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    Prayer Book Of King Edward VII The Book Of Common Prayer, And Administration Of The Sacraments & Other Rites & Ceremonies Of The Church.  London: Essex House, Eyre & Spottiswoode and printed at the Guild of Handicraft, 1904. . Near fine 1/4 leather and beveled, oak wood boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text in one compartment. A folio measuring 14 by 10 1/2 inches with hand wrought metal clasps on the front board (the rear clasps are missing from the rear board). The absence of any wear to the leather or any date on the spine strongly suggests a more recent rebind of the pigskin covered spine. The contents are extremely clean and free of soiling. The print is in black and red with the edges untrimmed. A limited edition of only 400 copies of which this copy is identified as number 179. 387 pages of text including the colophon. Illustrated throughout with wood block designs by C. R. Ashbee. This volume comes with "A Key To The Principal Decorations In The Prayer Book of King Edward VII, as Designed and Carried Out by D. R. Ashbee." laid-in, published by The Cambridge Society of New York and Montreal, M. Walter Dunne, President, which is a small quarto in wraps 14 pages with the rear cover loose and shallow chipping around the edges of the front cover.
    TB29064  $1200.00




  • Alter, J. Cecil:  James Bridger.  Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, (1962). First Edition Thus. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with a gilt on red title block on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches with very faint rubbing to the cloth at the corners of the spine and to the tips of the boards. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with light rubbing to the folds and to the ends of the spine area. 358 pages including an index, bibliography, text and illustrated with a two-page map, an image from a black and white photograph and eight reproductions of contemporary works of art. A revised edition of the author's original 1925 publication.
    TB30037  $50.00



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    Andrews, William Loring:  Fragments of American History Illustrated Solely By The Works of Those of Our Own Engravers Who Flourished In the XvIIIth Century.  New York: Privately Printed for William Loring Andrews, 1898. First Edition. Near fine in a more recent, light brown calf leather 1/2 leather and marble paper covered boards with two gilt on black title labels on the spine with four raised bands and horizontal, gilt bands on either sides of the bands and with gilt rules separating the leather from the marbled paper on the boards. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 inches with marbled end sheets which match the paper on the boards. One of only 80 copies printed on handmade, laid paper. 69 pages of text illustrated with a hand painted frontispiece and 16 plates 3 of which are hand painted. Considered by Hoes in his bibliography U.S. Iana to be "quite scarce". (Howes, A-264)
    TB32395  $300.00



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    Blanchard, Laman (Editor):  George Cruikshank's Omnibus.  London: Tilt and Bogue, 1842. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in full polished tan calf covered boards by Riviere with five raised bands on the spine with gilt tool work with a gilt on black leather label in the compartments, gilt borders on the boards, gilt inside dentelles over dark blue paper end sheets. The top edge of the text block is gilt. The leather joints are worn and cracked but the hinges are tight and strong. The leather at the upper tips of the boards is worn through and there is a tiny 1/16" chip to the leather at the foot of the spine; and, there is an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. A small quarto measuring 9 1/8" tall by 5 1/2" deep containing 300 pages of text. Illustrated with twenty-two steel engraved plates and 78 wood engravings. Originally issued in wraps in nine individual parts. George Cruikshank (1792-1878), whose career spanned 60 years, was an English illustrator and caricaturist who was best known for his satirical portraits of English society and culture as well as being the illustrator for Charles Dickens' books: Sketches By Boz and Oliver Twist.
    TB22867  $250.00



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    Dickens, Charles:  A Tale Of Two Cities.  London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. First Edition, First Issue. Professionally re-backed preserving much of the original back strip and the blind embossed, red cloth covered boards with new end sheets. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches. Overall in very good plus condition with slight foxing to the engraved title pages. Page 243/244 has a 1 1/2" closed tear at the lower edge which has been repaired. The plate facing page 72 has been professionally reattached; however, its extreme lower edge is soiled. The top edge of the text block is soiled. 254 pages of text followed by the publisher's Catalogue of Books 32 pages dated November, 1859. With 14 plates and the frontispiece and the vignette titlepage by H. K. Browne ['Phiz']. The list of plates shows the signature letter "b", the page number error on 213 is present as is the misspelling of "affectionately" on page 134, line 12, all of which evidence this copy as a first issue. (Eckel p.86, Podeschi, A143; Smith 13)
    TB29375  $5500.00



