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Serenade (Inscribed)
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Serenade (Inscribed)

by Cain, James M.

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2nd Printing
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. 2nd Printing. Very Good/Very Good. Inscribed by the author in the year after publication: "To Miriam Geiger / In memory of pleasant times / James M. Cain / Feb 17, 1938."Jacket art by W. A. Dwiggins. One of Cain's least-appreciated novels, a hard-boiled story about a dethroned opera singer who meets the love of his life while wasting away in rural Mexico, then attempts a return to fame. Basis for the 1956 film directed by Anthony Mann and starring Mario Lanza and Joan Fontaine.Second printing, from the same month as the first. Very Good in like dust jacket (there are three different color variants, no priority). Slight spine lean, Some brief chipping to the cloth at the crown, light bumping to the spine ends. Jacket spine slightly toned, else bright and colorful, with a few tiny closed tears and a few tiny nicks at the spine ends. An attractive copy. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket.
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My Portfolio: A Miscellaneous Collection of Prose and Verse, Presented by Kind Friends for the...
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My Portfolio: A Miscellaneous Collection of Prose and Verse, Presented by Kind Friends for the Benefit of a Reformatory School

by Campbell, Louisa

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Liverpool: Joseph A. D. Watts and Co, 1865. First edition. Fine. Original navy publisher's cloth binding with gilt to spine. Gentle bumps to corners, else in about Fine condition. Faint offsetting to pastedowns and occasional light foxing, else a pleasing, clean and unmarked copy. Collates complete: viii, 228. Laid into the front are a poem by the author In Memoriam of Alderman Herbert Campbell printed on mourning stationary and a handwritten subscriber's receipt for Miss Nicholas per L. J. Campbell. The only copy currently on the market, OCLC reports only one institutionally held copy.Compiled and sold for the benefit of the Liverpool Toxteth Park Girls' Reformatory School, which began relocating its campus in 1864 to a safer area of Liverpool under "the management of Mrs. Herbert Campbell" the editor of the present work (Children's Homes). My Portfolio acknowledges that when parents fail, it is up to the community to support the affected children. "This earth, seemingly so fair and beautiful, is… Read more
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In Cold Blood
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In Cold Blood

by Capote, Truman

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First edition
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New York: Random House, 1965. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. Near Fine in like jacket, with just a hint of toning to front and rear panels. Gentle rubbing to lower corners. Top stain dark. In all, a pleasing copy of this true crime narrative, which initiated a new genre.At its initial release, In Cold Blood catapulted the already infamous Capote into an even higher authorial strata, and it earned him praise as the inventor of a new genre: the non-fiction novel. Drawing on over 8,000 pages of notes and interviews, Capote constructed a chilling true-life tale of a quadruple homicide in a small Midwestern town, examining the town members affected by the deaths as well as psychological examinations of the killers themselves. The New York Times immediately praised the book: "a masterpiece...agonizing, terrible, possessed, proof that the times, so surfeited with disasters, are still capable of tragedy.". Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.
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In Cold Blood (Inscribed)
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In Cold Blood (Inscribed)

by Capote, Truman

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Sixth Printing
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New York: Random House, 1965. Sixth Printing. Near Fine/Very Good +. Inscribed on the half-title "for Barbara Cushman with all good wishes Truman Capote." A Near Fine copy of the book in Very Good+ dust jacket. Jacket with a chip from the crown, otherwise presenting well. There are plenty of signed first editions floating around from the Koch and Brentano's Club, but authentic inscriptions are quite scarce on this title.At its initial release, In Cold Blood catapulted the already infamous Capote into an even higher authorial strata, and it earned him praise as the inventor of a new genre: the non-fiction novel. Drawing on over 8,000 pages of notes and interviews, Capote constructed a chilling true-life tale of a quadruple homicide in a small Midwestern town, examining the town members affected by the deaths as well as psychological examinations of the killers themselves. The New York Times immediately praised the book: "a masterpiece...agonizing, terrible, possessed, proof that the times, so… Read more
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Lover or Friend? (in 3 vols)
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Lover or Friend? (in 3 vols)

