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  • Click on Image to expandPack, James:  The Man Who Burned the White House Admiral Sir George Cockburn 1772-1853.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, (1987). First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/4". In a fine unclipped dust jacket. A biography of the man who planned and executed the burning of Washington, D.C. in 1814, and later became the gaoler of Napoleon at St. Helena and eventually First Naval Lord.
    TB30032  $35.00



  • Page & Eugene S. Morton, Jake:  Lords of the Air.  Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in purple cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. 288 pages containing picture credits, an index, text and hundreds of color photographs of birds through-out.
    TB14447  $10.50



  • Click on Image to expandPalgrave, Francis T.:  The Golden Treasury Selected From The Best Songs And Lyrical Poems In The English Language.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1943. Reprint of 1943. Fine in 3/4 red morocco and pink cloth covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments. The edges of the leather on the boards are decorated with gilt borders. A small octavo measuring 7 11/16 by 5 1/4 with gray end sheets. Without a dust jacket. 640 pages including several indexes. This anthology contains 540 poems, songs and short works of prose.
    TB29050  $100.00



  • Palliser, Marcus:  Devil of a Fix.  London: William Heinemann, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap.
    TB11314  $6.00



  • Click on Image to expandPalmer, Frederick:  Clark of the Ohio A Life of George Rogers Clark.  New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1929. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in dark blue ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board and decorated end sheets. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is slightly rubbed. Without a dust jacket. 482 pages including an index. Illustrated with reproductions of contemporary works of art and maps.
    TB21848  $50.00



  • Palmer, Tim:  America by Rivers.  Washington, DC: Island Press, 1996. First Edition, First printing. Fine in blue cloth and paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket. A review copy with the publisher's material laid-in. The author spend more than 25 years researching and traveling many of the major rivers of the US to write this book.
    TB05991  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expandPaquette, Lee:  Only More So The History of East Hartford 1783-1976.  East Hartford, Conn.: The Raymond Library Company, 1976. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a very good, unclipped (no price), printed dust jacket with 1/2" deep chips at the upper edge of the spine area and a 1/3" by 1/2" chip at the upper edge of the front panel. 336 pages including an index, text and is illustrated with a section from black and white photographs with an early map frontispiece.
    TB30633  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandPaquette, Lee, and Joseph O. Goodwin:  East Hartford: Its History and Traditions And Only More So The History of East Hartford 1783-1976 (two volumes in slip case).  East Hartford, Conn.: The Raymond Library Company, 1976. First Edition, First printing. Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine condition in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spines. On the verso sides of both first free end pages a prior owner has carefully attached a paper pocket to contain a newspaper article on each of the respective books. Both volumes have a prior owner's address label affixed to the lower edge of the front pastedown. Without dust jackets as issued. Both volumes are contained within a fine, brown cloth covered slip case. Only More So The History of East Hartford 1783-1976 is signed by its author and dated in the year of publication on the first free end page. East Hartford: Its History and Traditions by Goodwin is a facsimile reprint of the original edition of 1879. It contains 249 pages including an index and is illustrated with a map showing the location of some of the locations of East Hartford's early settlers. Only More So The History of East Hartford 1783-1976 by Lee Paquette contains 336 pages including an index, text and is illustrated with a section of black and white photographs with an early map frontispiece.
    TB22192  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandParfit, Cliff:  The Barrett Saga.  Whitchurch Shropshire: Egerton Press, 2001. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and to the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/8 by 5 5/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. One of only 50 numbered and signed copies with this copy identified as number twelve and signed by the author on the rear paste down. 146 pages of text including appendices and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of William Phillips Barrett, photographs, line drawings and 25 facsimile reproductions of bookplates.
    TB28838  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandParke-Bernet Galleries, Inc:  The Celebrated Collection of Americana Formed By The Late Thomas Winthrop Streeter (Volume IIi).  New York: Parke-Bernett Galleries, Inc, 1967. First Editions. An exlibrary copy in near fine condition in dark blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine and on the front board and with a book plate from the Rhode Island Historical Society on the front paste down. A small quarto of 9 7/8 by 6 7/8 inches with the spine slightly faded due to exposure to the sun and with a library call label on the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. Laid-in at the front of the book are the prices realized from the sale in October of 1967. Pages 1296 to 1471 containing items 1300 to 1982 listings followed by an index. Although this is an ex-library copy it is evident that few patrons ever consulted this volume as it is in such nice condition.
    TB30399  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandParke-Bernet Galleries, Inc:  The Celebrated Collection of Americana Formed By The Late Thomas Winthrop Streeter (Volume VI).  New York: Parke-Bernett Galleries, Inc, 1969. First Editions. An exlibrary copy in near fine condition in dark blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine and on the front board and with a book plate from the Rhode Island Historical Society on the front paste down. A small quarto of 9 7/8 by 6 7/8 inches with the spine slightly faded due to exposure to the sun and with a library call label on the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. Laid-in at the front of the book are the prices realized from the sale in April of 1969. Pages 2284 to 2766 containing items 3323 to 3958 listings followed by an index. Although this is an ex-library copy it is evident that few patrons ever consulted this volume as it is in such nice condition.
    TB30401  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandParke-Bernet Galleries, Inc:  The Celebrated Collection of Americana Formed By The Late Thomas Winthrop Streeter (Volume II).  New York: Parke-Bernett Galleries, Inc, 1966. First Editions. An exlibrary copy in very near fine condition in dark blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine and on the front board and with a book plate from the Rhode Island Historical Society on the front paste down. A small quarto of 9 7/8 by 6 7/8 inches with the spine and upper edges of the boards slightly faded due to exposure to the sun and with a library call label on the spine. There is a 1" closed tear to the paper over the lower edge of the front joint which has been professionally repaired. Without a dust jacket as issued. Laid-in at the front of the book are the prices realized from the sale in April of 1967. 984 pages containing 1295 listings followed by an index. Although this is an ex-library copy it is evident that few patrons ever consulted this volume as it is in such nice condition.
    TB30398  $35.00



  • Parker, Gilbert:  The Battle of the Strong A Romance of Two Kingdoms.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1898. First Edition, First printing. Very good with the spine faded with the upper edge of the spine worn and the first free end paper starting. 466 pages to include a two page lexicon of Jersey words and phrases. A novel of the Island of Jersey.
    TB06482  $10.00



  • Parkinson, C. Northcote:  Dead Reckoning.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1978. First US Editon. Fine with a former owner's stamp on the title page. In a fine dust jacket. The fourth volume in the Richard Delancey, R.N. series.
    TB07466  $10.00



  • Parkinson, C. Northcote:  Touch & Go.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in linen covered boards with gilt lettering. In a very good+ dust jacket with short closed tears at the spine ends and flecking at the flap corners. Richard Delancy is given the command of the sloop Merlin to conduct convoy protection in the Mediterranean.
    TB12268  $6.00



  • Parkinson, C. Northcote:  Devil to Pay.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973. First Edition, First printing. Near fine, In a very good+ dust jacket worn at top edges of spine and hinge area of face.
    TB02359  $5.00



  • Parkinson, C. Northcoate:  The Fireship.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket.
    TB03413  $5.00



  • Parkinson, C. Northcote:  The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower.  Stroud: Sutton Publishing Limited, 1996. 1996 reprint. Fine in black cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The biography of the "real" Horatio Hornblower based on the "discovery" of the original "Hornblower papers".
    TB16647  $5.00



  • Parkman, Francis:  The Oregon Trail.  New York: The Heritage Press, 1943. The Heritage Press. Very good+ in cloth covered boards with the cloth on the spine tanned and a prior owner's plate on the front paste down. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a slipcase which is in very good condition Illustrated by Maynard Dixon.
    TB01076  $20.00



  • Parris, John:  The Lion of Caprera.  New York: David McKay Co., Inc., 1962. First Edition, First printing. Fine in green paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a blue-green top edge. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact with a 1" closed tear at the base of the front panel, a 1/3" closed tear at the upper edge of the spine area with wear and rubbing at the edges of the panels. The biography of Giuseppe Garibaldi in which the author provides new information based on his own extensive translations of material not previously brought to light.
    TB11045  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandParsons, John E. and John S. du Mont:  Firearms In The Custer Battle.  Harrisburg, Penn.: The Stackpole Company, (1953). First Edition. Very near fine in heavy printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. A small quarto of 10 by 7 1/2 inches with the ghost of a price sticker at the upper right corner of the front cover, a small call number taped to the lower left corner of the front cover and with both covers very slightly soiled. Without a dust jacket as issued. 59 pages including notes, appendix and text. Illustrated throughout from black and white photographs. The authors, both experts in the area of antique firearms, compare the arms used by Custer's troop with those used by the Native Americans during the Battle of The Little Big Horn.
    TB30778  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandPatent, Dorothy Hinshaw, and William Munoz:  Animals on the Trail with Lewis and Clark.  New York: Clarion Books, 2002. First Edition, First printing. Fine in illustrated paper covered boards. A small quarto measuring 10 by 8 inches. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 118 pages containing an index with extensive color photographs of wildlife throughout.
    TB20884  $18.00



  • Click on Image to expandPatent, Dorothy Hinshaw, and William Munoz:  Plants on the Trail with Lewis and Clark.  New York: Clarion Books, 2002. First Edition, First printing. Fine in illustrated paper covered boards. A small quarto measuring 10 by 8 inches. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 104 pages containing an index with extensive color photographs of wild floweres and plants throughout.
    TB20885  $18.00



