Books of the 19th Century From 1866 to 1900
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    An Account of the Action at Tarrytown on July Fifteenth, 1781 And of Its Commemoration by the Sons of the Revolution of Tarrytown on July Fifteenth, 1899.  New York: The Winthrop Press, 1899. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in 1/2 dark blue cloth and tan cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt seal on the front board. The edges of the spine area rubbed as is the cloth at the head and heel of the spine with mild foxing throughout the text block. Without a dust jacket. 40 pages of text including a list of the subscribers of the memorial fund. The volume commemorates the engagement known as "The Action at Terrytown" which was an attempt undertaken by two British frigates and three schooners sailed up the Hudson to attack the stores at Tarrytown and capture or burn American supply ships. The attack was repelled by the American forces.
    TB21847  $75.00



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    Early Embossed Post Card of Santa with Dolls and Little Girl.  Made in Germany: Publisher not named, n.d. (circa 1890 to 1895). . A near fine, unused, early embossed post card made in Germany of Santa with dolls on a table with a young girl whispering in his ear. The verso side of the card is not written upon at all. It measures 3 11/16 by 5 1/2 inches. The printed type on the front and rear of the card suggests printing from the mid to late 1800's. Santa's and the young girl's appearance and attire suggests the late 1800's. The notation for the stamp on the verso of the card indicates the placement of a one cent stamp for domestic or two cents for foreign service. The USPS web site indicates that one cent stamps for post cards required from May 12, 1873 to November 2, 1917. The only wear on this post card shows at the lower corners where there is very slight bumping. The colors on the recto of the card remain very bright and clean.
    TB28950  $35.00



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




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



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



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



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



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



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



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




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



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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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



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




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




  • Bond, Fred G.:  Flatboating on the Yellowstone, 1877.  Staten Island: Ward Hill Press, 1877, 1998. First Edition thus. Fine in decorated white paper covered boards. In a fine jacket with the price intact on the flap. Originally published in 1925 this new reprinting of the book is introduced and given an epilogue by Diana Yates. The text opens in 1877 when the author, Bond, and the flatboat that he commands are hired by the US Army to transport 25 Nez Perce Indians down the Yellowstone River to Fort Buford North Dakota some 400 miles away
    TB10599  $40.00



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    Bradley [Arthur Granville], A. G.:  The Fight With France For North America.  New York: E. P. Dutton, n.d. [1900]. First Edition. Very good in its original purple cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board with a mild spine lean. The end sheets appear to be much newer indicating a replacement to repair weakened or cracked hinges. An octavo of 8 5/8 by 5 3/4 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn and just beginning to fray, and the cloth over the tips of the boards is rubbed, the title page, preliminaries and first few pages of the book show foxing which is also true of the last few pages (the index) and faint foxing throughout the book. There is a one inch stain to the fore edge of the text block and a narrow stain to the upper margins of pages 185 to 194. 400 pages of text including an index. Illustrated with a fold-out map of Canada and the English Colonies in 1750 as the frontispiece and with five other maps one of which folds out. A difficult title to locate in first edition.
    TB31551  $200.00




  • Brigham, Albert Perry:  A Text-Book of Geology.  New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1900. Reprint of 1901. Very good in dark green ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with black text and decorations on the front board. There is a prior owner's name written in pencil on the first free end paper and the cloth at the head and heel of the spine is very lightly rubbed. A small 8vo measuring 7 3/4" by 5 1/2". 477 pages consisting of an index, text and illustrated with steel engravings, drawings and photographs.
    TB17058  $10.00



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    Buell, Augustus C.:  Paul Jones Founder Of The American Navy.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900. First Edition. Both volumes of this two volume complete set are in near fine condition in dark blue, smooth cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines and a gilt emblem on the front boards and with the top edge of the text blocks in gilt. A small octavo of 7 5/8 by 5 1/4 inches with the first free end page of volume 1 excised. Without dust jackets. Volume 1 contains 328 pages of text and illustrated with a color frontispiece of John Paul Jones and with a map, line drawing of the Bon Homme Richard and a battle plan with the British Serapis. Volume 2 contains 373 pages of text including an index for both volumes. It is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Jones from an engraving based on a painting by Charles Willson Peale and a facsimile of a letter from Jones to Washington. The contents for both volumes are clean, tight and have no prior owner markings of any kind.
    TB32862  $100.00



