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Memorials of Prison Life, Finley, Rev. James
101 Finley, Rev. James Memorials of Prison Life
Cincinnati Swormstedt & Poe 1852 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
Cincinnati: Swormstedt & Poe, 1852. Originally published 1850. Assumed 2nd printing. Hardcover measures 7-3/4" x 4-3/4" wide. Dark brown blind-embossed covers with no title. 354 pp. A memoir of a chaplain to the penitentiary of Ohio, describing his experiences. Book in fair condition with flaws noted: Outer spine removed from text block. Much interior foxing present on pages. No other writing or marks present. Front inner gutter cracked, and cover slightly loose. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Scribner's Magazine Vol 95. Jan - June, 1934 - Custom Bound, Fitzgerald, F. Scott
102 Fitzgerald, F. Scott Scribner's Magazine Vol 95. Jan - June, 1934 - Custom Bound
New York Scribner's 1934 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12 Edward Shenton 
New York: Scribner's Magazine. Bound 6-month volume containing January - June, 1934 (Volume 95). Grey-blue linen cloth binding with a dark blue coated spine with silver gilt title, and decorative blue & yellow kozo hand-made paper endpapers. Kozo endpapers are meant to remind the reader of the original 'Mediterranean' feel of the original dust jacket artwork. Bound volume contains original advertisements, but lacks covers. This volume was custom rebound by Campbell Logan Bindery in Minneapolis, MN. This custom bound 6-month volume contains the first publishing of Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night. The novel was serialized in four parts by Scribner's Magazine within January - April, 1934 and later published in book form in April of that year. His fourth and final completed novel, Tender was Fitzgerald's darkest, and most auto-biographical - paralleling his life with Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. Illustrations by Edward Shenton. Serialized magazine publications - such as this one - are generally thought of as 'true first editions' because they are printed and released before the final first book edition is available. Overall, binding in fine condition - professionally rebound in November, 2013, utilizing the finest materials by skilled practitioners. Interior contents (magazine) is in good condition with no underlining, writing or damaged pages. Although a previous library bound book that contains some usual internal library markings (Univ of Rochester Library stamp) found on title page and on front, fore and bottom edge, they have been kept to a minimum. 
Price: 330.00 USD
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Little Lord Fauntleroy, Frances Hodgson Burnett
103 Frances Hodgson Burnett Little Lord Fauntleroy
New York Scribner's 1886 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 Reginald B. Birch 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. 1st edition, 2nd printing, as described in BAL 2064. Does not contain the De Vinne Press emblem on page 210. Hardcover, 8vo - measures 8-1/2" x 6-3/4" with decorative cloth and gilt image of Cedric & dog on front cover. Head & tail of spine chipped, corners bumped and rubbed. Light discoloration and wear of boards. Spine and small section of front and back cover contain white remainder from previous owner's book label. Front and back interior hinges cracked and loose. Overall loose feeling of pages. 26 illustrations by Reginald B. Birch. 210 pp. Condition: Previous owners writing on brown ffep in pencil; child's name signed in pencil on interior end paper, along with old sticker image? that was removed, some color remains. 1-1/2" tear on top ffep at hinge. Bibliography of American Literature: BAL 2064 1st edition, second print, without De Vinne Press devise on page 210. According to publishers records, the second printing was done by J.J. Little & Co. whose imprint appears on the copyright page. The Little printing was received by the publisher Oct. 26, 1886 w/ page 210 blank. Followed by 16 pages of advertisements starting with Hans Brinker; or the Silver Skates. 
