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The Passionate Years., Caresse Crosby (1891-1970).
1 Caresse Crosby (1891-1970). The Passionate Years.
New York: The Dial Press, 1953 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover Signed by Author
FIRST EDITION of Caresse Crosby's autobiography. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 5/8 inches. [x], 342 pp. Printer's device on title page, 5 double-sided plates of black-and-white photographs; text clean, unmarked. Two-toned cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, minor dust-soiling, jacket (price intact) with small chips and tears at edges. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "For Delia, Whose passionate devotion to 'the Passionate Years' has been a delight. Gratefully, Caresse, April 7, 1953." Very Good. Caresse Crosby (born Mary Phelps Jacob) was "an American patron of the arts, publisher, and the 'Literary godmother to the Lost Generation of expatriate writers in Paris.' She and her second husband, Harry Crosby, founded the Black Sun Press, which was instrumental in publishing early works of many authors who would later become famous, including Ernest Hemingway, Archibald MacLeish, Henry Miller, Anais Nin, Kay Boyle, Charles Bukowski, Hart Crane, and Robert Duncan." Wikipedia. Replete with anecdotes about the literary luminaries that filled Crosby's world and her bohemian life-style. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Truth About a Publisher: An Autobiographical Record., Sir Stanley Unwin (1884-1968).
2 Sir Stanley Unwin (1884-1968). The Truth About a Publisher: An Autobiographical Record.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1960 First Edition. Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 6 5/8 inches. 455 pp. Black-and-white frontispiece portrait, 25 illustrations, appendices, index; text clean, unmarked. Purple cloth, titled in silver, dust-jacket; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. Very Good. Sir Stanley Unwin takes us much more intimately into the world of publishing and of the man behind the imprint, George Allen and Unwin, Ltd. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Memoir of Thomas Bewick, Written by Himself, 1822-1828.  With an Introduction by Edmund Blunden., Thomas Bewick (1753-1828).
3 Thomas Bewick (1753-1828). Memoir of Thomas Bewick, Written by Himself, 1822-1828. With an Introduction by Edmund Blunden.
Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1961 First American Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Very Good Hardcover Thomas Bewick 
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of this facsimile reprint of Thomas Bewick's autobiography. Series: Centaur Classics. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. [xx], 274 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Bewick, title-page vignette, woodcut illustrations throughout the text with "A Selection of the Woodcuts in Bewick's 'Quadrupeds' and 'Birds'" at the rear; text clean, unmarked. Navy cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket; binding square and tight, jacket with minor shelf wear. Fine. Thomas Bewick was an English engraver and natural history author. "Bewick is best known for his A History of British Birds, which is admired today mainly for its wood engravings, especially the small, sharply observed, and often humorous vignettes known as tail-pieces; the book was the forerunner of all modern field guides." Wikipedia. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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