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  • Click on Image to expandMacD, Dixon, Merkt with Mark H. Lytle and Richard M. Grave:  Shang A Biography of Charles E. Wheeler.  Spanish Fork, Utah: Hillcrest Publications, Inc., (1984). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in brick red buckram cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with a minor rubbing mark at the upper fore corner of the front panel. Boldly signed by the author on the fly title page. 199 pages including an index of illustrations, appendices, text and extensive black and white photographs by Richard M. Grave as well as a section of 15 pages of color photographs. With an introduction by Raymond E. Baldwin. Edited by Ruth Wolfe. A handsome, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB26998  $185.00



  • Click on Image to expandMacD, Dixon, Merkt with Mark H. Lytle and Richard M. Grave:  Shang A Biography of Charles E. Wheeler.  Spanish Fork, Utah: Hillcrest Publications, Inc., (1984). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in brick red buckram cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 199 pages including an index of illustrations, appendices, text and extensive black and white photographs by Richard M. Grave as well as a section of 15 pages of color photographs. With an introduction by Raymond E. Baldwin. Edited by Ruth Wolfe. A handsome, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB26999  $150.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple images[Macgregor, Lieut.-General Sir Duncan]:  A Narrative Of The Loss Of The Kent East Indiaman, By Fire, In The Bay Of Biscay, On The 1st March, 1825 In A Letter To A Friend..  Edinburgh: Waugh & Innes, 1825. First Edition. In new, dark brown, full leather covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine. A 16mo of 7 by 4 1/4 inches with just the slightest rubbing at the upper fore corner of the front board. The contents are in very good condition as the pages are uniformly tanned and the title page shows an early prior owner's name and date and notes the author's name and regiment. Without a dust jacket. 78 pages of text which includes a 14 page appendix reproducing letters of gratitude and approbation following the disaster. The ship Kent (an East Indiaman vessel) was bound for Bengal and China with 641 persons on board the many of whom were 364 soldiers of the 31st Regiment of Foot. The Kent was caught in a violent storm during which a cask of spirits broke and caught fire engulfing the ship. The brigantine Cambria was near enough to see a distress signal from the Kent. Coming to the Kent's aid her crew and passengers helped rescue 550 survivors. 14 seamen were rescued by a second ship coming to the aid of the Kent. In all 81 persons lost their lives.
    TB29643  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandMackenzie, Alexander Slidell, USN:  The Life Of Paul Jones (Two volumes in One).  Boston: Hilliard, Gray And Company, 1841. First Edition - two volume in one. Very good in a recent reback with the remains of the original spine strip (to include the gilt on black leather title block) and the original end sheets retained on full leather (calf) covered boards with four raised bands on the spine. A 16mo measuring 6 5/8 by 4 1/4 inches with a more recent (1952) gift inscription on the second free end page. The contents display faint marks of foxing throughout. Containing 260 pages in volume I and 308 pages in volume II retaining much of the original binding. Mackenzie was a officer in the US Navy and infamous for the execution of three sailors convicted of mutiny on board the USS Somers in 1842. He was also an author and historian publishing a number of books. Three of his titles dealt with naval heroes, Jones, Oliver H. Perry and Stephen Decatur. (Howes, M-135; Gehart, 13733)
    TB28734  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandMacLean, Alistair:  Fear Is The Key.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1961. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 3/8 inches with very slight fading to the cloth at the head of the spine. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with very light rubbing to the edges of the panels and spine area. 264 pages of text. From the just jacket: "A novel of intrigue and adventure - with an American setting...."
    TB30840  $50.00



  • MacLean, Alistair:  Floodgate.  London: William Collins Sons, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with the pages of the text block beginning to tan due to the high acid content of the paper used in printing. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 315 pages.
    TB19745  $15.00



  • Maclean, Alistar:  Caravan to Vaccares.  Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Fine in very clean, charcoal colored cloth boards. In a very good+ dust jacket with a 1/4" closed tear to the upper edge of the front panel & light rubbing to the spine ends. The author's 13th novel.
    TB07573  $9.80



  • Maclean, Alistair:  San Andreas.  London: Book Club Associates, 1984. Book Club Associates Edition. Fine in light blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with light rubbing at the corners and ends of the spine area. 286 pages. A novel of a British Hospital ship during World War II.
    TB15917  $2.80



  • Click on Image to expandMacLeod, D. Peter:  Northern Armageddon The Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the Making of the American Revolution.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and black paper covered boards with tan text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4 by 6 1/4 inches with printed end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 400 pages followed by two pages of illustration credits. Illustrated with maps and reproductions of earlier works of art throughout the text.
    TB28623  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandMacMichael, H. A.:  A History Of The Arabs In The Sudan And Some Account Of The People Who Preceded them And Of The Tribes Inhabiting Darfur (Volume I and II).  Mansfield Centre, Conn.: Martino Publishing, 2005. Facsimile Reprint. Fine in light green cloth covered boards with silver colored text and borders stamped on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 7" with a modest bumps to the lower fore corners of the boards and with slight wrinkling to the lower fore corners of the index pages due to dampness. Without a dust jacket as issued. A facsimile reprint of the original 1922 publications of the Cambridge University Press. Volume I contains pages 1 to 346 and volume II contains pages 1 to 488 including an index, an appendix and text. Illustrated with line art within the text and fold-out maps and genealogical charts.
    TB27391  $75.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMacMillan, Miriam:  Green Seas and White Ice.  New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, (1948). First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in light blue cloth covered boards with white text on the spine and a white outline of an ice berg on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 " with very light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. There is a small, prior owner's address label on the front paste down. In a good, price clipped dust jacket with 1/4" deep chips to the ends of the spine and heavy rubbing and wear to the folds. Signed and generically inscribed by the author on the fly title page. 287 pages of text illustrated with photographic end sheets and two sections of black and white photographs.
    TB29848  $20.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMacy, Obed:  The History Of Nantucket; Being A Compendious Account Of The First Settlement Of The Island By The English.  Boston: Hilliard, Gray And Co., 1835. First Edition. Very good in its near original blue-green, blind embossed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine which has been very carefully rebacked preserving the original back strip. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches with the cloth over the tips of the boards and in a few places on the fore edges is worn through. The contents are quite clean and free of foxing; however the end sheets do show mild foxing. The front paste down shows an early prior owner's initials ("HMC") in pencil. 300 pages of text followed by 8 pages of ads by the publisher. Illustrated with a frontispiece map of the Island and one, engraved plate. Wright Howes considers this title "mildly rare". (Howes, M-195; Sabin, 43687)
    TB28877  $550.00



  • Magoun, F. Alexander:  The Frigate Constitution & Other Historic Ships.  New York: Bonanza Books, 1928, 1977. First Bonanza Book Edition of 1977. Fine in 1/4 dark blue cloth and blue paper covered boards with a prior owner's name on the front end paper. In a fine jacket with only a hint of soiling on the front panel. 155 pages containing an index, 30 illustrated plates, 16 plans of ships and 63 detailed illustrations of a viking ship, the Santa Maria, the Mayflower, the Constitution, the Flying Cloud, and the Bluenose.
    TB14477  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandMahan, Captain A. T.:  Sea Power in its Relations to The War of 1812.  Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1905. First Edition. Both volumes in this two volume set are in very good+ conditions in gilt decorated blue cloth covered boards with black end sheets. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt and there is are the gilt images of square riggers on the front boards. Both are octavos measuring 8 3/4 by 6 inches with several short (1/16") closed tears to the cloth at the head of the spines with related rubbing, rubbing to the cloth at the heel of the spines and the cloth is worn through at the tips of the boards. The hinges and joints are tight and strong. There are two minor 1/2" water marks on the front board of volume I. There are no prior ownership markings of any kind in either volume. Without dust jackets. This set is considered one of the better sources of information on the War of 1812. 423 pages in Vol. I with 456 pages including an index in Vol. II. Both volumes are illustrated with battle movements and fold-out maps.
    TB29846  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandMailer, Norman:  Marilyn A Biography. Pictures by the World's Foremost Photographers.  New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Inc., (1973). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in bright white cloth covered boards with brown text stamped on the spine and with blind embossing of "Marilyn" at the top edge of the front board. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2" by 9 1/8" with brown end sheets with faint dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on a special label which is adhered to the first free end page. 271 pages of text and illustrated throughout with color and black and white photographs taken by numerous photographers taken from Norma Jean's baby picture to 1962. A beautiful, tight and clean copy with no previous ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27824  $225.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMailer, Norman:  The Deer Park.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Son, (1955). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with green text on the spine and front board. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches with the tips of the boards very slightly bumped. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/3" deep by 1/4" wide chip from the upper corner of the spine area and with numerous short closed tears to the upper edges of the panels and rubbing to the fold to the front flap. Simply signed by the author on the tipped-in, first free end page without an inscription or date. 375 pages of text.
    TB29207  $95.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMailer, Norman:  Some Honorable Men Political Conventions 1960-1972.  Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1976). Second Printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with silver and red colored text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with flecking of the colors at the ends of the spine area and to the areas over the tips of the boards. Simply signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 499 pages of text. A collection of essays written by Mailer covering the presidential campaigns of 1960 through 1972.
    TB29208  $60.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMailer, Norman:  The Time Of Our Time.  New York: Random House, (1998). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and red paper covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine and the author's initials blind stamped on the front board. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on a tipped-in page without an inscription or date. 1286 pages of text.
    TB29209  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandMajors, Alexander:  Seventy Years On The Frontier.  Chicago and New York: Rand, McNally & Company, Publishers, 1893. First Edition. Very good+ in dark blue cloth over beveled boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board with a gilt image of a rider on a horse on the front board. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 5 1/8 inches with the top edge of the text block gilt. The color at the head and heel of the spine is worn from the cloth as it is at the tips of the boards. There is an early gift inscription on the inside edge of the second free end page. The hinges and joints are tight and strong. 325 pages followed by three pages of publisher's ads. The sub-title of the book reads: "Alexander Majors' Memoirs Of A Lifetime on the Border With A Preface by "Buffalo Bill" ((General W. F. Cody). The book was edited by Colonel Prentiss Ingraham. Illustrated with a frontispiece of the author and William F. Cody and 15 plates. Majors was a freighter moving goods by wagon between Independence and Sante Fe between 1848-1855. He then teamed up with two partners to create a famous partnership of Russell, Majors & Waddell. He was one of the original promoters of the Pony Express. (DAB) (Howes, M232; Graff. 2664; Rader, 2334; Rittenhouse, 394)
    TB30342  $85.00



  • Click on Image to expandMalamud, Bernard:  Dubin's Lives.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated dark green leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine and gilt text and tooling on the spine and gilt decorations and borders on the boards. All three edges of the text block are gilt. The end sheets are silk and there is a matching green placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. A small quarto measuring 9" tall by 6" deep containing 449 pages of text. The true first edition of this title by the author of The Natural. With illustrations by Mark Bellerose. One of the volumes from The Easton Press' collection of books for the The First Edition Society. A tight, clean and crisp volume with no names, dates or prior owner's plates.
    TB22894  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandMalamud, Bernard:  The Fixer.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1978. Collector's Edtion. Fine in full, dark green leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine, gilt text and gilt tool work in the compartments and gilt decorations on both boards. The end sheets are marbled with a matching placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine and all edges of the text block are gilt. An octavo measuring 8 3/4 by 6 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1967 as well as the National Book Award. 305 pages of text with illustrations by Frances Jetter. A handsome, clean and crisp copy with no prior owner's names, dates or book plates.
    TB30625  $30.00



