R.M. Smythe & Co. to hold Internet auction of historical materials including autographs and more.. On October 1, 2007, R.M. Smythe & Co. will hold an Internet auction on eBay live of an eclectic collections of historical materials including autographs, photographs, ephemera, books and Americana.
sticker and pen and pencil notes on free front endpaper. Pages lightly soiled at bottom edge, otherwise very good/fine.
545 HEMINGWAY 1st EDITION “FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS” ($150-Up)
“For Whom the Bell Tolls.”Ernest Hemingway. New York, 1940, Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1st edition, but apparently not first printing, as it lacks “A” on copyright page. Absent dust jacket. 8vo, original tan cloth with stamped signature on front cover, black and red spine, stained tops. Author’s name in pencil in unknown hand on half title. Partial hinge separation at half title repaired with scotch tape. Lightly shaken, age-toned, with lightly rubbed spine, about very good.
546 JONES’S “FROM HERE TO ETERNITY” ($125-Up)
“From Here to Eternity.”James Jones. NY Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1951. First Edition. 8vo, black cloth, gilt spine. Dust jacket toned, frayed at edges. Otherwise very good.
547 LA GIOCONDA ($125-Up)
“La Gioconda.” Gabriele d’Annunzio. Milan, Fratelli Treves, 1907. Small 8vo, 1/2 leather, marbled boards and ends, banded spine with gild fleurs-de-lis. Slightly shaken. Age-toned, otherwise very good. A beautifully-bound early edition of the tragedy.
548 LATIN BIBLE, 1551  ($1,000-Up)
“Biblia Sacra, Ex postremis Doctorum omnium vigilijs, ad Hebraicam veritatem...”Lyons, Iacobum de Millis, 1551. Small 8vo [7” x 5”], bound in ornately decorated vellum, with metal clasps [one missing], banded spine. Several woodcut images. Numerous interior notes in German . With German handstamp on rear pastedown “Central office for historical preservation.” Front board split inside, much staining and wear of covers, title page with holes, otherwise very good. With modern slipcase misdating the volume as from 1567.
549 LATIN BIBLE, 1567  ($500-Up)
“Biblia Sacra, ad optima quaeq; veteris, ut vocant, tralationis exemplaria...”Lyons, Ioan Tornaesium, 1567. 12mo, later marbled boards, designs pressed in leaf edges. Front pastedown and first few pages reattached. Cover almost fully separated, but in place. Age-toned, otherwise very good. With attractive modern slipcase.
550 LAWRENCE’S “REVOLT IN THE DESERT” 1st UK Ed. ($240-Up)
“Revolt in the Desert.”T.E. Lawrence. London, Jonathan Cape, 1927. First Edition. No jacket. 8vo, an cloth with gilt spine lettering, fold-out map. Age-toned, shaken, with well-soiled and lightly worn boards, overall very good.
551 LAWRENCE’S “REVOLT IN THE DESERT” 1st US Ed. ($375-Up)
“Revolt in the Desert.”T.E. Lawrence. NY, George H. Doran, 1927. First US Edition, second printing. 8vo, brown cloth with black lettering and design, original desert warrior dust jacket, fold-out map. Price clipped, some foxing of first few pages and all edges, jacket with nicks and small piece out at bottom of spine, otherwise very good.
552 LE SAGE - “GIL BLAS” Smollett translation. ($20-Up)
“The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane.”Rene Le Sage, T. Smollett, transl. NY, Lovell, Coryell, & Co, n.y. Small 8vo, wine cloth with black and gilt designs and spine. Lovell’s Standard Series. Bookseller sticker on free front endpaper. Toned, small chip out of title, minor cover nicks, otherwise very good.
553 LIFE OF JOHN PAUL JONES ($50-Up)
“Life of the Rear-Admiral John Paul Jones.” James Hamilton. Philadelphia, Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1853. Small 8vo, Black