DescriptionFour Literary First Editions, including: John G. Whittier. Poems. Good. [and:] Michael Scott. The Cruise of the Midge. . First edition thus. Near fine. [and:] Mary Johnston. To Have and To Hold. Good. [and:] William Somerset Maugham. The Explorer. Generally very good.
This lot contains: John G. Whittier. Poems. Philadelphia: Joseph Healy, 1838. First edition. Twelvemo. vi, 180 pages. Publisher's gilt-stamped reddish-brown leather. Worn binding; spine chipping and splitting along joints. Foxing. Ownership stamp dated 1843. In chemise and gilt-stamped quarter leather slipcase. Good. BAL 21710. [and:] Michael Scott. The Cruise of the Midge. London: Gibbings and Co., . First edition thus. Two twelvemo volumes. 397; 386 pages. Illustrations by Frank Brangwyn. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt, white, and light blue stamping, with pictorial inset of a ship to front board of each volume. Top edges gilt. Minor rubbing and wear to boards. Some leaves unopened. A lovely pair of books. In one chemise and a lightly worn gilt-stamped quarter leather double book-backed slipcase. Near fine. 1,500 copies printed. [and:] Mary Johnston. To Have and To Hold. Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1900. First edition. Octavo. 403 Pages. Illustrations by Howard Pyle, E. B. Thompson, A. W. Betts, and Emlen McConnell. Publisher's red cloth with paper title label to spine. Boards soiled. Hinges cracked; binding loose. Bookplate to front pastedown. In chemise and worn quarter leather slipcase (which incorrectly states that the book inside is an "entirely unopened copy"). Good. [and:] William Somerset Maugham. The Explorer. London: William Heinemann, 1908. First edition. Octavo. 297 pages, plus 4 pages of ads. Publisher's gilt-stamped blue cloth. Cloth rubbed and worn along extremities. In chemise and gilt-stamped quarter leather slipcase. Generally very good.
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