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The Creation and Persistence of Misinformation in Shared Library Catalogs: Language and Subject Knowledge in a Technological Era

By BADE, David

Urbana: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 2002. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff green wrappers. 33pp. Fine. "Occasional Papers" April 2002 issue (No. 211) published by the University of Illinois' famed library science school, an interesting and in-depth analysis of this bibliographical conundrum.

$15.00

Wings: Volume 6, Number 12 (December 1932)

By COLBY, Harriet (editor)

New York: The Literary Guild of America, 1932. Paperback. 12mo. Stiff beige pictorial wrappers. 26pp. Illustrations. Very good. Faintest edgewear. Tight and nice issue of this monthly review of new releases by this Book-of-the-Month Club predecessor. Fascinating period piece.

$7.50

Approaches to Writing: With a Provisional Bibliography of the Author's Work by James Kraft
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Approaches to Writing: With a Provisional Bibliography of the Author's Work by James Kraft

By HORGAN, Paul

New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1973. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. xi, 332pp. Fine/fine. Handsome and pristine first edition of this essay collection, subtitled on jacket front as "Reflections & notes on the art of writing from a career of half a century." This lovely copy bears an extra-illustration in the form a Typed Note Signed from Horgan facing the title page, 1p, 8" X 11", Middletown, CT, 14 June 1967. Addressed to Arnold F. Gates (1914-93, noted Lincoln/Civil War scholar). Near fine. Two original horizontal folds. On "Wesleyan University Center for Advanced Studies" letterhead, Horgan declines to attend a New York Civil War Round Table meeting, as "your invitation reached me while I was away on a long trip. But I hope you had an interesting meeting...." Boldly signed in full in black ink.

$95.00

The Limited Editions Club: The Fourth Series, 1932-1933
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The Limited Editions Club: The Fourth Series, 1932-1933

By (LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB)

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1932. Paperback. Small 4to. Stiff green string-tied wrappers with printed paper label. xviii. Near fine. Sharp, tight copy of this early prospectus describing the LEC's twelve upcoming offerings. Membership application laid in. Quite uncommon.

$45.00

Sir Walter Scott in the Fales Library

By JOHNSON, Edgar

New York: New York University Libraries, 1968. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff cream wrappers. 44pp. Illustrations. Near fine. Handsome first edition of this essay on the book and manuscript Scott holdings of this NYU library -- No. 4 in their "Bibiliographical Series."

$20.00

The Limited Editions Club: A Prospectus of the Seventh Series of Its Fine Books

By (LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB)

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. Paperback. Small 4to. Stiff burgundy wrappers. 30pp, (1p). Near fine. Attractive copy of this early prospectus describing the LEC's twelve offerings for the November 1935 through October 1936 period, followed by endorsements from a handful of celebrity members ranging from Faith Baldwin to Mitchell Kennerley. Membership application and return envelope laid in. Uncommon.

$35.00

American Patriotic Songs: Yankee Doodle to the Conquered Banner with emphasis on the Star-Spangled Banner

By RANDALL, David A. (foreword)

Bloomington: The Lilly Library, 1968. Paperback. 4to. Stiff brown pictorial wrappers. (Ca. 50pp). Numerous illustrations. Near fine. Tight and sharp first edition of this exhibition catalogue, a useful pictorial survey of important patriotic tunes from the late 18th century through the Civil War.

$15.00

The Book Enchained

By SALISBURY, Harrison E.

Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1984. Paperback. Small 4to. Stiff beige wrappers with brown lettering. 9pp. Fine. Pristine, tight first edition of No. 10 in the Library of Congress Center for the Book's "Viewpoint Series." Executive director John Y. Cole introduces the famed "New York Times" journalist (1908-93), who presents a rousing call for action in defense of the printed word.

$15.00

The Library in Colonial New York

By KEEP, Austin Baxter

New York: Burt Franklin, 1970. Hardcover. 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering. xii, 199pp. Illustrations. Fine. Perfect, pristine facsimile reprint of this 1909 study -- volume 638 in their "Research & Source Works Series."

$20.00

Bibliografia de Hernan Cortes

By VALLE, Rafael Heliodoro

New York: Burt Franklin, 1970. Hardcover. 12mo. Tan cloth with gilt spine lettering. viii, 269pp. Frontispiece. Near fine. A tight and lovely copy of this facsimile reprint of the uncommon 1953 first edition, entirely in Spanish, covering mainly rare 16th century imprints concerning the explorations into Mexico of this Spanish Conquistador (1485-1547).

$25.00

Lectures on Carlyle & His Era... A Supplement to the Catalogue of the Carlyle Holdings in the Norman and Charlotte Strouse Collection of Thomas Carlyle and the University Library

By JAMES, Jerry D., and FINEMAN, Charles S. (editors)

Santa Cruz: The University Library University of California, 1982. Paperback. 4to. Stiff tan pictorial wrappers. 73pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Very good. Mildest of outer wrapper (only) edgewear and age toning; ownership signature on inner flyleaf. A tight and nice first edition of Volume I of this supplement featuring essays by three literary critics and a bibliographical addendum.

