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    Babcock, Bernie:  Hallerloogy's Ride with Santa Claus.  Perryville, Ark.: Self-published, 1943. Hand-Set Special Edition. Very good in heavy paper wraps over a double staple binding with a photographic paper label on the front cover. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 inches with the upper fore corner of the front cover crease, a shallow dampness stain at the lower edge of the title page of 1 1/2 by 1/3 inch deep and occasional spots of foxing from the illustrated plates. "The Story Of A Little Arkansas Negro Boy Who Took A Ride With Santa Claus". (from the front cover) 49 pages of text and illustrations from photographs on 8 plates.
    TB30340  $75.00




  • Backes, Clarus:  Growing up Western.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. First Edition, First printing. Near fine, with small remainder mark on top edges. In a near fine dust jacket. Introduction by Larry McMurtry and recollections by Dee Brown, A. B. Guthrie, Jr., David Lavender, Wright Morris, Clyde Rice, Wallace Stegner and Frank Waters.
    TB02460  $17.50



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    Bacon, Francis:  The Essayes Or Counsels Civill & Morall.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1980. Collector's Edition. Fine in full medium brown leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are gilt. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4" by 7" containing 190 pages of text. With an introduction by Christopher Morley. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. A tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB27196  $45.00



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    Bacon-Foster, Mrs. Corra:  Early Chapters In The Development Of The Patomac Route To The West.  New York: Burt Franklin, 1971. Facsimile Reprint. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5" with a prior owner's name and date on the first free end page together with a crossed-out price. Without a dust jacket. 277 pages including an index and text. Reprinted from the original printing of 1912. Illustrated with facsimiles of historical documents and reproductions of contemporary works of art. A history of the Potomac River Canal consisting of three parts: The Ohio Company and Other Adventures, 1748-1774; The Patowmack Company 1784 to 1828 From Its Unpublished Records; and, Life of Colo. Charles Simms, Gentleman.
    TB23934  $20.00



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    Baedeker, Karl:  Rhine From Rotterdam To Constance.  Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1906. Sixteen Revised Edition. Fine in red cloth covered over limp boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board with a prior owner's name and address written on the first free end paper. Due to the protection offered by the dust jacket (described below) the boards still have their original brightness and sheen. In a good dust jacket with a 1/2" deep triangular chip to the lower edge of the spine area and minor chips to the folds to the front flap. The multi-colored, fold-out map of "Rheinprovianz und Nassau" which precedes the title page is in place and is in excellent condition. There are 52 maps and 29 plans which illustrate this volume. Overall, a very handsome and collectable volume in an extremely scarce dust jacket.
    TB19728  $95.00




  • Baedeker, Karl:  Northern France From Belgium and the English Channel to the Loire Excluding Paris and its Environs.  Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1909. Fifth Edition. Good in red cloth covered over limp boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. The cloth at the upper 1" of the front joint is worn through and the cloth is worn and rubbed through at the heel of the spine. 454 pages including an index followed by a fold-out map of northern France. There are a total of 16 maps and 55 plans throughout the text. Tipped-in after the second free end paper is a multi-colored, fold-out map of northern France.
    TB16848  $15.00



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    Baederker, K.:  La Russie.  Leipzig and Paris: Karl Baedeker and Paul Ollendorff, 1902. Third Edition. Very good+ in decorated red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and blind embossed rules on the front board. A 16mo of 6 3/16 by 4 1/16 inches with a 1/4 closed tear to the cloth at the lower edge of the front board and light rubbing and wear around the edges of the spine and boards. Both the front and rear fold-out maps have been repaired with archival tape on the verso sides. The upper edge of the first free end page has an early owner's name, city and date. 476 pages of French text illustrated with 11 fold-out maps, 20 one page maps, 9 two page maps, 5 building plans and one elevation plan.
    TB30272  $200.00



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    Baer, Carlyle S.:  Thomas Sparrow Early Maryland Engraver and Patriot.  n.p.: no publisher stated, n.d.. Reprint. Near fine in heavy, printed, paper wraps over a stapled binding. A small quarto measuring 9 5/8 by 7 3/8 inches. Without a dust jacket. 9 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of four engraved bookplates, and two tipped-on plates.
    TB28843  $20.00




  • Bailey, Anthony:  Major Andre.  New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1987. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The author, a long-time contributor to The New Yorker, provides this fictionalized account of Major John Andre who was hanged as a spy by the American forces in Tappan, New York in 1780.
    TB06067  $15.00



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    Bailey, Adrian, and others:  The Taste of France.  New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, (1983). . Fine in burgundy cloth covered boards with bold white text on the spine. A quarto measuring 12 by 8 1/2 inches with a gift inscription on the first free end page. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. 288 pages packed with color photographs by Robert Freson celebrating regional cuisine of France.
    TB28862  $25.00



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    Bailey with additions by Susan Benedict Hill, James Montgomery:  History Of Danbury, Conn. 1684-1896.  Danbury, Conn.: Danbury Relief Society, 1896. First Edition. Very good+ in its original, blind embossed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto of 10 by 6 3/4 inches with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. There is a former owner's name pasted on a strip of paper on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 583 pages including an index, chronology and text. Illustrated from facsimiles of historical documents and images from black and white photographs. There is a significant section of the text devoted to the British raid on Danbury which occured in April of 1777 during the American Revolution.
    TB31322  $125.00




  • 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, Charles H., Jr.:  The Gentleman's Companion Volume I Being An Exotic Cookery Book or, Around the World With Knife, Fork and Spoon.  New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. First Edition, Limited Edition. Very good+ in 1/4 dark red leather and red buckram cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 6 1/4" with rubbing and mild wear to the leather corners at the head and heel of the spine and with two small white stains to the front board and there is a prior owner's name in pencil on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. One of only 1,250 copies printed with this copy numbered 71 as noted on the copyright page. 220 pages including an index, a one page appendix and text.
    TB27709  $150.00



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    Baker, Oliver:  Black Jacks And Leather Bottells Being Some Account Of Leather Drinking Vessels In England And Incidentally Of Other Ancient Vessels.  London: W. J. Fieldhouse, (1921). First Edition, Limited Edition. An ex-library copy in very good condition in brown leather covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A quarto of 12 1/2 by 9 1/4 inches with library markings on the spine, with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn down to the edges of the text block and the cloth over the tips of the boards worn through. Library markings include a book plate on the front paste down, a classification number on the verso of the first free end page, a stamp on the recto of the frontispiece page, an embossed stamp and rubber stamp on the title page and notations at the upper edge of the limitation page and a date stamp and library pocket on the rear end sheets. Without a dust jacket. Signed by the author and numbered 225 of an unknown number of limited edition copies published. 190 pages of text followed by an appendix and an index. Illustrated with a color frontispiece plate and 24 plates two of which are in color and numerous line drawing vignettes .
    TB29853  $150.00



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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




  • Baker, T. Lindsay and Julie P. Baker (Editors):  The WPA Oklahoma Slave Narratives.  Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, (1996). Second Printing. Fine in black cloth, simulated to appear as leather, covered boards with light blue text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 5 7/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. 543 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with a section of ten images from black and white photographs. Fourteen of the narratives contained in this title are published for the first time.
    TB30035  $40.00




