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  • Blackburn, Graham:  Illustrated Basic Carpentry.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Mewrrill, 1976. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in olive green paper covered boards with light fading around the edges of the boards. In a fine dust jacket. 119 pages including an index, text and ample illustrations providing the reader with extensive details on the fundamentals of carpentry.
    TB10877  $14.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesBlackstone, Sir William:  Commentaries On The Laws of England In Four Books.  Portland [Maine]: Thomas B. Watt, & Co., 1807. Fifth Edition. This complete, four volume set is in good condition in full leather covered boards with black embossed borders on the boards and the remnants of red leather title blocks on the spines. All volumes are octavos measuring 8 1/4 by 5 inches. All are ex-library with the library's book plate on the front paste downs and call numbers on the either the title page or the first page of the table of contents and bear the library's blind embossed seal. Two of the volumes have a pocket at the rear of the books. Volume I has been rebacked preserving the original back strip. The upper corner of the front board of each volume has the name of a former owner in black ink with the date of 1854 with the name and date repeated on the first free end pages of each volume along with several other early owners. All have remnants of white call numbers at the base of the spines. The contents are tight and clean with only occasional margin notes the majority of which are in pencil. Volume I contains 485 pages of text. Volume II contains 520 followed by a 19 page appendix. Volume III contains 455 pages of text followed by a 30 page appendix. And, volume IV contains 443 pages of text followed by a six page appendix and an extensive index to all three volumes. Page 157/158 is missing its upper fore corner with no impact on the printed text or page number. Only volume IV contains a frontispiece engraving of Judge Blackstone.
    TB29047  $375.00



  • Blair, Walter:  Mark Twain's West.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1983. First thus. Fine in dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations and a gilt top edge. The Lakeside Classic release of 1983. Edited by Walter Blair. Subtitled: "The author's memoirs about his boyhood, riverboats, and western adventures." 443 pages including an index followed by a listing of previous titles published in the series. Illustrated with reproductions of early photographs and engravings.
    TB29669  $20.00



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



  • Click on Image to expandBligh, William:  A Voyage to the South Seas.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1975. Limited Edition. Fine in light tan buckram with a gilt on black leather title label on the spine and light brown illustrations on the front and rear boards. A folio measuring 14" by 9 1/2" with map end sheets. In a very good+ glassine dust jacket with a 1" closed tear over the spine area. The book and its jacket are contained within a fine black, paper covered slip case. One of only 2,000 copies printed, this copy noted as number 881 on the last page of text whereon the illustrator and book designer have signed their names. 150 pages of text illustrated with four color plates and drawings by Geoffrey C. Ingleton and with an introduction by Alan Villiers. The full title reads: "A Voyage to the South Seas Undertaken by Command of His majesty for the purpose of conveying the Bread-Fruit Tree to the West Indies in His Majesty's Ship Bounty commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh including an account of the Mutiny on board the said ship and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew in the ship's boat from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch Settlement in the East Indies." A beautiful, clean, crisp and tight copy with no marks, notations or prior owner's book plates.
    TB25718  $90.00



  • Bliss, Walter:  Twainiana Notes from the Annotations of Walter Bliss.  Hartford: The Hobby Shop, 1930. First Limited Edition. Fine in decorated blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the front board. A small 8vo measuring 7.75" x 5". Without a dust jacket as issued. This is copy number 178 of only 1,000 copies printed. 24 pages of text which contain the annotations and notes of Walter Bliss who was of the firm American Publishing Company, the publisher of many of Twain's early books.
    TB13095  $45.50



  • Bliven, Bruce, Jr.:  Under the Guns New York: 1775-1776.  New York: Harper & Row, 1972. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine & a blind embossing on the front board. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket. 397 pages containing an index, chapter notes, list of sources, text and a large fold-out map of New York and its environs.
    TB21973  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expand[Blome, Richard]:  The Art of Heraldry.  London: J. Osborn, 1730. Second Edition. Good in contemporary full, sprinkled calf covered boards with five raised bands on the spine, a red leather label stamped with gilt text in one compartment and gilt borders around the edges of the boards. A 12mo measuring 7" by 4 1/2" with a weak front joint, a reinforced front hinge and wear to the leather at the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards. The binding remains tight and strong with no loose pages and little evidence of foxing or tanning. There is an early prior owner's name on the title page. 222 pages of text and illustrated with 40 plates and numerous engravings throughout the text. Despite the preface suggesting that this title was published "about the year 1710", the first edition was published in 1685.
    TB27849  $200.00



  • Bloomster, Edgar L.:  Sailing and Small Craft Down the Ages.  Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1940. Reprint of November 1957. Near fine in heavy, dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt decorations on the front board with dust stains on the top edge. In a very good+ dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area, with the price intact on the front flap and with moderate tanning around the edges. 280 pages with a bibliography, appendicies, text with detailed line drawings of rigging styles, with silhouettes of numerous sailing craft.
    TB10909  $40.00



  • Bloss, Roy S.:  Pony Express: The Great Gamble.  Berkeley: Howell-North, 1959. First Edition, First printing. Near fine with a narrow 3 inch stain on the front edge of the spine which does not effect text in gray cloth covered boards. In a very good dust jacket but price clipped and the basically white jacket is soiled & lightly worn at the upper edge. 159 pages with index and a fold-out map and numerous copies of engraving and period photographs.
    TB06772  $31.50



  • Click on Image to expandBlumenthal, Joseph:  The Printed Book In America.  Boston: David R. Godine, (1977). First Edition. Fine in maroon cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 10 3/4 by 7 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 268 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with 70 full page reproductions of title pages 32 of which are in color. This title traces the history and development of printing and publishing in the US.
    TB29728  $25.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesBlunt, Edmund M.:  The American Coast Pilot: Containing Directions For The Principal Harbors, capes and Headlands On The Coasts Of North And South America.....  New York: Edmund and George W. Blunt, January, 1842. Fourteenth Edition, Improved. Good in full leather covered boards with a red leather title label, stamped in gilt, on the spine between several gilt, double ruled borders. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 5 3/4" with the rear board reinforced with overlaying material resembling the cloth used in fiber glass which has eroded to such an extent that much of the underlying leather remains visible. There is also a 2" by 3/4" "V" shaped chip from the front board at the middle of the front joint. Despite these problems the binding remains tight and strong with no missing or loose pages. The preliminaries and up through about page 70 show mild dampness staining in the margins. 684 pages followed by an appendix dated May, 1843, and an additional appendix dated February, 1844 and the update for August, 1845 is glued to the verso of the formerly listed page; all of which is followed by a two page ad from the publisher. Illustrated with all listed charts (eleven of which fold-out) plus an unlisted chart of Little Egg Harbour facing page 209. The errata slip is tipped-in at page 675. Of interest is a small, blue book plate pasted to the front paste down reading: "Erasums A. Kutz, | Manufacturer & Importer | of Mathematical Instruments | Corner of Burling Slip (?) & Water St. | New York."
    TB28157  $250.00



  • Click on Image to expandBly, Nellie, and Elizabeth Bisland:  The Race Around The World.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 2015. 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. Without a dust jacket as issued. 346 pages including an index followed by six pages of the previous Lakeside Classics and a page for image credits and a colophon. Illustrated with a color frontispiece, and numerous color and sepia photographic reproductions. In 1889 the two authors were engaged by their respective publishers to travel around the world with the goal of beating the other and the fictional record of Phileas Fogg in Around the World in Eighty Days.
    TB28589  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandBoas, Norman Francis:  Stonington During The American Revolution.  Mystic, Conn.: Seaport Autographs, 1990. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6 1/2" with a with a hint of dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. 195 pages including an index, bibliography, appendices and text. Illustrated with photographs, facsimiles of historical documents and reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB29219  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandBohn, Henry G.:  The Biography And Bibliography Of Shakespeare.  New York: AMS Press Inc., 1972. First AMS Press Edition. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A 16mo measuring 7 by 5 inches. Without a dust jacket. A reprint of the 1863 London edition. 366 pages including an index followed by A Bibliographical Account of the Works of Shakespeare, Including Every Known Edition, Translation, and Commentary by Henry G. Bohn.
    TB28063  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandBohn, Dave, and Rodolfo Petschek:  Kinsey Photographer A Half Century of Negatives by Darius and Tabatha May Kinsey / Volume Three The Locomotive Portraits.  New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and on the front board with only hints of rubbing to the lower edges of the boards. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Locomotive essays by John T. Labbe. Coordination and oral history by mary Millman, technical assistance by the Whatcom Musuem of History and Art, Bellingham, Washington. 143 pages of text and wonderfully detailed black and white photographs.
    TB19856  $65.00



