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Lot 59: 6 Mencken books (1 signed): THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE.

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 Mencken books (1 signed): THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE.
  • 6 Mencken books (1 signed): THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE.
  • 6 Mencken books (1 signed): THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE.
  • 6 Mencken books (1 signed): THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE.
  • 6 Mencken books (1 signed): THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE.
  • 6 Mencken books (1 signed): THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE.
  • 6 Mencken books (1 signed): THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE.
  • 6 Mencken books (1 signed): THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE.
  • 6 Mencken books (1 signed): THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE.
  • 6 Mencken books (1 signed): THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE.
   
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Description: Mencken, H. L. 6 Titles (1 signed). ++ THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE: A PRELIMINARY INQUIRY INTO THE DEVELOPEMENT OF ENGLISH IN THE UNITED STATES. Signed on title page, “H L Mencken/ March 1919.” Alfred A. Knopf, 1919. #71 of 1500. The publisher had been concerned that there would only be a small demand for the book, so the first edition was issued in only 1500 copies, but it sold out quickly. (Adler & Wilhelm, p9). 8vo. Blue cloth. Front hinge broken, surface staining. Lacking dj. ++ H. L. MENCKEN: Fanfare, By Burton Rascoe/ The American Critic, By Vincent O’Sullivan/ Bibliography by F. C. Henderson. Knopf, 1920. 12mo. Orig magenta wraps. 4 plates, 32pp. Very good. ++ Mencken. JAMES BRANCH CABELL. NY: Robert M. McBridge & Company, 1927. 1st edition. Adler & Wilhelm p13. 2 plates, 32pp. Orig blue wraps. Bookseller’s price rubber stamp on front wrap, minor foxing, VG. ++ CHRISTMAS STORY. Knopf, 1946. 1st book edition, previously under the title “Stare Decisis” in an issue of the New Yorker, 1944. Adler & Wilhelm p17. 2nd issue dj (Mencken’s glasses are complete on rear dj panel, but the price is still the original “$1.00 net”). Sq. 12mo. Blue cloth. Very good, minor stain to spine. Dj very good. ++ TREATISE ON RIGHT AND WRONG. Knopf, 1934. 1st edition. Adler & Wilhelm p15. Blue cloth with Mencken’s initials blindstamped on front cover, spine stamped in gilt, yellow top edge. Near fine in good dj with chip to top of dj’s spine, wear to dj’s edges and a few short tears to dj’s upper edge. ++ AMERICANA 1925. Edited by H. L. Mencken, Editor of the American Mercury. Knopf, 1925. Cloth, VG in good dj with loss to top of dj’s spine, smaller chips at spine base/corners. 5.2 Lb.

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