  • Balchin, C. S. Forester, Eric Linklater & Christopher Sykes, Nigel:  Fatal Fascination.  Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1964. First American Edition. Very good+ in red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, which is slightly rolled, and with a prior owner's name on the front paste down. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with a dampness stain on the verso side which does not impact on the printed side of the jacket and with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area and light soiling to this white background jacket. "Four historic cases (of murder) vividly recreated by four master storytellers." 200 pages of text.
    TB19702  $14.00



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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



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    Baldwin, Ernest H.:  Stories Of Old New Haven.  New York: The Abbey Press, (1902). First Edition. Good in purple cloth covered boards with faint remnants of gilt text on the spine and with white text and illustrations on the front board. A small quarto of 7 3/4 by 5 1/4 inches with wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, to the joints and the tips of the boards. The front and rear hinges are cracked, but not separated, and there is a former owner's name in pencil on the first free end page. 204 pages of text illustrated 14 engraved plates.
    TB29231  $20.00




  • Baldwin, James:  The Story of Siegfied.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. . Very good- in black cloth covered boards with the gilt text stamping on the spine quite faded and with an illustrated paper plate fixed to the front board which has a small 1/8" nick to the lower corner with light rubbing. The plate facing page 220 has a narrow 2" long light colored stain at its upper edge. There are no other marks or notations in the book. With illustrations by Peter Hurd. All 6 color plates are present as is the illustration on the title page. A nice, clean copy.
    TB15574  $17.50




  • Balentine:  Vigilante Justice.  New York: Reynal & Company, 1956. First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in light brown cloth covered baords with a very slight roll to the spine. In a very good dust jacket with a price clipped jacket flap, 1/4" chips across the ends of the spine and a number of short closed tears at the base of the front panel. "How a few determined men brought law and order to the Forty- Niner in San Francisco." 173 pages of text.
    TB08247  $21.00




  • Balfour, Graham:  The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. First Edition, First printing. A two volume set both books of which are in very good+ condition in red buckram cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spines and the upper edges of the text blocks are in gilt. The first free end papers of both volumes are clipped at the upper corners. The heads and heels of both volumes are lightly rubbed and there is a newspaper article pasted to the first free end paper of the first volume which describes the discovery of a brass plaque commemorating Stevenson which was found in the Solomon Islands in 1963. The second volume has a scratch across the front board. The first volume contains 256 pages of text followed by a fold-out, color map of the south sea islands. The second volume contains 275 pages including an index.
    TB16729  $24.50



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    Ball, Don, Jr.:  The Pennsylvania Railroad 1940s-1950s.  New York: Elm Tree Books, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt decorations on the front board. The lower edge of the front board is slightly faded. In a near fine price clipped dust jacket. A 4to measuring 11 1/4" tall by 10 1/4" deep. 204 pages illustrated with hundreds of full color photographs.
    TB17016  $40.00




  • Ballentine, George:  Autobiography of an English Soldier in the U. S. Army.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1986. First thus. Fine in dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text & decorations and with a gilt top edge. The Lakeside Classic release of 1986. Without a dust jacket as issued but remains protected within the publisher's original shrink wrap. Edited by William H. Goetzmann. This book provides a first-hand account of a Scottish private in the US Army during the invasion of Mexico in 1846. 354 pages including an index and a list of the previously published titles in the Lakeside Classic series.
    TB23227  $20.00




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



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    Bannerman, Helen:  The Story Of Little Black Sambo.  Philadelphia: J. B. Lippencott Company, n.d.. Reprint. Very good in its original red cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and on the front board. A 24mo of 5 3/8 by 3 7/8 inches with stains on the front board, childish scribbling on the front fixed end page, and numbers in ink on the recto side of the second to last blank end page. Without its issued dust jacket. Unpaginated, but containing 34 leaves. Appearing on the title page: "Only authorized American edition". The story of a young, black Indian child and the four tigers who he runs into who takes his clothes.
    TB31531  $30.00



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    Banta, R. E.:  The Ohio.  New York: Rinehart & Company, (1949). First Signed, Limited Edition. Near fine in light gray cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark blue title block on the spine. There is a dated (1949) gift inscription on the first free end page. In a very good+ price clipped dust jacket with with light rubbing and wear to the upper and lower edges of the spine area and the same type of wear to the lower edges of the panels. This is a "Special Limited Valley Edition" which is signed by the author on the fly title page. Illustrated by Edward Shenton. 592 pages including an index.
    TB29718  $90.00



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    Banta, R. E.:  The Ohio.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1949). First Edition, First printing. Fine in light gray cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark blue title block on the spine. A small quarto of 8 by 5 1/4 inches. In a very near fine, price clipped dust jacket with very slight rubbing and light wear to the upper edge of the spine area. With illustrations by Edward Shenton. The 39th volume in the Rivers of America Series. 592 pages containing an index and bibliography.
    TB31372  $50.00




  • Barbato, Joseph:  Off the Beaten Path.  New York: North Point Press, 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 dark blue cloth and decorated paper covered boards with silver blue text stamping on the spine. fine. A collection of "Stories of Place" edited by Joseph Barbato and Lisa Weinerman Horak with an introduction by Barbara Kingsolver. Story contributors include: Howard Norman, Jill McCorkle, David James Duncan, Gretel Ehrlich, Richard Bausch, Lee Smith, Eric Lustbader, Barry Lopez, Annie Proulx, Rick Bass, Rita May Brown, Larry Watson & Julia Alvarez.
    TB06912  $10.00




  • Barbato, Joseph, and Lisa Weinerman:  Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places.  New York: Pantheon Books, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 brown cloth and light brown paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Co-authored with Lisa Weinerman with a forward by Barry Lopez. Essays by Terry Tempest Williams, Rick Bass, Tom McGuane, William Kitteredge, James Welch, Jim Harrison, Pam Houston, William Least Heat-Moon, Paul Theroux and Peter Matthiessen.
    TB08577  $20.00



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



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    Barber, John Warner:  Massachusetts Historical Collections, Being A General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, &c., Relating To The History and Antiquities of Every Town in Massachusetts, With Geographical Descriptions.  Worcester, Mass.: Dorr, Howland & Co., 1839. First Edition. Near fine in a recent 1/2 brown leather and marbled paper covered boards with gilt black leather text block with gilt text stamping on the spine and new end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. The contents are in excellent condition with 624 pages of text with occasional spots of foxing to the pages throughout. The hand-colored, four-color, fold-out map is in place following the front index and is in near fine condition with a tiny 1/4" closed tear at the lower margin. Illustrated throughout by the author's 200 line drawings and wood cut engravings. (Howes, B-123)
    TB28746  $250.00



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    Barber, John Warner:  The History And Antiquities Of New England, New York And New Jersey.  Worcester, Mass.: Dorr, Howland & Co., 1841. First Edition. Good in 3/4 red leather and pebbled, black cloth covered boards with gilt tool work and text on the spine and with the edges of the text block marbled. An octavo measuring 9" by 5 1/4" with 1/4" deep chipping to the leather at the head of the spine and with 1/8 chipping from the leather at the heel of the spine. The leather at the lower tips of the boards is worn through. There is also considerable foxing throughout the pages, but none so bad as to render the text unreadable. 576 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece and throughout the text with line drawings and wood cut engravings by the author. The fold-out, hand colored map following the preface is present and is in excellent condition with only a minor, closed tear of 1/2" long at one of the folds. (Howes, B-124)
    TB26036  $195.00



