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. ASBURY, Herbert. Typescript of “An Infernal Triangle: A
Travesty in One Act”. Typescript with some autograph cor-
rections in ink and stage directions in pencil; 20 ff. 4to, [New
York]: 1917. Maroon wrappers, yapp edges worn; two brass
fasteners; vertical crease through all leaves.              $500
A very early, unpublished drama by Asbury (1889-1963), author of Gangs
of New York (1928) and other popular true-crime histories. An Infernal Triangle
was written when Asbury was a staff reporter for the New York Sun, and pre-
cedes his first published book, Up From Methodism (1926), by nine years. An
Infernal Triangle has many of the elements that Asbury would explore in his
mature work — corruption, vice, hypocrisy, greed, gambling — but is styl-
istically afield from his later work.
Cuckold Aloysius H. McSweeney, catching his wife in the arms of another
man, Ambrose Klutz, the Duke de Hangdog, attempts to take his revenge
with an air rifle. His wife protests that she will consent to murder only if a
suitable undertaker is engaged, and suggests her brother Cecil (from whom
Mrs. McSweeney will receive a kickback). Along with the absurdist touch-
es — including a failed venture to export suspenders to Africa (where pants
aren’t worn), and an inheritance of three potatoes — are the petty bicker-
ings and pointed barbs of a very real dysfunctional marriage.
A curious and unique item.

                          
. BALDWIN, James. If Beale Street Could talk. 197 pp. 8vo,
New York: The Dial Press, 1974. Third Printing. Orange
cloth; shaken and soiled, good.                       $750
 on the dedication page to the author’s nephew, also James Baldwin:
“For my very much beloved nephew, James with all my love Uncle James.”
Baldwin’s essay, “My Dungeon Shook — Letter to my Nephew on the One
Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation,” which formed half of his ground-
breaking work on race in America, The Fire Next Time, was addressed to 14-
year-old James. An important and deeply personal association.

. BECKETT, Samuel. Molloy. 8vo, Paris: Les editions de
Minuit, [1951]. First edition, trade issue. White wrappers
printed in black and blue. Spine faintly toned, text block with
usual browning, otherwise fine. Unopened. With publicity slip
and publishers’ printed card “Hommage de l’Editeur”. $500
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Choice example of Beckett’s darkly comic novel, the first of his classic trilo-
gy, originally composed and published in French, and published in English
translation in 1955.

                         
. (BECKETT, Samuel) Knowlson, James. Samuel Beckett:
an exhibition … foreword by A.J. Leventhal. Photographic plates
and reproductions; 123 pp. 8vo, London: Turret Books,
[1971]. Limited signed edition, one of 100 signed by Beckett.
Publisher’s black cloth lettered in silver on spine, in clear plas-
tic dust jacket. Fine.                                       $750
Catalogue to an exhibition that gathered nearly 400 items — manuscripts,
first editions, photographs, etc. — pertaining to Beckett’s work.

. BIGGERS, Earl Derr. Charlie Chan Carries On. 334 pp.
8vo, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1930. First edition. Yellow
cloth rubbed at margins of covers. Some foxing to endpapers.
Chipping and rubbing to dust jacket with some closed tears.
Very good.                                              $500
In rare dust jacket.

                      
. BRESLIN, Jimmy. The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.
249 pp. 8vo, New York: The Viking Press, [1969]. First edi-
tion. Yellow cloth and blue boards, fine in almost fine dust
jacket with slight tear at head of spine, designed by Seymour
Chwast.                                                           $500
, “Nelson Algren — with deep respect, Jimmy Breslin”; and dated
November 1969. A fascinating association between two writers who shared
an interest in the hidden, darker side of American city life.

. CAIN, James M. Serenade. Title page vignette by W.A.
Dwiggins. 314, [2] pp. 8vo, New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1937.
First edition. Black cloth, silver gilt decoration by W.A.
Dwiggins. Fine in near fine dust jacket designed by Dwiggins
as well (spine panel slightly faded with stain at head).
Bookplate.                                             $750

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           ,
                        . 
. CAMPBELL, John W. et. al. Science-fiction correspon-
dence of John R. Pierce with Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur
C. Clarke, and John W. Campbell, Jr. V.p., 1943-1957.
Small and interesting archive of science fiction correspondence of physicist
John R. Pierce (1910-2002), inventor of the word “transistor,” director of
research at AT&T’s Bell Laboratories, and science fiction author, compris-

Heinlein, Robert A.

    1) Typed Letter, Signed, dated October 29, 1957, one-page, single
    spaced, asking for advice on technical matters concerning radio in
    Have Space Suit, Will Travel (published September 1958) and mention-
    ing Pierce’s earlier suggestions.
    2) Typed Postcard, Signed, dated June 30, 1947, replying to an inquiry
    from Pierce concerning agent Lou Schor, who was trying to start a sci-
    ence fiction radio series.
    With Pierce’s retained carbons of his letters.

Clarke, Arthur C.

    Typed Letter, Signed, dated 2 March, 1952, one-page, on his sta-
    tionery as Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, compli-
    menting Pierce on his article about communications satellites in
    Astounding, and referring to Clarke’s pioneering article in Wireless
    World for October 1945 “suggesting the use of satellites for TV relay-

Campbell, John W., JR.

    1) Typed Letter, Signed, 1 p., Dec. 17, 1943, discussing Pierce’s article
    on heat rays, and a radio Campbell is building.
    2) Typed Letter, Signed, 1 p., Feb. 2, 1944, discussing an article by
    Ehrenhaft in Astounding, with the quote, “I am, in brief, firmly con-
    vinced that thuroughly [sic] unscientific, illogical and fundamentally
    mistaken people can make basic discoveries of the first magnitude by
    3) Typed Letter, Signed 3 p., Oct. 24, 1944, discussing an oscilloscope
    Campbell is building, and discussing a story idea from Murray

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    4) Typed Letter, Signed, 2 p., Dec. 27 [1944?], about an oscillator cir-
    5) Autograph note forwarding a Feb. 2, 1949 letter inquiring about
    television tubes to Pierce, with a carbon of Pierce’s reply.
    6) Carbon of letter from Pierce to Campbell, April 2, 1949.
    7) Typed Letter, Signed, 3 p., Feb. 21, 1950, about Pierce’s article on
    perfect thinking mechanisms.
    8) Typed Letter, Signed, 3 p., April 5, 1950, about the development of
    Dianetics and how he had used it. With a carbon of Pierce’s reply,
    April 12, 1950.
    9) Undated, unsigned, typed letter to Pierce about an article on elec-
    tron multipliers.
    10) Group of letters, November-December, 1950, starting with a carbon
    of a reply to Campbell about a letter from an inventor that Campbell had
    forwarded, and including a suggestion that Campbell have the inventor,
    Allan Rader, work up an article. A letter from Rader and correspondence
    to him is included.

             ’  ,  
. CATHER, Willa. Sapphira and the Slave Girl. 8vo, New York:
Alfred A Knopf, 1940. 8vo, New York: Alfred A. Knopf,
1940. First edition, one of 520 copies on Rives Liampre all-
rag paper signed by the author. Gilt cloth and boards, t.e.g.
Near fine copy (faint scattered foxing), lacking the dust jacket
and slipcase. Crane A22.                                   $750

               ,  
. CONNELLY, Marc. The Green Pastures. xvi, 173 pp. 8vo,
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated, [1929]. First
trade edition. Original green cloth, near fine in unclipped
dust jacket with sunning to spine.                  $2,500
 on the flyleaf, “To John Farrar, my friend, Marc Connelly. New
York, March 21, 1930.” An early Farrar imprint, based on Roark Bradford’s
stories Ol’ Man Adam An’ His Chillun — this amusing, touching play won the
Pulitzer Prize.

                 ,   
. CONRAD, Joseph. Almayer’s Folly A Story of an Eastern
River. 8vo, London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. First edition, first
issue, with type dropped in bottom two lines on p. 110.

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Original olive green cloth, t.e.g., others uncut. Slightest toning
of spine, endpapers with a few spots. Bookplate. Near fine,
attractive copy. Smith 1.                                  $2,500
Joseph Conrad’s first book.

. CROSBY, Caresse. Graven Images. ix, 101 pp. 8vo,
Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. The
Riverside Press, 1926. First edition. Blue paper over boards.
Neat ownership signature to flyleaf, otherwise as new. $750
Stunning copy of a fragile book, not even a hint of the usual discoloration.

. DICK, Philip K. A Maze of Death. 8vo, Garden City, New
York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1970. First edition. Blue
cloth. Fine copy. Stamped 13 times with SFWA inkstamp
throughout. In, fine fresh pictorial dust jacket.    $750

. _____. Time out of Joint. 8vo, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott
Company, [1959]. First edition. Orange boards. Slightly
rubbed along bottom edges, spotting along gutter of paste-
downs. Very good in very good dust jacket (faded, tape ghost
on inside of spine panel). Uncommon.                   $550

. DOS PASSOS, John. Autograph Note, signed (“John Dos
Passos”) to Alfred Eisenstaedt: “To Alfred Eisenstaedt in mem-
ory of a week in the dark green corn of Iowa and Nebraska.
All sorts of good wishes.” Leaf from Eisenstaedt’s notebook,
recto only. 8vo (8¾ x 6¼ in.), Omaha: July 17, 1948. Fine.

. DURRELL, Lawrence. The Alexandria Quartet. 884 pp.
8vo, London: Faber & Faber, 1962. First collected edition,
number 24 of 500 copies, signed by the author. Orange cloth,
beveled boards, stamped in gilt and black, t.e.g., with original
acetate dust jacket. Fine in slightly worn slipcase.    $1,100

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. FAULKNER, William. Pylon. 315 pp. 8vo, New York:
Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, Inc, 1935. First edition.
Black cloth. Very good with some loss to gilt lettering. In very
good dust jacket with faded spine and edgewear.            $500
Faulkner’s novel about an airplane contest in New Orleans during Mardis

. [FLECKER, James Elroy]. The Best Man. 16, [2] pp.
4to, [Oxford: Holywell Press], 1906. First edition of the
author’s first book. Red pictorial wrappers, minor wear.
Bookplate of Oliver Brett and H.Bradley Martin. Laid in
brown cloth chemise.                                $500

. FROST, Robert. A Boy’s Will. ix, [i], 11-63 pp. 8vo, New
York: Henry Holt and Company, [1915]. Later printing of
the first American edition. Publisher’s blue gilt-stamped cloth;
near fine. Cf. Crane A2.1.                              $1,500
 to Harold Bailey with a line from “Mowinig”:
“The fact is the sweetest dream that labor knows. Robert Frost.”
The recipient is likely Harold J. Bailey, a noted collector of inscribed Frost.

        “     , , ”
. _____. A Boy’s Will. Title page woodcut by Thomas W.
Nason; 56 pp. 8vo, New York: Henry Holt and Company,
1934. Second American edition (“First 1934 edition”). Tan
cloth, spine darkened, in edgeworn dust jacket lacking 2-inch
piece from spine, verso tape-repaired, in custom green, moroc-
co-backed case. Crane A2.2.                                      $6,000
 to Richard Ely Morse with the entire 16-line poem (one of Frost’s
most terrifying) “Desert Places”, from A Further Range.

            ’ ,   
                    - 
. _____. Collected Poems. Frontispiece photograph after Doris
Ulmann; [ix], 349 pp. 8vo, New York: Henry Holt and

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Company, [1936]. First edition, sixth printing. Gilt-stamped
tan cloth, extremities rubbed, pencil annotations throughout,
in custom half morocco clamshell box. Crane C38 (for poem)
& cf. A14.1 (for book).                                $5,000
With a 24-line poem in the poet’s hand, “Happiness Makes Up in Height
for What it Lacks in Length”.
 beneath, “Robert Frost / For John Ciardi / July 1938 / South
Shaftsbury Vermont.”
The poem would first appear in print two months later in The Atlantic
Monthly (Sept. 1938) and in book form in A Witness Tree (1942). It differs here
from its published version in two lines (l. 16, “went” for “swept” and l. 23,
“passed” for “went”). In addition, Ciardi has  his name on the front
pastedown. Frost’s inscription suggests that the two poets met at the Bread
Loaf Writer’s Conference in Vermont. Ciardi, only 22 at the time, had just
graduated from Tufts and was still several years away from publishing his first
volume of verse. Frost and Ciardi shared a spare formalist style, both
achieved a level of fame unusual in modern poetry, and both were, as this vol-
ume demonstrates, associated with Bread Loaf, where for many years Ciardi
was director.

         ,     “ ”
. _____. North of Boston. Small 8vo, New York: Henry Holt
and Company, 1914 (but “July, 1922”). Second edition, later
printing. Gray-green cloth with dark green spine. Very good,
in custom green, morocco-backed slipcase.               $3,000
 by Frost to an old Harvard classmate of 1901:
“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall
          “Robert Frost
                  “to his classmate
                      “John Hallowell”

      “    ”
. _____. Selected Poems. 8vo, New York: Henry Holt and
Company, 1923 (actually January, 1924). First edition, second
printing. Cloth and boards. Very good, in custom green,
morocco-backed slipcase. Crane A5 (first printing).
 on the flyleaf by Frost, to John Hallowell, a classmate of Harvard,

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“My dear Hallowell
              “There should be a poem somewhere in this about how we Harvard class-
mates often don’t find each other till years after graduation. There should be? Nay there
is, if you can but locate it. I trust it glows with the proper sentiment.
                 “Ever yours
                 “Robert Frost
        Amherst December 1924”

. GRAVES, Robert. Good-Bye to All That. An Autobiography.
Frontispiece. Illustrated. 8vo, London: Jonathan Cape,
[1929]. First edition, first state, unexpurgated, with the poem
by Siegfried Sassoon on pp. 341-343. Original salmon cloth.
Near fine copy in very good plus dust jacket (price clipped,
some soiling, ⅛-inch chip from top margin of back panel).
Higginson & Williams A32a.                               $2,000
With the fine poem by Sassoon, transcribed from a letter written to Graves.
The story of the poem’s suppression in later issues is well known.

                 ’   
. [GREENE, Graham, editor]. Night and Day [26 issues, all
published]. Illustrated. 2 vols. 4to, London: Night and Day
Magazines Ltd, July 1, 1937 — December 23, 1937.
Complete file of the short-lived periodical edited by Greene.
Modern blue buckram, maroon spine labels, with original pic-
torial wrappers bound in. Pp. 30-31 of issue for 28 October
pasted together in bound volume. Accompanied by an unex-
purgated copy of that issue in wrappers.              $3,000
This London magazine, edited by Graham Greene, aimed to establish itself
as an illustrated literary weekly similar in style and tone to the New Yorker.
Greene wrote a film column and other contributors included Evelyn
Waugh as books columnist, Osbert Lancaster, John Betjeman, Constant
Lambert, Alistair Cooke, Anthony Powell, Malcolm Muggeridge, Stevie
Smith, Louis MacNeice, V.S Pritchett, Hugh Casson, Christopher
Isherwood and A.J.A. Symons. Illustrators included Feliks Topolski, John
Nash, Nicholas Bentley and Paul Crum.
Greene’s film column for 28 October, on Miss Shirley Temple, prompted
an action for libel from Twentieth Century Fox that helped kill the maga-
zine. Norman Sherry writes: “Greene later recalled that he kept on his
bathroom wall, until a bomb removed the wall, the statement of claim,
‘that I had accused Twentieth Century Fox of “procuring” Miss Temple
“for immoral purposes”’”(p. 622). Complete runs are uncommon to find.

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                       
. GREY, Zane. The Last of the Plainsmen. Illustrated with
photographs taken by the author. 374, [6, ads] pp. 8vo, New
York: The Outing Publishing Company, 1908. First edition.
Original decorated green cloth. Some rubbing and soiling to
cloth, inner hinge strengthened. In slipcase. Grubu, p. 255.
Signed on flyleaf “C.J. Jones”.
C. J. “Buffalo” Jones was devoted to the preservation of wild animals and
spent his life in the American West capturing animals alive and protecting
them. His nickname came from the many years he spent capturing and tam-
ing buffalo; later, he moved to Arizona, where he continued protecting his
buffalo, mustang, and deer on an isolated plateau overlooking the Grand
Canyon. This story is a reminiscence about the author’s visit with Jones.

               ,   
. _____. Tales of Lonely Trails. With many illustrations from
photographs. 394 pp. 8vo, New York: Harper & Brothers,
[1922]. First edition, G-W (July 1922) on copyright page.
Publisher’s presentation three quarter green morocco and
green cloth, t.e.g. Some slight traces of rubbing, else Fine.
Tales of outdoor travel and hunting in the West: Colorado, Arizona, and
California. Inscribed by the author on first blank, in his characteristic purple
ink, “To Edna from Zane Grey Christmas 1923”

                 ‘’ —   
. HEINLEIN, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. 8vo,
New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, [1966]. First edition.
Terracotta cloth. Slightest traces of spotting to top and fore
edges, else a fine copy in near fine, fresh and bright dust jack-
et (14 mm. closed snag at center of front fold). Currey p. 233;
Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-204; Survey of Science Fiction Literature
III, pp. 1439-43.                                          $5,500
Heinlein’s classic story of the revolt of the colony of Luna against the
Earth, in superior condition. Winner of the 1967 Hugo Award for best

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. HEINLEIN, Robert A. Podkayne of Mars. Her Life and
Times. 8vo, New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, [1963]. First edi-
tion. Black cloth titled in green. A fine copy in a about fine
dust jacket, touch of rubbing to corners and spine ends, small
rub mark at upper front panel/spine fold, some mild age ton-
ing to rear panel. An attractive copy. Currey p. 233. $2,750
Heinlein’s last juvenile novel, in superior condition.

. HELLER, Joseph. Autograph Note Signed (“Joseph
Heller”) to Alfred Eisenstaedt: “For ‘the’ Alfred Eisenstaedt,
What an honor and a pleasure to be invited to join your col-
lection! (And someday I will be sorry I did not let you bury me
in the sand for that picture you wanted to take with the oth-
ers).” Leaf from Eisenstaedt’s notebook, recto only. 8vo (8¾ x
6¼ in.), East Hampton, New York: April 27, 1979. Fine.

           ,    
. HORGAN, Paul. Songs after Lincoln. 74 pp. 8vo, New York:
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, [1965]. Limited signed edition, no. 1
of 15 author’s presentation copies specially bound. Bound in
quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, a.e.g. Fine in
marbled board slipcase.                                  $750
Inscribed on colophon page by the author below his signature, “Margaret &
John Farrar, my friends, with devoted respect 1965.”

. HOWARD, Robert E. Conan The Conqueror; The Sword Of
Conan; King Conan; The Coming of Conan; Conan The Barbarian;
Tales Of Conan; The Return of Conan. 7 vols. 8vo, New York: The
Gnome Press, 1950-1957. First editions. Fine in unclipped,
very good or better dust jackets.                        $3,500
The complete Gnome Press Conan.

                  ,  
. (HUGHES, Langston) Underwood & Underwood,
photographer. Portrait photograph of Langston Hughes at

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work as a busboy in Washington, D.C. Vintage Gelatin silver
print. Full-length frontal portrait of Hughes in his white uni-
form, holding a tray. 215 x 164 mm. (8½ x 6½ in.),
[Washington, D.C.: 1925]. 3/4-inch tear at top edge, a few
minor creases. With the studio’s stamp on verso “Underwood
Photo Archives” and a typed paper news release affixed to
verso, dated Dec. 5, 1925.                                $750
A rare and important photo of the 23-year-old poet, at a time when he was
first gaining recognition as a poet. The news caption on the verso reads:
      “One night he was just one of the Negro boys scurrying here and there with
      empty dishes … and the next day he was Langston Hughes, prize winner
      of a poetry competition conducted by a magazine of national circulation.
      Here’s a photo of Langston Hughes, bus boy at the Wardman Park Hotel
      in Washington whose poem ‘Weary Blues,’ won the poetry prize and whose
      other verse has won the admiration of Vachel Lindsay and other outstand-
      ing American writers.”
Hughes’ first book, Weary Blues, was published by Knopf in 1926. (See illus-
tration, p. 26)

. HUGHES, Ted. Remains of Elmet. With 4 black and white
photos by Fay Godwin. Printed on Barcham Green Charing
hand-made paper by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lion
Press. 87, [1] pp. 4to, [London]: Rainbow Press, 1979. First
edition, number 27 of 70 copies (of a total edition of 170)
signed by Hughes and Godwin on the colophon page. Bound
in full tree calf, t.e.g., rest uncut, by W.T. Morrell. Fine in slip-
case. Rampant Lion Press 78: “Sometimes poem suggested
photograph, sometimes photograph poem … The Charing
hand-made of the specials was some lovely old stock kept by
Olwyn Hughes.”                                               $1,250
Contains a poem which does not appear in the trade edition.

                           “ ”
. JAMES, Norah C. Sleeveless Errand. Dust jacket by
Maurice Kahane. [viii] 217 [3] pp. 8vo, Paris: Henry Babou
and Jack Kahane, 1929. First Paris edition, with English text.
Half cream cloth over boards; sprinkled edges. Paris book-
seller’s label to front pastedown. In rubbed pictorial dust jack-

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et with a few closed tears; remnants of price sticker on spine.
Near fine in very good dust jacket. Cf. Ford, Published in Paris.
Sleeveless Errand was banned and confiscated in the U.K. soon after publica-
tion but was immediately re-published in Paris by Jack Kahane, founder of
the Obelisk Press. British censors objected to the book’s language and its
depiction of immoral and decadent youth. As Arnold Bennet (who
approved of the novel) wrote in the Evening Standard, “it records the chatter
of a familiar type of persons who cannot express themselves at any time on
any subject without employing words beginning with ‘b’.”

This edition of Sleeveless Errand sold briskly and, as the first book he pub-
lished in Paris, “set Kahane’s publishing enterprise on the course it would fol-
low until its dissolution in 1939” (Ford). The book precedes the creation of
the Obelisk Press by two years .

. JOYCE, James. Ulysses. 4to, Paris: Shakespeare and Co,
1922. First edition, no. 339 of 750 copies on handmade
paper. Full dark green oasis morocco, triple gilt fillet borders,
spine gilt, edges uncut. Closed tear across half title profession-
ally repaired. Fine. Slocum A17, Connolly Modern
Movement, 42.                                            $17,500

                     
. LAWRENCE, D.H. An Excerpt from Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
Headpiece is an unpublished illustration by R.K. [Rockwell
Kent]. 4 pp. on single folded sheet. 4to, [n.p: February 1930].
Privately printed, limited numbered edition, no. 34 of 50
copies. Fine. Provenance: George Macy. Roberts, Bibliography
of D.H. Lawrence (Third edition), Appendix I, B, # V. p. 754.
Not in Zigrosser, Rockwellkentiana, nor Johnson, Rockwell Kent.
Roberts, quoting Black Sun Books Catalogue 94, item 77, notes that Kent
wrote a letter on March 10, 1930 to the Excerpt’s publisher that they had not
had permission to use his drawing; but therein he gives that permission.

. LAWRENCE, T.E. T.E. Lawrence to His Biographer Robert
Graves [and:] T.H. Lawrence to his Biographer Liddell Hart.
Frontispiece in each Volume. viii, [ii], 187; viii, [ii], 233 pp. 2

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vols. 8vo, Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Company,
Inc, 1938. First American editions, each no. 429 one of 500
copies signed by Graves and Liddell-Hart. Original cloth.
Very good set, toning to spines. O’Brien A214 & A215. $500

                          
. [LEGMAN, Gershon]. The Passionate Pedant. Being a New
Oxford Thesis on Love, Wherein L. Erectus Mentulus, Late of Oxford
Establishes Incontrovertably That the Sexual Enjoyment of Women of
Divers Races is Evocative of Distinctly Different Types and Degrees of
Pleasure, Through Narratives of his Own Experience, with Particular
Emphasis Upon Psycho-Physiological Adumbrations et cetera, For the
Entertainment as Well as the Enlightenment of His Friends. “In Cunnis
Diversis - Voluptates Diversae”. 104 leaves, mimeographed recto
only. 4to, Oshkosh, Wisconsin: Done by the Hand of the
Author into a manuscript, 1939. First edition. Stiff wrappers,
with hand-colored vignette of naked woman on upper cover
by Emil Ganso. Almost fine. Legman, “The Horn Book,”
p.36; Brulotte & Phillips, “Encycolpedia of Erotic Literature
I,” p.741; “Private Case,” pp. 52-3.                            $700
The fourth volume in a series of mimeographed stories commissioned by a
wealthy Oklahoman, Roy Johnson. The fourth title in the series, The
Passionate Pedant, continues the adventures of Oxford Professor L. Erectus
Mentulus as he travels the world investigating the varieties of sexual expe-
rience. It is attributed to the erotica scholar Gershon Legman, who “paro-
dies his own knowledge of cultural variations” and uses the main charac-
ter’s wanderings “to criticize Western imperialism” (Brulotte & Phillips).
The scarcest title in the L. Erectus Mentulus series; no copies in the Kinsey
Institute Library or Worldcat.

                      
. LEWIS, Sinclair. Main Street. 8vo, New York: Harcourt,
Brace and Howe, 1920. First edition, second issue. Original
orange-stamped blue cloth. Spine a trifle dulled, light spotting
to covers. A very good plus copy, with bookplate of Barton
Currie.                                                    $750

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                          
. LEWIS, Wyndham. The Wild Body. viii, 294, [2] pp. 8vo,
London: Chatto & Windus, 1927. First edition, no. 34 of 79
copies of the “Special edition”. Quarter pink cloth and mar-
bled paper boards, t.e.g. Edges a trifle rubbed, spine slightly
faded, endpapers front and rear show spotting — but a good
copy otherwise of a genuinely scarce book.             $1,000

. LONDON, Jack. The Call of the Wild. Frontispiece and 8
color plates after illustrations by Philip R. Goodwin and
Charles Livingston Bull. Decorated by Charles Edward
Hooper. 231, [1], [2, ads] pp. 8vo, New York: The Macmillan
Company, 1903. First edition (“July, 1903”) on copyright page.
Original green pictorial cloth, t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight
rubbing to edges, owner’s neat stamp on front pastedown, oth-
erwise a sharp, bright copy of an American classic. BAL
11876.                                                   $1,500

. MAUGHAM, William Somerset. Cakes and Ale: Or The
Skeleton in the Cupboard. With an original lithograph portrait
frontispiece of Maugham and decorations by Graham
Sutherland. With 4 pages of the author’s holograph in facsim-
ile, alterations in red. xii, 255 pp. 8vo, London: Heinemann,
[1954]. Number 58 of 1000 copies signed by Maugham and
Sutherland. Bound in original three quarter crushed green
morocco and cloth, gilt spine, t.e.g., raised bands, by Sangorski
and Sutcliffe. Fine in slipcase. Stott A40c.                $750
Fine edition of one of Maugham’s finest novels, and certainly one of his most
popular. Of it, Maugham wrote “The book I like best is Cakes and Ale. It was
an amusing book to write.” It is published here on the occasion of
Maugham’s 80th birthday, with the wonderful art work of Graham
Sutherland, signed by both author and artist. The publisher’s binding on the
copy is an unrecorded variant (not in Stott or Rothschild) in morocco; the
usual binding is in “mushroom calf and navy blue boards” (Stott).

. _____. The Razor’s Edge. 8vo, Garden City, New York:
Doubleday, Doran, 1944. First edition, no. 195 of 750 copies

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signed and numbered by the author. Plum buckram with
black leather spine label. Spine sunned, else fine copy, in cus-
tom openfaced vellum-tipped marble slipcase. Stott A63a.

. _____. Strictly Personal. 8vo, Garden City: Doubleday,
Doran and Company, 1941. First and Limited edition, no.
257 of 515 numbered copies  by Maugham. Original
plum buckram boards with beveled edges, black leather spine
label, t.e.g. Spine slightly faded, otherwise a fine copy, in a cus-
tom vellum-tipped slipcase. Stott A60a.                       $750

. _____. The Vagrant Mood. 8vo, London:              William
Heinemann Ltd, [1952]. First and Limited edition, no. 461 of
500 copies,  by Maugham. Half cream calf and navy-
blue calf boards, gilt-lettered spine label, t.e.g. Very minor
scuffing to spine, otherwise a fine copy, in a custom vellum-
tipped slipcase of marbled paper boards. Stott A74a. $600

. _____. A Writer’s Notebook. xvi, 367 pp. 8vo, London:
Heinemann, 1949. Limited edition (“published simultaneous-
ly with the ordinary trade edition, but in printing followed the
trade edition” — Stott), no. 428 of 1,000 copies  by
Maugham. Original blue cloth, vellum spine with leather
label, t.e.g. Slight bubbling to cloth on upper cover at juncture
with vellum, otherwise a fine copy, in a custom vellum-tipped
slipcase of marbled paper boards. Stott A70c.               $750
Extracts from the writer’s voluminous notebooks, arranged chronologically,
and selected for their relevance to Maugham’s technique of literary produc-
tion and process of creation.

