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Lot 7001

$225

Title: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
Author: Ulysses S. Grant - Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant) was a prominent United States Army general during the American Civil War and Commanding General at the conclusion of that war. He was elected as the 18th President of the United States in 1868, serving from 1869 to 1877. As Commanding General, Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy. After Lincoln's assassination, Grant's assignment in implementing Reconstruction often put him at odds with President Andrew Johnson, Lincoln's successor. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African-American citizenship and civil rights, implement reconstruction and support economic prosperity. Grant's presidency has often been criticized for its scandals and for his failure to alleviate the economic depression following the Panic of 1873, but modern scholarship regards him as a president who performed a difficult job during the early post Civil War era. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
City: New York
Year: 1885-1886
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Both volumes in this complete 2 volume set of the "Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant" are bound by green cloth covered boards with the title emblazoned in gilt letters above a gilt seal on their front covers.

Ulysses S. Grant, the famed Civil War general and the 18th President of the United States, worked on these memoirs until quite literally the moment he died. It is notable that these texts were published that same year and the year following.

Determined to ensure his legacy would stand the test of time, Grant was insistent on leaving behind his own account of the history he had witnessed. For some time his contribution to American history was overshadowed by his critics, though modern scholars have come to recognize Grant as one of the more progressive and thoughtful leaders the country has seen, especially given that he was elected president during one of the most difficult times in American history.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display a typical range of age and wear indications. There is a small partial crack in the front hinge of Volume 1 and the binding is otherwise solid in both texts. There are minor indications of shelfwear and rubbing on both texts' boards. The text and illustrations are clean and clear on the lightly age toned pages of each volume.
Lot 7002

$150

Title: What the Moon Saw: And Other Tales
Author: Hans C. Andersen - Hans Christian Andersen, often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen, was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales which have been translated into more than 125 languages. These works have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness because they are readily accessible to children while the lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity often resonate with mature readers as well. Some of his most famous fairy tales include "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Little Mermaid," "The Nightingale," "The Snow Queen," "The Ugly Duckling," and "Thumbelina." His stories have inspired ballets, plays, and films. [Courtesy Wikipedia] , Illustrated by A.W. Bayes/The Brothers Dalziel - The Brothers Dalziel were a highly productive firm of Victorian engravers founded in 1839 by George Dalziel (1 December 1815 - August 1902) and his brother Edward Dalziel (1817-1905). George Dalziel trained under Charles Gray in London from around 1835. They were later joined by John Dalziel and Thomas Dalziel (1823-1906). All were sons of the artist, Alexander Dalziel of Wooler in Northumberland. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Translor: H.W. Dulcken - Henry William Dulcken was an English translator and children's writer, best known for translating the stories of Hans Christian Andersen. Many of his books for children were illustrated by the Brothers Dalziel. Described as a "jobbing editor," he was sometimes hired to provide text for the pictures of others, such as Arthur Boyd Houghton. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
City: London
Year: 1866
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 372 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This rare first English edition of "What the Moon Saw: And Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen is bound by decoratively embossed red cloth covered boards with the title and author's name emblazoned in gilt letters on the front cover and spine.

The text itself features many of Andersen's famous children's stories with 80 illustrations by A.W. Bayes engraved by the Brothers Dalziel.

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Condition / Notes: There are some typical indications of rubbing and shelfwear on the boards of this text. The spine cover shows some light toning. Both the front and back hinges are partially cracked though the back hinge is significantly weaker. There is a partial crack in the binding though the pages remain intact and solid. The text and illustrations remain clear and legible throughout the book.
Lot 7003

$150

Title: Tropic of Cancer
Author: Henry Miller - Henry Valentine Miller was an American writer who flourished as an expatriate in Paris. Miller's work was known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new type of semi-autobiographical novel that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit language, sex, surrealist free association, and mysticism. His most characteristic works of this kind are "Tropic of Cancer," "Black Spring," "Tropic of Capricorn" and "The Rosy Crucifixion" trilogy - all of which were banned in the United States until 1961. Miller also wrote travel memoirs and literary criticism, and painted watercolors. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Grove Press, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1961
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 318 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This first printing by Grove Press is the first American edition of Henry Miller's controversial groundbreaking novel, "Tropic of Cancer." The text is complete with its original dust jacket and bound by green cloth covered boards with the title emblazoned in silver letters on its spine.

