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Auction Description for Swann: 19TH & 20TH CENTURY LITERATURE
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Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2319 - 19th & 20th Century Literature - begins at 1:30pm in New York on Thurs, June 20. All material in Sale 2319 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows: Sat, June 15: Noon to 5pm - Mon, June 17: 10am to 6pm - Tues, June 18: 10am to 6pm - Wed, June 19: 10am to 6pm - Thurs, June 20: 10am to Noon.

19TH & 20TH CENTURY LITERATURE

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

303 lots | 187 with images

June 20, 2013

Live Auction

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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APPERLEY, CHARLES J. The Life of a Sportsman. By Nimrod.

Lot 1: APPERLEY, CHARLES J. The Life of a Sportsman. By Nimrod.

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Description: APPERLEY, CHARLES J. The Life of a Sportsman. By Nimrod. 36 hand-colored aquatint plates by Henry Alken. 8vo, full red crushed levant with triple gilt borders, six spine compartments with gilt lettering in two and sporting motifs in four, by Zaehnsdorf, spine slightly but evenly darkned, joints and a few areas along spine a bit rubbed; scattered average foxing, mostly to preliminaries and endleaves, a few pages toned, front hinge cracked; large bookplate of Edward Motley Weld to front pastedown; plain cloth slipcase. first edition, first issue./span Tooley 65; Schwerdt I, 36. London: Ackerman, Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 1842

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ARNOLD, MATTHEW. Cromwell: A Prize Poem, Recited in the Theatre, Oxford; June 28, 1843.

Lot 2: ARNOLD, MATTHEW. Cromwell: A Prize Poem, Recited in the Theatre, Oxford; June 28, 1843.

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Description: RICHARD CONGREVE COPY ARNOLD, MATTHEW. Cromwell: A Prize Poem, Recited in the Theatre, Oxford; June 28, 1843. 15 pages. 12mo, printed tan wrappers, backstrip with later stitch repair, scattered soiling, soft creasing; laid into plain cloth folder, worn. Oxford: J. Vincent, 1843

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ASIMOV, ISAAC. I, Robot.

Lot 3: ASIMOV, ISAAC. I, Robot.

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Description: ASIMOV, ISAAC. I, Robot. 8vo, original green boards, slightly bowed, dust jacket, mild age-toning to flaps and back panel, light wear to fold corners, few soil marks to back panel; pen notes on front pastedown. first british edition/span with jacket colors still bright. London: Grayson & Grayson, (1952)

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Lot 4: BALDWIN, JAMES. Go Tell It On the Mountain.

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Description: BALDWIN, JAMES. Go Tell It On the Mountain. 8vo, publisher's cloth, spot of fading at spine head; dust jacket, closed tears along spine panel and front flap, spine panel faded with chip across author name, dampstain most evident on verso. first edition of the author's first book./span New York: Knopf, 1953

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BECKETT, SAMUEL. Stirrings Still.

Lot 5: BECKETT, SAMUEL. Stirrings Still.

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Description: BECKETT, SAMUEL. Stirrings Still. Original lithographed print in two tones and 8 lithographed drawings in black, printed by Pierre Chave at his Atelier in Vence, France. Folio, vellum backed linen stamped in gold along spine and cover; linen slipcase. New York: Blue Moon Books, 1988

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BESTER, ALFRED. The Demolished Man.

Lot 6: BESTER, ALFRED. The Demolished Man.

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Description: BESTER, ALFRED. The Demolished Man. 8vo, publisher's 1/4 cloth over plum boards; top edges stained black; dust jacket, light edgewear, short closed tear at spine panel head. Chicago: Shasta Publishers, (1953)

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Lot 7: (BIBLIOGRAPHY.) Lowndes, William Thomas. Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature.

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Description: (BIBLIOGRAPHY.) Lowndes, William Thomas. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature. 6 volumes. Small 8vo, later 1/2 parchment-backed blue cloth, spines gilt, morocco lettering pieces, moderate shelf wear, all edges stained yellow; contents clean; unobtrusive tickets to rear pastedowns. London: George Bell, 1883

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Lot 8: (BIBLIOGRAPHY.) Blanck, Jacob; et al. Bibliography of American Literature.

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Description: (BIBLIOGRAPHY.) Blanck, Jacob; et al. Bibliography of American Literature. Volumes 1-9 (of 10); lacks the index. 4to, original cloth. New Haven, (1977-91)

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[BIERCE, AMBROSE.] The Fiend's Delight.