. McCARTHY, Cormac. Outer Dark. 242, [1] pp. 8vo,
New York: Random House, [1968]. First edition. Blue cloth
and black paper over boards. Fine in almost fine clipped dust-
jacket marked “9/68” with some rubbing at head and tail of
spine.                                                 $1,500
McCarthy’s second novel, a chilling tale of incest and appalling violence.

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                 ‘  ’
. MIRRLEES, Hope. Paris a Poem. 23, [1] pp. 12mo,
London: Printed by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The
Hogarth Press, 1919 [i.e., 1920]. First edition, one of 175
copies. Two corrections in manuscript as per Woolmer, “most
copies.” Original wrappers with gold, red, and blue diamond
pattern. White label printed in red. Very good (some rubbing
to edges, minor toning, touch of foxing to first blank).
Woolmer 5; for Mirrlees, cf. Swanwick, Hope-in-the-Mist,
Foundation 87 (2003).                                 $8,000
Virginia Woolf described Mirrlees as “her own heroine — capricious,
exacting, exquisite, very learned, and beautifully dressed” (Letters 3:200).
“Hope had met Virginia and Leonard Woolf the previous year, when they
invited her to write for the Hogarth Press: Paris (1920) became their fifth
publication (T. S. Eliot’s Poems was the fourth). It was hand set by Virginia
herself in an edition of 175 copies — only the smallness of the edition can
explain the subsequent neglect of this extraordinarily daring and brilliant
poem, which was arguably her greatest achievement. A 600-line modernist
poem, it describes the city recovering from the First World War, haunted by
its dead, yet springing back to life as it hosts President Wilson and the peace
conference delegates. Paris is written partly in English, partly in French, cit-
ing or reciting Métro station names, posters, shop signs, and memorial
plaques. Highly allusive and typographically original, it has claims to be the
missing link between French avant-garde poetry and Eliot’s ‘The Waste
Land’” (ONDB).
The Eliot connection is also of interest because Mirrlees and Eliot
remained friends for many years. He wrote portions of the Four Quartets in
her country house. “During the London blitz Eliot served as an air raid
warden, but spent long weekends as a guest of his friend Hope Mirrlees in
Shamley Green near Guildford. In these circumstances he wrote three
more poems, each more somber than the last, patterned on the voice and
five-part structure of ‘Burnt Norton’” (ODNB).
There are two corrections in manuscript as noted by Woolmer in “most
copies”: p. 1 l. 13 begins “St.” John; p. 22, at end, the printed 6 is corrected to
9 in Spring 1919). (See note inside front cover and illustration inside rear cover)

. ONIONS, Oliver. The Collected Ghost Stories of …. xi, [i],
689 pp. Thick 8vo, London: Ivor Nicholson and Watson
Limited, 1935. First edition. Midnight blue cloth stamped in
white. Slight spotting to fore edge, else fine in very good plus
dust jacket (unclipped, spine panel and upper edge of front

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and back panels somewhat darkened). Signed R.L.H. Lloyd,
Oxford 1935. Tymn, Horror Literature 3-187.        $500

. PAUL, Dhirenda Nath. The Mysteries of Calcutta … edited
by M. Sen. ii, 966 pp. 3 vols. Calcutta: Datta Bosse & Co, n.d.
[ca. 1923, date of Foreword]. First edition. Publisher’s brown
cloth. Very good.                                         SOLD
“… depicts in bold color the picture of a pampered aristocracy, ready to
pledge their souls for the flesh pots of Egypt; of queenly beauties, whose
swimming eyes languish voluptuously with the pride of conquest; of artless
maidens, and unsuspecting youths, seduced and sacrificed on the altar of
lust” (editor’s preface). A curious example of the “city mystery” genre that
flourished in the Victorian era.

. [PORTER, William Sidney (“O. Henry”)].
Collection of 13 first editions in 13 volumes., 8vo, New York
or Garden City, NY, 1904. First editions. Original cloth. Laid
into half red morocco slipcases and chemises. Wear to slipcas-
es, several cracking at head. Most volumes carry bookplate of
Joseph Fisher Loewi and book label of Bernie Hutne. $1,000
Comprising: The Four Million. 1904. BAL 16271 • The Trimmed Lamp and Other
Stories of The Four Million. 1907. BAL 16273 • Heart of the West. Spine lettering
rubbed off, covers worn and faded, shaken, hinges cracked, free front endpa-
per detached but present. 1907. BAL 16274 • The Voice of The City. Small por-
tion cut from foot of page 243 not affecting text. 1908. First printing, first
binding. BAL 16275 • The Gentle Grafter. 1908. First printing, binding A. BAL
16276 • Roads of Destiny. Covers worn with some fading. 1909. First printing
with missing “h” supplied in ink, page 9, line 6. BAL 16277 • Options. Spine
lightly faded. 1910. BAL 16292 • Whirligigs. Covers rubbed and front cover
heavily spotted, back hinge cracked. 1910. BAL 16295 • Let Me Feel Your Pulse.
Front spine cracked, covers heavily worn, chipped and soiled. 1910. BAL
16296 • Sixes and Sevens. Hinges cracked. 1911. BAL 16298 • Rolling Stones.
Front hinge cracked, one plate detached but present. Typed book label of
Wayne V. Myers. 1912. BAL 16299 • O. Henryana. Seven Odds and Ends. Hinges
cracked, spine faded and soiled, chipped at head and foot. 1920. One of 377
copies. BAL 16302 • Postscripts. Cover lettering faded. 1923. Binding A. BAL

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                          ’ 
. RAND, Ayn. The Fountainhead. 753, [1] pp. 8vo, [New
York]: Charter Books, [1962]. First Charter edition. Original
pictorial wraps; tail of spine bumped, a few light creases, else
fine. Provenance: from the library of Ayn Rand, with a letter
from Paolo Alto Book Service stating that this book was
obtained directly from the executor of Rand’s estate. $1,500

          “   ,      ,
                       ”
. RILKE, Rainer Maria. Duineser Elegien. 52, [2] pp.
Small folio (290 x 187 mm.), Leipzig: Insel-Verlag [printed by
Gebr. Klingspor], 1923. First edition, number 6 of 300 copies
on Tiemann-Antiqua paper (approximately 100 copies were
bound in full morocco). Deluxe issue binding of full green
morocco by the Wiener Werkstatt, with red morocco lettering
piece, five raised bands, covers gilt-ruled and with red moroc-
co inlays at center quartered by gilt-stamped stars, red painted
endpapers, t.e.g. Slightest traces of rubbing to extremities.
Fine. Sarkowski 1338; Ritzer E9.                        $15,000
Rilke’s masterpiece, a cycle of ten elegies begun in 1912 in a burst of inspi-
ration while wintering by the Adriatic at Duino Castle as a guest of the
book’s eventual dedicatee, Princess Marie von Thurn und Taxis-
Hohenlohe, and completed ten years later in 1922.
A choice copy of the deluxe full-morocco issue (the other 200 copies of the
limited edition were bound in boards or three-quarter morocco).

. ROBINSON, Edwin Arlington. Collected Poems. 5 vols.
Small 8vo, New York: Macmillan, 1927. First edition, num-
ber 264 of 300 signed, by the author in each volume of this
Large Paper edition. Bound in full blue morocco, with a 5-
rose design in gilt on each front cover and a smaller gilt floral
decoration at the corners of upper and lower covers of each
volume, t.e.g., by (Whitman) Bennett, N.Y. Slight wear. $750

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                            
. ROTH, Henry. Call It Sleep. with 48 photographs of New
York City during the period of the story. Designed by Andrew
Hoyem. Printed in Monotype Bulmer and handset Kabel
Condensed on German mould-made Zerkall paper. 429, [1]
pp. 4to, San Francisco: Arion Press. Limited edition, copy “U’
hors commerce of 26 copies of total edition 326 copies, signed
by the author in pencil on limitation page. Bound in quarter
green goatskin and gray-green cloth over boards, the cloth
printed with a depiction of a tenement wall, in matching slip-
case. Fine.                                               $750

. SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Sissinghurst. [12] pp. Square
8vo, London: The Hogarth Press, 1931. First edition, no. 463
of 500 copies signed by Sackville-West. Printed boards. A
fragile book, this copy a little worn at spine, internally fine.

. _____. The Edwardians. 349, [1] pp.         8voi, London:
Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press,
Tavistock Square, 1930. First edition, limited to 125 copies.
This copies marked out of series in purple ink, signed below
by Vita Sackville-West. Quarter vellum and cloth. Corners
bumped, light edge wear, slightly scuffed. Cross & Ravencroft-
Hulme A20b.                                            $1,250
Additionally inscribed to Dorothy Black (1899-1985), dated, “in memory of
Croydon, Sept. 1932,” & signed V. Sackville-West on front free endpaper.
Dorothy Black was a leading actress who was instrumental in the novel’s
adaptation for the stage.

                      ’ 
. SALINGER, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye. 8vo, Boston:
Little, Brown, 1951. First edition. Original black cloth, spine
titled in gilt. Top edge a trifle dusty, else a near fine fresh copy.
Unclipped, first issue dust jacket (supplied) with portrait by
Lotte Jacobi on back panel, very good plus with small traces of

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rubbing at head of spine, some minor toning, one closed tear
at head of back panel. Custom red morocco backed slipcase.
Provenance: Lotte Jacobi; her daughter-in-law, Beatrice Trum
Hunter.                                              $22,500
Photographer Lotte Jacobi (1896-1990) is renowned for her photographs of
Berlin notables before the advent of the Nazis, and for her iconic portrait
of fellow émigré Albert Einstein. After the war, she took portraits of a num-
ber of intellectual celebrities, including the young J.D. Salinger for The
Catcher in the Rye — a photograph that was subsequently suppressed from
the dust jackets of later editions of the novel.
Signed at head of title (“Lotte Jacobi-Reiss”) and with her photographic
New Year’s card for 1950 loosely inserted, signed by her at bottom
“Greetings! L.J. and E. R.” Her husband, Ernst Reiss, was a publisher in
Berlin; he died in 1951.
    of this landmark American novel.

. SANDBURG, Carl. Abraham Lincoln: The War Years.
Illustrated. 4 vols. 4to, New York: Harcourt, Brace &
Company, 1939. First trade edition. Blue cloth, titled in gilt,
Neil & Roger Barret bookplate; near fine.             $2,500
 to legendary Lincoln collector Oliver Barret’s son, Roger: “…when
I wrote The Prarie Years you were a child & I so thought of you -— now —
now you are a young giant and I think of you as a friend. Carl Sandburg,
Christmas 1939.” With a typed letter to Sandburg from a reader requesting
information about the provenance of a certain Lincoln letter in the Barrett
collection, with an Autograph Note, signed (“Carl”) on the verso, “Dear
Roger - Greetings -don’t give this anxiety overmuch of your time. Loving
regard to you & all under your roof.”

. _____. The American Songbag. xxiii, 495 pp. 4to, New York:
Harcourt, Brace & Company, [1927]. First edition.
Publisher’s orange-stamped black cloth, lightly rubbed and
soiled, spine faded; with prospectus laid-in.         $750
, “For Oliver [Barrett], as always, Carl” with envelope from
Sandburg laid-in (return “C. Sandburg, Harbert Michigan”) containing two
stereographs of the author in suit and bowtie, smoking and playing his gui-

     ’    , 
. _____. Chicago Poems. xi, [i], 183 pp., + 2 pp. ads dated
“(3’16)”. 8vo, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1916.

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First edition, first state. Publisher’s green cloth stamped in gilt;
spine dulled, light edgewear and soiling, faint dampstaining to
bottom fore-edge; very good.                                 $600
 on verso of blank facing title-page, “For Roger Barrett, with all
good wishes, Carl Sandburg.” Roger was the son of Oliver Barret, noted
Lincoln collector and close friend of Sandburg (cf. Sandburg, Lincoln Collector,

. SAROYAN, William. 5 Typed Letters Signed (“Bill
Saroyan” and “Bill”) to his agent H.N. Swanson (“Swanie”). 5
pp in all, typed rectos only. 4to (11 x 8½ inches); two sheets
cropped, Fresno, Califronia: May 5, 1965 - January 19, 1966.
Faint creases; secretarial marks in red ink. Corrections, cancel-
lations, and annotations in Saroyan’s hand.               $1,500
Saroyan, still bitter about the treatment he received from MGM during the
production of his screenplay The Human Comedy, warily discusses the possi-
bility of working in Hollywood again on new works Pointy Shoes and Mama
Girl, I Love You:
      Now, Metro phoned me and wanted to make a deal but I drove them off,
      because Mayer cheated me on The Human Comedy, and because the
      new mob there refused to release TV rights in the book to me, and so on and
      so forth. Drove them off by saying I wanted a percentage and a quarter of
      a million dollars. O.K., the hell with it: now, though, may just be the time
      to make a deal on this novel.
Unfortunately, the project stalls. From a later letter, included here: “… I am
presuming Pointy Shoes is dead, and good enough.”
In other letters, Saroyan investigates the logistics of making a film docu-
menting his native town:
    I have got to make me a little 5-hour movie about Fresno before the best part
    of it is torn down and forgotten, and that’s happening right now.” He dis-
    cusses current and upcomming projects, mulls over various film and TV
    possibilities, but is still rankled by his old troubles with MGM … that stu-
    pid MGM somehow legally got its sticky fingers on The Human Comedy
    TV rights, too, and has prevented me from making all kind of excellent
    deals on the property.
Written in an easy, chatty style, these letters reveal a writer frustrated by past
injustice but one nevertheless determined to maintain his prodigious output
while pushing for a new break.

. SMITH, Clark Ashton. Lost Worlds. 8vo, Sauk City,
Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1944. First edition, one of 2043

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copies printed. Black cloth. Some minor shelfwear, near fine
in very good dust jacket illustrated with photos of Smith’s
sculpture by E. Burt Trimpey (unclipped, some rubbing to
edges of front panel, spine panel with small scuffs at ends, yel-
lowing at folds). Currey 2002 p. 368; Jaffrey, The Arkham House
Companion 7; Tymn, Horror Literature 4-202.                $550
Classic collection of Smith’s science fiction and fantasy, including tales of
Averoigne, Hyperborea, Atlantis, and more. The companion to his 1942
Arkham House collection, Out of Space and Time.
Clark’s story, “The Plutonian Drug,” first published in Amazing Stories in
1934, is notable for employing the name “plutonium” for an imaginary
drug from Pluto of startling effects, several years in advance of the discov-
ery of the radioactive element that now bears the name.
Attractive copy of a cornerstone work.

.    (STEVENS, Wallace) Stebbins, Charles
Livingstone, editor. Harvard Lyrics and Other Verses.
Frontispiece. x, 13-153 pp. 8vo, Boston: Brown and Company
144 Purchase Street, 1899. First edition. Crimson gilt
stamped cloth, t.e.g. In custom cloth dust jacket. laid into cloth
chemise and slipcase. Edelstein, B1; Morse B1.               $750
Contains Wallace Stevens’ first appearance in a book, “Vita Mea” (at page 28),
first printed in the Harvard Advocate

. STOUT, Rex. Murder in Style. 192pp. 12mo, London:
The Crime Club, [1960]. First edition. Red cloth. Very good
in slightly worn dust jacket.                          $500
 on the flyleaf:
    June 10 - 1963
    For Clarice Stein Smithline
    with best wishes
         Rex Stout

. TEVIS, Walter. The Hustler. 214, [1] pp. 8vo, New York:
Harper Brothers, [1959]. First edition. Red cloth and boards.
Fine in near fine unclipped dust jacket by Nancy Etheredge
(spine panel slightly sunned).                          $750

                                                    20th-Century Literature

                 , ... 
. WELLS, H.G. Experiment in Autobiography. Discoveries and
Conclusions of a Very Ordinary Human Brain (since 1866). Portrait
frontispiece from the photo by Foucard. xii, 718 pp. 8vo, New
York: Macmillan, 1934. First American edition. White linen
cloth, printed in black. Near fine copy in very good dust jack-
et with slight wear at edges.                            $1,000
Edmund Sidney Pollock Haynes (1877 - 1949), lawyer, author of over 30
books, advocate of divorce law reform and defender of personal liberty,
was a loyal and dear friend to Wells over many years. They shared many
an interest in a wide variety of issues; prominent among them, no doubt,
was the subject of divorce law reform, and one can well imagine that the
marital and extra-marital woes of Wells were not infrequently touched
upon at Haynes’ dinners, where “Haynes’s immutable routine allowed him
to savour the pleasures of the table and of conversation in full measure. His
conversation and idiosyncratic hospitality (dispensed from a table described
by his daughter as embowered in bottles of wine, Worcester sauce, garlic,
vinegar, and a variety of patent medicines) inspired — notwithstanding
moments of terrifying anger — affectionate friendship with men and
women of all ages, including G. K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc, John
Buchan, Charles Scott-Moncrieff, H. G. Wells, and E. J. Dent” (ODNB).
This copy of his autobiography is inscribed by Wells: “To / E.S.P. Haynes
/ the flower of Lincoln’s Inn / H.G. / as ever.” Haynes’s own memoir The
Last Notebook of a Lawyer, was published in the same year.

. WELTY, Eudora. The Robber Bridegroom. Designed and
illustrated with 28 wood engravings by Barry Moser. 134, [4]
pp. 8vo, West Hatfield, Ma: Pennyroyal Press, 1942. Number
119 of 150 copies, signed by Welty and Moser on the
colophon page. Publisher’s full crimson morocco with blind-
stamped bird on upper cover. Laid into original cloth box.
Very fine.                                            $850
Inscribed by Moser on the title-page in pencil.

. WEST, Mae. Diamond Lil. A Powerful New Novel of the
Underworld. 256 pp. 8vo, New York: Macaulay, [1932]. First
edition of the novelization of West’s play. Purple cloth. Fine
in chipped pictorial dust jacket by Polly Hill, with piece from
lower corner of front panel and head of spine, closed tear
across front panel.                                       $750

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Mae West’s play, produced on Broadway in 1928, was the basis for her sec-
ond Hollywood film and her first in a starring role, under the title, She Done
Him Wrong, co-starring Cary Grant and Noah Beery (Paramount 1933).
The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, and in 1996 was
inducted into the National Film Registry. This novelization was published
by Macaulay in anticipation of the release of the film in 1932.

                  ’  - 
. WILLIAMS, Tennessee. Battle of Angels. A Play by
Tennessee Williams. With a note on the play by Margaret Webster and
an account of its production in the City of Boston by the author, This
publication being the first number of Pharos. Pharos Number 1 & 2.
122 pp. 8vo, [Murray, Utah]: Pharos, [Spring, 1945]. First
appearance of the author’s first full-length play. Gray printed
wrappers. Fine. Crandell C67.                                    $800
Later revised as Orpheus Descending and published by New Directions, 1958.

. _____. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone. 148, [1] pp. 8vo,
New York: New Directions, [1950]. First edition, one of 500
copies signed by the author on colophon page. Quarter vel-
lum and decorated boards, in slipcase. Crandell A9.1.a. $650
 on the title-page “To Bill, a lot of good wine — well deserved!
Tennessee Williams.”

                       ’ 
. WILSON, Edmund. Five Autograph Letters and one
Postcard, signed, to Evelyn Moore Moise of New York City,
regarding the apartment Wilson was subletting from her; with
2 Typed letters from Moise to Wilson. Four of the letters on
New Yorker stationery, the last on letterhead of “Mrs.
Edmund Wilson” of Red Bank, New Jersey; each of the 5 let-
ters is one page. 8vo & 12mo, New York: January 17 - June
26, 1951. Very good, in a custom blue cloth folder with leather
label.                                                    $750
Interesting group of letters written to Wilson’s landlady, from whom he was
subletting an apartment at 11 East 87th, during a period when his play A Little
Blue Light was in rehearsal, and shortly before the death of his mother later
that year. Discussions of the mundane issues (rent, gas, electricity and tele-
phone bills) predominate, along with the usual NYC complaint: “the heating

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and hot water are not as strong as they ought to be … we have only short
spurts of heat and I don’t find it helps much to speak to the janitor”). In his
letter of April 17, Wilson requests a brief extension of his stay in order to
attend the opening of his play.

                    
. WISTER, Owen. The Virginian. A Horseman of the Plains.
Illustrations by Arthur Keller. 8vo, New York: Macmillan,
1902. First edition. Original tan pictorial cloth. Slightest soil-
ing and traces of edge wear. Near fine copy, lacking the rare
dust jacket. Dobie p. 124; Reese Six Score 116; Graff 4725.

. YEATS, William Butler. The Trembling of the Veil.
Photogravure frontispiece portait after Charles Shannon.
Printed by the Dunedin Press, Edinburgh. 247, [1] pp. 8vo,
London: Privately Printed for Subscribers only by T. Werner
Laurie, 1922. First edition, copy no. 302 of 1000 signed by the
Yeats. Original grey boards, vellum paper spine. Almost fine
copy, with small snag at top of spine in very good dust jacket
with closed tears and chipping, and darkening to spine panel.
Wade 133.                                               $1,500

                                -. 

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                           Hughes, no. 33

     II. 18th- & 19th-C. LITERATURE

. ALLEN, Mrs. [Brasseya]. Pastorals, Elegies, Odes, Epistles
and Other Poems. [ii], 163, [1] pp. 12mo, Abingdon, (Md.):
Printed by Daniel P. Ruff, 1806. First edition. Bound in con-
temporary mottled sheep, red morocco spine label. Scuffed,
joints & extremities occasionally rubbed, front joint starting
with some loss, spine ends slightly chipped. Some internal
smudging. Contemporary ink signature of Edward A. Howard
on front free endpaper & head of title. Shaw & Shoemaker
9820.                                                    $550
The first published collection of poetry by a Maryland woman. Dedicated to
Thomas Jefferson, includes an ode “On General Washington’s Accepting the
Command of the Army 1798.”

. (ANDERSEN, Hans Christian) Unna, Moritz, pho-
tographer. Carte-de-visite of Hans Christian Andersen.
Albumen print on card. Image: 3¼ x 2⅛ in, Kiöbenhavn:
Strieglers Atelier, [1861]. Fine.                $850
A rare and relatively early portrait of Andersen, a full-length image, the
author with a book in hand and his arm resting on a side table. Andersen sat
for many portraits, mostly for G.E. Hansen, but this image by the painter and
photographer Moritz Unna (1811-1871) is rarely encountered.

. (ARABIAN NIGHTS) The Arabian Nights Entertainment: or,
The Thousand and One Nights. Accurately describing the Manners,
Customs, Laws, and Religion, of the Eastern Nations, Translated from
the French of M. Galland, By G.S. Beaumont. With engraved fron-
tispieces and one other plate in each volume. With Binder’s
Instructions at end of Volume 4. 4 vols. 8vo, London: Printed
for Mathews and Leigh, Strand, by J. Moyes, Greville Street,
Hatton Garden, 1811. First edition. Later tan boards. Fine.

. (ARABIAN NIGHTS) Lane, Edward William (trans.).
The Thousand and One Nights, Commonly Called, In England, The
Arabian Nights’ Entertainments. A New Translation from the Arabic,

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with Copious Notes. Illustrations in text after William Harvey;
xxxii, 618, [2] pp. + 4 pp. ads; xii, 643 [1] pp.; xii, 763, [1] pp.
3 vols. 8vo, London: Charles Knight and Co. Ludgate Street,
1839 - 1841. First edition of this translation, bound from
parts, with engraved and printed general titles in each vol.
Green morocco richly gilt, covers with arabesque vines and
flowers around central panel, spines in six compartments,
t.e.g., silk endpapers, by Zaehnsdorf, 1897; original blue print-
ed wrappers from parts bound in at rear; red morocco bookla-
bel and paper library label of Bernie Hutner in each vol. Re-
hinged, some rubbing to extremities, chip to tail of vol. III.
The first English translation of the Nights directly from the Arabic (previous
translators had worked from Galland’s French translation). “It reigned as the
leading English translation of the Nights for decades, and its copious notes
are stimulating micro-essays of enduring value” (ODNB).

. ARIOSTO, Ludovico. The Orlando Furioso Translated into
English Verse from the Italian of Ludovico Ariosto with Notes by William
Stewart Rose. 4 vols. 8vo, London: John Murray Albemarle
Street, 1823-31. First edition by Rose. Full polished tan con-
temporary mottled calf, gilt spines, red and black morocco
spine labels, marbled edges and endpapers. Fine. Lowndes p.
64.                                                               $900

                      
. (ARNE, Thomas) [Miller, James] and Thomas
ARNE. An Hospital for Fools. A Dramatic Fable. As it is acted at the
Theatre-Royal, by His Majesty’s Servants. To which is added the Songs.
with their Basses and Symphonies, and Transposed for the Flute. The
Musick by Mr. Arne. Sung by Mrs. Clive. [10], [5]-28, [8]pp.
Several pages with printed music. 8vo, London: printed for J.
Watts at the Printing - Office in Wild-Court near Lincoln’s-Inn
Fields, 1739. First edition; without half-title. 19th-century
speckled calf, leather spine label, a.e.g. Joints slightly rubbed.
ESTCT36691.                                                     $750
First performed on November 15, 1739 at Drury Lane, where Arne was house

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composer. A relatively early operetta by Arne (1710-1788), who is often cred-
ited with the revival of the English opera, influenced Handel, and will for-
ever be remembered as the composer of “Rule, Britannia.”

. ASCHAM, Roger. The Scholemaster, shewing a Plain and
Perfect Way of Teaching the Learned languages. xxii, 274, [16, ads]
pp. 8vo, London: W. Innys at West End of St. Paul’s; and S.
Birt, n Ave Mary lane, 1743. Now revised a second time, and
much improved by James Upton. Contemporary calf, covers
detached, new endpapers. Printing and The Mind of Man
(first edition) 90.                                           $500
“In 1553 he began the work which has made him famous, the Scholemaster.
The book was occasioned by a debate at dinner with Sir William Cecil and
others on the pros and cons of flogging in schools, with Ascham the protag-
onist of the anti-floggers … It is not for use in schools.. nor was it really an
original or revolutionary work, for the famous plea for gentle persuasion, as
opposed to flogging, had been anticipated at Winchester, and had already
found support in England. The expression of this humane spirit, however,
and the lively defense of the vernacular in the Scholemaster … and perhaps
the touching description of Lady Jane Gray reading the Phaedo while every-
one else was out hunting … have made it famous” (PMM). “A book that will
be always useful, and is everlastingly esteemed … ” (Lowndes I, p 87).

. BARROWCLIFFE, A.J. [pseudonym of Albert Mott].
Amberhill. [4], 328; [4], 277, [3] pp. + 24 pp publisher’s cata-
logue dated March 1856. 2 vols. 8vo, London: Smith, Elder,
1856. First edition. Original blind-stamped green cloth.
Heads chipped, with loss; a few gatherings slightly darkened
(but see Sadleir’s comments below). Sadleir 172; not in Wolff;
OCLC 35574056 (2 copies).                                  $500
The first of three novels by this author, and quite rare. “It is a curious fact that
this novel is printed (in London) partly on white, partly on dusky cream
paper, the latter of poor quality … ” (Sadleir).

. _____. Trust for Trust. Engraved frontispiece. [4], 280; [4],
261, [1]; [2], 262 +2 pp ads. Thick 8vo, London: Smith,
Elder, 1859. First edition. Publisher’s red cloth (possibly
remainder binding), covers blocked in blind, spine lettered in
gilt with title, author , and “    ⁄ -

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 ⁄ ⁄.” Hinges cracked, shaken, text, however, clean and
crisp. Not in Sadleir; Wolff 344 (rebound).                           $500
The second of three novels by this author — and the only one which eluded

      ’  ,    
. BEERBOHM, Max. The Works of Max Beerbohm. With a
Bibliography by John Lane. [10], 3-178, [2], [16, ads] pp. 12mo,
London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1896. First English
edition (preceded by the American). Red cloth , with paper
label, extra labels in rear, new endpapers. Spine slightly faded,
label a bit chafed. Gallatin and Oliver 1b.                 $500
Inscribed on the flyleaf:
                        “Presented by John Lane
                    “to H.H. Robinson June 8/96”
Hunter H. Robinson, who co-authored The Life of Robert Coates (1891), is
mentioned by Beerbohm on p. 134 in his delicious essay on the foppish actor,
“Poor Romeo.”