  • Click on Image to expandPater, Walter:  Marius The Epicurean His Sensations And Ideas.  London: Philip Lee Warner Publisher, 1913. Limited Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in good condition in 1/4 tan cloth and tan paper covered boards with gilt text stampings on the spines and front boards with the top edges of the text block gilt and untrimmed pages to the fore and lower edges. Both are small quartos measuring 9" by 6 1/4". Both volumes have short horizontal tears to the cloth across the spines and volume I has a 1/2" by 1/8" open tear to the cloth near the front gutter. Both have a prior owner's name and date on the first free end page. Without their issued dust jackets. One of only 1,000 limited edition copies printed (only 250 of which were reserved for sale in the U.S.) with this set identified as number 362 on the limitation page. Volume one contains 146 pages and volume two contains 134 pages of text.
    TB23557  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandPaton, Alan:  Cry The Beloved Country.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1978. Limited Signed Edition. Fine in full light brown 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. There are silk end papers with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All edges of the text block are gilt. A small quarto measuring 9" by 5 3/4" containing 297 pages of text and illustrated with color drawings by Howard Rogers. Signed by the author on the third free end paper. Laid-in is the publisher's 22 page "Notes From the Publisher". An extremely handsome, crisp clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates, inscriptions or book plates.
    TB25476  $125.00



  • Paul, Elliot:  My Old Kentucky Home.  New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in tan colored linen covered boards with a green and gilt text block on the spine & front board with foxing on the end papers. In a very good+ dust jacket with light wear at the ends of the spine areas with flecking and a 1/4 inch chip at the top of the front panel. A colorful collection of memories of youth in Louisville. Overall a handsome book and jacket.
    TB05817  $24.50



  • Click on Image to expandPauli, Hertha with illustrations by Susanne Suba: St. Nicholas' Travels.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1945. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in pictorial, cloth covered boards with blue decorations and text on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 6" with printed paper end sheets. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/8" deep chip from the upper edge of the spine area and several closed tears to the upper edge of the rear panel. 105 pages of text with illustrations by Susanne Suba.
    TB26918  $20.00



  • Paulsen, Gary:  Pilgrimage on a Steel Ride A Memoir about men and Motorcycles.  New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The award winning author's memoir of his motorcycle ride from his home in New Mexico to Alaska. 179 pages.
    TB17555  $14.00



  • Click on Image to expandPeacock, Doug:  Grizzly Years.  New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1990. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 brown cloth and tan paper covered boards with black text stamping on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Edward Abbey based his character, Hayduke, of The Monkey Wrench Gang, on Doug Peacock, who in fact was a green baret and medic in Viet Nam. Following his return to the states he spent many years in isolation tracking grizzly bears in the west.
    TB29045  $65.00



  • Peacock, Doug:  Go Tell It on the Mountain.  Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books, 1996. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with black text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Compiled and edited by Jackie Johnson Maughan. A collection of essays and short stories by writers who have spent time in a fire lookout tower. Two contributions by Edward Abbye, one by Doug Peacock and many others.
    TB04756  $40.00



  • Pearson, Ridley:  Middle of Nowhere.  New York: Hyperion, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and red paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap.
    TB12076  $12.60



  • Pearson, Ridley:  Parallel Lies.  New York: Hyperion, 2001. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and paper covered boards with metalic green text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The author's fourteenth novel.
    TB15529  $7.00



  • Pearson, Ridley:  The Art of Deception.  New York: Hyperion, 2002. First Edition, First printing. Fine in red and black paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. 451 pages of text.
    TB16539  $7.00



  • Click on Image to expandPeattie, Donald Culross:  Audubon's America The Narrative And Experiences of John James Audubon.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940. First Edition, First printing. Fine in heavy light blue buckram covered boards with silver on red title blocks on the spine and on the front board and with map end sheets. A quarto measuring 11 1/2" by 7 1/2". In a very near fine unclipped dust jacket with minor rubbing to the ends of the spine area and to two places on the folds to the spine and with two short closed tears to the upper edge of the front panel. (329) pages including an index and illustrated with 17 facsimile, full color plates of Audubon's paintings of wildlife. The map end sheets record Audubon's extensive travels through North America from 1803 to 1849.
    TB24576  $85.00



  • Click on Image to expandPeattie, Roderick:  The Inverted Mountains Canyons OF The West.  New York: The Vanguard Press, 1948. First Edition. Near fine in light tan cloth covered boards with green and red text on the spine and front board. A small quarto of 9 by 6 inches with only slight rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head of the spine. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with 1/4" deep chips across the upper edge of the spine area, a 1" by 1/3" deep chip at the upper edge of the front panel and heavy rubbing to the fold to the front flap. The seventh of the nine titles published in the American Mountain series which were under the general editorship of Roderick Peattie with contributions from a number of writers. It focuses on the Grand Canyon as well as the Bryce and Zion Canyons. Illustrated with a map and a number of black and white photographic plates. (Fitzgerald, Series Americana, AM6)
    TB29770  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expandPeattie, Roderick:  The Great Smokies And The Blue Ridge The Story of the Southern Appalachians.  New York: The Vanguard Press, 1943. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in light tan cloth covered boards with blue and red text on the spine and front board and with map end sheets. A small quarto of 9 by 6 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with very shallow (1/16") chipping at the ends of the spine area and a 1/2" by /14" deep chip at the upper edge of the front panel. 372 pages including an index, appendix and text. Illustrated with numerous black and white photographic plates. The second volume published in this series of nine volumes. All nine volumes in the series were under the general editorship of Roderick Peattie with contributions from a number of writers. Carol Fitzgerald in her valuable bibliography Series American, states on page 275 of Volume I that "no evidence found that Vanguard reprinted The Great Smokies And The Blue Ridge." (Fitzgerald, Series Americana, AM5)
    TB29772  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandPeattie, Roderick:  The Berkshires The Purple Hills.  New York: The Vanguard Press, 1948. First Edition. Near fine in decorated tan cloth covered boards with red and green text on the spine and front board. A small quarto of 9 by 6 inches with map end sheets and slight curling to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a very near fine unclipped dust jacket with a 1 1/2" closed tear at the lower edge of the front panel and very shallow (1/8") chipping at the lower edge of the spine area. 414 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with numerous black and white photographic plates. The sixth volume published in this series. All nine volumes in the series were under the general editorship of Roderick Peattie with contributions from a number of writers. Carol Fitzgerald in her valuable bibliography Series American, states on page 251 of Volume I that "no evidence found that Vanguard reprinted The Berkshires." (Fitzgerald, Series Americana, AM1)
    TB29773  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandPeattie, Roderick:  The Friendly Mountains Green, White and Adirondacks.  New York: The Vanguard Press, 1942. First Edition. Near fine in decorated light tan cloth covered boards with red and green text on the spine and on the front board with map end sheets. A small quarto of 9 by 6 inches with two non-consequential stains in the gutter of the front board. In a very good+, unclipped (not priced) dust jacket with a triangular 1/8" chip in the center of the spine area and light shallow chipping at the edges of the panels. 341 pages including an index and appendices and written by various contributors. Illustrated with black and white photographic plates. This is the first volume published in the American Mountain series. Carol Fitzgerald in her valuable bibliography Series American, states on page 269 of Volume I that "no evidence found that Vanguard reprinted Friendly Mountains." (Fitzgerald, Series Americana, AM4)
    TB29768  $35.00



  • Peckham, Howard H.:  Narrative of Colonial America 1704-1765.  Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1971. First Thus. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping and decorations on the spine and on the front board and with the top edge of the text block gilt. The front board is faintly mottled with what may have been dampness. The Lakeside Classic release of 1971. A collection of eight personal narratives of colonial life in America. 314 pages including a list of other titles previously published in the Lakeside Classics series.
    TB20382  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandPeckham, Howard H.:  Narratives of Colonial America 1704-1765.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1971. First thus. Near fine with top edge gilt with boards covered with dark blue cloth with gilt text stamping on the spine which is only slightly tarnished. The Lakeside Classic release of 1971. A collection of eight personal narratives of colonial life in America. 314 pages including the list of prior titles in the series and an index to this title. 314 pages including a list of other titles previously published in the Lakeside Classics series.
    TB26383  $20.00



  • Pendergast, David M.:  Palenque.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1967. First Edition, First printing. Near fine, with remainder mark spraying to the top edge of the text block, else fine. In a very near fine, but price clipped dust jacket with the ends of the spine area rubbed. The 52 volume in The American Exploration and Travel Series.
    TB02539  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandPenhallow, Samuel:  Penhallow's Indian Wars A Facsimile Reprint of the First Edition, Printed in Boston in 1726.  Williamstown, Mass.: Corner House Publishers, 1973. Facsimile Reprint. Fine in orange cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with faint soiling to the front panel. 134 pages of the original text followed by 51 pages of notes, bibliography and index.
    TB27182  $25.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesPenn, William:  Fruits of Solitude.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1906. First thus. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt decorations and borders on the front board and gilt text stamping on the spine with a 5 1/2" long scratch to the front board which did not touch the Lakeside Press logo or the gilt borders. This scratch has been filled-in and re-colored to make a close match to the original cloth cover. The gilt decorations and text are clean and bright. The first free end page shows a 3/8" diameter ink smudge. The pages are free of any foxing, names or notations. This is the smallest of the Lakeside Classics in terms of both weight and width being only 130 pages (129 numbered). The full title reads: "Fruits of Solitude Reflections and Maxims Relating to the Conduct of Human Life." The fourth Lakeside Classic issued at Christmas time in 1906. It is considered by many collectors as either the first or second most difficult copy to obtain in this series. The book was first published in England anonymously in 1693. According to the introductory notes by John Vance Cheney in this volume "two editions and a reprint were published the same year." The Lakeside Press used an eleventh edition of the title printed in Philadelphia in 1794 as the foundation for this copy. A very handsome, clean and collectible copy!
    TB29626  $2000.00