Lot 9: [BIERCE, AMBROSE.] The Fiend's Delight.

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Description: FIRST BOOK [BIERCE, AMBROSE.] The Fiend's Delight. By Dod Grile. 12mo, brown cloth decoratively stamped in blind and gold, with gilt lettering and satyr figure on front cover and spine, top of spine with chip into gilt rule, front hinge cracked; original brown coated endpapers (front free endpaper loose); ownership inscription on half-title and pictorial bookplate of Vincent Starrett on front pastedown. London: John Camden Hotten, [1873]

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[BIERCE, AMBROSE.] Nuggets and Dust Panned Out in California.

Lot 10: [BIERCE, AMBROSE.] Nuggets and Dust Panned Out in California.

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Description: [BIERCE, AMBROSE.] Nuggets and Dust Panned Out in California. By Dod Grile. Small 8vo, original pictorial wrappers, lower front cover crease, small dampstain and discolorations, few nicks at backstrip extremities; bookplate tipped to verso of front wrapper, ownership signature on upper margin of half-title; cloth chemise within slipcase with morocco lettering label. London: Chatto & Windus, [1873]

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BOSWELL, JAMES. The Life of Samuel Johnson.

Lot 11: BOSWELL, JAMES. The Life of Samuel Johnson.

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Description: EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED SET BOSWELL, JAMES. The Life of Samuel Johnson. 5 volumes. Each volume with engraved colored frontispiece and title-vignette, profusion of plates (some folding, many colored), facsimiles, and additional material. 8vo, contemporary full red crushed morocco with faux bands stamped in black, covers and spine compartments bordered in gilt, all edges and turn-ins gilt, by Bayntun, slight rubbing to a few joints, occasional shallow stray marks and faint staining to covers on a few volumes; occasional foxing chiefly to preliminaries but overall quite clean internally. London: George Bell, 1884

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BOSWELL, JAMES. The Life of Samuel Johnson.

Lot 12: BOSWELL, JAMES. The Life of Samuel Johnson.

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Description: BOSWELL, JAMES. The Life of Samuel Johnson. 6 volumes extended to 11. Profusely illustrated with 508 inserted portraits and views, additional titles in red and black. 8vo, contemporary full tan pebbled morocco, covers with gilt scrollwork cornerpieces within gilt rules, central gilt portrait motif of Johnson surrounded by gilt laurels, spine gilt in compartments, top edges gilt, inner dentelles, spines slightly dulled, slight rubbing mostly to corners, very occasional discoloration to covers; occasional offsetting to pages from plates. extra-illustrated set./span Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1887

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BOWLES, PAUL. Archive of Signed Correspondence to John B.L. Goodwin.

Lot 13: BOWLES, PAUL. Archive of Signed Correspondence to John B.L. Goodwin.

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Description: OF JANE: "I AM SAD, BUT ONLY FOR THE FIRST STROKE AND THE YEARS OF SUFFERING..." BOWLES, PAUL. Archive of Signed Correspondence to John B.L. Goodwin. 13 Typed Letters Signed, 8vo, most one page, rectos only; 4 Autograph Letters Signed; 1 Autograph Postcard Signed; few pieces of unsigned ephemeral matter, else Signed "Paul" or "Paul B." Vp, 1957-91

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(BRADBURY, RAY.) Jerry Weist. Bradbury: An Illustrated Life.

Lot 14: (BRADBURY, RAY.) Jerry Weist. Bradbury: An Illustrated Life.

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Description: (BRADBURY, RAY.) Jerry Weist. Bradbury: An Illustrated Life. Illustrated throughout. Folio, original full red leatherette, gilt-stamped; housed in matching felt-lined folding tray-case. Hampton Falls: Donald M. Grant, 2004

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Lot 15: BRADBURY, RAY. Dandelion Wine.

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Description: BRADBURY, RAY. Dandelion Wine. 8vo, yellow cloth stamped in blue and gold, top edges stained yellow; original pictorial dust jacket, minor dust soiling, mostly on rear panel, thin lines of age toning on folds and flap edges; few small remnants of old cellotate on pastedowns. first edition./span With later affixed sticker on front free endpaper bearing Bradbury's presentation inscription: "For Richard Leekley - This copy of 'Dandelion Wine' signed with the good wishes of Ray Bradbury, April 1971." New York: Doubleday, 1957

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BRADBURY, RAY. Fahrenheit 451.

