rare

  • Out of stock

    April Twilights: Poems by Willa Sibert Cather. SIGNED 1st ed.

    $1,100.00 $1,160.50

    Currently in a cart. Check back!

    April Twilights: Poems by Willa Sibert Cather. Boston: Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press, 1903. First Edition. Hardcover issued without dust jacket. Good/Fair. Chipping to backstrip and bi-color paper label on front board. Previous owner’s bookplate on verso of front board. Mild foxing. Pages clean and unmarked. SIGNED by Cather. A scarce signed edition of this beloved Nebraska author’s first book. Although Mark Twain appreciated her poem, The Palatine, reviews were mixed. According to Cather scholar Bernice Slote, Cather purchased the remaining copies of the book and destroyed them.
  • Out of stock

    Lot of Two Carbon Copies of Poems by Charles Bukowski. SIGNED & Dated

    $1,100.00 $1,160.50

    Currently in a cart. Check back!

    Lot of Two Carbon Copies of Original Poems by Charles Bukowski. Two poems, the bells of the condom and the pros. Both in archival poly sleeves. Both SIGNED and dated. Bukowski died of pneumonia in 1994 but remains a cult hero who depicted the absurdity and depravity of life through his poetry, novels & short stories. His subject matter and style are considered offensive by some – centering around sex, gambling, and the everyday drudgery of Los Angeles. John Martin, publisher of the legendary Black Sparrow Press in Santa Rosa, CA, convinced Bukowski to make carbon copies of his poems during the late 1960’s & 70’s. These are two such carbons from Bukowski’s typewriter, containing his hand-corrections.
  • Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf. NY: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1921. First American Edition. Cloth backstrip over decorative paper boards. Paper label on spine. Very Good Hardcover issued without dust jacket. Minor rubbing to extremities. Tight binding. Unmarked. This collection of stream-of-consciousness stories was first published by Hogarth Press in London. The First American Edition is scarce in this condition.
  • Out of stock

    Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks SIGNED 1st Am ed

    $110.00 $116.05

    Currently in a cart. Check back!

    Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks. Anchor Doubleday, 1995. First American Edition. Good Hardcover in Very Good dust jacket in archival mylar. Not price clipped. Flat signed on title page. Prior to her career as a novelist, Geraldine Brooks spent years as a news correspondent in the Middle East. In this provocative book, she offers a look at the lives of Islamic women. The result is an intimate narrative about the forces in their lives – the contradictions and constraints.  A little more than a decade later, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, March. This is Brooks’ first book.
  • Out of stock

    The Complete Works of Thomas Dick, Eleven Volumes in Two. 1856.

    $80.00 $84.40

    Currently in a cart. Check back!

    The Complete Works of Thomas Dick, Eleven Volumes in Two. Cincinnati: Applegate & Co, 1856. Two large tomes. Brown leather corners and backstrip. Raised bands. Marbeled boards, endpapers, all edges. Illustrated with engravings and a portrait of the author. Thomas Dick (1774-1857) was a Scottish church minister, scientist, astronomer and philosopher. He became a member of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1852 and was awarded an honorary degree by Union College in New York. Many believe his work made an important contribution toward the idea that science and spirituality need not be mutually exclusive - but could coexist well in the modern world. Heavy items may necessitate extra shipping charges.
  • Out of stock
    The Tar-Baby & Other Rhymes of Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris. New York: Appleton, 1904. Hardcover bound in original orange cloth with gilt embossed illustration and titles to the front board and spine. A Fair copy with rubbing at the extremities, some foxing, and hinges starting. Charming illustrations on every page. Original color frontispiece and monochrome plates intact.
  • Out of stock

    The Tower by W.B. Yeats. 1st Am ed.

    $950.00 $1,002.25

    Currently in a cart. Check back!

    The Tower by W.B. Yeats. NY: Macmillan, 1928. First American Edition. Fine Hardcover bound in original green cloth with elaborate gilt designs on front board and spine. Rare dust jacket shows significant chipping and is protected in archival mylar. Binding is tight. Pages clean and unmarked. Front free endpaper is slightly marred where a sticker may have been removed, otherwise Fine. A nice copy of Yeats’ first collection of poetry after being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. This book contains some of his finest work.
  • Wizard of Oz, 6-volume, leather-bound set by L. Frank Baum. Published by Easton Press. An elegant, fine set of beloved books. Bound in genuine leather with 22kt gold accents, all edges gilt, silk endpapers and with satin ribbon markers, this is an heirloom. Profusely illustrated with art from W.W. Denslow.
Go to Top