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TOM, JERRY, AND LOGIC; Or, LIFE IN LONDON: A Musical Extravaganza, in Three Acts, Founded on Pierce Egan's Popular Work. George Cruikshank, Pierce Egan. TOM, JERRY, AND LOGIC; Or, LIFE IN LONDON: A Musical Extravaganza, in Three Acts, Founded on Pierce Egan's Popular Work.
Edinburgh: W. Sutherland. 1823. First edition. Twelve hand-colored plates by George and Robert Isaac Cruikshank. No attribution but someone has written above three dancing partners "George Cruikshank, Robert Cruikshank, P. Egan." Only record we could find of title was, " With coloured frontispiece of Mr. H. Johnston as Jerry. Second Edition." in a Magg's catalog from 1935 (Rare Book Hub). And for some reason the listing didn't mention the place of publication, but assume as Magg's it was London or would have been mentioned. This copy was owned by Albert M. Cohn with his bookplate. He wrote the Cruikshank Catalog Raissone published in 1926 and he has written on the front pastedown, "Of the greatest rarity have seen no other copy." Bound with flat leather spine and brown paper boards. Inner hinge paper cracked but still tight. Scattered foxing but not bad and the plates are relatively clean. RARE CRUIKSHANK & EGAN PRODUCTION.

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REPORTS OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS, TO ASCERTAIN THE MOST PRACTICABLE AND ECONOMICAL ROUTE FOR A RAILROAD FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN: Volume II. Jefferson Davis, John G. Parke E. G. Beckwith. REPORTS OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS, TO ASCERTAIN THE MOST PRACTICABLE AND ECONOMICAL ROUTE FOR A RAILROAD FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN: Volume II.
Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer, 1855. First edition, House of Representatives issue. Single volume from a multi-volume set. VOLUME II ONLY. Includes the reports of Lieutenants E. G. Beckwith and John G. Parke; Lieutenant Colonel W. H. Emory; Brevit Captain John Pope, et al. Illustrated with 13 lithographs, all but one colored, most by John M. Stanley; numerous full-page botanical prints and several full-page geological ones; 2 folding geological maps of the "Red River to Rio Grande"; plus charts, graphs and insets. Quarto, marbled paper boards, rebacked in gray linen with red cloth label stamped in gilt, "Railway Survey | Volume II"; fresh endpapers added, Some spotting, few small stains, altogether very good in custom red cloth slipcase.

[Book #54944]       Price: $450.00
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THE LION AND THE UNICORN. Richard Harding Davis. THE LION AND THE UNICORN.
H. C. Christy. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. First edition. Six full-page illustrations, including the frontispiece, by Howard Chandler Christy tipped in. Small 8vo green cloth boards stamped in gilt, red, and dark green on front and spine. About very good with old damp stain along upper and outside edge of rear board, rumple to head of spine but boards crisp and stamping bright.

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FOLK-TALES OF BENGAL. Lal Behari Day, Warwick Goble. FOLK-TALES OF BENGAL.
Goble, Warwick. London: Macmillan and Co, 1912. First of this edition with the Goble illustrations. Traditional folk-tales, collected and translated by Day; originally published in 1883. Wonderful illustrations by Goble with 32 colour plates with captions on facing pages. Beautifully bound by Baynton in half burgundy morocco and boards with gilt lettering and decorations to spine. Marbled endpapers, 274 pages, top edge gilt. Fine. BAYNTON BINDING.

[Book #46586]       Price: $450.00
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TREATISE ON THE DISEASES OF FEMALES. Wm. P. Dewees. TREATISE ON THE DISEASES OF FEMALES.
Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1826. First edition of the first American textbook of gynecology. Dewees was as Adjunct Professor of Mid-wifery at the University of Pennsylvania. Includes chapters on tumors, displacement of the uterus, prolapse of the uterus, milk abscess of the breast, et al. 557 pages including index and 12 full-page illustrations (2 folding) with explanations and 4 pages of ads at rear; plus one full-page illustration inserted following p.316. Some darkening around page edges and scattered staining throughout, lower corners of several rear plates stained otherwise internally aged but still relatively clean. Freshly rebound in gilt-decorated quarter leather with gilt-lettered leather label and marbled boards. Speert, America 127. Rutkow GY1. THE FIRST AMERICAN TEXTBOOK OF GYNECOLOGY.