Lot 16: BRADBURY, RAY. Fahrenheit 451.

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Description: SIGNED LIMITED, FIREPROOF EDITION BRADBURY, RAY. Fahrenheit 451. Illustrated by Joe Muganini. 8vo, bound in white Johns-Manville Quinterra, "an asbestos material with exceptional resistance to pyrolysis" (incineration that chemically decomposes organic materials by heat in the absence of oxygen), lettered in red, boards moderately rubbed with smudging mainly to front cover, light wear to spine tips and corners, but none of the chipping to the boards as normally seen with this title; internally clean with text tight, bright and clean; housed in custom clamshell case. New York: Ballantine, (1953)

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Lot 17: BRADBURY, RAY. Fahrenheit 451.

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Description: BRADBURY, RAY. Fahrenheit 451. 8vo, red boards lettered in yellow, outer board edges mottled slightly, vertical crease along spine; dust jacket, overall finger-soiling, small nicks at corners, closed tear at lower front and spine panel fold, unclipped. first edition./span Pringle 749-55. New York: Ballantine, (1953)

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BRADBURY, RAY. The Illustrated Man.

Lot 18: BRADBURY, RAY. The Illustrated Man.

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Description: BRADBURY, RAY. The Illustrated Man. 8vo, original light brown cloth with dark brown spine titles; dust jacket, minor rubbing at spine panel ends, slim lines of faint age-toning along inner flap folds. Garden City: Doubleday, 1951

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Lot 19: BRADBURY, RAY. The Illustrated Man.

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Description: BRADBURY, RAY. The Illustrated Man. 8vo, original light brown cloth with dark brown spine titles; dust jacket, minor rubbing at spine panel and front flap corners, some shelfwear to rear panel; ownership inscription on rear pastedown. first edition, first printing./span Garden City: Doubleday, 1951

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Lot 20: BRADBURY, RAY. The October Country.

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Description: BRADBURY, RAY. The October Country. Illustrated by Joe Mugnaini. 8vo, publisher's red cloth, minor rubbing to spine tips and corners; dust jacket, price-clipped, spine panel faded as usual, cellotape repairs to verso, scattered rubbing and finger-soiling, but still presentable. first edition in the first issue dust-jacket/span with upside-down publisher monogram on jacket spine. New York: Ballantine, (1955)

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Lot 21: BRADBURY, RAY. Group of 3 Signed First Editions.

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Description: BRADBURY, RAY. Group of 3 Signed First Editions. 8vo, original cloth; unclipped dust jackets, condition very good, see notes below. New York: vd

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Lot 22: BRADBURY, RAY. Group of 4 First Editions.

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Description: BRADBURY, RAY. Group of 4 First Editions. 8vo, original cloth; dust jackets (but one), this and other condition notes below. New York: vd

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BROMFIELD, LOUIS. Early Autumn.

Lot 23: BROMFIELD, LOUIS. Early Autumn.

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Description: BROMFIELD, LOUIS. Early Autumn. 8vo, original gilt-lettered green cloth, clean and bright but for small 5mm gouge at top of front pastedown just touching board edge; dust jacket, spine panel and folds lightly sunned, light shelf- and edgewear but very attractive with no chips or tears, unclipped with $2.00 price; faint rubberstamped price on front free endpaper, else unmarked. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1926

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Lot 24: BURGESS, ANTHONY. [The Malayan Trilogy].

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Description: BURGESS, ANTHONY. [The Malayan Trilogy]. Together, 3 Signed and Inscribed First Editions. 8vo, original cloth or wrappers, dust jackets as issued; condition varies, see notes. London: Heinemann, vd

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[BURNEY, FRANCES.] The Wanderer; or, Female Difficulties.

Lot 25: [BURNEY, FRANCES.] The Wanderer; or, Female Difficulties.

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Description: [BURNEY, FRANCES.] The Wanderer; or, Female Difficulties. 5 volumes. Half-titles present in each. Large 12mo, rebound in 1/2 calf over marbled boards, spines in 6 compartments with leather lettering pieces in 1; contents with scattered foxing, spreading dampstain from inner top edges and gutters on approximately last 100 pages of volume 4. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1814

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BURROUGHS, WILLIAM. Pry Yourself Loose and Listen.

