Council Bluffs, IA: Yellow Barn Press, (1996). 8vo. cloth-backed marbled paper-covered boards, leather spine label. xi, 55, (3) pages. Limited to 225 numbered copies. Includes 25 tributes including ones by Simon Brett, P.D. James, H.R.F. Keating, Alan Ross, George Sims and others. Printed by hand by Neil Shaver at his private press. A lovingly produced tribute. READ MORE
(College Park, MD): University of Maryland at College Park, 1991. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 36 pages. Exhibition at the McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, on the 100th anniversary of Porter's birth. Introduction by Blanche T. Ebeling-Koning, Curator of Rare Books and Literary Manuscripts. Color and black and white illustrations throughout. Curator's business card laid in. READ MORE
Daylesford, Pa. Privately printed for E. Swift Newton, 1940. tall 12mo. blue paper wrappers, cord-tied. 14 pages. A moving tribute to Newton who had just died (Fleck G.104). Sympathy card loosely inserted. This card has been inscribed by Newton's son, Swift "Dear Bill: Thank you for your beautiful letter which I shall always keep. Swift." The mailing envelope is address to W.H. Winterrowd who wrote the introduction to the second volume of the Newton sales catalogue. READ MORE
N.P. n.p. n.d. (circa 1948). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, paper cover label. 63+(1) pages. Contains 32 letters. With a presentation by Frances White Emerson on the half-title page in ink.Edges tanned, some wear and soiling. with small paper loss at top corner in front. Front hinge cracked. READ MORE
London: Sotheby & Co. 1969. 8vo. paper-covered boards. 72 pages. 583 items belonging to this major literary figure. Loosely inserted is newspaper clipping on this sale and a former owner has written a note on the free endpaper in which he describes his attendance at the sale. Purchased en masse for Queen's University. READ MORE
London: n.p. 1930. 8vo. later limp cloth. 2 volumes. Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. With contributions by Cyril Connolly, Arthurs Symons, Aldous Huxley, Osbert Sitwell, John Hayward, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, Logan Pearsall Smith and Lytton Strachey. Contains the following: Volume IV, 20 - 25 (1930 - 514 pages); 26 - 31 (464 pages). Also present are some loose issues with Stanley Unwin contributions. READ MORE
UK: LOGOS, 2005. 6" x 9" stiff paper wrappers. 120 pages. First edition. This 120-page book was created and published by Logos: The Journal of the World Book Community. Fifteen corresponding contributors helped to cast a useful descriptive bibliography, which would inform the book professions about the best books written by, about and for them. This book becomes the overall critical guide for the world of Books About Books. This guide is an overall collection... READ MORE
Edited by John Lehmann.
London: London Magazine, 1954-. Edited by John Lehmann. Large run of 44 issues of this periodical filled with the works of Auden, Bowles, Sitwell, Gunn, Waugh, Priestley, Greene, Williams, Wilson, and many many others. Includes: Volume 1. 3-11. Volume 2. 1-6, 8-12. Volume 3. 1-2, 4-12. Volume 4. 1-12. Volume 5. 1. READ MORE
With Illustrations by G. Bowers.
London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co. 1887. 8vo. full brown calf (by Root & Son London), five raised bands, sporting scenes blind stamped on spine, top edge gilt, original red cloth bound-in at end. viii, 352 pages. With Illustrations by G. Bowers. D'Avigdor (1841-1895) wrote a number of hunting novels under the pseudonym of "The Wander." He was educated as an engineer and supervised many construction projects in the Middle East. D'Avigdor was an avid sportsman... READ MORE
München: Stadtbibliothek München, 1967. 8vo. paper-covered boards. (ii), 143+(1) pages. This volume marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of German author Ludwig Thoma. The cover of this copy has faded especially on the spine. Otherwise it shows minor wear and soiling. The interior looks like new. A loosely laid-in plate indicates that this copy came from the reference library and stock of H. P. Kraus. A list of lenders to the commemorative exhibition is... READ MORE
44 Kirjailijaa Kertoo Kirjallisista Ensiaskeleistaan
Jyväskylä: K.J. Gummerus, (1947). 4to. quarter cloth, paper covered boards, dust jacket. 262 pages. 44 Kirjailijaa Kertoo Kirjallisista Ensiaskeleistaan. Text in Finnish. We Became Writers, 44 writers published by Gummerus relate their experiences, the "baby steps" fo writing, according to the subtitle. Black and white illustrations throughout. Published on the 75th anniversary of the founding of Gummerus. Dust jacket slightly worn at edges. Boards dented at corners. Endpapers tanned. READ MORE
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1921). small 8vo. self paper wrappers. (4) pages. An advertising piece issued by Knopf which contains a two page reprint of Starrett's review of this book "J.S. Fletcher's detective Storeis are Worth-while performances." (Honce 8). This review originally appeared in the Evening Post of December 2, 1921. READ MORE
Seventh series.Twenty-one contemporary plays by American and English writers. Preface by Zona Gale.
New York: Samuel French, 1932. 8vo. cloth, top edge gilt. (xvi), 383 + (1) pages. Seventh series.Twenty-one contemporary plays by American and English writers. Preface by Zona Gale. There is a play based on Thomas Chatteron written by Henry Arthur Jones. A place holder between pages 14 and 15 bears the address of Richmond J. Reese. Spine has faded, mild wear to edges, slight tanning and foxing apparent to edges of pages. READ MORE
Heri: JOHAN RODE. Født i Kjobenhavn 1587, Død i Padua 1659
Kjobenhavn: Thieles Bogtrykkeri, 1893. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (v), xxxi, (iv), 167 (+1) pages. Heri: JOHAN RODE. Født i Kjobenhavn 1587, Død i Padua 1659. This publication--issued in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the Danish Royal Library being declared a free and public institution--focuses on the Danish physician Johan Rode (1587-1659), who had studied at Marburg and had become professor of botany and director of the botanical gardens at Padua. The introduction includes King... READ MORE
Montreal: Éditions de la Société des Écrivains Canadiens, 1954. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), xviii, (ii), 248, (12) pages. The wrapper of this copy is moderately worn and soiled. On the first page is an inscription from Gustave Bellefleur, one of the authors profiled in the book, to Ed. J. Goulet, "le plus grand patriate franco-americain de la Floride." Bellefleur's business card is loosely laid-in. There is light foxing of the first few pages... READ MORE
N.P. Tunnel Road Press, 1974. single sheet 4 3/4 x 7 inches. Printed in an edition limited to 200 copies. A reprint of a Morris letter date Nov 20, 1895, to Dear Sir. He writes about the Icelandic Sagas, and the Froissart. From the collection of Sanford L. Berger. READ MORE
Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, 1937. tall 8vo. cloth. Hatton's Bibliographical list of the original illustrations to the works of Charles Dickens; those made under his supervision and Arthur Waugh's Charles Dickens and his Illustrators. Covers rubbed. Endpapers and pastedowns foxed. Gutters spotted. READ MORE
N.P. (The Houghton Library, 1978). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (4) pages. Keepsake produced for the opening of an exhibition of Lowell's work. Photograph of Lowell and facsimiles of two complete early drafts of "The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket." READ MORE