Books of the 19th Century Authors I to Z
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    Irving, Washington:  Astoria; Or, Enterprise Beyond The Rocky Mountains.  London: Richard Bentley, 1836. First Edition. All three volumes of this complete set are in very good condition in their original 1/4 black cloth and light brown paper covered boards with printed, paper labels on the spines. Volume 1 has been re-sewn and rebacked with Japanese tissue repairs to the hinges. All three volumes are small octavos of 7 3/4 by 4 3/4 inches with the upper and lower tips of all the boards are worn through and bent. The front and rear paste downs for each volume have the residual glue from what may have been some sort of tape. The printed paper title labels are all rubbed and slightly damaged with small chipping making the printed text a challenge to read. Volume I contains 317 pages of text followed by 2 pages of ads from the publisher. Volume II contains 320 pages of text and is missing its final end page. Volume III contains 294 pages of text. The pagination error on page 308 is evident. Howes in his bibliography, U.S. Iana states: "Classic account of the first American attempt at settlement on the Pacific coast, 1811 - initial action towards substantiating our claim to Oregon - including the earliest extend relation of Wilson P. Hunt's overland expedition from St. Louis to that settlement." (Langfeld & Blackburn, p35; Howes, I-81)
    TB28966  $500.00



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    Irving, Washington:  The Alhambra.  London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1896. Large Paper Edition. Very good in its original dark red cloth covered boards with a printed, paper label on the spine. A small quarto of 10 3/8 by 6 3/4 inches with minor chipping and wear to the paper label on the spine, the joint to the front board shows splitting to the cloth at its lower 2 inches and the end sheets show minor foxing while the contents are free of foxing and tanning. One of only 500 limited edition, large paper copies printed. With an Introduction by Elizabeth Robins Pennell and illustrated with drawings of the places mentioned by Joseph Pennell. 436 pages of text and illustrated with a frontispiece and 12 lithographs and numerous vignettes throughout.
    TB31220  $375.00



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    Irving, Washington:  Bracebridge Hall; or, The Humorists.  London: John Murray, 1822. First Edition, First printing. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition in recently rebacked 3/4 leather and green, pebbled cloth covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with the original gilt on red leather title labels in the compartments. The edges of the text blocks are speckled. Both volumes are small octavos measuring 8" tall by 5" deep. Both volumes have an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste downs and there is offsetting from the overlaid leather onto the end sheets. Minor foxing and tanning exists in the pages of the text blocks. Volume I contains 393 pages of text and volume II contains 403 pages of text. The points existing on leaf 93-94 of volume I and pages 403 and 404 indicate that this is the first state of the first edition of this title. Although the English edition appeared two days after the American edition was released the English edition contains a number of alternations to the text made by Irving which do not appear in the American edition. As a result the British first edition is considerably different from the American first. (Langfeld/Blackburn p. 24; and, BAL 10110) A very attractive and clean set.
    TB23066  $175.00



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    Irving, Washington:  Wolfert's Roost and Other Papers, Now First Collected.  New York: G. P. Putnam & Co., 1855. First Edition, possible third printing. Very good in the publisher's original blind stamped, green cloth covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt stamped sketch on the front board and with light yellow end sheets. The back strip has a 1" long closed tear to the cloth in a horizontal direction which has been professionally repaired. There is considerable wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine with the cloth worn through at the head of the spine. There is a early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and the rear hinge is cracked and separated. The rear hinge has been professionally repaired. 383 pages of text followed by 12 pages of ads from the publisher. Illustrated with a double frontispiece. A collection of 32 short stories or articles all of which previously appeared in periodicals or books. (Langeld/Blackburn, p. 44; BAL 10188) While the publisher's ads at the rear of the text are dated "Feb'y ., 1855" this may be a third printing as the publisher's address reads "10 Park Place" while the first and second printings show an address of "12 Park Place". It was in the short story, "The Creole Village" that Irving again coined a new phrase for the American public. It was the first use of the term "the almighty dollar". (Brain Jay Jones: Washington Irving An American Original)
    TB22723  $125.00




  • Irving, Washington:  The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (Vol. II Only).  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1897. Van Tassel Edition. Very good+ in highly decorated dark blue cloth over beveled boards with gilt text and tool work on the spine and front board with an oval, white, leather label with gilt text on the front board. There is modest light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and the same to the lower edges of the boards. The binding is tight and the front and rear joints and hinges are strong. The top edge of the text block is gilt and the margins of each page around the print is decorated with a green floral arrangement. A collection of fourteen short stories to include: The Stage Coach, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, The Christmas Dinner, London Antiques, Little Britain, Stratford-on-Avon, Traits of Indian Character, Philip of Pokanoket, John Bull, The Pride of the Village, The Angler, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and L'Venovi followed by an Appendix. Illustrated with 14 black and white plates each protected with a tissue guard. Four of the illustrations appearing in both volumes are by Arthur Rackham. The others are by Julian Rix, F. O. C. Darley, Joseph Jefferson and Allan Barraud.
    TB22568  $45.00



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    [Irving, Washington]:  Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent..  London: Effingham Wilson, 1824. First Edition. Good+ in 1/4 leather (calf) and marbled paper covered boards with scant reminder of gilt text on the spine. A small octavo of 7 15/16 by 5 1/16 with both boards loose from the text block and with the leather scuffed. The contents are completely free of foxing and tanning and any damage. All edges of the text block are marbled to match the marbled paper on the boards. Without a dust jacket as issued. 68 pages of text to include the biographical notice. In 1802 Irving, using the pseudonym of "Jonathan Oldstyle" wrote a series of nine articles for a periodical published by his brother, Peter Irving. Eight of those letters are reprinted in this title. (Langfeld and Blackburn) A difficult to find, early title by Irving. (BAL, 10112, Langfeld and Blackburn, p.27; Williams and Edge, p.84)
    TB31500  $300.00




  • Jackson, James Grey:  An Account Of The Empire of Marocco, And The District Of Suse.  Philadelphia: Francis Nichols, 1810. Second Edition. Poor in its original full leather covered boards with a black leather title block with gilt text on the spine which is decorated with gilt rules. A 16mo of 7 by 4 1/4 inches with the front board loose, the rear joint is broken, but the rear board is holding. There is chipping and wear to the leather spine strip and with a prior owner's name in pencil on the first free end page. The last free end page has an early prior owner's name in ink (Mrs. Pamela Holdens of Binghamton, N.Y. with a date of "Dec 6th, 18" either 09 or 20. The contents are in very good condition with the preliminaries up to the end of the preface (xi) with dampness stains to the upper 1/2 of the pages. 242 pages followed by two fold-out maps. The first is a "Map of West Barbary, Including Suse & Tafilelt forming the Dominions of the presence Emperor of Marocco". The second is a "Map of the Tract of the Caravans Across Sahara, from Fas to Timbuctoo." Both maps show minor foxing and little in the way of damage. The full title page reads as follows: "An Account Of The Empire of Marocco, And The District Of Suse; Compiled from miscellaneous Observations made during a long Residence in, and various Journeys through, those Countries. To which is added An Account Of Timbuctoo, the Great Emporium Of Central Africa." The author, a British citizen, spent 16 years living in various areas of Morocco. This copy is an excellent candidate for rebinding as there are no missing parts or pages.
    TB29548  $200.00




  • Jennings, S. H.:  Interest Tables, Six Per Cent., with Rules for Finding Interst at any Rate Per Cent..  Deep River, CT: Self published, 1897. First Edition, First printing. Very good in oblong black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the front board. The front hinge is cracked and there is a small 1/4" hole in the gutter of the front joint and very slight rubbing at the fore corners and with the second free end paper torn out. 63 pages followed by 10 pages of text and photographs. Tables for finding the time between dates, counting either 360 or 365 days to the year. The interest tables were the author's main focal point for this publication; however, the photographs of his family and homes at Deep River, Connecticut and at what is now Oaks Bluff, Marthas Vineyard are of much greater interest to the modern reader. The introduction of the book contains two photographs of the authors palatial home in Deep River, one taken in the summer and the second during the winter. A third page shows the author's summer residence, "Owls' Nest", on Atlantic Avenue, Highland Bluff, Marthas Vineyard. The last ten pages of the book are dedicated to Marthas Vineyard. This section is illustrated with an a perspective map of the eastern end of the Island, two panoramic views of Ocean Park, Cottage City, the "Bathing Beach" at Sea View Avenue, East Chop Light and several ads for The Tinkham Cycle Company's standard Tricycles with three retouched photographs of the author on such a tricycle. A most unusual and fascinating piece of Americana.
    TB16335  $87.50



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    Jewett, Sarah Orne:  The Country Of The Pointed Firs.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin And Company, 1897. First Edition. Very near fine in light green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board. A 16 mo of 6 7/8 by 4 1/2 inches with the cloth over the spine slightly tanned and with rubbing to the cloth at the upper and lower edges of the spine. The contents are bright, tight and clean. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 213 pages of text followed by two pages of ads by the publisher. A novel which takes place on the seacoast of Maine. The decorative cover art to the front board is in a wonderful Art Nouveau style by Sarah Wyman Whitman. (Minsky, The Art Of American Book Covers 1875-1930 p.27)
    TB32628  $175.00



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    Johnson, Clfiton:  An Unredeemed Captive.  n. p.: Self-published, 1897. First Edition, First printing. Good in printed heavy paper wraps with a photograph on the front panel. The panels are well soiled and the spine area is separating at the lower quarter. Without a dust jacket as issued. 54 pages illustrated with wood blocks and photographs. The full title reads: "An Unredeemed Captive Being The Story of Eunice Williams, Who, At the Age of Seven Years, Was Carried Away From Deerfield By the Indians in the year 1704, and Who Lived Among The Indians In Canada As One Of Them The Rest of Her Life......"
    TB21567  $50.00



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    Johnston, Henry P.:  The Yorktown Campaign and The Surrender of Cornwallis 1781.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1881. First Edition. Very good+ in royal blue cloth covered boards with black bars and gilt text stamping on the spine and the same on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 7/8 by 6 1/2 inches with an early prior owner's name written in pencil on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket as it is probable that it did not have one to begin with. 206 pages including an index, appendices, text and illustrated with maps and steel engravings of contemporary portraits and paintings. The author undertakes an extremely thorough analysis of the siege of Yorktown when the American Army under Washington and the French army under Rochambleau and de Grasse to defeat the British and the surrender of Cornwallis. (Gephart, 6744; not listed in Howes, Sabin or Streeter)
    TB28541  $200.00



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    Johnston, F., and W. Hamilton:  The Washingtoniana: Containing A Sketch Of The Life and Death Of The Late Gen. George With A Collection Of Elegant Eulogies, Orations, Poems, &c Sacred To His Memory.  Lancaster, Penn.: William Hamilton, 1802. Second Edition. Recently rebound in dark blue cloth covered boards with a black leather title label with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 1/8 inches with new end sheets. With an early prior owner's name at the upper edge of the title page. The contents are uniformly tanned with only occasional spots of foxing. Without a dust jacket. 320 pages followed by a 73 page appendix and that is followed by a 10 page list of "subscribers' names".with its own set of page numbers [401-410] Lacking the frontispiece portrait of Washington. (Howes J-162; Sabin, 36361)
    TB32259  $700.00



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    Jones, Daniel W.:  Forty Years Among The Indians A True Yet Thrilling Narrative Of The Author's Experiences Among The Natives.  Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor Office, 1890. First Edition. Very near fine although the spine has been rebacked preserving the original backstrip and with new end sheets in dark blue, blind stamped cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and gilt text and elaborate blind stamping on the boards. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 7/8 inches with repairs to the tips of the boards and new end sheets as noted above. The contents are clean and free of foxing. 400 pages of text without a portrait and as stated in Howes the portrait only appears in some copies. The author relates his experiences in the southwest with the US Army. (Howes, J-207; Graff, 2234; Rader, 2112)
    TB30924  $250.00



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    Kane, Elisha Kent:  Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55 [2 vols].  Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1856. First Edition. Both volumes in this two volume set are in very good- condition in original, brown cloth covered boards with blind embossing on the boards and gilt text stampings on the spines. The cloth for both volumes show rubbing and wear to the spines with the cloth worn through at the heads and heels of the spines and there are a number of chips to the cloth on the spine of volume II. Both are octavos measuring 8 3/4" by 5 3/4" with the engraved title pages and frontispieces showing foxing. The rest of the text is essentially free of any foxing or tanning. The binding, hinges and joints are all tight and strong. "Illustrated with up to 300 engravings from sketches by the author." [from the title page] Both volumes contain the fold out maps. The map for volume I is located at the front of the book and the map for the second volume faces page 428. Both maps are in fine condition.
    TB27176  $175.00



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    Kapp, Friedrich:  The Life of Frederick William Von Steuben Major General In The Revolutionary Army.  New York: Mason Brothers, 1859. Second Edition. An ex-library copy in good condition in its original dark cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine. A 12mo of 7 7/8 by 5 1/4 inches with the cloth at the head of the spine heavily worn and the cloth at the upper edge of the boards chewed by mice. The front hinge is broke and the rear hinge is cracked, but the front and rear boards are holding. There is an early library book plate on the front paste down and a penciled call number on the front free end page. 735 pages including an index, appendix and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of von Steuben from an engraving. With an introduction by George Bancroft. The first edition was published in Germany in 1858. (Gephart, 14491)
    TB32889  $50.00



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    Kingston, W. H. G. [William Henry Giles]:  Snow-Shoes And Canoes Early Days Of A Fur-Trader In the Hudson's Bay Territory.  Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1877. First Edition. Very good+ in red-brown cloth covered boards with beveled edges, with gilt text and decorations on the spine and black text and gilt illustration on the front board. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 5 1/2 inches with gilt edges to the text block. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is very slightly rubbed and there is an early prior owner's name in pencil and date on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 336 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 24 plates from engravings. William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880) was a British writer of boys adventure series titles. (Wikipedia)
    TB31001  $250.00



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    Kipling, Rudyard:  The Jungle Book.  New York: The Century Co., 1894. First Edition. Very good+ in decorated, green cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt animal images on the spine and gilt text and the gilt image of an elephant on the front board and a gilt image of a tiger on the rear board. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 inches with the cloth on the spine slightly tanned, the cloth at the head of the spine shows a 1/4 inch closed tear (which has been professionally repaired) and light rubbing to the tips of the boards. The front board is ever so slightly bowed. The contents are clean and bright with the hinges and joints strong with no signs of weakness. 303 pages of text and illustrated with a frontispiece and 34 images from drawings by W. H. Drake. This US first edition was printed on the same day as the British first edition. (Richards, A77)
    TB32164  $425.00



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    Kipling, Rudyard:  Captains Courageous A Story of the Grand Banks.  New York: The Century Co., 1897. First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in decorated green cloth covered boards with red, black and gilt decorations on the front board and with the top edge of the text block gilt. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 inches with the spine tanned and with minor rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the lower tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket. 323 pages of text with all 21 of the illustrated black and white plates present as called for in the table of contents within this copy. A very presentable, collectible copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB32117  $200.00



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    Kipling, Rudyard:  The Day's Work.  London: Macmillan And Co., 1898. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in blue pebbled cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine and bright gilt ornamental band across the upper edge of the front board. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 inches with a 1/4" deep by 3/4" long chip to the cloth at the head of the spine which is tanned, a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and a book seller's name and notation of "First Edition" on the first free end page. Without its issued dust jacket. 381 pages of text followed by the publisher's ads of 16 pages dated "15.9.98". A collection of 12 short stories. (Richards, A116)
    TB30230  $30.00



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    Kippling, Rudyard:  The Seven Seas.  New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1898. Reprint. Very good+ in light green buckram covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 5 inches with rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with a prior owner's name in ink on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 209 pages of text. A collection of 43 poems the last 18 of which come from Barrack-Room Ballads.
    TB30614  $20.00



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    Knickerbocker Magazine:  The Knickerbocker Gallery A Testimonial To the Editor of the Knickerbocker Magazine.  New York: Samuel Hueston , 1855. First Edition. Near fine in full, dark brown leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text on black leather in one of the compartments and blind embossed binder's devices in the other compartment. The boards are fully embossed in blind. The end sheets are marbled and the edges of the text block are gilt with a placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with foxing to the verso of the marbled end sheets. There is an early prior owner's book plate (Emily P. Robeson) on the front paste down and the signature in ink of a second prior owner (Mr. W. Avery) at the top of the second free end page. The frontispiece, engraved title page and printed title page all have mild foxing as do the majority of the plates. Overall, a very handsome and clean copy with the binding tight, the joints and hinges very sound and strong. 505 pages of text. Illustrated "with forty-eight portraits on steel, from original pictures engraved expressly for this work". The portraits of authors and poets separate the 55 contributions of letters, essays, poems and short stories.
    TB33113  $300.00



