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Autograph Letter Signed, ALS. (unpublished)

Nightingale, Florence
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Book Description: 1870. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Foolscap octavo, 5pp. Laid, watermarked (crown) paper. 280mm x 113mm (7" x 4 1/2") all approximate measurements. Two pin hole mounting traces and a light fold across the center, no other faults, in near fine condition. No paper separation. The letter is to C(hristopher) L(egge) Lordan of Romsey Printer, author of "The Unwritten Book, "Colloquies", "English Surnames" and an "Essay Descriptive of the Abbey Church of Romsey in Hampshire". Briefly; This is a letter of acknowlegement, a volunteer contribution to a Volunteer Corps, mention of Sidney Herbert, Robert Napier, 1st Baron of Napier of Magdala (1810-1890) and praise of the men of the Corps. This letter in full, follows, (begins page one) "35 South Street, Park Lane, W., March 21/70. Sir, I beg to acknowledge your note of March 18 & to enclose a Cheque to your Order for my annual contribution of 5 (pounds symbol and not present) in support of the Volunteer Corps of Romsey. It is the least we can do to contribute our money, and I trust that men (underscored)will continue to make it their pride to contribute [C.L. Lordan Es. Hon "Secy" 11th Hants Rifle Corps] (begins page two) their time & thoughts & skill. I had the high honor & pleasure of intercourse with Lord Napier of Magdala, our most distinguished Soldier, Engineer, Commander, who went out to India as Commander in Chief on Friday last, when he paid me a farewell visit on business. He takes a great interest (begins page three) in our volunteers, as he has in everything which bears in itself the spirit of Christian Independence & moral discipline. I wish he could have inspected our Romsey Corps, & given his blessing. He says, among other of his wide experience, that the men can do much for each other. If the younger men, the junior in the Corps, feel that their Seniors never speak a word but of what is (begins page four) high honour activity, always keeping up to the mark in skills, in disipline, in self command in self restraint, in furthering the manliness, the moral and physical efficeniency of their Corps, their district, their country. they the juniors naturally & meritably fall into the same tone. And I can wish no body of men a better with than to render themselves, or to keep (begins page five) themselves worthy of praise of Lord Napier of Magdala, who has done more for the high efficiency, for the moral & sanitary good of his men, than any man since Sidney Herbert." I have the honour to be, Sir, your faithful servant. Florence Nightingale". [Sidney Herbert was a British Government Statesman, Secretary of State of War, and a close ally and confidant of Florence Nightingale.] The holograph letter is from the private and personal collection of C.L. Lordan. From the handwriting a few words may have been extraploated incorrectly. Unpublished, this letter will be found only on this sight (ABE). Price in USD. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 009998

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Autograph Letter Signed

Dickens, Charles
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Book Description: 1843. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. "1, Devonshire, Terrace, York Gate, Regent's Park, / Tenth May, 1843. / Sir, / Let me thank you very / cordially (I should have done so, / before now, but for many pressing / engagements) for your book. / I am much gratified by your recollection / of me; and I / shall always set great store by it, / as a striking example of industry, / intelligence, and preseverance. / Very faithfully yours, / Charles Dickens." Signed with Dickens typical flourish. Foolscap octavo. One page (181 x 112mm) with a conjugate blank, laid watermarked blue paper in black ink. Very Good. No separation. No folding crease, however, the fore edge has a thin crease. There appears to be a somewhat light transfer mark from an adjacent item or smuge on the written page. The blank leaf verso, left hand edge, is thinly attached to a paper mounting page. The holograph letter is to C[hristopher] L[egge] Lordan of Romsey. Printer and author of "The Unwritten Book. "Colloquies", "English Surnames" and an "Essay Descriptive of the Abbey Church of Romsey in Hampshire". This letter is in acknowledgement of a book sent to CD, namely "The Unwriten Book. Colloquies Desultory and Diverse, but Chiefly upon Poetry and Poets ect ". The First unwritten book. A book printed that was never written (given a favorable review by Dickens). This Dickens reply letter along with other letters from English literary figures can be found in a fourteen page, difficult to locate, scarce unbound pamphlet , titled " Sundry Letters Relating to "The Unwritten Book (not intended for circulation)". This ALS is from the private and personel collection of C.L. Loran. Happy 200th "Boz". Price in USD. Bookseller Inventory # 010954

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Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. (SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION. LEC)

