Finished processing & packing the online orders from yesterday.
Marked down some rare books that had been on the shelves for a while now.
Sorted a few boxes.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on this day in 1807, John Steinbeck in 1902, Peter De Vries in 1910 & Lawrence Durrell in 1912.
Books of the day:
The Grapes of Wrath (2 vols. LEC, ills by Benton) John Steinbeck; Illustrator-Thomas Hart Benton. Limited Editions Club 1940-01-01 Leather Bound John Steinbeck; Illustrator-Thomas Hart Benton. - The Grapes of Wrath (2 vols. LEC, ills by Benton). First Edition. Quarto (4to). Two volume set. Original "grass-cloth" boards and rawhide (leather) spines. Very minimal shelfwear. Original slipcase is heavily worn, with broken seams and chipping - but it has done it's job and protected the actual volumes. Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton. Number 1116 of 1146 published, signed by the artist (Benton) at the end of volume 2. Contains a prefatory remarks by Joseph Henry Jackson titled "John Steinbeck and the Grapes of Wrath" and Thomas Craven titled "Thomas Benton and the Grapes of Wrath." Printed note from the publisher about the binding laid-in to volume 2. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Thomas Hart Benton at the rear limitation page in volume 2 (as Benton). some minor wear to the joints (the exterior flexible fold where book cover meets book spine) as the rawhide leather needs more care. Ink gift inscription on the side of the slipcase "Best Wishes, on Christmas 1941, Andy". B001LNTOIO Click to Purchase on Biblio
The Riverside Literature Series Number 1: Evangeline Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Houghton Mifflin Company 1886-03-17 Pamphlet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - The Riverside Literature Series Number 1: Evangeline. cover torn at spine, but still attached. Former owner's name inked on cover. 4.5'' x 7 B002VNRHC8 Click to Purchase on Biblio
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