  • Bok, Edward:  The Americanization of Edward Bok.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 2000. First thus. Fine in decorated brown cloth covered boards with a gilt top edge. A Lakeside Classic release of 2000. Sub-titled "The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After." Originally published in 1903 later winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1921. Contained within the publisher's original shrink-wrap protection.
    TB16423  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandBolton, Reginald Pelham:  Relics Of The Revolution The Story Of The Discovery Of The Buried Remains Of Military Life In Forts And Camps On Manhattan Island.  New York: Self-published, 1916. First Edition. Very good- in tan cloth covered boards with dark gray text on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4" by 7 3/4" with the cloth at the tips of the boards worn through, a 1 inch closed tear to the cloth at the lower end of the spine and with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. 214 pages of text. Illustrated with a color frontispiece, black and white photographs and a map. Provides "A description of how the work was done and what was found." (Milton M. Klein: New York in the American Revolution A Bibliography, 395; Gephart, 7051)
    TB28832  $250.00



  • Click on Image to expandBolton, Herbert Eugene:  The Hasinais Southern Caddoans As Seen By The Earliest Europeans.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1987). First Edition, First Printing. Fine bright red paper covered boards with bright gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with minor light rubbing to the front panel. The 182nd volume in The Civilization of the American Indian Series. Edited and with an introduction by Russell M. Magnaghi. 194 pages containing an index, bibliography and text.
    TB30113  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandBonney, Mrs. Catharina V. R.:  A Legacy Of Historical Gleanings.  Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1875. Second Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are are in very good- condition in brick red cloth covered boards with gilt text and black decorations on the spines and with black decorations and borders on the front and rear boards. Both are small quarto of 9 by 5 3/4 inches with the cloth at the heads and heels of the spines rubbed and worn as are the tips of the boards. Both volumes have a stamp on the first free end page reading: "discarded from the Bangor Theological Seminary" as well as two book plates on the front paste downs from two prior owners. The front and rear hinges for both volume are cracked yet the bindings are hold and strong. Volume I contains 542 pages including an index. Volume II contains 544 pages including an index. Illustrated with a number of portraits of individuals noted in the volumes. This publication contains historical documentation (to and from members of the Van Rensselaer family) for events occurring in the State of New York from the original Dutch settlement, the French and Indian War, American Revolution, the War of 1812 and up to the close of the Civil War and ending around 1871. (Klein: New York in the American Revolution, 841)
    TB29378  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandBoren, David:  A Letter To America.  Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 red cloth and red paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 112 pages of text including chapter notes.
    TB22869  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandBorror, Donald J. and Richard E. White:  Insects of America North of Mexico.  Norwalk: The Easton Press, 1984. Collector's Edition. Fine in red textured leather boards with gilt text stamping on the front board and spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 4 1/2". Without a dust jacket as issued. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of Roger Tory Peterson Field Guides. A special collector's Fiftieth Anniversary Edition. 404 pages including an index. Illustrated throughout with line drawings by the authors. A handsome, clean and tight copy with no prior owner's names, dates or book plates.
    TB25612  $20.00



  • Boswell, Robert:  Crooked Hearts.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. First Edition, First printing. Fine in illustrated heavy paper wraps. A paperback book issued without a dust jacket. 340 pages. An advance reader's copy.
    TB16581  $10.50



  • Boswell, Robert:  Mystery Ride.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the front board and spine. In a fine dust jacket. This, the author's fourth book, is now in at least its 5th printing.
    TB04517  $7.35



  • Click on Image to expandBotkin, B. A. (Editor):  Lay My Burden Down A Folk History Of Slavery.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1946 c.1945. Second Printing. Very good in printed cloth covered boards with tan text on the spine. The corners of the spine as well as the tips of the boards are very lightly rubbed. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" with a prior owner's name stamped on the front paste down and date. Without its issued dust jacket. 286 pages including a list of sources. Illustrated with a section of black and white photographs.
    TB27169  $20.00



  • Bottoms, David:  Any Cold Jordan.  Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, 1987. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and paper covered boards with the text block beginning to tan due to the high acid content of the paper used. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The author's first novel.
    TB15062  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandBourne, Russell:  Floating West The Erie and Other American Canals.  New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (1992). First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/2 dark red cloth and bright red paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9" by 7 1/4". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 232 pages including an index, bibliography, acknowledgments and text. Illustrated with two sections of contemporary works of art, maps, black and white photographs, line drawings,
    TB26638  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandBourne, Russell:  The View from Front Street: Travels Through New England's Historic Fishing Communities.  New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (1989). First Edition, First printing. Fine in light blue paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and with map end sheets. A small quarto measuring 10" by 8 1/2" with previous owner's name and date on the second free end page. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 282 pages including an index, acknowledgments and text. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, line drawings and reproductions of earlier works of art.
    TB26109  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandBoutros-Ghali, Boutros:  Egypt's Road To Jerusalem A Diplomat's Story of thte Struggle for Peace in the Middle East.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1997. Signed First Edition. Fine in full 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 in gilt. A small quarto measuring 9 1/8" tall by 6" deep containing 366 pages of text including an index and illustrated with a section of black and white photographs. Signed by the author on the specially tipped-in second free end page and accompanied with a laid-in Certificate of Authenticity from the publisher. This is copy number 289 of only 1,250 copies signed and numbered by the author. One of The Easton Press' signed, first edition, leather bound books. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates to mar its appearance.
    TB19513  $200.00



  • Bowden, Charles:  Red Line.  New York: W. W. Norton, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black and red paper covered boards with red text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. A cold and critical look at the desert southwest and the path that it is taking.
    TB06862  $52.50



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesBowen, Clarence Winthrop:  The History of Woodstock Connecticut.  Norwood, Mass.: Self Published, 1926. First Edition, Limited Edition. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2" by 7" with rubbing and light wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the cloth over the tips of the boards is worn through and there is a tribute to the author pasted onto the front fixed end sheet. One of only 450 copies printed with the copy identified as number 322 and this copy is signed by the author on the limitation page. 691 pages including an index, appendices and text. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs.
    TB29470  $300.00



  • Bowen, Clarence Winthrop:  The Boundary Disputes of Connecticut.  Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1882. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in the publisher's original decorated, green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine, gilt text on the front board with embossed black designs on the front board and an unusual metal corner protector at the upper fore corner of the front board. A quarto measuring 12" by 9" with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn and rubbed, the cloth at the fore corners of the boards worn through and with a prior owner's name on the first free end page. 90 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with 15 maps some of which are fold out maps. Three of the maps (one facing page 16, a fold-out map facing page 57 and a second fold-out map facing page 79) have been replaced with exact facsimile copies and tipped-in where appropriate. Christopher and Bonnie Collier in their bibliography The Literature of Connecticut History, refer to this volume as "The best overall discussion" of boundary issues between Connecticut and its neighboring states of New York and Massachusetts. This volume was the author's dissertation for Yale University. (Armstrong, Conn. A Bibliography of Its History: 184)
    TB24776  $175.00



  • Bowen, John:  Model Shipwright Volume XII.  London: Conway Maritime Press, 1984. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. 72 pages containing an index, text and illustrated with extensive photographs and sketches.
    TB16035  $25.00



  • Bowen, Peter:  Imperial Kelly.  New York: Crown Publishers, In, 1992. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. The author's third novel and the third Kelly in the series.
    TB05067  $14.00



  • Bowen, Peter:  Kelly Blue.  New York: Crown Publishers, In, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. fThe author's second novel and the 2nd Kelly in the series ollowing Yellowstone Kelly.
    TB05852  $10.00



  • Bowker, Captain Francis E.:  Atlantic Four-Master: The Story of the Schooner Herbert L. Rawding 1919-1947.  Mystic: Mystic Seaport Museum, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in illustrated heavy paper wraps. 96 pages of text and photographs with a fold-out profile drawing of the ship.
    TB15352  $7.00



