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.
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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: William Miller, 1810. Full Leather. cxlv, 371, ix, 412, xvi, 391, xii, 440, [8 ads]pp. 8vo. Full brown leather bindings with gold embossed border to front and rear covers. Gold bands to spine as well as blind embossing between bands, dark brown title patch, dark red Volume patch, publication date in gold at base of each. Light wear to edges of boards and small losses to corners from wear. Marbled endpapers, quite clean within. Folding map of Don Quixote's travels in first volume, illustrated with 19 plates that illustrate the text. A very nice set. Very 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.
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.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1925. Hardcover. As. Seventh Printing. 448 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has light scuffing and wear, small losses at head and foot of spine, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth boards with orange embossed titling to cover and spine. Penciled notes on next to last free endpaper, recto and verso. Very Good / Good.
Garden City, NY: The Sun Dial Press, Inc., 1935. Hardcover. First Edition. First Sun Dial Press Edition. 458 pp. 8vo. Light wear and minimal chipping at edges of dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth boards with gold embossed titling to spine. Very minimal age toning to endpapers, clean within.
Signed by Sinclair Lewis on the first free endpaper, this novel that plots the rise of an American dictator that many see reflecting our current times. This edition duplicates the Doubleday Doran edition of the same year, the only difference being a gold dust jacket rather than Doubleday's gold. Very Good / 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. Minor scuffing to illustrations from shelf wear, light fraying to head of spine, corners of boards. A very nice, scarce copy in new custom mylar dust jacket.
A wonderful edition with woodcut illustrations by Rockwell Kent. 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.....
New York: Random House, 1951. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 373pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has slight sunning to spine, small chips and tears at edges, 3/4" tear at top left center of front panel, loss at the head of the spine, now in mylar cover. Boards tight and clean. Newspaper clipping from the New York Herald Tribune October 21, 1951, with a review of the novel is laid in and has transferred toning to the front endpapers, clean within.
The author's first novel. Myrer would later publish "The Big War" in 1957 which was the basis for the 1958 film, "In Love and War" starring Robert Wagner, Dana Wynter, and Jeffrey Hunter. Very Good / Good.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. Hardcover. First Edition. "New Edition" published by Harcourt in the United States. 213 pp. 8vo. Wear and scuffing to dust jacket, chipping and small tears at edges, some sunning to spine, small tape repair on back of dust jacket at midpoint on spine, now in mylar cover. Previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper.
Orwell's often overlooked, but somewhat autobiographical novel about the early years of a struggling writer. Very Good / Good.
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1940. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 411, 415-849 pp. 8vo. Brown cloth boards with gold embossed titlinig to spine, top edge gilt, color maps illustrate the endpapers of each volume. Both volumes retain the original clear plastic dust jacket and are encased in a matching cloth slipcase in Very Good condition with a paper title pasted to front cover.
Produced in a limited edition of 1,50 copies, 1,000 of which were for sale, this being #566 and signed by the author on the colophon. Fine.
New York/Norwalk, CT: Abrams Press/Easton Press, 2009. Full Leather. Facsimile Edition. 223 pp. 4to. Full green leather binding with gold stamped title to cover and spine which is decorated with three raised bands; Rockwell illustration of Santa reading letters at a small desk inset on cover. Gold silk ribbon, moire endpapers, all edges gilt.
Easton Press packaged the 2009 reprint edition of as one of their leather bound books. No Easton Press imprint to be found, but perfectly matches their style. Fine.