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  • 1726 GERMAN PHILOSOPHICAL LEXICON First Edition SIGNED by J. F. CLASSEN Important Association Copy in Vellum Covers by Johann Georg Walch 1726 GERMAN PHILOSOPHICAL LEXICON First Edition SIGNED by J. F. CLASSEN Important Association Copy in Vellum Covers
    Johann Georg Walch

    PHILOSOPHISCHES LEXICON: Darinnen Die in allen Theilen der Philosophie, als Logic, Metaphysic, Physic, Pneumatic, Ethic, natu?rlichen Theologie... by Johann Georg Walch.

    LEIPZIG: Verlegts Joh. Friedrich Gleditschens seel. Sohn, 1726. FIRST EDITION.

    Vellum Covers, spine tooled in gilt, all edges stained red, [21], 3048 (columns), [90] pp., frontispiece portrait of Walch plus engraved initials and headpiece in the Introduction, 5.5x8.5 inches (14x21.5cm).

    The first major philosophical dictionary in German, with words from "Abend" to "Zwietracht".

    SIGNED and DATED by JOHAN FREDERIK CLASSEN (aka J. F. Classen), with his SIGNATURE and the date 1753 at the bottom corner of the front free endpaper.

    GOOD PLUS Condition: Soiling and light wear to the vellum covers, spine gilt somewhat faded; inner pages age toned…

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    PHILOSOPHISCHES LEXICON: Darinnen Die in allen Theilen der Philosophie, als Logic, Metaphysic, Physic, Pneumatic, Ethic, natu?rlichen Theologie... by Johann Georg Walch.

    LEIPZIG: Verlegts Joh. Friedrich Gleditschens seel. Sohn, 1726. FIRST EDITION.

    Vellum Covers, spine tooled in gilt, all edges stained red, [21], 3048 (columns), [90] pp., frontispiece portrait of Walch plus engraved initials and headpiece in the Introduction, 5.5x8.5 inches (14x21.5cm).

    The first major philosophical dictionary in German, with words from "Abend" to "Zwietracht".

    SIGNED and DATED by JOHAN FREDERIK CLASSEN (aka J. F. Classen), with his SIGNATURE and the date 1753 at the bottom corner of the front free endpaper.

    GOOD PLUS Condition: Soiling and light wear to the vellum covers, spine gilt somewhat faded; inner pages age toned with scattered faint marginal soiling and foxing, text largely unaffected. Overall a complete, fully legible, and amazingly solid copy of this 1726 philosophical dictionary / lexicon.

    RARE 1726 FIRST EDITION and an IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY with the Signature of J. F. Classen. Books with the stamp and marks of the Classen library that was built after his death are not uncommon, but books with his actual signature are rarely seen.

    About JOHAN FREDERIK CLASSEN (from Wikipedia):

    ******Johan Frederik Classen, frequently known simply as J. F. Classen, b.1725 d.1792, was a Danish-Norwegian industrialist, major general, landowner and founder of Det Classenske Fideicommis. He served as chancellery adviser to King Frederik V.

    A patron of literature, Classen bought books at home and abroad until he had amassed a large library. In his will Classen left all his assets and possessions to a charitable foundation, Det Classenske Fideicommis. It was to be used "to educate good people...and to help to alleviate poverty and misery." The fund still has considerable assets.

    The Classen Library (Danish: Det Classenske Bibliotek) in Amaliegade in Copenhagen was built at the time of Classen's death in 1792 to house his extensive library of some 20,000 volumes. It was a public library in Copenhagen, Denmark, the third largest library in the city, surpassed only by the Royal Danish Library and Copenhagen University Library. It existed until 1867 when it was merged with the Copenhagen University Library.****** (Read much more about J. F. Classen on his Wikipedia page.)

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  • 1750-1827 FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MA - HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS DEEDS & PAPERS 1750-1827 FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MA - HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS DEEDS & PAPERS

    HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS & PAPERS of the FULLERS of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS - from the COLONIAL, REVOLUTIONARY and POST-REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD, 1750-1823. Important for their Historic and Genealogical information. The papers are FULL of GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION related to the FULLERS and related families, including:

    THOMAS FULLER who came to Middleton from Woburn in 1663. He settled in a house on Old South Main Street. He was a blacksmith and iron worker. He died in 1698. BENJAMIN FULLER. Fifth son born in 1689. Died in 1754. BENJAMIN FULLER, JR. ARCHELAUS FULLER. Eldest son of Benjamin Fuller Jr. Born in 1727. Built a house in Middleton about 1759 (now knows as the "Daniel Fuller House"). Was a COLONEL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 1775-76. Died…

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    HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS & PAPERS of the FULLERS of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS - from the COLONIAL, REVOLUTIONARY and POST-REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD, 1750-1823. Important for their Historic and Genealogical information. The papers are FULL of GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION related to the FULLERS and related families, including:

    THOMAS FULLER who came to Middleton from Woburn in 1663. He settled in a house on Old South Main Street. He was a blacksmith and iron worker. He died in 1698. BENJAMIN FULLER. Fifth son born in 1689. Died in 1754. BENJAMIN FULLER, JR. ARCHELAUS FULLER. Eldest son of Benjamin Fuller Jr. Born in 1727. Built a house in Middleton about 1759 (now knows as the "Daniel Fuller House"). Was a COLONEL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 1775-76. Died in 1776 as a result of smallpox he got during the Revolutionary War. DANIEL FULLER, Esq. Educated at Philips Andover in 1785. Married SALLY ETSY in 1798. JEREMIAH FULLER. Born 1809, died 1855. Married Eunice Pike. Lived with his sister SOPHONIA, a school teacher. and MANY OTHERS.

    THE DOCUMENTS are:

    1750 Original Document - Printed and Handwritten - TIMOTHY FULLER (b. 1706, d. 1796) deeds to ARCHELAUS FULLER; 1765 Original Indenture - Printed and Handwritten - Signed by ANDREW FULLER; 1781 Four Page Handwritten Document; 1782 Six Page Handwritten Probate Document. Lists ALL THE MANY LANDS / PROPERTIES being "divided and set off to the widow BETTY FULLER..."; 1785,1787, 1792 Three Probate Documents; 1793 Single handwritten sheet, accounting of ARCHELAUS FULLER; 1823 Four page memo on the personal estate of Betty Fuller; plus a few miscellaneous small pieces.

    There is much about the early FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS to be found on the Internet.

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  • 1767 SENSATIONS & PASSIONS of the FIVE SENSES - TWO VOLUMES w/ 19 PLATES - Rare by Claude-Nicolas LE CAT 1767 SENSATIONS & PASSIONS of the FIVE SENSES - TWO VOLUMES w/ 19 PLATES - Rare
    Claude-Nicolas LE CAT

    TRAITÉ DES SENSATIONS ET DES PASSIONS EN GÉNÉRAL, Et Des SENS En PARTICULIER, by Claude-Nicolas LE CAT. (TREATISE on SENSATIONS and PASSIONS in General, and on the SENSES in PARTICULAR) PARIS: Chez VALLAT-LA-CHAPELE, Libraire au Palai, fur le Perron de la Sante-Chapell, M. DCC. LXVII. (1767). Ouvrage Divisé En Deux Parties / TWO VOLUMES - Complete in these Two Volumes. (A year later, in 1768, a third volume was issued "La théorie de l'ouie" - "theory of the eye" - which is not here; but this work is complete as originally issued in two volumes in 1767.) TWO VOLUMES. Hardcovers, leather covered boards, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers, xcv, [1], 264; lvi, [4], 201-684.…