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    Dickens, Charles:  Bleak House.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. First Edition in book form. Very good+ in a contemporary, 1/2 pebbled black leather and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine, gilt text and decorations in the compartments and gilt ruling on the boards. The end sheets are marbled and the edges of the text block are marbled in a matching fashion. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and a second prior owner's book plate on the first free end page. Intermittent spots of foxing are throughout the text principally on the plates. and near the ends of the book. The joints are lightly rubbed with some minor loss of color. 624 pages of text illustrated with 39 steel engravings and a frontispiece and vignette title illustration by H. K. Browne. This copy conforms to the issue points for a first edition as listed by Walter E. Smith in his bibliography: Charles Dickens In The Original Cloth. (Smith, Vol1, 10; Eckel 80-81; Podeschi A131)
    TB32121  $1300.00



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    Dickens, Charles:  The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1844. First Edition in book form. Very good+ in elaborate full leather (calf) covered boards with gilt borders on the front and rear boards, five raised bands on the spine with red morocco, title labels with gilt text in two of the compartments with gilt tool work in the others. The end sheets are marbled with gilt inner dentelles that have offset to the edges of the first and last free end pages. The top edge of the text block is gilt. The binding is by Ramage of London as can be seen by that firm's gilt embossed line on the front paste down just above the dentelle. There is a small prior owner's book plate on the front pastedown, the same name with an address is stamped on the first free end page and the name appears again in ink on the second free end page. While the hinges are tight and sound the joints are rubbed; and have startied. An octavo measuring 8 3/16" tall by 5 1/4" containing 624 pages of text. Illustrated with 40 engraved plates by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). This is a mixed state first edition with the transposed pound sign on the sign-post on the vignette title page; but, with the second issue, fourteen-line errata page. (Gimbel/Podeschi, A72; Smith, 65-67; Eckel, p83)
    TB22114  $675.00



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    Dickens, Charles:  Dealings With The Firm of Dombey and Son Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First Edition in book form. Very near fine in in a late 19th century binding of 3/4 pebbled, black leather covered boards over marbled paper with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments, marbled end pages and the top edge of the text block is gilt. There is a minor area of 1/2" by 1/8" at the upper edge of the spine area where the leather is rubbed and the paper edge at the lower edges of the boards is rubbed through in one small area. The hinges are tight and strong. An octavo measuring 8 9/16" tall by 5 1/2" deep containing 624 pages. Tipped-in at the second free end page (and before the fly title page) is the front wrapper from #3 of the original part. Illustrated with 38 engraved plates and a frontispiece by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). An eight line errata page follows the list of illustrations. The word "Captain” is spelled correctly on the last line of page 324. (Eckel, p74)
    TB20035  $600.00



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    Eiseley, Loren:  The Brown Wasps.  Mount Horeb, Wisc.: The Perishable Press Limited, 1969. First Edition , Limited Edition. Fine in marbled paper covered boards with the text block printed on handmade, watermarked, Charter Oak, deckled paper. An 8vo measuring 8 3/8 by 5 1/4 inches containing 39 numbered pages followed by a page explaining the text and three blank pages. There are gift inscriptions on the first and second blank free end pages. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 256 limited edition copies printed. An extremely uncommon item by Eiseley. It is a collection of three essays by the author. Illustrated with a frontispiece by Jack Beal.
    TB28484  $500.00



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    [First Continental Congress]:  Extracts From The Votes And Proceedings Of The American Continental Congress, Held at Philadelphia on the 5th of September 1774.  Philadelphia: Published by Order of the Congress and printed by Timothy Green of New London, Conn., 1774. First Edition, Second Issue. Very good+ in contemporary plain paper wraps within a stab sewn binding. A small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 1/2 inches with two small, circular stains on the fore edge of the front cover and a dampness stain of 4 inches on the spine edge of the front cover and a 1 1/2 stain at the upper fore corner of the rear cover none of which migrated to the interior pages. The subtitle reads: "Containing, The Bill of Rights, a List of Grievances, Occasional Resolves, the Association, an Address to the People of Great-Britain, A Memorial to the Inhabitants of the British American Colonies, and an Address to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec." 16 pages of text the majority of which is printed in an exceptionally small font. Howes in his bibliography, U.S.Iana states of this title: "The Forerunner of the Declaration of Independence." Evans in his bibliography states that this title printed by Timothy Green: "The best printed edition. Containing besides the matter enumerated, an additional Resolve of Congress on the sufferings in Massachusetts, and the approval of the actions of Congress, by the Colony." [Howes, E-247; Sabin, 15528; Evans, 13732; Johnson, A Checklist of New London, Connecticut Imprints 1709-1800, 994) Contained within a recently made leather covered slipcase and cloth backed chemise. An early prior owner has written his name at the upper edge of the document as follows: "Micah Hubbard's Pamphlet"; and, two subsequent owners have written their names on the verso of the front cover: "Bela Hubbard |1835" and "Henry G. Hubbard |1876". This last named owner was Henry Griswold Hubbard (1814-1891) who was the first manufacturer in the U.S. to reduce India Rubber to thread and weave it into webbing by machine.
    TB32308  $5500.00



