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    Uncertainty: A Novel by Larsen, Michael; Blecher, George; Blecher, Lone Thygesen

    Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1996. First Edition First Printing . Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. FIRST EDITION STATED, FIRST PRINTING SEPTEMBER 1996 ADVANCE READING COPY, Translated by George Blecher & Lone Thygesen Blecher. Very good black white trade paperback. slight wear. (1996), 8vo, 260pp. "A darkly Erotic, tautly plotted psychological thriller with the verve of William Gibson and the sophisticated suspense of Michael Crichton.



    50 Years of Sport 1922 by The Right Hon. Lord Desborough of Taplow KCVO

    Superb 'deluxe' bespoke Moroccan leather bound edition, by Cedric Rivers of Bath, with a beautiful hand painted vellucent insert seal on the front board, of the coat of arms of Eton Harrow and Winchester. Featuring 505 pages of classic black and white photographs depicting various university sports cricket, football, golf and rowing. A smart addition for any gentleman's sporting library.



    The Country Gentleman by Scrutator

    Chapman & Hall, 1863. EARLY EDITION. Dated 1863 on title page. Published by Chapman & Hall. Hardback. Lovely tight clean book looks unread. On the first page someone has printed in old-fashioned script Ballycraigy. The red boards have Standard Editions Of Popular Authors embossed in centre. Corners bumped but no markings. . Hard Cover. Good Plus.



    Madame Jehane Benoit 14 years of Microwave Cooking by Benoit, Jehane

    Saint Lambert, Quebec, Canada: Les Editions Heritage Inc., 1988. Commemorative Edition . Leather Bound. Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. GIFT QUALITY CONDITION "This commemorative edition cookbook is a selection of her finest microwave oven recipes compiled over the 14 years of her association with Panasonic..." Recipes include: Albertan's Favorite Omellette, Bread Boulettes, Duck Hymettus, Green Peas a la Francaise, Helene's Sauce, Hockey Night Seafood, Leg of Veal Roast A la Francaise, Omellette Fermiere, Pheasant A la Normande, Quebec Potato Stuffing, Risi Pisi, Roquebrune Fish Soup, Soubise, Traditional Pea Soup, Sole Duglere, Zucchini St-Raphael, etc. Fine green leatherette. Gilt titles and gilt pictorial medallion decoration. Bookmark Ribbon. (1988), 4to, 384pp.



    Palikanon, Buddha, So Habe Ich Gehoert Einstmals Weilte Der Erhabene by Dahlke/ Buddha

    Berlin: Brandussche Verlags Buchhandlung, 1922 SO HABE ICH GEHOERT EINSTMALS WEILTE DER ERHABENE IM SAVATTI....262 pp.Uncut on"Sanders Butten", paper. Full vellum, spine richly gilt, with double gilt filet-lines on covers, central green morocco ornament laid in on front cover. (wheel of time) An anthology of texts translated by Paul Dahlke, printed by Otto von Holten. This Majestic work was entirely designed by Marcus Behmer. The elaborately embellished title page, the chapter headings , initials all printed in the finest colours as: blue, green, red ,gold etc. This is copy Nr. 157 from the edition of 225. Binding by P.A. Demeter, Hellerau. An almost pristine copy, top right upper corner bumped.



    The Larger Catechism of the Westminster Assembly with Proofs from the Scriptures

    Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication Original black 1/4 leather on textured leather boards, with gilt lettering and banding on spine. Rubbing and breakage at top and bottom of spine edges. Back hinge strained. Rear free endpaper missing. Heavy foxing. Two pages have underlining. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper and title page. This book begins at page 167 and continues to page 375, so it is reasonable to assume there is another part to it, although it is not indicated on the title page. 208 pages.



    Le Roman De La Rose by Lorris, Guillaume De & Meung, Jean De, Dit Clo

    Paris: Fournier, J.B. & Didot, P.N.F., 1799 Edition fait sur Celle de Lenglet Dufresnoy, Corrigee aves Soin , Et Enrichie de la Dissertation sur les Auteurs de l' Ouvrage, de l' Analyse, des Variantes et du Glossaire Publies en 1737 par J.B. Lantin de Damery. 5 vols. Engr, Frontispice to Vol. I. (Portrait of Clopinel) and four further full page engraved plates. Vol. I- 435 pp. Vol. II- 410 pp. Vol.III- 365 pp. Vol. IV- 357 pp. Vol. V- 352 pp. Fine contemporary full calf, with at both covers the Crowned, Circular Crest of the Order of the Garter, with a well executed coat of Arms ( not yet researched) within a finely crafted tooled golden line with palmettes and "petits Fers" Richly gilded spines, with contrasting title-pieces and number label, All Edges Gilt. (all five) spines seriously worn, hinges weak, but holding, except for the upper cover of Vol. I, which is loose. (waiting for a nice restoration job by your very own skillfull binder) Fine pink flyleaves/ endpapers. Printed on very fine paper, generous margins. Not listed with Cohen, ( Guide de l'amateur des livres a gravures) nor Boissais/ de la Planque.( Le livre a gravures au XVIIIe Siecle) See; Brunet; III-1175. Apart for the spines a tremendous opportunity ta acquire a "great book" for a modest price.......



