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THE TABLES OF THE LAW and THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI
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THE TABLES OF THE LAW and THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI

by (Brooke, Rupert - his copy) Yeats, W.B.

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1904. [W.B. Yeats and Rupert Brooke] London: Elkin Mathews, 1904. 4 pp undated ads. Original blue wrappers decoratively printed in black. First Published Edition, issued in wrappers by Elkin Mathews as No. 17 in the "Vigo Cabinet Series." This pair of very early Yeats tales had been privately printed in 1897, with a portrait of Yeats by Jack B. Yeats (not in this 1904 edition). At that time Yeats wrote (in John Quinn's copy), "The portrait which is by my father, & the Latin which is by Lionel Johnson, are the only things which are worth anything in this little book." But as he points out here in his 1904 Prefatory Note, "These two stories were privately printed some years ago. I do not think I should have reprinted them had I not met a young man in Ireland the other day, who liked them very much and nothing else that I have written." According to James Joyce's brother Stanislaus (MY BROTHER'S KEEPER, pp 182-186), Yeats is here referring to the first time James Joyce and W.B. Yeats ever met -- though… Read more
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THE TALE OF MRS. TITTLEMOUSE
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THE TALE OF MRS. TITTLEMOUSE

by Potter, Beatrix

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1910. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1910. Original blue-grey paper-covered boards with hexagonal pictorial onlay. First Edition of Beatrix Potter's tale about a wood-mouse named Thomasina Tittlemouse. The tale tells of her attempts to keep her underground home neat and tidy in spite of various unexpected visitors ("friends" they were called in the manuscript: this was changed to "visitors" in the book, but even more appropriate would be "intruders"). These include bees, a beetle, a ladybug, a butterfly, a spider and of course the debonair toad Mr. Jackson. The manuscript also included three wood-lice, but Warne objected that such creatures did not belong in a children's book; so they are instead described as "three creepy-crawly people" in the book. There were actually two printings during (and dated) 1910, but they are identical; the third was not until 1911. Customers were given the choice of buying MRS. TITTLEMOUSE in blue-grey or cream… Read more
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THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND
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THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND

by Potter, Beatrix

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1913. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1913. Original grey-green paper-covered boards with cover pictorial onlay. First Edition of the author's nineteenth book, her second title (after THE TALE OF MR. TOD) to appear in the "New Series" that was unfortunately issued in a binding almost as fragile as the earlier titles. THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND was most probably in Beatrix Potter's mind as early as 1910... This story about Pigling Bland has an element of truth in it, for on November 17th 1909, in one of Beatrix Potter's letters... she wrote "The two biggest little pigs have been sold, which takes away from the completeness of the family group. But they have fetched a good price, and their appetites were fearful -- five meals a day and not satisfied." Both the first and the second printing bear the date 1913 on the title page, and "are believed to be identical" [quotes from Linder]; the third is dated 1914. This copy is grey-green in color; others are in… Read more
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THE TALE OF TIMMY TIPTOES

THE TALE OF TIMMY TIPTOES

by Potter, Beatrix

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1911. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1911. Original dark green paper boards with arched pictorial onlay. First Edition of these adventures of Timmy Tiptoes (and his wife Goody), grey squirrels trying to get nuts collected and stored up for the oncoming winter. Timmy is wrongly accused of stealing other squirrels' nuts and is thrown through a tree-hole into his and Goody's nut storehouse -- where he gets sidetracked and eats so many of the nuts that he becomes too fat to get out. The presence of chipmunks and a bear in this tale have led to speculation that the author had American children in mind when she wrote and illustrated this book. Customers could buy TIMMY TIPTOES in either light brown or dark green paper boards, priced at 1/-, or in decorated cloth, at 1/6. This copy is in dark green boards, and is near-fine (scarcely any external wear, minor cracking at one end of the front endpaper -- which bears an "Xmas /11" inscription). This is remarkable condition for fragile… Read more
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THE TALE OF BENJAMIN BUNNY

THE TALE OF BENJAMIN BUNNY

by Potter, Beatrix

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1904. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1904. Original light brown boards with cover pictorial onlay. First Edition of the author's fourth book, following PETER RABBIT, SQUIRREL NUTKIN and THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER. Here, Peter Rabbit returns with his cousin Benjamin to Mr. McGregor's garden -- to retrieve the clothes he left there when in the first book he fled in haste. This copy has the misspelling "muffatees" on page 15, identifying it as being from either the first or the second printing (undiscernible from each other); the third printing has the error corrected, but is also dated 1905. The paper-covered boards of this copy are light brown; grey was also used, without priority, and there were also copies in decorated cloth priced sixpence higher. Condition is very good -- some wear along the outer joints, a short edge-tear in the final leaf of text, and occasional faint pencil-marks and little fingerprints. Linder p. 424; Quinby 6.
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THE TALE OF JOHNNY TOWN-MOUSE

