Boston: Shepard, Clark and Brown, 1857. , 394 pp., . 8vo. Cloth. First edition. From the short preface: "To upraise the undeservedly fallen, and make the sitters upon stolen thrones to feel their false position, constitute a theme for inspiration." Fraying along the spine ends, tear to one gutter, roll, a few pages roughly opened with some tears; still a good copy of an uncommon title.
New York: John Day Company, 1966. 30,  pp. Portrait frontis. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Signed by the Buck on the half-title. One of 1000 copies of Buck's address to the American Library Association,1966. A fine copy with only a hint of rubbing at the upper corners, lacking the unprinted glassine jacket.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. 278 pp. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Inscribed by the author on the free front end paper. A near fine copy in a near fine lightly rubbed dust jacket.
Washington, DC / Paris, Black Sun Press, 1945-1948. Illus. with color & b/w plates. Folios. Broadsides loose in paper portfolios. First editions. The complete run of six issues with a few broadsides lacking (II: #12, #22; III: #12; IV: #6-10; VI: Letter and Contemporary Greek Literature. Includes a few duplicate leaves and a few items not listed in contents). "...[Harry T. Moore] suggested that [Caresse Crosby] start a new cultural magazine with international overtones--she blazed up at once and began organizing the project. Since paper was difficult to obtain in bulk, she cleverly bought papers of different sizes and colors which would be put into cardboard folders: and she called the magazine Portfolio...One number was devoted to the new French authors, another to Italians, still another to Greeks, introducing to America many of the authors who were to become famous in their own lands and throughout the world in the postwar years." [Harry T. Moore, "The Later Caresse Crosby: Her Answer Remained 'Yes'," ICarbS, III, 2, 1977, p. 129. Includes work by Henry Miller, Kay Boyle, Jean Genet, Harry Crosby, Jean-Paul Sartre, Garcia Lorca, Kenneth Rexroth, Carlo Levi, Giorgio de Chirico, Alberto Moravia, Bruno Zevi, Giorgio Morandi, de Chirico, Manzu, Cagli, Anais Nin, Picasso, Modigliani, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Robert Lowell, Charles Olson, Charles Bukowski, Albert Camus, George Theotokas, Mararita Carapanou, Angelo Sikeliano, Nikos Engonopoulos, Yannis Ritso, Theophilos, Ghike, Tsarouchis, Moralis, Kapralos, Diamantopoulos, and others. Includes Charles Bukowski's "Twenty (20) Tanks From Kasseldown," his first separately published work. Overall condition varies from good to near fine, wrappers ranging from good- and fragile to very good. Most leaves are somewhat darkened with the occasional tear otherwise very good to near fine (except as noted in II); I: boards separated, ties lacking, boards soiled; II: wrappers fragile and separated with chips to all edges, most leaves with small edge tears and chips; III: wrappers fragile and separated with chips to all edges; IV: wrappers separated with chips to edges; V: some tears and chips to spine, a few internal tears to pockets; VI: wrappers sunned at spine, spine partially separated.
Paris: Rieder, 1933. 411 pp. 8vo. Three quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt title and decoration, marbled endpapers, original wrapper bound in, sewn-in silk bookmark. First French edition. Paul Nizan, trans. Text in French. A very good+ copy, clean, crisp, and unmarked with a little foxing on the original front wrapper.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1904. , 309,  pp. Illus. with 6 b/w plates. Sm. 8vo. Green cloth with gilt titles and blind stamped banjos to front board and spine. First edition. Illus. by Edward Windsor Kemble. Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), son of ex-slaves, was the first African-American to gain national eminence as a poet. He was a prolific writer of short stories, novels, librettos, plays, songs and essays, employing both standard English and turn-of-the-century black American dialect, which led to his humorous poems gaining great popularity. But despite the title of this work, Dunbar's last collection of stories, written when deteriorating health kept him from writing longer pieces, he left behind the pastoral setting of his earlier stories to focus on the "modern Negro" in the towns and cities of an urbanizing America and its growing African American population (See Jarrett & Morgan's excellent introduction to The Complete Stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar, 2005). Edward Windsor Kemble (1861-1933), illustrator was a self-taught artist specializing in costume scenes, particularly those of the American Black community; he illustrated Uncle Tom's Cabin, Huck Finn, and other similar works. A very good bright copy, extremities rubbed, small bump to front corner, owner's signatures (one in year of publication) to free endpapers; leaves crisp and clean, binding strong. Protected in a clear archival jacket. BAL 4950.
La Jolla, CA: Friends of the UCSD Library, (1981). [16 pp.]. 8vo. Stitched gray paper wrappers. First edition. Keepsake for the Friends of the UCSD Library. Letter G of 26 copies lettered A-Z, reserved for the publisher, and signed, lettered, and inscribed by the author to Kenneth G. Hill, with hand colored design on title page from a total run of 2126. "Inspired by the works of the thirteenth-century poet Rumi (Jalal al-Din Rumi, 1207-1273)," (laid-in leaf: "The Five Songs" by Michael Davidson). A fine copy. Bertholf A55c.
La Jolla, CA: Friends of the UCSD Library, (1981). [16 pp.]. 8vo. Stitched rust-colored paper wrappers. First edition. Keepsake for the Friends of the UCSD Library. Letter g of 26 copies lettered a-z signed, and lettered by the author from the trade run of 2000 copies of a total run of 2126. "Inspired by the works of the thirteenth-century poet Rumi (Jalal al-Din Rumi, 1207-1273), " (laid-in leaf: "The Five Songs" by Michael Davidson). Gift card "from Dorothy and Kenneth Hill" laid in. A fine copy. Bertholf A55 [note].
Boston: D. Lothrop and Co. (1877). v, 100 pp. Illus. with 2 b/w plates and 26 b/w drawings. 16mo. Cloth. First edition. Ella Farman Pratt's (1837-1907) sixth book was a collection of poems. Scarce. OCLC and RLIN list only six copies. Wear to head and heel of spine, faint soiling to boards, otherwise about very good with hinges starting very faint staining to top edge on a few leaves, but still tight and clean. A nice copy of this uncommon title in a clear archival jacket.