New York: Widdleton, 1867. Pages 679-913. Tall slim 8vo, 3/4 morocco (rubbed), marbled boards. New York: Widdleton, 1867. Very good. Inscribed by Ezra Abbott 1871.
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New York: Barnes & Noble, 1992. Illus. 8vo, 1/2 black cloth, d.w. with small tear, boards lightly soiled. New York: Barnes & Noble Books, (1992).
Washington: 1814. Outstanding and historically important autographed letter signed -- an immediate and first-hand account of the death of Vice President Elbridge Gerry on the morning of Nov. 23, 1814 while serving in office. 3 pages each measuring 10.25 x 8.25 inches, Washington D.C. Written to Col. James T. Austin, Gerry's favorite son in law, in part: "...It becomes my painful duty to inform you of the death of your late most excellent father in law, my much esteemed friend...
524pp. 8vo, cloth, d.w.; (d.w. lightly soiled). N.Y.: Oxford UP, 1997.
Berlin: Frankfurter, 1927. 112 plates, 6 other illustrations. xlii, 75pp. of text. Large 8vo, black cloth, decoratively gilt spine. Berlin: Frankfurter, 1927. A very good(+). A history of death masks, from the 15th to the 20th century, with 123 photographs and biographies of the subjects.
New York: Bermingham & Co., 1881. With 3 in-text illustrations of crematories. 89 pages +2 pages of ads. Slim 8vo, original blue pebbled cloth with black & gilt-stamped decorative covers; patterned endpapers. New York: Bermingham & Co., 1881. First edition. A fine copy of this uncommon book.
New York: 1949. 1 page, 8 x 6 inches, New York, April 14, 1949. Written by the theatrical costume designer, thanking the recipient for his condolences on the death of her husband, in part: "...It is an incredible and almost unbearable sorrow, but somewhere strength will come to us to bear it. He had a remarkably happy and harmonious life." Accompanied by the original postmarked envelope. Near fine.
Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, 1965. 8vo, 1/2 black cloth, d.w. dampstained. Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, (1965).
1950. 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, no place, no date, circa 1950. This touching poem titled "A Sister Writes" deals with the memories of a brother who died in a war, in part: "...But all that made him real cannot be stilled, Confined beneath palm-trees and alien waves. No, in the farm-yard dawn he can be seen: A blithe, thin hero striding through old chores, The whistle fainter now, yet softly keen, Retrieved beyond all sufferings and wars." Slight...
8vo, cloth, dust wrapper (worn). Washington, (1959). A very good(-) copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. (red penciling in text).
London: Oxford University Press, 1925. Illustrated in black and white. tall slim 8vo, rebound in tan cloth with gilt stamped leather spine label, original wrappers bound in. London: Oxford University Press, 1925. A near fine copy. Unobtrusive previous owner's name on title page.
New York: New York University Press, 2000. Illus. 4to, pr. wrs. New York: New York University Press, (2000). Near Fine.
New York: Putnam, 1892. xi + 173pp., 12mo, cloth; bookplates inside front cover and front free end-paper, covers rubbed, corners bumped and spine ends worn. New York: G. P. Putnams' Sons, 1892. Internally fine, a very good (+) copy.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973. 122 black and white illustrations. 4to, burgundy cloth, d.w. Berkeley: University of California Press, (1973). First Edition. Fine.
Buffalo: Prometheus Books, 1991. Illus. 8vo, black boards, d.w. with a large tear that has been expertly repaired, page 190 underlined in yellow marker. Buffalo: Prometheus Books, (1991). Very good.
Glasgow: Robert Urie, 1751. 104 pages, slim 24mo, rebound in 3/4 brown morocco, heavily gilt spine, marbled boards; front hinge mended. Glasgow: Robet Urie, 1751. Very good.
New York: Arco Publishing, 1968. 8vo, black cloth, d.w. rubbed on edges and lightly soiled, otherwise very good. New York: Arco Publishing, (1968). Wills of famous people including JFK, Hitler, Robert E. Lee, Shakespeare, John D. Rockefeller, FDR, Albert Einstein, and Hemingway.
New York: Knopf, 2008. Illustrated. xviii + 346 pages, red cloth-backed boards, d.w. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. First edition. A near fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper.
1937. Authentically signed acknowledgement of bereavement card, 4.25" x3", engraved with the printed message: "Your kind expressions of sympathy are gratefully acknowledged and deeply appreciated", boldly signed "Alexis Jean Fournier- To my dear Gail & Larrino." *Verso of this card is dated Feb. 3, 1937, just weeks after the death of Fournier's second wife. Excellent condition. American artist best remembered for his naturalistic paintings of Minneapolis and St. Paul landmarks. In 1903 he moved to East Aurora, New York and...
1979. Profusely illus. 4to, pict. brds. (U.S.A., 1979).
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000. Illustrated (color) 358 pages. 12mo., blue cloth, dust wrapper. New Haven: Yale University Press, (2000). Near fine.
London: Elliot Stock, 1924. with 67 black and white illustrations from original photographs by the author. 112 pages, slim 4to, gilt stamped forest green cloth (only light wear. Previous owner's plate and description on front attached endpaper, offsetting onto free endpapers). A very good(+) copy. Revised and enlarged edition.
London: Joseph Cundall, 1854. Illustrated with vignette engravings by various artists. Unpaginated, small slim 8vo, decoratively stamped brown leather (slight wear and rubbing at joints and extremities), all edges gilt. London: Joseph Cundall, 1854. A near fine copy in a beautiful Kelliegram binding. Previous owner's armorial bookplate on front attached endpaper. Claimed as "probably still today the best-known and best-loved poem in English."
New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2013. Illus. 8vo, black boards, d.w. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2013). Near Fine Biography of Frantz Schmidt of Nuremberg, Germany, an executioner.
Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1834. Fore-Edge painting of city view. 12mo, 325 pages, full burgundy morocco, gilt decorated spine and covers, all edges gilt. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1934. Very good (+). Front endpaper, title page, and dedication page a bit ragged. Previous bookseller's plates on front and back endpapers.