Books of the 19th Century Authors A to H
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    A New England Farmer [Lowell, John] :  Perpetual War, The Policy of Mr. Madison.  Boston: Printed by Chester Stebbins, 1812. First Edition. Very good- in stab sewn wrapper with Bowdoin College and the name of an early prior owner (Ezra Abbot, Jr.) written across the upper edge of the front page. An octavo of 9 by 5 7/8 inches with the fore edge and lower edge rough cut and shallow chipping to the fore edge of the front page. Written in pencil is the author's name surrounded in brackets just above the word "Boston". The contents are spotted with foxing throughout, but primarily in the margins. 117 pages of text. The author, John Lowell (1769-1840) was a Massachusetts lawyer, agriculturist, philanthropist, and a well known Federalist who wrote many pamphlets in support of his point of view. He was often at odds with the Democratic Party and published many unsigned pieces critical of President James Madison's efforts to build a standing army and navy and the War of 1812. (DAB)
    TB29956  $150.00



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    Adams, John Quincy:  The Jubilee Of The Constitution. A Discourse Delivered A The Request Of The New York Historical Society.  New York: Samuel Colman, 1839. First Edition. Very good in its original paper wraps over a sewn binding with a portion of the original black text on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 7/8 by 5 1/2 inches with the flimsy front cover reinforced on its verso side with thin tissue guard and the inner, printed, heavier paper wrap is reinforced on both of its sides. The binding has been more recently reinforced with sawn-in threads securing all pages and the remaining wraps. Small losses to the outer wrap at the corners and fore edge. Both panels of the rear wraps are missing. The text block is generally well foxed throughout. 136 pages illustrated with the frontispiece titled " Inauguration of Washington at the Old City Hall 1789". The full title reads: "The Jubilee Of The Constitution. A Discourse Delivered A The Request Of The New York Historical Society In the City of New York, On Tuesday, The 30th of April 1839; Being the Fiftieth Anniversary Of The Inauguration Of George Washington as President Of The United States, on Thursday, The 30th of April, 1789." (Sabin, 281)
    TB28871  $190.00



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    Alcott, Louisa M.:  Little Men: Life At Plumfield With Jo's Boys.  Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871. First Edition, First Printing. In good+ condition in the publisher's original green cloth covered boards with a gilt seal on the spine and on the front board and with coated, brown end papers. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" tall by 4 1/4" deep containing 376 pages without a signature mark on the first page of text. There are several short closed tears to the cloth (1/32 inch) at the head and heel of the spine with light rubbing and wear as is the cloth over the tips of the boards. The text is preceded by four pages of ads from the publisher the last of which states that Pink and White Tyranny is "nearly ready". Illustrated with a frontispiece and three full line drawing plates. A very clean and handsome copy with no ownership markings. (BAL, 167; Ullom, 68)
    TB31273  $300.00



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    Alexander, James Edward, Editor:  Salmon Fishing In Canada By A Resident.  London: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1860. First Edition. Very good- in gray-green, full leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text on a red leather label in one compartment and gilt binder's devices in the remaining five compartments. The boards are decorated with double gilt borders. The edges of the text block are marbled to match the marbled end sheets. A 12mo of 7 by 4 1/2 inches with what may have been several tobacco burn marks to the leather on the front board, the rear joint has been reinforced with Japanese tissue and there is a prior owner's book plate attached to the front paste down. There is an early 1865 gift inscription on the verso of the first free end page and a second prior owner's name and date of 1890 below the inscription. 350 pages of text illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, a map of the St. Lawrence River, two plates and numerous vignettes throughout. (Thatcher, p11)
    TB32956  $275.00




  • Alloti, P.:  Map of Rome (circa 1800).  Milan: , n.d. (circa 1800). . Map in Italian measuring 6 1/8 tall by 8 1/8 inch wide (border to border) listing 46 sites of interest in the city of Rome showing major roads, buildings and hills.
    TB21605  $25.00




  • Allyn, Charles:  The Battle of Groton Heights: A collection of Narratives, Official Reports, Records, Etc. of the Storming of Fort Griswold.....  New London, Conn.: Self-published, 1882. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Good in its original green cloth covered boards with black end sheets. The spine is decorated with gilt text and a gilt image of the Groton Heights Memorial. The front board is decorated with a bird's eye view of the ramparts of the fort. Much of the green coating on the boards has been nibbled away by insects. The front and rear hinges and joints are tight and without any weakness. The binding remains strong. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is rubbed and the cloth at the lower tip of the front board is worn through. There are no prior ownership markings of any kind in this volume. Laid-in near the front of the book is a leaf printed on both sides advertising the Centennial Medal commemorating the Battle of Groton Heights. The full title reads: "The Battle of Groton Heights: A collection of Narratives, Official Reports, Records, Etc. of the Storming of Fort Griswold, the Massacre of its garrison, and the burning of New London by British Troops Under the Command of Benedict Arnold, on the Sixth of September, 1781." With an introduction by William W. Harris. Only 100 copies of the original printing of this title were produced in 1870 under the name William Harris. This edition was revised from the first edition by Charles Allyn with additional notes and enlarged. Illustrated with engravings, maps and with a map frontispiece. 399 pages including an index, appendix and text. (Howes, H-240; Gephart 6380; Armstrong 4030)
    TB28556  $350.00



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    Andrews, William Loring:  Fragments of American History Illustrated Solely By The Works of Those of Our Own Engravers Who Flourished In the XvIIIth Century.  New York: Privately Printed for William Loring Andrews, 1898. First Edition. Near fine in a more recent, light brown calf leather 1/2 leather and marble paper covered boards with two gilt on black title labels on the spine with four raised bands and horizontal, gilt bands on either sides of the bands and with gilt rules separating the leather from the marbled paper on the boards. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 inches with marbled end sheets which match the paper on the boards. One of only 80 copies printed on handmade, laid paper. 69 pages of text illustrated with a hand painted frontispiece and 16 plates 3 of which are hand painted. Considered by Hoes in his bibliography U.S. Iana to be "quite scarce". (Howes, A-264)
    TB32395  $275.00



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    Andrews, William Loring:  New Amsterdam New Orange New York.  New York: Dodd, Mead And Company, 1897. First Edition. Very good- in orange cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and gilt borders on the front board and with the top edge of the text block gilt. A small quarto of 9 by 6 3/8 with the cloth on the spine soiled and with soiling to the front and rear board nearest to the spine. The cloth over the front joint is beginning to part and the cloth at the head and heel of the spine is beginning to fray. There is an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and a blind embossed prior owner's seal on the rear end page. Without a dust jacket. One of only 170 copies printed. 142 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a color map frontispiece, a color vignette on the title page, 31 photogravures on copper, 3 photogravures on gelatine.
    TB29888  $150.00



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    Anonymous:  Strenna Italiana.  Milano: P. Ripamonti Carpano, 1837. First Edition. Very good in its original, highly decorated paper covered boards in a floral and oriental format, All edges of the text block are gilt. A small octavo of 7 7/8 by 5 inches with the joints to both boards split allowing the back strip to be free yet held in place by an overlay of clear acetate. The front and rear hinges remain tight and strong and the pages suffer from only light spots of foxing. 275 pages of text entirely in Italian followed by a two page index. A collection of 29 poems, sonnets and short stories from various ancient Italian poets. Illustrated with a frontispiece from an engraving. by J. Thomson and a steel engraved title page.and 4 plates from steel engravings each protected by a tissue guard. An extraordinary and colorful binding in a paper covered slipcase with an extraction ribbon.
    TB31486  $300.00



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    Anonymous:  What Santa Claus Gave Me.  New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1887. . Very good+ in decorated, tan cloth covered boards with an illustrated paper label on the front board. A 16mo measuring 6 1/4" by 4" with the cloth at the heel of the spine worn through and the front joint just beginning to crack. Without a dust jacket. Unpaginated containing approximately 67 pages. Illustrated throughout with black and white engravings.
    TB28127  $60.00



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    Anonymous:  Celebration Of Guilford's Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary 1639-1889 Catalogue Of Relics.  New Haven: The Stafford Printing Co., 1889. First Edition. Very good in heavy, printed paper wraps over an adhesive and stapled binding. An octavo of 9 by 5 13/16 with shallow chipping of the front cover and at the ends of the spine. There are also notes and a prior owner's name written in pencil on the title page. Without a dust jacket as issued. 56 pages followed by the printed page on the recto side of the rear cover. A listing of the relics loaned to the town of Guilford in celebration of its 250th anniversary. A total of 748 items are listed with the names of their owners followed by a list of oldest homes in Guilford and the original settlers to the town.
    TB30469  $60.00



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    Anonymous:  An address, Delivered At The Formation Of The Lycurgan Association, In Yale College.  New Haven, Conn.: Printed by A. H. Maltby & Co., 1820. First Editiion. Very good in printed self wraps with an over-sewn tread binding. An octavo of 8 5/16 by 4 7/8 inches with light tanning and foxing throughout. Without a dust jacket. 16 printed pages. (A Checklist of American Imprints 1820-1829, 2303)
    TB31004  $35.00



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    Ashe, Thomas:  Travels In America, Performed in 1806, For The Purpose Of Exploring The Rivers Alleghany, Monongahela, Ohio And Mississippi And Ascertaining The Produce and Condition Of Their Banks And Vicinity.  Newburyport: William Sawyer & Co., 1808. First Edition. Very good+ in full, contemporary tree calf covered boards with a gilt, red leather title block on the spine. A 16mo of 7 by 4 inches with an early prior owner's name at the top edge of the title page with scattered foxing throughout. The leather covers are worn and rubbed at the edges of the boards, but none are worn through. 366 pages including an appendix and text. The original title was published in England in 1808 in three volumes. This is the first American edition. Howes in his bibliography, U.S.Iana, states that this title is: "Interesting in spite of its snarling asperity and numerous lies." Clark in his bibliography of Travels in The Old South, believed that this title was "one of the least acceptable American Travel Accounts" as the author "realized that a book devoted largely to the condemnation of Americans would be profitable." He goes on to say that despite Ashe's "oblique observations" he "was favorably impressed with the Ohio and Mississippi valleys, and his descriptions are generally credible." (Howes, A-352; Clark, II, 134; Sabin, 2180)
    TB29837  $350.00



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    Audubon, John James and John Bachman:  The Quadrupeds of North America (Three Volumes).  New York: V. G. Audubon, 1856. Second Royal Octavo Edition. All three volumes of this complete set are in very good condition in 1/2 brown, leather and figured, brown cloth covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with two compartments stamped in gilt text. All three volumes are small quartos of 10 1/2 by 7 inches with the edges of the text blocks marbled to match the end sheets. The leather is rubbed and worn on all edges and worn through over the tips of the boards. The front paste downs have an early prior owner's, small book plate affixed. The preliminaries and end sheets for all three volumes are heavily foxed. The contents are generally clean, but occasional spots of foxing appear more randomly than consistently. The hinges and joints for all three are tight and strong. Volume I contains 383 pages including an index and is illustrated with 49 hand-colored plates with title page reading 1856, but with an error in its Roman Numerals. Volume II contains 334 pages including an index and is illustrated with 51 hand-colored plates with the title page showing 1854 in Roman Numerals correctly. Volume III contains 348 pages including an index and is illustrated with 55 hand-colored plates, with plate 137 (Sea Otter) chipped on the fore edge of the plate in the margin. In this case there is no date on the title page.
    TB32411  $5000.00



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    Author not stated:  A Visit To Texas Being The Journal Of A Traveller Through Those Parts Most Interesting To American Settlers.  New York: Van Nostrand and Dwight, 1836. Second Edition. An ex-library copy in fair condition but lacking the original boards and spine and the front preliminaries ahead of the title page. A 24mo of 5 7/16 by 3 1/2 inches with library stamps at the upper edge of the title page, the copyright page, page iii, the lower edge of page 11 and what's left of a date slip on the verso side of the last end page and the remnants of penciled notes at the lower edge of page 262. Without a dust jacket, but contained within a library made covering. 262 pages of text. This, the second edition, contains the account of the engagement at Concepcion, near San Antonio, by one of the participants as well as a "A Sketch of The Late War" referring to the Texas Revolution. According to Thomas W. Streeter in his Bibliography of Texas no plates or map were made part of this edition. Said to be "quite scarce" by Howes and "a very rare book" by Clark. Both Howes and Clark indicate that authorship of this title has been attributed to a Colonel Morris and to a Dr. M. Fiske. (Streeter, Bibliography of Texas, Vol. 1, 1155A; Howes, T-145; Clark, Vol. III, 114; Rader, 3547; Graff, 1337; Sabin, 95114)
    TB31735  $600.00



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    Author Unknown:  Kriss Kringle And His Brownies.  New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1897. . Good+ in heavy, printed paper wraps over a sewn binding. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2 by 9 1/4 inches with the fold to the wraps worn and partially torn. There is a faint gift inscription at the upper edge of the front panel Unpaginated. Oddly, the front cover and throughout this title "Kris" is spelled with a double "s" Illustrated with color drawings and six color lithographic plates.
    TB28812  $180.00



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    Autor Unknown:  The Case Of The Seneca Indians In The State of New York Illustrated By Facts.  Philadelphia: Society of Friends, 1840. First Edition. Very good in its original, patterned, brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt rules on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 5 3/8 inches with a 1/2 inch deep chip to the cloth at the upper edge of the spine with rubbing and wear to the fore corners of the boards and general foxing to the pages throughout the text block. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 256 pages including an index and text. "Printed for the information of the Society of Friends, by direction of the joint committees on Indian affairs, of the four yearly meetings of friends of Genesee, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore." Thomas W. Field in his An Essay toward An Indian Bibliography states: "The Senecas having, at the suggestion of the Society of Friends, consented to sell their lands, a controversy arose regarding the transaction which became on the part of their opponents somewhat acrimonious." . (Sabin, 79105; Field, 252)
    TB32866  $300.00



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    Bailey, M. B., Editor:  Official Souvenir Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World: containing interesting events and happenings, valuable data, etc. for the season of 1896.  n.p.: Chas. R. Hutchinson, 1896. First Edition. Good in full, light brown leather covered boards with gilt text on the front board. A 32mo of 4 1/2 by 6 5/8 inches with the edges of the leather covered boards worn and with the front joint separated, but the front hinge remains strong with the text block still secure in the boards. The edges of the text block are stained a light red. 282 pages (counting the blank end sheets) including names of staff members of the various groups performing with associated photographs; the order of the parade; the "Route Book" for cities visited during the Wild West season of 1896. Includes lists of performers, images from black and white photographs of performers, photographs from the shows, route book for the season of 1896, and hundreds of advertisements. A rather uncommon Wild West show item evidenced by WorldCat showing only 4 institutions holding copies of this title.
    TB32059  $1700.00



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    Baird, , Robert, Tanner, Henry Schenck and Richard and Robert Bache:  View Of The Valley Of The Mississippi, Or The Emigrant's And Traveller's Guide To The West.  Philadelphia: H. S. Tanner, 1834. Second Edition. An exlibrary copy in fair condition in its original, but loose light brown, paper covered boards with a loose spine back with a printed, paper label. The book and its loose parts are protected and contained within a library chemise with a hand printed title on its spine. A 12mo measuring 7 3/16 by 4 3/16 inches with library book plates on the fixed end pages of the boards, library stamps on the non-printed side of the map frontispiece and on the title page and with the Henry S. Tanner's name written out in pencil on the title page as well as the call number written in ink. The copyright page has the call number written in pencil and the first page of the introductions shows a "discarded" stamp in the lower margin. The contents are clean and bright without any tanning or foxing. 372 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a fold-out, color map frontispiece of what is now the Eastern United States and additional maps following pages 106, 112, 128, 138, 148, fold-out maps following page 178 and 188, a single page page map following page 196, and fold-out maps following pages 214, 244, 262, 276, 290 and 348 fir a total of 15 maps. (Hows, B-45; Graff 141; Sabin, 2594)
    TB31971  $375.00




  • Baker, Henry A.:  History of Montville, Connecticut Formerly The North Parish of New London From 1640 to 1896.  Hartford, Conn.: Self-published, 1896. First Edition, First printing. Very good in the publisher's original embossed, purple cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and blind embossing around the perimeter of the boards. A thick octavo measuring 9" by 6". The cloth at the head of the spine is worn and rubbed, the binding is very slightly shaken, with the rear hinge well started and there is a prior owner's name in ink on the first free end page with a note that the book was purchased in New London in Sept., 1923. There is also a narrow black ink stain on the fore edge of the text block. 727 pages including an index of family names, an appendix and text. Illustrated with reproductions of black and white photographs of early homes, mills, a tavern, churches and portraits of town leaders. The author focuses on the history of the town and provides extensive genealogical records of many early settlers and families. An exceptionally uncommon resource for Montville history and genealogical research. [Connecticut Bibliography/Armstrong, 5653]
    TB24055  $200.00



