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Auction - October 29, 2016

We've highlighted 90 lots of books (including many first editions and some signed) that are being offered in our auction.
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Allen, Horace

American Home & Farm Cyclopedia

Lot 261: 2000 illus., 1883, F-G, cover separating.

Start price $30.00.

Anania, Michael

The Color of Dust

Anderson, Hans Christian

Audubon, John James

Audubon Birds of America 2 Vol. Set


Berman, Harold

Berman's Bronzes, Sculptors & Founders 1800-1930


Blundell, Michael

Peterson's Wild Flowers of East Africa


Bromfield, Louis


Strange Case of Miss Annie Spragge


Bromfield, Louis

Books & Pamphlets

Lot 510: A Good Woman, 1921, 1st ed., presentation ed., bookplate, G-VG; Colorado, HB, 1947, VG; The World We Live In, 1st, 1944, HB, VG and pamphlets: 2 Copies Up Ferguson Way, PB, VG, tail-piece signed by artist Tim McKee.  Start price $30.00.

Bromfield, Louis

Early Autumn

Lot 511: Story of a Lady, 1st, 1926, original green cloth w/gilt, VG copy of Pulitzer Prize novel.  Start price $40.00.
Browne, Irving

Track of the Book-Worm

Lot 405: Limited to 590 copies, signed by author, 1897, done into a book at Roycroft Printing Shop.  Start price $30.00.
Buechner, Thomas S.

Norman Rockwell Artist Illustrator 

Lot 381: Thomas S. Buechner, Dir. Brooklyn Museum, cloth, 1970, some art tipped-in and fold-outs, VG, slight foxing, 17.5" x 12.5".  Start price $50.00.
Capote, Truman

The Romance Behind Walking Canes   

Lot 424: Truman Capote's Thanksgiving Visitor and A Christmas Memory, VG w/slipcases. Start price $30.00.

Champney, Freeman

2 Elbert Hubbard & Roycrofters Books  

Lot 236: Art & Glory by Freeman Champney, 1st ed., VG, DJ together w/loose 1896-1934 Bibliography of Books Printed by Roycrofters.
Start price $30.00.
Chinery, Michael
 
Peterson's Insects of Europe

Lot 337: By Michael Chinery, 1989, leather bound, Collector's Lifetime Edition, fine.
Start price $30.00.
Collier, Jeremy
 
Collier's Defense of Short View...

Lot 23: Of Profanenels & Immorality of the English Stage Being a Reply to Mr. Congreve's Amendments Etc., bound with A Second Defense of the Short View, London 1699, G-VG copy, repaired spine.
Start price $200.00.
Colum, Padraic
 
The Children of Odin 

Lot 170: 4 color illustrations by Willy Pogany, London, 1922, 1st ed., G-VG.
Start price $30.00.
Confucius

Sayings of Confucius

Lot 428: Decorated by Paul McPharlin & signed on title by the artist, 1936, ltd. to 1450 copies, VG, slipcase.
Start price $30.00.
Costain, Thomas
 
High Towers 

Lot 139: Doubleday, 1949, 1st ed., near fine.

Start price $30.00.
Dann, John

The Revolution Remembered
 
Lot 512: Eye witness accounts of War for Independence, 1st ed., 1980, VG, DJ, inscribed by author.
Start price $30.00.
de Montaigne, Michel

Essays of Michel De Montaigne
 
Lot 364A: 1947, illus by Salvador Dali. Start price $30.00.
Defoe, Daniel

Life & Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
 
Lot 184: 2 vol., important illustrated edition illus. by engraver Thomas Stothard, London, 1820, VG (Vol. 1 w/separated back cover, some foxing).

Start price $100.00.
Dickens, Charles

A Christmas Carol 
 
Lot 423: 1902, Roycroft Shop, G-VG w/new suede covers.

