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The Raven and Other Poems
New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. Octavo, measuring 7.25 x 5 inches: , 91, . Early twentieth-century full russet calf, boards single-ruled in gilt, raised bands, black morocco spine labels, spine single-ruled and lettered in gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Handwritten slip tipped onto second fly leaf noting “inner gilt.....
Charles F. Heartman Reviews Dr. Rosenbach’s Young American Parade (broadside)
No place: no publisher, . Color-printed pictorial broadside, measuring 17.5 x 12.5 inches. Two faint creases from folding, several small paper repairs and evidence of previous mount to verso, one short closed tear.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1936). Single volume, measuring 8.75 x 6.25 inches: , 342. Original blue cloth boards lettered in silver, original clipped typographic dust jacket. Twelve full-color plates after Audubon prints, black-and-white illustrations throughout text, biographer’s note and index at rear. Bookplate to front pastedown. Dust jacket.....
Numerous Names Nimbly Narrated
New York: Oxford University Press, (1930). Single volume, measuring 11 x 8.5 inches: . Original color pictorial paper boards, blue cloth spine. Single-sided leaves colored en pochoir, text block uncut. No dust jacket, light shelfwear and smudging to binding.
The Tragedie of Anthony and Cleopatra
(Hammersmith): (The Doves Press), 1912. Small quarto, measuring 9.25 x 6.5 inches: , 7-140, . Original full limp vellum, spine lettered in gilt. Colophon and list of corrections to the 1623 folio text at rear. Printed in Doves type in red and black ink. Housed in a custom clamshell box.....
King Lear and His Three Daughters (broadside ballad)
[London]: Howard & Evans, circa 1810. Roughly trimmed oblong broadside, measuring 9.5 x 14 inches, printed recto only on grey paper. Illustrated with a woodcut vignette. General light creasing, a few small marginal chips, faint foxing.
Mirror for Magistrates (three volumes); WITH: The Palace of Pleasure (three volumes)
London: Printed for Lackington, Allen, and Co. Finsbury Square; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster Row; Reprinted for Robert Triphook, St. James's Street, by Harding and Wright, St. John's Square, 1815, 1813. Six quarto volumes, measuring 9.5 x 7 inches. Contemporary full brown crushed morocco gilt, gilt-ruled blindtooled.....
Four-Way Blocks (American version)
Princeton: Creative Playthings, circa 1972. Six wooden puzzle pieces, screenprinted in four colors, each piece measuring 7.5 x 1.25 x 1.25 inches. “Creative Playthings" printed at base of giraffe image. Housed in original cardboard box with price label, box rubbed and worn.
Four-Way Blocks (Swiss version)
Zeiningen, Switzerland: Kurt Naef, circa 1965. Six wooden puzzle pieces, screenprinted in four colors, each piece measuring 8.25 x 1.25 x 1.25 inches. “Spiel Naef / Swiss Made” printed at top lefthand corner of cat image. Light shelfwear.
The Rivals, A Comedy
London: John Wilkie, 1775. Octavo, measuring 8 x 5 inches: x, , 100. Modern full red morocco by Rivière, raised bands, spine lettered in gilt, gilt-ruled doublures, all edges gilt. Bound with half-title. Penciled bookseller notes and bookplate of Montgomery Evans II to front pastedown. Typed description on card with.....
Honey & Wax tote bag
Enviro-Tote, 2022. Heavyweight natural cotton tote bag, measuring 15 x 13 inches, printed with the Honey & Wax logo.
A Book for Christmas Reading
Chicago: The Cuneo Press, 1947. Single volume, measuring 9.25 x 6.5 inches: , 206. Original full green morocco decoratively stamped in gilt, gilt dentelles, red moiré silk endpapers, top edge gilt. Printed in black and red, black-and-white illustrations throughout text, text block uncut and partially unopened. Spine panel toned and.....
Vanity Fair. A Novel Without a Hero
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. Octavo, measuring 8 x 5 inches: xvi, 624. Early twentieth-century polished calf, boards triple-ruled in gilt, raised bands, spine compartments ruled and decorated in gilt, red and green morocco spine labels, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece, illustrated title page, 38 full-page plates.....
