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The Companion to the Play-House: or, an Historical Account of All the Dramatic Writers (and their Works) that Have Appeared in Great Britain and Ireland, from the Commencement of our Theatrical Exhibitions, Down to the Present Year 1764. Composed in the Form of a Dictionary, For the More Readily Turning to Any Particular Author, or Performance.
London: Printed for T. Becket and P.A. Dehondt, 1764. Two twelvemo volumes, measuring 7 x 4 inches: xlii, ; . Contemporary polished calf, boards double-ruled in gilt, raised bands, red and green morocco spine labels, spine compartments decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges stained red, green silk ribbon markers. Text.....
American Critical Essays: Twentieth Century
London: Oxford University Press, 1959. Pocket volume, measuring 6 x 3.5 inches: xvi, 364, . Original blue blindstamped boards, spine lettered in black, original unclipped dust jacket printed in red and black. Signed by Robert Penn Warren on the title page. Printed Oxford UP slip laid in: “With the Publisher’s.....
The Long-Winded Lady. Notes from The New Yorker
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1969. Single volume, measuring 8.25 x 5.5 inches: 237, . Original monogrammed gold paper boards, black spine lettered in gilt, gold endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket designed by Lydia Rosier. Jacket design repeated as frontispiece. Two abrasions to jacket spine panel, small.....
Women of the London Underworld
London: The Readers Library Publishing Company, . Single volume, measuring 7 x 4.25 inches: 254. Original wrappers printed in orange, white, and black; original matching dust jacket. Text block evenly browned, edgewear to jacket with partial splits at folds.
A Narrative of Voyages and Travels, in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres: Comprising Three Voyages Round the World; Together with a Voyage of Survey and Discovery in the Pacific Ocean and Oriental Islands
Boston: E.G. House, for the Author, 1817. Octavo, measuring 8.5 x 5 inches: 598, . Contemporary calf, spine ruled in gilt, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Engraved frontispiece; engraved portrait of Abba Thulle, “King of the Pelew Islands;” folding map of Pitcairn Island. List of plates and errata.....
Mikes Missing. A Search by Jim Duignan
[Chicago]: self-published, November 1992. Oblong spiral-bound volume, measuring 5.5 x 8.5 inches: . Original pale grey pictorial wrappers. Text illustrated with desktop-printed black and white photographs. Housed in original manila envelope with adhesive title label.
American Victorian Costume in Early Photographs; with: author's research archive of original Victorian fashion photographs
New York: Dover Publications, 1991. Single volume, measuring 12 x 9 inches: , 108. Original photo-pictorial wrappers, illustrated with photographs throughout text. Light shelfwear. Accompanied by archive of 285 original portrait photographs from the 1860s through the 1890s, 111 of which are reproduced in Dalrymple’s book: 2 tintypes and 109.....
Decorative Art in Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin: Screen Art Company, 1948. Fifteen loose color serigraph plates on heavy stock, accompanied by a four-page illustrated introduction, measuring 13.75 x 10.75. All housed in original color pictorial portfolio with blue cloth spine. Small smudge to title leaf, corners of portfolio lightly bumped.
Sketch...Book. Le Non-Obéissant: The Disobedient: Der Ungehorsame
Basel: Basilius Presse, 1968. Single volume, measuring 8 x 9 inches: [88, double leaves]. Original glossy color pictorial boards, text block printed in black and orange. Inscribed by Warja Lavater in the year of publication. Slight bowing to boards.
Rossetti: A Critical Essay on his Art
London: Duckworth & Co., . Single volume, measuring 6 x 3.75 inches: xv, , 192, . Original olive green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and blind, top edge gilt, title page printed in red and black. Monochrome reproductions of Rossetti’s paintings throughout text; publisher’s advertisements at rear. Ink inscription.....
“Movies, the Desperate Art” in The Berkley Book of Modern Writing, Number 3
New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation, (1956). Pocket paperback, measuring 6.5 x 4.25: , 216, . Original color-printed wrappers, priced at 50 cents. Lightest shelfwear, text block toned and brittle.
Time Bites: Views and Reviews
London and New York: Fourth Estate, (2004). Single volume, measuring 9 x 6 inches: viii, 376. 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.”.
Modern Nymphs: Being A Series of Fourteen Fashion Plates
London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1930. Tall slim folio, measuring 12.25 x 7.25 inches: 74. Original brown cloth spine lettered in gilt, patterned paper boards, text block uncut. Fourteen full-page plates hand-colored in pochoir. Book label of Cambridge bibliophiles Pamela and Raymond Lister to front pastedown. Light browning to.....
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.....
The Mary Calendar
Ditchling: Printed by Hand at the St Dominic's Press, 1930. Small quarto, measuring 7 x 4.75 inches: , 49, . Original tan pictorial paper boards printed in green and black, black morocco spine lettered in gilt. Hand-printed on hand-made paper, edges uncut, illustrated with eighteen wood engravings throughout text. Index.....
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.
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.....
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.....