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A Masque of Reason, (Signed by the author)

By Frost, Robert

New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1945), 1945. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Thin 8vo. 23 pages. Stated first printing. Signed by Robert Frost on the front free end paper and dated Cambridge, May 1945. Signed only, not inscribed to anyone. No former owner's names or marks, a very clean copy. Dust jacket is protected in new mylar, not priced clipped. Dust jacket has minor 1/8" chipping along the top of the spine and along the top of the rear panel. Light tanning on rear panel. Light wear, but over all a bright, attractive dust jacket. Binding and interior are near fine. An unusual copy being signed only and not inscribed to anyone. A very nice, attractive copy.

$675.00

Bech At Bay: A Quasi-Novel, (Signed)

By Updike, John

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, (1998), 1998. Hardcover. Very Fine. 8vo. 241 pages. Signed by the author on the limitation page and numbered. Limited to 1100 copies. Bound in full genuine leather with gilt decorations and raised bands on the spine. All edges are gilt. Includes silk moire end papers and a satin ribbon page marker. Also includes a Certificate of Authenticity from the Easton Press and a note card about the author and the book. No previous owner's names or marks, a beautiful, like new, gift quality copy. A collector's item.

$60.00

Ben-Hur A Tale of the Christ

By Wallace, Lew.

New York: Harper & Brothers, (1880), 1880. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. 552 pages with 12 pages of ads. First Edition, most likely second printing or very early printing. Bound in full brown cloth with gilt title and author on spine. Slight fraying top and bottom of spine. Book protected in mylar. Previous owner's small name sticker on the front paste down, Merritt J. Morehouse, Burge Plantation, Mansfield, GA. Interior of book is very clean, no foxing or marks. No date on title page, short six word dedication, "To the wife of my youth", "be-become" misprint on page 11. A solid, very early, clean copy.

$265.00

In Casa Mia: A Collection of House & Home Sentiments in Prose and Verse

By (Privately Printed for Violet and Hal W. Trovillion)

Herrin, Illinois: The Egyptian Publications, Inc., (1933), 1933. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Large 12mo - 7 3/4" tall. pp. 58, [7]. Frontispiece. Limited to 139 copies of which this is copy no. 26. Signed by the editor, Trovillion. Slight bump upper corner otherwise in crisp, clean, fine condition. No previous owner's names. Protected in new mylar. Also includes in yellow wraps, "As a Hobby a Private Press". A scarce, very limited copy of an early Trovillion publication, American's oldest private press.

$125.00

My Heart Laid Bare, (Signed)

By Oates, Joyce Carol

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, (1998), 1998. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Fine. Thick 8vo. 531 Pages. Stated First Edition. Signed by the author on the limitation page and numbered. Limited to 1100 copies. Bound in full genuine leather with gilt decorations and raised bands on the spine. All edges are gilt. Includes silk moire end papers and a satin ribbon page marker. Also includes a Certificate of Authenticity from the Easton Press and a note card about the author and the book. No previous owner's names or marks, a beautiful, like new, gift quality copy. A collector's item.

$60.00

An Irregular Guide to Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street, (includes two supplements)

By Christ, Jay Finley

New York: Argus Books & The Pamphlet House, 1947. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo. 118 pages. Book is protected in new mylar. Freely laid in are two supplements, one dated 1947 (11 pages), and other dated 1948 (7 pages). Binding has wear to the head and foot of spine, fading on rear cover. Interior is very clean, no former owner's names or marks. A scarce book of Sherlockiana.

$105.00

The Latimer Big Three, (The Lady in the Morgue, The Dead Don't Care, Murder in the Madhouse)

By Latimer, Jonathan

New York: The Sun Dial Press, (1940), 1940. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. pp. 296, 261, 313. Red cloth binding with skeletons on the spine, no dust jacket. Book protected in new mylar. Previous owner's book plate on the front paste down. Some old tape marks on the front and rear free end papers. In one volume, three complete novels of crime and detection by a master writer of mystery fiction. A scarce copy.

$45.00

With Walt Whitman in Camden, (Three Volume Boxed Set)

By Traubel, Horace

New York: Rowman and Littlefield, Inc., (1961), 1961. Hardcover. Near Fine/Slipcase Near Fine. 8vo. Vol. 1: xiv, [2], 1-473. Vol. 2: xi, [1], 1-570. Vol. 3: viii, [2], 1-590. Includes indexes. First volume has a folding facsimile of Whitman's will. The three volumes are square, tight, and very clean, housed in a slipcase that has some slight fading. Most likely the three volumes were issued with no dust jackets. An attractive set.

$125.00

Autumn Leaves

By Isaacs, May Stevens

Dallas, Texas: William T. Tardy, (1937), 1937. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo. 57 pages. Frontispiece of author. Book protected in new mylar. The very lightest of foxing at frontispiece and title page. Texas and Western poetry. Scarce.

$65.00

Idylls of The King, (full morocco binding)

By Tennyson, Alfred

London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1865. Hardcover. Very Good. 16mo. pp. [3], 2-261. Noted as a new edition on the title page. Bound in full green morocco with raised bands on spine, gilt title and turn-in gilt. Slightest of wear on binding. All edges gilt. Previous owner's name on front free end paper. Slightest of foxing on a few pages at beginning and end. Interior of book very clean. A tight, square, solid copy. Attractive.