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    TRAITÉ DES SENSATIONS ET DES PASSIONS EN GÉNÉRAL, Et Des SENS En PARTICULIER, by Claude-Nicolas LE CAT. (TREATISE on SENSATIONS and PASSIONS in General, and on the SENSES in PARTICULAR) PARIS: Chez VALLAT-LA-CHAPELE, Libraire au Palai, fur le Perron de la Sante-Chapell, M. DCC. LXVII. (1767). Ouvrage Divisé En Deux Parties / TWO VOLUMES - Complete in these Two Volumes. (A year later, in 1768, a third volume was issued "La théorie de l'ouie" - "theory of the eye" - which is not here; but this work is complete as originally issued in two volumes in 1767.) TWO VOLUMES. Hardcovers, leather covered boards, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers, xcv, [1], 264; lvi, [4], 201-684. (Note that the numbered pages at the end of Volume One and the beginning of Volume Two are not consecutive - i.e. Volume one ends at page number 264, Volume Two begins with page number 201. This is as the Two Volumes were originally published - probable printer's error. Both volumes have been collated by me with rare copies from major National Libraries that have been digitized online.) PRESENTATION COPY. Each Title-Page is INSCRIBED with a HAND-WRITTEN PRESENTATION by THE AUTHOR: "JEAN CHARLES GROSSARD... ex Dono auctoris". CONDITION: TWO BOOKS. The leather covers of both volumes are rubbed and scraped, the spine ends are chipped, the bottom of the spine of Volume Two is peeling, the front spine hinge of each volume is split but holding well; overall the covers are worn but remain attractive and are still doing their job well. Internally, the front pastedown has a long vertical scrape, as if from the removal of a piece of tape at some point. There are relevant handwritten margin notes and marks, in pencil and in English, here and there throughout. I do not know who might have written them, but they are certainly by someone carefully studying the work. The inner pages of both volumes have a bit of toning, foxing and some margin shorelining, here and there throughout, but overall the inner pages are tight, bright and clean, a remarkably well kept, sharp, clear and lovely printing of this scarce book. ILLUSTRATED with 19 ENGRAVED PLATES: ENGRAVED PORTRAIT by Thomiers at the front of Volume One, Lovely FRONTISPIECE ENGRAVING by Bacheley at the front of Volume Two (showing Women using all five senses: Sight - looking in a mirror, Sound - playing music, Taste - pouring wine; Smell - smoke from an incense burner; Touch - toughing a newly hammered helmet); PLUS 17 additional engraved PLATES (16 of which FOLD-OPEN). Also ILLUSTRATED with lovely ENGRAVED VIGNETTES at the head of many chapters, and with ENGRAVED HEAD and TAIL PIECES. This specific work by LE CAT, TRAITÉ DES SENSATIONS ET DES PASSIONS, is VERY SCARCE. About Claude-Nicolas LE CAT (from Wikipedia): ******Le Cat (1700-1768) surgeon, anatomist, & physiologist. In 1736 he established a school for anatomy & surgery in Rouen. The 'Traité Des Sensations Et Des Passions'; is considered to be Le Cat's most important work. The work grew as much out of his researches in physics as in physiology. In it Le Cat presented a theory of the propagation of light contrary to that of Newtonian attraction. He further reported on the pigmented choroid coat of the eye and assigned it a common embryonic origin with the pigment of the skin. Le Cat's reputation in France and Europe is reflected by his numerous academic awards, publications, and by surgical renown.******

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  • 1799 REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE HANDWRITTEN SIGNED OFFICIAL LETTER Canton De Heudicourt 1799 REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE HANDWRITTEN SIGNED OFFICIAL LETTER Canton De Heudicourt

    HANDWRITTEN OFFICIAL LETTER from the 8th Year of the French Revolutionary Calendar (i.e. 1799). Printed on official stationery with République Française / Liberté Egalité letterhead. From Departement de la Somme, Canton D'Heudicourt. From Le Secretaire Du Canton D'Heudicourt, to "Citoyen". The document is written on both sides of an 6.75x8.5 (17x22 cm) piece of laid paper. TEXT IN FRENCH. GOOD condition, some folds, edge wear, and corner creases. Overall a sturdy copy with writing that is clear and legible. Please see the provided images to get a good idea of the letter, its contents, and its condition.

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  • 1829 JAMES CHALLIS *Inscribed* BODE'S EMPIRICAL LAW of the DISTANCES of PLANETS by James Challis 1829 JAMES CHALLIS *Inscribed* BODE'S EMPIRICAL LAW of the DISTANCES of PLANETS
    James Challis

    ON the EXTENSION of BODE'S EMPIRICAL LAW of the DISTANCES of the PLANETS from the SUN to the DISTANCES of the SATELLITES from their RESPECTIVE PRIMARIES, by JAMES CHALLIS. INSCRIBED by CHALLIS on the title page: "From the Author". Unfortunately the top margin of the title page has been clipped off, probably on purpose to remove the recipient's name which would have been right above the inscription. Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY and Printed by J. Smith, Printer to the University, 1829. First Edition. Disbound from a bound volume with remains of stitching still attached to the spine, 8.5x10.5 inches, 15 pages. GOOD Condition: Top margin of title page clipped off, as noted above, not affecting printed text; neat ink number…

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    ON the EXTENSION of BODE'S EMPIRICAL LAW of the DISTANCES of the PLANETS from the SUN to the DISTANCES of the SATELLITES from their RESPECTIVE PRIMARIES, by JAMES CHALLIS. INSCRIBED by CHALLIS on the title page: "From the Author". Unfortunately the top margin of the title page has been clipped off, probably on purpose to remove the recipient's name which would have been right above the inscription. Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY and Printed by J. Smith, Printer to the University, 1829. First Edition. Disbound from a bound volume with remains of stitching still attached to the spine, 8.5x10.5 inches, 15 pages. GOOD Condition: Top margin of title page clipped off, as noted above, not affecting printed text; neat ink number in the upper corner of every other page; crease to the bottom corner and bottom margin, overall still bright, clean and clear. About James Challis (excerpted from Wikipedia): James Challis, b. 1803 d. 1882, was an English clergyman, physicist and astronomer. Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy and the Director of the Cambridge Observatory. He investigated a wide range of physical phenomena.

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  • 1849 LETTER by EDWARD P. BURNHAM - MASON GRAND MASTER, SON OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Edward P. Burnham 1849 LETTER by EDWARD P. BURNHAM - MASON GRAND MASTER, SON OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    Edward P. Burnham

    FOUR PAGE MANUSCRIPT LETTER, written on a single-fold four-page sheet of paper, each page 8.5" x 9.75". A personal letter, full of flights of fancy, talk of spirits, advice for overcoming grief, humor (give them a kiss for me - or don't you do such a thing?), etc. WRITTEN BY A SON OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, FREE-MASON GRAND MASTER and GRAND COMMANDER in MAINE, and Resident of SACO and BANGOR MAINE and ROXBURY MASSACHUSETTS. You can find information on GRAND MASTER EDWARD PAYSON BURNHAM on various MASONIC related websites. You can research the GENEALOGY of EDWARD PAYSON BURNHAM, SON OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION on the Sons of the American Revolution, Maine Society, website.

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  • 1867 JULES-EMILE PLANCHON HANDWRITTEN LETTER to DR. V.A. SIGNORET, plus two of J.-E. Planchon's ORIGINAL WORKS on the FRENCH PHYLLOXERA VINEYARD PLAGUE, plus a SIGNED WORK by J.-E. Planchon's brother, GUSTAVE PLANCHON by JULES-EMILE PLANCHON, Gustave Planchon 1867 JULES-EMILE PLANCHON HANDWRITTEN LETTER to DR. V.A. SIGNORET, plus two of J.-E. Planchon's ORIGINAL WORKS on the FRENCH PHYLLOXERA VINEYARD PLAGUE, plus a SIGNED WORK by J.-E. Planchon's brother, GUSTAVE PLANCHON
    JULES-EMILE PLANCHON, Gustave Planchon

    1867 JULES-EMILE PLANCHON HANDWRITTEN LETTER to DR. V.A. SIGNORET, plus two of J.-E. Planchon's ORIGINAL WORKS on the FRENCH PHYLLOXERA VINEYARD PLAGUE, plus a SIGNED WORK by J.-E. Planchon's brother, GUSTAVE PLANCHON. THREE PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER by JULES EMILE PLANCHON to DR. VINCENT ANTOINE SIGNORET (addressed to "Monsieur", but clearly to Dr. Vincent Antoine Signoret, identified by the other included items that are described below). The letter is on a single-fold sheet, making 4-pages. Handwritten on the front page and the two inside pages, the back page is blank. Signed by J. E. Planchon at the end of his letter, with his current positions as Professor and Director of Pharmaceuticals in Montpellier, written beneath his signature. AN IMPORTANT LETTER -…

