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GREENAWAY, Kate

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Autograph Letter Signed GREENAWAY, Kate. ALS. Holloway: [N.d., ca. 1895]. One page letter written to Duchess of St. Albany. (Measures 6 x 4 inches, folded) Written in black ink on mint green paper, folded and reinforced along spine. 11 Pemberton Gardens Holloway, N. Xmas Eve My Dear Duchess of St. Albany. I send you the photograph of myself. I am sorry to have been so long in sending it but I hadn't a copy at home- I hope you (?) and all your cute girls well. And I wish you all good wishes for Christmas and the new Year. With Kind Regards Your Sincerely Kate Greenaway HBS 67482. $325

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GREENAWAY, Kate

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Autograph Letter Signed GREENAWAY, Kate. ALS. Hampstead: 1898. Three pages. On her personal stationary. Octavo. (Measures 6 x 3 3/4 inches). To Mrs. Shaw thanking her for an invitation. 21st Feb. 1898 39, Frognal Hampstead, N.W. Dear Mrs. Shaw, I'm so sorry to hear you have had such a bad cold. I have been so fortunate and gone through the winter without one bad one- a wonderful thing for me. I think I would rather come one day and see you-When I should see more of you instead of Wednesday, 20 of March -For I fear I know nothing about Africa- I will therefore give the card to someone else if I find anyone who is interested in the subject- I get so very little time I have rather to dole it out- However I shall hope to come one day and see you when I hope you will have quite recovered. Yours Very Sincerely Kate Greenaway Thank you very much for sending me the card. I'm so tired- I've written such a stupid letter. ... Read more

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GREENAWAY, Kate

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Autograph Letter Signed GREENAWAY, Kate. ALS. [N.p.]:1895. Three page letter in Kate Greenaway's hand, written in ink to Lady Maria. (Measures 6 x 3 3/4 inches, folded). Christmas 1895 39 Frognal Hampstead N.W My Dear Lady Maria, I wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year, and maybe I hope I may see you before long- I am going for a few days to the Solcer-Sampsons on Boxing day- I hope it isn't going to be cold-It feels rather like it today. There is no almanack this year. So I send you the little pictures for xmas cards. Please forgive my sending your with Mr. Ponsonbys-but they rub so I thought they would do best that way. And you are going to have your little girls with you. That will rejoice you very much I know. The shops are quite long I think- everywhere so bright even up here- I always like last the time before Christmas-Oh -if only it wont freeze and snow-As soon as you have time I hope you will c ... Read more

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DANA, Richard Henry, Jr.

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Richard Henry Dana, Jr. Letters to His Daughter DANA, Richard Henry, Jr. ALS. Boston and Manchester: 1872. Three Autograph Letters Signed ("R.H. Dana Jr" and "R.H.D. Jr"), 18 pp. recto and verso, (conjoined leaves). Octavo. Boston and Manchester, 1872-1874, to his daughter, Elizabeth Ellery Dana. Lengthy and affectionate letters full of family gossip, advice, and details of his travel. Written in brown ink on Dana's personal stationary. Fine. Elizabeth Ellery Dana (1846-1939), the eldest of seven children, had two brothers, William and Edmund Trowbridge, and three sisters, Lucy (wife of William Channing), Ann, and Almy (later married to William Stedman). She also had several quite young half-brothers and sisters. HBS 66455. $3,000

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BEN-GURION, David

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ALS by David Ben-Gurion BEN-GURION, David. ALS. [Israel]: 1963. Letter to W. Colson Leigh Bureau Lecture Company dated Sept. 7, 1963. Written in English with blue ball point pen. Ben-Gurion explains that at this time "he is engaged in writing a book and will have to stay in his kibbutz Sde Boker." Original envelope. Rust from paper clip on top corner, stamp of when received dated July 15, else very good. David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973) was most likely working on his 11 volume history of Israel's early years. He was head of the World Zionist Organization in 1946. He largely led the struggle for an independent Jewish state in Palestine. On May 14, 1948, he formally proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel, and was the first to sign the Israeli Declaration of Independence, which he had helped to write. He is known as Israel's founding father. HBS 67045. $1,000