by Carey, Rosa Nouchette

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London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1890. First edition. Publisher's original half brown cloth over patterned cloth boards. Gilt lettered spines. Publisher's original design gray printed endpapers. Spines very slightly cocked, otherwise fine. In three octavo volumes (180 x 113 mm) collating [4], 324; [4], 310; [4], 309, [1]. Scarce in trade and institutionally, OCLC reports only 11 libraries with this didactic novel.A very popular novelist in her own time, Rosa Nouchette Carey's ambition was "to try to do good and not harm by my works, and to write books which any mother can give a girl to read" (Black). Indeed, at a time when novels aimed at female readers were often decried as overly sensational at worst or frivolous at best, authors like Carey sought to infuse the genre with meaningful content. Marked by pious tone, domestic subject matter, and a large number of female characters, Lover or Friend? also "depicts the frustrations of women with some sympathy, exploring the pains of living up to high… Read more
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The French Revolution (in 2 vols)
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The French Revolution (in 2 vols)

by Carlyle, Thomas. Edmund J. Sullivan (illustrator)

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First Thus
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London: Chapman and Hall, 1910. First Thus. Large paper copy, limited to 150 sets, signed by the artist, this being 83. Two quarto volumes (11 x 7 1/8 in; 282 x 181 mm). Original quarter vellum over natural linen boards. Front cover and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Collating xii, [2], 418; xi, [1, blank], 484, with thirty-three black and white plates and 124 black and white text illustrations. A very Fine set in the original pale blue dust jackets, printed in red."Of the three great political upheavals which have altered the face of the world - the American, French and Russian Revolutions - only the French Revolution has stimulated literary masterpieces which, in turn, have made their impact, direct and indirect, upon millions of readers... They are Carlyle's book and ... Michelet's... Carlyle wrote his French Revolution as a secular 'tract for the times' and as a warning for his compatriots of the frightful consequences of materialism,… Read more
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Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works [With] Translations from the German by Thomas Carlyle (in 34 vols)
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Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works [With] Translations from the German by Thomas Carlyle (in 34 vols)

by Carlyle, Thomas

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First Thus
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London: Chapman and Hall, 1874. First Thus. Near Fine. Library Edition. Thirty-four octavo volumes (207 x 133 mm) uniformly bound by Morrell ca. 1930 in three-quarter crushed brown levant morocco over brown cloth ruled in gilt. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively gilt lettered and tooled in compartments. Two volumes professionally repaired at top of spines. Engraved frontispieces and plates. The Library edition, originally issued in 30 volumes 1869-71, with three additional volumes (translations from the German) added in 1871 and also a thirty-fourth volume as General Index . A near fine set. "In literature [Carlyle] was the pioneer who explored and made known the work of modern Germany. His literary judgments were penetrating, and (when he had a congenial subject) just; and on men like Voltaire, Burns, and Johnson he gave verdicts that approached finality. At a historian he is in the highest rank. Bating certain unimportant errors of detail, he illumined the past with astonishing insight… Read more
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Carroll, Lewis

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London: Macmillan & Co, 1866. Second (first published) edition. Very Good. The book that forever changed the face of children's literature. In the original publisher's red, gilt-stamped cloth, gilt edges, light blue end papers, Burn & Co. binder's ticket on lower pastedown. A Very Good copy, recased, preserving the original spine. Minor spotting and soiling to the cloth. Contemporary owner's signature on the front end paper. Early issue with the inverted "S" on the last line of the contents page. Housed in a custom clamshell case.Cleverly crafted by Oxford don Charles Dodgson under the pen name Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland remains one of the most influential pieces of children's literature ever written. The book has been published in more than 112 languages and defined the popular "nonsense" genre of writing in the nineteenth century. Given initially to the real-life Alice, Alice Lyttle, the original manuscript which was hand written and illustrated by Dodgson now remains with the… Read more
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The Hunting of the Snark (Publisher's Deluxe Binding)
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The Hunting of the Snark (Publisher's Deluxe Binding)