Carroll, Lewis. (nom de plume for Charles L. Dodgson)
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Book Description: Limited Editions Club, 1932. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. John Tenniel (illustrator). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This copy signed by Alice Hargraves (the true Alice inspiration) on the first blank page after the half-title page (bound in) and by the typographer/binder, Fred Warde on the colophon page. Limited Editions Club. Reproduced original illustrations by John Tenniel. One of 1500 copies, this is copy number 857. Full red morrocco leather. AEG (all edges gilt). Gilt spine and cover dentelles. The title on the slipcase is "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Royal octavo, xi/182pp. The original slipcase is Very Good, discolored on the spine and box fore edges. The edges of the box are rubbed and some damage affecting the lower spine, not the book. The book is about Near Fine, the red spine has a few small rubbed spots, not affecting the gilt and no wear to the boards. SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION. Limited Editions Club, first edition (thus). Bookseller Inventory # 000371

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Book Description: John Murray (publisher), London, England, 1841. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good or better. Nominal wear, clean, tight and no marks. Printed by W. Clowes and Sons. 1/2 green leather, gold embossed lettering on spine with the date 1841 at the foot of the spine, five raised bands. Green, aqua and gold marbled end papers and boards. "Illustrated by Numerous Engravings." Two frontis pieces, one is two pages (Vol II). Folding map, other maps and plans, plates and other illustrations. Famous Frederic Catherwood engravings. Amorial bookplate of W.L. Alderson on front paste-downs. Octavo, viii/424 and vii/474pp. TEG (top edge gilt). Some foxing throughout as is usually found. Two volumes. MCCCXLI. The next volume (Yucatan) published in 1843, sadly/lamentable is the first volume of two, number two is missing. xii/459pp/appendix. This volume is uniformly bound as the first two in like condition. Tissue guard fold-out frontis and "Illustrated by 120 Engravings." Rediscovery of the ruins of the Mayan civilization with Catherwood's maticulously detailed drawings. Mezoamerica. It is possible to purchase the first two volume set alone, a price will be set at the time of the request. First English Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 001018

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Book Description: No Publisher, NP (no place), 1904. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Slim sixteenmo (16mo). Conversation as It Was by the Social Fire-side In the Time of the Tudors. From ye Diary of ye Cupbearer to Her Majestie Queen Elizabeth. [No Place]: Printed by Ye Puritan Presse at Ye Sign of Ye Jolly Virgin, 1601. First edition thus. Red/rust (or maroon) colored boards, debossed gilt lettering (front board), not paginated (22 pages), ribbon sewn. Light discoloration to a corner of the front cloth board. Front hinge just starting, back hinge tender. Laid watermarked (Covenant Book) paper. Introduction reprints a letter by John Hay, the last paragraph It is needless to say that with this hint the proofs were "pulled" - one for Hay and one for Gunn. - The Saturday Evening Post, Oct. 10, 1903." [see BAL 7810 for a similar item, published in 1925]. Black-letter text. The colophon page states "Printed on November 20, 1904. Fifty-Five Copies of which This is No. ___ , no number is assigned to this copy. Author's suppressed classic. ". Bookseller Inventory # 001687

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Book Description: London: Sampson Low, Searle, Marston, & Rivington/Dublin: E. Ponsonby, 1878. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. From the library of Sir James McGarel-Hogg, 1st Baron of Magheramorne, KCB, his armorial bookplate (both volumes)on the front pastedowns. An errata slip tipped in on page one, volume I. Crown octavo/no dust jacket(s), dark brown cloth pebbled covered boards, gilt lettering on spine. xxii/267pp and iv/348pp. The boards are chipped especially on the spine ends tops that are chipped off down to the pages tops, likewise a piece is missing from vol I top cover edge. Shelf wear along the spine outer gutters. Not foxed, yellow end papers. The volumes are printed by the Sampson Lowe Co(mpany). The front hinge is starting in both volumes. The tips are worn. A small booksellers stamp is on the bottom of rear pastedown. The pages are clean and tight, the gilt on the spine(s) is dulled but not rubbed. Map frontis. Standish is known as "the father of the Irish (Celtic) literary revival. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 001529

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Outskirt Episodes

Tittsworth, W.G
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Book Description: Success Composition and Printing, 1927. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Success Composition and Printing (illustrator). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Crown octavo, 232pp. Portrait frontis photograph (tipped into title page). Very Good/no dust jacket, maroon cloth boards, gilt lettering. There is a wavy rippling to part of the cloth on the front cover and some light spots to the boards and spine. Printed in Des Moines, Iowa. The author's poem "What was Left" finishes the end of the book. Uncommon. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000366

