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The Genius and Posture of America. An Oration Delivered Before the Citizens of Boston, July 4, 1857.

By: Alger, William Rounseville.

Price: $125.00

Seller ID: alger,williamrounseville.125boston:thebostondail

Boston: The Boston Daily Bee, 1857. First edition. Original printed wrappers, 60 pp. A presentation copy: "Dr. Samuel Osgood with Compliments of the Author." This speech slammed the South and named any northerner a "flunkey" who would appease the pro-slavery states. In the appendix is printed the relevant minutes of two meetings in Boston, where it was voted not to print, at City expense as tradition demanded, this 4th of July speech: The Board of Aldermen, 1 Yea, 9 Nays, 2 Absent; The Common Council, 3 Yeas, 37 Nays, 7 Absent. Alger was a well known Unitarian ministe... View more info

The True Lessons of Grief. A Sermon, Preached to the New North Religious Society, In Boston...

By: Alger, William Rounseville.

Price: $35.00

Seller ID: alger,williamrounseville.35boston:charlesh.crosb

Boston: Charles H. Crosby, printer, 1864. First edition. Original printed wrappers, 20pp. Like his cousin Horatio Alger, Jr., William Rounseville Alger was a Unitarian minister. He was an abolitionist, a writer on comparative religion, and a lecturer. A little soiled, else Fine. View more info

The Last Canto of the Paradiso of Dante Alighieri. Being a specimen of a translation of the Divine Comedy in triple rime by Melville B. Anderson.

By: Alighieri, Dante Melville Anderson, transl..

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: alighieri,dantemelvilleanderson,transl..50floren

Florence: Printed by the Typografia Giuntia, December, 1916. First edition. Self-wrapper. Small quarto (one sheet watermarked Old Stratford folded to make eight pages), string bound. Anderson was to publish his translation of The Divine Comedy in 1921. He also published The Florence of Dante in '29, and he printed "The Great Refusal: A War-Poem with a Florence imprint in 1916 (ESTC). The present volume not in ESTC, not in the on-line catalogue of the Stanford University Library but may be in the many feet of Anderson's papers in the library collection. Anderson taught at Stanford.... View more info

The New Life.

By: Alighieri, Dante.

Price: $225.00

Seller ID: alighieri,dante.225london:keganpaul,trench,trubn

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1903. First edition of this translation by Luigi Ricci. Number one of sixty copies especially bound in vellum boards, gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, and the text printed on japanese vellum. The original Italian and the English translation on facing pages. Boards bowed, a little soiling, a Very Good copy. View more info

Autograph Letter, Signed, to W.H. (William Hickling) Prescott.

By: Alison, A. Archibald.

Price: $115.00

Seller ID: alison,a.archibald.115datedpossilhouse,glasgow,a

Dated Possil House, Glasgow, Aug. 16th (no year, but 1850). Alison enthusiastically and with great courtesy invites Prescott to dinner and to stay the night, and gives directions. Alison and Prescott were both distinguished hisorians in their respective countries. Prescott was on a tour of England in 1850. His friend, George Ticknor, "described his visit with but slight exaggeration as 'the most brilliant visit ever made to England by an American citizen not clothed with the prestige of official station." (DAB, quoting Ticknor's "Life of...Prescott", 1864). Alison was so popula... View more info

Autograph Letter, signed, to Fanny Hall.

By: Alison, A. Sir Archibald.

Price: $60.00

Seller ID: alison,a.sirarchibald.60fourpages,glasgow,nov.11

Four pages, Glasgow, Nov. 11, no year. A friendly letter to "Miss Hall" imploring her to always stop by when she is in Scotland, and that he hasn't a letter from "Bulwer" to send her but that he will be visiting Possil in December and surely can provide an autograph for her then. Some talk of his son's military career and good wishes to her father. Alison was a judge and historian, best known for his multi-volume History of Europe. In November of 1847 he presided at the annual banquet of the Manchester Athenaeum, where Emerson gave his "Speech at Manchester" (Englis... View more info

Carte de Visite Photograph of Archibald Alison.

By: Alison, Archibald.

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: alison,archibald.50imprintofmason&co.,london,tak

Imprint of Mason & Co., London, taken in about 1862. Alison is seated at a table, chair facing to his left, right leg crossed over left. Sir Archibald Alison (1792-1867) was a Scottish historian and a judge. A fine carte. View more info

Autograph Letter, Signed.

By: Allibone, S. Samuel Austin.

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: allibone,s.samuelaustin.75dateddec.,1858,todanie

Dated Dec., 1858, to Daniel N. Haskell, presenting volume one of his Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors. Haskell was editor of the Boston Transcript. Allibone was, perhaps, fishing for a testimonial to be printed in Haskell's paper and in subsequent editions of the Dictionary, which is still used today, especially for the less well documented authors. One page, about 90 words. Some soiling, two long tears that have old repairs with a tape that has darkened. A Good letter. View more info

Nightingale Valley; A Collection of Choice Lyrics and Short Poems, From the Time of Shakespeare to the Present Day.

By: Allingham, William, editor.

Price: $160.00

Seller ID: allingham,william,editor.160london:bellanddaldy,

London: Bell and Daldy, 1862. First edition, a later issue (Lasner, A6 - perhaps the 2nd or 3rd issue - half title and title are cancels as in Colbeck's No.9, v.1, p.9). Original green cloth, gilt, decorated in gilt and blind, 288 p. A gift inscription: "The Revd. Thos: Wilkins on his birthday 1866 with Mrs. Gatty's affectionate regards. Ecclesfield 16 Sep. 1866". Margaret Gatty was a writer of natural history and biography, and she wrote for children. Her husband was the Vicar and Thomas Wilkins the curate at the Ecclesfield parish. With the bookplate of Allingham bibliographer Mark S... View more info

The Ballad Book. A Collection of the Choicest British Ballads.

By: Allingham, William, editor.

Price: $80.00

Seller ID: allingham,william,editor.80londonandcambridge:ma

London and Cambridge: Macmillan, 1864. First edition (Lasner, A9). Original purple cloth, gilt, decorated in gilt and blind, 393 pp., the last leaf (CC6) a leaf of ads. In the "Golden Treasury" series. With the bookplate of Mark Samuels Lasner, Allingham bibiographer (1993). Spine sunned, lightly stained. Front endpapers cracked. Old penciled gift inscription. A Good copy. View more info

Letters From William Allingham to Mr. and Mrs. Browning.

By: Allingham, William.

Price: $275.00

Seller ID: allingham,william.275(noplace:privatelypublished

(No place: privately published, no date, but May, 1913, or later). First edition (Lasner, 35). Caption title, 12 pp. Edited by Helen Allingham, the author's widow, who writes that these letters (seven are printed, dating from June, 1853 to June, 1860) were not accessible for publication in the "Letters to William Allingham" (1911, Lasner 32). Very light foxing, a Fine copy, and scarce (WorldCat shows just six copies), housed in a Fine custom green cloth folding case, black leather label, gilt. View more info

Rhymes for the Young Folk.

By: Allingham, William.

Price: $225.00

Seller ID: allingham,william.225london:cassell,(nodate).fir

London: Cassell, (no date). First edition (Lasner 24). Original quarter cloth, gilt, and plain red paper boards, all edges stained red, white endpapers, illustrated, 75 pp. Illustrated by Helen Allingham, the author's wife, and three others; four of the illustrations are in color, including one by Kate Greenaway, "The Bubble". The first issue was in April, 1887; this is a later issue or printing, the same as the first except: the paper boards not illustrated, and no ads bound in at the end. The edges of the boards rubbed, the spine cloth unworn. Offsetting to the front and back boards ... View more info

The Sylphs of the Seasons, With Other Poems.

By: Allston, W. Washington.

