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[College Humor]. COLLEGE CUTS CHOSEN FROM THE COLUMBIA SPECTATOR. 1880-81-82.
[College Humor]. COLLEGE CUTS CHOSEN FROM THE COLUMBIA SPECTATOR. 1880-81-82. : By F. Benedict Herzog, H. McVickar, W. Bard McVIckar and Others.
New York: White and Stokes, 1882.

78 pages. Illustrated from pen and ink drawings. Oblong 8vo, gilt pictorial blue cloth; inner hinge crudely taped.


First edition. "This student-growth, having survived in a college world the fire of an undergraduate criticism whose canons of art do not greatly differ from those of outer barbarians, once more puts forth its leaves." Dedicated "To George Du Maurier (if he will accept)."


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YOUTH'S KEEPSAKE. A CHRISTMAS AND NEW-YEAR'S GIFT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.
YOUTH'S KEEPSAKE. A CHRISTMAS AND NEW-YEAR'S GIFT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.
Boston: Otis, Broaders and Company, 1839.

195 pages. Frontispiece of a youthful Queen Victoria + numerous steel and wood-engraved plates. Small octavo (6 1/4 x 4 inches); calf backed yellow boards; gilt spine; some foxing and light wear.

An attractive copy of this gift book, with a grandmothers inscription on flyleaf. Thompson p.163. Foxon 881.


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THE POLYANTHOS, OR FLOWERS OF LITERATURE; BEING SELECTIONS FROM THE MOST APPROVED AUTHORS, IN PROSE AND VERSE.
THE POLYANTHOS, OR FLOWERS OF LITERATURE; BEING SELECTIONS FROM THE MOST APPROVED AUTHORS, IN PROSE AND VERSE.
New York: C. Wells, 1831.

192 pages. Engraved frontispiece and title + 2 engraved plates. 16mo, contemporary black calf; gilt on spine; covers worn but sound.


The frontispiece seems to be signed by Sam'l Harris and the three engravings are by David Claypoole Johnson. A surprisingly uncommon book, not noted by either Faxon or Thompson. American Imprints # 31-8794


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PEEPS INTO PEPYS.
PEEPS INTO PEPYS.
London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1913.

69 pages. With tipped-in head and tail pieces. Twelvemo (5 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches); polished red calf with gilt, by Sangorski & Sutcliff'; some light scuffing.


An attractive edition of excerpts from Samuel Pepys diaries.


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THE QUEEN OF FLOWERS: OR, MEMOIRES OF THE ROSE.
THE QUEEN OF FLOWERS: OR, MEMOIRES OF THE ROSE.
Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841.

219 pages. With four delicate, hand-colored lithographs of roses. Brown, embossed cloth; lightly rubbed. Bookplate of Thomas Hovey Gage. Jr.

Second edition of an anonymous work originally published as "Memoirs of the Rose."
From the preface: "The following Letters were originally written for the gratification and amusement of a beloved female friend, in whose happiness and pursuits the writer then felt, and now feels an affectionate interest."


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POESIES DE BOILEAU DESPREAUX.
POESIES DE BOILEAU DESPREAUX.
Paris: Didot l'Aine, 1781.

Two volumes. 180 + 192 pages. 5 x 3 inches. Red morocco with gilt panels and spine; all edges gilt.

First edition. Three copies on OCLC.


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INSIDE: A CHRONICLE OF SECESSION.
(Baker, William M.).
INSIDE: A CHRONICLE OF SECESSION. : By George F. Harrington
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866.

223 pages. Illustrated with wood-engraving after Thomas Nast. 8vo, original printed wrappers; spine chipped and torn; shaken; bookseller's blindstamp on rear wrapper.

First edition in book form, originally issued serially in HARPER'S WEEKLY. A story of southern society during the Civil War. Nast's illustrations are outstanding. Though not uncommon, this work is rarely found in original wrappers. WRIGHT II. 195. HAMILTON 1129 (full page reproduction).


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THE BUNTING BALL: A GRAECO-AMERICAN PLAY.
(Fawcett, Edgar).
THE BUNTING BALL: A GRAECO-AMERICAN PLAY.
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1885.

154 pages + book ads. Illustrated from drawings by C. D. Weldon. Octavo, 8 x 6 inches; gilt-pictorial brown cloth; light rubbing. With the bookplate of Horace White.


