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  • Click on Image to expandVale, Brian:  A Frigate of King George Life and Duty on a British Man-of-War 1807-1829.  London and New York: I. B. Tauris Publishers, (2001). First Edition. Fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/8 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. 204 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes, appendices and text. Illustrated with maps, line drawings and reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB29827  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandVan De Water, Frederic F.:  The Real McCoy.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1931. First Edition, First Printing. Very good in decorated green cloth covered boards with three yellow on black title blocks on the spine and the orange title surrounded by a black circle on the front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/2 inches with rubbing, light wear and fading to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and over the tips of the boards. The hinges and joints are tight and strong. The contents are free of any damage and remain tight to the binding. 305 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece of Bill McCoy and 8 double sided plates of 23 black and white images from photographs. Bill McCoy, the subject of this rousing true story of rum running during the Prohibition years (1920-1933), was a notorious ship owner who ferried booze from the Bahamas to the edge of International waters off the United States where he would heave to and wait for smaller, faster boats to come out to pick up orders than race back at high speed to avoid Coast Guard patrols out to bust the practice. Because Bill McCoy was scrupulous about not cutting his stock with water, unlike many of his competitors, his name became synonymous with honesty in the trade which gave rise to the expression "The Real McCoy". A collectible copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30356  $250.00



  • Van Den Brink, F. H. :  Mammals of Britain and Europe.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1986. Limited Edition. Fine in full dark brown leather covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board, with all edges of the text block gilt and 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" ontaining 221 pages including an index. Extensively illustrated Paul Barruel.
    TB25632  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandVan Dine, S. S.:  The Dragon Murder Case.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons and by The First Edition Library, 1933. Facsimile First Edition Library Reprint. Fine in black cloth covered boards with red text on the spine and front board with illustrated end sheets. A 12mo measuring 7 3/8" by 5". In a fine, facsimile, unclipped dust jacket with the "FEL" logo on the rear flap. Without a slip case, but still contained within the publisher's shrink wrap. 311 pages of text followed by six pages of ads by the publisher. This is the First Edition Library's exact (facsimile) reproduction of the first edition of the book to include all the issue points that were present in the original first printing.
    TB28341  $35.00



  • Van Doren, Carl:  Mutiny in January.  New York: The Viking Press, 1943. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping, minor fading around the board edges & a prior owners name on 1st FEP. In a very good+ dust jacket with a price clipped front flap and moderate light wear at the ends of the spine area and soiled on the rear panel. The story of a group of soldiers from the Pennsylvania Line who mutinied in January of 1781 and whose actions threatened to create a crisis for the entire American Army.
    TB11939  $28.00



  • Click on Image to expandVan Dusen, Albert E.:  Puritans Against The Wilderness Connecticut History to 1763.  Chester, Conn.: The Pequot Press, (1975). First Edition. Very near fine in printed, heavy paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quarto of 9 by 6 inches with very light soiling to the covers. Without a dust jacket as issued. 150 pages including an index and text.
    TB30871  $5.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesVan Dyke, Henry:  Camp-Fires And Guide-Posts A Book Of Essays And Excursions.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1921. First Edition. Near fine in decorated blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 4 7/8" with a bump to the upper fore corner of the front board and the presence of a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down behind the dust jacket flap. In a very good, unclipped and very scarce, dust jacket with shallow (1/8") deep chipping across the upper edge of the spine area and small nicks to the fore corners of the panels. The cover art to the front board is by Margaret Armstrong. This highly decorative floral work is not initialed by her as was so often her habit. 319 pages illustrated with a frontispiece and six other photographic plates.
    TB27501  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandVan Dyke, Hanry:  The White Bees And Other Poems.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 ivory cloth and gray paper covered boards with a paper title label on the spine. All edges of the text block are deckled. Without a dust jacket but the book is contained within a fine cloth covered chemise and within a near fine 1/4 blue morocco slip case with four raised bands on the spine and with gilt text stamping within the compartments. 103 pages. A collection of 45 poems. An elegantly protected book.
    TB22224  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expandVan Dyke, Henry:  The Valley Of Vision A Book of Romance and Some Half-Told Tales.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1919. First Edition, Short Stories. Near fine in decorated blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and designs on the spine and front board. A small octavo o 7 1/2 by 4 7/8 inches with a gift inscription on the first free end page and with very minor light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket. 306 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and seven plates by various artists. The spine and front board show a very elaborate Art Nouveau design in gilt, white and red created by Margaret Armstrong.
    TB30477  $30.00