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    Hall, James Norman, and Charles Bernard Nordhoff:  The Lafayette Flying Corps.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920. First Edition, First printing. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition in decorated dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front boards. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt. The cloth at the corners of the heads and heels of the spines is lightly worn and rubbed and the spine of volume II is faded as is the outer edges of the front board. There is also a prior owner's name and address on the first free end pages of each volume. Both volumes are small quartos measuring 10 3/16" tall by 7" deep. Volume I contains 514 pages and volume II contains 361 pages including appendices and an index. Without dust jackets. Laid-in to volume II is an undated, three page specimen copy of an appeal from The Escadrille Lafayette Memorial Association for funds to help complete a memorial cemetery in France dedicated to the Americans who lost their lives over France during the First World War. Both volumes are illustrated with black and white photographs and color plate illustrations. Volume I contains the personal biographies and service records of each of the members of the Lafayette Flying Corps Considered by many to be the standard reference on the Lafayette Escadrille. A very handsome set with none of the foxing so often seen.
    TB20034  $950.00



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    Hamilton, Alexander, James Madison and John Jay:  The Federalist on The New Constitution.  New York: George F. Hopkins, 1802. Second Edition, First Printing. Both volumes of this complete two volume set are in near fine condition in 19th century, full dark brown leather although both volumes have been rebacked in complementary leather and stamped with gilt rules and titled in gilt on two black leather spine labels and with gilt numerals. The original end sheets remain, but the hinges for both have been professionally reinforced. The second free end pages have been signed by an early prior owner. Both are octavos of 8 3/8 by 5 1/4 inches with edges of the original leather are rubbed along their fore and upper and lower edges and the leather is worn through over the tips of the boards. The end sheets are spotted with foxing as are the title pages and preliminaries through to page v in volume I and page iv in volume II. Pages 316, 317 and the end pages of volume I are foxed and tanned and pages 350, 351 and the last end pages of volume II are foxed and or tanned. Volume I contains 317 pages of text and volume II contains 351 pages of text. The two volumes include all 85 of the original articles published anonymously in 1787 and 1788; the letters of Pacificus (by Hamilton); the Constitution; and, the first eleven amendments. As indicated in the errata at the end of volume I there are two pages of 167 and two of 168. Undoubtedly, one of the most important books within the cannon of American political and historical development. (Howes, H-114; Sabin, 23981) Details from the current owner indicate that one of Hamilton's sons had possession of this set long enough to make very light notes in red (ink?) beneath each essay heading indicating who wrote that particular contribution. Unfortunately, many of these notations are faded and now very difficult to read.
    TB32374  $10000.00



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    Hawthorne, Nathaniel:  Tanglewood Tales, For Girls and Boys; Being A Second Wonder-Book.  Boston: Ticknor, Reed, And Fields, 1853. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in original green, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt decorations on the spine and decorated embossed front and rear boards. At the front of the book is the publisher's eight pages of ads dated August 1853 listing this title as "Just Out" and without a price. There is a Christmas, 1853 gift inscription on the first page following the ads. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" by 4 1/4" with some of the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn through to the underling spine lining and the cloth at the lower tips of the boards also slightly worn through. There is an early prior owner's small book plate on the front paste down. The book is contained within a recent, cloth covered chemise and a 1/4 leather and green cloth slip case with gilt text stamping and raised bands on the spine end. 336 pages of text. A collection of six short stories based on Greek mythology and written for children. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and six plates by Hammatt Billings. This is the printing with only the imprint of Boston Stereotype Foundry and no mention of the printer, Geo. C. Rand on the copyright page which conforms to the earliest printed copies as noted by Jacob Blanck in Peter Parley to Penrod. (BAL, 7614; Peter Parley to Penrod, p.10)
    TB28456  $1000.00



