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Chansons de France depuis le quinzième siècle jusqu'á nos jours

by BODENHEIM, Nelly

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Published
1946
Condition
A very-good plus copy, the front cover with fading and pale tidemark at bottom, some intermittent and unobtrusive foxing
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$100.00

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Amsterdam: Mason d'editions "De Spieghel", 1946. A very-good plus copy, the front cover with fading and pale tidemark at bottom, some intermittent and unobtrusive foxing. 8vo. 43, [1] pages. Black silhouettes by Nelly Bodenheim. Original quarter black cloth, pink pictorial boards. A charming series of songs, illustrated with silhouettes. Bodenheim was born in Amsterdam where she was trained… Read more
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$100.00
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On the Slain Collegians

by MELVILLE, Herman; Antoniio FRASCONI

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Published
1972
Condition
A fine copy with slightest of toning to the jacket
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$90.00

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New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1972. A fine copy with slightest of toning to the jacket. 8vo. Woodcuts by Frasconi. Original black cloth; pictorial dust jacket. First trade edition, signed by Frasconi on the title-page. Frasconi was both the editor and illustrator of this volume of Melville's poems. A limited edition had been published the previous year.… Read more
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$90.00
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Gone in October. Last Reflections on Jack Kerouac

by HOLMES, John Clellon

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Published
1985
Condition
A near-fine copy with a short soft crease to lower front wrapper
ISBN
9780931659003
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$100.00

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Hailey, ID: The Limberlost Press, 1985. A near-fine copy with a short soft crease to lower front wrapper. 8vo. 78 pages. Black-and-white photographs in text. Original pictorial wrappers. First edition of Holmes's reflections on his friendship with Kerouac, which comprises nos 14 and 15 of The Limberlost Review, edited by Rick Ardinger. Holmes notes in his introduction that… Read more
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$100.00
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The Evening Colonnade

by CONNOLLY, Cyril

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Published
1973
Condition
A fine copy in a bright jacket
ISBN
9780851270388
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$85.00

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London: David Bruce & Watson, 1973. A fine copy in a bright jacket. 8vo. 519 pages. Original cloth; pictorial dust jacket. FIRST EDITION of this collection of Connolly's essays. Presentation copy, inscribed by Connolly on the front free endpaper: "John from Cyril gratefully - the first of many? 12 Sep 1973." The jacket was designed by Cecil Beaton.… Read more
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$85.00
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The Conchologist's First Book: or, A System of Testaceous Malacology

by POE, Edgar Allan

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Published
1839
Condition
Some chipping and losses to spine, a little wear to boards, some scattered foxing and pale staining to upper sheets at end
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$1,000.00

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Philadelphia: Published for the Author by Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell, 1839. Some chipping and losses to spine, a little wear to boards, some scattered foxing and pale staining to upper sheets at end. 12mo (17 x 10.5 cm). 156 pages. 12 lithographed plates by P. S. Duval. Original dark green roan-backed pictorial boards. FIRST EDITION, Heartman and Canny's… Read more
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$1,000.00
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The House of the Seven Gables

by HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel

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Published
1851
Condition
Losses at ends of spine, corners lightly worn, a few stains
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$400.00

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Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. Losses at ends of spine, corners lightly worn, a few stains. 8vo (18 x 11 cm). [viii], 344 pages. 4-page advertisements inserted between front endpapers. Original brown embossed cloth, gilt-lettered on spine. Provenance: Christmas 1853 gift ink inscription from B. Frost to his niece Mary B. S. Fuller on front flyleaf. FIRST… Read more
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$400.00
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The Vision of Sir Launfal

by LOWELL, James Russell (1819-1891)

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Published
1848
Condition
Spine perished, some wear at corners, small stain on title
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$175.00