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    1867 JULES-EMILE PLANCHON HANDWRITTEN LETTER to DR. V.A. SIGNORET, plus two of J.-E. Planchon's ORIGINAL WORKS on the FRENCH PHYLLOXERA VINEYARD PLAGUE, plus a SIGNED WORK by J.-E. Planchon's brother, GUSTAVE PLANCHON. THREE PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER by JULES EMILE PLANCHON to DR. VINCENT ANTOINE SIGNORET (addressed to "Monsieur", but clearly to Dr. Vincent Antoine Signoret, identified by the other included items that are described below). The letter is on a single-fold sheet, making 4-pages. Handwritten on the front page and the two inside pages, the back page is blank. Signed by J. E. Planchon at the end of his letter, with his current positions as Professor and Director of Pharmaceuticals in Montpellier, written beneath his signature. AN IMPORTANT LETTER - Written during the time J-E PLANCHON was investigating the cause of the destruction of grape vines throughout Europe. Much of the letter discusses botany, with botanical words such as: Chènes, Coccus, Gramutii, Pulvinatus, Chermes, Cultivés, Coquilles, Èspece, etc. Much of the letter has to do with scale insects, a specialty of the letter's recipient, DR. V.-A. SIGNORET. The letter is dated: Montpellier le 10 Decembre 1867. It appears that the letter was originally sent to GUSTAVE PLANCHON, the brother of JULES EMILE PLANCHON, in response to a booklet written by Gustave Planchon titled: LE KERMES DU CHENE - AUX POINTS DE VUE ZOOLOGIQUE, COMMERCIAL & PHARMACEUTIQUE. But the letter by Signoret to Gustave Planchon was either intercepted by or forwarded to Jules Emile Planchon, who read it and responded to it. THE LETTER IN THIS AUCTION IS THE LETTER BY J.-E. PLANCHON to SIGNORET, it DOES NOT include the assumed letter written by Signoret to Gustave. However... GUSTAVE'S BOOKLET IS INCLUDED. The booklet has printed blue wrappers, sewn binding, 5.25x8.25", 47 pages. Published in PARIS and MONTPELLIER, 1864. The booklet is SIGNED and INSCRIBED by GUSTAVE PLANCHON at the top of the front cover: "hommage de l'auteur / Gustave Planchon (signed)". The booklet has the ink-stamped signature of SIGNORET on the half-title page, again on page 7 (the beginning of the text), and a third time on the blank bottom of the last page (page 47).

    Handwritten on the front cover, presumably by SIGNORET is "ecrit à M. Planchon le 21 Nbre 1867". This corresponds nicely with the December 10, 1867, date on the letter by E.-J. Planchon to (presumably) Signoret. The booklet also has a handwritten, single-line, relevant note on page 23, presumably by Signoret. ALSO INCLUDED are TWO BOOKLETS on GRAPE VINES and VINEYARDS by J. E. PLANCHON. (1) An 8 page booklet titled "LA PHTHIRIOSE ou PEDICULAIRE DE LA VIGNE CHEZ LES ANCIENS - Et Les Cochenilles de la VIGNE Chez Les Modernes". A separately bound extract from the Societe des Agriculteurs de France, 1870. (2) A 16 page booklet titled "NOTES ENTOMOLOGIQUES SUR LE PHYLLOXERA VASTATRIX". A separately bound extract from the Societe des Agriculteurs de France, 1869. IN SUMMARY, THIS AUCTION IS FOR: (1) A 3-PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER BY JULES-EMILE PLANCHON. (2) A 42 PAGE Booklet by GUSTAVE PLANCHON, SIGNED by GUSTAVE PLANCHON, and owned by VINCENT ANTOINE SIGNORET, with his stamped Signature and Handwritten notes. (3) AN 8 PAGE Booklet by JULES EMILE PLANCHON on VINES both Ancient and Modern. (4) A 16 PAGE Booklet by JULES EMILE PLANCHON on PHYLLOXERA, the Plague that was destroying the Vineyards of France and Europe. CONDITION: The letter is solid, there are some stains, spots, creases and edge toning but the writing is clear throughout. The letter has a number of folds from where it was folded, presumably to fit into a small envelope.

    The booklet by Gustave Planchon has a couple of creases and spots, but remains solid and nice.

    The 8 page booklet has some creases but remains sturdy, bright and clean. The 16 page booklet is soiled, has edge wear, creases, and tears, has some foxing, and has some early previous owner's margin marks and text underlining.

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  • 1878 EDWARD MATTHEW WARD - HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED to FRANK GASKELL by EDWARD MATTHEW WARD 1878 EDWARD MATTHEW WARD - HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED to FRANK GASKELL
    EDWARD MATTHEW WARD

    HANDWRITTEN LETTER by EDWARD MATTHEW WARD to FRANK GASKELL. Stationery is blind-stamped engraved "Glen Aray Lodge, Windsor". The letter is dated 3rd January 1878. (Ward died just 12 months later, 15 January 1879, a suicide.) Written on a single-fold piece of stationery, making 4 pages. The letter is on 2 pages, the front page and an inner page. The letter reads (as best I can make out): "My Dear Mr. Gaskell Many thanks for the Photo with which I was much pleased and by which I can imagine that the dress must have cut a very good figure in the room & I am glad that my suggestion was of any use to you in the matter. I very much…

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    HANDWRITTEN LETTER by EDWARD MATTHEW WARD to FRANK GASKELL. Stationery is blind-stamped engraved "Glen Aray Lodge, Windsor". The letter is dated 3rd January 1878. (Ward died just 12 months later, 15 January 1879, a suicide.) Written on a single-fold piece of stationery, making 4 pages. The letter is on 2 pages, the front page and an inner page. The letter reads (as best I can make out): "My Dear Mr. Gaskell Many thanks for the Photo with which I was much pleased and by which I can imagine that the dress must have cut a very good figure in the room & I am glad that my suggestion was of any use to you in the matter. I very much envy you your Roman trip which must have been very enjoyable to you more [especially] in such excellent companionship of Mr. W. Wood who must be so au fait in all that belongs to the Eternal City, and the funeral of the gook King must have been very [impressive] and interesting and a thing to have seen. It is now nearly thirty eight years since I was in Rome, where I remained three years, but I have a most vivid recollection of it & all its glories, & still live in hopes of again seeing it before I die, though at present I see no probability of my being able to enjoy so great a pleasure in [the] future. It must have greatly altered since I was there & I have no doubt in the main for the better, especially in a sanitary point of view, though perhaps not altogether in [picturesqueness], but on one point I am sure it must have done so & that is in its government which when I was there was simply diabolical. I hope that we shall have the pleasure of seeing your father down here during his stay in London and immediately on receiving your letter yesterday I wrote a letter off to him at Wootton to be forwarded & I have no doubt that he will receive it tomorrow. I shall however send him a line to the Reform Club to make matters more sure, as I am most anxious for him to come down here and see the Windsor Tapestry Manufactory should he be able to spare the time. Mrs. Ward unites with me in kindest regards to Mrs. Gaskell & the rest of your family circle. & believe me, Yours ever Sincerely, E. M. Ward". CONDITION: The letter has a vertical and horizontal fold, perhaps from being folded to fit into a small envelope. The blank backside has paper remnants, as if the letter had been glued to a mount at some point and later removed. There is a small ink-stamped name on the black backside "K. J. Turner". The writing remains bright, clear and fully legible. Edward Matthew Ward RA (London 14 July 1816 - 15 January 1879) was an English Victorian narrative painter best known for his murals in the Palace of Westminster depicting episodes in British history from the English Civil War to the Glorious Revolution.

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  • 1886 S.R. CROCKETT His First Book DULCE COR with ASSOCIATION to WILLIAM SHARP (aka FIONA MACLEOD) First Edition SCOTTISH WRITERS by Samuel Rutherford Crockett, William Sharp, Fiona Macleod 1886 S.R. CROCKETT His First Book DULCE COR with ASSOCIATION to WILLIAM SHARP (aka FIONA MACLEOD) First Edition SCOTTISH WRITERS
    Samuel Rutherford Crockett, William Sharp, Fiona Macleod

    DULCE COR: Being the POEMS of FORD BERÊTON (pseudonym of SAMUEL RUTHERFORD CROCKETT). LONDON: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., MDCCCLXXXVI (1886). First Edition. Hardcovers, olive green cloth covered boards lettered in gilt on the front cover and spine, 5x7.5 inches. Pagination: xii, 200 pages. Frontispiece portrait and one plate, both with their tissue guards. This is the FIRST BOOK by the SCOTTISH writer S.R. CROCKETT, b. 1860 d. 1914. It is a collection of poetry written under the pseudonym FORD BERÊTON. The book was published the year Crockett was ordained into the Church of Scotland. It would be seven years later, and after resigning his ministry, that Crockett would begin publishing his famous SCOTTISH STORIES, beginning with his successful THE…

