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[A Hero of Our Time] Sketches of Russian Life in the Caucasus. By a Russe
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[A Hero of Our Time] Sketches of Russian Life in the Caucasus. By a Russe

by [Lermontov, Mikhail Yurievitch] A Russe

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London: Ingram, Cooke & Co, 1853. First edition in English. Original publisher's cloth binding embossed in gilt and blind. Yellow endpapers. Extremities a bit bumped, and small splits to cloth of spine at crown, center, and foot of front joint; front hinge cracked but holding. Bookseller's blindstamp of Swinerton & Brown and ownership signature of S. Powell to front endpaper. Internally else clean and unmarked. Collating 315, [1, blank], [4, Illustrated Family Novelist adverts]: complete, with engraved frontis, vignette title page, and six engraved plates. The first appearance in English, not only of Lermontov's masterpiece, but of any major Russian novel. This book was re-translated and re-published the following year, 1854, the same year that a second major novel of the Russian literary canon was released, Gogol's Dead Souls. Institutionally well represented, it is nonetheless exceptionally scarce in trade. No copies appear in the modern auction record; and the present is the only complete copy on… Read more
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Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858 (Manuscript Edition in 4 vols)
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Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858 (Manuscript Edition in 4 vols)

by Beveridge, Albert J.

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1928. First edition. Near Fine. Four volumes finely bound in crushed three-quarter morocco with gilt to spines. Top edges brightly gilt. Small bumps to corners of volumes I and II; gentle shelfwear to the bottom edges of several volumes. Bookplate of Mary Andrews Kilgour to front pastedown of each volume. Internally pleasing, bright, unmarked, and partially unread with some pages uncut, containing 4 frontispieces and 32 plates and maps. In all a lovely set. One of 1,000 copies (of which this is 113) containing a handwritten page from Beveridge's working manuscript tipped into the front of volume I. Progressive era leader Albert Beveridge entered American politics as a U.S. senator in 1896, becoming an avid supporter during Theodore Roosevelt's presidential campaign of 1912. Later in his career, Beveridge developed a reputation as a historian. He served as secretary of the American Historical Association, and he won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Supreme Court… Read more
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An Account of a New Comet. In a letter from Miss Caroline Herschel to Charles Blagden, M.D.
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An Account of a New Comet. In a letter from Miss Caroline Herschel to Charles Blagden, M.D.

by Herschel, Caroline

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London: Royal Society of London, 1794. First edition. Near Fine. From The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (Part I, Volume 84): p. 1. Bound with Part II. Recently bound to style with with gilt and red morocco label to spine. Some gentle rubbing to boards, else a tight, pleasing copy. Measures 216 x 165mm and collates vi, 168; [26, Appendix]; [v], [1, errata], 169-444 [7]: complete, including 21 plates. Some light scattered foxing and occasional offsetting from plates, but largely clean and unmarked throughout. Some margins shaved close, particularly near the headers, in Part II. Unrecorded by ESTC, this important early work by the first paid female scientist is recorded at only 2 institutions according to OCLC.Educated from early childhood in fields including music, philosophy, and mathematics, Caroline Herschel's scientific career was born out of her collaborations with her brother William, who invited her to join in household in 1782. "I was to be trained for an assistant… Read more
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An Account of Corsica
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An Account of Corsica

by Boswell, James

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First edition
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Glasgow: : Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis for Edward and Charles Dilly in the Poultry, London, 1768. First edition. With all issue points called for by Rothschild. Contemporary sheep. Spine decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with burgundy morocco gilt lettering label. Expertly rebacked with the original spine laid-down. Front pastedown with early ink signature (partially erased), pencil signature of D. Cecil Gibbs, armorial bookplate of Thomas Havers (with his name crossed out in pencil), penciled note: "J. Joseph's copy," and penciled bookseller's note. Penciled annotations at foot of pages 71 -72. Octavo (205 x 125 mm). Collating xxi, [1, blank], [1, table of contents], [1, blank], 382: bound without the final blank leaf (Aa8) but else complete, including the large folding engraved frontispiece map of Corsica (here in its second state) by Thomas Phinn. A very good copy."The first edition was sold out within six weeks, and a new edition (also of 3500 copies) was advertised for 1 April… Read more
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An Address Upon the Co-Education of the Sexes
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An Address Upon the Co-Education of the Sexes