. [BRADDON, Mary Elizabeth]. Charlotte’s Inheritance. A
Novel. iv, 336 pp. 8vol, London: Ward, Lock and Tyler, n.d.
Stereotyped edition. Contemporary half red morocco and
marbled boards, edges red. Very good. This edition is not in
Wolff nor Sadleir.                                     $650

                           
. BRYANT, William Cullen. Poems. 44 pp. 8vo,
Cambridge: Printed by Hilliard and Metcalf, 1821. First edi-
tion of author’s first published book. Original brown printed
wrappers, some foxing and mild staining at end, laid in half
blue morocco slipcase and chemise. BAL 1587; American
Imprints 4861.                                        $2,000
“Bryant’s manuscript was edited anonymously for publication by [Richard
Henry] Dana, [Sr.] and by E.T. Channing” (BAL p. 332). Among the eight
poems which make their first collected appearances here are two of
Bryant’s most famous, “Thanatopsis” (here first printed in its substantially
revised form from its first publication in the North American Review in 1817,

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with the addition of 31 lines) and “To a Water Fowl.” 750 copies were
printed, according to Blanck. Of these, 350 were bound for 5¢ each and
200 were bound at 3¢ each. The assumption is that the 200 were bound in
Inscribed on front cover “J.C. Brigham to the Columbia — Semy.”

. (BURTON, Sir Richard) Letchford, Albert. A Series
of Seventy Original Illustrations for Captain R.F. Burton’s “Arabian
Nights” (Including a Portrait of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton) … Price
to Subscribers. Twenty Six Guineas. 70 illustrations and a portrait.
xii pages of text. Folio, London: Choice Deluxe edition. One
of 250 copies. Proof before letters. Original blue cloth port-
folio with printed label, with ties. Some foxing.               $3,000

         ’  ,    
. BURTON, Sir Richard, translator A Plain and Literal
Translation of the Arabian Nights’ Entertainments, now entitled The
Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night [With:] Supplemental Nights.
[xxviii], 362; [viii], 343; viii, 356; [x], 308; [xii], 406; viii, 303;
viii, 382; [viii], 359; viii, 359; [viii], 532; [xii], 370; [x], 392;
xvi, 661; [xvi], 381; [xviii], 515; viii, [xiv], 500 pp. 16 vols.
Tall 8vo (253 x 158 mm.), Benares [i.e.: London]: Printed by
the Kamashastra Society for Private Subscribers Only, 1885-
1888. First edition, including the Supplemental Nights, the
rare unexpurgated edition. Volumes 3 & 4 with the copyright
notice changed from Ellis Spear to Philip Justice. Original
black cloth (chosen by Burton as representing the color of the
Abbaside banners and dress) with gilt or silver decorations.
First ten volumes unusually bright (vol. 4 of the Nights with
small professional repair to spine); silver stamping to spines of
Supplemental Nights dull as usual (vols. 3 and 4 rebacked pre-
serving original spine). A very good set, generally fresh condi-
tion. Penzer 114-116; Casada 74; Spink 73.                     $7,500
First edition of Burton’s translation, which has been variously assailed since
its publication by prudes and pettifoggers and has weathered the storms of
criticism. It remains the only translation of the complete Nights, and Burton’s
magnum opus contributed to the twentieth-century recognition of the Nights
as one of the world’s literary masterpieces.

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                      
. CADDELL, Cecilia Mary. Home & The Homeless. A Novel
… in Three Volumes. 359, [1]; 340; 333, [3] pp., including final
blank. Thick 8vo, London: T. Cautley Newby, Publisher, 30,
Welbeck Street, Cavendish Square, 1858. First edition.
Original blue pebbled cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine let-
tered in gilt. Upper edge of binding and text block bowed
downwards, front free endpaper missing, owner’s ticket affixed
to lower margin of title-page. Not in Sadleir or Wolff; OCLC
55575354 (2 copies).                                      $750
Stephen Brown in Ireland in Fiction (1919), calls Caddell, of Harbourstown,
County Meath, a “daughter of an ‘old’ Catholic family which retained
estates,” and whose writings illustrate Catholic piety and history. Allibone,
Supplement lists 9 titles, beginning with her History of the Missions in Japan and
Paraguay (1856), and Brown adds a few others; but no source seems to be
aware of this very rare triple decker. OCLC locates two copies (Cambridge
University and the Universty of Illinois).

                   
. CASTLEHAVEN, James Touchet, Earl. The Earl of
Castlehaven’s Review; Or, His Memoirs of His Engagement and
Carriage in the Irish Wars. with Lord Anglesey’s Letter Containing
Observations and Reflexions Thereon Or His Memoirs of His
Engagement and Carriage in the Irish Wars : with Lord Anglesey’s Letter,
Containing Observations. Printed by Graisberry and Campbell,
10, Back-lane. xv, [i], 143, [1], 41, [3] pp. Paper: watermarked:
CMD 1814. 8vo (9⅛ x 6½ inches), Dublin: Printed for
George Mullens, Temple-Bar, 1815. Large paper copy. “The
present very limited impression of Lord Castlehaven’s Memoirs
is taken from the edition of 1684.” Green morocco, with gilt-
three leaf clover cornerpieces and acorn and three-leaf clover
vine outer border, interior blind-stamped arabesque geometric
panel, gilt spine, pink silk doublures, gilt dentelles, a.e.g.,
signed on fore-edge, “Bound by Geo. Mullen, Dublin.”
Bookplate of A.H. Smith Barry. In custom green half-moroc-
co slipcase and chemise.                                      $4,500

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. CENTLIVRE, [Susannah]. The Works of the Celebrated
Mrs. Centlivre. In Three Volumes … With a New Account of her Life.
Engraved portrait by J. Taylor after D. Fermin. 3 vols. 12mo,
London: Printed for J. Knapton, C. Hitch and L. Hawes,
1761; 1760; 1760. First collected edition. Bound in full 19th-
c. polished mottled brown calf, gilt spines, edges yellow, by
Tout. Bindings a bit dry, joints slighty rubbed but sound. New
CBEL II 781.                                               $850
First edition of the collected plays of the actress and playwright Susanna
Centlivre (1669-1723), whose “plays remained firmly in the repertory for
150 years” (ODNB), for reasons quickly summarized by Hazlitt:
“Her plays have a provoking spirit and volatile salt in them, which still pre-
serves them from decay … their interest depends chiefly on the intricate
involution and artful denouement of the plot, which has a strong tincture
of mischief in it, and the wit is seasoned by the archness of the humour
and sly allusion to the most delicate points” (Hazlitt, 314).
The plays gathered here are:
v. 1. Perjur’d Husband. Beaux’s Duel. Gamester. Basset Table. Love at a Venture. Stolen
v. 2. Love’s Contrivance. Busy Body. Marplot in Lisbon. Platonic Lady. Perplexed
Lovers. Cruel Gift.
v. 3. The Wonder. The Man Bewitch’d. Gotham Election. Wife Well Managed.
Bickerstaff ’s Burial. Bold Stroke for a Wife. Artifice.

                             
. CHATEAUBRIAND, François-René, Viscount de. The
Natchez; an Indian Tale … xl, 299, [1]; [ii], 335, [1, ad]; [ii], 412
pp. 3 vols. 8vo, London: Henry Colburn, 1827. First edition
in English. Original boards, printed paper spine labels,
unopened. Boards scuffed and slightly stained; very good.

                  ’ 
. CHESTERFIELD, Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th
Earl of. Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer
Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq; Late
Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: Together with several other
pieces on various Subjects. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the

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Originals now in her Possession. Frontispiece Portrait in volume
one. [4], vii, [1, blank], 568; [4], 606, [1, errata], [1, blank] pp.
2 vols. 4to (287 x 225 mm.), London: Printed for J. Dodsley in
Pall-Mall, 1774. First edition, with half-titles in each volume.
Gulick’s state B with the third item in the list of errata (II,607)
corrected to “qui auroit” from “qui uroit.” Contemporary full
calf. Rebacked with orignal gilt spines laid-down, red leather
title-pieces, marbled endpapers, joints cracked or starting.
Bookplate of Henry Fowler Broadwood. In half calf slipcase
and chemises. Rothschild 596; Gulick 2.                       $2,000

. CLEMENS, Samuel L. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom
Sawyer’s Comrade) … by Mark Twain. Illustrations by E. W.
Kemble. xvi, 438, [439, printer’s device (verso blank)] pp., 32
pp. ads dated January 1885. 8vo, London: Chatto & Windus,
1884. First edition, preceding the American edition.
Publisher’s red cloth stamped in black, titled in gilt. Some rub-
bing to extremities, minor soiling, joints tender. Very good
copy in custom cloth slipcase. BAL 3414 (state A, sewn gath-
erings).                                                  $2,000
Published several months in advance of the New York edition, which
appeared in March 1885. The present copy bears ads dated January 1885 (BAL
records a date of October 1884) Attractive copy of this great American clas-

. CODRINGTON, Robert. The Life and Death, of the illus-
trious Robert Earle of Essex, &c. Containing at large the wars he man-
aged, and the Commands he had in Holland, the Palatinate, and in
England. Together with some wonderfull observations both of himselfe,
and his Predecessors, and many more remarkable Passages from his
Infancie, unto the day of his Death. Engraved frontispiece. [4], 50
pp. 4to, London: printed by F. Leach, for L. Chapman, 1646.
First edition. Nineteenth-century half red morocco, engrav-
ing and text interleaved with blanks. Frontispiece cut a bit
close, no loss. Bookplates of Henry Cunliffe, H. P. Kraus.
Clean, complete copy. Wing C4877.                                $750

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                   
. COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor. Autograph Manuscript
Poem, “A naughty Graff ? … ” signed “S.T. Coleridge, Esqre,
Grove Highgate” in the poem, and dated 19 April 1832. [With
a copy of:] The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Vale Press, 1899. Pen
and ink on laid paper. 12 lines (8 of verse). 8vo, Highgate,
London: 19 April 1832. Autograph leaf with old fold. Fine.
Book bound in terra cotta morocco gilt. Front board detached.
Provenance: Louis I. Haber (sale, Anderson Galleries,
December 1909, lot 422); William Forbes Morgan (uncle of
Eleanor Roosevelt), his bibliophile bookplate; Herbert
Carlebach (morocco ex-libris).                             $7,500
A whimsical poem on the occasion of the “Confab. between the Poet and
Harriet, the House-maid, who had brought up a Message that ‘A Lady,
below, Sir! would be much obliged to You for a Nautigraft.’” The poem,
eight lines in iambic pentameter, rhyming , follows beneath, and
concludes, “Author of Works, whereof, tho’ not in Dutch / The Public lit-
tle knows, the Publisher too much.”
The last two lines are recorded as the conclusion of an undated quatrain
verse scrap “written in an album” (Poetical Works, 1836, II:145; 1912 ed.:
II:972); and as a four-line epigram “from Mr. Upcott’s MSS.,” dated
Grove, Highgate, 28 Sept. 1827, and published in the Court Journal (1835);
and in Coleridge’s Notebooks for 24 May 1828 (with “Tomes” in place of
“Works”). The poem in the present manuscript is unpublished and has
been in private hands for the past century.
A fine Coleridge autograph with distinguished provenance. (See illustration, p.

. [COOPER, James Fenimore]. The Deerslayer: or, The
First War-Path. A Tale. By the Author of “The Last of the Mohicans”
… 2 vols. 12mo, Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841. First
edition. Purple muslin, printed paper labels on spine. Spines
faded to brown, labels somewhat scuffed, each with a small
chip in margins, but legible, covers with a little spotting and
minor wear. Owner signature in light pencil on endpapers.
Front hinge of vol. I broken (one cord holding), else a very
good copy in the publisher’s binding. Custom red morocco
backed slipcase and cloth wrapper. BAL 3895; Spiller and
Blackburn 32; Wright I 601.                                $1,750

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The last of Cooper’s “Leatherstocking Tales” and Natty Bumpo in the
American wilderness, although it is the first in terms of sequence — Natty
Bumpo is here depicted as a young man. An unsophisticated copy of this
classic of American fiction.

                         
. COOPER, James Fenimore. Eve Effingham; or, Home.
[Volume II only]. 8vo, London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First
English edition (published in Philadelphia as “Home as Found
by the Author of Homeward Bound”). Blue cloth-backed
boards. Later ink label on spine. Inscribed by the author on
the half-title, “Mrs Fenimore Cooper from the Author.”. BAL
3885.                                                 $1,000

                      ,
                    
. _____. Ned Myers; or, A Life before the Mast. Edited by … [i,
title], [ii, copyright page], 9-232 pp. 8vo, Philadelphia: Lea
and Blanchard, 1843. First American edition, marked for
typesetting of re-issue as vol. 33 of Mohawk edition of
Cooper’s works (1900). Later half chestnut morocco and mar-
bled boards. Owner signature of Cooper descendant G.
Pomeroy Keese on title page. Title page marked, with some
traces of wear, verso backed with tissue, some soiling throu-
ughout. Spiller and Blackburn pp. 128, 173; BAL 3908; Sabin
16484.                                                       $750
Cooper’s classic novel of the sea, with family provenance: the signature of
George Pomeroy Keese (1828-1910), a great-nephew of the author.
Keese, grandson of Cooper’s sister Ann, was a historian of Cooperstown and
wrote a new preface for the 1900 reprint of Ned Myers in the Mohawk edi-
tion, set from the present copy (thus explaining the omission of the original
preface). It was subsequently rebound for another Cooper descendant in
whose library it remained until now.

. _____. The Pathfinder: or, The Inland Sea. [1]-3, iv, 13-240;
[1]-233 pp. 2 vols. 12mo, Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard,
1840. First American edition, preceded by the London edition
of the same year. First issue, BAL state 2. Original purple

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muslin, printed paper spine labels. Contemporary gift inscrip-
tion “S.B.C. Rogers from her father E. Cowen” in each vol-
ume. Moderate wear, spine labels mostly perished, front inner
hinge of vol. II open at title page. Good plus. Custom moroc-
co backed slipcase and chemise. Spiller and blackburn p. 107;
Wright I 656; BAL 3892.

. _____. The Pioneers, or The Sources of the Susquehanna; A
Descriptive Tale. Half titles present. 8vo, New York: Charles
Wiley, 1823. First edition, BAL second printing of volume I (J.
Seymour, Printer); vol. II in variant state (folio 329 at left, no
Note at <332>). Contemporary tree calf, red spine labels.
Some browning, joints rubbed, front board of vol. II detached.
Red half morocco slipcase and chemise. BAL 3829; Sabin
16502; Spiller and Blackburn pp. 27-8.                    $1,000

. CORTES, José Domingo. Parnaso Peruano. [2] ff., iii, [iv,
blank], 814 pp. 8vo, Valparaiso: Imprenta Albion de Cox y
Taylor, 1871. First edition. Contemporary blue morocco and
marbled boards, binder’s ticket of Juan Francisco Aries,
Santiago. Edges rubbed. Contemporary owner inscription.
Very good.                                           $500
Anthology of nineteenth-century Peruvian poetry, with biographical notices.

                    
. (CRUIKSHANK, George) Reach, Angus
B[ethune]. Clement Lorimer; Or, The Book with the Iron Clasps.
With 12 etched plates by George Cruikshank. [i]-vi, [vi-viii],
280 pp. 12mo, London: David Bogue, 1849. First edition.
Original cream fine-grained cloth, spine tooled in gilt, upper
boards with borders tooled in blind. Very good, spine sunned
with some rubbing at head and tail. Block, p. 194; Cohn 687;
Hubin, p. 339; Sadleir 1995; Wolff 5698.                  $850

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A quick moving tale of poisons, murders and a vendetta stretching across
the centuries. A good read. Reach’s experience as a crime reporter on the
“Morning Chronicle” is evident in his characters of Mr. Spiffler, Mr.
Trotter, Mr. Sharpe and Mr. O’Keene, investigative reporters for “The
The first full-length detective novel in England. Uncommon in the original
cloth, here in a variant to those described by Sadleir or Wolff (without the gilt
vignette of an urn on upper cover).

. DANTE ALIGHIERI. The Vision; or, Hell, Purgatory and
Paradise. Translated by The Rev.Henry Francis Cary, A.M. With the
Life of Dante, additional notes, and an index. 3 vols. 8vo, London:
Taylor and Hessey, Fleet Street, 1819. Second edition, cor-
rected. Bound in full morocco by Chambolle-Duru, a.e.g.
Bookplate of Lowell M. Palmer. Fine.                         $2,500
First published in 1814, Cary’s acclaimed translation was critical to the redis-
covery of Dante’s masterpiece among the British of the Romantic era. Not
only was it praised by Shelley, Byron, Wordsworth and Coleridge, but it
became the popular standard translation throughout the 19th century. This is
a particularly beautiful copy of the second edition, incorporating Cary’s revi-
sions, in an elegant binding by Chambolle-Duru.

. [DAVISON, Francis]. Davison’s Poetical Rhapsody. Edited
by A. H. Bullen. lxxxvii, 139; ix, 207 pp. 2 vols. 8vo, London:
George Bell, 1891. No. 38 of 250 large paper copies.
Contemporary full brown morocco, t.e.g. by Bickers & Son.
Keynes p. 63.                                             $500
Finely bound copy of this classic compendium of early seventeenth-centu-
ry English verse.
Bullen observes, “In some respects ‘Davison’s Poetical Rhapsody’ is the most
valuable of our old anthologies … it was in great part compiled from unpub-
lished writings.”

. DEFOE, Daniel. A New Voyage round the World, by a Course
never sailed before. Being a Voyage undertaken by some Merchants, who
afterwards proposed the Setting up an East-India Company in Flanders.
Illustrated with 4 engravings (frontispiece map of the globe
and three plates). Pp. [2], [1]-208; [1]-205, [206, blank]. 8vo,
London: A. Bettesworth … and W. Mears, 1725 [for 1724].
First edition. Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt with

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black morocco label, edges stained red. Bookplate.
Contemporary owner signature on title. Joints starting, hinges
sound. Very good. Moore 469; Furbank & Owens 221; Peter
Earle, The World of Defoe, 1976, pp. 54-5; Esdaile, p. 209; Gove,
The Imaginary Voyage in Fiction, pp. 241-2; Sabin 19291. $2,000
Fine imaginary voyage by the author of Robinson Crusoe.

. DICKENS, Charles. Autograph Letter, signed
(“Charles Dickens”) to Thomas Noon Talfourd. 1½ pp on a
single folded sheet. Devonshire Terrace: March 18, 1851.
Old folds, a few small marginal stains, but very good. $2,500
Dickens writes to his close friend, Thomas Noon Talfourd, to whom he
dedicated his first novel, Pickwick Papers:
     “… Will you kindly read the enclosed letter, which comes from the very best
     man in America — the Greek Professor at their Cambridge University —
     and write me a word or two in reply? My address is Knotsford Lodge, Great
     Malvern — for Mrs Dickens is there for her health, and I am with her,
     except for one day in the week.
     “As I remember — but not distinctly — this same notorious gentleman gave
     someone a letter of introduction to me sometime since. To whom I plainly
     said that I knew no such person. In the same dim manner I remember the
     same thing happening with Carlyle …”
The “Professor of Greek at their Cambridge University” to whom Dickens
refers is most probably Cornelius Felton, Eliot Professor of Greek Literature
from 1834 to 1860, and thereafter, President of Harvard until his death in
1862. Dickens met Felton during his tour of America, and the two subse-
quently kept up a warm correspondence. Dickens referred to Felton in
American Notes as “the heartiest of Greek professors.”

                :  
. DICKENS, Charles. David Copperfield. A Reading. In Five
Chapters. Pp. [1, title], [2, Clowes imprint], [3]-104 (text, with
Clowes imprint at foot of last page). 8vo (222 x 148 mm),
[London]: Privately Printed [by William Clowes and Sons,
Stamford Street], n.d., [ca. 1866]. ONE OF TWO KNOWN COPIES of
Dickens’ private edition, the present copy in earliest state and
printed on thin proofing paper. Bound in twentieth-century
red morocco, top edge gilt, others uncut, by Henderson &
Bisset. With a few repairs to the title page at margins and along
gutter, a few paper flaws. Fine. Provenance: Herman LeRoy

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Edgar (his sale, 19 April 1944, $875); with leather bookplate of
great Lebanese-American collector Francis Kettaneh; Kenyon
Starling; Wm. Self.                                    $50,000
Dickens’ public readings were among the legendary performances of the
middle nineteenth century. “Dickens poured all his resources of his art and
personality into these readings (his favourite always remained the adapta-
tion from David Copperfield)” (Ackroyd, p. 902). He condensed the novel
himself and selected passages relating to Dora Spenlow, whom he mod-
elled upon Maria Beadnell, the love of his youth.
The present copy, from the library of distinguished Dickensian Herman
LeRoy Edgar, is one of two known copies of the private printing ordered
by Dickens. Dickens’ own extensively marked and rewritten copy, from the
library of Cortlandt F. Bishop (lot 566, $4100 in 1938), is now in the Berg
Collection at the New York Public Library.
The title page is identical in both copies, with the subheadings “A Reading”
and “In Five Chapters” on separate lines. The present copy is untrimmed;
the text begins at page [3], “Chapter the First.”, and bears pencil correc-
tions in the margins of page 11, one correcting the spelling of the word
“his” and the other noting an extra space within the word “am” (both are
corrected in the Dickens copy at the Berg).
Examination of the copy at the Berg reveals that it is printed on thicker wove
paper stock, and that the sheets were trimmed by the binder; it contains an
additional “Introduction” of twenty pages, numbered [i]-xx. The opening of
this section is clearly derived from, and in fact partly printed from, the setting
of type of the original Chapter the First, at pp. [3]-5, where large portions of
text used in the “Introduction” are struck through. On p. [i] Dickens has writ-
ten “in all, six chapters” and has corrected the chapter numbering through-
out, so that the heading in type on page [3], “Chapter the First.” is corrected
by hand to Chapter “II”. The present copy contains the earliest setting of
Dickens’ selection from David Copperfield. In the Ticknor & Fields authorized
edition of the Readings, published in the autumn of 1867 (though dated
1868), David Copperfield follows Dickens’ revised structure in six chapters.
Unique in this state, and with distinguished provenance.

. _____. Household Words (19 volumes), with a last volume
Selection from Household Words (last issue dated May, 28, 1859). In
all, 20 vols. 8vo, New York: 1850-1859. American edition.
Original green blind-stamped cloth. One volume slightly split,
rest very fresh. Bookplate of St. Paul’s School, ex dono plate of
Mr. Francis F. Randolph, small unobstrusive blind stamp on
title pages.                                                $3,000
Household Words was considerably more popular in England than America

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and its publishing history in America is “almost absolutely dark, as is the
whole subject of periodical printing and ‘arrangements’ … The 1850’s were
years of copyright agitation in America, and certainly no legally protective
arrangements were possible to the English publishers before the journal was
discontinued in 1859. And it is not surprising that the course of Household
Words was not so brilliant in America as was that of its successor All the Year
Round … It was partially a local work and not quite so interesting to an
American as to an English reader; it had changed publishers too often; there
was no legitimate arrangement between the English proprietors and the
American publishers; it was sold at too high a price; it had been published by
inexperienced people and therefore had not received proper publicity and
promotion; and its lack of pictorial illustration made it unpopular with the
masses” (Buckler, William E., “Household Words in America,” in Papers of the
Bibliographical Society of America, vol. 45, pp. 160-66).

. _____. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Engraved portrait fron-
tispiece by J.H. Baker; title vignette and 13 illustrations by
Samuel Luke Fildes. [viii], 190, [2] pp + 32 pp. publisher’s cat-
alogue dated Aug., 31, 1870. 8vo, London: Chapman and
Hall, 1870. First edition. Publisher’s green cloth stamped in
gilt and black, front cover with sawtooth border (first binding).
Spine tips very slightly rubbed; slight occasional foxing, other-
wise very attractive copy. Smith 16; Podeschi, Gimbel
Collection A155.                                          $1,000
Dickens’ final, unfinished novel, interrupted by his death on the 9th of June,

                          
. DICKENS, Charles. Sketches by Boz: Illustrative of Every-
Day Life and Every-Day People. Being a Continuation of “Watkins
Tottle, and other sketches.” Pp. [i-iii], iv-v, [vi-vii], viii, [9], 10-203,
[204]. 8vo, Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1837.
First American edition of the Second Series, published only
two months after the London edition. Original quarter rose
muslin and boards., printed spine label. Spine label rubbed
(text mostly faded), else a fine, fresh copy as issued. Bookplates
of G. A. James, K. Starling, W. Self. Custom half morocco
box. Podeschi, Gimbel collection, A9.                                $1,750

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                         
. _____. A Tale of Two Cities. In the original 8/7 parts. 16
plates by H.K. Browne (“Phiz”). 8vo, London: Chapman and
Hall, 1859. First edition in parts, first issue, with page 213
misnumbered “113”. Original printed blue wrappers, some
minor repair to spines and slight soiling to wrappers, internal-
ly quite clean, in custom pull-off box, lacking top. Hatton &
Cleaver, pp. 333-342.                                    $7,500
An excellent set of this rare and desirable Dickens item, with the following
variations from Hatton & Cleaver: Part 3 — rear wrapper corresponds to
wrapper for Part 1; Part 5 — without the inserted yellow slip following the
plates ; Part 6 — 4pp. ad for “Thomas de law Rue” is absent, although it
is present in the rear of Part 7/8; Part 7/8 — lacks the ‘Tales of Two Cities
Advertiser” at front, and the rare “Cornhill Magazine” ad in rear.
. Along with Sketches by Boz, and Pickwick Papers, Dickens’ classic tale of
the French Revolution is one of the most difficult of Dickens’ novels to find
in parts.

. DICKENS, Charles & Charles DICKENS, Jr., edi-
tors. All The Year Round. A Weekly Journal. Conducted by Charles
Dickens, With which is incorporated Household Words. New Series
Volume 1-27, Volume 1 of the Third Series (1889). 28 vols. Royal
8vo (9½ x 6⅛ inches), London: Published at 26 Wellington
Street, Strand, December 5, 1868-1881 & June 25, 1889. First
editions. Bound in contemporary three quarter green calf, gilt
spine and leather title labels, (one missing) and marbled boards
and edges. About fine.                                   $1,750
Charles Dickens owned All The Year Round with W.H. Wills, his former assis-
tant at Household Words and was its editor until his death in 1870. His son,
Charles Dickens Jr., inherited his father’s 75 percent of the business and, in
January 1871, bought out Wills’s share, following the latter’s understand-
able objection to Charles’ decision to give himself both the editor’s and
sub-editor’s salary. The journal continued under Charles Dickens Jr.’s edi-
torship until 1888 and ceased in 1895.
It published three of Anthony Trollope’s best late works: Two are found here-
in: Is He Popenjoy? (starting in Number 463, Oct. 13, 1877-no. 502, Saturday 13,
1878, complete), The Duke’s Children (starting no. 566, Saturday October 4,
1879-no. 608, Saturday July 24, 1880, complete).