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    Baker, W. S.:  Bibliotheca Washingtoniana. A Descriptive List of the Biographies and Biographical Sketches.  Philadelphia: Robert M. Lindsay, 1889. First Edition, Limited Edition. Very good in its original brown cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine and bright gilt text on the front board. A small quarto of 10 1/2 by 7 7/8 inches with the cloth rubbed and worn at the head and heel of the spine, the first free end page chipped around its edges and reattached by tipping-in. Although the front hinge has been reinforced the front and rear joints and rear hinge are solid and tight. The contents are clean. There is an embossed seal from the Long Island Historical Society on the title page and the last page of text; and, on the copyright page is a stamped withdrawn stamp from the Brooklyn Historical Society. Without a dust jacket as probably issued. One of only 400 copies printed. The author has signed the verso of the third free end page gifting this copy to the Long Island Historical Society as of "Oct. 8, 1889". 179 pages including an index. This author signed reference source provides 501 listings arranged according to date of publication.
    TB31492  $150.00




  • [Baker & Tilden]:  East Hartford, Connecticut Villages [From the Baker & Tilden Atlas of Hartford City & County].  Hartford: Baker & Tilden, 1869. . A one page map in near fine condition measuring approximately 16 1/2 by 13 inches (border to border) being page 8 removed from the original Baker & Tilden Atlas of Hartford City and Hartford County of 1869. The map contains surveys of three villages within the Town of East Hartford: Burnside, Naubuc Vicinity and Hockanum all drawn to different scales ranging from 20 to 66 rods to the inch. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing the placement and relative size and shape of buildings in the above named three villages with each property identified with its borders and the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, railroad lines, town borders, streams and rivers are shown. This original, hand-colored map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB23876  $50.00




  • [Baker & Tilden]:  Rocky Hill, Connecticut [From the Baker & Tilden Atlas of Hartford City & County].  Hartford: Baker & Tilden, 1869. . A one page map in near fine condition measuring approximately 16 by 13 inches (border to border) being page 28 removed from the original Baker & Tilden Atlas of Hartford City and Hartford County of 1869. The map contains two surveys of five districts in the Town of Rocky HIll: North, Middle, South, West and Beckley Quarter Districts all drawn with a scale of 120 rods to the inch; and, the middle district of Rocky Hill is in a larger scale allowing more detail in the upper left corner of the map with a scale of 28 inches to one mile. A small section of the map is devoted to listing the Rocky Hill businesses to include two dealers in groceries and provisions, manufacturers, house builder, a hotel, coal dealer, a machinist and a butcher. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing the placement and relative size and shape of buildings in the town of Rocky Hill with each property identified with the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, railroad lines, town borders, streams and rivers are shown. This original, hand-colored map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB23879  $50.00




  • [Baker & Tilden]:  East Hartford, Connecticut [From the Baker & Tilden Atlas of Hartford City & County].  Hartford: Baker & Tilden, 1869. . A one page map in near fine condition measuring approximately 16 by 13 inches (border to border) being page 7 removed from the original Baker & Tilden Atlas of Hartford City and Hartford County of 1869. The map contains a survey of the Town of East Hartford including its districts of North, North Centre, North Mill, Joint, Meadow, Willow Brook, South Mill, South, South Middle and South East Districts drawn with a scale of 2 inches to the mile. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing the placement and relative size and shape of buildings in the town of East Hartford with each property identified with the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, railroad lines, town borders, streams and rivers are shown. This original, hand-colored map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB23881  $50.00




  • [Baker & Tilden]:  Farmington and Plainville, Connecticut [From the Baker & Tilden Atlas of Hartford City & County].  Hartford: Baker & Tilden, 1869. . A one page map in near fine condition measuring approximately 16 by 13 inches (border to border) being page 33 removed from the original Baker & Tilden Atlas of Hartford City and Hartford County of 1869. The map contains two surveys of the Town of Farmington and its village of Plainville both drawn to a scale of 30 rods to the inch. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing the placement and relative size and shape of buildings in the above named areas with each property identified with its borders and the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, railroad lines, town borders, streams and rivers are shown. In the Plainville section the old Farmington Canal is shown. This original, hand-colored map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB23883  $50.00




  • [Baker & Tilden]:  Bristol, Connecticut [From the Baker & Tilden Atlas of Hartford City & County].  Hartford : Baker & Tilden, 1869. . A one page map in near fine condition measuring approximately 16 by 14 inches (border to border) being page 43 removed from the original Baker & Tilden Atlas of Hartford City and Hartford County of 1869. The map is drawn to a scale of 320 rods to the mile and shows the 12 districts of Bristol to include Polkville, South Village and Forestville. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing the placement and relative size and shape of buildings in the town of Bristol with each property identified with the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, railroad lines, town borders, streams and rivers are shown. This original, hand-colored map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB23884  $50.00




  • [Baker & Tilden]:  Southington, Connecticut [From the Baker & Tilden Atlas of Hartford City & County].  Hartford : Baker & Tilden, 1869. . A one page map in near fine condition measuring approximately 16 by 13 inches (border to border) being page 31 removed from the original Baker & Tilden Atlas of Hartford City and Hartford County of 1869. The map is drawn to a scale of 180 rods to the inch and shows the ten districts of Southington to include Marion, Plantsville and showing the Quinnipiac River bisecting much of the town. A business directory for both Southington and Plantsville appear in opposite corners of the map listing lawyers, physicians, manufacturers, dealers in coal, drugs and medicines, livery stables, blacksmiths and news dealers as well as dry goods dealers. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing the placement and relative size and shape of buildings in the town of Southington with each property identified with the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, railroad lines, town borders, streams and rivers are shown. This original, hand-colored map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB23886  $50.00




  • [Baker & Tilden]:  New Britain, Connecticut [From the Baker & Tilden Atlas of Hartford City & County].  Hartford : Baker & Tilden, 1869. . A one page map in near fine condition measuring approximately 16 by 13 inches (border to border) being page 30 removed from the original Baker & Tilden Atlas of Hartford City and Hartford County of 1869. The map is drawn to a scale of 100 rods to the inch and shows the six districts of New Britain. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing the placement and relative size and shape of buildings in the town of New Britain with each property identified with the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, railroad lines, town borders, streams and rivers are shown. This original, hand-colored map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB23887  $50.00




  • [Baker & Tilden]:  Bloomfield, Connecticut [From the Baker & Tilden Atlas of Hartford City & County].  Hartford : Baker & Tilden, 1869. . A one page map in near fine condition measuring approximately 16 by 13 inches (border to border) being page 35 removed from the original Baker & Tilden Atlas of Hartford City and Hartford County of 1869. The map is drawn to a scale of 160 rods to the inch and shows the eight districts of Bloomfield to include the two Scotland Districts, the Duncaster and Old Farm Districts. There is a separate small insert of Bloomfield Center drawn at a scale of 30 rods to the inch which shows property borders and names of property owners. A business directory for Bloomfield is shown on the map listing a hotel, dry goods dealer, and manufacturers. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing the placement and relative size and shape of buildings in the town of Bloomfield with each property identified with the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, railroad lines, town borders, streams and rivers are shown. This original, hand-colored map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB23889  $50.00



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    Baldwin, Henry:  The Orchids Of New England A Popular Monograph.  New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1884. First Edition. Very good in its original green cloth covered boards with gilt text and black decorations on the spine and black decorations on the front board. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 5 7/8 inches with a bumped upper fore corner of the front board, the cloth at the tips of the boards is worn, some insect nibbling of the starch on the front and rear boards and with an early prior owner's name and date of "Sept. 6th / 84" on the front fly leaf which also shows minor spots of foxing. The contents are clean, tight and free of tanning and foxing. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 158 pages including an index, bibliography, an index of illustrations and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece, images within the text and 14 engraved plates.
    TB30095  $75.00




  • Bangs, John Kendrick:  The Pursuit of The House Boat.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1897. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in very attractive decorated cloth covered boards with black text stamping on the front board with minor spotting. Without a dust jacket. Subtitled: "Being some further account of the divers doing of the association shades, under the leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq." 204 pages with four pages of ads following. Black and white frontispiece with 23 additional illustrations by Peter Newell. With a warm dedication to A. Conan Doyle.
    TB06618  $30.00



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    Barber, John Warner:  Connecticut Historical Collections, Containing a General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, etc., relating to the History and Antiquities of Every Town in Connecticut, with Geographical Descriptions.  New Haven: Durrie & Peck and J. W. Barber, (1837). Second Edition. Very good+ in its original binding of full leather covered boards with a black leather label with gilt text and extensive gilt decorations on the spine. The front and rear boards are decorated with gilt borders. An octavo measuring 8 7/8 by 5 1/2 inches with heavy rubbing to the leather over the joints and to the edges of the boards. The front free end page is torn at its lower two inches and there is an early prior owner's name (Lynda Brownell | Sherman, Conn.) written in pencil on the third free end page. The hand-colored, fold-out map of Connecticut is completely intact and has suffered no damage. The preliminaries show moderate foxing and the last 50 pages of the text also show moderate foxing. The joints and hinges remain tight and strong. 560 pages of text. Illustrated throughout with 190 wood block engravings. Contrary to the information contained in Wright Howes bibliography, U.S. Iana, the first edition of this title was published in 1836. Barber, an illustrator and historian (1798-1885) was Connecticut's first popular historian creating one of the first travel guides of the state. Following the index (in the front of the book) is a hand colored, fold-out map of the State of Connecticut noting all of its towns at the time (see note above regarding condition). Considered to be "mildly scarce" by Howes. (Howes, B-120) Originally published in 1836.
    TB31667  $500.00



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    Barber, John Warner:  The History And Antiquities Of New England, New York And New Jersey.  Worcester, Mass.: Dorr, Howland & Co., 1841. First Edition. Very good in its contemporary, full leather (calf) covered boards with faded and rubbed gilt text and decorations on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 3/4 by 5 1/4 inches with the leather at the head of the spine worn down to the text block and shallow chipping of the leather at the heel of the spine. There is also considerable foxing throughout the pages, but none so bad as to render the text unreadable. 576 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece and throughout the text with line drawings and wood cut engravings by the author. The fold-out, hand colored map following the preface has lost 2/3rds of its width which has been replaced with a color facsimile. (Howes, B-124)
    TB32451  $200.00



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    Barber, John Warner:  Massachusetts Historical Collections, Being A General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, &c., Relating To The History and Antiquities of Every Town in Massachusetts, With Geographical Descriptions.  Worcester, Mass.: Warren Lazell, 1844. Reprint of 1844. Good+ in its original binding of full leather covered boards with gilt decorations and gilt text on the spine. The edges of the text block are marbled. A small quarto of 9 by 5 1/2 inches with the leather worn through over the front and rear joints, the lower edges of the boards and the tips of the boards. There is an early prior owner's name written in ink at the upper edge of the title page. The contents are generally foxed on the margins and the fold-out hand-colored map is partially tanned it is in undamaged condition. 624 pages of text illustrated from 200 woodcut engravings and the hand-colored fold-out map. The first edition of this title was published by Dorr, Howland of Worcester in 1839. (Armstrong, Bibliographies of New England History, 103; Howes, B-123)
    TB31669  $175.00



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    Barber, John Warner:  The History And Antiquities Of New England, New York, New Jersey And Pennsylvania.  Hartford, Conn.: H. S. Parsons & Co., 1846. Third Edition of 1846. Very good in its original full leather covered boards with extensive gilt tool work and gilt text on the spine with the edges of the text block marbled. An octavo of 8 by 5 inches with rubbing to the boards and the edges of the boards The contents are mildly foxed in the margins throughout. The fold-out map is missing. 624 pages of text illustrated a frontispiece and from "numerous" woodcut engravings. The first edition of this title was published in Hartford in 1840 and contained only 576 pages. (Howes, B-124)
    TB31670  $175.00



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    Barber, John W. and Henry Howe:  Historical Collections Of The State Of New Jersey.  Newark, N.J.: Benjamin Olds for Justus H. Bradley, (1844). First Edition. Very good, although rebacked with original end pages, with gilt, text stamping on the spine, it is in its original, blind embossed, cloth covered boards with an embossed gilt laurel seal on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches with the cloth at the tips of the boards and lower edges of the boards worn through. There is a dampness stain on the front end sheets and foxing throughout the contents. Without a dust jacket. 620 pages of text and illustrated with a hand-colored double frontis and with 120 from engravings. The hand-colored, fold-out map of the New England states, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, follows page 8 and suffers only from multiple creases and very minor losses to the margins, several other maps within the text and a number of plates. (Howes, B-121)
    TB31515  $350.00



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    Barber, John W. and Henry Howe:  Historical Collections Of The State Of New York; Containing A General Collection Of The Most Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, anecdotes, &c Relating To Its History And Antiquities With Geographical Descriptions Of Every Township In The State..  New York: S. Tuttle, 1841. First Edition. Recently rebound in dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine with gilt rules around the title. An thick octavo measuring 9" by 5 1/2". The pages are lightly spotted with foxing throughout particularly around the outside margins and there are occasional notations in ink by an early prior owner. 608 pages which are illustrated with 230 engravings, a frontispiece and 12 plates (following pages 44, 116, 140, 148, 220, 268, 372, 424, 432, 472, 508 and 552) all by the author. Howes calls for 10 plates and the map. The hand-colored, fold-out map of New York following the front index (page 12) is in very acceptable condition with a 3" long tear at the left margin and a 3" long closed tear at one of the lower folds of the map, both professionally repaired. Several early prior owner's have penciled their names and made mathematical notes on the end pages. Considered by Howes to be "mildly scarce". (Howes, B-122; Sabin, 3331) A tight handsome and thoroughly complete copy.
    TB26568  $250.00



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    Barrow, John:  An Account Of Travels Into The Interior Of Southern Africa, In The Years 1797 and 1798.  New York: G. F. Hopkins, 1802. First American Edition , From the London Quarto Edition. Good in heavily worn, brown full leather covered boards with a leather overlay on the spine with a black leather title label which is heavily chipped. The front cover's board is missing, the first free end page is loose with a handwritten note that it was "The Property of the Essex Library" which is crossed out and with a second handwritten note stating: "Payrs Comers Library. No. 62". The title page and first contents page are ragged at their fore edges. The fold-out frontispiece map has many short closed tears to the folds. The rear hinge and joint are broken, but held on to the text block with the overlayed leather spine. 386 pages which show general tanning and occasional spots of foxing. A good candidate for rebinding.
    TB30226  $175.00



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    Bates, Elisha:  The Doctrines Of Friends or Principles Of The Christian Religion As Held By The Society of Friends Commonly Called Quakers.  Mountpleasant: Self-Published , 1825. Second Edition. An ex-library copy (from the Library of the Episcopal Theological School of Cambridge, Mass.) recently rebound in full, light brown leather (calf) with text and date in gilt on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5" with foxing and tanning to the original end sheets and the same to the pages of the text block. 320 pages of text.
    TB26559  $150.00



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    Bayley, F.W. N.:  The New Tale Of A Tub; An Adventure In Verse.  New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1842. First Edition. Fair in its original blind embossed, green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the front board. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 5 3/4 inches with the spine back largely missing, the cloth on the edges of the boards is worn through and there are two, early prior owner's names and addresses on the front free end page and there are a number of textual changes made in pencil suggesting that the maker had a close relationship with the original writing. The majority of the pages are heavily foxed. 36 pages of text and illustrated with all six of the plates (two of which have been hand colored) which were from wood engravings by J. J. Butler based on the designs of Lieutenant J. S. Cotton.
    TB31904  $75.00



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    Benham, J. H.:  Benham's City Directory and Annual Advertiser for 1847-8 To Which Is Added A Directory For Fair Haven.  New Haven: J. H. Benham, 1847. First Edition. Very good+ in 1/4 leather and printed, paper covered boards over a sewn binding. A 16mo of 6 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches with the leather at the head and heel of the spine worn down to the edges of the text block and with rubbing and light wear to the paper at the edges of the boards. There is a scrap piece of paper attached to the front paste down The city directory for both New Haven and Fair Haven. 167 pages of text with ads on the first three pages and last eleven pages.
    TB31836  $95.00



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    Blanchard, Laman (Editor):  George Cruikshank's Omnibus.  London: Tilt and Bogue, 1842. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in full polished tan calf covered boards by Riviere with five raised bands on the spine with gilt tool work with a gilt on black leather label in the compartments, gilt borders on the boards, gilt inside dentelles over dark blue paper end sheets. The top edge of the text block is gilt. The leather joints are worn and cracked but the hinges are tight and strong. The leather at the upper tips of the boards is worn through and there is a tiny 1/16" chip to the leather at the foot of the spine; and, there is an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. A small quarto measuring 9 1/8" tall by 5 1/2" deep containing 300 pages of text. Illustrated with twenty-two steel engraved plates and 78 wood engravings. Originally issued in wraps in nine individual parts. George Cruikshank (1792-1878), whose career spanned 60 years, was an English illustrator and caricaturist who was best known for his satirical portraits of English society and culture as well as being the illustrator for Charles Dickens' books: Sketches By Boz and Oliver Twist.
    TB22867  $250.00



