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    L-W Promotions:  Collectors Guide To Locks & Keys.  Gas City, Ind.: L-W Promotions, n.d. . . Near fine in bright orange, heavy printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/2" with the front panel very slightly soiled. Without a dust jacket. A price guide for over 400 locks and keys pictured and priced. 60 pages of text, illustrated throughout.
    TB27190  $20.00




  • L'Amour, Louis:  Louis L'Amour Frontier.  Toronto: Bantan Books, 1984. First Edition, First printing. Fine in heavy blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with gift inscription on the first free end paper. In a fine dust jacket. 216 pages with text and 140 photographs by David Muench. A collection of essays and personal narratives by Louis L'Amour with beautiful full color photographs of scenes from countless locations in the West.
    TB06935  $28.00




  • L'Amour, Louis:  Kid Rodelo.  Toronto: Bantam Books, 1986. First uniform edition. Near fine in brown leatherette covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with a very slight nick to the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. 134 pages.
    TB25329  $20.00




  • L'Amour, Louis:  Silver Canyon.  New York: Bantam Books, 1981. Second Printing of the Uniform Bantam Edition. Fine in padded brown leatherette covered boards with gilt text on the spine with no prior owner's name book plates or markings of any kind. 164 pages of text.
    TB20983  $10.00




  • L'Amour, Louis:  Buckskin Run.  New York: Literary Express, Inc., 1998. Reprint. Fine in brown leatherette covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with a facsimile of the author's signature on the front board. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". Without a dust jacket as issued. 175 pages of text. A collection of eight short stories dealing with western gun fights together with historical notes to round-out the background of events at the time.
    TB25226  $10.00




  • L'Amour, Louis:  End of the Drive.  New York: Bantam Books, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in red paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap.
    TB14788  $7.00



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    La Branche, George M. L.:  The Dry Fly and Fast Water and The Salmon and the Dry Fly.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, (1996). Collector's Edition. Fine in full dark gray leather covered boards with five compartments on the spine with gilt text and decorations on the spine and the front and rear boards. The top edge of the text block is 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 measuring 8 1/8" by 5 3/8". Without a dust jacket as issued. Containing 226 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by the author. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of Library of Fly-Fishing 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.
    TB30515  $75.00




  • Labaree & Whitfield Bell, Leonard:  Mr. Franklin A Selection From His Personal Letters.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956. . Near fine in 1/4 green cloth and paper covered boards with very modest shelf wear to the bottom edges. Without a dust jacket One of only 1,500 copies printed for the Members of The Poor Richard Club of Philadelphia to commemorate the 250 year birth of Bejamin Franklin. 61 pages of text with five full colore plates.
    TB13520  $7.00



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    Lagasee, Emeril, and Marcelle Bienvenu:  Louisiana Real and Rustic.  New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1996). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 gray cloth and blue paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4 by 7 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed and warmly inscribed to "Margo" and dated "10/7/96". 347 pages including an index, Illustrated with photographs by Brian Smale.
    TB29257  $50.00




  • Laing, Alexander:  Jonathan Eagle.  New York: Duell, Sloane & Pearce, 1955. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and maps on the end papers. In a very good+ dust jacket with 1/4" chips at the upper corners of the spine area with related creasing, rubbing at the lower corners of the panels but with the price intact. A young orphan from Stonington, Connecticut goes to sea & learns the meaning of liberty on board many tall ships.
    TB11815  $5.60




  • Laing, Alexander, and Joseph J. Thorndike as Editor:  The American Heritage History of Seafaring America.  New York: American Heritage Publishing Company, 1974. . Near fine in turqoise cloth covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spine which is also uniformly tanned. In a near fine slipcase with an illustrated paste down label on one panel. 344 pages followed by an index. Extensively illustrated with photographs and reproductions of period art work to provide the nautical history of The Colonial Seafarer, The Revolution at Sea, The World Traders, The Age of Combat Sail, The Whaling Enterprise, The Years of Primacy, The Clipper Ship, The Persistence of Sail and a selective guide to Maritime Museums.
    TB15847  $10.00



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    Lamar, Howard R.:  Charlie Siringo's West An Interpretive Biography.  Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (2005). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine and gilt text and an illustration of a cowboy on a horse on the front board. A small quarto of 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket (no price shown which is not untypical for university press publications). Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription. 370 pages containing an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and three sections of maps and photographic reproductions. A publicity statement on the rear panel of the dust jacket states: "Charlie Siringo (1855-1928) live the quintessential life of adventure on the American frontier as a cowboy, Pinkerton detective, writer, and later as a consultant for early western films. Siringo was one of the most attractive, bold and original characters to live and flourish in the final decades of the Wild West."
    TB29450  $65.00



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    Lamb, Dana S.:  Green Highlanders and Pink Ladies.  Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and yellow end papers. With a prior owner's name neatly written on the first free end page and with the same prior owner's book plate on the second free end page. Signed by the author on the first free end pape. One of only 1,500 copies printed. A collection of 36 short stories on 92 pages. This copy is out-of-series.
    TB20152  $125.00



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    Lamb, Dana S.:  Not Far From The River.  Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers, 1967. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 tan cloth and green paper covered boards with black text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In its clear acetate dust jacket and within its near fine, printed, paper covered slipcase. One of only 1,500 copies printed. 101 pages of text containing 37 short stories. A fine bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30931  $125.00



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    Lamb, Dana:  Some Silent Places Still.  Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in 1/4 tan cloth and green paper covered boards with black text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with a light bump to the upper corner of the front board. Without a dust jacket as issued and without its issued slipcase. One of only 1,500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 606 on the limitation page. 100 pages of text containing 39 short stories. Illustrated with a line art frontispiece.
    TB30930  $100.00



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    Lambdin, Dewey:  Havoc's Sword.  New York: Thomas Dunne Books/ St. Martin's Press, 2003. First Edition, First printing. Fine in ivory paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. The eleventh volume in the Alan Lewrie British Naval series which takes place in 1798 while Lewrie is in command of the H. M. S. Proteus in the Caribbean. 372 pages of text.
    TB31282  $35.00



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    Lambdin, Dewey:  The Gun Ketch.  New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 green and tan paper covered boards with a black remainder mark on bottom edge of the text block. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. The fifth volume in the Adam Lewrie series which takes place in 1786 with Lewrie in command of the Gun Ketch, H.M.S. Alacrity, on patrol in the Bahamas to protect British merchant vessels.
    TB31327  $20.00



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    Lambdin, Dewey:  The Captain's Vengeance.  New York: Thomas Dunn Books, 2004. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6". In a fine unclipped dust jacket. The twelvth volume in the Alan Lewrie series which takes place in 1799 when Lewrie is driven to search for, and if possible take back, the French prize vessel he captured some months before. 336 pages of text.
    TB28406  $15.00



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    Lambdin, Dewey:  King's Captain.  New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in off-white paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with a tiny rub mark at the upper corner of the spine area at the fold to the front panel. The ninth volume in the Adam Lewrie series.
    TB25407  $12.50



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    Lambdin, Dewey:  Sea of Grey.  New York: Thomas Dunne Books/ St. Martin's Press, 2002. First Edition, First printing. Fine in gray paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. The tenth volume in the Alan Lewrie British Naval series which takes place in 1798 while Lewrie is in command of the H. M. S. Proteus. 391 pages of text.
    TB25411  $12.50



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    Lambdin, Dewey:  A King's Trade.  New York: Thomas Dunne Books/ St. Martin's Press, 2009. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6". In a fine unclipped dust jacket. The thirteenth volume in the Alan Lewrie British Naval series. 339 pages of text.
    TB28400  $12.50



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    Lambdin, Dewey:  A King's Commander.  New York: Donald I. Fine, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards. An octavo measuring 9" by 5 7/8". In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap, but with a 2" section of the fold to the front flap eaten away. (This defect is not evident unless looking at the fore edge of the book.) The seventh volume in the Alan Lewrie naval adventure series published on February 24, 1997. 374 pages of text.
    TB28402  $7.50



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    Lancaster, Clay:  The Far-Out Island Railroad Nantucket's Old summer Narrow-Gauge.  Nantucket, Mass.: Pleasant Publications, 1972. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in light tan cloth covered boards with a brown text block on the spine and brown text and decorations on the front board. An oblong small octavo measuring 8 by 9 7/8 inches with faint soiling on the boards and minor dust staining to the top edge of the text block. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 1,000 copies printed with this copy identified as number 402. 135 pages of text including chapter notes. Illustrated with many line drawings throughout by the author.
    TB28650  $195.00



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    Landon, Fred:  Lake Huron.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1944. Reprint. Near fine in decorated green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board. A small quarto of 8 3/8 by 5 7/8 inches with only hints of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with a 3/4" wide by 1/4" deep chip from the upper edge of the spine area, rubbing and light wear to the lower edge of the same and a small chip from the upper corner of the front board over the tip of the board. The first volume in The American Lakes Series edited by Milo M. Quaife. 398 pages containing an index and bibliographical notes. Illustrations on plates from black and white photographs.
    TB30439  $75.00



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    Landon, Fred:  Lake Huron.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1944. Reprint. Fine in decorated green cloth covered borads with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. In a poor, price clipped dust jacket with the lower 2" missing from the spine area and the upper 1/2" missing from the spine area and with much of the fold to the front flap missing. The first volume in The American Lakes Series edited by Milo M. Quaife. 398 pages including an index.
    TB23248  $25.00



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    Lang, Jenifer Harvey, Editor:  Larousse Gastronomique The New American Edition of the World's Greatest Culinary Encyclopedia.  New York: Crown Publishers, (1988). First Edition of 1988, First Printing. Fine in light gray paper covered boards with black text on the spine and black text on the front board. A small quarto of 10 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches with a faint 1/2 inch tan spot on the top edge of the text block. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. 1193 pages of text including an index. Illustrated throughout from color photographs. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no prior ownership markings (other than the small stain noted above).
    TB31884  $60.00




  • Langewiesche, William:  American Ground Unbuilding The World Trade Center.  New York: North Point Press, 2002. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and decorated light gray paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. 205 pages of text.
    TB16911  $18.00



