London: Secker & Warburg, 1966. 8vo, brown cloth, d.w. (light edge-wear). London: Secker & Warburg, (1966). First English Edition. Presentation copy, 1966, "To my good friend...with my greetings and best wishes"
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New York: Whitney Museum, 1984. Verse by Lewis Thomas and etchings by Alfonso Ossorio. 7 original etchings, 2 in color, tissue guards. Folio, loose in black cloth clam shell case. New York: Whitney Museum, 1984. First Edition. Limited. Fine. Scarce. Limited to 120 copies signed by the author and artist.
New York: Clarkson Potter, 1975. Annotated by leonard Wolf. Illustrated in black and white. 362 pages, 4to, black cloth, dust wrapper. New York: Clarkson Potter, 1975. A very good copy in a very good dust wrapper (both just a little worn).
New York: Knopf, 1960. 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. New York: Knopf, 1960. First Edition. A near-fine copy. The dust wrapper has 2 very short closed tears. First issue, with the 16 line blurb on the front d.w. flap & $4.00 price.
Norwalk: Easton, 1999. Illustrated by Henri Matisse. Large 8vo, blue-green cloth pictorially stamped in gilt, all edges gilt; silk moire end-papers. 732pp. Norwalk: Easton Press, (1999). Limited Edition. Fine.
London: Smithers, 1896. Illustrations. 4to, blue cloth, stamped in gilt with a Beerbohm caricature. London: Smithers, 1896. First Edition. Spine slightly darkened and worn at extremes. Second issue, with "& Co" on spine.
Norwalk: Easton, 1978. Illustrated by Barnett Freedman. 431 pages. 8vo, gilt-stamped red leather, all edges gilt, peach silk moire endpapers. Norwalk: Easton Press, (1978). A fine copy. 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series.
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1967. Ed. Hugh Talmage Lefler Illus. 4to, brown cloth, d.w. lightly dampstained, fore-edge of pages lightly dampstained. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, (1967).
New York: Knopf, 1970. 8vo, patterned cloth, d.w. New York: Knopf, 1970. Limited First Edition. Number 468 of 500 copies, printed on special paper and specially bound, signed by Updike, who has additionally inscribed : "More power to what people? Vote a straight ticket! /s/Henry Bech." Fine, in publisher's pictorial board slipcase.
Cambridge: Harvard Ukraine Research, 1983. xiv + 334 pages, 8vo, black cloth, d.w.; library stamp on top, bottom, and fore edges; dust wrapper lightly worn, library sticker lower spine. Cambridge: Harvard Ukraine Research Institute, (1983). A very good copy in a very good dust(-) wrapper.
Berkeley: University of California, 1986. Illustrated. x + 138 pages, 12mo, red cloth, d.w.; some dampstaining to lower edge of dust wrapper and a couple of spots on the cover affected as well. Berkeley: University of California Press, (1986). Internally fine, a very good(+) copy in a very good dust wrapper.
Norwalk: Easton, 1996. Delicate color illustrations by C.E. and H.M. Brock. 397 pages, 8vo, full red leather, stamped in gilt and black, peach silk moire endpapers, all edges gilt. Norwalk: Easton Press, (1996). A fine copy. The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series. Easton Press subscriber's bookplate attached to verso of front endpaper.
Boston: Little Brown, 1995. Illustrated. 193 pages, grey boards, d.w.; dust wrapper price clipped. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, (1995). First American edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper.
London: Oxford Universiy Press, 1948. 8vo, brown cloth, spines lettered in gilt, d.w. London: Oxford University Press, 1948 -1954. Contains: Can You Forgive Her? Phineas Finn, The Eustace Diamonds, Phineas Redux, The Prime Minister, The Duke's Children, The Warden, Barchester Towers, Letters. Illustrators include Lynton Lamb, Blair Hughes-Stanton, Edward Ardizzone, et al.
