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6043. : The Philistine A Periodical for Peculiar Persons Vol VII.

East Aurora New York 1898. 15.5 by 12 cm. 192 pp. A bound volume of issues Vol. ViI no 1, June. 1898 to no 6, Nov. 1898, 6 issues with covers. Suede and cloth boards. In used condition, rubbing to the edges of the boards, suede darkened. East Aurora was an Arts and Crafts centre in New York State centred around Elbert Hubbard. It was later known under the Roycrofters name. The Roycroft Printing shop produced the journals as well as other books. Good Arts and Crafts interest. The Society of the Philistines was an association of book lovers and folks who write. Organised to further good-fellowship among men and women who believe in allowing the widest liberty to individuality in thought and expression. 20.00


11463. : The Roycroft Books Some Books for Sale at our Shop.

New York East Aurora The Roycroft Books 1903. 28 pp. illustrated, frontispiece portrait, softcovers, in very good condition apart from the covers being a little dusty. 20.00


15164. Burroughs, Edgar Rice: Jungle Tales of Tarzan.

New York: Grosset & Dunlap March 1919. (reprint c. 1921/23) 19 by 13 cms. 365 pp. Illustrated by J. Allen St John. Red boards with black titling, a little light shelfwear, very slight light fading to spine but overall a good copy. No dustwrapper. 12 Short stories which first appeared in the Blue Book Magazine in 1919. 25.00


15163. Burroughs, Edgar Rice: Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar.

New York: A.L. Burt Company April 1918. (reprint 1919/20) 19 by 13 cms. 365 pp. With decorations by J. Allen St John. Light green boards with black titling, a little light shelfwear, some rubbing to spine extremities, but overall a good copy. No dustwrapper. Published by arrangement with A. C. McClurg & Company. The fifth of the Tarzan series. 45.00


15160. Burroughs, Edgar Rice: The Beasts of Tarzan.

New York: A.L. Burt Company, March 1916. (reprint 1917) 19 by 13 cms. 337 pp. With illustrations by J.Allen St John. Dark green boards with white titling, a little light shelfwear, and the spine titling is now faded, but overall a good copy. No dustwrapper. the third in the Tarzan series. 25.00


15161. Burroughs, Edgar Rice: The Son of Tarzan.

New York: A.L. Burt Company March 1917. (reprint 1918/20) 19 by 13 cms. 394 pp. With illustrations by J. Allen St John. The title page date reads 1918 but on the reverse reads Mar. 1917. Light green boards with black titling, a little light shelfwear, but overall a good copy. No dustwrapper. The fourth in the Tarzan series. 20.00


12964. Burroughs, John: The Writings of John Burroughs Volume V. Pepacton.

London: J.M.Dent & Co., 1895 Riverside Edition. 241 pp. 19.5 x 13.5 cm. American cut-steel engraved frontispiece and vignette by Charles H. Woodbury. The edition from which this volume comes was limited to 1000 sets for England and America. Burroughs, 1837-1921, was an American naturalist and essayist, important in the conservation movement. After Thoreau he is probably the most important practitioner of that very American genre, the nature essay. He was born in the Catskill mountains and was a friend of Walt Whitman. His collected works run to 25 volumes. Pepacton was first published in 1881. Hugely popular at the turn of the 19th, 20th centuries he has been undeservedly rather neglected since. Spine professionally relaid. Boards a bit age worn and darkened, internally clean bright and fresh. 25.00


14965. Cabell, James Branch: Jurgen A Comedy of Justice by James Branch Cabell with an Introduction by Hugh Walpole.

London: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1921. xv + 325 + (8). 19.5 x 13 cm. Ffep carries the signatures of Allan Seaton and Forrest Reid. Orange-blocked dark-blue boards. Back board is slightly marked, but a good clean tight copy associated with not one but two Northern Irish men of letters. 25.00


15689. Cable, George W.: Old Creole Days, Stories of Creole Life.

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1902. 228 pp. 16.5 x 11cm. Stories include: Madame Delphine, Cafe des Exiles, Belles Demoiselles Plantation, "Posson Jone", Jean-Ah Poquelin, 'Tite Poulette, Sieur George, and Madame Delicieuse. Gold-blocked red boards, with some decoration to spine and front board. No dustwrapper. In very good condition. 10.00