  • Click on Image to expandPenzer, Norman M.:  An Annotated Bibliography of Sir Richard Francis Burton.  Mansfield, Conn.: Maurizio Martino Publisher, n.d.. Reprint of only 225 copies. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". Without a dust jacket as issued. A facsimile reprint of the original volume of 1922. Limited to only 225 copies. 351 pages including an index, appendices and text. Illustrated with facsimile photographs of pages from many of Burton's personal volumes. The definitive bibliography of the the great explorer, linguist and author.
    TB28169  $50.00



  • Peper & Jim Rikhoff, Eric:  Fishing Moments of Truth.  New York: Winchester Press, 1973. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in medium blue cloth covered boards with slight fading around the edges. In a very good+ dust jacket with a 1/2" closed tear at the lower corner of the front panel at the fold to the flap & with the spine area lightly tanned. With illustrations by Milton C. Weiler. A collection of 22 stories provided by 22 of the "most able and eloquent fishermen in the world."
    TB11107  $14.00



  • Click on Image to expandPepin, Jacques:  Jacques Pepin More Fast Food My Way.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in pictorial paper covered boards with white text on the spine. An octavo measuring 9 by 7 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket which mirrors the pictorial cover on the boards. Signed and inscribed by the author within a sketch of a cooking pot on the second free end page. 241 pages including an index. Illustrated with color photographs throughout by Tom Hopkins.
    TB29144  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandPepin, Jacques:  Jacques Pepin Fast Food My Way.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in pictorial paper covered boards with white text on the spine. An octavo measuring 9 by 7 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket which mirrors the pictorial cover on the boards. Signed and inscribed by the author together with a sketch of onions on the second free end page. 240 pages including an index. Illustrated with color photographs throughout by Ben Fink.
    TB27642  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandPepin, Jacques:  Jacques Pepin Celebrates.  New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2001. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in illustrated black and yellow paper covered boards with white text upon a black spine. A small quarto of 10 by 7 7/8 inches with a faint 1/4" spot on the fore edge of the text block. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with a short 1/4" closed tear at the lower edge of the fold between the spine area and the rear panel. Signed by the author on second free end page with "Happy Cooking!" 458 pages including an index, a list of illustrated cooking techniques and text. Illustrated throughout with color photographs. A collection of the author's "200 most cherished recipes for memorable meals with family and friends" (from the dust jacket). A very handsome clean and tight copy without any prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29705  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expandPepin, Jacques:  Jacques Pepin More Fast Food My Way.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in pictorial paper covered boards with white text on the spine. An octavo measuring 9 by 7 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket which mirrors the pictorial cover on the boards. 241 pages including an index. Illustrated with color photographs throughout by Tom Hopkins. A very clean, tight and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29557  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandPepin, Jacques:  Jacques Pepin Celebrates.  New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2001. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in illustrated black and yellow paper covered boards with white text upon a black spine. A small quarto of 10 by 7 7/8 inches with a a few small black spots on the top edge of the text block. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with 3" closed tear at the upper corner of the front panel and wrinkling at the upper edge of the spine area. Signed and inscribed by the author on second free end page with "Dec. 01 | To Jan | Joyeux Noel | Best Regards | J. Pepin". 458 pages including an index, a list of illustrated cooking techniques and text. Illustrated throughout with color photographs. A collection of the author's "200 most cherished recipes for memorable meals with family and friends" (from the dust jacket). A very handsome clean and tight copy without any prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29821  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandPerkins, Mary:  Old Houses of The Antient Town of Norwich 1660-1800.  Norwich, CT: no publisher stated, 1895. First Edition. Very good+ in its original light gray cloth covered boards with very modest soiling to the spine with bright black text stamping and decorations on the spine and front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches with faint dampness staining to the center of the cloth on the spine, to the front end papers and to pages 559 to the end all of which is confined to the margins with no impact on the printing. 621 pages containing an index, genealogical charts of early Norwich residents, text and photographs with a hand-colored fold-out map of Old Norwich. Despite the aforesaid dampness staining, this is a very clean and handsome copy of a very uncommon title with no prior ownership markings of any kind. The joints and hinges are tight and strong
    TB28811  $275.00



  • Perkins, Wilder:  Hoare and the Portsmouth Atrocities.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in grey paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. A maritime mystery which involves Captain Bartholomew Hoare is no longer able to command one of King George III's ships and is assigned shore duty. This allows him to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a ship.
    TB09935  $35.00



  • Perkins, Wilder:  Hoare and the Portsmouth Atrocities.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in grey paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. A review copy with the publisher's materials laid-in. A maritime mystery which involves Captain Bartholomew Hoare is no longer able to command one of King George III's ships and is assigned shore duty. This allows him to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a ship.
    TB09352  $20.00



  • Perkins, Wilder:  Hoare and the Headless Captains.  New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in bright red paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket. A review copy with the publisher's materials laid-in. A maritime mystery which involves Captain Bartholomew Hoare. This is the second volume in the Hoare nautical mystery series.
    TB10105  $12.00



  • Perruchot, Henri:  Toulouse-Lautrec.  Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1960. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in light green cloth covered boards with red and black text on the spine and a red design on the front board and with illustrated end sheets. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/2" with a prior owner's book plate on the verso of the first free end page and with light soiling in the front gutter. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with three shallow chips at the upper edge of the spine area and with rubbing and wear to the tips of the front panel at the fold to the front flap. 317 pages including an index, a chronology, bibliography and text. Illustrated with several sections of black and white photographs.
    TB23729  $10.00



  • Pesci, David:  Amistad.  New York: Marlowe & Company, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. Although a novel, it is based on the actual events surrounding the uprising of 53 slaves on the Spanish slaver Amistad in 1839. A movie of the same name was created by Steven Spielberg.
    TB04161  $30.00



  • Peters, Roger:  Dance of the Wolves.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1985. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a near fine dust jacket with ther verso of dust jacket soiled but no damage to recto (outside).
    TB04000  $21.00



  • Peters, Harry T.:  Currier & Ives Printmakers to the American People.  Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1942. Reprint of 1942. Very good in illustrated and decorated coth covered boards with soiling around the edges. In a fair dust jacket with many chips and closed tears. 41 pages of text followed by 191 prints.
    TB13212  $10.50



  • Click on Image to expandPeterson, Roger Tory:  The Bird Watcher's Anthology.  New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1957. First Edition, First printing. Fine in illustrated cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a near fine paper covered slip case. One of only 750 limited edition copies printed on all rag paper. This copy is identified as copy number 4 on the special limitation page. Additionally, this copy is specially signed and warmly inscribed to the previous owner by the author on the fly title page. 401 pages of text illustrated with a color frontispiece and throughout the text with black and white reproductions of the author's art work.
    TB25433  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandPeterson, William J.:  Steamboating On the Upper Mississippi The Water Way to Iowa.  Iowa City: The State Historical Society of Iowa, 1937. First Edition. Near fine in decorated, dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6" with very slight abrasions and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with a prior owner's name on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. 575 pages including an index, notes and references and text. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". (Howes, P-263)
    TB27726  $65.00



  • Peterson, Harold L.:  American Silver Mounted Swords 1700-1815.  Washington, D. C.: Privately Printed, 1955. First limited edition. Very good+ in heavy printed paper wraps with several coffee (?) stains on the front panel and with the spine area well tanned. Without a dust jacket in a stapled binding. "A Catalog of an Exhibition Held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art." 59 pages of text illustrated with photographs and sketches. Laid-in is a small slip of paper on which is typed "Compliments of The Armor and Arms Club of New York City."
    TB19156  $60.00



  • Peterson, Roger Tory:  The World of Birds.  Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1964. Later printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text stampings on the front board and on the spine. Co-authored with James Fisher. In a near fine dust jacket with a 3/4" closed tear to the upper edge of the front panel & modest wear to the spine ends. A 4to measuring 12.75" x 9.75". 288 pages containing an index, text, drawings, maps, photographs and paintings by Peterson.
    TB07304  $30.00



  • Peterson, Roger Tory:  A Field Guide of Eastern & Central North America (PB).  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1980. First PB of 4th Edt. Fine in illustrated, heavy, coated paper wraps. Without a dust jacket as issued. The cover of the book shows a title reading: "A Field Guide to the Birds East of the Rockies". Text and illustrations by Roger Tory Peterson and maps by Virginia Marie Peterson.
    TB07646  $20.00



  • Peterson, Roger Tory:  Favorite Audubon Birds of America.  New York: Crown Publishing, . First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a near fine dust jacket , with slight rubbing and wrinkling at spine ends. The introduction and commentaries are by Roger Tory Peterson.
    TB03574  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expandPeterson, Harold L.:  Round Shot and Rammers.  New York: Bonanza Books, 1969. Reprint. Very good+ in 1/4 gray cloth and red-orange paper covered boards with black text on the spine. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down, a child's depiction of a rifle on the first free end page in green marker and with two small illustrations colored in by a child. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with very light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area. 128 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated throughout with line drawings of mussle-loading land artillery which help to provide a "comprehensive history from 1539 to 1865 of mounted guns used in field, seacoast, siege and garrison warfare...."
    TB22753  $15.00



  • Peterson, Roger Tory:  The World of Roger Tory Peterson.  New York: NY Times Books, 1977. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in royal blue cloth covered boards with just a hint of fading around the edges. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with several short closed tears to the ends of the spine area. An authorized biography of Roger Tory Peterson co-authored by John Devlin and Grace Naismith with a forward by Elliot Richardson. 266 pages containing an index.
    TB20437  $8.00