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    Langford, N. P.:  Vigilante Days and Ways.  Missoula: Montana State University, 1957. First thus. Very good+ in deep red cloth covered boards with a minor fading to the head and heel of the spine. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with a 1/4" chip at the upper edge of the front panel and light soiling to the rear panel. This is a review copy of the book as evidenced by a letter from the publisher to a prior owner laid-in. A reprint of Langford's classic originally printed in 1890 with a new introduction by Dorothy M. Johnson. 456 pages with an index, text and illustrations throughout. (Sixguns, 1280 & Howes L79)
    TB19448  $50.00



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    Langguth, A. J.:  Union 1812 The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 2006. First Edition, First printing. Fine in tan paper covered boards with metallic red text stamped on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 482 pages including photo credits, index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece, maps and reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB22833  $20.00



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    Langworth, Richard M.:  Mercedes-Benz The First Hundred Years.  Skokie, Ill.: Publications International, 1984. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 11" by 9". In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 256 pages including an index, text and production and specifications for postwar models. Illustrated throughout with color and black and white photographs.
    TB23650  $20.00




  • Langworth, Richard:  Corvette Portriat of a Legend.  New York: Gallery Books, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Very good with the cloth on either side of the spine cracked for 1.5 inches from the heel. In a very good+ dust jacket with two 1.5 and 1" closed tears at the base of the spine area. 288 pages of text and photographs. A large folio measuring 13.5" by 10.75".
    TB08510  $17.50




  • Lardner, Ring:  You Know Me Al A Busher's Letters.  n. p. (no city stated): Westvaco, 1994. Limited Edition. Fine in burnt orange cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine with a green silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine and a blind embossed image of a baseball on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 5 3/4" with printed end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however in a fine paper covered slip case. 286 pages of text. The WESTVACO Christmas release of 1994 which is the 37th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. A beautiful copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28213  $35.00



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    Larson, Eric:  In The Garden Of Beasts.  New York: Crown, 2011. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 inches with printed, map end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 448 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with images from black and white photographs.
    TB31332  $25.00



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    Larsson, Stieg:  The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest.  New York: Vintage Books/Random House, 2009. Paperback reprints. Both volumes are in near fine condition in heavy, printed paper wraps with very slight curling to the upper panels. No stains, names, dates or other writing within. Two very clean and tight copies. Both volumes are trade paperbacks measuring 8" by 5". Without dust jackets as issued. The Girl Who Played with Fire contains 630 pages followed by 12 pages from the following volume. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest contains 658 pages of text.
    TB26236  $7.00



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    Lash, Joseph:  Eleanor And Franklin The Story of their relationship based on Eleanor Roosevelt's private papers.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1981. Limited Signed Edition. Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with extensive gilt tool work on the boards and with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments. There are silk end papers with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All edges of the text block are gilt. An thick octavo measuring 9" by 6" containing 897 pages including an index, references and text. Signed by the author on the third free end paper. With a foreword by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. and an introduction by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. A limited edition reissue of this Pulitzer Prize-winning narrative of the marriage between the Roosevelts. An extremely bright, crisp and clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates, inscriptions or book plates.
    TB24455  $135.00



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    Lash, Joseph P.:  Roosevelt And Chruchill 1939-1941 The Partnership That Saved The West.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1976. First Edition. Fine in full black leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt tool work in the compartments and with gilt decorations on both front and rear boards. The edges of the text block are gilt. The end sheets are silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 1/8 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. 826 pages including an index, referenced, biographical notes and text all followed by a two page map. Illustrated with several sections of black and white photographs throughout. One of the volumes in the Franklin Library's First Edition Society collection. A fine copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29767  $75.00



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    Lash, Joseph P.:  A World Of Love Eleanor Roosevelt And Her Friends 1943-1962.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1984. Signed First Edition. Fine in full red 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 marbled paper with a red silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 9" by 6 1/4" containing 610 pages of text including an index followed by a genealogical table of two pages. Signed by the author on the specially tipped-in second free end page. One of The Franklin Library's volumes in their collection for the Signed First Edition Society. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB28275  $55.00



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    Lathrop, Elise:  Old New England Churches.  Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Publishing Co., Inc., 1938. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in reddish buckram covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is modestly rubbed. Without its uncommon issued dust jacket. 171 pages including a bibliography, notes and text. Illustrated with numerous, very attractive line drawings by H. T. Welsh of individual churches in the New England States.
    TB22836  $30.00




  • Lathrop, Elise:  Historic Houses of Early America.  New York: Tudor Publishing Co., c1927. Reprint of 1941. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spine and front board and with decorated end papers. A small quarto measuring 11" by 8" with two prior owner's names in pencil on the verso of the fly title page. Without its issued dust jacket. 464 pages including an index of historic houses listed by location, bibliography and text. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs
    TB27429  $10.00



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    Laughlin, Charlotte, and Daniel J. H. Levack:  De Camp An L. Sprague De Camp Bibliography.  San Francisco, Calif.: Underwood/Miller, 1983. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 white and tan cloth covered boards with brown text on the spine and the image of an old growth tree on the front board. A small quarto of 11 by 8 3/8 inches. Without a dust jacket. One of only 500 first edition copies printed. 328 pages including an acknowledgment, alphabetical index, checklists and text. With illustrations from black and white photographs.
    TB30004  $10.00



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    Lavender, David:  The Fist In The Wilderness.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1964. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in red-orange cloth covered boards with a gilt on green title label on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/8 by 6 inches with a minor bump to the upper fore corner of the front board. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with several short closed tears to the upper edge of the spine area, a 1 1/2 inch closed tear to the lower edge of the spine area and a nick to the upper fore corner of the front panel. Laid-in at the front of the book is a newspaper review of this title by Dan Russel. 490 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. A narrative history of the American Fur Trade.
    TB31181  $30.00



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    Lavender, David:  Land of Giants.  New York: Doubleday & Company, 1958. First Edition. Near fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 1/8 inches with a slight bow to both boards and hints of rubbing to the cloth at the heel of the spine and light dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with modest wear to the lower edge of the spine area and tanning to the outside edges of the rear panel. 468 pages including an index, bibliography and text. "The Drive to the Pacific Northwest 1750-1950." (from the dust jacket)
    TB31190  $25.00



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    Lavery, Brian:  Nelson's Navy: The Ships, Men and Organization 1793-1815.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1997. First Edition. Fine in gray cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A quarto of 11 1/2 by 9 3/4 inches with a partial impression of a rusted paper clip on the first free end page. In a fine, unclipped (no price as appropriate) dust jacket. With a forward by Patrick O'Brian. Lavishly illustrated and thoroughly detailed information pertaining to the outfitting of ships during the time of Nelson. 352 pages with an index.
    TB30188  $75.00



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    Lavery, Brian:  Jack Aubrey Commands An Historical Companion To The Naval World of Patrick O'Brian.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, (2004) c2003. First US Edition. Fine in bright red cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10 3/8 by 7 5/8 inches. In a near fine, unclipped (no price anyway) dust jacket with a 1 inch closed tear at the upper rear corner of the spine area. First published in the UK in 2003 by Conway Maritime Press. 182 pages including an index, glossary, bibliography, footnotes and text. Illustrated throughout with color drawings, photographs and reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB28506  $32.00



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    Lavery, Brian, and Geoff Hunt:  The Frigate Surprise The Complete Story of the Ship Made Famous in the Novels of Patrick O'brian.  New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., (2009). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in rust colored paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spin. A quarto of 11 3/4 by 11 inches with a mild bump to the heel of the spine and minor wear to the lower edges of the boards. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 144 pages including an index, glossary, bibliographies, appendices and text. Illustrated throughout from color paintings, sketches and line drawings by Geoff Hunt, as well as images from color photographs and maps.
    TB31933  $150.00




  • Lavine, Sigmund A.:  The Ghosts the Indian Feared.  New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1975. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in orange cloth covered boards with black text stamping on the spine and front board. In a very good+ dust jacket due to rubbing at the folds and with light wear and rubbing at the ends of the spine area. Illustrated with drawings by Jane O'Regan and with a number of photographs. 64 pages with index, text and drawings.
    TB09379  $7.00



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    Law, Judge (John):  The Colonial History of Vincennes, under the French, British and American Governments.  Vincennes: Harvey, Mason & Co., 1858. First Edition, First printing. Very good in the publisher's original blind stamped, purple cloth covered boards with faded copper text on the spine which is faded to a light brown. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is worn through and beginning to fray at the head. There is a faint dampness stain on the front paste down which did not impact on any other pages and there is a prior owner's name in pencil on the first free end paper. The text block is remarkably free of tanning and shows very little evidence of foxing. This is an address delivered by Judge Law before the Vincennes Historical and Antiquarian Society on February 22d, 1839 with additional notes and illustrations. 156 pages of text followed by a single page of a "list of effective men belonging to Capt. Pierre Gamelin's Company at Post Vincennes, July 4th 1790". The first printing of this title (which is considered to be "quite scarce by Howes) was issued in approximately 2,000 copies at the time of the author's original address. This reprinting was augmented with additional material. (Howes, L-152; Sabin 39317)
    TB19988  $150.00




  • Lawrence, R. D.:  In Praise of Wolves.  New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. This Canadian author has also written Secret Go the Wolves. His books and his contributions to the understanding of nature has won him numerous awards.
    TB06884  $21.00




  • Lawrence, Jerome, and Robert E. Lee:  The Gang's All Here A Play.  Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1960. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in decorated brown patterned paper covered boards with yellow text on the spine and a yellow illustration on the front board with modest shelf wear to the lower edges of the boards. In a very good dust jacket which has been price clipped and with mild rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area. Attached to the front free end paper is a bookseller's book plate on which the co-author, Robert E. Lee, and his wife "Janet" have written a warm inscription. A second, dated inscription signed by the Robert E. Lee is also written out on the title page. 129 pages of script and illustrated with three black and white photographs of the play.
    TB16188  $40.00