by Carroll, Lewis

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London: Macmillan and Co, 1876. First edition. Very Good. One of approximately 100 copies in the publisher's deluxe binding of red cloth. Full gilt illustration on the front cover, all page edges gilt, dark blue end papers, Burn bindery ticket on the rear paste-down. Rebacked with the original spine laid down. In Very Good condition overall, complete with all nine illustrations by Henry Holiday. With "Baker" not "Butcher on p. 83."Although best known as the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass (1871), Lewis Carroll...was also an avid reader and writer of poetry. He greatly enjoyed the poems of the Victorian writers Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Christina Rossetti. His own poems were varied -- some humorous nonsense, some filled with hidden meanings, and some serious poems about love and life...[Snark] stands out from all the other poems that Carroll wrote. It has inspired parodies, continuations, musical adaptations, and a wide variety of… Read more
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Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
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Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

by Carroll, Lewis

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London: Macmillan & Co, 1872. First edition. Very Good. A Very Good copy with the cloth worn at the corners and the spine ends. All edges brightly gilt. Internally quite nice, with the misprint "wade" for "wabe" on p. 21. Carroll's fantastical sequel to the classic Alice Adventures in Wonderland. Published in 1871, the book follows Alice as she enters a strange alternative world by stepping through a magical mirror. She soon encounters the nonsense poem "Jabberwocky", which Martin Gardner called "...the greatest of all nonsense poems in English", and later meets the famed Tweedledee and Tweedledum. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was a sensation when it was first published, and Through The Looking Glass received favorable reviews as well. The novel has been adapted into film, television, and stage. Carroll scholar Florence Becker Lennon calls the novel a "masterpiece - only a shade less than Wonderland" (Lennon, "Escape Through the Looking-Glass," 1971; pp 66-79). Very Good.
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The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales
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The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales

by Carter, Forrest

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First edition
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Gantt, Alabama: Whipporwill Publishers, 1973. First edition. Fine/Fine. A Fine book in like jacket, with very slight foxing to the closed textblock and a miniscule closed tear to the bottom edge of the rear jacket panel. In all, an exceptional copy of this scarce Southern novel.Josey Wales is a tale of vengeance, following the title character's transformation from peaceful midwestern farmer to rebel vigilante following the murder of his family by a gang of Unionists during the Civil War. Joining forces with Confederate outlaws sympathetic to his hatred of the Northern army, he ultimately refuses to surrender at the war's end and disappears into the South to begin a new life. The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales was the basis for the breakout Clint Eastwood film of the same name, for which Eastwood himself bought the rights, directed, and starred. The novel's scarcity is directly linked to its Hollywood history, in fact, as one of the conditions of sale on the movie rights dictated that the book's first… Read more
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The Life of Benvenuto Cellini written by himself. Edited and translated by John Aldington Symonds...
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The Life of Benvenuto Cellini written by himself. Edited and translated by John Aldington Symonds with a Biographical Sketch of Cellini by the same hand together with an introduction to this edition upon Benvenuto Cellini, artist and writer, by Royal Cortissoz with reproductions of forty original portraits and views illustrating the life. (in 2 vols)

by Cellini, Benvenuto. John Aldington Symonds (translator)

