New York: Seven Gables Book Shop, various dates. 4to. All are self wrappered, stapled in the corner. Includes the following 1. American Fiction 1851-1875. (iv),20 pages. (19) 3. Books and Autographs Exhibited at the Second International Antiquarian Book Fair. 1967, 12 pages. (20) 4. California Authors. 1957. (ii), 17 pages. 6. James Fenimore Cooper, 1789-1851. 1957. 6 pages. (16). 7. James Fenimore Cooper, catalogue III. 1961. 8 pages. (8). 9.Thomas Sterns Eliot. 5 pages. 14... READ MORE about A COLLECTION OF THE SPECIAL LISTS ISSUED BY THIS NEW YORK BOOKSELLING PARTNERSHIP OF MICHAEL...
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Kent State: Kent State University Press, (1968). 8vo. cloth. vi, 59 pages. First edition. READ MORE about WALT WHITMAN, A SUPPLEMENTARY BIBLIOGRAPHY 1961-1967
New York: Greenberg Publisher, 1929. tall 8vo. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label, top edge gilt. xvi, 374 pages. First edition, limited to 210 numbered and signed copies printed on Utopian laid paper. Includes chapters on Walt Whitman and LEAVES OF GRASS, Charles Dickens and THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, Nathaniel Hawthorne and THE SCARLET LETTER, Samuel Johnson and his DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE and others. Illustrated. Covers scuffed with wear to paper spine label. READ MORE about BOOKS AND THE MAN
Hanover, NH: Friends of the Dartmouth Library, (1968). folio. cloth, slipcase. A 4 page folder with title page, description, and index, followed by ten folders each with a plate on which is printed a quotation from a famous author. First edition. A brilliantly done piece of calligraphy in which Ruzicka has chosen 10 quotations from authors such as Robert Frost, Paul Valery, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, and Henry David Thoreau and rendered each of them... READ MORE about STUDIES IN TYPE DESIGN. ALPHABETS WITH RANDOM QUOTATIONS
New York: New York Public Library, 1953. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 78 pages. Biographical introduction followed by a list of books, letters and manuscripts by and about Whitman. Some annotations. Covers faded. READ MORE about WALT WHITMAN, THE OSCAR LION COLLECTION
Camden: The Haddon Craftsmen, 1938. small 4to. woven cloth, paper cover label, slipcase. (xiv), 45, (3) pages. Limited to 1100 copies printed by Richard Ellis at Haddon Craftsmen. Near fine. READ MORE about WALT WHITMAN IN CAMDEN, A SELECTION OF PROSE FROM SPECIMEN DAYS. WITH A PREFACE BY CHRISTOPHER...
New York: The Viking Press, (1982). 4to. cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. (ii), 35, (4) pages. Reprint of a limited edition originally published by the Lime Kiln Press. Small closed tear in front cover of jacket and chipping along edges. READ MORE about AMERICAN BARD, THE ORIGINAL PREFACE TO LEAVES OF GRASS ARRANGED IN VERSE, WITH WOODCUTS BY...
Philadelphia: J.b. Lippincott Co., 1901. small 8vo. cloth, top edge gilt. 235 pages. A visit to the homes of American and British authors. Includes the homes of Whitman and Stockton from the U.S. and Shakespeare and Byron in England. Bookplate. Ink inscription on free endpaper. READ MORE about LITERARY RAMBLES AT HOME AND ABROAD
N.P. Columbia University Libraries, 1967. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 42 pages. A catalogue of the collection of Solton and Julia Engel, which was presented to the libraries of Columbia University. It consist of more than five hundred books, manuscripts, and original drawings such as Stevenson's, 'A Child Garden of Verses,' inscribed by the author, the first issue of 'Leaves of Grass,' inscribed by Whitman, the first issues of 'Tom Sawyer,' and more..... READ MORE about THE ENGEL COLLECTION
Freeport: Books for Libraries Press, (1972). 8vo. cloth. xvi, 295 pages. Reprint of the 1898 first edition. Chapters on Irving, Cooper, Bryant, Poe, Whitman, Longfellow, Holmes and others. READ MORE about AMERICAN BOOKMEN, SKETCHES, CHIEFLY BIOGRAPHICAL OF CERTAIN WRITERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
New York: Francis Harper, 1892. large 8vo. original paper wrappers. 15-30 pages. The second issue of volume 1 (June 1892). This journal ceased publication after four issues of volume 1. Published by Francis Harper, a New York City dealer in rare and standard books. Essays cover all the latest news in the book world, including an article on Walt Whitman's death. Covers chipped. READ MORE about THE BOOK-SHOP
Hanover, NH: Friends of the Dartmouth Library, (1968). folio. cloth, slipcase. Four page folder with title page, description, and index, followed by ten folders each with a plate on which is printed a quotation from a famous author. First edition. A brilliantly done piece of calligraphy in which Ruzicka has chosen ten quotations from authors such as Robert Frost, Paul Valery, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau and others and rendered each of them... READ MORE about STUDIES IN TYPE DESIGN. ALPHABETS WITH RANDOM QUOTATIONS
Boston: C. F. Libbie & Co., 1897. 8vo. original stiff paper wrappers. 112 pages. Auction catalogue for the sale of First Editions of American and English Authors, together with a few Autograph Letters from the collection of Christian P. Roos of New York, Charles F. Libbie galleries, Boston, April 13-15, 1897 (McKay 4632). A total of 1840 lots, ending with Walt Whitman's signature. Ex-library copy from the Mercantile Library,Philadelphia. Covers detached, spine missing. Old library... READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF THE LARGE AND VALUABLE COLLECTION OF FIRST EDITIONS OF AMERICAN AND ENGLISH AUTHORS...