"Tropic of Cancer is a novel by Henry Miller that has been described as 'notorious for its candid sexuality' and as responsible for the 'free speech that we now take for granted in literature.' It was first published in 1934 by the Obelisk Press in Paris, France, but this edition was banned in the United States. Its publication in 1961 in the U.S. by Grove Press led to obscenity trials that tested American laws on pornography in the early 1960s. In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the book non-obscene. It is regarded as an important work of 20th-century literature." [Courtesy Wikipedia]

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Condition / Notes: The dust jacket to this text shows some chipping high points, minor partial tears, and marginal creasing. The boards show some light indications of age toning. The binding and hinges are solid and intact and the text is legible throughout the book.
Lot 7004

$20

Title: Advise and Consent
Author: Allen Drury - Allen Stuart Drury was an American novelist. He wrote the 1959 novel Advise and Consent, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1960. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: The Franklin Library
City: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania
Year: 1977
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 714 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This vintage limited edition volume is signed by the author on the preliminary page and features a tissue-guard. The volume is bound in handsome decorative gilt stamped leatherbound boards.

Advise and Consent is a 1959 political novel by Allen Drury that explores the United States Senate confirmation of controversial Secretary of State nominee Robert Leffingwell, who was a member of the Communist Party. The novel spent 102 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1960 and was adapted into a successful 1962 film starring Henry Fonda. It was followed by Drury's A Shade of Difference in 1962, and four additional sequels. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume is in new condition, never been read. The leather boards and interior pages are bright and clean.
Lot 7005

$150

Title: Fear and Loathing: On The Campaign Trail '72
Author: Hunter S. Thompson - Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and writer whose work helped establish a new style of reporting known as Gonzo Journalism. Part of the greater New Journalism movement in the 1960s and 70s, Thompson's work blended fact and fiction to place the author as a major character alongside the subject upon which he was reporting. Perhaps because of his controversial willingness to challenge journalistic conventions and engage whole-heartedly with his subject matter, Thompson's work has stood the test of time and made him an iconic figure in American journalism.
Publisher: Straight Arrow Books
City: San Francisco
Year: 1973
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 506 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This first edition copy of Hunter S. Thompson's articles on the presidential election cycle in 1972, "Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72," is complete with its original dust jacket. The text is bound by black cloth covered boards with the title and author's name emblazoned on the spine in white letters.

Thompson characteristically makes himself a part of the narrative in this text following Richard Nixon and George McGovern during the election of 1972. It is in this volume, as it becomes increasingly apparent that Nixon is about to win re-election, that Thompson asks one of his most famous and more prescient questions: "How low do you have to stoop in this country to be President?"

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Condition / Notes: The dust jacket shows some light creasing and minor chipping on high points, particularly over the spine. The boards are clean and the binding and hinges are solid and intact. The pages show some light toning though the text, illustrations, and images remain clear and legible throughout the book.
Lot 7006

$80

Title: Disputationum de S.to Matrimoniii Sacramento
Author: Thomas Sanchez - Tomás Sánchez (1550 - 19 May 1610) was a 16th-century Spanish Jesuit and famous casuist. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Apud Juntas
City: Venetiis
Year: 1625
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 9" Height: 12.75"
Book Details: This antique two-volume set contains three volumes of work bound in two,The volumes are bound in quarter vellum with marbled paper covered boards. The work is printed with double column text and the title page of the first volume is printed in red and black. Each title features a large woodcut device.

This is an early edition of one of the classic works on marriage law (canon law).
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows mild to moderate signs of age/wear, including edgewear to the boards and lack of material to the spine covers. The interior pages show well with age toning and occasional foxing or previous owner signatures.
Lot 7007

$40

Title: Life Before Man
Author: Margaret Atwood - Margaret Eleanor Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, and environmental activist. She is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Prince of Asturias Award for Literature and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. She has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, winning once, and has been a finalist for the Governor General's Award several times, winning twice. In 2001, she was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. She is also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada's writing community. Among innumerable contributions to Canadian literature, she was a founding trustee of the Griffin Poetry Prize. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: McClelland and Stewart
City: Toronto
Year: 1979
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 317 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This first edition copy of Margaret Atwood's novel "Life Before Man" is signed by the author and complete with its original dust jacket. The text is bound by red paper covered boards with the title and author's name emblazoned in gilt letters on the black cloth spine cover.

The front flap of the dust jacket describes the content of this work: "'Life Before Man' is Margaret Atwood's newest novel. Dazzling in style, disturbing in its unrelenting insight into men, women and the condition of modern marriage, it creates people whose vivid lives reflect some part of every one of us."