  • Malamud, Bernard:  The Tenants.  New York: Farrar, Straus & Gir, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Fine in organge cloth covered boards. In a near fine dust jacket with a tiny rub mark at the base of the spine area A novel dealing with "a portrait of the terror and violence of racial confrontation". The author's eighth work of fiction. The author has twice won the National Book Award.
    TB05649  $24.50



  • Malcarne, Donald:  Houses Of Essex Volume II.  Ivoryton (Essex), Conn.: The Ivoryton Library Association, (2007). First Edition. Fine in printed, heavy paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A quarto measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. 179 pages including a list of photographic credits and text. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs of homes in Essex and in Ivoryton. Nearly every page in the book is devoted to a single historic home and provides a history of the building.
    TB29155  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expandMallalieu, J. P. W.:  Extraordinary Seaman.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1958. First U.S. Edition. Near fine in turquoise cloth covered boards with white text on the spine. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with rubbing and light wear to the ends of the spine area and to the fore corners of the panels. 179 pages of text. The biography of Thomas Cochrane, tenth Earl of Dundonald. Many believe that Cochrane may have been the real life character upon whose life Patrick O'Brian based his fictional character, Jack Aubery.
    TB20898  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandMallery, Garrick:  Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples and Deaf-Mutes.  Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, (1881). . Near fine in heavy, red buckram covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A quarto measuring 11" by 7 1/2". Without a dust jacket. Containing pages 263 to 603 including an index. Illustrated throughout with 13 plates, a map, and 285 line drawings.
    TB27687  $75.00



  • Malley, Captain Thierry:  Glimpses Of The Barren Lands.  New York: Revillon Freres, 1930. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in 1/4 light green cloth and paper covered boards with red text on the front board and with light gray end sheets. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 3/4" Without a dust jacket. 142 pages of text illustrated with seven engravings on individual pages. A collection of seven true stories of the far north (Canada) including: Glimpses of the Barren Lands; The Battle of the Drums; Some Men I have Met In the North; Three Moose; My Friend Kakoot; Fur and Traders; and, When the Caribou Failed.
    TB23781  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandMaloney, Edward T. and Uwe Feist:  Chance Vought Corsair.  Fallbrook, Calif.: Aero Publishers, Inc., 1967. . Very good in printed, heavy paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4 by 7 1/4 inches with wear to the ends of the spine area and around the edges of the wraps. Without a dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated, but containing 50 pages with four pages of color drawings and illustrated throughout with black and white photographs.
    TB29013  $10.00



  • Malouf, David:  The Conversations at Curlow Creek.  New York: Pantheon Books, 1996. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket.
    TB06002  $9.80



  • Click on Image to expandMalzberg, Barry:  Beyond Apollo.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1991. Collector's Edition. Fine in full dark gray leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both covers. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/2". The end sheets are printed paper with a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. Containing 138 pages of text. With artwork by David Deitrick and with an introduction by George Zebrowski. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The Masterpieces of Science Fiction. A very handsome, tight, clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB25936  $50.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMamet, David, and Donald Sultan:  Warm and Cold.  New York: The Grove Press, (1988). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Laid-in at the front of the book is a small 3 1/2 by 5 inch, black and white photograph of David Mamet signed. Unpaginated. Illustrated throughout.
    TB29998  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandManly, William L.:  Death Valley in '49.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1927. First thus. Near fine in green cloth covered boards with a gilt top edge with a hint of rubbing to the tips of the boards. The gilt on the spine is bright and clean as is the gilt border on the front board. The gilt Lakeside Classic logo on the front board appears as though it may have been miss-stamped. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. With a tipped-in fold-out map preceding page 3 which is in perfect condition. Laid-in at the front of the book is a compliments of the season card from Thomas E. Connelley, President of R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company. First published in book form in 1894 under the title Death Valley in '49 The autobiography of a Pioneer. The 25th volume in the series and the last to be bound in dark green cloth. This copy has no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28917  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandMann, Thomas:  Death In Venice.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1972. Signed Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 pebbled, red leather and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2" by 7 1/4". Without a dust jacket as issued; however the book is contained within a near fine, matching paper covered slip case with a gilt stamped spine label. One of only 1,500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 969 and signed by the illustrator, Felix Hoffmann. 107 doubled pages of text and illustrated with a frontispiece and line drawings throughout by Felix Hoffmann. Translated by Kenneth Burke and with an introduction by Erich Heller. A beautiful copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28038  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expandMann, Charles Edward:  The Sargent Family and the Old Sargent Homes.  Lynn, Mass.: Frank S. Whiten, 1919. First Edition. Good in printed wraps over a stapled binding. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with much of the spine area of the cover missing causing the front cover to be quite loose. 64 pages of text. One part of the larger publication titled: "Cape Ann in Story Legend and Song" which were originally published by the Gloucester Times.
    TB30091  $20.00



  • Manners, David X.:  The Great Tool Emporium.  New York: E. P. Dutton, 1979. . Near fine in yellow paper covered boards with light soiling on the front board. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. 407 pages containing an index, text, photographs and illustrations through-out.
    TB11663  $8.40



  • Click on Image to expandMansell, William, and Gary Low:  North American Birds of Prey.  New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1980. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with silver text and decorations on the spine and on the front board with the pages of the text slightly waved from humidity. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 176 pages including a bibliography. A quarto measuring 11 3/4" tall by 9 7/8" deep. Illustrated with 27 full color plates and numerous color drawings within the text.
    TB22232  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandMarcy, Randolph B.:  The Prairie Traveler A Handbook For Overland Expeditions.  n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1961. Limited Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 decorated black leather and printed paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine with embossed decorations, map end sheets and with the top edge of the text block stained light yellow. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine, paper covered slip case. Laid-in at the front of the book is a presentation card signed by an officer of Westvaco. 220 pages of text illustrated with line drawings. Originally published by Harper & Bros. in 1859 "as a manual and guide for the tenderfoot undertaking overland treks through the untamed West." (from the book's foreword) The Christmas 1961 issue by Westvaco which is the forth volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 260 pages of text illustrated with with two color frontispieces.
    TB26437  $125.00



  • Marder, Daniel:  The Arnold/Andre Transcripts: A Reconstruction.  New York: Library Research Assoc., 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in red-orange cloth covered boards with map end papers. In a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. 205 pages containing a bibliography, text and maps.
    TB12995  $24.50



  • Click on Image to expand[Marillier, H.C.]:  The Later Work of Aubrey Beardsley.  London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1901. First Edition. Very good+ in tan buckram with red text on the spine and red decorations and text on the front board much of which has been heavily worn. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A quarto measuring 11 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches with new end sheets and reinforced hinges. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. Containing 173 plates each separated by a printed guard. As this is a heavy volume our standard shipping costs can not be applied. Please contact Town's End Books for a quote on shipping costs in advance of ordering.
    TB28657  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandMarlow, A. W.:  The Early American Furnituremaker's Manual.  New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., c 1973. Third Printing of 1974. Fine in black cloth covered boards with silver color text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" by 7". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 130 pages of text illustrated with scaled and dimensioned line drawings.
    TB26029  $12.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMarquand, John P.:  It's Loaded Mr. Bauer.  London: Robert Hale Limited, n.d. [1949]. Possible First Edition. Very good+ in mottled, red-orange cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 4 3/4" with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down (see below) and spots of light foxing to the edges of the text block. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/2" deep by 3/4" wide chip from the upper rear corner of the spine area, a1/2" closed tear with related creasing at the upper edge of the front panel over the gutter of the book and small chips from the corners of the panels at the folds to the flaps. 222 pages of text. The prior owner's book plate noted above reads: "From the Library | of | J. B. Priestley" the English novelist, playwright, scriptwriter and news commentator. There is no equivalent of this title published in the US. [Hubin/Crime Fiction 1979, p. 281]
    TB28232  $140.00



  • Click on Image to expandMarquez, Gabriel Garcia:  Strange Pilgrims.  London: Jonathan Cape, 1993. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with bold silver colored text stamped on the spine. An octavo measuring 8" by 5 3/8" with a prior owner's name at the upper edge of the first free end page. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 188 pages of text. A collection of twelve short stories. Translated from the Spanish by Eith Grossman.
    TB28378  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandMarquez, Gabriel Garcia:  The General In His Labyrinth.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. An octavo measuring 8" by 5 3/8" with a prior owner's name at the upper edge of the third free end page. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 188 pages of text. Translated from the Spanish by Eith Grossman.
    TB28379  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandMarquis De Chastellus, Francois-Jean:  Travels in North America in the Years 1780, 1781 an 1782 by the Marquis De Chastellux.  Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1963. . Both volumes of this two volume set are in very near fine condition in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines the cloth of which is slightly faded. Both are small quartos measuring 9 1/4" by 6" with a prior owner's book plate on the verso of the first free end pages. Without dust jackets as issued; however, both books are contained within a very good paper covered slip case which shows spots of foxing over its panels and rear board. Volume I contains 361 pages of text illustrated with maps and black and white images of reproductions of contemporary works of art. Volume II contains pages 365 to 688 including an index, chapter notes and text. A revised translation with introduction and notes by Howard C. Rice, Jr.
    TB23741  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandMarriott, Alice:  Maria: The Potter of San Ildefonso.  Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahmoa Press, c1948. Ninth Printing of 1963. Fine in black cloth covered boards with a black on red-orange title block on the spine. An octavo of 8 15/16 by 5 5/8 inches. In a very near fine dust jacket with light wear and rubbing at the upper and lower edges of the spine area. Signed "Maria Poveka" on the frontispiece drawing of Maria and also signed by her son on the same page as follows: "Sincerely | Popovi Da." Poveka was one of Maria's middle names which she applied to her pottery. 294 pages including a bibliography, chronology, table of pottery and text. Illustrated with drawings by Margaret Lefranc. One of the more difficult early titles to locate in collectable first edition in The Civilization of The American Indian Series.
    TB30834  $60.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMarryat, Captain [Frederick]:  A Diary In America With Remarks On Its Institutions.  New York: Wm. H. Colyer, 1839. First Edition by Colyer. Very good+ in original 1/4 brown cloth and tan paper covered boards with a paper label on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4 by 4 3/8 inches with light wear and rubbing to the tips of the boards and foxing to the end sheets and with an early prior owner's name at the upper edge of the title page. Without a dust jacket. 263 pages of text. Complete in one volume. The author records his impressions of his travels through the US and Canada during the years 1837 and 1838. (Howes, M-300; Sabin 44696; Clark, III, 204)
    TB28529  $80.00



  • Click on Image to expandMarshall, Paule:  Soul Clap Hands and Sing.  New York: Antheneum, 1961. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 red-orange cloth and brick red paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine, orange end sheets and the top edge of the text block is stained pink. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with just a touch of dampness staining to the rear flap. 177 pages of text. A collection of four short novellas. The author's third book. A clean, tight and unread copy.
    TB25089  $60.00



  • Marshall, James Wilson:  From Mexican Days to the Gold Rush.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1993. First thus. Near fine in dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text & decorations with a gilt top edge. There is a small 3/8" long but very narrow paint stain (?) at the joint to the front board. The Lakeside Classic release of 1993. Co-authored with Edward Gould Buffum. Both authors grew up in California. Each of their books were first published in 1870 and 1850.
    TB22359  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandMartel, P.:  A New Plan of Fort Louis of ye Rhein - Le Fort Louis du Rhein.  : , July 28, 1744. . A map in fine to near fine condition professionally washed and backed under the supervision of the Clements Library. It measuring 13 3/8" across the bottom edge (while the image size is 13 1/16" (border to border) by 11 1/8" tall with the image measuring 10 11/16" tall (border to border). It illustrates the classic Vauban-style fortification which presumably played a role in the European conflicts of 1744. It may have originally been published in an English magazine or work on military fortifications. There is a watermark of the fleur-de-lis embedded in the paper.
    TB18622  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandMartin, Joseph Plumb:  Yankee Doodle Boy.  New York: Holiday House, 1995. First Thus. Fine in 1/4 red cloth and light blue paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine In a fine, unclipped (($15.95) dust jacket. The personal narrative of a young man of 15 from Connecticut who signed up with the regiment of soldiers from his hometown. Edited by George F. Scheer and illustrated with maps and drawings by Victor Mays.
    TB03336  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandMartin, Don :  Don Martin's Droll Book.  Milwaukee, Oregon: Dark Horse Comics, Inc., (1992). First Paperback Edition. Fine in heavy printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/4". Without a dust jacket as issued. 126 pages of comics. A perfect copy with no signs of rot, rodents or any other anti-social behavior.
    TB24708  $20.00