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    Board of Canal Commissioners:  The Official Reports of the Canal Commissioners Of The State Of New York And The Acts Of The Legislature Respecting Navigable Communications Between The Great Western and Northern Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean.  Newburgh, NY: B. F. Lewis & Shelton & Kewnsett, 1817. First Edition. Good in 1/4 leather and printed paper covered boards with text on the front board and advertisements on the rear board. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 5 1/2 inches with much of the printed paper around the edges of the front board worn away and abrasions to what remains. The contents show dampness stains throughout and there is an early prior owner's name at the upper fore corner of the first page of text. 112 pages of text. The three folding maps are missing. (Sabin, 53564)
    TB31122  $300.00



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    Board Of Railroad Commissioners:  Drawings Of Maps, Bridges, Profiles, Coal Burning Locomotives, Chairs, Brakes, Splices, &c. Accompanying The Report Of The Board Of Railroad Commissioners For 1856.  Albany, NY: Printed by C. Van Benthuysen, 1857. First Edition. Very good- in its original, patterned, dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the front board. A small quarto of 9 by 5 5/8 inches with heavy wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine such that the cloth is worn down to the edges of the text block. The cloth is also worn through in several spots at the lower edges of the boards. The upper 1 1/2 inches of both joints are splitting from their respective boards. Without a dust jacket. No pagination. Illustrated throughout with two, large fold-out maps, 8 plans of bridges, 5 locomotives from the Hudson River line, two from the New Haven Railroad and one from the Long Island Railroad, Rail sections from the New York Central, Albany and West Stockbridge and Hudson River Railroads, 7 drawings for tunnels, 3 miscellaneous drawings, and 29 profiles. The profile for the New York and Erie Railroad has been spliced at a torn fold line.
    TB31218  $385.00




  • Bond, Fred G.:  Flatboating on the Yellowstone, 1877.  Staten Island: Ward Hill Press, 1877, 1998. First Edition thus. Fine in decorated white paper covered boards. In a fine jacket with the price intact on the flap. Originally published in 1925 this new reprinting of the book is introduced and given an epilogue by Diana Yates. The text opens in 1877 when the author, Bond, and the flatboat that he commands are hired by the US Army to transport 25 Nez Perce Indians down the Yellowstone River to Fort Buford North Dakota some 400 miles away
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    Bowles, Samuel:  Across the Continent: A Summer's Journey to the Rocky Mountains, the Mormans, and the Pacific States, with Speaker Colfax.  Springfield, Mass. and New York: Samuel Bowles & Company and Hurd & Houghton., 1865. First Edition. Very good in its original brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and decoration on the spine. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches with professional repairs made to significantly improve the appearance of the heavy wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with the cloth worn through over the tips of the boards. There is an early prior owner's name and date of "Feby 15, 1866" in ink on the title page. The binding is tight with the hinges and joints sound. The contents are in excellent condition with no tanning or foxing to the pages. The hand-colored map prior to the title page is completely intact and suffers only from a small, 1/2 inch, closed tear at its right margin which has been professionally repaired using archival tape on its verso side. 452 pages of text followed by a blank leaf and 6 pages of ads by the publisher. Illustrated with a hand-colored map as aforementioned. Graff notes "Among the states and territories visited by Bowles were Utah, Oregon, Washingto, California and Nevada." (Sabin, 7077; Graff, 370; Cowan, p.67; Rader, 431)
    TB31974  $200.00



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    Bradford, Alden:  History of Massachusetts For Two Hundred Years From The Year 1620 To 1820.  Boston: Hilliard, Gray, And Co., 1835. First Edition. Good+ in its original 1/4 cloth and light brown paper covered boards with a printed paper label on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/2 by 5 5/8 inches with heavy rubbing to several areas of the cloth joints, but with the hinges tight and strong. The paper covered boards are marked with water stain spots and heavily rubbed at the tips. The end sheets show spots of foxing as do many of the pages throughout the text. Without a dust jacket and it is doubtful if it ever had one. 480 pages including an extensive appendix and text. The fold-out frontispiece map of Massachusetts is in very good condition with one two inch long closed tear professionally repaired with archival tape. There are no plates in this copy as called for in Howes. (Howes, B-697 Sabin, 7223);
    TB32535  $225.00




  • Brown, Thomas:  An Account Of The People Called Shakers: Their Faith, Doctrines, and Practice.  Troy, New York: Parker and Bliss, 1812. First Edition. Good in contemporary, full leather (calf) covered boards with heavy applications of varnish to the worn spine. A 16 mo measuring 7" by 4" with all edges trimmed and with early prior owner's names on the end sheets. The contents are tightly bound with little evidence of foxing but with heavy tanning to the outside edges of the front two pages and rear two pages. 372 pages of text. (Sabin, 8567)
    TB25878  $200.00



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    By A Bostonian:  Biographical Sketch Of Gen. Joseph Warren Embracing The Prominent Events Of His Life And His Boston Orations of 1772 and 1775.  Boston: Shepard, Clark & Brown, 1857. First Editin. Very good+ in its original light green cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine with blind embossed boards. A 16mo of 6 3/4 by 4 1/4 inches with heavy wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the cloth is rubbed through at the lower tips of the boards, there is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and a 1859 gift inscription on the first free end page. The contents are quite clean and tight with no foxing or tanning to the pages. The hinges and joints remain tight. 137 pages followed by five pages of ads by the publisher which is followed by the second book which is bound in: The Union Of The States by Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland published by James French and Company of Boston and dated 1856. This title runs 64 pages of text and is followed by 8 pages of ads by James French & Co. Joseph Warren was a physician, orator, politician, patriot and officer in the Massachusetts militia. He was one of the principal officers at the Battle of Bunker Hill when he was shot and killed.
    TB32265  $300.00




  • By A Civilian [George Jones]:  Sketches Of Naval Life, With Notices Of Men, Manners And Scenery, On The Shores Of The Mediterranean, In A Series Of Letters From The Brandywine And Constitution Frigates, In Two Volumes.  New Haven: Hezekiah Howe, 1829. First Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in good condition in their original bindings of 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with printed paper labels on the spines. Both are small octavos of 7 7/8 by 4 1/2 inches with only the top edges of the text blocks trimmed The spinebacks for both volumes are heavily worn and barely there with the joints completely rubbed through. The printed spine labels are worn and rubbed, but the printing remains well enough to be able to read the title. The front board of volume I is hanging by a sewing cord. Remarkably, there is barely any wear to the boards for both. Volume I contains 234 pages of text followed by a two page appendix and is illustrated with a frontispiece fold-out map of the Mediterranean, three single page maps and two plates. Note: there is a small chip in page 101/102 in the fore margin which does not impact on the printed text. Volume II contains 232 pages of text followed by a four page appendix and a single page of errata and is illustrated with a fold-out map of the archipelago between Greece and Turkey as a frontispiece, a fold-out map, two single page maps and two plates. George Jones (1800-1870) was hired as a civilian by the US Navy as a "schoolmaster" to instruct young midshipmen in navigation and general school lessons. In this capacity he was aboard the USS Brandywine for 7 months during which time the Brandywine took General Lafayette back to France following his tour to the US. Then Jones transferred to the USS Constitution and was aboard her for 2 years 4 months cruising through the Mediterranean. During these two assignments he wrote 67 letters to himself every two to three weeks describing in great detail the ships and the life on board an American ship of war and the ports visited and the customs and people he encounter in those ports of call. (Sabin, 81564; DAB, Vol. V p.170; GoogleBooks.com)
    TB33072  $500.00




  • Cairnes, J. E. [John Eliott]:  The Slave Power: Its Character, Career, And Probable Designs: Being An Attempt To Explain The Real Issues Involved In the American Contest.  New York: Carleton, Publisher, 1862. Second Edition. An ex-library copy in very good condition in its original brown cloth covered boards with red leather, gilt text stamped, label on the front board. An octavo measuring 9" by 5 1/2" with a 1/2" deep chip from the cloth at the head of the spine, "withdrawn" stamps on the first free end page, a blind, embossed seal on the title page with a tape repair on the verso side and with numerous careful underlining marks in pencil throughout the text. 171 pages of text.
    TB27733  $75.00



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    Carroll, Lewis:  Rhyme ? And Reason?.  New York: Macmillan and Co., 1884. First Edition. Good+ in its original red cloth covered boards with tarnished gilt text on the spine and bright gilt text and borders on the front board. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 4 7/8 with the cloth at the heel of the spine worn down to the edge of the text block and the cloth at the head of the spine rubbed and a faint dampness stain to the entire text at the lower margin none of which impacts on the printing. Without a dust jacket. 214 pages of text followed by nine pages of ads by the publisher. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 65 images by Arthur B. Frost and 9 by Henry Holiday. Preceded by the British edition also published by Macmillan in 1883. (Williams, p56)
    TB31643  $40.00



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    Cartland, J. Henry:  Ten Years At Pemaquid Sketches Of Its History And Its Ruins.  Pemaquid Beach, Maine: Self-published, 1899. First Edition. Very good in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and a gilt image of Fort Rock of Pemaquid 1607 on the front board. An octavo of 9 by 5 7/8 inches with light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. The hinges, joints and binding remain tight and strong with no loose or damaged pages. There is a prior owner's name written in pencil on the first free end page. 196 pages of text followed by a one page of errata. Illustrated with a map and plates of photographic reproductions of landscapes in and around Pemaquid.
    TB31277  $70.00



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    Chandler, Thomas Bradbury:  The Life Of Samuel Johnson, D.D..  New York: Printed by T. & J. Swords, 1805. . An ex-library copy in good condition in contemporary full, old growth, leather binding with dark brown library tape applied over the spine and the first 1/2 inch of the boards and with the title handwritten in white ink. A 16mo of 6 3/4 by 4 inches with the front hinge broken; the leather at the edges and tips of the boards is rubbed and worn through, a library book plate on the front paste down; a stamp at the top of the first free end page; a perforated stamp on the title page; a library call number in pencil on the copyright page; and, a library stamp on the last free end page. The final four leaves in the book are dampness stained. Otherwise, the contents are free of foxing and only show offsetting from the printed areas. 208 pages of text. The complete title reads as follows: "The Life of Samuel Johnson, D.D. The first President of King's College, in New York, containing many interesting anecdotes; a general view of the state of religion and learning in Connecticut during the former part of the last century; and an account of the institution and rise of Yale College, Connecticut and of King's (Now Columbia) College, New York."
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    Chittenden, Lucius E.:  The Capture of Ticonderoga Annual Address Before the Vermont Historical Society.  Rutland, VT: Tuttle & Company, 1872. First Edition. Very good+ in its original bright blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board together with black embossed borders around the edges of the boards. A small quarto of 9 by 5 3/4 inches with minor light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and over the tips of the boards. The end sheets show spots of foxing, but no foxing appears in the text block. 127 pages of text. The author's focus shows primarily on Colonel Eathan Allen giving scant recognition to the contributions of Benedict Arnold.
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    Cholmondeley, H., Pennell and with contributions from other authors:  The Badminton Library: Fishing Pike And Other Coarse Fish.  London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1893. Revised Fifth Edition. Very good+ in 3/4 dark blue leather and orange cloth covered boards with a bright gilt seal stamped on the front board and gilt text stamped on the spine. There is a blue silk placement ribbon sewn- in at the head of the spine and the top edge of the text block is gilt. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 5 1/4". 458 pages including an index followed by two pages of ads. Many pages are un-opened.
    TB28057  $130.00



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    City of Bridgeport, Connecticut:  Municipal Register Of The City of Bridgeport for 1899.  Bridgeport, Conn.: T. W. Joyce Printing Co., 1899. First Edition. Fair in it original dark green cloth covered boards with faded silver text on the spine and the same on the front board together with blind embossing on both boards and the spine. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches with the cloth torn by 1 1/2 inches at the upper corner of the front board and with the cloth worn through at the tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket. 552 pages including messages from the mayor and financial reports for the city.
    TB29995  $25.00



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    Cockrill, John A.:  The Major In Washington City A Series of Timely Letters from a Strict Southern Standpoint.  New York: Morning Advertiser, 1893. First Edition. Good+ in 3/4 green morocco and marbled paper covered boards with four raised bands on the spine and gilt tool work and gilt text in the compartments and gilt borders to outline the leather from the marbled paper. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4 by 4 3/4 inches with the leather worn, rubbed and chipped at the tips of the boards and rubbed at the joints. The front hinge is weak and there is a prior owner's name in pencil on the second free end page. The Introductory page is signed by the author John A. Cockrill and dated "Nov. 20th 1892". 236 pages of text illustrated with an engraved title page and with occasional line drawings within the text. For years this title has been erroneously attributed to "Major Randolph Gore Hampton" as that name appears beneath the portrait of this fictitious character on the title page. We also note that the copyright for this title is in the name of John A. Cockrill.
    TB28964  $150.00



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    Cody, William F.:  Cabinet Card of Buffalo Bill Cody with printed signature.  Brooklyn, N.Y.: Stacy, n.d. (circa 1890). . A cabinet card with a black and white photograph of 3 7/8 by 2 3/4 inches mounted on an original printed, cabinet card of 5 7/8 by 4 3/8 inches created by Charles E. Stacy of Brooklyn, New York. Buffalo Bill is dressed in western gear wearing a decorated vest with fringe, white gauntlet gloves with one had on his wide belt and the other holding the muzzle of a rifle. The card has a crease at the lower left corner not affecting the photograph, but running through the facsimile signature. At the bottom of the card there is the printed signature of William F. Cody | "Buffalo Bill". Cody's pose seems to be uncommon as I have not seen any similar images in any auction catalogs or internet listings.
    TB32067  $550.00



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    Coggeshall, /George:  History Of The American Privateers, And Letters-Of-Marque, During Our War With England In The Years 1812, '13 and '4. Interspersed With Several Naval Battles Between American And British Ships Of War.  New York: Self-Publisher, 1856. First Edition. Very good+ in its original, blind embossed, brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt decorations on its spine and blind embossed designs on the front and rear boards. A small quarto of 9 by 5 3/4 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed and worn down to the edge of the text block and with a 1/4 inch square piece of the cloth missing from the lower fore corner of the front board. Without a dust jacket. 438 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a color frontispiece from an engraving and seven plates. According to Dwight L. Smith's: The War Of 1812 An Annotated Bibliograpy, "The author commanded two privateers during the War of 1812" and captured nine British prize ships. (Coggeshall) "believed the war was justified as one of self-defense." (Howes, C-542; Smith, 1098)
    TB32865  $300.00



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    Combe, George:  Notes On The United States Of North America During A Phrenological Visit In 1838-1840.  Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1841. First Edition, First printing. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition in the publisher's original dark purple cloth covered boards with a gilt title block on the spines. Both are small octavos measuring 7 1/2" by 5". Volume 1 is missing the upper corner of the first free end page to a depth of 1 1/4" and there is a tear to the same page at the gutter due to a binding error. Volume 2 has a prior owner's name at the upper corner of the first free end page and the cloth at the upper edge of the front board has about 3/4" worn through. Both volumes show minor light foxing to the fore edges of the text blocks and with mild foxing to the end sheets. Volume 1 contains 374 pages of text with some tables and illustrated with a number of line drawings. Volume 2 contains 405 pages of text with a number of tables with scattered line drawings. Combs was a major figure in the area of Phrenology during the Victorian Age. He was a founder of the first organization devoted to that "science", the Edinburgh Phrenological Society (EPS) in February 1820. He authored a number of books on the subject and toured the United States giving lectures on his findings. The title is the result of his two year stay and tour.
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    Comstock, J. L. :  Outlines of Geology.  New York: Robinson, Pratt and Co., 1840, c1834. Third Edition. Very good in its original green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/2" by 4 1/2" with foxing to the end sheets and mild foxing throughout the pages of the text block. An early prior owner's name and date of 1846 appears in ink at the upper fore corner of the title page. 384 pages and illustrated with line drawings and engravings throughout. The full title reads: "Outlines of Geology: Intended as a Popular Treatise on the Most Interesting Parts of The Science. Together with An Examination of the Question, Whether The Days of Creation Were Indefinite Periods. Designed For The Use Of Schools and General Readers."
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    Conard, Howard Louis:  Uncle Dick Wooton The Pioneer Frontiersman Of The Rocky Mountain Region.  Chicago: W. E. Dibble & Co., 1890. First Edition. Good+ in the original decorated brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and black designs on the spine and gilt text and a circle in gilt of a man with the sketch of a log cabin and wagon on the front board. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches with a number of short closed tears to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. The cloth is worn through at the lower tips of the boards and the first free end page was free, but now professionally reattached and the rear hinge has been reinforced. The binding and all pages remain tight and strong. 473 pages of text followed by a one page ad from the publisher. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of "Uncle Dick" Wooton together with 32 plates and 8 illustrations within the text all as called for. "An account of the adventures and thrilling experiences of the most noted American hunter, trapper, guide, scout, and Indian fighter now living" (from the title page). Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". (Howes, C-659; Rader, 881)
    TB28486  $200.00