    The Museum Of Innocence ( Large Print Edition ) by Orhan Pamuk

    2009. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Not Ex-Library Copy.Trade Paperback Edition.Text Unmarked.Binding Is Solid.Corners Slightly Bumped.Not Ex-Library Copy. .



    Duma Key: A Novel (Large Print) by Stephen King

    A clean, crisp and unread copy!



    Music Unheard: An Anthology of Hitherto Unpublished Verse [Vol. I only] by MANSFIELD, Margery, ed

    New York: Henry Harrison, [1939]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's cloth in tan pictorial dust jacket printed in brown; 308,[12]pp. Jacket rather brittle with some chipping to extremities, rather substantial loss at bottom fore-edge corner of rear panel affecting publisher's advertisements with loss of meaning to approx. 9 lines of text, corners a bit bumped, else Very Good in Good or better jacket. We've noted two states of this Volume, this (no priority) with "Volume One" printed on title page verso. Includes poems by Stanton A. Coblentz, Louis Ginsberg (Allen's father), 23-year-old Stanley Kauffmann, and "W.P.A.," a poem by Alberta M. Paris.



    A Roving Commission by Winston S. Churchill

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Poor. Originally published in October 1930 in England as My Early Life, A Roving Commission is Churchill's extremely popular autobiography, covering the years from his birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament. One can hardly ask for more adventurous content. These were momentous and formative years for Churchill, including his time as a war correspondent and cavalry officer in theatres as varied as Cuba, northwest India, and sub-Saharan and southern Africa. This time contained a wide range of experiences in Churchill’s life. Not only was he developing as an author, publishing his first books, and making his first lecture tour of North America, but this was also the time of his capture and daring escape during the Boer War, which made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill would take his seat in Parliament only weeks after the end of Queen Victoria's reign. A Roving Commission remains one of the most popular and widely read of all Churchill's books. And for good reason, as the work certainly ranks among the most charming and accessible of his many books. An original 1930 review likened it to a "beaker of Champagne." That effervescent charm endures; a more recent writer called it "a racy, humorous, self-deprecating classic of autobiography." To be sure, Churchill takes some liberties with facts and perhaps unduly lightens or over-simplifies certain events, but this is eminently forgivable and in keeping with the wit, pace, and engaging style that characterizes the book. A Roving Commission sold very well at the time and has seen a great many editions since, many of them collectible in their own right, but of course a premium attaches to first editions. This is one of the few Churchill first editions for which the U.S. edition bears a different title than the British. Jacketed copies are extremely scarce. Even decent unjacketed copies are unusual. The red-orange cloth binding proved highly susceptible to fading and soiling and the orange color on the dust jacket tends to bleach white when exposed to sun. Offered here is a rough example in an even rougher original dust jacket. No getting around it - this is perhaps the worst jacketed copy we've seen. But it is jacketed and we see very few jacketed copies. This copy is also of bibliographic interest, since it is the only first printing copy we have ever seen with the quite rare variant dust jacket usually attributed to the third printing and only the second copy of this variant dust jacket we have seen. This dust jacket has identical spine, front panel, and flaps, but a different rear panel featuring a number of short review excerpts instead of two text excerpts. Richard Langworth ("A Connoisseur's Guide", p.134) ascribes this dust jacket to the first edition, third printing, but it is not noted in any other bibliographic sources. This jacket is a bit of a mystery, since it gives every indication that it has spent its life with this first printing book. As stated, condition of both book and jacket are definitely flawed. The red-orange cloth binding is tight and has square corners, but is soiled, somewhat faded on the boards, quite faded on the spine, and bears some wear at the spine head and tail. The contents are tight, but a bit age-toned with an inked owner name on the ffep and a hint of spotting to the prelims. The Scribner's "A" is present on the copyright page, confirming first edition, first printing status. The dust jacket is unclipped, still bearing the original $3.50 price. That's the good news. The bad news is that the dust jacket has considerable wear and losses. The front face is unfaded, but missing an uneven 3.5 inch wide by maximum 1 inch deep portion at the top edge and with some chipping and wrinkling at the bottom edge. The rear face is soiled and wrinkled, with chipping to a maximum depth of .5 inch along the top edge. The spine is bleached white and roughly a third of it is missing; only part of the title and part of the author's name remains. Still. the quite rare original dust jacket is present, even if decidedly poor and wrapped around a rough first edition book. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Given condition, we offer this flawed rarity at a low price. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.2.a, Woods/ICS A37(b.1), Langworth p. 134.