  • Van Dyke, John C.:  The New New York A Commentary On The Place And The People.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1909. First Edition. Good in its original red cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine and with gilt text and borders on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 7/8 inches with the fore edges of the front and rear boards dampness stained to a depth of one inch with no further damage beyond the first free end page. There is a more recent gift inscription on the recto side of the frontispiece. The contents are in fine condition. Without a dust jacket. 420 pages illustrated with a color frontispiece and 25 color plates and 98 plates in black and white by Joseph Pennell.
    TB30918  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandVan Dyke, Henry:  Little Rivers.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, c1903, 1909. Reprint of 1908. Very good+ in its original dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt designs and gilt text on the spine and with a very elaborate Art Nouveau design in gilt, white and light green on the front board created by Margaret Armstrong. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 4 7/8 inches with touches of light wear to the corners of the spine and to the tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket. 348 pages of text including an index. Illustrated with a frontispiece and seven plates by F. V. DuMond. A collection of ten short stories of fishing.
    TB28585  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandVan Dyke, Henry:  Days Off And Other Digressions.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, c1907. Reprint of July, 1913. Very good in its original dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt designs and gilt text on the spine and with a very elaborate Art Nouveau design in gilt, white and light green on the front board created by Margaret Armstrong. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 4 7/8 inches with touches of light wear to the corners of the spine and to the tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket. There is a gift inscription on the first free end page dated January 21, 1915. 322 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece and seven plates by Frank Schoonover. A collection of twelve short stories of fishing, river running and hunting.
    TB29238  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandVan Dyke, Henry:  The Unknown Quantity.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, c1912. Reprint of October, 1912. Very good in its original dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt designs and gilt text on the spine and with a very elaborate Art Nouveau design in gilt, light blue and orange on the front board created by Margaret Armstrong. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 4 7/8 inches with touches of light wear to the corners of the spine and to the tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket. There is a prior owner's name on the first free end page. 370 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece and six plates by Garth Jones and Blendon Campbell. A collection of 19 short stories of romance "And Some Half-Told Tales".
    TB29239  $20.00



  • Van Dyke, Henry :  The Broken Soldier and the Maid of France.  New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1919. Early reprint. Very good+ in gilt decorated blue cloth covered boards with mild rubbing at the head and heel of the spine and with slight foxing of the end papers. With a gift inscription and date of 1919 on the front end paper. 66 pages of text with illustrations by Frank E. Schoonover one of which is a tipped-in color plate as the frontispiece.
    TB15677  $18.00



  • Van Gieson, Judith:  Raptor.  New York: Harper & Row, 1990. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket. The author's second book of mystery to involve Neil Hamel.
    TB02279  $35.00



  • Van Gieson, Judith:  Mercury Retrograde.  Huntington: James Cahill Publish, 1994. Sigend Limited Edition. Fine, In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by author, illustrator and introducer, Walter Satterthwait, on the title page. Numbered "PC" of 124 numbered and 26 lettered limited edition copies. The sixth book by this author of mystery fiction.
    TB02544  $35.00



  • Van Gieson, Judith:  The Lies That Bind.  New York: Harper Collins, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine jacket with a tiny black pen mark at the lower quarter of the front panel near the spine. Signed by the author on the title page. The fifth Neil Hamel mystery book.
    TB01904  $14.00



