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THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE:  ITS RECORD IN EARLY PRINTED BOOKS PUBLISHED IN FACSIMILE.  A CATALOUGE OF THE FIRST 143 VOLUMES NOW OUT, REPRODUCING ALL TITLE-PAGES AND A LIST OF FORTHCOMING VOLUMES OF THE 3rd GROUP (1969)., Beattie, W., et al, editors.
1 Beattie, W., et al, editors. THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE: ITS RECORD IN EARLY PRINTED BOOKS PUBLISHED IN FACSIMILE. A CATALOUGE OF THE FIRST 143 VOLUMES NOW OUT, REPRODUCING ALL TITLE-PAGES AND A LIST OF FORTHCOMING VOLUMES OF THE 3rd GROUP (1969).
Amsterdam / New York Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm / Da Capo Press 1969 Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
Unpaginated, 9" H. Red cloth, dark blue title blocks with gilt lettering on spine and front board, and gilt overlapping E's (for "English Experience") on front board. Reproduces, in b&w, the title pages of the 143 books reproduced in facsimile for this series (to date of printing) and lists the 69 volumes projected for the Third Group. Faint cigarette odor, previous owner's name/date on front pastedown, small crease/tear at bottom corner of last text page - archivally taped, slight bump at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump/tear at top edge of rear board, small remainder mark on bottom of text block, small faint stain on front board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOHN O'HARA:  A CHECKLIST.  WITH A PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED SPEECH BY JOHN O'HARA., Bruccoli, Matthew J., compiler.  (John O'Hara.)
2 Bruccoli, Matthew J., compiler. (John O'Hara.) JOHN O'HARA: A CHECKLIST. WITH A PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED SPEECH BY JOHN O'HARA.
New York Random House 1972 0394469917 / 9780394469911 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
136 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w reproductions. "From the publication of 'Appointment in Samarra' (1934), John O'Hara enjoyed popular acclaim as a novelist and then as a short-story writer, but the close study of his work in literature courses is yet to come. This checklist will facilitate the efforts of scholars and students to make a more serious assessment of his impact on American writing. Not only does Matthew J. Bruccoli list all the books, stories, and articles by O'Hara published in the English language; he also includes public statements, printed letters, and interviews. Detailed bibliographical descriptions of first printings of books are provided, with facsimiles of all first-printing title pages." Small remainder mark on bottom of text block, previous owner's bookplate on recto of free front endpaper, one or two few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear, very light browning on spine and on inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MAPLE LEAF ROUTE:  FALAISE., Copp, Terry and Vogel, Robert.
3 Copp, Terry and Vogel, Robert. MAPLE LEAF ROUTE: FALAISE.
(Maple Leaf Route, Alma, Ontario, 1983). 
143 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919907024 Profusely illus. with b&w maps, photos, drawings and plans. The second volume in a series on the Canadian campaign in Northwest Europe 1944-45. "...contains the stor y of Allied and German strategy in the last month of the Normandy Campaign as well as a detailed account of the battles fought by the Canadians along the road to Falaise. The text is complemented by contemporary photographs, War Art, a new s e r i e s o f maps oriented to illustrate the thrust of the Allied assault, and facsimiles of War Diaries from many Canadian regiments." Waviness to top/bottom edges of textblock - no evidence of dampness, minor edge wear, soft crease down front f re e en dp ap e r. Dust jacket has fading to spine/front hinge color, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to inside edges. Very good/Very Good- 
Price: 47.50 USD
 
 
4 Dickerman, Marion, compiled by. THE STORY OF THE LAST OF THE OLD WHALERS, "CHARLES W. MORGAN".
Marine Museum of the Marine Historical Association, Mystic, Connecticut, [1954], revised and reprinted edition. 
28 pp, 9" H x 6" D, stapled in wraps. B&w photographs, drawings, facsimiles of log pages, chronology of voyages. "She was the pride of New Bedford when on July 21, 1841, she slid down the ways of Jethro and Zachariah Hillman's shipyard into the Acushnet River, the largest and finest addition to New Bedford's great and growing fleet of whaleships..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to covers edges, very light edge wear, minor creasing at spine area. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SYLVAE.  JOHN DRYDEN 1685.  A SCOLAR PRESS FACSIMILE., Dryden, John.  Introduction by James Kinsley.
5 Dryden, John. Introduction by James Kinsley. SYLVAE. JOHN DRYDEN 1685. A SCOLAR PRESS FACSIMILE.
Scolar Press, Menston, Yorkshire, 1973, facsimile of London, 1685 edition. 
