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SELECTED ESSAYS

By: Chesterton, G. K. ; [Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt Jr.'s copy]

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London and Glasgow, Collins: 1939

Seller ID: 42136

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Clear Type Editions; Autograph; 384 pages; Clean and secure in original blue cloth binding in edgeworn dustjacket, chipped at head of spine. Former owner's signature on front free endpaper: Kermit Roosevelt, Jr. Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt, Jr. (1916 - 2000) was the grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt. He was a career intelligence officer who served in the Office of Strategic Services and was the mastermind of the Central Intelligence Agency's Operation Ajax, which orchestrated the coup against Iran's democratically-elected Mohammed Mossadegh administration, and returned Mohammad Reza... View more info

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HOW TO WRITE FICTION, ESPECIALLY THE ART OF SHORT STORY WRITING A Practical Study of Technique

By: Cody, Sherwin

Price: $124.94

Publisher: London, Bellairs and Co.: 1895

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41991

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 190 pages; Clean and tight in publisher's blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board. Gilt lettering a bit faded at spine. This appears to be the dedication copy of what some critics refer to as the first "how-to" book advising the would-be writer on how to write fiction. Preceding half-title, on a blank leaf, is a remarkable inscription SIGNED BY the author to Prof. John F. Genung "who at the expense of much pain and trouble laid the foundation of my knowledge of rhetoric, this textbook on a new branch of rhetoric is dedicated by the author, She... View more info

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The Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

By: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz: 1860

Seller ID: 39321

Condition: Very Good


Tauchnitz Collection of British Authors; 344 pages; Bound in quarter black with marbled boards and marbled endpapers, leather rubbed at extremities. Bound by R.W. Smith & Co. Binders, Marion St., New York Copyright Edition. Edited by Derwent and Sara Coleridge. With a biographical memoir by Ferdinand Freiligrath. OCLC: 11033145 Todd and Bowden No. 512a View more info

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ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF SIR WALTER SCOTT -- A Portrait Engraving by Collas surrounded by an elaborately engraved border [Collas Patent Process Engraving ]

By: Collas, Achille ; (engraver) ; Henry Weekes

Price: $24.94

Publisher: London, 1838

Seller ID: 41873

Condition: Very Good


Engraving; 1 pages; Wonderful 19th Century engraving. Image measures 8 1/4" X 7" (14" x 11" matted). Matted in white stock with clear mylar. This engraving by Achille Collas Patent Process is based on a medallion cast by Henry Weekes derived from the marble replica of Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey's bust at Abbotsford. This dramatic portrait of Walter Scott was published in THE AUTHORS OF ENGLAND: A Series of Medallion Portraits of Modern Literary Characters, Engraved from the Works of British Artists by Henry F. Chorley, (editor) and Achille Collas, (engraver). London: Pub... View more info

THE GREEN PASTURES

By: Connelly, Marc ; Robert Edmond Jones (illustrator); Richard Berry Harrison (SIGNED)

Price: $199.94

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41548

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Autograph; 141 pages; Clean and tight in publisher's green cloth binding in very good dustjacket with large chip at base of spine. Inscribed and SIGNED on the ffep by Richard B. Harrison who portrayed "De Lawd" in the first performance of the play at the Mansfield Theatre, New York City, February 26, 1930. A Fable suggested by Roark Bradford's Southern Sketches, "Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun." Includes the lyrics for several wonderful spirituals. Beautiful black and white illustrations by R. E. Jones. Printed by Lakeside Press. The fanciful rendering of an Old Testament fan... View more info

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LONG WILL - A Romance of the Days of Piers Plowman

By: Converse, Florence ; Garth Jones (illustrator)

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co: 1929

Edition: First Edition Thus; Second Printing

Seller ID: 41350

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


(xvi), 377 pages; Clean and tight in original tan cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative stamping in blue at spine and front board in very nice dustjacket with some shallow chipping at spine ends and a tiny hole near bottom of front panel. Six full page colour plates by Garth Jones. This story deals with those poets and characters of the fourteenth century like Wat Tyler and Jack Straw, John Wycliff, John of Gaunt, and Richard II offering a romantic presentation of life in old England. Florence Converse (1871–1967) was an American author norn in New Orleans. She graduated from W... View more info

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Col. Ross of Piedmont A Novel

By: Cooke, John Esten

Price: $9.94

Publisher: New York, Dillingham: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39970

