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20th Century Literature, Belle Lettres, Criticism, Drama, Essays, Memoirs -- Continued


13746. Nabokov, Vladimir. ANNIVERSARY NOTES. [n.p., Northwestern University Press, 1970]. Self wrappers. Fine. Supplement to TriQuarterly 17. Juliar C635. Title taken from head of text. $ 25.00

14091.   Nabokov, Vladimir.   The waltz invention.   [New York] Phaedra, 1966. Blue cloth. Cloth lightly marked, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket. First edition, February 1, 1966. 111 pp. Red endpapers. Juliar A19.1 variant C..  $50.00

14092.   Nabokov, Vladimir.   The eye.  
New York, Phaedra, 1965. Tan cloth. Edges slightly foxed, otherwise fine in very lightly soiled dust jacket. First edition. 114 pp. Red endpapers. Juliar A12.2 variant A..  $50.00

13968. Neider, Charles. The stature of Thomas Mann.
[New York] New Directions [c1947]. Grey cloth. Near fine in unevenly faded, lightly chipped dust jacket. Heel of spine bumped. Dust jacket missing one-inch piece at foot of backstrip. Several pages rumpled. Edited by Charles Neider. Contains Kenneth Burke's "Thomas Mann and Andre Gide". Includes essays by W.H. Auden, Conrad Aiken, Bruno Walter, J.B. Priestley, Harry Levin. First edition. 510 p. $ 35.00

17290. Norman, Charles.   Ezra Pound.   New York, The Macmillan Company, 1960. Original orange cloth. Fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket chipped at the head and foot of the backstrip and with a closed tear. First edition. 493 pp. Illustrated.  $35.00

17291. Norris, Frank.   Vandover and the brute.  
Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1914. Original terra cotta cloth lettered in gold. Head and foot of the spine, front joint, and corners rubbed, gold lettering on the spine faded, otherwise very good. First edition. Foreword by Charles G. Norris. BAL 15046. Published posthumously  $35.00

17294. Norris, W. E.   Clarissa Furiosa, a novel.  
New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1896. Original tan cloth lettered in gold on the spine on the spine and front cover and decorated in green. Fine (amazingly bright). First edition (NCBEL indicates that the American edition precedes). Wolff/ Nineteenth~Century Fiction 5142 (the London, Methuen, 1897 edition). The author's full name is William Edward Norris, 1847~1925.  $75.00

17295. Nowell~Smith, Simon, comp.   The legend of the master.  
New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. Fine in rubbed, lightly chipped dust jacket with faded spine. First American edition. 176 pp. Four illustrations (reproductions of three portraits and a photograph of James). The compiler was a major collector of Henry James. Foreword by Nowell~Smith, p. [xxi]~xlvi  $25.00

17296. O'Donovan, John.   The Shaws of Synge Street.  
Dixon, California, Proscenium Press [c1966]. Fine in lightly soiled yellow printed wrappers. First edition. The "Lost Play" Series no. 2. Author included in the Oxford Companion to Irish Literature. Indicated as being "First publication" on the rear wrapper.  $35.00

17299. Olson, Charles.   Charles Olson in Connecticut: last lectures as heard by John Cech, Oliver Ford, Peter Rittner.  
Iowa City, The Windhover Press, The University of Iowa, 1974. Green paper boards stamped in gold on the spine. Fine. First edition. One of 220 copies. This copy on paper watermarked "Japan". Printing & the mind of Merker 58 (noting that copies were printed on Shogun, Suzuki, and Windhover papers)  $150.00

17302. Oskison, John M.   Brothers three.  
New York, The Macmillan Company, 1935. Original blue cloth lettered in white and gold. Ink annotation on the front free endpaper ("Good reading"), cloth lightly rubbed and marked, otherwise very good without dust jacket. First edition. American Indian author's third novel.  $50.00

13768. The Oxford recitations
. With a preface by John Masefield. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1928. Fine in torn dust jacket missing small piece. Quarter cloth, paper boards, label. First American edition. Includes John Masefield, Laurence Binyon, and Gordon Bottomley. 53 pp. $ 15.00

