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Newcomes, The - 2 volumes

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: $475.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury & Evans: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003866

Condition: Very Good+


This Fine two-volume set is the First edition of this title. William Makepeace Thackeray was also the author of Vanity Fair and Pendennis. The books are bound in half-leather over marbled boards. There are ornate gilt decorations to the spines and the gilt is still bright and beautiful. The lettering on the spines has some fading but is still legible. The endpapers are also marbled and these volumes contain many illustrations on wood and steel by Richard Doyle. The tissue guards over the vignette title pages are present and in excellent condition. The textblocks are clean with no foxing and th... View more info

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Letters to Vernon Watkins

By: Thomas, Dylan

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003028

Condition: Very Good


There were only 5051 copies of this First edition printed. This volume of letters to the brilliant Welsh poet Vernon Watkins, a contemporary and close friend of Dylan Thomas's, contain all of the letters that were not lost in the war. It contains a large number of letters, particularly from the years before the war, which provide a picture of Thomas in that time, as authentic in its self-examination as it is vivid. Dylan Thomas had the gift of expressing his genius as memorably and as unerringly in his letters as in his published writings. In these letters he was free from the impediment that ... View more info

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Adventures in the Skin Trade

By: Thomas, Dylan

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Putnam: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000568

Condition: Near Fine


Several years before his death, Dylan Thomas began to write a novel that would not be strictly autobiograophical, but would bear a relation to the two parts of his experience. Those would be his own actions, and the actions of his dramatised self. Only the opening of this novel ever got written, and this is its first publication in book form. It is a unique fragment, fantastic in comedy, and rich with the poet's personality. Regarding the novel Thomas said "My novel blazes on. It's a mixture of Oliver Twist, Little Dorrit, Kafka, Beachcomber, and good old 3-adjectives-a-penny, belly churni... View more info

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Twenty Years A- Growing

By: Thomas, Dylan

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Dent: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004620

Condition: Fine


This beautiful, tender, and imaginative film script by Dylan Thomas was only recently discovered at the time of the publication of this book. "Here is the egg of a seabird- lovely, perfect, and laid this very morning". So wrote E.M. Forster when the book Twenty Years A-Growing by the Irish writer Maurice O'Sullivan was first published in English in 1933 (it had been originally written in Irish). It is upon this well-known autobiography that Dylan Thomas based his unfinished film script. Thomas deals with the first half of that story in this volume and he has preserved the freshness of ... View more info

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History of Printing in America, The

By: Thomas, Isaiah

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Barre Ma, Imprint Society: 1970

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002162

Condition: Near Fine


Here is a Very Fine First Limited edition that was published in 1970 in an edition of 1950 copies of which this is number 1526. The book as well as its slipcase are in Very Fine condition. It is printed on rich cream-colored paper and is a true classic of the history of printing in the American Colonies. Published by the Imprint Society the book still has information regarding their other publications laid in. Bound into the book is an original page from the First edition of 1810. This volume is one of the most important references we have on this subject and it is also wonderful to read. The ... View more info

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Cape Cod - LEC

By: Thoreau, Henry David

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Portland Maine, Limited editions club: 1968

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: . Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 003214

Condition: Near Fine


This is a beautiful First Edition Thus of Thoreau's great classic 'Cape Cod". It was limited to 1500 copies of which this is number 1454. The book was planned and printed by Fred Anthoensen at the Anthoensen Press in Portland. Main. The book is illustrated with drawings from R.J. Holden and is signed by him on the colophon. The book is in near fine condition with some spotting to the top-edge for a couple of inches out from the spine. There is very slight sunning to the spine of the book. The slipcase shows wear but still looks great. There is some fading and there is a bit of paper scratc... View more info

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Warden, The - Limited Editions Club

By: Trollope, Anthony

Price: $140.00

Publisher: New York, Limited editions club: 1955

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: . Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 000023

Condition: Near Fine


'The Warden' is one of the great classics written by Anthony Trollope. It is a pleasant story about British ecclesiastical life in the time of Queen Victoria. It is a novel of domestic realism and the amiable style of the novel fits the leisurely existence it describes. A wonderful read! This is the centennial edition of The Warden. Only 1500 copies were printed in 1955 of which this is number 946. The book is in beautiful condition with a small pencil point size white spot on the outside extreme of the front board and near the top and a couple of very small and almost invisible spots below th... View more info

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Eclogues

By: Virgil

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, Limited editions club: 1960

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: . Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 002749

Condition: Near Fine


Beautiful copy containing 10 eclogues of Virgil translated into English by C.S.Calverly and wonderfully illustrated by Vertes. The book is fine and the slipcase shows shelfwear with light soiling. Of 1500 copies printed this is #1201 and it is signed by Vertes on the colophon page. A sumptuous edition. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short d... View more info