Condition: Very Good


245 pages; Former owner's name in pencil on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and image of a sword on front cover. OCLC: 362359477 John Esten Cooke was an American novelist, poet and Civil-War veteran best-known for his writings about his home state of Virginia. Although trained as a lawyer, Cooke was able to support himself with his writing from the very beginning of his career, and eventually produced more than 200 published works, including the novels The Virginia Comedians and The Wearing of the Gray, and biographies about Genera... View more info

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THE HYSTERIA OF LADY MACBETH

By: Coriat, Isador Henry

Price: $9.94

Publisher: New York, Moffat, Yard: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40059

Condition: Very Good


(viii), 94 pages; Clean and tight in original tan boards with printed title label at spine. A fascinating psychoanalytic study of the character of Lady Macbeth. The author Isador Henry Coriat (1875 – 1943) was an American psychiatrist and neurologist of Moroccan descent. He was one of the first American psychoanalysts. He was born in Philadelphia in 1875 and was of Moroccan descent on his father's side and German on his mother's side. He grew up in Boston and attended Tufts Medical School, graduating in 1900. He was one of the founders of Boston Psychoanalytic Society, and was the only... View more info

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GREAT MUSICIANS - ART AND GLORY told in Picture and in Story

By: Crawford, Rebekah ; [SIGNED] ; Elizabeth Tousey

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, Donald W. Newton: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40237

Condition: Very Good+


Autograph; Oblong quarto (10 3/4" by 12 1/4"). Inscribed and Signed by the author (Crawford) on the ffep - "To A. Edward Davis, Jr. / The life that is in time with the / melodies of Heaven cannot fail of / being happy. / Rebekah Crawford / Aug. 4th 1925." Otherwise clean and tight in original dark blue cloth binding with decorative stamping in red and green and gilt lettering on front cover. Beautifully illustrated book with full page plates on the left and poetic text about specific musicians on the right, each page in a wonderful decorative graphic border, many incorporating ... View more info

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SIR GEORGE MACDONALD

By: Curle, A. O

Price: $6.94

Publisher: London, Humphrey Milford Amen House: 1941

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 36950

Condition: Very Good


21 pages; A memorial tribute From the Proceedings of the British Academy. Volume XXVI. Printed by John Johnson at the University Press, Oxford. OCLC: 9473737 Sir George Macdonald (b. Elgin 30 January 1862; d. 9 August Edinburgh 1940) was an eminent archaeologist and numismatist who studied the building of the Antonine wall. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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THE GAY SCIENCE in Two Volumes

By: Dallas, Eneas Sweetland

Price: $174.94

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39506

Condition: Very Good-


334 pages; Two volumes bound in red half calf with marbled boards. Contents clean and tight in the bindings. Calf rubbed at hinges and corners with scrape at base of spine of Volume II, but quite sound. Gilt decorative stamping in compartments at spine; gilt ruling at edges of leather on boards; dark green leather spine labels with gilt lettering; labels chipped & cracked. Tope edges gilt. xviii, 334; xvi, 334 pp. Some pages unopened. OCLC 7768549. Eneas Sweetland Dallas was the son of a planter of Scottish parentage in Jamaica. Born in Jamaica in 1828, he moved to England when he was fo... View more info

SWIMMING SCIENTIFICALLY TAUGHT; A practical manual for young and old,

By: Dalton, Frank Eugen

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls company: 1927

Seller ID: 41200

Condition: Very Good


247 pages; Wonderful pictorial cloth binding - light olive brown cloth with white, black and teal blue image of man diving into water with billowing white clouds in the background on front cover. Frontispiece photograph of the author (founder of the Dalton Swimming School). Dozens of photographs and drawings illustrating swimming and diving techniques. Also includes a section on water polo.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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The World of Charles Ricketts

By: Darracott, Joseph

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, Methuen Publishing Ltd: 1980

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 42268

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


200 pages; Clean and tight in original black cloth binding in very nice bright clean dustjacket. From the flap: Charles Ricketts was a man of remarkable versatility. In the 1890s he ranked with Aubrey Beardsley as a powerful influence on book illustrators. In his work for the theatre he rivalled Edward Gordon Craig. As an art critic he was compared with his exact contemporary Roger Fry; as a connoisseur he could contest the views of Bernard Berenson. In The World of Charles Ricketts, Joseph Darracott explores and illustrates Ricketts's major areas of artistic commitment and considers his sign... View more info

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Les Amours de Plantes, poeme en quatre chants

By: Darwin, Erasmus

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Paris, L'Imprimerie De Digeon: 1800