[Book #51657]       Price: $950.00
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THE SHARK AT THE WINDOW -- (for my brother's marriage). James Dickey. THE SHARK AT THE WINDOW -- (for my brother's marriage).
[Winston Salem]: Palaemon Press, [circa 1970s]. First edition. Palaemon Broadside Number Six. 13 x 20" broadside suitable for framing. Prints the first poem of Dickey's to appear in print (in 1951 in The Sewanee Review) with illustration in red by Robert Dance of a long-haired woman at a window by the sea. Number 30 of 100 numbered copies SIGNED BY DICKEY. Fine.

[Book #54608]       Price: $125.00
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SOCIETY IN CHINA. Robert K. Douglas. SOCIETY IN CHINA.
London: A. D. Innes & Co. 1894. First edition. Illustrated with 22 plates including a tissue-protected frontis photograph. Decorative green cloth (silk?) boards stamped with gilt on front and spine. Very good or better with sunning to cloth at spine and front cover but gilt still bright. Overall still an attractive copy.

[Book #52571]       Price: $150.00
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EVENING PRIMROSE: SELECTED POEMS (limited edition hardcover book); Together with EVENING PRIMROSE (scarce, 1990, signed broadside poem). Rita Dove. EVENING PRIMROSE: SELECTED POEMS (limited edition hardcover book); Together with EVENING PRIMROSE (scarce, 1990, signed broadside poem).
Minneapolis: Tunheim Santrizos Company, 1998. First edition. Number 155 of 660 copies SIGNED BY DOVE. Marbled boards, unprinted gray cloth spine. Illustrated with three wood engravings by Kent Aldrich. Fine. TOGETHER WITH a scarce broadside of the title poem "Evening Primrose" printed on Barcham Green paper at Aralia Press, a fine arts press located at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. One of a stated 120 copies, SIGNED BY DOVE, though not called for. OCLC dates this broadside 1990 -- seven years before the poem first appeared in Poetry Magazine. 6 1/2 x 13 inches, on Barcham Green paper, printed on recto only. Fine condition. SCARCE SIGNED LIMITED ISSUE.

[Book #54957]       Price: $575.00
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RODNEY STONE. A. Conan Doyle. RODNEY STONE.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896. First U.S. edition. 12 full-page illustrations by Sidney Paget. Red buckram stamped in silver and gold. Name on half-title, endpapers a little darkened, spine ends; still, very good or better with front cover bright.

[Book #51447]       Price: $45.00
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PIERCE EGAN'S FINISH TO THE ADVENTURES OF TOM, JERRY AND LOGIC, In Their Pursuits Through LIFE IN AND OUT OF LONDON. Pierce Egan, illustrator Robert Cruikshank. PIERCE EGAN'S FINISH TO THE ADVENTURES OF TOM, JERRY AND LOGIC, In Their Pursuits Through LIFE IN AND OUT OF LONDON.
London: John Camden Hotten, no-date [circa 1869]. An early edition, not the first, but with the 36 colored plates by Cruikshank. Freshly re-bound in marbled boards with red leather spine ruled in gold; black leather spine label lettered in gold; top edge gilt. "Life in London" was a monthly satiric journal written by Egan and published by Hotten with illustrations by Cruikshank. The first edition of "Life in London or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, esq., and his elegant friend, Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis" appeared on 15 July, 1821. British plays based on Egan's characters launched a "Tom & Jerry" craze here and, in name at least, the "Tom & Jerry" cartoon characters. Fine. THIRTY-SIX COLORED PLATES.

[Book #49876]       Price: $500.00
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THE DIARY OF JOHN EVELYN. John Evelyn, William Bray, Richard Garnett. THE DIARY OF JOHN EVELYN.
New York & London: M. Walter Dunne, Publisher, (1901). First thus. Two volumes. Special Talleyrand edition, #27 of 100 sets. Edited from the original by William Bray, who also provides a biographical introduction, and with special introduction by Richard Garnett. Includes hand-colored frontispiece SIGNED by the engraving editor and five full-page photogravures from paintings by various artists. Both volumes bound in red leather with elaborate gilt and color designs and lettering; top edges gilt; marbled endpapers; slipcases. First volume starting to crack along spine, otherwise both are very good with rubbing along spines and spine ends nicked. Slipcases are also very good though the top of one is partially detached and the bottom of the other is beginning to separate at the bottom.

