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THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK: BEING A POEM IN EIGHT FITS
[Mt. Vernon, NY]: Peter Pauper Press. [ca.1939]. Limited Edition (one of 1450 copies). Hardcover, no jacket. 75pp. Illustrated. Near Fine condition. A bit of sun fading to the boards/spine. Interior clean, unmarked, bright and tight. A lovely copy of this beautifully illustrated (by Cobbledick) and printed Peter Pauper limited edition. (cfm)
$60.00
THE KING'S MIRROR (SPECULUM REGALE - KONUNGS SKUGGSJA) (Scandinavian Monographs Volume III)
New York:The American-Scandinavian Foundation. 1917. xvi+388pp. Hardcover. Blue boards lightly soiled and shelfworn, with bottom spine edge bumped (with a resulting tear to bottom rear spine gutter). Edge points have been bumped as well with top edges having corresponding creasing to top of page edges throughout the book. Internally, pages are clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight and hinges intact. *Translated from the old Norwegian by Lawrence Marcellus Larson.
$45.00
THE LAND OF HEART'S DESIRE
Portland, Maine:Thomas B. Mosher. 1903. 2nd edition, limited to 950 copies on Van Gelder Paper. 33pp. Hardcover.  Grey boards lightly soiled along edges, with labels on front cover and spine in very good condition. Page edges soiled. Internally, end pages age-toned but otherwise clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures.  A very good copy.
$125.00
THE LAST BOOK OF WONDER
Boston: John W, Luce & Company. [1916]. First American Edition. Hardcover, no jacket. 213pp. B/w illustrations by S.H. Sime. Very Good condition. Boards are lightly shelfworn. Gilt titling and decoration remains clear. Dust spotting to page edges. The six illustration pages are semi-glossy paper and have foxed a bit, also affecting the facing pages.  Otherwise this volume is in very nice shape, clean and unmarked, square and securely bound.  A collection of short stories by Dunsany, the Irish fantasy author thought to have inspired the works of Tolkien and Lovecraft. (cfm)
$55.00
THE LAST YEAR OF LEO TOLSTOY
New York:The Dial Press. 1971. 1st edition, stated. xxv+235pp. With frontispiece. Hardcover with dust jacket. Red boards in very good condition with gilt on spine dulled. Internally, light smudging to half title page, otherwise pages clean and bright. The dust jacket is lightly worn along edges but otherwise in very good condtiion. It is not price clipped. *"The first publication in English of the diary kept by Tolstoy's personal secretary over the lat year of the writer's life"...dj.
$25.00
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
New York:Thomas Y. Crowell Company. (1946). No pagination. Illustrated by Jack Tinker. Hardcover with slipcase.  The gilt on the spine is faded, otherwise boards in very good condition. Internally, very slight age-toning to paper, otherwise pages clean and bright. No previous owners marks or signatures.  Slipcase is shelf-worn and soiled but still in one piece.  
$25.00
THE LIFE AND WORKS OF EVGENIJ ZAMJATIN
Berkeley:University of California Press. 1968. 302pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book in very good, clean condition save for some dust residue to top edge of rear board. The dust jacket, very slightly soiled, is in very good condition.
$20.00
THE LISTS OF BOOKS FROM THE BRITISH MAGAZINE 1746-50, COLLECTED WITH ANNUAL INDEXES
London: Gregg Press Ltd. 1965. Facsimile reprint of British Magazine issues of the period. Hardcover, no jacket. Very Good condition. Sunfadiing to foot of spine and lower edge of cover. Otherwise in fine condition with clean, bright and unmarked pages, with no foxing. The binding is square and tight. We obtained this book directly from the publisher; it has never been privately owned. Contaiins lists and descriptions of books published each month during the period, as reported by the British Magazine. (cfm)  
$25.00
THE LITERARY GUILLOTINE
New York:John Lane. 1903. x+262pp+3pp ads. Hardcover. Gray decorated boards lightly soiled and shelfworn with spine label darkened with a very small chip to one edge. Internally clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight and hinges intact. 
$45.00
THE LITTLE BLUE LIGHT. A PLAY IN THREE ACTS
London:Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1951. 1st english edition. 163pp. Signed and inscribed by Author on the 1st free endpage. Hardcover with dust jacket. Green boards with title in blue print on spine strip in very good condtion. Top page edges soiled. Internally, endpages age toned but aside from the inscription, free of previous owners marks or signatures. The dust jacket is still in one piece and not price clipped, but soiled and foxed, with wear to edges and folds.
$150.00
THE MAN FORBID AND OTHER ESSAYS
Boston:The Ball Publishing Company. 1910. 1st edition. 255pp. Hardcover. Red boards lightly soiled with gilt on front cover still bright, but dulled on spine. Top edges gilt. Internally pages clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight and hinges intact. 
$35.00
THE MEASURE OF THE HOURS
New York:Dodd, Mead and Company. 1907. 1st edition. 371pp. Hardcover. Green blindstamped covers lightly soiled and shelfworn with light mottling to bottom edge front cover, top and bottom spine ends worn and frayed, and edge points worn to boards. Title in gilt on front cover still bright but dulled on spine strip. Internally, end-pages slighlty age-toned, with a previous owners name to 1st free end-page, a bookseller ticket to inside rear board, and  same previous owners initials and date to last page. The binding is holding but the front hinge has cracked. A good, solid copy. *Previous owners name is Richardson Wright, former editor-in-chief of House and Garden Magazine (US) from 1914-1946. 
$25.00
THE MEMOIRS OF SOLAR PONS
Sauk City, WI:Mycroft and Moran, Publishers. 1951. 1st edition, limited to 2000 copies.  245pp. Hardcover with dust jacket.  Book in very good clean condition, with no previous owners marks or signatures, but with light age-toning to endpapers and light soiling to top page edges. The dust jacket is not price clipped, but lightly soiled and worn along edges and at edgepoints, with an old vertical crease down the spine, as if it was removed and folded while reading the book. A very good copy.  *"This long awaited second collection of pastiches of the immortal Sherlock Holmes offers eleven new adventures of Solar Pons, who has been called by Vincent Sarrett 'a clever impersonator, with a twinkle in his eye, which tells us that he knows he is not Sherlock Holmes, and knows that we know it, but that he hopes we will like him anyway for what he symbolizes' ."...dj
$100.00
THE MUSIC FROM BEHIND THE MOON. An Epitome
New York:The John Day Company. 1926. 1st edition, one of 3000 copies. 54pp. Illustrated with 8 wood engravings by Leon Underwood. Hardcover with remains of slipcase. Book in very good condition. The spine label is age toned, with wear to spine ends (to boards on lower edge). Internally,  a previous owners inscription to inside rear board, otherwise end-pages slightly age toned but clean.  Woodcuts in very good clean condition.  The slipcase is in poor condition, soiled and shelfworn, missing the spine strip and half of the bottom edge,and completely detached along bottom edge.  *First book published by The John Day Company.
$35.00
THE PARIS REVIEW 12. SPRING 1956
Paris:The Paris Review. 1956. 127pp+17pp ads. Softcover. Covers lightly soiled but otherwise in very good, clean condition.  *Includes an interview with William Faulkner; fiction by John Langdon, Owen Dodson, and Gina Berriault; and poetry by W.S, Merwin, Eugenio Montale and many others. 
$75.00

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