  • Boyd, James:  Drums.  New York: Charles Scribner's, 1925. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in green cloth covered boards with the upper third of the first free end paper torn away, the spine is slightly tanned and the gilt text stamping on the spine is tarnished. Missing its issued dust jacket as the jacket for this title is seldom seen. The author's first book which was reprinted in the now well known illustrated edition by N. C. Wyeth. A novel of the American Revolution.
    TB06630  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandBoyer:  Wyatt Earp's Tombstone Vendetta.  Honolulu: Talei Publishers, Inc., 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. An illuminating and revealing book which discloses information the Earp family asked the author not to divulge until after their passing. 325 pages of text and illustrated with several sections of black and white photographs.
    TB02433  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandBracke, William B.:  Wheat Country.  New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1950. First Edition. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with a black and gilt title block on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 3/8" by 5 1/2". In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact with rubbing to the folds and flecking of the colors at the ends of the spine area and a 1/4" deep by 1" long chip to the upper edge of the rear panel. Signed and inscribed by the author on the fly title page. The 21st volume in the American Folkways Series which focuses on the state of Kansas. 309 pages including an index.
    TB29986  $45.00



  • Bracken, Jeanne Munn (Editor):  Iron Horses Across America: The Transcontinental Railroad.  Carlisle, Mass.: Discovery Enterprises, Ltd., 1995. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in printed, heavy, paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 5 1/4". Without a dust jacket as issued. 63 pages of text illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. One of the volumes in the Perspectives on History Series.
    TB25589  $5.00



  • Click on Image to expandBradford, William:  History Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 (Volumes 1 and 2).  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company for The Massachusetts Historical Society, 1912. First Edition. Both volumes of this complete two volume set are in very good+ condition in its original binding of 1/4 black cloth and brown paper covered boards with gilt text on the spines and a blind stamped seal on the front boards. Both are small quartos of 9 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches with the paper worn through at the lower tips of the boards and with light rubbing to the cloth at the heads and heels of the spines. Volume I contains 452 pages with a frontispiece facsimile of a letter of 1638 from William Bradford, facsimiles of other related historical documents, three fold-out maps and photographs of other documents one of which folds-out. Volume II contains 462 pages including an index for both volumes, a color frontispiece of Edward Winslow, maps, photographs of historically significant documents and a fold-out map of the boundary line of New Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay, 1642. With the maps (charts) in the rear pockets, both of which are in perfect condition. Howes refers to this printing as the best edition "of one of the best narratives of colonization ever penned." (Howes, B-703)
    TB30722  $300.00



  • Click on Image to expandBradley, James:  The Imperial Cruise A Secret History Of Empire And War.  Boston: Little Brown and Company, (2009). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black and light gray paper covered boards with white text on the spine and the publisher's initials embossed in blind on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6" with map end sheets. 387 pages of text including an index. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs.
    TB27696  $12.00



  • Click on Image to expandBradley, Bill:  Time Present, Time Past A Memoir.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. First Edition. Near fine in 1/4 red cloth and black paper covered boards with a faint crease down the middle of the spine. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket. 442 pages including an index.
    TB09435  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandBradley, David:  Robert Frost A Tribute to the Source.  New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1979). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with bold copper colored text stamping on the spine. A quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/2" with dark blue end sheets with a small gift inscription on the verso of the second free end page. Without its issued dust jacket. 165 pages of text and illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of Frost and 48 color photographic plates by David Jones.
    TB27653  $10.00



  • Bradley, Van Allen:  The Book Collector's Handbook of Values.  New York: G. P. Putnam, 1978. 2nd Edition. Very Good - x-library In a very good dust jacket.
    TB00985  $7.00



  • Braham, Jeanne:  Made By Hand Art and Craft in the Heartland of New England.  Beverly, Mass.: Commonwealth Editions, 2004. First Edition, First printing. Fine in orange cloth covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine and on the front board. An octavo measuring 9" tall by 7" deep. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 169 pages of text illustrated with color photographs by Mary Schjeldahl. An exploration of the crafts and craftspersons of the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts which include Barry Moser and Carol J. Blinn on Book Arts; Ken Salem, Tai Hazard and Walter Goodridge on Woodworking; Mark Shapiro and Josh Simpson on Pottery and Glass; Susan Boss, Mark Brown and Sally Dillon on Fiber Arts.
    TB20489  $15.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesBraider, Donald:  The Niagara.  New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1972). First Edition, First printing. Fine in yellow-orange cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark red title block on the spine. An octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with minor rubbing at the upper and lower ends of the spine area, a 1 " closed tear to the lower edge of the front panel and nicks to the fold to the front flap. Signed on the front free end page by the author without an inscription or date. The 62nd volume in the Rivers of America Series which was published in May of 1972. 294 pages including an index.
    TB29717  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandBraider, Donald:  The Niagara.  New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1972). First Edition, First printing. Fine in yellow-orange cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark red title block on the spine. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with minor rubbing at the upper and lower ends of the spine area and to the fold to the front flap. The 62nd volume in the Rivers of America Series which was published in May of 1972. 294 pages including an index.
    TB30268  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expandBramah, Ernest:  The Wallet of Kai Lung.  New York: George H. Doran Company, n.d. (1923). First edition by Doran. Very good+ in 1/4 organge cloth and illustrated paper covered boards with a paper title label on the spine with shelf wear to the lower edges of the boards. Originally published in 1900 by L. C. Page in Boston and by Grant Richards in London. This is the first George H. Doran Company printing with the Doran colophone is present on the copyright page. Without a dust jacket. 313 pages of text. An exceptionally handsome and clean copy with very little wear and no soiling to the boards or the spine.
    TB18717  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandBramah, Ernest:  Kai Lung's Golden Hours.  New York: George H. Doran Company, 1923. Reprint. Very good+ in 1/4 organge cloth and illustrated paper covered boards with a paper title label on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 6" with the lower half of the spine darkened with hand soiling and with light rubbing to the edges of the boards. Without a dust jacket. 333 pages of text. An exceptionally handsome and clean copy.
    TB28018  $14.00



  • Click on Image to expandBramhall, Kib:  Bright Waters, Shining Tides Reflections On A Lifetime Of Fishing.  Edgartown, Mass.: Vineyard Stories, 2011. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine. An oblong octavo of 8 7/8 by 9 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 94 pages of text followed by a color plate painted by the author/artist. Illustrated throughout with color photographs and art work by the author/artist. A collection of essays on fishing with photographs and art. This is the author's first book.
    TB29465  $75.00



  • Brandenburg, Jim:  White Wolf: Living With An Arctic Legend.  Minocqua: Northword Press, 1990. First Edition, First printing. Very good in heavy white cloth covered boards although the spine is somewhat cocked and the front board is modestly bowed. In a near fine dust jacket with the front panel rubbed. 159 pages of text and full color photographs. Edited by James S. Thornton.
    TB03038  $17.50



  • Brandes, Georg:  Voltaire (Volume One).  New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1930. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine & on the front boards with gilt faded on the spine. Without a dust jacket. The upper corner of the front board has a faint crease and there is the ghost of a 1" sticker on the upper corner of the rear board. 408 pages of text.
    TB11843  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrandon, John Henry:  The Story Of Old Saratoga The Burgoyne Campaign To Which Is Added New York's Share In The Revolution.  Albany: Self-published, 1919. Second Edition. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and gilt text stamped on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 3/4". Without its issued dust jacket. 528 pages including an index, a list of sources and text. Illustrated with a photographic frontispiece, maps and reproductions of earlier works of art. Two fold-out maps tipped in at the rear of the book in fine condition. This second edition adds four chapters on New York's share in the Revolution which did not appear in the first edition.
    TB26199  $40.00



  • Brandon, Jay:  Executive Privilege.  New York: Tom Doherty Associates, 2001. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with metallic red text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket.
    TB15705  $14.00



  • Brandon, Jay:  AfterImage.  New York: Tom Doherty Associates, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in red paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The author's second novel dealing with San Antonio District Attorney Chris Sinclair and psychiatrist Anne Greenwald.
    TB12069  $4.90