The Little Red Hen
[New York]: The Little Red Hen Press, 1970. Side-stapled mimeographed volume, measuring 11 x 8.5 inches. Pictorial cover and five leaves, printed recto only. Lightest edgewear.
New York: Philomel Books, 2000. Slim quarto, measuring 10 x 8 inches: . Original color pictorial laminated boards, red endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Color illustrations throughout text. Signed by Gennady Spirin in gold ink on half-title.
Killing and Dying
[Montreal]: Drawn & Quarterly, 2015. Single volume, measuring 9.25 x 6.25 inches: 121, . Original color pictorial boards, original printed mylar dust jacket, color pictorial endpapers. Illustrated in color throughout text. Signed by Adrian Tomine on the half-title.
Uncut hand-marbled sheet from De Humani Corporis Fabrica
San Francisco: Norman Publishing, 1998. Single uncut sheet, measuring 23 x 17.5 inches, printed with text and anatomical images from De Humani Corporis Fabrica, hand-marbled in blue, yellow, and pink.
WISC (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children) Object Assembly Test: Mannequin
New York City: The Psychological Corporation, circa 1950s. Two-dimensional wooden puzzle. Housed in original green cardboard box measuring 4 x 6.5 inches, printed in silver with manufacturer’s information and a capital letter M.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, (1979). Single volume, measuring 10 x 7.5 inches: . Original red cloth, upper board stamped with gilt device. Illustrated with photographs throughout text. Numbered in ink and signed by author on colophon.
Less Than Nothing -- or The Life and Times of Sterling Finny
[New York]: [The New Yorker], . Single volume, measuring 9 x 5.75 inches: . Original green cloth spine, orange and black batik paper boards with green pastedown label to front board. Illustrated with ten black-and-white photographs staged and shot by White. Hinges reinforced, lightest edgewear to binding.
The Wound Dresser. A Series of Letters Written from the Hospitals of Washington During the War of the Rebellion
Boston: Small, Maynard, & Company, 1898. Octavo, measuring 7.75 x 5 inches: , viii, , 201, . Original red buckram, printed paper spine label, all edges untrimmed. Frontispiece portrait of Walt Whitman opposite title, portrait of Louisa Whitman and facsimile of a July 1863 letter inserted in text. Replacement spine.....
A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981. Slim quarto, measuring 10 x 8 inches: 45, . Original beige cloth spine stamped in gilt over blindstamped terracotta boards, original clipped color pictorial dust jacket with no Newbery Medal or Caldecott Honor Seal, ivory speckled endpapers. Color illustrations throughout text. Light.....
I Wanted to Write a Poem. The Autobiography of the Works of a Poet
Boston: Beacon Press, (1958). Single volume, measuring 9 x 6 inches: xii, 99, . Original tan cloth, spine lettered in white, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Text printed in red and black. Lightest edgewear, spotting to rear endpapers and rear panel of dust jacket, tape repair to verso of.....
Hogarth Launch Kit 2012
London and New York: Hogarth, 2012. Two color-printed cards, measuring 8.25 x 5.5 inches: title card hand-numbered 288 of 1500, and mission statement card. With: four paperbound advance reading copies, measuring 8.25 x 5.5 inches, in Hogarth Launch promotional wrappers.
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. Octavo, original black ribbed cloth stamped in gold. Title page printed in red and black. Signed by Anzia Yezierska on front free endpaper. No dust jacket. Intermittent foxing to text block, foxing to edges.
The Complaint: or, Night-Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality. To which is added, A Paraphrase on Part of the Book of Job
London: A. Millar and R. Dodsley, 1751. Twelvemo, measuring 6.5 x 3.75 inches: iv, 296. Modern design binding of espresso morocco with windowpane pattern stamped in dark brown to boards and spine, lettered in silver across both boards (“THE COMPLAINT OR” to lower board, place and date of publication to.....