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ABC for Tiny Schools

ABC for Tiny Schools

William Murray Cheney

Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1975. 11/16 x 9/16". Unpaginated. Brick red calf, spine titled in gilt, schoolhouse vignette on title page, each opening with a text on the verso illustrating the usage of the letter on the printed recto, signature with letters C and D loose, otherwise very good condition.

Scarce, limited edition of 200 copies, printed letterpress by William M. Cheney and bound by Bela Blau. "Of the fine printers of the Southern California Renaissance, Cheney is arguably the most unusual," wrote Bruce Whiteman. Bradbury, p. 47.

Dawson's Book Shop
$ 140.00 USD

Abraham Lincoln: An Autobiographical Narrative

Abraham Lincoln: An Autobiographical Narrative

Ralph Geoffrey Newman

Evanston, IL: The Press of Ward Schori, 1992. 153 pp. Approximately 2 1/8 x 2 9/16". Second Edition. 3 Volumes. Marbled slipcase in fine condition; Red, white and blue leather over boards with gilt design on cover and spine by Hugo Grummich, marbled endpapers, photographically reproduced, illustrated, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Press of Ward Schori 72)

The three volumes (red, white, and blue) have a different focus: Vol. I, Youth; Vol. II, Lawyer-Politician; Vol. III, President. The primary material for this work came from Lincoln's writings in 1859 and 1860, as well as other sources. Ralph Geoffrey Newman (1911 - 1998) was a well-known Lincoln scholar who owned a bookstore in Chicago, fittingly called the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop.

The Press of Ward Schori
$ 140.00 USD

Across the River and Into the Trees

Across the River and Into the Trees

Ernest Hemingway

London: Jonathan Cape, 1950. 254 pp. 5 x 7 3/4"; First Edition. Illustrated dust jacket with some minor creases and rubbing, first British edition predating American one, original price intact, small chip to top of spine, in very good condition; Green cloth over boards with crisp lettering on spine, some fading to spine bottom, foxing to several first pages, previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, otherwise in very good condition.

Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961) was an American writer who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. This book was a bestseller in America, although it did not get good reviews elsewhere. It did stay at the top of the New York Time bestseller's list for seven weeks in 1950. It is set in Italy after the war in 1946.

Jonathan Cape
$ 140.00 USD

Across the River and Into the Trees

Across the River and Into the Trees

Ernest Hemingway

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. 308 pp. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2"; First Edition, later state dust jacket with orange lettering on spine panel. Illustrated dust jacket with some minor creases and rubbing, first American edition with letter A on copyright page, original price of $3.00 intact, some chipping and creasing, small tears, in very good condition; Black cloth over boards with crisp lettering on spine, old tape residue on paste-down endpapers and dust jacket flaps, otherwise in very good condition.

Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961) was an American writer who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. This book was a bestseller in America, although it did not get good reviews elsewhere. It did stay at the top of the New York Time bestseller's list for seven weeks in 1950. It is set in Italy after the war in 1946.

Charles Scribner's Sons
$ 95.00 USD

Adam's Diary

Adam's Diary

Mark Twain

Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1983. 2 3/8 x 2 1/8". 36 pp. LIMITED EDITION of 125 copies, this being #34. Blue cloth over boards with gilt title on cover, illustrated endpapers with illustrations throughout by Catryna Ten Eyck, signed by the illustrator and the binder on the colophon, bookstore ticket on rear endpaper, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Lime Rock 16)

A humorous account from Twain about Adam describing how Eve is introduced into the Garden of Eden. Eve is described as an annoying creature and Adam cannot figure out how a lot of things work. All ends well though with Adam falling in love with her.

Lime Rock Press
$ 70.00 USD

Addie, an Obituary, 1895

Addie, an Obituary, 1895

Anonymous

Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1987. 38 pp. Approximately 2 7/16 x 2". LIMITED EDITION of 120 copies, this being #76. Black cloth over boards with gilt title and decorations on front cover, bound by John Lariviere, frontispiece, in near fine condition. (Bradbury, Schori 43)

The obituary of Addie Eliza Haley (1868 - 1895) of Buda, Illinois. This pretty little book is both a loving tribute to a young woman who died too soon, and an example of the different style of writing of the 19th century.

Press of Ward Schori
$ 50.00 USD

Adlai: The Wit and Wisdom of Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Adlai: The Wit and Wisdom of Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Jane Baird

Sausalito, CA: Castle Baird Press, 1993. 32 pp. Approximately 2 x 2 1/2 ". LIMITED EDITION of 75 copies, this being #32. Printed paper boards with design and lettering by Susan Acker and Mary McDermott at the Feathered Serpent Press, printed endpapers with the United Nations emblem repeated, US Postage stamp of Adlai Stevenson tipped in at front, Doonesbury cartoon by Gary Trudeau folded in, signed by both the author and publishers, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Castle Baird 3)

A brief but compassionate bio about Adlai Stevenson II (1900 - 1965), a Governor of Illinois, a U.S. Presidential Candidate, and a U.N. Ambassador.

Castle Baird Press
$ 50.00 USD

Adlai: The Wit and Wisdom of Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Adlai: The Wit and Wisdom of Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Jane Baird

Sausalito, CA: Castle Baird Press, 1993. 32 pp. Approximately 2 x 2 1/2 ". LIMITED EDITION of 75 copies, this being #8. Printed paper boards with design and lettering by Susan Acker and Mary McDermott at the Feathered Serpent Press, printed endpapers with the United Nations emblem repeated, US Postage stamp of Adlai Stevenson tipped in at front, Doonesbury cartoon by Gary Trudeau folded in, miniature bookplate of well-known scholar and miniature book collector Kalman Levitan (also the founder and first president of the Miniature Book Society) on front paste-down endpaper, signed by both the author and publishers, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Castle Baird 3)

A brief but compassionate bio about Adlai Stevenson II (1900 - 1965), a Governor of Illinois, a U.S. Presidential Candidate, and a U.N. Ambassador. levitan

Castle Baird Press
$ 55.00 USD

After Worlds Collide

After Worlds Collide

Edwin Balmer, Philip Wylie

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1943. 341 pp. 5 1/4 x 7 3/4"; First Lippincott Edition thus. Illustrated dust jacket has original price of $2.00 on front jacket flap, some chipping and loss at spine extremities, minor chipping and tears, some spots and creases on front cover, previous tape repairs on the inside of the jacket, in good condition; Tan cloth over boards with blue planet design on cover and crisp blue lettering on spine, some foxing throughout, loose hinges but still intact, a nice copy in very good + condition. (Curry p. 562, Clute & Nicholls p. 86)

Philip Gordon Wylie (1902 - 1971) was a prolific American author of science fiction, mysteries, and nuclear holocaust threats among other things. Interestingly, he wrote a fictional book, "The Paradise Crater", in 1945 about a Nazi conspiracy to develop and use uranium-237 bombs, months before the actual testing of such a device at Alamogordo, and was arrested by the Federal Government. Edwin Balmer (1883 - 1959) was an American science fiction and mystery writer, an editor, and a trained engineer. He is best known for his books with Wylie, "When Worlds Collide", and this sequel, which tells of the survivors of the prequel settling on a new planet, fighting off some Asiatic communists, and prospering after the destruction of Earth.

J. B. Lippincott Co.
$ 210.00 USD

Agreeableness

Agreeableness

Dr. Frank Crane

Portsmouth, OH: Gilguy Press, 1994. 16 pp. Approximately 2 x 2 5/8". LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies, this being #6. Patterned cloth over boards with silver label on front cover, letterpress, signed on the colophon by the publisher, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Gilguy #7)

An uplifting short excerpt from "Four Minute Essays (Vol. 1)", published in 1919, extolling the virtue of agreeableness.

Gilguy Press
$ 70.00 USD