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    Hawthorne, Nathaniel:  The House of Seven Gables A Romance.  Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. First Edition, 4th or 5th Printing. Very good in its original, brown, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, blind stamped boards and light yellow end sheets. A 12mo measuring 7 1/8 by 4 3/8 inches containing 344 pages of text with the publisher's four page catalog dated March, 1851 inserted inside of the front end sheets. The upper 1/4 inch of the cloth at the head of the spine is missing exposing the top edge of the text block. The lower 1 1/2 inch of the first page of the catalog has been torn out. On the first free end page an early prior owner's name appears in ink in a tiny, delicate hand and again in pencil, more boldly, on the title page and a third time on the rear end sheet. On the verso of the last free end page the prior owner penciled in a two line quotation from the book and started a sketch of a woman's head. The pages of the text are free of tanning, but exhibit spots of foxing throughout. This is either a forth or fifth printing of the first edition, with the letter "t" missing on line 25 of page 50 and the and the letter "r" missing on the 25th line of page 278. One of Hawthorne's most famous novels and considered a classic of early American literature. Hawthorne believed this to be his best work, even better than his more famous The Scarlet Letter. Hawthorne considered this title to be his best novel. (BAL 7604; Bruccoli/Clark - p. 172)
    TB28496  $275.00



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    Holt, John:  Knee Deep in Montana's Streams.  Boulder: Pruett Publishing Company, 1991. Signed Limited First Edition. Fine in 1/4 calf and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. On the inside of the front board is a mounted "Wolly Bugger" fly which was tied by the author. Without a dust jacket. Signed by the author and numbered copy 66 out of only 100 signed and numbered copies on the second to last page of text. A hand-sewn binding done exclusively for the publisher by Sandlin's Book & Bindery of Valparaiso, Indiana. 144 pages including an index illustrated with maps and black and white photographs.
    TB20153  $200.00



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    Hugo, Victor:  The Novels of Victor Hugo.  Philadelphia: George Barrie, (1894). Holland Paper Edition, Limited Edition. All fourteen volumes of this complete set are in very good+ or better condition in 3/4 red leather and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine and with gilt text in three of the compartments and with gilt rules separating the leather from the marbled paper. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt. Each volumes is quarto of 11 5/8 by 8 1/2 inches. The spines are all uniformly darkened some chipping and wear to the leather at the heels of the spines and the leather is worn through on several volumes over the tips of the boards. The hinges and joints for all the volumes are tight and strong. The contents are in near perfect condition with few marks of foxing or tanning. The images are nearly all protected with tissue guards. One of only 1,000 sets printed with this set identified as number 414 and subscribed for by Mrs. Mary E. Drummond as noted on the verso of the fly title page of volume III. The set includes the following novels: Han of Iceland; Bug-Jargal; Last Day of A Condemned; Claude Gueux; Notre- Dame Of Paris in two volumes; Les Miserables in five volumes; Laughing Man in two volumes; and, Ninety-Three. Illustrated throughout with black and white engravings by various artists. This is an extremely large and heavy set weighing 48 pounds. Please contact Town's End Books prior to ordering for a quote on estimated shipping costs.
    TB30669  $1200.00




  • Irving, Washington:  Works Of Washington Irving (Ten Volumes).  New York: United States Book Company Successors To John W. Lovell Company, n.d.. Reprints. All ten volumes of this complete set are in very near fine condition each bound in 3/4 calf and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with gilt titles on red and light gray leather labels together with elaborate gilt tool work in the compartments. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt and the end sheets match the marbled paper on the covers of the boards. Each is a small octavo of 7 7/8 by 5 3/8 inches with light rubbing at the heads and heels of the spines and to the tips of the boards. None of the spine are chipped. The contents are all clean and tight in their bindings with no tanning or foxing. The first volume containes: Tales of A Traveler, Bracebridge Hall and Wolfert's Roost. The second contains: Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., A History of New York and The Crayon Papers, The third contains: Astoria, Salmagundi and Adventures of Captain Bonneville. The fourth: Mahomet And His Successors, Oliver Goldsmith and Moorish Chronicles. The fifth contains: The Alhambra, The Conquest of Granada and Legends Of The Conquest of Spain. The sixth contains: The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus and A Tour of The Prairies. And the last four volumes contains The Life of George Washington. These last four volumes are illustrated with frontispiece portraits of Washington and maps. Many of the pages in these volumes remain uncut.
    TB30792  $500.00



