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  • Illingworth, Captain E. J. H.:  Offshore A Complete Introduction to Ocean Racing and Cruising, Modern Yacht Handling and Equipment.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in royal blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a bright gilt decoration on the front board and with illustrated end sheets. The cloth at the head of the spine has a 1/2" closed tear and the cloth at the heel of the spine is rubbed and there is minor foxing to the fore edge of the text block. Without its issued dust jacket. A quarto measuring 11" tall by 8 1/2" deep containing 261 pages including an index, appendices and text. Illustrated throughout with line drawings one white photographs throughout.color plate (frontispiece) and 21 black and white plates.
    TB22508  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandInnes, Hammond:  Atlantic Fury.  London: Collins, 1962. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 5 inches with map end sheets. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket. 318 pages of text. A fine bright and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29483  $40.00



  • Innes, Hammond:  Air Bridge.  London: Collins, 1951. First Edition, First printing. Very good in red cloth covered boards with a gift inscription on the first free end paper with the pages beginning to tan. In a good dust jacket with a price clipped front flap, 1/8" deep chipping across the ends of the spine area and rubbed at the folds. Innes' 11th book and one that is rather uncommon.
    TB14910  $24.50



  • Innes, Hammond:  The Land God Gave to Cain.  London: Collins, 1958. First Edition, First printing. Near fine, In a very good+ dust jacket spine tanned & 1/2" chip at heel. An adventure novel which takes place in Labrador
    TB03668  $19.60



  • Innes, Hammond:  The Doomed Oasis.  London: Collins, 1960. First Edition, First printing. Near fine, In a very good+ dust jacket lightly worn at the upper spine corners and a small closed tear at the upper front panel and corner.
    TB03318  $17.15



  • Innes, Hammond:  Campbell's Kingdom.  London: Collins, 1952. Book Club Edition. Near fine in bright red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping. In a very good+ dust jacket with the front lower flap clipped and with mild tanning of the spine area. This copy appears to be a Book Society edition. With the exception of the clipped front flap there is no difference with the first UK edition.
    TB14909  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandIpsen, Ludvig Sandoe:  The Book Plates Of Ludvig Sandoe Ipsen.  Boston: The Troutsdale Press, 1904. First Edition, Limited Printing. Very near fine in 1/4 vellum and light gray paper covered boards with a printed paper label on the front board. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches with minor bumping to the fore corners of the front board and with a prior owner's bookplate on the front paste down. Without a dust jacket. Unpaginated, but containing 7 pages of text followed by 29 plates of example bookplates. With a foreword by Winfred Porter Truesdell.
    TB28835  $125.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesIrving, Washington:  The Works of Washington Irving.  London: John Murray, G. P. Putnam, Colburn & Bently and W. Wright, 1821 to 1859. Various editions and Various Issues. All twenty volumes of this complete set are in near fine condition in 3/4 crushed green levant morocco and marbled paper covered boards. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt, the end sheets are a matching marbled paper, the spines have five raised bands with gilt text in two of the compartments and gilt decorations and devices in the other compartments. The bindings are by "Trout Binder" being Samuel Trout of London who was a bookbinder during the mid to late 1800s. Each volume is an octavo measuring 8 3/4 by 5 1/2" inches. This set consists of the following volumes by Washington Irving: Four volumes of A History Of The Life and Voyages Of Christopher Columbus dated 1828 and is a first edition, third issue [to wit: Both volumes 1 and 2 show a ":" after "London" on the title page. Page 322 in volume I is misnumbered "232". Page 60 of volume III is missing its page number. The imprint at the end of volume III appears on page 415.] Five volumes of Life Of George Washington. Volume 1 is a second printing of 1856 published by G. P. Puntnam of New York; volume 2 is a first edition dated 1855 also by Putnam with the note of error on page 519; volume 3 is a first edition dated 1856 by Putnam lacking the "inserted slip with note by publisher"; volume 4 is a first edition by Putnam dated 1857; volume 5 is a Putnam first edition dated 1859. Two volumes of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. is a "New Edition" dated 1822 by John Murray of London; Two volumes of Tales Of A Traveller dated 1824 and published by John Murray is a British first edition which appeared shortly before the American edition was printed. It is the second state as it contains the "spurious" notice on page 395 of volume 2. Two volumes of Bracebridge Hall; or, The Humorists is dated 1822 and published by John Murray of London. It is the third state of the first British Edition which initially came out only a couple of days after the first US edition was printed. (Note: there is a long tear to page 93/94 which has been professionally repaired...probably with this binding.) Two volumes of The Alhambra dated 1832 and published by Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley of London which was the first British edition. (The publisher's ads for volume 2 were stripped out for this binding.) Two volumes of Lives Of Mahomet And His Successors is dated 1850 and published by John Murray of London and was the first British edition and was printed from the American plates. Lastly, is a single volume of a second British edition of A Humourous History Of New York From The Beginning Of The World published by W. Wright of London, dated 1821. (Blackburn 11, 15, 23, 25, 27, 32, 41 and 42;
    TB28482  $2000.00



