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  • Wade, R. G., Raymond Bott and Stanley Morrison:  Chess Tactics for Beginners.  New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 1961. . Very near fine in yellow-orange cloth covered boards with black black text on the spine. A small octavo measuring 7 3/4" by 5 1/4". Without its issued dust jacket. 128 pages of text. Illustrated throughout with diagrams.
    TB23550  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandWagner, Henry R. and Charles L. Camp:  The Plains and the Rockies A Bibliography of Original Narratives of Travel and Adventure 1800-1865.  Columbus, OH: Long’s College Book Company, 1953. Third Edition. Good in light gray cloth covered boards with a gilt on red title block on the spine with the head and heel of the spine well rubbed and worn but the cloth is not frayed. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". 601 pages including an index followed by 3 blank pages and 32 pages of photographs. Containing over 490 entries.
    TB16132  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandWalker, John:  A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary And Expositor Of The English Language.  Philadelphia: John F. Watson; Kimber & Richardson; et al, 1815. Fourth Philadelphia from the London Sterotype Edition. Very good- in the publisher's original, full, old growth leather covered boards with a red leather label on the spine with gilt text as well as gilt rules on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5". While the first free end page is nearly separated the front and rear hinges and joints remain tight and strong. The leather covered boards are rubbed around the edges and worn through at the tips of the boards. The edges of the thick text block are stained light yellow. The end sheets show some foxing and tanning while the text itself is reasonably free of foxing. 960 pages.
    TB24822  $200.00



  • Walker, Matthew:  Down Below Aboard the World's Classic Yachts.  San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1978. . Fine in dark blue cloth boards. A nearly square octavo measuring 9 by 8 inches. In a fine dust jacket. 136 pages containing a glossary, text and numerous color photographs of 46 yachts and their interiors from around the world.
    TB23841  $25.00



  • Walker, Herb:  Butch Cassidy The Congenial Desperado.  Amarillo: Baxter Lane Company, 1975. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in heavy paper covered warps which are very lightly rubbed n the front panel & with an inked out price on the front panel. Without a dust jacket as issued. An 8vo measuring 8.25" x 5.4" and containing 64 numbered pages with text and a number of black and white photographs.
    TB08097  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandWallace, Lew:  Ben-Hur A Tale Of The Christ.  New York: Harper & Brothers, c1880. Early reprint (circa 1884). Very good+ in dark blue cloth over beveled boards with gilt text on the spine. A 16mo of 6 5/8 by 4 5/8 inches with light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and the cloth worn through over the lower fore corners of the boards. There is an early prior owner's name on the first free end page. 552 pages of text followed by 12 pages of ads by the publisher. This version of the title contains the four line dedication (BAL 20798; Grolier/American 100, 82; Wright III:5720)
    TB30074  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandWallace, Philip B.:  Colonial Ironwork in Old Philadelphia The Craftsmanship of the Early Days of the Republic.  New York: Bonanza Books, n.d.. Bonanza Book Reprint. Very near fine in 1/4 light gray cloth and decorated paper covered boards with black text on the spine. A quarto measuring 12" by 9 1/4" with a small prior owner's book plate on the first free end page. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with light rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area which is slightly faded and with a 1/4" chip to the upper edge of the rear panel. 147 pages illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and measured line drawings by William Allen Dunn. (Roos, 2342)
    TB23684  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandWallace, Paul:  Pennsylvania Seed Of A Nation.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1962. Reprint. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with map end papers with slight scuffing to the front board. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and with slight soiling to this nearly white background jacket. The seventh volume in the Regions of America series with illustrations by Emily Arnold McCully. 322 pages containing an index, bibliography and text.
    TB25309  $20.00



  • Wallace, Willard M.:  The Raiders.  Boston: Little Brown, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 blue cloth and paper covered boards with some dust staining to the top edge. In a very good- dust jacket with some speckeling to the spine area and light wear to the spine ends. A novel of the Civil War at sea by the same author who wrote: Traitorous Hero: A Biography of Benedict Arnold.
    TB07971  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expandWallace, Willard:  Traitorous Hero.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1954. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in cloth covered boards with mild dust staining to the top edge and with a faint crease to the center of the spine. In a very good dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap, a 1/4" deep chip at the upper edge of the front panel and light wear and rubbing at the ends of the spine area. "The Life and Fortunes of Benedict Arnold." This biography of Arnold contains fresh evidence uncovered by the author regarding Arnold's plot of treason.
    TB15863  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandWaller, George M.:  The American Revolution in the West.  Chicago: Nelson-Hall, (1976). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and brown, simulated leather covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt embossed flying eagle on the front board. An oblong small octavo measuring 8" by 9 3/4". In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket with a 2" long closed tear (which has been repaired with archival tape) at the fold to the front flap. 153 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with maps and reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB26838  $25.00



  • Waller, Robert J.:  Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend.  New York: Warner Books, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine, Fine, By the author of The Bridges of Madison County.
    TB01590  $3.50



  • Click on Image to expandWalton, Izaak:  The Compleat Angler; or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1996. Collector's Edition. Fine in full, dark red leather covered boards with six 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 1/2" containing 316 pages of text. The book remains protected in the publisher's original shrink wrap. Illustrated with drawings by Douglas W. Gorsline. One of the volumes in the Easton Press Library of Fly-Fishing Classics. 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 have added any names, dates, notations or a book plate.
    TB30530  $75.00



  • Walton, George:  Sentinel of the Plains.  Englewood: Prentice-Hall, 1973. First Edition. Fine in red and black paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with the spine area faded. The nineth, and last, volume in The American Forts Series which deals with Fort Leavenworh and the American West. 210 pages with an index, bibliography and notes.
    TB30754  $25.00



  • Walton, Clyde C.:  Private Smith's Journal Recollections of the Late War.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1963. First edition. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt decoration on the front board. Sub-titled: "Recollections of the Late War." Edited by Clyde C. Walton. Laid-in is a "Compliments of the Season" card fro Nelson Stevens of R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company. This is the first printing of a previously unpublished manuscript of a young soldier during the Civil War. 250 pages including an index followed by several pages of volumes previously published in the Lakeside Classic series.
    TB27288  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandWalton, Izaak, and Charles Cotton:  The Complete Angler Of Izaak Walton And Charles Cotton.  London: John Major, 1823. First Major Edition. A fine copy bound in a mid 19th century binding by Bumpus of London in full tan leather (calf) with five raised bands on the spine, gilt text stamped in two of the compartments and gilt binder's devices in a angling mode and with gilt borders and devices on the boards. The turn-ins are gilt ruled which has caused offsetting to the free end pages. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" by 3 3/4" with all edges of the text block gilt and with gift inscription and date and a prior owner's embossed stamp on the first free end page. 411 pages of text illustrated with "engravings on copper and wood from original paintings and drawings, by first-rate artists." (from the title page). "The illustrations to this edition consist of fourteen plates engraved by Cook and Pye, after drawings by Wale and Nash. There are also seventy-seven wood-cuts included in the text." (Wood, p. 42/43)
    TB26757  $400.00



  • Click on Image to expandWalton, Isaak, and Charles Cotton:  The Complete Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation.  Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1889. Limited Edition. Both volumes of the this two volume set are in near fine condition in 3/4 light brown morocco and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with gilt tool work and gilt text in the six compartments. The end sheets are of a matching marbled paper. One of only 500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 5 on the copyright page. With an introduction by James Russell Lowell. Illustrated with two frontispiece portraits of the authors and etchings throughout by Halrow, Absalon and Inskipp as well as vignette engravings within the texts. 455 pages followed by an index. An extremely beautiful set with no prior ownership markings or book plates.
    TB28545  $400.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesWalton, Izaak, and Charles Cotton:  The Complete Angler; Or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being A Discourse On Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish And Fishing..  London: Samuel Bagster, 1808. Seventh Edition. Very good in contemporary full,diced patterned leather covered boards with a gilt title on the spine and gilt borders around the edges of the boards. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4' by 5 1/2" with a reinforced front joint and hinge (which is reverseable) with a number of leather pieces missing from the spine. 511 pages including an index, appendices, and, "A Short Discourse By Way of Postscript, Touching The Laws of Angling" Illustrated with a frontispiece of Walton, Cotton and Sir John Hawkins together with numerous engravings within the text and 16 plates (two of which are music scores).
    TB27854  $275.00



  • Click on Image to expandWalton, Izaak, and Charles Cotton:  The Complete Angler Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation and The Practical Fly-Fisher More Particularly For Grayling , or Umber by John Jackson.  London: John C. Nimmo, 1889. First thus. Good in 1/2 brown leather and marble paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text in two of the compartments. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/2" with the front joint and hinge broken leaving the front board almost free of the binding. The rear hinge and joint are cracked and barely holding. Complete Angler consists of 445 pages including an index and is illustrated with six original etchings, two portraits, and seventy-four wood engravings. The Practical Fly-Fisher by Jackson is bound-in at the rear of the book and contains 16 pages illustrated "with ten plates, coloured by hand, representing 120 flies, natural and artificial". Each of the plates are separated from text pages with tissue guards.
    TB27830  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandWalton, Izaak, and Charles Cotton:  The Compleat Angler.  London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1897. Reprint of the fifth edition. Very good+ in decorated tan buckram cloth covered boards with green text stamped on the spine and on the front and rear boards. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 7" with the cloth on the spine slightly tanned and light soiling to the boards. There is a dated (1947) gift inscription on the front paste down and with a very faint dampness stain to the lower quarter of the rear 20 pages in the book. Without a dust jacket. Edited with an introduction by Richard Le Gallienne and Illustrated by Edmund H. New. 428 pages followed by "The Angler's Calendar" and four pages of ads by the publisher. Illustrated throughout with black and white woodcuts by Edmund H. New and with a frontispiece portrait of Walton. (Wood, p.188/189)
    TB27789  $145.00



  • Click on Image to expandWalton, Izaak, and Charles Cotton:  The Complete Angler Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation.  London: Little, Brown, and Company, 1898. New Edition. Very good in original olive drab cloth covered boards with gilt text and angling gear on the spine and gilt initials of the authors on the front board. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5" with the cloth on the spine and first inch of the boards slightly faded With an introduction by James Russell Lowell. 463 pages including an index. Illustrated with wood engravings. A tight, clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28059  $50.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesWalton, Isaac, Charles Cotton and Sir John Hawkins:  The Complete Angler; or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse On Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing: In Two Parts. The First Part Written By Mr. Isaac Walton, The Second By Charles Cotton, Esq, with The Lives Of The Authors, and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory by Sir John Hawkins..  London: F. and C. Rivington and others, 1797. Sixth Edition with Additions. Very good+ in full medium brown diced calf with a professional reback of the spine upon which has been placed a gilt on red leather spine label and gilt tooling. The front and rear boards have contemporary diced leather within a gilt double border. The end sheets are contemporary marbled paper. A small octavo measuring 7 5/8 by 4 5/8 inches lacking the 1/2 title page as is typical with this title. The tips of both boards have been bumped with the leather worn through to the underlying material. Part I of the book contains The Life of Mr. Isaac Walton in lxxvi (76) pages followed by Walton's The Complete Angler containing 262 pages, a page of explanation and three plates of illustrations as well as two music plates facing pages 204 and 262. Part II of the book contains Some Account of the Life and Writings of Charles Cotton, Esq. xxxii (32) pages; followed by Part II of The Complete Angler of 111 pages after which is an index. Although titled "Sixth Edition" this is actually the seventh "Hawkins" edition. (Wood, A Bibliography of The Complete Angler, p.32; Thacher, p.540)
    TB28494  $500.00



  • Click on Image to expandWansey, Henry:  Henry Wansey And His American Journal 1794.  Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1970. Reprint of 1970. Fine in light green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text on the front board. A quarto of 11 3/4 by 9 1/4 inches. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with light wear to the upper edges of the spine area and panels and with a narrow strip of masking tape attached to the verso side of the jacket at the top edge of the spine area. 186 pages including an extensive index, bibliography, appendices and text. Illustrated from photographs. Edited by David John Jeremy.
    TB30706  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandWard, Andrew:  The Slaves' War The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in light gray paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 inches with the lower fore corners of the boards bumped. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with hints of rubbing to the fold to the front flap. 386 pages including an index, list of sources, a directory of witnesses and text. Illustrated with a section of plates from black and white photographs.
    TB30463  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandWare, Chris:  The Bomb Vessel Shore Bombardment Ships of the Age of Sail.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine in turquoise cloth covered boards with gold text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. A square quarto measuring 10 3/4" tall by 10 3/4" deep containing 111 pages including an index, chapter notes, text and extensively illustrated with photographs, line drawings, cut-away drawings and copies of original draughts. This is the author/historian's first book. This is one of the volumes in the Conway's Ship Types series.
    TB18400  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandWareham, Tom:  Frigate Commander.  South Yorkshire, UK: Pen & Sword Maritime, (2004). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 283 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a section of plates from photographs and reproductions of earlier works of art. A biography of Captain Graham Moore who was a famous British naval commander from 1793 to 1804.
    TB30489  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandWarmsley, Arthurh J.:  Connecticut Post Offices and Postmarks.  Portland, CT: Self Published, 1977. First Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed to "The Kendall Museum" and signed by the author on the first free end paper. One of an unstated limited edition copies. This copy is out of series. 257 pages containing an index, list of Connecticut Post Offices, text and photographic illustrations and a list of Connecticut cancelation marks.
    TB29907  $75.00



  • Warner, Oliver:  Nelson's Battles.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1965. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in medium blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine & with the first free end paper removed. In a very good dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with light wear and rubbing at the ends of the spine area and folds to the flaps. The author, a renowed naval historian, recreates the great sea battles engaged in by Nelson. 254 pages containing an index, appendices, text, maps, illustrations and photographs.
    TB11516  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandWarren, Mark D.:  Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder 1906-1914 Volume I and II.  New York: Blue Riband Publications, Inc., (1995). First Editions, First Printings. Both volumes of this complete set are in fine condition bound in dark blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spines and on the front boards. Both are small octavos of 9 3/8 by 7 1/8 inches. Both are within fine, unclipped (no price) dust jackets. Compiled, edited and with an introduction by Mark D. Warren. Volume I contains 223 pages followed by six pages of ads from early issues of The Shipbuilder. It is illustrated with 145 images from photographs, 22 fold-out plans, 41 diagrams including transverse cutaways and 5 color plates. Volume II contains 304 pages of text followed by eleven pages of ads from early issues of the Shipbuilder. It is illustrated with 313 images from photographs, 64 text plans, 70 additional illustrations, 19 fold-out plans, 29 diagrams with 11 transverse cutaways and 5 color plates. Laid-in at the front of volume II is a two page add for "The Largest Vessel Afloat White Star Liner R.M.S. Titanic.
    TB30724  $125.00