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



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



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




  • Barbour, Major Philip Norbourne:  Journals of the Late Brevet Major Philip Norbourne Barbour Captain in the 3rd Regiment, United States Infantry.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1936. Limited edition copy. Very good+ in 1/4 tan and blue ribbed cloth covered boards with a paper label on the spine and with a blind embossed seal on the front board. The cloth at the lower tips of the boards is rubbed through. Without a dust jacket. Edited and with a forward by Rhonda van Bibber Tanner Doubleday. A limited edition copy as noted on the second free end paper being copy number 547 of only 1,000 signed and numbered copies produced. It is also signed by the editor. 187 pages of text followed by notes on the ancestry of Major Philip Norbourne Barbour. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author a reproduction of a daguerreotype of Martha Barbour and a photograph of the momument erected to the Major's memory by the state of Kentucky. The full title reads: Journals of the Late Brevet Major Philip Norbourne Barbour Captain in the 3rd Regiment, United States Infantry and his wife Martha Isabella Hopkins Barbour Written During the War with Mexico -1846. Major Barbour was killed in action in Montery on Sept. 21, 1846. His journals and letters written while in Mexico during the war given a first person account of the military actions and personalities witnessed and recorded by Barbour. Very uncommon.
    TB17911  $105.00




  • Barich, Bill:  Carson Valley.  New York: Pantheon Books, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket. Bill Barich's fifth book which takes place in the wine region of northern California.
    TB06008  $14.00




  • Barich, Bill:  Hard to Be Good.  New York: Farrar, Straus & Gir, 1987. First Edition, First printing. Fine In a fine dust jacket.
    TB01378  $10.50




  • Barick, Bill:  Big Dreams.  New York: Pantheon Books, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 green cloth and paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and on the front board. In a fine dust jacket. A journey through California from the north end to the boarder with Mexico. The author's fourth book.
    TB05666  $24.50



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    Baring-Gould, S.:  An Old English Home And Its Dependencies.  London: Methuen & Co., 1898. First Edition. Very good- in blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine and on the front board together with elaborate background designs in light green. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 inches with the cloth at the tips of the boards rubbed and worn and with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed in spots. The front hinge is cracked, but the binding is holding. The contents are clean and unmarked and free of any prior ownership markings. 336 pages of text followed by 40 pages of ads by the publisher dated December 1898. Illustrated by F. Bligh Bond. "This book describes the life and environment of an old English family." (from the publisher's ad noted above)
    TB29464  $25.00




  • Barker, Eugene C.:  The Life of Stephen F. Austin Founder of Texas, 1793-1836.  Nashville: Cokesbury Press, 1925. De luxe Signed Limited Edition. Very good+ in 3/4 vellum and paper covered boards with a green leather spine label with moderate wear at the head and heel of the spine. Signed by the author on the third free end paper and numbered 127 ouf ot only 250 special edition copies printed. The author has also signed and warmly inscribed the book to John Wilson Townsend on the first free end paper. 549 pages including an index with two fold-out maps and 6 illustrations with many pages uncut. (Howes B137) A highly regarded biography.
    TB14227  $275.00



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    Barnes, Stan:  Random Recollections Anecdotal Tales of a Bygone Guilford.  Guilfrod, Conn.: Guilford Courier, (2005). First Edition. Near fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A square octavo of 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. 104 pages of text illustrated from photographs. A collection of anecdotal stories about Guilford, Connecticut which appeared in The Guilford Courier from 2000 to 2005.
    TB30466  $25.00



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    Barrie, J. M.:  Tommy and Grizel.  London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1900. First Edition. Near fine in its original navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and borders on the spine, with printed end sheets and the top edge of the text block is gilt. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 inches with faint spots of foxing to the fore and bottom edges of the text block and with professional repairs to the hinges. Without a dust jacket; however, the book is showcased within a red, cloth covered, chemise and a exquisite, extremely ornate slip case half of which is covered with red morocco leather with raised bands, gilt text and decorations in the compartments and the balance covered in red cloth matching the cloth on the chemise. 431 pages of text followed by eight pages of ads by the publisher.
    TB30549  $150.00



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    Barrie, J. M.:  Better Dead.  London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1891. Second Edition. Good+ in its original dark blue cloth over beveled boards with the remnants of gilt text on the spine. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 4 7/8 inches with the cloth rubbed through on a 1/4" section at the upper edge of the rear board and at the tip of the same. Without a dust jacket. 145 pages of text with the color frontispiece. This title was Barrie's first book which was initially published in 1888 in a paperbound format. This is a reprint after Barrie had published two other novels.
    TB28695  $50.00



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



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    Barrow, Elfrida De Renne and Laura Palmer Bell:  Anchored Yesterdays The Log Book Of Savannah's Voyage Across A Georgia Century in Ten Watches.  Savannah, Gorgia: Little House of Savannah, 1956. Second Edition. Very good in heavy, printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding with black text on the spine and black text and red designs on the front cover. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 6 1/4 inches with light rubbing and wear to the covers. The contents are clean and bright. Without a dust jacket. 113 pages of text followed by a bibliography and an index. Illustrated from earlier works of art. Printed by the Ashantilly Press of Darien, Georgia. This is the second edition of the first edition which was published in 1923.
    TB30476  $25.00




  • Barry, Scott:  The Kingdom of Wolves.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Fine in gray paper covered boards with black text stamping on the spine. In a very near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with a 1" closed tear from the upper edge of the front panel with several related creases. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free end paper and dated in the year of publication with the author's sketch of a wolf's paw print. 64 pages of text and photographs.
    TB12003  $30.00



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    Barry, Beatrice, and Mary Mackey (Compilers:  A Sharon Bibliography Based On The Sawtell Collection and Other Material in the Hotchkiss Library.  Sharon, Connecticut: Self Published, 1951. Typewritten manuscript. A typewritten, self-published bibliography in heavy typed paper wraps over a stapled binding which is in very good condition. A quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/2" with minor wear. Without a dust jacket as issued. 14 pages followed by additions dated July 1952 of 5 pages, followed by additions of 1953 of 4 pages and that is followed by Additions of 1954 in carbon copy 4 pages and finally Additions of 1956 of 2 pages in carbon copy.
    TB27585  $15.00



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    Bartenstein, Fred and Isabel:  A Report on New Jersey's Revolutionary War Powder Mill and a Preliminary Archeological Survey of the Ford Powder Mill Site.  Morristown, NJ: Morris County Historical Society, (1975). . Fine in light yellow cloth covered boards with dark blue text on the spine and front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 3/8". In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. 194 pages containing an index, acknowledgments, sources, bibliography and text. Illustrated with maps, black and white photographs and line drawings.
    TB28398  $30.00