London: A.D.A. Edita, 1856. Signed printed receipt for the British Museum, "A. Panizzi", oblong 8vo. 1 page, January 2nd 1856, London, in part: "...Received for use by the British Museum, a copy of Colburn's New Monthly Magazine... printed at London by C. Whiting... and delivered here by Chapman & Hall, the publishers thereof..." Usual folds, otherwise in very good condition. Italian-born naturalized citizen of the United Kingdom who became the Principal Librarian of the British Museum.
Washington: 1820. A.D.S. Oblong 8vo. 1 page, Washington, June 5th, 1820, acknowledging a receipt of $5 for a subscription to the National Journal from J.R. Fendall. Tape repair on verso with two minor glue stains from scrapbook mounting, otherwise very good. American politician and newspaper editor who served as the twelfth Mayor of Washington, D.C., and later as Librarian of Congress.
Franklin Center: Franklin, 1975. Illustrated by John Tenniel in partial color. 161 pages, small 8vo, green silk moire endpapers, tan leather, decoratively stamped in gilt and with a rabbit stamped in green, all edges gilt. Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1975. A fine copy. A limited edition.
New York: 1889. A.L.S. 8vo., 3 pages, letterhead of the New York Sun, March 28th 1889, to poet George M. Mayer, in part: "...I have not the time necessary to read your two poems critically through, but I have read them enough to give you the advice which Horace lays down: Keep them for a few years, and then try again..." After rambling on for close to a page and a half Dana refocuses: "I should have said at the...
Excellent signed 3" x 5" blank index card: "Joe McCarthy", in black fountain pen, c. 1949. Paperclip stain from oxidation does not distract from the signature, but still priced accordingly. United States Senator from Wisconsin best remembered for alleging that numerous Communists and Soviet spies had infiltrated the Federal Government in the 1940's and 1950's.
East Aurora: 1911. Fine content T.L.S. "Elbert Hubbard", 4to. 1 page, Roycroft Press, East Aurora, NY, December 8th 1911, to noted attorney and lecturer Albert H, Walker, in part: "...I notice that you speak of Moses as being more or less mythical, and yet you use your old college chum Jesus Christ as if he were a party absolutely beyond dispute. I surely will have to have a nice long talk with you some fine day, and, anyway, you are...
A.L.S. "Anthony Burgess", on a 5" x 3" card, no place, no date, but most likely during 1992 when he was receiving chemotherapy for lung cancer, in full: "Many thanks for your kindness. Forgive my not being able to write at greater length, but I've been ill and am still a little weak. But your letter strengthens me." Boldly signed and in excellent condition. English writer and composer best remembered for his dystopian satire 'A Clockwork Orange'.
London: 1932. A very early A.L.S. "A.J. Cronin", 8vo. 1 page, 3 Eldon Road, Kensington, May 24th 1932, responding to an admirer of hist first and second published books and recommending his soon-to-be-published third, in full: "I wish to thank you for your letter of the 14th instant. I am very glad you enjoyed Hatter's Castle and Three Loves so much & hope you will like my next book which is called Grand Canary." This is an exceptional letter for...
Autograph note signed "H. Martineau", 8" x 2", mounted to a larger sheet 9.75" x 6.5", c. 1818, at a time when the sixteen year old future writer began losing her senses of taste and smell and was becoming increasingly deaf; preferring to stay indoors than socialize, in full: "I return with books with hearty thanks. It is not often one has such a treat. I have read them with infinite pleasure. No one has touched them but myself &...
Beograd / Sarajevo: Ljubljana Prosveta, 1983. A 2 volume set in a slipcase. Volume I: 8vo, numerous illustrations and decorations, all in color. An exact replica of the original manuscript. Tan blind-stamped leather. Volume 2: Soft cover 8vo, 44 pages, stiff illustrated wrappers. The first volume (hard cover) contains a full facsimile edition of the Sarajevo Haggadah, a 14th-century illuminated manuscript. All text in the first volume is in Hebrew. The second (soft cover) volume is a small booklet in...
Berkeley: University of California, 1995. xv + 252 pages, 8vo, black cloth, d.w.; minor damage from removed label on front free endpaper, library stamp on top edge. Berkeley: University of California Press, (1995). A very good copy in a very good dust wrapper.