Brenda, W. T. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiii [i], 418  pp. 8vo. Brown cloth boards with warm orange titling to cover and spine. Slight sunning to spine, general wear overall, bumping to corners including harder compression bump to the front boards lower right corner, minor fraying to head and foot of spine. Interior quite clean with previous owner's name in blue ink on first free endpaper as well as a heavy erasure mark and a small loss at upper right corner of leaf, "Peabody Book Shop, Baltimore" bookseller's label at base of front pastedown near gutter. Contains first state printing of illustrations by W. T. Brenda on glossy stock. Very Good.
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Brenda, W. T. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1926. Hardcover. As. First Printing. x [i], 418  pp. 8vo. "New Edition" on title page. Brown cloth boards with warm orange titling to cover and spine. Sunning to spine that has faded titling, general wear overall, bumping to corners minor fraying to head and foot of spine. Interior quite clean with previous owner's name in pencil on front pastedown. Binding error resulted in tear at mid-point of half-title page and page opposite. Clean within. Very Good.
Wyeth, N. C. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1919. Hardcover. As. 1924 Printing. 370 pp. 8vo. Black cloth boards with minor bumping to corners, slight fraying to foot of spine, overall light scuffing from shelf wear. Gold embossed titling to spine and the color illustration of Uncas with bow in hand atop a ridge. Wyeth illustrated endpapers front and rear. Slight darkening to pages, all illustration crisp.
In addition to the cover and endpapers, this edition contains nine color illustations by the legendary artist, N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945). Very Good.
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1938. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. 270 pp. 8vo. Wear and scuffing to cover boards, corners bumped with losses. Black endpapers with Native American symbol in white on pastedown. Some age toning to interior pages and a slight lean to volume. [Purcell 46].
Designed by legendary book designer Merle Armitage (1893-1975) and published in an edition of 1,500 copies, this copy is signed by Edwin Corle but not numbered. Good.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. Full Leather. Twelfth Edition. 175 pp. 12mo. 13 illustrations. Full red leather binding with bold embossed titling to cover as well as a holly sprig, borders on both front and rear boards; five raised band at spine, gold titling, and green leather patch titles that have faded to brown. Slight fading along top edge of front cover, light wear and bumping. Interior front and rear boards have gold dentelle boarder with Sangorksi and Sutcliffe label embossed on front board. Clean and crisp within. Very Good.
Boston, MA: Samuel H. Parker, 1826. Quarter-Leather. First Edition. Quarter leather with gold embossing to spine, marbled paper inserts on cover boards, pastedowns as well. Previous owner's name stamped in ink in 1829. Scuffing to cover boards from shelf wear. All volumes clean within and tightly bound. Volume VII is missing front cover board, rear cover board is present but unattached. Photographs gladly provided. Good.
Dine, Jim. San Francisco, CA: The Arion Press, 1997. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Arion Press Edition. 68 pp. Gray/green cloth covered boards with titling to cover and spine in dark green ink, gray laid paper endpapers. Includes a photo of the figurine that was the artist, Jim Dine's inspiration tipped in at page 19, and a photogravure of a portion of the artist's sculpture at page 22. Printed in Times New Roman type on Hahnemuhle Biblio paper.
226 copies produced, of the 200 offered for sale, 75 reserved for the companion volume, "Ape & Cat", 26 lettered copies "hors de commerce", this is copy 95 of 125 offered to the public. Four sheet accordion fold prospectus included. This does not include the even more.....
New York: Viking Press, 1979. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 426 pp. 8vo. Some scuffing and reading wear to dust jacket, tiny closed tears at base of spine and rear panel crease at foot. Dust jacket not clipped and shows original $11.95 price. Black paper boards with "SK" blind embossed at lower right corner of front board, black cloth spine with gold embossed titling; light wear from reading, slight lean to text block. First printing indicated by the following on copyright page, "First published in 1979 by The Viking Press."
Stephen King's sixth book, and first with The Viking Press, was later made into the film of the same name in 1983 that starred Christopher Walken. Inscribed by King on the first free endpaper in.....
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1948. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 124 pp. 8vo. Yellow and orange dust jacket with minor some wear and soiling, small chips and closed tears at edges, 3/4 triangle missing from the head of the front panel next to spine, price clipped, now in mylar cover. Boards are printed paper with black cloth spine and gold embossed titling; light scuffing to foot of front board from shelf wear. Striking red striped endpapers make a fabulous entrypoint to a volume that also showcases illustrations of works by Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Rouault, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Dunoyer de Segonzac. Clean and tight within. [Purcell 73].
A fabulous example of Merle Armitage's ability to bring together writer, artists, and publisher in.....
New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1957. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 463 pp. 8vo. Chips, fading, and major losses to dust jacket, including large square clipped out of rear panel, now in mylar cover. Black cloth boards with red cloth spine, faded at foot of spine where dust jacket had a loss and sun shone through. Interior clean. First Printing indicated by publisher "(I)" at end of final sentence on p. 463. Signed by the author on the first free endpaper.
Basis for the 1958 film, "In Love and War" starring Robert Wagner, Dana Wynter, and Jeffrey Hunter. Good / Poor.
New York: Random House, 1951. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 373pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has slight sunning to spine, small chips and tears at edges, 3/4" tear at top left center of front panel, loss at the head of the spine, now in mylar cover. Boards tight and clean. Newspaper clipping from the New York Herald Tribune October 21, 1951, with a review of the novel is laid in and has transferred toning to the front endpapers, clean within.
The author's first novel. Myrer would later publish "The Big War" in 1957 which was the basis for the 1958 film, "In Love and War" starring Robert Wagner, Dana Wynter, and Jeffrey Hunter. Very Good / Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1886. Hardcover. First Edition. 372 pp. 12mo. Brown cloth boards with gold embossed titling to cover and spine. Slight fraying to head of spine, bumping to corners. Interior clean with a library stamp for the "Mark Pierece Pendleton Library" and a previous owner's name in pencil on the first free endpaper. Very Good.
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1940. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 411, 415-849 pp. 8vo. Brown cloth boards with gold embossed titlinig to spine, top edge gilt, color maps illustrate the endpapers of each volume. Both volumes retain the original clear plastic dust jacket and are encased in a matching cloth slipcase in Very Good condition with a paper title pasted to front cover.
Produced in a limited edition of 1,50 copies, 1,000 of which were for sale, this being #566 and signed by the author on the colophon. Fine.
New York/Norwalk, CT: Abrams Press/Easton Press, 2009. Full Leather. Facsimile Edition. 223 pp. 4to. Full green leather binding with gold stamped title to cover and spine which is decorated with three raised bands; Rockwell illustration of Santa reading letters at a small desk inset on cover. Gold silk ribbon, moire endpapers, all edges gilt.
Easton Press packaged the 2009 reprint edition of as one of their leather bound books. No Easton Press imprint to be found, but perfectly matches their style. Fine.
New York: The Viking Press, 1952. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 602 pp. 8vo. Green cloth boards with blue titling to cover board and to spine within a printed terra cotta box. An extremely clean and tight copy both outside and in.
First printing within the mistaken printing of "bite" instead of "bight" at p. 281. Basis for Elia Kazan's 1955 film of the same name starring James Dean, Raymond Massey, and Julie Harris. Fine.