[Book #51675]       Price: $150.00
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HEALTH FRAGMENTS: or, Steps Toward a True Life. George H. Everett. HEALTH FRAGMENTS: or, Steps Toward a True Life.
Kappes, Spiegle and Treat. New York: Wood & Holbrook, Publishers, 1876. Third edition. With 125 illustrations by Kappes, Spiegle and Treat. Part I, "Embracing Health, Digestion, Disease, and the Science of the Reproductive Organs," by George; and Part II, "Embracing Dress, Heredity, Child-training, Kitchen and Dining-room Ethics," by Susan. Near fine in green cloth boards with gold and black lettering on front and spine, dark brown endpapers (light staining along top edge of front endpapers).

[Book #52562]       Price: $100.00
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THE GRAPHIC WORK OF PHILLIP EVERGOOD. Phillip Evergood, James A. Michener Lucy R. Lippard. THE GRAPHIC WORK OF PHILLIP EVERGOOD
New York: Crown Publishers, 1966. First edition. Number 96 of 150 SIGNED copies. With an original SIGNED etching, "Girl with Sunflowers" laid in. Foreword by Abram Lerner & "Proem: An Opinion" by James A. Michener. 160 pages with 117 drawings and 59 prints in black and white. Also contains a bibliography and chronology. A fine copy in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on spine. In original unprinted slipcase with some sunning and wear on one corner.

[Book #53159]       Price: $350.00
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MORE TALES FROM GRIMM. Wanda Gag. MORE TALES FROM GRIMM.
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc. (1947). First edition. Translated and illustrated by Wanda Gag. Her final work, which was published after her death. Small worn spot on front cover and two tiny holes and small scrape on rear spine gutter. It appears that the edges have been somewhat inexpertly touched up with slightly different colored dye, otherwise very good lacking dust jacket.

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OF GREAT SPACES. Les Galloway, Jerome Gold. OF GREAT SPACES.
Robin Adsit. Seattle: Black Heron Press, (1987). First edition. Illustrated by Robin Adsit. Early proof, brad bound with green plastic covers. Galloway written in pencil on "spine." Near fine.

[Book #51399]       Price: $100.00
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A WOMAN IN CHINA. Mary Gaunt. A WOMAN IN CHINA.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, [circa 1910's]. First U.S. edition. Illustrated with 65 photographic plates. Blue cloth boards with gilt-stamped illustration and lettering on front and gilt-lettered spine. Good only with flaking to cloth (appears to be old insect damage), cloth at head of spine quite frayed and frontispiece nicked on top edge but interior clean and bright.

[Book #52594]       Price: $125.00
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PARTICULAR VOICES: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers. Robert Giard. PARTICULAR VOICES: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers.
Cambridge: MIT Press, (1997). First edition. Foreword by Julia VanHaaften. Short essays and full-page pictures of about 180 writers including Allen Ginsberg, Quentin Crisp, Edmund White, Doris Grumbach, Jonathan Williams, et al. Short tear in front endpaper at hinge, otherwise fine in dust jacket.

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GRANDDAD COCO NUT'S PARTY. Elizabeth Gordon. GRANDDAD COCO NUT'S PARTY.
Chicago: Rand McNally & Co. (1914). First edition. Near fine with light rubbing to spine ends and corners. In a very good dust jacket with light soiling, two 3/4" deep chips to the bottom of the front panel and a 1" chip to the top of the rear panel. Jacket also has shallow chips to spine ends and corners and a few almost imperceptible closed tears to the edges. Rare in dust jacket.