  • Click on Image to expandBrands, H. W.:  The Age of Gold The California Gold Rush and The New American Dream.  New York: Doubleday, 2002. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black and yellow paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and map end papers. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 547 pages including an index, bibliography, sources, text and illustrated with two sections of black and white photographs of contemporary works of art and portraits.
    TB20121  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrantl, George (Editor):  Catholicism.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, (1994). Collector's Edition. Fine in full, black leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt decorations within the compartments and with gilt tool work on the front and rear boards. The end sheets are silk, there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. The edges of the text block are gilt. An octavo of 8 5/8 by 5 3/4 inches with a tiny nick to the fore edge of the rear board. 256 pages including an index, references and text. A bright, clean and tight copy with absolutely no prior owner ship markings of any kind.
    TB29366  $50.00



  • Brautigan, Richard:  The Hawkline Monster.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974. First Edition. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board with a prior owner's name on the 2nd FEP. In a fine dust jacket. Sub-titled: "A Gothic Western". It was considered a "cross-genre" novel and written near the close of his life as a writer. Brautigan divided his time in the 70's between his homes in Bolinas, California and his ranch in Montana. He died at his home in California by his own hand.
    TB06775  $50.00



  • Brautigan, Richard:  Willard and His Bowling Trophies.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1975. First Edition. Near fine in dark brown paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine and a remainder mark on the bottom edge. In a fine jacket with a hint of rubbing to the spine ends. Sub-titled: "A Perverse Mystery". It was considered a "cross-genre" novel.
    TB06776  $24.50



  • Click on Image to expandBraynard, Frank O.:  A Tugman's Sketchbook Pen and Ink Impressions Of New York Harbor And The Ships That Use It - Big and Small.  Tuckhoe, NY: John de Graff, Inc., 1965. First Edition. Fine in yellow-orange cloth covered boards with red text on the spine and front board. A quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/2". In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with minor rubbing to the upper edges of the front and rear panels with a short, 1/4", closed tear at the lower edge of the front panel. Signed and inscribed by the author on the first free end page. 142 pages with illustrations on nearly every page.
    TB25856  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrayton, Matthew:  The Indian Captive. A Narrative of the Adventures and Sufferings of Matthew Brayton in his Thirty-Four Years of Captivity Among The Indians of North-Western America.  Bridgeport, Conn.: The Wooden Nutmeg Press, 1977. Limited Edition Reprint of 1977. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and printed paper covered boards with marbled end sheets. A 16mo measuring 6 1/4" tall by 4" deep. Without a dust jacket, presumably as issued. One of only 950 copies and this one is identified as copy number 8. 69 pages followed by a bibliographical note. Originally published in Cleveland in 1860 this is a facsimile reprint of the now extremely scarce frist edition of the title. It has been assumed that Brayton was assisted by John Herbert Aloysius Bone in preparing the manuscript for this title.
    TB21076  $75.00



  • Breakenridge, William M.:  Helldorado.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1982. First thus. Fine in dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text & decorations and with a gilt top edge. The Lakeside Classic release of 1982 and edited by Richard Maxwell Brown. Sub-titled: Bringing the Law to the Mesquite. First published in 1928 by William MacLeod Raine. 448 pages with an index, text and photographs.
    TB29668  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandBreashears, David, and Audrey Salkeld:  Last Climb The Legendary Everest Expeditions Of George Mallory.  Washington, DC: National Geographic, (1999). First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and blue-gray paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" by 8 1/4" with a small prior owner's book plate on the front paste down behind the jacket flap. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 239 pages of text and illustrated throughout with photographs and maps.
    TB24820  $10.00



  • Breihan, Carl W.:  The Complete and Authentic Life of Jesse James.  New York: Frederick Fell, Inc., 1953. First Edition, First printing. Near fine and would be defined as fine except for rubbing to the head and heel of the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with 1/8" & 1/4" chips at spine corners. Well illustrated with early photographs of Jessie James and his brother Frank.
    TB03435  $30.00



  • Brier, Warren J. and Nathan B. Blumberg (Editors):  A Century Of Montana Journalism.  Missoula: Mountain Press Publishing Company, 1971. First Edition. Near fine in orange cloth covered boards with black text on the spine with some minor dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very good+ dust jacket with the corner of the front flap clipped and with faint spots of rubbing at the ends of the spine area. An anthology of collected articles which first appeared in the Montana Journalism Review from 1958 through 1971. The articles include topics covering: Montana's first newspaper, Montana's Pioneer Editor, The Post's Mysterious Franklin, A Newspaper for Montana Miners, the Rocky Mountain Husbandman, The Brazen Butte Bulletin, The Defense of Louis Levine, Montana's Pioneer Radio Stations, Montana's First TV station, Montana Press Law, No Fudging in Missoula, The Missoula Election Mishmash, Guthrie's "The Big Sky" and others. 352 pages of text.
    TB16532  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandBriggs, L. Vernon:  Around Cape Horn To Honolulu On The Bark Amy Turner 1880.  Boston: Charles E. Lauriat Co., 1926 c1925. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in navy blue cloth with gilt text on the spine and with blind embossed front board. A small quarto measuring 9 by 6 inches with map end sheets. Without a dust jacket. One of only 550 copies printed with this copy identified as number 67. Additionally, this is a presentation copy with the author's dated inscription to "Elizabeth" of Jan. 1, 1926 "with wishes for a Happy New Year" | from | Vernon. 186 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece image of the bark "Amy Turner", photographs and etchings. The compelling story of a young 16 year-old boy who ships out as a passenger aboard the Amy Turner bound from Boston to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) by way of Cape Horn.
    TB26997  $180.00



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



  • Brinkley, William:  The Ninety and Nine.  Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1966. First Edition, First printing. Very good with a 1 inch tear to the top of the spine and a 1/2 inch closed tear to the title page and a lower corner missing from the next page. In a very good dust jacket with two 1" tears at the top of the spine area. A novel about the US Navy during World War II by the author of Don't Go Near the Water.
    TB06178  $5.00



  • Brisbin, Gen., James S.:  The Beef Bonanza.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1959. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in green paper covered boards with black and gilt text block on the spine. The head of the spine shows very light rubbing. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with light rubbing at the upper edge of the spine area and with rubbing to the fore edge of the front panel. The 13th Volume in The Wester Frontier Library series by the University of Oklahoma Press. Subtitled: How to Get Rich on the Plains.
    TB22427  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrock, Jared A.:  The Road to Dawn Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War.  New York: Public Affairs, (2018). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 tan paper and similar color paper covered boards with black text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 287 pages including chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a section of black and white images from photographs. This is the biography of Josiah Henson who was the person Harriet Beecher Stowe based her character, "Uncle Tom" on. This fact is pointed out in Stowe's book: Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin.
    TB30200  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandBronte, Emily:  Wuthering Heights.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1975. A Limited Edition. Near fine in 1/4 dark blue leather and cloth covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt decorations in the compartments. 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 in gilt. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 6 1/8 inches with a binding error causing the decorations on the upper 1/4 of the front board to be nearly obliterated and with the same impact on the rear board. The volume is otherwise in fine condition. 401 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by Alan Reingold. There are no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30621  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrooks, Charles E.:  Nymph Fishing For Larger Trout.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1996. Collector's Edition. Fine in black leather covered boards with gilt text and decorations in five compartments on the spine and gilt borders and tool work on the boards. The edges of the text block are gilt and the end sheets are silk with a placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 3/4 by 6 3/4 inches with the original publisher's shrink wrap still in place around this copy. One of the volumes in the Easton Press Library of Fly-Fishing Classics. 184 pages of text illustrated by Dave Whitlock. This title is no longer published and sold by The Easton Press. With the shrink wrap still in place there is no opportunity for a prior owner to add a book plate, names, dates or notations.
    TB30531  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrooks, Noah:  First Across The Continent: The Story of the Exploring Expedition of Lewis & Clark.  n.p.: MeadWestvaco Corporation, 2003. Limited Edition. Fine in gray-tan cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine with map end papers and an image of the front and rear halves of the Jefferson Peace Medal on the front and rear boards. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine illustrated paper covered slip case which also contains the companion CD produced by National Geographic which is housed in a fine chemise. 346 pages of text. The 46th edition of the Westvaco American Classic Series which is a reprint of Noah Brook's' book which was first published in 1901 which became the first popular, and readable, account of the expedition. An uncommon publication and especially so in such nice condition with the CD which is often missing from the set when found at all.
    TB28355  $85.00



