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1 Burton, John Hill The Book-Hunter Etc. With Additional Notes By Richard Grant White
New York Sheldon & Company 1863 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1863. Burton (1809-1881) was a prominent Scottish historian and biographer. Here he describes the bibliomania of "Mighty Book-Hunters." Notes by the music critic and Shakespearian scholar Richard Grant White (1822-1885). This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition (it was published a year earlier in England). Green ribbed cloth binding with a paper Title on the spine. Clean text; 411 pages, indexed. Minor rubbing and bumping Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 De Aungerville, Richard The Philobiblon of Richard De Bury
New York Phillip C. Duschines 1945 Limited Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Phillip C. Duschines, 1945. Richard De Aungerville (surname De Bury, 1287-1345) was one of the earliest known book collectors. He wrote this treatise in Latin, inventing a word to indicate his love of books, and hoping to instruct in proper librarianship. Uncommon thus.This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition, which was LIMITED to 600 copies (each copy is numbered as one of the 600 years since the book's completion). The translation is by Andrew Fleming West. Tan cloth binding with a leather spine ruled in gilt. Clean text; 80 pages. A lovely book; the only defect is that the spine leather has dried and is cracked; now protected by an archival sleeve. No dustjacket; with the original slipcase.. Limited. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3 Hutchison, E.R. Tropic of Cancer on Trial
New York Grove Press 1968 First Canadian Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Grove Press, 1968. Details the legal challenges to Henry Miller's work - a "case history of censorship." Bright green cloth binding, has only a wrinkle on the FFEP, minor shelf dusting, else Fine. DJ has been clipped. In archival protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Canadian Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 Lewis, Roy Harley Antiquarian Books: An Insider's Account
New York Arco Publishing Company, Inc. 1978 0668045876 / 9780668045872 First Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Arco Publishing Company, Inc., 1978. This is a fun read for anyone interested in the world of British booksellers. A Fine copy; Black cloth binding withgilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 200 pages, with index. The dustjacket is unclipped; it has a chip at the head of the spine; else Fine. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Matthews, Brander (Editor) Ballads of Books
New York George J. Coombes 1887 Limited/Numbered. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket Signed
New York: George J. Coombes, 1887. Brander Matthews (1852-1929) was a prominent academic who established Theatre as a legitimate subject of study. He was a prolific writer. Although his academic works are solid, his creative writing is undistinguished and largely unknown today. He was a friend to many of the greatest writers of the time. Here is an early volume of poetic bibliophilia he has selected, in an edition LIMITED to 100 copies, and SIGNED by the publisher, George Coombes, a bookseller who issued catalogues of the "old and curious." The half-title refers to a series called "Books for the Bibliophile;" Quercus speculates that this must have been a series, although this is the first we have seen. RARE. (LOC has several of his titles, as do Folger, Grolier, and NY Public; but this title is not among them.) This is a Very Good (Minus) copy. Paper-covered boards with a paper label on the spine. Clean text; 174 pages. Paper label is rubbed but still readable. This volume is tender; the front gutter has cracked, and with too much usage may separate. Please note the condition; Quercus must offer this as a binding copy, in need of some restoration or repair. In an archival plastic protector.. Signed by Author. Limited/Numbered.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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6 Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur M.A. On the Art of Reading
New York and London G.P. Putnam's Sons 1926 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1926. One of the most famous Books-About-Books of the 20th Century. First published in 1920; this is a Very Good copy of the Third Printing, from August of 1926. Blue paper-covered boards with a dark blue cloth spine; gilt titling on the spine and front cover. Clean text; ix, 250 pages, indexed. Mildly bumped, with a bit of a slant; rubbed at head and foot of the spine (gilt there is dulled). No dustjacket. A superior Reading Copy.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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