Washington: Library of Congress, 1981. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 88 pages. A collection of papers presented at the seminars "Private and Public Responsibilities of the American Publisher" and "The Co-Responsibilities of American Publishers and Booksellers" held April 4-5, 1979 and April 25, 1980, respectively, and at the PEN symposium of January 1980 and the U.S. Senate Hearings: Publishers, Authors, and Booksellers in March 1980. The topics of these papers relate to the changing relations between... READ MORE
London: (F. Shoberl, Printer), 1860. 8vo. disbound. 16 pages. An edited transcript of Panizzi's testimony concerning the removal of the natural history collection to make space for a growing number of books which the Museum was acquiring. Bolton Corney had added his highly critical notes of Panizzi's testimony which illuminate the stiff opposition at that time of Panizzi's tenure as principal librarian and leader of the Museum. READ MORE
New York: The New Yor Public Library, 1964. 8vo. cloth. 174 pages. Love letters. Fleury was one of three women in Gissing's life, and though she was the only one he did not legally marry, she was the one he considered his "real wife." The scarce hardback edition of this book. READ MORE
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1944. small 8vo. cloth. xiii, (iii), 150 pages. First edition. Foreword by D.D. Griffith. Ten chapters on this subject including "The Function of Literature", "The Equipment of the Scholar" and "Colleges and Universities in a Post-War World". Signed by Griffith on the free endpaper. READ MORE
With a foreword by Elspeth Huxley.
Winchester and New Castle, Delaware: St Paul's Bibliographies and Oak Knoll Press, 1996. 8vo. cloth. xx, 187+(1) pages. With a foreword by Elspeth Huxley. First edition. The fifth volume in the Winchester Bibliographies of Twentieth Century Writers series. Mrs. Huxley's writing life began at the age of fourteen when she sent anonymous articles, often with her own photographs, to the EAST AFRICAN STANDARD and other periodicals. By the age of seventeen she had written ninety-six... READ MORE
(Boston, MA: William Dana Orcutt), 1926. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, dust jacket. 39+(1) pages. Limited to 100 copies. A fable on Beauty, Knowledge and Happiness privately printed by William Dana Orcutt. Presentation from author dated (July 9th, 1926) "to Dear Dickie and Babe" Dust jacket has minor shelfwear. Slipcase lacking back panel. READ MORE
New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928. 8vo. cloth-backed boards, cloth spine label, top edge gilt. (x), 150, (3) pages. Limited to 850 copies printed by William Edwin Rudge with design by Bruce Rogers (Haas 147). With frontispiece piece portrait of Conrad. Bookplate. READ MORE
With Illustrations by G. Bowers.
London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co. 1882. 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. (x), 361 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
With Illustrations by G. Bowers.
London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co. 1884. 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, 360 pages. With Illustrations by G. Bowers. D'Avigdor (1841-1895) wrote a number of hunting novels under the pseudonym of "The Wanderer." He was educated as an engineer and supervised many construction projects in the Middle East. D'Avigdor was an avid sportsman... READ MORE
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (1969). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (x), 376 pages. First half of book is about becoming a novelist, poet, critical writer in modern times. Second half of book is an extensive bibliography on several British authors, including Yeats. Free front endpaper signed by previous owner. Edges, covers and spine all lightly rubbed, minor wear to edges, crease down spine, light staining in spots around edges of volume. READ MORE
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 258 pages. First edition. Darton "introduces us to the shadowy world of pirate publishers, garret scribblers, under-the-cloak book peddlers, smugglers, and police spies that composed the literary underground of the Enlightenment." READ MORE
New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, (1906). small 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 404, (iv) pages. Revised edition. William Morris was the last poet to be collected into most anthologies at the turn of the century and here follows Rossetti and Swinburne as the modern Chaucer. READ MORE
With "Foreword to my own Bibliography" by John Updike and a CD Supplement
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2007. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 624 pages (plus 359 pages on CD-ROM). With "Foreword to my own Bibliography" by John Updike and a CD Supplement. First Edition. John Updike is internationally renowned for his novels, short stories, poems, essays and criticism. He has won two Pulitzers, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and many other prizes. Updike has... READ MORE
With "Foreword to my own Bibliography" by John Updike and a CD Supplement.
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2007. 8.5 x 11 inches. quarter leather with slipcase. 624 pages (plus nearly 300 pages of text on CD). With "Foreword to my own Bibliography" by John Updike and a CD Supplement. Deluxe issue limited to 125 numbered copies, each signed by John Updike. John Updike is internationally renowned for his novels, short stories, poems, essays and criticism. He has won two Pulitzers, the National Book Award, the American... READ MORE
Pamplona: Ediciones Universidad de Navarra, 1970. small 8vo. sewn, stiff paper wrappers, dust jacket. 298 pages. Elements of a contract, "vicissitudes" in the legal relationship, rights/obligations of the parties, extinction of a contract. Legal references only in footnotes! Bibliography. No.14 of the Cuadernos de Trabajo de Periodismoof the U. of Navarre Institute of Journalism. Chip out of top edge of cover. READ MORE
New York: Continuum, (1989). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 260 pages. Expanded edition. Brief history of publishing followed by step-by-step explanation of how books are published. Includes a large section on bookselling. Presentation from author on front free endpaper. READ MORE
Extrait des ACTES DE L'ACADÉMIE DES SCIENCES, BELLES-LETTRES ET ARTS DE BORDEAUX, année 1875.
Bordeaux: Vve. Paul Chaumas, 1876. 8vo. stiff paper wrapper, glassine dust jacket. (vii), 115+(1) pages. Extrait des ACTES DE L'ACADÉMIE DES SCIENCES, BELLES-LETTRES ET ARTS DE BORDEAUX, année 1875. This extract contains essays concerning the three French poets. Portions of the text are in Greek and Latin. This copy includes a presentation from the author to Monsieur E.(?) Courbet on the front wrapper. The dust jacket is worn at the corners and edges. The wrapper... READ MORE
A Facsimile of the Author's Prompt Copy.
New York: The New York Public Library, 1956. 4to. cloth. 120 + (1) pages. A Facsimile of the Author's Prompt Copy. Limited to 500 copies. A black-and-white illustrated facsimile of Charles Dickens' 1843 novel Mrs. Gamp. Includes a black-and-white frontispiece and a foreword written by the author's sister, Monica Dickens and introduction by John D. Gordan. Slight rubbing to corners and edges. Previous owner's name written in ink on front free endpaper. READ MORE
London: Chatto and Windus (printed at Chiswick Press), 1903. small 8vo. cloth, top edge gilt. xii, 294, (2), 32 pages, with 5 additional pages of plates. Second edition (first publ. 1902). Dobson: Bibliography of First Editions, 63. Articles on the 18th-century actress Margaret Woffington, Henry Fielding as a journalist, the Spectator, and 9 others. With index, 5 illustrations, and a 1902 publisher's catalogue (browned-on different paper) bound in. A Chiswick Press printing, excepting the catalogue. Covers rubbed, lightly bumped. READ MORE