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Original Letters of Mozis Addums to Billy Ivvins..New and Revised Edition.

By BAGBY Geo[rge]. W[illiam].

Richmond {Va.] Printed for the Author by: Clemmitt & Jones, . . Small 4to, buff wrappers, front printed. SECOND EDITION. BAL569. First published 1857 in the "Southern Lterary Messenger". see Introduction. First separate publication 1862--BAL 561


[Three short A.L.s to the actor Edwards]


New York: 121 East 18th Street, 1883-1886. . Four and a half pages, small letterhead Brander Matthews was the chair ofDramatic Literatureat Columbia, a position that the university created for him, and the first of its kind in America. He was also a theatre critic and author. Among Matthews friends were Robert Louis Stevenson, Samuel Clemens, William Dean Howells, and Theodore Roosevelt. He was a bon vivant and extremely social man, a member of several clubs, including the Atheneum in London.


A Flower of the Tropics and Other Stories of Mexico and the Bordeer.

By SUTTON Warner P[errin].

New York, London and Montreal: The Abbey, [1900]. . 8vo, red cloth stamped in white on spine and in white and black on front cover, bottom front cover bumped. FIRST & ORIGINAL EDITION--Not a reprint. Eleven holdings in OCL. Warner P. Sutton (1849-1913). As a young man Sutton taught school in Watervliet and Ludington, Michigan. In 1875 he went to Saugatuck as superintendent of schools, where he taught three years and that year through his friend, Senator Thomas White Ferry, he was appointment as Consular Agent at Matamoros, Mexico; he later became Consul and then Consul General at Nuevo Laredo. Mexico, serving in these offices for fifteen years, 1878 to 1893. during the terms of Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland and Harrison. In 1889 he was called to Washington by Secretary of State Elaine to act as secretary of the American delegation to the first Pan-American Conference. His greatest effort was given to improving commercial and friendly relations between the United States and the Latin republics. After leaving the Consular service Sutton e practiced International law, the most notable of which was the Cheek case against the King of Siam, which he won. During the Spanish-American War he served under General Miles in Puerto Rico after which he retired to his home in Saugatuck, "The Beeches".


Letters of...Selected and Edited with an Introduction and notes by Howard Mumford Jones.

By ANDERSON Sherwood

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, [1953]. . Large 8vo, black cloth, some slight wear to the extremities; price-clipped dust jacket with some wear over corners and a closed tear at upper outer right and small segment lacking at front top inner left FIRST EDITION, so stated. INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper by Eleanor Anderson to the historian Ferdinand Schevill


Yellow Gentians and Blue

By GALE Zona

New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1927. . 8vo, patterned ivory paper-covered boards, very dark navy-blue spine. FIRST EDITION. LAID INÑGale's visiting-card signed to "Mrs. Hahner (Marcella Burns Hahner, head of the Book Department of Marshall Field's in Chicago, and the person responsible for the concept of "signings"). In appreciation. Zona Gale."




Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1913. . 8vo, ribbed red cloth, spine with some staining from removal of shelf-mark; ex-library, rubberstamp on front pastedown; verso of frontispiece, and title. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED ON THE TITLE.


Saints, Sinners and Beechers

By STOWE Lyman Beecher

Indianapolis : Bobbs Merrill, 1934. . Large 8vo, navy-blue cloth, spine very slightly dulled FIRST EDITION. Tipped onto the front free endpaper is a copy of a two-page T.L.s. from Nat M. Washer, President of the Texas Board of Education to the author congratulating him on the book and on his august ancestry, and recalling that as a child hearing Henry Ward Beecher preach in Brooklyn: "I recall his imposing appearance, his flowing locks, his easy manner, his fluent utterances, as...he spoke of things of the spirit, of hope, and promise,,,," Pasted onto the front pastedown is Stowe's holograph response, a one-page letter on his Stockbridge letterhead, dated July 11, 1934. "Your graceful tribute to the Beecher family and to my book about them has given me great satisfaction and pleasure. I should appreciate such a letter from any one but coming from a distinguished Southerner it is especially welcome...." See "The Handbook of Texas" for a long entry on Washer who was a businessman and philanthropis.t


