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New York:Alfred A. Knopf. 1923. Limited edition, #427 of 950 copies, signed by the Author on the colophon page. Designed by Bruce Rogers, 65pp, largely uncut. Decorated boards with black spine and chipped spine label. Page edges soiled/foxed. Internally, end-pages age toned, but otherwise a clean copy. Black slipcase still in one piece with with wear to edges.
Sauk City, WI:Mycroft and Moran. 1961. 1st edition, limited to 2000 copies. xi+199pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book boards in very good condition with silver on spine still bright. Top page edges soiled with dust residue. Internally clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures. 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. *"An enquiry into mayhem and homicide in the Midwest."
New York:Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers. (1987). 1st edition, thus. 134pp. Illustrated, and designed, by Barry Moser. Hardcover with dust jacket. Top of page edges slightly soiled, otherwise a very good, clean copy, inside and out. Unclipped dust jacket in very good, clean condition as well.
New York:Alfred A. Knopf. 1915. 256pp. Hardcover. In very good, clean condition. The only drawback is someone left a paper clip holding the first two pages, the free end-page and the half-title page, and the resultant indent and rust residue is on those pages. Otherwise the pages are clean and bright with no previous owners marks or signatures. The maroon boards are clean the the gilt still bright. In very good condition.
London:Faber and Faber Limited. (1952). 232pp. 1st english edition. Hardcover. Red boards slightly soiled at edges. Gilt on spine still bright. Internally, end-pages are age toned and rest of pages slightly darkened with age. Otherwise a very good, clean copy with no previous owners marks or signatures. The dust jacket, in poor condition, is included.
Privately printed for The Pierre Louys Society. 1928. Limited edition of 933 copies, printed on pure rag Unicorn laid paper. xxxi+185pp. Illustrated with 24 color plates/printed tissue guards by Felix Frank. Top edges gilt. Hardcover. Green boards decorated in gilt, lightly shelfworn with wear/small tears to spine ends and top front edge point gently bumped. Internally, a very good, clean copy, free of previous owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight and hinges intact.
Edinburgh:Oliver & Boyd for the Scottish Gaelic Texts Society. 1938. lii+382pp. Many pages still uncut. Hardcover. Blue boards lightly rubbed at spine edges with light overall soiling. Top edges gilt. Lower spine end shelf-worn, starting to fray and with a small tear. Text on spine still bright. Internally, pages clean and bright with no previous owners marks or signatures and many pages still uncut. A very good copy. *Scottish Gaelic Texts Volume 2.
Boston:Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1897. 1st American edition. 323pp. Hardcover. No dust jacket. The green boards are lightly shelf-worn, rubbed and soiled with wear to spine ends and edges. Page edges soiled. Internally, pages are clean, aside from an occasional smudge scattered through, but free of any prior owners marks or signatures, The binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good copy.
New York: The Heritage Club. . Hardcover in slipcase, no jacket. Quarter leather with decorated boards. xi+155pp. VG+ condition in a VG slipcase Slipcase is bumped and a little grimy but still rigid and protective. The volume has an owner name neatly penned to ffep, and a handful of dust spots to top page edge. Otherwise a beautiful copy. This edition is illustrated with striking water-colors by Pierre Brissaud of Paris. (cfm)
Garden City, NY:Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1938. 1st edition. 310pp. Signed/Inscribed by the Author on the title page. Hardcover. Black boards lightly soiled and shelfworn, with wear along edges and spine ends. Gilt on spine dulled. Internally, end-pages age-toned, with a previous owenrs inscription to 1st free end-page and an embossed stamp to half-title page. The title page is signed/inscribed by the author, crossing out his printed name. Otherwise paper is slightly age-toned throughout but clean. The binding is tight and hinges intact. *Inscribed to William Barbour, who worked for the American Federation for the Blind, lining up authors to read all or parts of their books for the Talking Books program.
THE TRAGEDIES OF HEROD AND MARIAMNE. (Number 145 of the Columbia University Studies in English and Comparative Literature)
New York:Columbia University Press. 1940. (xiii)+304pp.With frontispiece. Hardcover. Green boards slightly worn at spine ends. Label on spine strip soiled and starting to seperate from board at upper left corner. Internally clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures. A very good, clean copy, inside and out.
Boston:Little, Brown, and Company. 1925. 1st edition. xiv+253pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Blue boards lightly soiled, rubbed and shelfworn with a bit of sun-fading to rear board. Gilt bright on front board but dulled on spine strip. Top edges gilt. Internally end pages just slightly age-toned with a large bookplate attached to inside front board, otherwise clean and bright. The binding is tight but slightly cocked, with hinges intact.
New York:Random House. 1982. 48pp. Illustrated. Slim hardbound in slipcase. With an introduction by Paul Theroux. Limited to 500 copies, signed and numbered by V. S. Pritchett on the half title page and signed by Theroux on the title page. Both book and slipcase in near fine condition. Slipcase does still have the original sticker price on the lower spine edge.
London:Halton and Truscott Smith, Ltd. 1927. Number 243 out of limited edition of 525. vii+165pp. Hardcover with vellum spine and edge points. Purple cloth soiled and starting to fray along lower front spine edge. Vellum spine and edge points soiled and darkened with age. Internally, end-papers lightly age-toned but otherwise in very good, clean condition.
Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1927. Hardcover, no dj. 121pp+40pp notes. Very Good condition. Boards lightly worn, spine (with paper title label) browned and grimy (interstingly a fresh clean title label is tipped into the back of the book). Interior is clean, bright and tightly bound. Some text pages and all notes pages remain uncut. One of 250 copies printed on hand-made paper. "The Watsons was written at some time not earlier than 1803. It was first published in 1871" as edited by Austen's nephew. This 1927 edition, complete with copious notes, restores the original text. (cfm)
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