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    Cooper, Rev. [William]:  The History of North America; Containing A Review of the Customs and Manners of the Original Inhabitants; the First Settlement of the British Colonies; and their Rise and Progress, from the earliest Period to the Time of their Becoming United Free and Independent States..  Albany, NY: Samuel Shaw, 1818. 1813 Edition. An ex-library copy in very good condition in a dark green cloth library binding with gilt text on the spine and white call numbers on the lower part of the spine. A 16mo of 6 5/16 by 3 7/8 inches with a library stamp on the first free end page; an early prior owner's name in ink at the upper edge of the title page, a library stamp at the bottom of the same along with a perferated library name on the same page; a call number on the first preface page; and, the ghosts of library materials on the last few end pages. With the exception of a few library stamps, the contents are clean, tight and free of foxing and tanning. 264 pages. This edition contains an appendix consisting of the Constitution of the United States; the Declaration of Independence; and, President Washington's Farewell Address. This appendix does not appear in the earlier editions of this title. (Howes, C-761)
    TB31993  $175.00



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    Coues, Elliott:  Birds of the Colorado Valley. A Repository of Scientific and Popular Information concerning North American Ornithology.  Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1878. First Edition, First printing. Recently rebacked with the original text stamped title block reapplied to the spine and with the original publisher's pebbled red cloth covered boards. The end sheets are new. The binding is tight and strong with new headbands in place. The text block is in near fine condition with only early book dealer notations in pencil with no foxing or tanning to the pages. 807 pages including seventy illustrations within the text, an index, an index to bibliography, a bibliographical appendix of faunal publications relating to North American Ornithology from 1612 to 1878. Accordingly, this volume provides an excellent early bibliographical reference to American birds.
    TB20706  $150.00



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    Crayon, Gent., Geoffrey [Washington Irving]:  Bracebridge Hall; or The Humorists.  London: John Murray, 1845. Reprint of 1845. Very good- in contemporary full, decorated leather covered boards with a gilt on black leather title block on the spine with gilt tool work, gauffered edges to the boards and with marbled edges to the text block. A 16mo measuring 7" by 4 1/2" with the front joint and hinge broken and with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. The damaged joint and hinge have been professionally repaired so that the joint is now tight and strong. 375 pages of text. Up to approximately 1838 this title was published in two volumes both in the UK and in the US. This volume appears to be one of the first, if not, the first reprinting in one volume. A collection of fifty-one short stories. A very handsome, clean and collectible copy.
    TB24252  $100.00



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    Creasy, E. [Edward] S.:  The Fifteen Decisive Battles Of The World, From Marathon To Waterloo.  London: Richard Bentley, 1851. Second Edition revised with additions. Both volumes of this two volume set are in only good condition in a late 19th century bindings of 1/2 red leather and marbled paper covered boards with five raised on the spines with two black leather title labels and gilt decorations in the compartments. Both volumes appear to have been rebacked. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt and both volumes have an early prior owner's book plate attached to the front paste downs. The unfortunate aspect for this set are that the majority of the covers and spines for both volumes have been covered with clear scotch tape. The two black leather title labels for volume 2 are missing. Volume I contains 308 pages of text. Volume II contains 338 pages. Many consider this title the most famous work of military history of the nineteenth century. To its credit it is still in print and widely read. Early editions are very uncommon.
    TB32139  $350.00



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    Crittenden, Senator John J.:  Speech of Hon. John J. Crittenden, of Kentucky, On The Admission Of The State of Kansas. Delivered In the Senate Of The United States, March 17, 1854..  Washington, DC: Printed Lemuel Towers, 1854. . Unbound sheets in very good condition with some tanning in the margins. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 6". 16 numbered pages of double column text. (Sabin, 17556)
    TB27459  $20.00




  • Crockett, S. R.:  The Stickit Minister And Some Common Men.  New York: Macmillan and Co., 1895. . Very good+ in light brown buckram cloth covered boards with black text and decorations on the spine and front board. A 12mo measuring 7" by 4 3/4" with two early prior owner's names on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. A collection of 24 short stories of Scotland preceded by a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson. 290 pages including a glossary, text and followed by eight pages of ads by the publisher. Illustrated with drawings and engravings.
    TB24160  $10.00



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    Cunningham, Peter (Editor):  The Works of Oliver Goldsmith (4 volumes).  London: John Murray, 1854. First Edition. All four volumes of this four volume set are in very good+ condition in beautiful, full green leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with two leather title labels with gilt text and gilt decorations in the compartments. All edges of the text blocks are marbled to match the end sheets within the books. Each volume is an octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with gilt decorations on the edges of the boards and blind dentelle on the turn-ins. The leather is rubbed at the board edges and the heads of the spines. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste downs and a Newport Historical Society plate on the front free end pages with that same name embossed on the engraved title pages. These uniform bindings were performed by Bickers & Son of London. Volume contains 468 pages of text. Volume II has 487 pages; volume III has 447 pages; and volume IV has 450 pages including an index to all four volumes.
    TB26826  $300.00



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    Curtis, Benjamin Robbins:  Dottings Round The Circle.  Boston: James R. Osgood And Company, 1876. First Edition. Good in its original light gray cloth covered boards with gilt text and black decorations on the spine and on the front board. An octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/2" with heavy wear and rubbing to the cloth at both ends of the spine, with a 1/2" deep chip to the cloth at the head of the spine. The front and rear hinges are broken and the first free end page has attached itself to the front paste down. 329 pages of text with a fold-out facsimile of a Chinese passport following page 124 and the facsimile of an "official card of the U.S. Consul at Canton" following page 166. Illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of El Capitan at Yosemite Valley and ten plates. A very readable account of the author's round-th-world trip from Boston via train to Salt Lake City (where he meets and speaks with Brigham Young) then on to Yosemite and the Pacific coast to board a ship to Japan, Shanghai, Peking, the Great Wall, Canton, Celon, Calcutta, Delhi, Bombay, Cairo, Florence, Paris, London and then back to Boston.
    TB27868  $125.00



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    Cutts, James Madison:  The Conquest Of California And New Mexico By The Forces Of The United States In The Years 1846 & 1847.  Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1847. First Edition. An ex-library copy in good condition in 1/2 leather and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine. A 16mo of 6 7/8 by 4 3/16 with both boards present, but the front board is loose and the rear joint and hinge are split but held in place by the sewing cords, the leather on both boards is scuffed, there is a library book plate on the front paste down, a library pocket and date slip on the rear paste down and last free end page, a library stamp on the engraved title page, a library by-law statement on the page opposite the printed title page, and library call number written in pencil on the copyright page, and, lastly a library stamp on the lower margin of page 7. At some point in its life this copy was trimmed on its fore edge such that the lines of print have cut off the final few letters on the fore edges of the first four pages and left precious little of the fore margins throughout the remainder of the text. 264 pages of text and illustrated with two engraved title pages showing the portraits of Brigadier General Kearny and J. C. Fremont.and one map and four plans. A title which Wright Howes considers "quite scarce". (Howes, C-989: Graff, 965; Rader, 1016; Sabin, 18208; Cowan, p.154; Streeter, Vol. I, 416)
    TB31897  $350.00




  • [D. H. Hurd]:  East Part of City of New Haven (Fairhaven), [Connecticut]. [Removed From the D. H. Hurd Atlas of New Haven County, Connecticut].  Boston: D. H. Hurd, Circa 1893. . A one page map in near fine condition measuring approximately 28 by 17 3/4 inches (border to border) being page 75 removed from the original D. H. Hurd Atlas of New Haven County of 1893. The main part of the map showing the 11th, 12th and 14th Wards and Fairhaven East is drawn to a scale of 750 feet to the inch. Two insets are shown on the right side of the map showing East Rock Park and the town of Oxford, Connecticut. Overall this is a hand colored map showing the location of major streets and waterways within the East part of New Haven. This map is in perfect condition with no tears, chips or major creasing.
    TB22982  $40.00



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    [Dallas, Alexander J.]:  An Exposition Of The Causes And Character Of The Late War Between The United States And Great-Britain.  Middlebury, Vermont: William Slade, Jun., 1815. First Edition. Very good in early light brown leather (calf) covered boards with a more recently applied cloth back strip to the spine. The pages of the text block are rough cut and uniformly tanned with age. 59 pages of text. This title, although written without attribution, recognizes its authorship on the copyright page as Alexander J. Dallas. Dallas was the U.S. secretary of the treasury under James Madison. During his tenure as treasury secretary he realized that the War of 1812 was going to bankrupt the country so he took definitive steps to save the country financially by advocating the end of the war and recommending an increase of taxes. Considered "mildly scarce" by Howes. (Howes, D-25; only the Boston printing noted by Sabin, 18130)
    TB26698  $200.00



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    Davis, Geroge:  A Historical Sketch Of Sturbridge And Southbridge.  West Brookfield, Mass.: Self-Published, 1856. First Edition, First printing. Fine in a recent 1/2 brown leather binding with dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt on green title block on the spine and decorative rules with marbled end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 5 1/2". The contents are generally clean with the exception of the title page and the last page of text which are both well worn and creased. The first page of the introduction is stamped "Forbes Library | Northampton, Mass." with a small "withdrawn" stamp in red on the first page of the text. 233 pages of text. Laid-in at the rear of the book are two extra spine labels. (Sabin, 18820; Mass: A Bibliography, 2730)
    TB24247  $200.00



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    Davis, Matthew L.:  Memoirs Of Aaron Burr With Miscellaneous Selections From His Correspondence.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836. First Edition. Both volumes of this two volume, complete set are in very good condition in their original, light brown cloth covered boards with printed, paper labels on the spines. Both are octavos of 8 5/8 by 5 3/8 inches with the cloth backstrips very slightly faded, an early prior owner's name is on the front paste down of volume I and the cloth at the heels of the spines is heavily worn with several short closed tears. The lower half of the paper title on the spine for volume II is badly chipped. Volume I contains 436 pages and is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Burr from an engraving and a facsimile of a lette: "Gen. Mongomery's Answer to James Duane" Volume II contains 449 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Burr's wife, Theodosia.from an engraving. (Howes, D-126; Sabin, 18864)
    TB32883  $175.00



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    Davis, Charles Henry Stanley:  History of Wallingford, Conn. from It's Settlement in 1670 to the Present Time, Including Meriden, Which Was One of the Parishes until 1806 and Cheshire, Which Was Incorporated in 1780.  Meriden, Conn.: Self Published, 1870. First Edition. Very good+ in its original dark brown cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/8 by 5 1/2 inches with small closed tears to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. The hinges and joints remain tight and strong with no damage to the text block. 953 pages including two indexes and three pages of errata. Illustrated with a portrait of the author and numerous illustrations from wood engravings, steel plates and lithographs.
    TB31839  $70.00



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    [Davy, Humphrey]:  Salmonia: Or, Days of Fly Fishing. In a Series of Conversations With Some Account OF The Habits Of Fishes Belonging To The Genus Almo..  London: John Murray, 1829. Second Edition. Very good+ in full dark green contemporary leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text in one compartment and gilt designs in the other four with the date "1829" at the heel of the spine. The boards are decorated with a unique rolled grain appearance with gilt borders. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2 by 4 inches with marbled edges to the text block and matching marbled end sheets. Both joints are worn, but holding due to reinforced cloth hinges. 335 pages of text illustrated with 6 engraved steel plates and numerous engravings within the text to include 3 pages of eleven insects with their imitations on hooks. (Thacher, p.142)
    TB28495  $200.00



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    De Forest, John W.:  History Of The Indians Of Connecticut From The Earliest Known Period to 1850..  Hartford: Wm. Jas. Hamersley, 1851. First Edition. Very good in original brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt boxes on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 inches with the cloth over the joints fractured, but the binding remains tight and strong as the hinges are tight. The cloth at the edges of the boards is worn and worn through at the tips of the boards. An early prior owner's name appears on the second free end page and a more recent prior owner stamped his name on the front paste down. There is a faint, but broad dampness stain from the first free end page to page XXVI just before the first page of text. The text block is quite clean and fresh with few signs of foxing and any age toning only appearing in the appendix (the last 10 pages of the book). 509 pages including an index, appendix and text. Illustrated with a fold-out frontispiece map of the State of Connecticut, 6 engraved plates and 4 vignettes. Published with the sanction and support of the Connecticut Historical Society. This title is referred to by Howes as being the "Best account of these tribes." (Howes, D216; Sabin, 19292; Armstrong/ Conn. A Bibliography of Its History, 573)
    TB31498  $150.00



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    Delafield, John, Jr.:  An Inquiry Into The Origin Of the Antiquities Of America With an Appendix, containing Notes, and A View Of The Causes of The Superiority Of The Men Of The Northern Over Those of The Southern Hemisphere by James Lakey, M.D..  New York: J. C. Colt, 1839. First Edition, First printing. Good in the publisher's original dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and a decoration on the front board. The edges of the text block are gilt. A quarto measuring 11 1/4" by 9 1/2" with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn through, as is the same at the tips of the boards. The end sheets are soiled from materials having been laid in and the pages at the beginning and end of the text block show ample foxing. The lower corner of the rear half of the text block shows a dampness stain which is restricted to the lower margins. 142 pagesof text including the lengthy appendix by Lakey. Illustrated with ten plates, five of which are hand colored. The seldom seen folding frontispiece is missing. Considered "mildly scarce" by Howes. (Howes, D226)
    TB24552  $250.00




  • Demmin, Auguste:  An Illustrated History of Arms and Armour From the Earliest Period to the Present Time.  London: George Bell & Sons, 1877. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in a recently rebound tan cloth binding over boards with a brown leather spine label with gilt text. The text block has been recently sewn to replace the original double stapled binding. The pages of the text block are very slightly tanned at the edges and exhibit quite a few notations, check marks and numbers in the margins of the pages in pencil. A small 12mo measuring 7 3/8" tall by 5" deep overall containing 595 pages including an index which is followed by a number of pages of advertisements from the publisher. This volume is illustrated with over 2,000 sketches providing the reader with some of the most bizarre looking early weapons and contraptions employed in war.
    TB19039  $175.00



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    Dickens, Charles:  A Tale Of Two Cities.  London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. First Edition, First Issue. Professionally re-backed preserving much of the original back strip and the blind embossed, red cloth covered boards with new end sheets. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches. Overall in very good plus condition with slight foxing to the engraved title pages. Page 243/244 has a 1 1/2" closed tear at the lower edge which has been repaired. The plate facing page 72 has been professionally reattached; however, its extreme lower edge is soiled. The top edge of the text block is soiled. 254 pages of text followed by the publisher's Catalogue of Books 32 pages dated November, 1859. With 14 plates and the frontispiece and the vignette titlepage by H. K. Browne ['Phiz']. The list of plates shows the signature letter "b", the page number error on 213 is present as is the misspelling of "affectionately" on page 134, line 12, all of which evidence this copy as a first issue. (Eckel p.86, Podeschi, A143; Smith 13)
    TB29375  $5000.00



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    Dickens, Charles:  Master Humphrey's Clock.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1840 and 1841. First Editions. This complete set of three volumes are all in very good+ conditions and bound in their original, ribbed, brown cloth, blind stamped bindings with gilt text and elaborate gilt designs on the spine and with a gilt decorations on each of the front boards in the form of clocks with the hands on each volume pointing to the appropriate volume number. Each volume is a small quarto of 10 1/8 by 6 1/2 inches with light rubbing to the cloth and the heads and heels of the spines and with the cloth worn through on the tips of the boards. Volume II has a small 1/8 by a 1 inch long chip to the cloth at the rear edge of the spine in the title block which barely impacts on the gilt title. The title pages for each volume show a small, oval 1.5 inch wide auctioneer's stamp to the right of the author's name. Save for a few printer's ink stains in the margins and minor foxing to the preliminaries the contents are quite clean and free of much tanning or foxing. The hinges and joints remain tight and storng. None of the three volumes are in dust jackets and presumably as issued. Volume I contains 306 pages of text and is illustrated with a frontispiece and vignettes throughout from wood engravings by George Cattermiole and Hablot Browne ("Phiz"). Volume II is dated 1841 as called for and contains 306 pages and is illustrated as above. Volume III is also dated 1841 and contains 426 pages and is illustrated as above. (Smith: Charles Dickesn in the Original Cloth, 6; Gimbel/Podeschi, A51; Eckel p.69)
    TB32243  $1000.00