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New York: Brentano's, 1906. First Thus. Two octavo volumes (234 x 149 mm.). Contemporary full dark green morocco, covers decoratively paneled in gilt, spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled end-papers. Neat ink inscription on front free end-papers. Decorated title-pages and forty photogravure plates. A fine and very attractive set.The memoir of the Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier and musician . Brought into English by John Aldington Symonds, it includes numerous illustrations.
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The National Cookery Book: Compiled from Original Receipts for the Women's Centennial Committees...
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The National Cookery Book: Compiled from Original Receipts for the Women's Centennial Committees of the International Exhibit of 1876

by Women's Centennial Committees

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First edition
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Philadelphia: Women's Centennial Executive Committee, 1876. First edition. Original brown publisher's cloth binding embossed in gilt and black to spine and front board featuring the motto "E Pluribus Unum" [From Many, One]. All edges stained brown. Some rubbing to extremities and corners; light spotting to rear board. Hinges professionally strengthened. Brown coated endpapers. Internally complete and pleasing, with occasional finger soiling not affecting text. With a modest presence at institutions, the present work documenting the intersection of women's domestic labor and activism has become quite scarce, especially in this condition. The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 -- the very first official World's Fair hosted by the U.S. -- took place in Philadelphia from May 10-November 10 of that year. Overlapping the the Centennial of the Declaration of Independence, the event took on additional significance to the women's right's movement, thanks to Susan B. Anthony and the NWSA's… Read more
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Letters on the Improvement of the Mind, Addressed to a Young Lady
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Letters on the Improvement of the Mind, Addressed to a Young Lady

by [Chapone, Hester]

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First Edition
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London: H. Hughes for J. Walter, 1773. First Edition. Near Fine. Two volumes bound in one. Contemporary speckled calf with five raised band and red morocco label to spine. Joints cracked but holding firm; small chips to spine extremities. Top corners rubbed. Internally a pleasing copy, with offsetting to pastedowns and endpapers, but none of the foxing typical of this era. Measuring 90 x 155mm and collating vi, [1], vii, 200; [2], 230: complete, including titles for both. Currently the only first edition on the market, with only three other copies selling in the modern auction record (2016, 1976, and 1960).Initially released anonymously and in a small quantity, Letters on the Improvement of the Mind was written by famed Bluestocking Hester Chapone, whose name appeared in all later editions. Compiled in the volumes are Chapone's advice to her 15 year old niece, encouraging the girl's education across the fields of scripture, economy, geography, literature, and history. "Hitherto you have 'thought as… Read more
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volumes One and Two)
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volumes One and Two)

by Child, Julia; Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle

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First edition
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. Both volumes of Child's impactful cookbook. Both books in Fine condition, in original dust jackets. Jacket to volume one in Near Fine condition, jacket to volume two in Very Good condition on account of fading and dampstaining.Across her varied history as a government operative, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, a chef, and author, and a TV personality, Julia Child stands out as a woman of immense creativity and entrepreneurial drive. In direct contradiction to the expectations of her posh Pasadena upbringing, Child earned her degree from cooking school and founded L'Ecole des Trois Gourmandes with her collaborators Beck and Bertholle. Not satisfied with the limitations of teaching small groups of American expatriate women in her personal kitchen, Child set out to author what remains one of the most comprehensive English language resources for French cooking. Mastering the Art of French Cooking was a labor of love that took place across… Read more
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The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52
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The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52

by Clappe, Louise Amelia Knapp Smith [Dame Shirley]

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First edition
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San Francisco: Thomas C. Russell, 1922. First edition. Fine. One of a limited run of 450 copies signed by the publisher, of which 200 were printed on California bond paper (the present being copy number 210). Quarter linen spine over drab boards, retaining the delicate paper label to spine. Top edge brightly gilt. Brown endpapers. Ownership stamp of John B. Metcalf to front flyleaf. Internally bright, complete, and unmarked, with eight tissue-guarded, hand-colored plates. An exceptional example of this Zamorano 80 title.Born in New Jersey 1819 and raised in Massachusetts, Louisa Smith married Fayette Clapp, a young doctor, right before the couple sailed west to reach Gold country in California. (She added an e to her birth name as well as her married name.) Like so many of the people who sought riches during the California Gold Rush, Louise and Fayette were mostly broken by the experience. During their time living in mining camps along the Feather River, Louise chronicled the rawness, realness,… Read more
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Los Angeles Exchange. JNO Lawrence, Superintendent
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Los Angeles Exchange. JNO Lawrence, Superintendent