  • Van Gieson, Judith:  The Wolf Path.  New York: Harper Collins, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. The fourth Neil Hamel mystery.
    TB01905  $14.00



  • Van Gieson, Judith:  The Other Side of Death.  New York: HarperCollins, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Near fine with a gift inscription on the first free end paper, else fine. In a fine dust jacket. The author's third Neil Hammel mystery.
    TB02278  $10.50



  • Van Gieson, Judith:  Parrot Blues.  New York: HarperCollins, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. The sixth Neil Hamel mystery.
    TB02910  $10.00



  • Van Gieson, Judith:  Hotshots.  New York: HarperCollins, 1996. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. The author's seventh Neil Hamel mystery.
    TB03383  $8.00



  • Van Gieson, Judith:  The Lies That Bind.  New York: Harper Collins, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket.
    TB02773  $7.00



  • Van Gieson, Judith:  Mercury Retrograde.  Huntington: James Cahill Publish, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine with illustrated paper covered boards. Without a dust jacket. The author's sixth book. With an introduction by Walter Satterthwait. A collection of short stories and poems.
    TB05511  $7.00



  • Van Gieson, Judith:  The Wolf Path.  New York: Harper Collins, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. The author's fourth Neil Hamel mystery.
    TB02774  $5.60



  • Click on Image to expandVan Rensselaer, Stephen:  Check List of Early American Bottles And Flasks.  Peterborough, N. H.: Transcript Printing Company, 1926. Revised Edition. Very good- in green cloth covered boards gilt text and a decoration of a bottle on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn and rubbed and with an inscription on the first free end page and date from the author. Without a dust jacket. Signed and dated on the first free end page by the author. 320 pages. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs.
    TB27007  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandVan Tyne, Claude Halstead:  The Loyalists In The American Revolution.  Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith, c1902, 1959. Reprint of 1959. Very good+ in light blue cloth covered boards with dark blue text on the spine which has a crease down its middle. A small octavo measuring 8 by 5 3/8 inches with two faint stains to the front board and with some pages underlined in pencil. Without a dust jacket. 360 pages including an index, appendices and text.
    TB28674  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandVancouver, Captain George:  A Voyage Of Discovery To The North Pacific Ocean, And Round The World; In Which The Coast of North-West America Has Been Carefully Examined And Accurately Surveyed..  Amsterdam and New York: N. Israel and Da Capo Press, 1967. Facsimile reprint. All three volumes and the clam shell box containing the charts are in fine condition in white cloth covered boards with gilt on blue title labels on the spines and front boards. Each volume and the box are uniformly bound being small quartos measuring 10" by 7 1/2". Each of the three bound volumes has its original acetate dust jacket which are in fine condition with the exception of volume I which has two chips missing from its lower fore corner of the front panel and across the upper edge of the spine area. A facsimile reprint of the original 1798 version published in London. Volume I contains 432 pages illustrated with six plates. Volume II contains 504 pages illustrated with five plates (one of which is a chart). Volume III contains 505 pages followed by an errata for all three volumes and is illustrated with six plates. The clam shell box contains sixteen fold-out charts as called for and all are in fine condition. An extremely clean and handsome set with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28226  $400.00



  • Click on Image to expandVandiveer, Clarence A.:  The Fur-Trade and Early Western Exploration.  Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1929. First Edition. Very near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text and rules on the spine and with the top edge of the text block gilt. A small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 3/8 inches with very light rubbing to the cloth at the corners of the spine and to the cloth at the tips of the boards. There a eleven inconsequential ripples to the cloth over the lower half of the spine due to an error in binding. Without a dust jacket. 316 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and five plates. Quoting from Clark & Brunet's bibliography: The Arthur H. Clark Company: "A general survey of the explorations resulting from fur trade commerce. The emphasis is place upon the wide-ranging wanderings of the men, who are treated both individually and in concert. It was well-reviewed by the academic community, and is much sought by collectors." (Clark/Brunet, 288) A very collectible, tight and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30785  $150.00