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows exceptionally well bearing only minor indications of age and wear. There are only some light signs of rubbing on the dust jacket's high points. The binding and hinges are firm, solid, and secure. The boards are clean and the text and signature are clear and legible.
Lot 7008

$50

Title: We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy
Author: Maurice Sendak - Maurice Bernard Sendak was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He became widely known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," first published in 1963. Born to Jewish-Polish parents, Sendak's childhood was affected by the death of many of his family members during the Holocaust. He also wrote works such as "In the Night Kitchen," "Outside Over There," and illustrated many works by other authors including the "Little Bear" books by Else Holmelund Minarik. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Michael di Capua Books/Harper Collins Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1993
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 11" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This first edition volume is signed by Sendak on the half title page. The children's book, depicting homelessness of children, is bound in stock paper covered boards and features original dust jacket. The work is vibrantly illustrated.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows well in like new condition. The dust jacket has been price clipped.
Lot 7009

$40

Title: Rosebud, the Sleeping Beauty in the Wood
Author: Uncredited
Publisher: Joseph Cundall
City: London
Year: 1845
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 24 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 6.25"
Book Details: This very rare volume is bound by decorative blue paper covered boards with the title emblazoned in gilt letters amidst gilt patterns on the front and back covers.

The text itself is a rendition of the classic "Sleeping Beauty" fairy tale complete with color illustrations.

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows mild to moderate indications rubbing and shelfwear on its boards, particularly on edges and high points. The hinges are somewhat weakened though they remain intact. The binding is otherwise solid and firm. Some pages show some light soiling and age toning though the text and illustrations remain clear, vibrant, and legible throughout the book.
Lot 7010

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of two titles by Charles Darwin. The books in this group are part of the Easton Press series "The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written", bound in decorative leatherbound boards.

Titles in this group include:
"On the Origin of Species"
&
"The Descent of Man"



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Condition / Notes: These volumes show well in new or like new condition, with "Descent of Man" in the original plastic. The boards of "Origins of Species" shows some rubbing.
Lot 7011

$130

Title: The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon, Lord High Chancellor of England and Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Author: Edward Earl of Clarendon - Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, was an English statesman who served as Lord Chancellor to King Charles II from 1658, two years before the Restoration of the Monarchy, until 1667. He was loyal to the king and built-up the royalist cause and served as the chief minister after 1660. He was one of the most important historians of England, and the author of the most influential contemporary history of the Civil War, "The History of the Rebellion" (1702). He was the maternal grandfather of two monarchs, Queen Mary II and Queen Anne. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Clarendon Printing-House
City: Oxford
Year: 1759
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This complete first edition 3 volume set was published in 1759. Each of the 3 texts is complete with its original paper covered boards.

The full title of these 3 volumes reads: "The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon, Lord High Chancellor of England, and Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Containing, I. An Account of His Life from His Birth to the Restoration in 1660. II. A Continuation of the Same, and of His History of the Grand Rebellion, from the Restoration to his Banishment in 1667. Written by Himself. Printed from His Original Manuscripts, Given to the University of Oxford by the Heirs of the Late Earl of Clarendon. In Three Volumes."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display a typical range of age and wear indications including moderate to significant signs of rubbing and shelfwear. The hinges of each volume vary in strength though they all remain attached, as do the binding and pages. Though the pages show some light toning the text remains clear and legible throughout each book.
Lot 7012

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of three titles by Oscar Wilde and Joseph Conrad. The books in this group are part of the Easton Press series "The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written", bound in decorative leatherbound boards.

Titles in this group include:
"The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde"
&
"Heart of Darkness" and "Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad

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Condition / Notes: These volumes show well in like new condition, with "Short Stories" being brand new.
Lot 7013

$25

Title: The Library Shakespeare
Author: Illustrated by George Cruikshank - George Cruikshank was a British caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the "modern Hogarth" during his lifetime. His book illustrations for his friend Charles Dickens, and many other authors, reached an international audience. [Courtesy Wikipedia], Illustrated by John Gilbert, Illustrated by R. Dudley, Samuel Neil - Samuel Neil was a Scottish schoolteacher, journalist and author. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: William Mackenzie
City: London
Year: c.1875
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 9 Full Set: No
Width: 10.25" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: Each volume in this 9 volume set of illustrated works by William Shakespeare is bound by green cloth covered boards with the title emblazoned amidst an intricate gilt illustration.

