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.
with title label. With 12 pages of engravings. A guide to proper posture and gentlemanly conduct. Toned, with hinge cracks, light foxing and dampstains, overall very good.
572 SAGAN’S “BONJOUR TRISTESSE” ($60-Up)
“Bonjour Tristesse.” Francoise Sagan. Translated by Irene Ash. London, John Murray, . First edition in English. Small 8vo, red cloth with white design and spine. Original dust jacket. Jacket chipped at spine edges, otherwise fine.
573 SECOND CONGRESS OF THE US ($170-Up)
Journal of the Senate. [Second Congress, second session, 11/5/1792-3/3/1793]. Folio, full contemporary calf. Owner’s notes on cover and both pastedowns, library handstamp on first page. Front cover detached but present. Cover well worn, interior excellent, overall very good.
574 SHAW’S “ADVENTURES OF THE BLACK GIRL” 1st Am. Ed. ($100-Up)
“The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God.” George Bernard Shaw. Engravings by John Farleigh. NY, Dodd, Mead, . First US Edition. Small 8vo, black cloth with white lettering. Edge wear, some dampstains on front cover, otherwise very good/fine.
575 SINGER: “A FRIEND OF KAFKA” 1st Ed. ($30-Up)
“A Friend of Kafka and Other Stories.”Isaac Bashevis Singer. NY, Farrar Strauss & Giroux, 1970. 1st Ed., 1st printing. 8vo, green cloth, black spine with blind designs. No jacket. Dampstains on cover, light soiling of edges, overall very good.
576 SIX REDBOOK NOVELS - HAMMETT, CHRISTIE, etc. ($160-Up)
“Six Redbook Novels.”The McCall Company, 1933-34. Contains complete texts of novels first published as Redbook “Novels of the Month”: Dashiell Hammett’s The Thin Man, Mignon G. Eberhart’s The Figure in the Fog, Sir Philip Gibbs’s The Cross of Peace, James Warner Bellah’s White Piracy, Agatha Christie’s The Boomerang Clue, and Charles L. Clifford’s Parade Ground. Folio, 1/4 black cloth with red boards bearing gilt lettering and design. No jacket. All with illustrations by Joseph Franke. Age-toned, otherwise very good/fine.
577 STILES’S “DREAMS” ($55-Up)
“Dreams.”Percy G. Stiles. Cambridge, Harvard Univ. Press, 1927. First edition. 12mo, maroon cloth with gilt spine and top edge, original dust jacket. Jacket soiled and toned, with some chipping at edges, overall fine.
578 THE STORY OF CALIFORNIA ($25-Up)
“The Story of California.”Henry K. Norton, Chicago, A.C. McClurg and Co, 1924. Small 8vo, gilt lettering and spine. 7th ed. Rubbed, lightly soiled and toned, overall very good.
579 THAXTER’S “AN ISLAND GARDEN” ($600-Up)
“An Island Garden.”Celia Thaxter, illus. by Childe Hassam. Boston, Houghton, Mifflin [Riverside], 1894. 8vo, green cloth with gilt designs, spine [1st ed, 2nd issue?]. With all chromolithographs and garden plan. Owner’s name penned on free front endpaper. Lightly toned, with light soiling and scuffing of wraps, otherwise very good/fine. Very scarce in this condition!
580 THESAURUS JURIS FRANCONICI ($400-Up)
“Thesaurus Juris Franconici.”Jos. M. Schneidt. Wirzburg, Franz Xaver Riennerischen Buchhandlung, 1787. In German. Volume II only, but a complete work in its own right. Small 8vo, half calf, boards slightly worn, chipped edges, gilt spine slightly chipped, discolorations on endpapers, interior in fine condition, overall very good.
581 TREGASKIS: GUADALCANAL DIARY, 1st Ed. ($100-Up)
“Guadalcanal Diary.”Richard Tregaskis. New York, Random House, 1943. First