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    Dickens, Charles:  The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1844. First Edition in book form. Very good+ in elaborate full leather (calf) covered boards with gilt borders on the front and rear boards, five raised bands on the spine with red morocco, title labels with gilt text in two of the compartments with gilt tool work in the others. The end sheets are marbled with gilt inner dentelles that have offset to the edges of the first and last free end pages. The top edge of the text block is gilt. The binding is by Ramage of London as can be seen by that firm's gilt embossed line on the front paste down just above the dentelle. There is a small prior owner's book plate on the front pastedown, the same name with an address is stamped on the first free end page and the name appears again in ink on the second free end page. While the hinges are tight and sound the joints are rubbed; and have startied. An octavo measuring 8 3/16" tall by 5 1/4" containing 624 pages of text. Illustrated with 40 engraved plates by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). This is a mixed state first edition with the transposed pound sign on the sign-post on the vignette title page; but, with the second issue, fourteen-line errata page. (Gimbel/Podeschi, A72; Smith, 65-67; Eckel, p83)
    TB22114  $675.00



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    Dickens, Charles:  Dealings With The Firm of Dombey and Son Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First Edition in book form. Very near fine in in a late 19th century binding of 3/4 pebbled, black leather covered boards over marbled paper with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments, marbled end pages and the top edge of the text block is gilt. There is a minor area of 1/2" by 1/8" at the upper edge of the spine area where the leather is rubbed and the paper edge at the lower edges of the boards is rubbed through in one small area. The hinges are tight and strong. An octavo measuring 8 9/16" tall by 5 1/2" deep containing 624 pages. Tipped-in at the second free end page (and before the fly title page) is the front wrapper from #3 of the original part. Illustrated with 38 engraved plates and a frontispiece by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). An eight line errata page follows the list of illustrations. The word "Captain” is spelled correctly on the last line of page 324. (Eckel, p74)
    TB20035  $600.00



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    Dickens, Charles:  Life And Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.  Philadlphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841. . Very good+ in gray-green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/2" with tanning to the cloth on the spine and around the edges of the boards with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and with the last three pages of the text showing a faint water mark at the upper margins with no impact on the illustrations. Without a dust jacket. Unpaginated. The volume is a collection of the illustrated plates by "Phiz" collected from Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and redrawn by Yeager. 39 engraved plates (separated with tissue guards) including the frontispiece portrait of Dickens of 40 listed in the contents. Printed by T. K. and P. G. Collins and stereotyped by J. Fagan. (Gimbel, A43
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    Dodd, Stephen:  The East-Haven Register In Three Parts.  New Haven: A. H. Maltby & Co., 1824. First Edition, First printing. Fair to good in full leather covered boards with the front joint broken but the front joint and text block reasonably strong and in place. The majority of the text block shows dampness staining across the upper 2/3rds of most of the pages yet the printing on each page remains easily read. There are two early prior owner's names in ink on the first free end page. A 12mo measuring 7 1/8" tall by 4 1/8" deep containing 200 pages of text. The information contained in the parts of the book include: Part I. Containing a history of the town of East-Haven, from its first settlement in 1644, the year 1800. Also, an account of its boundaries, iron-works and mills, division of lands, controversies with New-Haven, and Branford, town charters, ecclesiastisal affairs, schools, population and taxes, losses by war, natural history and curiosities, roads and public lands. Part II. Containing an account of the names, marriages, and births, of the families which first settled , or which have resided in East-Haven, form its settlement in 1644, to the year 1800. Part III. Containing an account of the deaths in the families names in the second part, from the year 1647 to the end of the year 1823. Considered by Howes to be "mildly scarce" and Sabin calls it "An extremely rare local history." (Howes D-387; Sabin 20485; Armstrong: Connecticut A Bibliography of its History; 3321)
    TB22311  $200.00



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    Downie, Major William:  Hunting For Gold Reminisences Of Personal Experience And Research In The Early Days Of The Pacific Coast From Alaska To Panama.  San Francisco: The California Publishing Co., 1893. . Good+ in its original 1/2 black, pebbled leather and black cloth covered boards with gilt text and blind stamping on the spine and gilt text on the front board. An octavo o 8 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches with the leather at the head and heel of the spine chipped in several areas down to the edge of the text block and the leather rubbed and worn through over the tips of the boards. The hinges and joints are tight, strong and show no signs of weakness. The contents are clean and save for a few pages are generally free of foxing and tanning. 407 pages which includes tables of contents at the rear of the book. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and with engravings and reproductions of photographs throughout. A native of Scotland, the author heard about the discovery of gold in California while in Buffalo, He shipped around Cape Horn and arrived in San Francisco on June 27th 1849 and subsequently worked mines around the Sacramento area. He discovered gold on the Yuba River at a place now named Downieville. He continued to hunt for gold in Canada, Alaska and Panama. (Kurutz, 203) Howe's in U.S. Iania states of this title: "Unassuming but valuable reminiscences of an inveterate miner and pioneer." Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". (Howes, D-448, Cowan, p179)
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    Drayton, Daniel:  Personal Memoir Of Daniel Drayton, For Four Years and Four Months A Prisoner (For Charity's Sake) In Washington Jail Including A Narrative Of the Voyage An Capture Of The Schooner Pearl.  Boston and New York: Bela Marsh and American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1855. Early Reprint. Very good in its original dark brown, blind stamped cloth covered boards with gilt text on the front board. A 12mo of 7 3/16 by 4 5/8 inches which once suffered a narrow 1 1/2" long chip to the cloth at the lower front corner of the spine. That chip has been professionally repaired greatly improving the appearance of this copy. The first free end page is missing and preliminaries and end sheets show marks of foxing. Only page 46 and 47 show spots of foxing, otherwise the contents are clean. 122 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author. Despite the copyright date of 1853, this is a first edition of the title. (Dumond: A Bibliography Of Antislavery in America, p.48; Sabin, 20912)
    TB30594  $200.00



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    Dring, Captain Thomas, and Henry B. Dawson:  Recollections Of The Jersey Prison-Ship From the Original Manuscript of Captain Thomas Dring, One Of The Prinsoners.  Orrisania, NY: Self-Published, 1865. Third Edition, Presentation Edition. Very near fine in 3/4 green morocco leather with five decorated, raised bands on the spine with gilt tool work and gilt text in the compartments and gilt rules at the edges of the leather near the green cloth covered boards. A quarto of 11 by 7 1/2 inches with the top edge of the text block gilt and with marbled end sheets. The leather over the spine has faded to a fine light brown color, the tips of the boards are lightly worn and the leather at the upper one inch of the boards near the spine is also very slightly faded owing to its height above octavo volumes shelved near it. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. This copy is a special presentation copy issued to John Ward Deane on Feb.22nd, 1866 and warmly inscribed and signed by the editor, Henry B. Dawson on the dedication page. It is also signed on the copyright page by Dawson and this copy identified as copy "K" of only 50 quarto copies printed, signed and numbered. 201 pages of text including a 72 page appendix followed by four blank pages, a full page image of the prison ship Jersey from an engraving, followed by a lengthy article of five pages from the New York Weekly Times dated Feb. 22, 1855 in facsimile titled: The Dungeons Of The Revolution. Reading this article one gets a deeply disturbing picture of the unsanitary,dreary and deadly conditions on board the prison ships in and around the New York harbor.
    TB32656  $750.00



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    Dwight, Rev. E. W.:  Memoir Of Henry Obookiah, A Native Of The Sandwich Islands.  New York: American Tract Society, n.d. circa 1830. Revised Edition. Very good+ in elaborately blind stamped dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. The first free end page shows a hand written note: "Limerick Bap. S. S. Library | No. 109", perhaps denoting a Sunday School Library rather than a public library where circulation was much heavier. A 24mo of 5 7/8 by 3 3/4 inches with very faint foxing to the edges of the text block, two minor stains to the rear board and occasional light foxing to the lower margins of the pages due to handling. 124 pages. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Henry Obookiah. First published in New Haven, Conn. in 1819. A very tight and clean copy with no weakness to the joints or hinges. (Sabin, 56429)
    TB31071  $100.00



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    [Dwight, Edwin Welles]:  Memoirs of Henry Obookiah, A Native of Owhyhee, and a Member of the Foreign Mission School; Who Died at Cornwall, Conn. Feb. 17, 1818 Aged 26 Years.  Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union, 1830. Revised Edition. Good in 1/4 brown leather and marbled paper covered boards with the remnants of gilt text on the spine. A 24mo of 5 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches with wear to the leather over the spine and heavy wear to the tips of the boards. The final blank page has been torn out and page 125/126 has its lower half missing and page 23/24 has the lower 2 inches torn away. Foxing marks appear throughout the text and the front paste down bears the statement " S. S. Lib. No.39 | 1831". 126 pages of text.
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    Elder, William:  Biography of Elisha Kent Kane.  Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1858 c1857. First Edition. Very good in blind stamped, black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 8 5/8 by 5 1/2 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn down to the edges of the text block, the cloth over the tips of the boards is worn through and there is an early prior owner's book plate fixed to the front past down. The binding remains tight and strong with no weakness to the hinges or joints. Without a dust jacket. 416 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Kane, an engraved title page and four engravings each protected with a tissue guard. The publisher's ads of two pages appear immediately after the first free end page and two additional pages of ads appear at the end of the the text. (Sabin 22094)
    TB30337  $50.00



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    Elizabeth, Charlotte:  Judah's Lion.  New York: M. W. Dodd, 1847. Ninth Edition. Good in its original blue-green, decorated cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt designs on the spine and elaborated, blind embossing to the boards. A 16mo of 6 1/16 by 3 3/4 inches with a pronounced lean to the spine, several short closed tears to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, three small and shallow chips from the cloth at the heel of the spine, the cloth is worn through at the tips of the boards, and an early ("1848") prior owner's name and date on the first free end page. The hinges and joints are tight, the text block is tight, there are no loose pages, some pages suffer from age tanning and occasional spots of foxing. The end pages show foxing and particularly the rear end sheets. 406 pages of text followed by 18 pages of ads by the publisher. Illustrated with an engraved title page. The author, Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna (1790-1846), was British publishing books under "Charlotte Elizabeth". This title was first published in book form in 1843, but was preceded by a serialized version which appeared in The Christian Lady's Magazine. (Wandering Jude blog) It is considered to be one of the earliest novels of Jewish conversion to Christianity.
    TB31588  $200.00



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    Emory, William H.:  Report On The United States And Mexican Boundary Survey, Made Under The Direction Of The Secretary Of The Interior Volume I, Parts 1 and 2.  Washington, DC: U. S. House of Representatives, 1857. First Edition. Volume I of a two volume publication is rebound in a modern 1/4 dark brown calf and patterned cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and new end sheets. A quarto of 11 1/4 by 9 inches in fine condition. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. Part I contains 258 pages followed by a one page map. Part 2 contains 174 pages followed by 21 plates. Considered by Howes in his bibliography U.S.Iana, as "quite scarce". (Howes, E-146)
    TB32456  $850.00



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    Ephemera [Fitzfgibbon, Edward] with assistance from Andrew Young:  The Book Of The Salmon: In Two Parts.  London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1850. First Edition. Very good- in 3/4 green leather (calf) and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with printer's devices in four of the compartments and the two remaining compartments are missing the gilt title labels. The end sheets match the marbled paper on the boards. A 16mo measuring 6 3/4 by 4 1/8 inches with a 3/4 inch closed tear to the leather at the upper edge of the front joint, much of the printer's devices on the spine have been lost and the leather on the spine has darkened considerably from its original light green color. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. 242 pages of text illustrated with a hand-colored frontispiece and eight plates, seven of which are of hand-colored of salmon-flies and salmon-fry. This title consists of two parts. Part I contains: "The theory, principles, and practice of fly-fishing for salmon; with lists of salmon-flies for every good river in the empire." Part II contains: "The natural history of the salmon, all its known habits described, and the best way of artificially breeding it explained." In an elegant binding by J. Larkins.
    TB28825  $650.00



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    Everett, Chairman, A. H.:  Memorial of the New York Convention, to the Congress of The United States Presented March 26, 1832, and referred to the Committee on Manufactures.  Baltimore: Permanent Committee of the New York Convention, 1832. . A 40 page, uncut, brochure with the fore edge heavily worn and with chips to the lower fore corners which does not impact on the text.
    TB19183  $15.00



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    Evermann, Barton W.:  A Reconnaissance Of The Streams And Lakes of Western Montana And Northwestern Wyoming.  n.p. [Washington, DC]: U. S. Fish Commission - Government Printing Office, 1892. First Edition. Fine in a more recent library binding of dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 10 by 6 7/8 inches. Without a dust jacket. 60 pages of text followed by 21 plates from photographs and maps. Illustrated with a frontispiece (Plate 1), five plates from maps in the text and the aforesaid plates including two large fold-out maps, one of Western Montana and the second of Yellowstone National Park (Plates 26 and 27) both of which are in find condition.
    TB29923  $150.00



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    [F. W. Beers]:  Village of Guilford, [Connecticut]. [Removed From the Beers Atlas of New Haven County, Connecticut].  New York: F. W. Beers, A. D. Ellis & G. G. Soule, 1868. . A framed and matted, one page, original, hand colored map in very good+ condition measuring approximately 14 3/4 by 11 3/4 inches (border to border) being page 25 removed from the original Beers' Atlas of New Haven County of 1868. This map is drawn to a scale of 30 rods to the inch the village of Guilford to the east of the Menuncatuck or West River. A business directory for Guilford listing attorneys, physicians, public houses and other miscellaneous trades and occupations. The upper quarter and right margin of the map does show slight foxing. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing property lines and the relative size and placement of homes and buildings each identified with the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, streams, lakes and rivers are shown. This map is matted under glass and framed. The map is a perfect genealogical resource for local history. Shipping costs for this map would be expensive so it is advisable that the map be picked-up at this location in southeastern Connecticut.
    TB30192  $150.00




  • [F. W. Beers]:  Center Brook Town of Essex, [Connecticut]. [Removed From the Beers Atlas of Middlesex County, Connecticut].  New York: F. W. Beers, A. D. Ellis & G. G. Soule, Circa 1874. . A one page map in near fine condition measuring approximately 14 by 22 3/4 inches (border to border) being pages 118 and 119 removed from the original Beers' Atlas of Middlesex County of 1874. The map is divided in two horizontally to show the West Part of Centre Brook on top and the east part of Centre Brook at the bottom. A highly detailed, hand colored map showing the placement and relative size and shape of buildings in Chester with each property identified with its borders and the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, railroad lines, town borders, streams and rivers are shown. The map is drawn to a scale of 20 rods to the inch. There is a light crease down the middle of the map (from where it was bound-in to the atlas). This map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB22975  $75.00




  • [F. W. Beers]:  Norwalk and South Norwalk, [Connecticut]. [Removed From the Beers Atlas of Fairfield County, Connecticut].  New York: F. W. Beers, A. D. Ellis & G. G. Soule, Circa 1867. . A one page map in very good condition measuring approximately 20 by 27 1/2 inches (border to border) being page 26 removed from the original Beers' Atlas of Fairfiled County of 1867. Business advertising directories appear for both Norwalk and South Norwalk A highly detailed, hand colored map showing the placement and relative size and shape of buildings in Norwalk and in South Norwalk with each property identified with its borders and the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, railroad lines, town borders, streams and rivers are shown. The map is drawn to a scale of 20 rods to the inch. There is a light creases down the middle (both vertically and horizontally) of the map (from where it was bound-in to the atlas) and creasing to the left margin. This map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB22978  $75.00




  • [F. W. Beers]:  Fair Haven, [Connecticut]. [Removed From the Beers Atlas of New Haven County, Connecticut].  New York: F. W. Beers, A. D. Ellis & G. G. Soule, 1868. . A one page map in near fine condition measuring approximately 24 3/4 by 21 1/4 inches (border to border) being page 20 removed from the original Beers' Atlas of New Haven County of 1868. The main part of the map is drawn to a scale of 400 feet to the inch showing the town of Fair Haven on both sides of the Quinnipiack River. A business directory for Fair Haven also appears in the lower right corner of the map listing attorneys, physicians, boarding, merchants, livery stables, ship builders, miscellaneous and oyster dealers. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing the placement and relative size and shape of buildings in Fair Haven with each property identified with its borders and the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, railroad lines, town borders, streams and rivers are shown. This map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB22981  $75.00