  • Varg, Paul A.:  New England and Foreign Relations 1789-1850.  Hanover: University Press of New England, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Fine in burgundy cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. Without a dust jacket. 260 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text.
    TB16982  $10.50



  • Click on Image to expandVarious Authors:  Records And Papers Of The New London County Historical Society, Volume II.  New London, Conn.: The New London County Historical Society, 1895-1904. First Editions. This listing covers the five original parts which ultimately comprised Volume II of the Records And Papers Of The New London County Historical Society. Each part is contained within its individual printed wraps over adhesive bindings. (The front cover for Part I is supplied in facsimile.) The pages for each part are numbered sequentially so that the entire volume contains 528 pages. Items of historical interest for each of the parts is as follows: Part I: Early Whaling Industry of New London, Famous Old Taverns of New London, Fact and Reminiscence. Part II: Historical Sketch of the Schools of New London, New London Society for Trade and Commerce, The Preston Separate Chruch. Part III: Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of The Settlement of New London. Part IV: Memoir of Hon. Charles Augustus Williams, Memoir of Hon. Benjamin Stark, Memoir of Hon. John T. Wait, Memoir of Elisah Turner, Benjamin Fletcher and his Reception in Hartford in 1693. Part V: Jonathan Trumbull, Governor of Conn.,Griswold, Conn., Highways, Holdings and Landmarks in the Ancient Town of Lyme, A Letter to My Great-Great-Grandmother, Memories, memoir of Rev. John Avery, Memoir of Rev. Samuel George Willard. An index for Volume I is contained at the end of Part V. Each part is a small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches and each is in near fine condition with a prior owner's name appearing at the upper fore corner on the covers for each part. No complete sets of Volume II in either original or reprints are presently listed on-line. An extremely scarce item.
    TB30048  $250.00



  • Click on Image to expandVarious Authors:  50 Authors : 50 Classics A MeadWestvaco Anthology.  n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 2007. Limited Edition. A two book set both volumes of which are in fine condition within a near fine paper covered clamshell box with a minor split at the lower, fore corner of the box. The primary volume in this set is in bright red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and blind embossing on the front and rear boards. The end sheets are illustrated paper. The second volume is printed heavy red paper wraps over an adhesive binding. Both are octavos measuring 9" by 5 1/2". The Christmas 2007 issue by MeadWestvaco which is the 50th and last volume in Westvaco's` annual American Classic series. 478 pages of text in the primary volume which contains short sections from the 49 previous limited edition volumes. The smaller, secondary volume contains (40) pages which is a compilation of color photographs of each of the 50 volumes and a summary of the bibliographic features of each volume in the series.
    TB25979  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandVarious Authors:  The Mariner's Library or Voyager's Companion. Containing Narratives of the Most Popular Voyages..  Boston: Lilly, Wait, Colman and Holden, 1833 c. 1832. First Edition. Fine as this copy was recently rebound in black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with new end sheets, a resewn binding, rounded and backed. The text block is in very good condition and is now tight and the pages are generally clean and free of any heavy tanning or foxing. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 4 1/2" with faint dampness stains running from pages 173 to 240. The full title reads; "The Mariner's Library or Voyager's Companion. Containing Narratives of the Most Popular Voyages, from the time of Columbus to the present day; with accounts of remarkable shipwrecks, naval adventures, the whale-fishery, &c: The whole interspersed with Numerous Sketches of Nautical Life". 492 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece engraving of the Constitution and seventeen other engravings throughout the text. (Sabin, 44591, but refers to 1834 publication by C. Gaylord of Boston.)
    TB25348  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expandVarious Authors:  The Sea, The Ship and the Sailor Tales of Adventure From Log Books and Original Narratives.  Salem: Marine Research Society, 1925. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in 1/4 brown cloth and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and illustrated end sheets. The tips of the boards are covered in vellum and the top edge of the text block is gilt. The cloth at the head of the spine shows a 1/4" deep closed tear with shallow related chipping of`1/32" on either side. There is the ghost of a prior owner's book plate on the first free end page. The title page and many of the illustrated plates within the text show mild tanning. Without its issued dust jacket. One of only ninety-seven copies printed and this copy is identified as number "95". 353 pages including an index of text illustrated with 2 maps a frontispiece and 30 black and white photographs and engravings. With an introduction by Captain Elliot Snow. The seventh volume in the series of publications by the Marine Research Society.
    TB22610  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandVarious Authors:  An Anthology of American Classics Selections From Twenty-Four Volumes.  No city stated: Westvaco, 1982. Limited Edition. Fine in decorated black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, blind embossed stars on the front board and illustrated end sheets. Without a dust jacket; however, the book is contained within a fine illustrated paper covered slip case. Laid-in is a gift card signed by two Westvaco employees. "A quarter of a century of limited editions published for friends of Westvaco at Christmastime 1958-1982." The Christmas 1982 issue by Westvaco which is the 25th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 343 pages of text with illustrations from the original volumes throughout.
    TB22898  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandVarious Authors:  Voices from an Earlier America.  No city stated: Westvaco, 1980. Limited Edition. Fine in decorated light orange cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with illustrated end sheets. Without a dust jacket; however, the book is contained within a fine illustrated paper covered slip case. An anthology of American Poetry from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Centuries. The Christmas 1980 issue by Westvaco. The 23rd volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 308 pages of text illustrated with contemporary steel engravings throughout.
    TB28356  $40.00



