Paris: Bibliothèque-Charpentier, 1901. Full modern red buckram lettered in gilt, yellow publisher’s rear wrapper bound in. Ink signature of James Joyce (dated 1901) to half-title. Bookplate of Alexander Neubauer to front pastedown. Front wrapper missing; half-title torn with loss, with early tape repairs to verso; text block embrowned.
New York: Charles S. Clark Company, circa 1926. Boxed set of twelve unused bridge tally cards, measuring 2.25 x 5 inches folded. Cards printed with twelve color pictorial designs, six for male players and six for female players, with color-coded silk tassels (white for men, yellow and orange for women)...
Zurich: circa 1930s. Six circular color-lithographed pictorial game boards, measuring 18.25 inches in diameter, printed rectos only, with original revolving base constructed of painted wood, felt and tin, measuring 20.5 inches square. Cardboard lid of original inventor’s box, with ink annotations, included. Light edgewear to several boards, with the occasional...
[Bogotá]: Grupo Editorial Norma, (1997). Octavo, publisher’s full tan calf, raised bands, spine lettered in gilt, spine stamped with gilt fleur-de-lis to indicate a signed and numbered copy, marbled endpapers, tan silk ribbon marker. Bookbinder ticket (“Taller la Entenalla”) to front pastedown, “XLVII” hand-numbered in ink on the limitation page...
London: Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1788-1790. Twelve octavo volumes, full contemporary polished calf, raised bands, spine compartments ruled in gilt, red and green morocco spine labels, all edges stained yellow. Frontispiece portrait of Gibbon after Joshua Reynolds and map of the Eastern empire in...
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., (1931). Single volume, measuring 8.75 x 7 inches: , 312. Original green cloth spine over grey paper boards, printed paper spine label, foreedge and lower edge of text block uncut. Half-title, with limitation signed by Grahame and Shepard on verso. Black and white illustrations throughout...
London: Hodder and Stoughton, . Single volume, measuring 11.75 x 9.5 inches: , 276. Publisher’s full white pictorial cloth, front board stamped in gilt and blue with design by Nielsen, spine decorated in gilt and blue, top edge gilt, patterned red and gilt endpapers designed by Nielsen. Limitation page signed...
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1880. Small quarto, measuring 7.5 x 6 inches. Original green pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and black, grey floral endpapers. Decorative headpieces throughout text, seventeen black and white illustrations. Presentation inscription to flyleaf. Corners and spine ends lightly bumped, occasional smudge to text.
New York: Woman's World Magazine, July 1935. Staple-bound folio magazine, 26 pages. Original color pictorial wrappers, black-and-white illustrations throughout text. Highsmith's story on pages 16 and 25. Mailing address printed to top lefthand corner of upper wrapper, lightest edgewear.
London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1938. Octavo, first state binding of blue cloth with black lettering, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket designed by Robert Medley. Light wear to spine of jacket, tiny chips to jacket corners, bookplate to front free endpaper. Pencilled index to...
Syracuse University: Spring 1940. Quarto, side-stapled dark blue pictorial wraps, beige cloth tape-bound spine. Sixty mimeographed leaves, printed on rectos only, black and white illustrations throughout text. Center crease to front cover and first few pages, shallow chipping and creasing to back cover, text block toned.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. Octavo, original green cloth stamped in blind and gilt, top edge stained red, original unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed by Randall Jarrell to Cleanth Brooks on the front free endpaper. Small dampstain to bottom corner of front board, light rubbing to jacket, spine slightly faded.
Washington, DC: 1896 (image), circa 1970 (print). Enlarged framed reproduction of Johnston’s 1896 photographic self-portrait, measuring 34 x 27 inches including frame. Printed on textured stock, mounted to backing at an early date, even inch of sun-fading to lefthand margin of image. Recent archival framing with non-glare museum glass.
Boston: S.G. Goodrich and Co., 1829. Three twelvemo volumes, early twentieth-century brown pigskin over textured tan cloth boards, raised bands, spines tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers, text blocks uncut and partially unopened. Catalogue of American Poetry at rear of volume III. Bookplate of collector Perry Beaver Strassburger (1888-1954) to front...
London: Hodder & Stoughton, . Large quarto, measuring 12 x 9.5 inches: . Original brown pigskin, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, upper board double-ruled in gilt with central device of rosebush rooted in book, helmet, sword, and musket, with English crown supported in branches. Top edge gilt, other edges...
London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1930. Tall slim folio, original brown cloth gilt over patterned paper boards, text block uncut. Fourteen full-page plates hand-colored in pochoir. Printed by the Westminster Press on Batchelors Kelmscott Paper for The Haslewood Books. Without original glassine. Light browning to paper boards, small abrasion...
London: William Heinemann, . Quarto, measuring 11.5 x 9 inches: xviii, 76, . Original vellum spine lettered in gilt, pictorial gilt-stamped parchment boards, pale blue and white pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, all other edges uncut, text block partially unopened. Half-title, with limitation signed by Rackham on verso; pictorial title...
Garden City: Doubleday Doran & Company, (1931). Quarto, measuring 10.5 x 8.5 inches, original color pictorial paper boards, red cloth spine, color pictorial endpapers, unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Color illustrations on every page. Bookseller ticket to rear pastedown, dust jacket chipped at corners and spine ends, with small abrasion to front panel.