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    Barthelme, Donald:  The King.  New York: Harper & Ros, Publishers, (1990). First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt embossed crown on the front board. An octavo mesuring 8 1/4" by 5" with a prior owner's blind embossed seal on the first free end page. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 159 pages illustrated with woodcut illustrations by Barry Moser. A comedic retelling of Le'Morte d'Arthur with some modern day twists.
    TB28107  $10.00



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    Bartlett, John:  Familiar Quotations A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature.  Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1944. Eleventh Edition Revised and Enlarged, Reprint of 1944. Near fine in 3/4 red leather and red cloth covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt decorations in the compartments and gilt rules to the edges of the leather on the boards, A small quarto of 9 by 5 7/8 inches with minor rubbing to the joints at the upper edge of the spine and the leather is worn through over the lower tips of the boards and there is a gift inscription on the second free end page. 1578 pages including an extensive index and text.
    TB29739  $30.00




  • Bartlett, Richard A.:  The New Country: A social History of the American Frontier.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in orange cloth covered boards with red & gilt decorations and text on the spine and front board with top edge dust stained. In a very good+ dust jacket with spine lightly faded and ends rubbed and worn with small flecks and chips. This award winning author examines the development of "The New Country" as it was known between 1776 to 1890 as pioneers eager to start a new way of life called it. 247 pages with index & maps
    TB06245  $28.00



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    Bartram, William, and edited by Thomas P. Slaughter:  Travels Through South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.  Chicago, Ill.: The Lakeside Press, 2010. First Edition. Fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine, gilt borders on the front and rear boards and a gilt company logo on the front board with green printed end sheets. A 16mo measuring 6 3/4" by 4 1/4" with upper and lower headbands and with the top edge of the text block gilt. Still contained within the publisher's shrink wrap. 324 pages including an index followed by image credits and publisher's notes about the composition of this title. Illustrated with 37 plates or pictures within the text many of which are in color. Bartram was the first, native-born naturalist in this country. The first edition of Bartram's work was published in Philadelphia in 1791. This publication is an abridgment of the first two parts of the original printing. This title is the 108th volume in the longest running collection of series Americana. This volume focuses on a portion of this country which has not been touched on in any previous volumes of the Lakeside Classics.
    TB25809  $20.00



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    Barueth, Johan:  Hollands en Zeelands Jubel-Jaar of Tweehonderd-Jarige Gedachtenis Der Heuchelyke Verlossing van het Spaansche jok en grondlegging van Neerlands Republick in het Jaar MDLXXII.  Dordrecht: Adriaan Walpot, 1772. . Very good+ in its original vellum covered boards with black text on the spine. A small octavo of 7 7/8 by 4 7/8 inches with light soiling to the boards. The contents are clean and bright with few areas of foxing or tanning. The text is entirely in Dutch. A book which celebrates the Jubilee of 1772, the two hundredth year anniversary of the beginning of the liberation from the Spanish Yoke in 1572. The detailed text of the book describes the events happening in 1572 based on authoritative manuscripts and earlier books by Dutch historians. 305 pages of text followed by two publications containing poetry celebrating the Jubilee, published under the name of Izaak van Huyssenburg in Dordrecht by Pieter van Braam consisting of 23 leaves all of which are bound in. Illustrated with a fold-out plate depicting the siege and capture of the town of Brill.
    TB31225  $500.00



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    Bascomb, Neal:  The Escape Artists.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 brown and light blue paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. The subtitle reads: "A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War". 310 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a section of images from black and white photographs.
    TB30349  $30.00



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    Bass, Rick:  The Ninemile Wolves.  Livingston: Clark City Press, 1992. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in 1/2 maroon cloth and light brown cloth covered boards with gilt designs on the spine and gilt text and an image of a running wolf on the front board. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine, cloth covered slipcase. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. One of only 125 copies printed. 162 pages of text followed by a map and two pages of records of the Ninemile wolves. Describes the reintroduction of wolves to Montana which started in 1989; and, hopefully continues to this day.
    TB01689  $150.00



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    Bass, Rick:  Brown Dog Of The Yaak Essays On Art and Activism.  Minneapolis: Milkweed Edition, 1999. Signed, Limited First Edition. Fine in brick red cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and front board and with a colored photograph of a fern on affixed to the front board. Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the title page and this copy is numbered copy 114 out of only 120 copies printed. 170 pages of text which includes a 15 page "portrait" of Rick Bass and a bibliography of his work to-date.
    TB20713  $80.00




  • Bass, Rick:  Brown Dog Of The Yaak Essays On Art and Activism.  Minneapolis: Milkweed Edition, 1999. Signed, Limited First Edition. Fine in brick red cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and front board and with a colored photograph of a fern on affixed to the front board. Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the title page. 170 pages of text which includes a 15 page "portrait" of Rick Bass and a bibliography of his work to-date.
    TB20715  $80.00



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    Bass, Rick:  The Sky, The Stars, The Wilderness.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. First Edition. Near fine in 1/4 maroon cloth and paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine with light dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. A limited first edition which is numbered 31 out of only 100 copies and signed by the author on a tipped-in page prior to the fly title page. A collection of three novellas by Bass. Picked by Amazon books as one of the best books of nature/natural history for 1997 and winner of the 1998 Mountains & Plains Booksellers award.
    TB05706  $75.00



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    Bass, Rick:  The New Wolves.  New York: The Lyons Press, 1998. First Edition. Fine in paper covered boards with light yellow text stamping on the spine. In a fine, nclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author and by the illustrator, Elizabeth Bass, on the title page. The author takes on another topic of wolf reintroduction. This one deals with the efforts to repopulate the "lobo" or Mexican Wolf to the American Southwest.
    TB13130  $30.00



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    Bass, Rick, Editor:  The Roadless Yaak Reflections and Observations About One of Our Last Great Wild Places.  Guilford, Conn.: The Globe Pequot Press, (2002). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in tan cloth covered boards with bold, dark green text stamped on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 244 pages including an index, about the authors and text. 36 authors, under the editorship of Rick Bass, assemble a collection of essays and thoughts on a wild place in northwestern Montana...The Yaak Valley.
    TB31280  $25.00




  • Bass, Rick:  Platte River.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. A collection of three short stories.
    TB01835  $21.00




  • Bass, Rick:  The Sky, The Stars, The Wilderness.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 maroon cloth and paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine with 1st FEP creased at lower corner. In a fine dust jacket. A collection of three novellas by Bass. Picked by Amazon books as one of the best books of nature/natural history for 1997 and winner of the 1998 Mountains & Plains Booksellers award.
    TB05701  $20.00




  • Bass, Rick:  The Ninemile Wolves.  Montana: Clark City Press, 1992. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. One of the author's finest and most memorable books in which he describes the reintroduction of wolves to Montana which started in 1989; and, hopefully continues to this day.
    TB16945  $20.00



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    Bass, Rick:  The Hermit's Story.  New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002. First Edition. Fine in purple and tan paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. A collection of ten short stories.
    TB19212  $20.00



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    Bass, Rick:  The Lost Grizzlies A Search for Survivors in the Wilderness of Colorado.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 brown cloth and tan paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with light dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very near fine dust jacket with the price intact but with two minor closed tears at the upper rear corner of the spine area and at the upper fore corner of the front panel. The author joins in the quest to search for the grizzly bear long presumed to be extinct from the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. 239 pages of text.
    TB22129  $20.00