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    Kunhardt, C. P.:  Small Yachts Their Design And Construction.  New York: Forest And Stream Publishing Company, 1885. First Edition. Very good+ in decorated brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt and black text and an illustration of a yawl on the front cover with black roped borders. A folio of 14 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches with a gift inscription on the front paste down together with two stamped prior owner's names and with three written prior owner's names on the title page. Numerous torn pages throughout the text block have been professionally mended with archival tape with the majority placed on the verso side of each page. It must be noted that the paper used to carry the print, illustrations and plates for this title are now extremely brittle. As a result, few copies of this publication remain. Of interest is the gift inscription on the front paste down which notes the fact that this copy was given to "Bror Tamm by Francis L. Herreshoff of Bristol, R.I. 1925". The title page bears the signatures of three of its first owners: William S. Eaton, Jr (Sept. 28, 1885), F. L. Herreshoff (1924) and Bror Tamm (1925). Bror Tamm (1890-1981) was a famous boat builder and naval architect from the greater Boston area. He had a close friendship with Francis L. Herreshoff. 369 pages including an appendix and text. Illustrated with 63 plates and numerous line drawings within the text.
    TB31418  $600.00



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    Letts, J. M.:  California Illustrated: Including A Description Of The Panama And Nicarauga Routes.  New York: R. T Young, 1853. Reprint of 1853. Very good in it original light brown, gilt decorated and blind embossed cloth covered boards with gilt text and images on the spine and on the front board. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" with heavy wear and rubbing to the cloth at the heel of the spine. There is an early prior owner's name and date of 1859 in pencil on the first free end page. 224 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 12 plates even though 48 are called for. Considered "quite scarce" by Howes. (Howes, H-300) Howes also states: ""Number of plates vary in copies of all issued but 48 is the proper complement."
    TB28324  $195.00



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    Lilly {Hawks, Francis Lister], Lambert:  The Early History Of The Southern States: Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia.  Boston: William D. Ticknor & co., 1846. Reprint of 1846. Good in its original blind embossed, brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine. A 16mo of 6 1/4 by 3 3/4 inches with cloth over the front joint cracked and the cloth over the rear joint starting and the cloth worn through over the tips of the boards and the very faint name of an early prior owner in pencil on the first free end page. The contents are complete, tight and with only occasional spots of foxing. However, there is more foxing to the end sheets and first few preliminaries. Lamber Lilly was a pseudonym for Francis Lister Hawks (1798-1866). Hawks was a lawyer for many years, changed careers to become an Episcopal minister, was always interested in history and wrote many books devoted to that subject. (DAB) 192 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontis title page from an engraving and nine images also from engravings. (Sabin, 30964)
    TB32166  $75.00



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    Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth:  The Song of Hiawatha.  Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1891. First Edition Thus, Limited Large Paper Edition. Very good+ in full vellum covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and with gilt text and flying swans on the front board. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/2 inches with light soiling to the vellum on the spine and hand soiling to the fore edges of the boards. The end sheets show offsetting from the vellum at their fore edges. The frontispage shows light foxing as does the title page as do the plates at the fore edges and the facing pages show offsetting from the plates. One of only 250 copies printed with this copy numbered 219 on the limitation page. Additionally, a prospectus is laid in for this Large-Paper edition" which duplicates the title page, printed in red and black, and three printed pages with examples of the vignettes created by Frederic Remington in the margins. 242 pages of text illustrated with 22 "full page photogravures printed on India Paper and about four hundred text illustrations of Indians, Indian costume, implements, arms, etc. animals, birds and scenery, by Frederick Remington." (quotation from the prospectus) The plates are protected with printed tissue guards.
    TB29890  $400.00



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    Loudon, J. C.:  Self-Instruction For Young Gardeners, Foresters, Bailiffs, Land-Stewards, and Farmers.  London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1845. First Edition. Good+ in the publisher's original dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and decorative blind embossing to the boards. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/2" with two repaired closed tears to the cloth on the spine, a 1/8" deep chip across the foot of the spine, rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head of the spine, a 1/4 chip from the cloth on the front board and the lower fore corners of the boards are bumped. The frontispiece is uniformly foxed and the front hinge was separated, but has been professionally repaired with archival linen tape. 240 pages including an index followed by 32 pages of ads by the publisher. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and the text is illustrated with line drawings. The complete title reads: "Self-Instruction For Young Gardeners, Foresters, Bailiffs, Land-Stewards, and Farmers; in Arithmetic and Book-Keeping, Geometry, Mensuration, and Practical Trigonometry, Mechanics, Hydrostatics, and Hydraulics, Land-Surveying, Levelling, Planning, and Mapping, Architectural Drawing, and Isometrical projection and Perspective: with examples, showing their application To Horticultural and Agricultural Purposes."
    TB25261  $125.00



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    Lowe, E. J.:  A Natural History of British Grasses.  London: John C. Nimmo, 1891. Third Edition. Near fine in 1/4 green leather and green cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt borders on the spine. A small quarto of 9 7/8 by 6 7/8 inches with a few minor scrapes to the front board and light rubbing to the cloth at the lower fore edges of the boards. Without a dut jacket. 245 pages including a list of authorities, index, comparative analysis, addenda and text. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and numerous color plates.
    TB32219  $175.00



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    [Macgregor, Lieut.-General Sir Duncan]:  A Narrative Of The Loss Of The Kent East Indiaman, By Fire, In The Bay Of Biscay, On The 1st March, 1825 In A Letter To A Friend..  Edinburgh: Waugh & Innes, 1825. First Edition. In new, dark brown, full leather covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine. A 16mo of 7 by 4 1/4 inches with just the slightest rubbing at the upper fore corner of the front board. The contents are in very good condition as the pages are uniformly tanned and the title page shows an early prior owner's name and date and notes the author's name and regiment. Without a dust jacket. 78 pages of text which includes a 14 page appendix reproducing letters of gratitude and approbation following the disaster. The ship Kent (an East Indiaman vessel) was bound for Bengal and China with 641 persons on board the many of whom were 364 soldiers of the 31st Regiment of Foot. The Kent was caught in a violent storm during which a cask of spirits broke and caught fire engulfing the ship. The brigantine Cambria was near enough to see a distress signal from the Kent. Coming to the Kent's aid her crew and passengers helped rescue 550 survivors. 14 seamen were rescued by a second ship coming to the aid of the Kent. In all 81 persons lost their lives.
    TB29643  $150.00



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    Macy, Obed:  The History Of Nantucket; Being A Compendious Account Of The First Settlement Of The Island By The English.  Boston: Hilliard, Gray And Co., 1835. First Edition. Very good+ in its near original blue-green, blind embossed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine A 12mo measuring 7 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches with the unfortunate fact that the spine has been stamped up-side-down with gilt text. The cloth over the lower tips of the boards and one small spot on the heel of the spine is worn through. tips of the boards and in a few places on The contents are quite clean and free of foxing; however the end sheets do show mild foxing. 300 pages of text followed by 8 pages of ads by the publisher. Illustrated with a frontispiece map (with spots of foxing) of the Island and one plate from an engraving. Wright Howes considers this title "mildly rare". (Howes, M-195; Sabin, 43687)
    TB32532  $600.00



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    Mallery, Garrick:  Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples and Deaf-Mutes.  Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, (1881). . Near fine in heavy, red buckram covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A quarto measuring 11" by 7 1/2". Without a dust jacket. Containing pages 263 to 603 including an index. Illustrated throughout with 13 plates, a map, and 285 line drawings.
    TB27687  $75.00



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    Marryat, Captain Frederick:  The Pacha Of Many Tales; Percival Keene; The Mission Or Scenes In Africa; The Privateersman; and, The King's Own (Author's Connoisseur Edition).  Boston: Dana Estes & Company, n.d. (1898). Limited Edition, Author's Connoisseur Edition. All five volumes of the original set of 24 volumes are in very good+ to very good- condition all in 3/4 red, morocco leather and red, marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with gilt text and gilt tool work in the compartments. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt and the end pages match the marbled paper on the . boards. Each is an octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 3/4 with the leather rubbed and worn at the tips of the boards. The volume of The King's Own has its upper fore corner of the front board chewed away to a depth of 3/8ths of an inch. Each volume is a limited edition of 74 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies, and each is identified as number 27. Each volume contains from 287 to 397 pages and each is illustrated with double frontispiece and multiple plates from engravings. The contents are all clean, free of foxing and tanning and with no prior ownership markings. Each contains a general introduction by W. L. Courtney.
    TB31646  $275.00



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    Marryat, Captain [Frederick]:  A Diary In America With Remarks On Its Institutions.  New York: Wm. H. Colyer, 1839. First Edition by Colyer. Very good+ in original 1/4 brown cloth and tan paper covered boards with a paper label on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4 by 4 3/8 inches with light wear and rubbing to the tips of the boards and foxing to the end sheets and with an early prior owner's name at the upper edge of the title page. Without a dust jacket. 263 pages of text. Complete in one volume. The author records his impressions of his travels through the US and Canada during the years 1837 and 1838. (Howes, M-300; Sabin 44696; Clark, III, 204)
    TB28529  $80.00



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    Marvel, IK.:  Reveries of A Bachelor: or, A Book Of The Heart.  Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1893. . Very good+ in purple cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. A 24mo measuring 5 3/4" by 4" with an early prior owner's name on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. A collection of 29 short stories. 306 pages of text followed by two pages of ads by the publisher.
    TB24161  $10.00



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    McCabe, James B.:  The Household Encyclopaedia of Business and Social Forms - Salesman's Sample.  Hartford: Aetna Publishing Co., 1883 (?). First Edition, First printing. Good to very good condition bound with two bindings: one decorated cloth & the other and tooled and gilt decorated morocco with all edges worn. Without a dust jacket. This is a salesman's copy of the book as it contains several pages for the inclusion of subscribers' names, their residence and style of binding desired. Both bindings examples have a fold-out flap end which illustrates the style of binding on the spine. Containing approximately 150 representative pages from the 872 pages in the finished product which is followed by a number of blank, ruled pages for the salesman to write in subscriber's names and addresses.
    TB09198  $80.00



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    McClintock, Captain:  A Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin.  Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. Author's Edition. Very good in purple, pebbled, blind stamped cloth covered boards with faded copper colored text stamping on the spine which is slightly faded. A small octavo of 7 5/8 by 4 7/8 inches with yellow end sheets. The text block is completely foxed around the margins of each page 375 pages including an appendices and text. The two, fold-out maps are located at the end of the text are in excellent condition. The text is illustrated with an engraved frontispiece with 14 plates and one engraving within the text (one plate is missing) plus three maps of four called for and the facsimile of the Record found of the Franklin Expedition.
    TB30239  $40.00



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    McNamara, John:  In Perils by mine own Countrymen, Three Years On The Kansas Border.  New York: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1856. First Edition. An ex-library copy in good condition in its original 1/4 leather and marbled paper covered boards with no text remaining on the spine's backstrip. A 16mo og 6 7/8 by 4 3/8 inches with both boards loose, the leather over the spine deteriorated with no title or author shown, a library book plate on the front paste down, notations on the title page and copy right page in pencil, a library call number on the dedication page, a penciled notation at the top of the first page of text, the ghosts of old library materials having been pasted to the rear end sheets and a library EFT fixed to the rear paste down. The contents remain clean and free of foxing and tanning and show only occasional library stamps. 238 pages of text. The book remains protected in a library chemise with a ribbon tie. The title only attributes the author as "A Clergyman Of The Episcopal Church"; however, his real name was John McNamara (1824-1885) who an Episcopal minister and an outspoken abolitionist during the years of "Bloody Kansas" and the border wars with Missouri. Considered to be "mildly scarce" by Howes. (Howes M-174, Graff, 2645; Wagern-Camp, 277)
    TB32177  $60.00



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    Meacham, A. B.:  Wigwam and War-Path Or The Royal Chief In Chains.  Boston: John P. Dale And Company, 1875. First Edition. Very good in its original, red-brown, cloth covered, beveled boards with gilt and black text and decorations on the spine and on the front board with clay coated end sheets. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 5 3/4 inches with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the cloth over the rear joint is just beginning to separate, rubbing to the cloth over the front joint and the cloth over the lower tips of the boards is worn through. There is a long pencil line on the front free end sheet and an early prior owner's name and date on the front fly leaf. Save for 1/4 deep chips at the upper edges of pages 47 through 54 and soling to page 588 the contents are extremely clean, tight and free of foxing and tanning. 700 pages of text followed by a one page ad. Illustrated with a frontispiece engraving of the author, and 19 engraved plates. "The author was a superintendent of Indian Affairs in Oregon and had over thirty years experience among the Indian tribes of the Northwest." (Peter Decker: The George W. Soliday Collection of Western Americana, 1067) As stated by Robert E. Cowan in his bibliography of California: "This work on the Modoc Indians was written by a most competent author on the subject, making the volume of great historic value." (Cowan, p. 421)
    TB30088  $350.00



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    Miller, Thomas:  The Boy's Summer Book Descriptive Of The Season, Scenery, Rural Life, and Country Amusements.  New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1847. Second Printing. Very good- in its original light green cloth covered boards which are both gilt stamped and blind stamped with gilt decorations on the spine and gilt text on the front board. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 5 inches with the cloth at the head of the spine worn down to the text block and shelf wear to the cloth at the lower edges of the boards. The first signature has a sewing thread exposed and there is an early gift inscription in pencil on the second free end page. The pages show spots of foxing throughout. Without a dust jacket. 129 pages of text followed by 12 pages of publisher's ads. Illustrated with 36 vignettes from engravings by an unknown artist. Of note are the bright marbled end pages.
    TB31902  $45.00



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    Monroe, James:  The People The Sovereigns.....  Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1867. First Edition. An ex-library copy in very good condition which has been rudely rebacked with heavy brown cloth and marked with the title and library call numbers in white on the spine. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 4 5/8 inches with brown clay coated end sheets, with an early prior owner's name and date of "1869" at the upper edge of the title page, a blind embossed library seal on the title page, a library plate on the front paste down and call numbers in pencil on the first page of the table of contents, and the typical library pocket and date due slip on the rear end sheets. A number of the first signatures are loose due to fractured sewing thread. 274 pages of text. The full title reads: "The People The Sovereigns Being A Comparison Of The Government Of The United States With Those Of The Republics Which Have Existed Before, With The Cause Of Their Decadence And Fall." Written by the late President sometime between his retirement from the Presidency (1825) and the time of his death (1831).
    TB28872  $125.00



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    [Moore, Clement C.] Illustrator not identified: A Visit From Santa Claus with Santa Claus And HIs Works.  New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1899. First Edition. Very good in heavy paper, printed wraps over a replacement sewn binding. A quarto measuring 12 1/8 by 9 7/8 inches with a 2 inch closed tear to the fold of the spine of the cover from its lower edge which has been repaired with archival tape. Unpaginated, but containing 14 pages with 7 full color lithographic plates (counting the cover) and line drawings throughout. Identified on the as "158" with a copyright date of 1899 on the front cover. The illustrator is not indicated. Clement Moore's poem comprises the first six pages which includes three full color plates. The remaining pages of text and three plates contain the poem Santa Claus And His Works written by George P. Webster. (Not listed in Marshall).
    TB30985  $250.00



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    [Moore, Clement C.] Illustrator is not identified: A Visit From Santa Claus.  New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1898. First Edition. Very good- in heavy paper, printed wraps over a double stapled binding. A small quarto measuring 10 5/8 by 8 1/4 inches with a 3 inch split to the lower end of the fold of the spine, and rubbing to the fold and to the fore edge of the front cover with creases at the fore corners of the front cover. Without a dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated, but containing 14 pages with 6 full color lithographic plates and line drawings throughout. Identified on the front panel as "105". The illustrator is not indicated. Not listed in Marshall. Very uncommon as no other copies are listed elsewhere. The copyright date on the rear cover indicates 1898.
    TB33073  $250.00



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    [Moore, Clement, C.]:  The Night Before Christmas.  New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1896. . Very good in heavy, pictorial paper wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto measuring 12 1/2 by 10 inches with a 3" area of printed and background color torn from the lower edge of the front board and with similar losses to the rear cover. This copy has a publication number of 159 in the lower left corner of the picture of Santa on the front cover. Counting the inside of the covers there are 14 pages printed or lithographed in color. The front cover is a color image of Santa's face with no doll or horn in the corners. Of note is the large double spread of Santa and the reindeer in flight. The illustrator is not identified. Of interest is the fact that Santa in several instances appears with a heavy brown overcoat. (Marshall, 118)
    TB29564  $225.00