17303. Pain, Barry.   In a Canadian canoe, The nine muses minus one, and other stories.   London, Henry and Co., 1891. Original dark brown cloth lettered in gold, cover illustration in white. Rubbed at the head and foot of the spine and corners, otherwise bright, near fine. 210 pp. followed by 6 pages of ads. First edition. British author's first book. Title included in Reginald/ Science Fiction, Locke/ A Spectrum of Fantasy, Bleiler/ The Guide to Supernatural Fiction. Frontispiece photograph of the author  $175.00

17305. Parker, Gilbert.   A ladder of swords, a tale of love, laughter and tears.  
New York and London, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1904. Original blue cloth lettered in gold on the spine and decorated in cream on the front cover. Bright, uncommonly pretty copy. First American edition. Canadian author.  $40.00

17306. Parker, Gilbert.   The right of way, a novel.  
New York and London, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1901. Original green cloth lettered and decorated in gold. Very light rubbing at the corners, otherwise fine. First American edition. Canadian author.  $40.00

17477.   Peich, Michael.   The Toothpaste Press: a checklist. In Books at Iowa, number 36, April 1982.  
[Iowa City, The Friends of the University of Iowa Libraries, 1982].Printed wrappers. Very good. Pages 23-42 of the issue. Covers the productions of the press from 1970 through 1981.  $15.00

13776. Pinter, Harold. THE BIRTHDAY PARTY AND OTHER PLAYS.
London, Methuen & Co. Ltd. [1960]. Fine in a lightly rubbed dust jacket with a small closed tear on the front panel. First Methuen and first hardbound edition. 159 pp. $ 125.00

13777. Pinter, Harold. THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, A SCREENPLAY. Boston-Toronto, Little, Brown and Company [c1981]. Mark on the bottom edge, otherwise fine in dust jacket with a short closed tear. First American edition. Foreword by John Fowles. 104 pp. $ 25.00

17310. Pope, Robert.   Imagine a moment.   Iowa City, Meadow Press, 1976. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued. First edition. Of 200 copies handset & handprinted by Leigh McLellan, one of 120 numbered copies cased in cloth over boards. Signed by the author in the colophon. Woodcuts and binding by the printer  $50.00

17312. Powys, Llewelyn.   A baker's dozen.  
Herrin, Illinois, Trovillion Private Press [c1939]. Original green cloth with a panel in darker green on the front cover, spine lettered in gold, Trovillion Press device in gold on the front cover. One of 493 numbered copies signed by the author and the artist, Mathias Noheimer. First edition.  $50.00

17315. Pullen, Henry William.   The fight at Dame Europa's School: showing how the German boy thrashed the French boy; and how the English boy looked on. With 33 illustrations by Thomas Nast.  
New York, Francis B. Felt & Co. [1871]. Original orange cloth lettered in gold. Name and place on the front free endpaper, leaf containing pages 25 and 26 with a repaired tear, pages 33 and 34 supplied in reproduction, light wear at the head and foot of the spine, separated front. endpaper unobtrusively reattached with archival tape. There is a stain on the back cover, the front cover is particularly fresh, bright. First edition. Anonymous. Thomas Nast's first book illustrations  $50.00

13787. Raine, Craig. THE ELECTRIFICATION OF THE SOVIET UNION.
London, Boston, Faber and Faber [1986]. Light wear at the top of the spine, otherwise fine. Uncorrected advance proofs. $ 45.00

13790. Ransom, John Crowe. THE WORLD'S BODY. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. Very good in chipped and torn, unevenly faded dust jacket. Blue cloth. First edition. Humphrey Milford review slip laid in. $ 75.00

17319. Reeve, Arthur B.   The dream doctor, the new adventures of Craig Kennedy, scientific detective. Illustrated by Will Foster.   New York, Hearst's International Library Co., 1914. Red cloth stamped in gold on the spine, lettered in lighter red on the front cover. Ink name, place, and date on the front free endpaper, otherwise fine, without dust jacket. First edition. Hubin/ Crime Fiction. Smith/ American Fiction, 1901~1925 R~131  $65.00

