London: Illustrated London News and Sketch, 1935. Cloth, Paper. First Edition. 3 vol. set Vol. 1, 72 pp., Coronation Record Number, 1937, of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. 24 color and other plates. Color plates include castles, charts of descent, coronation robes, much more. Navy paper binding with elaborate gilt embellishment and lettering is reinforced inside with tape. Vol. 2, Coronation Number of Queen Elizabeth II, pub. 1953. 68 pp., 16 color plates and 594 "portraits and illus." Similar navy paper cover with gilt. Vol. 3 is the Silver Jubilee Record Number 1910 - 1935, the recap of 25 years' reign of King George V and Queen Mary. 16 color plates, numerous charts and illustrations. Hardback cover w/ pasted-down imitation leather covers in red with gilt embellishment. Absolutely wonderful compilation of historical events and people, lavishly illustrated. Very Good.
Cambridge, MA: Cygnet Press, 1929. Hard Cover. First Edition. First publication of the Cygnet Press. Used as a promotional piece, this copy also has a New Year's gift slip laid in indicating that the press was being managed by George Parker Winship and Philip Hofer and their best wishes for the New Year. Pages uncut, woodcut illustrations throughout. Fine.
Boston, MA: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1859. Hard Cover. First Edition. Two Volumes in One. Gold embossed titling and decoration on spine, blind embossing to front and back covers. 2" piece missing from the spine. End papers front and back have advertisements for publisher's juvenile books. Soiling to edges of text block; book is quite tight. Good.
Portland, ME: The Gorges Society, 1893. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. xii. 166 pp. Black & White Illustrations, folding genealogy of the Levett Family. Blue three quarter leather binding with gold lines to edges, blue and bold marbled paper inset in front and rear cover, same paper used for pastedowns. Spine has five raised bands, leather has faded to a rich brown, two burgundy leather patch titles with gold embossed titling with light scuff on main title patch, "Gorges Society" also stamped in gold at foot of spine, light crease lines at hinges. Light age toning to frist few pages front and rear due to original wraps paper quality, clean within.
Originally published in wraps, the limited edition was published in an edition of 200...
New York, NY: Cowles Book Company, Inc., 1970. Hard Cover. First Edition. Third Printing. 218 pp. 8vo. Dust Jacket has minor chip at rear bottom edge, minor sunning to spine, price clipped and in mylar cover. Cover board has slit running along gutter at front board that was repaired at some point in the past and is barely noticeable. Gift inscription in ink by previous owner on first free endpaper.
Signed by Pearl S. Buck on half-title page in black marker. Very Good / Very Good.
Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1961. Hard Cover. First Edition. Second Printing, 1965. Dust jacket has some scuffing and chipping, small piece missing at head of spine on front panel. Interior clean and crisp. Inscribed by the author to "Paul R. Bartlett" on special bookplate of the "Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America" affixed to front pastedown. Fine / Very Good.
New York & London: Harper & Bros. 1927. Hard Cover. First Edition. 238 pp. Mustard yellow cover has spine & corners bound in black cloth. Black Grotesque design center front, bright gilt on spine. Cover lightly soiled, corners a bit bumped. Mustard endpapers with black ink inscription by Canfield to noted collector Nina Burnham on the first free endpaper. Fine laid paper. A series of essays, columns and articles on theater, actors, drama, and poetry by a writer for Vogue, Vanity Fair, and other periodicals. Includes essay on monologist Ruth Draper.
Signed by Author. Very Good.
New York, NY: C. M. Saxton, 1858. Hard Cover. Revised Edition. 248pp. 12mo. Brown cloth covered boards with blind embossed square and floral design, gold embossed title on spine. Scuffing and soiling to boards, bumping to corners. Endpapers have some foxing as well as frontispiece portrait of Martha Washington. Clean within. Good.