The volumes feature color illustrated plates by John Gilbert, George Cruikshank, and R. Dudley.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display a range of significant age and wear indications. Several volumes are partially or entirely disbound or have weak or cracked hinges. The boards of each text show sever signs of rubbing, toning, and shelfwear. The text in each book is legible and the illustrations remain bright and clear.
Lot 7014

$15

Title: And Even Now
Author: Max Beerbohm - Sir Henry Maximilian "Max" Beerbohm was an English essayist, parodist, and caricaturist. He first became known in the 1890s as a dandy and a humorist. He was the drama critic for the Saturday Review from 1898 until 1910, when he relocated to Rapallo, Italy. In his later years he was popular for his occasional radio broadcasts. Among his best-known works is his only novel, "Zuleika Dobson," published in 1911. His caricatures, drawn usually in pen or pencil with muted watercolor tinting, are in many public collections. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: William Heinemann
City: London
Year: 1920
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 320 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details: This first edition copy of Max Beerbohm's collection of essays "And Even Now" is bound by yellow cloth covered boards.

Beerbohm, aside from being a successful caricaturist, was also an astute cultural critic known for his wit and humor.

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Condition / Notes: The boards of this volume show some mild to moderate indications of rubbing, toning, and other signs of shelfwear and age. The binding and hinges are whole and intact. There is some light age toning on the pages though the text itself remains clear and legible throughout the book.
Lot 7015

$50

Book Details: This group of collectible books features poetry, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: limited edition "Book of Fools" with illustrations by Helen Meyrowitz; limited edition (AP copy) signed by the printer in slipcase "Inscripts" by Samuel Hazo, with hand-colored original etching, pencil signed "NAMA"; signed "Mississippi Vistas" by Louis Daniel Brodsky; signed "Bent Blue" by Charles F. Madden; signed "Songs in the Night" by Emilie Conklin; signed "If Once You Have Lived in Alaska" by Marie L Blood; signed "Just Once" by Samuel Hazo; signed "The Luftwaffein Chaos" by Nicholas Rinaldi; and limited edition, signed "for the remarkable animals" by Peyton Houston.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.
Lot 7016

$40

Book Details: This group features vintage and antique volumes on the history of England.

A selection of titles featured in this group of 7 volumes includes: a first U.S. edition of "The Stolen Years" by Hugh Falkus, complete with its original dust jacket; an author signed copy of "Back Street New Worlds" by Elspeth Huxley, complete with its original dust jacket; an author signed copy of "The Sheriffs of Buckinghamshire from the Eleventh Century to the Present Day" by Elliot Viney; an editor signed copy of "The Internment of Aliens in Twentieth Century Britain by David Cesarani and Tony Kushner; and an author signed copy of "English Children's Costume Since 1775" by Iris Brooke, complete with its original dust jacket.

Additionally, this group includes a 2 volume complete set of "The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais, President of the Royal Academy."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display a typical range of age and wear indications including mild to moderate signs of rubbing and shelfwear. Some dust jackets have chipping high points and marginal partial tears.
Lot 7017

$30

Book Details: This group features vintage and antique volumes on American History.

There are 7 volumes in this group: a complete 2 volume set of the first printing of the autobiography of the founder and first president of Cornell University, Andrew Dickson White, containing White's signature on a piece of correspondence; a complete 3 volume box set of "The Journal of Richard Henry Dana, Jr." edited by Robert F. Lucid, The Belknap Press, Cambridge, 1968; "A Description of Kentucky in North America: To Which are Prefixed Miscellaneous Observations Respecting the United States" signed by the great-great grand-daughter of Harry Toulmin, one of the subjects of the text; and a paperback text entitled "Look Around Richmond, Bolton and Huntington Vermont."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display a typical range of age and wear indications. Both volumes of the "Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White" have weak hinges and moderate to significant signs of rubbing and shelfwear. Volume 1 appears to have lost its frontispiece image, though the image is attached with the letter enclosed with these texts.
Lot 7018

$30

Book Details: This group features collectible volumes on the history of New York City.

A selection of titles featured in this group of 6 volumes includes: an author signed copy of "Twice Over Lightly: New York Then and Now" by Helen Hayes and Anita Loos, complete with its original dust jacket; an author signed copy of "On the Town in New York from 1776 to the Present" by Michael and Ariane Batterberry, complete with its original dust jacket; and "The Official Souvenir Book" from the New York World's Fair of 1939.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display a typical range of age and wear indications.
Lot 7019

$20

Book Details: This group features author signed volumes on American politics and history in their original dust jackets.