  • Martin, Samuel J.:  Southern Hero Matthew Calbraith Butler Confederate General & U.S. Senator.  Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books, 2001. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 red cloth and black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. 388 pages containing an index, bibliography, chapter notes, text and photographs.
    TB14624  $14.00



  • Martin, Albro:  Railroads Triumphant The Growth, Rejection, and Rebirth of a Vital American Force.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 yellow cloth and paper covered boards with metallic red text on the spine. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket. 428 pages including an index, text and illustrations.
    TB17146  $8.40



  • Click on Image to expandMarvel, IK.:  Reveries of A Bachelor: or, A Book Of The Heart.  Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1893. . Very good+ in purple cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. A 24mo measuring 5 3/4" by 4" with an early prior owner's name on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. A collection of 29 short stories. 306 pages of text followed by two pages of ads by the publisher.
    TB24161  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandMarx, Karl:  Das Kapital A Critique Of Political Economy.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1992. Collector's Edition. This complete, two volume set is in fine condition in full, red leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spines with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the heads of the spines. The edges of the text blocks are in gilt. Each is a quarto of 8 1/2 by 5 3/8 inches. The gilt on the fore edges of both volumes show very minor nicking to the gilt. Blank Easton Press book plates on the front paste downs are ready to take the name of their next owner. Volume I contains 341 pages followed by an index for both volumes. Volume II contains pages 342 to 869 followed by the index. A very clean, tight and handsome set without any indication that the set has been read nor showing any signs of notations or markings.
    TB29948  $225.00



  • Click on Image to expandMasefield, John:  The Dream.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1922. Signed, limited first Edition. Very good in 1/4 black cloth and decorated blue-gray paper covered boards with a paper label on the spine and on the front board. The paper label on the spine has a number of very small chips around the edges none of which impact on the text. Without a dust jacket. With woodblock illustrations by Judith Masefield. One of only 750 signed and numbered copies printed and sold and this one is identified as copy 281 and signed by the author on the verso of the second free end paper. A small quarto measuring 9 5/8" tall by 56 1/2" deep containing 37 pages of text.
    TB19427  $30.00



  • Masefield, John:  The Locked Chest/The Sweeps of Ninety-Eight.  New York: The Macmillan Co., 1916. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in paper covered boards with a title block on the front board with light soiling and foxing. Without a dust jacket but protected with a plastic covering. Copy 621 of 1,000 limited edtion copies. The frontispiece is a photgraph of the author. Two one act plays presented on 114 pages.
    TB05546  $20.00



  • Masefield, John:  The Taking of the Gry.  New York: The Macmillan Co., 1934. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with decorated map end papers. In a very good+ dust jacket lightly worn at the spine ends and a narrow chip at the top of the front panel. The author, better known as a Poet Laureate, produced this tale that takes place on the Eastern Spanish Main.
    TB05580  $6.72



  • Click on Image to expandMason, Dexter:  The Art of Drinking Or What To Make With What You Have.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1930). First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in red cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and black text and black borders on the front board. A 16mo of 6 5/8 by 4 1/2 inches with light soiling to the cloth on the boards and spine and with a recipe written in longhand on the verso of the fly title page. Without a dust jacket. 76 pages containing recipes for 113 cocktails. Prohibition ran from 1920 to 1933. Although the sale and consumption of alcoholic products were prohibited the publication of books about making cocktails during that period was not prohibited. This title also contains canapé suggestions for each drink recipe.
    TB30651  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandMason, A. Hughlett:  The Journal Of Charles Mason And Jeremiah Dixon.  Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1969. First Edition. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A quarto of 11 3/4 by 9 1/4 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the heel of the spine. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with light soiling to the panels and chipping at the ends of the spine area which has been reinforced with white tape to the verso side of the jacket. 231 pages of text including an appendix and illustrated with a frontispiece from a photograph and with line drawings and maps. Transcribed from the original in the United States National Archives.
    TB30712  $45.00



  • Mason, Bobbie Ann:  In Country.  New York: Harper & Row, 1985. First Edition, First printing. Near fine, corners bumped else fine. In a near fine dust jacket with the upper corner worn, else fine. The author's first novel which was made into a film.
    TB03298  $28.00



  • Mason, Bobbie Ann:  Feather Crowns.  New York: HarperCollins, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. A 1993 nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her fourth book and second work of fiction.
    TB03166  $19.60



  • Mason, F. Van Wyck:  Trumpets Sound No More.  Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1975. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with a prior owner's name on the first free end paper. In a very good+ dust jacket with very modest wear and rubbing to the spine ends. An historical novel which deals with the years following Appomattox in the south's efforts to return to normal amid the devastation and gangs of wandering, pillaging ex-soldiers.
    TB07802  $12.60



  • Click on Image to expandMason, Bernard S.:  Cabins, Cottages and Summer Homes.  South Brunswick, NY: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1947. Reprint. Near fine in light gray paper covered boards with black text on the spine. In a very near fine unclipped dust jacket. 168 pages including an index which includes elevational drawings and plans for numerous guest homes, cabins and summer homes.
    TB20430  $8.00



  • Click on Image to expandMason, H. R. Randolph:  Historic Houses of Connecticut Open to the Public.  Stonington, Conn.: The Pequot Press, Inc., 1963. First Edition. Near fine in printed, heavy paper wraps over a stapled binding. The front panel has a 1 inch long closed tear at its upper edge. A small quarto measuring 9 by 6 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. 64 pages of text illustrated with a two page map and with black and white photographs throughout. Comprised Connecticut Booklet number 5 and sponsored by The Connecticut League of Historical Societies, Inc. With an introduction by Dr. Robert J. Craig. This booklet provides descriptions of 55 housed together with a list of almost 100 other historical buildings and museums.
    TB26315  $5.00



  • Click on Image to expandMassie, Robert K.:  Dreadnought Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War.  New York: Random House, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 maroon cloth and decorated paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. With a gift inscription at the upper edge of the first free end paper. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Sub-titled: Britain, Germany, and the coming of the Great War. This author is an excellent biographer who also wrote Peter the Great and Nicholas and Alexandra. 1007 pages with index and with 32 pages of black and white period photographs.
    TB19275  $18.00



  • Click on Image to expandMasters, John:  Trial At Monomoy.  New York and Evanston: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1964. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with gilt and black text on the spine and a gilt facsimile of the author's signature on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 5/8 inches. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with rubbing and light wear and short closed tears at the upper corners of the spine area and at the upper fore corner of the front panel. 341 pages of text. The author's first novel with an American setting. (from the dust jacket flap) A bright and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28756  $60.00



  • Masters, John:  To the Coral Strand.  New York: Harper & Row, 1962. First Edition, First printing. Fine in coral cloth covered boards with black text stamping on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with a small (1/8") chip at the top edge of the spine area and rubbed at the fold to the front flap.
    TB06328  $9.80



  • Click on Image to expandMathewson, Worth:  Reflections On Snipe.  Amity, Oregon: Sand Lake Press, 1995. Limited First Edition. Fine in full dark blue leather-like, textured cloth, covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board. Without a dust jacket as issued. Illustrated by Eldridge Hardie with line drawings and a frontispiece etching. Signed "Best Wishes" by the author on the first free end page underneath of which he has taped a small feather from a snipe. This copy is numbered "56" of only 600 copies printed. 130 pages of text and illustrations. The book also comes with a fine, signed and numbered (56) etching by Eldgridge Hardie which matches the frontispiece in the book. This original etching is only one of one hundred copies produced. The image measures 6 3/4" tall by 4 7/8" wide on laid paper measuring 11" by 9".
    TB20912  $250.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMatschat, Cecile H.:  Suwannee River.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1938). First Edition. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. The cloth on the spine is oddly both tanned and faded. In a very good+ unclipped second printing dust jacket with the spine tanned and rubbed and worn at the ends of the spine area. Signed without a date or inscription by the author on the fly title page. The third volume in The Rivers of America series with illustrations by Alexander Key. This is one of the more difficult first edition titles in the series to locate in an acceptable dust jacket. 296 pages including an index, bibliography and glossary all of which is followed by an eleven page essay by Constance Skinner introducing the series. Please note this jacket is from a second printing.
    TB29895  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatschat, Cecile H.:  Suwannee River (1st UK Edition).  London: William Hodge and Company, Limited, (1951). First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. In a very good- unclipped dust jacket with three narrow 1/2" deep chips at the upper edge of the spine area, small chips from the fore corners of the front panel with rubbing at the folds. This is the first UK edition of the third volume in The Rivers of America series with illustrations by Alexander Key. 256 pages including an index, bibliography and a glossary. Certainly a collectible copy with no prior ownership markings.
    TB29173  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthews, Frederick C.:  American Merchant Ships 1850-1900 (Series II) Limited Edition.  Salem, Mass.: Marine Research Society, 1931. Limited Edtion. Very good in 1/4 black cloth and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on a faded cloth spine and with marbled end sheets. A small quarto measuring 10 1/4" by 7 1/4" with the tips of the boards worn and several short closed tears to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. One of only ninety-seven printed of which only 87 were for sale and this volume is identified as number 81. 358 pages including an index. Illustrated with 53 photographs or photographic reproductions of works of art. The twenty-third volume in the series of publications by the Marine Research Society.
    TB25074  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthews, Frederick C.:  American Merchant Ships 1850-1900.  Salem, Mass.: Marine Research Society, 1930. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is slightly faded and rubbed and the title page is slightly tanned due to the tissue guard on the frontispiece. The binding, hinges and joints are all strong and all pages are present. In a good dust jacket with 1/2" deep chips across the upper edge of the spine area and with small chips from the corners of the front panel. A small quarto measuring 10" tall by 7" deep containing 399 pages including an index, text and illustrated with 127 photographic plates of merchant sailing ships. The twenty-first volume in the series of publications by the Marine Research Society. (Howes M-424)
    TB22582  $60.00



  • Matthews, Greg:  The Further Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  New York: Crown Publishing, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 light green cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Although Australian by birth, the author is now living in the US. This is his first book. This novel takes the story of Huck and Jim beyond where Mark Twain left off.
    TB05289  $22.05



  • Click on Image to expandMatthews, Frederick C.:  American Merchant Ships 1850-1900 (Series II).  Salem, Mass.: Marine Research Society, 1931. First Edition, First printing. Fair in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. The cloth on the rear board is well wrinkled due to dampness which has invaded the lower half of the rear 125 pages of the text. Fortunately, there is no "high water mark" as a result of this water damage. Without a dust jacket (if it ever had one). 358 pages including an index. Illustrated with 53 photographs or photographic reproductions of works of art. The twenty-third volume in the series of publications by the Marine Research Society.
    TB22579  $15.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMatthiessen, Peter:  Seal Pool.  Garden City: Doubleday, 1972. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in color illustrated cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and with a color illustration on the front board with black text. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 3/8 inches. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket however, the jacket's original price was clipped to allow the publisher to attach a new price on a sticker. Signed by the author on a bookplate which is tipped on to the first free end page. 79 pages of text with 17 color plates Illustrated by William Pene duBois. Matthiessen first book for children.
    TB29304  $300.00



