London: Batsford, 1938. QUENNELL, Marjorie and C.H.B. Second. hardcover. Attractively illustrated in a variety of styles in both color and black and white. 8vo, charming decoratively stamped cloth, a worn and torn dust wrapper. London: Batsford, 1938. A near fine copy aside for previous owner's inscription on flyleaf in a good dust wrapper. A History of Everyday Things in England was done in four parts of which this is the third: The Rise of Industrialism, 1733-1851.
Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1960. hardcover. 155 pages. Slim 8vo, red cloth-backed pictorial boards, d.w. University of Chicago Press, (1960) Revised and enlarged edition. Dampstain at foot of spine, no effecting pages, otherwise a very good copy. Presentation copy, signed in full. "For----with gratitude for his generous attribution of 'greatness' to this work of the humble author....Yes, I am humble but this book is not too bad, after all!"
hardcover. Illustrated with tipped in black and white plates. 239 pages, 8vo, burgundy flexible leather (spine cosmetically worn and dry, binding firm). London, (1948). Privately printed, no date. A very good copy. To mark the first hundred years in the life of a famous newspaper. "The Daily News" was founded by Charles Dickens in 1846. Limited edition. Number 50 of 100 copies. A privately-issued edition of a book to be published by Hamish Hamilton Ltd.
1932. 1 page, 4to (15 lines), signed in full, on Savile Club letterhead. November 19/32. Blackwood regrets he cannot attend an "Uncanny Stories Dinner", and thanks the writer for praising his own tales."...I always feel that a god 1uncanny' story, or ghost story, should have a genuine other-worldly meaning, however deeply hidden in it - though not, of course, and explanation, which is quite another matter. And to `get it across' the writer must have felt uncanny himself, not merely...
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999. Knight, Hilary. hardcover. Illustrated by Hilary Knight. Thin 4to, pictorial boards, d.w. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1999. Revised Jacket edition. Fine. Inscribed by Knight on the pictorial front free endpaper: "for Bobby Short with fond regards and great admiration! from Hilary Knight April 27, 2000."
1965. Answering a query "which shook me up", at great length, and commenting on health, life and writing. 2 full pages on his Hyattsvile Md. stationery. "....Out of all the nuts, goofs and weirdos who people my stories not one...even so much as sneezed or got sick in any way so I am not going to be able to quote that passage appropriate to you... `The Doctors Buggy' is a standard pitfall to be avoided. Indeed Red Lewis was criticized...
Birmingham: Legal Classics Library, 1987. hardcover. Embracing Copywright in Works of Literature and Art, and Playwright in Dramatic and Musical Compositions. 774pp. 8vo, full green leather. (Birmingham): Privately printed by the Legal Classics Library, (1987). Fine. Facsimile of the Boston, 1879 edition.
London. Carbon copy typescript, with underlings in red, printed on rectos only. 121pp., each Act paginated separately. 4to, plain brown paper wrappers with typed cover label, string bound. London, no date. Christie's first piece for the stage, written in 1932. The title page bears a typed notation from her agent: "All communications to: L.E. Berman, 38 Shaftesbury Avenue W.1" The covers are dust soiled & worn, but the interior pages are fine.
1965. Copy of his 4 stanza poem, written in red ink on Warren's personal Fairfield Connecticut stationery. 1 full page, signed in full. After his signature Warren has added "who writes this out for Marshall Bean in friendship May 22, 1965." The poem was not published until the next year in the New York Review of Books, and again in his collection, `Or Else: Poems 1968 -1971'.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1857. R. Seymour and "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Browne). hardcover. 43 black and white illustrations by R. Seymour and "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Browne). 609 pages, thick 8vo, 3/4s deep green morocco over marbled boards, gilt stamped spine, raised bands, marbled edges & end-papers. An early edition. A very good copy.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. 1901. hardcover. With Unpublished Letters and a Memoir of Mrs. Grant. Illus. 2 Vols. 8vo, 3/4 vellum, page margins uncut, vellum and boards lightly soiled, scattered foxing to margins of both volumes, pages slightly wavy throughout in both volumes, dampstain to bottom margins of a few pages in volume one. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1901. One of 350 numbered copies. Memoirs of a Scottish woman's childhood in Albany, New York prior to the American Revolution. Howes G-303.