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    Kent, Rockwell:  N by E.  New York: Random House, 1930. Signed limited first edition. Fine in decorated light blue cloth covered boards with a silver colored stamping of a compass rose on the front board and text and decorations stamped on the spine. This binding is absolutely unblemished! In its original plain blue dust jacket in very good condition with tanning to the spine area and a few closed tears all of which have been repaired with archival tape on the verso side of the jacket. Both the book and its dust jacket are contained within the original, very good+ dark blue, paper covered slip case which shows minor wear at its opening and one chip from the paper covering of 3/4" by 1/2". As noted on the rear page of text this copy has been numbered 572 out of only 900 copies printed. It is also signed on that page by the author. With extensive wood block illustrations by the author. The paper employed in the text is a special watermarked paper by Pynson Printers and completed in the month of November, 1930. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28455  $600.00



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    Miller, Arthur:  Death of a Salesman.  New York: The Viking Press, 1977. First Edition, Signed Limited Edition. Near ine in heavy brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a gilt facsimile of the author's signature on the front board and with illustrated end sheets. A small octavo measuring 8 1/16 by 5 1/2 inches with the cloth on the spine slightly faded and with a small prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a near fine cloth covered slip case. One of only 500 special autographed editions with this copy identified as number 308 and signed by the author on the fly title page. This title brought Miller an international reputation as it became his second Broadway success after All My Sons (1947). Many consider it his masterpiece and perhaps the best play written by an American. The play was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1949 in the drama category. 139 pages of text and script. Illustrated with eight plates from black and white photographs. An exceptional copy of an award winning play.
    TB31420  $500.00




  • Ridgway, Robert:  Color Standards and Color Nomenclature.  Washington, D.C.: Published by the author, 1912. Second Revised and Expanded Edition. Very good+ in its original dark green cloth covered boards with faded gilt gilt text on the spine and gilt text on the front board spine which is bright and clean. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is mildly rubbed as is the cloth at the tips of the boards. There are no prior ownership markings in this copy. The hinges and joints remain strong as the original binding used cloth hinges beneath the end sheets. Unlike many of the copies of this title that we have seen the boards are not bowed inward due to the swelling of the contents. Without a dust jacket, probably as issued. This is the original publication with all of the carefully created color swatches which can not be accurately digitized in the recently printed versions which are so prevalent. 44 pages of text followed by 53 plates of color swatches containing 1,115 named colors. Each plate is protected by a tissue guard. The errata slip which explains plates XXII and XXIV is present in this copy. Twenty years in the making, this book represents a seminal achievement in the advancement of color identification for use in ornithology and botany. Ridgway (1850-1929) was a botanist and an ornithologist, a founder of the American Ornithologists' Union and curator of birds in the United States Museum (Smithsonian) from 1880 to 1915. This edition greatly expands and corrects the first edition of the title which was released in 1886. Hand stenciling of the plates for the first edition lead to "considerable variation in different copies of the book." (p. 13) This volume is a very scarce and an important work in the areas of ornithology, botany and color theory.
    TB32462  $1500.00



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    Roberts, Kenneth:  Arundel.  Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1930. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with orange text and decorations on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 5 1/8 inches with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. With only the front panel of the first issue dust jacket done by Stafford Good under a clear acetate dust jacket protector. As noted above this copy has only a portion of the Stafford Good first state dust jacket which was originally used to cover the initial copies of the first edition. Roberts complained so bitterly about this jacket that the publisher (Doubleday) had to remove the book from the market to have a new jacket designed and painted by N.C. Wyeth. Any collector of Roberts' books aspires to have a first edition copy of this title in the first state dust jacket.
    TB32230  $1000.00



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    Smith, Zachary F.:  The Battle of New Orleans Including The Previous Engagements between the Americans and the British, the Indians, and the Spanish which let to the Final Conflict on the 8th of January, 1815.  Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton & Company, 1904. First Edition. Near fine in heavy printed wraps with a sewn binding and untrimmed fore edge to the text block. A quarto of 12 1/2 by 9 3/4 inches. The heavy gray-green wrap shows minor fading of the spine area and two shallow chips at the corners of the heel of the spine the fore edges are rough matching the uncut fore edge of the text block. Without a dust jacket as issued. A Filson Club Publication numbered 19. 209 pages including a seven page index, appendices listing the Kentuckian participants in the battle and text. Illustrated with maps and photographic reproductions of contemporary works of art. "A narrative account of the campaign including rationale for the Kentuckian participants who left the fight on the West Bank of the MIssissippi. Appended with a roster of participants from Kentucky." (Smith: The War of 1812 An Annotated Bibliography, 946) A very clean and handsome copy.
    TB31325  $175.00



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    Thoreau, Henry D.:  Walden; Or, Life In The Woods.  Boston: Ticknor And Fields, 1854. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in its original vertically ribbed, brown cloth with blind embossing on both boards and blind embossed bands on the spine which is also decorated with gilt lettering. A 12mo of 7 1/16 by 4 3/8 inches with several closed tears to the head and heel of the spine which have been professionally repaired on the reverse side of the headcap. There are two, small black ink marks on the upper corner of the front board and there is an early prior owner's name, date of "Sept. 21st 1855" and location of Worcester (Massachusetts) on the first free end page. Pages 263 through 350 have a light dampness stain in the upper margins none of which impact on the printing. The cloth at the lower tips of the boards is worn through. The joints and hinges are tight and strong and there are no pages loose or ragged. Vary pale yellow end sheets with 357 numbered pages of text followed by eight pages of publisher's ads dated May, 1854 sewn between the rear end sheet. The book is contained within a fine, cloth covered slip case of a color in harmony with the cloth covers of the book. Illustrated with an engraving on the title page and Thoreau's map of Walden Pond facing page 307. This classic of American literature only saw 2,000 first edition copies printed. (BAL, 20106; Borst, A2.1.a)
    TB29350  $9000.00



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    Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).  New York: Charles L. Webster And Company, 1885. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in the publisher's original decorated green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block and gilt text on the spine and gilt and black decorations and text on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 6 1/2 inches with the cloth at the heel of the spine worn down to the lower edge of the text block (with a minor repair to improve its appearance), rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head of the spine and the cloth is worn through over the tips of the boards. The front hinge is beginning to crack, but has been professionally reinforced. The rear hinge remains tight and strong and there is an early prior owner's name and date of 1887 written on the first free end page. The text block is tight and complete with no foxing, tanning or soiling. This volume is a first printing mixed state of the first edition as the title-leaf, with an 1884 copyright date, is not a cancel indicating a third state. On page [9] under "Chapter VI" the reading is "Huck Decided to Leave." On page 13 the illustration "Him and Another Man" is listed as being on page 88 where in this case the illustration appears on page 87 (first state). The 11th line from the bottom of page 57 reads "with the was" (first state). The final number 5 on page 155 appears as a larger numeral than the first two numbers (third state). And, finally page 161 lacks the signature mark (first state). The tipped-in frontispiece, by the Heliotype Printing Co., bust of Twain shows the drape over the pedestal, but that fact has no relation to any printing. Considered to be Mark Twain's masterpiece and for generations known as a true American classic this is a very pleasing copy without the typical damage seen in so many worn-out bindings. (BAL 3415; MacDonnell, Firsts Magazine Sept. 1998; Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 75-76; McBride, pp. 92-121)
    TB31419  $3250.00



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    Tytler, James:  A Treatise on the Plague and Yellow Fever.  Salem (Mass.): B. B. Macanulty, 1799. First Edition, First printing. Very good with a recent, very attractive 1/4 leather spine with what appear to be very early marbled paper covered boards and new end sheets. The pages of the text block are uniformly tanned with occasional spots of foxing. Without a dust jacket. Published according to act of Congress. 568 pages of text including a 23 page appendix. The book is in three parts. Part I contains 370 pages which is devoted to The Plague. Part II runs from pages 371 to 544 and it is devoted to Yellow Fever. The third part is the 23 page appendix "containing histories of the plague at Athens in the time of the Peloponnesian War: at Constatntinople in the time of Justinian; at London in 1665; at Marseilles in 1720; &c." Lacking the errata sheet at the end of the text and the folding table. (Evans, 36465)
    TB21273  $500.00



