English and American Literature after 1800

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1. [AGG, JOHN]. The Ocean Harp: A Poem; in Two Cantos: with Some Smaller Pieces; and a Monody on the Death of John Syng Dorsey, M.D. Philadelphia: M. Thomas; J. Maxwell, pr., 1819. 12mo. xxviii, [1], 30-182 p. Contemporary sheep. Scattered foxing, minor dampstains on half title and title, rear flyleaf loose, else a very good copy. $650.00

John Agg (1783-1855) was an English printer and editor who emigrated to the United States in 1814, where he continued to work as an editor and writer. He is perhaps best known as the author of two Byron apocrypha, including "Lord Byron's Farewell to England." S&S 46939, 47492; Stoddard & Whitesell 1218.


2. (AMERICAN HUMOR). [Halpine, Charles Grahame]. The Life and Adventures, Songs, Services, and Speeches of Private Miles O'Reilly. (47th Regiment, New York Volunteers.) New York, 1864. 237, [3] p. Plates. Cloth. Head of spine chipped, else a fine, fresh copy. $100.00

First edition, with page 219 ending "When the Yankee." With comic illustrations by E.F. Mullen. Wright II 1073; BAL 7010; Hamilton 1105.



3. (AMERICAN JUDAICA). [Judah, Samuel Benjamin Helbert]. Gotham and the Gothamites. A Medley. New York: Published for the author, by S. King, 1823. Small 12mo. lvi, 93, [1] p. Original printed paper-covered boards. Untrimmed and largely unopened. Endpapers slightly foxed, boards a bit scuffed and worn at extremities, else a remarkably well preserved copy, and with the entire spine and letterpress title intact. $2200.00

First edition of a libelous satire of New York society by one of the earliest Jewish-American literary figures. Judah (1804-1876) published seven books between 1820 and 1827, all of which met with little critical acclaim. Immediately after the publication of Gotham and the Gothamites, Judah caused handbills to be posted throughout the city, offering a reward for the discovery of the author. He then wrote anonymous letters to many of the individuals he had mentioned in the book, calling their attention to the book's publication. One of the many prominent New Yorkers skewered in the text was Judah's Jewish playwriting contemporary, Mordecai Manuel Noah, who is the subject of ten footnoted pages. Judah was sued for libel, found guilty, fined, and sent to prison, but was pardoned by the governor five weeks later because of ill health. He was subsequently admitted to the bar and practiced law in New York for the remainder of his life. Shoemaker 12971; BAL 11020; Rosenbach, American Jewish Bibliography, 242.


4. ANDERSON, MAXWELL. The Wingless Victory. A Play in Three Acts. Washington, D.C.: Anderson House, 1936. [6], 133 p. Cloth. Dust jacket. A hint of fading to the extremities of the cloth, else a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookplate. $90.00

First edition.


5. ANDREWS, EDWARD W. An Address before the Washington Benevolent Society, in Newburyport, on the 22d. of Feb. 1816. Newburyport, 1816. 15 p. Stitched. A bit dust-soiled, lower blank part of final leaf clipped off. $125.00

First edition. Original verse eulogizing Washington. Wegelin 849; S&S 36745.


6. AUDEN, W. H. The Old Man's Road. New York: Voyages Press, 1956. [23] p. Stiff wrappers. Dust jacket. A fine copy in an almost fine dust jacket that is browning just a bit near the spine. $75.00

One of 700 copies of the unsigned edition. Bloomfield & Mendelson A36b.



7. AUDEN, W. H. Poems. London: Faber & Faber, [1930]. 79 p. Light blue printed wrappers over unprinted card covers. Spine a bit darkened, light rubbing of extremities, but a very good copy. $750.00

First edition of Auden's first published book, printed in an edition of 1000 copies. A nice copy of a fragile book. Bloomfield & Mendelson A2.



8. AUDEN, W. H. Three Songs for St. Cecilia's Day. [N.p.], 1941. [16] leaves. Blue printed wrappers. Caroline Newton's Blake bookplate inside front wrapper. A fine copy. $300.00

One of 250 copies privately printed by Caroline Newton as a Christmas greeting (and in the same style as her father's Christmas greetings). This copy contains a warm presentation inscription by Miss Newton dated 1968. Bloomfield & Mendelson A26.


9. (BALLOONING--FICTION). Pope, Marion Manville. Up the Matterhorn in a Boat. New York, 1897. x, [2], 199 p. Illus. Cloth-backed pictorial boards (lightly soiled, corners worn). $90.00

First edition. Novel about the ascent of the Matterhorn in a boat attached to a balloon. Wright III 4306.


10. BARHAM, RICHARD H. The Garrick Club. Notices of One Hundred and Thirty-Five of its Former Members. [N.p.], 1896. viii, 57, [1] p. Facsim. White cloth (spotted, spine darkened). Title darkened from tissue guard. $100.00

One of 240 copies, privately printed. Barham's candid comments--often charming, just as often caustic--about his fellow Garrick members. Written in the middle of the century and here printed for the first time.


11. BARRIE, J. M. ... An Edinburgh Eleven. Pencil Portraits from College Life. London: Office of the "British Weekly," 1889. 115 p. + [4] p. advts. Gray cloth. Cloth lightly soiled overall, but a very good copy. $60.00

First edition, the clothbound issue, with "Gavin Ogilvy" on the front cover.


12. BARRIE, JAMES M. The Little Minister. London, 1891. 3 vols. Cloth. Covers rather considerably worn, each front board soiled, otherwise a good tight set. $250.00

First edition in book form. With [16] pages of ads dated "5 G. 9.91."



13. BECKETT, SAMUEL. Come and Go. Dramaticule. London: Calder and Boyars, [1967]. [6], 10 p. Illus. Cloth. A very fine copy, in the original glassine and publisher's slipcase. $1800.00

One of 100 numbered copies, signed by Beckett.



14. BECKETT, SAMUEL. Stirrings Still. New York and London: Blue Moon Books and John Calder, [1988]. Folio. Illustrations by Louis le Brocquy including one original duotone lithograph. Linen-covered boards, vellum spine. As new, in the publisher's slipcase. $3800.00

One of 200 numbered copies (of a total edition of 226 copies), signed by Beckett and by the illustrator, Louis le Brocquy. Beckett's final work of fiction, written for his friend and U.S. publisher Barney Rosset. A beautiful livre d'artiste, in flawless condition.


15. BEERBOHM, MAX. Rossetti and his Circle. London, 1922. 4to. 23 color plates of Beerbohm caricatures tipped to mounts, with text facing. Cloth. A very fine copy, bright and fresh. $150.00

First trade edition. Gallatin & Oliver 18.


16. BERRYMAN, JOHN. Homage to Mistress Bradstreet. New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, [1956]. Unpaginated. Illustrated by Ben Shahn. Pictorial boards. A fine copy in a slightly soiled dust jacket with a moderately faded spine. $100.00

First edition. Poetic homage to the colonial American poet Anne Bradstreet, with illustrations by Ben Shahn.



17. BIERCE, AMBROSE. In the Midst of Life. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians. London: Chatto & Windus, 1892. vi, 244 p. + 32 p. publisher's cat. Blue cloth. A very good copy, clean and bright. Bookplate. $400.00

First English edition, and a scarce book.



18. BLAKE, WILLIAM. All Religions are One. London: Trianon Press, 1970. 10 facsimile leaves plus a five-page essay by Geoffrey Keynes. Morocco-backed marbled paper-covered boards. Green spine sunned to brown, else fine in the publisher's slipcase. $400.00

One of 600 numbered copies out of a total edition of 662 copies. Bentley 5.



19. THE BOOK OF PRINCETON VERSE. 1916. Princeton, 1916. xviii, [2], 187 p. Cloth. A fine copy in a lightly worn dust jacket with a small piece out of the rear panel. $375.00

First edition, and the first book appearances by several authors including John Peale Bishop and Edmund Wilson. Edited by Alfred Noyes. While the book itself is relatively common, copies in the dust jacket are almost never seen. This jacket is just about the nicest we've seen.



20. BRONTË SISTERS. Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1848. iv, [1], 13-176, [24] p. Original brown paper-covered boards, printed paper spine label. Outer brown paper worn from along hinges and at tips of spine revealing lighter paper underneath, scattered foxing, else a very nice, very tight copy in the fragile original boards. With an 1848 ownership signature of A. G. Trafton on the front endpaper. $2800.00

First American edition of the Brontë sisters' first book. An unusually nice copy, as most surviving copies are in rough condition or have been rebacked. The book's original owner, A. G. Trafton, was a resident of Alfred, Maine, and the district schoolmaster. Smith, The Brontë Sisters, pp. 14-17.


21. BROWNING, ROBERT. Pacchiarotto and How he Worked in Distemper: With other Poems. London, 1876. viii, 241, [3] p. Cloth. Spine slightly darkened, spine ends a bitrubbed, else a very nice copy. $300.00

First edition. Wise 19.


22. BROWNING, ROBERT. Prince Hohenstiel-Schwangau, Saviour of Society. London, 1871. [4], 148 p. Cloth. Spine slightly darkened else a very nice copy. $90.00

First edition. Wise 14.


23. BROWNING, ROBERT. Red Cotton Night-Cap Country or Turf and Towers. London, 1873. [4], 282 p. Cloth. Spine canted and very slightly darkened, else very good. $400.00

First edition. Sidney Colvin's copy, with his bookplate. Wise 16.



24. BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. Escape on Venus. Tarzana, Calif.: Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., [1946]. 347 p. Plates. Cloth. A fine copy in a fine, fresh dust jacket. $225.00

First edition. A beautiful copy.


25. BYRON, GEORGE GORDON NOEL, Lord. Lara, a Tale. Jacqueline, a Tale. London, 1814. [8], 128, [4] p. Original blue-gray paper-backed boards, untrimmed. Top third of spine covering, including label, missing, else very attractive. Bookplate. Neat folding box, leather label. $375.00

First edition. Wise p. 101.


26. CABELL, JAMES BRANCH. Special Delivery. New York, 1933. [12], 272 p. Boards. Spine just a trifle darkened, else a fine copy in a fine publisher's slipcase. $250.00

One of 207 numbered copies, signed by Cabell. Book and box in unusually fine condition.


27. CALDWELL, ERSKINE. Journeyman. New York, 1935. [8], 195 p. Cloth. In fine, fresh condition, in the original publisher's box (slightly worn, one partial split). $100.00

One of 1475 numbered copies (not signed by Caldwell).



28. CARMAN, BLISS, and RICHARD HOVEY. Songs from Vagabondia. Boston: Copeland and Day, 1894. [10], 54, [3] p. Pictorial boards. Light rubbing of extremities, front endpaper detached, else a very good copy. Bookplate of Gertrude Tozier Chisholm by Louis Rhead. $225.00

First edition, one of 750 copies. On the front flyleaf is a four-line poem by Hovey, signed by him and dated New York, 23 June 1896. Also a few other pencil inscriptions, presumably relating to the book's owner. Kraus 12; BAL 2622, 9380.