  • Click on Image to expandPeterson, Roger Tory, and Virginia Marie Peterson:  The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio Audubon's Birds of America.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, (1990). Limited Edition. Near fine in full dark green leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt decorations in the compartments and with an embossed gilt sketch of two owls on the front board. The end sheets are heavy, dark green paper and there is a ivory colored silk placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. A thick folio measuring 15" high by 11 3/4" deep. The lower fore corner is bumped, there is a blank owner's plate on the first free end page (ready to take the name of the next owner) and there are faint spots of foxing to several of the color plates. Unpaginated containing 435 full color plates by John Adubon followed by a Concordance which relates the plate numbers contained in this volume with the plate numbers as they originally appeared in the double-elephant folio edition. The Concordance is followed by five pages of index of bird names. Due to the size and weight of this volume we are unable to honor our standard shipping costs. Please contact Town's End Books to obtain a quote to ship this book based on your location. A stunningly beautiful volume in superb condition.
    TB22961  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expandPeterson, Roger Tory and Virginia Marie Peterson (Editors):  Audubon's Birds of America The National Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio.  New York: Abbeville Press Publishers, 1990 (1981). Third Printing of the Revised Edition. Fine in whit linen covered boards with black text and borders on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Both the book and its dust jacket are contained within a fine illustrated, paper covered slip case. A folio measuring 15" by 11 1/2". Unpaginated. Illustrated with 435 beautiful, full color plates followed by concordance index between this edition and Audubon's original edition, and a general index of bird names. Each plate is "captioned with each bird's currently accepted vernacular name, followed by Audubon's identification...." (from the preface). The plates are organized according to modern scientific classification rather than in the way Audubon originally organized the plates; hence, the need for the concordance index. The book contains a comprehensive survey by Peterson of the American bird artists who preceded Audubon and the many who followed him which includes numerous color examples of their art. A stunningly beautiful volume in pristine condition! With packing and shipping materials this volume will weigh in excess of 18 pounds therefore extra shipping charges will have to be applied. Please contact Town's End Books to determine the shipping cost in advance of ordering.
    TB24872  $225.00



  • Petrides, George A.:  Trees and Shrubs.  Norwalk: The Easton Press, 1997. Second Edition. Fine in full dark green textured leather boards with gilt text stamping on the front board and spine with a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of Roger Tory Peterson Field Guides. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 4 1/2" containing 428 pages including an index and with illustrations by the author and Roger Tory Peterson. A handsome, clean and tight copy with no prior owner's names, dates or book plates.
    TB25608  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandPew, William A.:  Colonel Ephraim Williams An Appreciation.  Williamstown, Mass.: Williams College, 1919. First Edition, First printing. Very good in blue-gray paper covered boards with a paper label on the front board. The head and heel of the spine are worn through the paper covering as are the tips of the boards. The front hinge is starting and there is a 1" water stain on the paper label on the front board. Without a dust jacket, presumably as issued. 29 pages of text with a forward by General Leonard Wood. The author undertakes an examination of the facts surrounding death of Colonel Ephraim Williams at the battle called "The Bloody Morning Scout" near Fort William Henry in 1755 at the southern end of Lake George in what is now New York.
    TB21077  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandPhelps, Richard H.:  Newgate of Connecticut; Its Origin and Early History.  Harford: American Publishing Company, c1876, 1892 . Reprint of 1892. Near fine in the original black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the front board and blind embossed borders on both boards with blind embossed seal of the publisher on the rear board. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches with an early prior owner's name on the second free end page and with light rubbing to the cloth over the tips of the boards. 117 pages of text & illustrations with a number of full page illustrations from steel plate engravings. The full title reads: "Newgate of Connecticut its origin and Early History. Being a full description of the famous & Wonderfull Simsbury Mines and Caverns." The prison was just as infamous as its namesake in England. It was opened in 1773 and saw considerable use during the Revolutionary War.
    TB29220  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandPhilbrick, Nathaniel:  Abram's Eyes The Native American Legacy of Nantucket Island.  Nantucket Island: Mill Hill Press, 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine and a gilt decoration on the front board. There is a prior owner's name and address label on the first free end page. In a very near fine unclipped dust jacket with a 1/8" closed tear at the lower fore corner of the front panel. Boldly signed by the author on the title page. 304 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with maps and several sections of black and white photographs. The author's second book.
    TB22564  $90.00



  • Click on Image to expandPhilbrick, Nathaniel:  Bunker Hill A City, a Siege, a Revolution.  New York: Viking, (2013). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine and on the front board. An octavo measuring 9" by 5 3/4". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed with no inscription by the author on the title page. 398 pages of text including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with maps and two sections of both color and black and white photographs of contemporary works of art.
    TB27231  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expandPhilbrick, Nathaniel:  Mayflower A story of Courage, Community and War.  New York: Viking, 2006. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black and cream colored paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Boldly signed and inscribed to "Pat and John" by the author on the title page. 461 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with maps, photographs and reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB28641  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandPhilbrick, Nathaniel:  Abram's Eyes The Native American Legacy of Nantucket Island.  Nantucket Island: Mill Hill Press, 1998. First Edition. Fine in black cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine and a gilt decoration on the front board. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with two very short closed tears at the upper edge of the spine area. 304 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with maps and several sections of black and white photographs. The author's second book.
    TB30145  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandPhilbrick, Nathaniel:  Bunker Hill A City, a Siege, a Revolution.  New York: Viking, (2013). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine and on the front board. An octavo measuring 9" by 5 3/4". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 398 pages of text including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with maps and two sections of both color and black and white photographs of contemporary works of art.
    TB30098  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandPhilbrick, Nathaniel:  Why Read Moby-Dick?.  New York: Viking, (2011). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in 1/4 red cloth and black paper covered boards with red and white text and decorations on the front board and black text stamping on the spine. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 5 1/4 inches with the second free end page clipped at its upper fore corner. Without a dust jacket as issued. 131 pages of text.
    TB30150  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandPhilbrick, Thomas (Editor):  Plymouth Plantation Selections from the Narratives of William Bradford and Edward Winslow.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 2009. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light green cloth covered boards with bright gilt text on the spine, gilt borders on the front and rear boards with the series logo on the front board, the top edge of the text block is gilt and the end sheets are decorated green paper. A 16mo measuring 6 3/4" by 4 1/4". Without a dust jacket as issued. Still contained within the publisher's shrink wrap. 308 pages containing a list of all Lakeside Classics published prior to the release of this publication. Illustrated with a color frontispiece portrait of Edward Winslow, a two page color map of Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay and a number of reproductions of contemporary works of art. The 107th volume in the longest running collection of series Americana.
    TB28007  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandPhilbrick, Nathaniel:  Sea of Glory America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842.  New York: Viking, 2003. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 black and bright red paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed and inscribed "To Pat and John" by the author on the title page. 452 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with maps and two sections of black and white photographs of contemporary works of art.
    TB28642  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandPhillips, John C.:  A Bibliography Of American Sporting Books.  Boston: Edward Morrill And Son, (1930). . Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 3/4 inches with the book plate of bookseller, Cedric L. Robinson on the front paste down. Published with the approval of the Boone & CrockettClub. Without a dust jacket. 639 pages describing books covering sport, natural history, hunting, dogs, trapping, shooting, early American travel, fishing, sporting periodicals, guide books, forestry and conservation from the period of 1582 to 1925.
    TB28608  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandPhillips, Daniel L.:  Griswold - A History Of The Town Of Griswold Connecticut From The Earliest Times To The Entrance Of Our Country Into World War In 1917.  Griswold, Conn.: Griswold Historical Society, 1995. Reprint of 1995. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 5 3/4 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. 456 pages including a general index, an index of persons, appendices and text. Illustrated throughout from black and white photographs and maps. A reprint of the original edition of 1929.
    TB30672  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandPhillips, Lance:  Yonder Comes The Train.  Secaucus: Castle Books, c 1965. Reprint of 1986. Near fine in light orange paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A folio measuring 13 1/2" by 10" with minor dust stains to the top and fore edges of the text block. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with the plastic laminate beginning to come off over a small portion of the front panel. 395 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with over 450 reproductions of early works of art, drawings and black and white photographs.
    TB25557  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandPicking, Sherwood:  Sea Fight Off Monhegan Enterprise and Boxer.  Portland: Machigonne Press, 1941. First Edition. Near fine in royal blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/8" by 6" with only a hint of rubbing to the cloth at the heel of the spine. In a very good+ unclipped, printed, bright yellow dust jacket with the spine area tanned and lightly soiled and two chips and a closed tear to the upper edge of the rear panel and with a prior owner's name at the upper right corner of the front flap. The author documents the battle between the U.S. Naval ship Enterprise and the British ship Boxer just off of Pemaquid Point and west of Monhegan Island off the cost of Maine in 1813. 196 pages including a bibliography and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece of "Enterprise and Boxer" in battle and with a map and several line drawings. An extremely uncommon title dealing with a little known event during the War of 1812 and nearly impossible to find in a dust jacket.
    TB30315  $200.00



  • Piekalkiewicz, Janusz:  The Cavalry of World War II.  Harrisburg: Historical Times, Inc., 1976, 1987. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with white text on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Originally published in Germany in 1976 with an English language version issued in London in 1986. The book provides the first detailed account of the use of mounted units during World War II. 256 pages including an index, bibliography, text and with hundreds of black and white photographs throughout.
    TB14664  $14.00