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Collected Verse of Rudyard Kipling (SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION)

Kipling, Rudyard
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Book Description: Doubleday & Page Co, 1910. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. W. Heath Robinson (illustrator). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Crown quarto, xvi/392pp/index to first lines. Very Good/no dust jacket, 3/4 vellum like boards. "This edition is printed on special hand made paper LIMITED to one hundred and twenty five copies SIGNED by the author of which this is No. 106." Frontis and 8 tissue guard full color mounted plates, black and white drawings, and chapter vignettes by W. Heath Robinson. TEG (top edge gilt) and fore-edge and bottom pages uncut. Leather labels to spine with a small chip to the top label. One of the vellum boards is cracked along the outside gutter, however, it is still strong and unaffecting the strength of the book. The boards and spine are soiled and edges wear. All plates and guards present. Of interest is a laid in copy 3 (folds), of "The Vampire" by Rudyard Kipling (in red letters). "Writted for the Painting by Philip Burne-Jones in the New Gallery, 1897. Critic leaflet No. 4. New York, The Critic Co. 1898." Inside is the poem and picture of The Vampire (two leaves). Extra-weight may incur extra-postage. First Edition, thus, limited (illustrated). Bookseller Inventory # 009785

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Book Description: H. Belden & Co, 1881. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Continuing with the title page, 'The North-West Territories and the Island of Newfoundland. from the Latest Surveys and Plans, by Permission of the General and Provincal Governments. Together with a General Descriptive History, &c. Maps of Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, United States, Oceania, The World, Etc., Etc'. With Biographical Directory of Subscribers (in the Eastern Townships and S. Western Quebec [14]pp). The binding is half-calf with dentelles, over full morroco, gilt tooled lettering on the front cover (rubbed). The original boards have been recased with a brown cloth spine and some leaves have been professionaly restored (at the begining and end). Illustrated with engravings and color maps. Folio, [liii], [xx], 118pp and 14pp of biographical directory of subscribers. Morely p 58. Very Good, some spotting to the rear cover, edges rubbed & scuffed, some pages lightly foxed. Extra-weight will incur extra-postage. USD. Bookseller Inventory # 005374

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Catch-22 (Russian Edition)

Heller, Joseph
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Book Description: 1967. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Octavo (21cm x 13cm), 487pp. Near Fine/no jacket, if one was issued. Black paper covered boards, illustrated white lettered cover with gold colored "22". Silver lettering on spine with blue device. Title page in russian, opposit the title page the author and title in English. Small blue aircraft illustration on both title pages. Small Russian rubber stamp, bottom of the title page, no other marks, clean and tight. Pages edge uniformly age toned (poor quality paper). Two bottom corners lightly bumped. Russian language text. 1 p. 45 k. Can I say, a not often seen copy? Produced during the Cold War. Classic novel. First Russian Edition, perhaps. Highspot, great copy for the completist. Bookseller Inventory # 010932

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Wreath of Shamrocks: Ballads, Songs and Legends. (1866)

Casey, John K(eegan). Nom de Plume, "Leo"
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Book Description: Robert S. McGee (publisher), 1866. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Sixteenmo, 140pp. Very Good on better/no dust jacket, embossed green cloth boards with gilt lettering and a shamrock wreathed Irish harp on the cover.PO name and period inscription on the free front end paper. Corners bumped & some light shelfware. The spine head is chipped. The pages are lightly browned at the edges. Small sticker that shows the price ("1/6") on the cover. The hinges and book are bright and clean. Casey was known as "The Poet of Fenian's", and was one of the centeral figures in the Fenian Rising of 1867. This, his first collection of poems and songs includes "The Wearing of the Green". First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 001285

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Book Description: Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 1957. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Octavo, 246pp. Very Good or better/Very Good or better, 1/4 grey cloth and 3/4 blue colored paper covered boards. The book is clean and tight. The jacket shows very little wear. The spine and top edge of the jacket shows a little age tone. The inside gutters are darkened. The red lettering on the cover is bright, a little less so on the spine. A ghost from the jacket flap on the front end paper. Top pages edge, publisher's stained red. Four B&W photo sections. SIGNED, holograph inscription by the author on the free front end paper; "For ____ ____The book may not be good - but the writer's well dressed! Thanks to ____! Rod Serling (signature)". Author's first book. In 1955 it was performed on a live televison drama on Kraft Televison Theater, with Ed Begley, Everett Sloan and Richard Kiley, an Emmy Award winner. There was also a feature-length film version with Van Heflin. First Printing stated. Bookseller Inventory # 000384