14054. Rich, Adrienne. Of woman born: motherhood as experience and institution.
New York, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. [c1976]. Very good in soiled printed wrappers. Uncorrected proof in tall format. Publisher's printed statement pasted to the inside front wrapper giving publishing information and calling these advance proofs. $35.00

14055. Rich, Adrienne. Of woman born: motherhood as experience and institution. New York, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. [c1976]. Fine in dust jacket with a few very short closed tears. First edition. $15.00

14056. Rich, Adrienne. Statement to be read by Adrienne Rich at National Book Award Ceremony, Thursday, April 18, 1974. [New York, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1974]. Reproduced single sheet. Fine. "The statement I am going to read was prepared by three of the women nominated for the National Book Award for poetry, with the agreement that it would be read by whichever of us, if any, was chosen". Text by Audre Lord, Adrienne Rich, and Alice Walker. With a xeroxed copy of the statement for comparison. $40.00

13792. Rich, Adrienne. WHAT IS FOUND THERE: NOTEBOOKS ON POETRY AND POLITICS. New York, London, W. W. Norton & Company [c1993]. Fine in dust jacket. First edition. Blurbs by Alicia Ostriker, David St. Jean, David Trinidad. $ 20.00

14057. Rich, Adrienne. Women and honor: notes on lying. [London, Onlywomen Press Ltd., 1979]. Fine in stapled wrappers. First English edition. Cover-title. $35.00

17322. Rickword, Edgell, comp.   Scrutinies by various writers. Collected by Edgell Rickword.   London, Wishart & Company, 1928. Original black cloth lettered in gold on the spine. Grolier Book Shop, Cambridge, bookseller's label on the front pastedown, lightly rubbed on the corners and foot of the spine, otherwise very near fine, without dust jacket. First edition. Includes essays by Edgell Rickword, Edwin Muir, Dorothy Edwards, Douglas Garman, D. H. Lawrence, Robert Graves, T. McGreevy, W. J. Turner, John Holms, Roy Campbell, and Bertram Higgins.  $50.00

13810. Rubin, William S. FRANK STELLA.
New York, The Museum of Modern Art [c1970]. Ink notes on the front free endpaper. Otherwise fine in lightly soiled and chipped, price-clipped dust jacket with short closed tears. First edition. 174 pp. $ 30.00

13815. Russell, Frances Theresa. THE CASE OF DAVID LAMSON, A SUMMARY. San Francisco, Lamson Defense Committee, 1934. Slightly discolored printed yellow wrappers with short closed tears. First edition, variant in yellow wrappers. Written with Yvor Winters. 103 pp. $ 55.00

13579. Russell, Peter, ed. An examination of Ezra Pound. [Norfolk] New Directions [1950]. Fine in fine dust jacket. American issue from English sheets. Essays by T. S. Eliot, Edith Sitwell, Allen Tate, Ernest Hemingway, Marshall McLuhan, Wyndham Lewis. Edited by Peter Russell. Review copy with review slip laid in. Gallup B60 note. 268pp. $ 50.00

17328. Saroyan, William.   The daring young man on the flying trapeze and other stories.   London, Faber and Faber [1935]. Original red cloth, spine lettering in dark blue on a silver background. Free endpapers darkened from the paste used in the binding, corners lightly bumped, otherwise very good without dust jacket. First English edition. Author's first book  $40.00

17334. Shaw, Henry Wheeler.   Josh Billings, hiz sayings. With comic illustrations.  
New York, Carleton, Publisher, 1866. Original dark green cloth. Ownership signature of Geo B Wheeler on the front pastedown, light dampstaining at the top edge of the text pages, lightly rubbed at the head and foot of the spine and corners. Otherwise sound, very good. BAL 17439. This copy in dark green cloth, the state of the spine imprint with CARLETON in upright R. Anonymously published. The author's first book  $35.00

17337. Silko, Leslie.   Ordinary places.  
[Minneapolis] Walker Art Center, 1985. Broadside. Fine. Printed at Minnesota Center for Book Arts by Coffee House Press on the occasion of the author's lecture at Walker Art Center. One of 300 numbered, signed copies. The three~line text begins: "Hair~pin curves and cities on international borders predictably generate...".  $200.00