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    Motley, John Lothrop:  History Of The United Netherlands From the Death of William The Silent To The Twelve Years' Truce-1609 In Four Volumes.  New York: Harper & Brothers, n.d. (circa 1868). Reprint. All four volumes of this complete set are in very good condition in 3/4 brown leather and marbled paper covered boards with four raised bands on the spines with gilt text and tool work in the compartments and with the upper edges of the text blocks gilt. The end sheets are of matching marbled paper. Each volume is an octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 3/4" with the leather rubbed and worn at the heads of the spines and at the tips of the boards. Volume I contains 532 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece and a fold-out map. Volume II contains 563 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece. Volume III contains 599 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece; and, volume IV contains 632 pages including an index to all four volumes and is illustrated with a frontispiece.
    TB27158  $120.00




  • Northfield Congregational Church:  Parish Papers of the Northfield (Conn.) Congregational Church.  n.p. (Litchfield, Conn.): no publisher stated, 1882. . A 4to measuring 12 by 9 1/4 inches in 1/2 brown leather over black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the front board celebrating “The Anniversary of the Northfield Congregational Church (1795-1882). The Northfield Congregational Church is located in Litchfield, Connecticut. This is an xlibrary volume with library stamps on the end papers and on the second free end paper which also contains a dated (1889) gift inscription. The recto and verso of one page in the book have been written on with numerous marginal notes. A section amounting to a four inch long column has been cut out from another page. Unpaginated.
    TB16122  $20.00



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    Ormar, James Allan:  William Wakefield. A Tale Of The West.  Minneapolis: Tribune Printing Company, 1899. First Edition. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small octavo of 7 5/8 by 5 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. The end sheets are of a printed, floral design. Without a dust jacket. 256 pages of text. Illustrated with a single plate from a black and white photograph.
    TB29924  $20.00




  • Parker, Gilbert:  The Battle of the Strong A Romance of Two Kingdoms.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1898. First Edition, First printing. Very good with the spine faded with the upper edge of the spine worn and the first free end paper starting. 466 pages to include a two page lexicon of Jersey words and phrases. A novel of the Island of Jersey.
    TB06482  $10.00



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    Penn, Richard:  Maxims And Hints On Angling, Chess, Shooting, And Other Matters; Also, Miseries Of Fishing.  London: John Murray, 1842. Third Edition. This extremely elegant, full bright red leather (calf) binding is decorated with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text on dark brown leather title blocks in two compartments with gilt decorations in the other four compartments. The turn-ins are decorated with gilt dentelles and the end sheets appear to be gilt accented silk. A 16mo of 6 3/4 by 4 1/4 inches with the backstrip tanned to a dark brown, the leather at the head of the spine is worn and rubbed and with two prior owner's book plates on the front paste down. This rebinding was performed by "Tout" with the original cloth covers of this book bound-in. 106 pages of text followed by 8 pages of ads by the publisher. Illustrated with a frontispiece from an engraving by Sir Francis Chantrey and 14 plates also from engravings and numerous vignettes throughout. Originally published in 1833 and revised in 1839. (Thacher, p.395)
    TB32954  $175.00



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    Perkins, Mary:  Old Houses of The Antient Town of Norwich 1660-1800.  Norwich, CT: no publisher stated, 1895. First Edition. Very good+ in its original light gray cloth covered boards with very modest soiling to the spine with bright black text stamping and decorations on the spine and front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches with faint dampness staining to the center of the cloth on the spine, to the front end papers and to pages 559 to the end all of which is confined to the margins with no impact on the printing. 621 pages containing an index, genealogical charts of early Norwich residents, text and photographs with a hand-colored fold-out map of Old Norwich. Despite the aforesaid dampness staining, this is a very clean and handsome copy of a very uncommon title with no prior ownership markings of any kind. The joints and hinges are tight and strong
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    Perkins, Samuel:  A History Of The Political And Military Events Of The Late War Between The United States And Great Britain.  New Haven, Conn.: S. Converse, 1825. First Edition. Very good+ in a contemporary, full leather binding with a red leather label on the spine with gilt text and with gilt rules to simulate raised bands on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/2 vy 5 1/8 inches with light wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards and with the front joint starting which has been professionally reinforced. There is an early prior owner's name in pencil on the first free end page and the first 72 pages of the text block show a dampness stain to the lower fore corner of the pages. 512 pages of text. Perkins, a native of Connecticut, studied theology at Yale, became a preacher, but later switched to law. He wrote three books on history. This title was his first and more famous of the three. (Howes, P-236; Sabin, 60972)
    TB32880  $175.00



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    Perry, Arthur Latham:  Origins In Williamstown.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894. First Edition. Good+ in its original black cloth covered beveled boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine heavily worn and with the cloth over the tips of the boards worn and rubbed. Adhesive tape has been used to hold the first and second free end pages into the text block and the title page has lost at least half of its attachment to the text block. Small, penciled check marks appear in the margins throughout the text. Attached to the first free end page is a small 2 by 4 1/2 inch slip of paper which reads: "Arthur Robinson | from his old teacher | Arthur Latham Perry". which is the signature of the author who was a professor of history and economics at Williams College from 1853 to 1891. 631 pages including an index and text. Eleven illustrations from engravings, photographs and silhouettes. According to Ronald Gephart's bibliography Revolutionary America 1763-1789, "References to the Revolutionary era are scattered through the first two chapters." (Gephart, 1627)
    TB32759  $150.00



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    [Post, Lydia Minturn]:  Personal Recollections Of The American Revolution A Private journal Prepared from Authentic Domestic Records Together with Reminiscences of Washington & Lafayette.  New York: Rudd & Carleton, 1859. First Edition. Good+ in pebbled light brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with the cloth at the head and the heel heavily worn and worn through to the text block, the front hinge is cracked and the tips of the boards are worn. Despite the cracked front hinge, the binding remains tight and strong with no loose pages or separated signatures. Without a dust jacket. 251 pages illustrated with a facsimile of a two dollar bill of 1776 as the frontispiece. Edited by Sidney Barclay (a pseudonym used by the author, who, according to the preface, was the "wife of an officer of the Revolution, and the daughter of a clergyman of the Church of England....") (Sabin, 64460; Gephart, 5705)
    TB27663  $80.00



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    Prescott, William H.:  History Of The Reign of Ferdinand And Isabella, The Catholic.  New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1848. Tenth Edition. All three volumes of this three volume set are in very good+ condition in 3/4 leather and brown cloth covered boards with four raised bands on the spine, gilt on black leather title labels and gilt tool work in the compartments. The end sheets are marbled paper with a matching marbled design to the edge of the text blocks. All three volumes are octavos measuring 9" by 6". Each has an early prior owner's name written in pencil on the second free end pages. The pages of the three text blocks show modest spots of foxing and light age tanning. The hinges and joints are extremely tight. Volume I contains 411 pages of text and illustrated with a steel engraving frontispiece portrait of Isbella. Volume II contains 509 pages of text and is illustrated with an engraving frontispiece portrait of Ferdinand and a map preceding the first page of text. Volume III contains 531 pages of text including an index for all three volumes and is illustrated with an engraving frontispiece of Christopher Columbus and a map of Italy which preceding the first page of text.
    TB24882  $175.00



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    Published by J. J. Stoner:  Bird's Eye View of the Town of Nantucket State of Massachusetts Looking Southwest 1881.  Madison, Wisc.: J. J. Stoner, 1881. Facsimile Reproduction. A fine bird's eye view map of the town of Nantucket, with an inset of Siasconset, reproduced by Historic Urban Plans of Ithac, New York from the original lithograph in the Library of Congress. The sheet measures 23" by 17" and the image measures roughly 20" by 14". Identified on the map are 41 points or places of interest with street names shown. This image is ready for matting and framing and will be shipped in a reinforced mailing tube.
    TB23431  $35.00



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    Pulsifer, David:  An Account Of The Battle Of Bunker Hill, Compiled from Authentic Sources With General Burgoyne's Account Of The Battle.  Boston: A Williams And Co., c1872, 1875. Reprint of 1875. Very near fine in blue paper covered limp boards with gilt text on the front board. A 16mo of 6 1/16 by 3 3/4 inches with light wear to the heel of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. 75 pages of text. Illustrated with a fold-out map of Boston, Charlestown the Charles River and Boston Harbour titled: "Plan of the Town of Boston with the Attack on Bunkers-Hill in the Peninsula of Charlestown" tipped-in at the front of the book. The map and the contents are in fine condition with no foxing, tanning or prior owner's markings.
    TB31989  $125.00



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    Punch:  Punch Or The London Charivari (Volume the Fifth).  London: Published for the Proprietors at the Office, 1843. First Edition, First printing. Good+ in a contemporary binding of 1/4 brown leather and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text and borders on the spine and light brown paper end sheets. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4" by 8 1/4" with the lower quarter of the leather backstrip missing, the front joint worn and cracking and with 1/2 of the blank first free end page torn out. The leather at the tips of the boards is heavily rubbed and worn through. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 274 pages including an index and illustrated throughout with line drawings and cartoons. The Punch Christmas volume for 1843.
    TB25000  $50.00



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    Punch:  Punch Or The London Charivari (Volume VIII).  London: Published for the Proprietors at the Office, 1845. First Edition, First printing. Good+ in a contemporary binding of 1/4 brown leather and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text and borders on the spine and light brown paper end sheets. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4" by 8 1/4" with the upper one inch and the lower 1/2 inch of the leather backstrip missing, the front joint worn and cracking and with at least 1/2 of the marbled paper on the front board torn away. The leather at the tips of the boards is rubbed and worn. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 270 pages including an index and illustrated throughout with line drawings and cartoons. The Punch Christmas volume for 1845.
    TB25001  $50.00



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    Punch:  Punch Or The London Charivari (Volume the Eleventh).  London: Published for the Proprietors at the Office, 1846. First Edition, First printing. Good+ in a contemporary binding of 1/4 brown leather and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text and borders on the spine and light brown paper end sheets. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4" by 8 1/4" with the upper 1/2 inch and a 1" chip from the lower fore edge of the leather backstrip missing, the front joint worn and cracking. The leather at the tips of the boards is rubbed and worn. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 268 pages including an index and illustrated throughout with line drawings and cartoons. The Punch Christmas volume for 1846.
    TB25002  $50.00



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    Ralph, Julian:  Our Great West.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1893. First Edition, First printing. Very good in decorated light tan cloth covered boards with gilt and red decorations with light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine with minor soiling to the spine and covers. Without a dust jacket. A very attractive, tight and clean copy. "A study of the Present Conditions and Future Possibilities of New Commonweaths and Capitals of the United States." 478 pages (with 4 page catalog following) of text, maps and 34 illustrations with a frontis by Frederic Remington.
    TB08038  $35.00



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    Rathbun, Jonathan, Rufus Avery and Stephen Hempstead:  Narrative of Jonathan Rathbun With Accurate Accounts of the Capture of Groton Fort.  no city stated [New London]: No publisher stated, (1840). First edition. Very good in original gray-green cloth covered boards with a rebacked spine with the majority of the original back strip reapplied. A 12mo measuring 7 3/16 by 4 1/2 inches with dampness stains to the front end sheets and with faint dampness stains to the lower fore corner margins on the pages. There is also a name of an early prior owner at the top edge of the title page. A collection of three eye witness accounts of the attack on and taking of Fort Griswold on Sept. 6, 1781 by the British near the end of the Revolutionary War. The complete title reads: "Narrative of Jonathan Rathbun with accurate accounts of the capture of Groton Fort, the massacre that followed, and the sacking and burning of New London, September 6, 1781 by the British Forces, under the command of the Traitor Benedict Arnold." Additional, eye witness narratives by Rufus Avery and Stephen Hempstead are included as well as an appendix containing six essays dealing with Arnold's desertion from West Point; an "Anecdote of Mrs. Bailey" giving her petticoat to be used as flannel for cartridges; a "Eulogy on General Washington"; and, the names of those killed and wounded in the Battle of Fort Griswold. 80 pages of text. (Howes R-68; Gephart, 6381; Sabin, 2489 & 67952)
    TB28797  $350.00



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    Reid, James D.:  The Telegraph In America Its Founders Promoters and Noted Men.  New York: Derby Brothers, 1879. First Edition. Very good+ in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board together with gilt designs and a black border around the edges of the boards. The top edge of the text block is gilt and the other edges are stained red. A small quarto of 9 11/16 by 6 1/2 inches with wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the cloth at the tips of the boards is worn through and there is a prior owner's name written in pencil with a date of "1879" written on the clay coated first free end sheet. There is also a handwritten note at the top of the first preface page, a second note on page 1 and two check marks on page 822. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. The joints are tight and strong and the hinges are starting. 846 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Samuel F. B. Morse, an engraved title page, 44 steel engraved portraits on plates (with tissue guards) and vignettes and a number of drawings within the text. Contains sections on the Morse Memorial and American Telegraphic History as well as the histories of a number of telegraph companies.
    TB30794  $600.00



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    Rémusat, Madame [Claire Elisabeth Jeanne Gravier de Vergennes de Rémusat]:  Memoires De Madame De Remusat 1802-1808.  Paris: Calmann Levy, 1880. Dixiem Edition. All three volumes of this three volume set are in very good+ condition in 3/4 red leather and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with gilt text and volume numbers in the compartments. Each volume is an octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/4" with marbled end sheets and placement ribbons sewn-in at the heads of the spines. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt. There is only light rubbing to the leather and all joints and hinges are tight. Each volume shows a faint dampness stain across the upper edge of the pages inside of the margins. Volume one contains 413 pages, volume II contains 420 pages and volume III 416 pages. The text is in French. Madame De Remusat (1780-1821) was a French writer and made a lady in waiting to Empress Josephine in 1802. Overseas customers please contact Town's End Books before ordering for a shipping cost estimate for this three volume set.
    TB27447  $150.00



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    Reynolds, William T.:  An Historical Address On the One Hundredth Anniversary of The Town of North Haven.  North Haven, Conn.: Centennial Committee of North Haven, 1886. First Edition. Good+ in printed, paper wraps over a sewn binding. A small octavo of 9 5/8 by 6 1/8 inches with heavy wear with tears to the spine area and to the forward edges of the covers. Without a dust jacket and most probably without one as issued. 37 pages of text including a two page appendix. The author, who was the pastor of the Congregational Church of North Haven, was asked to be the historian for the Centennial Committee for the town of North Haven. He undertook his responsibility with great diligence and delivered this address highlighting events in the history of the town since its founding.
    TB32716  $40.00



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    Richardson, David:  Cottom's Virginia & North-Carolina Almanack For The Year Of Our Lord 1845.  Richmond: Peter Cottom, 1845. . Good in original illustrated self wrappers with a stitched binding the threads of which are showing. Pages rough at lower edges with moderate tanning to the upper and spine edges. Foxing and tanning is quite limited throughout. For the page of September an early prior owner has noted on the 23rd day of the month "sowed wheat to Day" and on the 30th day: "finished wheat to Day Bales 38". Unpaginated; but, containing 36 pages counting the front and rear panels Contains Calculations for the Meridian of Richmond: lists of state officials, county and corporate courts, chancery and district courts, United States courts; antidotes for animal poisons, abscess, chilblains (frostbite), cholera, colic and others; and, a treatise on gardening. (Drake, 14115. Bear: A Checklist of Virginia Almanacs 1732-1850; 337)
    TB22288  $225.00



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    Ridgely, David:  Annals Of Annapolis, comprising Sundry Notices Of That Old City From The Period Of The First Settlements In Its Vicinity In the Year 1649, Until The War of 1812.  Baltimore: Cushing & Brother, 1841. First Edition. Good in its original brown cloth, blind embossed covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches with the majority of the spine strip missing with the exception of that area which carries the gilt title of the book. There is an early prior owner's name and address written at the upper fore corner of the first free end page and much of the book has a dampness stain on the pages. 283 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece. (Howes, R-280; Sabin, 71282)
    TB31176  $75.00



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    Riley, W. Willshire:  Sequel To Riley's Narrative Being A Sketch Of Interesting Incidents In The Life, Voyages And Travels of Capt. James Riley.  Columbus, Ohio: George Brewster, 1851. First Edition. Very good+ in its original ornately embossed, black leather covered boards with gilt text and gilt designs on the spine. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 5 7/8 inches with two 1/2 inch long closed tears to the leather at the head of the spine and with two short 1/4 inch closed tears to the leather at the heel of the spine. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and the contents show spots and marks of foxing throughout. 448 pages of text. Illustrated with 18 plates (plate facing page 251 missing) and one fold-out map of Algiers. The full title reads: "Sequel To Riley's Narrative Being A Sketch Of Interesting Incidents In The Life, Voyages And Travels of Capt. James Riley, from the period of his return to his native land, after his ship-wreck, captivity and sufferings among the Arabs of the desert, as related in his narrative, until his death. Compiled chiefly from the original journal and manuscripts left at his death in possession of his son, W. Willshire Riely." An uncommon title as OCLC and WorldCat only identify seven libraries or institutions worldwide that hold this book.(Sabin, 71400)
    TB32088  $350.00



