Selective Service Regulations



This antique government publication is bound in a brown cloth covered binder with dark brown lettering on the cover (no spine lettering). Cover has spotting, soil; inner pages browned. Some general wear. This book outlines the guidelines for the selective service program established by President Woodrow Wilson. 433 pages, including index; approx. 6"x9". Second edition.
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE REGULATIONS
  • Government Printing Office
  • Washington DC, 1918






Robert Penn Warren: Poems 1923-1975

First Edition from the The First Edition Society and The Franklin Library. Leather Bound, with accents in 22k kt gold. Printed on archival paper, endpapers are moire with silk ribbon page marker. Illustrated. 5.5 x 9 inches. 6.5 x 9.5 inches with 294 pages.
  • SELECTED POEMS 1923-1975
  • Robert Penn Warren
  • Franklin Library, 1976
  • First Edition



Surgical Observations on Tumours

 

This limited edition is bound in decorative brown leather with bright gilt work on the cover and bright gilt spine lettering between five raised bands. All page edges are gilt. This is a very clean, bright, well cared-for copy. A black leather bookplate on the front inner board indicates in gilt lettering that this is copy no. 1082 of a limited edition of 7,500 copies. From the private library of John M. Kinney, M.D. Included is a paper pamphlet describing the book, which is a facsimile reprint of the 1837 first edition medical text. Includes a satin ribbon bookmark. 607 pages, approx. 6"x9".
  • SURGICAL OBSERVATIONS ON TUMOURS
  • John C. Warren
  • The Classics of Surgery Library, 1988



The Walnut Door

 

First Edition from the The First Edition Society and The Franklin Library. Leather Bound, with accents in 22k kt gold. Printed on archival paper, endpapers are moire with silk ribbon page marker. Illustrated. 5.5 x 9 inches.
  • The Walnut Door
  • John Hersey
  • Allan Mardon, illustrator
  • The Franklin Library, 1977
  • First edition



The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Handsome decorative edition of Twain's American classic. Pages are clean and bright. All edges gilt. Cover is daek green with gilt decorations. 5.5"x8.5" with 410 pages.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain
Edward Windsor Kemble - illustrator
The Franklin Library, 1979



Beauties and Achievements of the Blind

Later printing. Decorative brown cloth cover with gilt lettering as well as Victorian-style flower pattern in gilt on spine. Illustrated frontispiece is assumed to be the two authors watching over two blind female students. Includes an example of the raised-text format, a system of embossed characters for the blind was developed by Valentin Hauy who founded the Paris Blind School where Louis Braille would attend and study. This example is undated, and is from Isaiah XLII.16 "And I will bring the Blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in Paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them." Example printed by N.B. Kneass, Jr. in Philadelphia.  Wear to volume at corners and top edge op spine, gilt a bit faded on spine. Foxing concentrated at front and rear of text block, very minimal otherwise. Pages are mostly bright and white, a bit of foxing. Some toning to the edges of the pages. Includes memoirs of several eminent blind authors including Homer, Blacklock, Holman, Wilson, Huber, Miss Alice Holmes, Miss Frances Jane Crosby, Miss Cynthia Bullock and others. There is a collection of poems by blind authors including L. V. Hall, Frances Brown, Margaret Belches, Michael M'Guire and others. Measures 5" x 7 1/2" with 387 pages.


  • BEAUTIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE BLIND
  • William Artman & L.V. Hall
  • Author Published in Auburn NY, 1865






The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott


Decorative antique edition of Scott's poetry. All edges gilt. Small bump of damage along top edge of front cover, some general cover and edge wear. Pages a bit browned, mild foxing and soil. Bookplate remnant. 5.5 x 8.5 inches with 536 pages.


  • THE POETICAL WORKS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT
  • William Chambers, ed.
  • Dewolfe, Fiske and Co., 1884






The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Decorative edition of Longfellow's poems. Covers show some fading and wear. Edges worn, corners bumped and worn. Some light soil to text, front endpaper shows remnants of bookplate, binding solid. All edges gilt. 6.5"x10" with 348 indexed pages. Illustrated.


  • The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1884