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Literary Treasures of 1927

By: Various

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan Magazine: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 016640

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's blue cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration over entire front. Minor rubbing along edges, decorated cover in fine condition. From colophon, "Of this edition there have been printed five thousand copies only. This is No. 332". Lovely collection of short stories by various authors, including Edna Ferber, Irvin S. Cobb and John Erskine. View more info

To Build a Home for California's Sweet Singer, Miss Ina Coolbrith, is Purpose of Admiring Friends, Who Plan Cozy Retreat

By: Various

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Pasadena, California, Pasadena Star: 1907

Seller ID: 016665

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Off-printed newspaper article, 24 x 18 inches, multiple fold lines, some chipping and small tears in folds, not affecting readability. Originally published in the Pasadena Star, Pasadena, California, April 13, 1907. Ina Coolbrith (1841-1928) was a California poet, called "The Sweet Singer of California". She was also a prominent member of the San Francisco Bay Area literary community. Her home was destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco fire, and this article relates the efforts of her literary colleagues to raise money to build her another. The article includes letters from George Wharton... View more info

The Bibelot : a Reprint of Poetry and Prose for Book Lovers, Chosen in Part From Scarce Editions and Sources Not Generally Known

By: Various

Price: $475.00

Publisher: New York, Wm. H. Wise & Co.: 1925

Edition: First Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 016570

Condition: Collectible-Fine


21 volume set, complete. 3/4 leather binding with gilt lettering and decoration. "This 21-volume Set of The Bibelot Testimonial Edition Originally Collected by Thomas Bird Mosher Newly Enriched with One Hundred Illustrations Has Been Specially Prepared for Lillian Irene Kay". "The Bibelot" was a literary anthology published by Thomas Bird Mosher (1852-1923), Portland, Maine publisher, from 1895-1914. It contained lesser known works of many authors such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Swinburne and Oscar Wilde. This is a very attractive set, excellent condition. View more info

The Liberty Boys of "76": No. 1007

By: Various

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Frank Tousey: 1920

Seller ID: 018074

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


No. 1007 - April 16, 1920. Stapled binding, paper cover, color illustration on front. Dimensions 8 X 11 inches. Uncut pages. Copy in protective plastic sleeve. Contents of this issue are, "The Liberty Boys and Bill Cunningham or Chasing The "Bloody Scout" by Harry Moore, "A.D.T. No. 33 or The Boss Of The Messenger Boys" by Ralph Morton, "A Frontiersman Escape" by Alexander Armstrong. Also includes short news articles and various advertisements in back. View more info

Famous Fantastic Mysteries. Vol. V, March 1944, No. 6.

By: Various

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, All-Fiction Field, Incorporated: 1944

Seller ID: 019975

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration of different characters from different time periods and genres on a checkerboard, such as a pirate, wizard, and man in nineteenth-century clothing. 7" x 9 1/4." 146 pages, complete. Many black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Cover and illustrations by Lawrence Stevens (1884-1960). Back cover has a message to ration food during the war (WWII) and an advertisement for Calvert whiskey. Pages are very clean and intact. Covers are clean and intact overall, but back cover has a chi... View more info

Book Plate Collection: Libraries

By: Various

Price: $250.00

Publisher: 0

Seller ID: 020249

Condition: Very Good


Collection of 56 bookplates from different libraries done by various designers. Bookplates: black & white & color; mounted on brown paper in black binder; clean & intact overall but a few have some glue stains along edges. Circa 1930s. Varying dimensions; most measure between 2" x 5." Listings for each bookplate include, if available, the designer, location where the bookplate came from, description of the bookplate design, & date. Bookplate 1: Willy Pogany; Goodman Library, Napa; hand holding rose by open book. 2: F. W. Baumhoff, Jr.; California State Lib.; eulogy for Clair C. Barnes.... View more info

To Lecture Committees of Lyceums, Teachers' Institutes, Church Societies, Etc. A New Lecture, or Entertaining Story for General Audiences

By: Venable, William Henry

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 11205

Condition: Collectible-Fine


circa 1890s. 'Thomas Tadmore, Jr., and His Friends; or: Humor and Pathos of Boy Life.' Fold sheet flyer (7 x 10 inch) with synopsis of the story and Personal and Press notices. Title taken from the cover with steel engraved portrait. William Henry Venable (1836-1920) was an Ohio author and educator/reformer. He published over 22 books and was editor of OHIO ARHCAEOLOGY AN HISTORICAL QUARTERLY. Well known on the lecture circuit for his lectures on education. View more info

Signature on Card - Henry George Vennor

By: Vennor, Henry George

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 0

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019254

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Signature on beige card by Henry George Vennor in light brown ink. No date, circa 1860s-1880s. 3 1/2" x 2 1/2." Card reads: "Henry G. Vennor, Montreal, Canada." Card and signature are very clean and intact. Henry George Vennor (1840-1884) was a Canadian geologist, ornithologist, and meteorologist. As a college student, he made a fossil collection and also wrote papers and did research on local bird life. Vennor worked for the Geological Survey of Canada where he researched and collected information on various rock types and their mineral and metal compositions. These su... View more info

Le Cuisinier Royal (The Royal Cook)

By: Viard, Alexandre; Fouret; Delan; Grignon; Pierrhugues

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Paris, France, Gustave Barba: 1842

Edition: 18th Edition

Seller ID: 019485

Condition: Very Good


Eighteenth Edition. Re-backed, using original brown leather spine label. Blue boards backed in green leather. 5 1/4" x 8 1/4." 616 pages, complete. Former ownership inscriptions in brown ink: "Mrs. W. M. Power?, Damascus, January 15, 1860" on front flyleaf and "Jaline Power? Damascus" on half title page (does not affect text). Pages have faded dampstaining and browning, especially toward the front and back of the text block. Pages are cleaner toward the center. Binding is tight. The comprehensive cooking guide for French professional chefs during the 19th centu... View more info