10110. Capote, Truman: The Thanksgiving Visitor.

New York: Random House 1967 24 by 16 cms. hardback, cream coloured boards, with black cloth spine with gilt title and small decorative gilt border. Contained in a very good light grey/blue slip case with mounted title label under a photograph of the author as a child with an elderly aunt. In very good condition, a nice copy. 20.00


14381. Cooper, J. Fenimore: The Water-Witch or The Skimmer of the Seas.

London: George Routledge and Sons n.d. 17 by 11 cms. 286 pp. red and black boards, showing a little wear, spine professionally relaid. A fair copy. This title was first published in 1871. 15.00


7709. Cooper, James Fenimore: The Spy A Tale of the Neutral Ground.

London: Colburn and Bentley 1831. 18 by 11 cms. xi+410 pp. No. 3 of the Standard Novels. Revised, corrected, and illustrated with a new introduction, notes etc by the author. The first English edition was published in 1822. It is recognised as the first of the spy -genre novels. Some wear, rubbing, spine professionally restored, some foxing on frontispiece, original spine labels present but worn. Internally tight and clean. 35.00


213. Drummond, H: The Greatest Thing in the World.

The Mosher Press Portland Maine 1927. xxxvii +53pp. frontispiece, a limited edition of 250 copies v.g. 20.00


11935. Gordon, A. C. and Page, Thomas Nelson: Befo' De War Echoes in Negro Dialect.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1893. vi+131 pp. Stories from before the Civil War set in "negro dialect". Apart from one or two light fingering marks, an owners inscription on the ffep, a nice tight, bright copy, the gilt spine title is particularly fresh. Unusual and probably somewhat politically incorrect. 35.00


11853. Haliburton, Thomas Chandler: The Letter-Bag of The Great Western; or Life in a Steamer.

London: Richard Bentley 1840. By the author of "The sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick". Halliburton, 1796-1865 was born in Nova Scotia, moved to England in 1856, and is one of the first major Canadian authors and an early north American humourist. 16 by 10.5 cms. xxiii+323 pp. original boards blind stamped decoration and a gilt vignette of a steamer on the front board, internally clean bright and tight, minor wear to boards otherwise in very good condition. Dedicated to Lord John Russell. A series of humorous fictional letters from the boat exploring various aspects of life etc. The British Library identify this edition as the first ed. of 1839. Copac. 75.00


11698. Haliburton, Thomas Chandler: The Letter-Bag of The Great Western; or Life in a Steamer.

London: David Bryce Edinburgh: W.P. Nimmo n.d. ( 1839? ) By the author of "The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick". Halliburton, 1796-1865 was born in Nova Scotia, moved to England in 1856, and is one of the first major Canadian authors and an early north American humourist. 16 by 10.5 cms. xxiii+232 pp. half leather and cloth six panelled spine separated by gilt lining, black and gilt spine title, a little edge rubbing otherwise in very good condition. Dedicated to Lord John Russell. A series of humorous fictional letters from the boat exploring various aspects of life etc. The British Library identify this edition as the first ed. of 1839. Copac. 75.00


1224. Harris, Elizabeth Howe.: Long Dawn.

The Greater West Publishing Company San Leandro California 1946. 63pp. v.g. Inscribed from author "To: Jamie Wilson Wilkins whose friendship I cherish, which has stood the test of time: Love from Elizabeth Howe Harris. Contains also a Chrismas card 1948 with hand written poem again from E H Harris. Harris was born in Western Ireland resident in San Francisco and publishing since 1930. 15.00


14393. Hawthorne, Nathaniel: Mosses From an Old Manse.

New York: George P. Putnam 1851. 207+207 pp. Parts I and II together. Green boards, gilt titling, there is a little damage to a bottom corner of one page, but no loss of text. Otherwise in good condition 30.00