by Los Angeles Telephone Co

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Used
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First edition
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Los Angeles, 1882. First edition. Single sheet folded: 3, [1, blank] printed on stiff cardstock. Binder holes punched at head and foot of spine; encased in an early plastic sleeve with metal brad at bottom hole, with offsetting along spine where holes were not punched. The first telephone directory for Los Angeles, listing 90 subscribers and instructions on making calls to the central office. A scarce piece of Californiana with only two appearances in the modern auction record, the most recent over a decade ago.The telephone was invented on March 10, 1876. On April 3, 1882, the city passed an ordinance granting the Los Angeles Telephone Company the right to erect poles and lines within city limits. The first telephone office was located at the old River Rail Station, with phones being installed in Los Angeles that same year. The present directory, the first of its kind in LA, records 90 subscribers with their own phones and numbers. A delicate and scarce piece of California and Los Angeles history,… Read more
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The Friend of Man; And his Friends the Poets (Presentation Copy)
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The Friend of Man; And his Friends the Poets (Presentation Copy)

by Cobbe, Frances Power

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First edition
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London: George Bell & Sons, 1889. First edition. Near Fine. Original publisher's cloth binding with gilt to spine and front board. Spine slightly rubbed and soiled; gentle shelfwear to extremities. Black coated endpapers. Internally a clean, complete, and pleasing copy. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front flyleaf: "M. E. with F. P. C.'s dear love. Sept. 21. 1889." Scarce at institutions and in the trade, OCLC lists this title at only 9 U.S. institutions. Frances Power Cobbe was a leader in both the British women's rights movement and its anti-vivisection campaigns, as she maintained an intersectional approach to activism. "For Cobbe, as for a number of other Victorian feminists, there was a close connection between feminism and the anti-vivisection campaign, in that both were fighting to protect defenseless creatures from the limitless powers of men...Cobbe's battles against vivisection soon encompassed a broader attack on the arrogance, brutality, and atheism of… Read more
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When the Cat's Away The Mice Will Play
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When the Cat's Away The Mice Will Play

by Cogger, Edward P. Louis Wain and Palmer Cox (illustrators)

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New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1905. First edition. New Chimney Corner series No. 37 1/2. Full color glazed pictorial wrappers. Black and white illustrations throughout including ten full-page by Louis Wain (of which two are signed), and a title-page vignette by Palmer Cox. Transparent tape repairs to spine and the fore-edge to a few leaves. Pale gift inscription to upper wrapper. A scarce and attractive survivor to children's enthusiastic hands. Unrecorded by Dale.At the end of the last century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells). Here, alongside illustrations from Palmer Cox, who also specialized in Scottish fairytales… Read more
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Universal Cook
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Universal Cook

by Collingwood, Francis and John Woollams

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First Edition
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London: printed by R. Noble for J. Scatcherd & J. Whitaker, 1792. First Edition. Near Fine. Bound in later full morocco with gilt to spine; small cracks to front hinge but holding well. Marbled endpapers, and ownership signatures of Kate Neskey and Mrs. E. Bolt to later and original front endpapers, respectively. Internally Near Fine, with minor dampstain to top corner of original front endpaper and small paper loss to bottom corner of pages 353-354 affecting the catch word on 353; several plates trimmed close. Overall an exceptionally clean and neat copy of this rare cookery text, which shows none of the signs of kitchen use usually borne by books of this ilk. Collates [28], [12 Bills of Fare plates], 451 pages: Complete. Including the frontis and an additional plate on page 320, there are 14 plates in total. No copies have appeared at auction in over 6 years, and ESTC reports only 8 copies held at institutions in the US.Drawing on their experiences as the "Principal Cooks at the Crown and Anchor… Read more
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