13849. Staedtisches Museum, Bruegge. AUSSTELLUNG MEMLING (22 JUNI-1 OKTOBER 1939).
Bruegge, Desclee, De Brouwer & Cie, 1939. Fine in printed wrappers. First edition. 40 plates. $ 25.00

13851. Stallworthy, Jon. Two letters to bookdealer and friend Michael Hosking. A.l.s., March 16, 1973, Oxford. 2 p. Fine. In original mailing envelope. T.l.s., February 5, 1973, Oxford. 1 p. One corner creased, folded for mailing, otherwise fine. $ 60.00

17345. Stead, Christina.   The Salzburg tales.   New York, London, D. Appleton~Century Company, Incorporated, 1934. Original black cloth, white red and black paper labels on the spine and front cover. Slightly cocked, corners lightly bumped, trace of rubbing at the head and foot of the spine, otherwise near fine without dust jacket. First American edition. Australian author's first book.  $60.00

17346. Stegner, Wallace.   Remembering laughter.  
Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1937. Original blue~green cloth lettered in gold. Ownership name at the top of the front pastedown, new rear pastedown, cloth unevenly and very much faded, internally quite OK, without dust jacket. First edition. Author's first novel. Colberg/ Wallace Stegner, a Descriptive Bibliography A2.1.  $50.00

13854. Stegner, Wallace. WILLA CATHER'S MY ANTONIA
. [Washington, D.C., Voice of America, ca. 1964]. Fine in printed wrappers. First edition. The Voice of America forum lectures. The American novel series 13. Title not located in the Colberg bibliography of Wallace Stegner. $ 100.00

17348. Stein, Gertrude.   The making of Americans: The Hersland family. Preface by Bernard Fay.   New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company [c1934]. Slightly slanted, cloth faded where the dust jacket is missing pieces, otherwise very good in rubbed, soiled, unevenly faded dust jacket missing good~sized pieces. First abridged edition. Wilson/ Gertrude Stein, a Bibliography A6d.  $150.00

17349. Steinbeck, John.   The moon is down, a novel.  
London, William Heinemann Ltd. [1942]. Original brown cloth lettered in white on the spine. Corners bumped, ink name at the top of the front free endpaper, bookseller's label on the front pastedown, front hinge cracked, 1/4 inch rubbed patch on the rear cover. Otherwise very good, without dust jacket. On copyright page: First Australian edition / October, 1942. This edition not described in Goldstone and Payne. Though the imprint is given as London, Heinemann on the title~page, the book was printed in Melbourne. At the foot of the copyright page: "Wholly set up and printed in Australia by Brown, Prior, Anderson Pty. Ltd., 430 Little Bourke St., C.1, 1942"  $35.00

17350. Sterne, Laurence.   The works of Laurence Sterne. With a life of the author. Edited by James P. Browne. With illustrations by Thomas Stothard. In two volumes.  
London, Bickers & Son, 1885. Brown cloth lettered in gold. Book~plate of Henry Rouse Viet on the front pastedown of v. 1. Corners bumped, first and last leaves browned from acid migration, former owner's last name neatly penned in at the head of the title~page in both volumes. Front hinge of v. 1 cracked, hinges of v. 2 starting, light wear to cloth at head and tail of spine of both volumes. The bindings are particularly bright. A most attractive set.  $150.00

17357. Strindberg, August.   Swanwhite, a fairy drama. Translated by Francis J. Ziegler.  
Philadelphia, Brown Brothers, 1909. Black cloth lettered in gold. Some light silverfish marking on the front cover but basically a near fine copy. First edition.  $35.00

17358. Sullivan, Frank.   Broccoli and old lace.  
New York, Horace Liveright, Inc. [c1931]. Black cloth lettered in white. Lettering on the spine partially flaked, otherwise uncommonly bright without dust jacket. First edition. Satirical pieces by a humorist associated with the Algonquin Round Table and longtime contributor to The New Yorker.  $75.00