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    Lawson, Robert:  Country Colic.  Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1944. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in beige cloth covered boards with green text on the spine and on the front board with just a hint of foxing to the fore edge of the front board. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 6 3/8 inches. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with 1/4 inch deep chips at the upper and lower edges of the spine area and rubbing to the fold to the front flap. 69 pages of text and illustrations. The illustrations are also by Robert Lawson in the form of black and white line art.
    TB30978  $30.00



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    Lazare, Edward J., Compiler:  The Celebrated Collection of Americana Formed By The Late Thomas Winthrop Streeter (Index).  New York: Parke-Bernett Galleries, Inc, 1970. First Editions. An exlibrary copy in near fine condition in dark blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine and on the front board and with a book plate from the Rhode Island Historical Society on the front paste down. A small quarto of 9 7/8 by 6 7/8 inches with the spine slightly faded due to exposure to the sun and with a library call label on the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. A Dictionary Check-List Of The Seven Sale Catalogues October 1966 - October 1969. Containing 336 pages followed by the prices realized for all lots in the 20 sessions. Although this is an ex-library copy it is evident that few patrons ever consulted this volume as it is in such nice condition.
    TB30402  $40.00



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    Le, Peter, Fevre and Richard Harding:  Precursors of Nelson British Admirals of the Eighteenth Century.  Mechanicsburg, Penn.: Stackpole Books, 2000. First U.S. Edition. Fine in turquoise cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" tall by 6 3/8" deep containing 436 pages including an index, text and illustrated with photographic reproductions of contemporary portraits. A collection of fifteen contributions from various authors providing biographies of admirals all of whom exemplified British seamanship.
    TB18930  $25.00




  • Leab, Daniel J. Leab, et al, Katharine Kyes:  American Book Prices Current 1992 Volume 98.  Washington, Conn.: Bancroft-Parkman, Inc., 1993. . Fine in dark red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. Without a dust jacket as issued. 1084 pages of text containing the auction records for books, autographs and manuscripts for the 1992 season.
    TB15923  $17.50




  • Leadbetter, David:  David Leadbetter's Faults and Fixes.  New York: HarperCollins, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. There are two gift inscriptions on the first free end paper. In a fine dust jacket with the original price intact on the front flap. 192 pages with text and illustrated with extensive color drawings and sketches.
    TB17478  $10.00



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    Leaf, Monro, and Robert Lawson:  Wee Gillis.  New York: The Viking Press, 1938. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in tan burlap cloth covered boards with gilt on green leather title labels on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto of 10 by 7 inches with illustrated end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a good, decorated tan paper covered slip case with the title in green on the closed end of the slip case. There is a 2" piece of the slip case missing from the top edge. One of only 525 copies signed by both Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson on the limitation page. Unpaginated, but containing 65 pages of text and black and white illustrations. Written by Munro Leaf with illustrations by Robert Lawson, the same team to create The Story of Ferdinand. Winner of the 1939 Caldecott Honor award.
    TB29857  $250.00




  • Leasor, James:  The Red Fort An Account of the Siege of Delhi in 1857.  London: Werner Laurie, 1956. First Edition, First printing. Fine in red paper covered boards with a binder's flaw to the upper corner of the front board causing a wrinkle in the paper covering. In a very near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap, a 1/2" closed tear at the upper edge of the spine area at the fold to the front panel and very light wear to the lower edge of the spine area. The story of the four month siege by the badly out-numbered British Army of the "Red Fort" in Delhi during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. 379 pages including an index & bibliograph
    TB14666  $28.00




  • Leasor, James:  Follow The Drum.  New York: William Morrow & Co., 1973. First Edition, First printing. Very good in 1/4 black cloth and gray paper covered boards. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with a two inch long closed tear on the front flap. An historical fiction novel based on the Sepoy Rebellion in India.
    TB13240  $7.00



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    Leavitt, Joshua:  Easy Lessons In Reading; For The Use Of The Younger Classes In Common Schools.  Watertown, New York: Knowlton & Rice, 1833. Third Edition. Good in printed, paper covered wooden boards with a 1/4 leather spine. A 16mo measuring 6 5/8 by 3 3/4 inches with small portions of the pasted paper covers chipped on their fore edges, a gift inscription dated 1841 from Elisha Woolworth to Stephen Woolworth and a large 3 inch chip from the last blank end page in the book. The binding is tight and strong with no loose pages. 156 pages including an index listing 69 lessons.
    TB29223  $75.00



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    Leavitt, Robert Keith:  Noah's Ark New England Yankees And The Endless Quest A Short History of the Original Webster Dictionaries, With Particular Reference To Their First Hundred Years.  Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam Company, 1947. First Edition, First printing. Very good in tan paper covered boards with red text on the spine and the same on the front board. A small quarto measuring 10" by 7" with light soiling to the covers, the spine and light wear to the edges of the boards. Without a dust jacket as issued. 106 pages of text illustrated with black and white photographs.
    TB23873  $20.00



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    Leavitt, Sarah:  Images of America Slater Mill.  Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publications, (1997). No edition stated. Fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quartro of 9 1/4 by 6 1/2 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of the volumes in the publisher's collection of Images of America series. 96 pages of text and illustrated throughout from images of black and white photographs. The "Slater Mill Historic Site is a complex of three historic buildings on the banks of the Blackstone River in Pawtucket, Rhode Island." (from the introduction to this title) A very fine, clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB31963  $20.00



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    Lee, James:  Introduction To Botany Containing An Explanation Of The Theory of that Science; Extracted From The Works of Dr. Linnaeus.  London: J. F. and C. Rivington, 1776. Third Edition with Additions and Corrections. Good in the publisher's original leather covered boards with gilt bands on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5" with the front hinge and joint broken so that the front board is detached. The edges of the boards are rubbed and worn, the first free end page is present but detached and there is a prior owner's name and date of 1804 on the title page. The balance of the text block is tight and in very acceptable shape permitting a binder to apply new end sheets and case. 432 pages including a glossary, an explanation of botanic terms and text. Illustrated with twelve copper plates.
    TB24777  $150.00



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    Lee, Brian North:  Early Printed Book Labels.  Manchester, England: Private Libraries Association and the Bookplate Society, (1976). First Edition. Very good in purple cloth covered boards with gilt text and borders on the spine with light gray end papers. A small quarto measuring 9 3/4 by 6 inches with a minor dampness stain at the top edge of the text block near the spine which has had no impact on the pages or binding. Without its original glassine jacket. One of only 2,200 copies of which only 700 were printed for sale. 185 pages of text including an index. Illustrated throughout with facsimile reproductions of original bookplates. From the title page: "A catalogue of dated personal labels printed in Britain to the year 1760".
    TB28924  $20.00




  • Lee, Mabel Barbee:  Cripple Creek Days.  Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1958. Reprint. Fine in cloth covered boards. In a very good+ dust jacket with light wear, flecking and creasing at the spine ends and corners of the panels. "A nostalgic reminiscence of the last of the great gold rush towns."
    TB06951  $17.50




  • Lee, Harry:  More Day To Dawn The Story of Thoreau of Concord.  New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1941. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in silver colored cloth covered boards with white text on the spine with the end papers very slightly foxed and with a prior owner's name and gift inscription on the front end paper. In a very good- dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap but with 1/4" chipping across the upper edge of the spine area, 1/8" chips across the lower edge of the spine area which is also tanned and with small chips at the fore corners of the panels with a long closed tear at the fold to the front flap. A biography of Henry David Thoreau. 167 pages of text.
    TB16754  $17.50



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    Lee, Robert Edson:  The Dialogues of Lewis and Clark A Narrative Poem.  Boulder: Colorado Associated University Press, (1979). First Edition. Fine in heavy cloth covered boards with green text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with light rubbing at the upper fore corner of the front panel and two short closed tears to the upper edge of the rear panel. A narrative poem "which reconstructive dialogue between the two men" based on their Journals.
    TB26203  $15.00



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    Leeth, John:  A Short Biography of John Leeth with an Account of His Life Among The Indians.  Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers Company, 1904. Limited Edition. Near fine in decorated red cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board and with the top edge of the text block gilt. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5" with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with light foxing to the end sheets. Without a dust jacket. One of only 267 copies printed, 250 of which were for sale, with this copy identified as number 15. A reprint from the original edition of 1831 with an introduction by Reuben Gold Thwaites. 70 pages including a two page index. A tight, clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings.
    TB27643  $90.00



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    Legh, Edward [Leigh]:  A Treatise Of the Divine Promises In Five Books.  London: Printed by George Miller dwelling in Black Friers, 1633. First Edition. Fair in contemporary full leather covered boards with ruled black bands on the spine and black ruled borders on the boards. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches with much of the leather of the spine missing and the boards are loose from the text block as is the first free end page. Worm holes are present throughout the pages of the text block, but they seem to have been careful about not invading the printed areas. Written in pencil at the upper edge of the title page are the words: "very scarce". 260 pages of text followed by a six page index of "the principall (sic) things contained in this Treatise". This copy shows the author's name as "Edward Legh". Subsequent editions of the book modified his name to "Edward Leigh". Edward Leigh (1602-1671) was a theologian and early English Puritan. His writings were prolific but he was more of a compiler than writer of original thought. This title appears to have been his first book. OCLC reports that only 14 college, university or national libraries own a copy of this title. Later printings and facsimile copies are more in evidence worldwide. As of this writing, no other copies of the first edition of this title are listed for sale.
    TB29044  $1200.00



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    Lehner, Ernest, and Johanna Lehner:  How They Saw The New World.  New York: Tudor Publishing Company, (1966). First Edition. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A quarto of 11 by 8 1/2 inches. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with 1/4" deep chips across the upper edge of the spine area and with a number of closed tears with related creasing around the edges of the panels. 160 pages including an index. Illustrated with a frontispiece and throughout from earlier works of art. Edited by Gerard L. Alexander.
    TB30710  $20.00




  • Leighton, Clare:  Where Land Meets Sea The Tide Line of Cape Cod.  New York: Rinehart and Company, Inc., 1954. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in tan cloth covered boards with light blue text on the spine which is somewhat tanned and the boards mottled with faint foxing. Missing its issued dust jacket. Signed by the author on the fly title page. A small quarto measuring 10 1/8" tall by 7 3/4" overall. 202 pages of text with over 34 woodblock illustrations by the author four of which are full page engravings.
    TB21043  $50.00



