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[The Dustbowl Trilogy, comprising:] In Dubious Battle; Of Mice and Men [First Issue]; The Grapes of Wrath by STEINBECK, John (1902-1968)

New York: Covici Friede / Viking Press [through 1939], 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Fine/Fine. A superb set of the Dustbowl Trilogy, Steinbeck's epic Depression-era paean to the lives of dispossessed tenant farmers and migrant agricultural worke...

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[Whaling] De Walvischvangst, met Veele Byzonderheden Daartoe Betrekkelyk. Met plaaten by [JONG, Dirk de (active 1779-1805)]

Amsterdam / Harlingen: Peter Conrad / Volkert van der Plaats [through 1786], 1784. First Edition. Quarter-Calf. Fine. Rare complete copy of this early classic in the literature of whaling, illustrated with finely engraved maps of the polar regions, incl...

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Fructologie, ou Description des arbres fruitiers ainsi que des fruits que l'on plante et qu'on cultive ordinairement dans les jardins . . . [bound with] Pomologie, ou description des meilleures sortes de pommes et de poires, Que l'on estime & cultive le plus, soit aux Pais-Bas, soit en Allemagne, en France, en Angleterre, &c by KNOOP, Johann Hermann (c.1706-1769)

Amsterdam: Chez M. Magérus, Libraire, 1771. First Edition thus. Full Calf. Fine. Rare French Edition of the first compendium of fruit arboriculture with 39 folding copper-engraved plates in fine contemporary hand coloring. Two foolscap-folio volumes bo...

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[Children's Literature] Original stories from real life with conversations, calculated to regulate the affections, and form the mind to truth and goodness by [William Blake] WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary (1759-1797)1

London: printed for J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1791. Second Edition. Vellum. Fine. First Edition illustrated by William Blake (and first to carry Wollstonecraft's name on title page) of this didactic collection of stories for children. ...

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Four Quartets [comprising East Coker, Burnt Norton, The Dry Salvages, Little Gidding] by ELIOT, T[homas]. S[tearns], 1888-1965

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. -/Fine. First Printing ("First American Edition" on copyright page) of the first single-volume edition of Eliot's wartime masterpiece (preceding the British edition by more than a year), in the ...

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[Color Plate] Select Views of London. With Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Some of the Most Interesting of its Public Buildings by PAPWORTH, J[ohn]. B[uonarotti]., 1775-1847

London: Printed for R. Ackermann, 101, Strand, by J. Diggens, St. Ann's Lane, 1816. Half-Morocco. Fine. First Edition in book form, the issue without Papworth's name on title page (no priority established), collecting a series of architectural notes des...

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The natural history of Barbados. In ten books. By the Reverend Mr. Griffith Hughes, . . . [Large-Paper Issue] by HUGHES, Griffith (b. 1706 or 1707)

London: printed for the author; and sold by most booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland, 1750. First Edition. Three-Quarter Sheep. Near Fine. Scarce Large-Paper Issue of perhaps the most important botanical work on Barbados, a book to "place beside Ca...

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The anatomy of melancholy. What it is, with all the kinds causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & seuerall cures of it, in three partitions, with their severall sections, members & subsections, philosophically, medicinally, historically, opened & cut vp by BURTON, Robert (1577-1640)

London: printed for Peter Parker at the signe of the Legg and Starr in Cornhill over against ye Royall Exchange, 1676. Early Reprint. Morocco. Fine. The final seventeenth-century edition, and the last to be published until 1800 of Burton's classic work....

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