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The Reflections Of A Lonely Man, A. C. M. (Pseudonym Of A. C. McClurg)
1 A. C. M. (Pseudonym Of A. C. McClurg) The Reflections Of A Lonely Man
Chicago, IL A. C. McClurg & Co. 1903 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
This book is in Very Good- to Near Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and fraying, along with several small edge nicks and rubbed spots. The spine and edges of the book covers have some toning. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate (Johnson Brigham) on the front pastedown page. The front inner hinge has a crack to the bottom edge (approx. 1"). "A. C. McClurg was a Chicago, Illinois based publisher made famous by their original publishing of the Tarzan of the Apes novels and other stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs. The company was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1844 as S. C. Griggs & Co. It was briefly known as Griggs, Bross & Co. After William Bross was admitted as a partner in 1848; the partnership dissolved after eighteen months. Alexander C. McClurg, a former law student who moved to Chicago to join the mercantile trade, joined the company in 1859. McClurg joined Griggs as a junior partner after he returned a general from the Civil War. " 
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Artists And The Book Part II: Some Illustrated Books: Catalogue 150, Antiquariaat Frits Knuf
2 Antiquariaat Frits Knuf Artists And The Book Part II: Some Illustrated Books: Catalogue 150
Netherlands Antiquariaat Frits Knuf 1986 Booklet Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oblong booklet with heavy illustrated cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition. The booklet and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Wood Engraving, Beedham, R. John (introduction and appendix by Eric Gill)
3 Beedham, R. John (introduction and appendix by Eric Gill) Wood Engraving
London, England Faber and Faber Limited 1922 6th Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning sunning to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. This book includes an introduction and appendix by Eric Gill. "Ralph John Beedham (1879-1975) , occupies a unique position in the history of twentieth century wood engraving. He was a formschneider, probably the last person in England to serve an apprenticeship as a professional reproductive wood engraver...He was one of three professional reproductive wood engravers who found that he could use his skills for teaching. He taught evening classes in wood engraving at the London County Council School of Photo-engraving and Lithography in Bolt Court, where he taught, among others, Noel Rooke, Joan Hassall, Mabel Alleyne and Diana Bloomfield." 
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Theocritus The Second and Seventh Idylls, Calverley, Charles Stuart (translated by)
4 Calverley, Charles Stuart (translated by) Theocritus The Second and Seventh Idylls
London, England John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd. 1927 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has noticeable toning, especially to the spine, and several spots of discoloration and ground-in dirt. "Elizabeth Rivers (1903-1964) was an artist who created water colour and oil paintings, stained glass, sculpture and wood engravings. She is perhaps best known for her wood engravings. These were often created to illustrate others' literary works, such as Lord Tennyson's The Day-Dream (1928) , Connemara Journal by Ethel Mannin (1947) and Out of Bedlam by Christopher Smart (1956). ..Rivers was born in England and studied at Goldsmith's College, where she developed her interest in wood engraving and trained under Edmund J Sullivan, who, according to Donlon, influenced her illustrative style. " 
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Mushi-No Koe, Egyedi, Bela
5 Egyedi, Bela Mushi-No Koe
Oneonta, NY Swamp Press 1978 Limited Edition Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; One of 100 copies printed on Frankfurt Cream. This is an oversized paperback book with heavy cardstock covers and a string (Jap) binding. The book is in Near Fine condition. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with both black and white and color illustrations. This book has been handset on Victor the Golding Press. (Letterpress). 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Forty-odd Years In The Literary Shop, Ford, James L.
6 Ford, James L. Forty-odd Years In The Literary Shop
New York E. P. Dutton & Company 1921 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There are several spots of ground-in dirt to the front cover. The gilt lettering on the spine has dulled. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the reverse of the frontispiece. "Born in St. Louis, a son of James K. And Louisa Livermore Ford, James L. Ford attended a school in Stockbridge, Mass. At the age of 16 he came to New York and started his half century and more of writing with a job on the Railway Gazette. In his book, "Forty-odd Years in the Literary Shop," published in 1923, he told with his characteristic satiric humor and shrewd observation of his manifold experiences as an author in this city. Mr. Ford's service with the Herald ended with the sale of the newspaper to Frank A. Munsey. Since then he had been a "free lance," writing for magazines and newspapers many kinds of articles and reviews, the latter chiefly concerned with books. Ten years ago it was necessary to cut off one of his legs, and three years afterward the other. Two years ago he became blind. But he did not cease writing until five weeks ago, a few days before the doctors ordered him to the hospital. And this beginning of the end of his long fight came shortly after the happiest day of his life, when he was brought up to the city to a friend's house and was made the guest of honor at a celebration attended by nearly every important man and woman in the literary and dramatic worlds of the city." ; Signed by Author 
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A Mid-Century Child and her Books, Hewins, Caroline M.
7 Hewins, Caroline M. A Mid-Century Child and her Books
New York Macmillan Company 1926 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have noticeable toning and there is some light toning and foxing to the foredge of the text pages. "Ever since the Winter's evening when I made my first acquaintance with that delightful place, writes Anne Thackeray Ritchie in her introduction to Cranford, it has seemed to me something of a visionary country home which I have visited all my life long (in spirit) for refreshment and change of scene." 