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    Riley, James:  An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce, Wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa in the Month of August, 1815 with an Account of the Suffering of her Surviving Officers and Crew, Who Were Enslaved by the Wandering Arabs on the Great African Desart, or Zahahrah.....  Hartford: Silas Andrus, c.1817 & 1828, 1847. Reprint of Revised edition of 1847. A small octavo of 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches in very good condition which has been rebacked in 1/4 leather and patterned cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine with "Riley's Narrative" and with gilt dual borders at the head and heel of the spine. The cloth over the boards has deteriorated badly with major portions falling off and the leather over the tips of the boards has worn through. There is an embossed seal on the first free end page from a prior, private owner. Containing 271 pages of text and Illustrated with a frontispiece of "the destructive locust of Africa" and 6 copper engraved plates. Ten plates are called for on the title page and this copy is missing plate number 5 (the Arabic letter) and plate number 10 (the map). It is quite probable that these missing plates are a result of a binder's error as there is no evidence of missing pages and the same appears to be a common problem with other Hartford printings of this title that I have examined. The original edition was self-published in 1817 and was reprinted a number of times by several publishers. (Sabin, 71397 which does not mention this the 1847 printing.)
    TB33078  $275.00




  • Riley, James Whitcomb:  Rhymes of Childhood.  Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Col, 1895. Reprint of 1895. Very good+ in red and light brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and the same on the front board. The top edge of the text block is gilt. With an early prior owner's name and date of July 17th, 1897 on the third free end page and with very minor rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without a dust jacket. A collection of 101 poems. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" high by 4 3/4" deep containing 186 pages of text followed by 22 pages of advertisements.
    TB22123  $15.00



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    Ruskin, John:  On The Old Road A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays, Pamphlets, Etc., Etc., Published 1834-1885 (3 Volumes).  Kent: George Allen, 1885. First Editions. All three volumes of this complete set are in good condition all bound in light blue-gray paper covered boards with paper labels on the spines. The spines are all moderately soiled and tanned and the heads and heels of the spines are well worn and rubbed. The front joints for all three volumes are starting but the hinges, bindings and pages for all are tight and strong with no pages loose. There is an early prior owner's name neatly written on the front paste down of each volume. Without dust jackets. Each volume is a small quarto measuring 9 3/16" tall by 5 3/4" deep. Volume I contains 400 pages; volume II contains pages 405 to 812 and volume III contains 435 pages including the index to all three volumes.
    TB20602  $60.00



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    Samuels, Edward A.:  Ornithology And Oology Of New England.  Boston: Nichols and Noyes, 1867. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in the publisher's original red-brown cloth covered boards with beveled edges, gilt text on the spine, a gilt embossed bird over a nest on the front board with clay end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 5 3/4" with a crease to the lower outside corner of the front board and with the cloth at the head and the heel of the spine worn and beginning to fray at the heel. There are a number of early prior owner's names and locations written on the front end pages. One plate was loose which has been professionally reinserted. Nonetheless, the fore edge of that plate became worn during its "free period". 583 pages including an index Illustrated with drawings in the text and with lithographic plates, those of which illustrate eggs are in color. Many of the plates show some spots of foxing. The full title reads: Ornithology And Oology Of New England: containing Full Descriptions of the Birds Of New England, and Adjoining states and Provinces, Arranged By a Long-Approved Classification and Nomenclature; together with a complete History of Their Habits, Times of Arrival and Departure, Their Distribution, Food, Song, Time of Breeding, and A Careful and Accurate Description of Their nests and Eggs; with Illustrations of many Species of the Birds, and accurate figures of their Eggs.
    TB24226  $200.00



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    Sargent, Winthrop:  The Life And Career Of Major John Andre, Adjutant-General Of The British Army In America.  Boston: Ticknor And Fields, 1861. First Edition. Very good+ in its original blind embossed, brown cloth covered boards with tarnished gilt text on the spine. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 inches with wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the cloth over the tips of the boards and with a gift inscription of "Sept. 9 1863" on the secrond free end page. 471 pages of text and appendices followed by 16 pages of ads from Ticknor and Fields illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Major Andre from an engraving.and a map of the lower east side of the North (Hudson) River. (Howes, S-113; Sabin, 77043)
    TB32868  $450.00



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    Scaeba [Isaac William Stuart]:  Hartford In The Olden Time Its First Thirty Years.  Hartford: F. A. Brown, 1853. First Edition, First printing. Good+ in the publisher's original, highly decorated light green cloth covered boards with gilt designs on the spine and on the front board. The cloth of the back strip at the joints is parted by 1" at the upper edge of the book and the cloth at the rear joint is parted by 3"; yet, the binding remains tight and strong. There is an early prior owner's name on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket, and probably as issued. An octavo measuring 8 7/8 by 5 1/2 inches containing 316 pages of text. Edited by W. M. B. Hartley Illustrated with five steel engravings and a folding map showing the layout of the town as of 1640 with lot owner's names. (Sabin; 30665. Armstrong: Connecticut A Bibliography of its History; 4889)
    TB28848  $150.00



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    Schoolcraft, Henry R.:  Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers With Brief Notices Of Passing Events, Facts And Opinioins, A.D. 1812 To A.D. 1842.  Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo And Co., 1851. First Edition. Good in its original light brown, blind embossed cloth covered boards with gilt text and embossing on the spine and decorative embossing on the boards. An octavo of 9 by 5 3/4 inches with an early prior owner's name on the verso of the first free end page and with a dampness stain to the rear of the book which has warped the upper half of the rear board and caused a water stain to the upper half of the last 80 pages in the book. In addition, the pages of the contents show mild foxing throughout. 703 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author. Howes considers this title "quite scarce" who also notes that not all copies contain the frontispiece portrait. (Howes, S-190; Sabin, 7787; Graff, 3699; Field 1377)
    TB30921  $250.00



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    Schoolcraft, Henry R.:  The American Indians, Their HIstory, Condition And Prospects From Original Notes And Manuscripts.  Buffalo: George H. Derby And Co., 1851. New Revised Edition of 1851. In a fine, black cloth binding applied in 1979 with a black gilt text label on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 5 1/2 inches with new end sheets. Part of the original cloth over the rear board is pasted to the rear fixed end sheet. The contents are generally in very good condition with occasional spots of foxing throughout, an early prior owner's name at the upper fore corner of the title page. and a dampness stain in the lower fore corner of pages 13 through133 which does not impact on the readability of the text. A handwritten, pencil note on the rear end sheet states that the rebinding was done in August of 1979 by Craftsman Bookbinders of Portland, Maine. Bound-in at the rear of the text is a prospectus for John Quincy Adams' book on Madison and Monroe. 495 pages of text. Illustrated by a frontispiece and seven plates. This title was originally published in 1845 in New York under the title: Oneota, Or Characteristics of The Red Race of America. (Howes, S-188)
    TB30922  $225.00




  • Scott, Sir Walter:  Lady Of The Lakes (Mauchline Ware).  London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1866. Reprint of 1866. This Scottish souvenir is in near fine condition bound within two wooden boards of sycamore and typically printed and illustrated with a scene of Scotland and holding a book by one of Scotland's leading poets or authors. In this case the author is Sir Walter Scott and the title is Lady Of The Lake. The manufactures of this product were William and Andrew Smith of Mauchline, Scotland who, during the Victorian era, started a factory making decorated snuff-boxes about 1825. By the 1850's when the railroads were allowing tourists to travel longer distances their trade expanded to handsome souvenirs which were decorated with things Scottish. Carpenters and cabinetmakers from Mauchline began competing with the Smiths giving the town a growing source of income and notoriety....hence "Mauchline Ware". (Source: TartanasAuthority.com) This handsome book is a 24mo of 5 7/8 by 3 3/4 inches with all edges of the text block gilt The front board is illustrated with an untitled scene somewhere in Scotland. The rear board is printed with the following: "Warranted oak from Stirling Castle of the Royal Palace And bought in the Douglas Room".
    TB32268  $300.00




  • Scott, Sir Walter:  The Scottish Keepsake, or The Songs of The Arshire Bard - Mauchline Ware.  Mauchline, Arshire, Scotland: William and Andrew Smith, no date (circa 1860). . This Scottish souvenir is in very good condition bound within two wooden boards of sycamore and typically printed and illustrated with a scene of Scotland and holding a book by one of Scotland's leading poets or authors. In this case the author is Robert Burns and the title is Songs of Burns. The manufactures and publishers of this little book were William and Andrew Smith of Mauchline, Scotland who, during the Victorian era, started a factory making decorated snuff-boxes about 1825. By the 1850's when the railroads were allowing tourists to travel longer distances their trade expanded to handsome souvenirs which were decorated with things Scottish. As demand for these souvenirs grew, Carpenters and cabinetmakers from Mauchline began competing with the Smiths giving the town a growing source of income and notoriety....hence "Mauchline Ware". (Source: TartanasAuthority.com) This tiny volume is a 32mo of 4 3/8 by 2 3/4 inches and is illustrated on the front board with a scene of Dunkeld "the Eden of the north". The rear board is illustrated with a scene of The Hermitage in Dunfeld. The hinge and joint for the rear board have separated allowing the rear board to be loose from the text block. All edges of the text block are gilt. 133 pages of text.
    TB32269  $200.00



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    Scott, Sir Walter:  The Vision of Don Roderick, The Field of Waterloo, and Other Poems.  Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company, 1815. Third Edition. Near fine in a recent full, burgundy leather binding with gilt text stamping and rules on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5" with marbled edges to the text block which is clean, bright and completely free of foxing or tanning and without any prior owner's names, book plates or markings. Without a dust jacket as it most probably never had one. 264 pages of text. A collection of 26 poems. With page 159 misnumbered as called for in William B. Todd's and Ann Bowden's extensive bibliography of Sir Walter Scott A Bibliographical History. (Todd, 59Ai) A beautifully bound copy of a fine Edinburgh edition of Scotland's most famous bard.
    TB24168  $140.00



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    [Scott, Sir Walter]:  The Life Of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor Of The French With A Preliminary View Of The French Revolution.  Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1827. First Edition In Original Boards. All three volumes of this complete set are in good condition each bound it their original, 1/4 tan cloth and blue paper covered boards with the remnants of their paper labels on the spines. Each is a small octavo of 9 1/4 by 5 3/4 inches with the top edges trimmed and the other edges rough cut. All three volumes suffer from dampness stains to the margins and the last 18 pages of volume II the damp staining is more extensive. All three volumes show an early prior owner's name (A. D. Smith) scattered throughout and, as stated above, the paper labels only remain in part. Volume I contains 516 pages. Volume II contains 399 pages and volume III contains 366 pages followed by an appendix of 69 pages which is followed by a two page errata.
    TB30801  $200.00



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    Secretary of the Navy:  Letter from The Secretary of the Navy, of the Twenty-Seventh Instant, To The chairman of the Naval Committee, together with sundry documents. December 31, 1813. Printed by order of the Senate of the United States..  Washington City: Printed by Roger C. Weightman, 1813. . Recently bound in royal blue cloth covered boards with a paper label on the front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5". The contents show only light tanning and a few minor spots of foxing. Without a dust jacket. 19 pages comprising letters detailing the victory of USS Enterprise against HMS Boxer on Sept. 5, 1813 off the coast of Monhegan Island, Maine; and, letters from Oliver Hazard Perry detailing the victory of the US squadron on Lake Erie over the British squadron occurring on September, 10, 1813.
    TB26978  $60.00



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    Selleck, Rev. C. M.:  Scenes In Fairfied County Published in Twelve Parts.  Chicago: W. H. Parish Publishing Co., 1893. . A complete collection of twelve folios each within printed, heavy paper wraps over stapled bindings. Each folio measures 13 1/4 by 10 13/16 inches. Each of these folios (or "Parts") are protected within clear, polyester, archival sleeves. All twelve folios are contained within a cardboard box. The parts vary in conditions ranging from very good to near fine with any damage limited to chipping to the wraps or separation at the fold of the wrapper. Each of the twelve parts typically contain 8 pages all printed on the recto sides. (Part 2 contains only 6 pages.) At least one page in each is printed text by Rev. C. M. Selleck. The rest of the pages are illustrated with fine black and white photographs of scenes along the Norwalk River, large attractive Victorian homes in Danbury, Wilton, Norwalk, Stamford and Greenwich. The majority of the photographs are of scenes, homes, or institutional buildings are in Norwalk. Of interest are unusual photographs of early saw mills on the Norwalk River, harbor scenes of Norwalk and South Norwalk, the Col. Frank Roberts Military School, the hotel at Roton Point, the Norwalk Club, Belle Island, There is no indication of the name of the photographer. No copies of this title are listed for sale on the Internet at this time and no copies could be found on OCLC.
    TB29723  $450.00



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    Seton Thompson, Ernest:  The Trail of the Sandhill Stag.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in the publisher's original light green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with a gilt on green title block on the front board and with light green end sheets with the top edge of the text block gilt. A small octavo measuring 7 3/4" by 5 3/4" with the edges of the boards flexible boards tilted inward and with very light soiling to the front board. Without a dust jacket as existent copies are seldom seen. 93 pages of text illustrated with a color frontispiece and 60 drawings by the author/artist 7 of which are full page plates. There are no markings, gift inscriptions or book plates within this copy. The hinges and joints are tight and strong with all pages tight. Uncommon in such nice condition.
    TB24758  $40.00



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    Seward, Senator William H.:  Speech of William H. Seward, For The Immediate Admission Of Kansas Into The Union. Senate Of The United States, April 9, 1854..  Washington, DC: Printed by Buell & Blanchard, 1854. . Unbound sheets in very good condition with some tanning in the margins. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 6". A single sheet folded three time with16 numbered pages of double column text. (Sabin, 79572)
    TB27460  $25.00



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    Shannon, Joseph:  Manual Of The Corporation Of The City Of New York.  New York: E. Jones & Co., Printer, 1868. . Very good in its original dark red, pebbled cloth covered boards with elaborate gilt text and designs on the spine and the New York City seal on the front board. A thick octavo measuring 8 5/8 by 5 3/4 inches with two 1/8" deep chips to the cloth at the head of the spine and fraying to the rest of that edge and the cloth at the heel of the spine is completely worn down to the edge of the text block. The first free end page has been torn away (it was blank) and now replaced allowing for a reinforced front hinge, the rear hinge is starting and several of the plates towards the rear of the volume have dampness stains on their margins. One of the hand colored plates (facing p792) is torn so that only about 1/3rd of the plate remains. 912 pages of tables and text. Illustrated throughout. At the front of the book is the hand-colored, fold-out map of Manhattan which is largely undamaged or worn. Near the rear of the book is the very large, fold-out map of upper Manhattan above 86th Street to illustrate the Battle of Harlem Heights. Other than a few un-necessary creases, this map is also undamaged. The large, engraved bird's eye map of the city and it environs has a number of closed tears, but no losses. This copy is further illustrated with 9 black and white plates, 11 color plates, two-fold out plates and 76 engravings within the text.
    TB29399  $400.00



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    [Silliman, Benjamin]:  Remarks Made On A Short Tour Between Hartford And Quebec in the Autumn of 1819.  New Haven: S. Converse, 1824. Second Edition, with corrections and additions. Near fine in a recent light brown cloth binding with gilt text and borders stamped on the spine and new end sheets. A small octavo measuring 7 5/8 by 4 3/4 inches Without a dust jacket. 443 pages of text with an engraved title page and a printed title page. Illustrated with a frontispiece and nine engraved plates by Simon S. Jocelyn. Silliman was a noted American chemist, geologist and educator at Yale. He was Yale's first professor of chemistry and natural history. In this trip Silliman provides comment not only on sites and landmarks, but also the topography and geology of the areas he traveled. (Howes S-459; Sabin 81042)
    TB28823  $150.00