  • [F. W. Beers]:  Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut [Removed From the Beers Atlas of Fairfield County, of 1867].  New York: F. W. Beers, A. D. Ellis & G. G. Soule, 1867. . A one page map in very good+ condition (with two 2 inch closed tears to the margin) measuring approximately 20 by 25 inches (border to border) being page 23 removed from the original Beers' Atlas of Fairfield County of 1867. The map is drawn to a scale of 30 rods to the inch showing the city of Stamford on both sides of the Mill River. A business advertising directory for Stamford also appears in the upper corner of the map with merchant names around the borders of the map. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing the placement and relative size and of shape of buildings in Stamford with each property identified with its borders and the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, railroad lines, town borders, streams and rivers are shown. This original, hand-colored map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB23897  $75.00




  • [F. W. Beers]:  Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut [Removed From the Beers Atlas of Fairfield County, of 1867].  New York: F. W. Beers, A. D. Ellis & G. G. Soule, 1867. . A large, one page map in very good+ condition measuring approximately 29 1/2 by 40 inches (border to border) being page 31B removed from the original Beers' Atlas of Fairfield County of 1867. The map is drawn to a scale of 25 rods to the inch showing the city of Bridgeport on both sides of the Pequonnock River. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing the placement and relative size and shape of buildings in Bridgeport with each property identified with its borders and the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, railroad lines, town borders, streams and rivers are shown. This original, hand-colored map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB23898  $75.00




  • [F. W. Beers]:  East Haven, [Connecticut]. [Removed From the Beers Atlas of New Haven County, Connecticut].  New York: F. W. Beers, A. D. Ellis & G. G. Soule, 1868. . A one page map in near fine condition measuring approximately 12 by 15 inchese (border to border) being page 18 removed from the original Beers' Atlas of New Haven County of 1868. The main part of the map is drawn to a scale of 2 inches to the mile showing the districts of New Haven to include Fair Haven, West District, North District, East District and South District. There is an inset to the right of Saltonstall Lake showing the downtown area of East Haven in a larger; but un-noted, scale. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing the placement and relative size and shape of buildings in downtown East Haven with each property identified with its borders and the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, railroad lines, town borders, streams and rivers are shown. There is light chipping around the margins outside of the decorative borders. This map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB22980  $50.00




  • [F. W. Beers]:  Griswold, New London County [Removed From the Beers Atlas of New London County, Connecticut].  New York: F. W. Beers, A. D. Ellis & G. G. Soule, Circa 1868. . A one page map in near fine condition measuring approximately 12 by 15 inches (border to border) being page 11 removed from the original Beers' Atlas of New London County of 1868. The map is drawn to a scale of 1 1/3 inches to the mile showing the fourteen districts of the town of Griswold to include Jewett City, Doaneville, Glasko, Clayville, Pachaug and Hopeville. The Quinebaug River is shown on the western extreme of the town. Insets are shown which provide more detail for the centers of Hopeville, Glasko and Doaneville. A business directory for Griswold also appears in the lower center of the map listing banks, churches, stationery stores, a manufacturer of steel spectacles, a cotton mill, physician and dealer in drugs and medicines, a butcher, grocery and provision dealer, saloons, the Hopeville mills, and a tailor. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing the placement and relative size and shape of buildings in Griswold with each property identified with the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, railroad lines, town borders, streams and rivers are shown. This original, hand-colored map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB23893  $50.00



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    [F. W. Beers]:  Village of Branford and Branford Point, [Connecticut]. [Removed From the Beers Atlas of New Haven County, Connecticut].  New York: F. W. Beers, A. D. Ellis & G. G. Soule, 1868. . A one page, original, color map in near fine condition measuring approximately 14 3/4 by 11 3/4 inches (border to border) being page 22 removed from the original Beers' Atlas of New Haven County of 1868. The main part of the map is drawn 30 rods to the inch showing the downtown area of Branford along Main Street and north of the Branford River. An inset shows the vicinity of Branford Point which is drawn to a scale of 45 rods to the inch with all buildings therein identified. A business directory for Branford also appears on the right side of the map listing attorneys, physicians, clergymen, hotels, manufacturers, merchants, carpenters and joiners and other miscellaneous trades and occupations. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing property lines and the relative size and placement of homes and buildings each identified with the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, railroads, streams and rivers are shown. This map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB26043  $50.00



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    [F. W. Beers]:  Villages of Southbury, South Britain, Southford and Yalesville, [Connecticut]. [Removed From the Beers Atlas of New Haven County, Connecticut].  New York: F. W. Beers, A. D. Ellis & G. G. Soule, 1868. . A one page, original, hand colored map in near fine condition measuring approximately 14 3/4 by 11 3/4 inches (border to border) being page 53 removed from the original Beers' Atlas of New Haven County of 1868. This map is divided into four insets for each of the villages listed above. Each is drawn to a different scale ranging from 75 t0 40 rods to the inch. An inset shows the vicinity of Branford Point which is drawn to a scale of 45 rods to the inch with all buildings therein identified. A business directory for the villages of South Britain, Southbury and Southford listing grocers, physicians, clergymen, manufacturers, merchants, carpenters and joiners and other trades and ocupations. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing property lines and the relative size and placement of homes and buildings each identified with the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, streams, lakes and rivers are shown. This map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB26044  $50.00



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    [F. W. Beers]:  Village of Seymour, [Connecticut]. [Removed From the Beers Atlas of New Haven County, Connecticut].  New York: F. W. Beers, A. D. Ellis & G. G. Soule, 1868. . A one page, original, hand colored map in near fine condition measuring approximately 14 3/4 by 11 3/4 inches (border to border) being page 39 removed from the original Beers' Atlas of New Haven County of 1868. The main part of the map is drawn 30 rods to the inch showing the downtown area of Seymour on the east and west sides of the Naugatuck River. A business directory for business directory appears on the left side of the map listing attorneys, manufacturers, merchants, feed stores, meat markets, saloons and other miscellaneous trades and ocupations. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing property lines and the relative size and placement of homes and buildings each identified with the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, streams, lakes and rivers are shown. This map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB26045  $50.00



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    [F. W. Beers]:  Wolcott and Village of Waterville, [Connecticut]. [Removed From the Beers Atlas of New Haven County, Connecticut].  New York: F. W. Beers, A. D. Ellis & G. G. Soule, 1868. . A one page, original, hand colored map in near fine condition measuring approximately 14 3/4 by 11 3/4 inches (border to border) being page 39 removed from the original Beers' Atlas of New Haven County of 1868. The main part of the map is drawn to a scale of 2 inches to the mile showing the town of Wolcott and its districts. An inset shows the village of Waterville which is drawn to a scale of 30 rods to the inch with all buildings therein identified. A business directory for Waterville also appears within this inset listing manufacturers, a knitting and soap company. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing property lines and the relative size and placement of homes and buildings each identified with the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, streams, lakes and rivers are shown. This map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB26046  $50.00



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    [F. W. Beers]:  Old Lyme, New London County [Removed From the Beers Atlas of New London County, Connecticut].  New York: F. W. Beers, A. D. Ellis & G. G. Soule, Circa 1868. . A one page, original map in very good condition measuring approximately 12 by 15 inches (border to border) being page 23 removed from the original Beers' Atlas of New London County of 1868. The map is drawn to a scale of 2 inches to the mile showing the eight districts of the town of Old Lyme to include Black Hall, South Lyme P. O., Old Lyme P. O., Mill Creek, Laysville, Four Mile River, Joint and Neck Districts. The Connecticut River is shown on the western limit of the map with the Lieutenant's River, Black Hall, Duck and Four Mile River bisecting the town. Insets are shown which provide more detail for the centers of Uncasville and Montville which are both drawn at 15 rods to the inch and are detailed enough to shown property lines as well as owner's names. This map has been attached to a cardboard backer and with much of its original margins trimmed. It is slightly soiled. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing the general location of buildings and homes in Old Lyme with owners and or occupants identified. Roads, paths, railroad lines, town borders, streams and rivers are shown. This reproduced map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB30193  $50.00




  • [F. W. Beers]:  West Haven Town of Orange, [Connecticut]. [Removed From the Beers Atlas of New Haven County, Connecticut].  New York: F. W. Beers, A. D. Ellis & G. G. Soule, 1868. . A one page map in good condition measuring approximately 14 1/2 by 22 inches (border to border) being page 10 removed from the original Beers' Atlas of New Haven County of 1868. A business advertising directory appears for West Haven and a small inset of Orange on a scale of 40 rods to the inch. A highly detailed, hand colored map showing the placement and relative size and shape of buildings in West Haven with each property identified with its borders and the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, railroad lines, town borders, streams and rivers are shown. The map is drawn to a scale of 500 feet to the inch. There is a separation across the middle of the map (from where it was bound-in to the atlas) with several 1/3" deep chips as we, as well as heavy chipping around the margins outside of the decorative borders. This map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB22979  $40.00



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    [F. W. Beers]:  Ansonia Town of Derby, New Haven County [Removed From the Beers Atlas of New Haven County, Connecticut].  New York: F. W. Beers, A. D. Ellis & G. G. Soule, 1868. . A one page map in good condition measuring approximately 23 by 15 inches (border to border) being page 32 removed from the original Beers' Atlas of New Haven County of 1868. The map is drawn to a scale of 24 rods to the inch showing the town of Ansonia and West Ansonia on both sides of the Naugatuck River. The map has sustained a number of closed tears which have been repaired on its verso side with archival tape and shows a number of chips around the outside margins of the map and small colored areas of the map have had to be touched-up. A business directory for Ansonia also appears in the lower quarter of the map listing attorneys, physicians, boarding, saloons, merchants, livery stables, builders, furniture dealers, harness makers and blacksmiths. Overall this is a highly detailed, hand colored map showing the placement and relative size and shape of buildings in Ansonia with each property identified with its borders and the names of the owner or business in residence. Roads, paths, railroad lines, town borders, streams and rivers are shown. This original, hand-colored map makes a fine decorative item when matted and framed; as well as being a perfect genealogical resource for local history.
    TB23875  $40.00



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    Fawcett, Edgar:  A Romance of Old New York.  Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1897. First Edition. Very good+ in its original light yellow cloth covered boards with green text on the spine and green text with gilt decorations on the front board. A 16mo of 6 1/2 by 4 inches with tanning and light soiling to the cloth on the spine and light soiling to both boards. Pasted to the verso of the first free end page is a newspaper image of four columned Greek Revival home perhaps with a connection to this title. 204 pages of text.
    TB32184  $50.00



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    Fernow, Berthold:  The Ohio Valley In Colonial Days.  Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1890. First Edition, First printing. Good in the publisher's original, printed, pink paper covered boards which are well faded around the outside edges and worn on the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. 299 pages including an index. This volume is unread as all of the pages are uncut and un-opened. This is volume number 17 in Munsell's Historical Series. The author examines the historical struggle between the French, the English and the Native Americans to control the Ohio River Valley from its discovery in 1539 to the close of the French and Indian War. Mention is made of Simon Kenton and many other early settlers of the area. Considered by Wright Howes to be a "mildly scarce" title. (Howes F-92)
    TB20698  $125.00



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    Field, David D.:  Centennial Address, With Historical Sketches of Cromwell, Portland, Chatham, Middle-Haddam, Middletown and its Parishes.  Middletown: William B. Casey, 1853. First Editions. Good in its original, highly decorated black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and blind embossing to the boards. The lower 3 inches of the cloth spine back is missing and the cloth over both joints is worn away, yet the hinges are both tight. There are two early prior owner's names on the first free end page and the contents are foxed throughout. Without a dust jacket. A collection of addresses and letters made on the occasion of the second Centennial Anniversary of the . settlement of Middletown (Connecticut) taking place on November 13th, 1850. Topics covered include discussion of the Pequot War, settlement of the town, early settlers, first householders, ship building, character of settlers, raising troops and supplies, standing militia, Capture of Sag Harbor, War of 1812, the churches in the town and surrounding towns, etc. Chatham was the former name for the town of East Hampton. A 12mo measuring 7 3/8 by 4 3/4 inches containing 295 pages of text including a page of errata and illustrated with three steel plate engravings (Sabin, 24267; Connecticut A Bibliography, 2083)
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    Field, Henry M.:  History Of The Atlantic Telegraph.  New York: Charles Scribner & Co., 1866. First Edition. Very good in its original brick red, cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 4 3/4 inches with cloth on the spine heavily darkened and with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn and rubbed. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. The joints, hinges and binding are tight and strong. The contents are clean and free of foxing and tanning. 364 pages of text followed by a three page listing of other telegraphic companies which is followed by ads for other books by the publisher.
    TB30843  $75.00



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    Flint, Timothy:  Recollections Of The Last Ten Years, Passed In occasional Residences And Journeyings In The Valley Of The Mississippi From Pittsburg And The Missouri To The Gulf Of Mexioc, and From Florida To the Spanish Frontier.  Boston: Cummings, Hilliar, And Company, 1826. First Edition. Very good in its original paper covered boards with a printed paper label on the spine. A small quarto of 9 5/8 by 5 7/8 inches with rubbing and wear to the paper at the head and heel of the spine and minor small chipping from the paper title label. There is an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. Without a dust jacket. 395 pages of text. Timothy Flint (1780-1840) was a missionary and writer who traveled broadly throughout the US during his lifetime. The subject title deals with the author's descriptions of his years living in various locations in Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas and Lousiana, during the years 1815 to 1825 where he comments extensively on geography, topography, culture and conditions. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". Smith in his bibliography of Travels in the Old South states: "The Recollections of Timothy Flint form one of the more significant travel accounts of the early nineteenth century in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys." A very clean and handsome copy in its original binding. (Clark, Vol. 2, 26; Streeter, Vol 3, 1540; Howe, F 204; Sabin, 24794; Graff, 1359; Rader, 1420; BAL, 6113
    TB31025  $2300.00




  • Flint, Abel:  A System Of Geometry and Trigonometry Together With A Treatise on Surveying Likewise, Rectangular Surveying.  Hartford: Oliver D. Cooke, 1804. First Edition. Good+ in contemporary calf with faded gilt rules on the spine with rubbing to the leather around the edges of the boards. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5" with an early prior owner's name written on the second free end page and last free end page reading: "Uriel Fullers" of "Hampton Connecticut" Without a dust jacket. 168 pages of text and tables followed by four fold-out plates. Half of the first plate is missing and the others suffer from foxing, a high water mark, excess creasing and some closed tears. The hinges and joints remain tight and strong with no loose pages.
    TB26209  $165.00



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    Flint, Abel:  A System Of Geometry and Trigonometry Together With A Treatise on Surveying Also, the Principles of Rectangular Surveying.  Hartford: Cooke & Co., 1830. Sixth Edition. Good+ in contemporary calf with gilt rules on the spine with a black, gilt stamped title block on the spine. A small octavo of 8 by 4 5/8 inches with the leather at the head of the spine worn down to the edge of the text block, a 1" hole through the leather on the spine about 1" above the heel and rubbing around the edges of the boards. There is an interesting, large, early book plate on the front paste down and the same prior owner's name written in ink on the first free end page with the date +1831" Without a dust jacket. 112 pages of text followed by a 10 page discussion of logarithms, followed by 62 pages of logarithms of numbers, which is followed by 99 pages of "a traverse table showing the difference of latitude and departure". Minor foxing and tanning is found throughout. The hinges and joints remain tight and strong with no loose pages.
    TB30552  $45.00



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    Flint, Abel:  A System Of Geometry and Trigonometry Together With A Treatise on Surveying Likewise, Rectangular Surveying.  Hartford: Oliver D. Cooke, 1825. Fifth Edition. Very good+ in contemporary calf with bright gilt rules on the spine with a red leather title block with gilt text. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8 by 4 3/8 inches with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. The leather is rubbed around the edges of the boards. The contents are clean and free of foxing and tanning except for the preliminaries and the end sheets which show offsetting from the leather turn-ins. Without a dust jacket. 137 pages of text and tables. The hinges and joints remain tight and strong with no loose pages.
    TB31233  $45.00



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    Forbes, Lieut. Col. [James Grant]:  Report Of The Trial Of Brig. General William Hull;Commanding The North-Western Army Of The United States By A Court Martial Held At Albany On Monday, 3d January, 1814 And Succeeding Days.  New York: Eastburn, Kirk, and Co., 1814. First Edition. Good in its original 1/4 vellum and blue-green, paper covered boards with a printed, paper label on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/8 by 5 1/2 inches with the spine cracked down the middle allowing the text block to in two roughly equal pieces, the front board is loose as is the first free end page. The top edge of the title page is signed in ink by an early prior owner which appears to be "Wm. Montague". The record of the trial against the commander of American troops for surrendering Fort Detroit to the British and their native allies within the first two months of the War of 1812. 119 pages of text followed by an appendix of 29 pages of text. In his bibliography The War of 1812 An Annotated Bibliography by Dwight L. Smith, he states of this trial: "Hull was charged with treason, cowardice, neglect of duty, and unofficer-like conduct in the Detroit campaign in 1812. The court felt that Hull had not committed treason, but that it had no legal jurisdiction in such matters. On the other charges he was found guilty and sentenced to death. But the court recommended him to the mercy of the President of the United States." He was pardoned by President James Madison. (Smith, , 532;
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    Ford, Paul Leicester:  The Great K & A Robbery.  New York: Dodd Mead Company, 1897. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt and black text on the spine with red and black decorations on the front board with gilt text stamping with the top edge of the text block gilt. There is a prior owner's name on the first free end paper Without a dust jacket. A mystery by this bibliographer, historian and novelist. 200 pages of text with a frontispiece illustration. First edition first issue with the title page omitting the word "train" in the title and with the last line of page 164 reading "-talk in the presence of a lady!" This title first appeared in magazine form in August 1896 in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. A very handsome, clean and tight copy. (BAL 6213;
    TB19281  $50.00



