Friday, July 8, 2011

"1601" and Sketches Old and New: SOLD

"'1601' or Conversation As It Was At The Fireside In The Time of The Tudors and Sketches Old and New" by Samuel L. Clemens. Published by The Golden Hind Press, first edition, 1933.

A hard-to-find Twain title, 204 pages of sketches and essays. The Golden Hind Press was:

located in Madison, New Jersey at 59 Fairview Avenue in a large 19th century farm house, which also was the home of the Rushmore family. The operation of the press was largely a family venture with Arthur as printer, his wife Edna Keeler Rushmore as compositor, daughters Elaine as proof reader and Delight as designer of many of the German paste paper covers used in the binding of Harper and Golden Hind Press books.

This copy shows some serious discoloration to both front and rear covers. It appears as though some moisture got trapped under the original jacket, which is now missing. Textblock is clean and bright. Light foxing to edges. Page 7 (contents page) has a small tear, about 3/4 inch. I believe this to be the best price you'll find for this particular title.

$45.00 USD (SOLD)

And gratefulgroover, 1601 is quite spicy.