  • Bass, Rick:  Oil Notes.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. First Edition. Near fine in black 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with the author's gilt signature on the front cover and gilt text printing on the spine with minor dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. The author's fourth book. A book written in the form of a journal which document the thoughts of this immensely talented writer about life and oil.
    TB05162  $15.00




  • Bass, Rick:  Platte River.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. First Edition. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. A collection of three short stories.
    TB06020  $15.00



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    Bass, Rick:  Where the Sea Used to Be.  New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 gray cloth and paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine & the authors signature on the front. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 445 pages of text.
    TB07001  $15.00




  • Bass, Rick:  The New Wolves.  New York: The Lyons Press, 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in paper covered boards with light yellow text stamping on the spine with minor insignificant dust stains to the top edge of the text block. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. The author takes on another topic of wolf reintroduction. This one deals with the efforts to repopulate the "lobo" or Mexican Wolf to the American Southwest.
    TB07665  $15.00



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    Bass, Rick:  Fiber.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1989. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and paper covered boards with gray text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with a few minor wrinkles on the upper edge of the spine area. Although a work of fiction the author leaves no doubt that he is creating an analogy with his own Yaak Valley with the strong suggestion that action be taken quickly to protect it.
    TB08177  $15.00



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    Bass, Rick:  The Deer Pasture.  College Station: Texas A & M University, 1985. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brick red cloth covered boards with white and black text on the spine with only a hint of dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with only a hint of rubbing at the lower edge of the spine area and at the upper fore corner of the front panel at the fold to the flap. The author's first book. With illustrations by Elizabeth Hughes, the author's wife. 123 pages of text and black and white sketches. Laid-in is a special promotional brochure from Wardlaw Books (Texas A&M University Press) "announcing a new series (welcoming) the appearance of the first Wardlaw Books: The Deep Pasture by Rick Bass...." and three other titles of the same period of time.
    TB21015  $15.00




  • Bass, Rick:  Oil Notes.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with the author's gilt signature on the front cover and gilt text printing on the spine In a fine dust jacket. The author's fourth book. A book written in the form of a journal which document the thoughts of this immensely talented writer about life and oil.
    TB05161  $10.00




  • Bass, Rick:  In The Loyal Mountains.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 cloth and light gray paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine with light dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket.
    TB06014  $10.00



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    Bass, Rick:  Platte River.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. 2nd printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. A collection of three short stories.
    TB06022  $10.00




  • Bass, Rick:  The Watch.  New York: W. W. Norton, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/2 green cloth and decorated paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping with light dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. The author's third book which is a collection of ten short stories which comprise his first publication of fiction.
    TB08351  $10.00



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    Bass, Rick:  Winter Notes From Montana.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards. In a near fine dust jacket with faint creasing at the upper edge of the front panel. A description of life and nature in a remote valley in Montana as experienced by the author.
    TB10530  $10.00



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    Bass, Rick:  The Hermit's Story.  New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002. First Edition, First printing. Fine in purple and tan paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. A collection of ten short stories. 179 pages of text. A very tight, clean and unread copy with no prior owner's marks, names or plates.
    TB24973  $10.00



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



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    Baum, L. Frank:  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, The Road To Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, Ozama Of Oz, and The Marvelous Land of Oz.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1987. Collector's Editions. A complete set of the Easton Press' collection of Oz tales all bound in full leather covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spines between two raised bands and with bold gilt text on the front boards with raised embossing depicting some character or event in the books. Each volume has all edges of the text block gilt. There are silk end sheets with matching placement ribbons and there are no prior ownership markings of any kind. Each volume is illustrated with the same colorful illustrations that appeared in the original versions of the books. Each volume is an octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 3/4 inches. Without dust jackets as issued. Ozama of Oz is bound in red leather and contains 272 pages. Dorothy And The Wizard In Oz is bound in brown leather and contains 262 pages. The Road To Oz is bound in dark green leather with 267 pages. The Emerald City Of Oz is bound in brown leather and contains 300 pages. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is bound in dark green leather with 268 pages. And, The Marvelous Land of Oz is bound in dark blue leather with 291 pages.
    TB30997  $700.00



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    Bayley, John:  Iris A Memoir of Iris Murdock.  London: Duckworth, 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6" with a prior owner's name and date of 1999 written on the first free end page. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 189 pages of text illustrated with two sections of black and white photographs. A fine, tight, bright and clean copy.
    TB23406  $20.00



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    Bayley, John:  Iris And The Friends A Year of Memories.  London: Duckworth, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6" with a prior owner's name and date of 2000 written on the first free end page. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 208 pages of text illustrated with one section of black and white photographs. A fine, tight, bright and clean copy.
    TB23407  $20.00




  • Bayliss, Joseph, and Estelle Bayliss:  Historic St. Joseph Island.  Cedar Rapids, Iowa: The Torch Press, 1938. First Edition. Very near fine in red, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo of 7 9/16 by 5 1/4 inches very slight rubbing to the cloth at the head of the spine and with the upper fore corner of the front board bumped Warmly inscribed and signed by both authors to Dr. Milo M. Qauife, the editor of this title, on the first free end page. 237 pages including an index, appendices and text. Illustrated with maps, images from black and white photographs and reproductions of earlier works of art.
    TB31714  $250.00




  • Baynham, Henry:  Before The Mast Naval Ratings of the Nineteenth Century.  London: Hutchinson, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine, with a prior name on the first free end paper and minor discolorations on the verso of the fly title page and on the verso of the frontispiece. In a very good+ dust jacket with a price clipped front flap but with two tape repairs on the verso of the jacket at the ends of the spine area mending two closed tears. 224 pages containing an index, glossary, text and illustrated with period art and photographs. The author provides an authoritative study of the sailor's life in the British Navy which is a sequel to his book: From the Lower Deck.
    TB15877  $25.00



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    Beach, William M.:  In The Shadow of Mount McKinley.  New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931. First Edition. Very good in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board with a gilt stamped outline of an caribou skull and antlers on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6 1/4" with map end sheets. There is rubbing and wear to the cloth at the ends of the spine area and with the front and rear hinges cracked. Without its issued dust jacket. Signed, dated and warmly inscribed by the author on the second free end page. One of only 750 copies printed. 289 pages of text. Illustrated with a color frontispiece, a fold-out map and 36 plates. According to M. L. Biscotti, in his book: A Bibliography of American Sporting Books, this is "An important work on big game hunting in the Denali region." (Biscotti: p.30; Siegel/Marschalk/Oelgart, 53)
    TB27825  $250.00



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    Beach, E. Merrill:  Trumbull: Chruch and Town A History Of The Colonial Town Of Trumbull And Of Its Church.  Trumbull, Conn.: Trumbull Historical Commission, c 1955, 1956. Second Edition. Fine in dark red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with hints of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without a dust and probably as issued. 165 pages including a map of the town, bibliography and text. Illustrated throughout from black and white photographs.
    TB30630  $25.00