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A Christmas Bulletin of the Best Books 1928, Hewitt's Book Shop
8 Hewitt's Book Shop A Christmas Bulletin of the Best Books 1928
Long Beach, CA Hewitt's Books & Stationery 1928 Paperback Very Good- 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The book covers have edge wear, rubbing, nicking and noticeable creasing. There are a couple of small edge nicks and chips missing. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. This is a wonderfully illustrated (in both black and white and color) advertising catalogue of books on offer at Hewitt's Books of Long Beach California for the Christmas season of 1928. 
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Permanent Papers and the Subject of Author's Editions, Holliston Mills
9 Holliston Mills Permanent Papers and the Subject of Author's Editions
Norwood, MA The Holliston Mills 1934 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The tan cloth covers have toning (especially to the spine and edges) and some ground-in dirt and tidemarking. The top spine end has a chip missing from the top layer of cloth. The text pages are clean and bright. "In a few words, here is our thought: - We suggest that a part of the first printing of any book of obvious literary merit or the work of a popular author be made in a special edition which might be termed an Author's Edition." The book shows the different types of papers, lettering, engravings and more that the company provides to publishers. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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A Catalogue Of Authors Whose Works Are Published By Houghton, Mifflin And Company Prefaced by a Sketch of the Firm, and Followed by Lists of the Several Libraries, Series, and Periodicals with Some Account of the Origin and Character of These Literary Enterprises, Houghton, Mifflin and Company
10 Houghton, Mifflin and Company A Catalogue Of Authors Whose Works Are Published By Houghton, Mifflin And Company Prefaced by a Sketch of the Firm, and Followed by Lists of the Several Libraries, Series, and Periodicals with Some Account of the Origin and Character of These Literary Enterprises
Boston, MA Riverside Press 1899 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Good+ 
This book is in Good + condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally solid condition. The tan paper covered boards have noticeable spots of foxing, toning and generalized rubbing. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have edge wear, rubbing, nicking and some fraying. The lettering on the spine of the book has faded. The text pages are generally clean, but have spots of foxing throughout and there is tidemarking to the bottom edges of the first several pages and the last several pages. There is a crack to the front inner hinge right after the half title page. "The following Catalogue is designed to bring into an orderly group the authors for whom Houghton, Miffling & Co. Act as publishers. The brief biographical sketches have been prepared with great care, and are intended to supply that condensed information which a reasonable curiosity as to the personality of authors demand." 
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American Bookmen Sketches, Chiefly Biographical, of Certain Writers of the Nineteenth Century, Howe, M. A. De Wolfe
11 Howe, M. A. De Wolfe American Bookmen Sketches, Chiefly Biographical, of Certain Writers of the Nineteenth Century
New York Dodd, Mead and Company 1898 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping. The spine of the book has noticeable toning and a couple of spots of discoloration. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, by the author on the front endpaper. There's also a previous owner's inked name and date on the front endpaper. "Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe (also Anthony, DeWolf and Jr; Bristol, Rhode Island – December 6, 1960 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) was an American editor and author...He served as associate editor of the Youth's Companion from 1888 to 1893 and again from 1899 to 1913, as assistant editor of the Atlantic Monthly in 1893-1895, and as editor of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin until 1913. He was also Vice President of the Atlantic Monthly company from 1911 to 1929. As an author he won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for Barrett Wendell and His Letters. He was the editor of Harvard Volunteers in Europe in 1916." ; Signed by Author 
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Kat Ran Press Books For Sale, Kat Ran Press
12 Kat Ran Press Kat Ran Press Books For Sale
Florence, MA Kat Ran Press 2005 Limited Edition Booklet Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is a small format booklet with french wrap cardstock covers and a string bound spine. Limited to 2000 copies, this is #1783. The booklet is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The booklet lists all the available titles from this small press in the year 2005. Laid in is an advertisement for an additional book, Notes on the History of the Elston Press. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Collecting Being One of a Series of Essays Entitled: These Diversions, Lynch, Bohun (edited by J. B. Priestley)
13 Lynch, Bohun (edited by J. B. Priestley) Collecting Being One of a Series of Essays Entitled: These Diversions
London, England Jarrolds Publishers 1928 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends have some light rubbing, wear and beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. The inner hinges of the end papers have spots of toning / glue residue. The dust jacket is generally clean and bright, but has some ground-in dirt, several smallish spots of discoloration on the rear cover and a couple of small chips missing to the spine and spine edges. "John Boynton "J. B." Priestley, OM (13 September 1894 – 14 August 1984) , was an English novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, social commentator, and broadcaster. His Yorkshire background is reflected in much of his fiction, notably in The Good Companions (1929) , which first brought him to wide public notice. " 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Book Guide to the Separate States of these United States of America May 1933, National Society of Colonial Dames of America, Holbrook, Bertha Matson Andrews
14 National Society of Colonial Dames of America, Holbrook, Bertha Matson Andrews Book Guide to the Separate States of these United States of America May 1933
Providence, R.I. E. A. Johnson Co. 1933 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ 
This is a small format booklet / pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The text pages are clean and bright. "In assembling pictures to be made into slides with explanatory texts for what is known as the Illustrated Historical Outlines of separate states, many books were read by members of the Patriotic Service committees of the forty-one states Colonial Dames Societies. The lists of books which compose the Book Guide are the result of that search for informatoin and local atmosphere." "The Colonial Dames of America (CDA) is an American organization composed of women who are descended from an ancestor who lived in British America from 1607–1775, and was of service to the colonies by either holding public office, being in the military, or serving the Colonies in some other "eligible" way. The National Headquarters is at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum in New York City, which was purchased by the CDA in 1924." 
