London: Constable & Co., 1909. First edition. 5 14 x 3 1/2", 16 pages, and printed by the Chiswick Press, Charles Whittington & Co. on laid paper. All pages are bordered with single rules in red ink, and there is a drawing of Meredith's house, Box HIll. This is a sensitive memorial to writer George Meredith, in the form of a fanciful essay, on the day he was buried, May 22, 1909, by his close friend, J. M. Barrie. There is some light soil and foxing else near fine in smooth ivory cloth with a gilt title and a red marginal rule. The book's small size and bulk make it agreeable in hand and to read.
London: Longmans, Green, (1962). First edition. Softcover. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", 36 pages. This pamphlet was published by Longmans for the British Council and the National Book League. There is a frontispiece of Herbert, Eliot's essay, and a bibliography of Herbert's works. Faint crease to bottom gutter corner, sunned and lightly spotted edges, but internally a very good copy in stapled yellow wrappers. (Gallup: A73a). This is volume No.152 in the wide-ranging "Writers and Their Work" series. w.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964. special limited edition. Octavo, 438 pages, with 36 pages of photographic illustrations, including 8 pages in color, plus a color photograph of General MacArthur as frontispiece. This is number 49 of 1,000 copies of this special edition, with a facsimile signature of MacArthur on a tipped-in limitation page preceding the frontispiece, and a true signature on the same page by his wife, Jean MacArthur. (MacArthur had died).The book is bound in brown cloth, with 5 stars blind-stamped on the front board, and is housed in a heavy tan slipcase titled in gilt. Fine in a near fine slipcase.
New York: Hawthorne Books, 1961. first edition. Octavo, 277 pages, with a bibliography and 8 pages of black and white photographs of Foucauld, a Strasbourg-born French playboy type who changed his life once he and his regiment arrived in Morocco. He built and lived in hermitages in the Sahara, and in one of them, Tamanrasset, he was killed by bandits in 1916. He is considered a martyr by the Catholic Church, and is now a "blessed", the first step on the route to sainthood. This copy is inscribed on the half-title by the author: "To Steve! Happy Birthday! With old friendship and humble devotion. Marion 1962/5/29". A fine copy in beige cloth, and with a lightly worn and chipped dustjacket.
Chicago. Published by the American Medical Association Press, 1925, a reprint of a special article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association about the author's father, Robert B. Pusey of Elizabethtown, Kentucky. 12mo, 24pp., 5 b/w illustrations. Doctor Pusey was president of the A.M.A. and wrote widely on dermatology and other medical issues, but this small volume is a taste of American medical history in the 19th century, and now, over 125 years later than the story, extremely nostalgic. Light browning and foxing throughout else very good in slightly rubbed olive cloth stamped gilt.