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    DULCE COR: Being the POEMS of FORD BERÊTON (pseudonym of SAMUEL RUTHERFORD CROCKETT). LONDON: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., MDCCCLXXXVI (1886). First Edition. Hardcovers, olive green cloth covered boards lettered in gilt on the front cover and spine, 5x7.5 inches. Pagination: xii, 200 pages. Frontispiece portrait and one plate, both with their tissue guards. This is the FIRST BOOK by the SCOTTISH writer S.R. CROCKETT, b. 1860 d. 1914. It is a collection of poetry written under the pseudonym FORD BERÊTON. The book was published the year Crockett was ordained into the Church of Scotland. It would be seven years later, and after resigning his ministry, that Crockett would begin publishing his famous SCOTTISH STORIES, beginning with his successful THE STICKIT MINISTER. This copy has an IMPORTANT SCOTTISH LITERARY ASSOCIATION, with the penciled ownership SIGNATURE and handwritten ADDRESS of Scottish writer WILLIAM SHARP on the half title page. William Sharp wrote under his name and under the pseudonym of FIONA MACLEOD. He was a contemporary of Samuel Crockett. He was also a contemporary of William Butler Yeats who reportedly liked the writing of Fiona Macleod but not the writing of William Sharp. There is a lovely pictorial bookplate of Albert Harrison on the front pastedown. I have no idea who he might be. VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some wear and rubbing to the spine ends and corner tips, there is foxing here and there, most noticeable on the first and last few pages, the leaf consisting of pages 95/96 is missing its upper corner (probably from being roughly cut open), not affecting text; otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The penciled signature and handwritten address of William Sharp are clear and legible. About S.R. CROCKETT (from Wikipedia): ******Samuel Rutherford Crockett, b.1859 d.1914, who published under the name S. R. CROCKETT, was a Scottish novelist. After some years of travel, he became in 1886 an Ordained Minister of Penicuik. During the same year as his ordination, his first book, Dulce Cor (Latin: Sweet Heart), a collection of verse under the pseudonym Ford Brereton, was published. That was the only book he published until he abandoned the ministry to become a writer. The success of J. M. Barrie and the Kailyard school of sentimental, homey writing had already created a demand for stories in Lowland Scots, when Crockett published his successful story of The Stickit Minister in 1893. It was followed by a rapidly produced series of popular novels frequently featuring the history of Scotland or his native Galloway. Crockett made considerable sums of money from his writing and was a friend and correspondent of R. L. Stevenson. A substantial number of his works have been republished since the 100th anniversary of his death.****** About WILLIAM SHARP / FIONA MACLEOD (from Wikipedia): ******William Sharp, b.1855 d.1905, was a Scottish writer, of poetry and literary biography in particular, who from 1893 wrote also as Fiona Macleod, a pseudonym kept almost completely secret during his lifetime. Sharp's poem THE LONELY HUNTER inspired the title of Carson McCullers debut novel THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER. His poem contains the lines "Deep in the heart of Summer, sweet is life to me still, But my heart is a lonely hunter, that hunts on a lonely hill". In Disney's 2017 movie production of Beauty and the Beast, Belle recites to the Beast several lines of Sharp's poem A Crystal Forest: "Each branch, each twig, each blade of grass, / Seems clad miraculously with glass".******

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  • 1893 Elizabeth A. Reed PERSIAN LITERATURE ANCIENT & MODERN **SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR to her PUBLISHER** + a Tipped In Leaf with a MOUNTED PHOTO of the Author (also SIGNED!) by Elizabeth A. Reed 1893 Elizabeth A. Reed PERSIAN LITERATURE ANCIENT & MODERN **SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR to her PUBLISHER** + a Tipped In Leaf with a MOUNTED PHOTO of the Author (also SIGNED!)
    Elizabeth A. Reed

    * DOUBLY INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR to HER PUBLISHER * * INCLUDES a MOUNTED PHOTO of the AUTHOR that is unique to this copy * * Reed was the first woman to have her works accepted by the British Philosophical Society *

    PERSIAN LITERATURE ANCIENT AND MODERN, by ELIZABETH A. REED.

    Published by S.C. GRIGGS and Company, Chicago, 1893. First edition.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED on a blank prelim by the AUTHOR to her publisher: "Mr. S. C. Griggs / Author's Sincere Regards / May 4th 1893"

    UNIQUE TO THIS COPY is a PHOTOGRAPH of the AUTHOR, mounted on a leaf tipped in between the color frontispiece and the title page, which is also SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Reed below…

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    * DOUBLY INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR to HER PUBLISHER * * INCLUDES a MOUNTED PHOTO of the AUTHOR that is unique to this copy * * Reed was the first woman to have her works accepted by the British Philosophical Society *

    PERSIAN LITERATURE ANCIENT AND MODERN, by ELIZABETH A. REED.

    Published by S.C. GRIGGS and Company, Chicago, 1893. First edition.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED on a blank prelim by the AUTHOR to her publisher: "Mr. S. C. Griggs / Author's Sincere Regards / May 4th 1893"

    UNIQUE TO THIS COPY is a PHOTOGRAPH of the AUTHOR, mounted on a leaf tipped in between the color frontispiece and the title page, which is also SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Reed below her photograph: "Yours Truly / Elizabeth A. Reed".

    Hardcover book, 3/4 brown leather with marbled paper covered boards, five raised spine bands, all edges gilt, spine filled with gilt lettering and designs, leather edges lined in gilt, marbled endpapers, 5.5x7.5 inches, xiv, 419 pages.

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers are rubbed at the edges, spine ends and spine folds; internally, there is a previous owner's inscription on the blank verso of the front free endpaper: "Thomas E. Huser, Jr. / Harvard College / 1946"; otherwise tight, bright and clean. A solid, lovely copy.

    About Elizabeth Armstrong Reed (from Wikipedia):

    ******Sophia Elizabeth Reed (née Armstrong), b.1842 d,1915, was an American Oriental scholar and author whose books were widely used as college textbooks in universities worldwide for Oriental studies. Hers were, at the time, the only works by a woman accepted by the Philosophical Society of Great Britain.

    In 1893, she was chairman of the Woman's Congress of Philology at Chicago and in 1896 became an editor of the Course of Universal Literature. Reed served two terms as the president of the Illinois Woman's Press Association. She received honorary degrees from Northwestern University, Wesleyan University,and Bethany College.

    She was the mother of author Myrtle Reed, and two sons, Earl Howell and Charles B. Reed.******

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  • 1899 DÉTERMINATION DES ORBITES / ORBITS OF PLANETS Tisserand / Perchot SIGNED & INSCRIBED with HANDWRITTEN TIPPED IN NOTES Astronomy Astrophysics by Felix TISSERAND, J. PERCHOT 1899 DÉTERMINATION DES ORBITES / ORBITS OF PLANETS Tisserand / Perchot SIGNED & INSCRIBED with HANDWRITTEN TIPPED IN NOTES Astronomy Astrophysics
    Felix TISSERAND, J. PERCHOT

    Leçons sur la DÉTERMINATION DES ORBITES Professées a la Faculté des Sciences de Paris, par F. TISSERAND. Rédigées et Développées pour les CALCULS NUMÉRIQUES par J. PERCHOT. (Lessons on the DETERMINATION OF THE ORBITS as Taught by the Paris Faculty of Science, by FELIX TISSERAND. Reedited and Developed for use in NUMERICAL CALCULATIONS, by J. PERCHOT. PARIS: Gauthier Villars, 1899. TEXT IN FRENCH. PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED and INSCRIBED in French on the title page by J. PERCHOT. The main work by Tisserand / Perchot is BOUND TOGETHER with TWO WORKS in SPANISH on the same subject. (1) ALEXANDER WILKINS, "DETERMINATION DE ORBITAS DE PLANETAS Y COMETAS", LA PLATA, 1939. (2) JULIO GARAVITO ARMERO, "UNA EXPOSICION ELEMENTAL DEL METODO DE OLBERS…

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    Leçons sur la DÉTERMINATION DES ORBITES Professées a la Faculté des Sciences de Paris, par F. TISSERAND. Rédigées et Développées pour les CALCULS NUMÉRIQUES par J. PERCHOT. (Lessons on the DETERMINATION OF THE ORBITS as Taught by the Paris Faculty of Science, by FELIX TISSERAND. Reedited and Developed for use in NUMERICAL CALCULATIONS, by J. PERCHOT. PARIS: Gauthier Villars, 1899. TEXT IN FRENCH. PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED and INSCRIBED in French on the title page by J. PERCHOT. The main work by Tisserand / Perchot is BOUND TOGETHER with TWO WORKS in SPANISH on the same subject. (1) ALEXANDER WILKINS, "DETERMINATION DE ORBITAS DE PLANETAS Y COMETAS", LA PLATA, 1939. (2) JULIO GARAVITO ARMERO, "UNA EXPOSICION ELEMENTAL DEL METODO DE OLBERS PARA EL CALCULO DE UNA ORBITA COMETARIA", no publication place or date. Bound in a FINE BINDING by M. PEREZ NAVAS with a small embossed label at the bottom margin of the inside rear cover that states: "ENCUADERNACIÓN / M PEREZ NAVAS / TLF 21310 / CARACAS". Calf Leather Spine and Corners with Marbled Paper Covered Boards, gilt titling to the spine, 9x11 inches. Pagination: (1) Leçons sur la DÉTERMINATION DES ORBITES, xiv, 123, [1] pages. (2) ORBITAS DE PLANETAS Y COMETAS, 70 pages. (3) METODO DE OLBERS, 14 pages (pages numbered 241 to 254). Previously the