14799. Hawthorne, Nathaniel: Transformation: or The Romance of Monte Beni.

London: Smith Elder & Co., 1888. A new edition. 400 pp. 17.5 x 11.5 cm. Gold-and-black-blocked green boards. Mark on the rear board, and the inside hinges have been professionally strengthened, o/w in good condition. 10.00


18368. Holmes, Richard S.: The Victor.

New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1908. 320 pp. 20 x 13.5 cm. White-blocked embossed blue boards. Spine faded. A few small stamps from a local church library, otherwise in good condition. 15.00


11736. Hubbard, Elbert: Little Journeys to the Homes of American Statesmen.

New York and London: G.P. Putman's reprinted 1900. viii+436 pp. illustrated, tissue guarded plates, limp suedette covers, silk book marker, in very good condition. Covers Washington, Franklin, Hamilton, Adams, Hancock, Jefferson, Webster, Clay, Jay, Seward, and Lincoln. A nice copy. 18.00


11932. Irving, Washington: Chronicles of Wolfert's Roost and other papers.

Edinburgh: Thomas Constable and Co. 1855. vi+351 pp. consists of 32 essays by the author. In light green blindstamped boards with a gilt globe within floral wreath. With a new cloth spinestrip and new black and gilt spine label. In good condition 32.00


15840. Irving, Washington: The Works of Washington Irving. Vol VIII. Astoria. Tour on the Prairies.

London: George Bell and Sons, 1882. Bohn's Standard Library. xii+340+137+31pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Frontispiece illustration. Gold-blocked embossed olive-green boards. Contains the 1882 London editions of "Astoria, or Anecdotes of an Enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains," author's revised edition, along with "A Tour on the Prairies". Tissue guard is foxed. One-centimetre split at top of spine. 12.00


9309. Irving, Washington (Geoffrey Crayon Esq. pseud. ): The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon Esq.

London: John Murray a new edition 1834. Vol 1 only of a two volume work. vi+296 pp. frontispiece plate of Rip Van Winckle. No xxxix of The Family Library. Boards now darkened, a little wear to bottom of spine, some light browning to frontispiece, tissue guard and title-page, internally tight, bright and clean. A good copy of this first volume. 20.00


2780. Irving, Washington.: Old Christmas and Bracebridge Hall

London Constable and Company 1918 xi+284pp. illustrated by Lewis Baumer 8 colour plates and many black and white illustrations some spotting to prelims otherwise good. 16.50


14777. James, Henry: Confidence.

London: Macmillan and Co., 1883. 237 pp. 15.5 x 11 cm. First published in the US in 1880. Gold-and-red-blocked spine label applied to green boards. T.e.g. Ednpapers browned, otherwise in good condition. 45.00


15673. James, Henry: Stories of the Supernatural.

London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1971. xvi+762 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Edited and with a new introduction and headnotes by Lionel Edel. Silver-blocked black boards, in good condition, in a good dustwrapper. 12.00


9986. James, Henry: The Spoils of Poynton with A London Life The Chaperon.

London: John Lehman The Chiltern Library 1947. xxiii+318 pp, blue boards, hardback, in very good condition. First published in the UK in 1897. 10.00


14812. James, Henry: Within the Rim and Other Essays 1914-15.

London: W. Collins Sons & Co Ltd, c1916. 119 pp. 17.5 x 11 cm. Contents include: Within the Rim, Refugees in Chelsea, The American Volunteer Motor-Ambulance Corps in France, France, and The Long Wards. Hardback, no dw, in good condition. 10.00


14643. Laughlin, James editor.: Spearhead 10 Years Experimental Writing in America.

London: The Falcon Press, 1947. 604 pp. 23 by 15.5 cms. A New Directions book. Illustrated. Hardback, no dustwrapper, back inner hinge split, some wear, but overall in fair condition. 20.00


13742. Longfellow H.W.: The Prose Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

London: George Routledge and Co. 1853. Complete in one volume.17 by 10.5 cms. iv+506 pp. red boards with blind stamped and gilt decoration, a.e.g. illustrated by John Gilbert. Contains, Hyperion, Kavanagh and Outre-Mer, a tight clean copy with eight tissue guarded engravings. A nice copy, boards a little faded but in very good condition. Gilbert was one of the most successful and prolific of the Victorian illustrators. 25.00