    The Value of Escharotics by Nichols, Perry

    Savannah, Missouri: The Dr. Nichols Sanatorium, 1941. Reprint Edition . Leather Bound. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very good gold leather/leatherette. Bookmark ribbon. Illustrated endpapers. Faded spine, soiling marks, edge wear. (1941), 8vo, 448pp. "An escharotic is a substance that causes tissue to die and slough off. Examples include acids, alkalis, carbon dioxide, metallic salts or sanguinarine." Wikipedia



    Masterpieces of Mystery The Golden Age; Part One by Queen, Ellery (Dannay, Frederic; Lee, Manfred B.)

    New York: Davis Publications Inc., 1978. First Edition . Leather Bound. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ILLUSTRATED, Fine red leatherette. Bright gilt decoration and titles on covers and spine. (1978), 8vo, 351pp. [1], Masterpieces of Mystery Anthology. 12 Stories. CONTENTS: Introduction / by E. Queen -- Dead man's mirror / by Agatha Christie. -- The hunt ball / by Freeman Willis Crofts. -- The yellow slugs / by H.C. Bailey. -- A perfectly ordinary case of blackmail / by A.A. Milne -- A lesson in crime / by G.D.H and M.I. Cole -- The haunted Policeman / by Dorothy L. Sayers. -- The wood-for-the-trees / by Phillip MacDonald. -- The man who sang in Church / by Edgar Wallace. -- The dollar chasers / by Earl Derr Biggers. -- The green goods man / by Leslie Charteris. -- One hour / by Dashiell Hammett. -- The death of Don Jaun / by Ellery Queen.



    One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression. A Snapshot Album [Limited Edition, Signed] by WELTY, Eudora

    New York: Random House, [1971]. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited to 300 copies of which this is no. 85. Square octavo (20.75cm.); original linen lettered in silver, orange topstain, acetate dust jacket, brown paper-covered slipcase; xiv,111pp.; photographic frontispiece, illus. throughout. Slipcase a bit shelf-worn, else Fine. Signed by the author on limitation page. Collection of 102 photographs taken by Welty during her employment with the WPA in the 1930s. POLK A18:1.



    Walt Whitman's Civil War [Presentation Copy] by WHITMAN, Walt (Walter Lowenfels, ed)

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. Laid in is a typed letter from Lowenfels's editor at Knopf, Angus Cameron, informing the author that leather-bound presentation copies of the book would be prohibitively expensive. Obtained from the estate of bookseller Norman Kane, Lowenfels's son-in-law. Presentation copy, inscribed to Lowenfels's daughter and son-in-law, Michal and Norman Kane: "for Michal and Norman / with thanks for the help," dated 1960. Discoloration to endpapers, else a tight, fine copy in crisp, unworn jacket.



    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin The Journal of John Woolman Fruits of Solitude THE HARVARD CLASSICS # 1 by Eliot, Charles W. (ed.)

    New York: P. F. Collier & Son Corporation, 1937. Deluxe Edition . Leather Bound. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. THE HARVARD CLASSICS # 1, DELUXE EDITION, FRONTISPIECE, Very good green leatherette. Some marks edge wear, ink marks fore edge. (1937), 8vo, [6], 395pp. [1], Ben Franklin, his autobiography -- Journal of John Woolman -- Some fruits of solitude, in reflections and maxims part 1 / William Penn -- More fruits of solitude, being the second part of reflections and maxims.



    Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions of Old English Books, With Original Disquisitions, Articles of Biography, and Other Literary Antiquities (10 vols.) by Brydges, S.E

    T. Bentley, London, 1803-1809. Full calf; 10 vols. . Fair/No Jackets. A complete 10-volume set, with some edge wear and some boards detached; bookplate of J.W.H. Brydges (evidently a relative of the compiler). Signatures of two former owners on ffeps.



    Sun, Sage & Sand, Volume 2: A Pictorial Journey through the Okanagan, Similkameen, Shuswap, Thompson & the Nicola Regions of British Columbia by Jurome, William Bradley

    Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada: Dacona Graphics Inc., 1988. First Edition . Leather Bound. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 370 color photographs. Fine brown leatherette. Gilt titles. Very good color pictorial DJ. Light use, one tear, previous owner name inside. (1988), 4to, 152pp. Not in Hale Barman B.C. Local History Bibliography



    In At The Kill by Elizabeth Ferrars

    Collins Crime Club (1st), 1978. VG in DW. 20.5x14cm. Crime Fiction



    Wildlife (Inscribed to Seth Morgan) by Ford, Richard

    Warmli INSCRIBED by Ford to Seth (Morgan), the author of HOMEBOY.  Near fine (foxing on top edge) in Fine dust jacket.  A SUPERB Association Copy.  Please see photos.