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. (DICKENSIANA) [Morford, Henry]. John Jasper’s
Secret: Being a narrative of certain events following and explaining “The
Mystery of Edwin Drood.” With 20 illustrations. [iv], 252 pp.
8vo, New York: Publishing Offices [Wyman and Sons,
Printers], 1872. First edition, volume issue. Original dark
green sand-grained cloth. Some rubbing, slightly shaken. Very
good. Sadleir 705a; not in Wolff.                                   $500

                         
. (DICKENSIANA) Nicholson, Renton. Dombey and
Daughter: A Moral Fiction. With 12 woodcut illustrations. [2], 94
pp. 8vo, London: Thomas Farris, [1847]. Bound from the
original 12 illustrated parts. Contemporary half dark blue
calf, marbled boards. Some rubbing. Very good. Sadleir 1827;
Wolff 5101; Gimbel H-338; Kitton 540; Miller, p. 249;
NCBEL 3:798.                                                $750

               
. DICKINSON, Emily. Letters … Edited by Mabel Loomis
Todd. Engraved frontispiece portrait, 2 facsimile letters; [iv],
xii, 228 pp.,   . Small 8vo, Boston: Roberts
Brothers, 1894. First edition. Original green buckram, covers
and spines stamped in gilt with Indian pipes motif (BAL’s vari-
ant 1), spine darkened with some loss of gilt, light shelfwear;
very good. BAL 4660; Meyerson A3.1.a (notes only three
copies inscribed by Todd). Provenance: A.J. Lyman (his own-
ership inscription to flyleaf, “A.J. Lyman / Brooklyn New
York,” and gift inscription).                             $15,000
Volume I  to Mabel Loomis Todd’s confidant and perhaps the
first independent reader of the proofs of the Letters, Albert Josiah Lyman:
“To Dr. Lyman / from /Mabel Loomis Todd / Amherst, / 17 Dec 1894.”
Todd met Lyman, minister of the South Congregational Church of
Brooklyn, in February of 1894 while on a lecture tour. In a letter, dated 13
February 1894, to her ailing lover Austin Dickinson, Todd mentions with
delight that “I have had an independent literary judgement on the proof
of the Letters this morning which fills me with joy.” The favorable judge-
ment was pronounced by Lyman, who has been described as “Handsome,

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sympathetic, liberal in his views, and a clergyman of great pastoral power
…” (Longsworth, Austin and Mabel, NY, 1984, p. 380n). After Austin
Dickinson’s death, “Dr. Lyman was the one [Todd] confided in and from
whom she received remarkable and unorthodox consolation” (ibid). In
January, 1894, Todd sent proofs of the Letters to every correspondent who
allowed letters from Dickinson to be published (Meyerson, p. 34), and it is
likely that Lyman was the first independent critic of the work.
No one played a more crucial part in the early acceptance of Dickinson as a
major American poet than Mabel Loomis Todd. She was the first posthu-
mous steward of Dickinson’s work, seeing the poems and letters into print
for the first time. Meyerson notes only three copies of the Letters inscribed by
Todd, all dated December, 1894. No significant inscribed copies of the Letters
have appeared at auction in the last 30 years.

                   ’ ,
                       
. [DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge]. Alice’s Adventures in
Wonderland … [and] Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice
Found There by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by John Tenniel. 2 vols.
8vo, New York: Limited Editions Club, 1932; 1935. Limited
edition, one of 1500 copies, both volumes out-of-series,
marked “ ” and with “Presentation Copy / Out-
of-Series” blind stamp, both volumes signed by Alice
Hargreaves (the Alice), the first also signed by Frederic Warde,
typographer and designer of the binding. Full morocco,
ornately gilt, a.e.g. Spine ends rubbed, Looking-Glass with chips
from spine ends and crack along rear joint, in original cloth
slipcases. Provenance: George Macy estate.                $4,500
A fine pair of limited editions, signed by the original Alice.

                  :
                   
. _____. Autograph Letter, signed (“C.L. Dodgson”), to the
mother of his child-friend, Gladys Baly (“Dear Mrs Baly”),
proposing to give her a copy of Little Thumb. One page, on sin-
gle folded sheet of blank stationery. 12mo, Eastbourne: 7
August, 1893. Fine. Not in Cohen, The Letters of Lewis Carroll.
Dodgson had met Mrs. Bayly and her little daughter Gladys [b. 1884]

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when they were lodgers in Eastbourne in October, 1891. Gladys had a pen-
chant for drawing — especially horses; Dodgson encouraged her with gifts
of books with pictures, and wrote her a charming, slightly teasing, two-
stanza poem about her equine art (v. Cohen, pp. 866-67).
In this unpublished letter to Gladys’s mother, Dodgson writes:
“… Does Gladys possess ‘Little Thumb’ [by Charles Perrault]? If not, let
me give it her. The pictures (of children) are lovely, & would be good for
her to copy — they differ from ‘Fairies’ in being all draped [underlined].
So she will have both varieties to draw from. Love to her …”
Years later, Gladys wrote an account of her friendship with Dodgson (see
Cohen, pp. 866-67): “… Happy engrossing hours were those I spent with Mr.
Dodgson, when he showed me tricks and puzzles and showed me how to
make a paper pistol that would go off with a bang … I quite clearly recollect
him taking Through the Looking-Glass out of a box of new books and giving it
to me with his name written inside. He wrote to me many times after I left
Eastbourne, although I never saw him again. In return I sent him drawings of
ships and horses which, at that time, I was fond of making. …” Only one let-
ter to Glady herself has survived; this is the only known surviving letter to
her mother, and is apparently unpublished.

. _____. The Game of Logic. By Lewis Carroll. Small 8vo,
London: Macmillan, 1887. Second (First Published) Edition.
Original red cloth, gilt, back inner hinge just splitting, fron-
tispiece and title foxed from tissue guard, else fine. COMPLETE
CARD DIAGRAM and five of the set of nine counters (two gray
and three red). Nice copy. Williams 54; Williams and Madan,
Lewis Carroll Handbook p. 138 (no. 196/170).               $750
An uncommon item. There was a previous edition printed by an Oxford
printer which 'seems to have failed to reach Dodgson's standard, and was
apparently condemmed by him before public issue" (Handbook, p.131).

                   
. DRYDEN, John. The Comedies, Tragedies, and Operas …
Now first Collected together, and Corrected from the Originals. Engraved
portrait frontispiece by Edelinck after Keller, and extra-illus-
trated with later full-page frontispiece for the second volume.
[6], 618; 558 pp. 2 vols. Folio (336 x 196 mm.), London:
Tonson, Thomas Bennet and Richard Wellington, 1701. First
folio edition. Bound in modern half brown morocco over
brown cloth boards, spines lettered in gilt, t.e.g. Brief margin-

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al repairs to both title-pages, folding portrait backed, first few
leaves in first volume partially disbound, pp. 119/120 with tear
from corner, some stray marks and minor toning throughout,
upper cover to first volume mostly detached, upper joint to
second volume with flaking, corners rubbed, head and tail of
spine of both volumes rubbed, bookplates of Julius Joleson
and Paul Buchet. MacDonald 107 a i.                       $1,250
Dryden’s plays were first collected as early as 1682 and many times subse-
quently, though these early editions were simply quarto editions of his plays
bound together with a new general title, and erratic in terms of quality and
completeness. This noble 1701 Tonson folio is not only the the first in this for-
mat, but the first to aim at comprehensiveness and accuracy.

. [EVANS, The Reverend Albert Eubule]. Prince
Maskiloff: A Romance of Modern Oxford. By Roy Tellett. [iv], 294
pp., + 32 pp. publisher’s catalog dated September, 1888, as in
Wolff. 8vo, London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle &
Rivington, 1889. First edition. Bright red cloth, stamped in
black and gilt, front patterned flyleaf excised, else near fine.
Wolff 2103; OCLC locates one copy (HRC).                   $600

    ’ --,   
. FARJEON, Benjamin Leopold. The House of White
Shadows. A Novel. [with:] Great Porter Square: A Mystery Seventh edi-
tion. [with:] In a Silver Sea. New edition. [with:] The Mystery of M.
Felix. A Novel. [with:] The Nine of Hearts. [with] Miser Farebrother.
A Novel. New edition. [With:] The Sacred Nugget. An Australian Story.
Sixth edition. [with:] A Strange Enchantment. 8 vols. 8vo, London:
Ward and Downey, later & Ward, Lock & Co, vd. Later edi-
tions. Bound in uniform contemporary red polished calf and
pebbled boards, marbled edges. Very good.                     $1,750
Each volume , with some variation, “To Joe W. Jefferson [or,
‘Josie’] / With the author’s love / Ben. L. Farjeon.”

Farjeon married Margaret Jane Jefferson, daughter of Joe Jefferson III, one of
the greatest American actors of the 19th century and the archetypal Rip Van

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                   
. FORRESTER, Andrew, Jun. The Revelations of a Private
Detective. [Bound with:] The Streets of London founded upon Dion
Boucicault’s Popular Drama now performing at the Princess’s Theatre.
320; [iii]-vi, 342 pp. 12mo, London: Ward and Lock, 158
Fleet Street; David Bryce, 44, Paternoster Row, 1863; n.d.
[1864]. First editions. Contemporary half purple calf and
marbled boards, edges marbled. Spine toned, some rubbing.
Very good. First title: Sadleir 3529, Hubin p. 153; Second
title: not in BL; only 1 copy in OCLC (UCLA).               $1,000
Forrester’s Revelations of a Private Detective was originally issued in yellow-
backed pictorial boards (Sadleir illustrates the front cover). An early and
popular work, the title was re-issued in 1868.
The Streets of London is an anonymous novelization of a popular play, which
the playwright, actor, and theatrical entrepreneur Dion Boucicault opened at
the Princess’s Theatre on 1 August 1864. “It was his part in the collaborative
composition of The Poor of New York, which opened at Wallack’s to ecstatic
notices on 8 December 1857, that alerted Boucicault not only to the capital
to be made out of vividly staged sensation scenes in melodrama, but also to
the marketability of contemporary events” (ODNB). Back in England in 1863
and facing bankruptcy, Boucicault adapted his New York play to draw large
audiences in Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, and finally, London.

. [GALLARDO, Bartolomé José]. Diccionario Crítico-
Burlesco; del que se Titula “Diccionario Razanado Manual para
Inteligencia de Ciertos Escritores que por Equivocación han Nacido en
España.”. xvi, 138 pp. 12mo, Madrid: En la Imprenta de
Repullés, 1812. First (?) Madrid edition (first published in
Cadiz, 1811). Mottled Spanish calf, rubbed at extremities.
From librarian, book thief, staunch republican, anti-cleric, and Spanish
Romantic, Bartolomé José Gallardo (1776-1852), this irreverent swipe at
ruling taste and power landed the author in jail and eventually precipitat-
ed his exile to London. An early edition, probably the first printed in
“Posiblemente uno de los libros más malditos de la historia de la literatura
española” (from preface to 1995 reprint).

. GODWIN, William. Mandeville. A Tale of the Seventeenth
Century in England. xii, 306; [iv], 316; [iv], 367, [1] pp. 3 vols.

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12mo, Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.
and Longman, Hunt, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817. First
edition, with half-titles. New boards, ex-lib stamp to verso of
title pages, some light foxing throughout; near fine. Garside,
Raven and Schöwerling 1817: 29; Tinker 1084; Wolff 2588;
Summers, p. 398.                                        $1,000
Godwin’s Gothic novel, inspired partly by Wieland by Charles Brockdon
Brown, and by Joanna Baillie. “Written like all his novels in the first person
the book attempts to show how obsession leads to madness. Godwin sought
to trace the breakdown of personality from within … [Mandeville] is an open-
ly avowed exploration of the subconscious mind which gradually overrides
and destroys conscious rationality … Mandeville … is an essay in one of the
great themes of romanticism” — St. Clair, The Godwins and the Shelleys, p. 440.

. GOLDENSKY, E[lias], photographer. Portrait photo-
graph of author Ian Maclaren, three-quarter length seated, in
jacket with top hat in hand. Gelatin silver print, triple mount-
ed, with C. Houston Goudis blind stamp and Goldensky blind
stamp on mount,  by Maclaren beneath image
(“Yours Faithfully, Ian Maclaren”). Image: 6¼ x 4½ in,
Philadelphia, C. Houstin Goudiss, 1907. Fine, with some ton-
ing and edgewear to mount.                                 $500
Maclaren was the pseudonym of Presbyterian pastor and Scotsman John
Watson (1850-1907). He earned popular (but decidedly not critical) success
in 1894 with Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush — “The combination of sentimen-
tality, humour, and religion in a rural Scottish setting proved a successful
formula both in Britain and North America and Watson achieved instant
fame” (ODNB).
Maclaren also enjoyed great popularity in the United States as a lecturer. This
photograph, by the prominent Philadelphia portrait photographer Elias
Goldensky captures Maclaren during his third and final American lecture
tour. Often in ill-health, he would suffer a fatal case of tonsilitis during the
tour and die unexpectedly in Iowa.

. GRAY, Thomas. Designs by Mr. R. Bently, for Six Poems by
Mr. T. Gray. Title vignette, 6 engraved plates, 12 engraved
head- and tail-pieces and 6 engraved initials in text; 35, [1] ff.
+ [4] pp. “Explanation of the Prints” [by Horace Walpole]
bound at rear. Folio, London: Printed for R. Dodsley, in Pall-
mall, 1753. First edition, first printing, with “Drawings, &c.”

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on half-title. Contemporary calf gilt, covers with roll-tooled
dogtooth and floral border, spine in seven compartments, rich-
ly gilt, red morocco lettering piece, marbled edges and endpa-
pers, bookplates; joints cracked, extremities worn and rubbed,
closed horizontal tear across f. 6 repaired on verso, scattered
faint foxing to text, in all a very good plus copy. Northrup 178;
Stokes, p. 43; Hazen (w) 42; Rothschild 1061.             $1,000
The curious title, which places the emphasis on the “Designs” rather than the
“Poems” was done at Gray’s insistence, as he was wary of advertising this
miscellaneous volume as a new collection. Most of the poems had appeared
first elsewhere, though the delighful illustrations are new, as is “A Long

                             
. [GRENVILLE-MURRAY, Reginald Temple
Strange Clare Nugent]. Prince Roderick. By James Brinsley-
Richards [pseud.]. 3 vols. 8vo, London: Richard Bentley, 1889.
First edition. Original red cloth, spines gilt, gilt coronet on
upper boards. Spines slightly faded, small tear at top of one
joint, hinges cracked but firm. Very good. Not in Sadleir or
Wolff (but cf. Wolff 5789, note).                        $1,250
Novel based upon the extraordinary career of the mad king of Bavaria.
The author was the Times correspondent in Vienna and Berlin. He “changed
his name from Reginald Temple S. C. Nugent Grenville-Murray; he was the
son of [novelist] Eustace Clare Grenville Murray, illegitimate son of the 2d
Duke of Buckingham and Chandos … Both father and son were obviously
infatuated with Dukes” (Wolff ). His other books include Seven Years at Eton,
1857-1864 and The Duke’s Marriage.

                           
. HAGGARD, H. Rider. She. A History of Adventure. With
32 illustrations by Maurice Griffenhagen and H.M. Kerr. 8vo,
New York: Longman, Green and Co, 1896. “New edition”
(first published 1887). Original gray linen decorated in red
and lettered in black. Spine a bit darkened, endpapers with
residue of cellotape.                                  $850
 boldly by Haggard on the flyleaf, in ink: “H. Rider Haggard.”

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. HARRIS, Joel Chandler. Uncle Remus His Songs and
Sayings. The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation. With illustrations by
Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. 291, [1] + 8 pp.
(ads). 8vo, New York: D. Appleton And Company, 1881. First
edition, first issue with “presumptive” for “presumptuous” in
the last line, page 9, and with no mention of this book in the
ads at the back of the book. Original green pictorial cloth,
upper cover stamped in gilt and black. Beautiful copy, in a
quarter green morocco slipcase with chemise. BAL 7100;
Grolier One Hundred 83.                                     $8,500
Unusually lovely copy of this American classic. “The instant success of this
first Uncle Remus book caused the greatest flood of dialect literature the
country had known …” (Grolier 100).

               ..    -
. _____. Uncle Remus: His Songs And His Sayings. 112 illustra-
tions by A.B. Frost. xxi, 265 (+6 ads) pp. 8vo, New York: D.
Appleton and Company, 1895. New and revised edition, with
a new Preface by Harris, and the first edition with A.B. Frost’s
illustrations. .       ,  
  . Full gilt-stamped vellum. Fine copy. BAL
7131.                                                    $3,250
One of the wonderful books of American illustration, in its rarest and most
desirable state. Frost’s pictures of Brer Rabbit, Brer Bear, Brer Fox, and
friends, have stamped themselves so indelibly into the collective uncon-
scious of the nation that it is impossible to imagine Harris’s tales without
evoking those images. Harris saw this from the beginning, and acknowl-
edges it in his “Preface and Dedication to the New edition,” printed here
for the first time (and signed by Harris in this large paper issue):
        “…it would be no mystery at all if this new edition were to be more pop-
     ular than the old one. Do you know why? Because you have taken it under
     your hand and made it yours. Because you have breathed the breath of life
     into these amiable brethren of wood and field. Because, by a stroke here
     and a touch there, you have conveyed into their quaint antics the illumina-
     tion of your own inimitable humor, which is as true to our sun and soil as
     it is to the spirit and essence of the matter set forth.”
          “The book was mine, but now you have made it yours, sap and pith.
     Take it, my dear Frost, and believe me, faithfully yours,
    “[signed in ink] Joel Chandler Harris.”

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. HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Works
[spine title]. Frontispiece and title-page vignettes to some vols.
14 vols. 8vo, Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868. First collect-
ed edition, 1868 third printing, of the “Tinted edition”; 280
copies of each volume printed. Publisher’s green blind-
stamped cloth, spines gilt with decorative floral motif around
spine title (Ticknor format D) Light rubbing to a few vols., con-
temporary owner’s signature to brown endpapers, else a fine
set. Clark B1.                                            $4,000
A pretty set — the first collected edition of Hawthorne’s works, first issued
in October 1864 in an edition of 500 copies; in September, 1865, 288 copies;
and here, July, 1868, in 280 copies. It was initially advertised as the “Tinted
Edition” from the parchment tint of the laid paper.

. [HAYWOOD, Mrs. Eliza Fowler]. The Secret History of
the Present Intrigues of the Court of Caramania. [1] f. (blank), [vi],
348 pp. 8vo, London: Printed: And Sold by the Booksellers
of London and Westminster, 1727. The second edition, cor-
rected (with a 2 pp. key). Contemporary paneled calf,
rebacked. Joints slightly rubbed. Fine. McBurney 213a. $500
Satire of the court of the Prince of Wales (later George II) by Eliza Haywood
(?1693-1756), author and actress, whose “best-known political writings are her
scandalous memoirs” (ODNB).

. HEINE, Heinrich. The Prose and Poetical Works of Heinrich
Heine. Translated by Charles Godfrey Leland. With plates in two
states. 20 vols. 8vo, New York: Croscup and Sterling
Company, 1902. Düsseldorf edition, number 15 of 250 copies
printed on Holland Paper. Bound in three-quarter blue
morocco with gilt stamping and red morocco floral onlays.
Some rubbing, especially at heads of spines.             $2,250

. HODGSON, William Hope. Captain Gault. Being the
Exceedingly Private Log of a Sea-Captain. [i]-xi, [xii, blank], 13-303
pp. 8vo, London: Eveleigh Nash Company Limited, 1917.
First edition. Red cloth, spine and upper board titled in black.

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Text block somewhat toned. Very good.                     Hubin, p. 207;
Currey, p. 242.                                                  $2,250
Collection of crime stories, narrated by the scrupulous smuggler and ladies’
man, Captain Gault. Scarce.

. _____. The House on the Borderland and other novels. Tall 8vo,
Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1946. First Arkham
House edition. Black cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Fine in fine,
fresh dust jacket with illustration by Hannes Bok. Currey p.
242; Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy. The 100 Best Books
(for 1908 ed.).                                         $1,000
Beautiful copy of the Arkham House edition, which collects The House on the
Borderland (1908) as well as The Boats of the ‘Glen Carrig’ (1907), The Ghost
Pirates (1909), and The Night Land (1912).

. HOLCROFT, Thomas. The Adventures of Hugh Trevor. 4
vols. 12mo, Dublin: Printed for H. Colbert, 1795-1798. First
Irish edition. Contemporary calf. ESTC N29516. $1,250

         
. HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. Our Hundred Days in Europe.
8vo, Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, The Riverside
Press, 1887. First American edition following very shortly
after the English edition. BAL binding B, priority undeter-
mined. Original dark green,cloth, beveled edges, winged urn
in gilt on upper cover, in blind on lower, top edge gilt, blue-
black coated endpapers, 14 pages publisher’s advertisements at
back. Slightest rubbing of cloth, one leaf with minute tear in
margin (carelessly opened). Near fine. BAL 9006.       $1,000
 with the concluding stanzas of The Broken Circle (at p. 172 in the
present volume):
                        Cold is the Druid’s altar-stone,
                      Its vanished flame no more returns,
                     But ours no chilling damp has known,
                     Unchanged, unchanging still it burns

                         So let our broken circle stand
                       A wreck, a remnant, yet the same

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                     While one last, loving, faithful hand
                      Still lives to feed its altar flame

                          Oliver Wendell Holmes
                         Boston, March 17th 1888

Tipped in at the back is a leaf in the author’s hand: “J.R. Kendall Esq, 29
Pemberton Square, With the thanks of O. W. Holmes”.

                                 
. HOUGHTON, Miss Mary [Arnald]. The Mysteries of
the Forest. iv, 284; [ii], 326; [ii], 324 pp. 3 vols. 12mo, London:
Printed and Published by T. Gillet, Crown-Court, Fleet-Street,
1810. First edition. Contemporary quarter red morocco and
boards. Gift inscription dated 1834 on flyleaf. Boards
detached. Small paper flaw at last leaf of vol. I (old adhesion
masking a few letters), old paper repair to title of vol. III, else
very good. Garside et al 1810:56 ( ; citing publisher as
A.K. Newman?, from Summers); Summers, p. 434 (citing pub-
lisher as Minerva-Press: A. K. Newman). Not in BL; OCLC
65621839 (one copy: Univ. of Alberta).                       $4,000
Garside records this as published by Newman on the basis of the citation
in Summers, while noting the presence of the Gillett printer’s imprint in
each volume of the 1822 second edition.
Very rare.

. HUGO, Victor. Autograph Document, signed (“Victor
Hugo”) being a promissory note for 1,000 francs, to be col-
lected from his publisher (“M. Renduel, 22, r. des grands
augustins”). Black and red ink on a single sheet. 4½ x 8½
inches, N.p. [Paris?]: 16 novembre 1835. Matted and framed
with portrait. Fine, compact example - with his bold signature
- of the great French playwright-poet-novelist’s handwriting, at
age 33.                                                   $600

. HUNT, Leigh. Collection of 35 first and early editions
of his works, in 47 vols. 8vo & 12mo, all published in London
(except as noted below), 1801-1870. Uniformly bound in
turn-of-the-century full green crushed morocco, spines elabo-

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rately gilt in compartments, by Rivière & Son. A few volumes
with mild foxing at ends, spines evenly toned to brown and
some sunning to covers, a few covers with little nicks or
scrapes, but generally quite free from shelfwear, and as a whole
very attractive.                                          $9,500
Comprising: Juvenilia. J. Whiting, 1801. Frontispiece. Half-title. • Criticial
Essays. John Hunt, 1807. Half-title. With prospectus for The Examiner, 1 ad
pp. • The Descent of Liberty, A Mask. Gale, Curtis & Fenner, 1815. Half-title.
• The Story of Rimini, A Poem. Murray, et al., 1816. Half-title. • Foliage. C & J
Ollier, 1818. • Amyntas, A Tale of the Woods. T & J Allman, 1820.
Frontispiece. Half-title. • The Months descriptive of the Successive Beauties of the
Year. C & J Ollier, 1821. Half-title. • Ultra-Crepidarius; a Satire. John Hunt,
1823. Half-title. 2 ad pp. • Lord Byron and some of his Contemporaries. Colburn,
1828. 2 volumes. Frontispieces. 2d edition. • Bacchus in Tuscany. Hunt, 1825.
Half-title. 2 ad pp. • The Poetical Works. Moxon, 1832. Half-title. 2 ad pp. •
Sir Ralph Esher. Colburn & Bentley, 1832. 3 volumes. • The Seer; or Common-
Places Refreshed. Moxon, 1840. • A Legend of Florence. Moxon, 1840. • The
Palfrey; A Love Story of Old Times. How & Parsons, 1842. • Imagination and
Fancy. Smith, Elder, 1844. • The Poetical Works. Moxon, 1844. • Stories from the
Italian Poets. Chapman & Hall, 1846. 2 volumes. • Wit and Humour. Smith,
Elder, 1846. Half-title. • Men, Women, and Books. Smith, Elder, 1847. 2 vol-
umes. Frontispiece. • A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla. Smith, Elder, 1848.
Illus. by Richard Doyle including additional engraved title-page. 12 ad pp.
• The Town. Smith, Elder, 1848. 2 volumes. Half-titles. 4 ad pp. (Vol 2 with
narrow stain to top margin.) • Readings for Railways. Gilpin, 1849. Publisher’s
catalogue present. • A Book for a Corner. Chapman & Hall, 1849. 2 volumes.
• The Autobiography. Smith, Elder, 1850. 3 volumes. Frontispieces in each
volume (one detached, one a little chipped). Half-titles. • Table-Talk. Smith,
Elder, 1851. Half-title. • The Religion of the Heart. Chapman, 1853. Half-title.
• Stories in Verse. Routledge, 1855. Frontispiece. Half-title. • The Old Court
Suburb. Hurst & Blackett, 1855. 2 volumes. • A Saunter through the West End.
Hurst & Blackett, 1861. • The Correspondence. Smith, Elder, 1852. 2 volumes.
Photographic frontispiece. • The Book of the Sonnet. Boston: Roberts
Brothers, 1867. 2 volumes. With two etched portraits by William Evarts
Benjamin. Edited with S. Adams Lee. Limited edition, 1 of 100 copies. • A
Tale for a Chimney Corner. Hotten, [1867]. • A Day by the Fire. Sampson, Low,
1870. • Essays. Scott, 1887. Later ed.
Substantial collection of the works of a writer who, as “Hazlitt said in The
Spirit of the Age (1825)… ‘improves upon acquaintance’; everyone can gain
from knowing him better” (Nicholas Roe, ODNB).

. JEFFERIES, Richard. Jack Brass, Emperor of England. 12
pp. 8vo, London: T. Pettit And Co, 1873. First edition of the

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author’s first separately published work of fiction. Brown
wrappers, printed on front. Some wear to spine. Sadleir 1310;
NCBEL 3:1061.                                         $1,500

. _____. Suez-Cide!! Or, How Miss Britannia Bought a Dirty
Puddle and Lost Her Sugar-Plums. 20 pp. 12mo, London: John
Snow, 1876. First edition. Magenta wrappers, printed in
black on front. Some toning, else fine. Sadleir 1316. $1,250

. KIPLING, Rudyard. ‘Captains Courageous’. With illustra-
tions by I.W. Taber. viii, 245, [1], [2, ads] pp. 8vo, London:
Macmillan, 1897. First edition. Original blue gilt-pictorial
cloth. Brilliant copy, in a blue cloth sliding case, with chemise.
Stewart 163; Livingston 137.                               $2,500

                     
. [LAMB, Lady Caroline]. Glenarvon. [ii], 295; [ii], 390;
[ii], 322 pp., lacking half-titles 3 vols. 12mo, London: Henry
Colburn, 1816. First edition. Contemporary half calf and
marbled boards, spine of vol. I defective (missing top half); vol
II neatly rebacked; endsheets of all three volumes slightly spot-
ted. A good copy, however, with a contemporary provenance:
from the libraries of “Dowager Lady Vernon, with her signa-
ture, dated 1816, on each title page; and Edward Lord
Suffield, with his bookplate (both likely acquaintances of
Lamb and Byron). Wolff 3938 (lacking half-titles).       $1,500
Lady Caroline Lamb’s notorious and deliriously written roman à clé, to exact
her revenge on Byron for her seduction and abandonment. When our pro-
tagonist Calantha encounters Ruthven Glenarvon (i.e., Byron), her help-
lessness is described thus:
“The eye of the rattle-snake, it has been said, once fixed upon its victim, over-
powers it with terror and alarm: the bird, thus charmed, dares not attempt its
escape; it sings its last sweet lay; flutters its little pinions in the air, then falls
like a shot before its destroyer, unable to fly from his fascination. Calantha

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bowed, therefore with the rest, pierced to the heart at once by the madden-
ing power that destroys alike the high and low; but she liked not the wily turn
of his eye, the contemptuous sneer of his curling lip, the soft passionless
tones of his voice …”

              “ ,   ,
                      ”
. LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth. Autograph
Manuscript, fair copy, of “The Children’s Hour,” signed
(“Henry W. Longfellow”). 4 pp. manuscript inlaid to size,
extra-illustrated with 2 engraved portraits, an engraved view of
Longfellow’s Cambridge home, and a letterpress printed edi-
tion of the poem. 4to, n.p: March 10, 1864. Full red moroc-
co gilt, front cover with triple gilt rule border with decorative
floral cornerpieces around central gilt title, spine titled in gilt,
silk moiré endpapers, a.e.g. by C. Walters. Joints lightly
rubbed, faint traces of dampstain to inner hinges (bottom two
inches only, not affecting contents), small repaired tear on one
mount. Provenance: Estate of Katherine Graham. $12,500
Beautiful presentation of this fair copy by Longfellow of one of his most
delightful poems, “The Children’s Hour”

                        Descending the broad hall stair,
                      Grave Alice, and laughing Allegra,
                          And Edith with golden hair.
                         A whisper, and then a silence:
                        Yet I know by their merry eyes
                     They are plotting and planning together
                            To take me by surprise.
                         I have you fast in my fortress,
                          And will not let you depart,
                      But put you down into the dungeon
                       In the round-tower of my heart.
                                     [ … ].