Herefordshire, UK: Whittington Press, 2004. small 4to. paper-covered boards, dust jacket. (vi), 169, (3) pages. Printed in an edition limited to 800 copies, this being one of 720 trade copies. Matrix is the longest surviving and probably the last typographical journal to be printed by letterpress. It is an eclectic mix of fine printing, type design, and small press lore, forming a record of events and personalities whose memory would otherwise have died with their... READ MORE about MATRIX 24, WINTER 2004, A REVIEW FOR PRINTERS & BIBLIPHILES
A study of eminent American writers from Irving to Whitman with an introductory survey of the Colonial background of our national literature
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., (1931). 8vo. cloth. (xviii), 372 pages. A study of eminent American writers from Irving to Whitman with an introductory survey of the Colonial background of our national literature. First edition. Tipped in notice that this book is an advance copy from Harcourt, Brace and Co., dated September 24, 1931. Front endpapers tanned from a somewhat larger item, now not in the book.Previous owner' s name on free front endpaper. READ MORE about CLASSIC AMERICANS
Highlights from the Library's Collections
New York: The New York Public Library, 1992. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 44 + (2) pages. Highlights from the Library's Collections. Commentary by Francis O. Mattson. Each item is listed as a photograph or illustration opposite a description and history of the item. Minor wear near head of fore-edge. READ MORE about WALT WHITMAN: IN LIFE OR DEATH FOREVER
Essays on American Literature
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. 8vo. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, dust jacket. (ii), xii, 320, (2) pages. Essays on American Literature. Includes ten essays on American writing and writers as well as seventeen brevities on various authors and their work. Presentation copy with note "To Aileen: In admiration and affection - Denis" on front free endpaper and letter from author to Aileen dated September 30, 1987 laid-in. READ MORE about READING AMERICA
Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Library, (1986). 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Limited to 1500 copies. Some selections from an exhibition of the Barrett Library of American Literature, including the great names of Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Henry James, Emily Dickinson, and Stephen Crane. Front and back covers have reproduction of the first page of Stephen Crane's manuscript for The Red Badge of Courage. Markings in red and blue pen on the inside. READ MORE about TREASURES OF LEARNING, KEYSTONES OF THE BARRETT LIBRARY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
An Exhibition from the Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cologny, Switzerland, in cooperation with the Grolier Club of New York. Preface by T. Peter Kraus.
Cologny, Switzerland: Bibliotheca Bodmeriana and The Grolier Club, 2001. 5.75 x 8.25 inches. paperback. 102 pages. An Exhibition from the Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cologny, Switzerland, in cooperation with the Grolier Club of New York. Preface by T. Peter Kraus. Martin Bodmer was an honorary member of the Grolier Club from 1964 until his death in 1971. Over the years, he assembled one of the world's greatest libraries and set up a foundation to create a.... READ MORE about A MIRROR OF THE WORLD, THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS
Washington: Library of Congress, 1955. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xviii, 147 pages. First edition. Contains an essay entitled 'Notes on Whitman Collections and Collectors' by Charles E. Feinberg and an Introduction by Harold W. Bludgett and Henry J. Dubester. The Catalogue has the following divisions: manuscript collections; proofs and offprints; separate works; collections and selections; concordance; biography and criticism; translations of the writings of Whitman; musical works based on or inspired by the writings of... READ MORE about WALT WHITMAN, A CATALOG BASED UPON THE COLLECTIONS OF THE LIBRARY OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Berkeley, CA: Poltroon Press, 2012. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 178 pages. Literary Nonfiction. United States History. Book Arts. Between the American Civil War and the end of the nineteenth century a population of rootless craftsmen drifted from town to town working as typesetters, editors and printers in newspaper offices. Some like Walt Whitman, Mark Twain and Horace Greeley became famous authors; others driven by drink or personal tragedy became the stuff of legend. This collection... READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHICAL TOURISTS: TALES OF TRAMPING PRINTERS
San Rafael and Petaluma, CA: Mount Tam Press and Anchor & Acorn Press, 1996. Broadside, 7 3/4 by 19 inches. Commemorates the 10th Biennial Conference of the ATF in Charlotte, NC, 1996. A special tribute was offered to master typesetter Lester Lloyd, Vice President of San Francisco typesetting firm Mackenzie & Harris. Includes lines from a Walt Whitman poem included in his Leaves of Grass collection. READ MORE about A FONT OF TYPE
New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, (1986). 8vo. cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. (x), 54 pages. First edition. 1985 Walt Whitman Award. Compliments card from Academy of American Poets laid in. Fine in dust jacket. READ MORE about BINDWEED
New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, (1986). 8vo. cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. (x), 54 pages. First edition. Winner of the Academy of American Poets 1985 Walt Whitman Award. Presentation by the author on the title-page "Christianne Balk / To Ingrid, / With pleasure--best wishes & hope for a continuing friendship-- / warmly, / Chris." Fine in very lightly soiled white dust jacket. READ MORE about BINDWEED
Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1997. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (xiv), 68 pages. First edition. Fine in dust jacket. Blurbs by Jorie Graham, Michael Palmer, John Ashbery, Jane Miller. Winner of the 1996 Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets. READ MORE about MADONNA ANNO DOMINI, POEMS