17484.   Tabb, John B.   Lyrics.  
Boston, Copeland and Day, London, John Lane, 1897.Red cloth with gilt design stamped on the front and back covers. Spine slightly darkened, otherwise fine. First edition. 187 pp. One of 500 copies on laid paper.  $70.00

17359. Tarkington, Booth.   Penrod and Sam. Illustrated by Worth Brehm.  
Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1916. Original green cloth, white lettering on the spine and front cover, illustration in white and black on the front cover, imprint at the foot of the spine in black with an ampersand resembling an "E". Very small bookseller's label at the foot of the rear pastedown, white in the illustration on the front cover partially rubbed, otherwise particularly bright, near fine, without dust jacket. First edition, binding state 1. Smith/ American Fiction 1901~1925 T~51. Russo and Sullivan/ A Bibliography of Booth Tarkington, p. 41.  $100.00

17485.   Thompson, Francis.   New poems.  
Boston, Copeland and Day, 1897.Brown cloth with design embossed in gild and brown on the front and back covers. Lightly rubbed, ownership name and address on the front pastedown. Very good. First edition. 139 pp. One of 500 copies. Kraus/ Messrs. Copeland & Day 67.  $50.00

17486.   Thompson, Francis.   New poems.  
Boston, Copeland and Day, 1897.Brown cloth with design embossed in gild and brown on the front and back covers. Lightly rubbed, ownership name and address on the front endpaper. Very good. First edition. 139 pp. One of 500 copies. Label tipped onto the front pastedown states the book is now published by John Lane, The Bodley Head, New York. Kraus/ Messrs. Copeland & Day 67.  $50.00

17368. Trollope, Anthony.   The Bertrams, a novel.  
New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1859. Original red cloth. Book~plate on the front pastedown, ink name and date [1860] on the front free endpaper, text block cocked, some text leaves foxed, binder's leaf at the end lacking, cloth worn. at the head and foot of the spine and considerably worn at the lower half of the rear joint, otherwise very good. Red cloth with embossed design on the front and back covers and gold stamping on the spine. Wolff/ Nineteenth~Century Fiction 6768. Smith/ Anthony Trollope, a Bibliography of His First American Editions, item 2. Variant state of the binding in red pebble grain cloth with the embossed designs of the first binding. In other respects uniform with Smith's description of the first American edition  $200.00

17487.   Trueblood, Ernest V., pseud.   Afternoon of a cow, a pseudonymous story by William Faulkner, with an introduction by Carol de Saint Victor.  
[Iowa City], The Windhover Press, 1991.Stiff gray wrappers, printed in black on the spine. Fine. Without dust jacket as issued. First edition thus. 15 pp. One of 200 copies. Printed in Romanee types in black, red, and brown on Johannot paper. Berger/ Printing and the Mind of Merker 100.  $100.00

17373. Updike, John.   Museums and women and other stories.  
New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1972. Rear endpaper foxed, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket. First edition.  $50.00

17374. Updike, John.   The music school: short stories.  
New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1966. Fine in bright yellow dust jacket with darkened spine and two short closed tears at the foot of the front panel. First edition, second state of p. 46.  $50.00

17375. Updike, John.   The same door: short stories.  
New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. Bright, tight copy with stains from a dust jacket protector at the head and foot of the front and rear covers and at the foot of the front and rear pastedowns and free endpapers. The dust jacket has been beautifully preserved and is virtually new. First edition, first state of the dust jacket. Author's third book.  $200.00

17378. Van Vogt, A. E.   Slan.  
New York, Simon and Schuster, 1951. Original tan quarter cloth and orange paper boards, gold lettering. Fine, without dust jacket. First Simon & Schuster edition. Author's first book. Title included in Reginald/ Science Fiction (Arkham House, 1946 edition)  $40.00

13887. Voice of America. THE AMERICAN NOVEL.
[Washington, D. C. U. S. Information Agency, n.d.]. Fine in stapled wrappers. Forum Lectures series. Includes John Berryman, Wallace Stegner (not in their bibliographies). $ 35.00

17381. Waller, Robert James.   Just beyond the firelight: stories and essays.   Ames, Iowa State University Press [1988]. Fine in dust jacket. First edition. Author's first book.  $75.00