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    Beach, E. Merrill:  They Face The Rising Sun .  Chester, Conn.: Trumbull Cemetery Committee, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Fine in lime green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text with the design of a tombstone on the front board. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed and dated in the year of publication by the author on the title page. "A comprehensive story with Genealogical material and complete charting of Unity Burial Ground - Oldest Cemetery in Trumbull, Connecticut 1730 - 1971." 60 pages including an index, bibliography, text and illustrated with black and white photographs.
    TB24877  $20.00




  • Beach, Captain Edward L.:  The United States Navy 200 Years.  New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. 564 pages including an index, bibliography, appendix, text with two sections of photographs all of which provide the author's 200 year history of the U.S. Navy.
    TB13142  $12.00



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    Bean, Florence O. and John C. Brodhead:  Bookbinding For Beginners.  Worcester, Mass.: The Davis Press, Inc., 1931. Fourth Edition. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the front board. An octavo of 9 by 5 7/8 inches with the cloth worn through at the head of the spine and light rubbing at the heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards, and what appears to be small areas of white paint on the rear board. Without a dust jacket. 124 pages of text. The title provides elementary exercises for the student to familiarize him/her with basic steps in box making and working with cloth.
    TB29750  $12.00



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    Bear, Greg:  Vitals.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 2002. Collector's Edition. Fine in full decorated red leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both covers. The end sheets are silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring 9 3/4" by 6 1/2" containing 206 pages of text. Limited to only 1,150 copies with this copy identified as number 654 and signed by the author on the special limitation page. With the publisher's one page note laid-in at the front of the book. Illustrated with a frontispiece by Adrian Chesterman. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of Signed, First Editions of Science Fiction. A handsome, tight, clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB25930  $60.00




  • Beardsley, Aubrey:  The Story of Venus and Tannhauser.  New York: , 1927. Limited Edition. Near fine in 1/4 gold and black cloth covered boards with black text stamped on the spine with rough cut edging. The text block is composed of hand made paper from France. Without a dust jacket but contained within a fair, paper covered slip case which has started to part at its lower edges. This copy is identified on the colophon as number 423 of only 750 copies printed and issued privately for subscribers only. 93 numbered pages of text with six full page illustrations and ten headpieces designed by Bertram R. Elliott.
    TB21633  $200.00



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    Beattie, Owen, and John Geiger:  Frozen in Time The Fate of The Franklin Expedition.  New York: MJF Books, 2004. First Edition. Fine in i4/ tan cloth and ivory colored paper covered boards with bold copper colored text on the spine with minor bumps to the lower fore edges of the boards. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. The mystery of what happened to the ill-fated Franklin Expedition in the Arctic in 1845 was finally discovered with the exhumation of the graves of three of Franklin's crew on Beechey Island in 1984 and 1986. 278 pages containing an index, bibliography, appendices and text. Illustrated with maps and photographs.
    TB28384  $30.00



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    Beck, Horace P.:  The American Indian As A Sea-Fighter In Colonial Times.  Mystic, Conn.: The Marine Historical Association, Inc., 1959. First Edition. Very good+ in heavy, printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quarto of 10 by 7 inches with mild foxing on the covers. The contents are clean and bright. Without a dust jacket as issued. 92 pages including a bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a map frontispiece and with black and white images from earlier works of art and from photographs. Number 35 of the publications produced by The Marine Historical Association, Inc.
    TB30474  $10.00



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    Beck, Simone, Louisette Bertholle and Julia Child:  Mastering the Art of French Cooking.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966, c1961. Thirteenth Printing of December, 1966. Near fine in printed cloth covered boards with black and white on orange title blocks on the spine and on the front board with white end sheets. A small quarto measuring 10 by 6 7/8 inches with the top edge of the text block stained orange. Without its issued dust jacket. 684 pages of text followed by a 32 page index. Illustrated with line drawings by Sidonie Coryn.
    TB31479  $45.00



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    Beebe, William:  Pheasants Their Lives and Homes (In Two Volumes).  Garden City: New York Zoological Society and Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1931 c.1926. Reprint. Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine condition in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines and gilt text and emblems on the front boards. Both are small quartos measuring 10 1/2" by 7 1/2". Both are within very good+ off white dust jackets with tanning to the spine areas and both show modest shallow chipping from the upper edges of the spine areas. Volume I contains 257 pages and volume II contains 309 pages including an index to both volumes. Both are illustrated with photographs, and color and black and white plates. Both volumes are contained within a fine, light green, cloth covered clamshell box with marbled paper on the inside boards and with black text stamped on a paper label on the spine end.
    TB25292  $200.00



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    Beebe, Lucius:  Mr. Pullman's Elegant Palace Car.  Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1961. . Very good+ in 1/4 black cloth and light green cloth covered boards with gilt and red text on the spine and with decorated end sheets. A quarto measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches with a 1/2 inch slit to the black cloth at the lower edge of the front joint and with light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the heel of the spine and with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. In a good, price clipped dust jacket with numerous tears and chipping. 574 numbered pages of photographs and text.
    TB25988  $45.00




  • Belcher, Henry:  The First American Civil War Pirst Period 1775-1778 With Chapters On The Continental Or Revolutionary Army And On The Forces Of The Crown.  London: Macmillan And Co., 1911. First Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good condition in dark blue cloth covered boards gilt text on the spines. Both volumes are octavos measuring 8 7/8" by 5 1/2" with rubbing and slight fraying of the cloth at the heads and heels of the spines and with foxing to the front and rear end sheets. The cracked rear hinge of volume I has been professionally repaired. Volume I contains 350 pages of text followed by two pages of ads from the publisher. Volume II contains 364 pages including and index followed by four pages of ads. Both volumes are illustrated with maps, black and white photographs and reproductions of earlier works of art.
    TB28332  $100.00




  • Bellesiles, Michael A.:  Revolutionary Outlaws Ethan Allen and the struggle for Independence on the Early American Frontier.  Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in red cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed, dated in the year of publication and warmly inscribed by the author on the title page. 428 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes, appendices and text. Illustrated with one map. Both a biography of Ethan Allen and a history on the formation of the state of Vermont and the creation of the most democratic state constitution of any created in the 18th century.
    TB20083  $50.00




  • Bellesiles, Michael A.:  Arming America The Origins of A National Gun Culture.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/2 simulated green leather and black paper covered boards with broad gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the wrap-around band containing reviews by Peter S Onuf, Michael Kammen, Robert J. Spitzer and Michael Zuckerman. A review copy in beautiful, unread condition. 603 pages including an index, chapter notes and text.
    TB17964  $17.50



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    Bemis, Samuel Flagg:  Jay's Treaty A Study In Commerce and Diplomacy.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923. First Edition, First printing. Very good in dark blue, pebbled, cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 3/4" with the rear hinge cracked (but, professionally repaired), modest fading to the cloth around the edge of the boards, with a prior owner's name and address written on the first free end page and spots of foxing to the end sheets and dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very good- price clipped dust jacket with 3/4" deep chipping across the lower edge of the spine area, 1/3" deep chips to the upper corners of the spine area and small 1/4" chips from the corners of the panels. 388 pages including an index (with the errata slip bound-in), bibliography, appendix and text. A few of the pages contain light underlining in pencil. Chief Justice John Jay was appointed by President Washington in 1794 to lead a special peace mission to Great Britain to negotiate a settlement with that country and mitigate the possibility of war between the two countries and allow the US to maintain a neutral position with France and England in their ongoing war. Of particular issue for the American cause was the continued occupation of six northwestern forts by the British, the efforts by the British at those forts to incite the Indians of the area to attack American settlements, and naval orders issued in 1793 to capture American neutral shipping. Despite long odds and mixed support of his candidacy for the task, Jay succeeded and brought back to Washington a treaty which was signed on November 19, 1794 which allowed peace with Great Britain for another 18 years. An acceptable copy in jacket of a very uncommon title.
    TB24200  $60.00