    COPY of an ASTRONOMER / MATHEMATICIAN, perhaps a professor or student. There are 11 LENGTHY HANDWRITTEN MATHEMATICAL NOTES tipped in to 7 printed pages that refer to the subject matter on those pages. There are also relevant margin notes, in French, equations and marks here and there. All the tipped in paper and margin notes are on the first 37 pages of the Tisserand / Perchot work. GOOD CONDITION: The finely bound covers are very good, with some scrapes to the leather and paper covered boards, overall quite lovely. Internally, the pages are lightly toned; there is some foxing throughout, heavy on the last few pages; there are relevant handwritten margin notes and marks, and some tipped in pages of handwritten notes, as stated above; there are corner creases to the latter pages and some signs of handling here and there; overall a solid, nice copy. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1912 C.J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE Marriage of Captain Kettle **SIGNED with LONG HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION re: OCCUPATION of BELGIUM by the NAZIS** by C.J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE 1912 C.J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE Marriage of Captain Kettle **SIGNED with LONG HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION re: OCCUPATION of BELGIUM by the NAZIS**
    C.J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE

    THE MARRIAGE OF CAPTAIN KETTLE, by C. J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE. Published by the Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianaplis, 1912.

    SIGNED following a LONG INSCRIPTION by C.J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE on the front free endpaper.

    "Modern Civilization has never been conquered (?) for long. We saw that in Egypt. It may be expensive to clear out the invasions of an inferior race, but it is always done sooner or later, generally by extermination. Presently Belgium will come to her own again, will (???) the surviving families of the Huns. / CJ Cutcliffe Hyne / Heaton Lodge / Bradford / 8 Dec 1914."

    The handwriting is a bit difficult to decipher so the above is only a partial transcription. However, the inscription clearly shows Hynes…

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    THE MARRIAGE OF CAPTAIN KETTLE, by C. J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE. Published by the Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianaplis, 1912.

    SIGNED following a LONG INSCRIPTION by C.J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE on the front free endpaper.

    "Modern Civilization has never been conquered (?) for long. We saw that in Egypt. It may be expensive to clear out the invasions of an inferior race, but it is always done sooner or later, generally by extermination. Presently Belgium will come to her own again, will (???) the surviving families of the Huns. / CJ Cutcliffe Hyne / Heaton Lodge / Bradford / 8 Dec 1914."

    The handwriting is a bit difficult to decipher so the above is only a partial transcription. However, the inscription clearly shows Hynes belief that Belgium will eventually eliminate the invading and occupying Germans from its land. (Belgium was invaded and occupied by German troops beginning in August 1914, just a few months before this inscription was written. The occupation lasted until the end of WWI in 1918.)

    Hardcover Book, green cloth covered boards, embossed design on front cover and spine, 5x7.5 inches, 373 pages plus some unnumbered prelim pages.

    GOOD condition: Light wear and a few small spots to the covers, a previous owner's brief gift inscription on the front pastedown (dated in the same month and year as Cutliffe Hyne's inscription, so perhaps related in some way), offsetting to the front free endpaper, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    Scarce with Cutliffe Hyne's long and interesting inscription on the front free endpaper.

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  • 1913 IRVIN S. COBB Book SIGNED & INSCRIBED to FRIEND & FELLOW AUTHOR SAMUEL G. BLYTHE by Irvin S. Cobb (Samuel G. Blythe association) 1913 IRVIN S. COBB Book SIGNED & INSCRIBED to FRIEND & FELLOW AUTHOR SAMUEL G. BLYTHE
    Irvin S. Cobb (Samuel G. Blythe association)

    BACK HOME, by IRVIN S. COBB. A novel based in Kentucky, a collection of short stories about a fictional Kentucky judge, Judge Priest. SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by IRVIN COBB on the front free endpaper to His Friend and Colleague S(amuel G.) Blythe: "Jan 14, 1913 / To Old S. Blythe / from Young I. Cobb". Samuel G. Blythe, 1868-1947, was a friend of Irvin S. Cobb, and it was Blythe who brought Cobb to the New York World newspaper where Cobb eventually became the highest paid staff reporter in the United States. At the time that Cobb was hired, Blythe was head of the paper's Washington Bureau. Both Irvin S. Cobb and Samuel G. Blythe are renowned early American…

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    BACK HOME, by IRVIN S. COBB. A novel based in Kentucky, a collection of short stories about a fictional Kentucky judge, Judge Priest. SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by IRVIN COBB on the front free endpaper to His Friend and Colleague S(amuel G.) Blythe: "Jan 14, 1913 / To Old S. Blythe / from Young I. Cobb". Samuel G. Blythe, 1868-1947, was a friend of Irvin S. Cobb, and it was Blythe who brought Cobb to the New York World newspaper where Cobb eventually became the highest paid staff reporter in the United States. At the time that Cobb was hired, Blythe was head of the paper's Washington Bureau. Both Irvin S. Cobb and Samuel G. Blythe are renowned early American humorists, columnists and reporters. One of Blythe's books, The Fun of Getting Thin, is still in print, and very funny. The humor in Cobb's inscription in this book is in the fact that Blythe is not much older than "young" Cobb, 1876-1944. Hardcover Book, green cloth covered boards, gilt title background on the front cover, gilt titling on the spine, 5x8 inches, 348 pages. Illustrated with 10 b&w plates. VERY GOOD condition, the cover's corner tips are slightly bumped, there is some wear to the spine ends, the spine gilt is somewhat faded, the inner pages are lightly toned at the margins, overall the book is very nice - tight, bright, clean and unmarked (except for the author's inscription, of course). An attractive and very presentable copy. The intimate inside joke inscription by Cobb to his friend Blythe makes this book special.

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  • 1915 LOG OF THE SNARK, by CHARMIAN LONDON - SIGNED with FULL PAGE INSCRIPTION to GEORGE STERLING'S SISTER MARIAN - Copy of CECILY CUNHA, MARIAN STERLING CUNHA'S DAUGHTER, a Swimming & Surfing Champion, with her bookplate - First Edition by Charmian London 1915 LOG OF THE SNARK, by CHARMIAN LONDON - SIGNED with FULL PAGE INSCRIPTION to GEORGE STERLING'S SISTER MARIAN - Copy of CECILY CUNHA, MARIAN STERLING CUNHA'S DAUGHTER, a Swimming & Surfing Champion, with her bookplate - First Edition
    Charmian London

    THE LOG OF THE SNARK, by CHARMIAN LONDON (wife of JACK LONDON).

    NEW YORK: the Macmillan Company, 1915. First Edition. In professionally rebound covers.

    FULL PAGE INSCRIPTION by CHARMIAN LONDON to MARIAN (CUNHA, nee STERLING), sister of the poet GEORGE STERLING, JACK LONDON'S CLOSE FRIEND.

    "Here it is at last / my happy, only, book / and who should have a / copy more than you / who knew me so long before the Snark, and have / known me so long after- / word - Jack and me! / With all best remembrances / Affectionately yours, / Charmian / Honolulu, T. H. / March 22, 1916".

    Note that the inscription, dated March 22, 1916, was written while Jack…

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    THE LOG OF THE SNARK, by CHARMIAN LONDON (wife of JACK LONDON).

    NEW YORK: the Macmillan Company, 1915. First Edition. In professionally rebound covers.

    FULL PAGE INSCRIPTION by CHARMIAN LONDON to MARIAN (CUNHA, nee STERLING), sister of the poet GEORGE STERLING, JACK LONDON'S CLOSE FRIEND.

    "Here it is at last / my happy, only, book / and who should have a / copy more than you / who knew me so long before the Snark, and have / known me so long after- / word - Jack and me! / With all best remembrances / Affectionately yours, / Charmian / Honolulu, T. H. / March 22, 1916".

    Note that the inscription, dated March 22, 1916, was written while Jack London was still alive, dying just eight months later on Nov. 22, 1916. Also note that Charmian wrote: "Jack and me!". Both Jack and Charmian were close friends of George Sterling and, by association, Sterling's sister Marian (Sterling) Cunha.