. _____. The Courtship of Miles Standish, and Other Poems. 215
pp. + [12] pp. publisher’s catalogue dated October, 1858.
12mo, Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1858. First American edi-

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tion. Original brown cloth, slight fraying to spine ends;
Waverley Novels ad tipped in front, two contemporary newspa-
per clippings laid in and another pasted on verso of front free
endpaper, small puncture marks to preliminaries from removal
of staple, contemporary signatures in pencil to title page; in
brown morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. BAL 12122.

. _____. The Song of Hiawatha. 316 pp., + 12 pp. ads, dated
November 1855. 8vo, Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1855.
First edition, first printing, with the points as per Blanck.
Brown cloth, gilt lettered spine. Superb copy, clean and tight.
BAL 12112.                                               $750
Influenced by Schoolcraft and other writers of Indian folk-lore and legends,
Longfellow created his poem based upon the legendary Hiawatha.

. MADOX-BROWN, Oliver. The Dwale Bluth Hebditch’s
Legacy and Other Literary Remains. Edited by William M. Rossetti and
F. Hueffer. With a Memoir and Two Portraits by Ford Madox
Brown. 296; 308 pp. 2 vols. 8vo, London: Tinsley Brothers,
1876. First edition. Cloth. Wolff 880; Wolff, Strange Stories, pp.
37-44; not in Sadleir.                                        $650
[Bound with:] [RYMER, James Malcolm]. The First False Step. A Novel.
London: Edward Lloyd, 1846. 22 wood-engraved illustrations to text; [ii],
174 pp. First edition, bound from 22 penny parts. Ono 122; James & Smith
551; Summers, p. 325; Medcraft 98.
Summers and Medcraft attribute the second work to Thomas Peckett Prest.
The section title ascribes the work to the author of Varney, The Vampyre, now
generally attributed to Rymer.

                    
. [MATHEWS, Eliza Kirkham?]. What Has Been. A
Novel. By Mrs. Mathews … Two volumes in one. 312 pp. 12mo,
Alexandria, [D.C.]: Printed by Cotton and Stewart, 1803.
First American edition. Early 19th-century blue cloth (possi-
bly remainder binding, ca. 1830?), with printed paper label on
spine. Early owner’s inscription of Charles James Grant,

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Palmyra, New York, on the front free endpaper. Binding a bit
shaken, text occasionally spotted or stained; overall, however,
very good. Shaw & Shoemaker 4622; Garside & Shöwerling
1802:48 (First English edition); Summers, p. 554 (“The first lit-
erary attempt of a lady”).                                $750
First published anonymously by the Minerva Press in 1801, it has been
attributed to Eliza Kirkham Mathews (1772-1802) solely on the basis of
this American edition of 1803, whose title-page reads “by Mrs. Mathews.”
According to the ODNB, “Her most important work during this period is the
novel What has been (1801), a realistic treatment of the vicissitudes of a
woman writer, the sole support of a husband and baby, as she peddles to pub-
lishers her ‘found’ manuscript about a doomed female forebear. In a reversal
of the male Bildungsroman this novel features the motif of women wanderers
coming of age as they starve and narrate their lives to other women …
Several novels, thematically similar, appeared posthumously: Ellinor, or, The
Young Governess (1809); Griffith Abbey, or, Memoirs of Eugenia (1808); and
Adelaide, or, Trials of Fortitude (1813)” (ODNB).

                    
. MAUPASSANT, Guy de. Notre Cœur. [4], 300 pp. 12mo,
Paris: Paul Ollendorf, 1890. First edition. Quarter blue cloth
and marbled paper boards. Binding slightly rubbed, but
sound, text block quite clean; with the original yellow wrap-
pers bound in, in custom clamshell box. Vicaire V, p. 622;
Carteret II, p. 122.                                   $8,500
Magnificent association copy, inscribed simply on the half-title:
                            “José Maria de Hérédia
                                   “son ami
                             “Guy de Maupassant”
It was to Hérédia that Maupassant famously said, “I entered this literary
life like a meteor and will leave it like a bolt of lighting.” The Parnassien
poet Hérédia, master of the French sonnet, was one of Maupassant’s clos-
est literary friends and correspondents, and Hérédia witnessed that mete-
oric decade (1880-1890) of Maupassant’s creative energy, as well as his
tragic demise. Already, in 1884, Maupassant had dedicated his story
“Garçon, un bock!” to his friend; and here, at the peak of his creative pow-
ers, he inscribes this copy of his penultimate book and his last novel, to his
old friend.
Less than a year later Maupassant was considered insane, and he died in
1893 from complications of the syphilis he had contracted in his early days.
Seven years after his death, it was his friend José Maria de Hérédia who

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delivered the commemorative oration in Rouen, at the unveiling of a
memorial bust to the great Normand writer.
A superb and moving association.

. MERRICK, Leonard. Violet Moses. [iv], 284; [iv], 272;
[iv], 236 pp., + [4] pp. catalog. 3 vols. 8vo, London: Richard
Bentley and Son, 1891. First edition, with half-titles. Covers
of light blue cloth lettered in dark blue, dark blue spine let-
tered in gilt, edges marbled blue and white. Slight soiling visi-
ble to the light blue covers, minimal shelf wear to extremities.
Very good. Wolff 4755; Sadleir 1712.                       $750
Merrick (1864-1939) turned to writing after an unsuccessful attempt at mak-
ing a living on the stage. His second novel, Violet Moses, “satirically draws
upon the Anglo-Jewish background of the St John’s Wood and Maida Vale
areas of late Victorian London” (ODNB). His writing never achieved much
favor with the public though it was highly esteemed by other writers —
Sadleir called him an “author’s author.”

. MORGAN, Lady, [Sydney Owenson]. France. xvi,
[iv], 416; vii, [i], 413, [1], clxxx pp., + [4] pp. ads. 2 vols. 8vo,
London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 1817. Second edition,
with half-titles. Bound in half brown contemporary polished
calf. Fine. Wolff 4910 (2nd ed. only); Sadleir 1771 (for 1st ed.,
published the same year).                                      $500

. (PENNY DREADFUL) [Anonymous]. The Wild Boys
of Paris; or, the Mysteries of the Vaults of Death. Translated from the
Records of the French Police. Illustrated with 23 wood-engravings.
[ii, general title and specimen page], 182 pp. 8vo, London:
Newsagents’ Publishing Company, 147, Fleet Street, E.C,
1866. First edition, from 23 penny parts. Contemporary
green cloth, spine gilt-lettered, light soiling to boards, else near
fine. Ono 363; James & Smith 688; Summers, p. 557. $600

                         
. RACINE, Jean. Œuvres complètes … nouvelle édition.
Portrait by Santerre engraved by Gaucher, plus 12 engraved

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plates after drawings by Lebarbier. 4 vols. 8vo, Paris: Didot
jeune, 1796.   , with plates before letters and
legends printed on tissue. Full red straight-grained morocco,
gilt-lettered spines, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Cohen-De Ricci
849.                                                   $1,250

. ROGERS, Lieut-Col. Ebenezer. A Modern Sphinx. A
Novel. With 7 plates (2 of James Barry.) xvi, [8], 319, [1]; [4],
292; [4], 314, [3] pp. Printed by A. Schulze 13, Poland Street.
Thick 8vo, [London: The Author, 1895]. Edition deluxe,
bound from the sheets of the original edition with Maxwell
1881 title pages retained for vols. I & II. Limited to 250 copies
according to p. xii of the Introduction. With errata. Original
red cloth, spine faded and edgeworn, rear cover chewed at
bottom edge, front hinge repaired. Very good. Not in Sadleir
or Wolff.                                                   $500
Uncommon deluxe edition, bound from the first edition sheets. Rogers
served with Dr. James Barry, a male impersonator who served in the British
Army, rising to the appointment of Inspector-General of Hospitals, and serv-
ing under Wellington at Waterloo, without ever revealing her true identity.
The new preface contains reminiscenes about her from other officers with
whom she served.

                           
. ROSSETTI, Christina. Speaking Likenesses. With Pictures
thereof by Arthur Hughes. Frontispiece, title page vignette, ten
illustrations. viii, 96 pp. 8vo, London: Macmillan and Co,
1874. First edition, later state of binding, with rare dust jack-
et. Original blue cloth, spine titled in gilt original pale blue
pictorial dust jacket. Some minor soiling to board edges and
bottom edge of endsheets, else very good in professionally con-
served dust jacket with archival tissue support at folds and
edges (small marginal losses supplied). Ashley 4:102; Colbeck,
Christina Rossetti, 15; Osborne 386 (“both the plot and the
illustrations bear a strong resemblance to ‘Alice in
Wonderland’”); Ray 181.                                  $2,500
A rare and early dust jacket. The first state of the binding had a gilt vignette
by Hughes on the upper board, here the cover is blank.

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. [RUSSELL, William]. Leaves from the Diary of a Law-
Clerk. By the Author of ‘Recollections of a Detective Police Officer, &c.
12mo, London: J. & C. Brown, Ave-Maria Lane, [1857]. First
edition. Contemporary mulberry cloth, leather spine label.
Spine faded, slightly cocked, else fine. Sadleir 3525;
Glover/Green 455 (pp. 116-7).                                      $500

. [RUSSELL, William]. The Recollections of a Policeman. By
Thomas Waters, an Inspector of the London Detective Corps. 238 pp.
12mo, New York: Cornish, Lamport & Co., Publishers, no. 8,
Park Place, 1852. First edition (preceding the London edition
by four years). Contemporary half green calf and marbled
boards. Extremities slightly rubbed. Very good. Queen’s
Quorum 2; for London ed., cf. Sadleir 3509.                  $750
Pirated collection — from “some of our American magazines” — of these
detective stories by Russell, preceding the London edition by four years.

            ,   
. SAND, George. Elle et Lui. [vi], 310 pp. 8vo, Paris:
Michael Lévy Frères, 1869. “Sixième édition,” from Michael
Lévy Frères edition of the Oeuvres de George Sand. Quarter green
morocco and boards. Rebacked preserving backstrip. With the
bookplate of Henry Harrisse. Fine (occasional spotting).
Inscribed on the half-title, “A mon ami / Henry Harrisse / George Sand /
Juin 72.”
A remarkablee association copy of Sand’s book, which deals with her
famous affair with Alfred de Musset. The great collector of Americana,
Henry Harrisse, was introduced to Sand by Flaubert, whom Harrisse
greatly admired. In a letter of 4 March, 1867 (Letter 50 in the Sand-
Flaubert Letters, trans. by A.L. McKenzie) she writes that “The AMERI-
CAN [i.e., Henry Harrisse.] in question is charming. He has, literally
speaking, a passion for you, and he writes me that after seeing you he likes
you even more, which doesn’t surprise me …” Sand and Harrisse became
close friends, as her inscription and his annotations in this very copy make
Tipped to the front of the book are 4pp. of extremely interesting notes of
biographical import in Harrisse’s hand regarding Sand’s concern for the

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disposition of her correspondence with Alfred de Musset, Alexandre
Dumas, and Sainte Beuve. In a note initialed “H.H.” and dated “9 janvier
1881,” Harrisse writes [tranlated from his French]:
      “When George Sand sold her little house in Palaiseau, she asked me to go
    with her to help gather up the papers and letters she had left behind there
    in a closet in a back room. We went, I helped her put all the papers in order,
    and we brought them back to Paris. On the way back on the train she spoke
    a good deal about Alfred de Musset [Sand’s famous lover].
      “She was afraid that her correspondence with him would, after her death,
    fall into the hands of Solange [Sand’s estranged daughter], and that the
    latter would exercise a control over it in a way which would tarnish her
    future reputation …”
Harrisse continues with fascinating accounts of Sand’s remarks on Dumas,
Dumas’ remarks to Harrisse concerning Sand, Sainte-Beuve’s remarks to
him concerning his correspondence with her, etc., etc. Tipped to the final
leaf are three newspaper clippings from January, 1881, printing letters
from Maurice Sand [her son] and others regarding George Sand’s letters.
Likewise, on the verso of the front free endpaper and on both sides of the
flyleaf, Harrisse has written several notes, dating from 1873, regarding her
affair with Musset; and another newspaper clipping regarding the death of
Sand’s private secretary, Emile Aucante, to whom Sand left the correspon-
dence from Musset.
Also tipped in to the rear of the volume: a 2pp. ALS from Solange Sand (1828-
1899), 16 January, 1881, to Harrisse, thanking him for the information, and
inviting him to spend an evening at her house; an ANS from Arnèd Bareme
presenting “ce précieux volume,” thanking him, and inquiring “do you know
who has the letter from George Sand to Paiello, in Italian, in which she talks
about Musset’s disease?”; a clipped auction description of the Paiello letter
from a sale catalogue; and the bookplate of Edward Wasserman, designed by
Marie Laurencin.

. SAVAGE, Timothy              [pseudonym]. The Amazonian
Republic, Recently Discovered in the Interior of Peru … 177 pp.
12mo, New York: Published by Samuel Colman, (for the
Author.), 1842. First edition. Recent quarter black morocco
and marbled boards. Stamp of the Manhattan Library on
title-page and p. 103, occasional light staining to coner of text
block. Very good plus. Wright I, 2315; Bleiler (1978), p. 175;
Reginald 12713; Negley, Utopian Literature 1001.           $800
Savage was supposedly a Member of the Philosophical Society of
Williamsburgh and the Antiquarian Academy of Staten Island. This satire
is considered by some researchers to be the first American feminist fantasy.

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            —   ’ 
. [SCOTT, Sir Walter]. Ivanhoe; A Romance. [vi], xxxiii,
[i], 298; [iv], 327, [1]; [iv], 371. [1] pp., + 3 pp. catalogue.
With half-titles. 3 vols. 8vo, Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald
Constable and Co. … and Hurst, Robinson, and Co. 90,
Cheapside, London, 1820. First edition, first issue. Original
boards and paper labels, joints cracked, spines creased and
chipped, labels darkened and chipped, internally very clean.
In custom half morocco slipcase and chemise. Worthington 8;
Van Antwerp 9; Todd & Bowden 140Aa. Provenance: Fifth
Duke of Buccleuch,    (“Duke of Buccleuch /
Lagholin Lodge”) to front boards and pastedowns.         $6,000
First edition in original publisher’s boards, belonging to the young Fifth
Duke of Buccleuch, Walter Francis Montagu-Douglas-Scott (1806-1884).
His father, Charles Montagu-Scott (1772-1819), was a close friend and
patron of Scott’s, to whom the author dedicated his Minstrelsy of the Scottish
Border. The Fourth Duke of Buccleuch helped Scott to his post of sheriff-
depute of Selkirkshire and guaranteed a loan of £4000 which Scott used
to “repurchase the copyright of ‘The Lady of the Lake’ and ‘Rokeby’ from
John Ballantyne & Co., thus putting £4000 into the business to keep it sol-
vent” (ODNB). Of his friend, Scott wrote “we had many feelings and pur-
suits in common and perhaps it is uncommon for two men so different in
rank to have lived more intimately and familiarly” (letter to Lady Abercorn,
Nov. 1819). Scott purchased land abutting the Buccleuch estate and upon
the death of his friend the Duke became involved in preserving the inter-
ests of the family and in overseeing the education of his late friend’s son.
“The little Buccleuch turns out a goodly youth with fine points of sense and
generosity about him. A better selected course of reading & still more of
conversation will do very much for him” (letter to Lady Louisa Stuart, Feb.
Scott was himself a descendant of the Lords of Buccleuch and explored his
family lineage in “The Lay of the Last Minstrel.”
A superb association, in original condition.

                          
. _____. Redgauntlet. A Tale of the Eighteenth Century. By the
Author of “Waverley.” Half-titles present in all volumes, vol. I P4
& P8 are cancels; undated four-page Constable catalogue at
end of the third volume. 3 vols. 8vo, Edinburgh: Archibald
Constable, 1824. First edition. Original drab boards, paper

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spine labels, uncut. Slightly rubbed (vol. I spine label with
some splitting). In black half morocco slipcase. Todd 178Aa;
Worthington 17.                                         $650

. _____. St. Ronan’s Well. Half-titles present in all volumes,
terminal blanks in vols. I & II, with 4 pp. publisher’s advertise-
ments at end of Vol. III. 3 vols. 8vo, Edinburgh: Printed for
Archibald Constable and Co. [Printed by James Ballantyne
and Co.], 1824. First edition. Original drab boards, printed
paper spine labels, uncut. Spine labels a bit dull, short split at
head of vol. I, else fine. In black morocco slipcase and chemis-
es. Todd 171Aa; Worthington 16.                             $550

165a. STERNE, Laurence. The Life and Opinions of Tristram
Shandy, Gentleman … Vol I, E5 printed black on bth sides, l6 a
cancel; Vol. III with engraved frontispiece by Ravel after
Hogarth, captioned “Vol. 4 page 112”, inserted leaf with mar-
bling on both sides between L4 and 5; Vol. IV L1v paginated
146, L2r paginated 156 and so on, so that for the remainder
of the volumes even numbers are on rectos and odd numbers
on versos; Vol. V with A1 blank; Vol. VI with L2r (p. 147) left
blank for the reader’s imaginary portrait of widow Wadman;
Vol. VII, with 3-line errata printed on verso of titl; Vol IX
dedication pages in setting A. 9 vols. 12mo, London: Printed
for J. Dodsley [T. Becket and J.A. Dehondt], 1760 (Vols. I and
II); 1761 (III and IV); 1762 (V and VI); 1765 (VII and VIII);
and 1767 (IX). First edition. Variously bound in four con-
temporary bindings: Vols. I and II in polished calf with red let-
tering-pieces and gilt-numbered spines; Vol. III in marbled
paper boards, calf spine with red and green lettering-pieces
(joints rubbed); Vols. IV-VIII in speckled calf, gilt spine with
red and green lettering-pieces; and Vol. IX in contemporary
calf, floral gilt spines with olive-green lettering pieces (joints
rubbed), with supra-libros on upper cover. Bookplate of John
Mill of Old Montrose in Vols. IV-VIII; printed label of B. and
M. Leslie (Vol. VIII); and bookplate of Samuel Ireland,

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engraver, author and father of forger William Henry Ireland
(Vol. IX). A mixed set from various sources, internally fresh,
crisp, and clean, with all half-titles present as called for (Vols.
IV, V, VI, and IX). Rothschild 1970; Tinker 1973.          $7,000
A very desirable copy — increasingly difficult to find — of the first edition
of this jewel of English (and world) literature, SIGNED by Sterne on the
first pages of Vols. V, VII and IX.

                 
. STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Body-Snatcher.
Illustrated. 16mo, New York: The Merriam Company, 1895.
First edition. Violet cloth. Fine copy, signed by the poet,
“Eugene Field, Chicago Sept. 14, 1895.” Custom morocco
backed slipcase and chemise. McKay (Beinecke collection)
608.                                                  $2,250
First separate publication of this Stevenson novella. Handsome copy with
good provenance.

          ’ , :  
. (STOWE, Harriet Beecher) Allen, Georgiana May
(Stowe). Archive of over 40 Autograph Letters, signed, to her
husband Rev. Henry Freeman Allen, with 2 cartes-de-visite
and other pieces of family ephemera. Mostly in ink, a few in
pencil.     Mostly 8vo & 12mo, Hartford, Conn. and
Stockbridge, Mass: 1865-1887. Several with envelopes, most-
ly in very good condition. Provenance: by descent within the
Stowe family.                                        $3,000
Georgiana May Stowe (1843-1887), usually known “Georgie,” was the fifth
child of Harriet Beecher and Calvin Stowe. Georgiana was beautiful, witty,
playful, occasionally mischievous, but her mood swings were worrisome to
Harriet, who wrote that Georgie “‘… seems to turn out under excitement
like phosphorous’ and … was given to manic-depressive turns, ‘a poor
drooping bird half the time and too excited and frolicsome the rest’” (quot-
ed by Hedrick, Harriet Beecher Stowe, pp. 307-308). Indeed, Georgiana’s
high-strung nature was part of the inspiration for the character of Topsey,
in Uncle Tom’s Cabin. But her adult life was difficult, and tragic; Georgiana
suffered continually from a variety of of illnesses and depression In June,
1865, she married Henry Allen, an Episcopal priest. After the birth of their
son, Freeman Allen in 1870, she was given morphine as an anaesthetic and
became addicted to it for the rest of her life, dying an invalid at the age of
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The current archive is a moving series of letters written over a period of
two decades to her beloved “Hennie” during his occasional absences, and,
with frequent references to her famous mother and members of the
Beecher family, they paint a portrait of the excited, frolicsome, phospho-
rescent Georgiana Stowe, as well as the darker, moodier, alter ego; and
finally, with the last letters written in a faint hand in pencil, that of the help-
less invalid fighting the depression and addiction which plagued her until
the end.
Harriet was at her bedside then, and while there, she transcribed a poem she
had written a few years earlier. “The last two lines expressed her wish for her
daughter,” according to Hedrick: “‘Your joy be the reality / Our suffering life
the dream.’ She carefully dated the transcription, ‘August 5, 1887. The daugh-
ter’s room’” (quoted by Hedrick, p. 397).

. (SWINBURNE, A.C.) Adams, Estelle Davenport.
Sea Song and River Rhyme from Chaucer to Tennyson. Selected and
Edited by … With a new poem by Algernon Charles Swinburne. With
twelve etchings by Nelson Dawson and W. E. Mackaness.
xxxii, 324 pp. 8vo, London: George Redway, 1887. First edi-
tion. Full sea-green morocco, extra gilt, t.e.g. by Stikeman.
Fine, beautiful condition. In full burgundy morocco pull-off
case (superficial rubbing to case).                        $500
Redway purchased from Charles Augustus Howell a bundle of Swinburne
manuscripts and letters, and in exchange for returning to Swinburne cer-
tain particularly indiscreet letters, Redway extracted the manuscript and
copyright for the poem “A Word for the Navy,” published separately in
1886 and here in Sea Song and River Rhyme. Wise subsequently forged an edi-
tion, supposed to have been printed by Ottley, and fabricated a biblio-
graphic history for “A Word for the Navy” in his 1927 volume on
Swinburne. A beautifully produced volume.

. TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. Poems. [8], 164 pp. 12mo,
London: Edward Moxon, 1833. First edition. Original
boards and paper label. Front cover detached, left half of label
lacking. In full brown morocco slipcase and chemise. Sterling
915; Tinker 2061; Wise 7.                                  $750

. _____. Poems. 8 pp. catalogue (dated Jan. 1, 1845), vii, [i],
233, [3]; vii, [i], 231, [1] pp. 2 vols. 8vo, London: Edward
Moxon, Dover Street, 1845. Third edition. Original dark

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green cloth, paper labels “price 12s.” Light scuffing to labels,
else fine. Laid into a half crimson morocco slipcase and
chemise. Wise 14.                                         $800

                         “”
. _____. Becket: A Dramatic Poem. [viii], 213, [1] pp. 12mo,
London: Macmillan and Co, 1884. Proof copy, with printer’s
corrections p. 127. Original drab wrappers, light wear, in cus-
tom chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. Lewis, Thomas
James Wise and the Trial Book Fallacy, p. 98 (“Proof copy before
December 1884”); cf. Wise I, 133; Provenance: Thomas
Ogden Amelia (sold Anderson Galleries, 1930).              $750
The Amelia sale catalogue refers to this as a “trial issue,” a dubious term
popularized by T.J. Wise. It is in fact a proof copy, with several differences
between it and the first edition of 1884, including the later suppressed sub-
title, “A Dramatic Poem.”
Henry Irving premiered the part of Becket.

                           “ ”
. _____. The Cup [drop title]. [ii], 50 pp. 12mo, [London:
Printed by Spottiswoode and Co, n.d., ca.1881]. Proof.
Original wrappers, fine, in custom cloth clamshell box by
Rivière, titled in gilt, with “First Proof Copy / (1881).” Lewis,
Thomas James Wise and the Trial Book Fallacy, p. 98 (locating a
proof, late 1880, HRC); cf. Wise I, 142.                  $1,000
The pagination differs from the Wise forgery dated 1881, the privately
published “trial edition” of 1882, and the first published edition of 1884.
Tennyson preferred to revise from printed proofs rather than manuscript,
and he had the means to keep standing type to print multiple drafts as he
worked. The present proof differs quite significantly from the trial and
published editions, most noticeable in its truncated final scene, in which
Camma doesn’t die but lingers to the close, at which point Antonius deliv-
ers a soliloquy removed from later editions.
We can locate only one other proof of The Cup — at the Harry Ransom

. _____. In Memoriam. 8, ads, viii, 210 pp. 12mo, London:
Edward Moxon, 1850. First edition, first issue “baseness” for
“bareness” in line 3 on p. 198. Ads dated Feb. 1850. Original

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dark purple cloth, spine sunned, spot on lower right front bor-
der, else, at least, a very good unsophisticated copy. Laid into
blue cloth drop box. Signed Alfred Ellis on half-title. Wise, p.
108-111.                                                   $750
One of the great elegies in the language, Tennyson’s meditations prompted
by the death of Arthur Hallam.

                        
. TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. The New Timon and the Poets
… with Other Omitted Poems. 30, [2] pp. 12mo, n.p: Privately
Printed [by Herne Shepherd], 1876. Pirated edition. Two
sewn gatherings, unbound; near fine, in custom chemise and
morocco-backed slipcase. Wise III, 10; OCLC: 54179815 (5
copies).                                            $1,250
A piracy by Herne Shepherd, reprinting the Miscellaneous Poems appended to
the fifth and sixth editions of his Lover’s Tale piracy. Wise notes that this vol-
ume should “possess far more interest and importance to collectors and stu-
dents of the writings of Alfred Tennyson than can usually be claimed for any
pirated book” as it collects for the first time much of the poet’s suppressed
writing. The Buxton Forman copy brought $410 in 1920 (De Ricci).

                          
. _____. Poems, Chiefly Lyrical. [4], 154, [2, ads] pp. 12mo,
London: Effingham Wilson, 1830. First edition, first state of
page 91 as “19.” Original drab boards, printed label.  -
 . In full morocco pull-off case. Signed by John
Frere 45 Bedford Square (possibly John Hookham Frere, diplo-
mat and author.). Bookplate of John A. Spoor (from his sale).
Wise 6.                                                    $6,000
This is really Tennyson’s first regularly published book under his own name,
preceded only by the anonymous collaboration with his brother, Poems, by
Two Brothers (L, 1827), and by Timbuctoo, his Cambridge prize poem included
in Prolusiones Academicæ (Cambridge, 1829). An excellent copy, thus, in origi-
nal boards.

. _____. The Silent Voices. [4] pp.   12mo, London:
Macmillan, 1892. Copyright edition. Bound in full maroon
morocco, by Zaehnsdorf. Fine. Bookplate of William Harris
Arnold. Wise 163.                                   $750

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Published the day before Tennyson’s funeral to secure copyright, “very few
examples produced” (Wise).

. TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. The Window; or, the Loves of
the Wrens MDCCCLXVI [drop title]. 16 pp. 12mo, [London:
Herne Shepherd, c. 1876]. Pirated edition. Stitched and
unopened. Custom cloth chemise and morocco-backed slip-
case. Wise III, 2; OCLC 24323879 (locating one copy, UVA).
According to Wise, this pirated edition was published by Herne Shepherd and
appeared before the first published edition. It is based on the text, some of
which was later suppressed, of the privately printed folio edition of 1876
(“…this pamphlet is therefore of much interest” — Wise).

. TENNYSON, [Emily] Mrs. Alfred. The Song of the
Alma River. Piano and vocal score; 8 pp. 12mo, [London: R.
Clay, Son, and, Taylor, Printers, 1864]. Proof, with MS note
on final page, “One of my thirty for private circulation,” and
correction of two incorrect notes on p. 7. Unbound, in cus-
tom chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. Provenance:
Thomas Ogden Amelia (sold Anderson Galleries, 1930).
OCLC locates one copy of a 5 p. folio edition, published in 1864 by
Cramer & Co.

               ,    
. TENNYSON, Charles. Sonnets and Fugitive Pieces. [iv],
83, [1] pp. 12mo, Cambridge: Published by B. Bridges,
Market Hill, And sold ry [sic] John Richardson, 91, Royal
Exchange, London, 1830. First edition, Wise’s “First Issue.”
Original boards, uncut, paper label on spine, reading
“Sonnets.” Laid into red cloth clamshell box. Spine bumped,
gift inscription on half-title. Provenance: Elkin Mathews
Catalogue 35 #629. Wise, Ashley Library, X, p. 211.    $950
With “Ry” in imprint instead of “BY.”