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    Benchley, Nathaniel:  Humphrey Bogart.  Boston: Little Brown, (1975). First Edition, First Printing. Very good in 1/4 black cloth and black paper covered boards with metallic red and silver colored text on the spine and bold silver colored text stamped on the front board with red end sheets. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 7/8 inches with very slight fading to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with a bumped upper fore corner to the front board. There is a second gift inscription on the second fly leaf. In a good, price clipped dust jacket with a 1/ 1/2" deep chip from the upper edge of the spine area, heavy rubbing to all the folds and several closed tears to the edges of the panels. With a personal, dated inscription by the author on the front fly leaf. 242 pages of text. Illustrated throughout from black and white photographs.
    TB30086  $40.00



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    Benet, William Rose:  The Reader's Encyclopedia.  New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1965. Second Edition, Third printing of December 1965. Fine in 3/4 red leather and red cloth covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt decorations in the compartments and gilt rules to the edges of the leather on the boards, A small quarto of 9 1/2 by 6 5/8 inches. Without a dust jacket. 1118 pages with thumb tabs to the fore edge of the text block. An exceptionally handsome, clean and tight leather binding with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29741  $75.00



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    Benford, Gregory:  Timescape.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1989. Collector's Edition. Near fine in full black leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both covers. The gilt in some of the embossed areas on the boards is missing. The end sheets are printed paper with a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" containing 412 pages of text. With the publisher's two page collector's notes laid-in. Illustrated with drawings by Bob Eggleton and with an introduction by David G. Harftwell. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The Masterpieces of Science Fiction. A very tight and clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB23589  $50.00




  • Benjamin, Robert E.:  Mackinac Island Three Hundred Years of History.  Mackinac Island: Benjamin of Mackinac Island, 1957. Fourth Edition. Very good in heavy green printed wraps with a triple staple binding. The edge of the spine area is tanned. A small octavo measuring 7 5/8" by 5". Without a dust jacket as issued. 96 pages of text and extensively illustrated with black and white photographs and maps.
    TB24147  $10.00




  • Bennett, Whitman:  A Practical Guide to American Book Collecting (1663-1940).  New York: Bennett Book Studios, 1941. Limited first edition. Very good+ in tan cloth covered boards with an errata slip pasted to the front end paper & light wear to the spine ends. Without a dust jacket. One of only 1,250 copies published. "With all items arranged in sequence as a Chronological Panorama of American Authorship and with each subject considered from Bibliographical, Biographical and Analytical Aspects." 254 pages with index and text.
    TB10062  $50.00




  • Bennett, Geoffrey:  Nelson The Commander.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1972. . Near fine in burgundy cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and map end papers. The front board has a 1/2" circular stain at its fore edge. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with specs of gray paint on the front panel. A biography of Nelson by a professional naval officer. 322 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes, text and illustrated with maps and photographic reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB17561  $21.00



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    Bennett, C. E.:  Advance and Retreat to Saratoga in the American Revolution.  Schenectady: Robson & Adee, c. 1927. Reprint of 1933. Good in printed, orange paper wraps over a five stapled binding. An octavo measuring 9 by 5 3/4 inches with a number of short closed tears to the panels with light soiling. Without a dust jacket as issued. Subtitled: American Offensive - Advance To Quebec Retreat To Ticonderoga. (81) pages including a one page index. Illustrated with line drawings and reproductions of photographs.
    TB25237  $20.00




  • Bennett, Geoffrey:  The Battle of Trafalgar.  (Annapolis): Naval Institute Press, 1977. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" high by 6" deep. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with wrap around cover art from a painting by George Chambers. 256 pages including an index, notes on the plates, a bibliography and text. Illustrated with a section of maps, photographs and reproductions of contemporary works of art together with additional line drawings within the text.
    TB23070  $15.00




  • Bennett, Arnold:  Mental Efficiency And Other Hints To Men And Women.  New York: George H. Doran Company, 1911. Reprint. Very good+ in 1/4 inch brown cloth and light brown paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and the same on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 5 inches with a minor bump to the fore upper corner of the front board and with a prior owner's name on the front paste down. Without a dust jacket. Laid-in is an ad printed on both sides for other books produced by the publisher. 119 pages of text. An early self-help manual.
    TB25543  $10.00




  • Benson:  From Pittsburgh to The Rocky Mountains.  Golden, CO: Fulcrum, Inc., 1988. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated dark red cloth covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Sub-titled: "Major Stephen Long's Expedition 1810-1820."
    TB10914  $17.50




  • Benson, Elizabeth P.:  The Maya World.  New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1967. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in olive green cloth covered boards with the upper edges of the boards slightly faded. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and light wear at the upper edge of the spine area. 172 pages containing an index, text, maps and illustrated with photographs through-out.
    TB13477  $14.00



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    Berendt, John:  Midnight In The Garden Of Good and Evil.  New York: Random House, 1994. First Edition. Fine in black paper covered boards with metallic light blue text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/8 by 5 1/2 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine turned inward and with a 1/4 inch deep dampness stain at the upper inside of the front paste down. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with light wear to the upper and lower edges of the spine area and three small spots of dampness stains on the verso side of the jacket near the spine area. 388 pages of text.
    TB30932  $35.00




  • Berger, Terry, and Robert Reid:  Great American Scenic Railroads.  New York: E. P. Dutton, (1985). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quarto measuring 10 by 7 3/4 inches with the front panel slightly tanned and with slight separation from the binding (but not loose). Without a dust jacket as issued. 112 pages of text and heavily illustrated with color photographs throughout. A compendium of scenic railroad lines throughout the country.
    TB25569  $15.00



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    Bergman, Ray:  Fresh-Water Bass.  New York: Wm. Penn Publishing Corp., (1942). First Edition, Limited Edition. Near fine in 3/4 morocco leather and blue cloth covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt tool work between all of the compartments. The top edge of the text block is gilt. The end sheets are printed and the extra suite of 10 color plates is laid-in at the front of the book. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 1/4 inches with the leather at the head and heel of the spine lightly rubbed and worn and touches of foxing to the recto of the frotispiece. Without a dust jacket; however, the book is contained within a very good, paper covered slip case with three of the joints beginning to fail. One of only 149 copies signed by the author with this copy being out of series. 436 pages of text and illustrated with a full color frontispiece and 10 color plates all by Fred Hildebrandt. A very clean, neat and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind and with the extra suite of plates in their original envelope laid-in. (Bruns, p.132; Thacher, p. 49)
    TB31484  $700.00