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Book Description: Francis & Valentine, 1878. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Octavo, 264/25pp of advertisments, 16pp at the front and 8pp at the rear. Illustrated with steel engravings. The title continues, "with Biographical Sketches of 100 of Principal Men Engaged Therein; and a Series of Finance Articles by Col. Henery S. Fitch". Very Good or better/no jacket as called for, dark brown pebbled cloth boards, bright gilt lettering on the front cover; stating, "Pacific Coast Mining Review / 1878-1879 / Mines - Men - Money/ Stocks / Metallurgy-Mining-Miscellany". The tips and spine ends are worn. The rest of the book is clean, tight and no marks. Printed on quality paper, bright and white. The leaves of the advertisments are printed less quality paper and are somewhat age toned. Small period booksellers sticker on the read pastedown. Errata slip tipped in on page 228 (Original Gold and Silver Mining Company, information. Gold Hill, Nevada). First Edition, dates on the title page and copyright page are alike (October - 1878). More than likely scarce, likley rare. Bookseller Inventory # 010353

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The Marauder (B-26): A Book of the 22nd Bomb(bardment) Group. (1944)

Brosius, Capt. J.W., Jr. (editor and designer)
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Book Description: Halstead Press Pty. Ltd, 1944. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Quarto, 120pp. Very Good or better/no jacket as issued, dark blue pebbled, cloth boards, stamped gold lettering and 5th Air Force insignia. Frontis of General Douglas MacArthur. Scarce Army Air Force unit history in the Southwest Pacific during WW II. The first Group to fly the B-26, B-25, and B-24 successivly in combat against the Japanese. The distinguished Group holds many combat records, accomplishments and citations. The 22nd Bombardment Group is made up of four squadrons, the 2nd, 19th, 33rd and the 408th. Illustrated with numerous combat B&W photographs, maps, four full page reproduced color plates, drawings and the four squadron color insigna plates. Map endpapers. Scarce. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 006301

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Ulysses (1928)

Joyce, James
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Book Description: Shakespeare and Company, 1928. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Octavo,735pp. Very Good/original light blue paper wrappers over soft boards. Some pages unopened. All original tenth edition printed by Sylvia Beach. The blue wraps worn, with some tears to the very fragile cover and some paper loss to the spine (at the spine ends and along the length of the spine). Important highspot. Tenth Edition November 1928, stated. Bookseller Inventory # 000400

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Irish Riflemen in America (1875)

Leech, Arthur Blennerhassett
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Book Description: Edward Stanford/Van Nostrand, 1875. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Crown octavo, 216pp, Rare. (Riling 984) Bright stamped gold embossed blue boards. Map at the rear. A record of the First International Shooting Match in America-1874. Period PO inscription on free front endpaper that has a transfer ghost to the first blank, boards lightly soiled and darkened along the edges. Very Good/no dust jacket as issued. Tips and spine ends worn. Blue cloth boards. "With coloured plates and a map." First British Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000884

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Book Description: Works Publishing Inc./Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing , Inc, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Short octavo, viii/400pp/appendices. Better than Very Good/Very Good, blue cloth debossed lettering on front cover, gilt spine lettering. Derived from the first book informally called the "Big Book". Original red/yellow colored dust jacket with spine sunned. Jacket spine ends and tips are rubbed and has two closed tears on the rear cover. PO name & address on front jacket flap, not in the book. Rough spot on the top front board edge and a couple spots to the pages fore edge, other than that, the book is clean, tight and unmarked. A friend of Bill's. A fairly nice copy. Scarce. First edition, fifteenth printing-January 1954 (in this year membership in AA exceeded 100,000). Bookseller Inventory # 004290

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Italian Villas And Their Gardens. (1904)

Wharton, Edith
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Book Description: The Century Company, New York, NY, 1904. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Maxfield Parrish (illustrator). First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Crown quarto, xii/270pp/appendicies/index. 26 magnificent titled tissue guarded plates by Parrish and other illustrations from photographs by other artists. Very Good/no dust jacket. Shelf worn edges, tips and spine. Frayed and bumped corners (2). Front end papers stained/spotted and foxing to the first and last few pages (internally no foxing). Neat PO inscrtiption and dated in the year of publication on the first blank page. Forest green cloth with gilt titles, full, mostly gilt illustration on front and spine. OVER FIFTY ILLUSTRATIONS BY MAXFIELD PARRISH. TEG (top edge gilt), bottom and fore edge pages uncut. All plates and photos present. Extra-weight may incur extra-postage. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000437