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Cambridge: George Nichols, 1848. Spine perished, some wear at corners, small stain on title. 12mo (18.3 x 11.1 cm). vi, 27 pages. Original yellow glazed paper boards printed in black. FIRST EDITION. "According to the mythology of the Romancers, the San Greal, or Holy Grail, was the cup out of which Jesus partook of the last supper with… Read more
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$175.00
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Septimius Felton; or the Elixir of Life

by HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel

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Published
1872
Condition
Spine a bit faded and with wear at ends, endpapers lightly soiled
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$100.00

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Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1872. Spine a bit faded and with wear at ends, endpapers lightly soiled. 8vo (17.5 x 11 cm). 229 pages. Half-title, 1-page advertisements at end. Original green decorated cloth. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, first issue with "t" for "It" on page 42, line 18. BAL 7638; Clark A29.2.a.
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The Snow-Image and Other Twice-Told Tales

by HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel

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Published
1852
Condition
Ends of spine chipped, lower front corner worn; a few intermittent foxmarks, generally a clean and fresh copy
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$300.00

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Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. Ends of spine chipped, lower front corner worn; a few intermittent foxmarks, generally a clean and fresh copy. 8vo (17.9 x 10.8 cm). 273 pages, 4-page advertisements dated January 1852 inserted before front endpapers. Original brown ribbed blind embossed cloth, gilt-lettered on spine. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Though the US and UK… Read more
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$300.00
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Mogg Megone. A Poem

by WHITTIER, John Greenleaf (1807-1892)

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Published
1836
Condition
Spine lightly sunned, some foxing, but a very attractive, unsophisticated copy
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$1,000.00

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Boston: Light & Stearns, 1836. Spine lightly sunned, some foxing, but a very attractive, unsophisticated copy. 16mo (11.3 x 6.7 cm). iv, 69 pages. Publisher's blue embossed cloth, gilt-title within arabesque frame on front cover. FIRST EDITION, with terminal leaf used as the rear pastedown as often. Whittier's epic narrative poem used the life of the Native American… Read more
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$1,000.00
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Moll Pitcher and the Minstrel Girl. Poems. Revised Edition

by WHITTIER, John Greenleaf (1807-1892)

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Published
1840
Condition
Spine partly perished, some light soiled to wrappers; pale foxing, but a very handsome copy in original condition
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$500.00

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Philadelphia: Joseph Healy, 1840. Spine partly perished, some light soiled to wrappers; pale foxing, but a very handsome copy in original condition. 12mo (14.7 x 9.6 cm). 44 pages. Original printed wrappers. An unauthorized reprint, but the first complete book appearance of "The Minstrel Girl," though most of the piece had appeared previously in 'The American Common-Place Book,'… Read more
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$500.00
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"Eleonora". In: The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1842

by POE, Edgar Allan

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Published
1841
Condition
Label a bit dry, otherwise a fine copy
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$250.00

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Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1841. Label a bit dry, otherwise a fine copy. 8vo (18 x 11 cm). Engraved frontispiece, title, and 8 plates. Later two-toned red and black cloth, older leather lettering piece on spine. First appearance of Poe's short story "Eleonara," considered an autobiographical exploration of his feelings of guilt for considering other women to love.… Read more
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$250.00
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Autograph letter signed to Robert Lowry, Rapallo, postmarked 17 October 1939

by POUND, Ezra

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Some light wear along sheet edges, generally in fine condition
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$2,250.00

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Some light wear along sheet edges, generally in fine condition. Folio (27.5 x 22 cm). A bifolium, grided paper, written on rectos only, with original mailing envelope addressed to Lowry in Pound's hand. Pound writes to Robert Lowry, who had started his Little Man Press with the artist James Flora in Cincinnati the previous year. Lowry had apparently… Read more
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$2,250.00
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Cup of Gold

by STEINBECK, John

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Published
1929
Condition
The cloth in unusually bright condition; the jacket spine panel lightly faded and with wear at ends affective the lettering of t
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$25,000.00