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Thank You Letter With Four Sketches GREENAWAY, Kate. ALS With Four Small Drawings (2 Sided). [London]: 1888. (Measures 6 x 4" , double sided; 10 x 8", framed). Thank you note in pen to F. Morkler with 4 small drawings in her typical style illustrating young Victorian children, 2 with bonnets, all profiles and quite charming. 13th Nov. 1888 50 Frognal Hampstead N.W. Dear Sir, I have much pleasure in granting your request and thank you much for all the kind things you say of my note. Yours Truly, Kate Greenaway - P.S. I am sorry I have not a photograph I can send you. but I think you can get one at my Elliots and Fry's Baker Street. Matted and framed with blue checkered cloth and lace. Fine. HBS 67675. $875

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ALS to Peter J. De Blanc

JOPLIN, Janis

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Letter #11 Written by Janis Joplin to Her Fiance Peter J. De Blanc. [JOPLIN, Janis]. ALS to Peter J. De Blanc. [from envelope postmark: Port Arthur, Texas: September 3, 1965]. Letter #11 of a series of letter written by Janis Joplin to her then fiance Peter J. De Blanc. Letter signed "J". Two quarto pages (7 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches; 199 x 147 mm). Black ink, written on recto only of each sheet. With addressed envelope. Place, date and letter number from envelope. A very good example. "I just called you . And now I've had my little cry & now? I am writing you another g-ddam letter! And you aren't even f-cking reading them anyway probably. Well, true to course, here we are again in our respective roles. I just can't believe myself! My "role" is to somehow, w/ remarkable shortsightedness still believe that you couldn't have done it. Wow, I'm so funny! I've thought at times that I must be very masochistic because I never learn- I mean you just keep hurting me over & over. And then I have also thought that ... Read more

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Love Notes Written Between Howard Hughes and his Wife Jean Peters [HUGHES, Howard]. ALS to his Wife Jean Peters. [N.P. C. A. 1965]. One sheet yellow lined legal paper (14 x 8 1/2 inches; 355 x 215 mm). At the top of the sheet, a note to Jean, signed "Howard." Just below that note, Jean replied on the same paper and signed it "J". There are a few other notes in Jean's hand related to family issues on both sides of the sheet. On the reverse side along the margin is one line in Hughes' hand which reads "Boats this big are Hell to sell". Sheet with one fold crease. Overall very good. "Dearest, If you would like to come at the end of Cinema IX, I will go now and get it behind me. If you are sleepy, I will go after you go to bed. I love you so very much. Please write me a little note, Howard" [In Hughes's Hand] "Dear Love- I guess you know me pretty well- I am watching IX. I'll come in when it's over. I love you and am thinking about us on our yatch [sic]. Love J" [In Jean Peters's hand] "Boa ... Read more

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Letter From John Paul Getty to His Mother GETTY, John Paul. ALS to his mother, Mrs. George F. Getty. [Berne, Switzerland: July 15, 1932]. Single stationary sheet, folded to make four pages. Letter written in blue ink on three pages. (7 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches; 185 x 265 mm). On stationary from Bellevue Palace & Bernerhof Hotel in Bern. Signed "Paul". With envelope addressed to "Mrs. George F. Getty/647 South Kingsley Drive/Los Angeles, Cal./USA" postmarked 15-Dic.32 in Mexico, D.F. From the Hotel Ritz, Mexico D.F. With light crease fold marks. Overall very good. "July 15, 1932. Dearest mama, As you see I am among the yodeling Swiss. I drove down from Paris the other day and expect to stay in Switzerland a week or two. I have been so anxious to get a letter from you. It has been quite a little while since you wrote. I told you about meeting June in Paris in June. She is just fine, has a lovely suite of two big rooms in the Mirabeau hotel and is just radiating health and prosperity. Quite a contrast ... Read more

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[Aboriginal Portfolio]

LEWIS, James Otto

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One of the Rarest American Color Plate Books [LEWIS, James Otto]. [The Aboriginal Portfolio]. [Philadelphia]: [1835-36]. First edition. Folio (17 9/16 x 11 1/4 inches; 448 x 285 mm). With seventy-two hand-colored lithographs (out of eighty) by Lehman and Duval and the original folio broadside advertisement for parts one through three bound in. Without the title-page as usual. Contemporary half red morocco over cloth boards. Front board with gilt pictorial centerpiece, an American Indian within an ovular foliate frame. Spine tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Coated white endpapers. All edges gilt. Endpapers slightly soiled and foxed. Old tape repairs to the verso of the plates entitled "Kee-O-Kuck", "Sun-A-Get", and "A Winnebago Squaw". Overall a fine copy housed in a half morocco clamshell. One of the rarest American color-plate books, Lewis's "Aboriginal Portfolio" was one of theearliest grand color printing projects in the United States and the first illustrated book to take on Amer ... Read more