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Rabbit, Run. (FIRST STATE)

Updike, John
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Book Description: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1960. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Octavo, 307pp. Original first state jacket, 16-line blurb on front flap. First in the Rabbit (Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom) series. Very Good or better/Very Good or better, half teal color cloth spine and light blue color paper covered boards, with gilt and silver lettering. The jacket spine is a bit faded (as is usual) also the back of the jacket has minor soiling. The jacket spine head and foot show some rubbing (more-so the spine head). Pages fore edge, light spotting. Tight, no signatures, no marks and $4.00 on the jacket flap .Author's second novel. A nice copy. First Edition, stated. FIRST STATE. Bookseller Inventory # 004239

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The Vision Of McConglinne (Aislinge Meic Conglinne): A Middle-Irish Wonder Tale. (1892)

Meyer, Kuno (editor)
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Book Description: David Nutt 270-271, Strand, 1892. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Crown octavo, liii/212pp/chapter notes/glossary/index of persons/corrigenda. Middle Irish and English language text side-by-side. Laid paper. Decorated end papers (flower and vine). Emerald green (beveled) boards, decorative gold (gilt) embossed cloth with intricate celtic braid illustration on the cover. 'Edited with a translation (based on W.M. Hennessy's notes) with an introduction by Wilhelm Wollner.' Near Fine/no dust jacket as issued. Slight edge wear to corner tips and spine ends. Hinges tight/Book tight, no writing or names. "The famous Irish tale known as THE VISION OF MACCONGLINNE is now for the first time printed in the different versions which have come down to us." The book is to believed to have been written in the late 11 century/early 12th century. Meyer's grammatical appendix is one of the best resources available on Middle Irish." First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 001439

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Where The Wild Things Are

Sendak, Maurice
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Book Description: Harper & Row, Publishers, [New York, NY], 1963. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Maurice Sendak (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Oblong octavo, not paginated. Very Good/no jacket, grey or green cloth spine, color illustrated paper covered boards. Illustrated end papers. Light toning/soiling to the boards edge. Inside, no marks, clean and tight. Color illustrations. Bottom of the title page reads; "Copyright 1963 by Maurice Sendak. Printed in the United States of America. All rights reserved. Library of Congress catalog card number: 63-21253." (Hanrahan A58). Childrens classic and a Caldecott winner. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000808

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Warpath: The True Story of the Fighting Souix Told in a Biography of Chief White Bull. (1934)

Vestal, Stanley. (nom de plume of Walter S. Campbell)
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Book Description: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York, 1934. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Octavo, 291pp with index/bibliography/a Minniconju calender and appendix. Near Fine or better/Very Good, grey cloth boards. 9 plates, 3 maps. Clean, tight, no marks. Map endpapers. Small chips to top front and spine head of jacket, shows moderate acceptable wear. Top of pages edge dusty. 10 B&W photos and frontis. Author's fifth book. Lakota warfare from the Indian viewpoints. Chief White Bull was the nephew of Sitting Bull. The spine is as bright as the Indian head jacket illustration. A really nice copy. First Edition, identical dates. Bookseller Inventory # 003973

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Hiroshima. (SIGNED) (1946)

Hersey, John
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Book Description: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall. Duodecimo, 166pp. Arguably Hersey's most important book. Very Good or better/no dust jacket, greyish boards, red lettering. PO bookplate on front paste down. End papers are browned and a little wear to spine ends. SIGNED on the first blank, both in English and Japanese, by (Reverend Mr.) Kiyoshi Tanimoto. The signatore is mentioned, focusing on "one of the six individuals during the moment of the blast and devistation of the city. The book puts a human face to the victims. Reverand Mr. Tanimoto was a methodist minister educated in the U.S. at Emory University and was 3,500 yards from the center of the explosion of the first Atomic Bomb used in wartime." First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000376

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The Right Stuff. (SIGNED/PRESENTATION COPY)