29. CASANOVA, JACQUES. The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, 1725-1798. [New York]: Limited Editions Club, 1940. 8 vols. Cloth-backed decorated boards. Almost imperceptible fading of the spines, else fine and fresh. Without the two slipcases. $150.00

One of 1500 numbered copies printed by R. & R. Clark of Edinburgh, the printing supervised by Francis Meynell. Translated by Arthur Machen and with an introduction by Havelock Ellis.



30. (CHAPMAN AND HALL). Waugh, Arthur. A Hundred Years of Publishing. Being the Story of Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1830-1930. [London: Chapman & Hall, [1930]). xvii, [1], 325, [3] p. Plates. Publisher's green vellum. Spine faded, else a fine copy. With the rubber stamp of the editorial library of a leading New York publishing house at the time and the personal bookplate of the head of that firm. $300.00

One of 50 numbered copies on English handmade paper, bound in vellum, and signed by the author, longtime director of Chapman & Hall and father of Alec and Evelyn Waugh.



31. CHEEVER, JOHN. Atlantic Crossing. Excerpts from the Journals of John Cheever. [Cottondale, Ala.: Ex Ophidia, 1986.] Folio. 21, [2] p. Bound in full oasis niger goatskin. As new, in the equally pristine publisher's cloth clamshell box. $750.00

One of only 90 copies printed, and the first book of Gabriel Rummonds's Ex Ophidia Press.


32. CLELAND, JOHN. Memoirs of a Coxcomb. London: Fortune Press, [1926]. [4], 273, [2] p. Full vellum. Boards a trifle cupped and lightly spotted, else very good. In a calf-backed clamshell box. $100.00

One of 105 numbered copies printed at Dijon, France, by Maurice Darantiere. Memoirs of a male prostitute, first published in London in 1751. Cleland was the author of Fanny Hill.



33. CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. Mark Twain's Sketches, New and Old. Hartford and Chicago: American Publishing Co., 1875. [8], 17-320 p. Illus. Blue cloth. Extremities moderately worn, spine a trifle darkened and ends worn. A good-to-very good copy. $400.00

First edition, second state. BAL 3364.


34. (CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.). Mark Twain. Hartford: C. Charles Burlingame, December 1948. [24] p. Illus. White paper-covered boards (slightly dust-soiled). Burlingame's business card taped to front fly and tape now yellowed. $50.00

A Christmas book.



35. [CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.] 1601. Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors. [By] Mark Twain. [N.p., 1978] [10], 25 p. Fine-wove linen cloth. Very fine. $175.00

One of 200 copies of the "Lazarus edition" consisting of newly discovered sheets of a 1920 edition with the addition of a new wood-engraved portrait of Twain by Barry Moser, signed and numbered by Moser.



36. [CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.]. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). By Mark Twain. New York, 1885. 366 p. Illus. Plates. Green cloth. Extremities considerably worn and chipped, board edges showing through, Twain's portrait foxed. A well worn but tight copy. $500.00

First American edition, with later issue points. BAL 3415.


37. [CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.] Adventures of Tom Sawyer. By Mark Twain. New York: Random House, 1930. 131, [1] p. Illustrations by Donald McKay. Pictorial cloth, calf spine. Spine very darkened and considerably crazed. $90.00

One of 2000 numbered copies, printed at Elmer Adler's Pynson Press and signed by McKay.



38. [CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.] Be Good, Be Good. A Poem. By Mark Twain. New York, 1931. [3] p. (single sheet folded twice). Very faint darkening around the edges, but very good. $300.00

First separate edition, privately printed by Merle Johnson as a Christmas greeting. BAL 3553.



39. [CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.] A Champagne Cocktail and A Catastrophe. Two Acting Charades. By Mark Twain. [N.p., ca. 1930?] [6] p. Stitched. Red-brown paper with just a hint of fading, else very good. $250.00

Despite the statement on page [2] that the text is printed from the original manuscript in the possession of Robin and Marian MacVicars, BAL notes that the MacVicars are "figments of the imagination." BAL 3551.



40. [CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.] King Leopold's Soliloquy. A Defense of his Congo Rule. By Mark Twain. Boston: P. R. Warren Co., 1905. [2], 49, [1] p. 6 plates, text illus. Green printed wrappers. Crease on front wrapper strengthened on verso, extremities rubbed, foxing on pages opposite plates. A good copy only. $225.00

First edition, but a mixed issue, not corresponding exactly to any of BAL's four issues of the first edition or to the "intermediate edition." BAL 3485.


41. [CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.]. Mark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography. Larchmont: Peter Pauper Press, 1930. 24, [3] p. Illus. Cloth. Spine a trifle faded, else a very nice copy. $100.00

One of 525 copies printed at the Walpole Printing Office. In the margin of the title and of two flyleaves is an embossed blindstamp of the Modern Library indicating that the book is out-of-series and is for review.


42. [CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.] Mark Twain's Letter to the California Pioneers. Oakland: DeWitt & Snelling, 1911. [13] p. Wrappers. Fine. $75.00

One of 750 numbered copies, this copy with the printed copyright notice that was purportedly removed from later copies distributed. BAL 3516.


43. [CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.]. Pudd'nhead Wilson. A Tale. By Mark Twain. London, 1894. ix, [3], 246 p. + publishers ads dated Sept. 1894. Cloth. Extremities rubbed, free endpapers a bit discolored, else a very good, clean copy. $350.00

First edition, published previous to the first U.S. edition. BAL 3441.



44. [CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.]. Punch, Brothers, Punch! and Other Sketches. By Mark Twain. New York: Slote, Woodman & Co., [1878]. 140 , [2] p. Cloth. Very light wear at spine ends and tips, else a bright, very good-plus copy. Bookplate. Leather-backed pull-off case. $900.00

First edition, first issue, in the first state blue P cloth binding. BAL 3378.



45. [CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.] The Quaker City Holy Land Excursion. An Unfinished Play by Mark Twain, 1867. [New York: Max Harzof], 1927. [22] p. Facsims. Stitched. Discoloration on title page recto and verso, else very good to fine. $350.00

One of 200 copies privately printed by New York antiquarian bookseller Max Harzof. According to Jacob Blanck in BAL 3543, Harzof claimed that all but fifty copies were destroyed on his order.



46. [CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.] Three Aces. Jim Todd's Episode in Social Euchre. A Poem and a Denial. By Mark Twain. [Westport-in-Connecticut, 1929; i.e. n.p., 1930?] [7] p. Stitched. Very light discoloration of orange paper, tiny piece of old tape at corner of last leaf, but very good. $250.00

Despite the statement on p. [2] that the pamphlet was printed in an edition of "50 copies for friends of Robin and Marian MacVicars," BAL states that the actual printing date was "about 1930" and the MacVicars are "figments of the imagination." BAL 3549.



47. [CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.] To the Person Sitting in Darkness. By Mark Twain. [New York: Anti-Imperialist League], 1901. 15, [1] p. Stitched. Upper margin of title leaf stamped "*Mrs. J. S. Lowell. 2 Ap. 1904" followed by a six-digit number. Upper corner of title with a small piece missing and a tear repaired, some dust soiling. Good. $750.00

First separate printing, reprinted for the Anti-Imperialist League from the North American Review of February 1901. BAL 3470, Johnson p. 73.


48. [CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.] To the Person Sitting in Darkness, and Concerning the Rev. Mr. Ament. By Mark Twain. [N.p.], 1926. 43 p. Stiff wrappers. Extremities a bit rubbed, but about very good. $150.00

One of 250 numbered copies, privately printed. BAL 3698.



49. [CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.] The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins. By Mark Twain. Hartford, 1894. [4], 15-432 p. Frontis. Illus. Cloth. Spine darkened, head of spine chipped, some wear at extremities, but a tight copy. $200.00

First American edition, with all of the earliest issue points. BAL 3442.



50. [CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.] The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins. By Mark Twain. Hartford, 1894. [4], 15-432 p. Frontis. Illus. Half black morocco, edges gilt. Binding worn but sound--a good plus copy. $250.00

First American edition, with all of the earliest issue points, in the uncommon half morocco publisher's binding. BAL 3442.



51. [CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.] The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins. By Mark Twain. Hartford, 1894. [4], 15-432 p. Frontis. Illus. Cloth. A very good copy. $275.00

First American edition, with all of the earliest issue points. BAL 3442.



52. [COLERIDGE, JOHN DUKE, 1st Baron]. Translations. [N.p.], 1879. 59 p. Two tipped-in ports. Full crushed morocco, gilt, by Alfred Matthews. Front cover detached, else very fine. $350.00

One of only 25 copies. A presentation copy inscribed by the author, and with an A.L.S. about the book laid in. Translations from and into Latin and Greek by the Lord Chief Justice of England. Baron Coleridge's father was a nephew of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.


53. CONRAD, JOSEPH. The Arrow of Gold: A Story Between Two Notes. Garden City, 1919. 385, [1] p. Cloth (a few small whiteish spots on covers, extremities a trifle rubbed). $50.00

First edition, first issue.


54. CONRAD, JOSEPH. The Rescue. A Romance of the Shallows. London, 1920. 416 p. Cloth. Mounting trace on front pastedown, rear hinge a bit cracked. $50.00

First English edition.


55. COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. The History of the Navy of the United States of America. Paris: Baudry's European Library, 1839. 2 vols. xxxv, [1], 258 p.; viii, 349, [2] p. Frontis. Contemporary half morocco, spines gilt. Extremities of boards lightly rubbed, else a very nice set. With the signature in each volume of "Lieut. Sam. W. Very, U.S.N. Purchased at Santiago de Chile ... 1875." $350.00

First French edition. Galignani published another edition in Paris later in 1839. Howes C748.


56. COWARD, NOEL. The Astonished Heart. [London], 1950. Obl. folio. [6], 135 leaves. Mimeographed. Stapled. Very good. $125.00

"Post production script (domestic version). 24.2.50."


57. [COWPER, FRANCES MARIA]. Original Poems, on Various Occasions. By a Lady. Revised by William Cowper, Esq. of the Inner Temple. Newark: E.B. Gould, 1808. 122 p. [2] p. ads. Contemporary sheep (covers detached, a bit shabby). $150.00



58. COZZENS, JAMES GOULD. A Flower in her Hair. Bloomfield Hills and Columbia: Bruccoli Clark, 1974. 31, [1] p. Cloth, paper label on front cover. Other than a small scuffed spot on the rear pastedown, an as-new copy in the glassine wrapper. $200.00

One of 50 not-for-sale copies of an edition of 350 copies, signed by the author. In addition, this copy is inscribed by Cozzens ("Jim") to a well-known academic in the literary world. Also, laid in is a typed postcard to the same individual, mentioning Meriwether and Bruccoli and "the kind words about GOH," signed "Jim."