  • Brooks, Peter W.:  Historic Airships.  Greenwich: New York Graphic Soc., 1973. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light green paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a very good dust jacket due to several short closed tears at the upper edges of both panels but the price is intact on the front flap. Illustrated by Peter W. M. Griffin. 59 pages followed by 10 full color plates of airships from 1852 to the 1928 Zeppelin.
    TB11701  $42.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrooks, Van Wyck:  The Flowering of New England.  Boston: The Limited Editions Club, 1941. Limited Edition. Near fine in highly decorated green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" by 7". Without a dust jacket or the slip case. One of only 1,500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 435 and signed by the illustrator, Ray J. Holden on the colophon. 468 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with 40 half-tones by R. J. Holden and with an introduction by M. A. DeWolfe Howe.
    TB26077  $40.00



  • Brooks, Joanna (Editor):  The Life of Olaudah Equiano.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 2004. First thus. Fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt borders on the boards and with decorated end papers and a gilt top edge to the text block. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book remains incased in the publisher's original shrink wrap. "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself." The Lakeside Classic edition for 2004. 406 pages of text which includes a list of the Lakeside Classics published as of this date which is followed by two pages of image credits. Illustrated with 58 engravings (some in color) and maps. Originally written and published in 1789 in London the author, who experienced the horrors of slavery as a young boy, wanted to publish this book to help dismantle the practice of slavery.
    TB25828  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrooks, Geraldine:  Caleb's Crossing.  New York: Viking, 2011. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light gray paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine and with the author's initials stamped on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 7/8 by 5 7/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 306 pages of text. Although a novel it is based on the few facts surrounding the life of Caleb Cheeeshahteaumauk a native American of Martha's Vineyard who was the first native American to graduate from Harvard College in 1665.
    TB29142  $20.00



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



  • Brown, Robert L.:  Colorado Ghost Towns Past and Present.  Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, Ltd, 1972. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in decorated green cloth covered boards with a slight roll to the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with light rubbing and a few short closed tears to the ends of the spine with related creases. Signed by the author on the fly-title page. 322 pages containing an index, text and illustrated with black and white photographs through-out.
    TB09206  $38.50



  • Click on Image to expandBrown, Roger H.:  The Republic In Peril: 1812.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1964. First Edition, First printing. Fine in red cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6". Without its issued dust jacket. 238 pages including an index, chapter notes, manuscript sources and text. The author provides "An Analysis of congressional and presidential motivation for and against the war." from Dwight L. Smith's The War of 1812 An Annotated Bibliography, page 77. (Smith: The War of 1812, 328)
    TB24836  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrown, Mark:  The Flight of the Nez Perce.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1967. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with light staining to the cloth of the spine and to the boards. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket. 480 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text.
    TB00250  $20.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesBrown, Margaret R. and Don Etherington and Linda K. Ogden:  Boxes for The Protection of Rare Books Their Design & Construction.  Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1982. First Edition. Near fine containing 289 pages (many printed on both sides) bound into a new, black, vinyl covered, three ring binder. The pages are printed on a heavy weight paper which greatly add to the long term survival of the pages in a three ring binder. The contents are in near fine condition with modest soiling to the very front page and a small coffee stain on the interior margin. Without a dust jacket as issued. Extensively illustrated throughout with line drawings depicting the construction details for numerous boxes, cases, clam shells, etc. for the protection of valuable books and manuscripts. An extremely valuable reference title for any bookbinder.
    TB30373  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrown University:  Brown University In The Civil War A Memorial.  Mansfield Centre, Conn.: Martino Publishing, 2006. Facsimile Reprint. Fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". Without a dust jacket as issued. 380 pages including an index. A facsimile reprint of the University's 1868 printing in Providence.
    TB27405  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrowne, Belmore:  The Conquest Of Mount McKinley The Story OF Three Expeditions Through The Alaskan Wilderness To Mount McKinley, North America's Highest and Most Inaccessible Mountain.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1913. First Edition. Good+ in its original tan cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with gilt text and a design of a coiled rope and ice pick on the front board. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches with map end sheets. The upper fore corner of the text block has been gnawed probably by mice with no loss to the text. The cloth on the spine is heavily tanned with the lower 1/2" of the cloth on the spine bleached nearly white and slightly frayed. The cloth on the boards is slightly tanned with signs of minor damage from insects. Without a dust jacket. The second free end page is signed and dated Nov. 3, 1913 by Herschell C. Parker who created the appendix. This book is also marked on the recto and verso of the first free end page by its prior owner, Robert L. M. Undrhill (1889 1983), a mountain climber of note who introduced the modern Alpine style of rope and belaying technique to climbers in the US. 381 pages including indexes to the to the 1906, 1910 and 1912 expeditions. Tipped-in just before the indexes is a large, fold-out map in three colors of the Mount McKinley Region showing routes followed in the 1906, 1910 and 1912 expeditions. This map is in excellent condition with no tears, chips, flaws or extra creases.
    TB28584  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrowne, J. Ross:  A Dangerous Journey.  Ashland, Oregon: Lewis Osborne Editions, 1972. Limited Edition. Near fine in heavy black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine and gilt text and the image of a horse stamped in gilt on the front board. A small quarto of 10 5/8 by 7 inches with the cloth over the spine slightly faded and a small 1/2" stain on the fore edge of the text block. Without a dust jacket. One of only 600 copies issued with this copy identified as number 204 on the limitation page. 84 pages of text with engravings from earlier works of art. The foreword was written by Ferol Egan.
    TB30274  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrownell, Baker:  The Other Illinois.  New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1958. First Edition. Near fine in bright yellow cloth covered boards with a gilt on red title label on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches with slight tanning to the cloth at the lower 1/4" of the front board and with a prior owner's name embossed on the blank page following the index. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with three 1/4" deep chips at the upper edge of the spine area a 1/3" deep chip at the lower edge of the spine area and rubbing to the fold to the front flap. The last volume to be published in The American Folkways series. This volume focuses on the region of Southern Illinois. 276 pages including an index and text.
    TB29786  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrowning, Robert:  Robert Browning's Works (Complete in Twelve Volumes).  New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1898. . Each volume of this twelve volume set is in very good+ to near fine condition each bound identically in 3/4 light brown calf with five raised bands on the spines with gilt tool work and small red and green leather title labels in the compartments with marbled paper covered boards. The end sheets continue the marble paper appearing on the boards and the top edges of the text blocks are gilt. Each volume is a 24 mo measuring 6" by 4" with an early prior owner's name written in ink in the gutter of the second free end page. Volumes X and XI are missing their small red leather title labels and red leather title label to volume 12 is chipped at its right side. Edited with introductions and notes by Charlotte Porter and Helen A. Clarke. Vol. I: Pauline-Paracelsus, Pippa Passes, King Victor and King Charles in 335 pages. Vol. II: Strafford, Sodello in 396 pags. Vol. III: The Return of the Druses, A Blot in the 'Scutcheon, Colmbe's Birthday, Luria, A Soul's Tragedy in 335 pages. Vol. IV: Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Romances, Christmas-Eve and Easter Day in 405 pages. Vol. V: Men and Women, In A Balcony, Dramatis Personae in 315 pages. Vol. VI: The Ring And The Book volume I in 341pages. Vol. VII: The Ring And The Book volume II in 361 pages. Vol. VIII: Balaustion's Adventure, Aristophanes' Apology in 351 pages. Vol. IX: Prince Hohenstiel-Schwangau, Fifine at the Fair, Pacchiarotto, Miscellaneous Poems in 308 pages. Vol. X: Red Cotton Night-Cap Country, The Inn Album, The Two Poets of Croisic in 314 pages. Vol. XI: The Agamemnon Of Aeschylus, La Saisiaz, Dramatic Idyles, Jocoseria in 338 pages. Vol. XII: Ferishtah's Fancies, Parleyings With Certain People, Asolando in 399 which includes an index to first lines for all twelve volumes. A wonderfully bright and clean set in extremely handsome and supple leather bindings.
    TB24622  $150.00