    A Texas Cowboy : or 15 years on the hurricane deck of a spanish pony by Chas. A. Siringo

    Time Life Classics of the Old West. F. 21.5x14.5cm. 2 col plates, facsimile of a work published in Chicago 1885, Gilt edged. Imm. Leather bound, marbled endpapers, silk bookmarker.



    Ian Hamilton's March by Winston S. Churchill

    New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. First U.S. edition, only printing. Hardcover. Near fine. Here is a collector-worthy copy of the U.S. first edition of Churchill's fifth book - the second of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted in South Africa between the descendants of Dutch settlers and the British. As an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, Churchill swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter - on 18 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill's first Boer War book, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria, contained 27 letters and telegrams to the Morning Post written between 26 October 1899 and 10 March 1900 and was published in England in mid-May. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, comprising 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900. While London to Ladysmith via Pretoria had swiftly published Churchill's dispatches in the wake of his capture and escape, for Ian Hamilton's March "the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, A8.1.a, Vol. I, p.105). Churchill effected these revisions while on board the passenger and cargo steamer Dunottar Castle which was requisitioned as a troop ship, en route home to England. Churchill arrived on 20 July 1900 and spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, capitalizing on his war status and winning his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election." The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held and from which he had famously escaped. The title takes its name from General Sir Ian Hamilton's campaign from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg and Pretoria. Churchill would maintain a life-long friendship with Hamilton, who would be involved in the Gallipoli landings and to whom Churchill would sell his first country home. Published on 26 November 1900, the U.S. first edition was thus available for sale when Churchill arrived in New York on 8 December 1900 for his first North American lecture tour. The U.S. first edition saw only a single printing. The number sold is unclear, but seems to be fewer than 1,500. This American edition is thus considerably more scarce than the British first edition, of which more than 5,000 first printing copies were issued. Like the U.S. first edition of Ladysmith, the U.S. first edition of Ian Hamilton's March is bound in pebble grain red buckram which proved quite susceptible to blotchy wear and soiling, particularly on the spine. Offered here is a superior, collector-worthy example. The red cloth binding is clean, tight, and square with vivid color, bright gilt. Wear is minimal, with the only flaw of note being some minor dimpling of the cloth on the blank lower portion of the spine. The contents are superlative - crisp, clean, bright, and tight. No spotting. No inscriptions. No age-toning. Bright top edge gilt. All maps and plans are present and pristine, as is the frontispiece and tissue guard. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.2, Woods/ICS A5(ca), Langworth p.61.



    Masterpieces of Mystery The Grand Masters by Queen, Ellery (Dannay, Frederic; Lee, Manfred B.)

    New York: Davis Publications Inc., 1976. First Edition . Leather Bound. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ILLUSTRATED, Fine red leatherette. Bright gilt decoration and titles on covers and spine. (1976), 8vo, 351pp. [1], Masterpieces of Mystery Anthology, 15 Stories. Contributors: Ellery Queen; Vincent Starrett; Rex Stout; Erle Stanley Gardner; John Dickson Carr; George Harmon Coxe; Georges Simenon; Baynard Kendrick; J J Marric; James M Cain; Mignon Good Eberhart; John D MacDonald; Hugh Pentecost; Ross Macdonald; Eric Ambler.



    Liberalism and the Social Problem by Winston S. Churchill

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. First edition, first printing. This is Churchill’s third book of speeches from his period as an ardent reformer and a bright star of the Liberal Party. Churchill's speeches in this volume address a broad range of social issues still topical today, with the young Churchill trying to chart a progressive course between reactionary conservatism and radical socialism. With only 3,500 first printing copies issued, collector worthy copies have become scarce. Here is a very good++ copy. The dark red cloth binding is tight and square, retaining a nicely rounded spine and bright gilt. The spine of this edition proved highly vulnerable to sunning. This copy shows only light sunning and has much better than average spine presentation. There is trivial wear at the corners and spine ends and mild blistering of the cloth at the top edges and along the rear hinge. The contents are clean and tight with no previous ownership markings of any kind. Spotting is a common problem with this edition. Here spotting is light and substantially confined to the edges of the last 50 pages. The binding is protected with a removable, clear mylar cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A29.1.a, Woods/ICS A15(a), Langworth p.92

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