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The Stories of O. Henry - Signed by John Groth - O. Henry (Pseud. William Sydney Porter), John Groth (Illustrator)

1965 - The Limited Editions Club, New York - First edition illustrated by Groth, number 199 of 1, 500 copies
An elegantly bound selection of the best 40 short stories by William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), including ‘The Gift of the Magi’, chosen and introduced by Harry Hansen.

The first edition to be illustrated by artist John Groth (1908-88), and signed by him. One of the most accomplished and best known American illustrators, Groth was the first Art Director for
Esquire magazine, and as a War correspondent for The Chicago Sun, covered the liberation of Paris after riding on the first jeep to enter the city.

Containing eleven coloured plates (five double page), and numerous brown line drawing vignettes throughout.
 
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The Chronicles of Crime: Or, The New Newgate Calendar. Being a series of Memoirs and Anecdotes of Notorious Characters who have outraged the laws of Great Britain from the earliest period to 1841. Including a number of Curious Cases never before published. - Camden Pelham Esq. of the Inner Temple Barrister-at-Law, Phiz (illustrator)

1891 - T. Miles & Co., London
Two thick volumes finely bound by George Bayntun of Bath, illustrated throughout with forty-eight engravings from original drawings by “Phiz” (Hablot K. Browne).

Well the title tells it all, and the illustrations by “Phiz” who illustrated many of Dickens’ books are perfectly suited.
 
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1942 - Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York
Somewhere beyond the sink-hole, past the magnolia, under the live oaks, a boy and a yearling ran side by side, and were gone forever.’

A finely bound copy, of Rawlings’ novel about a boy who adopts an orphaned fawn. Exploring the themes of adolescence, family relationships, death, and loneliness. Scribner’s legendary editor, Maxwell Perkins, who was also the editor of Hemingway, F. Scott-Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe, had rejected all of Rawlings’ previous projects advising her to actually write about what she knew from her own life, the result was
The Yearling which won Rawlings the 1939 Pulitzer Prize.

Enhanced by twelve full page colour plates by N. C. Wyeth one of America’s finest illustrators.
 
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The Sky Bandits - George G. Rochester

1938 - The Ace Publishing Co., London - First Edition
As he thundered down on Sarat’s tail his gun snarled a staccato accompaniment to the roar of his powerful engine!

Irresistible with chapter headings like ‘
A Perilous Business’; ‘The Secret of the U-Boat’, and ‘A Big Job!’.

Rare in the dust jacket, particularly so in this condition, bright and sharp, without large chips or holes from former combat missions.

With four full page black and white illustrations.
 
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The Scarlet Squadron - George E. Rochester

1938 - The Ace Publishing Co., London - First Edition
He roared over my top plane so close that I thought for a moment that he must rip the fabric!

Major Beverley, a member of the British Secret Service, late officer in the R.F.C., and R.A.F., is sent to China to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the astute investigator, Harry Davies, known throughout the Service as “The Flying Beetle”, he was last seen in Suchow...

Rare in the dust jacket, particularly so in this condition, bright and sharp, without chips or holes from former combat missions. The dust jacket and four full page black and white illustrations are by Howard Leigh.
 
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The Tragedy of Richard the Third: with the Landing of Earle Richmond, and the Battell at Bosworth Field - William Shakespeare, Mary Grabhorn (illustrator)

1953 - The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco - One of 180 Limited Copies
A fine copy of this handsome private press folio, bound in full limp vellum with cloth ties, spine lettered in gilt, and housed in the original green paper covered slipcase.

With six colour illustrations printed from woodblocks designed and cut by Mary Grabhorn. The paper was hand made at the Tuckenay Mill in England, and the type, an old French Lettre Batarde, was cast in Paris at the Peignot Foundry.

The third volume in the beautiful Grabhorn Press series of Shakespeare’s plays, and as with the previous two, the text for this edition is reprinted from the First Folio of 1623.
 
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1955 - The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco - One of 180 Limited Copies
A fine copy of this handsome private press folio, bound in hand made parchment paper with tipped on hand-printed colour medallion and gilt lettered spine, text printed on fine English handmade paper, and featuring seven colour illustrations printed from woodblocks designed and cut by Mary Grabhorn.

The fifth volume in the magnificent Grabhorn Press series of Shakespeare’s plays, and as with the previous four, the text for this edition is reprinted from the First Folio of 1623.

Housed in the publisher’s decorated paper covered slipcase.
 
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The Jungle - Upton Sinclair

1906 - Doubleday, New York - First Edition
‘Pierces the thickest skull and most leathery heart.’ - Winston Churchill

A fine example of the first edition, with none of the usual rubbing and loss to the white lettering, or foxing to the pages that is usually encountered.

‘The brutally grim story of a Slavic family who emigrates to America,
The Jungle tells of their rapid and inexorable descent into numbing poverty, moral degradation, and social and economic despair.

‘Sinclair's nightmarish narrative of the immigrant Rudken family instigated a series of legislative measures that were highly successful. His lurid scenes of a meat packing industry that ground both rates and fingers into sausage aroused the middle class to demand sanitary conditions for food preparation.

Yet far less effective by comparison was his severe indictment of the working conditions that regularly reduced laborers to impoverished insanity. As Sinclair later wryly observed, “
I aimed for the heart and hit the stomach of America”.’ – Emory Elliot, The Columbia Literary History of the United States. 
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