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Elizabeth and Her German Garden

By Anon

New York, NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 11 E. 16th St, ca. 1902. 12 x 18.3 cm. Gentle writings, in somewhat diary form, of a young woman about her garden in Germany. Decorated red cloth on board, spine sunfaded. Inscription on ffep: ""With best wishes for ""A Merry Christmas"" from Cousin Abbie, 1902"". Child's lettering in pen on two pages. Good. . Catalogs: Literature.


Nature and Art

By Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Philadelphia, PA: Henry Altemus, 1896. 13 x 18.5 cm. "The rounded world is fair to see, Nine times folded in mystery; Though battled seers cannot impart The secret of its throbbing heart, Throb thin with Nature's throbbing breast, And all is clear from east to west."" On last page Emerson writes about boat at St. Petersburg, which plies along the Lena. He must mean the Neva, since the Lena is thousands of miles to the east, in Siberia. Decorated cover on white paper--design shows cattails and water. Small chip on spine, minor soiling. Inscription on ffep attached with cellophane tape, ""Season's Greetings and love from Sarah"". Good. . Catalogs: Literature.


Complete Works of Robert Burns, The; Including his Correspondence, etc. with Letters to Clarinda, &c. &c. With a Memoir by William Gunnyon; the text carefully printed, and illustrated with notes

By Burns, Robert

Edinburgh, Scotland: William P. Nimmo, 1873. 15.5 x 24 cm. Scarce edition from Nimmo of Edinburgh. Preface explains that this edition contains Robert Burns' Poetical Works, although title does not make that distinction. Dedication to the Second Edition to the Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Caledonian Hunt. Includes 78 page Biographical Sketch and Appendix to the Biographical Sketch. Woodcut engravings include frontispiece portrait of Burns. Includes much General Correspondence, and Correspondence with George Thomson and Letters to Clarinda. Green cloth on board, slight wear on heel and toe of spine. Front free endpaper, frontispiece and title page loose, the rest of the text block is intact and tight. Thus good. . Catalogs: Literature.


Robinson Crusoe, The Life and Adventures; with a Biographical Account of Defoe; Illustrated with 16 characteristic engravings, new edition, complete

By Defoe, Daniel

Boston, MA: Phillips, Sampson & Co, 1857. 12 x 19.5 cm. Classic tale of Robinson, his elopement from home, his adventures at sea, captivity at Sallee, settling in the Brazils; the shipwreck survivor, his meeting with the man Friday, and his life on a deserted island; reckoning time, keeping his journal, shock of an earthquake. Then, Journey to Peking, Caravan proceeding to Moscow, the Tartars. Blindstamped dark cloth on board, edges frayed, foxing throughout. Initials ""B.F.H."" written on front paste-down. Fair. . Catalogs: Literature.


Round Table, The; A Saturday Review of Literature, Society and Art, New York, May 11, 1867, vol. V, No. 120

New York, NY: Henry Sedley and Dorsey Gardner, 1867. 26 x 38 cm. Author's Edition of Dickens' ""Great Expectations."" Review, Conington's Aeneid. The Gardiner Will Case, connection with Pres. Tyler. Poetry: The Cowherds of Gnonthal; The White Lily. Paper periodical, edges frayed, good. . Catalogs: Literature.


Prairie, The; Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales; Library Edition

By Cooper, J. Fenimore

New York, NY: The Publishers' Plate Renting Co. 13 x 20 cm. This book closes the career of the Leather-Stocking. Pressed upon by time, he had ceased to be the hunter and the warrior, and has become a trapper of the Great West. Maroon cloth on board with gilt lettering, gilt end pages on top. Very good. . Catalogs: Literature.


From Confucius to Mencken; the trend of the World's best Thougt as Expressed by Famous Writers of all time

By Pritchard, F.H., Editor

New York, NY: Harper & Brothers Publishers, ©1929. 14 x 22 cm. Interesting collection: Plutarch, Cicero, Abdurrahman Ibn Khaldun, Izaak Walton, Sir William Temple, A.C. Benson, W.B. Yeats, Sainte-Beuve, Giacomo Leopardi, Johann G. Herder, and more… Dark green cloth on board, clean. Inscription on ffep. Pencil lines in margin occasionally in first 30 pp. Very good. . Catalogs: Literature.


English Traits, by R.W. Emerson

By Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Boston, MA: James R. Osgood & Co., Late Ticknor & Fields and Fields. Osgood & Co, 1876. 12 x 18 cm. This is Emerson's frank and tart assessment of the Englishman. He calls on Coleridge and gets a blast against Unitarianism. He visits Wordsworth and gets an assessment of America: No class of gentlemen (a class of men of leisure),""too much given to the making of money."" Emerson discusses ""Race"" vis-a-vis the British, and also Arabs, negroes, French and others. Then he discusses ""Ability"", and ""Solidarity"". ""Character""-""-the British are reputed morose......they are sad by comparison with the signing and dancing nations."" He also discusses Aristocracy, Literature, Universities and makes a special trip to Stonehenge, and discusses that. His overall assessment of the British is quite positive. Beige cloth on board, blindstamped design with gilt title, slight wear to heel and toe of spine; small nameplate ""Clara Hersey, 315 Walnut Ave."" on front pastedown. Very good. . Catalogs: Literature.