The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life

Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 465pp; illus. Straight, clean copy with ink ownership signature to front endpaper, mild rubbing to bottom board edges. In a lovely, unfaded original dustwrapper, lightly eroded at spine ends and with a small (1/16") chip at upper rear panel, still Near Fine.

The Harmony Society, at Economy, Penn'a. Founded by George Rapp, A.D. 1805. With an Appendix

The Harmony Society, at Economy, Penn'a. Founded by George Rapp, A.D. 1805. With an Appendix

12mo. Publisher's blind-stamped deep blue-green cloth, lettered in gilt on front board; pale yellow endpapers; viii,[9]-182pp. Small gouge to cloth at upper spine, else a bright and unusually well-preserved copy, Very Good or better.

One Man's Initiation - 1917

One Man's Initiation - 1917

First Issue (per Ahearn), with broken "d" and the word "flat" obliterated on p.35, line 32. Octavo (19cm); pale blue mesh cloth, with titling and rule stamped in black on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 128pp. Top edge slightly foxed, with offset to pastedowns and endpapers; Near Fine. Dustjacket with...

The Long Christmas Dinner and Other Plays in One Act [Limited Edition, Signed]

The Long Christmas Dinner and Other Plays in One Act [Limited Edition, Signed]

Limited to 525 copies of which this is no. 128. Octavo (24.5cm.); original decorative paper-covered boards, gilt-lettered spine, original glassine dust jacket; in green board slipcase; [10],122pp.; title and facing page printed within green architectural border. A few small chips to jacket extremities, slipcase a bit scuffed with old manuscript...

Studying the Bible: or, Brief Criticisms on Some of the Principal Scripture Texts

Studying the Bible: or, Brief Criticisms on Some of the Principal Scripture Texts

Octavo (19.5cm.); original dark brown blind-ruled cloth, gilt-lettered spine; iv,153pp. Extremities show light scuffing, bottom 2 inches of spine cloth missing, joints a bit weak, textblock a touch finger soiled, else interior about fine. Good or better.

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone and Other Stories (Signed / Ltd ed)

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone and Other Stories (Signed / Ltd ed)

Octavo. Quarter vellum over patterned batik-paper boards; 148pp. One of 500 copies, signed by the author on colophon. Few spots of glue-darkening to vellum at joints, else a tight, Near Fine copy. Lacking the publisher's slipcase, but with a custom cloth slipcase provided.

Original Lithographed Portrait of General Leonard Wood

Original Lithographed Portrait of General Leonard Wood

Original lithograph featuring a bust portrait of General Leonard Wood, signed in pencil by Wood and artist Boardman Robinson. On off-white stock measuring 49cm x 65cm (19.25" x 25.5"), professionally hinged and matted. A few short closed edge tears (not extending into image), with faint creases; Very Good-Near Fine.

Original Painting: "Man With A Cane."

Original Painting: "Man With A Cane."

Oil on Masonite board. 16-1/4" x 12"; signed lower left. In original hand-made frame.

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four

First Printing. Octavo; beige cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in black and crimson on spine and front panel; red variant dustjacket; 314pp. Spine ends slightly nudged, else a clean, Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly spine-sunned, with minor wear to joints and extremities, some shallow chipping to spine ends...

Hustlers Convention

Hustlers Convention

Paperback original. Octavo. Illustrated card wrappers; 125, (2)pp; author portrait and promotional blurb at rear. Minimal external wear; slight soil to upper edge of text block; still a tight, apparently unread copy, Near Fine.

Bambi: A Life in the Woods

Bambi: A Life in the Woods

First Printing. Octavo (20.5cm); green vertical-ribbed cloth, with pictorial device on front panel, titles stamped in gilt on the spine, and pictorial endpapers; dustjacket; 293pp. + 1 page ad; illus. Top edge slightly dusty, spine ends gently nudged, decorative bookplate of designer Harry Bordeaux Dorr on the front pastedown, with...

The Murders at Loon Lake

The Murders at Loon Lake

Octavo. Brown cloth boards, stamped in black on spine and front cover; light blue top-stain; dustjacket; 253pp. Previous owner's bookplate, else a tight, near fine copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper by Politzer, slightly nicked at extremities but still bright, complete, and Near Fine. Murder mystery set in a New...

