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"A Beaver's Reason" in "The Cosmopolitan. An Illustrated Monthly Magazine".

By: Burroughs, John.

Price: $20.00


New York: John Brisben Walker, June, 1905. Original printed wrappers, Volume 39, Number 2. This celebrated story, among others, was used to demonstrate the limitations of human thinking in Clive Wynne's "Do Animals Think?" (2004). Fore and bottom "yapped" edges a little chipped, else Fine. View more info

"A Civil Servant" in "Old and New"

By: Hale, Edward Everett.

Price: $8.00


for January, 1874. Boston: Roberts Brothers. Original wrappers, fading to edges, spot at bottom of front. Also, "The Boston Tea Party" by Francis S. Drake. A Good, sound copy. View more info

"A Landscape Painter" in "The Atlantic Monthly"

By: James, Henry.

Price: $60.00


for February, 1866. The first appearance of this short story (Edel and Laurence, 3rd ed., D22), featuring a strong, appealing heroine and a naive hero ("Ahhh, it was ever thus", said Una Merkel's character, Verbena, in "The Parent Trap", 1961). A very early James publication. It was reprinted in "Stories Revived", 1885. A Fine copy. View more info

"California Gold. Important Official Report".

By: [Gold Rush, California, 1848; Colonel Richard B. Mason]

Price: $200.00


In The New York Tribune for December 8, 1848, published by Horace Greeley and Thomas McElrath. Original elephant folio newspaper, 4pp., complete, the report on p.3. "Colonel Richard B. Mason's famous report of his trip to newly discovered placers. It ranks as one of the most important eyewitness accounts of the Gold Rush." (Kurutz 105). "One day Mr. Marshall, as he was walking down the race to this deposit of mud, observed some glittering particles at its upp... View more info

"Change!" They Said. New Poems.

By: Lal, P.

Price: $40.00


(Calcutta: The Writer's Workshop, 1966). First edition. Original quarter cloth and printed paper boards, printed dust jacket. Includes a poem to T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot, "...Noble father of the new style..." Presentation copy signed by Lal. Boards slightly bubbled, a Very Good copy. View more info

"Chesuncook" in "The Atlantic Monthly"

By: Thoreau, Henry David.

Price: $100.00


Volume II, June, 1858 to December, 1858. Boston: Phillips, Sampson. Half leather and black cloth. Thoreau's contribution complete in three parts (Borst, D46). It was later collected in THE MAINE WOODS, 1864. An attractive, Very Good copy. View more info

"Collecting Mark Twain"

By: Mac Donnell, Kevin.

Price: $32.50


in "Firsts. The Book Collector's Magazine". Complete in two parts, consecutive issues of "Firsts", July/August, 1998 and September, 1998, both in original pictorial wrappers. An essential supplement to any and all Twain bibliographies, by a preeminent Twain collector who is also a trained bibliographer and a prominent rare book dealer. Both issues in Fine condition. View more info

"Collecting W.R. Burnett"

By: [Burnett, W.E.]

Price: $13.50


in two parts in "Firsts. The Book Collector's Magazine" for January and February, 2002. Two consecutive issues in original pictorial wrappers; the Burnett artice is complete in two parts. Fine copies. View more info

"Dawn" in "The Independent"

By: Cranch, Christopher Pearse.

Price: $17.50


for December 12, 1878. Folio newspaper, 32 pp., complete. Cranch's poem on page 3. Also in this issue a letter to the editor from John Humphrey Noyes on "The Source of Oneida Perfectionism". Removed from a bound volume. A Fine copy. View more info

"Freight Slip?"

By: [Nevada Railroad]

Price: $22.50


A small (3 x 4 3/4 inches) sheet with a cryptic (to this cataloguer) printed directional note: "Train No. 21 From Zephyr Cove, Nevada". A guess - there was a Southern Pacific train No. 21 that ran from Reno to San Francisco ("Biennial Reports of the Railroad and Public Service Commissions of Nevada", 1919-1920, p.32); this sort of slip may have been intended to accompany shipments from a Zephyr Cove shipper to the nearest station on the S.P. line, perhaps... View more info

"Giant Birds of Prey: Eagle and Condor" in "The Mentor"

By: Crandall, Lee S.

Price: $12.00


for June, 1925. Original wrappers. Lots of illustrations. A little chipping, a Very Good copy. View more info

"If I Should be a Queen" in "The Atlantic Monthly"

By: Dickinson, Emily.

Price: $35.00


for November, 1935. Original printed wrappers, p. (560). Myerson D58. Printed in anticipation of "Unpublished Poems of Emily Dickinson" (Myerson, A7.1.a), published in November, 1935. A little wear, a Fine copy. View more info

"Kismet", Partial Holograph Manuscript, Signed.

By: Merriman, Henry Stowell Hugh Stowell Scott.

Price: $375.00


Fifteen lined 8 1/2 x 11 sheets, written in ink on the rectos only, in Merriman's hand, with several holograph revisions, about 4200 words. This is about the last 45% of his short story "A Small World", perhaps first published in the posthumous collection "Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories", 1904, though it may have appeared earlier in a magazine. In addition to the name, the "Tomaso's Fortune" version bears some other differences from this manus... View more info

"Lowell's Letters to Poe" in "Scribner's Magazine"

By: [Poe, Edgar Allan] Lowell, James Russell.

Price: $50.00


Vol. XVI, July to December, 1894. Original buckram, gilt-decorated. From the August number, edited with commentary by George Woodberry. Nine letters, 1842-44. First Lowell is soliciting contributions to his "Pioneer". Then, after its failure, he is offering contributions to Poe's "Stylus". These cordial letters are printed here for the first time, they did not appear in the 2 volume LETTERS OF .......LOWELL, 1894, edited by Charles Eliot Norton. Mild wear... View more info

"Magnalia Naturae" in "Memorial Volume of Scientific Papers."

By: Thompson, D'Arcy Wentworth.

Price: $55.00


(St. Andrews): University of Saint Andrews, 1911. Original white cloth, lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt, illustrated, 324 pp. In commemoration of the University's "Five Hundredth Anniversary". Thompson's contribution, "Magnalia Naturae: Or the Greater Problems of Biology", covers pages 305 to 325. It was the "Presidential Address delivered to the Zoological Section of the British Association, August 31st, 1911." A review of classical at... View more info