New York: David Lewis, 1969. small 8vo. cloth. vii, (iii), 112 pages. First edition. Issued as one in the publisher's series of Fugitive Bibliographies. This book attempts to include all of Tate's important writings and the most significant commentary about him through 1967. As a poet, lecturer, reviewer, teacher and editor, few writers of the twentieth century contributed more toward the establishment of a profession of letters in the United States. READ MORE
2 volumes bound in 1.
Glasgow: Royal Philosophical Society, (1902;1916). 8vo. quarter cloth with marbled paper-covered boards. (ii),31; (ii),10 pages. 2 volumes bound in 1. First editions. Here are two reports on Joannes Matthaeus, an Italian 16th century author. In the first volume, Ferguson attempts to determine the identity of the writer (was Joannes Tosacanus and Joannes Lunesis the same man?) In the second volume, Ferguson follows up on his questions. Original paper wrappers bound in. Volume two is illustrated in black-and-white. READ MORE
Edited by Henry H. Harper with an Introduction by William P. Trent.
Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1917. small 4to. half parchment over cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut. x, 64 pages. Edited by Henry H. Harper with an Introduction by William P. Trent. With many full-page facsimiles of Field's manuscripts and book inscriptions. Mostly reprints of Field's work but containing some first appearances (BAL 5800). Spine age darkened with wear at top. Spot on free endpaper where bookplate was removed. READ MORE
Edited by Henry H. Harper with an Introduction by William P. Trent.
Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1917. small 4to. half parchment over cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut, slipcase. x, 64 pages. Edited by Henry H. Harper with an Introduction by William P. Trent. With many full-page facsimiles of Field's manuscripts and book inscriptions. Mostly reprints of Field's work but containing some first appearances (BAL 5800). Parchment is foxed. READ MORE
San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company, Publishers, (1912). small 8vo. later half calf with marbled paper covered boards, red and black leather spine labels. xvii, 173, (3) pages. First edition. Essays and short bibliographies on leading 19th century English writers. With many tipped-in illustrations. Rubbed along edges. READ MORE
SEQUEL TO HMS DEBRAAK: LAST VOYAGE, 1798.
(Bethany Beach, DE): n.p., (1988). 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 134, (20) pages. SEQUEL TO HMS DEBRAAK: LAST VOYAGE, 1798. First edition. This novel is centered on Adam, the cabin boy of the HMS DeBraak, an English treasure ship which sank off of the Delaware coast. Follows Adam as he grows up in Delaware up to the War of 1812. Signed by the author on the title page. READ MORE
(Falls Church, VA and Bethany Beach, DE): privately published, (1987). small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 147, (11) pages. Historical novel about this British ship which sank off the Delaware coast. Signed on the title page by the author. Faint spot in corner of front cover where price label was removed. READ MORE
Rutherford, England: Fairleigh Dickenson University Press, 1967. large 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. viii, 470 pages, with 4 additional pages of illustrations. First edition. Ernest Dowson is among one of the best representatives of poetry in England in the 1890's. The letters contained in this volume provide a wealth of biographical knowledge. The largest collection of Dowson's letters is his correspondence with Arthur Moore, included in this volume. Chip out of corner of dust jacket. Tape... READ MORE
Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1968. thick 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xx, 460 pages. Reprint of the 1904 first edition. A compilation of reprints of 232 letters written to Erasmus followed by biographical sketches of the letter writters. Text in German. READ MORE
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1972. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. ix, (i), 234 pages. First edition. A social history of the arts in England in the century following the Restoration. It shows how the state of the arts fluctuated as it was affected by the waning influence of the King and Court, the rise of political parties, and a new sense of middle-class decorum and responsibility. Illustrated and indexed. READ MORE
New Castle and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2007. 6.25 x 9.25 inches. cloth, dust jacket. 308 pages. First edition. The brothers John Cowper Powys, Theodore Francis Powys and Llewelyn Powys were members of a prolific and influential circle of writers and poets of the early twentieth century. In this, the first comprehensive bibliography of the writings of Llewelyn Powys (1884-1939), Peter Foss not only provides a complete description of every first... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, Books of Kells, and Bernard Quaritch, Ltd., 2012. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 296 pages. Reminiscences of an author, bookseller, and publisher, written at the age of eighty-eight, Colin Franklin's newest book is perhaps his most entertaining. It wanders freely through themes which have absorbed him - a lost world of publishing, adventures in bookselling, and the irreplaceable scholarly eccentrics who dominated that world a generation ago... READ MORE
New York: George Braziller, n.d.(1975). small 8vo. two-tone cloth, dust jacket. (viii), 241 pages. First edition. An account of the epic journey of Arden K., famous writer of the late 20th century and author of the monstrous bestseller "Flush," to Brooklyn, where he visits Guysman, producer and apostle of the New Pornography, who plans to start on his" most significant contribution to the art of film...Law and Order on the Indiana Thruway" (p.111). With other... READ MORE
8vo. stiff paper wrappers. pp. 180-189. An article in Proceedings, Second Series, Number Twelve of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Institute of Arts and Letters. Also includes an address by Robert Graves (Blashfield Address). READ MORE
Paris: Plon, (1958). large 12mo. stiff paper wrappers, unopened pages. (iv), 311+(1) pages. First edition. Furstenberg, noted for his extensive rare book collection, writes here about the magic of words. The connections between language, philosophy, and thought are explored. READ MORE
Monaco: Éditions du Rocher, 1962. large 12mo. stiff paper wrappers, unopened pages. 297, (5) pages. First edition. An investigation into the sources of creative inspiration. Discussion of the aesthetics of modern art in relation to science and spirituality. Furstenberg was an avid book collector and part of his collection now resides in the Bibliothèque Nationale. READ MORE
New York: The Macmillan Co., 1932. 8vo. two-toned cloth, dust jacket. xviii, 544 pages. First edition. Accounts of his meetings with John Masefield, Ellen Glasgow, Amy Lowell, John Galsworthy, Rudyard Kipling and others. Jacket chipped with tears. READ MORE
Sydney: Hordern House, 2008. 9.5" x 6.5" hardcover. 327 pages. First edition. This book traces the genesis of the Barrington books in rich and evocative detail, offering a compelling account of publishing history in England and on the continent, and displaying the subtle machinations of the book trade in a world without copyright laws. Throughout, The Celebrated George Barrington combines the rigour of book history and bibliographical research with a fresh and engaging style. Of... READ MORE
Toronto: Bell and Cockburn, (1903). 8vo. quarter cloth with paper-covered boards and spine label. xii, (iv), 279+(1) pages. First Canadian edition. This is the only one of George Gissing's (1857-1903) twenty-six books to achieve international popularity and maintain it for one hundred years. It is the most reprinted, most cited, and most anthologized of all his books, holding up a mirror to the literary and rural instincts of the free-born Englishman, yet speaking to readers... READ MORE
Or a Sharplye-Invective Conference Betweene Allexander the Great and that Truly Woman-Hater Diogynes
London: Privately Printed, 1897. 8vo. three quarter leather and paper-covered boards. (xvi), 48 pages. Or a Sharplye-Invective Conference Betweene Allexander the Great and that Truly Woman-Hater Diogynes. A reprint of Goddard's 1615 "Satyricall Dialogue." Only one copy remains of the original work and it is held in the British Museum. This reprint edition is edited by John S. Farmer. Each signature is numbered individually and some pages are uncut. This edition was privately printed and... READ MORE