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"OUR STREET." BY MR. M.A. TITMARSH.
(Thackeray, William Makepeace).
"OUR STREET." BY MR. M.A. TITMARSH.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1848.

54 pages, plus a leaf of publisher's advertisements. Hand colored frontispiece, title and 14 colored plates. 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches. Maroon cloth, title in gilt on spine.


First edition. A satire on English gentrification.


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Sanborn, Ralph and Barrett H. Clark.
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WORKS OF EUGENE O'NEILL.
New York: Random House, 1931.

171 pages. Illustrated with reproductions of book covers and title-pages. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches; A fine, bright copy.


First edition, one of 500 numbered copies.


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A BOOK FOR A RAINY DAY. OR RECOLLECTIONS OF THE EVENTS OF THE YEARS 1766-1833.
Smith, John Thomas.
A BOOK FOR A RAINY DAY. OR RECOLLECTIONS OF THE EVENTS OF THE YEARS 1766-1833.
London: Methuen & Co., (1905).

332 pages. Illustrated from contemporary prints. 9 x 6 inches. Vellum backed blue boards; remnants of dust jacket. Foxed throughout.

Recollections of "Rainy Day Smith," author of "Nollekens and His Times."


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A CALENDAR OF PRAYERS.
Stevenson, Robert Louis.
A CALENDAR OF PRAYERS.
Boston: Alfred Bartlett and to be had from him at his attic in Cornhill., 1904.

13 leaves. Pictorial cover and back from original box. 16 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Box cover rubbed.

An uncommon calendar, with a cover sheet and 12 leaves, one for each month, printed in black and red, with an ornate border. Texts by R.L. Stevenson.
OCLC locates one copy (Florida State) which is for 1905.


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A SHORT VIEW OF THE IMMORTALITY AND PROFANENESS OF THE ENGLISH STAGE: TOGETHER WITH THE SENSE OF ANTIQUITY UPON THIS ARGUMENT.
Collier, Jeremy.
A SHORT VIEW OF THE IMMORTALITY AND PROFANENESS OF THE ENGLISH STAGE: TOGETHER WITH THE SENSE OF ANTIQUITY UPON THIS ARGUMENT.
London: S. Kemble, et.al., 1698.

288 pages. Octavo (7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches); contemporary calf; neatly rebacked in matching calf.


Third edition, printed the same year as the first. "Collier found the English dramatic world in a vulnerable state, where the success of a play depended upon some extent on its grossness and indecency. The publication of this book marks a new era in English dramatic literature. Few literary protests have been so completely successful in altering, or at least giving expression to an impending change in public taste. The works of such contemporaries as Dryden, Congreve and Vanbrough are discussed here in detail." - XIMENES 64:109.

With the signature "Wm. S.W. Vaux, British Museum, Sept. 10, 1841" on the inside cover. Vaux was with the British Museum from 1841 to 1876, mainly as keeper of coins and medals. LOWE (ARNOT & ROBINSON) #2860.


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ALTON LOCKE, TAILOR AND POET. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
(Kingsley, Charles).
ALTON LOCKE, TAILOR AND POET. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1858.

371 pages. 7 3/4 x 5 inches. Publisher's gray cloth; head and foot of spine lightly chipped, otherwise a bright copy.


A later edition of Kingsley's first book, originally published in London in 1850.


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Whittier, John Greenleaf.
BALLADS OF NEW ENGLAND.
Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co. , 1870.

92 pages. Wood-engravings by A. V. S. Anthony, after Fenn, Homer, Eytinge, Fredricks and Darley. 8vo, gilt-pictorial burgundy cloth; spine faded; last signature loose. With the book label for "Whipple & Smith."

First edition with these illustrations. BAL 22265. HAMILTON 735


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BELL MARTIN, AN AMERICAN STORY OF REAL LIFE.
Arthur, T. S.
BELL MARTIN, AN AMERICAN STORY OF REAL LIFE.
Philadelphia: Henry F. Anners, circa 1850.

162 pages. 6 x 3 3/4 inches. Publishers brown, embossed cloth; clean and tight


Later printing, originally issued in 1843. Wright #60.


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Tourgee, Albion.
BRICKS WITHOUT STRAW. A NOVEL.
New York: Fords, Howard & Hulbert, (1880).

521 pages + book ads. 8vo, pictorial olive green cltoh; small tears at head of spine; small stain on rear cover.

First edition, by this writer of southern reconstruction. BAL 20349.


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COLLECTED POEMS.
Lindsay, Vachel.
COLLECTED POEMS.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923.

390 pages. Quarto (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches); cloth backed boards with paper labels; corners bumped and chipped, rear inner hinge starting; two book plates and an inscription from a previous owner.


Number 101 of 400 numbered copies signed by the poet.


Price: $90.00
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Janvier, Thomas.
COLOR STUDIES AND A MEXICAN CAMPAIGN.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899.