Price: 199.99 USD
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Valhalla and other Poems, Francis, Robert
104 Francis, Robert Valhalla and other Poems
New York Macmillan 1938 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Macmillan, 1938. First Edition. Cream cloth hardcover with grayish dust jacket. Measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" tall. 133 pp. A blank verse important addition to the poetry of New England tradition; distinctive in that it combines the dramatic force of the epic with the charm of the lyric. Situated in a Vermont homestead, built on a tall hill called 'Valhalla'.Overall, fair condition, with flaws noted: Corners slightly bumped. Foxing / yellowing to front endpapers, a tragedy of paper quality. Dust jacket heavily chipped along top and bottom edges, and head/tail of spine. Considerable water staining present on lower front and back dust jacket and board edges, however does not affect any text pages (only slightly on corner edges of endpapers). Book tight and complete with no interior writing, underlining, etc. Not ex-library. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Independent, June 27, 1901. Vol LIII, No. 2743 [Quest of the Orchis], Frost, Robert [R. L. Frost]
105 Frost, Robert [R. L. Frost] The Independent, June 27, 1901. Vol LIII, No. 2743 [Quest of the Orchis]
New York The Independent 1901 1st Edition No Binding Very Good Newspaper 4to - over 9 - 12 
New York: The Independent, June 27, 1901. Vol LIII, No. 2743. Single weekly publication in original wraps (not a previously bound copy). Measures 6-3/4" x 9-5/8" tall. 59 pp. with 12 total pages of advertisements (i-iv, 1457-1516, v-xii). Cover contains full contents of title and author. (Bibliographic reference: Crane C2) This single month wraps of The INDEPENDENT is very scarce and notable for containing Robert Frost's very early third appearance in print in a national magazine, predating his first book. 'The Quest of the Orchis' was included in the June 27, 1901 issue, published as R. L. Frost, and is only his third appearance, after his 1894 inclusion of the poem 'My Butterfly: An Elegy' and a 1896 poem 'The Birds Do Thus' in the same magazine. Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant's description in Robert Frost: The Trial by Existence explains it in detail: '...Frost has often said, was one of the two most crucial experiences of a literary and poetic kind in his student life: "I happened into the old library, and found on the magazine rack a copy of the Independent, with a poem on the front page. This experience gave me my very first revelation that a publication existed, anywhere in my native land, that was a vehicle for the publication of poetry. There was even an editorial about this poem, which I read with rapt amaze. So when later I had a poem [My Butterfly], I of course sent it to the Independent.'" Overall, very good condition, with flaws noted: Light chipping at head of spine and top edge of cover. Top/fore corner rounded from mechanical damage (see picture). Creased lower front spine near lower staple location. Staples appear lightly oxidized. Otherwise internally clean and tight two-staple binding. Entire cover wraps have become unglued and disconnected from text block. Not ex-library. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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Death in April, G. Rostrevor Hamilton
106 G. Rostrevor Hamilton Death in April
London Cambridge 1944 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
London: Cambridge, 1944. Dark green cloth hardcover, in no dust jacket. Measures 5-1/8" x 7-3/4" tall. 46 pp. A First edition book of poetry inspired by World War Two. The printed dedication page reads: ''To a Company of Friends in Memory of the 30th November 1943''. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped. Head and tail of spine bumped and rubbed. Slight wear to cloth covers. No interior writing present. Not ex-library. Book tight and complete. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Popular Scientific Recreations in Natural Philosophy, Astronomy, Geology, Chemistry, etc., Gaston Tissandier
107 Gaston Tissandier Popular Scientific Recreations in Natural Philosophy, Astronomy, Geology, Chemistry, etc.
Chicago Continental Publishing 1885 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12 
Full title: Popular Scientific Recreations in Natural Philosophy, Astronomy, Geology, Chemistry, etc. Translated and enlarged from 'Les Recreations Scientifiques' of Gaston Tissandier (editor of 'La Nature'). Chicago: Continental Publishing, 1885. Presumed First thus, no other dates listed. Tan calf leather bound hardcover with four raised bands on spine, gilt decorations and a deep red gilt title block within a spine band. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Measures 7" x 10" tall. 781 pp. with full index in back, and contents pages in front. Hundreds of detailed illustrations throughout text. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Corners, edges and head / tail of spine bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine chipped. Front cover to page viii detached. Rear gutter leather cracked, but tightly attached. Outer spine gilt title very bright and readable. Internally clean and tight binding - very bright text and illustrations. No pages removed. Not ex-library. 
Price: 199.99 USD
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Story Magazine, Summer 1999, Gautreaux, Tim; Barton, Emily
108 Gautreaux, Tim; Barton, Emily Story Magazine, Summer 1999
Cincinnati F&W Publications 1999 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 R.O. Blechman 