by Magill, Edward

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Used - Near Fine
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First edition
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Philadelphia: Charles A. Dixon and Co, 1873. First edition. Near Fine. Original printed wraps, with stitching holding well. Small stamp of Andover Newton to top corner of front wrapper. Mild offsetting and toning to exterior, with top rear corner bent. 14 pages. Internally complete, clean and unmarked. The present argument for coeducation in the U.S. has become quite scarce, with no appearances in the modern auction record and no other copies on the market.Composed and presented by the President of Swarthmore College a decade after its foundation, the Address asserts the need for national access to coeducation, outlines its benefits both to women and the population at large, and strikes down counterarguments through the use of statistics from coeducational universities including Swarthmore and Oberlin College. While Magill posits that the burden of proof should fall on the detractors of women's education, he nonetheless uses Swarthmore and Oberlin's successes as evidence that women should not be… Read more
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The Admirable Crichton
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The Admirable Crichton

by Barrie, J.M. Hugh Thomson (illustrator)

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1914. Edition de Luxe. Limited to 500 numbered copies (this copy being 94), signed by the artist. Original vellum over boards. Front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt within a double gilt rule and a triple green rule border. Spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Silk ties missing and vellum a bit dust soiled. Large quarto (12 1/8 x 10 inches; 309 x 253 mm.). Collating [2, limitation leaf], vi, [2], 234, [2] with twenty mounted color plates (including frontispiece), with descriptive tissue guards. Black and white text illustrations. Color plate and mount opposite page 36 with vertical marginal crease. A Near Fine copy housed in a gray cloth slipcase.Laid in is the Leicester Galleries exhibition notice for the original drawings for this book.
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The Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Book Number 2
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The Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Book Number 2

by [Walt Disney Studios]

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Used
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First edition
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Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1932. First edition. Publishers color pictorial boards, color pictorial endpapers. Light rubbing to spine extremities and corners, rear inner hinge neatly strengthened. Two partial illustrations affixed to last two blank leaves. An excellent copy. [32] pages, including title-page and dedication. Profusely illustrated with color drawings.A follow-up to The Adventures of Mickey Mouse Book 1, featuring a supporting cast and personalities that align more closely to the Mickey Mouse short films and comic strip of the time. Characters include Captain Church Mouse, Tanglefoot, Peg-Leg Pete, and Pluto along with Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
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The Adventures of Mickey Mouse
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The Adventures of Mickey Mouse

by [Walt Disney Studios]

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First U.K. edition
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London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1931. First U.K. edition. Publishers color pictorial boards, color pictorial endpapers. Original color pictorial dust jacket with price 1/6d on front flap. [32] pages including title-page and dedication. Profusely illustrated with color drawings. A wonderful copy of the first major Disney story book published in the UKEvery page is illustrated in color with Mickey and the gang in this early and significant presentation of their antics and personality development. In fact, this book includes the first reference to Donald Duck, who didn't become a real Disney character until 1934. These characters have dominated the imagery and ideas of generations of children and this is one of the earliest appearances.
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The Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Book Number 2
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The Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Book Number 2

by [Walt Disney Studios]

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Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1932. First edition. Publishers color pictorial boards, color pictorial endpapers. Hairline crack along front joint and inner front hinge tender near foot, both overall holding well. Original price clipped color pictorial dust jacket, neatly strengthened at edges with tape and with a few small chips at extremities. [32] pages., including title-page and dedication. Profusely illustrated with full-color drawings non every page.A follow-up to The Adventures of Mickey Mouse Book 1, featuring a supporting cast and personalities that align more closely to the Mickey Mouse short films and comic strip of the time. Characters include Captain Church Mouse, Tanglefoot, Peg-Leg Pete, and Pluto along with Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
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Adventures of a London Doll...Written by Herself
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Adventures of a London Doll...Written by Herself

by Fairstar, Mrs. (illustrated by Miss Margaret Gillies)

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Second edition
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London: Henry G. Bohn, 1850. Second edition. Very Good +. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards with gilt to spine. Light rubbing to boards and spine, and gentle bumps to corners. Marbled endpapers. Early ownership signature of Emma Billings Hathaway to front endpaper. Frontis a bit loose at bottom corner but holding well; first signature a bit proud. Tape repairs to margins of pages 5-6 and 7-8 not affecting text. Occasional light scattered foxing. Measures 127 x 190mm. Collating [ii], 126, [2, adverts]: complete, including frontis and 3 coloured plates. First published in 1846 under the title Memoirs of a London Doll, the book's popularity led to a second edition in 1850 under the present title. A scarce children's book written and illustrated by women for little girls, OCLC reports that both the first and second editions are quite scare, with only 3 institutionally held copies of this edition. It is currently the earliest edition available on the market.Beginning with her creation in the… Read more
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Aesop's Fables
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Aesop's Fables

by [Arthur Rackham] Jones, Vernon V.S. (translator)

