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Shakespeare and Prayer

By: Wadsworth, Mary A.

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Chicago, W..M. Welch and Company: 1901

Edition: W.M. Welch and Company

Seller ID: 018662

Condition: Very Good


Attractive three quarter solf leather with alligator boards. Spine faded from green to brown. Red leather title on spine. Title page printed in red, green and yellow. Marginal decorations on each printed page in the same colors. Quotes from Shakespeare with commentary by Wadsworth. Illustrated. 57 pages. 6 x 8 1/2 inches. View more info

Utopia Americana

By: Wagenknecht, Edward

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Seattle, Washington, University of Washington Book Store: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13832

Condition: Collectible-Fine


'University of Washington Chapbooks, Number 28'. 40 pages; portrait; ads in back; orange paper wrapper (5 1/8 x 7 3/8 inch). Edward Wagenknecht (1900-2004) was an American Literary critic and teacher. This critical review essay on the Oz novels of L. Frank Baum was written while he was a teacher at the University of Washington (1925-1943) and issued in the University's 'Chapbook Series'. Fine clean copy of the author's first book. View more info

Utopia Americana (University of Washington Chapbooks, Number Twenty-eight)

By: Wagenknecht, Edward; Hughes, Glenn (Editor)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Seattle, WA, University of Washington Book Store: 1929

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 020129

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Original publisher's orange wrapper with very rare, unopened glassine dust wrapper. 5 1/8" x 7 3/8." Forty pages, complete. Advertisements for other books in the back. Black and white frontispiece portrait of L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) included. This is a critical review essay about Baum's Wizard of Oz novels. The essay was written by Edward Wagenknecht (1900-2004), an American literary critic and teacher, while he taught at the University of Washington (1925-1943). Issued as part of the University's "Chapbook Series." Glassine dust wrapper has an original illustrated st... View more info

Autograph Letter Signed - Morrison R. Waite

By: Waite, Morrison R.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: 1879

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019335

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Letter handwritten in brown ink on beige paper. Paper has Royal Irish Linen, Marcus Ward & Co. watermark. Datelined November 19, 1879 in Washington, D.C. 5" x 8." One page. Letter reads: "Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 1879, Dear Sir, I have yours of the 16th, and shall be glad to assist you in this way you ask whenever it is in my power. As present, however, I know of no vacancy in situations such as you want. Very truly yours, M. R. Waite." "Mr. Eugene S. Didier," the addressee, is also handwritten below his signature. Former ownership inscription on the back in ... View more info

The Stepehn H. Wakeman Collection of Books of Nineteenth Century American Writers. The Property of Mrs Alice L. Wakeman. First Editions, Inscribed Presentation and Personal Copies, Original Manuscripts and Letters of Nine American Authors: Bryant, (cont)

By: Wakeman, Stephen H.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, New York, American Art Association, Inc.:

Seller ID: 13322

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


(title cont.) ". Hawthorne, Holmes, Longfellow, Lowell, Poe, Thoreau, Whittier." Four Sessions - unnumbered pages; facsimiles; green cloth binding with paper label on the spine. 1280 lots included in this collection assembled over a twenty year period (1900-1920) of the leading authors of the 19th century. Very good clean copy. View more info

The Way Forward Is With A Broken Heart

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 017864

Condition: Fine


Advance Galley copy. White wrapper with a black and white photograph of a young couple on the front cover. Black and white lettering on front cover. 8 1/2 X 11 inches. 196 pages. Walker (1944- ) is an American author and activist. A moving story of marriage set in the violent and volatile Deep South during the early years of the civil rights movement. Copy also comes with a publisher's statement about the book, which is laid in. Copy and pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. View more info

Life of Gen. Ben Harrison. Also Life of Hon. Levi P. Morton

By: Wallace, Gen. Lew and George Alfred Townsend

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Chicago, Kansas City, Hubbard Brothers Publishers: 1888

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018010

Condition: Fine


Original gray cloth with gilt and black lettering on the front cover and spine. Both front cover and spine also have black designs. 5 1/2 X 8 inches. 578 pages. This copy is a campaign biography. BAL "Printing 2" No. 20804. The first section is of Gen. Ben Harrison which is 349 pages and 19 black and white plates. The second is of Hon. Levi P. Morton which is pages 351-578 and has 7 black and white plates. Copy also has the sections titled, "Our Former Presidents" which has information on presidents Washington through Cleveland, and "The Citizens Handbook of Valuable Facts... View more info

The Wooing of Malkatoon Commodus

By: Wallace, Lew

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York and London, Harper & Brothers, Publishers: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019097

Condition: Fine


Publisher's designed green cloth. Bibliography of American Literature number 20825. Binding "B" with "Lettering goldstamped. Ornate mosaic frame on front and back and ornamentation on spine stamped in silver, green and orange. Top edges gilt." BAL suggests binding "A" is only a trial binding and exists only on the copyright deposit copies. All 11 illustrations present. Title page printed in red and black. Wallace had a varied career: Union Civil War general, Governor of Territorial Arizona and of course, author of "Ben Hur." This is a beautiful copy o... View more info

A Friend of the Seminole

By: Walsh, George Ethelbert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Elgin, IL, The David C. Cook Publishing Company: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 020072

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's multicolored and gilt marbled boards backed with green cloth. 6 3/4" x 8 1/2." Ninety-six pages, complete. Gilt lettering on front cover. Former ownership inscription in blue ink on front free endpaper: "John W. Jr., from Aunt Bessie, Christmas 1926." Pages and covers are very clean and intact. The adventures of two brothers, Weston and Otto Winthrop, set against the backdrop of the Florida Everglades. View more info

Signature on Card - Thomas Ustick Walter

By: Walter, Thomas Ustick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 1879

