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Let George Do It! A Talk Delivered at t Meeting of the Trade Book Clinic in New York City December 5, 1940

By: Artzybasheff, Boris

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York : 1941

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k180228e


16mo. Red cloth spine and red decorated paper over boards. 32 pp. Keepsake No. 68. The artist’s view on the place of illustrations in the book publishing industry. Very good; rubbed at corners. View more info

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Cento Ethicus. Ex ducentis Poetis hinc inde contextus, per Damasum Blyerburgium Batauum. Iuuentutis maxime Institutiontioni accomodatus.

By: Blyenburg, Damasus van.

Price: $300.00

Seller ID: 150309


Dordaraci: Ex officinia Abrahami Canini, 1600. 16 mo, grey boards, quarter leather. Blyenburg (1558-1668) was a dutch poet who published this compilation of modern Latin poets. A revised edition, first published the year earlier in 1599. Covers quite worn, but intact, with numerous small stains. Title is inked onto the spine. Inked signatures on ffep; front hinge partially split. Inked number on title page; small inked library rubber stamp image on vrso of title page. 1"... View more info

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A Chapbook for Burnt-Out Priests, Rabbis and Ministers

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Cemetary Dance: 1991

Seller ID: k6493


1st ed., signed by Bradbury on the title page. Pristine copy! View more info

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Common Sense: or, Natural Ideas Opposed to Supernatural

By: d'Hohlbach, Baron

Price: $200.00

Seller ID: 1248


8vo, full-calf, 204 pp. Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach (8 December 1723 – 21 January 1789) was a French-German author, philosopher, encyclopedist and a prominent figure in the French Enlightenment. He is best known for his atheism and for his voluminous writings against religion, the most famous of them being The System of Nature (1770), which presented a core of radical ideas that prompted the Catholic Church in France to threaten the crown with withdrawal of fina... View more info

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Deaths Duell. A sermon delivered before King Charles I in the beginning of Lent 1630

By: Donne, John

Price: $65.00

Publisher: David R. Godine: 1973

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: 021802


Small 4to, ¼ leather and marbled boards. #84 of an edition limited to 100 signed and numbered copies. John Donne's sermon "Deaths Duell" or "A Consolation to the Soule Against the Dying Life and Living Death of the Body" with a comprehensive essay by Geoffrey Keynes. Five engravings and engraved initial letters. Paper watermarked with John Donne's name. A virtually pristine copy; without d/w as issued. View more info

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The Fate of Writing in America

By: Farrell, James T.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions: 1946

Seller ID: 7363


New York: New Directions, 1946. Stapled Wrappers. 32 pp. essay entitled "Will the commercialization of publishing destroy good writing?" Farrell's observations on the future of books. Very timely for today. Very light 1/4" fade line along outer edge of front cover, otherwise fine. View more info

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The Crack-up

By: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, New Directions: 1945

Seller ID: 121334


1st ed, second state; 1945 (New Directons) in dustjacket. [The second state has an all-black title page without the red ink.] The book is good; no major flaws but a prior owner's inked signature on front end paper and several light spots on cover, some smaller but darker spots in the front hinge. The dust jacket is not price-clipped but has numerous nicks and small closed tears along edges. View more info

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Letters to His Daughter

By: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Price: $85.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribners Sons: 1965

Seller ID: 1211335


1st edition in dustjacket. The book itself is pristine; no defects. The dust jacket is fine -- clean and bright with no tears but some light shelf-wear along edges View more info

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Books once were Men

By: George Barr McCutcheon

Price: $38.50

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co: 1931

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k0226c


1st ed; Limited to 1000 unnumbered copies. 12mo, Marble boards in acetate d/w and slipcase. Ribbon bookmarker. The book is virtually pristine with just some light toning to front and back flyleaves; slipcase also fine; acetate d/w is near fine but with several small open tears. View more info

Lars Porsena or The Future of Swearing in Proper Language.

By: Graves, Robert

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1927

Seller ID: 121303


1st ed in dustjacket. Very Good copy in fair dustjacket. Book has some age-toning on back endpapers, otherwise no reportable defects. Bookplate of actor/radio star Jean Herscholt (for whom the Academy Award Jean Herscholt Humanitarian Award is named) is mounted inside front cover; store label of Hollywood Bookshop is inside back cover. Dustjacket is tanned and somewhat brittle, with the front cover present but partially detached. View more info

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A Guide for the Bedeviled

By: Hecht, Ben

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1944

Seller ID: k1249


Unidentified printing; not a first printing but inscribed by Hecht on ffep. Hecht's attack on anti-semitism. 8vo, 276 pp. Good in price-clipped d/w with several tape-repairs. View more info

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Three Men in a Boat / to say nothing of the dog.

By: Jerome, Jerome K.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, J.W. Arrowsmith: 1889

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: 1708299


Small 8vo, smooth blue cloth; spine stamped in gold; front cover stamped in black with heavy border. 1st ed, first issue, second state. [The first issue has the publisher's address printed as 'Quay Street' on title page, with the inclusion of 'Simpkin Marshall'; 37 titles listed in the advt for Arrowsmith's Bristol Library, and an announcement that 'Prince Prigo' will be ready for publication in October. The second state was published within weeks of the first, with for... View more info

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A comprehensive collection of nearly 160 volumes - first English, American, and variant editions with important bibliographic works

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $9,500.00

Seller ID: cr180315q


A comprehensive collection of nearly 160 volumes - first English, American, and variant editions with important bibliographic works, most in very good to fine condition; many in dustjacket. The personal collection of Sacramento bookseller Edward H. Crussell (1875-1944). a charter member of The Kipling Society (UK) and one of the founders of the Sacramento Book Collectors Club. The collection has been kept virtually intact since his death in 1944; Included is a 3x5 card... View more info

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Exaggerated Nationalism

By: Le Gallienne, Richard

Price: $32.50

Publisher: n.p., Press of the Wooly Whale: 1935

Seller ID: g1011


1st ed., 16mo, 9 pp. First edition. Cloth backed decorated boards. Good copy with rubbed corners and scratches on back cover. Interior clean and tight throughout. A lovely production from this fine small press. The 8th of the Press' Armistice Day publications. Foreword by Melbert B.Cary Jr., founder of the Woolly Whale Press. Cover design by Charles W.Smith. Printed by George W. Van Vetchen, Jr. View more info

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Discoveries and Inventions / A Lecture by Abraham Lincoln Delivered in 1860

By: Lincoln, Abraham

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco, John Howell: 1915

Seller ID: 121340


A Lecture by Abraham Lincoln Delivered in 1860. 1st ed., thus. 8vo, red boards. Printed for San Francisco bookseller John Howell by SF printer John Henry Nash. One of 250 copies printed d on Fabriano Italian Hand-made paper. This is copy no. 68. Interior is clean, tight and bright. Covers have surface wear and several small nicks along edges and top of spine. View more info