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



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



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    Chittenden, Lucius E.:  The Capture of Ticonderoga Annual Address Before the Vermont Historical Society.  Rutland, VT: Tuttle & Company, 1872. First Edition. Very good+ in its original bright blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board together with black embossed borders around the edges of the boards. A small quarto of 9 by 5 3/4 inches with minor light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and over the tips of the boards. The end sheets show spots of foxing, but no foxing appears in the text block. 127 pages of text. The author's focus shows primarily on Colonel Eathan Allen giving scant recognition to the contributions of Benedict Arnold.
    TB32893  $50.00



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    Cholmondeley, H., Pennell and with contributions from other authors:  The Badminton Library: Fishing Pike And Other Coarse Fish.  London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1893. Revised Fifth Edition. Very good+ in 3/4 dark blue leather and orange cloth covered boards with a bright gilt seal stamped on the front board and gilt text stamped on the spine. There is a blue silk placement ribbon sewn- in at the head of the spine and the top edge of the text block is gilt. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 5 1/4". 458 pages including an index followed by two pages of ads. Many pages are un-opened.
    TB28057  $130.00



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



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



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



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    Conard, Howard Louis:  Uncle Dick Wooton The Pioneer Frontiersman Of The Rocky Mountain Region.  Chicago: W. E. Dibble & Co., 1890. First Edition. Good+ in the original decorated brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and black designs on the spine and gilt text and a circle in gilt of a man with the sketch of a log cabin and wagon on the front board. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches with a number of short closed tears to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. The cloth is worn through at the lower tips of the boards and the first free end page was free, but now professionally reattached and the rear hinge has been reinforced. The binding and all pages remain tight and strong. 473 pages of text followed by a one page ad from the publisher. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of "Uncle Dick" Wooton together with 32 plates and 8 illustrations within the text all as called for. "An account of the adventures and thrilling experiences of the most noted American hunter, trapper, guide, scout, and Indian fighter now living" (from the title page). Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". (Howes, C-659; Rader, 881)
    TB28486  $200.00



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




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



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




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



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




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



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    Downie, Major William:  Hunting For Gold Reminisences Of Personal Experience And Research In The Early Days Of The Pacific Coast From Alaska To Panama.  San Francisco: The California Publishing Co., 1893. . Good+ in its original 1/2 black, pebbled leather and black cloth covered boards with gilt text and blind stamping on the spine and gilt text on the front board. An octavo o 8 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches with the leather at the head and heel of the spine chipped in several areas down to the edge of the text block and the leather rubbed and worn through over the tips of the boards. The hinges and joints are tight, strong and show no signs of weakness. The contents are clean and save for a few pages are generally free of foxing and tanning. 407 pages which includes tables of contents at the rear of the book. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and with engravings and reproductions of photographs throughout. A native of Scotland, the author heard about the discovery of gold in California while in Buffalo, He shipped around Cape Horn and arrived in San Francisco on June 27th 1849 and subsequently worked mines around the Sacramento area. He discovered gold on the Yuba River at a place now named Downieville. He continued to hunt for gold in Canada, Alaska and Panama. (Kurutz, 203) Howe's in U.S. Iania states of this title: "Unassuming but valuable reminiscences of an inveterate miner and pioneer." Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". (Howes, D-448, Cowan, p179)
    TB29640  $225.00



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



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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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



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



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



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



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



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




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



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



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



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



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    Field, Henry M.:  History Of The Atlantic Telegraph.  New York: Charles Scribner & Co., 1866. First Edition. Very good in its original brick red, cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 4 3/4 inches with cloth on the spine heavily darkened and with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn and rubbed. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. The joints, hinges and binding are tight and strong. The contents are clean and free of foxing and tanning. 364 pages of text followed by a three page listing of other telegraphic companies which is followed by ads for other books by the publisher.
    TB30843  $75.00



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    Ford, Paul Leicester:  The Great K & A Robbery.  New York: Dodd Mead Company, 1897. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt and black text on the spine with red and black decorations on the front board with gilt text stamping with the top edge of the text block gilt. There is a prior owner's name on the first free end paper Without a dust jacket. A mystery by this bibliographer, historian and novelist. 200 pages of text with a frontispiece illustration. First edition first issue with the title page omitting the word "train" in the title and with the last line of page 164 reading "-talk in the presence of a lady!" This title first appeared in magazine form in August 1896 in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. A very handsome, clean and tight copy. (BAL 6213;
    TB19281  $50.00