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Derby Day and Other Adventures, Newton, A. Edward
15 Newton, A. Edward Derby Day and Other Adventures
Boston, MA Little, Brown and Company 1934 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The front endpapers have some light toning to the edges and there is a small spot of paper loss where a sticker was removed. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and a couple of small chips, especially to the spine ends. There is toning to the spine and edges of the dust jacket. "When A. Edward Newton sits ensconced in his library at Oak Knoll, Pennsylvania, he appears as a delightful eighteenth-century Tory, an intimate friend of Samuel Johnson and Boswell." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Books West Southwest Essays on Writers, Their Books, and Their Land, Powell, Lawrence Clark
16 Powell, Lawrence Clark Books West Southwest Essays on Writers, Their Books, and Their Land
Los Angeles, CA Ward Ritchie Press 1957 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine Signed by Author
Signed by the author on a laid-in postcard. Ths book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. "Lawrence Clark Powell (September 3, 1906–March 14, 2001) was a librarian, literary critic, bibliographer and author of more than 100 books. Powell "made a significant contribution to the literature of the library profession, but he also writes for the book-minded public. His interests are reflected in the subjects that recur throughout his writings; these are history and travel, especially concerning the American Southwest, rare books, libraries and librarianship, the book trade, and book collecting." "; Signed by Author 
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From Xylographs To Lead Molds Ad 1440 - Ad1921, Rapid Electrotype Co.
17 Rapid Electrotype Co. From Xylographs To Lead Molds Ad 1440 - Ad1921
Cincinnati, OH Rapid Electrotype Co. 1921 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. This book is limited to 500 copies. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping, nicking and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed on the limitation page by the person given the book (? ) "Printing has been called the art preservative of all arts. The invention of individual movable cast-metal types, between A. D. 1440 and 1446, made printing a commercial possibility." 
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An Occupation for Gentlemen, Warburg, Fredric
18 Warburg, Fredric An Occupation for Gentlemen
Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company 1960 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is clean and bright, but has a couple of edge tears and some light ground-in dirt and beginning toning. "It was an explosion of this knowledge which led Fredric Warbug to found a new publishing firm after thirteen years of working for others." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Complete Works of Harrison Fisher Illustrator Reference Book, Price Guide & Collector's Checklist, Welch, Naomi (edited by Kim Zeigler)
19 Welch, Naomi (edited by Kim Zeigler) The Complete Works of Harrison Fisher Illustrator Reference Book, Price Guide & Collector's Checklist
La Selva Beach, CA Images of the Past 1999 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine Illustrated by Tony Grant 
Color Photographs; This book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Harrison Fisher was born on July 27, 1877, in Brooklyn, New York. He was a third generation artist; his grandfather, Felix Xiver Fisher, and father, Hugo Antone Fisher, were both artists." 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Romance Of Great Books And Their Authors, Winterich, John T.
20 Winterich, John T. The Romance Of Great Books And Their Authors
New York Halcyon House 1929 1st Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; Signed edition. First Edition Thus. Published previously as Books and the Man. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. There is some beginning toning / fading to the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the title page. "John Tracy Winterich (1891–1970) was Managing Editor of Stars & Stripes, a prolific contributor of articles to many journals and a prominent American bibliophile in the first half of the twentieth century. In the 1930s he was editor of The Colophon. He was a contributor to the innovative New York newspaper PM." "John Tracy Winterich (1891–1970) was born in Middletown, CT on May 25, 1891. He grew up in Providence, RI and graduated from Brown University in 1912. He was Managing Editor of Stars & Stripes, a prolific contributor of articles to many journals and a prominent American bibliophile in the first half of the twentieth century. He was best known as a contributing editor of the Saturday Review, a position he had held since 1946, after a brief stint as managing editor. While working for Saturday Review he was the original author of "The Criminal Record", a weekly column in which crime and detective fiction was reviewed by Winterich under his pseudonym "Sergeant Cuff", taken from the detective in Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone." ; Signed by Author 
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Artists And The Book Part II: Some Illustrated Books: Catalogue 150, Antiquariaat Frits Knuf
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Book Guide to the Separate States of these United States of America May 1933, National Society of Colonial Dames of America, Holbrook, Bertha Matson Andrews
Book Guide to the Separate States of these United States of America May 1933

 
 
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