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Keats [signed By Author]

By Motion, Andrew

London, UK: Faber & Faber Limited, 1997. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Large Octavo. xxvi + 636 pp, list of 73 b&w plates, list of 23 illustrations in text, Introduction, text in 54 untitled sections, notes, bibliography, index. Signed by the author on title page. Text clean and unmarked, binding tight with very light bump to mid spine,, black cloth covers crisp, white DJ in mylar protector.. DJ with slight wrinkling around top and bottom spine edges and very light wear also, appears unread by previous owner. 6.5" x 9.5" black cloth boards, gilt spine letters, in white DJ.

$27.50

In Touch: The Letters of Paul Bowles

By Bowles, Paul,/ Miller, Jeffrey - Editor

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1993. First American Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Octavo. xx + 604 pp, foreword, chronology, early letters (prior to 1930), sections by decade 1930s through 1980s. Arabic glossary, biographical Glossary, notes, acknowledgments, index. four unpaginated double-sided glossy b&w plates. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, covers crisp. DJ with only light prior use in mylar protector. 6.5" x 9.5" half-bound black cloth, half black papered boards in illustrated black and bronze DJ.

$20.00

Nine Tales

By James, Henry

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1977. Deluxe Limited Hardcover. Full-Leather. Fine. Ben F. Wohlberg. Large 8vo. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. 678 pp, A Bundle of Letters; Daisy Miller; The Aspern Papers; The Pupil; The Real Thing; Owen Wingrave; The Turn of the Screw; The Beast in the Jungle; The Bench of Desolation. The 100 Greatest of All Time: Limited Edition, 1977. No Book Plate, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan leather with gilt embossed decorative boards, raised bands on spine, gilt lettering to spine, gilt text block edges, brown silk moire endpapers, and a brown satin ribbon.

$24.00

The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer, with the Original 87 Illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones, Together with an Introduction by John T. Winterich, and a Glossary for the Modern Reader

By Chaucer, Geoffrey; Winterich, John T. (Introduction)

Cleveland, OH: The World Publishing Company, 1958. Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Edward Burne-Jones. Thick Folio. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. xix, 554 pp, introduction, glossary, The Facsimile of the Kelmscott Chauces. Facsimile Reprint, 1958. Price clipped. Some small chipping along top and bottom edge spine and top edge front panel dj with age-toned spine and partially age-toned panels, and a 1" closed tear to bottom edge rear panel of same. Only the faintext wear with lightly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Off-white faux leather with blind-stamped floral decorations on front board and spine, and gilt lettering to spine.

$80.00

The Kingdom of the Blind

By Oppenheim, E. Phillips

Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company, 1916. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. F. Vaux Wilson. 8vo. 305 (4) pp, b&w tissue-protected frontis, 36 chapters. With Frontispiece by F. Vaux Wilson: First Edition, October 1916. "Edward Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946), was an English novelist, in his lifetime a major and successful writer of genre fiction including thrillers. Featured on the cover of Time magazine on September 12, 1927, he was the self-styled 'prince of storytellers'. He composed some one hundred and fifty novels, mainly of the suspense and international intrigue nature, but including romances, comedies, and parables of everyday life. He was the earliest writer of spy fiction as understood today." Inked name ffep. Minor wear to corner edges of boards with lightly age-toned text block edges. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with blind-stamped vessel on high seas on upper-half front board, gilt lettering to bottom half and spine.

$27.50

The Last of the Mohicans

By Cooper, James Fenimore

Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1979. Collector's Edition. Full Leather - Hardcover. Fine. Edward A. Wilson. Large 8vo. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. xi, 377 pp, color frontis, publisher's preface, preface by Edward Everett Hale, 33 chapters, notes by James Fenimore Cooper. The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written: Limited Edition, 1980. Book Plate with owner's name. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown leather with gilt embossed decorative boards, raised bands on spine, gilt lettering to spine, gilt text block edges, brown silk moire endpapers, and a brown satin ribbon.

$20.00

Tono-Bungay: A Novel

By Wells, H. G.