All 5 of these texts are signed by their respective authors and complete with their dust jackets: "Beyond the White House: Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope" by President Jimmy Carter; "Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters" by Nancy Pelosi (Representative D-Ca); "A Heart, a Cross, and a Flag: America Today" by Peggy Noonan; "When Leaders Were Bosses: An Inside Look at Political Machines and Politics" by Noal Solomon; and "More Davids Than Goliaths: A Political Education" by Harold Ford Jr.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes show exceptionally well displaying only minor indications of age and wear.
Lot 7020

$55

Title: The Testament
Author: John Grisham - John Ray Grisham Jr. is an American bestselling writer, attorney, politician, and activist best known for his popular legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Doubleday
City: New York
Year: 1999
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 435 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This first edition volume is a limited edition, number 440 of 500 copies, is signed by the author on the limitation page. The volume is bound in full leather boards and is housed in a brown cloth slipcase.


Condition / Notes: This volume shows well in like new condition. The boards and interior pages show bright and clean. The slipcase shows well with very light rubbing to the edges.
Lot 7021

$90

Title: City of God
Author: E. L. Doctorow - Edgar Lawrence "E. L." Doctorow was an American novelist, editor, and professor, best known internationally for his works of historical fiction. He has been described as one of the most important American novelists of the 20th century. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: The Franklin Library
City: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania
Year: 2000
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 272 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This first edition volume is a limited edition, signed by the author on the limitation page. The work is bound in decorative stamped boards and is adorned with a frontispiece illustration. A laid-in prospectus from The Franklin Library is present.
Condition / Notes: This first edition volume shows well in like new condition, never been read. The volume has bright and clean boards and interior pages.
Lot 7022

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of four titles of poetry. The books in this group are part of the Easton Press series "The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written", bound in decorative leatherbound boards.

Titles in this group include:
"Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman
&
"Faust" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
&
"Rudba'iya't of Omar Khayya'm"
&
"The Flowers of Evil" by Charles Baudelaire

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Condition / Notes: These volumes show well in new or like new condition.
Lot 7023

$55

Title: Cartas Interessantes do Papa Clemente XIV
Author: Pope Clement XIV - Pope Clement XIV, born Giovanni Vincenzo Antonio Ganganelli, was Pope from 19 May 1769 to his death in 1774. At the time of his election, he was the only Franciscan friar in the College of Cardinals. To date, he is the last pope to take the pontifical name of "Clement" upon his election. He is best known for his suppression of the Society of Jesus (Courtesy Wikipedia).
Publisher: Na Offic. de Antonio Alvarez Rieeiro
City: Porto
Year: 1791
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 4" Height: 6"
Book Details: This antique two-volume set is bound in full leather boards with gilt tooling, leather spine labels and raised bands on the spine covers. The volume contains the Portuguese translation of the letters of Pope Clement XIV.
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows well with light wear to the boards. The interior pages show light age toning as well as occasional wormholes.
Lot 7024

$110

Title: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Author: Carson McCullers - Carson McCullers was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, essayist, and poet. Her first novel, "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter," explores the spiritual isolation of misfits and outcasts in a small town of the U.S. South. Her other novels have similar themes and most are set in the deep South. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Houhgton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1940
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 356 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This antique first edition volume is bound in tan cloth covered boards with red stamped lettering on the front board and spine cover.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940) is the début novel by the American author Carson McCullers; she was 23 at the time of publication. It is about a deaf man named John Singer who does not speak, and the people he encounters in a 1930s mill town in the US state of Georgia. (Courtesy Wikipedia)

A laid-in black & white postcard is present.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well. There is very light foxing to the endpapers. The spine is slightly shaken but still sturdy.
Lot 7025

$30

Book Details: This group features volumes of author signed fiction.

The authors whose signatures appear in this group are: Wanda Coleman, Harlan Coben, Laura Esquivel; Pamela Ribon, Whitley Strieber, and James Kunetka.

A selection of titles featured in this group of 5 volumes includes: a limited edition (letter Z of 26 copies reserved for private distribution) copy of Laura Esquivel's "The Law of Love" complete with a protective slipcase; a Black Sparrow Press edition of Wanda Colman's "Heavy Daughter Blues: Poems and Stories 1968-1986"; and Harlan Coben's "Promise Me" complete with its original dust jacket.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes show nicely displaying only minor indications of age and wear.
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