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    Leighton, Marshall Ora:  The Passaic Flood Of 1903.  Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1904. . Very good+ in printed paper wraps over a double stapled binding with the covers beginning to separate at the spine area which has been reinforced with archival tape. Without a dust jacket as issued. A Water-Supply and Irrigation Paper Number 92 consisting of 48 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with four sections of black and white photographs. This is not a print-on-demand abomination.
    TB28972  $35.00



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    Leiner, Frederick C.:  Millions For Defense The Subscription Warships of 1798.  Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, (2000). First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 dark blue cloth and tan paper covered boards with bold, gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 5 3/4". In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with minor curling at the upper edge of the spine area. 262 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes, appendices and text. Illustrated with a section of black and white reproductions of contemporary works of art. The author examines the development of the warships constructed to engage in "The Quasi-War with France" during the late 1790's. An attractive, bright copy with no prior ownership marks of any kind.
    TB26639  $25.00




  • Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh:  Frustrated Patriots North Carolina and the War of 1812.  Chapel Hill: University of N.C. Pres, 1973. First Edition, First printing. Fine in charcoal gray cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with a price clipped flap and very faint rubbing on the front panel. 223 pages containing an index, bibliography and text. The author presents the history of North Carolina's motivations for joining the war and its participation.
    TB11675  $28.00



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    Lenning, Henry F.:  The Art Nouveau.  The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1951. First Edition. Near fine in off white buckram, cloth covered boards with brown text on the spine and a brown design on the front board. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2" by 7 1/2" with light foxing to the rear end sheets. With out a dust jacket. Signed, inscribed and dated "March, 1954" by the author on the fly title page. 143 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout.
    TB25986  $65.00



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    Lent, Jeffrey:  Lost Nation.  New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2002. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and green paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. 370 pages of text.
    TB24413  $25.00




  • Lesley, Craig:  The Sky Fisherman.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket.
    TB05533  $11.76




  • Lessing, Dorris:  The Real Thing.  New York: Harper Collins, 1992. First Edition, First printing. Near fine, remainder mark on bottom edge, else fine. In a fine dust jacket.
    TB02060  $12.25



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    Lethbridge, T. C.:  Coastwise Craft.  London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in illustrated paper covered boards with black text on the spine and images of insects and animals on the front and rear boards. An octavo o 8 1/4 by 6 1/2 inches with tanning to the front and rear free end sheets a result of contact with the flaps of the jacket. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area and rubbing to the folds. 37 pages of text and illustrated with line drawings and four color plates. The 8th volume in the Field Study Books edited by E. A. R. Ennion.
    TB30178  $30.00



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    Letts, J. M.:  California Illustrated: Including A Description Of The Panama And Nicarauga Routes.  New York: R. T Young, 1853. Reprint of 1853. Very good in it original light brown, gilt decorated and blind embossed cloth covered boards with gilt text and images on the spine and on the front board. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" with heavy wear and rubbing to the cloth at the heel of the spine. There is an early prior owner's name and date of 1859 in pencil on the first free end page. 224 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 12 plates even though 48 are called for. Considered "quite scarce" by Howes. (Howes, H-300) Howes also states: ""Number of plates vary in copies of all issued but 48 is the proper complement."
    TB28324  $195.00




  • Leutze, James:  A Different King of Victory A Biography of Admiarl Thomas C. Hart.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1981. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with a 1/4" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel at the fold to the front flap. 362 pages with index, bibliography, notes and acknowledgments, text and several photographs.
    TB11771  $14.00



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    Levin, Ira:  Deathtrap A Thriller In Two Acts.  New York: Random House, (1979). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and white paper covered boards with metallic red text on the spine and the blind embossed logo of Random House on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, but price clipped dust jacket with tiny nicks to the folds over the lower fore edges of the panels. 112 pages of script An extremely clean, tight and attractive copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29510  $40.00




  • Levin, Ted:  Backtracking: The Way of a Naturalist.  Chelsea: Chelsea Green, 1987. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket. Review copy with the publisher's materials laid-in. Illustrated by Joan Waltermire.
    TB05246  $17.50




  • Levitsky, Ronald:  The Wisdom of Serpents.  New York: Charles Scribner's, 1992. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. The author's second novel and the second in a series of mysteries with Nate Rosen.
    TB04157  $12.00



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    Lewis, Sinclair:  Main Street.  New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920. First Edition, First Printing, First Issue.. Recently rebacked, resewn, with new end sheets with the original boards and the original cloth back strip applied to the new spine. The contents are in near fine condition. The boards are covered in dark blue cloth with orange outlined text and title block on the spine. Without its dust jacket. 451 pages of text. This is the first state of the first edition without the battered type appearing on pages 54 and 387. (Bruccoli vol III, p. 212) An extremely handsome, tight, clean and restored copy.
    TB26466  $150.00



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    Lewis, Oscar:  The Sacramento River.  New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Fine in blue paper covered boards with black text on the spine and on the front board. There is a 3 inch closed tear at the upper fore edge of the fly title page which has been repaired with archival tape. In a near fine dust jacket with a price clipped front flap and with a tiny nick to the lower edge of the front panel. One of the titles in the Rivers of America Series for young readers. Illustrated by Michael Hampshire. 89 pages containing an index, text and illustrations.
    TB12056  $75.00



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    Lewis, Bernard:  What Went Wrong? The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 2003. Collector's Edition. Fine in full, decorated, dark brown leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine and with gilt decorations and text in the compartments and with both boards heavily decorated in gilt embossing. The end sheets are silk and there is a matching placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All edges of the text block for this octavo (9" by 6") are gilt. 186 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. A clean, tight and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings, notes or book plates.
    TB25941  $75.00



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    Lewis, Sinclair:  The God-Seeker.  New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with gilt on black title blocks on the spine and with the author's gilt initials on the front board and with a light blue top stain to the text block. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with 1/8" chipping across the upper edge of the spine area, a three inch closed tear to the front fold to the flap and several short closed tears around the edges of the rear panel with a tape repair to its verso side. 422 pages of text. A novel of the American frontier.
    TB24998  $25.00



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    Lewis, Oscar:  Sea Routes To The Gold Fields The Migration By Water To California in 1849-1852.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 1/2 inches. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with light wear to the ends of the spine area and rubbing to the rear fold of the spine area to the rear panel. 286 pages including a bibliography followed by an index and a fold-out map showing the gold regions of California from a broadside of 1850. Illustrated with 39 reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB30039  $20.00



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    Lewis, Paul:  The Grand Incendiary A Biography of Samuel Adams.  New York: The Dial Press, 1973. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 simulated deep red leather and red cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and red text and designs on the front board. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 inches. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with two closed tears to the upper edge of the front panel. 403 pages including an index, bibliography and text.
    TB30278  $20.00




  • Lewis, Oscar:  Pedro Martinez.  New York: Random House, 1964. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in red and black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping. In a very good+ dust jacket with short closed tears and very modest wear to the spine ends. A very attractive copy in a bright and clean dust wrapper.
    TB04496  $15.00



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    Lewis, Oscar:  Sutter's Fort.  Englewood: Prentice-Hall, 1966. Third Printing. Fine in black and tan cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket with the spine area sunned. The third volume in the American Forts Series which was planned by Stewart H. Holbrook. 222 pages including an index, bibliography and text.
    TB30755  $15.00



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    Lewis, William S. and Paul C. Phillips:  The Journal of John Work A cheif-trader of the Hudson's Bay Co. during his expedition from Vancourver to the Flatheads and Blackfeet of the Pacific Northwest.  Cleveland: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1923. First Edition, First Printing. An ex-library copy from the College of Notre Dame in very good+ condition in its original dark blue, ribbed cloth covered boards with the top edge of the text block gilt and with gilt text and rules on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 1/4 inches with an embossed perforation library stamp on the title page which is repeated on all chapter headings. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is rubbed as is the cloth over the tips of the boards. The blank, third from last free end page shows a dampness stain to its upper half. The stain did not migrate to any of the adjoining pages. One of only 978 copies printed. This is the first volume in the Early Western Journals published by The Arthur H. Clark Company. 209 pages including an index, bibliography, appendix and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece of John Work, three plates from photographs and a three-color map showing the route of John Work. As stated in Clark/Brunet "John Work's journal is one of the cornerstone works of the fur trade in the Northwest. He was one of the greatest of the Hudson's Bay Company traders, and his explorations ere more extensive than those of his contemporaries...." (Clark/Brunet, 316; Howes, W-675)
    TB30148  $150.00



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    Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark:  The Journals of Lewis And Clark.  Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, (2002). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black and orange paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. An abridgment of the original journals by Anthony Brandt with an afterword by Herman J. Viola. 445 pages including an index, appendices and text. Illustrated with facsimile images of original documentation.
    TB30212  $15.00



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    Liddell, Donald M.:  Chessmen.  New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1937. Stated First Edition. Very good in black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A quarto measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches with the cloth on the boards slightly faded. Without its issued dust jacket. Written with the collaboration of Gustavus A. Pfeiffer and J. Maunoury. 171 pages including an index, appendices and text. Illustrated with several sections of black and white photographs.
    TB23547  $150.00



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    Liddle, Peter H.:  The 1916 Battle Of The Somme A Reappraisal.  London: Leo Cooper, 1992. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in dark green paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine with the fore corners of the front board slightly bumped. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket. 192 pages of text including an index and source notes. Illustrated with black and white photographs.
    TB25911  $20.00



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    Lienhard, Heinrich:  From St. Louis to Sutter's Fort, 1846.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1961). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in light gray cloth covered boards with green text on the spine. An octavo measuring 9 by 5 7/8 inches with the last page of text torn with scotch tape used to keep it attached. This torn page is not part of the narration, but part of the ad used by the publisher for other titles in the series. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Translated and edited by Erwin G. and Elisaabeth K. Gudde. 204 pages of text with the last three pages devoted to the other titles in the American Exploration and Travel Series. This is the 33rd volume in that series. Illustrated with reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB28531  $30.00