Cincinnati: F&W Publications. Editor: Lois Rosenthal. Volume 47, #3. Printed Summer 1999. Paperback with paper covers. Features short fiction by many: Judith Freeman: Wild Goose; Alice Schell: Birthday; Emily Barton: An Affair of State (Secretary B. Writes to the People's Committee); Tim Gautreaux: Good for the Soul; Matt Cohen: Edward/Eduardo; Patrick Downes: Sweet Glass; Thomas King: Another Great Moment in North American Indian History; Karla Kuban: Half Moon; Brian Leung: Six Ways to Jump Off a Bridge; Carol Shields: Keys; Michael Crummey: Roots; Andrew Sean Greer: How it Was for Me; Ingrid Hill: The Fall of Sparrow Hill. This copy is free of tears, writing, remainder marks, or ex-library stamps. Small crease at fold of covers (indicating it was read at least once). 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Story Magazine, Summer 1995, Gautreaux, Tim; Dooling, Richard;
109 Gautreaux, Tim; Dooling, Richard; Story Magazine, Summer 1995
Cincinnati F&W Publications 1995 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 R.O. Blechman 
Cincinnati: F&W Publications. Editor: Lois Rosenthal. Volume 43, #3. Printed Summer 1995. Paperback with paper covers. Features short fiction by many: Mapping God's Voice (Richard Dooling); Bill (Brad Watson); People on the Empty Road (Tim Gautreaux); Elk Talk (Elizabeth Gilbert); Mosaic (Vinayak Vatsal); Hotel of the Saints (Ursula Hegi); Moon Baby (Kathleen Tyau); All Lips (Kathleen Tyau); General Markman's Last Stand (Tom Paine); Grant (Ellen Douglas); The Last Party Boat Out (David Lansing); The Opposite of Loneliness (Brad Udall); The Vigilante (Victor Schiff). This copy is free of tears, writing, remainder marks, or ex-library stamps. Small crease at fold of covers (indicating it was read at least once). 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Willa Cather - Pamphlets on American Writers #36, Ghent, Dorothy Van
110 Ghent, Dorothy Van Willa Cather - Pamphlets on American Writers #36
Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press 1964 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1964 First Edition,1st printing. Measures 8" x 5-1/2" wide. Stiff stapled wrapper softcover. 46 pp. Title #36 of this long published University of Minnesota literary publication. American literary biography on Willa Cather, one of America's great writers. Good condition with flaws noted: Previous owner's label on inside front cover. Light wear to edge of outer spine. Not ex-library; staple binding sound - copy tight and complete. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Thornton Wilder - Pamphlets on American Writers #34, Grebanier, Bernard
111 Grebanier, Bernard Thornton Wilder - Pamphlets on American Writers #34
Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press 1964 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1964 First Edition, 1st printing. Measures 8" x 5-1/2" wide. Stiff stapled wrapper softcover. 48 pp. Title #34 of this long published University of Minnesota literary publication. American literary biography on Thornton Wilder, one of America's great poets. Good condition with flaws noted: Previous owner's label on inside front cover. Light wear to edge of outer spine. Not ex-library; staple binding sound - copy tight and complete. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Studio: Europe [Signed by Author], Groth, John; Hemingway, Ernest (introduction)
112 Groth, John; Hemingway, Ernest (introduction) Studio: Europe [Signed by Author]
New York Vanguard Press 1945 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Poor Book 4to - over 9 - 12 Groth, John Signed by Author(s)
New York: Vanguard Press. Published October, 1945. 1st edition. Dark blue cloth hardcover with dust jacket, measures 9-3/4" x 7". Numerous illustrations present by the author. Signed with inscription by John Groth on front free endpaper. Studio: Europe is the author's impressions of World War II in both word and illustration. Groth was a war correspondent for the Chicago Sun, and his first story was the liberation of Paris. Groth was a very popular magazine illustrator, found in many of the same Esquire Magazines Hemingway was writing short stories and essays during the 1930's. Hemingway wrote the introduction for the artist - author John Groth's book; Groth also writes of Hemingway, during WWII in chapter 12 "Schloss' Hemingway", as well as a drawing of Hemingway. Book in very good condition, with flaws noted: Price clipped dust jacket in fair condition - chipped and torn edges, and 1/2" closed tear on top and bottom. DJ now enclosed in a Bro-dart crystal clear archival dust jacket cover. Book clean and tight, with slightly bumped lower corners. Signature on free endpaper has old, clear tape over top and yellowing part of signature. Could be removed with a trained hand. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Selected Poems, Guest, Edgar A.
113 Guest, Edgar A. Selected Poems
Chicago Reilly & Lee 1940 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1940. First edition. Hardcover with yellow paper covered boards on brown cover and spine. Shadowed green title on cover. 12mo - measures (5 1/2" x 7 3/4"). 60 pages. A collection of 42 selected poems by Guest, including "My Creed," "Be a Friend," "Only a Dad," "Life's Highway," "I Ain't Dead Yet," and others. Book in very good condition with flaws noted: Clean and tight binding with great corners and no flaws to speak of. Previous owner's gift inscription on end paper, with raised monogram stamp present as well, else no interior marks, writing, tears, etc. Not an ex-library book. Very nice example of a book well taken care of. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Chiffon's Marriage, GYP [La Comtesse de Martel]
114 GYP [La Comtesse de Martel] Chiffon's Marriage
New York Fredrick A. Stokes 1895 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 Edwards, H. C. 