  • Brownlee, Claudia:  Colonel Joe The Last of the Rough Riders.  New York: Exposition Press, 1978. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. With a gift inscription on the dedication page In a very good+ dust jacket with price clipped jacket flap and light rubbing to the edges and folds. Signed on the first free end paper by the author; also, signed and inscribed by the author on the dedication page. Laid into the book is a newspaper article noting Joe Montgomery's 100th birthday who is the book's subject & a longtime Montana res
    TB08131  $38.50



  • Click on Image to expandBruccoli, Matthew J. and C.E.F. Clark:  First Printings of American Authors Contributions Toward Descriptive Checklists.  Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1977-1979. First Editions, all first printings. All four volumes of this set are in fine to near fine condition in gilt decorated blue cloth covered boards with light blue text on the spine and a on blue decoration on the front boards. Each volume is a quarto measuring 11 by 8 3/8 inches with printed end sheets. Without dust jackets as issued. Vol. 1 consists of 432 pages with an errata slip tipped-in before the fly title page. Vol. 2 consists of 407 pages with an index for volumes 1 and 2. Vol. 3 consists of 412 pages with an index for volumes 1, 2 and 3. Vol. 4 consists of 406 pages with an index for all four volumes. A heavy, four volume set which can not be shipped at our standard shipping rate. Please contact Town's End Books before ordering so that we can provide you with the appropriate shipping cost.
    TB13000  $150.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesBruce, Edward, and Forbes Watson:  Art In Federal Buildings An Illustrated Record Of The Treasury Department's New Program In Painting And Sculpture Volume I, Mural Designs, 1934-1936.  Washington, DC: Art In Federal Buildings Incorporated, 1936. First Edition. Very good in 1/4 dark blue cloth and a second, slightly lighter color blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. An oblong small quarto measuring 10 1/2" by 13 1/2" with the cloth worn through at the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards. The joints and hinges remain strong and tight. The contents are clean and free of any damage. Laid-in at the front of the book is a single sheet of printed paper listing comments from eleven customers who have provided very positive reviews of the book. 309 pages of text and illustrated extensively with line drawings and black and white photographs The majority of the murals depicted in this volume are from post offices constructed during the Depression years. Despite this title containing "Volume I" there is no indication in public records of any subsequent volume issued by these authors on this topic.
    TB30202  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandBruff, J. Goldsborough:  Gold Rush The Journals, Drawings, And Other Papers Of J. Goldsborough Bruff Captain, Washington City and California Mining Association April 2, 1849 - July 20, 1851.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1944. First Edition, First Printing. Both volumes of this two volume set are near fine in 1/4 black cloth and gray-brown paper covered boards with gilt text on the spines. Both are small quartos of 10 by 7 1/4 inches with a prior owner's small book plate on the front paste downs and a small gift tag on the paste down of volume II. Without dust jackets as issued and lacking the issued slip case. One of only 1,250 printed copies. Edited by Georgia Wilis Read and Ruth Gaines and with a forward by F. W. Hodge. Volume I: Washington City to Bruff's Camp contains 630 pages of text illustrated with a color frontispiece, line drawings, maps and drawings by the author. Volume II: Buff's Camp to Washington City contains 631 to 1404 which includes an index for both volumes and is illustrated with drawings within the text, the author's sketches. Howe's in his bibliography, U.S.Iana states this title to be "Most elaborate of overland narratives." and also a title which he considers "quite scarce". In all the two volumes contains 86 pages of cellotypes, plus 3 of which fold out, 68 line illustrations and 4 maps. (Howes, R-91; Kurutz, 93a; Decker, 35-160 & 36-42; Wheat: Gold Rush, 25)
    TB29471  $325.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesBrundage, Frances:  Santa's Puzzle Box Six Puzzles.  [Akron, Ohio]: The Saalfield Publishing, Company, 1932. . A set of six Christmas puzzles for children in fine condition in its original, paper covered, cardboard box with a printed front label of a smiling Santa carrying two sacks of toys. All six puzzles are intact with no missing pieces. Without a dust jacket. The publisher's number on the box shows "No. 571".
    TB30341  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandBruni, Stephen T. Betsy James Wyeth, Theodore F. Wolff and Christopher Crosman:  Wondrous Strange The Wyeth Tradition.  Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1998). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in bright red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 11 by 9 3/4 inches with small closed tears of 1/4" at the upper edges of pages 127. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket showing an original sale price of $45.00. 167 pages including a listing of color plates by Howard Pyle, N. C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and James Wyeth. A very clean, tight and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29556  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrush, Daniel Harmon:  Growing Up with Southern Illinois.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1944. First edition. Fine in decorated red cloth covered boards with a gilt top top edge to the text block and gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. The gilt text stamping on the spine are bright and clean. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. The Lakeside Classic of 1944. The text of this volume of the Lakeside Classics is from an unpublished memoir of the author who moved to southern Illinois at the age of 8 in 1820 from New York. A beautiful copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27916  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrusic, Lucy McTeer:  Amidst Cultivated and Pleasant Fields A Bicentennial History of North Haven, Connecticut.  Canaan, NH: Phoenix Publishing, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 tan and gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and an illustrated paper label on the front board and with illustrated end sheets. In a very near fine unclipped dust jacket with minor light wear at the ends of the spine area and a closed 1/2" tear at the upper edge of the front panel. Signed by the author on the title page. 304 pages including an index, a list of illustrations and credits, sources and notes to include a list of first 40 families in North Haven about 1715 and 1727, a list of Revolutionary War Soldiers connected with North Haven, and a list of North Haven Selectmen from 1786 to 1986. Illustrated with photographs and maps throughout.
    TB22785  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrusic, Lucy McTeer:  Amidst Cultivated and Pleasant Fields A Bicentennial History of North Haven, Connecticut.  Canaan, NH: The North Haven Historical Society and Phoenix Publishing, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 tan and gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and an illustrated paper label on the front board and with illustrated end sheets. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a 3/4" closed tear at the upper corner of the front panel and a 1/8" chip from the lower corner of the spine area. 304 pages including an index, a list of illustrations and credits, sources and notes to include a list of first 40 families in North Haven about 1715 and 1727, a list of Revolutionary War Soldiers connected with North Haven, and a list of North Haven Selectmen from 1786 to 1986. Illustrated with photographs and maps throughout.
    TB26912  $20.00



  • Bryant, Billy:  Children of Ol' Man River.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1988. First edition. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. as issued. Sub-titled: The Life and Time of a Showboat Trouper." Edited by Martin Ridge.
    TB08341  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandBuchan [Lord Tweedsmuir], John:  Sick Heart River.  London: Hodder And Stoughton, c1941, 1964. Third Printing of 1964. A fine copy bound in full dark yellow leather covered boards with bold gilt text stamped on the spine and gilt text of the prior owner's initials on the front board, with all edges of the text block gilt and with marbled end sheets. A 12mo of 7 by 4 5/8 inches with the panels and flaps of the original dust jacket bound in. A prior owner has written his name and date on the second free end page. 254 pages of text. John Buchan was a Governor General of Canada from 1935 to 1940, but is best remembered as a historian and novelist whose works of adventure and spy fiction were well appreciated by the public. This title was his last novel. The prior owner was James L. Buckley, brother of William F. Buckley.
    TB30389  $40.00



  • Buck, Robert N.:  Weather Flying.  New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Revised Edition, second printing of 1978. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with gilt outlined text on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/4" In a fine unclipped dust jacket with hints of curling at the ends of the spine area. 296 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings by Pierre Barre.
    TB24152  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandBuckley, William F., Jr.:  Airborne A Sentimental Journey.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 2002. Collector's Edition. Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spines 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 spines All three edges of the text blocks are in gilt. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". This volume is signed by that author on the specially printed, tipped-in second free end page. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of six, leather bound Nautical Classics. 252 pages of text and illustrated with numerous black and white photographs. A very handsome, tight, clean set with no prior owner's names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB24768  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandBuckley, William F., Jr.:  On The Firing Line The Public Life Of Our Public Figures.  New York: Random House, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 dark blue cloth and blue paper covered boards with silver colored text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9" by 6" with the faint ghost of a book plate removed from the second free end page. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the first free end page. 533 pages including an index, a list of guests on the Firing Line from 1966 to 1988 and illustrated with black and white photographs and line art.
    TB23240  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandBuckman, David Lear:  Old Steamboat Days on the Hudson River.  Ann Arbor: Gryphon Books, 1971. Reprint of 1971. Fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with red text on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2 by 5 7/16 inches containing 143 pages including an index, appendices, text and illustrated with 26 black and white photographs throughout. Without a dust jacket. The subtitle reads: "Tales and reminiscences of the stirring times that followed the introduction of steam navigation." Originally published in 1907 and revised in 1909. This is a facsimile reprint of the 1909 edition.
    TB18957  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandBuel, Richard, Jr.:  America On The Brink: How Political Struggle Over The War of 1812 Almost Destroyed The Young Republic.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, (2005). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/8 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed and warmly inscribed by the author on the first free end page and dated two months after it was first released. 302 including an index, chapter notes, bibliography and text. Illustrated with a section of plates from earlier works of art.
    TB30437  $60.00