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019262

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Signature on beige card by Thomas Ustick Walter in black ink. Card adhered to beige paper with Royal Irish Linen, Marcus Ward & Co. watermark. Datelined January 7, 1879 in Philadelphia. Card measures 4 3/4" x 3"; paper measures 7 3/4" x 10 3/8." Card reads: "Very truly Mrs. Tho. U. Walter, Architect, Philadelphia, January 7, 1879." Card and signature are very clean and undamaged. Paper is intact but has slight blue coloration on the left edge. Thomas Ustick Walter (1804-1887) was an American architect who is historically significant for his architectural achievem... View more info

Inside Moves

By: Walton, Todd

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday and Company: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 016578

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Publisher's 1/4 cloth binding with paper covered boards, minor rubbing. Some soiling of dust jacket, but in very good condition. Unique Todd Walton "basketball card" laid in. Inscription on front fly leaf, "August 19, 1978 To Maurice Thank You! Todd Walton". The author's first and most successful novel, basis for a 1980 movie, about a group of misfits in San Francisco trying to fulfill a dream. View more info

Comic Journey to California and Back

By: Ward, Artemus

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Girard, Kansas, Haldeman-Julius Publications:

Seller ID: 13919

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


'Little Blue Book, No. 368'. 64 pages; gray paper wrapper (3 3/8 x 4 7/8 inch) with title on the cover. Artemus Ward [Charles Farrar Browne] (1834-1867) was an American humor writer from Maine. Ward was very popular during the 1860s and this small volume is one of his works taking a funny look at overland accounts. Very good clean copy. View more info

Fenwick's Career.

By: Ward, Humphry, Mrs. (or Mary A. Ward)

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York & London, Harper & Brothers: 1906

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 6211

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


xii, 357 pages, 4 black and white plates by Albert Sterner, printed boards, dust wrapper, 7.5 x 5". Very good, jacket chipped and with some staining, upper 1.5" with portion of title, gone from top of jacket spine, protected by mylar. A poor but brilliant artist comes to London to gain fame, concealing the fact that he is already married. Intense drama ensues. View more info

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The Writings of Mrs. Humphry Ward, with Introductions By the Author. Autograph Edition.

By: Ward, Mrs. Humphry (Mary A. Ward)

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1909

Seller ID: 10606

Condition: Very Good


Autograph edition. Number 99 of 750 copies signed by the author using her name as Mary A. Ward and with four pages of manuscript by the author tipped in to four volumes. 16 volumes, complete. (Complete sets are uncommon, due to the last two volumes being published three years after the first fourteen. All illustrations are photogravures with facing tissues. [1909-1912]. 3/4 leather binding with gilt tooling and title on the spine with raised bands. The binding was green leather originally, but the spines are sun bleached to an attractive light brown. A very handsome set, with the gilt and leat... View more info

Jeff Clayton's Brigand Foe; or, the Doom of the Guerrilla Chief.

By: Ward, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The Arthur Westbook Company: 1911

Seller ID: 14863

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


"Adventure Series No. 89". 182 pages; ads in back section; color illustrated cover (4 7/8 x 7 inch) paper wrapper. Minor chipping along the edge of the back cover. Very good copy. View more info

The House on the Marsh

By: Warden, Florence

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Street & Smith Corporation: 1911

Seller ID: 14844

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


"Select Library, No. 87". 193 pages; [20] pages ads in back; color illustrated cover, paper wrapper (4 7/8 x 7 inch). Very good copy. View more info

The Lyon Campaign in Missouri. Being a History of the First Iowa Infantry and of the Causes Which Led Up to Its Organization, and How It Earned the Thanks of Congress, Which It Got. Together with a Birdseye View of the Conditions in Iowa Preceding the Great Civil War of 1861.

By: Ware, E. F.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Topeka, KS, Crane and Company: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 020228

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's blue cloth binding. Former ownership inscriptions in blue ink on front free endpaper. 5 1/2" x 7 3/4." 377 pages, complete. Gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Binding is tight. A couple small chips at the top edge of the front cover. Written by E. F. Ware, a soldier who served in Iowa regiments throughout the Civil War. View more info

Carl Krinken : His Christmas Stocking

By: Warner, Anna and Susan

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, New York, G.P. Putnam & Co.: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14287

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


'Ellen Montgomery's Book Shelf' [This series of 5 works was a collaboration between Anna and Susan Warner]. 308 pages; illustrations; brown cloth binding, gilt design on the spine, gilt bookshelf on the cover. See = Blanck - Bibliography of American Literature, Vol 8 #21260 & #21044 "Three bindings noted; no sequence determined: A: Sides blindstamped with a 3-rule frame around a squarish vine-like frame. Gold stamped book shelf on front. All edges plain. The authors are believed to be Susan and her younger sister Anna Warner. Evangelical writers of religious fiction, children's fiction and... View more info

Backlog Studies

By: Warner, Charles Dudley

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Mass, James R. Osgood and Company: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14370

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


281 pages; illustrations; brown cloth binding with design on cover and spine in black and gilt. Author signature card tipped in and dated 4 February 1886. BAL #21225 - "Printing 1, printing of 3000 copies." Contents and Listing of Illustrations in reverse order. Very good printing of the first edition, first printing. View more info

Backlog Studies

By: Warner, Charles Dudley

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1899

Edition: First Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 015810

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Publisher's cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration on front. Minor chipping at top and base of spine, bending at corners. Discoloration on front and back endpapers and fly-leafs, appears to be shadow from missing dust jacket. 257 pages with 12 drawings on plates, complete. Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900) was an American novelist and essayist, most noted for co-writing "The Guilded Age" with his friend Mark Twain. This volume is a collection of essays about home life. View more info