59. CRANE, STEPHEN. Great Battles of the World. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1901. 278 p. Plates. Red cloth. Light cover soiling, else a very good copy. Large bookplate. $225.00

First edition. BAL 4094.


60. CRANE, STEPHEN. The Monster and Other Stories. New York, 1899. [vi], 188, [4] p. Plates. Cloth. Robert Underwood Johnson's copy, with his bookplate and one other. Spine darkened, as often with this book, else a very good-plus copy. In a chemise and morocco-backed slipcase (a bit dry). $275.00

First edition. BAL 4085; Williams & Starrett 23; Wright III 1255.



61. (CRANE, STEPHEN). Keet, Alfred Ernest. Stephen Crane: In Memoriam. New York, [ca. 1930]. 12 p. Printed wrappers. Bookplate and library marks removed. Thus, $75.00

One of 50 copies privately printed "for fifty appreciative friends." BAL II p. 338.


62. (CRANE, STEPHEN). Raymond, Thomas L. Stephen Crane. Newark: Carteret Book Club, 1923. ix, [45] p. Port. Cloth-backed boards. A fine copy in the publisher's glassine. $90.00

One of 250 numbered copies printed by D. B. Updike at the Merrymount Press for members of the Carteret Book Club.


63. CRUIKSHANK, GEORGE. Eighty-Two Illustrations on Steel, Stone, and Wood. London: William Tegg, [ca. 1870?]. 4to. [4], 79, [1] p. Illus. Cloth-backed printed boards. Covers moderately worn, spine spotted, but a good, tight copy. $125.00

First edition thus. A fine collection of Cruikshank illustrations, with the handsome double-page lithographed frontispiece "Wine / Water." Not in Cohn.


64. CRUIKSHANK, GEORGE. George Cruikshank's Omnibus. London, 1842. vi, [4], 300 p. + 16 p. cat. bound in at rear. Plates. Text illus. Cloth. Extremities worn, but a very nice, tight copy. $250.00

First edition in book form, first issue, in green cloth. Cohn 190.


65. [CUMMINS, MARIA S.] Haunted Hearts. Boston, 1864. 554 p. Cloth (lightly rubbed at extremities). $200.00

First edition. Fictionalized account of what would appear to be the 1831 murder of Baltus Roll by Peter B. Davis in present-day Mountainside, Union County, New Jersey. BAL 4255; Wright II 671.


66. CUNNINGHAME GRAHAM, R.B. Redeemed and other Sketches. London, [1927]. 188 p. Cloth. Dust jacket (top edge a bit chipped, spine darkened). $75.00

First edition.



67. [CURRIE, MARY MONTGOMERIE]. Collected Verses. By Violet Fane. London: Smith, Elder, 1880. vi, 101 p. Full straight-grain morocco, central gilt device, by Bedford. Hinges scuffed but sound. $275.00

First edition. A presentation copy inscribed "To Mr. Redmond, from 'Violet Fane.' London, June 3rd 1880."



68. DALLAS, SIR ROBERT. Poetical Trifles. By the Late Right Honourable Lord Chief Justice Dallas. London: Printed for private circulation. [1842?] vii, [1], 97, [1] p. Full mid-nineteenth-century morocco, stamped in gold. Marginal dampstain throughout, some foxing and soiling. A good copy only, but a fine Dallas family association copy. On the front flyleaf is a presentation inscription from the book's editor, Lady Giustina Dallas, to Anne Hook, dated 1842. Beneath this is the ownership signature of James Dallas, dated 1884. Neatly mounted to the next flyleaf is a partly printed legal form, dated 1823 and signed by Robert Dallas, requesting an attorney to call at Dallas's house in Bloomsbury Square. $300.00

A privately printed volume of poetry by the deceased chief justice of the common pleas, edited and seen through the press by the author's widow, Lady Giustina (Davidson) Dallas. While the British Library Catalogue dates the work "[1825?]" and OCLC follows, the book was printed by Bradbury and Evans, who didn't go into business until 1831. The Bodleian gives the date "[1845?]." Based on the inscription in this copy, we feel confident in supplying a printing date of about 1842. The work includes Dallas's famous epigram on Edmund Burke, his opponent in the impeachment trial of Warren Hastings:
"Oft have I wonder'd why on Irish ground
No poisonous reptile ever yet was found;
Reveal'd the secret stands of Nature's work--
She saved her venom to create a Burke."


69. DE LA MARE, WALTER. The Return. London: W. Collins Sons, [1922]. [6], 309, [1] p. Full red crushed levant morocco, spine gilt in compartments, turn-ins gilt, watered silk endpapers, by Cuneo. Cloth slipcase. One or two very tiny scuff marks on spine, else a fine copy. Engraved card of John F. Cuneo laid in. $300.00

One of 250 numbered copies, signed by the author. The revised edition of De La Mare's classic horror tale, originally published in 1910 and here in a lush Cuneo binding.



70. DE TABLEY, JOHN WARREN LEICESTER, LORD. Poems Dramatic and Lyrical. London: Elkin Mathews, 1893. [With:] Poems Dramatic and Lyrical. Second Series. London: John Lane, 1895. 2 vols. The first with plates by C. S. Ricketts. Decorated green cloth. Inner hinge of v.1 cracking slightly, tissue guard over frontis. foxed, else very good. $300.00

First trade editions, limited to 600 and 550 copies respectively.


71. (DICKENS, CHARLES). Warner, Charles Dudley. Charles Dickens. An Appreciation. Newark: Carteret Book Club, 1913. [17] p. Paper-covered boards. Near fine in dust-soiled slipcase. $100.00

One of 100 numbered copies printed at the Marion Press for members of the Carteret Book Club.


72. DOBRÉE, BONAMY. Histriophone. London: Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1925. 40 p. Pictorial wrappers by Vanessa Bell. Wrappers soiled and darkened and chipped at spine ends. American ex-patriot author William Mode Spackman's copy, with his bookplate. $50.00

First edition.


73. [DOOLITTLE, HILDA]. Heliodora and other Poems. By H.D. London, [1924]. 127 p. Cloth-backed decorated boards. Spine just a trifle faded, endpapers slightly discolored near gutter from bleed-through. A near-fine copy. $75.00

First edition.



74. DOSTOYEVSKY, FYODOR. A Gentle Spirit. A Fantastic Story. Paris: Harrison of Paris, 1931. 85 p. Frontispiece and tailpiece by Christian Bérard. Translation by Constance Garnett. Black cloth. A very fine, fresh copy, in the publisher's glassine and paper slipcase. With the book label of New Directions publisher James Laughlin and the bookplate of another New York publisher. $250.00

One of 495 copies on Satinized paper, designed by Monroe Wheeler for Harrison of Paris.



75. DOSTOYEVSKY, FYODOR. A Gentle Spirit. A Fantastic Story. Paris: Harrison of Paris, 1931. 85 p. Frontispiece and tailpiece by Christian Bérard. Translation by Constance Garnett. Paper-covered boards, vellum spine. Bookplate. Light overall soiling, but a very good copy. In the worn publisher's slipcase lacking one panel. $300.00

One of 50 numbered copies on Japan vellum, designed by Monroe Wheeler for Harrison of Paris.


76. DOUGLAS, NORMAN. Birds and Beasts of the Greek Anthology. [Florence], 1927. 219 p. Frontis. Blue paper-covered boards, paper spine label. Binding considerably soiled and spotted, extremities well worn. $100.00

One of 500 numbered copies, signed by Douglas. Woolf A25a.


77. DOUGLAS, NORMAN. Summer Islands. New York: The Colophon, 1931. 4to. 49, [3] p. Illus. Cloth. A fine copy in a slightly rubbed but solid publisher's slipcase. $175.00

One of 550 numbered copies printed by the Pynson Printers and signed by Douglas.


78. DREISER, THEODORE. An American Tragedy. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1925. 2 vols. Cloth (a bit discolored). In a dust jacket chipped around the extremities and with a few small gaps, slightly darkened at the spine. Without the box. $450.00

First edition of Dreiser's most famous novel, and his first commercial success.


79. (DWIGGINS). Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Meaning of Friendship.... Chicago: The Canterbury Company, 1909. [8] p. [12] calligraphic leaves. Port. Boards. Near fine in a fragile dust jacket that is chipped at the top of the spine with a half-inch piece missing. $75.00

Introductory note by Edwin Osgood Grover. W. A. Dwiggins has lettered each passage in a different script, all of which are printed in black and red.



80. [EDWARDS, AMELIA B.] "How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries." In: Farmer's Almanac, for the Year of Our Lord 1865 (Rahway, N.J.: D. F. Coles, [1864]), pp. [19]-26. Stitched as issued. Occasional foxing, first and last leaves a bit soiled, corners cut round. $400.00

An obscure regional American edition of one of Edwards' best-known supernatural tales. The story first appeared in the special Christmas number of Dickens' All the Year Round (December 1863) as the fifth part of "Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings." In this country almanac it is titled "Among the Potteries. A Story by Charles Dickens."


81. ELIOT, T.S. The Confidential Clerk. A Play. London, [1954]. 134, [2] p. Cloth. Moderate stain on front endpaper from a laid-in newspaper cutting, else near fine in near fine just jacket. $75.00

First edition, first issue, with the uncorrected misprint on page 7, and in the earliest dust jacket, with the price given as 10s. 6d. Gallup A64.


82. ELIOT, T.S. Notes towards a Definition of Culture. London, [1948]. 124 p. Cloth. Front endpaper stained from a laid-in newspaper cutting, else a nice copy in a nice dust jacket. $75.00

First edition. Gallup A51.


83. FAULKNER, WILLIAM. A Fable. [New York, 1954]. 437 p. Cloth. Front inner hinge cracking, else fine in very good just jacket. $75.00

First edition, first issue.



84. FAULKNER, WILLIAM. Intruder in the Dust. New York: Random House, [1948]. [4], 247 p. Cloth. Endpapers with two tape stains, bookseller's stamp, and small label; dust jacket dust soiled on white rear panel else very good plus, near fine. $200.00

First edition.


85. FAULKNER, WILLIAM. The Mansion. New York: Random House, [1959]. [12], 436 p. Cloth. Dust jacket. Very good. Willard Thorp's copy, with pencilled marginalia. $125.00

First edition.


86. (FAULKNER, WILLIAM). Faulkner at Nagano. Tokyo: Kenkyusha, [1956]. viii, 206, [1] p. Plates. Cloth-backed boards. About very good in a worn dust jacket with a large damaged area in the center of the front panel, atop Faulkner's head. $100.00

Edited by Robert A. Jelliffe. Faulkner's interviews, speeches, &c.


87. FIELD, EUGENE, and ROSWELL MARTIN FIELD. Echoes from the Sabine Farm. New York, 1895. 149 p. Half crushed levant, spine gilt, by Macdonald. Extremities slightly rubbed, fine. $60.00

First trade edition. With the bookplate of Charles Dexter Allen, on which is written an inscription signed by Roswell Field and dated Chicago, 27 August 1902. BAL 5812.