New York: Duffield & Company, 1909. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo. 460 pp, Book I. The Days Before Tono-Bungay was Invented: 1. Of Bladesover House, and My Mother; and the Constitution of Society; 2. Of My Launch Into the World and the Last I Saw of Bladesover; 3. The Wimblehurst Apprenticeship. Book II. the Rise of Tono-Bungay: 1. How I Became a London Student and Went Astray; 2. The Dawn Comes, and My Uncle Appears in a New Silk Hat; 3. How We Made Tono-Bungay Hum; 4. Marion. Book III. The Great Days of Tono-Bungay: 1. The Hardingham Hotel, and How We Became Big People; 2.Our Progress from Camderr Twon to Crest Hill; 3. Soaring; 4. How I Stole the Heaps of Quap from Mordet Island. Book IV. The Aftermath of Tono-Bungay: 1. The Stick of the Rocket; 2. Love Among the Wreckage; 3. Night and the Open Sea. First American Edition, 1909.. "Tono-Bungay is a realist semiautobiographical novel written by H. G. Wells and published in 1909. It has been called 'arguably his most artistic book'. It was originally serialized in The English Review beginning in the magazine's first issue in December 1908. It was serialized in the United States in The Popular Magazine beginning in the September 1908 issue. Tono-Bungay is narrated by George Ponderevo, who is persuaded to help develop the business of selling Tono-Bungay, a patent medicine created by his ambitious uncle Edward. Considered one of his most successful attempts at a social novel in the vein of Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray, Wells's tale is a panoramic view of an unravelling society." A few micro-tears to top and bottom edge spine coth with additional minor edge wear, and lightly age-toned text block edges. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with gilt-stamped lettering to front board and spine.

$17.50

The Poet At The Breakfast-Table: His Talks With His Fellow-Boarders And The Reader

By Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1872. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Jacket. 8vo. 418 pp, b&w frontis, text, index. First Edition, 1872 [BAL 8881]. "In 1856, the Atlantic or Saturday Club was created to launch and support The Atlantic Monthly. This new magazine was edited by Holmes's friend James Russell Lowell, and articles were contributed by the New England literary elite. For the magazine's first issue, Holmes produced a new version of two of his earlier essays, "The Autocrat at the Breakfast-Table". Based upon fictionalized breakfast table talk and including poetry, stories, jokes and songs, the work was favored by readers and critics alike and it secured the initial success of The Atlantic Monthly. The essays were collected as a book of the same name in 1858 and became his most enduring work, selling ten thousand copies in three days. Its sequel, The Professor at the Breakfast-Table, was released shortly after beginning in serialized installments in January 1859. Holmes's fame continued through his later years. The Poet at the Breakfast-Table was published in 1872. Written fifteen years after The Autocrat, this work's tone was mellower and more nostalgic than its predecessor; 'As people grow older', Holmes wrote, 'they come at length to live so much in memory that they often think with a kind of pleasure of losing their dearest possessions. Nothing can be so perfect while we possess it as it will seem when remembered.'" Minor edge wear with lightly soiled bottom edge margin to page 176, and age-toned text block edges. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt motif on front board, and gilt lettering to spine.

$45.00

Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World of Lemuel Gulliver

By Swift, Jonathan

Mount Vernon, NY: The Peter Pauper Press. Hardcover - Deluxe Reprint. Hard Cover. Fine/VG - Slipcase. W. A. Dwiggins. Large 8vo. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. In Original Slipcase. 285 (1) pp. Illustrations and Decorations by W. A. Dwiggins: n.d. [1950]. Pristine Slipcase. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue quarter-cloth with light-blue paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, and powder-blue top text block edge. Off-white paper-covered slipcase with maroon-bordered paper title plate and maroon lettering.

$22.50

In The Vernacular: A Secular Mass in C-Minor

By Armens, Sven

Iowa City: Maecenas Pr, 1990. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. 546 pp, Prime Time, Carnal Mass, The Prodigal Samaitan, The Forms of Salvation, Coda: The Last Word. Price clipped. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon cloth.

$14.00

Collected Stories

By Dahl, Roald / Treglown, Jeremy - Editor

New York, New York: Everyman;s Library / Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Hardcover Reprint / 5th Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. xxxviii + 850 pp, Everyman Library re-issue of 1991 edition, with new introduction by Treglown. Introducton, Select Bibliography, Chronology, The Stories, Appendix: Dates of composition and First Publication. , Binding tight, pages unmarked and clean, endpapers intact, covers crisp and bright, virtually unused copy. 5.25" x 8.3" x 1.9" red cloth with gilt letters & black laid on spine DJ in mylar protector.