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First trade edition
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London: William Heinemann, 1912. First trade edition. Small square octavo (8 x 5 7/8 inches; 202 x 149 mm.). Collating xxix, [1, blank], 223, [1]. Complete with the original color pictorial dust jacket, the front panel with a reproduction of the color plate facing p. 84 "The Blackamoor", the spine correctly priced "6/= net" and advertising the 1912 Heinemann publication "The Four Gardens on the back". Dust jacket chipped at lower left of front panel, small chip on lower right corner, and small chip at top of spine, but with no loss of lettering. One small 'tape' stain at top of jacket spine. An excellent example of this original pictorial dust jacket. Publisher's green cloth, front cover and spine pictorially decorated and lettered in gilt, lower cover with publisher's blind stamp, pictorial end-papers printed in green, top edge stained green. Very slight browning on pictorial front end-paper from loosely inserted Leicester Galleries leaflet. Thirteen color plates, including frontispiece, with… Read more
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African Methodism in the South; or, Twenty Five Years of Freedom
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African Methodism in the South; or, Twenty Five Years of Freedom

by Gaines, Rt. Rev. Wesley J.

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First edition
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Atlanta: Franklin Publishing House, 1890. First edition. Near Fine. Original publisher's cloth binding with gilt to spine and front board. An exceptionally pleasing copy, square and tight, with the gilt just a touch faded to spine and rear corners gently bumped. Contemporary ownership signature of North Carolina clergyman and AME member W. E. C. Barham, dated Raleigh, NC Nov. 1891 to both endpapers. Some offsetting to title page. Collating complete including engraved frontis: xxii, [2, blanks], 305, [1, blank]. The only copy on the market, this early Black-authored history of the AME's work for abolition and equality in the South has appeared only twice at auction."African American Methodists developed an emancipationist ethos drawn from the democratic principles embedded in American civil discourse and in Wesleyan theology," a sector of Protestantism that welcomed their membership even before the Revolution (Dickerson). The A.M.E [African Methodist Episcopal] Church thus became a central space for… Read more
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The Age of Lewis XIV (in 2 vols)
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The Age of Lewis XIV (in 2 vols)

by Voltaire, Jean Francois Marie Arouet. John Lockman (translator)

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First Dublin edition
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Dublin: George Faulkner, 1752. First Dublin edition. Full contemporary calf with gilt and morocco spine labels. Front joint of volume I cracked near the crown but holding. Internally a lovely copy, much fresher than expected of an imprint from this era. Bookplates of William Paul to front pastedown of each; ownership stamp of Robert Paul to front endpapers and title of volume II. Small closed tear to margin of pages v-vi and paper loss to margin of pages 3-4 of volume I, neither affecting text. Collating complete: viii, 356; 258.68, [20]. A pleasing set of this important French history.In the Introduction, Voltaire declares that his aim is greater than merely writing the life of Louis XIV: "We would endeavour to describe to posterity, not the actions only of one man, but the genius of the age; that age which was the most enlightened of all others." Greater than the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome and that period "which followed the taking of Constantinople by Mahomet II," the age of Louis XIV… Read more
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Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp
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Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp

by Ransome, Arthur. Thomas Mackenzie (illustrator)

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First American trade edition
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New York: Brentano's, 1920. First American trade edition. Original light brown buckram pictorially stamped and lettered in red and blue on front cover and spine. Pictorial endpapers in black and white. Small booksellers label on rear paste-down. Heavy black stock for plate VI has neat repair, not affecting the image. . [128] pages. Twelve color plates mounted on heavy black stock, with descriptive tissue guards, and numerous designs in black and white in the text. Red lettering on spine a little rubbed, otherwise a Fine copy."Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, Mackenzie [1887-1944] studied at the Bradford College of Art and then at the Slade. When he finished his studies, he was commissioned by the publisher James Nisbet to illustrate in watercolour an edition of Arthur and His Knights [1920]. Most of his illustrative work shows the influence of Beardsley, Harry Clarke and colour plate illustrators like Kay Nielsen. The Crock of Gold [1926], for example, is illustrated with twelve colour plates and black… 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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Second (first published) edition
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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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An All Western Conservation Cook Book...By Aunt Prudence
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An All Western Conservation Cook Book...By Aunt Prudence