  • Various Authors:  A Treasury of American Humor.  n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1996. LimitedEdition. Fine in light gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, illustrated end sheets and a maroon, silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained with-in a near fine illustrated paper covered slip case with a minor dent at the upper edge of the opening. A collection of short stories, prose and poetry by ten famous American humorists. The Christmas 1996 issue by Westvaco which is the 39th volume in their series of American Classics. 261 numbered pages of text.
    TB24213  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandVarious Authors:  Friendship's Gift A Christmas and New Year's Annual.  New York: Leavitt & Allen, n.d. circa 1856. . Good+ in elaborately decorated, beveled boards covered with red cloth with blind and gilt embossed stampings across both boards and the spine. On the spine is a gilt and green title block, the motif of which is duplicated on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7" by 4 7/8" with all edges of the text block gilt. The edges of the boards and spine ends are rubbed and the lower 2" of the front joint are heavily worn with the front hinge showing damage in the same area. The elaborately hand painted floral presentation page is written upon in pencil. Although the preliminaries are foxed the pages of the text block are quite clean of foxing or tanning. The binding remains tight and strong. 264 pages of text containing 42 works of poetry or prose by various authors. Illustrated with a frontispiece, the presentation plate and four engraved plates (the last of which shows considerable foxing). (Faxon/Literary Annuals and Gift Books, p.22)
    TB28120  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandVarious Authors:  America: An Affirmation of Faith.  n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1984. Limited Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with blind embossed military medals on the front board with a blue silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine paper covered slip case. Laid-in is a presentation slip signed by two officers of Westvaco. 286 pages of text and illustrated by four color plates by Norman Rockwell. The Christmas 1984 issue by Westvaco which is the 27th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series.
    TB23091  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandVarious Authors:  Innovation & Achievement.  n.p.: Westvaco, 1987. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 dark blue leather and tan paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt text on the front board with decorated end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is within a fine paper covered slip case. 271 pages followed by three un-numbered pages. The thirtieth volume in the Westvaco Christmas series. A collection of essays about thirteen American innovators to include: Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton, Cyrus McCormick, Samuel F. B. Morse; Elias Howe, Jr., Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas A. Edison, The Wright Brothers, Henry Ford, James D. Watson and Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce.
    TB28265  $30.00