  • Click on Image to expandPierce, Wesley George:  Goin' Fishin' The Story of the Deep-Sea Fishermen of New England.  Salem, Mass.: Marine Research Society, 1934. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in blue, pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt text and rules on the spine. There is a prior owner's book plate on the first free end page and the cloth on the spine is a bit faded with the head and heel rubbed and very slightly worn. Without a dust jacket. 323 pages including an index and illustrated with line drawings and black and white photographs. One of the volumes in the series of publications by the Marine Research Society. Per Albion, this title is a "Good firsthand description of methods." (Albion, p. 207)
    TB22548  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandPilling, James Constantine:  Proof-Sheets Of A Bibliography Of The Languages Of The North American Indians.  Mansfield Centre, Conn.: Martino Publishing, 2005. Facsimile Reprint. Fine in tan cloth covered boards with brown text and borders on the spine. A thick octavo measuring 9" by 7" with what may be soot marks on the edges of the text block and with wrinkling of the last 130 +/- pages due to exposure to high humidity. Without a dust jacket as issued. 1135 pages including an index. This reference source lists 4303 titles. A facsimile reprint of the authors 1885 publication by the US Government Printing Office.
    TB27396  $70.00



  • Click on Image to expandPillson, Philip:  Sailors' Wisdom Day By Day.  New York: Abrams, (2007). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in illustrated, dark blue paper covered boards with white text on the spine. A square octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Unpaginated, but containing in excess of 365 pages. Illustrated throughout with color photographs. photographs.
    TB28928  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandPinart, Alphonse:  Journey To Arizona In 1876.  Los Angeles: The Zamorano Club, 1962. Limited First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and printed paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" by 6". Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 500 copies printed. 47 pages including source references for notes clarifying Pinart's account. Illustrated with a fold-out map preceding page 23. A very handsome, clean, bright and crisp copy with no markings of any kind.
    TB24486  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandPipper , Watty:  The Little Engine That Could.  New York: The Platt & Munk Co. Inc., (1930). First Edition, later state. Good in red cloth covered boards with a printed, color paper label on the front board. A small octavo of 8 by 6 1/8 inches with the cloth at the tips of the boards worn through and with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn and very slightly frayed. There is a Christmas "1942" gift inscription on the front paste down and the text block is slightly loose in its cover. The story is retold by Watty Pipper from a book by Mabel C. Bragg titled: The Pony Engine. Illustrated throughout by Lois L. Lenski with black and white and colored line drawings. Unpaginated, but containing 26 pages of text and illustrations. The copy appears to be later variant with the front cover showing a single line following "No. 358" and this title appears as the second to last title on the list of Never Grow Old Series of book on the verso of the first free end page.
    TB29725  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandPirsson, Louis V.:  Fly-Fishing Days or The Reminiscences Of An Angler.  Washington, DC: Privately Printed, 1946. First Edition. Near fine in 1/4 dark green cloth and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" with rough cut pages to the fore edge of the text block. Without a dust jacket. 92 pages of text. Edited by Waldron Faulkner. Louis Valentine Pirsson (1860-1919) was a geologist and professor of minerology and lithology at Yale University. (DAB) As can be seen in his writings he was passionate about fly fishing. A very clean, tight and neat copy of a very scarce fishing title. (Wetzel: American Fishing Books; p. 197)
    TB27811  $175.00



  • Pitou, Norman S.:  America's Violent Time 1796-1802.  New York: Carlton Press, Inc., 1988. First Edition, First printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with only minor, faint rubbing at the ends of the spine area. Little is known about the Quasi-War with France between the years 1796 to 1802. This short book of only 93 pages serves to unearth the nautical battles which raged between the U.S. and France during Napoleon's reign.
    TB15603  $18.00



  • Pitz, Henry C.:  Howard Pyle.  New York: Bramhall House, 1965. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 dark blue cloth and paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine jacket although the dust jacket flap is price clipped. Sub-titled: "Writer, illustrator, founder of the Brandywine School." A 4to measuring 12" x 9" containing 248 pages with index, text, 39 color illustrations and 165 black and white illustrations. A beautiful copy in a bright and colorful jacket.
    TB17293  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandPitz, Henry C.:  The Brandywine Tradition.  New York: Weathervane Books, 1968. First Edition by Weathervane. Near fine in 1/4 tan cloth and red paper covered boards with black text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" by 7" with mild dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very near fine unclipped dust jacket. 252 pages with index including 16 color plates and 32 black and white plates by the artists of the Brandywine. Including Pyle, all of the Wyeths, Hurd, Schoonover, Dunn and many others.
    TB23606  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandPlumb, J. H.:  New Light On The Tyrant George III.  Washington, DC: The Society Of The Cincinnati, 1978. First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in 1/4 dark blue cloth and light blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt decorations on the boards. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". The cloth on the spine is faded as is the upper edge of the front board. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 2,500 copies printed and sold. 29 pages including an index, footnotes and text. The Second George Rogers Clark Lecture of March 31, 1977.
    TB23388  $15.00



  • Plummer, John:  Best Loved Cars of the World.  Secaucus: Chartwell Books, 1979, 1980. Reprint. Near fine in illustrated paper covered boards with minor foxing at the upper edge of the front board. In a very good+ dust jacket with a 1/8" deep chip at the lower edge of the spine area and with dust staining to the upper edge of the front panel. A thin 4to measuring 12 1/2" tall by 9 1/2" deep. 96 pages of full color photographs of vintage cars from across the world.
    TB17012  $5.60



  • Poe, Edgar Allan:  The Raven Le Corbeau.  New York: Walker And Company, (1968). Facsimile Edition. Fine in paper covered boards with black text on the spine and a black image of a raven on the front board. A quarto of 11 by 7 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. A facsimile copy of the 1875 edition of the Raven. One of only 1,000 copies numbered and printed with this copy identified as copy number 717. Unpaginated with the text of the poem in English on the versos and the French on the rectos. With illustrations from drawings by Edouard Manet from the edition of 1875. A very fine, crisp, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30911  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandPoe, Edgar Allan:  The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.  London and New York: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co. and W. J. Widdleton, 1881. . Near fine in full velum covered boards with red and black text on the spine and with red text and a black image at the lower fore corner of the front board. A 16mo measuring 6 1/4" by 4" with the top edge of the text block gilt. There is a slight curling of the velum boards and the end sheets slow modest tanning. 172 pages of text containing a collection of 43 poems to include The Raven, Ananabel Lee and others written by Poe in his youth an in his later years. Illustrated with a frontispiece engraving of a raven Included is an essay on Poe's poetry by Andrew Lang.
    TB28440  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandPohanka, Brian C. and John M. Carroll (Editors):  Nelson A. Miles A Documentary Biography of His Military Career 1861-1903.  Glendale, Calif.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1985. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 3/8 by 6 inches. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 327 pages including an index, text and illustrated with black and white photographs. A biography based on a manuscript found at West Point in 1980 written by General Miles. With a foreword by Robert M. Utley. This is the thirteen volume in The Frontier Military Series by The Arthur H. Clark Company.
    TB24137  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandPohl, Frederik:  Gateway.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1986. Collector's Edition. Fine in full light 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 covers. 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. A small quarto measuring 9" by 6" containing 313 pages of text With the publisher's two page collector's notes laid-in. Illustrated with drawings by Vincent DiFate and with a special introduction by Algis Budrys. 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.
    TB23592  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandPohl, Frederik:  Man Plus.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1990. Collector's Edition. Fine in full dark green decorated 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 with most of the embossed gilt decorations on the front and rear boards is missing. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 3/8". 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 215 pages of text. With the publisher's two page collector's notes laid-in. Illustrated with drawings by Richard Powers and with an introduction by Stephen H. Goldman. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The Masterpieces of Science Fiction. A very tight and clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB25925  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandPoirier, David A.:  Can't Ys Hear The Whistle Blowin' New London Engine House and Turntable Archaeological Preserve.  New London, Conn.: New London Development Corporation, (2002). First Edition. Fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. An oblong octavo of 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. 21 pages of text and illustrated throughout from black and white photographs.
    TB30735  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandPolmar, Norman, and Thomas B. Allen:  Rickover.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and tan paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine but price clipped dust jacket. 744 pages including an index, bibliography, list of sources, appendices, text and illustrated with two sections of black and white photographs.
    TB19370  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandPoole, Ernest:  His Family.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1979. Limited Edition. Fine in full, dark blue leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt decorations in the compartments and gilt designs and borders 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. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 inches. 299 pages of text illustrated by Steven H. Stroud. This title won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1918.
    TB30623  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandPope, Frank L.:  Modern Practice Of The Electric Telegraph A Handbook For Electricians And Operators.  New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1890. Thirteenth Edition Revised and Enlarged. Very good in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and blind embossing to the front and rear boards. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 5 3/4 inches with heavy rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the cloth is worn through at the tips of the boards and there is a prior owner's name at the upper corner of the clay end sheet. The contents are clean and tight and the joints and hinges are without damage or weakness. 160 pages including an index and text followed by eight pages of ads from the publisher. Illustrated with line drawings and images from engravings within the text.
    TB30795  $30.00



  • Pope, Dudley:  The Great Gamble.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1972. First Edition, First printing. Near fine with a remainder mark on the bottom edge; otherwise in fine condition in cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block. In a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear on the fold to the front flap and modest curling to the upper edge of the front panel 579 pages with index, text with two sections of photographs. Recounts the history of Lord Nelson and the faith the British government placed in him to upset the tides of war.
    TB09988  $28.00



