CALDWELL

[ Bookseller's catalogue. ] First Editions of Jack London, Thorne Smith, Erskine Caldwell, William Saroyan, John Steinbeck, Illustrated.

Author: 
The El Dorado Bookstore, San Francisco, California [ props Roskie & Wallace of Oakland; Philip M. Roskie (1921-93) ] [ Jack London, Thorne Smith, Erskine Caldwell, William Saroyan, John Steinbeck ]
Publication details: 
Catalogue No. 1, 1948. The El Dorado Bookstore, 309 Kearny Street, San Francisco 8, California.
£120.00

32pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly aged. A previous owner has thought well enough of this item to have it put in a sturdy binding of black cloth, with title in gilt on spine. The binding is in very good condition, but a bookplate has been removed from the front pastedown. An interesting catalogue (especially when compared with the staid British book catalogues of the period), with each of the 108 items presented, four to a page, each with accompanying photograph of the covers of the book. The most expensive item, at $100, is a 1902 first edition of 'The Cruise of the Dazzler'.

[Printed pamphlet.] Notes on the Condition of Ireland; with a Proposed Remedy. Shewing how the Prosperity of the Country may be increased by the Judicious Introduction of Home Industries.

Author: 
'J. C. B.' [John Caldwell Bloomfield]
Publication details: 
Printer and place not stated. [1882.]
£80.00

15pp., 12mo. Stitched. In good condition, on lightly aged paper. With shelfmark and stamp of the Education Department Library. Signed beneath title on front cover: 'J. C. Bloomfield'. Dedication to 'B. Samuelson, Esq., M.P., F.R.S.' on p.3. Bloomfield was the co-founder of Belleek Pottery. Scarce.

[Pamphlet.] The Voluntary School Bill, 1897. The "Association Clauses" examined, and a suggestion as to the definition of the "Areas".

Author: 
E.T. Leeke, M.A., Chancellor and Canon of Lincoln Cathedral, Chairman, Executive Committee of the Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education; R. Caldwell Minton, Organising Teacher for the Diocese of Lincoln
Publication details: 
Lincoln: Keyworth & Sons, Printers, Swanpool Court. 4 March 1897.
£60.00

10pp., 12mo. Stapled. With 'Urgent & Important' notice (1p., 12mo) on 'The Voluntary Schools Bill' by the same authors (dated 'Lincoln, March 8th, 1897.') loosely inserted. With stamp, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in fair condition, on lightly-aged and worn paper. Scarce: no copy in the British Library, or on COPAC.

Castle Avon. By the author of "Emilia Wyndham," "Mordaunt Hall," etc. etc.

Author: 
Anon. [Anne Marsh (later Anne Marsh-Caldwell) (1791-1874)]
Publication details: 
London: Thomas Hodgson, 13, Paternoster-row. [Woodfall and Kinder, Printers, Angel Court, Skinner Street, London.] [1855]
£56.00

12mo, 352 pp. In contemporary brown calf half-binding, with marbled boards and grey endpapers. Loose and foxed in worn binding.

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