$20.00

Cambridge Street Literature
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Cambridge Street Literature

By WARD, Philip

Cambridge: The Oleander Press, 1978. Hardcover. 8vo. Light blue cloth with dark blue lettering and decoration. 64pp. Illustrations, text pastedowns. Fine. Handsome, tight first edition of this useful bibliography of (chapter topics) almanacks, ballads and broadsides, chapbooks and religious tracts, posters and handbills, playbills and show posters -- and how to collect all of the above!

$25.00

The Controversy Over a New Canal Treaty Between the United States and Panama: A Selective Annotated Bibliography of United States, Panamanian, Colombian, French, and International Organization Sources

By BRAY, Wayne D. (compiler)

Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1976. Hardcover. Small 4to. Tan cloth with black lettering. x, 70pp. Map endpapers. Fine. Pristinely tight first edition of this useful specialized bibliography. Normally found in ex-library copies, this fresh example is bright and untouched.

$25.00

Folklore from Africa to the United States

By COUGHLAN, Margaret N. (compiler)

Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1976. Hardcover. Small 4to. Orange decorated cloth. x, 161pp. Illustrations. Fine. Tight and pristine first edition of this "high spots" annotated bibliography, with sections on Sub-Saharan Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, East Africa and the West Indies. Quite useful for reference.

$20.00

Catalogue of the Library of the Reverend James Warley Miles: Reprinted from the sole surviving copy of the Charleston edition of 1854, with introductory and biographical notes by George Walton Williams
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Catalogue of the Library of the Reverend James Warley Miles: Reprinted from the sole surviving copy of the Charleston edition of 1854, with introductory and biographical notes by George Walton Williams

By (MILES, James Warley)

Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1954. Hardcover. Small 4to. Dark blue cloth spine with gilt lettering and green paper over boards, plain brown dust jacket with two modern paper labels. 33pp. Near fine/very good. Tight and lovely first of this edition, a facsimile with added materials of this early Southern auction -- fascinating and informative to "scan the shelves," so to speak, and learn what books filled the library of a well-educated man of the cloth of this era.

$40.00

Hortus Botanicus: The Botanic Garden & The Book

By DAVIDSON, Suzette Morton (foreword)

Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1972. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff green wrappers. 119pp. Numerous illustrations (4 color). Very good. Outer wrappers (only) lightly age toned, else tight and internally fine. A handsome first exhibition catalogue of "Fifty Books from The Sterling Morton Library... for the Fiftieth Anniversary of The Morton Arboretum." Nice reference work with superb botanical images.

$30.00

The South to Posterity: An Introduction to the Writing of Confederate History
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The South to Posterity: An Introduction to the Writing of Confederate History

By FREEMAN, Douglas Southall

Wendell, NC: Broadfoot's Bookmark, 1983. Hardcover. Introduction by Richard B. Harwell. 8vo. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. xxxix, 235pp. Fine/near fine. A tight and wonderfully pristine reprint of the 1939 first edition of this important title. Choice autograph addition: Tipped to front flyleaf is a Typed Letter Signed from Freeman's widow ,Inez G. Freeman (1890-1974), 1p, 5¼" X 7 3/4", Richmond, VA, 25 May 1965. Addressed to Arnold F. Gates (1914-93), Lincoln/Civil War scholar, president of The New York Civil War Round Table and friend of Douglas Southall Freeman. Fine. On her imprinted letterhead, Mrs. Freeman comments that "the happy celebration you and your wonderful group had on your visit to Virginia last week-end has left us all indebted to you for coming, and for the pleasure and great honor we felt in having you here. I want to give you my very special thanks for the great pleasure and honor I had in being with The New York Civil War Round Table at dinner on last Friday evening...." Boldly signed in full. A superb copy of a classic reference work and bearing a unique and relevant letter as well. E.B. "Pete" Long describes it as "The pre-eminent study of Confederate historical writing by a great practitioner in the field; invaluable as a guide to printed literature of the wartime South." NEVINS II, 14.

$75.00

Contemporary American Literature: Bibliographies and Study Outlines

By MANLY, John Matthews, and RICKERT, Edith

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1929. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Light blue cloth with dark blue lettering. viii, 378pp. Very good. Mildest of edgewear only, else internally tight and bright. A tight and nice later printing of this quite useful survey and checklist of sources. From the collection of famed Walt Whitman scholar and biographer Gay Wilson Allen (1903-95), who in 1981 authored the Pulitzer Prize-nominated "Waldo Emerson: A Biography"; his ownership signature appears on front flyleaf.

$50.00

The Sandburg Shelf: A Bibliography and Annotated Price Guide for the Works of Carl Sandburg

By HEISE, Kenan

Evanston: Chicago Historical Bookworks, 1993. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff pictorial wrappers. 70pp, (1p). Very good. Tight and decent first edition, limited to 100 copies -- a sound working copy, with a handful of inked margin checkmarks and circled items and couple of notes and comments. Though outdated price-wise it's uncommon and still a useful reference.

$20.00

A Bibliography of John Marshall

By SERVIES, James A. (compiler)

Washington, DC: United States Commission for the Celebration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of John Marshall, 1956. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. xix, 182pp. Very good. A tight and nice first edition of this thorough listing of books by and about the fourth U.S. Chief Justice. Ex-library -- as are almost all copies -- but quite mild, with very few, discreet and inoffensive markings.

$25.00

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