0-679-42192-0 First Edition, SIGNED, INSCRIBED by the author – Fine hardcover/ Very Good+ dust jacket – NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993 – gilt lettered & decorated blue paper covered boards with black cloth backstrip – like new inside & out – faint rubbing, lower edge nick to dust jacket – 290pp.
1st EDITION – INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to former U.S. Ambassador to India & Mrs. Chester Bowles “true lovers of India – from a fellow American, Bettina Angelo O’Brien 19/11/66″ – NY: Vantage Press, 1966 – near new hardcover/ Very Good dust jacket – 8.25 ” tall – b&w ills & photos – 95pp. Travel in India from Delhi to Madras, to the village of Perur in Kerala, India. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
NY: Universal Publ. Co., 1939 – First Edition, INSCRIBED by the Author – Good/ paperback – 6″ tall – green paper covers – inscribed by the author: “With the best wishes of Haridas” – 32-page prose poem by the author of “Gandhi the Apostle” ; “Gandhi Versus the Empire”; “Gandhi Triumphant”. This is a scarce title by the author, a Sociology professor at Northwestern, Howard University and Univ. of Wisconsin; B.A. (1925) & M.A. (1926) from Northwestern. Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall
1-883477-01-8 First Edition, SIGNED by the Author – Very Good+ paperback – Rochester MN: Lone Oak Press, 1994 – oblong 6″h x 8 7/8″ – b&w photos with captions by Bob Nandell – very light edgewear, otherwise near Fine with no interior markings – 96pp. Iowa scenes.
First Edition, SIGNED by the author – Good paperback – NY: Gotham Book Mart, 1974 – 8.75″ tall – exterior rubbed with foxed, stained edges; interior clean and bright,unmarked – reviews, author bio – unnumbered pages. Story poem involving a boat called the Bourrichon, based on a true story, Two Canoe Gypsies by Melville Chater, 1932. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
Garden City NY: Doubleday & Company, 1934 – First Edition, SIGNED/INSCRIBED by Lauren Ford (with extra color illustration) on front endpaper – Very Good hardcover in near Very Good dust jacket – 7″ tall x 4.75″ – lovely color illustrations on double pages – opens easily at center, otherwise tight, bright, with no markings – dust jacket has moderate edgewear, tiny edge tears – unnumbered pages. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall
3rd printing, SIGNED by the Author – Fine hardcover/Very Good+ dust jacket – South Windsor CT: Inspiration House, 1984 – 8.25″h x 5.75″ – gold/orange boards – b&w ills by Bette Easton Bossen – like new with no inscription or any other markings – unnumbered pages. Letters from a journal; nature notes; natural philosophy; New England.
Hartford CT: The Stowe-Day Foundation, 1975 – Very Good paperback, with enclosed Xmas greetings card, SIGNED/inscribed by Alice DeLana – 8″ tall – b/w photos, illustrations, facsimiles – 2-page map – few brief pencil underlines and margin lines, otherwise near new – selective bibliography – 153 pages. Includes Hartford Courant clipping with photo of the editors and review of the book. Anthology of noted Hartford area wits and poets. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
NY: Viking Press, 1971 – First Edition, SIGNED/INSCRIBED by author Anne Fremantle – Very Good+ hardcover/ Very Good dust jacket (in mylar) – 8.75″ tall – blue/turquoise patterned covers with blue-lettered white cloth backstrip – blue endpapers – color dust jacket ills based on artwork by well known artists (front: John Singer Sargent’s portrait of Tiny and Arthur Rackham’s depiction of Anne as an infant) featuring the two women, the author and her mother, who are the theme of the book – bw illustrations and photos – index – 316 pages. Biography of Clara Annabel Caroline Grant Duff, partly based on her own memoir, and portrayed as the Victorian child, and the author Anne Fremantle’s autobiographical account of herself as a Georgian child. ISBN: 0-670-70696-5; 970-0-670-70696-9 Ships from the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
Emmaus PA: Rodale Press, 1987 – First Edition/SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Author to Francelia Butler, writer and educator (Children’s Literature, Univ of CT) – Very Good+ hardcover/Very Good+ dust jacket – 11″ tall x 8.5″ – many color photos by Randa Bishop, bw ills – sunning at top edge, otherwise tight, clean, unmarked – 192 pages. Author was owner of Caprilands Herb Farm, Coventry, CT. Seasonal gardening, cooking and decorating with herbs. ISBN: 0-87857-727-0 Ships media mail only to U.S. addresses. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall
Nashville TN: Cumberland House, 2002 – SIGNED by author Joan Richter, otherwise near new paperback with no other marks, light handling wear – 223 pages. Fourteen short stories centered on dance, with mysterious, even results. ISBN: 1-58182-250-2 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
First Edition, SIGNED by an author, William Watts – Good+ hardcover – NY: Paebar Co., MCDXXXII – 8vo/8 5/8″ tall – black cloth covers with gilt lettered spine – 2 b&w ills – poems, headed by short author bios – indices of poems & poets – SIGNED & INSCRIBED by William Watts whose name is not in the index but whose 6 poems are included – front cover upper corner creased, exterior edges foxed; faint margin smudge on index page; otherwise clean, unmarked interior – 68pp. Watts, according to his bio, was a farmer who emigrated from England where he was born & lived for 18 years; in 1932 he was the author of several books of plays, had published verse, & was living in Michigan.
