Leipzig: Insel-verlag, . First edition thus. Inscribed by Rilke. First edition of Rilke's translation, INSCRIBED on the leaf... Read More about Die Rückkehr des verlorenen Sohnes
New York: Macdowell, Oboenksy, . First Edition, first issue, with title printed in blue and “walking” for “waking” on p. 80. Read More about A Death in the Family
London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1843. First Edition in English, with half-titles. Read More about The Burgomaster of Berlin. Translated from the German...[by William Atkinson Gardner
New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1956. First edition. Read More about A Walk on the Wild Side
New York: Weltdemokratische Vereinigong, 1939. Read More about Adolf Hitler. Der letzte 'grosse' Antisemit
Duluth: March 11, 1948. Margaret Frances Culkin Banning. Best-selling author and early advocate of women's rights. Daughter of William E. Culkin who served two terms in the Minnesota State Senate (1895-99). Spent one year at Sacred Heart Academy in Rochester, New York. B.A., Vassar College, 1912; certificate, Chicago School of... Read More about ANS to Alfred Eisenstaedt
[New York]: September 17, 1928. Benêt on John Brown: “I tried to do my best with him…”. Fascinating letter, written soon after the publication of Benêt’s most enduring poem, JOHN BROWN’S BODY (1928), to America’s most eminent literary agent of the day, Major Pond. “Thank you very much..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed, to the literary agent, Major Pond, on Benêt’s “John Brown’s...
New York: William Sloane Associates, . First edition. First edition of Berryman's biography of Stephen Crane, signed ("John Berryman") on the title-page. Read More about Stephen Crane … The American Men of Letters Series
Leipzig, Berlin: Insel-Verlag, etc, 1928-1936. First editions of the first four titles, later editions of the last two titles. He Created the Myth of Nietzsche. Ernst Bertram (1884-1957), Germanist and poet, was appointed professor of German literature and philology at the University of Cologne in 1921. His friends included Stefan... Read More about Collection of six books inscribed to the author's brother Hans Georg, including: Deutsche...
Harrisonburg: Davidson and Bourne, 1813. First Edition, with half-title. Read More about The Mountain Muse. Comprising the Adventures of Daniel Boone; and The Power of Virtuous and...
Seal Harbor, Maine: Printed & Sold at High Loft, (1982). Number 122 of copies 51 to 200 of the regular edition. Printed in 16 pt. Blado, on Gutenberg paper at High Loft, the printing office of August Heckscher; by Tom Coleman and Karen MacDonald, printers. Read More about The Shyp of Fooles. Translated by Alexander Barclay, 1509. Edited by Phyllis C. Robinson
Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1957-1965 (Volume 9 is dated 1965). All are first editions except Vol I and IX. Read More about Stucke (Plays), complete
New York: Printed for Random House [by the Bremer Presse], . Number LXXIII of 530 copies on Zanders hand-made paper (250 done for Random House). Initial designed by Anna Simons. Read More about Nature
[Munich: Bremer Presse, 1932]. First edition, no. 61 of 85 copies, signed by Martin Bodmer on the colophon. One of 85 copies. Scarce trial specimen in preparation for a proposed edition of Goethe. Read More about Die Echten Ausgaben von Goethes Faust
Leipzig: Im Insel-verlag [Boeschel & Trepte], 1920. Number 455 of 520 copies of this the first separate edition of this tragedy. It was from this work that the Austrian composer Alban Berg composed his very successful opera “Wozzeck” (1925). These fragments were first published posthumously in 1850 as “Wozzeck”. Read More about Wozzeck
Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co, 1914. First edition, first state, with printer’s name set in two lines of Old English type. The first edition of the first Tarzan novel — a brighter than usual copy.The child of Lord and Lady Greystoke who were marooned in West Africa, Tarzan ("White Skin"..... Read More about Tarzan of the Apes
New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1871. First edition. First Book. Read More about Wake Robin
New York [but: Barnstable, Mass.]: Holt, Rinehart and Winston [Crane Duplicating Service], . First edition, uncorrected long galley proofs. Inscribed Proof. Perhaps Burroughs' finest novel after Naked Lunch, Cities of the Red Night intercuts a detective novel plot with scenes in the ill-fated pirate colony of Captain Mission on Madagascar... Read More about Cities of the Red Night. A Boy’s Book
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1906. Shinn, Florence. Number 40 of 100 copies of this special edition on Japanese were printed June, 1906, of which sixty are for sale. With TLS laid in mentioning working on this book and his regets that he cannot come to ABA dinner honoring him. Read More about Coniston
New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. First American edition, mixed state. The first edition of Twain's enduring classic of boyhood, the book that prompted Hemingway to state: “All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It’s the best book we’ve had. All American writing comes from that. There..... Read More about Adventures of Huckleberry Finn … By Mark Twain
New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. First American edition. Fine in Publisher's Deluxe Morocco Binding. A stunningly fine first edition of Twain's enduring classic of boyhood, in the deluxe publisher's half morocco binding — at the time of publication the rarest and most expensive of the various publisher's bindings. The... Read More about Adventures of Huckleberry Finn … By Mark Twain
London: Printed for N.T. Longman and O. Rees, By G. Woodfall, 1800. First edition of Coleridge's English translation. The first English edition of Schiller’s Wallenstein, set in Germany during the Thirty Years War, and translated by Samuel Taylor Coleridge from a manuscript copy of the first German edition of 1799..... Read More about Piccolomini, or the First Part of Wallenstein, a Drama in Five Acts … [bound with:] The Death...
n.p: [June 17, n.y.]. "A blunder!" "My dearest Anster, A blunder! On looking at Mr. Carey's [sic] letter it was for last Wednesday I was invited. - I shall, however; be at Mr. Allsop's on Tuesday (tomorrow) by 2 o'clock, & you might return with me. God bless you S.... Read More about Autograph letter signed ("S.T. Coleridge"), to John Anster
Altdorf, Weingarten, etc. [Germany]: 1852-1862. Charming and decorative mind-nineteenth-century German album of sentiments, most dated variously between 1852 and 1854. On the verso of a poem headed Trennung (Separation) and inscribed “Tobis seiner liebsten Anna” is a portait of a pensive young man and the caption “Jetzt bin ich’s nicht..... Read More about Collection of Autograph Sentiments in German, including Love Poems with drawings, preserved in a...
New York: James G. Gregory (Successor to W.A. Townsend & Co.), 1862. First edition. India Proofs. Read More about The Cooper Vignettes. From drawings by F.O.C. Darley. India proofs before letters
London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1828. First edition. Read More about Notions of the Americans: Picked up by a Travelling Bachelor