    Provenance: COPY OF CECILY CUNHA, daughter of MARIAN STERLING CUNHA, with her bookplate on the front pastedown. Likely rebound by Cecily Cunha in the 1960s or 1970s after the book was passed down from her mother.

    Hardcover Book, professionally and attractively rebound in brown pebbled cloth covered boards, 4 raised spine bands, gilt titling to the spine, 5.5x7.5 inches, 487 pages plus 5 pages of Publisher's ads at the rear. Illustrated with 20 photographic plates, including the frontispiece photo.

    VERY GOOD condition, the rebound covers are FINE, the inner pages are lightly age toned, the title page has two small pieces of the frontispiece photo attached to it that apparently were pulled by the title page from the frontispiece at some point, there is some light foxing on the pages facing the plates, the plates have some wear to their edges as normal, a result of overhanging the text block just a bit; the plate facing page 250 has more substantial edgewear than the others, including some closed tears, but not affecting the images; otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, attractive, very presentable copy.

    With the inscription and the association to George Sterling, the Sterling Family, the Cunha family, Hawaii, Swimming, Surfing, and the Pacific Ocean that Jack London so loved, this book is a UNIQUE TREASURE.

    About CHARMIAN LONDON (from Wikipedia):

    ******Charmian Kittredge London, b.1871 d.1955, was Jack London's second wife. He divorced Bess Maddern London in 1904 and married Charmian Kittredge the next year. Biographer Russ Kingman called Charmian "Jack's soulmate, always at his side, and a perfect match."******

    About GEORGE STERLING, brother of MARIAN STERLING CUNHA (from Wikipedia and The Poetry Foundation website):

    ******George Sterling, b.1869 d.1926, was a prominent poet and playwright and proponent of Bohemianism during the first quarter of the twentieth century. In 1905 Sterling moved to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, where he established a colony for like minded Bohemian writers. Despite his marriages and numerous affairs, Sterling was closest to Jack London and many consider Sterling London's best friend.******

    About MARIAN STERLING and CLARENCE CUNHA (from The San Francisco Call, Sunday, August 26, 1906, page 38):

    ******MISS MARIAN STERLING and CLARENCE C. CUNHA were married this morning at 8 o'clock in St. Francis de Sales Church...Cunha is the son of a wealthy sugar planter of the Sandwich Islands...His bride is a SISTER of GEORGE STERLING, the poet...******

    About CECILY CUNHA (from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 05 Jan 1979, page 37):

    ******CECILY A. CUNHA, 69, a famed swimmer. She moved to Hawaii at age 2 with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. (Marian) Clarence Cunha. As a teen age swimming champion she held the national junior title for the mile, and won the 440 and 880 yard Pacific Coast championships for women...She was also a distance swimmer in the Hawaiian Outrigger club, and among the early women surfers at Waikiki.******

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  • 1915 THE SUNBONNET BABIES IN HOLLAND, by EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** First Edition by EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER 1915 THE SUNBONNET BABIES IN HOLLAND, by EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** First Edition
    EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER

    THE SUNBONNET BABIES IN HOLLAND : A Second Reader. By EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER. Illustrated by Bertha Corbett Melcher. SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by the AUTHOR in FRENCH on a blank prelim: "A une chère petite amie. Avec mes bons voeux de Nouvelle Année. / 1918 / E. G. / 13 Janvier". (To a dear little girl friend. With my best wishes for the New Year / 1918 / E. G. (Eulalie Grover signed with her initials) / January 13.) The leaf on which the inscription is written is disbound, it has neatly torn away from the spine edge. It matches perfectly with the edge where it became disbound. It has a 1 inch closed tear starting at the top edge,…

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    THE SUNBONNET BABIES IN HOLLAND : A Second Reader. By EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER. Illustrated by Bertha Corbett Melcher. SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by the AUTHOR in FRENCH on a blank prelim: "A une chère petite amie. Avec mes bons voeux de Nouvelle Année. / 1918 / E. G. / 13 Janvier". (To a dear little girl friend. With my best wishes for the New Year / 1918 / E. G. (Eulalie Grover signed with her initials) / January 13.) The leaf on which the inscription is written is disbound, it has neatly torn away from the spine edge. It matches perfectly with the edge where it became disbound. It has a 1 inch closed tear starting at the top edge, not affecting text. The tear is tape repaired on the backside. (The closed tear does not show up in the photos, but it is there.) The leaf is rather fragile and is now housed in a plastic sleeve, for protection. Published by Rand McNally & Company, Chicago, 1915. First Edition, First Printing, with the date 1915 on the copyright page with no indication of additional printings. Hardcover Book, 6x7.5 inches, 150 pages. Illustrated throughout with lovely color drawings. GOOD condition. The front cover has a 3 inch thin bubble line, and a bump to its top edge; the rear cover has soiling and its upper front corner is bumped; nonetheless the covers are bright and doing their job well. The front and rear endpapers are toned; the page with the inscription is toned, disbound (as noted above), has a 1 inch closed tear starting at its top edge, and has tape to its upper corner on the written side and a couple strips of tape on its blank verso; pages 62 to 92 are creased at their upper edge; overall a nice copy that is bright, clean, and clear. RARE with the lovely HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION of EULALIE GROVER. About EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER (from the University of Pennsylvania website): ******Eulalie Osgood Grover was born on June 22, 1873 in Mantorville, Minnesota. She authored the SUNBONNET BABIES series, starting with The Sunbonnet Babies Primer, which was published in 1902. The books were based around a 150 word vocabulary and included songs which were used in schools throughout the United States. Her illustrator for the Sunbonnet series, Bertha L. Corbett, later Bertha Corbett Melcher, studied in Philadelphia under Howard Pyle. In 1905, Grover wrote a second series,

    The Overall Boys. She published twenty-seven books, including

    SUNBONNET BABIES IN HOLLAND (1915) and The Overall Boys in Switzerland (1916), drawing from her travels in Europe. These books were used by second and third grade students as geography textbooks. She also edited a book of nursery rhymes, Mother Goose: The Original Volland Edition (1915). She died in Winter Park, Florida on December 18, 1958.******

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  • 1916 CARTER G. WOODSON - JOURNAL OF NEGRO HISTORY Volume I & II ***SIGNED & INSCRIBED by WOODSON to MARY E. CROMWELL, a Founder of the National Association of University Women, activist, mathematician, daughter of JOHN WESLEY CROMWELL by CARTER G. WOODSON 1916 CARTER G. WOODSON - JOURNAL OF NEGRO HISTORY Volume I & II ***SIGNED & INSCRIBED by WOODSON to MARY E. CROMWELL, a Founder of the National Association of University Women, activist, mathematician, daughter of JOHN WESLEY CROMWELL
    CARTER G. WOODSON

    THE JOURNAL OF NEGRO HISTORY Volume I and Volume II. By CARTER G. WOODSON.

    Each copy is SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by the author, CARTER G. WOODSON, as follows:

    "To Miss M. E. Cromwell / with the best wishes of / C. G. Woodson / Jan 19, 1918".

    Mary E. Cromwell was a founder of the The National Association of University Women, an activist for equality for African-American girls, and a mathematician. Her father was John Wesley Cromwell. John Wesley Cromwell is listed in the Index of Volume I.

    Two hardcover books, gilt titling to the spines, 5.5x8.5 inches. Pagination: Volume I, iv, 462 pages. Volume II, iv, 464 pages.

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    THE JOURNAL OF NEGRO HISTORY Volume I and Volume II. By CARTER G. WOODSON.

    Each copy is SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by the author, CARTER G. WOODSON, as follows:

    "To Miss M. E. Cromwell / with the best wishes of / C. G. Woodson / Jan 19, 1918".

    Mary E. Cromwell was a founder of the The National Association of University Women, an activist for equality for African-American girls, and a mathematician. Her father was John Wesley Cromwell. John Wesley Cromwell is listed in the Index of Volume I.

    Two hardcover books, gilt titling to the spines, 5.5x8.5 inches. Pagination: Volume I, iv, 462 pages. Volume II, iv, 464 pages.

    Published by The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Lancaster, PA, and Washington DC, 1916 and 1917. First editions.

    GOOD MINUS condition: There is chipping to the spine ends, the cover corner tips are worn through, there is a 1 inch split at the bottom edge of the front cover of Volume I, and the covers have some signs of handling. Internally, there is white cloth tape reinforcement / repair to the front and rear inner hinges and to the hinges of some of the prelim and latter pages of each volume; the inner hinge is cracked at a few places but holding; all the pages are lightly age toned, otherwise the inner pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    HISTORIC and IMPORTANT African-Americana. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by CARTER G. WOODSON to his 1918 colleague at M Street / Dunbar High School MARY E. CROMWELL, the noted Black activist and mathematician, these two volumes are not only rare but unique..