Lot 26: BURROUGHS, WILLIAM. Pry Yourself Loose and Listen.

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Description: BURROUGHS, WILLIAM. Pry Yourself Loose and Listen. [1], 12 pages. 8vo, red wrappers printed in black, stapled, scattered light staining and soft creasing. first edition, a scarce burroughs item,/span this likely an offprint from Gnaoua magazine, editor Ira Cohen's Tangier-based magazine; includes three other short pieces by Burroughs. Not in Maynard and Miles. Tangier: [Gnaoua], 1964

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BUTLER, SAMUEL The Way of All Flesh.

Lot 27: BUTLER, SAMUEL The Way of All Flesh.

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Description: BUTLER, SAMUEL The Way of All Flesh. 8vo, publisher's red cloth gilt, slightly shaken, some faint spots of dampstaining to front cover, top edges gilt; hinges tender, signatures stressed but intact, lacks 12 pages of advertisements at end; housed in chemise (splitting at one fold) and gilt-lettered 1/4 turquoise morocco slipcase, light soiling, by Macdonald. London: Grant Richards, 1903

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CANBY, HENRY SEIDEL. The Brandywine.

Lot 28: CANBY, HENRY SEIDEL. The Brandywine.

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Description: FIRST BOOK ILLUSTRATED BY ANDREW WYETH CANBY, HENRY SEIDEL. The Brandywine. Illustrated by Andrew Wyeth. 8vo, publisher's brown cloth, top edges stained red; dust jacket, mild overall rubbing, light wear to upper edges; slight discoloration to endpapers from binder's glue. limited edition, number 579 of 650 copies, signed by the author and illustrator/span on limitation leaf. In uncommonly good jacket. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1941)

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CAPOTE, TRUMAN. In Cold Blood.

Lot 29: CAPOTE, TRUMAN. In Cold Blood.

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Description: CAPOTE, TRUMAN. In Cold Blood. 8vo, burgundy cloth stamped in gold and silver; dust jacket, very mild rubbing with small cellotape repair on verso of upper rear flap fold. first trade edition, in the first issue dust jacket/span (with 1/66 code on front flap and "Publishers of the American College Dictionary and the Modern Library" on rear flap). New York: Random House, (1965)

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Lot 30: CAPOTE, TRUMAN. Music For Chameleons.

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Description: CAPOTE, TRUMAN. Music For Chameleons. 8vo, original cloth, slight lean, slight edgewear; dust jacket, price-clipped, spine panel faded, else fine. first edition, signed by capote on title-page./span New York: Random House, (1980)

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CATHER, WILLA. O Pioneers!

Lot 31: CATHER, WILLA. O Pioneers!

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Description: SIGNED FROM NEBRASKA CATHER, WILLA. O Pioneers! Illustrated by Clarence F. Underwood. 8vo, publisher's light brown ribbed cloth lettered in brown, usual slight indentation through center of text block but signatures strong, some shelfwear to spine ends and corners, minor rubbing to joints; front hinge cracked; erasure marks to old ownership signature above author inscription on front free endpaper. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1913

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Lot 32: CATHER, WILLA. Shadows On the Rock.

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Description: CATHER, WILLA. Shadows On the Rock. 8vo, original full gilt-stamped orange vellum, boards bowed as usual, spotting to covers most evident on rear, slight cornerwear, top edges gilt; printed dust jacket, torn with loss including half of back panel, sticker affixed to front. New York: Knopf, 1931

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CHANDLER, RAYMOND. Farewell, My Lovely.

Lot 33: CHANDLER, RAYMOND. Farewell, My Lovely.

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Description: CHANDLER, RAYMOND. Farewell, My Lovely. 8vo, original orange cloth, covers and spine lettered in blue; dust jacket, slightly browned, 1/4 inch closed tear at top of front panel, front flap corners and foot of spine panel nicked lightly, few tiny holes along flap folds; usual minor discoloration to endpapers, else clean internally with no markings; preserved in custom cloth drop-back case. New York: Knopf, 1940

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CHANDLER, RAYMOND. The Lady in the Lake.

Lot 34: CHANDLER, RAYMOND. The Lady in the Lake.

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Description: CHANDLER, RAYMOND. The Lady in the Lake. 8vo, original light green cloth lettered and decorated in dark green; dust jacket, minor creasing and rubbing to folds, nearly imperceptible tiny restoration to foot of spine panel, few small spots of light discoloration at extremities; housed in a custom cloth drop-back case. New York: Knopf, 1943

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CHANDLER, RAYMOND. The Little Sister.