$60.00

New Irish Poets. Representative Selections from the Work of 37 Contemporaries

By Garrity, Devin A., (Editor)

New York: The Devin-Adair Company, 1948. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. Woodcuts by Harry Kernoff, R.H.A.. pp. xiii, 17-209. Illustrated. Dust jacket protected in a new mylar sleeve, not price clipped. Dust jacket has minor chips and tanning along edges. Book has a few pencil notes, but no former owner's names.

$70.00

British Poets, (Three Leather Bound Volumes)

By Darwin, Pinder, Byron, White, Cowper, Burns, Robinson, Canning

London: Jones & Company, 1823. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. pp. Vol. 1; 100, 203, 5 plates, 314, vi. Vol. 2; 293, 76, 93, 163. Vol. 3; xv, 180, x, 243, 330. Illustrated with engravings. 1823-1824. The three volumes are bound in uniform full leather with raised bands on the spines and gilt tooling. The bindings are of the period. Marbled end papers. Some minor scattered foxing, mainly clean. The bindings have minor wear giving them an attractive, antique appearance. A very handsome set.

$295.00

The Tragedy of Jane Shore Written in Imitation of Shakespear's Style

By Rowe, N.

London: Printed for Bernard Lintott, [1714], 1714. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. pp. [9], 2-63, [1]. First Edition. Bound in modern 3/4 cloth with marbled boards. Author, title, and date in gilt on spine. New plain end papers. Some minor tanning on title page and final page. One inch damp stain lower right corner throughout. Previous binder's stitch marks visible left margin. Otherwise, pages are very clean with a fox mark here or there. Book now protected in mylar. Nicholas Rowe is considered the first editor of Shakespeare and published the first 18th Century edition of Shakespeare in six volumes in 1709. "The Tragedy of Jane Shore" professedly an imitation of Shakespeare's style, was played at Drury Lane with Mrs. Oldfield in the title role in 1714. Running for nineteen nights, it kept the stage longer than any other of Rowe's works. Jane Shore is frequently mentioned in William Shakespeare's play, Richard III. Jane Shore was quite the figure in 15th Century English history. Jane was known as "The Rose of London" for her beauty. She was a mistress of King Edward IV among others and even spent some time in prison. This is a rare, not often seen, first edition.

$3500.00

The Poetical Works of John Milton with Introductory Memoir, Notes, Bibliography Etc., (bound in full leather)

By Milton, John

London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co., 1898. Hardcover. Very Good. Thick 12mo. 608 pages. The "Imperial" Poets. Illustrated with six tipped in photos from Poulton's Series including the frontispiece. Full green leather binding with raised bands and gilt decorations on spine. Emblem in gilt on the front board of the Marlborough College. Slight wear on binding, but solid, square, and tight. All edges marbled. Marbled end papers. Previous owner's gift inscription dated 1899 on the first blank page. Light foxing on a few pages at beginning and end. Interior of book is very clean. An attractive edition.

$85.00

The Night Air

By Dowd, Harrison

New York: The Dial Press, 1950. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo. 338 pages. Dust jacket protected in a new mylar sleeve, not price clipped. Dust jacket has small closed tears and chips along the top and bottom. Binding has light edge wear, otherwise strong and tight. Interior of book is very clean, no former owner's names or marks. A scarce copy of the author's only book.

$75.00

Poems of James Montgomery, (bound in gilt decorated full morocco)

By Montgomery, James. Selected and Edited by Robert Aris Willmott

London: Routledge, Warne, & Routledge, 1860. Hardcover. Very Good. Thick 8vo. John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. pp. [21], 1-379, [1]. Beautifully bound in full, green morocco with raised bands and gilt decorations on the spine and front and rear covers. The name of the Trinity Church School, Springfield in gilt on the front cover. Very slight edge and corner wear. All edges are in gilt. No former owner's names in the book. Includes 100 illustrations. Interior of book is fairly clean with very light to moderate foxing. Book is very solid, square, and tight. Exterior and interior hinges are un-cracked. A handsome copy on the shelf.

$105.00

L. Annaei Senecae Et Aliorum Tragoedlae Serio emendatae. Editio Prioribus Longe Correclior

By Seneca

1664. Hardcover. Very Good. 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall. 288 pages. Illustrated title page. Latin. Early vellum binding. Previous owner's name plate on the front paste down. Binding is soiled, but solid. Interior of book is clean. Joint is cracked at title page, but holding strong.

$185.00

Donald Windham: A Bio-Bibliography (Bio-bibliographies in American Literature, Number 2)
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Donald Windham: A Bio-Bibliography (Bio-bibliographies in American Literature, Number 2)

By Kellner, Bruce

New York: Greenwood Press, (1991), 1991. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo. pp. xlii, [3], 2-92, [2]. Frontispiece. Illustrated. Book protected in new mylar. No marks or former owner's names. In like new condition.

$40.00

Hell and High Water

By Garland, Rodney

London: W. H. Allen, 1962. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Small 8vo. 212 pages. Apparent First Edition. Dust jacket protected in a new mylar sleeve, not price clipped. Dust jacket has no chips and very light soiling to rear cover. Book is in solid, square, tight condition. No former owner owner's names or marks. An attractive copy of a scarce book.

$45.00

Salome

By Wilde, Oscar

New York: R. F. Fenno & Company. Soft cover. Very Good. 12mo. 60 pages. No date listed. Soft covers have light soiling and browning along edges. Book protected in new mylar. Interior of book is very clean. No previous owner's names or marks. An attractive little book.

$40.00

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