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    [Washington Irving]:  The Crayon Miscellany No. 1 Containing A Tour On The Prairies; The Crayon Miscellany No. 2 Containing Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey and The Crayon Miscellany No. 3 Containing Legends of the Conquest of Spain (3 volumes).  Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1835. All First Editions . All three volumes are in the publisher's original dark green cloth covered boards with the original, paper labels on the spines of No. 1 and No. 2. and with a meticulously accurate reproduction of the paper label on the spine of No. 3. All three are 12mos measuring 7" by 4 1/4" and are all in very good or better condition. No. 1 is a first edition, first state with the sheets bulking to 9/16" without the ads with the synopsis on page 247 showing: "binger of dawn" and the paper spine label is identified as "Label A" and, the catalog (ads at the rear) is identified as "Catalog A" per BAL 10140. It is in very good condition and contains 274 pages followed by a blank leaf and then by 24 pages of ads by the publisher. There is some scuffing to the boards and there is an early prior owner's name written in both ink and pencil on the first free end page. (The penciled signature is followed by a date of "1835". ) The corners of the boards are turned inward and there are spots of foxing throughout. Only 5,000 copies of the first printing were produced making this title fairly uncommon. This was Irving's first book written entirely in the US following his seventeen year stay in Europe. He was worried that Tour of the Prairies was too simple and not strong enough to stand on its own as a book. In January of 1835 he hit upon the idea of publishing it as the first volume in a multi-volume series he would call The Crayon Miscellany. (Brian Jay Jones: Washington Irving An American Original) In this volume he added an opening announcement (billed as an "Advertisement") with the following statement: "The 'Crayon Miscellany' will appear in the numbers, from time to time, as circumstances may permit' and will contain scenes and sketches of life in America and Europe; together with such other themes, both real and imaginary, as may present themselves to the mind of the Author." No. 2 is a first edition in very good+ condition in the publisher's original green cloth covered boards with the original paper label on the spine with a minor, narrow abrasion approximately 1/2" long. A 12mo measuring 7" tall by 4 1/4" deep with an early (1898) prior owner's name written in ink on the second free end page. 230 pages of text followed by a blank leaf and 36 pages of ads from the publisher and one final blank leaf and the free end sheet. No. 2, was published six weeks after No. 1, on May 30, 1835. Reportedly, only 5,000 copies were printed. The contents are "Irving's fond tribute to the homes of Walter Scott and Lord Byron." (Brian Jay Jones: Washington Irving An American Original.) It was well received by an adoring American public even winning fond praise from Edgar Allan Poe. No. 3 is also a first edition in very good condition with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and tape marks on the first free end page and with moderate foxing throughout the preliminaries, ads and end sheets as well as light soiling to the rear board. It contains 276 pages followed by eight pages of ads from the publisher. Per BAL 10144 this copy conforms to "Setting A". Like the previous two volumes, the first printing of this title was limited to 5,000 copies. This is the third and final volume in The Crayon Miscellany. A handsome and complete collection of Irving's Crayon Miscellany. (BAL 10140, 10142 & 10144; Langerfeld/Blackburn p. 33)
    TB25992  $800.00



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    Wasserman, 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



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    Young, Stanley P. and Edward A. Goldman:  The Wolves of North America.  Washington, DC: The American Wildlife Institute, 1944. First Edition, Limited Edition. Very good+ in the uncommon, 3/4 bison leather and olive green cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and with a gilt image of a wolf's head on the front board. The front and rear end sheets have applied to them one page biographies of the two authors. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". The leather at the head and heel of the spine is rubbed and worn. The front joint was separated from the backstrip, but has been professionally reinforced to join the backstrip with the front board. The front hinge remains intact. The rear joint and hinge remains tight and strong. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. A limited, presentation copy, one of only 102 copies so produced. The fly title page which is signed, inscribed and dated 1949 by the author to his good friend Dr. Bill Morgan (who was an author and linguist). In his long inscription the author notes that the binding for this particular volume is "buffalo hide" and he mentions the limitation which is not indicated elsewhere in the book. 636 pages including an index, a section of black and white photographs of skulls of North American Wolves, bibliography and text. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and 131 plates in total from black and white photographs. An extremely unusual and uncommon copy.
    TB24522  $350.00






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