Hand-Painted Banner: "Elect Communists! Kristalsky for Mayor"

Hand-Painted Banner: "Elect Communists! Kristalsky for Mayor"

Hand-painted banner, 8.5cm x 65cm (ca 3-1/4" x 26"). In red and black on a white background. Archivally framed; old stains and tape adhesions; Good. Not examined out of frame.

F.O.B. Detroit

F.O.B. Detroit

Octavo (21cm). Tan cloth boards, stamped in red and black; dustjacket; 340pp. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on front endpaper: "Paul Jordan Smith - his book - Wessel Smitter - his Friend / W.H.S. / Feb. 1939." Mild toning to boards, with a couple of small spots of discoloration; jacket lightly...

Poster: "Someone Talked!"

Poster: "Someone Talked!"

Original poster, offset lithographed in colors on white stock, measuring 34.25" x 24". Trivial wear along left edge, with ca.1cm loss at upper left corner expertly restored; a Near Fine example, professionally linen-backed.

Bad Heart [Limited Ed., Signed]

Bad Heart [Limited Ed., Signed]

Limited to 26 collectors copies of which this is copy "L." Quarto (26cm.); original green cloth, color plate mounted to upper cover, spine lettered in white; in original clear and white plastic slipcase; [8],19pp.; mounted photographic frontispiece and 2 illus. Fine. Signed on limitation page by Coel, Parker, and Parks...

Drypoint Etching: "Ghetto Drapers"

Drypoint Etching: "Ghetto Drapers"

Original drypoint etching. Sheet size 22.5cm x 29.5cm (ca 9" x 11-1/2"); image area 18cm x 24.5cm. Signed in plate, lower right; titled and signed in pencil in lower margin. No edition stated (artist's proof?). Very faint soiling at margins; Near Fine.

Transition Stories. Twenty-three stories from "transition"

Transition Stories. Twenty-three stories from "transition"

Octavo. Cloth-backed patterned boards; dustjacket; 354pp. This copy inscribed by contributor William Closson Emory to his mother, dated 1929. Bottom board edges rubbed, with tips of corners showing, else a tight, attractive copy in a Very Good, unclipped dustwrapper, lightly soiled and with a few small nicks at extremities.

Original cartoon illustration, Untitled, ca 1940

Original cartoon illustration, Untitled, ca 1940

Original cartoon illustration in black ink with blue pencil highlights on artist board; sheet size 36.5cm x 43.5cm (ca 14-1/2" x 17-1/4"). Together with printer's proof of finished cartoon, ca. 24cm x 20cm on glossy paper. Signed in ink lower right. Drawing spotted and lightly soiled; artist's directions to the...

Broadside - Vote Communist Against Hunger, Wage Cuts, Fascism & War!

Broadside - Vote Communist Against Hunger, Wage Cuts, Fascism & War!

Broadside, 22" x 14", printed recto-only on newsprint. Slight toning; mounted on archival board, else Near Fine.

Ben Shahn: Voices and Visions

Ben Shahn: Voices and Visions

Oblong quarto (22.5cm x 26cm). Cream linen boards, stamped in black; illustrated dustjacket; 96pp. Bernarda Bryson Shahn's copy, with her ownership signature in block letters to front endpaper. Mild toning and soil to board edges; a few brief tears to the fragile, translucent dustwrapper; Very Good.

"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" - The Intimate Diary of A Professional Lady

"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" - The Intimate Diary of A Professional Lady

Second issue, with "Devine" on Contents page. Octavo (19cm); red ribbed cloth, stamped in gilt on spine and front cover, with small blind-stamped publisher's device to lower quadrant of spine panel; dustjacket; 217pp. Slight lean to spine; spine ends and corners touched, still a pleasing, fresh copy in the original...

Launcelot

Launcelot

"Of this first edition of Sinclair Lewis' earliest known published writing one hundred copies privately printed" of which this is no. 6, octavo (19.5cm.); white decorative self-wrappers, fore-edge untrimmed; unpaged. Numbered and signed by Harvey Taylor. Fine. Poem originally published in the Yale Literary Magazine, March, 1904. First Printings of...

Land of the Free

Land of the Free

Small quarto (23cm). Tan cloth boards, lettered blue; 93pp; illus. dustjacket. Review copy, with review stamp on front endpaper. Bernarda Bryson Shahn's copy, with her signature on front endpaper and ink note above publisher's stamp: "Please Return to Bernarda B. Shahn." A worn copy; covers soiled and toned, with split...

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