  • Matthiessen, Peter:  In The Spirit of Crazy Horse.  New York: Viking Press, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 maroon cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with a prior owner's blind, embossed seal on the fly title page. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with several short closed tears on the lower edges of the spine and panels together with some related creasing with several creases to the front flap. Signed by the author on the first free end paper. This is the true first edition of the book which was suppressed and recalled for destruction shortly after its publication due to complaints made by the FBI. The title was re-leased in 1991. This is one of the scarce volumes which made it to the market and avoided capture.
    TB20000  $225.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMatthiessen, Peter:  In The Spirit of Crazy Horse.  New York: Viking Press, 1991. First Edition of the 1991 Reprint, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and brown paper covered boards. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription. 645 pages containing an index, chapter notes, an afterword by Martin Garbus, epilogue by the author and text. Illustrated with maps.
    TB29590  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  In The Spirit of Crazy Horse.  New York: Viking Press, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 maroon cloth and light orange paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with light foxing appearing on the edges of the text block. In a very near fine unclipped dust jacket with a small 1/3" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel and with two small nicks at the lower corners of the front panel and a crease to the front flap. This is the true first edition of the book which was suppressed and recalled for destruction shortly after its publication due to complaints made by the FBI. The title was re-leased in 1991. This is one of the scarce volumes which made it to the market and avoided capture. 628 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. A very handsome copy with no ownership marks, notations or book plates.
    TB01095  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Lost Man's River.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1997. Signed First Edition. Fine in full royal blue 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 3/16" tall by 5 3/4" deep containing 539 pages of text. Signed by the author on the specially tipped-in second free end page and accompanied with a laid-in Certificate of Authenticity from the publisher. This is copy number 573 of only 1,150 copies signed and numbered by the author. One of The Easton Press' signed, first edition, leather bound books. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates to mar its appearance.
    TB19530  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Raditzer.  New York: Viking Press, 1961. First Edition, First printing. Very good in 1/4 white cloth and blue paper covered boards with blue text stamping on the spine. The spine is soiled and the front board is somewhat bowed. In a very good price clipped dust jacket with light wear and flecking of the colors, creasing and short closed tears at ends of the spine and at the folds. The spine area is also slightly faded. Laid-in is an envelope from the author containing an undated short letter on an index card regarding his willingness to answer questions of the recipient on his book The Snow Leopard. It is signed "Sincerely | Peter Matthiessen" The author's fourth book and third novel which takes place on a troop transport vessel near the end of World War II. 152 pages of text.
    TB16769  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Raditzer.  New York: Viking Press, 1961. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 white cloth and blue paper covered boards with blue text stamping on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 3/8". In a very good unclipped dust jacket with a 1/8" deep chip at the upper rear corner of the spine area and with a 1/4" deep closed tear at the front corner. The spine area is faded to a light blue and that hue carries around to the front panel by another 1/3". The author's fourth book and third novel which takes place on a troop transport vessel near the end of World War II. 152 pages of text. Overall, an excellent and very collectible copy!
    TB23672  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  At Play In The Fields Of The Lord.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 2001. Collector's Edition. Fine in full, dark green leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine, gilt text and tool work within the compartments, gilt tool work on both boards, silk end sheets, gilt to the edges of the text block and there is a placement ribbon sewn-in at the top of the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the second free end page. Laid-in is the publisher's note card about the author and this book. 373 pages of text. This title was nominated for the 1965 National Book Award.
    TB24401  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  The Snow Leopard.  Franklin: The Franklin Library, 1978. First Edition. Fine in full tan leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments and with gilt tool work on the boards. The edges of the text block are gilt, the end sheets are silk and there is a matching placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. There are minor touches of wear to the tips of the boards and minor fading to the leather on the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" containing 348 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. This printing is the true first edition of this book. It was the winner of the 1979 National Book Award. 348 pages including an index.
    TB29410  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Oomingmak The Expedition to the Musk Ox Island in the Bering Sea.  New York: Hastings House, (1967). First Edition, First printing. Fine in red cloth covered boards with silver colored and black text on the spine and black text and a outline of a silver musk ox on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches with printed end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with only a tiny hint of rubbing at the upper edge of the spine area. Signed without an inscription by the author on the title page. 85 pages including an index and text. Illustrated throughout with a map and black and white photographs. A fine, clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29584  $70.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Sal Si Puedes.  New York: Random House, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with metallic red text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 5/8 inches. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with the spine very slightly faded, a 3/8" closed tear at the upper edge of the spine area and several minor small nicks to the edges of the panels. Signed without an inscription by the author on the title page. Roughly translated from the Spanish, the title means, escape if you can. The book is Matthiessen's tribute to Cesar Chavez the founder and leader of the United Fram Workers. 372 pages of text.
    TB29586  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Baikal Sacred Sea of Siberia.  London: Thames and Hudson, 1992. First Edition. Fine in navy blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and decoration on the front board. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. Signed by the author without an inscription on the title page. Photographs by Boyd Norton. The book is of the same format as its American version but with a jacket with a considerably different appearance.
    TB29595  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Nine-Headed Dragon River Zen Journals 1969-1985.  Boston: Shambhala, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt design on the front board. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with just a hint of rubbing at the upper and lower fore edges of the panels at the folds to the flaps. Signed without an inscription by the author on the title page. 288 pages including an index, glossary, chapter notes and text. A fine, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29583  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Shadows of Africa.  New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1992. First Edition. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and front board. An oblong small quarto of 9 3/4 by 10 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. Signed without an inscription on the fly title page by the author. 120 pages of text and illustrations by Mary Frank. A fine, bright and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29587  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Sand Rivers.  New York: The Viking Press, 1981. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in white cloth covered boards with blue and red text stamped on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/4 by 6 3/4 inches with minor soiling to the cloth on the boards. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with the soiling from the boards offset onto the verso of the dust jacket and with rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area. Signed by the author without an inscription on the title page. 213 pages including notes and text. Illustrated throughout with both black and white and color photos by Hugo van Lawick
    TB29585  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Indian Country.  New York: Viking, 1984. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 maroon cloth and tan paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/8 inches with map end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Laid-in at the title page is a slip of paper signed by Peter Matthiessen. 338 pages including an index.
    TB29593  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Wildlife in America.  New York: Viking, 1959. First Edition, First printing. Very Good+ with a light water stain to the cloth at the bottom of the spine and lower corners of the front and rear boards. This stain did not impact on the end sheets or the text in any way. In a very good+ dust jacket with light wear and rubbing on the spine ends. 304 pages of text including an index, bibliography, appendices and text.
    TB01824  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  African Silences.  New York: Random House, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 light green cloth and off white paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed without an inscription by the author on the fly title page. 225 pages of text.
    TB29589  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Men's Lives.  New York: Random House, 1986. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and map end papers. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 8" with a long, dated gift inscription on the fly title page, else fine. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket, else fine. "The surfmen and baymen of the south fork" of Long Island. This is the author's tribute to the fisherman of the eastern tip of Long Island. 339 pages of text, notes and black and white photographs.
    TB27449  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Indian Country.  New York: Viking, 1984. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 maroon cloth and tan paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/8 inches with map end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 338 pages including an index.
    TB29345  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  The Birds of Heaven.  New York: North Point Press, 2001. First Edition. Fine in black cloth and bright red paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and black text on the front board and illustrated map end papers. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Illustrated with painting and drawings by Robert Bateman. 349 pages including an index, chapter notes and text.
    TB29361  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Lost Man's River.  New York: Random House, 1997. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and blind embossing on the front board. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author without an inscription on the title page. The second novel in the Watson trilogy which was started with in 1990 with the release of Killing Mr. Watson. Like its predecessor this book also takes place in what is now Naples, FL.
    TB29582  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Under the Mountain Wall.  New York: Viking Press, 1961. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards. In a very good+ dust jacket with tanning around the outside edges of the flaps and with a tiny hole in the spine area. The second state with the pictures in the front and in the rear of book. While a member of the Harvard-Peabody expedition to Netherland New Guinea the author studied the Kurelu tribe.
    TB00955  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  Tigers in the Snow.  New York: North Point Press, 2000. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and burnt orange paper covered boards. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 7 inches with map end sheets. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. With an introduction and photographs by Maurice Hornocker. 185 pages containing notes, text and color photographs through-out.
    TB29360  $20.00



  • Matthiessen, Peter:  Blue Meridian.  New York: Random House, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Very Good with the first free end page stuck to the front paste down. The edges of boards dampness stained with no impact to the text. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket.
    TB01690  $12.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  On the River Styx and other Stories.  New York: Random House, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine In a near fine dust jacket with a 1/4" closed tear at the upper edge of the spine area.
    TB00167  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandMatthiessen, Peter:  African Silences.  New York: Random House, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine In a fine dust jacket.
    TB00729  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandMaugham, W. Somerset:  The Circle A Comedy In Three Acts.  New York: George H. Doran Company, (1921). First Edition. Very good in off-white paper covered boards with a paper label on the spine and a second paper label on the front board. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 4 7/8 inches with the paper at the head and heel of the spine worn down to the edges of the text block, heavy wear to the lower edges of the boards and with a prior owner's name and date of 1921 on the first free end page. 92 pages of script.
    TB30238  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandMaurer, John H., Jr.:  Sea Stories Twenty-Five Years In Submarines.  n.p.: BookLocker.com, Inc., (2011). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. Signed by the author without an inscription or date on the title page. Laid-in at the front of the book is a one page, typed note by the author about "Submarine NR-1". 160 pages of text containing 51 stories.
    TB30747  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expandMaurois, Andre:  La Vie De Disraeli.  Paris: NRF, 1928. . Very good in 3/4 light brown leather and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and green marbled paper end sheets with the top edge of the text block gilt. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/2" with a Christmas 1928 gift inscription on the second free end page. Pages 105/106 have been open roughly causing a 2" closed tear to the fore edge. Without a dust jacket. 338 pages of text.
    TB26312  $30.00



  • Maxtone-Graham, John:  Liners to the Sun.  Neew York: MacMillan Publishing, 1985. First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in light blue cloth and paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and map end sheets with some bumping and wear to the lower edge of the boards. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to the lower edges of the spine and to the front panel. The unusual jacket for this book can be unfolded to become a wall chart of the cruise ships of the late 20th century. 495 pages including an index, text and illustrated with maps and many black and white photographs throughout.
    TB21261  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandMayhall, Mildred P.:  The Kiowas.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1962. First Edition. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with slight tracings of flecking of the colors near the base of the spine area. The 63rd volume in The Civilization of the American Indian Series. 315 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with three sections of black and white images from photographs.
    TB30343  $45.00



  • Mayor, A. Hyatt:  Popular Prints of the Americas.  New York: Crown Publishing, 1973. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine & front board with the lower edge of the boards lt. soiled. In a very good- dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap but with a number of closed tears around the edges of the panels which are also tanned at the edges. 183 pages including an index together with 195 illustrations 47 of which are in full color.
    TB13832  $21.00



  • Click on Image to expandMazer, Ben:  Rockwell Kent's Bookplate For John Whiting Friel.  Boston: Boss Fine Books, 2002. First Edition, Limited Printing. Fine in heavy, brown paper wraps over a sewn binding with one of the four sizes of bookplates created by Rockwell Kent for John Whiting Friel on the front panel. A small quarto measuring 9 3/4 by 7 inches One of only 250 copies printed. 15 pages of text. Tipped in are four bookplates by Rockwell Kent all made for John Whiting Friel. The author describes the genesis of the commission given to Kent by Friel to create not only a large format bookplate, but also one which was created in four sizes.
    TB28836  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandMc Dougall, Walter A.:  The Heavens And The Earth A Political History Of The Space Age.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1988. Collector's Edition. Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. With illustrated end papers and a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 9" tall by 6" deep containing 555 pages of text including an index Laid-in is the publisher's brochure outlining the contents of this volume. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The Library Of American History series. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB25943  $75.00