Start price $50.00.
Dickens, Charles

Christmas Book Lot 
 
Lot 425: Clement Moore's Night Before Christmas illus. by Arthur Rockham, color & b/w, 1976, VG, DJ; Christmas ed. Sheila Pickles, VG, slipcase; Truman Capote's The Christmas Memory and Thanksgiving Visitor, 1967, VG, slipcase; Charles Dickens' Christmas Stories, 1951, F and Louis Zara 's Santa Who Was Late, 1951, VG.  Start price $30.00.
Dickenson, Emily et al

English and American Poets and Poetry
 
Lot 22: Including Encyclopedia of English & American Poets & Poetry; Untermeyer Modern British Poetry 4th rev.; American & English Poetry Since WWII; Emily Dickinson Poems 1st & 2nd series, 1948, G in DJ and Emerson's Essays, VG in slipcase.  Start price $30.00.
Dinesen, Isak

Out of Africa 
 
Lot 138: Modern Library, 1952, VG, DJ.  Start price $30.00.
Doyle, Arthur Conan

Vintage & Antique Book Lot
 
Lot 507: Inc. Milton's Paradise Lost, Longfellow's Poetical Works, Ten Nights in a Bar Room, That Reminds Me Again ((1912), Scott's Lady in the Lake, Doyle's Micah Clarke & Firm of Girdlestone, Truxton King, Tarkington's Kate Fennigate, Little Innocents, Maugham's Summing Up and Wilder's Heavens My Destination.  Start price $30.00.
Evans, Rudulph

Collection of Works 
 
Lot 269: Sculptor, Member of National Academy Natl. Inst. of Arts & Letters, Cross of Legion of Honor, Order of the Crown of Italy, Letters, catalogues, no date. 
Start price $30.00.
Field, Eugene

Collection of Works 
 
Lot 13: Field's Tribune Primer (1st 1900) & Nonsense (1st 1901) and Steig's The Lonely Ones (1st 1942). 
Start price $30.00.
Field, Eugene

The Tribune Primer 
 
Lot 14: Privately printed, VG, laid-in small broadsheet approx. 2" x 5" When Willie Wet the Bed (Diana bond papermark).

Start price $30.00.
Field, Eugene

Complete Tribune Primer Plus 
 
Lot 15: Primer w/75 F. Opper original drawings, 1901, tied book (some separation) and Peter Pauper's Limerick Book, VG w/slipcase.

Start price $15.00.
Franklin Library

First Edition Books 
 
Lot 413: 35 leather bound books.

Start price $350.00.
Franklin Library

Signed Limited Edition Books 
 
Lot 414: 3 leather bound books.

Start price $45.00.
Franklin Library

Pulitzer Prize Books 
 
Lot 415: 22 leather bound books.

Start price $250.00.
Franklin Library

100 Greatest Books 
 
Lot 416: 72 leather bound books.

Start price $700.00.
Franklin, Benjamin

3 Typophile Monographs
 
Lot 11: 95 (1971), 99 (1972) and 125 (1973; VG, together w/figure of Ben at printing press.

Start price $30.00.
Franklin, Benjamin

5 Keepsake Books 
 
Lot 12: 21 (1974), 22 (1975), 23 (1976), 25 (1978) and 27 (1980).

Start price $35.00.
Frost, Robert

Collected Poems 
 
Lot 301: 1930, 1st trade edition, G.

Start price $50.00.
Frostic, Gwen

5 Poetry Books 
 
Lot 296: Beyond Time (VG), To Those Who See (F-VG, 1955), These Things Are Ours (G-VG, 1960, Wing Borne (VG, 1967) and A Place on Earth (G-VG).

Start price $30.00.
Frostic, Gwen

4 Poetry Books 
 
Lot 297: The Enduring Cosmos (1st, VG, 1976), A Walk With Me (G-VG, 1958), Wisps of Mist (VG, 1969), and Contemplate (G-VG, 1973).

Start price $30.00.

Galico, Paul et al

America & the World Styles Books
 
Lot 473: America's taste - Cultural Events of a Century from N.Y. Times pages 1851-1959, 1st, VG, DJ w/tear and The Revealing Eye, Personalities of 1920, 1st, 1967 by Muray & Galico, VG, DJ and The World in Vogue, Folio illus., 1963, VG, DJ.