14117. Ward, C. J., comp.   World's Fair: Jamaica at Chicago. An account descriptive of the Colony of Jamaica, with historical and other appendices.  
New York, Wm J. Pell, Printer, 1893. Blue cloth with Columbian Exposition gold stamp on the front panel. Head and tail of the spine show wear, front hinge cracked. Very good. First edition. 95 pp. Folded map tipped in the rear. Illustrated.  $45.00

17382. Ward, Christopher.   The triumph of the nut & other parodies.  
New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1923. Original quarter maroon cloth and orange~yellow paper boards. Lower corners rubbed and bumped, paper boards lightly rubbed and soiled, otherwise very good. First edition. Parodies of Sherwood Anderson, Edith Wharton, Sinclair Lewis, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zane Grey, T. S. Eliot, and others.  $25.00

17384. Warren, Samuel.   Ten thousand a year.  
Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Son, 1841. Half leather and marbled paper boards, red leather labels on the spines. Book~plate of Henry Rouse Viet on the front pastedown of v. 1. Corners and head and foot of the spines rubbed, otherwise very good. Anonymously published. 3 v. Half~titles present. Wolff/ Nineteenth~Century Fiction 7072 (describing this as the first English edition)  $250.00

17388. Wedekind, Frank.   Pandora's box, a tragedy in three acts. Translated by Samuel A. Eliot, Jr.  
New York, Boni and Liveright, 1918. Original brown cloth lettered in gold. Cloth very lightly rubbed at the extremities, book~plate inked on to the front free endpaper, otherwise near fine without dust jacket. First American edition, later impression (copyrighted 1914). Wedekind (1864~1918), German dramatist and author of Lulu.  $40.00

17391. Wells, H. G.   Boon, The mind of the race, The wild asses of the devil, and the last trump. Being a first selection from the literary remains of George Boon....  
New York, George H. Doran Company [c1915]. Original red cloth, lettered in gold on the spine, printed paper label on the front cover. Two small initials stamped near the foot of the front pastedown, paper label lightly soiled, otherwise fine. First American edition. Title~page continues: Prepared for publication by Reginald Bliss, with an ambiguous introduction by H. G. Wells.  $150.00

17392. Wells, H. G.   Will socialism destroy the home.  
[London, Independent Labour Party, 1907]. Stapled printed self~wrappers. Wrappers split at the top and bottom of the narrow spine, very small pieces missing from the upper corners, repair on the upper rear corner, otherwise attractive, very good to near fine. Cover~title. Wells/ H.G. Wells, a Bibliography 33.  $75.00

17393. Wells, H. G.   The desert daisy. With an introduction by Gordon N. Ray.  
[Urbana, Illinois] Beta Ph Mu, 1957. Fine, without printed dust jacket as issued. First edition. Facsimile of the original manuscript. One of 3,000 copies.  $25.00

17398. Welty, Eudora.   Bye~bye Brevoort, a skit.  
Jackson, Mississippi, Published for New State Theatre [c1980]. Fine in marbled paper boards, printed paper label on the front cover. First edition. Of 476 copies, one of 400 unnumbered copies signed.  $200.00

17400. Welty, Eudora.   Women!! Make turban in own home!.  
[n.p.] Palaemon Press Limited [c1979]. Very fine in green paper boards. First edition. One of 200 copies numbered 1/200, signed.  $300.00

17402. Wescott, Glenway.   The grandmothers, a family portrait.  
New York and London, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1927. Label on the backstrip slightly soiled, otherwise fine, unopened, in rubbed and worn publisher's box. First edition. One of 250 signed copies.  $200.00

17404. Weyman, Stanley J.   The house of the wolf, a romance.  
New York, Wm. L. Allison Company [n.d.]. Original blue cloth. Name in ink on the front free endpaper, paper browned, pastedowns and endpapers foxed, cloth lightly spotted and rubbed at the head and foot of the spine, otherwise very good. Top edge gilt. At the foot of the spine: New Albion. Edition status unknown. Author's first book. The English edition, the true first, is rare  $50.00