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    Simpson, Thomas:  A Treatise Of Algebra: Wherein the Principles Are Demonstrated.  Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1809. First American Edition based on the Eighth London Edition. Very near fine in a contemporary full leather (sheep) binding with a gilt stamped, red leather title label on the spine and gilt stamped rules on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 1/4 inches with what was probably a book plate on the front paste down, a dampness stain on the upper edges of the first three pages (which includes the title page with no intrusion of that stain to the printed text) and with a five digit number stamped in blue at the lower edge of the first page to the Author's Preface. The pages of the text block are uniformly tanned with age and do not show any foxing. 400 pages of text and illustrated with algebraic expressions and geometrical illustrations. The full title reads: "A Treatise Of Algebra: Wherein the Principles Are Demonstrated, And Applied In Many Useful And Interesting Inquiries, And In The Resolution Of A Great Variety Of Problems Of Different Kinds. To Which Is Added, The Geometrical Construction OF A Great Number Of Linear And Plane Problems, With The Method Of Resolving The Same Numerically."
    TB28728  $125.00



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    Smith, W. L. G.:  Life at the South: Or "Uncle Tom's Cabin" as It is. Being Narratives, Scenes, and Incidents in the Real "Life of the Lowly.".  Buffalo, NY: Geo. H. Derby And Co., 1852. First Edition. Good+ in its original, blind stamped cloth covered boards with gilt text on its spine with front and rear end sheets printed on yellow paper with ads by the publisher for other volumes. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 4 3/4 inches with the cloth at the head of the spine worn down to the upper edge of the text block and with the cloth at the heel of the spine worn and dimpled inward. The cloth over the front joint is rubbed through, but remains holding; and, with the cloth over the tips of the boards rubbed through. The contents show only occasional spots of foxing 519 pages of text illustrated with a double frontispiece separated with a tissue guard and seven plates from engravings. According to Joseph Sabin in his bibliography, A Dictionary of Books relating to America, three of the plates in the book came from another author's book and that Smith wrote this title as a response to Harriott Beacher Stowe's book in order to illustrate the more "pleasant aspects of slavery". The book is dedicated to the memory of Henry Clay who was the advocate of the American Colonization Society" (Howes, S-715; Sabin, 84811)
    TB32399  $275.00



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    Smith, Ralph D.:  The History of Guilford, Connecticut, from its First Settlement in 1639.  Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell', 1877. First Edition. Very good+ in light brown cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches which appears to be in a more recent library rebinding with printed end sheets and what may be a library call number written on the front paste down. Without a dust jacket. 219 pages including an index, appendices and text and illustrated with the floor plans for Guilford's Old Stone House erected in 1639. Emphasis is placed on the original settlers of the town and its early history. The contents are very tight and clean copy with no foxing or tanning.
    TB31847  $150.00



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    Spaulding, John H.:  Historical relics Of The White Mountains.  Boston: Nathaniel Noyes, 1855. First Edition. Good in its original blind stamped brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the front board. A 16mo of 6 3/4 by 4 1/4 inches with the cloth worn through over the joints and rubbed through over the tips of the boards. There are two early prior owner's name on the first free end page, a 3/4 inch closed tear to the fore edge of the frontispiece (which has been repaired with archival tape) and occasional spots of foxing throughout the text. Without a dust jacket and most likely never had one. 96 pages of text followed by a 5 page appendix and a page of advertising for the Summit House on Mount Washington.
    TB31002  $60.00



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    State of Montana:  Constitution Of The State of Montana A Adopted By The Constitutional Convention Held At Helena, Montanta, July 4, A. D. 1889 and Ending August 17, A. D. 1889 And Also an Address To The People.  Helena, Montana: Independent Publishing Co., (1899). First Edition. Near fine in original, printed, pink, thin paper wraps over a stab sewn binding. A small octavo of 7 15/16 by 5 1/4 inches with minor traces of soiling to the covers. The contents are very slightly tanned. 76 pages of text. A very clean, handsome and damage free copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
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    Stevens, John Austin:  The Expedition of Lafayette Against Arnold.  Baltimore, Md: Peabody Publication Fund, 1878. First Edition. Very good+ in printed, paper wraps over a sewn and glued binding. A small quarto of 9 1/2 by 6 inches with the paper over the spine worn and rubbed yet the binding remains strong. The contents are clean and bright with no prior ownership markings of any kind. "A Paper read before the Maryland Historical Society on January 14th, 1878" by the author. 36 pages of text. The pages remain un-opened. The title page is printed in red and black.
    TB32923  $50.00



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    Stevenson, Robert Louis:  David Balfour Being Memoirs of his Adventures at Home and Abroad.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1893. First Edition. Very good+ in its original light brown, cloth covered boards with gilt text and brown decorations on the spine and the same with silver colored swords forming a border around the text on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4 by 5 7/8 inches with a 1/8" chip to the cloth at the heel of the spine and three very short closed tears to the cloth at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket. 406 pages of text followed by four pages of ads from the publisher. Published in the UK under the title Catriona. It is the sequel to Kidnapped. (Gerstley Stevenson Collection, 54A)
    TB29108  $75.00



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    Stevenson, Robert Louis:  St. Ives The Adventures of a French Prisoner in England.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. First Edition. Very good+ in its original brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and a decoration on the spine and with gilt text above and below a Heraldic ornament with gilt text on a green background on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7 3/8 by 5 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards. 438 pages of text followed by a blank page and four pages of ads from the publisher. This US version of the title was released a year before the British version was published. (Gerstley Stevenson Collection, 68; Rosenbach, 155; Prideaux,49)
    TB29109  $30.00



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    Stevenson, Robert Louis:  Across The Plains With Other Memories And Essays.  London: Chatto & Windus, 1892. First Edition. Good in dark blue cloth covered beveled boards with gilt text on the spine and with the top edge of the text block gilt. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 4 7/8 inches with the cloth worn through at the tips of the boards and beginning to wear and separate at the front joint. The cloth at the head of the spine is worn down to the the upper edge of the text block and there are minor spots of foxing to the rear four pages of text. Without a dust jacket. 317 pages of text. (Gerstley Stevenson Collection, 48)
    TB29111  $30.00




  • Stevenson, Robert Louis:  Weir Of Hermiston An Unfinished Romance .  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. First US Edition. An ex-library in very good condition in its original olive green cloth covered boards with gilt text and designs on the spine and on the front board created by Margaret Armstrong. The upper edge of the text block is gilt. A 12mo measuring 7 by 4 3/4 inches with library call numbers written in white ink at the base of the spine, a 1/4" closed tear to the cloth at the head of the spine, the cloth on the spine is very slightly faded and there is a university library book plate on the front paste down. The call number is repeated in pencil on the copyright page and there is a stamped accession number on the dedication page. There is a library pocket and date slip attached to the rear end pages. The joints, hinges and binding remain tight and strong. 266 pages followed by four pages of ads from the publisher for other titles by Stevenson. (Gerstley Stevenson Collection, 62B)
    TB29106  $25.00



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    Stevenson, Robert Louis, and Lloyd Osbourne:  The Wrong Box.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1889. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in the publisher's original light brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with a paper label of brown text surrounded by a border on the front board and with a small ad torn from the classified section of a news paper added as a second label to the lower quarter of the front board. A 12mo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn and rubbed and the cloth on the same tanned. There is a prior owner's name in pencil and a second prior owner's stamp on the first free end page. 244 pages of text followed by four pages of ads by the publisher. A mystery-comedy co-authored with Stevenson's step-son. (Widener, 111; Wright, 5199)
    TB24883  $120.00



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    Stiles, Henry R.:  The History Of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut, Including East Windsor, South Windsor and Ellington 1635-1891. Vols. I and II.  Hartford: Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1891. Third and best edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ in their original dark blue, cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines. Both volumes are small quartos measuring 10 5/8 by 7 inches. Volume I has a 1/4 inch closed tear to the cloth and underlying board at the upper edge of the front board and the lower for corner of the front board is bumped and weak. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is lightly rubbed and there are several very short closed tears to the cloth at the head of the spine. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine of volume II is lightly rubbed as are the tips of the boards. Volume I (History) contains 950 pages including an extensive index of names, a general index, errata page, appendices and 870 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece, and 36 vignettes and plates of maps and images from engravings and 25 facsimile autographs. Note: page 591 is mislabeled "691". Volume II (Genealogies and Biographies) contains 867 pages including an index of names, appendices and 830 pages of text. Illustrated with 62 images from photographs. Howes states that this, the third edition, is the best edition on the subject. (Howes, S1002)
    TB31717  $450.00



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    Stiles, M.D., Henry Reed:  Bundling: Its Origins, Progress and Decline in America.  Albany: Knickerbocker Publishing Company, 1871. First Edition. Fine in brown, pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches. Without a dust jacket. 138 pages including an index, appendices and text. This is the first appearance of this title not to be confused with the reprint done by the Peter Pauper Press which only. contains 88 pages.
    TB30977  $150.00




  • Stone, William L.:  The Campaign Of Lieut. Gen. John Burgoyne, And The Expedition of Lieut. Col. Barry St. Leger.  Albany, NY: Joel Munsell, 1877. First Edition. Very good- in its original decorated, blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine with a gilt image of the surrender of Burgoyne to Gates. The front board is decorated with embossed black borders. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 4 7/8 inches with wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the cloth over the tips of the boards is worn through, the front board is soiled and rubbed at its fore edge, the front hinge is shot and the rear hinge has been reinforced, and there is an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. The second free end page is warmly inscribed and signed by the author to John Henry Sarin whose book plate is on the front paste down. 461 pages of text including an index, an extensive appendix (within which is a bibliography) and text. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Burgoyne from an engraving and a fold-out map of the Saratoga battlefield, a facsimile, seven portraits, three plates of locations and four vignettes. (Howes, S-1036; Gephart, 6222; Klein, 307)
    TB32878  $300.00



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    Stone, William L.:  The Poetry And History of Wyoming: Containing Campbell's Gertrude and the History of Wyoming From Its Discovery To The Beginning Of The Present Century.  Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1864. Third Edition. Very good in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small octavo of 8 by 4 3/4 inches with each of the fore corners of the boards bumped, the cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed, a 1/2 inch white stain on the front board and a 1/4 inch wide ink stain four inches long down from the upper edge of the front board. The hinges and joints remain tight and strong and the contents are completely free of tanning with only occasional small spots of foxing. 406 pages including an index. Illustrated with a portrait of Joseph Brant who with his party of Mohawks was a participant in this battle on the British side. The bulk of the text are sheets from the second edition while the index and a new, rubricated title page are the only inclusions of this the third edition. This book and its subtexts refers to the Battle (massacre) of Wyoming, Pennsylvania in July 3rd 1788 when British forces combined with Loyalists and several Indian tribes fought and defeated outnumbered American patriots. The American side suffered 340 dead and approximately 20 captured. The British side suffered only 3 killed and 8 wounded. (Sabin, 92151)
    TB32872  $140.00



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    Story, Joseph:  Commentaries On The Constitution Of The United States With A Preliminary Review Of The Constitutional History Of The Colonies And States, Before The Adoption Of The Constitution.  Boston and Cambridge: Hilliard, Gray, And Company and Brown, Shattuck, And Co., 1833. First Edition. All three volumes of this complete set are in near fine condition in recent 1/2 calf leather and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with red and black, gilt stamped title blocks in two compartments and with gilt bands and gilt banding at the edges of the leather on the boards. All three are octavos of 8 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches with new end sheets. The blank leaves prior to the title pages and at the end of each text block show spots of mild foxing some of which have migrated to the title page and last printed page; otherwise, the contents are remarkably clean and bright. Volume I contains 494 pages; volume II contains 555 pages; and, volume III contains 776 which includes and index for all three volumes. Story was a noted and accomplished attorney, a member of Congress for one term and was appointed an associate justice of the Supreme Court in 1811. His greatest contribution was this title which is still considered "the standard treatise on the subject" of the Constitution. (Wikipedia) (Howes, S-1047; Sabin, 92291; DAB,IX p102-108) A particularly handsome set whose importance to the study of the Constitution is as important as The Federalist.
    TB32375  $13000.00



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    Stowe, Harriet Beecher:  Uncle Tom's Cabin: or, Life Among The Lowly.  Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. First Edition , second printing. Both small octavo volumes of this two volume set are in very good condition in original light brown cloth covered boards with off-white end sheets, blind embossing around the edges of each board with a gilt embossing in the center of each front board with gilt text and blind embossing on the spines. The fly title pages for both volumes are lacking and both volumes have an obvious lean to the spines. Both volumes are from the Tenth Thousandth (second printing) series. The first printing of this landmark book occurred on March 20, 1852. Per BAL by April 1, 1852 a second printing of ten thousand copies had been produced which was followed by a third printing of fifty thousand copies which sold out in only 8 weeks by mid-May of 1852. A worthy, matched set of one of the most important books of the 19th century. Both volumes are illustrated with a frontispiece and three plates by Hammatt Billings. (BAL 19343; Printing and The Mind of Man, 332)
    TB32315  $1800.00



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    Stowe, Harriet Beecher:  Uncle Tom's Cabin: or, Life Among The Lowly (Illustrated Edition).  Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1853. First Illustrated Edition Complete in One Volume. Very near fine in 1/2 black morocco leather and brown pebbled cloth covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt tool work surrounding the raised bands and gilt text in one of the compartments. The end sheets are marbled paper. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches with foxing on the recto of the frontispiece and a 1 1/2 inch circular dampness stain on that recto and on the verso side and the facing page which appears faintly on the title page. The first two pages of the text have been reinforced on their fore edges as has the last page of the text. The hinges and joints are tight and strong. There are no prior ownership markings or book plates. 560 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece of the author and a second frontispiece of Eva with approximately 114 steel engravings as chapter headings, chapter endings and vignettes from Hammatt Billings' original art and engraved by Baker and Smith. (BAL, 19527)
    TB33143  $800.00



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    Stowe, Harriet Beecher:  A Key To Uncle Tom's Cabin; Presenting The Original Facts and Documents Upon Which The Story is Founded. Together with Corroborative Statements Verifying the Truth of the Work..  Boston: John P. Jewett & Co., 1853. First Edition, First printing. Very good in its original, blind stamped black cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and with light yellow end sheets. (BAL binding = C.) A small quarto measuring 9 5/8 by 6 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed and worn and the cloth over the tips of the boards is worn through, Both front and rear joints have splits to the cloth, but are holding. The hinges are sound and tight. The contents are extremely clean and tight with no foxing or tanning. Without a dust jacket (if ever one was issued with one). 262 pages of text including an index followed by two pages of ads by the publisher. A second issue of the first US edition with the printers' imprint of Hobart & Robbins and Damrell & Moore on the copyright page. (BAL, 19359; Sabin, 92412)
    TB33175  $350.00



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    Stowe, Harriet Beecher:  Dred: A Tale Of The Great Dismal Swamp.  Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1856. First Edition, First State. Both volumes of this two volume set are in good+ to very good- condition in the publisher's original decorated, dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines and blind embossing to the boards (with the 20 embossed dots on each board). The cloth at the heads and heels of the spines is worn down to the edges of the text blocks and there is a chip of 1/8" wide by 1/3" deep at the head of volume I. The top joint to volume II is cracked approximately 1/2 the length of the board but the joint remains tight and strong. There is an early prior owner's name on the first free end pages of both volumes and the cloth at the lower edges of the boards is worn through. Volume I contains 329 pages followed by six pages of ads. Volume II contains 370 pages (including the appendix) followed by one blank leaf. Both volumes are first state copies with the correct point on page 88 of volume I, no batter on page 209 and line 9 from the bottom on page 370 makes no mention of the "Ruskins". Both volumes are in binding "A" per BAL 19389 with light yellow end papers. An attractive first edition set of Stowe's sequel to Uncle Tom's Cabin.
    TB20271  $175.00



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    Strachey, William:  The Historie Of Travaile Into Virginia Britannia; Expressing The Cosmographie And Comodities Of The Country, Togither With The Manners And Customs Of The People.  London: Hakluyt Society, 1849. First Edition. Good+ in its original patterned, green cloth covered boards with four simulated raised bands on the spine with gilt text and with a gilt stamped image of 17th century vessel on the front board which is highlighted with blind embossing on both boards. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches with the cloth at the head and heel spine worn down to the edges of the text block. The spine strip is considerably darker than the cloth on the boards. The upper fore corner of the rear board is chipped by 1/4". The cloth over the joints is heavily worn, the front hinge has been reinforced and the rear hinge has cracked, but the binding is holding with no loose pages or signatures. The contents are modestly foxed at the beginning and end pages, but otherwise clean and free of foxing or tanning. 203 pages including an index, "A Dictionarie of The Indian Language" and text. Illustrated with a facsimile of important signatures,a fold-out map and five plates. "Edited from the original manuscript,in the British Museum by R. Hl Major, of the British Museum." The content of the manuscript and this volume cover a period ranging over 1610, 1611 and 1612. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". As Thomas D. Clark states in his bibliography, Travels in the Old South: "Strachey was the first secretary of the colony of Virginia, Charles M. Andrews calls him 'the first historian of Virgiina.' The book is well written and interesting." (Howes, S-1053; Clark, I,157))
    TB29919  $500.00



