London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. Marbled boards, matching endpapers. Rebacked, inner hinges re-inforced. Top edge gilt, spine lettered in gilt. Some old crackling of spine leather. Armorial book-plates front endpapers (discussed later in description). Half-title, directions to binder, and 6-line errata page are present. This copy has 24 of 26 flaws as listed by Smith, and 4 of 6 first issue points as listed by Hatton and Cleaver. This copy is also EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with a thirty-two page collection of the "Thomas Onwhyn Plates" bound-in at the end. These were separately printed by E. Gratton and added to some copies, either placed through the text or as a collection at the end, such as our copy. This copy has the two Buss plates present as well. In all, there are 43 full-page plates, collated complete, by Robert Seymour, Robert Buss, and Hablot Knight Brown (Phiz and Nemo). Some of the plates show peripheral browning, others are much less so. The sign on the illustrated title-page reads "Tony Weller", the foot stool has 6 stripes and the chair 4 stripes. Text is clean throughout with occasional spots of peripheral foxing only. 609pp. + the 32pp. of Onwhyn plates. The book-plates are of Rodman Wanamaker (1863-1928) and his son John. Wanamaker was a New York businessman, heir to the Wanamaker department store empire. He was a patron of the arts, an early proponent of the PGA (Professional Golf Association). a strong supporter of American Indian education and aviation. Eckels p.17, Gimbel A16, Smith 1:3, and Hatton and Cleaver pp1-88. . First Edition, Early State. 1/2 Black Leather. Light Edgewear/No Dust Jacket. Crown Octavo.
TRUMAN, HARRY S.
Garden City, New York, 1955
Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1955. Two volumes uniformly bound. Dust jacket for Volume 1 shows chipping around extremities, Volume 2 less so. Both are protected with Mylar sleeves. INSCRIBED, SIGNED, AND DATED IN BOTH VOLUMES. It is unusual to find both volumes signed, Mr. Truman usually signed only Volume 1. Volume 1, "Year of Decisions" show light corner wear and several small worn spots to front cover only. Volume 2, "Tears of Trial and Hope" show very mild edge and corner wear. A fine memoir by our 33rd President, "the man from Independence". 596, 594pp. The books were signed on 8/2/58 to A.T. Brink. This adds an interesting ASSOCIATION to this set. We purchased the volumes from Mr. Brink's grand-daughter, and she provided the following information. Arthur T. Brink was a businessman in Kansas City. He aerved on the Grand Jury which indicted TOM PENDERGAST in April 1939. Laid-in is a copy of the "Citizens League Bulletin" for March 1939 naming him as a member of the Grand Jury. Truman gained his start in county politics (Jackson County, Missouri) from the support of the "Pendergast Machine", winning the election for Eastern District Judge in 1922.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Black Cloth. Minor Cover Wear/Chipped Jackets. Medium Crown Octavo.
CARROLL, ANNA ELLA
New York and Auburn, 1856
New York and Auburn: Miller, Orton, and Mulligan, 1856. Front cover and spine vignettes, lettered in gilt. Spine sunned to tan. Gilt remains vivid. Frontispiece portreaits of Millard Fillmore and A. Donelson, with tissue-guard. The illustrations are foxed. Several other full-page portraits through text, including one of the author at start of Chapter 1. Text is generally quite clean, sparse spots of foxing only. 565pp. The author (1815-1894) was an American political activist, pamphleteer, lobbyist. The criticized slavery in her writings. She was an advisor to Lincoln's presidential cabinet during the Civil War. This book, her magnum opus, criticizes the political influence of the Roman Catholic Church under the papacy of Pius IX. . First Edition. Green Blind-stamped Cloth. Light Cover Wear/No Dust Jacket. Octavo.
LONG, A L.
New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, 1887
New York, Philadelphia, and Washington: J. M. Stoddart, 1887. Front cover and spine lettered in gilt. Blue floral endpapers. Previous owner's name front pastedown datede August '87, another one in neat hand top of a front preliminary page. Portrait frontispiece portrait of R.E. Lee, with tissue-guard. Three additiona full-page plates of Lee, the last being his recumbent statue on his tomb. A total of eight maps, three are fold-out (one quite latge). All maps and plates are in excellent condition. 707pp. See Nevins II:73. . Second Edition. Green Cloth. Minor Edge and Corner Wear/No Dust Jacket. Thick Royal Octavo.
New York, 1969
New York: Viking Press, 1969. Gray cloth back sprip. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED- "Oct. 14, 1969 To............, with best wishes Bud". Small soiled spot top of front cover, bottom of rear. A clean copy throughout. 98pp.Calvin Trillin is a Kansas City-born journalist, humorist, food critic and writer, poet, vovelist. He won the Thurber Prize for American Humor in 2012. He is known as "Bud" to friends and family. This is his second book, ten short stories featuring Barnett Frummer and his friends. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Green Boards. Nearly Fine/Nearly Fine. Thin Octavo.
MACDONELL, ANNE, TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH BY
London, New York, 1926
London, New York: J.M. Dent, E.P. Dutton, 1926. Covers bordered by triple gilt fillets. All edges gilt. Panelled spine with gilt designs, two leather spine labels. The spine is sunned to tan, which is usual with blue bindings. Inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. SIGNED BINDING by Riviere and Sons. Owner's signature in a small neat hand on a front preliminary page. Fully illustrated with twenty-eight drawings in pen and ink by Adrian De Friston and many contemporary portraits. Portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard. Fresh and crisp copy throughout. 368pp. Housed in a custom slipcase. Cellini (1500-1571) was a Florentine goldsmith, sculptor, author. This autobiography has been described as "one of the most important documents of the sixteenth century". (Wikipedia). . First Edition Second Printing. Full Blue Morocco. Nearly Fine/No Dust Jacket. Crown Octavo.
THE MARQUIS OF LANSDOWNE, EDITED BY
London: Cassell and Company, 1932. Spine darkened. Red leather spine label. This edition was limited to 250 copies in England, this being #134. Correspondence between Mrs. Thrale (1740-1820), a Welsh-born diarist, author, and arts patron and Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) the famous English author, poet, playwright, editor, critic; most famous for his "Dictionary" published in 1755. 64pp.. Limited Edition. Marbled Tan Cloth. No Significant Wear/Custom Box. Crown Octavo.
Amsterdam, 1720. Title translated:" The Great Mirror of Folly, Showing the Rise, Progress, and Downfall of the Bubble in Stocks and Windy Speculation, Especially in France, England, and the Netherlands in the Year 1720. This copy is missing the title-page (provided in facsimile). It contains fifty-two of seventy-six plates. Exact number of plates is not certain, reported from 55 to 74, no two books are the same! All plates in our example are copper-plate engravings, well-struck with a good margin at plate extremities. They are individually bound, so that they may be opened fully within the book. Many are double-page. All are very clean nad nicely-struck. They are a satirical look at the blundered experiences of John Law, wild speculation in financing stock to exploit the Freench colonies in America! Our copy has hand-numbered plates numbered: 1,5, 7-9, 13-15, 19-23, and 28-66, fifty-two in number. Please see photos. There are several other copies on the market at this time, most in finer bindings and containing more engravings. We have priced the book at $60.00/ plate. We are also providing research material, translating the captions of each plate from Dutch to English. . First Edition. Green Paper-Covered Boards. Covers Worn/No Dust Jacket. Folio.