Wolfe, Tom
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Book Description: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Kiyoshi Kania, Jacket (illustrator). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Octavo, 436pp. Near Fine/Near Fine, white cloth boards. Best seller and basis for the fine adapted film of the same name in 1983. 1950s early test pilot astronauts at the beginning of the space age. Project Mercury US postage stamp on the free front end paper. Interesting, unique holograph full-page presentation with the author's characteristic ornamentative and calligraphic script ; "For Tom Wolfe, Peerles President of the Golden Keys and Bearer of the noblest of Names. Is it not so? Best Wishes, from Tom Wolfe. October 16, 1979". First Edition, First Printing stated. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000382

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The Other (COMPLIMENTARY COPY/FIRST ISSUE, SIGNED)

Tryon, Thomas (1926/1991)
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Book Description: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Paul Bacon, Jacket (illustrator). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First book, debut by this actor turned author. Octavo, 280pp. Laid in complimentary publishers slip. Scarce. Horror classic. Also laid in are two photographs from the Tryon family album, one identifing Tom's father Arthur (Lane) and his Grandfather. The other photo of Tom's father on horseback with a holograph presentation on the back SIGNED 'Daddy Tryon', Chesire, Conn., dated 1956. About Fine/About Fine, red cloth boards. The jacket has a little surface soil. COMPLIMENTARY COPY. Most likely a copy given to Tryon or someone in the Tryon family, from the publisher. First Edition stated. FIRST ISSUE points . Unusual and unique compliation. Bookseller Inventory # 003473

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Book Description: Parke-Bernet/Sotheby (publisher), New York, NY. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Imperial octavo, page count varies. A indispensable key Americana reference. Near Fine/no dust jackets, blue cloth covered boards with glit lettering. 1966 thru 1970. All volumes are uniformly sunned, two volumes have a spine slope (all volumes are tight). Volumes 3, 6, 7 and index are unmarked. Volume 1, 2, 4 and 5 have the prices realized laid in, these volumes also have the prices realzed pen in next to the entry. Eight volumes complete, including price index. Many of the auction items are illustrated. Extra-weight may incur extra-postage. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000875

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Tarzan Of The Apes (1914)

Burroughs, Edgar Rice
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Book Description: A. L. Burt (publisher), New York, NY, 1914. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Frontis of Tarzan (illustrator). Reprint/updated. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall. Duodecimo, 401/6pp ads. Very Good or better/no dust jacket, dark green cloth boards, black lettering. Small booksellers sticker on the bottom corner of the paste down. Spine and tips are a little rubbed. A nice looking copy. A.L. Burt reprint, however, A.C. McClurg & Co. date June , 1914 is on the copyright page. Bookseller Inventory # 000176

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The Dead Book: A Social History of The Greatful Dead

Harrison, Hank
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Book Description: Links Books, 1973. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Glenn Chase, Jacket (illustrator). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Oblong ovtavo, 178pp. Near Fine/illustrated wrappers. The first few pages lightly corner creased. White wraps somewhat soiled and a small spot on the front cover. An importent early history of The Grateful Dead. Well illustrated with black & white photographs and drawings, with a never used tipped in 33 1/3 rpm soundsheet, the voice is of Neal Cassady at grand opening of the Straight Theater in Sept/1967, tipped in. Tight, no marks. Scarce. First Edition, first printing stated. Bookseller Inventory # 003068

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Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam: The Astronomer-Poet Of Persia Rendered Into Verse By Edward Fitzgerald with Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder (1886)

Khayyam, Omar. (rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald)
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Book Description: Houghton Mifflin & Company, NP [Boston, MA], 1886. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Elihu Vedder, Visionary Artist (illustrator). Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Foolscap folio, not paginated, TEG (top edge gilt). Beautiful gilt decorated grey cloth boards (bevel edges) and spine. Wonderful single page, blank verso, plates, one for each quadtrain. With list of illustrations, notes and notes on the text. Spine ends, edges have some rubbing. Small spot on lower front board and the boards are lightly soiled. Front hinge strong, rear hinge strong but just starting. Plain end papers. Very Good, or better, no dust jacket as issued. A clean copy, no marks or foxing. Pages uncut. Size 12 3/4" x 9 3/4". Photographs at your request. Bookseller Inventory # 004891

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Once a Grand Duke (SIGNED) (1932)

Alexander, Grand Duke of Russia
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Book Description: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation/Farrar & Reinhart, Incorporated Publishers, 1932. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Octavo, 348pp/index. Very Good/no jacket, blue cloth boards, gilt lettering. The spine is quite sunned and the boards are dull. Photo frontis and 43 B&W photographs. SIGNED by Grand Duke Alexander on the free front endpaper. Clean and tight. No other listings or dates noted. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000831

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