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Philadelphia, PA: M. Carey, 1813. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. First US Edition, first published in England in 1808.  ads, 286 pp. 16mo. Three quarter leather binding with considerable wear and scuffing, top copvers, losses to corners. First free endpaper missing, darkening to pages from age and foxing throughout. OCLC lists only three copies in institutions. Good.
New York: Doubleday, 2018. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 356 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Signed by the author on the second free endpaper. Basis for the successful television series of the same name starring Kaley Cuoco of "Big Bang Theory" fame. Fine / Fine.
Brenda, W. T. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiii [i], 418  pp. 8vo. Brown cloth boards with warm orange titling to cover and spine. Slight sunning to spine, general wear overall, bumping to corners including harder compression bump to the front boards lower right corner, minor fraying to head and foot of spine. Interior quite clean with previous owner's name in blue ink on first free endpaper as well as a heavy erasure mark and a small loss at upper right corner of leaf, "Peabody Book Shop, Baltimore" bookseller's label at base of front pastedown near gutter. Contains first state printing of illustrations by W. T. Brenda on glossy stock. Very Good.
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1938. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. 270 pp. 8vo. Wear and scuffing to cover boards, corners bumped with losses. Black endpapers with Native American symbol in white on pastedown. Some age toning to interior pages and a slight lean to volume. [Purcell 46].
Designed by legendary book designer Merle Armitage (1893-1975) and published in an edition of 1,500 copies, this copy is signed by Edwin Corle but not numbered. Good.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. Full Leather. Twelfth Edition. 175 pp. 12mo. 13 illustrations. Full red leather binding with bold embossed titling to cover as well as a holly sprig, borders on both front and rear boards; five raised band at spine, gold titling, and green leather patch titles that have faded to brown. Slight fading along top edge of front cover, light wear and bumping. Interior front and rear boards have gold dentelle boarder with Sangorksi and Sutcliffe label embossed on front board. Clean and crisp within. Very Good.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1969. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 445 pp. 8vo. Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, slight bumping to head and foot of spine, price tag at base of inside front flap, now in mylar cover. Brown cloth boards with gold titling to spine. Clean within.
Basis for the 1981 movie of the same name starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Fine / Very Good.
Gibran, Kahlil. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. Hardcover. First Edition. Second Printing; March, 1924. 107 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy with gold embossed titling to cover, gold embossing to spine has faded with age which is the only reason for grading this copy as Very Good rather than Fine. 12 illustrations by Gibran supplement the text.
The first printing consisted of 2,000 copies and soon was reprinted numerous times and has been in print ever since it was published in 1923. Very Good.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008, 2009, 2010. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printings. 465, 503, 563 pp. 8vo. All three volumes are First American Editions, First Printings. Clean, crisp copies with dust jackets in mylar covers.
An exceptional set of novels that took the publishing world, and the film world, by storm. Fine / Fine.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1932. Hardcover. First Edition. First American Edition. 327 pp. 8vo. Orange cloth boards with considerable wear and staining, bumping to corners, overall sunning. Endpapers darkened from age and possibly moisture at some point in its life. Light foxing throughout. Endpapers at rear have split along gutter, still tight to boards. Good.
Engelland, Tim. Deerfield, MA: The Deerfield Press, 1979. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. 8vo. Light soiling to dust jacket, minor scuffing, now in mylar cover. Brown cloth boards with paper title inset on cover board, clean wtihin.
Printed by Howard McGrath at the Hampshire Typothetae in Northampton, Massachusetts, in an edition of 600 copies. Signed at the title page by John McPhee, signed at the colophon by Robert McGlynn. Fine / Very Good.
Kent, Rockwell. New York, NY: Random House, 1930. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Trade Edition. xxxi, , 822,  pp. 12mo. Original dust jacket with very light wear and scuffing, five early tape repairs on verso to reinforce where there were small tears, previous owner's signature in ink at base of front flap, now in mylar cover. Silver cover and spine illustration on black cloth cover. Binding is sharp and bright. Interioe absolutely flawless.
A wonderful edition with woodcut illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Fine / Very Good.
Kent, Rockwell. New York, NY: Random House, 1930. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Trade Edition. xxxi, , 822,  pp. 12mo. Silver cover and spine illustration on black cloth cover. Slight scuffing to silver embossing on spine, beautiful overall. Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown.
A stunning edition with woodcut illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Very Good.
Kent, Rockwell. New York, NY: Garden City Publishing, 1937. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Garden City Publishing Edition. xxxi, , 822,  pp. 12mo. Slight wear and scuffing to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth boards with gold embossed Rockwell Kent designed whale fluke dominating the cover board, Kent's harpoon design also decorates the spine. Clean within.
Seven years after the publishing of Random House's highly successful first trade edition illustrated by Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) in 1930, Garden City republished that stunning edition with a new color dust jacket illustrated by Kent and a new cover design. A beautiful production overall. Fine / Very Good.
Moser, Barry. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1981. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Trade Edition. Second Printing. Closed 3/8" tear at head of spine, clean otherwise and in mylar cover. Clean within.
Produced as an affordable reproduction of the monumental fine press edition produced by the Arion Press in 1979 in an edition of 265 copies and quickly sold out of the first printing. Fine / Very Good.
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1948. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 124 pp. 8vo. Yellow and orange dust jacket with minor some wear and soiling, small chips and closed tears at edges, 3/4 triangle missing from the head of the front panel next to spine, price clipped, now in mylar cover. Boards are printed paper with black cloth spine and gold embossed titling; light scuffing to foot of front board from shelf wear. Striking red striped endpapers make a fabulous entrypoint to a volume that also showcases illustrations of works by Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Rouault, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Dunoyer de Segonzac. Clean and tight within. [Purcell 73].
A fabulous example of Merle Armitage's ability to bring together writer, artists, and publisher in.....