Start price $30.00.
Gibran, Kahlil

7 Books
 
Lot 272: The Prophet (1966), The Madman (1966), The Forerunner (1969), The Earth Gods (1970), Nymphs of the Valley (1970), Garden of the Prophet (1970) and The Wanderer (1971), all G-VG.

Start price $30.00.
Gibran, Kahlil

5 Books
 
Lot 273: The Prophet (1957), The Broken Wings (1957), A Self Portrait (1959), Thoughts and Meditations (1st, 1960) and Mirrors of the Soul (1965), all G-VG.

Start price $30.00.
Gibran, Kahlil

Two Treasuries & Book 
 
Lot 274: Treasury (1951) & 2nd Treasury (1962) and Lazarus and His Beloved (1st, 1973). All VG w/DJ.

Start price $30.00.
Gibran, Kahlil

Sand and Foam
 
Lot 275: Signed & limited edition, 45/95, G-VG, slipcase (not a good fit).

Start price $1000.00.
Goodman, Linda

Venus Trines At Midnight 
 
Lot 91: 1970, 1st ed., VG, DJ, inscribed by author.

Start price $30.00.
Gunn, Thom

Touch (Poetry) 
 
Lot 89: London, 1967, 1st ed., VG in DJ.

Start price $30.00.
Hamilton, Charles F.

History & Renaissance of The Roycroft Movement
 
Lot 234: By Hamilton, Turgeon & Rust; 1982 pamphlet, VG.

Start price $30.00.
Hart, John S.

The Iris: Illuminated Souvenir for 1851
 
Lot 83: 1st, G-VG, leather binding, printed color and hand-color plates.
Start price $70.00.
Housman, Lawrence

Princess Badoura 
 
Lot 437: A Tale from Arabian Nights, illus. Edmund Dulac, tipped-in color plates, G-VG, some spine wear.

Start price $40.00.
Howe, Henry

Henry Howe's Historical Collection of Ohio
 
Lot 514: 2 vol., 1908, original 3/4 leather & cloth, G-VG, some 700 Engravings.

Start price $30.00.
Howe, Henry

Henry Howe's Historical Collection of Ohio
 
Lot 515: 2 vol., 1908, G-VG, some 700 Engravings, rebound.

Start price $30.00.
Hubbard, Elbert

Little Journeys Homes of the Great
 
Lot 226: 14 vol. w/index, printed by the Roycrofters.

Start price $50.00.
Hubbard, Elbert

Selected Writings 
 
Lot 227: 14 vol. Memorial Edition w/tipped in art (1928) and Elbert Hubbard of East Aurora by Felix Shay (1926).

Start price $50.00.
Hubbard, Elbert

Little Journey to Home of Lord Byron
 
Lot 228: 1899, ltd. 629/940 signed by Elbert Hubbard, hand illumined, G-VG w/slight wear to suede cover& some separation, from series to Homes of English Authors.

Start price $30.00.
Hubbard, Elbert

Little Journey-Home of Johannes Brahms
 
Lot 229: 1901, ltd. 837/940, signed by Elbert Hubbard, hand illumined, G-VG w/slight wear to suede cover, from series to Homes of Great Musicians.

Start price $30.00.
Hubbard, Elbert

Little Journey-Home of Felix Mendelssohn
 
Lot 230: 1901, ltd. 317/940, signed by Elbert Hubbard, hand illumined, VG w/slight wear to suede cover, from series to Homes of Great Musicians.

Start price $30.00.
Hubbard, Elbert

Scrap Book 
 
Lot 231: Roycrofters, 1923, G-VG, cloth ties.

Start price $30.00.
Hubbard, Elbert

Scrap Book 
 
Lot 232: Roycrofters, 1923, VG in DJ, ties.