  • Warren, Robert Penn:  World Enough and Time.  New York: Random House, 1950. First Limited Edt.. Very good+ in gray cloth covered boards with the spine tanned and two small stains on top edge with gilt text on the spine & front board. Lacking the fragile acetate wrapper. A limited edition distributed to members of the American Booksellers of America. This copy is numbered 325 out of an unspecified number of copies issued. The author won the Pulitzer Prize for his previous novel, All The King's Men.
    TB06622  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandWashington, George [James Rivington, Compiler/Editor]:  Epistles Domestic, Confidential, And Official, From General Washington, Written About The Commencement Of The American Contest, When He Entered On The Command Of The Army Of The United States.  New York: James Rivington, 1796. First Edition. Good+ in full, speckled calf covered boards with a gilt on red leather title block on the spine with four double gilt rules on the spine. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8" by 4 1/2" with a 1/2" chip to the leather at the heel of the spine a 1/8" chip to the leather at the head of the spine light rubbing and wear to the edges of the boards. There is an early prior owner's name on the first free end page and a second prior owner's name at the upper edge of the title page. Per Howes, "The first seven letters are Tory forgeries previously printed as Letters from General Washington to several of his friends." As pointed out by Sabin, this copy is unique as it holds the inserted letter from Timothy Pickering which copies President Washington's letter of March 3, 1797 disavowing the forged letters noted above. Secondly, the frontispiece portrait of President Washington is engraved by "L. Hill" instead of an engraving by Rollinson which appears in most copies of this title. Finally, as Evans points out, complete copies of this title should have a blank leaf following page xiv. This copy has the blank leaf. 303 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of President Washington. Per Howes, "The first seven letters are Tory forgeries previously printed as Letters from General Washington to several of his friends." Despite these forgeries, Howes considers this title to be "quite scarce". (Howes, W-134; Sabin, 101742; Evans, 30392)
    TB27850  $700.00



  • Click on Image to expandWashington, Booker T. (Editor):  Tuskegee Its People: Their Ideals And Achievements.  New York: D. Appleton And Company, 1905. First Edition, Seventy-fifth thousand printing. An ex-library copy in the publisher's original red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board with a blind embossed seal on the front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5" with the cloth at the corners of the head and heel of the spine worn through, the ghost of a small label removed from the spine, white library call numbers at the base of the spine and evidence of a book plate removed from the front paste down and the same on the rear paste down. There are no other library markings or disfigurements. Booker T. Washington provides the general introduction to this title and acts as editor for the twenty-two contributions from others active in the Tuskegee movement. 354 pages illustrated with a frontispiece and 23 black and white photographic reproductions.
    TB25440  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expandWashington, George (B. J. Lossing, Editor):  The Diary Of George Washington From 1789 To 1791; Embracing The Opening Of The First Congress and His Tours Through New England , Long Island, And The Southern States.  New York: Charles B. Richardson & Co., 1860. First Edition. Very good+ in the publisher's original, dark green, pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt text and rules on the spine and blind embossed borders on the boards. A 12mo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with an early prior owner's name in pencil on the first free end page and minor soiling and tanning to the end sheets. 248 pages of text. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece of Washington. Considered "mildly scarce" by Howes. An attractive, clean and tight copy. (Howes, W-132)
    TB25538  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandWashington, Booker T.:  Up From Slavery.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1970. Signed Limited Edition. Fine in 3/4 black cloth and light brown paper covered boards with bright gilt text on a black leather spine label. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2" by 7 1/2". Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine paper covered slip case with a paper spine label. One of only 1,500 copies printed with this copy numbered 969 and signed by the artist, Denver Gillen. 212 pages of text which are illustrated with 14 watercolor plates. A beautiful copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28035  $75.00



  • Washington, George:  The Journal of Major George Washington.  New York: Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1959. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with a the original price intact on the front flap but with the spine area slightly tanned and with light insect damage. "An account of his first official mission, made as emissary from the Governor of Virginia to the Commandant of the French Forces on The Ohio, October 1753 - January 1754. 41 pages containing the facsimile of Washington's original printed account.
    TB15987  $21.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesWasserman, Dale, Joe Darion and Mitch Leigh:  Man of La Mancha.  New York: Random House, (1966). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 green cloth and red-orange cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a blind embossed image of the Random House logo on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches with hints of rubbing to the cloth at the corners of the head and heel of the spine. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket minor shallow chipping at the corners of the lower edge of the spine area, light rubbing to the upper corners of the spine area and light rubbing to the fold to the front flap. Signed: "Quixotically yours | Dale Wasserman" (the author) on the first free end page and the date of "6/98" at the upper corner of the first free end page. Laid-in at the front of the book is a brief typed letter from Wasserman dated May 23, 1998 on his letterhead, presenting the book to his friends noting that it is a first edition, "which has become quite rare"; and, at the time, in its 29th printing. It is boldly signed by the author. 82 pages of script. Illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of the two main characters on their "steeds" and two black and white photographs of Richard Kiley in the role of Don Quixote. Man of La Mancha had its world premier at The Goodspeed Opera House in 1965 where it immediately went to Broadway and London. It was first produced in New York on November 22, 1965 at the Washington Square Theater. The show ran for 2,328 performances winning five Tony Awards and was revived five times in subsequent years becoming a classic of musical theater.
    TB29422  $550.00



  • Click on Image to expandWasson, R. Gordon:  The Hall Carbine Affair An Essay In Historiography.  Danbury, Conn.: Self-Published, 1971. Limited Edition. Near fine in 1/4 blue morocco leather and dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt borders on the boards. The top edge of the text block is in gilt. The leather on the spine is slightly faded to a dark green and there is a small 1/4" scuff mark to the spine, else fine. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine cloth covered slip case. One of only 250 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies printed. This copy is identified as one of the lettered copies being copy "E". 249 pages of text including an index. John Pierpont Morgan was alleged to have sold to the U.S. Government, during the War Between the States, arms which had been condemned giving him a profit that would have been exorbitant even for first class weapons. The author takes issue with the claims made against Morgan and brings to light documentation which had previously been supressed.
    TB27531  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expandWasson, George S.:  Sailing Days On The Penobscot The River and Bay as They were in The Old Days.  Salem, Mass.: Marine Research Society, 1932. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and map end sheets. The cloth on the spine is quite faded and the cloth at the head and heel are rubbed, worn is fraying. The hinges, joints and binding are tight and strong with the text block tight, no pages missing and exceptionally clean and free of foxing or any damage. Without its issued dust jacket. 465 pages including an index and followed by a one page ad for other publications by The Marine Research Society. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout.. "With a record of vessels built there [Penobscot River] compiled by Lincoln Colcord." (Albion, p. 135) One of the volumes in the series of publications by the Marine Research Society.
    TB22557  $125.00



  • Waterman, Charles F.:  The Part I Remember.  New York: Winchester Press, 1974. First Edtion. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6". In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with minor wear and rubbing to the upper edge of the spine area. 199 pages of text illustrated by J. M. Roever. A collection of 48 short stories - all true - "of the outdoor life, by a master outdoorsman and incomparable storyteller".
    TB24902  $20.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesWaters, Frank:  The Colorado (National Travel Club Edition).  New York: National Travel Club, (1946). First Edition, Second Printing. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt borders on the spine and the gilt logo of the National Travel Club on the front board with blind embossed borders. A small octavo of 7 15/16 by 5 1/4 inches with minor light rubbing to the cloth at the corners of the spine and a date of "July 2, 1946" written in ink at the upper corner of the fly title page. In a very good-, unclipped (but not priced) dust jacket with two 1/2" deep chips at the upper corners of the spine area, small chips at the fore corners of the panels at the folds and soiling to the rear unprinted panel. Signed by the author, Frank Waters, on the fly title without an inscription or date. This is an interesting variant in The Rivers of America Series. It is actually a second printing of the title, but it is its first appearance as it was released in July of 1946 three months before the Rinehart publication. Rinehart's plates were used to create this printing which is why it carries the Rinehart circled R on the copyright page. (Fitzgerald, C11) 400 pages including an index, glossary, reference appendix and text. The illustrations are by Nicolai Fechin.
    TB29534  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandWaters, Frank:  Masked Gods Navaho And Pueblo Ceremonialism.  Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1950. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated white buckram covered boards with black text on the spine and with gold decorations across the spine and both boards and with printed end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 3/4" by 6 1/2". In a very good unclipped dust jacket with 1/4" chips at the upper and lower corners of the spine area, 1/4" chips from the fore corners of the front panel and two 1/4" voids from the lower quarter of the front panel. 438 pages of text.
    TB24808  $65.00



  • Waters, Frank:  To Possess The Land.  Chicago: Sage Books, 1973. First Edition, First printing. Near fine with just a slight rubbing of the white stamped letters on the spine in a light brown cloth covering. In a very near fine dust jacket with a price clipped jacket flap, a 2"
    TB06110  $28.00



  • Waters, Frank:  Mountain Dialogues.  Athes: Swallow Press, 1981. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a very near fine dust jacket , front panel rubbed at gutter and fore edge.
    TB03627  $21.00



  • Click on Image to expandWatkins, John V.:  Florida Landscape Plants Native and Exotic.  Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 1970 c. 1969. Fourth Printing. Fine in pictorial light gray cloth covered boards with brown text on the spine and printed end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6". In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with the ends of the spine area very light rubbed and the spine is slightly tanned. 368 pages including an index, a glossary, a pest control guide and text. Illustrated with line drawings throughout by Marion Ruff Sheehan and other "dlilneators".
    TB27087  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandWatson, Douglas S.:  The Life of Johann August Sutter.  San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1933. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in heavy light brown printed paper wraps with a thread sewn binding. A folio measuring 14" by 9 1/4" with minor creasing at the lower fore corner and with a dent through the wrapper and all the pages measuring approximately 1/8" in diameter which is about 3/4" from the lower edge and 1 1/2" in from the fore edge. This dent (tear) does not impact the text on any page. 5 pages of text. Printed by The Grabhorn Press in 1933 for the "Members of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco." This is not one of the print-on-demand, facsimile copies.
    TB24487  $125.00



  • Watson, Larry:  Justice.  Minneapoli: Milkweed Editions, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. The "prequel" to the author's third book, Montana 1948, which won the Milkweed National Fiction Prize.
    TB02416  $24.50



  • Watson, Larry:  White Crosses.  New York: Pocket Books, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. A review copy with the publisher's materials laid-in. The author's fifth book of fiction. His third, Montan 1948, was a prize winning novel and best seller.
    TB05241  $19.60



  • Click on Image to expandWatson, Aldren A.:  Hand Bookbinding: A Manual Of Instruction.  New York: Bell Publishing Company, Inc., c1963. Tenth Printing. Fine in 1/4 orange and black cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4 by 8 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. 95 pages of text and with 255 line art illustrations by the author.
    TB29757  $15.00



  • Watson, Larry:  Montana 1948.  London: Macmillan Company, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards. In a fine dust jacket. A winner of the Milkweed National Fiction Prize and the 1994 Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award. Published in the UK two years after the hugely succesful US edition was released.
    TB06289  $14.00



  • Watts, Steven L.:  The Republic Reborn War and the Making of Liberal America, 1790-1820.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 charcoal and white cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with mild creasing at the upper edge of the spine area. The author offers up a new interpretation of the War of 1812 and the foundation of liberal America. 378 pages containing an index, chapter notes and text.
    TB13283  $24.50



  • Waugh, Alec:  These Would I Choose A Personal Anthology Arranged by Alec Waugh.  London: Sampson Low, 1948. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in tan cloth covered boards with blue text on the spine which has a slight crease and with the end sheets tanned. In a good unclipped and lightly soiled dust jacket with 1/4" deep chips from the corners of the spine area, a 1/4" deep chip from the upper inside corner of the front panel and wear to the fore corners of the panels. Warmly signed and inscribed by the author on the first free end page as follows: "Dear John - I hope | you'll find things to | like here | alec." and dated Sept. 6, 1949. 251 pages of text with drawings by Laurence Scarfe. A collection of various poems by numerous authors to include: Shakespeare, Milton, Byron, Shelley, Browning, Marlowe, Hardy, Robert Graves, Sassoon, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Evelyn Waugh, Dickens, W. Somerset Maugham, Rupert Brooke, Hemingway and many others.
    TB22501  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandWay, Thomas R. and Frederic Chapman:  Architectural Remains of Richmond Twickwenham Kew Petersham and Mortlake.  London: John Lane, 1900. First Edition, First printing. Good in the publisher's original decorated green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is worn through, there is a 2" dampness stain on the front board near the spine and the cloth is worn through at the bottom edges of the boards. Tipped-in at the front free end paper is a gift letter dated April 1901 to a previous owner. One of only 400 copies and this one is noted as copy number 172 and initialed by the illustrator on the verso of the fly title page. 127 pages of text illustrated with 24 pencil sketches of views from Richmond, Twickenham, Ken, Mortlake and Petersham.
    TB19160  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandWayner, Robert J. (Editor):  The Pullman Scrapbook.  New York: Wayner Publications, (1971). . Very good in heavy, printed, paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4 by 8 3/8 inches with light soiling to the front and rear panels. "A treasury of Pullman history and operation from the pages of The Pullman News." (from the front panel) 100 pages of text.
    TB25570  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandWebb, Walter Prescott:  The Texas Rangers A Century of Frontier Defense.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1935. Early Reprint. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 6" with a dated gift inscription to the person to whom the author presents the book. A reprinting of second state edition with the rangers correctly identified in the photograph on page 565. Without its issued dust jacket. A presentation copy signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. (583) numbered pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with drawings and paintings by Lonnie Rees and with black and white photographs. Ramon F. Adams in his bibliography Six-Guns and Saddle Leather referred to this title as: "The most thorough work to date on the Rangers." (Adams, 6-Guns 2333, Howes, W195, Texas Star Books)
    TB24473  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expandWebberley, Marilyn, and JoAn Forsyth:  Books, Boxes & Wraps Binding & Building Step-by Step.  Kirkland, WA: Bifocal Publishing, c1995, 1998. Second Printing of 1998. Fine in heavy paper, printed wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quarto of 11 by 8 1/2 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. 290 pages including an index, bibliography, supply sources, glossary and text. Illustrated throughout with line drawings by Marilyn Webberley.
    TB29756  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandWeber, Shirley Howard:  Voyages And Travels in the Near East: Made During the XIX Century Being a Part of a Larger Catalogue of Works on Geography, Cartography, Voyages and Travels, in the Gennadius Library in Athens.  Staten Island, NY: Maurizio Martino, (1997). Reprint Edition of 1997. Fine in bright red cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 3/8 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 200 copies printed of this limited edition reprint of the original 1952 edition. Printed in two parts. The first part contains 252 pages including an index and listing 1206 volumes cataloged by year. The second part contains 208 pages including two indexes and text covering voyages and travels in Greece, the near East and Adjacent Regions prior to 1801 listing 860 volumes.
    TB29841  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandWebster, George P.:  Santa Claus And His Works.  New York: McLoughlin Brothers, n.d. (circa 1876). First Edition. Very good- in printed, heavy paper wraps over a sewn binding which is beginning to separate. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2" by 9" with light soiling to the front panel and wear to the spine fold. One of the volumes in Aunt Louisa's Big Picture Series. Illustrated with six large, full page color plates. The illustrator is not fully identified in this copy other than the hint of the artist's initials on the last plate. Research indicates that Thomas Nast created these images and in so doing provided the foundation for the picture we all share of Santa Claus this day.
    TB27058  $375.00



  • Click on Image to expandWebster, Noah:  Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.  Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam Co., Publishers, 1944. Fifth Edition, Reprint of 1944. Near fine in full red leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt decorations in the compartments and gilt rules and decorations on the boards, An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches with minor rubbing of the leather to the joints and to the lower tips of the boards and there is a gift inscription on the second free end page. 1275 pages all printed on India paper with thumb tabs to the fore edge of the text block. A very handsome, full leather binding.
    TB29740  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandWebster, Noah:  Elements Of Useful Knowledge Volume I Containing A Historical And Geographical Account Of The United States; For The Use Of Schools.  New London, Conn.: O. D. Cooke, 1807. Third Edition. Fair in its original binding of 1/4 leather and paper covered wooden boards. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2 by 4 inches with the front and rear board soiled and what looks like a heavy staple had been driven through the front half of the book. The leather over the spine is cracked and heavily worn, but the pages are intact held by the page sewing over the cords. There is a very early prior owner's name written in ink at the rear of the book and the date of 1811. 208 pages the last 14 of which comprise "A Chronological Table of the most Remarkable Events, in or respecting America, intended as the outline of American History."
    TB29139  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandWebster, Clarence M.:  Town Meeting Country.  New York: Duell Sloan & Pearce, 1945. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated brown cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 3/8" by 5 1/2". In a very good+ price clipped dust jacket with very shallow chipping at the ends of the spine area and 1/3" deep chips to the fore corners of the front panel over the tips of the front board. An examination of the folkways of the eastern half of the state of Connecticut and the western part of Rhode Island. The 12th volume in the American Folkways Series. 246 pages including an index.
    TB29985  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandWebster, Noah, with revisions by Jean L. McKechnine and staff:  Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary Of The English Language Unabridged.  New York: The Publishers Guild, The World Publishing Company, 1960. Second Edition. Very good+ in black cloth covered boards with green type and decorations on the spine and on the front board. A quarto of 11 by 8 1/4 inches with the cloth rubbed through on a small spot at the lower corner at the heel of the spine. Finger tabs are presents for the letters of the alphabet. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area together with very shallow chipping. 2129 pages followed by A Pronouncing Dictionary Of Biography, A Dictionary Of Noted Names In Fiction, Mythology, Legend, A Dictionary Of Foreign Words And Phrases, A Dictionary Of Scripture Proper Names And Foreign Words, Abbreviations Commonly Used In Writing And Printing, Practical Business Mathematics, Forms of Address, Tables Of Weights And Measures, Special Signs And Symbols, Presidents Of The United States, Vice-Presidents And Cabinet Officers Of The United States, Declaration Of Independence, Constitution Of The United States, History Of Canada, and finally a collection of maps in color. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Webster and small line drawings throughout within the text. The hinges, joints and binding for this dictionary are extremely tight and strong with little evidence of use. There are no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29240  $85.00



  • Click on Image to expandWeeks, Edward:  Fresh Waters.  Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press/Little, Brown and Company, (1968). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in 1/4 royal blue and light blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/4 inches with minor curling of the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with a 1/4" deep chip at the upper, inside edge of the front panel and a 1/4" closed tear at the lower edge of the rear panel. Signed "Sincerely | Edward Weeks" by the author on the first free end page. 223 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by Walter Dower.
    TB30493  $20.00



  • Weigold, Marilyn E.:  The American Mediterranean An Environmental, Economic & Social History of Long Island Sound.  Port Washington: Kennikat Press, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and on the front board and with photographic end sheets. A quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/2". In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 228 pages including an index, bibliographic notes, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with black and white photographs and maps.
    TB23848  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandWeinberger, D.D.S, Bernard Wolf:  An Introduction to The History of Dentistry and An Introduction to The History of Dentistry in America.  Birmingham: Classics of Dentistry Library, 1981. Collector's Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine condition in full black leather covered boards with extensive gilt decorations on the front and rear boards with four raised bands on the spines with gilt text stamping and gilt decorations in the compartments. The end papers are marbled paper, there is a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spines and edges of the text blocks are gilt. The first volume covers the general history of dentistry to 1800. The second volume deals exclusively with the history of dentistry in America. Both volumes are small quartos measuring 10" tall by 7' deep overall. Volume I contains 514 pages including an index and volume II contains 408 pages including an index. Originally published in St. Louis by C. V. Mosby Company in 1948. This reprinting is an exact facsimile copy of a first edition presented in a beautiful full, black leather bindings.
    TB18067  $90.00



  • Click on Image to expandWeintraug, Stanley:  General Washington's Christmas Farewell A Mount Vernon Homecoming 1783.  New York: Free Press, 2003. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/2" with occasional underlings in pencil. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 204 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with maps and a section of black and white photographs of contemporary works of art.
    TB23502  $20.00



  • Welch, James:  Riding the Earthboy 40.  New York: World Publishing, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Fine in simulated leather covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. This is the true first edition which had a limited run as the publisher went out of business while the book was being introduced. The author's first book which is a collection of 46 poems by this Blackfoot Native American.
    TB00650  $125.00



  • Welch, James:  The Death of Jim Loney.  New York: Harper & Row, 1979. First Editon. Fine in 1/4 black and paper covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket although with a price clipped jacket flap and modest flecking at the spine ends. The author's second novel and one which has become rather scarce.
    TB00649  $95.00



  • Welch, James:  The Indian Lawyer.  New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1990. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the fly title page.
    TB01936  $19.60



  • Welch, James:  Killing Custer.  New York: W. W. Norton, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a near fine dust jacket with the corners bumped.
    TB02959  $17.50



  • Welch, James:  Fools Crow.  New York: Viking, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in wraps. Without a dust jacket as issued. An advance review copy. The author's third novel which was awarded the L.A. Times Best novel of the year. Historical fiction which is set in the 1870's in Montana amount the Blackfeet Indians.
    TB01891  $15.00



  • Welch, James:  The Indian Lawyer.  New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1990. First Edition, First printing. Fine in half red cloth and black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a near fine but price clipped dust jacket with very modest wear at the ends of the spine area.
    TB04410  $14.70



  • Click on Image to expandWells, H. G.:  The Dream.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1924. First Edition. Very good+ in red, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text on a tanned spine and with bright gilt text on the front board. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 5 inches with a touch of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. There is a prior owner's name on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. 318 pages of text.
    TB30231  $25.00



  • Wells, H. G.:  The Croquet Player.  New York: Viking Press, 1937. First Edition, First printing. Very good in decorated full cloth covered boards with some light soiling to the edges of the spine and covers. Without a dust jacket. 98 pages of text. A collection of four short stories.
    TB05299  $8.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesWells, Carolyn, and Jessie Willcox Smith:  The Seven Ages of Childhood.  New York: Moffat, Yard And Company, 1909. First Edition. Near fine in light brown cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt text stamping and a paper onlay of a child within a gilt circle on the front board. A small quarto measuring 10 by 7 inches with printed end sheets. The final leaf of text shows a very faint dampness stain to the margins. In a good+ dust jacket with heavy soiling, dampness staining and two chips at the lower edge of the front panel. 56 pages of text illustrated with images by Jessie Willcox Smith on each page plus a color frontispiece and six color plates all by Smith. A very bright, clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28593  $400.00



  • Click on Image to expandWelsh, Glenna M.:  The Proprietors of Ridgefield Connecticut.  Ridgefield, Conn: The Caudatowa Press, 1976. Limited First Edition. Fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with two gilt sketched cattle heads on the front board and with illustrated end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 1,000 copies printed and signed by the author. This copy is identified as number 674 and is signed on the limitation slip by the author which is affixed to the title page. 188 pages including an appendices and text. Illustrated with maps, photographic reproductions and facsimiles of early documents. Ample amounts of the text are devoted to the American Revolution with regard to the Battle of Ridgefield, and the British attacks on Norwalk, Danbury, Fairfield and New Haven.
    TB22700  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandWertheim, Maurice:  Salmon On The Dry Fly.  New York: Privately Printed, 1948. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 light brown cloth and teal colored paper covered boards with brown text stamped on the spine and a fine paper label on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4 by 6 1/4 inches. Laid-in at the front of the book is the glassine dust jacket which is in only good condition with numerous chips and tears. One of only 500 copies printed 18 pages of text illustrated with drawings by Hermann Kessler and two black and white photographs. Considered "scare" by Henry P. Bruns as stated in his bibliography: Angling Books of The Americas. (Bruns, W-67)
    TB28606  $200.00



  • West, Ray B., Jr.:  The Rocky Mountain Reader.  New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1946. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ with the end papers beginning to show foxing at the glue points to the binding. In a very good dust jacket with small narrow chipping to the spine ends and light rubbing to the folds to the flaps. A collection of 38 short stories, poems, essays and book excerpts regarding the American West by such authors as Vardis Fisher, DeVoto, Stegner and Edwin Corle.
    TB08169  $22.40



  • Click on Image to expandWestcott, Linn H. (Editor):  Steam Locomotives Model Railroader Cyclopedia Volume 1.  Milwaukee, Wisc.: Kalmbach Books, 1981 c. 1960, . Ninth Printing. Very good+ in heavy printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. An oblong quarto measuring 11" by 14" with slight curling to the fore corners of the front and rear panels. Without a dust jacket as issued. 272 pages including an index. Illustrated throughout with scaled line drawings and black and white photographs.
    TB26897  $25.00



  • Westing, Fred:  The Locomotives that Baldwin Built.  New York: Bonanza Books, 1965. Reprint by Bonanza. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with dark blue text on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. 192 pages with over 300 black and white photographs.
    TB13040  $15.00



  • Weston, Jack:  The Real American Cowboy.  New York: Schocken Books, 1985. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. A thorough examination of the western cowboy, the myths and the realities. 267 pages containing chapter notes, text and with photographs through-out.
    TB11985  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expandWharton, Edith:  Xingu And Other Stories.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. First Edition. Near fine in its original red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text on the front board. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 4 7/8 inches with a prior owner's name in ink on the front paste down and the initials of that prior owner on the first free end page. 436 pages of text followed by four pages of ads by the publisher. A collection of eight short stories including Xingu, Coming Home, Autres Temps..., Kerfol, The Long Run, The Triumph of Night, The Choice and Bunner Sisters. Edith Wharton was the first female author to win the Pulitzer Prize for her book: The Age of Innocence in 1920. A very bright, clean and handsome copy.
    TB30376  $140.00



  • Click on Image to expandWharton, Edith:  The Reef.  New York: D. Appleton And Company, 1912. First Edition. Near fine in its original red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text on the front board. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 1/8 inches with a prior owner's name and date of "1915" in ink on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. 367 pages of text followed by eight pages of ads by the publisher. Edith Wharton was the first female author to win the Pulitzer Prize for her book: The Age of Innocence in 1920. A very bright, clean and handsome copy.
    TB30377  $140.00



  • Click on Image to expandWharton, Edith:  Ethan Frome.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1939. Limited Edition. Near fine in beveled boards covered with green cloth with faded gilt text stamping on the spine and with a gilt illustration on the front board. A quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/2" with the ghost of a prior owner's address label on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a good slip case which has been repaired with tape. Signed on the colophon by the illustrator, Henry Varnum Poor and this copy bears the number of 453 out of only 1,500 copies signed and numbered. 145 pages of text illustrated with water-color drawings by Henry Varnum Poor.
    TB26208  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandWharton, Edith:  The Age of Innocence.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Press, 1984. Franklin Library Pulitzer Prize Edition. Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are marbled paper 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 7 3/4" by 5 1/2" containing 356 pages of text. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's, 22 page brochure: Notes From the Editors. Illustrated with drawings by Jill Karla Schwartz. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1921. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The Pulitzer Prize Classics. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates to mar its appearance.
    TB26537  $50.00



  • Wharton, Francis:  The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States Volume IV.  Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1889. First Edition, First printing. In only fair condition in full leather (sheep) covered boards with black and red leather title labels on the spine with the front joint nearly parted, the front board bowed and the rear joint beginning to separate. Without a dust jacket. A reprinting and publication of the diplomatic correspondence of the United States between July 17, 1780 to November 25, 1781. 869 pages.
    TB19889  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandWheat, Carl I.:  The Maps of the California Gold Region 1848-1857.  Storrs-Mansfield, Conn.: Maurisio Martion Publishers, (1994). Facsimile reprint, First printing. Fine in yellow cloth covered boards with a red on cream colored text block on the spine. There is minor, inconsequential soiling to the cloth on the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. A quarto measuring 12 by 8 7/8 inches containing 153 pages including an index, text and illustrated with facsimiles of early California maps. A limited edition facsimile reproduction of the Grabhorn Press first edition of 1942 limited to 350 copies. 153 pages including several indexes, text and numerous maps. A clean, tight and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29419  $95.00



  • Wheeler, Opal:  H.M.S. Pinafore.  New York: E. P. Dutton and Co., Inc., 1946. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in illustrated cloth covered boards with illustrated end sheets. There is light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with several short closed tears around the edges of the panels. Signed by the author on the fly title page. Illustrated with both color and black and white drawings by Fritz Kredel. 96 pages of text, illustrations and sheet music.
    TB21279  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandWheeler, Joseph K. (Compiler):  The Centennial One Hundredth Anniversary Of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge Of Connecticut.  New Haven: Self-published, 1890. . Very good+ in purple cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and the same on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9" by 6" with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 311 pages of text followed by a two page index. Illustrated with a few vignettes and a number of plates. A very clean and bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27657  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandWhelen, Major Townsend:  The American Rifle A Treatise, A Text Book, And A Book Of Practical Instruction In The Use Of The Rifle.  New York: The Century Co., 1918. First Edition. Good in dark brown embossed cloth covered boards with completely faded text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9" by 6" with a 1" closed tear to the cloth at the head of the spine, the front and rear hinges have been repaired and reinforced. The end sheets are spotted with foxing. The pages of the text block are sound and clean with no loose pages. Without a dust jacket. 637 pages including an index. Illustrated with line drawings and black and white photographs. Per Ray Riling this title is "The most complete and authoritative text on American rifles for the hunter and rifleman of the period." And, per M. L. Biscotti it is "The first comprehensive book covering all breach-loading long arms." (Riling, 1871; Biscotti, p.459)
    TB27451  $60.00



  • White, Randy Wayne:  The Sharks of Lake Nicaragua True Tales of adventure, travel and fishing.  New York: The Lyons Press, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Fine in deep purple and white paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. 221 pages of text.
    TB18922  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandWhite, Ramy Allison:  Sunny Boy On The Ocean.  New York: Barse & Co., 1925. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with black text and a sketch on the spine and the same on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5" deep with two faint, 1/2" coffee/tea spots on the first free end page. In its very scarce dust jacket which is in very good- unclipped condition 1/16" deep chips at the ends of the spine area, a number of short closed tears around the edges of the panels and light soiling to the same. 214 pages followed by four pages of ads by the publisher. With illustrations by Howard L. Hastings. The second volume in the Sunny Boy Series for children. A very tight, bright and clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates or markings.
    TB23313  $30.00



  • White, Stewart Edward:  Daniel Boone: Wilderness Scout.  Garden City: Doubledday Doran & Company, 1922. 1930 reprint. Good in brown cloth covered boards with dark brown text stamping and decorations on the spine and front board with light rubbing to the head and heel of the spine and with the front and rear hinges cracked making the book somewhat shaken. There are no marks or notations anywhere within the book. 274 pages of text with a frontispiece and 3 full color plates by James Daugherty plus ten full black and white plates scattered through-out.
    TB15584  $21.00



  • White, Simon:  His Majesty's Frigate.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with a tiny nick of the color at the upper edge of the spine area. Published simultaneously in the UK by Robert Hale Limited. The author's 3rd book and the third in the Cocky Penhaligon series.
    TB15998  $20.00



  • White, Patrick:  The Cockatoos.  New York: Viking Press, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Fine in back cloth covered boards. In a fine jacket with a price clipped jacket flap and a 1/4" chip at the base of the spine area.
    TB05369  $15.40



  • Click on Image to expandWhite, Michael C.:  A Dream of Wolves.  New York: Cliff Street Books/HarperCollins Publishers, (2000). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 dark blue cloth and white paper covered boards with curling to the head and heel of the spine and with a prior owner's name and phone number at the upper edge of the first free end page. There is also an "Autographed | Waldenbooks" label on that same page. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with minor soiling to the lower edge of the rear panel. Signed by the author on the title page. 386 pages of text.
    TB25139  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandWhite, William C.:  Adirondack Country.  New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1954. Fourth Printing. Very near fine in green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine with map end sheets. The cloth at the heel of the spine is rubbed. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with chipping across the upper edge of the spine area and four chips at the fore edge of the front panel at the fold to the front flap. The 25th volume in the American Folkways Series which focuses on the Adirondack Mountain area of eastern New York state. Considered by many to be the best book written on the region. 315 pages including an index.
    TB29988  $15.00



  • Whitehill, Walter Muir:  Boston In the Age of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1966. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with light rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area and to the fold to the flaps, corners and lower end of the spine area. The 19th volume in The Centers of Civilization Series.
    TB10816  $10.00



  • Whitehouse, Patrick B. (Editor):  World Of Trains.  London: Hamlyn/New English Library, 1976. . Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with bold gilt test stamped on the spine. A quarto measuring 11 3/4" by 8 1/4" with a bump to the foot of the spine. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket. 144 pages of text and illustrated throughout with color photographs.
    TB25592  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandWhiteside, Clara Walker:  Touring New England on The Trail of the Yankee.  Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1926. First Edition, First printing. Fine in orange cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board with decorated map end papers. In the original glassine overlay which has a number of tears and chips. The book is contained in its original box with a paste on illustrated plate on the top cover. An extemely unusual find! The book is in absolutely pristine condition. 297 pages of text and illustrated with 24 etchings and decorations by Ada C. Williams. An early automobile touring book of New England.
    TB16462  $80.00



  • Click on Image to expandWhitlock, Reverdy:  The Parish of Amity A History Of The First Church of Christ Woodbridge 1738-1904.  Woodbridge, Conn.: First Church of Christ, 1982. First Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 7/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 250 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with a section of black and white photographs.
    TB29234  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandWhitlock, Herbert P. and Martin L. Ehrmann:  The Story Of Jade.  New York: Sheridan House, 1949. First Edition. Very good in brick red cloth covered boards with a gilt on green title block on the spine and a gilt and green Chinese design on the front board and map end sheets. A small quarto measuring 11" by 7 1/2" with light rubbing to the cloth at the ends of the spine and at the tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket. With a prior owner's scientific notation on page 19 in the margin. 222 pages including an index. Illustrated with 179 black and white and color plates.
    TB27064  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandWhitman, Walt:  Songs of Democracy.  Philadelpahia: David McKay, Publisher, (1919). First Edition. Near fine in dark green, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with the top edge of the text block gilt. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 5 inches with a thin line of white paint at the lower edge of the front board and a similar strip of white paint to the front gutter. Without a dust jacket. 187 pages of text. A collection of poems by the author.
    TB30699  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandWhittemore, Bradford Adams:  Memorials Of The Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.  Boston: Society of the Cincinnati, 1964. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in orange cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and tan end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 6" with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with two 1/2" narrow chips from the upper edge of the front panel and with light tanning to the spine area. 852 pages including an index, appendix and text.
    TB24191  $75.00



  • Whittlesey, Charles W.:  Crossing and Re-Crossing the Connecticut River.  New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & Tay, 1938. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in green cloth covered beveled boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board with a prior owner's name on the front EP. The book provides "A Description of the River from it Mouth to its source, with a history of its Ferries and Bridges." 143 pages containing a bibliography, text and photographs of bridges and ferries from Old Saybrook to Putney, Vermont.
    TB16323  $45.00



  • Wideman, John Edgar:  Fever.  New York: Henry Holt, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and green decorated paper covered boards with dark blue stamping on the front board and on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The author's 5th book, Sent for You Yesterday, was a PEN-Faulkner Award winner. His 6th, Brothers and Keepers, was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. This is the author's 9th book.
    TB05480  $21.00



  • Wideman, John Edgar:  Reuben.  New York: Henry Holt, 1987. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and paper covered boards with blue text stamping on the front board and on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The author's 5th book, Sent for You Yesterday, was a PEN-Faulkner Award winner. His 6th, Brothers and Keepers, was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
    TB05479  $14.70



  • Click on Image to expandWienpahl, Robert W. (Editor):  A Gold Rush Voyage on the Bark Orion from Boston around Cape Horn to San Francisco, 1849-1850.  Glendale, Calif.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1978. First Edition. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6" with a remainder mark on the top edge of the text block. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a small closed tear to the front panel over the gutter of the book. 298 including an index, bibliography, appendices and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Foster Hooker Jenkins (one of the authors of the four journals consulted), and four maps, one of which is a fold-out chart of the voyage).
    TB27933  $30.00



  • Wiesel, Elie:  Zalmen, Or The Madness of God A Play.  New York: Random House, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 white linen and decorated blue paper covered boards with the upper and lower edges of the boards modestly faded and with slight dust staining to the upper edge of the text block. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap but with modest rubbing to the folds and light soiling to the panels. Signed by the author on the fly title page. 172 pages of script. Adapted for the stage by Marion Wiesel.
    TB16198  $50.00



  • Wiesel, Elie:  A Beggar in Jerusalem.  New York: Random House, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 light blue cloth and decorated black paper covered boards with slight fading at the upper edges w/ prior owner's name. In a near fine dust jacket with a hint of wear to the spine ends and several creases to the front flap, but the price remains in tact. Translated from the French by Lily Edelman and the author. The author's eighth novel to be translated into English.
    TB07377  $9.80



  • Wiggin, Kate Douglas:  Penelope's English Experiences and Penelope's Progress Two Volumes.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1900. First Illustrated Editions. Both volumes are in very good+ condition in green cloth covered boards with extensive gilt text and decorations stamped on the spines and front boards with the top edges in gilt. The cloth at the head of the spine on Vol. 1 has been nibbled by mice to a depth of 1/4" and the spines of both are somewhat tanned. The set includes Penelope's English Experiences with 53 illustrations by Charles E. Brock and Penelope's Progress Being such extracts from the Commonplace Book of Penelope Hamilton as relate to her Experiences in Scotland with 55 illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Only 3,022 copies of Vol 1 were printed with 3,028 of Vol. 2 were produced. (BAL 22623, 22624)
    TB15676  $52.50



  • Wiggin, et al, Kate Douglas:  The Affair at the Inn.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1904. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in tan cloth covered boards with red text on the spine and on the front board which is enhanced with a black illustration and a double rule outline. The cloth at the head of the spine has been nibbled by mice to a depth of 1/8" and with a gift inscription and date of 1905 on the first free end paper. In a very good- dust jacket with shallow chips at the ends of the spine area and at the fore corners of the panels and with a 1/4" deep chip at the lower edge of the front panel. Co-authored with Mary Findlater, Jane Findlater and Allan McAulay. 220 pages followed by two pages of ads. With six illustrations by Martin Justice. Given the rarity of the dust jacket this is an uncommon find.
    TB15675  $35.00



  • Wilcox, George A.:  A Christian Philanthropist: A Sketch Of The Life of Mr. Daniel Hand and of His Benefaction to the American Missionary Association, For the Education of the Colored People in the Southern States of America.  New York: Rooms of the American Missionary Association, 1889. . Good in heavy paper wraps over a hand sewn binding. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. The front panel of the wrapper has a 2" closed tear at the joint to the rear panel and there are two small chips around the edges. 31 pages of text.
    TB25563  $75.00



  • Wild, Peter:  Pioneer Conservationists of Western America.  Missoula: Mountain Press Pub., 1979. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with dark brown text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and with very light, almost un-noticeable, rubbing at the ends of the spine area. With a foreword by Edward Abbey. The author devotes 15 chapters to the pioneers of western conservation to include: John Wesley Powell, Enos Mills, John Muir, Edward Abbey and others.
    TB14890  $21.00



  • Click on Image to expandWilde, Oscar:  Salome A Tragedy in One Act.  New York: Heritage Press, 1945. . Near fine in decorated black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with blind embossing on the front and rear boards with decorated end papers. The spine is slightly faded. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a very good paper covered slip case with moderate wear to the edges. Translated from the French by Lord Alfred Douglas with a new introduction by Holbrook Jackson and decorated and hand-illuminated by Valenti Angelo. 51 brightly decorated pages in a French-fold format.
    TB29513  $10.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesWilder, Thornton:  The Long Christmas Dinner & Other Plays in One Act.  New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1931. First Edition. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 1/4 inches with the cloth on the spine slightly faded and what appears to be old tape stains on the first and last free end pages which at one time held the dust jacket in place which no longer exists. Without its issued dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page and dated in the month and year of publication at the University of Chicago. 122 pages of text. A collection of six one act plays.
    TB29869  $225.00



  • Click on Image to expandWilder, Thornton:  The Bridge Of San Luis Rey.  Norwalk, Conn.: First Edition Library, 1927. Facsimile First Edition. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with black text and a green publisher's device on the spine and black text surrounded with a green emblem. A small octavo measuring 8 by 5 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Both the book and its jacket are contained within a fine cloth covered slip case with paper labels similar to the panels on the dust jacket. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's points of issue card for this title. 235 pages of text with illustrations by Amy Drevenstedt. One of the volumes in the First Editions Library which is an exact duplicate of the original work. On the verso of the first free end page is a prior owner's book plate.
    TB28927  $85.00



  • Wilder, Thornton:  Heaven's My Destination.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1935. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in tan cloth covered boards with black text and red decorations on the spine and with a facsimile of the author's signature on the front board. The front board is tanned at the fore and lower edges and the top edge of the text block is dust stained and there is a prior owner's name and date of "Feb. 1935" on the front end paper. Without a dust jacket. 304 pages of text.
    TB16753  $14.00



  • Wilder, Thornton:  The Ides of March.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1948. First Trade Edition. Very good+ in navy blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text and decorations on the spine and with very light rubbing at the head and heel. Missing its issued dust jacket. 246 pages of text.
    TB16748  $7.00



  • Wiley, Frank W.:  Montana and the Sky.  Minneapolis: Montana Aeronautics, 1966. First Edition. Near fine with the leather covered spine showing rubbing at the ends and small nicks in heavy cloth covered boards & gilt wings on front. Without a dust jacket; however, in a near fine slip case. Signed and numbered 155 out of only 250 copies printed on a laid-in page. 343 page with index and endpapers made of aeronautical maps of the Great Falls and Helena area. Subtitled: "The beginning of Aviation in the Land of the Shining Mountains."
    TB05799  $145.00



  • Click on Image to expandWilkins, Thurman:  Cherokee Tragedy The Ridge Family and the Decimation of a People.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1986). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with silver and red colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a near fine unclipped (no price) dust jacket with light rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area. The 169th volume in The Civilization of The American Indian Series. 416 pages including an index and bibliography. Illustrated from photographs, reproductions of earlier works of art and with 6 maps. This is the revised edition of the first edition published in 1970 by the Macmillan Publishing Company
    TB30115  $50.00



  • Wilkins, James H.:  The Great Diamond Hoax.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1958. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in blue paper covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. In a very good- dust jacket with a price clipped front flap and a 1/4" chip from the upper corner of the front panel, rubbing at the folds and with wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area. The 10th volume in The Western Frontier Library series. With an forward by Glen Dawson.
    TB14123  $21.00



  • Click on Image to expandWillard, John:  The CMR Book.  Seattle: Superior Publishing, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in simulated leather covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. A folio measuring 14" x 10". With a forward by Mike Mansfield. 64 pages containing text, and sketches by Russell and many of his paintings.
    TB21304  $60.00



  • Willard, Nancy:  East of the Sun & West of the Moon.  San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovi, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 white cloth and decorated paper covered boards with a small prior owner's stamp on the front end paper. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. A play containing 64 pages of text and illustrations by Barry Moser.
    TB13137  $14.00



  • Willard, Nancy:  The Ballad of Biddy Early.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and tan paper covered boards. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Illustrated with color drawings by Barry Moser.
    TB19558  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandWilliams, Ben Ames:  The Happy End.  New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. Limited First Edition of 1939. Near fine in 1/4 off-white buckram and blue-gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on a black leather title box on the spine and with gilt text stamped on the front board. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of the "original" Derrydale printings of which only 1,250 copies were produced. This copy is identified as number 609 on the copyright page. 240 pages with black and white illustrations by Churchill Ettinger. A collection of nine short stories about hunting and fishing with a forward by Kenneth Roberts.
    TB22697  $100.00



  • Williams, Terry Tempest:  Refuge.  New York: Pantheon Books, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Near fine with a small, very faint 3/4 inch coffee or tea stain at the lower edge of the front board, else fine in 1/4 cloth covered boards. In a near fine dust jacket due to a small dampness stain of 3/4" at the lower edge of the front panel, else fine. Signed by the author on the title page. Well reviewed with quotes from authors such as Louise Erdrich, Barry Lopez, Susan Griffin, Jim Harrison and Wallace Stegner.
    TB09414  $80.00



  • Click on Image to expandWilliams, Rev. John:  The Redeemed Captive Retuning to Zion Or The Captivity And Deliverance of Rev. John Williams of Deerfield.  Springfield, Mass.: The H. R. Huntting Company, 1908. Reprint from the Sixth Edition. Very good in 1/4 brown cloth and paper covered boards with a paper label on the spine much of which is missing. There is a prior owner's attractive book plate on the front paste down and the front hinge is starting; but, the binding remains tight and strong. The edges of the paper covered boards are worn through. This copy is one of only 526 copies printed it is not numbered but it is identified as a review copy. 212 pages of text. Howes in U.S.Iana refers to this as "one of the most famous and most popular captivity narratives...Williams in charge of the church at Greenfiled when it was attacked by Indians, in 1703, was taken with others, to Canada, his wife and two of his children being tomahawked on the way." (Howes W-461; Ayer/Newberry 138) Curiously, the attack was a direct result of a bell which had been ordered and purchased by the Indians for their church in Canada. The bell was sent by ship for transit from France to the New World. While en route the ship carrying the bell was taken over by British privateers and the bell eventually found its way into the belfry of the Greenfield church.
    TB21565  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandWilliams, John Alden (Editor):  Islam.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, (1994). Collector's Edition. Fine in full, black leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt decorations within the compartments and with gilt tool work on the front and rear boards. The end sheets are silk, there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. The edges of the text block are gilt. An octavo of 8 5/8 by 5 3/4 inches. 256 pages including an index, notes and references and text. A bright, clean and tight copy with absolutely no prior owner ship markings of any kind.
    TB29364  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandWilliams:  Letters and Documents of Ezekiel Williams of Wethersfield, Connecticut Deputy Commissary General of Prisoners of War within the State of Connecticut (1777- c.1783).  Connecticut: The Acorn Club, 1976. Limited Edition. Near fine in ivory colored paper covered boards with dark blue text stamped on the spine and a blue seal printed on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/5" tall by 5 1/2" deep. A prior owner's name has been blackened out on the upper corner of the first free end page. Without a dust jacket (probably as issued). One of only 500 copies printed with this one identified as number 9 on the copyright page. 95 pages of text with an introduction and notes by John C. Parsons. The letters contained in this compilation "record the custody, parole, and exchange of British prisoners and Tory sympathizers or outright collaborators from 1776 to 1783." (John C. Parsons, 1976) (not listed in Gephart)
    TB23014  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandWilliams, Albert:  Rocky Mountain Country.  New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1950. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in blue/green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches with very light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a very good-, price clipped dust jacket with a1/4" chip at the lower edge of the spine area which extends to a 1/2" deep chip 1" long at the base of the front panel, shallow chipping and wear at the upper edge of the spine area and the fold to the front flap is heavily worn and rubbed. The 20th volume in the American Folkways Series dealing primarily with the Colorado area, south central Wyoming and the north central area of New Mexico. 289 pages including an index.
    TB29782  $30.00



  • Williams, Guy R.:  The World of Model Trains.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Fine in illustrated cloth covered boards with red text on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with minor light wear at the upper edges of the spine and panels. 256 pages consisting of text, index and illustrated with 262 photographs, 39 of which are in full color.
    TB17145  $18.00



  • Williams, Guy R.:  The World of Model Ships and Boats.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1971. First American Edition. Near fine in decorated cloth covered boards with a dampness stain on the fore edge of the front board. In a near fine dust jacket with a price clipped flap so that the original retailer could add a new price. 255 pages containing an index, list of 213 illustrations, a glossary, text with both color and black and white photographs.
    TB13044  $14.00



  • Williams, Winston:  Nantucket Then and Now.  New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1977. First Edition, First printing. Fine. In a very good+ dust jacket with light rubbing to the folds to the flaps and modest wear to the spine ends. 141 pages with index, text and photograph illustrations by the author.
    TB07354  $10.50



  • Williams, E., and H. Cardamone:  Stagecoach Country Utica To Sackets Harbor.  n.p.: Self Published, (1976). First Edition. Fine In a near fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with fading to the spine area. Signed by both authors on the first free end page. 115 pages of text and photographs.
    TB28760  $40.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesWilliamson, R. S.:  Report Of Explorations In California For Railroad Routes, To Connect with The Routes Near The 35th And 32nd Parallels Of North Latitude.  Washington, DC: War Department, 1853. First Edition. Very good in its original blind embossed, black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A quarto of 11 3/8 by 8 3/4 inches with the cloth worn through at the heel of the spine, a 1/4" closed tear to the cloth at the head of the spine, the cloth is worn through at the tips of the boards and the cloth at the lower edges of the boards is worn through in several areas. The contents are clean, largely free of foxing and tanning and there are no prior ownership markings of any kind. Volume V of Reports Of Explorations And Surveys, To Ascertain The Most Practicable and Economical Route For A Railroad From The Mississippi River The The Pacific Ocean. 370 pages of text followed by ten botany plates, an index of 13 pages, the botanical report by E. Durand and T. C. Higard, 18 plates, and appendices. Illustrated with a frontispiece lithograph, 61 plates (which includes 3 color maps and 8 fold-out charts) and numerous wood engravings within the text.
    TB30196  $350.00



  • Willimas, Brad:  The Myserious West.  Cleveland: The World Pub. Co., 1967. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards. In a very good+ dust jacket with a price clipped jacket flap, light fading of the spine area and worn at the corners & panel edges. Co-authored with Choral Pepper. A book which exposes a number of little known stories and mysteries of the American West.
    TB08043  $14.00



  • Willmontt, H. P.:  B-17 Flying Fortress.  New York: Gallery Books, 1980. Third Printing. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A 4to measuring 11.25" x 8.75". In a fine dust jacket. 64 pages containing specifications, text and numerous photographs throughout.
    TB13042  $10.50



  • Click on Image to expandWilson, R. L.:  The Arms Collection of Colonel Colt.  New York: Herb Glass, 1964. First Edition. Very good+ in decorated blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and on the front board. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" with a prior owner's name on the first free end page and dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/2" triangular chip from the center of the spine area and with rubbing to the extremities. One of only 5,000 copies printed. 132 pages containing index, text and black and white photographs.
    TB27011  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandWilson, William E.:  The Wabash.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1940). First Edition. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on light blue title block on the spine. The cloth at the very ends of the spine shows some fading and offsetting from the rear of the dust jacket. There is a faint rubber stamped name(?) at the upper corner of the first free end page. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with several very short closed tears at the upper edge of the spine area and at the upper edge of the rear panel and slight rubbing to the fold between the front panel and the spine area. The 8th volume in the Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by John de Martelly. 339 pages including an index, bibliography and text. A very collectible tight and handsome copy.
    TB29349  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandWilson, William E.:  The Wabash.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1940). First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on a light blue text block on the spine. The cloth on the spine is quite faded and the rear hinge is cracked. Without its issued dust jacket. Signed without an inscription by the author on the third free end page. The 8th volume in the Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by John de Martelly. 339 pages including an index, bibliography and text.
    TB27307  $75.00



  • Wilson, R. L.:  Samuel Colt Presents A Loan Exhibition Of Presentation Percussion Colt Firearms.  Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum, (1961). First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 black leather and charcoal gray cloth covered boards with light gray text on the spine and silver stamped design on the front board. A small quarto of 10 1/2 by 8 inches with mild scuff marks on the leather spine. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine, black paper covered slip case. One of only 500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 181. 293 pages including appendices and text. Illustrated throughout from photographs. The exhibition which was the subject of this title took place at The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut from Nov. 3, 1961 to Jan. 14, 1962. A preface is written by C. C. Cunningham and a foreword is written by John S. DuMont.
    TB30779  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandWilson, R. L.:  Steeel Canvas The Art of American Arms.  New York: Random House, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in royal blue paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and with the author's initials on the front board. There are small hints of shelf rubbing at the tips of the boards and at the heel of the spine. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket. An advance review copy with the publisher's review material laid-in at the front of the book. An oblong octavo measuring 8 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches containing 384 pages including an index, bibliography, appendix, glossary, text and illustrated with hundreds of color photographs by Peter Beard, G. Allan Brown, Douglas Sandberg and Jonathan Shorey. A nice copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28890  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandWilson, Derek:  Keene's Quest.  Surry: Severn House, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in illustrated paper covered boards. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Pasted to the front panel of the dust jacket is a label from the publisher indicating that the book was released in the U.S. in March of 2001. Laid-in is material from the U.S. offices of the publisher containing a review of the book. Book One of Keene's Revolution. "The story of an English Spy in the War against France." 248 pages.
    TB19741  $17.50



  • Wilson, F. Paul:  Implant.  New York: Tom Doherty Assoc., 1995. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap.
    TB12156  $5.88



  • Wilstach, Paul:  Jefferson and Monticello.  Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. First trade edition. Very good in dark blue, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board with a raised image of Jefferson on the front board. The front board is faintly spotted and the gilt text on the spine is quite tarnished making it difficult to read beyond 12 inches away. 258 pages including an index, appendices, text and illustrated with photographs.
    TB15618  $20.00



  • Wilstach, Paul:  Tidewater Maryland.  Indianapolis: Bobb-Merrill Company, 1931. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in dark green ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text stampings to the spine and front board with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with two faint dampness stains to the front board with a prior owner's name neatly written on the second free end paper. 383 pages containing an index, text, maps & several photographic illustrations which reveal Tidewater Maryland's history, its traditions and its plantation mansions.
    TB17422  $20.00



  • Wimmer, Dick:  The Schoolyard Game.  New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 green cloth and paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket. "An anthology of Basketball writings edited by Dick Wimmer."
    TB08353  $24.50



  • Windsor, Edward:  The Hindu Art Of Love.  New York: The Panurge Press, (1932). First trade edition. Very near fine in orange cloth covered boards with embossed black text on the spine and with a black title block on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6". Without a dust jacket. 276 pages of text. Chapters include: The Erotic Literature of the Hindus; The Male Lover; The Female Lover; The Process and practice of Love; The Calendar of Love; Preliminaries To Possession; The 243 Modes of Congress; Courtship and Marriage; The GAnika or Glorified Prostitution; Eunuchs and Kings as Lovers; The Private Conduct of the Wife; The Paradox of Adultery; The Role of the Procuress; and Indica Esoterica.
    TB25398  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandWinfield, Rif:  The 50-Gun Ship.  London: Caxton Publishing Group, 2001. Reprint by Caxton Publishers. Fine in illustrated paper covered boards with red and black text on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Originally published in 1997 by Chatham Publishing of London. The the dust jacket art and cutaway drawings by John McKay. 128 pages including an index, appendices, text and illustrated with reproductions of contemporary art works, photographs and line drawings describing the 12 pounder Fifties, the 18 pounder Fifties, the 24 pounder Fifties and the last of the two-decker Fifties. A tight, clean, handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB26630  $30.00



  • Winokur, Jon:  Fathers.  New York: Dutton, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 navy blue cloth and red paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket. Memoirs from various personages regarding their fathers. This is the authors ninth book. He is best known for The Portable Curmudgeon.
    TB07301  $10.50



  • Wintersgill, Donald:  English Antiques The Age of Elegance 1700-1830.  New York: William Morrow & Co., 1975. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with silver text stamping on the spine. In a fine jacket with the upper corner of the front flap clipped by the publisher to allow the display of the correct retail price. 256 pages containing an index, glossary, text and photographs (both black & white and colored) through-out.
    TB14876  $10.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesWinthrop, John:  A Journal Of The Transactions and Occurrences in the Settlement of Massachusetts and the other New-England Colonies, from the year 1630 to 1644.  Hartford: Elisha Babcock, 1790. First Edition. Good in full leather (calf) covered boards with scant remnants of the original, gilt stamped spine label. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 4 7/8 with the front joint broken so that the front board is only held on by one sewing cord. The first free end page is loose on which there are notes in pencil. The second free end page has an early prior owner's name in pencil near its top edge. The rear hinge and joint remain tight and strong. There is an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down with a separate page typed within this copy indicating that the book plate was that of George Richard Minot (1758-1802) whose name has been cut out of the book plate as well as from the upper edge of the title page. The contents are only slightly tanned and largely free of foxing. Overall, the pages are very clean and free of any damage. 364 pages of text followed by four pages of "contents". Both Sabin and Howes report that the "original edition was edited by Noah Webster" and Howes states that copies of this title are considered "quite scarce". John Winthrop (1588-1649) was the first Governor of Massachusetts. He maintained a journal recording events beginning in March, 1630 to 1644 which relate to the history and development of the New England states during that period making this an extremely valuable resource. This title published his journal for the first time. (Howes, W-583; Sabin, 104847; Evans, 23086)
    TB29440  $1000.00



  • Wise, Jame E., Jr.:  Stars in Blue: Movie Actors in America's Sea Services.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Pres, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with a silver and red title block on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. 320 pages with index with text with numerous black and white photographs scattered throughout.
    TB06530  $12.00



  • Wise, David Burgess, William Boddy and Brian Laban:  The Automobile The First Century.  New York: Greenwich House, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in medium blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine the heel of which is slightly faded. In a near fine price clipped dust jacket. A thick 4to measuring 11 3/8" tall by 9" deep. 520 pages including an index and illustrated with over 700 full color and black and white photographs of vintage automobiles.
    TB17014  $20.00



  • Wister:  When West Was West.  New York: Macmillan Company, 1928. First Edition, First printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spne and with a stamped ruled border around the edge of the front board and with a blind embossed title on the front board with only a hint of wear to the heel of the spine. In a very good- dust jacket with the orginial price intact on the front flap but with a 1/4" square chip from the middle of the spine area and a number of closed tears around the edges of the spine area and the panels. 449 pages of text.
    TB15829  $105.00



  • Wister, Owen:  Mother.  New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1907. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in rust colored cloth covered boards with a colored pictorial label pasted to the front board. The second free end paper has been removed and there is minor rubbing to the corners of the spine and only light soiling to the pictorial. This is the first printing of the story in book form. It originally "appeared anonymously as the ninth of a sequence of short stories by varous authors, in a volume entitled A House Part." The text received some "remodelling" for this "separate publication:. It is a humorous book whichdeals with finance and the stock market. 95 pages of text and illustrations by John Rae.
    TB15455  $24.50



  • Wister, Owen:  Philosophy Four A Story of Harvard University.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in light green cloth covered boards with black and red text and decorations stamped on the spine and front board. The head and the heel of the spine are very lightly rubbed. A story of undergraduate life at Harvard where the author attended college and where he met and befriended Theodore Roosevelt. 95 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece of Wister and two illustrated plates by Seymour M. Stone, all of which are followed by a four page introduction to Owen Wister and two pages of ads. A very tight, bright and clean copy.
    TB16294  $21.00



  • Wister, Owen:  A Straight Deal or The Ancient Grudge.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1920. First Edition, First printing. Very good in red cloth covered boards with paper labels on the spine and on the front board. The spine is moderately faded and lightly soiled and there is a Christmas, 1920 gift inscription on the first free end paper and a small, prior owner's address label on the front paste down. 287 pages of text.
    TB16295  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expandWolf, Edwin:  The Library of James Logan of Philadelphia 1674-1751.  Philadelphia: The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1974. First Edition. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" by 7" with several small spots of white paint on the fore edges of the boards. Without a dust jacket. 578 pages of text listing 2,183 items.
    TB27560  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandWolf, Edwin, 2nd:  Philadelphia Portrait Of An American City.  Harrisburg, Penn.: Stackpole Books, 1975. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in charcoal gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a red seal on the front board. A small quarto of 11" high by 8 1/2" deep with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards. In a good+ unclipped dust jacket with a 3" closed tear at the upper corner of the front panel, 1/8" deep chips across the upper edge of the spine area and light rubbing at the folds. 351 pages including an index. Illustrated extensively throughout with photographs and color plates. Edited by Walton Rawls.
    TB23065  $15.00



  • Wolf, Marquerite Hurry:  Vermont is Always With You.  Brattleboro: Stefphen Greene Press, 1969. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 yellow cloth and decorated paper covered boards. In a near fine dust jacket with the price on the front flap. 121 pages of text and casual illustrations. A series of short essays telling of the author's family's experiences when her husband was the dean at the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
    TB11834  $7.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesWolfe, George "Hooper":  I Drove Mules On The C and O Canal.  Dover, Del.: Dover Graphic Associates and Woodwend Studio, (1969). First Edition. Near fine in light brown cloth covered boards with a printed paper label on the front board. A small quarto of 10 by 8 inches. In a very good+, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with a long closed tear at the fold between the front panel and the spine area. Signed in flow pen on the title page by the author. 171 pages of text. Illustrated throughout from black and white photographs. Laid-in at the rear of this copy is a 16 page "Supplement To The First Edition" which provides a synopsis of the book, the C&O Canal Song and additional photographs. As of this writing there are no other copies of this title for sale on the Internet.
    TB30057  $125.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesWolfe, Richard J.:  The Role of the Mann Family of Dedham, Massachusetts in the Marbling of Paper in Nineteenth-century America and in the Printing of Music, the Making of Cards, and Other Booktrade Activities.  n.p. [Chestnut Hill, Mass.]: Self-published, 1981. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and bright marbled paper covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/8" by 5 3/4". Without a dust jacket. One of only 500 copies printed of which only 450 were for sale. 145 pages including an index. Illustrated with 16 tipped-on color photographic plates showing examples of early bindings decorated with marbled papers.
    TB28994  $90.00



  • Click on Image to expandWomen's Rest Tour Association:  Foreign Lodging List Issued By The Women's Rest Tour Association.  Boston: Women's Rest Tour Association, 1934. . Very good+ in heavy brown, printed wraps over an adhesive binding. A 16mo of 6 7/8 by 4 1/2 inches with a closed tear to the paper cover over the lower edge of the spine and page 258 has three name deletions under physicians and Dentists. Without a dust jacket. (218) pages followed by several blank pages for notes, the first page of which shows a column of six figures with a total. The lower 1/2 of the front cover is filled-in by the pervious owner of Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA
    TB29959  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandWood, Richard G.:  Stephen Harriman Long 1784-1864 Army Engineer, Explorer, Inventor.  Glendale, Calif.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1966. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 3/8 by 6 inches with no prior ownership markings of any kind. In a fine, plain brown paper, unclipped dust jacket. 292 pages including an index, text and illustrated with black and white photographs, two maps (one of which folds-out) and facsimiles of line drawings. This is the sixth volume in The Frontier Military Series by The Arthur H. Clark Company.
    TB26804  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expandWood, Gordon S.:  Revolutionary Characters What Made The Founders Different.  New York: The Penguin Press, 2006. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 green and dark orange paper covered boards with a gilt design on the front board and gilt text stamped on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 321 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. An excellent evaluation of what set the founders of this country apart from the rest of the population. In a word it can be described as the 18th century definition of "disinterested".
    TB21531  $30.00



  • Wood, Stanley:  Over The Range To The Golden Gate A Complete Tourist's Guide To Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Calfiornia, Oregon, Puget Sound And The Great North-West.  Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons, 1889. First Edition. Good in its original dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text and black rules on the spine and gilt text and a black illustration on the front board. A small quarto of 9 1/16 by 6 inches with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the clot at the tips of the boards is worn through and the front and rear hinges are cracked with repairs to the first free end page to reattach it to its stub with archival tape. That page is considerably worn and chipped around its edges. An early prior owner has included a penciled note on the rear paste down indicating "In Chicago Monday September 11th, 1899" 351 pages including an index, a list of illustrations, a contents page (at the rear), 28 pages of ads and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and throughout with steel engravings.
    TB30198  $20.00



  • Wood, James:  The Friday Run.  New York: The Vanguard Press, 1967. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with light spots across the upper edge of the front cover. In a near fine dust jacket with a hint of wear at the upper edge of the spine area. The fourth novel by this author of suspense and nautical fiction.
    TB06711  $5.00



  • Wood, James:  Three Blind Mice.  New York: The Vanguard Press, 1969. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in tan paper covered boards with light blue text stamping on the spine. In a very near fine dust jacket with modest rubbing to the folds to the front flap and to the spine. A novel which takes place during the Cold War in the Barents Sea north of Norway.
    TB06859  $3.75



  • Wood, James:  Voyage into Nowhere.  New York: The Vanguard Press, 1966. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a very good+ but price clipped dust jacket with upper 1/4" lightly worn at edges. The author's 12th novel.
    TB03863  $3.50



  • Woodman, Richard:  The Bomb Vessel.  New York: Walker & Company, 1984. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown paper covered boards with metallic blue-green text stamping on the spine and a fly spec at the top edge of the text block. In a near fine dust jacket with the price in tact on the flap. Woodman's very scarce first book in the Nathaniel Drinkwater series. A very nice, tight and bright copy.
    TB15109  $75.00



  • Woodman, Richard:  The History of the Ship.  New York: The Lyons Press, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with the ghost of a price sticker on the 1st FEP. In a very near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear at the lower corner of the front panel on the fold to the flap. "The comprehensive story of seafaring from the earliest times to the present day."
    TB09139  $35.00



  • Woodman, Richard:  The Flying Squadron.  London: John Murray, 1992. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author on the title page. The 11th volume in the Nathaniel Drinkwater series. It takes place 1811.
    TB13538  $30.00



  • Woodman, Richard:  A Private Revenge.  London: John Murray, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author on the title page. The ninth volume in the Nataniel Drinkwater series. It takes place on the frigate Patrician off the China coast in a voyage to Borneo.
    TB13541  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandWoodman, Richard:  View From The Sea.  London: Century Publishing, 1985. First Edition, First printing. Fine in tan cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" tall by 7 1/2" deep. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 192 pages including an index. Illustrated with maps and the art of David Smith much of which is rendered into full color plates which focus on the lighthouses and the work of Trinity House in England and Wales.
    TB23081  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandWoodman, Richard:  The Sea Warriors.  New York: Carroll & Graf, Inc., (2001). First Edition. Near fine in textured, dark blue paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine with a black remainder mark on the lower edge of the text block. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. 384 pages including an index, glossary, text and with two sections of photographs. The author provides an in-depth account of the naval sea captains of the late 18th & early 19th centuries
    TB29826  $25.00



  • Woodman, Richard:  Endangered Species.  London: Little, Brown & Co., 1992. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. A novel of Captain John Mackinnon's last voyage before his retirement on the last passage by the old cargo vessel, Matthew Flinders.
    TB07274  $20.00



  • Woodman, Richard:  Under False Colours.  London: John Murray, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in gray cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The tenth volume in the Nathaniel Drinkwater series. It takes place in 1809 when Drinkwater takes a role in efforts to disrupt the relationship between Napoleon and the Russian Tsar.
    TB07799  $20.00



  • Woodman, Richard:  Under False Colours.  London: John Murray, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in gray cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author on the title page. The tenth volume in the Nathaniel Drinkwater series. It takes place in 1809 when Drinkwater takes a role in efforts to disrupt the relationship between Napoleon and the Russian Tsar.
    TB13547  $20.00



  • Woodman, Richard:  Under False Colours.  London: John Murray, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in gray cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The tenth volume in the Nataniel Drinkwater series. It takes place in 1809 when Drinkwater takes a role in efforts to disrupt the relationship between Napoleon and the Russian Tsar.
    TB07798  $17.50



  • Woodman, Richard:  Ebb Tide.  London: John Murray Publish., 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in red paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author on the title page. The 14th Nathaniel Drinkwater novel which takes place in 1843.
    TB13530  $17.50



  • Woodman, Richard:  Endangered Species.  London: Little, Brown & Co., 1992. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. A novel of Captain John Mackinnon's last voyage before his retirement on the last passage by the old cargo vessel, Matthew Flinders.
    TB06982  $15.00



  • Woodman, Richard:  Baltic Mission.  New York: Walker and Company, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in medium green paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with the original price intact on the front flap. A Napoleonic adventure with Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater. The seventh in the series.
    TB17135  $12.50



  • Woodman, Richard:  A Private Revenge.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and with minor hints of rubbing to the edges of the panels. The ninth volume in the Nataniel Drinkwater series. It takes place on the frigate Patrician off the China coast in a voyage to Borneo.
    TB14006  $10.00



  • Woods, John:  Two Years' Residence on the English Prairie of Illinois.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1968. First thus. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with a gilt top edge to the text block. This title was originally published in 1822 in London by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown. Edited by Paul M. Angle. 242 pages including an appendix, index and a list of previously published titles in the Lakeside Classic series.
    TB20371  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandWoodward, Sarah Day:  Early New Haven.  New Haven: The Price Lee & Adkins Co., 1912. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the front board. An 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5" with a two prior owner's names and notes on the second hand purchase of the book on the front paste down with light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket. 119 pages followed by a one page list of "authorities". The author traces the early history of New Haven to include coverage of laying out of the town, the meeting house, the green, homes of the first settlers, internal dissensioins, Davenport and Eaton, the regicides (William Goffe, Edward Whalley and John Dixwell), the union with Connecticut, "breaking out of the Revolution" the British invasion of New Haven, early schools, Yale Colledge, the cemeteries and early maps of the colony.
    TB28255  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandWoodward, Grace Steele:  Pocahontas.  Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark red cloth covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a very near fine, price clipped dust jacket with three short, closed tears at the upper edge of the spine area and a short closed tear at the upper fore corner of the front panel. The 93 volume in The Civilization of the American Indian Series. 227 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with map end sheets, a color frontispiece portrait and numerous color plates.
    TB30161  $40.00



  • Woodward, Bob:  Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 black cloth and gray paper covered boards with a remainder mark on bottom edge of the text block. In a very good+ dust jacket with a crease on lower edge of the spine area. 543 pages including an index. text and illustrated with a section of black and white photographs.
    TB00902  $5.00



  • Click on Image to expandWoolf, Virginia:  Flush A Biography.  New York: Harcourt, Brace And Company, (1933). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with silver colored text on the spine. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches. Without a dust jacket. 185 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece from a photograph and two plates. A biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
    TB30682  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandWork, Monroe N.:  A Bibliography of the Negro in Africa and America.  Mansfield Centre, Conn.: Martino Publishing, 2006. Facsimile Reprint. Fine in burnt orange cloth covered boards with black text and borders on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 7". Without a dust jacket as issued. 698 pages including an index. A facsimile reprint of the author's 1928 printing by The H. W. Wilson Company of New York.
    TB27400  $40.00



  • Wormington, H. M.:  The Story of Pueblo Pottery.  Denver: Denver Musuem of Nat, 1965. Second Edition. Near fine in heavy paper wraps. as issued. Co-authored with Arminta Neal. 60 pages of text and photographs.
    TB09382  $8.00



  • Click on Image to expandWouk, Herman:  War and Remembrance (Volume I Only).  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1992. Collector's Edtion. Fine in full, black leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments and with gilt borders and decorations 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" by 6". Volume I only of a two volume set. Contains 526 pages. Illustrated by Alan Phillips. A bright, tight and clean copy with no prior owner's marks, dates or book plates.
    TB25710  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandWouk, Herman:  The Caine Mutiny.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1977. Signed Limited Edition. Fine in full red-brown leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments. Both the front and rear boards are decorated with gilt tool work and borders. The end sheets are silk, there is a matching placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine and all edges of the text block are gilt . Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the third free end page. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's 22 page "notes from the editors". 544 pages of text illustrated with a two-page, color frontispiece. The author's third novel and one which was a major best seller and formed the basis of the movie of the same name. A very handsome and clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates or book plates.
    TB26659  $150.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesWPA:  Idaho A Guide in Word and Picture.  Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd, 1937. First Edition. Very good+ in its original dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text and designs on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with rubbing and light wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the cloth is worn over the tips of the boards, a prior owner's book plate is pasted to the front free end page and the front and rear hinges have been repaired. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area with the same at the fore corners of the front and rear panels. This was the first state guide published appearing in January, 1937. It sold out within weeks with sales reaching 1,800 copies within its first few months. (Penkower) A fire in the publisher's plant destroyed much of the second printing and the plates for the first edition. 431 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated from black and white photographs and with 15 maps. Jeff Dykes, in his American Guide Series catalog and bibliography, states that this volume is "very scarce". The majority of this title was written by Vardis Fisher, who at the time was the director of the Writers' Project in Idaho. It wasn't until the second printing of this title that Fisher's name appeared on the title page. The second printing also contained a folded, printed map contained in a rear pocket of the book. The first printing did not contain a rear pocket with such a map. (Dykes, 68; Penkower, p127; Scharf/Schoyer, 163; Howes, F-153)
    TB30273  $800.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Whaling Masters.  New Bedford: Old Dartmouth Historical Society Whaling Museum, 1938. First Edition, First printing. Very good in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" with a narrow 2 1/2" whitish paint stain at the upper fore corner of the front board and with portions of the dust jacket neatly glued to the front end sheets and tipped-in at the title page. Without its issued dust jacket, but with portions glued to the inside of the book as noted above. 314 pages with 3 illustrations. One of the most difficult titles to obtain in the WPA's American Guide Series. The book provides the most complete directory of Whaling Captains, their ships and voyages from every whaling port in the US. (Dykes, 143; Powell, 632)
    TB28176  $200.00



  • WPA:  North Carolina A Guide to the Old North State.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1939. First Edition. Near fine in red buckram covered boards with gilt text stampings on the spine and front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with two 1/8" inch deep chips to the upper corners of the spine area, several short closed tears to the lower edge of the same, light soiling to the rear panel and to the folds to the flaps and foxing to the verso of the jacket. 601 pages including an index, suggested readings, chronology, text and photographs in eight sections and with the fold-out map at the rear of the book in its pocket. An uncommon volume in a collectible dust jacket in the American Guide series. (Scharf & Schoyer, 465; Dykes, 229; Powell, 1201)
    TB30768  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  The Berkshire Hills.  New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1939. First Edition. Very good+ in light green buckram cloth covered boards with dark green text stamping on the spine and on the front board with hints of tanning at the edges of the boards. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area and to the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. One of the volumes in the American Guide Series. 368 pages with index, text and illustrated with black and white photographs through-out and the fold-out map tipped-in at the rear end paper.
    TB30069  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Montana A State Guide Book.  New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 by 5 1/4 inches with heavy dust staining to the top edge of the text block, a prior owner's book plate on the fly title page and foxing to the end sheets a result of reactions with the glue used in binding. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with the lower 2 inches of the spine area missing, small chips and closed tears to the upper edge of the spine area and light rubbing and wear to the fold to the front flap. One of the early volumes in the American Guide Series which is considered somewhat uncommon. 442 pages containing an index, bibliography, appendices and illustrated with maps and photographs throughout. The rear pocket contains the color, double sided, fold-out map which is in excellent condition. A worthy first edition copy of an uncommon title.
    TB30211  $150.00



  • WPA:  Savannah.  Savannah: Sponsored by the Savannah Chamber of Commerce, 1937. First Edition. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with vertical yellow text on the spine and a paper map pasted to the front board with illustrated end sheets. An octavo measuring 9" by 6 3/4" with spotting to the front cover and with the front hinge reinforced. Without a dust jacket as issued. The first free end page is, we believe, signed by "Thomas J. Gamble" who at the time was mayor of the City of Savannah and who wrote the foreword for this title. 208 pages including an index, text and illustrated with line drawings of prominent buildings within the city. A very attractive copy of an uncommon title in the American Guide Series. (Schoyer; Dykes 65; Powell/WPA 273; Brewer, 607)
    TB30766  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Arkansas A Guide to the State.  New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1941. First Edition. Very good+ in black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board with map end papers. The end sheets show mild foxing near the hinges due to a reaction with the glue used in binding. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with very shallow chipping at the ends of the spine area and with a faint number "17" written about 1/3rd the way down the spine area. One of the volumes in the American Guide Series which was originally scheduled to be released in January of 1938 but was delayed until September, 1941. (Schoyer- 41) The book was not issued with a fold-out map. Instead there are sectional maps at the end of the text of the book with transportation maps on the front and rear end papers. 447 pages including an index, maps as stated above, a list of consultants, bibliography, chronology, text and 8 sections of black and white photographs. A very scarce volume in jacket.
    TB30065  $145.00



  • WPA:  Wyoming A Guide to its History, Highways, and People.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1941. First Edition. Very good+ in decorated bright yellow cloth covered boards with brown text and designs on the spine and front board. An octavo measuring 8 by 5 1/4 inches with light soiling to the gutters and to the cloth turn-ins on the insides of the boards and tanning to the ends sheets. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with two short closed tears to the upper edge of the spine area, a small nick to the upper edge of the front panel and light soiling to the rear panel. An uncommon volume in the American Guide Series. 490 pages including an index, appendices, and photographs, a map at the front end paper with the fold-out map in the rear pocket.
    TB30765  $145.00



  • WPA:  Philadelphia A Guide to the Nation's Birthplace.  Philadelphia, Penn.: William Penn Association of Philadelphia, Inc., 1937. First Edition. Very near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with a leather like grain pattern to the cloth and with gilt text on the spine and front board and with a map front end sheet. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 7/8 inches with light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the gilt text on the spine is slightly faded and all of the pages of the text block are lightly tanned around the margins. In a very good-, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with chipping across both ends of the spine area and heavy rubbing and wear around the edges of the panels and at the folds to the flaps. 704 pages including an index, bibliography, chronology of the city, tours and text. Illustrated with 27 maps and several sections of plates of black and white images from photographs. Two maps, which are in excellent condition, are contained within the pocket attached to the rear end sheet. The first edition run consisted of only 2,500 copies which sold out quickly. (Scharf & Schoyer, 538)
    TB30776  $145.00



  • WPA:  Utah A Guide to the State.  New York: Hastings House, 1941. First Edition. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stampings on the spine and front board and with map end sheets. A small octavo measuring 8 by 5 1/2 inches. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap, but with a number of small closed tears and minor chipping to the upper edge of the spine area and small chips from the fore corners of the front panel over the tips of the front board. One of the American Guide Series. 595 pages including an index, chronology, photographs, and maps. This is one of the few WPA Guide series titles not called for to have a map at the rear.
    TB30769  $135.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  A Picture of Lycoming Copunty.  Williamsport: The Commissioners of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, 1939. First Edition. Very good+ in blue cloth covered boards with little left of the gilt text on the spine and slightly slightly chipped gilt text stamped on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 3/4 by 5 3/8 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without a dust jacket. 219 pages of text and black and white photographs followed by a one page bibliography. Considered "scarce" by Jeffery Dykes in his bibliography/catalog of the series. Currently there are no other copies presently on the Internet market. (Dykes: American Guide Series, 288)
    TB29147  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Connecticut A Guide to its Roads, Lore and People.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. First Edition. Very good+ in red cloth covered boards with light foxing to the end sheets near the hinges due to a reaction with the glue used in binding and with dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a good+, price clipped dust jacket with numerous creases and short closed tears to the ends of the spine area and with rubbing and light wear around the edges of the panels. This is an interesting binding variant I have not seen before. The majority of first editions of this title have a simulated leather like cloth covering to the boards. This copy is in a bright red cloth without any effort to simulate leather. The rear end paper of the book has a pocket within which is the multi-color map of the state which is in near fine condition. 593 pages including an index, chronology and illustrated with eight sections of black and white photographs.
    TB30070  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Pennsylvania A Guide to the Keystone State.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1940. First Edition. Very good+ in decorated gray cloth covered boards with dark red text and decorations on the spine and front board with map end sheets. In a good, unclipped dust jacket with numerous closed tears, creasings and light soiling to the spine area and light soiling to the panels. Many of the long closed tears have been professionally repaired with archival tape applied to the verso of the jacket. One of the later volumes in American Guide Series and one which is repeatedly given high praise for its coverage of the state. 660 pages including an index, appendices, and illustrated from photographs, maps and with map front end papers. In the pocket at the rear end sheet is the fold-out map (Schoyer, 523; Brewer, 765; Dykes, 278)
    TB30071  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  New York City Guide.  New York: Random House, 1939. First Edition,, First Printing with the 1939 Worlds Fair section.. Very near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with slight fading to the cloth over the spine and with occasional penciled check marks in the margins of the text. Without its issued dust jacket. The subtilte on the title page reads: "A Comprehensive Guide to the Five Boroughs of the Metropolis - Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Richmond - Prepared by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration in New York City." 708 pages including an index, a list of books about New York, text and illustrated with 36 maps and ten sections of black and white photographs. At the rear of the book is a map pocket in which is a double sided fold-out map street of Manhattan and the subways and elevated lines of the city. The map is in excellent condition. (Dykes, 213)
    TB30443  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Wisconsin A Guide to the Badger State.  New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1941. First Edition. Very good+ in heavy green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with the cloth over the spine faded to a light tan color and with light foxing to the end sheets near the hinges due to a reaction to the glue used in binding. Without its issued dust jacket. 651 pages including an index, 9 maps of sections of the state, bibliography, chronology, and photographs in eight sections. The appendix include 1940 census figures for the state. A separate map at the rear was not produced with the book.
    TB30558  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Nevada A Guide To The Silver State.  Portland: Binfords & Mort, 1940. Second Printing. Fine in orange cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with light dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very near fine, first state dust jacket with the "Proclamation by the President" on the rear panel with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area and a 3/4" closed tear to the upper edge of the rear panel. Note: the orange cloth for the covers to the boards is a rare, unrecorded binding variant not mentioned in Scharf & Schoyer's catalogs. 315 pages including an index, text with photographs and with the multi-colored map in the rear pocket present in fine condition. A very handsome and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30560  $125.00



  • WPA:  Washington City and Capital.  Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1937. First Edition. Near fine in heavy black cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine and with illustrated map end sheets. A thick small quarto measuring 9" by 6" with minor soiling to the boards. Without its issued dust jacket. Signed on the fly title pages with: "Compliments of | Ben Ford \ 1937". 1,141 pages including an index, bibliography, chronology, text and illustrated with maps and images from black and white photographs throughout. With both of the two multi-colored maps in the rear pocket (both of which are in near fine condition). This was the second volume published in the American Guide Series and despite its first printing of 5,000 copies collectible copies with the maps are rather uncommon.
    TB30774  $120.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Colorado A Guide To The Highest State.  New York: Hastings House, 1941. First Edition. Near fine in orange buckram with brown text on the spine and front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with the top edge of the text block dust stained and with old tape stains to the end sheets. In a very good dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with the spine area faded so that it is difficult to read the text. There are old tape stains on the flaps. One of the American Guide Series with no rear map called for. 511 pages including an index, appedices, and with eight sections of black and white photographs, maps and with map end papers.
    TB30207  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  New Jersey A Guide to Its Present and Past.  New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board with light foxing to the map end pages and with an embossed seal of a former owner on the fly title page. In a very good+ dust jacket with the $2.50 price intact on the front flap with several very shallow chips at the upper and lower edges of the spine area and light rubbing to the edges of the front panel. One of only 5,000 first edtion copies printed. 735 pages with index, text, illustrated with 90 black and white photographs, nineteen maps and a pocket at the end of the index without the color fold-out map of the state. (Scharf/Schoyer, 365)
    TB30253  $100.00



  • WPA:  Alabama A Guide to the Deep South.  New York: Richard R. Smith, 1941. First Edition. An exlibrary copy in very good condition in light green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with tape stains to the front and rear end pages and with a library pocket and due date slip on the last free end page. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with tape stains and black staining from an earlier, reinforced library dust jacket protector. Reportedly the first printing of the book was restricted to only 5,000 copies. 442 pages with index, bibliography, chronology, text, maps and eight sections of photographs with map front end papers of the state. The map pocket is present and contains the large fold-out map which is in excellent, undamaged condition.
    TB30770  $100.00



  • WPA:  A Maritime History of New York.  New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1941. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in light blue cloth covered boards with black and yellow text on the spine and a black sketch of Sandy Hook Lighthouse on the front board and with illustrated end sheets. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/2" with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine crimped, but otherwise undamaged. Without its issued dust jacket. With an introduction by Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia. 341 pages including an index, bibliography, and text. Illustrated with 16 black and white photographic reproductions and reproductions of earlier works of art. Considered "scarce" by Jeff Dykes (item 222) in his catalog and checklist of the American Guide Series.
    TB28600  $95.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Mississippi A Guide To the Magnolia State.  New York: Hastings House, 1948. Third printing of May, 1946. Very near fine in textured, dark blue cloth covered boards with the top edge of the text block heavily dust stained. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with light rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area and the same at the fore corners of the panels. of the rear panel and rubbing around the extremes. 545 pages with index, bibliography, chronology, text and photographs through-out with the multi-colored, fold-out map in the rear pocket.
    TB30206  $95.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  The Swedes and Finns in New Jersey.  n.p.: Sponsored by The New Jersey Commissionto Commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the Settlement by the Swedes and Finns on the Delaware, 1938. First Edition. Very good+ in royal blue ribbed cloth covered boards with tarnished gilt text stamping on the spine. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is lightly rubbed and there is a prior owner's name on the upper fore corner of the first free end page. The end sheets are printed with a map of southern New Jersey. Without it issued dust jacket. A small 4to measuring 9 1/8 by 6 inches. One of the more unusual titles in the American Guide Series as noted on the title page.165 pages including an index, bibliography, chronology, text and illustrated with black and white photographs throughout and map end papers.
    TB28672  $85.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Livingston The Story of a Community.  Livingston, NJ: Sponsored by the Township of Livingston, 1939. First Edition. Fine in red-brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and a blind embossed seal on the front board. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with illustrated end sheets. In a near fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with only a hint of wear to the upper edge of the spine area. 166 pages including an index, appendices and text. Illustrated with a section from black and white photographs and a map. Considered "scarce" by Dykes and Scharf/Schoyer. Indeed very uncommon in such nice condition. (Dykes, 197; Powell 992; Brewer, 692; Scharf/Schoyer, 377),
    TB30271  $85.00



  • WPA:  Arizona A State Guide.  New York: Hastings House, 1940. First Edition. Near fine in tan buckram with bold brown text stampings on the spine and front board and map end papers with a prior owner's name and address written on the upper corner of the fly title page. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket, with several 1" deep closed tears to the upper edge of the spine area and rubbing and light wear around the extremities of the panels. 530 pages including an index, appedices, and photographs in eight sections. The 27th volume in the American state Guide Series.
    TB30764  $80.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Town Govenment in Maine (Preliminary Edition).  Portland: Maine Historical Records Survey Project, 1940. Preliminary Edition. Near fine in heavy printed blue paper wraps with a 1/4 blue cloth binding. Without a dust jacket (probably as issued). A small quarto measuring 10 13/16" tall by 8 7/16" deep containing 206 pages including an index, text and illustrated with organizational charts.
    TB19363  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Directory of Churches & Religious Organizations In Maine.  Portland: Maine Historical Records Survey Project, 1940. Preliminary Edition. Near fine in heavy printed blue paper wraps with a 1/4 blue cloth binding. Without a dust jacket (probably as issued). A small quarto measuring 10 13/16" tall by 8 7/16" deep containing 166 pages including an index, text and with a list of Maine churches, their denominations and ministers in charge at the time.
    TB19364  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Copper Camp Stories of the World's Greatest Mining Town Butte, Montana.  New York: Hastings House, 1943. First Edition. Near fine in light red cloth covered boards with copper colored text stamping on spine with light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a good, unclipped dust jacket with up to 1/2" deep chipping at the ends of the spine area, the fold from the spine area to the rear panel is worn through in most areas and there are chips over the fore edges of the folds to the panels over the tips of the boards. 308 pages with an index. "The lusty story of Butte, Montana the richest Hill on the Earth" Compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Montana. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and plates from black and white photographs.
    TB30066  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Lexington and The Bluegrass Country.  Lexington, Kentucky: E. M. Glass, Publisher, 1938. First Edition. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without a dust jacket. The first free end page is warmly inscribed by the major of Lexington, Ward Waverly, on December 1, 1940. 149 pages including an index, chronology, tours and text all followed by fifteen pages of maps of tours of the city. Jeff Dykes in his bibliography/catalog of the American Guide Series states that this title is "scarce". (Scjarf/Schoyer, 211; Dykes, 115; Powell, 576)
    TB30442  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Maine A Guide Down East.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1937. First Edition. Very near fine in leather simulated green paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto of 8 by 5 1/2 inches with map end sheets with hints of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a very good price clipped dust jacket with 1/8" deep chips from the upper corners of the spine area, and small chips from the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. One of the volumes in the American Guide Series. 476 pages with index, text, black and white photographs through-out and the fold-out map in the rear pocket.
    TB30693  $75.00



  • WPA:  Here's New England.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939. First Edition. Near fine in decorated bright red cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/2" with a prior owner's book plate on the first free end page and with mild dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket, but with a Christmas sticker over the upper corner of the front flap hiding the printed price. The ends of the spine area have very shallow chipping. 122 pages including an index and illustrated with maps and two sections of black and white photographs and with a multi-colored, fold-out map in the rear pocket. A handsome, tight, clean and collectible copy.
    TB28151  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  New Mexico A Guide to the Colorful State.  New York: Hastings House, 1940. First Edition. Very good+ in orange buckram covered boards with dark blue text stampings and map end papers. A small octavo measuring 8 by 5 1/4 inches with a map front end sheet. Missing its issued dust jacket. One of the American Guide Series. 458 pages including an index, chronology, photographs, maps and without the very scarce multi-colored state highway map in the rear pocket.
    TB29192  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Kentucky A Guide to the Bluegrass State.  New York: Hastings House, 1947, c.1939. Fourth Printing of 1947. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board with map front end papers. In a good, price clipped dust jacket with 1" deep chips across the upper edge of the spine area, shallow closed tears at the lower edge of the same and a 1/4" deep chip at the upper edge of the rear panel. 489 pages including an index, chronology, bibliography, photographs with the map laid-in at the rear pocket.
    TB27122  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Massachusetts A Guide to its Places and People.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1937. First Edition. Very good in dark blue, simulated leather, cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board. The cloth at the head of the spine is worn and rubbed and the spine has developed a concave shape. Without its issued dust jacket. One of the early volumes in the American Guide Series. 675 pages with index, text, and eight sections of black and white photographs with maps through-out. The large fold-out map is within the pocket at the rear of the book.
    TB28090  $50.00



  • WPA:  New York A Guide to the Empire State.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1940. Second Printing. Very good+ in light blue cloth covered boards with black text and decorations on the spine and front board. The cloth at the corners of the spine are lightly rubbed Without its issued dust jacket. 782 pages including an index, appendices, chronology, text and photographs. The multi-colored, folding map located in a pocket at the rear of the book is present and in fine condition.
    TB29613  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  New Hampshire A Guide to the Granite State.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1938. Reprint. Fine in royal blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board and with front map end sheets. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4". In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with a long closed tear to the upper quarter of the rear panel and with creases to the upper edge of the spine area and the front panel. 559 pages with index, text, black and illustrated with eight sections of black and white photographs. No rear map pocket or map is called for in this reprint.
    TB30697  $50.00



  • WPA:  Monterey Peninsula.  Stanford: Sponsored by California State Dept. of Education, 1941. First Edition, First printing. Very good in light green cloth covered boards with brown text on the spine and with a brown illustration on the front board. The spine is very slightly faded and lightly soiled. There is a prior owner's name and date on the front end paper. Without its issued dust jacket. 207 pages consisting of an index, bibliography, Glossary of Spanish names and words, a chronology of the Monterey Peninsula, text and illustrated with maps and numerous black and white photographs.
    TB17726  $42.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  The Ocean Highway New Brunswick, New Jersey to Jacksonville, Florida.  New York: Modern Age Books, Inc. Sponsored by Charles L. Terry, Jr., 1938. First Edition. Very good+ in decorated light brown cloth covered boards with blue and brown text and decorations on the spine and front board with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. A small octavo measuring 7 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches. Without its issued dust jacket. One of the more scarce titles in the American Guide Series. This title departs from the WPA's other title of similar content, U.S. One Maine to Florida, by picking up where Routes 17 and 13 leave Route One in northern New Jersey and hug the eastern coast all the way to Jacksonville, Florida. 344 pages with an index, a list of annual events along the Ocean Highway, text, and with eleven sections of black and white photographs with the colored, three-paneled, fold-out map tipped-in at the rear end paper. through-out. Part of the American Guide Series and considered quite scarce especially in dust jacket.
    TB28598  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Vermont A Guide to the Green Mountain State.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1937. Reprint. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and front board with slight fading to the cloth at the heel of the spine. In a good+ price clipped dust jacket with heavy rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area and to the fore corners of the panels. One of the early volumes in the American Guide Series. 392 pages with index, text, black and white photographs throughout and a map of the state on the front end papers.
    TB29608  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Illinois A Descriptive and Historical Guide.  Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1939. First Edition. Good in dark red buckram cloth covered boards with faded gilt text and decorations on the spine and front board. The front hinge is failing and there is a gift inscription on the first free end page and the cloth over the spine is very faded. Missing its issued dust jacket. One of the volumes in the American Guide Series. 687 pages with index, chronology, bibliography, tours, 8 sections of photographs and the colored map in the rear end pocket.
    TB30396  $40.00



  • WPA:  Copper Camp.  New York: Hastings House, 1976. Centennial Edition. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with black text on the spine with some discoloration to the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with rubbing to the front panel and lightly rubbed and flecked to the spine ends. "The lusty story of Butte, Montana the richest Hill on the Earth" Compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Montana.
    TB06255  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA:  Connecticut A Guide To Its Roads, Lore, And People.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, c. 1938. Reprint. Near fine in reddish-tan cloth covered boards with red text on the spine and on the front board with map end sheets. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4". In a good, unclipped dust jacket with numerous shallow chips from the ends of the spine area, many short closed tears to the edges of the panels with related creasing and heavy rubbing to the folds to the flaps. 593 pages including an index, chronology and eight sections of black and white photographs. The reprinted copies of this title were not published with the map or the map pocket at the rear of the book.
    TB29184  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA - Federal Writers' Project:  The Italians of New York A Survey.  New York: Random House, (1938). First Edition. Very good+ in light yellow cloth covered boards with a red title block on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 7/8" with light soiling to the covers and dust staining to the top edge of the text block. With map end sheets of the New York City area showing all five boroughs. In a good, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with heavy chipping from the ends of the spine area and chipping around the edges of the panels. 241 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with 24 plates from black and white photographs.
    TB30049  $125.00



  • Click on Image to expandWPA and M. Lisle Reese:  South Dakota A Guide To The State.  New York: Hastings House, 1938, 1952. Second Edition of 1952. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with dark green text on the spine and front board and with illustrated map end papers. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with 1/4" deep chips at the upper edge of the spine area, a 1/3" chip from the upper fore corner of the front panel. Signed "Most cordially" by the author of this completely revised edition on the fly title page. Reese was also the editor of the first edition and the director of the Federal Writers' Project in South Dakota. (Scharf/Schoyer) The first edition of this guide is one of the most scarce titles in the series. Only 2,500 copies of the first edition were printing. 441 pages with index, sectional maps to the state the state, census figures for cities and towns from the 1950 Federal Census, tours, bibliography and eight sectionsof black and white photographs. (Scharf/Schoyer, 567)
    TB30446  $225.00



  • Click on Image to expandWright, Richard:  Black Boy A Record of Childhood and Youth.  New York: Harper & Brothers, (1945). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on red title block on the spine which is also decorated with gilt images some of which have rubbed off. An octavo of 8 3/16 by 5 3/4 inches with a prior owner's name, date of "New York April 1945" written on the first free end page. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1" by 1/4" deep chip at the upper edge of the front panel and with a snag of 1/2" by 1/8" just below the chip and with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area and at the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. 228 pages of text. The author's fourth book which is an autobiography of his life growing up in the Jim Crow south from 1912 to 1936. When published it became an instant best seller.
    TB30326  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandWright, Roy V., Editor:  Passenger Locomotives From the 1930 Locomotive Cyclopedia.  Novato, Calif.: Newton K. Gregg, Publisher, (1973). Ninth Edition. Near fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A quarto of 11 1/2 by 8 1/4 inch with a prior owner's name at the upper fore corner of the front cover. Volume number 6 of the Train Shed Cyclopedia. "77 full-sized pages reprinted from the original edition" (from the front cover). Including pages 107 to 118 and pages 204 to 268. Illustrated throughout with line drawings and images from black and white photographs.
    TB30471  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandWright, Richardson L. and Bassett Digby:  Through Siberia An Empire In The Making.  New York: McBride, Nast & Company, 1913. First Edition. Very good+ in its original, illustrated light green cloth covered boards with white text on the spine and the front board together with an image of a horse dawn sleigh. The top edge of the text block is gilt. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches with two very shallow (1/8") closed tears to the cloth at the head of the spine Without a dust jacket. 260 pages of text followed by a one page map. Illustrated with a frontispiece from a black and white photograph and by 47 plates from photographs.
    TB30486  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandWyeth, N. C.:  The Wyeths: The Letters of N.C. Wyeth, 1901-1945.  Boston: Gambit, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Fine in heavy cloth covered boards with a blue and gilt title block on the spine and a gilt facsimilie of N.C. Wyeth's signature on the front board. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket although soiled at the folds. The front flap has been price clipped leaving the secondary price of $22.50 in place. The intimate correspondence of N. C. Wyeth from 1901 to 1945 as edited by Betsy James Wyeth. A very nice collectable copy. 858 pages including an index, text and numerous illustrations.
    TB25358  $85.00



  • Click on Image to expandWyeth, Betsy James:  Wyeth at Kuerners.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated green cloth covered boards with silver colored text and decorations. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with two 1" closed tears to the upper edge of the rear panel with related creasing. An oblong folio with 370 reproductions of Wyeth's work many of which are full color plates. 324 pages. A nearly perfect copy! Tight, clean and bright with no names, dates or inscriptions.
    TB24124  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandWyld, Lionel D.:  The Erie Canal A Bibliography.  Cumberland, RI: Darcy Associates, Ltd., 1990. Revised Edition. Fine in heavy printed paper wraps with a double stapled binding. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". Without a dust jacket as issued. 19 numbered pages of text. Illustrated with reproductions of contemporary works of art. Originally compiled in 1978. This edition has been updated to reflect the publications which have been published since that date.
    TB23944  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandWylie, Elinor:  Mr. Hodge & Mr. Hazard.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. Signed, Limited First Edition. Near fine in dark blue cloth with silver colored text stamping on the spine and with the same plus decorations on the front board with green end sheets. All that remains of the original glassine dust jacket is the rear panel which remains with the book. The book is contained in a very good light green paper covered slip case. Signed on the limitation page by the author. Although this copy is out of series it is identified on the limitation page as a "printer's copy". 256 pages of text many pages of which remain unopened and uncut.
    TB20609  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandWyman, Bill, and Richard Havers:  Bill Wyman's Treasure Islands Britain's History Uncovered.  Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Limited, (2005). First Edition. Fine in black cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2" by 7 1/2" with printed end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 299 pages of text illustrated throughout with color photographs.
    TB25841  $40.00






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