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D'ri and I, Bacheller, Irving
1 Bacheller, Irving D'ri and I
Boston Lothrop Publishing Company 1901 First Printing Cloth Very Good No Jacket F. C. Yohn 
First Printing 1901. A near fine copy in red cloth and gilt lettering on decorations to front board and spine. This copy came from the personal collection of a famous collector--M. B. Goldstone--whose brother was also connected with Steinbeck (his biographer/bibliographer). One of Goldstone's books recently sold at auction for $180,000 (The Great Gatsby). This copy is signed in pencil by Goldstone on the front free endpaper with his annotation for a first edition. Red cloth with gilt top edge and uncut fore edge. A tight and square copy that is lightly tattered at the heel of the spine and has light edgewear. From a recent auction of late 19th and early 20th fiction. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Cruikshank's Illustrations of Smollett, Fielding & Goldsmith, Cruikshank, George
2 Cruikshank, George Cruikshank's Illustrations of Smollett, Fielding & Goldsmith
London Charles Tilt 1832 First Edition Hardcover-Leather Very Good No Jacket Cruikshank 
Patterned Burgundy cloth boards with darker burgundy leather strip on spine with gold lettering and decorations. Gold gilt page edges all around. 12mo. Illustrations of Smollett, Fielding, and Goldsmith--in a series of 41 plates designed and engraved by George Cruikshank-famed illustrator of Dickens. Each plate is accompanied by descriptive extracts--fully explaining the subject. Cruikshank, even at the time of this publication, had his many loyal fans and collectors--of which many did not want to purchase Roscoe's complete Library of 10 volumes in order to obtain the engravings--so this book containing all of the engravings solved the problem. 82 pp with 6 pp of ads at rear. Slight edgewear to the spine and tips--although lettering is still quite bright. Tight and clean interior. Previous owner clean bookplate (small) on the front pastedown. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard (Signed by Illustrator), Gray, Thomas
3 Gray, Thomas Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard (Signed by Illustrator)
London Limited Editions Club 1938 First LEC Hardcover Fine Slipcased Agnes Miller Parker 
An exquisite copy of the 1938 Limited Editions Club copy of this very famous Elegy--this is copy 1165 of only 1,500 copies produced. This edition is designed by Robert Ashwin Maynard and printed at The Raven Press at Alperton Middlesex. This copy is signed by the illustrator Agnes Miller Parker--and the illustrations were taken from drawings first done at the same Churchyard where Thomas Gray sat and mused over the Elegy in the 18th Century. This copy is in fine condition with the original plastic like covering protected the cover and enclosed in a slipcase. The slipcase is in near fine condition without any edgewear but with a little light discoloration to one panel--or would also be fine. Hard to find this title in an LEC publication on the internet. Of course, beautifully produced in the usual quality of the Limited Editions Club with handmade paper. A very collectible copy. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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Phaeton Rogers: A Novel of Boy Life, Johnson, Rossiter
4 Johnson, Rossiter Phaeton Rogers: A Novel of Boy Life
New York Scribner's 1881 First Printing Decorative Cloth Very Good No Jacket Howard Pyle 
From the recently auctioned collection of Adrian Homer Goldstone (Steinbeck's bibliographer) and M. B. Goldstone--with the auction tag laid in. Goldstone's penciled signature and comments on the front free endpaper. Red cloth richly decorated in black and gilt to the front board and spine. Overall moderate uniform age toning. A couple of small stains to the rear board and some dustiness to the page edges. Interior is clean and the spine and hinges are tight. The author's first book and collectable thus. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Audrey, Johnston, Mary
5 Johnston, Mary Audrey
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1902 First Edition Cloth Fine No Jacket 8vo Yohn, F. C. 