[Book #51611]       Price: $300.00
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BORN TO BE. Taylor Gordon, Muriel Draper, Carl Van Vechten. BORN TO BE.
Covarrubias. New York: Covici Freide, 1929. First edition. Second issue with dedication tipped in. Introduction by Draper and foreword by Van Vechten, white patrons of the Harlem Renaissance. 10 full-page illustrations by Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias. "Gordon, who has taken America and Europe by storm with his interpretation of Negro spirituals tells his life story." (from the jacket). "BORN TO BE was a remarkable achievement, as Gordon details his rugged upbringing in Montana, recounts many amourous adventures on both sides of the color line, offers blunt commentaries on racial politics, and drops names in copious quantities" (Davis and Foley, HARLEM RENAISSANCE LIVES). Very good to near fine in good, aged dust jacket with darkening to spine and edges, two large chips not affecting any lettering, and splits at folds internally mended with archival tape. Quite scarce.

[Book #54675]       Price: $400.00
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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. Kenneth Grahame, illustrator Ernest H. Shepard. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS.
Shepard, Ernest H. London: Methuen & Co, (1931). Ernest Shepard illustrations, first edition thus. The 38th edition of this beloved tale, which was first issued in 1908 with a frontispiece by Graham Robertson as its only illustration. Gift inscription on first blank page, few scattered spots of foxing, corners rubbed, and faint stain to front cover; otherwise very good in original gilt-stamped green cloth. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #49525]       Price: $600.00
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THE ANGER OF ACHILLES: Homer's Iliad. Robert Graves, illustrator, Robert Searle. THE ANGER OF ACHILLES: Homer's Iliad.
Searle, Ronald. Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1959. First edition. Precedes the UK. Homer's ILIAD, translated and with an introduction by Graves. Illustrated with full-page drawings by Searle. Fine in fine dust jacket with just a touch of minor wear.

[Book #55037]       Price: $100.00
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THE ANGER OF ACHILLES: Homer's Iliad. Robert Graves. THE ANGER OF ACHILLES: Homer's Iliad.
Searle, Ronald. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1959. First edition, preceding the UK edition. Translated and with an introduction by Graves; illustrated by Ronald Searle. Excess glue at upper spine and small spot on page fore edges, otherwise fine in very bright dust jacket with light soiling to rear panel and small closed creased tear in upper edge of rear panel.

[Book #35627]       Price: $100.00
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TWO WISE CHILDREN. Robert Graves. TWO WISE CHILDREN.
Pinto, Ralph. (no place): Harlan Quist, (1966). First edition. Fine in dust jacket with a touch of very minor rubbing to head of spine. "Library binding" foil seal on spine of dust jacket. A very bright copy, beautifully illustrated by Ralph Pinto. From 1964-1984, Harlan Quist published over sixty children's books, featuring some of the finest European and American authors and illustrators.

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DANCING DAVID. Thom Gunn, illustrations, Dorothea Tanning. DANCING DAVID.
Kripplebush, New York: Nadja, (1995). First edition, limited issue. Illustrated with a wispy stream of red squiggled lines by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012), a painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet herself, whose work after 1960 was almost completely abstract (Wikipedia). NUMBER XVII (17) of 25 ROMAN-NUMERALED COPIES "reserved for the poet and the artist" and SIGNED BY GUNN AND TANNING. From a total edition of 126; there were an additional 75 copies in paperwraps and 26 bound in cloth. This copy ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY TANNING to prize-winning poet Anthony Hecht and wife, "Dear Tony, Here is another take on one of your heroes. It comes with my love to you and Helen. Dorothea." An attractive production, handset and letterpress printed; handsewn in mustard-colored paperwraps printed in blue and brown on front. Fine. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54267]       Price: $450.00
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DANCING DAVID. Thom Gunn, Dorothea Tanning. DANCING DAVID.
Kripplebush, New York: Nadja, (1995). First edition, limited issue. Illustrated with a wispy stream of red squiggled lines by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012), a painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet herself, whose work after 1960 was almost completely abstract (Wikipedia). NUMBER XXI [21] of 25 ROMAN-NUMERALED COPIES "reserved for the poet and the artist" and SIGNED BY GUNN AND TANNING. From a total edition of 126; there were an additional 75 copies in paperwraps and 26 bound in cloth. An attractive production, handset and letterpress printed; handsewn in mustard-colored paperwraps printed in blue and brown on front. Fine.

[Book #54270]       Price: $250.00
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