Includes the tipped-in pink slip offering $1,000 for the first person to guess the name of the author. The first 10,000 copies were numbered by hand, and their pink slips were machine numbered. Apparently the first 1,500 numbered copies constitute the first printing. This copy numbered 4311. See B.A.L. #5627.


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THE ADVENTURES OF TELEMACHUS, THE SON OF ULYSSES. IN XXIV BOOKS. WRITTEN BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF CAMBRAY. TO WHICH IS ADDED THE ADVENTURES OF ARISTONOUS...
(Fenelon, François Salignac de la Mothe).
THE ADVENTURES OF TELEMACHUS, THE SON OF ULYSSES. IN XXIV BOOKS. WRITTEN BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF CAMBRAY. TO WHICH IS ADDED THE ADVENTURES OF ARISTONOUS...
London: Printed for W. Meadows, C. Hitch and L. Hawes..., 1759.

2 volumes. 360 + 304 pages. With folding engraved map and 24 engraved plates. Twelvemo (6 2/3 x 4 inches); contemporary calf, leather labels; lightly rubbed.


Curiously volume one calls this the "Sixteenth Edition" while volume two calls it the "Seventeenth Edition." Both have the same imprint and are in matching binding. Originally published by Fenelon in 1699, this famous retelling of the Greek myth proved the authors undoing as the King of France took its content as a hidden criticism. There have been many editions and translations.


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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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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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MOTHER GOOSE CARVED BY A COMMENTATOR.
(Norwood, Thomas Manson).
MOTHER GOOSE CARVED BY A COMMENTATOR.
Savannah, GA: The Morning News Print, 1900.

242 pages. 8 1/2 x 6 inches. Orange publisher's cloth; some small stains to cover.


T. M. Norwood was a politician, judge and writer. He served in the United States Senate, for the state of Georgia, from 1871-1877. The "Library of Southern Literature" notes that "As a writer, the style of Judge Norwood is caustic and brilliant." The only review of the above book was in the National Encyclopedia, which called it "a sort of serio-comic commentary."


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THE PRIZE POEM. LION COFFEE.
(Prize Poem}.
THE PRIZE POEM. LION COFFEE.
Richmond, KY: W. M. Blount, dealer in Staple and Fancy Groceries, circa 1880.

Printed sheet, 12 1/4 x 6 inches. Illustrated with a humorous wood-engraving showing lions robbing a grocery store, of 'Lion Coffee.' Chipping and a number of tears repaired; encapsulated in mylar


The illustration is accompanied by the prize winning poem by Helen W. Stamford, Franklin Corners, Erie Co., Pennsylvania. The doggerel goes on for eight stanzas of four lines each.


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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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JACK SHEPPARD. A ROMANCE.
Ainsworth, W. Harrison.
JACK SHEPPARD. A ROMANCE.
London: Richard Bentley, 1839-40.

Bound from the sheets. With 25 engravings by George Cruikshank. Octavo (5 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches); full brown calf, gilt panels; hinges and corners rubbed; some light foxing. Tipped in is an ALS from the author.


An uncommon appearance. The publisher has added a new title-page, and then extracted the original sheets for this novel from copies of Bentley's Miscellany. At rear are the indexes and an original wrapper. The engravings are quite rich in tone, being early impressions.

Tipped in is a small 3 pages ALS where the author discusses publishing matters and hopes the copy of "Jack Sheppard" has reached the recipient.


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RUPERT CABELL AND OTHER TALES.
Alden, Joseph.
RUPERT CABELL AND OTHER TALES.
New York: Gates & Steman, 1846.

180 pages + book ads. Illustrated from wood-engravings. Twelvemo, 5 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches. Embossed red cloth with gilt vignette of children. spine gilt; foxed. With previous owner's bookplate.


First edition by this prolific writer and educator. Joseph Alden (1807 - 1885) spent the years 1835 - 1852 teaching various subjects at Williams College. He went on to administer various schools until 1882. During these years he wrote more than seventy books. This collection of moral tales were originally published in the New York Observe and are among his earliest writings.


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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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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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LES ECRIVAINS AMERICAINS A PARIS ET LEURS AMIS. 1920 - 1930.
Beach, Sylvia.
LES ECRIVAINS AMERICAINS A PARIS ET LEURS AMIS. 1920 - 1930.
Paris: Centre Cultural Americain, 1959.

142 pages. Illustrated with portraits of writers. 9 x 7 inches. Pictorial wrappers. Light wear to spine.


Price: $30.00
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