  • Irving, Washington:  Works Of Washington Irving (Ten Volumes).  New York: United States Book Company Successors To John W. Lovell Company, n.d.. Reprints. All ten volumes of this complete set are in very near fine condition each bound in 3/4 calf and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with gilt titles on red and light gray leather labels together with elaborate gilt tool work in the compartments. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt and the end sheets match the marbled paper on the covers of the boards. Each is a small octavo of 7 7/8 by 5 3/8 inches with light rubbing at the heads and heels of the spines and to the tips of the boards. None of the spine are chipped. The contents are all clean and tight in their bindings with no tanning or foxing. The first volume containes: Tales of A Traveler, Bracebridge Hall and Wolfert's Roost. The second contains: Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., A History of New York and The Crayon Papers, The third contains: Astoria, Salmagundi and Adventures of Captain Bonneville. The fourth: Mahomet And His Successors, Oliver Goldsmith and Moorish Chronicles. The fifth contains: The Alhambra, The Conquest of Granada and Legends Of The Conquest of Spain. The sixth contains: The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus and A Tour of The Prairies. And the last four volumes contains The Life of George Washington. These last four volumes are illustrated with frontispiece portraits of Washington and maps. Many of the pages in these volumes remain uncut.
    TB30792  $500.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesIrving, John:  Trying to Save Piggy Sneed.  New York: Arcade Publishing, 1996. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and pink paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Signed without an inscription by the author on the fly title page. Also, laid-in at the front of the book is a hand-corrected page from the manuscript of The Imaginary Girlfriend. 432 pages of text. Although originally published in Canada under the same name, the U.S. version contains a few more stories and many more pages.
    TB29337  $250.00



  • Click on Image to expandIrving, Washington:  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  n.p.: Westvaco, West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, 1958. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 dark brown leather and decorated yellow paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and illustrated end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 5 3/4". Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is protected within a its fine original paper covered slip case. This was the WESTVACO Christmas release of 1958 which was the first volume in their annual American Classic series which was published each year until 2007. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was originally part of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Number VI published in 1820 by C. S. Van Winckle of New York. The pseudonym of Geoffrey Crayon was used by Washington Irving while writing in England. 64 pages of text illustrated with one steel engraving. This volume was published in a limited quantity and is now exceptionally uncommon.
    TB29936  $250.00