  • McAdam, Roger Williams:  Priscilla of Fall River.  New York: Stephen Daye Press, 1956. Revised Edition. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and with map end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6" In a very good unclipped dust jacket with a 1/4" deep chip from the lower corner of the spine area and with several short closed tears to the edges of the panels. 224 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs.
    TB23854  $18.00



  • McBride, William M.:  Mark Twain A Bibliography of the Collections of the Mark Twain Memorial.  Hartford: McBride Publishers, 1984. First Limited Edition. Fine in simulated leather covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the lower corner of the front flap. 497 pages of text and photographs. A remarkably comprehensive bibliography of Mark Twian. A must have for every Twain collector.
    TB17176  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcCabe, James B.:  The Household Encyclopaedia of Business and Social Forms - Salesman's Sample.  Hartford: Aetna Publishing Co., 1883 (?). First Edition, First printing. Good to very good condition bound with two bindings: one decorated cloth & the other and tooled and gilt decorated morocco with all edges worn. Without a dust jacket. This is a salesman's copy of the book as it contains several pages for the inclusion of subscribers' names, their residence and style of binding desired. Both bindings examples have a fold-out flap end which illustrates the style of binding on the spine. Containing approximately 150 representative pages from the 872 pages in the finished product which is followed by a number of blank, ruled pages for the salesman to write in subscriber's names and addresses.
    TB09198  $80.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcCague, James:  The Cumberland.  New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, (1973). First Edition. Fine in yellow-green linen cloth covered boards with a green and gilt text block on the on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and with minor rubbing to the ends of the spine area with a 1/2" closed tear at the upper edge of the spine area and a 1" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel. The 63rd volume in the Rivers of America Series. With illustrations by Charles Walker. 225 pages including an index and bibliography. A very nice collectible copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30593  $90.00



  • McCaig, Donald:  An American Home Place.  New York: Crown Publishers, 1992. First Edition, First printing. Near fine with remainder mark on top edge of the text block. In a fine dust jacket.
    TB02414  $14.00



  • McCaig, Donald:  Nop's Trials.  New York: Crown Publishers, 1984. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and green paper covered boards with faint, light foxing marks at the edges of the text block. In a fine dust jacket.
    TB03402  $12.25



  • Click on Image to expandMcCain, Diana Ross:  Connecticut Coast A Town-byTown Illustrated History.  Guilford, Conn.: GPP (Globe Pequot Press), (2009). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in brown paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4" by 8 1/2". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Photographs from The Connecticut Historical Society. 275 pages and photographs covering the 24 shoreline towns of Connecticut from the New York state border to the Rhode Island border.
    TB27852  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcCain, Diana Ross:  Connecticut Coast A Town-by-Town Illustrated History.  Guilford, Conn.: The Globe Pequot Press, (2009). First Edtion, First Printing. Near fine in brown paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 10 3/4 by 8 1/2 inches with a bump to the top fore edge of the front board and with a long, dated, gift inscription on the first free end page. There are also more mild bumps to the lower fore corners of the boards. In a near fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. (276) pages of text. Illustrated from black and white photographs from The Connecticut Historical Society. A pictorial examination of the twenty-four shoreline towns of Connecticut stretching from the New York to the Rhode Island borders.
    TB30381  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcCarthy, Mary:  Birds of America.  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 two raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments. The end sheets are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All edges of the text block are gilt. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/2" containing 341 pages of text and illustrated by James Campbell. Signed by the author on the third free end paper. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's 22 page "notes from the editors". An extremely handsome, crisp clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates, inscriptions or book plates.
    TB26685  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcClary, Ben Harris (Editor):  Washington Irving and the House of Murray: Geoffrey Crayon Charms The British, 1817-1856.  Knoxville, Tenn.: University of Tennessee Press, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in bright orange cloth covered boards with a gilt on black spine label. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 242 pages including an index, bibliography and appendices. Illustrated with earlier works of art.
    TB27183  $10.00



  • McClendon, Lise:  Painted Truth.  New York: Walker & Company, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. Signed and dated by the author on the title page. An Alix Thorseen mystery.
    TB04225  $14.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcClintock, Captain:  A Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin.  Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. Author's Edition. Very good in purple, pebbled, blind stamped cloth covered boards with faded copper colored text stamping on the spine which is slightly faded. A small octavo of 7 5/8 by 4 7/8 inches with yellow end sheets. The text block is completely foxed around the margins of each page 375 pages including an appendices and text. The two, fold-out maps are located at the end of the text are in excellent condition. The text is illustrated with an engraved frontispiece with 14 plates and one engraving within the text (one plate is missing) plus three maps of four called for and the facsimile of the Record found of the Franklin Expedition.
    TB30239  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcCollum, Kenneth G.:  Nelson Algren A Checklist .  Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1973. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark maroon cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 7/8 inches. Without a dust jacket. 107 pages of text. Illustrated with a sketch of Nelson Algren as the frontispiece. With an introduction by Studs Terkel.
    TB29850  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcCord, David:  Take Sky More Rhymes of the Never Was and Always Is.  Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1961, 1962. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and black text with a sketch with a facsimile of the author's signature on the front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/2" with a very faint circular 2" dampness stain on the front board; else, fine. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area and to the corners of the panels with light soiling to the front panel. Signed, warmly inscribed and dated "July 1963" by the author on the first free end page with a small sketch of an owl. 107 pages of text with drawings by Henry B. Kane. A collection of 48 rhymes and poems for children.
    TB24041  $30.00



  • McCord, Christian:  Across the Shining Mountains.  Ottawa, IL: Jameson Books, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards. In a near fine dust jacket with very modest wear to the upper edge of the spine area and light soiling to the upper 1/2 of the spine area. One of the volumes in the Frontier Library series by Jameson Books. This volume deals with the fictionalized account of Nathaniel Wyeth who moved west to seek his fortune in the 1830's.
    TB07976  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expandMcCorkle, Barbara Backus:  New England in Early Printed Maps 1513 to 1800.  Providence, RI: The John Carter Brown Library, (2001). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with silver colored italic text stamped on the spine with a blind embossed medallion on front board. An oblong quarto measuring 11 1/2" by 12" with no prior ownership markings of any kind. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket two very short closed tears to the upper edges of the front and rear panels. With a foreword by Edward H. Dahl and a preface by Norman Fiering. "An Illustrated Carto-Biibliography" containing 354 pages including a bibliography, index of persons associated with the making of the maps, index of map titles, chronological list of individual state maps, and Chronological list of maps. Illustrated throughout with over 800 maps.
    TB28464  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcCourt, Frank:  Angela's Ashes A Memoir.  New York: Scribner, (1996). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in 1/4 maroon cloth and maroon paper covered boards with bright gilt text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/8 by 6 1/8 inches with green end sheets with crimping to the the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket which shows similar crimping to the ends of the spine area to match the spine of the book. The Winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction. 363 pages of text. An extremely handsome, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29285  $85.00



  • McCracken, Harold:  Portrait Of The Old West.  New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1952. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in decorated green cloth covered boards with gray text and decorations on the spine and front board. In a very good dust jacket with the price intact but with a 1/2" deep chip at the upper edge of the spine area and small chips from the lower edge of the front panel. 232 pages containing text, sketches, full color plates and a biographical check list of Western Artists.
    TB14935  $14.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcCreight, Major I.:  Buffalo Bone Days A story of the Buffalo slaughter on our western plains.  DuBois, Penn.: Self-Published, 1950. First Edition in book form. Near fine in brown, pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the front board. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches with minor fly specking at the upper edge of the front board. Without a dust jacket presumably as issued. Across the face of the title page the author has written a long inscription to his editor. Reprinted from a series of articles appearing in the Dubois Courier-Express in 1949. 85 pages of text including an appendix and epilogue. Illustrated with reproductions of a number of black and white photographs. A very clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28789  $600.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcCullough, David:  The Great Bridge.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1972. First Edition. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with copper colored text and decorations stamped on the front board and on the spine with a long crease to the cloth of the spine and with mild dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In very good+, price clipped dust jacket with a 1/2" by 1/3" deep chip from the upper edge of the rear panel. "The epic story of the building of the Broooklyn Bridge." The author's second book. 636 pages with index, text and photographs. A very clean and attractive copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27496  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcCullough, David:  1776.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 dark blue cloth and blue paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and decorated end papers. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 386 pages including an index,bibliography, source notes, text and illustrated with three sections of reproductions of contemporary works of art, maps and facsimiles of original documentation. A bright, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28395  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcCullough, David:  Truman.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. First Edition. Near fine in 1/4 dark blue cloth and blue paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine which has the typical concave bow through its length. The top edge of the text block is lightly dust stained. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with a 3/4" closed tear at the fold to the front flap and with a 1/4" closed tear at the lower edge of the front flap. 1,117 pages including, photo credits, index, bibliography, source notes, text and three sections of photographs. Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize.
    TB20889  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcCullough, David:  The Wright Brothers.  New York: Simon & Schuster, (2015). First Paperback Edition. Fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6 1/8 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. 320 pages including an index, bibliography, source notes and text. Illustrated with three sections of black and white photographs.
    TB28554  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcCurdy, Michael:  Thoreau at the Cabin.  Great Barrington, Mass.: Self Published, 1989. Limited Edition Etching. A fine broadside etching on wove paper measuring 16 by 12 inches with Book Week New England 1990 printed in red across the top side of the image. The image of Henry David Thoreau standing at the open doorway of his cabin gazing in contemplation at Walden Pond measures roughly 8 by 6 inches. There is a minor, 1/4 inch printer's smudge at the upper left hand corner of the sheet very close to the edge of the paper. One of only 100 numbered and signed copies with this one identified as number 37 and signed by the artist in pencil. Hand-printed in December, 1989 for the New England Booksellers' Association for Book Week New England 1990. The etching originally appeared in the Yolla Bolly edition of The Winged Life.
    TB29445  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcCurdy, Michael, and Henry David Thoreau:  Thoreau.  Lincoln, Mass.: Pemaen Press, May 1977. Limited Edition Broadside. A fine broadside on ivory colored paper measuring 20 by 32 inches with Henry David Thoreau printed in red below Thoreau's image. Beneath his image and name appears a passage which is from Thoreau's second book - Walden: ' I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.' This copy is signed in ink and numbered 54 out of only 200 copies by the artist, Michael McCurdy. At the upper left of the paper is a faint, one inch tea or coffee stain which is at the extreme edge of the paper.
    TB29446  $150.00



  • McCutchan, Philip:  Kidnap.  London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in bright red paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine jacket with a distributor's sticker overlaid the price on the lower corner of the jacket flap. The 13th novel in the Simon Shard series. A beautiful book with no blemishes of any kind!
    TB05464  $20.00



  • McCutchan, Philip:  Tom Chatto: Apprentice.  London: Weidenfeld & Nicolso, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Fine in charcoal cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Preceded the US publication which was entitled: The Second Mate which was not released until July of 1996.
    TB06295  $15.00



  • McCutchan, Philip:  The All-Purpose Bodies.  New York: The John Day Company, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Very good with a number of small stains and soiling on the spine and covers. In a very good+ dust jacket with soiling on this basically white background jacket and modest wear to the lower spine area. The 11th Commander Shaw novel in the series. One of the earlier series titles by McCutchan.
    TB05463  $10.00