    About CARTER G. WOODSON (from Wikipedia):

    ******Carter Godwin Woodson, b.1875 d.1950, was an American historian, author, journalist, and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He was one of the first scholars to study the history of the African diaspora, including African-American history. A founder of The Journal of Negro History in 1916, Woodson has been called the FATHER OF BLACK HISTORY. In February 1926 he launched the celebration of Negro History Week, now known as the Black History Month.

    In 1911 he began teaching at M Street (Dunbar) High School - An Elite Black

    school. One of his colleagues was the mathematics teacher, Mary E. Cromwell. In 1912 Woodson was the second African American, after W. E. B. Du Bois, to obtain a PhD degree from Harvard University. But he continued for years teaching at M STREET HIGH SCHOOL until, in 1919, he joined the Howard University faculty.

    Woodson worked to preserve the history of African Americans. He noted that African-American contributions were overlooked, ignored, and even suppressed by the writers of history.******

    Read much more about Carter G. Woodson on his Wikipedia Page, in the article: THE BURGEONING 'CAUSE,' 1920-1930 AN ESSAY ON CARTER G. WOODSON (found when searched under that title), and elsewhere on the Internet.

    About MARY E. CROMWELL, to whom the books are inscribed:

    ******Mary E. Cromwell earned her A.B. degree from the University of Michigan and her M.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and did additional graduate work at Columbia University. She taught mathematics at M STREET HIGH SCHOOL / DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL, an elite public High School for African-Americans in Washington, D.C. Miss Cromwell was keenly interested in social problems, especially as they concerned African American women. She was a founder of the National Association of University Women, and served as its first Secretary.

    The noted African-American JOHN WESLEY CROMWELL b.1846 d.1927,

    was her father.

    MARY E. CROMWELL and CARTER G. WOODSON both taught at M Street / Dunbar High School in 1918, the year in which these books were inscribed by Woodson to Miss. M. E. Cromwell.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These two books will require substantial additional shipping charges. Please contact us for costs to your country.

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  • 1919 GEORGE STERLING "LILITH" Warmly INSCRIBED & TWICE SIGNED First Ed. 121/300 by George Sterling 1919 GEORGE STERLING "LILITH" Warmly INSCRIBED & TWICE SIGNED First Ed. 121/300
    George Sterling

    LILITH: A DRAMATIC POEM, by GEORGE STERLING.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by GEORGE STERLING on the front free-endpaper: "Dear Birdie, / Accept this book in memory of 'the good old days.' / Your friend / George / San Francisco, / Dec. 21st, 1919." (The question is, who is Birdie?)

    GEORGE STERLING also SIGNED and NUMBERED the book on the Colophon / Limitation page (the last page).

    Published by A. M. Robertson, San Francisco, 1919. LIMITED EDITION of only 300 copies, this being copy #121. First edition, first printing. The true first printing of this book had minor hand corrections made by George Sterling on pages 9, 22, 25, 35, 39, 40, 46, 49, 56, 72, 74, 76, 77, 94, 101, 102,…

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    LILITH: A DRAMATIC POEM, by GEORGE STERLING.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by GEORGE STERLING on the front free-endpaper: "Dear Birdie, / Accept this book in memory of 'the good old days.' / Your friend / George / San Francisco, / Dec. 21st, 1919." (The question is, who is Birdie?)

    GEORGE STERLING also SIGNED and NUMBERED the book on the Colophon / Limitation page (the last page).

    Published by A. M. Robertson, San Francisco, 1919. LIMITED EDITION of only 300 copies, this being copy #121. First edition, first printing. The true first printing of this book had minor hand corrections made by George Sterling on pages 9, 22, 25, 35, 39, 40, 46, 49, 56, 72, 74, 76, 77, 94, 101, 102, and 106.

    Wrappers, staple bound, 5.5x8.5 inches, 110 pages.

    FAIR CONDITION: The wrappers are chipped at the top of the spine and missing a 1.5 inch piece at the bottom of the spine, have a bit of edge wear, are tender at the front fold, and the covers have been glued on too widely to the text block at the spine margin (the front cover is glued on for 1 inch at the spine margin and the rear cover is glued on for 1.5 inches at the spine margin). Internally, the rear cover and its attached endpaper have opened too widely, exposing the staple binding, but are still attached; the inner pages have George Sterling's hand corrections here and there as noted above; all pages are lightly toned; there is a small bookseller's label on the inside rear cover "Books Inc. / 336 Sutter St. / San Francisco"; otherwise the inner pages are bright, clean and clear. Despite its flaws, a complete, presentable copy.

    RARE, especially so with the WARM INSCRIPTION and TWO SIGNATURES of George Sterling.

    About GEORGE STERLING (from Wikipedia):

    ******George Sterling, b.1869 d.1926, was an American writer based in the San Francisco, California, Bay Area. He was a prominent poet and playwright and proponent of Bohemianism in the early 20th century. His work was admired by writers as diverse as Jack London and Upton Sinclair. Sterling joined the Bohemian Club and acted in their theatrical productions each summer at the Bohemian Grove. For the Grove play of 1907 the Club presented Sterling's "The Triumph of Bohemia". Sterling carried a vial of cyanide for many years. In November 1926, Sterling used it while at his residence at the San Francisco Bohemian Club. Kevin Starr wrote that "When George Sterling's corpse was discovered in his room at the Bohemian Club... the golden age of San Francisco's bohemia had definitely come to a miserable end."******

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  • 1920 JAMES HUNEKER Painted Veils SIGNED & INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY in SPECIAL SLIPCASE First Edition Association Copy by James Huneker 1920 JAMES HUNEKER Painted Veils SIGNED & INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY in SPECIAL SLIPCASE First Edition Association Copy
    James Huneker

    PAINTED VEILS, by JAMES HUNEKER. SIGNED & INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY in SPECIALLY PRODUCED PRESENTATION SLIPCASE. Association Copy: Signed and Inscribed to THOMAS L. RAYMOND who was twice MAYOR of NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, and a friend of Huneker. The book is one of 1200 SIGNED and NUMBERED copies.

    However, THIS COPY has "Presentation" handwritten by Huneker instead of a number, and the HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION:"For Thomas L. Raymond / My friend The Mayor / James Huneker" below the printed statement of limitation. In addition, Huneker has hand corrected a single work on the last page, crossing out the word "lamp" and changing it to "map". Published by Boni & Liveright, New York, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, vellum…

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    PAINTED VEILS, by JAMES HUNEKER. SIGNED & INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY in SPECIALLY PRODUCED PRESENTATION SLIPCASE. Association Copy: Signed and Inscribed to THOMAS L. RAYMOND who was twice MAYOR of NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, and a friend of Huneker. The book is one of 1200 SIGNED and NUMBERED copies.

    However, THIS COPY has "Presentation" handwritten by Huneker instead of a number, and the HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION:"For Thomas L. Raymond / My friend The Mayor / James Huneker" below the printed statement of limitation. In addition, Huneker has hand corrected a single work on the last page, crossing out the word "lamp" and changing it to "map". Published by Boni & Liveright, New York, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, vellum spine and blue paper covered boards, spine title label with gilt titling and gilt border, 6.5x10 inches, 294 pages plus 2 unnumbered final pages. With blue paper DUSTJACKET (same textured blue paper as used on the endpapers) that is printed in black on the spine with the title and the following statement: "Privately Printed For Subscribers Only". This special Presentation Copy comes with a Presentation Slipcase and Chemise (a folding encasement that protects the book when it slides in and out of the slipcase).

    The slipcase is half leather with five raised spine bands and gilt lettering, including the words "PRESENTATION COPY" and the place/date "NEW YORK 1920". James Huneker died in 1921, the year after he signed and presented this copy. Condition: VERY GOOD BOOK, light sunning and a bit of corner tip wear to the covers, overall tight, bright, clean and clear, a solid, very nice book; in a complete but only FAIR DUSTJACKET, fair because the dj is completely split along the front spine fold and is starting to split on the rear spine fold and both splits have been repaired / reinforced with clear tape on the backside of the dj, the dj is also sunned / toned at the spine; in a VERY GOOD CHEMISE; in a GOOD PLUS SLIPCASE that has some rubs/scrapes to the spine and to the front corners but is still solid, lovely and doing its job well. RARE FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY, in a SPECIAL PRESENTATION SLIPCASE and CHEMISE. About James Huneker (from Wikipedia): ******JAMES HUNEKER, b. 1857 d. 1921, was one of America's leading literary and music critics, and the author of several novels... Few American writers elicited the adulation that Huneker received from his colleagues in his lifetime and immediately after his death. "There was no one like him," art critic Henry McBride wrote of Huneker. "His strength lay in his knowledge of life and his ability to write." Art historian Jerome Mellquist agreed, noting that "Huneker could impart a grace and a quality of spiritual audacity unsurpassed by any critic of his generation."