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



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



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



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



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



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



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




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



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



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



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



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



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




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




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



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



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



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




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



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



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    Hubbard, Elbert:  Little Journeys to the Homes of English Authors Vol. VI Numbers 1 thru 6.  East Aurora, New York: Roycrofters, 1900. . All six volumes are in very near fine to very good condition in heavy printed, paper wraps with a sewn thread binding. All are small octavos measuring 8 by 6 inches. The contents of each are fine with no foxing, tanning or notations. These volumes include William Morris, Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, Robert Burns, John Milton and Samuel Johnson.
    TB24178  $90.00



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    Hubbard, Elbert:  Little Journeys to the Homes of English Authors Vol. VII Numbers 1 thru 6.  East Aurora, New York: Roycrofters, 1900. . All six volumes are in very near fine condition in heavy printed, paper wraps with a sewn thread binding. All are small octavos measuring 8 by 6 inches. The contents of each are fine with no foxing, tanning or notations. These volumes include Thomas B. Macaulay, Lord Byron, Joseph Addison, Robert Southey, S. T. Coleridge and Benjamin Disraeli.
    TB24179  $90.00




  • Hubbard, Elbert:  Little Journeys To The Homes of Eminent Painters.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1900). Reprint of June, 1900. Very good in highly decorated dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and blind embossed decorations on the spine and the same with gilt borders on the front board. A 16mo measuring 6 3/4" by 4 1/4" with a presentation inscription in ink and a date of June 13th, 1901 on the first free page. 497 pages followed by several pages of ads by the publisher. Illustrated with reproductions of contemporary works of art and photographs.
    TB24363  $12.00



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



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



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    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




  • 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




  • 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, 1900. First Edition. 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 very slight tanning of the cloth on the spine and six small stains on the front board. And, there is gift inscription in ink on the second free end page with a date of "Boston, May 19th, 1897". 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)
    TB32430  $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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    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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    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:  Soldier Tales.  London: Macmillan And Co., Ltd., 1900. Reprint of 1900. Very good+ in 3/4 red calk and pink cloth covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with two black leather labels with gilt text and gilt decorations in the compartments. The end sheets are marbled paper and the top edge of the text block is gilt. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 5 inches with the leather worn through over the tips of the boards and the leather is rubbed at the head and heel of the spine. 172 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 20 plates and small engraved vignettes at the head of each story. A collection of seven short stories including: With The Main Guard, The Drums of the Fore and Aft, The Man Who Was, The Courting of Dinah Shadd, The Incarnation of Krishna Mulvaney, The Taking of Lungungpen and The Madness of Private Ortheris.
    TB30613  $60.00



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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Mather, Fred:  In The Louisiana Lowlands A Sketch Of Plantation Life, Fishing And Camping Just After The Civil Waar, And Other Tales.  New York: Forest And Stream Publishing Co., 1900. First Edition. Very good+ in original olive green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 4 7/8 inches with faint soiling on the lower half of the front board and with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine crimped inward. Without a dust jacket. 321 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait from a black and white photo of the author. Considered by Bruns to be "scarce". (Wetzel, p181; Bruns, 78)
    TB31027  $200.00



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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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    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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    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.
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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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    Moring, Thomas:  One Hundred Book Plates Engraved On Wood.  Toronto: The Musson Book Company, [1900]. First Edition. An ex-library copy in very good condition in 3/4 light brown cloth and paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 6 3/4 inches with a 1/3 inch long hole in the cloth of the rear gutter, the two lower tips of the boards are bumped and the cloth on the spine is slightly faded and there is a library book plate on the front fixed end sheet. (xxv) pages of introduction followed by 100 plates.
    TB28995  $125.00



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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.
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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




  • Otis, James:  The Lobster Catchers A Story Of The Coast Of Maine.  New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, (1900). First Edition. Very near fine in its original decorated, brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board and with a illustration on the front board. An octavo of 8 by 5 1/2 inches with tiny traces of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. The front and rear hinges have been professionally repaired with Japanese tissue. 308 pages of text and illustrated with a frontispiece from an engraving by G. A. Traver and by twelve plates four from black and white photographs and the remaining from line art drawings.
    TB33199  $75.00