  • McCutchan, Philip:  Tom Chatto, Second Mate.  London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Fine in charcoal cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Preceded the US publication which was entitled: The Second Mate which was not released until July of 1996.
    TB06294  $10.00



  • McCutchan, Philip:  Coach North.  New York: Walker & Company, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Fine in ivory paper covered boards with black text on the spine. In a very near fine dust jacket with only slight slight rubbing at the corners and ends of the spine area. A sightseeing coach is hijacked while on its way north to the Scotish Highlands by a group of militants who will hold the tourists hostage until their spy associates are released.
    TB11018  $10.00



  • McCutchan, Philip:  Halfhyde on the Amazon.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a near fine dust jacket with flecking of the colors at the corners and top of spine and with two small areas of the front panel which are scratched.
    TB03946  $6.00



  • McCutchan, Philip:  The Second Mate.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The second novel in the Tom Chatto series.
    TB04865  $5.25



  • McCutchan, Philip:  Cameron Comes Through.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a near fine dust jacket with a hint of rubbing and minor creasing to the upper edge of the front panel. The price is intact on the flap. Donald Cameron's second adventure aboard the British destroyer Wharfedale.
    TB10441  $4.00



  • McCutchan, Philip:  The New Lieutenant.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. fine. The third in the Tom Chatto series where the protagonist leaves the Merchant Marine for the Royal Navy Reserve. He serves on a vessel in the Mediterranean to draw enemy U-boat fire.
    TB04861  $3.75



  • McCutchan, Philip:  Apprentice to the Sea.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995. First U.S. Edition. Fine in blue paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with tiny nicks and flecking to the corners. Published in Great Britian under the name Tom Chatto: Apprentice. The first volume in the Tom Chatto series.
    TB04868  $3.75



  • Click on Image to expandMcDermott, John Francis (Editor):  Before Mark Twain A Sampler of Old, Old Times on the Mississippi.  Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, (1968). First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 white buckram cloth and printed paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine with map endsheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 6". In a very near fine price clipped dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to the corners of the spine area. 298 pages including an index. A collection of 37 "diaries, travel accounts and reminiscences of voyages through the wilderness in which men detailed the adventures of their youth" and which help to document the settlement of the western plains following the close of the American Revolution. (Quotation from the editor's introduction.) One of the volumes in the publisher's series Travels On The Western Waters.
    TB24285  $30.00



  • McDonough, Peter, and Eugene C. Bianchi:  Passionate Uncertainty Inside the American Jesuits.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 black cloth and brown paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine with occasional penciled marginal notes. In a near fine dust jacket. 380 pages including an index, chapter notes and text.
    TB17781  $8.00



  • McGarrity, Michael:  The Judas Judge.  New York: Dutton Publishing, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in paper covered boards. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap but with two shallow closed tears at the lower edge of the spine area on the folds to the panels.
    TB14396  $6.00



  • McGrath, Roger D.:  Gunfighters Highwaymen & Vigilantes.  Berkeley: University of Calif. Pres, 1984. First Edition, First printing. Fine in green cloth covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a very near fine dust jacket with a 1.5" closed tear on the rear panel at the fold to the flap and with small creases on the edges. 291 pages with index with a number of period photographs. Unfortunately portions of pages 264 through 271 have been underlined in black flow pen.
    TB06092  $21.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcGuane, Thomas:  The Sporting Club.  New York: First Edition, 1968. First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with a prior owner's name on the upper edge of the first free end paper and mild foxing to the fore edge of the text block. There is also a very small area on the cloth at the heel of the spine which is slightly sun faded. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with a 1/2" closed tear at the lower edge of the front panel and very slight wear at the ends of the spine area. The prior owner's name at the upper edge of the front free end paper is none other than William Shirer (1903 -1993), who was a journalist and one of "Morrow Boys" broadcasting the news of Europe in the early days of World War II. His most famous volumes were Berlin Diary and The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. This was McGuane's first book which has become quite uncommon in such nice condition. It is a work of fiction which deals with two men who "resume a long-standing and destructive competitive friendship" while at a hunting and fishing club in Michigan.
    TB19035  $200.00



  • McGuane, Thomas:  Panama.  New York: Farrar, Straus & Gir, 1978. First Edition, First printing. Near fine with the heel of the spine area dampness stained in light green 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards. In a near fine dust jacket with a hint of wear to the base of the spine area. Considered by the author to be his best book.
    TB04486  $35.00



  • McGuane, Thomas:  To Skin a Cat (1st UK).  London: Secker & Warburg, 1987. First Edition, First printing. Fine in bright red cloth covered boards with gilt text lettering on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The author's eighth book in its British format which is quite different from its American counterpart.
    TB07765  $20.00



  • McGuane, Thomas:  Keep the Change.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine In a fine jacket with a hint of rubbing to the corners of the panels.
    TB06509  $14.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMcGuane, Thomas:  Keep the Change.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 tan cloth and light green paper covered boards with green metallic text on the spine and a facsimile of the author's signature on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed without an inscription by the author on the title page. 230 pages of text. A fine, bright and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29322  $12.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMcGuane, Thomas:  Something to be Desired.  New York: Random House, 1984. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and white paper covered boards with bold silver colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with a faint crease on the front flap and three faint creases on the front panel. Signed without an inscription by the author on the fly title page. 173 pages of text.
    TB29323  $12.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMcGuane, Thomas:  To Skin a Cat.  New York: E. P. Dutton, 1986. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 white cloth and black paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed without an inscription by the author on the title page. The author's eighth book.
    TB29324  $12.00



  • McGuane, Thomas:  To Skin a Cat.  New York: E. P. Dutton, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine In a fine dust jacket.
    TB00703  $5.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcIlvaine, Mabel:  Reminiscences of Chicago During the Great Fire.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1915. First thus. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt Lakeside Press logo and border on the front board and gilt text on the spine and with the top edge of the text block gilt. The gilt text on the spine remains bright and clean. There are a few minor blemishes to the cloth of the front board and there is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down; otherwise, there are no other prior ownership markings of any kind in this copy. The fold-out illustration of the city after the fire is in place and is in perfect condition. The fold-out map following page 36 is present and is in perfect condition. A very scarce early Lakeside Classic in excellent condition with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30333  $475.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcIlvaine, Mabel:  Reminiscences of Chicago During the Civil War.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1914. First thus. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt border on the front board and gilt text on the spine. The gilt decorations and text on the spine are clean and bright. There is a prior owner's attractive book plate on the front paste down. The twelfth Lakeside Classic from Christmas, 1914. The book contains first person narratives dealing with the period of time just prior to and during the early part of the Civil War. An early Lakeside Classic which is fast becoming more difficult to find in collectable condition.
    TB30334  $450.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcIlvaine, Mabel:  Reminiscences of Chicago During the Forties and Fifties.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1913. First thus. Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt border and logo on the front board and gilt text text on the spine. The cloth on the front board shows a few minor blemishes and there is an attractive prior owner's book plate on the front paste down; otherwise there are no other prior ownership markings of any kind. The eleventh Lakeside Classic issued in 1913 and rather uncommon.
    TB30335  $300.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcIlvaine, Mabel:  Reminiscences of Early Chicago.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1912. First thus. Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt border on the front board and gilt text on the spine. The gilt text on the spine and the gilt decorations on the front board are bright, clean and easily seen. The cloth on the front board is faintly marred with the nibbling of silver fish and there is a prior owner's attractive book plate on the front paste down; otherwise, there are no other prior ownership markings of any kind and with light foxing to the rough cut fore edge of the text block. The tenth Lakeside Classic issued during the Christmas season of 1912. This book contains narratives from visitors to Chicago as early as 1834 when it was a village. 174 pages and illustrated with a frontispiece. A very collectible copy.
    TB30336  $275.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMcKay, Richard C.:  South Street A Maritime History of New York.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1934). First Edition. Very near fine in beige cloth covered boards with black text and blue rules on the spine and with the same on the front board. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches with light soiling around the edge of the board In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a number of short chips at the upper edge of the spine area and with 1/4" deep chips at the lower edge of the same and a number of closed tears and small chips from the edge of the front and rear panels. Warmly inscribed and dated on the fly title page by the author to Charles W. Hagan. 460 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and from earlier works of art throughout.
    TB30247  $125.00



  • McKee, Alexander:  H.M.S. Bounty.  New York: William Morrow & Co., 1962. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and paper covered boards. In a very good+ dust jacket with a price clipped front flap and 1/8" chips across the upper edge of the spine area. A true account of the famous mutiny of 1789. Published in the UK under the name of "The Truth About the Mutiny on the Bounty."
    TB11568  $12.00



  • McKelvie, Colin:  Flyfishing for Salmon An Introduction.  Shewsbury: Swan Hill Press, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 160 pages including an index, bibliography, text and illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, color photographs and line drawings.
    TB20472  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcKenna, Richard:  The Sand Pebbles.  New York: Harper & Row, 1962. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 1/2 inches with the cloth of the spine slightly faded with light rubbing at the head and heel of the spine and a bump to the upper fore corner of the front board. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 597 pages of text A best-selling novel of 1962/1963. This was the author's only published book during his short life time. He also wrote many short stories for magazines. The Left-Handed Monkey Wrench which was published after his death contained his best stories. Given the condition of the book and its dust jacket it is apparent that the jacket must have spent time in a drawer or closet while the book was read and enjoyed. The copyright page shows the publisher's "I-M" code beneath the "First Edition" slug.
    TB30260  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcKenna, Richard:  The Sons Of Martha and Other Stories.  New York: Harper & Row, 1967. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in yellow-green cloth covered boards with metallic blue text stamping on the spine. The spine is tanned from offsetting from the verso of the dust jacket. In a very good+ dust jacket with a 1/4" deep chip at the lower edge of the front panel with light rubbing and wear at the ends of the spine area. The price is intact on the front flap. An uncommon book by the author of The Sand Pebbles. The contents of this book comes from an unfinished manuscript which was published after the author's early death in November of 1964.
    TB16772  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcKenney, Thomas L.:  Sketches of a Tour To The Lakes, of the character and customs of the Chippeway Indians, and of incidents connected with The Treaty of Fond Du Lac.  Barre, Mass.: Imprint Society, 1972. Reprint. Near fine in 1/4 dark green and light green cloth covered boards with light green text stamped on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" by 6 1/2" with the front joint cracked approximately 3" down from its upper edge. This volume is otherwise tight, with all pages present and with no prior owner markings or bookplates. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine printed paper covered slip case. One of only 1,950 copies produced and this copy is out of series. 414 pages including an extensive appendix and text. Illustrated with 29 color and black and white plates.
    TB23950  $30.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMcKuen, Rod:  The Sea Arount Me...The Hills Above.  London: Elm Tree Books/Hamish Hamilton, 1976. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and the gilt image of the author on the front board. An octavo 8 1/2 by 5 3/8 inches with a minor bump to the upper fore corner of the front board. In a near fine clear acetate dust jacket. Both the book and its jacket are contained within a near fine, paper covered slip case with a bump to a lower rear corner. One of only 1,000 copies bound, printed and signed by the author. This copy is number 38 signed twice by the author the second time in heavy black pen with an inscription and date. 152 pages of poems and illustrations. An extremely clean, tight and bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29559  $80.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMcKuen, Rod:  Finding My Father One Man's Search for Identity.  London: Elm Tree Books/Hamish Hamilton, 1977. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in purple cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and the gilt image of the author on the front board. An octavo 8 1/2 by 5 3/8 inches. In a fine clear acetate dust jacket. Both the book and its jacket are contained within a near fine, paper covered slip case. One of an unspecified number of limited edition copies. This copy is signed, inscribed and dated by the author on the fly title page in heavy black pen. 255 pages of poems and text. Illustrated with several sections of black and white photographs. An extremely clean, tight and bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29561  $80.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcKuen, Rod:  We Touch The Sky.  London: Elm Tree Books Hamish Hamilton, (1979). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in green cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine and a gilt sketch of McKuen on the front board. An octovo of 8 1/2 by 5 3/8 inches. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket with a hint of rubbing at the upper edge of the spine area. Signed, inscribed and dated "With love to Phil from Tthea & Rod McKuen November, 1993" on the fly title page by the author in green flow tip pen. (153) pages of poetry.
    TB29764  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcKuen, Rod:  Intervals.  New York: Harper & Row Publishers, (1986). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and a black sketch of McKuen on the front board. An octovo of 8 1/8 by 5 1/2 inches. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket with a hint of rubbing at the upper edge of the spine area. Signed, inscribed and dated on the fly title page by the author in black flow tip pen. 141 pages of poetry.
    TB29763  $50.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMcKuen, Rod:  Beyond The Boardwalk.  Los Angeles: Cheval Books, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in tan cloth covered boards with bold brown text on the spine and the sketch of the author on the front board. An octavo 8 3/8 by 5 1/4 inches. In a near fine clear acetate dust jacket. Both the book and its jacket are contained within a near fine, paper covered slip case with very minor soiling. One of an unspecified limited edition copies signed by the author with a stamped number of 76 on the first free end page. This copy is signed and warmly inscribed by the author on the same page. 162 pages of poems and illustrations. An extremely clean, tight and bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29560  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcKuen, Rod:  The Power Bright & Shining Images Of My Country.  New York: Cheval Books Simon and Schuster, (1980). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 white cloth and blue paper covered boards with black text on the spine and a black sketch of McKuen on the front board. An octovo of 8 3/8 by 5 1/4 inches. In a fine, price clipped dust jacket. Signed, inscribed and dated on the fly title page by the author in black flow tip pen. 168 pages of poetry.
    TB29765  $25.00



