Literature & Fiction

Literature & Fiction

Dorothy Bridges Ille. Bankers Place. Nashville: Scythe publications, 1995. 1st/1st. Near Fine/None as issued. Signed by author.

Near fine, inscribed hardcover vignette on post-Depression era family.

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.