First Edition, SIGNED by the Author – Very Good to VG+ hardcover/no dust jacket – Boston: Harold Vinal, 1923 – 8vo/7 7/8″ tall x 5.25″ – handmade natural paper covered boards with beige cloth backstrip, black title label on front with faded gilt lettered title – poems – minor lower edgewear, faint glueshadow at pastedown margins; otherwise no markings (except author’s signature) – 45pp.
Good paperback, SIGNED, INSCRIBED by the Author – Boston: Bruce Humphries, 1963 copyright date – 8vo/8.5″ tall – b&w photos of Vee (author’s deceased wife) inside front cover & Tim (author’s deceased son) inside rear cover – exterior rubbing with wear at top & bottom of backstrip, cover corner creasing, small edge tear to outer edge of rear cover – interior bright, VG, inscribed to editor “‘Erb” , June 1964, otherwise no markings – 77pp.
First Edition, SIGNED by the Author – Good+ hardcover – Macon GA: The J. W. Burke Company, 1948 – 12mo/7.75″ tall – brown suede covered boards with gilt title on front – suede rubbed at backstrip with wear at top & bottom – author has signed on front endpaper and made small corrections & emendations throughout the text – poems – 44pp. Remarkable item: “That Awful Marquisette Waist” in which the poet describes her woes in fixing up a fashion bargain to wear before the fashion is gone. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall
NY: Doubleday/Random House Inc., June 2005 – First Edition, SIGNED by the Author – as new hardcover/near new dust jacket (in mylar) – 8.25″ tall – sepia-tinted photos throughout – clean, tight, inside and out, signed by the author on the title page, otherwise no markings – dust jacket has bookstore Autographed Copy seal and miniscule closed tear on front – bibliography, photo credits – 282 pages. Part memoir, part oral history of a small black community on Martha’s Vineyard in Long Island Sound with a back history dating from the 1800s and earlier. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1973 – 2 volumes, boxed – 1st Edition – Volume 1 signed by Maurice Sendak on half-title page – Fine/as new hardcovers/Very Good jackets/VG to VG+ box – 7 1/8″ tall x 5 1/8″ – brown cloth, gilt lettered and dec; bw ills by Maurice Sendak – 168 pages; pp.169-332. Vol. 1 dust jacket has tiny brownish spot on front and tiny top corner tear; both show light edge wear from moving in and out of the box. Box: pasted pictorial label on russet paper; faint indent, no rubs or tears. Maurice Sendak (1928-2012). ISBN: 0-374-18057-1 Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall
NY: Harcourt Brace and World, 1964 – VG+ miniature hardcover (4 1/8″ tall x 3 1/8″) – SIGNED/ INSCRIBED on front endpaper by Joan Walsh Anglund with delightful illustration of a little girl sitting on a grassy hill with 3 kittens – Very Good dust jacket/Very Good case – pale green cloth covers, black lettered and dec; color and bw text ills, full color dust jacket and front label on case. Book, jacket and case lightly sunned with tiny tear to top of dust jacket; otherwise unmarked, tight, clean – unnumbered pages. Scarce signed copy by this artist. Size: 32mo – over 4″ – 5″ tall
Extracted from The Princeton University Library Chronicle, Volume XLV, Number 2, Winter 1984 – Fine/ as new hardcover in grey library binding – SIGNED/Inscribed by the author – 9.25″ tall – bw portraits, photos – pp 122-149. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
Glastonbury CT: Herman Roser and Sons, Inc., 1954 – LIMITED, Numbered Edition (No. 140/of 500 copies), INSCRIBED, SIGNED by John H. Roser – Very Good+ hardcover pigskin leatherbound – in Very Good onionskin jacket – 9.25″ tall – frontis photo of Herman Roser, (1859-1947) founder of Herman Roser and Sons – many sepia toned text ills and photos – rear photo section plus 39 pages. History of a family pigskin tanning business brought from Strasbourg to Germany in 1695, and in 1884 from Germany to the U.S. by Herman Roser. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall