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    Vale, 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



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    Van 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  $225.00




  • 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




  • 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



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    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




  • 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



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    Vancouver, 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



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    Vandiveer, 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



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    Various Authors:  A Complete Unbroken set of the Lakeside Classics from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin to Nurse and Spy in the Union Army.  Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1903 to 2019. . The first 25 volumes bound in dark green cloth covered boards (1903-1926) of this complete set are in very good to near fine condition. The exceptions to this average are the 1908 and 1910 printings of Memorable American Speeches I and Memorable American Speeches IV both of which are ex-library copies with the ghosts of spine labels and with penciled library notations otherwise in very good to very good+ conditions. The red cloth covered volumes (1927-1952) are generally between very good+ to fine conditions. The blue cloth covered volumes (1953-1977) are also in very good+ to fine conditions. The brown cloth covered volumes (1978-2002) are in very good+ to fine conditions with 13 titles still in their original shrink wrap. The 19 teal cloth covered volumes (2003-2019) are all in fine condition and with one exception are in their original shrink wrap. This is a remarkable, complete collection of all 119 volumes all of which are in collectible condition. Only 5 of the first 25 volumes have a prior owner's name or book plate. And one of the volumes (1919) has the signature of Thomas E. Donnelley on the third free end page.
    TB31835  $11500.00



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    Various 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



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    Various 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



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    Various 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



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    Various 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 and offsetting to the facing pages. Without its issued dust jacket. One of only ninety-seven "vellum" copies printed and this copy is identified as number "95". An untold number of plain cloth and paper copies were printed. 353 pages of text including an index and illustrated with 2 maps a frontispiece and 30 black and white photographs and engravings. The text contains five narratives of accounts of ship wreck and abandonment in the south Atlantic and in the South Pacific. With an introduction by Captain Elliot Snow. The seventh volume in the series of publications by the Marine Research Society.
    TB22610  $55.00



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    Various Authors:  Harper's New Monthly Magazine Volume XLIX, 44, June to November 1874.  New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1874. First Edition. Very good+ in 1/2 black leather and brown, pebbled cloth covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text in two of the compartments. A small quarto of 9 1/2 by 6 inches with light rubbing to the leather at the head and heel of the spine, the leather at the tips of the boards is worn through and a one inch section of the cloth is worn through at the edge of the front board. There is a dampness stain to the margins of the preliminaries and the first ten pages of the text. The end sheets show some foxing, but none is present in the contents. 904 pages of text illustrated through out with vignettes from engravings.
    TB31981  $50.00



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    Various 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



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    Various 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



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    Various Authors:  Excellence.  n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1988. Limited Edition. Fine in charcoal gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, an embossed seal on the front board and with illustrated end sheets and a red 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 card signed by an officer of Westvaco. A collection of 100 quotes and quotations from notable Americans. The Christmas 1988 issue by Westvaco which is the 31st volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 260 pages of text illustrated with with two color frontispieces.
    TB28358  $35.00



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    Various 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



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    Various 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



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    Veblen, Thorstein:  The Theory Of The Leisure Class An Economic Study of Institutions.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Press, 1979. A Limited Edition. Fine in full red leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. 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 9 1/8 by 6 inches containing 293 pages of text. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB31758  $50.00



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    Veit, Richard F.:  The Old Canals of New Jersey A Historical Geography.  Little Falls, NJ: New Jersey Geographical Press, (1963). First Edition. Good in light blue cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 3/8 inches with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and rubbing to the cloth around all edges of the covers. Without its dust jacket. 106 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with maps, line drawings and images from black and white photographs.
    TB31256  $20.00



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    Verlaine, Paul:  Epigrammes.  Paris: Bibliotheque Artistique & Liettereaire, 1894. First Edition. Very near fine in 3/4 dark brown leather and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments and gilt double rules at the edges of the leather on the boards. The top edge of the text block is gilt and the end sheets are marbled paper. The joints and hinges are tight and strong and the contents are free of foxing, but do show some age toning. A thin 12mo of 7 3/8 by 5 1/2 inches with light rubbing and scuffing to the fore edge of the leather on the lower edge of the front board and with a prior owner's name and address on the second free end page. 76 pages followed by a two page index. Illustrated with a frontispiece from art by F. A. Cazals. Printed entirely in French.
    TB31501  $250.00



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    Verne, 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



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    Verne, 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



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    Vestal [W. S. Campbell], 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



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    Vestal [W. S. Campbell], Stanley:  Queen Of Cowtowns Dodge City "The Wickedest Little City in America" 1872-1886.  New York: Harper & Brothers, (1952). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in 1/4 tan and light brown cloth covered boards with dark green text on the spine. An octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 5/8 inches with a minor bump to the top edge of the rear board. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a 3 inch closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel and light rubbing to the colors around the edges of the front panel. Signed by the author using both his pseudonym and his real name, "W. S. Campbell" in parentheses on the front paste down. 282 pages including an acknowledgments, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a section of seven images from black and white photographs.
    TB31395  $175.00



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    Vestal [W. S. Campbell], Stanley:  Warpath The True Story of the Fighting Sioux Told in a Biography of Chief White Bull.  New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1934. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in light gray cloth covered boards with orange text on the spine and front board. An octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 3/8 inches with whitish stains to the fore edge of the front board and light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without its issued dust jacket. Signed by the author using both his pseudonym and his real name, "W. S. Campbell" in parentheses on the verso of the first free end page. 282 pages including an acknowledgments, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece from black and white photographs and 10 images on plates from photographs. A very uncommon title by Vestal and exceedingly scarce as a signed copy.
    TB31396  $175.00



