Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
A Collection of 10 Inscribed and 1 Signed Work. First or limited editions housed in custom half leather slipcases with linen chemises. Stephen Vincent Benet.
A Collection of 10 Inscribed and 1 Signed Work. First or limited editions housed in custom half leather slipcases with linen chemises.
A Collection of 10 Inscribed and 1 Signed Work. First or limited editions housed in custom half leather slipcases with linen chemises.

A Collection of 10 Inscribed and 1 Signed Work. First or limited editions housed in custom half leather slipcases with linen chemises.

New York, Paris: 1921-1939. First edition. Hardcover. Ten titles are variously inscribed to J. M. Kennedy.

(for example) His illustrated work -"A Book of Americans" has on the front free end paper....
"
We couldn't put in all the great, Or even all the small.."
Stephen Vincent Benet

Only the "The Ballad of Duke's Mercy" is not also inscribed.
However it is a limited ediiton and signed by Stephen Vincent Benet.

All titles are housed in period custom-made half leather slipcases with light green cloth chemises.

1. The Beginnings of Wisdom. New York. Henry Holt and Company. 1921. vi, 359pp. Original black cloth with orange lettering and ruling on cover and spine, in light green chemise with silk pull-band, housed in brown half-leather slipcase over light green cloth with gilt lettering, ruling and tooling on spine; raised bands.

2. Young People's Pride. New York. Henry Holt. 300pp. Original light blue cloth with dark blue lettering and ruling on cover and spine, in original illustrated dustjacket, in light green cloth chemise with silk pull-band, housed in red half leather slipcase with gilt lettering, ruling and tooling on spine; raised bands. Dustjacket with small chips along edges and rubbed.

3. Jean Huguenot: A Novel. New York. Henry Holt and Company. 1923. 292pp. Original purple cloth with blind-stamped ruling and gilt lettering on cover and spine in original dustjacket illustrated by A. D. Rahn, in light green cloth chemise with pull-band, housed in green half leather over light green cloth slipcase with gilt lettering, ruling and tooling on spine; raised bands. Dustjacket with wear along edges, small chips and rubbed. Slipcase with minor wear to spine.

4. The Ballad of William Sycamore: A Poem. New York. Edmund Byrne Hackett for the Brick Row Book Shop. 1923. ii, 9 (1)pp. Original light green paper-covered boards with black lettering in decorative label of cover with light green cloth chemise with pull-band, housed in green half leather over light green cloth slipcase with gilt lettering, ruling and tooling on spine; raised bands. Spine lightly sunned.

5. Tiger Joy: A Book of Poems. New York. George H. Doran. 1925. 119pp. Original blue half cloth over decorative paper-covered boards with black lettering on orange paper labels on cover and spine, in light green cloth chemise with pull-band, housed in red half cloth slipcase over light green cloth with gilt lettering, ruling and tooling on spine; raised bands.

6. The Barefoot Saint: A Short Story. Garden City, New York. Doubleday, Doran and Company. 1929. 72pp. Illustrated yellow cloth with brown lettering and tooling on spine with red cloth chemise with decorative paper-covered spine, housed in wooden slipcase with brown lettering on paper label of spine. Housed in additional three quarter red leather over red cloth slipcase with gilt lettering on spine; raised bands. Burgundy edges. Frontispiece. Decorative title page. Some scuffing along edges and spine of slipcase.

7. The Litter of Rose Leaves: A Short Story. New York. Random House. 1930. 20pp. Original rose wraps with black lettering on paper label of spine, in green cloth chemise with pull-band, housed in brown half-leather over light green cloth slipcase with gilt lettering, ruling and tooling on spine; raised bands. Title page with decorative frame in black.

8. A Book of Americans. New York. Farrar & Rinehart. 1933. 44/367. 114pp. Original light blue cloth with black and silver emblem and lettering on cover, black lettering on spine in original illustrated dustjacket, in light green cloth chemise with pull-band, house in green half leather over light green cloth slipcase with gilt lettering, ruling and tooling on spine. Cloth covers unevenly faded, spine faded.

9. A Portrait and a Poem. Paris. Printed by Marcel Servant. 1934. 27 (1)pp. Original three-quarter leather over red boards with gilt lettering on spine, in light green chemise with pull-band, housed in red quarter leather over light green cloth with gilt lettering and tooling on spine; raised bands. Gilt top edge. Frontispiece with tissue guards. Publisher's device on title page. Multicolor ribbon marker.

10. The Burning City. New York. Farrar & Rinehart. 1936. 80pp. Original black cloth with gilt-stamped design on cover, gilt lettering and publisher's device on spine, in original illustrated dustjacket, in light green cloth chemise, housed in green half-cloth over green cloth slipcase with gilt lettering, ruling and tooling on spine; raised bands. Chemise with sunning of spine. Slipcase with some water stains on cloth, spine somewhat faded.

11. The Ballad of Duke's Mercy. New York. House of Books, Ltd. 1939. 64/250 Signed on colophon. Number four of The Crown Octavos. Unpaginated, 16pp. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine, in light green chemise with pull-band, housed in brown half leather over green cloth slipcase with gilt lettering, ruling and tooling on spine. Very light scuffing on spine. Very good to fine / very good. Item #48001

Price: $2,500.00

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