THE TALE OF JOHNNY TOWN-MOUSE

by Potter, Beatrix

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1918. London: Frederick Warne and Co., n.d. [1918]. Original light brown paper-covered boards with pictorial onlay. First Edition of this tale which Beatrix Potter adapted from Aesop's "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse"; she dedicated it "To Aesop in the shadows." One of her later tales, it is one of the few tales for which the first edition title page is undated. Much has been made of the presence or absence of the "N" in "LONDON" on the title page (this copy does have the "N"). The first printing, which was done in 1918, had some copies with the "N" and some without it; it has been surmised, for example by Linder, that the first copies off the press lacked the "N", meaning that it was added during the print run; however, it is just as possible that the "N" dropped off during the print run. Either way, which copies were the first to be printed has no bearing on which copies were the first to be published (issued to the public). This is a fine copy (one tiny hint of wear at a corner, but… Read more
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TALES OF SPACE AND TIME
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TALES OF SPACE AND TIME

by Wells, H.G.

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1900. [a handsome copy] London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1900. 2 pp undated ads. Original light brown cloth decorated in dark brown. First Edition of this collection of five fantastic tales: "The Crystal Egg," "The Star," "A Story of the Stone Age," "A Story of the Days to Come" and "The Man Who Could Work Miracles." The last story was the basis for the 1936 British film of the same title. This British edition, though dated 1900, was actually published in late 1899; although the American edition is dated 1899, it is considered to have been issued later than this one. "The Crystal Egg," for example, involves Martians -- like THE WAR OF THE WORLDS; an antiquarian shopkeeper discovers that by peering into a certain crystal egg at an angle of precisely 137 degrees, he can see, and ultimately communicate with, Martians who apparently sent the egg as a sort of Eye on Earth. Said communication ends when the shopkeeper is discovered dead in his shop, clutching the egg in his hand. This is a… Read more
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TALES OF HEARSAY

TALES OF HEARSAY

by Conrad, Joseph

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1925. With a Preface by R. B. Cunninghame Graham. London: T. Fisher Unwin, (1925). Original dark green cloth, with dust jacket. First (English) Edition, published on the same day as the American. This posthumous collection of four tales, published the year after Conrad died, includes "The Tale," considered to be one of his best short stories. The others are "The Warrior's Soul," "Prince Roman" and (one of his earliest, written around 1884) "The Black Mate." The volume is in fine condition (spine gilt less than bright, as always); the dust jacket is near-fine, with one shallow chip at the foot of the spine but with less soil than usual. Keating 193; Smith pp 96-98.
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TALES OF HEARSAY

TALES OF HEARSAY

by Conrad, Joseph

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1925. With a Preface by R.B. Cunninghame Graham. Garden City NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1925. Original blue cloth, with dust jacket. First Edition (American -- published on the same day as the English edition). This posthumous collection of four tales, published the year after Conrad died, includes "The Tale," considered to be one of his best short stories. The others are "The Warrior's Soul," "Prince Roman" and (one of his earliest, written around 1884) "The Black Mate." This copy is in the primary binding, with gilt lettering on the spine (some copies are lettered there in light green). The volume and dust jacket are fine except for the usual slight tanning of the light blue jacket; the jacket is price-clipped, but every copy we have seen has been identically clipped, so we suspect it was done by the publisher. In our opinion the American edition is less common than the English one, especially in this condition. Keating 194; Smith pp 96-98.
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TALES OF UNREST
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TALES OF UNREST

by Conrad, Joseph

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1923. Garden City NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. Original navy blue cloth decorated in gilt. This is a volume from the "Concord Edition" of Conrad's works, published the year before his death; included is a fold-out map of the world showing all 19 of Conrad's literary voyages. The volume is in bright, near-fine condition (minor wear at the spine ends). This copy is inscribed by Conrad's widow (though undated, it is clear the inscription is after Conrad's death): "To Edith and Ernest Dawson | The Lagoon, fifth story con- | tained in this volume is | the first story written | by Joseph Conrad | Affectionately, Jessie Conrad." Brother of the novelist and critic A.J. Dawson, Major Ernest Dawson (1884-1960) was introduced to Conrad by H.G. Wells, while Dawson was still quite young (in 1901-1902); Dawson later served in Burma, and would write memoirs of his time there for Blackwood's Magazine. He was also a contributor to "Some Recollections of… Read more
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TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES. In Three Volumes
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TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES. In Three Volumes