$20.00

The Arthurian Legends: An Illustrated Anthology
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The Arthurian Legends: An Illustrated Anthology

By Barber, Richard - Editor

Totowa, NJ: Littlefield Adams & Company, 1979. First American Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Square Octavo. vi + 224 pp, introductions, 14 chapters featuring selections and introductions by Richard Barber of important motifs and historical settings in the tradition. chapter 1The Welsh Tradition; 2.The History of the Kings of Britain; 3.The Death of Arthur; etc. Texts taken from Marie de France, Gottfried von Strassburg, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Thomas Malory, et al, classic sources & interpreters of the King Arthur legend. Profusely illustrated in b&w, with many color plates also. Glossy white paper with marbled endpapers. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, covers crisp and very minor wear to bottom spine edge. 8.2" x 9.5" dark brown cloth boards in brown illustrated DJ (in mylar protector).

$17.50

Texas [Two Volume Boxed Set]

By Michener, James A.

Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1986. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. Charles Shaw. Folio. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. Volume I, pp. xviii 1-445. b&w frontis, acknowledgments, Fact and Firction; the Govenor's Task Force; I. Land of Many Lands; II. The Mission; III. El Camino Real; IV. The Settlers; V. The Trace; VI. Three Men, three Battles; VII. The Texans. Volume II. pp. 446-918, color map, VIII. The Ranger; IX. Loyalties; X. The Fort; XI. the Frontier; XII. The Town; XIII. The Invaders; XIV. Power and Change; Task Force. First University of Texas Edition, 1986. Creasing to gilt title plate on Pristine Box, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red/Blue cloth with white and gilt lettering to front board, half-star on spine, and map on endpapers. In beige cloth covered slipcase.

$40.00

Aesop Without Morals: The Famous Fables, and a Life of Aesop, Newly Translated and Edited

By Daly, Lloyd W. (ed.)

New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1963. Sixteenth Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good +. Grace Muscarella. 8vo. 317 pp, translator's note, introduction, The Life; The Fables; Aesop's Fables; Fables Excerpted from Various Greek Authors; Latin Fables; Appendix: The Morals; index. Third Printing, May 1963. "The author presents the Fables as adult literature, as an important and telling expression of Greek creative genius. For the Aesopic Fables are reflections in the mirror of self-examination. According to Daly, the cynical vein of the Fables runs so strong that it must be objious that they were not intended for the edification of youth; a number of the Fables, in fact, have no moral content whatsoever." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Owner's ex libris plate on ffep. Small chipping along top and bottom edge spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Beige cloth with black lettering to spine.

$20.00

The Devil's Dictionary

By Bierce, Ambrose

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, Publishers, 1979. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Jean-Claude Suares. Large 8vo. 156 (3) pp. with b&w illustrations throughout. Book Club (BCE/BOMC), 1979. "The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by Ambrose Bierce consisting of common words followed by humorous and satirical definitions. A masterpiece of satiric art, here are collected his brilliant epigrammatic swipes at Amrican delusions, illusions, follies, and foibles --- as pointed today as when it first appeared in 1908. The lexicon was written over three decades as a series of installments for magazines and newspapers. Bierce's witty definitions were imitated and plagiarized for years before he gathered them into books, first as The Cynic's Word Book in 1906 and then in a more complete version as The Devil's Dictionary in 1911, though he was not the first writer to use amusing definitions as a format for satire. In 1973, the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration was created by an act of Congress to create events and commemorations to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Bicentennial Administration decided to select The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature, one hundred books written by Americans that actually helped to shape the very course of our nation. Faculty members of universities in all fifty states submitted nominations. The final choices included 99 volumes of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays, but only one volume of humor: The Devil's Dictionary. Suares hilarious and sinister sketches give visual life to the acerbic aphorisms." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Tiny chip to top edge spine dj, with some addition minor wear to top and botton edge of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Grey cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

The Canterbury Tales (with Portraits in Miniature)

By Chaucer, Geoffrey

Boston New York: Limited Editions Club, 1946. Limited / Numbered. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good - Slipcase. Szyk, Arthur. Quarto. xx + 554 pp, (in Modern English), introduction, 24 tales (The Prioress' Tale is omitted), The main attraction of this particular edition is Arthur Szyk's superb color illustrations - at least 20 full page characters rendered. Signed & numbered on the colophon by Arthur Szyk. Top & bottom spine leather with minor defects - wear, very small surface tear. else Very Good. Contents show little sign of aging, decorative papered box with bumped corner on the closed side & light but noticeable wear to the other corners. 1/4 bound white grained leather & 3/4 color papered boards in box slip-case.