A Young Savage by Barbara Yechton

By KRAUSE, Lyda Farrington

Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899. . 8vo, green cloth, front cover with gilt and floral design, spine gilt, small tear at foot of spine; lettered dust jacket present, but lacking segments along the top of the front and back covers and an inch and a quarter section at the head and at the tail of the spine. Endpapers stained as a result of transfer from the acidic jacket. FIRST EDITION, for the juvenilemarket


Early Prose and Poetry

By [FAULKNER] Collins Carvel, Editor

Boston & Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, 1962. . 8vo, gray/green cloth; dust jacket Petersen A38c; Massey 770


Everything to Live For


New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1968. . 8vo, black cloth; dust jacket which has been price-clipped. First Edition


New England: Indian Summer 1865-1915

By BROOKS Van Wyck

New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1940. . 8vo, two-toned cloth, dust jacket chipped at head of spine; lightly sunned-. First Edition


Swallow Barn, or A Sojourn in the Old Dominion

By KENNEDY John Pendleton

Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1832. . 2 volumes. 8vo, purple cloth-backed original pale green boards, soiled; brown leather labels, chipped; endpapers darkened, minimal foxing; throughout; front inner hinge of Vol. I cracked, but firm; title of Vol. I waterstained FIRST EDITION. BAL 11040 (this binding not described), this set without the advertisements in Volume II. First separate work by this energetic man of letters who was by turns, a lawyer, a politician serving in the Maryland House of Delegates and as a Congressman for three terms. He was Fillmore's Secretary of the Navy and organized Perry's expedition to Japan and Kane's second Arctic voyage. He was a Union supporter despite his mother coming from a prominent Virginia family--he wrote a chapter of Thackeray's Virginians, and was a friend of Irving and Cooper


Trent's Trust and Other Stories


Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1898. . 8vo, dark brown cloth, stamped in black, gilt on spine; corners slightly bumped; head and tail of spine showing minimal wear; non-authorial gift presentation on front free endpaper. First Edition. BAL 7390


Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things

By HEARN Lafcadio

Leipzig: Bernard Tauchnitz, 1907. . 12mo, red cloth; corners bumped; some wear to extremities of spine. "Copyright Edition" No. 3987 of "Collection of British Authors". It is amusing that Tauchnitz considers Hearn British; his father was a British army doctor; but early in his life he settled in America. He died a Japanese citizen. Book ticket of a Kyoto bookseller on front pastedown


My Own Story with Recollections of Noted Persons

By TROWBRIDGE John Townsend

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1903. . 8vo, navy-blue cloth; top edge gilt, others untrimmed


So Much Velvet

By ADAMS Franklin P.

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924. . 8vo, pale-green paper-covered boards; orange cloth spine, worn; ownership signature on front free endpaper. First Edition


The Gentleman from Indiana


New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1899. . 8vo, green cloth, stamped in yellow and red, corners a trifle bumped, Bookplate of the Carlisle House Library (private collection) FIRST EDITION of the author's first book; first state of the text in the second state of the binding with the ear of corn pointing down.


Huckleberry Finn: More Molecules by Tak Sioui

By [CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne. Hakac John]

[Pecos?]: Privately Printed , 1962. . 8vo, dark green cloth. A humorous discussion of the indelicate illustration on p. 283 of "Huckleberry Finn", suggesting that the artist, Edward Kemble, was responsible for the vulgarity, that it was a joke that went too far, the plate being mistakenly printed. Signed by the author with a monogram on the dedication page


About Paris

By DAVIS Richard Harding

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1895. . 8vo, pale blue cloth soiled, spine faded First Edition. BAL 4519


The Moment of Poetry

By [POETRY]. Allen Don Cameron,Editor

Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1962. . 8vo, blue cloth, dust jacket present but cut down. Five poets (Holmes, Sarton Eberhart, Wilbur & Jarrell) discuss the "purpose of poetry, the role of the poet and the function of the critic..." Taken from lectures given at the second Johns Hopkins Poetry Festival in the fall of 1961, sponsored by the Bollingen Foundation


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