  • Various Authors:  All Aboard For Yesterday! A Nostalgic History of Railroading in Maine.  Camden, Maine: Down East Books, (1979). . Very good+ in heavy, printed, paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quarto measuring 11 by 8 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. 168 pages illustrated throughout with photographic reproductions.
    TB25572  $20.00



  • Vaughn, Stephanie:  Sweet Talk.  New York: Random House, 1990. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and decorated paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket. A collection of 10 short stories. The inside flap contains a glowing review of the author by Wallace Stegner. This is her first book. Many of her stories have appeared in The New Yorker and in the O.Henry and Pushcart Prize collections.
    TB05481  $28.00



  • Click on Image to expandVerne, Jules:  From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1970. Limited Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine condition in 1/4 gold colored cloth and printed paper covered boards with gilt text on green title blocks on the spines. Both volumes are small quartos measuring 10 1/2" by 7". Without a dust jackets as issued; however the books are contained within a fine, paper covered slip case with a printed label on the spine end of the slip case. With an introduction by JeanJules-Verne and illustrations by Robert Shore. One of only 1,500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 969 and signed by the illustrator, Robert Shore. From the Earth to the Moon 206 pages with 8 color plates. Around the Moon contains pages 207 to 425 and is illustrated with 8 color plates. A beautiful copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28041  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandVerne, Jules:  The Wreck Of The Chancellor.  Boston: James R. Osgood And Company, 1875. First American Edition. Good+ in original decorated green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board and with blind embossing to the front and rear boards. A 24mo measuring 6" by 4" with all edges of the text block stained red, rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the cloth at the fore edge of the front board. There is an early prior owner's name in pencil at the upper edge of the first free end page and the rear hinge is broken. Translated from The French by George M. Towle. 285 pages of text.
    TB27843  $140.00



  • Click on Image to expandVerne, Jules:  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.  Norwalk: The Easton Press, 1977. Collector's Edition. Fine in highly decorated full dark brown leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text stamping and decorations in the compartments with gilt decorations and rules stamped on the front and rear boards. The end sheets are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine and the edges of the text block are gilt. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series. A small quarto measuring 10 1/4" by 7" containing 325 pages of text and illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates or notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB28023  $37.50