New York: Fredrick A Stokes, (1895). Hardcover First American edition. 12mo, original green cloth. 236 pp. No dust jacket. Translated by Mrs. Patchett Martin. Illustrated by H.C. Edwards. Book in good condition with flaws noted: Spine darkened, ffep missing (removed) otherwise good. Previous owners name on half title page, in elegant cursive writing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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SOLITARY in the RANKS - Lawrence of Arabia as Airman and Private Soldier [T.E. LAWRENCE], H. Mongtomery Hyde
115 H. Mongtomery Hyde SOLITARY in the RANKS - Lawrence of Arabia as Airman and Private Soldier [T.E. LAWRENCE]
New York Atheneum 1978 0689108486 / 9780689108488 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
SOLITARY IN THE RANKS - Lawrence of Arabia as Airman and Private Soldier by H. Montgomery Hyde Contents: The history of Colonel T. E. Lawrence's career in the ranks of the Royal Air Force and Royal Tank Corps after gaining fame as 'Lawrence of Arabia' with his spectacular organization of the Arab revolt against the Turks. Book Description: New York: Atheneum, 1978. 1st American edition in original dust jacket. Dark blue cloth hardcover. Measures 9-1/8" x 6" wide. 288 pp. Illustrated with numerous b/w historical images. Condition: Overall, book in very good condition. Glossy dust jacket in clean condition. Previous collector has some highlighting to pages. Previous collector's name plate on inner front cover. Not ex-library or book club edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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All About the Night Before Christmas, Hall, Gladys
116 Hall, Gladys All About the Night Before Christmas
New York Cupples & Leon 1918 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6 
New York: Cupples & Leon, 1918. First Edition. 16mo. With eight wonderful color plates and black & white illustrations throughout by Gladys Hall. Brown paper boards, lettered in black on front and spine, with round pictorial paste-on label on front. A beautiful copy of the most scarce title in this "All About" series. The last and most-rare title in the "ALL ABOUT" series, containing the timeless Christmas poem by Clement Moore, and illustrated by Gladys Hall. A rare find and scarce collectible! Book in good condition with flaws noted: Front hinge cracking, but contents tight and complete. Rear board creased & a tiny bit of wear to spine edges. Rear board also has two small "Christmas Greetings" stamps pasted on rear endpaper - dated 1927! 
Price: 199.99 USD
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Forgotten Books of the American Nursery, Halsey, Rosalie
117 Halsey, Rosalie Forgotten Books of the American Nursery
Detroit, MI Singing Tree Press 1969 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Detroit, MI: Singing Tree Press, 1969. First Edition (reissue) of the 1911 Charles E. Goodspeed & Co. (Boston) first printing. Measures 8-3/4" x 5-3/4" wide. Yellow cloth hardcover binding with in no dust jacket. 245 pp. with index. A wonderful reference book of early children's books, with 25 reproduced illustrations from historic children's books (1750-1835). Book in very good condition with flaws noted: ex-library copy with withdrawn stamp on ffep, removed pocket on back ffep, light blind stamp visible on title page, and library mark on spine. Top corner bumped; Clean and tight with no interior writing, marks or underlining. Interior contents very clean and bright. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Difference and other Poems, Harriet Monroe
118 Harriet Monroe The Difference and other Poems
New York Macmillan 1925 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
New York: Macmillan, 1925. Early reprint, originally published in 1924. Charcoal blue paper covered boards with tan cloth spine hardcover, in no dust jacket. Measures 5-3/8" x 7-3/8" tall. 123 pp. An early edition by the long time editor of Poetry, A Magazine of Verse. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine bumped and rubbed. No interior writing present. Not ex-library. Book tight and complete. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Excavations at Sarachane in Instanbul Vol. I, Harrison, R. M.
119 Harrison, R. M. Excavations at Sarachane in Instanbul Vol. I
Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 1986 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover measures 11-1/4" x 8-3/4" wide. Blue cloth hardcover with gilt title on front cover and spine. 432 pp. with 43 pages of photographs. Full title: Excavations at Sarachane in Istanbul Volume 1: The Excavations, Structures, Architectural Decoration, Small Finds, Coins, Bones, and Molluscs. An institutional publication detailing the excavation and findings during 1964-1969 of the 'lost' church of St. Polyeuktos, built by Anicia Juliana in 524-527. An important archaeological find due to its critical period immediately before the building program of Justinian. Book in very good condition with flaws noted: Previous owner's decorative signature on ffep. No other writing or marks present. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Selected Poems, Hart Crane
120 Hart Crane Selected Poems
New York Liveright 1933 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Liveright, 1933. First edition. Maroon cloth hardcover in no dust jacket. Measures 5-3/4" x 8-3/4" tall. 179 pp. Frontis portrait of author painted by David Alfaro Siqueiros. A first edition printing of the collected poems of Hart Crane. This copy is not one of the 50 limited press copies reserved for the friends of the author; however it is the 1st/1st found in maroon cloth and very scarce. Overall, very good condition, with flaws noted: Previous owner's signature on ffep. Damage to cloth on head of spine, extending down around 3/4" on spine, and extends over 1/4" on front and back covers. Book tight and complete, internally clean. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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