88. FIELD, EUGENE. A Little Book of Western Verse. Chicago, 1889. xii, 196 p. Cloth-backed boards (dust soiled, spine darkened and crown chipped). Bookplate of T.R. Woodward. $100.00

One of 250 numbered copies. Woodward's name is listed as an original subscriber. BAL 5739.


89. FINGER, CHARLES J. Frontier Ballads. Garden City, 1927. 181 p. Colored woodcuts by Paul Honoré. White japan vellum spine soiled and somewhat foxed, else a very good copy in a worn but solid publisher's box. $200.00

One of 201 numbered copies, signed by Finger and Honoré and with an additional plate signed by Honoré tipped in.


90. FISHER, FREDERICK VINING. The Transformation of Job. A Tale of the High Sierras. Elgin, Ill., [1900]. 96 p. Illus. Cloth-backed marbled boards (a bit rubbed, lettering faint). $50.00

First edition. Novel set in the gold mining region of Yosemite. Wright III 1871.



91. FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. Tales of the Jazz Age. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. [2], xi, [1], 317 p. Cloth. Spine lettering just a trifle dulled, front inner hinge slightly cracked, else a very good copy, without the dust jacket. $400.00

First edition, first or second printing (not distinguished), with "an" at 232.6. Bruccoli A9.1.a.


92. FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. Tender is the Night. A Romance. New York: Scribner's, 1934. [8], 408 p. Cloth. Spine lettering very faint, general cover wear. A good-to-very good copy. Willard Thorp's copy. $400.00

First edition, second printing. Willard Thorp (1899-1990) received his Ph.D at Princeton in 1926 and in that year began his distinguished career in Princeton's English department. Bruccoli A15.1.b.


93. FORD, FORD MADOX. Between St. Dennis and St. George. London, 1915. x, 297, [1] p. Cloth. A near very good copy. $90.00

First edition. Harvey A48.



94. FROISSART, JEAN. Froissarts Cronycles. Trans. Sir John Bourchier, Lord Berners. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1927-28. 2 vols. in 8. Handcolored heraldic decorations throughout. Untrimmed, in blue paper-covered boards, linen spines with printed paper spine labels. Spines a bit darkened, as usual, and with some minor soiling of the boards and spines and light wear at the corners, but a very good copy of a work that is almost never found in truly fine condition. $1500.00

One of 350 numbered copies printed at the Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-upon-Avon, under the direction of Bernard Newdigate.


95. FROST, ROBERT. The Lone Striker. [New York: Knopf, 1933]. [3] p. Wrappers. Fine. $60.00

First edition. Borzoi Chap Books, no. 8, designed by W. A. Dwiggins. Crane A17.


96. FROST, ROBERT. A Masque of Mercy. New York: Henry Holt, [1947]. [6], 39 p. Cloth. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket, spine unevenly faded. $75.00

First edition. Crane A31.1.


97. GALSWORTHY, JOHN. Exiled. An Evolutionary Comedy in Three Acts. London: Duckworth, [1929]. 118 p. Cloth. Light spotting on fore-edge, else fine in about fine dust jacket. Bookplate. $100.00

First edition. Uncommon in the dust jacket.


98. GALSWORTHY, JOHN. The Forest. A Drama in Four Acts. London: Duckworth and Co., [1924]. 121 p. Cloth. Light discoloration on front endpaper, else fine in about fine dust jacket. Bookplate. $100.00

First edition. Uncommon in the dust jacket.


99. [GALSWORTHY, JOHN]. A Man of Devon. By John Sinjohn. Edinburgh, 1901. [8], 306 p. + ads. Cloth. A good copy only, with light overall cover soiling and spine darkening, and inner hinges just beginning to crack. $350.00

First edition. Galsworthy's fourth book, and, like the first three, published pseudonymously.



100. GILBERT, JOHN. Watercolor drawing of three figures in medieval dress, titled "Two's Company, Three's None." 1873. 9 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. Unsigned. Matted. In very good condition. $750.00

Sir John Gilbert, R.A. (1817-1897) was chiefly known as an historical painter and book illustrator. This drawing depicts a handsome man and a beautiful lady, each attempting to steal a glance at the other, while a stern elderly woman with a dog stands between them. The work was clearly done for an illustration: the artist and title are written in a period hand on the verso, along with the date May 1873.


101. GILBERT, W.S. More "Bab'' Ballads: Much Sound and Little Sense. London, [1873]. viii, [13]-224 p. + ads. Full polished calf, gilt, by Riviere. Original covers bound in. Hinges split, else a nice copy. $75.00

First edition. Illustrations by the author.



102. GOLDSMITH, OLIVER. The Vicar of Wakefield; A Tale. London: R. Ackermann, 1823. [2], 8, 254 p. 24 handcolored aquatint plates by Thomas Rowlandson. Full tan polished calf, richly gilt, spine gilt in compartments with red and green labels, by Morrell. Occasional very minor spots of foxing or offsetting, else fine and fresh. In a chemise and red polished calf slipcase. $750.00

Second edition. A reissue of the plates from the first edition of 1817. Tooley 436.



103. GORDON, CAROLINE. Aleck Maury, Sportsman. New York: Cooper Square, 1971. [8], 287 p. Cloth (discoloration on front endpaper). No dust jacket. Very good. $200.00

Later printing. Inscribed "For Teddy, on Barbara's birthday, with love and admiration for all his accomplishments, Caroline Gordon. The Red House, March 19, 1972." The "Red House" is a well-known early house in Princeton that Caroline Gordon owned after her divorce from Allen Tate. The recipient was the father of Gordon's tenant who lived in a separate section of the house.



104. GORDON, CAROLINE. The Glory of Hera. Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1972. [10], 398 p. Cloth. Dust jacket. Some dampstaining visible on inside of jacket, few very tiny tears at top of spine, but overall very good. $200.00

First edition. Inscribed "[----] from their loving old landlady, Caroline. The Red House, Feb. 6, 1972." The "Red House" is a well-known early house in Princeton that Caroline Gordon owned and occupied after her divorce from Allen Tate. The recipients were her tenants who lived in a separate section of the house.



105. GORDON, CAROLINE. The Strange Children, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. 303 p. Cloth. Dust jacket spine lightly faded and with one half-inch closed tear at top, else near fine. $300.00

First edition. Inscribed "To [---], with love, Caroline Gordon. March 20, 1971. The Red House." The "Red House" is a well-known early house in Princeton that Caroline Gordon owned and occupied after her divorce from Allen Tate. The recipients were friends of Gordon and lived in a separate section of the house.



106. GORDON, CAROLINE. The Strange Children, New York: Cooper Square, 1971. 303 p. Cloth. No dust jacket. Very good. $200.00

Later printing. Inscribed "To Barbara, on her birthday, with love, Caroline Gordon. The Red House. March 19, 1972." The "Red House" is a well-known early house in Princeton that Caroline Gordon owned and occupied after her divorce from Allen Tate. The recipient was the mother of a friend of Gordon's who lived in a separate section of the house.


107. GREGORY, ISABELLA AUGUSTA, Lady. The Kiltartan Poetry Book. Prose Translations from the Irish. Churchtown, Dublin: Cuala Press, 1918. Linen-backed printed boards, printed paper spine label (a bit darkened). A very good copy, in the original unprinted blue-gray publisher's wrapper. Bookplate. $225.00

One of 400 copies printed at the Cuala Press of Elizabeth Corbet Yeats.


108. HALKETT, SAMUEL, and JOHN LAING. Dictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English Literature. Edinburgh and London, 1926-1934. 7 vols. Cloth. Spines uniformly faded, else fine. $300.00

New and enlarged edition by James Kennedy, with W. A. Smith and A. F. Johnson. The latest and best edition of this classic reference work. Two additional supplemental volumes were published in 1956 and 1962 and are not present in this set.


109. HARTE, BRET. Autograph letter signed, 8 March 1902. To a Mr. [?] at Houghton Mifflin, regarding titles for the new American volumes. 3 pages, on his Red House, Camberley, letterhead. Fine. $275.00

Harte suggests "Openings in the Old Trail" and "[?] Clearings in the Old Trail." He then discusses a magazine contribution, the bona fides of the publisher, etc.


110. HARTE, BRET. By Shore and Sedge. London: Longman, Green, 1885. [4], 155 p. Printed wrappers (light soiling, some of spine covering chipped away). A generally very good copy of a fragile book. Bookplate. $100.00

First English edition, in wrappers. Published earlier in the year in Boston. With a faint "Presented by the publisher" blindstamp on the title. BAL 7496.



111. HARTE, BRET. "Excelsior" ... Presented by Enoch Morgan's Sons Co. [N.p., 1877]. 8.5 x 13 cm. Illus. Printed wrappers. Few small spots on front cover, else near fine. $175.00

First edition, first printing. Advertising pamphlet for Sapolio, written by Harte. BAL 7293.


112. HARTE, BRET. The Lost Galleon and Other Tales. San Francisco: Towne & Bacon, 1867. 108, [1] p. Terra-cotta cloth. Spine spotted, binding worn at the extremities, glue residue on endpapers. Withal, a tight copy. $175.00

First edition. BAL 7242.


113. HARTE, BRET. A Protégée of Jack Hamlin's etc. London: Chatto & Windus, 1894. [6], 320 p. + 32-p. advts. dated Feb. 1894. Cloth. A very good, bright copy, with very slight cracking to inner hinges and light spine wrinkling. Bookplate. $100.00

First English edition, published about a month after the Boston edition. It actually contains the first edition of one of the six tales, "The Mystery of the Hacienda," which was not included in the Boston edition. BAL 7369.


114. HARTE, BRET. A Ward of the Golden Gate. London: Chatto & Windus, 1890. viii, 302, [2] p. + 32 p. publisher's cat. dated June 1890 at rear. Illus. Pictorial cloth. Light overall rubbing, spine a bit darkened, but a very good, tight copy. Tipped to the half title is a clipped signature of Harte. Bookplate. Chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. $300.00

First edition. BAL 7353.



115. HARTLEY, MARSDEN. Marsden Hartley: Exhibition of Recent Paintings, 1936. New York: An American Place, 1937. [2], 5, [1] p. Unbound. Two soft vertical creases, else fine. $400.00

Inscribed by Hartley to Monroe Wheeler: "Dear Monroe - Do try & come in Monday, 4-6 P.M. Private view. Marsden Hartley." The text contains a poem by Hartley, "Signing Family Papers," a long essay, "On the Subject of Nativeness--a Tribute to Maine," and a list of 21 Hartley paintings. A nice association.



116. HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. Letters of Hawthorne to William D. Ticknor, 1851-1864. Newark: Carteret Book Club, 1910. 2 vols. Facsim. plates. Three-quarter linen, paper spine labels. Binding quite soiled. Good only. $150.00

One of 100 numbered copies printed at the Marion Press for members of the Carteret Book Club. Introduction by John Cotton Dana. The scarce first publication of the Carteret Book Club. Clark A35.1.a; BAL 7648; Rabicoff 1.


