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Pablo de Segovia, The Spanish Sharper


  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good Condition
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T. Fisher Unwin, London. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Daniel Vierge. QUEVEDO-VILLEGAS, FRANCISCO DE. Pablo de Segovia, The Spanish Sharper, London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. Folio, first English edition (came 10 years after the first Paris edition), pp. xlii, 239, vellum boards with red morocco labels on spine, gravure frontispiece showing the author, 110 drawings by Daniel Vierge, all edges tinted red, former owner's ID on free front endpaper. A picaresque novel now valued chiefly for the work of Vierge, who was born in Spain but moved to France and became a leading illustrator. Joseph Pennell, in his intro here, explains why this is the better edition: Vierge became paralyzed while working on the first edition and so it was printed with only 90 drawings, leaving the final pages un-illustrated. In the interim between the French and English editions, Vierge, unable to use his drawing hand (the right), taught himself to draw with his left ... Read more

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The Wants of Man

John Quincy Adams

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine Condition
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St. Onge, Worcester, Mass, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS. The Wants of Man, Worcester: Achille J. St. Onge, 1962. Miniature (about 2.25x3 inches or 6x7.5cm), edition limited to 950 copies, pp. 54, 1 (colophon), frontis portrait, dark green calf covers with gilt lettering and oak-leaf device to front, cover design by Rudolph Ruzicka. Bradbury, p. 253. Condition of this book: Fine. Special Limited Edition, first issue in this format. Size: Miniature. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Philosophy; United States; 1960s; Politics & Government. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53986. . This booklet or book is lighter than a standard-size book, and may i ... Read more

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