  • Berkman, Brenda:  Index To Maps in the catalogue of The Everett D. Graff Collection of Western America.  Chicago: The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library, 1972. . Fine in heavy orange paper wraps with a double staple binding. Without a dust jacket as issued. 17 pages of text to be used as a supplement to the Catalogue of the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana compiled by Colton Storm.
    TB21026  $22.00



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    Bernstein, Peter L.:  Wedding of the Waters The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation.  New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2005. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/2 blue and light tan paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust a jacket. 448 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a two page map frontispiece and a section of black and white photographs of contemporary works of art.
    TB22829  $20.00




  • Bernstein, Peter L.:  Wedding of the Waters The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation.  New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2005. First Edition, First printing. VG+ in 1/2 blue and light tan paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with some underlining within the first 30 pages of the text. In a very good+ unclipped dust a jacket with a small 1/8" hole about 1" above the lower edge of the rear panel. 448 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a two page map frontispiece and a section of black and white photographs of contemporary works of art.
    TB23024  $10.00



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    Bertholf, Robert J.:  A Descriptive Catalog of the Private Library of Thomas B. Lockwood.  Buffalo, NY: State University of New York, 1983. First Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. The boards have a number of minor, faint spots. A small quarto measuring 10" by 6 3/4". In a near fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with light minor soiling, but no chips or tears. Signed, inscribed and dated in the year of publication on the first free end page by the author. 400 pages including an index.
    TB28468  $20.00



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    Bessell, Wesley Sherwood:  The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs Farmington Connecticut Vol. XII, Number 2.  New York: Russell F. Whitehaead, 1926. First Edition. Very good in printed, heavy tan paper wraps over a stapled binding. A small quarto of 11 by 8 1/2 inches with the fold of the cover torn halfway through but still holding and with a prior owner's stamp and address at the upper fore corner of the front cover. 24 pages of text with measured drawings from the George F. Lindsay collection and black and white photographs by Kenneth Clark.
    TB31179  $15.00



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    Bessell, Wesley Sherwood:  The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs Massachusetts Bay Influence On Connecticut Valley Colonial Vol. XI, Number 59.  New York: Russell F. Whitehaead, 1925. First Edition. Very good in printed, paper self-wraps over a stapled binding (with staples removed). A small quarto of 11 by 8 1/2 inches with a prior owner's stamp on plate IV. 20 pages of text with measured drawings from the George F. Lindsay collection and black and white photographs by Kenneth Clark.
    TB31180  $15.00




  • Besterman, Theodore:  Technology Including Patents A Bibliography of Bibliographies (Volumes 1 and 2).  Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield, c. 12939, to 1971. . Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine condition in blue-green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. Both volumes are 12mos measuring 7 1/2" by 4 1/2". Without dust jackets. Volume 1 contains 368 pages of text. Volume 2 contains pages 369 to 681. The subjects covered in these two volumes are: Technology, Inventions and Patents, Aeronautics, Automation, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metal and metallurgy, Mineralogy and mining, Photography, Radio, Water and Special Subjects.
    TB26944  $25.00



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    Beston, Henry:  The St. Lawrence.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in royal blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine with illustrated end sheets. There is a prior owner's name on the front paste down. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with a 1/8" deep chip at the top edge of the spine area along with several closed tears and related creasing and wear and two shallow closed tears at the upper edge of the front panel. Signed by the illustrator beneath his printed name on the title page. The 20th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by A. Y. Jackson. 274 pages including an index. A very clean and neat, collectible copy.
    TB29876  $120.00



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    Beston, Henry:  The St. Lawrence.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in royal blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine with illustrated end sheets. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with a prior owner's book plate on the verso of the first free end page and faint soiling to the lower 1/4 of the front and rear boards. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with a very small 1/16th inch chip from the lower edge of the spine area. The 20th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by A. Y. Jackson. 274 pages including an index. A fresh, bright copy.
    TB31688  $75.00



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    Beston, Henry:  American Memory.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1937. First Edition. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 8 5/8 by 5 5/8 inches. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with 1/3" deep chips across the upper edge of the spine area and small chips to the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. Warmly inscribed by the author on the first free end page. 498 pages including an index and text. A collection of essays, notes and letters from various authors "Being A Mirror of The Stirring And Picturesque Pas Of Americans And The American Nation" assembled and edited with an introductory comment by Henry Beston.
    TB30698  $65.00



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    Beston, Henry:  The St. Lawrence The Story Of A River (Armed Forces Edition).  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., n.d.. Armed Services Edition. Near fine in heavy printed paper wraps over a single, stapled and adhesive binding. A 48mo of 3 7/8 by 5 1/2 inches with very light rubbing to the folds to the spine and two mild creases to the rear cover. Without a dust jacket as issued. 288 pages. Cataloged as K-12 in the list of Armed Forces Editions.
    TB31097  $35.00



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    Beston, Henry:  The Hudson A Rivers of America Book (Armed Forces Edition).  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., n.d.. Armed Services Edition. Very good in heavy printed paper wraps over a single, stapled and adhesive binding. A 48mo of 3 7/8 by 5 1/2 inches with a long diagonal crease to the front cover, a dampness stain to the margins of the fore, upper corners of the pages and a figure of 10 written in black marker on the front cover. Without a dust jacket as issued. 288 pages. Cataloged as 806 in the list of Armed Forces Editions.
    TB31098  $25.00




  • Betts, Glynne Robinso:  Writers in Residence American Authors at Home.  New York: The Viking Press, 1981. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 maroon cloth and paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with a 1/2" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel. This author/photojournalist using her camera studies in black and white reveal the homes and settings for 39 famous authors ranging from Herman Melville and Mark Twiain in the East to Frank Waters and Anais Nin in the West.
    TB07056  $20.00




  • Bevier, Louis R. (Editor):  The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Connecticut.  Hartford: State Geological and Natural History Survey OF Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light gray cloth covered boards with metallic blue text on the spine and on the front board. An oblong small octavo measuring 8" by 9 3/4". In a fine unclipped dust jacket with the original price of $45.00 on the front flap. 461 pages including an index, bibliography, appendices and text. Illustrated with maps and line drawings.
    TB25460  $25.00




  • Bevis, William W.:  Ten Tough Trips.  Seattle: University of Washington, 1990. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. Examines the West through the medium of the writings of ten authors of the west in general and Montana in particular.
    TB03403  $17.50



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    Bewick, Thomas:  Memoir Of Thomas Bewick Written By Himself 1822-1828.  London: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, (1924). First Edition. Near fine in full tan calf covered leather boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt tool work and a gilt on black leather title block in the compartments and with gilt double borders on the boards. All edges of the text block are gilt, the leather turn-ins are decorated with gilt floral dentelles and the end sheets are marbled paper. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 6 inches with the front hinge beginning to separate and the front joint showing mild rubbing and wear. With occasional small spots of foxing to the preliminaries and end pages. Overall a beautifully bound volume. The binding was done by Bayntun of Bath, England. 274 pages of text including 26 pages of woodcuts from Bewick's Quadrupeds and Birds. Illustrated with a frontispiece of Bewick and 60 vignettes by Bewick. A spectacular leather binding with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB31496  $250.00



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