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cover of Effendi: Frank Nelson Doubleday, 1862-1934

Effendi: Frank Nelson Doubleday, 1862-1934

by Morley, Christopher

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Published
1934
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Very Good
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Limited Edition
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[Garden City, NY]: Privately Printed, 1934. Limited edition of 1,300 copies for associates of Doubleday at the time of his death. This copy was for Doubleday editor Mary E. Slavin and is signed in her hand. A brief tribute to the noted publisher who founded Doubleday & McClure in 1897. His nickname "Effendi" was coined by Rudyard Kipling as a… Read more
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cover of Yvonne [Victorian erotica]

Yvonne [Victorian erotica]

by Dubarry, Arthur

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Very Good
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Limited Edition
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London, England: Royal Press, 1865 [i.e., NY, 1920s?] A scarce early edition. Limited to 500 copies, this copy being unnumbered. Not recorded by OCLC/WorldCat, although we did not locate two incomplete copies in the Kinsey Institute's collection at the University of Indiana. Yvonne recounts the erotic adventures of a young French girl and her governess. Unlike male-centric works of this… Read more
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cover of End and Beginning (Signed, limited 1/275, provenance ALS)

End and Beginning (Signed, limited 1/275, provenance ALS)

by Masefield, John

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Published
1933
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Very Good
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Limited Edition
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London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1933. Signed limited edition. No. 216 of 275 copies. With notable provenance. A play in verse by the former poet laureate of the United Kingdom. Set at Fotheringhay Castle in England and concerning the last days and execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. 50 pages. Clothbound 8vo. Approx. 9.25 by 5.75 inches. VG. Browning/offsetting to the… Read more
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cover of A Day at Castrogiovanni

A Day at Castrogiovanni

by Woodberry, George Edward

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Published
1912
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Limited Edition
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Boston: Printed for the Woodberry Society by the Merrymount Press, 1912. 1st edition. One of 75 copies signed by Woodberry out of a total edition of 300. This is number 73. Three poems in memory of a visit in 1908 to Castrogiovanni, Sicily. The poems are Etna, Proserpine; by Lake Pergusa, and Demeter. (Previously published in magazines in 1909-1910.) Slender… Read more
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cover of Herb West's Farewell Address. May 28, 1964 - Dartmouth Hall (Signed)

Herb West's Farewell Address. May 28, 1964 - Dartmouth Hall (Signed)

by West, Herb (Herbert Faulkner West, 1898-1974)

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Published
1965
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Fine
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Limited Edition
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[Hanover, NH]: Westholm Publications, 1965. 1st edition. Limited to 200 copies; this is number 19. Signed on the colophon by Herb West and the illustrator James W. Hamilton. Also inscribed by Hamilton on the colored front endpaper and signed again by him on a laid-in slip from the Quixote Collection at Dartmouth. The full text of West's farewell address at… Read more
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cover of The White Sea Bird

The White Sea Bird

by Beaty, David

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Published
1980
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Very Good
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1st Edition
ISBN
9780688036157
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NY: William Morrow, 1980. 1st US edition. Number 67 of 100 copies signed by the author for special distribution. An aviation adventure novel about the Royal Air Force exploits of a Liberator squadron patrolling off the coast of Norway during World War II. The author was an RAF pilot during the war and later a psychologist who pioneered the study… Read more
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cover of The Pit and the Pendulum, Signed 1990 Wood Engraving by John DePol (X2)

The Pit and the Pendulum, Signed 1990 Wood Engraving by John DePol (X2)

by Poe, Edgar Allan and DePol, John

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Published
1990
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Fine
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Limited Edition
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Signed wood-engraved print from 1990 by John DePol (1913-2004), a prolific book illustrator and master engraver of the 20th century. The print depicts a scene from The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe. It shows the narrator of the classic 1842 story being tormented during his imprisonment. Part of a DePol series commissioned for a 1991 limited edition… Read more
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cover of The Pit and the Pendulum, Signed 1990 Wood Engraving by John DePol (X1)

The Pit and the Pendulum, Signed 1990 Wood Engraving by John DePol (X1)

by Poe, Edgar Allan and DePol, John

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Published
1990
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Fine
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Limited Edition
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1990 Signed wood-engraved print from 1990 by John DePol (1913-2004), a master engraver and prolific book illustrator. The print depicts a scene from The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe. It shows the narrator of the classic 1842 tale seated before his inquisitors. Part of a DePol series commissioned for a 1991 limited edition book of 150 copies.… Read more
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cover of Speaking in Turn

Speaking in Turn

by deNniord, Chard and Sanders, Tony

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Published
2011
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Near Fine
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Limited Edition
ISBN
9780615354934
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[Frankfurt, Kentucky] : Gnomon Press, (2011.) 1st edition. Limited to 250 copies. A collaborative poetry collection. Signed on the title page by co-author Chard deNiord, Poet Laureate of Vermont from 2015-2019. Hand-printed by Julia Ferrari in Dante type on Frankfurt Cream paper. Illustrations by Brian D. Cohen. 94 pp. 8vo hardcover bound in dark blue silk with gilt lettering. Not… Read more
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cover of Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel

by Clark, Tom

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Published
1983
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Very Good
Edition
Limited Edition
ISBN
9780915124572
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£8.50

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West Branch, Iowa: Toothpaste Press, 1983. 1st edition. Limited to 550 copies. Review copy with slip laid in. Five short stories (one paragraph each.) Illustrations by the author on the facing pages. A lively little collection by Tom Clark, 1941-2018, prolific American poet, former editor of The Paris Review, and biographer of Jack Kerouac, Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, etc. 14… Read more
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cover of The Toy Bone / Signed Limited 1/500

