London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. First Edition, first state of S4r with “gve” for “give”. Read More about The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.…in Two Volumes
n.p: Reprinted from “The Plough, The Loom, and The Anvil” 1854 by John L. O'Connor, Ca. 1924. First Seperate Edition. Very Scarce. A short biography and tribute to the famed editor and publisher of the American Turf Register, the greatest of the early American sporting publications. A very scarce book..... Read More about Biographical Sketch of John Stuart Skinner. With a Foreword by Fred E. Pond (“Will Wildwood”
London: Printed for Mathews and Leigh, 18, Strand, 1808. First edition of Smith's biography. The “Monody” had appeared separately some years earlier, often in conjunction with the letters addressed to Miss Seward by Andre. Smith's biography is noted by the DNB as a source for Andrè. Read More about An Authentic Narrative of the Causes which led to the Death of Major Andrè, Adjutant-General of...
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1883. First American edition. Originally published in England just four years after his death (1811-1879), a biography of Lord John Lawrence.Lawrence's first years in the Indian civil service were in Delhi. Then he moved to Punjab as Lieutenant-Govenor where he founded British rule. Read More about Life of Lord (John) Lawrence
Boston: Published by Charles Williams [J. T. Buckingham, Printer], 1811 [boards dated 1812]. First American edition, later state of binding with 1812 dated boards. First published in 1805. First American edition. Read More about Metrical Tales and other Poems
New York: World, 1969. First edition. Presentation Copy from the Fallen Idol of the Phillipines. A flattering biography of the later deposed dictator. A SUPERB PRESENTATION COPY FROM MARCOS TO RAYMOND K. PRICE, JR., SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON.Inscribed on front free endpaper, “To Mr. Raymond Price / with..... Read More about Marcos of the Philippines. A Biography
New York & Washington: Praeger, . Second printing. Read More about Charmed Circle. Gertrude Stein & Company
New Haven: Yale, 1951. First edition. Read More about Gertrude Stein: A Biography of Her Work
New York: Viking, 1975. First Edition, No. 9 of 1000 copies of the limited edition. Limited First Edition of Steinbeck's Letters. Read More about Steinbeck: A Life in Letters. Edited by Elaine Steinbeck and Robert Wallsten
Paris: G. Charpentier et Cie, Editeurs, 1888. First edition. Read More about Journal de Stendhal 1801-1814. Publié par Casimir Stryienski and François de Nion. Oeuvre Posthume
London: William Blackwood & Son, 1924. Second Impression. Harry Worcester Smith's copy with his bookplate & T.L.S. from Ernest Gee about Surtees grandson Hon. Robert Vereker, and Smith's edition of Warwick Woodlands, and an A.L.S. OF E.D. CUMING'S TO MR. SMITH, NEWSPAPER NOTES, ETC.Inscribed "Harry Worcester Smith the mostfearless of..... Read More about Robert Smith Surtees Creator of 'Jorrocks' 1803-1864
London: printed and Sold by W. Reeve, 1754. First edition. The book was intended to vindicate Swift from some of Orrery's insinuations. It is well written, and especially interesting as the only account of Swift by one who had known him in the full force of his intellect. -- DNB..... Read More about Observations upon Lord Orrery's Remarks on the Life and Writings of Swift. ... To Which Are...
London: Printed for A. Millar, 1752. First London edition. The first attempt to give an account of the life and work of Swift. Orrery's book is, according to the DNB, "full of rancour and grudging criticism" - even though he and Swift had been good friends. First published in Dublin..... Read More about Remarks on the Life and Writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift ... In a Series of Letters ... to his Son,...
London: Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Catharine-Street in the Strand, 1752. First London edition. The first attempt to give an account of the life and work of Swift. Orrery's book is, according to the DNB, "full of rancour and grudging criticism"—even though he and Swift had been good friends..... Read More about Remarks on the Life and Writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift ... In a Series of Letters ... to his Son,...
London: Printed by and for John Nichols and son, 1819. First edition. Berrwicks response to Francis Jeffrey's article on Scott's edition of Swift's works. Read More about A Defence of Dr. Jonathan Swift: in Answer to certain Observations passed on his Life and...
New York: MacMillan, 1934. First American edition. The standard initiatory text of the cult of Frederick Rolfe, Baron Corvo, by the genial A.J.A. Symons.A landmark of English letters in the interwar years. Read More about The Quest for Corvo. An Experiment in Biography
London: Archibald Constable and Company Ltd, 1907. First edition. With an interesting ALS about viewing a Blake MS from Major S. Butterworth who identified the Contemporary Blake critic R.H. as Robert Hunt, Leigh Hunt's brother and the clipping of Symons acknowledgement in the Atheneum. Read More about William Blake
New York: Macmillan Company, 1932. First edition. Inscribed on flyleaf "For my friend Clarence Dillon, Owen D. Young, August 17, 1933."A Great Association Copy: Young was President of GE; financier Clarence Dillon was the principal of Dillon, Read, and proprietor of Château Haut Brion. Read More about Owen D. Young. A New Type of Industrial Leader
Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, . Read More about Bayard Taylor
London: Chapman & Hall, 1949. First edition. The Story of Odette, Heroine of WW II. The remarkable story of the indomitable heroine Odette Hallowes, whose work in France with Peter Churchill as an agent of the Special Operations Executive led to her arrest and torture by the Gestapo, and her..... Read More about Odette. The Story of a British Agent
London: Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1880. First edition. A Binding Variant. A binding variant not recorded by Sadleir, with the most obvious difference the author's name on the spine with is in a sansserif type, the gilt bands at the head and tail of the spine are wider and the..... Read More about The Life of Cicero
New York: D. Appleton & Company, 200 Broadway, 1847. First edition. This book gives 23 biographical sketches of American artists, including Benjamin West, Copley, Stuart, John Trumbull, Washington Allston, Thomas Sully, Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, J. Alden Weir, Inman, Leutze, and Samuel F. Morse, etc. Read More about Artist-Life: or, Sketches of American Painters
New York: Creative Age Press, Inc, . First Edition. Barry Ulanov at the time he wroted this book, was the young editor of "Metronome", America's oldest popular music magazine. The author has tried "to present not only the career of Duke Ellington and the collective greatness of the Ellington Orchestra..... Read More about Duke Ellington
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1894. First edition. Read More about Recollections of Fred Leslie. With an Introduction by Clement Scott
Edinburgh: MacNiven and Wallace, 1881. First edition. Signed "A. Tennyson" on verso of fly leaf, probably a forgery. Read More about Alfred Tennyson. His Life and Works
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1921. One of 500 copies with signed portrait frontispieces of each author. Read More about The Whistler Journal