  • Click on Image to expandVestal, Stanley:  Sitting Bull Champion Of The Sioux A Biography.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1932. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in maroon cloth covered boards with faded and chipped gilt text on the spine and the gilt outline of a bison under a facsimile of Sitting Bull's signature. An octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 3/8 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a good+, unclipped dust jacket with shallow chipping around the edges of the spine area, front and rear panels and at the folds to the flaps. There is a prior owner's name written at the upper edge of the front flap. Signed by the author using both his real name (W. S. Campbell) and his nom de plume on the first free end page. 350 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Sitting Bull, five plates and a map of Custer's last battle.
    TB29864  $225.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesVestal, Stanley:  The Missouri.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1945). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with a gilt on purple title block on the spine and decorated end papers. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is slightly curled inward, In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with 1/8" chips across much of the upper edge of the spine area with very shallow wear and chips to the lower edge of the same. The spine area is also very slightly faded. Signed by the author on the fly title page to which he has added his real name: W. S. Campbell. The 26th volume in The Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by Getlar Smith. 368 pages including an index, bibliography and chapter notes. A very clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29713  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandVestal, Stanley:  Joe Meek The Merry Mountain Man.  Caldwell, Idaho: The Caston Printers, Ltc., 1952. First Edition. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with bold silver colored text on the spine and the outline of a beaver on the front board. A small quarto of 9 by 6 inches. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with a 1/3" deep chip from the upper edge of the spine area, shallow chipping at the base of the spine area, heavy wear to the folds and several tape repairs to the recto of the jacket on the rear panel and numerous tape repairs on the verso of the jacket.. Signed by the author using both his real name (W. S. Campbell) and his nom de plume on the fly title page. 336 pages including a bibliography and text. Illustrated with black and white photographs.
    TB29862  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandVestal, Stanley:  Bigfoot Wallace A Biography.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1942. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in bright red cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and front board and with map end sheets. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with the cloth at the head of the spine just beginning to fray due to a tiny closed tear. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with shallow, 1/16" chips across the lower edge of the spine area, several closed tears to the upper edge of the spine area and nicks to the fore corners of the front panel. Signed by the author using both his real name (W. S. Campbell) and his nom de plume on the verso of the first free end page. 299 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with three reproductions of contemporary works of art drawn by eye-witness, Charles M'Laughlin. His formal name was William Alexander Anderson Wallace, but he was better known as Bigfoot Wallace, a man who is well known in Texas' early history.
    TB29865  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandVestal, Stanley:  Bigfoot Wallace A Biography.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1942. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in bright red cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and front board and with map end sheets. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with the photographic frontispiece of Bigfoot Wallace missing. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with two tape repairs to the upper edge of the spine area with the tape on both the recto and verso sides and with light wear and rubbing around the extremes. 299 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with three reproductions of contemporary works of art drawn by eye-witness, Charles M'Laughlin. His formal name was William Alexander Anderson Wallace, but he was better known as Bigfoot Wallace, a man who is well known in Texas' early history.
    TB24546  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandVestal, Stanley:  Jim Bridger Mountain Man A Biography.  New York: William Morrow & Company, 1946. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in salmon colored cloth covered boards with black text and decorations on the spine and with a black illustration on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 5/8 with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and that owner's name stamped on the lower edge of the text block. In a good, unclipped dust jacket with a number of large chips from the corners of the spine area and to the fore corners of the front panel. Signed by the author using both his real name (W. S. Campbell) and his nom de plume on the front paste down above the prior owner's book plate. 333 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Jim Bridger and two maps within the text.
    TB29863  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandVestal, Stanley:  Short Grass Country.  New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1941. First Edition. Fine in decorated cloth covered boards with a gilt on brown title block on the spine and the logo of the Folkways series on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a number of shallow chips and closed tears to the ends of the spine area and small chips from the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. The third volume in the American Folkways Series and one of the most difficult volumes to locate in the series. 304 pages including an index and text. There are no prior ownership markings of any kind in this copy.
    TB30372  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandVetter, Ernest G. and Eric Sloane:  Let's Fly.  New York: Wm. Morrow and Co., 1940. Third Printing November, 1941. Very good- in bright red/orange cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and front cover. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5" with the cloth at the head of the spine worn and beginning to fray. Without its issued dust jacket. Written by Ernest G. Vetter and subtitled: An ABC of Flying. This is the second book in which Eric Sloane appears as the illustrator. Extremely scarce.
    TB24265  $80.00



  • Villiers, Alan J.:  The Sea In Ships The Story Of A Sailing Ship's Voyage Round Cape Horn.  New York: William Morrow & Company, 1932. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in light blue cloth covered boards with a paper label on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 3/4" by 7 1/4" with a Christmas gift inscription on the first free end page in pencil. The spine and for a distance of 1" on to the boards the cloth is faded. The book is otherwise in very collectible condition with the pages tight and clean. Eleven pages of text followed by 112 black and white photographs taken by the author. Tipped-in at the rear of the book is a fold-out line drawing of a four-masted barque which is in fine shape.
    TB24729  $30.00



  • Villiers, Alan:  Captain James Cook.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1967. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in gilt decorated dark blue cloth covered boards with only hints of rubbing at the head and heel of the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with several tape stains to the lower quarter of the spine area. 307 pages including an index, bibliography, appendices, text and illustrated with contemporay art and maps. The author, who had an extensive background sailing square rigged vessels in all the oceans of the world, an in-depth provides biography of Captain James Cook.
    TB15919  $14.00