  • Click on Image to expandIrving, Washington:  Bracebridge Hall; or, The Humorists.  London: John Murray, 1822. First Edition, First printing. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition in recently rebacked 3/4 leather and green, pebbled cloth covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with the original gilt on red leather title labels in the compartments. The edges of the text blocks are speckled. Both volumes are small octavos measuring 8" tall by 5" deep. Both volumes have an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste downs and there is offsetting from the overlaid leather onto the end sheets. Minor foxing and tanning exists in the pages of the text blocks. Volume I contains 393 pages of text and volume II contains 403 pages of text. The points existing on leaf 93-94 of volume I and pages 403 and 404 indicate that this is the first state of the first edition of this title. Although the English edition appeared two days after the American edition was released the English edition contains a number of alternations to the text made by Irving which do not appear in the American edition. As a result the British first edition is considerably different from the American first. (Langfeld/Blackburn p. 24; and, BAL 10110) A very attractive and clean set.
    TB23066  $200.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesIrving, Washington:  The Alhambra.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1891. Darro Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine condition in excuisetly decorated white cloth over beveled boards with gilt text and decorations on the spines and printed end papers. Both volumes are octavos measuring 8 1/2" by 6" with the top edges of the text blocks gilt. Both volumes are protected by their original paper backed, cloth dust jackets with gilt text on the spine areas. Both jackets are in near fine condition. Each page of the text block is surrounded with a handsome gilt on broad red border. Volume I contains 266 pages and volume II contains 312 pages. Each is illustrated with a frontispiece and black and white photographs. A beautiful and handsome set contained within their original dust jackets and free of any prior ownership markings.
    TB27755  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expandIrving, Washingon:  Rip Van Winkle A Posthumous Writing Of Diedrich Knickerbocker.  New York: Limited Editions Club, 1930. . Very good in full dark green leather covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 3/4" by 6 1/2" with the top edge of the text block gilt and with the leather on the spine faded to a dark tan and with rubbing and light wear to the edges of the boards. Without a dust jacket and missing its original slip case. One of only 1,500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 326 and signed by Frederick W. Goudy the type designer. 57 pages with occasional line art illustrations by Felix Darley.
    TB27592  $150.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesIrving, John:  The Hotel New Hampshire (Uncorrected Proof Copy).  New York: E. P. Dutton, 1981. Uncorrected Proof Copy. Fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 3/8 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed without an inscription by the author on the title page. Also, laid-in at the front of the book is a compliments card from the publisher. 423 pages of text.
    TB29338  $150.00



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



  • Click on Image to expandIrving, Washington:  Sketch Book Of Geoffrey Crayon Gent..  New York: G. P. Putnam: Hurd & Houghton, 1865. Artist's Edition. Very good+ in original, full green leather over beveled boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt decorations and gilt text within the compartments. The front and rear boards are decorated with gilt borders. The end sheets are marbled paper and all three edges of the text block are gilt. The inside edges of the boards are decorated with gilt doublures. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4 by 6 /12 inches with light rubbing and wear to the leather at the edges of the boards and ends of the spine. The rear hinge is starting. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 504 pages of text. Illustrated with an engraved title page, a frontispiece portrait of Irving and 120 engraved vignettes by various artists throughout. As stated on the title page: "Illustrated with one hundred and twenty engravings on wood, from original designs." A collection of Irving's short stories to include: Roscoe, The Wife, Rip Van Winkle, English Writers on America, Rural Life in England, The Broken Heart, The Art of Book-Making, A Royal Poet, The Country Church, The Widow and Her Son, The Boar's Head Tavern Eastcheap, The Mutability of Literature, Rural Funerals, The Spectre Bridegroom, Westminster Abbey, Christmas, The Stage Coach, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, The Christmas Dinner, London Antiques, Little Britain, Stratford-On-Avon, Traits of Indian Character, Philip of Pokanoket, John Bull, The Pride of the Village, The Angler, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,
    TB28930  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandIrving, Washington:  The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon Gent..  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1983. Limited Edition. Fine in full red leather covered boards with extensive gilt stamping on the boards and with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text stamping and decorations within the compartments. The end papers are of silk. The edges of the text block are gilt and there is a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. A collection of 34 short stories by Washington Irving including some of his most famous stories such as Rip Van Winkle, Westminster Abbey, Christmas, The Christmas Dinner, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. During his early days as a writer Irving used the pseudonym of Geoffrey Crayon. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. 396 pages of text with illustrations by F. O. C. Darley. A very handsome copy with no names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB26780  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandIrving, Pierre M.:  The Life And Letters of Washington Irving.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1885-1886. Revised and Condensed in three volumes. All three volumes of this three volume set are in very good+ condition in decorated dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines and a gilt decorations on the front boards. All three volumes are 16mo measuring 6 1/2" x 4" deep. The front hinges of volumes 1 and 3 are cracked but have been professionally repaired. There is a rent to the cloth of 3/4" at the rear edge of the spine to volume 3. Vol. 1 contains 442 pages of text; volume 2 contains 438 pages; and, volume 3 contains 425 pages of text.
    TB23111  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandIrving, John:  The World According to Garp.  New York: E. P. Dutton, 1985. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in 1/4 dark blue cloth and yellow paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/4 inches with a gift inscription on the first free end page. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with rubbing and wear across both ends of the spine area and 1" closed tears at the upper edges of the folds to the flaps. The author's third book and winner of the National Book Award. It was this title that gave Irving the national recognition as a fine author.
    TB29205  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandIrving, Washington:  The Crayon Miscellany (Volumes 1 and 2).  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1897). Knickerbocker Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in near fine condition in the publisher's original light green cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spines and a gilt likeness of the author on a dime sized circle on the front board with blind embossing radiating from same. Both are 16 mos. measuring 6 5/8" by 4" Volume 1 contains 371 pages of text which includes A Tour of the Prairies and Abbotsford. Volume 2 contains 394 pages of text which includes Newstead Abbey, The Bermudas, The Window's Ordeal, The Knight of Malta, A Time of Unexampled Prosperity, Sketches in Paris 1825, A Contented Man, Broek: The Dutch Paradise, Guests from Gibbet Island, Spanish Romance and Legend of Don Munio Sancho De Hinojosa. Both volumes are illustrated with a frontispiece protected with a labeled tissue guard.
    TB25057  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expandIrving, John Treat Jr:  Indian Sketches.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1955. First Edition. Fine in light green cloth covered boards with a gilt on maroon title block on the spine. The top edge of the text block is speckled. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with the upper edge of the spine area rubbed and with the same to the upper fore corner of the front panel. The 18th volume in the American Exploration and Travel Series. 275 pages of text with 16 illustrations.
    TB26010  $45.00