    Huneker's friend H. L. Mencken described his dinner table conversation as "a really amazing compound of scandalous anecdotes, shrewd judgments, and devastating witticisms." Numerous memoirs from the period recall him as an unforgettable personality... PAINTED VEILS, published in the last year of his life, was considered a racy novel.****** Thomas Lynch Raymond, Jr.

    (to whom the book was inscribed and presented), b. 1875 d. 1928, served two nonconsecutive terms as Mayor of Newark, New Jersey from 1915 to 1917 and again from 1925 to 1928.

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  • 1920 LA MUSICA POPULAR de AMERICA LATINA - SIGNED by CUBAN COMPOSER JOAQUIN NIN by A. L. CORTIJO (Joqguin Nin) 1920 LA MUSICA POPULAR de AMERICA LATINA - SIGNED by CUBAN COMPOSER JOAQUIN NIN
    A. L. CORTIJO (Joqguin Nin)

    LA MÚSICA POPULAR y los MÚSICOS CÉLEBRES de la AMÉRICA LATINA, por A. L. CORTIJO. (POPULAR MUSIC and CELEBRATED MUSIC of LATIN AMERICA, by A. L. CORTIJO.) Published by Casa Editorial Maucci, BARCELONA, Spain, undated but circa 1920. SIGNED (Initialed) and DATED 1930 by JOAQUIN NIN on the title page. Softcovers,

    5.5x8.5", 446 pages. Illustrated with drawings and musical snippets. CONDITION: LACKING FRONT COVER AND PRELIMS (first page is the title page); spine covering mostly chipped off, rear cover present but very worn; the first few signatures are disbound and loose, and the rest of the binding is very shaky with some signatures loose and many almost loose; some dark dime size stains here and there throughout (mostly in the…

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    LA MÚSICA POPULAR y los MÚSICOS CÉLEBRES de la AMÉRICA LATINA, por A. L. CORTIJO. (POPULAR MUSIC and CELEBRATED MUSIC of LATIN AMERICA, by A. L. CORTIJO.) Published by Casa Editorial Maucci, BARCELONA, Spain, undated but circa 1920. SIGNED (Initialed) and DATED 1930 by JOAQUIN NIN on the title page. Softcovers,

    5.5x8.5", 446 pages. Illustrated with drawings and musical snippets. CONDITION: LACKING FRONT COVER AND PRELIMS (first page is the title page); spine covering mostly chipped off, rear cover present but very worn; the first few signatures are disbound and loose, and the rest of the binding is very shaky with some signatures loose and many almost loose; some dark dime size stains here and there throughout (mostly in the blank front or bottom margin); some margin marks; the first few pages have edge wear; nonetheless a textually complete copy of this important book, SIGNED (Initialed) by one of the great Composers and Arrangers of Spanish Music, Joaquin Nin. About JOAQUIN NIN (from Wikipedia): ******Joaquín Nin y Castellanos (September 29, 1879, Havana - October 24, 1949, Havana) was a Cuban pianist and composer. Nin studied piano with Moritz Moszkowski and composition at the Schola Cantorum (where he taught from 1906 to 1908). He toured as a pianist and was known as a COMPOSER and ARRANGER of POPULAR SPANISH FOLK MUSIC. Nin was a member of the Spanish Academy and the French Legion of Honor. He was the father of Thorvald Nin, composer Joaquín Nin-Culmell, and writer Anaïs Nin with singer Rosa Culmell. In her diaries and fiction, his psychoanalytically oriented writer daughter Anaïs Nin often attempts to explain her own personality and problems by recalling how her father treated her as a child. She was also close to him off and on as an adult. Her "unexpurgated" diary volume Incest: From a Journal of Love describes an adult incestuous relationship with him. He also appears in her fiction. She describes him as an egotistical Don Juan, and she imitated him at times by being a "Doña Juana".******

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  • 1920 SIGNED African American BLACK POWER Progenitor Post Slavery Reconstruction POET Protest POETRY Harlem Renaissance JAZZ "The Poet And Other Poems" SCARCE INSCRIPTION by Raymond Garfield Dandridge 1920 SIGNED African American BLACK POWER Progenitor Post Slavery Reconstruction POET Protest POETRY Harlem Renaissance JAZZ "The Poet And Other Poems" SCARCE INSCRIPTION
    Raymond Garfield Dandridge

    Black Harlem Renaissance Poet Raymond Garfield Dandridge (1883-1930) is beginning to get the attention he richly deserves. His poetry fits between his predecessor Paul Laurence Dunbar (whom he was often compared) and his successor Langston Hughes, beacon of the Harlem Renaissance. Dandridge was writing at the same time as Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Claude McKay but he would never see Harlem because he was paralyzed. Dandridge has a strong sense of Black Pride that is vividly expressed within this extremely scarce signed volume. He does not shy away from radical social issues. Through his poetry he promotes equality, condemns racism and injustice, and celebrates African American culture, humor, and spirituality.

    THE POET AND OTHER POEMS By Raymond Garfield…

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    Black Harlem Renaissance Poet Raymond Garfield Dandridge (1883-1930) is beginning to get the attention he richly deserves. His poetry fits between his predecessor Paul Laurence Dunbar (whom he was often compared) and his successor Langston Hughes, beacon of the Harlem Renaissance. Dandridge was writing at the same time as Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Claude McKay but he would never see Harlem because he was paralyzed. Dandridge has a strong sense of Black Pride that is vividly expressed within this extremely scarce signed volume. He does not shy away from radical social issues. Through his poetry he promotes equality, condemns racism and injustice, and celebrates African American culture, humor, and spirituality.

    THE POET AND OTHER POEMS By Raymond Garfield Dandridge.

    Privately Printed, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1920, first edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by African American Poet RAYMOND GARFIELD DANDRIDGE on the front free end-paper, in black pen: "In grateful appreciation to / Mr Emerson Venable / Ray G Dandridge / July 12, 1920."

    Hardcover, illustrated paper covered boards, 7.5" x 5", marbled end-papers, 64 pages. VERY GOOD CONDITION: Complete as issued. The covers have light edge and spine-end wear; light age-toning; a touch of wear to the boards and a small stain. Internally, just some stiff upper corner creasing to the last text leaf, otherwise the inner pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked, and the 1920 signature/inscription is bold and bright. Books signed by Dandridge are extremely hard to find and historically important. He died when he was only 47 years old.

    The Harlem Renaissance was a phase of a larger New Negro Movement that emerged in the early 20th century and helped usher in the civil rights movement of the late 1940s and early 1950s.

    In 1911, Dandridge caught polio (or had a stroke) leaving his legs and right arm paralyzed. He spent his entire writing career confined to bed. He worked as a salesman for a coal company via telephone, and was the Literary Editor of the Cincinnati Journal. He published three books of poetry: Penciled Poems (1917), The Poet and Other Poems (1920), and Zalka Peetruza and Other Poems (1928). His work appears in anthologies of African American poetry, including The Book of American Negro Poetry.

    Inscribed to Emerson Venable (1875-1965) noted Shakespearean authority, English Literature Professor, editor of Poets of Ohio (1909), and father of Hollywood actress Evelyn Venable.

    A few examples of his powerful poetry collected in this volume:

    "My Grievance," addresses racism in general and lynching in particular: "Yes, I am lynched. Is it that I Must without judge or jury die? Though innocent, am I accursed To quench the mob's blood-thirsty thirst?"

    "Time to Die," is a call to action: "Black Brother, think you life so sweet That you would live at any price? Does mere existence balance with The weight of your great sacrifice?"

    "Color Blind," champions equality and tolerance: "True I am black not by my will; I had no choice of hue, And none was given you. By His decree our roles we fill.

    Red man, Yellow man, Brown man, You too, man of white, What cause or right Have we to emphasize our clan?"

    "Brother Mine," exposes Jim Crow oppression: "Prejudice with venom smote every word and act; Snuffed was the light of knowledge from your view. Unbefriended martyr, sole object of attack, Has your fair brother fairly dealt with you, Brother mine?"

    This collection is also recognized for having the earliest published example of "Jazz Poetry" by a Black Poet "De Drum Majah". His evocative use of dialect, though controversial, reveals African American life while protesting racial inequality.

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