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Yantai, China: Self-Help Department, Women's Bible School, Presbyterian Mission, circa 1930. Oblong folio, measuring 14 x 10.5 inches. Contemporary flexible boards covered in gold silk brocade with red stitching. Letterpress description of “the cut-outs of Temple Hill” mounted to front pastedown. 42 pages, 24 of which are decorated with tissue-guarded...
New York: The Noonday Press, 1966. Octavo, original printed wraps designed by Ronald Clyne. Ink inscription by Jane Bowles to poet Sam Hazo on front free endpaper. Lightest edgewear, small crease to spine.
Boston: L.C. Page & Company, 1905. Single volume, measuring 7.5 x 5 inches: , xiv, 319, . Original full pictorial ribbed grey cloth, front board and spine stamped in red, black, peach, and gilt, top edge gilt, foreedge uncut. Frontispiece portrait of “a typical college girl of America,” illustrated with...
Vienna: circa 1950. Original pen and watercolor design on single sheet of buff paper, measuring 16.5 x 12.5 inches. Adhesive residue from previous matting around unfinished edges.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1908. Twenty-five octavo volumes, contemporary full blue morocco gilt, boards triple-ruled in gilt, raised bands, spines lettered in gilt, pale blue endpapers, blue silk ribbon markers, top edges gilt, other edges uncut and partially unopened. Title pages printed in red and black. Illustrated with photogravures throughout text...
Wethersfield [Connecticut]: no publisher, 1832. Octavo, measuring 8 x 5 inches: 95, . Contemporary three-quarter sheep, marbled boards, spine lettered and double-ruled in gilt, all edges speckled blue. Wear to spine, first blank excised, with part of the clean cut affecting gutter of title page, dampstain in gutter of title...
Chicago: Carrington Co., circa 1920s. Die cut pictorial valentine, measuring 5.5 x 4 inches, printed in color and gilt. Faint ink signature ("Marshall") to bottom right corner.
New York: James Pott & Company, 1903. Single volume, measuring 7 x 4.5 inches: xvi, 300, . Original dark blue ribbed cloth stamped in gilt, photograph mounted to upper board, top edge gilt. Title page printed in red and black, one page of publisher's advertisements at rear, text block partially...
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.
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.
London: Euphorion Books, 1950. Octavo, original brick cloth, spine lettered in gilt, pictorial endpapers, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket designed by Philippe Jullian. Six full-page court portraits throughout text. Lightest shelfwear to jacket, light offsetting to endpapers.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. Square quarto, original red textured cloth stamped in black and blind, red endpapers, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Signed by Barbara Lehman on the title page.
London and New York: Fourth Estate, (2004). Octavo, original pale grey paper boards lettered in gilt, pale blue endpapers, original unclipped photographic dust jacket. Signed and dated on the title page: “Doris Lessing / 19th October 04"
England: circa 1957. Single volume, measuring 14.75 x 10.25 inches: . Original full tan morocco, front board stamped with dozens of tiny gilt stars, spine stamped with stars and lettered in gilt, heavy purple endpapers hand-stamped with border of yellow squares. Unfinished manuscript title page stamped with border of yellow...
United States: circa 1930. Single volume, measuring 9.5 x 7.5 inches: . Original full black leather, flexible blind-ruled boards, all edges stained red. Typed notes mounted on 28 pages, hand-painted designs mounted on 21 pages with tissue guards. Table of contents after title page. Light edgewear to binding, chip to...
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1861. Single volume, measuring 7.75 x 4.75 inches: (3), 4-140, (4). Original full brown textured cloth, boards blind-ruled and lettered in gilt, pale yellow coated endpapers. Four pages of publisher’s advertisements at rear. Bookplate of Susan Hayhurst to front pastedown, early ownership stamp of...
(New York): Delacorte Press, (1974). Octavo, measuring 8 x 5.5 inches: , 196. Original red cloth lettered in gilt, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket and pictorial title page designed by Robert Giusti. Inscribed by Tillie Olsen on half-title.
[Shanghai]: Jung cun shu ju; Hong wen shu ju, 1907. Single volume, measuring 7.25 x 5 inches: , 75, . Original printed wrappers, stitched as issued, ornamental border stamped in purple on upper wrapper. Half-title printed on green paper. Portrait of Qiu Jin in Japanese dress, wielding a sword, following...
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929. Small octavo, 64 pp. Original textured gilt paper boards, black cloth spine with pastedown label, top edge stained black, original unclipped salmon-pink dust jacket printed in black, text block uncut and partially unopened. Frontispiece portrait by Pavel Tchelitchew, three pages of endnotes...
New York: Vanguard Press, 1949. Octavo, original black cloth boards stamped in gilt and pink, bright unclipped original dustjacket with two barely perceptible scratches to front panel.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1980. Octavo, publisher's beige cloth lettered in black, dark brown endpapers, supplied clipped typographic dust jacket. Inscribed in ink on the title page: “For Henry Nash Smith, / admiringly, / from Helen Vendler.” Pencil notation to verso of final blank, author photograph from original dust jacket...
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.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1986). Octavo, original black cloth spine lettered in silver, pink paper boards with blind-stamped flower design to front board, original unclipped photographic dust jacket featuring a portrait of Mishima by Eikoh Hosoe.