|J & S Books
|Outside of a dog, a book
is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too
dark to read.
Ah, the joy of collecting. In the collector's corner, we highlight
some of our antiquarian and collectible books, and offer
guidance to novice and experienced collector alike.
Fiction, non-fiction, and literature.
Rosemary and Pansies by Effie Waller Smith. The Gotham Press, Boston,
1909. Inscribed and signed by the author on the second front free end
paper as "With kindest remembrances, Effie Smith." Green cloth covers with
gilt lettering. No jacket as issued. $1,500.00
The author was born in Kentucky in 1879, the third child born to Frank Waller
and Sibbie Ratliff, former slaves. After completing her education, she taught
school in Kentucky and Tennessee for 12 years. As a young girl, she began
writing poetry in the classic style of Tennyson and her early work was
occasionally printed in local newspapers. She published three volumes of
poetry, of which this is the third, and had some work published in prominent
literary magazines of the day. No more of her work was published after a
poem appeared in Harper's in 1917 and she died in Wisconsin in 1960.
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The Private Life and Other Stories by Henry James. Harper & Brothers,
NY, 1893. First edition, binding E (BAL 10604). Maroon binding with spine
stamped in gilt and blindstamped. Good condition. $175.00
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. St. Martin's Press, NY, 1988.
Flat signed and dated by the author on the title page. A rare signature from
this publicity shy author. Book and jacket are in very good condition.
Too Late the Phalarope by Alan Paton. Scribner, NY, 1953. First edition.
The author, founder of South Africa's Liberal party, explores racial injustice
and political dogmatism in this powerful, internationally acclaimed novel.
Book and jacket are in very good condition. $45.00
Collectible Children's Books
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by Oskar Lebeck. Grosset &
Dunlap, NY, 1939. Beautifully illustrated children's version of this timeless
classic. Book and jacket in good condition. $100.00
Parsley by Ludwig Bemelmans. Harper Brothers, NY, 1955. From the
author/illustrator of Madeleine. Book and jacket are in good condition.
The Taxi That Hurried. Text by Lucie Mitchell, Irma Black and Jessie
Stanton, illustrated by Tibor Gergely. Simon & Schuster, NY, 1946. Second
printing. Has the blue spine characteristic of early Little Golden Books and
with an intact dust jacket. Book and jacket are in good condition. $110.00
The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck. Viking, NY, 1961.
Steinbeck's last novel, a morality tale of a man from a prominent New
England family who devolves into criminality after his family loses its wealth
and position. Book in good condition, jacket in fair condition. $60.00.
The Hound of Ulster by Rosemary Sutcliff. The Bodley Head, London,
1963. First printing. A tale of the Celtic hero Cuchulain, who became
known as the Hound of Ulster. Book and jacket both in good condition.