Start price $30.00.
Hubbard, Elbert

Two Copies of The Fra  
 
Lot 237: Sept. 1909, Vol. 3 #6 Not for Mummies, A Journey of Affirmation and Nov. 1911, Vol. 8 #2 Exponent of the American Philosophy, both good for age.

Start price $30.00.
Hubbard, Elbert

Two Little Journeys 
 
Lot 238: To the Home of Abraham Lincoln, PB, 1911, G-VG and to the Home of Marat (Jean Paul), HB, 1903, VG, DJ w/tears, laid in Roycroft leather bookmark.

Start price $30.00.
Hubbard, Elbert

6 Works 
 
Lot 240: 1914 pamphlet Who Lifted the Lid Out of Hell, G; 1917 pamphlet A Message to Garcia; 1916 pamphlet The Closed or Open Shop-Which?; 1909 A Hundred Point Man, sewn wrapper loose;1909 pamphlet Get Out or Get in Line; 1909 pamphlet Helpful Hints for Business Helpers and Winter 1985 NOBS (Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society) Newsletter. Expected wear.

Start price $30.00.
Hubbard, Elbert

Little Journeys to Homes of the Great
 
Lot 241: 14 vol. Roycrofters, Wm. Wise Co., 1916, Memorial Edition.

Start price $50.00.
Hubbard, Elbert

Little Journeys Guide
 
Lot 241A: To the Homes of the Great, 1926, 1st, Roycrofters.

Start price $20.00.
James, George W.

James' Appreciation of Mark Twain's Writings
 
Lot 47: Twain's Pioneer Writings on Fasting & Health, Joseph Silberstein Bookbinder handmade solander folder.

Start price $40.00.
Keats, John et al

English Literature, Prose & Poetry Books
 
Lot 378: Inc. Sir Paul Harvey's Oxford Companion to English Literature (1937 2nd. Ed., VG), 2 Vol. Oxford Anthologies of English Prose & Poetry (1935 1st, G-VG w/Press Bookplates), Newbolt's Poems of John Keats (Art-Type Ed.) and Viking Poets of the English Language.

Start price $40.00.
Khayyam, Omar

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
 
Lot 435: Illus. by Edmund Dulac, London, tipped-in color plates w/tissues, G-VG.

Start price $50.00.
Khayyam, Omar

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
 
Lot 436: Illus. by Edmund Dulac, tipped-in color plates, VG, 1st thus.

Start price $100.00.
Kipling, Rudyard

Mandalay
 
Lot 88: Drawings by Blanche McManus, 1st, 1/2 cloth, batick straw covers, G0VG, 1899.

Start price $30.00.
Larkin, David et al

Dulac, Nielsen & Fantasy Books
 
Lot 434: 2 Edmund Dulac books: David Larkin's Dulac, PB, 1st, London, 1975; Colin White's Edmund Dulac, HB, 1st, 1976, VG, DJ; Fantasy, The Golden Age of Fantastic Illustration by Brigid Peppin, HB 1st, 1975, VG, DJ and Kay Nielsen edited by avid Larkin, PB, 1st, 1975, VG.

Start price $50.00.
Longfellow,
Henry Wadsworth

Hiawatha
 
Lot 375: Poetry, color illus. Harrison Fisher, 1906, 1st thus, G-VG.

Start price $30.00.
Low, Juliette Gordon

Girl Scouts 1917 Handbook 
 
Lot 25: How Girls Can Help Their Country, G, rare copy (see blurb in photo), handmade solander case.

Start price $70.00.
McGuffey, William

2nd Reader 
 
Lot 176: 1844 hand-post ed., not guide-post as in all later issues, lacking boards in buckram wrapper case.

Start price $70.00.
Milton, John

Paradise Lost A Poem in 12 Books
 
Lot 84: 1 vol. printed by Baskerville for Tonson in London 1759, leather binding by Josef Silverstein, F-VG w/foxing throughout.

