Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1928. Paper Boards. 1st American Edition. 336 pp. "The Hogarth Essays have been published in England by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C. I. . . . . In this first edition of The Hogarth Essays to be published in America, the eleven essays have been selected from both series." Cream-colored boards over a dark green cloth spine. Paper title label, pasted-on spine, is quite damaged; approx. 1/3 of it has been worn away. Spine is worn and faded. Spine ends are bumped. Front cover has a small line drawing of a fruit or flower basket attributed to Vanessa Bell. Covers are aged, soiled, stained and somewhat shelf-worn. Corners are bumped...
London: John Murray, 1869. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. iv, 570 pp. 8vo. Three quarter leather binding with raised bands, two faded red title patches, marbled paper inset into cover boards. Ex-library bookplates on front pastedown and first free endpaper. Slightly musty within but generally quite clean. Good.
London: J. and R. Tonson, 1738. Full Leather. First Edition. 299,  pp. 12mo. Full brown leather binding with five raised bands at spine, gold titling. Light scuffing from shelf wear, small losses at head and foot of spine. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Pages have darkened slightly from age, but quite clean within. Very Good.
Boston: Charles Gaylord, 1840. Hardcover. As. 216 pp. Subtitle, "Translated Under the Immediate Inspection of the Author from the Sixth Paris Edition. To which is Added, the Law of Nature, and a Short Biographical Notice, by Count Daru: Also, the Controversy Between Dr. Priestly and Volney." Deteriorating black cloth spine with pasted-on, paper title block, which is aged, soiled and edge-worn. Front cover has black lettering. Rear cover has a b/w illustration captioned, "General Assembly of the Nations. Page 81." Spine and both covers are quite aged, soiled, shelf- and edge-worn. Spine ends and corners are bumped, worn and corners are frayed to the boards. Upper 1/4 of one of the front fly leaves is missing. B/w frontis engraving. Interior is slightly aged and foxed...
San Francisco, CA: The Lantern Press, 1925. Hardcover. First Edition. 44 pp. 8vo. Black boards are discolored, worn at tips of all four corners. Gilt on front cover faded. Spine completely detached and laid in. Now the good news: Printed on B.R. Book Paper, the contents are immaculate with upper edges unopened and fore-edges untrimmed. An important book well suited for the binder.
Signed by Sherwood Anderson on the first free endpaper. Copy #475 of 1,000 printed by the Grabhorns. Good.
Boston, MA: Ticknor and Fields, 1862. Hardcover. First Edition. vii, 419, 16 [Ads] pp. Brown pebbled cloth boards with blind embossed design and border on cover boards, gold titling to spine which has faded, fraying and small losses to head and foot of spine. Dark brown endpapers with small bookseller label on front pastedown, additional bookseller stamp, blind embossed, on second free endpaper. Very light spotting on preliminary pages, overall quite clean. Very Good.
Boston: Sherman, French & Company, 1911. Green Cloth. Presumed First. 186 pp. Subtitle, "Being the Vacation Thoughts of a Schoolmistress." Blind-stamped, bright gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Spine gilt is slightly dulled. Covers and spine are slightly aged and edge-worn. Rear cover has a small, horizontal crease. Spine ends and corners are bumped, rubbed and/or frayed. Interior is very slightly aged, but clean, crisp and tight. Very Good Plus.
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.
Norwood, Massachusetts: Roger Amory, 1931. Paper Boards. Limited Edition. 54 pp. Published, "In Honor of Pamela O. Clapp in celebration of her ninetieth year, and in appreciation of her wisdom, tolerance, and compassion, this essay has been reprinted for her grandson Roger Amory." Brief pencil inscription on ffep. from "Roger A." "The translation used in this edition is by E.S. Shuckburgh. It is here reprinted from Two Essays on Old Age and Friendship, by permission of Macmillan Company, Publishers." Tan paper boards over a black cloth spine. Intact pasted-on title/author blocks on front cover and spine. Covers and spine are somewhat aged, soiled and shelf-worn. Spine ends and corners are bumped, worn and frayed. Deckled edges. Preliminaries are foxed. Interior is slightly aged and foxed...
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1853. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 335,  pp. 8vo. Red leather corners and spine with five raised bands, marbled paper insets to cover boards, gold embossed titling, wear and scuffing. Marbled paper endpapers match cover insets, foredges of text block also marbled to match. Clean within. Very Good.
