection
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$450.00

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London: Chatto & Windus, 1939. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. Spine faded and a little soiled at bottom, sides slightly marked. 8vo. Original reddish-brown cloth. First edition. The book is dedicated to five people. This is the dedication copy to Walter Yoemans, inscribed by the author on the dedication page: "To Walter Yoemans without whom this book would… Read more
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$450.00

Salthaven

by JACOBS, W. W.

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1908
Condition
Fine
Edition
From the Bart Auerbach Collection
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$650.00

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London: Methuen, 1908. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. Fine. 8vo. With twelve illustrations by Will Owen. Original pictorial greenish-blue cloth, decorated in black and gilt. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page to Arthur Morrison: "To Mr. Arthur Morrison from the lesser author. W. W. Jacobs, Oct. 1908." Morrison was a neighbor of… Read more
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$650.00

Banners

by DEUTSCH, Babette

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1919
Condition
Spine and spine label defective, sides partially darkened and marked, a fore-edge of a leaf chipped from careless opening
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From the Bart Auerbach Collection
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$1,500.00

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New York: George H. Doran, 1919. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. Spine and spine label defective, sides partially darkened and marked, a fore-edge of a leaf chipped from careless opening. 8vo. Original gray boards, printed paper labels, uncut; brown cloth slipcase. First edition of the twenty-three-year-old poet's first book. The dedication copy to her mother, inscribed by Deutsch… Read more
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From the Bart Auerbach Collection. A total of 12 pages, 8vo, in ink, both letters with a few minor horizontal fold separations, but in very good condition. With an apparently unrecorded photographic portrait of Lanier. ALS of 24 August 1878: 7 pages, blue ink on white paper, with numerous revisions. The letter is a lengthy proposal to Kirk for… Read more
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$8,500.00