The Toy Bone / Signed Limited 1/500

by Hall, Donald

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Published
1979
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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Brockport, NY: BOA Editions, (1979.) 1st edition. Limited to 500 copies. Signed and inscribed in the year of publication. Seven poems by Donald Hall, a former Poet Laureate of the United States who died in 2018 at age 89 after a prolific literary career. 8vo, 6 x 9 inches. 13 pp. + colophon. Staple-bound paper wraps with dust jacket. Signed… Read more
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cover of Thomas Simms Bettens / Stikeman Binding 1/250

Thomas Simms Bettens / Stikeman Binding 1/250

by Bettens, Edward Detraz

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Published
1909
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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Author not stated but [Edward Detraz Bettens.] NY: 1909. 1st edition. One of 250 copies printed at The Gillis Press for private distribution. Fine leather binding by Stikeman. A memorial biography of Thomas Simms Bettens (1851-1907), an 1874 Harvard graduate who taught the classics to generations of prep school students in NY City. Published as a gift to former students… Read more
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cover of Don't Go Back

Don't Go Back

by Moomau, Glenn Walker

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Published
1993
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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Baltimore: Schiavone Fine Arts Press, (1993.) 1st edition. Limited to 100 copies; this is no.53. A narrative in the form of five related stories. Signed and inscribed on the title page in ink by Glenn Moomau, author, educator, and Baltimore musician. Signed in pencil on the copyright page by Daniel Schiavone, who executed the binding (his first) and contributed the… Read more
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cover of Studies In Type Design: Alphabets with Random Quotations

Studies In Type Design: Alphabets with Random Quotations

by Ruzicka, Rudolph

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Published
1968
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Good
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1st Edition
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£51.02

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Hanover, New Hampshire: Friends of the Dartmouth Library, (1968). 1st edition. VG+ clothbound folio in matching slipcase. A collection of 10 large colored plates with type designs featuring the English alphabet and quotes from famous literary figures. Plates are loose in the portfolio and housed in individual captioned folders. Quotes are by Robert Frost; Paul Valéry; Herman Melville; Samuel… Read more
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cover of Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl

Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl

by Whittier, John Greenleaf

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Published
1944
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Limited Edition
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Cincinnati: The Stratford Press, 1944. Limited edition of 140 copies. Printed by Elmer Gleason at his private press. A long narrative poem of a memorable snow storm from Whittier's rural boyhood in New England. First published in 1866. xi, 32 pages. 8vo hardcover in dust jacket with illustration by noted artist Matthias Noheimer. A few short edge tears to the… Read more
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cover of Thomas Hardy (Signed by author & artist; Lakeside Press bookplate)

Thomas Hardy (Signed by author & artist; Lakeside Press bookplate)

by Tomlinson, H.M. [Henry Major]

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Published
1929
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Very Good
Edition
Limited Edition
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NY: Crosby Gaige, 1929. Signed 1st edition. Limited to 761 copies, 550 of which were for distribution in America. This is no. 544. An appreciation of Thomas Hardy. Signed by the author in ink on the limitation page. Frontispiece lithograph portrait of Hardy signed in pencil by the artist, Zhenya Gay. 30 pp., + colophon. Slender 8vo hardcover. Terracotta cloth… Read more
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cover of La Morte Vivante

La Morte Vivante

by [Nicolas Edme] Restif De La Bretonne

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Published
1921
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Limited Edition
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Paris: Maurice Glomeau, 1921. Limited edition. No. 319 of 500 copies (of a total edition of 565.) A tale of love, jealousy and marital intrigue in 18th century France. All text is in French. Four color plates with facing tissue guards. First separate edition of this story by Restif De La Brettone (1734-1806), libertine French printer and writer, the prolific… Read more
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cover of The Aloe (Limited Edition)

The Aloe (Limited Edition)

by Mansfield, Katherine

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Published
1930
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Very Good
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Limited Edition
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NY: Knopf, 1930 NY: Alfred A. Knopf, MCMXXX (1930.) 1st American edition. Limited to 975 copies, this being no. 503. An early work by Mansfield (1888-1923), New Zealand-born British writer. Written in 1916 and published in great part in altered form in Prelude (1917.) 135 pp. Quarto hardcover. Green paper covered boards with paper spine label. VG with modest wear… Read more
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cover of Bundling: Its Origins, Progress, and Decline in America

Bundling: Its Origins, Progress, and Decline in America

by Stiles, M.D., Henry Reed

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Published
1937
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Very Good
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Limited Edition
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Reprinted, for the Enlightenment of the Present Age, by the Peter Pauper Press, of Mount Vernon, New York, 1937. Limited edition of 1,450 copies. An essay on the curious practice in early America of courting couples and other unrelated persons sharing a bed, often while fully clothed and suitably 'bundled' against impropriety. A well-researched account of that "ridiculous and pernicious"… Read more
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cover of The Master Mistris: XIX Sonnets

The Master Mistris: XIX Sonnets

by Shakespeare, William

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Published
1946
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Very Good
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Illustrated Edition
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With a drawing by Andre Masson. Mount Vernon (NY): Golden Eagle Press, 1946. Limited edition of 1,950 copies on fine laid paper. VG condition. 8vo. [10] pages + colophon, with several blank leaves in front and rear. Brown paper-covered boards with Masson's title page drawing repeated in gilt on the front cover. Original slipcase present but worn and chipped.
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