391 pages. 7 1/4 x 5 inches. Two tone red cloth; lightly rubbed.


These two short novels, bound as one, first appeared in 1891. Our later edition seems to be much less common than the first.


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DEN STORE QUILLOW.
Thurber, James.
DEN STORE QUILLOW.
Stockholm: KF:s Bokforlag, (1949).

46 pages. Illustrated in color and black and white by Ollie Eksell. Quarto (12 x 8 1/2 inches) pictorial boards with linen spine; inner hinges cracked, moderate wear and soiling to boards, still a very good copy.


A Swedish edition of Thuber's scarce children's book, first published in the United States in 1944, with illustrations by Doris Lee.


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ELIZABETH AND HER GERMAN GARDEN. WITH TWELVE PHOTOGRAVURE ILLUSTRATIONS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS.
Von Armin, Elizabeth (nee. Mary Annette Beauchamp).
ELIZABETH AND HER GERMAN GARDEN. WITH TWELVE PHOTOGRAVURE ILLUSTRATIONS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS.
New York: Macmillan Company, 1900.

225 pages. Anonymously illustrated in rich photogravure. 9 x 6 1/4 inches. Printed cream colored wrappers; spine worn but sound. A very nice copy, with the bookplate of Alice Lydia Hussey and signed in ink "from Annie Otis Sanders."


One of 100 numbered copies, printed on Japanese Vellum, and the first illustrated edition. Elizabeth von Armin (1866-1941) published this work anonymously in 1898. This brooding semi-autobiographic work was so successful it was reprinted twenty times in its first year.


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ELSIE VENNER: A ROMANCE OF DESTINY.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell.
ELSIE VENNER: A ROMANCE OF DESTINY.
Boston: Tichnor & Fields, 1861.

Two volumes. With 16 pages of book ads dated February, 1861. 8vo, brown publishers cloth; head of spine on volume II just starting, otherwise a very fine set. Housed in custom-made cloth chamises and quarter morocco black slipcase

First edition of Holmes' first novel. With a pencil signature , dated April, 1861.


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Meynell, Alice.
ESSAYS.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, circa 1914.

267 pages. Frontispiece engraving after Piranesi. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches); light green linen; gilt lettering on cover and spine; very lightly rubbed.

First American edition. With the book label for Brentanos, Washington D.C.


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ETAPES.
Arland, Marcel.
ETAPES.
Paris: Nouvelle Revue Francaise, 1927.

79 pages. With a frontispiece portrait of the author by Marc Chagall. 7 1/4 x 5 inches. Printed gray wrappers. A fine, bright copy.


First edition, one of 550 numbered copies.


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FABLES BY THE LATE MR. GAY. IN ONE VOLUME COMPLETE.
Gay, John.
FABLES BY THE LATE MR. GAY. IN ONE VOLUME COMPLETE.
London: Printed for W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivingtron, et. al., 1772.

240 pages. Engraved frontispiece and 67 charming engravings on 34 leaves. Twelvemo, 7 x 4 inches. Modern buckram; a few signatures ragged, minor creasing. With the signature of an early owner "Hary Singer. Book. 1788" on the verso of the frontispiece.


A later edition. Originally published in two volumes from 1727 to 1738. A sound copy with charming engravings.


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FIELD FLOWERS.
(Field, Eugene).
FIELD FLOWERS.
Chicago: Monument Fund Committee, (1896).

(36) pages. 4to, half-brown morocco over marbled boards; spine gilt; original cover bound in; lightly rubbed.

First edition. An attractively bound copy of this memorial gift book to assist in the creation of a monument to Field. Designed and illustrated by many of the artists of that generation: Stanford White, Frederic Remington, Harry Fenn, E. W. Kemble, A.B. Frost , Mary Hallock Foote, Alice Barber Stephens, and others.


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FIELD FLOWERS.
(Field, Eugene).
FIELD FLOWERS.
Chicago: Monument Fund Committee, (1896).

(36) pages. 4to, gilt-pictorial light green cloth; very light wear.

First edition. An attractive memorial gift book created to assist in the development of a monument to Field. Designed and illustrated by many of the artists of that generation: Stanford White, Frederic Remington, Harry Fenn, E. W. Kemble, A.B. Frost, Mary Hallock Foote, Alice Barber Stephens, and others.


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FIRST EDITIONS OF AMERICAN AUTHORS
Stone, Herbert Stuart.
FIRST EDITIONS OF AMERICAN AUTHORS : A MANUAL FOR BOOK LOVERS... WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY EUGENE FIELD
Cambridge: Stone & Kimball, 1893.

223 pages. 12mo, smooth green cloth over beveled boards; gold printing; lightly rubbed; early owners inscription, and the tipped in booklabel for Everest Denslow Haight

First edition, of the first book to carry the Stone & Kimball imprint. KRAMER 2. BAL 5756


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