117. HEN-PECKED HUSBANDS CLUB. Postcard and two placecards from A. E. Newton's Hen-Pecked Husbands Club. Also two AEN printed bookplates and a small card with an illustration of Oak Knoll[?]. One HPHC card folded, else fine. $50.00

The HPHC was started by Newton and some of his friends for fun and occasional all-male dinner parties. Their motto was "My wife won't let me."


118. HERGESHEIMER, JOSEPH. The Bright Shawl. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922. 220 p. Japanese vellum-backed gilt-patterned boards. Expected light tarnishing of gilt label and very slight darkening of spine, else fine. In a chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. $50.00

One of 225 numbered large-paper copies, signed by Hergesheimer.


119. HERGESHEIMER, JOSEPH. Cytherea. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922. 371 p. Red-brown buckram, printed paper spine label. Fine, in a chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. $50.00

One of 270 numbered large-paper copies, signed by Hergesheimer.


120. HERGESHEIMER, JOSEPH. The Dark Fleece. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922. 134 p. Black cloth. Spine lettering a bit faint, else fine, in a dust jacket with some edge chips and slightly faded. In a chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. $60.00

First edition.


121. HERGESHEIMER, JOSEPH. The Lay Anthony. New York & London: Mitchell Kennerley, 1914. [6], 327 p. Purple cloth. Spine lettering faint, else very good, in a chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. Book label of Crosby and Hilda Gaige. $75.00

First edition.


122. HERGESHEIMER, JOSEPH. The Party Dress. New York, 1930. 343, [2] p. Paper-backed silver boards. A very fine, flawless copy, in a very good-plus original publisher's box. $150.00

One of 225 numbered copies, signed by Hergesheimer.


123. HERGESHEIMER, JOSEPH. Tampico, a Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. v, [1], 328, [1] p. Cloth-backed marbled paper boards, printed paper spine label. Fine, in publisher's glassine (chips and tears at extremities), in a chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. $50.00

One of 200 numbered large-paper copies, signed by Hergesheimer.



124. HUGHES, LANGSTON. The Big Sea. New York, 1945. [12], 335, [1] p. Cloth. A very nice copy in a slightly chipped and creased dust jacket. $375.00

Later printing. A presentation copy, inscribed by Hughes in Akron in 1948.


125. [HUGHES, THOMAS]. Tom Brown at Oxford. Cambridge, 1861. 3 vols. Blue cloth, pinkish buff endpapers. Spine ends worn and chipped, board edges rubbed, but a good sound copy--more respectable than it sounds. $400.00

First edition. Despite the wear, which is normal for this popular book that was read to death, a complete and desirable copy, with the half titles, the 24-page Macmillan catalogue at the end of volume I, the leaf of ads at the end of volume II, and the blank leaf X4 at the end of volume III. Wolff 3331; Sadleir 1234.


126. HUNT, LEIGH. The Companion. London, 1828. iv, 432 p. Fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. Later half morocco, spine gilt. A fine copy. $250.00

First edition in book form.


127. HUXLEY, ALDOUS. Brief Candles. New York: The Fountain Press, 1930. [6], 320, [2] p. Cloth. Very good. $150.00

One of 842 numbered copies, signed by Huxley.


128. INGE, WILLIAM. Bus Stop. New York: Random House, [1955]. [8], 154 p. Plates. Boards. Dust jacket. Plates just a trifle discolored at the fore-edge, else very good plus in like jacket. Bookplate. $100.00

First edition.


129. IRVING, WASHINGTON. A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus. New York: G. & C. Carvill, 1828. 3 vols. xvi, 399 p.; 367 p.; viii, [1], 14-420 p. Lacks folding map. Later half morocco. Two small ownership stamps in each volume, else internally fine and fresh, in a simple half morocco binding with the name of Chas. C. Allen in gilt at the foot of each spine. $400.00

First American edition, and Irving's first major historical work. Lacking the map, and priced accordingly. BAL 10124.



130. IRVING, WASHINGTON. The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus. New York: N. and J. White, 1834. 4, 218 p. Plates. Contemporary straight-grain morocco, title with a gilt box on the front cover, marbled endpapers and edges. Foxing, hinges cracking very slightly but quite secure. $2600.00

A presentation copy of Irving's abridged edition, inscribed in pencil on the front flyleaf: "Mary L. Rhinelander from Washington Irving." Irving inscriptions are uncommon.


131. ISHERWOOD, CHRISTOPHER. The Memorial. Portrait of a Family. London: Hogarth Press, 1932. 294 p. Cloth. In a very nice dust jacket, lightly rubbed at extremities, tiny chip missing from top edge of rear panel. $475.00

First edition.


132. (JAPAN). Hearn, Lafcadio. Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan. Boston, 1894. 2 vols. Plates. Cloth. $100.00

First edition, second printing. BAL 7926.


133. JERROLD, DOUGLAS. Men of Character. London, 1838. 3 vols. 12 illus. by Thackeray. Original boards, later paper spines. Spines shabby and breaking, some endsheets wanting. The George Barr McCutcheon copy, in a fine half morocco slipcase. $250.00

First edition. At least the slipcase is nice. Van Duzer 133.


134. JOHNSON, MERLE. High Spots of American Literature. New York, 1929. [8], 114, [1] p. Contemporary half morocco. Extremities a bit rubbed, else a fine copy. $90.00

One of 750 numbered copies. One of the classic collector's lists.


135. JOHNSON, SAMUEL. The Poetical Works of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. With an Account of the Author's Life. Burlington, N.J.: David Allinson, 1816. [2], 140, [1] p. Contemporary sprinkled sheep. A fine copy. $200.00

A nice little country edition of Johnson, printed as well as bound by the New Jersey Quaker printer and bookbinder David Allinson. Felcone, New Jersey Books, 812; S&S 37958.


136. JOHNSON, SAMUEL. The Works of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. A New Edition ... with an Essay on his Life and Genius, by Arthur Murphy. Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea [etc.], 1825. 6 vols. Contemporary mottled sheep, red and black spine labels. Some hinges cracking but held by cords, extremities rubbed, but a nice set overall. $275.00

A nice early American edition. Shoemaker 21066.


137. (JUVENILE). [More, Hannah]. ... The Pilgrims. An Allegory. Philadelphia: Kimber, Conrad, and Co., 1807. 34 p. Wrappers. Foxed and somewhat browned. $200.00

At head of title: Read and reflect. Welch 891.1; Rosenbach 344; S&S 13128.



138. (JUVENILE). Taylor, Ann (Gilbert), and Jane Taylor. Hymns for Infant Minds. New Haven: J. Babcock and Son, Sidney's Press, 1820. 71 p. incl. frontis. Vignette text illustration. Illustrated wrappers. Gouge on B6 affecting several letters, dog-earring and foxing. Good plus. $150.00

All three relief cuts are by Alexander Anderson. Welch 438.35, Pomeroy 667, Carstens 352, Shoemaker 3398.



139. (KELMSCOTT PRESS). Voragine, Jacobus de. The Golden Legend of Master William Caxton done anew. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. 3 vols. Edited by Frederick S. Ellis, two illus. by Edward Burne-Jones. Blue paper-covered boards, linen spines with printed paper labels. Spines rather worn at the extremities and splitting along some hinges, one-inch tide line along the bottom edge of several boards (not affecting pages). Internally lovely, and in need only of conservation of the spines, as is often the case with this book. $5500.00

One of 500 copies printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press.


140. KENNEY, JAMES. The World! A Comedy, in Five Acts. London: [By C. Stower] for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808. [4], 94, [2] p. Removed. Light soiling, a few leaves foxed. A good copy. $90.00

Small printed label of H. Godwin, bookseller, Bath, pasted to title page.


141. KINGSLEY, CHARLES. Autograph letter signed, 29 December 1856. To an unidentified correspondent, asking a detailed question about glacial moraines. 4 full pages, sm. 8vo. A few edge nicks, one edge abraded, else very good. $350.00

About the origin of several areas caused by a terminal moraine.


142. KIPLING, RUDYARD. The Five Nations. London: Methuen and Co., 1903. xiii, [3], 215 p. + 38 p. Methuen cat. dated July 1903. Dark red cloth. Spine a bit darkened, extremities rubbed. $75.00

First edition. Stewart 276.



143. KIPLING, RUDYARD. Life's Handicap. Being Stories of Mine Own People. London, 1891. xvi, 351, [9] p. Red cloth. A very good-to-fine copy. Bookplate. In a morocco-backed slipcase. $250.00

First American edition. Livingston 79, Stewart 99.


144. KIPLING, RUDYARD. Life's Handicap. Being Stories of Mine Own People. London, 1891. xvi, 351, [9] p. Two-color green cloth. Lacks half-title leaf, else very good. In a chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. $125.00

First American edition, in the scarce two-color green cloth. Livingston 79, Stewart 99.


145. KIPLING, RUDYARD. Stalky & Co. London: MacMillan, 1899. ix, [3], 272, [2] p. Red cloth. Very light overall soiling--a very good copy. $125.00

First English edition. Livingston 216; Stewart 195.


146. KIPLING, RUDYARD. Stalky & Co. London: MacMillan, 1899. ix, [3], 272, [2] p. Red cloth. Spine darkened, light overall soiling. In a chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. $90.00

First English edition. Livingston 216; Stewart 195.


147. [KNAPP, SAMUEL LORENZO]. Letters of Shahcoolen, a Hindu Philosopher, Residing in Philadelphia; to his Friend El Hassan, an Inhabitant of Delhi. Boston: Russell and Cutler, 1802. 152 p. Contemporary boards, rebacked in modern calf. Foxing (heavy on some leaves). $250.00

First edition of the author's first book. Reflections on women's rights and Mary Wollstonecraft, American poetry, and the American landscape. S&S 2490.


148. KOTZEBUE, AUGUST VON. False Shame; a Comedy, in Four Acts, Translated from the German of Kotzebue. Newark [N.J.]: By John Wallis, for Charles Smith, 1801. 63 p. Removed from a bound volume. Quite foxed. $200.00

A reprint of the English translation of Kotzebue's Falsche Scham, first published in London in 1799 and reprinted in New York and Charleston in 1800. The translator remains unknown. Falsche Scham was also translated into English by William Dunlap, but Dunlap's translation was apparently never published in his lifetime, although the American editions are frequently attributed to him. See False Shame and Thirty Years: Two Plays by William Dunlap, ed. Oral Sumner Coad (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1940). S&S 777.


149. LANG, ANDREW. Aucassin & Nicolete. Done into English by Andrew Lang. London: David Nutt; Chicago: Way and Williams, 1896. xx, 51 p. Full polished crimson calf, spine richly gilt, by Bartlett, with original light gray printed wrappers bound in. Faint rubbing at the extremities, but fine. $50.00

The Way and Williams edition of Lang's version, first printed in a limited edition in 1887. Kraus 36.