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    Stuart, I. W.:  Life of Jonathan Trumbull, Sen., Governor Of Connecticut.  Boston: Crocker And Brewster, c1849, 1859. First Edition. Very good+ in its original decorated, brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and designs on the spine and a gilt sketch of a home on the front board together with elaborate blind embossing. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 5 3/4 inches with mild rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with the cloth over the tips of the boards worn through. Light foxing exists on the preliminaries up to the title page and to the final two leaves in the book. There is an early book plate of J. G. Belden attached to the front pastedown. 700 pages of text. Illustrated with a color frontispiece from an original painting and three color plates. Governor Trumbull (1710-1785) was an important contributor to the American Revolution providing Washington and his troops with badly needed food, clothing and munitions. A very tight and handsome copy.(Sabin, 93164)
    TB31497  $150.00



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    Thackeray, W. M.:  Lovel The Widower.  London: Smith, Elder And Co., 1861. First Edition. Near fine in 3/4 red leather and red cloth covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt decorations in the compartments. A small octavo of 7 5/8 by 4 3/4 inches with the leather worn through over the upper rear tip of the board and light rubbing to the leather at the head and heel of the spine and lower tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket. 258 pages of text followed by 16 pages of publisher's ads. Illustrated with a frontispiece, four plates each with a tissue guard and six vignettes within the text. The original cloth from one of the boards and the back strap with its gilt text is bound in at the rear of the book.
    TB30375  $150.00



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    The New Haven Union Co.:  Institutions And Features Of The City of New Haven, Conn..  New Haven, Conn.: The New Haven Union Co., n. d. (circa 1898). First Edition. Very good+ in its original brown cloth covered boards with gilt text, decorations and blind embossing borders on the front board. An oblong of 11 3/4 bu 14 with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. The full title reads: "Institutions And Features Of The City of New Haven, Conn. Illustrations And Sketches Of The Professional, Banking, Wholesale, Marine and Manufacturing Interests. Including Portraits and Biographies of Well Known People." 108 pages of text, ads and images. Illustrated from black and white photographs and engravings throughout.
    TB31678  $75.00



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    The Norwich Board Of Trade:  Norwich, Connecticut: Its Important as a Business and Manufacturing Centre and as a Place of Residence A Brief Review of its Past and Present.  Norwich, Conn.: The Norwich Board Of Trade, 1888. First Edition. Very good+ in its original binding of brown, blind embossed cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the front board. A small quarto of 9 3/4 by 6 1/2 inches with moderate wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with a vertical crease to the rear board. Without a dust jacket. 80 pages of text and images followed by 34 pages of ads by local merchants and businesses. Illustrated throughout from images from black and white photographs of homes, businesses, manufacturing buildings and monuments.
    TB31677  $85.00



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    Thoreau, Henry David:  A Week On The Concord And Merrimack Rivers.  Boston and Cambridge: James Munroe And Company, 1849. First Edition, First and only Printing. Very good- in its original, light brown, wavy cloth covered boards blind stamped with a five-rule border on both boards. This copy has been professionally rebacked preserving the majority of the original spine strip and retaining the original end sheets. A small octavo of 7 13/16 by 4 3/4 inches with the cloth worn through at the fore edges of the boards and in sections along the upper and lower edges of the boards. The front hinge is starting and there are occasional marginal pencil marks in the text. Heavy erasures of the front and rear most end sheets have also caused two small holes in those pages. There is a minor tanning to the interior of the facing pages 112 and 113 perhaps from two small leaves having been pressed within the book. Lastly, the page announcing the imminent publication of Walden is missing a 1 1/2 inch chip from its upper fore corner. That chip has no impact on the printed text on that page. 413 pages of text followed by a one page announcement stating Walden "will soon be published". It is important to note that due to a printer's error the last three lines of page 396 are missing. Those lines have been written out in pencil perhaps by the author or the author's sister as indicated in both BAL and Borst. The printer's errors on page 120 and 139 have not been either noted or corrected. This was Thoreau's first book, which he had to pay for to get published. Unfortunately, it did not sell well. From bibliographic sources, we infer that this copy is most likely one of the 256 bound, unsold copies returned to Thoreau in October 1853 by the publisher. In 1862 Ticknor and Fields purchased 145 bound copies and the 450 unbound sheets from Thoreau. During the intervening years Thoreau either gave away or sold 111 of the bound copies. In that time Thoreau discovered the missing lines on page 396. In some of those bound copies either Thoreau or his sister, Sophia Thoreau, and an unknown third individual added the missing lines on the lower portion of that page in pencil. Expert opinion indicates that this handwriting is not that of either Thoreau or his sister. (BAL 20104; Borst A1.1.a1; Howes T-220)
    TB29389  $7500.00



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    Thoreau, Henry D.:  Walden; Or, Life In The Woods (Fifth Printing).  Boston: Ticknor And Fields, 1865. Fifth Printing. Very good+ in its original, light brown, blind stamped cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo of 7 1/16 by 4 3/8 inches with a number of tears and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. The cloth over the tips of the boards has been worn through. The front and rear joints have been professionally reinforced. The front hinge has started, but remains strong. There is an early prior owner's name in pencil on the first free end page. There is a water mark at the top edge of the text block near the spine, but there is no sign of dampness on any margins below that stain. The last 37 pages of the book show a small water stain in the margin of the upper fore corner of those pages. A small closed tear to the fore edge of page 241 has been repaired with archival tape. Gray end sheets with 357 numbered pages of text followed by 21 numbered pages of publisher's ads dated September, 1865 and those are followed by 3 un-numbered pages. The book is contained within a fine, cloth covered slip case of a color in harmony with the cloth covers of the book. Illustrated with an engraving on the title page and Thoreau's map of Walden Pond facing page 307. This reprint of a classic of American literature only saw 500 copies printed. (BAL, 20106; Borst, A2.1.e)
    TB32143  $2200.00



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    Thoreau, Henry David:  The Maine Woods.  Boston: Tickner And Fields, 1864. Second Edition. Very good in brown, blind stamped cloth covered boards with decorative blind stamping on the boards with the spine decorated with a gilt wreath and gilt text which is worn and fading. A 12mo measuring 7 1/8 by 4 1/2 inches with coated brown end sheets with the cloth over the joints worn in several areas and at the head and heel of the spine. The cloth over the tips of the boards is worn through. The last half of the text block shows a very faint dampness stain to the upper fore corner in the margins. The hinges, joints and the contents are sound and tight. 328 pages including an appendix. This edition was not bound with the publisher's catalog. The page facing the title page shows a list of Thoreau's books published by Ticknor And Fields with the sizes of each book listed. One of only 500 copies of the second edition printed. (BAL, 20113; Borst, A4.1.b)
    TB33150  $900.00



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    Thoreau, Henry D.:  Excursions.  Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. First Edition. Very good+ in the publisher's original dark green sawtooth cloth covered boards with copper colored text and decorations and text on the spine, blind embossed borders with a blind stamped wreath on both boards and brown coated end papers. A 12mo of 7 by 4 1/2 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn in small spots. An early prior owner's name is in ink on the verso of the first free end page which is duplicated, in pencil, but upside down, on the last fixed end sheet. As is typically seen the frontispiece portrait of Thoreau shows light spots of foxing which have bled through the facing tissue guard to the title page. The contents are otherwise predominantly free of foxing and tanning. 319 pages of text the first 29 pages of which is a biographical sketch of Thoreau written by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson. The first edition of this title consisted of only 1,500 bound copies of 1,558 printed. It was the first of his books to carry an image (an engraved frontispiece) of the author. (BAL 20111; Borst A3.1.a)
    TB29397  $725.00



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    Thoreau, Henry D.:  Winter: From The Journal of Henry D. Thoreau.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888 (c1887). First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in its original green cloth covered beveled boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt embossed facsimile of the author's signature on the front board and black coated end papers. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine iss lightly rubbed as is the cloth at the upper and lower tips of the boards. Page 207/208 has a hole at the spine edge of the text about 1/2 way down the page of approximately 3/8" in diameter. On the front paste down is a very handsome, one inch square, black leather book plate of Burton Currie. The hinges and joints are tight and strong and the contents are free of any tanning or foxing. Edited by H. G. O. Blake. 439 pages including an index followed by a 14 page advertisement from Houghton Mifflin. This was the third of Thoreau's "four seasons" which followed Early Spring and Summer. Published records indicate that only 1,550 copies of the first printing of this title were produced making this a very uncommon title in highly collectable condition. (BAL, 20129; Borst, A.10.1a)
    TB29387  $320.00



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    Thoreau, Henry David:  Cape Cod.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1896. First Edition. Both volumes in this two volume set are in near fine condition in decorated olive cloth covered boards with gilt decorations and text stamping on the spines and on the front boards and with the top edges of the text blocks in gilt. The upper ends of purple placement ribbons are sewn-in at the heads of the spines. The hinges and joints for both volumes are tight and strong, the pages are neat and clean and there are no names, dates, or gift inscriptions. The cloth on the spines is very slightly faded to a warm light tan color as are the outside edges of the boards. This is the illustrated edition of Thoreau's classic work with wonderful, small color drawings by Amelia M.Watson in the margins scattered throughout the text of both volumes. The covers of these two volumes represent a fine example of the decorative book cover work performed by Sarah Wyman Whitman (1842-1904). Overall, a very handsome and collectable set of one of Thoreau's most enjoyable works. (BAL 20192; Borst, A5.3)
    TB33117  $275.00



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    Trevelyan, George Otto:  The Early History Of Charles James Fox.  London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1880. First Edition. Very good- in 3/4 leather (calf) and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text on a red leather label and gilt decorations in the compartments. The edges of the leather on the boards is decorated with blind embossing and the end sheets match the marbled paper on the boards. The edges of the text block are marbled. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/4" with a 1/4" chip from the leather at the head of the spine and the leather is worn through at the tips of the boards. The previously weak front joint and front hinge have been professionally repaired. 545 pages including an index.
    TB27063  $50.00



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    Trumbull, Benjamin:  A Complete History of Connecticut Civil and Ecclesiastical.  New London: H. D. Utley, 1898. First Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition in tan buckram cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spines. The spines of both volumes are only slightly tanned. Two small quartos measuring 9 1/4 by 5 5/8 inches. Neither volume is within a dust jacket. Volume I contains 495 pages including its index and Volume II contains 475 pages with its index. The complete title reads: "A Complete History of Connecticut Civil and Ecclesiastical From the Emigration of its First Planters, from England, in the Year 1630, to the Year 1764: and to the Close of the Indian Wars". Originally published in Hartford in 1797 this volume is a 100th year anniversary tribute to the author's "most careful, minute, and conscientious chronicle of the colonial history of the State which has ever been written...." (Jonathan Trumbull, 1898 in the introduction.) An extremely attractive and clean set with no prior ownership markings of any kind. (Howes, T-366)
    TB31673  $150.00



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    Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).  New York: Charles L. Webster And Company, 1885. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in the publisher's original decorated green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block and gilt text on the spine and gilt and black decorations and text on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn down to the edged of the text block (with professional repairs made to these flaws with cloth inserted and colored to match the original backstrip). The front and rear hinges were beginning to crack, but have both been professionally reinforced. The text block is tight and complete with no foxing, tanning or soiling. This volume is a first printing mixed state of the first edition as the title-leaf, with an 1884 copyright date, is not a cancel indicating a third state. On page [9] under "Chapter VI" the reading is "Huck Decided to Leave." On page 13 the illustration "Him and Another Man" is listed as being on page 88 where in this case the illustration appears on page 87 (first state). The 11th line from the bottom of page 57 reads "with the was" (first state). The final number 5 on page 155 appears as a larger numeral than the first two numbers (third state). And, finally page 161 lacks the signature mark (first state). The tipped-in frontispiece, by the Heliotype Printing Co., bust of Twain shows the drape over the pedestal, but that fact has no relation to any printing. Considered to be Mark Twain's masterpiece and for generations known as a true American classic this is a very pleasing copy without the typical damage seen in so many worn-out bindings. (BAL 3415; MacDonnell, Firsts Magazine Sept. 1998; Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 75-76; McBride, pp. 92-121)
    TB32394  $3000.00



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    Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the comedy Those Extraordinary Twins.  Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1894. First Book Form Edition, first state. Very good+ in the publisher's original decorated brown cloth covered boards with black decorations and gilt text on the spine and front board with tan-gray end sheets. The cloth at the head, heel and tips of the boards is rubbed and lightly worn with a prior owner's small book plate on the front paste down and with an earlier prior owner's name written in ink on the first free end page along with several stray ink marks. At the top of the front paste down the original owner has written a date of "6/ /95" in ink. Without a dust jacket. This is the first state of the first edition as evidenced by the bulk of the text block measuring 1 1/8" and with the frontispiece tipped-in and with the facsimile signature of Twain measuring 1 7/16" wide on the frontispiece. (BAL 3442 & McBride p. 170) 432 pages of text with marginal line art illustrations throughout. First published in the Century Magazine of December, 1893 to June, 1894. Overall, an extremely handsome and clean copy.
    TB32181  $450.00



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    Twain [Samuel L. Clemens], Mark:  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.  Hartford, Conn: The American Publishing Company, 1876. First Edition, First Issue. Very good in its original, very uncommon, light brown, full sheepskin binding with four raised bands on the spine and with a dark brown leather title label stamped in gilt in one of the compartments and with gilt rules on either side of the raised bands. An octavo of 8 by 6 3/8 inches with light wear and rubbing to all edges with the leather barely worn through over the upper front board tip and the lower rear board tip. There is a dampness stain to the upper fore corner of the fly title page. Pages 65/66 and 77/78 have two inch closed tears to their fore edges which have both been professionally repaired. Strangely, the first free end page appears to be a cancel. Both front and rear hinges are cracked, but the binding is holding and remains tight. The contents are tight and show extensive spots of foxing and hand soiling throughout. According to Merle Johnson the first state of this title shows the word "The" on the fly title page as being only 1/8 inch high. For this copy that is the case. The fly title page is on its own leaf and the pages are printed on wove paper. 274 pages of text followed by an unnumbered conclusion page with no ads from the publisher. Illustrated with a frontispiece from an engraving and chapter headings and vignettes throughout. The recto of the forntis is blank. This copy is protected within an elegant clamshell box which is fully covered in leather with beveled edges and a rounded spine with five raised bands with gilt text stamping in three compartments. (BAL, 3369; Johnson, p27)
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    Twain [Samuel L. Clemens], Mark:  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. First Edition, First Issue. Very good+ in its original, staple bound, decorated red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine together with with a black illustration of Huck climbing through a window and with gilt text stamped on the front board with silhouettes of five boys and an elderly lady about to whack Huck with her umbrella. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 4 7/8 inches with printed end sheets. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed and lightly worn. The cloth on the spine is slightly darkened. The cloth at the tips of the boards is worn and rubbed. The hinges and joints remain tight and strong. The contents are bright and free of damage and foxing or tanning. This is the very unusual and uncommon copy of a staple bound version of the first, true edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn which was first published in England about four months before the first American edition was offer for sale. 438 pages of text followed by 32 pages of ads by the publisher dated October of 1884. Illustrated with 174 line drawings from engravings by E. W. Kemble. (BAL, 3414; McBride, p113)
    TB32289  $2500.00



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    Tytler, Patrick Fraser:  Historical View of the Progress of Discovery of the More Northern Coasts of America, From the Earliest Period to the Present Time.  Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1832. First Edition, First printing. Good in full burgundy leather covered boards with four gilt decorated raised bands on the spine with gilt designs on the front and rear boards and all edges of the text block in gilt. The front joint is cracked but the front hinge keeps the front board in place . There is a 1/3" deep chip at the head of the spine and the leather is rubbed through at the tips of the boards. The rear hinge and joints are cracked but have not separated. A 16mo measuring 6 3/4" high by 4 1/4" deep overall. 444 pages illustrated with a fold-out map of the northern shores of North America as the frontispiece and with nine steel engravings by Jackson.
    TB18304  $75.00




  • U. S. Navy Department:  Report on Experiments in Boiler Bracing.  Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1879. First Edition, First printing. Good+ in purple, pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt text on the front board. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is heavily worn and rubbed. Without a dust jacket probably as issued. An octavo measuring just shy of 9" tall by 5 3/4" deep. 23 pages of text and tables followed by 45 fold-out isometric drawings.
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    Uncle Philip [Francis Lister Hawks]:  Sunday Evenings; or, An Easy Introduction To The Reading Of The Bible Part I..  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836. Harper's Stereotype Edition. Very good+ in slightly faded brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine showing it as volume 4 in the Boy's and Girl's Library. A 24mos measuring 6" by 3 1/2" with light foxing throughout and with soiling to the end sheets and to the rear board. Without a dust jacket. 199 pages of text followed by a four page ad for other books in the series. Illustrated with a frontispiece, an engraved title page an numerous engravings within the text.
    TB26262  $75.00



