Remembrance of Things Past

This boxed set of Proust is bound in tan cloth boards, with blue and brown lettering on the spine. Slipcase is dark blue paper; some edgewear, soil, bumped corners. Books have only very  mild edgewear, owner's name on front endpaper; inner pages clean, bright and unmarked, binding tight. The entirety of Proust's epic work is contained in these two volumes, each approx. 1100 pages, 6"x8".

  • Marcel Proust
  • Random House, 1932

Patroon Van Volkenberg

This 5"x7.5" hard cover book has a green cover with gilt lettering on the front and spine of the cover. A likely first edition. Historical novel set in Manhattan in 1699. There is a neat owner's library stamp on the title page, there are no other markings anywhere throughout the book, tanned pages, wear and soil. 360 pages.

  • Henry Thew Stephenson
  •  C. M. Relyea, illustrator
  • The Bowen Merrill Company, 1900

The Collected Tales and Plays of Nikolai Gogol

This book has a purple, green and orange dj with white lettering on the front and spine, and cover illustrations. Book is in very good condition with light wear; jacket is in very good condition with light rubbing, wear and soil.  Edited and introduced by Leonard J. Kent; featuring the Constance Garnett translations, revied by Kent. 768 pages; approx. 6"x8".

  • Pantheon Books, 1964
  • First edition

Uncle John's Menagerie: Birds

This antique hardcover Wee Little Willie's Story Book is bound in textured black boards with bright gilt spine lettering and etched designs on the front cover. Some cover soil, edgewear; some soil/browning within, foxing, owner's name. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings, this book contains short descriptions of a wide variety of birds. No date of publication given; circa 1850s. 128 pages; approx. 4"x6".

Leavitt & Allen, New York
Wee Little Willie's Library

The Complete Works of Nathanael West

This book has a black and brown dj with white lettering on the front and spine. Front cover has a black-and-white photo of West. DJ, book have mild edgewear, but are clean overall. Contents include "The Day of the Locust," "Miss Lonelyhearts," "The Dream Life of Balso Small," and "A Cool Million," plus an introduction by Alan Ross. 5"x8" with 421 pages.

  • Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1957
  • Third printing.

The Dunwich Horror

This is the first edition of the famed Bartholomew House printing of H.P. Lovecraft's "The Dunwich Horror." Bart House was part of McFadden Publishing in New York, and published paperback editions from 1944 - 1961. The amazing artwork on this cover is unattributed. Pages are clean and bright. Cover is a little wavy and has some soil. 186 pages. BART #12. 

  • The Dunwich Horror
  • H. P. Lovecraft
  • Bartholomew House, Inc, 1945
  • First edition

History of India: Nine Volumes

Beautiful set (The Connoisseur Edition) bound in 3/4 green morocco, marbled boards, raised bands, gilt decorated spine.  Illustrated with color plates and black and white engravings. Pages are very clean and crisp.  Spine leather is chipped and somewhat brittle.  One board is loosening, 2 are detached, but still present. This is the Connoisseur Edition, limited to 200 copies for England and America,  this is numbered #2.

  • History of India: Volumes 1-9 Complete
  • A.V. Williams Jackson, Editor
  • Grolier Society, 1906
  • The Connoisseur Edition; #2 of 200

Sir John Franklin and the Arctic Regions

This antique hardcover book is bound in dark brown cloth boards, with decorative cover etching, and gilt decoration and lettering on the spine. Spine ends are slightly bumped; some wera and fading to cover edges. Bookplate and writing on front inner boards. Page edges browned; most inner pages clean. The book recounts Sir John Franklin's failed mission to discover a Northwest Passage through the Arctic, including accounts of the vessels that searched for Franklin and his crew, as well as an account of the American expedition funded by Henry Grinnell, with an introduction by John C. Lord. Includes black-and-white plates, and fold-out map. 396 pages; approx. 5"x8".

  • Sir John Franklin and the Arctic Regions: With Detailed Notices of the Expeditions in Search of the Missing Vessels Under Sir John Franklin
  • P.L. Simmonds
  • Geo. H. Derby and Co., 1852