12832. Parker, Gay: Mr Perkins of New Jersey or, The Stolen Bonds.

London: no date (1888-1890) 157 pp. in half cloth and marbled paper boards. No title page is present but otherwise complete. Printed in double columns. Parker, a pseudynom for Miss M.P. Green, was an American writer about whom we have no details, other than a further novel is listed by her. Copac show this edition to have been published by George Routledge in 1888 and 1890, but more research would be useful. It is bound in a hardback format similar to another in our stock, The Pearl of Levonby by Malen, issued by John Dicks, Office of "Bow Bells" 313 Strand in 1875. He was a publisher of popular fiction, often Romantic. We assume it may have been issued in paper wraps which were discarded along with the title page when rebound in this format. Trans Atlantic printing piracy was fairly common at this time. A scarce title. 75.00


15825. Poe, Edgar Allan: Tales Grotesque.

London & Glasgow: Collins, c1935. 382 pp. 15.5 x 10.5 cm. Illustrated by Sidney Stanley (5 illustrations). Signature of Allan Seaton, Irish artist and poet, on ffep, o/w in very good condition. 10.00


14185. Pound, Ezra: Guide to Kulchur.

London: Faber & Faber Limited, 1938. First edition. 359 pp. 21 x 13.5 cm. Gold-blocked faded green boards, no dw. The boards are grubby, and the spine has been professionally restored. There is a previous owner's signature on the ffep. 30.00


12122. Sprott, Helen: The Fake A Tale of a Big Art Deal.

Printed for Private Circulation 1936. 79 pp. hardback, in a v.g. dustwrapper. "Years ago, "Uncle Toms Cabin" sounded a clarion note to free the slaves in America. Today, "The Fake", a modern crook tale sounds a reveille to slumbering thought, in the hope of rousing the many victims of the cruel, silent mental work of hypnotism to save themselves from sickness, failure and dreariness." A curious item of one person's crusade against hypnotism. 23.00


15720. Steinbeck, John: The Short Novels of John Steinbeck. Tortilla Flat, The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, The Moon is Down, Cannery Row, The Pearl.

London: Nationwide Book Service, 1979. 568 pp. 20.5 x 13.5 cm. Gold-blocked black boards. Very good, in a dustwrapper with a sunfaded spine. 10.00


10886. Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens): A Tramp Abroad.

London: Chatto & Windus 1881 xxiii+564+32pp.illustrated by W. Fr. Brown, True Williams, B. Day and other artists - with also three or four pictures made by the author of this book a without outside help, in all 314 illustrations. Red boards with black and gilt stamped decoration, light green floral endpapers, spine professionally relaid and a little faded, internally tight, bright and clean, a "with compliments" inscription on the ffep but no signature, publisher's catalogue at rear dated, Oct.. 1881, an attractive copy of this title, first published in 1880. The first UK issue appears to be Apr. 1881. 70.00


10887. Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens): The Innocents Abroad or The New Pilgrim's Progress.

London: Chatto & Windus 1881. Being some account of the Steamship, "Quaker City's" pleasure excursion to Europe and the Holy Land, with descriptions of countries, nations, incidents, and adventures as they appeared to the author. xxvi+613+32pp. 234 illustrations. Red boards with black and gilt stamped decoration, light green floral endpapers, spine professionally relaid and a little faded, internally tight, bright and clean, publisher's catalogue at rear dated, Oct.. 1881, an attractive copy of this title, first published in 1869. 60.00


18408. Vivante, Arturo: The Tales of Arturo Vivante.

New York: Riverdale-on-Hudson: Sheep Meadow Press, 1990. Edited and with an introduction by Mary Kinzie. xxiv + 240 pp. 23 x 15 cm. Pictorial glazed card covers. "If you are looking for fiction that will make you feel happier for having read it, let me recommend the writing of Arturo Vivante." Small crease to rear cover, o/w in very good condition. 15.00

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