Start price $100.00.
Peterson, Virginia

Audubon's Birds of America
 
Lot 86: Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio, 1720/2500, signed by Roger Tory & Virginia Marie Peterson, leather bound, 15.25" x 12.5" x 3.5".

Start price $150.00.
Roskie, Philip

3 Vol. Bookman's Bible 
 
Lot 406: 1850-1899, 1900-1924 & 1925-1949, Vol. 1 & 3 signed by author Phil or Phillip Roskie, Van Allen Bradley's own copies w/letter, notes & inscription. Worn & used set

Start price $50.00.
Roycroft Artists

The Book of the Roycrofters Catalog 
 
Lot 25: Being a catalog of things in paper, leather and copper fashioned Roycroftie by Roycroft artists, 1914, G-VG, scarce and important.

Start price $30.00.
Samuels, Peggy et al.

American West Book Lot 
 
Lot 115: 2 Books on Wm. R. Leigh, 1 by Dubois and 1 by "Cummings together w/Peggy Samuels Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West.

Start price $30.00.
Shakespeare, William

Complete Works Plus 
 
Lot 504: Complete works Review Copy. 1952, VG w/slipcase and Venus and Adonis by Wm. Shakespeare, illus. Ben Kutcher, 1st, 1930, VG.

Start price $30.00.
Sowash, Rick

Bumbleflash
 
Lot 513: A novel of Richland County, 1st ed., ltd. to 500 copies (502) signed by the author and illustrator Tim McKee, 1976, VG.

Start price $30.00.
Steinbeck, John

The Moon Is Down 
 
Lot 133: 1st, 1st issue 1942 w/large dot at p. 112 and author's autograph tipped in, VG, DJ, glassine cover.

Start price $150.00.
Tachnitz

62 Tachnitz Editions 
 
Lot 87: Inc. German Authors 1-28, British Authors 29-41, British Authors continuing 42-62 (titles available on request), leather bound w/marble boards, fine condition.

Start price $250.00.
Tomkins, Pelfro W.

The Birth and Triumph of Cupid  
 
Lot 308: In Her Majesty's Collection from paper cut by Lady Dashwood, Elizabeth, Princess of Great Britain, P. W. Tomkins engraver (Engraver to Her Majesty), published in London 1775, dot and stipple plates.

Start price $250.00.
Twain, Mark

A Connecticut Yankee... 
 
Lot 17: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, 1889, 1st, 2nd issue, pages G-VG, front cover loose & spine (2 pieces) needs repair.

Start price $50.00.
Twain, Mark

Tom Sawyer Abroad 
 
Lot 18: London 1894, 1st English Ed., VG, expertly restored, illustrated by Dan Beard.

Start price $70.00.
Twain, Mark

Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson
 
Lot 19: Comedy, Those Extraordinary Twins, Hartford 1894, 1st ed., 1st issue, VG.

Start price $200.00.
Wakoski, Diane


Collected Greed Parts 1-13 
 
Lot 134: 1 of 50 copies w/page of original holograph poem signed by author, 28/50, 1984.

Start price $50.00.
Wiggin, Katie Douglas

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 
 
Lot 169: Boston, 1903, 1st ed., 1st issue, G-VG.

Start price $45.00.
Wilde, Oscar

House of Pomegranates 
 
Lot 135: And the Story of the Nightingale and The Rose, illus by Ben Kutcher, into by H. L. Mencken, 1st thus, 1918, F-G.

Start price $40.00.
Wilde, Oscar

11 Red Volumes
Little Leather Library 
 
Lot 417: Inc. Stevenson's Will of the Mill, 50 Best Poets England, Tennyson's Enoch Arden, Gilbert's Bob Ballads, Wilde's Salome & Ballad of Reading Gaol, Longfellow's Courtship of Miles Standish, Coleridge's Ancient Mariner, Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, Burns' Poems and Browning's Poems; ca. 1908.

Start price $50.00.
Yates, William

Yates & Maclean View of Science of Life
 
Lot 48: 1801, G-VG copy rebound in green buckram, spine titled, scarce.

Start price $50.00.
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