17407. Wharton, Edith.   'Copy'~~a dialogue and 'The touchstone'. IN: Scribner's magazine, v. 27, January~June 1900.  
New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Limited [c1900]. Original tan cloth lettered and decorated in gold. Lightly rubbed at the extremities, cloth lightly marked, otherwise very good. Garrison/ Edith Wharton, a Descriptive Bibliography C33 and C30. The Touchstone was reprinted in a separate volume (A4 in Garrison).  $150.00

17409. Wharton, Edith.   The gods arrive.  
New York, London, D. Appleton and Company, 1932. Original blue cloth lettered and decorated in gold. Lightly slanted, light wear at the head and foot of the spine, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. First edition. Garrison/ Edith Wharton, a Descriptive Bibliography A45.I.1, binding A.  $45.00

17410. Wharton, Edith.   The mother's recompense.  
New York, London, D. Appleton and Company, 1925. Original ribbed red cloth lettered in gold. Light stain near the gutter of the half~title, spine lettering faded, bookseller's label on the rear pastedown, otherwise near fine, without dust jacket. First edition. Garrison/ Edith Wharton, a Descriptive Bibliography A37.1.a.  $75.00

17412. Wharton, Edith.   A son at the front.  
New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. Original red cloth stamped in gold. Spine and spine lettering lightly faded, a few small stains near the foot of the spine, corners lightly bumped, otherwise bright, very good to near fine, without dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Garrison/ Edith Wharton, a Descriptive Bibliography A32.I.a. P. 244: "lips" for "lids"  $50.00

17414. Wharton, Edith.   The valley of decision, a novel.  
New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. Ownership signature and 1902 date on the front free endpapers of both volumes, lightly cocked, lower corners lightly bumped, otherwise particularly bright, attractive. First edition, later printing (Manhattan Press as printer on the copyright page). 2 v. Garrison/ Edith Wharton, a Descriptive Bibliography A.6.I.b.  $125.00

17415. White, Stewart Edward.   The mystery by Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams. Illustrations by Will Crawford.  
New York, McClure, Phillips & Co., 1907. Original green cloth, large paper label on the front cover. Slightly slanted, corners lightly bumped, light wear at the extremities, otherwise a near fine copy. First edition. Title included in Hubin/ Crime Fiction. Author included in First Printings of American Authors, v. 5.  $35.00

17418. Whitman, Stephen French.   Predestined, a novel of New York life.  
New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. Original red cloth lettered in gold. Ink name on the front pastedown, corners lightly bumped, cloth lightly soiled, otherwise very good to near fine without dust jacket. First edition. Naturalistic novel which has been reprinted in the Lost American fiction series. Title included in Hanna/ A Mirror for the Nation. Smith/ American Fiction, 1901~1925, item W559  $40.00

14119. Whitman, Walt.   The correspondence of Walt Whitman. Vol. IV and V, 1886-1892.  
Edited by Edwin Haviland Miller. [New York] New York University Press, 1978. Quarter red and gray buckram cloth. Fine in fine dust jackets. First edition. These two volumes cover the last seven years of Whitman's life and completes "The Correspondence of Walt Whitman".  $50.00

13900. Williams, Tennessee. CAMINO REAL.
London, Secker & Warburg, 1958. Stamped on the title-page: "Showroom Copy/Not to Be Taken Away". Blue printed wrappers, in dust jacket. Fine. First English edition. Crandell/Tennessee Williams A12.2. $ 75.00

13901. Williams, Tennessee. GARDEN DISTRICT: TWO PLAYS: SOMETHING UNSPOKEN, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER. London, Secker & Warburg, 1959. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket. First English edition. Crandell/Tennessee Williams AA4. Only publication under this title. 72 pp. $ 60.00

13902. Williams, Tennessee. THE GLASS MENAGERIE, A PLAY IN TWO ACTS. London, John Lehmann [1948]. Near fine in lightly soiled dust jacket. Dust jacket chipped along the top edge and missing a triangular piece on the back panel. First English edition. Crandell/Tennessee Williams AI.3. "The text of the English edition includes extensive revisions, differing from the first American edition...in more than 1,100 substantive instances". Dust jacket design by Biro. 95 pp. $ 100.00