New York: Brentano's, 1920. Hard Cover. Possible First American Edition. 147 pp. Gray, paper board covers are slightly aged and somewhat soiled. Covers are chipped and/or slightly dented along edges. Corners are bumped and frayed to the boards. Linen spine is sun struck and slightly worn. Spine ends are frayed to the boards. Pasted-on title label is torn at top and slightly chipped along edges. Interior is aged, but clean and crisp. Very Good.
Coleman, Nancy L. Lancaster, PA: Pennsylvania Farm Museum, 1977. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. 16mo. A simple binding with blue cloth boards with gold embossed frog on upper left corner of front board, green printed endpapers. Poetry, prose, and woodcuts by the author/artist celebrating the present and past of The Landis Valley.
Text printed in 12 pt. Latin Antique and printed on a c. 1825 press at the Pennsylvania Farm Museum in an edition of 50 copies, this being #9 and signed by the artist at the colophon. Fine.
London: John Churchill, 1848. Three-Quarter Leather. First Edition. 94 pp. Edited by Seth B. Watson, M.D. Attractive binding is smooth tan calf corners and spine set off from marbled paper boards in shades of brown, ivory, blue, & red. Gilt title on spine "Theory of Life." Leather is edgeworn, rubbed at corners, and has a few "scrape" marks at upper front of spine. There is a thumbnail-size chip to the boards on edge of back, and a bit more scraping to upper back corner. Matching eps in excellent condition. Half-title reads "The Idea of Life." Editor's preface indicates that the manuscript was unfinished at the death of Coleridge. An afternote crediting another with completeing the essay is not found in this edition. The book is...
Norwood, MA: The Plimpton Press, 1935. Hard Cover. First Edition. Sunning to dust jacket and minor chips and tears at edges. Full pictorial dust jacket that wraps all the way around and continuse with separate photographs on front and rear dust jacket flaps. Rear flap has 5" tear running diagonally fronm upper right to lower left. In mylar cover. Blue cloth cover with title embossed in black on front cover and spine, small light spotting along spine. Minor foxing to endpapers. Signed by author on first free end paper.
Signed by Author. Good / Good.
Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 2009. Hard Cover. First Edition. Tan cloth covered boards with pasted paper label on cover board, in tan cloth slipcase.
Number 71 of 115 numbered copies. Signed by both author, Edwidge Danticat and woodcut illustrator and printer, Gaylord Schanilec. Danticat was a 2009 MacArthur Fellow. Fine / Fine.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1917. Hardcover. First Edition. 467 pp. 4 pp. pub ads. Bright gilt on spine. Spine ends slightly creased. Bottom corners bumped, upper corners just slightly worn. White mark on back cover. Small p.o. on ffep. Contents clean and tight, ever so lightly aged. Essayists in the collection also include George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave Stuart, James Hayden Tufts, and Horace M. Kallen. Very nice copy of a scarce title. Very Good.
London: H. Meere, for George Sawbridge, 1708. Full Leather. First Edition. xxxvii, , 280,  index,  ad. 8vo. Deep brown leather covers, with delicate blind-stamped decorations and rules, have been hand-worn to a rich patina. Spine, with five raised bands, is worn and cracked along the hinges, front board holding on by binding cords. Spine surface is crackled and the ends are worn and chipped off. Corners are bumped and rubbed. boards. Edges are aged and soiled. "Dykes Proberbs" has been written in ink on one page edge. Front hinge is starting. Front fly leaves are loose. Slight ink doodling on front paste-down and first free endpaper. Text, on laid paper, is aged, particularly along the edges and the preliminaries. Interior is also occasionally soiled or foxed. Good.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977. Trade Paperback. First Edition. Both volumes have wear and scuffing to covers, small tears at base of front panel along spine. Slight yellowing to pages due to the quality of the paper. Nevertheless, a scarce set intact. Fabulous reading of an American in Paris reporting back to The New Yorker on a weekly basis through her "Letter from Paris" column. Good.
Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1881. Hard Cover. As. 418 pp. Green cloth covered boards with a winged coffee urn with glasses embossed in gold on the front cover, gold titling to spine. Only indication of ex-library status is a bookplate on the front pastedown and a borrower sheet tipped in at the rear pastedown. An ornate ownership signature in black ink on second free endpaper. Clean within. Very Good.