26 Oct. 1821.
Single leaf measuring 7 3/8 by 8 1/2 inches, with small embossed stamp in upper left corner. Wordsworth writes out a six-line stanza from "The Epistle to William Simson" by Robert Burns, which reads, in full: "O Nature! a' thy shews an' forms/ To feeling, pensive hearts hae charms/ Whether... more
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London: Chapman & Hall, 1861.
Small octavo. iv, 480pp., + 32pp. of advertisements. Fifth edition. The third novel of Trollope's "Chronicles of Barsetshire," a sequence of six novels set in the imaginary town of Barsetshire. This copy bears a presentation inscription from the author to Blanche Thwaite. While we cannot positively identify Ms. Thwaite, it... more
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NY: G. P. Putnam's, 1899.
First edition, first issue. A collection of 243 "updates" of many classic fables, including a section titled "Aesopus Emendatus." Inscribed in pencil by Bierce to Dr. J. W. Robertson in the year of publication. Robertson was a prominent physician in Livermore, California, whose daughter married Edwin Grabhorn, co-founder of the... more
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New York: Random House, (1942).
Octavo. 383pp. First edition. One of 100 copies, signed by the author. Though several sections of this work were published previously as short stories, Faulkner intended this as a novel, and most sections were considerably rewritten for this publication. The most limited of Faulkner's signed editions and, due to the... more
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London: Chapman and Hall, 1861.
Three octavo volumes. (iv), 344pp.; (ii), 351pp.; (ii), 344, + 32pp. of advertisements dated May, 1861. First edition, first impression. One of 1,000 copies. Widely acknowledged as Dickens's masterpiece, Great Expectations was one of only two novels not published in monthly parts and published without illustrations. It was serialized in... more
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NY: Knopf, 1931.
Second edition, third binding. This edition contains fourteen new poems, while dropping three from the original edition. The complete printing of the second edition consisted of 1,500 copies, which were bound over a period of thirteen years. This copy is inscribed by Stevens on a preliminary blank. The inscription reads:... more
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Florence: (Privately Printed), 1928.
Small quarto. 365pp. First edition. One of 1,000 copies, numbered and signed by the author. Lawrence had the book privately printed in Italy by the Tipografia Giuntina for subscribers after being refused by British and American publishers who questioned the novel's subject and language. Open, legitimate publication of the novel... more
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(Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros.), 1889.
Seventh edition, fourteenth printing. One of 300 copies, signed by Whitman on the title page. Frontispiece portrait of Whitman consists of an original photograph mounted to stiff paper; this is followed by five additional portraits of the author throughout the text from photographs and engravings. Unobtrusive ink stain across bottom... more
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East Aurora, NY: Roycrofters, 1901.
Small quarto. 166, (4)pp. One of 450 copies signed by Hubbard and with illumination by Emma Johnson. Although most copies of this book contained facsimiles of Hubbard's original manuscript, the present copy contains two leaves in pencil: McKenna notes that a few copies were issued with original manuscript pages bound... more
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Dallas; NY: Somesuch Press; Viking, 1975; 1979.
Two volumes. 383; 228pp. Minding the Store is one of 500 signed copies. Quest for the Best is one of 850 copies, inscribed by the author. Both volumes illustrated with black & white photographs. Two memoirs by the former chairman of Neiman-Marcus, who was also a passionate collector and publisher... more
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London: David Nutt, (1914).
First edition. From an edition of 1,000 copies, this is one of 200 in the sixth binding state. This was one of two binding states that were done by the Dunster House Bookshop in 1923 in Cambridge, MA when the remaining first edition sheets were sold off by Simpkin Marshall.... more
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San Francisco: W. E. Wood, 1903.
First edition, second issue. A collection of Bierce's later poems. Inscribed in pencil by Bierce to Dr. J. W. Robertson in the month of publication. Robertson was a prominent physician in Livermore, California, whose daughter married Edwin Grahborn. This copy is from the collection of Edwin and Irma Grabhorn. A... more
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London: John Macrone, 1836, 1837.
Three small octavo volumes. viii, 348 pp.; (iv), 342pp.; viii, 377pp., + (19)pp. of advertisements. First edition, first issues in book form of Dickens's first work. Illustrated throughout with engravings by George Cruikshank, volumes I and II each with a frontispiece and seven subsequent illustrations, and the Second Series with... more
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London: Dent, (1936).
First edition of Thomas' second published book. One of only 730 copies printed. The first edition sold out quickly and three more impressions were produced afterward, making this one of the most successful poetry books of the time. Although this collection was published only two years after his first, the... more
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