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    Uncle Philip [Francis Lister Hawks]:  Sunday Evenings; or, An Easy Introduction To The Reading Of The Bible Part II..  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1835. Harper's Stereotype Edition. Very good+ in slightly faded brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine showing it as volume 13 in the Boy's and Girl's Library. A 24mos measuring 6" by 3 1/2" with light foxing throughout and with soiling to the end sheets and to the rear board. Without a dust jacket. 207 pages of text followed by an eight page ad for other books in the series. Illustrated with a frontispiece, an engraved title page an numerous engravings within the text.
    TB26263  $75.00



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    Uncle Philip [Francis Lister Hawks]:  History of the United States: No. III. or, Uncle Philip's Conversations With The Children About Massachusetts (volume I only).  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1840. First Edition. Very near fine in dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine showing it as volume 29 in the Boy's and Girl's Library. A 24mos measuring 6" by 3 1/2" with light foxing throughout with an early gift inscription on the front paste down. Without a dust jacket. This title consists of two volumes (29 and 30). This is volume I only of this set. 213 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece, an engraved title page and one engraving within the text.
    TB26261  $60.00



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    United States Senate:  Trial Of Andrew Johnson President Of The United States, Before The Senate Of The United States. On Impeachment By The House Of Representatives For High Crimes And Misdemeanors.  Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1868. First Edition. All three volumes of this complete set are in very good to good condition in their original stamped, black and brown cloth covered boards with the remnants of gilt text on the spines. Each is an octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches with heavy wear and rubbing to the cloth at the heads and heels of the spines. The front and rear end sheets for all three volumes show spots of foxing. The cloth of volume II is worn at the front joint with no weakness to the hinge itself and there is a 1/2 inch deep chip to the cloth at the head of the spine. Volume III has had the backstrip of the spine professionally replaced. Volume I contains 741 pages of text which includes an index to this volume only. Volume II contains 498 pages of text which includes an index to the first two volumes. And, volume III contains 401 pages of text. With an index for all three volumes at the front of this volume.
    TB32450  $225.00



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    United States War Department:  Regulations For The Army Of The United States.  New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1857. First Edition. Very good in its original vertically ribbed, dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and elaborate blind embossing on the front and rear boards. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 4 1/2 inches with the cloth worn through at the head and heel of the spine, soiling to the upper quarter of the front and rear boards with occasional foxing throughout. Without a dust jacket. 457 pages of text followed by an appendix of 21 pages. The page following the title page states that these regulations have been approved by the President of the United States and is published over the name of "Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War". The verso of that page contains errata. At least half of the content contains examples of the forms the Army is to use.
    TB30780  $90.00



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    [Vandewater, Robert J.]:  The Tourist, Or Pocket Manual For Travellers On The Hudson River, The Western Canal And Stage Road To Niagara Falls Down Lake Ontario And The St. Lawrence To Montreal And Quebec Comprising Also The Routes To Lebanon, Ballston, And Saratoga Springs..  New York: Harper Brothers, 1834. Third Edition, Enlarged and Improved. Very good- and rebacked retaining the original backstrip and the original end sheets in its original binding of light blue cloth covered boards. A 24mo measuring 6 by 3 3/4 inches with rubbing to all edges of the cloth around the boards and with minimal rubbing to the paper title block affixed to the front board. The fold-out map is present with multiple folds and only minor losses in the margins. The title page shows an early prior owner's name and date of July 3, 1834 in pencil and the blank second to last end page repeats that name and date in pencil. That same page has been torn such that a 4 by 4 inch portion of the page has been removed. 95 pages of text followed by a blank page and 12 pages of ads from the publisher. A tourist's guide starting in Philadelphia to New York City then up the Hudson River to Albany and west on the Erie Canal. Containing interesting facts and features as they then existed along the routes taken. (Howes, V-28; Sabin, 98486
    TB32415  $200.00



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    Various Authors:  The Washingtoniana: Containing A Biographical Sketch Of The Late Gen. George Washington, With Various Outlines Of His Character.  Baltimore: Samuel Sower, 1800. First Edition, First Issue. Recently rebound in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A 16mo of 6 1/2 by 4 inches with new end sheets. The contents are uniformly tanned with only occasional spots of foxing. Without a dust jacket. 298 pages (the pagination conforms to Howe's U.S.Iana 7-258 271-298) followed by six pages of "subscriber's names". Illustrated with a frontispiece of Washington from an engraving by Tanner. This copy conforms to Sabin's statement in his bibliography regarding the first issue of this title: "At the foot of the last page of the first issue listed: "The list of subscriber's [sic] names for Easton, and parts of Ann Arundel, &c is not come to hand." (Howes W-151; Sabin, 101900)
    TB32257  $800.00



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    Various Authors:  Homes Of American Statesmen: Anecdotical, Personal, and Descriptive Sketches.  New York: G. P. Putnam And Co., 1854. First Edition. Very good in 1/2 black leather and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with faded gilt text and gilt tool work in the compartments and double gilt borders on the boards with the edges of the text block marbled and with marbled end sheets. An octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 3/4 inches with the leather rubbed and worn at the head and heel of the spine as well as over the tips of the boards. There is an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. With the exception of tanning to the engraved title page (a result of offsetting from the frontispiece even thought there it was interleaved) the contents are clean and free of foxing and tanning. The hinges and joints remain tight and strong. 469 pages of text followed by a fold-out facsimile letter. Illustrated with a frontispiece photograph (more on that in a moment) with images throughout from wood engravings and facsimiles of correspondence. The frontispiece represents an early application of using a photograph to illustrate a book. In this case beneath the image in pencil is written: "Hancock House Boston: An Original Sun Picture" which refers to an early form of transferring a photograph to paper. The image was cut out and pasted to the leaf facing the engraved title page.
    TB32252  $480.00



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    Various Authors:  Records And Papers Of The New London County Historical Society, Volume II.  New London, Conn.: The New London County Historical Society, 1895-1904. First Editions. This listing covers the five original parts which ultimately comprised Volume II of the Records And Papers Of The New London County Historical Society. Each part is contained within its individual printed wraps over adhesive bindings. (The front cover for Part I is supplied in facsimile.) The pages for each part are numbered sequentially so that the entire volume contains 528 pages. Items of historical interest for each of the parts is as follows: Part I: Early Whaling Industry of New London, Famous Old Taverns of New London, Fact and Reminiscence. Part II: Historical Sketch of the Schools of New London, New London Society for Trade and Commerce, The Preston Separate Chruch. Part III: Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of The Settlement of New London. Part IV: Memoir of Hon. Charles Augustus Williams, Memoir of Hon. Benjamin Stark, Memoir of Hon. John T. Wait, Memoir of Elisah Turner, Benjamin Fletcher and his Reception in Hartford in 1693. Part V: Jonathan Trumbull, Governor of Conn.,Griswold, Conn., Highways, Holdings and Landmarks in the Ancient Town of Lyme, A Letter to My Great-Great-Grandmother, Memories, memoir of Rev. John Avery, Memoir of Rev. Samuel George Willard. An index for Volume I is contained at the end of Part V. Each part is a small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches and each is in near fine condition with a prior owner's name appearing at the upper fore corner on the covers for each part. No complete sets of Volume II in either original or reprints are presently listed on-line. An extremely scarce item.
    TB30048  $200.00



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    Various Authors:  Southern Historical Society papers : Vol. V, January To June, 1878.  Richmond, Vir.: Rev. J. Wm. Jones, 1878. First Edition. An ex-library copy in very good+ condition in a heavy duty, black, buckram cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine and with library stamps, notations and plates throughout this copy. An octavo of 8 5/8 by 5 1/4 inches with stamps on the upper and lower edges of the text block. Without a dust jacket. This volume V contains 304 pages which are numbers 1-2 (Jan-Feb, 1878). It is interesting to note that throughout this volume someone with significant interest or knowledge has made a number of notations in ink correcting issues within the text. At the upper edge of the title page as small section of the page has been cut out and replaced with a page upon which has been written in ink the name of "W. J. Wathall (or Watshall)".
    TB32045  $150.00



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    Various Authors:  Harper's New Monthly Magazine Volume XLIX, 44, June to November 1874.  New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1874. First Edition. Very good+ in 1/2 black leather and brown, pebbled cloth covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text in two of the compartments. A small quarto of 9 1/2 by 6 inches with light rubbing to the leather at the head and heel of the spine, the leather at the tips of the boards is worn through and a one inch section of the cloth is worn through at the edge of the front board. There is a dampness stain to the margins of the preliminaries and the first ten pages of the text. The end sheets show some foxing, but none is present in the contents. 904 pages of text illustrated through out with vignettes from engravings.
    TB31981  $50.00



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    Verlaine, Paul:  Epigrammes.  Paris: Bibliotheque Artistique & Liettereaire, 1894. First Edition. Very near fine in 3/4 dark brown leather and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments and gilt double rules at the edges of the leather on the boards. The top edge of the text block is gilt and the end sheets are marbled paper. The joints and hinges are tight and strong and the contents are free of foxing, but do show some age toning. A thin 12mo of 7 3/8 by 5 1/2 inches with light rubbing and scuffing to the fore edge of the leather on the lower edge of the front board and with a prior owner's name and address on the second free end page. 76 pages followed by a two page index. Illustrated with a frontispiece from art by F. A. Cazals. Printed entirely in French.
    TB31501  $250.00



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    Verne, Jules:  The Wreck Of The Chancellor.  Boston: James R. Osgood And Company, 1875. First American Edition. Good+ in original decorated green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board and with blind embossing to the front and rear boards. A 24mo measuring 6" by 4" with all edges of the text block stained red, rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the cloth at the fore edge of the front board. There is an early prior owner's name in pencil at the upper edge of the first free end page and the rear hinge is broken. Translated from The French by George M. Towle. 285 pages of text.
    TB27843  $140.00



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    [Vizetelly, Henry]:  Christmas With The Poets: A Collection Of Songs, Carols, and Descriptive Verses, Relating To The Festival Of Christmas.  London: David Bogue, 1851. First Edition. Near fine in its original Victorian full dark brown leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with black stamped rules and gilt text in the compartments and elaborate black stamped embossing on the boards. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/4 inches with the edges of the text block gilt and with gilt dentelles on the leather turn-ins.and marbled end sheets. Missing from the book is the engraved title page as it appears to have not been bound-in to begin with. The contents are tightly bound-in and the entire text is extremely neat and clean without any prior owenship markings. 187 pages each decorated with a gold border around the print. This is a major anthology of Christmas songs and poems that begins with Anglo-Norman songs and ends with contemporary poets, with full explanatory notes of each piece, providing their histories and textual source all in context of evolving Christmas customs at different periods. This title includes works by Shakespeare, Jonson, Wither, Thorn, Cowper, Scott, Shelley, Wordsowrth, Thackeray and Tennyson. The engraved plates and vignettes are from illustrations by Birket Foster which were engraved by Vizetelly. Many of the plates and vignettes are tinted. Very scarce title in first edition in a beautiful example of a Victorian full leather binding.
    TB31613  $400.00




  • W. [William Cowper Prime]:  The Owl Creek Letters, And Other Correspondence.  New York: Baker & Scribner, 1848. First Edition. Very good in its original light brown, blind embossed, cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 4 1/2 inches the cloth at the ends of the spine worn down to the edges of the text block and the cloth over the lower tips of the boards worn through and the front hinge is starting, but has been professionally reinforced with Japanese tissue. 203 pages of text followed by an errata page. A collection of 23 letters written from various locations around the US to include Stonington, Connecticut, New York City, Montauk, Long Island, and Saratoga, New York. William Cowper Prime (1825–1905) was an American journalist, art historian, numismatist, attorney, and travel writer. (Wikipedia) This was Prime's first book. (Sabin, 65546)
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    Walker, John:  A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary And Expositor Of The English Language.  Philadelphia: John F. Watson; Kimber & Richardson; et al, 1815. Fourth Philadelphia from the London Sterotype Edition. Very good- in the publisher's original, full, old growth leather covered boards with a red leather label on the spine with gilt text as well as gilt rules on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5". While the first free end page is nearly separated the front and rear hinges and joints remain tight and strong. The leather covered boards are rubbed around the edges and worn through at the tips of the boards. The edges of the thick text block are stained light yellow. The end sheets show some foxing and tanning while the text itself is reasonably free of foxing. 960 pages.
    TB24822  $200.00



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    Wallace, Lew:  Ben-Hur A Tale Of The Christ.  New York: Harper & Brothers, c1880, circa 1884. Early reprint (circa 1884). Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, gilt and red text surrounded by gilt on the front board together with a gilt star burst in the upper corner of the front board. A 16mo of 6 5/8 by 4 1/2 inches with light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and the cloth worn through over the lower fore corners of the boards. There is a gift inscription on the first free end page in pencil with a date of 1895. 560 pages of text followed by 14 pages of ads by the publisher. This version of the title contains the four line dedication which was added in late 1884. (BAL) (BAL 20798; Grolier/American 100, 82; Wright III:5720)
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    Walton, Isaak, and Charles Cotton:  The Complete Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation.  Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1889. Limited Edition. Both volumes of the this two volume set are in near fine condition in 3/4 light brown morocco and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with gilt tool work and gilt text in the six compartments. The end sheets are of a matching marbled paper. One of only 500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 5 on the copyright page. With an introduction by James Russell Lowell. Illustrated with two frontispiece portraits of the authors and etchings throughout by Halrow, Absalon and Inskipp as well as vignette engravings within the texts. 455 pages followed by an index. An extremely beautiful set with no prior ownership markings or book plates.
    TB28545  $400.00



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    Walton, Izaak, and Charles Cotton:  The Complete Angler; Or, Contemplative Man's Recreation Being A Discourse On Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing.  London: L. A. Lewis, 1839. Reprint of Third Edition of 1835. Very good+ in 3/4 green morocco leather with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text in two compartments and gilt fish in the remaining compartments and with gilt borders on the leather surrounding the marbled paper and matching marbled end sheets. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A 12mo of 7 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches with two prior owner's book plates on the front paste down. The leather at the joints is rubbed and slightly worn. The hinges remain tight and strong. The contents are clean, free of foxing and tanning. 396 pages including an index, notes and a section called the "Laws of Angling". Illustrated with 15 plates after drawings by Wale and Ryland, each separated by tissue guards; and 67 vignettes from wood-cuts scattered throughout as well as head and tail pieces. As stated in Arold Wood's: A Bibliography Of The Complete Angler, "This edition is a reprint of Major's third edition." (Wood, p.66-67)
    TB32955  $300.00



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    Walton, Izaak, and Charles Cotton:  The Complete Angler; Or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being A Discourse On Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish And Fishing..  London: Samuel Bagster, 1808. Seventh Edition. Very good in contemporary full,diced patterned leather covered boards with a gilt title on the spine and gilt borders around the edges of the boards. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4' by 5 1/2" with a reinforced front joint and hinge (which is reverseable) with a number of leather pieces missing from the spine. 511 pages including an index, appendices, and, "A Short Discourse By Way of Postscript, Touching The Laws of Angling" Illustrated with a frontispiece of Walton, Cotton and Sir John Hawkins together with numerous engravings within the text and 16 plates (two of which are music scores).
    TB27854  $275.00