  • Irving, Washington:  Salmagundi: Or, the Whim-Whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq. and Others.  New York: G. P. Putnam, 1859. Reprint of 1859. A 12mo measuring 7 by 5 inches in very good- condition in the publisher's original pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. The end sheets are light yellow paper and there is what may be a dampness stain to the first 84 pages of the text to only the lower fore corner of the pages in the area of the margin, none of which impacts on the text. "This volume apparently follows the text of the second American edition." (Langfield/Blackburn p. 10) or perhaps a reprint of the Paris 1824 edition (BAL, 10243) 243 pages of text followed by a single page of notes and four pages of ads for other works by Irving. (Williams/Edge A Bibliography of the Writings of Washington Irving A Check List, p. 100) Salmagundi (which has a meaning comparable to "suckatash" or "miscellany") was originally issued in New York in twenty separate parts over a one year period from January, 1807 to January 1808. (pamphlets in tan paper wraps). The text of Salmagundi was co-authored by Washington Irving with his brother William and James Kirke Paulding. The idea for it was initially conceived by Washington Irving and Paulding as a vehicle to poke fun at the culture and society of the New York City. None of the twenty parts gave any title page credit to either of the Irving brothers. Washington Irving preferred it so as this gave him the opportunity to write in differing styles or "voices". His contributions to Salmagundi however can be found above the names of "Will Wizard, Esq." and "Anthony Evergreen, Gent." Due to the immediate popularity of the series the publisher bound all 20 parts into a two volume book form creating the second edition in 1814. It was in these issues of Salmagundi that Irving and Paulding made the first connection with the name "Gotham" and the City of New York. (Jones: Washington Irving An American Original)
    TB24498  $40.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesIrving, John:  My Movie Business A Memoir.  New York: Random House, (1999). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 white cloth and white paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/8 by 5 3/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Simply signed by the author on a tipped-in page without an inscription or date. 170 pages of text.
    TB29206  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandIrving, John:  The Cider House Rules.  New York: William Morrow, 1985. First Edition, First Printing. Fine 1/2 light brown cloth and tan paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 560 pages including the author's notes and text. The author's sixth novel which takes place in a rural town in Maine. An extremely handsome, bright, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29340  $25.00



  • Irving, John:  A Widow for One Year.  New York: Random House, 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and only a hint of curling at the edges; else fine.
    TB14541  $24.50



  • Irving, John:  The Hotel New Hampshire.  New York: E. P. Dutton, 1981. First Edition, First printing. Fine In a near fine dust jacket.
    TB00450  $10.00



  • Irving, John:  Trying to Save Piggy Sneed.  New York: Arcade Publishing, 1996. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and pink paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. 432 pages of text. Although originally published in Canada under the same name, the U.S. version contains a few more stories and many more pages.
    TB05684  $10.00






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