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New York: Robert M. McBride, 1929. The cloth in unusually bright condition; the jacket spine panel lightly faded and with wear at ends affective the lettering of the title, a few abrasions to front and back panels. Despite these flaws, a bright and entirely original copy of a book infrequently found in collector's condition. 8vo. [6], 269 pages.… Read more
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$25,000.00
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Savonarola

by ELIOT, Charlotte; T. S. ELIOT (introduction)

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Published
1926
Condition
A fine copy in a very clean jacket with a professionally conserved clean split along the front joint
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$3,500.00

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London: R. Cobden-Sanderson, 1926. A fine copy in a very clean jacket with a professionally conserved clean split along the front joint. 8vo. xv, [1], 99 pages. Original black cloth, printed paper spine label; printed dust jacket. FIRST EDITION of this play in verse by T. S. Eliot's mother, one of 300 copies printed. Laid-in is a signed… Read more
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$3,500.00
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Mister Bosphorus and the Muses or a Short History of Poetry in Britain Variety Entertainment in Four Acts

by FORD, Ford Madox

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Published
1923
Condition
Jacket a bit toned and faded, chips at ends of spine and corners, discoloration on endpaper crossing inscription
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$7,500.00

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London: Duckworth & Co, 1923. Jacket a bit toned and faded, chips at ends of spine and corners, discoloration on endpaper crossing inscription. 4to. 126, [1] pages. Woodcuts by Paul Nash. Original quarter black cloth, pictorial boards; pictorial dust jacket. FIRST EDITION. A REMARKABLE ASSOCIATION COPY, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Joseph Conrad from Ford Madox Ford… Read more
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$7,500.00
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Biographical Stories for Children

by HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel

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Published
1842
Condition
A few small marginal stains, generally clean and bright
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$2,000.00

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Boston: Tappan and Dennet, 1842. A few small marginal stains, generally clean and bright. 12mo (14.5 x 9 cm). 160 pages. Disbound, with calf spine. FIRST EDITION, first printing, first issue. "One of the unobtainables. Chamberlain's brought twice as much as his Scarlet Letter" (Carroll Wilson). A rare Hawthorne juvenile work, framed around a blind father telling his… Read more
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Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque

by POE, Edgar Allan

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Published
1840
Condition
Labels chipped and darkened, spines and upper board edges faded, chip to rear joint of vol. 1 and 2-in. split along rear joint o
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$32,500.00

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Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840. Labels chipped and darkened, spines and upper board edges faded, chip to rear joint of vol. 1 and 2-in. split along rear joint of vol. 2; foxed. Despite minor flaws, an entirely original, unsophisticated copy of a truly scarce set that today is typically found recased or otherwise restored. 2 volumes, 12mo (19.3… Read more
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The Years Between

by KIPLING, Rudyard

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Published
1919
Condition
Moderate soiling to vellum, a few spots along top edges, otherwise fine
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$1,500.00

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London: Methuen and Co., Ltd, 1919. Moderate soiling to vellum, a few spots along top edges, otherwise fine. 8vo. xiii, 159, [1] pages. Title printed in red-and-black. Original quarter vellum, cream buckram boards, gilt-lettered on spine, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Provenance: Edward B. King (bookplate). DELUXE LIMITED ISSUE OF THE FIRST EDITION, one of 30 copies on… Read more
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$1,500.00
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Snow-bound. A Winter Idyl

by WHITTIER, John Greenleaf (1807-1892)

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Published
1866
Condition
1/4-inch chip at head of spine, old newspaper clippings mounted on front flyleaves, some foxing at beginning and end
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$200.00

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Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. 1/4-inch chip at head of spine, old newspaper clippings mounted on front flyleaves, some foxing at beginning and end. 8vo (17.8 x 11.2 cm). 52 pages. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Whittier by H. W. Smith after a photograph by Hawes (foxed), with tissue guard. Publisher's purple cloth, gilt-titled on front cover and spine.… Read more
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$200.00