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Love of Seven Dolls: The Story of a Carnival Girl Who Found Her Love Among Puppets

By Gallico. Paul

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1954. First Edition . Black Cloth. Near Fine/Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A nice, tight, bright copy in a respectable dust jacket with some chipping at the top and bottom of the spine (price intact).

$45.00

Laughing Anne

By Conrad, Joseph

London: The Bookman's Journal, 1923. First Edition . Full Vellum. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Number 84 from an edition limited to 200 signed copies, full vellum and pastedowns are slightly rippled (typical of this title); The colophon reads, "This is the fourth of the Vine Books issued to subscribers from "The Bookman's Journal" Office, London. Set by hand and printed in two colours on Kelmscott hand-made paper at The Morland Press, and bound in full vellum September 1923." This is a nice, bright, clean copy.

$600.00

Holograph Letter Signed By Joaquin Miller

By Miller, Joaquin

Very Good. 5 1/2" x 8.25. Holograph letter, dated 4-18-11, on Miller's green stationery with the upper left imprinted "From / Joaquin Miller, / The Heights / Dimond, Cal." The letter, written on one side only, is difficult to read but relates to his admiration of Nathaniel Hawthorne. It reads in part, "...Hawthorne (was) great, very great but to my mind the greatest thing about him was his heart as shown in his English notes and Travels published by his son soon after his death. A shy, silent man...(signed) Joaquin Miller.

$200.00

Tom Thumb; A Burletta Altered from Henry Fielding By Kane O'Hara with Designs By George Cruikshank

By Fielding, Henry & Kane O'Hara and George Cruikshank

London: Thomas Rodd, 1830. First Edition . Full Red Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. First issue owith the mis-numbered pages (corrected fairly quickly by the binder), original beige covers bound in, vignette of Tom Thumb standing on a bull's head on front cover and repeated on title page, frontispiece plus four full-page illustrations and tailpiece by Cruikshank, bound in gilt-ruled red morocco with fleurons in corners, top edge gilt, joints rubbed and starting to split at top and bottom, spine rubbed and somewhat chipped, marbled endpapers, one page ad for Bombastes Furioso with designs by Cruikshank, no other ads present. Cohn 615.

$400.00

The Bloomsbury Group : Clive Bell, Virginia Woolf, Lytton Strachey

New York: (Harcourt Brace), 1928. Apparent First Edition . Printed Wraps. Near Fine/No Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Contains 19 pp., frontispiece of Lytton Strachey from "Observations" by Max Beerbohm, 2 additional b&w photos of Clive Bell and Virginia Woolf. Designed by Robert S. Josephy and Printed by L. F. White Company of New York City. This is an advertising piece for Harcourt Brace & Co. from c. 1928. Reputedly only a handful of copies (c. 100) were printed. A very nice copy.

$100.00

Helvetic Liberty or, The Lass of the Lakes. An Opera in Three Acts Dedicated to all the Archers of Great Britain by a Kentish Bowman

By A Kentish Bowman

London: L. Wayland, 1792. First Edition . 8vo, bound in ¾ brown leather with tan cloth, pp. (4), 64, (4); front joint cracked, about 6 internal leaves have old faint waterstains, an early owner has written the words "William Tell" on the title page. rear end page has label from John Howell / Importer / San Francisco. This play about William Tell, was written to show the advantage of encouraging peasant archery. Reference: New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature #1563.

$600.00

Waverley; or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since

By Scott, Sir Walter (1771 - 1832)

Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co., 1814. Second Edition . 3/4 Calf/Marbled Boards. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Second Edition of the first of The Waverley Novels published five weeks after the first edition with minor revisions and one new paragraph (volume II, p. 294), three volumes, calf spine and tips with marbled boards, engraved bookplates on front pastedowns of all three volumes, half-titles present in all three volumes; volume 3 has 1.5 inch split on front joint. This is an extra-illustrated (Grangerized) edition containing 17 engravings of portraits and views, minor wear. Tipped-in volume I is a facsimile of a holograph letter from Sir Walter Scott to bookseller Charles Tilt thanking him for his present of illustrations for Waverley. The original of this letter identified Scott as the author of Waverley, which was published anonymously.

$500.00

The Flower Beneath the Foot Being the Record of the Early Life of St. Laura De Nazianzi and the Times in Which She Lived

By Firbank, Ronald

London: Grant Richards, Ltd, 1923. First English Edition . Black Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Contains 224 pp. plus 8 pp. ads in rear, decoration by C. R. W. Nevinson & portraits by Augustus John & Wyndham Lewis; frontispiece, engraved bookplate on free end page; top of spine worn.