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    Walton, Isaac, and Charles Cotton:  The Complete Angler; Or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation (Parts I and II in one volume).  New York: John Wiley, 1848. Reprint of 1848. Very good in rebacked 1/2 red leather and it's original, blind embossed, red cloth covered boards with five gilt rules on the spine with no text to identify the title. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 5 inches with a Brooklyn (New York?) address written on the front paste down and an early prior owner's name and date (1849) written in pencil on both the first and second free end pages and a penciled quotation written at the top of the fly title page. There are a few inconsequential marginal dampness stains with the body of the text block. Pasted to the bottom of page 53 is a short newspaper notice of a 3 pound 7 oz. Long Island trout having been caught with a penciled date of March 20, 1851. Page 60 is missing the print for approximately 20% of the page a problem caused during the printing process which was not caught before binding. The contents are largely free of foxing and tanning. Part I is contained within pages 1 to 249 and is preceded by a lengthy bibliographic preface of lxxxiv (84) pages. Part II is contained in pages 31 to 210 which includes an index which is followed by six pages of ads from the publisher. Part II is preceded by a preface of xxix (29) pages. This is a reprint of the Wiley & Putnam first edition of 1847 with a new title page. (Wood, A Bibliography of The Complete Angler, p76)
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    Walton, Izaak, and Charles Cotton:  The Complete Angler Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation and The Practical Fly-Fisher More Particularly For Grayling , or Umber by John Jackson.  London: John C. Nimmo, 1889. First thus. Good in 1/2 brown leather and marble paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text in two of the compartments. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/2" with the front joint and hinge broken leaving the front board almost free of the binding. The rear hinge and joint are cracked and barely holding. Complete Angler consists of 445 pages including an index and is illustrated with six original etchings, two portraits, and seventy-four wood engravings. The Practical Fly-Fisher by Jackson is bound-in at the rear of the book and contains 16 pages illustrated "with ten plates, coloured by hand, representing 120 flies, natural and artificial". Each of the plates are separated from text pages with tissue guards.
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    Walton, Izaak, and Charles Cotton:  The Compleat Angler.  London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1897. Reprint of the fifth edition. Very good+ in decorated tan buckram cloth covered boards with green text stamped on the spine and on the front and rear boards. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 7" with the cloth on the spine slightly tanned and light soiling to the boards. There is a dated (1947) gift inscription on the front paste down and with a very faint dampness stain to the lower quarter of the rear 20 pages in the book. Without a dust jacket. Edited with an introduction by Richard Le Gallienne and Illustrated by Edmund H. New. 428 pages followed by "The Angler's Calendar" and four pages of ads by the publisher. Illustrated throughout with black and white woodcuts by Edmund H. New and with a frontispiece portrait of Walton. (Wood, p.188/189)
    TB27789  $145.00



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    Washington, George:  Authenticated Copy Of The Last Will And Testament Of George Washington Of Mt. Vernon, Embracing A Schedule Of His Real Estate And Notes Thereto By The Textator To Which Is Added Historical Notes And Biographical Sketches By The Publisher.  Washington, D.C.: A. Jackson, Publisher, 1868. First Edition. An ex-library copy in very good- condition bound in 1/4 red cloth and marbled paper covered boards with the original leather covered corners. An octavo of 8 5/8 by 5 1/2 inches with a white, hand-printed title on the spine, a library plate on the front paste down, a library stamp on the first free end page and on the title page, library call numbers on the copyright page and first page of text and the ghost of library items removed from the last free end page and the rear paste down. The front hinge is separated. the binding of the pages has been oversewn and the last page of text shows three closed tears.` The text block is composed of separate numbered sections as follows: the preliminaries up to the copyright page; a facsimile of two handwritten pages; a one page certification; a one page preface; the will of 29 pages; the schedule of property of 4 pages; notes of 10 pages; notes of the publisher of 15 pages. Illustrated with a vignette from an engraving of Washington on the title page.
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    (Washington Irving):  The Crayon Miscellany No. 2 Containing Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey.  Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1835. First Edition. Very good+ in a restored binding with new end sheets in the publisher's original green cloth covered boards with a new, faithfully accurate reproduction of the original paper label on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7" tall by 4 1/4" deep. The cloth on the spine is lightly worn around the edges as is the cloth at the edges of the boards; but, there is no fraying. The pages of the text block are all evenly tanned. There are two early prior owner's names in pencil on the second free end page and on the title page. 230 pages of text followed by a blank leaf and 32 pages of ads from the publisher and one final blank leaf. The Crayon Miscellany No. 1 contained A Tour On The Prairies and was published by Carey, Lea, & Blanchard on April 11, 1835. This volume, No. 2, was published six weeks later, on May 30, 1835. Reportedly, only 5,000 copies were printed. The contents are "Irving's fond tribute to the homes of Walter Scott and Lord Byron." (Brian Jay Jones: Washington Irving An American Original.) It was well received by an adoring American public even winning fond praise from Edgar Allan Poe in his review which appeared in the Southern Literary Messenger. The British publication of nearly the same text preceded the American edition by roughly one month. (Langford/Blackburn p. 33; BAL 10142)
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    (Washington Irving):  The Crayon Miscellany No. 3 Containing Legends of the Conquest of Spain.  Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1835. First Edition, First printing. Good+ in the publisher's original green cloth covered boards with the the bulk of the paper label on the spine and with the rear hinge broken. A 12mo measuring 7" tall by 4" deep with light, whitish stains near the heel of the spine and on the rear board and what may be tiny, white paint splatters on the front board. With moderate foxing and tanning throughout the pages of the text block. 276 pages followed by eight pages of ads from the publisher. Per BAL 10144 this copy conforms to "Setting A". Reportedly, the first printing of this title was limited to 5,000 copies. This is the third and final volume in The Crayon Miscellany. It was the first series of books written entirely in the US following Irving's extended, seventeen year stay in Europe following the War of 1812.
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    (Washington Irving) :  The Crayon Miscellany No. 2 Containing Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey.  Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1835. First Editio, First printing. Very good- in the publisher's original green cloth covered boards with a new, reproducction of the original paper label on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7" tall by 4 1/4" deep. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine has two short closed tears at the corners and the cloth is worn through at the tips of the boards as well as a 1/3" long area about 1/2" done the front board on its fore edge. The recto side of the last free end page contains illegible notes in ink in an early hand. The second (blank) free end page has been removed. There is a mild water stain on the front paste down which leached onto the margins of the preliminaries to the title page and an early prior owner's name in ink on the verso of the first free end paper . 230 pages of text followed by a blank leaf and 36 pages of ads from the publisher and one final blank leaf. The Crayon Miscellany No. 1 contained A Tour On The Prairies and was published by Carey, Lea, & Blanchard on April 11, 1835. This volume, No. 2 of The Crayon Miscellany, was published six weeks later, on May 30, 1835. Reportedly, only 5,000 copies were printed. The contents are "Irving's fond tribute to the homes of Walter Scott and Lord Byron." (Brian Jay Jones: Washington Irving An American Original.) It was well received by an adoring American public even winning fond praise from Edgar Allan Poe in his review which appeared in the Southern Literary Messenger. The British publication of nearly the same text preceded the American edition by roughly one month. (Langford/Blackburn p. 33; BAL 10142) A highly collectible copy with strong joints and hinges.
    TB23617  $150.00



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    [Washington Irving]:  The Crayon Miscellany No. 1 Containing A Tour On The Prairies; The Crayon Miscellany No. 2 Containing Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey and The Crayon Miscellany No. 3 Containing Legends of the Conquest of Spain (3 volumes).  Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1835. All First Editions . All three volumes are in the publisher's original dark green cloth covered boards with the original, paper labels on the spines of No. 1 and No. 2. and with a meticulously accurate reproduction of the paper label on the spine of No. 3. All three are 12mos measuring 7" by 4 1/4" and are all in very good or better condition. No. 1 is a first edition, first state with the sheets bulking to 9/16" without the ads with the synopsis on page 247 showing: "binger of dawn" and the paper spine label is identified as "Label A" and, the catalog (ads at the rear) is identified as "Catalog A" per BAL 10140. It is in very good condition and contains 274 pages followed by a blank leaf and then by 24 pages of ads by the publisher. There is some scuffing to the boards and there is an early prior owner's name written in both ink and pencil on the first free end page. (The penciled signature is followed by a date of "1835". ) The corners of the boards are turned inward and there are spots of foxing throughout. Only 5,000 copies of the first printing were produced making this title fairly uncommon. This was Irving's first book written entirely in the US following his seventeen year stay in Europe. He was worried that Tour of the Prairies was too simple and not strong enough to stand on its own as a book. In January of 1835 he hit upon the idea of publishing it as the first volume in a multi-volume series he would call The Crayon Miscellany. (Brian Jay Jones: Washington Irving An American Original) In this volume he added an opening announcement (billed as an "Advertisement") with the following statement: "The 'Crayon Miscellany' will appear in the numbers, from time to time, as circumstances may permit' and will contain scenes and sketches of life in America and Europe; together with such other themes, both real and imaginary, as may present themselves to the mind of the Author." No. 2 is a first edition in very good+ condition in the publisher's original green cloth covered boards with the original paper label on the spine with a minor, narrow abrasion approximately 1/2" long. A 12mo measuring 7" tall by 4 1/4" deep with an early (1898) prior owner's name written in ink on the second free end page. 230 pages of text followed by a blank leaf and 36 pages of ads from the publisher and one final blank leaf and the free end sheet. No. 2, was published six weeks after No. 1, on May 30, 1835. Reportedly, only 5,000 copies were printed. The contents are "Irving's fond tribute to the homes of Walter Scott and Lord Byron." (Brian Jay Jones: Washington Irving An American Original.) It was well received by an adoring American public even winning fond praise from Edgar Allan Poe. No. 3 is also a first edition in very good condition with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and tape marks on the first free end page and with moderate foxing throughout the preliminaries, ads and end sheets as well as light soiling to the rear board. It contains 276 pages followed by eight pages of ads from the publisher. Per BAL 10144 this copy conforms to "Setting A". Like the previous two volumes, the first printing of this title was limited to 5,000 copies. This is the third and final volume in The Crayon Miscellany. A handsome and complete collection of Irving's Crayon Miscellany. (BAL 10140, 10142 & 10144; Langerfeld/Blackburn p. 33)
    TB25992  $800.00



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    [Washington Irving]:  Miscellanies No. II Containing Abbotsford, and Newstead Abbey.  London: John Murray, 1835. First Edition, First printing. Good in the publisher's original 1/4 green cloth and drab brown paper covered boards with a paper label on the spine. The cloth at the front joint is worn through and the front hinge is starting and although the paper label on the spine is complete it is rubbed and worn at the edges and creased between the signatures of the pages. There are 3/4" and 1" stains (spots) on the end sheets possibly from some sort of protective covering having been attached to the end pages to protect the boards. 290 pages followed by a one page publisher's ad for "A Tour On The Prairies, by the Author of 'The Sketch-Book,' forming No. 1 of Miscellanies, by Washington Irving." (which was published in March, 1835.) The first British edition was published on May 1, 1835 preceding the first US edition by 30 days. (Langfeld/Blackburn, p. 34) This is state B according to Blanck with the ad noted above on page [291]. (BAL, 10141) The contents are "Irving's fond tribute to the homes of Walter Scott and Lord Byron." (Brian Jay Jones: Washington Irving An American Original.) Evidence exists in correspondence from the publisher that only 3,000 copies of the first edition were printed.
    TB22594  $200.00



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    [Webster, Noah]:  The Prompter: or, A Commentary On Common Sayings And Subjects; Which Are Full Of Common Sense, The Best Sense In The World..  Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph Charless, 1802. Later Printing. Good in 1/4 leather and marbled paper covered boards. A 16mo measuring 6 1/4 by 4 inches with the text block close to loose within its original boards held on only by the sewing cords which are woven into the boards. The pages are all uniformly tanned and there are two early prior owner's names on the front paste down. Page 23/24 has two small chips from its upper and lower margins which does not impact on any printing. 80 pages of text. (Skeel, 682)
    TB29021  $300.00




  • Wharton, Francis:  The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States Volume IV.  Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1889. First Edition, First printing. In only fair condition in full leather (sheep) covered boards with black and red leather title labels on the spine with the front joint nearly parted, the front board bowed and the rear joint beginning to separate. Without a dust jacket. A reprinting and publication of the diplomatic correspondence of the United States between July 17, 1780 to November 25, 1781. 869 pages.
    TB19889  $20.00



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    Wheeler, Joseph K. (Compiler):  The Centennial One Hundredth Anniversary Of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge Of Connecticut.  New Haven: Self-published, 1890. . Very good+ in purple cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and the same on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9" by 6" with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 311 pages of text followed by a two page index. Illustrated with a few vignettes and a number of plates. A very clean and bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27657  $30.00



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    Whymper, Edward:  The Ascent Of The Matterhorn.  London: John Murray, 1880. First Edition. Very good+ in its original, full, black leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text in one compartment and gilt tool work in the other five compartments and blind embossing around the edges of the front and rear boards and the front board has a gilt emblem in its center. The turn-ins are decorated with gilt dentelles and the end sheets are yellow. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 6 inches with all edges of the text block gilt. The front hinge is cracked. The preliminaries and end pages show spots of foxing. 325 pages followed by two fold-out maps. Illustrated with a frontispiece from an engraving, 15 plates and 91 vignettes throughout from line drawings. The author relates his participation in a team who were the first to climb the Matterhorn in 1865.
    TB32291  $280.00




  • Wilcox, George A.:  A Christian Philanthropist: A Sketch Of The Life of Mr. Daniel Hand and of His Benefaction to the American Missionary Association, For the Education of the Colored People in the Southern States of America.  New York: Rooms of the American Missionary Association, 1889. . Good in heavy paper wraps over a hand sewn binding. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. The front panel of the wrapper has a 2" closed tear at the joint to the rear panel and there are two small chips around the edges. 31 pages of text.
    TB25563  $75.00



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    [William Makepeace Thackeray] :  An Essay On The Genius Of George Cruikshank. With Numerous Illustrations Of His Works (From The Westminster Review, No. LXVI.) With Additional Etchings.  London: Henry Hooper, 1840. First Edition. Very good+ in a recent restoration binding in the publisher's original blind embossed, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine with light yellow end sheets. The rear free end sheet had to be replaced and the original adhesive binding has been restored and reinforced. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2", The copy was originally an adhesive bound book. The glue used to bind the pages had completely broken down, the hinges were broken and the rear end sheet was missing. The French joints of the boards are now strong and the spine strip is completely intact although there is wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. The gilt text on the spine remains bright and undamaged. There is an early prior owner's name neatly written on the front paste down over the date 1841. Bound in at the rear of the book is the 18 page Tilt and Bogues Catalogue. 59 pages of text and illustrated throughout with woodcuts and etchings on stone and steel plates by Cruikshank.
    TB26948  $150.00



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    Williamson, R. S.:  Report Of Explorations In California For Railroad Routes, To Connect with The Routes Near The 35th And 32nd Parallels Of North Latitude.  Washington, DC: War Department, 1853. First Edition. Very good in its original blind embossed, black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A quarto of 11 3/8 by 8 3/4 inches with the cloth worn through at the heel of the spine, a 1/4" closed tear to the cloth at the head of the spine, the cloth is worn through at the tips of the boards and the cloth at the lower edges of the boards is worn through in several areas. The contents are clean, largely free of foxing and tanning and there are no prior ownership markings of any kind. Volume V of Reports Of Explorations And Surveys, To Ascertain The Most Practicable and Economical Route For A Railroad From The Mississippi River The The Pacific Ocean. 370 pages of text followed by ten botany plates, an index of 13 pages, the botanical report by E. Durand and T. C. Higard, 18 plates, and appendices. Illustrated with a frontispiece lithograph, 61 plates (which includes 3 color maps and 8 fold-out charts) and numerous wood engravings within the text.
    TB30196  $350.00



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    [Wimer, James]:  Events In Indian History, Beginning With An Account Of The Origin Of The American Indians, And Early Settlements In North America.  Lancaster, Penn.: G. Hills & Co., 1841. First Edition. Good in a contemporary full leather binding with a gilt on black leather label on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/4" with rubbing and wear to the leather at the head and heel of the spine and to the edges of the boards. The joints are beginning to show weakness and the front hinge is broken. The first short signature is loose with the folded, engraved frontispiece is missing its folded half. All of the other seven folded, engraved plates have damage caused by tears in the folds or closed tears to the plates in the folded areas. With the exception of the frontispiece none of the plates have missing pieces. Interestingly, there is a very early prior owner's name on the first free end page indicating that the book was "Bot 1842" for a price of $2.25. The book is contained within a recently constructed leather and cloth covered clamshell box with gilt text stamping on the spine. 633 pages of text illustrated with eight folding plates. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". (Howes, W-548; Ayer, 334)
    TB25849  $375.00



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    Zollikofer, G. J. [George Joachim]:  Exercises of Piety: or, Mediations On The Principal Doctrines And Duties Of Religion For The Use Of Enlightened And Virtuous Christians.  Worcester, Mass.: Isaiah Thomas, Jun., 1803. First Edition. Very good+ in light brown, full leather covered boards with gilt text on a black leather spine label and with four gilt rules on the spine. A 16mo measuring 6 5/8 by 4 1/16 inches with the leather over the heel of the spine chipped to a depth of 1/3 inch and with wear and rubbing to the leather at the tips of the boards. The joints are starting at the lower 1 1/2" of the spine. There is an early prior owner's name (Abigail Abbot) on the front paste down and the first few pages of the preliminaries have a dampness stain in the lower margins. 192 pages of text followed by an eight page subscription proposal by the publisher for another title by Zollikofer.
    TB29052  $100.00




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