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Academy for Grown Horsemen,

BUNBURY, Henry William

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First Edition, With Twelve Engraved Plates BUNBURY, Henry William. [GAMBADO, ESQ., Geoffrey]. An Academy for Grown Horsemen, Containing the Completest Instructions for Walking, Trotting, Cantering, Galloping, Stumbling, and Tumbling. Illustrated with Copper Plates, and Adorned with a Portrait of the Author. London: Printed for W. Dickinson, 1787. First Edition. With 12 stipple engraved plates including the frontispiece. vi,[3],vi-xx,38 pp. Collates the same as the copy in the ESTC. They mention "Imperfect; wanting B1 of the prelims? - possibly deliberately mis-signed in order to support the Ă­missingĂ­ portion of the authorĂ­s preface- see editor's note" Editor's note reads "The editor has to lament that the first pages of our Author's work, are amongst those missing, but as the Author himself, in his Preface, seems to have arranged his string of instructions, the Editor thinks himself justified in placing those first that relate to the choice of a horse." Original drab boards rebacked to style with ... Read more

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Second and Much Expanded Edition MAY, Robert. The Accomplisht Cook, or the Art and Mystery of Cookery. Wherein the whole art is revealed in a more easie and perfect method, then hath been publisht in any language. Expert and ready wayes for the dressing of all sorts of flesh, fowl, and fish, with variety of sauces proper for each of them; and how to raise all manner of pastes; the best directions for all sorts of kickshaws; also the tearms of carving and sewing. An exact account of all dishes for all seasons of the year, with other a la mode curiosities. The second edition, with large additions throughout the whole work; besides two hundred figures of several forms for all manner of bakeĂ­t meats, (either flesh or fish) as pyes, tarts, custards, cheesecakes, and florentines, placed in tables and directed to the pages they appertain to. Approved by the fifty five years experience and industry of Robert May, in his attendance on several persons of great honour. London: Printed by R. Wood for Nath. Brooke, 1 ... Read more

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A Much Expanded Edition, Including Twenty-Two Engraved Scenes CASAS, Bartalome De Las. An Account of the First Voyages and Discoveries Made by the Spaniards in America. Containing The most Exact Relation hitherto pub lish'd, of their unparall'd Cruelties on the Indians, in the destruction of above Forty Millions of People. With the Propositions offer'd to the King of Spain, to prevent the further Ruin of the West Indies. By Don Bartholomew de las Casas, Bishop of Chiapa, who was an Eye- witness of their Cruelties. Illustrated with Cuts. To which is added, The Art of Travelling, Shewing how a man may dispose his Travels to the best advantage. London: J. Darby for D. Brown et al., 1699. Second English edition. Octavo (7 3/8 x 4 1/2 inches; 188 x 113 mm). [8], 248; 40 pp. With twenty-two scenes on four leaves of plates. The twenty-two small engravings are after De Bry and they depict "The Spaniards Cruelties on the Indians &c." "The art of travelling to advantage" (caption title) begins new paginatio ... Read more

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An Account of the European Settlements in America BURKE, Edmund. An Account of the European Settlements in America. Containing an Accurate Description of their Extent, Climate, Productions, Trade, Genius, and Disposition of their Inhabitants... A New Edition. Illustrated with Maps. London: John Joseph Stockdale, 1808. Considered the best edition of this work, which was first published in 1757. Quarto. [1-5]6-482[-484, ad leaf]. Two engraved maps. Contemporary calf, gilt, with two black morocco spine labels. Marbled endpapers and matching edges. Minor wear to binding; rubbing to joints. Some browning and offsetting to first and last few leaves. Overall, near fine. Armorial bookplate of William Ruddell Clarke, small ticket, and clipped quotation mounted to front pastedown. Sabin 9282. Howes B974. Todd 4h. HBS 66781. $1,500