150. LEATHAM, EDWARD ALDAM. Discovery. A Poem. London: Walton and Maberly, 1853. [4], 66 p. Decorated cloth, edges gilt. Extremities darkened and a bit rubbed, but a very good copy. Bookplate of Alfred Fowler. $275.00

Inscribed on the title page: "From the author. November 1892." An epic poem about discoveries--past, present, and future. Leatham (1828-1900) was an English MP with literary and artistic talents. The recipient was probably the Kansas City Arthur Fowler rather than the socialite of the same name and time period.


151. LEVERTOV, DENISE. With Eyes at the Back of our Heads. [Norfolk, Ct., 1959]. [6], 74 p. Cloth. Fine in near-fine dust jacket. $90.00

First edition.


152. LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH. The New-England Tragedies. Boston, 1868. 179 p. Cloth (a bit spotted, spine slightly faded). Small waterstain at the upper margin corner of about one-third of the text. $50.00

First edition, earlist printing points, first binding. BAL 12150.


153. (LOWELL, AMY). Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. The Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. Translated by George Long. Boston, 1901. [8], 296 p. Half morocco (front hinge broken). $75.00

Inscribed on front endpaper: "Elizabeth Seccombe with a great deal of love. From Amy Lowell. Newport. May 17, 1903."


154. [LOWELL, JAMES RUSSELL]. A Fable for Critics ... That is, a Series of Jokes, By a Wonderful Quiz. [New York, 1848]. [4], 78 p. Plain boards (spine worn and broken). Foxed. $50.00

First edition. BAL 13062, state D.



155. LOWRY, MALCOLM. Under the Volcano. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, [1947]. [6], 375, [2] p. Cloth. Light discoloration on front endpaper, else a very good copy in an outwardly nice dust jacket that has been reinforced with cello tape along the inside top and bottom edges. $1000.00

First edition of Lowry's masterpiece.


156. MacLEISH, ARCHIBALD. Actfive and other Poems. New York, [1948]. 63 p. Cloth-backed boards. Very good. $100.00

First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed by MacLeish: "Dear Robert: I'd like you and your wife to have this from me. Archie MacLeish."


157. [MARRYAT, FREDERICK]. Mr. Midshipman Easy. London: Saunders and Otley, 1836. 3 vols. [iii]-vii, [1], 291 p.; [iii]-vii, [1], 306 p.; [iii]-viii, 314 p. Bound without half titles. Later 3/4 blue calf. Very good. $250.00

Second edition in the year of publication.


158. MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET. East of Suez. New York: George H. Doran, [1922]. 138 p. Paper-covered boards, paper spine label. Light rubbing at spine ends, else very good-plus in an almost very good dust jacket with chipping at the spine ends and corners. Bookplate. $100.00

First American edition.



159. MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET. The Unconquered. New York: House of Books, 1944. 55, [2] p. Cloth. Spine just a trifle faded, else very good. $300.00

One of 300 numbered copies, signed by Maugham.


160. McDONALD, MARY NOEL. Poems. New York, 1844. 208 p. Cloth. A nice copy. $90.00

Early American woman poet.


161. McFEE, WILLIAM. The Reflections of Marsyas. Gaylordsville: Slide Mountain Press, 1933. [4], 11-85, [2] p. Patterned boards. Spine a bit soiled, front board a trifle warped. $100.00

No. 4 of 300 numbered copies. A presentation copy, inscribed by McFee ("WM") on the title and dated Nov. 1933. Also signed in full by McFee on page 43.


162. MEDEDITH, GEORGE. One of Our Conquerors. London: Chapman and Hall, 1891. 3 vols. ([4], 302 p.; iv, 320 p.; iv, 307 p.). Blue cloth, stamped in gilt and black. Extremities a bit worn, spines a trifle darkened, but about very good. $150.00

First edition. With the list of Meredith's works on the verso of each free endpaper.



163. MELVILLE, HERMAN. Mardi: and A Voyage Thither. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849. 2 vols. 365 p.; [5], x-xii, [1], 10-387, [1], 8 p. Original purple cloth, stamped in blind. Spines faded and largely chipped off at ends. Endpapers discolored, scattered foxing, as usual with this book. A contemporary signature across the title page of vol. 1 has bled, leaving a rather unattractive stain. Modern slipcase. Withal, a good copy. $750.00

First American edition of Melville's third book. BAL 13658.


164. MEREDITH, GEORGE. Diana of the Crossways. A Novel. London: Chapman and Hall, 1885. 3 vols. (viii, 344 p.; vi, 335 p.; vi, 330 p. Brick cloth stamped in gilt and black. Most inner hinges cracked, removed bookplate residue on pastedowns, bindings worn at extremities. $250.00

First edition.


165. MEREDITH, GEORGE. Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth. London: MacMillan, 1883. xi, [1], 181, [3], 32 p. Blue cloth (worn through at extremities). A tight copy. $75.00

First edition.


166. MEREDITH, GEORGE. A Reading of Earth. London: MacMillan, 1888. vi, 136 p. Cloth. A lovely copy--very good plus. $100.00

First edition.


167. MEREDITH, GEORGE. The Tragic Comedians. A Study in a Well-Known Story. London: Chapman and Hall, 1880. 2 vols. Olive cloth. Short cloth tear along one rear hinge, bookplates very skillfully removed from front pastedowns. A good-plus copy. $100.00

First edition, with the original uncancelled title leaves.



168. MERIMEE, PROSPER. Carmen and Letters from Spain. Paris and New York: Harrison of Paris, [1931]. [8], 175 p. Illus. by Maurice Barraud. Illustrated boards, morocco spine. Spine cords scuffed, a trifle darkened, else very good. Bookplate. In the publisher's box (soiled), $600.00

One of 50 numbered copies of Japan vellum, designed by Monroe Wheeler and signed by Wheeler, Barbara Harrison, and Glenway Wescott.


169. (MILLER, HENRY). The Happy Rock. A Book about Henry Miller. [Berkeley: Bern Porter, 1945]. [10], 157 p. Cloth-backed boards. Dust jacket (chipped along edges). Bookplate mounted by cellophane tape, now yellowed. $75.00

First edition; one of 750 numbered copies.



170. MOORE, GEORGE. Aphrodite in Aulis. London: William Heinemann, [1930]. [6], 340, [1] p. Vellum-covered boards. Spine very lightly dust-soiled, else a fine, fresh copy. $90.00

One of 1825 numbered copies, signed by Moore. Gilcher A56a.


171. MOORE, GEORGE. Celibates. London, 1895. [8], 559, [9] p. Cloth. A very good, clean copy. $50.00

First edition. Gilcher A21a.


172. MOORE, GEORGE. Elizabeth Cooper. Dublin, 1913. 80 p. Cloth. Spine just a trifle darkened, else near fine. $50.00

First edition. Gilcher A33.


173. MOORE, GEORGE. Memoirs of my Dead Life. London, 1908. [6], 482 p. Half morocco. Spine faded, else fine. $100.00

Third edition. Signed on the title: "Very sincerely yours, George Moore, Dec. 3rd, 1908.''


174. MOORE, GEORGE. ... Salve. London, 1912. [4], 379 p. Errata slip. Cloth (rubbed at extremities). Good plus. $50.00

First edition, first issue. At head of title: `Hail and Farewell!' Gilcher A31-II-a.



175. MORGAN, SYDNEY OWENSON, Lady. France. London: Henry Colburn, 1817. 4to. 2 vols. in 1. [3], vi-xv, [1], 252 p.; 248, cxv p. Map. Colburn advt. on a1 cancelled, as in nearly all copies. Contemporary diced calf, spine fully gilt in panels, edges marbled. Corners worn, hinges cracked but held by cords and endpapers. Light scattered foxing on a few gatherings, else a fine copy internally in a very nice period binding. R.H.A. Bennet armorial bookplate. $800.00

First edition of Lady Morgan's account of France, accompanied by appendixes containing her husband's accounts of law, finance, medicine, and political opinion in the country. The author was deeply interested in the life of the poorer classes, and her candid comments were immediately attacked in the contemporary French press. The first edition is moderately scarce, and this is quite a good copy. Sadleir 1771; Wolff had only the second edition (4910).


176. MORLEY, CHRISTOPHER. Paumanok. Garden City: Henry and Longwell, 1926. [8], 13 p. Stitched but unbound sheets. $100.00

One of 107 copies printed.


177. MORRISON, ARTHUR. Tales of Mean Streets. London, 1894. 301, [1] p. + 32 p. cat. dated October 1894. Cloth. Stain on rear cover, few other cover spots, spine a bit cocked. $250.00

First edition. Morrison's powerful novel of life in London's East End.


178. MORTON, THOMAS. Town and Country. A Comedy, in Five Acts. London: By C. Stower, for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807. [4], 94, [2] p. Removed. Heavily annotated in a period hand with spelling alterations to the text. $90.00

Someone has annotated the printed text by altering the orthography of a great many words: "you" is altered to "ye"; "ed" at the end of a word is changed to "'d", &c.


179. NORRIS, FRANK. Tower in the West. New York, [1957]. [10], 362, [1] p. Cloth-backed boards. $60.00

One of a numbered limited edition, signed by Norris.


180. [NORTHRUP, E.F.]. Zero to Eighty: Being my Lifetime Doings, Reflections, and Inventions; also my Journey around the Moon. By Akkad Pseudoman [pseud.]. Princeton, 1937. [xv], 280, [3] p. Plates. Cloth. $60.00

Fictional account, supported by valid scientific data, of a Morris County resident's trip around the moon. Northrup was a Princeton resident.


181. O'HIGGINS, HARVEY. Alias Walt Whitman. Newark: Carteret Book Club, 1930. 49, [1] p. Cloth-backed decorated boards. As new, in publisher's glassine (few tiny dings). $75.00

One of 200 copies, printed by Richard W. Ellis at the Georgian Press for members of the Carteret Book Club.


182. O'NEILL, EUGENE. Dynamo. New York: Horace Liveright, 1929. 159 p. Cloth (lightly spotted). Dust jacket chipped at extremities, spine a bit darkened. $75.00

First edition.



183. O'NEILL, EUGENE. The Hairy Ape. New York, 1929. 114, [1] p. Color plates. Cloth-backed decorated boards. A fine copy in a very nice dust jacket (spine darkened) and in the publisher's slipcase. $275.00

One of 775 numbered large paper copies, signed by O'Neill. With nine colored plates by Alexander King. A very nice copy.


184. O'NEILL, EUGENE. Strange Interlude. New York, 1928. 352 p. Cloth. Front free endpaper with a 2-inch closed tear and a bookplate on the verso, otherwise a fine, bright copy in a fine dust jacket. $100.00

First edition.



