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1 Brooks, Van Wyck. A Chilmark Miscellany.

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1948. First edition. Original gold cloth, printed in blue, pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed and signed "For Jack and Phyllis Wheelock from their always affectionate...", dated 1948. Slight staining to cloth, and rubbing and soiling to jacket. Very Good, in a Very Good jacket. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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2 Brooks, Van Wyck. America's Coming of Age.

New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1915. First edition. Original quarter cloth, printed paper label, paper boards. Ownership signature of "Eleanor S. Brooks", the author's wife, and her "Please Return". Brooks' first major work, dedicated to John Hall Wheelock. In his autobiography (1965, p.360) he reported that "(Scott Fitzgerald) had sent me a copy of "The Great Gatsby" from Capri, where he was staying in 1925. He had found in a bookshop there "America's Coming of Age, which he had bought and read 'with enormous pleasure', the book that Huneker had reviewed and Carl Van Doren read, standing, beside a shelf of new accessions. It was 'virtually the first book to voice the new age,' Carl Van Doren wrote to me at a time when I was scarcely aware that anyone had read it." A little soiling and staining, some rubbing. A Good, sound copy. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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3 Brooks, Van Wyck. America's Coming of Age.

New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1915. First edition. Original quarter cloth, printed paper label, paper boards. Inscribed and signed "For Mr. Weston...", dated December, 1915. Laid in is an autograph letter, signed, dated June 23, 1946, to "Katherine", clearly an old and dear friend, as he talks about moving from the country to the city, which he knows will "shock" her, and the recent amputation of his wife's leg. A little dust soiling and rubbing, a Very Good copy. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 Brooks, Van Wyck. An Autobiography.

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1965. Original quarter cloth, gilt, and cloth boards, pictorial dust jacket. The three volume autobiographical series bound in one, with a forward by John Hall Wheelock and an introduction by Malcolm Cowley. Tipped in is an autograph letter, signed, from Brooks to Elliott Graham, publicist at E.P. Dutton, dated August 11th,1961, acknowledging a letter and discussing his near future plans. Laid in is a pamphlet prospectus for a memorial to Brooks, eight pages, anonymous, issued by the Van Wyck Brooks Memorial Association, with a drawing of Brooks by George Biddles, and listing the "Committee of Sponsors" which includes many of the most prominent literary historians of the day. Some staining to the cloth and top edge, a little wear to the jacket, a Very Good copy in a Very Good jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 Brooks, Van Wyck. Fenollosa and His Circle. With Other Essays in Biography.

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1962. First edition. Original cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed and signed, "For Jack and Phyllis with love always....", dated November, 1962. Brooks was to die about six months later. Fine in a fine jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Adams, Raymond, Henry Seidel Canby, Van Wyck Brooks, Walter Harding, Hubert Hoeltje. Harriet L. Tolman, 1868-1941.

(Concord: Bert and Lucy Chambers, 1942). First edition. Original printed wrappers, printed paper label, plain glassine dust wrapper, unpaginated but less than ten pages. Brief contributions by these biographers of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, memorializing a Concordian who they all pumped for information. A Fine copy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Brooks, Van Wyck. Howells. His Life and World.

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1959. First edition. Original gray cloth, lettered in jray, pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed and signed "For Jack and Phyllis Wheelock with love as ever....", dated September, 1959. Fine in a lightly soiled, Very Good jacket. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8 Brooks, Van Wyck. John Sloan. A Painter's Life.

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1955. First edition. Original quarter cloth, printed paper label, and cloth boards, pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed and signed, "For John Hall Wheelock and Phyllis, with affection...", dated February 1, 1955. Fine in a Very Good jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 Brooks, Van Wyck. New England Indian Summer. 1865-1915.

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1940. First edition. Original quarter white cloth, lettered in red, and red cloth boards, in pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed and signed "For John Bakeless, with sincere good wishes...", dated March 31st, 1944. Bakeless was a historian, especially of the western migration. Some rubbing to cloth and jacket, a Very Good copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 Brooks, Van Wyck. Opinions of Oliver Allston.

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1941. First edition. Original cloht, lettered in white, in pictorial dust jacket. Tipped in is an autograph letter, signed, from Brooks to a Mr. Billings, dated September 27, 1941, sending a copy of a speech (no longer present) which will appear, in "a somewhat different form", in his book "Opinioins of Oliver Allston:, "Which will be published next month". A Fine copy, very good jacket with some edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 Brooks, Van Wyck. The Confident Years: 1885-1915.

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1952. First edition. Original quarter cloth, printed in beige, decorated in gilt, with pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed and signed, "For Elliott Graham with grateful regards....", dated 1951. Graham was a publicist at E.P. Dutton. A little dust soiling, slight wear to jacket. Very Good in a very good jacket. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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12 Brooks, Van Wyck. The Dream of Arcadia. Writers and Artists in Italy, 1760-1915.

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1958. First edition. Original gray cloth, lettered in gray, pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed and signed, "For Elliott Graham with affection...", dated August, 1958. Fine in a fine jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 Brooks, Van Wyck. The Life of Emerson.

New York: E.P. Dutton, (1932). First edition. Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, original pictorial dust jacket. Top edge stained red, others uncut. A Fine copy in a fine jacket. 
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14 Brooks, Van Wyck. The Pilgrimage of Henry James.

New York: Dutton, (1925). First edition. Red cloth, gilt-stamped. Paper slightly browned, 170 pp. Partially unopened. A bit of rubbing and some bumps on edges, ownership sticker inside, but a Very Good copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 Brooks, Van Wyck. The Pilgrimage of Henry James.

New York: E.P. Dutton, (1925). First edition. Original red cloth, gilt. Inscribed by the author to his wife: "For Eleanor - Van Wyck" 1925". In his "Autobiography.." (1965, p.360), Brooks notes that F. Scott Fitzgerald, "the typical writer of the twenties....wrote to me in praise of my book on Henry James and he said he knew 'The Ordeal of Mark Twain', also." Spine dull, light staining to front, dust soiling. A Good copy, only. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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16 Brooks, Van Wyck. The World of H.G. Wells.

New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1915. First edition. Original blue cloth, printed paper label. With the ownership signature of "Eleanor S. Brooks", the author's wife, and her "Please Return". Label and spine cloth darkened, some rubbing, a Good, sound copy. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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17 Brooks, Van Wyck. The Writer in America.

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1953. First edition. Original gray cloth, printed in white, pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed and signed "For Jack and Phyllis Wheelock with love...", dated 1953. Fine, in a lightly rubbed, Very Good jacket. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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18 Brooks, Van Wyck. The Writer in America.

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1953. First edition. Original grey cloth, lettered in white, pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed and signed to Kenneth Murdock, English teacher at Harvard, with thanks for his "great kindness at the Tavern Club", dated January, 1953. The book is Fine, the jacket just Good, with some chips and wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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