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An Account of the European Settlements in America BURKE, Edmund. An Account of the European Settlements in America. In Six Parts...In Two Volumes. Vol. I. [II.] London: R. and J. Dodsley, 1757. First edition. Two octavo volumes. Two engraved folding maps by Emanuel Bowen. Modern full calf to style. Black morocco spine labels lettered in gilt. Two small paper repairs to title of Vol. II and a marginal repair to one other leaf. Overall, near fine. Sabin 9282. Howes B974. TPL 254. Todd 4a. HBS 66978. $1,500

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First Edition of Saul Bellow's "The Adventures of Augie March" BELLOW, Saul. The Adventures of Augie March. New York: The Viking Press, 1953. First edition. Octavo. 536 pp. Half gray and half black cloth, lettered in orange, dust jacket. Top edge orange. Jacket worn along extremities with some small short tears to top and bottom of spine. Very good. The Adventuresof Augie March won the 1954 U.S. National Book Award for Fiction and both Time Magazine and Modern Library board names it one of the 100 best novels. HBS 66599. $500

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The Fine "Ellery Queen" Copy DOYLE, A[rthur] Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1892. First edition, first issue with no street name on the front cover, "Violent" for "Violet" on page 317. Large octavo (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches; 235 x 160 mm). [4], 317, [1, printerĂ­s imprint], [2, blank] pp. With 104 illustrations by Sidney Paget in the text. Provenance: Detective story writers "Ellery Queen" (Manfred Lee) and "Barnaby Ross" (Frederic Dannay) names in ink on half-title. Original light blue cloth over beveled boards. Front cover and spine blocked and lettered in gilt and black. All edges gilt. Gray flower and leaf endpapers. Small ink initials to front free endpaper. Front hinge professionally and invisibly repaired with no loss of paper, back hinge starting but firm. A slight bit of shelf-wear to bottom of the spine. Some light foxing to a few preliminary and final pages. Otherwise a near fine copy, with immaculate gilt. Housed in a tan cloth clamshell. [Together w ... Read more

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The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Finely Bound by Bayntun and with Original Cloth Bound in DOYLE, A[rthur] Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1892. First edition with the misprint "Violent Hunter" for "Violet Hunter" on page 317. Octavo (8 7/8 x 6 1/16 inches; 225 x 154 mm). [4], 317, [1, printerĂ­s imprint], [2, blank] pp. With 104 illustrations by Sidney Paget in the text. [Together with:] DOYLE, A[rthur] Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrations by Sidney Paget. London: George Newnes, 1894. First edition. Large octavo (9 3/16 x 6 1/2 inches; 233 x 160 mm). [6], 279, [1, blank] pp. With ninety illustrations in the text (including frontispiece). Both volumes uniformly bound by Bayntun of Bath in full blue levant morocco. Gilt double-rule border on covers, gilt spines, lettered and ruled in compartments, gilt board edges and gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Original cloth bound in at the end of each volume. Early i ... Read more

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First Canadian Edition of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" TWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) . With One Hundred and Seventy Four Illustrations. Montreal: Dawson Brothers, 1885. First Canadian edition, mixed state. Quarto. 366 pp. Issue points are as follows: "Him and Another Man" incorrectly listed as p. 88., on p. 57 the eleventh line from the bottom lists "with the was," p. 155, the final 5 is larger (third state), p. 283 has a straight fly. Original full red cloth, gilt-stamped on spine. Spine slightly sunned with some soiling and a bit of touching up on the top and perhaps very slightly on the bottom, previous owner's small contemporary signature on verso of frontispiece. Very good. This edition was issued on Dec. 10, 1884. BAL 3414. Johnson, Twain,. HBS 67161. $2,000

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First Edition, First Issue of Tom Sawyer in Original Sheep TWAIN, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. First American edition, first printing. Octavo. [i-xi]xii-xiii[xiv-xv]xvi, [17]18-274[-276], [4]pp. ads. Illustrated. Publisher's library sheepskin with original black morocco gilt spine label. Expertly rebacked to style and with hinges reinforced with cloth tape. Original peach endpapers. Speckled edges. Some light scuffing to boards (especially edges and corners). Overall, a very good, clean, and still bright copy of this American classic in the very scarce publisher's sheepskin. In a quarter morocco clamshell case. BAL 3369. HBS 67166. $10,000

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