. ______. Another copy of the above, Wise’s “Second
Issue.” Original cloth. Custom crimson cloth clamshell box.
Minor rubbing, else fine, gift inscription on pastedown

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“Sophia Noyes from her affect. Sister Julia Campbell March
25th, 1849.” Stamp of Shipton, Bookseller, Cheltenham.
Wise, Ashley Library VII, p. 166, and X, p. 211.      $500

. [THACKERAY, William Makepeace]. The Kickleburys
on the Rhine. By Mr. M. A. Titmarsh. 15 handcolored plates by
Thackeray including the vignette title and frontispiece. [iv],
87, [1, blank], [2, ads] pp. Sm. 4to, London: Smith, Elder &
Co, 1850. First edition. Original pale pink glazed boards
printed in red, and red morocco shelf back, a.e.g. Owner sig-
nature of W. Mitchie, bookplate of John Kermack, morocco
label of Blairhame. Some scuffing of spine and soiling to bind-
ing, else near fine in custom cloth chemise and slipcase. Van
Duzer 104.                                                $500
The fourth of Thackeray’s “Christmas Books,” here in the uncommon col-
ored state.

. THOREAU, Henry David. Cape Cod. viii, 252 pp., + 24
pp. publisher’s catalogue, dated December 1964. 12mo,
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865. First edition. Original
light brown cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Beautiful copy, crisp
and immaculate. Previous owner’s bookplate on front paste-
down, and discreet embossed stamp on title-page. Borst 5.1a.
“2,000 sets of sheets were printed and royalty paid only on 1,750, possibly
200 copies or more were sent to England to be bound and sold under an
English imprint” (Borst).

. _____. The First and Last Journeys of Thoreau. Lately
Discovered among his Unpublished Journals and Manuscripts. edited by
Franklin Benjamin Sanborn. 4 facsimiles of Thoreau’s manu-
scripts tipped-in. 146; 134 pp. 2 vols. 8vo, Boston: The
Bibliophile Society, 1905. First edition. One of 489 copies.
Bound in three quarter purple calf and boards (BAL Binding
A). In original slipcase. Fine. BAL 20143.                    $550
A previously unrecorded essay by Thoreau.

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. _____. Letters to Various Persons. Small 8vo, Boston: Ticknor
and Fields, 1865. First edition. Original plum pebbled cloth,
gilt-lettered spine. Spine slightly faded, otherwise a crisp,
immaculate copy. Owner’s bookplate on front pastedown, and
discreet embossed stamp on the title-page. Borst A6.1.a; BAL
20116.                                                $1,750
Thoreau’s letters to friends, edited by Emerson. Also included are nine
poems gathered and printed here for the first time.

. _____. The Maine Woods. [viii], 328 pp., + 23 pp. publish-
er’s catalogue, dated April 1864. 8vo, Boston: Ticknor &
Fields, 1864. First edition. Original purple cloth, spine slight-
ly faded. Lovely copy. Borst A4.1a; BAL 20113.           $1,750
Thoreau’s splendid account of his walks and rambles in the Maine wilder-
                      ,    
. TOLSTOY, Count Leo. The Complete Works of Count (Lev)
Tolstoy. Translated from the original Russian and edited by Leo Wiener
Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages at Harvard University.
Illustrated with each plate in two states, on paper and on Japan
paper. 24 vols. Royal 8vo, Boston: Dana & Company
Publishers, [1904-1905]. Connoisseur edition, number 48 of
150 copies. Original blue buckram, title labels, some fading,
t.e.g. With bookplate of St. Paul’s School and small blind
stamp on title pages.                                          $3,000
Another 4 volumes came out later, the last in 1912.

. TROLLOPE, Anthony. The Bertrams. iv, 528 pp. 12mo,
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859. First American edition.
Bound in publisher’s pebbled morocco and marbled boards,
marbled edges. Almost fine. Wolff 6768; Smith, Anthony
Trollope, a Bibliography of His First American editions, 2. $500
Trollope’s second novel printed in America, preceded by Doctor Thorne
printed the previous year.

. _____. Cousin Henry. A Novel. 2 vols. 8vo, London:
Chapman and Hall, 1879. First edition with half titles and ads

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as called for. Original sky blue ribbed cloth, blocked in black,
spines are a little dull and rubbed at top, slightly cocked, lend-
ing library labels removed from upper covers. A very good
copy of an unusual title. Sadleir 56.                     $2,500

. _____. Doctor Thorne. 520, [4, ads] pp. 12mo, New York:
Harper & Brothers, 1858. First American edition. Bound in
publisher’s pebbled morocco and marbled boards, marbled
edges. Almost fine. Smith 1.                        $500
Doctor Thorne is Trollope’s first book published in America.

. _____. An Editor’s Tales. [viii], 375, [1, ad] pp. 8vo,
London: Strahan and Co, 1870. First edition. Original rust
cloth, blocked in black on upper cover with blind rule on rear,
spine lettered in gilt, spine faded, hinges starting, bookseller’s
blind stamp to flyleaf. Very good. Sadleir 34.             $650

. _____. Collection of 22 first editions, uniformly bound in
51 vols. 8vo, London: Chapman and Hall, 1860-1884. All
first editions. Uniformly bound in later three-quarter polished
red calf and marbled boards, by J. Larkins. Spine ends rubbed
and soiled on a few volumes, Marion Fay vol. 1 bumped and
damaged at head of spine. Bookplate. Overall, very good.
Sadleir 10, 13, 18, 19, 21, 38, 41, 44, 45, 48, 55, 57, 58, 59,
60, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68 & 69.                        $6,500
The collection comprises:
Castle Richmond,1860, three vols. • Orley Farm, 1862, two vols. • The Small
House at Allington, 1864, two vols. • Can You Forgive Her?, 1864, two vols. •
Hunting Sketches, 1865, one vol. • The Golden Lion of Granpere, 1872, one vol.
• Phineas Redux, 1874, two vols. • The Way We Live Now, 1875, two vols. • The
Prime Minister, 1876, four vols. • South Africa, 1878, two vols. • John Caldigate,
1879, three vols. • The Duke’s Children, 1880, three vols. • The Life of Cicero,
1880, two vols. • Dr.Wortle’s School,1881, two vols. • Ayala’s Angel, l881, three
vols. • The Fixed Period, 1882, two vols. • Marion Fay, 1882, three vols. • Kept
in the Dark, 1882, two vols. • Mr. Scarborough’s Family, 1883, three vols. • An
Autobiography, 1883, two vols.; • The Landleaguers, l883, three vols.; • An Old
Man’s Love, 1884, two vols.

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. TROLLOPE, [Frances]. Charles Chesterfield, or the
Adventures of a Youth of Genius. By Mrs. Trollope. Etched fron-
tispiece and 3 plates by Phiz in each volume (12 in all). iv, 324;
[ii], 324; [ii], 340 pp. Without the 8 pp. inserted publisher’s
catalogue present in Sadleir’s copy. 3 vols. 8vo, London:
Henry Colburn, 1841. First edition. Bound in later red
morocco and marbled baords, a.e.g. Minor rubbing to joints
and edges, slight darkening to edges of plates and text.
Bookplate in each volume. Very good. Sadleir 3217; Wolff
6808.                                                        $750

. VERNE, Jules. Around the World in Eighty Days. Translated
by Geo. Towle. Engraved frontispiece and 53 engraved plates.
xvi, 315 pp. 8vo, Boston: J.R. Osgood and Company, 1874.
Second American edition (and first illustrated edition, second
issue, with 1874 imprint). Orange pictorial cloth, gilt; light
edgewear and scuffing, spine dulled but gilt bright; contempo-
rary gift inscription to flyleaf; very good. Myers 54.    $750

                  
. (WHARTON, Edith) Longfellow, Henry
Wadsworth. The Poetical Works. 630 pp. 8vo, London:
Frederick Warne and Co, 1893. “Reprinted from the Revised
American edition, Including Recent Poems.” Original gilt-let-
tered red morocco, a.e.g., remnant of spine laid-in, front board
and flyleaf detached, worn and rubbed.                   $5,500
Inscribed by Edith Wharton on the half title with a short poem incorpo-
rating Gertrude’s farewell to Ophelia. It reads in full:

“Sweets to the sweet & luck to the fair / are applicable both, — / to the
girls with the ondule hair, / from her loving cousin / Edith Wharton / July
3rd 1894.”

Longfellow was an early admirer of Wharton; he arranged to have one of
her adolescent poems published in the Atlantic Monthly.

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           :   
. [WILDE, Oscar]. The Ballad of Reading Gaol by “C.3.3.”
[4], 31 ff. Printed on rectos only. 8vo, London: Leonard
Smithers, 1898. First edition, one of 800 copies on handmade
paper of an edition of 830 copies. Full red morocco gilt, t.e.g.
by Maurin. Slightest traces of rubbing to extremities else near
fine. Mason 371.                                        $2,500
“It is sweet to dance to violins / When Love and Life are fair : / To dance
to flutes, to dance to lutes / Is delicate and rare : / But it is not sweet with
nimble feet / To dance upon the air !”

                            -  -. 

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                                  Coleridge, No. 97

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                           Dickinson, no. 117

                     III. AMERICANA

. (AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY) Ambrotype of a
black woman. Cased quarter-plate ambrotype, three-quarter
length portrait, heightened in gilt and tinted. 2¾ x 2 in. (sight),
[ca. 1855]. In embossed wood and paper case with floral
design, original clasp, elaborate gilt protector and oval mat;
fine.                                                     $1,750
A stunning image with exceptional clarity and detail, depicting an antebel-
lum black woman of some means, in fine dress and with gold pendant ear-
rings, rings and brooch (all heightened in gilt). She gazes directly at the lens
her left arm resting on a shawl.

         “  …  ,    …”
                        , 
. (AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY) Turner, William.
Manuscript Deed of Sale, signed (“William Turner”) of 5
acres of land in Bridgewater, Plymouth County,
[Massachusetts Colony], to “Scippio, Free Negro Man”,
acknowledging full payment of “Seven Pounds, Ten Shillings”.
Witnessed by George Turner and by Plymouth County Justice
of the Peace, David Johnson. [Bridgewater], Plymouth
County: September 26, 1743. Separation at the center fold,
a few stains, but quite readable, and overall, an impressive doc-
ument.                                                    $2,250
“I, William Turner of Bridgewater in the County of Plymouth In New
England … in the consideration of a sum of Seven Pounds & Ten Shillings
delivered to me in hand by Scippio, Free Negro Man of the same Town &
County well & truly paid … do by these parts grant bargain sell convey &
confirm unto him the said Scippio … five acres of undivided land within
the eight mile grant of the Township of Bridgewater of George Turner,
purchased … in the year 1702 …”

. (AMERICAN FRONTIER) Levinge, Sir Richard
G.A., Bart. M.P. Echoes from the Backwoods; or Sketches of
Transatlantic Life. Illustrated with lithographic frontispieces after
the author & 4 other plates. xvi, 293; v, 258 pp. 2 vols. 8vo,

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London: Henry Colburn, Publishers, 1846. First edition.
Original green cloth. Spines toned slightly, else fine. Howes
L303a ; Sabin 40757; Lande 536; TPL 2290.               $1,400
The author served in Canada in the suppression of the French Canadian
uprising of 1837-8. In this work, Levinge describes his military service,
impressions of the wildlife and sporting of Nova Scotia and New
Brunswick, “A Race Through the United States” south to New Orleans,
and a meeting with Cherokee Indians.

. AMES, Mary. From a New England Woman’s Diary in Dixie
in 1865. Photo frontispiece. 8vo, Springfield, (Mass): [Printed
by the Plimpton Press], 1906. First edition. “Made and sold
for the scholarship founded by the Springfield Hampton Club
in honor of Elizabeth Mitchell Ames.” Original blue cloth,
with white paper label. Near fine.                        $350
In 1865 Ames and her friend Emily Bliss were employed by the Freedman’s
Bureau to establish a school for recently freed and relocated slaves in Edisto
Island, South Carolina. They spent a difficult year, fighting red tape, uncer-
tain funding, primitive living conditions, illness and unfriendly wildlife.
Signed by Mary Ames on the title-page and by C.D. Hoar, of the promi-
nent Hoar family of Massachusetts, on the flyleaf.

. BACKUS, Isaac. An Abridgement of the Church History of
New-England from 1602 to 1804 … with a Concise Account of the
Baptists in the Southern Parts of America. 271, [1] pp. 8vo, Boston:
printed for the Author, by E. Lincoln, 1804. First edition.
Contemporary calf, title label. Slight toning to text, but over-
all very good. Howes B14.                                      $300
An important source on late 18th-century churches in Virginia based on
the author’s travels in the South in 1789.

. [BALLANTINE, George]. Autobiography of an English
Soldier in the United States Army. 306; 313 pp. 8vo, London:
Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, Successors to Henry Colburn,
1853. First edition. Original red cloth, chip out of upper
spine, some small stains on upper cover, else very good. $300

. BALL, Nicholas. The Pioneers of ‘49. A History of the
Excursion of the Society of California Pioneers of New England from


Boston to the Leading Cities of the Golden State April 10-May 17,
1890 Reminiscences and Descriptions. Illustrated with over 100
engravings. 288 pp. 4to, Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1891.
First edition. Original blue pictorial cloth. Small stain at bot-
tom of spine, but an unusually fine copy. Bookplate, with
advertisement for book laid in. Howes B67; Flake 362; Mintz
20.                                                         $300

. BAYLIES, Francis. A Narrative of Major General Wool’s
Campaign in Mexico in the Years 1846, 1847 & 1848. Frontispiece
portrait. 78 pp. 8vo, Albany, New York: Little & Company, 53
State Street. [Joel Munsell, Printer], 1851. First edition. Later
red cloth. Howes B262; Sabin 4066; Muns 512 (5000 copies);
Ramos 394.                                                  $300
The march by General John Wool (1784-1869) from San Antonio to
Saltillo in 1846 has been described as that of a military genius, and “for
sheer audacity and control [it] ranks with that of Xenophon” (DAB). Wool
was largely responsible for the American victory at Buena Vista, and was
one of the great heroes of the Mexican War.
Baylies (1783-1852) was a distinguished congressman from New York, a
statesman, diplomat, and historian of considerable note. This Narrative con-
tains only a portion of his projected biography of Wool, who was a per-
sonal friend of long standing, and in spite of an appeal from numerous cit-
izens of Albany that he complete the manuscript for publication, this was
the only part that was ever printed.

. (BROWN UNIVERSITY) Guild, Rueben Aldridge.
History of Brown University, with Illustrative Documents. 12 engrav-
ings; xv, [1], 443 pp. 4to, Providence, R.I: [Providence press
company, printers], 1867. First edition, one of 300 copies.
Original red half morocco and marbled boards. Head of spine
slightly nicked, extremities rubbed, else very good.           $350
Guild (1822-1899) was a graduate of Brown University, and became
Librarian from 1848 to 1893, as a writer and historian.

. BROWN, Henry Collins. Glimpses of Old New York.
Illustrated. xix, 381, [1] pp. Folio, New York: Privately
Printed for the Subscribers Anderson Galleries Building 15

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East 40th Street, 1917. Bound in full red morocco, city seal in
gilt and color onlays on upper cover, t.e.g. About fine. $750

                         
. (BURR, Aaron) [Cheetham, James]. An Antidote to
John Wood’s Poison. By Warren. 63pp. 8vo, New-York: Printed
by Southwick and Crooker, 354, Waterstreet, for Denniston
and Cheetham, 1802. First edition. Removed from bound
collection, old stab-marks visible. Title-page stained, scattered
foxing. Shaw & Showmaker 2019 ; Sabin 12374.                $325
Part of a pamphlet war between factions of the republicans. Cheetham, a
republican spokesman for the Clinton faction, intent on bringing down
Aaron Burr, had previously accused Burr of conspiring to seize power and
suppressing Wood’s book History of the Administration of John Adams. Wood
countered Cheetham with a “a Correct Statement of … the Motives for its
Suppression by Col. Burr” (NY, 1802). Here, Cheetham responds to Wood
with his customary vitriol, and in so doing, compares Burr to Napoleon:
“I perceive in the character of the Vice-President [Burr] … all his [i.e.,
Napoleon’s] cunning, his wiles, his intrigue, his unprincipled ambition.
Give him power and he will abuse it. Place him in the same circumstances
and he will treat in the footsteps of the Corsican. He is brave, artful, dar-
ing as Bonaparte, and in circumstances as desperate as Catiline” (p. 6).

. (BURR, Aaron) [_____]. A Narrative of the Suppression by
Col. Burr, of the History of the Administration of John Adams, Late
President of the United States, Written by John Wood, To Which is
Added A Biography of Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States;
and of General C.C. Pinckney. By a Citizen of New-York. 72pp. 8vo,
New-York: Printed by Denniston and Cheetham, No. 142
Pearl-Street, 1802. First edition. Disbound. Old stab-marks,
some early dampstaining to first and final few leaves, final
three leaves a bit chipped at outer edge. Shaw & Shoemaker
2021; Howes C337; Sabin 12380.                                 $300
Part of an ongoing attack on Burr by Cheetham, whose newspaper The
American Citizen had become a mouthpiece for the Clinton faction of the
Republican party. “Cheetham’s attack on Burr was based partly on Burr’s
suppression of “a libelous and anti-Federalist work by one John Wood,
called ‘A History of the Administration of John Adams’” — DAB.


. (BURR, Aaron) [_____]. Nine letters on the Subject of Aaron
Burr’s Political Defection,with an Appendix. 139pp. 8vo, New-York:
Printed by Denniston & Cheetham, No. 142, Pearl Street,
1803. First edition. Disbound and gatherings loose, old stab
marks; original plain blue upper wrapper present. Some
browning, a few chips and tears at outer margins. Shaw &
Shoemaker 3958; Sabin 12381.                                 $350
Continuing the attack on Vice-President Burr, and repeating the allega-
tions brought by Cheetham and the Dewitt Clinton republicans that Burr
had conspired with the federalists to defeat Jefferson and effect his own

                   -  
. (BURR, Aaron) [_____]. A Reply to Aristides. 134pp.
8vo, New-York: Printed for James Cheetham, No. 136, Pearl-
street. H.C. Southwick, printer, 1803. First editiom.
Disbound, old stab marks. Shaw & Shoemaker 6006;
Tompkins 26.                                        $350
Cheetham’s attack on Aaron Burr in A View of the Political Conduct of Aaron
Burr (1802; see below), drew a reply from William Peter Van Ness in 1803,
entitled An Examination of the Various Charges Exhibited against Aaron Burr. Van
Ness was a devoted protégé of Burr and was one of his seconds at the duel
with Alexander Hamilton. Cheetham was editor of the newspaper The
American Citizen, and a follower of the rival Clinton faction of New York
republicans. This is Cheetham’s response to Van Ness.

. (BURR, Aaron) [_____]. A View of the Political Conduct of
Aaron Burr, Esq., Vice-President of the United States. 120pp. 8vo,
New-York: Printed by Denniston & Cheetham, 1802. First
edition. Disbound. Title a bit darkened and slightly stained,
occasional spotting to text. Shaw & Shoemaker 2024; Howes
C-340.                                                       $325
An all-out attack on Burr by this Republican journalist and newspaper-
man, alleging Burr’s treacherous defection to the Federalists and an
attempt to steal the Presidency in 1801. Cheetham owned the newspaper
The American Citizen in partnership with a cousin of DeWitt Clinton (D.
Denniston, who shared the imprint with Cheetham), and in spite of
Cheetham’s initial support from Burr, “… the breach between the Burr
and Clinton factions of the party made it necessary for Cheetham to
choose whom he would serve … and [he] became Burr’s bitter enemy …”
— DAB.

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               “   ”
                    or “ ”?
. (CALLIGRAPHY) [Davis, George F.]. Eastman
Business College calligraphy collection. [v.p., chiefly
Poughkeepsie, NY]: [ca. 1860-1912]. All items generally near
fine; detailed condition reports and catalog descriptions
available on request. cf. Nash, American Penmanship: 1800-1850.
An extensive collection of correspondence, notebooks, calligraphic art,
books, ephemera, and writing equipment from the desk of Professor of
Ornamental Penmanship at Eastman Business College, George Fred
Eastman Business College was “The first Commercial or Business College
in this Country, of any prominence” (A Brief History of Eastman Business
College). Founded in 1859 by Harvey G. Eastman in Poughkeepsie, NY (his
uncle, George Washington Eastman was a penman of some note who ran
a commercial school in Rochester, NY and was father to George Eastman
of Eastman-Kodak), the college later established branches in St. Louis,
Atlanta and other cities. It quickly became the leading school of its kind,
pioneering the use of model economies, while offering courses in banking,
accounting, shorthand, typewriting, penmanship, and telegraphy, as well as
academic and preparatory classes, to both men and women.
This collection is especially notable for the wealth of material relating to
the “Spencerian” method of calligraphy instruction, developed by Platt
Rogers Spencer (1800-1864). “By the mid-nineteenth century, Spencer
emerged as the most popular synthesizer of the various techniques and
theories [i.e. Pestalozzi’s theories and the Carstairs Method]. He adopted
an elliptical style, which he attributed to the windblown flora he observed
along the shores of Lake Erie in his youth” (ANB).
Included are:
•Four letters from Spencer to Davis concerning Davis’s visit to Ohio to
receive instruction from the master calligrapher, full of Spencer’s graceful
and poetic exhortations (“I bid you success in disseminating this ‘Beautiful
and Indispensable Art’ which leads all others in its train and without which
we are in part dumb”) ;
•A letter of recommendation (“[Davis’s] knowledge of the theory of, joined
to his proficiency in, this ‘Indispensable Art’ qualifies him to be eminently
useful in disseminating it among the inquiring and ambitious youth of our
Country ...”);
•A calligraphically rendered diploma, executed by Spencer and presented
to Davis upon completion of his course; and four letters from James Lusk
— himself a prominent Spencerian calligrapher (“James W. Lusk was near


the top of the Spencerian hierarchy” (Nash, p. 60n) — concerning

In addition, the collection includes ample proof of Davis’s skill in the
calligraphic arts, including:
•Two large framed pieces: a commemoration of George Washington and
an advertisement for Eastman Business College, elaborately lettered and
flourished in the copperplate style;
•Two notebooks filled with diverse calligraphic renderings of birds, scripts,
and portraits of Davis, Spencer, Eastman, and others;
•Davis’s portable writing box, with nibs, script ruler, and other writing
supplies and personal effects.
•Material related to the Eastman Business College itself, illustrated
catalogs, literature, advertisements, circulars, and examples of the currency
issued for use in the college’s model economy.
While it may be true, as the American National Biography has it, that
“Technology has relegated Spencer and his fellow chirographers to the
position of practitioners of a quaint form of communication from a less-
hurried time. Today, speed and content have become paramount; form has
become standardized and purely mechanical”; this is nevertheless an
important collection both for its beauty and its historical interest, not only
as a as a record of a nearly lost art , but also of the of rise of practical,
business-oriented, middle-class higher education in America.

. [CAPEN, Nahum]. The Republic of the United States of
America: Its Duties to Itself and Its Responsible Relations to Other
Countries. Embracing also a Review of the Last War between the United
States and Mexico. xii, 322 pp. 12mo, New York: D. Appleton,
1848. First edition. Publisher’s gilt extra cloth, a.e.g.
Bookplate. Small abrasion on upper cover, some foxing, else
fine.                                                          $300
 on the title page “Presented to R. J. Walker by the Author.”

    -     
                  
. Collection of 51 American and Irish political pamphlets.
Bound in 5 vols. Thick 8vo, vp [America, England Ireland], vd
[1792-1811]. Contemporary American half calf and marbled
boards, red leather labels titled “Politics” and “American
Papers.” Spines cracked and worn, boards loose or detached,

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text generally very good, however, albeit with foxing.
Provenance: Alexander McKim (his signature and notes to fly-
leaf of each volume); John Campbell White and Campbell P.
White (their signatures).                         $20,000
Alexander McKim (1748-1832) fought in the Continental Army, serving
under Lafayette. He was elected to the Maryland Senate and the United
States Congress as a Republican in the 11th through 13th Congresses
(1809-1815). Irish-born Campbell P. White (1787-1859) was elected to rep-
resent New York in the 21st through 24th Congresses. He is most likely
related to the Irish-born John Campbell White (1757-1847) a successful
Baltimore banker whose signature also appears in some volumes.
Contains, among many others, the following selection (a full list is available
upon request):
Neilson, Samuel (1761-1803). Brief Statement of a Negotiation between Certain
United Irishmen and the Irish Government in July, 1798. New York: Printed for
the Author, 1802. 41 pp. Shaw & Shoemaker 2727. OCLC: 3 copies.
Trial of Mr. Peter Finerty, Late Printer of the Press, for a Libel against His Excellency
Earl Camden, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, In a Letter signed Marcus, in that Paper.
Dublin: J. Stockdale, 1798. 62 pp. McCoy, Freedom of the Press F114 (“The
publisher of the Dublin Press was found guilty of a seditious libel, pilloried,
and given two-years’ imprisonment for criticizing the trial of William Orr,
Court of King’s Bench”).
Grattan, Henry. The Speech of Henry Grattan, Esq. on the Subject of a
Legislative Union with Great Britain. The Resolutions of the Roman Catholics of the
City of Dublin; The Guild of Merchants; the Freemen and Freeholders of the City of
Dublin, at a Aggregate Meeting held on the 16th of January last; the Celebrated Speech
delivered on that Occasion by John Philpot Curran, Esq … Dublin, Stockdale,
1800. 32 pp. Signed “G. Douglas Philadelphia” on title page.
[Parnell, William]. An Inquiry into the Causes of Popular Discontent in Ireland.
By an Irish Country Gentleman. Second edition, with alterations and a Preface.
London Printed, and Dublin Re-Printed by H. Fitzpatrick, No. 4, Capel-
Street, 1805. xvi, 72 pp, with half-title. First Irish edition.
Keogh, John. Sketch of a Speech delivered by John Keogh, Esq. at the Meeting of
the Catholics of Dublin … Reported by Edward Hay, Esq. Dublin, H. Fitzpatrick,
1807. 15 pp.
[Tone, Theobald Wolfe, 1763-1798] An Address to the People of Ireland on
the Present Important Crisis. Belfast, 1796. iv, 28 pp.

. COLTON, Walter. Deck and Port; or, Incidents of a Cruise in
the United States Frigate Congress to California, with Sketches of Rio
Janeiro, Valparaiso, Lima, Honolulu, and San Francisco. Frontispiece,
map & 4 tinted plates lithographed by Sarony & Major. 408


pp. + [20] pp. ads. 12mo, New York: A.S. Barnes, 1850. First
edition, second issue, with the addition of the map. Original
blue cloth, gilt & blind stamped. Top and bottom of spine
slightly worn, else very vood. Howes C624; Cowan, p. 237;
Sabin 14799; Forbes 1769; Hill, p. 58; Smith C-99.      $400

. (COLUMBUS, Christopher) Bossi, Luigi. Vita di
Christoforo Colombo scritta e corredata di nuove osservazioni di note stori-
co-critiche e di un’ appendice di documenti rari o inediti dal cavaliere Luigi
Bossi … Con tavole incise in rame. Portrait and 5 plates (4 of the
plates are facsimile reproductions of the woodcut illustrations
which accompanied the original letters). 255, [1] pp. 8vo,
Milan: Dalla Tipografia di Vincenzo Ferrario, 1818. First
edition. Bound in polished blue calf, a.e.g. Very good. Sanz
95; Sabin 6463.                                                         $600
The first modern biography of Columbus, text includes Columbus’s letter
to Sanchez regarding his first voyage, and his letter to King Ferdinand of
Spain concerning the fourth voyage. “Primera reproducción facsimilar de
la Epstola de çolón, seguin la edición de Bailea, con grabados” (Sanz).