  • Bulau, Alwin E.:  Footprints of Assurance.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1953. First Edition,, First Printing. Near fine in dark blue buckram cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine and with gilt decorations stamped on the front board. A quarto measuring 12" by 9" with a prior owner's book plate on the first free end page. In a good+, unclipped dust jacket with heavy wear and rubbing to the extremes. From the dust jacket flap: "Footprints of Assurance is a comprehensive and complete record of fire marks used by fire insurance companies in sixty-three countries." 319 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated throughout with black and white and colored plates.
    TB26057  $35.00



  • Bull, Peter:  The Teddy Bear Book.  New York: Random House, 1970. Second Printing. Near fine with an attractive prior owner's plate (but no name) on the first FEP & a name written into the ex libris box on 2nd FEP. In a very good+ dust jacket with a price clipped jacket flap and a small 1/2" closed tear at the base of the spine area. 207 numbered pages with one to follow containing text, photographs and illustrations.
    TB09433  $28.00



  • Click on Image to expandBumgardner, Georgia B.:  American Broadsides.  Barre, Mass.: Imprint Society, 1971. Limited first edition. In fine condition bound in 1/4 blue and brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine with a prior owner's name and date on the first free end paper. A folio measuring 14 3/16" high by 10 1/4" deep containing 60 pages of text and 60 pages of plates. Without a dust jacket but housed in a near fine cloth and paper covered slip case with a paper label. One of only 1,950 copies printed, this one is out of series but signed by the author on the last page of text. Sub-titled: "Sixty facsimilies (sic) dated 1680 to 1800 reproduced from originals in the American Antiquarian Society." Selected and introduced by Georgia b. Bumgardner.
    TB19924  $40.00



  • Bunting, Eve:  Demetrius and the Golden Goblet.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovan, 1980. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated white cloth covered boards with gilt decorations and text stamping. In a fine dust jacket. Signed and with a sketchof a fish on the fly title page. With illustrations by Michael Hague. Unpaginated.
    TB14458  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandBunton, Alice Bice:  Bethany's Old Houses and Community Buildings.  Bethany, Conn.: Bethany Library Association, 1972. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in dark blue, heavy cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small octavo measuring 10" by 7" with a book reservation in the name of the prior owner slip tipped-in on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket as issued. Laid-in at the rear of the book, within a pocket attached to the rear paste down, is a multi-color historical map of Bethany, Connecticut on which each of the homes and buildings cited within the book is located. Unpaginated pages containing text, a chronology, glossary, bibliography and a list of map and a list of owners. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and line drawings.
    TB23739  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandBurgess, Thornton W.:  Old Mother West Wind.  New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1990. First Henry Holt Edition. Fine in 1/4 white cloth and paper covered boards with dark red text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Illustrated by Michael Hague. 90 pages of text and illustrations. Signed by the author/artist and illustrated with a sketch of a mouse with a scarf on the title page.
    TB18216  $60.00



  • Burgess, Anthony:  Little Wilson & Big God.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1987. First Edition. Fine in highly decorated, full dark blue leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt titles and gilt decorations in the compartments and with embossed gilt designs on the front and rear boards. All three edges of the text block are gilt, the end sheets are marbled paper and there is a placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. A small quarto of 9 by 6. Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the tipped-in second free end page. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's one page letter introducing this title to its collectors. 460 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece by Anthony Russo. One of the volumes from The Franklin Library's collection of Signed First Edition Society volumes.
    TB30781  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandBurk, Bruce:  Complete Waterfowl Studies Vol. 1: Dabbling and Whistling Ducks; Vol.2: Diving Ducks; Vol.3: Geese and Swans.  Exton, Penn.: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, (1984). First Editions, First Printings. All three volumes of this compete set are in fine condition in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines. All are small quartos of 11 by 8 1/2 inches with handsome marbled end sheets. All three are in fine, priced clipped dust jackets. Volume I: Dabbling And Whistling Ducks contains 234 pages illustrated throughout from photographs in color and black and white. Volume II: Diving Ducks contains 272 pages illustrated throughout from photographs in color and black and white. Volume III: Geese And Swans contains 200 pages and is illustrated throughout from photographs in color and black and white.
    TB30723  $100.00



  • Burke, James Lee:  Cadillac Jukebox.  New York: Hyperion, 1996. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket.
    TB05027  $9.00



  • Burke, James Lee:  Dixie City Jam.  New York: Hyperion, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Near fine, bottom of spine rubbed, else fine. In a near fine dust jacket with the front panel lightly rubbed.
    TB03301  $8.00



  • Burke, James Lee:  Burning Angel.  Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1989. First Editon. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stamping. In a near fine dust jacket with just a hint of wear at the top of the spine area. The author's 14th novel which was preceeded by his Black Cherry Blues which won Edgar Award.
    TB04707  $7.00



  • Click on Image to expandBurnaby, Andrew:  Burnaby's Travels Through North America : Reprinted from the Third Edition of 1798.  New York: A. Wessels Company, 1904. Reprint from the Third Edition. Good+ in the publisher's original red cloth covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spine. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is worn and just beginning to fray. The spine itself is slightly faded and the cloth at the tips of the boards is rubbed. Without its issued plain paper dust jacket. One of the volumes in the Source Books of American History with an introduction and notes by Rufus Rockwell Wilson. 265 pages including an index. Originally published in London in 1775 under the title: Travels Through the Middle Settlements in North America in 1759 and 1760. Copies of the original publication are considered "quite scarce" by Wright Howes. (Howes B-995)
    TB20705  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandBurnett, Frances Hodgson:  The Way to the House of Santa Claus A Christmas story for very small boys in which every reader is the hero of a big Adventure.  New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1916. First Edition. Very near fine in brick red cloth covered boards with color printed paper label on the front board. An oblong octavo of 9 by 12 inches with rubbing and light wear to the cloth at the heel of the spine and at the lower fore corner of the front board and several minor scratches to the paper label on the front board. Without a dust jacket. Unpaginated, but containing 23 printed and or illustrated pages. A book for children intended to be personalized with the name of the child to receive it. In this case the book has received no names or, for that matter, there is no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30363  $175.00



  • Burnett, David:  Cineplex Odeon The First Ten Years.  Toronto: Cineplex Odeon Corp., 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with very minor fading at the upper edge of the front board. In a fine dust jacket. "A celebration of Contemporaty Canadian Art." 128 pages including an index, text with full color plates and photographs.
    TB13138  $8.00



  • Click on Image to expandBurns, Eric:  The Golden Lad The Haunting Story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt.  New York: Pegasus Books, LLC, 2016. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black and off white paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 15/16 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 201 pages including an index, chapter notes and bibliography followed by four pages of ads. Illustrated with frontispiece portraits of Theodore Roosevelt and Quentin Roosevelt and a section of black and white photographs
    TB28830  $25.00



  • Burnshaw, Stanley:  Robert Frost Himself.  New York: George Braziller, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in bright blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. In a fine dust jacket with the original price intact on the front flap. A biography of Robert Frost. 342 pages including an index, reference notes, chronoplogy, text and illustrated with one section of black and white photographs.
    TB16788  $17.50