  • 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.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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




  • 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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    Roosevelt, Theodore:  The Winning of the West.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1900. Alleghany Edition. All four volumes of this complete set are in very good+ condition in their original, full brown cloth covered boards with gilt decorations and text on the spines and a gilt design of a teepee on the front boards and with the top edge of the text blocks gilt. Each is a small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 3/8 inches with rubbing, wear and short closed tear to the cloth at the heads and heels of the spines. None of the volumes have dust jackets. Wright Howes in his bibliography: U.S.Iana states that the Alleghany Edition is the best edition of this title of the many that were published. Volume I (From the Alleghanies to the Mississippi 1769-1776) contains 352 pages and is followed by a fold-out color map of the West During the Revolution. It is illustrated with a frontispiece and 25 plates. Volume II (From the Alleghaniees to the Mississippi 1777-1783) contains 427 pages including an index to volumes I and II which is followed by two fold-out color maps of The Colonies and The States. It is illustrated with a frontispiece and 24 plates. Volume III (The Founding of the Trans-Alleghany Commonwealths 1784-1790) contains 339 pages including an index which is followed by a fold-out map of the Western Land Claims At The Close of the Revolution. It is illustrated with a frontispiece and 24 plates. Volume IV (Louisiana and the Northwest 1791-1807) contains 363 pages including an index which is followed by a fold-out, color map Showing The First Explorations Of The Great West. It is illustrated with a frontispiece and 25 plates. The book plates printed on the front paste-downs is not completed by any prior owner. (Cole & Vail, A11.m.; Howes, R-433)
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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.
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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




  • 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".
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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.
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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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    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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    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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    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.
    TB30102  $175.00



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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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    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 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)
    TB32288  $8500.00



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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




  • 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.
    TB21310  $50.00



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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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    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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    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)
    TB31809  $60.00



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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 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.
    TB27830  $175.00



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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.
    TB31992  $75.00



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    Way, Thomas R. and Frederic Chapman:  Architectural Remains of Richmond Twickwenham Kew Petersham and Mortlake.  London: John Lane, 1900. First Edition, First printing. Good in the publisher's original decorated green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is worn through, there is a 2" dampness stain on the front board near the spine and the cloth is worn through at the bottom edges of the boards. Tipped-in at the front free end paper is a gift letter dated April 1901 to a previous owner. One of only 400 copies and this one is noted as copy number 172 and initialed by the illustrator on the verso of the fly title page. 127 pages of text illustrated with 24 pencil sketches of views from Richmond, Twickenham, Ken, Mortlake and Petersham.
    TB19160  $175.00




  • 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, Richard Anson :  History Of The Town Of Stonington, County Of New London, Connecticut, From Its First Settlement in 1649 to 1900.  New London, Conn.: Press of The Day Publishing Company, 1900. First Edition. Very good- in its original blind embossed, brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 by 5 3/4 inches with heavy wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, rubbing to the cloth at the front joint, the front hinge is cracked and the first free end page is loose (now repaired with archival tape) and there is an early prior owner's name in pencil on the second free end page. Following the title, there is added: "With A Genealogical Register Of Stonington Families". 754 pages of text including an extensive index and appendices. In this volume, the author provides copious details regarding Stonington's involvement in the Revolution and the War of 1812.
    TB32717  $140.00



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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




  • Wiggin, Kate Douglas:  Penelope's English Experiences and Penelope's Progress Two Volumes.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1900. First Illustrated Editions. Both volumes are in very good+ condition in green cloth covered boards with extensive gilt text and decorations stamped on the spines and front boards with the top edges in gilt. The cloth at the head of the spine on Vol. 1 has been nibbled by mice to a depth of 1/4" and the spines of both are somewhat tanned. The set includes Penelope's English Experiences with 53 illustrations by Charles E. Brock and Penelope's Progress Being such extracts from the Commonplace Book of Penelope Hamilton as relate to her Experiences in Scotland with 55 illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Only 3,022 copies of Vol 1 were printed with 3,028 of Vol. 2 were produced. (BAL 22623, 22624)
    TB15676  $52.50




  • 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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