First Printing. From the recently auctioned collection of the Goldstone brothers--this one from M.B. Goldstone--with his custom gold bookplate lightly attached to the front pastedown and his small penciled signature to the top corner of the ffep. A handsome fine copy in red cloth boards with paper label to the spine. This copy is signed by Johnston on the free endpaper after the title and copyright page. An early work and quite successful--although not even close to the success of "To Have and To Hold" which was published in 1900. "Audrey" combined romance and history and was made into a silent film in 1916. Johnston was a lawyer and related to a prominent Confederate general in the Civil War. Her books are rare to find signed and in fine condition. Uncut paper edges 418 pp. This is a tight and square copy--clean interior with strong hinges and only a little dustiness on the paper edges--otherwise a fine collectable copy. Johnston was among the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Prisoners of Hope, Johnston, Mary
6 Johnston, Mary Prisoners of Hope
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1898 First Decorative Cloth Fine No Jacket 
From the recently auctioned collection of M. B. and Adrian Goldstone. A fine copy in blue cloth with darker blue lettering to front board decorations and spine. Signed by Johnston on the title page--signature only. No fading and no discoloration whatsoever. Tight binding, no interior markings except front free endpaper that has previous owner's last name in ink. The front free endpaper also shows some signs of discoloration due to a newspaper clipping. Remarkable condition for a book this old. Johnston went on to author "To Have And To Hold" which was the top selling book of 1900. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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The Witch (Signed First Printing), Johnston, Mary
7 Johnston, Mary The Witch (Signed First Printing)
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1914 First Printing Cloth Very Good No Jacket N.C. Wyeth 
First Printing--Published "October 1914". From the recently auctioned collection of well known collector M. B. Goldstone. Brown cloth with gilt lettering. 442 pp. with illustrations by famed illustrator N. C. Wyeth. This copy is signed by Mary Johnson on the front endpaper. Near Fine condition without DJ-- Fading to the spine lettering or would be fine. A tight sturdy and unmarked copy. In the early 1900's--Johnston was one of the most popular authors of fiction. A very collectable copy. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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Le Morte D'Arthur (1st Limited Printing 1894), Malory, Thomas Sir
8 Malory, Thomas Sir Le Morte D'Arthur (1st Limited Printing 1894)
London J. M. Dent 1894 First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Aubrey Beardsley 
This is the very scarce first J. M. Dent printing of 1893-1894--one of only 300 copies printed on Dutch handmade paper with Full Vellum boards and 1500 ordinary copies. This set is one of the 1500 "ordinary copies". Beige-light tone cloth boards with elaborate gilt lettering and designs to front boards and spines--full gilt top edge with ribboned place marker and tissue guards covering frontispiece. Dated on bottom of the spine (MDCCCXCIII) Aldine House--with Dent logo in gilt to the rear boards. Uncut handmade paper with over 300 Beardsley illustrations. Preface by John Rhys dated November 7, 1893--following original Caxton text--455 pp. Vol I--and numbered to page 990 in Vol II. Light toning and wear to the cloth boards--light soiling to the extremities and page edges--Vol I has a small tear to the cloth at the upper head of the spine and Vol II has some cloth thread erosion (fraying) at the spine- (although not much)-shallow bumping and cloth erosion at the top corner tips of both Vol's. Very small owner bookplate at the pastedown of Vol I. A very rare collectible set--even difficult to find in the second edition after 1900. This is the 1st edition. (9.75" x 8.25") Additional digital photos available. 
Price: 1995.00 USD
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Under The Crust (1st Printing), Page, Thomas Nelson
9 Page, Thomas Nelson Under The Crust (1st Printing)
New York Scribner's 1907 First Printing Decorative Cloth Fine No Jacket Wyeth, N. C. & Schoonover, F. E. 
From the recently auctioned collection of M.B. Goldstone, with the auction tag laid in. A superb and very fine copy in green cloth with gilt, white and blue decorations elaborately used on the front board and spine. Gilt top page edge--like new, uncut paper fore edge and bottom edge--307 handmade paper pages. 7 illustrations and frontispiece beautifully done by noted illustrators and artists--Schoonover, N. C. Wyeth and J. Marchand--very early in their careers--where they went from magazines and books to portraits. Thomas Nelson Page in the 1910's was among the most popular authors in America. This copy has the famous gold bookplate of Goldstone along with his penciled signature to the front free endpaper. Western fiction at it's heyday. A great collectable copy. 
Price: 160.00 USD
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The Associate Hermits, Stockton, Frank
10 Stockton, Frank The Associate Hermits
New York Harper & Brothers 1900 First Printing Decorative Cloth Fine NO Jacket A. B. Frost 
From the recently auctioned collection of noted collector M. B. Goldstone. A fine copy in green cloth with gilt lettering and decorations. A tight and clean copy with only mild age toning to the extremities and a little dustiness to the page edges. A beautiful example of bookart of the early 20th Century. Stockton was, in his time, a major bestselling author. A very collectable copy. Will be shipped Priority mail at media mail pricing. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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A Storyteller's Pack (First Printing), Stockton, Frank R.
11 Stockton, Frank R. A Storyteller's Pack (First Printing)
New York Scribner's 1897 First Printing Decorative Cloth Near Fine No Jacket Peter Newell 
From the recent auction of famed collector M. B. Goldstone, with the auction tag tipped in. A handsome near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt and sea green lettering and decorations to the front board and spine. Top edge gilt with uncut fore edge pages. From the golden age of book cover designs. Frontispiece by Peter Newell, with 15 other illustrations by many other illustrators--all protected by the original tissue guards. At the turn of the century, Stockton was one of the most published and successful authors of western fiction, This copy has a spectacular front board with a spine and back cover that is a bit toned with a century of aging. Otherwise a superb copy, with clean and unmarked interior. A very collectable copy. A group of 11 stories including "The Magic Egg". 
Price: 195.00 USD
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