London: Longman, Hurst, Rees & Co. Printed at the Shakespeare Press, 1814-15. First edition. In boards, Uncut. Dibdin’s... Read More
Printed for the Roxburghe Club, 2002. Limited edition of an unspecified number. A facsimile of the letters of advice written by the Wizard Earl, Henry, Ninth Earl of Northumberland, to his son Algernon, while imprisoned in the Tower for alleged involvement in the Gunpowder Plot.
Edinburgh: Printed for Private Circulation, 1837. First Edition, one of 50 copies. The "Roxburghe Revels" of the title refers to a manuscript detailing the extra-bibliophilic activities (i.e. eating and drinking) and literary pretensions of the Roxburghe Club. The Revels were compiled by member Joseph Haslewood (1769-1833) and were purchased for...
Washington, D.C: May 1858. Sherman was arguably the greatest American autograph collector of the 19th Century.Tazewell (1774- 1860) was a U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator from and the 26th Governor of Virginia.
Washington, D.C: Dec 24 1859. Sherman was arguably the greatest American autograph collector of the 19th Century. Tazewell (December 17, 1774- May 6, 1860) was a U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator from and the 26th Governor of Virginia.
New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1907. New edition, with additions.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Privately Printed, 1921. First Edition, First Issue. Presentation Copy, Inscribed by Winship. Printed by Harvard Librarian George Winship at his Private Press.
Cambridge in Massacusetts: Stone & Kimball, 1893. First Edition. The first book by Stone & Kimball, written by one of the co-publishers. They started this highly influential firm while they were still students at Harvard.
leeds: Printed for Private Circulation, 1931. First edition. Inscribed to Arthur Swann 31/3/31.
London: Richard Gilbert St. John's Square, Clerkenwell, . Carlyle was a distinguished Arabic scholar, who in his capacity as chaplain to Lord Elgin made an extensive tour of the Near East; in the course of this tour he collected many Greek and Syrian MSS.
August 30th, 1858. DESPERATE AUTOGRAPH SEEKER. A desperate entreaty to the retired congressman, senator, and 26th Governor of Virginia from an autograph seeker best known for his translations of Jules Verne’s works. Reading in part: "I have taken the liberty, Sir of addressing you this note, for the purpose of.....
102 Upper Street, Islington: Feb. 14, 1838. From one collector to another.
Moorsfield: London Institution, Dec. 17, 1823 (?). Note says this was the portrait used in the "Diary." Charles Robert Cockerell was born in London on 27 April 1788, the third of eleven children of Samuel Pepys Cockerell.
24 March 1813-19, March 1826. William Upcott was the collector par excellence of all manner of items, every inch of the walls of his rooms and every drawer being crammed with his collections. He was the assistant librarian at the London Instiution (1806-1834). Booksellers know him principally as the author...
Hamburg: Christiani Heroldi, 1753. Fourth Edition. "A second variety of bibliographical compilation based largely on catalogues of private libraries serves both scholars and dealers. It consists in excerpting the titles of books believed to be rare and presenting them in a list...Perhaps the best known and successful compilation of this...
London: Printed for Private Circulation Only, 1922-36. First edition, one of 200 sets. T.J. Wise, in the Original Cloth.
Austin (Texas): The University of Texas, 1920. Printed by E. T. Heron & Co., London. First edition, one of 120 copies, this one unnumbered and unsigned. Contains entries for nearly 100 spurious 19th-century pamphlets forged by editor Thomas J. Wise, as well as numerous copies of 17th-century plays "improved" with...
G.E. Chairman and Public Servant Owen D. Young to Alfred Eisenstaedt. Owen D. Young (1874-1962), trained as a lawyer, was a man of many parts. He was an industrialist, chairman of General Electric and founder of RCA; a public servant, serving as member of various international conferences and later on.....