  • McLanathan, Richard:  The Brandywine Heritage.  Chadds Ford: Brandywine River Mus, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Fine in heavy brown cloth covered boards with white text on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with a 1/2" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel and slight curling of the upper edges of both the front and rear panels. A collection of 18 color plates and 80 black and white illustrations of the art of Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth & James Wyeth. With an introduction by Richard McLanathan.
    TB08146  $35.00



  • McLeod, John Angus:  From These Stones Mars Hill College 1856-1968.  n.p.: Mars Hill College, 1968. Revised Edition of 1968. Fine in blue-gray cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark blue title block on the spine and a gilt embossed seal on the front board. In a near fine price clipped dust jacket. 327 pages including an index, appendix and text. Illustrated with black and white photographs.
    TB22307  $10.00



  • McMurtrie, Douglas:  New York Printing MDCXCIII.  Chicago: The John Calhoun Club, 1928. First Edition 1/240 copies. Good+ with the spine area tanned and cloth at the ends of the spine torn about 1/2" from the head and heel & rubbed at the corners. Without a dust jacket. This is copy 199 of only 240 numbered copies produced. 30 pages of text followed by 78 plates of facsimiles of all known New York imprints for the year 1693.
    TB13048  $70.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcMurtry, Larry:  Horseman, Pass By.  New York: Harper & Brothers, (1961). First Edition, First Printing Ex-Lib. An ex-library copy in near fine condition in 1/4 yellow cloth and black paper covered boards with bold black text on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/8 by 5 1/2 inches with the remnants of narrow, glued strips of paper on the end sheets beneath the jacket flaps and a "Library Copy" stamped on the lower edge of the text block. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with only mild hints of rubbing to the ends of the spine area. 179 pages of text. The author's first book in first edition with the correct code of "DL" and "First Edition" on the copyright page.
    TB28868  $450.00



  • McMurtry, Larry:  Daughter of the Tejas.  Greenwich: N. Y. Garphic Soc., 1965. First Edition 2nd State DJ. Near fine in tan cloth covered boards with brown text on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with a 3/4" closed tear at the lower edge of the front panel and a small nick at the base of the spine area. Ghost written by McMurtry for Ophelia Ray. Contained in the second state dust jacket which has a white background. Despite the noted flaws this is still a very presentable, handsome copy.
    TB09834  $40.00



  • McMurtry, Larry:  Moving On.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Near fine, owner's name on EP. In a very good dust jacket light tanning around upper edges and title on the spine has faded and faint 1" rub mark on front panel. The author's 5th novel.
    TB04153  $35.00



  • McMurtry, Larry:  Zeke and Ned.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket. Co-authored with Diana Ossana. A review copy with the publisher's material laid-in to include a photograph of McMurtry.
    TB05500  $10.50



  • McMurtry, Larry:  Buffalo Girls.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket.
    TB01963  $7.00



  • McNamee, Gergory:  Gila.  New York: Orion Books, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 brown cloth and charcoal gray paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by author on the title page. Sub-titled: The Life and Death of an American River.
    TB02437  $30.00



  • McNamee, Thomas:  The Return of the Wolf of Yellowstone.  New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. In 1995 the wolf was reintroduced to Yellowstone Park 69 years after the last one had been shot. This is the story of their remarkable establishment.
    TB06003  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Annals of the Former World.  New York: FS&G, 1983. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines. Without dust jackets as issued; however, the books are contained within a fine, paper covered slip case Two volume set numbered 274 out of 450 printed and signed which is still within the publisher original shrink wrap and comes with the publisher's cardboard shipping box. This set is a recombination of Basin and Range and In Suspect Terrain.
    TB29588  $300.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Oranges.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1967. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with the upper edge of the text block stained light yellow. The lower edges of the boards shows minor fading; otherwise the book is fine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8" tall by 5 3/8" deep containing 149 pages of text. Warmly inscribed by the author on the title page and dated in 1969. The author's third book which has become rather uncommon.
    TB22008  $275.00



  • McPhee, John:  The American Shad Selections From The Founding Fish.  Far Hills, New Jersey: Meadow Run Press, 2004. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt decorations on the front board. Without a dust jacket as issued, but with a clear acetate covering contained in a fine paper covered slip case with an illustrated label on one panel. In the publisher's original shrink wrap. This is one of only 500 signed copies made available for sale. It is signed by the author on the last page of text. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" tall by 6 3/8" deep containing 88 numbered pages of text and with black and white illustrations by John Rice. A superb limited edition printing.
    TB18634  $130.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMcPhee, John:  The Headmaster Frank L. Boyden, of Deerfield.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1966. First Edition, First Printing. Possibly an ex-library copy in near fine condition in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with Rock Village Library book plate on the front paste down, and a number "9500" at the upper edge of the title page with that number repeated on the rear paste down. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket Signed and inscribed on the title page by the author. 109 pages of text followed by a number pages of black and white photographs to page 149. The author's second book, difficult to find in such collectible condition.
    TB29603  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  The Patch.  New York: Farrar, Straus And Giroux, (2018). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light gray paper covered boards with black text stamped on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/8 by 5 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the fly title page without a date or inscription. 242 pages of text being a collection of seven essays on various sports followed by a patchwork, or as McPhee calls it "An Album Quilt" of reflections, memories and thoughts which have never appeared in book form.
    TB30423  $125.00



  • McPhee, John:  The Crofter & The Laird.  New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Near fine, with owner's plate on EP & underlinings on text. In a fine dust jacket. This book was owned by Ivan Doig and bears his bookplate and signature on the EP behind the DJ flap. The text also contains underlinings by Doig.
    TB03240  $122.50



  • McPhee, John:  Pieces of the Frame.  New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1975. First Edition, First printing. Fine in bright blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and with a prior owner's name on the front free end paper. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and only a hint of rubbing at the upper edge of the spine area. A collection of eleven memorable stories or essays which have appeared in The Atlantic, Holiday, Playboy and The New Yorker magazines. One of the more uncommon titles by McPhee.
    TB16308  $122.50



  • McPhee, John:  In Suspect Terrain.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with very light dust staining to the top edge. In a very near fine dust jacket with a hint of wear to the upper edge of the spine area and a price clipped jacket flap. Signed by the author on the fly title page. The author's sixteenth book and the second in his geological series of books. The title page is marked with a stamped number which very well may make this a review copy.
    TB09476  $80.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  The Curve of Binding Energy.  New York: Farrar, Straus Giroux, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/2" with a faint, inconsequential 2 inch oval stain to the front board. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with a minor, faint 1 1/2 inch red crayon mark at the upper edge of the rear panel. "A journey into the awesome and alarming world of Theodore B. Taylor...one of the most inventive nuclear scientist of our time." 232 pages of text. A clean, tight and bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29279  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Oranges.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1967. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with the upper and lower edges of the board very slightly faded and three ink (?) stains on the fore edge of the text block. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/4" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel close to the spine and with soiling to the rear panel. The author's third book which has become rather uncommon. 149 pages of text.
    TB29604  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  The Ransom of Russian Art.  New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994. First Edition. Fine in red cloth covered boards with black text stamped on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 3/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed without an inscription or date by the author on the title page. 181 pages of text illustrated with four sections of color plates. McPhee's book which examines the unlawful "departure" of underground artist's works during the 60's and 70's in Russia.
    TB29492  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Coming into the Country.  New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1977. First Edition. Near fine in green cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine with printed end sheets. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches with touches of foxing to the edges of the text block. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket with a hint of wear to the upper edge of the spine area. McPhee's award winning classic of Alaska. 438 pages of text.
    TB29482  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Silk Parachute.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2010). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in white paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 227 pages of text. A collection of ten essays.
    TB28631  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Uncommon Carriers.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black and purple paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 248 pages of text which deal with tug boats captains, ocean going ship captains, truckers and railroad engineers. A fine, bright and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29271  $22.00



  • McPhee, John:  La Place de la Concorde Suisse.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1984. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light gray cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. In a fine jacket with with the price intact on the front flap. McPhee's classic narrative of the Swiss Army through the eyes of Luc Massy, who like 650,000 other Swiss citizens, is a member of the army which can be fully mobilized in less than 48 hours.
    TB16309  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  The Founding Fish.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black and dark gray paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 358 pages of text. The author's 26th book. This title is about the American shad.
    TB28634  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Table of Contents.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1985. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a fine jacket with the price intact on the front flap. 293 pages of text.
    TB28692  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Rising From the Plains.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. A book about "high country geology and a Rocky Mountain geologist." 214 pages.
    TB29280  $20.00



  • McPhee, John:  Irons in the Fire.  New York: Farrar, Starus & Giroux, 1997. First Edition. Fine paper decorated covered boards with black stamping on the front board and on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. McPhee's 28th book comprises a collection of seven essays on some extremely diverse topics. 216 pages of text.
    TB05940  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  The Control of Nature.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in red-brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with a black illustration on the front board. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Mcphee visits with the engineers who must prevent the Mississippi from leaving its old established course; an Icelandic physicist who devised a means to prevent molten lava from taking over and filling-in Iceland's most important port; Hawaii to view similar attempts to control lava and in Los Angeles to meet with those responsible for trying to control the rapid disintegration of the mountainous terrain surrounding that area. 272 pages of text.
    TB29277  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  In Suspect Terrain.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A quarto of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. The author's sixteenth book and the second in his geological series of books. A fine, bright and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29282  $15.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMcPhee, John:  Assembling California.  New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated light green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. 304 pages of text dealing with the geology of California.
    TB30031  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Giving Good Weight.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Fine in gold colored cloth covered boards with metallic red text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 261 pages of text. A collection of five essays. A fine, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29273  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  The Ransom of Russian Art.  New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine in deep red cloth covered boards with black text stamping on the spine. A quarto of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The author examines the unlawful "departure" of underground artist's works during the 60's and 70's in Russia. 181 pages of text and illustrated with a number of color plates. A very clean, bright and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29281  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandMcPhee, John:  Looking For A Ship.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1990. First Edition, First printing. Fine in navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and the title embossed in blind on the front board. A quarto of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 242 pages of text. McPhee's beautifully written tribute to the U.S. Merchant Marine. A fine, bright and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29275  $5.00