Lot 35: CHANDLER, RAYMOND. The Little Sister.

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Description: CHANDLER, RAYMOND. The Little Sister. 8vo, original red cloth, discoloration along board edges, ringstain on front cover; dust jacket, spine panel lightly faded, repairs and restoration to spine panel ends and flap corners, ringstain to front panel mostly evident on verso; housed in custom drop-back case. first british edition./span London: Hamish Hamilton, (1949)

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Lot 36: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Barrie, J.M. Peter and Wendy.

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Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Barrie, J.M. Peter and Wendy. Illustrated frontispiece, title-page, and 11 further plates by F.D. Bedford. 8vo, original olive green cloth with pictorial gilt to front cover and spine, minimal rubbing to head of spine and corners; no internal markings or bookplates, etc. first american edition./span New York: Scribner's (1911)

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(CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Barrie, J.M. The Plays of J. M. Barrie. Peter Pan or the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.

Lot 37: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Barrie, J.M. The Plays of J. M. Barrie. Peter Pan or the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.

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Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Barrie, J.M. The Plays of J. M. Barrie. Peter Pan or the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up. 8vo, original blue cloth, printed paper labels to spine and front cover; dust jacket, light finger soiling; discreet bookseller's label on rear pastedown. first edition in play form./span A crisp, clean copy. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1928

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(CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Baum, L. Frank The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Lot 38: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Baum, L. Frank The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Baum, L. Frank The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. 24 color plates including pictorial title and over 100 text illustrations. 8vo, publisher's pictorial cloth with early professional restoration to spine, joints, and edges, scattered moderate soiling; endpapers re-laid, paper restoration to a few margins including front endpaper, decorative title, and plate facing page 160, scattered mild foxing and finger soiling. Chicago: George M. Hill, 1900

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Lot 39: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Baum, L Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Baum, L Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. 24 color plates including pictorial title and over 100 text illustrations. 8vo, publisher's picorial cloth, soiled and with a few abrasions, moderately faded and discolored; hinges cracked, old ownnership marks including a child's drawing now faded with offsetting to rear pastedown. first edition, second state/span points include: "pieces" spelled correctly on p. 82; imperfect type on pp. 100 and 186; advertisement facing the title-page not in box. Connolly 38; Hanff & Greene I;2. Chicago: George M. Hill, 1900

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(CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Carroll, Lewis [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge). Alice's Adventures in Wonderland * Through the Looking Glass.

Lot 40: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Carroll, Lewis [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge). Alice's Adventures in Wonderland * Through the Looking Glass.

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Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Carroll, Lewis [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge). Alice's Adventures in Wonderland * Through the Looking Glass. Together, 2 volumes. 42, and 50 illustrations by John Tenniel. 8vo, publisher's red cloth gilt, both rebacked retaining original backstrips, soiled, edges worn, tips bumped, cocked; Alice's Adventures is a first issue/span with inverted "S" in last line of Contents, renewed endpapers, browned blanks, mounted and browned copy of "An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves Alice" to front endpaper; scattered foxing, occasional soiling, a few short clean marginal tears, contemporary owner's penciled note on frontispiece verso. Looking Glass is a first issue,/spanAmerican edition, with "wade" for "wabe" on page 21, endpapers re-laid, condition similar to Alice but with more foxing. London: Macmillan, 1866; Boston: 1872

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(CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Greenaway, Kate. Almanacks 1883-1895 and 1897.

Lot 41: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Greenaway, Kate. Almanacks 1883-1895 and 1897.

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Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Greenaway, Kate. Almanacks 1883-1895 and 1897. 21 volumes including binding variants and "Alphabet." Color wood engravings by Greenaway. 12mo and 24mo; 1883 volumes 12mo and in separate sleeve from others, scattered very minor wear and soiling, no glassine wrappers remaining; housed in a buckram chemise and fitted slipcase with a gilt-lettered brown morocco spine, scattered wear, needs repair. Schuster & Engen 3-16 London, 1893-95-97

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(CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Greenaway, Kate. Under the Window.

Lot 42: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Greenaway, Kate. Under the Window.