  • Burris-Meyer, Elizabeth:  Historical Color Guide Primitive to Modern Times with Thirty Plates in Color.  New York: William Helburn, Inc., (1938). First Edition. An ex-library copy in good+ condition in blue cloth covered boards (possibly a library binding) with white text stamped on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6 1/2" with heavy rubbing to the cloth covers at the joints and corners of the boards. The typical library markings appear on the front end pages, title page, copyright page and on each of the pages containing the color plates. 30 pages of text followed by a two page index. The thirty plates of color swatches are all present showing a total of 150 colors; however, a few of the color swatches are damaged or torn.
    TB26962  $250.00



  • Click on Image to expandBurroughs, Edgar Rice:  The Return of Tarzan.  New York: A. L. Burt Company, Publishers, c1915, [1916}. First Edition. Very near fine in light green cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and front board. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 5 inches with mild tanning the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a good, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with 1" deep chips spanning the lower edge of the spine area and over to the front panel by an inch and on the the rear panel by 1/4" and with a 1/2" deep chip across the upper edge of the spine area and the fold to the front flap is heavily worn. Extensive repairs to closed tears have been made with archival tape on the verso side of the jacket. 365 pages of text. Illustrated with chapter headings by J. Allen St. John. The dust jacket was illustrated by N. C. Wyeth. The first edition of this title was published by A. C. McClurg in March of 1915. (Bergen, p. 24)
    TB30570  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expandBurroughs, Edgar Rice:  The Son of Tarzan.  New York: A. L. Burt Company, Publishers, 1918. Reprint. Very good+ in light green cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and front board. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 5 inches with light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without a dust jacket. 394 pages of text. Illustrated with chapter headings, vignettes and full page drawings by J. Allen St. John. The first edition of this title was published by A. C. McClurg in March of 1917. (Bergen, p. 46)
    TB30571  $25.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesBurroughs, John:  Under The Maples.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921. First Edition. Very good+ in green ribbed cloth with gilt text on the spine and a gilt stamped facsimile of the author's signature on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7 by 4 1/2 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket. 223 pages including an index. Illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of Burroughs taken six days before his death.
    TB29059  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandBurrows, Edwin G.:  Forgotten Patriots The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War.  New York: Basic Books of the Perseus Books Group, 2008. First Edition. Fine in blue and black cloth covered boards with silver colored text on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with just a hint of rubbing to the upper edge of the spine area. Signed by the author on the title page. 364 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes, a list of abbreviations and notes on sources, appendices and text. Illustrated with maps and reproductions of contemporary works of art. This Pulitzer Prize winning author has performed a masterful job of historical research to uncover the awful truth concerning the mistreatment of Revolutionary War prisoners by the British in occupied New York. It can never be proved but the belief and the weight of evidence points to some 15,000 men who died as a result of deliberate mistreatment and starvation in the prisons and prison ships in and around New York City.
    TB25783  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandBurrows, Edwin G. and Mike Wallace:  Gotham A History of New York City to 1898.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 dark blue cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with map end sheets. A small quarto measuring 10" by 7". In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed and inscribed in green flow pen by Mike Wallace on the title page. 1383 pages including an index of subjects, an index of names, bibliography, references and text. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of contemporary works of art, facsimiles of documents and maps. Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for history.
    TB30731  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandBurt, Struthers:  Autographed Letter Signed (ALS) by American Novelist, Struthers Burt.  Jackson Hole, Wyoming: , 1952. . An autographed letter signed by Maxwell Struthers Burt (1882 - 1954) written in his own hand using a fountain pen on his Three Rivers Ranch personal letter head stationery. Other than two creases from folding, it is in fine condition with no tears, chips or soiling on 8 1/2" by 11" off white paper. The letter is dated July 7, 1952 and written to Mr. Dean F. Kruhel (?), University Archivist for the University of Wyoming at Laramie, Wyoming and refers to a "first-class idea" offering "what assistance I can" to the project. He goes on to explain that he has "gotten away with his life from a bout with pneumonia" and has been ordered by his doctor to avoid any trips. The letter is signed "With best of regards, | Struthers Burt" The upper left corner of the letter shows the brand used on his ranch and a date stamp showing the date of receipt. Struthers Burt was a journalist at the age of 15, a college professor at Princeton, a novelist, poet and a Wyoming rancher. His best known works include Powder River from the Rivers of America series, and Along These Streets.
    TB23209  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandBurt, Struthers:  Powder River.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1938). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in bright red cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. The cloth on the spine is very slightly darkened due to offsetting from the rear of the dust jacket. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with the spine slightly tanned and with shallow chipping at the ends of the spine area and small chips at the fore corners of the front panel. The fourth volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by Ross Santee. 389 pages including an index followed by an eleven page introduction to the series by C.L. Skinner.
    TB27313  $85.00



  • Burt, Nathaniel:  War Cry of the West: The Story of the Powder River.  New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964. First Edition, First printing. Very Good- in decorated yellow paper covered boards with red decorations and text on the front board. Missing the issued jacket. One of the Rivers of America Series for young adults. Illustrated by Brinton Turkle. An extremely scarce title.
    TB06279  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandBurton, Richard F.:  First Footsteps In East Africa Or An Exploration of Harar.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, (1992). Collector's Edition. Fine in full navy blue leather covered boards with five compartments on the spine with gilt text and decorations. All edges of the text block are gilt. The end sheets are of silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 3/8 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. Both volumes I and II of the original publication are included in one volume here. The first volume contains 209 pages and volume II contains 276 pages of text including an index. Illustrated with maps and engravings. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of Library of Travel Classics which is no longer published and sold by The Easton Press. A very handsome, tight, clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB29293  $70.00



  • Burton, Robert:  Bird Behavior.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. 224 pages containing an index, text and with "nearly 600 striking photographs, all of them in full color...."
    TB14925  $14.00



  • Bush, Celeste E.:  The Thomas Lee House, East Lyme, Connecticut.  East Lyme, Conn.: The East Lyme Historical Society, 1935. First Edition, First printing. Very good in light green printed wraps with a double stapled binding. There area a number of white spots (paint) on the front panel and the corners of the text are somewhat curled. Without a dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated but containing 14 pages of text. Illustrated with black and white photographs and line drawings.
    TB22633  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandButler, William:  The Land Of The Veda: Being Personal Reminiscences of India.  New York: Phillips & Hunt, (1871). Ninth Edition. Very good+ in its original light brown cloth covered, beveled boards with gilt text and black borders on the spine and tilt text, black borders and a gilt image on the front board. A small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 1/2 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed and worn, the cloth over the tips of the boards is worn and rubbed and the hinges are starting. The contents remain clean, tight and bright with no prior ownership markings. Many of the plates show modest 1/2" deep dampness stains at the lower margin. 557 pages including an index, a glossary of Indian terms, comparative tables and text. Illustrated with a hand colored map and multiple engraved plates.
    TB30485  $50.00



  • Butler, Joseph T.:  Washington Irving's Sunnyside.  Tarrytown, NY: Sleepy Hollow Restorations, 1968. . Fine in heavy printed paper wraps with a double stapled binding. Without a dust jacket as issued. 32 pages including a bibliography and text illustrated with maps, line drawings, reproductions of contemporary works of art and photographs. A tribute to the Terrytown, New York home of Washington Irving.
    TB23085  $5.00



  • Click on Image to expandButts, Charles:  Geologic Map of the Appalachian Valley of Virginia with Explanatory Text.  Richmond: University of Virginia, 1933. . Very good in printed paper wraps over a triple stapled binding. Without a dust jacket as issued. 56 pages including an index followed by a fold-out map contained within the pocket at the rear of the book. This very large multi-color map is in perfect condition. This is Bulletin 42 of the Virginia Geological Survey.
    TB28973  $25.00



  • Byatt, A. S.:  Angels & Insects.  New York: Random House, 1992. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt decorative design on the front board. In a fine dust jacket. Two novellas by this Booker Winning author of Possession.
    TB04628  $15.00



  • Byrd, Richard Evelyn:  Skyward.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1981. First thus. Fine in dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text & decorations with a gilt top edge. The Lakeside Classic release of 1981. First published in 1928 by G. P. Putnam's Sons. This reprinting covers Byrd's early career to include his flight over the North Pole.
    TB25115  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandByrd, Max:  Shooting The Sun.  New York: Bantam Books, (2004). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 brown cloth and cream colored paper covered boards with copper colored text on the spine. An octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 306 pages of text.
    TB30028  $15.00



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