  • Viola, Herman J.:  Exploring the West.  New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1987. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown cloth covered boards. In a fine dust jacket. 256 pages with index and acknoledgements with text, and hundreds of pictures, photographs, maps and prints of paintings.
    TB06936  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expandVirgil:  The Aeneid.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1979. Limited Edition. Fine in highly decorated full black leather covered boards with gilt text stamping and decorations between four raised bands on the spine and with stamped gilt decorations on the boards. The end papers are of silk and there is a gray silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. The edges of the text block are gilt. A small quarto measuring 10 1/4" by 6 5/8" containing 397 pages of text. Translated by John Dryden and illustrated by Carlotta Petrina. A very handsome copy with no prior owner's names or notations or book plates.
    TB26583  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandVoelker, John:  Trout Magic.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1996. Collector's Edition. Fine in dark blue leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt tool work and gilt text in the compartments with gilt borders and tool work on the boards. The end sheets are silk and there is 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 7/8" by 6 3/4" containing 216 pages of text with the original publisher's shrink wrap still surrounding this copy. One of the volumes in the Easton Press Library of Fly-Fishing Classics. Illustrated by Milton C. Weiler. A title which is no longer printed and sold by The Easton Press. With the shrink wrap still in place there is no opportunity for a prior owner to add a book plate, names, dates or notations.
    TB30532  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandVollenhoven, Hanna Van G. G. Drayton: The Night Before Christmas A Spoken Song.  Boston: Boston Music Co., n.d. [1923]. . Near fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto measuring 11 7/8 by 8 7/8 inches. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 14 pages of music. The first page in this copy contains the poem "The Night Before Christmas" with credit given to the author, Clement C. Moore. The balance of the publication is the musical score written to the words. The color illustration on the front and rear of the covers and the six line art drawings within are by G. G. Drayton. As pointed out in Nancy H. Marshall's bibliography: The Night Before Christmas, G[race] G. Drayton was "famous for her illustrations of the Campbell Soup Kids. Quite scarce. (Marshall, 255)
    TB28850  $150.00



  • Vollmann, William T.:  An Afghanistan Picture Show.  New York: Farrar, Straus & Gir, 1992. First Edition, First printing. Fine, fine,
    TB01988  $31.50



  • Vollmann, William T.:  Butterfly Stories.  New York: Grove Press, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket.
    TB02100  $26.95



  • Vollmann, William T.:  The Rifles.  New York: Viking, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket.
    TB02280  $24.50



  • Vollmann, William T.:  Whores For Gloria.  New York: Pantheon Books, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine, fine,
    TB01987  $22.05



  • Click on Image to expandVoltaire, Jean Francois Marie Arouet de:  Candide.  New York: Random House, 1930. Random House Reprint. Fine, recently rebound in bright red cloth covered boards with gilt stamped, black leather labels on the spine and front board. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4 by 7 1/4 inches. Without a dust jacket. 111 pages of text with engravings by Rockwell Kent throughout. A very clean and attractive copy in a professionally rebound binding with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29138  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandVonnegut, Kurt:  Jailbird.  New York: Delacourte Press, (1979). First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with bold silver and gilt text stamping on the spine with a facsimile of the author's signature in gilt on the front board and with blue end sheets. A small octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/2" In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with nearly imperceptible hints of rubbing and wear at the upper edge of the spine area. Boldly signed by the author and dated "Easter 1995" on the fly title page. 246 pages including an index. A bright, clean and handsome copy with no prior owner's markings, dates, names or book plates.
    TB25320  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandVonnegut, Kurt, and Ivan Chermayeff:  Sun Moon Star.  New York: Harper & Row, (1980). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in gray cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 63 pages. A fine tight and bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30002  $45.00



  • Vydrova, Jirina:  Italian Majolica.  London: Peter Nevill, 1960. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in decorated white linen covered boards with faint tanning around the edges. In a very good dust jacket with very mild edge wear but not chips or tears. 37 pages containing a bibliography and text followed by 64 black and white and colored plates.
    TB14446  $15.00






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