$225.00

The Education of Henry Adams : An Autobiography

By Adams, Henry (edited by George Hochfield)

Boston, MA: Limited Editions Club at the Merrymount Press, 1942. Limited/Numbered Edition. Hardcover - Cloth. Very Good - Fine/Very Good - Slipcase. Chamberlain, Samuel. Quarto. xvii + 486 pp, introduction by Henry Seidel Canby, preface, 35 chapters with title and year(s); e.g., I - Quincy (1838-1848) to XXXV. Nunc Age (1905) , including such well-known titles as XXV - "The Dynamo and the Virgin (1900)", XXXIII - "A Dynamic Theory of History (1904)", "XXXIV - A Law of Acceleration (1904)" ,, index. List of 12 etchings by Samuel Chamberlain, each fronted by bound-in fine tissue. Signed by Chamberlain with copy number on last page (colophon). Heavy drab red cloth boards, deckled fore & bottom edge, stained red-brown top edge. 7.4" x 10.3" red-brown cloth boards, with fading but easily legible spine letters, Binding tight, slight nick to fr bottom forecorner cloth, else cloth unworn, pages & gutters with very slight age-toning. Tan cardboard slipcase VG.

$75.00

Hunting Stories

By Faulkner, William

Boston, MA: Limited Editions Club, 1988. Limited/Numbered Edition. Hard Cover - 1/4 Leather. Fine/Fine - Glassine in Slipcase. Welliver, Neil. Folio. xiv + approx 100 pages, Introduction by Cleanth Brooks, two stories by Wiillam Faulkner. The second version of the stories (reprinted here) appeared in Go Down Moses. The Bear does not include Section IV of the revised edition, per the author's instructions if reprinted with the Old People. includes Limited Editions Club Letter. No. 551..10" x 13.5" boards - Green leather 1/4 bound, with 3/4 light brown cloth in clear glassine wrapper, & tan cloth slipcase.

$175.00

The Libera Me Domine

By Pinget, Robert

New York: Red Dust, 1978. First English Language Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo. 239. Translated by Barbara Wright: First American English Language Edition, 1978. "Robert Pinget (1919-1997) was a major avant-garde French writer, born in Switzerland, who wrote several novels and other prose pieces that drew comparison to Beckett and other major Modernist writers. He was also associated with the nouveau roman movement. The anatomy of a French village, revealed through its 'network of gossip and absurd remarks': from the words, the gossip, repeated, retold, each time a little differently, the life of the village emerges. The author writes that he is always searching for a 'tone of voice', and it is the seach for this 'tone' which determines the subject and the composition of the book, and may not be complete until the last page." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

Aunt Polly's Story of Mankind

By Stewart, Donald Ogden

New York: George H. Doran Company, 1923. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good -. Herb Roth. Large 8vo. 281 pp, b&w frontis, I. The Beginnings; II. Egypt and Mesopotamia --- A Step Foreward; III. Greece --- A Step Foreward; IV. Rome and the Christian Crusaders --- A Step Foreward; V. European Monarchies and the American Revolution --- A Step Forward; VI. The Glorious Present. Endpapers and frontis illustration by Herb Roth. First Edition, 1923. "A tongue-in-cheek look at history through the ages as told by regular member of the Algonquin Round Table. Stewart would go on to write many screenplays, including The Philadelphia Story and then be blacklisted and chased from the United States during the McCarthy Era, never returning to America during the final 30 years of his life.". Lightly rubbed corner tips with minor wear to white-paper title plate on spine, and faintly age-toned text block edges, else, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Bue cloth with white-paper title plates and black lettering on front board and spine, and illustrated endpapers.

$25.00

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