Firbank, Arthur Annesley Ronald First edition, trade issue, of Ronald Firbank's first separate publication, issued in an edition of 500 copies bound variously in sea-green wrappers and in this binding (simultaneously according to the bibliographer). There were also 10 presentation copies in large format prepared for Firbank. 45 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. First Book, Outstanding Condition. Firbank's first published work. This title is seen regularly, but rarely in such admirable condition. "Firbank's triumph was on a smaller scale: he didn't write a magnum opus - nor, indeed, did he ever cherish so tedious an ambition." - Jocelyn Brooke This copy with the bookplate of Charles Edmund Merrill, Jr., whose brother was poet James Merrill. Their father had founded Merrill Lynch. C.E.M., Jr., established the Commonwealth School in Boston and ran it for more than two decades. He was author of The Walled Garden (1982) and other works. Benkovitz A1a Original rose stiff wrappers, printed in grey-blue Apart from a short split at top of front spine fold, a fresh, unfaded copy, virtually untouched. Bookplate of Charles Edmund Merrill, Jr. Fine copy in custom rose cloth slipcase and chemise First edition, trade issue, of Ronald Firbank's first separate publication, issued in an edition of 500 copies bound variously in sea-green wrappers and in this binding (simultaneously according to the bibliographer). There were also 10 presentation copies in large format prepared for Firbank.
[Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge] Newell, Peter. Frontispiece portait of the author. Illustrated by Peter Newell. 1 vols. 8vo. With Newell's fine drawings and each page of text framed by a whimsical border, an attractive edition of this work. Original ivory paper boards gilt. Some light soiling to binding, very good plus Frontispiece portait of the author. Illustrated by Peter Newell. 1 vols. 8vo
(Day, F. Holland) Jussim, Estelle First edition, one of 50 numbered copies for James Cummins Bookseller. Signed by the author and binder. Illustrated with 59 half-tones. 309 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Quarter morocco and marbled paper over boards by Binder Gray Parrot Illustrated with 59 half-tones. 309 pp. 1 vols. 4to First edition, one of 50 numbered copies for James Cummins Bookseller. Signed by the author and binder.
Gautereaux, Standley Full Obscurity Edition (unfinished). Cancel copyright slip on verso of title page dated 1935. Frontispiece portrait, 171,  pp. Printed slip at title page "Published by the Standley Gautereaux Foundation of Los Angeles, California". 1 vols. 32mo. Gershon Legman's Copy of a Bizarre Book. Inscribed BY THE AUTHOR on the first blank, "To whoever reads of my love, may it enrich your life. S. Gautereaux, Los Angeles, Cal., March 1946" A compendium of reflections in a prose style deeply influenced by Walt Whitman On page 104, there is a cancel of one word, "Voltaire" appearing above the line containing the name Anthony Comstock. From the library of the erotica scholar and collector Gershon Legman (1917-99), with his signature dated 1955. OCLC: 27237431 (6 locations) Red cloth with paper labels to spine and upper cover. Ownership signature of Gershon Legman, 1955 Frontispiece portrait, 171,  pp. Printed slip at title page "Published by the Standley Gautereaux Foundation of Los Angeles, California". 1 vols. 32mo Full Obscurity Edition (unfinished). Cancel copyright slip on verso of title page dated 1935.