by [Cookery] Chapel, Inie Gage

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Used
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First edition
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[Portland, Oregon]: Evening Telegram, 1917. First edition. Original oilcloth on cardboard printed on spine and boards. Some soiling and edgewear, but binding strong and sound. Textblock toned at edges; internally with occasional foxing or staining to margins, but with less than the usual kitchen spatter of a book of this kind. Manuscript recipes written in a contemporary hand on the front endpaper; manuscript recipe and two newsclipped recipes laid in loosely at rear; several clipped recipes pasted in. OCLC reports only 8 surviving copies at institutions, with this presently being the only one on the market. A pleasing, research-ready copy of a community cookery designed to promote frugality and the local sourcing of ingredients.Vetting recipes for accuracy and originality, Portland Evening Telegram culinary writer Aunt Prudence (Inie Gage Chapel) produced a cookery of local recipes drawing on local ingredients. Her goal is a true community cook book: "We must teach one another to cook economically,… Read more
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The Ambitious Woman in Business
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The Ambitious Woman in Business

by Gilbert, Eleanor [Ann Rosenblatt]

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First edition
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New York & London: Funk & Wagnalls, 1916. First edition. Fine. Original green publisher's cloth binding with gilt to spine and front board. Just about Fine, with the smallest bumps to lower front corner and extremities of spine. Internally bright and unmarked; complete, including folding chart and rear appendix. The only first edition on the market without damage or ex-library marks; rarely found in this condition. An important book assisting the rising "modern" woman on succeeding in home life and business life to be a well-rounded individual.A compact and effective compendium of practical advice and encouragement for working women. While acknowledging that men continue to maintain power in business, Gilbert aims "to bring intimately to woman's attention the modern methods used by men to achieve great success in business, which she can apply in planning her own future." Women were increasingly recognized as members of the workforce -- studies in the same year through the YWCA had begun providing… Read more
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Amelia
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Amelia

by Fielding, Henry

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London: Printed for A. Millar, 1752. First impression with dropped pagination to page 22 of volume one, but with second impression correction to page 191 line four ("at the Folly") of volume three. With the often lacking Universal-Register-Office advertisement at end of volume two (M12r). Four twelvemo volumes ( 6 9/16 x 3 7/8 in; 167 x 99 mm). Collating xii, 285, [1, blank]; viii, 262, [1, adv.], [1, blank]; ix, [1, blank], 323, [1, blank]; vii, [1, blank], 296. Contemporary full sheepskin. Gilt rolled edges. Original black morocco spine labels. Sprinkled edges. With the armorial bookplates of Aluredi Baronis De Braye of Leicester. Original owner's small, neat signature to upper corner of title pages. Bound without the terminal blank to volume one (N12). Scuffing to all volumes, some loss to spine heads of three volumes. Loss of sheepskin at upper spine and to upper board to volume three, as well as loss to spine label. A few gatherings a tad insolent. Otherwise a tight, completely untouched,… Read more
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American Chivalry (Association Copy)
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American Chivalry (Association Copy)

by [Social Reform] Wyman, Lillie Buffum Chace

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Used - Very Good +
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First edition
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Boston: W. B. Clarke Company, 1913. First edition. Very Good +. Green publisher's cloth binding with bright gilt to spine and front board. Scattered rubbing to front board; small scuff to rear board. Tight and square. Internally clean and unmarked, containing 19 portraits, and 2 facsimile letters from Wendell Phillips and Joseph Twichell respectively. This copy presented by the author to activist and reformer Rev. Joseph Twichell, who was featured in the book and was part of a literary circle that included Mark Twain. Author's calling card affixed to the front endpaper with Twichell's annotation regarding the gift; two page Autograph Letter Signed from Wyman to Twichell affixed in transmittal envelope to front pastedown. American Chivalry is Lillie Buffum Chace Wyman's monument to the two largest social movements of nineteenth-century America and some of their leading figures: the abolition of slavery and women's suffrage. The volume is a collection of six biographical sketches of Wendell… Read more
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An American Tragedy (Presentation copy)
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An American Tragedy (Presentation copy)

by Dreiser, Theodore

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Used - Very Good +
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Limited Edition
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New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. Limited Edition. Very Good +. Two volumes in original publishers' boards. One of 795 deluxe copies, this one marked for Presentation, signed on the limitation page and additionally inscribed on the title: "For Mary Gold, who slaved on this. Theodore Dreiser." An excellent copy in all, with an important association. "Dreiser is widely regarded as the strongest of the novelists who have written about America as a business civilization. No one else confronted so directly the sheer intractibility of American social life and institutions, or dramatized with such solicitousness and compassion the difficulty of breaking free from social law. Dreiser had a genius for factuality: he recreated the inner workings of a factory, a stock exchange, a luxury hotel; he was definitive" (The New Yorker). Among the greatest of his works stands An American Tragedy, with its emphasis on sexual obsession and unquenchable desire. Indeed, the despair that characterizes the novel seems to… Read more
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