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    Forster, John:  The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith.  London: Bradbury & Evans And Chapmane & Hall, 1848. First Edition. Very good+ in full, polished calf leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with a dark green leather title label and gilt tool work in the compartments with gilt borders around the edges of the beveled boards. The edges of the text block are marbled as are the end sheets together with gilt dentelles on the leather turn-ins. A thick octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 1/4 inches with both joints cracked, but the hinges are strong and tight. There is a dated (1862) gift inscription on the second free end page in ink. 704 pages of text including a section of notes and corrections at the rear. Illustrated throughout with vignettes from engravings.
    TB31024  $150.00



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    Foster, David:  The Scientific Angler, Being A General and Instructive Work on Artistic Angling.  New York: Orange Judd Company, 1883. First Edition. Very good+ in its original binding of green cloth over beveled boards with gilt text and gilt decorations on the spine and with gilt text and black image of a fishing pole and net on the front board. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 5 inches minor rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards and three scuff marks to the front board. The contents are clean, unmarked and free of foxing, tanning and any prior ownership marks. 247 pages followed by five pages of ads by the publisher. Illustrated with six plates from line drawings. Compiled by the author's sons and edited by William Harris, who was the editor of American Angler. This title was originally published in London in 1882. Bruns in his Angling Books of The Americas considers the first edition of this title to be "very scarce". (Thacher, p.185; Bruns,H-82 & p.160)
    TB32149  $200.00



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    Francis, John W.:  Old New York; or, Reminiscences of the Past Sixty Years.  New York: Charles Roe, 1858. First Edition if the Revised and Enlarged Edition. An ex-library copy in very good condition in the original light brown cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine with blind embossing on the spine and on the boards. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 4 3/4 inches with 1/4" deep chipping to the cloth at the head of the spine, light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the heel of the spine and the remnants of what was a book plate of some sort on the front paste down. The contents are marred with occasional spots of foxing. The only indication of this copy having been a library copy shows on page 13 where the stamp of "The Circulating Library of Savannah, GA." appears. 384 pages of text.
    TB30546  $50.00



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    Franklin (Franklin, Benjamin), Dr.:  The Way To Wealth.  Walpole, N.H.: Preston Merrifield, 1807. First Edition. Very good in light blue paper wraps over a sewn binding. A 24mo of 5 3/8 by 3 12 inches with an early prior owner's name on the front cover which is repeated on the verso of that cover. Insect predation is evident to the upper fore corner of the last two pages of text and the rear cover. Pages 27/28 has an "L" shaped portion just below the center missing measuring one inch at the spine to two inches at the fore edge. No other copies are available to create a facsimile to replace the missing text. Without a dust jacket, but this little copy is protected within a well made chimese and a 1/4 black leather and blue cloth covered slipcase with gilt text on its spine. 34 pages of text. The publisher of this title, Preston Merrifield, was a book publisher, binder and one of the earliest book sellers in this country as well as the Town Clerk for Windsor, Vermont. He moved from Massachusetts to Windsor in 1808 where he remained for the rest of his life passing in 1874 at 88 years old.
    TB32250  $240.00



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    Fremont, Captain J. [John] C. {Charles]:  Report Of The Exploring Expedition To The Rocky Mountains In The Year 1842 An To Oregon And North California In The Years 1843-'44.  Washington, DC: Senate Of The United States and printed by Gales and Seaton, 1845. First Edition. Very near fine in its original black, ribbed cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine and blind embossing on the front and rear boards. A small quarto of 9 by 5 3/4 inches with a prior owner's book plate on the first free end page and very light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with foxing to the first 20 pages of the text and the final 14 pages of the text. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 693 pages of text (with 17 unopened leaves). This volume includes the first report: An Exploration Of The Country Lying Between The Missouri River And The Rocky Mountains In The Line Of The Kansas And Great PLatte Rivers.(comprising pages 9 to 101). Illustrated with 2 one-page maps, 22 plates, and 3 fold-out maps including the large map at the rear of the book with the extraction ribbon still in place. This title is considered by Howes in his bibliography USIana, to be "quite scarce". Truly, one of the most important books of Western Americana as it provided a trail map for the great migration of miners of 1849 and settlers to follow. A splendid copy and one bearing the book plate of Louis E. Goodman, the Chief of the Federal Bench of San Francisco. (Howes, F-370; Graff, 1436; Sabin, 25845; Cowan, p223; Streeter, 3131)
    TB32309  $2250.00



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    Frost, Thomas:  The Old Showmen, And The Old London Fairs.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1874. First Edition. Very good- in its original, decorated, blue cloth covered boards with a gilt image and gilt text on the spine and with black embossed borders on both boards with addition black embossing and a gilt image of a small child on the shoulder of a street actor. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 4 3/4 inches with the cloth on the spine worn down to the edges of the text block, the cloth over the lower board tips is also worn through and evidently damage from what may have been silverfish to the front board. There is also an early prior owner's name neatly written at the top of the title page. The contents show moderate spots of foxing throughout and the last free end page is missing. 388 pages including an index. This title is extremely uncommon in first edition as evidenced by, as of this date, no first edition copies of same are listed on the Internet. Numerous printings of 1875 and beyond are much more common.
    TB32107  $300.00



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    Frothingham, Richard:  The Centennial: Battle of Bunker Hill with a View of Charlestown in 1775, Pages Plan of the Action, Romane's Exact View of the Battle, and Other Illustrations.  Boston: Little, Brown And Company, 1875. First Edition. Good in light green cloth covered boards with bright gilt text on the front board with blind embossed borders on both boards. A 16mo of 6 7/8 by 4 1/2 inches with heavy wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips and fore edges of the boards. The fold-out map is missing and the fold-out illustration of Charleston following page 32 has a 4 inch long closed tear (which has been professionally repaired) and several creases from careless refolding. 133 pages of text followed by a two page appendix. Illustrated with a fold-out drawing noted above and a one page map appears on page 43 and line drawings appear within the text on pages 15 and 117. (Gephart, 5846)
    TB31811  $60.00



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    Gifford, W.:  The Plays Of Philip Massinger, In Four Volumes, With Notes Critical And Explanatory.  London: G. and W. Nicol and others, 1813. Large Paper, Second Edition. This complete four volume set is in good+ condition in 1/4 leather and red paper covered boards with gilt text on the spines. This contemporary binding is by C. Lewis as noted in pencil in an early hand on the second free end page of volume I. C. [Charles] Lewis (1786-1836] operated what was one of the most renowned binderies in London. (Ellic Howe: A List of London Bookbinders) Each volume is a small quarto measuring 9 7/8 by 6 1/8 inches. The paper on the boards is rubbed through at the lower edges of the boards and at the tips. One quarter inch of the leather on the front joint of volume I is missing. The leather on the spines has been treated and cured of leather rot. There are small, attractive bookplates in the upper corners of the fixed end sheets of all four volumes. There is also an early prior owner's name written in pencil at the upper corner of the second free end page of each volume together with a date of "5/83" which we take to mean May of 1883. Except for the frontispiece and the title page for volume I there is essentially no foxing or tanning to the pages of this set. The hinges and joints for all four volumes remain tight and strong. Volume I contains: advertisement to the Second Edition, Introduction and essay and the plays: The Virgin-Martyr, The Unnatural Combat and The Duke of Milan with 347 pages. It is illustrated with an engrave frontispiece. Volume II contains the plays: The Bondman, The Renegado, The Parliament Of Love, The Roman Actor and The Great Duke of Florence. Volume III contains the plays: The Maid of Honour, The Picture, The Emperor Of The East, The Fatal Dowry and A New Way To Pay Old Debts. Volume IV contains the plays: The City madam, The Guardian, A Very Woman, The Bashful Lover and The Old Law.
    TB28951  $150.00



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    Gifford, S. N. [Stephen N.], and Wm. S. Robinson:  Commonwealth of Massachusetts manual For The Use Of The General Court Containing The Rules And Orders Of The Two Branches.  Boston: Wright & Potter, State Printers, 1867. First Edition. Very good in 3/4 leather (calf) and marbled paper covered boards with a black title label with gilt text on the spine. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches with light wear and rubbing to the leather at the joints and to the tips of the boards. A presentation copy given to Hon. J. E. Field "With regards of" the author 'S. N. Gifford" as written on the first free end page. 277 pages of text and illustrated with two, double page floor plans of the Massachusetts Senate Chamber and House of Representatives. The text contains both the Constitution Of The United States as well as the Constitution of Massachusetts. S. N. Gifford was the clerk for the Massachusetts Senate and Jonathan Edwards Field was an attorney from Stockbridge who was elected to the Massachusetts Senate in 1854 and at one point, during his political career he served as President of the Senate.
    TB28946  $60.00



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    Grant, U. S.:  Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.  New York: The Century Co., 1895. Second Edition by Century Co.. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very near fine condition in 1/2 brown morocco, pebbled leather and marbled paper covered boards. The spines are decorated with four raised bands, gilt text and gilt double borders in three compartments. The end sheets are marbled paper matching the marbled paper on the covers. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt. Each is an octavo measuring 8 7/8 by 6 inches. The leather is rubbed through over the tips of the boards for both volumes and there is a 1 inch section of marbled paper worn through at the upper edge of volume I. Volume II has an early prior owner's book plate attached to the front paste down. The first edition was published by Charles L. Webster & Company in 1885 and 1886. What distinguishes this edition it is completely annotated throughout with marginal bibliographic notations or notes to clarify minor points of record. Volume I contains 525 pages and volume II contains 517 pages including an index for both volumes. Illustrated with engraved frontispieces, maps, and a facsimiles. Two pages in the table of contents list the "Books, Reviews, Pamphlets, Etc., Cited In The Marginal Annotation To This Edition."
    TB32353  $1100.00



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    Grant, U. S.:  Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant (Vol. I only).  New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885, 1886. First Edition, Deluxe Edition. Volume I only of this two volume set is in very good+ condition in 3/4 black, pebbled leather. The spine has faded to a light brown and is decorated with five raised bands with the compartments filled with either gilt text, three gilt emblems and a four star shoulder patch in gilt. The front and rear boards are decorated with a gilt, circular seal (3" in diameter) showing the profile of Grant on the front board and the reverse of this medal on the rear board. All edges of the text blocks are marbled to match the marbled end sheets. It is an octavo measuring 9 by 5 7/8 inches. The leather over the tips of the boards was worn, but has recently been professionally re-stained. The frontispiece of the young Grant shows no foxing or tanning. The hinges and joints for this volume are tight and strong. A very neat and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. This title was only sold by subscription in five different bindings: green cloth, leather in sheep, half-morocco, full morocco and tree calf leather. Not only was this title considered a major publishing success, it has often been considered one of the most important books of American history. This volume I contains 584 pages of text. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, maps, engravings, two fold-out facsimile letters in Grant's hand.
    TB32354  $600.00




  • Graves, S. R.:  A Yachting Cruise In The Baltic.  London: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1863. First Edition, First printing. Good+ in the publisher's original textured, deep purple, cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and on the front board. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is heavily worn and frayed; however, the binding is tight and the joints and hinges are tight and strong. Without a dust jacket if it ever had one. 399 pages including appendices and text. Illustrated with a fold-out frontispiece, ten steel engravings (some are half tones) and six wood engravings. A few of the plates exhibit mild foxing. The author recounts his ten week cruise through the Baltic Sea in the summer of 1862.
    TB22571  $100.00



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    Greene, George Washington:  The Life Of Nathanael Greene, Major-General In The Army Of The Revolution.  New York: G. P. Putnam and Son and Hurd and Houghton, 1867, 1871. First Edition. All three volumes of this complete set are in very good to very good+ condition in their original dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on their spines with blind, embossed borders on the front and rear boards. Each volume is a small quarto of 9 by 5 3/4 inches with early prior owner's names written in ink on the second free end pages. The cloth at the heads and heels of each volume are rubbed and each have short closed tears to the cloth. The front and rear hinges to volume 3 are cracked, but holding. The upper 1/2 of the spine for volume 3 is faded to a light brown. The front hinge of volume 2 has been reinforced. The contents are fine with the note that between pages 121 to 178 a bookworm has burrowed his way 1/2 inch into the lower margins of those pages. Volume 1 contains 583 pages including an appendix and is illustrated with a portrait frontispiece of Greene. Volume 2 contains 514 pages including an appendix and was published by Hurd and Houghton as was volume 3. Volume 3 contains 571 pages including an index for all three volumes, an appendix and is illustrated with a two page, frontispiece map of the Carolinas and the northern part of Georgia and three one-page maps within the text (in accordance with Howes). The author was the grandson of the general and had access to his grandfather's notes, letters and manuscripts. (Howes, G-380; Sabin, 28599; Gephart, 13488 p1197)
    TB32873  $350.00




  • Halbert, H. S. and T. H. Ball:  The Creek War of 1813 and 1814.  Montgomery, Ala.: Donohue & Henneberry, 1895. First Edition. Very near fine in its original brown cloth covered boards with slightly faded gilt text on the spine and with blind embossed borders on the boards. A small octavo of 7 1/2 inches by 5 1/4 inches with repairs to the front and rear hinges. The contents are tight and clean and free of any marks or damage. Without a dust jacket. 331 pages followed by an index. Illustrated with portrait of the two authors from photographs, a frontispiece from an engraving, a fold-out map and several maps within the text as well as many vignettes. In his bibliography U.S.Iana Wright Howes states of this title: "Careful and detailed monograph on Alabama's last border war." He also indicates that this title represents a book which is "quite scarce". (Howes, H-28)
    TB32275  $350.00



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    Hale, Sarrah J. and Louis A. Godey:  Godey's Lady's Book And Magazine Volumes LXXX and LXXXI January to December 1870.  Philadelphia: Louis A. Godey, 1871. First Edition. Very good+ in 1/2 black, pebbled leather and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work on the spine. All edges of the text block are marbled to match the marbling on the boards. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 5 7/8 inches with both hinges and joints remaining strong. A number of the fold-out plates and patterns extend very slightly beyond the fore and bottom edges of the text block. The blank second and third free end pages are missing most likely because a former owner had inscribed those page and she wished to remain anonymous. Volume LXXX contains 586 pages with illustrations from engravings, fold-out patterns and color plates throughout. It appears that the fold-out half of the pattern fro the "Gentleman's Slipper" is missing all of the other patterns and fold-outs appear to be present and intact. Volume LXXXI which follows contains 568 pages with illustrations, fold-out patterns and color plates throughout all of which appear to be present and intact. A very handsome copy with little damage to the contents, plates and patterns.
    TB31707  $300.00



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    [Hale, Edward Everett]:  The Man Without A Country.  Boston: Ticknor And Fields, 1863. First Edition, First Printing. Very good in original, printed, thin paper wraps over an adhesive and stab sewn binding. A small quarto of 9 3/4 by 6 3/8 inches with the front cover secured with older adhesive tape to the spine and rear cover. The front cover is missing a diagonal chip from the upper fore corner, it is slightly worn at its lower edge with several short closed tears and there is a early gift inscription in ink at its upper edge. The rear cover is missing a 1 1/2 inch chip from its upper fore corner and has a number of small chips and a 3/4 closed tear to its fore edge. The contents are in very clean condition with no signs of damage, tanning or foxing. This is the first appearance of the title with no attribution given to the author, Edward Everett Hale. This first printing is contained in Ticknor and Fields' magazine: The Atlantic Monthly, Devoted to Literature, Art and Politics, dated December, 1863 being issue number 74 of Volume XII. It contains pages 665 to 796 followed by an index of two pages for Volume XII. It is only in this index that attribution is given to Hale for this title. In 1865 Ticknor and Fields published this title as a separate, free standing volume of 23 pages, again without attribution to the author. Other contributors in this issue are by Louis Argazzi, Francis Wayland, Jr., H. T. Tuckerman and others. This copy is contained within a fine, tri-fold, dark green cloth covered chemise which is then contained within a matching dark green slip case with a black leather with gilt text title block fixed to the closed end of the slip case. It is a short story of treason, exile and restored patriotism. Although written during the Civil War to harness support for the Union cause it remains a classic of American literature. A highly collectible copy in an exceedingly handsome presentation.
    TB30135  $1150.00