. (COLUMBUS, Christopher) [Harrisse, Henri].
Qui a imprimé la première lettre de Christophe Colomb?. 20 pp. 8vo,
Leipzig: Otto Harrassowitz, 1892. First separate edition.
Extrait du “Centralbatt für Bibliothekswesen” 1892. III.
Quarter green cloth, with original wrappers bound in. $300

              —     
. COOLIDGE, Cassius M[arcellus]. Collection of 10
artist sketchbooks. 6 large (6¼ x 9¼ in.) and 4 small (3½ x 5¼
in.) notebooks, each containing approximately 65 to 75 pages
of pencil sketches, many finished and finely detailed. In all, 10
vols. Oblong 12mo and 8vo, v.p. [New York, the Midwest,
Scotland, England, ca.1870’s]. Leather-backed pebbled cloth
with pencil sheaths (one original pencil remains), save for one
notebook in wrappers, most with “Private Library of Cassius
M. Coolidge” label; bindings rubbed and some soiling to
contents but generally in near fine condition. Provenance:

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Marcella Coolidge, daughter of the artist, by descent from the
estate of the artist.                                 $10,000
A fine collection of artist sketchbooks belonging to Cassius Marcellus
Coolidge (1844-1934). He is remembered for one of modern advertising’s
most iconic images — dogs playing poker, in a series of nine paintings for
the firm Brown and Bigelow; though, as seen here, his artistic gifts
extended to a wide variety of subjects.
Includes sketches from travels abroad in England, Scotland, Ireland, and
France; scenes along the Hudson River; boating on the Great Lakes with
views of Mackinack Island (while on assignment for The Watertown Times);
sporting scenes, including fishing, hunting with hounds, the Wesleyan
rowing team, and regatta sketches; Coolidge’s copies of works by Bierstadt,
Landseer and others; genre scenes of peasants, southern blacks, soldiers,
and exotic costume; character sketches of people met during the artist’s
travels; approx. 35 finished and captioned sketches of humorous and
sentimental scenes of home life, school children, street scenes, and animals,
likely studies for published illustrations, including some studies for his series
of five advertisement cards for Jaques, Atwood & Co in Chicago, “Before
and After Marriage: in Five Acts”; and, most interestingly, an album titled,
“My Dogs,” containing captioned portraits of dogs (“A quiet afternoon at
home,” “On guard,” “Great responsibility — folks away from home”)
including several sketches painted in July, 1875 (“A healthy appetite, or
Plunder?”) and one titled “Grandfather,” depicting a dog with reading
glasses and pipe, with the inscription “Painted July 29 1875” — a
precursor to the anthropomorphism of Coolidge’s best-known work.
An amusing and skillfuly executed collection, demonstrating the variety of
the artist’s interests, broadly concerning the leisure and amusements of late
19th-century Americans, and showing the genesis of the conceit —
anthropomorphized dogs — that would make him famous.

                
. COOLIDGE, Cassius M[arcellus]. Collection of
photographs of Coolidge and others demonstrating his Comic
Foregrounds. 2 tintypes (“Off for Cuba” and “When I Joined
the Masons”) in original paper cases; albumen print (“Off for
Coney Island”) on card; approx. 20 half-tone paper cards
(“Have a Smoke With Me”), one signed by Coolidge. n.d. [ca.
1860’s-1900]. Tintypes fine with strong contrast, paper cases
with some damage; postcard soiled; else fine.           $850
American artist Coolidge (1844-1934), best-known for his series of
paintings for Brown and Bigelow depicting dogs playing poker, was also an
inventor, illustrator, eductator, newspaperman, and business owner. He


invented Comic Foregrounds-life sized cutouts into which one placed one’s
head to create a comic scene — popular in carnivals, fairs, and boardwalks.
Coolidge sold his Cutouts by mail-order, employing students from Eastman
college to help paint and letter the boards, and at the age of 64 he married
one of these students, Gertrude Kimmell (the two are pictured on the
postcard in a Cutout entitled “Off To Coney Island,” with a handwritten
note, “on their wedding tour”).
An interesting collection of American amusement history.
[with:] Coolidge’s autograph book, [ca.1860’s] with pen and ink and
watercolor title page; [and] inscribed cabinet card from dancer Loie Fuller,
to Coolidge.

. [DANA, Samuel Whittelsey]. Yale-College Subject to the
General Assembly. [Caption title:] The right of the General Assembly
to inspect, regulate and reform the corporation of Yale-College in New-
Haven, considered on principles of law and equity. 44 pp. 8vo, New
Haven: Printed by Thomas and Samuel Green, 1784. First
edition. Later blue boards. Fine, pages uncut. Bookplate.
Evans 18434; Trumbull, J.H. Connecticut, 555; III Jenkins
331; Pequot Library 195. BEAL 4808.                                $300

. DUVAL, J.C. Early Times in Texas. 135; 253 pp. 8vo,
Austin, Texas: Gammel, 1892. First edition. Original green
cloth. Text toned, small snag on upper cover, else fine.
Bookplate of James Torr Harmer. Graff 1188; Howes D603;
Jenkins 51.                                          $450
“The first section comprises ‘Early Times in Texas, or the Adventures of
Jack Dobell’ while the second part consists of ‘The Young Explorers’ and
an appendix. The first section is the story of Duval’s adventures during the
Goliad Massacre and his escape from the Mexicans” (Graff).

. ENTICK, John. The General History of the Late War;
Containing Its Rise, Progress and Event, in Europe, Asia, Africa and
America. With 41 portraits and 8 folding maps. [iv], 495; 464;
480; 470, [26, Index] pp. 5 vols. 8vo, London: Edward and
Charles Dilly, 1766. Third edition, revised and corrected.
Bound in contemporary reversed calf, blind-stamped cover,
leather title labels. Front hinge of volume I starting. Howes
E165a.                                                         SOLD

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                        
. GARRISON, William Lloyd, editor. The Liberator, Vol.
XXXV. No. 52. Whole No. 1803. Friday, December 29, 1865. 4
pages, numbered pp. [205]-208. Boston: J. B Yerrinton &
Son, Printers, December 29, 1865. Some very minor foxing
and soiling.                                        $1,000
The last issue of this important thirty-five-year abolitionist newspaper, edit-
ed by William Lloyd Garrison, who contributes his valedictory article. It
also contains a discussion of the actual pending constitutional amendment
abolishing slavery, as well as suffrage. And on the last page is a long
"farewell to the Liberator," written by Afro-American abolitionist, lecturer
and historian, William Cooper Nell. (See Logan and Winston, Dictionary of
American Negro Biography, pp. 472-730)

. GERSTAECKER, F. Narrative of a Journey Round the
World, Comprising a Winter Passage across the Andes to Chili, with a
Visit to the Gold Regions of California and Australia, the South Sea
Islands, Java, &c. 3 vols. 8vo, London: Hurst and Blackett,
1853. First edition. Original brown cloth stamped in blind,
spine titled in gilt. Name excised from top margin of title page
of vol. I, some rubbing to spine ends and lower joint of vol. I,
inner hinge of vol. III tender. Very good. Hill 694.           $650
First edition in English of the travels of German novelist and travel writer,
Friedrich Gerstäcker (1816-1872). “In this edition, half of the first volume
and part of the second volume relate to California” (Hill).

. GILLIAM, Albert M. Travels over the Table Lands and
Cordilleras of Mexico. During the Years 1843 and 44. 10 litho-
graphed plates including frontispiece portrait, 3 folding maps,
appendix. xvi, [17]-455 pp. 8vo, Philadelphia: John W.
Moore, 138 Chestnut Street. London: Wiley & Putnam, 1846.
First edition. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt-
stamped spine. Some foxing as usual, and a 3 inch loss of top
of spine, else fine. Bookplate of James Torr Harmer. Wagner-
Camp 120c:1; Howes G-179. Hill 433: “One of the principal
travel books on Mexico in the 19th century. Two of the three
maps cover United States territory, including what is now
Northern California, Oregon, and other portions of the
Pacific Northwest”; Sabin 27412; Wheat Transmississippi 510,


511; Cowan, p. 238. Graff 1554; Palau 102243. Smith G24
cites only the second edition in 312 pages. Cole 177. Gunn
768; Barrett 975.                                     $750

. GOUGE, William M. The Fiscal History of Texas.
Embracing an Account of Its Revenues, Debts, and Currency, from the
Commencement of the Revolution in 1834 to 1851-52. With Remarks
on American Debt. 327 pp. + 32 pp. of ads, 1-20 and 23-34 as
issued. 8vo, Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Co, 1852.
First edition, second issue. Original blind-stamped cloth.
Spine sunned slightly, spine ends bumped and frayed, lightly
foxed throughout, bibliographical notes tipped onto rear free
endpaper. Very good. Sabin 28071; Basic Texas Books 77A;
Rader 1634; Raines, p. 96.                                    $600
“The standard account of the financial history of the Texas Revolution,
this book is much more interesting reading than the title suggests, mixing
humor, anecdotes, and historical sidelights with statistics, finance, and fis-
cal theory … Although the Texans did not understand currency and bond
trading, Gouge remarks, they were masters at land trading. They financed
their revolution and populated their republic with land” (Jenkins).

. GRISCOM, John. Monitorial Instruction. An Address,
Pronounced at the Opening of the New-York High-School. One plate.
216 pp. 8vo, New York: Mahlon Day, 1825. First edition.
Original boards, uncut, with label; some soiling and wear to
binding, bookplate, very attractive. American Imprints 20765.
Griscom (1774-1852) opened a school for boys in New York City in 1807
and advocated the monitorial system of instruction, in which more
advanced students help teach the less advanced.

                 .. ’  
. (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) [Warren, George
Kendall, photographer]. Harvard Class of 1859 Photographic
Yearbook. 93 oval albumen bust portraits (5¾ x 4½ in.) of class
of 1859 and selected faculty and administration, most signed
in ink by sitter beneath image with date and place of birth.
Some portraits second generation. Folio, [Cambridge:

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University Press, 1859]. Full gilt-paneled black morocoo;
a.e.g. Titled in gilt to spine “Harvard College. James Schouler”
and front cover, “Class of 1859.” Spine chipped with loss to
title, covers detached.                                  $5,000
George Kendall Warren (1824-1884) was a distinguished northeastern
landscape photographer and the most highly-regarded collegiate yearbook
photographer to elite northeastern institutions: Dartmouth, Williams,
Brown, Weslyan, Yale, Princeton, Rutgers, West Point, Union, and
Notables included here are US Congressman William H. Perry; and archi-
tect Henry Hubson Richardson, all of whom signed have signed their por-
traits. The faculty portraits include professor of zoology and geology Louis
Agassiz, who also signed.
Probably the most notable graduate of the class of 1859, though, from a
modern perspective, was the philosopher and mathematician, Charles
Sanders Peirce (1839-1914), who has been called the founder of American
pragmatism. It is a rare image of the thinker of whom Paul Weiss wrote
in the DAB: “This much is now certain; he is the most original and versa-
tile of America’s philosophers and America’s greatest logician.”

. [HILEMAN, T.J.]. Glacier National Park. Scenic Marvel of
America. 12 hand-colored tipped in views, each signed in plate
lower right. Oblong 4to, [Brooklyn, New York: Published for
Glacier Park Hotel by the Albertype Co, nd. c. 1920 ]. Bound
in tan printed wrappers, ties. Very fine.                $350
With two 10 x 6 inch hand-colored plates by Hileman laid in, identified in
pencil on rear as Heaven’s Peak & Lake Josephine.

. HITCHCOCK, Reuben. A Funeral Oration on the Death
of Mr. Elizur Belden, of Wethersfield. A Senior Sophister, in Yale-
College: who died April 8th, 1786, aetat. 23. Delivered in the College-
Chapel, June 8th, 1786. By Reuben Hitchcock, fellow-student of the
deceased. 22 pp. 8vo, New Haven: Daniel Bowen, 1786. First
edition. Sewn, with some wear at edges. Very good. Evans
19714; Trumbull 833.                                            $300

   “…         ”
. HODGE, Frederick Webb. Autograph Letter, signed
(“F.W. Hodge”) to a friend and colleague regarding his forth-


coming “sojourn in Arizona and New Mexico this summer.”
One page, on letterhead of the Smithsonian Institution,
Bureau of Ethnology. 8vo, Washington, D.C: June 8, 1899.
Fine.                                              $300
A fine letter from this distinguished American anthropologist, who was
involved in one the most widely publicized scholarly controversies of his
day: whether the summit of the famous and practically unscalable
Enchanted Mesa of New Mexico had ever been the site of the original vil-
lage of the Acoma indians. Local traditions supported that view, but
Professor W.A. Libbey of Princeton announced his skepticism and his
intention to scale the mesa and demonstrate the falsity of the myth. In the
summer of 1897, he and a reporter climbed to the summit, where they
spent three hours looking for pottery and utensils, and found none.
“Romantic Indian legend can never stand the acid test of scientific investi-
gation,” Libbey proclaimed. When Hodge read of Libbey’s expedition, he
organized one of his own, and after scaling the Mesa, he and a crew spent
24 hours scouring the area and found their first pottery shard within 5 min-
utes, as well as, utensils, arrowpoints, etc., all of which had been entirely
overlooked by Libbey in his haste to establish his own theory. Hodge was to
write later: “The Indian lore of a thousand years cannot be undone by a
few hours of careless investigation.”
Hodge writes here: “Dear Professor, I am glad to have your card and to
learn that you are prospering. I have been very busy during the last couple
of years, and am preparing for a sojourn in Arizona and New Mexico this

                   , 
. HOOVER, Herbert. The Challenge to Liberty. 8vo, New
York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1934. First edition. Blue cloth.
About Fine in blue quarter blue morocco drop box.        $450
 on flyleaf “To C.E. Hughes Jr with the kindest Regards of
Herbert Hoover.” Charles Evans Hughes, Jr. (November 30 ,1889-January
21, 1950) was the United States Solicitor General in 1929-1930 and son of
Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, Sr. Appointed Solicitor General by
Herbert Hoover, Hughes was compelled to resign when Hoover nominat-
ed Hughes’ father to be Chief Justice of the United States, in order to avoid
conflict of interest.

. ______. The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson. Illustrated. xii, [iii],
318 pp. 8vo, New York: McGraw Hill, [1958]. First edition,
number 492 of 500, signed. Cloth, fine in glassine and slip-
case.                                               $1,250

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. HOOVER, Herbert. The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson.
Illustrated. xii, [iii], 318 pp. 8vo, New York: McGraw Hill,
[1958]. First trade edition. Cloth, fine in almost fine dj, with
cello-tape residue on endpapers.                           $450
, “The good wishes of Herbert Hoover to Claire J. Lundall (?).”

. HOOVER, Herbert & Hugh Gibson. The Problems of
Lasting Peace. 295 pp. 8vo, Garden City, New York: Doubleday,
Doran and Company, Inc, 1942. Fourth printing of first edi-
tion. Blue cloth. Fine in very good dust jacket with statement
of printing.                                              $550
“To Mrs Cara Hofnagel with the kind regards of Herbert Hoover.” With a
TLS to Mrs Hofnagel declining invitation.

. HOWELL, George Rogers. Autograph Manuscript,
signed (“Geo Rogers Howell”) of his The Early History of
Southampton, L.I., New York. Lithograph (“Presbyterian Church
Southampton L.I. built 1707) affixed to front free endpaper;
218 pp. (erratic pagination) on ruled notepaper. Working man-
uscript, with numerous corrections and deletions, and with 8
pp. of related notes and material loosely laid-in. 4to (10 x 8
inches), [Published New York: J.N. Hallock, 1866]. Bound in
half black morocco with gilt-stamped title. Binding rubbed
with loss to spine ends, author’s bookplate.                 $3,500
Howell’s (1833-1899) working manuscript of     
    , with additional genealogical data
and tables not included in the 1866 first edition, and a variant set of appen
dices. A groundbreaking history by this native son, who later became head
librarian of the State University of New York. An expanded second edition
of his book was published in 1887 by Munsell.

. HUGHES, John Taylor. Doniphan’s Expedition; Containing
an Account of the Conquest of New Mexico; General Kearney’s Overland
Expedition to California; Doniphan’s Campaign against the Navajos; His
Unparalleled March upon Chihuahua and Durango; and the Operations
of General Price at Santa Fe. With a Sketch of the Life of Col.
Doniphan. Frontispiece illustration of “The Volunteer,” with
“List of Embellishments” on verso of title page (12 others,


including “Plan of Santa Fe and Its Environs,” “Plan of the
Battle of Brazito,” “Plan of the Battle of Sacramento”). viii,
[9]-144 pp. 8vo, Cincinnati: Published by J[ames] A. &
U[riah] P. James, Walnut St., Between Fourth & Fifth, 1849
(on title-page). Cheap edition printed on upper wrapper, no
footnote on p. 25. Green cloth, with original brown printed
wrappers bound in (without date but with “Cheap edition”
printed on upper cover). Howes H769; Wagner-Camp 134:4.
“Doniphan’s and Kearney’s conquests gave the United States its claim to
New Mexico and Arizona, finally acquired by the Gadsen Purchase” —

. HUTCHINSON, Thomas. The History of Massachusetts,
from the First Settlement thereof in 1628, Until the Year 1750. [With:]
The History of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, from the Year 1750,
until June, 1774. viii, [9]-478 + index [10] pp.; viii, [9]-452; iv,
551 pp. 3 vols. 8vo, Boston, Salem: By Manning and Loring
for Thomas and Andrews; London: John Murray, 1795 &
1828. Third edition “with additional Notes and Corrections
of the first title,” and first edition of the second title. Bound
in modern quarter brown calf, red leather title labels and
cloth. Bookplates, contemporary marginalia pp. 165-6, vol. I,
vols. I & II with sporadic foxing, else fine. Howes H853; Sabin
34080, 34081.                                                   $1,250
The classic history of Massachusetts, by Governor Hutchinson.

. IRVING, Washington. Astoria, or Anecdotes of an
Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains. Engraved folding map
(11¼ x 18¾ in.). [1]-6, [vii]-xii, [13]-285; viii, [9]-279 pp., +
[viii] pp. ads. 2 vols. 8vo, Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, &
Blanchard, 1836. First edition, second state. In later three-
quarter tan calf and marbled boards, joints rubbed, map and
contents lightly foxed, contemporary owner’s signature on first
blank. Very good. BAL 10148; Wagner-Camp 61:1; Howes
I81; Field 760; Sabin 35129; Streeter 3347.                 $500

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                       
. JEFFERSON, Thomas. Jefferson’s Notes on the State of
Virginia; with the Appendixes-Complete. To which is subjoined, a sub-
lime and argumentative dissertation on Mr. Jefferson’s religious principles.
[With separate title:] A Vindication of the Religion of Mr. Jefferson,
and a Statement of His Services in the Cause of Religious Liberty.
[Attributed to Samuel Knox]. With folding table. 194, 53, [3],
21, [1] pp. 8vo, Baltimore: Printed for W. Pechin, corner of
Water & Gay-Streets, 1800. Second (?) Baltimore edition (or
rather, first Baltimore edition, third issue?). Contemporary
mottled calf, spine gilt ruled, red morocco label. Some early
but unobtrusive dampstaining throughout. Evans 37703;
Howes J78; Clark I: 262; Minick, Maryland, 588.                    $2,500
The Baltimore edition of 1800 was the first to be issued in the South, pre-
ceded by the early European editions and four editions published in
Philadelphia in 1788-94. This edition has all the appendices, including
Charles Thomson’s notes on Jefferson’s original text, the Draught of a
Fundamental Constitution for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Act for
establishing religious freedom, and the story of the “Murder of Logan.”
Evans (3702 & 3703) sees two editions which are virtually indistinguishable
except for the wording of the two title-pages: the earlier of the two reads
simply Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia; with the Appendixes-Complete; the
second, as above, announcing the 21-page “Vindication” by Samuel Knox.
The problem, here, is that “most copies” of 3702, according to Evans him-
self, also contain the 21-page “Vindication”. Collations are otherwise the
same, and there seems to be no evidence of any re-setting of the text. A
possible conclusion is that instead of two “editions,” there are more likely
three issues within the same first edition:
1st issue: Title page as 3702, without the 21-page “Vindication”;
2nd issue: Title page as 3702, with the 21-page “Vindication”;
3rd issue: Title page as 3703, with the 21-page “Vindication”

. KEATING, William H. Narrative of an Expedition to the
Source of St. Peter’s River, Lake Winnepeek, Lake of the Woods …
Performed in the Year 1823, by the Order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun,
Secretary of War, Under the Command of Stephen H. Long, Major
U.S.T.E. Compiled from the Notes of Major Long, Messrs. Say, Keating
and Calhoun. Folding engraved map, 8 engraved plates includ-
ing frontispieces, 3 folding letterpress tables. xiii, [iii], 458; vi,
248, 156 pp. 2 vols. 8vo, London: Geo. Whitaker, Ave-Maria-


Lane, 1825. First London edition. Modern three quarter calf
in period style, retaining old marbled boards. Fine. Sabin
3173; Peel 82; Lande 1260; TPL 1284; Howes K20; Wagner-
Camp 26.                                            $1,750

. LAWRENCE, Richard Hoe, assisted by Harris
COLT and I.N. Phelps STOKES. History of The Society of
Iconophiles of the City of New York: 1895-1930 and Catalogue of Its
Publications with Historical and Biographical Notes, Etc.
[Biographical Notes by William Loring Andrews].
Frontispiece hand-colored and signed. (xiv), 290, [2] pp.
Typography by Frederic Warde and printed by William Edwin
Rudge. Illustrations in black and white. 4to, New York: 1930.
First edition, one of the 186 copies printed. Bound in quarter
brown morocco and boards, t.e.g.. Fine in dust jacket and slip-
case.                                                        $550
In 1895, the Society of Iconophiles was formed for the purpose of issuing
a series of engraved views of New York. Publications of the Society began
with a series of 12 engravings by E.D. French. This catalog has a listing of
all titles of the 119 prints issued by the Society at the time of this publica-

. (LEWIS AND CLARK) Fisher, William, Esq. An
Interesting Account of the Voyages and Travels of Captains Lewis and
Clarke, in the years 1804-5 & 6: giving a faithful description of the
River Missouri and its source-of various Tribes of Indians through which
they passed … to which is added a complete Dictionary of the Indian
Tongue. 2 portraits (Lewis and Clark), and 3 plates (“The Bear
Pursuing His Assailant,” “A View of the Washita,” “An Indian
destined to Death”). 266 pp. 16mo, Baltimore: Printed and
Published by P. Mauro, No. 10, North Howard St, 1813.
Reprint of 1812 edition. Disbound. Wagner-Camp 8:7;
Sabin 24508; Graff 1331; Rader 1397. Howes F153a .
This copy has 2 portraits and 3 plates, as called for by Wagner-Camp;
whereas Howes calls for 2 portraits and 4 plates, noting that “some copies”
have only 3.

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       ’  
. (LINCOLN, Abraham) Leale, Charles A[gustus],
M.D. Lincoln’s Last Hours. [With:] Collection of photograph
and print portraits of Leale and inscribed books relating to
Lincoln and Beale (full list available on request). [iv],16 pp.
8vo, [New York: Privately printed, 1909]. First edition. Loose
as issued, in plain outer wrapper; fine. Provenance: the Estate
of Helen Leale Harper.                                  $2,000
“I had been the means, in God’s hand, of prolonging the life of the President Abraham
Lincoln for nine hours.”
Leale’s first published account of the nine hours he spent at Lincoln’s side,
from the moments following the President’s shooting to his death the next
morning. Delivered as a speech to mark the centennial of Lincoln’s birth,
and written years after the events described, Lincoln’s Last Hours presents a
vivid and remarkably unsentimental account of Leale’s attempts to comfort
the dying President. He based the speech on notes written on April 15 and
expanded in a letter sent to General Benjamin Butler, Chairman of the
Assassination Investigating Committee, in 1867. Leale’s is generally con-
sidered one of the most trustworthy and accurate of the 100 or so eyewit-
ness accounts of Lincoln’s assassination and aftermath.
Twenty-three year old Charles Augustus Leale (1842-1932) was an army
surgeon, attending Ford’s Theater on Aril 14 in the hopes of seeing
Lincoln. He was the first to enter Lincoln’s box after Booth fled the theater,
and though others would claim the credit, Leale was the first to locate the
gunshot wound behind the President’s left ear. He removed the clotted
blood in the wound, relieving pressure on the brain. He administered arti-
ficial respiration, restoring Lincoln’s heartbeat and pulse, though he knew
the wound was mortal and was the first to say so. He helped transport
Lincoln’s body to a house across the street from the theater and ministered
to Lincoln until his death the next morning.
A fascinating and important piece of Lincolniana, one of the most detailed
eyewitness accounts, written by a key actor in the tragic day’s events. With
an interesting collection of images of Leale, all from the estate of his
granddaughter, Helen Leale Harper.

                   ’ 
. LINN, William. Discourses on the Signs of the Times by …
one of the Ministers of the Reformed Dutch Church, in the City of New
York. iv, [5]-200 pp. 8vo, New York: Printed by Thomas
Greenleaf, 1794. First edition. Contemporary sheep with red
morocco spine label, worn, front board detached, hinges shel-


lacked, bookplate, signed “Henry Rutgers” on the front paste-
down, light foxing throughout. Evans 27224; Sabin 41344.
Col. Henry Rutgers’ copy, signed by him on the front pastedown. Rutgers
was a prominent New York landowner and philanthropist. In 1798 he
donated land in lower Manhattan to the Dutch Reformed Church, which
became the site of the Collegiate Presbyterian Church (now the Rutgers
Presbyterian Church). The author of these sermons, William Linn, served
briefly as interim president of Queen’s College. The college was forced to
close due to financial difficulties and remained closed until Rutgers donat-
ed money to re-open the school. It was re-named in his honor in 1825.
A fine association between two key members of the Dutch Reformed
Church and Rutgers University.

. THE LONDON CHRONICLE: or Universal Evening Post for
the Year 1763 From Tuesday, July 12, to Tuesday December 15th Issue
no 1022-1083. 41-572 pp. 4to, London: 1763. Some heads
trimmed into running heads. Bound in pebbled 19th century
cloth. Joints worn, rear cover.                              $750

                        
. (MAINE, Mt. Desert) Martin, Clara Barnes.
Mount Desert, on the Coast of Maine. Engraved folding map by
Enthoffer (dated 1875), and 5 mounted albumen prints from
photographs of the region; 115 pp., + 7 pp. ads. 12mo,
Portland: Loring, Short and Harmon, 1885. “Sixth edition.”
Original green cloth. Rubbed, small stain to front cover,
hinges cracked; flyleaf and frontispiece loose, contents and
map fine.                                               $600
Extremely scarce little guide book, first published in 1867 without the pho-
tos, which didn’t appear until the 3rd edition of 1874.

. MARRYAT, Frank. Mountains and Molehills or Recollections
of a Burnt Journal. Wood-engraved frontispiece, vignette title,
and other wood engravings (some full page) in the text, by the
author. 393 pp. 8vo, New York: Harper & Brothers,
Publishers, Franklin Square, 1855. First American edition.
Original pebbled blind-stamped cloth. Bookplate. Almost fine.

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Signed on flyleaf by O.M. Platt. Kurutz 429b; Adams
(Rampaging Herd) 1445; Cowan, p. 416; Zamorano Eighty
52; Howes M299.                                 $350
The author’s experiences in the Rockies and in the gold rush areas of

. MARSHALL, John. The Life of George Washington,
Commander in Chief of the American Forces … and First President of
the United States … [with:] ATLAS to Marshall’s Life of Washington.
Engraved frontispiece portrait of Washington in volume one.
iv, 460, 42 viii; 448, 32, v pp. Atlas with engraved vignette title
+ 10 double-page maps, all but one hand-colored in outline. 3
vols. 8vo, Philadelphia: James Crissy, 1832. Second edition.
Contemporary sheep, black leather spine labels, marbled end-
papers and edges; Atlas bound in half cloth and boards, with
printed pink paper label on upper cover. Some scuffing to text
volumes, but both are sturdy and intact.. Some waterstains to
endpapers of Atlas, maps mostly unaffected. Edward Naret’s
signature in both volumes of text and booklabel on title-page
of volume 2. Howes M317.                                   $1,350
The great Supreme Court Justice’s classic biography of the first President.

