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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



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    Inett, John:  Origines Anglicanae: Or, A History Of The English Church Beginning where Bishop Stillingfleet Has Ended his History of the British Church.  London: M. Wotton, 1704 and 1710. First Editions. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition in their original early 18th century, full leather bindings with five raised bands on the spines with gilt printed red and black title labels and gilt borders between the compartments. The boards are decorated in a blind tooled diapered style with ornaments at the corners of the main rectangle. Both volumes are quartos of 12 7/16 by 7 7/8 inches. The leather over the spines are heavily darkened as are the outside edges of the boards. Volume I has a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and a second, much later, prior owner's name appears in pencil on the first free end page together with the date of 1704. There are no prior ownership markings or book plates in volume II. The contents of volume I are extremely fine with no tanning or foxing. The contents of volume II suffers from foxing to the printed areas of the first 200 pages due to higher acid levels of the ink. The remaining pages are clean, exhibiting no foxing or tanning. Two small worm holes extend through the entire text block of volume II. The title page of Volume I is printed in red and black and contains 390 pages followed by a ten page index. Volume II is printed entirely in black and contains 503 pages followed by five page index and an errata page. Volume II was published at Oxford in 1710. The author's purpose was to cover the history of the English Church from 401 to 1216. An uncommon set with presently no original copies appearing for sale on the Internet.
    TB30803  $750.00



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    Innes, 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



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    Ipsen, 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




  • 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



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    Irving, Washington:  The Alhambra.  London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1896. Large Paper Edition. Very good in its original dark red cloth covered boards with a printed, paper label on the spine. A small quarto of 10 3/8 by 6 3/4 inches with minor chipping and wear to the paper label on the spine, the joint to the front board shows splitting to the cloth at its lower 2 inches and the end sheets show minor foxing while the contents are free of foxing and tanning. One of only 500 limited edition, large paper copies printed. With an Introduction by Elizabeth Robins Pennell and illustrated with drawings of the places mentioned by Joseph Pennell. 436 pages of text and illustrated with a frontispiece and 12 lithographs and numerous vignettes throughout.
    TB31220  $450.00



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    Irving, 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 new, reproduction 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.
    TB27761  $250.00



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    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. 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



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



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    Irving, 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



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    Irving, 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



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



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    Irving, 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



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    Irving, 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



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    Irving, 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



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    Irving, 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



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    Irving, 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, 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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    Isaacson, Dorris A., Editor:  Maine A Guide Down East.  Rockland, Maine: Courier-Gazette, Inc., 1970. Second Edition. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and a decoration on the front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/2 inches with a dated gift inscription on the first free end page. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with hints of rubbing to the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards and with the spine area tanned. This second edition of Maine A Guide Downeast is edited by the same woman who "was the State Director of the Federal Writers Project that produced the first Maine Guide in 1937." 510 pages with an index, selected reading list, chronology, tours, text, and illustrated from black and white photographs through-out. There is no map in a rear pocket as issued.
    TB30887  $18.00






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