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    Hall, Captain Basil:  Travels in North America, In The Years 1827 and 1828.  Edinburgh: Cadell and Co. and Simpkine and Marshall, 1829. First Edition. All three volumes of this complete set are in very good+ condition elaborately bound in full brown leather (calf) diced on the boards with a gilt border, three raised bands on the spines with gilt tooling and two black leather title blocks with gilt text. On volumes I and III the black leather title blocks are chipped with only minor losses to the gilt text. The edges of the text blocks are marbled. Each is a 7mo measuring 7 1/4" by 4 1/2" with an early prior owner's book plate attached to the front paste downs of each volume. Each volume also has the remains of silk placement ribbons sewn-in at the heads of the spines. Volume I contains 421 pages and is illustrated with hand colored fold-out map at the front of the book. The map is in excellent condition with only a small 1/3" closed tear at its margin. Volume II contains 432 pages; and, volume III contains 436 pages followed by a fold-out table of financial and census data for the various states then part of the United States of America. Considered "mildly scarce" by Howes. (Howes, H-47; Sabin, 29275; Clark III, 48)
    TB26696  $600.00



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    Hall, Edwin:  The Ancient Historical Records Of Norwalk, Conn.; With A Plan Of The Ancient Settlement And Of The Town In 1847..  New York: James Mallory & Co., 1847. First Edition. An ex-library copy in near fine condition rebound in a bright orange, cloth library binding with gilt text on the spine and a call number label at the base of the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4 by 4 1/4 inches with a library book plate on the front paste down and penciled call numbers on the first page of text. 320 pages followed by a fold-out plate of the Norwalk Hotel which is followed by a fold-out plate showing the Children's Retreat, and the third and final plate of the English & Classical School and an index at the front of the text. The text is further illustrated with a fold-out map and four fold-out bird's eye engraved plates showing views of South Norwalk, Norwalk from the Rocks, view from Grumman's Hill, and Norwalk Harbor. Missing from this is the view of Prospect Hill. The volume contains extensive genealogical records. An exceptionally clean and neat copy.
    TB28870  $100.00



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    Harding, William:  Dreyfus: The Prisoner Of Devil's Island .  n. p.: Associated Publishing Company, 1899. First Edition. Very good- in 1/4 red, simulated leather cloth and red cloth covered boards with heavily tarnished gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. The edges of the text block are marbled. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches with the cloth at the tip of the boards worn through and with the rear hinge broken, but reinforced with Japanese tissue. The plate facing page 161 has a number of short closed tears at its lower edge and two related creases all of which have been repaired with archival tape. Without a dust jacket. 406 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Dreyfus and with steel engravings and photographic reproductions throughout. The subtitle reads: " A full story of the most remarkable military trial and scandal of the age."
    TB31406  $50.00



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    Harris, Joel Chandler:  Sister Jane Her Friends and Acquaintances.....  Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1896. First Edition mixed state. Very good in decorated, smooth, light green cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark green title block stamped on the spine with a circular title block stamped on the front board. The head of the spine has two short (1/4") tears to the cloth and the heel has modest rubbing with slight shelf wear to the lower edges of the boards. There is a faint, narrow dampness stain to the fore edge of the text block which does not impact the text. This appears to be a mixed state first edition with the blank fly leaf at both the front and rear of the text but with preliminaries and gatherings of <1@4, 2-23@8, 24@6>. (BAL 7138)
    TB15330  $87.50



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    Hart, Bret:  Stories In Light And Shadow.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1898. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in its original brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and black text and decorations on the front board. A 16mo of 6 7/8 by 4 1/2 inches light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the upper edge of the front board with very slight foxing to the hinge areas of the end sheets a result of reactions with the glue used in binding. Without a dust jacket if it was ever issued with one. 304 pages of text. A collection of seven short stories. A very clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29823  $35.00



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    Harte, Bret:  Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Sketches.  Boston: James R. Osgood And Company, 1873. First Edition. Very good+ in its original purple cloth covered boards with bright gilt text and decorations on the spine and with blind embossing to the boards. A 12mo of 7 by 4 1/2 inches with light wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without a dust jacket. 352 pages of text. A collection of 27 short stories. (BAL, 7266)
    TB31238  $35.00




  • Harte, Bret:  Tales of the Argonauts, and Other Sketches.  Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875. First edition, second state. Very good in decorated red-brown cloth covered boards with blind embossing on the front and rear boards, gilt text stampings on the spine which is slightly rolled, the remnants of a book plate removed from the front end paper, a prior owner's book plate on the second free end paper. The end papers are brown coated. (BAL, 7280)
    TB15305  $20.00




  • Harte, Bret:  Tales Of The Argonauts And Other Sketches.  Boston: James R. Osbood And Company, 1875. First Edition. Good in the publisher's original decorated brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and a publisher's logo on the spine and blind embossed borders on the boards. A 12mo measuring 12" by 4 1/2" with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine heavily worn and chipped by approximately 1/4" inside the text block and with the cloth edges of the boards worn and rubbed and the rear hinge is cracked. Without a dust jacket (if it ever had one). 283 pages of text. A collection of short stories containing: The Rose of Tuolumne; A Passage In The Life Of Mr. John Oakhurst; Wan Lee, The Pagan; How Old Man Plunkett Went Home: The Fool Of Five Forks; Baby Sylvester; An Episode of Fiddletown; and, A Jersey Centenarian.
    TB25175  $20.00



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    Hawthorne, Nathaniel:  The Marble Faun, or The Romance of Monte Beni.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1899. First Edition Thus. Both volumes of this complete set are in fine condition in their original bindings of white cloth with gilt text on the spines and with beautiful Art Nouveau designs on the boards. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt. Both volumes are 16mos of 6 5/8 by 4 1/2 inches and both are covered with their original, very good+ red, cloth dust jackets with the faint remnants of gilt titles stamped on the spine areas. Both volumes are contained within their original cloth covered slip case which is in very good condition with the original printed paper title missing. Volume I contains 253 pages of text and is illustrated with a frontispiece from an engraving of Hawthorne and 24 plates of reproductions of earlier works of art. Volume II contains 259 pages of text and is illustrated with a frontispiece and 22 plates from black and white photographs and reproductions of earlier works of art. The most striking element of this set is the decorations which appear on the boards by Sarah Wyman Whitman in the Art Nouveau style. As pointed out in Lowell Thing's book: Cover Treasure The Life and Art of Margaret Armstrong, this title is "One of Whitman's most famous cover designs and one of only eight covers that she signed with one of her two monograms." (Thing: Cover Treaure, p.35) These two volumes show a small gilt stamp on the lower edge of the rear boards.
    TB32410  $300.00



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    Hawthorne, Nathaniel:  The House of Seven Gables A Romance.  Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. First Edition, 4th or 5th Printing. Very good in its original, brown, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, blind stamped boards and light yellow end sheets. A 12mo measuring 7 1/8 by 4 3/8 inches containing 344 pages of text with the publisher's four page catalog dated March, 1851 inserted inside of the front end sheets. The upper 1/4 inch of the cloth at the head of the spine is missing exposing the top edge of the text block. The lower 1 1/2 inch of the first page of the catalog has been torn out. On the first free end page an early prior owner's name appears in ink in a tiny, delicate hand and again in pencil, more boldly, on the title page and a third time on the rear end sheet. On the verso of the last free end page the prior owner penciled in a two line quotation from the book and started a sketch of a woman's head. The pages of the text are free of tanning, but exhibit spots of foxing throughout. This is either a forth or fifth printing of the first edition, with the letter "t" missing on line 25 of page 50 and the and the letter "r" missing on the 25th line of page 278. One of Hawthorne's most famous novels and considered a classic of early American literature. Hawthorne believed this to be his best work, even better than his more famous The Scarlet Letter. Hawthorne considered this title to be his best novel. (BAL 7604; Bruccoli/Clark - p. 172)
    TB28496  $275.00



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    Hawthorne, Nathaniel:  Our Old Home: A Series Of English Sketches.  Boston: Ticknor And Fields, 1863. First Edition. Very good in its original light brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine with blind embossing on the spine and both boards. A 12mo of 7 3/16 by 4 1/2 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine heavily worn, an early prior owner's name on the first free end page, foxing to the second free end page and fly title page with the same to the end pages. 398 pages followed by a one page publisher's ad for other titles by Hawthorne. This is the first state (referred to as the "first issue by BAL) of the title as indicated by the single page ad at the rear of the text. (BAL, 7626)
    TB29943  $125.00



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    Hawthorne, Nathaniel:  The House Of The Seven Gables.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin And Company, 1899. Reprint of 1899. Both volumes of this complete two volume set are in very good+ condition in 3/4 light brown, leather and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments and with the top edge of the text block gilt. Both volumes are small octavos of 7 5/8 by 4 7/8 inches with the end sheet matching the marbled paper covering the boards. The leather is rubbed and slightly worn at the heads and heels of the spine, as is the leather over the tips of the boards. The contents are clean, tight and free of any tanning or foxing. There is no indication of what firm created these elegant bindings. Without dust jackets. Volume I contains 265 pages illustrated with a frontispiece and nine plates by Maude and Genevieve Cowles each plate is protected by tissue guards. Volume II contains 277 pages illustrated with a frontispiece and nine plates by the above artists with each plate protected by tissue guards.
    TB30228  $125.00



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    Hayward, John:  The New England Gazetteer; Containing Descriptions Of All The States, Counties And Towns in New England.  Boston: Israel S. Boyd and William White, 1841. Fourteenth Edition. Recently rebacked in dark brown leather to compliment the original leather covered boards with bright gilt text and decorative rules on the spine and new marbled end sheets. A small octavo measuring 7 5/8" by 4 3/4". The pages of the text rather uniformly lightly foxed throughout. The preliminaries and end sheets show the greatest foxing and there is an early prior owner's name written on the third free end page. Unpaginated followed by a 16 page appendix (index). The full title reads: "The New England Gazetteer; Containing Descriptions Of All The States, Counties And Towns in New England: Also descriptions of the Principal Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Capes, Bays, Harbors, Islands, and Fashionable Resorts Within That Territory Alphabetically Arranged." Considered by Howes to be a "mildly scarce" title. (Howes, H-354)
    TB24248  $90.00



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    Henry, John Joseph:  An Accurate And Interesting Account Of The Sufferings Of That Band of Heroes, Who Traversed The Wilderness In The Campaign Against Quebec In 1775.  Lancaster, Penn.: William Greer, 1812. First Edition. Very good+ in a full leather, 20th century binding with a gilt stamped, red leather label and gilt rules on the spine. A 16mo of 6 1/2 by 4 inches with rubbing and wear to the front joint, but it is holding well and the front hinge remains tight. The title page is damaged with a 1 1/2 inch chip which has been professionally repaired and there is what may be a library stamp on it as well as on the following page. On the verso of the title page was the name of a previous owner which has been heavily redacted. The remainder of the text is clean and free of damage and markings. 225 pages of text including 34 pages of notes. Kenneth Roberts in his 1938 publication of March to Quebec includes this journal among other journals kept by participants in this attack under the command of Benedict Arnold. Howes in his bibliography U.S.Iana indicates that this title in first edition is "quite scarce". Joseph Sabin in his bibliography: A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, states that And, in Ronald Gephart's Revolutionary America 1763-1789, he states that pages 205 to 208 are missing which is true of this copy as well. (Howes, H-423; Sabin, 31400; Gephart, 5944; Armstorng: Maine, 566)
    TB32919  $400.00



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    Herndon, William Lewis and Lardner Gibbon:  Exploration Of The Valley Of The Amazon Made Under Direction Of The Navy Department.  Washington, DC: Robert Armstrong, 1854. Reprint. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good condition in their original purple cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spines and blind embossing on the front boards to include "House Document". Both are octavos of 8 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches with some fading to the cloth over the spines, minor pencil notations on the front end sheet of Part 2 and pages 7 through 10 bound-in after page 14 and both volumes are moderately foxed throughout. Part 1 contains 417 pages of text and is illustrated with a frontispiece and 15 plates. Part 2 (written by Lardner Gibbon) contains 339 pages of text and is illustrated with a frontispiece and 35 plates.
    TB31555  $150.00



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    Hill, Jr., Benjamin H.:  Senator Benjamin H. Hill His Life, Speeches and Writings.  Atlanta, Ga.: H. C. Hudgins & Co., 1891. First Edition. Fair in its original, full calf covered boards with black and red title labels on the spine with gilt text. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/4 inches with marbled end sheets and with the edges of the text block marbled to match. Both boards are loose as are pages 819 through 823 at the rear of the book, but present. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 823 pages of text. Definitely a candidate for rebinding.
    TB32054  $100.00




  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell:  A Mortal Antipathy.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1885. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with edges of the boards beveled and with gilt text and decorations stamped on the spine and front board. The top edge of the text block is in gilt and the end papers are coated black. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine and at the fore corners of the boards is rubbed but the binding is tight with all joints and hinges strong. 307 pages followed by 13 pages of ads for other books by the publisher. This is the second state of the first edition per Blanck. (BAL, 8989) A very nice copy.
    TB17527  $17.50



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    Horsford, Eben Norton:  The Landfall of Leif Erikson A. D. 1000 And The Site Of His Houses In Vineland.  Boston: Damrell And Upham, 1892. First Edition. Good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A quarto of 12 3/4 by 9 3/4 inches with 3/4" closed tear at the head of the spine, the binding is broken at the first signature, but otherwise holding well. The end sheets are slightly soiled. Without a dust jacket. 148 pages of text. Illustrated with a fold-out frontispiece photography (detached) and by 21 fold-out maps. The author, following extensive research, provides here his proof to his theory that Leif Erickson arrived at and lived for awhile at what is now the southeastern part of New England to include the areas around Boston to Cape Cod.
    TB29808  $75.00



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    Hugo, Victor:  The Novels of Victor Hugo.  Philadelphia: George Barrie, (1894). Holland Paper Edition, Limited Edition. All fourteen volumes of this complete set are in very good+ or better condition in 3/4 red leather and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine and with gilt text in three of the compartments and with gilt rules separating the leather from the marbled paper. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt. Each volumes is quarto of 11 5/8 by 8 1/2 inches. The spines are all uniformly darkened some chipping and wear to the leather at the heels of the spines and the leather is worn through on several volumes over the tips of the boards. The hinges and joints for all the volumes are tight and strong. The contents are in near perfect condition with few marks of foxing or tanning. The images are nearly all protected with tissue guards. One of only 1,000 sets printed with this set identified as number 414 and subscribed for by Mrs. Mary E. Drummond as noted on the verso of the fly title page of volume III. The set includes the following novels: Han of Iceland; Bug-Jargal; Last Day of A Condemned; Claude Gueux; Notre- Dame Of Paris in two volumes; Les Miserables in five volumes; Laughing Man in two volumes; and, Ninety-Three. Illustrated throughout with black and white engravings by various artists. This is an extremely large and heavy set weighing 48 pounds. Please contact Town's End Books prior to ordering for a quote on estimated shipping costs.
    TB30669  $1200.00



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    Hunt, Leigh:  The Town; Its Memorable Characters And Events.  London: Smith, Elder, and Co.,, 1848. First Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition in 3/4 red leather and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text and decorations between six compartments on the spine. The front and rear covers are decorated with gilt bands at the edges of the leather. Both volumes are small octavos measuring 7 5/8" by 4 3/4 with marbled paper end sheets. The leather at the forward joints and at the tips of the boards is rubbed and worn and there is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste downs. Volume I contains 300 pages followed by four pages of ads. Volume II has 311 pages followed by 16 pages of ads. Both volumes are illustrated with 45 steel engravings.
    TB26065  $100.00



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    Hunter, John D.:  Memoirs Of A Captivity Among The Indians Of North America From Childhood To The Age of Nineteen With Anecdotes Descriptive Of Their Manners And Customs..  London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823. First Edition. Very good+ in a contemporary 1/2 brown leather (calf) and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text over a black leather spine label and gilt tooling on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2 by 5 3/8 inches with the leather rubbed through at the upper and lower tips of the boards and a stamped royal seal on the title page. 447 pages of text. (Howes, H-813; Ayer/Narratives, 142)
    TB27578  $200.00



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    Hutchings, J. [James] M.:  In The Heart Of The Sierras Thee Yo Semite Valley, Both Historical And Descriptive.  Yo Semite Valley: Old Cabin, 1886. First Edition. Very good- in dark yellow, original cloth over beveled boards with gilt text and brown decorations on the spine and on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/2 by 6 inches with heavy wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine with several small tears and with the cloth worn through at the tips of the boards. Much of the front hinge is cracked. Containing 496 pages and illustrated throughout with plates and engravings within the text as well as well as two maps one of which folds-out. (Cohen, p 299-300)
    TB28745  $300.00




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