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(New York): G.P. Putnam, (1848). First edition, second printing (BAL 13063). Original paper boards, printed paper label lacking, in a custom marbled paper slipcase. Lowell's popular poem pokes fun at many of the literary figures of the day, including Thoreau, who had yet to write his first book: "How he jumps, how he strains, and gets red in the face, / To keep step with the mystagogue's (Emerson) natural pace!". Worn, top of spine lacks 1 1/2 inches, label... View more info
Boston: William L. Kent, 1858. First edition. Cover title. Parker complains of ministers competing for parishioners. Old vertical crease, a Very Good copy. View more info
By: Ripley, George.
Boston: No publisher, 1841. First edition. Lacks the printed wrappers, 24 pp. Ripley, the reformer, reluctantly leaves his parish in the poorer part of Boston to start the Brook Farm utopian community in West Roxbury, where he hopes to lead society, by example, to the right way of living. Removed from a bound volume, cut down to 4 3/4 by 7 3/8 inches. Very Good. View more info
Philadelphia: Bowne Publishing, 1894. First edition. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt, decorated in black, floral endpapers, 135 pp. An elucidation of railroad practices of the time, from top to bottom. Mild rubbing, paper lightly browned. Very Good. View more info
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood, 1880. First edition. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt, decorated in gilt and black, 85 pp. and a leaf of ads. Macrae had been Forester to Lord Henry Bentinck. "One good reason that such a handbook (as this one) has not been written, is that those men who possess the most thorough knowledge of deer-stalking have not receiveda sufficient education to enable them to write a book...". A Fine copy. View more info
New York: Harper and Brothers. In Three Volumes, the first two undated reprints, the third dated 1897, the first American edition. Original green cloth, gilt. McCarthy eventually finished this history in 1905. Ownership stamp and a sticker the "State Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, and the Blind, Berkeley, California: on prelims, no external library markings. A little rubbing, a Fine copy. View more info
Chowchilla, CA: Not Published, February 2, 1942. A typescript, bound in a term paper folder, printed paper label. Title and dedication leaves, 15 leaves of text, recto only, double spaced. A copy of another typescript with 12 leaves of text is held by the Grace Graduate Theological Union Library in Berkeley. This congregation was formed in 1854. Laid in is a typed letter from "C.M. Drury" to Rev Steps thanking him for this history, which now resides in "the S... View more info
No place, not published, no date but about 1959. A typescript, bound in a term paper folder, printed paper label. Title page and 19 pp. of text, recto only, double spaced, and a one page bibliography which includes Rev. Paul O. Steps's "History of St. Andrew's Community (Presbyterian) Church" of Columbia, California". A little wear to covers, in Fine condition. View more info
Bulletin of the BPL for April-June, 1922. One issue, original wrappers. Four page facsimile of a manuscript of a trip undertaken by four commissioners from Massachusetts to a conference with the "Six Nations"; the English were "straining every nerve to secure the aid of the Indians in their warfare against the French." With commentary. Ex-lib., some soiling and creasing, Very Good. View more info
By: Johnson, Samuel.
London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1775. First edition, first printing, first state (collates as in Todd, "Studies in Bibliography", v.6 (1954), pp.247-248, Edition "A", except (Cc1) a blank - no addenda there, nor is a slip inserted between title and p.1). Contemporary full calf, later matching backstrip, red leather label, gilt. Courtney and Smith (1925, p.118) note that Johnson's wish to visit this part of Scotland originated when he was a boy, when his... View more info
No place: privately printed at the Harvard University Press, (1928). First edition. Green cloth, blind and gilt. "This little book, printed to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Charles Eliot Norton, contains a poem by him, inspired by Walt Whitman's 'Leaves of Grass', and also his review of that work, printed anonymously in "Putnam's Monthly" for September, 1855." A Fine copy, unopened. View more info
San Francisco: The Colt Press, 1946. First edition. Quarter cloth and printed-paper-covered boards. One of 500 copies. With four wood engravings by Mallette Dean. Trollope's themes are his impressions of San Francisco and his visit to Yosemite. A Fine copy. View more info