Price: $600.00

Seller ID: allston,w.washington.600boston:cummingsandhillia

Boston: Cummings and Hilliard; Cambridge: Hilliard and Metcalf, 1813. First American edition (BAL 494), preceded by a London edition of the same year. Nineteenth century half leather, gilt, decorated in gilt, and marbled paper boards. William Ellery Channing's copy, his bookplate, which is almost entirely obscured by another. Channing and Allston were lifelong friends. Allston married Channing's sister, Ann, in 1809. He painted Channing's portrait in 1811; it hangs at the Boston Museum of Fine Art. Some wear to the leather, but a Very Good copy. View more info

The Knickerbocker"

By: American Periodical

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: americanperiodical100v.x,july-december,1837.sixi

V.X, July -December, 1837. Six issues bound together, without the wrappers, with a general title page and index. Full leather, gilt decorated spine. Contributions by William Gilmore Simms, H.R. Schoolcraft. A four part series on archaeology, "American Antiquities". In July, the editor, Lewis Gaylord Clark, does a short, favorable review of Ralph Waldo Emerson's NATURE, which had been published nine months before, only the fourth recorded notice (Burkholder and Myerson) and the first by anyone in New York. Leather worn, light foxing, but a Good, sound copy. View more info

The Massachusetts Review"

By: American Periodical

Price: $12.00

Seller ID: americanperiodical12forautumn,1962.originalwrapp

for Autumn, 1962. Original wrappers, spine chipped and browned. About half of this issue is "A Centenary Gathering for Henry David Thoreau" with participation by Carl Bode, Walter Harding, Martin Luther King, Jawaharlal Nehru, and others. A Good, sound copy. View more info

The Sewannee Review"

By: American Periodical

Price: $45.00

Seller ID: americanperiodical45twoissues,winterandspring,19

Two issues, Winter and Spring, 1953. Printed wrappers. William Empson contributes "Hamlet, When New" in two parts, complete. Other authors are Cleanth Brooks, Allen Tate, John Crowe Ransom ("Responsible Criticism") and T.S. Eliot ("Vergil and the Christian World"). A Very Good set. View more info

The Sewanee Review"

By: American Periodical

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: americanperiodical15forautumn,1963.printedwrappe

for Autumn, 1963. Printed wrappers. "Proust and the French Novel" by Wallace Fowlie, "In Memoriam of Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen)", "Wolfe (Thomas) is still at the Door" by Robert Spiller. Small wet stain to first 3 leaves, a Very Good copy. View more info

The Sewanee Review"

By: American Periodical Andre Gide

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: americanperiodicalandregide15forautumn,1952.twoa

for Autumn, 1952. Two articles on Andre Gide, who had died in 1951. Wrappers, a bit soiled. A Very Good copy. View more info

The Harmony of True Liberalism: Henry Adams' MONT-SAINT-MICHEL AND CHARTRES" in "The Sewanee Review"

By: American Periodical Henry Adams

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: americanperiodicalhenryadams15forwinter,1952.byr

for Winter, 1952. By R.P. Blackmur, this is an excerpt from his "upcoming book on Henry Adams" which was unfinished 12 years later when Blackmur died and did not come out until 1980. Also, Irving Howe has written to the editor complaining about a bad review of his SHERWOOD ANDERSON. A Very Good copy. View more info

Conspiracy of the Cocked Hats" and "Guests from Gibbet Island" in "The Knickerbocker".

By: American Periodical Irving, Washington.

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: americanperiodicalirving,washington.75newyork:v.

New York: V.XIV, No.4, October, 1839. Original wrappers, soiled and chipped but complete. Irving, writing as Geoffrey Crayon, contributed often to "The Knickerbocker" in 1839 and 1840 (Allibone). Also here is a poem by Longfellow, "Fifth Psalm". His first volume of poetry would not appear for a couple of months (Dec. 8, 1839, Parkman Dexter Howe Library, Part III, 1986). And, a review of Andrews Norton's "A Discourse on the Latest Form of Infidelity". A Good copy. View more info