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Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Greenaway, Kate. Under the Window. Illustrations after Kate Greenaway colored by Edmund Evans. 4to, cloth-backed green glazed pictorial boards, corners rubbed; internally quite clean and bright; askew bookplate on front free endpaper. first edition, first printing/span with "End of Contents" at foot of page 14. London: George Routledge & Sons, [c. 1878]

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Lot 43: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Kipling, Rudyard. Just So Stories for Little Children.

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Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Kipling, Rudyard. Just So Stories for Little Children. Illustrated with plates by Kipling. 8vo, original red pictorial cloth, slight lean, spine uniformly faded, very minor frays to spine tips and one corner; some browning to endleaves, otherwise clean internally with bright covers. London: Macmillan, 1902

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(CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Potter, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester.

Lot 44: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Potter, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester.

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Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Potter, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester. 16 color plates by Potter. 16mo, publisher's pink pictorial boards, spine toned, ends and tips rubbed with light surface loss, scattered light soling; title and contents unevenly but only lightly browned as often encountered; custom full charcoal morocco clamshell box, front cover gilt-stamped with title in gold surrounded by a garland of leaves, a bit darkened and with a few tiny bumps. first edition limited to 500 copies and potter's favorite of her own works./span Quinby 3; Linder 420. (London: Privately printed for the Author by Strangeways, December 1902)

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(CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Potter, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Lot 45: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Potter, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

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Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Potter, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit. 31 color illustrations by Potter. Small 8vo, original charcoal grey boards printed in white with color pictorial cover onlay, expertly rebacked retaining original backstrip; grey-blue leaf patterned endpapers, very soft bend to upper outer corners of contents, hinges repaired (likely with endpapers supplied from another copy); custom 1/4 gilt-lettered taupe morocco over marbled board clamshell box; owner's bookplate on inside front cover. first edition, first issue of potter's most famous work, /span with "wept" for "shed" on page 51. Quinby 2; Linder 421. London & New York: Warne, [1902]

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(CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Potter, Beatrix. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies * The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.

Lot 46: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Potter, Beatrix. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies * The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.

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Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Potter, Beatrix. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies * The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes. Together, 2 First Editions. Each with color frontispieces and 26 color plates. 12mo, original green boards with mounted cover illustrations, first title with spine browned and joints starting, owner's stamped name on pastedown; second title with bookplate on pastedown, owner's contemporary inked inscription on endpaper, and some yellowing to margins throughout. first editions./span Quinby 16, 20; Linder 428, 429. London & New York: Warne, 1909; 1911

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Lot 47: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Potter, Beatrix. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.

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Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Potter, Beatrix. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes. 27 color illustrations by Potter. 12mo, original brown boards stamped in white and with color pictorial onlay on front cover, some wear to joints and spine ends; gentle creasing to lower outer corners of some leaves, previous owner's signature on front endpaper and bookplate on pastedown; custom brown cloth clamshell box with red calf gilt spine label and red patterned paper lining, also with booklabel. first edition/span of the adventure of Potter's grey squirrel hero and his chipmunk cohorts. Quinby 20; Linder 429. London and New York: Warne, 1911

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Lot 48: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Rand, Ann and Paul. Little 1.

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Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Rand, Ann and Paul. Little 1. Color illustrations by the Rands throughout. Thin 4to, decorated red boards, spine ends and tips a bit rubbed; pictorial dust jacket with first issue $3.25 price, lower flap trimmed, a bit of uneven toning and rubbing along spine panel. first edition./span New York: Harcourt Brace, (1962)

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(CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. The Yearling.

Lot 49: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. The Yearling.

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Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. The Yearling. 14 color plates, pictorial endpapers, 2 tinted plates, and facsimile of Wyeth letter. Large 8vo, publisher's gilt-pictorial full turquoise cloth, faint soiling to rear cover; board chemise and slipcase, unevenly toned and with wear; small bookplate on pastedown. one of 770 unnumbered copies of the first wyeth-illustrated edition, signed by him and rawlings./span New York: Scribners, 1938

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Lot 50: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Rosenbach, A. S. W. Early American Children's Books.

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Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Rosenbach, A. S. W. Early American Children's Books. Foreword by A. Edward Newton. Numerous illustrations, mostly facsimiles of title-pages. Thick 4to, publisher's sea blue cloth stamped in black, rebacked, rubbed, some areas darkened; buckram slipcase. number 13 of 83 roman-numbered copies signed by rosenbach/span on Zerkall Halle paper. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press, 1933

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