by Hardy, Thomas

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1892. [TESS in original cloth] A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented. [London:] James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., (1892). Original ochre-tan cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition, second or third impression (dated 1892 rather than 1891 on the title versos). This is today Hardy's best-known novel, thanks in part to its appearances on the big and little screens. Hardy's daring subject matter was way ahead of its time: Tess is raped by her cousin Alec, has a baby who lives just long enough for Tess herself to baptize (as "Sorrow"), and, after an ill-fated marriage to Angel Clare (who knew nothing of this), ultimately kills the cousin and suffers the consequences. The public outcry over TESS, and several years later over JUDE THE OBSCURE, led Hardy to abandon fiction in favor of poetry for the thirty-plus remaining years of his life. The novel first appeared in serialization, in The Graphic -- weekly instalments from July through December 1891. As Purdy points out, two episodes proved unacceptable to… Read more
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THACKERAY [inscribed by Trollope]
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THACKERAY [inscribed by Trollope]

by Trollope, Anthony

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1879. [inscribed to Cardinal Manning] London: Macmillan and Co., 1879. 2 pp undated ads. Original red cloth decorated in black. First Edition, being the ninth volume in the "English Men of Letters" series edited by John Morley. This copy has the ad leaf in the earliest state, listing nine of the titles (including this one) as "Ready" and SPENSER as "In the Press." Condition is very good (moderate wear at the spine ends, front endpaper cracked). Sadleir 54. This is an inscribed presentation copy from Trollope, with the following inscription in Trollope's hand at the top of the title page: "His Eminence Cardinal Manning | with the author's regards". On the title page there is an inkstamp, and on the front pastedown a bookplate, "Ex Oblatorum S Caroli... Bibliotheca" and bearing the word "humilitas." This was the Oblates of St. Charles, centered at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Bayswater (whose motto is "humilitas"). Quoting from the Manning papers at Emory University, Henry Edward… Read more
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THEATRICALS

by James, Henry

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1894. Two Comedies. Tenants [and] Disengaged. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1894. Original yellow-green cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition, American issue ("publication was probably simultaneous with the English issue"). The first and only printing (done in Great Britain) consisted of 1010 copies, of which 460 were used for Osgood McIlvaine's London edition and the other 550 were conveyed to Harper for this American issue. Though not so identified, this is the first series of THEATRICALS; two additional plays were published as the "Second Series" later in 1894. As always with this color cloth, the spine (plus some of the covers) is discolored to light brown; there are also a few tiny specks of wear at the spine ends. Supino 42.2.0; Edel & Laurence A42b.
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A THIEF IN THE NIGHT. Further Adventures of A.J. Raffles, Cricketer and Cracksman

A THIEF IN THE NIGHT. Further Adventures of A.J. Raffles, Cricketer and Cracksman

by Hornung, E[rnest]. W[illiam]

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1905. With Illustrations by Cyrus Cuneo. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. 4 pp undated ads. Original black cloth decorated in white, red and yellow. First American Edition of the third collection of adventures of Raffles, the gentleman crook. The first two collections had been THE AMATEUR CRACKSMAN of 1898 and RAFFLES of 1901. Just as Hornung's brother-in-law, Conan Doyle, had killed off Sherlock Holmes in 1894 only to "revive" him for a 1902 reminiscence titled THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, so Hornung killed off Raffles (as a soldier seeking atonement in the Boer War) at the end of RAFFLES, only to have his sidekick Bunny continue with these reminiscences four years later. This American edition, with a handsome binding showing a silhouetted horse and landau, includes ten full-page plates by Cyrus Cuneo -- whereas the English edition contains only a frontispiece. Condition is very good-plus (scarcely any wear other than the almost-unavoidable flaking of some of the… Read more
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THE THIRD VIOLET

THE THIRD VIOLET

by Crane, Stephen

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1897. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1897. Original tan cloth decorated in red, black and gilt. First Edition of Crane's sixth book, a romance about young impoverished artists. It was not long after he finished writing this, and before it was published, that Crane was ship­wrecked near Jacksonville, as he was headed off to cover the war in Cuba (Crane had to spend three days in an "open boat"). THE THIRD VIOLET was something of a success, but artistically it seemed a distinct blot on Crane's reputation... [One reviewer observed,] "We hope that THE THIRD VIOLET, which is a hopelessly scentless one, will be the last of its kind, and that instead of violets Mr. Crane will give us war -- war -- war." [Stallman] This was to be the last of Crane's four Appleton books to appear in this tan binding. This copy is in fine condition, with very little of the cover soil and darkening that is typical for this light-colored binding. Williams & Starrett 13; Blanck 4078.
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THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS
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THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS

by Buchan, John

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1915. New York: George H. Doran Company, (1915). Original red cloth. First American Edition of Buchan's best-known book, the classic mystery that has withstood the test of time both as a book and as a film. This was the first of Buchan's five mysteries to feature the detective Richard Hannay (the others being GREENMANTLE, MR. STANDFAST, THE THREE HOSTAGES and THE ISLAND OF SHEEP). The tale was of course the basis for one of Alfred Hitchcock's most highly-regarded early films, released in 1935. This is a close-to-fine copy (no wear, but the gilt is less than bright -- though this was wartime, at least across the Atlantic...). In our experience, this American edition is considerably scarcer than the British one. See Blanchard A32 ("The first American edition was registered by George H. Doran Company on October 30, 1915 [eleven days after the British edition was published], but the records of the publisher's successor indicate that it was not actually issued until 1916, probably in February.").
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THROUGH THE MAGIC DOOR [colonial]

THROUGH THE MAGIC DOOR [colonial]

by Doyle, A. Conan

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1907. With Sixteen Illustrations. London: George Bell & Sons, 1907. 16 pp ads dated Nov 1907. Original red cloth stamped in blind. First Edition, colonial issue -- No. 768 in "Bell's Indian & Colonial Library." This is a group of literary essays, written as wanderings about the library in the Doyle home: "Through the Magic Door" gives you glimpses of the days when Conan Doyle was a struggling beginner in literature. Discussing the books on his library shelves, he picks out certain of them, each one of which, bought in student days when he was not affluent, it had cost him a lunch to buy [Bookman, quoted in G&G] This is a remarkably fine copy (light foxing of the cheap paper used); being nonfiction, far fewer copies were printed than of his fiction titles. Green & Gibson B7c.
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TICKET NO. 9672

TICKET NO. "9672

by Verne, Jules

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1899. Translated from the French by Laura E. Kendall. Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Co., n.d. 3 pp undated ads. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black, light blue and peach. First American hardbound edition. UN BILLET DE LOTERIE was first published in France in 1886, and that same year George Munro of New York was the first to publish this in English -- in two self-wrappered volumes of his "Seaside Library" (the first volume was published by July 1886, and the second by December 1886). In between these two (in August), Sampson Low published the first British edition (as THE LOTTERY TICKET). Munro being, of course, a pirate publisher, his business went downhill fast after the passage of the International Copyright Act in 1891 (clearly George did not offer enough "soft money" to his legislators). His "Seaside Library" publications became the property of Donohue of Chicago, and this book, published "by the turn of the century" [T&M], is one result: though mentioning only "Ticket No. 9672"… Read more
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TOM BROWN AT OXFORD

TOM BROWN AT OXFORD

by [Hughes, Thomas]

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1861. By the Author of "Tom Brown's School Days." In Three Volumes. Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1861. 1 page Vol II undated ads, 24 pp Vol III ads dated "15.10.61." Original royal blue cloth. First English Edition. This was Hughes's sequel to TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS, which had appeared in 1857. Just as Hughes had exposed some of the worst evils of the public school system in the earlier book (he specifically had in mind Rugby, which he had attended), so he tried to assail higher education in the present novel -- albeit less successfully. Sadly, TOM BROWN AT OXFORD was issued in Macmillan's "Cambridge blue" binding (also called "Kingsley style," as the first title so bound was WESTWARD HO!); this is a notoriously fragile binding that is seldom able to survive the past 150+ years in anything approaching original condition. However this set, complete with the ad catalogue that appears only in some copies, is in very good-plus condition: there is generally-minor edge-wear at the extremities… Read more
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TOPSY TURVY

TOPSY TURVY

by Verne, Jules

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1890. New York: J. S. Ogilvie, n.d. [1890]. 1 page preliminary ads plus 2 pp terminal ads. Original dark blue-green cloth. First American Edition (and first edition in the English language). This is the sequel to Verne's "Moon" books of many years earlier: quoting from the preliminary ad leaf, this is the story of How the Americans bought the North Pole and planned to change the axis of the Earth, making the Arctic regions bloom like the Tropics, by the explosion of a stupendous cannon. This tale is a good example of Verne's growing cynicism: whereas in the 1870s he has the Baltimore Gun Club using its gigantic cannon to explore the moon, here the club has purchased land in the Arctic so that they can reap huge profits when that land becomes tropical. "Topsy Turvy" appeared in English in the January 19, 1890 issue of New York World -- at the same time that newspaper's famous reporter, Nellie Bly, was attempting to beat Phileas Fogg's record time around the world. It was at some point soon… Read more
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