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    Washington Irving, et al. Group of Six Assorted Titles. [Various Places: various publishers], 1832-1986. Several are signed. Washington Irving. The Alhambra. Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1832. First American edition. Two octavo volumes. 234; 236 pages. Publisher's original cloth-backed plain boards, printed paper labels on spines. Affixed to the front endleaves of volume II is an autograph letter signed to Irving from "Mahon." Bindings worn and soiled, preliminary leaves of volume I chipped and worn, ownership signature on both title-pages (signature is neither "Mahon" nor Stanhope), text toned, edgeworn, foxed. Hinges starting. Bookplate of Philip Earl Stanhope on front pastedown of volume I. Good.

    [Together with:] Richard Harding Davis. The West from a Car-Window. New York: Harper, 1892. First edition. With a clipped signature from Davis affixed to the front free endpaper. Octavo. [243] pages. Illustrated. Publisher's full blue cloth, front board and spine stamped in silver. Spine toned and edgeworn, some rubbing, soiling to boards. Text toned. Good.

    [And:] [Salesman's Dummy]. P. T. Barnum. The Life of Barnum. Philadelphia: H. J. Smith, [no date]. Octavo. With sample pages of text and salesman's subscription leaves, all blank. Publisher's full blue cloth, boards decoratively stamped in black and gilt. Leather spine sample affixed to front pastedown. Some rubbing to boards, some offsetting to endleaves. Near fine.

    [And:] Matthew Prior. Selected Poems of Matthew Prior. London: Kegan Paul, 1889. Large Paper Edition, one of fifty numbered copies signed by the printer, this being copy number 36. This copy Extra-Illustrated, with hand-painted decorations on several text pages. Octavo. 235 pages. Bound by MacDonald in contemporary full red levant morocco, boards ruled in gilt with gilt floral cornerpieces, spine tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endleaves, top edge gilt, others uncut. Spine soiled and toned, some rubbing, soiling to boards, some text leaves toned and foxed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Very good.

    [And:] Owen Wister. The Virginian. New York: Heritage Press, [1951]. With an original ink drawing by William Moyers, the illustrator, on the half-title. Laid-in is a typed note signed by Wister. Publisher's full beige cloth binding, front board and spine stamped in brown and gilt. Spine scuffed, binding toned, foxed. In original slipcase (worn). Good.

    [And:] [Alan James Robinson, illustrator]. Edgar Allan Poe. The Raven. [Easthampton]: Cheloniidae Press, [1986]. One of 150 copies signed by Robinson, this being copy number "72/150". Laid-in is a prospectus signed by Robinson. Oblong octavo. Unpaginated. Publisher's black wrappers, front board stamped in black, printed paper spine label. Spine barely sunned, minor rubbing, occasional minor foxing in text. Fine.


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