  • Click on Image to expandPope, Dudley:  Ramage's Challenge.  London: Secker & Warburg, 1985. First Edition, First printing. Fine in blue-green paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine jacket with the price intact at the lower corner of the front flap. The 14th volume in the Ramage series and the most difficult tilte in the series to locate.
    TB25758  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandPope, Dudley:  The Buccaneer King The Biography Of The Notorious Sir Henry Morgan 1635-1688..  New York: Dodd Mead, 1977. First Edition. Fine in yellow cloth covered boards with brown text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6". In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with two short closed tears with related creasing at the lower edge of the spine area. 379 pages including an index, text and illustrated with maps and a section of black and white photographs of contemporary art works.
    TB26462  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandPope, Dudley:  Decision at Trafalgar.  Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1960. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and on the front board. The upper edges of the boards are very slightly faded and the front end sheets show offsetting from, most likely, a newspaper article having been left within the book for too long. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with light rubbing at the corners of the spine area and at the folds to the flaps. The author, who was a superb nautical historian, relates the events leading up to and the battle of Trafalgar. 381 pages including an index, appendices, a fold-out plate of the cut away hull plan for HMS Victory, text and illustrated throughout.
    TB26933  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expandPope, Dudley:  Ramage and the Guillotine.  London: Secker & Warburg, 1975. First Edition, First printing. Fine in bright red paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a very good+ price clipped dust jacket with modest wear and rubbing to the upper edge of the spine area. The sixth title in Pope's Ramage series and one of the most difficult titles to locate.
    TB25750  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandPope, Dudley:  Ramage and the Freebooters.  London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1969. First Edition. Near fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a very good- price clipped dust jacket with several long closed tears to the lower edge of the spine and rear panel some of which have been repaired with tape on the recto side and with a 1 1/2" chip from the rear panel. The third volume in the Nicholas Ramage series. It takes place in 1797 when Ramage takes charge of a mutinous crew on board the brig Triton.
    TB25752  $15.00



  • Pope, Dudley:  Galleon.  London: Secker & Warburg, 1986. First U.K. Edition. Fine in red/orange paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The third novel in Pope's Ned York series.
    TB07491  $12.50



  • Pope, Dudley:  Ramage's Prize.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Fine in green cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The fifth novel in Pope's Ramage series.
    TB14647  $12.50



  • Pope, Dudley:  Ramage and the Renegades.  London: Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1981. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in brown paper covered boards with a prior owner's dated book plate on the front end paper and several inked check marks on the list of the author's other titles. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The 12th volume in the Captain Lord Ramage series which takes Ramage as commander of the frigate Calypso to the coast of Brazil.
    TB15125  $12.50



  • Click on Image to expandPope, Dudley:  Ramage's Devil.  London: Secker & Warburg, 1982. First Edition. Near fine in gray cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with a slight list to the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with light wear and rubbing to the upper edge of the spine area. The thirteenth volume in the Nicholas Ramage series which places Ramage in France at the outbreak of a new war with Napoleon.
    TB25751  $12.50



  • Click on Image to expandPope, Dudley:  Ramage and the Dido.  London: Secker & Warburg, 1989. First Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with a very slight list to the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. One of the more scarce titles in the Ramage series. This is the 16th volume in the series.
    TB25749  $12.00



  • Pope, Dudley:  Ramage and the Drum Beat.  London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1967. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a good+ dust jacket due to a 2" long closed tear to the upper edge of the front panel which has been taped and with rubbing to the ends of the spine area and with a price clipped front flap. The second book in the Nicholas Ramage series which takes place in 1797 when Ramage is in command of the cutter HMS Kathleen.
    TB11961  $10.00



  • Pope, Dudley:  73 North: The Defeat of Hitler's Navy.  Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1958. First Edition, First printing. Very good with a light red stain to the front board and rubbed at the ends of the 1/4 cloth cover binding & two light stain on top edge. Lacking the issued dust wrapper. Pope explores the damage inflicted upon the German Navy by the British Navy in battles fought mainly by destoryers.
    TB04629  $9.00



  • Pope, Dudley:  Ramage and the Rebels.  New York: Walker and Company, 1985. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with large gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine jacket with the price intact on the flap. Post Captain Ramage is in charge of the Calypso under orders to sail the Caribbean for French, Spanish and Dutch privateers. The 9th volume in the Ramage series.
    TB10439  $7.50



  • Pope, Dudley:  Governor Ramage, R.N..  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1973. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in cloth covered boards with a very modest list to the spine with a prior owner's date on the first free end paper. In a near fine dust jacket with a hardly noticable nick to the upper corner of the front panel and very light fading to the spine area. The fourth volume in the Ramage series which finds Nicholas Ramage in charge of the H.M.S. Triton and capturing a Spanish island in the Caribbean.
    TB10639  $7.50



  • Pope, Dudley:  Convoy.  London: Book Club Association, 1980. Book Club Edition. Near fine in dark green paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with a prior owner's book plate fixed to the front end paper behind the dust jacket flap. In a very good dust jacket with the original price on the front flap with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area and to the upper edge of the front panel. One of the more uncommon titles by Dudley Pope. This one takes place during W.W. II involving the British Merchant Navy.
    TB15912  $5.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesPorny, [Mark Anthony]:  The Elements Of Heraldry.  London: T. Carnan and F. Newbery, Jr., 1771. Second Edition Corrected. Near fine in an attractive, 20th century, full leather binding reminiscent of a contemporary binding style. The leather is a light brown with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and binder's devises in the compartments with the design around the raised bands extended onto the boards which are decorated with double borders with devices stamped in the corners. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/16 inches. The front and rear paste downs show a small, stamped skull and cross bones. The contents are clean, bright and free of staining, foxing or tanning. 254 numbered pages of text followed by "A Dictionary of Technical Terms" of 48 pages which is then followed by a page of instructions to the binder and lastly a one page ad for other books by the author. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and 24 engraved copper plates.
    TB29944  $200.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesPorter, Robert Ker:  Narrative Of The Campaign In Russia During The Year 1812.  Hartford, Conn.: George Sheldon, & Co., 1814. First Edition. Good in full, light brown calf with a well worn red leather label on the spine stamped in gilt (the lettering of which is barely visible). An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 inches with heavy wear and rubbing to the leather at the head of the spine, the first free end page is beginning to separate, the frontispiece portrait of Prince Koutousoff shows many spots of foxing, the first map is only partially there and the second map is badly torn, but all there. 358 pages followed by a second section of 83 pages titled: A Narrative of the Events Which Followed Bonaparte's Campaign In Russia To The Period of His Dethronement. Note: The lower margin of pages 81/82 of this section has been torn away with no loss to the printing on those pages.
    TB30775  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandPorter, Catherine Anne:  The Collected Stories of Catherine Anne Porter.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1976. A Limited Edition. Fine in full dark 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. An octavo measuring 8 5/8 by 5 5/8 inches. 536 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by George Jones. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB30622  $25.00



  • Porter, Connie:  All-Bright Court.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and gray paper covered boards with metallic red text stamping on the spine with light gray end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 224 pages of text. A clean, tight, bright and unread copy.
    TB25090  $10.00



  • Porter, Horace:  Railway Passenger Travel 1825-1880.  Maynard, Mass.: Chandler Press, 1987. . Near fine in printed, heavy, blue paper wraps over a double stapled binding. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2". Without a dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated, containing roughly 32 pages of text and reproductions of earlier works of art. A reprint of a Scribner's publication of 1888.
    TB25587  $10.00



  • Post Office Department:  A Description of United States Postage Stamps from 1847-1936.  Washington, DC: U.S. Gov. Printing Office, 1937. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in textured green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. Without a dust jacket. 119 pages of text and photographs followed by many blank pages.
    TB12665  $8.00



  • Click on Image to expandPost-Master General:  List of Post-Offices in the United States, With The Names of the Post-Masters of the Counties and States, to Which They Belong.....  Washington, DC: US Government, printed by Way & Gideon, 1828. First Edition, First printing. Good in 1/4 cloth with heavy, blue-gray, plain paper covers with a sewn binding. The covers are worn and rubbed with mild chipping at the edges. There is a book plate from the Library of the American Institute attached the verso of the front cover, two early prior owner names on the title page as well as a red stamp of the American Institute Library. Without a dust jacket, and we doubt that it ever had one. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" tall by 5 3/8" deep containing 151 pages of text. The preliminaries provide a list of distributing offices for the postal service; the rates of postage for a single letter "composed of one piece of paper"; newspaper postage and pamphlet postage; the list of counties, districts or parishes in each state and territory as of 1828. This material is followed by the complete list of post-offices in the United States listed by the name of the office (town or parish), the county and state of that office and the name of the postmaster for that office. The final two columns of data list the distance from Washington and the distance from the state capital for that office. The final table in this volume lists the number of post-offices established from the years 1789 to 1827 "inclusive", amount of postage sold, compensation to post masters, expenses, transportation of the mail, net revenue and "Extent in Miles of Post-roads". For this copy only, tipped in on the final two blank pages are newspaper clippings from 1828 listing the amount of postage accrued in each state and territory. The second clipping is a nearly 14" long article the "documents accompany the Presidents Message from the Post Office Department for 17th November, 1828.
    TB22733  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandPotter, Charles Edward:  Genealogies Of The Potter Families And Their Descendants In America To The Present Generation.  Boston: Alfred Mudge & Sons, 1888. First Edition. Good in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A folio measuring 13 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches with the cloth worn through and slightly frayed at the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards. The front and rear hinges are starting. The joints are strong. The contents are near fine with little evidence of foxing or tanning. Containing all ten parts covering Potters of Ipswich, Mass., Portsmouth, R.I., Lancaster, England, New Haven, Conn., South Shields, England, Philadelphia, Penn., Portsmouth, R. I., Lynn, Mass., and Warwick, R. I. Each part is numbered individually. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 28 portraits.
    TB28955  $100.00



