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A Little Pilgrim

A Little Pilgrim

Margaret Oliphant

Boston: Roberts Brothers 1882, hardcover. SIGNED by "Mrs. Oliphant" on title page. Grey cloth over boards with gilt lettering on cover and spine, cover has some stains, spine is worn with a little tear on the back side, red topstain, previous owner's name on ffep, tanning to pages, otherwise good+ condition.

Born Margaret Oliphant Wilson (1828 - 1897) was a Scottish novelist and historical writer. She usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. She often wrote about domestic realism, and historical novels but took to writing supernational fiction in the 1880's. This is a collection of stories that deals with after-death experiences.

Roberts Brothers
$ 95.00 USD

A Mark Twain Sampler

A Mark Twain Sampler

Mark Twain

Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1980. 3 x 2 1/2". 64 pp. LIMITED EDITION of 1,001 copies. Marbled paper wrappers, printed label, illustrated by Catryna Ten Eyck, signed by the illustrator on the colophon, bookstore label on rear free endpaper, printed by offset lithography, prospectus laid in at the rear, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Lime Rock 3)

A note from the publisher: This small volume is a sampler of literary nuggets from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", written by Mark Twain and first published in 1884. The blues and greens of the marbled paper respresent the colors of the Mississippi River. A lovely book, both inside and out.

Lime Rock Press
$ 50.00 USD

A Mystery on Skates

A Mystery on Skates

Rosalie Gray

Portsmouth, OH: Gilguy Press, 1994. 36 pp. Approximately 2 1/4 x 3". LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies, this being #27. Patterned cloth over boards with silver label on front cover, letterpress, signed on the colophon by the publisher, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Gilguy #10)

A short story from "Peterson's Magazine", published in 1864, regarding a mysterious veiled skater at a local frozen pond.

Gilguy Press
$ 70.00 USD

A Natural History of Birds and Beasts; shewing the character and properties of each animal

A Natural History of Birds and Beasts; shewing the character and properties of each animal

Anonymous

London: J. Wallis, 1801. 32 pp. + 16 unnumbered leaves of plates. approx. 2 1/8 x 3 3/4". Original pink boards with blue label pasted down on front cover, illustrated with copper plates, a few of which have been hand colored, some wear to covers, text block split in the middle to expose the spine, in very good + condition.

Printed for John Wallis (died 1818) who was best known as a publisher of board games, although he was also a bookseller, music seller and cartographer. This is a rare natural history book for children and is in wonderful condition, considering the audience it was intended for. Only in 7 institutions on Worldcat.

J. Wallis
$ 475.00 USD

A Small Collection, Fauna/ Flora/ Fists/ Follies

A Small Collection, Fauna/ Flora/ Fists/ Follies

Claire Bolton

Oxford, England: The Alembic Press, 1990 - 1992. Four volumes, each 1 1/2 x 2". Marbled paper over boards with various color cloth spines, titles on spine either in gilt or paper label, limited to 100 copies each, all numbered #70 on the colophon, letterpress, in fine condition with fine marbled paper slipcase.

Nearly all the Alembic Press's books are about, or illustrate, aspects of letterpress printing, type, illustration, or paper and bookbinding. A Small Collections of Fists (1990) shows various sizes and styles of fists that printers have used from early days to draw attention to certain texts. A Small Garden of Flora (1991) shows various printer's flowers from the Alembic Press collection. A Small Farm of Fauna (1992) show various animal letterpress blocks with a loose concern with endangered species. A Foible of Follies (1992) shows typographical blocks that have "proved so far to be of little or no practical use whatsoever." A beautiful set of books sure to please anyone.

The Alembic Press
$ 285.00 USD

A to Z in Filigree

A to Z in Filigree

Susan Acker

San Rafael, CA: Feathered Serpent Press, 1982. (32 pp). Approximately 3/4 x 1/2". LIMITED EDITION of 295 copies, this being #51. Red leather with gilt designs on covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, miniature bookplate of Grace Broecker (a major collector of miniature books), miniature bookplate of Robert E. Massmann (publisher of books at REM Miniatures), a fine copy. (Bradbury, Feathered Serpent Press, 3)

A beautiful book, both inside and out. Contains filigree alphabet letters and two bookplates of people well-known in the miniature book trade.

Feathered Serpent Press
$ 115.00 USD

A Tourist In Spite of Himself

A Tourist In Spite of Himself

A. Edward Newton

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1930. 252 pp. Approximately 6 x 9". Limited Edition of 525 copies, this being #71. Signed by the author. Cardboard slip case is in good condition with some splitting to edges, past repairs, paper label on spine indicating title and limited edition number; Blue cloth quarter bound over decorative boards with torn label pasted down to spine, many black and white illustrations by Gluyas Williams throughout, in near fine condition.

A delightful book about a book collector's travels around the world, particularly Scandinavia, London, Paris, Egypt, Jerusalem and Rome, all told from a very humorous perspective. Newton also authored The Amenities of Book-Collecting.

Little, Brown & Co.
$ 115.00 USD

A Treatise on Venereal Disease

A Treatise on Venereal Disease

John Hunter

Philadephia: Blanchard and Lea, 1853. 520 pp. + 32 pages of advertising. Approx. 6 x 9 1/4". Brown cloth over boards with gilt title on spine and elaborate blind stamping on both covers and spine, some bubbling to the front cover, previous owner's name in ink on front paste-down endpaper, 8 black and white plates with illustrations, foxing to endpapers and page edges, spine ends show a little wear, some corner bumping, otherwise in very good + condition.

As noted on the title page, there were "copious additions by Dr. Philip Ricord, surgeon the the Hopital du Midi, Paris." This is a reprint of an edition by George Babington in 1837, along with the works of Hunter and Ricord. Topics include the origins/modes/forms of the Venereal Poison, Gonorrhea in Women and Men, Veneral Disease, Chancres, Buboes and more.

Blanchard and Lea
$ 115.00 USD

A Walk Through a Country Graveyard; The Early Dead of Lucasville

A Walk Through a Country Graveyard; The Early Dead of Lucasville

Anonymous

Portsmouth, OH: Gilguy Press, 1993. 32 pp. Approximately 2 x 2 1/2". LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies, this being #9. Green cloth over boards with gold label on front cover, letterpress, woodcut frontispiece, signed on the colophon by the publisher, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Gilguy #6)

A little bit of colorful history of the town of Lucasville, located in Scioto County in Southern Ohio.

Gilguy Press
$ 95.00 USD

A Year of Prophesying

A Year of Prophesying

H. G. Wells

New York: Macmillan Company, 1925. 352 pp. Approximately 5 1/4 x 7 1/2". 1st edition. Red cloth over boards with title panelled and blind stamped on front cover, gilt title on spine, no dust jacket, minor foxing on page edges, otherwise, very good plus condition.

Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946) is often called the "father of science fiction" along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. A Year of Prophesying is a collection of 55 essays by Wells, written for newspaper columns between 1923 and 1924. An insightful view of early 20th century history.

Macmillan Company
$ 50.00 USD