Seller ID: 39083

Condition: Near Fine


(iv), 412 pages; Translated by Deleuze. Suivi de notes, et de dialogues sur la poesie par J. P. F. Deleuze. This botanical poem "The Loves of the Plants," is a description of Linnaeus' sexual system of classification in verse. It comprises the second part of a famous work by Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles Darwin) titled The Botanic Garden. Perhaps to the surprise of modern readers, this didactic poem was immediately popular, as the study of botany was quite fashionable within the higher social circles who found the poetic form appealing. This is the First French edition which... View more info

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PLAYS BY JOHN DAVIDSON being An Unhistorical Pastoral, A Romantic Farce, Bruce A Chronicle Play, Smith A Tragic Farce, and Scaramouch in Naxos A Pantomime

By: Davidson, John ; Aubrey Beardsley (illustrator) ; [David Belasco]

Price: $124.94

Publisher: London / Chicago, Elkin Mathews and John Lane / Stone and Kimball: 1894

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 38439

Condition: Very Good


(viii), 294, 15 (ads) pages; Clean and tight in original light brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt image of a Pierrot designed by Beardsley on front cover. cloth worn and chipped at spine ends. Of this edition 500 copies have been printed for England. Frontispiece, titlepage vignette and cover-design by Aubrey Beardsley. OCLC: 23103467 Attractive 19th century bookplate of David Belasco. David Belasco (1853 – 1931) was an American theatrical producer, impresario, director and playwright. He was the first writer to adapt the short story Madame Butterfly for the sta... View more info

EVERYDAY PEOPLE

By: Davis, Harriet Winton ; [SIGNED]

Price: $14.94

Publisher: College Park, University Press: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41139

Condition: Very Good+


Autograph; 218 pages; Clean and tight in orignal dark green cloth binding with gilt lettering. OCLC: 24497582 Inscribed and SIGNED by the AUTHOR on first blank to Dr. and Mrs. Irving L. Foster. The author Harriet Winton Davis was an author, a descendent of Plymouth Colony's Governor Bradford and was married to Charles W. Davis, a Berwyn, Maryland, lawyer. Irving L. "Frenchy" Foster (RI Alpha, Brown '93) was a Professor of Romance Languages and an initial corporate director of the PA Phi Delta Theta fraternity chapter at Penn State. at the beginning of the 20th century. In addition... View more info

The DIARY OF JOHN EVELYN Volume IV : Kalendarium 1673-1689

By: de Beer, E. S. (ed.) ; John Evelyn

Price: $49.94

Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press: 1955

Seller ID: 42296

Condition: Near Fine


654 pages; Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. John Evelyn (1620-1706) was an English writer and horticulturalist, particularly noted for his memoirs and his famous garden at Sayes Court. This 1955 Clarendon edition of Evelyn's diary is the best scholarly edition. View more info

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Breve tractado de Grimalte y Gradissa

By: de Flores, Juan

Price: $349.99

Publisher: Madrid, Publisher not indicated: 1883

Seller ID: 41475

Condition: Near Fine


xi p., & [facsimile, 113] pages; Bound around the time of publication in 1883 in half vellum over brown marbled paper covered boards, two leather spine labels lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others trimmed rough. This is press numbered "58" on the verso of the title page -- ("Edición fotolitográfica, 107 ejemplares. Números 1 al 4, en vitela; 5 al 107, en papel de hilo. Núm. 58). So this is one of 103 copies printed on "papel de hilo; (copies numbered 1-4 were printed on vellum). A superb early facsimile of the unique copy of this important early no... View more info

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THE FORTUNES AND MISFORTUNES OF THE FAMOUS MOLL FLANDERS

By: Defoe, Daniel

Price: $4.94

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1926

Seller ID: 41658

Condition: Very Good+


Contents clean and tight in original dark blue limp leatherette binding with gilt lettering at spine and emblem on front cover. Toledano Spine No. 3, Bernhard endpapers. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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THE LIFE AND STRANGE SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, of York, Mariner, as Related by Himself Embellished with plates and designs by Noel Pocock

By: Defoe, Daniel ; Noel Pocock (illustrator)

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York and London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1910

Seller ID: 42130

Condition: Very Good-


352 pages; Contents clean and secure in original beige buckram binding with gilt lettering, cloth is worn at spine ends and generally dust soiled with two small stains on rear board; pictorial endpapers, 24 wonderful colour illustrations tipped in on gray-green card stock. OCLC 7891693 Ralph NoelPocock (1878-1955) studied briefly at the Royal College of Art in Kensington, by the turn of the century he was working primarily as a b&w illustrator, contributing to The Public School Magazine and Granta, and several other periodicals. His first book illustrations appeared in 1902, when he provided... View more info