  • Potter, John K.:  Samuel L. Clemens First Editions and Values.  Chicago: The Black Archer Press, 1932. First Limited Edition. Fine in gilt decorated blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small 12mo8vo measuring 7.25" x 5.125". Without a dust jacket as issued. This is copy number 114 of only 500 copies printed. 82 pages containing an index, text and illustrations.
    TB13096  $42.00



  • Potter, Beatrix:  Peter Rabbit in Mr. McGregor's Garden.  New York: Derrydale Books, 1986. reprint. Fine in illustrated paper covered boards. Without a dust jacket. A pop-up book of six pages re-told by Corey Nash from the original stories by Beatrix Potter.
    TB09153  $8.00



  • Click on Image to expandPough, Richard H.:  Audubon Water Bird Guide.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1956. Reprint of 1956. Near fine in blue-gray cloth covered boards with silver colored text on the spine and on the front board with an image of a flying goose. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches touches of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with rubbing and wear to the upper and lower edges of the spine area and at the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. 352 pages including an index and text. Illustrated throughout with 623 images485 in full color by Don Eckelberry and 138 in black and white by Earl L. Poole. This title covers "water, game and large land birds of Eastern and Central North America from Southern Texas to Central Greenland, and most of which range to the Pacific Coast." (from the front panel of the dust jacket)
    TB30670  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandPowers, Alfred:  Redwood Country.  New York: Duell Sloan & Pearce, 1949. First Edition. Near fine in dark red cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. An octavo of 8 142 by 5 1/2 inches with the cloth at the head of the spine rubbed and just beginning to fray. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with 1/8" chips at the upper edge of the spine area and 1/8" chips to the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. The 19th volume in the American Folkways Series which describes "The Lava Region and the Redwoods" of Northern California, most of Oregon and the northwest parts of Utah. 292 pages including an index.
    TB29783  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandPownall, T. {Thomas}:  A Topographical Description Of The Dominions Of The United States Of America.  Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1949. Second Expanded Edition. Fine in yellow-green cloth covered boards with gilt on black title blocks on the spine and the author's name stamped in gilt on the front board. A quarto of 12 by 8 1/2 inches with two, very small and minor fading marks at the head of the spine and a small snag at the lower fore edge of the front board. The contents are in perfect condition as well as the two fold-out maps. Without a dust jacket. One of only 2,000 copies of this title printed and sold. 235 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Edited by and with a preface by Lois Mulkearn. Illustrated by a frontispiece and with two, very large, fold-out maps tipped-in at the rear of the book. This title was first published in London in 1776. The author added subsequent material expanding the original edition by approximately one third with the intent of publishing a second edition. That was not done until the publication of this version. (Howes, P-543)
    TB30701  $40.00



  • Poyer, David:  Tomahawk.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket. The author's fifth novel in a series on the modern navy.
    TB07601  $9.80



  • Poyer, David:  China.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap.
    TB11690  $5.00



  • Poynder, Michael:  The Price Guide to Jewellery 3000 B.C.-1950 A.D..  London: Antique Collectors' Club, (1976). Reprint of 1981 with revised price list.. Fine in red cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. A small quarto measuring 11" by 8". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Laid-in is a price revision list of 1990 and a second list of 1993-4. 385 pages of text and extensive photographs.
    TB28156  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandPratt, Willis H., Sr.:  Memories 1883-1973 Ninety Years In the Life of a Connecticut Farm Boy.  Essex, Conn.: Self-published , 1974. First Edition. Near fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 inches with the spine area of the cover tanned and with light soiling to the front cover. The contents are undamaged, clean and remain tight in the binding. Without a dust jacket as issued. The copyright page is signed by the author with the limitation statement modified to read: "This is one of the first copies printed for...." 91 pages of text followed by a section of black and white images from photographs.
    TB30404  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandPratt & Whitney:  Clouds Of Airplanes Powered by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engines.  East Hartford, Conn.: Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, n.d. (circa 1944). . A staple bound brochure of ten pages in near fine condition in heavy, paper, printed wraps. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 10 pages illustrated on each page with black and white photographs of military airplanes all powered by Pratt & Whitney engines. These planes include: the Consolidated Catalina, Consolidated Liberator, Douglas Skymaster, Douglas Skytrain, Grumman Hellcat, Lockheed Ventura, Martin Marauder, Northrop Black Widow, Republic Thunderbolt, Chance Vought Corsair and the Chance Vought Kingfisher.
    TB25924  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandPrescott, George B.:  Bell's Electric Speaking Telephone: Its Invention, Construction, Application, Modification And History.  New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1884. First Edition. An exlibrary copy in good condition in its original brown cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 5/8 inches with heavy wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, to the tips of the boards and the edges of the same. There is a library book plate on the front paste down, a blind embossed stamp on the title page, a call number on the spine, page providing due dates the the rear free end page. The last 42 pages of text show dampness stains around the margins. The preliminaries and up to page six show dampness staining to the margins at their fore edges. One of the fold-out plates has been mended with archival tape and several pages with tears have also been repaired. 526 pages including an index. Illustrated throughout with drawings within the text and with several fold-out plates. Very uncommon.
    TB30842  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expandPrescott, William H.:  History Of The Reign of Ferdinand And Isabella, The Catholic.  New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1848. Tenth Edition. All three volumes of this three volume set are in very good+ condition in 3/4 leather and brown cloth covered boards with four raised bands on the spine, gilt on black leather title labels and gilt tool work in the compartments. The end sheets are marbled paper with a matching marbled design to the edge of the text blocks. All three volumes are octavos measuring 9" by 6". Each has an early prior owner's name written in pencil on the second free end pages. The pages of the three text blocks show modest spots of foxing and light age tanning. The hinges and joints are extremely tight. Volume I contains 411 pages of text and illustrated with a steel engraving frontispiece portrait of Isbella. Volume II contains 509 pages of text and is illustrated with an engraving frontispiece portrait of Ferdinand and a map preceding the first page of text. Volume III contains 531 pages of text including an index for all three volumes and is illustrated with an engraving frontispiece of Christopher Columbus and a map of Italy which preceding the first page of text.
    TB24882  $175.00



  • Preston, Richard:  The Hot Zone.  New York: Random House, 1994. 6th printing. Fine in black 1/4 cloth and paper covered board with white text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with very modest soiling on this predominantly white jacket. The author's third book and a runaway bestseller which dealt with the emergence of a "hot" lethal virus in 1989.
    TB10484  $7.00



  • Price, Anthony:  The Eyes of the Fleet A Popular History of Frigates and Frigate Captains 1793-1813.  London: Hutchinson, 1990. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards with dark gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Reprinted in the US in 1996 by W. W. Norton. 298 pages including an index and two sections of photographs of period art work. Admiral Nelson considered frigates of the British Navy "the eyes of the Fleet" as they were the fastest warships and were critical to the dominance of the British Navy during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The author in this volume provides the stories of the men who commanded these ships and details some of their more influential battles in naval history.
    TB16833  $25.00



  • Price, Alfred:  Luftwaffe Handbook 1939-1945.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1977. First Reprint of 1978. Fine in gray paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a fine jacket with the price on the front flap. A highly "detailed reference manual on the Luftwaffe at war...." 111 pages of text and many photographs.
    TB14675  $14.00



  • Click on Image to expandPrideaux, S. T.:  A Catalogue Of Books Bound By S. T. Prideaux Between MDCCCXC and MDCCCC With Twenty-Six Illustrations.  Bronxville, NY: Nicholas T. Smith, 1979. Reprint of 1979. Fine in 1/4 green leather (morocco) and marbled paper covered boards with leather board tips, gilt borders and gilt text on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2". The binding is by Gray Parrott of Maine. Without a dust jacket as issued. This copy is identified as number 52 out of only 300 copies printed. 20 pages of text followed by 26 black and white photographic plates of bindings created by Sarah T. Prideaux of England. A facsimile reprinting of the original 1900 publication.
    TB26616  $35.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesPrince, Bernadine LeMay:  The Alaska Railroad In Pictures 1914-1964 (Vols 1 & 2).  Anchorage, Alaska: Ken Wray's Print Shop, 1964. First Edition, First Printings. Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine condition in dark blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine and on the front boards. Both are small quartos of 10 1/2 by 7 inches with a sewn and rounded and backed binding with a hollow back spine. Both volumes are in very good+, unclipped dust jacket (no price) with a 1/8" deep chip at the upper edge of the spine area on volume 1, slight tanning to the spine areas of both and with light soiling at the fore edges of the panels on both books. Signed, warmly inscribed and dated in 1965 by the author on the title page. This set is numbered 74 on the title page of volume 1 out of a first edition print run of only 1,000 copies. Volume 1 contains 466 pages of text and is extensively illustrated from black and white photographs throughout. Volume 2 contains pages 467 to 1092 and illustrated as above. The two volumes contain over 2,100 photographs and line drawings. The first edition of this title was limited to 1,000 and according to the colophon of volume 2 it was almost sold out as of May 1966. An exceptionally clean and handsome set with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29915  $1000.00