495 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0854179380 "The purpose of the Scholar Press General Series is to issue in facsimile works which have contributed historically and, usually, imaginatively to the broad development of literature in the English language. Major works, which may be familiar but whose impact is often veiled by the inaccuracies and obfuscations of later editions, are included in accurate facsimiles of authoritative or otherwise significant early texts..." Previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear to boards, one very small corner bump, very minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, a few tiny tears with creases at top of spine - one other tiny closed tear. VG/VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
6 Gilbert, W.S., Sir. Illustrated by Russell Flint & Charles E. Brock. (Gilbert & Sullivan.) THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD, OR THE MERRYMAN AND HIS MAID.
Mayflower/Macmillan, (New York, 1979), facsimile reprint of Macmillan's 1929 edition. 
102 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket, integral red ribbon bookmark. 8 full-page color plates by Russell Flint, b&w pen & ink drawings throughout by Charles E. Brock, R.I. One of the Facsimile Classics Series. "(This), the eleventh Gilbert and Sullivan opera, was first performed at the Savoy Theatre, London, on 3 October 1888. The combination of Sir William S. Gilbert's lyrics and the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan is as fresh today as when it first appeared, but many peopl e f o r g e t t h at Gilbert was a brilliant dramatist and humorist in his own right...In this facsimile reprint of the famous 1929 edition, the lyrics are accompanied by color illustrations by Russell Flint, President of the Royal Society of Pain te r s in W at er co l ou rs (1936-1956), whose work is now more sought after than ever before, and black-and-white ink drawings by Charles Brock." Light edge wear to boards - mainly on bottom edge. Dust jacket is price-clipped and has minor edg e w ea r. V G/V G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PENNY HISTORIES:  A STUDY OF CHAPBOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS OVER TWO CENTURIES., Neuburg, Victor E.
7 Neuburg, Victor E. THE PENNY HISTORIES: A STUDY OF CHAPBOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS OVER TWO CENTURIES.
New York Harcourt, Brace & World 1969 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
227 pp, 12mo (7" H), red cloth spine with lettering/border in gold, cream paper-covered boards reproducing the illustration from the dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "For this, the second volume in Milestones in Children's Literature, Victor E. Neuburg has written an admirable study of the famous 'penny histories' or chapbooks which formed almost the entire reading matter of the poorer people in eighteenth-century England. At a time when children's literature had a strong religious and didactic basis, these little paperbound books, however crudely produced and illustrated, kept alive traditional tales of romance and adventure, and fed the imagination of young and old alike. Facsimiles of seven of the 'penny histories' are included in the present volume, and there is a detailed bibliography of source material." The chapbooks included in facsimile reproduction are: The History of Guy of Warwick; Fairy Stories; The Interesting Story of the Children in the Wood; An Elegy on the Death and Burial of Cock Robin; A Peep at the Various Nations of the World; Toads and Diamonds; The Rod. Includes a section on chapbooks in America. Tiny mark on verso of free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A SINGULAR STORY., Retrac, H.  Notes by Margaret Crawford Maloney
8 Retrac, H. Notes by Margaret Crawford Maloney A SINGULAR STORY.
Toronto Public Library / Friends of Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, Toronto, 1981, limited edition of 1,000 copies. 
Unpaginated, 10" H, hard cover (medium brown cloth with dark brown lettering/decoration on front board) - no dust jacket. Facsimile reproduction of a rhyming text in script with illustrations, detailing the 'evils' of drink and the career of old Ja ne as she succumbs to and finally denounces both social and medicinal restoratives. A history and explanation of the text by Margaret Crawford Maloney, Head, Osborne Collection, is given in three pages at the end of the book. Minor wrink l i n g a t b o ttom of spine, minor edge rubbing. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RISTIGOUCHE AND ITS SALMON FISHING, WITH A CHAPTER ON ANGLING LITERATURE., Sage, Dean.  Edited by Colonel Henry A. Siegel and Harry C. Marschalk, Jr.  Introduction by Arnold Gingrich.  Notice by DeWitt Sage.
9 Sage, Dean. Edited by Colonel Henry A. Siegel and Harry C. Marschalk, Jr. Introduction by Arnold Gingrich. Notice by DeWitt Sage. THE RISTIGOUCHE AND ITS SALMON FISHING, WITH A CHAPTER ON ANGLING LITERATURE.
Goshen, Connecticut Angler's and Shooter's Press 1973 Limited Edition. Full-Leather Very Good+ Charles DeFeo and Ogden M. Pleissner. 
