Literature & Fiction

Literature & Fiction

Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens]. Extracts from Adam’s Diary translated from the original MS. London: Harper & Bros., 1904. First separate edition. Very Good.

First separate edition. Hardcover. Very Good/none as issued. Illustrated by F. Strothman. Very good. Title page reads: London and New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers : : MCMIV. Red cloth boards with yellow title and full-color printing of Adam at his journal with 2 monkeys. Seven gatherings with printer’s marks. Covers soiled from handling. Sunning to spine. Thick paper with mild foxing on a few pages. 89 pp. Large duodecimo, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches tall.

A comic short story of what it must have been like for Adam when the world was new…

Mark Twain. Roughing it (in one volume). Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1880 [1882]. Authorized edition

Very Good copy with owner’s name, “J. Goldberg, Heidelberg Oct. 13 1883” written on flyleaf. 295 pp. Worn hardcover, original publisher’s green boards (scuffed) with quarter cloth spine. Corners bumped and cloth worn away on corners. Spine bumped. Spine shows: “Roughing it Mark Twain” on a hand-written spine label. Duodecimo, 5 x 6 1/2 inches tall. [Conforms to Todd & Bowden b.]

Zamorano 80 list. Publisher’s boards — these were the boards items were shipped in with the expectation the book would be custom-bound by the owner for their personal library.

By Line: Ernest Hemingway. By Ernest Hemingway; William White, ed. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1967. First Edition.

A very good plus first edition in a good plus dust jacket. Red cloth boards with facsimile signature. Mild shelfwear at head of spine. Multiple closed tears (one at 2.5″) and creases on dust jacket at top and bottom edges Small dampstain to front of jacket. See photos. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. xiv, 489 pp. including index. Octavo. Spanning the years from 1920 to 1956, this priceless collection of pieces written by Hemingway ranges from articles for the “Toronto Star” and the Hearst newspapers to popular magazines such as “Esquire”, “Collier’s” and “Look”, and includes Hemingway’s vivid eyewitness accounts of the Spanish Civil War and World War II.


Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters. By John Steinbeck. New York: Viking Press, 1969. First Trade Edition.

A very good first trade edition (published simultaneously with the limited edition, not offered here). Binding is sturdy, square and tight. Navy blue quarter cloth over turquoise cloth boards. Silver title stamping. Dampstaining to covers, not afftecting endpapers or textblock. Fascimile journal endpapers. Previous owner’s name of front pastedown. One inch closed tear on front and soiling on rear of dustjacket, which is unclipped. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. ix, 162 pp.


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