  • Click on Image to expandPritchett, V. S.:  Marching Spain.  London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1928. First Edition, First printing. Very good in lightly soiled orange cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine. The end sheets show modest tanning and the boards and the spine is slightly soiled. Without a dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. 224 pages of text illustrated with a photographic frontispiece and seven black and white photographs.
    TB20605  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandProehl, Stephen:  Over Cape Cod And The Islands.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 light blue cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An oblong 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 11". In a very good price clipped dust jacket with a 3/4" deep chip at the upper corner of the front panel. 139 pages including a bibliography, notes to the photographic plates and illustrated throughout with 110 color photographs of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.
    TB23825  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandProper, Datus C.:  What The Trout Said About The Design Of Trout Flies And Other Mysteries.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1995. Revised and Augmented Edition. Fine in dark blue leather covered boards with gilt text and decorations in five compartments on the spine and gilt borders and tool work on the boards. The edges of the text block are gilt and the end sheets are silk with a placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. One of the volumes in the Easton Press Library of Fly-Fishing Classics. Illustrated with drawings by Bill Elliott. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 3/8" with 286 pages of text including an index. This title is no longer published and sold by The Easton Press. A bright, clean and crisp copy with no prior owner's plates, names, dates or notations.
    TB30538  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandProsek, James:  The Complete Angler A Connecticut Yankee Follows in the Footsteps of Walton.  New York: HarperCollins Publishers, (1999). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 green cloth and yellow paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and with printed end sheets. A square octavo measuring 8" by 8" with a very slight lean to the spine and a small 1/4" bump to the lower edge of the front board. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. 324 pages of text illustrated with water colors by the author. This is Prosek's third book on fish or fishing.
    TB24275  $90.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesProsek, James:  Joe and Me An Education In Fishing And Friendship.  New York: Rob Weisback Books, 1997. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with text stamping on the spine and illustrated title plate on the front board. Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed and inscribed: "For Ben | Keep fishing but | don't get caught | Best Wishes" by the author on the title page. Illustrated by the author who also wrote and illustrated Trout which was well regarded and continues to sell well in hard bound form.
    TB29994  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandProud, Robert:  The History of Pennsylvania, In North America.  Philadelphia: Zachariah Poulson Junior, 1797. First Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in near fine condition in contemporary, full calf covered boards with red and black, gilt decorated labels on the spines. Both are octavos measuring 8 3/8" by 5" with very light wear and rubbing to the leather joints and to the tips of the boards to volume I. The same wear to the leather of volume II is present, but the upper 2" of the front joint is beginning to part. The hinges, joints and binding are otherwise tight and strong. The frontispiece portrait of William Penn is present, but the fold-out map frontispiece in volume II is missing. Volume I contains 508 pages of text and the errata. Volume II contains 373 pages of text followed by 132 pages of appendices and a 14 page index and the errata for volume II. Of particular interest is the fact that a gift inscription is present on the first (in Vol II) and second (Vol. I) free end pages of both volumes. These inscriptions read: "Peter Barker | to his valued | antient friend | Sarah Barney of | Nantucket " and dated "Philadelphia 11 mo. 22 1803" Beneath this date is another prior owner's name "James Barker". This Sarah Barney was quite likely the same Sarah Barney (1725-1808) of the Society of Friends who was well known as she was instrumental in promoting Quaker women's rights. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". (Howes, P-639; Sabin, 66223; Evans, 34421)
    TB28330  $700.00



  • Proulx, E. Annie:  Accordian Crimes.  New York: Scribner, 1996. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The author's third book, Shipping News, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. This is the author's fourth book and it was launched with much bravado.
    TB04935  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandPublished by J. J. Stoner:  Bird's Eye View of the Town of Nantucket State of Massachusetts Looking Southwest 1881.  Madison, Wisc.: J. J. Stoner, 1881. Facsimile Reproduction. A fine bird's eye view map of the town of Nantucket, with an inset of Siasconset, reproduced by Historic Urban Plans of Ithac, New York from the original lithograph in the Library of Congress. The sheet measures 23" by 17" and the image measures roughly 20" by 14". Identified on the map are 41 points or places of interest with street names shown. This image is ready for matting and framing and will be shipped in a reinforced mailing tube.
    TB23431  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandPudney, John:  The Green Grass Grew All Round.  London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1942. First Edition, First printing. Fine in bright green cloth covered boards with yellow text on the spine and illustrated end sheets. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" tall by 5" deep. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/4" deep closed tear at the lower edge of the spine area and light rubbing to the folds and to the upper edge of the spine area. Curiously, the verso side of the jacket is printed to accommodate Ogden Nash's book: The Primrose Path. Signed on the title page by the author. 130 pages of text. A novel of the tranquility of rural living during a time of war on a farm in the countryside of England. Illustrated with seven black and white photographs including the frontispiece.
    TB23279  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandPulliam, Tom, and Clare Grundman:  The New York Time Crossword Puzzle Dictionary.  New York: Random House, (1995). Third Edition, Eighth Printing. Fine in 1/4 blue and black paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine which is bumped on its lower edge. A small quarto measuring 9 1/8 by 7 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 656 pages.
    TB28860  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandPunch:  Punch Or The London Charivari (Volume the Fifth).  London: Published for the Proprietors at the Office, 1843. First Edition, First printing. Good+ in a contemporary binding of 1/4 brown leather and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text and borders on the spine and light brown paper end sheets. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4" by 8 1/4" with the lower quarter of the leather backstrip missing, the front joint worn and cracking and with 1/2 of the blank first free end page torn out. The leather at the tips of the boards is heavily rubbed and worn through. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 274 pages including an index and illustrated throughout with line drawings and cartoons. The Punch Christmas volume for 1843.
    TB25000  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandPunch:  Punch Or The London Charivari (Volume VIII).  London: Published for the Proprietors at the Office, 1845. First Edition, First printing. Good+ in a contemporary binding of 1/4 brown leather and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text and borders on the spine and light brown paper end sheets. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4" by 8 1/4" with the upper one inch and the lower 1/2 inch of the leather backstrip missing, the front joint worn and cracking and with at least 1/2 of the marbled paper on the front board torn away. The leather at the tips of the boards is rubbed and worn. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 270 pages including an index and illustrated throughout with line drawings and cartoons. The Punch Christmas volume for 1845.
    TB25001  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandPunch:  Punch Or The London Charivari (Volume the Eleventh).  London: Published for the Proprietors at the Office, 1846. First Edition, First printing. Good+ in a contemporary binding of 1/4 brown leather and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text and borders on the spine and light brown paper end sheets. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4" by 8 1/4" with the upper 1/2 inch and a 1" chip from the lower fore edge of the leather backstrip missing, the front joint worn and cracking. The leather at the tips of the boards is rubbed and worn. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 268 pages including an index and illustrated throughout with line drawings and cartoons. The Punch Christmas volume for 1846.
    TB25002  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandPutnam, Robert:  Early Sea Charts.  New York: Abbeville Press, (1983). First Edition. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. The cloth at the lower quarter of both front and rear boards are faded. A folio measuring 15" by 11 5/8". Without its issued dust jacket. 142 pages containing 76 reproductions of full color charts.
    TB28465  $5.00



  • Click on Image to expandPyle, Howard:  Howard Pyle's Book of The American Spirit.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1923. First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in 1/4 black cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine, black text on the front board with an illustrated paper label which shows no wear or rubbing. In a good unclipped (but not priced) dust jacket with 1/3" deep chips across the upper edge of the spine area, a two inch wide by 2" deep chip at the lower edge of the rear panel and with numerous closed tears to the edges of the front panel. 448 pages of text and illustrated with 201 drawings and plates plus the frontispiece. Nineteen of the plates are in full color. "The romance of American History Pictured by Howard Pyle, Compiled by Merle Johnson, with narrative descriptive text from original sources edited by Francis J. Dowd."
    TB20617  $225.00



  • Click on Image to expandPyle, Howard:  The Story of King Arthur and his Knights.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903. First Edition. Very good+ in light brown cloth covered boards highly decorated with gilt text, black designs and red rules on the spine and with a red, gilt and black crest on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 3/16 by 6 3/4 inches with light brown end sheets. There is a faint black mark on the front board in the upper area of the amoral crest. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is very slightly rubbed at it is at the tips of the boards. 313 pages of text illustrated throughout with an engraved frontispiece of King Arthur of Britain, numerous head and tail pieces and 10 plates for a total of 35 illustrations. An extremely handsome and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. (Morse & Brinckle, p. 140)
    TB28949  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expandPyle, Howard:  Otto of the Silver Hand.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1888. First Edition, First printing. Near fine and recently rebacked with a 1/2 medium brown leather with gilt text stamping retaining the publisher's original green cloth covered boards with gilt text, black, red and white designs on the front board and with new end sheets. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 3/4". (173) pages of text with 78 black and white illustrations throughout by Howard Pyle. The text is followed by 16 pages of advertisements by the publisher. Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle. Only 5,000 copies of the first edition were printed. Contents are fine with no tanning or foxing. (Morse/Brinckle, p. 126; Blanck, Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 91)
    TB26151  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandPyle, Howard:  The Story of the Champions of the Round Table.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. First Edition. Very good+ in light brown cloth covered boards highly decorated with gilt text, black designs and red rules on the spine and with a red, gilt and black crest on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 3/16 by 6 3/4 inches with light gray end sheets. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is very slightly rubbed at it is at the tips of the boards. 329 pages of text illustrated throughout with an engraved frontispiece of Sir Launcelot, numerous head and tail pieces and 31 plates for a total of 85 illustrations. An extremely handsome and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. (Morse & Brinckle, p. 141)
    TB28947  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandPyle, Howard, and Merle Johnson:  Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1921. Early reprint of 1922. Very good+ in 1/2 black cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stampings on the spine and with an illustrated paper label on the front board. A portion of the gilt text on the spine is obliterated due to a stain of about 1/2" and the fore corners of the boards are rubbed and worn. Without its issued dust jacket. 247 pages of text and with 36 black and white and color plate illustrations by Howard Pyle together with numerous sketches within the text. Counting the frontispiece there are 12 color plates (two of which are small 3" x 5"). The subtitle reads: "Fiction, Fact & Fancy concerning the Buccaneers & Marooners of the Spanish Main: From the writing & Pictures of Howard Pyle: Compiled by Merle Johnson." A handsome copy in very collectable condition with all plates present and in fine shape.
    TB21711  $125.00






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