$35.00

Out of the East

By Hearn, Lafcadio

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1895. No Edition Stated . Green Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Contains 341 pp., green cloth with gilt decoration, top edge gilt, minor rubbing to corners, nice tight copy.

$20.00

La Vita Nuova

By Alighieri, Dante

Firenze: G. Barbera, 1899. Text in Italian, 451 pp., top edge gilt, marbled boards, joints and corners rubbed, pages are starting to darken slightly at edges.. Settima Edizione. Three-Quarter Red Leather. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Italian, Dante, Alighieri, Allighieri. Catalogs: Literature, Leather Bindings.

$35.00

The Letters of Dante Gabriel Rossetti to His Publisher F. S. Ellis

By Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (edited By Oswald Doughty)

London: Scholartis Press, 1928. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Blue cloth, top edge gilt, 150 untrimmed pp. Edition limited to 560 copies; this copy unnumbered. Minor shelf wear, nice, tight, bright copy.

$175.00

Three Songs for St. Cecilia's Day

By Auden, W. H.

Privately Printed, 1941. Blue Printed Wraps. Near Fine/No Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. From an edition of 250 copies printed as a Christmas keepsake by Caroline Newton, daughter of A. Edward Newton. Slight sunning of spine, from the Holliday Bookshop in New York with their label on rear, inside cover and a piece of stationery from the Holliday Bookshop is inserted on which is pencilled a description of who St. Cecilia was. The Holliday Bookshop was instrumental in launching Auden's career.

$300.00

The Burning Wheel and The Defeat of Youth

By Huxley, Aldous

Oxford: B. H. Blackwell. First Editions . Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Combined for sale together - Aldous Huxley's first two published works. The Burning Wheel was published in 1916 and is bound in beige wraps with paper labels on the front cover and the spine; small chip at base of spine, minor soiling to covers, a few small marginal tears to the rear cover (which exceeds the dimensions of the text pages). This is Number 7 of the "Adventurers All" series. The Defeat of Youth is bound in decorative green floral wraps with paper labels on the front cover and the spine. Spine slightly askew, joints rubbed, edges of covers have minor chipping and rubbing and have some darkening. Engraved bookplate on front pastedown.

$650.00

A Delicate Balance

By Albee, Edward

New York: Atheneum, 1966. First Edition . Black Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 170 pp., small chip to dust jacket at top of spine (measuring about 1/4" x 1/2") otherwise in nice condition. Inserted is an INSCRIBED & SIGNED post card of a Japanese color print postmarked August 13, 1990 - "Dear Mr. Crompton - There are several new plays. Look for Marriage Play & Finding the Sun. Thanks again for your interest. Edward Albee.

$125.00

Odette D'antrevernes and Study in Temperament

By Firbank, Arthur Annesley Ronald

London: Elkin Mathews, 1905. First Edition . Green Wraps. Fair/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Contains 45 pp., darkening along extremities, fore edges of covers are quite chipped (as much as 3/4") past the page ends.

$50.00

Harper's Magazine - Volume LXXXIX - June to November 1894

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1894. No Edition Stated . 3/4 Black Leather/Black Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Tight, bright copy, top of spine is chipped, minor scuffing to leather.

$60.00

Harper's Magazine - LXXXVIII - December 1893 to May 1894

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1894. No Edition Stated . 3/4 Black Leather/Black Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Tight, bright copy, top of spine is chipped, minor scuffing to leather.

$60.00

Soldier Tales

By Kipling, Rudyard

London: Macmillan Company, 1896. First Edition . Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt decoration of two soldiers, all edges gilt, 172 pp., b&w illustrations, contains engraved bookplate of Colonel C. W. Napier Clavering ("Ready Aye Ready"); front hinge broken, title page moderately foxed as is the frontispiece and end pages, binding is slightly cocked. Napier-Clavering was a Grand Master of the Grand Council of the Allied Masonic Degrees in the 1920s.

$45.00

The Last Days of Pompeii

By Bulwer Lytton, Edward

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Contains 9 color plates, 425 pp., title page foxed, plates have light foxing, cover label somewhat soiled, top and bottom of spine worn, a tight copy.. Early Printing. Black Cloth/Pictorial Label. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by F. C. Yohn. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Last Days of Pompeii, Yohn, F. C. Yohn, Illustrated Classics,. Catalogs: Literature, Children's Books, Illustrated.

$25.00