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    Lieutenant Page:  A Plan of The Town of Boston with the Intrenchments etc of His Majesty's Forces in 1775.  London: Engraved & Printed by Wm. Faden, 1777. Facsimile Reproduction of 1965. A fine map of the town of Boston, reproduced in 1965 by Historic Urban Plans of Ithac, New York from the original in the Cornell University Library. The sheet measures 22 1/2" by 17 3/8" and the image measures roughly 17 1/4" by 12 1/4". An extremely detailed map showing streets, wharfs, cannon implacements and redoubts. One of only 500 copies reproduced with this copy numbered 471. This image is ready for matting and framing and will be shipped in a reinforced mailing tube.
    TB23432  $100.00




  • Lillard, Richard G.:  Desert Challenge.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in tan cloth covered boards with blue decorations and text with spots of foxing on the spine and gutters. In a very good+ dust jacket with several closed tears at the upper edge of the spine area and light wear at the corners of the panels. Sub-titled: "An Interpretation of Nevada." 388 numbered pages followed by an index. The fold-out map at the front of the book is intact and undamaged.
    TB11102  $31.50



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    Lincoln, Charles Henry:  Naval Records of the American Revolution 1775-1788.  Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1906. First Edition. Very good+ in dark red, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine but with the lower fore corners of the boards and with rubbing to the head and heel of the spine. A small 4to measuring 10 1/4 by 7 inches. 549 pages including an index. Many of the pages are un-opened. The book is a compilation of "what fragments of naval records are to be found in the manuscript collections of the Library of Congress." These include the Letters of marque and "the letters of the Marine Committee and other naval papers of the Congress."
    TB28828  $35.00



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    Lincoln, Joseph C.:  Blowing Clear.  New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1930. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. There is mild offsetting on the first free end paper from a newspaper clipping having been laid-in and the ghost of a prior owner's name. In a good unclipped dust jacket with 1/3" deep chipping at the upper and lower edges of the spine area and considerable rubbing and tearing at the folds to the flaps with tape and glue stains on its verso side. Despite the flaws noted the bulk of the jacket remains making this a rather attractive and collectable copy. 333 pages of text.
    TB19324  $30.00




  • Lind, Alan R.:  Chicago Surface Lines An Illustrated History.  Park Forest, Ill.: Transport History Press, 1979. Third Edition of August, 1979. Fine in simulated red leather cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board with map end papers. In a very good+ dust jacket with the original price intact on the front flap with mild light wear and rubbing to the upper edge of the spine area. 496 pages of text with nearly 600 black and white photographs throughout and containing a Chicago transit chronology from 1837 to 1947, photographs of all car types, a history of all streetcar and bus lines with detailed track and route maps.
    TB17502  $60.00



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    Lindberg, Anne Morrow:  Listen! The Wind.  n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1990. Limited Edition. Fine in medium blue paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine, elaborately illustrated end sheets and a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued and lacking its paper covered slip case. With a preface and map drawings by Charles A. Lindberg. The Christmas 1990 issue by Westvaco which is the 33rd volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 275 pages of text illustrated with black and white photographs.
    TB28437  $25.00



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    Lindbergh, Charles A.:  Of Flight and Life.  New York: Charles Scribners, 1948. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4 by 5 inches. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/4" deep by 1/8" wide chip at the upper corner of the front panel at the fold to the spine area and several closed tears and related creasing around the edges of the front panel. Signed and warmly inscribed "To Dr. and Mrs. Charles A Beard | With great admiration | and best wishes" by the author and famous pilot in the year of publication. It is unfortunate though that the inscription is blurred by either the ink from Lindbergh's pen or the ink from another handwritten, ink note having been laid-in before it dried. This is an outstanding example of an association copy inscribed by one luminary to another. Lindbergh needs little in the way of introduction other than to say his signature is not often seen. Dr. Charles A. Beard was one of the most influential historians of the early 20th century and author of many books on history and political science and is best known for a book he co-wrote with his wife, The Rise of American Civilization in 1927. However, the link between Lindbergh and the Beards became more firmly cemented in the mid to late 1930's when both took a firm isolationist stand against Roosevelt in his attempts to bring the United States into war with Germany. Both men ultimately paid a dear price for their support of the Anti-War Movement. 56 pages of text. A very nice collectable copy.
    TB25071  $700.00



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    Lindbergh, Charles:  Sepia Photograph (not signed).  : , (circa 1927). . 1/4 length studio portrait by Underwood of Lindbergh in a suite and tie. The photograph measures 6" tall by 3 15/16" wide with the image being 5 3/8" tall by 3 3/8" wide. In excellent condition with no tears, folds, creases or markings.
    TB18488  $65.00



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    Lindbergh, Charles A.:  We.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1927. First Edition, Second State binding. Very good+ in decorated blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping and decorations on the spine and front board with the top edge of the text block stained yellow and with illustrated end sheets. With mild spots of staining on the upper edges of the preliminaries to the title page. Without its issued dust jacket. A first edition with copyright page stating "This is a copy of the First Edition" and showing the single printing date of July, 1927. 318 pages of text and illustrated with a frontispiece and plates from black and white photographs.
    TB31810  $50.00




  • Lindbergh, Anne Morrow:  The Steep Ascent.  New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1944. First Edition, First printing. Fne in dark blue cloth covered boards with white text on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" tall by 5 1/2" deep. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with two long closed tears to the front panel which have been professionally repaired. 120 pages of text. "A fictional account of an actual incident" provides the storyline "of a dangerous flight over the Alps made by a young couple...whose close relationship forms the basic pattern of the narrative." (quoted from the dust jacket flap)
    TB23282  $20.00



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    Lindsay, Samuel S.:  The Decimal Plate and Sheet Glass Calculator.  Erie, Penn.: Ashby Company, 1925. . Very good- in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 3/4" by 6" with rubbing of the cloth at the folds and tips of the boards and with a prior owner's name stamped at the upper corner of the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. 95 pages of numbers tables. The subtitle reads: " Containing more than 28,000 superficial areas, expressed in fee and decimals of a foot with concise examples for readily ascertaining the contents of any number of light of whatever size."
    TB25798  $50.00




  • Lindsay, Cynthia:  The Frank Loesser Songbook.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1971. First Ediiton. Near fine in 1/4 light blue cloth and decorated green paper covered boards. In a very good dust jacket with the thin plastic laminate parting from the paper at the upper third of the front panel and with several short closed tears at the upper edge of the front panel and spine area. With a preface by Richard Rogers. 222 pages followed by a one page index. Contains the words and music to over 50 songs by Frank Loesser.
    TB15192  $24.50



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    Litchfield, Norman, and Sabina Connolly Hoyt:  History Of The Town Of Oxford, Connecticut.  n.p.: (no publisher listed), (1960). First Edition. Very good in light blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto of 9 by 6 inches with the cloth rubbed around the edges of the boards and with faint foxing on all three edges of the text block and with a prior owner's name, date and address on the first free end page. 328 pages including an index, a list of historical document filed in the town hall, a tax list for 1792 and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece from an engraving and images from photographs.
    TB30849  $30.00




  • Littell, Robert:  The Company.  Woodstock: The Overlook Press, 2002. First Edition. Fine in dark red and charcoal gray paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author on the title page. 894 pages of text.
    TB15548  $35.00



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    Little, J. David:  Revolutionary Lyme A Portrait: 1765-1783.  Old Lyme, Conn.: Self-published, 1976. First Edition in book form. Near fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches with two small soiling marks on the front cover. Without a dust jacket as issued. 48 pages of text and illustrated with drawings by Jeremy Guitar and Lucinda McQueen.
    TB29428  $25.00



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    Livermore, S. [Samuel] T.:  A History Of Block Island From Its Discovery, in 1514 To The Present Time, 1876.  Hartford: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1877. First Edition. Very good+ in its original light brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine with blind embossed borders on the boards. A 12mo of 7 5/16 by 4 5/8 inches with the cloth worn at the head and heel of the spine. The contents are clean and free of foxing, tanning or any damage. Without a dust jacket as issued. 371 pages including an index An unusual and uncommon title. (Howes, L-394)
    TB31724  $250.00




  • Livermore, Thomas L.:  History Of The Eighteenth New Hampshire Volunteers 1864-5.  Boston: Self-published, 1904. First Edition. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6" with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket. 124 pages including an index, a roster of the Eighteenth New Hampshire Volunteers and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and fourteen black and white photographic reproductions.
    TB25459  $95.00



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    Livingstone, David:  Livingstone's Africa. Perilous Adventures And Extensive Discoveries In the Interior of Africa, from the Personal Narrative of David Livingston Together With The Remarkable Success And Important Results Of The Herald-Stanley Expedition, As Furnished By H. M. Stanley.  Philadelphia: Hubbard Bros., (1872). . A salesman's sample in very good condition in its original red-brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and black decorations on the front board and black text and decorations on the rear board. decorations and gilt text on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 3/8 by 4 7/8 inches with the cloth worn through at the head of the spine and with heavy rubbing and wear to the heel of the spine and over the front fold to the spine and at the tips of the boards. The name of the salesman, or early prior owner, is written in ink on the first free end page. Representative page samples appear from the 598 pages of complete text as well as numerous examples of the engraved plates. Samples of the two spine choices offered appear on the pasted end sheets for the three binding options. A large section at the end of this salesman's sample is the blue lined, order sheets. Only one page of which is filled-in with the names of five subscribers.
    TB28563  $70.00




  • Llewellyn, Richar:  A Few Flowers for Shiner.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1950. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in cloth covered boards. In a very good price clipped dust jacket with minor light wear and rubbing to the upper edge of the spine area and a 1/4" chip from the upper fore corner of the front panel with soiling to the rear panel.
    TB17479  $5.00