Oragenitalism. An Encyclopaedic Outline of Oral technique in Genital Excitation. Part I: Cunnilinctus[Legman, Gershon] First edition. 63 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed Presentation Copy. The first study on the subject. The bulk of the edition was reportedly seized as pornographic and the remaining sections "Fellatio", "Irrumation", and "Sixty-Nine" were not published until 1969. OCLC reports copies at BL, NY Academy of Medicine, and Vanderbilt (Brussel Family Collection). This copy inscribed by Legman on the flyleaf in his distinctive hand, "for Alice, see p. 45", where the text reads "I know of a girl, for that matter, who put sugar on her vulva, and let flies walk on it because she enjoyed the tickling sensation." RARE inscribed. Purple cloth. Some toning to spine, still about near fine
Abbott, John 7 engreaved plates. 132pp. 8vo. Abbott, a resident of South Reading, Massachusetts, designed a water- powered engine which is described in detail herein. The handsome engravings illustrate how the author's engine worked. Contains a glossary of mechanical terms at the rear. A quite elaborate work of American technology for the time. Publisher's brown cloth sopine and brown paper over boards, with printed papere label on the upper cover. About fine
Guide to, or Descriptive Catalogue of the Chinese Museum, in Marlboro Chapel, Boston with miscellaneous remarks upon the government, history, religions, literature, agriculture, arts, trade, manners and customs of the Chinese .to be had at the Museum152pp. 8vo. Original blue pictorial wrappers, outer corner of upper wrappers replaced
25 tipped in photographs, one page illuminated. 4to. Brown wrappers. Signed in initials "M.W.R." on lower left of front cover, Gilt ankh on upper right 25 tipped in photographs, one page illuminated. 4to
Anthony J. Bleecker, Auctioneer . Peremptory Sale of Lots, Mill and Villa Sites, and Dwelling Houses at Fordham Park, Near Fordham Depot, Westchester County, N.Y. . October 26, 1869 . 350 Acres of Land, The Country Seat of the Late Pierre Lorillard10 folding maps. Large 4to. Much of the land was purchased by the New York City government and would eventually become Bronx Park, the Bronx Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. OCLC records only the New York Historical Society copy. Printed wrappers, some wear at edges. Splits to folds of maps
#281 0f 430 copies. 31, pp. Decorations by Bruce Rogers. 1 vols. 12mo. IN DJ AND SLIPCASE. Warde 40 Original parchment backed green paper covered boards. Fine in original glassine and slipcase with printed label in red and numbered 31, pp. Decorations by Bruce Rogers. 1 vols. 12mo
First American edition. Pictorial endpapers. Title page vignette and map in text. 312 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. In Dust Jacket. Another scathing satire by Waugh, the tale of the arrival of Oxford educated Seth, who undertakes to bring Civilization to his native Azania, with the aid of a young rogue and fellow classmate at Oxford. Green cloth, pictorial endpapers. Near fine copy in very good plus dust jacket (some soiling and toning) Pictorial endpapers. Title page vignette and map in text. 312 pp. 1 vols. 8vo
First edition. Copy no. 378 signed and numbered by the author on the flyleaf. x, , 179 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Signed by the Author. Choice collection of yarns by the beloved Maine author. Attractive copy, scarce in jacket. Bruns M10; Heller 2:910 Original orange cloth. Fine, bright copy in very good plus dust jacket (light rubbing to top of spine panel) First edition. Copy no. 378 signed and numbered by the author on the flyleaf.
First edition, first issue, with gilt lettering on spine, no. 44 of 100 copies. 14 plates. 1 vols. 8vo. A fair copy of a rare book, signed "F. Gray Griswold" on title page and inscribed "To H.T.B. Jacquerlin, 1929." Siegel 23; Frazier G-18-a Original gray boards, gilt, parchment paper spine and corners, fair condition only (shaken, heavily dampstained). In damaged half crimson morocco slipcase and chemise First edition, first issue, with gilt lettering on spine, no. 44 of 100 copies.
Portrait frontispiece, engraved additional title. 8vo. Includes commentary by Rashi and Beur. Contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, the calf tooled in blind, worn, rear hinge cracked, lacks rear pastedown, frontispiece detached Portrait frontispiece, engraved additional title. 8vo
First edition. 154pp. 8vo. Inscribed: "To John R. Gregg/ with the compliments/ of E.L. Masters/ Dec 13 1906." Masters' third book, preceded by "A Book Of Verses" (Way & Williams, 1898) and "The Constitution And Our Insular Possessions" (1900?). Original grey boards, paper label on spine and upper cover, labe on spine a bit darkened, else fine