The Rehearsal : First Acted 7 Dec. 1671; Published (? July) 1672

By: Villiers, George

Price: $37.50

Publisher: London, 1869

Seller ID: 4477

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham. English Reprints. Large Paper Edition. Uncut page edges. Unopened pages. Chipping to spine. Contents include: Bibliography, 'The Rehearsal'; Keys to 'The Rehearsal'; The Rehearsal -- Prologue -- The Actors; The Play. View more info

The Poems of Master Francois Villon of Paris, Now First Done Into English Verse in the Original Forms with a Biographical and Critical Introduction By John Payne.

By: Villon, Francois

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, The Villon Society: 1892

Seller ID: 7328

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


First printing of this translation. Publisher's full vellum, soiled. Two former owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Scattered light foxing. Small erasure hole on front end paper. Number 368 of a limited edition (total of edition not stated). 158 pages, plus one page advertisement for other books by John Payne. View more info

The Testaments of Francois Villon, Translated by John Heron Lepper, Including the Texts opf John Payne and Others

By: Villon, Francois

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright: 1924

Seller ID: 018951

Condition: Fine


Black cloth backed boards. Cream color dust wrapper with light soiling. Deckle edges. Largely unopened. A handsome book. 6 x 9 inches. 316 pages. View more info

The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes: Cycling

By: Viscount Bury and Hillier, G. Lacy (Editors: Duke of Beaufort; Watson, Alfred E. T.)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green, and Company: 1891

Edition: Third Edition, Revised

Seller ID: 019116

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's brown cloth binding. 5 3/4" x 7 3/4." Decorative cover and spine. Illustrated with black and white line drawings. 495 pages including index. Nineteen plates and sixty-four woodcuts in text. The book covers many aspects of cycling such as its history, how to train, and the construction of a bicycle. View more info

Typed Letter Signed

By: Vivante, Arturo

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 1960

Seller ID: 8925

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Typed letter (5 3/4 x 9 inch) dated December 20, 1960 and signed "Arturo". Sent from Boston, Mass. Addressed to John Davenport of the publication 'Vogue' (London). In the letter he mentions his article "The Umbrella" and submits another short story "A Drive in the Country." Mentions he is leaving for Italy. Arturo Vivante (b.1923) is an American writer. View more info

All The Better For Her! And Other Stories

By: Voisenon, Claude-Henri De Fusee De

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall Ltd.: 1927

Seller ID: 4434

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


No. 44 of 1,000 copies. Decorative dust wrapper with front cover label, small tear top edge of front cover. Gilt page tops, page sides and bottoms uncut. Translated from the French. From the Introduction: "At the age of ten Claude-Henri de Fusee, of the Chateau de Voisenon, which is near Melun, was writing an epistle in verse to Voltaire, who was sufficiently interested and impressed by its merits to invite the child to become forthwith his pupil; an invitation not to be refused. Forty-four years later he was elected to the French Academy, and at the time of his death he was one of the mos... View more info

Steel Engraving Portrait. "Voltaire"

By: Voltaire

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 10924

Condition: Collectible-Good


Steel Engraving portrait (7 x 11 1/4 inch) sheet with the title "Voltaire. No. 39". Small tear on left side and missing upper right hand corner (1/2 x 1 inch). Francois Marie Arouet known as 'Voltaire' (1694-1778) was a French satirest most famous for his works "Candide (1759) and "Dictionnaire Philosophique" (1764). Old brittle paper, circa 1840s. View more info

Steel Engraving Portrait. "Voltaire"

By: Voltaire

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 10925

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Steel Engraving Portrait (6 1/2 x 9 inch) sheet with a quotation below the portrait in french with title. Portrait glued onto the sheet. Francois Marie Arouet was known as 'Voltaire' (1694-1778) was a French satirist most famous for his works "Candide" (1759) and "Dictionnaire Philosophique" (1764). Clean portrait of the upper body. View more info

Candide; or, Optimism

By: Voltaire, Francois-Marie Arouet De

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, The Limited Edtions Club.: 1973

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator(s)

Seller ID: 13776

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Translated By Richard Aldington, with an Introduction By Anatole Broyard & illustrations By May Neama. 1500 copies, this is #781, signed by the artist, designed by Richard Ellis and printed at the Wichell Company, Philadelphia. xv, 123 pages; color illustrations; publisher's binding with slip-case, paper label on box. Translation of Voltaire's 'Candide' with brief introduction. Fine clean copy. View more info

Venus in Furs

By: von Sacher-Masoch Von Lemberg, Leopold

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Sylvan Press: 1947

Seller ID: 7838

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Publisher's black cloth with lettering and decorations in yellow. Publisher's clear plastic dust wrapper (with two small chips at folds) with printed paper front dust wrapper flap. Large paper edition, designed by Lewis F. White, limited to 1499 copies, this being number 1475. Frontispiece illustration. 140 pages. View more info

Like Grandpa

By: Vredenburg, Edric

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Bavaria, S. P. Dutton & Co.: 1895

Seller ID: 017770

Condition: Very Good


Original white cardboard with colored illustration of a little girl wearing a top hat and holding gloves and an umbrella. 3 1/2 X 3 1/2. 12 pages. Copy has 8 black and white illustrations and 6 color illustrations. Story is about 3 children visiting their grandfather by the sea. Light scuffing on both covers, however pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. View more info