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    Lodge, Jno [John]:  An Accurate Map of Rhode Island, Part of Connecticut and Massachusets Shewing Admiral Arbuthnot's Station in Blocking up Admiral Ternay.  London: J. Bew, 1780. First Edition. Very good+ and uniformly tanned mounted on a thin, cardboard stock measuring 11 11/16 by 15 3/4 inches (edge to edge). This map shows the eastern half of Connecticut, the Rhode Island coast as far north as many miles north of Providence, the southeastern portion of Massachusetts including Buzzards Bay and western Marthas Vinebyard and the eastern end of Long Island. According to Thompson's Maps of Connecticut Before The Year 1800, the latitude coordinates are correct, but the longitude coordinate is in error as it would place Connecticut in the mid-Atlantic, an error which appears to come from an earlier British map of the same yea.r This is a map taken from the London publication of The Political Magazine issue of November 30, 1780. Many of the place names, towns and cities are in error from current names. This map illustrates the area of eastern Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound which was blockaded by British Admiral Mariot Arbuthnot to contain part of the French Fleet in Newport which was under the command of Admiral Louis d'Arsac de Ternay. (Thompson, #30 p.43)
    TB31619  $350.00



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    Lodge, John C. and M. M. Quaife:  I Remember Detroit.  Detroit: Wayne University Press, 1949. First Edition, Limited Edition. Near fine in red, buckram cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with numerous, shallow chips from the upper edges of the front and rear panels and the spine area. Tipped-in at the front of the book is printed, presentation notice signed by both authors and the narrative transcriber. It is also noted that this copy is one of a limited unknown number of copies, which is not identified. 208 pages of text including an index. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Lodge from a black and white photograph and 20 images also from photographs.
    TB31710  $65.00



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    Lodi, Edward:  Who When Where in King Philip's War.  Middleborough, Mass.: Rock Village Publishing, (2015). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in heavy paper, printed wraps over an adhesive binding. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the fly title page. 195 pages including a bibliography and text. Illustrated with reproductions of earlier works of art.
    TB30165  $35.00



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    Lodi, Edward:  The Pequot War.  Middleborough, Mass.: Rock Village Publishing, (2015). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in heavy paper, printed wraps over an adhesive binding. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the fly title page. 204 pages including a bibliography, appendices and text. Illustrated with reproductions of earlier works of art.
    TB30166  $35.00



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    Loescher, Burt Garfield:  Genesis Rogers Rangers The First Green Berets The Corps & the Revivals, April 6, 1758 to Dec. 24, 1783.  San Mateo, Calif.: Self-Published, 1969. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in medium green cloth covered boards with black text stamping on the spine and on the front board. There is a minor bump to the upper fore edge of the front board. Without a dust jacket as issued. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" tall by 5 1/2" deep overall containing 311 pages including an index, bibliography, extensive chapter notes, text and illustrated with a map and several sketches. A limited first edition signed by the author on the dedication page and this copy is identified as copy number 533 of only 750 copies printed. Also of special note, line 18 on page 58 has been corrected in the author's own hand. The book is also signed and inscribed the author to a "Roger Rangerist Friend" on the front end page. An exhaustive treatise on Major Robert Roger's band of men given the name Roger's Rangers from their founding in 1758, shortly after the Battle on Snowshoes during the French and Indian War, to their disbandment in December of 1783, at the close of the American Revolution.
    TB19589  $300.00



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    Loescher, Burt Garfield:  Washington's Eyes The Continental Light Dragoons.  Fort Collins: The Old Army Press, 1977. First Edition. Fine in white cloth covered boards with metallic red text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1" chip at the upper edge of the front panel which barely touches an text and light rubbing to the ends of the spine area. containing 178 pages of text, bibliography, an extensive appendix which notes the service biography of all Continental Dragoon Officers and illustrated with maps, drawings, reproductions of contemporary art works and several full color plates at the end of the text illustrating the uniforms worn by various regiments. A book devoted to the birth of the U.S. Army cavalry with chapters devoted to each of the four original dragoon regiments. An extremely uncommon reference work.
    TB27700  $175.00



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    Loescher, Burt Garfield:  The History of Rogers Rangers Volume I The Beginnings Jan 1755-April 6, 1758.  Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2001. Facsimile Reprint Edition. Fine in medium green cloth covered boards with gold text stamping on the spine and on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 1/4 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. 438 pages followed by a fold-out map. A facsimile reprint of the author's book originally published in 1946 in a very limited, self-published print run. This volume uncovers the "first part of the history of one of the most remarkable corps of men that ever gathered under a similarly remarkable leader; and also to establish facts on the important part they played in the most vital period of American, Canadian, British and French history in North America." (Author's introduction) The fold-out map at the rear of the book is drawn by the author and shows that tract of land between Crown Point on Lake Champlain to the north and Fort Edward on the west bank of the Hudson to the south.
    TB29516  $45.00




  • Lofting, Hugh:  The Story of Doctor Dolittle.  New York: Books of Wonder/HarperCollins Publishers, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated blue cloth covered boards. In a fine dust jacket. With illustrations by Michael Hague.
    TB09064  $20.00



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    London, Jack:  Burning Daylight.  New York: Macmillan Company, 1910. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in blue cloth covered boards with white text on the spine and front board. The cloth at the head of the spine is worn and rubbed and beginning to fray. At the heel of the spine the cloth is rubbed and the text lettering on the spine remains only in fragments. The text on the front board is all intact. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and with the same owner's name in pencil (together with a date of Oct. 1910) on the first free end page. Missing its very scarce dust jacket. 361 pages of text followed by eleven pages of ads by the publisher. An attractive first edition with "Macmillan" at the base of the spine and with one blank page at the end of the text and a blank leaf at the rear of the advertisements. (BAL, 11918; Sisson p. 48; Woodbridge, 75)
    TB22451  $200.00



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    London, Jack:  Love of Life and Other Stories.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1907. First Published Edition. Very good in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt tree decorations on the spine and front board with shelf wear to the lower edges of the boards and rubbing to the ends of the spine and with a prior owner's name on the first free end paper. As further proof of the priority of this copy the title leaf is a cancel. 265 pages followed by a blank page and four pages of advertisements for other titles by this author. According to Sisson & Martens (p. 36) only 7,973 copies of the first edition were produced. (BAL 11904)
    TB14727  $150.00




  • London, Jack:  Smoke Bellew.  New York: The Century Co., 1912. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in blue cloth covered boards with dark blue text on the spine and front board and with light yellow and cream colored decorations. There is a prior owner's name next to the front hinge written in pencil and the cloth at the head and heel of the spine is lightly rubbed and worn; however the cloth is not worn through nor is there any fraying. 385 pages of text with illustrations by P. J. Monahan. (Sisson, Martens p. 66; BAL 11939)
    TB18554  $150.00




  • London, Jack:  The Abysmal Brute.  New York: The Century Co., 1913. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in olive green cloth covered boards decorated with black and orange stamping with black text on the spine and orange text on the front board. The rear board shows two areas of approximately 1" and 2" in diameter which are stained to a lighter color and the head and heel of the spine are very lightly rubbed. 169 pages followed by a one page ad for two previous titles by London and one blank leaf all as called for in Sisson and Martens' Jack London First Editions (p. 70). (BAL 11945)
    TB16246  $140.00



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    London, Jack:  The Game.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905. First Edition, second issue. Very near fine in light blue-gray, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt and light blue text and decorations on the spine and with red text and a light blue illustration on the front board and a gilt top edge to the text block. The cloth at the extreme corners of the head and heel of the spine are slightly rubbed. Without its issued dust jacket. 182 pages followed by six pages of ads by the publisher for other novels by Jack London. This is a second issue copy with the rubber stamped "Copyright, 1905 | By the Metorpolitan Magazine Co." on the copyright page. (Sisson, p 24)
    TB29128  $125.00




  • London, Jack:  Michael Brother of Jerry.  New York: The MacMillan Company, 1917. First Edition, First printing. Very good-, in red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt and black text on the front board with a black silhouette of two dogs. A 12mo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with the cloth at the corners of the head and heel of the spine is slightly worn as is the cloth at the tips of the boards. The end sheets show minor foxing and there is an older, four digit price (?) notation on the first free end page. A neat and clean copy of London's 46th book. Only 10,320 copies of the first edition were published. (Sisson, p. 96) 344 pages followed by 8 pages of ads.
    TB01641  $120.00



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    London, Jack:  The God of His Fathers And Other Stories.  New York: McClure, Phillips & Company, 1901. First Edition. An ex-lending library copy in its original blue ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text and designs on the spine with the same on the front board. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 1/8 inches with the cloth on the heel of the spine heavily worn and with heavy wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head of the spine, the cloth is worn through at the tips of the boards and both hinges are broken. There are book plates from the Tabard Inn Library of Philadelphia pasted to the fixed end sheets. 299 pages of text containing eleven short stories. (BAL, 11870)
    TB29381  $95.00



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    London, Jack:  The Turtles of Tasman.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916. First Edition. Good+ in its original brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with light yellow and gilt text on the front board over a black illustration of a palm tree with a setting sun in the background. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine lightly worn, four small blotches of what appears to be white paint on the spine, some of the white text on the front board is rubbed and there is a prior owner's name and date of "Nov. 3, 1916" at the upper edge of the first free end page. 268 pages of text followed by five pages of ads for other books by London. (BAL, 11968; Sissen/Martens, p90)
    TB29380  $90.00



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    London, Jack:  The Sea Wolf.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1979. Collector's Edition. Near fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Some of the gilt filled embossing on the front and rear boards is deteriorating and missing. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring 10" by 7" containing 354 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by Fletcher Martin and with an introduction by Edmund Gilligan. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. With the exception of the missing gilt on the front and rear boards, this is a tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB23372  $60.00



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    London, Jack:  Farther North.  n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1989. Limited Edition. Near fine in marbled, maroon cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, an embossed seal on the front board and with illustrated map end sheets. There is a long gift inscription on the second free end page. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine paper covered slip case. The Christmas 1989 issue by Westvaco which is the 32nd volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 306 pages of text illustrated with black and white photographs.
    TB22684  $25.00



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    London, Hannah R.:  Portraits of Jews By Gilbert Stuart And Other Early American Artists.  Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1969. First Charles E. Tuttle Edition. Fine in bright red cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamped on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10 1/4" by 7". In a fine dust jacket with the lower corner of the front flap clipped allowing the posting of a new price on a sticker. 197 pages including an index, text and illustrated with 58 black and white reproductions of the original works of art. Originally published in New York in 1927 by William Edwin Rudge.
    TB23700  $25.00