(xxxvi), (xvi), 304 pp, 12 3/4" H. No. 115 of 250 copies, initialled on limitation page by both editors. Full dark blue leather with bevelled edges, five raised bands and gilt lettering/decoration on spine, gilt banding and illustration of bird of prey with salmon on front board. Top edge gilt, integral ribbon bookmark, marbled endpapers. A facsimile of the 1888 edition, reproducing the original b&w illustrations, fold-out map, decorative headpieces and initial capitals, etc., with the addition of a tissue-covered colour frontispiece by Charles DeFeo - "Dean Sage's Favorite Flies" (signed) and a colour plate by Ogden M. Pleissner (signed). Chapter headings: The River; Canoes and Indians; Camp Harmony; The Salmon; Tackle and How to Use It; The Salmon of the Matapedia Bridge; Hours for Angling; The Waugan et Infra; The Season of 1885; The Adventures of 1886; Angling Literature. Includes an Introduction by Arnold Gingrich, "A Notice of Dean Sage" by DeWitt L. Sage and a Bibliography. The verso of the free front endpaper shows some separation at the hinge (not visible from the front) - probably due to the thickness of the paper. Very minor wear at top/bottom corner of rear board and at bottom of rear hinge, very minor wear on bottom edge of both boards, small light scuff (approx. 3/4") to gilt on top of text block. A very handsome production. Additional pictures available on request. Very Good+ to Near Fine 
Price: 1250.00 USD
 
 
BEATRICE CRANE HER BOOK (THE 2nd), JUNE 1st 1879., Walter Crane.
10 Walter Crane. BEATRICE CRANE HER BOOK (THE 2nd), JUNE 1st 1879.
Toronto Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, Toronto Public Library 1983 0919486746 / 9780919486744 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) Walter Crane. 
9 pp + unpaginaged facsimile reproduction of Crane's journal, 8vo (8 1/8" H). Printed in a limited edition of 2000 copies. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of Crane 's charming watercolours. " 'Beatrice Crane Her Book (The 2nd) June Ist 1879', published here for the first time, is a charming series of forty-six captioned water colours, spontaneously and joyfully created by a father for his daughter, mingling family fun, folklore and fantasy over a Victorian summer. The Osborne manuscript is a plain black notebook (now well worn and shiny), typical of the many which Crane purchased for this purpose. For the facsimile edition, the cloth binding (similar in texture and tone to the original) has been embellished with a design blocked in gold. It is taken from Walter Crane's original pen and ink sketch - also held by the Osborne Collection - depicting a flying crane holding in its beak the artist's signature in the form of his characteristic rebus. The Cranes were a lively, gifted and secure family, with rich and varied lives, tinged by the romantic and the unconventional; the unstudied pages of (this book) offer a privileged glimpse." Small shallow dint to last few pages due to very small lump under rear pastedown, very light edge wear, very light rubbing to boards. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BEATRICE CRANE HER BOOK (THE 2nd), JUNE 1st 1879., Walter Crane.
11 Walter Crane. BEATRICE CRANE HER BOOK (THE 2nd), JUNE 1st 1879.
Toronto Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, Toronto Public Library 1983 0919486746 / 9780919486744 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) Walter Crane. 
9 pp + unpaginaged facsimile reproduction of Crane's journal, 8vo (8 1/8" H). Printed in a limited edition of 2000 copies. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of Crane 's charming watercolours. " 'Beatrice Crane Her Book (The 2nd) June Ist 1879', published here for the first time, is a charming series of forty-six captioned water colours, spontaneously and joyfully created by a father for his daughter, mingling family fun, folklore and fantasy over a Victorian summer. The Osborne manuscript is a plain black notebook (now well worn and shiny), typical of the many which Crane purchased for this purpose. For the facsimile edition, the cloth binding (similar in texture and tone to the original) has been embellished with a design blocked in gold. It is taken from Walter Crane's original pen and ink sketch - also held by the Osborne Collection - depicting a flying crane holding in its beak the artist's signature in the form of his characteristic rebus. The Cranes were a lively, gifted and secure family, with rich and varied lives, tinged by the romantic and the unconventional; the unstudied pages of (this book) offer a privileged glimpse." Very minor wear at top/bottom of hinges and at corners. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Watts, Alan W. THE SPIRIT OF ZEN: A WAY OF LIFE, WORK AND ART IN THE FAR EAST.
Charles E. Tuttle, Rutland, Vermont, 1992 (facsimile editin of John Murray edition of 1955). 
137 pp, 6 3/4" H, hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and image on front board) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0804817987 Contents: Preface to Second Edition; Foreword; The Origins of Zen; The Secret of Zen; The Technique o f Zen; Life in a Zen Community; Zen and the Civilization of the Far East; Conclusion; Appendices: Bibliography; Glossary. Very minor soiling on rear board. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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