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Wilmington: The Wilmington Poetry Society and Delaware WRiters, (1947). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 58, (2) pages. B1-4694. Part of an annual. Front cover illustration by Harry Clark Boden. Printed at the Mercantile Press in Wilmington. READ MORE about DELAWARE POETS 1947
Price: $17.50 Order nr. 89225
New York: Charles S. Boesen, 1951. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 217 pages. First edition. Major Byron's incredible forgeries of Shelley, Byron, and Keats. Near fine in very good jacket. Exlibris with markings.From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted. READ MORE about MAJOR BYRON, THE INCREDIBLE CAREER OF A LITERARY FORGER
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 2594
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 about BRIEFE DESIDERIUS ERASMUS VON ROTTERDAM
Price: $22.50 Order nr. 45989
Edinburgh: Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 1928. large 8vo. stiff paper wrapper; deckled edges. (i), 7 pages + three leaves of plates in black and white. Offprint of an article printed in the Publications of the Edinburgh Bibliographic Society, vol. XIV, itself a transcript of a lecture given before the society on 10 November 1927. The author is concerned with the dating of a letter inviting Erasmus to Scotland. The uncertainty arises due to a discrepancy between..... READ MORE about ERASMUS TO SERVATIUS EPISTLE 290
Price: $12.50 Order nr. 77001
New York: Vantage Press, (1969). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 388 pages. First edition. A book of fiction by this Delaware attorney. With a postscript by the author dated 1968. Presentation from the author on half-title. Back cover of jacket is spotted. Ink ownership stamp on front free endpaper. READ MORE about THE END OF THE ROAD
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 67527
N.P., 1702 (but Gars am Inn: Bibliothek d. Redemptoristen, 1986). 8vo. paper-covered boards. 48 pages. Facsimile of edition published in 1702. This book is a funeral sermon given by Ertl, a famous Baroque preacher, on the occasion of Athanasio's death in 1698. In German. With an afterword by Franz Wenhardt and some illustration. READ MORE about WACHTBARES HERTZENS-AUG
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 59216
Washington, D.C. Library of Congress, 1953. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 92 pages. A list of unnumbered entries. "This list includes entries for all writings and addresses by Dr. Luther Harris Evans for which a record or reference has been found, with the exception of certain introductory statements in Library of Congress publications." (from the Note on Contents). Wear and fading at extremities. READ MORE about WRITINGS AND ADDRESSES OF LUTHER HARRIS EVANS, LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS 1945-1953
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 101471
Boston: Henry L. Devereuz, Printer, 1839. small 8vo. self paper wrappers. 60 pages. First edition (Shaw & Shoemaker 55566). Alexander Hill Everett (1792-1847) was the brother of Eeward Everett. He became Minister to the Netherlands, Spain and finally China where he died and is buried. Lacks wrappers. READ MORE about AN ADDRESS TO THE LITERARY SOCIETIES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, ON THE CHARACTER AND INFLUENCE OF...
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 107368
Translated, with Prologue and Notes, by Norman R. Shapiro.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, (1992). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 242, (2) pages. Translated, with Prologue and Notes, by Norman R. Shapiro. First edition. With woodcuts by David Schorr. Fables from numerous French authors accompanied by woodcut illustrations. READ MORE about THE FABULISTS FRENCH, VERSE FABLES OF NINE CENTURIES
Price: $11.00 Order nr. 98755
Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, (1984). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xxviii, 334 pages, with 44 illustrations. Volume II. First edition. Volume two in the series. This volume prints almost five hundred letters written by and to William Faulkner, filling in some of the missing pieces in Joseph Blottner's Selected Letters of William Faulkner and significantly illuminating the period 1951-1957. READ MORE about FAULKNER: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE BRODSKY COLLECTION
Price: $5.00 Order nr. 47743
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..... READ MORE about JOANNES MATTHAEUS AND HIS TRACT "DE RERUM INVENTORIBUS."
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 61822
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 about VERSE AND PROSE, FROM THE GEORGE H. YENOWINE COLLECTION OF BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 3965
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 about VERSE AND PROSE, FROM THE GEORGE H. YENOWINE COLLECTION OF BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS
Price: $22.50 Order nr. 65187
N.P. (L. Clouzot), 1896. small 8vo. self paper wrappers (removed). (8) pages. Removed from L'Intermédiaire de L'Ouest, Revue Bibliographique Mensuelle, 4th Year, No.26, April, 1896. Prospectus for work which was to be published for 8 francs (200 copies) followed by a list of the works of Benjamin Fillon (1819-1881) for sale by Clouzot. READ MORE about APPENDICE À POITOU ET VENDÉE BIBLIOGRAPHIE CHRONOLOGIQUE DES OUVRAGES DE BENJAMIN FILLON,...
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 87677
Williamstown: Chapin Library, 1977. small 8vo. paper wrappers. 16 pages. Limited to 750 copies. Two page foreword by Robert Volz followed by three page introduction by Kohn. READ MORE about FIRST BOOKS BY AMERICAN AUTHORS, AN EXHIBITION IN MEMORY OF JOHN S. VAN E. KOHN
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 15980
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 about ADAM IN DELAWARE, A NOVELETTE
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 72815
(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 about HMS DEBRAAK: LAST VOYAGE, 1798, A NOVELETTE
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 122902
London, England: Queen Anne Press, 2017. 4to. cloth. 692 pages. Second edition featuring some textual revisions and a handsome new binding of 'racing green' cloth, as used for the publisher's limited edition 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. Signed by the author on the title page. A comprehensive 736-page guide to the work of Ian Fleming, this bibliography is not only an indispensable source of information for collectors, enthusiasts, libraries and booksellers alike, but an entertaining and..... READ MORE about IAN FLEMING: THE BIBLIOGRAPHY
Price: $250.00 Order nr. 131560
New York: Collier Books, (1988). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xviii, 453 pages. Reprint of 1975 first edition. Fine condition. From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted. READ MORE about PUBLISHED IN PARIS, AMERICAN AND BRITISH WRITERS, PRINTERS AND PUBLISHERS IN PARIS, 1920-1939
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 45581
London: Shelley Society, 1887. 4to. original boards. (xii), 40, 17, (12) pages. Limited to 500 copies. Cover extremities chipped; soiled. READ MORE about PROPOSAL FOR PUTTING REFORM TO THE VOTE THROUGHOUT THE KINGDOM FACSIMILE OF SHELLEY'S MANUSCRIPT....
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 10389
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 about THE AGE OF PATRONAGE
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 57990
Kristiania: Fabritius & Sønners, 1920. small 8vo. full leather, all edges stained red. vii, 111+(1), with 5 additional leaves. First edition. Norwegian biography of Benjamin Franklin. Frontispiece and four additional plates feature sepia-toned illustrations of Franklin. Endpapers have a decorative green pinecone pattern. Ink inscription. READ MORE about BOGTRYKKEREN BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, UDDRAG AF HANS SELVBIOGRAFI, "VEIEN TIL VELSTAND" OG ANDET
Price: $60.00 Order nr. 73758
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 about OBSESSIONS AND CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK LIFE
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 134570