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    Lonergan, Carroll Vincent:  Ticonderoga Historic Portage.  Ticonderoga, NY: Fort Mount Hope Society Press, 1975, c.1959. Reprint of the1975, Bicentennial Edition. Fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board with map end sheets. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed "Best Wishes" by the author on the title page. 248 pages including an index, text and illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. The author tells the complete story of the famous Fort Ticonderoga from the time of its construction through the Revolutionary War.
    TB28676  $30.00



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    Long Island Railroad:  Long Island America's Sunrise Land.  Pennsylvania Station, New York City: Long Island Railroad, 1928. First Edition. Very good+ in printed, multi-color wraps over a stapled binding. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with light rubbing and wear around the perimeter of the covers and with modest soiling to the title page and verso of the front cover and to the recto of the rear cover. Without a dust jacket as issued. Issued by the General Passenger Department of the Long Island Railroad. 96 pages followed by a fold-out map, five color map of Long Island which has a one inch closed tear in one fold and a two inch closed tear starting at the end of the above tear, both of which have been repaired with archival tape. Illustrated throughout from black and white photographs and replete with ads for hotels, resorts and inns.
    TB30959  $125.00



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    Long Wharf Theater:  Picnic In Povence With Julia Child at Long Wharf Theater.  New Haven, Conn.: Long Wharf Theater, 1994. First Edition. Near fine in heavy printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. A promotional event held on June 28-30, 1994. "A Gala Dinner honoring Julia Child to benefit Long Wharf Theater" on the 28th and Cooking Demonstrations by Julia Child with assistance by Stephanie Hersh on the 29th and 30. A small quarto of 10 1/4 by 8 inches. Signed in ink on the front cover by Julia Child. 52 pages containing numerous ads, a letter from the event chairman, a brief biography of Julia Child with her photograph and recipes for the demonstrated dishes prepared by Julia Child to include Butterflied Loin of Pork, The Great American Potato Salad, Chocolate Meringue Cake, A Mediterranean Open-Faced Onion Tart, Processor Pie-Crust Dough, Salade Nicoise, Walnut Cake with Brandy Butter Filling,
    TB30024  $45.00



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    Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth:  The Song of Hiawatha.  Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1891. First Edition Thus, Limited Large Paper Edition. Very good+ in full vellum covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and with gilt text and flying swans on the front board. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/2 inches with light soiling to the vellum on the spine and hand soiling to the fore edges of the boards. The end sheets show offsetting from the vellum at their fore edges. The frontispage shows light foxing as does the title page as do the plates at the fore edges and the facing pages show offsetting from the plates. One of only 250 copies printed with this copy numbered 219 on the limitation page. Additionally, a prospectus is laid in for this Large-Paper edition" which duplicates the title page, printed in red and black, and three printed pages with examples of the vignettes created by Frederic Remington in the margins. 242 pages of text illustrated with 22 "full page photogravures printed on India Paper and about four hundred text illustrations of Indians, Indian costume, implements, arms, etc. animals, birds and scenery, by Frederick Remington." (quotation from the prospectus) The plates are protected with printed tissue guards.
    TB29890  $400.00



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    Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth:  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Poetical Works (8 of 11 Vols. ).  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1904). Reprint. All 8 volumes of this set of eight are in very good+ to near fine condition in 3/4 dark blue polished Morocco and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with gilt text and gilt tool work in all compartments. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt, the end sheets are marbled paper matching the marbled paper on the covers. Each volume is a small octavo of 7 9/16 by 5 inches. Five of the eight volumes have minor rubbing and wear to the leather at the heads of their spines and all of the volumes have rubbing and wear to the tips of the boards. Without dust jackets as issued. The publisher produced this set as the Craigie Edition of eleven volumes with this set containing volumes I through VIII inclusive. Volume I contains 376 pages of text and the remaining volumes have between 350 to 400 pages. Each of the volumes are illustrated with frontispiece portraits of Longfellow at various times in his life and each volume contains a number of plates by various artists.
    TB31605  $400.00



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    Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth:  Voices Of The Night.  Cambridge, Mass.: John Owen, 1940. Second Edition. Very good+ in its original binding which was recently rebacked in 1/4 tan linen and light brown paper covered boards with the original printed paper title label on the spine. The pages are sewn over cords which are laced into the boards. A 16mo of 7 by 4 3/8 inches with an unusual 1" dampness stain in the middle of the front board, an early gift inscription on the first free end page in ink which is repeated in pencil at the upper fore corner of title page and with spots of foxing to the end sheets. The contents are clean and with the exception of a small 1/2" wide by 1/3" deep chip at the upper margin of page 33/34 are undamaged. 144 pages of text being a collection of 40 poems the first 16 of which were written by Longfellow followed by 24 poems translated by Longfellow of much earlier authors of poetry. This copy conforms to the error pointed out in BAL 12065 where Prelude is listed on the contents page as appearing on page v while the number should have read "vii".
    TB30405  $100.00



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    Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth:  Hiawatha.  Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1906). First Edition. Very near fine in light green cloth covered boards with gilt text and white decorations on the spine and with the same on the front board with a border of a native American motif around the edge of the front board. A small quarto of 9 1/2 by 7 1/8 inches light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. There is a prior owner's name written on the second free end page. Without a dust jacket. 189 pages of text illustrated with a color frontispiece and 67 illustrations by E. Stetson Crawford 15 of which are color plates. An extremely handsome and clean copy.
    TB31633  $75.00




  • Longyear, William:  Type & Lettering.  New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1966. Fourth Revised and Enlarged Edition. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with the original price intact on the front flap but with the spine area well faded which is typical for any jacket with a red background. 175 pages including an index, text and extensive examples of type faces.
    TB17245  $21.00



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    Loomis, Alfred F.:  Yachts Under Sail.  New York: William Morrow & Company, 1933. First Edition. Very good in off white buckram cloth covered boards with blue text on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto measuring 10" by 8" with mild soiling to the boards, tanning in the gutters and a prior owner's name on the first free end page. Without its issued dust jacket. Unpaginated pages of text and illustrated with black and white photographs throughout.
    TB25787  $30.00



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    Loos, Anita:  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady.  New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. Eleventh Printing of April, 1926. Very good+ in 1/4 dark green cloth and paper covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine and a printed paper label on the front board. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 5 inches with light rubbing and wear to the head and heel of the spine and the paper covering is rubbed through at the tips of the boards and much of the fore edge of the front board. Without its issued dust jacket. 217 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and numerous vignettes and plates by Ralph Barton.
    TB31592  $30.00



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    Lopez, Barry H.:  Coyote Love Native American Folktales.  Portland, Maine: Coyote Love Press, (1989). Limited Edtion. Fine in 1/4 tan paper and simulated wood burl paper covered boards hand-tied thread and trailing beads. A small quarto of 9 1/2 by 6 inches with faint dust staining to the top edge of the text block. No dust jacket intended A beautiful, hand made limited edition of 99 copies. Signed by both author and Gary Buch, the illustrator on the last page 23 pages of text followed by the limitation page.
    TB00679  $500.00



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    Lopez, Barry H.:  Desert Notes Reflections in the Eye of a Raven.  Kansas City: Sheed, Andrews & McMeel, Inc., (1976). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in tan cloth covered boards with bold brown text on the spine. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 1/2 inches. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with very slight rubbing to the front panel. Signed by the author on the title page. 89 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece from a black and white photograph. A collection of eleven essays.
    TB02105  $300.00



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    Lopez, Barry H.:  River Notes The Dance of Herons.  Kansas City: Andrews & McMeel, (1979). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light green cloth covered boards with silver colored text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 3/8 inches with faint dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with very modest wear marks at spine ends, else fine. Signed and inscribed by the author on the first free end paper. 100 pages of text. A collection of eleven short stories which together form a companion volume to Lopez's earlier volume: Desert Notes.
    TB03217  $150.00



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    Lopez, Barry:  Of Wolves and Men.  London: J. M. Dent And Sons Limited, (1978). First Edition. Fine in dark gray cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/2 by 7 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. One of the author's most significant works. 309 pages including illustration credits, an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated from black and white photographs and from earlier works of art depicting wolves.
    TB31752  $150.00



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    Lopez, Barry:  The Rediscovery of North America.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, (1990). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in tan cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 5 3/16 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. Unpaginated.
    TB01009  $125.00




  • Lopez, Barry H.:  Giving Birth To Thunder Sleeping With His Daughter Coyote Builds North America.  Kansas City: Sheed Andrews & McMeel, Inc., (1977). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 5 7/8 inches with the cloth at the head of the spine very slightly bumped and with faint spots of foxing to the fore edge of the text block. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with modest wear and flecking colors at the top of the spine area. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. An extremely scarce book due to its limited issue. 186 pages of text.
    TB04014  $125.00




  • Lopez, Barry:  Pulling Wire.  n.p. (Minnesota): Red Dragonfly Press, 2003. First Edition. Fine in handmade paper wrapers. A octavo measuring 8 3/4 by 5 5/8 inches containing 13 numbered pages of laid paper with rough-cut edges. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 240 copies printed from Cochin and Fournier types on Iyo Glazed paper (although only about 200 copies were available for sale). An attractively presented fictional short story by Barry Lopez.
    TB18566  $125.00




  • Lopez, Barry H.:  Winter Count.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1981). First Edition. Fine in black cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/8 by 5 1/2 inches with very faint spots of foxing to the fore edge of the text block. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 112 pages of text. A collection of nine essays.
    TB00992  $75.00



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    Lopez, Barry:  Crossing Open Ground.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1988). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 tan cloth and light blue paper covered boards with copper colored text on the spine. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 inches with faint foxing around the edges of the text block. In a fine, price clipped dust jacket. Signed by author on fly title page without an inscription or date. 208 pages of text.
    TB01051  $75.00




  • Lopez, Barry:  Light Action in the Caribbean.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with a tiny closed tear at the upper corner of the front panel on the fold to the flap, else fine with the price intact. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. A collection of 14 short stories. 162 pages of text.
    TB15092  $75.00



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    Lopez, Barry:  Apologia.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998. First Edition thus, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 red cloth and black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An oblong small 4to of 9 3/4 by 9 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. Originally published in 1997 by Lone Goose Press in a limited edition of fifty signed and numbered copies. A tribute to the animals on the road. Unpaginated.
    TB20007  $75.00