                  , 
William. Manuscript Indenture, selling his water rights on
the Powow River, Salisbury (“Salsbury”), in the “Province of
the Massachusetts Bay,” to four parties. Copy, signed by
“Robt. Pike, J.P. & one of the Council”; all other signatures,
including Osgood’s and witnesses are secretarial. Single sheet,
written both sides. 42 lines recto, 21 lines verso, plus various
legal appurtenances at the foot, all written in black ink (now
faded to brown). 13 x 8¼ inches (33 x 22 cm), Salsbury,
[Massachusetts]: 7th July, 1693. Minor soiling, slight losses at
edges of folds, but an interesting Colonial document from a
prominent colonial family.                               $1,500
William Osgood of Shipton, England was a Pilgrim who arrived in
America at the age of 29, in 1638, settling at first in Newbury, then finally
settllng in the new community of Salisbury, along the Powow River, in


1641. “He was granted a ‘goodly’ piece of land on the east side of the
Powow River. The Town granted him this land on the proviso that he con-
struct a saw mill within six months ‘that may be sufficient for the use of the
Town.’ He completed this mill which became only the second such mill in
New England. He later constructed a grist mill along the Powow River …
William prospered in the mill business and his descendents tended to clus-
ter in the Salisbury/Amesbury area to be around the business of the
“Osgood Mills.” Because of its location along the Powow River, Salisbury
became an important source of lumber for the shipbuilding industry, and
the Osgoods prospered. (cf. “Osgood Ancestry” at www.osgood-
Here, in his old age, Osgood begins to divest his holdings: “Know ye that
I, William Osgood, for and in consideration of the Sum of Ten Pounds …
fully clearly & absolutely give grant bargain sell … to them one quarter
part apiece of all my rights & Interest of the water courses privileges …
that I now have outright or could have upon the Northern side of the
Potow River at the falls there or below the falls & below the Sawmill now
standing upon Salsbury …”
A fascinating glimpse into the business history of colonial Massachusetts.

. MAYER, Brantz. Mexico as It Was and as It Is: by …
Secretary of the U.S. Legation to that Country in 1841 and 1842.
Frontispiece, vignette title page, 28 steel-engraved plates and
numerous text woodcuts. xii, 290, [10, ads] pp. 8vo, New
York: J. Winchester, New World Press and Wiley Putnam,
London and Paris, 1844. First edition. Original brown ribbed
cloth, gilt spine. Bookplate of James Torr Harmer. Fine. Sabin
47099; Pilling 2524; Palau 158997.                         $350

. (MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR) Alcaraz, Don
Rámon, et al. The Other Side: or Notes for the History of the War
Between Mexico and the United States. Written in Mexico, Translated
from the Spanish, and Edited, with Notes, by Albert C. Ramsey, Colonel
of the Eleventh United States Infantry during the Mexican-American
War. 10 portraits and 14 maps and plans. xv, [i], 458 pp. 8vo,
New York: John Wiley, 1850. First edition in English.
Original blind-stamped brown cloth. Minor wear at head of
spine, minor foxing, else fine. Bookplate of James Torr
Harmer, with collation tipped in at front. Sabin 67723; Howes

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A105; Garrett, Mexican-American War, pp. 3-4: “An excellent
source of material for the Mexican side of the War”;
Haferkorn, p. 8.                                     $750
“The original Spanish edition was suppressed by Santa Anna” (Howes).

. (MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR) Clark, Francis D.,
editor. The First Regiment of New York Volunteers commanded by Col.
Jonathan D. Stevenson, in the Mexican War. Names of the members of
the Regiment during its term of service in upper and lower California,
1847-1848, with a record of all known survivors on the 15th day of
April, 1882, and those known to have deceased, with other matters of
interest pertaining to the organization and service of the Regiment. 2 por-
traits. 94 + 16 pp. ads (dated August 1, 1883). 8vo, New York:
Geo. Evans, 1882. First edition. Original cloth, a.e.g. Fine.
Bookplate of James Torr Harmer. Howes C432; Barrett 520;
Cowan, p. 126; Graff 733; Tutorow 3523.                               $500
 “Stephen Massett from his old friend the Author Apl. 20/86.”

                         
. (MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR) Frost, John. Pictorial
History of Mexico and the Mexican war; comprising an account of the
ancient Aztec empire, the conquest by Cortes, Mexico under the Spaniards,
the Mexican revolution, the republic, the Texan war, and the recent war
with the United States. 500 engravings, designed by W. Croome
and other artists including 6 chromolithographic plates. xii,
640 pp. Thick 8vo, Philadelphia: Charles Desilver, 1856.
Later edition (first published 1848). Contemporary half
morocco. Some rubbing to binding, but very good; and inter-
nally, fine,. Bookplate. Sabin 26048 (citing editions of 1848,
‘49, and ‘52).                                                     $300

. (MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR) Henry, W[illiam]
S[eaton]. Campaign Sketches of the War with Mexico. With wood-
engraved frontispiece of Corpus Christi & 7 full-page
engraved plates; 4 double-page battle plans. vi, [7]-331 pp.
8vo, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1847. First edition.


Original red cloth. Small split at top of spine, some foxing,
else fine. Bookplate of James Torr Harmer. Howes H429;
Tutorow 3613.                                           $300

.    (MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR) Mansfield,
Edward Deering. The Mexican War: A History of Its Origin, and
a Detailed Account of the Victories Which Terminated in the Surrender
of the Capital; With the Official Despatches of the Generals. With 12
wood-engraved plates, including frontispiece, and 5 woodcut
maps. 323, [12, ads] pp. 8vo, New York: A.S. Barnes & Co.,
No 51 John-Street, 1848. First edition. Original brown cloth.
Minor wear at head of spine, spot on upper cover, else fine.
Bookplate. Sabin 44370; Haferkorn, p.15; Tutorow, 3225.

. (MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR) Reid, Samuel
C[hester]. The Scouting Expeditions of McCulloch’s Texas Rangers;
or, the Summer and Fall Campaign of the Army of the United States in
Mexico — 1846; Including Skirmishes with the Mexicans and an
Accurate Detail of the Storming of Monterey; also, the Daring Scouts at
Buena Vista. 12 illustrations, double-page map opposite p. 144,
by Lieut George Meade. 251, [1], 10 (ads) pp. 8vo,
Philadelphia: J.W. Bradley, 48 North Fourth St, 1859. Third
edition. Original brown pebbled cloth, gilt spine with a gilt-
stamped rider. Bookplate of James Torr Harmer. Nice copy.
Howes R175.                                                      $450

. (MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR) Ripley, Roswell
Sabine. The War With Mexico. Illustrated. 524, 650pp. 2 vols.
8vo, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849. First edition.
Original ribbed blind-stamped publisher’s cloth. Bookplate.
Minor wear at head and tail of spines, minor foxing, else fine.
Sabin 71530; Howes R311.                                 $350
Ripley was an officer on the staffs of Gen. Zachary Taylor and Gen.

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Gideon Pillow during the Mexican War, and saw action at the battles of
Monterey, Vera Cruz, Cerro Gordo, Contreras, Churubusco, Molino del
Rey, Chapultepec, and the capture of Mexico City. (See Stevens, below)

. (MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR) Semmes, Lieut.
Raphael, U.S.N.. Service Afloat and Ashore during the Mexican
War. Folding map and plates. xii, 479, [1] pp. Cincinnati:
Wm. H. Moore & Co., Publishers, 118 Main Street, 1851.
First edition. Bound in original blind-stamped red cloth, mar-
bled edges, spine ends slightly rubbed, else very good. Sabin
79083; Howes S288.                                       $400
During the Mexican-American War, Semmes (1809-1877) commanded the
brig USS Somers in the Gulf of Mexico. During the blockade of Vera Cruz,
Semmes narrowly escaped drowning when the Somers capsized and sank
in a heavy storm. Later, he joined the Confederate Navy in 1861, and com-
manded the commerce raiders CSS Sumter & the famous Alabama, which
was sunk by the Kearsarge in 1864. He was Rear-Admiral in command of
the James River squadron (1865).

. (MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR). Stevens, Isaac
I[ngalls]. Campaigns of the Rio Grande and of Mexico; with notices
of the recent work of Major Ripley. 108 [4] pp. 8vo, New York: D.
Appleton and Company, 200 Broadway, 1851. First edition.
Later cloth, with printed wrappers bound in, some staining on
front wrapper and title page. Sabin 91522; Raines, p. 195;
Tuturow 3445; Palau 322428; Ramos 4224.                     $500
Stevens wrote this work to correct what he considered to be the errors of
judgment and misconceptions made by Major Roswell Ripley in his The
War with Mexico (see above). He challenged Ripley’s account of the battles
of Palo Alto, Resaca, Churubusco, and Chapultepec, and the capitulation
of Monterrey, as well as his characterizations of many of the American
officers, including Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott. Curiously, he
praised Santa Anna for his military and administrative capabilities, observ-
ing that the Mexican leader was “deserving the gratitude of his country-
men,” a portrayal that history has hardly supported.

. (MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR) Wise, Lieut.
[Henry Augustus]. Los Gringos: or, An Inside View of Mexico
and California, with Wanderings in Peru, Chili, and Polynesia. xvi, 453
pp. 12mo, New York Baker and Scribner, 143 Nassau Street
and 36 Park Row, 1849. First edition. Original blind-stamped


brown cloth. News clipping at back, flyleaf partially torn away,
else a very nice copy. Howes W593; Sabin 104892; Cowan, p.
252.                                                       $300
Wise was a U.S. Naval officer, who, “During the Mexican War, 1846-1848,
was with the Independent on the Pacific Station, participating in naval war-
fare in the Gulf of California, at Mazatlán, and at La Paz. On 25 February
1847 he was promoted to lieutenant. Because he had learned Spanish at
some time during his career, he was chosen to carry crucial messages from
Mazatlán to Mexico City on one important occasion.” (ANB) Los Gringos
relates some of his experiences during the Mexican-American War .

                               
. MINOT, George Richards. Continuation of the History of
the Province of Massachusetts Bay. viii, [9]-304 pp; vii, [i], [9]-222
pp. 2 vols. 8vo, Boston: Printed by Manning & Loring, 1798,
1803. First editions. Original boards, some wear and foxing,
vol I backstrip slightly split, vol II uncut; bookplates. Evans
34118; Sabin 49321; Howes M650; Church 1282 (“His
Continuation is a creditable piece of work”).                    $600
Intended as a continuation of Thomas Hutchinson’s History of the Colony of
Massachusets-Bay (Evans) Minot’s is a history of Massachusetts from 1748 to
1765, here in boards.

. (NEW ENGLAND) The New England Historical &
Genealogical Register. Illustrated with engarvings. 22 vols. 8vo,
Boston: Samuel Drake and The New England Historic,
Genealogical Society, 1847-68. First edition. Contemporary
publisher’s straight-grained black cloth, blind-stamped designs
on covers, richly gilt backstrips in 6 circular compartments;
with monthly printed paper wrappers bound in at end of each
volume. Corners and spine ends bumped, signatures on front
free endpapers, tipped in note in last volume, else very good.
Sabin 52688.                                             $1,000
Tipped into second volume: Prospectus for the periodical with an
Autograph Note Signed by Samuel Drake to Jacob Wendell sending the
prospectus; volume one signed by Wendell. There is an article on Wendell
in Volume XXII at p. 420.

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. NORTH, Thomas. Five Years in Texas or What You Did Not
Hear During the War From January 1861 to January 1866 A
Narrative of His Travels, Experiences, and Observations in Texas and
Mexico. viii, [9]-231 pp. 8vo, Cincinnati: Elm Street Printing
Co, 1871. Second edition. Original beveled cloth. Front
hinge started. Rader 2490; Howes N193.                         $300

       : ..    
. (NORTHWEST TERRITORY) Treaty of amity, com-
merce, and navigation, between His Britannic Majesty and the United
States of America, : by their president, with the advice and consent of their
Senate. : Conditionally ratified on the part of the United States, at
Philadelphia, June 24, 1795. : To which is annexed, a letter from Mr.
Jefferson to Mr. Hammond, alluded to in the seventh article of said treaty.
72 pp. 12mo, Philadelphia: Printed by Neale and Kammerer:
Sold No. 24, North Third Street, 1795. Contemporary wrap-
pers. Evans 29754; Howes T341; Sabin 96579.                           $750
An important publication, giving the text of Jay’s Treaty of 1794.
“Although the 1783 peace treaty gave the Northwest Territory to the
United States, actual possession of strategic posts was not relinquished until
after this treaty [Jay’s] of 1794” (Howes). The book includes in the “copi-
ous Appendix” the Constitution of the U.S., a “Vindication of the Treaty”
by “Curtius” [i.e., Noah Webster and the jurist James Kent], “Features of
Mr. Jay’s treaty,” written by Alexander James Dallas, etc. Five editions
appeared in 1795.

. PALLISER, John. Solitary Rambles and Adventures of a
Hunter in the Prairies. Frontispiece, pictorial half-title, and 6
plates. [6], 326 [1, ads] pp. 8vo, London: John Murray, 1853.
First edition. Original cloth. Previous owner’s signature in
pencil on title-page, “R.C. Brown St. George’s Hall,” and with
his bookplate on front pastedown. Slight wear at head and tail
of spine, else fine. Howes P43; Smith 7856; Graff 3168; Sabin
3168; Wagner-Camp 228; Phillips, p. 284-285; Henderson,
Early American Sport, (third edition, revised), pp. 191-192 (later
editions); Lande 1375; Rader 2578.                         $1,000
“This is one of the best books of the period on Western hunting” (Phillips).
Palliser (1817-1887) went on a hunting tour of the American West in 1847;


his account was published in 1853, and was highly regarded and popular.
Palliser went on to explore the Rockies in British North America in 1857-
1860, in search of potential routes for a transcontinental railway, and in
1862-1863 he traveled to the Confederacy on a confidential mission.

. PARKER, A[mos] A[ndrew]. Trip to the West and Texas.
Comprising a Journey of Eight Thousand Miles, through New-York,
Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas, in the Autumn and
Winter of 1834-1835. Interspersed with Anecdotes, Incidents and
Observations. With a Brief Sketch of the Texan War. Without the
map (not found in all copies), and lacking the frontispiece; 2
full-page wood-engravings (p. 172 and p. 178 of shooting
deer). iv, [5]-380pp. 12mo, Concord, N.H.: William White.
Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey, 1836. Second (and best) edition.
Original cloth, title “Texas” in gilt on spine beneath a design
of Texas flag, stamped with motto “Independence,” printed
upside down. Occasional stains to text, overall very good.
Signed Nicholas Lincoln on the flyleaf. Bookplate of James
Torr Harmer. Howes P74; Graff 3183; Phillips, Sporting Books,
p. 286; Sabin 58643; Jenkins, Basic Texas 159; Streeter Texas
1172a.                                                         $750
Written on the eve of the Texas Revolution, Parker’s account of his travels
there is greatly valued as one of the earliest accounts of Texas written in
English. The son of a prominent New Hampshire Senator, Parker was 43
when he set out on his journey, and spent over a month in Texas, visiting
San Augustine, Nacogdoches, Hall’s Ferry on the Brazos River, San
Antonio (“like all Spanish towns, is composed of houses built of logs and
mud, and makes a squalid appearance”) San Felipe, Columbia, Brazoria,
and Velasco. He is particularly observant of the land and its qualities (and
abundance!), the peculiar fauna, the people, and the prospects there for
emigrants, particularly Northern emigrants; e.g., “neither Galveston Bay
nor the flat country all along the seacoast, is the place for a northern man.
It is too much infested with alligators, mocassan [sic] snakes, and
moschetoes.” The author’s intelligent remarks on slavery, and his prescient
observations on the growing conflict between the Anglo and Spanish her-
itage of the state have been remarked by others. Further, this second edi-
tion is extremely important, as it is the first to contain an additional chap-
ter on the “Texian Revolution.”

. PERRY, Rufus Lewis. The Cushite: or, The Descendants of
Ham as found in the Sacred Scriptures and in the Writings of Ancient

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Historians and poets from Noah to the Christian Age. [Introduction by
T. McCants Stewart, Esq., President of the Brooklyn Literary
Union]. x, [11]-175 pp. 8vo, Springfiled, Mass: Willey & Co,
1893. First edition. Original green cloth. Fine.                $750
Rufus Lewis Perry (1834-1895) was a Baptist minister and editor, born into
slavery. He edited various Baptist publications, including American Baptist
and The National Monitor, was secretary of the Consolidated American
Baptist Missionary Convention, and founded the Messiah Baptist Church
in Brooklyn, where he lived most of his life. In Perry’s only book, The
Cushite, “… he drew upon his interest in African history, classics, and black
Masonry to produce a defense of black cultural nationalism, arguing that
the ancient Ethiopians and Egyptians were the black descendants of Ham
and destined for ‘a return of racial celebrity, when in the light of a
Christian civilization, Ethiopia shall stretch out her hands unto God’ (p. x).
This book along with his other writings and his leadership among Baptists
earned for Perry a place as one of the most articulate religious spokesper-
sons for African-American causes in the second half of the nineteenth cen-
tury” (ANB).
Perry, along with George Washington Williams and others now referred to
as “early Black historians” (many of whom were from outside academia),
was part of a late 19-century movement that challenged Eurocentric histo-
ries that neglected or misrepresented Black history. These authors laid the
foundation for Du Bois’ incomplete Encyclopaedia Africana and mid-20th cen-
tury Afrocentricism.

. PIKE, Z[ebulon] M. An Account of Expeditions to the
Sources of the Mississippi, and Through the Western Parts of Louisiana,
to the Sources of the Arkansaw, Kansas, La Platte, and Pierre Juan,
Rivers … During the Years 1805, 1806, and 1807. And a Tour
Through the Interior Parts of New Spain … In the Year 1807.
Frontispiece portrait, 3 folding tables, a chart and 6 maps, five
folding, one on two joined sheets. 5, [3], 277, [5]; 65, [1]; 52;
87, [1] pp. 8vo, Philadelphia: John Binns for C.&A. Conrad;
Petersburgh: Somervell & Conrad; Norfolk: Bonsal, Conrad &
Co.; and Baltimore: Fielding Lucas, Jr, 1810. First edition.
Nineteenth-century half black calf and marbled boards, for E.
Evans. Spine label renewed. Some browning, else fine. Howes
P373, “b”; Wagner-Camp 9:1; Graff 3290; Wheat
Transmississippi 297, 298, 299; Field 1217; Streeter Texas
1047C; Bradford 4415; Rittenhouse 467; Sabin 62936; Jones
743; Braislin 1474; Jenkins Basic Texas Books 163; Hill 1357.


Provenance: E. Evans (at foot of spine); James Wickersham
with his Alaska bookplate; Charles Eberstadt (his pencil note
“collated OK CE”).                                  $25,000
The report of the first, and certainly one of the most important explo-
ration narratives of the Southwest. Pike’s narrative includes his account of
his travels to explore the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red Rivers, as
well as his earlier journey to the sources of the Mississippi River. He also
relates his visit to the Spanish settlements in New Mexico. Along with the
writings of Lewis & Clark, Pike’s Account must stand as the most important
early work on western exploration. The maps, which Wheat considers
“milestones in the mapping of the American west,” are the first to show
geographic knowledge of the area based upon first-hand explorations.
Streeter refers to the description of Texas as “excellent.” (See illustration, p.

. PRIEST, William. Travels in the United States of America;
Commencing in the Year 1793, and Ending in 1797. With the Author’s
Journals of His Two Voyages Across the Atlantic. Hand-colored cop-
perplate frontispiece. [x], 214 pp. 8vo, London: Printed for J.
Johnson, no. 72, St. Paul’s Church-yard, 1802. First edition.
Bound in blind-stamped polished contemporary calf, neatly
rebacked. Sabin 65498; Howes P603.                           $500
The author was a theatrical musician, and this work contains a rare collec-
tion of anecdotes relating to the early days of the United States. The fron-
tispiece is a curious representation which a Philadelphia blacksmith, Peter
Brown, caused to be placed on the panels of his carriage.

               
. ROBBINS, Thomas. Autograph Letter, signed, to the
bookseller Hezekiah Howe & Co., of New Haven. 2½ pages.
4to, Mattapoisett, Mass: Sept. 8, 1834. Fine. Everett Wilkie’s
article in Libraries & Culture, vol. 32, no. 4 (Fall 1997). $400
Robbins (1777-1856) was a bachelor Congregationalist Minister whose
library was considered the most valuable in the state of Massachusetts.
Unfortunately, Robbins got into trouble over an innocent kiss which neces-
sitated a change of careers and his removal from Mattapoisett to Hartford,
where he became the Librarian of the Connecticut Historical Society. At
the time, Robbins possessed a substantial library of about 3,600 volumes
concerning history and theology, and about as many pamphlets. In 1855,
at his death, the library went to the Connecticut Historical Society.
Robbins writes to his bookseller in New Haven:

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    “Yours of the 2d inst. I received on Saturday after my return from
    Providence Commencement … Dr Wayland [Francis Wayland (1796-
    1865), fourth president of Brown University] is deficient in
    Presidential dignity … I shall be glad to receive Hakluyt (?) & Edwards
    Works [cf. Wilkie article]. I am glad to hear of the copy of Owen’s works.
    As I should have to get it bound I could wish to get it a little lower than 1.50
    per vol. I wish you could make an offer of 1.25, if you think it proper. It
    will probably not be very likely to be taken up. If you can get no deduction
    you may let it lie for the moment, but I shall be sorry to lose it … I still sus-
    pect that your old Bible is the Geneva Bible. I have no less than three copies
    of that, two in black letter & one in Roman”

. ROBINSON, Fayette. An Account of the Organization of the
Army of the United States; With Biographies of Distinguished Officers
of All Grades. Frontispieces. 352; 333, [1], 8, ads pp. 2 vols. 8vo,
Philadelphia: Published by E.H. Butler, 1848. First edition.
Original cloth. Very good.                                    $350

                    , 
. ROCKWOOD, George, photographer. Portrait photo-
graph of James Harper, seated in profile. Vintage albumen
print. 8½ x 6½ inches (image size), New York: Rockwood,
“889 Broadway, N.Y.” n.d. [March 1869]. Original gilt frame,
in the original Rockwood matte, with his studio imprint and
address.                                                $750
Superb Rockwood portrait of James Harper (1795-1869), co-founder of
the great New York publishing house, and reform-minded Mayor of New
York from 1844 to 1845. According to the American National Biography, in the
Spring of 1869, only a few days after this photo was taken, “James Harper
and his daughter were driving down Fifth Avenue near Central Park when
their carriage pole broke, the horses bolted, and he was thrown to the street
and fatally injured.”
Provenance: from the estate of Helen Leale Harper.

                  ’ 
. ROOSEVELT, Franklin Delano. Block of uncanceled
stamps,  by President Roosevelt (“Franklin D.
Roosevelt”) and Treasury Secretary Morgenthau (“Henry


Morganthau, Jr.”) in the sheet margin. Sheet of 100
Presidential Issue four-and-a-half cent “White House” stamps.
10-1/8 x 9 in, [Washington, D.C: United States Postal
Service, 1938]. Printing plate serial # 21972. Fine.
Provenance: Franklin D. Roosevelt (his sale, H.R. Harmer,
1946). Scott 809.                                     $1,350
A fine sheet of four-and-a-half cent Presidential Issue White House stamps
from FDR’s private collection, sold at auction after his death by H.R.
Harmer. FDR, the “Philatelic President” was an avid stamp collector from
youth; he oversaw the design and production of stamps during his presi-
dency and did much to encourage collecting.

. SCHAEFFER, Luther Melancthon. Sketches of Travels
in South America, Mexico and California. 247 pp. 12mo, New York:
James Egbert, Printer, 321 Pearl Street, 1860. First edition.
Original cloth. Fine. Bookplate. Cowan, p. 570; Hill 1535;
Wheat, Gold Rush 176; Sabin 77485.                         $400

. [STARKWEATHER, Joseph B., photographer].
Daguerreotype of man with cigar and hat. Ninth-plate
daguerreotype, cheeks and lips lightly rouged and cigar smoke
painted on, in hinged union case (by A.P. Critchlow & Co.,
with ad affixed to inside of case), with clipping from
Washington Daguerrean Saloon laid-in beneath image. 2 x 2-
½ in, [631 Washington St, Boston: Washington Daguerrean
Saloon], n.d. [ca. 1856-1860]. Some burnishing visible at
edges of oval frame, faint stain on left margin, else near fine in
fine case.                                                   $800
An appealing portrait of a sporting gentleman, in silk cravat, brocade vest
and overcoat, casually smoking a cigar and wearing an unusual felt hat fes-
tooned with ribbon.
The photographer, Joseph Starkweather, advertised his Washington
Daguerrean Saloon at 631 Washington St, Boston, from 1854-1860 (cf.
Craig's Daguerreian Registry). The case is by A.P. Critchlow & Co. of
Northampton, MA, the first to manufacture union cases with rivetted
hinges (cf. Newhall, The Daguerreotype in America, pp. 131-2). (See front cover)

. SMITH, William. A Sermon preached in Christ-Church,
Philadelphia, [for the benefit of the POOR] by appointment of and before

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the general communication of Free and Accepted MASONS of the state
of Pennsylvania, on Monday December 28, 1778. Celebrated, agreeable
to their Constitution, as the anniversary of St. John the Evangelist. By
William Smith, D.D. Provost of the College and Academy of
Philadelphia. 35, [1] pp. 8vo, Philadelphia: Printed by John
Dunlap, 1779. First edition. Removed, title-page toned with
tape-repair to verso, light foxing throughout, deaccession
stamp to last page. Evans 16526.                                   $350

. TOWNSEND, John Kirk. Narrative of a Journey Across the
Rocky Mountains, to the Columbia River, and a Visit to the Sandwich
Islands, Chili, &c. 352 pp. 8vo, Philadelphia: Henry Perkins,
1839. First edition. Original blind-stamped cloth. Some wear
at front hinge. Wagner-Camp 79:1; Sabin 96381; Howes
T319; Field 1558; Forbes 1183; Graff 4173; Hill 1211;
Streeter 2094; Smith 10282; Tweney 77.                        $600
Narrative of the Wyeth expedition of 1834.

                  ’ . 
. WEBSTER, Daniel. Letter from Citizens of Newburyport,
Mass., to Mr. Webster, in relation to his Speech delivered in the Senate of
the United States on the 7th March, 1850, and Mr. Webster’s Reply
Here with just Mr. Webster’s Reply pp. 7-20. 20 pp. (pp. 3-5, “Letter
from Citizens…”; pp. 6-20, “Reply”). 8vo, Washington, D.C:
Gideon & Co, 1850. First edition. Later half black morocco
and marbled boards. Repair to lower margin of title leaf, final
page soiled and repaired, with a few letters obscured. $350
On March 7, Daniel Webster delivered his famous “Seventh of March
Speech” in the Senate, in support of the bundle of bills comprising the
Compromise of 1850, speaking “not as a Massachusetts man, nor as a
Northern man but as an American …” His efforts helped win passage of
the bills, which included the notorious Fugitive Slave Law, but it also turned
New England abolitionists bitterly against him.
Some of Webster’s supporters wrote a supporting letter, printed here, “to
make known the satisfaction we have derived from the perusal of the
speech recently delivered by you … on the great topic of the day.” This
copy of Webster’s “Reply” contains several ink markings, one textual inser-
tion, and one marginal note.


. WORTLEY, Lady Emmeline Stuart. Travels in the
United States, etc. during 1849 and 1850. xv, [i], 307, [1] (p. xiii
misprinted “xii” in vol. I); xi, [1], 351, [1];vii, [i], 316 pp. 3
vols. 8vo, London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street,
1851. First edition. Original blue blind-stamped cloth, book-
plate of James Torr Harmer. A very pretty set. Howes W687;
Sabin 93220; Clark III:419.                                 $1,600
Wortley was a prolific poet and an intrepid traveller, who, after the death
of her husband and youngest son, embarked on “increasingly punishing”
journeys , according to J. Robinson in Wayward women: a guide to women trav-
elers, p.122 (quoted in ODNB). “In 1849-50 she visited America with her
daughter and published Travels in the United States (1851) and Sketches of Travel
in America (1853). During this trip, she and the twelve-year-old Victoria did
not confine themselves to the eastern United States, but made their way to
Mexico, across Panama, and into Peru …While riding in the neighbour-
hood of Jerusalem on 1 May 1855 Lady Emmeline was kicked by a mule
and fractured her leg. She was not in good health at the time, yet persisted
in journeying without a guide from Beirut to Aleppo, and returned by an
unfrequented road across Lebanon. Afflicted with dysentery and sunstroke,
she died at Beirut on 30 October, 1855” (ODNB).

. (YALE) Catalogus senatus academici, et eorum qui munera et offi-
cia academica gesserunt, quique aliquovis gradu exornati fuerunt in
Collegio Yalensi, quod est in Novo Portu reipublicae Connecticuttensis in
Nov-Anglia. 32 pp., including hallf title. 8vo, Novi-Portus:
Excudebat Josias Meigis, academiae typographus, 1787.
Sewn, with several stab holes. About fine. “Yale College
Catalogue 1787” in ink on half-title. Evans 20901; Trumbull,
J.H. Connecticut, 1726.                                           $350

                                

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