London: Printed for G. Nicol and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788. First edition. FIRST BIOGRAPHY OF... Read More about The Life of Captain James Cook
Boston: July 13 1874. Key Member of the Secret Six. A heartfelt letter to his friend and fellow abolitionist, expressing his condolences for the loss of Bird’s son, and explaining that he cannot attend the funeral. Reading in part: “I heard on Saturday of your son’s sudden death, and in..... Read More about Autograph letter signed ("F.B. Sanborn") to Francis William Bird ("My dear...
Boston: Press of the Boston Daily Advertiser, L. L. Lewis, Printer, 1829. First edition, with a period in imprint at end of “Congress-street”. The previous October the National Intelligencer had contained a statement made by the President denouncing “certain citizens of Massachusetts as having been engaged in a design to..... Read More about Correspondence between John Quincy Adams, Esquire President of the United States and Several...
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1908. First edition. Signed "Henry Cabot Lodge. A Memory March 22nd 1907" on flyleaf and below a card from Mrs. Thomas Bailey Aldrich giving this book. On pastedown is the bookplate of Thomas Bailey Aldrich and his cut signature. Read More about The Life of Thomas Bailey Aldrich
New York: Viking, (1996). First edition. This copy is inscribed by Patricia "Tish" Hankey Alsop, wife of Stewart to her sister-in-law Corinne , 'sis", Alsop Chubb, "For Sis with love from Tish February 1996." A fine association copy. Read More about Taking on the World, Joseph and Stewart Alsop-Guardians of the American Century
London: 1 November, 1957. "Self-discipline is the professional writer's primary need" Interesting letter from Ambler, in answer to the question, "How important to you was your high school education, and is college experience necessary for creative writing?"Ambler points out that in England "there is no real equivalent of 'high school'..... Read More about Typed Letter Signed ("Eric Ambler") to Westley S. Hartley, in response to the latter's...
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. First edition. Limited to 350 copies, this being number 344. Signed by Anderson on the limitation page. Limited edition, signed. Autobiographical novel. Read More about Tar. A Midwest Childhood
Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood, 1927. First Edition, one of 250 deluxe copies, #206. Read More about My Life and Times By Nimrod (Charles James Apperley) edited with additions by E.D. Cuming
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co, [c. 1903]. Alken, Henry. Reprint. Read More about Memors of John Mytton. [Note on Henry Alken's "Mytton Illustrations" by Joseph Grego
London: Printed for Messr. Rivingtons, 1782. New Edition, usual cancels. Read More about Biographia Dramatica, or, A Companion to the Playhouse: containing historical and critical...
London: Richard Bentley, 1839. First Edition. Read More about Memoirs of John Bannister, Comedian
Boston: Published by David Reed, 1826. First American editions. First published in London in 1825 and 1826. Wendell Copy. Read More about The Works of Anna Ltitia Barbauld With a Memoir [and] A Legacy for Young Ladies [edited by Lucy...
Hartford, Connecticut: June 14, 1787. Barlow to Hayley, Student to Mentor. An important letter on the state of art and literature in early America. Hayley was a major influence on Barlow. Read More about Autograph Letter, signed. To William Hayley Esq. "The character you sustain in the literary...
[New York]: Privately Printed by [The Derrydale Press], 1930. One of 500 copies. Memorial volume of verse privately printed by Connett and never intended for sale. "An extremely rare Derrydale book ... very scarce ... and very hard to come by" (Frazier). Read More about Abdul. An Allegory
[New York]: Privately Printed by [The Derrydale Press], 1930. First edition, one of 500 copies. Memorial volume of verse privately printed by Connett and never intended for sale. "An extremely rare Derrydale book ... very scarce ... and very hard to come by" (Frazier). Read More about Abdul. An Allegory
[New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1954]. First American edition. Read More about Persona Grata
New York: Farar and Rinehart, 1933. Child, Charles. First edition, #21 of 125 copies, signed by both Benéts and Childs. Read More about A Book of Americans
New York: Adelphi Company, 1925. First edition. Portrait of "the genius in the home" by his wife. Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) began writing full-time in 1900 after publishing his first novel, A Man From The North, in 1898. His first widely successful novel, The Old Wives Tale, was published in 1908..... Read More about Arnold Bennett
Paris: Charpentier, 1907. Later edition. Read More about Ma Double Vie: Mémoires de …
New York: Delacorte Press, . First edition. Inscribed, "To 'Darling Shirley'(Clurman) 'Bright' 'Nifty' 'Attractive' 'Sharp' and a 'Lady' With respect Milton" Read More about Milton Berle An Autobiography with Haskel Frankel
Newcastle: R. Robinson, 1887. A large and handsome study of Bewick's life, with reproductions of his work. Read More about Thomas Bewick, His Life and Times
London: Constable and Company Limited, 1920. First edition, number 64 of 100 signed copies. Read More about Frederick Locker-Lampson: A Character Sketch - with a small selection from letters addressed to...
Saint Louis: William K. Bixby [Printed by the Torch Press, Cedar Rapids], 1915. One of 200 copies printed. Freer on Whistler. With a very interesting 8-page 8vo autograph letter from Charles L. Freer, the eminent American collector written from London, May 1902, to W. K. Bixby regarding his visit with..... Read More about Holograph Letter of Charles I. Formerly in possession of John Evelyn. Later in the collection of...
Saint Louis: Privately printed for William K. Bixby [by the University Press, Cambridge, U.S.A], 1908. Privately printed “Second Edition,” Bixby having allowed the Bibliophile Society to print their edition for their members and then producing 250 copies for presentation to his friends. Additional portraits. The originals were in Bixby's extensive..... Read More about Charles Dickens and Maria Beadnell (“Dora”) Private Correspondence between Charles Dickens...
Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1910. Firrst Edition. Limited to 483 copies. Bixby's Copy. Bixby had had privately printed in 1898 the “Charles Dickens and Maria Beadnell Private Correspondence,” the originals of which were in his collection. The Dickens-Kolle letters were in Harry B. Smith's private collection. Henry William Kolle was..... Read More about The Dickens-Kolle Letters. Supplemental to the Letters from Charles Dickens to Maria Beadnell...
Boston: New Algonquin Club, January 11, 1906. First Edition. Rare Testamonial, Printed on Vellum. RARE. Never seen. Testimonial honoring William K. Bixby, the noted bibliophile. Includes remarks by Albert Bushnell Hart. A browned newspaper clipping regarding the affair is laid in. The presentation from the committee is printed on vellum..... Read More about Fourth Annual Banquet of the Bibliophile Society