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    Lopez, Barry H.:  River Notes The Dance of Herons.  Kansas City: Andrews & McMeel, (1979). First Edition, First printing. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 3/8 inches In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with a number of short closed tears to the ends of the spine area and a 1/4" chip from the front panel about 1/2" up from its lower edge. 100 pages of text. A collection of eleven short stories which together form a companion volume to Lopez's earlier volume: Desert Notes.
    TB25842  $40.00




  • Lopez, Barry:  Northwest Passage.  New York: Aperture, 1996. First Edition, First printing. Fine in blue 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards. An oblong book measuring 10.5" x 12.5". In a fine dust jacket. Photographs and log by Robert Glenn Ketchum, preface by William Simon and the commentary is by Barry Lopez. The text is exerpted from Lopez's book Arctic Dreams of 1986.
    TB05739  $38.50



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    Lopez, Barry:  Crow and Weasel.  San Francisco: North Point Press, 1990. First Edition, Second Printing. Fine in navy linen covered boards with gilt text stamping on the front cover and on the spine. A quarto of 11 1/2 by 9 inches. There is a small gift inscription at the upper edge of the first free end page. In a fine jacket, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by both the author and the illustrator without an inscription on the title page. With color illustrations by Tom Pohrt. A remarkable children's book which sold out quickly in first edition. 63 pages.
    TB31754  $30.00




  • Lopez, Barry:  Field Notes.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Near fine with a gift inscription and a colored sketch on the title page; otherwise in fine condition. In a near fine dust jacket.
    TB10071  $14.70




  • Lopez, Barry:  Crow and Weasel (in wraps).  New York: Harper Perennial, 1993. First PB Edition. Fine in heavy illustrated paper wraps. Signed by the author on the first free end page.
    TB01420  $14.00



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    Lord, Walter:  Lonely Vigil Coastwatcher of the Solomons.  New York: Viking Press, 1977. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 blue cloth and paper covered boards with slight fading to the edges of the boards. In a very near fine price clipped dust jacket with light wear to the lower edge of the spine area. The first full account of the men who operated behind the Japanese lines in the period between 1942-43 when they provided the only intelligence US forces could obtain at the time.
    TB21915  $30.00




  • Lord, Walter:  The Night Lives On.  New York: William Morrow & Co., 1986. Book Club Edition. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and paper covered boards with end papers of line drawings of H.M.S. Titanic with an embossed seal of a prior owner on the first free end page. In a near fine dust jacket with only hints of rubbing to the lower edge of the spine area. "New thoughts, theories, and revelations about the Titanic." 272 pages including an index, text and one section of black and white photographs.
    TB20233  $20.00



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    Lossing, Benson J.:  The Pictorial Field-Book Of The Revolution; or, Illustrations, By Pen And Pencil, Of The History, Biography, Scenery, Relics, And Traditions Of The War For Independence.  New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1851 & 1852. First Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition in full dark blue, pebbled leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with gilt text and tool work in the compartments and with gilt decorations and gilt borders around the edges of the boards. All edges of the text blocks are gilt. Both volumes are small quartos of 9 13/16 by 6 1/2 inches with light rubbing and wear to the leather at the heads and heels of the spines and to the lower edges of the boards. An early prior owner's name appears at the head of the recto side of the frontispiece in both volumes. The preliminaries and last few pages of both show spots of foxing; otherwise, the contents of both are free of foxing and tanning. The hinges and joints for both volumes are tight and strong. A rip at the upper fore corner of page 549/550 has been professionally repaired. Volume I contains 576 pages of text and is illustrated with a color frontispiece, an engraved title page and 355 maps, plates and vignette images from woodcuts. An analytical index for volume I appears at the front of the book. Volume II contains 880 pages of text and is illustrated with a frontispiece, an engraved title page and 733 maps, plates and vignettes from woodcuts throughout. The analytical index for volume II appears at the front of the book. According to Sabin's A Dictionary of Books Relating To America: "It contains many details and anecdotes which are not to be found in any other work; indeed, the great variety and numerous items of information contained in these volumes, make the work a cyclopedia of the American Revolution. The popularity of the work has made for it a great sale, consequently the earliest edition is much preferred on account of the clearness of the woodcuts." (Howes, 477; Sabin, 42129; Gephart, 5734)
    TB31882  $1200.00



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    Lotchin, , Roger W. (Editor):  Narratives Of The San Francisco Earthquake And Fire Of 1906.  Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 2011. First Edition. Fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine, gilt borders on the front and rear boards and a gilt company logo on the front board with green printed end sheets. A 16mo measuring 6 3/4" by 4 1/4" with upper and lower headbands and with the top edge of the text block gilt. Still contained within the publisher's shrink wrap. 306 pages including an index followed by a page of image credits. Illustrated with 57 plates or pictures within the text several of which are in color. This title is the 109th volume in the longest running collection of series Americana. A compilation of first person narratives documenting the horror, anguish, fear and courage of that tragic event gathered from news magazines and personal stories.
    TB31831  $30.00



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    Loudon, J. C.:  Self-Instruction For Young Gardeners, Foresters, Bailiffs, Land-Stewards, and Farmers.  London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1845. First Edition. Good+ in the publisher's original dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and decorative blind embossing to the boards. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/2" with two repaired closed tears to the cloth on the spine, a 1/8" deep chip across the foot of the spine, rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head of the spine, a 1/4 chip from the cloth on the front board and the lower fore corners of the boards are bumped. The frontispiece is uniformly foxed and the front hinge was separated, but has been professionally repaired with archival linen tape. 240 pages including an index followed by 32 pages of ads by the publisher. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and the text is illustrated with line drawings. The complete title reads: "Self-Instruction For Young Gardeners, Foresters, Bailiffs, Land-Stewards, and Farmers; in Arithmetic and Book-Keeping, Geometry, Mensuration, and Practical Trigonometry, Mechanics, Hydrostatics, and Hydraulics, Land-Surveying, Levelling, Planning, and Mapping, Architectural Drawing, and Isometrical projection and Perspective: with examples, showing their application To Horticultural and Agricultural Purposes."
    TB25261  $150.00



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    Lowell, James Russell:  Democracy An Address Delivered in the Town Hall Birmingham By the Hon. James Russell Lowell American Minister in London.  [Boston]: The Riverside Press, 1902. First Edition. Near fine in 1/4 tan cloth and gray paper covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spine and with bright gilt text stamping on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 4" with rough cut page edges to the text block. One of only 500 copies printed and this copy is noted as being number 338. 75 pages printed in both black and red.
    TB27277  $20.00




  • Luard, Nicholas:  The Last Wilderness.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 brown cloth and paper covered boards. In a near fine dust jacket with a slightly faded spine area and very light rubbing at the spine end areas and at the upper edge of the front panel. Sub-titled: "A Journey Across the Great Kalahari Desert". 222 pages containing text, a map and numerous color photographs.
    TB08313  $17.50




  • Lucey, Donna M.:  Photographing Montana 1894-1928.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An oblong small quarto measuring 10 by 10 3/8 inches. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Sub-titled: The Life and Work of Evelyn Cameron. Very uncommon in first edition. 250 pages with index, text and with 170 black and white photographs.
    TB15966  $200.00



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    Ludlum, Robert:  The Chancellor Manuscript.  New York: Dial Press, 1977. First Editon, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 simulated leather and yellow paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. With a prior owner's name at the upper edge of the first free end page. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with several short closed tears to the upper edge of the spine area. The author's ninth book in very collectable condition. 448 pages.
    TB25381  $15.00




  • Ludlum, Robert:  The Scorpio Illusion.  New York: Bantum Books, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine In a fine dust jacket.
    TB01008  $7.00




  • Ludlum, Robert:  The Icarus Agenda.  New York: Random House, 1988. First. Near fine, with remainder mark on bottom edges, In a near fine dust jacket.
    TB00875  $5.60



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    Lumpkin, Henry:  From Savannah to Yorktown.  Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1981. First Edition. Near fine in 1/2 leather and buckram cloth covered boards with a gilt on brown leather spine label and with yellow-orange end sheets. A quarto of 11 by 8 3/8 inches with the cloth on the front board slightly soiled. Without its issued dust jacket. "The American Revolution in the South." 332 pages including an index, appendices, chronology, text and illustrated throughout with both contemporary and modern works of art and photographs of weapons and implements.
    TB31493  $40.00



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    Lunny, Robert M.:  Early Maps Of North America.  Newark, NJ: The New Jersey Historical Society, 1961. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in gray-brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt on black title block on the front board. A small quarto of 9 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches. In the remnants of the original glassine dust jacket which is torn through completely at the spine area. Signed by the author on the title page and a second time with a warm inscription at the upper fore corner of the first free end page. 48 pages of text including a check list of the maps in an exhibition. Illustrated with 26 plates of early maps from photographs.
    TB30705  $50.00



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    Lunt, James:  John Burgoyne of Saratoga.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. First Edition. Fine in ivory colored linen covered boards with gilt on red title blocks on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with a price intact on the front flap. 369 pages with index, notes, bibliography, text and maps. Published in Great Britain in 1976.
    TB28706  $30.00



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    Lyman, William Denison:  The Columbia River Its History, Its Myths, Its Scenery Its Commerce.  New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1909. First Edition. Very good+ in navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board together with a photographic image pasted to the front board. A small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 1/2 inches with three short closed tears to the cloth at the head of the spine, rubbing and light wear to the cloth at the heel of the spine, a 2" dampness stain to the lower fore corner of the frontispiece and foxing to the rear paste down and rear end sheets. Without a dust jacket. 409 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with 80 images from photographs and two fold-out colored maps at the rear. One of the volumes in the American Waterways Series.
    TB30044  $65.00



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    Lyons, Eugene:  Herbert Hoover A Biography.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1964. Collector's Edition. Fine in full light 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 1/4" tall by 6" deep containing 444 pages of text. Illustrated with reproductions of black and white photographs. Laid-in is the publisher's two page notes on the book. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The Library Of The Presidents series. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB22899  $65.00






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