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THE FIFTH PESTILENCE Together with THE HISTORY OF THE TINKLING CYMBAL AND SOUNDING BRASS, Ivan Semyonovitch Stratilatov
London:Wishart and Co. 1927. Presumed 1st English edition. xxv+236pp. Hardcover. Ex-library, with sole library marking a stamp, in small circular shape "Harvard College Library Released". Orange boards soiled, primarily around edges, with gilt on spine slightly dulled. Page edges soiled. Internally, end pages age toned, with aforementioned small library stamp to inside front board, otherwise pages clean. The binding is tight and hinges intact. *Translated from the Russian, with a preface by Alec Brown
New York:Wheat & Cornett, Printers. 1978. 63pp. Stapled wrps. Covers slightly shelfworn with light wear along edges. Internally clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures.
Sauk City, WI:Arkham House. 1948. 1st edition, limited to 3000 copies. 194pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book very slightly shelfworn with gilt on spine still bright. Internally, end pages slightly age toned but free of previous owners marks or signatures. The dust jacket is lightly soiled and shelfworn with a closed tear to the rear panel, bottom edge. Overall, a very good copy with a very good dust jacket.
New York:Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1949). 1st edition, stated. 244pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Green boards with an old stain along the outside edge of the front cover and lightly soiled along edges. Internally, a very good clean copy, free of previous owners marks or signatures, with a small grouping of pages (215-230) with the lower edge point creased. The dust jacket is near very good, not price clipped and still in one piece, but soiled with wear (including small chips and tears) to edges and folds.
(Belleair):Vanitas Press. (1978). 175pp. Illustrated by Lau Shiu Fan. 1st edition, limited to 1000x this is #62. Hardcover. In very good, clean condition, inside and out.
New York:Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1929. 55pp. 1st trade edition. Illustrated by Joseph E. Stanford. Hardcover with dust jacket. Previous owners name to first free end-page and paper slightly age-toned with a small bookseller ticket to lower edge inside rear board, otherwise a very good, clean copy. The dust jacket is worn and soiled, in pieces missing parts of spine and chips to edges, but backed onto brown paper.
New York:E. P. Dutton and Company. (1928). 1st edition, stated. xii+147pp, with some still uncut. Hardcover with dust jacket. Purple boards still bright with a bit of soiling along edges and a patch of sun-fading to top of rear board. Paper label on front cover and spine lighly soiled. Page edges lightly soiled. Internally, end papers slightly soiled and age-toned, otherwise, a very good, clean copy. No previous owners marks or signatures. The dust jacket is in good condition. Still in one piece and not price clipped ($2.00), but soiled with much shelfwear and many tears along edges.
Moscow:Co-Operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the U.S.S.R. 1935. 246pp. 1st edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Yellow boards lightly soiled and age-toned. Page edges soiled. Internally, Internally end-pages are age-toned but otherwise clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures. The dust jacket is soiled and shelf-worn, with chips and tears to seams and edges but still in one piece.
New York:International Publishers. 1935. 246pp. 1st American edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Boards lightly soiled along edges. Page edges soiled. Internally, a lengthy pencilled inscription is on the first free end-page; there is light age toning to end-pages; light foxing to the first few pages, to the half title page, otherwise pages are clean. The dust jacket is soiled and shelf-worn, with chips and tears to seams and edges but still in one piece.
New York:Alfred A. Knopf. 1938. 1st edition. Limited to 700 copies and signed by the Author on the limitation page. 306pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Green boards, lightly soiled around edges but otherwise very good. Page edges soiled. Internally, end-pages are age toned and the number 39 is inked to the 1st free end page, but otherwise the pages are clean. The dust jacket is soiled and shelf-worn, still in one piece, but with wear, including small chips and tears to edges and folds. It is not price clipped. *Author's first book.
Indianapolis:The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Publishers. (1913). 1st edition. 436pp. Illustrated with frontispiece and 3 plates. Hardcover. Red decorated boards lightly soiled and shelfworn with wear to edges and spine ends. Internally, a previous owners large penciled signature to 1st free end-page, otherwise pages slightly age-toned but clean. The binding is tight and hinges intact.
Chicago:Herbert S. Stone and Co. 1896. (255)pp+(8)pp. ads. Illustrated. Hardcover. Red striped boards soiled with spine strip darkened. Internally pages clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good copy.
New York:G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1900. One hundredth thousand printing. 409pp. With fold out list of clues. Hardcover. Decorated boards rubbed and soiled with some scratching and indents. Page edges soiled. Internally, a previous owners bookplate pasted to the inside front board, with end-pages lightly soiled, otherwise a very good, clean copy. The binding is tight and hinges intact but with a crack to the binding at page 240/241. Overall, a good solid copy. *According to Wikipedia, "She (Green) was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories. Green has been called 'the mother of the detective novel'." This was her first detective novel.
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF A CLEVER WOMAN. Illustrated with Occasional Extracts from her Diary - 3 Volumes
London:Hurst and Blackett, Publishers. 1854. 1st edition, in 3 volumes. 301pp+24pp. ads; 304pp+16pp ads; and 322pp. Hardcovers. Ex-library copies with all 3 volumes having remains of stickers to spine strips, large library bookplate (stamped discarded) to inside front boards and remains of card holder and take out paper to rear end-pages. Other than library markings, green blindstamped boards soiled, with gilt on spine dulled but still readable. All spine ends worn with some fraying and chipping to ends and edge points gentle bumped. Internally all three volumes in very good, clean condition. Ads in volume 1 age-toned, with a small tear to last free end-paper in 2nd volume but otherwise, overall, in very good, clean condition.
London/Edinburgh: Gall & Inglis. No date. viii+560pp. Illustrated with 6 coloured engravings on steel. Hardcover. Decorated green boards with gilt still bright on front cover and spine strip, lightly soiled and shelfworn with wear along beveled edges, spine ends and edge points. All page edges gilt. Internally, end-pages lightly soiled and age-toned with a figure (head) attached to inside front board but otherwise clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures but with the title page slightly age-toned with a smudge at the bottom of page. The binding is tight but slightly cocked, the front hinge is cracked with rear intact.
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