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    Vestal [W. S. Campbell], Stanley:  King of the Fur Traders The Deeds and Deviltry of Pierre Esprit Radisson.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1940. First Edition. Near fine in green cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and front board with decorated map end sheets with an erasure removing some of the print in an area of 1 by 4 inches on the first free end page. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 1/2 inches. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with minor chipping at the upper edge of the spine area and small nicks to the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. Signed by the author using both his pseudonym and his real name, "W. S. Campbell" in parentheses on the verso of the first free end page. 326 pages containing an index, bibliography, chronology, chapter notes, text and chapter head illustrations. A biography which detail the life of, Pierre Esprit Radisson, who founded the Hudson's Bay Company.
    TB31380  $160.00



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    Vestal [W. S. Campbell], 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



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    Vestal [W. S. Campbell], Stanley:  Kit Carson The Happy Warrior of the Old West.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1928. First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a circular emblem stamped on the front board. An octavo of 8 5/8 5 5/8 inches light rubbing, wear and several short closed tears to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without its issued dust jacket. This is an association copy! It is signed and inscribed by the author using both his pseudonym and his real name, "W. S. Campbell" in parentheses on the front paste down and inscribed "for Walter Ferguson who published my first story." Walter Ferguson was the editor and publisher of the Cherokee Republican of Oklahoma. 297 pages of text.
    TB31393  $150.00



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    Vestal [W. S. Campbell], Stanley:  The Old Santa Fe Trail.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in blue-gray cloth covered boards with red text on the spine and red illustration of a Conestoga Wagon on the front board. A small octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 1/2 inches with map end sheet with mild fading to the cloth at the extreme ends of the spine. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/2 deep chip at the upper edge of the spine area with associated wear and rubbing and flecking of the colors at the base of the spine area and heavy rubbing to the fore corners of the front panel. Signed by the author using both his pseudonym and his real name, "W. S. Campbell" in parentheses on the verso of the first free end page. 304 pages including an index, bibliography, appendices and text. Illustrated with 16 plates from black and white photographs.
    TB31382  $120.00



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    Vestal [W. S. Campbell], Stanley:  'Dobe Walls.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in dark tan cloth covered boards with blue text on the spine and blue text and decorations on the front board. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 1/8 inches with map end sheet with what appears to be an oil stain in the lower fore margins from pages 83 through 140. Without its issued dust jacket. Signed by the author using both his pseudonym and his real name, "W. S. Campbell" in parentheses on the front paste down. 314 pages of text. A book of western historical fiction which focuses on Bent's Fort and the surrounding area.
    TB31381  $100.00



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    Vestal [W. S. Campbell], Stanley:  Revolt On The Border.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Very good in red-brown cloth covered boards with bleack text and designs on the spine and red on a black background on the front board. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 1/4 inches with light soiling to the ends of the text block and with the spine slightly slanted. A prior owner has pasted the printed text from the flaps of the dust jacket to the front free end page and the fly title page. This may have been an ex-library copy as there is evidence of a removed label on the front paste down and the number "9072" written at the bottom of page 27. There are also three spots on the first free end page which show white-out used to obliterate ink writing. Signed by the author using both his pseudonym and his real name, "W. S. Campbell" in parentheses on the title page. 297 pages of text.
    TB31392  $100.00




  • 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



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    Virgil:  The Aeneid.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1944. Limited Edition. Very good in 1/4 green leather and brocade cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A quarto of 11 7/8 by 7 7/8 inches with the leather at the heel of the spine chipped and worn and the leather over the joints rubbed. Without it issued slip case. One of only 1,100 copies printed with this copy identified as number 942 and signed by the illustrator, Carlotta Petrina. 397 pages of text with illustrations by Carlotta Petrina. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's prospectus and the monthly news letter.
    TB31446  $65.00



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    Voelker, 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




  • 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



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    von Hutten, Baroness [Bettina]:  Araby.  New York: The Smart Set Publishing Co., 1904. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with an elaborate, multi-colored image of a woman dressed in a cloak leaning against the railing of a ship with an orange sky behind her with gilt text on the spine and front board. A 12mo of 7 1/16 by 5 9/16 inches with just hints of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with a rubber stamped star on the rear paste down. 214 pages of text followed by 6 pages of ads by the publisher. Illustrated with a frontispiece and five plates by J. C. Budd. A clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings other than stated above with a very attractive cover art by an unknown artist.
    TB31490  $100.00



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    von Loesecke, Harry W.:  Outlines of Food Technology.  New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1942. First Edition. Very good in light blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 by 6 inches with light soiling and tanning to the back strip and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without a dust jacket. 505 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with line drawings and images from photographs.
    TB31415  $30.00



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    Vonnegut, Kurt:  Slapstick.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, (2005). Collector's Edition. Fine in full, dark brown leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt tool work in the compartments. All edges of the text block are gilt, the end sheets are silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. An octavo of 8 1/8 by 5 3/8 inches. The book remains in the publisher's original shrink wrap as well in the publisher's shipping box. Signed by the author on the limitation page at the front of the book.
    TB31616  $200.00



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    Vonnegut, 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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