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Charles Dickens. London/Chapman and Hall Limited/1881-1882
30 volume set, 10 15/16 x 8 inches , each volume weighs approximately 6 pounds. Edition de Luxe, limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 499. Elegantly bound in rich medium brown leather with ornate gilt-stamped covers and spines, five raised bands, gilt titles, top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers, Illustrated throughout, elaborately decorated doublures. Bound by Oldham and Morgenthaler.
Condition: Very good with minor abrasions to the leather
Genre: Literature, Early Victorian, Classic Novels
Truman, Ben C., New York/Fords, Howard, &Hulbert/1884
Duodecimo, about 7.5 inches, in bright red cloth decorated in gilt, beveled boards 599 pages. This copy belonged to James W. Denver, SIGNED BY DENVER in pencil, dated Feb. 1st, 1889, on the title page. The book contains a lengthy discussion of Denver's duel with Edward Gilbert, a San Francisco newspaper editor in 1852. Denver was the Secretary of the State of California at the time. Gilbert was killed. Denver later served for a short time as the Governor of the Kansas Territory, when, in 1858, the city which would become the capitol of Colorado was named after him. He later served as a general in the Civil War, and was considered as a candidate for president in the 70s and 80s but his rejection was generally attributed to the duel. The binding is sound but the last text page (577 is detached. The pages are somewhat toned but not foxed. There is a bookseller tag on the front pastedown. The covers are a bit soiled with a couple of fade spots, the spine is lightly but noticeably sunned, and the edges and extremities are modestly worn with minor fraying at the spine ends.
Condition: Very Good
Genre: Western Americana, Colorado, Denver, Association Copy
Mitchell, S Augustus. 1856, Later Printing
Cover title: Mitchell's Universal Atlas. Folio, about 17.75 inches (45 cm) tall, in half red leather on red cloth covered boards, leather title label in leather gilt on cover. 76 numbered sheets with 145 hand-colored maps, printed on rectos only but for a color frontis representation of the heights of mountains and lengths of rivers and 3 double sheet maps including a particularly desirable U.S. map. 32 maps cover states and territories of the U.S. Of particular note is the map of the Kansas and Nebraska territories, this edition having the first appearance of a map that reflected the Kansas-Nebraska Act. This was obtained at the final dispersal of personal property of the family of James W. Denver for whom the city of Denver was named. Although this book has no indication of the early ownership, other books from the auction did have his signature. A lovely copy, soundly bound (but front hinge starting), with all maps clean and bright, no foxing. The endpapers are modestly soiled. The covers are edgeworn with some bumps and abrasions; spine ends with loss of surface color. a couple of small gouges to the rear cover with a couple of square inches of cloth around one of the gouges separating from the board. Spine gilt and cover label are bright.
Condition: Very Good+
Genre: Americana, Cartography, Atlases
Poe, Edgar Allan; illustrated by Edmund Dulac. London/Hodder & Stoughton/1912
Quarto in green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt. Unpaginated, but about 200 pages with 28 color plates and 46 poems including all of the most popular ones. Dulac's illustrations are evocative of Poe's underlying themes of sadness and death. The date does not appear in the book, but the 1912 is well established. Hughes, 29a. The book had a publisher's box which is not present here. A surprisingly fresh copy with barely a hint of extremity wear and no loss of cover gilt at all. Inside is clean and sound with the endpapers completely intact.
Condition: Near Fine
Genre: Poetry, Adult Illustration, 20th Century Gift Books
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. New York/Harper & Row/1970
Octavo, original green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the dedication page, translated by Gregory Rabassa. Very good in a very good 2nd issue jacket with period at end of first paragraph. Jacket design by Guy Fleming. Front flap price clipped. Minor chip at the top and bottom of both front and back of the dustjacket. One hundred years of Solitude is a masterpiece of the art of fiction.
Genre: Magic Realism, Family Drama, Tragedy