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Lot 61: 6 Firsts: H. L. Mencken, 1 w/ TLS.

Waverly Rare Books Catalog Auction 12-1-2016

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016

Falls Church, VA, USA

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  • 6 Firsts: H. L. Mencken, 1 w/ TLS.
  • 6 Firsts: H. L. Mencken, 1 w/ TLS.
  • 6 Firsts: H. L. Mencken, 1 w/ TLS.
  • 6 Firsts: H. L. Mencken, 1 w/ TLS.
  • 6 Firsts: H. L. Mencken, 1 w/ TLS.
  • 6 Firsts: H. L. Mencken, 1 w/ TLS.
  • 6 Firsts: H. L. Mencken, 1 w/ TLS.
  • 6 Firsts: H. L. Mencken, 1 w/ TLS.
  • 6 Firsts: H. L. Mencken, 1 w/ TLS.
  • 6 Firsts: H. L. Mencken, 1 w/ TLS.
  • 6 Firsts: H. L. Mencken, 1 w/ TLS.
  • 6 Firsts: H. L. Mencken, 1 w/ TLS.
  • 6 Firsts: H. L. Mencken, 1 w/ TLS.
  • 6 Firsts: H. L. Mencken, 1 w/ TLS.
   
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Description: Mencken, H. L. 6 Firsts. ++ PREJUDICES: SECOND SERIES. Alfred A. Knopf, (1920). 1st edition. Adler & Wilhelm, p10. Tipped to ffep is a TLS by Mencken and its original envelope. TLS is to Hunter Stagg (to his address in Richmond, postmarked Sep 3, 1921). Reads “I incline to think that you underestimate Richmond, and perhaps the whole South. The Rotary Clubs, Confederate Veterans, Epworth Leagues, etc., are still very sensitive, but it is my experience with other articles on the South that all the more civilized Southerners begin to welcome plain speech…” Signed “Mencken.” Hunter Stagg’s bookplate on ffep. 8vo. Blue cloth light wear to spine crown, very good. Lacking dj. ++ THE GIST OF NIETZSCHE Arranged by Henry L. Mencken, Author of The Philosophy of Nietzsche. Bos: John W. Luce & Company, 1910. 1st edition. Adler & Wilhelm p22. 12mo. Maroon cloth with printed labels. Light external staining, eps foxed, very good. ++ Mencken. THE ARTIST: A Drama Without Words. Bos: Luce, 1912. 1st edition in book form, after its appearance in issues of The Bohemian Magazine. 12mo. Gray paper covered flexible boards. Edges chipped. ++ Mencken, George Jean Nathan, and Willard Huntington Wright. EUROPE AFTER 8:15. Decorations by Thomas Hart Benton. NY: John Lane Company, 1914. Adler & Wilhelm p23. Binding B (yellow cloth lettered and decorated in black). Front hinge fully cracked. ++ A BOOK OF BURLESQUES. John Lane Company, 1916. 1st collected edition. Adler & Wilhelm pp6-7. Includes folding “Genealogical Chart of the Uplift.” 8vo. Brick red cloth, lacking dj. Hinges cracked. ++ NOTES ON DEMOCRACY. Knopf, (1926). 1st trade edition. Adler & Wilhelm, p12. 8vo. Blue cloth, very good, minor shelfwear at spine ends. Lacking dj. 4.4 Lb.

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