  • Click on Image to expandMeacham, A. B.:  Wigwam and War-Path Or The Royal Chief In Chains.  Boston: John P. Dale And Company, 1875. First Edition. Very good in its original, red-brown, cloth covered, beveled boards with gilt and black text and decorations on the spine and on the front board with clay coated end sheets. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 5 3/4 inches with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the cloth over the rear joint is just beginning to separate, rubbing to the cloth over the front joint and the cloth over the lower tips of the boards is worn through. There is a long pencil line on the front free end sheet and an early prior owner's name and date on the front fly leaf. Save for 1/4 deep chips at the upper edges of pages 47 through 54 and soling to page 588 the contents are extremely clean, tight and free of foxing and tanning. 700 pages of text followed by a one page ad. Illustrated with a frontispiece engraving of the author, and 19 engraved plates. "The author was a superintendent of Indian Affairs in Oregon and had over thirty years experience among the Indian tribes of the Northwest." (Peter Decker: The George W. Soliday Collection of Western Americana, 1067) As stated by Robert E. Cowan in his bibliography of California: "This work on the Modoc Indians was written by a most competent author on the subject, making the volume of great historic value." (Cowan, p. 421)
    TB30088  $500.00



  • Click on Image to expandMeacham, Jon:  American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House.  New York: Random House, (2008). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black paper and brown paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/8 by 6 1/8 inches with printed end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with a tiny, minor nick to the upper fore corner of the front panel. 483 pages of text including an index, bibliography and chapter notes. Illustrated with two sections of plates from black and white photographs and earlier works of art.
    TB30382  $15.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMeader, Herman Lee:  Motor Goose Rhymes For Motor Ganders.  New York: The Grafton Press, (1905). . Poor in printed, paper covered boards over a sewn binding. A 12mo of 7 by 4 3/4 inches with the spine strip, front and rear boards loose and with one of the rear most pages loose and chipped at its edges. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. This publication appears to have been sponsored by the Importers' Automobile Salon as there is an advertisement for that organization at the rear of the book and the front board shows that name as well as "The Official Book". The pages are largely un-numbered, but approximate 112 pages (quoted from an ad at the rear of the book). Each page is illustrated by "PAL" with three-color drawings and text which mimics Mother Goose Rhymes...some are rather off-color and racists.
    TB29954  $75.00



  • Mears, Richard C.:  Ebb of the River.  New York: Wyndham Books, 1980. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 green cloth and gilt decorated paper covered boards with a remainder mark on the lower edge of the text block near the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with a minor 1/2" stain in the lower center of the front panel. Signed and warmly inscribed by the author on the first free end paper. A fictional memoir of a boy and a river.
    TB11590  $14.70



  • Medsger, Oliver Perry:  Nature Rambles Spring An Introduction to Country-Lore.  New York: Frederick Warne & Co, 1931. First Edition, First printing. Very good in green cloth covered boards with spotting on the boards and spine & a date stamped on the rear end paper. In a very good+ dust jacket with light wear & rubbing to the upper edge of the spine area and a 1/2" closed tear to the upper edge of the rear panel. With a color plate pasted to the front panel. Price clipped. 160 pages of text, index, 71 illustrations, 16 of which are color plates with 15 half-tone plates. Priced at $55.00 for the set of all four volumes.
    TB10350  $38.50



  • Medsger, Oliver Perry:  Nature Rambles Autumn An Introduction to Country-Lore.  New York: Frederick Warne & Co, 1932. First Edition, First printing. Very good in dark red cloth covered boards with black text and design on the front board & with the first signature loose at the top. In a very good+ dust jacket with several closed tears around the edges and moderate wear and rubbing to the extremes and with a price clipped flap. With a color plate pasted to the front panel. 160 pages of text, index, 76 illustrations, 16 of which are color plates with 15 half-tone plates.
    TB10352  $38.50



  • Medsger, Oliver Perry:  Nature Rambles Winter An Introduction to Country-Lore.  New York: Frederick Warne & Co, 1932. First Edition, First printing. Very good in decorated gray cloth covered boards with a prior owner's name & date on the 1st FEP and a date stamped on the rear fixed EP. In a very good+ dust jacket with several closed tears around the edges and moderate wear and rubbing to the extremes and with a price clipped flap. With a color plate pasted to the front panel. 160 pages of text, index, 84 illustrations, 16 of which are color plates with 15 half-tone plates. Priced at $55.00 for the set of all four volumes.
    TB10353  $38.50



  • Click on Image to expandMeikle, James:  The Traveller; or, Meditations On Various Subjects Written On Board A Man Of War To Which Is Added, Converse With The World Unseen To Which Is prefixed, The Life Of The Author..  New York: S. Dodge, 1811. First Edition. Good+ in full leather (calf) covered boards with a gilt on black leather title block on the spine together with double gilt rules. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" by 4" with rubbing and wear to the edges of the leather and an early prior owner's name on the first free end page. Of note, on the first free end page is the signature of an early prior owner "Nathaniel Wright" followed by the place name of Killingworth [Connecticut]. 360 pages of text. The author (1730-1799) although a surgeon is a devout Christian and in this title provides his musings and religious observations while on a voyage in a British, Man-Of-War from 1757 to 1762. (Sabin, 47402)
    TB27213  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandMeine, Franklin J. (Editor):  The Crockett Almanacks Nashville Series, 1835-1838.  Chicago: The Caxton Club, 1955. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in illustrated cloth covered boards with a white on black title block on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2" by 8 1/2". In a very good- glassine dust jacket with numerous short closed tears and small chips protected within an acetate cover. One of only 600 copies printed. 150 pages of text and illustrated with wood block engravings.
    TB26531  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandMelville, Herman:  Typee.  n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1962. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 dark brown leather and printed paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine, floral decorated paper end sheets and with the top edge of the text block stained light green. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a near fine, illustrated paper covered slip case with modest tanning at its opening and around the outside edges. The book is subtitled: "A Peep At Polynesian Life During A Four Months' Residence In A Valley Of The Marquesas". 324 pages of text illustrated throughout with nautical motif line drawings. The Christmas 1962 issue by Westvaco which is the 5th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series.
    TB25189  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandMelville, Herman:  Billy Budd, Sailor The Piazza Tales.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1978. Limited Edition. Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with gilt text and tool work on the spine and front and rear boards. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 6" deep. There are two raised bands on the spine, 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. The third free end page has the ghost of what may have been a prior owner's book plate. Without a dust jacket. 351 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by J. William Myers. One of the volumes in The Franklin Library's series: The Collected Stories of The World's Greatest Wrtiers. Laid-in is the 22 page booklet from the editors describing Melville and many of his works.
    TB23067  $65.00



  • Mendelsohn, Jane:  I Was Amelia Earhart.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. First Edition, First printing. Fine in white cloth covered boards. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. The author's first book which became a run away best seller. The first edition had a limited print run.
    TB06743  $10.00



  • Mendelson, Michael:  The Complete Outfitting & Source Book for Hang Gliding.  Sausalito: The Great Outdoors Trading Company, 1977. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. In a very good+ dust jacket with several short closed tears at the upper edge of the front panel with related creasing. Overall a very handsome and collectable book. 208 pages of text and illustrated through out with photographs and drawings.
    TB17436  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandMeriton, John, and Carlo Dumontet:  Small Books For The Common Man A Descriptive Bibliography.  London: The British Library and Oak Knoll Press, 2010. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in a sew binding of black, illustrated paper covered boards with white text on the spine. A thick, heavy quarto measuring 10" by 7" with purple end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued. 1008 pages including several indexes, list of sources, glossary, appendices, bibliographic analysis, bibliographic method and text. Containing listings and bibliographical data for 761 children's ephemeral titles published between 1736 to 1850.
    TB26890  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandMerriam-Webster, Inc.:  Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.  Springfield: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1986. . Near fine in gilt decorated full dark red leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments and gilt borders and tool work on the front and rear boards. The end sheets are marbled paper. There is a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine and all edges of the text block are gilt with thumb recesses for each letter on the fore edge of the text block. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6 1/2" with minor losses to the gilt borders on the front and rear boards. 789 pages of text.
    TB25344  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expandMerrick, George Byron:  Old Times on the Upper Mississippi The Recollections of a Steamboat Pilot from 1854 to 1863.  Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1909. First Edition. Very good in blue, ribbed cloth covered boards with gold text stamping on the spine and with the top edge of the spine gilt. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2 by 6 1/4 inches with light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. There is an attractive prior owner's engraved book plate on the front paste down. Without a dust jacket. One of only 1,276 copies printed. Although unstated, this title is part of the American Waterway Series I. 303 pages including an index, appendices and text. Illustrated with a photographic frontispiece,maps and reproductions of 23 early photographs. Howes considers this title "quite scarce". In an article in the April, 1909 American Historical Review, James K. Hosmer stated that there is "no better account, from the inside, of steamboating." And, the revised bibliography by Robert A. Clark and Patrick J. Brunet of The Arthur H. Clark Company publications says of this title: "The recollections of Merrick are extremely divers, and include information touching on a variety of subjects, from economic and industrial to historical and ethnological." (Howes M539; Clark & Brunet 186; Graff 2756)
    TB29685  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandMershon, W. B.:  The Passenger Pigeon.  New York: The Outing Publishing Company, 1907. First Edition. Very good+ in pebbled deep red cloth covered boards with black text stamped on the spine and gilt text and borders stamped on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 6 1/4" with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn and just beginning to fray. There are two prior owner's names on the first free end page. 225 pages of text illustrated with a color frontispiece by Louis Agassiz Fuertes and eight plates two of which are in color.
    TB27828  $225.00



  • Merz, Charles:  And Then Came Ford.  Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1929. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in gilt decorated medium blue cloth boards with moderate shelf wear and faint spotting to the boards. In a very good dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and with 1/4" chips at the corners of the spine area and the panels at the folds to the flaps with a faint name written on the front panel. An early history of Henry Ford and the American automobile business.
    TB11584  $42.00



  • Messenger, Charles:  The Steadfast Gurkha Historical Record of 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifle.  London: Secker & Warburg, 1985. First Edition, First printing. Fine in green paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The third volume in the history of the Gurkha from 1948 1982. 147 pages including an index, appendices, text and photographs.
    TB14669  $17.50



  • Meyer, Charles R.:  Whaling And The Art of Scrimshaw.  New York: David McKay Company, 1976. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in simulated brown leather binding with gilt text stamped on the spine. In a good+ unclipped dust jacket with numerous short closed tears and shallow chips around the edges of the panels and spine area. 271 pages including an index. Illustrated throughout with line drawings, works of art and photographs.
    TB21316  $35.00



  • Meyer, Larry L.:  Shadow of a Continent.  Palo Alto, CA: American West Publis, 1975. First Edition, First printing. Fine in red textured paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine jacket although with a price clipped jacket flap. The author offers his research to support the belief that the "real prize" of the American Revolutionary War was not the colonies by the lands to the west of the colonies.
    TB07782  $21.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMeyers, William H.:  Sketches Of California And Hawaii.  n.p.: The Book Club Of California, 1970. First Edition. Fine in multi-colored cloth covered boards with a paper label on the spine. A folio of 15 by 10 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 450 copies printed. The 136 publication by The Book Club of California. Illustrated with 21 color plates by the author. Laid-in at the front of this copy is an invitation to join the Christmas Open House on 12/14/1970 as well as Book Club of California's announcement of this publication which contains Plate XV.
    TB30688  $125.00



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