A small collection of offprints, galleys, etc. deaccessioned from the Library of Congress, with its "Surplus Duplicate" ink stamps and hand annotations.
1904. Submitted to the Library of Congress to obtain copyright protection. Contains: 1. A Pilgrimage to Pigna. New York: Macmillan, 1904. 7.5 inches, (18) pp, stapled in printed buff wrappers. "pp 1-17, Chapters 1 & 2" in pencil at head of front wrapper; "March 12 1904" rubber stamped to rear covers; short tear to front cover, small corner chip to rear cover, else fine. 2. Happy Thoughts Library. "The Bolsover Prize". NY: Transatlantic Press Alliance, copyright 1905. 7.5 inches. pp 10 plus self wrappers, stapled. Light soiling to outer leaves, VG otherwise. 3. THE WHIRLWIND. [New York:] McClure, Phillips & Co., copyright 1906. A set of long chapter galleys, the largest measuring ca. 26" x 7.5". Folded with paper clips. The earliest is dated 22 Dec., 1905, the latest 22 Dec., 1906. Book I, Chapters I-IV, is near fine. Book I, Chapters VIII-X, has a tear to last leaf; Book II, Chapter V, is on newsprint, brittle and very fragile, splits to folds, corner of first leaf loose, text loss to corner of second leaf. Book II, Chapter VIII, is on newspint, brittle with some chips but text intact; Book II, Chapter XI-XIII, is VG. Book II, Chapter XIV, is printed on newsprint, tanned and brittle, partial splits to folds, some chips, but text intact. Book III, Chapters IX-XI, has small chips, VG otherwise. Book III, Chapter XIII, has small chips to a partial split. Rare items. These kinds of copyright printings are typically done in only a handful of copies.