185. PARRISH, MORRIS L. Charles Kingsley and Thomas Hughes. First Editions (with a Few Exceptions) in the Library at Dormy House, Pine Valley, New Jersey, Described with Notes. London, 1936. 4to. xi, [1], 165, [1] p. Plates, facsims. Addenda/errata leaf. Cloth. A pristine copy, in a lovely dust jacket with just a few tiny chips at the spine ends. $600.00

One of 150 numbered copies. Still the only major bibliography of Kingsley and Hughes. The personal copy of Alexander D. Wainwright, for fifty years the curator of the Parrish collection of Victorial novelists at Princeton. A lovely copy.



186. PASTERNAK, BORIS. [in Cyrillic:] Doctor Zhivago. Milan: Feltrinelli, [n.d., but late 1958 or early 1959]. [4], 567 p. Pale green laid paper over boards, stamped in black. Faint browning of the text due to the poor quality of the paper stock, free endpapers discolored from the dust jacket flaps, but a very good copy. The dust jacket has some light uniform discoloration on the white spine and two very tiny spots, and two small closed tears at the top of the back panel. The price on the front flap is 42s. net. $2500.00

First trade or "official" edition of Doctor Zhivago in Russian, following a rare limited edition published by Mouton at The Hague over the Feltrinelli imprint earlier in 1958. (See Lee Biondi, "Manuscript and Printing History of Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak," Firsts [June 2003]).



187. PENZER, NORMAN M. An Annotated Bibliography of Sir Richard Francis Burton. London, 1923. xxvi, 351 p. Plates, facsims. Cloth. Very skillfully recased in the original binding. Moderate wear at the extremities, but a very good copy. $200.00

One of 500 numbered copies, signed by the author. Preface by F. Grenfell Baker. Still the classic bibliography of Burton.


188. POPE, ALEXANDER. The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. In Three Volumes.... Princeton: D.A. Borrenstein, 1828. 18mo., 3 vols. Engraved port. by P. E. Hamm, engraved fore-titles. Contemporary sheep, spines gilt. Binding worn, spine tooling scuffed, hinges beginning to crack but still sound, plates toned. Good only. $150.00

Shoemaker 34843; Felcone, New Jersey Books, 1213; Felcone, Printing in Princeton, 111.



189. POPE, ALEXANDER. The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. In Three Volumes.... Princeton: D.A. Borrenstein, 1828. 18mo., 3 vols. in 1. Engraved port. by P. E. Hamm, engraved fore-title in v.1. Near-contemporary half calf, edges stained yellow. Bound without the half titles and added engraved titles in vol. 2-3. Engraved title heavily foxed with foxing on adjacent leaves, front hinge just beginning to crack at ends but very sound. Contemporary signature of Oscar W. Sturtevant. $200.00

Shoemaker 34843; Felcone, New Jersey Books, 1213; Felcone, Printing in Princeton, 111.



190. PORTER, KATHERINE ANNE. Hacienda. [New York:] Harrison of Paris, [1934]. 81 p. Cloth. Spine a bit faded, else very good. $100.00

One of 895 numbered copies. With the errata slip and page 51/52 uncancelled.



191. [POTTS, STACY G.]. Village Tales, or Recollections of By-Past Times. By Oliver Oakwood. Trenton: Joseph Justice, 1827. vii, [2], 10-252 p. Mid-nineteenth-century half sheep (rubbed, worn at extremities, but tight). Foxing and some browning. $450.00

First and only edition in book form. A series of moral tales first published in the Trenton Emporium under the pseudonym "Oliver Oakwood." Stacy Gardiner Potts (1799-1865) was a Trenton journalist and co-founder of the Emporium. While working at the newspaper and writing these stories, he also read law, and in 1827 he was licensed as an attorney. Later he was elected clerk of the court of chancery, and in 1852 he became a justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. This is only the second copy we have had for sale in forty-five years. We have examined a few other copies in institutions, and every copy is foxed, and all but one is in a mid-nineteenth-century binding. See Felcone, New Jersey Books, 1215, for Potts' own comments on his book. Shoemaker 30322; Wright I 2066.


192. POWYS, T[HEODORE] F. The Dewpond. London, 1928. 29, [1] p. Boards. Dust jacket. A fine copy. Bookplate. $150.00

One of 530 numbered copies, signed by Powys. Woburn Books, no. 2.


193. POWYS, T[HEODORE] F. The Key of the Field. London, 1930. 39, [1] p. Illus. Cloth. Spine almost imperceptively faded, else fine.

One of 550 numbered copies printed at the Chiswick Press and signed by Powys. Furnival Books, no. 1.


194. RHYMERS' CLUB. The Second Book of the Rhymers' Club. London and New York, 1894. xvi, 136, 14, [1] p. Cloth (lightly rubbed). A nice tight copy. Bookplates. $150.00

One of 650 copies. One of the great anthologies of 'Nineties writing. Includes contributions by Yeats, Le Gallienne, Ernest Dowson, and others. Wade 294.


195. [RICE, GEORGE E., and JOHN H. WAINWRIGHT]. Ephemera. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. 112 p. Cloth. Very faint old library stamp on several pages, flyleaves quite foxed; a good copy. $75.00

Light verse. Harris Collection p. 221; Cost Books of Ticknor and Fields 094.


196. ROBINSON, EDWARD ARLINGTON. Roman Bartholow. New York, 1923. [10], 191 p. Cloth-backed boards (white spine soiled and darkened). $60.00

One of 750 numbered copies, signed by Robinson.



197. ROGERS, BRUCE (1870-1957). American book designer and typogrpher. Autograph letter signed, Cambridge, Mass., 3 April 1896. To Messrs. Stone & Kimball, seeking payment for design work. 1 page, octavo. Two punch holes at top not affecting writing, else very good. $300.00

A slightly agitated Rogers writes: "I am sorry to have to write you for the third time regarding my bill for book-covers. I was assured when the designs were accepted that a cheque would be sent me immediately. That is now two months past...." Rogers did some cover designs for Stone & Kimball in 1895, and this letter may explain why his work for Stone & Kimball did not continue.


198. ROSA, SALVATOR. Satire e Vita di Salvator Rosa. Florence: Dai Torchj di Attilio Tofani, 1833. 383 p. Port. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards. Boards worn (particularly at corners), spine lightly rubbed, text moderately foxed. $175.00

The satires of the Italian painter and satirist Salvator Rosa (1615-1673), edited by Anton Maria Salvini.


199. (ROSSETTI, DANTE GABRIEL). [Nicholson, Peter W.]. ... Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Poet and Painter. Edinburgh, 1886. 36 p. Japan vellum wrappers (considerably chipped along spine). $90.00

One of 100 numbered copies. At head of title: The Round Table Series, VI.


200. ROWSON, SUSANNA HASWELL. Charlotte Temple. A Tale of Truth. By Mrs. Rowson. Hartford: Silas Andrus, 1832. 12mo. 138 p. Contemporary blue paper-covered boards, sheep spine. A complete and very solid copy, but rather heavily worn, with closed tears in two leaves, no front blanks, and just good overall. $90.00

A later printing of Mrs. Rowson's highly popular novel.


201. SANDS, ROBERT C. The Writings of Robert C. Sands, in Prose and Verse. With a Memoir of the Author. New York, 1834. 2 vols. 395 p.; 408 p. Margin of K1 in v.1 damaged, just touching type. Neat modern cloth, leather spine labels. $150.00

First edition. Sands (1799-1832) was a New Yorker who first practiced law, then went into editorial work with William Cullen Bryant. (See D.A.B.). The memoir of Sands was written by his friend Gulian C. Verplanck. American Imprints 26627.


202. SASSOON, SIEGFRIED. The Road to Ruin. London, [1933]. 23 p. Boards. Endpapers foxed, else very good in a dust jacket slightly chipped at the spine ends. $60.00

First edition.


203. (SATIRE). [Watts, William]. The Yahoo; A Satirical Rhapsody. New York [i.e., London?]: Printed and published by H. Simpson, 1830. xxvii, [1], 136 p. [bound with:] The Mohawks; A Satirical Poem with Notes. London: For Henry Colburn, 1822. [6], 164 p. + [4] p. Colburn ads. The two items, bound together in contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards. The second work foxed. $250.00

Satires of the English Church (Yahoo) and contemporary English politics (Mohawks). Despite the imprint, the typography of the first work is almost certainly English. American Imprints 5572 locates only the Huntington and Newberry copies of the first work and lists it under title. BMC attributes it to William Watts and records a later English edition. BMC lists the second work under title.


204. SCOTT, SIR WALTER. Halidon Hill; a Dramatic Sketch, from Scottish History. Philadelphia: H. C. Carey & I. Lea; J. Maxwell, pr., 1822. 107, [1] p. Original paper-covered boards. Possibly wanting a tiny printed paper spine label, foxed, but in a remarkably well-preserved, fresh original binding. $125.00

One of the first two American editions (also printed in New York in 1822). Shoemaker 10201.


205. SCOTT, SIR WALTER. The Lord of the Isles, a Poem. Philadelphia: Moses Thomas, 1815. 12mo. [8], 307 p. Original printed boards, uncut. Hinges cracking but sound, some dampstaining on front cover. Generally a very nice copy in the fragile original boards. $125.00

First Philadelphia edition. S&S 35876.


206. SCOTT, WALTER. The Monastery. A Romance. Edinburgh: For Longman, Hurst, Rees [&c.], 1820. 3 vols. Slightly later half calf. Extremities rubbed, small crack in upper joint of vol. 1. $175.00

First edition.


207. SHAPIRO, KARL. Trial of a Poet and other Poems. New York, [1947]. [12], 81 p. Cloth. Very good in very good dust jacket. $50.00

First edition.



208. SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD. The Irrational Knot. London: Archibald Constable, 1905. xxvi, [2], 7-422 p. + 30, [2] p. publisher's cat. Cloth. A very good, fresh copy. Chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. $150.00

First edition, English issue.


209. SHILLABER, BENJAMIN P. Life and Sayings of Mrs. Partington, and Others of the Family. New York, 1854. 384 p. Illus. Plates. Cloth. Text browned, front free endpaper wanting. $50.00

First edition. Early American humor. Wright II 2208.


210. [SHILLABER, BENJAMIN P.]. Knitting-Work: A Web of Many Textures, Wrought by Ruth Partington. Boston, 1859. 408 p. Plates. Cloth (spotted). Plates considerably foxed. $50.00

First edition. American humorous fiction, with illustrations by Hoppin. Wright II 2207.


211. SINCLAIR, UPTON. 100%: The Story of a Patriot. Pasadena: The author, [c1920]. 329, [5] p. Paper covers laid down on cloth. $50.00

First edition. Sinclair's caustic satire about a labor-union spy. The work was translated into over twenty-five languages. Gottesman A729.



212. STEINBECK, JOHN. Sweet Thursday. New York: Viking, 1954. x, 273 p. Cloth (spine canted). Dust jacket (price-clipped, light chipping at spine ends and corners, few dampstains). Inscribed on the front endpaper "To --- From George Sonny Boy Velis, Monterey, Calif, July 31-1955. See you on Broadway, N.Y." $450.00

Intermediate edition, with red and black title page, unstained top edge, red dot at lower corner of rear cover, and testimonials under the Halsman photo on the dust jacket's rear panel. George "Sonny Boy" Velis operated the restaurant and bar in Monterey that is the subject of the entire chapter 23 in Sweet Thursday as well as a paragraph in Travels with Charley.


213. STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS. Kidnapped. Being the Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751.... [London], 1886. viii, 311, [1] p. + [16] p. ads. Folding map. Red cloth. Covers rather soiled and spotted. A good copy only. In an old morocco-backed case (chemise broken). $450.00

First edition, second issue. Beinecke 381.


214. STOCKTON, FRANK R. Rudder Grange. London: John C. Nimmo, 1886. [2], xi, [3], 322 p. + Oct. 1885 publisher's catalogue. Illus. by A. B. Frost. Decorated cloth. Spine a trifle toned, else a fresh and bright copy. $125.00

First English edition of the enlarged edition illustrated by A. B. Frost.



215. STOCKTON, FRANK R. The Spirit of Washington. A Paper Prepared and Read ... before the Washington Association of New Jersey ... February 22, 1895. [Morristown, 1895.] 10 p. Yellow printed wrappers (chipped at edges, detached at spine). Vertical center crease. $150.00

An elusive Stockton pamphlet, inscribed on the front wrapper "For M[?] Stockton from Frank R. Stockton, 1895." A delightful story of Stockton's conversation with the spirit of Washington while standing in front of the Ford Mansion in Morristown. BAL 18919.


216. SWIFT, JONATHAN. Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World .... Cincinnati: U.P. James, [n.d., but 1840]. 170 p. incl. 5 plates. Printed boards, neatly rebacked in undecorated calf. Boards soiled and worn at tips, pastedowns dampstained, front free endpaper wanting, else a good tight copy. $100.00

The printed front board, also undated, bears the Newark, New Jersey, imprint of Benjamin Olds, publisher. The woodcuts are by Abel Bowen. Uriah James formerly lived in Newark. See Felcone, New Jersey Books, 1350, for an explanation of the James/Olds connection.


217. TARKINGTON, BOOTH, and HARRY LEON WILSON. The Gibson Upright. Garden City, 1919. [6], 117, [1] p. Cloth. Top of spine chipped, label dark. $90.00

First edition. Signed by Tarkington.



218. TATE, ALLEN. Two Conceits for the Eye to Sing, if Possible. [Cummington, Mass.:] Cummington Press, 1950. [8] p. Vignette illus. by Wightman Williams. Gray wrappers with printed paper label. A fine, fresh copy. $200.00

One of 300 copies.


219. TENNYSON, ALFRED, LORD. A Welcome. London: Edward Moxon, 1863. 4 p. Lightly dust-soiled. $150.00

First edition thus. The diamond in the center of the rule on the title page is hollow.


220. (TENNYSON, ALFRED, Lord). Third person letter entirely in the hand of Tennyson's son, Hallam. Isle of Wight, 28 January 1890. To the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Department [James Monro], seeking a position for Edmund Knight. 1 page, small 8vo. Light soiling. $150.00

Edmund Knight was the son of Tennyson's coachman. In his later years Tennyson relied on members of his family to help with his overwhelming correspondence.


221. THACKERAY, WILLIAM M. The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century. London, 1853. [8], 322 p. + [6] p. cat. + 16 p. cat. dated June 1853. Vein-patterned cloth. Spine ends and corners repaired, rear inner hinge cracking a trifle. Nice. $225.00

First edition (following a handful of salesmen's sample copies). Van Duzer 59.


222. THACKERAY, WILLIAM M. The Rose and the Ring. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1947. Obl. 4to. xviii, [92] p. Illus. (many in color). Cloth. Very fine in fine slipcase. $75.00

One of 1000 copies reproduced in facsimile from the original manuscript, with an introduction by Gordon N. Ray. A handsome production.


223. TOMLINSON, H.M. All our Yesterdays. London, 1930. [10], 539 p. Port. Cloth. A very fine copy, in the original clear jacket and near fine publisher's box. $90.00

One of 1025 numbered copies, signed by Tomlinson.


224. TOMLINSON, H.M. Illusion: 1915. London, 1929. [4], 34 p. Cloth-backed boards. A fine copy in a very nice dust jacket. $50.00

One of 525 numbered copies, signed by Tomlinson.


225. TROLLOPE, ANTHONY. Can You Forgive Her? London: Chapman and Hall, 1864-65. 2 vols. [6], 320 p.; [iii]-vii, [1], 320 p. Illustrated with plates mostly by Hablot K. Browne. Bound without half titles. Nineteenth-century green 3/4 morocco, spines faded to brown. First and last few leaves of each volume foxed, else very good. $400.00

First edition. Sadleir 19.



226. WEBSTER, NOAH. The Prompter: A Commentary on Common Sayings and Subjects, which are Full of Common Sense, the Best Sense in the World. [N.p.]: Printed in the year 1801. 24mo. 86 p. A complete but rough copy, lacking spine covering and rear board, original front board damaged, scattered dampstaining and occasional moderate browning, fore-edge of D4-5 closely cropped but without loss. Neat contemporary printed book label of Elizabeth Van Liew on front pastedown and gift inscription to John P. Van Liew. $350.00

A scarce early American printing of this great Webster favorite, unrecorded in S&S. Skeel, Noah Webster, 681, records copies at MWA (imperf), IU, and NNC.


227. WESCOTT, GLENWAY. The Babe's Bed. [N.p.]: Harrison of Paris, 1930. 46 p. Cloth. Spine soiled, endpapers a trifle darkened. In a worn publisher's slipcase. $250.00

One of 375 numbered copies, signed by Wescott. Novelist Charles R. Jackson's copy, with his bookplate. Occupying two rear flyleaves is a four-stanza poem by Jackson entitled "The Falcon," written in pencil and signed "CRJ / Nov 6 '38." Jackson, best known for his novel The Lost Weekend, was a close friend of Wescott's.


228. WHEELOCK, JOHN HALL. By Daylight and in a Dream. New and Collected Poems, 1904-1970. New York, [1970]. xix, 292, [1] p. Cloth-backed boards. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. $90.00

First edition. A presentation copy inscribed by Wheelock to Elinor [Parker], 28 Sept. 1970. Also with a line of verse in Wheelock's hand, and his signature on the title page.


229. WHEELOCK, JOHN HALL. Poems Old and New. New York, [1956]. xix, 203 p. Cloth. Fine in a virtually fine dust jacket. $100.00

First edition. A presentation copy inscribed by Wheelock to Elinor Parker, 25 June 1956.


230. WHITE, LUKE. Henry William Herbert & the American Publishing Scene, 1831-1858. Newark: Carteret Book Club, 1943. ix, 71 p. Plates, facsimile in rear pocket. Cloth. A fine, fresh copy. $125.00

One of 200 numbered copies printed by the Southworth-Anthoesen Press for members of the Carteret Book Club. Sporting author "Frank Forester" and his books.



231. [WHITE, RICHARD GRANT.] Revelations: A Companion to the "New Gospel of Peace." According to Abraham. New York: M. Doolady, 1863. 36 p. Printed wrappers. Very good. $100.00

Anti-Lincoln satire in Biblical form. One of several similar Copperhead pamphlets by Grant. Howes W-369; Monaghan 261; Wright II 2710.


232. WHITMAN, WALT. Criticism. An Essay. Newark: Carteret Book Club, 1913. [17] p. Paper-covered boards. Tiny (1/4 in.) stain at top of spine, else very fine, in publisher's slipcase that is stained along top edge but otherwise near fine. $150.00

One of 100 numbered copies printed at the Marion Press for members of the Carteret Book Club. The first printing of an essay found among Whitman's papers. The club's third publication. BAL 21460; Wells and Goldsmith p. 47.



233. WHITMAN, WALT. Selected Poems. New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1892. 179, [8] p. Port. Cloth (a bit spotted and soiled, spine darkened, front endpaper beginning to split). Upper corner of text with dampstain, confined to margin. $450.00

First edition, first issue. Publisher's inscription on front flyleaf: "Presented to Horace Howard Furness (in accordance with Walt Whitman's last wishes) by Charles L. Webster & Co. S. April, 1892." Furness was the leading Shakespearean scholar of his day and the brother of architect Frank Furness. BAL 21638.


234. WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF. Poems. Philadelphia, 1838. 180 p. Cloth (worn, neatly rebacked). Foxed. Modern bookplate and owner's inscription. $125.00

First edition. BAL 21710, Binding A.


235. WILDE, OSCAR. Impressions of America. Edited, with an Introduction, by Stuart Mason. Sunderland, 1906. [2], 40, [2] p. Original wrappers wanting and replaced with modern plain paper. Thus, $200.00

One of 50 numbered copies on handmade paper, signed by Mason.



236. WILLIAMS, WILLIAM CARLOS. Paterson. (Book One) [-Book Five]. [New York, 1946-1958]. 5 vols. Cloth. Dust jackets on vols. 1, 3, and 5 (two professionally reinforced on verso). In a remarkable and imaginative designer slipcase, probably by Colton Storm. Each volume is in a cloth portfolio which co-ordinates with the cloth bindings, including the different color cloth onlays. The whole is contained in a full crimson niger goatskin slipcase with multi-level insets on the sides and front in various colored leathers in a free-flowing design, the front inset being titled on the various levels. In superb condition. $2000.00

First editions, each volume except the last being one of 1000 copies. A handsome set in a wonderful box evocative of Williams' poetry.


237. WILMOT, JOHN. Collected Works of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. [London:] Nonesuch Press, 1926. Lg. 4to. l, [2], 407, [1] p. Cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. Endpapers discolored, binding rubbed at the extremities, but a nice copy. Bookplates. $100.00

One of 1050 numbered copies. Edited by John Hayward.



238. WOLFE, THOMAS. The Web and the Rock. New York: Harper, 1939. viii, 695, [1] p. Finely bound in half red oasis niger, spine gilt. Fine. $300.00

First edition, handsomely bound.


239. WOOD, GEORGE. Future Life; or, Scenes in Another World. New York, 1858. 359 p. Cloth. Faint dampstain at the fore-edge of the first several leaves, else a very good copy. $125.00

First edition. Novel of life in the future. Bleiler p. 221; Wright II 2786.


240. WRAY, ANGELINA W. Tales and Poems, by Angie W. Wray. New Brunswick, [c1890]. [2], 251 p. Cloth. $60.00

Short stories and poetry by a New Jersey author. Wright III 6118.


241. YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER. Sophocles' King Oedipus. A Version for the Modern Stage. London, 1928. vi, [2], 61, [3] p. Wrappers. A trifle dust soiled, but a very nice copy. $150.00

First edition. Wade 160.


242. YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER. Three Things. [London, 1929]. [4] leaves. Illus. in color. Wrappers. Fine. $75.00

First trade edition. Ariel Poems, no. 18. Wade 166.

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