13903. Williams, Tennessee. ORPHEUS DESCENDING, A PLAY. London, Secker & Warburg, 1958. Small bookseller's label on the front pastedown, otherwise fine. In near fine, lightly rubbed, price-clipped dust jacket missing a small piece at the foot of the front flap fold. First English edition. Crandell/Tennessee Williams AA4. 96pp. $ 40.00

13904. Williams, Tennessee.PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT, HIGH POINT OVER A CAVERN, A SERIOUS COMEDY. London, Secker & Warburg [c1960]. Some acid offset to the endpapers, small bookseller's label on the front pastedown. Otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket. First English edition. Crandell/ Tennessee Williams A22.2. 95 pp. $ 75.00

17421. Williams, Tennessee.   The roman spring of Mrs. Stone.   [New York] New Directions [c1950]. Upper corners lightly bumped, pastedowns darkening, otherwise fine in lightly rubbed and soiled bright yellow dust jacket missing a few small pieces. First edition, trade printing. Crandell/ Tennessee Williams, a Descriptive Bibliography A9.1.b.  $35.00

13905. Williams, Tennessee. THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE.
London, John Lehmann [1950]. Cloth lightly faded along the top edge, otherwise fine in dust jacket with internal tape residue, missing pieces at the head and foot of the spine and with closed tears. Crandell / Tennessee Williams A9.2.a. First English edition, first printing. Dust jacket design by Cecil Beaton. 126 pp. $ 55.00

13906. Williams, Tennessee. THE ROSE TATTOO. [New York] New Directions [c1951]. Cloth faded at the top edge of the back cover. Otherwise fine in dust jacket with a number of small pieces missing at the top and bottom of the spine. In the preferred rose cloth state of the binding. Crandell / Tennessee Williams A10.I.a. 144pp. $ 250.00

13907. Williams, Tennessee. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A PLAY. London, John Lehmann [1949]. Acid offset on the front and rear endpapers. Otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket with a few short, closed tears. Crandell / Tennessee Williams A5.2.a. First English edition, first printing. Dust jacket design by B. Biro. 112pp. $ 125.00

13909. Williams, Tennessee. THREE PLAYERS OF A SUMMER GAME AND OTHER STORIES. London, Secker & Warburg, 1960. Fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket lightly creased at the top edge of the front panel. First edition. The only collection of these stories under this title. Crandell/Tennessee Williams A23.I.a. 223 pp. $ 50.00

13910. Williams, Tennessee. 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON AND OTHER ONE-ACT PLAYS. London, John Lehmann [1949]. Very good in rubbed dust jacket missing pieces along the top and bottom edges. First English edition, first binding. Crandell / Tennessee Williams A2.2. Dust jacket design by B. Biro. 192pp. $ 75.00

17425. Wimsatt, W. K., Jr.   Criticism today: a report from America.   [n.p., 1956]. Plain gray sewn wrappers. Wrappers chipped and missing several pieces with a closed tear. Offprint from "Essays in Criticism, a Quarterly Journal of Literary Criticism", January 1956, v. 6, no. 1. Text on rectos only. Inscribed by the author on the front wrapper: "Father William J. Rooney / regards from W. K. Wimsatt, Jr / And thanks for the recent documents. / There are some lines in this essay which I may follow May 5". The recipient was the author of "The Problem of Poetry and Belief in Contemporary Criticism" (1949), which may be the book referred to in Wimsatt's inscription  $35.00

17426. Woolf, Virginia.   A writer's diary, being extracts from the diary of Virginia Woolf. Edited by Leonard Woolf.  
New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company [c1954]. Original orange~pink cloth lettered in silver on the spine. Fine, without dust jacket. First American edition. Kirkpatrick and Clarke/ A Bibliography of Virginia Woolf, fourth edition, A31b.  $35.00

17432. Wright, William H.   The black bear.  
New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. Original dark green cloth lettered in gold. Fine. First edition. Illustrated from photographs by the author and J. B. Kerfoot.  $100.00

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